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Rabbids Invasion Toy Hit Walmart & Toys R Us For Easter April 16, 2014

Filed under: Easter,Kids,Toys — manicmamaof2 @ 11:24 am

Famed artist and toy designer Todd McFarlane, has launched a hilarious line of Rabbids Invasion toys and collectibles available now at nearly 2000 Walmart stores and Toys R Us stores nationwide, just in time for Easter. The brand new line from McFarlane Toys is based on the Ubisoft®Rabbids® video game franchise and Nickelodeon’s hit TV Series, Rabbids®Invasion. From the ultimate prank tool, the Plunger Blaster, to adorable and funny plush and feature-driven mini figures, Rabbids fans and young boys from coast-to-coast will crack-up when they find their Easter baskets have been invaded by Rabbids!

cid:image001.jpg@01CF3D4B.67F84880The Rabbids® Invasion Toy Spring 2014 (#Rabbidstoys)

Rabbids Plunger Blaster- Command your wacky army of Rabbids with the Rabbids Plunger Blaster that has 15 unique Rabbids sounds: Bwaaah, burp, fart, flush, laugh, and scream your way into the unpredictable Rabbids world! Once you’ve mastered the Rabbids language, put the Plunger Blaster into prank mode and play a joke on your unsuspecting friends! Ages 5+,Available at Walmart for $12.97.


Rabbids Sound and Action Figures 2-Packs

Two things you can always expect when dealing with Rabbids are chaotic situations and a lot of Bwaaahing, and these new sound and action figures bring those two iconic inevitabilities together! Each wacky Rabbid figure comes with a zany play-action and assorted sounds that will have you bwaahing out of your seat! Each figure has a hang clip that attaches to coats, zippers, backpacks, purses and much more, so you can take your Rabbids with you everywhere. Collect them all! Ages 5+,Available at Walmart for $12.97.

Rabbids Mini Figure Blind Bag

Create your army of Rabbids with these incredibly detailed McFarlane mini figures! Which wacky Rabbids figure will you get? Maybe the rare, high value mystery Rabbids figure? The iconic collectible figures are fun to trade and swap with friends. Collect all seven unique Rabbids figures. Each figure sold separately. Ages 5+,Available at Walmart for $2.99.


Rabbids Mini Figure 6-Pack

This Toys “R” Us Exclusive deluxe boxed set of 6 collectible McFarlane Rabbids mini figures. Displayed together in a box set, it’s easy to see these cute little guys are ready to invade, discover, conquer and BWAHHH their way into world domination. Ages 5+,Available at Toys R Us for $19.99.


Rabbids Plush

You may think Rabbids are cute and cuddly… well, they are! Pick up these five uniquely soft, lovable, yet wacky plush Rabbids! Each squeezable Rabbid includes iconic facial expressions, and two come with crazy costumes for even more Rabbid fun! Loco Libre, Super Bwaaah, and three different White Rabbids Plush are all 11-inches from feet to ears. Ages 5+,Available at Walmart for $12.97.

I know that my son would just love seeing these in his Easter basket. What about yours? Specializing Easter for the little ones is always something we strive for to make each and every one feel like they got something unique just for them.



Evenflo Platinum Series Triumph Car Seat Giveaway (Ends 4/30)

Filed under: Baby,Giveaway,Kids — manicmamaof2 @ 8:31 am

Welcome to the Evenflo Platinum Series Triumph LX Car Seat in Fischer Giveaway!


Hosted By: Life of a Southern Mom & Sweet Southern Lovin

Co-hosted By: Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

Sponsored By: Evenflo

 With my daughter growing up so fast, time will get away from you before you know it. You need the right carseat to ensure the safety of your little ones. That’s were Evenflo comes in.

Evenflo is a worldwide leader in development of infant equipment for over 85 years and is now one of the nations leading manufacturers of high quality baby care and juvenile products. Some of their products include car seats, strollers, play yards, activity products high chairs and many more. The Evenflo Platinum Series Triumph LX Car Seat features: Front and Rear facing capabilities, Side Impact Tested, 65 lb. harness weight rating, Infinite Slide™ harness adjustment, 2 crotch strap positions, Upfront harness loosening, TensionRight™ side knob harness tightening, Head and body pillows, Machine-washable seat pad, LATCH equipped, Energy absorbing foam, 5-point harness, Dual integrated cupholders and is made in the USA.


Jennifer from Life of a Southern Mom had the opportunity to work with Evenflo. Head over here and read her full review.

**Giveaway Details**

April 16th – April 30th at 11:59PM EST

Open to US residents only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Prize: One lucky reader will win their very own Evenflo Platinum Series Triumph LX Car Seat in Fischer! ($159.99)

**How to Enter**

Enter using the Entry Form below. By entering you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions listed on the Entry Form. All winning entries will be verified. Winner will receive an email from Jennifer at and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Good Luck and thanks for entering.


Disclosure: Manic Mama of 2 did not receive any compensation for promoting this event. Evenflo is responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed by, affiliated with, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google or any other social media platform. If you have any questions or would like to see your product featured on Life of a Southern Mom contact Jennifer at lifeofasouthernmom@gmail{dot}com.



Devil’s Breath Book Blast & Giveaway ($25 Amazon) Ends 5/4

Filed under: Books,gift card,Giveaway,PBT,promo — manicmamaof2 @ 8:26 am


The-Devils-Breath-digital-coverNew Release!

One of Sydney Rye’s dear friends, Hugh Defry, has been accused of a brutal murder, but even though he has no memory of the night, Sydney believes he is incapable of such violence.

Called to investigate by Robert Maxim, a man she has until now, considered her greatest enemy, Sydney flies to Miami searching for the real killer. Rye’s suspicions are raised when she learns that Maxim not only wants to work together but also wants to build a friendship. She doesn’t begin to understand his motives until her former lover follows her to Florida to tell her a devastating secret.

As more people from her past turn up, and not knowing whom to trust, Sydney sees that her personal fight for justice has become something more than she had ever imagined and she is pushed towards making a decision that will change not just her life but possibly the future of the crime fighting.

Excerpt from The Devil’s Breath is available on Emily’s Website.

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Catch up in the series while you wait with the SYDNEY RYE (Books 1-3) **Book 1 is free** and STRINGS OF GLASS (A Sydney Rye Novel,#4) on Amazon.



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Bonds Of Blood Book Review & Giveaway ($10 Amazon) Ends 5/4 April 15, 2014

Filed under: Book Tours,Books,gift card,Giveaway,Review — manicmamaof2 @ 8:08 am


The Bonds of Blood (The Revenant Wyrd Saga #1)

In the world of Saracin, the Goddess damns the earth that killed her two beloved angels and tears it into six realms. As a reminder of their transgression, each person is branded with a stigmata on their palms as testament of their home realm and their separation from the Goddess.

Thirty years later, in the Holy Realm, Jovian, Angelica, Amber, and Joya, quadruplets whose mother died in childbirth, have just reached their 21st spring and are now adults. When terrible visions depicting the downfall of their family stir within Jovian and Angelica, they struggle to make sense of what they have seen while trying to live a normal life.

After Amber is kidnapped in the night, her three siblings are drawn into a dangerous pursuit across the Great Realms to find her. With every step they uncover more mystery surrounding their families past, and something far worse–an ancient enemy that could threaten their hope of ever seeing Amber alive again.

Will this enemy grant the answers they seek, or will she fray the tenuous threads binding them to their old lives?

Buy The Bonds of Blood today and enter a dangerous world of magic!

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About the Author

Travis has been writing since he was 14. He began writing a book called “The Calling of the Two” and while writing that on and off he started uncovering another idea.

“Yes, this is all well and good, but what about before? What happened in the world before these characters came into it?” He always knew there was a “before” and as he started wondering about it he got ideas. At first they were little ideas but as he discovered the names for his characters a whole story about them emerged.

Travis started working on The Revenant Wyrd Saga several years back and he is very happy he did because hearing and documenting Jovian and Angelica’s story has been one wild ride for him.  He has also written the Infernal Design series.

He lives in a small town at the base of the Adirondack Mountains and hoofing around my neck of the woods gives him a ton of inspiration for his novels.   He loves research, and speculating on different ideas and theories.

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(Books #3 due April 2014, #4 due May 2014)


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My Review:

I had not had the pleasure of reading anything by Travis Simmons before so I was not sure what to expect from this fantasy style novel when I first picked it up. It was honestly a little slow to begin with but some first novels in a series are like that. It takes some time to build the relationships with people and the environment so that there is truly a great grasp on what is going on within the story. You can tell that the author really took his time in getting everything together for this novel and for that I appreciate him. Everything started to pick up once all the background details were out of the way. I enjoyed reading about all the characters in this novel but I have to say that Jovian was by far my favorite. All the other characters around that played support were also just as great. All the characters made me enjoy them in one way or the other. That is something that is hard to come by in some books.

I can not give this book a full FIVE stars because it was a little slow for me in the beginning, but in the end well worth the read so I will rate it FOUR stars and look forward to what else has to come within this series. All my questions that I had about the characters and the plot are still wide open and so it makes the second book even that much more appealing to want to read. I will be following Travis Simmons more closely now to see what other writings that he has that may peak my interest because this one definitely had me intrigued.

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.



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Exsanguinate (World of Blood #1) Review & Giveaway

Filed under: Books,Giveaway,Review — manicmamaof2 @ 7:18 am

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

killionAbout The Book:

A Halloween scream night theme park adventure for software gaming developer Cheyenne O’Cuinn reveals a hidden supernatural reality she never dreamed existed. Recovering from a vicious attack and her sisters’ abductions, Cheyenne must rescue her sisters from vampiric kidnappers before they’re used to breed warmongering dhampirs.

Betrayal lurks in every corner. Cheyenne must evade attackers by unconventional means through her online role-play game. She must navigate through virtual, tortuous clues and mailed body parts, which cross over from her virtuality into reality. Can a team of dragons, vampires, and werewolves come together to help her? Who can she trust? Will the help from her virtual lover become compromised when he learns of her new immortal existence and crush the fragile love they share?

Amidst an impending vampire apocalypse, Cheyenne finds herself both in conflict for survival and for her heart. Will her immortal self derail any hope of solving the multiplying puzzles before time runs out to save her sisters, herself and her humanity?

“Exsanguinate flawlessly blends horror, fantasy, romance, action and humor into one entertaining read. This book has it all and fans of all genres will enjoy it.” ~David Watson,

About The Author:killion2

Killion Slade is a married writing team who met in the virtual realms of Second Life and virtually enjoy everything.

Members of the Horror Writers Association and the Paranormal Romance Guild, they storyboard their characters inside Second Life as their avatars reveal their stories. Tucked away in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Northern Montana, they stay busy chasing kids, corralling horses and cats, and enjoying the harvest from their garden.

2012 Wicked Women Writers Challenge winner. Killion has found a new love of turning the written word into an audio podcast auralgasm.

Killion’s Debut Novel: Exsanguinate – A paranormal urban fantasy, where a gaming software developer must play wicked clues inside her own online role playing game to rescue her kidnapped sisters before they become breeders for a Dhampir army.

We enjoy funny people, monsters, places & things which go bump in the night or day. (Even creepier sometimes) We want to hear about them. We want to write about them, and most of all, we want to share what other writers are saying about them.

We hope you’ll join us on our journey!

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My Review:

I love a great vampire story. I am one of those people that will watch or read anything that states that they are involved. This book was unlike any other though and I am so happy that I got the chance to read it. Thanks to Killion I got to experience a whole other world. I am an expectant mom and also have two other children, work full time and blog when I have the chance for my readers about products. I don’t have a lot of free time, but when I do, I love to pick up a good book and then give my opinion! There is nothing negative to say about this novel at all. It made me stay up later than I wanted to for a few nights, but it was well worth it. It was written in a way that you could read it at a fast pace and that is something that added icing to the cake for me with this one. There was plenty of entertainment and action to keep me hooked. I made the mistake of starting to read this after my children went to bed because I wanted to finish it right then. Sleep won out finally though and I had to wait all the way until after they were asleep the next night again to pick it back up. That was so hard to do! Being as this is the first book in a series when you read it and finally finish, you WILL want the next one right away. The most horrible news for an addicted reader when you pick up the first book in a series and love it is…the next book is not even available yet. So patience must be in my nature with this one.

Cheyenne O’Cuinn is a game developer and is super sweet. People have all sorts of stereotypes when it comes to the gaming types, but she is different from that. She loves her dog and has two sisters who she would do anything for. She even has an online boyfriend and her job at ExsanguiNation. She is a busy chick but she is also very talented. I really liked that the girls all had their different features and that none could reall fit into a mold. I really enjoyed this book and all the little extras that it had to offer. The author did a great job with the storyline and making you literally not want to put the book down, so if you have the time to finish it in one sitting you are going to want to. I can’t wait for World of Blood #2 to come out!

Now some awesome news! The author is allowing me to give away a copy! So who wants it? All you have to do is leave a comment about the review, book, whatever tickles your fancy. You can bonus comment for each follow of the author’s pages or mine and they will count as extras. Good luck!

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


Illusion Book Review April 14, 2014

Filed under: Books,PBT,Review,Uncategorized — manicmamaof2 @ 9:02 am




By Jamie A. Hope

When alluring teenager Salem Stone becomes a magnet for assaulting demons and suddenly develops superhuman abilities, family secrets are revealed that will not only endanger his life and the life of his childhood love—but the lives of everyone on earth.

Back Story:

Magnetic teenager Salem Stone dominates the football field, wrestling mat, and hearts of all of the girls at his school. But off the mat he is easy going, especially when it comes to his childhood love, Sarah.

Salem lives a charmed life until he is attacked by demons, leaving him with physical wounds. Salem struggles to keep the repeated assaults a secret, until he confides in his long time best friend Ben, who strangely dismisses the wounds with a logical explanation.

When Salem attempts to outrun the menacing demons, he develops superhuman abilities, leaving him with even more questions. Looking for an escape from the mental and physical torture, he becomes fixated on an irresistible new girl at school, Lily. As Salem focuses his attention on Lily, everything around him devolves into chaos, including his relationship with Sarah.

What he soon finds is the relentless pursuits by demons and his superhuman abilities are triggered by the same source—life threatening family secrets. Just when he thinks his family and friends are not who he thought they were, he discovers he’s not who he thought he was either—and that he is the most hunted teenager on the planet.

And he has just been found.

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About the author:

Jamie Hope grew up in the heart of the automotive industry. Because of her constant hijinks and inability to journey, she created her own world filled with constant adventure where everyone was in trouble except her. As a mother of two, Jamie continues to visit her fictional world where she can vacation from her parental responsibilities and continue her once-upon-a-time hijinks.

Jamie has a B.A. in Business Administration from Michigan State University. She is a contributor for American Thinker, a 2012 top rated online public policy website, a substitute teacher, and an instructor for the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

Jamie has been featured in her local news!

Teaching local elementary kids just isn’t quite enough for Jamie Hope. The 37-year old mother and substitute teacher from St. Johns just had her first novel “Illusion” published. It was released February 20 and is a young-adult sci-fi effort aimed at the kids she teaches. – WILX Ch 10

She was also featured on 99.1 WFMK, the biggest morning talk show radio program in the State of Michigan, with Michael Patrick Shiels :

Author Social Media:

Twitter: @jamieahope

Facebook: Jamie A. Hope

Email: jamieannhope(at)


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My Review:

This book has everything that I ever could have looked for! It is edgy and has just enough action and horror scenes to keep me on my toes. It also has supernatural elements which I LOVE! Everything in one story. Words are hard to put together for everything that I feel for this book while I was reading it and the feelings that manifested after I was done. Salem Stone is the main character who is in high school and an athlete that lives in Michigan. His supernatural feelings that he begins to experience are neither all good or bad, but he does realize that he has capabilities that are beyond just the normal human traits. Lily is the new girl at school and of course he starts to develop feelings for her, but he still has a part of his heart this is goingto be devoted to Sarah. Can we say love triangle and who doesn’t love one of those?  Salem goes through trials and tribulations trying to discover exactly who he is and where his roots lie.

Salem starts to dig and uncover things about his family that he never knew before and it puts his safety as well as others in harm’s way. I loved reading about how Salem went about discovering himself and what the purpose of him having these powers really was. The author did a great job in keeping things light when they needed to be but also heavier when the time called for it. I am excited that this is the beginnaing of a series because I want to know more, and I am sure that you will too.  I recommend this book to people of all ages that enjoy a little bit of thrill, excitement and some paranormal in their lives.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my open and honest opinion. All thoughts are my own.

There is also a contest with this tour that you can enter here!



Spring Into Comfort Giveaway Event Ends 4/26

Filed under: gift card,Giveaway,Home,Spring — manicmamaof2 @ 8:42 am


Welcome to the

Spring Amazing Comfort Sweepstakes

Sponsored by QiPillow

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With Special Thanks to…

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Did you know that 1 in every 4 Americans experiences chronic back pain? With many of us now spending our days sitting at a computer, even more of us are suffering from back pain, leading many of us to spend hundreds of dollars a year on pain relief products. Most of these products are built on a one-size-fits-all model and don’t deal with the overall issue – supporting the lower back. To properly deal with pain and relieve muscle fatigue, you need a product that contours to and supports the lower back. Luckily, there is a product on the market that does just that – the QiPillow!

What is so unique about this pillow? Unlike other orthopedic pillows, the QiPillow contours to the lower back using its own unique air-controlled orthopedic core. By inflating and deflating the pillow, it can adjust to the contours of your back, and lessen or eliminate muscle fatigue and back pain. Since it can be completely deflated, it can easily be folded and thrown in a bag, allowing you to use it at home, in the office, or even while driving. The QiPillow had great results in independent clinical studies, which showed that the QiPillow helped 91% of users improve sitting comfort and posture while relieving back pain, stiffness, and fatigue. With the QiPillow, you can take control of your back pain, allowing you to relax and enjoy the things you love!



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