Sunday, November 5, 2017

$50 Amazon gift card & children's author Damien Macalino

A superhero with hooves?

If you recognize the name Macalino, it might be because I've previously featured Tonya Macalino - a wife, mother, and author of futuristic thrillers and children's chapter books.

Tonya's son, Damien Macalino, is a professional builder of wacky worlds. As a member of a family of writers, Damien published his first book in third grade, WHAT IF AN ALLIGATOR ATE AN AVALANCHE, an alphabet book for kids with a sense of humor!

Wow. What was I doing in third grade? Certainly not writing any books, and probably sorting my trading cards...

Super Moo is recommended for ages 6-10

Now in fifth grade, Damien steps into even wilder territory with his first children’s graphic novel, SUPER MOO: BOOM, BOOM, SPLAT!

Where can you find him? Damien is often in the jungle of his stacks of books and graphic novels, in the wild woods exploring with his family, or on the open plains of the soccer field with his friends.


Meet Super Moo, the superhero with hooves!
Super Moo is almost bored with his awesomeness. Easily able to defeat bad guys with his Sonic Moo, greeted (mobbed) by adoring fans wherever he goes, Super Moo would really rather be reading his Ion Bear comics than taking combat advice from his sidekick Super Backack.

But when Super Moo's arch-nemesis returns badder than ever, will sheer awesomeness be enough?

Or will Super Moo be the next one to go Boom, Boom, Splat?!

Grab your horn phone and stay tuned!

So who wants to win something? Damien Macalino and I have partnered up to give away a $50 Amazon gift card to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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Amazon gift card and the return of author Angela Ford!

Beware the Blended Ones...

Angela J. Ford is an imaginative and entertaining writer who creates stories of fanciful worlds that enable young adults to confidently believe in possibilities and overcome differences to be stronger together. She was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, not too far from my wife's stomping grounds.

Although her career has not been largely focused on creative writing and being an author, it has been an integral part of her lifestyle. Brought up as a bookworm and musician, she began writing The Four Worlds, a fantasy action, adventure series at the age of 12.

What was I doing at 12? Certainly not writing any books, and probably sorting my trading cards...

The story line of Angela's books was largely based on creative games she played with her sisters. She later re-wrote The Four Worlds series, bringing it from a child's daydream to an adventure everyone can enjoy.


The Blended Ones is the second book in her series, preceded by The Five Warriors (book 1) and Eliesmore and the Green Stone (book 3). A fourth book is coming in 2018.

Inspired by fairy tales, high magic and epic fantasy, Angela knows you’ll enjoy your adventures within The Blended Ones.

Phyllis and her 17 year old twin sister, Ilieus are Blended Ones. But Ilieus suffers from visions of darkness she is unable to discern. Forsaken by their parents the two cross the country in search of the Order of the Wise for help.

Cuthan the Charmer is mischievous enough to change anyone's mind with a smile and a wink. Born into a family of treasure hunters, he s searching for the key to unlocking his dormant powers.

Pharengon the Horse Lord was born to be King. Young and inexperienced he seeks a weapon to turn the tide of the war in his favor. But when his very own army betrays him, he will have to turn to the Lost Ones for assistance.

Caught in the fate of the Eastern World the youths destinies become twisted together in a frightful quest that will change the course of time. In the midst of their whirlwind adventure, they discover love, loss, and uncover the truth about who and what is behind the chaotic, spiraling events in the Eastern World.



So who wants a book or something?! Angela Ford and I have partnered up to give away a $30 Amazon gift card to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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Wix Wax maple sugar candle [giveaway]

Here comes an amazing fall fragrance.

Wix Wax Candles is an Etsy shop run by Amy in Cadillac, MI. Her specialty is soy wax candles and all-natural homemade soaps.

Unless you remember the blog post from last year, you've probably never heard of Cadillac (and I hadn't either). Here's a fun fact: In 1975 the band KISS came to town and performed at the Cadillac High School gymnasium. Why a gym? They played the concert to honor the Cadillac High School football team who had compiled a record of sixteen consecutive victories.

Back to candles... Amy hand makes every soy wax candle and all-natural soap, right in her home. She uses 100% soy wax, cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, and many more natural ingredients that are good for your skin and safe for your home.


Pictured above is the country home candle I had the pleasure of trying last year, surely one of Amy's great fall fragrances. You'll get the same aroma you get when walking into a log cabin with spicy citrus potpourri in the air. If there's one thing my wife's a sucker for, it's cabins.

Needless to say, my wife loves the country home scent, and in my opinion it's got a pleasant, spicy scent. It's 100% soy wax, not overpowering, and contained in a nice mason jar that you can reuse (which we did as my wife loves collecting jars).


I think the maple sugar candle is especially festive for fall, with leaves covering the ground and all. I'm ready for a stack of pancakes this cold morning, covered with maple syrup of course.

The maple sugar candle is warm, inviting, and perfect for crisp autumn nights. Cozy up with your favorite book and let the lingering sweetness wrap you in delicious warmth. Is it making you hungry? Wouldn't this candle be perfect for your home or kitchen?

With that said, who wants to win it?! Amy of Wix Wax is graciously offering a 16 oz Maple Sugar candle to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader. Please contact her with custom orders as she's happy to make quantities and colors you need.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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This giveaway is open to users in the U.S. only. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

$50 Amazon gift card & the return of PTL Perrin

There are more mysteries in this world than you can dream of.

How did these things, these creatures get here? Who made them, or how did they evolve? Questions like these have plagued P.T.L. Perrin since childhood, and it’s only recently that she has felt the nod from our Creator to explore them in writing.

You might remember P.T.L. Perrin from awhile back on my blog. She's writing books that she would have loved reading when her family didn’t have television. Coming back to present day, she wrote the TetraSphere series as pure entertainment, and as a way to answer some of the unanswerable questions about our universe.


When Jewel Adams is abducted and taken to a place that most people don’t know exists, her friends are frantic to find her. The one alien race they thought they could count on refuses to help them. The other, the reptilians, are holding her captive. Will they harm her?

Together, the four have abilities that, when combined, can save Earth from self-destruction, but they can’t do it without Jewel.

In this exciting sequel to Terra’s Call, the four teens discover that things are not at all as they seem. There are more mysteries in this world than any of them have dreamed of, and they’re about to meet some of those mysteries head-on.

Pick up Triton’s Call, book #2 in the TetraSphere series, and let P.T.L. know if you enjoy reading it!

“Wake up!” The gravelly voice wrenches me from a sound sleep, and I sit up and rub my eyes. “Out of bed, now!” I recognize the Dracan barking orders and resist the impulse to cover my head with the blanket. What good would it do?

“What do you want, Shaula?” I ask, trying to control my shaking voice. This reptilian terrifies me. I stand up and pray he leaves soon. The trembling in my body isn’t helping me control my full bladder.

“Ah, she’s awake.” His voice sandpapers my nerves. His grin sends shivers down my spine and I shudder at his bared teeth. Does he eat humans?

“Thuban commands you to dress and be ready for transport in an hour. His daughter will be here momentarily to give you clothes. I advise you not to waste time.” He stares, the grin back on his face.

I don’t know where the courage comes from, but I answer him, “The sooner you leave, the quicker I can get ready.”


So who wants to win something?! Like our previous feature, P.T.L. Perrin and I have partnered up to give away a $50 Amazon gift card to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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Amazon gift card & Kimberlee Bastian's Element Odysseys

It's time to accept a new mission...

Back in 1997, Kimberlee Ann Bastian went to a sleepover birthday party and watched a horror movie based on a Stephen King novel. (Anybody see "IT" recently?) The very next day she began to type her first short story and knew it was her "density" (BTTF reference) to be an author.

When she isn't writing or consuming other literary worlds, she enjoys hiking, cycling, and catching up on her favorite pop culture.


Kimberlee has a love affair with American nostalgia, mythology, and endless possibilities. This melting pot of elements is what prompted the creation of her epic Element Odysseys series, starting with her debut novel, The Breedling and the City in the Garden.

A year later, it was then followed up with the second book in the series, The Breedling and the Trickster, which released last month.

For immortal soulcatcher Buck, acclimating to newfound freedom in 1934 Chicago would have been impossible if not for the selfless actions of Charlie Reese. Now separated from his mortal friend, Buck accepts a new mission: to save the Shepherdess, whose unclaimed soul will soon stand trial in his old world, Euxinus.

Buck must find the Shepherdess’ beloved, the infamous Trickster Stingy Jack, and convince him to testify on behalf of her soul. Furthermore, Buck must ensure Stingy Jack is worthy to stand as her witness. It’s no easy feat; Hades, sworn enemy of Stingy Jack, threatens to thwart Buck’s mission at every twist and turn in hopes of seizing the Shepherdess’ soul—and the secret she holds—for himself.

Set on a whirwind path that leads him on an odyssey across the American Midwest, Buck must rely on untested skills while being ever mindful of his dangerous surroundings as he prepares himself for his return to the dark, desolate realm of Euxinus.

Still curious about the author? Here's a quick Q&A about books with Kimberlee...

What inspires you to write?
The human condition and underdogs.

How long does it take you to write a book, on average?
To write the first draft, I would say, maybe a few months.

What are you working on right now?
I just started the redraft of The Breedling and the Shepherdess Book Three in the Element Odyssey Series.

What's the best writing tip you can offer?
Once your favorite spot to write, milk it for all its worth. You need to be creatively comfortable in order to be effective.

What's a book written by another author everyone should read in their lifetime?
This is incredibly hard, but I have to choose Michael Shaara’s The Killer Angels.



So who wants to win something?! Kimberlee Bastian and I have partnered up to give away a couple items - one lucky Giveaway Guy reader will win the paperback series Element Odysseys and another reader will win a $20 Amazon gift card.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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I'm Seth, owner of the Giveaway Guy blog. I live in the suburbs outside of Boston with my wife and have a career in SEO. I enjoy writing reviews and entering giveaways in my spare time.
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