Friday, June 27, 2014

Custom Canvas Artwork Review

 The canvas comes from  Quality ingredients. They start with artisan-quality canvas, and use lifelong UV- and water-resistant inks. From there, they assemble your frame from artist-quality, kiln-dried fir stretcher bars. Then, their craftsmen use canvas stretching machines to ensure that your canvas is perfectly mounted. 

Cassandra's Review-  I uploaded a picture and used a free credit to make my canvas.  You go to the site and choose your photo and then go through your frame options and such, watch out what you add on because the price will go up.  I was able to order without problems. I was sent confirmation email both when I ordered and when the designer fixes and gets your photo prepared before creating it.  I was able to confirm that I liked the photo and did not wait long at all for shipping. I took some pictures of the product I received.  Would I spend the 53 dollars and some change on this if I was not getting it for free?  No, but only because I fail to see that this is something more then poster stapled to wood.  Again I am not a professional artist so my opinion is to be taken lightly.  I almost think that I could do this as a DIY project.  The photo did come out accurate and full of color. 

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.

Excelerol Extra Strength Review

Made in USA
Supports Memory,Focus,Concentration, & Alertness
Maximum Strength * Available Without A Prescription
Clinically Tested Ingredients
Compatible WIth Nuerodigital Pill Dispenser * 72 Capsule Supply
Liquid Filled Vegetarian Capsules *Staged Release * Vegetarian Vcaps
Supports memory, focus, concentration and alertness.

Vitamin B 12,Niacin (as Niacinamide),Guarana Extract,Kola Nut Extract,DMAE,Acetyl L-Carnitine Bacoppa Monnieri Extract,Peppermint Oil,Tulsi (Holy Basil) Extract,Green Tea Extract,Gingko Biloba Extract,Rhodiola Extract,Phosphatidylserine,L-Tyrosine,White Tea Extract,Black Tea Extract,Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine,Citicoline,Huperzine Extract, and Vinpocetine .

Take 2 capsules up to 3 times per day or as recommended by a health professional.

 Excelerol  is a new cutting edge nutraceutical dietary supplement. Excelerol supports memory, focus, concentration and alertness. The ingredients in Excelerol are backed by extensive clinical and scientific research. Several of the ingredients in Excelerol like citicoline and phosphatidylserine may be important chemical nutrients for the brain. Scientifically tested ingredients. The success stories are great and so are the results. 72 capsule supply. Packed in 12 convenient 6 capsule packs, in a POP display box.

Cassandra's Review-  The product is easy to swallow and you will see results fairly soon after taking.  I would drink plenty of water while taking this and also if you can not swallow a capsule, then this is not for you.  I would not break open and use.  It is great for people with allergen problems. Not everyone will have the same results and you should not use or buy these thinking they are going to give miracle results.

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.

Cover Reveal: A Murder of Magpies by Sarah Bromley – Guest Post and Giveaway #M9BFridayReveals

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for

A Murder of Magpies by Sarah Bromley

presented by Month9Books!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
Besides the dream of seeing your book in print, one thing so many authors daydream about is what the cover will look like. I come from an artistic background. My grandmother was a watercolorist, and I actually spent time in college as an art major before switching first to forensic pathology (don’t ask—it obviously didn’t last) and eventually English. As someone who’s visual, I was excited and, to be honest, nervous for what Month9Books would come up with as the design for the cover of A MURDER OF MAGPIES.
Georgia McBride asked for my input, which I know is rare because so often authors don’t get much say, if any, in their cover art, but I still didn’t know what to expect. Yet when I saw it, I adored my cover. How could there be any other cover for A MURDER OF MAGPIES? The design brings in details like the cobblestone roads of the book’s setting, Black Orchard, Wisconsin. I could imagine walking down that road in the fog and knowing someone was watching. The antique-style light plays off Vayda’s family’s business in the antiques trade as well as her ability to take emotion and turn it into electricity. Then the bird . . . I love the bird’s position as it is hunched over to peck at the ground as if uncovering a secret, and this is a story where everyone has secrets.
Winter in Black Orchard, Wisconsin, is long and dark, and sixteen-year-old Vayda Silver prays the snow will keep the truth and secrecy of the last two years buried. Hiding from the past with her father and twin brother, Vayda knows the rules: never return to the town of her mother’s murder, and never work a Mind Game where someone might see.
No one can know the toll emotions take on Vayda, how emotion becomes energy in her hands, or how she can’t control the destruction she causes. But it's not long before her powers can no longer be contained. The truth is dangerously close to being exposed, placing Vayda and her family at risk.
Until someone quiets the chaos inside her.
Unwanted. That's all Ward Ravenscroft has ever been. To cope, he numbs the pain of rejection by denying himself emotions of any kind. Yet Vayda stirs something in him. He can't explain the hold she has on him--inspiring him with both hope and fear. He claims not to scare easily, except he doesn't know what her powers can do. Yet.
Just as Vadya and Ward draw closer, she finds the past isn't so easily buried. And when it follows the Silvers to Black Orchard, it has murder in mind.
Title: A Murder of Magpies
Publication date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Sarah Bromley
Sarah Bromley lives near St. Louis with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She likes the quiet hours of morning when she can drink coffee in peace, stare into the woods behind her house, and wonder what monsters live there. When she's not writing or wrangling small children, she can be found volunteering at a stable for disabled riders.
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Dangerous Reflections by Shay West Book Tour and Giveaway

 Dangerous Reflections
Adventures of Alexis Davenport Series
Book One
Shay West
Genre: Young Adult/Teen Fantasy
Publisher: Booktrope
Date of Publication: June 23, 2014
Cover Artist: Shari Ryan

Book Description:

Alexis Davenport wants to go home. She hates her new school, her mother for moving her away from her friends, and her father for walking out. To make matters worse, Alex is haunted by images of strange girls reflected in her mirror. It’s bad enough juggling homework, a relentless bully, boys, and a deadbeat dad; now, she must save the world from an evil presence hell-bent on changing the past – and our futures. Who knew her A+ in history was going to be this important?


Alex finished quickly and hurried to wash her hands. She gazed at her reflection in the mirror. A blue 

scrunchy encircled her brownish-blond hair. Small tendrils had come free and framed her square face. 

Her hazel eyes were bloodshot. She had foregone make-up that morning and her face looked pale. Her 

father had always teased her about her plain features as well as her lack of a womanly figure. 

When Alex would retreat to her room in tears after yet another of Gary’s remarks about her looks, 

her mother would smooth her hair and say that her father had been kidding, that he really didn’t mean 

anything by the teasing. She would promise to talk to him and try to get him to stop.

Alex closed her eyes, hating that her mind was dredging up these awful memories. 

She finished washing her hands and looked back up at her reflection. Suddenly, the image in the 

mirror shifted. Alex was no longer looking at her own face.

The strange girl had dark hair in disarray around a very dirty face. Instead of hazel eyes, the girl in 

the mirror had bright blue eyes and they were as wide as they could possibly go.

The reflection looked strange. It wavered and moved. Like water.

Alex jumped as the door to the restroom opened. A little old lady entered and gave her a suspicious 

side-ways glance. Alex turned back to the mirror and found her own face in the reflection, her eyes wide 

and her face as white as a sheet.

I did not just see that other face in the mirror.

Shay West was born in Longmont, CO and earned a doctorate degree in Human Medical Genetics from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical. Dr. West currently livesin Grand Junction, CO with her two cats. When not writing novels, she plays with plushie microbes and teaches biology classes at Colorado Mesa University. She is the author of the Portals of Destiny series and the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series. She has also been published in several anthologies: Battlespace (military scifi), Orange Karen: Tribute to a Warrior (fundraiser), and Ancient New (steampunk/fantasy).

You can find Dr. West and more of her work at 

Tour giveaway
 1 - $25 Amazon Giftcard 
 1 – Paperback copy of Dangerous Reflections (US Only) 
 5 – Ebook copies of Dangerous Reflections 
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