Friday, December 18, 2015

Sometimes by Hugo Ibarra and John Seidlitz Review

Sometimes (January 2016)
by Hugo Ibarra and John Seidlitz; Illustrated by Katia Lara

Written for 4-8 year olds, Sometimes follows the journey of Andrés and his sister, Clara, as they immigrate from Mexico to the United States. As Andrés starts at a new school, he receives encouragement from a beloved teacher, buoying his hopes until he and his sister are finally reunited with their mother.

Teaching a valuable lesson about holding on to hope, Sometimes shows the impact of the courage, strength and hope parents and teachers provide to help children through a time of uncertainty. A story of a family’s close bond above all, Sometimes is relatable for any child.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review -  A very short book, but it holds a great message of strength while telling a story that will keep your children interested .  It can also lead to a few discussions causing even more family time to occur.  

Wearever Bed Pads #WeareverUS

Wearever Bed Pads: Made with absorbent materials and a waterproof liner our bed pads keep furniture and fabrics dry while protecting against wetness. Our selections of incontinence bed pads are perfect for every night mattress use or on household furniture. The Unique-Dri™ inner core and IBEX Cotton Polyester blend incontinence pads are washable and reusable for long lasting lifetime use. Cost-effective and absorbent bed pads by Wearever let you sleep easy knowing you're protected by one the most trusted name in incontinence supplies.

I received complimentary product

Sport-it Yoga Leggings #GOSPORTIT


1) UNIQUE DESIGN offers a wide, flattering waistband that trims your waist and makes muffin-top disappear!
2) 2 SLITS located on the inside front of the waistband for easy insertion of your phone, credit card or keys.
3) SLITS OPEN to an unlimited internal pocket/ tube (that is the waistband) used to safely store your phone, cash, keys.
4) ITEMS ARE SECURE when moved around to the back of the band!
5) HIGH QUALITY - Pants are 80% nylon and 20% spandex. Easy to care for, hold their stretch, and look great. Great fabric with chafe proof, flat lock seams.


I received complimentary product.

Custom ID Cards #IDCreator

A custom made ID Card. This card can be customized with not only your information, but also your company's logo and name. You can chose from any of our 100+ templates, or you can design your own (preferred).

The ID Card Can Be:
A press pass
A Company badge
A Funny Novelty card
A luggage
Or anything other card you may want!


I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  The site is not easy to navigate, the customizing process for me took a really long time.  I still needed help from the brand to get the ID card the way I wanted it to look.  THe shipping however was really fast.  I was given a free lanyard, which is made of high quality and fits really nicely, but the hook in the end is a little hard to get through the ID badge just because of the size of the opening.

 The ID badge was accurate, I wish I was able to really preview it before ordering because the color choice I thought was going to look appropriate, kind of drowned out the face on the card.  I wanted a holo front and back and it was a weird symbol, not sure of what, but it looks nice, except is does also cover the face  The thickness is that of a credit card and when used correctly, I expect it will last a long time.   If you can figure out the sites customization tool and get everything the way you want it in the preview, the outcome should be really nice.

ISports Fit Running and Exercise belt #iSportsFit

The iSports Fit workout and running belt is the perfect solution for securing all of your personal items during your exercise. Whether you're running in the mountains or walking your dog, the two zipperless pouch type pockets lets you easily tuck in your phone, keys, credit cards or whatever you may need without interfering with what you're doing. The material is a machine-washable high tech Spandex-Lycra blend fabric for quick drying, good stretch and is very soft on the skin. With its unique elasticated, adjustable strap and Velcro secure, the running belt providing perfect fit to your body. No matter how rigorous your workout gets, this exercise belt is guaranteed not to bounce or ride up your waist.


I received complimentary product.

Calcium & Vitamin D Gummies #nutrabear

Calcium is essential for strong bones and overall health. Vitamin D helps the absorption of Calcium. Get both in a delicious lemon citrus flavored gummy!

* Supports bone health with Calcium and Vitamin D.
* For both kids and adults.
* Yummy citrus flavored gummies.


I received complimentary product.

Love is Bold Silicone Wedding Band #LoveisBoldSiliconeRing

SAFETY: Stay safe with non-metallic, hypoallergenic alternative wedding band for on the job, outside, in the gym.

 EVERYDAY USE: Get compliments every day for your awesome ring. Never worry about losing an expensive, sentimental wedding ring ever again. Metal comfort fit wedding bands can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars
 DURABLE: Will not over stretch or slip off. Made of food grade silicone providing just enough stretch for a comfortable fit.
 Size 9 10 11 12 13 all available in both colors.


I received complimentary product.

AUDIST High Performance Earphones #audist

The AUDIST High Performance Earphones -  the first product in Duroplus' line of earphones - are made in premium quality which allows for clear and crisp sound with a built-in inline universal microphone with a 1-Button call for clear calls and smartphone control and a nickel-plated audio jack for no-loss sound connection to your audio device. It is compatible with iPhone, Android devices, Kindle and any portable devices with a standard 3.5 mm jack .

- Comfortable and Convenient Premium Earphones. In-ear design allows for passive noise isolation.

- Clear and crisp sound and exceptional on the bass tones. High-definition 10 mm neodymium drivers produces enhanced bass and crisp highs

- Built-in inline universal microphone with 1-Button call for clear calls and smartphone control

- Nickel-plated 3.5 mm audio jack for premium, no-loss sound connection to your audio device.

- Compatible with all iPhones, Android phones, tablets, Kindle, e Readers, and any portable devices with a standard 3.5 mm jack.


I received complimentary product.

Silicone wedding ring #siliconeweddingrings

 The rings are  safe for professionals at work and prevent finger injuries, It is designed to break away when subjected to 40 pounds or more of pressure.

TK choice’s Silicone Wedding Ring won't conduct electricity, making it ideal for electricians, firefighters and medical personnel who find themselves working with or near electrical current.
Perfect to those who have swollen fingers. Swelling in pregnancy can be very normal.

 You will really see this both as your pregnancy progresses and during the summer months. This can cause your fingers to swell to the point where wearing your rings is dangerous. Our silicone rings are the perfect solution for the beautiful time in your life.

The sentimental value is irreplaceable. Wear your silicone ring and never lose or damage your valuable ring again.


I received complimentary product.



ERASA XEP-30 Giveaway Sponsored by ERASA Skincare

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M9B Friday Reveal: Redesigned Series Cover Reveal – Dragonrider Chronicles by Nicole Conway with Giveaway #M9BFridayReveals

Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!
This week, we are reveal the cover for
Traitor (Dragonrider Chronicles #3) by Nicole Conway
an upcoming Month9Books title!
Not only are we revealing this gorgeous new cover, we are also reveal the redesigned cover for the series!
You guys are in for a treat!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
Adobe Photoshop PDF
Can anyone survive being lost in Luntharda?
No amount of training has prepared Jaevid Broadfeather for the frontlines of battle. Now facing the true horrors of war, with Luntharda looming on the horizon, Jaevid has begun to question everything he thought about his heritage. The only thing keeping him going is his oath to protect his dragonrider brothers. But in an instant, even that slips through Jaevid’s fingers as he steps from the safety of his dragon’s saddle into the depths of his mother’s wild homeland—the kingdom of the gray elves.
Stranded in Luntharda with his partner, Lieutenant Jace Rordin, Jaevid must finally confront the demons of his own past as he uncovers the truth about a war that began before he was ever born. Armed with a new appreciation for destiny, and flanked by his trusted friends, Jaevid moves to make the final strike against an enemy that has hidden in plain sight for far too long.
One kingdom’s traitor will become the world’s last hope.
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Fledgling NEW 1800x2700
When Jaevid Broadfeather is given the rare opportunity to become a dragonrider for the king’s army, the 15-year-old boy has no idea that he is part of a conspiracy that will rock the very foundations of the kingdom.
Jaevid Broadfeather has grown up as a wartime refugee, hiding from the world because of his mixed racial heritage. He feels his future is hopeless, until a chance encounter with a wild dragon lands him in Blybrig Academy—a place usually forbidden to anyone but the rich and royal. But Jaevid’s case is special; no dragon has voluntarily chosen a rider in decades, so the proud riders of Blybrig must begrudgingly let him join their brotherhood despite his bloodline. Lieutenant Sile Derrick, a sternly tempered man with a mysterious past, becomes his instructor and immediately takes a peculiar interest in Jaevid’s future.
While struggling through the rigorous physical demands of training, things begin to go awry. Jaevid witnesses the king’s private guards kidnapping Sile in the dead of night. When none of the elder riders are willing to help him, Jaevid begins a dangerous adventure to save his instructor.
Everything Jaevid learned at the academy will now be put to the ultimate test.
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Avian NEW 1800x2700
Jaevid wants to pass his Avian year of training . . . but will he even survive it?
What kind of power is lurking inside him? After a year of training to become a dragonrider, Jaevid Broadfeather has been sent home to rest during a three-month interlude. But when he returns to find the king drake has chosen Beckah Derrick as his new rider, Jaevid realizes something big is about to happen. Every fiber of his being is pushed to the breaking point as Jaevid battles through his avian year, preparing for the final graduation test of the battle scenario. But there is more standing in his way than a few pushups and fancy sword moves. Jaevid must face a new fear as he is tormented by a gruesome nightmare of a mysterious gray elf warrior murdering the royal family of Maldobar. It seems obvious to him that this is some kind of message about how the war started long ago—until Felix assures him the king is very much alive. With his strange powers growing stronger by the day, and that violent dream replaying in his mind every night, Jaevid no longer wonders if he will pass his avian year or not—he wonders if he will even survive it.
The truth will soon be set loose.
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Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book.
Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school.
She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.
Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog.
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