GIVEAWAY~Brooklyn Movie Passes!


 Opening in Cinemas

  • PG-13
  • 111 min
  • Drama, Romance

BROOKLYN tells the story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.  The film is directed by John Crowley from a screenplay by Nick Hornby based on the novel by Colm Tóibín.  The film also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen with Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters.  The film is produced by Finola Dwyer & Amanda Posey. The filmmaking team includes director of photography Yves Bélanger, production designer François Séguin, set decorators Jennifer Oman and Louise Tremblay, editor Jake Roberts, music by Michael Brook, and costume designer Odile Dicks-Mireaux.


Adapted from the book, Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín (2009).
Hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking, Colm Tóibín’s sixth novel, Brooklyn, is set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s, when one young woman crosses the ocean to make a new life for herself.

Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America — to live and work in a Brooklyn neighborhood “just like Ireland” — she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind.

Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love with Tony, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future.

By far Tóibín’s most instantly engaging and emotionally resonant novel, Brooklyn will make readers fall in love with his gorgeous writing and spellbinding characters.


You can watch the trailer for the film here:

With thanks to Kabuku PR & Transmission Films I have
10 IN SEASON DOUBLE PASSES* to give away!


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Brooklyn Passes

Open to Australian residents. Passes are valid where accepted. Giveaway ends Feb 14th. Prizes will be sent via Australia Post.

*Not valid public holidays. Not valid on cinema discount days. Valid even with No Free Tickets. Not valid on Saturdays after 5pm. Subject to availability. This ticket is taken as offered and is not exchangeable, for sale, transferable or redeemable for cash.
*Not valid in GOLD CLASS, VMAX, IMAX, or 3D screens.

*Affiliate Post* Roane Publishing E-ARC Giveaway! Things Mysterious by Matthew Chabin

Roane Publishing is giving away THREE ARCs of Things Mysterious by Matthew Chabin!

Things Mysterious
by Matthew Chabin
Release Date: June 22, 2015
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Genre: Romance (Mystery)
Keywords: Romance, Mystery, Paranormal, Mortality, Literary

Description: Dasan Garret is a disappointed man.  Recently divorced and just returned from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, he moves back to his hometown of Portland, Oregon only to find himself unexpectedly alone.  His old friends are all gone, moved away, locked up, or dead.  Women seem to occupy a parallel universe.  With no community and few prospects, he takes a job as a night watchman and withdraws ever deeper into the shadows of his mind.  Until one day when he meets Edenia, and she lights up his world like a bolt of pure energy.  She seems perfect: vibrant, gifted, kind, sexy, a sudden and unlooked-for reprieve from the sad ruin of his life.  And yet there remains a nagging sense that something isn’t right.  Could it be that he is merely slow to trust the happiness she offers him?  Or is there something behind that waver in her laugh, that fleeting look of sadness in her eyes?  

The mystery deepens when one day Edenia disappears.  Dasan believes he must find her in order to go on living.  But to find her again, he will have to confront a devastating truth about her life, and his.


Roane Publishing is giving away THREE ARC copies to three lucky winners!

You don’t even have to be a blogger.

If you are willing to leave an honest review between the dates June 22nd and July 3rd, you are eligible to enter.

How? Simply fill out the form!

You have until Midnight of May 30th when three winners will be chosen by random drawing.

New Release & Review – Anyone? by Angela Scott

ANYONE Cover SMALL  Genre: Young Adult. Action. Drama.

The end of the world? That’s the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters and deep philosophical exercises in school. No need to sweat it. So when sixteen-year-old Tess’s doomsday-dad builds a bomb shelter in their suburban backyard, everyone thinks he’s gone crazy….

…Until fire rains down from the sky, sinking whole cities into colossal craters and setting much of the world ablaze.

Tess’s dad gives her a few short minutes to gather her emergency bag and her freaked-out kitten, then leads her outside and into the underground shelter. Terrified, the last thing she expects is for him to leave her there all alone, but he has no callie catchoice—he must find her missing brother.

Before leaving, he makes Tess promise to keep the hatch door shut, not to open it for anyone but him, and to stay put until he returns.

But he forgot to tell her one thing: What is she supposed to do if he never comes back?

Surprisingly, I wasn’t sure how I was going to with this book. I’ve been watching so much The Walking Dead and Zombie or Apocalypse stuff of late that I was sure it would all blend in together. Luckily, Angela Scott has done a wonderful job of creating a worlds end that left me begging for more! I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I think this is my “first apocalyptic” story I’ve read (as I said, watched is different). The story starts with an action packed scene of Tess frantically racing around her house as the world begins to end. Her dad takes her to a bomb shelter he’s prepared, (cue flashbacks of Doomsday Preppers! – that show!!!!!)  and then he leaves with the promise of coming back…but he never does….

IMG_2598From this moment, the reader is taken on a journey with Tess, as she navigates burning suns, sink holes, massive tornadoes and hail storms. All with her kitten, Callie, in tow. Along the way she meets a couple of characters who helped to keep the story line fresh, and interesting. I really love how the author has fleshed this story out, and although you might think you know what’s happening, suddenly there’s another corner turned and you’re left wondering. This book has given me a severe book hangover. I stayed up late into the night reading it because I had to know what happened in the end. Grab it now, and read, because I’d love to know your thoughts.

Apparently she also writes zombie stories…I must get onto these!

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About The Author:
I hear voices. Tiny fictional people sit on my shoulders and whisper their stories in my ear. Instead of medicating myself, I decided to pick up a pen, write down everything those voices tell me, and turn it into a book. I’m not crazy. I’m an author.

For the most part, I write contemporary Young Adult novels. However, through a writing exercise that spiraleme3d out of control, I found myself writing about zombies terrorizing the Wild Wild West—and loving it. My zombies don’t sparkle, and they definitely don’t cuddle. At least, I wouldn’t suggest it.

I live on the benches of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with two lovely children, one teenager, and a very patient husband. I graduated from Utah State University with a B.A. degree in English, not because of my love for the written word, but because it was the only major that didn’t require math. I can’t spell, and grammar is my arch nemesis. But they gave me the degree, and there are no take backs.

As a child, I never sucked on a pacifier; I chewed on a pencil. I’ve been writing that long. It has only been the past few years that I’ve pursued it professionally, forged relationships with other like-minded individuals, and determined to make a career out of it.

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Click on the Image below to enter* the huge prize giveaway from the author.
Prizes included a book, a bracelet, Cute kitty plush, mayday emergency kit!
72 hr kit giveaway*Giveaway is hosted by the author. If you have any questions about entries, please visit her website.

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(glad I loved this one!)

Giveaway – 51 Authors & Blogs – 80 prizes to be Won!

I’m participating in an awesome giveaway at the moment. It’s all about getting exposure to lots of great authors, and bloggers out there! All you have to do is go to the Rafflecopter page to enter.  You can reach the competition link by clicking on the image below.

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1. J.L. Beck – Winners Coice of an ebook at $2.99

2. Julie Farrell – Winners Choice of an ebook written by her

3. T.E. Ridener – Winner’s Choice of an ebook written by her

4. Kira Adams – Ebook written by her

5. Kira Adams – Ebook written by her

6. Kira Adams – Ebook written by her

7. Kira Adams – Ebook written by her

8. Kerry Gray Dubrock – Ebook written by her

9. L. Kandice Allman – Swag Totebag

10. B.A. Dillion – Signed Paperback written by her

11. Gone Readin – $5 Amazon Gift Card

12. Blakely Bennett – Ebook written by her

13. Blakely Bennett – Ebook written by her

14. Ava Bell – Large Swag Pack

15. Stephanie Stacker – Ebook of Magyn’s Letter

16. Stephanie Stacker – Ebook of Magyn’s Awakening

17. Stephanie Stacker – Ebook of Magyn’s Decisions

18. Alexander McCabe – Ebook of Greater Expectations

19. Michelle Irwin – Ebook of Through the Fire

20. Book Reviews, Blogs and Amazon Links – Ebook of Elise Marion’s The Second Son

21. The Birthright Series – Ebook of Birthright’s Tethered

22. The Birthright Series – Ebook of Birthright’s Tempted

23. S. Reynolds – Ebook written by her

24. S. Reynolds – Ebook written by her

25. Stephanie Nett – Winner’s choice of ebook up to $3.99

26. Breigh Forstner – Ebook of Straight From the Heart

27. Breigh Forstner – $5 Amazon Gift Card

28. Carolyn Ridder Aspenson – Novella of Inn at Laurel Creek

29. Carolyn Ridder Aspenson – Ebook of Unfinished Business/An Angel and Panther

30. Indie Authors and Books Blog – Winner’s Choice of Author to be spotlighted on their page for one day

31. EJ Logan – Ebook of Unbreak Me

32. Independent Authors – Ebook of Killers and Demons II

33. A.F. Stewart – Ebook of Legends of Love

34. John Wiley – Ebook written by him

35. John Wiley – Promo code for Audiobook by him

36. Diary of a Book Addict – $5 Amazon Gift Card

37. Nancy Sartor – $5 Amazon Gift Card

38. Lucee Santini – Ebook written by her

39. Carrie Fox – Ebook written by her

40. Bibliophile Jen – Ebook of Side by Kim Holden

41. Bibliophile Jen – Ebook of All of It by Kim Holden

42. Aimie Grey – Signed Paperback written by her

43. JB Heller – Ebook of Vipers Den Part One

44. Lisa Glenn – Ebook of Born of an Angel

45. Lisa Glenn – Ebook of Leftovers

46. Shea Swain – Ebook of Lascivious

47. Shea Swain – $5 Amazon Gift Card

48. Bella Johnson – Ebook written by her

49. Book Reviews, Blogs and Amazon Links – Ebook of Danielle Harmon’s The Beloved One

50. Elizabeth Johns – Winner’s Choice of Ebook through Amazon up to $5.

51. Rae Matthews – Ebook of Sasha

52. Rae Matthews – Ebook of Sasha

53. BL Berry – Ebook of Love Nouveau

54. Janet Mota – Winners choice of an ebook on Amazon at $0.99

55. Charlene M. Martin – Winners Choice of an ebook on Amazon at $0.99

56. SydneyGen Reads – Winners choice of ebook on Amazon up to $5

57. Carly Wakefield – $5 Amazon Gift Card

58. Danielle Stewart – Ebook of Cutting Ties Book 2

59. S.E. Hall – Ebooks of the Evolve Series Boxed Set

60. S.E. Hall – Ebooks of the Evolve Series Boxed Set

61. Independent Author – Ebook Copy of Legends and Lore

61. Tessa Brookfield – Ebook written by her

62. Tessa Brookfield – Ebook written by her

63. Tessa Brookfield – Ebook written by her

64. SJ Molloy – Winner’s Choice of Ebook of Lussuria or L’Amore

65. SJ Molloy – Winners Choice of Ebook of Lussuria or L’Amore

66. SJ Molloy – Winners Choice of Ebook of Lussuria or L’Amore

67. SJ Molloy – Winners Choice of Ebook of Lussuria or L’Amore

68. H.S. Strickland- Ebook of The Missing Pieces

69. United Indie Book Blog – Winner’s Choice of an Ebook at $2.99

70. Bookends Book Club – Winner’s Choice of Author to be spotlighed on their blog for an entire day

71. Quira Casey – Ebook Written by Her

72. Carly Fall – Two Supernatural Renegade Magnuts and Supernatural Renegade Pen

73. LA Cotton – Ebook of Fate’s Love

74. LA Cotton – Ebook of Fate’s Love

75. Book Reviews, Blogs and Amazon Links – Ebook of Liberty For Paul

76. Sharon Bayliss- Ebook of Destruction

77. Sharon Bayliss – Ebook of Destruction

78. Sharon Bayliss – Ebook of Destruction

79. Sharon Bayliss – Ebook of Destruction

80. Sharon Bayliss – Ebook of Destruction

You’ve got to be in it, to win it! Good Luck, Everyone!