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Bumpy Landings Blog Tour and Giveaway

25 Apr, 2011 by in Uncategorized 30 comments

Bumpy Landings
by Donald J Carey
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 8th 2011

by Cedar Fort, Incorporated
ISBN 1599554135

4 stars

When Jordan MacDonald goes behind his mother’s back to get his pilot’s license, he soon finds out that a life full of dishonesty attracts more turbulence than he’s ever faced in the air. Set against the majestic backdrop of the Hawaiian islands, this heartwarming story of romance and self-discovery will take you to new heights with each turn of the page.

At 21 years old Jordan McDonald has decided he’s ready to be an adult and take on his dreams. Never mind the fact that he still lives at home with an overbearing mother who is out to control him every step of the way. Or the fact that he’s painfully stuck in socially awkward situations. He dreams of completing his pilot’s license, his deceased father’s wish for him. But he’s experiencing turbulence while navigating the paths of his life.

Set in Lai’e, Hawaii , Bumpy Landings will sweep you away with the smell of tropical flowers, Polynesian culture and mouth watering foods. Donald Carey takes you through the setting with the ease of a native. I found the book to be a wonderful break form the winter we’re having on the main land. (What I really want to know Donald…is how to you pronounce main love interest Kehau’s name?)

Bumpy Landings is a coming of age tale with just a dash of romance. The themes are ones all of us stuck between youth and adulthood experience: staying financially afloat, discovering independence, and following one’s heart. Bumpy Landings is an island gem, complete with lots of laugh out loud moments. And it’s a squeaky clean read I would recommend for all. Thanks to Donald Carey for leading me to greener pastures.

Fire and Ice is honored to be a part of the Blog Tour. Be sure to swing by Donald’s blog at http://donaldjcarey.com/ to see his own photos of Hawaii and a schedule of all the other stops.

Follow us here, on tiwtter, facebook or Tumblr, then leave a comment below to be entered to win a copy of Bumpy Landings courtesy of author Donald Carey. Giveaway ends May 9, 2011 and is open internationally.

Giveaway Winners

19 Apr, 2011 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

Congratulations to Krysykat who won Kaleb’s Hope Necklace MFrame who won the Infinity band from Renaissance Jewelry. Email us us your ring size! Patty Kalogeroudis won an ARC of Hourglass by Myra McEntire. If you weren’t a winner, be sure to sign up for our international Hourglass ARC tour.

Julie Myers won Stay With Me on our Facebook page, and finally…

Chris won the signed River Secrets by Shannon Hale with a bid of $10 which will go to Japan relief. Email us your mailing addresses to claim your prizes 🙂

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Contest Winners

12 Apr, 2011 by in Uncategorized 1 comment

Congratulations to ATypical Girl who won the Red Riding Hood Fine Art Print

LadyLexie 1215 and LemonSlippers who both won handmade chokers inspired by the book Possession by ElanaJ.

To Rachel Micallef and Stacie Amelotte who won a Circle of Fire prize pack from Heather Gardner Photography and Michelle Zink

LunaMoth who won the Baba yaga oil Please hurry and email us your snail mail addresses or we will pick new winners!

Barbara won the Books For Japan auction #1 with a bid of $30 for a signed hardback of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, Laura won #2, the signed Carrie Ryan Swag, and auction#3 The Joy Preble pack was claimed by BrendaJean with a bid of $15.

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Contest Winners and BEA News

02 Apr, 2011 by in Uncategorized 2 comments

Congratulations to BLHmistress and The Story Queen who won prize pack in our 1500 follower contest please email me your mailing addresses

and to Natasha Zeleski who won a Brandon Mull Beyonders tote bag.

We are still looking for authors willing to donate swag or signed items to our Books for JAPAN auction. As well, if you are going to BEA or BBC in New York this May, Heather Gardner Photography is offering mini photo sessions of $45 for bloggers and $75 for author photos. $10 from each session booked will be applied to Japan relief. The credit also applies to authors in need of a book trailer or promotional swag. Email us at fireandice.heather@gmail.com for pricing and details.

Contest Winners and Books For JAPAN

30 Mar, 2011 by in Uncategorized 1 comment

Congratulations to Ashelynn Sanford who won an ARC of Family as well as Lindsey Bousefield, Christine Helewell Jensen, Mariska Hadienns, Krysta Banco and Katerina Arhodouli who all won copies of Puppy Place: Muttley on our facebook page

Book_eel25 won a pack of Secrets and Shadows swag courtesy of author Shannon Delany on twitter. Please email us your mailing addresses. We will send out your prizes!

BOOKS FOR JAPAN

Last year we were able to donate over $2000 in humanitarian to earthquake victims in Chile and this year I want to follow suit with all that has happened in Japan. We will be posting books for Japan auctions here at Fire and Ice for you to bid on with 100% of the proceeds going to Japan. Also, $5 from each item I sell in my two etsy shops will go to Japan Red Cross and $10 from each BEA or New York photo shoot booked I will donate as well. Be generous for them. Thank you!

Announcing The Autism Awareness Blog Hop

28 Mar, 2011 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

April 11th to 14th
Hosted by: Lindsay @ Just Another Book Addict
Heather @ Fire and Ice
Pixie @ Page Turners
Kathy @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

April is Autism Awareness Month. To help spread the word about Autism we are hosting a giveaway hop. Each participating blog will host their own giveaway. There is no requirement on the minimum or maximum value of your giveaway. It’s up to you to decide what to give away but it must be related to Autism or Aspergers in some way. It is requested but not required that you include information about Autism in your giveaway post.

For More Information about Autism check these sites:
http://www.autismspeaks.org/index.php

http://www.autism-society.org/
http://autism-resources.com/

All participating blogs will be linked up through a Giveaway linky. You will be given the linky code to add to your blog so that readers can jump from one giveaway to the next. Please keep the process to enter your giveaway as simple as possible. If you want to participate by hosting an Autism related giveaway please fill out this form.