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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Seaside Hearts by Melissa Foster, Book #2 Seaside Summers, Love in Bloom Series #22 Book Tour Giveaway

The newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series, featuring a group of fun, sexy, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They’re funny, flawed, and will have you begging to enter their circle of friends. You met them in READ, WRITE, LOVE, (The Remingtons, Book 5), follow these friends on their search for forever love in the Seaside Summers series.

Jenna Ward is vivacious, spontaneous, and confident—except when she’s around the man who stole her heart years earlier, strikingly handsome, quiet, and reliable Pete Lacroux. After years of trying to get his attention and overwhelmed from dealing with her mother’s new cougar lifestyle, Jenna’s giving up on Peter—and is ready to explore other men.

As the eldest of five siblings, with an alcoholic father to care for, boat craftsman Pete Lacroux always does the right thing and has no time for a real relationship. He’s looking forward to seeing his friend Jenna, a welcome distraction who’s so damn sexy and so painfully shy that she equally entertains and confuses him.

When Jenna picks up a hard-bodied construction worker, jealousy ignites Pete’s true feelings, and he’s powerless to ignore the desires for Jenna he never realized he had. But Pete’s not the quiet guy he appears to be, and his life is anything but conducive to a relationship. Can Jenna handle the real Pete Lacroux—the sexiest, most passionate alpha male she’s ever seen—or will she crack under pressure? And can Pete reclaim the life he once had without tearing apart his family?

SEASIDE SUMMERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of a number of International bestselling novels. 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 Women's Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Cafe. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she's written for Calgary's Child Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest or her personal website.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Books 1 - 3 Snow Sisters, Love in Bloom Series #1 - 3

Books 1 - 6 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #4 - 9

Books 1 - 5 The Remingtons, Love in Bloom Series #10 - 14 

Books 7 - 12 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #15 - 20

Books 1 - 4 Seaside Summers, Love in Bloom Series #21 - 24

Five lucky winners will each win the first two ebooks in the Love in Bloom Series, 
Sisters in Love & Sisters in Bloom
Ending on Sunday 23rd November at 11.59pm EST
Open Worldwide

Enter Below & Good Luck !!

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Enter for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 with the Giveaway !!!

BuyDig Giveaway 
  Enter for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4!!! 
What an amazing early Christmas Present !!
This giveaway is sponsored by and hosted by Bay Area Mommy. 
Meet the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Black 16GB 10.1" Tablet - 1.2 GHz Quad Core, Android 4.4, Kit Kat -- an affordable tablet designed to be everything to everyone. Endless entertainment options, new multi-user mode and a brand new design will make this tablet hard for anyone to put down.
  • Brilliant 10.1" widescreen HD display delivers clear text & bright colors
  • Perfect for the family to enjoy games, movies, books, magazines & more
  • Sleek, light design with expandable memory, Multi-User mode, and Multi Window capability
SPECIFICATIONS: - Android 4.4, Kit Kat - Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad Core - Memory: 1.5GB RAM & 16GB on-board memory - microSD Card Slot (Up to 64GB) - Display Screen: 10.1" - Display Resolution: WXGA (1280x800) - Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band (2.4GHz + 5GHz) - Camera 3MP rear + 1.3 MP front - GPS with GLONASS - Bluetooth 4.0 - Supports USB 2.0 Connectivity - WatchON, Multi Window, Multi-User Mode, Netflix Preloaded
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Giveaway ends on November 4, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. 
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Disclosure & Disclaimer: Bay Area Mommy received the product for purposes of evaluation. Other participating bloggers were not compensated for this post and are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Prize will be sent directly to the winner by Winner will be chosen randomly using Rafflecopter, will be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond before another winner is selected. Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter are neither endorsing nor are they liable for this giveaway. Void where prohibited by law. No Purchase Necessary.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Trying out the Extra Plush Mattress Protector, the quality surprised me!

We've always used waterproof mattress protectors, the mean reason being that we always take drinks to bed and more often than not their is always a spillage especially with two dogs trying to squeeze in.  Before this mattress cover arrived I knew by the description 'extra plush' that it would be quite a lot more quilted than we would normally buy but the quality surprised me as soon as I opened it.  The cushioned quilted pockets were well above my expectations, it was like holding a lovely cuddly pillow (although a lot bigger !!).

As you can see from the photograph above, underneath the plush side you have the moisture protection and all around it the soft elasticated sides,

Our bed mattress is quite deep as it continues down past the wooden base, so we have to take particular care when choosing bedding.  The elasticated sides of the mattress protector generously covered each side of the mattress with no problem at all and even had enough to fit it correctly underneath too, no having to keep pulling it tight to make it fit like previous cheaper buys.

My husband suffers from Eczema so it's always important for him not to make the bedding any warmer than necessary.  One of the reasons I preferred this one in particular was that even though it is 'extra plush' it has been filled with cooling and hypo-allergenic material which will hopefully be a great help.  Another great bonus is this can be machined washed and tumble dried on a low setting.


I wanted to take a photo to show you just how deeply filled the vast amount of quilted pockets really are.  So soft to the touch, total luxury.  Lying down on this is like have a brand new bed mattress, our mattress isn't that old but this has given it a new lease of life. 

So, as always, I always like to test the products we are reviewing and as it has a moisture barrier I wanted to know just how well it would work.  See our testing below.

The Extra Plush Mattress Pad with Moisture Barrier is available from
or here for our overseas followers

Product information from Amazon

  • Perfect For Restoring Older Mattresses, Softening Firm Mattresses, or Cooling Hot Mattresses
  • Generously filled with COOLING advanced hypo-allergenic cluster down fiber
  • Feel of Authentic Goose & Duck Down without the feathers, poking, and allergies
  • 200 Thread Count 100% Cotton Cover - Stain and Moisture Resistant - Machine Washable
  • MADE IN THE USA by Veteran Owned eLuxury Supply Co.

Dimensions Available:
  • Twin: 99 x 190.5 cm
  • Twin XL: 99 x 203.2 cm
  • Full: 137.2 x 190.5 cm
  • Queen: 152.4 x 203.2 cm
  • King: 193 x 203.2 cm
  • Cal King: 182.9 x 213.4 cm

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    Winners of An Average Joe's Pursuit for Financial Freedom Giveaway are....


    AMY H


    Special thanks to author Michael Warren Munsey for this great giveaway xx

    Didn't Win??
    Don't Worry
    You can treat yourself and buy the book from here....

    An Average Joe’s Pursuit for Financial Freedom offers a different perspective on money than what is traditionally taught by our parents and in our school systems. The reason there is such a discrepancy between the wealthy and the poor is due to the difference in the way money is perceived. We are not born with the ability to maintain wealth: it is something that is learned. The knowledge of knowing how to make money work to generate passive income is something that anyone can learn as long as they are disciplined. An Average Joe’s Pursuit for Financial Freedom is based on practical concepts and discusses the problems that the majority of us face with our personal ļ¬nance. The concepts in this book are based on theory by an author that practices what he writes about.

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    Sunday, October 19, 2014

    Authors Submissions Now Open for our Christmas Advent 2014 !!

    To Celebrate the Christmas Season this year our blog will have it's own unique Advent Calendar full of book ideas for Christmas Gifts.

    Securing your spot on the Advent Calendar will also see your book featured on a blog for that day too and as always, promoted through social media networks.

    The Advent Calendar will be published throughout the holiday season ensuring maximum exposure authors so deserve.

    Take a look at our sample here...

    For more information and booking
    please email us at

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    BOOK TOUR - Holiday Bliss by Kathleen Shoop, Marcy Waldenville, JD Wylde

    Holiday Bliss is book 2 in the Bliss series-- It comprises three romantic novellas by three different authors--set in different era's, in one home on the water called, Bliss.

    Tending Her Heart by Kathleen Shoop 
    Julie Peters' plans to modernize Waterside Hospital's labor and delivery protocols are thwarted by old school doctors and brown-nosing colleagues. But a handsome doctor who understands her point-of-view has a fine bedside manner and a way of Tending Her Heart that has forever-after attached to it. Can a Thanksgiving stay in the regal home called Bliss give her the space she needs to right her future and fall in love? 

    The Christmas Miracle by Marcy Waldenville 
    Brenan Brown has a terrible secret. One his beautiful wife doesn't know about. One that could destroy his happiness and his family. One he'd thought he buried along with his former identity in a grave in Ireland. But shady characters--terrorists really--from his past come to the stately mansion with blackmail and kidnapping on their minds. And with his family's after at risk, his future in peril, all Brenan can hope for is The Christmas Miracle. 

    Holiday Wish by JD Wylde 
    Vaughn Jennings has one rule he refuses to break. Not even for Chelsea Chathford, the curvaceous master carpenter he employs. With just reason. But with every day that goes by, it gets harder and harder to follow his rule. Can he follow his heart? Or forever wish he had? Because Christmas comes but once a year. And with it, the only chance to have his Holiday Wish come true.

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    "Each story is vivid in historical and modern details and will certainly have you wanting to visit Bliss yourself. The characters come to life, making you fall in love with each and every couple, rooting for them to make it. I highly recommend this wonderful novel by five talented authors." 
    - Kristine McCaffrey - Amazon Reader Review on Bliss Series Book 1

    "Loved the book! It's my first anthology and I couldn't wait to get to the next story for the continuation. Can't wait to read these authors' next books." 
    - review from Amazon on Bliss Series Book 1

    Meet the Authors
    Kathleen Shoop
    Bestselling author Kathleen Shoop holds a PhD in reading education and has more than 20 years of experience in the classroom.  

    Kathleen has been featured in USA Today and the Writer’s Guide to 2013. Her work has appeared in The Tribune-Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and Pittsburgh Parent magazine. She lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

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    Marcy Waldenville

    Marcy Waldenville knew she wanted to write at an early age. A firm believer in anything-is-possible, she is happy to be following that dream. Born and raised in a small town in Western Pennsylvania. She lives in Southern Butler County with her husband, Ken.

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    JD Wylde
    A misplaced mountain child, J.D. lives in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania with her husband of more than thiry years (and yes, she was a kindergarten bride). Their sons and one beautiful daughter-in-law live nearby. Ozzie, their neurotic dog lives a lot closer. And yes, she still roams wild and free, whatever mountains are currently in her path.

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    Winners updates.....

    The Better Man (Chicago Sisters)


    KAI W
    JILL K


    The Last Seer (Order of the Seers, #3)




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