Saturday, February 6, 2016

Mardi Gras Blog Parade for The Supernatural Chronicles + Giveaway

Today offers a special treat, as the Mardi Gras Blog Parade for the Supernatural Chronicles continues. This is a fabulous collection that fans of the supernatural will love! Even if you're someone who just plain loves to read, you'll know the value of a good box set!

Be sure to check out the vlog below from our featured author, Jamie Magee, author of "The Witches." In it she talks about her playlist, and shares some of her favorite songs. It's fun to hear her insights!

You can learn more about some of the other authors in this set by visiting other blogs in this parade. They're all listed in this post. Each day features a different author!

Also, be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post! One lucky winner will win 10 mystery boxes! How exciting!

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We are so excited to bring you the Mardi Gras Blog Parade for The

Supernatural Chronicles! The Supernatural Chronicles is a fantastic box set with stories from

ten different authors each celebrating a distinct supernatural creature!

This is the Supernatural Chronicles: The New Orleans Collection. The Tour goes from February

1st-February 10th with different authors and content each day of the tour!

Make sure you check out each stop along the way and enter to win the 1 of 10 Mystery Boxes!! See why

everyone is talking about #DYNAMIS, and stop by The Supernatural

Chronicles Facebook Discussion Group

The Supernatural Chronicles cover

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Ten authors and one grand scheme of mayhem and magic

in the depths of New Orleans.


About The Supernatural Chronicles: The New Orleans Collection:

Beneath the brow of Bourbon and French architecture, the iris of New Orleans swirls with flecks of

worlds and beings unknown to mankind. Come with us as we chronicle their journey—each supernatural

race must hunt for an offering in hopes of saving their own. Skinwalkers, Wolves, Vampires, Dragons,

Succubi, Witches, Necromancers, Cupids, and Asgardians are all in danger of losing control as an uprising

darkness threatens to rip the veil that protects them all from the great beyond.

Ten original novellas, following each supernatural race as they fight an elusive enemy, are written by

New Adult authors Lila Felix, Kristie Cook, Brenda Pandos, Delphina Henley, Julia Crane, Jamie Magee,

Morgan Wylie, Kallie Ross, S.T. Bende, and Rebecca Ethington. Come join them for the hunt and discover

hidden treasures inside.


Don’t miss each of the individual Supernatural



Supernatural Chronicles: The

Skinwalkers by Lila Felix

Supernatural Chronicles: The Wolves

by Kristie Cook

Supernatural Chronicles: The

Vampires by Brenda Pandos

Supernatural Chronicles: The

Dragons by Delphina Henley

Supernatural Chronicles: The Succubi

by Julia Crane

Supernatural Chronicles: The

Witches by Jamie Magee

Supernatural Chronicles: The

Necromancers by Morgan Wylie

Supernatural Chronicles: The Cupids

by Kallie Ross

Supernatural Chronicles: The

Asgardians by S.T. Bende

Supernatural Chronicles: The Noir by

Rebecca Ethington

Supernatural Set Cover

Now, let me introduce you to the book our featured author penned in this set, and to the author, too...

Supernatural Chronicles: THE WITCHES Synopsis:

Ash Sabien, a born mortal witch, was meant to be an immortal guardian, as was Soren Wade. But they were never meant to be lovers, which is why Ash fought the pull to him, sometimes venomously.
Days before the sacred holiday of the Day of the Dead a message was sent to their coven: diairoúmeno aíma enós epistrofí̱ sou.
It was a call to rise, a call to hunt what was revered by their coven and use it to stop evil. The honor of the hunt was given to Ash and Soren. When Ash rushed to tell Soren of the mystery before them the last thing she expected was to walk in on Soren with another girl. She bolted. He chased her.
Neither one of them saw the truck.
Neither one of them felt the pain.
Death came like a thief in the night.
Ash knew as she stared at the tragic scene that she’d failed her fate, they both had. She let herself feel, care—and now there was no telling what could happen because she had.

In death could they rise? In death could they finish the hunt and save more than them, more than their coven...?

About Jamie Magee:

I'm an obsessive daydreamer. Lover of loud alternative music. Addicted to Red Bull. I love to laugh until it hurts. Fall is my favorite season. Black is my favorite 'shade.' Strong believer in the saying: there is a reason for everything, therefore I search for 'marked moments' every moment of everyday...and I find them. Life is beautiful!

You can find Jamie on social media, and at her Website, through the following links:


Author Goodreads

"The Witches" Goodreads






The Supernatural Chronicles Facebook Discussion Group

Mardi Gras Blog Parade Schedule:

February 1st

2 Girls & Their


Becky on Books

I Read


Love. Life. Read

Southern Vixens

Book Obsessions

February 2nd


Lacey's Love of


Zoe Forward,


The WordSmithe

Luna Book


February 3rd

Reads All the


NightWolf Book


A Book a Day Keeps

the Boredom At Bay


The Paisley Reader

February 4th

Dark Faerie Tales

Write for Your


TSK TSK What to


Pages abound

I Dream of


Stalking Shelves

February 5th

Alpha Fangirl Book




Love Affair With


SnoopyDoo's Book



February 6th

What I'm Reading

Renee Entress's


Nicole's Book


Only One More Page

February 7th


Musings of a Writer

Reading Addict

Romancing the


the cynikal kat

February 8th

Evermore Books

Barbara Book



Teatime and


T&L Book


February 9th


Jax's Book


Alpha Book Club

Zach's YA Reviews

There for You


February 10th

Collector of book




Moments and My Two Cents

Grownupfangirl / oh the book feels


Phantom Paragrapher

Mama Reads Hazel




Mardi Gras Parade - mystery 



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Friday, February 5, 2016

Win Target Gift Cards, New Nail Polish, or a Gift From Family Dollar!

Today offers a number of opportunities. You can win Target gift cards, to do with what you like. I think I'd buy some new dish towels. I've loomed enough dish rags over the past six or seven months, for the time being, but the dish towel department has yet to be replenished.

It's seemed an impossible task to get everything in sync here since the move (to get to normal shopping and whatnot), so, some semblance of normal life has yet to resume! These little things do make a big difference.

Then, there's the chance to win a full set of nail polish by L'oreal! Beautiful nails are certainly an art, and good nail polish is essential to that. I'd love to see all the colors together in one set! Oooh, the choices!

Finally, Family Dollar is offering gift cards and a basket from SC Johnson. The kicker is that the grand prize winner will also receive a "Home Refresh" consultation from a sponsor-chosen blogger! How fun it would be to get some insider's advice!

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Painting Rain by Annette K. Larsen - Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

Painting Rain
Painting Rain by Annette K. Larsen
How do you heal your heart after tragedy leaves you broken? When the person you loved didn’t deserve it and they can’t earn your forgiveness because they’re already dead? How do you move on, and heal, and love?
If you’re Princess Lorraina, you paint.

A year ago Lorraina watched Tobias die, and she still doesn't know how she's supposed to heal—or forgive. How can she when she’s still running away? In an attempt to reinvent herself, she steps outside her comfortable life as princess and seeks the tutelage of a master painter—a man who is not at all impressed by her pedigree, and demands not just talent, but emotional honesty.

Struggling to learn what’s being taught, she finds herself drawn to someone who not only knows her secrets, but who she once considered far below her notice. Now she is compelled to seek him out despite knowing their relationship would be forbidden if discovered. Staying away from him doesn’t seem possible when discovering him may be the key to healing her heart and rediscovering herself.

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Annette Larsen

Author Annette K. Larsen

I was born in Utah, but grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona and St. Louis, Missouri, the fifth of seven children. I attended Southern Virginia University and Brigham Young University, where I studied English and Theater. I now live in Idaho with my husband and four children.

I have Charlotte Brontë to thank for the courage to write novels. After being bombarded with assigned reading about women who justified abandoning either their families or their principles in the name of love, I had the great fortune of reading Jane Eyre. And that was it: finally, a heroine who understood that being moral and making the right choice was hard, and sometimes it hurt, but it was still worth it. After rereading it several years later, I realized that if I wanted more books to exist with the kinds of heroines I admired, then I might as well write a few myself. My books are about women who face hard choices, who face pain and rejection and often have to face the reality of sacrificing what they want for what is right. The consequences are often difficult or unpleasant, but in the end, doing what’s right will always be worth it.

I believe there is no substitute for good writing or good chocolate. Fortunately, one often leads to the other.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Three Ways to Win $500!

Couldn't you just use an extra $500 right now? Really, though, wouldn't it be handy at any point in time at all? Perhaps you'd want to sit on it, and savor the fact that you still have an extra 500 bucks. Maybe you'd want to go shopping with it, or go out to eat so you didn't need to spend the time cooking, possibly a weekend getaway would call you...

Whatever you'd do with it, it sure would be handy to have.

Today, you have the chance to win that 500 bucks! What a lucky day!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

88 Handbags Katie Cobalt Medium Saffiano Satchel Giveaway!

In continuing with this year's fabulous Valentine's collection of giveaways, today brings another great giveaway. Don't you just love a good bag? Now is your chance to win this one!

Thank you to all the wonderful readers who enter these giveaways, and thank you, too, to all the hard working bloggers and sponsors who put their time and energy into giving you their best. Together, we all win! Can't you just feel the love?

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Culinary Corner Set of 3 Easy Flex Silicone Spatulas - Review and Giveaway!

I love kitchen stuff. Tools, gadgets, anything at all. I love to cook, and every item has its purpose. Yet, there are some tools that one just cannot do without. A good set of spatulas is one of those. Hence, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review this set of three Easy Flex Silicone Spatulas from Culinary Corner!

The set includes a small, a medium, and a large spatula. This is really handy. Though each can handle any task, with the different sizes, each can offer optimal performance for many different circumstances.

Yet, what I found so striking to begin with, is the beauty of this set! The handles are crystal clear, free of any bubbles or imperfections to mar the look. Each has a hole to hang it with, so hanging on a kitchen hook will accent the decor.

Our new house is in need of updating, however, it's nice enough for now. I wanted to show how nice these spatulas look when they are hanging, even in a historic home. You can get the idea of how beautiful this could look with a more contemporary kitchen, too, or any other decor. Aside from that, being able to hang these on a hook is a real space-saver, so is a nice feature. The blue paddles add a nice pop of color, too, that brightens up the space.

Now, back to performance. Of the three spatulas, I could not pick a favorite. The medium is good for all-around use. Scraping bowls, spreading frosting, mixing batter... it can take on about any job you'd need a spatula for.

Even so, the small and the large sizes are just so nice to have!

I have certain smaller containers that I like to use for certain things. The small spatula is the perfect size for these. I can scrape that last bit of frothed milk out of the 12 ounce pitcher it's served in...

You know you don't want to leave that behind!

I also enjoy mixing up "oily" concoctions in ramekins. Garlic infused olive oil with herbs and spices (as seen below), or Asian sauces made with sesame seed oil or fish sauce...

...With the small spatula I can scrape every bit of yummy goodness out of the ramekin. It's the perfect size for these types of things. I'm sure you'd have any number of uses for this, too!

The large spatula works really well for more heavy-duty jobs. It's perfect for mixing heavier doughs. It also has a "spoon-like" quality to it, so can be used for things like mixing up sauces that you want to taste to get just right, as well.

The other nice feature of these spatulas is the silicone paddle, itself. This is designed to withstand both extreme heat and extreme cold, so can easily be used for things like stirring chocolate chips as you melt them on the double boiler, as well as stirring frozen fruits into that home-made ice cream you just whipped up. Really, I think the uses must be nearly endless!

These spatulas are designed really well. With them, you should be able to not only mix, scoop, and stir just about anything you'd need to with a spatula, but also get the last bit of anything you want to get out of a jar or bowl. They are, as the name suggests, flexible, and made with both rounded and square edges.

The final plus is that the paddles are removable, ensuring that you will get them good and clean. This shows yet another thoughtful feature in the design. The handle has a serrated edge where the paddle sits. This keeps it well-secured. There is no slippage whatsoever when in use, yet removal isn't difficult.

Now, my lucky readers, thanks to the lovely folks at Culinary Corner, our wonderful sponsor for this review and giveaway, you have the chance to win this beautiful set of spatulas!

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Good Luck!

Disclosure: I received this product for free, to facilitate this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own.

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