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Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Night Magic by Ann Gallagher

Night Magic by Kathleen Ann Gallagher
The beautiful but lonely owner of a bath and body shop, Krista Winter is in need of legal counsel. Her past is about to catch up with her.  She was forced to flee from her life as a teacher in New Jersey after being shunned for being a witch.
Life is not the same for Jon Bartolo. He’s a dedicated lawyer, living in the town of Conway, New Hampshire. His days are spent helping his clients with their struggles and his nights are spent in agony, lost in a world between life and death.
His mother, who died three years ago, lurks in his house, suffering from a curse for eternity, without a resting place.
A smoldering fire between Jon and Krista ignites almost immediately, however, he’s sure his secret would frighten a woman away. An afternoon escape brings them closer, but doubts linger between the love-struck couple.
How will Jon’s  mother find eternal rest so he can move on with his life? Is he bound to a life of hell on earth?
Will Krista…

Author Interview with Renea Mason of Symphony of Light and Winter

Today we are chatting with Renea Mason:

1. What made you want to be a writer?

I didn’t want to be a writer.  I know that sounds strange since most gush about writing since they were three. In 2012 a story demanded that it be written so here I am—a writer

2. Who is your favorite author?

I can’t say just one.  Jeaniene Frost, JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Karen Marie Moning, and many, many more.

3. What is the name of the last book you read?

Fashionably Dead by Robyn Peterman.  It was absolutely hilarious!

4. Tell us about yourself in 3 words?

Stubborn, bossy and loyal

5. What is your favorite activity?

Since I still have a day job,  so writing is my favorite activity.

6. If your book could be made into a movie? Which actors would you have play the main two characters?

This hard to answer since I don’t watch many movies.  Stuart Reardon, the rugby player is the only human I’ve seen that comes close how I imagine Cyril, but I don’t know what his acting skills are like.    For Linden any s…

Autism Week Post 1: What is Autism?

Autism is a developmental disease that effects social behaviors, cognitive, and communication functions. There are different levels on the Autism spectrum that range from mild to severe. Some of the signs are listed below:

No eye contact or smilingNo attempting to speak or babblingDoes not respond to his or her nameMakes repeated gesturesA questions to ask yourself if your child hitting some of the recommended milestones. (Keep in mind every child is different and may meet milestones at different times)
These are just a few signs, please talk to your  child's doctor if you are concerned. If you think your child has Autism there is a screening process. The screening process may be different for every state, I am not sure. But were I live.They have the parents complete a questionnaire, they interact with the child in their home environment, and then at the school location. I was notified by phone and giving several options to help assist my son. We choose the school program.
For me …

Giveaway: Mother's Day Locket


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Mother Day Giveaway Extravaganza

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Kindle Fire Giveaway

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Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Something to Lose by Tamra Lassiter

Something to Lose
by Tamra Lassiter



Everyone has something to lose.

Camden Piotrowski is justifiably upset to find her boyfriend in the arms of another woman. But it’s not the end of her world and definitely not something that a bubble bath, good wine, and cookie dough won’t help. Her pity party is interrupted when handsome Seth Vendetti bursts into her bathroom. She soon discovers that her world and those in it are not as they seem. Can she trust Seth’s version of the truth and make him realize that even he has something to lose?


Excerpt One:

His hands form fists that rest on his hips. “Are you threatening an FBI agent?”

I hadn’t really thought of it like that, but I’m not backing down. I put my hands on my hips as well and stand on my tippy toes so that my face is close to his. I could use those three-inch heels right about now, but I hold my ground. His body is tight. I see his pulse beating in his neck.

“Call it what you want. Just get out of my…

Giveaway: Spiderman 2 Prize Pack

Here is the official trailer to The Amazing Spider Man 2. It looks like it is going to be an awesome movie!

After viewing the trailer, I don't know about you but me and daughter will be going to see this. Looks like a great movie. Do you ever talk to your kids about the lessons that from movies such as the Amazing Spider Man 2?April from Pixie Dust Savings has previewed the The Amazing Spider Man 2 Discussion Guide and thinks it is a great resource for families to use before watching the movie. The guide is 5 pages long and would make a great family devotional. Each section has a Bible verse about the topic being discussed, how it relates to The Amazing Spider Man 2 movie, and then asks about 3 discussion questions. Most of the questions are easy enough for young children to answer, but thought provoking enough to have an engaging conversation with teens and the adults in the family. If you have preschool/kinder aged kids you would need to to bring the questions down to their le…


Hello all today is the day. I have been blogging for a year. It has been a wonderful experience. I have learned so many things and met so may people along the way. Below is a list of my favorite post of the year. Tell me which is your favorite. Don't forget to enter the giveaway to win some great prizes.

My first post:

I have come a long way.

Love this post:

First author interview:

Birthday idea

Letter from Santa:

Body Butter:

I hope you enjoyed some of my post this past year. Thank you for being a part of The Simple Things in Life.\

a Rafflecopter giv…

Blogiversary Post #3: Eve Langlais with Giveaway


Today we are chatting with Eve Langlais today.

1. How did you come up with your Shifters series?

Which one? Lol. I'll admit I've had a fascination with the paranormal for a long time. The biggest problem years ago was finding books to read that weren't just urban fantasy but held a decent romantic thread that wasn't overshadowed by world building and outside events. When I decided to try writing, it seemed only natural to start creating my own version of how I thought the paranormal world should run, and that included shifters. Yummy, alpha, often pig headed shifters, lol.

2. Which one would you choose Vampires or Werewolves and why?

Werewolves. I'm a sunshine loving girl, even if the sun doesn't love me lol. I love the overwhelming masculinity and just raw maleness of a werewolf who is alpha. How he meets his woman and doesn't take no for an answer and uses his animal magnetism to attract her. Sigh…

3. If you could have one magical…

Blogiversary# 2: Guest Post with Dani Harper of Storm Bound

New Twist on Celtic Faerie Legends

Dani Harper’s new Grim Series is bringing ancient Celtic folklore, hot faeries, and even hotter heroes into modern-day America! Book 1 is Storm Warrior, and Book 2, Storm Bound, has just been released. Book 3, Storm Warned, is underway.

I love a good ghost story and a ghost dog story is even better! One of my favorite Welsh folktales provided inspiration for my new Grim Series. The Grim is a legendary canine with many names: the Black Dog, the gwyllgi or barghest, the Dog of Darkness, or even the Hound of Destiny. The faery creature most often resembles a giant mastiff, larger than any living dog, and its eyes are often red and glowing.

The original myth dates all the way back to Celtic times in Wales. The Black Dog is Death’s Messenger, and those who see the animal are usually destined to die very soon. The dog appears without warning, follows and sometimes even chases people – yet vanishes without a trace! Electrical storms are often associated wit…

Cover Reveal: Kelly Family Series by Lashell Collins

This post is part of the Cover Reveal Blog Tour for the first four books in Lashell Collin's Kelly Family Series. These four novellas will all be released on April 30, followed exactly one month later on May 30 by a full length novel in the series. Lashell will be awarding a $15 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. The other stops on the tour can be seen by clicking the tour banner.

Ethan: A Kelly Family Novella

Officer Ethan Kelly is a nice guy. That’s what all the girls say, right before they toss him aside for one of those bad boys. But when he meets rookie officer, Heather Moss, Ethan is determined to show her that a nice guy knows how to treat a real woman.

But Heather isn’t interested. Or at least, she doesn’t want to be. She swore off men a long time ago, and focusing on her career leaves zero room for romance. Even with someone as sweet and sexy as Ethan. But when she saves his life on a robbery call, Heather realizes that he might just be the ma…

Blogiversary Post #1: Author Brenda Novak with Giveaway


I am so proud to to say that I will have been blogging for a year on April 18. We will be celebrating all week. I have author interviews, giveaways, and some fun activities. Blogging started as a way to share my favorite things, and I am happy to say that its still the same goal.

To start of the celebration is Author Brenda Novak of the wonderful Whiskey Creek series.

1. Where do you get your inspiration for your Whiskey Creek Series? 

Whiskey Creek is a fictional town modeled after Angel’s Camp, Coloma, Jackson, Sutter Creek and others founded during the gold rush in Northern California not far from where I live--so visiting them certainly served as inspiration. Going there is like taking a step back in time a century and a half. It doesn't feel as if much has changed, and I love that! Having such a vivid setting for these books makes them especially fun to write, but it’s the characters that fuel my imagination. Loosely based on my oldest son’s clique, the …

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Copper Girl (The Copper Legacy) by Jennifer Allis Provost

Copper Girl

The Copper Legacy

Book One

Jennifer Allis Provost

Genre: urban fantasy

Publisher: Spence City

Date of Publication: June 25, 2013

Cover Artist: Lisa Amowitz

Purchase it at Amazon or BN

Book Description:

Sara had always been careful.

She never spoke of magic, never associated with those suspected of handling magic, never thought of magic, and never, ever, let anyone see her mark. After all, the last thing she wanted was to end up missing, like her father and brother.

Then, a silver elf pushed his way into Sara's dream, and her life became anything but ordinary.

Book Trailer:

About the Author:

Jennifer Allis Provost is a native New Englander who lives in a sprawling colonial along with her beautiful and precocious twins, a dog, two birds, three cats, and a wonderful husband who never forgets to buy ice cream. As a child, she read anything and everything she could get her hands on, including a set of encyclopedias, but fantasy was always her f…

Mother's Day Giveaway: AJs Collection -Personalized Jewelry

Coupon Crazy Mommy, along with our sponsor AJs Collection-Personalized Jewelry to Remember, is proud to announce the Mother's Day Giveaway!
Special "Thank You!" shout outs go to my Co-Host Three Boy Circus! You can see the review of this awesome jewelry here.

This is a wonderful way to show off your little people at home. I love the one with the stones. 

Enter below to win a $75 Gift Card to purchase this fabulous personalized jewelry for yourself!
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