The Gardenia Curse by C.M. Savage Blog Tour

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BeachBoundBooks pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the middle grade fantasy The Gardenia Curse by C.M. Savage. The tour will run November 7 – November 28, 2016.

 

Title: The Gardenia Curse || Author: C.M. Savage || Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy || Number of Pages: 158 || Release Date: October 26, 2015

Book Description: Thirteen-year- old Eva Thomas finds herself in a life threatening mystery when her dreams become real. Night after night, she is transported to Dreamland, where an evil being, the Shadow, wants her dead.  Can Eva save herself and her dreams before it’s too late? Exhausted from troubled sleep, Eva stumbles through her days in a new town where her grandmother is known as an eccentric and in a new school where a bully has decided Eva needs to be put in her place.   Eva is left feeling alone and uncertain until she meets Alice, a quirky classmate with non-stop questions about Eva’s family. Is Alice a friend or is she after something more?

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Coffee Date From Hell Book Review

 

 

Coffee Date from Hell by Jim Tilbury is a great book if you like off the wall humour.

It is a fictional book about coffee dates from all walks of life.

Everyone has been on one bad date with someone and this book will bring back memories.

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The eb00k is available on amazon for $3.91 CLICK HERE to purchase the book 

The book is only 195 pages and an easy read book.

Great for an afternoon read. (I read bundled up while the snowstorm was hitting us.)

It was great for laughs and a relaxing afternoon.

Jim Tilbury takes you through fictional coffee dates with famous people from the likes of Albert Einstein to Jesus.

He even takes you through with a few different characters.

The book is a mixture of short stories in one book with the do’s and dont’s of coffee dates mixed in.

A great stocking stuff for those that have been through a bad coffee date.

I received the product Tomoson.com to review but the views are my own and I only suggest products that I use and believe will be good for my readers.

5 x $25 Amazon Gift Cards Giveaway ~ Author J.S. Scott Release Day Blitz August 26th

Book Synopsis 
Amazon 
Amazon UK 
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 Jason Sutherland is a billionaire investor who has it all: good looks,
billions of dollars, and every expensive toy a man could ever want. What
he doesn’t have is the one thing he wants the most: Hope Sinclair.
Unfortunately Hope, the little sister of his best friend, was off
limits. But when he finds out that she’s getting married, he decides
that he’s staking his claim before it’s too late, and it will take more
than a little deception and risk to accomplish his goal. Hope could end
up hating his guts, but after spending one forbidden night with her that
he can’t forget, he knows he has to try to make her his forever.
Hope Sinclair was born into money, but being rich has never made her
happy. The one thing she wants is a man to care about her and not her
bank account. The closest thing she’s ever found to real happiness was
the magical, passionate night she’d spent in the arms of Jason
Sutherland…until that night turned into heartbreak. So when he
unexpectedly comes back into her life in the strangest of ways, Hope is
determined to resist her attraction to him.

Thrown together by Jason’s deception and with their passion still
burning hot, can the two of them survive after the billionaire is
unmasked?

18+ only. Not suitable for children and teens under 18.
 

 

 

 

 

If you want to try the prequel first you can check out Jason and Hope in this short read

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 Other Books In The Series 
Mine For Tonight


Currently Free 
Down
on her luck, nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a
massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will
surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a
miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely and
overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is
impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she’s
never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to
her problems, or will he end up being a major complication and a danger
to her emotional sanity?
Reclusive billionaire Simon Hudson would
rather be behind a computer creating computer games than rubbing elbows
with the elite and he knows exactly what he wants…until he meets Kara
Foster. Something about Kara touches Simon in ways he’s never
experienced and definitely doesn’t like. For over a year, Simon watches
over Kara, but stubbornly refuses to admit his desire to possess her,
not even to himself. But when she ends up in a situation that could very
well be her destruction, Simon steps up to help her, not realizing that
in saving Kara, he might very well be salvaging his own soul.

“Mine
For Tonight” is book one of “The Billionaire’s Obsession” . Books in
this trilogy do not stand alone and need to be read in order. They
include:

The Billionaire’s Obsession (Complete Collection)

 

This complete collection of The Billionaire’s Obsession includes:
Mine For Tonight
Mine For Now
Mine Forever
Mine Completely
Down
on her luck, nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a
massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will
surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a
miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely and
overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is
impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she’s
never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to
her problems, or will he end up being a major complication and a danger
to her emotional sanity?
Reclusive
billionaire Simon Hudson would rather be behind a computer creating
computer games than rubbing elbows with the elite and he knows exactly
what he wants…until he meets Kara Foster. Something about Kara touches
Simon in ways he’s never experienced and definitely doesn’t like. For
over a year, Simon watches over Kara, but stubbornly refuses to admit
his desire to possess her, not even to himself. But when she ends up in a
situation that could very well be her destruction, Simon steps up to
help her, not realizing that in saving Kara, he might very well be
salvaging his own soul.
18 + (This book contains graphic language, very steamy love scenes and lots of emotion.)
Heart Of The Billionaire (Book Two)
Author
Note: This novel is the complete story of Sam and Maddie, but reading
The Billionaire’s Obsession – The Complete Collection (Simon and Kara’s
story) first is highly recommended to enhance your reading pleasure.

 

Sam and Maddie are here!
Billionaire
Sam Hudson has pretty much lived his life with no apologies because he
tries never to do anything that he’s sorry about…except for what he had
done in the past to Dr. Madeline Reynolds. Many years and regrets later,
Sam meets up with Maddie again by chance; his brother Simon is marrying
Maddie’s best friend and the two of them are forced to be civil. But
Sam wants to be more than polite, and he wants another chance to make
things right, so he offers Maddie a bold proposition, an offer he knows
she’ll have a very hard time declining even though she hates him.
Dr.
Madeline Reynolds adores her best friend Kara and her fiancé Simon, but
being forced into the company of Sam Hudson, because they are both in
Simon and Kara’s wedding, is pure torture. She’s hated Sam for years,
but when he offers her a bargain, something near and dear to her heart,
she’s torn between her dislike for the man and the offer of something
she’s always desperately wanted. Once, Sam Hudson nearly destroyed her,
but Maddie discovers that sometimes things aren’t always what they
appear to be. Is Sam really a devious heartbreaker, or is there
something more to him beneath the surface?
Can two people with so many years of hurt between them learn to trust each other again?
Please
note: This is an erotic romance and not appropriate for YA readers.
The book contains graphic sex, language and situations not appropriate
for YA readers.
The Billionaire Salvation (Book Three)
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Billionaire
Max Hamilton thought he was finally starting to find contentment, more
than two years after losing his wife Mia in a tragic drowning accident.
He’d
been reunited with a sister he hadn’t realized existed. Finally he had
family again, a reprieve from the pain and loneliness that had haunted
him since his devastating loss. Yeah…he was as happy as a man could be,
considering he had lost the other half of his soul and most of his heart
when fate had torn his wife away from him.
Or
so he believed…until the day he rescued a mysterious woman in the park,
a female who somehow had managed to reignite a part of him that he
thought was long dead…
Suddenly,
Max’s protective, dominant, possessive male instincts flare to life,
leaving him at a loss as to how lightning could possibly strike twice in
one lifetime. Is he truly being given another chance at real happiness,
or would it be dangled in front of him, only to be taken away once
again?
Find
out by reading The Billionaire’s Salvation, Book 3 in The New York
Times Bestselling series, The Billionaire’s Obsession. This is a
complete contemporary erotic romance novel with no cliffhangers!
 The Billionaire’s Game (Book Four)
The Billionaire’s Game – The Billionaire’s Obsession ~ Kade

 

With
his professional football career over due to a tragic accident,
billionaire Kade Harrison takes on the task of solving a mystery for his
brother-in-law and friend, Max Hamilton. Without his former career to
fill every minute of the day, Kade’s looking for something to challenge
him–now that he’s lost the career that had meant everything to him.
But what starts out as a simple favor soon becomes a whole lot more than
he bargained for when the woman he’s seeking slips away from him every
time he gets close to finding her. When Kade does finally corner her,
things start to get even more complicated. Asha Paritala is nothing
like he expected, and the female he had tracked down as a favor for Max
soon becomes a woman he wants for his very own, a woman who makes
protective and highly predatory instincts he didn’t know he had flare to
life inside him. Kade soon discovers that he wants Asha’s total
surrender to the desire and passion that vibrates intensely between the
two of them, but he also wants her trust, the one thing Asha’s history
makes it difficult for her to give. Can Kade convince her that some
things are worth risking it all?
Caught
between two worlds, Asha Paritala is homeless, broke and damaged from a
life of abuse and neglect. Born of an American mother and an Indian
immigrant father, Asha was raised as an Indian woman by a foster family
after the death of her natural parents when she was little more than a
baby. She’s spent her entire life under the control of others until
finally breaking free two years earlier, and she’s determined to keep
her freedom, even if it means she has to struggle to survive. But when
she meets Kade Harrison, her resolve is tested. After Kade helps her
through a bad situation, she finds herself beginning to trust Kade as
she’s never trusted a man before. Kade is everything she always
thought a man should be, but can she lose herself in him completely when
she knows she’s damaged and confused. And is it really possible that
she could be a lost sibling to two people like Max Hamilton and Maddie
Hudson? Asha is tempted by the possibility of family, and the
irresistible lure of a man like Kade Harrison. Can a woman caught
between two cultures, so flawed and so backward, really reach out and
take what she wants, or will the instinct to run from the pain of her
past destroy the hope of happiness for her future?
Find out if two broken souls can heal each other in The Billionaire’s Game, book 4 of The Billionaire’s Obsession series!!
This is a complete novel with no cliffhangers. 18+ due to sexual situations and graphic language.
After
four years of working for “the billionaire boss from hell” Ally
Caldwell thinks she finally has her life on the right track. Her fiancé
is out of dental school, ready to go to work at a thriving practice, and
it would finally be her turn to go back and finish her college degree.
Unfortunately, her carefully planned future crumbles when she finds out
that her fiancé, the man she’d nearly killed herself to help get through
school, has been cheating on her. With her wedding looming in the near
future, Ally’s blindsided, realizing she’d never even knew the man she’d
been planning to marry. Suddenly, her carefully organized life is
turned upside down, and not one single thing is turning out the way it
was supposed to happen. Even her boss, Travis the Tyrant, is beginning
to act differently, throwing Ally into an even more confused and chaotic
state of mind. Travis, the one man who she’d always counted on to be a
jerk, was now the guy who actually steps up to try and help her
straighten her life out again. Unfortunately, she doesn’t much care for
his highhanded arrogance or his methods of “helping.” Ally wants to hate
Travis. It makes her life so much simpler to fight with him than to
admit to the combustible chemistry growing between the two of them. But
as she begins to see more and more of the real Travis beneath his dark
façade, she can’t seem to resist the dangerous lure of their unlikely
attraction.Billionaire Travis Harrison does
everything he possibly can to repair the Harrison name after a scandal
nearly destroyed his family years ago. He makes sure he keeps himself
and his actions in check, his emotions buried under a thick layer of
ice. Only his secretary and assistant, Alison Caldwell, makes him come
close to losing his carefully constructed image. The obstinate female
keeps shoving him closer and closer to the edge of sanity every single
day. But when he finds out about her fiancé’s betrayal, his protective
instincts roar to life inside him, making him want to ensure she’s never
hurt again. The only problem is…Ally doesn’t want his help, and the
infuriating woman does everything she can to push him away, even as the
two of them are swept into an undeniable passion that neither of them
can possibly ignore. Before long, Travis finds himself in ruthless
pursuit of something much more important and elusive than just a
business deal.
Can these two very different, very stubborn
people actually be meant to be together? Find out if Travis and Ally can
let down their defenses and surrender to a love so powerful it will
rock them to the depths of their souls in Billionaire Undone, Book Five
of The Billionaire’s Obsession series.

 
About The Author

 


J.S.
Scott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy
romance. She’s an avid reader of all types of books and literature.
Writing what she loves to read, J.S. Scott writes both contemporary
erotic romance stories and paranormal romance erotics. They almost
always feature an Alpha Male and have a happily ever after because she
just can’t seem to write them any other way!
Please visit me at:  Facebook  Amazon 
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The Reason For The Book "Love You Forever By Robert Munsch"

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Many parents read Robert Munsch books to their children.

They are wonderful books!

I love so many that I couldn’t just name one favourite!

From the Paperbag Princess to Mortimer, they are apart of all our childhoods.

Many love the book “Love You Forever” especially parents.

It always touches our hearts.

 Did you know why Robert Munsch wrote the book?

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Robert Munsch shares with us on his Website:

“Love You Forever started as a song.

“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
as long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.”

I made that up after my wife and I had two babies born dead. The song was my song to my dead babies. For a long time I had it in my head and I couldn’t even sing it because every time I tried to sing it I cried. It was very strange having a song in my head that I couldn’t sing

For a long time it was just a song but one day, while telling stories at a big theatre at the University of Guelph, it occurred to me that I might be able to make a story around the song”

 

 

CLICK HERE to read more about Love You Forever.

Baby Shower Games – Free EBook too :)

Here are some fun games to play the next time you host a baby shower!

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Don’t Call me Baby!

What you need for each Guest to play:

  • One diaper pin or a clothes peg with the word baby on it

How to Play:

  • As each guest arrives hand them a pin/peg
  • And during the shower if someone says baby the person that catches them takes their pin/peg
  • person at the end of the shower with the most pegs is the winner!

Who’s the Baby?

What you need for each guest to play:

  • A baby picture of each guest
  • masking tape/sticky tack
  • pens and paper
  • numbered papers for under pictures

How to Play:

  • Collect a photo and post the photos on the wall with numbers under each of them
  • Hand out paper and pens
  • Give guests 10 mins to figure out who is who
  • person with the most right wins!

 

Changing the Baby

What you need for each guest to play:

  • a baby doll
  • cloth diaper
  • diaper pins
  • a stopwatch

How to play:

  • Have a race to see who can diaper the baby the fastest using cloth diapers
  • Use two stopwatches and babies if a lot of people are at the shower
  • The one to have the best time wins!

 

For more ideas on planning a baby shower check out the FREE Baby Shower ebook HERE ! And for the parents a Free ebook on Smart Parenting HERE!

Free! Sun-Maid Raisins & Dried Fruits Our 100th Anniversary Book

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Infants & Technology ~ Is There Really An App For That?

ipadIs All Technology Bad For Infants?

We see many different points on view on today’s technology? Let’s face it we really can’t avoid it, it’s everywhere. I recall not log ago an older person I know had a cell phone for emergencies only use; they have had the phone for FOREVER!  They needed a new one but she wanted something similar to what she had. A flip phone, that weighed a ton. I knew that wasn’t going to happen. It’s difficult enough to get a battery for a first generation blackberry much less a flip phone from 10 years ago.

We often here opinions on what’s too young, how much is too much! Thoughts on age before you introduce them to this media, lots of discussion.  Regardless of which side of the technology see saw you are on; the fact is; it’s hear and not going away.  Since it’s not going away we need to learn how to embrace it and see the up side to it all!

Once upon a time you would go to the doctors office and there would be toys and books for the kids to entertain them while they wait for the doctor. Magazines for Mom or Dad to pass the time. In today’s society due to germs and so many other factors, most offices have removed these options due to hygiene reasons. Keeping these items clean and sanitized is a big job.  Take a few toys or books with you is a great idea however you run the fear of the toys being on the not so clean floor 🙁

My grand daughter Devyn is  9 months old; as some of you are gasping for air already; that’s ok  I recently won a Mini Ipad in a great giveaway:) I was browsing in the App store last night when I checked out Fisher Price ~ I was curious as when my baby was a baby that was 11 years ago ~ I found these amazing free apps and it had my curiosity. Really an app that’s interactive that is suitable for an infant; no way!!

Giggle Gang snagged my attention first! It was sooooooo cute! They laughed and you could touch the screen anywhere and more little giggling things all in different colors would keep appearing and disappearing on the screen, with all these great sounds! The colors were amazing and I was entertained on both level 1 and level 2. I had to check out the rest of the apps. I personally thought they were cute and the length was appropriate for a small child, but I’m a grand mother so we both know my opinion doesn’t count 🙂

The real test was going to be Devyn!  She sat up on Nannie’s knee and we turned on the Ipad. I showed her how to touch the screen and away she went ! She was quickly giggling and laughing and totally amazed. I was super curious now so I was eager to try one of the books (You can talk or sing, ti’s great), I was in total amazement as I watched Devyn touch the cow when it said touch the cow and before I could show her what to do next she tapped the arrow to turn the page……. WHAT??

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Needless to say these apps passed both Nannie & Devyn’s approval ! These would be great options to pass the time while you wait for the doctor and the only thing you need to worry about cleaning is the screen 🙂

 

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These are the ones I downloaded for the Ipad however I noticed they were all available for the iPhone too.

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Get your Free Apps 🙂