Tuesday, October 21, 2014

LOOP by Karen Akins Release Day Celebration Giveaway

About The Book

Loop #1
Author: Karen Akins
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

At a school where Quantum Paradox 101 is a required course and history field trips are literal, sixteen year-old time traveler Bree Bennis excels…at screwing up.

After Bree botches a solo midterm to the 21st century by accidentally taking a boy hostage (a teensy snafu), she stands to lose her scholarship. But when Bree sneaks back to talk the kid into keeping his yap shut, she doesn’t go back far enough. The boy, Finn, now three years older and hot as a solar flare, is convinced he’s in love with Bree, or rather, a future version of her that doesn’t think he’s a complete pain in the arse. To make matters worse, she inadvertently transports him back to the 23rd century with her.

Once home, Bree discovers that a recent rash of accidents at her school are anything but accidental. Someone is attacking time travelers. As Bree and her temporal tagalong uncover seemingly unconnected clues—a broken bracelet, a missing data file, the art heist of the millennium—that lead to the person responsible, she alone has the knowledge to piece the puzzle together. Knowledge only one other person has. Her future self.

But when those closest to her become the next victims, Bree realizes the attacker is willing to do anything to stop her. In the past, present, or future.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19286673-loop?from_search=true
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/loop-karen-akins/1117685339?ean=9781250030986
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Loop-Karen-Akins/dp/1250030986/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413217411&sr=8-1&keywords=karen+akins


"A creative take on romance in a high-stakes, high-concept mystery that trusts its readers' intelligence." - Kirkus

"LOOP is a page-turning adventure with some brilliant and original twists to the time travel genre. I devoured the entire book in one sitting!" - Julie Cross, Author of the TEMPEST series

"Hilarious and suspenseful with a delicious dash of romance, LOOP is a mind-bending good time!" - Melissa Landers, Author of the ALIENATED series

About The Author
Karen Akins lives in the MidSouth where she writes humorous, light YA sci-fi. When not writing or reading, she loves lightsaber dueling with her two sons and forcing her husband to watch BBC shows with her.

Karen has been many things in her life: an archery instructor, drummer for the shortest-lived garage band in history, and a shockingly bad tic-tac-toe player.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKarenAkins
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Warrior Blitz

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A female fighting for freedom. A male armed with determination. Can they save their people? 

As a despotic Qalin marches through Parseon intent on conquering every province, Commander Marlix pledges his sister to another Alpha to protect her. Desperate to decide her own fate, Anika flees and finds refuge with the guerilla resistance movement against Qalin. Marlix’s aide Urazi hunts her down to bring her home to fulfill her duty. But when love blossoms between them, and provinces fall to Qalin, Anika and Urazi realize home has ceased to exist, and they are all that stand between the people of Parseon and the end of the world. 

Warrior, third in the Breeder series, can be read as a stand-alone. 

Warrior (Breeder 3) excerpt – 409 words

She stared at the bloodied body. “Is Grogan dead?”

Urazi knelt and checked for a pulse against the alpha’s neck. “Yes.” He peered up at her. 

“Who is he to you? Has he used you?”

“Monto, no!” she gasped, not considering the alpha’s intentions pertinent. “Grogan is the 

leader of the Guerilla Resistance against Qalin and Artom, which I have joined,” she explained. 

Urazi’s eyes narrowed, and she added, “Grogan was training me and other breeders to fight.” 

Breeders could approach a sentry without arousing his suspicion then immobilize him, allowing 

male guerillas to storm the post and secure it. She thrust back her shoulders with defiant pride. 

She, a female, was capable of supporting the war effort in a productive way.

Urazi rose to his feet to examine the paper target. “You are an excellent sharpshooter, but 

winning a battle requires more than skill with a crossbow. You would not fare well in hand-to-
hand combat.”

Anika shrugged. “If I have a crossbow, I will not need to engage in hand-to-hand combat.”

“Did it help you today?” Urazi strode to Grogan’s body, and yanked up his bloodied 

uniform shirt. Attached to the alpha’s nipple was an insignia ring. Urazi unclipped it and carried 

it over to her.

Anika stared. A single star. Province one. Qalin.

“You have joined with the enemy to strike against your own people? You would betray your 

Alpha? Your sibling?”

Qalin’s insignia lay in Urazi’s palm, damning, but untrue. So untrue. “No! How could you 

say that? The Resistance plans to strike against Qalin. Against Artom.”

Urazi tucked the star into his uniform pouch.

“But maybe Grogan is an infiltrator acting alone,” she argued, fighting against the insidious 

memories; the ease with which she’d been accepted into the camp when her comrades learned of 

her familiarity with both Marlix’s and Dak’s provinces; Grogan’s constant but subtle questions 

about locations. He’d asked if she’d ever encountered Marlix himself. At the time, she’d feigned 

ignorance of the latter, fearing they would send her back to him.

Anika clutched her throat. What if Urazi’s accusation was correct?

“If he were an ordinary alpha or beta, I might concede it possible. But he is—by your 

account—the leader. I do not believe in coincidence. I have been observing the camp. Neither 

Marlix nor Dak would have sent females into combat.

“The Resistance you are so proud to be a part of is using you as expendable cannon fodder.”

Amazon US - http://www.amazon.com/Warrior-Breeder-Book-Cara-Bristol-ebook/dp/B00OP3PRG0/

Amazon UK - Warrior (Breeder Book 3) eBook: Cara Bristol: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
Amazon AU - Warrior (Breeder Book 3) eBook: Cara Bristol: Amazon.com.au: Kindle Store

Barnes & Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/warrior-cara-bristol/1120581501?ean=2940150749979

All Romance eBooks- https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-warrior-1652179-340.html

Cara Bristol

Cara Bristol continues to evolve, adding new subgenres of erotic romance to her repertoire. She has written spanking romance, contemporary romance, paranormal, and science fiction romance. No matter what the genre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently calls Missouri home. She has a husband and two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling the world.

Website blog: http://www.carabristol.com

Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Cara-Bristol/e/B004D8KZTQ/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cara.bristol.3

Twitter: @CaraBristol

Monday, October 20, 2014

Organic Stevia Giveaway

Organic Stevia Giveaway Sponsored by Kiva

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Organic Stevia Giveaway
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They blend their high purity stevia extract with erythritol, a naturally-occurring sugar alcohol found in fruits and vegetables to create a delicious blend that’s easy to serve. So you can just sit back and enjoy!
Emilee from Deals of Sweetness often shares the risks of artificial sweeteners and is always glad to find an alternative! No calories and no chemicals! See what she thought of Kiva Organic Stevia. Kiva Organic Stevia can be purchased on Amazon.
Would you like to win some Kiva Organic Stevia? This giveaway begins on 10/20 and ends on 11/3 at 10:00pm Central Time and is open to US residents ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be notified via email (consider adding dealsofsweetness@gmail.com to your "Safe List" as winning email notification will be sent from this email.) and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
  Disclosure: Emilee at Deals of Sweetness received complimentary product(s) or service(s) to facilitate her honest review. I received no compensation for this post. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  

THE MIRACLE OF THE KURDS by Stephen Mansfield Review

The Remarkable Story of Hope Reborn in Northern Iraq
They are the largest people group in the world without a homeland of their own. Despised and persecuted the world over, they even call themselves “the people without a friend.” Sadaam Hussein tried to wipe them from the face of the earth, killing several hundred thousand of them in the attempt. Their sufferings have become legend. 
They are the Kurds, descendants of the ancient Medes best known today from the pages of the Bible — inhabitants of what the world now calls Northern Iraq. 
Yet today the Kurds are rebuilding so brilliantly from war and oppression that even their enemies call it a “miracle.” Six star hotels stand where bombs once fell, shopping malls and gleaming schools rise where massacres once occur. National Geographic and Conde Nast have listed modern “Kurdistan" as a “must-see” tourist destination.

Stephen Mansfield is a writer and speaker best known for his groundbreaking books on the role of religion in history, leadership, and modern culture. He first came to international attention with The Faith of George W. Bush, the New York Times bestseller that influenced Oliver Stone’s film, W. His book The Faith of Barack Obama was another international bestseller. He has written celebrated biographies of Booker T. Washington, George Whitefield, Winston Churchill, and Abraham Lincoln, among others. Stephen speaks around the world on topics of faith, leadership, and culture. He is also the founder of two firms: The Mansfield Group (MansfieldGroup.com) and Chartwell Literary Group (ChartwellLiterary.com). He lives in Nashville and in Washington, DC, with his wife, Beverly, who is an award-winning songwriter and producer.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from FirstLook. 

Cassandra's Review-  This is a story of power that was not meant to be and strength that was.  The torture of these people was unfathomable yet they bonded closer and overcame.  I would not recommend this book to small children as they would not connect well and might be sadden.  

Ageless Derma Oil Free Purifying Facial Cleanser Gel Review

Ageless Derma Oil Free Purifying Natural Facial Cleanser Gel is an energizing cleansing product that freshens and can be used every day to deeply cleanse skin and pores.  This advanced formula will remove impurities and toxins that make skin dull-looking and aged. Make-up, grime and surface oils will be wiped clean as skin is prepared for the application of advanced treatments with other Ageless Derma products. This oil free cleanser gives your complexion a clean slate without stripping skin of the precious moisture it needs to retain.

With Ageless Derma Oil Free Purifying Facial Cleanser Gel, you can be assured of a quality product that contains Certified Organic Aloe Vera and Chamomile Extracts.  Organic Aloe Vera is the pure derivative of the succulent aloe plant.  It has strong anti-inflammatory properties that soothe and calm irritated skin, especially skin that has been exposed to sun and exhibits photo-aging symptoms. This organic aloe vera ingredient also stimulates new cell growth and can repair damaged skin tissue.  The healthy glow and added moisturizing benefits only add to its amazing attributes.

The Chamomile Extract is another organic ingredient that comes from a daisy-like flower. This power-packed ingredient helps regenerate skin cells and aids in skin healing. It, too, contains anti-inflammatory powers in addition to being an antioxidant that aids in the reduction of free radical damage. Chamomile extract will reduce skin puffiness and aid in deep-cleansing the pores.

Cassandra's review-  Ageless Derma makes excellent high quality products.  I like the results of this gel.   It does not have a harsh smell and washes off gently. You can lather it well and not have to worry about skin reactions or irritations.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

250mg FORSKOLIN Root Extract Review

NutriRevolution Forskolin 250mg Coleus Forskohlii Root Extract helps You:

Burn Pesky Body Fat

Increases Lean Muscle

No additional Dieting or Exercise Required

It stimulates the production of AMP (cAMP) - This is a molecule that actually creates the making of a thyroid hormone which a powerful body fat and calories burner. This sends your metabolism into overdrive and produces more energy which lasts you all day.

More Beneftis of Forskolin 250mg Root Extract:

- Increase Weight Loss*
- Reduces High Blood Pressure*
- Helps with Insomnia*
- Reduces Chest Pains and Many More*
- No Unwanted Effects*

- Coleus Forskohlii Root Extract with 20% Standardized Forskolin
- 250mg per capsule, 60 Capsules
- Full 2 Months Supply of 250mg per day
- Contains NO Additives, Artificial Components, Binders, Waffle, and Synthetic ingredients.
 Safety Information
Most people never experience any negative side effects at all, and those who do report minimal discomfort.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. *Dr Oz does not endorse any particular brand and he does not endorse our brand nor does he have any association with NutriRevolution*

NutriRevolution produces its very own powerful Forskolin extract in U.S. labs that are clean, efficient and run with the sole goal of creating the purest form of the extract possible.

As a dietary supplement, take one (1) capsule 2 times daily on an empty stomach with 8 oz of water 30 minutes before a meal, or as directed by a healthcare professional. It's very important that you drink a lot of water when taking Forskolin, especially with our powerful formula.

Cassandra's Review-  I am not going to stress enough how important it is to drink a ton of water while using this product.  If it is too strong I would suggest eating a cracker or two before taking it.  In a few days you will start to notice slight changes and in about a week or so you will get the full effect of what this product can do.  I did not have huge weight loos but then again I did not attempt to diet or exercise while trying it and I am sure that would have helped greatly.  I did not have any stomach discomfort or body irritation.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Red Picnic Blanket Review

Company Product Description

Your search for the perfect Waterproof Picnic Blankett is finally over. When you purchase your Wamber Picnic Blanket today here's what you should do...

When that instantly recognisable brown box from Amazon arrives at your door, open it the first opportunity you get. Take out your Picnic Blanket and admire the soft strong blanket that is perfect come rain or shine.

Now undo the velcro fastening and unfold the blanket so that you can admire the stylish design. Sit on the blanket and feel its soft fleecy fabric against your skin. Notice how large it is - plenty big enough for your family or friends to sit out with you on a warm summer's day.

What separates the Wamber Picnic Blanket from the competition? It's simple really. It starts with how we designed it to be much larger than the average picnic blanket. We specifically choose the polar fleece to be family friendly and machine washable. It's superior quality, using waterproof but non-PVC material on the underside, makes it family friendly and kind to the planet.

If you did the same insane amount of research that we have into what makes the perfect picnic blanket you'd come to the same conclusion as us -the Wamber Picnic Blanket is the best picnic blanket you can find.

It's because of this that we're able to make a guarantee unlike any other you've seen for a waterproof picnic blanket. We call it our better than money back guarantee and here it is. If you're not entirely satisfied with the item after 30 days and don't feel it was worth every penny of your investment today, we'll give you your full investment back no questions asked. That's how confident we are you'll be happy and keep coming back for more products from Wamber.

Cassandra's Review- The blanket is so comfortable that my kids love it for indoor picnics as well.  I enjoy the fact that it can be carried like a bag.  When used outdoors it is great on your back and bottom.  You can use this anywhere, I look forward to taking it to see fireworks and plays at the park in the spring.  On a warmer fall day you can settle down with ease and gaze at the changing leaves.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Mystery Beauty Box Giveaway

Life of a Mad Typer had so much fun with the last mystery box that we wanted to do another one!
This giveaway will run till the 6th of Nov at 12am cst 

We will be taking a medium flat rate and stuffing it full of beauty goodies. If you would like to see what we put in the first one we gave away check that out here:

We hope that this giveaway will be a hit and everyone will have fun! So tell us what do you want to be in the box?

Come Along With Me (Gracie series #1) by Linda Lee Schell Review and Giveaway

Come Along With Me will transport eight-to twelve-year old children, their parents, and their grandparents to another world when they read Come Along With Me, an adventure about friendship and caring, the unfortunate consequences of jealousy, and the power of hope. Meet Gracie, a ditzy dwarf kangaroo from the thirty-sixth universe--a creature who lives in a perfect realm. Because she is bored, Gracie longs for an adventure to St. Petersburg, Russia, a place she imagines is filled with beauty and enchantment. Much to the tiny ‘roo’s surprise, her ability to transport herself to the land of the czars has failed. She ends up at a dairy farm in St. Clair, Pennsylvania, where she saves the life of Gibson, an abandoned Maine coon cat. The unlikely pair become fast friends. While Gracie tries to find her way back home, Gibson carves a life for himself on a farm with his newly adopted mistress, the farmer’s young daughter. There’s one hitch: The overworked farmer demands that Gibson earn his keep. Gibson’s task is thwarted somewhat when he experiences strange visions. But are these visions the result of a thrashing he received from the farmer’s two dogs? Or, maybe Gibson sees parallel universes? As outsiders the little kangaroo and the cat from the city negotiate the perils of farm life. They meet two malicious rats who hate anyone who is happy. The two devoted friends must contend with stampeding cows and a barnyard of critters that have little use for newcomers. Will Gibson keep his sanity and become the little girl’s pet? Will Gracie ever see the splendor of the Russian Versailles? Will the farmer survive the evil machinations of the rats, Bratwold and Eastman? Drift back to the days of Barbie dolls, hula hoops, and Sputnik to find out.

Image of Linda Schell

Combining childhood innocence with historical verisimilitude and a dash of magical fantasy--that was the impulse behind the start of my writing career. A travel log about the city, St. Petersburg, Russia inspired me to write my first fantasy-adventure book, Come Along With Me.

I wanted to bring appreciation to American children and their parents for the magical city known for its culture, architecture, tree-lined parks, and its bridges by the hundreds. This led me to my second book, The Palace Buzz, a wacky romp coated in outrageously true history.

Perhaps one day the series will find its way into Russia, and the people there will learn that there are people here in America who have an appreciation for their history and accomplishments.

My long-range goal is to expand the imaginations of children while simultaneously exposing them to a variety of cultures and histories. For the last twenty-four years I have lived in Venice, Florida with my husband, Tom, of forty-six years. We have one son.

You can  visit  her at:  amazon.com/author/lindaschell


I have received a complimentary copy of this book.

Cassandra's review- This children's book  is crafted with a mix of fantasy and adventure that is sure to please your child!  You can read a chapter a night depending on the age of your child and its so fun to listen to the giggles and thoughts of the children while reading this out loud.

Get Life Right: Ten Minute Reads: Your Companion for Personal Growth, Prosperity and Fulfilment Review and Giveaway

Get Life Right is a collection of author David Dunns favorite self-help concepts that helped him live a life of adventure, wealth, fulfillment, and a tight family. A quick look at the chapter titles shows how the topics address every aspect of life by replacing thinking that limits you with thinking that empowers you using analytical skills and practical solutions. A companion guide for different moments in your, Get Life Right shows the reader how to find and develop your creativity, understand and improve your thinking processes, motivate and empower you to reach for more, work through relationship issues, develop and maintain a loving family, honor and make the most of your qualities and deficits, learn to make what you need come into our life by acting as if it is already there, develop the most direct path to the best future you can envision, envision and create a life that allows you to live at the peak of our capabilities, and so much more.
David Dunn, author of Get Life Right
"As a young man, Dave struggled with school and personal growth. Talk of the Great Depression and the end World War II made him frugal and a bit discourage, yet focused. He followed the advice of several self-help books and, as a result, he got a college degree and a broker s license by the time he was twenty-one. He chose real estate where schooling smarts were not as important as judgment, common sense, a good plan, imagination, and the will to make his plan work. Through personal and professional experience, Dave overcame his timid nature by acting as if ; he dealt with his dyslexia head on staying organized, attempting fewer things at once, and gathering more information before making decisions; and he conquered his anxiety with rigorous exercise. The ideas in this book directly reflect the knowledge and experience Dave learned that helped him retire young, comfortable and happy. He is confident that they will increase your potential and enjoyment of life, too. Now in his 70 s, Dave runs the Great Silverado Foot race and mountain bikes some of the country s greatest trails."

I have received a complimentary copy of this book.

Cassandra's Review-  My first thought of this book was that it would be perfect to read before a job interview.  Really it would be a perfect read for life lessons.  This author has peaked my interest while keeping me motivated and entertained with the knowledge that fills these pages. 

Kevo Bluetooth Electronic Deadbolt Giveaway

Co-hosted by The Plus Size Mommy
Kevo Bluetooth Electronic Deadbolt comes with 2 regular keys (just in case) and 1 key fob. You can always order more key fobs if you want. The fob and the Bluetooth technology are what drew me to this lock. I love that you just need the fob in your pocket, purse etc and tap deadbolt and it unlocks for you. No need for any fussing with your keys, inserting it and all that, especially in the dark when you can’t see well and you forgot to leave the porch light on. If you need more than 1 key fob you can purchase more for $24.99 and sync as many as you need. To use the Bluetooth technology, you need to download the app, which is free on itunes. Once it’s downloaded and you login you need to go to your lock and activate it. Once you have done that you are ready to use it. With some phone apps you have to have it open and on the screen in order to use it, Kevo doesn’t make you do that. Just like with the key fob, you just tap the deadbolt and it will unlock it.

Plotting the Course: Life Lessons from the Sport of Sailing Review and Giveaway

Whether you're an experienced sailor or a newcomer to the sport, Plotting THE COURSE: LIFE LESSONS FROM THE SPORT OF SAILING delivers relatable and essential lessons for personal and professional achievement, drawn straight from the world of competitive sailing. Through a fascinating narrative that compares principles of sailboat racing to business, politics, history and more, you will discover what this diverse and intriguing sport can teach about: • Organization • Competition • Leadership • Decision Making • Teamwork • Personal Growth

Photo courtesy of Carol Hartman
Rick Arneson got his start sailing as a youth in San Diego. A successful racer, he began his career as a sailing coach and freelance writer before transitioning into business upon earning his MBA. He continues to sail competitively, specializing in dinghies and small keelboats. Plotting the Course is his first book.

I have received a complimentary copy of this book. 

Cassandra's Review-  This book is perfect for anyone who wants to learn or enjoys sailing.  It was fun to read and you can really learn a lot from it.  

All About Carpets: Everything You Need to Know Review and Giveaway

So many variables go into choosing a carpet performance style, color, budget and you are the only one who can decide on the best carpet for your home. All About Carpets: Everything You Need to Know is the only book written to protect and inform you about your carpet choices! If you have gone into a floor-covering store and felt confused by competing claims and fast sales pitches, then this book is for you. In this newly revised edition, carpet expert and flooring inspector Glenn Revere reveals everything you need to know to make smart and satisfying decisions. How to compare products when a lot of stuff is private labeled. How to know when something is really on sale. How can you tell if warranties are meaningless? What types of carpet will hold up best in different rooms of your house. Effective ways to complain to retailers and manufacturers about carpet defects, installation shortcomings, and other problems. Flooring is one of the largest investments youll make when it comes to your home. Make smart decisions and your carpet will last a lifetime. Get the best performance from your carpet!

Ohio raised, carpet expert Glenn Revere graduated from Ohio State University with a B.A. in Anthropology in 1969. His first post-graduate job was with The May Company-Cleveland as an Assistant Buyer in the carpeting department. After receiving his training from a National carpet inspection company, Glenn moved to Denver, Colorado and began his career as a nationally recognized Carpet Inspector.

As the flooring field matured and changed, Glenn became a Certified Flooring Inspector with specialties in carpet, laminate, hardwood, and engineered flooring. He owned a carpet cleaning company for twenty years and is trained in carpet installation and repair. Glenn consults for individuals, manufacturers, and installers.

Glenn lives in San Diego, California. In addition to consulting, he enjoys skiing, swimming, tennis, and fishing.

I have received a complimentary copy of this book from strategies. 

Cassandra's Review-  Glenn obviously know all about carpets and this book is sure to enlighten you on the topic.  As a novice in carpets it was so much fun to read all about them and finding the best cost effective one for my home. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Heart On My Sleeve -Mary Lambert album review #HeartOnMySleeve #O2O

* iTunes: http://bit.ly/MaryHeart
* Amazon: http://bit.ly/MaryLHeart

* Official Mary Lambert Website – www.marylambertsings.com
* Twitter – @marylambertsing
* YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqqqV50zaAc
* Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/marylambertsings

Cassandra's Review- The album was well done.  The song Secrets to me is a bit untrue, because no one really wants everyone to know their secrets and although it sounds powerful and full of pride, its to me a flashy overaggressive call for show.  To be bold and try to announce that you do not really care who knows anything, usually to me states that you can not keep a secret in the first place and that in and of itself speaks volumes.  By definition a secrets is no longer so once it leaves your lips. So someone always knew them to begin with and that was never a secret.   As a mother do I want my children singing this song? No I do not, but simply because I can fathom why anyone would announce that they are or feel gay when they are not in fact gay.  Now before I get someone heated my only point is that an artist should think about who exactly the music reaches and inspires. One more example if you as a parent feel its great to hear a teen or younger child sing they have bipolar disorder then as a parent you have failed in my mind, unless your child actually does have it,  Mary Lambert is powerful and bold, but not someone I feel is role model material.  

 I participated in the Mary Lambert Heart On My Sleeve album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own.


Neil Diamond, one of the world’s premiere recording artists, internationally renowned and record-breaking concert performer and revered songwriter, is set to release his brand new studio album, Melody Road, on October 21st.  The album, marks his first original studio release in six years and first since signing with Capitol Records.

You can pre-order/order the album on iTunes and Amazon.
* iTunes: http://bit.ly/NDMelody
* Amazon: http://bit.ly/MelodyRdND
and check out
* Official Neil Diamond Website – www.neildiamond.com
* Twitter – @NeilDiamond
* Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/neildiamond
* YouTube – http://bit.ly/NDMelody

I received a complimentary copy of Melody Road #MelodyRoad  #O2O

Cassandra's Review- Melody Road is wonderfully written and executed.  I have always wanted to meet Neil Diamond and thank him for the lyrics to some of his songs as they can inspire and encourage.  The whole family can dance and enjoy the music!  

Freshwater Pearl Earrings Giveaway

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The Big Book of Savings Giveaway
The popular buffet restaurants Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet, and Old Country Buffet are introducing limited-edition copies of The Big Book of Savings that are filled with more than $75 in discounts. The coupon books are available for purchase for $10 at any of the 324 family restaurants and is available for just $5 for senior guests (age 60 and above). Each coupon booklet features 25 coupons. Offers include discounts on breakfast, lunch and dinner, and feature BOGOs, “Two Can Dine” offers, specially discounted meal pricing, and more. Coupons may be redeemed at any of the restaurants and are valid through November 26, 2014. *Offers may not be combined, but guests may purchase an unlimited number of books while supplies last.
Emilee from Deals of Sweetness shares her experience at their local Ryan's Buffet. See what her family and she thought in her Ryan's Buffet Review!
Are you ready to enter? 4 winners will each receive The Big Book of Savings! This giveaway begins on 10/19 and ends on 10/31 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be notified via email (consider adding dealsofsweetness@gmail.com to your "Safe List" as winning email notification will be sent from this email.) and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
  Disclosure: Emilee at Deals of Sweetness received complimentary product(s) or service(s) to facilitate her honest review. I received no compensation for this post. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  

Giani granite countertop paint kit Giveaway

Giani Granite Countertop Paint Giveaway

Welcome to the Giani granite countertop paint kit giveaway!

Host: Southern Mom Loves

Sponsor: Giani, Inc.

Holly at Southern Mom Loves had the chance to try out Giani's Granite Countertop paint. See how her counters turned out in the full review here.

One lucky reader is going to win a Granite Countertop paint kit in their color of choice! Choose from Sicilian Sand, Chocolate Brown, Bombay Black, White Diamond, Roma Red, Emerald Green, or Sapphire Blue! You can see all of the color choices on the Giani website.

Visit Giani to find Granite Countertop Paint kits along with their Liquid Stainless Steel kits and Nuvo Cabinet Paint kits to help you transform your entire kitchen or bathroom for less! 

This giveaway begins at 12:01am CST on 10/19/14 and ends at 11:59 pm CST on 11/2/14. Must be 18 years or older, open to US and CANADIAN residents only. Void where prohibited. One entrant per household. All entries will be verified. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply and claim the prize before a new winner is chosen.

Good Luck! Don't forget to bookmark this page to come back for the extra daily entries!

Disclaimer: The participating blogs were not compensated for this post and are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Giani, Inc. will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, or Pinterest. 

Contact southernmomloves@gmail.com if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lunch Break thermal bag and the Bracelets & Baubles container Giveaway

Welcome to the #MommyMeBirthdayBash Hosted by Mommy By Nurture This is one of 22 prizes up for grabs this month!

 To see all 22 prizes and their active dates to enter you can view the Mommy & Me Birthday Bash Event Page

 This giveaway is sponsored by Thirty One Consultant Emily Looney for our guests of honor Nichole and Davin of Mommy By Nurture. Event coordinator for the #MommyMeBirthdayBash is Tales From A Southern Mom. Thanks to Emily Looney, a consultant from Thirty-One, one lucky winner will receive both the Lunch Break thermal bag and the Bracelets & Baubles container, To see a review of both items from Mommy By Nurture you can CLICK HERE. Retail value is $45.   

  Terms of service: One person may enter per household, Open to the 48 Contiguous States age 18+. Void where prohibited. One winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries. Winner has 48hrs from time of contact email to reply or another winner must be chosen. Mommy By Nurture will need to provide the sponsor your full name, address, and phone number for shipping purposes. This information is never sold or given to anyone else. If you wish to sign up for any newsletter as an entry to the giveaway, your information will only be provided to the newsletter you signed up for and never sold or given away as well. We respect your privacy. Product will ship from sponsor and normally ships within 2-6 weeks. You may come back daily to get additional entries for the Daily Secret Word, Daily voting, or Tweets. Refer your friends for even more entries. Good luck!
Disclosure: This website was not compensated for this post. My website/blog is not responsible for fulfillment of this prize. Prizes will be shipped by each individual sponsor listed. This giveaway and post are not affiliated, endorsed, or sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or any other social media platforms. If you have any questions, or would like to see your product featured on Mommy By Nurture, in the next product review or giveaway, please contact Nichole at Mommy By Nurture