Wednesday, January 13, 2016

¡HOLA! Let's Learn Spanish Visit New Places and Make New Friends By Judy Martialay Review

¡HOLA! Let's Learn Spanish Visit New Places and Make New Friends! Introduces children to Spanish. The purpose of the book is to give children an enjoyable experience learning the language as well as to teach them a useful skill.

The age range of children is roughly 6-10, although it should include the largest age range possible. It is especially useful for parents and children who reside in the many districts where foreign language is not offered in elementary school. My hope is that kids and their parents will be inspired to continue their study of Spanish throughout school, so that they can truly communicate to the millions of Spanish speakers throughout the world.

The book can be used by older children themselves. It can be adapted for use in Foreign Language in Elementary School , FLES, programs and in Foreign Language Experience, FLEX, programs. It can be used by librarians. It would make a great gift for grandparents, relatives or anyone who has a child in his or her life and would like to give that child the beginning of a truly world class education. It can be used by parents, whether or not they speak Spanish, and their children. There is an audio version of the book on

Children and parents should follow along with book and audio so that they learn the best pronunciation. The book begins with an introduction, where Pete the Pilot invites children aboard his magic plane for an imaginary trip to Mexico.

On board, children are given some basic words and expressions to learn. Parents and children will have best results when learning the Spanish when they repeat often, and use the Spanish in everyday life situations. The book is designed to help them do that. When the children arrive in Mexico, they meet Panchito, the jumping bean, and they follow his adventures while learning Spanish, and becoming acquainted with the culture of Mexico.

When they return, they bring their Spanish back home with them. In the activities section, they are encouraged to use Spanish in everyday situations. For example, they have a treasure hunt of people and objects around their house. They can have fun putting on a skit with their friends. In the Culture Corner, kids learn more about the different customs that they meet during the story, and they get more ideas on how to use their Spanish.

They can sing the traditional song for breaking the piƱata. In the craft section, children can make a mask with frijoles, beans that they encountered in the story. There are more opportunities for using Spanish. With the vocabulary section, they can hear again how each word or phrase is pronounced. With ¡HOLA! Let's Learn Spanish, children engage in a variety of activities designed to accommodate a variety of learning styles, and enjoy communicating in Spanish.

I received a complimentary copy.

Judy Martialay
From the author

Hi, I'm Judy Martialay. I live in Sea Cliff, N.Y. with my husband; daughters are out of the next and grown up. I have a baby granddaughter.

I have lots of interests; I am a guitar jammer, a painter, gardener, knitter, volunteer, cook, and am studying Japanese.

I retired from teaching foreign /world languages, and devoted ten years to the promotion of foreign language study as Co-Chair of the Public Advocacy Committee of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT).

I wrote the book ¡HOLA! Let's Learn Languages because I want every child to have the opportunity to learn a world language at an early age. This is the best time to start learning a language. Children's brains are wired for learning languages. They have a better chance for acquiring native pronunciation, and they have ample time to become truly proficient in the language.

I want children and their parents to enjoy the experience of learning languages. It is an adventure into the soul of another world.

If your child continues study of a language, he or she will have a skill that will provide lifelong benefits.

Cassandra's Review-  The book does not have the way to pronounce each spanish word, only the word itself, so it is not super easy to read this correctly to your child, should you not already know spanish yourself.  The story is cute and the little bean has an adventure, then in the end of the book you find out it is not a bean but a larva (small worm) and that was kind of gross to the younger kids.  The author does a great job of introducing the words and structure.

Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy by Alli Worthington Review

Have you ever felt like a fraud or failure as you struggle to find balance in life? Do you find yourself juggling everything in mediocrity and feeling like you’re succeeding at very little? In her no-nonsense way, Alli Worthington tackles the big questions about finding happiness and one’s God-given purpose.

Breaking Busy marries popular secular research from the fields of social and positive psychology with solid biblical principles, instilling readers with the confidence that they, too, can move from crazy busy to confident calm. With refreshing candor, uproarious true stories, and a Christian worldview, Alli delivers truths that dismantle common happiness myths. Then she empowers readers to get unstuck, to let go of the good to make way for the great, to know themselves and their Creator, and ultimately to find peace and purpose in this world of crazy.

Learn how to stop chasing what leaves you empty and start doing what you were created to do. Identify the common lies you believe and how to strip their power from your life. Recognize how what you say no to determines what you can say yes to. With relatable anecdotes, Alli models for readers real-life guidance on boundaries, relationships, and self-care, humbly examining her own mistakes and walking them through how she learned from her missteps and found peace in a world of busyness.

If you long to find real connection in an age of over-connectedness, with both your loved ones and your Creator, Alli Worthington deftly balances intelligent humility and heartwarming humor to help you rediscover your path.

I received a complimentary copy.

Alli Worthington
Alli Worthington is the author of Breaking Busy, she's a speaker, a blogger, and the Executive Director of Propel Women. Her goal is to help women live the life they were created to live.

Alli co-founded BlissDom Events and has helped individuals, small business owners and Fortune 500 companies be more successful. Alli's no-nonsense, guilt-free take on motherhood, parenting and balance has lead to appearances on The Today Show and Good Morning America.

She lives outside Nashville with her husband, Mark, their five sons, rescued dog and cat who moved onto their doorstep.

Cassandra's Review- Excellent for helping to put a little pause in your day. I found this author's work a pleasure to spend time with.  I could feel the strength and empowerment from within the pages of this book.

Curio By Evangeline Denmark Review

Grey Haward has always detested the Chemists, the magicians-come-scientists who rule her small western town. But she has always followed the rules, taking the potion the Chemists ration out that helps the town’s people survive. A potion that Grey suspects she—like her grandfather and father—may not actually need.

By working at her grandfather’s repair shop, sorting the small gears and dusting the curio cabinet inside, Grey has tried to stay unnoticed—or as unnoticed as a tall, strong girl can in a town of diminutive, underdeveloped citizens. Then her best friend, Whit, is caught by the Chemists’ enforcers after trying to protect Grey one night, and after seeing the extent of his punishment, suddenly taking risks seems the only decision she can make.

But with the risk comes the reality that the Chemists know her family’s secret, and the Chemists soon decide to use her for their own purposes. Panicked, Grey retreats to the only safe place she knows—her grandfather’s shop. There, however, a larger secret confronts her when her touch unlocks the old curio cabinet in the corner and reveals a world where porcelain and clockwork people are real. There, she could find the key that may save Whit’s life and also end the Chemists’ dark rule forever.

Evangeline Denmark
Evangeline Denmark cannot sing. The tragic discovery of this unavoidable truth led to bouts of angst-ridden poetry writing in her teens, several ill-advised relationships with literary characters, and the compulsive creation of her own fictional worlds. Having found her true voice, Evangeline now writes fiction with hints of whimsy, glimmers of fantasy, and strokes of the supernatural. Her Young Adult novel Curio releases January 2016 from the HarperCollins Blink line. She has also co-authored two children’s books, The Dragon and the Turtle and The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari (Waterbrook Press.)
Evangeline lives in Colorado with her husband, an engineer with a sense of humor and an artistic streak, two ravenous sons who steal her laptop and demand dinner, a cat, two turtles, and a cattle dog who runs the house.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- A little spark of romance is included in this story. The characters are easy to enjoy.  I would recommend to older youth as they would really connect more.  A great fantasy to get lost in. 

The Best and Lightest: 150 Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner by Editors of Food Network Magazine Review

Using clever cooking techniques and ingredient swaps, Food Network Magazine’s test kitchen chefs have lightened up all the foods you crave. Each crowd-pleasing dish comes in under 500 calories with satisfying—not tiny—portions. With a visual table of contents—complete with icons that indicate vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes—you can quickly find meal ideas for any diet. Plus, each recipe appears with nutritional information and a beautiful photograph, making eating right surprisingly simple and totally fun.

Take a look at what’s inside:
Polenta with Fontina and Eggs
Spiced Burgers with Cucumber Yogurt
Potato-Leek Soup with Bacon
Shrimp and Kale Pitas
Spicy Chicken Enchiladas
Chile-Rubbed Steak with Creamed Corn
Three-Cheese Macaroni
Banana-Almond Pudding
Strawberry Corn Cakes

You can purchase on Amazon.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- I would not have most of the ingredients needed for the recipes on hand, but the book is very easy to understand. I enjoy the illustrations and look forward to trying a few of the great ideas.

Foot Relief Soft Silicone Sports Insoles #shoeinserts

The fast pacing lifestyle has almost made people forget about their health. The stress or work and studies have also affected the physical and mental health of the people. Those who want to adopt a healthy lifestyle by working out or playing sports or even those who are professionally involved in athletics, often face issues like foot ache. To help you out with such an issues soft shoe insoles are now being introduced by many different companies.

Soft shoe insole can be made any of the materials: soft memory form and gel, valorous fabric or PE film. The insoles allows the user to walk, exercise and jog with ease, without stressing or hurting their feet. The insoles made of memory form rebounces within two seconds. This allows the user to move without stress. The high elastic material used in these insoles converts the impact into the kinetic energy hence helping the user to run with ease without hurting their feet.

The insoles are available in different sizes. Also they have curves of different lengths that can be cut in order to fit the proper size of the shoe. Different sizes for men and women are available. The insoles includes valorous fabric that absorbs sweat and keeps away odor from the feet. The honeycomb designs allows better grip.

A few suggestions regarding the use of insoles are:

• Keep your shoes dry
• Remove the original sole of the shoe before putting the soft insole
• Try to buy two pairs for alternate use
• Put the insoles in a ventilating place to keep them dry and fresh.

I received complimentary product.

You can purchase this on AMAZON. 

2599us3 #FirstClassShopping

Following is the  product feature. It's a good product for the external hard drive. Everybody should own one if you have external hard drive.
1. Support  SATA3.0
2. Fit 2.5 inch hard drive and SSD,up to 1TB.
3. Blue LED shows power status and HDD activity.
4. USB 3.0 connector

I received complimentary product.

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SB3000 Extreme Bike Light System #bikelight

✔ COMPACT & LIGHT: Bigges & Baddest Of The Family @3000 Lumens 7x Cree XML-T6 LED. Light the road and see the difference.
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✔ WATER & SHOCK PROOF: Fitted For Any Weather Condition & Designed To Take A Hit

Complete High Intensity Water & Shock Proof LED Bicycle Lighting System
Thanks to the feedback from all our loyal customers we have upgraded our light set multiple times to create the ultimate bike lighting system to offer the following:
· A ridiculous amount of brightness where absolutely no one can miss
· Light emittance from all sides keeping vehicles at safer distance
· Increased vision at night to easily see everything that is ahead
· A solid complete water & shock proof system for any conditions you meet outdoors
· A guaranteed 5 hour max run-time for those extended trips
· A trusted battery pack that simply works and will not fail
Ease of use:
· Quick & easy install that fits any bike available
· Easy 3 mode switch from battery conservation, full brightness for darker areas, to an alarming strobe for day time warning

I received complimentary product.

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Shower Curtain Rings - Rust Free RollerRings #ShowerCurtainRings

RollerRings Shower Curtain Rings are rust-free, corrosion-free and High Quality.  Designed to fit all standard shower rods: curved, straight, tenshon, corner or custom shower rods. Sold as a set of 12 for a standard 60" or 72" opening.

Rust-Free: made of high quality stainless steel and brass with a high quality polished finish they offer a LIFETIME no-hassle WARRANTY.

RollerRing Shower Curtain Rings are the ORIGINAL.  This RollerRings design was designed by our company (still a small USA family owned business) and we held the patent for the majority of the past two decades, others on the market are simply an imitation of ours.
Shower Curtain Rings go through a finish process that ensures the highest standard of durability and resistance to corrosion. All finishes are nickel plated over a combination of brass and stainless steel materials to ensure that the finish will adhere to the rings and keep a new appearance for the lifetime of the product.

The slightly larger Roller Ball Diameter used on Clipperton Brand Shower Curtain Rings allows our curtain rings to truly glide effortlessly on any shower curtain rod - only a light tug is required to open or close the curtain. Our noted 5-Roller Design has been perfected over the years of our manufacturing of RollerRings

I received complimentary product.

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Compression Ankle Sleeve #CompressionFX

- Stimulation of blood flow to speed the healing process
- Reduced pain, swelling and inflammation
- Increased oxygen delivery to accelerate recovery time
- Same shape and compression properties after washing and wearing
- Full range of motion and enough comfort for all-day support!
Conditions for which customers purchasing our product found extra comfort:
Plantar fasciitis - Achilles tendon - Arthritis - Sprains - Tendonitis - Management of ankle swelling - Numbness
- Tingling - Inability to bear weight on the affected ankle - Stiffness - Heel pain symptoms
Compression FX Ankle Sleeves' Features Are:
- Antimicrobial
- Ultra-breathable; moisture-wicking material
- Pin-point compression zones
- Wash cold, and delicate tumble dry
- Fits right and left sides
- Sold as a pair

I received complimentary product.

You can purchase this on AMAZON. 

Santamedical SM-165 Fingertip Pulse Oximeter #pulseoximeter

The SantaMedical SM-165 Finger Pulse Oximeter is an affordable and accurate way to check pulse rates and blood oxygen saturation levels. Self-adjusting finger clamp plus simple one-button design allows for easy operation. Small portable size makes it easy to handle and carry. Helpful for athletes and pilots to obtain quick and accurate oxygen saturation readings.Features include an easy to read bright digital LED display, 30+ hours of continuous monitoring on one set of batteries. Integrated SpO2 probe and processing display module plus SpO2 and Pulse Rate and bar. Low battery level indicator.

Retail Price: $21.95


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Premium Crystal Glass Wine Decanter #drinkbellavino

PERFECTLY DESIGNED FOR AN EASY POUR: Not only is this wine decanter suitably designed to make your wine taste smoother and richer by allowing it to 'breathe', it also has a slightly slanted spout that makes pouring easy and drip-free down to the last glass.

MAKES AN ELEGANT CENTERPIECE: This simple yet elegantly designed wine decanter is not only a tool for improving the quality of your wine, it can likewise serve as a classic centerpiece. Invite your guests over for a wine tasting party or dinner and be ready to receive some compliments!

IMPROVES WINE TASTE: Has a wide decanter base that helps softens tannins in your wine. This provides for a smoother, richer, wine taste and texture that you are sure to love. This is perfect for you if you're looking for something that will extract the most exquisite taste from your wine each time your fill your glass.

MADE FROM STURDY AND PREMIUM CRYSTAL GLASS: The wine decanter by Bella Vino is both lightweight and durable. It is made from high-grade, lead-free crystal glass so you can enjoy every sip without having to worry about your health. And it's not too heavy for effortless handling, yet thick and sturdy enough to not to chip or break easily while cleaning. It's even safe for dishwasher use!

 I received complimentary product.

You can purchase this on AMAZON. 

The Running Game by L.E. Fitzpatrick Cover Reveal


About the Book

712_0.858705001445480899_screen-shot-2015-10-21-at-9.28.40-pmTitle: The Running Game
Author: L.E. Fitzpatrick
Genre: Dystopian
Rachel’s father called it the running game. Count the exits, calculate the routes. Always be ready to run because they’ll always be coming for you. Whatever happens, they’ll always be coming for you.
On the surface, Rachel is just an ordinary doctor, trying to stay alive in war-torn London, but she has a secret. Rachel is a Reacher – wanted by the government and by the criminal underworld – for her telekinetic powers.
Charlie and his brother John had a reputation for doing the impossible. But after losing his family, Charlie is a broken mess and John is barely keeping him afloat. In desperation, they take a job from a ruthless ganglord only to discover the girl they are hunting is a Reacher – one of their own kind.
James Roxton, a conman and thief, is searching for the man who tried to kill his mother. Suddenly embroiled into the plan to kidnap Rachel, he decides he can turn things to his own advantage.
Even with the help of dangerous and dubious allies, can Rachel turn the game around and save herself?

Author Bio

L E Fitzpatrick is a writer of dark adventure stories and thrillers. Under the watchful eye of her beloved rescue Staffordshire Bull Terrier, she leaps from trains and climbs down buildings, all from the front room of a tiny cottage in the middle of the Welsh countryside.
Inspired by cult film and TV, L E Fitzpatrick’s fiction is a collection of twisted worlds and realities, broken characters, and high action. She enjoys pushing the boundaries of her imagination and creating hugely entertaining stories.
The Running Game, her latest book and the first instalment of her dystopian Reacher series, is due for re-release in October 2015 under the Booktrope label.

Adelheid By Mia Darien blog tour and $10 Amazon GC GIVEAWAY

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Book Description: 

Vampires are people, too...

Cameron's Law has made it so. In "Adelheid, Volume One" follow two novels and a short story that introduce us to the town of Adelheid, Connecticut--a sleepy New England town that has become the unofficial center for preternatural rights in the United States.

In this collection, meet Sadie Stanton, poster girl for Cameron's Law and owner of the Stanton Agency; Dakota, a bounty hunter who makes things that go bump in the night scared of her; and Madison, the cheerful, werewolf pseudo-sister of Sadie Stanton on an unwilling vacation.

*This volume contains Cameron's Law, When Forever Died and Cats & Dogs. All were previously released singly.

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Born a Connecticut Yankee in nobody's court, Mia Darien grew up to brave snow and talk fast. She started reading when she was three and never looked back, soon frequently falling asleep with a book under her cheek. (Something she still does, though these days it’s her Nook as often as a paperback.)

At eleven, she discovered Night Mare by Piers Anthony and entered the world of grown-up fantasy fiction and it was all over from there. She started writing at fourteen, then met vampires as a teenager and the concept for what would become Adelheid was soon born. Epic fantasy remains her first love, but she enjoys writing whatever stories come to mind in any genre.

Now she loves both writing and helping her indie community with her freelancing. A geek till the end, she enjoys role-play by email games and World of Warcraft when she has the time. Married to her very own Named Man of the North, she lives with him, their mini-tank (also known as their son) and pets, who usually act more childish than the child.

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