Saturday, September 17, 2016

Saturday Matinee







Today's Saturday matinee is:



The Jungle Book







What are you watching this weekend?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Beyond the Lines Blog Tour

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour f or the middle grade fiction Beyond the Lines by Claudia Whitsitt. The tour will run from September 6 - September 27, 2016.



About the Book


Title: Beyond the Lines | Autho r: Claudia Whitsitt | Publisher: Claudia Whitsitt Publication Date: February 27, 2016 | Genre: Middle Grade Fiction |  Number of Pages: 260




Book Description: The Dream Girls — Hattie, Crackers, and Beverly Jo — are back with the same determination and resolve they dis played in Between the Lines. This time, it's Crackers who has a dream. S he has oodles of talent, can outshoot any guy, and she wants to be the first girl on the boys' basketball team. Everybody knows she's the best player at school. The pr oblem is, the rules say: No girls allowed on the team. Ever. But the Dream Girls have chall enged old-fashioned notions before, and they're not about to give up now. Beverly Jo ro cks the world with an ingenious plan, Hattie sets the wheels in motion, and Cracke rs gives her all. For this threesome, nothing is impossible.

What others are saying...

"BEYOND THE LINES is a refreshing story of true friendshi p." - Lori (Amazon)

"A delightful story of true friendship" - David (Ama zon)

"Great characters, superlative writing and the sense o f being dropped into the mist of a Dream Girls meeting makes "Beyond The Lines" a won derful book." - DJ (Amazon)

"Beyond the lines is a beautiful story of friendship."< /em> - (Amazon)

About the Author


Claudia Whitsitt spent a lifetime teaching special educa tion and writing before becoming a full-time author. She believes in the power of f riendship, small acts of kindness, and paying it forward. Nothing makes her happier tha n spending time with her children, which includes not only the five she raised but the c ountless students who touched her life over the years.

 

Blog Tour Giveaway

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Am azon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice Giveaway ends: September 27, 11:59 pm, 2016
Open to: Internationally
How to enter: Please enter using the Raffl ecopter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSA RY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be ra ndomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a n ew winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associate d with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Claudia Whitsitt a nd is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Three Blog Tour

ThreeThree by Tia Perkins "Three!" is a funny little rhyming book about what it's like to spend a day with a preschooler - from getting themselves dressed to making a big mess! With beautiful illustrations (complete with dinosaurs, trains and superheroes) and a catchy story that both parents and kids can enjoy again and again, this is a must-have for your children's book collection. amazon get it add to goodreads   Three Excerpt Praise for the Book "Tia has done it again. Great fun reading this and talking it through with little ones. The art is fun just to look at, the words are fun to read and even more fun to read aloud. If you like reading to or teaching reading to little ones, this is a great addition to any collection." "If you have raised a three-year-old or spent any amount of time with one, you'll be nodding your head in recognition as you turn the pages of this on-the-spot book by Tia Perkin. The youngster in this book is a dynamo with no let up from sun up to sun down. Up at 6:30 wanting breakfast, getting dressed by himself, making a commotion in the grocery, fighting nap time, potty then no potty, need a drink of water, want cheese, want grapes, playing pirate - and on and on and on until to mom's relief he's asleep. This is a fun little book for parent and child alike with its zany, expressive graphics and three-year-old antics." "This is the perfect follow up to Two! It's is more in depth than Two! while having the same fun rhyming story as the first one. As always, the art is top notch! Must buy for anyone who wants a fun entertaining read for their toddler."   three-tour-1

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TiaAuthor Tia Perkins Tia Perkin is a three-time Emmy-Nominated Graphic Artist turned stay-at-home mom and freelancer. Her first children's book, "Two!", was written for her now four-year-old twin sons - partially as a gift and partially as a coping mechanism for a double-helping of toddler hijinx! She is continuing on the series and has just released "Three!".

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  $25 Blog Tour giveaway Blog Tour Giveaway $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 9/30/16 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, September 1, 2016

BOSSY FLOSSY Media Kit and Blog Tour




Book Description for Bossy Flossy:

Flossy is the bossiest girl around. She's bossy at home and she's bossy in school. She's bossy to her friends and she's bossy to her cat. Sometimes she's even bossy to her teacher! Flossy doesn't understand why no one will listen to her. One day, Flossy meets Edward, a boy who may be just as bossy as she is. Has Flossy finally met her match?



Review:

This book is an instant favorite with large colourful and bold illustrations that enhance and entice continued reading. Flossy is certainly bossy however when she meets her match the story delivers a subtle message of tolerance and acceptance. A must read for those toddlers who this age group no doubt targets however even my ten year adores this story. An all around good choice for parents and kids.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

5 stars



Buy the Book:









Author's Bio:

Paulette Bogan admits she was bossy as a child. She is the author and illustrator ofVirgil & Owen, which was chosen as one of Bank Street Best Children's books of the Year 2016, Virgil & Owen Stick Together, which won a Mom's Choice Award Gold Medal for Picture Books, and Lulu The Big Little Chick, which won a Children's Choice Book Award. She lives in New York City with her husband, three daughters, and two dogs. They ALL think she is STILL bossy. But they've never told her to go to her room!

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

Giveaway:​

Prizes:

Win a package of 3 children’s books by Paulette Bogan: Bossy Flossy, Virgil & Owen, and Virgil & Owen Stick Together plus a $20 Amazon Gift Card (Open to USA & Can)

2 winners, giveaway ends Oct 8



Monday, August 1, 2016

Harvey Hippo Wants To Fly






Title: Harvey Hippo Wants To Fly

Author: Lisa Sankar-Zhu

Genre: Children’s Book / Picture Book









About the Book :

Harvey Hippo wants to fly,
But no one knows why.
No matter, he is determined to try.
But can he REALLY do it?



Author Bio

Lisa Sankar-Zhu is from the Caribbean, but lives in China where she runs her business Golden Mushroom (Henan)
Cultural Industry Company Limited.  The first book she published, an illustrated Chinese fairy tale, was presented as a state gift by the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago to the President of China, in 2013.  Currently, she is developing a few intellectual properties for the Chinese market and the rest of the world.  If you ask Lisa Sankar-Zhu what she does best, she would answer that it’s being herself, because she’s been doing it all her life and, therefore, has become pretty good at it.
 Contact: lisasankarzhu@harveyhippo.com 

Links

Currently the book is available on Amazon Kindle at:  https://www.amazon.com/Harvey-Hippo-Wants-Lisa-Sankar-Zhu-ebook/dp/B019GIT72S 

and the iBooks Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/harvey-hippo-wants-to-fly!/id1134880171?ls=1&mt=11 

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Done Growed Up Blog Tour

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the literary fiction novel, Done Growed Up written by Mary Morony. The tour will run from August 1 - August 29, 2016




About the Book


Title: Done Growed Up | Author: Mary Morony | Genre: Literary Fiction | Number of Pages: 266 Publication Date: June 8, 2016

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Book Description: When we last left the Mackey Family in the late 1950s, their lives were in turmoil. Divorce, alcoholism, racism, death, puberty - what WEREN'T they dealing with? Ethel, a black maid in a racist world - the true heart and soul of the Mackey Family, is the children’s only constant as she fights her own numerous demons. Twelve-year-old Sallee struggles to understand the world with little enlightenment from the adults around her. Her older sister Stuart, a college student New York City, finally escaped the South and drama of her family only to succumb to the terrible temptations of urban life; Gordon, a 14 year old boy feeling anger and hatred as he begins to slowly realize the harsh reality of the people and world around him; while Ginny, newly divorced mother off our, finds that she's not the spoiled princess she once was. She is overwhelmed with responsibility, feelings of abandonment, and alcoholism. Joe, Ginny’s ex, and the children’s father, revels in new-found wealth and popularity with women, yet yearns for family and simpler times.

Author Mary Morony was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, mainly by her family’s beloved black maid. Her childhood was a time of segregated schools and many places that prohibited black people. Morony’s inspiration for the Apron Strings Trilogy was her strong relationship with her maid and caretaker, who taught her more about life and love than anyone has since. Morony also uses personal life tragedies and triumphs to produce novels with real experiences and true emotion.

What readers are saying...

"Terrific read! If you haven't read it's prequel "Apron Strings," you will still enjoy...I was intrigued by the depth of soul in Morony's characters - she writes in a way where you can see what they're seeing and feel what they're feeling." - Amazon Reviewer

"I thought Mary Morony did a wonderful job of capturing what it's like to be a child going through the turbulent stages of adolescence. Her characters were very real and relatable, which made the book that much better! I highly recommend giving this a read!" - Melinda (Amazon)

"Even though this book is a sequel, it can certainly stand alone. It was a good easy read and I laughed, I cried and I couldn't wait to see what would happen next." - Amazon Reviewer

"Mary Morony really makes her characters come alive!" - Max (Amazon)

About the Author


Mary Morony’s rich characters are drawn from her childhood memories and lifelong experiences. Growing up in a household where both of her parents (and their maid!) had issues with alcohol, her parents split up in a time when divorce was a humiliating family secret.  Morony had a lot of material to work with, even as a child.

By the time Morony was 35, she had been married four times.  Divorced, widowed and the mother of four children, she has experienced more in her life than most people would in five lives.  It has been said that “A life of tragedy and pain has bred a writer full of wit and compassion” in Mary Morony.  As her characters grow and learn, she teaches lessons learned from her own experiences.

Mary Morony is an author who can write about tragedy from the inside and guides her readers through it to compassion, humor and recovery. She brings Southern charm, irreverence and wit to bear against subjects as vast as racism and as personal as alcoholism, always with a heart and soul that makes her work undeniably appealing.


Blog Tour Giveaway 


Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice Giveaway ends: August 29, 11:59 pm, 2016
Open to: Internationally
How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Mary Morony and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Loving Everything British Photo Contest

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Photo Conte st Blast for the author of Wicka: The Chronicles of Elizabeth Blake, Christy De veaux. The blast will run July 20 - August 3, 2016.
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To celebrate her recent trip to England, to get ideas fo r her next book, Christy Deveaux is holding an British inspired contest! Simply s hare a picture of yourself with a British theme i.e. In England, in an English pub, eati ng English fare such as a fish and chips, reading a British novel, etc. - be creative!  ;

One Winner will receive a British Themed Gift Basket worth $50.
The winner will be selected at random through Random.Org.

About the Author: Christy Deveaux

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Christy Deveaux is the author of The Chronicles of Eli zabeth Blake series. Her highly anticipated first book in the series, Wicka, was just r eleased this spring (2014). Inspired by traveling across Europe solo at a very young age, and many travel adventures since, the character and story line behind Elizabeth Blake was bor n. Christy majored in political science and earned a cross-disciplinary degree from the U niversity of Western Ontario. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three children and a fish named Cow.

About the Book: Wicka: The Chronicles of Elizabeth Blake

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Elizabeth Blake, a seventeen year old girl from Ann Arb or Michigan, thinks she's enrolling in an international school in the south of F rance to finish her final year of high school. Instead, she falls in love; finds out that she is a witch from an ancient family –– who weren ’ t thought to exist anymore; and discovers that her life is in danger, as the Elders believe that she is the heir to a legend they fe ar above all else.

Wicka has been compared to other fantasy paranormal tales such as Twilight, written by Stephanie Meyer and Harry Potter, written by J.K. Rowling. Young a dults and grown ups alike are sure to love this adventure filled magical romanc e. Get your copy today at bit.ly/Wicka

*Note: purchase of the book is not a requirement to ente r this free contest.

Website | Facebook | Tw itter | Amazon< br />

Contest Rules


Prize: One winner will receive a British Theme d Gift Basket ($50 value)

Giveaway ends: August 3, 11:59 pm, 2016

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Entrants sho uld submit their British themed photos by completing the form below.
**Nude, semi nude, non British themed or pornographic images will be di squalified**

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Only pictures submitted between July 20 and August 3, 2016 will be eligible to win. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Random.org and will be contacted by email within 48 hours afte r the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winni ng will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This gi veaway is sponsored by the author, Christy Deveaux and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an e mail to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.


BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Photo Conte st Blast for the author of Wicka: The Chronicles of Elizabeth Blake, Christy De veaux. The blast will run July 20 - August 3, 2016.
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To celebrate her recent trip to England, to get ideas fo r her next book, Christy Deveaux is holding an British inspired contest! Simply s hare a picture of yourself with a British theme i.e. In England, in an English pub, eati ng English fare such as a fish and chips, reading a British novel, etc. - be creative!  ;

One Winner will receive a British Themed Gift Basket worth $50.
The winner will be selected at random through Random.Org.

About the Author: Christy Deveaux

590087129

Christy Deveaux is the author of The Chronicles of Eli zabeth Blake series. Her highly anticipated first book in the series, Wicka, was just r eleased this spring (2014). Inspired by traveling across Europe solo at a very young age, and many travel adventures since, the character and story line behind Elizabeth Blake was bor n. Christy majored in political science and earned a cross-disciplinary degree from the U niversity of Western Ontario. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three children and a fish named Cow.

About the Book: Wicka: The Chronicles of Elizabeth Blake

1386681

Elizabeth Blake, a seventeen year old girl from Ann Arb or Michigan, thinks she's enrolling in an international school in the south of F rance to finish her final year of high school. Instead, she falls in love; finds out that she is a witch from an ancient family –– who weren ’ t thought to exist anymore; and discovers that her life is in danger, as the Elders believe that she is the heir to a legend they fe ar above all else.

Wicka has been compared to other fantasy paranormal tales such as Twilight, written by Stephanie Meyer and Harry Potter, written by J.K. Rowling. Young a dults and grown ups alike are sure to love this adventure filled magical romanc e. Get your copy today at bit.ly/Wicka

*Note: purchase of the book is not a requirement to ente r this free contest.

Website | Facebook | Tw itter | Amazon< br />

Contest Rules


Prize: One winner will receive a British Theme d Gift Basket ($50 value)

Giveaway ends: August 3, 11:59 pm, 2016

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Entrants sho uld submit their British themed photos by completing the form below.
**Nude, semi nude, non British themed or pornographic images will be di squalified**

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Only pictures submitted between July 20 and August 3, 2016 will be eligible to win. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Random.org and will be contacted by email within 48 hours afte r the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winni ng will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This gi veaway is sponsored by the author, Christy Deveaux and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an e mail to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.