Thursday, August 06, 2015

USB Charging Station Giveaway

USB Charging Station Giveaway Sponsored by GRDE

Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Co-Hosted by Sweepstakes Fanatics and Orange Marigolds

USB Charging Station Giveaway
How many electronic devices do you have that use USB charging? Are you tired of always fighting over a USB plug? Now you can charge your USB devices conveniently and easily with the GRDE 30W 5 Ports Portable USB Charger. This USB Charging Station has 5 ports that can charge up to 2.4A or a total of 6A. It's also eco-friendly! See what Emilee at Pea of Sweetness thought of this USB Charging Station.
Would you like to win a GRDE 30W 5 Ports Portable USB Charger? This giveaway runs through 8/19/15 at 11:00pm Eastern Time and is open to US residents ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions/concerns please email emilee.roberts (at) peaofsweetness (dot) com (consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as winning email notification will be sent from this email). Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
  Disclosure: Emilee at Pea of Sweetness received complimentary products to facilitate her review. No additional compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  

U.S. Cellular recommends the following tips and free or low-cost apps #BetterMoments #spon

U.S. Cellular provides a high-quality network and national coverage that keeps you connected in big and small cities and rural communities.

 A cutting edge device on U.S. Cellular’s high-quality network that keeps you connected nationwide can serve as a planner, survival guide, trail map and wildlife guidebook, as well as a tool to call for help in a sticky situation.

Most smartphones come equipped with useful tools for the outdoors, such as a compass and flashlight function. Rugged phone cases can protect your device against the elements, and long-life lithium battery can give you hours of power. You can even pick up a military spec 4G LTE Duraforce Smartphone that’s built to last in extreme elements.

U.S. Cellular recommends the following tips and free or low-cost apps:​
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▪ Safety first: Put the entire Army survival guide on your phone and access it anytime, online or offline, with the Army Survival Guide. This Android and iPhone compatible app offers information about survival planning and kits, shelters, water and food procurement, firecraft and much more.
▪ Find your way: Recent U.S. Cellular research found that 22 percent of smartphone owners use GPS to get directions. Take advantage of your device’s GPS functionality with Gaia GPS, a free app offering the full functionality of a handheld, backcountry GPS unit. Record tracks and waypoints, take geo-tagged photos and more. Plus, you can search for nearby waypoints and read reports about places.
▪ Be your own guide: Use the AllTrails app to browse through guides for 50,000 trails across North America. The app provides photos, reviews and tracks for outdoor activities – from hiking and mountain biking to fly-fishing and snowshoeing. Track your activities with your phone’s GPS and easily share your adventures with friends.
▪ Spot wildlife: Identify birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, native trees and wildflowers with National Parks Field Guide, an interactive field guide to the wildlife and plants of 100 U.S. National Parks. The guide is also full of useful information about each park such as major sites within it, directions, hours and fees, links, and phone numbers to make reservations or get more information.
▪ Boat safely: If your adventure involves boating, check out the official United States Coast Guard app. This free app provides state boating information, a safety equipment checklist, navigation rules, float plans and more. It also offers tools to check weather reports, report pollution and call for help.
▪ Other tips: While a mobile device is not meant to replace good planning and adequate safety precautions, it may serve as a valuable lifeline. If you are lost or in trouble, in an ideal situation, you can call or send a text message for help. If you don’t have a signal, search and rescue might be able to find you based on your device’s location. Outdoor safety experts recommend bringing your mobile phone and leaving your phone number and service provider with family or friends. Even if you keep your device off, experts recommend powering it up occasionally to drop some digital breadcrumbs that may help search and rescue teams locate you if needed.

 Smartphones are an essential part of summer with features and apps that help owners communicate and stay entertained in a variety of ways. U.S. Cellular provides a high-quality network and national coverage that keeps you connected in big and small cities and rural communities, whether you are at a rock or country concert or a fair or festival.
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 A recent U.S. Cellular survey indicated that 45 percent of smartphone owners use their phone to listen to music. One app that you can try out is Bandsintown which can even find nearby concerts based on your music library.

 A few apps and tips to help make your summer festival or fair more enjoyable:

 Photos can be a big part of your summer fair and festival experience making out of town loved ones feel like they are a part of the action.
▪ The free aillis, Magisto Video Editor & Maker, Retrica and SmugMug apps on Google Play and iTunes can help you take amazing photos and offer places to upload, archive and easily share your favorite moments.
▪ Before you hit the road, make sure your wireless device has proper battery life. You can extend your smartphone’s battery life by turning off Bluetooth, location services and lowering your screens brightness.
▪ As you prepare to communicate with family members and friends at an event with thousands of people, text messages could be your best option. Texting takes up less network bandwidth than calls, so cell phone customers can often text successfully if they can’t place or receive calls. 
#BetterMoments #spon

M9B Two for Thursday Book Blitz – Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland and Praefatio by Georgia McBride with Giveaway #T4T

M9B Two for Thursday Book Blitz – Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland and Praefatio by Georgia McBride with Giveaway #T4T
Welcome to this week’s Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T
presented by Month9books/Tantrum Books!
Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy,
and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles!
You just might find your next read!
This week, #T4T presents to you:
Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland and
Praefatio by Georgia McBride
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
A captivating debut about the fragility of life, love, and perspective.
When Chase dies tragically, Alex embraces her own mortality. What she didn’t expect was that she’d have to make a choice: forget the years of pain and suffering once and for all, or linger as a spirit and get another chance at life and love.
Alex doesn’t hesitate to choose; she’d follow Chase anywhere. But the spirit world is nothing like she expected, and Alex finds she's forced to fight for her life once more. For even in a world where secrets are buried much deeper than six feet under, a legacy can continue to haunt you—and in a place this dangerous, no one is resting in peace.

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“The final chapters had me at the edge of my seat!”Victoria – Goodreads Reviewer

“Of Breakable Things is a story of hurt, raw emotions, love, and incredible strength of mind and soul.”
Bèbè – Spiced Latte Reads

“The ending itself was so intense and action packed I really wish there was more of that throughout the book!”
Ang - Ang is Good with Books


A. Lynden Rolland
A. Lynden Rolland was born and raised in a picturesque town obsessed with boats and blue crabs. She has always been intrigued by the dramatic and the broken, compiling her eccentric tales of tragic characters in a weathered notebook she began to carry in grade school. She is a sports fanatic, a coffee addict, and a lover of Sauvignon Blanc and thunderstorms. When she isn’t hunched behind a laptop at her local bookstore, she can be found chasing her two vivacious children. She resides in Maryland with her husband and young sons.

Seventeen-year-old Grace Ann Miller is no ordinary runaway...
After having been missing for weeks, Grace is found on the estate of international rock star Gavin Vault, half-dressed and yelling for help. Over the course of twenty-four hours Grace holds an entire police force captive with incredulous tales of angels, demons, and war; intent on saving Gavin from lockup and her family from worry over her safety.
Authorities believe that Grace is ill, suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, the victim of assault and a severely fractured mind. Undeterred, Grace reveals the secret existence of dark angels on earth, an ancient prophecy and a wretched curse steeped in Biblical myth. Grace’s claims set into motion an ages-old war, resulting in blood, death and the loss of everything that matters. But are these the delusions of an immensely sick girl, or could Grace’s story actually be true?
Praefatio is Grace’s account of weeks on the run, falling in love and losing everything but her faith. When it’s sister against brother, light versus darkness, corrupt police officers, eager doctors and accusing journalists, against one girl with nothing but her word as proof: who do you believe?
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“With Praefatio, Georgia McBride proves that you can take any genre to a higher level. This is teen fantasy at its most entertaining, most heartbreaking, most compelling. Highly recommended.”Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author.

“This story kicks ass. No joke, all nepotism aside, I'm an angel convert after having read Praefatio. This proves my theory, by the way, that if a story is written well it can reach across the aisle and grab even the most cynical or perhaps reluctant reader.”
Caroline – Author

“An intense, but powerful young adult fantasy that you utterly become immersed in from the moment you start reading it.”
– Grace – Books of Love


Georgia McBride
Georgia loves a good story. Whether it’s writing her own, or publishing someone else’s, story is at the heart of everything Georgia does. Founder of Month9Books, YALITCHAT.ORG and the weekly #yalitchat on Twitter, Georgia spends most of her days writing, editing, or talking about books. That is, of course, when she is not blasting really loud music or reading. She lives in North Carolina with four dogs, a frog, a parrot, 2 kids, parents and a husband. PRAEFATIO is her first novel.

Author Links:
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