Monday, May 4, 2015

Mother's Day Kindle Fire Giveaway

I'm happy to be part of this great giveaway just in time for Mother's Day! I love my Kindle and Kindle Fire and if you've always been wanting one or would like one for your Mommy, scroll down and enter! It's super easy and in the process, you'll meet some great bloggers, book lovers, and friends!
Kindle Fire Giveaway
 Mother's Day Kindle Fire Giveaway Sponsor List
  I Am A Reader Donna @ OnDBookshelf Diana's Book Reviews Krysten Lindsay Hager author Raven Haired Girl Stephanie Keyes Mother Daughter Book Reviews The Lovely Books Simple Wyrdings Amiabooklover Orsayor @ The Book Referees What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know Talia Jager LeahSay's Views Kimber Leigh Wheaton Author Camelia Miron Skiba Paij Slater @ My Love for Reading Keeps Growing BookHounds Jennifer Lane Heather Boyd The Page Unbound Tamara Gill D.E. Haggerty author Glistering Bs Blog Rockin' Book Reviews Author B. Kristin McMichael Home Is Where the Wine Is Book Blog TMBA Corbett Tries to Write Emma Right Books for Children Unshelfish The Discerning Reader Taylor Dean Books A Leisure Moment ExtraordinaryReads Connie Sokol

 Giveaway Details Prize Valued at $250. Winner's choice of an Amazon.com gift code to purchase a Kindle & ebooks or alternately winner can choose to receive $250 in Paypal Cash. Ends 5/10/15 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or an Amazon.com gift code. 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. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, April 30, 2015

How to Talk With Your Tween, Today's Book Feature for 99 Cents & Giveaway

Today Connie Sokol and I are hosting a Facebook Chat here  www.facebook.com/8basics at 2 pm MST on "How to Talk with Your Tween".
We'll be discussing some key topics like puberty, boys, weight issues, self-esteem, etc. and we'd love for you to join us!
Go to www.facebook.com/8basics. Simply log in, read, and feel free to post if you like. ENJOY OUR BOOK GIVEAWAY--one ebook and one print book in one hour! 
In conjunction, we're offering the ebook for only 99 cents today and the paperback copy (which is so cute with fun journal pages, etc.) for only $9.99.
On it's debut our book hit #3 and #4 on Amazon niche lists, a fabulous tool for connected conversations with your tween (especially about the tough stuff). Let's make it #1 today!
If you haven't had a chance to enter the Goodreads Giveaway or the Amazon CASH Giveaway, make sure you do that today! 


What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know: 10 Secrets to Connect Moms & Daughters
What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know: 10 Secrets to Connect Moms & Daughters (What Every Kid Needs to Know) This book launches a new series of What Every Kid Needs to Know books and Connie and I are busy at work on the next one.

I'm pretty excited about our new website www.coachmom.org

Come check out the new content we've added and while you're there you can sign up for our Coach Mom News if you'd like, or here's a short cut


Book Blurb:
Is your daughter asking questions about friends, peer pressure, school, and even her weight?
As a mom, are you wondering how to answer them?
Welcome to the club.
But you can relax. Because we’ve asked real sixth-grade girls to dish on their top secret questions. And, we’ve provided time-tested real-life answers that work.
Add to that an enjoyable format. The “Just for Girls” section speaks right to your daughter in words and ways she understands. The “Just for Moms” section talks straight to moms, giving you information, resources, and easy-to-share answers. We include tips for how to start, handle, and enjoy the conversations no matter the situation.
Create connected conversations with your daughter as you explore these life questions together. Get plain facts and jumpstart questions. Discuss the provided scenarios so she can practice responses to use in real-time. Download decorative cards with positive statements and fun fill-in sentences.
Use What Every Girl Needs to Know About 6th Grade to make it happen. Together, answer questions and create connection.
You got this. 



Enter the Goodreads 3 Book Giveaway
add to goodreads
Get your ecopy for only 99 cents today!
Are you interested in being a part of our Street Team of Reviewers? Please email rachellethewriter@gmail.com with a request to review this and other books. You'll need to post reviews on Amazon, goodreads, and other social media sites.

Praise for What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know
10 Secrets to Connect Moms & Daughters

“At a time when so many barriers are straining mother/daughter relationships, and our daughter’s esteem is being attacked from every side, “What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know” gives mothers the tools they need to communicate (even about the tough stuff). It gives daughters the confidence to know that they have what it takes to survive the unique transitional years. Whether your relationship with your daughter is strained, or you want to strengthen what is already strong, use this smart and savvy information. You and your girl(s) will learn how to thrive through the teen years.”
–Heather Ann Johnson M.S. Adjunct Faculty, BYU, Mother to 5 girls

“With conflicting messages today, it’s easy for moms and daughters to get confused and overwhelmed. This book bestows all the wisdom you want to pour into your daughter’s heart and mind in a fun, non-threatening way. Dread turns into confidence as you realize you have the tools to face those teenage years TOGETHER and have a ball doing it.”
–Rachel Skinner, Mother of nine, Social Worker

“This book provided a wonderful bonding experience for me and my daughter. As parents we always think we know how our child is doing. Then we get into a deep conversation and realize that compared to what we thought, they are doing either so much better or are suffering so much more. But they hold those feelings back to protect us. Sometimes they fear that talking about it means more pain, but this books shows that talking is healing, especially when we know how.”
—Karrie Glazner, Mother of Three Wonderful Kids



connie sokol1Author Connie E. Sokol
Connie E. Sokol is a mother of seven and a favorite local and national speaker for over fifteen years. She is a core contributor on KSL TV’s “Studio 5 with Brooke Walker” and a national blogger for “Motherhood Matters” at www.ksl.com. She is a former TV and radio host for Bonneville Communications and newspaper and magazine columnist. Mrs. Sokol is the author of twelve books including Faithful, Fit & Fabulous; Create a Powerful Life Plan; The Life is Too Short Collection; 40 Days with the Savior; and Caribbean Crossroads. Mrs. Sokol marinates in time spent with her family and eating decadent treats.
rachelleAuthor Rachelle J. Christensen
Rachelle J. Christensen is a mother of five who loves connecting with her children and wrote this book in answer to questions from her two daughters. She also has an amazing husband, three cats, and five chickens. An award-winning author, she has written several mystery/suspense novels, and she solves the mystery of the missing shoe on a daily basis. Rachelle graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in psychology and a music minor. She enjoys singing and songwriting, playing the piano, running, motivational speaking, and, of course, reading.



Don't forget to enter the giveaway and help spread the word about
What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know: 10 Secrets to Connect Moms & Daughters by Rachelle J. Christensen and Connie E. Sokol
$25 Giveaway
Enter to win an Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 5/1/15
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. 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. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by readinglight.com. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Crooked House by Marlene Bateman, Book Release!

 I love to share new books with you and today I get to tell you all about Marlene Bateman's new mystery, Crooked House: An Erica Coleman Mystery . This is on my to-read list and if you like mysteries--especially culinary mysteries, you should definitely check out this author and her other books!



Book Blurb for Crooked House

Someone is trying to kill Liz Johnson and it’s up to quirky private investigator, Erica Coleman, to find out who. Erica is no stranger to murder and mystery, which is why her best friend’s daughter, Megan, turns to her when unaccountable and potentially fatal “accidents” threaten her roommate’s life.

Once Erica arrives at the ramshackle old mansion known as Crooked House, matters go from disturbing to deadly as it becomes clear someone is trying to kill Liz.  As Erica begins to unearth secrets, she discovers a twisted web of love, money, greed, and deception. Although the police and friends sometimes find Erica’s OCD annoying, its those very traits that help her sift through evidence and see clues that others miss. Erica must draw upon her all her investigative prowess to keep Liz safe and unmask the killer before he can accomplish his deadly objective.

 With a dash of romance and surprising twists, this thrilling mystery will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. As with all Erica Coleman mysteries, ten delicious recipes are included. 


Excerpt from Crooked House
“I’m scared.”
Erica’s heart turned over when she heard the quaver in her young friend’s voice on the phone.
Then Megan asked, “Can you come?”
 “Of course.” Erica’s reply was automatic. She would do anything she could to help. Although she often received emotionally-laden phone calls in her job as a private investigator, there was a difference when the call came from the teen-aged daughter of her best friend. The very fact that Megan—who was usually so calm and composed—sounded frightened out of her wits, put Erica on high alert.
“I think someone’s trying to kill my roommate, Liz,” Megan said.
“What makes you think that?”  Erica asked. “Has someone threatened her?”
“No, but Liz has had a couple of serious accidents lately—at least she says they’re accidents, but either one of them could have killed her.”
Erica made an effort to reel in her skepticism. “Tell me about them.”
“First, someone tampered with her car. The brakes went out and Liz ended up driving across someone’s yard and hitting a tree. Fortunately, she was okay. The second one happened downtown. Liz was on the sidewalk waiting for the bus when someone shoved her. She fell into the road. A truck was coming and if a guy hadn’t pulled her back, Liz could have been killed.”
Still, they could have been accidents, Erica thought, at least until the third one occurred—this time at Crooked House.


Author Biography
Marlene Bateman was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in English. She is married to Kelly R. Sullivan.  Her hobbies include gardening, camping, reading, and enjoying her four cats and three dogs. 

Marlene’s first novel was the best-selling Light on Fire Island. Her next novel was Motive for Murder—the first in a mystery series that features Erica Coleman, a quirky private eye with OCD.  The next book in that line, (they do not have to be read in order) is A Death in the Family.

Marlene has also written a number of LDS non-fiction books under the name Marlene Bateman Sullivan. Those books include:  Gaze Into Heaven; Near-death Experiences in Early Church History, which is a fascinating collection of over 50 documented near-death experiences from the lives of early latter-day Saints, Heroes of Faith, and Latter-day Saint Heroes and Heroines.  Marlene also wrote three books about documented accounts in early LDS church history when a person either saw or heard an angel; Visit’s From Beyond the Veil, And There Were Angels Among Them, and By the Ministering of Angels.










Here is my website: www.marlenebateman.info     


  Crooked House is available at physical bookstores, including Deseret Book and Seagull Book, and your favorite bookstore--just request a copy!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Book Launch! What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know

Woot! It's time to celebrate! Are you ready? My new book is available for only 99 cents today!!!

What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know: 10 Secrets to Connect Moms & Daughters
What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know: 10 Secrets to Connect Moms & Daughters (What Every Kid Needs to Know) This book launches a new series of What Every Kid Needs to Know books and Connie and I are busy at work on the next one.

I'm pretty excited about our new website www.coachmom.org

Won't you come visit and take a peek? While you're there you can sign up for our Coach Mom News if you'd like, or here's a short cut


Book Blurb:
Is your daughter asking questions about friends, peer pressure, school, and even her weight?
As a mom, are you wondering how to answer them?
Welcome to the club.
But you can relax. Because we’ve asked real sixth-grade girls to dish on their top secret questions. And, we’ve provided time-tested real-life answers that work.
Add to that an enjoyable format. The “Just for Girls” section speaks right to your daughter in words and ways she understands. The “Just for Moms” section talks straight to moms, giving you information, resources, and easy-to-share answers. We include tips for how to start, handle, and enjoy the conversations no matter the situation.
Create connected conversations with your daughter as you explore these life questions together. Get plain facts and jumpstart questions. Discuss the provided scenarios so she can practice responses to use in real-time. Download decorative cards with positive statements and fun fill-in sentences.
Use What Every Girl Needs to Know About 6th Grade to make it happen. Together, answer questions and create connection.
You got this. 



Enter the Goodreads 3 Book Giveaway
add to goodreads
Get your ecopy for only 99 cents today!
Are you interested in being a part of our Street Team of Reviewers? Please email rachellethewriter@gmail.com with a request to review this and other books. You'll need to post reviews on Amazon, goodreads, and other social media sites.

Praise for What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know
10 Secrets to Connect Moms & Daughters

“At a time when so many barriers are straining mother/daughter relationships, and our daughter’s esteem is being attacked from every side, “What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know” gives mothers the tools they need to communicate (even about the tough stuff). It gives daughters the confidence to know that they have what it takes to survive the unique transitional years. Whether your relationship with your daughter is strained, or you want to strengthen what is already strong, use this smart and savvy information. You and your girl(s) will learn how to thrive through the teen years.”
–Heather Ann Johnson M.S. Adjunct Faculty, BYU, Mother to 5 girls

“With conflicting messages today, it’s easy for moms and daughters to get confused and overwhelmed. This book bestows all the wisdom you want to pour into your daughter’s heart and mind in a fun, non-threatening way. Dread turns into confidence as you realize you have the tools to face those teenage years TOGETHER and have a ball doing it.”
–Rachel Skinner, Mother of nine, Social Worker

“This book provided a wonderful bonding experience for me and my daughter. As parents we always think we know how our child is doing. Then we get into a deep conversation and realize that compared to what we thought, they are doing either so much better or are suffering so much more. But they hold those feelings back to protect us. Sometimes they fear that talking about it means more pain, but this books shows that talking is healing, especially when we know how.”
—Karrie Glazner, Mother of Three Wonderful Kids



connie sokol1Author Connie E. Sokol
Connie E. Sokol is a mother of seven and a favorite local and national speaker for over fifteen years. She is a core contributor on KSL TV’s “Studio 5 with Brooke Walker” and a national blogger for “Motherhood Matters” at www.ksl.com. She is a former TV and radio host for Bonneville Communications and newspaper and magazine columnist. Mrs. Sokol is the author of twelve books including Faithful, Fit & Fabulous; Create a Powerful Life Plan; The Life is Too Short Collection; 40 Days with the Savior; and Caribbean Crossroads. Mrs. Sokol marinates in time spent with her family and eating decadent treats.
rachelleAuthor Rachelle J. Christensen
Rachelle J. Christensen is a mother of five who loves connecting with her children and wrote this book in answer to questions from her two daughters. She also has an amazing husband, three cats, and five chickens. An award-winning author, she has written several mystery/suspense novels, and she solves the mystery of the missing shoe on a daily basis. Rachelle graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in psychology and a music minor. She enjoys singing and songwriting, playing the piano, running, motivational speaking, and, of course, reading.



Don't forget to enter the giveaway and help spread the word about
What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know: 10 Secrets to Connect Moms & Daughters by Rachelle J. Christensen and Connie E. Sokol
$25 Giveaway
Enter to win an Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 5/1/15
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. 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. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by readinglight.com. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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