Wednesday, August 9, 2017

$50 Amazon gift card and author Brandon Ellis [giveaway]

They think they are alone. They are mistaken. Now they face annihilation.

Brandon Ellis is an award winning author and will keep you on the edge of your seat in his thrillers, fantasy books, and sci-fi books.


Brandon recently did a Kindle countdown for his book The Veil Rising. He knows how to tell a story that will keep the audience glued to the page. He likes to write in truthful, educational, and fun ways. He calls this "mystery history."

What is mystery history?
  • It is a history we aren’t told in school.
  • It is a continual discovery of our past.
  • It is everything from conspiracies that come to light, ancient secrets exposed, and the uncovering of places and cultures that were once thought of as myths.

The characters in The Veil Rising have no known enemies, have never been threatened, and certainly have never experienced carnage. Because of this, they aren't prepared for what's coming.

They’ve lived in orbit around planet Lumus and have for for centuries and, for all they know, no one else exists but them.

However, they don’t know how their race got here. No history book has an answer and no historian has the guts to find out. It’s as if the human race originated in orbit around this planet. Any knowledge of their distant past has either been erased or their Prime Director is correct–they were birthed here.

Most don’t question it. Some do.


So who wants to win something?! Brandon Ellis and I have partnered up to give away a $50 Amazon gift card to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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This giveaway is open to users worldwide. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
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Punk Paperie's sarcastic greeting cards [giveaway]

Sometimes you just need to act like yourself and tell your friend they're an a-hole. We all do it. If you don't ever identify with that, don't read any further.

Punk Paperie started in a basement in Hoboken, New Jersey, to the sounds of drunk Mario Kart and the smells of drank PBR. That's what the founders say anyhow. I actually misread "drank PBR" as "dank PBR." All the same I suppose.

The two founders, Adam and Josh, bonded over being a-holes to each other. It's what guys do. If only Josh would change his name to Eve, they could have a nice lil' marketing gimmick.

Punk Paperie was created from the need for greeting cards that reflected the feelings of the sassy, sarcastic folks. Like me! They recognize that sometimes we like to tell your friend "Happy Birthday, ****face." It’s human nature.


Not all the cards have curses on them, don't worry.

Check out the Mother's Day card above, which is what I gave my Mom. She's old-fashioned and doesn't always appreciate sarcastic stuff, but she actually liked this card and was even curious enough to ask about Punk Paperie. This fact alone means you should try it too.

The card comes with a fancy gold-foil lined envelope, a magenta stamp of approval, and is made in the USA from high quality matte paper.


Need a card for more than one occasion? Grab a 12-card Big Box and you're set for the entire year. No need to wander aimlessly through stores for at least the next twelve months. The Big Box gets you:
  • 1 x Happy Birthday - Death is Inevitable
  • 1 x Happy Birthday - This Card is a Social Obligation
  • 1 x Happy Birthday - Fuckface
  • 1 x Happy Wedding Day - I Owe Someone 20 Bucks
  • 1 x Happy Anniversary - This is Very Important to Me
  • 1 x Get Well Soon - Funerals are Expensive
  • 1 x Thank You - Did You Keep the Receipt?
  • 1 x Congrats on Graduating - You Did What Was Expected of You
  • 1 x Merry Christmas - Ho
  • 1 x Happy Valentine's Day - Safe Word is "Taco"
  • 1 x Happy Mother's Day - From Your Masterpiece
  • 1 x Happy Father's Day - Your Parenting Has Been Sufficient

So who wants some cards?! The folks at Punk Paperie have been gracious enough to offer a 12-card Big Box set to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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This giveaway is open to users in the U.S. only. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Custom pet portraits by Gillian Ussher

For the dog lovers who enjoy keepsakes of their companion, check out artist Gillian Ussher! I got my hands (or should I say paws) on an original portrait of my dog, Henry.

Gillian Ussher is an Irish artist based in Derbyshire, UK. She's covered many subjects but specializes in animal portraits due to her love of pets and wildlife. She also is the proud of owner of a Vizsla, named Rua, who came to her from VizslaRescue.org. Learn more about Rua here.

A commissioned portrait is the perfect way to capture the personality of your pet, and it's a great keepsake. I've got my portrait up on the wall (more about this soon). Many clients who have commissioned a portrait for the first time have had questions, so feel free to ask away!

Original pastel portrait of Henry the Vizsla, 10"x10"

You can either commission a portrait from Gillian (shoot her an email at gillian@perpetualportraits.co.uk), purchase prints of originals in her store, or buy other things like pillows and tote bags featuring her work.

Working with Gillian by email was a breeze. She even sent me updates of her portrait of Henry (my Vizsla), which was pretty cool and a nice surprise. It got me excited about the final product.

...And I was beyond pleased with the finished portrait - Gillian's talent is truly amazing. I've told all of my Vizsla-owning friends about her, and she deserves the recognition. I highly recommend her for a commissioned portrait. Don't hesitate to ask her about putting your pet on paper!

10"x10" pastel portrait of Henry the Vizsla, 12"x12" maple frame

The portrait came in the mail safely and was well-protected and secured. I bought a mat and frame so I could hang it up on the wall, and now it's hanging in our living room as you'll see above. Looks awesome, right?

I might have to ask for one of my cat, Jasper. Poor guy has to see Henry up on the wall everyday but not his own portrait. It's only fair he gets one...

Talented Ladies Club asked Gillian, when and why did you decide to focus on pet portraits?

As nobody had heard of me before and I didn’t have money to invest into an exhibition, I knew my only chance to earn money was by taking commissions.

I already knew how popular pet portraits were -everyone I know who has a dog seems to have a portrait. Also I had always drawn and painted animals, especially horses and dogs, so it was something I had a lot of practice in and was quite fast at.

I did get a shock when I realised what a saturated market it was, but I hoped that that meant there was a huge demand for it, and with lots of practice and realistic pricing I might earn enough to replace my administration job income.

Turnaround time for a custom portrait is generally 2-4 weeks, which varies depending on size and Gillian's waiting list. For busy times like Christmas you'll want to book a portrait at least 8-10 weeks in advance to ensure availability.

A one of a kind painting is waiting for you!

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Friday, August 4, 2017

Sony MDRZX110 ZX Series Headphones [giveaway]

Miss my Sony headphones giveaway earlier this year? Well you're in luck - I'm back with another pair!

This particular Sony model is the #7 best seller in the on-ear headphones category on Amazon. The MDRZX110 ZX Series is well-received by a lot of Amazon consumers. More than 3,000 reviews as of this writing... and counting.


I'm going to give away these black on-ear headphones to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader. Only those in the U.S. are eligible.

Maximizing your personal audio experience has never been easier than with SONY ZX-Series. Some of the MDRZX110 features:
  • Full, balanced sound for a complete listening experience
  • Compact for portability yet affording listening flexibility
  • Ear pads swivel and fold
  • Durable, 1.2 m y-type cable resists snags and tangles

I also have a bunch of other giveaways going on so check 'em out if you haven't already!

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


This giveaway is open to users in the U.S. only. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Sony.
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$50 Amazon gift card and author Tonya Macalino [giveaway]

If you enjoy reading about the paranormal, Tonya Macalino might be right up your alley.

Tonya is an author of futuristic paranormal thrillers. An avid collector of folk history and folklore, she weaves the colorful tales of times past into a rich tapestry giving depth to the fast action of her stories.


Where does Tonya get her ideas?

Images from daydreams, leftover moments from the realm of the Sandman, impressions of what places must once have been. Ironically, the scene which inspired the book generally becomes the most wooden and awkward of the whole piece. Things that look beautiful as mental paintings don’t tend to flow all that well when populated by beings that are expected to behave believably.


Spectre of Intention is regarded by fellow author Teri Watanable as a cross-genre triumph. The 294-page story is spun with threads of romance, science fiction, mystery, and thrills, all cocooned into one gripping ride.

Kaitlin Osgood has a stowaway. Underneath the glossy shell of the Senior VP for Countermeasures International lurks the tattered remains of the girl she once was: street rat and thief, Ashley Porter. Every day, every decision is brittle with the fear of discovery.

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean on the cruise ship acting as the platform for the latest space elevator, she should finally be safe…

...safe from the sexy, enigmatic eyes of Director of Port Security Camden Glaswell who seems to see through Kaitlin’s ruse.

...safe from the relentless, burning pursuit of master thief, Stephan Chen, the chief architect of Kaitlin’s former life of crime—the onetime lover who haunts her still.


So who wants to win something?! Tonya Macalino and I have partnered up to give away a couple things. One lucky Giveaway Guy reader will win a copy of Spectre of Intention and another reader will a $50 Amazon gift card.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


This giveaway is open to users in the U.S. only. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
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I'm Seth, owner of the Giveaway Guy blog. I live in the suburbs outside of Boston with my wife and have a career in SEO. I enjoy writing reviews and entering giveaways in my spare time.
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