Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Mists of Time by Delia J. Colvin & a Giveaway!

Book 4 of bestselling Oracles Series, The Mists of Time
The saga continues....

It began with a love more powerful than death. In modern day Manhattan, handsome Alex Morgan’s love for his soul mate, Valeria was both legend and tragic. Until, after 3000 years, they were finally able to destroy their ancient enemies—or so they believed. But on Christmas Eve, a decisive flash of lightning, opens a window in time and their future is changed forever...

In search for answers to their missing friends, Paolo Carrara leads them into the Underworld. And with one fateful step, Alex disappears into the past, igniting hidden passions, betrayals and a possible end to the people that Valeria loves most—including Alex.

To save her husband and friends, Valeria must travel to ancient Greece, praying that she can save him and the others, as the life that they knew vanishes into the mists of time…

"The Oracles does for Greek Mythology what Outlander does for the Klans of the Scottish Highlands!"

A love more enduring than life...than death...than destiny.

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 "The Oracles does for Greek Mythology what Outlander does for the Klans of the Scottish Highlands!"

 "An edge of the seat read," Beck Valley Books 
"Love, love, love this series!" 

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From Trilogy to Series: The Oracles
Can love defy time? 

When she's rescued by handsome Alex Morgan, Valeria thinks she's found her happy ending. But Alex knows the terrifying truth...time is running out! And unless they can discover the source of an ancient curse, fate will take her life...again. Greek Mythology and modern romance intertwine in this addictive trilogy.

THE SIBYLLINE TRILOGY - a love more enduring than life...than death...than destiny.

Can love defy fate? 

The Symbolon, is the passionate second novel of The Sibylline Trilogy that weaves Greek mythology with a modern tale of eternal love! For 3000 years, Alex has dreamed of a life with his symbolon, his mortal soul mate. But when they approach the ancient council of immortals for approval of their marriage, they discover that sinister forces object to their union. Soon, they are faced with terrifying threats, including a devastating separation that neither may survive.

THE SIBYLLINE TRILOGY - a love more enduring than life...than death...than destiny.

Can love defy death itself? 

The Last Oracle is the final book in The Sibylline Trilogy, weaving Greek mythology with a modern tale of eternal love.

As Alex and Valeria's wedding draws near, their secret plans are discovered, and now no one is safe!

To triumph over the dark forces that threaten their existence, they must risk returning to the Underworld. Hidden in a secret chamber along the river Styx is the first oracle, Myrdd, whose jumbled mind holds the key to their survival. But Myrdd's solution forces Alex and Valeria to confront death, for a chance to change their fate!

THE SIBYLLINE TRILOGY - a love more enduring than life...than death...than destiny.

About the Author
delia colvin authorDelia J. Colvin is the International Bestselling author of The Sibylline Trilogy. She authors a popular blog and is listed as a contributor in two business books. She has worked in a variety of occupations from marketing to entrepreneur, Air Traffic Controller and Russian Interpreter. But her passion is in writing and helping people. Delia has donated both time and money to literacy programs around the country.

PERSONAL NOTE From the Author: As much as I enjoy writing, I love hearing from readers even more! It would mean the world to me if you would take a moment to send me an email and say hi. I personally answer all of my emails. Email me at

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Beautiful Incentives: Giant Microbes Giveaway!

Brie, from Beautiful Incentives, has done it again! And honestly, this giveaway couldn't have come at a better time. The hubs is on the verge of pneumonia, the kids have snotty noses, grandpa just got over the flu & just about everyone I know has dealt with some kind of sickness in the past week alone! Which basically means that I'm ecstatic to participate in this awesome giveaway (& get some great ideas for Christmas gifts while I'm at it).

It's about that time again when everyone goes back to school or their jobs, or they're around a ton of people during the holidays. The time when people get a little too close for comfort. The germs are a flying and it's a crap shoot where they'll land, but your chances of getting sick are much higher when you don't wash your hands, you can be sure.

Introducing Giant Microbes! The cute, cuddly versions of gross bacteria and germs. These are hard to stay away from and can serve as daily reminders to keep clean and avoid the real things. Especially great for children. It's a fun way to teach them to stay clean and have fun doing it!  

See the full review by Beautiful Incentives.

The lovely people at GiantMicrobes are here to offer you what I call the "Stay Well" collection! Enter the Rafflecopter below to be the lucky winner who will win 3 plushies & and a handwash dispenser! Good Luck and Happy Sick-Free Holidays! 

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Snacktastic Saturday: Pumpkin Crunch

I know, I know. It's almost 2015 & I'm STILL eating pumpkin flavored foods. But I just can't help myself. The same can be said for my friends when I treated them to this delicious Pumpkin Crunch at an impromtu lunch date at my house. 
• 1-15oz. can pumpkin puree
• 1 can evaporated milk
• 3 eggs
• 1C. sugar
• 1/2tsp. cinnamon
• 1 box yellow cake mix
• 1 1/2 stick margarine
• 1C. chopped walnuts or pecans
• Thoroughly mix together pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar & cinnamon in a large bowl with a mixer.
• Pour into a greased 9x13in. baking pan. 
• Sprinkle dry yellow cake mix over top of pumpkin mixture. 
• Melt the margarine & drizzle over the top of the cake mix. 
• Top with chopped walnuts or pecans & bake for 350ยบ for 45-55 min.  

Fun Friday: Christmas Tree Toothpick Frills

I'm a firm believer in the saying "it's the little things that count". And, it doesn't get much littler than these Christmas Tree Toothpick Frills! But you should know, that they get BIG reactions - most notably when they're topping a double chocolate & caramel filled muffin for breakfast. 

These are super simple to make & just require some toothpicks, green construction paper or cardstock & Elmer's glue. 

• Cut a strip of your paper & then cut fringes in it. 
• Starting near the bottom of your toothpick, begin wrapping the paper around a couple of times before gluing it in place & cutting away the excess strip.
• Repeat for several layers, making sure that the last layer covers the top part of the toothpick. 
• Take another toothpick to carefully curl the ends up slightly.  

*Note: If you'd like, you can also add colored dots as ornaments, & two gold star stickers at the top of the tree (one on each side).

Think It Thursday: Birthdays & Holidays, Oh My!

This is my mantra this time of year. 

November 23rd starts the chaos of celebrations, the hubs birthday. Of course Thanksgiving is next, unless it's the year that it falls on his birthday (he was a turkey baby) & then followed by a nephew's birthday. 

December starts off with my youngest celebrating her birthday on the 9th, then Christmas in the blink of an eye & my youngest nephew celebrating the same milestone birthday as my youngest on the 27th (apparently he liked my due date better & vice versa).

After New Year's Eve & all the confetti comes all the pork & sauerkraut. Then a few days later, my hubs great grandma turns 25 for the millionth time (I've completely lost track of how old she actually is). My brothers birthday is on the 18th, which was my due date for my oldest, but she preferred to come the 24th instead. 

Don't forget to add in a few friends birthdays along with a few friends kids birthdays here & there too.  

Talk about a busy time of year! (Now I know how Santa feels.) 


The Manger Mouse & a Giveaway!

**Disclaimer: I have received products to try from Ambassador International & am simply sharing my personal opinion which may vary from yours. I was not compensated for this review.

Every year, we celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas day. And we often recount the story of Joseph & Mary, and their journey to the stable in Bethlehem where our Savior was born. But I can almost guarantee you, that you haven't heard this version before...

The Manger Mouse is a wonderful children's book centered around Matty, a meek stable mouse. Much like Mary, Matty is called upon to play an integral role for the arrival of our Savior. But just when he thinks he has fulfilled his duty, there comes a task that only he can do. 

Debbie Wall's illustrations are beautiful!

I have to say that this is the cutest version of this story that I have ever heard! Sarah Martin Byrd does an amazing job relating the events of Jesus' birth through the eyes of a stable mouse & his mother. And even though the other animals in the stable are only occasionally mentioned, the fact that they had names themselves seemed to thoroughly entertain my kids. 

Would you love a copy of The Manger Mouse for a special child in your life?

One lucky winner will receive a hardback copy of The Manger Mouse, by Sarah Martin Byrd.

The giveaway will conclude on at 12:00 a.m. est on Saturday 12/20/14. Winners will be announced via rafflecopter & in a separate blog post which will be published no later than 3:00 p.m. on Saturday 12/20/14. Winners will also be notified via email & announced on the Smith and Blessings facebook page. Winners will have 24 hours to submit information, which will then be passed on to Ambassador International for distribution of product. If 24 hours has lapsed, a new winner will be picked & then will also have 24 hours to submit their information. Smith and Blessings is not responsible for prize shipment.
 *Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

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