Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Just a Swingin' - CSN Spotlight

So last week I took the Scribblers out on the property for a little "Spring is Coming" walk. We went all through the forest and I had never known it before, but it seems like I have quite a few little monkeys on my hands. Every single low branch that we came to immediately had a small child hanging from it. The unfortunate things about trees...scratchy branches, splinters and soaring heights to scare a mother.

It was decided that as soon as spring hits us and the ground is thawed, a swing set is a must have item for my kiddos and my sanity.

Fortunately my good buddies at CSN Stores have a site just for my searching. They have everything you would want to find if you are looking for swing sets for kids. I've done dealings with CSN Stores before, so believe me when I tell you that they have a trusted site! They carry preferred brands and have this great sidebar that lets you pick what options you are looking for in a swing set. Want an all wood set? Plastic? Slide or No Slide? This site lets you pick what you need. Also...I saw that a lot of their swing sets have free shipping! SCORE!!!!

Look at this...

Nice safe fun. No possible raccoons hiding in the trunk. I love it and can't wait to get ours ordered so I can keep the kids from the trees!
And...the free shipping???? You really got to check this out!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Midnight Caller - Giveaway

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:

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!


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.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Meet Ms. Ladybug - Win a Ladybug Pillow Pet

CLOSED: Winner is #4 


Oh My Goodness...I have found the ultimate Pillow Pet! Our home is a Pillow Pet sanctuary of sorts. With three kids who adore a soft toy to cuddle up with during the day or at night, a Pillow Pet is the perfect solution and with so many to choose from you are bound to want the whole collection. When Ms. Ladybug arrived I fell in love with her happy face and bright colors. In fact...I think the kids have quite enough Pillow Pets (with even more on the Christmas wish list!) so Ms. Ladybug is MINE! She is the size of a full pillow so she is just perfect for me.

Let me introduce you to Ms. Ladybug. She is the leader of the pack of the Around The World Pillow Pets. You can meet her by visiting the main welcome blog post: http://mypillowpetsblog.com/hello-world/ as well as her bio here: http://mypillowpetsblog.com/about-ms-ladybug/.

Would you like to win Ms. Ladybug? Here is how to win:

Entrants could enter to win by commenting on Ms. Ladybug’s blog post or sending a question to her by leaving a comment on her bio. http://mypillowpetsblog.com/hello-world/
You can also earn extra entries by joining on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mypillowpet.com
You can also receive one extra entry a day by tweeting about this contest.
Leave a comment on this blog post letting me know that you have done these. 
**A winner will be chosen at random using Random.org on Sunday the 14th at 3pm**

Thursday, August 5, 2010


The winner is Pricilla! I will be contacting you through e-mail! Congratulations!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

On Life's Stage - E-book

Click HERE to be taken to the store to purchase "On Life's Stage"

OK. I did it. I finally published one of my mini-novels. Although at 5,023 words (give or take) it's still plenty to keep you company. I am offering it as an e-book because it was a great way to keep the cost down and provide easy accessibility.

The cost for "On Life's Stage" is $8.

Half of ALL proceeds will be going to St. Jude's Childrens Research and Hospital.

Here is a small excerpt from "On Life's Stage"

William sat down on his bed with a heaviness that tugged at her heart and raked his fingers through his thick, black hair. His brown eyes were haunted when he looked back up at her. “I am a coward. You didn’t mistake what you heard. I am no soldier. The only fight I have ever been in was when I was six and it was over a pencil that I stole from another boy. I am, or was, a journalist and not a good one at that. I couldn’t seem to break into an actual story and thought if I went across seas, I could make a name for myself. Instead, I got into a jeep accident and lost my career and my leg. My mother wanted me to be a preacher, like my father before he died. I wanted more than that and thought her dream for me was silly. To tell people about something I don’t believe myself, I had better things to do.” He spoke the words with such guilt and sadness, that Ella Mae went to him and sat down beside him.

“You told this to Ann then?” Ella Mae asked tenderly. That must have been why Ann left his room in such a hurry. A woman like Ann would not be able to handle someone unloading their heartache on her, she wouldn’t have understood what it was like to have a dream and have it destroyed. Ella Mae understood dreams though and what it felt like to want to be something more than what everyone else wanted. If Ann had fancied William because she thought he was a brave soldier, she must have been disgusted to find out he was nothing more than a reporter in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

“No, I didn’t tell her anything about me. I didn’t have a chance. From the moment she walked in, I haven’t been able to say the right thing. She got upset because she thought I was making fun of her when all I was doing was making fun of the situation.” William explained.

The hope for Ann and William’s romance began to burn bright again. “Well, I am sure that no harm was done that can’t be repaired.” Ella Mae tried to reassure him. She was counting on their courtship to help her own self, she must do whatever it took to bridge this gap between them. “Why don’t I go with you to listen to the end of her show and then we will both talk to her,” She suggested.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CSN - $50

I am thrilled to giveaway another $50 for CSN Stores. With over 200 different stores they work with, I know you will find something that you want! I recently was surfing their site for headboards since we just moved into our new house and I was wanting to spruce up the 2 year old's bedroom into more of a "big girl" bedroom. Heavenly selections...I still haven't made up my mind in which one would be best.

So are you wanting to do some home decorating?
Buy something for the kids?
Buy something for yourself?

insert image of your desire here

Here is your chance to win $50 to do whatever you want with!


Go visit CSN and come back and tell me what you would like to have. (1 entry)
If you are a #31dbbb participant and enter a comment, use the hashtag and receive and extra entry.
Tweet about this contest and leave me a comment with a link to your tweet (1 entry per day)

This contest will run from July 28 2010 until midnight August 4th. Winner will be chosen through random.org and announced before noon on August 5th. Winner has 24 hours to respond by email before another winner is chosen.

Have fun and happy shopping!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Winners - Picnik.com

The winners for the 1 month premium membership to Picnik.com are

me, me, me@gmail.com
Mama O'Conner
Mama M.

(That's a lot of M's!!)

Congratulations ladies! Your codes will be sent to your email. Thank you to Picnik.com for sponsoring a wonderful giveaway of a great product!