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Macy’s Million Dollor Makeover

I think that every good, hard working woman should enter this! You all deserve to be rewarded for your hard work! No matter how much money you have or don’t have, we could all use a little pampering…..and everyone can use more money!

To enter just ‘like’ Macy’s on Facebook, go to the ‘$1 Makeover’ Tab, and then just click apply! You have questions to answer and a few pictures to upload. But if you win, all that will be well worth it! 8 people can win! You must enter by 01/31/11 in order to me entered!

Here is what you could win:

Now go, enter, and hope to win! I know that I entered!

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Midnight Caller

First-time suspense writer Leslie Tentler’s new Midnight Caller (Chasing Evil Trilogy) is being compared to the #1 NY Times bookselling author Lisa Jackson – it’s that much of a thriller, and with the romantic storyline, it’s a must-read among women who like mysteries, a good thrill when they read plus that love story woven in! A quick synopsis follows:
 
MIDNIGHT CALLER centers on the chilling obsession of a sadistic killer, the handsome federal agent with a secret past who’s after him – and in the middle, a late-night radio psychologist whose mother’s long-ago murder still haunts her and makes her the killer’s ultimate target. The story is based in New Orleans.
 
Get this new book on Amazon before it hits store shelves – available for ordering now at:
 
http://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Caller-Chasing-Evil-Trilogy/dp/0778329348/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1295209454&sr=8-1
 
And, enter to win the NEW GIVEAWAY sponsored by the author in celebration of her book:
 
Simply “like” the Leslie Tentler, Author page on Facebook between now and February 5 and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a signed copy* of Midnight Caller and a $25 Amazon gift certificate.
 
One winner will be picked at the end of each week for the NEXT THREE weeks. Everyone who “likes” Leslie Tentler, Author is automatically entered in each week’s giveaway!
 
* Due to international postage the book giveaway is open only to U.S. residents. The Amazon gift card, however, can be emailed to anyone!
 
 
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Also below – FYI is a news release:
                                               
         
PRESS RELEASE
 
Leslie Tentler Authors New Series
of Romantic Thrillers for MIRA Books
 
MIDNIGHT CALLER, first book in the Chasing Evil trilogy, to be released February 1
 
 
ATLANTA, January 5, 2011 – Growing up, Leslie Tentler had a big imagination and a gift for writing. As an adult, the Gwinnett County resident now has a three-book deal with MIRA Books. MIDNIGHT CALLER, her debut mass-market romantic suspense novel, will be available February 1, 2011, through online booksellers and bookstores everywhere.
 
MIDNIGHT CALLER is the first in a series of romantic thrillers penned by Tentler and based around a fictional unit of the FBI. Two additional books in the Chasing Evil trilogy will be released in 2011 and 2012, respectively. 
 
Prior to signing with MIRA, Tentler worked as a writer and editor in public relations in metro Atlanta for nearly two decades, specializing in high technology and non-profit healthcare clients. Her first fiction manuscript won multiple Romance Writers of America chapter contests, including Georgia Romance Writers’ prestigious Maggie Award of Excellence.
 
MIDNIGHT CALLER centers on the chilling obsession of a sadistic killer, the handsome federal agent with a secret past who’s after him – and in the middle, a late-night radio psychologist whose mother’s long-ago murder still haunts her and makes her the killer’s ultimate target. The story is based in New Orleans.
 
 
In its review of MIDNIGHT CALLER, Publisher’s Weekly said, “A smooth prose style and an authentic Big Easy vibe distinguish Tentler’s debut.”
 
“I’m thrilled to be writing for MIRA Books,” said Tentler from her Lawrenceville home. “It’s the opportunity of a lifetime to be a debut novelist and to be able to immerse myself in the creative aspect of storytelling. At the heart of any good romantic suspense are characters you care about and fast-paced plots imbued with a very real element of danger and passion. I hope readers will go along for the ride with me and come to love these characters as much as I do.”
 
Tentler is agented by Stephany Evans, president of FinePrint Literary Management in New York. “Though this is her debut novel, it’s no surprise that Leslie has been the winner of whole handfuls of Romance Writers of America chapter contests,” said Evans. “Her gripping story and utterly believable and compelling characters grab you from the first chapter. Leslie Tentler will undoubtedly become a ‘must read’ author for any fan of romantic suspense.”
 
Tentler is a member of Romance Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America.
 
Visit Leslie’s website at www.leslietentler.com.
 
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MIDNIGHT CALLER
MIRA Books
February 2011
$7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN
ISBN-13: 978-0778329343

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Courtney’s Alphabet Review & Giveaway

I was approached by Courtney asking me if I could help promote her products and get her name out there…..of course I said yes!

I wasn’t really told what exactly I would be getting from her, which is perfectly ok with me because I LOVE surprises, so when I received her package and saw what she had made for me- I instantly fell in love with it!
It was right before Christmas that I received this and it fit perfectly in with the holidays, but it also works very well with any other day of the year. I will not be packing my ‘JOY’ away with all the other Christmas decorations!

I haven’t found the perfect spot for it yet, or maybe I have and just haven’t realized it yet, but it hangs in my kitchen near the backdoor and pantry. You can’t help but see it when you walk in there. And since we spend most of our time in the kitchen, eating and cooking, it does remind you to remember the joy in our lives!

I love the texture of the letters and even the small detail of garland that she added to it. It would have been just as beautiful without, but that little extra touch that she added really made it beautiful! Courtney does hand make her letters so you know that each one is made just for you, even if someone happens to get the same thing as you ordered. I personally like handmade things better then knowing that it came off the assembly line, just because I know (and can see) the love that was put into your final product. Yes you may receive your items faster when you order from a bigger company…but faster doesn’t always mean better.

I love my ‘JOY’ letters and will always have it hanging in my house and always remember that she made it just for me and my family 🙂

Are you wanting some letters of your own made by Courtney!? I don’t see how you can say no after seeing the pictures of her work! If you are, you are in luck!
Courtney’s Alphabet is giving one lucky winner a chance to win an 8 inch custom made letter!
Follow these directions and the lucky winner could be you!

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This giveaway will end on Monday January 24, 2011 at 9.30pm Eastern! The winner will be picked by Random.org!
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The Rattles Band Review & Giveaway

“Friends that play together, stay together!” That’s our motto! The band – Gus, Kitty, Hal and Sal – have been friends forever, and are now part of the best indie band around! With our manager, Benny, who drives the tour van (Sweet Pea) along with hundreds of roadies – all named Elvis”

The Rattles Band is a great band for your kids to listen to! With fun and groovy tunes, your kids will be jammin’ out in no time!

My kids love listening to them and it never fails to get them out of their seats and shakin’ their booty! With songs like ‘Lucky Sam’s Banana Stand’, “Wavy Lane’, and ‘1-2-3 Count on Me’ – this CD will give your kids something great to listen to without having to worry about the words that they are hearing! And for all your parents out there, it definitely puts some pep in your step!

But the fun doesn’t stop with just the music, oh no, check out their website for more music & videos, pictures, join their fanclub, and so much more! They even have a section for us parents to check out and ways that we can create a love for music in our children!

Check out this video of my youngest son and daughter jammin’ out to some Rattles!

Are you wanting a CD for you and your kids yet!? Well if the answer is yes, have no fear – MommieVentures is here to save the day!
The Rattles Band is giving 2 (yes 2) of you the chance to win your own CD!
If your kids enjoy listening to music, then you will want to enter this giveaway….here’s how!

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This giveaway will end on Monday January 24, 2011 at 9.30pm Eastern! The 2 winners will be picked by Random.org!
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Wee Expressions Giveaway

If you have alittle one that still wears a bib then you will definitely want to read my review and enter this giveaway!

The winner will get a bib of their choice of fabric!

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This giveaway will end on Monday January 24, 2011 at 9.30pm Eastern! The winner will be picked by Random.org!
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BURP Giveaway

Let’s get back in the swing of things with our first giveaway of the year, shall we?!

If you missed my review on BURP (Baby R U Precious) then you should definitely click here to read it!

The winner will receive a 4 pack of their awesome washcloth bundle!

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This giveaway will end on Monday January 24, 2011 at 9.30pm Eastern! The winner will be picked by Random.org!
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Catching Up

Hello everyone!
I am back up and running….FINALLY!
But with that also comes a TON of catching up to do! So I thought that I would let you guys in on some of the things that I need to catch up on and hopefully you will part take in some of them!

So here is my list:

*Pick new winner for the PillowPet giveaway
*Extend the Subscriber giveaway
*Post a few review/giveaways by this weekend
*Make MommieVentures posts
*Find WAHM who would like to be apart of something new that I would like to start doing weekly
*Send some of my winners their goodies (I know you have been waiting & thank you for your patience)

I think that is it for now! So if you get a million and one posts from me, deal with it 😉

Thank you all again for being so patient with me during this time & I hope you all will enjoy everything that is in line for you!