Oct 31, 2012

$100 Amazon GC Giveaway on Loves 2 Read ~ Twitter Blast 11/2 - 11/7

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Twitter Blast!
The Winner will received an Amazon Gift Card for $100
The Giveaway is open World Wide!

What would you do with $100 from Amazon.com?
Think of all the wonderful books, ebooks, electronics, games and more that you could purchase!
Sound like fun?
 Join the Blast and Enter for YOUR chance to WIN!

Spooky Books and Spooky Prizes ~ enter if you dare

Troll Hunters

Evil and danger rumbles under the earth. Follow the adventures of a group of contemporary teenagers who discover that their town, and ultimately the entire world, is under attack by fierce creatures from deep beneath the earth. These creatures were known to the earliest humans as trolls or goblins, but they are much more dangerous than their fairy-tale versions. The teens make unlikely allies along the way, including a half-man, half-troll, as well as some legendary constellations that quite literally come to life. The young heroes will also discover their own untapped celestial abilities in an epic battle between good versus evil.

Hocus Pocus Hotel

Tyler Yu asked Charlie Hitchcock to meet him after school, and Charlie assumed it was for a fight. But when it turns out Ty just needs help solving a magical mystery at the Abracadabra Hotel, an unlikely friendship is formed.

My Review:
I was given a chance to read both of these books and provide a review on my blog just in time for the spookiest holiday of the year . . .Halloween!  Both books are full of thrills, chills and spooky mystery.  I thought that both Troll Hunters and Hocus Pocus Hotel were fun and entertaining reads that I would recommend for middle grade to young adult readers.  Both boys and girls alike will enjoy the engaging characters, mystery and intriguing plots.  The books are both well-written and easy to read.  Great books for this fun holiday season or any time of year.

About the author:

Michael Dahl is the author of more than 100 books for children and young adults. Dahl has spoken at numerous schools, libraries, and conferences across the country on graphic novels and books for boys, and has been a featured speaker at ALA, AASL, NYAEC, TLA, NOLA, EncycloMedia and IRA


A Halloween inspired giveaway!  That's right - 2 people will have a chance to each win a copy of both books - My dear friend at Media Masters Publicity is providing a set of books, and I am donating my gently read review copies as well - so there will be 2 winners!  Easy entries - Contest will only run 3 days so Enter and share the love so your friends and family can enter too!

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I received one or more books or products in the post above for review purposes only. I was in no way required to write a positive review. All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion .  If you have any questions or comments, please see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.

Oct 27, 2012

The Stereotypical Freaks by Howard Shapiro ~ promo & GIVEAWAY

Four disparate high school seniors come together to compete in their school's battle of the bands. Sharing a love for playing rock and roll, the members name the band "The Stereotypical Freaks" because they feel stereotyped by their classmates - smart kid, geek, star athlete and quiet weirdo… when in fact they know they are much more than those labels that have been placed on them.

When one member reveals life altering news, winning the competition takes on more of a meaning to each member. Scared and angry, upset and yet still with a lot of resolve they set out to win one for the good guys… will they?

"The Stereotypical Freaks" BUY on Amazon

***Keep reading for a great GIVEAWAY!***

Oct 26, 2012

Flash Giveaway ~ Chuggington Prize Pack from Kidtoons! 10/26 - 10/30

Join the Chuggington crew for six fun-filled adventures in Chuggington: Traintastic Adventures! Watch as Brewster tests a speedy new invention, Koko's stunt training saves the day, Wilson gets stuck on the track lift and everybody competes in a big chug-of-war! Young trainees will learn to ride the rails of life alongside their Chuggington pals in this upbeat and fun episodic feature.

The Prize Pack Includes:
1 Chuggington: Traintastic Adventures DVD
1 Chuggington: Wash Time For Wilson Play-A-Sound Book
1 Chuggington: Wilson and the Paint Wagon Leapfrog Storybook
1Chuggington: Carry Along Activity Traveler Set
1 Chuggington: Placement
1 Chugginton: Trading Card
1 Chuggington: Map

*Keep reading for the giveaway*

All I Want For Christmas Giveaway Hop Sign Ups CLOSED

The All I Want For Christmas Giveaway Hop will be hosted by Mom Loves 2 Read .

The giveaway hop will begin on November 24, 2012 at 12:01am EST and will end on December 10, 2012 at 11:59pm EST

To Join the Grand Prize Event and boost your social media!
The fee is $3 for one link, or 5 for two, $7 for all three (Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest only). 
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Sign-ups will close on November 20th. 

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I received one or more books or products in the post above for review purposes only. I was in no way required to write a positive review. All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion .  If you have any questions or comments, please see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.

Oct 24, 2012

Giveaway Event ~ Oral Irrigator by ToiletTree Products ~ 11/7

Welcome to the FREE ToiletTree Oral Irrigator giveaway event 
hosted by Mom Loves 2 Read

How about a free way to help keep your mouth happy and healthy?
Ever tried a water pick?  well, the Oral Irrigator by ToiletTree products 
is not your average water pick.
To learn more about this great tool from ToiletTree 
~ read the review HERE

One super lucky reader will win a
 ($39.95 value)

Easy to Enter 
Simply fill in as many entries as you like on the rafflecopter form below.
The more entries you complete, the better your chance of winning!
Good Luck!
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 *Loves 2 Read is not responsible for the distribution of this prize.  Sponsor will send out prize after all entries are validated and winner has been chosen and has replied to claim this prize.  Winner will have only 48 hours to reply to winner email - if no reply after 48 hours another winner will be chosen and contacted.  All questions or concerns should be sent to host blog Loves 2 Read.

Oct 23, 2012

Baby Wearing Month Giveaway #3 ~ Hot Slings Carrier

Ready for the Baby Wearing Giveaway #3?  
Well, here it is - another great baby carrier 
~ The Hot Slings carrier is a sling-style carrier to help keep baby 
close on mother's hip while freeing up her hands for other things. . . 
enter on the form at the end of this post . . .

October is National Baby Wearing Month.  It is a GREAT month.  This October A Little Bit of Everything is giving away SEVERAL baby carriers.  There are some great Guest Hosts as well.  Loves 2 Read and Saving my Family Money and Brittleby's Corner.

This next carrier is the Hot Slings Sling Carrier.  This one has 2 buckles that sit at the shoulder to make it fully adjustable.  The buckles are inside the sling so they aren't easily noticed by most people

Make sure to read the full review.

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Guest Post by Eileen Hodgetts ~ Author of Whirlpool & Kindle Fire Giveaway


The year is 1923 and the jazz age is in full swing. Evangeline Murray, a young widow from Ohio, is recruited by the Women’s Freedom Movement to represent the spirit of modern womanhood by going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Evangeline eagerly embraces her opportunity to achieve fame and fortune, until she sees the power of the River and begins to understand the risk she is taking. Joshua McClaren, an enigmatic battle-scarred veteran of World War I, and the best boatman on the river, reluctantly agrees to launch the headstrong Evangeline. Joshua has seen hundreds of bodies surface in the Whirlpool below the Falls, and has faced death on the battlefields of Flanders and has no respect for the charming, impetuous Mrs. Murray, and her desire for fame. Before the barrel can be launched, each of them will have to face their own demons, painful secrets will be revealed and the Niagara Rivers will claim two more lives. Inspired by true stories of the Falls, Whirlpool is a romance, an adventure, and the closest that most of us will ever come to taking the fateful plunge over the Falls.Whirlpool is a fiction that is based on reality. Seven people have tried to ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Four have succeeded and three have died. The first person to make the attempt was Annie Taylor, a middle aged school teacher from Michigan who made a successful journey in 1901. Barrel riding at Niagara Falls is now forbidden by law, but at the beginning of the 20th century Niagara was a haven for daredevils of all types, and many of their exploits are included in the novel.

I want to give a warm welcome to Author Eileen Hodgetts.
She has stopped in today for a bit to share her new novel with the readers here on Loves 2 Read . . .

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop on Loves 2 Read ~ 2 winners for BN ebooks ~ 10/23 - 10/31

Welcome to the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop hosted by 
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
& The Diary of A Bookworm

With Halloween coming up next week, I thought I'd join with the over 500 bloggers participating in this year's SPOOKTACULAR Giveaway HOP

So, what do you think???

Would you like some spooky fun?
How about a Halloween Giveaway?
Something fun or scary to read?

Then you've come to the right blog!

Enter for a chance to WIN my Spooktacular Giveaway
 using the form below 

2 WINNERS will each get

Oct 17, 2012

Giveaway ~ Baby Wearing Giveaway #2 ~ Balboa Baby Sling Carrier

Baby Wearing GIVEAWAY Number 2

October is National Baby Wearing Month.  It is a GREAT month.  This October A Little Bit of Everything is giving away SEVERAL baby carriers.  There are some great Guest Hosts as well.  Loves 2 Read and Saving my Family Money and Brittleby's Corner.

This next carrier is the Balboa Baby Sling Carrier.  This one is adjustable so it works great for all body sizes.   They have some great prints.  The main body of them is a solid color with the print as an accent.  I LOVE that about them.

Make sure to read the full review.

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Oct 16, 2012

Review & Giveaway ~ Uncontrollable by S. R. Johannes ~ Book Tour

Book Summary

As 16-year-old Grace recovers from tragedy, her science class is chosen by Agent Sweeney at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to help with research on the new "Red Wolf Reintroduction Program". 

While she’s excited about helping with the conservation of the endangered wolves, Grace knows this means being outdoors in the worst winter recorded, in a place she no longer feels comfortable. It also means working closely with Wyn (her ex) and his annoying girlfriend (Skyler), a girl whose idea of getting close to nature is picking silk plants and growing fake plants. 

After a couple of wolves show up dead, Grace almost quits. However, when a fellow project team member goes missing, Grace continues the assignment under a renewed suspicion that someone might be sabotaging the conservation program. She quietly begins to hunt for clues. 

Little does she know, she is being hunted too. 

My Review :
Uncontrollable continues with Grace's story, taking up where Untraceable left off.  Once again Grace has captivated me with her motivation, determination and inner strength.  I loved her just as much in this book as I did in Untraceable.  I do recommend reading Untraceable before reading Uncontrollable, as there is much that will make more sense if you know Grace's backstory.

 My interest was once again captured from the beginning.  The danger, mystery, hints of romance, humor and friendship made the story keep my interest to the end.  The new characters were introduced well, and the characters from the first novel (like Wynn) continued to grow on me throughout this story.  Though there were times when Wynn and Skylar were a bit annoying at times, but that was part of what made the story great - and did improve later in the book, at least with Wynn. 

I have to say, Uncontrollable is another well-written, amazing adventure by author S. R. Johannes.  Definitely recommended for older teens and Young Adults (and adults who pretend we are young - lol)

**Read my Review of Untraceable (book 1)


Author Bio
S.R. Johannes is the author of award-winning and Amazon bestselling Untraceable (a teen wilderness thriller) and new tween paranormal, On The Bright Side. She has also published short novelettes as well as a teen romance anthology with 16 other authors titled, In His Eyes.  Uncontrollable, the sequel to Untraceable, is scheduled for September 2012.

S.R. Johannes is a winner of the  2012 IndieReader Discovery Awards  (Young Adult) and was also recently nominated for 2012  GeorgiaAuthor of the Year  (Young Adult). Untraceable was also recently named a Finalist in The Kindle Book Review's Indie Book of the Year (YA)

After earning an MBA and working in corporate America, S.R. Johannes traded in her expensive suits, high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing.  She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her dog, British-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess, which she hopes- someday- will change the world. 


Follow S.R. online on her  website Twitter Facebook , and  Pinterest

You can also sign up for her  newsletter  to keep up on author or book news.

Where to Buy:
Uncontrollable is on sale in paperback and ebook at all major
booksellers including Amazon , iBooks/Apple (coming soon),
If you haven't read Untraceable, you can get it in paperback and ebook
at all major booksellers including Amazon , Apple , Smashwords ,
and B&N .

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I received one or more books or products in the post above for review purposes only from the author for this tour. I was in no way required to write a positive review. All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion .  If you have any questions or comments, please see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.

Oct 15, 2012

GIVEAWAY ~ Barbie Pink Dreams 3-story Dreamhouse ~ ends 10/30

Welcome to the Barbie Pink Dreams Event!

Hosted by Mom to Bed by 8
The Barbie 3-Story Dreamhouse is the ultimate luxury home, and it's newly renovated with fab pink columns on glamorous photo-real wallpaper. Three fabulous stories include an elevator, lights and sounds. The first floor features a dining area, fully stocked kitchen and elegant, light-up chandelier. The second floor has a living room with a TV and "Roaring" fireplace, plus a signature-style bathroom. On the third floor is a posh bedroom suite with canopy bed and an outdoor balcony with a hot tub and tiki lights. Sounds include a doorbell, kitchen diner, crackling fireplace, running shower water and flushing toilets.
Barbie 3-Story Dreamhouse:
  • Ultimate luxury home newly renovated with fab pink columns on glamorous photo-real wallpaper
  • Made of plastic
  • 3 fabulous stories with dining area, kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom suite and outdoor balcony
  • Includes elevator, light-up chandelier, TV, "roaring" fireplace, canopy bed, hot tub and tiki lights
  • Sounds include a doorbell, kitchen timer, crackling fireplace, running shower water and flushing toilet
  • Dolls not included
  • 3 AG13 and 3 AA batteries included
  • Dollhouse Dimensions: 29.92"L x 7.19"W x 31.99"H
  • Box Dimensions: 30.50"L x 8.00"W x 33.00"H
  • Adult assembly required
  • Takes approximately 30 minutes to assemble

One lucky reader will receive the Barbie Pink 3-Story Dream Townhouse!

Giveaway ends October 30th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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YA Paranormal Romance ~ Ever by Jessa Russo

BOOK ONE in The EVER Trilogy
*Recommended YA (ages 15) and up*

Seventeen-year-old Ever’s love life has been on hold for the past two years. She’s secretly in love with her best friend Frankie, and he’s completely oblivious.  Of course, it doesn't help that he’s dead, and waking up to his ghost every day has made moving on nearly impossible.

Frustrated and desperate for something real, Ever finds herself falling for her hot new neighbor Toby. His relaxed confidence is irresistible, and not just Ever knows it. But falling for Toby comes with a price that throws Ever’s life into a whirlwind of chaos and drama. More than hearts are on the line, and more than Ever will suffer.

Some girls lose their hearts to love.

Some girls lose their minds.

Ever Van Ruysdael could lose her soul.

My Review :
*I have not yet had the chance to read this book for my review - I'll will post my review as soon as I've had a chance to finish it.  Please don't let that stop you from checking it out for yourself!*

An unashamed super fan of all things paranormal romance, Jessa Russo reads, writes and breathes paranormal YA, rarely straying from her comfort zone.

To learn more about Jessa and Ever :
Twitter:  #/JessaRusso
Jessa on Facebook:  #/jessarussowrites
EVER on Facebook:  #/EverTrilogy

I received one or more books or products in the post above for review purposes only. I was in no way required to write a positive review. All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion .  If you have any questions or comments, please see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.

Oct 14, 2012

Giveaway Event ~ $100 Target GC on Loves 2 Read ~ 10/15 - 10/21

Loves 2 Read is part of a $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway Event - Enter below for your chance to WIN!
Contest will run from 12:01 AM on 10/15 
through 11:59 PM on 10/21

The holidays are fast approaching and it would be great to get a jump start on your Christmas Shopping! Well Tailor Made Momma is ready to help you out! 
We are giving away a $100 Target Gift Card to one lucky reader!


 Entering this giveaway is simple. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below to be entered to win! This giveaway is open World Wide, but note that the Gift Card is limited by Target rules and shipping!

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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. The prize is being provided by Tailor Made Momma with additional funds coming from participating bloggers.

Oct 11, 2012

Meet Millicent Marie on Loves 2 Read ~ Special Guest Post & GIVEAWAY

Guest Post:  Meet Millicent Marie

Hi, I’m twelve years old, and I’m in sixth grade. I have an annoying little brother, and – oh yeah, my name is Millie. Well – Millicent Marie, really. I hate it. Don’t you? I don’t understand why parents are allowed to name their kids. I mean – we’re the ones that have to live with the name.  Shouldn’t we get the option of choosing? Oh, I know that babies can’t talk and all. But there should be an age, maybe at around six, when a kid should have the option of keeping the name their parents chose or going with something new.  

If I could choose, I’d pick Amanda. It’s a cool name don’t you think? Plus, I could be Mandy for short. Anyway – I sort of decided that I would be Amanda, at least on the computer. You see, I started keeping my diary on my laptop, and well, just for fun, I decided to sign each entry Amanda. It was harmless, really – that is until Doogle (that’s my younger brother) decided to nose around my stuff. Yup, that’s right, he found my diary. Not only that – he set up a blog – on the Internet – where he published my diary! The little weasel.

I was going to delete it, but I was getting all these emails from kids telling me how much they liked it, and well, I kind of liked the attention. So I kept posting entries. Only, nobody knew it was really me, since I pretended to be this mystery person named Amanda.

See the thing is, at school I don’t really have a lot of friends outside of my best friend, Natalie. In fact, I’m often on the receiving end of this mean girl Haylee’s rants. She’s the school bully and she’s particularly awful to me for some reason. So I try to do whatever I can to avoid her. In fact, this year, I purposely didn’t join the soccer team because she was going to be on it. Instead, I joined the Drama Club with Natalie to work backstage. That way I could stay away from Haylee and keep an eye on Jordan Cowell. I guess you could say I have a little crush on him. Okay – maybe I have a major crush on him, but can you blame me?

Anyway, that’s my story, at least some of my story. The rest you can read about in Karen Pokras Toz’s book, Millicent Marie Is Not My Name. Thanks for stopping by!

Until Next Time - - Millie

There is still time today during the launch party for  Millicent Marie is NOT my Name by Karen Pokras Toz! To participate in the Twitter Party.  Karen Pokras Toz will be on again tonight at 10 pm, 11 pm, and Midnight EST for 30 minutes of chatting, fun, and prizes.

The easiest way to join the conversation is with tweetchat.com Login with your Twitter account, then enter #MillicentMarie to join the room.

The Twitter Party is just the beginning of the fun. Karen will be on tour for the next 21 days. Check out the full schedule here.

To Learn More about Millicent Marie, check out my review HERE.

Learn more & get your own copy (ebook and paperback):  
Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, Amazon

The "swag bag" contains bookmarks, stickers, notepad, magnet, keychain, & a signed postcard. 
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There is also a grand prize giveaway that includes the swag bag plus tote bag, mug and $20 amazon gift card. You can CLICK HERE to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway!

All info in the above post was provided by the author and/or publisher.  If you have any questions or comments, please see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.

Join the Release Day Celebration! Millicent Marie is NOT My Name by Karen Pokras Toz

Today is the day - the official launch of Millicent Marie is NOT my Name by Karen Pokras Toz! To kick things off you are invited to a Twitter Party. Join award winning children's author Karen Pokras Toz at 10 am, 11, am, and Noon EST and then again at 10 pm, 11 pm, and Midnight EST for 30 minutes of chatting, fun, and prizes.

The easiest way to join the conversation is with tweetchat.com Login with your Twitter account, then enter #MillicentMarie to join the room.

The Twitter Party is just the beginning of the fun. Karen will be on tour for the next 21 days. Check out the full schedule here.

And to Start this Party off "Loves 2 Read" style
here is my personal REVIEW of  
Millicent Marie Is NOT My Name 
by Karen Pokras Toz!

Twelve-year-old Millicent Marie does not like her name. After all, she was named for a woman who died more than fifty years ago and was not the most loveable member of the Harris family. Her friends call her Millie, but when she writes in her diary she refers to herself as Amanda – the name she always wished she had.

When Millie’s younger brother finds her diary on her computer, he decides to publish it as a blog for the entire world to see, including the boy Millie has a crush on. In the midst of all the mayhem, Millie/Amanda discovers she is suddenly Springside Elementary’s most sought after sixth-grade mystery gossip and advice columnist.

But not all is fun and games, as Millie quickly learns, once she realizes feelings are at stake. Nobody, least of all Millie, expects things to turn out as they do in this tale of friendship and respect.

Learn more & get your own copy (ebook and paperback):  
My Review :
My son and I have enjoyed author Karen P. Toz's books about Nate.  Nate Rocks the World and Nate Rocks the Boat are both books that my son and I really enjoyed reading and reviewing.  When I was told that Karen wrote a book for girls, I jumped at the chance to review it.  

Millicent Marie hates her name.  Not only that, but she is most definitely not popular in school, and would love to be, which is normal for most kids her age.  When her little brother posts her diary by making it into a blog, she is of course mad - until she starts getting fan email and realizes that through her diary alias name of Amanda, she can feel popular.  

I love how the story shows the normal dynamics of the different cliques in school, and how difficult it can be for those kids who are not popular.  I also loved the insight into a few of those "popular" kids' lives depicted in the story.  I love how Karen shows that it is possible to overcome the stereotypes set on kids, and how if someone would just show some kindness and honesty, great things can happen.  Millicent Marie is able to make some great changes in the heirarchy of her peers and a few things in her school as well, but also comes to see that although the right words can make things better - words can hurt too.

Another amazing book by Karen Pokras Toz, and one I will definitely have my kids read as they get older!  Check out Millicent Marie Is NOT My Name for yourself.  I recommend it for ages 10 and up!

About Karen Pokras Toz:
Karen Pokras Toz is a writer, wife and mom. Karen grew up in Connecticut and currently lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and three children. In June 2011, Karen published her first middle grade children’s novel for 7-12 year olds called Nate Rocks the World, which won First Place for Children’s Chapter Books and the Grand Prize Overall in the 2012 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, as well as placing first for a Global E-Book Award for Pre-Teen Literature. In 2012, Karen published the second in the Nate Rocks series, Nate Rocks the Boat, followed by middle grade novel, Millicent Marie Is Not My Name. Karen is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI).

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and don't forget to check out Millie's blog.

I received one or more books or products in the post above for review purposes only. I was in no way required to write a positive review. All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion .  If you have any questions or comments, please see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.

Oct 10, 2012

Celebrating the Month of October with a Baby Carrier Giveaway~ K'tan

October is National Baby Wearing Month.  And to Celebrate this October A Little Bit of Everything,  along with co-hosts  Loves 2 Read and Saving my Family Money, is giving away SEVERAL baby carriers.

For this first giveaway event: The first carrier this month is the Baby K'tan.

The wrap is just 2 circles, and are connected in the back.  You put one circle on each arm, and then you cross them and add your child.  It really is that simple.

The wrap is lightweight as well.  So while wearing it around, and going on walks, you don't feel overheated.

You can read the full review HERE.  It is definitely worth the time to read about the advantages of the Baby K'tan.

Enter Below for your chance to WIN this great Baby Carrier for yourself, a friend or relative, or an Upcoming Baby Shower Gift!

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Bloggers can still sign up for the $100 Target GC giveaway event

Blogger Friends!
There is still time to Join in this Upcoming Giveaway on Loves 2 Read
Bloggers may still join and get 2 free links
Sign Ups End Oct 12th ~ Click HERE to participate!


Oct 9, 2012

Fresh Beat Band comes to Iowa in October ~ check it out on Loves 2 Read!


The Fresh Beat Band is Coming to Town!
Live in Concert at the Adler Theater in Davenport, Iowa
on October 19th!

a Family Four Pack of Tickets to this show!

 Register to Win a Family Four Pack! 
- here is the link to the Register to Win page 


Get your Tickets TODAY

The Fresh Beat Band debuted in 2009 and is now in its third season on NIckelodeon.
The Fresh Beat Band centers on four best friends ~ Kiki, Shout, Marina & Twist, in a band who LOVE to sing and dance.  In each episode, preschoolers and young kids sing and dance along as they help The Fresh Beat Band solve everyday challenges.  See The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, Iowa on October 19th.

All promotional materials listed above were provided by America's Family Network and USFamilyGuide If you have any questions or comments, please see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.

Have it Your Way $200 Giveaway event sign ups for bloggers


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  "Have it Your Way" $200 Giveaway.  
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Dark Shadows BluRay/DVD Combo Giveaway on Loves 2 Read

Enter for your chance to WIN a BluRay/DVD combo of 
the NEW Dark Shadows Movie 
starring Johnny Depp on Loves 2 Read  

Giveaway runs 8/9 - 8/16!
Contest and Prize provided by PartnersHub.  Open to US & CANADA. Loves 2 Read is not responsible for prize distribution, photos, movie info, quiz or any other claims.


Oct 8, 2012

Blue Monday by M. Thomas Long ~ on Mom Loves 2 Read

Matt McAllister is the pastor of the fifth largest church in his state. He was a very public opponent of the lottery. When he accidentally purchases a ticket, he is stunned but his children are elated.His plan: throw the ticket away, protect his position as a minister and avoid wrestling with the very real temptation to take the money and run...even if the odds are millions to one. His children's plan: rescue the ticket from the trash, wait for the drawing and start deciding on cars, vacation homes, and travel destinations.

Long before the drawing takes place, Matt struggles to deal with the responsibilities and challenges of being a pastor, a father, and a husband as he deals with a long list of people and circumstances ranging from eclectic and funny, to frustrating and sad.

Matt begins each day determined to put the situation with the ticket behind him. The harder he works to deal with it, the bigger it gets. Every effort to avoid the potential damage the situation could cause makes it spin out of control even faster as new circumstances unfold.
Then the drawing takes place.

Suddenly, there's at least 186 million reasons, some hilarious, some tragic, that Matt's life, family, friends, and church will never be the same.

About the Author :

m thomas long has been a writer, speaker, trainer, husband, and father for over 25 years. He and his wife live just outside Nashville, TN. He has one daughter, and as of last spring, a new son-in-law.
A genuine love and excitement for life drives him. As an avid reader, he loves a great story. Blue Monday marks his entry into the world of fiction writing, something he will tell you has been on his life list for many years, but he just never took the time to make it happen. During a near fatal incident a few years back, one of the main regrets he felt was that he had never written the books that were inside him wanting to be written.

In Blue Monday, his first fiction novel, he draws from a rich and varied background that includes designing and performing as a concert stage lighting designer with Grammy award winning artists, working alongside many pastors and celebrities, and traveling the country working as a Microsoft technical trainer.
His hobbies include reading, writing, golf, motorcycles, drawing, running, guitar (ok, a little guitar), songwriting with his daughter, and traveling with his wife.

All promotional materials contained in this post were provided by the author, author's website, and Pump Up Your Book Promotional Tours.  
 If you have any questions or comments, please see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.