My New Full-Face Harley-Davidson Helmet – Contest

I can’t remember if I told you guys this or not, but during my first ride—the long distance trip to Alabama, a section of padding inside my helmet popped off. I want to go on record as saying I didn’t do it! It wasn’t me—that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. For those of you who don’t ride, you’ll be surprised to know there is a shelf life for helmets. Who out there can tell us the shelf life for a helmet that has not been in an accident? Each person who leaves a comment with the correct answer will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 Starbucks gift card.

Okay, where was I? Oh yes, my new helmet. Isn’t she a beaut? I’ve used my new lid one time, but so far I’m really liking the comfort and feel of it. I had no idea there was a process for figuring out what size helmet a person wears. Basically, it’s just a matter of trying on a few and then comparing how snug it fits on your head. I’m no expert to be sure, but here are a few tips that I learned during my helmet sizing experience.

1. The helmet should fit snug against the crown of your head.

2. If you wiggle your head from side to side, the helmet should not wiggle with your movements.

3. It’s normal to feel the padding pressed against the sides of your face, but your checks should not be scrunched up to your eyes.

4. Your ears should not be pressed into the side padding.

So there you have it—motorcycle helmet sizing 101. Oh…don’t forget the contest. Leave me a comment with the correct answer to enter the contest to win a $10 Starbucks gift card. The contest winner will be announced next Tuesday, September 20th.

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The House Blog Tour – Win a FREE Kindle!

Read at the bottom of this post for details about how to win a FREE Wi-Fi Kindle ($139 value).

About the Author

Anjuelle Floyd is a wife of twenty-eight years, mother of three, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in mother-daughter relations and dream work.

A graduate of Duke University, she received her MA in Counseling Psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco. She has attended the Dominican Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, California, and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, Port Townsend, Washington. She has received certificates of participation from The Hurston-Wright Writers’ Week and The Voices of Our Nations Writing Workshops.

A student of Process Painting for the last decade, Anjuelle has participated in The Art of Living Black Exhibitions 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 held at the Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California.

Anjuelle facilitates writing groups and provides individual consultation of fiction projects. She also gives talks on The Need for Family, the Writing Process as a Path Toward Self-discovery and Healing.
About the Book

On receiving the very thing she wants—a divorce and the power to sell their house—over which they have fought the past year—Anna Manning learns that Edward, her soon-to-be ex-husband is dying from cancer.

A faithful wife for three decades, and stay-at-home mother of four children, Anna endured Edward’s constant absence due to travel for his international real estate firm and numerous extra-marital affairs. With their children now adults, Edward has less than six months, possibly three, to live.

Anna takes him home to die in the house she has fought so vigorously to sell. But letting go of someone who has caused so much pain in your life doesn’t come easily. Edward has changed. There are Anna and Edward’s four children, three of whom who are married and struggling to endow their families with meaning and purpose.

News of Edward’s terminal illness provokes her to understand the present, rooted in a wellspring of the past and pouring into a future without him.

The House shows what happens when one adopts the belief that: All hold regret and are seeking forgiveness. Our salvation rests in the hands of others—most particularly the ones we love, and who have treated us wrongly.

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To celebrate the release of her novel, The House, author Anjuelle Floyd is offering a (1) Kindle Wi-Fi (retail value: $139.00) as a part of her promotional blog tour.



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Three Cheers for the Winner!

I’m delighted to announce that Amanda Stanely is the winner of last week’s book drawing contest for A Hope Undaunted by sweetheart and writer extraordinaire Julie Lessman. Congratulations, Amanda!



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Announcement: Contest Winner


Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! I’m delighted to announce that Linda has won a copy of Finding Jeena by Miralee Ferrell. Congratulations, Linda!!!



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Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes – Mother’s Day Contest

This contest is open to anyone who would like to enter and support debut author Gina Holmes. I’ve had Gina as a guest on my blog this year, but in case you haven’t heard about, or read Crossing Oceans, here is the book trailer.

Gina is kicking off a virtual book launch this week and as a result she has planned a lot of cool things for readers. For one very fortunate winner, Gina will be giving away a strand of luxurious 48” hand-knotted cultured fresh water pearls. There are many ways to enter the contest and you can find the details at Novel Journey.

Crossing Oceans Endorsements

“Beautiful and heartfelt.”

Charles Martin, NYT bestselling author of Where the River Ends

“Poignant and unforgettable, CROSSING OCEANS will break your heart — and then put the pieces back together again. This is an uplifting and inspiring tale that reminds us to live every day as if it’s our last.”

Tess Gerritsen, NYT Best-selling author .

“Moving, heart-rending and poignant, a stunning debut. Holmes returns us to what matters in a too-short life—what it really is to come home.”

Tosca Lee, Author of Havah & Demon: A Memoir

“Gina Holmes explores the beauty, tenderness and tenacity of mother-love in Crossing Oceans with marvelous skill and insight. An outstanding debut from a gifted storyteller. Bravo!

Susan Meissner, Author of The Shape of Mercy

This story will wring you out and hang you up to dry. It’s beautifully written and deep as a river.”

Lauraine Snelling, author of A Measure of Mercy

“A stunning debut novel about love, loss, and the circle of life. Gina Holmes knows how to find laughter in tragedy. . . . Her characters will grab you by the heart and have you laughing, crying, and holding your breath.”

Marshall Karp, author of The Rabbit Factory

“I finished Crossing Oceans just moments ago and the tears are still wet on my cheeks. What a touching, delightful story! Poignant and beautifully written, Crossing Oceans is a lyrical testament to the hope we have when we believe.” Deborah Raney,author of
Almost Forever and the Clayburn Novels



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And We Have Another Winner

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Congratulations to Amy the winner of the 3-book giveaway, compliments of author Robin Shope. Amy has won a copy of Ruby Red, The Christmas Edition, and The Easter Edition. Happy reading, Amy!



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Congratulations to the Winner

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I’m delighted to announce the winner of last week’s contest. Sarah Salter has won a copy of The Pastor’s Wife by Jennifer AlLee. Let’s hear it for Sarah! Yay!!!



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