Read an exclusive excerpt from Cupcakes & Crumbs by Melissa McClone #CCPrism

Welcome to the book tour for Cupcakes & Crumbs by Melissa McClone! This is a sweet story, pun partially intended, with a lot of emotion as these women work through all of their issues. Today I’m sharing an exclusive excerpt with you. Please enjoy, follow the rest of the tour, and be sure to enter the amazing giveaway at the end!

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#Interview with Merida Johns, author of Blackhorse Road

Welcome to the book tour for Blackhorse Road by Merida Johns, a tale of finding oneself and love. Today, I have an excerpt for you to enjoy, plus the author is taking us behind the scenes of her book. You can also find out why I want to take a road trip to where she lives! Remember to follow the tour and ask more questions along the way. Best of luck entering the giveaway!

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The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride by Cathy McDavid #BookTour Grand Finale #CHBPrism with #Giveaway

Welcome to the book tour grand finale for The Cowboy’s Holiday Bride by Cathy McDavid! I greatly enjoyed this book and invite you to check out the thoughts of others, plus some excerpts to whet your appetite!
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Top 10 Things About Nino Gugunishvili, author of You Will Have a Black Labrador

Welcome to the book tour for You Will Have a Black Labrador by Nino Gugunishvili! Today you’re getting a peek inside her book as well as some insight into who she is. Enjoy an excerpt and her Top 10 list! And then follow the tour for more. Be sure to leave questions and comments along the way and then enter the great giveaway!

Love, memories, family, enduring friendships, cooking, movies, dogs, travels, hairstyles, and saying Yes to many No’s in a witty, yet often sentimental, journey of self-discovery…  

You Will Have a Black Labrador is a collection of semiautobiographical essays forming a narrative about a modern Georgian woman. Her stories range from the search for a perfect romantic partner to exploring food as an integral part of the Georgian culture. Many of the vignettes center on childhood memories or weird family traditions, such as the way family members stay connected no matter if they’re deceased or alive. One essay reveals how making a simple omelette can change your life; and that No can be the most powerful word in any language. She shows us, too, that a haircut can be a tribute to the movies you love as well as a path to your freedom; and how owning a dog always brings unexpected experiences. In this poignantly humourous collection, reality mixes and interferes with an imaginative world in so many surprising ways.

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Whenever my mother tells me she had a dream seeing my grandmother, or my grandfather, my grandmother’s sister, my father, or my nanny, then recounts in detail what they talked about, I don’t think that she’s out of her mind.

I only become slightly more cautious. Sometimes I’m even angry, at them, for appearing in our dreams, and only just checking on us, not saying anything expectedly wise, not telling us the stories from their otherworldly experiences. Isn’t their mission to guide us through, spreading titbits of wisdom or any life-affirming messages around?

We’ve always lived together: Mom, Dad, my brother, me, my grandmother, and my nanny. There were two grandfathers I never met, because, sadly, they passed away long before I was born, but who nevertheless were always most actively present in our lives. ‘Never met in person’ would actually be more appropriate here. Their presence was strong through many photographs we had and lots of personal belongings. I remember my grandfather’s compass and a stopwatch and a cigar case my father kept in his study, and brought out from time to time.

The ‘till death do us part’ concept never worked in our case, since it seemed we were not parted by death from our relatives. Those who passed away stayed with us, talked to us, came in our dreams, and occasionally gave advice. There were no ghostly stories, ghost whisperers, or psychic readings involved...

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Top 10 Things About Me

I don’t ski, and I don’t snowboard, but nevertheless, most of all, I love winter—the smell of the snow in the crisp wintery air and the anticipation of newness it’s bringing. I’m undoubtedly the worst cook you’ll ever find, but I love tasting food, mainly Georgian and Italian cuisines. They are the best, and for me, delicious food paired with a glass of wine shared with friends is a secret to happiness!

Travel is probably at the top of my favorite things; at various stages of my life, I’ve traveled a lot, and besides my hometown, Tbilisi, I’d always return to Paris and New York. 

Dogs! I’m a dog lover, but you probably know it already since it’s in my book title.  

I am a total movie/TV shows junkie (an excellent excuse for being slightly antisocial quite often). I can now hear my friends laughing at the word “slightly.” Okay, honestly? They’re right. I can easily spend days reading or watching TV without going out. My family members are seriously concerned that I lack vitamin D. In my defense, I have to say that good books and movies are worth a tiny vitamin D deficiency. Don’t be surprised if any of my future books will have a dedication to my comfy couch!

When I’m writing, I usually tend to discuss it, as  I’m getting obsessed with the story I’m working on.  Luckily, I have loyal friends with angelic patience, ready to listen to my endless ramblings. Among the things that I could list as the least favorites are: shopping, car rides, summer heat, deadlines, and  I don’t feel very comfortable with people lacking a sense of humor, not that I’ve met many, but still. All of my books are to various parts autobiographical, so I’d recommend reading them to get to know me a little better. ☺

“You Will Have a Black Labrador” is Nino Gugunishvili’s recently released collection of short essays.  She is also the author of a women’s fiction novel, Friday Evening, Eight O’Clock, published in English and Russian. She resides in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14276355.Nino_Gugunishvili

Nino Gugunishvili will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Fall $25 Amazon Gift Card #Giveaway Ends 11/8 @conservamome

Fall is that time of year when I’m even more likely to browse online for myself and for gifts for others. There are so many great products out there! Sure, we had Prime Days already, but Black Friday is also coming up. There’s more on my list! What are you looking for?

Here’s your chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card to purchase something you’ve had your eye on or use it towards a bigger purchase.

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Moisturize Your Beautiful Skin in the Gift Tote Trio #Giveaway Ends 12/20

The holiday season means colder weather, and that means drier skin! I know mine is already starting to make me crazy as it starts to dry out. So check out these moisturizers that will help you out and enter to win some of your own! Continue reading “Moisturize Your Beautiful Skin in the Gift Tote Trio #Giveaway Ends 12/20”

BriteBrush Perfect Stocking Stuffer #Giveaway 2 Winners Ends 12/11 @las930

Oral hygiene is so important and the sooner we can teach it to children, the better. It can often be tough, though, with some kids. I know I remember plenty of battles! But these new smart brushes, like the ones from BriteBrush, can make brushing teeth fun AND you know it’s getting done! Best of luck being one of two winners in this great giveaway! Continue reading “BriteBrush Perfect Stocking Stuffer #Giveaway 2 Winners Ends 12/11 @las930”

Transportation Fun #Giveaway Ends 11/30

When I was teaching, I remember that transportation was a favorite among all of the kids. Trucks are just fun to look at and learn about. And building things is even more fun! Host Mommy’s Playbook tells about her kids’ experiences with the items in the giveaway and gives us more information about all of the wonderful prizes that you can win. Best of luck entering! Continue reading “Transportation Fun #Giveaway Ends 11/30”