Monday Brings Mermaids

Lyndsay Johnson's Fire of the Sea book coverAre you looking for a good book to read?

Do you like fantasy as much as I do?

Or maybe you want to change genres to spice things up a bit for your leisure reading?

Well, then I have just the book for you!  It is called Fire of the Sea and it was written by one of my very special friends, Lyndsay Johnson.  Her book is being released TODAY!  I’m about to buy my copy.  Lyndsay sent me the first chapter to review last June and it is already published!  The fact it went through the editing and publishing process so quickly proves it to be a winner to me!  Besides, who doesn’t like mermaids and romance?  The following is the synopsis you will find on Amazon.

Sharp, sleek, and golden. Like the dagger she has worn since childhood, eighteen-year-old Aeva is all three of these things. But there is something else that this mermaid and her prized weapon share – they are both hunted. Hidden within the caves off Iceland’s dark shore, Aeva waits to take her place as the next ruler of the Mermaids. But when Aeva uses her potent and alluring song to save a drowning human, she disrupts a delicate balance. Realizing she has unexpectedly bound herself to Gunnar, Aeva is torn between duty and love. Aeva severs one life to begin another, and soon finds herself not only rejected by the sea, but also stalked by an old enemy. As the worlds of myth and man intertwine, Aeva will challenge fate to protect her own sacred relic and the man she loves. But legend and lies cast an intricate net. With time and safety quickly unraveling for Aeva and Gunnar, there is only one clear course: Find and defeat Delphine before she can shift again.

Lyndsay also has THE BEST book trailer video I have ever seen:

Fire of the Sea by Lyndsay Johnson (Book Trailer) from Lyndsay Johnson on Vimeo.

Get your copy today by clicking the link below.

After I order my copy I will be taking my Son, the middle child, to get his driving permit.  Yikes!  Oh the grey hairs having 2 children driving will produce.  Wish me luck and PRAY HARD. 😉

Books Bring Joy,

Letter to Santa for Moms (Stocking Stuffers for Moms)

Santa is an expert when it comes to choosing stocking stuffers for kids.  However, sometimes I think he might need a little help knowing what to surprise us moms.  So today I decided to post a letter here to Santa.

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Dear Santa,

First of all, I want to thank you for all the goodies you have left me over the years.  I very much appreciate your generosity and kindness.  You have showered me with things I have asked for and sometimes with things I need.  You are so awesome! 😉

As a mom I haven’t asked for much.  As a matter of fact, I haven’t written you in years.  Instead, I have helped my children write their letters to you.  Our family has believed in you and you have blessed us beyond measure.  I really can’t imagine what Christmas would be like without you, Santa.

Because you have been so good to us, I have decided to help you out a bit.  It’ll be our secret.  I’m going to give you tips on how to find the best stocking stuffers for moms.  You know us moms…we are busy during this time of year and we don’t always write…so it must be difficult to know what to give us.  So here goes:

Follow Me on Pinterest

Ok, Santa this is a biggie!  In case you don’t know what Pinterest is…it’s a virtual pinboard.  Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web.  It’s the perfect place to see what moms like and want.  I even have a board named I want one!   All you have to do to find each mom is to type their name or maybe a common user name they use online into the search field at the top.

top of pinterest

WISH LISTS

Santa, many online companies have wish lists on their sites.  The one I use most often is Amazon.  This is a great place to find ideas for stocking stuffers.  You can find a mom by clicking on “wish list” at the top right corner of Amazon’s home page.

amazon wish list

SOCIAL MEDIA

Many moms also post things they like on social media.  I personally use Facebook and Twitter.  Moms are constantly sharing things they like on both of these social platforms.  You are sure to find all kinds of ideas for us on there.

KIDS

Next time you have a kid sit on your lap take the opportunity to ask them what their mom wants for Christmas.  They might know. 😉

Santa and kids familybringsjoy.com

2 of my kids when they were much younger

OTHER IDEAS

Stocking Stuffers for Moms familybringsjoy.com

1.) Cool T-Shirt {easy to roll and throw in stocking} 2.) Unique Journals 3.) Books or Digital Book Gift Card 4.) Anything from The Vintage Pearl {can’t go wrong with jewelry and fits nicely in stocking} 5.) Movie Tickets or Cinema Gift Card 6.) Perfume 7.) iTunes Gift Card or Music CD 8.) New Mobile Phone Case 9.) Camera Necklace

10.) Foto clips {also sold on Amazon} or many items at The Photojojo Store

Buy the Fotoclips (110 pcs) at the Photojojo Store!

10.) SD Cards for camera memory

Hope this might help make your job a little easier Santa!

Very Sincerely,

Shan

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He’s checking his list,