Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Preorder Derek Hyde Knows Spooky When He Sees It by E. Michael Lunsford

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Derek Hyde Series, Book 1
Middle-Grade Paranormal
Date Published: 12-21-2019
Publisher: INtense Publications LLC

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Twelve-year-old Derek Hyde isn’t thrilled that the spookiest old mansion in town is about to become the Hyde Funeral Home & Used Coffin Outlet. Especially since he has to live there with his mortician parents, Jack and Formalda.

Of course, being driven in the family hearse to his first day at middle school doesn’t exactly add whipped cream to his broccoli.

As if things couldn't get more horrific, an evil classmate named Nussbaum attacks him in the cafeteria with a plate of beef stroganoff. Seems this kid used to love living in the old mansion himself, but got yanked out after accidentally blowing up his own mom and dad. With his chemistry set. Now his dead parents are stuck as ghosts and Nussbaum is a foster kid stuck on revenge, vowing to get even with Derek’s family for taking over his haunted home.

Derek desperately craves a nice place to live, but a couple of minor details stand in his way—just some blood-curdling apparitions that scare the pants off him and a classmate bent on landing him in his parents’ embalming room. As a client.


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About the Author

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E. Michael Lunsford is the author of an award-winning play, Scary, Scary Night, and a book of wacky kid’s poems, Sometimes I Get My Shoes on Backwards, winner of the Readers’ Favorite International Book Award. His debut novel is the first of the funny Derek Hyde series of spooky middle grade books published by INtense Publications. Michael is also a musician, composer, inventor, entrepreneur and chief cook & bottle washer who works and lives with his wife and love of his life in San Carlos, California.


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Monday, November 11, 2019

Our Military Family by Suzan Johnson



Our Military Family

Many families miss loved ones when they are away serving in the military. Sometimes the service men and women are away from moms, dads, brothers, and sisters. In this story Dad and the kids, Harmony and Dominic, are home missing mom. Mom is in the United States Army, and during her deployment, she is sometimes gone for up to 12 months. Throughout the book, you experience what the family has to do to cope without mom, all the while missing her. I hope this book is a testament to those families who make many sacrifices at home and abroad so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we have.



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About Suzan Johnson

Suzan Johnson has been the Media Specialist at an elementary school for over ten years. She is a voracious reader of books of all genres. Growing up, she loved and enjoyed participating in sporting activities such as cheerleading and softball. As a teacher she encourages her students to read a variety of books and participate in sports. Suzan has been a member of South Florida Writer’s Association, and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Johnson currently lives in the South Florida area.

Email: shjstories@gmail.com
Website: https://www.shjstories.com/


I was compensated via Fiverr for sharing this book. I only share those books that I feel will be of interest to my readers.

Monday, October 14, 2019

The Day the Grapefruits Took Over the World by Sandi Smith


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Children's Humor
Children's Chapter Books (Books)
Publisher: 102nd Place, LLC
Date Published: June 6, 2019



Mayor Pinkie Grapefruit smiled slightly, "Well . . . well . . . well . . . look who we have here. Nathaniel Joseph Parker! I don't really care what you think Nathaniel Joseph Parker, and, yes, we know your name. You are one of the biggest offenders of them all. You are ruining everything for us, but you won't be doing that much longer. You will be changing the way you think, whether you want to or not. We have very persuasive methods to change people's minds. We have decided to take over the world, and we will be number one in the kitchen, in restaurants, and, well, everywhere!"

Grapefruits rule!


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About the Author

Sandi Smith spent her time as a young girl combing the shelves of the public library. She has always enjoyed the magic that books have to offer and was inspired by her high school English teacher, Mr. Coolidge to embrace the arts. The author found her calling as a writer early one morning as her first story came to her in the form of a poem. Since then she has written more than 15 children’s books, with her most popular series about the adventures of an adorable spider in the A.R. Achnid series. Sandi is happily married to her inspiration and husband of 40 years, John. She continues to write for her two precious grandchildren. When she’s not penning a new story, Sandi and John like to camp, kayak and to enjoy the simple life in their home in Pembroke, NH. To learn more about Sandi go to: www.authorsandismith.com



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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Halloween $25 Amazon Gift Card #Giveaway Ends 10/27



Halloween makes me flash back to favorite childhood books like Bunnicula and The Dollhouse Murders. Those eventually led to books by RL Stine and Christopher Pike. What did you read back then? What would you buy with $25 to Amazon?

Head below to enter to win! Giveaway is open to US &CAN and ends on on 10/27 at 11:59pmEST. Must be 18yo to enter.

Good luck!

Disclosure: All opinions are 100% mine. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. All opinions and experiences are Conservamom‘s. Open to US & CAN , must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted through email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact  Elia At Conservamom

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

$50 Visa Gift Card and The Fire Keeper Book Giveaway Ends 9/23

Gotta love it when great new middle grade books are available for readers! Check out the latest one from Rick Riordan Presents. Enter to win a copy, as well as a $50 Visa Gift Card to buy even more books, or whatever you want!


THE FIRE KEEPER is the exciting sequel to last year’s middle-grade bestsellerThe Storm Runner, by J.C. Cervantes!


In this fiery and fast-paced follow-up, Zane Obispo is faced with an impossible decision: save the god-born children like him from the wrath of angry Maya gods, or rescue his father from his eternal prison.

About the Series

A contemporary adventure based on Maya mythology from Rick Riordan Presents! In Book 1, The Storm Runner, a lonely boy in New Mexico has a physical disability that makes middle school feel even more like everyone is watching him. But as he soon learns, his physical differences are merely the first clue to a family history that connects him to the Maya gods—and puts him in mortal danger.


About The Fire Keeper

Zane Obispo’s new life on a beautiful secluded tropical island, complete with his family and closest friends, should be perfect. But he can’t control his newfound fire skills yet (inherited from his father, the Maya god Hurakan); there’s a painful rift between him and his dog ever since she became a hell hound; and he doesn’t know what to do with his feelings for Brooks.

One day he discovers that by writing the book about his misadventures with the Maya gods, he unintentionally put other godborn children at risk. Unless Zane can find the godborns before the gods do, they will be killed. To make matters worse, Zane learns that Hurakan is scheduled to be executed. Zane knows he must rescue him, no matter the cost. Can he accomplish both tasks without the gods detecting him, or will he end up a permanent resident of the underworld?

In this cleverly plotted sequel to The Storm Runner, the gang's back together again with spirited new characters, sneaky gods, Aztec royalty, unlikely alliances, and secrets darker than Zane could ever have imagined. Secrets that will change him forever.

 

About the Author

J.C. Cervantes is theNew York Times best-selling author of The Storm Runner, which Booklist called “a rip-roaring adventure” in a starred review. Her first novel, Tortilla Sun, was a 2010 New Voices pick by the American Booksellers Association and was named to Bank Street's 2011 Best Book List. Jen grew up in San Diego and was fascinated by stories about Maya gods and magic.

 

About Rick Riordan Presents

The Rick Riordan Presents imprint is dedicated to providing entertaining middle grade fiction based on various world mythologies. Rick Riordan is involved in the selection, editing, and promotion of these books, working with great authors to tell exciting stories inspired by the mythologies of their own heritages. Learn more about the imprint and its current and upcoming titles on their official site.

This new book is now available. Head over to here to Learn more about the book on the official Rick Riordan Presents site.
 
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Now for the best part! One lucky winner have the chance to enter to win a this fantastic prize pack:
  • a copy of The Fire Keeper,
  • branded baseball cap & bumper sticker,
  • plus a $50 Visa gift card to stock up on a fresh wardrobe.
Head below to enter! Giveaway is open to US only and ends on 9/23/2019 at 11:59pm EST. Good luck!


Disclosure: All opinions are 100% mine. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. All opinions and experiences are Conservamom‘s. Open to US &  must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted through email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact  Elia At Conservamom  

Review of Sophie Washington: Mismatch by Tonya Duncan Ellis


Yay! It's another Sophie Washington book! Find out what I thought about the latest installment, Mismatch, and check out an excerpt from the book. Let the author know what you think in the comments! And then follow the tour to find out what others have to say about it. Plus there's a giveaway at the end!


Sophie Washington: Mismatch

Game. Set. Match.

Sophie Washington is trying out for the tennis team, and she’s excited to get a chance to play with her good friends Chloe and Mariama. That is until wacky Coach Quackenbush matches her with school misfit, Mackenzie “Big Mac” Clark, and things quickly go downhill. Sophie has nothing in common with her partner, who does odd things like run off the court in the middle of practice, and she’s disappointed when Mackenzie shows no interest in the secret handshake she made up. After getting called out by the coach, being hit on the head with a tennis ball, and jokingly called the “most valuable player,” by mean older girls on the team, when she’s clearly not, Sophie’s ready to throw in the towel. Trying to fit in with the mean girls by making fun of Mackenzie behind her back makes things worse. Mackenzie starts skipping practice, and then gets sick at school, and Sophie realizes that there’s more to her doubles partner than meets the eye. What started out as a total mismatch could be the best partnership of all.

Read an excerpt:
Mackenzie and I get whopped by Mariama and Chloe, 40-Love, which in tennis terms means 40 to zero. I wonder why the inventors of tennis named a goose egg a word of affection. It should be 40-Nada, or 40-Zilch. I feel like I’m 40-Nothing as I wave goodbye to my friends and Mackenzie, pick up my backpack and racket and trudge to the parking area to wait for Mom. So far, playing tennis is the pits. The older girls are snobby, my partner doesn’t talk to me, and now I’m becoming the team joke.

“You should have seen that ball bounce off Sophie’s head!” I hear Nathan and Toby telling Carlton and Carly Gibson on the other end of the car pool area. “She’s the team MVP!”

I turn my back and ignore them.

Thank goodness Valentina didn’t have her cell phone out or the whole school would know. She loves to take selfies and other pictures with her phone camera and post them to social media. With my luck it would have gone viral.

“How was your day, sweetie?” asks my mother after she pulls up to get me.

“Just great,” I answer.

It’s a good thing Cole isn’t in the car. The last thing I need to deal with is his teasing, or worse yet, listen to his lame jokes.

The one he had this morning was the worst.

“Where did tennis players go on their date? The Tennis Ball!”

“Where’s Cole?” I ask my mother.

“Your father picked him up early to go to a Houston Rockets basketball game downtown,” she says. “A doctor in his office building has season tickets and couldn’t make it this evening, so it’s just us girls.”

“Yay!” I cheer.

Things are looking up. I love to have girl time with my mom. She takes me out to my favorite places to eat for burgers or pizza, and sometimes we watch a movie Dad and Cole can’t stand, like the Princess Diaries. Of course, it’s too late for us to hang out as we would on a weekend afternoon, but I’ll settle for eating out. That’ll be the perfect pick-me-up after that terrible tennis practice.

But Mom deflates my hopes quicker than a popped helium balloon.

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**My thoughts**
I always get excited when I see that there is another Sophie Washington book available. I haven't enjoyed a middle grade series like this in a long time!

This one kicks things off with a nod to the mean girls and how they need to just be stopped. As the story unfolds, we meet a new character, Mackenzie, who ends up getting paired up with Sophie for tennis. She seems cranky and weird and the other kids have few nice things to say about her. Sophie is usually pretty good about being kind to new people, but of course is struggling a little bit. But Mackenzie has a secret that she doesn't want the kids to know about, a secret that explains some of her weird and secretive behavior. So this story gives a good lesson in not being too quick to judge others until you know about their story.

And of course there are the usual sibling battles. It's been fun watching Sophie and Cole grow and mature over the past several books. You don't need to read the other ones before this one, but it does help. As always, I can't wait until the next book!


About Tonya Duncan Ellis


Tonya Duncan Ellis is the author of the Amazon bestselling, Readers' Favorite "Five Star" rated, Sophie Washington children's books series, geared toward readers ages 8 to 12, and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She has received awards for literary excellence, worked as a journalist and freelance magazine writer, and is a graduate of Centre College of Kentucky and Washington University in St. Louis.

The Sophie Washington book series recounts the adventures of a precocious African American preteen from Houston, TX and her diverse group of friends. Each funny and heartwarming story teaches lessons about friendship, responsibility, truthfulness and perseverance. Books in the series include Queen of the Bee, The Snitch, Things You Didn't Know About Sophie, The Gamer, Hurricane, Mission: Costa Rica, Secret Santa, Code One and Mismatch.

Tonya loves to travel and has visited 49 American states and three continents, but some of her best journeys have been between the pages of a novel. As a girl she could always be found with a book in her hand, and reading is still one of her favorite hobbies. When she's not reading or writing, the author likes to ride her bike, swim, and spend time with her husband and three children. She lives in Missouri City, TX.

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Tonya Duncan Ellis will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

$25 Amazon Gift Card #Giveaway 2 Winners Ends 9/8



Do you have a book lover who is excited about being back at school, learning about new books and authors? Do they have a new wishlist of books to check out? Why not add to their library at home so that they can embrace that love of reading?


To enter: Just head below! Giveaway is open to US &CAN and ends on 9/8 at 11:59pm EST. Good luck!


Disclosure: All opinions are 100% mine. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. All opinions and experiences are Conservamom‘s. Open to US & CAN , must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted through email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact  Elia At Conservamom