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Fate’s Design Book Tour

Fate’s Design

Fate Series Book One

A summer vacation in Italy with her twin sister, Morgan, is just what Megan Romano needs. But instead of fun, wine, and relaxation, she finds unexpected romance. Alexandros DiPiero, a sexy and mysterious Italian businessman, falls for Megan the minute he lays eyes on her, but Megan knows it’s too good to be true.

Increasingly haunting dreams that warn of danger and destiny plague Megan’s every sleeping moment. As her nightmares become deadly and her love life heats up, Megan will come face to face with her worst fear.

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This tour will run from April 23rd and through May 31
Th Author is working with Promotional Book Tours to give away 3 Prizes for this tour – Grand Prize NOOK Simple Touch or Kindle Touch or $100 Gift Card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble (It’s the Winners Choice) Second Prize is a silver ‘Love’ Necklace, and third prize is an ecopy of Fate’s Design.

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Club Content Contest (2): Cherishing a Hotel Moment

Twisted Sense note: This is a contest entry – not written by me, but a contestant in the Club-Content running! Please see the links at the bottom of the post

Our last hotel visit was not for a vacation. It was a stop towards our new life in a new city in a new state. In August 2007, three months after we bought our first house, the housing bubble burst. We decided to have Riley thinking that we’d still be ok, however, we had to close our custom cabinet company about a year later.

Work was not easy to find in Florida since the construction industry was huge there. Work was especially hard to come by for someone who had been his own boss for over 10 years. We came by some unscrupulous companies and individuals that just wanted to hire cheap labor. The money coming in wasn’t paying the bills and with a baby on the way (wouldn’t you know it, I get pregnant and all hell breaks loose!), the added expenses were terrifying.

A few months before Riley turned one year old, we decided to look elsewhere for steady employment. I expected to move to North Florida, but North Georgia became the answer. A woodworking company in Summerville, Georgia needed an estimator, which was what my husband had been doing for years. Salary, benefits, vacations, it seemed wonderful! A week after Riley’s birthday, Chris went up there and was put up in an efficiency hotel until he could find a house to rent.

The two weeks we spent apart was the worst weeks of my life. Little did I know that the upcoming week in the efficiency was going to be just as bad! Imagine a fresh one year old in the tiniest square box you’ve ever seen. The hotels were pretty much up the side of a mountain, smack dab next to the main road coming into the city of Rome. There was no where in Summerville to live, so Rome was the nearest city south. There was no where for him to run or play or even to take a walk with his stroller. I would have usually relished in getting out to do the laundry, but there were no doors in the designated laundry area and my son likes to roam. We were out of that efficiency as fast as we could!

It was an emotional time for me. I was away from my family for the first time in a place where I didn’t know anyone. Chris had befriended the guy that stayed in the room next to us. I feel awful that I don’t remember his name now or what he did for a living. He was there with his company and he would go from city to city doing what ever hard labor was needed. When I pulled up to the hotel that first night, he helped bring everything up to the room that I had brought. He was a redneck for sure and I felt home again!

That next day was Easter Sunday. As we were getting ready to go to a new church, he went to the Dollar General next door and bought an Easter bunny (only pink ones left!) and some candy for Riley and placed it at our door. We didn’t know it was from him at that time, but he always kept his door open and we were able to ask him if he saw the person that put it there. Of course I cried right then! That was the kindest act of love I had witnessed from a stranger. I will never forget that day or ever get rid of that bunny!

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#bloghop #Giveaway: Latter-Day of the Dead by @kevinkrohn



The Hop!


Thank you to Walking on Bookshelves and Forbidden Passions Reviews for hosting this giveaway!  Check out the other blogs that are a part of this hop (links at the bottom of this post), too.  They’re each giving away a book (or books) of their own – lots to win!

My Giveaway!

Latter-Day of the Dead by Kevin Krohn

I’ve obviously gone on and on about this book, so I am eager to give it away to someone to enjoy it as much as I did.


Excerpt: Harrowing cries escaped the contorted faces of our flock. End of Days was a known truth but never a faced reality. Once the madness broke…we feared it would never subside.

From my review: At the end of the book I kept looking down at the progress bar and feeling very apprehensive and even a little anxious that the content was running out while the action and intensity was heating up. At the end I literally said out loud, “You did not end it there.”


Here’s Where You Win It:

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Follow Friday!

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

Q: What would your prefer: reading your favorite book over and over again until you got sick of it OR reading 100s of mediocre books? And why?

If I had to choose between these two scenarios, I would absolutely choose 100s of mediocre books. I am a fairly creative person, and I think, given ample free time, I would “re-write” the mediocre parts of the books in my mind and make them great. Now, I’m left with 100s of better-than-mediocre books (at least so far as my interests are concerned), and everybody wins!

Please follow me (over on the right) and leave a comment so that I can follow you!

Happy Friday!

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Wishlist Wednesday #1

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop conducted by Pen to Paper, where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

Wishlist Wednesday has a blog hop each week!  I am choosing one of the books that’s been on my wishlist a while, but which I’d love to actually get into my hands and read!


Before I Fall

by Lauren Oliver (Goodreads Author)  4.02 rating * 21,488 ratings * 4,291 reviews

What if you only had one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last.

The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death–and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.


What an overwhelmingly wonderful experience it could be to re-live the last day of our lives … not just once, but seven times!  The chance to say goodbye, to close up loose ends, to tell every person you love just how much you love them?  I love this idea, but am also wickedly terrified by it!  I love that all these feelings arise with just a preview!

I am fiercely intrigued by the description alone!  Add to it the wonderful rating  with a large number of readers it’s received, and it’s high high high on my t0-read list.

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