Monday, May 15, 2017

LuLaRoe Leggings Giveaway! Meet LuLaRoe ~ Tari and Jaime!!

Have you heard of the awesomeness called LuLaRoe?  They’re a direct sales clothing company that’s becoming more and more popular because of their unique clothing prints and buttery soft leggings.  As soon as you try ANY of their clothing items, you become addicted! We sure did!

But you can ONLY find their unique clothing line through a LuLaRoe Independent Fashion consultant.  Items CANNOT be purchased through a website, or through a catalog.  All items are sold directly from a consultant.

LuLaRoe clothing items are so amazing because they flatter all body types, shapes and sizes.  Women look and feel beautiful in LuLaRoe clothing.  Plus, the clothes are ultra-comfortable!  You feel like you’re wearing pajamas and feel like you can comfortably take a nap in clothing that makes you look your best! How awesome is that?  Check them out!  They are amazing!

Jaime(Left) & Tari (Right) with Lee Brice
About Us, LuLaRoe Tari and Jaime

We're a mother and daughter independent Fashion Consultant Team we just joined LuLaRoe in March and onboarded 3 weeks ago!
I (Jaime) have been a part of the bookish world in different capacities for 7 years! As a blogger, blog tour company owner, and publicist and I recently became a LuLaRoe Independent Fashion consultant because I see so many similarities between the two.
Tari is a school teacher. She teaches 4th and 5th graders at an elementary school in Sacramento and she loves her job! She also love sharing her love of LuLaRoe with her fellow teachers and students parents!
One of our most favorite things about our blogging and work communities is meeting so many amazing women with similar interests.  Guess what? We're thrilled to say that we’ve been able to connect with so many more women through LuLaRoeand in an amzingly short time!  We're not only connecting with ladies who long for clothes that make them feel good, but we're connecting with the awesome consultants within LuLaRoe!  And let us tell you, we have never been so excited to work for a company as this one!
The owners of LuLaRoe are determined to provide a quality product, maintain an extremely positive and uplifting work and consulting environment . . . and they are all about serving others.  It’s amazing!

How to find Tari and Jaime, LuLaRoe Independent Fashion Consultants:

The Clothes!

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a pair of LuLaRoe Leggings (One Size or Tall & Curvy)
~ US Only ~

Friday, May 12, 2017

Skyscape Publishing ARC Review: The Hundredth Queen (Emily King)

The Hundredth Queen
Author: Emily King
Publication Date: June 1st 2017
Publisher: Skyscape

As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple.
But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda’s life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.
Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death—and her growing affection for Deven—Kalinda has only one hope for escape, and it lies in an arcane, forbidden power buried within her.
In Emily R. King’s thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own.

Emily R. King is a reader of everything and a writer of fantasy. Born in Canada and raised in the USA, she has perfected the use of “eh” and “y’all” and uses both interchangeably. Shark advocate, consumer of gummy bears, and islander at heart, Emily’s greatest interests are her four children. She’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and an active participant in her local writers’ community. She lives in Northern Utah with her family and their cantankerous cat.

The Hundredth Queen is by far one of my favorite books of 2017. I received an ARC of this incredible book before it even had a cover and I was completely obsessed after just reading one chapter. I am one of those readers who is usually drawn to a book because of the cover so when I received this book I read it just because the synopsis sounded intriguing.....and WOW am I happy that I gave this book a chance! The Hundredth Queen blew me away.....I literally could not put the book down and finished it in one weekend. 

The Hundredth Queen was full of magic, suspense, fantasy, action, betrayal, and swoon-worthy romance. Emily's writing is beautiful, captivating, and full of emotion. Each character is unique and fascinating in their own way but the main character, Kalinda, is the heart of the story. Kalinda is a strong female heroine who beats the odds to become one of the Rajah's queens.....most importantly his Hundredth Queen.

Kali is torn from her peaceful and serene life at the Sisterhood's temple and brought to the Rajah's palace where she will fight for her life in a tournament against his other ninety-nine queens and also his courtesans. 

When Kali is pulled from the temple she is escorted to the Rajah's palace by Deven, a high-ranking palace guard. I loved the immediate connection between Kali and Deven and how easily they became intertwined with each other. Deven's fierce protectiveness toward Kali was beautiful and breath-taking and their romance felt like it was destined to be. 

“His warm smile squeezes me breathless."

Another aspect of the story that I loved was how Emily portrayed the importance of strong female relationships between the characters all throughout the story. 

The Hundredth Queen is a sweeping YA fantasy that is full of incredible world-building, breath-taking romance, and a magical journey that will keep you intrigued until the last page. There were so many fascinating twists and turns throughout the story and each turn of the page seemed to be more suspenseful than the last. Each chapter was so exciting and intriguing and I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I literally cannot wait to read The Fire Queen to see what lies ahead for Kalinda and her journey to become the One Hundredth Queen. 

The Fire Queen (Emily King)

In the second book in The Hundredth Queen Series, Emily R. King once again follows a young warrior queen’s rise to meet her destiny in a richly imagined world of sorcery and forbidden powers.

Though the tyrant rajah she was forced to marry is dead, Kalinda’s troubles are far from over. A warlord has invaded the imperial city, and now she’s in exile. But she isn’t alone. Kalinda has the allegiance of Captain Deven Naik, her guard and beloved, imprisoned for treason and stripped of command. With the empire at war, their best hope is to find Prince Ashwin, the rajah’s son, who has promised Deven’s freedom on one condition: that Kalinda will fight and defeat three formidable opponents.

But as Kalinda’s tournament strengths are once again challenged, so too is her relationship with Deven. While Deven fears her powers, Ashwin reveres them—as well as the courageous woman who wields them. Kalinda comes to regard Ashwin as the only man who can repair a warring world and finds herself torn between her allegiance to Deven and a newly found respect for the young prince.

With both the responsibility to protect her people and the fate of those she loves weighing heavily upon her, Kalinda is forced again to compete. She must test the limits of her fire powers and her hard-won wisdom. But will that be enough to unite the empire without sacrificing all she holds dear?

**The quotes from this book have been taken from an Advanced Reading Copy and are subject to change when the final book is printed. Please refer to the final, finished copy for exact quotes!**

**I want to say Thank You to Skyscape Publishing for the opportunity to review this book!!**

Saturday, May 6, 2017

G.P. Putnam Books For Young Readers ARC Review: Prince and Pirate (Author-Charlotte Gunnufson & Illustrator-Mike Lowery)

Prince and Pirate
Author: Charlotte Gunnufson
Illustrator: Mike Lowery
Publication Date: May 9th, 2017
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

When two little fish with big personalities have to share the same tank, there are rough seas ahead!
Prince and Pirate are proud masters of their very own fishbowls, and life goes along swimmingly--until they're scooped up and plopped into shared waters.
Prince is horrified to find this cheeky cod trespassing in his kingdom.
Pirate is sure this scurvy sea slug has come to plunder his treasure.
Thus, a battle of regal sneers, seaworthy stink-eyes, and off-the-hook insults begins.
Prince and Pirate's hilarious duel for territory will elicit gales of giggles, hearty guffaws, and heartfelt smiles. Just when it seems their struggle might end in a silly stalemate, a little surprise convinces them to find a way to get along--swimmingly. 

Charlotte is the author of Prince and Pirate (Penguin/Putnam, May 2017) and Halloween Hustle (Two Lions, September 2013), picture books for kids ages 3-9. Watch the giggle-inducing trailers at, and get lots of fun, free, kid-friendly stuff: coloring pages, music, mazes, word puzzles, crafts, activity kits for teachers, and more.Charlotte loves making kids laugh and getting them jazzed up about reading. Contact her via her website about scheduling a visit at a school, library or bookstore near you. Events include an interactive reading, guessing game, action rhymes, crafts, music, dancing and more.Charlotte grew up in Minnesota, bossed by an older sister (who once tricked Charlotte into eating a worm) and pestered by a younger brother (who, among other misdemeanors, blew out the candles on Charlotte's birthday cake). Charlotte has since escaped to Iowa, where she write and teaches Zumba Fitness classes. She has one handsome husband, two blue cats, and three remarkable children.
In addition to picture books, Charlotte writes poems which have appeared in Highlights, Highlights High Five and Hello, Cricket, Spider, Ladybug, Babybug, Jack & Jill, Humpty Dumpty, and Turtle magazines.

Mike Lowery is an illustrator whose work appears in everything from greeting cards to children’s books—and Workman’s Kid’s Awesome Activity Calendar. In Doodle Adventures™ – the first series Mike has written and illustrated – he invites readers to doodle along with him and Carl the Duck. Mike shares more of his work at and @mikelowerystudio on Instagram.

He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and daughter.

"When two little fish with big personalities have to share the same tank,
 there are rough seas ahead!"

Prince and Pirate is fun children's book full of bright, vivid illustrations that will engage the reader and a fun, entertaining story that will keep the reader's attention right up until the last page. 

Prince and Pirate tell the story of two fish who both want to be the "king" of the fish tank and they both work so hard to prove who is the best...until......a new fish arrives. Once DogFish arrives both Prince and Pirate forget all about who is the best and they work together to try to make DogFish feel welcome.

The "pirate" language that both Prince and Pirate use throughout the book is funny and kids will love reading this fun and entertaining story. Both Pirate and Prince are hard-headed, determined characters and neither wants to budge on who "rules" the fish tank. The words they use are supposed to be mean and stern but they really just end up sounding silly and kids will laugh at their attempts to be the ruler of the fish tank. 

The best part about this book is how the story shows kids how important it is to put your differences aside and work together. Life is much more fun with friends instead of being alone and friendship makes everyone happy! 

"With the lively little dogfish, 
Prince and Pirate cavorted from castle to schooner, 
corner to corner to corner to corner.

Happy, by golly,
so thar-she-blows jolly,
and the teensiest bit tuckered out."

**The quotes from this book have been taken from an Advanced Reading Copy and are subject to change when the final book is printed. Please refer to the final, finished copy for exact quotes!**

**I want to say Thank You to G.P. Putnam Books For Younger Readers for the opportunity to review this book!!**