Help @GeekClubBooks Raise #Autism Awareness and Enter to #Win the "All Geeked Out" #Prize Package!

30 October 2014

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A year ago I shared about an app that I was wild over. Not just the app itself but the message behind it and the positive way I felt it would help those with learning disabilities. The app was called Mighty League, Vol. 1: The Terrible Taunting and it was created by Jodi Murphy an her amazing family over at Geek Club Books. The app was originally created with children and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome in mind but, in my opinion, it would help anyone with a learning disability and isn't just specific to Asperger’s Syndrome. Which means it has a wide-range audience. You can read my review of the first app, Mighty League, Vol. 1: The Terrible TauntingHERE.

Jodi is back on my blog with a brand new campaign and I am honored to share it. Geek Club Books is working to create a new app, “Mighty League Vol. 2: The Horrible Hug”, and you can help. Their INDIEGOGO campaign is off to a great start but they need your help to reach their goal. Read on for the full details on how you can help and be sure to enter the giveaway!

Also, if you have time to send out a Tweet or drop a note on your social media sites it would be a big help and a huge Blessing not only to the folks at Geek Club Books and their campaign, but it will also help raise awareness of Asperger's SyndromeAutism and other Learning Disabilities in general. Below I have provided some Tweets and social media statuses for you to share. If you do, thank you in advance!
 
 

Geek Club Books, Autism StorytellersGeek Club Books, 501c3 charity, has a creative approach to their autism acceptance and education mission. One mom, Jodi Murphy, and her two adult children, Jonathan and Molly−one on the autism spectrum−are autism storytellers for positive change.  They’re using app technology to engage and creative storytelling to teach children about autism and to help those who are autistic feel valued and welcome. Parents, kids, educators and app reviewers say their work encourages acceptance and understanding.  Jonathan, a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome, received a Temple Grandin award for his contribution on their first app.

Their next project is the “Mighty League Vol. 2: The Horrible Hug” story app. The main character (boy or girl because reader gets to choose gender) embarks on a journey to an alien planet…a brand new school…an overwhelming, fear-of-the-unknown experience for any child…amplified when you are on the autism spectrum. But the captain of the U.S.S. Mighty League soon discovers that these alien’s “horrible hugs” are welcoming and a sign of acceptance. And it’s inspired by Jonathan’s real experiences going from a school where he was bullied and stigmatized to a school where the teachers transformed his life.

They are looking for support from the community to raise the $10,000 they need to cover the cost of illustrations, animations, audio and app development. They’ve got some cool perks for contributors including their apps, Mighty League comic book, CDs, limited edition prints, drawing you into the app, or Jonathan will come to you to perform his children’s story time show.
A contribution will help them build their library of ‘autistic main character’ story apps, curriculum and expand their autistic writers and Mighty League Kids empowerment programs. With the community behind them, they can profoundly change how the world views autism…one story at a time.
 
 
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Believe in their campaign and want to help? It's very simple. Just click the image below to be taken to their INDIEGOGO campaign page and make a donation to help them reach their goal. It doesn't have to be a big donation. ANY amount you can give will be a Blessing.
 
 
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DESCRIPTION | The adorkable JMan and his plucky hedgehog sidekick, Mr. Redge are the unstoppable, secret superhero team who save a classmate from the poking pranks of Dr. Evil Touch! Join this quirky duo on their quest to stop a bully, make the school playground a peaceful place, and more importantly, make a new friend who likes crime fighting, capes and karate, too. Discover JMan’s hidden notebook on each page about what it’s like to be an Aspie.

ABOUT THIS APP | This INTERACTIVE storybook app is based on the real JMan, Jonathan Murphy, and his REAL LIFE adventures growing up with ASPERGER’S SYNDROME. Written by his sister, Molly Murphy, and narrated by Jonathan, the story is told by someone who sees his world from a very unique perspective. It promotes SELF-ACCEPTANCE, AWARENESS, and an UNDERSTANDING for others who are different.

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Priced at just $3.99 and for children Ages 5-11

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Have a child with #Autism or know someone who does? Help Geek Club Books raise awareness of this often misunderstood Learning #Disability by donating to their INDIEGOGO Campaign. Help them create their second #app, Mighty League, Vol. 2: The Horrible Hug, to help promote SELF-ACCEPTANCE, AWARENESS, and an UNDERSTANDING for others who are different. AND, enter to #Win the "ALL GEEKED OUT" #Prize Package!

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Jodi and Geek Club Books has graciously offered the "ALL GEEKED OUT" prize package for me to give away on my blog. ONE lucky reader will win the first app created by GCB (Mighty League, Vol. 2: The Terrible Taunting), comic book, Dorktales Storytime CD and Geek Club Books Tote.



Sounds great, huh? How do you enter? Simply leave a comment about Autism (or any Learning Disability), the INDIEGOGO campaign, Geek Club Books OR this post. Anything you would like to share on the subject, really. AND, don't forget to leave a valid email address in your comment so I can contact you if you're the winner. If there is no email address present I will automatically choose another winner. Sorry, but I will have no choice.

Thank you for entering and the BEST OF LUCK!


Giveaway Specifics:


Due to shipping costs, this giveaway is for United States residents ONLY. The Giveaway starts October 30th at 12:00am EST and ends on November 13th at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen at random using Random.org and notified by email on November 14th. Said winner will have 72 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen at random.


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#Book Blast, #Excerpt, #Trailer & #Giveway | My Name is Bryan by @StacyLCarroll | #Win a $25 #amazon #Giftcard!

My Name is Bryan


  • Author: Stacy Lynn Carroll
  • Release Date: September 8, 2014
  • Genre: Christian Fiction, Biography


Book Description:


If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you jump too? Bryan chose to dive. Moments later, as he lay on the beach, unable to move his arms or legs, two questions ran through his mind: Would he walk again? And would he ever have kids? Based on the incredible true story of life, love, and never giving up.
 
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"I plowed through his story, amazed at how he could so easily accept something that would destroy anyone else and just move forward with such a positive attitude. I don't give many 5 stars, but it's well-earned. This book really touched me. It's the kind of story that stays with you for a long time." --Amazon customer

"I actually love stories like this. Ones that show the power of the human spirit and what love and determination can achieve. I cried multiple times while reading this but they were a happy sort of hopeful tears. If you are looking for something uplifting and motivational read this heart-felt story of love and hope." --Inspired Kathy ;)

"You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wring your hands in frustration, and you won't be able to put it down to go to sleep as you keep waiting to read about Bryan's happily ever after. This is one of those books that stick with you long after you've finished reading it." --Bookmom

"Each chapter begins with an inspirational quote to lead the reader into the goodness, hardship, unconditional love, and humor that is Bryan's life. The 30 year journey the reader takes runs smoothly page after page. You will cry and you will laugh. You will want to hug Nedra and Bryan when you are finished." --Kriss A.



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He began hiking in the direction the other guys had gone. He hiked nearly a mile and was about to turn back when he saw them jumping off a ledge that overlooked the water. The crimson cliff stood before him like a towering giant, with arms stretched up toward heaven. A smile spread across his face and he lunged at the overhang; David was ready to take on the mighty Goliath. Bryan could hear laughter growing closer as he climbed higher and higher. His long legs made the ascent easy, and as he grabbed the last dusty ledge, he heaved himself up and over the top. Spending the last couple months working hard outdoors had seriously increased Bryan’s muscle mass, so he was able to climb up to the rocky ledge with relative ease. As he watched the other jumpers, some hit the water with pencil-straight legs while others bent their knees, looking as though they were sitting mid-air. A couple of the guys started doing flips off the cliff edge into the water. It seems inevitable that when a large group of guys get together, they try to outdo one another. Bryan watched another buddy flip off the ledge and land feet first in the water below, and then jump up out of the ripples and shake the water from his hair, laughing as he made his way back to the shore to try it again.
Bryan didn’t want to do a flip. That just seemed stupid. It’s harder to control the way you land, and he was nervous about clearing enough space to keep his head from hitting rocks. He couldn’t really just jump either. After the flippers, that would make him look like a pansy. Bryan spent the majority of his life living near a pool, and he spent a large number of weekends on a lake with his family’s boat. He was a seasoned swimmer. He had no doubt in his mind that he could show up these boys.
 
      Bryan stepped closer to the edge and looked down, waiting for the others to clear out of his way. With perfectly straight arms raised above his head, he bent his knees slightly for momentum and jumped. A huge smile spread across his face as he sailed through the air, the wind caressing his cheeks as the water neared. Bryan knew he had done a perfect swan dive. He only wished he could have seen how beautiful it must have been to the onlookers. His fingertips touched the cool liquid first, his body forming a flawless straight line behind them. But something was wrong. He was sailing through the water, and the river floor was coming too fast. His hands hit the sand hard. His elbows buckled. Bryan’s head smashed into the bottom and with a loud POP, he knew his life would be changed forever.


 

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Stacy Lynn CarrollAuthor Stacy Lynn Carroll

Stacy Lynn Carroll has always loved telling stories. She started out at Utah State University where she pursued a degree in English. Go Aggies! She then finished her BA at the University of Utah (to be closer to her then boyfriend, now hubby) where she got an emphasis in creative writing. After college she worked as an administrative assistant, where she continued to write stories for the amusement of her co-workers. When her first daughter was born, and with the encouragement of a fortune cookie, she quit her job and became a full-time mommy and writer. It seemed like fate when Matt and Stacy married. She was a writer, and her father-in-law had a story that demanded to be written. She and her husband have three children, two Corgis, and a fish named Don.



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The Promise Kindle HDX Giveaway from @BethWiseman!

29 October 2014

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  • Author: Beth Wiseman
  • Release Date: September 30, 2014
  • Genre: Contemporary, Women's Fiction


Book Description:


Mallory’s search for happiness leads her to a faraway place. There she finds heartache, betrayal—and danger.

Mallory Hammond is determined that no one will stand in the way of her goal—to save a life. She had that chance years ago, and she failed to take it, leaving her adrift and in search of the real meaning of her life. Finally, she meets a man online from a volatile corner of the world who offers her the chance to find that purpose. But she will have to leave everyone she loves behind in order to take it.

Tate Webber has loved Mallory for many years. He understands that Mallory will never be happy with him until her deepest heart’s desire is satisfied. When Mallory decides to travel across the world to fulfi ll her dreams, Tate begs her not to go but tries to give her the space she needs. Mallory embarks on her dangerous journey only to discover how swiftly and easily promises can be broken. And Mallory can only pray that she will make it out alive.

Inspired by actual events, The Promise is a riveting love story that asks the question: how far will we go for love?

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Author Beth Wiseman

Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Having sold over 1.3 million books, her novels have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Bestseller List and the CBA (Christian Book Association) Bestseller List. She was the recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013. She is a three-time winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and an INSPY Award winner. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion. Her first book in the Land of Canaan series--Seek Me With All Your Heart--was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year. Beth is contracted with HarperCollins Christian Publishing into the year 2018, and she has published twelve novels and nine novellas to date.

As a former newspaper reporter, Beth was honored by her peers with eleven journalism awards, including first place news writing for The Texas Press Association. She has been a humor columnist for The 1960 Sun in Houston and published articles in various publications. However, writing novels is where her heart is. She left her job as a journalist in 2008 to write novels fulltime.

Beth has a deep affection for the Amish and their simpler way of life, and while she plans to continue writing Amish love stories, she is also branching out into other areas. Her first non-Amish, contemporary--Need You Now--released in April 2012 and landed on the CBA Bestseller List. She enjoyed writing the story based in a town near where she lives, and she chose another small Texas town for her next non-Amish contemporary--The House that Love Built--which is based in Smithville, the same quaint town where movies such as Hope Floats and Tree of Life were filmed.

In a daring new novel, Beth jumps way outside the box. The Promise will take readers far away from Amish Country and small Texas towns to a dangerous place on the other side of the world. Inspired by actual events, Beth believes this is the book she's been working toward for a long time.

Beth and her husband are empty nesters enjoying the country life in Texas with three dogs, two cats, and two potbellied pigs. When she's not writing, she loves to travel, paint, and enjoy time with friends and family. You can find Beth at Fans of Beth Wiseman on Facebook where she interacts with readers or visit bethwiseman.com to learn more about Beth and her books.

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Mallory Hammond made a promise, a promise she intended to keep. A promise that would take her to the dangerous and war ravaged country of Pakistan... A promise to save a life. Working with Dr. Fahim in the Paired Kidney Exchange Program gave her the opportunity she had been seeking for years but could she brave the dangers of the unknown to help a friend? Will her long time boyfriend, Tate, understand her need to keep her promise? Or will it tear them apart?

Tate Webber is the love of Mallory's life but, in order to fulfill her promise, she must walk away and leave him behind. Tate is a pianist who teaches piano to children in the neighborhood but aspires for a position at the Chicago Academy for the Arts. His terror is all too real when Mallory leaves for some of the roughest parts of Pakistan not knowing if he will ever see her alive again.

Loosely based on actual events, The Promise gives the reader an inside look into the life of a woman that braved the unknown for the sake of love. Beth Wiseman takes you on an emotional journey that takes you from an area of safety and freedom to an area ravaged by war and fueled by hate. Her attention to detail really brought the story to life and kept me engrossed to the very end. I found it to be a real page turner and I was sad to see it come to an end. I really came to love the characters in this story and felt privileged to be apart of their lives. Mallory's act of bravery buried itself deep in my heart and whenever I need encouragement I will think of this courageous young woman. I recommend reading the Letter from the Author as it clarifies most of what is fact and fiction. The author took a tragic event in the life of a friend and turned it into a fictional work of art that is both entertaining and engaging. You don't want to miss this story of courage and bravery in the face of extreme danger. Highly recommended!

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review and no monetary compensation was received.
 
 
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In a daring new novel, Beth Wiseman jumps way outside the box. The Promise will take readers far away from Amish country and small Texas towns to a dangerous place on the other side of the world. Inspired by actual events, this is the book Beth has been working toward for a long time.


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#Book Blast & #Giveaway | The Matchmaker by @KareyLWhite | #Win a $75 #Amazon #Giftcard!

28 October 2014

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  • Author: Karey White
  • Release Date: November 1, 2014
  • Genre: Inspiration, Contemporary Romance


Book Description:


!!SPOILER ALERT!! (Summary contains spoilers if you have not yet read book #1 The Husband Maker)

It’s been six months since Charlotte and Kyle broke up, and the Husband Maker strikes again. Kyle is officially engaged, while Charlotte is still nursing a broken heart. In an effort to get Charlotte out of her rut, she and her best friend decide it’s time for some good old-fashioned matchmaking. While Aleena arranges for Charlotte to meet up with a handsome Scottish tourist, Charlotte gets her two best friends together. But when sparks start to fly between Aleena and Angus, Charlotte is left feeling more alone that ever--at least until the charming Scotsman becomes more than just a safe, rebound guy and teaches her that maybe, just maybe, she can dare to open her heart again.


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Book Description:


Charlotte’s a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that’s followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she's dated since high school has gone on to marry the next girl they date. Not two or three girls down the road. The very next one. Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed? When Kyle Aldsworth enters the picture and sweeps her off her feet, Charlotte begins to hope that maybe she's not destined to be single forever. A senator’s son with political aspirations of his own, Kyle's wealthy, handsome, and in need of a wife. Will Charlotte be disappointed yet again, or will she finally be able to make a husband for herself?


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Karey WhiteAuthor Karey White

Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist. She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.









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