Saturday, January 31, 2015

My Sweet Danish Rose review

Simply leave a comment to enter a drawing for

 a free copy of this captivating history,

courtesy of the author!

It's as if Tina Peterson Scott has a window she looks through into the past when she writes of days gone by. The language, the lifestyle, the culture and habits all ring true. Anyone who is interested in the past should find a satisfying read in "My Sweet Danish Rose."


Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

I've Never Seen This Before!

When I saw these "pie weights," I had no idea what they were. 

Could it be that the heavy little ceramic beads were made for lifting up over your head in order to build enough muscles to justify having a second piece of pie? Were they for slipping beneath the crust so the judges at the county fair would award the pie the blue ribbon in the "densest" category? Were they a joke?
When I asked my friend, she said they were for placing on top of the pie crust to keep it from bubbling up.
Seriously.
Wow.
I never knew that was a deal-breaker in eating pie.
What's your favorite kind of pie?     

Monday, January 12, 2015

Baby Airplane

Aw, to think that once upon a time he was that little. (No, wait... he was an 11 pound baby, while I think she was a demure six pounds.)

After the standard holding pattern, give a teen a baby and before long, he'll start playing games with her... like making baby airplanes.

Do you find infants to be great fun? Do you enjoy toddlers more? How about preschoolers? Teens? (Or are you still a kid inside yourself?)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Brand New! "The Gates of Atlantis"




We are excited to announce the amazing sale of THE GATES OF ATLANTIS COMPLETE COLLECTION on eBook. You can get this fantastic middle-grade series for just $0.99 (regularly $19.99). This sale price will available December 29th through January 12th. To help celebrate such a sale the Atlantis authors are giving away a Kindle to one lucky winner. 

Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY at the bottom of this post!

About THE GATES OF ATLANTIS:
Centuries ago the great city of Atlantis had to be hidden from humans. Now magically buried in the depths of the ocean, it is the source of all magic. All is well in the magical world…until the leaders of Atlantis listen to the whims of a mad man.

A group of teens set out on their own unique quests to fight for the world they love. They face dangers they didn’t know existed. As they battle their way through mysterious tunnels and secrets of the ancient world, they find themselves in a race against time. One by one, the mad man will shut down the Gates of Atlantis and destroy the magic. Can these unlikely heroes stop him before it’s too late?

Book 1: BANSHEE AT THE GATE, by Wendy Knight: Half-human, half-banshee Seven loves her life with her awesome brother Haran and her dad while delivering souls safely to death...until Death comes calling for Haran.

Book 2: GUARDIANS OF THE GATES, by Laura D. Bastian: Mermaid Talia wants to be a Guardian. Exander wants to leave Atlantis and explore the upper world. An accident at one of the gates gives them both their chance, but they also make a startling discovery—someone is destroying the gates.

Book 3: SECRETS OF THE MINE, by Juli Caldwell: Adam believes in myths and magic. Clancy doesn’t. Two normal kids’ lives change when they embark on the adventure of a lifetime on the back of a sea kelpie...if only they can get away from the strange creatures that are determined to stop them.

Book 4: MAGICIANS OF THE DEEP, by Jaclyn Weist: A trip to Ireland changes Colin’s life when a bite from a mysterious fish awakens unlimited knowledge and dormant magical powers. He knows exactly how to save a magical world, but can he get there before it’s too late?

Book 5: MADNESS BEHIND THE THRONE, by J.R. Simmons: Phoibos, bullied and taunted by other kids, believes something is wrong with Atlantis. His charm with the nobility and skill as warrior as he grows make him believe nothing will stop his quest to purge Atlantis from everything he finds impure.

Book 6: BATTLE FOR ACROPOLIS, by Mikey Brooks: Talon keeps getting in trouble. It’s not his fault things around him randomly burst into flame, but he’s not sticking around to find out what happens next. When foster sister Hattie encourages him to run, they make a break for it, only to find an unexpected destiny awaiting them in Atlantis. They just have to get there first. When they do, they find a lot of help. Characters from all the previous books appear to help fight Phoibos. These unlikely heroes risk it all to save the magic and fight for Atlantis.


Where to get the series on eBook:





The GIVEAWAY!
One lucky winner will be selected to win a Kindle, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi (Retail price of $79.99). A winner will be selected from those living within the continental United States. The winner will be announced January 13th and they will be notified via email to provide a valid mailing address. Good luck to all the entries and thank you for helping us share the news about this awesome series.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Mysterious Stove Top Apparition!

Have you heard of how some people see faces of saints in a tree trunk, on a piece of toast, or in a shattered window? Well, I found a mysterious face on my son's stove top.
Do you feel inspired now? 
(Some people see saints. I see Mickey Mouse!)

Enthusiasm for Christmas Is Fun!

Happy birthday to my brother, DellRay, today! He is approximately 17 months and 22 days older than me. We had great times growing up, which...