Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Review: Jealousy Filled Donuts by Ginger Bolton


Jealousy Filled Donuts
By Ginger Bolton
Deputy Donut Mystery #3
Kensington, 2019


Summary

When a firecracker becomes a murder weapon, Emily Westhill pursues a killer with a short fuse ...

It is a truth universally acknowledged--cops and donuts go together. Exhibit A: Deputy Donut Cafe, owned and operated by detective's widow Emily Westhill and her father-in-law, the retired police chief of Fallingbrook, Wisconsin. Named after Emily's adored and adorable tabby, the donut shop is a favorite among cops, firemen, and EMTs, as well as tourists and townspeople. So when Fallingbrook needs donuts for their Fourth of July picnic, Emily's shop gets deputized.

But a twisted killer has found another use for Emily's treats. At the picnic, a firecracker is hidden in a stack of raspberry-filled donuts and aimed at the unwitting queen of the festivities. When it explodes, she is killed. Having her jelly donuts involved puts Emily in a sticky situation, and when a shady shutterbug tries to frame her with incriminating photos, she finds herself in quite a jam. To preserve her freedom and her shop's reputation, Emily needs to solve this case--before the fuse-lighting felon goes off again ...

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My thoughts

From the realistically accurate title to the creative use of donuts as a murder weapon, Jealousy Filled Donuts by Ginger Bolton thoroughly entertains. It’s well written and clean, with good characterization and a vivid sense of place. While this third book in the Deputy Donut series easily stands alone, there’s some interesting character development that makes the whole series compelling reading. I definitely recommend the previous two books, Survival of the Fritters #1 and Goodbye Cruller World #2 (please click on titles to see my reviews).

The Deputy Donut series started out very good and keeps getting better … Maybe because I’m enjoying the character development of both major and secondary characters, but the murder theme in this story resonated with me also. I loved returning to the quaint town of Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, especially the Deputy Donut Café co-owned by Emily Westhill and her father-in-law. And how could I ever forget the “star” of this series, Emily’s tabby cat, Deputy Donut himself (aka Dep). Their connection is precious and believable. Emily talks to her cat, expressing her feelings; I talk to my cat. Enough said.

The murder mystery plot is well crafted and not easy to solve, at least for me. Emily, the donut shop, and her friends all played important parts in the story. Even their past experiences as teenagers exploring the hiking trails around the falls came into play. The Fourth of July theme was refreshing, making this a great summertime read, or for any time of the year. However, I doubt that I’ll ever look at patriotic celebrations and parades the same again. Just sayin’…

But my absolutely favorite part? The gradually building relationship between Emily and Detective Brent Fyne. This storyline tugs at the heartstrings, because Emily’s beloved husband and Brent’s partner was killed on the job a few years previously. Initially drawn together over their shared heartbreak, a subtle attraction has been steadily building while Emily is understandably hesitant about giving her heart to another police officer. But slow and steady wins the race, as the saying goes, and I hope that’s what happens here. And did I mention that Dep is crazy about Brent, and vice versa?! I’ll just say that the ending is very satisfying.

I thoroughly enjoyed Jealousy Filled Donuts and hope for many more stories in this series. Recommended to cozy mystery fans everywhere.

I received a copy of this book through the Review Crew. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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      Ginger Bolton writes the Deputy Donut mystery series –cops, crime, coffee, donuts and one curious cat.
      When Ginger isn’t writing or reading, she’s crocheting, knitting, sewing, walking her two rescue dogs and generally causing trouble. She’s also fond of donuts, coffee, and cafes were folks gather to enjoy those tasty treats and one another’s company.


Review + GIVEAWAY: Silent Night, Deadly Night by Vicki Delany




Silent Night, Deadly Night
By Vicki Delany
A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #4
Berkley, 2019


Summary

Residents of Rudolph keep the spirit of Christmas alive year-round—but their joy is threatened when a group of grinches visits the town, in the charming fourth installment of the Year-Round Christmas series.

It’s the week before Thanksgiving, and Merry Wilkinson, owner of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, is preparing for a weekend reunion of her mother’s college friends. But when the group of women comes into Merry’s shop, Merry is met with frosty attitudes and cold hearts.

The women argue amongst themselves constantly, and the bickering only intensifies after one of the friends is poisoned. With her father’s role as Santa in danger due to his proximity to the crime, Merry will need to use all of her investigative gifts to wrap this mystery up and save Santa and her favorite holiday.


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My thoughts

From setting to characters and storyline, Silent Night, Deadly Night by Vicki Delany is a cozy mystery lover’s delight. As #4 in the Year-Round Christmas Mysteries series, it easily stands alone, but I recommend reading these stories in order for the utmost enjoyment.

As the series title indicates, Silent Night, Deadly Night is set in a year-round Christmas village named Rudolph, located in Upstate New York. The author vividly captures the sights, sounds and delicious aromas of Rudolph, making it a place readers would want to visit. Although Christmas is the main emphasis, stores still feature seasonal holiday displays – Thanksgiving in this story.

Merry Wilkinson is an appealing lead character who owns Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, a shop that specializes in locally made crafts and home decorations. And, of course, it’s located on Jingle Bell Lane, the main shopping area of this quaint village. Many cozy mysteries involve an animal of some type, but Merry’s beloved pet is an adorable Saint Bernard named Matterhorn (Mattie for short), who is perfect for a Christmas village.

The action – and tension – begins when Merry’s mother, Alison, hosts a 40th-anniversary retreat the weekend before Thanksgiving for five college friends who have maintained contact over the years, but never gotten together collectively before. Constance, Barbara, Karla, Ruth, and Genevieve are an eclectic group of ladies from varied walks of life and financial status. And just maybe their friendship hadn’t been as real as Alison remembered. A lot of characters are introduced at once, but the author does a great job in crafting these ladies so they immediately stand out and are identifiable. I found them intriguing and not so likeable, but was very interested in their backgrounds and history.

The bickering and pointed jabs among these ladies steadily propels the story along, with Merry and her Mom forced to act as peacemakers. For instance, Constance pretends to be generous, but uses her money as a way to put other people in their place. Ruth, who doesn’t have much money to spend, resents Constance’s offers to buy things for her. Karla, co-owner of a family business, resents the attitudes of Barbara, an environmental lawyer. And that barely cracks the surface with these ladies!

The murder mystery plot is well crafted with surprising twists and nothing is quite as it seems. Rather than trying to identify the murderer, I just enjoyed going along for the ride. The story is beautifully clean and has a little romance. I loved Silent Night, Deadly Night and will be reading more of Vicki Delany’s writing.

Highly recommended to cozy mystery fans everywhere.

I received a copy of this book through Great Escapes Tours. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.


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Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She has written more than thirty books:  clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy. She is currently writing four cozy mystery series: the Tea By The Sea mysteries, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series, the Year Round Christmas mysteries and, as Eva Gates, the Lighthouse Library series.





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Friday, August 23, 2019

Mended Hearts Series Tour + GIVEAWAY




Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for the Mended Hearts series by Patricia Lee, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOKS

 
Title: An Anchor on Her Heart  
Series: Mended Hearts #1  
Author: Patricia Lee 
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink 
Release Date: August 1, 2017  
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

Can they keep their friendship pure when their hearts long for more?

McKenna Nichols, a young wife abandoned by her husband in favor of his work, is left alone to raise their autistic child. She promised to love him until death parted them. But when circumstances drive a wedge into their marriage and Dane chooses to escape what life has dealt them, how long can she be strong? Can she remain faithful to her marriage vows when tempted by the friendship of an unlikely stranger?

Rudy Taylor, who senses McKenna's loneliness and understands the difficulty of raising her daughter, struggles to keep his concern for the young woman biblical. Will McKenna’s faith in God and Rudy’s commitment to his Lord be enough to keep their relationship simple until McKenna's husband one day returns?


 
 
Title: Love Calls Her Home  
Series: Mended Hearts #2  
Author: Patricia Lee  
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink 
Release Date: March 1, 2018  
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

Can a hurting boy help two broken people find their way back to love ?

Lissa Frye returns home from the Navy hoping to find a different future—one which includes a husband, marriage, and a family, until news from her sister impacts Lissa’s personal life and derails her plans.

Kurt McKintrick, having lost his best friend to an IED in Afghanistan, has returned to help the man's mother run a horse rescue ranch. Images of war plague him, and thoughts of anyone else he might love falling victim to an untimely end, distance him from the person most likely to help.

Eleven-year-old Jayden Clarke seeks to fill the ache in his heart from his father’s death two years before. But his life is turned upside down when the rancher who befriended him is found dead, the horses neglected, and the dog missing. When authorities arrive to investigate, Lissa and Kurt, estranged after a former relationship, are forced to meet again. Lissa must confront images from her past and Kurt struggles to live with his present truth.

Will Jayden be the catalyst that draws Lissa and Kurt back together for a happily ever after?


 
 
Title: A Kite on the Wind  
Series: Mended Hearts #3  
Author: Patricia Lee  
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink 
Release Date: October 1, 2018  
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

Is Love Strong Enough to Overcome the Walls They Hide Behind?

Left waiting at the altar, Claire Simpson has buried her past and moved on, carving out a life for herself as a teacher on the Oregon coast. When her former fiancé appears, he threatens to unravel the peaceful independence she has worked so hard to achieve after their relationship failed.

Montgomery Chandler has moved to NOAA headquarters in Newport, Oregon to make new, happier memories for his children after his wife died of a lingering illness. Their home in Seattle held nothing but the whispers of their earlier lives. Starting over will help all of them heal, but Monty is resolved not to risk love again.

When the handsome widower enrolls his hurting children at the school where Claire teaches, her determination to remain uninvolved vanishes at the whim of a snowstorm. This family needs her expertise. Can she help them without losing her heart?

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


 

Patricia Lee is a published author, having written since she first learned what words could do at the age of six. She holds a BA in journalism from the University of Oregon. Articles to her credit have appeared in Moody Monthly, Power for Living, Expecting and Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse as well as in two anthologies— Cup of Comfort Bible Promises and In the Company of Angels. She is part of a team of bloggers who submit short devotionals for FaithHappenings.com. Patricia is a member of the Oregon Christian Writers and of American Christian Fiction Writers. She and her husband have two adult children and live in the Pacific Northwest with two sleepy cats.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Review + GIVEAWAY: Love Calls Her Home by Patricia Lee




Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for the Mended Hearts series by Patricia Lee, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

 
Title: Love Calls Her Home  
Series: Mended Hearts #2  
Author: Patricia Lee  
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink 
Release Date: March 1, 2018  
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

Can a hurting boy help two broken people find their way back to love?

Lissa Frye returns home from the Navy hoping to find a different future—one which includes a husband, marriage, and a family, until news from her sister impacts Lissa’s personal life and derails her plans.

Kurt McKintrick, having lost his best friend to an IED in Afghanistan, has returned to help the man's mother run a horse rescue ranch. Images of war plague him, and thoughts of anyone else he might love falling victim to an untimely end, distance him from the person most likely to help.

Eleven-year-old Jayden Clarke seeks to fill the ache in his heart from his father’s death two years before. But his life is turned upside down when the rancher who befriended him is found dead, the horses neglected, and the dog missing. When authorities arrive to investigate, Lissa and Kurt, estranged after a former relationship, are forced to meet again. Lissa must confront images from her past and Kurt struggles to live with his present truth.

Will Jayden be the catalyst that draws Lissa and Kurt back together for a happily ever after?


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MY THOUGHTS:

Love Calls Her Home by Patricia Lee is a heartwarming tale of loss, love and healing. This well-crafted story, set in the Steens Mountain region of Oregon, is rich in characterization and captures the emotions from the first page. Patricia Lee is an author I will be reading more of.

Kurt and Lissa are appealing lead characters, easy to connect with and root for. Both have a military background and a strong faith. But we know that faith can be strengthened or weakened by life experiences, and that’s why I appreciated Kurt and Lissa’s struggles and character growth in eventually learning to trust God with their future.

Love Calls Her Home deals with some serious issues – physical abuse, neglect of animals, PTSD – and I loved how occasional lightness and even humor offset these potentially heavy topics. The author shines the light on the effects of war, not only on those serving, but with family members and loved ones who remain behind. We see the difficulties of maintaining contact while on the field and of returning home from war with gripping memories that can never be forgotten.

And then there’s the precious young boy, Jayden, whose experiences as a child of abuse make him seem older than his years. I felt so deeply for him when his friend Bennie dies, a farmer whose friendship had provided a much-needed break from Jayden’s abusive stepfather, and understood why he initially hid from those who could help him. A bright spot is the rescue of animals and the effects rescuing has on the rescuers themselves. Especially beautiful is the relationship between Jayden and Kurt, and the effect this young boy has on adults who have erected walls around their past.

Love Calls Her Home is emotional, heartwarming, and redemptive. I enjoyed this story and the writing style of Patricia Lee very much, and hope for many more stories from her pen.

Recommended.

I received a copy of this book through JustRead Tours. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


 

Patricia Lee is a published author, having written since she first learned what words could do at the age of six. She holds a BA in journalism from the University of Oregon. Articles to her credit have appeared in Moody Monthly, Power for Living, Expecting and Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse as well as in two anthologies— Cup of Comfort Bible Promises and In the Company of Angels. She is part of a team of bloggers who submit short devotionals for FaithHappenings.com. Patricia is a member of the Oregon Christian Writers and of American Christian Fiction Writers. She and her husband have two adult children and live in the Pacific Northwest with two sleepy cats.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Mended Hearts Tour + GIVEAWAY: A Kite on the Wind by Patricia Lee





Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for the Mended Hearts series by Patricia Lee, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK


 
Title: A Kite on the Wind  
Series: Mended Hearts #3  
Author: Patricia Lee  
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink 
Release Date: October 1, 2018  
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

Is Love Strong Enough to Overcome the Walls They Hide Behind?

Left waiting at the altar, Claire Simpson has buried her past and moved on, carving out a life for herself as a teacher on the Oregon coast. When her former fiancé appears, he threatens to unravel the peaceful independence she has worked so hard to achieve after their relationship failed.

Montgomery Chandler has moved to NOAA headquarters in Newport, Oregon to make new, happier memories for his children after his wife died of a lingering illness. Their home in Seattle held nothing but the whispers of their earlier lives. Starting over will help all of them heal, but Monty is resolved not to risk love again.

When the handsome widower enrolls his hurting children at the school where Claire teaches, her determination to remain uninvolved vanishes at the whim of a snowstorm. This family needs her expertise. Can she help them without losing her heart?

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Christianbook


EXCERPT:

Monty thought he might be ill, the wave of nausea coursing through his frame threatening to knock him to his knees. Mason! Mason gone. If he’d lost his son, after losing his wife earlier last spring, he’d head out to sea and not look back. Heartache had its limits, and he had nearly reached the breaking point. The little boy in his arms proved he’d not yet arrived there.

His knees wobbled—him, the strong, capable NOAA corps scientist who combed the ocean looking for clues to its mysteries. He could walk the walk, and talk the talk, and wear the smart, dress whites any other day of the week, but give him one little seven-year-old boy missing in a snowstorm, and he turned to jelly. Mason and Mia were all he had left of Marissa, a gift to him from across the chasm between heaven and earth.


 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


 

Patricia Lee is a published author, having written since she first learned what words could do at the age of six. She holds a BA in journalism from the University of Oregon. Articles to her credit have appeared in Moody Monthly, Power for Living, Expecting and Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse as well as in two anthologies— Cup of Comfort Bible Promises and In the Company of Angels. She is part of a team of bloggers who submit short devotionals for FaithHappenings.com. Patricia is a member of the Oregon Christian Writers and of American Christian Fiction Writers. She and her husband have two adult children and live in the Pacific Northwest with two sleepy cats.

 CONNECT WITH PATRICIA: Website | Facebook | Twitter



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(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!



Be sure to check out each stop on these tours for more chances to win. Full tour schedule on this tour shown below. Giveaway begins at midnight August 19, 2019 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on August 24, 2019. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Due to shipping cost, only US mailing addresses valid. 

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Review + GIVEAWAY: A Family for Jason by Virginia McCullough


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A Family for Jason
(Back to Bluestone River #1)
By Virginia McCullough
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
August 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She’s not home for keeps

Unless he proves first love is forever

Bluestone River is a minefield of memories for Mike Abbot—all involving Ruby Driscoll. Twenty years after scandal divided them, they’re both back in their hometown. Ruby’s visit is strictly temporary. But as she uses her trauma expertise to help his vulnerable son, Mike faces what his heart has always known. Ruby’s still his one and only. This time, can he convince her to stay?


My Thoughts

A Family for Jason, book #1 in Virginia McCullough’s Back to Bluestone River series, is a sweet romance with an appealing setting and characters that are easy to connect with. I enjoyed this fulfilling, heartwarming story and look forward to all that is to come in the series.

She’d gone all over the country believing she was
looking for home and ended up back in this little
town that had nurtured her so well.
– Ruby

A Family for Jason is all about the Bluestone River, a prairie town in central Illinois. The author conveys this setting beautifully – lake, covered bridge, small-town shops, bird sanctuary, nature trails – and intricately weaves these elements into many scenes. Like many small towns, the once vibrant Bluestone River has taken a downturn over the years due to farms being sold, a major company shutting down, etc., and is ripe for a rebirth.

But most importantly, A Family for Jason is a story of friendship and relationships. I love the “back to” in the series title, because that’s the kind of story that quickly draws me in. Mike and Ruby were deeply in love twenty years earlier, until a traumatic accident abruptly ended their relationship. Their breakup wasn’t surprising, considering the circumstances, but some honest communication in the months following would have completely changed their story – and therein lies a timely message for all of us. Ruby and Mike thankfully get a second chance when personal situations bring them back to Bluestone River, and I loved that their journey is gently paced and realistic.

Ruby’s close friend, Emma, is a lovely character that I hope to see more of in this series. While appreciative of Ruby’s skilled help while recovering from back surgery, Emma’s outspoken honesty with Ruby hits home when she points out … “Your memories are like ghosts that follow you around. You can’t run fast enough to get ahead of them.”

And then there’s Mike’s young son, Jason, who effortlessly steals the show – and hearts as well. His inability – more accurately, unwillingness – to talk was Jason’s response to the trauma of not only losing his mother, but also seeing her die in the same fire that left burns on his lower arms. Mike’s patience and love, along with Ruby’s help through her trauma experience, gradually bring about a change in Jason – and that’s what makes this story extra special.

If I had to describe this story in one word, it would be “comeback” – both in the town of Bluestone River and in the lives of Ruby, Mike and Jason. The author laid a beautiful foundation for much more development and I want to spend more time in Bluestone River.

Recommended.

I received a copy of this book through Prism Book Tours. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.



About the Author

Born and raised in Chicago, Virginia McCullough has been lucky enough to develop her writing career in many locations, including the coast of Maine, the mountains of North Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and currently, Northeast Wisconsin. She started her career in nonfiction, first writing articles and then books as a ghostwriter and coauthor. She’s written more than 100 books for physicians, business owners, professional speakers and many others with information to share or a story to tell.

Virginia’s books feature characters who could be your neighbors and friends. They come in all ages and struggle with everyday life issues in small-town environments that almost always include water—oceans, lakes, or rivers. The mother of two grown children, you’ll find Virginia with her nose a book, walking on trails or her neighborhood street, or she may be packing her bag to take off for her next adventure. And she’s always working on another story about hope, healing, and second chances.

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Mended Hearts Tour + GIVEAWAY: An Anchor on Her Heart by Patricia Lee




Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for the Mended Hearts series by Patricia Lee, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


ABOUT THE BOOK

 
Title: An Anchor on Her Heart  
Series: Mended Hearts #1  
Author: Patricia Lee 
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink 
Release Date: August 1, 2017  
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

Can they keep their friendship pure when their hearts long for more?

McKenna Nichols, a young wife abandoned by her husband in favor of his work, is left alone to raise their autistic child. She promised to love him until death parted them. But when circumstances drive a wedge into their marriage and Dane chooses to escape what life has dealt them, how long can she be strong? Can she remain faithful to her marriage vows when tempted by the friendship of an unlikely stranger?

Rudy Taylor, who senses McKenna's loneliness and understands the difficulty of raising her daughter, struggles to keep his concern for the young woman biblical. Will McKenna’s faith in God and Rudy’s commitment to his Lord be enough to keep their relationship simple until McKenna's husband one day returns?



EXCERPT:

      A heavily tattooed fellow, head wrapped in a red-and-yellow bandana and left ear sporting an earring, approached from the back of the room. Though Rudy didn’t know him, the man’s gaze penetrated his and the purposeful stride toward Rudy made him nervous. He glanced around to see if any others sat in the vicinity, but he remained the solitary diner in the corner. The sailor spoke to different ones as he passed them, but his attention remained focused on Rudy. As the big guy reached the table, he broke into a wide grin, a day’s growth of beard shadowing his jaw. “Hey, there. I’m Gonzales.” He stuck out his meaty palm, the little finger missing its top joint.
      “Taylor.” Rudy stood and grasped the outstretched hand—muscled, calloused, and confident.
      “Nice to meet you.” Where did these characters come from?
      Gonzales gestured for him to sit, grabbing a side chair beside him. “I saw you bow your head over your food a few minutes ago, and I said to myself, you must walk in faith.”

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


 

Patricia Lee is a published author, having written since she first learned what words could do at the age of six. She holds a BA in journalism from the University of Oregon. Articles to her credit have appeared in Moody Monthly, Power for Living, Expecting and Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse as well as in two anthologies— Cup of Comfort Bible Promises and In the Company of Angels. She is part of a team of bloggers who submit short devotionals for FaithHappenings.com. Patricia is a member of the Oregon Christian Writers and of American Christian Fiction Writers. She and her husband have two adult children and live in the Pacific Northwest with two sleepy cats.

 CONNECT WITH PATRICIA: Website | Facebook | Twitter



GIVEAWAY


(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!


Be sure to check out each stop on these tours for more chances to win. Full tour schedule on this tour shown below. Giveaway begins at midnight August 19, 2019 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on August 24, 2019. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Due to shipping cost, only US mailing addresses valid. 

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