Saturday, September 17, 2016

Can You Help this little man out!




Please forgive this post in advance, but this post is very important to me.  I am hoping to reach out to my readers for a litlle help to spread the word about this special little man who is very dear to my heart.



Brayden is my 6 year old nephew & my little buddy he has a muscular dystrophy but not sure what kind. He needs a wheelchair due to low muscle tone so he can be mobile. He has missed school field trips due to not being able to walk long distances. His mom Brooke is a single hard working mother raising him & his two sisters without any help from his dad. 
We are at the current time looking to set up fundraisers so this little man can receive his wheels & any other medical needs he may need in the future. Right now popping in my head maybe a cornhole tournment, softball tournment. We are up for any suggestions!  If you have any suggestions for us please leave in the comments!



K300 PSJR is the wheels he will need and they start at 7500.00 it will be modified to his needs!


Follow  Brayden's Hope Fund on Facebook or on Twitter to keep inform of any fundraisers and updates on Brayden.  

We have set up the following fundraiser sites
(100% will go to Brayden's Hope Fund)

If you could help spread the word about this precious little boy, this would be one appreciated aunt!

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Book Tour w/Giveaway: The Perilous Journey of the Much-Too-Spontaneous Girl by Leigh Statham

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

The Perilous Journey of the Much-Too-Spontaneous GirlThe Perilous Journey of the Much-Too-Spontaneous Girl
(The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl #2)
by Leigh Statham
YA Steampunk
Paperback & ebook, 297 pages
September 20th 2016 by Month9Books

Lady Marguerite Vadnay and her trusty automaton, Outil, have settled into life in New France rather well. Marguerite is top of the class at flight school and her future as an aerpilot is nearly secure. She has everything she wants— except a commission on the pirate hunting dirigible The Renegade. Using every card in her aristocratic arsenal, Marguerite wiggles her way onto the finest warship France has to offer. But as usual, Marguerite’s plans endanger the lives of those she holds dear— only this time no one else is going to save them. As Marguerite and Outil set off on a rescue mission they may not return from, she finally realizes it’s time to reorder her cogs.

This steampunk adventure is littered with facts from The Golden Age of Piracy and follows (not too closely) some of the lives and adventures of the brave men and women who sailed the seas as privateers, pirates and soldiers.


Other Books in the Series

The Perilous Journey of the Not So Innocuous Girl (The Perilous Journey of the Not So Innocuous Girl #1)The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl
(The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl #1)
by Leigh Statham
YA Steampunk
Paperback & ebook, 297 pages
March 17th 2015 by Month9Books

Lady Marguerite lives a life most 17th-century French girls can only dream of: money, designer dresses, suitors, and a secure future. Except she can’t quite commit to a life of dull luxury and she suspects she may be falling for her best friend Claude, a common smithy in the family's steam forge. When Claude leaves for New France in search of a better life, Marguerite decides to follow him and test her suspicions of love—only the trip proves to be more harrowing than she anticipated. Love, adventure, and restitution await her if she can survive the voyage.

Based on the true story of The Daughters of the King, Louis the XIV’s social program to settle the wilds of Canada with women of noble birth, Marguerite’s steampunk adventure follows in the footsteps of nearly one thousand brave women and girls who were rewarded handsomely for trekking across the pirate infested Atlantic to a strange land.

"The writing is solid and the world-building – that clever combination of historical detail and Ms. Statham’s imagination – is excellent."~ The Australia Times Books

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Q & A with Leigh Statham


What books/authors have influenced your writing?
SO MANY! Too many to name. Today I’m crushing on Lois Lowry and Ray Bradbury. I always go back to the classics for inspiration.

Have you ever had one character you wanted to go one way with but after the book was done the character was totally different. 
Yes! In fact, those are the characters that usually end up dead. I’ve also had plans for characters to hook up or fall in love with each other, and then when the time came, it just didn’t feel right.

What was your favorite chapter (or certain part) in THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE MUCH-TOO-SPONTANEOUS GIRL? 
My favorite part was when Marguerite meets Otetiani for the first time. He’s so awesome. Can’t wait to write more about him.

What was the hardest part to write in THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE MUCH-TOO-SPONTANEOUS GIRL?
I don’t want to give too much away, but it was hard for me to decide how it should end. I had something in mind, but it was too easy, so I had to throw a few more road blocks in the way for our heroes. I’m pretty happy with the ending now, but it took a while to get there.

What’s you next project?
I have a scifi book out on sub right now, and this amazing idea for a steampunk novel based on a Broadway play. Can’t really say much more, but keep your eyes open for some awesomeness!

If you could write in another genre what would it be & why?
I’ve written in several other genres. I really enjoy scifi and even contemporary stories. Lately, I have been feeling a pull toward horror. I think I’ll go back there in a book or two and maybe kill some people off. 


Leigh Statham was raised in the wilds of rural Idaho, but found her heart in New York City. She worked as a waitress, maid, artist, math teacher, nurse, web designer, art director, thirty-foot inflatable pig and mule wrangler before she settled down in the semi-quiet role of wife, mother and writer. She resides in North Carolina with her husband, four children, five chickens and two suspected serial killer cats.

Leigh is also a founder of QuantumFairyTales.com and is currently serving a life sentence there as senior editor and gnome driver. She loves all things sparkly and strange that go bump in the night.

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Tour Giveaway


• 1 winner will win signed copies of The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl and The Perilous Journey of the Much-Too-Spontaneous Girl plus some awesome Steampunk goggles (US only)
• 3 winners will win ebook sets of The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl and The Perilous Journey of the Much-Too-Spontaneous Girl (open internationally)
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EskieMama Reads Saturday Spotlight w/Giveaway: Big & Small in the Mirror & The Magic Leaf by Mary Feliciani



Welcome to EskieMama Reads Saturday Spotlight!

Today we are in for a treat, as mother of 4, stepmom of 3 and a grandmother to many step & "adopted" grandchildren I am delighted to spotlight 3 children's books by Mary Feliciani!

Big and Small in the Mirror
The Magic Leaf
Humanitarians, Visionaries, Heroes, and You

Enter below to win 1 of 5 Amazon or iTunes copy of Big and Small in the Mirror & The Magic Leaf  & print copy of Humanitarians, Visionaires, Heros & You from Mary Feliciani!


Big and Small in the Mirror
(Ages 7-10)



Friends Carlo and Marco learn the effects of bullying on their self-images and that positive relationships help them grow.

A discussion page appears at the end of the story to help foster a deeper understanding of the issue of bullying, and to put the story in perspective. The author creates empathy for the victims while at the same time showing that bullies don’t feel good about themselves.

Big and Small in the Mirror is the first of a trilogy of books about bullying that happens at school. The author uses the same characters and setting as The Magic Leaf — Carlo and Marco in a small Italian town named Roseto. Each book will focus on a different aspect of bullying.




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The Magic Leaf
(Ages 5-8)



This book is about a small town boy who learns the value of friendship. A medieval, Italian town named Roseto serves as the backdrop. The beautiful and colourful illustrations – all done in paper collage style – depict different parts of the town and journey. Although, the story unfolds in a different time and place, the message is universal and timeless.

About the Author:
Mary Feliciani is a Canadian author, independent publisher and former elementary school teacher. She attended UTM where she studied psychology and still lives in Mississauga, Ontario. Mary’s background in psychology, work with children and passionate interest in the human condition, which stems back as far as she can remember, are all evident in her writing.




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Humanitarians, Visionaries, Heroes, and You
(Ages 10-12+)


This book is a collection of seven inspiring mini-biographies. The author uses the voices of Mattie Stepanek, Martin Lurther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Terry Fox, Craig Kielburger, and her own reflections to encourage the reader to join a growing movement towards social responsibility and global citizenship.




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Q & A with Mary Feliciani about Big and Small in the Mirror & The Magic Leaf!

Tell us about Big and Small in the Mirror, and The Magic Leaf.
The Magic Leaf was the first book that I published. It was published in 2006 and is about a small-town boy who learns the value of friendship. A medieval, Italian town named Roseto serves as the backdrop. The beautiful and colourful illustrations – all done in paper collage style – depict different parts of the town and journey. Although the story unfolds in a different time and place, the message is universal and timeless.

Big and Small in the Mirror is about bullying that happens in the school environment. The two main characters, Carlo and Marco, learn the effects of bullying on their self-images and how positive relationships help them grow.

I provide discussion questions at the end of the book to help parents and teachers facilitate a discussion about bullying, and to put the story in perspective.

What initially inspired you to write Big and Small in the Mirror, and The Magic Leaf?
I wrote the manuscript for The Magic Leaf while I was at the University of Toronto studying psychology. As a young adult I was very idealistic and was hoping to find the one theory or the one famous psychologist who had all the answers, but what I learned was that there wasn't a theory that could explain everything and even among psychologists there were differences of opinion. I began to believe that having a good support system in combination with, whichever theory one might subscribe to, was very important. I realized that friendships were necessary even as we grow older. The deeper meaning of The Magic Leaf is that life's journey is made easier if you walk with a friend.

The motivation for my latest book, Big and Small in the Mirror, actually started with the first book that I authored, The Magic Leaf. The Magic Leaf was published in 2006; in this book, as I said earlier, the characters learn the value of friendship. It was my idea, at the time, that I would go on to write books about issues that children faced in their everyday environment. What those issues were going to be was still a mystery to me, but the seed had been planted.
In time, I became increasingly aware that the issue of bullying was very challenging to both parents and teachers and that this would be the issue to tackle. Big and Small in the Mirror was published in 2015, and is about bullying that happens in the school environment.

Tell us a little about the characters in this book.
Big and Small in the Mirror has the same characters, Carlo and Marco, as my first book, The Magic Leaf. The setting is also the same – an Italian town named Roseto. The audience for Big and Small in the Mirror is an older age group (ages 8-10, grades 3-5). The Magic Leaf is appropriate for children ages 5-7 or grades SK - grade 2.

The characters have a very healthy relationship with each other. They don't compete with one another; they support and learn from each other.

What was the hardest part of writing these books?
In terms of The Magic Leaf, the writing wasn't difficult. I knew what I wanted the overall meaning of the book to be, and then worked backwards to accomplish my objective.

The publishing of the book was more daunting. I began at a time when self-publishing services, in Canada, were difficult to find. I started my own publishing company as a result and had to research everything that I have learned.

With Big and Small in the Mirror I found the ending the most difficult to write. I had to be careful that the ending suggested the safest way to handle a bully in the short term, but at the same time, I wanted the reader to realize that there were long-term solutions. I think that I accomplished this by including discussion question at the end of the story. It was that dilemma that prompted me to write questions.

What was your favorite part to write and why?
With The Magic Leaf it had to be the twist at the end of the story. I don't want to give it away.

Regarding Big and Small in the Mirror, the physical confrontation between Carlo and Danny that took place during a soccer game at recess, was my favourite part to write about. Let me make it clear – for those who haven't read the book – Carlo wasn't physically hurt, but the description of the turmoil that went on inside him will leave the reader feeling great empathy for the victim.

What are your future project(s)?
Big and Small in the Mirror is the first of a trilogy about bullying. When I complete the trilogy I plan on publishing something that is more fun.

Is there anything else you would like to tell the readers about your books?
I have a third title, Humanitarians, Visionaries, Heroes, and You, published in 2012. This book is a collection of seven inspiring mini-biographies. I use the voices of Mattie Stepanek, Martin Lurther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Terry Fox, Craig Kielburger, and my own reflections to encourage the reader to join a growing movement towards social responsibility and global citizenship. The book is for an older audience than the other 2 books I talked about (grades 5 - 8), but I think that adults will like it as well.


About writing she says:

"Writing is a way of communicating with people on a large scale, and yet it is an individualized experience for each reader. When I write I feel as though I am speaking to that one person, one-to-one."

"Writing is a way to connect, to say things you might not be able to say in person, or ever have the opportunity to discuss. It's both cathartic and introspective. It forces you to search corners of your mind that you might not get to in any other way."

"I only write when I feel like writing. I only feel like writing when I have something to say. And there isn't any use in saying anything unless it's the truth; the way you see it."

Mary is as passionate about traveling as she is about writing:


“Traveling isn't just about adventure. It fosters an appreciation of other cultures and facilitates the recognition that every country has been influenced by other countries. You not only see the differences, you see the similarities. Traveling also gives you the opportunity to see the natural beauty of the world, without the imaginary borders.”


Mary is a Canadian author, independent publisher and a former elementary school teacher. She attended UTM where she studied psychology and still lives in Mississauga, Ontario. Mary’s background in psychology, work with children and passionate interest in the human condition, which stems back as far as she can remember, are all evident in her writing.

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Review & Excerpt Tour: The Playbook by Kelly Elliott

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My life revolved around two things. Football and my cock. And not necessarily in that order. Being the head football coach for a top university in Texas had its ups and its downs. The ups? Endless women to f*ck. The downs? The politics that came with the job. From the moment Aubrey Cain walked into my office, she turned my world upside down. Being forced to have her follow me around for a month was going to be a pain in the ass. Especially since I couldn’t keep my eyes off of her. The best I’d hoped to come out of this was a few nights with her in my bed. I never imagined she’d be the game changer. Brett Owens was my assignment. Head football coach for a top college, bad boy reputation, short temper, and handsome good looks should have scared me off. But I was tougher than that. From the first words out of his obnoxious, dirty-talking mouth, I knew it was going to be a long month. It wasn’t five minutes after meeting him, he hit on me. If only I had known his blue eyes would haunt my dreams and awaken a desire inside of me I never knew existed. This was business. There was no way I would be tempted by him no matter how good looking he was or how many things he whispered in my ear. He was only supposed to be my assignment. Not the man who threatened to destroy both my heart and my career. I would follow along with his playbook for now. But who would end up winning was anyone’s guess. The Playbook is a stand-alone novel.  
 

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kellyauthorKelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings. Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few. Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012. Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings. To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website. www.kellyelliottauthor.com

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 Danica is spending part of her summer as a camp counselor at Camp Woodtree where she meets Rhett. On her first day, she is paired with Rhett for the duration of camp. The two of them work together to inspire their campers while also getting to know each other. As the days pass, they fall in love, but on the last day of camp, Rhett allows his emotions to get in the way. As fate would have it, the two of them were destined to meet again—at their parents’ wedding. And discovering they are now stepsiblings is hardly the only complication to arise, as Danica realizes something even worse. Can love conquer all though? OUAA_Header_KindleUnlimited

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Promo Tour: Petite Madeleine by Eva Charles


Petite Madeleine (Meadows Shore #3) by Eva Charles

Date of Publication: September 12, 2016

Blurb


The Claytons and Harringtons are back!
Drew Harrington loves baseball, drumming and Cassie Anteros, although not necessarily in that order. After his parents die, Drew finds comfort in all the wrong places, until Cassie discovers him passed out, facedown, in his own vomit.
Cassie Anteros is a big-hearted, sheltered princess who Drew abandons when he leaves school to get himself together. After graduation, with an Ivy League degree in hand and years of grooming behind her, Cassie is well-positioned to take over her father's Wall Street firm, but a lump in her left breast sets her life on a different path.
Now eight years later, he's the very sexy general manager of the Boston Blues baseball team, and she's an award-winning baker in Baltimore. When the two come face-to-face, the earth trembles under their feet, threatening to swallow them whole. She still owns a piece of his soul, and he lives-on in her heart, but is that enough for Drew and Cassie to get a second chance at love, or has time and suffering already sealed their fate?

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About Eva Charles



Eva Charles is the author of the multi-titled Meadows Shore Series that chronicles the lives and loves of the Clayton-Harrington family. She invites you to visit their beloved Meadows Shore nestled in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor, where you will enjoy love, laughter, loyalty, and an abundance of mouth-watering food, Portuguese style.
After being a confirmed city-girl for more than thirty-five years, Eva moved to beautiful Western Massachusetts in 2014. There, she found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkeys, deer, and coyotes roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she'd been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into a romantic tale.
When she's not writing, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs you've ever seen, Eva's creating chapters in her own love story.

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