The Brin Archives Book Tour & Giveaway

Hegira The Brin Archives Book 1 by Jim Cronin Genre: Science Fiction

Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Recipient Reader’s Favorite 5 Star Book Review Recipient Hungry Monster Book Review 4 Star Recipient His species became extinct decades before the aliens rescued and cloned him, but he still must do everything he can to save them all. Karm must travel back in time, create the most powerful financial empire ever seen on the planet Dyan’ta and assemble a team of experts who must be kept in the dark about his plans for fear of upsetting the timeline. Dr. Jontar Rocker is an up and coming geneticist whose untested and controversial theories on cloning become the lynch pin in Karm’s schemes. Maripa, Karm’s petite and beautiful surrogate niece, personal secretary, and deadly bodyguard must learn to trust Karm despite his deceptions and secrets. Can the emerging love between Dr. Rocker and Maripa survive the demons and surprises of their own past, as well as Karm’s impenetrable air of mystery? Karm and his companions must save the Brin. To do so, they must band together to overcome Brach, the ambitious and obsessed monarch. Determined to take control of Karm’s vast industrial empire, Brach joins forces with his conniving brother Pareth, leader of The Faith an ultra-conservative religious order committed to stopping Dr. Rocker and his heretical efforts to develop cloning techniques. Nothing less than survival of their species is at stake. Goodreads * Amazon

Recusant The Brin Archives Book 2

Hungry Monster Book Review 5 Star Recipient Reader’s Favorite 5 Star Book Review Recipient In this sequel to Hegira, the Brin are thriving on their new world, but will greed, prejudices, and old rivalries tear apart their grand civilization? Maliche Rocker, descendant of The Saviors, uncovers a terrible secret and must fight those in power, including members of his own family, to save thousands of innocents from the cruelty of his own people. Goodreads * Amazon

Empyrean The Brin Archives Book 3

In this conclusion to The Brin Archives, Maliche Rocker must risk everything including his family’s reputation and even his life, to uncover the truth about the Skae. For over three hundred years the Brin have believed the Skae to be their benefactors, and the race that rescued them from extinction. But recent revelations by a group of young Kolbri, the offspring of Brin and Kolandi mating, tell a disturbingly different story. Three Kolbri, including Maliche’s son Jontar, must use their unique abilities to telepathically connect with technology, and discover the truth about the Skae once and for all by undertaking a perilous journey through thousands of years in space and time, unravelling the history hidden from them by Skae. During this expedition, Jontar and his two companions must encounter the Gorvin, hated enemy of the Skae and supposed instigators of the current interstellar war. What turned the Skae and Gorvin into mortal enemies? What is the true cause of the war responsible for the destruction of hundreds of worlds over thousands of years? Will Maliche and his small group find the truth and avert disaster both at home and across the galaxy? Can his wife, Ryma, hold the Brin government together long enough for Maliche to succeed? Only time will tell. Goodreads * Amazon

Jim Cronin is a retired middle school science teacher, currently working part-time as an educator/performer at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, raised in Arlington, Virginia and Denver, Colorado, he became an avid science nerd at the height of the space race of the 1960’s. After thirty-five years teaching science in the middle school classroom, he decided to retire and explore new worlds of opportunities, including volunteering, bicycling, and writing. It is the writing experimentation which resulted in this novel. Today, Jim Is an Educator Performer, or Edutainer if you prefer, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The museum makes science fun and entertaining with an entire crew of performer/educators. Two years ago I was lucky enough for the museum to hire me, and pay me to come and play with kids and science.He lives in Colorado with his beautiful wife of thirty seven years. Together, they look forward to completely spoiling their new granddaughter. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads

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EvgieNev Wall Decals $150 Gift Card Giveaway for July

EvgieNev Wall Decals $150 Giveaway

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EvgieNev is a great way to dress up a nursery without long-term commitment. Can you guys believe it’s almost back to school time? In just over a month the lazy days of summer will be over. Pool time will be replaced with homework time. Summer picnics will turn into warm crock pot meals before practices. I might be crazy but I actually love back to school time! I love shopping for school supplies, getting back into routines, and getting some “normalcy” back in the home. It’s also a great time to bring a new look to your home! I love changing the look of my home with the seasons, and a super easy way to change up the look of a room is with wall decals! And you guys know who my favorite company is when it comes to beautiful, easy to install wall decals is right? EvgieNev of course! They have been making wall decals since 2010 and they have over 250 wall decals to pick from. You can even customize the colors to make your dream room! They have the perfect decal for your nursery, kitchen, bathroom, living room, kids room, or any room!  Make sure you visit their website because you will find so many ways to decorate your home. Check out what some of their customers have to say about their wall decals and look at how amazing their rooms look with vinyl wall decals from EvgieNev

Check out some of these amazing customer photos of how others spruced up their space with a wall decal from EvgieNev:

Large Forest Animals Wall Art Scene with Acorn Tree and Branches are removable and fun large wall stickers. Ideal for kids areas and will bring a vibrant energy and add your personal touch into your nursery. Elements come separately and can be placed anywhere on any clean surface. This Jungle Safari Wall Decals from their collection of Nursery Wall decals and Baby Wall Decals themes:  Comes with test decal. The wall decals are removable – just peel and stick!

Included in this Safari Wall Decals:

  • 5 Monkeys
  • 1 Giraffe
  • Sleeping Lion
  • Elephant
  • Baby Elephant
  • 1 Tree
  • 2 Branches
  • Large & Small Leaves
  • Grass Stalks
  • Clouds
  • Sun
  • 2 Birds
Whole Visual appx:146″w x 90″h  

Included in this Teddy Bears LOVE Wall Decals:

  • 1 Tree
  • 4 Teddy Bears
  • 2 Balloons (pick your favorite color)
  • Large & Small Leaves
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Giveaway Details:

  • Enter to win a $150 credit to EvgieNev Wall Decals.
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Macy’s Black Friday In July Sale is No Joke!

Sometimes I see these “Christmas in July” and “Black Friday in July” sales and just want to roll my eyes. The deals usually aren’t that great or they only have one deal that sucks people in and the rest are nothing to write home about. The Macy’s Black Friday in July sale is the exception.

Here is the Macy’s Black Friday in July sale flyer:

They have the Instant Pot Duo 6 qt on sale for $59.99 (reg $125) BUT if you add code DEAL at check out it drops the price to $50 and free shipping!!! You can’t beat that deal on a new 6 qt Instant Pot DUO. Believe me I’ve looked. I’ve had my eye on the DUO for a while. But they also have good deals on the 3 qt and the 8 qt. The 8 qt was what I really needed so I ended up grabbing that deal.

If the Instant Pot isn’t your thing it’s ok. There are lots of other deals to be had along with coupon codes. Deals on clothes, housewares, shoes, Dyson, Nespresso machines, and more!

Oh and is having a sweepstakes during the Macy’s Black Friday in July sale for your chance to win Macy’s Gift Cards, They are giving away $2000 worth of Macy’s gift cards! Enter to win $2000 in Macy’s gift cards.

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Instant Pot DUO 6 Qt Only $50!!!!

Macy’s is having their Black Friday in July sale and it’s no joke!

Where are the peeps that wanted an instant pot deal?? Run guys! Macy’s has the 6 qt Instant Pot Duo (this one has the yogurt function too) on sale for $59.99 (reg $124) but use code: DEAL at check out to get it for $50!!!! Free shipping too!!!! Instant Pot 6 Qt DUO $50 Deal!

Alternatively they have the 8 qt Instant Pot DUO for $139.99 (reg $179) but use code: JULY on that one and get it for $125.99 and FREE shipping!! Instant Pot 8 qt DUO Deal

I recently became a member of the Instant Pot owners with a deal I got on the 6 qt Lux. While I do love my LUX the DUO is the favored one because it also includes the yogurt function. As a family of 6, the 6 qt is sufficient but I can definitely see where the 8 qt would be much better for us.

If you have Instant Pot questions, post them here and I’ll answer the best I can.

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Summer in Scotland Book Tour & Giveaway

Mary Queen of the Scots: The Forgotten Reign The Legendary Women of World History Book 3 by Laurel A. Rockefeller Genre: Historical Fiction

Queen Mary Stuart was one of the most beloved and controversial women in Scottish history. The granddaughter of King James IV and his wife Margaret Tudor, Queen Mary’s status as heiress-apparent to Queen Elizabeth’s throne in England paired with the violence of the Scottish Reformation set the stage for one of the most dramatic and poorly understood lives of the 16th century. Mary Queen of the Scots tells Mary’s true story, focusing primarily on her reign as queen of Scotland, celebrating her life more than her death and showing us all why she was truly a woman ahead of her time. Features a detailed timeline, a list of Latin prayers with their English translations, and the lyrics to all four featured period songs performed in the book. **Available in 6 languages!** Add to Goodreads Amazon * B&N * Kobo * Smashwords

Born, raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller is author of over twenty-five books published and self-published since August, 2012 with editions spanning across ten languages and counting. A dedicated scholar and biographical historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education and improving history literacy worldwide. With her lyrical writing style, Laurel’s books are as beautiful to read as they are informative. In her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels, travelling to historic places, and watching classic motion pictures and classic television series. Favorites: Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Babylon 5. Laurel proudly supports Health in Harmony, The Arbor Day Foundation, and other charities working to protect and re-plant forests globally. Facebook * Twitter * Pinterest * YouTube * Amazon * Goodreads

“Alas my love you do me wrong to cast me off discourteously. For I have loved you oh so long
delighting in your company. Greensleeves was all my joy and oh Greensleeves as my delight.
Greensleeves my heart of gold and all for lady Greensleeves,” sang Queen Mary as she snuggled
Prince James tenderly. Smiling James cooed at his mother, bringing a smile to her face as she
rocked him back and forth in her arms. “You are such a proper prince, you know that! Yes, you
are! And someday you are going to be king of Scotland and king of England too! Mummy
promises because mummy knows you are a very good boy and will be a very good king!
“You know what James? I have a secret to tell you! Did you know I became queen when I was
even younger than you! I lost my father when I was baby too! But your grandfather King James,
he was a good king who died fighting the English. He was much nicer than your father who was
very mean. You wouldn’t like him. You are a good boy and will stay good forever, right?” James
yawned. Sadly, Queen Mary put him back in his cradle to let him rest.
As she left the nursery James Hepburn intercepted her, “Time to go.”
“Go? Go where?”
“Holyrood Abbey.”
“Why would I go there, least of all with you?”
“To marry me, of course!”
“What makes you think I want to marry you?”
James held out a letter signed by several nobles, “Because your nobles command it.”
“I am your chosen consort. You will proceed with me to Holyrood to be married,” commanded
“And if I do not?”
“Do you think Prince James can defend himself against an armed attack, even here? As a

mother, do you want to risk it?”
“So, this is how it is to be then? I submit to you in exchange for leaving my son alone?”
“Do you really want to risk losing Prince James in favour of the child you are bearing me? Yes, I
know about your pregnancy; your ladies will talk given the right incentive to do so,” hinted
Bothwell darkly.
Furious Mary stood still, weighing her choices carefully. What would happen to Scotland if
Prince James was murdered? Would Scotland itself survive or would it be conquered by
England at last? Loving her country and loving her son even more, Queen Mary felt her hand in
this forced, “I will obey.”

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