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Monday, October 24, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts

hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading ~

Shoot for the moon. Merilee drove away from the mall in a daze. What was holding her back, really? Only herself. And what did she have to lose by taking a few chances? some pride, perhaps. But how much more pride would she gain if she started really taking on life, and love, aggressively?

~ page 122 “The Nine Lives of Christmas" by Sheila Roberts

About The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts:

When a guy is in trouble, he starts making deals with his Creator…and Ambrose the cat is no exception. In danger of losing his ninth and final life, Ambrose makes a desperate plea. He’ll do anything—anything!—if he can just survive and enjoy a nice long, final life. His prayer is answered when a stranger comes along and saves him, and now it looks like he has to hold up his end of the bargain.

The stranger turns out to be a fire fighter named Zach, the quintessential commitment- phobe who’s in need of some serious romantic help. If Ambrose can just bring Zach together with Merilee, the nice lady who works at Pet Palace, it’s bound to earn him a healthy ninth life. Unfortunately for Ambrose, his mission is a lot harder than he ever anticipated. Now it’s going to take all his feline wiles—and a healthy dose of Christmas magic—to bring them all together in time for the holidays.

:) I always look forward to reading everyone's teasers! ~ Wendi

*Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate. I get a very small amount for any purchases made when you click through a link from Wendi's Book Corner, which I then save up and use to buy more books! :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Baby, It's Cold Outside by Susan May Warren

hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading ~

Realistically, by New Year's someone might come looking for her. But with Christmas upon them... and Gordy wouldn't dare venture over from his side of the pond.

Dottie had done a thorough search of the cellar and found nothing useful - no peach preserves, no droplets of water trickling down the stone foundation of the house, not even a crowbar left forgotten on the dirt floor.

~ page 35 “Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Susan May Warren

About Baby, It's Cold Outside by Susan May Warren:

Dottie Morgan has no desire to share her home or her heart over the Christmas holidays. After all, her Christmas spirit froze over when Dottie lost her son in World War II. But when a blizzard of the decade traps Dottie in her home with four near strangers, she just might discover that opening her door might also open her heart to a Christmas miracle and a new reason to celebrate Christmas.

:) I always look forward to reading everyone's teasers! ~ Wendi

*Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate. I get a very small amount for any purchases made when you click through a link from Wendi's Book Corner, which I then save up and use to buy more books! :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sizzling Chicken Fajitias... T.G.I. Friday's Style!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of T.G.I. FRiDAY'S for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Entrées For OneUntil recently, I wasn't aware of the new T.G.I. FRiDAY’S “Entrées for One” meals, which include nine great flavors in perfect one-person serving sizes: Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo, Cajun-Style Chicken Alfredo, Loaded Chicken and Cheese, Sesame Orange Chicken, Creamy Chicken Pasta Carbonara, Sizzling Chicken Fajitas, Prime Rib Stroganoff, and Grilled Chicken Mac and Cheese.
These are great, bold flavors that are convenient, easy to make and perfect for the man in your life!  My husband LOVES fajitas and food with a little kick, so the Sizzling Chicken Fajitas and the Cajun-Style Chicken Alfredo are absolutely perfect for him, especially on evenings or weekends when I'm not home and he is on his own for dinner.  These meals are convenient to keep in the freezer and only take about five minutes to heat up (which is especially great when you are watching a great football game and you don't want to miss any of the action).
For added fun, T.G.I. Friday's is having a Fun Freezer contest, which runs between October 7th and October 20th.  Stop by and vote on which of the 10 finalists' fun freezers you think is decorated the best!  Feel free to stop back by here after you vote and let me know which one you chose.  It only takes a moment
Entrées For One
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#Giveaway: Monte Carlo DVD Starring Salena Gomez (US, Canada, EZ #Rafflecopter Entry)

Favorite Post-Graduation Trips

Your chance to win the DVD debuting Oct. 18!

Throughout all of high school, Grace has been looking forward to her trip to Paris, and ends up getting more than she ever dreamed. Monte Carlo proved that anything can happen in France, but what are some other favorite post-graduation spots around the world? Here we discuss the best destinations to visit after graduation!

Selena Gomez stars in Monte Carlo as Grace, a recent college graduate who is ready to live out her idea of a perfect vacation with BFF Emma (Katie Cassidy) to Paris. After several twists and turns, including her unhappy stepsister Meg (Leighton Meester) joining them on the trip, Grace falls into a fairytale of her very own in the French Riviera.

For a place that is not just interesting and exotic, but also historically fascinating, head to Greece for your grad trip. Spend your days visiting awe striking landmarks like Mount Olympus – home of the gods – or the acropolis in Athens. At night indulge yourself with rich Greek food and visit the numerous clubs and bars that are there for tourists and natives alike.

London is another of Europe’s great cities that not only harbors fascinating landmarks and history, but is also a major center of nightlife and culture. Visit one of the many free museums and attractions that London has to offer, then really celebrate your graduation British-style by partying in London’s star studded West End.


Celebrate your graduation by taking a trip to the undecipherable and mysterious Mayan ruins in Cancun. The nightlife in Cancun is famous for starting late and not finishing until the sun comes up! Many of the clubs also operate an all-you-can-drink policy, with helpful staff ensuring you never have to wait for a table.

Las Vegas
Famous as a city of sin, and even more so because of the movies that showcase this, Las Vegas is the number one spot for those wanting the ultimate party experience. What better way to celebrate graduation than to see where Elvis and the Rat Pack performed while playing a leisurely game of blackjack, craps or roulette?

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One lucky Wendi's Book Corner reader will win a copy of the movie Monte Carlo starring Salena Gomez on DVD, which will come with a Monte Carlo Purse Hook! Entry is easy - use the Rafflecopter form below (if it isn't showing up, please refresh the page by hitting F5)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Monte Carlo on DVD (Starring Salena Gomez)... Great Fun For Girls of Any Age

If you are looking for a fun girly movie (great for girls of all ages) this is a great one.  I had a blast watching it, and it also has my 15 year old niece's approval.

Grace, her step-sister and her best friend go on a post-high school graduation trip to Paris, where their dream vacation starts out great and turns into a touristy nightmare of keeping up with everyone else's packed schedules.  They miss their tour bus at one stop, get drenched in the rain, and end up at a posh hotel where Grace is mistaken for a wealthy (and spoiled) Paris socialite.

Suddenly, the girls touristy vacation turns into a humorous and luxurious walk in someone else's shoes (literally).  While Grace is off pretending to be someone else (and make a difference for a charity event), her step-sister falls in love, and her best friend finds out that all is not always as it seems for the rich, and she may have had it pretty good back home.

Without giving too much away, I'll just say that it was a feel-good movie, that won't leave you crying at the end (unless you are sappy for a happy ending), and that it will take you to some beautiful sites in and around Paris and Monte Carlo.

Note: I was hoping for some sort of musical scenes in which Salena Gomez got to sing... but not the case this time around... maybe next time??  :)

Perfect for tweens, teens, and girls of ANY age because it is both cute and fun.  No objectionable content from my perspective (no bad language, no sex, no drugs, etc)

Monte Carlo
Starring: Salena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy

Fox 2000 Pictures (Oct. 18th, 2011) ~ PG / 109 minutes

About the DVD: Monte Carlo starring Salena Gomez

Summary: Bon Voyage! Take a journey across the ocean with a trio of friends who make front page headlines when a dream trip turns into a hilarious case of mistaken identity. The delightful jet-setting comedy MONTE CARLO arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on October 18th. Produced by Academy Award®-winner Nicole Kidman* (Moulin Rouge, The Stepford Wives), MONTE CARLO will take you on a fanciful ride through the picturesque sights of Europe - with three charming girls in tow!

Actress and pop sensation Selena Gomez (Ramona and Beezus, “Wizards of Waverly Place”) lights up the screen as Grace, a high-spirited high school graduate looking forward to a vacation in Paris with her best friend Emma (Katie Cassidy, “Melrose Place”), and stepsister Meg (Leighton Meester, “Gossip Girl”). Just as the girls think their trip is ruined when their hyperactive tour guide leaves them behind, Grace is mistaken for a wealthy socialite and the trio is whisked away to Monte Carlo for a thrilling week of glitz, glam, and unforgettable fun.

MONTE CARLO features supporting performances by Cory Monteith (“Glee”), Pierre Boulanger (Monsieur Ibrahim), Luke Bracey (Home And Away), and Andie McDowell (Groundhog Day).
Monte Carlo will be available on DVD on October 18th - and for a little extra fun, here are some downloadable postcards from the movie! They feature Selena Gomez and co-stars Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy (Right click and select Save As) Enjoy!!

PS - shhh - I'll be posting a great giveaway for the movie on or around October 10th!!

*Disclosure: I received a screener copy of the movie so I could share my thoughts with you!  I am an Amazon Associate

Friday, October 7, 2011

Hurry!! 60% off E-Meals via MooLaLa (Only $12 for 6 Months of Menus and Shopping Lists)


Hurry! This is a great way to start using E-Mealz! At 60% off, you get 6 months of E-Mealz for only $12.

If I did the math correctly, it ends up being only $0.50 per week... for a menu, directions and an easy shopping list.

From Moolala: E-Mealz takes care of the groundwork: the recipe testing, menu planning, and weekly budgeting. This isn't a one-size-feeds all system: E-Mealz offers a cornucopia of meal plans, including gluten-free, low-fat, portion control, and vegetarian options along with plans based on weekly sales at popular grocery stores including (Wal-Mart, Publix, Kroger, ALDI,[and a generic]).

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Advertising Blitz #Giveaway Hop: #Win a 3-Month Advertising Spot Here on Wendi's Book Corner! (Easy Rafflecopter Entry, International)

Welcome to the BSMB Advertising Blitz Giveaway Hop! This event features 50+ blogs offering giveaways for free advertising on their site!

On Wendi's Book Corner, I have a variety of advertising options available including:

Premium Advertising Beneath Header
Premium Sidebar Advertising
Website or Company Features
Text Links Within Posts (Great for Creating Back Links for SEO)
Sponsored Posts
Contest or Sale Features
Press Release Posting
Facebook Shoutouts
Sponsored Tweets
Product or Book Blog Tours
Button/Ad/Header Graphics Creation

Don't see something you are interested in??  Let me know - I'd love to work with you!

Special: For the duration of this giveaway (now through Oct. 10th), if you purchase one of the following, you will get one free (as long as spots are available, first come, first served)!

- 1 Month Promotional Advertising (beneath header)
- 1 Month Promotional Advertising (on sidebar)
- Text Links Within Posts
- Sponsored Posts
- Facebook Shoutouts
- Sponsored Tweets

If you are a business and wish to view my Media Kit for more details, please feel free to visit here or contact me!


One person is going to win a 3 month advertising button on my site directly under the header! You must provide the button (png or jpg), 100 x 100 in dimension and family friendly only.

(I'm going to be having another Rafflecopter giveaway up very shortly, so if you would like to enter this one, please click the More below)

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