Freebie Friday & Book Giveaway!!

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Hello everyone!

If you are on Facebook or Twitter, chances are, you follow blogs/sites that list freebie books for Nook and Kindle.  While there are more sites that offer Kindle freebies, there was one exceptional site that listed free Nook books.  However, they will no longer be posting freebies for Nook readers, due to some issues with B&N and their affiliate program.  I am quite bummed about it, because I love free books just like everyone else.  Since there are quite a few sites for Kindles, I decided that on Fridays, I would post free Nook books.  I hope you enjoy them and let me know if you enjoyed reading them :D

For now, I will just post free Nook books.  I am not paid for this, it is just something that I wanted to offer for those of us who love our readers and enjoy the occasional freebie!

Because I can’t guarantee that the books listed will be free once you click on the picture, please check the prices first!!

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Book Giveaway, courtesy of Pump Up Your Book & Author!

Please fill out the information in the form, which will keep your information confidential.  Contest ends July 15, 2012.  A winner will be selected by Random.org.

Synopsis:  What drives teenage girls? What tempts them? What causes their insecurities? More importantly, what can parents do to make a difference in their lives? Author Maria Furlough battled self-image and self-esteem issues as a teenager, and in Your Daughter Needs a Hero she uses a mix of personal stories and years of experience counseling teenage girls in youth ministry to show parents what their teenage daughters are going through and how best to help them.

Furlough explains how things such as fad diets, the media, and pornography influence a teen girl’s body image, and she guides parents on how to counteract the constant pressures and influences that affect teen girls every day. This book will show parents how to effectively build their daughter’s self-esteem, self-image, and, most importantly, their faith in God and in their parents. If you have a daughter, Your Daughter Needs a Hero is a must read!

About the Author:  Eighteen years ago, an eleven year old girl looked in mirror and for the  first time in her innocent life…she realized she hated what she saw.   That girl was me.  It continued to be me until in my early twenties I  realized two things: God had a bigger plan for me than that and part of  that plan was for me to help other girls not be like me.As God slowly picked me up out of the pit I was in, I began to look  around me and see many of factors that contributed to my poor body  image.  As a youth leader I watched, studied, and prayed for the young  girls God put into my life.  I struggled with them as they constantly  asked about the caloric content of the cookies I put out or begged me  not to take pictures of them.  It made me so sad to see so much of  myself in them.  Then one day, after an interaction with parents, it hit  me like a ton of bricks “they don’t know!” Their parents, my parents…they didn’t and don’t realize the depths that insecurity reaches.  It was time for action.

After the birth of my first child, Faith I sat down at my computer to  write.  I wrote and I wrote and I wrote.  I actually wrote all the way  through the birth of my second child David (it took me quite awhile with  two under two at home!!!).  What I wrote is simple: parents you need to  know…Today my family and I live in North Carolina and we excitedly  begin this journey as an author and speaker.  My husband Dave is the  catalyst behind all that I do.  He has encouraged me and enabled me to  be on this journey and I am so thankful for his love and his  companionship.  My daughter Faith, now turning four, inspires me every  day to stand firm to the message I believe in.  It is for her that I  take serious every word I utter about beauty.  It is for her I strive to  be a woman who models a God given security in prayer that she will  not struggle the way that I did.  It is for her my life’s mission is now  clear.  My son David is now two and he is the ball of laughter and  energy that keep this home going.  His smile, his laugh it is all  contagious and I look forward to the man God is molding him to be.   Furlough baby # three, Aaron has officially arrived into our lives.   Since the day he was born he has been a perfect reminder of God’s grace  and love for us.  Aaron is our perfect gift.

Authoring is by no means my life, but it sure is something God has  excitedly called me to do and I look forward to all that the future has  in store!  May this book, this blog, this life of mine bless you as we  partner to help our girls into a life of true worth.

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One thought on “Freebie Friday & Book Giveaway!!

    Coming East said:
    July 7, 2012 at 8:05 am

    You are so right that parents, even ones who think they are intimately involved in their daughters’ lives, don’t know what their girls are really thinking and feeling. Teenagers are experts at hiding their true feelings and even their destructive actions. I hope this book will help a lot of parents understand how they can be more effective.

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