Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Undead Road by David Powers King

Title: The Undead Road: My Zombie Summer: Part One
Publisher: Dashboard Books / CreateSpace
Ebook Release: January 2st, 2016
Paperback: January 26th, 2016
Cover by Steven Novak
Edited by Reece Hanzon

Nothing brings the family together like a zombie apocalypse …

Fifteen-year-old Jeremy Barnes would rather watch a zombie movie than shoot a real one, but he has no choice if his family wants to survive the end of the world. Their plan? Drive across the infected United States to a cabin in the Colorado Rockies without a scratch, but their trip takes a complicated detour in the middle of Nebraska when they find Kaylynn, a girl who can handle a baseball bat better than Jeremy can hold a .45 Berretta. And when they stumble into a sanctuary, Jeremy soon learns that Kaylynn is stronger than she looks—a deadly secret lies inside her.

After the radio picks up a distress call from Kansas City about a possible cure, Jeremy’s parents go with a team to investigate. They never return. The only way to find their parents is for Jeremy and his sister Jewel to rely on a dangerous girl who might just turn on them at any moment.

"For me, zombie stories are never about the killing. They're about the survivors and how people deal with the apocalypse. To this undead end, David Powers King has come up with the most original spin on zombies I've ever read." - Michael Offutt, author of Slipstream and Oculus

About the Author:

David Powers King was born in beautiful downtown Burbank, California where his love for film inspired him to be a writer. He is the co-author of the YA fantasy novel WOVEN, published by Scholastic. An avid fan of science fiction and fantasy, David also has a soft spot for zombies and the paranormal. He currently lives deep in the mountain West with his wife and three children.

Saturday, January 23, 2016


I can't even tell you how excited I've been for this day.

Kal'el came home from school with a loose tooth. This wasn't a big surprise since Leif and I were both in first grade when we lost our first tooth.

Kal'el worked hard at loosening the tooth then asked his Dad to pull it out.

Leif was super quick and Kal'el said it didn't even hurt. 
That will be Dad's job from now on since Mom is a little squeamish about blood.

Turns out that one of the kittens lost two of his baby teeth the same week.
So we packed up all the teeth and headed into the deep woods.

Seriously. Its the middle of January and still so green!!!

We are looking for a fairy ring to put the tooth in.
If the fairies accept the tooth then a new tooth will magically grow back.
But it will be the last time that tooth will be able to grow back so  Kal'el will have to take very good care of the permanent tooth.

If the baby tooth is a good tooth with no cavities then there will be a present on his pillow when he gets home.

We search for about 30 minutes in the deep woods with no sign of the fairies or a fairy ring.

Kal'el said this look like the home of trolls.

Then Kal'el finds a sign that we are headed in the right direction. 
I know you can't see it too well in the picture, but there is sparkling gold dust along the trail.

Leif is explaining to Kal'el some of the dangers of fairy rings and what to look for.

Then we finally find a fairy ring!

Kal'el drops the teeth into the fairy ring.

When he gets home there is a present waiting on his bed, 
which mean the tooth fairies liked the tooth since it didn't have any cavities. 

Inside the gift is Star Wars mouthwash, toothpaste, floss, a light saber toothbrush, 
and movie tickets to go see the new Star Wars movie.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Give Away - This Little President by Joan Holub and Daniel Roode

Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for the newly-released board book, "This Little President: A Presidential Primer" by Joan Holub and Daniel Roode.


About the Book

Title: This Little President: A Presidential Primer | Author: Joan Holub | Illustrator: Daniel Roode | Publication Date: January 12, 2016 | Publisher: Little Simon | Pages: 26 | Recommended Ages: 2 to 6

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Book Description: A board book primer on presidents Learn about the US presidents with this bright and playful board book! Highlighting ten of the most memorable presidents—and featuring all forty-four on the last page—parents and little leaders-in-training alike will love sharing this fun primer full of age-appropriate facts, leadership skills, and White House history.
Leading our country. Helping you and me. Keeping all fifty states safe, happy, and free. Little presidents have a great big job.
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Sneak Peek

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About the Author: Joan Holub

Joan-Holub-GG-264x300Joan Holub is the author of 140+ books for children including the Mini Myths series of 8 board books: Be Careful, Icarus!, Brush Your Hair, Medusa!, Make A Wish Midas! Joan also authored the acclaimed picture books Little Red Writing, The Knights Before Christmas, and Mighty Dads, a New York Times bestseller. Joan also co-authors (with Suzanne Williams) three series: Goddess Girls (ages 8-12, Greek mythology with a middle school twist), Grimmtastic Girls (for ages 8-12, fairy tale adventure with a middle school twist), and Heroes in Training (ages 6-11, Greek mythology adventure chapter books).

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Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice Giveaway ends: January 26, 11:59 pm, 2016 Open to: Internationally How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Joan Holub and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com. a Rafflecopter giveaway MDBR Book Promotion Services

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Book Release in Girl from the Stars Series! by Cheree Alsop

To win a free copy of DAYLIGHT, please leave a comment below.

Liora Day’s fate entwined with the crew the day she joined the SS Kratos. Fleeing the Coalition in their attempt to destroy the Omne Occasus before it falls into the wrong hands, the captain and crew band together to save not only their ship, but the fate of the Macrocosm against those who would use the machine for harm. Liora’s heart is caught by Tariq, the damaged, brooding medical officer, but his past is entwined with hers in a way that makes a relationship nearly impossible.

Despite their acceptance, Liora’s presence endangers the ship, the crew, and everyone she meets. She must confront both the demons of her youth and the dangers of running from the Coalition in her fight to save not only the galaxy, but also what is left of her heart.

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Winterizing For Cats

Below is one of my favorite types of winterizing because it is so easy.

I got the rest of the pictures from Pintrest. There is a ton of great resources on there for winterizing.

Here in Oregon, as we prepared to winterize, our biggest challenge 
was keeping food dry and water fresh.

We had lots of leaves fall into the water and the rain made the food too soggy to eat.

Leif and I build these "Food Stations."
We keep the food and water in the back and check them often.
The working cats eat more in the winter to keep their little bodies warm.

Also, since it rains to much, we needed to make sure that their shelters were off the ground so they didn't get flooded.

We just set them on pallets and everything worked out great!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

SLOW ECHOES by Kristina M. Serran

  SLOW ECHOES will be released for purchase January 14th 2016
Something to look forward to. 

Selk Baioumi is Croatian. She’s also Egyptian. And American. Despite her vast heritage, the only family she has known is her mom and late grandfather. Other than that, the closest relationship she has is with her boxing/kickboxing instructor, Cliff. And she’s perfectly happy with her life, until two new men show up in her cozy hometown of Snow Hill, Maryland. The first, Whistler, an ill-reputed boxer with a paranormal secret. The second, Zahid, the Egyptian father who’d left her mother the day after Selk was born.

Zahid’s return brings the truth about Selk’s ancestry and promises of death for many, including Whistler, the not-so-bad boy who’s stolen her heart with his dry smile and effortless empathy. In order to obliterate those promises, Selk and Whistler must enter and survive an alternate Egypt where crocodiles swim in venom, stained-glass labyrinths come to life and mummies can slow your every move, even speech—if overprotective Cliff doesn’t kill Whistler first.

About the Author

After starting college at sixteen, Kristina M. Serrano graduated from Cape Fear Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Arts, as well as a BFA in Creative Writing Fiction and a Certificate in Publishing from The University of North Carolina Wilmington, landing on the dean’s and chancellor’s lists. She was the Executive Editor and Prose Editor of an online literary magazine, and, while in college, had the privilege of singing the national anthem at four large events. SLOW ECHOES is her first published novel, but she has dozens of unfinished YA fantasy and paranormal romance novels stored away for a rainy day. She currently resides in North Carolina with her hyper Bichon Frisé, Jake.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas Pictures By Celia

We did an awesome photo shoot with our friend, Celia, in her beautiful studio.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Tree

One of the many AWESOME things about Oregon. 
Cutting down your own Christmas tree.

Leif teaching Kal'el about sharp tools.

Kal'el was an awesome helper. 
He passed the rope through the car from mommy to daddy 
so we could secure the tree to the car.

 Kittens checking out the tree.