Friday, July 6, 2018

Lazy Days of Summer $250 Cash Giveaway

Lazy Days of Summer
$250 Cash Giveaway
July 6th to 26th

Hopefully, you are having a fabulous summer and enjoying some time in the sun with a good book.

To celebrate lazy summer days we are giving away $250 to one lucky winner!

A HUGE thank you to this fabulous group of sponsors who made this giveaway possible. Be sure to stop by and show them some love!  

Sponsor List

I Am A Reader
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Dawn Malone, Author
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Kimber's Life
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Rockin' Book Reviews
Glistering: B's Blog
Rebecca Talley
YA Author Tia Souders
Helen Smith
M.A. George
Elizabeth Parkinson Bellows
Claudia Burgoa
B. Kristin McMichael
Every Free Chance Books
Tica House Publishing
Mylissa Demeyere, Author
Jody's Free Books
Laurisa White Reyes, Author  

Giveaway Details $250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 eGift Card Ends 7/26/18 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers, and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  
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Life Goes On

Back when we were first married, my husband and I used to watch a television show called Life Goes On and the theme song was Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da by The Beatles. If you're not familiar with this TV show, it's about an All-American family trying to live their lives amidst everyday trials and tribulations. Except for one difference, their son has Down syndrome.

My husband and I loved this show, and we watched it regularly, never knowing that years down the road we'd have a similar experience raising a son with DS.

My son loves to listen to music and he'll often find a particular song that he listens to over and over and over again. And I mean, over and over and over again. The other morning, I walked into the kitchen where he was listening to music and dancing (as he does). What song was it? Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da. Suddenly, I was transported back to a time before I knew anything about being a parent and long, long before I knew anything about being a parent of a child with DS. I remember watching this show and thinking about the extra difficulties having a child with DS would bring and never thinking that would be me. I enjoyed watching the different episodes that explored having a child with DS as well as marveling at the actor, Chris Burke, who memorized lines and acted in the show.

I had no idea I'd be living a TV show that I loved to watch. I also had no idea of all the awesome and wonderful things having a child with DS would bring into my life--the different experiences, the new understanding, the opportunity to meet amazing people. And most of all, the blessing of having this little boy (who is soon growing into a young man) as my son. I've learned that different isn't bad, it's just different. And that's okay.

Isn't life funny? Life definitely goes on.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

FREE Sweet, Clean, and/or Christian Romances

If you love to read sweet/clean and wholesome, and/or Christian romances, you'll want to check out this promotion.

These books are all free, but you will have to sign up for the authors' newsletters. That may seem like a pain, but for authors like me, it's so hard to find new readers with so many books out there and if I give my book away for free, I'd like the opportunity to at least show people my other books. And, who knows, they may find me so entertaining and fascinating they'll want to stay on my list :).

My book, Best Kind of Love: A Reunion Romance Novella is part of this promotion. I know some of the authors and their books. Make sure you check out the blurbs for the books before you download to make sure you'll like the book.

You can go here to see all the books.