Tuesday, April 22, 2014

10% Happier by Dan Harris Book Tour and Kindle HDX Giveaway!




 10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America's spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had both propelled him through the ranks of a hyper-competitive business and also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out.

We all have a voice in our head. It's what has us losing our temper unnecessarily, checking our email compulsively, eating when we're not hungry, and fixating on the past and the future at the expense of the present. Most of us would assume we're stuck with this voice --- that there's nothing we can do to rein it in --- but Harris stumbled upon an effective way to do just that. It's a far cry from the miracle cures peddled by the self-help swamis he met; instead, it's something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation. After learning about research that suggests meditation can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported world of CEOs, scientists, and even marines who are now using it for increased calm, focus, and happiness.

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/vOtHE 





Dan Harris is the coanchor of Nightline and the weekend editions of Good Morning America. He regularly reports for 20/20, World News with Diane Sawyer, and the weekday editions of Good Morning America. Before joining ABC News fourteen years ago, he worked for local news outlets in Boston and Maine. He lives with his wife, Bianca, in New York City. This is his first book.

Cassandra's review- The humor is good and the writing style is excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed thinking everything over again a few times at some parts of this book. I like that by incorporating meditation and a fabulously honest journey into this ingenious work was a great asset and I would highly recommend taking a couple of hours to not only read this book, but think on it as well.


I received a complimentary book for review. 

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Summer On The Short Bus book blast for Bethany Crandell!


 SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Publisher: Running Press Kids

Spoiled, Versace-clad Cricket Montgomery has seventeen years of pampering under her belt. So when her father decides to ship her off to a summer camp for disabled teens to help her learn some accountability, Cricket resigns herself to three weeks of handicapped hell.

Her sentence takes a bearable turn as she discovers the humor and likeability of the campers and grows close to fellow counselors. Now, if she can just convince a certain Zac Efron look-alike with amazing blue eyes that she finally realizes there's life after Gucci, this summer could turn out to be the best she's ever had.

Summer on the Short Bus is a very non-P.C., contemporary YA with a lot of attitude, tons of laughs, and a little life lesson along the way.

"Crandell creates a wonderful and relatable protagonist with Cricket but even better than that, she surrounds her with equally relatable, flawed, and real characters...This book is an absolute winner!" – Feathered Quill Book Reviews

“A novel oozing with heart and humanity.” - Ken Baker, E! News correspondent and author of Fangirl and How I Got Skinny, Famous and Fell Madly in Love

“A hilarious and heartwarming ride.” – Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, author of How My Summer Went Up in Flames and Famous Last Words

 B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/summer-on-the-short-bus-bethany-crandell/1115773139?ean=9780762449514
AMAZON http://www.amazon.com/Summer-Short-Bus-Bethany-Crandell/dp/0762449519/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398031628&sr=8-1&keywords=summer+on+the+short+bus
INDIEBOUND http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780762449514
GOODREADS https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13635790-summer-on-the-short-bus?from_search=true


Bethany lives in San Diego with her husband, two kiddos (one of whom is differently-abled), and a chocolate lab who has no regard for personal space. She believes that prayer solves problems and that Jake Ryan is going to show up at her door any minute now…. She is represented by Rachael Dugas of Talcott Notch Literary Services.

Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBethanyCrandell?ref=hl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bethanycrandell

Website: www.bethanycrandell.com

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Puritan's Pride Mother's Day Giveaway

Welcome to the Puritan's Pride Mother's Day Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Puritan's Pride

Hosted by: Gloriously Green Gal & Savory Savings

Puritan's Pride Mother's Day Event

As Mother's Day approaches, it is fun to think of gift ideas for mom - a way to celebrate the woman in your life that spends her days wiping noses, packing backpacks or checking in with you on how the nose wiping, backpack packing etc, is going.  Puritan's Pride offers an extensive line of natural and wonderful supplements, energy bars, beauty products and more.  They have put together this amazing Mother's Day prize pack to giveaway and share with mom!
Krista over at Savory Savings had the change to review this Mother's Day pack and shared her thoughts in this review.  

What's in this prize pack?  You will find:

Ultra™ Woman Daily Multi Timed Release:  This multivitamin formula provides key ingredients such as Calcium, Iron, Folic Acid and B-6 for the unique needs of women.* Formulated to provide a gradual release of vitamins over a prolonged period of time.
Raspberry Ketones 100 mg: Ketones are the primary aroma compound of red raspberries. Our raspberry ketones are highly concentrated.
Hedgerow and Kent Organic Green Tea: Green tea comes from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same plant used for black tea. Green tea, however, is steamed and dried before oxidation can take place, giving it the characteristic greenish color and mellow flavor it's known for. This variety is a well-balanced blend of exceptional green teas from gardens in China and India.
Hair, Skin and Nails Formula: This specially formulated vitamin contains Niacin and Biotin that support the health and beauty of your hair, skin and nails.*
Retinol Cream: Retinol Cream provides you with the nourishing benefits of Vitamin A along with protective moisturizers that help to keep your skin soft, smooth and young looking.
Dark Chocolate Crunch Balance Bars: This Balance Bar favorite layers smooth, dark chocolate over a crunchy cookie base and covers both with a rich, dark-chocolate coating. The bars are also gluten free and packed with enough nutritious protein and fiber to keep you moving. 
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

How would you like to win the Mother's Day prize pack from Puritan's Pride?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Puritan's Pride giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from April 22, 2013 through May 1, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winner will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.
Good Luck!

Red the Were Hunter Farielle Series Book One Rebekah Ganiere Cover Reveal

Red the Were Hunter

Farielle Series

Book One 

Rebekah Ganiere

Fantasy Romance/ Paranormal Romance


What if you were the key to an ancient prophecy that would begin to heal your lands,
but fulfilling your destiny meant you had to turn your back on everything you’d been taught to believe in?

Redlynn of Volkzene, member of the Sisterhood of Red, is heartbroken to discover another girl kidnapped and her best friend slain by werewolves. Defying the head of her order, she sets out to kill the beast she believes responsible. The King of the Weres– But there are worse things in WolvenglenForest than the wolves.

Adrian, reluctant heir to the throne of Wolvenglen, and his band of wolf brothers are bound to protect the humans; especially the Sisterhood. Finding Redlynn unconscious in his woods, awakens in him a passion he’s never before experienced and a protective instinct that has him ready to turn on his own men. Problem is, a female is the last thing Adrian needs complicating his life.

But all is not as it seems in Wolvenglen Forest and to save the missing girls before time runs out, Redlynn and Adrian must move past their inner demons and learn to trust each other. Perhaps finding the happiness they both so desperately desire.



Rebekah grew up on both the east and west coasts and currently lives in the 

Los Angeles area. From the Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein to The Stand by 

Stephen King, Rebekah immersed herself in other people's made up worlds. She 

began writing in junior high and then found she liked pretending to be other 

people's characters in high school. Lettering in drama she went on to study theater 

in college as well. After college she continued acting till becoming a mom. 

Ultimately, she ended up going back to writing her characters down instead of 

acting them out, so she could stay at home with her kids. 

Rebekah is a member of Romance Writers of America and is a board member of 

both the Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal and her local Los Angeles chapters. 

When she isn't spending time telling the lives of the characters constantly 

chattering inside her head, you can find her with her husband and four children; 

reading comic books, gaming, at the movies or taking care of the menagerie of 

pets. A dog, a rabbit, two bearded dragons, and three tortoises. Wonder woman, the 

escaped snake, has yet to be located. 

www.RebekahGaniere.com

Twitter: @VampWereZombie

Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/VampiresWerewolvesZombies

Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/VampWereZombie

Youtube: http://youtu.be/YiCqYd9UBMk


Unfinished Business Book Blast and Giveaway

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UB1 BT 3d front coverAn Angela Panther Novel

Stay at home mom Angela Panther is living the good life. Happily married with two kids, a house in the suburbs and, a fantabulous best friend, she's got it all. But hours after Angela's mother dies, her ghost pops in for a visit, leaving the door to the other side wide open. Suddenly Angela's life is jam-packed with ghosts - ghosts that need her help. Now Angela must find a way to balance the needs of the living along with the unfinished business of the dead, all while keeping her mother's ghost in line. Hilarious and bittersweet, Unfinished Business tackles the emotional ups and downs of the relationships between mothers and daughters and the desperate desire for that one last chance to tell someone we've lost how we feel.

Buy on Amazon (Kindle, Paperback & Audiobook) and B&N

Purchase Book 2 Unbreakable Bonds (An Angela Panther Novel) Amazon.com Editorial Reviews "It definitely touched a chord with anyone who has ever lost a loved one. The writing was strong and the dialogue -- which many people simply cannot write -- was terrific." - Christie Giraud, editor, Editingpro.com "What a fantastic read! I couldn't put it down! I had to keep reading just to see what twist life was going throw out at Angela next!" - Chicklit Plus "The author has a great sense of humor, even about death, but when the story called for it, she was reverent and empathetic in the way her characters handled each other." - Caroline Fardig, Bestselling Author "This story captures how a real housewife would likely feel if her dead mother popped up and became a regular part of her life. Angela does her best to muddle through with life throwing her curveballs. There are plenty of moments of laugh-out-loud absurdity and interesting ghost trivia to entertain readers." - Sarka-Jonae Miller, Amazon Bestselling Author of Between Boyfriends

Carolyn Ridder Aspenson Bio

carolynAmazon and Barnes & Noble best selling author Carolyn Ridder Aspenson left her career in the health insurance industry to be a stay at home mom to her two daughters and son. When not carting them to and from whatever was on their busy schedule, Carolyn spent her time writing for various websites about things that interested her—raising kids and the insanity it created, ABC soap operas and fitness. Soon Carolyn's writing expanded into freelance works for small companies, newspapers, print and online magazines. An avid fitness buff, Carolyn currently now writes a monthly health and fitness column for Northside Woman Magazine as well as regular weekly news articles for various Atlanta area media outlets including the Forsyth Herald, the Milton Herald, the Revue and News, and the Johns Creek Herald and features for Countyline Magazine. She is the Amazon and Barnes & Noble best selling author of Unfinished Business; An Angela Panther Novel, Unbreakable Bonds; An Angela Panther Novel, both published through Booktrope, the novella Santa's Gift, a Cumming Christmas Novella and The Quick Start Weight Loss Program. A native of Indiana, for over eighteen years Carolyn called the northwest Chicago suburbs home. When not writing Carolyn likes to read, exercise and spend time with her family and pets. She resides in the Atlanta area with her husband, three kids, two dogs and cat and the slightly more than occasional foster dog.
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