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Blog Tour - On the Bright Side

It's the day of the funeral and 14 year old Gabby is watching everyone show up for...her own funeral. It seems everyone in her school has shown up, her best friend and crush Michael Smith and even her frenemy Angela. Doesn't Angela know it's not polite to show up to the funeral of the person you had a hand in killing? Gabby was just a normal girl before she died, she and Michael hung out all the time, she was getting ready to ask him to the Sadie Hawkins dance. At her final fencing match with Angela, Gabby had told her that she was thinking about asking Michael, little did she know that Angela would immediately go ask him herself. Gabby finds out later when she asks Michael to go with her that he's already planning on going with Angela, just before Angela starts texting her telling her not to ask Michael. While crossing a road Gabby gets one final text from Angela, unfortunately she doesn't realize that there's a car coming right then and she gets hit and dies. Gabby soon finds out that in heaven what we've known as angels are actually called Brights, and those Brights have a person on earth that they are supposed to be responsible for watching out for. Ironically Gabby is supposed to watch out for Angela. But how can she watch out for the girl that Gabby feels killed her? And how is she supposed to watch her with Michael without the jealousy that accompanies seeing them together? This was a cute story. I liked the different view of heaven S R Johannes showed in this book. I really liked the characters, Gabby seemed as though she could be a real girl and the situations with Angela were funny and seemed real enough too! This was a fun story. 

S. R. Johannes is the author of Untraceable (a teen wilderness thriller) and On the Bright Side (a tween paranormal). She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her dog, British-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess, which she hopes someday- will change the world. After earning an MBA and working in corporate America, S. R. Johannes traded in her expensive suits, high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing. 

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Blog Tour - Compassionate Soldier

About the bookCompassionate Soldier illuminates fascinating yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global in perspective, it features extraordinary stories of grace under fire from valiant soldiers and noncombatants who rose above the inhumanity of lethal conflict and chose compassion, even knowing their actions could put their lives and liberty at risk.

Included are the stories of Patrick Ferguson, a British officer during the American Revolution who had the chance to kill George Washington but refused to shoot a man in the back; Richard Kirkland, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War who took water to wounded Union soldiers during the battle of Fredericksburg; and Oswald Boelcke, a German WWI flying ace who was one of the most influential tacticians of early air combat and was known for making sure …

Halloween at Disney and Getaway Today Sale

I know I already posted once today, but check out this great deal that Get Away Today is doing right now!
Disneyland really is the Happiest Place on Earth, but what about during the fall? In mid-September, Disneyland turns into the most Spook-tacular Place on Earth during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! There is so much to do while at Disneyland during Halloween so I’ve gathered the top 5 things you have to do.

Before you get to the park, you have to book your trip. Let my friends at Get Away Today help you get there. They have discount Disneyland tickets and if you book before August 21st, you can save $13 off your 3-Day Park Hopper tickets with their Lucky 13 ticket sale! Tickets are only valid for travel from September 15 through October 31, 2017.

Now that you know who to book your trip with, let’s talk about all there is to do in Disneyland during Halloween Time.

#1: Take pictures with the fun décor

Disneyland really goes all out with their décor, no matter the season. Hal…