Sunday, May 31, 2015

{Release Blitz w/ #GIVEAWAY} Dear Diary by M.B. Feeney

The brilliant and loving Mich Feeney has joined the Magic of Books Promotions team. Her talents and expertise will shoot the promotional company into the stars and beyond. To help welcome her into the family, as owner of the company, I present the newest book of the author and friend she has become to me.


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Born and bred in the UK, Holly is getting the chance of a lifetime—six weeks abroad. The Kings, a host family in the US, have invited her to stay with them and get a chance to experience life as an American. When she discovers that the King family includes two teenage boys, will she be glad she came or ready to hightail it back across the pond?

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M. B. Feeney is an army brat who finally settled down in Birmingham, UK with her other half, two kids and a dog. Currently at university studying for her BA (Hons) in primary teaching, she procrastinates on her assignments by listening to music of all genres and trying to get ‘just one more paragraph’ written on whichever WIP is open. She is also a serious doodler and chocoholic. Writing has been her one true love ever since she could spell, and publishing is the final culmination of her hard work and ambition.

Her publishing career began with two novellas, and she currently has multiple projects under way whilst Honour, a compilation of her own military based shorts, was released in November 2013 and her short novel, The One That Got Away was released February 2015. Always having something on the go can often lead to block which eventually gets dissolved by good music and an even better book.

Her main reason for writing is to not only give her readers enjoyment, but also to create a story and characters that stay with readers long after the book is finished, and possibly make someone stop and think “what if...”


I've only just met Mich, but I already see a lifelong friend. Her talents go far beyond writing. She's a thankless mother of two, a loving woman to her soulmate and is always thinking of her friends before herself. Maybe that's one of the reasons she's gone into teaching; a chance to shape the young minds of our future writers. I'm so excited to spend time with a generous and loving personality like hers and to learn and grow from her wealth of expertise. My life will never be the same now that you have entered my life.



Hmm, a personal testimony about Mich (M.B. Feeney) . . . Where to start! Shall I do this like a Best Man speech? Yeah, why not
*pouts that I don’t have a glass of bubbly to toast this awesome girl*

Well, I first ‘met’ Mich quite a few years ago. I can't remember the exact details, but knowing us two, we were probably up to no good. It was online, of course, but that didn’t stop us! We grew close as friends and then we cemented our friendship by meeting up in person. It was at a Twilight convention (don’t groan, it was a fun weekend! Lol).

Here’s what I’ve learned and loved about Mich over the years:

She is fiercely loyal to her friends and family. No matter what, she’s there. No matter what she’s going through herself, she’s there for her friends.

She has a slight music addiction (which we share). I’ve lost count on the artists we’ve talked about over the years lol.

She also adores her cowboy boots (The Boots Stay on!) I swear this addiction was brought on by Jackson Rathbone, but it’s not like I’d complain. Have you seen that man on stage? Phew!

She loves 1 Direction *coughs* Louis *coughs*

She is one hell of a kick arse author! Have you read her books? Damn, this girl can write! She sticks to normal men! Nope, there’s not a billionaire arsehole in sight, thank God!

She’s training to be a teacher. Now, props to her, because being in a classroom of 30+ kids all day . . . nah lol.

But the thing I love about Mich is this. She’s Mich. She puts on no front. What you see is what you get and that’s quite rare in an author. She hates putting herself out there. She hates pimping herself. She’ll bend over backwards for anyone, but ignores herself.

She is an awesome friend and I know that I can count on her for anything. I know she wants the publishing world to take her seriously, because she lives for books – reading and writing.

And Mich, when you get this, when you sit and read this . . . Thanks. Thanks for being such an amazing friend, an awesome author, and someone anyone can instantly love.

*raises cup of tea*

<3 JC Clarke


The moment I read M B Feeney’s first story, I knew I had discovered one seriously talented author. With a British flavour to each of her stories, M B builds strong, unique characters that draw the reader in until they can’t help but become invested. Her latest offering, Dear Diary (The Exchange Series Book 1) is no exception. A great start to what I anticipate will be a fantastic series.
When she’s not busy with writing, her studies and family commitments, M B Feeney is 100 percent committed to supporting the indie writing community. She has not only read and reviewed hundreds, if not thousands of stories over the years, she has always been there to lend an ear, shoulder, or hand any way she can for countless numbers of people.
On a personal level, I’ve known M B Feeney for well over 5 years. She is a true friend, mother, sister and confidante… a woman who is genuine, honest, and generous to a fault. (She is also quite partial to pear cider now and then too lol). She also encouraged me to take my first tentative step into the world of writing, and for that, I will be forever grateful. I can honestly say without a single doubt in my mind, that if it weren’t for one Ms M B Feeney, I would not have become a published author.

L J Harris.


With stories set in England that are witty yet quirky, M.B. Feeney has a way with words that’ll suck you right into her fictional worlds. I'm proud to call her friend.

<3 RE Hargrave

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Here are some ways you can stalk and learn about this warm hearted woman.


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I encourage all of you help welcome her to the Magic of Books family by purchasing one of her incredible books today.
(Purchase of any of MB's books can be used towards entries in the Rafflecopter)


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"Just Like in the Movies" is about to be rereleased with a new cover...signup today for the BLOG BLITZ on July 3, 2015.


Brought to you on behalf of MoB & all of MB Feeney's friends and family.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

{#GIVEAWAY Event} Summer School from Home Giveaway

Would you like to see your junior high or high school student excel in school? Do you ever feel like they spend September - November relearning what their teachers presented to them the previous year? Does your child's brain need to be engaged throughout the summer months?

If you answered YES to any of these questions then I have a solution for you... the Summer School from Home program created by Tiffany at, a new site built to help parents and teachers instruct young people in effective life long learning habits.

The Summer School from Home program features: 
  • 12 weeks worth of activities to engage your child all summer long (perfect for parents away at work all day!)
  • Assignments and tasks that are geared towards your child's interests
  • Project based learning
  • STEM principles with hands on labs & investigations throughout the summer
  • Local connections that help your child dig deeper into your local area's history and influence
In addition to offering a variety of core subject area activities including reading, math, writing, science & social studies, your child will also have the opportunity to spend time honing their skills in areas the modern classroom just doesn't have time to teach anymore, such as:
  • Organization & goal setting skills
  • Career & college research
  • Personal finance
  • Grammar & spelling
The full 12 week program is available for pre-order until June 1st at a limited 10% discount when you use code "presale" at check out. The $97 product will be available for normal purchase starting June 1st, but if you can't wait to get your hands on it, check out the first two weeks for free just by joining the TeachYourKidsToStudy email list here.

Ready for the giveaway? One lucky winner will receive the full 12 week Summer School from Home program - a $97 value - absolutely free. To enter you must be at least 18 years old. The giveaway will end June 17, 2015. To enter just fill out the rafflecopter form below. Any questions concerning the product or giveaway should be directed to: 

Good luck!

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{#GIVEAWAY Event} Deliciously Savvy's Tech & Gadget Giveaway ~ 2 Winners ~ Ends 6/12

Deliciously Savvy's Tech & Gadget Giveaway (2 Winners)


Deliciously Savvy Is Hosting a Giveaway for 2 Winners! It is all about Tech and Gadgets! Details Below! $553 ARV of prizes!

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Total Giveaway Value $553 ARV
1 Grand Prize Winner will receive 1 of EACH of the items listed above ($453 ARV)

A Lucky Second Place Winner will receive the Tekubox Waterproof Wireless Speaker & The Tens Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager Machine ($100 ARV)

And Now The Giveaway!!!

Giveaway Dates ~ 5/28 9AM EST until 6/12 9AM EST
Entrants must be 18 years old to enter and giveaway is open to US residents only.
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This giveaway will end at 9AM (EST) on 6/12/15!
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{Two for Thursday Blitz w/ #GIVEAWAY} Call Me Grim by Elizabeth Holloway and Into the Fire by Ashelyn Drake


Hello and welcome to this week’s Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T
presented by Month9books/Tantrum Books!

Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy,
and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles!
You just might find your next read!

This week, #T4T presents to you:

Call Me Grim by Elizabeth Holloway and
Into the Fire by Ashelyn Drake

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Call Me Grim
The truck should have turned Libbi Piper into a Libbi Pancake—and it would have, too, if Aaron hadn't shown up and saved her life. The problem? Aaron's the local Grim Reaper . . . and he only saved Libbi's life because he needs someone to take over his job. Now, Libbi has two days to choose between dying like she was supposed to, or living a lonely life as Death Incarnate. Talk about a rock and a hard place. And the choice goes from hard to sucktastic when her best friend shows up marked: condemned as a future murderer. Libbi could have an extra week to stop the murder and fix the mark . . . but only if she accepts Aaron's job as Reaper, trapping herself in her crappy town forever, invisible and inaudible to everyone except the newly dead. But, if she refuses? Her best friend is headed straight for Hell.
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Call Me Grim is humor, brilliance and a success altogether.” – Paula, Her Book Thoughts

“Okay, just the story line over all was GENIUS. I have NEVER EVER read a book like this before. It was just so original and plain awesome. MEGA props to the author. I'm still grinning from what I've read.”Rachelann, Goodreads Reviewer

“Call Me Grim is one of those books that you do not want to put down. At the same time there is something about it that makes you just want to savor it - you want to know what is going to happen next but at the same time you do not want it to end.” – Mike, Goodreads Reviewer


Elizabeth Holloway
Elizabeth Holloway is a maternity nurse living in Southern Pennsylvania with her two teen children and their pets, Bam-bam the dog and Tinkerbell the cat. In addition to nursing and writing, she’s also an avid reader, an artist, a karaoke singer, a music lover, and a kick-ass Pictionary player. Her debut YA novel, CALL ME GRIM, will be released from Month9Books in Fall 2014.
 Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Into the Fire
Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman’s life is a perfectly normal one until Logan Schmidt moves to Ashlan Falls. Cara is inexplicably drawn to him, but she’s not exactly complaining. Logan’s like no boy she’s ever met, and he brings out a side of Cara that she isn’t used to. As the two get closer, everything is nearly perfect, and Cara looks forward to the future.
But Cara isn’t a normal girl. She’s a member of a small group of people descended from the mythical phoenix bird, and her time is running out. Rebirth is nearing, which means she’ll forget her life up to this point—she’ll forget Logan and everything they mean to one another.. But that may be the least of Cara’s problems.
A phoenix hunter is on the loose, and he’s determined to put an end to the lives of people like Cara and her family, once and for all.
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“You witness a major loss to the main character that does not involve a death, and also fully understand just what is about to face the main character. It was such a hook for me and I just had to find out what would happen next.”Maria, The Paisley Reade

“I love finding series about unique paranormals, and Ashelyn Drake did a really good job with this one.”Michelle, Book Briefs

“Kelly Hashway aka Ashelyn Drake has created an impeccable story surrounded around mythology, romance, family and deceit.” Nay Denise, Nays Pink Bookshelf

Kelly Hashway
Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult romance author. While it’s rare for her not to have either a book in hand or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing set and there’s never a bad time for some dark chocolate. She is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

{#GIVEAWAYEvent} Juniors TMNT Pajama's Giveaway ~ 15 WINNERS ~ Ends 6/17

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I have loved TMNT since the 80's.  They're not just for boys anymore!

Welcome to the TMNT Juniors Pajamas Giveaway Event!

Richard Leeds International has come out with a line of cute and cheeky pajamas featuring everyone's 4 favorite turtles, just in time for summer sleepovers!
  Holly from Southern Mom Loves reviewed one of their designs here, check that out and then enter to win in this huge, mega-awesome giveaway!

There are 3 designs in PJ sets (tops and bottoms sold separately) and 3 dorm shirt designs, all featuring the lovable TMNT from Nickelodeon. You can find these PJs exclusively at Walmart in-store (you can find them in the sleepwear section) and online at!

15 WINNERS will each receive both a pair of PJs AND a Dorm Shirt from Richard Leeds International! Each winner will be sent a set of pajamas AND a dorm shirt in a randomly chosen TMNT design (shown above), in their size as they state it in the Giveaway Tools widget below.

Enter below, the odds are fantastic!

Giveaway begins on 5/27/15 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 6/17/15 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to residents of the US only.

Disclaimer: The participating blogs were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add to your whitelist. Richard Leeds International will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.

Contact Holly at if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.
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