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Sunday, May 31, 2015

No Substitute for Myth by Carolyn J. Rose Release Event and Giveaway!

Welcome to the release event for No Substitute for Myth by Carolyn J. Rose. This is the fourth book in the Subbing isn't for Sissies series and is now available for sale! This is a cozy mystery series and the first three books are only .99 cents! 

About the Book:

Is Bigfoot prowling around Reckless River , Washington ? Has Sasquatch come to the city?

Barbara Reed doesn’t know if she believes the legendary creature exists, but evidence is stacking up. Something big is scavenging for food in city parks. Something tall and heavy left footprints across a dirt parking lot. And something huge and hairy careened into her one night on the riverfront trail.

Did that same creature kill a man and drag his body into a swamp? Or was the killer human? Will justice be undermined by media frenzy, a tide of tourism, and hundreds of hunters?

With help from the usual suspects, Barb, her drug-cop boyfriend, her pearl-powered wealthy neighbor, and Cheese Puff, her less-than-loyal dog, set out to solve a mystery, catch a murderer, and bust a few myths along the way.

Don't miss out on the first three books, only .99 cents!

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About the Author:
Carolyn J. Rose grew up in New York’s Catskill Mountains, graduated from the University of Arizona, logged two years in Arkansas with Volunteers in Service to America, and spent 25 years as a television news researcher, writer, producer, and assignment editor in Arkansas, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. She lives in Vancouver, Washington, and her interests are reading, gardening, swimming, and NOT cooking. Find out more about her and her books at

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Seducing Fortune by Brinda Berry Book Highlight and Giveaway :)

Title: Seducing Fortune
Author: Brinda Berry
Genre: New Adult
Publication: March 14th, 2015

Trust is the name of the game and fate holds the wild card...

Ex-stripper Emerson doesn't have the time to fall for her boss Dylan. Between working three jobs and attending college, Emerson's schedule doesn't have room for a boyfriend. Especially not Dylan, who's the poster boy for misbehaving bachelors—the kind of guy who belongs in Emerson's old life. But when a stalker with connections to her convict father threatens Emerson's loved ones, suddenly Dylan's the only one who calls to her heart.

As the heat between them rises, will Emerson risk his life by opening up to him? Or will she risk his love to stop a criminal?




About the Author

Brinda Berry lives in the southern US with her family. She’s obsessed with cairn terriers, Kings of Leon, new technology and sandy beaches.  She's also terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality. Find her book lists and social media links at 



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#BRANDEDVERSARY – Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki

#BRANDEDVERSARY – Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki
Fifty years ago The Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society.

To punish the guilty, he created the Hole, a place where sinners are branded according to their sins. Sinners are forced to live a less than human existence in deplorable conditions, under the watchful eye of guards who are ready to kill anyone who steps out of line.

Now, LUST wraps around my neck like thick, blue fingers, threatening to choke the life out of me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit, and the Hole is my new home.

Constant darkness.

Brutal and savage violence.

Excruciating pain.

Every day is a fight for survival.

But I won’t let them win. I will not die in the Hole.

I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter. My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.

Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.

Lavender Eye Pillow Review

Lavender Eye Pillow Review

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***My Personal Review***

This is the silkiest, smoothest eye pillow I have ever had!  And the colors - OH the colors are simply gorgeous :)  And with only lavender and flax seed inside, you are getting the most comforting and healthy level of eye care available.  They are soft and gentle but not bulky and they will fit comfortably across your forehead to relieve migraines, eye soreness or redness and much more.  You can use it anytime, I have been leaving mine in the freezer all the time and grabbing it when I get sinus pressure at night.

It really helps with my headaches and it also helps soothe and calm me for bed.  I have trouble sleeping so anything that helps is a total blessing.  I ordered the turquoise color and it is really beautiful, it looks like something a rich person would wear but they are only $14.97 on Amazon!  So grab one or two today and keep them in mind when you are picking up gifts for any occasion.  I want to get one in pink too :)


Everlast Nutrition Review + Giveaway

Everlast Nutrition Review + Giveaway



***My Personal Review***

For this review I received 1 box of Everlast Lean shake mixes - there are 7 packets per box so it is a 7 day supply.  I need to lose weight but unfortunately I don't have the income to pay for expensive diets or gyms.  So I decided to try out some of the shakes and exercise at home to see if that helps.  I normally find that diet shakes are not the greatest, but these are so easy and they actually taste like a regular milkshake which helps a LOT because it's like having dessert for breakfast!  If you own a smoothie maker or one of those bullet machines it makes it even easier for you.  They also sell other items that will supplement the drinks.  I have found that the shakes actually DO help stop my appetite from being so bad and I work from home so I am sitting all day which makes it very difficult for me to stop eating.  But I don't like the OTC or prescription medications because they contain caffeine or other products and can make you jittery and can harm you in the end.  It's not worth it, so I wanted to try something that was healthier for me.  The shakes contain 15 vitamins and minerals like A, C, D, E, K, Iron, Calcium and B6 as well as many more - so it's like you are getting that multi-vitamin as well as the appetite suppressant.  Check out their website and see if these can work for you and make sure to check with your doctor before taking supplements :)

Medical Alert ID Bracelets Review

Medical Alert ID Bracelets Review
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***My Personal Review***

Medical Alert bracelets are amazing for people who have life-threatening illnesses - if someone you love passes out or is unconscious for some reason these could literally save their life.  I have seen shows on tv where they bring people in from accidents and they are ready to do a procedure and then BAM they see a bracelet and it changes everything.  Whether it be an allergy or to inform people of a condition someone has - like my daughter has Williams syndrome and even though she looks like any other 8 year old, she can't tell you her full name, can only get parts of her address out and could not write her name or anything else for people.  So if she were to be in a situation where I was unconscious having one of these bracelets could tell people her name and that she is developmentally delayed.

Same for autistic children - it could tell people what alarms them and help them avoid a total meltdown.  You definitely need to check these out if you have ANYTHING that these could be used for because you can buy ready-made bracelets or tags as well as customize your own!  Whatever you want or need they can do it :)  They even have them for pregnant women!  Plus they are water resistant and comfortable to wear because they are just like the silicone awareness bracelets people wear all the time.  They also have a lot of other great items so check them all out!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

CowBell for Cheering at Sporting Events Review

CowBell for Cheering at Sporting Events Review

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***My Personal Review***

I LOVE this!  I am a cheerleader for our local Derby Girl team and we love to hand out cowbells and people bring their own just to cheer our girls on :)  So even though mine is white I am going to paint it red to match our colors, throw some glitter on it and put some FWDG stickers on it to personalize it!  These are just so cool and they come in all colors - they are very big cowbells and trust me they will make plenty of noise so you can root for your favorite team.  9.6 inches to be exact!  Very large comfortable handle so you can hold on to it easily and shake it shake it.  They even sell "cowbelts" so you can holster your big ole' bell to use whenever you want!  So go and grab up one or more of your favorite teams colors and make them ring :)  They even sell cheesy bells that say "Ring for a Kiss" that can be used at weddings or parties - customize and personalize your very own!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Evanescent by Carlyle Labuschagne Blitz Blog Tour

A darker offering from award winning YA author 

Carlyle Labuschagne

In a recent TV interview Carlyle was given the opportunity to answer some tough questions about why she felt she needed to go darker in this novel and what will the reader take away from that. Then  she gets emotional on the mention of her recent UtopYAcon nominations where the awards will be celebrated in Nashville June 20 2015

Title: Evanescent
Author: Carlyle Labuschagne
Series: The Broken Series #2
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
Release Date: 19th May 2015
ISBN: 978-0-9922446-4-4  

Back Blurb:
Her fall has just begun. Only his touch can save her from the shift that could destroy it all. 

Within my blood runs a thing our kind calls the Shadowing Disease. It shadows over, and bends everything to its will. 
When the first blood-shift came, it tore through flesh and blood, threatening to bend me, break bone, shatter my mind and entrap my heart with its honeyed, seductive poison. It came with vicious intent, moving my thoughts and altering me forever. 
The shift has caused a rift within me. No one was safe when it entrapped me in its claws of foul lust. But I have the only antidote against the evil that becomes me - his touch alone has the power to release the spurs of sweet darkness that clung on for deal life. 
I knew what I had to do; the desperation pulled my mind with the deep determination of a hungry predator. 
By the time the revelation raised me from the dark dungeon of my bounds - it might have been too late.


Carlyle is an South African award winning author, with a flair for mixing genres and adding loads of drama to every story she creates. For now she is happy to take over the world and convert non Sci-fi believers.
Her goal as an author is to touch people's lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within every outrageous world she writes about.

"I love to swim, fight for the trees, and am a food lover who is driven by my passion for life. I dream that one day my stories will change the lives of countless teenagers and have them obsess over the world literacy can offer them instead of worrying about fitting in. Never sacrifice who you are, it’s in the dark times that the light comes to life."

Carlyle used writing as a healing tool and that is why she started her very own writers support event - SAIR bookfestival.

 "To be a helping hand for those who strive to become full times writers, editors, bloggers, readers and cover artists - it’s a crazy world out there you don’t have to go it alone!"


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Old Factory Candles Blowout Clearance Sale While Supplies Last 50% off certain packs!

Old Factory Candles 
Blowout Clearance Sale!!!
While Supplies Last
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Clearance Sale for the 2oz - 3 pack Candle Gift Sets! 
Get them now at an amazing price of $12.50 (that's 50% off!) - no coupon code required.
This will work for the following sets only:  
FALL HARVEST ... FALL HARVEST themed gift set contains 3 different 2 ounce candles. Scents include Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, Autumn Leaves.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS ... HAPPY HOLIDAYS themed gift set contains 3 different 2 ounce candles. Scents include Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, Gingerbread.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Silicon Devices COMFORT+ Bluetooth Earphone Review

Silicon Devices COMFORT+ Bluetooth Earphone Review

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***My Personal Review***

This is an awesome headset that is stylish and comfortable for anyone.  It comes with a full customization pack that you can use to make them your very own in every way.  The lime green color is bright and neon so these can be spotted easily if you lose them and they work great for listening to your music while exercising without falling out like some do.  Plus they have Bluetooth built in so that you can use them with your phone or other Bluetooth device and be able to hear from 30 feet away!  These also repel sweat and other fluids so they won't cut out on you - meaning you can jog, do yoga, or even just be running around in your office and use these.  They will work for any size ears and they are connected so that they will wrap around your neck and hold them if you need to pull them out for a few minutes.  The best part????  NO WIRES.  Yep!  No wires that you have to hook up to your device - all you need is the bluetooth so those pesky headphone wires are a thing of the past.  Totally amazing set and it is definitely worth looking into :)

Galaxy S6 Armor Case w/ Kickstand Review

Galaxy S6 Armor Case w/ Kickstand Review

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***My Personal Review***

I LOVE the color of this case :)  It is awesome and bright and just makes me happy when I see it!  Not only that but it is rugged and it has the great kickstand that you can use to hold up your phone.  This comes in 3 colors - black, yellow and red.  The yellow is just around the outside of the case as is the red.  These have a really neat diamond like pattern on the case and you can tell by looking at them that they are well made and sturdy.  They have all the necessary cutouts for your ports and jacks and the camera.  You can't go wrong with this case - it is not heavy or bulky like some of the sturdy cases you see and still gives you that slim look but with all the same protection.  I highly recommend adding a screen protector to your phone and you will have amazing security and protection!