Wednesday, May 20, 2015

#Giveaway Lines That Rhyme Book #Kidsbooks #AuthorMarkTepper


I was asked to promote this giveaway on behalf of Mark Tepper. It is a sweet and fun book for young children to enjoy rhyming, riddles, and guessing games.

Lines That Rhyme is author Mark Tepper's first published work. This story is a collection of rhymes where children try to guess the answer of the rhyme by clues given throughout the book. Children use acquired knowledge to guess the answer before looking at the corresponding picture on the back of the page.
His book is written in both English and Spanish editions.



Author Mark Tepper is a busy man who works for Winthrop Hospital in New York and for the United States Postal Service. In his spare time he writes children's stories.  Mark Tepper is giving away to one lucky winner a copy of his book in paperback. Enter in the Rafflecopter below for your chance. Make sure to read all the rules in disclosure and good luck!

Disclosure:
This giveaway has been arranged by Away We Go Media on behalf of Mark Tepper who is responsible for this giveaway. Naila Moon of Reading Authors was asked to promote this giveaway and was compensated for this post.

This giveaway is open to US only ages 18+
. The giveaway will run from 5/20/15 at 12 Midnight MST through 6/3/15 at Midnight MST. There will be one winner and will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter.com. This giveaway is in no way endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media outlet.

NOTE: The first entry on the Rafflecopter is mandatory. You must enter your full address in order to be eligible for this giveaway. However, this sole entry does not constitute a win for you as you must enter at least one other entry. If you do not follow this rule you will be automatically disqualified. All entries will be verified. Your information will not be sold to any third party and only viewed and used by Away We Go Media for the purpose of the winners chosen.

Thank you for entering!
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Kid Lit Blog Hop #60 #KLBH #KidLitHop



Welcome to the 60th Kid Lit Blog Hop where we continue to develop a dynamic and engaged community of children's books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists. So, you are always more than welcome to join us by popping in a post and hopping around to meet some of your fellow Kid Lit bloggers and authors! This week, we are excited to be including a Goodreads Linky Party to be held in conjunction with the Kid Lit Blog Hop. These linky parties are designed to give you the opportunity to connect with and grow your network of fellow kid lit bloggers, authors, and parents through your various social media platforms.  

** Hello everyone. Just a quick post. Did you know that I keep a list of all the books I review? I do! If you want to find them you can click HERE or you can click on the tab above that says "book reviews."  If that is not enough, you can also find them on Goodreads (the link is below), Amazon, and Pinterest too. I love to read!
I like reading comment too. Hint, hint. ~Naila Moon**

Hostesses:

Mother Daughter Book Reviews

Julie Grasso, Author/ Blogger

Cheryl Carpinello, Author / Blogger

Stacking Books

BeachBoundBooks

Pragmatic Mom

Reading Authors

The Logonauts

A Book Long Enough

Spark and Pook

Happy Hopping everyone and enjoy the Hop!

Kid Lit Blog Hop
 

Kid Lit Blog Hop & Linky Party Rules *Please Read*

1. LINKY PARTY: Add the link to your Goodreads profile page in the Goodreads Linky Party list below. Be sure to visit at least the two links directly before yours as well as your hosts' Goodreads pages. Be sure to friend or follow some folks with similar interests and like any reviews that catches your eye. If you do not have a Goodreads profile, you are welcome to link up a different social media profile (Pinterest, Facebook, etc.). 2. KID LIT BLOG HOP: Link up any Kid Lit related post in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. This can be a link to a children’s book review, a discussion about children’s literature/literacy, or a post on a recently-read children’s book or one that you love from your childhood.
* Don't link directly to your blog, it must be a specific post.*
* For Authors, we prefer you to link to your blog if you have one. Please link unique posts each time ~ no repeats please. *
* Make sure you include an image relevant to the POST (e.g., book cover), not your blog button or photo of yourself.*
* Feel free to link more than one post.*
3. KID LIT BLOG HOP: Please visit AT LEAST the TWO LINKS from the Kid Lit Blog Hop directly ahead of your own and leave them some love in the form of a comment. We are trying to build a community of bloggers, readers, parents, authors, and others who are as passionate about children’s literature as we are so please CONNECT and follow any or all of the blogs that interest you! 4. If you like, grab the button above and put it somewhere on your blog, preferably the post you're linking up. If you'd prefer, you can just add a text link back to this Hop so that others can find it and check out all these great book links! 5. It would really help us get the word out about the Kid Lit Blog Hop if you would be so kind as to tweet, share, and spread the word about the Hop!

Happy Hopping!

 

GOODREADS LINKY PARTY

(***Please do not link a blog post here - see below for the Kid Lit Blog Hop***)


KID LIT BLOG HOP

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

#Review:The Bridges of Paris by Michael Saint James #coffeetablebooks, #photography

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Summary:
Bridges of Paris is a large-format coffee-table book, with over 350 original color photographs, which casts new illumination on the City of Light. The 37 bridges over the Seine River emerge as beautiful, historic destinations rather than unnoticed thoroughfares. The book features stunning portraits of each bridge as well as intimate riverside moments. Once you've experienced this river tour, you will never see Paris the same way again.


My review:
I was so shocked when I received this book. It was incredibly huge, this is not your everyday coffee table book! However, I was not in the least disappointed. First of all, who does not like Paris and the romance of the city. I know I do and hope to visit there some day.

I loved that the author immersed himself in the culture by photographing something that most people would not think to photograph, the bridges. The photos were incredibly vibrant and drew me in to the scenes of each one. He captivated them with an eye that only he probably could do.

I loved that he included history in the book and his own unique perspective. I enjoyed that the book was done by location as well. Now, I want to go see what he saw.

This book will be sitting on my coffee table for a long time so that others can enjoy it too.

5 stars for a beauty to behold!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100 % my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon


Where to find the author:
Mikepublicity190
Living as a Parisian for a year, author Michael Saint James left his American lifestyle and spent his days and nights capturing images from over, on, beside and under the bridges of Paris. With over 30 years experience as a photographer, educator and world traveler, Michael immersed himself in French culture to search out his authentic artist self. The result is a visual treasure to share with everyone.

Michael Saint James’ artistic pursuits include award-winning book design, film editing, and sound recording, as well as his first love, photography. Saint James is a world traveler, having visited more than 50 countries - doing everything from photographing penguins in Antarctica to trekking the Himalayas.

As an educator with California teaching credentials, he has taught media production and technology arts as well as photography, art history and visual storytelling. He is an expert speaker on Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. Indeed, he walked in Vincent Van Gogh’s footsteps through the Netherlands, Belgium, and France in order to immerse himself in that troubled master’s vision.

The father of two grown children, Saint James once owned a café in Berkeley, California. He has bicycled from Las Vegas to Washington, D.C. and is rumored to play a mean blues harmonica.



Connect with Michael:  Website Twitter  ~  Pinterest

Saturday, May 16, 2015

#Giveaway: $100 Amazon Gift Card from author, Sally Ann Melia

KIDNAP: Part 1 of Guy Erma and The Son of Empire goes on sale today! Read on for more info on how to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Disclosure: I was asked to promote this giveaway on behalf of the author. I have received no compensation of any kind for this post. ~Naila Moon



Thursday, May 14, 2015

#Review: Kidnap (Guy Erma and the Son of Empire) (Volume 1) by Sally Ann Melia #YABooks



Summary:
I don’t want to go… Do I have to go? 13-year-old Teodor knows his duty to the memory of his father and his kingdom, he must help those less fortunate than himself. He must also impress his uncle the Emperor if he is ever to become the Son of Empire. A frightening nightmare fills him with foreboding, but still he must go - into the Dome. 13-year-old Guy Erma lives in the shadow of the Dome, he has no father and no mother and his future is uncertain, he must start earning a living soon. He knows not where he will live or even how he will eat, and his only dream is to be accepted in the military academy - at the heart of the Dome. Two boys as different as any two boys might be. One act of cruelty will throw their lives together, but who dare they trust? Guy Erma and the Son of Empire is a new three-part young adult thriller series, set a long time ago on a planet far far away. The Empire of Freyne is a newcomer to the United Races. As a developing race, the Freyne and their thirteen planets empire is of interest to the many other galactic races and aliens, not all of this interest is friendly. So the Dome Elite is a force of space marines whose defensive actions and adventures defend Freyne and its neighbours from hostile alien pirates and allow the inhabitants to sleep soundly at night. To be a part of the Dome Elite, you need to master the maths and technology associated with space warfare and also to be fierce fighter who can fight in confined spaces with short sharp blades

My review:
It took me awhile to get into this book, truth is, I never really did. The beginning started out intriguing but then quickly turned to a confusing bit of menagerie. Again, it took a bit to understand what was going on.

I felt that the scenes jumped in so quickly that the reader could not understand or picture this new world. It is not that it was not imaginative, oh no, the author is brilliant in that regard. However, she begins to build this world and new words from the very beginning leaving the reader to scratch their head. I did eventually find a glossary at the end but by then, I was done and it felt useless at that point.

I will say on a more positive note that again, the author is imaginative. It is quite difficult to put a whole new world together and that did impress me. I also liked the few illustrations that were included in the book. They looked almost 3-D like.

This is the first of a trilogy but I suppose this book is just not for me. This book is targeted for the YA genre and I am sure they will like it. 
I give the book 3 stars.

Disclosure: I was given a Kindle copy of this book for my open and honest opinion. I was also compensated with an Amazon card for the post. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ with yours. ~Naila Moon


Where to find the author:

Biography


S A Melia is an English SF writer, SF author and SF storyteller based in Surrey, UK.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Michael Phillip Cash's Mother's Day #Giveaway...$25 Paypal Cash & A Bag of Candy


Mom's work really hard all year long to keep their family going. Whether Mom's work within the home or out, they are the pulse that keeps life running along.

Michael Phillip Cash has a fantastic working Mom who loves him and his brother a ton.They are a trio that rely on each other. His Mom talks about them HERE


Michael Phillip Cash is celebrating Mom's everywhere by teaming up with Instacandi.com so you could possibly give your Mom a great present to celebrate all she does.



Enter below for a chance to win $25 Paypal and some candy from Instacandi.com Your Mom will certainly love it!

About Michael Phillip Cash:
Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing and found footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.

Disclosure:
This giveaway is arranged by Away We Go Media on behalf of Carole P. Roman who is responsible for prize shipment. Naila Moon of Reading Authors has been asked to promote this giveaway and has been compensated for this post.

The giveaway is open to US.
It begins on May 9 at 12AM MST through May 24, 2015 at 12AM MST.
This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media outlet. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

#KidBlogHop Number 59 #KLBH

Kid Lit Blog Hop

Welcome to the 59th Kid Lit Blog Hop where we continue to develop a dynamic and engaged community of children's books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists. So, you are always more than welcome to join us by popping in a post and hopping around to meet some of your fellow Kid Lit bloggers and authors! 

This week, we are excited to be including a Pinterest Linky Party to be held in conjunction with the Kid Lit Blog Hop. These linky parties are designed to give you the opportunity to connect with and grow your network of fellow kid lit bloggers, authors, and parents through your various social media platforms.  


** Hello everyone! The A-Z Challenge is over and I missed it on this blog by two reviews. However, never fear, I still have those two reviews and will certainly be sharing them with you in the next couple of days. I was rather MIA in April but hope to be back on track. I invite you to check out all of my reviews for April as there were some really awesome books and authors. You can always find all reviews I do in the tab up above too. 

Since I do have your attention, I thought I would share a photo I took of my 5 year old grand-daughter this week. She is "reading" a book that I did not review yet. I love this! Share some photos of you or your kid's reading and I will feature them on my fan page and tag you in it on Facebook. Happy Hopping!**


Children's Book Week Kindle Fire (Kids Edition) Giveaway

If you haven't entered yet, be sure to check out the Children's Book Week Kindle Fire, Kids Edition Tablet giveaway hosted by Mother Daughter Book Reviews where you can enter to win a brand new Kindle Fire HD 7", Kids Edition tablet + a $50 Amazon gift card to buy some new books (can substitute a $200 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash). This giveaway is open worldwide and ends May 31, 2015. No purchase necessary. Just click the image below to take you there.

  Children's Book Week Kindle Kids Edition Giveaway 2015

On to the Hop...

Hostesses:

Mother Daughter Book Reviews

Julie Grasso, Author/ Blogger

Cheryl Carpinello, Author / Blogger

Stacking Books

BeachBoundBooks

Pragmatic Mom

Music Teaching and Parenting

Reading Authors

The Logonauts

A Book Long Enough

Spark and Pook

Happy Hopping everyone and enjoy the Hop!

 

Kid Lit Blog Hop & Linky Party Rules *Please Read*

1. LINKY PARTY: Add the link to your Pinterest profile page in the Pinterest Linky Party list below. Be sure to visit at least the two links directly before yours, say hello and repin something that catches your eye and follow folks as per your interests. If you do not have a Pinterest profile, you are welcome to link up a different social media profile (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). 2. KID LIT BLOG HOP: Link up any Kid Lit related post in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. This can be a link to a children’s book review, a discussion about children’s literature/literacy, or a post on a recently-read children’s book or one that you love from your childhood.
* Don't link directly to your blog, it must be a specific post.*
* For Authors, we prefer you to link to your blog if you have one. Please link unique posts each time ~ no repeats please. *
* Make sure you include an image relevant to the POST (e.g., book cover), not your blog button or photo of yourself.*
* Feel free to link more than one post.*
3. KID LIT BLOG HOP: Please visit AT LEAST the TWO LINKS from the Kid Lit Blog Hop directly ahead of your own and leave them some love in the form of a comment. We are trying to build a community of bloggers, readers, parents, authors, and others who are as passionate about children’s literature as we are so please CONNECT and follow any or all of the blogs that interest you! 4. If you like, grab the button above and put it somewhere on your blog, preferably the post you're linking up. If you'd prefer, you can just add a text link back to this Hop so that others can find it and check out all these great book links! 5. It would really help us get the word out about the Kid Lit Blog Hop if you would be so kind as to tweet, share, and spread the word about the Hop!

Happy Hopping!

 

PINTEREST LINKY PARTY

(***Please do not link a blog post here - see below for the Kid Lit Blog Hop***)


KID LIT BLOG HOP