Blood Line Book Tour October 13 – November 7 and #Giveaway Kindle Fire HD 16gb and Author Swag

Blood Line1 Enjoy Happy Geek Media’s Virtual Book Tour of John Davis’ debut novel, Blood Line

BLOOD LINE - ABOUT THE BOOK

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Blood Line , A Granger Spy Novel (Book 1)

by John J. Davis

Publisher: Simon & Winter, Inc.

Genres: Action, thriller

254 Pages

Release date: October 14, 2014

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“Sharply written, with characters that readers will be happy to see again.” —Kirkus Reviews

Blood Line is a high-voltage spy thriller that redefines rogue—the Granger Spy Novel series introduces a loving family with lethal issues caught in the crosshairs of global arms dealers.
When a simple home invasion turns out to be not so simple, Ron Granger must put aside his quiet rural life and return to the Central Intelligence Agency.

Aided by his brilliant wife, Valerie, and resourceful teen daughter, Leecy, Ron must quickly decide who to believe among the calculating opportunists, shrewd criminals, and power-hungry rival agencies racing to possess the technology that will change modern warfare forever. But when Leecy is kidnapped, Ron and Val must choose between the mission and a rescue. With time quickly running out, Ron only knows one thing:

When you can’t trust anyone else, trust your family.

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Purchase Links for Blood Line

Amazon/Goodreads/B&N/Indie Bound/iTunes

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BLOOD LINE - FOLLOW THE TOUR

Author John J. Davis will be making personal appearances at bookstores while the virtual book tour is in progress. If you live in the areas he’ll be visiting and would like to meet him, here are the locations he will be at throughout October and November:

Thu Oct 23 – Charlotte NC
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Charlotte NC Park Road Books – 4139 Park Road Charlotte, NC C 28209

Wed Oct 29 – NYC
6:30pm – 8:30pm
NYC Mysterious Bookshop – 58 Warren St, New York, NY 10007

Fri Nov 7 – Chicago
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Chicago – Barbara’s Books Willis Tower - Willis Tower Chicago – Lower Level 233 S. Wacker Drive Chicago

Nov 8 – Burr Ridge, IL
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Chicago – Barbara’s Books Burr Ridge – 810 Village Center Dr, Illinois and Michigan Canal, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Follow the Virtual Tour Here
Oct 13 Like a Bump on a Blog Special spotlight post to kick-off the tour
Oct 13 Author J. Scott Sharp Spotlight
Oct 14 B.C Brown’s Books…Weird is Good Spotlight & guest post
Oct 15 Book Bunny PR Review and more
Oct 16 Book Bunny PR Review and more
Oct 17 Write as Rain Spotlight & Playlist
Oct 20 Getta Got to Have Its Review & Exerpt
Oct 21 Ciara Ballintyne Spotlight
Oct 22 Terri’s Little Haven Review
Oct 23 Rebecca Campbell Books
Oct 24 Megan’s Blog Spotlight
Oct 27 Let Books Bee Review and guest post
Oct 28 Becca Hamilton Books Spotlight/Exerpt
Oct 29 Rainy of the Dark Spotlight
Oct 30 My Train of Thoughts on… Review
Oct 31 Contest Patti Spotlight
Nov 3 Skye Skye Review
Nov 4 Desafio in the City Spotlight/Excerpt
Nov 5 Cia Says Excerpt & guest post
Nov 7 Notorious Spinks Talks Review

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BLOOD LINE - ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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John J. Davis is the author of the Granger Spy Novel series, including Blood Line and the soon to be published sequel, Bloody Truth, available Spring 2015.

Davis grew up in the Southeastern US and after university traveled extensively in North America during his career as a regional sales rep and independent broker for leaders in the transportation, shipping and pharma industries. His years sitting in lobbies and airports honed his skill for human observation and fed his talent for writing fast-paced, character-driven stories.

His inspiration for the Granger family-of-spies comes from the people he has known and his family roots in the Carolinas–the extraordinarily strong and gentle women and men, whose lives are defined by the love, trust and respect for family. Currently at work on the third Granger Spy Novel and a screenplay, Davis lives near Atlanta with his wife, daughter and two dogs.
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Maggie Bags Cicily Tote #Giveaway, Holiday Shoppers Gift guide 2014 #BloggerBuzz

Brought to you by Maggie Bags and Terri’s Little Haven.

Today starts day 1 of my Christmas Gift Guide 2014 and I will be posting my reviews of the products I recommend for your holiday shopping. First up is a Maggie Bags Cicily Tote. I have two Cicily Totes because I love the size for one and because I love the style for two. After receiving my newest tote, I purchased a matching Maggie Bags wallet to coordinate. I love having coordinated accessories as I’m sure a lot of you do as well.

My tote came packaged really well so I didn’t have to worry about it becoming damaged or getting dirty in transit.

The inside is lined with the famous purple logo lining that my cranberry Cicily Tote & cranberry wallet has in it as well. My cranberry tote and matching wallet…

It has a zippered compartment on one side and several slots on the other for holding things like my phone, business cards, pens, etc.

The bottom sports 4 metal feet to keep my bag off of dirty places where I might set it down at.

The outside is just as stylish as the inside and is made with seatbelt material. Everyone that has seen my bag always asks if it’s one of “those seatbelt handbags” and of course I let them know where I got mine and where they can get theirs.

I wanted to show my wallet but a wallet is not included in this giveaway. I purchased mine as stated above and you can do the same with a promo code I’ll include at the bottom of this post. 20% off savings adds up.

The wallet fits in my tote perfectly and I still have plenty of room for everything I think I can’t leave home without.

Both the wallet and handbag are sporting the Maggie Bags logo.

So stylish and so well made. My Maggie Bags Cicily Tote will outlast me. That’s a sad thought lol.

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Easy-Open Front Closure Bra #mostcomfortablebra


Brought to you by Fresh Comfort Inc. and Terri’s Little Haven.

Because of some back issues I have mobility issues. Trying to unhook my bra is quite the challenge. On top of that I have arthritis in my hands. Imagine my surprise when I not only discovered the most comfortable bra, but one that I could close in the front. This easy open front closure bra is ideal for me and my disabilities as it does not cause back pain like my back closure bras do. I can’t wear a back closure bra for very long and if I’m in a lot of pain, removing them can be a problem.

NO! Thank you.

It is as soft as it looks.

After wearing this Easy-Open Front Bra, I have to say I wouldn’t change a thing about it. It’s perfect. I’ve never been able to wear a bra as long as I can this one, since my surgery. 9 times out of 10, within an hour, I have to remove my bra. When I can’t remove it, I’m pretty miserable (and miserable to be around).

But like I said, I think I’ve found my perfect bra. I’ll start at the top. The wide straps. I love the wide straps on the bra because they provide support without feeling the pain I normally do in my back area. They are beyond comfortable. I get front and back, all. day. comfort. I decided to put this bra to the test and wear it to an event I went to. Abby was dancing in the home coming parade and I knew I couldn’t wear a back closure bra for the length of time the parade would last. I FORGOT I even had a bra on and it wasn’t until I was getting ready for bed that I even remembered I had it on.

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As you might or might not have noticed, there are NO tags in this bra. Mine come off as soon as I purchase them but I’m always left with the ruff edges of where the tags used to be. Anything like a tag causes pain. Don’t ask me how because I don’t know. I think it’s because I can feel it and it causes my stress to rise, therefore causing my pain level to rise. I can’t wear anything with tags.

No tags, no not one. And no hidden seams. This bra is the next best thing to being bare.

I really love the easy open closure. Even with my arthritis, I can open and close the bra without pain. They should call this the first ever pain free bra. Even the front snap is easy to open and snap shut.

The material is super comfortable and does not cause me to sweat even when I have my thermostat on HIGH HEAT (which I do right now). I keep it overly warm because cold causes pain. I can remove the pads when I wash my bra (which is machine washable BTW). This bra feels like it was made for me specifically. I’ve had my bra on since 8:30 this morning. That in itself is a miracle. This is the FIRST bra I’ve found for people like myself who has mobility problems.

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If you would like to purchase this bra, they come in two colors. The blue that I selected and white (that one’s next on my list to buy). They come in 5 sizes. S, M. L, XL and XXL. The small fits me perfectly. They run $40 and are worth every single penny. Head on over to Fresh Comfort and put your order in today for this Easy Open Front Bra. They have other products that I’m sure you’ll want to check out as well (such as their easy to put on and take off seamless underwear).

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Tens Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager Unit #tensunit


Brought to you by Gurin and Terri’s Little Haven.

I had failed back surgery years ago and it left me with chronic pain that I will have to deal with for the rest of my life. We don’t know how my back unjuries were caused and that will remain an unsolved mystery. I had to have an emergency hysterectomy, and during the surgery my spine collapsed, I guess is the best way to describe it. It took 2 years and 17 specialist before I could get anyone to agree to perform surgery. I knew going in that there was a chance that it wouldn’t work but I was bed bound at that time and to me, it was worth the chance. What could be worse than not being able to do anything?

The recovery time was long and painful. 4 years of doing NOTHING. At the end of 4 years, I decided that I’d had enough. I could keep going on like I was or I could change my circumstances. I decided to change my circumstances. My goal was to be able to sit in a wheel chair long enough to get out of the house. I didn’t care where I went, I just wanted to go. I called a medical supply store and had them bring me a wheel chair, a walker and a cane. They did. That started my recovery period. It was a self made decision and I was on a mission. When I’m on a mission, get out of my way.

I had my family members go purchase a computer for me. I wanted to blog about my experience just for the sake of getting out everything I was going through out. I had kept it in for the two years prior to the surgery to the four years after. I wanted to complain. A lot. With my new computer set up, all I had to do was sit and type. That didn’t turn out as well as I thought it would.

Day one and I said more bad words than I even knew existed. I managed to sit for 30 seconds and I was in PAIN. The worst kind of pain imaginable. For a week, I set a goal to sit for 30 seconds. I made sure no one was at home because I was fussing and swearing which I just don’t do. I didn’t know any other way to get through it. The next week I added 10 seconds. The next 10 more. It took me almost a year, and it might have even gone over a year before I could sit for an hour. That was not straight sitting and to this day I can’t sit for an hour straight without severe pain and without taking medication first.

A few months in, I started walking from one end of my room to the other with the walker. Again, I did this when I was alone because I was and am still ashamed of the language I used every time I took a step. It was so unbearable and so painful. I then would set a goal to walk to the first room down the hall. Many many months later I could make it to the kitchen and back. It wasn’t easy and I’m giving a quick version of my process. But I kept on trying.

Once I was able to walk some and sit some, I started physical therapy. The therapists were unable to do anything for me other than apply heat to my back because if they touched my back, my impulse was to strike out. At them. With all my might. After many many FAILED attempts (to this day they are unable to work with me), they gave me a tens unit to wear. Even though I had worked for the chief of staff at the hospital for 10 years prior to my injury, I had no idea what a tens unit was when they brought it up. I was game for anything except a morphine pump which I refused flat out.

They had some problems getting the pads for my tens unit on my back (and I couldn’t turn to do it myself) due to the pain (and me wanting to punch them in the face) but once they started applying them and I was able to let them touch my back, I started getting relief from the pain with the tens unit. It was just about the only thing that gave me relief for any period of time. The unit was small but at that time I couldn’t wear anything with a waist band so I had to buy dusters with pockets to wear to put the unit in.

After I survived my first year, I started trying to wear clothes that touched my back. It was just as painful as anything else I had been through up to at that point. There are still days when all I can wear is a gown or loose fitting pajamas. BUT there are days where I can wear clothes for almost a full day. I’ve come a long way and it’s taken many years to get to this point. I wouldn’t have made it without that trusty tens unit.

And then, it died. My tens unit was no more.

I said all of that to say this, I recently received a new tens unit from a company to try. I have it on now or I wouldn’t be sitting here typing because my pain has been out of control from the weather. It’s larger than the one I first used. That is a little bit of a problem on days when I go somewhere but it hasn’t stopped me from using it. When there’s a will there’s a way, or in my case, when my pain is down, I can cope.

One thing that I do like about this unit is that it can be set on auto for several different areas. The one I’m using it for is my SI joint. If I had two areas I needed to target, I could use it on both. It’s a dual unit. It can also be used for the waist, shoulder, hand, leg and even the sole. Another difference is that it provides 3 settings. One for massage, one for beat and one for knead. The massage setting helps me the most. The intensity starts at 1 and goes up to 10. I put it on a 4 to start with and that was too painful to continue. After trial and error I found my setting. I can’t use it beyond a 2 and sometimes I have to even take it down to 1.

The Santamedical electronic tens pulse massager is going to help me get through the colder weather that has started showing it’s face around here. It’s already helping me by providing pain relief when I’m sitting, when I’m walking and even with my standing when I’m cooking. I’m planning a shopping trip next week to try to find some clothes that have a pocket that I can keep the unit in for outings. I realize that this is a handheld unit but I don’t like having it in sight when I go anywhere or when I have company. I don’t like people staring or even asking what it is. When I’m at home alone, I set it and tuck it in my waistband so I can keep my hands free for getting my tasks done while I have some pain relief.

I’ve not had to purchase any of the pads yet but that’s coming sometime in the near future. I take them off in between use but I’m thinking about leaving them on all day and just removing the wires. They will last longer that way but thankfully the electronis Pulse Massager Pads are not expensive, so I can continue to remove them or leave them on: $5.25 & FREE SHIPPING.

You can buy the Tens Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager Unit on Amazon. Please let me know how you like it after you try it.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

The most amazing and largest Bamboo Cutting Board Set I’ve ever used

Brought to you by Kitchenware Plus and Terri’s Little Haven.

I have been searching for a new bamboo cutting board for my kitchen, every since I loaned my previous one out. My daughters can cook up a storm and one of them needed some extra cutting boards for a party and well, you know how daughters are. I’ve yet to see my cutting board back. Which is okay because I found the most amazing (and largest *jumps for joy*) extra large bamboo cutting board set, I’ve ever seen. You’ll never guess where I found it. Amazon. Okay I’m sure you guessed because Amazon is my favorite online shopping site and if you follow me on Twitter I’m sure you see all of my “I just bought”…”from Amazon”… tweets. I buy everything from eBooks to major appliances.

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Now, when I read the description on the bamboo cutting board set, I thought to myself… it can’t be, this cutting board set can’t be as large as they are saying it is. I’ve never even owned a cutting board with half of the measurements. I thought for sure it was a typo but I was hoping it wasn’t because I cook 3 meals a day, 2 of which requires cutting of fruits and vegetables, PLUS I am a party planner. I plan parties. I also do a lot of canning and preserves. IF this cutting board set turned out to be everything it says it is, I could cut all of my veggies on one board at one time.

And then there is camp to think about. I’m a camp counselor every year and I always volunteer to help cook. I don’t get as homesick that way. As large of cutting boards as they have in the kitchen, none of them are big enough for the amount of food I have to slice and dice to feed all of the sponsors and children. NONE OF THEM. After receiving my new set of bamboo cutting boards, I have to say that the extra large one would work PERFECTLY for parties AND for the camp kitchen. I’m going to see if we can get about a half a dozen of them at the camp because there are generally six of us that volunteers for kitchen duty. Even if I have to take mine to show everyone how amazing and large they are, I feel like I’ll get a yes on that.

Kitchenware Plus - Best Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board Set.

Kitchenware Plus - Best Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board Set.

Kitchenware Plus - Best Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board Set.

I’m really glad I found this set in time for Thanksgiving. I’ll be able to carve our turkeys and slice our hams at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We’ve always had to slice them in the pan and that’s doesn’t allow for pretty carving photos. This year, I’ll be a carving turkey queen.

This set comes with two cutting boards. I’ll personally use the extra large one more but for tête-à-tête for two four or six, the small one is perfect. If you do light or heavy meal preparation, this is the set for you. It’s ahhhhh-mazing. You can purchase this Eco-friendly Bamboo Wooden Chopping Boards set on Amazon. While you are there, please read my Amazon review and if you find it helpful, I would appreciate a yes. Thanks and happy cooking and baking.

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