Saturday, January 11, 2014

Truths and Dares by Amity Hope Book Blitz



Exerpt

“Don’t take this the wrong way, but why are we up here?” I wondered as I glanced around 

the tree house.

“This is where we were the first time I realized I wanted to kiss you,” he said. “You were 

sitting right over there. I think we were twelve, maybe thirteen. It was one of the last times we 

came up here. Your hair was down. Usually, back then, you always wore it in a ponytail. But it 

was down and you were drinking a bottle of lemonade. You’d just gotten done shopping with 

Gabby at the mall. You were telling me about all of the different flavors of lip gloss you bought. 

I’d never cared about your lip gloss before. But that day,” he said with a low laugh, “that was 

all I could think about. In fact, that’s all I thought about for days. Maybe even years. I wanted to 

taste every damn one of those flavors.”

“Really?” I asked, unable to hide my surprise.

He nodded. “Did you think you were the only one that wanted that dare?”

I scrunched up my face as I made my admission. “About that…The dare wasn’t really 

Gabby’s idea.”

“Oh yeah?” he asked, feigning surprise.

“Yeah. It was probably pretty obvious, huh?” 

He shrugged but he was smiling. “That night, I just kept wishing that I’d kissed you sooner. 

Because I knew in the morning you were leaving. I was sure I’d never get the chance to kiss you 

again. But here you are.”

“Here I am,” I echoed.

Truths and Dares (Truths and Dares #1) by Amity Hope
Genre: YA Romance
Published: December 2nd, 2013
Publisher: Self Published


Somewhere in between playing in the sandbox and starting high school, Harper Monroe fell in love with her best friend. Seth Ryerson was the boy who lived next door. He was the boy who dared to give her her first kiss. He was the boy she cried over when her mother decided to uproot her from her hometown. He’s also the boy with a secret. 
When Seth finds out that Harper is coming back to town halfway through their senior year, he hates that he can’t be happy about it. Because Harper is the one person who knows the truth. And as far as Seth is concerned, the truth really doesn’t set you free.







The Author: 

Amity lives in beautiful northern Minnesota with her two sons, two cats and their Rottweiler. She has a degree in elementary education and worked in that field for ten years before deciding to self-publish. Her first self-published novel, Twisted, was listed by Amazon as a Top 100 Kids & Teens Kindle Book of 2012.


Skinny Jane "Weight Loss and Nutrition for Women" Review + Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
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SodaStream unveils Scarlett Johansson as its first-ever Global Brand Ambassador

SodaStream Unveils Scarlett Johansson as its First-Ever
Global Brand Ambassador

Airport City, Israel / Mount Laurel, N.J., – Jan. 11, 2013 – SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA) has signed actress Scarlett Johansson as its first-ever Global Brand Ambassador. Johansson, a Tony winner and four-time Golden Globe nominee, will become the face of a new marketing campaign for the world’s leading home carbonation system. The multi-year partnership will kick-off when SodaStream premieres its first ad featuring Johansson during Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2, 2014.
“We are thrilled to welcome the remarkably talented Scarlett Johansson into the SodaStream family,” stated Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of SodaStream. “Scarlett is a long-time user and genuine fan of our products, a role model for healthy body image and a champion for environmental responsibility, making her the perfect choice for our global ambassador. She truly embodies our brand values and we are honored to have her join our team.”
Johansson believes that being healthy is about commitment, determination, and self-empowerment. These core values emulate SodaStream’s mission to revolutionize the beverage industry by empowering people with easy-to-use, fun ways to enjoy better-for-you, better-for-the-environment bubbly beverages.
The actress has loved sparkling water since childhood, which led her to discover SodaStream. Now a loyal user for years, Johansson has a soda maker in her home and is an enthusiastic fan of the brand.
“I've been using the SodaStream products myself and giving them as gifts for many, many years,” said Johansson. “The company's commitment to a healthier body and a healthier planet is a perfect fit for me. I love that the product can be tailored to any lifestyle and palate. The partnership between me and SodaStream is a no brainer. I am beyond thrilled to share my enthusiasm for SodaStream with the world!!”
SodaStream empowers consumers to create their own carbonated beverages at home, just the way they like them. SodaStream soda mixes are available in over 100 flavors, and generally contain 2/3 less sugar, 2/3 less calories, no high-fructose corn syrup and no aspartame. With an innovative re-usable bottle, the SodaStream system drastically reduces the waste created by plastic bottles and cans; a true revolution in the way people consume carbonated drinks. The company is confident that in her role as Global Ambassador, Johansson will help consumers embrace home soda making as the future of the beverage industry.
About SodaStream
SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA) is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of home beverage carbonation systems, which enable consumers to easily transform ordinary tap water instantly into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water.  Soda makers offer a highly differentiated and innovative solution to consumers of bottled and canned carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water.  Our products are environmentally friendly, cost effective, promote health and wellness, and are customizable and fun to use.  In addition, our products offer convenience by eliminating the need to carry bottles home from the supermarket, to store bottles at home or to regularly dispose of empty bottles. SodaStream products are available at more than 60,000 retail stores in 45 countries around the world, including over 15,000 retail stores in the United States.  For more information please visit www.sodastream.com.
Forward Looking Statement
This release contains forward-looking statements, which express the current beliefs and expectations of management. Such statements are based on management's current beliefs and expectations and involve a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause our future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include risks relating to: our ability to expand into our target markets, including the United States; our ability to continue to develop or maintain our presence in retail networks; our ability to develop and implement production and operating infrastructure to effectively support our growth; the success of our marketing campaigns and media spending in terms of increased sales or increased product and brand name awareness; our ability to maintain our customer base in markets where we have an established presence; the risks associated with our reliance on exclusive arrangements for the distribution of our home beverage carbonation systems and consumables in each of the markets in which we use third-party distributors; our ability to compete effectively with other companies which currently offer, or may offer in the future, competing products; potential product liability claims if any component of our home beverage carbonation systems is misused; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; our being found to have a dominant position in certain markets which may place limits on our ability operate; risks associated with our being subject to fluctuations in currency exchange rates; our potential exposure to greater than anticipated tax liabilities; our products being subject to extensive governmental regulation in the markets in which we operate; adverse conditions in the global economy which could negatively impact our customers' demand for our products; and other factors detailed in documents we file from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
About the Super Bowl ad production:
Agency:
Humanaut 
Titles: 
Director: Bryan Buckley 
Creative Director: Alex Bogusky / David Littlejohn 
Copywriter: David Littlejohn 
Art Director: Stephanie Galabert 

MEDIA CONTACTS
Corbis Entertainment +1-818-982-3505
Los AngelesMonica M. Jaramillomonica.jaramillo@corbis.com
New YorkVenessa Correavenessa.correa@corbis.com 
SODASTREAM CONTACT
Yonah Lloyd  +972-3-976-2462
Chief Corporate Development and Communications Officer
yonahl@sodastream.com
SOURCE SodaStream International Ltd.

 Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for SodaStream 
 unveils Scarlett Johansson as its first-ever Global Brand Ambassador





































Bedding and Underwear by Wearever Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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Support Defeat Diabetes Foundation with Wearever Purchases this December
 
A portion of proceeds from sales of select Wearever products will benefit nonprofit Defeat Diabetes Foundation this December. Wearever has partnered with Defeat Diabetes Foundation to raise funds that will further support the organization’s focus on the prevention, early identification and self-management of diabetes.
 
Wearever will be donating 10 percent of sales in December from all purchases of select product lines to DDF. This includes all sizes, styles, colors and purchases in singles, three-packs and six-packs from the Wearever Women's Incontinence Panties line, Wearever Men's Incontinence Briefs line, and the Wearever Socks by Buster Brown line. To learn more, visit www.WeareverUS.com. 


Cassandra's Review- I was impressed with the quality and durability of these products. I like that the bedding is a nice thickness and does not feel itchy. I can use it for changing a baby and the younger kids at night. Also good for the times of the month when needed for women and when you can not make it to the toilet. I love the Underwear because they are comfortable and pretty. I can feel confident wearing them and would highly recommend this and other products that WeareverUS has available. 
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