FLASH GIVEAWAY!! $50 Paypal or Amazon Gift Code!

HELLO MEMORIAL DAY!!!!  To celebrate the start of summer, for FOUR Days ONLY we are offering this Flash Giveaway! One lucky reader will receive $50 USD Paypal Cash or Amazon Gift Card!! This giveaway if for Four Days Only! Enter Now! We are making it easy peasy to enter! Just use the form below.

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Exodus 2022 Book Review + Win 1 of 2 $50 Amazon Gift Cards {Book Review + Giveaway}

* Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of Exodus 2o22 in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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About the Book

Joe Stanton is in agony. Out of his mind over the death of his young daughter. Or so it seems. Unable to contain his grief, Joe loses control in public, screaming his daughter’s name and causing a huge scene at a hotel on San Juan Island in Washington State. Thing is, Joe Stanton doesn’t have a daughter. Never did. And when the authorities arrive they blame the 28-year-old’s outburst on drugs. What they don’t yet know is that others up and down the Pacific coast—from the Bering Seato the Puget Sound—are suffering identical, always fatal mental breakdowns. With the help of his girlfriend—the woman he loves and dreams of marrying—Joe struggles to unravel the meaning of the hallucination destroying his mind. As the couple begins to perceive its significance—and Joe’s role in a looming global calamity—they must also outwit a billionaire weapons contractor bent on exploiting Joe’s newfound understanding of the cosmos, and outlast the time bomb ticking in Joe’s brain.

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When I started this book, I thought it would be what I refer to as a “boy book,” meaning that it is an actioney type book that goes into hyper-scientific or technical detail (think Tom Clancy) but tending to put less emphasis on depth of character development.  I tend to not enjoy these books quite as much as others, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that this was not the case with this book.  Bennett moves the story along, with just the right amount of technical detail, action, and good character development.  I really liked Joe’s girlfriend, and the overall themes of the book (connection between humans and the natural world, the fate of our world, etc) were enjoyable.  The book moves quickly and there is no “down time.”  It is very well-written, and I highly recommend it to action and sci-fi fans.

About the Author

Kenneth G. Bennett is the author of the young adult novels, THE GAIA WARS and BATTLE FOR CASCADIA, and the new sci-fi thriller, EXODUS 2022. A wilderness enthusiast who loves backpacking, skiing and kayaking, Ken enjoys mysteries, science fiction, action adventure stories and, most especially, novels that explore the relationship between humans and the wild. He lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and son and two hyperactive Australian Shepherds.

Connect with Kenneth on his website, Facebook, Twitter,or GoodReads..



Who doesn’t love prizes? You could win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards or an autographed copy of EXODUS 2022! Here’s what you need to do:

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That’s it! One random commenter during this tour will win the first gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win–the full list of participating bloggers can be found HERE. The other two prizes will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official EXODUS 2022 tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!

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Win a Maggie Bag Campus Tote! {Giveaway}

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Date: May 19   12:01am – June 2 11:59pm

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Win a 26 week Meal Planning Subscription from Meals by the Week! {Review & Giveaway}

As my regular readers will know, I’ve been attempting to make healthier choices regarding my diet and my lifestyle – i.e more exercise, less channel surfing.  Never fear – a new update is coming soon!  One of the huge difficulties with making this change is MEAL PLANNING.  Now, not only do I have to worry about planning a meal that my entire family will like, but also a meal that accommodates my daughter’s dairy allergy, AND is low-calorie for me.  I’ve been working hard come up with dinner menus that are between 400-700 calories – and let me tell you – it’s isn’t easy.  Fortunately, I’ve been lucky enough to get to try out an AWESOME new meal planning tool called Meals by the Week!

Meals by the Week is a menu planning service that has completely knocked it out of the park!  It is so easy to sign up and get started – and there are a TON of options.  You can sign up for a 13-week or 26-week subscription, and you “choose” a menu.  For couponers, it will design a menu that is based on the sales ad of your grocery store – HOW COOL IS THAT!!  The only grocery store that was available for my area was Super Walmart, and I don’t shop there, so I was a little bummed – UNTIL I found that they have a 400 calorie weekly menu plan!  Yup, that’s right – I can get a whole week’s worth of menus planned out and all of them (including side dishes) are under 400 calories.  SCORE!  And the recipes sound so yummy – like Thai Basil Chicken and Rosemary-Mustard Pork with Peaches!  They look amazing too!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial; Meals by the Week provided me with a 13-week subscription in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

The best part about Meals by the Week is that they are flexible.  You can “Keep It”, “Skip It”, or “Double It” with the click of a button, so I can easily ditch dairy recipes or ones that I know my girls wouldn’t like.  I can also adjust it whether I am feeding the four of us, or just me and my fiance when the girls are with their dad!  Then, with the click of a button, you can print an organized shopping list.  How awesome is that?

And here’s the best part!  Meals by the Week is giving one lucky Mama Games reader the chance to win a 26 week subscription!  Just fill out the Rafflecopter below, and don’t forget to come back daily to enter!

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Contest runs 5/13/14-06/02-2014


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Win $100 Paypal or Amazon Giftcard {Giveaway}

Spring Showers, May Cash Amazon Sweepstakes

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With the cold temperatures and snow behind us, it’s time to start thinking about fun spring activities. Are you planning on having a garden this year? How about purchasing outdoor toys for the kids? Well, we are excited to making spring a bit better for you and your family. One lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon or Paypal Gift card for purchasing whatever has been on their spring wish list!

This giveaway is 100% blogger sponsored – meaning that your favorite bloggers joined together to pay for the prize. We love giving something back to you and make all of you smile! Before entering, just make sure to read all the rules below and enter through the Rafflecopter!

Spring Showers, May Cash Amazon Sweepstakes

  • One lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon or Paypal Gift Card
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  • Sweepstakes ends May 20th at 11:59pm ET.
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Win a $35 Gift Code to Zoey’s Attic! {Giveaway}


Welcome to a Zoey’s Attic Giveaway!

Hosted by: Tyrneathem

Sponsored by: Zoey’s Attic

About Zoey’s Attic: Officially launched in November 2006 by creator and owner Erin Delanty. The inspiration for the website came shortly after she and her husband welcomed the birth of their first child, baby Bridget, in August of that year. Bridget officially became a big sister herself in May of 2008 and the inspiration continues!

A bit of Lady Tyrneathem’s Review: One key feature I noticed across Zoey’s Attic is that each design is completely customizable: change colors, the wording, add a name, or anything else that you need! This allows you to make each and every shirt you order completely yours.

They use something called digital printing to print the designs. Frankly, I’m clueless what that ultimately means… but one thing I know is that it is the finest quality printing I have seen on a t-shirt. The images and letters are nearly indistinguishable from the fabric. There’s no texture, puckering, breaking, or peeling. I can’t believe she does these tees in her basement! I want to see that basement…

Overall, I am 100% satisfied with the items I received from Zoey’s Attic. It’s rare that I hand out a five-star review, but I think it is well deserved here. The items are unique and made with amazing quality. They are a company I will return to again… soon… I want a tee too!

See the full review here.

Prize: One winner will receive a $35 gift code to be used toward purchase at Zoey’s Attic.

Event Dates: May 1 to 21, 2014

Please note that the gift code is only good for a single use, so any remaining balance cannot be applied to a second order at a later date.

Open to residents of the US only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. If you have won an item from this sponsor (Zoey’s Attic) within the last six (6) months, you are not eligible for a prize. All entries are optional, but completing more entries will increase your chances of winning a prize. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen, so please watch your email! Please read full terms and conditions (located at the bottom of the giveaway form) before entering.  The Mama Games is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Win a 1 month Subscription to the Singalong Book Club! {Giveaway}


Welcome to another great Subscription Spring Giveaway

The Singalong Book Club is a lovely, experience based subscription service that delivers a 24 page book, a CD and an app for you to share with your little each month.

We love all kinds of books in our house – some of our favorites are Corduroy and The Very Hungry Caterpillar!  And what kiddo wouldn’t love having a book accompanied by music!

To read a full review of the Singalong Book Club box visit The World of ContestPatti , discover the wonderful experience that is the Singalong Book Club and how it would be a perfect gift.

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The Singalong Book Club have been generous enough to offer one entrant of this giveaway, a one month subscription. Enter on the Giveaway Tools form below, for a chance to win.

Disclaimer:  The Mama Games is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Win a 1 month Subscription to Try the World Gourmet Foods! {Giveaway}


Welcome to another great Subscription Spring Giveaway

Here you can enter to win a gourmet foods subscription box from Try the World. When you subscribe, Try the World will send you a box of handpicked foodie treasures every second month. Try the World also provides you with a booklet of suggestions for books, literature and movies from the country of the month, allowing you to travel without leaving the house. For $45 per box, a subscription you can cancel at anytime, you have the opportunity to experience tastes from around the world in a way that would not otherwise be possible. NEW_TryTheWorld_3Boxes_clean To read a full review of the Try the World Paris box visit The World of ContestPatti and discover what wonderful items are in the box and how it would be a perfect gift. I would LOVE to have a Try the World Rome box!  I’ve always loved Italy and can’t wait to go there one day! Try the World have been generous enough to offer one entrant of this giveaway, a one month subscription. Enter on the Giveaway Tools form below, for a chance to win.

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Rules: Open to US residents aged 18 & Over, except where prohibited. Giveaway ends at 2359 on Monday May 26th PST. Winner will be drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be contacted by email. If the first winner does not respond within 48 hours another winner will be drawn.
Disclaimer : The Mama Games has not received any product or other compensation for hosting this giveaway and is not responsible for prize fulfilment. Any questions about the giveaway should be directed to Patti@ContestPatti.com

Touched By Fire Review + Win a $35 Amazon Giftcard {Book Review & Giveaway}

* I received a free ebook for my review of Touched by Fire, courtesy of Novel Publicity.  All opinions are my own.

Touched by Fire


Welcome to the REVIEW EVENT for Chris Datta’s Historical Fiction Novel Touched with Fire! We have a great giveaway at the bottom of the post and hope you enjoy hearing about this fabulous book. But first, the details:

Ellen Craft is Property

In this case, of her half-sister Debra, to whom she was given as a wedding gift. The illegitimate daughter of a Georgia plantation owner and a house slave, she learned to hate her own image, which so closely resembled that of her “father:” the same wiry build, the same blue eyes, and the same pale—indeed, lily-white—skin. Ellen lives a solitary life until she falls, unexpectedly, in love with a dark-skinned slave named William Craft, and together they devise a plan to run North. Ellie will pose as a gentleman planter bound for Philadelphia accompanied by his “boy” Will. They make it as far as Baltimore when Will is turned back, and Ellie has no choice but continue. With no way of knowing if he is dead or alive, she resolves to make a second journey—South again. And so Elijah Craft enlists with the 125th Ohio Volunteers of the Union Army: she will literally fight her way back to her husband. Eli/Ellie’s journey is the story of an extraordinary individual and an abiding love, but also of the corrosive effects of slavery, and of a nation at a watershed moment.



Author: Christopher Datta

Genre: Historical/Women’s/African American Fiction




I thought this was a fairly well written book, although I will say, as a history buff, that this book is very LOOSELY based on the lives of Ellen and William Craft.   The first half of the book is written in an easy-to-read fashion and it goes quickly.  The second half of the book focuses on Ellen/Eli’s time in the war.  I love seeing a novel about the Civil War written from a woman’s perspective – they were such an integral part of that period in history and I feel authors many times marginalize them.  Not so in this case – Ellen’s perspectives, attitudes, and experiences come through loud and clear, and this is something that I really appreciate as a female reader..

As with many Civil War novels, there are many emotions that are brought up while reading, which I think is an excellent quality of any book, but especially of a book like this – it is important to remember our past, even if it is painful to do so.  All in all, I liked the book a lot – it is well written, entertaining, and a quick read.  Please make sure to read the author’s note at the end, where the author has kindly given a true account of Ellen Craft’s life, which I think is important given that there is a lot of fiction inserted into this book.  I definitely recommend it for Civil War buffs and lovers of historical fiction.

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Review Schedule:

Date Blog
21-Apr My Devotional Thoughts
21-Apr Deal Sharing Aunt
22-Apr Jelly Side Up – Promo Only
22-Apr Our Wolves Den
23-Apr rubina ramesh
23-Apr The Mama Games
24-Apr My Writer’s Cramp 
24-Apr The World As I See It
25-Apr I am indeed
25-Apr Rachel Delane
26-Apr Rick And Eileen Bremner
26-Apr Author Interrupted
27-Apr Anna Tan
27-Apr Pete Waugh
28-Apr Alexa B
28-Apr Michelle Willms

About the Author:


Born in Washington, DC Chris Datta, Foreign Service officer, has been on numerous battlefields for his job and country. He has seen mass graves, brought war criminals to justice and in this new chapter, Datta brings readers a stunning historical account of the American Civil War with Touched with Fire. His attention to detail is superb, and his experiences abroad have given him ample stories to tell for years to come. His action packed life has taken him across the world from the United States to Liberia and Southern Sudan. Not only serving in active war zones but often battling tropical diseases, Datta has nurtured his fascination with civil conflict by diving into the history books and historical records of America’s past. His research is meticulous, and his attention to detail creates vivid pictures of the past.

Follow Chris on his website for updates about new releases and upcoming events: http://touchedwithfire.org

Win a Euro Pro Ninja Kitchen System! {Giveaway}

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After reading Tammie’s review, please scroll down to enter the Giveaway~

Hold onto your hats! What do you think of when I say the word “ninja” when I am talking about kitchen appliances? The Cadillac of all kitchen appliances, right? Well, let me enlighten you about the latest item that I have just reviewed. The Euro-Pro Ninja Kitchen System Pulse! My husband and I thought that we had enough kitchen appliances, but then I received the Euro-Pro Ninja Kitchen System Pulse from BuyDig.com.


A little bit about BuyDig.com: BuyDig.com is as they say in their logo – The Internet’s Digital Superstore. Developed in the mid-90’s, BuyDig.com features a wide-variety of consumer products. Offering drop-free shipping (as well as free shipping on everything) many of their products ship in 24 hours! I am in love with their Kitchen and Housewares Department! I do not think that I have ever seen so many brand-name items, on sale, on one site before! Take, for example, a look at their brand new Luggage Headquarters. Talk about an excuse to travel!

Okay, back to the Euro-Pro Ninja Kitchen System Pulse. The Euro-Pro Ninja Kitchen System Pulse has become my go-to kitchen appliance. It can do anything and everything! Want to rule the kitchen? Want a high-performing, blending and food processing system? Look no further than the Euro-Pro Ninja Kitchen System Pulse. I never thought a system like The Euro-Pro Ninja Kitchen System Pulse would ever be as powerful as it is. It has 550 watts of power, and is perfect for blending frozen drinks, single serve smoothies, and kneading fresh pizza and cookie dough.


The Euro-Pro Ninja Kitchen System Pulse comes with all of the components listed below:

  • 550 Watt Motor Base
  • 40 oz. Processing Bowl
  • Total Crushing Blades
  • Dough Hook, Dough Paddle
  • 40 oz. Bowl Storage Lid
  • (2) Nutri Ninja Cups
  • (2) Nutri Ninja To Go Lids
  • Ninja Pro Extractor Blades
  • Instruction Book and
  • Quick Start Guide

We decided to make double chocolate cookies. The Euro-Pro Ninja Kitchen System Pulse cut the prep time in half and clean up was a breeze! As with any new product, there is a learning curve. I am guessing that I did not have the lid on properly, as when I pressed the start button, the lid flew off and my ingredients went everywhere! My husband and I laughed so hard. It was really funny. On the second attempt, however, everything worked like a charm and our cookies came out even better than we could have imagined! This product is going to save you energy, money, and time. Simply put, it does it all!

It is not very often that I recommend a product or a site, but I do recommend the Euro-Pro Ninja Kitchen System Pulse. And, if you are looking to purchase an item, such as the Euro-Pro Ninja Kitchen System Pulse, visitBuyDig.com.

I also suggest following BuyDig.com on Facebook and Twitter.

Want to win a Euro-Pro Ninja Kitchen System Pulse? Enter the giveaway below!

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