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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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Signed Book GA- 5-WW-On Toby's Terms (A DOG BOOK WITH A SURPRISE HAPPY ENDING)-Charmaine Hammond-Ends 10/25

What a beautiful story about life with an extraordinary dog who was bound and determined to live his life on his own terms and in so doing taught his humans and many others the meaning of love, trust and compromise! My Mom tells a story about how when I was very young I would sit in my little chair in front of the TV to watch Lassie. She says that whenever Lassie was in trouble there would be tears running down my face--I haven't changed much. Oh I had to laugh at the antics Toby had to pull until it was finally figured out what the problem was--been there--done that with almost any dog or cat who has owned me-particularly with the cat I have now. I am stubborn and once in my apartment I will not give up--and neither did Toby's family!

I read this in one sitting--loving every single second of it as I am sure you will also! Thank you Charmaine Hammond from the bottom of my heart for telling the story of this remarkable dog and how it changed your life and the lives of many others as well and is still changing lives with Toby Jr.!!

When Charmaine and her husband adopted Toby, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, they figured he might need some adjusting time, but they certainly didn’t think he’d be a holy terror, beset by severe anxiety and destructive behavior that would take a miracle to curb. Turns out, Toby routinely opened and emptied closets, turned on water taps, and pulled things from the bookshelves. Oddest of all was his penchant for locking himself in the bathroom, and then push the lid of the toilet tank onto the floor, smashing it to pieces. After a particularly disastrous encounter with the knife-block in the kitchen—and when the couple discovered Toby’s blood and paw prints on the phone—Charmaine decided Toby needed professional help.

Little did she know what they would discover about this dog. And how he would change their lives.

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Simply a beautiful book about life, love, and purpose.” —Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the Soul series 

"A deeply captivating and heartwarming story that will touch your heart!" -Ken Kragen, Film & Television Producer

The Team Toby mission is to PAWsitively improve lives by teaching kindness, acceptance and respect. Team Toby accomplishes the mission through professional speaking and corporate training, presentations to schools and organizations, through the Team Toby Global Speakers team, our books and products, philanthropy and causes projects, and philanthropy efforts.

Follow Team Toby on their Million Acts of Kindness Tour, a six week, 10,000 mile kindness mission road trip in a camper across North America stopping in communities to provide presentations to workplaces and schools, and to participate in acts of kindness.

Charmaine and Toby Sr., and their new Toby, have presented to more than 30,000 students across North America, raised more than $10,000 for charities, and have donated books and presentations to schools and organizations to support healthy character development in children.

Other Toby Books
Toby the Pet Therapy Dog and His Hospital Friends (A CHILDREN'S DOG STORY)

Toby is a big, brown, happy dog. Every week his owner takes him to visit and comfort children who are in the hospital. Follow Toby the service dog for a day and see how he makes friends, and makes others happy. Beautifully illustrated, this simple story sends a positive message about community and the importance of kindness and being helpful to others.

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Toby the Pet Therapy Dog says be a Buddy, not a Bully

When Toby steps into the path of a dog who bullies him, and shreds his beloved stuffed teddy-bear toy, we see the hurt feelings it creates. This beautifully illustrated book teaches children about the importance of kindness, acceptance, and being considerate of others, including pets. A wonderful story to start discussions in ages 3 to 10.

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About Charmaine Hammond

Charmaine Hammond is an international transformational speaker (has spoken to more than 75,000 people around the globe), helping build inspired and resilient teams. She speaks on the topics of resilience, Bouncing Forward, and courageous dialogue.Together,

She is also a #1 international best selling and award winning author of dog book On Toby's Terms, (Bettie Youngs Books), Toby The Pet Therapy Dog & His Hospital Friends, and Toby The Pet Therapy Dog Says Be a Buddy Not a Bully. Her children's books are A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient, and also received the Parent Tested Parent Approved Award, and gold in the Global eBook award. She is co-author of wildly popular new book, GPS Your Best Life-charting your destination and getting there in style. Charmaine was the winner of the 2012 Business Matchmaker of the Year award, an international award (eWomenNetwork)and the Outstanding Alumni Award. On Toby's Terms won a GOLD in the Reader's Favorite Book Awards.

Her book On Toby’s Terms is currently in development to become a major motion picture! She has been featured in the Metro USA, Metro Canada, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton and Spruce Grove Examiner, Calgary and Edmonton Sun, Del Mar Times, National Post, Global TV, CTSTV, Alberta Prime Time (CTV) and on many radio stations in the US and Canada.

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Meet Toby Snr

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In an effort to get Toby’s behaviour under control, a K9 behaviourist worked with Toby on his behavioural issues and stated that Toby was a dog who needed a job, a purpose. Christopher and Charmaine found Toby a job as an Animal Assisted Therapy dog. After training and testing, Toby was approved as a volunteer with Chimo Animal Assisted Therapy and received a volunteer placement at an adult mental health hospital.

Wednesdays with Toby were life changing for the patients he visited, as well as for Charmaine and Christopher. While Toby was bringing unconditional acceptance and happiness to those he visited at the hospital, he was also becoming a teacher for Charmaine and Christopher, teaching them powerful life lessons, about patience, purpose, persistence, the power of unconditional acceptance, and showing up as your authentic self.

The patients that Toby worked with at the hospital and all of the children that he met in schools experienced the benefits of a therapy dog’s whose mission in life was to leave pawprints on hearts everywhere he went x

Toby Snr and Jnr even have their own Facebook and Twitter page too!! 

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Book Spotlight-Festive Feast-Michele Gorman

I actually read the novella Reluctant Elf and totally loved it (read my review here). Michele Gorman will make you laugh out loud--I am sure these other two romantic comedies are just as good and I think I will be getting them for myself!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

From the USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author come three hilarious Christmas romantic comedy novellas guaranteed to whet your festive appetite

The Reluctant Elf: Meet Britain's Worst Innkeeper... Single mother and extremely undomestic goddess, Lottie, has five days to become the ultimate B&B hostess to save her beloved Aunt Kate’s livelihood.
First published in 2014

Christmas Carol: One winter wedding, two happy couples, three ex-boyfriends. And a very uncomfortable weekend... Carol hates Christmas. Being recently dumped, she’s not crazy about weddings either. So her sister Marley’s nuptials, over the Christmas weekend, with her three exes, are making her positively Scrooge-like.
First published in 2013

Twelve Days to Christmas: What if his proposal had an expiration date? In twelve days Hannah flies from Hong Kong to the US with Sam, where he's finally going to meet her parents... and ask to marry her. The problem is, she feels panicky every time she contemplates matrimony. Which is perfectly normal, isn't it? Isn't it?! She has no idea but she's got to find out before he pops the question...
First published in 2012

From the Publisher

Michele Gorman’s FESTIVE FEAST
Three Deliciously Funny RomCom Christmas Novellas
The collection includes:
THE RELUCTANT ELF – Meet Britain’s Worst Innkeeper
CHRISTMAS CAROL – One winter wedding, two happy couples, three ex-boyfriends. And a very uncomfortable weekend
TWELVE DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – What if his proposal had an expiration date?

FESTIVE FEAST is available now for pre-orders on Amazon (in both paperback and eBook). Special Pricing NOW eBook collection at $3.99/£2.49

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1Oudm2n
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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Michele Gorman is the USA TODAY bestselling author of eight romantic comedies. Born and raised in the US, Michele has lived in London for 16 years. She is very fond of naps, ice cream and Richard Curtis films but objects to spiders and the word "portion".

You can find out more about Michele by following her on twitter or Facebook and by reading her blog or website. Do chat with her online - she's always looking for an excuse to procrastinate!

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Book Review-English Ivy (The Late Bloomers Series Book 2)-Betsy Talbot

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This is the second in the Late Bloomers Series and if it is any indication I definitely want to read more! You can see my review of book 1 which gives an over view of each of these woman here.

Ivy is the classic female who claws her way to almost the top of the job ladder--careless of others, no time for personal relationships until she learns the hard way that being tough is not always the best way to be! The only people she allows near her are her closest girlfriends from high school. The long distance banter between these 40 something year olds is amusing and gives insight into each of their personalities.

Without giving anything away Ivy has 3 choices to make--stay stagnant and accept a high position in her current job, take a new job or go for love with the character Ruben Alegre who if nothing else is persistent and obstinate and used to getting what he wants without having to work for it. As an economist (an excellent one but not so much so in her own life) she tends to see things in black and white and never sees that gray area in between. But after getting herself into a corner--she learns!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

"I absolutely loved Ivy...She makes bold moves that other women could only WISH to make, making her a character who a reader can enjoy living vicariously through."~ A Well Read Woman, 5 stars

"Another delightful read in the Late Bloomers series, and get ready for Ivy Cross!" ~ The Book Queen's Book Palace, 5 Stars, A Royal Pick!

Ever Have to Choose Between Work and Love?

After years of working at the US Embassy in London, forty-two-year-old American Ivy Cross is desperate for change. She longs to recapture her adventurous spirit and spice up her life before this little rut turns into a gaping chasm.

Madrid-based CEO Ruben Alegre both infuriates and intoxicates her, and if he only lived closer she'd consider risking her heart.

When the opportunity for an incredible new job in Berlin arrives in the form of sexy Christof Brandt, she wonders if the offer is too good to be true.

Will she find a future with Ruben? Start a new career in hip and gritty Berlin?
There are no easy answers, but Ivy can't deny that her life is about to change in a very big way.

Note: The Late Bloomers Series of contemporary romance are standalone novels and do not have to be read in order. But they are more fun if you do!

Read a Chapter or two here

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Betsy Talbot is a forty-something traveler and author. When she's not traveling or penning books about love, adventure, and self-discovery, she is hiking, learning flamenco dancing, and drinking wine in a tiny whitewashed village in Spain.

Her latest project is The Late Bloomers Series, a five-book romance series about women in their forties. Because women with experience make the best characters...in life and on the page.

Read a free short story starring all five Late Bloomer characters when you join the Late Bloomers group at www.BetsyTalbot.com. New York City, New Year's Eve, and five life-long friends on the verge of change. Which one will make the first leap into the unknown?

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$10 Amazon GC-WW-Cape Cod Promises-Book 2-Bella Andre & Melissa Foster-Ends 11/8

Monday, October 5, 2015

This one left me with tears in my eyes--I am such a romantic and I love happy endings. Trent and Reese got married on Rockwell Island where they both grew up. Did you ever see two people where the chemistry was just as apparent to you as to the couple? This was one of those cases. They got married and moved to NYC where Trent was starting his legal firm and Reese was going to try and get galleries to show and sell her artwork. Then one day Reese just up and left leaving Trent a "Dear Trent note" and headed home. For 10 years these two were mostly miserable--then Trent was called back to the Island to help with the family resort by his Grandfather-a curmudgeon if ever there was one. When Trent and Reese bumped into each other the spark was still there but so was the fear of being hurt once again. Can these two find their way back to each other now there they are older and a bit wiser? You will have to read the book to find out--just make sure you have your tissue box ready at the end!


Cape Cod Promises is the second book from the Love on Rockwell Island Contemporary Romance Series by New York Times & USA bestselling authors Bella Andre & Melissa Foster.

Fall in love on Rockwell Island...Sink your toes into the sandy beaches at the heart of Cape Cod Bay, where family comes first, good friends are around every corner, and true love is waiting beneath the stars.

Trent Rockwell has it all—a thriving legal practice, coownership of the Rockwell Resort, and a big, loving family. And yet his failed marriage to Reese Nicholson has haunted him for ten long years. Now that he has moved back to Cape Cod Bay to help run his family’s resort, he is surrounded by memories of Reese…and he can’t stop longing for the woman he’d always believed was his one true love.…

At nineteen, artist Reese Nicholson was swept off her feet by the handsome, charming, and incredibly sensual Trent Rockwell. After a whirlwind courtship, they married and moved to New York City, where they hoped all of their personal and professional dreams would come true. But six months later, Reese returned to Rockwell Island brokenhearted and disillusioned.

For a decade, Trent and Reese carefully kept their distance. But all it takes is one accidental late-night encounter to immediately stir the desires they have both tried to bury deep. Powerless to resist the heat between them, every passionate kiss, loving caress, and heartfelt apology draws them closer together. So close that they can’t help but wonder if the promises they once made to love each other forever are still true...

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Love on Rockwell Island Book 1, Cape Cod Kisses

When Quinn Rockwell left Rockwell Island a decade ago to build a shipping empire, he never thought he’d return to live on Cape Cod Bay—that is, until his grandfather summons Quinn and his four siblings to take over the prestigious Rockwell Resort. Quinn is already working fifteen-hour days, and the last thing he has time for is his grandfather’s demands. But on his first night back, when Quinn finds a gorgeous and carefree woman skinny-dipping in his favorite cove, he’s tempted to ignore his work for a while...and focus on her instead.

As a free spirit who follows her heart and her dreams, Shelley Walters is not the kind of girl to wait around for Mr. Right, so she heads to Rockwell Island for the honeymoon of her dreams—a solo honeymoon. Ready for a week of sun and fun, she never expected to meet a man like Quinn Rockwell.

Wealthy and intensely driven, Quinn is everything Shelley swore she didn’t want. Refreshingly spontaneous and a true romantic, Shelley is everything Quinn never knew he needed. Drawn together despite their differences, during a week of sizzling-hot passion and deep conversations, they fall head over heels for each other. But when their perfect week on the island is over, will their love survive in the real world?

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About the Authors
Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans” and “The Morrisons” series.

Having sold more than 4 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists 18 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, James Patterson and Steven King), and Publishers Weekly named Oak Press (the publishing company she created to publish her own books) the Fastest-Growing Independent Publisher in the US. Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine “Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into ten languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post called her “One of the top writers in America” and she has been featured by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and TIME Magazine. Bella also writes the New York Times bestselling Four Weddings and a Fiasco series as Lucy Kevin.

If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of the “Snow Sisters“, “The Bradens“, “The Remingtons” and “Seaside Summers” series.

She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance as well as award winning contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction, with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, MENSA Bulletin and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family. 

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Never miss a brand new release, special promotions or inside gossip again by simply signing up to receive your newsletter from Melissa.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015



$250 COACH MINI BENNET SATCHEL Giveaway Event 10/30

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I don't know about all of you but I would have a very hard time giving this to anyone-I would definitely want to keep it for myself!! I would have to hide it from my Mom who is a pocketbook lover and would try to get me to give it to her--she has so many pocketbooks that I would not even feel guilty--well maybe a little. Who's kidding who--I'd hand it over to her. How do you say no to your Mom when her birthday is just about when this will get to the one lucky winner.

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