Friday, February 10, 2017

WHIMZEES Natural Dog Treats Review

Keep those pearly whites nice and bright with WHIMZEES Natural Dog  Treats .

 These dental chews are made with all-natural ingredients with unique grooves, which help work the chew into smaller spaces between dogs teeth. The knobbly shapes ensure proper blood flow through the gums, and also prevents bad breath and build up of plaque and tartar.

I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- While my smaller dog will hide these and the bigger dogs will find and eat them, these are a huge hit at my house.  I do break them up a little for the tiny dog to eat.  I noticed that there was no excess water drinking after sampling and my fur babies love them no matter what shape or size.  While I cannot personally talk about the taste, I can tell you the texture feels nice and my dogs do not struggle when chewing them.   They do not smell bad and are easy to store. 




Let the sensuous flavors of Rum and Vanilla dance across your tongue, and transport you to a Caribbean paradise. Just don’t forget to come back.

The Single Serve Cups contains 13 grams of coffee in each cup for a flavorful cup of coffee.

Compatible with All Keurig ® Pods brewer including the Keurig 2.0 brewer.

Crazy Cups Are GLUTEN FREE, NUT FREE, NO CALORIES flavored coffee.

Use cool-peel-recycle technology - The cups are recyclable.
I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- While the coffee taste is very nice, the flavor comes out in the fragrance.

Winner will receive  a 22ct of Rum Vanilla Rhumba flavor by Crazy Cups

Heart and Sell by Shari Levitin Review

This title will be released on February 20, 2017.

Are you making it difficult for your potential customers to buy from you?

Today’s buyers are overloaded―overwhelmed by too much information and suffering from decision fatigue. Across industries, customers are delaying purchasing decisions or even choosing to stick with the status quo so they can avoid the dreaded “sales process.”

In response, many sales professionals are overcompensating with behaviors that are either too accommodating or that create high pressure–and alienating potential buyers in the process.

How can you reconcile your need to meet sales targets with the customer’s desire for a heartfelt, authentic sales approach?

Author Shari Levitin, creator of the Third-Level Selling system, offers a dynamic framework for effective selling in the Digital Age. Unlike other sales books that focus on abstract tips or techniques, Heart and Sell offers a science based real-world approach that will help you dramatically increase your sales―regardless of your level or industry.

Discover the 7 Key Motivators that influence every decision your customer will make.
Learn to align your sales process with how people buy―instead of fighting against it.
Harness the power of the Linking Formula to create true urgency.
Master the 10 Universal Truths so you can beat your sales quota without losing your soul.
Understand the 6 Core Objections and how you can neutralize them.

In a market where the right approach is key, Heart and Sell shows you how to blend the new science of selling with the heart of human connection in order to reach more prospects and consistently close more deals.
Shari Levitin
An internationally known sales strategist, writer, speaker and entrepreneur, Shari Levitin is the author of "Heart and Sell: 10 Universal Truths Every Salesperson Needs to Know". "Heart and Sell" has received rave reviews from industry giants such as best-selling authors Jill Konrath and Patricia Fripp and companies such as Salesforce, Oracle, Wyndham, RCI and Hilton.

Shari Levitin is the CEO of Shari Levitin Group, a global training and consulting firm and one of Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies. Under her direction, Shari Levitin Group has trained thousands of salespeople and corporate leaders in 7 languages in 40 countries and on 5 continents in her Third Level Selling™ training system – creating over a billion dollars in ROI for some of the world’s top corporations, such as Four Seasons, Hilton, Hyatt, Jaguar, RCI, and Sprint. Previously, Shari was Director of Sales and Marketing for Marriott’s Summit Watch Resort in Park City, and under her leadership, Summit Watch became the #1 Marriott Resort and was named the “Most Successful Ownership Resort in the World.”

Her specialties include keynotes, presentation skills workshops, custom sales design, sales training, and sales strategies. In addition to her work, Shari is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, a member of the Utah Advisory Board of the Sundance Institute and a new member of Women’s Sales Pros.

I received  a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- The author is amazing and obviously know what she writes about.   The book is going to help if you are in the sales aspect of your life.   There is so much information available if you just take the time to read it.  The book can help you get ahead and stay there!

The Little Black Book of Suicide Notes By Adele Paula Royce Review

The Little Black Book of Suicide Notes by [Royce, Adele Paula]

What could make a person feel that they can no longer go on living? Why would someone think that ending their life is the only option?

 And what about those who have considered suicide and lived to talk about it? In THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF SUICIDE NOTES (Live Your Light Publishing; February 14, 2017), Adele Paula Royce presents a semi-fictional look inside the mind and heart of a tortured soul on the verge of ending her own life.

Written as a suicide journal, THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF SUICIDE NOTES is a spiritual memoir that takes readers on a journey of life, death, and rebirth. Drawing upon her own personal history of spirituality, she is able to give a much deeper insight on a topic most people struggle to talk about.

The book is comprised of 27 entries by the narrator, contemplating the thought-provoking question of whether or not her life really is worth living. Through this raw and authentic tale, Royce shines a unique light on the human experience, leaving the reader more inspired to live life to the fullest and never take anything for granted.


ADELE PAULA ROYCE resides in New York City. With an artistic educational background, including the School of Visual Arts in NYC and a degree in fine arts and English literature from City University of New York (CUNY), she worked her way onto the corporate scene. Utilizing a Jackson Pollock technique of colorful truth to secure her business relations, she envisioned corporations artistically as blank canvases. More than 10 years ago, she began studying under a master teacher of Western Spirituality, and has been a student of Kabbalistic practice ever since.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review -  I feel like the people who talk about suicide are crying for help, they are not serious and those who have died by suicide were going to do it anyway.  There is no prevention just intervention.  While my heart goes out to all of the people struggling and I know that the pain is so very real, I still think that many people are using the term too loosely and others should find better outlets.

I understand that the author has put her fresh pain out there for the world to eat up and review and that is admirable but at some point she is still a part of the world and should not really be bringing her darkness to readers who might not even be thinking of such things as suicide journals or impressionable young readers who might think it is cool to start one.

Breakfast Tea & Bourbon By Pete Bissonette Review & Nationwide Treasure Hunt Will Yield $50K to Winner

“Breakfast Tea & Bourbon is a contemporary adventure novel, an intriguing puzzle, and even a bit of a guide for a more meaningful and joyous life,” says author Pete Bissonette, “Woven within its pages are clues leading to an actual treasure hidden in the United States worth $50,000. The reader who unravels the mystery and uncovers the physical treasure can turn it in for $50,000 in cash with an additional donation of $5,000 to their favorite charity.”

The hunt begins Thursday, February 9, 2017, 5:08 p.m. U.S. Central Time Zone!

Breakfast Tea & Bourbon has a fun and entertaining story, clues to an actual treasure worth $50,0000, and strategies for a life worth living. 

 It also includes:

Encouragement for savoring the moment

The value of helping friends and creating your own family from friends

The Looking Meaningful rule of toasting with a drink

The recipe for his famous Bourbagne created for the book

Living the Law of Attraction

Clues leading to an actual treasure hidden in the United States worth $50,000

Embracing the energy of the environment

And much, much more!

About the Author:

Pete Bissonette has been the president of Learning Strategies for over thirty years. The company develops, publishes, and supports programs to help people maximize their potential through personal learning courses and live events.

To learn more about Pete Bissonette and access tips, clues, and videos about the treasure
hunt, please visit: http://www.

The Breakfast Tea & Bourbon treasure hunt begins at 6:08 p.m. ET, February 9, 2017, on Amazon and everywhere books are sold online and in brick and mortar bookstores.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Everyone loves treasure?  I do.  I could not believe this was a real thing and I am so excited to share this with my readers.   You are reading a book that has clues to a real treasure.  Even if you do not get the treasure you will get so much more from reading this book, but the treasure might be a nice prize too.  Of course I think of how much it would cost to go hunting and so that is not a reality for my family, but I hope one of my readers does.  

Of This Much I'm Sure by Nadine Kenney Johnstone Review

National Infertility Awareness Week runs from April 23rd through the 29th

At twenty-two, Chicagoan Nadine Kenney is thrilled to meet her future husband, Jamie, while vacationing in Florida. After a whirlwind, long-distance romance, Nadine leaves her friends, family, and city to join Jamie in suburban Massachusetts. Once married, they begin trying for a baby without knowing how hard that road will become.  

Nadine soon faces the little-known horrors of IVF when a procedure causes severe internal bleeding, and she wakes up from emergency surgery with a six-inch scar instead of a baby bump. In the difficult year that follows, anxiety and additional failed fertility treatments threaten her new marriage and her mental state. By some saving grace, she eventually becomes pregnant naturally, but the horrors are not over: her son is diagnosed with potentially terminal kidney complications. Ultimately, Nadine learns that in an unpredictable life, the only thing she can be sure of is the healing power of hope.

You can purchase this book on Amazon.

About the Author:
Nadine Kenney Johnstone
Nadine Kenney Johnstone is author of Of This Much I’m Sure (She Writes Press, 2017), a memoir of her experiences struggling with IVF and illness, and the healing power of hope and love. Her work has been featured in Chicago Magazine, The Month, PANK, and various anthologies, including The Magic of Memoir. Nadine, who received her MFA from Columbia College in Chicago, teaches English at Loyola University and doubles as a writing coach, presenting at conferences internationally. She lives near Chicago with her family.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Get ready to grab the tissues as this book starts off lighter then gets so incredibly sad.  It becomes a roller coaster of joy and sadness that I had not prepared for.  I know that in this world people want a baby (actual birth), but with adoption and so many other babies in the world that would love to have this author for a mom, this was the tough point for me.  

To almost kill yourself in order to conceive and then have a baby that will struggle as well is just terrible.  I get the story of hope included and wish that people will read this and decide to adopt or foster the billions of lost souls that are waiting for a home.  

Ninja Selling by Larry Kendall Review

Stop Selling! Start Solving!

In Ninja Selling, author Larry Kendall transforms the way readers think about selling. He points out the problems with traditional selling methods and instead offers a science-based selling system that gives predictable results regardless of personality type. Ninja Selling teaches readers how to shift their approach from chasing clients to attracting clients. Readers will learn how to stop selling and start solving by asking the right questions and listening to their clients.

Ninja Selling is an invaluable step-by-step guide that shows readers how to be more effective in their sales careers and increase their income-per-hour, so that they can lead full lives. Ninja Selling is both a sales platform and a path to personal mastery and life purpose. Followers of the Ninja Selling system say it not only improved their business and their client relationships; it also improved the quality of their lives.

You can purchase on Amazon.

About the author:

Larry Kendall holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University and is one of the founding partners of The Group, Inc., a real estate company with two hundred sales associates and six offices in Northern Colorado. He is the creator of Ninja Selling, a sales training system with over fifty thousand graduates in the US, Canada, and Spain. Kendall's mission is to help people bring out the best in themselves and their organizations. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife, Pat.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Do you need a little help in the selling part of your life? I found the author is inputting great knowledge into the pages while not trying to bog down the reader or overwhelm.  It can be read in sections and at your own pace so that you can soak up what you need and come back for the rest.  So pick up a copy and get ready to sell.

The Grandfather Paradox by Steven Burgauer Review

Marooned in the present, their only hope for the future lay in the past.

But first there was still the small matter of staying alive.  The planet they were marooned on was crawling with bird-beast's, immense parrot like carnivores that stood two meters tall, weighed upwards of fifty klogs, and had a giant scooped beak like a pelican.  They normally swallowed their prey whole, though not before crushing them to death in their vise-like jaws.

Then there were the vipers — writhing snake-like creatures armed with dozens of sucker-bearing tentacles.  They sprayed their victims with acid, then ate them while they were still alive.

But it got worse.  Much worse . . .

Now, join Andu Nehrengel and his three female clone companions on an intense voyage through time.  First stop: the Civil War and the Battle of Shiloh, April 1862, one of the most horrendous land battles of all time.  Meet Mark Twain when he is still a riverboat pilot.  Journey with him north to Missouri when he joins the Confederacy.

Then it’s back to the future and on to Mars!

You can purchase and learn more on Amazon.

Cassandra's Review- I felt like this book can take on a few different realms and times while bringing you along, if you get into the reading of it.  I mean you can not just skim it and be satisfied because it would be kind of lost to the reader.  This needs time to really delve into and explore with the author.   The descriptions are unique and well thought.

I received a complimentary copy.

God Bless Our Baby By Hannah C. Hall Review


Have you heard the exciting news? A special someone’s on the way!

A new baby means more love to go around. Look forward to your family’s new arrival with your little one, who will get to be Mom and Dad’s big helper and have lots of fun with a new brother or sister!

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The illustrations are what made this book so adorable.  The wording is sweet and will help a little one to be more attuned with a new baby coming to the family.  It is simple, short and to the point but will make a great before bedtime story or maybe just for a little cuddle time.

Clash of Kingdoms By Charles Dyer and Mark Tobey Review


From the bestselling authors of The Rise of Babylon and The ISIS Crisis, the essential guide for Christians about what Bible prophecy foretells concerning current events in the Middle East—especially the rise of ISIS and the resurgence of Russia—while providing a way to find peace and hope in the face of end times concerns.

ISIS, Russia, and Iran are daily top headlines and are among chief sources of intensifying unease among Americans about how current world conflicts will unfold. Using the Old Testament texts of prophets Ezekiel and Daniel as foundational passages, Bible experts Charles Dyer and Mark Tobey explain the connection between Bible prophecy and real-time events such as the growing alliance between Russia and Iran; the unsettling of the region as ISIS ravages countries and redraws boundaries; and the pull of Turkey and Saudi Arabia into the fray by Russian encroachment, Iranian meddling, and the United States’ inability to create and lead a coalition. Simultaneously, Dyer and Tobey provide practical encouragement and spiritual principles for finding comfort, strength, and perspective in an unsettling time while laying out a strategy for responding out of faith rather than fear in the face of end times concerns.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The book is going to appeal to people who believe in faith and God.  It is a shorter read but do not let that take from its content.  It opens more thinking points in the topics provided.  I feel like this will give you what you take from it and nothing more.

Found Psalm 23 By Sally Lloyd-Jones Review


From the bestselling The Jesus Storybook Bible, with over two million products sold, comes Found based on Psalm 23. Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago, little ones will fall in love with this padded cover board book that reminds them of God’s Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.

About the author:

Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children. She is the author of three bestselling children’s Bibles, including the Moonbeam Award winner and ALA notable The Jesus Storybook Bible, as well as Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, winner of the ECPA Inspirational Book award. She has written many picture books for children, such as the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller How to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister and Song of the Stars. Sally was born and raised in Africa, was schooled in England, and now lives in New York City. She can be found at

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- While this is not the actual way the Psalm goes, it is still a cute way to express it without the darker verses.  The illustrations are so cute and your little one will really enjoy this book.  It is faith based.

Buy Baby Formula and more with this $50 Diapers .com Gift Certificate GIVEAWAY

When it comes to baby formula, there are so many to choose from and it can be really hard to select the right one for your baby. I know that I had a very hard time with selecting and finding a good price for my baby formula. Plus I needed something for a baby with colic. I wished that I had known about the infant formula feeding guide because it is so handy for reference.   I found this section on the Diapers .com site very helpful:

Types of Formula
formula FEEDING guide
We'll help you find the right formula & feeding solution for your baby
So now that we've covered the basics of formula, how do you choose the right one for your baby? The first question to answer when you're shopping for formula is: What form of it do you prefer to use: powder, liquid, or ready-to-feed, portion-sized bottles? Let's look at each type, in order of increasing convenience.

Powder: This is the most commonly used format for formula. All you need to do is measure out the powder, place it in a bottle, add the appropriate amount of water, shake until dissolved, and serve. OK, so maybe that isn't totally easy-peasy, but generations of moms have relied on powder formula to feed their babies. When you know that you'll need to feed your baby while you're on the go, powdered formula and water can be pre-measured and stored separately before you head out of the house. You can also pre-mix the formula, but keep in mind that you will need to keep it in a cooler at 40 degrees F until it's used. Once mixed and taken out to room temperature, you have between one to two hours to serve it to your baby before you need to throw it out. (Furthermore, you can keep prepared formula for only 24 hours in the refrigerator.)

As for what liquid to use, doctors recommend any tap water that doesn't have a high level of fluoride. (Large amounts of fluoride can lead to a condition called fluorosis, which affects and discolors teeth.) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "You can use fluoridated water to prepare infant formula. However, if your baby does not eat or drink anything but infant formula that is mixed with fluoridated water, there may be an increased chance for mild dental fluorosis. To lessen this chance, you can use low-fluoride bottled water some of the time to mix with infant formula; these bottled waters are labeled as de-ionized, purified, demineralized, or distilled. If they have added fluoride, the label will say so."

Liquid Concentrate: Formula also comes in concentrated, liquid form; you need to add the required amount of water before serving it to your baby. As with powdered formula, it's essential to add the prescribed amount of water. Formula that's too diluted may not give your baby enough nutrients, and formula that's too concentrated might be hard to consume and lead to dehydration.

Because it's liquid, it's a little easier to prepare than powder; you don't need as much mixing and shaking to ensure that the formula is free of clumps. But there's still a certain amount of prep that needs to be done.

Ready-to-Drink: This is hands down the easiest version of formula for busy moms. As the name suggests, all you have to do is pour it into a bottle. Some brands make life even more convenient: all you have to do is twist off the cap and twist on a nipple that's provided. It's that easy. This option is ideal for those groggy middle-of-the-night or first-thing-in-the-morning-before-work feedings when you don't want to have to deal with measuring powder and water.

I hope this helps you too!

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