Thursday, January 16, 2014

Rent Your Textbooks This Semester From CampusBookRentals & Help Children In Need

I remember back when I started college and visited the campus bookstore for the first time. With HOPE scholarship, I was given $100 towards textbooks each semester, but I had no idea just how expensive textbooks would be. One book could cost well over $100 and some of mine were close to $300. With some classes requiring more than one book, you can imagine how much I'd spend each semester just on books. I was already broke by the time class started. Now there is such a better option for students and, now that the winter semester is beginning, you should check out
Do NOT buy your books in the bookstore unless you want to pay ridiculous amounts of money. You can save 40-90% on by renting your textbooks! I wish we had this when I was in school because you can save so much money. Plus, it is so easy to use. You just order your books, they are sent to you and when your rental period ends, you send them back. Shipping is completely free and there are several flexible options for rental periods. You can also put them to good use during classes and study time because you can highlight. If you are anything like me, you will take full advantage of that option. I always highlighted the important parts of my books for classes!

One of the other reasons I support is because they donate to Operation Smile, an amazing nonprofit organization that performs life-changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not afford it. It's such a worthwhile cause and you can feel good about your purchases because you are, in turn, helping children and families. CampusBookRentals has already helped many children and, for 2014, they have made a commitment to support at least 80 more surgeries!

Once the semester over, don't forget the new RentBack program. If you bought textbooks during the semester or a different one, you can rent them out and make some money! You can actually earn 2-4x the money you could make by selling your books back. I know from experience that bookstores always pay low amounts of money when you sell books back, so this is a great option!

We hope you have a great semester at school and, for those of you who will be graduating in May, congratulations!

Disclosure: This sponsored post was written for CampusBook Rentals. Payment was paid in exchange for writing a post. All opinions included are my own.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tailgate Blogger Bash - Over $300 Worth Of Prizes! Enter Today!

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Are You Ready For Some FOOTBALL?!

If you’re like us, you love watching football and rooting for your favorite team! Also, if you’re like us, you like to root in style!

Along with a great group of bloggers, Coping With Frugality, Joy Of Momma Joyner and Woven By Words are bringing you this Tailgate Bash giveaway to celebrate! Here’s what ONE WINNER will receive:

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This prize package is worth $337 and is open to all legal residents of the United State who are 18-years-old or older.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Indie Author Holiday Gift Guide Kindle Paperwhite Package Giveaway Event

The Best in Indie Book Gifts

Horns of the Devil by Marc Rainer

The second book in the Jeff Trask crime/legal thriller series, a series hailed for its realism by those in the law enforcement career field, Horns of the Devil is the story of the havoc wreaked upon the nation's capital city by a drug gang turf war. As one career prosecutor wrote, "As a long-time prosecutor, I continue to be astounded by Rainer's perfect pitch for police/prosecutor dialogue. Outstanding Read! Rainer is way ahead of his contemporaries in this genre."

Price: $2.99 (Kindle) $9.45 (Paperback) via Amazon

For: Thriller Fans

Palmetto Review Take:  Nonstop legal and procedural crime novel that’s rich with detail and suspense.

Blogger Take: This reminds me of a Grisham novel, which always interests me, so this looks great!

Too Quiet In Brooklyn: A Fina Fitzgibbons Mystery by Susan Russo Anderson

Twenty-two-year-old Fina Fitzgibbons stumbles upon a throttled woman in the heart of Brooklyn Heights and discovers that the dead woman’s four-year-old grandson is also missing. She begins a wild hunt for the strangler-kidnapper, Ralph. During the chase, she resists falling in love with her boyfriend, Denny, an NYPD patrol officer, steps on the toes of Detective First Grade Jane Templeton, and uncovers secrets about her own past. In the end, Ralph has a deadly surprise for Fina.

Price: $.99 (Pre-order) $3.99 (After 12/20/2013) via Smashwords

For: New Adult

Palmetto Review Take: Crime, passion, and New York City - count us in!

Blogger Take: As a mom, I can't imagine my son missing. This book makes me interested just reading about it. I can imagine it is quite a page-turner.

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Tug of War by Ross Collier

An action packed, tension filled espionage thriller set in Melbourne, Australia during WW2, based on actual events between the US forces and the Australians.

Price: $2.99 (Kindle) $16.95 (Paperback) via Amazon, B&N, and iTunes

For: Fans of Thrillers and Espionage

Palmetto Review Take: A fresh plot line to enjoy as you follow the political intrigue down under in this historical look at the relations between two seemingly cozy nations as friction emerges.

Blogger Take: You don't really hear about other countries during WW2 other than the most obvious. I remember studying about espionage in school from a teacher who was in WW2, so this sounds like a great read to me.

More: Follow @CollierRoss Visit Collier’s Website

Night Chill by Jeff Gunhus

For fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz -- Enjoy a creepy supernatural thriller with over 100 Five Star Amazon Reviews.

Price: $2.99 (Kindle) $12.78 (Paperback) via Amazon and Audible (12/20/2013)

For: Adult Supernatural Thriller and Horror Fans

Palmetto Review Take: One of the most highly rated books we’ve reviewed, read at your own risk of being frightened half to death.

Blogger Take: Out of all the books, this one would be my favorite. I am a huge fan of thriller books and have read so many Koontz books over the years. Even the cover looks creepy. Count me in!

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The Jack Templar Monster Hunter Series - Books 1-3 by Jeff Gunhus

A new series for fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson.

Price: $.99 (Kindle) $9.79 (Paperback) via Amazon, B&N, and Audible (12/20/2013)

For: Middle Grade and YA

Palmetto Review Take: Ignite your imagination with this trio of supernatural books focused on monsters, mystery, and mythical adventure.

Blogger Take: This one would be perfect for my son who is a huge fan of knights and castles.

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Vengeance Out of the Shadows by David Peretz

In the third thriller to feature Ross Cortese, NYPD, the detective contends with both a killer targeting landlords and a Russian assassin out for retribution. Kirkus Review described it as "a seamless blending of stories and first-rate characterizations."

Price: $4.99 (Kindle) $11.25 (Paperback) via Amazon and B&N

For: Suspense, Romance, and Thriller Fans

Palmetto Review Take: Indie Must-Read Book of Summer Winner as voted on by everyday readers.  

Blogger Take: I'm a huge fan of crime shows and always have my dvr set. I've never read crime books, but this one sounds particularly good. I think I would really enjoy this one.

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Lunch with Lucille by Annarose Ingarra-Milch

Readers can expect to be inspired and entertained as “Lunch with Lucille” whips up a delightful dish of hope and optimism, served by a fun-loving, sassy, female character who shares a message all women need to hear – you are your best asset, at any age. Voted overwhelming the Buzzworthy Book of Summer, “LwL” overflows with nourishing wisdom and humor as you are treated to simple, practical solutions to some prickly issues such as aging, confidence, self image, and achievement. This fast-paced novella is thought provoking and leaves you hungry for the next course.

Price: $4.99 (Kindle) $13.13 (Paperback) via Amazon and B&N

For: Women

Palmetto Review Take: A perfect gift for any woman in need of Inspiration.

Blogger Take: Every woman needs to remember how great they are as a person. Uplifting stories, especially this time of year, are much needed for many. This looks like a perfect holiday gift.

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Tall, Dark, and Handsome and Other Devotionals by Christopher Hall

A collection of Christian devotionals based on one man’s life experiences. “This book makes you think! It is funny, uplifting and a down to earth view of Christianity. We all have those bad days at work that make you wonder if it is it all worth it. Chris Hall takes a bad day and redirects it to a lesson in Christ... I highly recommend this book to all my friends.” Karen Brooks-Rochelle

Price: $5.99 (Kindle) $11.57 (Paperback) via Amazon

For: Anyone interested in uplifting stories related to Christian Living

Palmetto Review Take: Deepen your walk in faith, or take your first step to finding it with this inspirational book rooted in the real world, and written for you to discover the next.

Blogger Take: Speaking of great holiday books... We often forget the true meaning of Christmas. Being all about Christian living, this book also sounds like a great book for the holidays. My mom would absolutely love it.

More: Fan the author on Facebook

At The Gates of Walhalla By Justen Forge

Suspense, intrigue, and action. A page turner that makes you feel like you're in the scenes. This novel sets itself apart with its vivid writing and top notch storytelling. Perfectly priced so you can give this to all the readers on your Christmas shopping list.

Price: $2.99 (Kindle) via Amazon, Sony, iTunes, B&N, and $21.99 (Paperback)  McNally Robinson

For: Thriller & Mystery Fans

Palmetto Review Take: After a horrific series of events a hero emerges to set wrongs right in spellbinding detail.

Blogger Take: What a great price for the Kindle version! I love a great deal and, as a suspense novel, I know this one would keep me entertained. You can't ask for much more on a cold winter's day than to bundle up with a good book and this one would be wonderful for that.

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Liberty's Torch (Dystopia Trilogy Book 3) by Janet McNulty

Expect excitement action, and to learn the meaning of true sacrifice. All it takes is one spark to ignite Liberty's Torch.

Price: $2.99 (Kindle) via Amazon

For: YA, Teens, Dystopian Genre Fans, Those Who Like Strong Female Characters

Palmetto Review Take: Like Hunger Games and Divergent, this dystopian drama is both entertaining and plausible.

Blogger Take: This book definitely has caught my attention. I enjoyed reading Hunger Games and, of course, as a woman enjoy reading books with a strong female lead.

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Ready For A Giveaway?
One Very Lucky Reader Will Win a Kindle Paperwhite prize package complete with:
  • Kindle Paperwhite
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • One copy of each book included in the holiday gift guide
To enter, just complete the options included below on the GiveawayTools form. Be sure to come back each day for additional entries, such as daily tweets! This giveaway is open to US Readers, 18+ years of age, begins Monday, December 16th and will end on Tuesday, December 31st at 11:59pm. Good Luck!

Disclosure: Prizes will be provided by Children Teaching Mama and Reader Spoils.