Sunday, May 03, 2015

Writers of the Future vol 31 review

The future is here…the future is now!  Orson Scott Card, Kevin J. Anderson and Larry Niven have seen the future. Now, you can, too.

A constellation of the brightest lights in the Science Fiction and Fantasy firmament have judged these authors to be the best, the brightest, the truest emerging stars in the field.

From Alien Invasion to Alternate History, from Cyberpunk to Comic Fantasy to Post-Apocalyptic Worlds, these are the winning writers who have mastered every version and vision of sci-fi and fantasy.

Don’t be left behind. Get a read on what’s next.

“The Writers of the Future contest looks for people with the best imaginations who can see through the possibilities of the strangest and best ideas and tell stories that intrigue us and involve us.” —ORSON SCOTT CARD

Celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Writers of the Future contest and the 26th anniversary of the Illustrators of the Future contest

The book includes stories by twelve writers and twelve illustrators selected by a panel of blue-ribbon judges (both authors and artists). AND this year's volume includes short stories by Kevin J Anderson & Rebecca Moesta and Larry Niven, as well as articles from Orson Scott Card & Bob Eggleton.  The Senior Editor is David Farland.

I received a complimentary copy of the book.

Cassandra's review- If you do not like one story, there are several more for you to feast on.  The fantasy just keeps flowing in the pages of this awesome book!

Picattoo Review

Picattoo - Temporary Instagram Tattoos

I received complimentary custom product.

Cassandra's Review-  Basically you upload a picture to the site and they send you a sheet of temporary tattoos that are just like any other ones, except they are of your logo or picture.  I would have liked them to be a little bigger and perhaps more for the price.

Ozeri ZB21-W Weightmaster 400-Pounds Digital Bath Scale with BMI and Weight Change Detection Review

Ozeri ZB21-W Weightmaster 400-Pounds Digital Bath Scale with BMI and Weight Change Detection, White

BMI with Weight Change Detection Technology-Instantly displays your BMI (Body Mass Index), current weight, and your net weight change since your most recent weigh-in, last 3 and 7 weigh-ins
Accurate Weight Tracking with 7 Day Memory- By measuring your weight once a day, the Ozeri WeightMaster empowers you to see how your weight changes from the previous day, the last 3 days and the previous week
Smart LCD with Color Alert Technology - allows you to focus on your weight trend instead of the actual numbers by displaying your weight change in color, with a GREEN illumination for weight loss and RED illumination for weight gain
Immediate and Flawless Results-Performs and displays all calculations on the scale's LCD without complicated synching or data connection failures common to more expensive wireless and Bluetooth alternatives
Quality Construction with Built-in Intelligence-Weighs up to 400 lbs with auto-recognition technology for 5 unique users. Auto-calibrates with StepOn technology. Made out of impact-resistant glass, and equipped with non-slip scratch-resistant-Feet

I received a complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  The scale is easy to step on without getting the feeling that you will fly right off. It has cool features and they all work perfectly. The read is accurate if you keep it on a flat hard surface.  Perfect for heavier people as this supports up to 400 pounds with ease. 

Hallmark’s Mother’s Day greeting cards #PutYourHeartToPaper #lovehallmark Giveaway

Cozy Cottage

You have been,
and always will be,
at the heart
of a very special family...
a family that admires you,
appreciates you,
and loves you.
Life brings many changes,
but nothing will ever undo
the wonderful legacy
of your love.

Cozy Cottage
5x7 Folded Greeting Card
Premium Paper
Thomas Kinkade
#PutYourHeartToPaper #lovehallmark

I received complimentary cards.

Cassandra's review- I am in love with Hallmark and can watch movies and read a million cards.  This Mother's Day I was blessed with a 10 pack assortment of some funny and more serious greeting cards. Hallmark has always been my families go to greeting cards.  They are so thoughtful and durable, while each one has a specific envelope just the right size.

Now you can win a 5-pack of them for your Mother's Day!

Zim's Advanced Crack Creme With Hydrocortisone Review

Zim’s Advanced Crack Creme® with Hydrocortisone combines Arnica & Organic Aloe with Hydrocortisone to temporarily relieve itching and rashes associated with minor skin irritations such as: Poison Ivy Poison Oak, Sumac, Insect Bites, and Dermatitis.

From Site:

Usage & Ingredients
Temporarily relieves itching associated with minor skin irritations and rashes due to poison ivy, poison oak, sumac, insect bites, detergents, jewelry, cosmetics, soaps, seborrheic, and dermatitis. Other uses of this product should be used only under the advice and supervision of a doctor.


Adults and Children 2 years of age and older, for itching of Skin Irritation and Rashes:

Apply to affected area no more than 2 to 3 times daily
Children under 2 years, ask a doctor

When using this product, avoid contact with the eyes
Do not use more than directed unless told to do so by a doctor
Do not put directly into the rectum by using fingers by or any mechanical device or applicator
Store at 20-25 degrees C / 68-77 degrees F
Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Stop use and ask a doctor if:

Condition worsens, symptoms persist for more than 7 days clear up and occur again within a few days
Do not begin use of any hydrocortisone product unless you have asked a doctor
Active Ingredients:

• Hydrocortisone 1% (Purpose: Anti-Itch)

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, SD Alcohol 3-C, Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isocetyl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pimenta Acris (Bay) Leaf Oil, Isostearyl Palmitate, Cetyl Palmitate, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Carbomer, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteth-20, PEG-100 Stearate, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynl Butylcarbamate.

Cassandra's Review-  A great product that goes on nicely, absorbs and dries without grime or buildup. 

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Reference ID: pmfa1839c55070bf5cb53fd4a2e523641c

Perennial Essentials Moisturizer Review

All natural face lotion made in Ohio.

The new Perennial Essentials moisturizer was created to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin for a healthier look.It leaves a clean smell of musk on the skin that you will love.

Rejuvenates skin
Relieves dry skin
Perennial Essentials Face & Body Moisturizer - Organic & 100% Natural - Moisturizing Cream for Sensitive, Oily or Severely Dry Skin

 Cassandra's review -I like the texture and ease of application. It does not feel grime or slimy residue and absorbs well.  The scent is not overpowering and I did not have any rash or skin irritation.  

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Reference ID: pm26639a69fd612eeaf1f8a17cc9d1ca6f

Blogger SignUp Opp

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Baking Sheets from BakeItFun 5 Winner GIVEAWAY


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  Welcome to the Eat In Challenge. We have been working hard to bring you easy and more healthy recipes since January. Below is a linky full of all different types of recipes and something for everyone. With Summer coming and school ending it's a great opportunity for us to cook and bake more at home.

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