Monday, March 24, 2014

YourNovel .Com Review and Giveaway

African Safari: Wild Life, Wild Loveis a personalized novel set on a luxury tent safari in Zambia, southern Africa.
Danger has always been part of the allure of going on African safari, and that is exactly what seems to await at every turn in this Fletcher Newbern novel that unfolds at several luxury tent resorts in remote Zambia in Southern Africa.
'Wild life' abounds as does 'wild love,' and not just from the wild animals. From plane rides to river trips to drive safaris over endless plains of wilderness, our starring couple spot magnificent animals and enjoy extraordinarily private moments, but trouble ensues when a crew of bad guys force our couple into the fray where they learn true lessons of life and love.
Regular pricing: PB - $49.95, w/photo $74.95; HB - $94.95, w/photo $119.95.

Be the star in your own personalized romance novel

Any couple can play the starring roles in these novels - as hero or heroine - how cool is that? With dozens of books and eBooks set in exotic locations around the world, there's something for everyone (even vampire, detective, golf and historical fiction). Our authors blend action and romance to produce fun, campy books for a one-of-a-kind gift or keepsake.
 Another Day in Paradise    

These are but a few examples of the many books you will find at the site and you can personalize them for a mild or wild story depending on your level of comfort.

Cassandra's Review- I love personalizing this product. The story I choose was written wonderfully and the option to make it with mild (not passed light kissing and hugging) made this the perfect book to gift a family member. I know that they will not cringe when reading it and actually have a fun with it.  You do have the option to choose a wild story which is rated R in my opinion but some people like it spicy and this is supposed to be for adult couples not children.   The stories are made so you feel like your actually in them and not just penciled in like a mad lib and that is what makes these so special. The cover and quality of the paperback that I received was perfect and the shipping was super fast. I would highly recommend purchasing one for the loved one in your life. 

I received a complimentary book to review. However, all opinions are my own.

Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment Review and giveaway

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

Acne Clarifying Treatment

Gentle, Effective Results.

Acne Clarifying Treatment is a two-in-one problem solver to help eliminate breakouts and minimize pore size. This formula is packed with beta hydroxy acid and SmartPeptide® to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and future breakouts. Oil-free, fragrance free and dermatologist tested.

Great skin after a stressful week can sometimes be a case of irony. Need a pick me up before the big date or having a stressful week that has wreaked havoc on your skin. Whether it is only a spot or more, Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment is formulated to help clean up sebum and minimize pore size. It's gentle, yet effective, meaning it won't irritate skin. Sometimes life brings a breakout and what you need is a problem solver.
Product uses company's patented SmartPeptideTM technology.
Experience the Benefits
Reduces the appearance of blemishes
Minimizes pore size
Keeps skin balanced

Fast absorbing

Patented SmartPeptide® technology that has skin calming properties, shown to help bind cellular toxins.*

Salicylic Acid
This anti-inflammatory, exfoliates dead skin cells to help reduce pore size and sebum build up.

A humectant that draws moisture to skin.

Active Ingredient
Salicylic Acid (1%) for acne treatment

Inactive Ingredients
Water (Aqua), SD Alcohol 40-B, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysilicone-11, Isohexadecane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Oligopeptide-10, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

Easy to Use Every Day

Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily on clean skin. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.

Cassandra's Review- This product has to me a little bit of a citrus smell. It tingled when applied. I like that it went on smooth and was little sticky when first applied but after it dried for me it took a half hour it left my skin feeling soft and refreshed. 

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

Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner & Preservative Review and Giveaway

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

Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner and Preservative was founded in 1951 in a garage in Denver, Colorado. Made with natural organic oils, it rejuvenates and restores all types of natural wood. Scott's Liquid Gold has been a trusted name in household care for generations. We bet your mom or grandmother had a can of Liquid Gold under the kitchen sink!. Scott's Liquid Gold makes high quality household products that are sold in stores across the US. Scott’s Liquid Gold has been in the same location since 1970 and is proud to be an American manufacturer.

Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner & Preservative is not a wood wax or wood polish. It is an unparalleled wood cleaner and preservative for furniture, cabinets and woodwork. Our time-tested wax-free, silicone-free, organic oil wood treatment enhances the color, grain and sheen of most naturally finished or unfinished wood while also protecting against cracking, warping and fading. It also cleans & shines stainless steel, chrome and brass better than any other product on the market.

10 oz. Aerosol Wood Cleaner & Preservative
Original Almond Fragrance
Time-tested organic oil formula, safely cleans, shines, dusts, restores, & preserves all natural or unfinished wood. Leaves no residue build-up. Contains no wax or silicones.

Time-tested organic oil formula wood cleaner
Safely cleans, shines and dusts wood
For use on all natural finished or unfinished wood surfaces
Original almond fragrance
Restores and enhances wood's natural color, grain and luster
Repels dust
Removes light wax buildups
Deep cleans new & antique wood furniture, cabinets, doors, paneling & woodwork
Replenishes wood's moisture, to protect against cracking, warping and fading
Brings out the true color of wood, lessening the appearance of nicks and scratches
Richens wood's tone by bringing back its natural color
Leaves no residue buildup
Maintains and preserves wood's beauty and prolongs its life
Cleans and restores shine on chrome, brass, stainless steel - all sorts of metal
Contains no wax, silicone, nuts or nut byproducts
Great for use as a stainless steel cleaner - restores shine; removes fingerprints, smudges and water spots; won't scratch surface. Can be used on refrigerators, sinks, dishwashers, oven fronts and fixtures

Directions: For light cleaning and dusting, spray sparingly on soft, clean, lint-free cloth and wipe over surface. For deep wood cleaning and preservation, spray liberally on cloth and spread evenly over surface. Buff dry with a clean cloth.
Cleans, protects, restores, preserves and beautifies furniture, cabinets, doors, paneling & woodwork. Use on finished or unfinished wood. Restores wood's natural color, grain & luster. Contains no wax, wood polish or silicone. Replenishes natural moisture. Protects against cracking, warping & fading. Lessens the appearance of nicks & scratches. Also cleans and shine stainless steel, chrome and brass better than any product on the market.
NOTE: Not for use on bleached wood, veneers, simulated wood or painted, waxed, synthetic (polyurethane), laminated or deteriorated finishes (including many surfaces in marine environments). To avoid uneven penetration on large surfaces, don't spray Scott's Liquid Gold directly on wood. Either spray on cloth as directed or use Scott's Liquid Gold pourable.
Cassandra's Review- The results are instant and amazing. I was extremely impressed with this product and would highly recommend it.  I can not wait to try it on other items in my home and enjoy the almond smell as it works.  I had the best result spraying directly on the drawer but you are supposed to spray onto a rag first.  

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

Create a collection using#ImBornTo for a chance to WIN a $5,000 eBay shopping spree #ad

Together with March of Dimes, we celebrate the potential in all. We believe everyone is born to be something great.
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How Does a FREE link to download the 12 original songs from Kakamega title album sound to you? Get it here

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The Kakamega Rainforest Musical is going to give you my lovely reader family a free link to download 12 original songs from Kakamega title album.  You do not have to enter a form as everyone who emails Shirley directly at   and mentions my  name "CASSANDRA" as buzz word  will then be sent  the free link.

I Like Giving by Brad Formosa #ad

   If you were inspired by this video feel free to leave me comments!


When you choose to live a generous life, you start to change the world around you. Something incredible happens when giving is our idea and not a duty or obligation.When you move from awareness to action, miracles happen. As you make giving a lifestyle, you’ll realize you’re not only loving life more, you’re also creating a more generous world—a better world for all of us.

Rich with inspiring stories and practical suggestions, I Like Giving helps you create a lifestyle of generosity. Here you’ll find:

· Giving—Something You Get to Do, Not Something You’ve Got to Do
· How to raise kids with a sensitivity to others’ needs
· That you don’t have to be a millionaire to make a difference
· Practical ideas for giving to people around you every day

I Like Giving is about experiencing the joy of giving. We all have something to give. Giving goes way beyond money or things. It can be a listening ear, a touch, or simply the gift of time. Giving is living.

I was not compensated for this post.

Brave The Outdoors M.O.O.N giveaway

ARV $180
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Solsti Prophecy

solstibanner Wicked Wind Born with the ability to command the wind, Nicole Bonham dispenses her own brand of vigilante justice in Chicago’s worst neighborhoods. Stealth and surprise are always on her side. Lash demon Gunnar prowls Earth and several supernatural realms to help maintain peace among the immortal species. His chance encounter with Nicole creates a hurricane of sparks between them, and he won’t rest until she is his. They race against time to solve a series of supernatural attacks in the city. Nicole’s true identity brings the attention of the crazed demon behind them, even as her passion for Gunnar binds them together, body and soul. Nicole has become the one thing Gunnar can’t live without. Yet facing their worst enemy may destroy her. Gunnar must put aside past tragedy and trust that through her ability and their bond, she has brought myth to life.

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Making daggers out of raindrops is only the tip of the iceberg for Brooke Bonham. As one of four women who can control the elements, her ability to manipulate water packs a deluge of potential. Eager to learn more, she’s frustrated at the precautions she must take to avoid the wrong kind of attention on Earth. Kai's duties as a Lash demon have kept him busy on Earth for nearly two hundred years. Fighting? He was born to do it. Females? They're drawn to him. And Earth? The perfect place for him to avoid supernatural bounty hunters. Though the two of them mix like oil and water, Kai senses that beneath Brooke’s frosty exterior hides a vortex of simmering passion. He’s determined to thaw his ice princess. Forced to work together in the immortal realm, they track a rogue Lash demon at the helm of a widespread kidnapping operation. All too soon, Kai’s dark past catches up to them. Time runs out as a second enemy, bent on revenge, vows to stop at nothing short of Brooke’s enslavement and Kai’s death. As they and their foes stalk each other in a demonic game of cat-and-mouse, will her evolving skills and their fledgling bond be enough to save them?

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About the author:

Sharon Kay was bitten early by the writing bug. At age twelve she wrote a short story, about a magic ring,that won a statewide Young Authors contest. With her nose always in a book, she read the most novels for her age group in her local library’s summer reading program. In her teens, writing took a back seat to fashion, as she was determined to find clothes different from what everyone else bought at the mall. And what she couldn’t find, she created. She learned to sew, worked in a fabric store after school, and spent her spare time with a needle in hand. Her black and orange prom dress is still one of her favorite creations. Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and didn’t expect to write again. But Wicked Wind and the Solsti series formed in her head one weekend and refused to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons. Sharon loves to hear from readers! You can find her at: Sharonkay.novels(at) Twitter: @sharonkaynovels