Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Terrorist's Daughters by Brian Arthur Levene Giveaway! (International)

The Terrorist's Daughters
by Brian Arthur Levene
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Born in Chicago, Illinois, three sisters are uprooted when brought to Pakistan after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. After becoming oppressed and abused by their radicalized father and drug-sedated mother, two of the girls decide to run away from home and soon they discover their inner selves. One is a twelve-year-old blessed with a gift she does not know she has, the other, a seventeen-year-old proficient in the methods of psychological warfare. Along the way they encounter a handsome young man, and his family who are also looking to start a new life away from their terrorist state. Their travels takes them to Afghanistan, Dubai, Mexico and the United States, leaving a chaotic but interesting trail behind.

Developing a family among a group of outcasts, including a young Asian girl who is prolific in computer hacking, their adventures continue with the girls making daring escapes from authorities, and fighting Al Qaeda extremists working for their father. The Terrorist's Daughters all leads to a dramatic conclusion revolving around love, faith, family, and the potential destruction of an entire city.

Giveaway!


Books à la Mode is giving away two print copies of The Terrorist's Daughters—that's two winners total. Yay!!

To enter, all you have to do is answer the following question in a comment:
What is your favorite literature about 9/11?
It doesn't necessarily have to be a book, but an article, short story, film, essay, or even blog, would be great to hear about. One of the first examples that pops up in my head is Remember Me, a 2010 movie with Robert Pattinson (swoon!). Such a touching movie, but not in the way you would expect; it's not a war romance or Holocaust romance or anything remotely like that. If you haven't seen it, I definitely recommend you check it out!

Please remember to leave your email address or Twitter handle in your comment so I know who to contact when I select winners. Don't make me track you down! No contact info = No entry!!!
Please make your comment MEANINGFUL. Comments solely consisting of stock responses or irrelevant fluff like "Thanks for the giveaway!" will not be considered for the extra entires. Brian and I really want to hear from you guys! :)

Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the author—a huge thank you to Brian!
Giveaway ends April 13th at 11.59 PM (your time).
Open internationally, with the exception of UK. That means anyone in the world can enter, unless you are a UK resident—sorry!
Void where prohibited.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their winnings will be forfeited.
Although I do randomly select winners, I am in no way responsible for prizes, nor for shipping and handling.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤
Good luck!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Awakening Foster Kelly by Cara Rosalie Olsen: Book Trailer + Giveaway! (International)

Awakening Foster Kelly
by Cara Rosalie Olsen

If only a pile of wayward curls and the inability to stay on her feet were seventeen year-old Foster Kelly’s most pressing concerns. Unfortunately, stubborn hair and clumsiness is just the tip of it. It was only a mistake, but when at the age of five Foster is told “You don’t belong here” the result is one broken heart. These four carelessly spoken words have shaped and shadowed Foster, and now—a senior at Shorecliffs High School—she seeks the wallflower’s existence, denying herself the most casual of friendships, much too afraid that someone will see what Foster believes is certain: she does not belong anywhere—or with anyone. This reality would continue to suit her just fine, however...

Love has a long-standing history of undoing broken hearts.

Like a comet, an unexpected arrival knocks Foster out of the crowded, starry sky, sending her directly into the limelight. Exposed and afraid, she will attempt to regain anonymity; but it isn’t so easy now that someone is watching. He pursues this shy enigma, confronting Foster’s deepest fears head-on, and in the process falls wholly and completely in love with her. But there is something he is not saying; a secret capable of certain ruin. There are two probable outcomes: either he will break her heart once and for all, or he will heal it.

In the end, though, it is Foster who must decide if she is worth mending.
Buy the book from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo | CreateSpace

Monday, March 24, 2014

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes + Giveaway! (US only)

Queen of Hearts: The Crown
Colleen Oakes

A Father’s Betrayal.

A Kingdom with a Dark Secret.

A Princess Unraveling.


For Dinah, Princess of Wonderland Palace and the future Queen of Hearts, days at the palace are an endless monotony of tea, tarts, and a stream of vicious humiliations at the hands of her father, The King of Hearts. Her only relief are her visits with her childhood best friend Wardley, the future Knave of Hearts—and her heart’s greatest desire.

When an enchanting stranger arrives at the Palace, Dinah watches as everything she’s ever wanted threatens to burn. As her coronation date approaches, a series of bloody events suggests that something sinister stirs within the halls of Wonderland. Driven by her furious nature, Dinah must unravel the mysteries that lurk both inside and under the palace before she quite literally loses her head in a game of treachery against a clever and faceless foe.

Part epic fantasy, part twisted fairy tale, readers will delight in familiar characters such as Cheshire, The White Rabbit, and the Mad Hatter in Volume One of this new, dark take on Lewis Carroll’s classic story.

But readers be warned... not every fairytale has a happy ending.

For this is the story of the Princess who became a villain.
Buy the book from: Amazon

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mental Health Giveaway Hop!

The Mental Health Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Reading In Twilight, works like this: each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another. For followers, it means lots of chances to win free books. For blogs hosting giveaways, it means lots of new visitors and followers. It's a win-win! The Mental Health Giveaway Hop is scheduled from March 20th at 12.01 AM until March 27th at 11:59 PM (EST).

The Cause


Mental health is an issue I'm actually very passionate about. I'm studying pathopsychology right now and would love to pursue a career field in a clinical area. I'm also interested in the stigma and culture behind mental health, how it gets the backburner in health care and consideration because people don't see mental disorders as "real" diseases, when in fact, disorders such as PTSD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, are just as legitimate health problems as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease are.

Recently, I went on You Mean More's Campus Suicide Prevention walk, where I found this shocking infographic about depression and suicide in university settings:
This is weighty stuff, people. You can't just not talk about it just because it makes you uncomfortable.


The Prizes


Incidentally, I reviewed Matthew Quick's The Good Luck of Right Now a few days ago. Yes, THE Silver Linings Playbook Matthew Quick!! Here's a little bit about the book:


The Good Luck of Right Now
Matthew Quick
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Call it fate. Call it synchronicity. Call it an act of God. Call it... The Good Luck of Right Now. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook comes an entertaining and inspiring tale that will leave you pondering the rhythms of the universe and marveling at the power of kindness and love.

For thirty-eight years, Bartholomew Neil has lived with his mother. When she gets sick and dies, he has no idea how to be on his own. His redheaded grief counselor, Wendy, says he needs to find his flock and leave the nest. But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded in his mom, Saturday mass, and the library learn how to fly?

Bartholomew thinks he’s found a clue when he discovers a “Free Tibet” letter from Richard Gere hidden in his mother’s underwear drawer. In her final days, mom called him Richard—there must be a cosmic connection. Believing that the actor is meant to help him, Bartholomew awkwardly starts his new life, writing Richard Gere a series of highly intimate letters. Jung and the Dalai Lama, philosophy and faith, alien abduction and cat telepathy, the Catholic Church and the mystery of women are all explored in his soul-baring epistles. But mostly the letters reveal one man’s heartbreakingly earnest attempt to assemble a family of his own.

A struggling priest, a “Girlbrarian,” her feline-loving, foul-mouthed brother, and the spirit of Richard Gere join the quest to help Bartholomew. In a rented Ford Focus, they travel to Canada to see the cat Parliament and find his biological father... and discover so much more.
One lucky follower will get win my print ARC of The Good Luck of Right Now! Because I want my beautiful international readers to be able to enter as well, I'll make an alternate prize option of an eBook copy of this or Silver Linings Playbook (another fabulous book, obviously!!). Winner gets to choose whichever prize they want. Woohoo! This giveaway is open to anyone in the world, but only US residents may win the print ARC.

One more reader will win their choice of one of the following romance titles in electronic format:

A great YA/NA selection of books from some of my favorite authors! This giveaway is also open to anyone in the world.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New Relationship Book Written by a Devoted Couple: Partners in Passion Guest Post and Giveaway!

Partners in Passion: A Guide to Great Sex, Emotional Intimacy and Long-Term Love
Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson
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Happily married partners in passion themselves, award-winning authors Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson provide readers with a fun, step-by-step manual to creating a lasting, loving and erotic relationship.

Partners in Passion proposes alternative models of long-term connection, founded on mutuality, a collaborative mindset, empathy and transparency. It features interviews with long-term couples and includes an extensive resource guide that covers everything from health to erotica, with excellent advice from many of today’s leading sexuality and relationship educators.

Inside, you'll learn:
  • Why communication is important but talking is overrated
  • How to balance the need for intimacy with the need for personal freedom
  • Ways that sexual adventuring can strengthen your bond
  • Tips to deal with discrepancies, distractions and disruptions in your sex life
  • Ways to maintain a vibrant erotic connection throughout your lives

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

8 Heart Review: The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

The Good Luck of Right Now
Matthew Quick
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Page Count: 304

Release Date: February 11th 2014
Publisher: Harper (Harper Collins)
Source: Complimentary copy provided by publisher via tour publicist in exchange for an honest and unbiased review (thank you, Harper Collins and TLC!)
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Call it fate. Call it synchronicity. Call it an act of God. Call it... The Good Luck of Right Now. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook comes an entertaining and inspiring tale that will leave you pondering the rhythms of the universe and marveling at the power of kindness and love.

For thirty-eight years, Bartholomew Neil has lived with his mother. When she gets sick and dies, he has no idea how to be on his own. His redheaded grief counselor, Wendy, says he needs to find his flock and leave the nest. But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded in his mom, Saturday mass, and the library learn how to fly?

Bartholomew thinks he’s found a clue when he discovers a “Free Tibet” letter from Richard Gere hidden in his mother’s underwear drawer. In her final days, mom called him Richard—there must be a cosmic connection. Believing that the actor is meant to help him, Bartholomew awkwardly starts his new life, writing Richard Gere a series of highly intimate letters. Jung and the Dalai Lama, philosophy and faith, alien abduction and cat telepathy, the Catholic Church and the mystery of women are all explored in his soul-baring epistles. But mostly the letters reveal one man’s heartbreakingly earnest attempt to assemble a family of his own.

A struggling priest, a “Girlbrarian,” her feline-loving, foul-mouthed brother, and the spirit of Richard Gere join the quest to help Bartholomew. In a rented Ford Focus, they travel to Canada to see the cat Parliament and find his biological father... and discover so much more.

When I looked into [my mother's] eyes, she didn't seem to see me. It was like she was having a vision—seeing what I could not.
It made me wonder if Mom had used some sort of womanly witchcraft and turned me into you somehow.
That we—you and me—had become one in her mind.
Richard Gere.
Bartholomew Neil.
We.

At thirty-nine, Bartholomew Neil still isn't ready to leave his mother's nest, but when he loses her to cancer, he's left with no other choice. His once-stable, once-routine world—of just him, his mother, and God—crumbles to pieces when one of his biggest role models, Father McNamee, consequently denounces himself from the Catholic church, and in turn, becomes more than just a religious father figure to Bartholomew, by becoming a human being.

Convinced that his other beloved role model, Richard Gere, is watching over him now that God no longer is, Bartholomew begins a one-way correspondence; these letters are what make up the entire novel. This fantasy relationship he creates is the only thing that still connects him to his deceased mother, considering she was Richard Gere's biggest fan, and the sole belief that he is guiding Bartholomew as if they were old friends, leads to unexpected discoveries and profound self-inquiry.

The unique narrator is what stood out to me, first and foremost. It is not a shock that Quick would write a protagonist who isn't quite normal—one who clearly suffers from a mental disorder, but internally, is the same as any and all of us: deeply, imperfectly human. Bartholomew isn't a grand hero, no, but he glows with sincerity and is a compassionate, warm character; his brilliantly observant and self-recognizing tone will capture the hearts of readers just as that of The Silver Linings Playbook did.

Matthew Quick is skilled not only at providing perspective, but also at conveying the necessity of pretending—not out of delusion, but out of self-preservation—and the sheer magic of believing—whether through faith or through faithlessness. While the book is stylistically simple, it will make you think hard and think long; Bartholomew's introspection on religion, political correctness, and the nature of existence, will make your mind turn. There are moments where you'll disbelievingly relate, and resultantly be touched—fate—and the way the story proceeds rather messily, but falls into place, piece by piece—synchronicity—will provide immense comfort; this is a story for the soul. Whether through acts of God or through coincidence, Bartholomew's life changes gradually at the discovery of an unlikely cast of new friends, and through little achievements that propel him forward further than he could imagine; it is you, the privileged reader, who gets to go along for the ride.

Pros


Requires deep thinking // Will make you reconsider the stigma of mental health disorders // Interesting perspective of a man's "delusions" // Casual, mellow style // Moves quickly; easy to read and keep reading // Story itself is synchronous as it comes into full circle // Distinct, unforgettable characters // Emotional, heartfelt

Cons


Plot isn't terribly exciting; it's more the details and Bartholomew's day-to-day observances that make it interesting // Rushed, inconclusive ending

Love

I listened for God's voice, but all I heard were the birds.

I wondered if maybe I should tell Father McNamee about you, Richard Gere, but for some reason I didn't—and I'm not going to either.

You are my confidant, Richard Gere, and I'm not about to share my pretending with anyone, because pretending often ends when you allow nonpretenders access to the better safer worlds you create for yourself.

I'd like for us to be secret friends, Richard Gere.

I think I can learn from both you and Father McNamee, and I'd like to keep those two worlds separate for now. Like church and state... Separation of church and state. Not that you are my state, because you are not. And, evidently, Father McNamee is no longer my church either.

Your admiring fan,
Bartholomew Neil

Verdict


Pensive, honest, and appropriately quirky, The Good Luck of Right Now meditates upon the power of correspondence, the catharsis of confiding, and the definition of believing. Through writing descriptive, intimate letters to his lifelong idol—the ultimate coping mechanism—Bartholomew learns about independence, acquaintance, and ever-burning hope—a remedy for both him, and for readers all around. Fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime will rejoice in Matthew Quick's newest novel for its genuine, thoughtful reflections and its propensity for happy outcomes in the tumbling-together of stray paths Americanflag

8 hearts: An engaging read that will be worth your while; highly recommended (x)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop 2014!

The 4th annual Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Books Complete Me, works like this: each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another. For followers, it means lots of chances to win free books. For blogs hosting giveaways, it means lots of new visitors and followers. It's a win-win! The Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop is scheduled from March 17th at 12.01 AM until March 24th at 11:59 PM (EST).


The Prizes


One lucky follower will win their choice of ANY book from their wishlist. Any book you want!


As always, winner gets to choose between eBook or print. 

What would you choose if you won?

And yes, we'll have ANOTHER winner for this amazing set of eBooks:

That's two winners total! Woohoo!!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Convenience of Lies by Kimberly Castillo Giveaway! (International)

The Convenience of Lies
Kimberly Castillo
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"It doesn't matter if it's right or wrong. All that matters is if you can. If you can do something, what difference does it make?"

Based on a true story, The Convenience of Lies is a novel that keeps readers up past midnight with its story of friendship, mystery, crime, sex, and betrayal.

Set in a suburban town, this story is told through the eyes of a high school junior, Mackenzie, who describes her crush on a "bad boy," Ramon and her relationship with her best friend, Kira. During the course of the story, Mackenzie does her best to attract the affections of Ramon while her friendship with Kira evolves. Eventually, the different characters' property starts getting vandalized and a mystery develops as Mackenzie and Kira try to get to the bottom of who is behind the vandalism.

Giveaway!


Books à la Mode is giving away
 one finished print copy of The Convenience of Lies, and one eBook copy to two different winners. Yay!! To enter, all you have to do is tell me:

What are some red flags that help you weed out people who are bad dating material?
Please make your comment MEANINGFUL. Comments solely consisting of stock responses or irrelevant fluff like "Thanks for the giveaway!" will not be considered for entry. Kimberly and I really want to hear from you guys! :)

For additional entries, you can follow Kimberly on Facebook and on Twitter, and follow the blog. Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to keep track of all your entries. No Rafflecopter = No entries!
a Rafflecopter giveaway Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the author—a huge thank you to Kimberly!
Giveaway ends March 29th at 11.59 PM (your time).
Open internationally, which means anyone in the world can enter to win!! However, the print copy is restricted to US residents only. Everyone else will only be entered to win the eBook.
Void where prohibited.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their winnings will be forfeited.
Although I do randomly select winners, I am in no way responsible for prizes, nor for shipping and handling.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤ Plus, you get extra entries! ;)
Good luck!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Inspiration for Best Bondage Erotica 2014 by Rachel Kramer Bussel and Giveaway! (US only)

Best Bondage Erotica 2014
Rachel Kramer Bussel
Blog | Cupcakes Take the Cake | Tumblr | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest | Google+

Rachel Kramer Bussel ties her readers up in knots each year as they anticipate the very best BDSM stories of the year. And, she does not disappoint, defying the odds and occasionally gravity with tales of bondage at its best. These whip-smart tales of domination, submission, spanking, and other highly imaginative acts keep readers in a frenzy.

Best Bondage Erotica 2014 features 21 hot bondage tales that titillate from the bedroom to the dungeon and beyond. Handpicked by best-selling erotica editor Bussel, these kinky stories show and tell exactly what it means to wield the special power of being in charge of someone else. These characters manipulate rope, handcuffs, leather straps, a St. Andrew's cross, a chair, and, in Raziel Moore's "My Own Device," a special contraption crafted just for bondage, with the ultimate aim of pleasing each partner. Here, bondage takes place behind secret doors, at sex parties, at the office, on a mountain hike, and, of course, at home.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Violet Kupersmith and Giveaway! (US only)

The Frangipani Hotel
Violet Kupersmith
Follow the Tour!

An extraordinarily compelling debut—ghost stories that grapple with the legacy of the Vietnam War

A beautiful young woman appears fully dressed in an overflowing bathtub at the Frangipani Hotel in Hanoi. A jaded teenage girl in Houston befriends an older Vietnamese gentleman she discovers naked behind a dumpster. A trucker in Saigon is asked to drive a dying young man home to his village. A plump Vietnamese-American teenager is sent to her elderly grandmother in Ho Chi Minh City to lose weight, only to be lured out of the house by the wafting aroma of freshly baked bread. In these evocative and always surprising stories, the supernatural coexists with the mundane lives of characters who struggle against the burdens of the past.

Based on traditional Vietnamese folk tales told to Kupersmith by her grandmother, these fantastical, chilling, and thoroughly contemporary stories are a boldly original exploration of Vietnamese culture, addressing both the immigrant experience and the lives of those who remained behind. Lurking in the background of them all is a larger ghost—that of the Vietnam War, whose legacy continues to haunt us.

Violet Kupersmith’s voice is an exciting addition to the landscape of American fiction. With tremendous depth and range, her stories transcend their genre to make a wholly original statement about the postwar experience.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Lindy Dale and Giveaway! (International)

Storm in a B Cup
Lindy Dale


"It’s my funeral. If I want you to play Bon Jovi as they wheel my body away to be cremated you’ll do it."
The horrified look on Brendan's face says he'll do anything but. "People will laugh."
"I want them to. I want a funeral where everyone stands around and remembers the funny things I did, and then they get really pissed."

Sophie Molloy has breast cancer. She didn’t think it was cancer to begin with, she thought it was another cyst. She also didn’t think it would be the catalyst for a series of life changing events, none of which involved chemotherapy. Within months of her diagnosis, Sophie loses not only her right breast but her boyfriend of three years, her house and her best friend. Her life spirals from great to bad, then ugly. Nothing can make it better, not even the crazy care packages her mother keeps sending from Melbourne.

To make matters worse, Sophie fears she’s developing a crush on the plastic surgeon that will be reconstructing her breast. Dr. Hanson has the bedside manner of an angel and the looks to match. He’s so caring and compassionate, Sophie begins to believe he cares about her in a most non-doctor-patient kind of way. But he doesn’t, of course. He’s merely her doctor. Or does he?

A fictional tale, based on the author's medical journey with the disease, Storm in a B Cup is a warm-hearted glimpse into the world of a breast cancer sufferer that will have you laughing out loud.

Things You Didn't Know About Lindy Dale and Storm in a B Cup

  1. A lot of the novel was actually written in various hospital rooms around Perth. I spent much of 2012/13 in hospital and because it was so boring, I wrote a lot. The plastic surgeon used to laugh when he came in because I was always cross-legged on the bed, with a laptop and numerous drains/drips dangling about the place. He said I looked like human spaghetti.
  2. I am addicted to coffee and chocolate (not as badly as the main character Sophie, though. I’ve never eaten an entire carton). Visitors to my hospital room knew better than to bring grapes. I got champagne and sweet things.
  3. Most of my female lead characters have names ending in an ‘e’ sound: Sophie, Millie, Lily, Georgie, Daisy. And my daughter, Darcey, has one too! I think they sound ‘girly.’
  4. During my treatment for cancer, I developed a little crush on one of the medical team (Shhh, don’t tell my husband). He features quite prominently in Storm in a B Cup. Of course, the man in the story is completely hot and irresistible.
  5. Like Sophie, a guy actually felt up my prosthesis at a party. Poor fellow was a tad embarrassed when I pointed out it was fake.
  6. I went to a rugby match (huuuge fan) while in hospital. I got special leave for the night from the doctor. The security guys at the ground searched me because they thought I was smuggling alcohol in but it was only the fluid drain from under my arm. Slightly awkward. For them. I thought it was funny, though.
  7. All the places mentioned in Storm in a B Cup are real suburbs of Perth. You can Google pictures of King’s Park. It’s very pretty.
  8. In the story, Sophie makes a list of funeral requests in case she dies. That scene actually happened but it was a discussion with my children (who are adults). My husband always said he wanted to play this maudlin Nick Cave song when I died so I put the kids in charge and told them if they didn’t play U2 I would come back to haunt them.
  9. Sophie owns a hats and bags shop. I’m more of a shoes and bags girl, though I don’t get much use for them now I live in the country. But you’d better believe when I go to the city for appointments that Spencer and Rutherford is coming out.
  10. Earlier this year one of our sheep gave birth to the cutest little black and white lambs but she had no milk to feed them so we had to. I’ve named them Greg and Marsha, after the lambs in Daisy Darling.

About the Author


I live on an acreage in country Western Australia where I spend my days writing, walking and looking after orphan lambs.

On a typical day—when not at my day job—you can find me lurking around Twitter and Facebook so stop by and say hello. I love to hear from readers.

I'm a hopeless U2 and Bon Jovi fan—as judged by my collection of tour t-shirts. I'm also rugby union fanatic, coffee and champagne lover, chocoholic, over-exaggerator, trashy TV, music and iPhone addict. If you can't Google it then it's not worth knowing!

I've been writing in the genre of Chick Lit and Women's Fiction for the past ten years and have recently tried my hand at a paranormal romance too! But Chick Lit is my main love. There's nothing like a dose of humor when you're feeling low.



Giveaway!

Books à la Mode is giving away TWO print copies of Storm in a B Cup—yay!! This giveaway is open to everybody, an international giveaway!!! Winners who would prefer an electronic copy may receive a substitution upon request.

To enter, all you have to do is tell me:
Do you have a breast cancer story? It can be anything, whether it has ever affected you or a loved one, is a health cause you're passionate about, or just something different you'd love to read about—tell me why Storm in a B Cup intrigues you!

PLEASE remember to include your email address or Twitter handle in your comment so that I know who to contact when I select winners. Don't make me track you down! No email = no entry!

Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the author—a huge thank you to Lindy!
Giveaway ends March 20th at 11.59 PM (your time).
Open internationally. That means anyone in the world can enter—woohoo!!
Void where prohibited.
Although I do randomly select winners, I am in no way responsible for shipping and handling, or for the prizes themselves.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤
Good luck!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Winter-to-Spring Dresses at RoseWholesale and Giveaway!

Even though it's still technically winter, it's warming up really quickly, especially here in sunny NorCal! I love dresses year-round, so here are a few selections from RoseWholesale that work perfectly for the chilly weather now, but you can still rock as we transition into spring!

Be sure to stick around until the very end because one of you beautiful readers will be able to win ANY dress of choice from RoseWholesale.com. How's that for a happy spring?

This time of year is just right for sweater dresses like this Off-Shoulder Knit Sweater Dress. While it's possible to adjust summer dresses to wear in the winter, sweater dresses are a solely fall/winter fashion statement that you need to take advantage of while you can!

I also love the Skinny Long-Sleeved Dress because it's virtually layerable with anything—a combination of leggings, a cardigan, a jacket, or a cami underneath.
The fitted form makes this a flattering look for all body types because the fabric really sticks close to your body without creating bulges—a sleek streamlined look perfect for showing off your curves.

For a more professional look, there's this gorgeous Flounce Splice Dress that is an impressive balance of feminine and classy; it comes in three different colors:
This would be great paired with a blazer, and a good business casual look.

Giveaway!


I've shared my favorite winter-to-spring dresses, now share yours! One lucky reader will win any dress of their choosing from the RoseWholesale storefront—super exciting!


Here are the different ways you can enter:
  1. MANDATORY: Go to RoseWholesale.com and browse the dresses to find one you love. Then, come back here and comment on this post with the link, telling me why you love it. You never know, you just might win THAT dream dress!
  2. Make and account at RoseWholesale.com. Signup is free and easy, and it opens doors to so many member-exclusive deals you don't want to miss.
  3. "Like" RoseWholesale on Facebook
  4. Follow me on Bloglovin'
  5. Tweet about this giveaway (can be done once daily for even more entries)
To keep track of your entries, fill out the Rafflecopter form below:
Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the retailer—a huge thank you to RoseWholesale!
The value of the dress chosen by the winner is not to exceed $20. If no dresses appeal to the winner, any other apparel item from the storefront—not exceeding $20—may be substituted as the prize.Giveaway ends March 23rd at 11.59 PM (your time).
Open internationally. That means anyone in the world can enter—woohoo!!
Void where prohibited.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their winnings will be forfeited.
Although I do randomly select winners, I am in no way responsible for prizes, nor for shipping and handling.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤ Plus you get extra entries! ;)
Good luck!