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Monday, April 27, 2015

NEW RELEASE - The Glimmering Time: Book One by Andrew Novell #GlimmeringTime


A fusion of steam-punk, historical travelogue, and science fact, The Glimmering Time is the first book in a new science fiction series, and follows the adventures of petulant nurse Lisa Lassiter as she struggles to understand what has happened to rob her of her past.

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Andrew trained in acting at The Poor School (England). He was awarded a BA in Theater Directing from Rose Bruford College (England) and a MA in Theater Directing from The University of East Anglia (Norwich, England). He also trained as a drama teacher at The University of Middlesex (London, England). He has three plays published through Amazon for Kindle: Nell, Adelaide, and The Angel Being. The Glimmering Time: Book One - the first installment of a novel series, a fusion of steam-punk, historical travelogue, and science fact.

Visit: www.andrewnovell.com/glimmeringtime
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Blogger Opp - Free & Paid - Fun for All Giveaway!!

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Win $200 Dropprice Visa Gift Card Giveaway !!

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Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms.

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  Moms can visit the link and click to “Drop the price" of the Fisher-Price Musical Dino. For example, in today’s promotion for the Musical Dino, it started out at $29.99 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates until it reaches $15.00 (50% off). This promotion also includes free shipping anywhere in the US!

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 Ready to give Dropprice a try? All you have to do is help parents drop the price on this Fisher-Price Musical Dino and you will be entered to WIN a $200 VISA gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the widget below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the widget — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!

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 Ends on 5/17/2015 at 12:00am PST, Must be 18 years or older to enter,Must be a US Resident to win!

 
Disclosure: All opinions are 100% mine. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network.. Open US only must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Free & Paid Blogger Opp - Gifts For Dad Giveaway

Deliciously Savvy is Hosting a Giveaway For all things Dad! Lots of Cool Prizes for That amazing Man in Your Life! Valued at $180! More may be added.

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1 LUCKY Winner will receive The Items Below:

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  • Owltopper Black Stallion Corkscrew ($18 ARV)
  • Owltoppers The Tops in Wine, Champagne and Beverage Bottle Stoppers ❂ Unique Wine Preserver ❂ Best Decorative Favours ($17 ARV)
  • Handy Panda Bungee Cord Set – 24 Pieces Assortment ($22 ARV)
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Total Prize Pack Worth $180!

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Giveaway Dates 12PM EST 4/30 ~ 12PM EST 5/17
Entrants must be 18 years old to enter and giveaway is open to US residents only..
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If you have any prizes that would be a good fit please let me know and I will give you a co-host if you do the review. I will have an entry for people to make a comment on your review. If this is the case… send me an email at mcushing7@hotmail.com with the details.
Blogger With The Most Referrals Will Earn a FREE Co-Host Spot! If already signed up to Co-Host, you will be refunded or if promoting with 2 FREE links you will receive a FREE Co-Host spot! Make Sure They Mention You In The Sign Ups!


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Winner of the Hot Flash Giveaway is....


THE LUCKY WINNER IS....

Glenda H

CONGRATULATIONS!!


Special thanks to author Kathy Carmichael for this awesome prize xx


Didn't Win??
Don't Worry!!
You can always treat yourself to Hot Flash from here...

What's the recipe for a happy marriage?

That's what chef Jill Morgan Storm wants to know, and according to responses to the "Marriage Satisfaction Surveys" she and her closest friends cooked up, the answer is to marry a traveling salesman who is rarely home.

And Jill certainly deserves some happiness, after everything she's been going through. Her teen-aged son, who only speaks to her in French, needs college tuition. Her crazy mother is determined to find her a man—and only brings her unsuitable ones. A pesky schoolteacher keeps annoyingly trying to fix her life. Her sous chef job is in jeopardy, and, most aggravating of all, her ex-boyfriend has absconded with her favorite skillet.

What's a single mom to do?

Faced with the answers to her surveys, she sets off to find the traveling salesman who can share her dreams. Along the way, can she find herself and a man who will claim her heart?

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

BOOK TOUR - Healed by Love by Melissa Foster - Book #1 The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor, Love in Bloom Series #25

COMING SOON........
Book #1 The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor, Book #13 The Bradens series, Love in Bloom #25

Meet the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor and fall in love with Nate Braden & Jewel Fisher in Healed by Love.

Nate Braden has loved his best friend’s younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he’s always kept his feelings at bay. Now he’s back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old—but there’s an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn’t make it out alive.

THE BRADEN AT PEACEFUL HARBOR are one of the newest additions to the Braden series and the LOVE IN BLOOM family.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

Available to pre-order from ...

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Springing Ahead Giveaway - over $650 in prizes! #SpringingAhead15

We Are Celebrating The Warmer Weather By Springing Ahead!

Now is the time when friends and families get together to and spend great times making memories outdoors. We Three Moms (Anderson's Angels, Joy of Mama Joyner and The More The Merrier), are so very excited to get outside with family and friends to enjoy the sunshine! We've teamed up with over 80 other wonderful bloggers, to bring you another huge giveaway event! ONE WINNER will take home all of the prizes we've put together (over $650 in prizes!) for The Springing Ahead Giveaway!
There is something for everyone in the family in this fun Prize Package:
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Exergen - Temporal thermometer - $59.99
Zipit Bedding - Twin set - $49.99 Sterling Publishing - Superfood Snacks - $16.95
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Planetbox - Rover Complete Set - $59.99
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Nickerbacher - Book - $13.64
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It's exciting isn't it? Come enter to win! The more entries you complete on the Giveaway Tools form below, the better your chances of winning are! Best Of Luck! The Springing Ahead Event will run from 12:01am EST Wednesday, April 22, 2015 through 11:59pm EST Wednesday, May 6, 2015. This giveaway event is open to all legal residents of the United States who are 18-years-old and older.
Disclosure: Anderson’s Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner, The More The Merrier, and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. The sponsors will send the prizes directly to the winner. We are also not responsible for any unfortunate accidents that result from the use of any of these products.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Is it the end for the Dictionary of American Regional English?

Every page in this new volume of the Dictionary of American Regional English makes it wonderfully clear that regional expressions still flourish throughout the United States.
A 50-year odyssey to chart the dialects of America – from the toad-stranglers (very heavy rains) of Indianapolis to rantum scooting (going on an outing with no definite destination) in Nantucket – is due to come to an end this summer when funding for the Dictionary of American Regional English runs out.
A last-ditch attempt to save a project begun in 1962 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been launched by Anna Lewis, a librarian at the university who has set up a Gofundme page to raise $25,000 (£16,000) for the dictionary. But even if Lewis’s total is reached – at the moment donations only just top $6,000 – it will be a long way from the $525,000 that makes up the dictionary’s annual budget. And without significant new funding, said chief editor Joan Houston Hall, the dictionary’s staff of five will disband “almost entirely” after 30 June this year.
“Our financial crisis is not that funding has been retracted, but rather that, in this economic climate, we have simply not been able to find ongoing support,” said Hall. “The goal of the campaign was originally $10,000, but after there was initial enthusiasm, we raised it to $25,000. That, of course, would not solve our problems, but it would fill some small gaps.”
The Dictionary of American Regional English (Dare) first began interviewing people in more than 1,000 communities across the US in 1965, with the information gleaned from a 1,600-question survey. This was used to create a 60,000-word dictionary which was completed – with a final volume ending with the word “zydeco” – in 2012.
Since then, the team has been working on a digital edition, which can be updated regularly, as well as a major project to map the dialects of Wisconsin. With that data currently being processed, early findings highlight how 50 years ago, Wisconsinites called their fizzy drinks “pop”, whereas now “soda” is a much more popular term.
Residents of the state “still eat brats, lutefisk, and tiger meat (or cannibal sandwiches) and love a good fish fry,” wrote Dare’s Julie Schnebly of the findings. “But nobody claimed to be eating German potato salad or a kolacky anymore.”
And “if you ask for a slippery jim in Juneau or Algoma, there might be a few people who’d respond with something other than a strange look. (It’s a pickle.)“
“There’s a common notion that American English is becoming homogenised by the media and our mobility as a population. But I don’t believe that’s true,” said Hall. “The Wisconsin project was intended as a pilot project for an eventual re-survey of the whole country, so that we could collect evidence of the continuing vitality in and differences among American varieties. I still think that would be a hugely beneficial project, but it would be a very expensive and time-consuming one. So that’s one project that Dare will not be able to accomplish. Nor will we be able to continue to add to the dictionary all the additional materials we have been collecting since each volume was published.”
The verb “whang”, for example – “to sew up quickly or roughly; to make or mend in a makeshift way” – is recorded in the digital edition of the dictionary as first appearing in 1855. Chiefly used in the midwest, it is then shown appearing at intervals through the 19th and 20th century. A 1909 reference says: “He then killed an antelope, took the hide and made the girls some moccasins, that is he whanged up something for their feet.” But it’s still around in 2005, in the cited line: “Maybe I should whang together one of those PVC trebuchets I saw on the web a while back, and bombard her with water balloons”, and in 2008: “I just whanged up a couple of elisp modules to support fontified editing of Java source code.”
Other initiatives now on hold, said the dictionary’s chief editor, include one to put transcripts of audio recordings from each US state online, and another to make the dictionary’s materials available to app developers.
“Imagine an app for doctors, defining the thousands of regional and folk names for ailments and diseases; an app for regional foods; one for travellers in each region of the country; one for birdwatchers, with all of our regional and folk names for birds; one for writers who want their characters to use appropriate regional words and phrases; and one for makers of word games; the possibilities are limitless,” Hall writes in a piece for Dare’s forthcoming newsletter. “Ultimately, such apps could bring the lexical treasures of Dare to millions, while at the same time generating a small stream of income.”
Hall is adamant that the work of Dare is not finished, and that people remain “fascinated by differences in language, and they love to hear examples that make it clear that other people do use words differently”.
Allan Metcalf, professor of English at MacMurray College and executive secretary of the American Dialect Society, agreed, calling Dare “a monumental undertaking, the greatest dictionary project in the English language in the later 20th century”.
“Now that the print volumes are finished, it can be its own monument, six big volumes taking up more than a foot of shelf space. But in the 21st century it need not be just a monument to be dusted off now and then. With sufficient funding, it can continue to live electronically, available at the touch of a keyboard and mouse, and being kept up to date as our language changes,” he said.

courtesy of the guardian.com
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Join Harlequin in their Spring Fling Giveaway - 3 Winners - Celebrating New Releases and the End of Winter!


The authors over at Harlequin Heartwarming are hosting a fabulous giveaway this month! Be sure to enter and comment over on their blog on each day's post for extra entries. Here's all the info:

After the long, harsh winter most of us endured, what better way to celebrate spring—and our April and May Heartwarming releases—than with an exciting new giveaway? As with any celebration, the more the merrier, and we hope you will join us.

First, here are the beautiful covers of the April and May books . . .


And here’s what we have planned to warm your heart and chase away any lingering winter blahs. All eight Heartwarming authors with April and May releases have teamed up to offer two prize packs of four books each. We will also give away one grand prize consisting of all eight books and a stunning mix of “ever-blooming” spring garden flowers, for use indoors or out. These are gifts you can enjoy time and again, as you can read our books over and over, and the flowers won’t fade when winter threatens, since they're steel, painted in bright colors.


Our first prize pack contains:

The Truth About Hope by Kate James
Katia’s Promise by Catherine Lanigan
Raising the Stakes by Karen Rock
A Case for Forgiveness by Carol Ross

These books are certain to provide hours of springtime reading pleasure!









Our second prize pack contains:

The Long Road Home by Lynn Patrick
Man of His Word by Cynthia Reese
Fighting for Keeps by Jennifer Snow
Firefly Nights by Cynthia Thomason

Another set of four wonderful stories you will surely enjoy!









Finally, our grand prize winner will receive all eight books, along with an “ever-blooming” spring garden, consisting of a bouquet of 13 white daisies, two periwinkle blue alliums and a set of 13 black-eyed Susans, a retail value of over $150 US, before shipping.


Photos and “ever-blooming” flowers from Gardener’s Supply Company (http://www.gardeners.com/)
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Now if that isn’t enough, we have a bonus book for each prize pack. Harlequin MIRA and Harlequin Intrigue author Elizabeth Heiter will include one of her recent releases—winner’s choice—in each of the prize packs.

There are three exciting prize packs waiting to be won. The contest runs until April 25th. Enter as often as you like. Post a comment right here on our blog for two entries, visit our Facebook pages, follow us on Twitter, and tweet about the contest once a day while it's running! And check back here on April 26th to see if you are a lucky winner!

Happy spring . . . and happy reading!

(Please note, prize packs can only be shipped to a continental US or Canadian address. International winners will receive the books only, in e-book format.)

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Must reside in the US/CAN for print copies; if outside these countries ebooks only will be sent from the prize packs. You must be at least 13 years old to enter and if under 18 must have adult or guardian permission. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Google or any other entity other than the authors involved. Void where prohibited by law.


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