Friday, August 31, 2012

For Ever Book Tour

For Ever starts now...

Sixteen-year-old Wren Sullivan doesn’t want to know what other people are thinking about her because most of the time it sucks. Too bad since that’s what happens every time she looks into someone’s eyes.
When she moves to Portland, Oregon, after her parents divorce, Wren’s just hoping to get through the rest of her junior year unscathed. Instead, before the end of her second day in school, she wakes up in the hospital after her very own freaky demonic-possession incident. Wren can’t remember much. But soon she finds out that her  episode happened right after she locked eyes with the one classmate who happens to have gone missing.
Wren starts digging through people’s heads for the truth about him, and finds nothing. Godlike hotness? Yep. But nobody knows who Ever Casey really is. Even weirder, they don’t seem to care that he just disappeared. So, when he randomly shows up again in her first period class, she’s determined to get some answers. He may be perfect on the outside, but with one look into his eyes, Wren discovers his mind is also perfectly empty.
Or is there something he doesn’t want her to see there that will put her and anyone near her in danger?
When For Ever ends, Never begins.
Never, the second book in The Ever Series, is coming soon. 

My Review

Wren has a special gift, she can hear others thoughts.  Everyone’s thoughts, except Ever Casey.  Although a bit short, this was a great story about coming of age and accepting others being different.  It was creatively written with aspects I found unpredictable.  This story had interesting twists, and an unexpected ending that leaves you wanting more.  I can’t wait for Book 2 to see what happens next with Wren.  

About the Author

I grew up in Southern California before moving to Northern California for college, where I majored in English and psychology. I've been a professional writer for more than a decade, but I just finished my first novel in 2008 -- for fun and practice. Then I wrote the second one -- For Ever -- which is for sale on Amazon. When I'm not writing fiction, I work as a freelance public relations writer. I live in Portland, Ore., with my husband, the saint who spent an entire weekend reading For Ever.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

BagBaze Review and Giveaway

Every woman needs a good-looking handbag to complete her outfit, and provides personalized and unique trends for every purse fanatic. For over 10 years, fashion statements have been made with our complete selection of stylish and stunning handbags. With our penchant for purses and an enthusiasm for trends, we offer under $39.95 on daily blazing handbag deals. Your budget will love - and benefit from - our modest prices. Our contemporary and swank collection of bags offers options for a variety of situations or events, from dressy satchels to slouchy hobos for happy hours to evening clutches for date nights and casual totes for the workplace or everyday carryall.

I got to review the Alice Satchel =]

Coordinate or contrast your favorite purse with Alice Satchel! The exterior is smooth leatherette with a slight sheen, and perforated trims create stripes on the front. 

• 19” x 10” x 7”


Review by Jen's Review Blog

I'm a purse ADDICT! I'm not even sure how many I actually have, but if I had to guess I think it would be in 50-60 range at least lol. So I literally jumped for joy when I got the chance to do a review and giveaway for Bag Blaze! I picked the Alice Satchel in black. I carry A LOT in my purse so I always go for bigger bags. This one is the perfect size! It holds everything I carry and that's a lot lol. The material is nice and pliable and the handles are the perfect length to put over my shoulder or just carry in my hand. This is a great quality bag and I recommend BagBlaze to anyone looking for a new bag!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Slice Safety Cutter Giveaway

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Trade Winds To Meluhha Review

Trade winds to Meluhha' is set in the Bronze Age. It narrates a young man Samasin's adventure in Mesopotamia and Indus Valley Civilization. He is charged with murder and escapes death through a rare astronomical event which is actually recorded in clay tablets excavated in ancient Babylon. He lands in Meluhha (Indus Valley) where besides the query he also finds wealth and love.

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My Review

I received a free copy from the author for my honest review.  At first I was a bit intimidated once I saw the large cast of characters.  I honestly wondered if I would be able to keep track of them all.  In the beginning it’s a bit confusing but as you read on you see the characters beautifully interwoven.  There’s a great mix of action, adventure and romance.  I felt really bad for Samasin, as he was really unfortunate, anything bad that happens, happened to him.  He was fated for death even!  All in all, this was a wonderful story, rich in culture and adventure.  It reminded me of the adventure classics of old, like 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Treasure Island, or Robinsons Crusoe.  If you like adventure mixed with cultural history, you’ll love Trade Winds To Meluhha.

About The Author

 Vasant Davé is an electrical engineer from the University of Bombay. He holds a post-graduate certificate in marketing and has received training at National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Tata Management Training Center and XLRI School of Business. He served engineering industry for 24 years. For another 8 years, he travelled widely in India conducting Industrial Market Research for corporate clients in the U.K., Germany, Israel, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and China.

During one of his frequent tours he happened to visit Lothal and was awed to learn that it was a sea-port that conducted maritime business with Mesopotamia. Subsequently he visited other Indus Valley archaeological sites and had had discussions with authorities on the subject. He completed writing his first novel 'Trade winds to Meluhha' in 2011.

Earlier, Vasant's articles were published in Readers' Digest, Economic Times, Business India, Telematics India and Studio Systems. His technical background helped him to understand and apply historical, geographical, environmental and cultural nuances bearing upon the life during the Bronze Age, the period in which 'Trade winds to Meluhha' is set.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Music Monday at SSFAM

Visit SSFAM- Music Monday!!!

Do you love music?  What is in your playlist right now?  What do you think about new music and artist?  How do you save on your music purchases?  Simple Savings For ATL Moms has teamed up with some great managers to bring you savings on new music and to let you know about new artist featured on her blog! These artists will be from different genres of music.  Not only do you get the chance to hear and support their new music but you also get the opportunity for some great prizes on her Music Monday Event.

Featured New Music Artist will range from a certain genre and you never know which artist will be shown
(Rock, R&B, Hip Hop, Country, Trance, Pop, Opera, Latin, Classical, Soul, Jazz, Heavy Metal, Religious or Reggae).
Be sure to take some time to get to know the artist but also see the many giveaways including cash on her blog that will continue to help you save on your Music!

On with this week's music!

Music Genre

Hip Hop/Pop


Tiah Philani 

Music Song


Location  ATLANTA, GA

Origin:  Pittsburgh, PA

Mic check 1, 2, 1, 2!!!

Heart breaking lyrics!!!

Thank you fans!!!

Bringing a "Steel City" sense of style to the Music Industy….born as Teah Meade….and is a native of Pittsburgh, PA.( The Steel City) which is home to upcoming superstar Wiz Khalifah. Teah is known to have earned not only street credit but world credit which gave her the name Philoss the Madd Lyric.(Philani) Singing since 6 years old and rhyming since 7 years old.

Independent Label Artist

12 Hot ways to $ave on #Music now!

Music Saving Tip #1:

Google Music - Did you know that you can have FREE music on Google Play right now!
Check out this wonderful article discussion from Rick Broida about FREE Google Music.

Google Featured FREE artist music:
Busta Rhymes
Charles Bradley
Matt Nathanson

Music Saving Tip #2:

iCloud- Save time on accessing your music content!
Look at this great video to see its features.

Music Saving Tip#3:

Internet Radio- Pandora Radio - Listen to your favorite artist for FREE!
Yahoo Music- I heart Radio!
Just type in your favorite artist and listen away.  Listen to new and your favorite oldies.

Music Saving Tip#4:
Hype Machine - Thousands of bloggers write about the music they love!
Music Saving Tip#5:

iTunes and Amazon
Buy the songs you love it you don't want to buy the entire album.

Music Saving Tip #6:

Buy used music!
Ebay is a great place to start.
Local Garage Sales
Local Record stores

Music Saving Tip #7:

Sirius XM Satellite Radio- It can save you from buying many CDs.  There are many wide variety of stations that you can listen to especially on your way to work.

Music Saving Tip #8:

Consider trading music with your friends.  Have a music listening party and share your favorite genres.

Music Saving Tip #9:

Get to know the band members or if you know them already barter for FREE concert tickets or just ask. Better yet, if you are in a band, bring your instruments and get together with your friends.

Music Saving Tip#10:

YouTube Music- a great way to see an artist, concerts video plus listen to music of your favorite artist.  Sometimes you can even see the words to the song and be able to sing it better {smiles}.

Music Saving Tip#11:

Got a library?   If you have a local library, consider taking your library card and go listen to some great CDs.  I do know that some libraries will allow you to check them out.

Music Saving Tip#12:

Spotify- Can listen to music you want to hear from major music labels. You can create playlists.

Question:  Out of the 12 listed music savings tips, are there any that you currently use?

If you are new musical artist or if you manage a new artist that you would like to have featured on our New Music Mondays! Contact her for Monday inclusions.   

Brought to you by:  SSFAM-Social Media and support team
Social Media Roundup - Musical Artist

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cover Reveal for the My Merlin Series

Cover Reveal for the "My Merlin Series" Ever My Merlin coming this Fall!

My Boyfriend Merlin

He was a little older than he was letting on. By a few eons…
In this modern day teen Arthurian, 17 year-old Boston high schooler Arriane, aka Ryan, DuLac just found out the guy she's been crushing on, hot biker Matt, is a little older than he was letting on. In fact, he is really Merlinthe Merlin, King Arthur's Merlin, the greatest wizard who ever lived. Frozen in a cave for over fifteen hundred years, he's woken for a purpose. But Ryan's not impressed. Tired of being a relationship loser, she'd rather kick his legendary behind.
Sure, the world has been crazy ever since the sword and the stone fell out of the sky like a meteor. But despite gruesome gargoyles, a deadly new world of magic, and the guy driving her crazy, Ryan knows that family is everything. Will Merlin sacrifice hers to save the world? Will she be able to stop him?
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My Merlin Awakening, Book 2, My Merlin Series

If you haven't broken the rules, have you really lived?
Two wizard brothers. One sword. One chance to make a difference.
In this modern day teen Arthurian, Excalibur has been pulled from the stone, but what does it mean? 17 year-old Arriane (aka Ryan) DuLac has bigger problems—as student president, she's got to put on the Prom. While the Wizard Council debates their next move, she leaves the craziness behind and heads home. But she can't hide forever. Sooner than she'd like Merlin (aka Matt) has her chasing mermaids on the trail of the Fisher King. The wounded king defeated by Merlin's brother, Vane, in the past holds the key to save the future.
At a time of shifting alliances, she must decide whose side she's on—the brother who struggles to do right or the brother who dares to break the rules? And Ryan must decide who she is—a regular girl or a champion? One wrong decision and her family falls apart. One wrong decision and the world falls apart. No pressure.
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Coming This Fall!



Priya Ardis loves books of all kinds—but especially the gooey ones that make your nose leak and let your latte go cold. She started her first book at sixteen, writing in notebooks on long train rides during a hot summer vacation in India. Her favorite Arthurian piece is the poem The Lady of Shalott by Lord Alfred Tennyson. A hopeless romantic, she's a longtime member of the Romance Writer's of America. When not living in her characters' world, she might be found at the local coffee shop—her nose buried in a book.


Priya Ardis is giving away a prize pack of the first two books (signed) to one lucky winner!

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Playmobil Review & Giveaway


  • Perfect for summer travel, this compactable and travel-ready Take Along Soccer Match includes a 22 x 33 inch field, soccer ball and other accessories.
  • To further enhance the soccer experience, the figures have a leg that kicks to propel the ball forward, which helps make playtime more realistic.
  • There are also goalie figures that connect to goal joystick, which allows kids to control the goalies’ movements from behind the goal net.
  • The PLAYMOBIL Take Along Soccer Match is ideal for kids ages five to ten; because of small parts it is not recommended for little ones under the age of three.
Visit to redeem the coupon code US72A12C for 20% off Playmobil Take Along items.

Jenn at Jenn's Book Blog Review


"Coolest toy ever!!" That's according to my 4 and 7 year old lol. They are both obsessed with soccer and I'm honestly not sure why. We don't play it and we don't watch it lol, but whatever, they are happy and that's the most important thing of course. As soon as I took it out of the box they were all over me so I had to open it and put it together RIGHT THEN. I usually make my husband put all the toys together that have stickers and pieces, so I'm pretty proud of myself for getting this together, and correctly, in about 10 minutes time. It was actually pretty easy to get it put together and the boys helped with the stickers so they got to feel some accomplishment too. They love playing with it and it holds a prominent place on their bedroom floor. If we go to a friends house or go on vacation it easily folds up to the size of a small suitcase and is pretty flat so it goes along without taking up a lot of space. It's really sturdy too so they can play with it like boys will and not worry about it breaking or anything. Overall this is indeed a very cool toy! This gets a 10/10 from me!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Funbites Review and Giveaway

Each Funbites® Pack includes a high performance curved blade cutter that quickly creates small bites and a matching popper top that pops out food instantly so hands are clean, food is untouched.  Funbites® is 100% MADE IN THE USA, BPA free, hand wash or dishwasher safe.

My Review

I recieved the pink cutter with the geometric heart for review.  I loved this product, we have little girls at our church ages 2-8.  They are picky eaters, but we used our funbites at a church function.  I showed the little ones how to make a heart out of their fruit, they thought it was so neat and then ate the heart!  I was thrilled, they ate and had fun too!

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