Saturday, January 19, 2013

American Girl Doll Giveaway

American Girl dolls are some of the most popular and most wanted dolls for girls.  Even though may be a bit costly, they are totally worth the investment.  We made our daughters wait till age 8 to get theirs so they would be well taken care of.  My 15 year old still has her doll kept nicely on her armoire in her bedroom.  It is one doll that most girls tend to keep (or their moms).  If you aren't the type to keep the dolls, they  have a great resale value on eBay!  Especially if the doll is taken care of or discontinued.  Good luck {crossing fingers for one of my blog readers to win}

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We are happy to bring you this great giveaway.

The American Girl Doll giveaway.

Jan 20 to Feb. 19, 2013

We will have two winners.

Winner number one will get:

Doll + Starter Collection.  
Winner gets to choose skin color, hair color and eye color.  
Value $120.

Winner number two will get:

One American Girl Doll with the box.  
Winner gets to choose which doll they want.

Value $105.

Winners will need to choose their prizes from American Girl Doll website.

Winner can not change prize for any other American Girl Product.

To be part of this giveaway you need to be 18 years or older.

This giveaway is only for US residents.

To gain entries to win, fill out the form below. 

All entries are optional.

Good luck! 

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Wisteria Blog Tour & Giveaway

Thirteen months after the first official case of Nero Disease

“Wisteria, run.” Rebecca O’Leary screamed over the radio.
Wisteria Kuti whipped around and came face-to-face with the blood-red eyes of a hungry
flesh-eater. The biter was a man, infected by Nero Disease, who had long lost his mind. He
looked more animal than human and he wanted one thing, the same thing all creatures like
him did—to feed on the flesh of the uninfected. The biter growled and staggered toward
She fled down the deserted road to the nearest house, and found the front door locked.
She kicked at it, but the oak panel refused to open. Taking out her handgun, she smashed
through the large, ornate window.
The distinct shuffle of feet against the hard-packed dirt of the driveway alerted Wisteria
to the growing number of biters behind her. Spinning around, she fired blind into the small
crowd and hit one in the head. She reached inside the house and turned the lock, opening the
Crash—a biter smashed through another window.
Wisteria’s heart jumped and she darted up the stairs.
“Get out of the house, Wisteria!” Rebecca radioed.
I’m trying, she thought.
A biter grabbed her ankle, tripping Wisteria on the steps. She inhaled sharply, pain
lancing up from the spot where her shin connected with the wooden tread of the stair. “Ah.”
No time to cry, Wisteria. She fired at the flesh-eater holding her. One bullet left.
Three more biters appeared below and started up the stairs. Leaping to her feet, Wisteria
sprinted to the top floor and dashed through the first open doorway into what appeared to be
the master bedroom. Turning the lock, she headed straight for the window.
The infected clawed their way through, tearing the wood panel apart and snarling as they
shuffled their way toward her.
Trying to open the window, Wisteria found it stuck and the panes too small to fit through.
She pulled harder—nothing. Then she heard the biters’ cries. They were now in the room
with her.
“Just hold on,” Rebecca shouted over the handheld radio. Wisteria strained to hear her
over the cacophony of noise from the flesh-eaters.
Wisteria fired. The bullet went through one creature and hit another—both fell, their
glazed eyes staring back at her as they dropped to the hardwood and stayed there.
She fired again. Click. No bullets. “Wonderful.” She stoned the biter with her useless
weapon tono effect. It kept coming, inching her toward the useless window at her back.
The red handle of a samurai sword in the corner of the room caught her eye and Wisteria
dove for it. Another infected entered the room. She took the sword from its sheath and
pointed it at the approaching hoarde. The blade trembled in her grip, nearly slipping from her
hands as a gunshot rang out from behind the crowd of flesh eaters. Two more biters fell, their
gray matter splattered on the floor in front of her.
Lara Kuti filled the doorway, slowly lowering the two handguns she held trained on
Wisteria, and the infected standing between them. “Wisteria, what the hell are you doing
here?” the older woman seethed.
“I was cleared to work,” she explained to her mother.

“You’re prepared to die out here?” Her mother glared, stepping over a corpse and closer.
“You think we’re playing here? And how the hell did you leave Smythe?”
“Major Coles cleared me,” Wisteria muttered.
“Coles knew?” Her mother’s eyes narrowed at the mention of Coles.
Something moved in the corridor, prompting her mother to whip out her handguns and
aim them at the door.
A few seconds later, red-headed Rebecca O’Leary entered. “You’re alright.” She panted,
face flushed scarlet with exertion from the half mile run to the house from her look-out spot.
“I told you that you would.”
“You sent her out here alone?” Lara didn’t lower her weapons.
“Mum, it’s Rebecca,” Wisteria huffed. “I don’t think she’s infected.”
“You almost got her killed.” Wisteria’s mother ignored her defense of the other woman.
“Lara, the girl’s fine.” Rebecca scoffed as she as she stood waiting for Wisteria’s mother
to lower her weapons. “We almost get killed every day.”

Author Bisi Leyton:
Bisi Leyton was born in East London in 1978. She grew up in London, Nigeria and the States, listening to the stories life and love from aunts, cousins and big sisters.
She lives in London, but has worked around Europe including France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. She has a fondness for reading graphic novels.


Blog Tour Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 1/31/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Earn REWARDS to Amazon & other places you shop with these Easy Programs!

Do you shop at Amazon?  Do you read the kindle?  Why not earn Amazon gift cards for doing simple tasks like your regular every day searches, surveys or answering poll questions?  Here are the programs I use and have received gift cards from ~

Swagbucks ~ This is my favorite.  I've been using them for a long time and have earned a ton of Amazon $5 gift cards, plus itunes gift cards & a few clothing items even.  You earn random points for searches, they have a wide range of points.  I typically win at least 7 a day, usually more.  You can also earn points for the daily poll, having the swagbar, surveys, watching video clips (earn 3 points for every 10), plus random things to do every day.  You can really get the points, and there is no limit to how many you can earn in a day.  You also earn the same points your referrals do, up to 1,000 points!

TIP ~ Set up your default search as swagbucks.  I search a lot right in the url bar and by copying something and right clicking to search.  I have it set up as Swagbucks, and I win the majority of my search points this way vs going to Swagbucks.

Bing ~ This is another easy one.  You earn one point for every 2 searches, up to 15 points.  If you can make 30 searches a day, you get 15 points.  Plus you get 1 point a day for clicking on their link of the day, and you can also earn points for referrals.   They will award you 5 points per friend, up to 25 points.  They also have a silver level and gold level.  When you reach silver, you get a one time bonus 50 points.  When you reach gold level, you get discounted rewards!

MyPoints ~ This is a program I used to use all the time, and then I kind of forgot about it.  For whatever reason, I went into my account in December and realized I could redeem for an Amazon gift card.  I've been using the program again.  Mypoints sends you emails with things you can do.  Sometimes you get points just for reading it and clicking the offer.  Other times you have to complete the offer.  They also offer surveys, a shopping portal plus more on their website.  This is the only site I use that actually mails your Amazon gift code to you.  The other sites email it.  Still takes about the same time, I think mine took 3 weeks to arrive.

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