Wedding Haters Book Blast

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Wedding Haters
by Melissa Baldwin

Madison Wales, like many little girls, has been dreaming of her wedding day since she was a young girl. Thanks to the help of her wedding planner, Sienna Harris, everything seems to be coming together perfectly. Until her grandmother and her two two cousins suddenly decide to be overly involved in the planning of her big day. Madison watches as her perfect wedding dreams slowly begin to unravel. With family drama erupting, she can’t help but wonder if her cousins are behind each disaster. Or has she truly become a paranoid bridezilla? The idea of eloping with her fiancé, Cole, is more appealing every day, even if it means leaving her dream wedding behind. Will Madison be able to withstand all of the pressure and finally stand up for herself?

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Katie and the North Star Book Blast

Katie and the North Star by Bethany and Katie Lopez

Katie and the North Star

Written by: Bethany Lopez and Katie Lopez | Length: 26 | Recommended for: Ages 2 to 6

Summary: Join Katie on a fun, imaginative adventure as she learns why she can’t keep the North Star all to herself.

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Caterpillar Shoes Book Blast #giveaway

Caterpillar Shoes

Caterpillar Shoes
Written by Angela Muse

Length: 28 pages | Recommended for: ages 0 to 8

Summary: An energetic caterpillar named Patches is struggling to decide which activities she can do. In the end, she decides not to put any limits on herself and live life to the fullest.

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Springing Into a Healthier, Happier Daily Routine

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Phew! We made it through another whirlwind winter. Days filled with heavy holiday meals, rich desserts and Valentine’s sweets – followed swiftly by a bombardment of Easter treats from well-meaning grandparents – left me feeling a bit deflated over the last few months. But as the weather warms and the pile of chocolate eggs dwindles, I find myself feeling excited and inspired to get back into some better eating habits and a more active routine!

Here are some simple steps my family is taking towards a healthier, happier daily routine this spring.

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Choosing alternative modes of transportation: When my husband is at work I often ride the bus with my girls. With the warmer, drier weather we are scooting, walking or biking to our destination whenever the opportunity arises.

Eating healthier treats: Now that we’ve got a break from the chocolate-centric holidays, it seems the perfect time to make a move away from refined sugar. With a wide range of produce coming into season we will replace candy with sweet fruits like watermelon, berries, and apricots.

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Re-establishing a regular bedtime: The bedtime routine fell apart for us over the holidays and we never quite recovered. This spring we are slowly working our way back into an earlier bedtime and wake up time to allow for less rushed mornings.

Supplementing our diet with vitamins: I recently learned that Honibe offers multi-vitamins for the whole family. Each one contains a complete day’s worth of vitamins and minerals, which makes it much easier to remember to take them than previous (take one with each meal) brands we’ve tried. The all-natural, melt-your-mouth gummies are sweetened with 100% Canadian honey and contain 50% less refined sugar too!  They contain no gluten, dairy, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

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Honibe was kind enough to provide our family with some samples of their multi-vitamins to try out, but they want to give one of our readers a whole year’s supply of gummy goodness! Enter below for your chance to win.

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The Oxford Stories Book Blast

Boxford Stories
The Boxford Stories
by Kristen Carson

It’s the 1970s in Maryland. The Runyons and the Feldsteds are two Mormon families who are far from their Western American roots, and they cling to each other like exiles clutching a precious box of topsoil from the old country. Ada Runyon always turns to Ruthalin Feldsted when she needs an ear—but Ada dies inside whenever Ruthalin’s country-cousin manners poke out in public. Latham Runyon and Erval Feldsted bond every Sunday night over gooey desserts and vigorous religious discussion, a game their children call Stump the Rabbi. Underneath their balding heads and graying temples, each man desperately seeks a sign that God would choose him as a friend. The children of both families run breathlessly through each other’s houses and backyards, considering each other like family. But Ginni Runyon plots to change herself from the girl next door to the girl Marc Feldsted can’t live without.

When Boxford’s Mormons mix with the rest of the town, everybody could use a field guide to the other species.Laugh, cry, and shake your head with the Runyons and Feldsteds as they make their way through the decade that brought us leisure suits and urban decay.

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Excerpt:

Now Latham stood before the steam-clouded mirror. He squirted shaving cream into his hand and swabbed it over his face.
It was not the best face, to be sure. He imagined how it would look to those sitting beside him in conference tomorrow. There he’d be, his arms folded as he sat on a hard metal chair way at the back of the gym, looking for all the world like Joe Mormon, with the standard white shirt, the standard wing tips, the standard bald spot, and the standard case of scriptures with a sagging, broken spine.
The young fathers nearby would look at him and think, I hope I don’t become that in twenty years. Their young wives would study his pocked cheeks and try to imagine just how bad the teenage acne had been. And teenage girls would decide that he was, no doubt, ten times cornier than their own dads. . . .
Then, when his name echoed forth from the pulpit, and he stood up, his seat-neighbors would look up from their chairs, surprised. They would kick themselves mentally for not taking note of him sooner, for not recognizing his eminence.
His children would look up. Our dad? God wants our dad?
His wife would bow her head humbly and compose a few eloquent remarks, in case they summoned wives to speak.
And as he walked up to take his new place, people would look up from their seats, squinting at him. And when he reached the stand, Elder Sperry would smile, remembering: Oh, yes, him. The one that likes Great Biographies, just like me. Elder Sperry would shake his hand, motion him towards his very own theatre-style seat, a far cry from the metal chairs at the back. Elder Sperry would make him say a few words at the pulpit, where Latham could look down on all those surprised people, who were still taking it in that Latham Runyon was their new stake president.

 

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 The Boxford Stories Book Blast Giveaway

Open internationally – Enter by May 4th, 2015
Prize (1 winner) –
  • $50 Amazon gift card or Paypal Cash

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Numbers Game Book Blast

Numbers GameNumbers Game by Rebecca Rode

On Rating Day, a single number will brand Treena forever and she will be deemed either a valuable citizen, or a waste of space. Her top-Rated boyfriend is confident that their scores will coincide and they will be able to attend the academy together, but Treena is nervous.When the big day arrives, her true number leaves everyone in shock. She must go undercover and expose a military spy if she wants her life—and boyfriend—back.

Together with with Vance, a mysterious soldier with beautiful brown eyes, Treena discovers a dark numbers conspiracy—one that shatters the nation’s future. She must partner with him to survive the dangerous game of numbers—and the terrible war that rages within her heart.

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House Divided Blog Tour

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By Jennifer Peel

Against the odds and against the rules, Ellie Eaton and Brady Jackson dove right into a forbidden friendship and then love. Their sweet, innocent romance was one for the storybooks, but old rules and family prejudices ultimately tore them apart.

Years later, when near tragedy strikes, they’re brought together again and given a second chance at love, this time with help from some very unlikely sources.

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Devon’s Choice Blog Tour

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Written by Catherine Bennett

Devon Murphy leads a life with no surprises. She spends her time working part-time at a coffee shop, building her online graphics design business and keeping tabs on her aging father. The only tricky situation in her life is a shallow relationship with the pampered and affluent Michael Turner, who sees her as one in a string of women to conquer.

Brandon lost his father, and now his only goal is to carry on the family business and live life on his own terms. Then one snowy evening he walks into the coffee shop and is enchanted by the red-haired barista behind the counter. Can Devon and Brandon’s attraction for each other be strong enough to help renew their faith and erase their deepest disappointments?

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Win $25! The Jewel of Peru Book Blast

The Jewel of Peru

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The Ultimate Treasure Quest I: The Jewel of Peru
Written by Sharon Skretting

317 pages, recommended for ages 8+

The Jewel of Peru takes a young Captain named Christopher and his loyal crew of orphaned stowaways on a danger-filled quest to find Christopher’s missing parents.

Christopher discovers The Ultimate Treasure Chest on board his father’s ship, which he finds abandoned at sea. A message inside beckons him to set sail after the treasure and his parents. The ragtag crew gets caught up in pirate chases, time travel, and an underground network of spies. Will Christopher ever find the Jewel and his parents?

* Purchase an e-copy of “The Jewel of Peru” for only $1.11 CAD (99 cents USD) from Amazon for the duration of the blast, so grab your copy now! *

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Win a Pair of Fall Boots!

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Tender Tooties is hosting the Be Bootiful Giveaway and they’ll be giving away one pair of boots throughout the contest period!

ENTER HERE for your chance to win some new fall footwear.