Letter From Olivia: Give Thanks November

Hello Lovely,

Can you believe that Fall is almost over? It seems like only yesterday I was swapping out flip flops for boots. We’ve enjoyed a wonderful chill front these past two weeks (wasn’t quite a cold front, but at least we weren’t subjected to 85 degree and up weather). I love cold weather and often joke that I was probably born in the wrong country because I cannot tolerate heat. But no matter what, I will always be grateful for my home.

Isn’t that what November is for? Taking time out to remember and give thanks for the little things in life we often take for granted? Well that’s what you can expect from us at Life By Olivia this month. All month long, we are going to share things we are grateful for, big and small. You can expect more quick tips on the Facebook Page from Mechelle.  We’re also going to share ways you can show your gratitude with free recipes, crafts and printables to help you celebrate the holidays in style. Afraid you’ll indulge too much at Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t worry, we’re also sharing fitness tips that you can do anytime, anywhere all month long, starting next week.

Last but not least, this month we are sharing our gratitude for you the readers. I’ve been putting together an eBook of my favourite recipes, some of which you’ve never seen before, called Sweets & Sips to be released on Friday November 18, 2016. These recipes are sure to impress while you indulge. AND if you sign up right now to pre-request our FREE eBook, we are going to send you a FREE copy of our Thanksgiving Wine Bottle Labels for you to jazz up your bottle at your next dinner. Don’t be scared if you start to see Christmas stuff towards the end of month. We’re really excited for Christmas! I can’t wait to show you all of the festive things that are in store for the rest of the month.

What would you love to see on LifeByOlivia.net in November?

Let me know your thoughts and ideas in the comments!

XoX,

 

Wild Whispers Book Launch and Giveaway

Wild Whispers - A Tender Novella

~ A Flirty & Feisty Romance Novel ~

Scarred but not broken, beautiful Adaora Dike made a tough choice early in life and she had no regret until she lost everyone and everything without warning. She finds comfort in a quiet home in the woods, deep in Dagor Village. Out there, Adaora discovers nature and animals do not condemn, only people do. One rainy night, a male shadow dashes across her yard, her heart flips over and she faces emotional chaos.

While on a field trip in Africa, handsome photographer, Gary Mason gets stranded in the woods. He finds an abandoned shelter occupied by a lonely but lovely woman he cannot not get out of his head. This is one photography shoot he wants to forget, but Adaora has a firm grip on his heart and might change his life forever.

Through many Wild Whispers, will Adaora and Gary change each other or will fate intervene to keep them apart?

  ~ From the Author of Red Velvet Rose ~

 Release Day is Tuesday April 26th 2016.

 Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Interracial
No of Pages: 106
ISBN: 978-1530511259

 SALES LINKS:

GIVEAWAY

 Wild Whispers Blog Tour begins on Mon, April 25th - Thurs May 26th 2016

(The Blog Tour schedule is below - scroll down).

 Star Prize: One Wild Whispers Bracelet

 Other Prizes: Flirty & Feisty Romance eBooks of your choice (excluding Wild Whispers)

 

HOW TO WIN

 To win the star prize

Follow Wild Whispers on its exciting Blog Tour and leave comments on every blog. One lucky winner will be drawn from a hat.

 To win your choice of Flirty & Feisty Romance eBook: Leave a comment on any participating blog and one commenter on every blog wins an eBook.

 

WHO IS STELLA?

Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku is a fun loving mother of two teenagers, married to her gorgeous husband and best friend who indulges her romantic habits. Writing contemporary and historical romance novels is an exciting adventure for her. Out of curiosity and belief that love conquers all, she has written several Interracial & Multicultural Romance Novels.

In 2010, Stella created Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels, a collection of toe-curling, intriguing, and skin-tingling romance with compelling characters who have heart and soul and jump off the pages of the book. All her stories are dotted with twists and turns and are set in fascinating Africa, enticing Europe & enchanting America.

To experience and enjoy an intense emotional ride, pick up a copy of any of her novels: Loitering Shadows, Beyond the Lady, The Gardener's Ice Maiden, Sparkling Dawn, Husband to Rent, Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series #1), Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series #2), Forbidden Dance, Stolen Valentine Kiss & Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series 2~ Books ~ in ~ 1), Tempting Desire, Seduced Hearts, Red Velvet Rose and Wild Whispers. Stella's first historical/suspense/mystery romance, Royal Cowries (Cowries Series #1) will give you an insight into a different Africa.

A luxury home by the seaside is on Stella's wish list. In her spare time, she loves to swim on her back like a starfish, watch TV, go to the movies with her family and read romance novels.

10 Random Facts about Stella

1. I knit colourful woollen mufflers/scarves. They are warm and perfect for winter.

2. I played handball for my secondary school.

3. Love to bite my son's cheeks.

4. I drink water throughout the night.

5. I'm originally from a Kingdom that is over 6000 years old called Benin Kingdom. We have a monarchy.

6. Back in my University days, my face was on countless calendars, some magazines, a handful of TV commercials and one home video because I was a model.

7. I love birds especially parrots.

8. I'm spooked by dogs.

9. Love, love contemporary decor.

10. As a daddy's girl my pet name was handbag.

 For more reading check out these posts:

Motivational Monday: Telling Your Own Story

Mother's Day Free Printable Coupon Book

5 Simple Steps to Create a New Habit that Sticks

Free Valentine's Photo Session Giveaway

Hello Lovely,

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. And if you want to capture that day with your special someone this is the contest for you! Simply submit a photo of you and your sweetie, on my Facebook Page or Twitter, with your brief love story and you're entered to win! Get your friends and family to like your picture and the page, and the couple with the most likes will get a free Valentine's Day Photo shoot valued at $200! Enter TODAY!

Rules and Information:

  • You must both live in The Bahamas (if on a Family Island, travel expenses must be covered).
  • You must be in a relationship for at least one year.
  • Deadline for submissions is February 22, 2016
  • Photo session will take place February 6, 2016. Date is negotiable, but must be completed before Valentine's Day.
  • Free photo session includes two people only. No one else will be allowed on set unless the couple has children together.
  • Photo session location can be chosen by winning couple.
  • Make-up will be provided by renowned Makeup Artist William Moultrie
  • Couples will get bonus points for sharing a uniquely creative and touching story.
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This contest will also be featured on Cup of Love Giveaway hosted by Planet Weidknecht and Mom Does Reviews

XoX,

Olivia