Monday, July 31, 2017

Fatal Trust by Todd M. Johnson Review

Cover Art


A Simple Job. An Unbelievable Payout. But in Risking It All On Blind Trust, He May Just Lose Everything . . .

Ian Wells is a young, ambitious Minneapolis attorney struggling to build up a law practice while caring for a mother with Alzheimer's. As the stress and bills mount, Ian is nearing the breaking point when everything changes with a single new case. All Ian must do, the client demands, is judge whether three men qualify for nine million dollars of trust funds soon to be paid out by determining whether they've been involved in any criminal activity for the past twenty years. Ian's fee for a week's work: the unfathomable sum of two hundred thousand dollars.

The job seems too good to be true, and Ian wants to turn the offer down, but his needs weigh more heavily. He warily accepts the job--but is quickly dragged deep into a mystery linking the trust money to an illegal enterprise dating back to Prohibition and the greatest unsolved crime in Minnesota history. Ian soon finds himself the target of a swiftly tightening criminal investigation--realizing too late that this so-called simple job has spun out of control and now threatens his career, his future, and his life.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Yes, this was an exciting read, because the legal aspect is true to life and the plot was really well thought out.   The author takes you on a thrill ride that has a simple pace while being easy to follow.  Great for an afternoon or two of reading for older ages.

Patterns of Evidence DVD Review and Discount #PatternsOfEvidence #FlyBy

Tim Mahoney founded Mahoney Media Group, Inc. (MMG) in 1989. MMG focused its business on television and video production for regional and national companies. In 2014 Tim founded Thinking Man Films & Media as an international documentary & publishing company with a focus on education and the Bible. Tim produced numerous productions for Christian organizations including the Billy Graham Association, World Wide Pictures, and Compassion International. 

Tim also served as the President of the board for the International Christian Visual Media Association (ICVM). Tim’s first full feature documentary film, “PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: THE EXODUS”, released in January 2015. The film took 12 years to develop and takes a scientific approach to investigate the events of the biblical Exodus. The overall vision for his film company is to explore “patterns of evidence” that support the biblical narrative and engages the world in a conversation. The film takes a balanced approach and leaves the audience to decide for themselves if the Bible is real history or myth.

About the film

Won 13 awards on the film festival circuit in 2014, including a Gold Remi Award winner for Best Director at the Worldfest Houston Intl. Film Festival, the Gold Crown Award for Best Picture and Best Documentary at ICVM 2014, and Official Selection at the Soho International Film Festival in New York.

Supplemental resources associated with the film include a nearly 400-page hardcover book, small group Bible study, Movie Event kit, youth version (called Young Explorers), homeschool curriculum and others.

It includes powerful interviews with some of the top experts in the fields of archaeology and Egyptology as well as people of influence in the Middle East.

The film has an objective, fair-minded and balanced approach. It allows viewpoints from all sides to be heard in a respectful way while asking honest questions of the Bible and scholars’ views. It does not preach and lets the evidence speak for itself. This allows the film to be very shareable with those of different viewpoints.

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Here is a discount code for you  to put in when purchasing the DVD at their store,  use MK1 for $3 off the DVD price which retails for $19.95.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  With factually presented information this DVD could easily sway a non religious person to the side of favor as the presentation is not only informative but also easy to sit through.  While you as a viewer are finding facts as well as learning, it is ultimately your choice to believe if it is a myth or not. 

Draw, Color, and Sticker Creative Lettering Sketchbook by Marissa Giambrone Review

Draw, Color, and Sticker Creative Lettering Sketchbook

Draw, Color, and Sticker Creative Lettering Sketchbook by Marissa Giambrone

An Imaginative Illustration Journal

ISBN: 9781631593376

Quarry Books | July 1, 2017

USD: $19.99 | CAN: $25.99

Draw, Color, and Sticker Creative Lettering offers page after page of beautiful inspiration designed to get you drawing letters! Stickers and partially illustrated pages provide a rich canvas to encourage you to practice drawing with a multitude of elements and across multiple themes. Black and white drawings with touches of color will get you started, and invites further experimentation. The uncoated paper stock is perfect for drawing, painting, and coloring with any variety of materials. The included stickers are printed on soft uncoated paper so they can take color or additional drawing on top!

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  If you are interested in cute font and ways to draw it, this has a few great ideas.  I thought the animal creatures were super cute. The actual lettering can be a bit challenging.   It was really fun to browse through and kind of fun for my to try out the different styles.  My kids had more fun as the older ones really enjoy arts and crafts so the stickers were a huge hit.  

Brain Bend by Mister Mourao Review

Brain Bend Extreme Architecture Mazes to Decode and Color
Brain Bend by Mister Mourao

Extreme Architecture Mazes to Decode and Color

ISBN: 9781631593185

Rockport Publishers | July 1, 2017

USD: $15.99 | CAN: $20.99

Brain Bend is a unique book featuring 25 wild, vibrant, architecturally themed mazes, along with black-and-white versions of the same artwork for coloring in. The stunning, mind-bending designs, range in style from joyfully freeform to impressively structured, offer a stimulating visual challenge to maze and coloring enthusiasts. It also includes maze solutions at the back of the book. And the perforated pages make it easy to remove the designs, and high-quality, heavy, uncoated paper make them a pleasure to solve and color.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Wow, the mazes are tough but fun and then you get to color each detailed image.  My kids decided to use a q-tip to get through the mazes and wanted to color both pages.  It is so fun to see the look of concentration during the maze and added beauty of the finished work. Do to the smaller sections some skill levels may require added help. 

Busy Family Calendar Review

Busy Family Calendar 2018

ISBN: 9781631063411
Rock Point Publishers | August 1, 2017
$15.99 US · $19.99 CAN · 24 pages · Calendar

Keep your family's organized while enjoying charming artwork on in the large calendar grid, colorful reminder stickers, and handy storage pocket make it fun and easy to manage everyone's schedule! BUSY FAMILY CALENDAR 2018 will organize and track up to five family members while enjoying charming season artwork by Alison Cole. The large calendar grid, colorful reminder stickers, and handy storage pocket make it fun and easy to manage everyone all year long!

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  A colorful, very entertaining calendar that is a joy to use as well as helps to keep everything on track.   I really enjoy the added 300 stickers as well as the grid type of days to make scheduling more efficient.  The whole family can enjoy this.

Estes Rocket Star Air Rocket Launch Set GIVEAWAY

This is the Rocket Star Air Rocket from Estes.

Suitable for Ages 8 & Older.


Flies up to 50 feet (15.2m) high
Air powered and no batteries needed
Simply attach the foam launch legs to the foam launch base and you
are ready to blast off
Pre-assembled rockets
Two air rockets included
Colorful decals



Two foam rockets
One air cube
One air hose
One air shaft
One launch pad
Three platform legs


I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's review- Very easy to assemble and it works. Great for kids who want to have fun, but not wait all day to get the project over with.

I See Me Personalized Lunch Box Giveaway

I See Me Personalized Lunch Box Giveaway

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