It's Spring Break and all the kids are home from school! All the parents out there understand the problem. We love our kids, but sometimes school is a blessing. It gives parents time to clean, work and read without having the keep a watchful eye out. I know I'm going to be spending a few days at the lake and more time than usual playing dragon slayer with my little girl, but I also want her to keep reading over this week. I'm sure other moms and dad's feel the same way, so I've put together a few tips that help my family out.
Find stories they love. All kids have a type of story they just really get into. Be it about pirates, dragons or princess it's there just waiting to be gobbled up. Find a few new books that you know your child will love and stock them away for just the right moment.
Getting your child to sit down and read might take more than a good book. So try adding a reading time to the day. During this time you sit down with your book and let them find a comfy spot to read too. Give them a little snack to go with it and just sit back and read.
For me offering my daughter some playtime after reading time really helps. I ask her about her book and see if she wants to play pretend with the story. This encourages her to read the book and use her imagination to figure out how to add herself and me into it. I love it too because I get time with my daughter and have a bit of fun along the way.
Keep books everywhere. If your child is reading age keep the books out of boxes or down from high shelves. Sometimes just seeing the books out will encourage a child to read. For parents with toddlers this might not work. While toddlers should be read to you have to be careful that they don't treat older kids books as playthings. Best to avoid the damage and possible fight between two kids.
Those are my tips and I'd love to hear some more. A child's love for reading is important to encourage, but I've found you need a balance or that love can quickly fade.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
It's another My Sexy Saturday post and this weeks theme is Some Sexy Action! I've pulled a little action from my werewolf romance Fox Hunt for your enjoyment. And don't forget to click through the other great blogs below for more steamy action snippets!
Fox Hunt action:
Pressed so close to him, Dilly was amazed at how perfectly they fit together. Mike only had to slightly tilt his head to meet her lips and, if he would move in a little closer, his hips could easily trap her own between him and the tree.
As these thoughts ran through her head, Dilly felt him start to pull away. It sparked a twinge of disappointment as his lips parted from hers. Her eyes fluttered open. He wasn’t wearing his normal smile. Instead, he frowned and asked, “You don’t feel anything?”
About Fox Hunt
Leader of his werewolf bloodline, Mike travels across the country in search of a family traveling through the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Finding his mate in the headstrong Dilly, Mike is faced with the possibility of war with not only the burners but his own mate.
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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Maybe a day late again, but we're back with some new paranormal releases. Enjoy!
Midnight Bites by Rachel Caine
YOU’LL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE.
By day, Morganville, Texas, is just a typical college town. By night, the vampires emerge and take control....
In a town where it’s not safe to be out after dark, student Claire Danvers and her friends have had their fair share of thrills. But Morganville still has a few secrets left to tell.
Now, in this collection, you can venture down the town’s strange streets, revisit all the tales you’ve come to love, and experience six new stories featuring your favorite Morganville residents—both human and vampire...
Released March 1st by Penguin Publishing Group
Enemy Red by Marie Harte
The magic of love lies in the arms of his fiery enemy.
No one likes an arranged marriage, and Fenris, a golden wolf in the Silver Clan, plans to avoid it as long as he can. But the Wolf in the Forest has heard the prayers of another and grants the female her wish.
Unfortunately for Fenris, his destined mate is an alpha in her own right, and an enemy who plans on taking the Silver Clan, and Fenris, apart one bite at a time.
Until Fenris bites back.
Released by Rorally Bound Publishing March 15th
Beast Denied by Faye Avalon
To embrace the future, they must defy the past.
Beasts of Bodmin Moor, Book 2
Naomi Flynn never intends to mate or marry. Either one would leave her open to the manipulation she's sworn never to endure again. Besides, no panther male will want her once they know the truth behind what happened a decade ago.
She's happy to burn up the sheets in a buddy-with-benefits arrangement, until a craving for a three-way sexual adventure thrusts her right back into the arms of the man she can't afford to remember.
Tynan Galloway doesn't intend to stand by and watch the woman he wants throw herself at every male with a pulse except him. Ten years ago, a brutal assault robbed him of his destiny as a protector of the pack, but damned if Naomi is going to be another casualty of his fate.
In the heat of a fantasy come true, Naomi's resolve to keep her emotional distance weakens. But when Tynan discovers she's in potential danger, he dares her to deny he's the only man who can protect her. Never expecting she'll go to extremes to prove him wrong...
Released March 22nd by Samhain Publishing
Dark Promises by Christine Feehan
Lovers challenge destiny and risk their lives in the new Carpathian novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling “queen of paranormal romance.”*
Gabrielle has had enough of battles, of wars, of seeing the man she’s engaged to nearly lose his life when it isn’t even his fight. Once Gary was a gentle and very human researcher. Now he’s a fearless and lethal Carpathian warrior with the blood of an ancient lineage coursing through his veins—a man Gabrielle still needs and dreams of with every breath she takes. All she wants is a life far away from the Carpathian mountains, far from vampires and the shadows cast by the crumbling monastery that hides so many terrible secrets. But Gabrielle soon learns that promises made in the dark can pierce the heart like a dagger.
And she isn’t the only one in search of answers in the corners of the unknown....
Released March 15th by Penguin Publishing Group
That's it for this month. Hope you find something new to read!