~I received Karma Patrol for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
As an extremely busy blogger and mom to two girls that are involved in everything I find that I have very little free time to do anything but shower and sleep. My all time favorite hobby is still reading but that usually means children’s books now a days. When I do get to sit down with a novel and read for myself I am extremely picky in my selections because who knows when I will get that free time again. Karma Patrol by Kate Miller is a book well worth my time as it is refreshingly different and held my interest from the very first page. In this book karma is real and it is Jade’s job to keep karmic levels balanced in her area. She was born with the ability to see people’s karma levels and she tries to keep free will from messing things up. It has murder, mystery, romance and enjoyable characters making this the perfect book to take to the beach or to stay up late and read in bed once the kids are asleep.
As a karmic account enforcer, Jade Bailey makes sure that what goes around comes around. Jade has dedicated her life to Karma Division, and in return she’s expecting her own personal fairytale, complete with her dream job and love at first sight with a tall, dark, and handsome soulmate. After more than a decade of waiting, her destined soulmate still hasn’t turned up, but a stellar annual performance review from the Powers That Be puts Jade at the top of the promotion list. All she has to do is maintain her territory’s karmic balance until the selection process is over. Naturally, a deranged shooter picks the next day to start a rampage that threatens to destroy the balance of Midtown West – and, incidentally, any chance Jade has of earning that long-awaited promotion. Unwilling to give up despite warnings from her boss, who knows the shadowy Destiny Division won’t appreciate Jade’s interference, Jade starts her own investigation. In the next shooting, she nearly becomes a victim herself, but she can’t prove her near-death experience is anything but a coincidence. Detective Luke Jackson, Jade’s unwitting and extremely unwilling soulmate, arrives on the scene to investigate. Instead of falling head over heels in love with her, Luke suspects her of being involved in the murders. If Jade wants her fairytale ending, she’ll have to convince her soulmate she isn’t a killer while trying to catch the real culprit, a task made more difficult and infinitely more dangerous when Jade becomes the killer’s next target.
Kate Miller is a Florida native who began writing fiction at the age of 13. Growing up as a competitive figure skater left Kate with a fervent love for fleece sweaters and Swarovski crystals, and the latter only intensified when she joined her sorority in college. She graduated from the University of Florida and went on to medical school and residency, but remains involved on the UF campus as an advisor for Sigma Kappa. Like all Gators fans, Kate dreams of a world where football season lasts all year.
Kate Miller’s debut novel takes place in a world where people get exactly what they deserve. Well written and fast-paced, this is the perfect book for anyone who’s ever been cut off in traffic and wished for Karma to step in. I absolutely cannot wait to see what happens next in the trilogy! You can get your copy from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Books A Million.
~I received Lacoste beach towels for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Spring is here and Summer is right around the corner and for those days you need a towel you can really use and the the high quality, large LACOSTE beach towels are perfect. These towels sport amazing designs and whether you are spending the day at the lake, having a pool party or taking the kids to the beach, these lush and large towels are sure to be a hit with the whole family.
~I received a Put Me In The Story sample for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Hippity hoppity Easter’s on its way! Put Me In The Story has some great personalized Easter books to place in your little one’s basket this year! From a great adventure in An Easter Surprise, a fun new interactive book Don’t Push the Button, to an adorable heartfelt story in I Love You Honey Bunny, each personalized book your little one receives this Easter will put a spring in their step and a smile on their face!
Don’t Push the Button by Bill Cotter is their newest Easter addition! There’s only one rule in Larry’s book–don’t push the button. (Seriously, don’t even think about it!) Even if it does look kinda nice, you must never press the button. Who knows what would happen? Okay, quick. No one is looking… press the button. Uh, oh. Larry is a lovable monster, if a bit too curious for his own good. And now, you can join in on his fun adventure! In the personalized version of this interactive story, your child will discover all the surprises around that big red button. Read, play, and laugh along while your little one investigates just how BIG one little push can be!
I Love You Honey Bunny by Sandra Magsamen is the perfect Easter treat to add to your little “honey bunny’s” basket! I Love You Honey Bunny by Sandra Magsamen is a fun and heartfelt story to remind your little one just how much you love and cherish them. Cuddle up close and enjoy something sweet together! Celebrate your child by letting them know how they fill the world with love! Personalize this book with your honey bunny’s name, photo, and sweet message on the dedication page. You will also have the option to customize the pronoun in this book to become “I” or “We” Love You, Honey Bunny. A darling tale with a loving message that will stay with your little one forever!
This Easter, take your little one on an “eggs-traordinary” egg-hiding adventure around the world with An Easter Surprise! As fun and festive as an egg hunt, An Easter Surprise gives your child the chance to plan his or her very own Easter mission! Soaring as high as the moon in a hot air balloon, delivering eggs all over town, and stashing tasty treats all down the streets, your little one will be thrilled at the surprise twist in this Easter adventure! Make Easter morning extra magical! Personalize this exciting Easter storybook with your child’s name and hometown, along with a special message and photo on the dedication page. A sweet Easter surprise your little one will cherish long after the holiday is over!
I received An Easter Surprise for my youngest daughter and it is ridiculously cute! Your child’s name is that of the bunny…the Easter bunny that will be doing all the special deliveries! Not only is the whole story cute but there is a bonus game where children get to find the 20 hidden eggs throughout the story pages.
For Easter Delivery from Put Me In The Story…
They have several more books as well as a few other goodies you can personalize in their Easter section. When you personalize the book you can see exactly how it will look before purchasing. You can adjust the picture and the dedication wording and see how the final version will read. Kids absolutely love seeing their names in printed books. These are high quality bound books that are meant to last and will be a keepsake to last a lifetime. Fill up those baskets with beautiful personalized Easter books from Put Me In The Story this year!
I received an I See Me! sample for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Valentine’s Day is coming up and I think it is fun to make the holiday sweet for kids. You can make that happen with a few treats and some cute themed books. One super sweet personalized children’s book is Who Loves Me? Valentine Edition Storybook & Stickers Gift Set from I See Me! In this special Valentine’s Day edition of their classic Who Loves Me? personalized book, lyrical rhymes feature the names of those who love the child. The limited edition gift set includes matching Valentine stickers. Kids absolutely light up when they see their name in print within a story so these books are extra special!
The book and matching stickers will be personalized with the names of those who love the child (up to 6 book spreads/stickers). You get to select the names of the 6 so it can include parents, siblings, grandparents, pets or whoever loves the child. Each name or set of names is personalized the way you want and you can view the book in live time to make sure it reads exactly how you want it to.
This book measures 8.5″ by 8.5″ and is a top quality bound book set in hardback form and contains bright and glossy pages. You can also include a picture on the dedication page. The story is a sweet one that reminds the child how much they are really loved. This is a book meant to really last and be treasured forever.
I own several I See Me! books and they really hold up well and are still requested by my girls for me to read to them over and over again. Children absolutely love seeing their names and photos in print! Written by Jennifer Dewing, with colorful, whimsical illustrations by Maria Carluccio, this sweet personalized children’s book is a perfect gift for your little Valentine!