Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Loving Everything British Photo Contest

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Photo Conte st Blast for the author of Wicka: The Chronicles of Elizabeth Blake, Christy De veaux. The blast will run July 20 - August 3, 2016.
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To celebrate her recent trip to England, to get ideas fo r her next book, Christy Deveaux is holding an British inspired contest! Simply s hare a picture of yourself with a British theme i.e. In England, in an English pub, eati ng English fare such as a fish and chips, reading a British novel, etc. - be creative!  ;

One Winner will receive a British Themed Gift Basket worth $50.
The winner will be selected at random through Random.Org.

About the Author: Christy Deveaux

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Christy Deveaux is the author of The Chronicles of Eli zabeth Blake series. Her highly anticipated first book in the series, Wicka, was just r eleased this spring (2014). Inspired by traveling across Europe solo at a very young age, and many travel adventures since, the character and story line behind Elizabeth Blake was bor n. Christy majored in political science and earned a cross-disciplinary degree from the U niversity of Western Ontario. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three children and a fish named Cow.

About the Book: Wicka: The Chronicles of Elizabeth Blake

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Elizabeth Blake, a seventeen year old girl from Ann Arb or Michigan, thinks she's enrolling in an international school in the south of F rance to finish her final year of high school. Instead, she falls in love; finds out that she is a witch from an ancient family –– who weren ’ t thought to exist anymore; and discovers that her life is in danger, as the Elders believe that she is the heir to a legend they fe ar above all else.

Wicka has been compared to other fantasy paranormal tales such as Twilight, written by Stephanie Meyer and Harry Potter, written by J.K. Rowling. Young a dults and grown ups alike are sure to love this adventure filled magical romanc e. Get your copy today at bit.ly/Wicka

*Note: purchase of the book is not a requirement to ente r this free contest.

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Contest Rules


Prize: One winner will receive a British Theme d Gift Basket ($50 value)

Giveaway ends: August 3, 11:59 pm, 2016

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Entrants sho uld submit their British themed photos by completing the form below.
**Nude, semi nude, non British themed or pornographic images will be di squalified**

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Only pictures submitted between July 20 and August 3, 2016 will be eligible to win. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Random.org and will be contacted by email within 48 hours afte r the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winni ng will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This gi veaway is sponsored by the author, Christy Deveaux and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an e mail to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.


BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Photo Conte st Blast for the author of Wicka: The Chronicles of Elizabeth Blake, Christy De veaux. The blast will run July 20 - August 3, 2016.
Collages6

To celebrate her recent trip to England, to get ideas fo r her next book, Christy Deveaux is holding an British inspired contest! Simply s hare a picture of yourself with a British theme i.e. In England, in an English pub, eati ng English fare such as a fish and chips, reading a British novel, etc. - be creative!  ;

One Winner will receive a British Themed Gift Basket worth $50.
The winner will be selected at random through Random.Org.

About the Author: Christy Deveaux

590087129

Christy Deveaux is the author of The Chronicles of Eli zabeth Blake series. Her highly anticipated first book in the series, Wicka, was just r eleased this spring (2014). Inspired by traveling across Europe solo at a very young age, and many travel adventures since, the character and story line behind Elizabeth Blake was bor n. Christy majored in political science and earned a cross-disciplinary degree from the U niversity of Western Ontario. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three children and a fish named Cow.

About the Book: Wicka: The Chronicles of Elizabeth Blake

1386681

Elizabeth Blake, a seventeen year old girl from Ann Arb or Michigan, thinks she's enrolling in an international school in the south of F rance to finish her final year of high school. Instead, she falls in love; finds out that she is a witch from an ancient family –– who weren ’ t thought to exist anymore; and discovers that her life is in danger, as the Elders believe that she is the heir to a legend they fe ar above all else.

Wicka has been compared to other fantasy paranormal tales such as Twilight, written by Stephanie Meyer and Harry Potter, written by J.K. Rowling. Young a dults and grown ups alike are sure to love this adventure filled magical romanc e. Get your copy today at bit.ly/Wicka

*Note: purchase of the book is not a requirement to ente r this free contest.

Website | Facebook | Tw itter | Amazon< br />

Contest Rules


Prize: One winner will receive a British Theme d Gift Basket ($50 value)

Giveaway ends: August 3, 11:59 pm, 2016

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Entrants sho uld submit their British themed photos by completing the form below.
**Nude, semi nude, non British themed or pornographic images will be di squalified**

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Only pictures submitted between July 20 and August 3, 2016 will be eligible to win. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Random.org and will be contacted by email within 48 hours afte r the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winni ng will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This gi veaway is sponsored by the author, Christy Deveaux and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an e mail to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy by Paula Berinstein. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 18 till 31 July, you can view the complete tour schedule here.

Facebook group event
On 28 July, Paula Berinstein will do an event in the Blind Date With a Book Facebook Group. There will be giveaways, discussions and more!

Start this series for free!
You can get Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy for free at Amazon, B&N, Kobo or Smashwords!

Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar ConspiracyAmanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy (Amanda Lester, Detective #1)
by Paula Berinstein
Genre: Mystery/ Detective/ Fantasy
Age category: Middle Grade

Blurb:
Amanda Lester wouldn’t be caught dead going into the family business. Her ancestor, Sherlock Holmes’s colleague Inspector G. Lestrade, is a twit. Nevertheless her parents refuse to see his flaws, and she’s going to a secret English school for the descendants of famous detectives whether she likes it or not.

When Amanda arrives at the dreaded school, she considers running away—until she and her new friends discover blood and weird pink substances in odd places. At first they’re not sure whether these oddities mean anything, but when Amanda’s father disappears and the cook is found dead with her head in a bag of sugar, they’re certain that crimes are taking place.

Now Amanda must embrace her destiny and uncover the truth. The only snag is that arch-villain Blixus Moriarty, a descendant of Holmes’s nemesis Professor James Moriarty, might be involved, and he doesn’t like nosy little girls interfering in his business.


You can find Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy on Goodreads

Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy is free now on all vendor sites! Grab your free copy here:
- Amazon
- Amazon Paperback
- Barnes & Noble
- Kobo
- Smashwords

Get the box set with the first four books in this series!
Amanda-Lester-box-setAmanda Lester box set (Amanda Lester, Detective #1-4)
by Paula Berinstein
Genre: Mystery/ Detective/ Fantasy
Age category: Middle Grade/ Young Adult
Release Date: July 4, 2016

Blurb:
"Sherlock Holmes meets Nancy Drew meets Harry Potter."

This set includes all four Amanda Lester, Detective books from the first year at the Legatum Continuatum Enduring School for Detectives.

Book 1, Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy
Book 2, Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis
Book 3, Amanda Lester and the Purple Rainbow Puzzle
Book 4, Amanda Lester and the Blue Peacocks' Secret

Amanda Lester wouldn’t be caught dead going into the family business. Her ancestor, Sherlock Holmes’s colleague Inspector G. Lestrade, is a twit. Nevertheless her parents refuse to see his flaws, and she’s going to a secret English school for the descendants of famous detectives whether she likes it or not.

When Amanda arrives at the dreaded school, she considers running away—until she and her new friends discover blood and weird pink substances in odd places. At first they’re not sure whether these oddities mean anything, but when Amanda’s father disappears and the cook is found dead with her head in a bag of sugar, they’re certain that crimes are taking place.

Now Amanda must embrace her destiny and uncover the truth. The only snag is that arch-villain Blixus Moriarty, a descendant of Holmes’s nemesis Professor James Moriarty, might be involved, and he doesn’t like nosy little girls interfering in his business.

Follow the exciting adventures of the girl who learned that sometimes you need to be part of something larger than yourself.


You can find Amanda Lester box set on Goodreads

You can buy the Amanda Lester box set here:
- Amazon
- Amazon UK

Paula BerinsteinAbout the Author:
Paula Berinstein is nothing like Amanda. For one thing, she’s crazy about Sherlock Holmes. For another, she’s never wanted to be a filmmaker. In addition, compared to Amanda she’s a big chicken! And she wouldn’t mind going to a secret school at all. In fact, she’s hoping that some day she’ll get to build one.

You can find and contact Paula here:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Paula's blog on Goodreads
- The Writing Show podcasts
- Newsletter

Giveaway!
There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy. Open International. These are the prizes you can win:
- One $40 Amazon gift card
- Two copies Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy (hardback edition)
- One copy Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (hardback)
- One Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1 Audible – Unabridged, narrator Jim Dale
- One Nancy Drew videogame from Her Interactive (winner's choice).
- One surprise book, you pick the genre. Paperback only.

For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below:
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Monday, July 18, 2016

The Sockkids Say NO to Bullying Blog Tour

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour f or the children's book The Sockkids Say No to Bullying written by Michael John Sullivan a nd Illustrated by Alexandra Gold. The tour will run from July 18 - August 15, 2016

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About the Book

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Title: The Sockkids Say NO to Bullying | Authors: Michael John Sullivan and Shelley Larkin | Illustrator: Alexandra Go ld | Genre: Children's Picture Book/Social Issues | Number of Pages: 56 | Publisher: Insider's Report, Inc | Publication Date: June 7, 2016

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Book Description: The SockKids focus on educating children and adults how bullying affects us all and what we can do abou t it.

Do you know where your socks go when they go missing in the washi ng machine? Well, the SockKids know! The SockKids are a mismatched family of soc ks that sometimes time travel through the spin cycle, teaching universal less ons of love and kindness, and focusing on creating a greater awareness of the many socia l issues that children are faced with today. The SockKids help to educate and encourage children f rom 2 to 92 to find solutions in helping to make this a better world.

In this story, Sudsy and Wooly discover their human is bei ng bullied at school and team up against bullies with Ethan ’ s newest friend, Olivia. They discover bullying hurts everyone and staying silent is not an option.

More Inside! Children ’ s counselor and licensed therapist, Jamie Ross, gives adul ts and children guidelines on how to handle bullies.

Take a look inside the book...

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About the Author: Michael John Sullivan

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Michael John Sullivan is the creator of the SockKid s. Constantly searching for his socks, he wondered whether the missing foot comforter s had found another pair of feet to warm. Before his interest in socks, Sullivan star ted writing his first novel while homeless, riding a NYC subway train at night. Sullivan retur ned to his subway notes in 2007 and began writing Necessary Heartbreak: A Novel of Fai th and Forgiveness (Simon & Schuster, Gallery Books imprin t). Library Journal named Necessary Heartbreak one of the year ’ s best in 2010. His second novel, Everybody ’ s Daughter (Fiction Studio Books, 2012) was named one of the best books of 2012 by TheExaminer.com. Sullivan has writt en articles about the plight of homelessness for CNN.com, The Washington Post.c om, Beliefnet.com, the Huffington Post, and America Online ’ s Patch.com service.


Blog Tour Giveaway


Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Am azon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice Giveaway ends: August 15, 11:59 pm, 2016
Open to: Internationally
How to enter: Please enter using the Raffle copter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSA RY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be ra ndomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a n ew winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associate d with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Michael John Sullivan a nd is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.

a Rafflecopter giveaway BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour f or the children's book The Sockkids Say No to Bullying written by Michael John Sullivan a nd Illustrated by Alexandra Gold. The tour will run from July 18 - August 15, 2016

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About the Book

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Title: The Sockkids Say NO to Bullying | Authors: Michael John Sullivan and Shelley Larkin | Illustrator: Alexandra Go ld | Genre: Children's Picture Book/Social Issues | Number of Pages: 56 | Publisher: Insider's Report, Inc | Publication Date: June 7, 2016

  amazon2

Book Description: The SockKids focus on educating children and adults how bullying affects us all and what we can do abou t it.

Do you know where your socks go when they go missing in the washi ng machine? Well, the SockKids know! The SockKids are a mismatched family of soc ks that sometimes time travel through the spin cycle, teaching universal less ons of love and kindness, and focusing on creating a greater awareness of the many socia l issues that children are faced with today. The SockKids help to educate and encourage children f rom 2 to 92 to find solutions in helping to make this a better world.

In this story, Sudsy and Wooly discover their human is bei ng bullied at school and team up against bullies with Ethan ’ s newest friend, Olivia. They discover bullying hurts everyone and staying silent is not an option.

More Inside! Children ’ s counselor and licensed therapist, Jamie Ross, gives adul ts and children guidelines on how to handle bullies.

Take a look inside the book...

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About the Author: Michael John Sullivan

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Michael John Sullivan is the creator of the SockKid s. Constantly searching for his socks, he wondered whether the missing foot comforter s had found another pair of feet to warm. Before his interest in socks, Sullivan star ted writing his first novel while homeless, riding a NYC subway train at night. Sullivan retur ned to his subway notes in 2007 and began writing Necessary Heartbreak: A Novel of Fai th and Forgiveness (Simon & Schuster, Gallery Books imprin t). Library Journal named Necessary Heartbreak one of the year ’ s best in 2010. His second novel, Everybody ’ s Daughter (Fiction Studio Books, 2012) was named one of the best books of 2012 by TheExaminer.com. Sullivan has writt en articles about the plight of homelessness for CNN.com, The Washington Post.c om, Beliefnet.com, the Huffington Post, and America Online ’ s Patch.com service.


Blog Tour Giveaway


Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Am azon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice Giveaway ends: August 15, 11:59 pm, 2016
Open to: Internationally
How to enter: Please enter using the Raffle copter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSA RY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be ra ndomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a n ew winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associate d with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Michael John Sullivan a nd is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Book Tour "Clovers and Fire"













About the Book

Title: Clovers and Fire
Author: Lauralee Jacks
Genre: Children’s Books, Fantasy


Prince Chauncey and his best friend, Sir Phillip, have always dreamed of becoming heroes. One day, they set out to win the hand of the most beautiful girl in the world. Little do they know that it will soon become the adventure of their lifetime. As they go about their quest, they find that their friendship is tested.

Could Prince Chauncey and Sir Phillip learn the basis of their friendship before it is too late?











Author Bio

Lauralee Jacks has graduated from St, Mary's College of California with a BA of Liberal Arts. She is currently working on her masters in elementary teaching. She is a DJ and a small talk show host at a local radio station, 105.5 WYTM. She lives in Fayetteville, TN. Visit her on Goodreads, Amazon, Twitter, and her blog.

Links Buy the book: Amazon Barnes and Noble Smashwords iBooks kobo Inktera Scribd 

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30639159-clovers-and-fire



Excerpt 1:

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (of course, back then, with no cars, everything over a few miles was far, far away!) there was a beautiful kingdom named Cloveland.  Cloveland got its name from all of the fields of green clovers that grew there, and the land was always filled with the sweet smell of the leaves. And, with all of those four leaf clovers scattered in the fields, it brought the kingdom good luck…at least for a while.

Cloveland was governed by King Stefan.  King Stefan was a kindly man, with the frizziest mane of hair anybody had ever seen.  He was tall and very muscular, with blue eyes as deep as the night sky.  Everyone who ever met King Stefan said that he reminded them of a lion in the form of a man (and King Stefan liked this comparison very much!).  The king had a wonderful smile when he used it, but unfortunately he did not smile very often.  That’s because King Stefan was a lonely man, with no Queen to share his life with.
 
One day, King Stefan called in his Royal Advisor, Gregory. Gregory was more than just an advisor to the king, he was King Stefan’s best friend.  Gregory always laughed at all of the king’s jokes (even the bad ones) and did his best to keep the king cheerful.  Gregory had a wonderful laugh, a big belly, rosy cheeks, a nose the size of a small balloon, and the longest beard in the kingdom.  It was rumored that a whole family of elves lived in his beard, but no one could confirm it.

“If I do not find a wife soon, Gregory, I will surely die of loneliness!  My poor heart grieves for someone to love.”

“Your majesty,” said Gregory, “I will do all I can to help you find a Queen, I swear it!”