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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Book Blitz: For the Ages by Safari Spell + Giveaway!

Welcome everyone to 
For the Ages by Safari Spell BOOK BLITZ!
Be sure to enter the giveaway below. Enjoy!


For the Ages (Long Live Dead Reckless #2)
by Safari Spell
Genre: NA Paranormal Romance
Release date: March 14th 2017



In the much-anticipated sequel to LONG LIVE DEAD RECKLESS, Talor discovers just how far she can fall... in love.


Talor Gardin made her choice, and it turned her entire world upside down. Trapped in the mysterious realm of the Grigori known only as the Valley, Talor is surrounded by brutality, luxury, and power unlike anything she’s ever seen. Torn away from everyone she loves, she can only cling to the hope that Sage will survive long enough to find her before Rami's plan sets into motion. But biding her time won't be easy in an exotic land where hellish beasts prowl the borders, eyes watch her every move, and no one is exactly who or what they seem – not even Rami. 
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Unsure who she can trust or if she'll ever escape, her memory grows foggier with each sunset. Once so sure of right and wrong, the longer she spends in the Valley among those who should be her enemies, the more she questions whether Sage told her the truth about anything at all.


Previous book in the Series 
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My feet stopped at the edge of the rickety old bridge as if obedient to some secret intuition I wasn’t aware of. A feeling of overwhelming dread took hold of my core as I placed the first foot on the creaking wood. Looking down at it, there was nothing ominous or strange to see, but I wasn’t so concerned with visible things as I was with things that aren’t. The water sped by on its way somewhere other than under my feet, reflecting iridescent glimmers of the sunshine through the treetops.

When my second foot found the weathered wood, the seal tightened around my ring finger until it felt like being lassoed by a thread – pinpointed pressure. It was startling, but I found myself less afraid the tighter it got. Rami wouldn’t be trying to hold me if there were some danger for me. I knew that by now because of the nature of the seal. It would pulse out almost in anger if something threatened me. But this wasn’t that at all. Rami was trying to keep me from moving forward, and he was using fear to do it.
I dared hope that the thread would break somehow, like if I had the courage to take a few more steps across the bridge, somehow I’d end up back home. I almost ran as that thought latched onto me. Ignoring the seal, I set my jaw and stuck it high in the air. I pushed forward, one foot after the other.

The problem was that I was walking in reverse. I looked at my feet in alarm, wondering how it was that I could moonwalk now. I had never been able to do that, but I did know a guy in seventh grade who did it to get back to his seat every time he finished handing in a test.
To my amazement, I slid backwards. I straightened quickly, shaking my hands off to the sides as nerves took over.

“How is this possible?” I asked out loud.

I wasn’t talking to anyone, so I didn’t expect an answer.

“It’s a blood barrier,” came the voice.

I nearly jumped out of my skin at the sound. It was male and familiar, but familiar in a weird way, like an actor from a favorite TV show. My head whipped right and left, but there was no one anywhere. The trees played with shadows as leaves tried to control the sun, letting in light here and there and changing position every change of the wind. My eyes were wild and wandering, darting from tree branch to river, bush to shadow. I couldn’t tell where the voice had come from.

A full minute passed.

Still nothing.

I was agitated and fidgety, but the worst part was that I couldn’t move or I would slide even further backwards and away from a very intriguing bridge. My gaze dropped from the thickness of the forest. I knew whoever was out there wasn’t dangerous and they didn’t have to show themselves. If they did, they would have already. Just when I was about to resign myself to an awkward backwards stroll to the castle, I heard the voice again.
“Talor.”


Safari Spell is a native of Albany, Georgia. She has a BA in Journalism from Valdosta State University. She currently lives in North Georgia with her husband, hilarious daughter, and a backyard jungle harboring all the dinosaurs everyone thinks are extinct. Her dreams include chasing autumn around the globe, owning a wallaby, and riding a camel for at least nine seconds.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Book Blitz: Inspired (book #1 of the Firefly Tribe) by Susan Schaefer Bernardo + Giveaway!

Hello everyone and welcome 
to the BOOK BLITZ for
Inspired (book #1 of the Firefly Tribe) 
by Susan Schaefer Bernardo!



Inspired
by Susan Schaefer Bernardo
Genre: MG/YA Fantasy/Mythology
Release Date: May 2018
Inner Flower Child Books




Rocket Malone is not thrilled with the direction her life is taking. Her mom has just remarried, and they are moving from their hip cottage in Venice Beach to her stepfather’s home in Hollywood. Her best friend, Gillian, has a new friend and a new boyfriend, and Rocket feels left behind. When she finds out that her mother is pregnant with twins, she is furious. 

All of these problems are quickly overshadowed when Rocket discovers that she is descended from the Greek muses, and is therefore obligated to serve as an apprentice to the nine mythological sisters. Rocket sees herself as smart but not creative, and apprenticing to the muses does not come naturally to her. She tries to help several people, but just cannot find the right person to aid. 

Along with the fun, intelligent story about Greek gods, muses, and other mythological figures, Inspired captures the trials and tribulations of discovering oneself while dealing with the challenges of middle school. Rocket does not want her life to change, but she must adapt, learning to share her mom and her best friend while finding new ways to create her own joy. 

Rocket and her friends have some very serious problems. Rocket’s father committed suicide; her mother is in the midst of a high-risk pregnancy. Her friend Ryan lost his sister in a car accident and then was abandoned by his father; the home he shares with his mother is destroyed in a fire. These issues are thoughtfully addressed in the story as the adolescents learn not to blame themselves, to accept what is, and to help one another through the hardest parts. 

Inspired is delightful, insightful, and charming as it encourages kids to face their obstacles and chase their own passions.


Grab yourselves a copy of Inspired HERE!

Advance Praise

From Publisher's Weekly Booklife Prize
Bernardo's fast-paced novel takes readers through the emotional roller coaster of being a teenager trying to find her identity...Bernardo draws upon classical and contemporary literature and mythology to present the perfect blend of history, fantasy and entertainment.

From Foreword Reviews, May/June 2018 issue

Rocket Malone is not thrilled with the direction her life is taking. Her mom has just remarried, and they are moving from their hip cottage in Venice Beach to her stepfather s home in Hollywood. Her best friend, Gillian, has a new friend and a new boyfriend, and Rocket feels left behind. When she finds out that her mother is pregnant with twins, she is furious. All of these problems are quickly overshadowed when Rocket discovers that she is descended from the Greek muses,and is therefore obligated to serve as an apprentice to the nine mythological sisters. Rocket sees herself as smart but not creative, and apprenticing to the muses does not come naturally to her. She tries to help several people, but just cannot find the right person to aid.

Along with the fun, intelligent story about Greek gods, muses, and other mythological figures, Inspired captures the trials and tribulations of discovering oneself while dealing with the challenges of middle school. Rocket does not want her life to change, but she must adapt, learning to share her mom and her best friend while finding new ways to create her own joy.

Rocket and her friends have some very serious problems. Rocket s father committed suicide; her mother is in the midst of a high-risk pregnancy. Her friend Ryan lost his sister in a car accident and then was abandoned by his father; the home he shares with his mother is destroyed in a fire. These issues are thoughtfully addressed in the story as the adolescents learn not to blame themselves, to accept what is, and to help one another through the hardest parts.

Inspired is delightful, insightful, and charming as it encourages kids to face their obstacles and chase their own passions.


Hello! My name is Susan Schaefer Bernardo, and I’ve been writing poetry and stories since I could hold a crayon! I am a big believer in the power of creativity. The process of writing poetry or making art allows me to express and understand my emotions. Through our imagination, we find ways to move through painful experiences and transform them into something very beautiful and healing.

I wrote my first book Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs because I wanted to reassure my kids (and myself!) that we are always connected to the people we love. Writing my poem “Tonic Waters” helped me cope with grief over my mother-in-law’s death. I was so honored when “Tonic Waters” was published in an anthology and read aloud at the 2014 World Cancer Day Concert – because it meant my words might console others experiencing similar pain. I’m currently finishing my first YA novel for girls, and I've just finished collaborating on a wonderful new book to support children who have suffered a traumatic event.

I love to learn just as much as I love to teach, and I hold a B.A. in English (UCLA), M.A. in English Literature (Yale) and elementary/secondary teaching credentials (Pepperdine). I keep my inner flower child happy and inspired by sculpting, dancing, exploring tide pools, raising chickens in the city, traveling to cool new places (and attempting to speak the language, even if it's just please and thank you), and taking long nature walks with my sons and our rescue terrier Poppy. I'm happiest when I'm barefoot and surrounded by beauty.
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Friday, March 16, 2018

Fun with Bubble Soccer - BlueInflatable.com


A bubble soccer is one of the funniest inflatable gadgets that are widely used across the world. It is very popular in Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States of America. It is used in playing football where participants from two opposing teams clash with each member wearing a bubble soccer suit. This bubble encases the head, neck, shoulders, chest, stomach, waist, buttocks, thighs, arms, and the knees, except the legs. And from a spectator's view, the field is filled with a bunch of bubbles running and knocking one another, which leads to instant falling and rolling of members on the ground. In addition, team members are completely safe from injuries due to the round bubble soccer. This is further because, in circumstances where you would expect a player to be injured, angry and furious at the opponent, he or she instead explodes out laughing as the ball rolls. This is, in fact, one of the leading features that make bubble soccers amazing. This ball is indeed safe when it gets in contact with the surface of the playing field. This is due to the resilient and durable materials used in its construction. That is to say, PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride and TPU - Thermoplastic Polyurethane.

Bubble Soccer
  
 Bubble soccer is also an indoor and outdoor inflatable as it can be used on grassy fields, artificial turf, carpets, and gym surfaces. It is actually very familiar in recreation centers, sports arenas, public parks, gyms, courts, football fields and can also be used in open fields. However; these playing fields should be maintained clean and clear of sticks, rocks, shells, and obstacles to prevent puncturing and hurting the ball and the participant respectively. 

And last but not least, a bubble soccer can be used by anyone aged 11 years old and above. And any minor should have a signed waiver agreement from his/her parent/guardian permitting him/her to use the bubble suit. BlueInflatable is a professional online shop of selling bubble soccers.


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