Saturday, November 1, 2008

Zenni Optical ~ High Quality Eyeglasses starting at $8!


I started wearing glasses around 6th grade. I probably needed them sooner, but hey I was vain and didn't want glasses. I was able to get by with wearing them only when we had boardwork to do for several years. By high school though, my eyes got a lot worse. At this point in my life, my prescription is at a whopping -7.5. I get an eye exam about every 2 years (all insurance will cover), and my eyes still get worse at every visit.

With the economy buying contacts has gotten so expensive, as well as eyeglasses. One way of saving some money is by having my eye doctor just give me my prescription. Then I can order my glasses online at the best price. I tend to stick to the same style glasses, so finding them online is easy. Actually my last 2 prescription changes, I bought the exact same pair.

Zenni Optical is one of the great priced eyeglass e-tailers I have found. They have glasses starting at only $8! They offer a huge range of styles and prices. Zenni has a huge selection of frames ~ with single vision lens, bifocal lens, sunsensor (potochromic) lens, tinted sunglasses lens and progressive lens. Plus they have men's classic, women's fashion, goggles and more. They just got in a huge new shipment, so if you haven't checked them out in ahile, head on over!

So, how do they keep prices so low? They sell only their own manufactured frames direct to the customer. That means no middlemen. Plus they use virtually no advertising budget. Ordering is very easy. The site is very easy to navigate. Just check out the left sidebar, you will see that all of your questions will be answered there.

Have you ever ordered prescription eyeglasses online?

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween ~

Here is my little angel , check out the tutu! It was the first one I completed all the way, lol.

My oldest went to school partially dressed this morning as a Broken Doll. She decided around 8pm last night, so I totally was not prepared at all for it. We just died her hair black last night, the very top is strawberry blond. We normally do half & half, but for Halloween she wanted more black.
This is her Vampira costume & the reason for her wanting more black.
See how short the outfit is. She has a black capri legging unitard from dance last year on so I could get the pictures. I guess it will fit my 7 year old next year for sure.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

It's Devils Night, I mean Angels Night

Do you have Devils Night by you? It actually isn't Devil's Night anymore, it was changed to Angel's Night in 1995. However, we are still warned to bring in pumpkins, put out lights & check out our windows every so often.

I thought Devil's Night was something that always existed along with Halloween, so found it funny a few years ago when it is mainly a Michigan thing (um, Detroit thing)

Devil's Night is a long-standing tradition predating World War II, with anecdotal incidents occurring as early as the 1930s. Traditionally, youths in Detroit engaged in a night of criminal behavior, which usually consisted of acts of vandalism (such as throwing eggs at the homes of neighbors, scribbling on windows with bar soap, or stringing toilet paper in trees). These were almost exclusively petty vandalism acts, causing little to no property damage other than perhaps a damaged mailbox or eggs hardening on windows. These acts still go on today.

However, in the early 1970s a dark side of this holiday emerged and the vandalism escalated to more severe acts such as arson. This primarily took place in the city but surrounding suburbs were not entirely immune. Property owners unable to sell in the rapidly declining Detroit city housing market would use this night as an excuse to burn down their homes to collect insurance money. These incidents were blamed on Devil's Night hooligans, greatly adding to the notoriety of the night.

The crimes became more destructive in Detroit's inner-city neighborhoods, and included hundreds of acts of arson and vandalism every year. The destruction reached a peak in the mid- to late-1980s, with more than 800 fires set in 1984, and 500 to 800 fires in the three days and nights before Halloween in a typical year. After a brutal Devil's Night in 1994, then new mayor Dennis Archer promised city residents arson would not be tolerated. In 1995, Detroit city officials organized and created Angel's Night on and around October 29-31. Each year as many as 50,000 volunteers gather to patrol neighborhoods. They also started youth curfews in the city as early as 6 P.M. are instituted on the days before Halloween. Former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick had kept this program up in force since taking office in 2002. I remember hating that curfew as a teenager, lol.

There are similar things around the world. In Merseyside, UK, the evening is known as Mizzy Night (short for mischief night).

Devil's night may also have ties to the German "Hexennacht," or Witches Night (also known as Freinacht). Hexennacht is celebrated on the night of April 30th into the morning of May 1 and is beloved by children of all ages as a time to engage in pranks and mischief.

Devil's Night is now becoming popular in Ireland (where it is more commonly called Mischief Night), where youths are out of school for the week around Halloween. Many of the nights running up to October 31 are used by youths to commit acts of vandalism.

The name Devil's Night, Mischief Night or Hell Night is used in parts of the eastern U.S. and Canada, although the acts are generally less destructive and violent than those committed in Detroit. A survey done in the United States shows the comparative popularity of various names for this night around the country. In parts of Quebec, it is known as Mat Night, as stealing doormats was a common prank in earlier times.

In other places, Devil's Night is called Cabbage Night, with youths committing vandalism and smashing the pumpkins of neighbors and ruining decorations, Gate Night, and Corn Night.

On the last day of Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark concert-goers torch the tents surrounding the area, even if they're not their own. This day is called "Hell Night".

Devil's Night also was an important part of the 1994 film Crow.

Photo ~ My daughters ballet class is only 2 girls. It just happened that Cami was an Angel and the other girl was a Devil. Everyone was coming up asking if we planned it, but we didn't. Very cute!

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Review & Giveaway ~ Pillsbury Savorings

Pillsbury Savorings Flaky Pastry Bites feature warm, flaky pastry dough wrapped around tasty fillings and come in three varieties; cheese and spinach, buffalo style chicken and mozzarella and pepperoni. They are easy to prepare (just 20 minutes in the oven) and are the perfect accompaniment to a glass of wine.

I was sent two of these great wine bags, one to try out and one to give away. I chose the Pepperoni Pillsbury Savorings for my husband and girls to try out (I don't eat meat).

They are really simple to prepare, like everything else that Pillsbury makes! My girls actually enjoyed them and my husband really liked them a lot. You can find them in your freezer section. I'd like to have them try the buffalo style chicken next. Nobody in my family is a spinach fan, but if you like it at all, I bet these would be good!

Now on to the giveaway. Included is a beautiful gift bag which includes a wood wine bottle topper, a box of wine charms, a bottle opener, a wine and food guide, a stampable wine tag and an appetizer plate that also holds your wine glass. You also will get a coupon for a free box of Pillsbury Savorings! You can have your choice of a Red bag or a Green bag.

To enter just tell me which one you want to try first. Contest will end November 8th at midnight. This isn't too heavy, so I will ship anywhere that can use this manufacturer coupon. Not sure how that works. If you can't use the coupon and still want to enter ~ if you win, I can just draw a second name for the coupon only. Just let me know either in the comments or when I notify you.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Review ~ Bella Sara Trading Cards ~ Baby Bella


I discovered Bella Sara about a year ago. As soon as I saw these adorable Horse trading cards, I knew my youngest (age 6 at the time) would love them. Not only are the trading cards beautiful, but each card can be activated in the Virtual Bella Sara World.

For Christmas, I bought my daughter a box of trading cards and two boxes that contained a plush horse and a trading card pack. She had so much fun entering all her cards in, taking care of her horses, and fixing up the horses stables and cottage.

You can join Bella Sara for free. They do give you one horse to take care of plus horseshoes (their online currency). The only way to get spending money though is to enter codes, once you use up your initial free money you would have to buy some cards. You can also purchase horseshoes online for as low as $5.00. If you are unsure, I recommend letting your daughter play with the free horse and see how she likes it. I did this with my oldest and she was happy playing with just the free horse or hijacking her sisters account :)

I got a surprise package in the mail from Team Mom recently that contained some of the brand new Baby Bella foals trading cards. I was ecstatic because Cami loves this game so much. On November 6th, the website is kicking off a 10 day celebration where kids can qualify for daily prizes, print off babies birth certificate, read stories and get access to special codes and more.

Each pack of cards comes with 7 trading cards. One thing that I really enjoy with all of the Bella Sara cards is that each card/horse offers a positive, inspirational message. My daughter loves reading the messages, she will go through all her horses reading each message. It is really fun watching her because not only is she practicing her reading skills, but she is soaking up tons of positive words. The messages just make the fantasy horses that much more beautiful.

Bella, is the icon of the brand. She is a legendary horse in North of North. She will also appear as a teacher, nurturing the young foals. Adding the babies to the Bella Sara follows the recent June Launch of the Bella Sara Magical Friends card set. This recent set introduced more then 70 whimsical, lifelong companions that were paired with Bella Sara horses.

I really cannot say enough good things about Bella Sara. If you have a horse fan, these are a must have. The card packs alone, retail for $2.99. I believe last year I paid around 10.99 for the box & $13.99 for the plush/pack. The packs make a great stocking stuffer. I loved non-sport trading cards when I was younger. These have to be one of the best out there offered for girls in my opinion. You can find the entire Bella Sara collection throughout North America at Barnes and Noble, Blockbuster, Borders, Justice, Kmart, Target, Toys R Us and Walmart. You can also find them at regional chains, booksellers, toy, hobby and equestrian shops. I purchased mine at Meijer.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I'd like to thank ... Awards Won

Wow, I actually won a couple awards. It really makes you feel good!


I was giving the Brillante Weblog award from Loreen's Scrap Space and My Name's not "Mom"

There are some easy rules that go with the award and here they are:

1. Post the logo on your blog.

2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.

3. Nominate 7 other worthy bloggers.

4. Add links to their blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blog

This is really hard, I read tons & tons of blogs. Here are some that I'd like to give this award to~

I received the I Big red puffy heart your blog award from Mary @ Adventures in Mommyland. Thank you so much Mary! Now I get to choose 5 blogs to award this to.


If you have been nominated feel free to pass this award on to 5 of your favorite blogs. Thanks again Mary, I truly appreciate it!



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Giveaway ~ AuPairCare Live-in Childcare Application

AuPairCare has been assisting families since 1989 in finding the best live in child care available. Welcoming an au pair from another country not only gains you superior childcare assistance, but you also expand your child's horizons by introducing them to new languages, cultures and traditions.

Very affordable ~

For about $300 a week, your children will benefit from personalized attention in the familiar surroundings of their own home. Unlike nannies and daycare centers, the cost of an au pair is the same regardless of number of children.


If you are interested in applying for this service, I have a code that waives the application fee. This is about a $300 savings. Just comment that you are interested.

Thanks to Mom Select for this opportunity.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Bitten by Books Huge Giveaway

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Welcome to the Bitten by Books Haunted Bloggy Carnival Spooktacular event! The carnival starts at 8:00 am Central time October 27th ALL WEEK and ends on November 2nd at 11:59 pm Pacific time. Comments will be enabled at that time so you won’t be able to post until then. ;)

The winners will be contacted and announced sometime the week of the 3rd. You will have to give us some time to sort through all of the hundreds of entries. Thanks for your patience on this.

Hang on to your seats and keyboards because we have a line up of prize contributions like we have never seen before. Right now we have over $3700.00 in prizes up for grabs!! AND another $2330.00 in prizes at our sister site Weird Stuff In My Desk! Check those prizes out here: http://weirdstuffinmydesk.com/?p=176. If we don’t have enough prizes for your blood, remember to visit all of the other participating blogs at the main Bloggy Carnival page here.

Keep checking back here, because the list will GROW eerily larger as more companies join in on the Haunted Blog Carnival fun! If you would like to contribute a prize and promote your books or business, please email us through our CONTACT FORM.

Now I bet you are wondering just how you can win some of this spectacular loot! There are a TON of ways to win. Do to different states laws you MUST be 18 to enter. You do NOT have to have a blog to participate.

OH!! and if you like FREE STUFF, be sure to stop by our Freeibies Page!

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CONTEST INFO

Readers, here’s how to enter the contest. You can do ONE OR ALL of these things, and each one will give an additional entry and thus MORE chances to win. Check next to each contributors page to see if there are MORE ways you can get chances win.

1. Join the NEW Bitten By Books Community and start a page to talk about all things paranormal fiction! Meet authors, join in on upcoming contests an more! You can have your own blog where you can post about THIS contest (and that gets you an entry). You can start groups and chat in our forums as well as participate in live chat. Best of all it is FREE. Paranormal authors come and start fan page for yourself! Here’s the link! Sign up and join in the fun!
http://bittenbybooks.ning.com/
You get 10 additional entries for joining our community!

2. SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter here on the right hand side of the site. You MUST verify your subscription via the email the site will send you. Unverified subscribers will not be entered into the contest. This option is for new subscribers only.

3. Post this blog post in it’s entirety with a link to our contest on your blog, groups, forums or websites and you will be given FIVE additional entries to win for EACH place you post. You MUST post the links where you have shared the info in one response here in this thread. The more places you post the event, the more entries you get, so spread the word! NOTE: Don’t worry if your post doesn’t show up right away or you get an error message, the spam filter on the site will catch it if there are too many links. I will approve your posts so no need to worry, if this happens please don’t post your list multiple times. Check back later in the week to see if it is up.

4. Make a purchase between 10/27-11/2 from ANY or all of the retailers / book sellers participating on our page (see list below) and send us a copy of the receipt for your purchase to: racoo.smith @ gmail.com (no spaces) for an additional FIVE entries. You get entries for every purchase you make. Be SURE to put BBB Contest Entry in the subject line so it doesn’t get lost in our spam filter. NOT valid on past purchases.

5. Check every contributor’s prize listing below for a way to gain additional entries. This is an easy way to get more chances and really increase your chances to WIN!

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Be sure to mention that you are friending us for this contest so we know to enter you! ;)

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10. Twitter the URL for this event throughout the week: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=1526

11. Add Bitten by Books to your blog roll or links page: http://bittenbybooks.com if you leave our link up permanently you will always be entered into our contests automatically. Just be sure to stop by each contest we hold and leave the link to where it is.

12. Invite ALL of your friends! If your fiends come and post here and say you sent them, they get TWO entries and you get TWO entries! They have to tell us who you are so we know who to give the entries to. You can invite as many people as you want and get all the extra entries!

13. Read through the Bitten by Books blog and find your favorite review and come back here and post the LINK to it. One favorite review per contestant please.

Be sure you leave a valid email and your name AND COUNTRY when posting here so we can contact you if you are the winner. We will contact the winners and request your first/last name and a valid email which we will give to the retailer whose prize you have one. It is up to the individual retailers to award your prizes. If we do not hear back from winners within one week of contacting you, you prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen. We reserve the right to delete any inappropriate or inflammatory remarks or comments. Bitten by Books is NOT liable for prizes that are not delivered, awarded or lost in the mail. It is the sole responsibility of each contributor to honor their prize obligation.

And last but certainly not least A BIG thank you to our fabulous contributors!!

Here is the list of AMAZING prizes you are trying to win!

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The GRAND PRIZE up for grabs this time around is a brand NEW Compaq iPAQ 3955 Color Pocket PC!!! Valued at $400.00!!

Been craving a way to read all of those awesome e-books out on the market? Well, enter to win this baby the week of October 27-31st, and your dreams may come true. This amazing prize has been contributed by the multi-talented author Ciana Stone. Visit her website today http://www.cianastone.com/ and be sure to sign up for her other contest. This site does contain adult content and you must be 18 to enter. Ciana is willing to ship this prize within the US and Internationally! *** For an additional contest entry go to Ciana’s site, find the book gallery. Pick a title you would like to read and then come back and post a LINK to that book’s page here. Only one book choice is necessary.

Hachette Book Group - 5 sets of the following TEN books (5 winners win all ten titles). Shipping to the US and Canada, NO P.O. Boxes please. Valued at $764.50
THE HERETIC’S DAUGHTER By Kathleen Kent
ISOLATION By Travis Thrasher
THE 13 BEST HORROR STORIES OF ALL TIME By Leslie Pockell
THE MONSTERS: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein By Dorothy Hoobler , Thomas Hoobler
THE MYRTLES PLANTATION: The True Story of America’s Most Haunted House By Frances Kermeen
GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS: True Stories of America’s Haunted Inns and Hotels By Frances Kermeen
THE TERROR By Dan Simmons
DRACULA By Bram Stoker
WHEN GHOSTS SPEAK: Understanding the World of Earthbound Spirits By Mary Ann Winkowski
THE HISTORIAN By Elizabeth Kostova
http://www.hachettebookgroupusa.com/
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Hachette Book Group site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.

Sue Durkin - An incredible prize package including a 1 hour intuitive consultation worth $80.00 and a copy of her book worth $14.95 to TWO winners. Valued at $189.90. Will ship the book internationally. I can do a long distance call 24/7 in the USA and Canada. International readings will have to be in email or messaging, unless they wish to call her.
http://rebootyourlife.suesunshine.com/
“I do intuitive readings/consultations and I am the author of Life is Like Making Chocolate Chip Cookies.”
*** For an additional contest entry go Sue’s site, find the services page. Pick a service you would like to have and then come back and post a LINK to that page here and tell us which service package you wish you could have. Only one choice is necessary.

Marr Williams - $130.00 credit towards a blog customization. International customers welcome.
http://www.13pumpkins.com/
“Web and graphic design company that specializes in small business blogs and web sites.”
*** For an additional contest entry go Marr’s site, find the portfolio page. Pick your favorite design and then come back and post a LINK to that page here. Only one choice is necessary.

Melissa Alvarez - $100.00 gift certificate good for a reading at her website. for any reading or service that I offer. It can be used in any combination - ten single questions or one general reading and a yes/no question etc.
http://melissaa.com/a-psychic-haven/
*** For an additional contest entry go Melissa’s site, find the store page. Pick a service you would like to have and then come back and post a LINK to that page here AND tell us which service you wish you could have. Only one choice is necessary.

Aspen Mountain Press - $100.00 in gift certificates to their online site. 4 winners will be drawn each will win a $25.00 gift certificate.
http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/
“Adventure, Mystery, Passion”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Aspen Mountain Press site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.

Mundania Press - 4 $25 gift certificates for the Mundania Press site. Four winners.
http://www.mundania.com/
“Science fiction, fantasy, and horror from talented authors.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Mundania Press site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Bitten by Books Review Staff - 2 electronic copies of the epic story “Nothing But Red”. This is not a paranormal story, but it is a book with a collection of stories that impacts women worldwide. The review team of BBB would like to spread the word about this important work and encourage each of you to purchase your own print or e-book copy of “Nothing But Red” in support of woman and ultimately humankind. About the book:
“In April 2007, a group of men pulled seventeen-year-old Du’a Khalil Aswad into a mob. They proceeded to stone and beat her to death, a supposed “honor” killing for allegedly falling in love with a man of a different faith. Several camera phones recorded the entire incident from the front row, and videos later surfaced online. One month later, popular filmmaker Joss Whedon expressed his despair and outrage at the misogyny in all cultures on a fan-run blog. “Because it’s no longer enough to be a decent person,” he wrote. “It’s no longer enough to shake our heads and make concerned grimaces at the news. True enlightened activism is the only thing that can save humanity from itself. I’ve always had a bent towards apocalyptic fiction, and I’m beginning to understand why. I look and I see the earth in flames. Her face was nothing but red.” The arts anthology Nothing But Red was conceived as a way to raise both awareness of the issues he spoke of, as well as money for the charity Equality Now.” Buy the book here: http://stores.lulu.com/nothingbutred
If you purchase a copy of this book and send us the reciept, you will get TWENTY additional entries!

Lyda’s Pen - Contributing Three Prizes -1 Sterling Silver Necklace Heart - Valued at $20.00, 1 Sterling Silver Pair of Earrings with Matching Necklace Valued at $40.00 and a prize package including 1 Sterling Silver Necklace, Rectangle Turquoise Stone with Christine Feehan’s Book “Deadly Game” valued at $27.99. US shipping only
http://lydaspen.wordpress.com/
“Lyda’s Poison Pen, where the Pen is mightier than the sanity.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Lyda’s Blog and pick your favorite post, then come back and post a LINK to that post here. Only one choice is necessary.

Bauble Bath - One Holiday Gift basket valued at $75.00 with 3 scrubs (Candy Cane, Sugar Plum, Gingerbread). We three Kings bauble set (3 scented with Frankincense and Myrh). Holiday Candy Bauble set ( 8 mini baubles in a variety of “candy” fragrances ), Snowmen and Penguin bath melts. 2 soaps in cinnamon and Honey almond and 3 Lip Balms. Shipping to the US and Canada.
http://baublebath.com/
“Thick Creamy scrubs as well as bath bombs in indulgent fragrances.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Bauble Bath site and pick any product you would like to own, then come back here and post a LINK to that product. Only one choice is necessary.

Minnette Meador - Autographed copies of four books! Including: Starsight Volume I, Starsight Volume II (epic fantasy), The Centurion & The Queen, and The Edge of Honor (historical romance - available December 2008). Valued at $75.00. US shipping only.
http://www.minnettemeador.com/
“My worlds…real or imagined…”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Minette’s site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Brenna Lyons - Brenna is offering PDF copies of every e-book release she has in 2009 to one winner (approx $50 value) and one signed print book of choice to a second winner (approx $15 value). Shipping to US and Canada only.
http://www.brennalyons.com/
“Brenna writes milieu-heavy dark fantasy, science fiction and horror books, straight genre through erotic romance; all winners of Brenna’s materials should be age 18 or over.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Brenna’s site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

M.J. Rose - Two sets of the Reincarnationist Series by bestselling author M.J. Rose, including a copy of THE REINCARNATIONIST (paperback edition) and THE MEMORIST (hardback edition). Two winners. Valued over $60.00. US shipping only.
http://mjrose.com/content/index.asp
“Gripping… Rose once again skillfully blends past and present with a new set of absorbing characters in a fascinating historical locale.” –Library Journal, starred review.
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to M.J.’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to the page and the book title. Only one book choice is necessary.

Dahlia Rose - A tote bag with an autographed copy of each of her books. Paradise Found, Velvet Leather and Roses, When Angels Falls, Sensual Bites and The Collettes Trilogy. Valued at $55.00. US shipping only.
http://www.thedecadenceofdahlia.com
“Bestselling Author of Contemporary Erotica”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Dahlia’s site and find her book page, then pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Bad Girlz Bath Co. - A $50.00 gift certificate to their online store. US shipping only.
http://badgirlzbath.com/
“We’re the Passionate bath & body company. Check us out. We’re NOT your mothers bath & body shop, We’re Lot’s more Fun!!”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Bad Girlz Bath site and pick any product you would like to own, then come back here and post a LINK to that product. Only one choice is necessary.

Kettlepot Soap - A $50.00 gift certificate to their online store. Shipping to US and Canada.
http://www.kettlepotsoap.com/
“There’s something magical about Kettlepot Soap! Natural, handcrafted products for skin care.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Kettle Pot Soap site and pick any product you would like to own, then come back here and post a LINK to that product. Only one choice is necessary.

Amanda Young - Gift Basket, including autographed copies of Missing in Action, Temperature’s Rising and other goodies, valued at $50.00. US shipping only
http://www.amandayoung.org/**Adult Content**
“Romance Without Inhibition”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Amanda’s site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

The Pen & Muse - 1 Apple IPod 1GB shuffle (winners choice in color).
http://thepenmuse.blogspot.com/
“The Pen & Muse blog is dedicated to writers who enjoy reading about a variety of things from new technology, book reviews, author interviews, and writing tips.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Pen & Muse Blog and pick your favorite post, then come back and post a LINK to that post here. Only one choice is necessary.

Katie Bug aka Domestic Diva - $20.00 Amazon.com Gift Card
http://katiebugdomesticdiva.blogspot.com/
“My own site where I post anything that pops into my head.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Katie Bug’s Blog and pick your favorite post, then come back and post a LINK to that post here. Only one choice is necessary.

Eternal Press - 3 Halloween e-books. Three winners will be drawn each will win a choice of one of their Halloween titles. Valued at $17.85.
http://www.eternalpress.ca/
“Eternal Press offers quality ebooks at an affordable price. We’re not just a publisher; we’re family.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Eternal Press site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.

Ann Tracy Marr - $15.00 Amazon.com Gift Card
http://www.anntracymarr.com/
“Romance with a splash of magic”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Ann’s site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post the name of that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Sidhe Na Daire - 1 eBook copy of Yesterday’s Dreams, 1 Autographed set of Yesterday’s Dreams and Tomorrow’s Memories and 1 eBook copy of Tomorrow’s Memories. Three prizes, three winners will be drawn. Valued at $44.00. US shipping only.
http://www.sidhenadaire.com/promoTM.htm
Celebrate the Launch of Danielle Ackley-McPhail’s Long-Awaited novel Tomorrow’s Memories, the sequel to Yesterday’s Dreams. Also, see webpage for details on how you could win a replica Scottish Claymore.
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Sidhe Na Daire site, find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Judith Rochelle - $25.00 Amazon.com Gift Card
http://www.judithrochelle.com/
“At my web site you’ll find sizzling romantic suspense”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Judith’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Desiree Holt - $25.00 gift certificate to Total-e-bound
http://www.desireeholt.com/**Adult Content**
“Visit Desiree and check out her hot erotic romance”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Desiree’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Diane McEntire - A prize package including a $20.00 Walmart Gift Card, t-shirt, cap, pen and other goodies. Valued at $30.00. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.dmcentire.com/ **Adult Content**
“Paranormal, Western, Action/Suspense, and Historial Romance”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Diane’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Karen Wiesner - One autographed trade paperback of WOODCUTTER’S GRIM SERIES (romantic horror). Valued at $20.00. Shipping to US and Canada
http://www.karenwiesner.com/
“The world of award-winning author Karen Wiesner”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Karen’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Selena Illyria - 2 e-book copies of Tartan Interlude, two winners. Valued at $7.00.
http://www.selenaillyria.com/**Adult Content**
“Werewolf Iain is in love with Katherine, a human. Katherine doesn’t think that anyone can fall in love in three months. Mating is one thing, love is another altogether.”

*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Selena’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Carol North - A prize package including a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card and two e-book short stories “Fear Not” and “As the Seed Sown”. Valued at $15.00
http://carolnorth.com/
“Romance Author”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Carol’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Gracie C. McKeever - (5) e-books (PDF) to five different winners (1 book each winner). Their choice between these five Siren Publishing titles: 1) Between Darkness and Daylight; 2) Eternal Designs; 3) In Plain Sight; 4) Nine Inches of Snow and the Ebony Princess; or 5) The Wolf in the Mansion. Valued at $24.00.
http://www.graciecmckeever.com/
“Cross-Genre Erotic Romance…on the edge”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Gracie’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Casey Daniels - Complete set of her Pepper Martin series including:Don of the Dead, The Chick and the Dead, and Tombs of Endearment as well as a bookmark for the upcoming book, Night of the Loving Dead. Valued at $21.00. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.caseydaniels.com/
“The Pepper Martin books feature Pepper, a cemetery tour guide, who solves mysteries for the ghosts in her cemetery.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Casey’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Frank Say - 3 autographed copies of his book Nine Lives. Three winners. Shipping worldwide. Valued at $47.85
http://www.franksay.com/
“Announcing the release of debut novel, Nine Lives.”

Liquid Silver Books - 4 E-Books. 4 winners can chose one book from their entire eBook library and in their preferred format. Valued at $30.00.
http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com/ **Adult Content**
“Liquid Silver Books is an Erotic Romance eBook publisher, selling classy, distinctive, and HOT Erotic Romance.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Liquid Silver site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.

Resa Nelson - Two autographed copies of The Dragonslayer’s Sword, two winners. Valued at $29.90. Worldwide shipping.
http://resanelson.com/
“The Dragonslayer’s Sword is a new fantasy novel about a female blacksmith who lives in a world of dragons, shapeshifters, and ghosts.”

*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Resa’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Molly Harper - A prize package including a $25 Borders gift certificate, plus an early copy of her debut novel Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs as soon as it becomes available. Valued at $32.99. Worldwide shipping.
http://singleundeadfemale.blogspot.com/
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Molly’s Blog and pick your favorite post, then come back and post a LINK to that post here. Only one choice is necessary.

Sally Painter - $25.00 Amazon.com Gift Card
http://sallypainter.com/ **Adult Content**
“Paranormal Erotic Romance Author of hot, sexy gargoyles, vampires, futuristic, and fantasy heroes.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Sally’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Mayra Calvani - 3 books, 3 winners one book each. Prizes are The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing, nonfiction, ebook. Dark Lullaby, supernatural thriller, ebook. Embraced by the Shadows, romantic horror/vampire, ebook, value $15.00
http://www.mayracalvani.com/
“Multigenre author and book reviewer.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Mayra’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to the book page and the title of the book you would like to read. Only one book choice is necessary.

Marilu Mann - A prize package including the November 7, 2008 release Changing Hearts (Lusting Wild 2) download and set of recipe cards. Valued at $7.99. US shipping only.
http://www.greatmta.com/
The 2nd book in the Lusting Wild series, Changing Hearts is a sensual paranormal romance guaranteed to spice up your life.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Marilu’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Marta Acosta - A prize package including autographed copies of Happy Hour at Casa Dracula and Midnight Brunch
http://martaacosta.com/
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Marta’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Savannah Chase - A prize package including a handmade bookmark, a goodie bag filled with author promo items and a bath set. Valued at $20.00. Worldwide shipping
http://www.savannahchase.com/
“Satisfy Your Desire…Indulge The Temptation”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Savannah’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Shelley Munro - $15.00 Amazon.com Gift Card
http://www.shelleymunro.com/**Adult Content**
“Adventure into romance with Shelley Munro–I write paranormal and contemporary erotic romance, set in New Zealand.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Shelley’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

The Wild Rose Press - $10.00 gift certificate to their website
http://www.thewildrosepress.com/
“Publisher of Romance and Erotic Romance”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Wild Rose Press site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.

The Wilder Roses - Erotic romance website of The Wild Rose Press - $10.00 gift certificate to their website
http://www.thewilderroses.com/ **Adult Content**
“Publisher of Romance and Erotic Romance”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Wilder Roses Press site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.

Christine Norris -Prize package with swag PLUS an autographed copy of Return to Zandria. Valued at $25.00. US shipping only
http://www.christine-norris.com/
“YA Fantasy Author”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Christine’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Raine Delight - A prize package including a copy of Fairy Kisses (Out Nov. 7th) and a promotional envelope full of goodies. Valued at $5.00. Worldwide shipping.
http://authorrainedelight.com/ **Adult Content**
“Scorching hot romance amid the pages……”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Raine’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Beth Trissel - 3 prizes, 3 winners. One digital download of her book “Somewhere My Love”. Valued at $18.00
http://www.bethtrissel.com/
“Romance charged with danger from ages past!”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Beth’s site find her books and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Spa Secrets - $30.00 gift certificate to their website.
http://spasecrets.net/
“Spa Secrets offers an amazing collection of luxurious bath and body, skincare, and aromatherapy products for your home spa needs.”

*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Spa Secret’s site and pick any product you would like to own, then come back here and post a LINK to that product. Only one choice is necessary.

Michele Bardsley - $25.00 Amazon.com Gift Card
http://www.michelebardsley.com/
“National bestseller Michele Bardsley is the author of WAIT TILL YOUR VAMPIRE GETS HOME, the fourth novel in her popular Broken Heart, Oklahoma vampire series.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Michele’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Ericka Scott - $10.00 Amazon.com Gift Card
http://www.erickascott.com/
“Author of Seductive Suspense”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Ericka’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Lori Johnson - A prize package including a $15.00 Amazon.com Gift Card and 1 autographed copy of People of the Bear (available now) or Heart of the Bear (when released). Valued at $30.00. US shipping only.
http://www.lori-johnson.com/
“Find fantasy, romance and adventure in my Bearwalker Trilogy”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Lori’s site find the Bear Facts page and pick any fact, then come back here and post a LINK to the page and your fact. Only one choice is necessary.

Murdoch Hughes - Two books, two winners, one book each. One autographed copy of The Seattle Barista Killer and one copy of Death Mask Of The Jaguar. Valued at $23.90. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.werewolfdetective.blogspot.com/
“IMurdoch Hughes is the award-winning author of the Rick Sage Mystery Series and the Harley Wolf Mystery Series, which both feature paranormal elements; “Death Mask of the Jaguar” features a Mayan Jaguar Spirit, and the protagonist of the “Seattle Barista Killer” is a vegan werewolf detective.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Murdoch’s Blog and pick your favorite post, then come back and post a LINK to that post here. Only one choice is necessary.

Adelle Laudan - 1- $10 gift certificate Wild Child Publishing and 1- $10 gift certificate Freyas Bower Publishing. Two winners.
http://adellelaudan.com/
“Changing the image of bikers…one book at a time.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Adelle’s site find her books and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Jeri Smith-Ready - Autographed copies of the full ASPECT OF CROW trilogy: Eyes Of Crow, Voice Of Crow, and The Reawakened. Valued at $44.85. US Shipping only
http://www.jerismithready.com/
“Author of romantic and urban fantasy, including the popular vampire novel WICKED GAME and the ASPECT OF CROW animal magic trilogy.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Jeri’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Dana Marie Bell - A $25.00 gift certificate to Books On Board
http://www.danamariebell.com/
“Dance with an alpha in the pale moonlight…”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Dana’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Ann Cory - 2 each $10.00 Amazon.com Gift Cards, two winners.
http://www.anncory.com/ **Adult Content**
“Erotic romance author.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Ann’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Gracen Miller - One copy of her e-book, The Devil’s Den, to five different winners. Valued at $35.00.
http://www.gracenmiller.com/
“Author of The Devil’s Den, a dark paranormal e-book”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Gracen’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Sapphire Phelan - 1 eBook. Winner can choose one of the following titles: Wedded Magic, Crimson Promise, or Beast Magic. Valued at $5.00
http://fantasticdreams.50megs.com/
“Go beyond the usual, instead take the unusual that stretches the boundaries and find romance with Sapphire Phelan’s aliens, werewolves, vampires, fairies, and other supernatural/otherworldly heroes and heroines.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Sapphire’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Miriam Newman - A prize package including two e-books: Confessions of the Cleaning Lady - a four-cup Coffee Time Romance contemporary fantasy romance and The King’s Daughter - winner of five blue ribbons from Romance Junkies, a historical fantasy whose sequel, Heart of the Earth, will be available in December, 2008, and a coupon for Heart of the Earth to be issued and honored upon the release date of the book. Valued at $19.50.
http://www.miriamnewman.com/
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Miriam’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Sloan McBride - A prize package including an electronic copy of “The Fury”, Book One in Time Walker Series, an autographed copy of her debut novel, “Highland Stone”, and a $25.00 eBay gift certificate. Valued at $35.00. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.sloanmcbride.com/index.html
“Paranormal Romance Author”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Sloan’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Cinsearae Santiago - An electronic copy of her book The Abraxas Series. Valued at $10.00
http://www.bloodtouch.com/
“Gothic/Horror & Paranormal Romance Author, jewelry designer and Gothic still-photographer.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Cinsearae’s site find the store page and pick your favorite piece of jewelry, then come back here and post a LINK to that page and tell us which piece it is. Only one choice is necessary.

Designing-Diva Boutique - A $25.00 gift certificate for their online store. Worldwide shipping
http://www.designing-diva.com/
“Artisan handcrafted silver and fused glass jewelry and home decor adornments for mortal goddesses everywhere!”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Designing Diva’s site and pick any product you would like to own, then come back here and post a LINK to that product. Only one choice is necessary.

Michelle Gagnon - Spend Halloween in the BONEYARD with Michelle Gagnon: Win a prize package including a $25.00 Amazon.com Gift Card and a signed first edition of the IMBA Bestselling thriller Boneyard. Valued at $31.99. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.michellegagnon.com/
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Michelle’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Pink Petal Books - A $10.00 gift certificate to their online store
http://www.pinkpetalbooks.com/
“Pink Petal Books publishes romance, because we believe that love is a beautiful thing.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Pink Petal Books site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.

Jupiter Gardens - A $10.00 gift certificate to their online store
http://www.jupitergardens.com/
“Nurture your inner worlds with products and services from Jupiter Gardens, LLC.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Jupiter Gardens site and pick any product you would like to own, then come back here and post a LINK to that product. Only one choice is necessary.

Jennifer Turner - An autographed copy of Eternal Seduction and a 10 pc. Halloween Gift Box from Godiva. Valued at $32.00. US shipping only
http://www.darknesswithinnovels.com/home.html
“Dark Paranormal Romance Author”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Jennifer’s site find the book page and find the name of her 3rd book. Then come back here and post a LINK to that page and the book name. Only one book choice is necessary.

C.A.Milson - 5 e-books of his novel, The Chosen. 5 winners. Valued at $30.00
http://authorcamilson.blogspot.com/
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Chris’ Blog and pick your favorite post, then come back and post a LINK to that post here. Only one choice is necessary.

Joey W. Hill - A prize package including a signed copy of her new release, A Mermaid’s Kiss and Set of David Delamare Mermaid Art Greeting Cards (The Grand Aquaria set) - Valued $35.00. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.storywitch.com/
“Surrender to a romance – Free excerpts from all of my books on website…”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Joey’s site find the book page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Christiane France - 2 x $5 gift certificates for downloads of any of her e-books from Amber Quill Press. Two winners.
http://www.chrisgrover.ca/**Adult Content**
“I write adult erotic romance - contemporary, historical, paranormal, time travel, hetero, gay, and m/m/f.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Christiane’s site find the book pages and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Kelsey Lewis - A Prize package including a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card and an e-book copy of her book Reunion. Valued at $24.00.
http://www.kelsey-lewis.com/**Adult Content**
“Shamelessly erotic romance”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Kelsy’s site find the stories page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

John B. Rosenman - An autographed, trade paperback copy of my science-fiction adventure novel, Speaker of the Shakk. Valued at $12.95. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.johnrosenman.com/
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to John’s site find the coming soon pages and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Manic Trout - A $25.00 gift certificate to their online store. Worldwide shipping.
http://www.manictrout.com/
Manic Trout has a wide array of baubles and bracelets that will add a funky finesse to your next outfit.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Manic Trout site and pick any product you would like to own, then come back here and post a LINK to that product. Only one choice is necessary.

Erin O’Riordan - Three signed copies of The Erotica Anthology, three winners. Valued at $15.00 each. Worldwide shipping
http://www.aeess.com/ **Adult Content**
“AEESS is the home of quality erotica and more by Erin O’Riordan.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Erin’s site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Mary Eason - A Print Copy of her latest release entitled: The Things You Think You Want. Valued at $14.00. US shipping only.
http://www.maryeason.bravehost.com/
“Carrie Sinclair thought she knew exactly what she wanted from life until she came face-to-face with the bluest eyes in Texas.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Mary’s site find the booklist page and pick any book you would like to read, then come back here and post a LINK to that book. Only one book choice is necessary.

Ashley Ladd - A prize package including her electronic books”Wishcraft” and “Blessed Be” which are both Halloween romances. Valued at $10.00.
http://www.ashleyladd.blogspot.com/
“I write erotic romance and have several books published and available for sale.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to Ashley’s Blog and pick your favorite post, then come back and post a LINK to that post here. Only one choice is necessary.

Amira Press - Two $10.00 gift certificates to the Amira Press store. Two winners
http://www.amirapress.com/ **Adult Content**
“Publisher of Romance and Erotic Romance”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Amira Press site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.

Source Books Casablanca - 2 copies of Warrior: The Cat Star Chronicles by Cheryl Brooks and 3 copies of Hex Appeal by Linda Wisdom. 5 winners. Valued at $34.95. US Shipping only.
http://www.sourcebookscasablanca.com/
“Sourcebooks, the largest woman-owned publishing house in the United States, is a twenty-year-old innovator in the publishing industry. Sourcebooks has been the #1 non-fiction romance publisher since 1997 with its Sourcebooks Casablanca imprint.”
*** For an additional contest entry to win go to the Sourcebooks site and pick any book you would like to read, then come back and post a LINK to that book here. Only one book choice is necessary.

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