$50 PayPal Cash-GivingAssistant.org-Ends 5/16

Thursday, April 28, 2016

When I agreed to help out promoting this giveway for MoneyNomad.com (her very first giveaway!) I had no idea that it also would help a charity close to my own heart. GivingAssistant.org, a cashback shopping site that does more than just offer you money when you shop – they also donate one meal through Feeding America for every purchase you make that originates from their site! To read more about this read the full review on MoneyNomad.com.

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Sharing The Love of Books Linky-New Releases. Free Books and Bargain Books

Sharing the Love of Books

Enjoy our selection of New Releases / Free & Bargain Books this week

Authors please feel free to add your own books

Readers please free to add your own finds

(any genre except erotica welcome)

This weekly link up is hosted by Beck Valley Books & these awesome book loving blogs...


 Life as Leels | IrishdaisylovesRomance | Book Babble | All Romance Reader


It's My Side of Life | Celticlady's Reviews | First Time Mommy Adventures | Bound 2 Escape


Beck Valley BooksA Library of Reviews | Cinnamon Hollow Reviews


Miki's Hope | Nicki's Nook


Ebook Addicts | I Love Romance | A Bit Bookish | Mother Distracted | Colorimetry | The Ultimate Fan Blog


Totally Addicted to Reading | 3 Partners in Shopping | Angie's Angle I Creat Purty Thangs | Wishful Endings


Lynchburg Mama | LibriAmoriMieiAli - The Dragon Slayer | Wondermom WannabeMy Bizzy World | 
Deal Sharing Aunt | Rambling Reviews 

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(Strictly no Erotica please.  Steamy romance is fine but watch those covers people, in case any underage child is viewing it!)

Here is this weeks awesome selection!

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Mother's Day GA ($120 arv)-1-US-Ends 5/15

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mothers Day Giveaway

Hosted  By: Reviews of a busy mom  

Co: Hosted by: Miki's Hope

Thanks to all the fabulous bloggers and the wonderful co-host Miki's Hope on  helping to promote The Mothers Day Giveaway. 1 winner will win a prize package consisting of the following. 

1 super comfy robe, spa prize gift basket from Bath & Body Works & a restaurant gift card of winners choice. 

I had to resize the picture of the prizes below to fit my blog and it really doesn't do that robe justice. This giveaway is one I am positive that my Mom would love to receive. I mean, really who doesn't need a comfy robe! And products from Bath & Body Works--She and I are always in that store. I happen to know which Restaurant gift card she would want--Do you know your Mom's favorite restaurant?

1 lucky winner. 
Now the giveaway!!
Entrants must be 18+ and a resident of the US only to enter. 
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This giveaway runs from 04/27-05/15 ending @ 1am on May 15th

Reviews of a busy mom did not receive any type of compensation for this post. All entries are verified, One winner will be randomly selected by the giveaway tools form. Winner will have 24 hours to respond or another randomly selected winner will be chosen. None of the blogs mentioned or blogs promoting this giveaway are responsible for the prize or prize shipment. Prize will be mailed within 1-3 weeks. Please email me at reviewsofabusymom@yahoo.com if there are any questions.

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Book Review-Deviant Acts-J.J. White

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Did you ever buy or receive a book and just mean to glance at it only to find that you were reading it front to back non stop? That is what happened to me with this book. I really just meant to read a page or two then pick it up in a week or two as I had no idea what it would be about--uh--it caught me from the get go. Jackson Hurst, a loser by most peoples definition of that term is really not doing well--his Mom has just about given up on him--when he is called upon by his aunt, who has no respect for him or anyone else for that matter because she deems him the only one who can help find and retrieve her kidnapped daughter--and then wreak revenge on the kidnappers. She sets him up as a private investigator and the craziness begins!

I don't want to say much more or I will spoil it for you--all I will say is the FBI gets involved and a BIG secret is revealed--I did love the ending and I think you will too!

About the Book; (from Amazon)

Jackson Hurst lives his nightmares with his eyes open. Only the heroin he’s been addicted to since Vietnam keeps the horror at bay. A poster child for losers, Jackson’s addiction has cost him his job, his girlfriend—and unless there’s a change soon—his life. That change comes in the form of the wicked Aunt Camille, a Vermont millionaire who desperately needs Jackson’s services to retrieve her twenty-year-old daughter, Cheryl, from kidnappers. Camille wants her back at any cost and she wants the kidnappers, who maimed her only daughter, murdered. Jackson could use the money—no, he desperately needs the money—but can he stay clean long enough to get her back? And more importantly, can he kill again despite the demons that haunt him from the war?

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

Picture from the author's Website

J.J. White has penned eight novels and over three hundred short stories. He has had articles and stories published in several anthologies and magazines including, Wordsmith, The Homestead Review, The Seven Hills Review, Bacopa Review, and The Grey Sparrow Journal. His story, The Adventure of the Nine Hole League, was recently published in the Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Volume 13. His story, "Lucky Bastard Club" was recently published by The Saturday Evening Post." He has won awards and honors from the Alabama Writers Conclave, Writers-Editors International, Maryland Writers Association, The Royal Palm Literary Awards, Professional Writers of Prescott, and Writer's Digest.
J.J. was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize for his short piece Tour Bus. His novel, Prodigious Savant, was published in 2014 as part of a three book deal with Black Opal Books. His second novel, Deviant Acts, was published November 14, 2015. He enjoys writing, surfing, golf and tennis. He lives in Merritt Island, Florida with his understanding wife, editor, and typist, Pamela.

Author's Website

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$50 Amazon/PP-WW-Loving Emmi-(Dog-Ma) (Volume 2) by Barbara Boswell Brunner-Ends 5/15

Monday, April 25, 2016

This is a heartwarming tale of the resilience of a dog to overcome multiple disabilities and the efforts of the owners and their internet friends to pay for multiple operations. That this dog led a relatively long and happy life is due to veterinary science and the love of his owners--they would not give up! I have to put this here--you see I love ALL animals and there is one sentence in this story which totally upset me--when you read this book which I think you should--I am pretty sure you will figure out what it was (and still is).

And the Dog-Ma saga continues...

In this highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling Dog-Ma, The Zen of Slobber, Izzy, the feisty and ferocious terrier, has lost her eyesight. Following on the heels of this devastating loss, her arch-rival Morgan - a gentle giant of a Rottweiler - suddenly succumbs to cancer. Finding herself a lonely-only, it's not long before Izzy finds herself nose-to-nose with her humans' new pet project: a foster Rottie pup also named Morgan. Quickly renamed Emmi to avoid confusion (and the wrath of Izzy,) it was to be the beginning of a journey unlike any other.

Severely injured as a newborn, Emmi—affectionately known to her fast-growing online fan base as Baby Morgan the Broken Jaw Puppy—is hanging onto life by a thread. Living with a crushed jaw that has left her unable to open her mouth to eat or drink, the prognosis is grim. Baby Morgan is starving to death. Having rescued her from a horrific life, her parents spring into all-out desperation mode to find her the best lifesaving medical care. Despite the advice of veterinary professionals to euthanize, her parents are determined to save her at all costs. Taking to the Internet, they rally a huge online community of dog lovers who quickly become their second family. It does not take long for Emmi's sheer determination and ferocious will to live to take hold.

This is Emmi's miracle. A story of hope, inspiration and triumph in the face of adversity.

Available to buy at....

“This book is a must read for animal lovers, everywhere. Barbara Boswell Brunner pulls at your heartstrings in Loving Emmi, a rescue story like no other. When Barbara, and her husband, Ray, decide it's time to foster another dog, they have no idea what they're getting into. This is their story, but it's also the story of every "imperfect" shelter dog; a story that promises to open eyes and hearts. A fantastic read. Two paws, way, way up.”

- Author Nick Antinozzi – Desperate Times Trilogy 

 “A captivating and heartwarming story that illustrates the deep and trusting bond that exists between dogs and humans, written with true understanding, compassion, and love. A must-read gem of a book.”
Author Kathryne Arnold – The Resurrection of Hannah

Read an excerpt HERE


Also Available....

Dog-Ma: the Zen of Slobber (Dog-Ma Book 1)

Barbara's vivid and dramatic stories, told with a wicked sense of humor, will make you laugh out loud. She definitely gets what living with rescued dogs (nine of them!) is all about. 

When Barbara meets her future husband, Ray, it is love-and dog-at first sight. Over the course of thirty-two years, seventeen relocations and nine dogs, their mutual love of dogs guides them on their unconventional path. The love that Barbara and Ray get in return is literally lifesaving, with one dog attacking a lethal intruder and another discovering Barbara’s cancer. Her own survival story underscores the story of how her dogs become survivors themselves. 

Each new dog adds its own dynamic to the family, sometimes upending it. From Turbo (whose Spock-like ears may have provided super powers), Barbara learns about the will to live; Lexington demonstrates incredible patience and an inexplicable love of golf; Madison teaches that laughter is truly the best medicine and that the whole “nine lives thing” is not reserved just for cats; Morgan should be sainted for tolerating Izzy, who is as cute as she is bad. Barbara is certain that somewhere in doggie heaven there is a poster that says “If you are sick, injured or in need of really expensive medical care, FIND THESE HUMANS!”

Available to buy at....

"Anyone who loves dogs and animals will thoroughly enjoy this book, you will find the authors love, compassion and kindness to her dogs unconditional and the sacrifices both her and her husband make are unbelievable." - Beck Valley Books

"A sweet, funny and poignant book that I read, cover to cover in just one sitting. It caused me to shed more than a few tears, brought many smiles to my face and even made me laugh out loud a time or two. Whether you’re head over heels for furbabies or are just looking for a great read, this is the book for you!" - Jayedee Halpin Dewitt

"If you love dogs, if you’ve ever rescued a dog, or if you just want a book that exemplifies the extraordinary bond that develops between dogs and the humans who love them, you must read Dog-ma the Zen of Slobber." - Terrier Torrent

Read an excerpt HERE

About the Author

Award Winning Author, Barbara Brunner grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with her parents, sister and always a dog, or two or three. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from a small women's college in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Meeting her husband in Washington, DC, they continued together on a journey as self-proclaimed dog addicts. In the ensuing years, she founded three successful businesses in the Pacific Northwest and is a prolific fundraiser for breast cancer research. She and her husband are retired and now reside in Southwest Florida with two dogs and copious amounts of dog fur. She is currently working on indulging her well known flip flop addiction.

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$250 Visa GC-Homeselfe-Ends 5/15

We all know by now what a "selfe" is--but what is a "Homeselfe"?

In their words-

"Homeselfe is a patent pending technology from Energy Datametrics, one the leading, cutting-edge providers of energy efficient software and technology services. Energy Datametrics works with over 140 power companies all over the world to help manage large scale energy efficiency programs. With Homeselfe, we bring the power of going energy efficient directly to you, the consumer.

We’ve worked in partnership with local, state, and the nation’s largest public utilities to develop a tool that is easy to use and gets results for your home—and your wallet."

So--there you have it--a definition of a Homeselfe. So essentially this app could potentially save you money on your utility bills. Hard for me to imagine but it takes pictures of your home's energy usage configuration-room by room-and relays back to you what you can do to improve the efficiency thus save money.

Did I mention this is a FREE app? Well it is--what have you got to lose? Click in and start potentially saving money now.

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