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    April Book Wrap Up 2017

    In the month of April I listened to 5 audio books.

    1. Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg – http://amzn.to/2q3dFZj
    2. Love In The Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez – http://amzn.to/2qiUDRX
    3. Talking As Fast I Can by Lauren Graham – http://amzn.to/2pl0CUI
    4. My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry – http://amzn.to/2pMt3MW
    5. All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai – http://amzn.to/2oNsMZR

    You can check out an extended review of Smarter Faster Better here:

    Here’s our book club discussion of Love In The Time of Cholera:

    For more BookTube videos check out my playlist

    You can join our Goodreads book club group at: http://bit.ly/TMGBookClub

    To find out how to become a Book Club VIP member and get a custom The Mommy Gamers bookmark visit The Mommy Gamers Patreon.

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    Indie Bookfest Book Haul and Giveaway

    This haul is a little late, but better late than never right? My husband and I attended Indie Bookest in October 2016. Here are the books we came back with.

    Winners of the giveaway will receive a signed copy of The Ghost in The Curve by Violet Howe in addition to some Indie Bookfest 2016 goodies (Bookmarks, e-books, promo items, etc). U.S. residents only please.

    NOTE: Violet let me know there are some steamy sex scenes in the book so if you’re between 13-18 years of age be sure to get your parents permission!

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    BOOK REVIEW: The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight

    The Outliers is book one in a young adult series by Kimberly McCreight and recently became available in Paperback. Haven’t read it yet? You can pick up The Outliers on Amazon.

    For more BookTube videos check out my playlist.

    You can join our Goodreads book club group at: http://bit.ly/TMGBookClub

    To find out how to become a Book Club VIP member and get a custom The Mommy Gamers bookmark visit: http://patreon.com/themommygamers

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    The Art of Hanky Panky: Book 1

    The Art of Hanky Panky Book 1 Review The Mommy Gamers Olivia Savage

    Hi! I’m Marcia and I’m the single one of The Mommy Gamers, like super single…so I appreciate a good sexy book. I recently read The Art of Hanky Panky by Olivia Savage. If you’re a fan of naughty romance novels check out my YouTube review and I’ll tell you all about this book and what I thought of it. Stick around until the end of this quick book review video to find out how to win my copy of the book!

     

    in The Art of Hanky Panky college student June Cooper is pretty much just focused on her studies. Recently single, and apparently addicted to caffeine and chocolate cake, she came off to me as a relatable and fun person. Like, I’d totally be her friend and eat chocolate cake with her. Her actual friend Katie convinces June that she needs a little more spice in her life, gets her to join her in an erotic art class.  I didn’t even know erotic art classes exist…and I have zero artistic abilities, but I’m really interested in art all of a sudden after reading this book.  Especially if there really are famous guest painters like Ryan Carter who show up with their perfect underwear model bodies looking for the intelligent and curvy quirky girl in the class. Seriously…that should be me.

    I don’t want to ruin the story for you, so I’ll just tell you what I thought. It’s rare for me to slow down enough to find the time to read a book lately. So the fact that I couldn’t put this one down until I was done reading it says a lot. A LOT. I’m a huge fan of romance novels that really crank up the sexy stuff, and this book did not disappoint. I’ve read other book series that seem similar to this one,  that focused too much on the sexy parts of the book, but the storyline and writing fell flat. The Art of Hanky Panky brought the sexy, and had an engaging story that left me wanting more…of both those things.

    I not only recommend this book, I’m going to this copy and pay it forward in the form of a giveaway. You can find the details below, but basically if you’re subscribed to this youtube chanel you’ve already got five easy entries.  My only suggestion if you win, is that when you are done you pass it along to a friend to enjoy and keep the sexy good times rolling.

     

    The Art of Hanky Panky Book Giveaway

    One of my favorite things is the fact that along with this book that Olivia sent me to enjoy, she included a hand written note. It was a sweet touch and not something you tend to get in the mail very often. While I did get the book for free, my review is honest and my words are my own. If you like the book you can find this one and The second book in the series, The Art of Seduction,  out now on Amazon here.  .

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    Care for Our World

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    My daughter Amber and I received a copy of Care for Our World, an interactive storybook app for iPad, and we had a blast playing around with it. Care for Our World, written by Karen Roberts, was originally published as a book in 2012. It included punch-out animals for children to play with. Sunbreak Games, have brought that creative play to the app with features like Habitat Playset (Amber’s favorite feature) where children can use interactive stickers to create their own animal habitats, Coloring Book where you can color a scene from the book almost anyway you want to, and Animal Encyclopedia where your child can learn about all of the animals mentioned in the story as well as hear what they sound like, and see pictures of them in the real world.

     


    The actual storybook part of the app is well done for the most part, and is highly interactive. Nearly everything you touch has a reaction, and narration. The colors are vivid, and the illustrations are whimsical. In fact, the only thing that didn’t sit well with me was the narration. In my opinion, when you have a story with words that are rich and full of life, you should strive to have a narrator that matches them with their voice. Unfortunately, in this case the narrator falls a little flat, and while his voice is not unpleasant, he’s not far enough away from monotone for my liking. I also feel that since the app is geared for ages 3-8, not having an option for narration in the, Animal Encyclopedia section of the app was a missed opportunity, as younger children will need someone to read for them.

    Overall, I think Care for Our World is lovely, and has a great deal of replay value for children. It is well worth the $2.99 investment. You can download it now on the iOS App Store by clicking here.

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