Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sale Blitz/Giveaway Hello? by Liza Wiemer @LizaWiemer #MMBBR

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Tricia: A girl struggling to find her way after her beloved grandma's death.
Emerson: A guy who lives his life to fulfill promises, real and hypothetical.
Angie: A girl with secrets she can only express through poetry.
Brenda: An actress and screenplay writer afraid to confront her past.
Brian: A potter who sets aside his life for Tricia, to the detriment of both.
Linked and transformed by one phone call, Hello? weaves together these five Wisconsin teens' stories into a compelling narrative of friendship and family, loss and love, heartbreak and healing, serendipity, and ultimately hope.

Told from all five viewpoints: narration (Tricia), narration (Emerson), free verse poetry (Angie), screenplay format (Brenda), narration and drawings (Brian).



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Friday, February 12, 2016

#MMBBR #Review Novelista Girl by Meredith Schorr @meredithschorr




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Readers first met sassy Kimberly Long in Blogger Girl, and now the feisty New Yorker is back in a sequel packed with quick wit, friendship, heartache, and, of course, romance.

Kim runs the most popular chick lit book blog on the web, loves playing house with her sexy lawyer boyfriend, Nicholas, and is finally pursuing her lifelong dream to become a published author. At first glance, her life is five-pink-champagne-flutes worthy. 

But is there more to the story than meets the eye?

After hearing the phrase “chick lit is dead” more times than she’s read Bridget Jones's Diary, Kim is driven to desperate measures, seeking advice from up-and-coming chick lit author, Hannah Marshak, her high school nemesis and resident “mean girl.” As if Kim doesn't have enough on her plate balancing her secretarial duties with her blog Pastel Is the New Black, shrugging off the growing pile of agent rejections, and keeping her best friend from turning green over Kim’s budding friendship with Hannah, Nicholas is so blinded by his career ambitions, he doesn't see that their home sweet home could use more than a dash of sugar. 

This is the year when all of Kim's dreams—professional and romantic—are supposed to come true, but will the story have a happily ever after, or will Kim end up unpublished and all alone?

This novel can be read as a sequel or as a standalone and is best accompanied by a cocktail, preferably a pink one.


About Meredith

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A born and bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was probably supposed to. After trying her hand penning children’s stories and blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing chick lit and contemporary women’s fiction. She secures much inspiration from her day job as a hard-working trademark paralegal and her still single (but looking) status. Meredith is also the co-founder of BookBuzz, a live author/reader event held annually. She is a loyal New York Yankees fan and an avid runner. How Do You Know? is her fourth novel.




I have to say that I love this book as much as Blogger Girl.  It was an amazing book!  I love when I get to visit my favorite characters again.  It has everything that I adored in a GREAT book: laugh out loud moments, depth in story and characters, twists and turns, romance and fun.  I wish I could hop inside the book and hang out.  I just love that Schorr gets what the reader wants and delivers it to us in a flawless, beautiful way!  Thanks so much Meredith I really appreciate it!  Another 5 star hit!!!







Wednesday, February 10, 2016

#MMBBR Product Review: Original Bamboo Shredded Bamboo Memory Foam Pillow with Ever-Cool Adaptive Technology and Deluxe Hypoallergenic Washable Cover: Queen

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS via Amazon:
  • Bamboo 40%. Polyester 60%
  • Tired of sleeping on a broken down, non-supportive pillow? Don't you deserve the best? Upgrade your sleep by using our incredible queen shredded memory foam pillow with its removable, and machine washable, ultra plush bamboo pillowcase. 
  • VOTED #1 PILLOW ON AMAZON
  • Are you a back, side, or stomach sleeper? Because the shredded foam conforms to your unique body, our pillow is the best option for every type of sleeper. Traditional down pillows cannot match the versatility of the queen Original Bamboo Pillow. Only the highest quality and most luxurious synthetic viscoelastic foam material is used to resist the chance of mold, bacteria and dust mites invasions, making the Memory Foam Bamboo Pillow completely hypoallergenic
  • Do you suffer from snoring, insomnia, asthma, TMJ, migraines, neck, back, or shoulder pain? The proprietary properties of our queen pillow provides full comforting support and eliminates virtually all sleeping pains within the first few uses. With stay cool bamboo technology your pillow with stay refreshingly cool all night long. Keeps you cool, no more sweat - Don't you hate when you have to keep flipping your pillow over to keep it cool? Never do that again with our stay cool technology
  • Treat yourself to the luxury of top rated five star hotels every single night. Original Bamboo pillows were designed in the USA to be the best bed pillow on the market. Don't settle for inferior products, you deserve the best. 100% Memory Foam, Cover provides unique stretch and recovery with maximum breathing, absorption, and moisture wicking, Hypoallergenic, Machine Washable & Dryer Safe, and a Bamboo Duvet Cover that is soft as cashmere or silk


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I have been in search of the perfect pillow ever since I had children.  I feel that after that time, good, quality sleep was harder to get.   I always knew that part of the problem was my pillow.  I used to sleep on 2-3 pillows (depending on the kind) trying to get my neck and back feeling good.   I have tried feather pillows, memory foam pillows, body pillows and standard pillows.  All have still caused neck, shoulder and back pain both during the night and upon waking.  

I need to look no further....I have found THE BEST PILLOW EVER!  I adore this pillow.  I only need one pillow.  It is so comfy and it supports both my neck and back perfectly.  I fluff it right before bed and then snuggle in.  I feel that I have been sleeping better and wake up without the aches and pains I had prior to using this pillow....such as a sore neck and back.  I also stay cooler when I sleep, there is no getting too hot during the night.  I have told lots of people about this pillow.  This is seriously the greatest gift I have given myself.  The gift of good sleep.

Here are the highlights of why I LOVE this pillow:

*conforms to your body for a comfortable night sleep without aches and pains
*stays cool...I do not get hot sleeping with this pillow
*hypoallergenic
*perfect size...I can cuddle it or just lay on it and it feels great either way
*does not lose its great shape...just fluff and snuggle in
*NOTE: when you get the pillow make sure you toss it in the dyer for 10 minutes because due to shipping it will be VERY flat.  If you are sensitive to smell, there is a slight odor of bamboo.  This odor has faded since I have started using it 

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BUY IT BELOW...you will thank me!


#MMBBR Review: Doodle Art Alley Books: Magic Flowers, Magical Geometric, Magical Animals @DoodleArtAlley





MY REVIEW:

By far DOODLE ART ALLEY BOOKS are my absolute FAVORITE coloring books EVER!  I just love everything about them!  I love the detail, the designs and the size!  I use them as creative inspiration on the bathroom mirror for my kids (and myself) to see each morning.  I switch the pictures out from time to time to keep things fresh.  The boys think that is a great way to start their day!  I use these pictures as thank you cards and for other occasions that would constitute a greeting card.  I feel that this is such a more personal way to let people know that you are thinking of them!!!  

In addition to the practical purposes of the finished product the actual process of coloring it both relaxing and therapeutic!  I make sure to set aside 20 minutes nearly daily for coloring and I feel so much better when I get my time in!  I think there is something very wonderful that happens when you color and I found that is it one of my favorite things to do!!!  This whole series of books are all wonderful and each book focuses on something a bit different than the others!  All the books are awesome and I HIGHLY recommend them!  I cannot wait to see what other books that come out and I hope I am lucky enough to review them here for all of you!!!
 5 HUGE STARS!!!  




BOOKS I AM REVIEWING TODAY: 

Inspire the Spirit and Relax the Mind
Magical Flowers Coloring Book shares 50 fun doodle designs that are sure to inspire the spirit and relax the mind.
These flowers have been arranged so that you can create your own beautiful pictures from flower baskets, bouquets, and buds to flower vases, vines and other flower designs.
Choose your color combinations and see what patterns they create.
Let the magical designs take shape before your eyes.
Experience greater focus, dedication, and patience that coloring can bring.
Slow down and enjoy the colors and patterns coming to life in front of you. Take a deep breath, sit down, and color.
Designs are printed on one side of the page for all ages to color.
Each doodle design has been carefully selected to provide plenty of enjoyment, inspiration, and relaxation.












Tuesday, February 9, 2016

#MMBBR #Review Heart Conditions by @phoebefoxauthor @HeneryPress


“Delightful, witty, and chock full of warmth, I loved every page of this novel. Each character’s journey was incredibly engaging and real, and I found myself wishing I could get some advice from the doctor myself. Reading this series is like taking a trip to see your best friend, therapist and love guru all in one. Phoebe Fox writes her heart out!” – Amy FitzHenry, Author of Cold Feet  
“As heartwarming as they are humorous—Fox’s books offer more than the usual chick lit fare, with a lot of heart and a smart, relatable heroine in Breakup Doctor Brook Ogden.” — Sarah Bird, Author of The Boyfriend School and The Gap Year  
“Phoebe Fox has given us characters that are lovably fallible, funny, and frazzled, and has proven that when it comes to love and relationships of any kind, even the sanest of us get a little crazy.” — Elisa Lorello, Bestselling Author of Faking It and Why I Love Singlehood  
“Not only were the characters life-like, but the writing style was creative, emotional, and it sucked me in. This book was funny, but it was also sad, heartwarming and melancholy…I give this book, and this series 5 out of 5 stars.” – Comfy Reading  
“Just the thing to put a smile on my face and I would heartily recommend a dose of this when you’re feeling blue.” – The Book Magnet  
Running a massively successful relationship counseling practice should guarantee smooth sailing in a girl’s own love life...  
Breakup Doctor Brook Ogden has spent the last year sifting through the fallout from the disastrous decision that led to her unconscious uncoupling with boyfriend Ben Garrett. Despite advising her clients you can’t be friends with an ex, she and Ben have somehow begun to stitch together a friendship—one Brook hopes is slowly turning into more. That is, until Ben introduces his new girlfriend, Perfect Pamela, a paragon of womanly virtues who is everything Brook is not.  
While Brook navigates her newly volatile emotional life, an unwelcome surprise shows up on her doorstep: the ex-fiancĂ© who broke her heart two years ago—one month before their wedding. Between her ex’s desire to rekindle their attachment, her best friend Sasha’s unexpected crisis, and her own unsquelchable feelings for Ben, Brook finds herself questioning the personal progress she’s made in the last two years—and threatened with the highest-stakes Breakup Doctor failures she’s ever faced.  
Related subjects include: book club recommendations, dating advice, women’s friendship and sisterhood, humorous fiction, women’s fiction, chick lit romantic comedy, rom com, funny romance.  
Books in The Breakup Doctor Chick Lit Series:  
  • THE BREAKUP DOCTOR (#1)
  • BEDSIDE MANNERS (#2)
  • HEART CONDITIONS (#3)  
Part of the Henery Press Chick Lit Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...

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Phoebe Fox is the author of the Breakup Doctor series, and has been a contributor and regular columnist for a number of national, regional, and local publications (she currently writes about relationships for the Huffington Post and She Knows). She has been a movie, theater, and book reviewer; a screenwriter; and has even been known to help with homework revisions for nieces and nephews. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two excellent dogs.

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Fox really has gained her place in my favorite authors spot!  She writes with such honestly, that one cannot help up be moved, entertained and forced to think about life in a variety of ways.  Fox has written, yet another, hit!   I have gobbled up the first two books in the series and was biting at the bit to read the third.  I have to be honest and say that I read it in about 2 days.  I may have neglected things that needed to be done at home so I could finish.  There is just so much charm, humor, honesty about love, breakups, friendships and living life within the pages of Heart Conditions.  One does not have to read the books in order, but they all should be read because the are FANTASTIC!!!  
5 HUGE stars!   

P.S. Go grab The Breakup Doctor for .99 while it is on sale!  You will not regret it!!!  The continue reading the series!  You will thank me for the recommendation!!!       

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Phoebe Fox, author of the Breakup Doctor series
(The Breakup DoctorBedside Manners, and look for Heart Conditions coming February 2016)
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"A heartwarming and funny story about friendship, romance, and the heart-wrenching reality of breakups"--Liz Tuccillo, exec. story ed. of Sex and the City/coauthor of He's Just Not That Into You

"Fox doesn’t just know how to write clearly and powerfully...she has real insight into relationships...a laugh-out-loud read."—Scene magazine

"Sharp, snarky, funny, and fast-paced."--Fresh Fiction

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#MMBBR Dream Girls: Nicole by Carrie Thomas #Blitz @CarrieThomas138 @thebookgardenpr

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Nicole by Carrie Thomas

Series: Dream Girls #3 Genre: Contemporary Romance/ NA Publication Date: February 9, 2016
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Nicole Garrett, a self-proclaimed nerd, has had her future planned out for years. Taking chances has never appealed to her on any level, but growing up means adapting to change and accepting that life moves on no matter what. With her best friends, Piper and Stephanie both starting families of their own, Nicole finds herself concentrating harder on her plan to become a doctor, leaving little time for anything else other than working at the local pub to help cover her living expenses. There is nothing worth more to her than making something of herself—unless you count Corey Tate. Corey Tate isn’t a self-proclaimed anything. He doesn’t care enough. But ask anyone who has ever been around him and they’ll tell you he’s a bad-boy-recluse, who has a somewhat short fuse. He works hard and plays harder. Even though he has no clue what is involved in having an authentic relationship with a woman, Nicole Garrett has him curious enough to consider trying. Having zero experience in relationships proves to be a challenge for him, both mentally and emotionally. Timing is everything, right? How much time has to pass before the moment is lost? Two years of knowing glances, private talks, and a connection that surprises them both, come to a head when Corey draws a line in the sand. Can these two very different people find their way to a love that can last forever, or will their own flaws ruin what could have been? If Corey and Nicole could get out of their own heads, they might just find out the difference between falling in love and being in love.
The first book in the Dream Girls series is only 0.99 cents! BUY NOW "Oh my goodness I loved these girls! Carrie's writing is light, cheerful and fluffy. Yep I said fluffy. You just want to hug the damn book. These three girls will bury themselves in your hearts. I love that all of them are polar opposites." - Home Is Where the Wine Is Book Blog
"I read this book in 2 days. I could not put it down. I could relate to Piper on an emotional level. The book portrays the struggles of young adults in life and love. The whole series is excellent." - Amanda Gulley

Piper-eBookEXCERPT “Thanks, Nic. I’ve just—oh my God. You had sex!” She pointed at me with one hand and covered her mouth the other. ”What?” I asked looking to Piper for help. ”I can’t believe you slept with Corey Tate and didn’t tell me!” Corey walked in at exactly the wrong moment. “You!” Steph pointed at him. ”What?” Cored asked, clearly confused. ”You de-flowered my best friend, and you have the ball to act like it’s no big deal?” Corey looked at me, and I just shook my head and looked down. I was so mortified. Just then, Moye walked back in. I couldn’t believe we were having this conversation. It wasn’t like I was ashamed of it. I just didn’t want everyone discussing my lack of virginity. Or the fact that I’d lost it. “That just happens to be the best fucking night of my very private life,” Corey said. “So if you don’t mind, for the sake of my embarrassed girlfriend, could we just make this day about you and your baby and not discuss our sex life?” “Corey! You love her . . .” Steph cried. “Baby, let’s just go get ready for the shower.” Cole led her out of the kitchen. He mouthed sorry to us as he turned the corner. “I heard the doorbell. Let’s go let more of your guests in.” Piper was talking to Steph, but looked back to Corey and smiled. “Damn, that was funny.” Moye laughed. “Sorry, Nic.” “What’s a day in our lives without my being humiliated?” I turned back toward my task at the counter. Moye turned and walked out of the kitchen, leaving us alone. Corey came up behind me while I was scrubbing the counter. “I think you got it.” “I don’t know how they knew. I didn’t say anything.” I turned into him. “Baby, you don’t need to. They are your friends, they can tell. The same way Moye was ragging on me outside about being whipped.” “Is it that obvious?” “I don’t like to brag, but you’ve had a perma-smile on your face since that glorious night.” I knew when his eyes became glazed over, he was reminiscing. “Stop thinking about it!” I hit him on the arm. “You might as well get that out of your head right now. I will never forget it, and I will most likely think about it every minute of every day.” He tugged me close. “You are such a pervert! Seriously though, thank you for saving me.” I kissed him. “Always, Ace. Now let’s get this baby shower over with so we can go home and do what I was just thinking about.” “I am home.” I giggled. “In my mind, your home is my home. One of these days, I’ll convince you.” “I’m sure you will.” I poked his abs.    
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Carrie Thomas

Carrie is a wife and a mom who loves reading and sometimes writing stories of her own. It is impossible for her to write a book without a happy ending. Impossible. If you have trouble finding her, that is probably because she is traveling or at a concert. Music plays a very important role in her writing as she finds inspiration for her future characters. She loves romance novels and has too many favorite authors to list just one…but she will–Jay Crownover is one of her favs! She lives in the South with her husband and two boys.
 
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Monday, February 8, 2016

#MMBBR @SheReadsBookCLB Books of Winter WHAT WAS MINE by Helen Klein Ross @helenkleinross

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I am part of the amazing SheReads Blog NetworkWhich means that I am fortunate enough to partner with some of the most savvy, talented, and intelligent book bloggers in the business. Every month we wonderful women read our selections and review them on our personal sites. We are kind and witty and love books more than air. We would love for you to visit each of us online and follow us on our blogs, Facebook and Twitter. You don’t want to miss all the book goodness we have to offer! 

BOOKS OF WINTER PICK:


Simply told but deeply affecting, in the bestselling tradition of Alice McDermott and Tom Perrotta, this urgent novel unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore—and gets away with it for twenty-one years.

Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: she takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It’s a secret she manages to keep for over two decades—from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, coworkers, and friends.

When Lucy’s now-grown daughter Mia discovers the devastating truth of her origins, she is overwhelmed by confusion and anger and determines not to speak again to the mother who raised her. She reaches out to her birth mother for a tearful reunion, and Lucy is forced to flee to China to avoid prosecution. What follows is a ripple effect that alters the lives of many and challenges our understanding of the very meaning of motherhood.

Author Helen Klein Ross, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, weaves a powerful story of upheaval and resilience told from the alternating perspectives of Lucy, Mia, Mia’s birth mother, and others intimately involved in the kidnapping. What Was Mine is a compelling tale of motherhood and loss, of grief and hope, and the life-shattering effects of a single, irrevocable moment.

Helen Klein Ross

Helen Klein Ross is a poet and novelist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and in The Iowa Review where it won the 2014 Iowa Review award in poetry. She graduated from Cornell University and received an MFA from The New School. She spent decades as a writer/creative director at global ad agencies in NYC and San Francisco. Helen lives with her husband in New York and Salisbury, CT. For more information, check http://www.helenkleinross.com


  • This book was really remarkable! A great job was done writing such distinct voices that add many rich layers to the story!!!  It is one of those books that you find hard to put down.  I loved the short chapters and that each chapter was a different voice.  As I said above, I felt that the voice change on chapters allowed the reader to become deeply invested int he story.,  It allowed the reader the luxury of knowing what many people were thinking about the events as they unfolded.  I could not help but put myself in each od their shoes and try to determine what I would do in their situation.  I read and listened to this book via Audible.  I felt that this is one of those books that is amazing to listen to due to the variety of characters that are voiced.  There is something about this book that moved me, it will not soon be forgotten and I look forward to more books by Helen Klein Ross.  5 stars
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