Making Christmas/Santa Baby Book Blitz



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Welcome to our 1980’s Dickens Christmas stories!

Two sweet vintage romances set in the New England town of Dickens where small town charm is on full, holiday display.

Both stories are prequels to stories found in last year’s holiday anthology, Christmas Comes to Dickens. Beginning October 18th, the Ladies of Dickens will release six brand-new, full-length Dickens holiday romances (one per week) to celebrate the season.

In the meantime, we hope you’ll enjoy Making Christmas by Author Nancy Fraser and Santa Baby by Author Peggy Jaeger. Both are guaranteed to whet your holiday appetites for what’s to come!

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Making Christmas by Nancy Fraser

A 1980s Vintage Romance …

It’s been five years since William Barrett returned to Dickens to take over as CEO of Wil-Bar Toys. He’s spent these past years helping build Wil-Bar into a leader in creative, handmade toys. His work ethic and drive has left him little time for a personal life. Or, perhaps he’s still pining for the one who got away.

Catherine Gates moved away from Dickens six years earlier. Now a staff reporter for a woman’s magazine, she’s returning to Dickens to do a story on Wil-Bar Toys new production methods and get the scoop on their upcoming holiday line.

When Will and Cat meet up again for the first time in years, it’s as if they’ve never been apart. Rekindling their friendship, and attraction, becomes more important than Cat’s article, or even the secrecy of the new toy lines.

Can these two childhood friends make up for lost time and pursue the romance they missed out on years earlier? Or, will Cat’s story expose too much and put them at odds with one another?

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Santa Baby by Peggy Jaeger

It’s Christmas Eve morning in the tiny New England town of Dickens.

Santa’s arrival is imminent, and a hint of snow is in the air.

Amy Dorrit is just about to open her popular diner for the breakfast rush when she discovers an abandoned baby on her back doorstep.

Amy knows she should call the authorities and turn the infant over to them, but she just can’t. Thoughts of her own abandonment as a baby flood through her and she wants to keep the little one out of the hands of the authorities until the mother – hopefully –returns.

But will the mom come back? And if she doesn’t, what is Amy prepared to do about the baby who has, already, claimed her heart?


Read an Excerpt from Santa Baby

“What in the name of all that’s holy are you holding, Amy Dorrit?”

Willie Jackson stood at her office door, a lit cigarette dangling from a corner of his mouth, his leather jacket hanging open and his eyes as big and round as his county-famous blueberry pancakes.

“What does it look like?” Amy dug around in the carrier searching for a bottle, pacifier, something, to soothe the baby’s cries. “Lose the cigarette. It’s a baby and I’m pretty sure it’s hungry.”

He lifted those shocked eyes to Amy’s face. “Girl, you been keeping secrets from ol’ Willie?”

“Oh for Pete’s sake. Are you nuts, William Jefferson Jackson? It’s not my baby. I found it at the back door when I came downstairs.”

“Whose is it?”

“No idea.”

“What is it?”

Holding the small bundle like a football in one arm, she shoved the piece of paper she’d found at him. “Same answer. I haven’t looked yet. Here, read this. I found it tucked inside the blanket.” Once he had it, Amy placed her pinky finger over the baby’s lips. It immediately rooted, then latched on to suck.

“I knew it. It’s starving.”

“‘I’m sorry,” he read aloud, ‘but I can’t take care of her—’ well, we know it’s a girl –‘I have no job and no way to hold on to one with a baby. Please forgive me for leaving her like this, but I saw how kind you were yesterday and I know you’ll take care of her like I can’t.’” Willie scratched his head. “Well, shit. We got us a real abandoned baby, here, Ames ol’ girl.”

“Don’t curse in front of her.” She shot him an annoyed glare, her left eyebrow inching up her forehead to her hairline.

“It ain’t like she can understand me. She’s a baby, fer Chri-” Her other eyebrow followed its twin. “Er, pity’s sake.”

“I need something to feed her with.” She glanced around her office. “Can you get me one of the cake decorating bottles? The ones with the plastic tip? I think that’ll work.”

“What’a’ya gonna feed her? Frosting? You ain’t got no mother’s milk and you can’t feed her coffee creamer.”

“Dam-I mean, drat. You’re right. I can give her a little water to hold her over until I can run out and get her some formula.”

“Shouldn’t you call the police? I mean, she’s been abandoned, ain’t she? You can’t just keep her.”

About the Authors:

NANCY FRASER—Jumping Across Romance Genres with Gleeful Abandon—is an Amazon Top 100 and Award-Winning author who can’t seem to decide which romance genre suits her best. So, she writes them all.

Like most authors, Nancy began writing at an early age, usually on the walls and with crayons or, heaven forbid, permanent markers. Her love of writing often made her the English teacher’s pet which, of course, resulted in a whole lot of teasing. Still, it was worth it.

Nancy has published over forty books in full-length, novella, and short format. When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy dotes on her five wonderful grandchildren and looks forward to traveling and reading when time permits. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.

Website: http://www.nancyfraser.ca
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Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes Romantic Comedies about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them. If she can make you cry on one page and bring you out of tears rolling with laughter the next, she’s done her job as a writer!

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, she brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she’s created the families she wanted as that lonely child.

When she’s not writing Peggy is usually painting, crafting, scrapbooking or decoupaging old steamer trunks she finds at rummage stores and garage sales.

As a lifelong diarist, she caught the blogging bug early on, and you can visit her at peggyjaeger.com where she blogs daily about life, writing, and stuff that makes her go “What??!”

Website and Blog: http://peggyjaeger.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peggy-Jaeger-Author/825914814095072
Twitter: https://twitter.com/peggy_jaeger
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13478796.Peggy_Jaeger
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/peggy-jaeger
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDR8RRIlssIyS0FYZWeGqsg/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peggyjaeger_author/
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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peggy-jaeger-296ab878/
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Authors database: https://authorsdb.com/community/15814-peggy-jaeger
Triberr: https://triberr.com/tribe/strong-women–loving-men

Universal Purchase Links:

Making Christmas https://books2read.com/MakeXMas
Santa Baby https://books2read.com/u/3R8lVG

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1566764279
BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/making-christmas-nancy-fraser/1139435151
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/making-christmas-3
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/making-christmas-a-dickens-holiday-romance-prequel-by-nancy-fraser

Making Christmas Trailer: https://youtu.be/PzzY7komw-I
Making Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle Link: https://bit.ly/33wkGqI

Santa Baby Trailer Link: https://youtu.be/8_MbnzNIlrg
Santa Baby Jigsaw Puzzle Link: https://bit.ly/2RaZBzj

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The Problem With Poppy Blog Blitz

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Poppy the porcupine has always wanted to make a friend, but her defensive nature prevents her. When a young tiger cub stumbles upon her one day in the rainforest, she reacts badly and scares him away.

Determined to change her ways, she sets out to find him, but little does she know that the tiger cub is about to have a problem of his own. In the face of danger, will Poppy find a way to save the day?

Purchase Links

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Author Bio –

Emma Sandford is a Liverpool-born author and businesswoman based in Cheshire. For many years, she has wanted to write a children’s book that draws on her own experiences and helps young children overcome personal issues. One day, inspiration hit her: she realised that a porcupine has a very obvious defence mechanism where it shows its quills, stamps its feet and chatters with its teeth when feeling threatened.

Unfortunately, due to traumatic events in her life, Emma has also been defensive in situations where she didn’t need to be, and was frightened to let people get close to her. The Problem With Poppy is a fun way of teaching kids that while everybody has a natural defence mechanism, there is a time and a place to use it. By the end of the story, Poppy has learnt this valuable lesson and she makes a lifelong friend in the process.

Emma is planning on writing more books in the future that have similar important messages for youngsters. Watch this space!

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My Review

Poppy is a little porcupine who lives in the Sumatran rainforest. But, Poppy had a problem. It was hard for her to make friends, because she always scared them away. When Poppy was startled, she scared off other animals with her quills and hisses. One day a little tiger cub named Rory came upon Poppy and was curious. Poppy reacted to Rory by arching her quills, hissing, and throwing bark pieces at him.

Rory ran and ran. Poppy started to cry. She was so sad, because she didn’t mean to scare the little tiger. She looked all day until she found Rory. They both got to know each other and became friends. All of a sudden a jeep came into the rainforest and stopped when they saw the animals. The people jumped out, grabbed Rory, and sped off. Poppy was so frightened! But, what could she do to help Rory now? Children will enjoy this beautifully illustrated book that teaches about animals and friendship.

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Rambee Boo’s Lake Vacation Book Tour

Join us for this tour from May 24 to Jun 11, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title
Rambee Boo’s Lake Vacation by Reena Korde Pagnoni
CategoryChildren’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  24 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
PublisherWaman Books
Release date:   April, 2021
Format available for review:  print (USA), pdf
Tour dates: May 24 to Jun 11, 2021
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

The Rambee Boo Crew take a summer vacation to the Lake. Rock and Rambee are having so much fun that they don’t realize that Rambee Boo keeps dropping his Sock. Will Sock make it home with the duo at the end of the trip?

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Meet the Author:


I began writing THE RAMBEE BOO SERIES after we added a fur baby to our family, during the Covid-19 pandemic quarantine. The characters in the series are based off my youngest son Rocky (aka Rock), and our rambunctious puppy Rambo (aka Rambee Boo). Whenever there’s trouble, these two are usually at the center of it! I graduated from West Windsor-Plainsboro High school in 2000 and went on to get my B.A. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. I currently live in New Jersey with my husband, my three children and of course…my Rambee Boo! I’ve always had a great love for children’s books and started collecting them in college. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to write my own series to add to our collection. I hope these books will continue to grow and foster children’s love for reading. I can only hope that my readers enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them!

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

 
Tour Schedule:

May 24 – My Journey Back the Journey Back – book review / giveaway
May 24 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
May 25 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 25 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
May 26 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 27 – Icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
May 28 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 31 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
May 31 – Kam’s Place – book review
June 1 – Reading is My Passion – book review
June 2 – I’m Into Books – book review / giveaway
June 2 – The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 3 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 4 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
June 7 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 8 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
June 9 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
June 9 – Laura’s Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 10 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 11 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway
 

My Review

Rambee Boo is an adorable little dog. He belongs to Rock and his mom and dad. Rambee Boo doesn’t carry a bone around; he carries a sock. Rock and his family are going to the lake for a vacation. Each day they have a different activity planned and Rambee Boo goes along for the fun. He always drops his sock, but the next morning the sock appears in the dog’s bed. Day after day, the family has an excursion and the same thing happens. This is a cute book with lots of rhymes and colorful artwork to entertain fans of Rambee Boo.

Enter the Giveaway: 

 
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Bobos Babes Adventures: The Missing Egg Book Tour & Giveaway

 



Join us for this tour from Jun 1 to Jun 22, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  BOBOS BABES ADVENTURES: THE MISSING EGG by Karen Bobos
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  28 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Playpen Publishing
Release date:   March, 2021
Format available for review:  print-hardback (USA), pdf
Tour dates: Jun 1 to Jun 22, 2021
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

In the magical land of Harmony, the Bobos Babes love adventure and helping friends in need. When they find out that the swan family has lost a soon-to-hatch swan egg, they are quick to help … before it’s too late! Young readers and their families will enjoy the return of the Bobos
Babes and their animal friends in this second title in the fanciful read-aloud picture book series. The Bobos Babes Adventures collection brings families stories of exciting exploits, magical missions, and caring friendships, showcasing that kindness, generosity, and thoughtfulness always win.
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Meet the Author:

Bobos began writing poetry and stories at the early age of ten. She is a

life-long Chicagoan who now raises her family in the downtown area. During the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, Chicago also became a city of unrest. Trying to keep her three young daughters in a world of magic during such scary times, the Bobos Babes Adventures were born. Her goal was to create a world of Harmony for her family and hopefully for others to escape, even if only for a moment. The first book of the series, The Case of the Giggles, was published in December 2020. The Missing Egg launched in March 2021. Thus far, she has written ten Bobos Babes Adventures and two chapter books. Two additional books, The Lion’s Secret and The Bobcat Birthday Party, are coming in 2021.

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ instagram


Tour Schedule:

June 1 –
Reading is My Passion – book review
June 1 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
June 2 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 3 – Laura’s Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 4 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
June 7 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book spotlight
June 8 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
June 9 – Icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
June 9 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 10 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
June 11 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway
June 14 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 15 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
June 16 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 17 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
June 18 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 21 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
June 22 – Kam’s Place – book review

My Review

The Bobos Babes are three little sisters: Princess Daphne, Cora the fairy, and Scarlett the angel. Each one has a special power. Daphne can see the best in everything. Cora has enchanted hearing and extraordinary speed. Scarlett can grow an entire garden from a single seed.

In this story the three sisters come upon a father swan, who was very distressed. He has left his nest for just a few moments to eat chocolate cake that some friends “the boys” brought him. While he was doing thi,s one of the eggs he was watching disappeared. He was afraid that his wife was going to “kick his ……” (caution: this is a quote from the book).

The sisters told him that they would help him find the missing egg. Then, the friends came back carrying the cake. The father swan told them to go, because he had to find his missing egg. They said, look here, your egg has hatched and is eating chocolate cake. When the father looked, he was happy to see his new baby swan. This is a brightly illustrated book that children will enjoy having read to them.

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The Puma Years Blog Tour

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In her early twenties, Laura Coleman finds herself living in London, her life an endless loop of commuting and corporate meetings. Tired of tight tailored suits and lacking direction, she quits her job and sets out for South America. Two months into her three-month trip to Bolivia, Laura is tired, bloated, sunburnt, lonely, and ready to go home. But a flyer about an animal welfare charity encourages her to stick it out, and soon she is en route to “el parque” in the heart of the Amazon.

Arriving at el parque, Laura finds an underfunded, understaffed, dilapidated camp, along with suicidal howler monkeys, megalomaniac pigs, toothless jaguars, and many more animals who had been abused and abandoned. She also meets a timid and moody puma named Wayra who she now has to learn how to “walk” outside of her enclosure. Within days, all Laura can think about is going home. But after several weeks of barely showering, being eaten alive by bugs, and doing work that pushes her to a physical and emotional exhaustion she’s never known, Laura deliberately misses her flight back to England. and spends the next two years learning how to trust Wayra, as well as how to trust herself.

Set against a backdrop of deforestation, illegal animal trade, and forest fires, THE PUMA YEARS: A Memoir of Love and Transformation in the Bolivian Jungle (Little A; June 8th, 2021) explores what happens when two desperate creatures in need of rescue find one another. Laura lures the reader into the center of the Bolivian jungle with her exquisite descriptions of the vivid colors, insects, animals, trees, plants, dirt, and swamps that she encounters daily. The emotional highs and lows are real and raw. The relationships – with both animals and humans – are complicated, but intimate. And we fall in love with all of el parque’s residents.

As that three-month ticket to Bolivia slowly turns into her life mission, Laura finds her passion and herself through helping endangered animals. Readers watch with tenderness and awe as Laura blossoms into a courageous leader, having started as an unwitting volunteer and growing to become el parque’s fiercest supporter.

In this truly immersive and moving memoir, Laura explores the unique love that exists between humans and animals. Earnest, yet humorous in tone, this book is for anyone who is seeking self-discovery, a sense of belonging, unconditional love, or a greater purpose.

Author, Laura Coleman

Sussex, England. She studied English Literature and Art History at the University of East Anglia, and
received a master’s in Art History from the University of York. In 2007 she went to Bolivia and joined the NGO Comunidad Int Sussex, England. She studied English Literature and Art History at the University of East Anglia, and
received a master’s in Art History from the University of York. In 2007 she went to Bolivia and joined the NGO Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY), which manages three wildlife sanctuaries, and gives homes to animals rescued from illegal wildlife trafficking. It was this work, the communities and the stories that she found there, that inspired her to start the Brighton-based organization ONCA – meaning jaguar (panthera onca). Bridging social and environmental justice issues with creativity, ONCA promotes positive change by facilitating inclusive spaces for creative learning, artist support, story-sharing and community solidarity. Laura currently lives in the Small Isles in Scotland with her dog, Nelo. She lives, makes art and writes by the sea. The Puma Years: A Memoir of Loveand Transformation in the Bolivian Jungle is her first book. Visit her at www.lauracoleman.co.uk/

I Can Be Fun STEM Activities for Kids Book Tour and Giveaway



I Can Be… Fun STEM Activities for Kids


Children’s Activity Books
4 Book Series


Filled with entertaining and educational activities, these full-color books are the perfect way to introduce young children to many of today’s most important STEM subjects.


I Can Be a Math Magician: Fun STEM Activities for Kids

978-0-486-83922-6

 Date Published: 10/16/2019

  Publisher: Dover Publications

 

Math is magical with this colorful activity book! It’s easy to entertain family and friends as you complete mysterious number squares and “Magic Multiples,” play a prime number card game, and draw fractal trees. This book offers a fun and meaningful way to explore how math is an important part of everyday life.

 

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About the Author Anna Claybourne

Anna Claybourne is an award-winning science writer and has authored many books for Usborne Publishing, A&C Black, and Franklin Watts. She writes mainly nonfiction, covering topics such as science, art, wildlife, and fashion. In addition, she has also published books about Shakespeare, myths and legends, and retellings of literary classics. She is based in Edinburgh.

 

About the Illustrator

Katie Kear is a young British illustrator who has been creating artwork for as long as she can remember. She loves creating new worlds and characters, and she hopes to spread joy and happiness with her art. She is a graduate of the University of Gloucestershire with a First Class BA Hons Illustration degree.

 

About the Author Claudia Martin

Claudia Martin is the author of many books and online articles for children and young adults. Her favorite subjects are history, current affairs, geography, the natural world, and technology. She lives in London with her family.

 

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I Can Be a Rocket Scientist

Date Published: 10/16/2019

Publisher: Dover Publications

 

Find out what it takes to become a rocket scientist! With this out-of-this-world activity book, you can make a scale model of the solar system, build a prototype rocket from a plastic container, and try real astronaut fitness exercises. You’ll discover Earth’s place in space, fun facts about the other planets in our solar system, how gravity works, and lots of other fascinating cosmic information.

 

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978-0-486-83924-0

I Can Be an Awesome Inventor

Date Published: 10/16/2019

Publisher: Dover Publications

 

Put on your thinking cap and get inventive! Make a musical instrument from glass bottles, use a drop of water to create a microscope, develop your own computer programming language, and more! Filled with interesting fun facts and entertaining activities, this book will inspire you to create your own inventions.

 

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I Can Be a Science Detective

Date Published: 10/16/2019

Publisher: Dover Publications

 

Do you have what it takes to become a science sleuth? Of course you do! Discover how to gather clues and collect evidence to catch a thief, follow instructions to extract DNA from strawberries, take your own fingerprints, analyze handwriting, and much more. While you’re having fun inspecting, detecting, and experimenting, you’ll be learning all about the intriguing world of forensic science and its important role in real life.

 

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