30% off Coobie Bras – Super Comfort!

coobie_logo_usfg bralette vneck scoopneck

Coobie Seamless Bras are The World’s Most Comfortable Bras!

You need this amazing bra in your life!  Coobie Seamless Bras are ultra comfortable and supportive. Perfect for everyday wear, their versatile one-size fits 32A – 36D, available in 7+ styles and 70+ colors/patterns, with adjustable straps and removable pads! Try one, you’ll love it!
My Readers receive 30% off any order of Coobie Seamless Bras at www.shopcoobie.com  Use code: USFG

Giveaway coming soon!

This is a partnered post with Coobie and US Family Guide.

Enter to #win with SC Johnson #Thanksgathering #giveaway

SCJ-thanksgathering-2017-300x250

 

How totally cool is this? Test your Thanksgiving knowledge with trivia – so fun!

Turk-ify your family and get a $5 MasterCard when you upload a receipt for participating SC Johnson products.

There will be 5 winners each and every day up until 11/30/2017 who will be selected to win an entire year’s worth of SC Johnson products!

Get all the juicy details here!

 

Happy Holidaze!

 

 

 

This is a partnered post with SC Johnson but all excitement is purely mine.

#Win $50 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash – Stone Silence Book Blast! #Giveaway

NEW RELEASE!!!

STONE SILENCE

by

TAYLOR DEAN

Stone Silence by Taylor Dean

There is something I have been wondering about. Maybe you know.

Great big beautiful love.

Does it really exist?

Everyone tells me it does. They say, “Spencer Elliott, don’t worry, you’ll find it one day. You just have to find the right man and when you do, it will surprise the heck out of you.”

I’m still waiting for that heck of a surprise to hit. It has proven to be elusive thus far. I’m pretty sure the entire world is lying about love and the joke is on me.

I know I want a man in my heart and in my life. Unfortunately, most men immediately push my OFF button and I lose interest quickly.

Feeling pressure to prove I’m trying to find my soulmate, I finally give in and agree to a date. Huge mistake. Afterward I find myself abandoned in the middle of nowhere, in desperate need of help.

That’s when I meet Stony by chance.

He’s a silent and unsmiling man who intrigues me with his ability to keep going after life has knocked him down. Suddenly the abstract notion of love becomes tangible and within my reach. Once I experience it, I wonder how I ever lived without it.

That’s when I stay with Stony by choice.

But when Stony’s hidden past and present-day reality collide, his silence is broken. And the truth about his life nearly brings me to my knees. I can’t compete with ghosts from the past.

I refuse to fight for a man’s love. He either loves me or he doesn’t. It’s as simple and as complicated as that.

My only hope is . . . he does.

The Sound of Silence Series is a three book series.

Book One: Stone Silence, Spencer’s Story
Book Two: Jailbird, Mia’s Story
Book Three: Hothouse Flower, Shay’s Story

Each book has a happy ending and there are no cliffhangers. They are not standalones and should be read in order.

Hate waiting for the next book in a series?

You won’t have to wait long!

Yay!

Jailbird, Book Two will be released on December 1st, 2017
Hothouse Flower, Book Three will be released on January 1st, 2018
What readers are saying about STONE SILENCE:

This story just wrapped me in its arms and held me tight. I adored the characters and never wanted the book to end. Dean weaves a heart-tugging romance like nobody else’s business. Her books are always a feast to my literary mind and always go on my To-Read-Again pile once I finish.

-Charissa Stastny, Author
Once again Dean takes the raw pain and hurt many of us can relate to, and creates a perfectly romantic tale for readers to escape into, giving us hope, love, second chances and ultimately that believable happily ever after we all seek for as true romance lovers.
-Mylissa’s Reviews and Book Thoughts

READ AN EXCERPT FROM STONE SILENCE:

“He kicked me out of the car. I’ve been walking for hours. Please,
if you could just . . .”
“No,” he says emphatically with a raised voice. Then again it’s as
if he’s quietly speaking to himself. “I can’t do this. I’m not ready.”
“No?” I ask, feeling unbelief. If he’ll just let me finish a
sentence, I’ll ask him for water and be on my way. “I just want a . . .”
“Roby’s just up the road,” he interrupts.
“Please, just a . . .”
“Someone will help you there,” he says with finality.
There’s a reason this guy lives all by himself in the boondocks.
He’s about as friendly as a rabid dog. I doubt there’s a prince hiding
underneath his stern demeanor. Only a beast.
Our eyes lock for a few moments. I implore him for help and I’m
met with an unyielding gaze. I feel like I just ran into a rock wall. Hard.
Help is not here. Help is not anywhere. Despair engulfs me and I
feel utterly defeated. I war between begging and my pride. My pride wins and
that’s my downfall. “Never mind,” I whisper as my voice cracks. The impending
rain will save me. I’ll cup my hands and drink to my heart’s content. I’ll find
someone else to help me. Surely there’s another house down the road.
If there isn’t, it doesn’t matter. If I’m going to survive, I have
to save myself.
Go me.
There’s no sign of compassion in this man. I cast a longing-filled
glance at his motorhome and wonder if I can make a run for it and attack his
faucet before Mr. Unfriendly even has the chance to get down from his ladder.
I know I don’t have the strength, so I turn to leave.
My gait is wobbly and I falter. The buzzing in my head increases
in volume. My head feels as though it has turned into one huge pulsing
heartbeat. I don’t want to die out here. It strikes me as odd that I might die
in the middle of the heartland because I couldn’t find anyone to help me. So
much for friendship being the Texas state motto. Maybe they
should remind their residents to act accordingly.
I hear a deep sigh from behind me. I don’t know how I hear it above
the roar in my head. It sounds as though it’s miles away and yet whispered in
my ear. Then the man says something unintelligible under his breath as his
conscience gets the best of him. I hear that loud and clear.
“Wait,” he says. “I’m sorry. Of course I’ll help you. Please come
back.”
Slowly, I turn to face him, ready to express my gratitude. The
clouds roll in at that very moment and the sky darkens. A few raindrops land on
my face and I instinctively turn my head toward the heavens, hoping moisture
will inadvertently land in my waiting mouth.
Instead, the simple act of
moving my head leaves me reeling and the lights go out as I fall to the ground
in a crumpled heap.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of clean romance in her line-up.

amazon or paypal

$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway

Ends 11/26/17

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

#Win SuperCute Cat Headphones for Your Kids or Yourself! #Giveaway

If you know me, you know I love cats and all things feline! Even my twitter name is MissingLynxx.

So, it’s fitting that Mindkoo has given me two sets of their Unicat MH-6 headphones for a giveaway. I’m a big fan of these for kids, teens, or anyone who loves cats.

mindkookitty

They are wireless, easy to connect via bluetooth (V4.2), have a mic and 4 fun LED light modes. You can have 5 hours of nonstop listening with the lights and 8 hours with the lights turned off so feel free to prowl about freely.

Use them with your phone, tablet, PC, and for gaming. They are well-built, comfortable and expand to fit child/adult head sizes. With clear audio quality and a really great price, this is a perfect gift for Halloween, Christmas, birthdays or any day.

mindkookids

Also, right now, you can get 40% off your purchase of these headphones at Amazon when you enter this code upon checkout: GE6OH4UL.

You can also enter the Mindkoo giveaway on their site for a chance to win 1 of 30 black unicat headphones!

 

mindkoo3

 

Also, because Mindkoo is so cool, we are doing a special giveaway for our readers and will be giving away 2 sets of these awesome headphones!

Just enter below:


Best of Luck to all you Cool Cats!

This is a partnered post with Mindkoo. All opinions are strictly mine.

Best Ways to Find Kate Spade Promo Codes

I’m a self-confessed Kate Spade fanatic. Yes, I get giddy when I browse online and see all the new goodies! I love the dresses, the boots, the sunglasses, the poppy and leopard prints, the pjs and sleepwear. I swoon over the purses and wallets. I drool over their journals.

lottiebagkatekatespadewallet

katespadepurses

 

 

 

Lately I’ve been looking for a new purse and, shopping online, of course, I’m going to try to find the best coupons! It is possible to find good working Kate Spade promo codes, you just have to know where to start.

 

As many retailers do, Kate Spade offers a promo code when you sign up to receive their email newsletters. When you go to their homepage, you will see a pop-up to fill out.

katespade

 

Immediately, this popped up at the top of my screen, 15% OFF + FREE SHIPPING ACTIVATED (along with a code to enter).

But, what happens when I want to shop at Kate Spade again and have already used up my newsletter signup reward? That’s when I turn to coupon sites. Often you can find other shoppers willing to share their codes. You just have to find a site where the chances the codes work are pretty high.

In my pursuit of the best deal on my new favorite, this run wild leopard-print mini janine inspired by Josephine Baker’s pet cheetah Chiquita. minijaninekate

It’s has a crossbody strap, and just look at the adorable nose and whiskers. Too cute!

For some, it may seem logical to start with Google, which gives me a lot of different coupon sites.

google

However, as I have learned the hard way, all coupon sites are not the same. Some have coupons that don’t work, are used up or expired. So, where do I go from here? Since my favorite tool is now Dealspotr, I decided to compare it with a few other sites to see the results. Starting with RetailMeNot, I do a search for Kate Spade.

Capturermn
Not very exciting.

On to Slickdeals:

Capturesd
More interesting! But, out of date and expired! Frustrating.

Now, I’ll try Kate Spade at Dealspotr. I’ve had such good luck with them lately, that they are usually my first choice:

dealspotr1dealspotr2Already more interesting! And, right on the same page, even more ways to save at Kate Spade. Dealspotr is very user-friendly.

katespade3As you can see, Dealspotr has meters below the deal that will tell you whether it is active, expired or when it expires as well as the likelihood of the coupon code working.

Here’s a site-wide code for free shipping (always a great deal). When, I pull it up, I can see that a Dealspotr user has “validated” the deal, which means they’ve tested the code on the Kate Spade site to make sure it works. Dealspotr users do this for every deal on the site, creating a very accurate database of codes for each store.

I also love that Dealspotr tells me that Groupon has a sale of 75% off selected Kate Spade Products. I just click and I’m there. I love that I was able to find a Christmas present for my sister, a beautiful iPad case which is what she has been wanting. She also loves Kate Spade.Captureks

Dealspotr has so many single-use codes and all manner of promo codes available for Kate Spade, that you are bound to find a deal!

So, as you can see, you should never check out without using a promo code when shopping at Kate Spade or other stores! Don’t forget to bookmark Dealspotr, because with 5 million coupons and advanced code-finding tools, they are the site more pros use to find coupons.

Bonus – get 2,000 points if you sign up as a member. Members can subscribe to Kate Spade for deal updates as they arrive, and can earn points for sharing deals with others!

Extra Tip – Follow your favorite brands on Social Media. They will often alert you to sales, special discounts and coupon codes!

This is a sponsored post with Dealspotr but the opinions and love of Kate Spade are all mine.

Fall Festivities – $175 Cash #Giveaway!

 

http://www.ratsandmore.com/2017/10/win-17500-cash-ends-1114-open-worldwide.html
Welcome to the $175 cash giveaway event!

 

This
great group of bloggers have come together to bring one awesome
giveaway prize, to one lucky winner! We are very happy to have a $175.00 prize, up for grabs!


I’m loving the fall weather, the brisk air, the changing foliage! It’s time for warm clothes and cuddly blankets, for vegetable soup and hot apple cider. With $175, you can stock up on whatever you want or need for the season! Enjoy and best of luck!
 

 

The Giveaway
One
lucky winner will receive $175.00 cash (The winner will also have
the option of choosing money via Paypal, or a gift card of their choosing.


Enter with the easy form, below:


Disclosure:
The bloggers involved in this giveaway were not compensated, and are
not responsible for prize fulfillment. Lil’ Blog and More will be sending the
prize out. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this giveaway.
This giveaway starts October 13th, 2017, and will end on November 14, 2017 at
11:59 pm. The winner will be emailed, and have 48 hours to respond, or a
new winner will be chosen. Once a winner is drawn and confirmed, the
name will be announced on the GiveawayTools form. Open to Worldwide entries.

#Win $100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash #Giveaway – Game Changer Book Blast

 

 

Game Changer by Charissa Stastny

Meridee Mansford is completely comfortable pretending to be invisible and wants nothing to do with the popular crowd. But that doesn’t stop her from dreaming about the hunky football player who visits the campus ice cream shop where she works. Still, she’s smart enough to know he’d never notice a girl like her, and she’d never want him even if he did. Too much unwelcome attention.

Parker Harrington basks in the glory that’s been his since the game-changing passes he caught that pushed his team into the national spotlight. Sticky Fingers is his media moniker now, and the cheerleaders who used to ignore him when he sat the bench have become his most devoted fans. But when he accidentally crashes into a quiet coed and covers her in orange chicken, it throws off his offensive game.

As fate, ice cream, and orange chicken throw the opposites together, will Parker continue keeping company with women he knows are only using him for his fame, or will he change up the game and risk his heart on a genuine girl who despises the attention he craves?

Praise for the Book

“A fun and flirty new adult romance. It’s a sweet indulgence that keeps you turning pages. The start to what is sure to be a great new series. – Jennifer Peel, author of Pianos and Promises series

“Opposites attract when the overlooked sweet girl lands herself the popular football star in this quasi-Cinderella story. It’s the perfect read to keep you up way past your bedtime…”Taylor Dean, author of Chasing Fireflies

 

 

 

 

 

Excerpt 

Parker waggled his brows at me. “I’m waiting.” When I glared, he leaned over to whisper. “Call your man, or I’ll know you’re lying and be by to pick you up tomorrow night for our date. Tara told me where you live.” His blue eyes crinkled at the corners.

Tara had what? I folded my arms. No way would I let him ruin my first date in over three years. “Fine. I’ll call him.”

He raised an infuriating brow. “Thanks, Mare. I can’t wait to meet your soul-mate.”

“It’s Meridee.” I stomped into the break room and sent Danny out to handle the teenage rush with Bryce. Soul-mate. What a moron.

Pulling out my phone, I hit speed dial. On the third ring, my big brother answered.

“What’s up, Mare?”

“Thanks for answering.” I released the breath I’d been holding. “I need a huge favor.”

“Name it, sis. You know I’m here for you.”

I frowned at the pity I detected in his voice. But pride had no place at the moment, not with Parker Harrington waiting in the shop. “There’s this guy bothering me at work. Stalking me.” If he suspected danger, Mark would rush right over to save me. “Can you come to the shop and pretend to be my fiancé so he’ll leave me alone?”

“Ew. You’re my sister.”

“It’d only be for pretend. Please? I need your help, Mark.”

“You don’t expect me to hold hands or kiss you, do you?”

“Oh, shut up. Just get over here and let me introduce you to him. He doesn’t believe I have a boyfriend.”

“You don’t.”

I gnashed my teeth. “I know. That’s why I need your help.”

 

 

Author Charissa Stastny

Charissa Stastny is an avid reader, happy writer, wasp-hater, iris-lover, and food connoisseur (especially sushi and chocolate, but not together). She was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, but has never pulled a handle of a slot machine and can’t shuffle cards to save her life. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has four children that make her smile and laugh all the time. She called Idaho her home for years, but has recently moved to Utah, where she was thrilled to discover dozens of flavors of hot chocolate to keep her happy in the winter. The cherry one might be her favorite (this week). She is the author of five books and ‘imagine-eer’ of many more.

Website * Facebook * Twitter

Instagram * Pinterest * Blog

 

amazon or paypal$100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway

Ends 11/5/17

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Blogger Opportunity

http://www.ratsandmore.com/p/opportunities-for-bloggers.html




Hey bloggers! Here is a fun new blogger giveaway event opportunity (Hosted by Lil’ Blog and More)


This will be a great event, that will help gather a lot of exposure and followers – So be sure to join in! There are a few different options available. 
 
Prize for the event:  $175.00 cash (or winner can pick their prize!)


Actual Giveaway Dates10/13/2017 – 11/14/2017


This is a great way to gain a lot more followers on your social media channels! There are completely FREE options, sharing options (for additional entries on the form.) and paid options, available! 


#Win $100 Paypal Cash or Amazon GC – Violet Barnaby Book Blast! #Giveaway


The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby

In this sweet and funny follow-up to The Charming Life of Izzy Malone, Violet Barnaby searches for the joy in life after losing her mother.

Violet Barnaby is a having a blue Christmas. She’s still grieving the loss of her mother, and to make things worse, her dad has just married Melanie Harmer, a.k.a. the meanest teacher at Dandelion Hollow Middle School. But on the day Violet and her dad are packing up and moving into the new house they’ll share with Melanie and Melanie’s two children, Violet finds a letter her mother wrote to her before she died, asking Violet to enjoy Christmas, along with a Christmas Wish List—things her mom wants her to do during the holiday season. On the list are exactly the kinds of things Violet doesn’t want to do this year, like Be Someone’s Secret Santa; Give Someone the Gift of Your Time: Volunteer; and Bake Christmas Cookies.

Violet shows the letter to her friend Izzy’s Aunt Mildred, who calls a meeting of the Charm Girls, a club Izzy and Violet belong to along with their friends, Daisy and Sophia. Aunt Mildred decides she will give them each a charm to put on their bracelet if they do all of the tasks on the Christmas Wish List, which Violet is not too happy about. She’d rather forget about the list completely, but feels compelled to honor her mother’s wishes.

And when Izzy’s crush confides a big secret to Violet, Violet feels like she is stuck between her best friend and the boy who she just might have a crush on, too…

 

Praise for The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby

“[an] emotionally perceptive novel of grief and recovery.” – Kirkus

You’ll fall in love with Violet and love every minute of living in her wondrous world! – Stephanie Faris

Amazon * Barnes & Noble * IndieBound

 

Author Jenny Lundquist

Jenny Lundquist was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California, where she spent her time unsuccessfully learning how to surf. When she was younger, she wanted to be either a rock star or a published author. After she taped herself singing and listened to it on playback she decided she’d better opt for the writing route. Jenny is the author of multiple YA and Middle Grade titles including Seeing Cinderella, The Charming Life of Izzy Malone, The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby and the forthcoming The Carnival of Wishes and Dreams (2019).

Website * Facebook * Twitter

 

 

amazon or paypal$100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway

Ends 10/10/17

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

18 Reasons To Use SEO For Beginners

18ReasonstouseSeoForBeginners

This is a sponsored post.

As bloggers, we constantly are bombarded with keeping our blog as up to date as possible. How do we do this? By using essential tools to keep our brand/blog in the know, in the market, and available and accessible to anyone who wants to read about it. The problem is, how do we get those people to read what we are writing? So what do you need to know when it comes to SEO and is it worth it?

Here are 18 reasons to use SEO when blogging and what to use!

  1. Check For Duplicate Content– This helps you avoid losing search engine rankings! Duplicate content should be no more than 10% of your site. You should check for duplicate content and remove it to avoid losing search engine availability.

  2. Use International Contextual Links on Long Tail Keywords– This helps improve your page ranking! Scan through older posts that you have and other web pages. These are easy to link them internally and it helps to establish your SEO-friendly site architecture.

  3. Keywords in H Tags– For your best SEO results, it’s important that you place your page’s best keywords in H tags without overstuffing them. This allows your search engines to know what the page is all about.

  4. Use Short and Descriptive URL Links To Rank Higher– Create simple and SEO friendly permalinks, such that the URL is short but descriptive and contains your target keywords.

  5. Use Hyphens– This helps you to differentiate your words in the URL shortcut. The structure of a URL matters; so it’s important to keep them as simple as possible and to use hyphens to optimize your URLs.

  6. Optimize Your Images For Better Rankings– Optimizing your images to their largest size reduces your bounce rate, can improve your performance and generates more traffic from your image search engines like Google Image Search.

  7. Create Search Engine & User Friendly Layouts– By implementing a no-index tag on low quality pages, the search engine robots do not index them. A better idea would be to get rid of low quality thin content to help your page run smoother.

  8. Social Signals– These signals impact your search engine rankings. Make sure that it’s active on social sites because these search engines use the data from the sites to rank your website as a whole.

  9. Publish Static Pages– When you publish your usually static Privacy, Contact Us, About Us pages, you can improve your site’s visibility and search engine rankings because more people will spend time getting to know you, how to contact you and your privacy policy.

  10. Social Branding – If you are wanting a more organic search traffic and to rank well in SERPs, create a social profile for your business on popular social channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Google + and Instagram!

  11. Submit To Google Local Listing– Submit your sites listing on Google’s My Business page. This will help boost your local SEO and to improve your site’s visibility.

  12. Set Up A Search Console Account– Google Search Console gives you insight into which keywords are popular on your blog. Also, what web pages have been indexed, a list of external and internal sites and more!

  13. Set Up An RRS Feed For Your Blog– This makes it much easier for others to promote and share your content and then provide links back to your website, resulting in more traffic and brand awareness.

  14. Look For Broken Links– When you look for broken links on Wikipedia and replace them with yours. Getting a backlink from Wikipedia is great for improving your website’s availability.

  15. Use Guest Blogging For Link Building– When you have guest bloggers, they can help you boost your site’s organic search ranking by improving your site’s visibility on search engines. This is one of my favorite easy ways to keep your stats up!

  16. Create An Infographic – Using an infographic is one of the most popular methods of increasing your site’s traffic with quality content.

  17. Competitor Link Profile – Look at your link metrics of your website and review those important links. This will show you the important data, such as your page’s authority, domain authority, backlinks etc though which you can understand your competitors’ link building strategy.

  18. Use Google Keyword Planner– I didn’t start using this until recently but this tool really helped me a lot! It provides you with all the necessary information you need to conduct a keyword research.

There are many other great reasons to keep using SEO to get your blog name out there. If you feel overwhelmed or unsure about these tips, my next suggestion would be to hire someone to help you! RankCrew is your one stop shop for all SEO needs. They have over 16 years experience, affordable SEO services and packages depending on where your blog or brand is. You can create your account for free and then choose from one of their link building packages to help you obtain your top ranking in Google.