October 31, 2011

The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition + FREE Fandango Ticket - Only $20!

Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty, became one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: the book spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. An extraordinary classic work of horror and dark paranormal suspense—widely considered one of the most frightening novels ever written—Blatty’s masterpiece of unrelenting chills was the basis for the acclaimed Academy Award-nominated motion picture.

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What's Cuter - Puppies or Babies?

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I can still remember the first time I saw my nephew.  I had been at the hospital for like 26 hours and I couldn't even think about leaving until I knew that she and my little nephew, Damien were both healthy and happy.  When I was told that I could go back, the anticipation was overwhelming.  I walked in and saw that little baby face and melted right away.  He's had me wrapped around his finger ever since.

When I got my first puppy, I was so in love that I could just sit there and watch her.  She was so adorable and the feeling that I had was indescribable.  

So now for the tough question, who should I vote for in the Puppies vs. Babies online contest?  The contest runs through November 23rd and the winner (puppy or baby) will take the $5,000 prize.

How will I ever decide between a sweet little baby face and a cute little puppy face?  If I think about my nephew, I think he would win hands down.  But when I think about Puppies vs. Babies in general, I would have to say that puppies win.  I go nuts whenever I see a little puppy, no matter what.  Babies, unless I know them I don't really go all gaga.  So I guess I will have to vote for the pooches.  Who are you going to vote for?

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Puppies vs. Babies - Who's Cuter?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puppies vs. Babies for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


This is a really, really hard question to answer.  Who would win in a Puppies vs. Babies online contest?  I mean, they are both so incredibly adorable.  How in the world would I make a decision?  I mean, my heart melts every time I see a sweet little puppy face.  But when my nephew was born, I saw how truly beautiful new human life is.  So which one would I vote for in the contest.  This is a tough one...

I mean, both are absolutely adorable.  I don't think anyone can deny that.  When I think about my dog as a puppy, I remember just looking at her and thinking that she was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen.  I felt the exact same way about Damien, my nephew.  I guess I should look at this from a different perspective.  If I just take my personal feelings toward those babies and puppies around me out of the mix and look objectively at puppies as whole and babies as a whole, I would have to go with puppies.  There is just something about these four-legged creatures that gets me every single time. 

So who get's your vote in the Puppies vs. Babies contest?  Is it the innocent face of a baby or the cuddly face of a puppy?  Voting is happening right now and will end on November 23rd.  By voting, you could win $5,000!  That's a nice little chunk of change if I do say so myself!

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October 29, 2011

Need A Cell Phone?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TracFone for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's impossible to go anywhere and not see at least one person on their cell phone.  I know that mine phone is practically an extension of my body and honestly, I have no idea how I ever lived without one.  I really wish that I had had one as a kid and teen because it would have made me feel a lot safer.  TracFone is perfect for parents who want to be able to get in touch with their kids at all times or adults who want to stay in touch with their parents.  If that sounds like you, check out the Senior Value.  It doesn't cost very much and they have all kinds of phones to choose from, like Motorola's, LG's and even "Smart" phones.  You don't have to worry about contracts, credit checks, activation or cancelation fees.  TracFone has nationwide coverage.

How would you like to Get into Everywhereness without spending a fortune?  They offer several plan options, one of which will most likely be perfect for you.  There is the pay as you go, which you can do online or with cards that can be purchased at retail stores all over the country.  There is also a 1 year service card that gives you double minutes for the life of your TracFone and 800 minutes.  That plan only costs $119.00.  You can also purchase the double minutes for the life of your phone separately for less than $20.  If those plans don't sound right for you, you can choose monthly plans with 50-200 minutes for $9.99-$30.  Simple phones for simple needs, calling and texting capabilities for under $10.00.  Or you can go for an upgraded model with features like camera/video recorder, web access, app capabilities, mp3 player, and full QWERTY keyboard, for $29.99.

TracFone also offers international calling for no extra charge for over 60 destinations.  With the International Neighbors program, you can provide family and friends in Mexico or Canada a local phone number in those countries to reach you at your TracFone in the U.S.  Are you ready to Get into Everywhereness?

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October 27, 2011

There's Nothing Better Than A Hot Cup Of Coffee On A Cold Day

I was kind of a "late bloomer" when it came to drinking coffee. My parents don't drink it and I just never really saw the point in trying it. That all changed in my early twenties. I tried a cup and added sugar and cream, of course. After that, I was addicted. I love that you can totally mix it up by using different flavors of coffee and cream. I'm so excited about fall because it makes drinking coffee so much more enjoyable. I know, you can drink coffee all year round, which I do but there is something about the cold air and a hot drink that has a calming effect.  I can already picture myself bundled up in my slanket with a hot mug of coffee and a good book.  I'm experimenting right now and I am going to Buy Kona Coffee. Have you tried Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee?  I'm really interested in trying different types of gourmet coffee.  I think I'll pick up some cookies to go with it.  Why not go all out?  Gourmet coffee would be especially good around the holidays.  Or even just to drink while I sit and chat with friends.  All this talk about coffee is making me thirsty... 

October 26, 2011

Sweepstakes Bundle: Now Win This!: Anita Clenney

Enter for a chance to win a bundle of the paperback books Awaken the Highland Warrior and Embrace the Highland Warrior by Anita Clenney.  Enter here.

Paranormal Romance #ebook #Deals - $0.99 each! on Oct. 28th

Wicked by Any Other Name by Linda Wisdom
Stasi Romanov uses just a little witch magic in her lingerie shop, running a brisk side business in love charms. A disgruntled customer threatening to sue over a failed love spell brings Trevor Barnes to town. Trevor's the best attorney around, and he just happens to be a wizard. Everyone knows that witches and wizards make a volatile combination—sure enough, the sparks fly and almost everyone's getting singed. Add to that Cupid playing a practical joke, a lunar eclipse that nearly precipitates a witch hunt, and some very mysterious goings on at the magical lake, and the feisty witch and gorgeous wizard have more than simply a possible lawsuit on their hands. Can they overcome their objections and settle out of court—and in the bedroom?

Kiss at Your Own Risk by Stephanie Rowe
Trinity Harpswell is a cursed Black Widow--death and mayhem are all part of the job description. If she can manage to go just one more week without accidentally killing someone, she’ll break this killer curse and put her Black Widow days behind her. When sexy Blaine Underhill III shows up at her door and asks for her help rescuing his friend from the clutches of Death’s evil grandma, Trinity gets pulled into a daring high stakes adventure. As Blaine and Trinity join forces to take down a series of underworld assassins, they may just learn that love is the deadliest game of all.

The Wolf Next Door by Lydia Dare
Rogue, Rake…Werewolf. Years ago on a full moon, Lord William Westfield gave way to his inner beast and nearly ruined young Prisca Hawthorne. Knowing he can never trust himself in the arms of the woman he loves, he throws himself into a debauched lifestyle. When Westfield discovers he has a rival for Prisca's love, he decides if she's going to marry a Lycan it damn well better be him. But time is running out as Prisca's other suitor takes an instant and potentially fatal dislike to Westfield.

Merely Magic by Patricia Rice
The daughter of one of the strongest magical lineages, Ninian Malcom Siddons is a powerful witch. Determined to only use her magic for good, she lives a simple, solitary life as a healer in her village, where she meets Drogo… Lord Drogo Ives believes only logic and science can explain the wonders of the universe and doesn’t believe the local folklore about Malcolm witches and Ives men, until he meets Ninian.

Heart of the Wolf by Terry Spear
Devlyn is a beta male werewolf in a pack of grays, Bella is the female red werewolf he rescued as a pup. When the pack’s alpha male tries to rape her, she flees and lives as a lone   werewolf until Devlyn comes to bring her back to the pack. The two get embroiled in danger when a local red werewolf goes on a killing spree. While fleeing the murderer and the police, and keeping their whereabouts hidden from the vengeful alpha male of their pack, they find that their love is deep and their mutual attraction irresistible, but Bella knows that if she mates with Devlyn, he’ll have to fight the wicked alpha male, and it’s a fight to the death . .

Strange Neighbors by Ashlyn Chase
When all-star pitcher and shape-shifter Jason Falco buys a small apartment building, he sees it not only as an investment but as a place to escape the demands of major league baseball. That is, until he meets his tenants— a sarcastic unemployed crime-fighter vampire; a wereraven with a morbid sense of humor; a super-friendly salesman werewolf; and two witches with an owl who work as phone sex actresses. Not to mention a beautiful, all-too-human nurse. But with all the hooting, howling, and hollering going on, how's an all-American shapeshifter supposed to sweep a girl off her feet?

Emma and the Vampires by Jane Austen and Wayne Josephson
In this hilarious retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma, screenwriter Wayne Josephson casts Mr. Knightley as one of the most handsome and noble of the gentlemen village vampires.  Blithely unaware of their presence, Emma, who imagines she has a special gift for matchmaking, attempts to arrange the affairs her social circle with delightfully disastrous results.  But when her dear friend Harriet Smith declares her love for Mr. Knightley, Emma realizes she’s the one who wants to stay up all night with him. Fortunately, Mr. Knightley has been hiding a secret deep within his unbeating heart—his (literally) undying love for her… A brilliant mash-up of Jane Austen and the undead. 

The Wild Sight by Loucinda McGary
Haunted by visions of Druid priests and Celtic warriors, Donovan O’Shea left home in Northern Ireland and immigrated to America. With his father ill, he returns to help sell the family property and pub, and now, to his dismay, the “sight” has returned. He inherited the talent from his long-lost mother, who told him to keep it a secret, and he has. He is soon involved in the archaeological excavation on his family’s land and meets American Rylie Powell. Her father walked out on the family when she was a toddler, and she now believes that Donovan’s father is also hers. Donovan knows in his heart this cannot be true as the attraction between them is palpable. In between checking out DNA tests and family histories, the two become involved with murders past and present stemming from the Troubles, a quest that requires Donovan’s gift. Northern Ireland’s violent past combined with supernatural elements add an intriguing twist to this modern love story.

October 25, 2011

Paying For School

I can still remember my senior year and all I kept thinking about was how the next year I would be going to college. I felt like I was unstoppable and there were so many possibilities for the future. Don't get me wrong, I was a bit overwhelmed because I was becoming an adult and wasn't quite sure how I was going to pay for school.  My mom and I did some research on grants and private student loans

I decided to go to a University that was close to home because I didn't want to end up owing so much money that I would feel suffocated by debt.  I ended up receiving a couple of grants but it still wasn't enough to pay for school plus books and supplies.  I ended up taking out a loan so that I would be able to get all the things that I needed. 

Even though I knew that I would have to pay back my loan, I knew that in the long run it was for the best.  Getting an education is important, especially in today's world.  Investing in your future can be one of the best things you can do for yourself. 

Giveaway: Destined by P.C and Kristin Cast

...Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet – which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx's gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together – if he can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadow…

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October 15, 2011

Branson, Missouri In The Fall

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Life has been kind of hectic lately.  Isn't that always the case though?  I could really use a getaway in Branson, Missouri.  I checked out three different packages that the Hiltons of Branson, Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel has to offer. 

The first one, and my favorite, is at Silver Dollar City which is $257.50 per night for two adult and two children.  It has a 1880's theme and is located in the Ozark Mountains.  Doesn't that sound absolutely magical?

There is also a Santa Claus package for two adults and two children.  Deluxe accommodations are included and the starting price is $228 per night.  You can enjoy breakfast at a Level 2 restaurant with the company of Santa.  The kids will even receive a special gift!

If neither of those sound right for your family, you could enjoy a deluxe shopping package.  This package includes the hotel, a $25 gift card to spend at Branson Landing, a $25 gift card to spend at Tanger outlets and a free breakfast buffet for two.  It's a great way to get your holiday shopping done. 

There are a few places that I would absolutely have to visit.  First would be Legend of Kun Fu.  The Titanic Museum is another attraction that I couldn't miss.  Of course, I would have to visit the Level 2 Steakhouse and try the signature item, 28 day aged beef from Kansas City.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it.  I would love to be there to enjoy the Level 2 Steakhouse's Thanksgiving Brunch.  You can even get a “Turkey to Go” enough to feed a family of four and priced at $79.95! 

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October 14, 2011

T.G.I. Friday's Entrees For One

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of T.G.I. FRiDAY'S for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Entrées For One

My husband and I went to high school together.  We hadn't seen each other in a few years and decided to get together and catch up.  We ended up meeting at T.G.I. Friday's to have dinner and have been together ever since.  Friday's holds a special place in my heart because of this.  Any time that we go there to eat or I purchase Friday's foods at my local grocery store, it puts a smile on my face. 

Entrées For One

I'm extremely excited now that you buy T.G.I. FRiDAY’S “Entrées for One”.  I want to try them all!  I think the first few that I will pick will have to be the Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo, Creamy Chicken Pasta Carbonara and the Loaded Chicken and Cheese.

Entrées For One

I asked my husband which meals he was most excited about trying and he didn't hesitate with his answer.  He wants the Cajun-Style Chicken Alfredo and the Sizzling Chicken Fajitas.  We are both so excited about these meals and I can't wait to go to the grocery store and pick up a few bags! 

Entrées For One

Visit the Fun Freezer contest on Facebook from October 7th to October 20th to cast your vote by telling them which freezer should be chosen as the winner!  I'm heading over there now.

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October 12, 2011

Giveaway: Signed Copy of Children of Paranoia by Trevor Shane

Since the age of eighteen, Joseph has been assassinating people on behalf of a cause that he believes in but doesn’t fully understand. The War is ageless, hidden in the shadows, governed by a rigid set of rules, and fought by two distinct sides — one good, one evil. The only unknown is which side is which. Soldiers in the War hide in plain sight, their deeds disguised as accidents or random acts of violence amidst an unsuspecting population ignorant of the brutality that is always inches away.

Killing people is the only life Joseph has ever known, and he’s one of the best at it. But when a job goes wrong and he’s sent away to complete a punishingly dangerous assignment, Joseph meets a girl named Maria, and for the first time in his life his singleminded, bloody purpose fades away.

Before Maria, Joseph’s only responsibility was dealing death to the anonymous targets fingered by his superiors. Now he must run from the people who have fought by his side to save what he loves most in this world. As Children of Paranoia reaches its heart-in-throat climax, Joseph will learn that only one rule remains immutable: the only thing more dangerous than fighting the war. . .is leaving it.