Monday, April 30, 2012

Kindle Fire Giveaway


Techy Tribe, Mom to Bed by 8, the Iowa-Mom and Bella Savvy have teamed to to giveaway a Kindle Fire to one lucky reader! Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift to someone special! The Kindle Fire is great for anyone because of it's many uses. Special thank you to the wonderful bloggers who made this possible including our co-hosts: Giveaway Bandit, Mommy's Memorandum and eReading on the Cheap.
Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus Amazon's revolutionary, cloud-accelerated web browser
  • Over 20 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
  • Thousands of popular apps and games, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more
  • Ultra-fast web browsing - Amazon Silk
  • Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle - same as an iPad
  • Fast, powerful dual-core processor
  • Favorite children's books, graphic novels, and magazines in rich color
  • Amazon Prime Members enjoy unlimited, instant streaming on thousands of popular movies and TV shows.
  • Amazon Prime Members choose from over a hundred thousand books to borrow for free.
Giveaway starts on April 30 at 12:01AM EST and ends May 14 at 11:59PM EST. Open to the US and Canadian only; must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
Who is ready for some techy summer fun? Enter to win a Kindle Fire below on the rafflecopter form.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Embrace Review (ARC)

TITLE: Embrace (ARC)
AUTHOR: Jessica Shirvington
PUBLISHER: Sourcebooks Fire
PAGES: 369
SUMMARY (From Goodreads): It starts with a whisper: “It’s time for you to know who you are…”

Violet Eden dreads her seventeenth birthday. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. As if that wasn’t enough, disturbing dreams haunt her sleep and leave her with very real injuries. There’s a dark tattoo weaving its way up her arms that wasn’t there before.

Violet is determined to get some answers, but nothing could have prepared her for the truth. The guy she thought she could fall in love with has been keeping his identity a secret: he’s only half-human—oh, and same goes for her.

A centuries-old battle between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity has chosen its new warrior. It’s a fight Violet doesn’t want, but she lives her life by two rules: don’t run and don’t quit. When angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden… 
OVERALL IMPRESSION: I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand I really liked the concept and the story line, but on the other hand, it was a little too complex for me. Shirvington does a great job explaining everything as there is a huge amount of backstory and history in the book, but for me personally I had a hard time following. I found my brain wandering when I would read the long descriptions and I wouldn't be able to focus on the explanations. So if you like detailed explanations and the history behind things, especially angels, then I would definitely recommend this book for you.

On page 69 of the book, there is discussion of a map being drawn. I don't know if it's in the final copy of the book as I only have the ARC, but I think that would be a neat thing to be able to see.

On a final note, the book says that this is for ages 12+ but I disagree with that. I feel that it should be rated 14+. Maybe it's just me, but I feel like there is a huge amount of very strong sexual tension that should be read about by a slightly older reader.
CHARACTERS: Lincoln. I fell in love with Lincoln. There's just something about him; he's kind, sweet, caring, everything perfect! Phoenix is kind of the bad boy of the book. Since the moment we are introduced to him, I just didn't really connect with him. I felt like Violet (the main character) was with him just because she didn't want to be alone and she thought she was supposed to be with him. 
COVER: Love it! Purple is my favorite so that right there makes me love the cover. I really like the way the wings look and the feathers scattered around. And the back of the girl's dress is really cute! 
*I received this from Amazon Vine for a review. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Event *free blog event – accepting signups now*

Bright StartsMom to Bed by 8 and Iowa-Mom is excited to present the Baby Shower Event from May 7th to May 28th. This is a free blogger event and accepting signups now.
Join the Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway event today, grow your readership and offer one amazing baby shower gifts giveaway!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dyson Housewarming Giveaway Event - FREE signups

Mom to Bed by 8 is excited to present the Housewarming Dyson Event from June 1 to June 15. This is a free blogger event and accepting signups now.

Join the Housewarming Dyson Giveaway event today, grow your readership and offer one fantastic cleaning tool giveaway!

*If you sign up don't forget to add me as your referral on the signup form!*

Solstice Giveaway Event

Welcome to the Solstice Giveaway, presented by, and Moms with Voices Media! 3 lucky winners will receive a $100 eGift Certificate for Solstice Sunglasses is the newest location to save, because they offer both coupons AND discounted gift cards. Whats more? You can SELL your gift cards there too!   Solstice offers so many great styles and brands of sunglasses, you will have a hard time choosing how to spend your prize! Best of all, free shipping and returns!   Entry is simple, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below!

In My Mailbox #15

My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.


From Dorine @ The Write Path

Friday, April 13, 2012

Tag Share

I just wanted to share a tag that I created today.

The paper, flowers, and stamped sentiment all came from Recollections.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Digital Layout Share #6

This layout is from Halloween 2011.

I used a bunch of Digital Elements from a Blog Train Hop including the designers:
*Dark Moon’s Dream
*Grunge and Glitter Scraps by Brandi

Sunday, April 1, 2012