Friday, August 19, 2016

SEER The Ghosts of Gray Fable by Eli Bloom available August 19


Now that school is back I feel like I don't have enough time to do anything let alone read.  Do some of you feel that way? I have a new book blast to share with you on this beautiful Friday morning thanks to Promotional Book Tours.  I love being a part of this group and finding out about great new reads from authors I have not  yet discovered.  It makes having something in mind to read when life is crazy busy super easy. With that said we are sharing SEER the Ghosts of Gray Fable  by Eli Bloom today.

.Seer Fifteen-year-old Grace “Gray” Fable can speak to the dead. When her dad moves from Los Angeles to be with his mysterious girlfriend, Gray must attend notorious Willowbrook High School, the scene of a mass shooting five years earlier. When she meets the ghosts of those who died that tragic day – including the school shooter himself – she must uncover a dark secret to lay the victims to rest, and find peace for their families before it’s too late to stop another tragedy. A YA Supernatural novel.

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  Eli Bloom is a young adult author living in Los Angeles with his wife and three cats Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 20.54.05– one named Grace, of all things. He believes in ghosts. Follow the author's Website / Goodreads / Amazon Click here to Reply or Forward 4.62 GB (30%) of 15 GB used Manage Terms - Privacy Last account activity: 28 minutes ago Details Mandie Stevens's profile photo Mandie Stevens 3 circles Show details

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Cover Reveal The Crimson Tree available September 1

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New this week is Valerie Puri's cover for The Crimson Tree. Being released September 1st sounds like a good read =)  We love discovering new books don't you?

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Disembodied voices. Apparitions. Waking nightmares. Strange occurrences are happening with increased intensity and Carly cannot escape what is tormenting her. With little proof and little support, she is losing everything in her life: her fiancĂ©, friendships, and her sanity. Can Carly uncover what caused the supernatural derailing of her life? Can she ever get rid of her ghostly tormentor, or is she doomed to be haunted indefinitely? Determined to stop these frightening events, she has to do whatever she can to regain control of her life before things take a deadly turn. Release date: September 1st   CrimsonTree-wrap-web

ValerieValerie Puri – Author Bio

Valerie Puri has always had a lifelong interest in all forms of artistic expression. She has tried her hand at many things, yet she always finds her way back to reading and writing. With inspiration everywhere, Valerie finally put pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboard) with the intent of publishing her stories. Writing has always come naturally to Valerie, and for a time she even worked as a technical writer. This experience and her current day job of project manager helps Valerie continue to hone her writing skills. Her true passion lies in the freedom that comes with writing the stories that pour from her imagination and real life inspiration. Valerie believes that the experiences we have in life are just stories waiting to be written.  

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Eva and the Monster Who Stole All The Hugs by Eva Cooper


Author Jill Cooper's daughter wrote a book and we wanted to share it with you! Way to go Eva Cooper.  You can pre-order Eva and the Monster who Stole all the Hugs on amazon .

ebook (1)A colorful lonely monster. A little girl with a big heart. A whirlwind adventure! Oh, no! The loneliest monster in town has stolen all the hugs and kisses for himself! When six-year-old Eva and her friends discover what's happened they embark on a journey to find the missing hugs! Along the way, they'll discover what it means to love and never give up. Can they make friends with the blue cuddly monster and show him what friendship is all about? Release Date August 24th

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    EvaEva Cooper lives in Danvers, MA with her parents and two cats. She is very creative and loves to draw and write stories. When she grows up she wants to be a fashion designer, teacher, and astronaut. Follow her on Amazon

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Monday, August 15, 2016

A taste of wine on the Space Coast

East Coast Winery Melbourne Florida

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East Coast Winery is a local winery in Melbourne , Florida. Whether you are paying them a personal visit or communicating through email or phone you are greeted with friendly and helpful customer service. They know the scoop on Florida wine and beer. You'll discover a wide variety of Florida wines made from berries , grapes and citrus. If you visit the store you can have a sample of the daily tastings. (Yum) The wine tasting is Free.

Personally, the Key Lime Wine is at the top of my list and also a best seller for East Coast. This wine is a Florida State fair Winner, an Epcot International Food & Wine Selection and several other awards as well. It really does say Florida. If you love margaritas this wine will be a good choice for you. Hurricane 5 was another top choice for myself. Hurricane 5 is a blend of fruit wines in the form of a white sangria. It goes well with most any dish and is quite refreshing. Every part of this wine including the taste has that Florida feel. Those are just a few of my favorites. There are so many to choose from. A citrus and chocolate wine called Cocoa Beach a local favorite. A banana wine "Florida Banana" made 100% from bananas , or Mango Mama for a tropical semi-sweet touch.

This little shop is a great place to find that unique gift to share over the holidays. With plenty of help to find the perfect touch . Stop by and browse around the many bottles or send them a message . You can have a bottle or even a gift basket shipped and surprise someone on your holiday list.

827 E.Strawbridge Ave. Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone #: (321) 409-8400

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

5 things to do in Fernandina Beach Florida

If you are looking for a place to spend some family time, learn a little bit of history and explore Amelia Island is a great place to spend a day or two . From Jacksonville you can arrive by car in a little under an hour most days. (30 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport) There is so much to do on this small island you might decide to stay in a bed & breakfast (Florida House Inn is a personal favorite) or try one of the great spa resorts on the island.

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Things to do in Fernandina Beach Florida
1. Soak up the Sun - at the Beach 13 miles of beautiful beaches there are plenty of beach access spots for you to park and walk on. At the Southern tip of the island you will find Amelia Island State Park . This park is one of the few areas on the East Coast that allows horseback riding on the beach and riding tours. Enjoy the sand and surf for a bit while here. Take a jet ski tour and take in the wild horses of Cumberland Island. Try one of the guided fishing tours or just stop in at the marina and take in the many fishing boats. You might even drop by on a day that they are having a fishing tournament.
2. Play - Pirate Playground if you have smaller children this is a definite must do! Pirate Playground is one of a kind with all areas being accessible to children with physical disabilities.There are several sensory areas in the park such as the really cool sand and water area and the music zone. If you want to get wet also just steps away there is a pool and splash pad for $5 admittance. This little park is packed full of fun and was just opened in Fernandina in May 2014.  
3. Stroll - A stroll down Center Street is worth a visit for so many different reasons. Take a few minutes to enjoy the history, take in the architecture and lovely brick buildings, and of course enjoy the shopping and retail therapy. Center Street has all kinds of unique shops like the Christmas Shop, the Bookstore gets our vote for a #1 stop and don’t forget to drop by the Palace Saloon Florida’s oldest bar.
4. Eat - Something everyone enjoys is eating while on vacation. While on Center Street take in some of the local favorites in the area. The Crab Trap for some fresh LOCAL seafood or the Happy Tomato Cafe both are good choices. You might just like some yummy dessert drop in and visit Fantastic Fudge or grab a piece of key lime pie at one of the local restaurants.
5. Explore - Take the time to explore the area. You will find a cool piece of Florida like Fort Clinch State Park which shares beautiful views and a rich part of area history. Egan’s Creek Greenway is a great area to find wildlife (walking or biking). Beware this wildlife may include snakes or even a gator. The Amelia Island Lighthouse overlooks Egan's Creek and Fort Clinch. Actual access to the lighthouse are limited to tours which are only the first and third Wednesday of the month. (plan ahead if you are wanting to visit the lighthouse) The tour does not allow you to go inside the lighthouse. You may want to grab a few photos of it from Ft.Clinch or where Egans Creek crosses Atlantic Avenue instead.

Whatever you decide to do in this area we are sure your family will enjoy the adventure!  We Love it! 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Educator Appreciation Days at Ripley's Florida Attractions

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Thanks Florida K-12 School Employees 
with Educator Appreciation Days

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Thank you Ripley's! 

All K-12 teachers and staff receive free admission to Ripley's Florida attractions from September 6 - October 16
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (August 2, 2016) - Ripley's Believe It or Not! attractions in Florida are thanking
K-12 educators for all their hard work with the return of Educator Appreciation Days

All K-12 school personnel are invited to visit any of Ripley's Florida attractions for FREE fromSeptember 6 - October 16. Participating attractions include:

  • St. Augustine: Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Red Train Tours, Bayfront Mini Golf and Ripley's Ghost Train Adventures
  • Orlando: Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
  • Panama City Beach: Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, 7D Moving Theater and Marvelous Mirror Maze
  • Key West: Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium

Educators need to bring a current pay stub and photo ID to receive their free admission. They can also bring up to five guests who will receive 50% discounts on their admission.  

For more on Ripley's St. Augustine attractions, please visit

Friday, July 15, 2016

Ripley's Red Trains Hosts K9s for Warriors this Saturday

Are you looking for something to do in St.Augustine Saturday?  Ripley's Red trains will be hosting the K9s for Warriors event at 10AM.  Go and find out more information about these service animals and their heroes.  

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Ripley's Red Trains Hosts K9s for Warriors

Part of the training for these service dogs is to ride the trains!

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (July 12, 2016) -  This Saturday, July 16, Ripley's Red Train Tours is pleased to be hosting K9s for Warriors onboard the Red Train as part of special training for canines that will assist our military veterans.

Ripley's will host twenty trainers and ten canines onboard a special training exercise starting at 
10 a.m. at the 254 San Marco Ave location (the Old Sugar Mill Train Station).

K9s for Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11. Their goal is to empower them to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. The dogs being trained are also getting a new "leash" on life, as they are all rescue animals.

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! St. Augustine is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. ( family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment.  More than 13 million people visit its 95-plus attractions in 10 countries each year.  In addition to its 32 Believe It or Not!Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.