Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Baby Shusher Giveaway Starts at 1 AM Jan.16th Ends 1-30-14 US 18+ Enter Here

Welcome to the Baby Shusher Giveaway!!
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Sponsored By: Babyshusher.com
This "sleep miracle" is the thing that every parent is looking for in the middle of the night when nothing is working to calm your baby down. It gives a rhythmic shushing sound in timed sessions to help calm and comfort even the hardest to settle babies. Can be used from birth and many parents take it to the hospital with them.
To see more about the Babyshusher read Tales From A Southern Mom full review here.
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Thank you so much for entering to win here at Cassandra M's Place, This would be a great gift for my family as well. I hope you win!
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Giveaway Details:
Date: 01/16/14 thru 01/30/14
Prize: One lucky reader will win their very own Baby Shusher (ARV 35.99)
Open to US residents only. Must be 18+ to enter.
How to Enter:
Enter using the Entry Form below.
By entering you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions listed on the Entry Form.
All winning entries will be verified. Winner will receive an email from Jennifer at talesfromasouthernmomof3@gmail.com and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Good Luck and thanks for entering.
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D-Nine Book review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
D-Nine
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/396496

What if you wake up one day and found out that you are of the opposite gender?

James is suffering from bouts of headache and the latest one gives him an experience of a life-time. He gets to become a girl but it comes with a price, his or rather her life is in constant danger as assassins hunt after her. He needs to find out who is behind this before his and her life becomes forfeited. In the midst of adventure he also needs to face with another difficult situation, love from another guy. Will he survives the conspiracy or death is a welcome solution to his forbidden love.










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Magus Tor

A doctor by day and game designer (and writer) by night, Magus Tor hopes to be able to turn the tables and become a game designer by day and doctor by night! He has written four books despite English being his not-so-favourite subject at school. 

Magus Tor enjoys writing because it is fun putting the fantasy he has in his crazy mind into words others can read and share. He started writing in 2008 as a challenge to himself, because English was his worst subject in his schooling years, and writing wasn't his forte at all. He completed his first book New Dawn with the help of friends and colleagues in 2008. After that, there were two years of silence as his busy life caught up with him. In 2010, he managed to complete his second book titled D-Nine, based on a playing card game he designed himself. Later in 2012, he finished writing his third book called The Phantom of Misery Sea and got it published in 2013.

Magus Tor is a man of many hobbies, he spends a lot of his free time day-dreaming, designing games, playing games, watching anime, reading books, and occasionally writing. He had three iphone games available on Apple Appstore, namely: 'Up and Down', 'D'urtle' and 'X-Match it'.

Currently, he is still working as a medical doctor, but hopefully in the future he can work full-time as a game designer with practicing medicine as a hobby.

Visit http://magustor.weebly.com to see more of his work.


Cassandra's Review-  A world of fun that will entrap you and take you for a ride of fantasy greatness. It is worth the short time it takes to read and very enjoyable as well.


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.

Shaking Behind the Microphone, Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking Review + Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
A portion of Shaking Behind the Microphone, Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking proceeds are donated to Jr. Achievement

Do you suffer from the fear of public speaking? You are not alone. In the book, Shaking Behind the Microphone: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking, Jill Vanderwood shares her story of being terrified to speak in public. She now speaks to groups and teaches workshops without fear. You will read about others who struggle with this common fear; those who had a choice to either learn public speaking or risk losing their job. Learn tips from experts; read about kids who learned public speaking at an early age, and stories from performers who tell others how to perform without fear. You will also acquire untraditional solutions for overcoming fear and anxiety. Taking steps toward overcoming the fear of public speaking will put you on the road to living a better life.

Jill Ammon Vanderwood is a mother and grandmother who wants to make a difference for the youth of today. She spends much of her time visiting schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, drug rehabs and church groups.

With six published books, Jill is the winner of the Leauge of Utah Writer's, Writer of the Year Award for 2008. Her book, What's It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, by the Way They Live has won the 2009 National Indie Excellence Award in the Green category and the Teen Development Award in the Pre-teen Nonfiction category, the USA Book News--Best Books Award and the Silver Quill award from the League of Utah Writers.

Jill's book, Drugs Make You Un-Smarter is co-authored with her fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Savanna Peterson and won the National Mom's Choice Award, Indie Excellence Award and the Golden Quill from the League of Utah Writers.

In 2013 she published her first adult anthology, Shaking Behind the Microphone: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking.

Jill teaches writing and marketing workshops and is available as a guest speaker for writers conferences, business groups and college courses.

Jill loves spending time with her family, going camping, traveling, quilting and she tries to write something every day.

You can visit the author on the web at: www.jillvanderwood.com

Cassandra's Review-  To take time to read something that can change your life in even the smallest way is a great thing. When you pick up a copy of this book your doing just that. It will not only help, heal and make you laugh, but it will inspire you asl well. I was pleased to read through this with all kinds of good feelings and emotions pouring out. In the end I feel that it will help and it is the kind of book that you can pass to a family member or friend and just know that your doing something great for them.



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.

Vitamin C Serum Review

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


Organic Vitamin C Serum *PLUS the ebook Anti-Aging Naturally * Vitamin C Serum is recommended by Dr Oz for anti-aging *Best face and skin serum for anti-wrinkles *Highest dose of Vitamin C available *Enhanced with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Gota Kola, Witch Hazel & Dandelion *100% Botanical *Money Back Guarantee


Dr. Oz and leading plastic surgeons endorse Vitamin C for anti-aging, anti-wrinkles, and for taking decades off your face.
Safer than a chemical peel and cheaper than a facelift. Vitamin C can give similar results.
Applying vitamin C to the skin is up to 20 times more effective than taking it orally.
Highest concentration of Vitamin C available at approximately 20%. If we added more the product would be runny and not absorb as well.
No parabens. No chemicals. No preservatives. No Formalin. No Formaldehyde. No Phthalates. No Petro-chemicals No GMO. No Triclosan. No Fragrance. No Colors. Not tested on animals. No wrinkles. No worries.
Indications
Vitamin C Serum is for those wanting to look younger naturally, without harsh chemicals or surgeries. Plastic surgeons agree Vitamin C helps reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate skin. Use Vitamin C Serum for fine wrinkles, sun spots and photo damaged skin. Those of us who want to look beautiful, stop the aging process and reverse fine lines and wrinkles, while firming our skin need Vitamin C Serum for face. We can greatly reduce aging safely and naturally through organic Vitamin C Serum.

Ingredients
(98% Naturally Derived /72% Organic) Ingredients: Deionized Aqua (Water), Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Carbomer (thickener), Arginine, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol (found naturally in green tea and chicory), Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin (Vegetable oil), Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola Extract), Organic Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Plant Extract), Organic Pelagonium Gravoleons (Geranium Extract), Organic Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Extract).

Directions
Massage a small amount of organic Vitamin C Serum on your face in the mornings for protection all day. Vitamin C will be absorbed for up to 72 hours. Let it dry completely before adding moisturizer. It can be used with AHA. When used with sunscreen it can provide almost 100% photo-protection.




Organic Vitamin C Serum: Dr. Oz Recommended for Healthy Beautiful Skin
You eat an organic diet, use an organic skincare
-Fades sunspots, dark spots & discolorations
-Prevents free radicals
-Helps Collagen tighten skin
-Fine lines & wrinkles are less noticeable within 2-6 months (results vary)
-Works for up to 72 hours: Does not wash off

Finest Ingredients
-Some use Sodium Lauryl Sulphate. We use Dandelion
-Vegan hyaluronic acid base to plump skin cells
-Dandelion Extract: Skin toner cleanses & improves skin
-Aloe: Healing & soothing
-Gotu Kola Extract: For burns, wounds & stretch marks
-Horsetail Plant: Strengthens tissue
-Geranium: Sebum production for a balance of dry & oily skin

Highest Quality
-Highest concentration of Vitamin C (if you add more it is unstable & runny)
-PH Balanced
-Plant Based
-No parabens, chemicals, preservatives, formaldehyde, phthalates, Triclosan, GMO, Fragrance or Colors
-No animal testing

Packaging
-Double wrapped: 1 oz Bottle w/ phenolic cap


Cassandra's Review -  I have not used this product long enough to give you a long detailed review. I can let you know that the packaging was basically a bubble wrapped product in a bubble type mailer. The bottle is glass.  There is a smell but it is not unpleasant, more of like a face masque. It is kinda creamy for a texture and applies really well. depending on the amount used it can dry really fast. 
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.





SambaMD Back Relief Wheelchair Cushion Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
SambaMD Back Relief Wheelchair Cushion 
Helps alleviate pressure points and protect skin, underneath buttocks
Helps reduce back stiffness, ache, pain, spasm and fatigue
helps support the back and improve sitting posture
Helps reduce stress, tension and fatigue in lower back
Helps reduce pressure on coccyx and prostate gland


According to American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 30% American adults are afflicted by back pain. Wheelchair users are often among those who suffer from back pain, because sitting is a leading cause for back pain, second only to heavy weight lifting, according to Workers Safety and Insurance Board.

Our body is not built to remain still for prolonged periods. As soon as we sit still for twenty minutes, the deep stabilizing muscles in our lower back will begin to tense up, which often leads to stiffness, pain and fatigue in the lower back. Furthermore, physical inactivity of sitting has been linked with many health issues including poor equilibrium, obesity, cardio vascular disease, even cancer and premature death.

We all know the importance of physical activity to our body. However, all traditional wheelchair cushions, including higher end ROHO and Jay cushions, have been primarily designed for users who have lost their core stability. They do not accommodate the wheelchair users’ need to move while sitting in wheelchairs, often proven to be sub-optimal in sitting comfort to the majority of wheelchair users who do have core stability and who’s body need to avoid physical inactivity during prolonged sitting.

To improve sitting comfort and prevent back stiffness, pain and fatigue, wheelchair users must prevent their deep stabilizing muscles from tensing. Their wheelchair cushions must be able to accommodate their body's need to move.

If your back can’t stop fidgeting while sitting, your back is telling you that it is not getting the right seating device it needs, it needs to move and it needs a dynamic seat that can move with them and even encourage them to move during prolonged sitting.

SambaMD™ adjustable skin protection E2622 wheelchair cushion has been especially designed to provide the dynamic seating for those wheelchair users who want to prevent their deep stabilizing muscles from tensing and want to reduce or prevent back pain. Most wheelchair users who have tried SambaMD™ cushion have found SambaMD™ cushion far more comfortable than other high-end wheelchair cushions that are in the $300 to $700 price range.

SambaMD™ wheelchair cushion has been proven for reimbursement or $300 - $310 under E2622 by Medicaid and Medicare.

It is not only proven to help wheelchair users reduce and prevent back stiffness, pain and fatigue, it also helps wheelchair users relieve pressure/pain on coccyx and hemorrhoid or prostate while sitting.

With SambaMD™, you literally get double performance over traditional higher-end wheelchair cushions. \



Important instruction for comfort test and initial inflation: 
- 1x light puff of air for SambaMD wheelchair seat. For most users, LESS (in inflation) is MORE in comfort. 
- after initial comfort test, you may slightly reduce or increase the inflation in either device to obtain best personalized comfort 

- SambaMD wheelchair seat MUST be tested in a wheelchair ONLY. It is NOT designed for and should NOT be tested in any other chairs or seats, including wheeled scooters. 
- the SambaMD must be placed flat in the wheelchair with its zipper side facing towards the back of the wheelchair
- you may use either side of the seat to in contact to your body (leather side for water proof property and 3D fabric side for improved air circulation), however you MUST make sure that the memory foam is ON TOP of the air controlled the ergonomic core. The crescent cut of air core MUST be placed towards to the zipper of the seat. 


Cassandra's Review-  The durability and quality makes this product worth buying. You adjust your comfort level with a simple few breaths. I know how hard it is to sit comfortably in a wheelchair for a period of time but this is a great investment to help relieve some of the pain. The actual design and fabric are really easy to use and clean.  The update-  This product will provide pain relief  as a benfit to the great posture support!
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Lavished Grace Giveaway Enter Here US 18+

Lavished Grace Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Sponsored by Lavished Grace

Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Thank you so much for entering to win at Cassandra M's Place
Lavished Grace The beautiful beads in Lavished Grace's Paper Bead Jewelry are handmade by the women in Uganda, Africa with recycled magazine paper. Through the sale of their beautiful jewelry, these women can feed and house their families, send their children to school, receive medical care, and look forward to a more hopeful future. The process of making this jewelry is very unique! It takes about one day to make a full necklace strand. Because they are handmade they will all look a little different and may even have slightly different lengths. One thing is certain - no two are alike! Lavished Grace Giveaway Through a purchase from Lavished Grace, you are not only helping the women who make the jewelry but also the family behind Lavished Grace as they raise funds to adopt a child from Uganda. Read more about this and what Emilee at Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness thought in her review of Lavished Grace's Paper Bead Jewelry.
About the prize: One lucky winner will receive a paper bead necklace and 3 paper bead bracelets!
About the giveaway: This giveaway begins on 1/15 and ends on 1/29 at 11:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
  Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may be different than yours. Cassandra M's Place  is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Eve Hallows Blog Tour Giveaway and Interview

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  eve hallows shiversEVE HALLOWS AND THE BOOK OF SHIVERS (BOOK 3) So far, Eve's summer vacation has been uneventful, but when her grandparents—traveling all the way from the monster world known as Gravesville—appear at her doorstep, she learns that the URNS Director has gone missing. Worse, a new director, bent on destroying humans, has taken over URNS. Eve and her family are no longer safe in the human world, and as they race to escape this new threat, Eve stumbles into a trap, which forces her back to Gravesville along with her family and friends. But once there, everything goes adorably wrong, and her best chance to get out of this mess is to seek out The Book of Shivers and the elusive author Sedrick Creach—the only creature who knows the secrets of the Nightmare Books. Unfortunately for Eve, searching for Sedrick and the next book in the series will reveal uncomfortable details about her own murky past. Once again, Eve and her friends find themselves on an incredible adventure—one that involves underground battles with bloodthirsty creatures, a lightning-fueled train, and some unexpected new allies. Hilarious and bone-chilling, this third book continues the story of an unlikely hero trying to save not one, but two worlds … This time around, though, Eve's not sure she can even save herself.
 
EVE HALLOWS AND THE BOOK OF SHRIEKS (BOOK 1) For fourteen-year-old Eve Hallows, life can be summed up in one word—horrible. She has the most horrible friends. She lives in a horrible old castle. Even her family is a bunch of horrible monsters. However, in the monster-inhabited world of Gravesville—a world where messages are sent through Ouija boards, jack-o’-lanterns get facials to suit their moods, and the worst thing Eve has to deal with are those annoying zombie tourists who overrun her favorite graveyard during the Halloween season—horrible means wonderful. And everything for Eve is perfectly horrible. But her life is about to go head over heels when a mysterious group known as The Source starts terrorizing Gravesville. Now she must move to the human world—where everything is opposite ... and for Eve, that's absolutely adorable! Praise for Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks:
"Move over, Neil Gaiman’s CORALINE and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK … make room, Lemony Snicket’s A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS … you’ve got company and competition for shelf space!" -- THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW"WOW! What an absolutely horrible book (horrible meaning fantastic!) ... This book was laugh out loud funny. I loved when Mom accidentally turned people to stone. Dad's crazy attempts at running a pizza store were just hysterical." -- KIDS 'N' BOOKS "This is the perfect book to be read aloud, read at night under the covers or simply devoured in one sitting. Robert Gray’s Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks simply shines with all of its fun creepiness, compelling characters and stellar writing. A MUST read for any MG fan!" -- WORD SPELUNKING "Eve Hallows is highly imaginative without being too complex for its target audience. Fall in love with Eve, her friends and her family of adorable monsters. Lose yourself in a light read that will remind you of those days when your English teacher just want you to read something, anything. This book is it. The one that you wish you read when you were in grade school." -- JOYOUS READS "Overall, this book was fantastic. It presents an admirable role model as well as a strong family unit which will benefit young readers. When so many books right now have presented teens in a not-so-flattering light, it is so wonderful to find a book like this one." -- BOOK COVER JUSTICE
EVE HALLOWS AND THE BOOK OF SHADOWS (BOOK 2) Ever since encountering The Source and its minions on Halloween, Eve Hallows has found life surprisingly quiet … not to mention adorably boring! So when Dad receives a Ouija message that she must return to Gravesville, Eve couldn't be happier—at least until she discovers the Director of URNS, also known as the Grim Reaper, has a special job for Eve … one that will lead her to New York City and to the true identity of The Source.With The Book of Shrieks offering zero help and a new URNS agent driving the school boys—and Eve!—crazy, Eve's beginning to realize this whole saving-the-world nonsense isn't what it's cracked up to be.All this and she still has to find The Book of Shadows....
Praise for Eve Hallows and the Book of Shadows: "This book was perfectly horrible! Horrible meaning amazingly awesome, of course. Eve's world once again sucked me in and would not let go until this part of Eve's story was finished" -- LILI LOST IN A BOOK "This is a perfect combination of YA, Horror, Paranormal and Fun!" -- BOOK LOVERS PARADISE "I love love love Eve. She's a strong, awesome, female character that I would be delighted to recommend to any little girl. (No sexism at play here, boys will love this book too!)" — MUST READ FASTER "I absolutely love this series and cannot wait to keep reading the fun adventures of Eve Hallows. Mr Gray has such a fantastic style of writing and his books are such fascinating tales, that everybody should read them for the fun factor. The topsy turvy lingo, adorable creatures and imaginative Gravesville, make one horrible book." — TURNER'S ANTICS  
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robert grayAuthor Robert Gray Robert Gray is a writer. If that job description doesn’t impress you, how about fantasy writer? Too general? Well, he doesn’t get insulted if you call him a horror writer. If horror’s not your thing, then scratch out horror and replace it with suspense. And for the kiddies, you can slap on a YA or MG in front of that title. Gray lives in Bushkill, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.


Here is an interview with Robert Gray

The idea for the Nightmare Series came about five years ago when my daughter asked me to write her a story. Her requirements were that the main character had to be a girl, and the story must have lots of monsters. With that in mind, I created Eve Hallows, a human teenage girl who lives with her adopted monster family in a world called Gravesville. 
Coming up with the storyline was a little bit trickier, mostly because I had no clue what problem I wanted my hero to solve. I began by writing random scenes until I got to know my main characters really well. After that, I found the story I wanted to tell, which later became EVE HALLOWS AND THE BOOK OF SHRIEKS.
Originally, I planned to write the one book, and then switch back to an adult novel I'd been tinkering with. But it turned out that Eve, her family, and her strange world were just too big for one story. Now, five years later, I'm writing the fourth and final book in the series. And let me tell you, it's been so much fun living in this world and spending time with all of these quirky characters.

  Blog Tour Giveaway Details $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 2/8/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

Ozeri Duo Ultra Salt and Pepper Mill and Grinder, Stainless Steel Review

 

Ozeri Duo Ultra Salt and Pepper Mill and Grinder, Stainless Steel




Durable eco-friendly ceramic mechanism easily grinds peppercorns, salt and spices
Seasons accurately with dual adjustable ceramic grinding mechanisms for salt and pepper that adjusts from fine to coarse
Features an elegant stainless-steel exterior with an ergonomic non-slip grip
Uniquely designed easy-refill system prevent spillage
Transparent container makes monitoring pepper level easy and reveals the grinding action; Satisfaction Guaranteed

The Ozeri Duo Ultra Salt & Pepper Grinder utilizes a powerful eco-friendly ceramic gears and a space-saving design that combines salt and pepper chambers in one grinder. The Ozeri Duo boasts high quality stainless steel and an ergonomic non-slip grip for ease of use. The removable lid includes a slider to provide easy access to the salt and pepper chambers while minimizing spillage common to other products. The Ozeri Duo Ultra also features two adjustable knobs that precisely adjust the grind to your liking.


Cassandra's Review - I love this product because it is easy to use and refill. I love that it makes the perfect grind , meaning it will not send a huge chunk of seasoning into your food. I would grind on a paper towel or something other then your food at first so that you can get use to it and can make your own perfect portion. It is also fun for the older kids to use. I would highly recommend. 







Fractured Heart book giveaway enter here

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April from Pixie Dust Savings had the chance to review Fractured Heart by Krsytle Lewallen. Read her full review here. The book is about a girl persevered through many struggles and along the way found the true heart Healer! fractured-heart-book-review
Book Title: Fractured Heart Book Author: Krystle Lewallen Book Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction Number of Pages: 293 pgs. Publisher: Krystle Lewallen ISBN-10: 0615928331 scrollwork Krystle Lewallen has agreed to give away a couple of her book to one lucky reader! Good luck!! a Rafflecopter giveaway