Saturday, January 31, 2015

LITTLE JIMMY SAYS "SAME IS LAME" by Jimmy Vee Blog tour and 20. Amazon GC Giveaway

"It is your uniqueness that's really the seed. Embrace it! Exploit it! And you will Succeed."

Little Jimmy is a small guy with a BIG mission... help people realize how special they really are.

Why is everyone trying so hard to fit in when there is so much uniqueness to celebrate?

Jump in and follow the miniature ringmaster through his circus-inspired world of weird, where normal is ordinary, and ordinary is boring.

In these fun-filled pages you'll discover what makes you unique and why being different is actually cool.

So hurry, hurry! Come one, come all! Step right up. Kids of all ages, shapes and sizes are welcome and special in Little Jimmy's wondrous and wacky world.

Read this book and prepare to be amazed at what you see in the mirror the next time you take a look!


Short Excerpt since this is children’s Book:

Because I am different, it makes me feel proud.

I'd rather stand out than blend in with the crowd.

Jimmy Vee is known around the world as the Five Foot High Marketing Guy. He is living proof that big things really do come in small packages. He is a savvy CEO, a loving husband, a funny father, a bestselling business book author, a sought-after advertising copywriter, a wannabe musician, a master magician, a stand-up comedian and a stiff-lipped ventriloquist.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Epica 3-Piece Ash Bucket Set Review

This intelligently designed set lets you scoop out and store several weeks' worth of ashes, then stash the shovel right on the side, so you'll always know where to find it.
6 Gallon Bucket with Lid

No need to make a trip to the garbage can every time you clean your fireplace. This generously sized bucket holds up to 6 gallons; and because it's made of fireproof metal, you don't even have to wait for the embers to cool down. The lid helps prevent messy spills and keeps stored ashes neatly out of sight.
12.5"L x 4.5"W Shovel Stores On Board

Cleaning out ash is fast and easy with a 4.5"W scoop and maneuverable 12.5" long handle. When your task is done, slide the shovel into its own storage pocket on the side of the bucket, ready for the next time.
Classic Black Metal Styling

The Epica Ash Bucket Set is designed to be stationed conveniently at the side of the hearth, where it lends its timeless good looks to any fireplace decor. The matte black finish metal bucket is complemented with a sturdy metal handle and wooden grip that makes carrying more comfortable.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- The bucket is sturdy and can hold a lot of ashes. I did not worry about it tipping. It can get hot if you put hot ash, so make sure the kids are not playing with it.  You can store so much in it with the great lid.  The shovel is the perfect size and keeps the ashes from dropping all over.

Cover Reveal: Gods of Chaos (Daughter of Chaos #2) by Jen McConnel #M9BFridayReveals

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Gods of Chaos

The gods of chaos cannot be trusted.
When Darlena Agara declared to follow Red Magic last fall, she had no idea what she was getting into. Since then, however, she’s had a crash course in danger, deceit, and destruction. In an effort to gain an ally, Darlena heads to Scotland in search of another Red Witch, but she didn’t count on the new obstacles (and crazy gods) that await her.
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Title: Gods of Chaos (Daughter of Chaos #2)
Publication date: March 31, 2015
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Author: Jen McConnel

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Jen McConnel now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. When she isn’t crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches writing composition at a community college. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wildfire Creek by Shirleen Davies 15. Amazon GC Giveaway

Book Description
“A passionate story of rebuilding lives and working to find a place in the wild frontier during the years following the American Civil War. A rugged, heartwarming story of choices and love in the continuing saga of Redemption Mountain.”
Luke Pelletier is settling into his new life as a rancher and occasional Pinkerton Agent, leaving his past as an ex-Confederate major and Texas Ranger far behind. He wants nothing more than to work the ranch, charm the ladies, and live a life of carefree bachelorhood.
Ginny Sorensen has accepted her responsibility as the sole provider for herself and her younger sister. The desire to continue their journey to Oregon is crushed when the need for food and shelter keeps them in the growing frontier town of Splendor, Montana, forcing Ginny to accept work as a server in the local saloon.
Luke has never met a woman as lovely and unspoiled as Ginny. He longs to know her, yet fears his wild ways and unsettled nature aren’t what she deserves. She’s a girl you marry, but that is nowhere in Luke’s plans.
Complicating their tenuous friendship, a twist in circumstances forces Ginny closer to the man she most wants to avoid—the man who can destroy her dreams, and who’s captured her heart.

Believing his bachelor status firm, Luke moves from danger to adventure, never dreaming each step he takes brings him closer to his true destiny and a life much different from what he imagines.


“Hold it right there.”

Ginny froze, not recognizing the deep growl coming from behind her.
“Put your hands up and turn around.”

She did as he asked, her heart pounding, wondering if someone had slipped by Hank to come in the front door. Slowly she turned, raising her eyes to meet those of the man holding a gun on her. Her breath caught at the sight of Luke, his face hard, his mouth in a thin line. She could see the instant recognition dawned. He lowered the gun in a quick motion and slammed it into the holster.

“What the hell are you doing here? And why are you dressed like that?”

She swallowed the hard lump in her throat and took in a shuttering breath, anger replacing the fear she’d felt.

“You scared the daylights out of me,” she hissed and pulled the hat off her head, exposing soft brown wisps of hair which had escaped the loose bun.

He held his ground, taking in the sight of her in men’s trousers, a too big shirt haphazardly tucked inside and held together by a wide leather belt. The coat he’d given her covered the ridiculous outfit. He let his gaze wander over her, his eyes softening at the same time his body tightened—a reaction he was powerless to control.
“I asked what you’re doing here, sneaking around the house. Stealing?”

“I am not stealing,” she threw back at him. “I work here.”

“What?” His voice took on a hard edge as his eyes narrowed, signaling his disbelief.

“Dax and Rachel hired me to take on Bernice’s job.”

He took a step forward, then thought better of it, crossing his arms over his chest, planting his feet shoulder width apart. Frustration warred with the desire he felt toward her. This was not what he’d expected to come home to—Ginny living at the ranch. It slammed into him that he’d see her every day, obliged to be around her, and forced to fight his constant attraction toward her. His jaw hardened as he processed the implication of her new position. He didn’t like it. Not one bit.

“We’ll see about that.” He turned and stormed from the room, walking into the study, slamming the door behind him.


Shirleen Davies writes romance—historical, contemporary, and romantic suspense. She grew up in Southern California, attended Oregon State University, and has degrees from San Diego State University and the University of Maryland. During the day she provides consulting services to small and mid-sized businesses. But her real passion is writing emotionally charged stories of flawed people who find redemption through love and acceptance.  She now lives with her husband in a beautiful town in northern Arizona.

A few words from the Author:

Why we’re so Taken by the American West and the Cowboy Way of Life Cowboys have always conjured up visions of a simpler way of life where honesty and commitment are valued, good triumphs over evil, integrity helps define a person, and speaking the truth rather than being politically correct is a way of life. This especially holds true for those who read historical western romance. Today, many of these traits have been beaten down, passed over, and denigrated to the point it’s hard to identify people who possess what seemed basic within the Cowboy culture. Cowboys represent a way of life that many have watched fall from grace as being too old fashioned or old-school. I, for one, don’t believe this hogwash. The Cowboy culture is still just as necessary today, maybe more so, than at any previous time. It is the same culture that sustained our men and women of the Greatest Generation during World War II, and it may behoove us to consider honoring these qualities again in a time when many feel we’ve lost our way. No matter how much our way of life has changed since those days, surmounting the challenges we face as human beings—the trivial and mundane as well as the great and life altering—still demands strength of spirit, courage, dedication, discipline, and honor. A man of discipline may once have been the sort of man you could count on to rise with the sun each and every day to do the hard work of keeping his ranch running. Now, a man with the same quality is one you can count on to be diligent at his craft, attentive to his family, and fastidious with his habits. A man with honor, a man of his word, is admirable whether the year is 1940 or 2015. Having an attitude of self-sufficiency and determination got the men of the past through difficulties foreign to us now, but those are the same qualities that get today’s self- sufficient men to fix their own cars and houses, and keep their heads above water in times of personal turmoil. Virtues like these are what really lie at the heart of Cowboy culture. They’re universal, and though they may be expressed differently from year to year, they’ll never go out of style.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Rough Edges

Rough Edges by Kimberly Krey Divorced mother, Allie Emerson, never imagined she’d be raising two teenage girls on her own. Between parenting and paying the bills, she hasn’t even thought about meeting a man. That changes once she hears local carpenter, Braden Fox, is in need of a secretary. Back in high school, Allie had done all she could to deny the sparks burning between her and Braden; perhaps now they could explore the possibilities. Braden has heard all about what Terrance did to Allie and the girls, has been planning to stop by and see how she’s getting along, but Allie beats him to it by showing up at his shop in search of a job. Her single visit reignites the old flame Braden used to torch for her; trouble is, old feelings of resentment return as well. Allie did choose Terrance over him, after all. And as much as Braden wants Allie in his life, he’s not sure he can open his heart again. With this second chance at romance, will the bumps in their relationship be too much to get over, or will this carpenter learn to smooth out the past?
  Praise for Rough Edges "Kimberly Krey never fails to truly amaze and captivate my heart ... She has done it yet again with this heart stopping journey of a second chance at a once in a lifetime love." ~Amber @ Wonderings of One Person "An utterly charming romance!" ~Jamie Brook Thompson   add to goodreads Excerpt Their eyes met once more, and a shot of heat flooded his chest like a liquid bolt of lightening, forcing his pulse to rush. “I’ve missed you,” he blurted. Her eyes widened in response, and Braden wondered if he’d been too bold. He’d hardly meant to speak it. It’d been more of a thought. A longing, really. At last she nodded. “Yeah,” she said, her voice soft and low. “I … I’ve been wondering about you too. How you’ve been over the years. I kept asking Terrance who you were dating. If you were close to marrying anyone…” Her words drifted off for a breath, but then she spoke up again. “You admitted that you’d turned down our offers to come to dinner and catch up.” She studied him for a moment, a challenge presented in her gaze. “All those years. Why didn’t you just come?” “You know why.” He’d nearly spoken over her, but he couldn’t help it. “No, Braden, I don’t.” He nodded adamantly, taking a step back and folding his arms. “Think about it, Allie.” ... “I have thought about it –” “Not nearly enough, apparently,” he snapped. “I’ve thought about it all these years. It hurt my feelings. I thought we were friends.” ... Braden bit back his words and broke into a pace. “Braden,” she said, “I wanted you to stay a part of our lives. You were the best influence Terrance had and you just stopped being his friend? Why would you do that?” Braden froze in place. “I was a better friend to him than you’ll ever know.” Or possibly the worst, he realized. He strode back, his gaze set on her. “And I didn’t want to be your friend, Allie. I wanted more than that and you know it.” Her face fell flat. Her lips parted. But no words came. She cleared her throat, casting her eyes to the floor. “Yeah,” he said. “Don’t pretend that you don’t know. I made it clear. And as soon as I did you started setting me up with every friend you had. Including Kayla.” “That’s not…” Her face flushed red. Her lips tightened. “That’s not how it went, Braden.” The silence that followed was painful. The tension wedged in each passing second pressed at Braden’s last nerve. “Well,” he said, “this has been a nice trip down memory lane, but if you don’t mind I’ve got to get back to work. Come on out when you’re ready.” He turned away from her in one quick jerk and walked out of the kitchen, one long stride after the next.   Kimberly Krey Author Kimberly Krey Writing Romance That's Clean Without Losing the Steam! I'm a reader of good, clean romance, a lover of family time and Diet Coke, and the ultimate hater of laundry. I'm not patient enough to enjoy yoga, or tall enough to be great at basketball, but I do love to run - anywhere but on a treadmill. I love the sound of a rainstorm when I have no place to go, the feel of Soft Lips chap Stick on my lips, and the first peek of blue water as we round the mountains toward our favorite getaway in Bear Lake.
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Almost Perfect iRead Blog Tour Review and 25$ Amazon GC Giveaway

The book revolves around the Westminster Dog Show and this year that show takes place from Feb 16-17​, culminating at the end of this tour

Two unlikely friends, an old woman and a boy with special needs, take an aging champion to Westminster Dog Show, and heal their troubled families.

Seventy year-old Bess Rutledge has fantasized about winning the Westminster Dog Show all her life, but now she has decided she is too old to follow her dream. She meets Benny, an angry fourteen year-old with mild autism and ADHD, who has a dream of his own: to impress his self-absorbed mother. He becomes convinced that winning Westminster with McCreery, Bess’ aging champion standard poodle, will finally make his mother proud of him. Getting Bess to go along with his plan, however, is not going to be so easy.

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Cassandra's Review-  The dog lovers book of the year. I know that anyone with a huge heart is going to fall for the story and Benny.  The author does a remarkable job of bringing you into the dog show  scene and adds a few plots that had me reading faster and enjoying every turn.  

I received a complimentary copy of this book.

Diane Daniels Manning is the co-founder and director of The New School in the Heights, a therapeutic school in Houston, Texas which helps children dealing with social-emotional challenges find success in school and life. She has a Ph.D. in Education and a post-doctoral M.P.H from Harvard and is a practicing child psychoanalyst certified by the American Psychoanalytic Association. Formerly, she was the Director of the Reading and Learning Disabilities Clinic at Tufts University, Lecturer and Research Associate in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Harvard, and Chair of the Department of Education at Tulane University. She learned the inner workings of dog show kennels by writing an authorized oral history of a lifetime President of the Poodle of Club of America. Her writing awards include the Faulkner-Wisdom Novella Prize and the Women in Film and Television Short Script Competition.

When not at The New School, Diane and her writing partners, a Standard Poodle named Misty and a rescue cat named Elvira, convene at the keyboard to share great thoughts and plan the dinner menu.

Connect with her: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

 13 copies of Almost Perfect by Diane Daniels Manning (5 print copies - USA only, 5 ebook copies and 3 audiobooks from Audible - international) and one $25 Amazon Gift Card (open international)​ Ends Feb 20, 2015​

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Purex® PowerShot™ Review and Giveaway

Purex® PowerShot™ Detergent
Measures for you!

NEW Purex® PowerShot™ is a super-concentrated liquid detergent with auto-dosing technology that provides a no-mess, no-guesswork solution to laundry care. It’s easy to use, too! Just Flip, Dose and Done!

Simplify the laundry routine!
Auto-dosing technology does the measuring for you
No guesswork and no mess makes doing laundry easier
Super-concentrated formula with 50% more stain fighting power per drop** vs regular Purex liquid detergent

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Directions for Use

First Use Only: FLIP bottle with lid closed to ensure a full first dose. Bottle should be completely upside down to fill the Purex® PowerShot™ engine inside. RETURN bottle upright.
OPEN the lid while pointing away from face.
FLIP bottle completely upside down to pour Purex® PowerShot™ directly into the washing machine or dispensing tray. One super-concentrated PowerShot equals one regular load.
The Purex® PowerShot™ engine automatically REFILLS, so it’s ready for the next load.

For best results: Use one dose for regular loads, and two doses for large or heavily soiled loads.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- I love to have an even simpler way to measure my detergent.  The Purex bottle is not super heavy either so your not going to sprain a wrist.  Your still getting the awesome scents and cleaning power with just a new innovative top.  Also if you have older teens learning or doing laundry at home, this will help save the amount of detergent wasted and prevent spills.  

Courage Comes Tale 1 in the Butchery and Books saga Daniel Thomas McDonald Review

 ‪ I received a complimentary copy of this book. #‎CourageComes‬  

Creeping out of their sleepy little village on an idyllic summer morning, all Mort and his best friend Nihlus wanted to do was play games of heroes and villains, clashing swords in imaginary worlds fraught with danger. Though on this fateful morning, their play is interrupted when they see smoke on the horizon. 

When the men of Hamlet vanish without a trace in the wake of an unlikely attack, those who remain are left with far more questions than answers. As the hours turn to days a shadow of fear creeps over their village and the boys realize that someone has to act, someone has to do something - that they must answer the call. 

Accompanied by their young friend Tesa, and the allies they make along the way, the pair embark upon a dangerous journey that takes them beneath the perilous canopy of Gold leaf Forest and beyond - quickly realizing that there is a larger world beyond their quiet village and there are far worse monsters out there than anything their vivid imaginations can conjure. 

On a quest for answers, to find their missing loved ones, and to discover their place in the world - Mort Nihlus and Tesa learn that danger must be met with determination, fear with hope and loss with love. 

A tale of friendship and bravery in the face of adversity. The discovery that no matter how afraid you are, if you persevere and fight onward - ultimately Courage Comes.


Daniel Thomas McDonald was born in Hertfordshire, England, to Barbara and Ian McDonald August 17th 1988. He was home-educated throughout his childhood, which he says played a major part in his journey to becoming an author, Daniel spent much of his youth writing poetry and short-stories to entertain himself and those around him. Daniel attended a local college studying business before undertaking several years at university. He chose not to complete his higher education and instead began working as a rope access technician (abseiler) for a successful abseiling company based in London. He 'jumped' off some of the country's most iconic buildings; reaching dizzying heights of almost thirty-storeys, before he went on to become the company's operations manager. Daniel eventually terminated this role in order to pursue greater fulfillment elsewhere. He traveled and volunteered for six months before returning home to seek work. During this time he operated several small blogs, one regarding travelling and another talking of his experiences as a job-seeker. Through blogging Daniel rediscovered his love for writing and he made a decision to pursue it as a career. 

Cassandra's Review-  The author has a great take on adventure and I think that older teens are going to really enjoy this book.  Its almost a mystery and a bonding of characters in such a way that I felt like I was rooting them on and racing to the end to see what happens.