Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Blog Tour: HIS BALLERINA BRIDE with #giveaway

Hey everyone! the next book in the Historical Harlequin tour is called His Ballerina Bride, by Teri Wilson.

How to Use an Unfinished Basement

Do you watch television shows and films that feature kids playing and adults having fun in a finished basement and wish that you could use your own basement in the same way? Many homes have unfinished basements with cinder block walls and cold floors. You might use that space for storage or as a laundry room and nothing else. With the help of professional contractors, you can finish that basement and make a space perfect for your kids and their friends, a home office, spare bedroom or even home gym. You just need to know what to do with that space.

Waterproof the Room

Waterproofing the basement should be your first step. If you seldom venture down those stairs, you may not realize the amount of water that seeps in through the walls and floors every time it rains. Basement waterproofing experts can seal the room and stop those leaks. They often use a type of sealant that expands to fill in any cracks. It can take up to 24 hours or even longer for that sealant to fully dry. Once it does dry, you can paint the walls or even put up wallpaper.

Change the Flooring

One reason you may dislike spending time in your basement is because the floor is so cold. This is especially true of basements that do not have insulation in the walls and of basements that have cement floors. To make that space more functional, choose a type of flooring that you can put down on the cement like wood or tile. You can even opt for heated flooring, which comes with coils that sit between the old flooring and the new flooring. Those coils make the floor so warm that you can walk around barefoot. 

Pick Your Decorations

Even after putting down new flooring and waterproofing the space, your basement may still look unfinished. Once you decide what to do with that room, pick some decorations that work with the space. For a rec room, you may want to bring in a ping pong table, some comfortable couches and posters to hang on the walls. If you want to make the space a guest room, you need a bed and some new linens. The right decorations will give your basement that homey look you want. Contractors can help you transform your unfinished basement into a livable space in less time than you thought.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

THE TYCOON’S SECRET CHILD: blog tour & giveaway

Ready for the Historical Harlequin blog tour this month? well the first book is The Tycoon's Secret Child, by Maureen Child.

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A Lone Star paternity bombshell, only from USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child!

Texas toy mogul Wes Jackson is on the brink of a billion-dollar breakthrough—until a sinister anonymous tipster reveals Wes is a dad! Suddenly his family-friendly company is in crisis and Wes's sole focus is finding the daughter he never knew. But confronting the child's mother, Isabelle Graystone, means resisting a chemistry that is as fierce as ever.

Wes's failure to commit sent Belle running five years ago. Now he's back, making himself indispensable and stoking Belle's deepest passions. But is his interest in her part of a bigger ploy?