Friday, December 28, 2012

Super Moms Inc Book Giveaway

Debbie Jean was recently given the *wonderful* opportunity to review a great book that is helping me out a lot and I'm sure will help you too...

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Yellow Wax Roses Giveaway

Giveaway done by: Elitemama

Every woman loves the smell and look of roses. Something about them makes a woman's heart melt. Wax Roses were invented by the one and only Jewelry Candles. What inspired Jewelry Candles to come up with this amazing product is their love for flowers and jewelry. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

{Book Tour} Dangerous Past - book excerpt

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Dangerous Past By A. F. Ebbers  

About the book:

An airline captain and his wife are being stalked by professional assassins who have a deadline to kill him and make it look like an accident or suicide. The couple doesn’t know why they are being targeted. Little by little they are pulled into a dangerous web of intrigue by a murderous criminal network who offers the pilot his wife’s life if he will concede to their demands.  

Dangerous Past is a story of a man who must choose between doing what ought to be done or keeping his family alive by allowing a murderous and powerful VIP to escape his past.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

MANNHEIM REX - book excerpt

MANNHEIM REX
By Robert Pobi

About the book: 

An homage to the blockbuster Jaws and the classic American novel Moby-Dick, MANNHEIM REX tells a tale of obsession, healing, and man versus nature as the characters struggle to find meaning and purpose in their own lives. Following the sudden death of his wife, horror writer Gavin flees New York City for the quiet of the country, where he soon learns that many people have gone "missing." Thirteen-year-old Finn, who is dying of cancer, knows that the truth: There's a monster in the lake. And Finn's last wish is to go down in the record books for catching it. Battling demons of his own, Gavin joins Finn on his perilous quest to slay the nightmarish leviatha.

Christmas Wreath Giveaway

Who wants to win an absolutely beautiful Christmas wreath? Not only do these wreaths smell good, but they are gigantic and look amazing. I just got one in my home and you can win one too! You can check out the blog review here.

 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Jewelry Candles Gingerbread House Giveaway

 
You have all heard of Jewelry Candles right?

If you haven't heard of them before you will be glad you know now. Jewelry Candles have a hidden piece of jewelry inside each candle.

Oofos Sandals Giveaway

 

Enter to win a pair of Oofos Orthopedic Sandals. These shoes are comfortable to wear, are considered a 'sport sandal' and come in a variety of colors.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bookish Blog Hop Party 11/20 #charismamedia



Welcome to Charisma Media's Bookish Blog Hop Party! Charisma Media supports authors, indie authors, book reviewers and bloggers alike! If you love to read, this is the perfect blog hop for you! 

Connect with fellow bloggers, book reviewers and authors! Discover new friends, authors, or books to read! Have fun!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Mystery Candle and Jewel Giveaway

Jewelry Candles was inspired by the famous classic movie, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Instead of having golden tickets inside of a chocolate bar, you will find jewelry in all natural soy candles.

Inside of all the candles there is a hidden jewel that can be worth anywhere from $10 to $7,500. You could find a ring, necklace, pendant, bracelet, or even a pair of earrings. You never know what you will get inside of your candle, but you will always find a gorgeous piece of jewelry =)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas Tree Jewelry Candle Giveaway


"Our Fresh Cut Christmas tree scent is truly that of a freshly cut Christmas tree! This candle when lit will take you to a Christmas tree farm in the middle of a cold winter morning with fresh sap coming out of the bark of the tree's. It truly is one of the key scents of Christmas!"

Friday, November 2, 2012

Ruby's World by Karen Baldwin

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Karen Baldwin's masterful memoir reads like a suspense thriller as this resolute American woman of "a certain age" journeys alone to South Africa to teach Zulu children. There she encounters a stunning resistance to change from those who invited her. Baldwin's writing is candid, taut and relentless, as waves of cultural tension build to an unforeseen crisis that tests her courage and strength. -Phaedra Greenwood, Award Winning Journalist Karen Baldwin, through raw, honest, and vibrant writing, shares her journey to teach children in South Africa. Her good intentions are met by strong traditions and a real Africa-not an illusion or romanticized world-where nothing is wasted and there is little personal space. Baldwin's journey reveals the similarities in Zulu and American families' joys, pain, deception and love. -Dr. Andrea M. Heckman, PhD, Cultural Anthropologist, University of New Mexico An extraordinary story, beautifully told. Baldwin's account of her adventure in Africa is honest, moving, frequently funny, sometimes startling, and always compelling. This is a journey of faith, and it carries the reader along every twist and turn in that journey with remarkable clarity and grace. -Sean Murphy, Author, The Time of New Weather

Buy your copy today at Amazon

My Review
Karen Baldwin has written a wonderful memoir of her trip to South Africa.  I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to review this remarkable story and not just enjoy it, but also glean so much knowledge about the cultural differences.  I had the opportunity to experience something I'd most likely never have gotten to otherwise even glimpse at.  You felt everything Karen went through, as her heart broke for the way the Zulu culture treated their women, I felt her pain and ached as well.  I can't say enough about this book, Ms. Baldwin you are a very talented writer, words cannot express how blessed I feel having been given a glimpse into your life.  May God continue to bless you! 

About the Author
  
The author and global volunteer Karen Baldwin recently was appointed the Ambassador for the Rural Women’s Movement of South Africa working to obtain basic human rights for the women and children of South Africa. She’ll be speaking to the United Nations Commission hearings on the Status of Women with Sizani Ngubane, the executive director and founder of RWM early next year. Karen was recently interviewed by NBC affiliate, KOB in Albuquerque, NM. Airing September 18 - Link:http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S2767979.shtml?cat=11121
Karen is a breast cancer and heart attack survivor (October Breast Cancer Awareness Month). These are the two deadliest killers of women. Karen took her surviving as a sign to help women and children prompting her trip to Africa. Her story is inspirational. 



Review written by Simone

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Jewelry Candles Giveaway {2 Winners}

Giveaway done by: Elitemama

Hey everyone and welcome to another great Jewelry Candles giveaway. Jewelry Candles was inspired off of the classic movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory". Inside the movie, very few won a prize when the opened their chocolate bar to reveal a golden ticket. With Jewelry Candles, everyone is a winner. You can find yourself a gorgeous piece of jewelry that is worth any where from $10 to $7,500. You might find a ring, necklace, a pair of earrings, pendant, anklet or even a bracelet.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Bradbury Inn $10 Giftcard and eBook Giveaway

Are you ready for a fun giveaway! This Cosmic Blast is brought to you by Charisma Media!  Charisma Media offers a variety of services to authors! 


Bradbury Inn

   Bradbury Inn

The town is filled with rumors claiming that Bradbury Inn is haunted by the spirits of Claire and Matilda Bradbury along with a man named George Walker after a fire destroyed it eighty years ago.
Jillian Levy came to Bradbury Inn to discover the truth. Shortly after she arrives the other person who was at the Inn all those years ago returns.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Bradbury Inn - Trivia Question 2

Welcome to Bradbury Inn Cosmic Blast Trivia page! The answer is found below!  Copy and paste the answer into the Rafflecopter!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Playboy VIP Fragrance - Facebook Likes

Playboy VIP Fragrance Giveaway Facebook Likes!
Be sure to LIKE everyone below!  Please give this page a few seconds to fully load!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Coach Soho Snaphead Flap Crossbody Giveaway


Welcome to the Semi-Annual Fashionista Events, ALL FASHION, ONLY FASHION, Giveaway Event. This is the Largest Fashion giveaway event on the internet, with 105+ blogs offering over $20,000 in prizes, hosted by

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Jewelry Candles Giveaway {2 Winners}

Ever After PR is slowly building and updating our blog again!  Thank you for staying with us!  Enjoy this awesome giveaway!  If you love soy candles, this is the giveaway for you!

Giveaway done by: Elitemama
Welcome to another fabulous giveaway from Jewelry Candles. They have come along so far in the past few months and they are also becoming a bit hit as well. Jewelry Candles was inspired by the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Now we all know how the movie goes, a certain number of candy bars had a golden ticket inside and the person who found it was a winner. Well, with Jewelry Candles, everyone is a winner.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Healing in the Hurting Places - Excerpt

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Title: Healing in the Hurting Places
Author: Karen F. Riley
Genre: Healing/ Christian Living/ Self-Help
 Length: 224 pages
Format: Paperback and eBook
Publisher: Destiny Image
Release Date: August 16, 2011

Excerpt:

I attended a meeting where I felt prompted to share a story I had written about my abuse. Even though the forum did not relate to abuse, I felt it was important to share part of my journey with these folks, even though I didn’t realize why at the time. It seemed that God had a plan for that evening.
This was the first time I had written and read my story aloud. God gave me the courage to get through the difficult passages because the wound had not yet begun to heal. There were five women and two men in the room the night I shared my story. When I finished reading, there was silence.
It was unnerving. I had no idea what these people were thinking and that unhinged me a bit. But I drew confidence from the strength that God had given me to share and now that I had spoken the truth aloud, there was nothing more I could do. I couldn’t take back what I said.
But strangely enough, I didn’t want to. Releasing that story was very freeing and empowering in a way. And then one of the women sitting at the table said in a halting voice, “Thank you for sharing that. I was raped by my half-brother when I was twelve and you just gave me the courage to speak out.”
Thank you, God, I whispered. So this is why you wanted me to share my story with these folks. Now this woman knows she is not alone and can begin to heal.
I barely had time to think these thoughts when another woman at the table said, “My grandfather started abusing me when I was three. I barely remember that part because I was so young, but I was afraid to go to his house. And the abuse continued for years.”
I told those gathered there that my therapist had told me that one out of every three women are sexually abused. I added, “And you can see, right in this room, there are three of us out of five.”
From the other side of the table, another woman, looking down to avoid our eyes, said, “Make that four.” And she didn’t utter another word.
(From Healing in the Hurting Places by Karen F. Riley)

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You can purchase Healing in the Hurting places from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Spy Lover Review

Welcome to Ever After PR's stop for The Spy Lover book tour presented by Charisma Media

                                                          Book Description: 
Thrust into the savagery of the Civil War, a Chinese immigrant serving in the Union Army, a nurse doubling as a spy for the North, and a one-armed Confederate cavalryman find their lives inextricably entwined.
Fleeing drought and famine in China, Johnny Tom arrives in America with dreams of becoming a citizen. Having survived vigilantes hunting “yellow dogs” and slave auction- blocks, Johnny is kidnapped from his Mississippi village by Confederate soldiers, taken from his wife and daughter, and forced to fight for the South. Eventually defecting to the Union side, he is promised American citizenship in exchange for his loyal services. But first Johnny must survive the butchery of battles and the cruelties inflicted on non-white soldiers.
Desperate to find Johnny, his daughter, Era, is enlisted as a spy. She agrees to work as a nurse at Confederate camps while scouting for the North. Amidst the unspeakable carnage of wounded soldiers, she finds solace in Warren Petticomb, a cavalryman who lost an arm at Shiloh. As devastation mounts in both armies, Era must choose where her loyalties lie—with her beloved father in the North, or with the man who passionately sustains her in the South.
A novel of extraordinary scope that will stand as a defining work on the Chinese immigrant experience, The Spy Lover is a paean to the transcendence of love and the resilience of the human spirit.

Review:
I am a huge fan of Kiana Davenport's novels and this one just makes me praise her more. 
The Spy Lover is a well researched book about the Civil War, but it focused around three main characters, one of which was a Chinese immigrant.
 I found myself with a multitude of emotions throughout the book. It was graphical but the was not a happy time, with many soldiers in POW camps, the brutality etc it was graphic but  I think Kiana did a great job in writing it with the full on approach as it made the book more believable.
The Spy Lover although fiction was based partly on an ancestor of Kiana's. 

Very well written, well thought out book and I would recommend this. 5/5



“An epic feminine saga!  Davenport’s prose is sharp and shining as a sword.”

¾Isabel Allende on Shark Dialogues
“Deeply Moving.  You can’t read Kiana Davenport without being transformed.”
¾Alice Walker on Song of the Exile
“A powerful and moving experience.”
¾The Washington Post on House of Many Gods”

                                          About The Author: 

Kiana Davenport is descended from a full-blooded Native Hawaiian mother, and a Caucasian father from Talladega, Alabama. Her father, Braxton Bragg Davenport, was a sailor in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Pearl Harbor, when he fell in love with her mother, Emma Kealoha Awaawa Kanoho Houghtailing. On her mother's side, Kiana traces her ancestry back to the first Polynesian settlers to the Hawaiian Islands who arrived almost two thousand years ago from Tahiti and the Tuamotu's. On her father's side, she traces her ancestry to John Davenport, the puritan clergyman who co-founded the American colony of New Haven, Connecticut in 1638.
Kiana is the author of the internationally best-selling novels, Shark Dialogues, Song Of The Exile, and House Of Many Gods. She is also the author of the collections, House Of Skin Prize-Winning Stories, and Cannibal Nights, Pacific Stories Volume II. Both have been Kindle bestsellers. She has just published her third collection, Opium Dreams, Pacific Stories, Volume III.
A graduate of the University of Hawaii, Kiana has been a Bunting Fellow at Harvard University, a Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University, and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Her short stories have won numerous O. Henry Awards, Pushcart Prizes, and the Best American Short Story Award, 2000. Her novels and short stories have been translated into twenty-one languages. She lives in New York City and Hawaii.



Available to purchase at Amazon and Barnes & Noble


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Monday, June 25, 2012

Interview with Stephen Schochet (Pronounced Show-het)


Author Stephen Schochet is a professional tour guide in Hollywood who years ago began collecting little-known, humorous anecdotes to tell to his customers. His new book Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies! contains a timeless treasure trove of colorful vignettes featuring an amazing all-star cast of icons including John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp, Shirley Temple, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Errol Flynn, and many others both past and contemporary. Tim Sika, host of the radio show Celluloid Dreams on KSJS in San Jose has called Stephen, “The best storyteller about Hollywood we have ever heard."

Friday, March 2, 2012

Blog Tour Sign ups - Legion of Bats

Legion of Bats -

Description

In a world governed by fear and corruption, a baby was born and immediately targeted for death. Hidden away in the rural West Virginia town of Tanner, Zoe Masterson grows up feeling like an outsider—just a little different from everyone around her. As bad becomes worse, she is arrested for arson and taken to a mental hospital, where she discovers nothing is as it seems.

Want to review this? Tour takes place from April 16th - 30th email info@promotionalbooktours.com

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Win a Kindle Giveaway



In a blinding flash of light, five nondescript strangers are yanked from this world and thrust into a land of sorcery. Transformed into the characters they were pretending to be; Archmage Reba, Jamison the healer, Jerik the dwarf, Charles the prince charming, and Allinon the druid elf blend twentieth century technology with the supernatural powers of this new world.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Book Blog Hop 2/29

Welcome to our Weekly Book Blog Hop!!
This runs every Wednesday - Saturday
including a Book Giveaway linky, Goodreads linky
and Authors Who Welcome UK Reviewers linky

Beck Valley Books Weekly Book Blog Hop
Hosted by Beck Valley Books and co-host Ever After PR

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Book Blog Hop 2/22

Welcome to our Weekly Book Blog Hop!!
This runs every Wednesday - Saturday
including a Book Giveaway linky, Goodreads linky
and Authors Who Welcome UK Reviewers linky

Beck Valley Books Weekly Book Blog Hop
Hosted by Beck Valley Books and co-host Ever After PR

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Being Human - book tour schedule

Being Human by Patricia Lynne

Book Tour Schedule

$100 Amazon Giftcard & Awaken Swag Giveaway

 

Awaken(The Patronus)

Awaken (The Patronus) Lucy Donovan was supposed to have a weekend of fun in the sun, celebrating her upcoming graduation from college. In a split second, everything changed. A drunk driver ended Lucy’s mortal life.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Book Blog Hop 2/15

Welcome to our Weekly Book Blog Hop!!
This runs every Wednesday - Saturday
including a Book Giveaway linky, Goodreads linky
and Authors Who Welcome UK Reviewers linky


Beck Valley Books Weekly Book Blog Hop
Hosted by Beck Valley Books and co-host Ever After PR

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