Sunday Stroll Giveaway Linky 9/25 - 10/2

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Forever Green Mom and Christy's Cozy Corners are both co-hosts of Sunday Stroll. So now you can enter on here or on Forever Green Mom or on Christy's Cozy Corners and the links will appear on all three! Please feel free to link up all your wonderful giveaways here!! Link directly to the giveaway. Those linked to websites or main blog pages will be removed. Please use blog name, giveaway title and end date when posting. Post some, Enter Some, Win Some!

AND Why don't you follow me on Bloglovin' so you will be the first to know what's up at Miki's Hope!

I now have a new Email and RSS with FeedPress!!! You all will have to re sign up since I think all was lost!! The buttons are at the very tippy top of my home page and all other pages as well I think!

People have been asking me where I go to enter my giveaways--here are a few I try to do every week! There are more but these are the ones I try very hard not to miss!! I generally access these through Bloglovin' Some of the links will take you to the site and you will have to find the linky-others have dedicated pages and you will have to find the right dates.

Posh on a Budget - Monday (url changes each time)
Celebrate Women - Saturday
Lilac's Linky - Thursday
Planet Weidknecht - Wednesday
Candace's Book Blog Saturdays--Book giveaways and reviews
Susan Heim on Parenting Saturdays
Tot's and Me - Tuesday
Beck Valley Books - Friday
Journey's of the Zoo Tuesdays-Canadian
Paula Kramers Giveaway Linky Friday











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Book Review-Ludwika: A Polish Woman's Struggle To Survive In Nazi Germany-Christoph Fischer

Friday, September 23, 2016


It is difficult to put into words how this novel affected me. Luckily for Ludwika she was not Jewish which had to be proved several times or her life would probably have been worse. Nazi Germany was not a very pleasant place to be if you were not totally German. Work camps were set up for non Germans and they were horrendous. She was a trusting soul-actually she had no choice. It seemed at every turn just when she thought all would be well--something else happened. How she kept her spirits up--I will never know.

Luckily for her there was always some kind soul who helped her out--until it did not suit their purposes.

What keeps going through my head is "if you don't remember history--you will repeat it". It kind of reminded me of what is going on in this country right now--I hope we all wake up!!


About the Book: (from Amazon)

It’s World War II and Ludwika Gierz, a young Polish woman, is forced to leave her family and go to Nazi Germany to work for an SS officer. There, she must walk a tightrope, learning to live as a second-class citizen in a world where one wrong word could spell disaster and every day could be her last. Based on real events, this is a story of hope amid despair, of love amid loss . . . ultimately, it’s one woman’s story of survival.
Editorial Review:

"This is the best kind of fiction—it’s based on the real life. Ludwika’s story highlights the magnitude of human suffering caused by WWII, transcending multiple generations and many nations.

WWII left no one unscarred, and Ludwika's life illustrates this tragic fact. But she also reminds us how bright the human spirit can shine when darkness falls in that unrelenting way it does during wartime.

This book was a roller coaster ride of action and emotion, skilfully told by Mr. Fischer, who brought something fresh and new to a topic about which thousands of stories have already been told."


Read a chapter or two here

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About the Author: (from Amazon)


Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he now lives in a small town in West Wales. He and his partner have three Labradoodles to complete their family.

Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline.

The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ was published in November 2012; 'Sebastian' in May 2013 and 'The Black Eagle Inn' in October 2013 - which completes his 'Three Nations Trilogy'. "Time to Let Go", his first contemporary work was published in May 2014, and “Conditions”, another contemporary novel, in October 2014. The sequel “Conditioned” was published in October 2015. His medical thriller "The Healer" was released in January 2015 and his second thriller “The Gamblers” in June 2015. He published two more historical novels “In Search of a Revolution” in March 2015 and “Ludwika” in December 2015.
He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.


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$150 Amazon GC GA-1-US Ends 10/2 @las930 @DROP_PRICE

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Amazon Gift Card

Welcome to the Dropprice $150 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!


Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms.

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In today’s promotion for the GUND Animated Peek-A-Boo Bear, it started out at $40.00 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates.

Gund has been around for many many years and has always made a superior product. I had one when I was a little girl and I loved it. Personally I don't know any chold--then or now who doesn't love Gund stuffed animals. This Peek-a-Boo Bear is adorable and what fun it will be to help get that price down low and then to get one as a present for a lucky little boy or girl. Of course there is that $150 Amazon GC as well!!

Amazon Gift Card

You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free!

 

Do you want to give it a try? This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a $150 Amazon gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.

 

Giveaway: Win a $150 Amazon Gift Card

All you have to do is help moms drop the price of the Peek-A-Boo Bear and you will be entered to win a $150 Amazon gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!

 

This giveaway ends on 10/2/2016; you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends.



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Sharing The Love of Books and Audio Books Linky-Pre-Orders New Releases Free & 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...

Monday

 Life as Leels | IrishdaisylovesRomance | Book Babble

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

Beck Valley BooksCinnamon Hollow Reviews

Thursday

Miki's Hope | Nicki's Nook

Friday

Ebook Addicts | I Love Romance | Mother Distracted | Colorimetry

Saturday

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

Sunday

Lynchburg Mama | LibriAmoriMieiAli - The Dragon Slayer | Wondermom WannabeDeal Sharing Aunt | Rambling Reviews 




For Pre-orders post - PRE-ORDER / genre / title /author

For New Releases post - NEW / genre / title / author
For Free Books post - FREE / genre / title / author / end date 
For Bargain Books post - SALE / price / genre / title / author / end date

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


Here is this weeks awesome selection!








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Book Review-Old River-Clyde Linsley

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


This story is actually two stories in one. The main story is about the murder of a young woman. Dispersed among the chapters is the story of the Mississippi River and steamboats. It explains why the river was forced to flow along the path it did-and the people who made it happen-quite interesting. The author, at the end of the book tells what was real and what was his imaginings.

Amd there is a madman who is going to attempt to change the course of the river again--but who is he? And who is the murdered girl? His ultimate reason will astound you--or maybe not. Business and the bottom line has always been and unfortunately will probably always be the bain of Mother Earth!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Sheriff John Sprenkel has only lived in Concordia Parish, Louisiana for six years and has never had to investigate a murder. . . until now. The badly beaten body of a young woman dumped beside the banks of the Mississippi River offers few clues, but when he searches for answers, all he finds are more questions. Was the young woman Harriet Van Dorn, graduate student in Natchez, Mississippi, or Madeleine D'Anjou, streetwalker in New Orleans? Sprenkel isn't the only person who wants to find the truth. Jill Winston, Harriet's roommate, finds the investigation more compelling than her graduate work, and is intrigued by hard-working Sheriff Sprenkel. But their investigations lead to a dangerous plot dreamed up by a madman-one that could lead to disaster for everyone living along the Mississippi River!


Read a chapter or two here


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About the Author: (from the publicist)


Clyde Linsley was born 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 1960 (at the height of the desegregation controversy). Linsley attended Little Rock University (one year), then transferred to the University of Missouri. There, he received a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the Missouri School of Journalism in 1964. That was followed by two years of graduate study in theology and social ethics at Colgate Rochester Divinity School where he didn’t get a degree but gained interesting knowledge and significant expenses and considered it worth every penny.

When asked what inspires his writing, Clyde quotes a favorite writer:

“William Faulkner wrote that the past isn’t irrelevant, and that it is “not even past.” As a Southerner who has lived most of his adult life in the east, I keep finding the past encroaching on the present, wherever I go. If there is a single theme to my books, it’s probably that what happens tomorrow is directly related to what happened yesterday. Europeans are probably more aware of this, because they have so much more history, but it’s just as true on this side of the pond.”

Most of his stories have echoes from the past.
After school, he worked on state and national political campaigns, two presidential inaugurations, and wrote radio news for a small New Hampshire broadcaster. He was also a reporter for a (now defunct) daily newspaper, a freelance writer and a mystery novelist. Clyde is married with three offspring (now adults) and lives with his wife in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC.




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Book Review-Altered Genes:Genesis-Mark K. Kelly

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


I saw this book on one of the free book lists and on a whim decided to get it. I do enjoy medical/scientific type novels. I started reading it and ended up finishing it! Of course now I will have to get my hands on the 2nd and 3rd novels in this series. It really leaves you wondering what happens next!!

This book revolves around gene splicing ---to the point that the bug-which is highly contagious--can't be cured by any of the antibiotics that are around. There are several people who are trying to find a cure--but there are a couple that are trying to hide what has been done. The entire country is shut down (as is most of the rest of the world). They will have to somehow get to Canada and are aided by an Indian tribe. They cross to Canada----and that is where the book ends!!

That this could actually happen scares me no end!! Bio-terrorism---------------------------

I really do suggest you read this novel if you enjoy medical/scientific mysteries which might actually come to pass!!


About the Book: (from Amazon)

To save the world, first they have to save themselves…

When an unconscious British businessman arrives at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital, Dr. Mei Ling unwittingly finds herself in the midst of an infectious outbreak.

Meanwhile, Professor Tony Simmons, her ex-lover, and a world-renowned geneticist at Georgetown University receives an enigmatic telephone call that hints at a genetic threat, unlike anything the world has ever seen.

As the pandemic spreads, governments close their borders and quarantine cities. Simmons is taken to a secret military laboratory to search for a cure. But it’s the truth he finds instead, and now he, Ling, and an odd group of survivors are on the run as civilization collapses around them.

Genesis is the first book in the Altered Genes trilogy with book two (Revelations) and book three (Resurrection) to follow in 2016.


Read a Chapter or two here

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Most bio's are written in the third person but I find that 'odd' - especially when I'm describing myself.

I've been a reader my entire life and a writer the last few years. The very first book I remember reading was "The Mad Scientist Club". That series started a life-long love of books that mix science and adventure. Something, I try and incorporate into everything I write.

My favorite genres to read are science fiction, dystopian, and thrillers but a well-written book in any genre can suck me in and take me on a journey with it.

I write full-time these days but I'm slow...slow like a glacier melting. My goal is to release three full-size novels per year. As of mid-2016, the first book in the Altered Genes series has been published and the second one is nearly finished (September due date). I'm also working on a Young Adult post apocalyptic series based loosely on the Altered Genes world.

I live in Canada with my wife, son and a dog. When I'm not writing, I'm pulling weeds in our vegetable garden or shovelling snow.

I'd love to hear from you. Thanks for reading.

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