Monday, January 31, 2011

The Shifters of 2040 (The Hunted of 2060, #3) by Ami Blackwelder

Set in Alaska in 2040, Melissa Marn and Bruce Wilder must work under the iron fist of the SCM, while still trying to maintain humanity. Discovering a world of shifters and hybrids, the scientists must struggle with human prejudice and betrayal. With the original ancestors, dubbed shifters, still living on earth, humans are in the midst of a fifteen year old war. As the eldest hybrids, Unseen and Diamond, learn about humans the hard way, with the loss of loved ones and sacrifices, love on planet earth proves challenging. 

My Review 
Wow!! An other other awesome book!!  I started reading it this last night. If it weren't that I was so sick I would have stayed up late reading this book. I picked it up again this morning and I just couldn't stop reading this book.Now I want to read all the other books in this series. I highly suggest this book if you are in paranormal romance novel. I must warn you, you will not want to put this book down and will want to read more.

Check out Ami Blackwelder's site if you want to know more or if you want to buy her book .
I give this  5 out of 5

 * I received this ebook for free and was not obligated to write a positive review*

Roundabouts Cupcake Sleeves

Product Description

I'm a busy mom of two that invented a new product called Roundabouts® Cupcake Sleeves and began selling online in Feb 2009.  They're wraps for cupcakes that transform standard cupcakes into virtually anything.
Using toppings easily found at a grocery or local party supply store, our decorative self-adhesive cupcake wrappers instantly transform cupcakes into popcorn tubs, gumball machine, sushi, and ice cream cones.  Our wraps are resistant to grease an oily substance, are earth friendly, and wipe clean if things get a bit messy in the kitchen! We’ve even had customers wash and re-use them, adhering a second time with a dab of frosting.  
We have 70+ Designs/Themes to choose from.  We personalize, customize and have not only been featured on Rachel Ray Magazine, we are proud winners of the Most Innovative Exhibitor Award at the 2010 July CA Gift Show in Los Angeles.

My Review
These are awesome!! Very easy to put on and  makes the cupcake oh so pretty :) I wanted to post a pic of my cupcakes but unfortunately I couldn't find my camera. 
if you want to make awesome looking cupcakes for special occasions then I suggest
you try these  

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Season 1 Volume 1 on DVD!

Hop in the van for Mystery Inc.’s new, cool series of spooky capers. Like, it’s an all-new Scooby-Doo TV series for families who want their mysteries like Scooby-Doo and Shaggy want their pizza … spicy with extra sauce! Join the gang in Crystal Cove – the most haunted place on Earth – to solve creepy cases packed with fearsome spooks and frights, exciting chases, terrifying surprises and of course, Freddy’s ingenious traps. But the gang doesn’t fall for that ghost stuff anymore. They know there’s always a bad guy behind the monster suit, until they receive a cryptic clue from the mysterious Mr. E, who challenges them with their greatest mystery yet – to uncover the secret behind the curse of Crystal Cove! Get trapped with Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Freddy, Daphne and Velma in four action-packed adventures from the cool, new show that’s a lot of doggone fun!

Available on DVD: January 25th  

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You can  buy it at a local store or you can buy it at WB Shop

My Review
I was a huge Scooby-Doo fan when I was a child and I still am. I have seen some of the other series and I have to say in my opinion Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated is one of the best so far. Even James (my husband) agrees with me that this is one of the best of the Scooby-Doo series.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Dead Man's Eye by Shaun Jeffrey (book review)

A corneal transplant does more than correct Joanna Raines sight. It allows her to see something that doesn't want to be seen. Something evil. Something that threatens mankind. The only trouble is that no one believes her, and by the time they do, it might be too late ...

Seeing is believing. Now Joanna just has to convince everyone else.

about this author

Shaun Jeffrey was brought up in a house in a cemetery, so it was only natural for his prose to stray towards the dark side when he started writing. He has had three novels published, Evilution, The Kult and Deadfall, and one collection of short stories, Voyeurs of Death. He has also had over 40 short stories published in places such as Dark Discoveries and Cemetery Dance. His novel The Kult was optioned for film and shooting has just finished.

My Review
I really enjoyed this  book. I read it yesterday and I could not put this one down. When I first started reading it though I really thought it was similar in concept to the film "Jian Gui" and the  American re-make "The Eye," but as I read on it was very different. If you like Thriller/horror and dark novels then I highly recommend this one.

 If you want to buy this book you can do so at AAmazon and Smashwords

5 out of 5

*I received this ebook for free to review. I did not have to post a positive review*

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

$40 CSN Stores Giveaway (closed)

                                   CLOSED--- WINNER WILL BE PICKED AND CONTACTED ASAP

Well everyone I am hosting a new $40 CSN Stores Giveaway.
For those who do not know what CSN Stores is here is a bit info. Most of my readers will agree that CSN Stores is awesome.  You can spend hours searching their sites . I know from experience, I have spent at least 3 hours one day just going through their store 200+ stores. They sell Furniture,Housewares, Pet beds, shoes and lots more. 

I am pretty sure some of you received or bought yourselves a laptop during the Holidays. Do you need a laptop messenger bag? CSN Stores have really nice ones

The Giveaway 
MUST do this FIRST:
1) Become one of my followers and leave a comment - or if you already follow - just leave a comment! +1 entry's

If you want more entry's do the following - make sure that you make a NEW comment for each entry!:

1) Visit 
CSN Stores and tell me what you would buy with the $40! +1 entry's

2) Post about this giveaway on your blog and leave a comment as to where it is on your blog. +1 entry's

Tweet about this giveaway: RT @GeekyGirlReview: Enter for your chance to win $40 gift certificate to use at ANY of CSN 200 stores!

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The contest is open to readers with US or Canadian addresses only . Ends February 15th 2011

*there may be shipping charges or  international fees  for Canadians  for certain products.  


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Upcoming CSN Stores giveaway

I have been contacted to host an other awesome CSN Stores giveaway. Stay tuned to my blog because it will happen very soon.

Merlin: The Complete Second Season

Synopsis: Merlin is back with even more magic, adventure and romance as the young wizard struggles to protect Prince Arthur in the perilous world of Camelot. While battling deadly assassins, mystical monsters and the most powerful sorcerers Camelot has ever seen, Merlin must work harder than ever to conceal his unique abilities, as King Uther redoubles his war against magic. And Merlin isn’t the only one whose destiny calls—Lady Morgana , Uther’s ward, discovers dangerous secrets she dare not reveal; Lancelot returns, changing everything for both Gwen and Arthur; and King Uther fall in love, little knowing that the charming Lady Catrina is secretly a hideous troll. And as Arthur continues on his path from arrogant prince to the noble and just King Arthur of legend, we see the return of the one prophesised to kill him—the mysterious druid boy, Mordred. Featuring exciting new villains, white-knuckle stunt sequences, and spectacular CGI monsters, Merlin season two is more thrilling than ever.

Rleased on January 18th 2011

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My Review 
 I have heard of this show before and I actually had watched a episode of the first season when it aired out here in Canada and tought it was good. Unforuntely I always seem to missed it when it aired. 
Anyways, since I currently have a cold I sat down for a few hours yesterday and watched the first 2 dics of season 2. I am now hooked on this show. This show is funny,exciting,and magical. What is there not to love? 
I highly recommend this . 

4 1/2 out of 5

* Merlin: The Complete Second Season for free to review on my blog. I did not have to write a positive review*

Monday, January 24, 2011

My Perfect Wedding by Sibel Hodge (book review)

About The BookHelen Grey is finally getting everything she wants. She's about to have the perfect dream wedding and begin an exciting new life abroad on the sunny Mediterranean island of Cyprus. But living the dream isn't all it's cracked up to be.

After a mix-up at the airport, Helen finds herself drawn into the midst of an elaborate plot to steal an ancient statue and assassinate a local businessman. And as if that wasn't bad enough, her wedding dress is AWOL, the statue seems to be cursed, and Helen is wanted by the police.

With the big day rapidly approaching, a roller-coaster of mishaps, misunderstandings, and disasters threatens to turn the newlyweds into nearlyweds.

Can Helen prevent an assassination, save the statue, and have the perfect wedding? Or will the day to remember turn into one she'd rather forget?

My review
I loved this book. It is a easy read so it didn't take me long to read it and I just couldn't put it down. I read it in one afternoon.It is funny, witty and intriguing. If you are a fan of Sophie Kinsella I am positive you will love  My Perfect Wedding by Sibel Hodge.

You can get this book in  or in Smashwords
5 out of 5.

Check out  Sibel Hodge's website and you can follow her on Twitter

Saturday, January 22, 2011


I have a winner for WHOM GOD WOULD DESTROY by Commander Pants

THE WINNER IS ........bcbeaveratheart

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dallas:The Complete Fourteenth season

























































































































































In its 14th and final season, Dallas goes out in a gusher of murders and kidnappings, lies and blackmail, seductions and schemes. J.R., Bobby and Cliff – three original characters so big only Big D could hold ’em – are at the heart of the action, surrounded by oil-country folks who joined the series over the years and a passel of dynamic newcomers. And of course there’s that Dallas hallmark, a white-knuckle cliffhanger. This time it’s a two-part finale inspired by It’s a Wonderful Life in which J.R.’s guardian from the great beyond shows the Lone Star State’s meanest rattler what the world would have been without him. Think everything’s for the better? Then you’re in for some surprises!

 Dallas:The Complete Fourteenth season came out on DVD on January 18th 2011. You can buy it in a store nears you or you can buy it in the WB Store

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My Review

Well I was pretty young when this series started but I remember watching this show with my mother once in a while when I was a child but of course I never really payed attention to this show back then but now I just love this show. This show is still awesome to watch.

Monday, January 17, 2011

ER: The Complete Fourteenth Season

Synopsis: At an ER party, Nurse Chuny Marquez recalls, ?I still remember when Mark Green and Doug Ross were running the place.? ?Who?? asks a newcomer. So much has happened in 14 seasons, so many people have come and gone, but the chaos of saving lives and the dedication of the people who make County General run remain. In this penultimate season of the powerful, award-winning series, personal tragedies threaten ? and sometimes strengthen ? relationships among the staff. And the patients bring their own compelling stories. A boy genius diagnoses his mysterious illness, a cancer-ridden prison doctor is haunted by the men he put to death, a woman arrives in the ER expecting her 13th baby. Triumph, loss, tears, joy?next!

 Here is a little clip of one of the episodes .

 You can Own It now --ER: The Complete Fourteenth Season available on DVD January 11th 2011.

My Review

I loved watching ER but I did end up having to miss a lot of it due to the fact that it played late in the evening and because of that I ended up missing a lot of episodes. I am so glad the ER is on dvd because now I can watch it whenever I want.
Anyways I don't think this season was one of the best but it was a good one anyways.Definitely do recommend you get this if you are a fan for the show. I love the fact that you can see  parts of the show that was cut out, which I thought was pretty cool. The case is plastic which is good because it keeps the discs from being damaged which is great .

It is out in stores right now but if you want to buy it online you can do so WBShop

* I received ER: The Complete Fourteenth Season for free to review on my blog* 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hunters & Prey (Immortalis #2) by Katie Salidas (book review)

Becoming a vampire saved Alyssa from death, but the price was high: the loss of everything and everyone attached to her mortal life. She s still learning to cope when a surprise confrontation with Santino Vitale, the Acta Sanctorum s most fearsome hunter, sends her fleeing back to the world she once knew, and Fallon, the friend she s missed more than anything.
Alyssa breaks vampire law by revealing her new, true self to her old friend, a fact which causes strong division in the group that should support her most: her clan.
Worse yet, her revelation entangles Fallon in the struggle between vampires and hunters and The Acta Sanctorum is ready to attack again, with a new army of hybrid creations: the Frenzy Soldiers.
If Alyssa hopes to survive and keep her mortal friend safe, she ll have to be willing to make a deal with the enemy, and regain her clan s support. It will take everyone working together in a precarious truce to fight against the Acta Sanctorum s new threat.

My Review

Wow!!  I loved this one just as much as the first one. It didn't take me long to read it because I just couldn't put it down and now I can't wait to read the 3rd book in this series! 
If you are into modern vampire/paranomal fantasy books then I do suggest this book series by Katie Salidas.

If you want to buy this book or any other of Katie's book you can find herbook in  paperback and Kindle  on or you can also buy them in the Rising Sign Books site.

I give this book a 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Immortalis Carpe Noctem (Immortalis #1) by Katie Salidas (book review)


Explore the emotional upheaval that is the transformation from human to vampire.Bleeding to death after brutal mugging on the campus of UNLV, Twenty-five year old Alyssa, is rescued by the cold and aloof, vampire, Lysander. Taking pity on her, he shares the gift-and curse-of immortality. She awakens as a vampire and is soon devastated by harsh realities of her new way of life: An unyielding thirst for blood as well as the loss of her friends, her independence, and her humanity.
As if having her humanity stripped away was not enough to make life interesting, Alyssa finds out her "turning", did not go unnoticed by the rest of undead society. Old enemies; an ancient sect of vampire hunters, known as the Acta Sanctorum, as well as a powerful Vampire mistress, each set plans in motion to destroy both Alyssa and Lysander.
Only by accepting her new-found immortality, seizing the night, will Alyssa hope to survive. She and Lysander must fight together against two sets of enemies bent on destroying them both.

 My Review

The author of this book series contacted me and asked me if I wanted to do a review of the second book in this series (which I will be posting soon). I wasn't asked to review the first one but I thought I should.
This book was very good. It wouldn't have taken me long to read this book but I had misplaced my eReader for a few days but once I found it I started reading it again and I just couldn't put the book down and once I was done reading this book I couldn't wait to start reading the second one.

If you want to buy this book in paperback you can buy here in or if you perfer e-books then you can buy it at or you could also but paperback or Kindle of this book and Katie Salidas' other books directly from the  publishers website Rising Sign Books. Also check out Katie Salidas' blog.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars

Monday, January 10, 2011

Not my regular post

As you all know by now, we have moved into an other Province last summer. We are using Bell internet and I have to tell you we are not happy with our Internet at all.

From day 1 we have had problems with them. The internet is slow and some days it doesn't even work. Also the only package they could give us for our area only gives us 10 GB bandwidth...Now with the age of Netfliks, iTunes and online gaming this is nothing. We did pay extra to get a extra 20 GB. Just last month we went over our quota and of course we can't go and buy more bandwidth. Grrr... that got on our nerves especially since I play a online game, plus I got a iTunes card and a PlayStation card for the Holidays and I can't even buy and download anything or else we will be charge by the MBs. Well maybe it is enough for most people but for us it is frustrating especially since where we lived before our bandwith limit was 125GB.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

WHOM GOD WOULD DESTROY book review and giveaway

A novel to incite a Judeo-Christian Fatwa: When "God" decides to mess with humanity once more, he runs into some kinks he didn't foresee... WHOM GOD WOULD DESTROY, it's about God, insanity and the search for the Ultimate Orgasm. Luke Rhinehart (author of the cult classic, The Dice Man) calls WHOM GOD WOULD DESTROY, "a wonderful novel with an original comic vision and style that had me laughing aloud. Commander Pants has created a unique cast of characters and tells a story that gets increasingly mad as we proceed, climaxing in a series of scenes, each one topping the previous one."

My Review
I wasn't really expecting much from this book when Commander Pants offered me a copy of this book to review. I was very surprised at how much I really did enjoy this book and it was one I read in one day. It kept in interested in the story and I highly recommend this book! Check out the book's website

I give this a 5 out of 5

The Giveaway
To win a copy of  WHOM GOD WOULD DESTROY you must follow my blog  Geeky Girl Reviews through Google Connect

Bonus entries
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Ends on January 21st 2011.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Into the Light film review

About The Film

“When you ask people, do you think Tanzanians know what they should know about AIDS everyone will say ‘yeah, yeah, they know,’ but if they know then why is the problem still there?” So asks Tanzanian sociologist Mama Lyimo (pronounced “Lee-Mo”) about the horrific and emotional toll of the HIV/AIDS death rate in her East African country. A woman of immense heart and strong will, Lyimo wants to know why hundreds of thousands of her countrymen and women are dying each year, leaving behind children with no one to care for them, no one to comfort them, no one to teach them.
Setting out on a 40-day journey across Tanzania to see for herself why the pandemic continues to thrive, Lyimo is compelled to find out the answer as she listens to people’s stories, all the while giving a passionate and unrelenting face to the African fight against AIDS. When she befriends an illuminating AIDS orphan named Suzy, Lyimo’s personal journey becomes more urgent and intimate than she could have ever imagined.

Director Peter Glenn worked with Mama Lyimo for two years before filming began on INTO THE LIGHT.  Frustrated that millions of dollars and work hours had amounted to few successes in the fight against AIDS, Lyimo called Peter to task. “The problem is we’re always fighting AIDS from the top down.  We need to go to talk with people at the grassroots and make a documentary about what they think needs to be done most to fight AIDS.  The only way we are going to find new solutions is by understanding the lives of those affected by the disease.”

Shot on location across the stunningly beautiful landscape of Tanzania, the musical score for INTO THE LIGHT is by Tsotsi composer Paul Hepker who is accompanied by the soulful voice of acclaimed East African artist Ayub Ogada.
One woman’s commanding proclamation on the state of the human condition, INTO THE LIGHT is both devastating and inspiring: from a caring heart to the driven action of a woman on a mission, Into the Light strikes a note of hope amidst a sea of pain.

Festivals & Awards
In July of 2008, “Into the Light” won the Ousmane Sembene Films for Development Award at the
Zanzibar International Film Festival in Tanzania.
The film celebrated its world premiere at the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam in
November of 2007.
It made its U.S. premiere at the Pan African Film Festival of Los Angeles in
February of 2008.
“Into the Light” has also screened at the OneWorld International Documentary
Festival in Prague and the Amakula Kampala International Film Festival in 2008.

My Review

Into The Light is a very interesting and informative little film. I am not usually into this kind of film. I think this is awesome and it should be showed in schools everywhere. Check it out.

I give this 4 out of 5 stars

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Denise Austin's Get Energy!: Empower Your Body, Love Your Life (book review)

With busy schedules, demanding careers, and little time, many of us battle just to stay awake. But energy is something that is in our control, even when time is short. Now 50 years young, fitness guru Denise Austin shows readers how to super-charge their lives, using her innovative lifestyle plan. She eats the right foods at the right time of day. She uses the power of stretching and breathing to feed her body with energy-enhancing oxygen. She uses mini-workouts to get energy even on her busiest days--and now you can too!

Denise shows how simple changes can add up to increased energy levels throughout the day. From the foods they consume to the way they sit in their chairs, readers won't believe how Denise's quick and easy plan will dramatically increase their energy levels. In as little as a week, results will be felt: radiant skin, more restful sleep, and a sharper follow Denise Austin and prepare for a fitness wake-up call!

My Review
First off, this is NOT a diet or exercise book. Yes, there are diet and exercise suggestions through out the book, but they are helpful hints and some lifestyle changes that can help towards that first step of taking action.
I have tried a few of the suggestions in this book and I was very surprised that some of them really did help me .I think i will try it some more and maybe do the  14 day plan.
If you are a busy mom I think this book will be great for you..

I give this 4 1/2 out of 5 starts.

* I received a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Second Chance by Sandra J. Gerencher (book review)

Second Chance How Adoption Saved a Boy with Autism & His Shelter Dog

About The Book
The timeless tale of a boy (with autism) and his (shelter) dog. Over the past 10 years, author Sandra Gerencher has been on a mission to save dogs from high-kill animal shelters. Her first rescue was P.J., the black and white Pomeranian in the story. She also adopted the orange Pomeranians Shelby and Lil Rascal, and of course, Chance, the big black Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix. All characters in the story are based on Sandra's real life family. The book is filled with softly blended watercolor photos of her loved ones. Her most significant adoption was her son, Terry. He was considered a special needs child because he was born with a genetic disorder known as Fragile X Syndrome. The disorder can cause many cognitive disorders, such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mental retardation and depression.

Sandra J. Gerencher Bio:
Sandra J. Gerencher is a special education teacher in the Bangor Area public school system. Prior to becoming a teacher, she worked at Lehigh University in a school-based program, as a Program Specialist for adults with disabilities. Over the past 20 years she has worked with children and adults with special needs in such areas as counseling, Behavior Specialist Consultation, behavioral research, crisis intervention and abuse therapy. Sandra graduated from Lehigh University with a M.Ed. in Special Education (2004) and from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia with an M.S. in Counseling Psychology (1999).

My Review
Second Chance is a charming story written in the point of view of a rescue dog. Chance is adopted by a family with an autistic child, Ryan, and three other dogs, P.J., Little Rascal, and Shelby.  The book is a wonderful way to teach children about autism, and adoption of both children and dogs.

If you want to purchase this book you can do so HERE

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Sandra J. Gerencher Facebook:

PBS Kids Recommended title

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year

Well an other year has passed and I have to say 2010 went so fast.

We had a big move. We really didn't want to leave all our friends and James's family and we really loved the weather in Victoria,BC but we knew it wasn't going to be our home foerever. Maybe someday we will be going back for a visit someday . At least we moved in a city we already knew  and other than cold winter and humid summers Kingston,Ontario isn't so bad.

We bought a house. It isn't our dream home but it will do. Needs to a bit of fixing up and renovating but it isn't really so bad.

A week after we moved into our new home we got a puppy. We had wanted a dog for a while and after we were all moved into our house we decided to get our puppy who is now almost 8 months old.

An other good thing that has happened is that my blog is slowly growing and I can now do more reviews than just once every few months. Thanks you to all of you who are following my blog and to authors who have given me the opportunely to read their books and to companies who have let me do reviews of their products.

There were also sad times like one of my cousins past away. She passed away when she was so young but without a fight. Also newborn nephew passed away.

I know 2011 will be bring some good times and bad times. I know I will most likely spend a good part of 2011 on my own and will have to learn to be independant again because  my husband will most likely  be going to be deployed at some point this year. It will be a difficult time for me but hopefully this blog will be keeping me busy during that time.

Anyways, I hope you all have a great 2011.