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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor Book Blitz and Personal Review!

Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor

About the Book

Title: Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor |  Author:  Julie Anne Grasso |  Illustrators: David Blackwell & Samantha Yallope Publication Date: July 10, 2014 |  Publisher: Independent |  Pages: 75  |  Recommended Ages:  8 to 12

Summary: When his cousin Kat disappears from Enderby Manor, Frankie Dupont jumps on the scene, only to find bumbling Inspector Cluesome beat him to it. Cluesome thinks Kat simply wandered off. Frankie isn’t buying it.
He follows the evidence to conniving concierge, a six fingered chef, a talking parrot, and a shifty dwarf. Quite frankly, none of them are making any sense until Frankie discovers, Kat’s time is running out.
An exciting new illustrated mystery series for ages 8-12.

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Early Buzz About the Book

“In a perfect mystery story for children, Frankie’s investigation and Kat’s disappearance make for an exciting and engaging read for children. The simple theme, endearing characters and the interesting happenings create a heart-warming mystery that will keep kids glued to the story. The illustrations in the book give the characters a personality and help in giving life and movement to the scenes. The varied characters that Frankie runs into while on his investigative mission are all colorful and have been well portrayed. It is definitely a book that kids will enjoy. What a great story.” ~ 5 Star Mamta Madhavan, Readers’ Favorite
“This Frankie Dupont mystery is very clever and has clues that won’t seem to add up until the end of the book, making it a suspenseful read for children. This book would be great for higher thinking skills discussions in the classroom. Even after finishing the story, I found myself thinking about how it all worked together and realized how a few more clues added to the solution. Well developed characters! Engaging! Fun!” ~ 5 Star Review, Carolyn W., Amazon
“Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor is an excellent read. It’s bursting with suspense, has several quirky and interesting characters and a unique comic style, likely to impress young readers. I didn’t want to put this book down and look forward to more Frankie Dupont adventures.” ~ 5 Star Review, Jody, Amazon

About the Author: Julie Anne Grasso

Julie Anne GrassoWith a background in paediatric nursing, Julie Anne Grasso spent many years literally wrapping children in cotton wool. Every day she witnessed great courage and resilience from the tiny people she cared for, which inspired her to write stories to encourage and entertain them.
She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband Danny and their little girl, Giselle.

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***My Personal Review***

Oh this book made me laugh! I loved Frankie and even loved Inspector Cluesome which perfectly states the nature of his character LOL :) Frankie makes an awesome young detective, very good at it and even when he is "thwarted" he bounces back and doesn't let it ruin his investigation! And he was always so dedicated to his pursuit, it meant the world to him to solve the case. Evelyn and her cupcakes were a really neat part of the book, I loved how Frankie related to her and I won't spoil the ending but he meant a lot more to her than the reader ever would have imagined :) Great YA read for about middle grades, short and yet full of excitement and fun! The Gecko Poo just cracked me up! That and Con-See-Urge. You cannot read this without it putting a great big smile on your face and finding it a great fun read!

***I received a complimentary copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review***

Dead New World by Ryan Hill Cover Reveal!!!!


I'm excited to be a part of the cover reveal for Dead New World by Ryan Hill, an Action Dystopian that releases October 13th by Curiosity Quills Press.


Zombies aren’t mindless anymore.

Before the world fell into chaos, the undead existed only in the imagination. Now, more of them walk the earth than living. Zombies move about freely, while humans entomb themselves inside concrete barricades to stay alive.

All that, while the leader of a powerful cult - known only as Reverend - becomes the next threat to the rebuilding United States. Believing zombies to be God’s latest creation, making humanity obsolete, he wants to give every man, woman, and child the chance to become one. With his combined army of humans and zombies, he may well get his wish.

Best friends Holt and Ambrose went up against the Reverend once. Holt lost a foot and a zombie bit Ambrose…though he survived the virus, only to become a human-zombie hybrid, reviled by the living and unwelcome among the dead. When the Reverend kidnaps the woman Holt loves, the race is on to save her from a fate worse than death.
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I tried to get a good look at him, but the lack of light made it impossible. “They said most people don’t last a day after being bitten. You’ve made it four. I guess I should congratulate you.” Surviving this awful disease longer than most. What a terrible silver lining. I bet he wished the virus would get it over with and turn him.

“Yeah, lucky me.” Ambrose coughed into his bed sheets. “Maybe they’ll give me a prize, like some bacon or something.”

“What… what does it feel like?”

Ambrose shrugged. “Kind of like being sick. Had a fever at first, then some numbness over part of my body.”

“Is it getting any worse?”

“No.” Ambrose sniffed. “Some parts still feel like me, others… like these gray parts, nothing.” He pointed at his arm where the skin had turned a sickly gray. “They’re dead, I guess.”

Nancy loudly cleared her throat. “We need to get you back to your room. They patrol this place pretty regularly, especially when we have… guests.”

I nodded to her, then turned my attention back to Ambrose. “I have to go. I’m sorry. I wish it was me in there, instead of you.”

Ambrose stepped up to the window. The light from the hallway revealed his face. For the first time, I got a glimpse of what his loyalty to me cost him. I froze, unable to take a breath for a long beat. One of his eyes remained normal, but the other took on that awful redness. Patches of dead skin were all over his face. The guilt rising up seemed almost too much to bear. What kind of hell had I sent my friend to?

ryanhill (1) About the Author:
Growing up, Ryan Hill used to spend his time reading and writing instead of doing homework. This resulted in an obsession with becoming a writer, but also a gross incompetence in the fields of science and mathematics. A graduate of North Carolina State University, Ryan has been a film critic for over five years. He lives in Raleigh, NC, with his dog/shadow Maggie. Ryan also feels strange about referring to himself in the third person.

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$200 September Blogger Appreciation Giveaway 2014

Welcome to the $200 September Blogger Appreciation Giveaway 2014 hosted by Mother Daughter Book Reviews.

 I have been doing book tours and reviews for Mother Daughter Book Reviews for about 6 months now and they are absolutely AMAZING :)  I love working with them and would love to have my readers participate in this awesome event!

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Prize: One winner will receive a $200 Amazon gift card or a PayPal cash prize (winner's choice) Contest Ends: September 30, 11:59 pm, 2014 Open: Internationally How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The winner will be randomly 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 a winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new 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 associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored, hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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Oh Baby! (Diary of a Real Payne, Book 3) by Annie Tipton Book Blast and Giveaway :)

Diary of a Real Payne Oh Baby by Annie Tipton 

Title: Oh Baby! (Diary of a Real Payne, Book 3) | Author: Annie Tipton | Publication Date: September 1, 2014 | Publisher: Barbour Books | Pages: 195 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12 Summary: In this final fabulous release in the Diary of a Real Payne series you’ll find yourself ROTFL with EJ’s hilarious adventures with a new little Payne. The Payne family has just adopted a roly-poly package of pudge with bright eyes and a sparkling smile. In true sisterly fashion, EJ can’t wait to teach baby Faith how to be amazing at everything (just like her big sis!). But when EJ learns that she’s losing her role as flower girl to the adorable newcomer in an upcoming wedding, it’s almost more than she can handle. In classic EJ form, she dreams up even more fantastic adventures for herself—promising colossal fun as you become part of her daydreams in Oh Baby!  


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You can purchase the first two books in the series through Amazon by clicking the book covers below.
Diary of a Real Payne Book 1 True Story by Annie TiptonChurch Camp Chaos Diary of a Real Payne by Annie Tipton                  

The Buzz About Books 1 & 2

Book 1: "I am 7 years old, and I loved this book because of EJ's imagination and how it focused on the real meaning of Christmas. The book made me laugh, and I especially liked the part when EJ used the shopping cart to pretend to be a race car driver. She thought her mom's scarf was a yellow flag, and she stopped just before she crashed into the display of glue bottles. I liked EJ's character, and I read the book in about 5 days. When we had "Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character Day" at school, I dressed up like EJ Payne. I can't wait for the second book in this series!" ~ Emily E., Amazon
Book 1: "My 9-year-old foster daughter loved the book! She related well to EJ and her spunky personality and humorous outlook on life and what it hands you. Great lessons for her to learn, as well as entertaining. She read it in a matter of days and even chose reading it over playing Nintendo, which is a huge endorsement! I also enjoyed it and found it a fun and comforting read for this 40-something adult. Great job. We're really looking forward to Book 2 of EJ's adventures at camp! Thanks, Annie!" ~ Lfierbaugh, Amazon
Book 2: "Church Camp Chaos is a delightfully funny look into the highly imaginative workings of a tween girl, EJ Payne. The book cleverly uses a combination of diary entries, narration, and hilarious passages peeking into EJ's daydreams. The story is originally clever and, at times, very poignant. I thoroughly enjoyed this fantastic book and I highly recommend this series to young girls in particular between the ages of 8 and 12 who also love Clementine, Judy Moody, and Ramona Quimby." ~ Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews
Book 2: "Curly, my 8-year-old bookworm, loved this book. The day it arrived in the mail I let her look through it. By that evening she brought the book to me to thank me and tell me she was finished. She read the entire book in one day and I don't think she ever put it down! She enjoyed EJ's adventures and the fun times she had at church camp. She told me the book was "funny." I appreciated the way the book treated family relationships and showed a loving family who works together and endures different situations together. EJ and her brother don't always get along but their parents encourage them to be kind and EJ grows to appreciate her brother and even his slightly obnoxious attempts at humor. I enjoyed the life lessons that EJ learned about trust, faith, and friendship and am glad that I can find books for my daughter to read that are humorous and fun while still promoting good values." ~ 5 Star Review, Lextin Academy, Amazon

About the Author

Annie Tipton AuthorAward-winning author Annie Tipton made up her first story at the ripe old age of two when she asked her mom to write it down for her. (Hey, she was just two—she didn’t know how to make letters yet!) Since then she has read and written many words as a student, newspaper reporter, author, and editor. A native of Wooster, Ohio, Tipton received a bachelor’s degree in Communications at Milligan College in Northeast Tennessee. She currently resides in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

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* $25 Book Blast Giveaway *

Amazon 25 gift card Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash prize (winner's choice) Contest Ends: September 30, 11:59 pm, 2014 Open: Internationally How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The winner will be randomly 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 a winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new 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 associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Barbour Books and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) Moisturizer Cream Serum by InstaNatural Review

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) Moisturizer Cream Serum by InstaNatural Review

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***My Personal Review***

Another great product from InstaNatural!  I have tried a few so far and have not been disappointed by any of them and this one was no different :)  I have pretty bad acne and this has helped to reduce that by quite a bit just after a few weeks of use, and I have noticed a definite change in my skin - it is softer and smoother.  This product is guaranteed - you have NOTHING to lose by trying it!  Plus it is made in the USA.  So many great ingredients in this product - Vitamins, Minerals, Aloe Vera, Avocado Oil and Hyaluronic Acid which are all well known to help skin problems.  This will also help anyone with rosacea because it is anti-inflammatory.

The serum itself is very light and rubs on easily and smoothly leaving no residue behind.  It can be used on any skin type be it oily, dry, normal.  Dr Oz even recommends using Vitamin B3 and we all know he is the guru :)  I even have a scar on my face that is not really noticeable but this lightened it even more which was amazing.  I have had the scar since I was a little kid (over 30 years now).  If you combine this with the other wonderful products from InstaNatural like the Rosehip Oil and Vitamin C Serum you will get amazing results!  And I guarantee if you try InstaNatural products you will be hooked as they are some of the best on the market.  Right now they are at an introductory price so get them and try them before the price raises and get that great skin you always wanted!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Number One Glucosamine Review

Number One Glucosamine Review

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***My Personal Review***

Ever have people that pop their knuckles all the time?  Does it drive you nuts like it does me????  They can possibly have joint problems from doing that a lot.  Everyone knows that Glucosamine Chondroitin is great for helping joint pain and issues with stiffness.  The hard part is finding a product that works best for you - this one works great!  It is all natural and comes with 240 caps in the bottle from Number One Nutrition.  The only warning is that it does contain shellfish so there is an allergy warning on it.  But it is MADE IN THE USA and that is a HUGE plus for me in buying products, especially healthy supplements.  I am going to recommend this to quite a few people who have Fibromyalgia that I know, and I think it could also be a great thing for a lot of individuals I know who have Williams syndrome like my daughter - WS causes a shortage of elastin in the joints, the rubber bands if you will of joints.  So anything that will help them from having pain is a super thing.

This is like putting oil in your car - it gives your joints and muscles the "oil" they need to work properly and keep going without tears or rips.  This would be a great supplement for anyone that has had back surgery, hip surgery, knee surgery - endless!  This is basically just replacing what you have in your body already, which makes it amazing and could possibly even STOP the progression of problems that could lead to surgery.  Get it started early and it might help more than you know.  I know it helped me, I have some back pain from a fall I took about 8 months ago, I fell on my porch and went down on my back on the steps.  I don't have health insurance so I couldn't go and have it checked, but it pains me once in a while.  I definitely noticed a difference after taking this, so apparently there was some muscle or joint damage from my fall.  I hope it keeps working to help me!  Give it a whirl!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Mega Mesh Premium Magnetic Screen Door Review

Mega Mesh Premium Magnetic Screen Door Review

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***My Personal Review***

This is a great screen door for any home/door.  Whether you want to use it for your sliding door or a regular door you will find this to be exactly what you need.  If you have a fenced in backyard and want your animals to be able to go outside whenever this is perfect - it attaches easily and sturdily to your door jam and then is held shut when you want it to using magnets, but is not hard to open.  So you can have your hands full and push it open and your pet should easily be able to learn to open it - then it will shut itself again so you never have to worry about bugs getting in as long as it is closed :)

Everything is sewn into the screen - the mesh, the magnets, so it will hold up to even the heaviest traffic households and is guaranteed!  Most people would consider this a product to be used only in summer - but you could use it during the spring/fall months to cool down your home without fans/electricity.  The mesh is very sturdy and opening it hands-free was a cinch - it doesn't pull off because it holds so strongly.  I totally love this screen door, I think it is something every household can use - I even told my mom about it because their apartment does not have a sliding door, it's just a regular door to their porch so this is something they can use there and not have to worry about bugs!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

My Tethered Soul Blog Tour, Reviews and Giveaway :)


My Tethered Soul (Reaper’s Rite #2)

by Dorothy Dreyer

Publication Date: August 19, 2014

Publisher: Month9Books

It’s been months since Zadie faced her sister’s Reaper, months during which she’s been under her mentor’s magical protection. But now that she’s turning seventeen, that protection is about to run out.

When dark forces lure Zadie to wander at night, she’s manipulated into committing unspeakable acts. With her friends and family at risk, Zadie must try to use her powers to break free from the Reaper’s grasp, or surrender to the Reaper’s Rite, which can only lead to death.


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First book in the series: My Sister's Reaper


Dorothy Dreyer has always believed in magic. She loves reading, writing, movies, and spending time with her family and friends. Half-American and half-Filipino, Dorothy lives in Germany with her husband and two children.


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***My Personal Review of My Sister's Reaper***

I thought this book was very intriguing and something you don't read everyday.  It took the paranormal idea to a different level.  Zadie loves her sister Mara who is in a coma, and Zadie knows that something about her sisters coma and the events leading up to it were not right but can't tell anyone.  And on top of that Zadie also realizes that something in HER is not right and even goes so far as to believe she is not human.  When she finally figures out what is happening it leads her to meeting the "reaper" who was supposed to take her sisters life (called the Reaper's Rite) in which Zadie intervened and stopped.  So now Zadie has to make a very difficult decision - she either has to take on the reaper and defeat him to save them both or allow the reaper to take Mara as fate intended.  Highly emotional read, you can really feel how much Zadie truly loves her sister and how she would do anything for her even knowing that Mara is somehow different after the coma.

I really feel for Zadie's character as she struggles through life and it is pretty easy to see that Mara is the more popular sister and the kids are always making comments to Zadie, so bullying is definitely a theme that runs through the novel.  But Zadie also faces normal teenage problems like having crushes and finding herself.  The plot was tense and fast-paced, keeping me on the edge of my seat while reading it!  I am now excited to read the second book "Tethered" :) 

***I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review***

***My Personal Review of My Tethered Soul***

This book is definitely darker and much more sinister than the first book.  I really liked it because I LOVE dark and sinister though!  Now that Zadie knows she is not the normal teenager, she has her mentor but there are dark forces at work making her do terrible things.  Can Zadie overcome these forces and do the right thing?  And now on top of everything else, she also must decide whether to fight the reaper again for her own life or surrender.

Again, loved the character of Zadie - it is very easy for her to be made to do bad things but she has to fight it and redeem herself, figuring out who she REALLY is in the process.  The characters are always so real and you can relate to them and their situations even if they are living in a "magical" world of sorts.  Chase and Lilura are great teachers, but can they save Zadie from herself?  Once again Dreyer has led the reader on a great chase through a fast-paced whirlwind of action and leaving the reader to wonder what will happen at the end?  Of course I rooted wholeheartedly for Zadie to win, but you will have to read the book to find out!  All I can say is that there is room for more books in this series :)  Absolutely enjoyed both of these books and really cannot wait to see if there is a third coming out soon!

***I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review***


Giveaway Information:  Winner will be drawn September 13, 2014

·        Four (4) winners will receive a digital copy of My Tethered Soul by Dorothy Dreyer (INT)

·        One (1) winner will receive a digital copy of My Tethered Soul by Dorothy Dreyer AND a $10 Amazon Gift Card or B&N Gift Card – Winner’s Choice (INT)

D-GAS Anti-Gas, Anti-bloating, Digestive Aid - Fast Acting Pills Review

D-GAS Anti-Gas, Anti-bloating, Digestive Aid - Fast Acting Pills Review

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***My Personal Review***

This is possibly the best anti-gas product I have found yet!  I will admit it - I have a serious problem with gas LOL and it runs in the family.  And I get the nasty stomach aches and yucky feelings and of course the dreaded bloating :(  I normally use Tums and they work okay, normally takes about 1 hour to kick in and don't last long and don't always take it away.  D-Gas definitely worked miracles for me and helped take away my aches and stop the gas.  It's all vegetarian and all natural - which means NO CHEMICALS OR DRUGS.  That is always a plus for anyone!  They only took about 15 minutes to really kick in and take away all my pains and gas, so they worked much more quickly than anything I have tried before.  Another plus is that they took the gas away without causing me to be scared of being around people and having flatulence problems. 

I had no side effects from it, and didn't have to worry about whether I was eating or not - I could take it either way.  I would recommend anyone with GI issues to give this a try and see how it works for you.  If it worked for me it can help you because I have a TERRIBLE time with GI problems.  Anything that can help me out is a great product in my book!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Perfectly Ernest by EJ Wesley Release Party and Giveaway!!!!

Welcome to the release party for Perfectly Ernest by E.J. Wesley! This is a New Adult Contemporary with romantic elements. Perfectly Ernest is now available for sale!
Perfectly Ernest - EJ Wesley - Cover
A gripping story of striking out and winning big.From a distance, Ernie’s life seems perfect—he’s a star college baseball player adored by the student body and coveted by professional teams. Up close, he is a disaster. Since the death of his mother, he’s been trapped by a promise he made and forced to live her dream instead of his own. He reaches his breaking point in the biggest game of his young career and sets off a chain of events that will either define or destroy the rest of his life.

 Ernie grudgingly joins a quirky campus counseling group that empowers him to heal himself and right his wrongs. By testing old friendships, forging unlikely new ones, and exploring an exciting romance, he begins to unravel the jumbled knot his tangled inner-psyche has become. But old rivals, mental illness, and the risk of a forbidden relationship soon threaten his progress. Will Ernie’s new direction and friends be his salvation, or confirmation that he is forever doomed by his imperfections?
 Perfectly Ernest is a New Adult contemporary novel with romantic elements by author E.J. Wesley. Ernest offers a smart, funny, sweet, sexy, uplifting, and oftentimes poignant perspective of one person’s difficult transition into adulthood. It is a story about overcoming the demons of mental illness and struggling with the profound burden of expectations—both real and imagined. But it’s mostly a tale of friendship, hope, and love. 


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“EJ Wesley has written a modern day Breakfast Club.”
“E.J. tells a college love story with a real life feel. He has created a flawed and pitiful character who quickly becomes a rallying point for all the other characters of the story. Ernie is the sort of boy I could easily imagine myself being friends with in college and cheered on through life in general, but certainly the story.”
“EJ’s tale of a college baseball star and the demons he fights is powerful and captivating. Once you’re involved in Ernest’s world, you are invested for the ride. Fans of this genre will say EJ hit it out of the park!” Alex J. Cavanaugh, Amazon bestselling author of the Cassa series
“Great cast of characters. Lots of fun humor. Romance. Win! Definitely recommend!”
 ”This is not so much a “coming of age” story, as it is a “coming of self.” I loved reading it”"It is an inspirational, heartwarming story in which any reader is likely to get lost.”

“This story made me laugh and cry and it was so great to read something sweet and awesome from a guy.”
“Perfectly Ernest offers an emotionally genuine tour through depression, friendship, and love.”
“It’s wonderful when a story’s voice is so strong as to drag you into someone’s head so it feels natural. I devoured Perfectly Ernest.”
“…captured my heart from page one.”

EJ Wesley Author Photo
About the Author:
Growing up in small-town Oklahoma, there were limits on the amount and types of entertainment at my disposal. Perhaps that’s why I set my imagination free. After collecting degrees in psychology and counseling, life brought me to Missouri, Texas, and Northern California–where I currently read, write, and live. I fill my spare time playing video games, watching movies, planning for the zombie apocalypse, reading graphic novels, and playing with my dogs.
 My passion for New Adult literature led me to producing the weekly New Adult Lit Chat on Twitter and contributing to the NA Alley Blog. I’m also the author of Moonsongs, a series of New Adult, urban fantasy novelettes. Find me on Twitter @EJWesley or Facebook and we’ll chat! 

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1 $15 iTunes gift credit (INT)
1 signed paperback copy of Perfectly Ernest + Ernest team jersey. (US)



Friday, August 29, 2014

The Null Dimension by John Burnett Blog Tour and Giveaway!

Title: The Null Dimension
Series: The Boogerman
Author: John Burnett
Publisher: Zharmae
Release Date: July 3, 2014
Genre: Middle Grade

Don’t shut your eyes…don’t turn out the lights…you might run into the coolest person you’ve ever met!

Sixth-grader Stetson Oliver has a great life: a loving family, good grades, fantastic hopes and dreams. One night while drifting off to sleep, Stetson thinks he sees movement in the shadows; in the blink of an eye, objects around his room have mysteriously been moved. When he turns his head, Stetson is met by a dark, hooded figure towering above him…

The Boogerman has haunted and tormented numerous children (Stetson included) for many sleepless nights, only to find that he’s getting a bad rap—but he’s just misunderstood, he swears! With Stetson’s help, he wants to reshape his image and right his reputation. As Stetson and the Boogerman embark on a dangerous adventure, the stakes are raised...and Stetson soon learns that making a deal with the Boogerman is like making a deal with the devil—nothing is an even trade.

About the Author

Debut author John Burnett is an English professor at Wayne County Community College in Detroit, Michigan. He has enjoyed introducing hundreds of students each year to the wonder of great fiction specifically, and the joy of reading in general. A black belt in karate for twenty years (tang soo do), he briefly made a living teaching martial arts before earning his masters degree in English.
John lives in Southfield, Michigan with his wife, two sons, and their beagle, Chance. He aspires to someday be a jazz guitarist, but for now, he’s busy working on his next novel.

“Please!” Stetson whispered urgently. “Get us out of here! This isn’t funny anymore!”
The Boogerman didn’t answer. It was beginning to look like every suspicion Stetson had about him was about to play out. Maybe he really was going to maroon Stetson in the Null Dimension. And to heap even more rotten onions on a moldy hot dog, he was marooned with his archenemy, Dana Coggins. Forever!
“Hey!” Stetson snapped, struggling to maintain control. “If you’re trying to make another point, you made it!”
Dana Coggins’ blubbering was getting fainter—he must be running in the opposite direction—while the ground-shaking approach of the monster was getting closer.
“All right!” Stetson said desperately. “I’ll help you write your autobiography. You need me to tell the world your side of the story!” He whirled around in a panic, frantically searching for any sign of the Boogerman’s acknowledging anything he’d just said.
Even though the beast was still quite a distance away, he could feel its hot, moist breath as it drew nearer. His clothes fluttered with each huge, putrid exhale. The worst bellowing cry yet came crashing down on him.
He screamed.