Saturday, July 30, 2016

She Who Knows Celebration Tour and $100 Amazon GC Giveaway





Purchase your copy of She Who Knows here.
About the Book

One girl’s journey from loneliness to love.

Isolated on a Maui mountaintop, Cassandra has only her imagination to keep her company. Shut in due to her heart condition and shut out emotionally by her father, she meets the Menehune in a dream. Their “Gift” enables her to take the first step away from her loneliness. Along the way she finds an amazing woman in the grandmother she never knew and experiences true friendship with a new classmate. Eventually she learns that to love another she must open her heart, even if it means it may break.


I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Well written in a way that had my imagination in full bloom.  I enjoyed the author's detalied characters and choice of plot lines.


About the Author

In 2015, Barbara Bras left her career to pursue her dream of serving God. She believed that her first step would be to share the amazing ways God had blessed her. As she wrote of her son’s miraculous adoption and the challenging years that followed, it led to the rediscovery of her entire life, including the history of her grandparents’ remarkable survival in Armenia and her search for purpose and love. Her memoir led to her first novel, which she hopes readers will find engaging and memorable.


Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Barbara is giving away a $100 Amazon gift card, copies of She Who Knows, and Wrapped In God’s Grace.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Teacher Peach Once Upon a Box Giveaway

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Ann Clark cookie cutters Review @AnnClarkCookie


Ann Clark Cookie Cutters
Ann Clark is a small, yet leading, cookie cutter company that makes 100% ‘Made in USA’ products based out of Rutland, Vermont. Aside from the obvious –  cookies, crackers, finger sandwiches – cookie cutters can also be utilized to make dog treats, cute hostess gifts (think: tied to a bottle of wine, alongside a jar of cookie mix, or in a gift basket), homemade soap, popsicles, and so much more. And the best part? Ann Clark has over 500 shapes to choose from, allowing everyone to make the perfect homemade item for any occasion. 
Descriptions from website.

Butterfly Cookie Cutter - Traditional
Butterfly Cookie Cutter and Recipe Card ($5.99)
Flutter your wings with the Ann Clark's 5 1/4" Butterfly Cookie Cutter. This cookie cutter will make you feel like it's springtime, even in the dead of winter! Cut out cute cookie shapes for kids, or use it for playtime (Play-Doh "sandwiches", anyone?). Made in the USA.
Size: 5 1/4"

Biscuit Cutter Set / Circle Cookie Cutter Set - Traditional
The 3 1/2" and 2 1/2" Ann Clark Biscuit Cutter Set / Circle Cookie Cutter Set is meant for much more. If an item is circle-shaped, then you could certainly use either of these cookie cutters to cut the dough- then decorate to your heart's content to make coins, smiley faces, sports balls, and so on. Made in the USA.
Size: 3 1/2"
Cute Owl Cookie Cutter

Owl Cookie Cutter ($3.99)
Hooo could resist Ann Clark's 3 1/4" Cute Owl Cookie Cutter? This nocturnal creature makes an adorable owl cookies that can be used for a baby shower, an after-school project, or endless craft projects. Made in the USA.
Size: 3 1/4"
Heart Cookie Cutter
Celebrate eternal love with our 3 3/8" Heart Cookie Cutter. Use for heart shape biscuits and other Valentine's Day food (including our favorite - Valentine's Day cookies) or for lovely wedding cookies, favors or crafts. Made in the USA.
Size: 3 3/8"
Daisy Cookie Cutter
Daisy, daisy, give me your answer do! Daisy Cookie Cutter, 3", reminds us of Springtime and the longer days to come. Make a cookie bouquet for a bridal shower, or use it to trace flower-themed designs. Flower power!
Size: 3"

Triceratops Cookie Cutter
Calling all dinosaur lovers! Try the Triceratops Cookie Cutter, 5", for cut-out cookies and crafts. This is a fun shape for kids and adults alike, and will be a welcome addition to a dinosaur collection.
Size: 5"

I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review - The high quality and thickness of the cutters was very impressive.  They hold strong and make accurate cuts without me having to rip the dough off of them.   Each are very simple to clean as well as dry.  They were all different sizes but do not use a ton of ingredients to create perfect treats.  My family was thrilled with the shapes. 

 I think the added recipe card is a nice touch and look forward to trying out the recipes.   Each card was tied with twine to the cutter and make a great gift.  These are definitely not the flimsy plastic, junky cutters that my family usually has. 

  I noticed that you can make a ton of other crafts with these including using them to trace on paper, so I was able to make cards and bake cookies to match them.  
  

Lego Nexo Knights Season One DVD Giveaway


Lego Nexo Knights Season One DVD Giveaway Hosted BY: Holiday Contest and Sweeps Presents The LEGO Nexo Knights Season One DVD Giveaway 2 - Winners Holiday Contest and Sweeps is pleased to bring you another Warner Bros. Home Entertainment New Release DVD, LEGO, NEXO Knights, Season One Giveaway. Two lucky winners will each receive their very own copy of this DVD .
The season opens at our Nexo Knight’s graduation but something isn’t right! The King’s Jester, Jestro, is acting strange and it is soon discovered that he has stolen the evil and mysterious Book of Monsters. With some of the most powerful spells at Jestro’s fingertips, he wreaks havoc on the Kingdom of Knighton! It is now up to the brave—yet inexperienced—Nexo Knights to save the future of the Kingdom! The Nexo Knights have technology on their side in their fight against Jestro and the evil powers he has summoned. When the army of dangerous Lava Monsters attack, the Nexo Knights call upon Merlock the Magician, a holographic Wizard in order to defend the Kingdom of Knighton. With their incredible rolling castle and Merlock’s powerful digitized magic, the Nexo Knights are confident as they take on the destruction that Jestro has created in the Kingdom. Will the Nexo Knights be able to defeat Jestro and the Lava Monsters even with their sinister plot to destroy Knighton? Discover the fate of Knighton as the hilarious Nexo Knights band together to fight evil. This terrific DVD of Season One will keep you entertained for over three hours of cartoon fun for the entire family. This two disc set includes all 10 hilarious episodes from the first season that premiered on Cartoon Network in January to a overwhelming positive reception. This collection from Season One is released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on July 26, 2016 for a SRP of $19.97 A Big Thank You To Our Sponsor Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
  
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Ergo Chef My Juicer II - Blend For a Healthier You- Back to School Giveaway

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Teach My Learning Kit Deluxe Giveaway

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Judas Game: A Shepherd Thriller by Ethan Cross @TheStoryPlant Review



The Judas Game: A Shepherd Thriller   Coming October 1, 2016
by Ethan Cross (Author)

When a correctional officer climbs to the top of his watchtower and opens fire on the inmates and guards, federal investigator Marcus Williams and serial killer Francis Ackerman Jr. must join forces again to unearth the truth behind the incident. What they find is a serial killer using the prison as his hunting grounds. But the Judas Killer's ambitions don't end with a few murders. He wants to go down in history and has no reason left to live.

With Ackerman undercover among the inmates and Marcus tracking down the mastermind on the outside, the team must learn the identity of the Judas Killer and stop a full-scale uprising that he's orchestrated. But the more they learn about what's happening at the prison and why the more enemies they must face. From inside the overrun facility, Marcus and Ackerman must save the hostages and stop an elaborate escape attempt while trying to determine how a rival corporation, the leader of one of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations, and an inmate with no identity only known as Demon fit into the Judas Killer's plans.

Launching a bold new cycle of novels featuring The Shepherd Organization, The Judas Game is searing, mesmerizing fiction—it's Ethan Cross at his very best.


Bestselling author Steven James says, "Ethan Cross is one of the sharpest emerging writers on the thriller fiction scene today.” Bestselling author Anthony J. Franze concurs, saying, "Ethan Cross is one of the best d*n writers in the genre.” They're not alone. Others have compared this international bestselling author to James Patterson and Thomas Harris. Ethan Cross's work is an unforgettable combination of high-intensity thrills, memorable characters, and complex scenarios. The Bookworm called his first bestseller, The Shepherd, “a thrill ride that takes off from page one,” and that’s the experience you can expect from everything Ethan Cross writes.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  You can read this as a standalone.  If you like the author, then reading the series from book one, will be the best option so that you have time to get familiar with the characters and previous storyline.  You have to really enjoy the genre because this book is similar to many out there.  It does have its own appeal and a good amount of thrill level.  This is not recommended for children.


A Red Dotted Line by Simon Gervais Review .@TheStoryPlant

book cover of 

A Red Dotted Line
A Red Dotted Line 
Available for Pre-order. This book will be released on November 1, 2016
(The second book in the Mike Walton Thriller series)
A novel by Simon Gervais

Terrorism became personal for Mike Walton on his last mission―a mission that resulted in triumph...and devastating tragedy. Now the stakes have been raised again.

Mike and his wife Lisa―both covert assets of the International Market Stabilization Institute, a privately funded organization operating outside official channels to protect North America's financial interests―are sent to Russia after an attempt on their superior officer's life. It is a mission fraught with peril and one that becomes exponentially more dangerous when their covers are blown within hours of setting foot in Moscow. Now, they are being hunted down by the Sheik, the terrorist mastermind behind the kidnapping of Mike's father, Ray Powell, and to the treachery that turned Mike and Lisa's lives upside down.

To make matters worse, there are clues that Biopreparat―the former Soviet Union biological warfare agency―has been resurrected and is about to launch a strike against the United States. This forces Mike and Lisa to make the most difficult choice of all. With Ray Powell's life hanging in the balance, and the slightest mistake potentially igniting the next World War, nothing is what it seems.
And the line between friend and foe is blurring.

A stunning experience by one of the hottest voices in thriller fiction, A Red Dotted Line takes readers on an unforgettable ride.



Simon Gervais is a former federal agent who was tasked with guarding foreign heads of state visiting Canada. Among many others, he served on the protection details of Queen Elizabeth II, US President Barack Obama, and Chinese President Hu Jianto. He has also protected the families of three different Canadian prime ministers. Prior to this, Simon spent five years in an anti-terrorism unit and was deployed in many European and Middle Eastern countries. As you can imagine, this makes his thrillers stunningly real.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Yes, you are getting a remarkable book with a blend of great details and suspense.  I think the author wrote such a new take in the realm of thriller fiction that I was able to read the book without thinking hmm, this sounds familiar.   This is a book for the grownups.


.@DROP_PRICE $175 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Dropprice $175 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms.
Dropprice $175 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway
In today’s promotion for the Beatrix Kid Backpack, it started out at $52.00 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates. Dropprice $175 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free! Do you want to give it a try? This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a $175 Amazon gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.  

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All you have to do is help moms drop the price of this Backpack and you will be entered to win a $175 Amazon gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries! This giveaway ends on 8/6/2016; you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends.

Two Sister NZ Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle Giveaway

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Baby Bubbles Review

Baby Bubbles
 Baby Bubbles is a unique clothing company that was created as a way to help families with preemie babies. Driven from personal experience, founder Teresa Skrepinski watched her family go through the challenges that can come with having a preemie baby.
organic onesie


$8.50
Organic Onesie



Baby Bubbles are a unique twist on the favorite newborn outfit – the “onesie.” They come with removable and interchangeable Velcro patches with messages such as “Baby Girl/Boy,” “Daddy’s Girl,” and “Tickle Me.”
Limited Edition Artist Patch: Little Fairy
Limited Edition Artist Patch: Little Fairy
4.99

https://babybubbles.biz/

I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-   I like the use of velcro for the patch and the standard onesie already has the back of the patch attached, so you can interchange them as wanted.  Each patch will fit the same place.  You do not get the option to place the patch wherever you want.  My little ones do not like tags, so I had to cut them off without trying not to rip the onesie, I would have liked this to be as tagless as possible.

 I have never met a baby that could keep a onesie clean.  It was a smart choice to choose white as the option for the material. I can use a non chlorinated bleach to get the stains out.   I decided to air dry mine, but you can place it on a low tumble in a dryer.   These can not be used to sleep in, but mine did not last till nap time without getting messy anyway.  You also can not fully remove the patch so if the top is not in place then the surface material is still there on the shirt in case your little one has sensitive skin.

The patches are clever and each have the Baby Bubbles logo on them.

Pop Manga Coloring Book by Camilla d'Errico Review



Manga artist and Pop Surrealism superstar Camilla d’Errico presents her first ever adult coloring book, filled with portraits, patterns, and the stunning artwork her fans and collectors have come to love.

This one-of-a-kind book offers you the opportunity to collaborate with d’Errico, adding your colors to her gorgeous black and white linework. Featuring everything from haunting and surreal character portraits to pages filled with patterns and designs all rendered in d’Errico’s inimitable style, Pop Manga Coloring Book is guaranteed to provide hours of coloring fun and excitement.

You can purchase this on Amazon.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review -  A mix of really weird surrealism and beauty.  You have to be into this type of thing in order to really get excited.  I am not a huge fan, so it was take it or leave it.  The drawings are well done and extremely unique.   Maybe teens might think it is cool.  As far as coloring, the book encourages you to be messy and have fun going out of the lines.  I personally find it more relaxing to try and stay in the lines so it really is based on preference.

Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow by Kathryn Kemp Guylay Review


Are you a parent or teacher hoping to encourage children to eat more veggies and fruits? Want to support healthy eating messages in a fun, educational and positive way? Looking for great educational messaging with peer-to-peer messaging? Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow uses charming illustrations by 12-year old Alexander Guylay combined with real-life photography and simple rhymes by award winning nutrition educator Kathryn Kemp Guylay to create an augmented reality that immediately draws kids into the story. Kids are introduced to Blake, the main character, who feels sleepy (low energy) and wonders why he doesn't have the energy to play like other kids.

 Blake meets a friendly, magical leprechaun who takes Blake on a journey to find the pot of gold (a metaphor for good health and energy). Blake is shrunk down to tiny size and explores the colorful world of fruits and veggies. The colors (and fruits and veggies) lead to the pot of gold, where Blake feels vibrant and full of energy. The book addresses healthy eating, specifically fruits and veggies, in an engaging and positive way. Targeting early childhood and elementary school age groups, this picture book will be simple yet profound in promoting healthy eating habits in children. Each page is created for maximum engagement, using a delightful combination of photography, illustration, color and text. Think The Wizard of Oz meets Honey, I Shrunk the Kids meets nutrition and health literature.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Kathryn Kemp Guylay
When she's not on the slopes, Kathryn Kemp Guylay is engaged in numerous other activities in her community and beyond. She is wife to husband Jeff and proud mother to Elena and Alexander. Kathryn, Jeff, Elena, and Alexander live in Ketchum, Idaho, with their six pets.

As the founder and executive director of Nurture, Kathryn continues to provide free nutrition and wellness education and services to children and families. As a principal of Healthy Solutions of Sun Valley, Kathryn brings wellness solutions to organizations and corporations through speaking engagements and workshops. You can hear Kathryn's voice on KDPI FM Ketchum when she hosts her own bi-weekly radio show on wellness topics.

http://www.makewellnessfun.com/eat-a-rainbow-welcome/

Cassandra's Review- A book that will teach and entertain your child. Although an older child will read the answers without taking the time to guess, as they are written on the same page with the questions.  You can try and block the littler ones from peeking.  It is very colorful and provides a good lesson for teachers or homeschool parents to give.

Deadly Encounter By DiAnn Mills Review



Airport Ranger volunteer Stacy Broussard expected a peaceful Saturday morning ride around the perimeter of Houston’s airport. What she encounters instead is a brutal homicide and a baffling mystery. Next to the body is an injured dog, the dead man’s motorcycle, and a drone armed with a laser capable of taking down a 747.

Though FBI Special Agent Alex LeBlanc sees a clear-cut case of terrorism, his past has taught him to be suspicious of everyone, even witnesses. Even bleeding-heart veterinarians like Stacy. But when her gruesome discovery is only the first in a string of incidences that throw her life into a tailspin, Alex begins to wonder if Stacy was targeted. As a health emergency endangers Stacy’s community, and the task force pulls in leads from all directions, Alex and Stacy must work together to prevent another deadly encounter.

DiAnn Mills
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne du Maurier, Inspirational Reader's Choice, and Carol Award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian fiction category for Firewall.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, International Thriller Writers, and the Faith, Hope, and Love chapter of Romance Writers of America. She is the co-director of The Author Roadmap with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She also speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.

DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own beans. She's an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.

Cassandra's review Q&A-

 -What did you like about the book and why? The well written and easy to read suspense in this book provides a great balance of mystery and wanting to keep the pages turning.

- What did you not like about the book and why? I enjoyed the whole book.

- What did you learn?  The author does an amazing job of writing to life this story.

- To whom would you recommend this book and why? Teens and older as they are more appropriate.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Next Door as It Is in Heaven By Lance Ford and Brad Brisco Review



There was a time when neighbors knew each other’s names, when small children and the old and infirm alike had more than their families looking out for them. There was a time when our neighborhoods were our closest communities.

No more. Neighborhoods have become the place where nobody knows your name. Into this neighborhood crisis the words of Jesus still ring true: Second only to the command to love God is the command to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

In Next Door as It Is in Heaven, Lance Ford and Brad Brisco offer first principles and best practices to make our neighborhoods into places where compassion and care are once again part of the culture, where good news is once again more than words, and where the love of God can be once again rooted and established.

I recevied a complimentary copy.
Lance Ford








Lance Ford is a cofounder of the Centralized conferences. With more than two decades of experience as a pastor and church planter, Lance is a writer, coach, and consultant who has designed unique training systems currently being used by networks, seminaries, and leaders throughout the world.

His passion is to resource and equip churches and leaders as they develop lifestyles of living on the mission of the gospel. Lance holds a master's degree in global leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. He coauthored the book Right Here Right Now: Everyday Mission for Everyday People with Alan Hirsch. His other books include UnLeader, and The Missional Quest. Lance serves on the national leadership team for the Forge America missional training network.

Brad Brisco
Author Brad Brisco


Cassandra's Q&A Review

-What did you like about the book and why?  I like how the authors found a way to bring God back into the community.  I enjoy the topic. 

- What did you not like about the book and why? I feel in today's world it is not safe to allow my family to bond with the community, there are too many people who are not responsive to religion and wish only to do harm.   If a teen or middle school child read this book and started to randomly go door to door with the word of God, they could get hurt.  Some of my neighbors are even sex offenders, so I do not feel this was a well thought out book.
 
- What did you learn?  That the authors think this world is safe and want everyone to bond, but do not think about all the negativity and violence in the world and how placing the wrong people together could bring pain and suffering. 

- To whom would you recommend this book and why? Spiritual leaders, people of the church and anyone old enough to understand the safer ways to use the knowledge and facts presented.