Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Good Chase by Hanna Martine {Book Review}

The Good Chase (Highland Games #2)
by Hanna Martine

Gleann, New Hampshire’s annual highland games always deliver the best of Scottish culture—rowdiness, rugby, whiskey, and unexpected romance…

Even though Shea Montgomery’s swanky bar and distinguished palate have made her a highly regarded whiskey connoisseur, she’s happiest bringing her favorite spirit to various highland games around New England. Her demanding ex made her wary of men obsessed with money and status, and she’s now more comfortable in the country than in the city. Still, when a gorgeous rugby player straight from Wall Street barrels into her whiskey tent, she’s tempted to change her mind…

You Were Mine by Abbi Glines {Release Week Event & Giveaway}

You Were Mine (Rosemary Beach #9)
by Abbi Glines

In the eyes of the wealthy playboys who frequent Kerrington Country Club in Rosemary Beach, Tripp Newark is a hero. Under pressure from his parents to become a lawyer and lead a conservative, upper-class life, Tripp disappeared from town five years ago to travel the world, forfeiting the opportunity to inherit millions. Yet few know what he was really running from...

Bethy Lowry was unraveling long before her boyfriend drowned in a riptide trying to save her after she'd had one too many drinks--again. A trailer park kid working as a cart girl among the wealthy patrons of Kerrington Country Club, Bethy has always been impressionable. But five years ago, before she earned her reputation as a hard-drinking, easy girl, she had spent a single summer with Tripp Newark that changed her life forever...

Spend Time Reading this Holiday Season with New Beloved Tales from Running Press!

The holiday season is upon us which means we're spending more time in the house, and more time with family and friends. I love to curl up with my boys in front of the fire place and read stories that I loved as a kid. But this year, thanks to Running Press, my boys and I have a couple new tales that we can experience for the first time together.

by Ross Bagdasarian and Janice Karman

Friday, December 5, 2014

Great Pretenders Imaginative Play Product Review and Giveaway *3 Winners*

Do you know the major benefits of pretend play? No? Well, read on to learn more and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Children learn by imagining and doing. The process of pretending builds skills in many essential developmental areas. Dress-up play is vital to a child’s development. According to licensed child psychologist Dr. Laurie Zelinger, “It fosters the imaginative processes, and allows for play without rules or script. Dress up allows for experimentation, role play and fantasy.“

Tony Hawk Circuit Boards by HEXBUG Review

My boys think Tony Hawk is the coolest guy ever, so you can imagine their excitement when they saw HEXBUG's newest products... Tony Hawk Circuit Boards.

What are Circuit Boards exactly? Circuit Boards are remote control authentic Birdhouse fingerboards and ramps so your kids can perform tricks like the pros.

We were sent the Circuit Boards Skatepark to review and it has easily been my boys' favorite toy. The Skatepark features one motorized Birdhouse authentic skateboard deck with power axle, a remote control, and all of the ramps needed to build the ultimate skatepark! Designed for ages 8+, the ramp was easy enough for Brayden to build on his own, which is always a plus.

Bring Me You by Ryleigh Andrews {Release Day Blitz & Giveaway}

Bring Me You
by Ryleigh Andrews

Pro quarterback, Ethan Christopher thought he had found his home when he met rock musician, Mia Devereux. She was the welcomed distraction in his football-focused life.

Things may not have been perfect. Their individual careers made being together difficult. Her touring. His away schedule. As her success grew, they spent more extended periods apart.

But at the end of the day, he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Only her.

When Mia met Ethan, she felt a connection unlike any she’d ever felt. She gave him more of herself than she thought was even possible.

But she knew it wasn’t enough. There was a lot she didn’t share, couldn’t give him.

#Hater by Cambria Hebert {Cover Reveal}

#Hater (Hashtag #2)
by Cambria Hebert

Coming January 12th 2015

It started with unspoken animosity. The bitter bite of jealousy. And now its full blown hate.

It was during my first football game that I first felt the first chill of hate. I looked it right in the eyes and felt its sticky tentacles reach out for me. I’d never experienced something so cold and empty before.

The effect of that look lingered, like an unspoken promise, long after it was gone.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Give Your Kids Wonder Forge Games This Christmas!

If you're an avid Life With Two Boys reader you probably already know how much we love Wonder Forge, but for those of you who aren't familiar with Wonder Forge, they offer over 85 award-winning games, toys, and puzzles for kids of all ages.

We were recently sent three super fun games to review and they've been a huge hit with my boys.

Pictopia: Disney Edition Trivia Game
Families team up in this uniquely collaborative yet competitive trivia game with 1,000 questions covering the World of Disney! During the game, everyone gets a chance to show off their knowledge – from Disney Jr. and Disney XD to the Disney Parks and classic films. Players place wagers based on knowledge of those images, and then work together or on their own, to answer the question.

Car Connection Review & Giveaway #MPMHGG

Have you ever wondered if you have a tendency to brake too hard or accelerate too fast while you're driving? What about your teen who's learning how to drive? Well, Car Connection can help with that and so much more!

Santa’s Little Helper Giveaway Hop - Enter to Win a Wonder Forge Prize Pack!

Welcome to the Santa’s Little Helper Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!

We all know that everyone could use a little help around the Holidays, so for this event I’ve teamed up with more of your favorite bloggers to be your Santa’s Little Helper… Giving away prizes that anyone would want to see under the tree! You might find the perfect gift for a little one on your list – or even for yourself, so hop around to all the blogs on the linky at the bottom of this post and don't miss the Santa's Little Helper Grand Prize from Step2!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pocketful of Sand by M. Leighton {Cover Reveal}

Pocketful of Sand
by M. Leighton

Coming March 15, 2015

“She was beauty for my ashes and I was hope for her heartache.”—Cole Danzer.

Slade by Teresa Gabelman {Cover Reveal}

Slade (The Protectors #6)
by Teresa Gabelman

Coming December 30, 2014

Highly trained VC Warrior, Dr. Slade Buchanan’s, role between lifesaver and lifetaker has been a constant battle, but nothing prepared him for half-breed VC Warrior trainee, Jill Nichols. Slade realizes his struggles from the past were nothing compared to the difficulty of resisting the woman who could never belong to a man like him.

Being the only female VC Warrior recruit, Jill Nichols, has an uphill battle. Falling for the sexy doctor, Slade Buchanan, has not made the battle any easier, especially when he constantly reminds her and others there will never be anything between them. Working harder than any male recruit, obstacles are thrown in her path, and with each challenge, it becomes clear that the two things she wants most may never be.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Shifter's Choice by Jenna Kernan {ARC Review}

The Shifter's Choice
by Jenna Kernan

They took his humanity…but left a hero's heart. 

Feisty and street-wise, Private Sofia Touma has too much at stake to risk being distracted from her duty to the marine corps. That is, until she's assigned to help the compelling and disabled veteran Johnny Lam. More than a war hero, he's also a werewolf who can't shift back to human form. And Sofia is quickly, inexplicably drawn to him. Unlike Sofia, Johnny understands the risks involved in her loving a monster. But with each day bringing them closer together, he isn't sure he'll be able to continue to do the honorable thing…or protect her from the enemies intent on keeping him a werewolf forever.

Owning Violet by Monica Murphy {Book Review}

Owning Violet (The Fowler Sisters #1)
by Monica Murphy

I’ve moved through life doing what’s expected of me. I’m the middle daughter, the dutiful daughter. The one who braved a vicious attack and survived. The one who devoted herself to her family’s business empire. The one who met an ambitious man and fell in love. We were going to run Fleur Cosmetics together, Zachary and I.

Perfect Chaos by Nashoda Rose {Blog Tour & Giveaway}

Perfect Chaos 
by Nashoda Rose


I lie to survive. 

Have since I was sixteen and my world fell into chaos. But I found a way to endure, or rather it found me. Now I’m a prisoner of my own doing, hiding behind a false mask so no one sees the truth. Not even the man I want but can’t have—Deck. But I messed up and the lies are spilling over, out of control.

Deck is unrelenting and will settle for nothing less than the truth. He demands everything from me—EVERYTHING—even if it rips me apart.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Affliction by River Savage {Release Day Blitz & Giveaway}

Affliction (Knights Rebels MC #2)
by River Savage

Three little words are all it takes to rip his world apart. Lost in his own affliction, Sy has been living in a darkness that he doesn't ever want to let go of.

Until she arrives and shines her light so bright that nothing else mattered.

She was only in it for the chase, for the thrill of capturing the unattainable.

But what happens when her world shatters around her, spiraling her into the darkness beside him?

Once Upon A Time by S.K. Hartley {Release Day Launch}

Once Upon A Time
by S.K. Hartley

I don't believe in fairy tales.
I don't believe in glass slippers.
I don't believe in Prince-Freaking-Charming.

Cinderella can kiss my ass.

I kiss frogs, sometimes even toads.
I've given up on meeting Mr. Right, instead it seems all I meet is Mr. Wrong, Mr. Very-Wrong and even, Mr. Lets-Not-Even-Go-There.

Fairy tales are for morons.

French Kissed by Chanel Cleeton {Release Day Blitz & Giveaway}

French Kissed (International School #3)
by Chanel Cleeton

On the surface, Fleur Marceaux has it all. If only the facade matched reality. With one year left at the International School in London, Fleur’s struggling to graduate, her love life is a mess, and she can’t stop thinking about Max, her ex-boyfriend’s best friend. But all that pales compared to the blackmailer determined to destroy her.

There’s a social hierarchy at the International School and Max Tucker is outside the velvet ropes. After watching Fleur break his friend’s heart, Max knows to stay away from trouble, despite the crush he’s had on her since freshman year. But when they’re partnered on a project, Max learns there’s more to Fleur than meets the eye, and she just might be worth the wild ride.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Twelve Days of New Adult Giveaway Hop - Owning Violet by Monica Murphy Paperback Giveaway

Welcome to the Twelve Days of New Adult Giveaway Hop hosted by StuckInBooks

Here at Life With Two Boys one lucky reader is going to win a paperback copy of Owning Violet by Monica Murphy. 

Sugar's Twice as Sweet by Marina Adair {ARC Review}

Sugar's Twice as Sweet (Sugar, Georgia #1)
by Marina Adair

He's trouble she doesn't need . . .

Thanks to a cheating fiancé, Josephina Harrington's perfect life just crashed and burned. Moving in with her overbearing parents is definitely not an option. No, she needs to prove she can make it on her own. And she will-by turning her great-aunt's old plantation house into a destination getaway. She's just not expecting her contractor to be so hands-on-and so totally irresistible.