Thursday, September 29, 2011

Straight Up: Short Bedtime Stories Easy Reading by Rachel A. Frias

Very well written book with a bunch of short stories that are 2 or 3 pages  which it perfect to read on the bus or waiting at the doctor's office and perfect for bed.
I read this yesterday afternoon and read the rest in bed last night and I very much enjoyed the stories.

If you are looking for a quick and easy read I think you might like this one.
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I give this 4 out of 5

*I was given a free copy of this book for my honest review*

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

EnvyDerm Mascara for lash growth and conditioning

Say goodbye, lash curler. Dramatic, longer lashes are possible with EnvyDerm’s Volume Mascara for lash growth and Conditioning. A favorite with makeup artists, this new mascara combines powerful lash treatment benefits with the enhancing effect of mascara. Specially formulated to :
-repair lash damage and promote new lash growth, the Growth Mascara harnesses the power of its active natural ingredients such as Moroccan Argan Oil and Peptides to nourish eyelashes with every use. Each lash is amplified, yet remains individually defined for an overall natural finish, like you were born with to-die-for lashes. Hydroplant specialized peptides and hydrolyzed keratin to repair lash damage and promote new lash growth. Moroccan Argan Oil, vitamins, minerals and amino acid to nourish eyelashes with every use. - Luxurious polymer and nylon to add big-time volume and definition to your lashes along with natural waxes to form an elastic veil that helps sculpt your mascara for a clump free look.
- Hourglass shape brush to lift and separate every lash delivering the perfect amount of mascara needed for optimum lash volume.


 First of all I have to say I have super short and thin lashes that you can barely even see. I have tried this mascara for about 2 weeks now and it didn't even do anything to my lashes  and I really actually it kept smudging on my lower lid. I so wanted to like this product because all the other reviews I have read were all good . Maybe because my eye lashes are super short I should give it a little bit more time.
The Envyderm mascara costs $36US and  I am cheap I do not see myself buying this mascara ever again in the future.I think I will stick to my cheap mascara.
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Into the Lion's Heart by Beth Trissel

Love Letters
As the French Revolution rages, the English nobility offer sanctuary to many a refugee. Captain Dalton Evans arrives in Dover to meet a distant cousin, expecting to see a spoiled aristocrat. Instead, he's conquered by the simplicity of his new charge. And his best friend Thomas Archer isn't immune to her artless charm, either.
Cecile Beaumont didn't choose to travel across the Channel. And she certainly didn't expect that impersonating her own mistress would introduce her to a most mesmerizing man. Now she must play out the masquerade, or risk life, freedom – and her heart.


I am  usually very picky when it comes to historical romance books but I really love this one. Very well written and got me hooked from the very beginning.If you are into this kind of books you most likely will like this book as well.

You can purchase Into the Lion's Heart by Beth Trissel on .

I give this 4 out of 5

*I was given a free copy of this book for my honest review*

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave by Sibel Hodge

Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave is a gritty, gripping, and tear-jerking novella, inspired by real victims’ accounts and research into the sex trafficking underworld.

It is estimated that 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year – 80% of these are women and girls. (Source: U.S. Department of State, Trafficking in Persons Report: 2007)


 I am already a fan of Sibel Hodge and I am now even more. Even though this is very short it was very well written from the beginning to the end. I wasn't planning on reading it all last night but I just  couldn't put it down.  

If you would like to purchase this novella you can do so at or smashwords.

I give this 5 out of 5

*I was given a free copy of this ebook for my honest review*

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Twin by Nell Thomas

It's just another missing person's case for the detective, Ray Webster, as he flies from Delaware to a sleepy little town in Nebraska. But for him and the widow of the brother he never knew, it is the beginning of an adventure that will change both of their lives forever. He calls on the house of Jeff Vance to interview him. He meets Jessica. Ray learns from her that Jeff is dead, and that he is almost identical in appearance to Jessica's late husband. He calls someone at the detective agency to do some back channel investigation, and sure enough, he learns that Jeff is the twin brother he never knew he had. Ray and Jessica are immediately drawn to each other, against their better judgment. Ray feels like he is betraying his brother by courting his widow. But, for her sake, he wants to find out as much as he can about the fatal car crash that claimed Jeff's life. Jessica is also torn. Is it right for her to be attracted to someone who is so much like Jeff? It soon becomes apparent that Ray and Jessica have a lot more to worry about than their developing romantic relationship. Ray discovers that Jeff was murdered because he knew too much. Things in Plainsville are about to get really ugly, as he seeks to uncover the truth about his brother's death.


This is a very good book and very well written. One that kept reading to the very last page in one day. I really think that if you are into suspense then i think you will enjoy this one.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Chasing the Red Car by Ellen Ruderman

Transplanted from her home in the Bronx to the burgeoning San Fernando Valley of 1947, Kim LeBow is faced with trouble on every side. Her home life is rocky and emotionally unpredictable, and the McCarthy-era communist witch hunts strike all around, threatening Kim's father and even reaching into her high school. 
The political struggles and personal cataclysms that follow change Kim from an open and caring young girl into a political activist and educator, while leaving emotional scars that only time-and the return of the great love of her life-are able to heal. 
Drawing parallels between the political repression of the 1950s and the abuses of executive power after 9/11, Chasing the Red Car reminds us that all politics is personal and that the truth of George Santayana's maxim about history repeating itself can be seen all around us every day. 


I was a little worried that I might not like this book because it is not my usual kind of books I would read. I was very wrong. I very much enjoyed every minutes so much so that I could not put it down and had to read it all yesterday. Very well written and will make you want to keep reading.  I am very certain that a lot of you will very much enjoy this one.

If you want to purchase this book you can do so at and Barnes&Noble . I checked and Canadians can buy it at Chapters so I am pretty sure you can buy it in most big chain bookstores (but don't quote me on that).

I give this 5 out of 5

*I was given a free copy of this book for my honest review*

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blood's Voice (House Millar, #1) by Aine Massie

Anya Millar had no memory of her life or an instruction manual on how to navigate the insane world of humans, biting, and reality. Instead, Anya has had to learn to navigate the world of love, life, and sanity while avoiding those that would see her dead or enslaved.

This is the ongoing journey of Anya and Nicholas, human loving vampires and the human they love, Declán. What makes it all more complicated is that they are abominations in their own world and Declán is a natural born vampire hunter called a Guardian.

Anya must come to terms with who she is and her missing past, Nicholas must win back the object of his eternal love while dealing with new cravings in his silent heart, and Declán must learn to destroy the very creatures that he has unequivocally given his heart and blood.


This is one book I could not put down at all and this is really one I want to read book #2 as soon as I can.  Very well written and a great Young Adult book. If you are into Young Adult vampire books I think you will most likely like this book.

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I give this 4 out of 5

* I was given a copy of this ebook for free for my honest review.* 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Cage Life by Karin Cox

This collection of short stories by Karin Cox explores the choices and compromises we make in love, and how they can trap or liberate us depending on our mindset. Each story comes with an unexpected twist that makes reading all the way to the end imperative.

In "Cage Life," first published by [untitled] magazine in 2010 as "Still Life", a young mum feels like a prisoner in her own home. Her decision to escape the bonds of marriage and motherhood, just for a few hours, has unexpected consequences that force her to a re-evaluate what it really means to be loved, to be married, and to be free.

In "The Usurper," unconditional love is explored within the boundaries of age and longing. Basil is in his eighties, with an illustrious career in law enforcement behind him, when he meets Carla — a beautiful, energetic and much younger mistress. But when Simon appears on the scene, can Basil keep her or does she, in fact, keep him.


I very much enjoyed this book.  I loved both stories. Very well writen and it got me hooked from the very first page.  I highly recommend this book. 

4 out of 5

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dannon Activia Selects


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I love yogurt and Dannon is my favourite brand.  I would really like to try out these new ones but unfortunately they are not available in Canada yet :(  I very much hope this is available out here soon because if not I will be very disappointed.   If you live in the US feel free to grab a coupon and once you tried it out let me know how it was. 


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Monday, September 12, 2011

Foundation for the Lost by Scott Rhine

No good deed goes unpunished.

A Kabbalah magician, Aaron Walker has devoted the last hundred years of his life to his Foundation, a charity that helps widows, orphans, and the stranger in the land. It doesn't get much stranger than the Lost: male witches who don't have parents to train them in the arts. Now, corporate wizards are trying to kill him, and he has no idea why.

With a handful for former students, he hops from one hidden enclave of cultural magic to another, hoping to survive long enough to contact the witches of New Salem. But the assassins don't scare Aaron as much as the price the witch Rose demands for her aid--to father a child. To keep his magic and save the world, he must remain a virgin. Merodak, the demon, a way out but he's a pathological liar with a twisted sense of humor.

An urban fantasy with humor that starts like a hardboiled detective novel and continues with non-stop action. Readers on authonomy said they could hear each character's unique voice.


WOW!!  An other great book by Scott Rhine !  This is this second book by Scott Rhine i have read and reviewed so far and this one is even better than the other book. I very much loved this urban fantasy. It is very well written ,it has a little bit of romance and some humor and ofcourse some action.This is one book I couldn't put down and didn't want to put down until I was finished reading every pages.    
I highly recommend this book .

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I give this 5 out of 5.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fractured Time by Alan Draven (ebook review)

Donovan Vicar is a "feeler"-a man who feels the vibrations of people around him. One October evening on his way home, he bumps into a man that he senses to be particularly evil, and he embarks on a late bus ride to seek him out. As the empty bus leaves the station in foggy Bitternest, Louisiana, Donovan falls asleep. When he wakes up, he is disoriented by what he sees-he is still in Bitternest, only his surroundings seem more primitive and unfamiliar. He is shocked to realize that he has traveled back in time to the year 1957 and that the city is plagued by the mysterious disappearances of numerous young women.

Everything points to Timothy Crane, a man alleged to have many shady associations and rumored to be dabbling in black magic. Aided by Ritchie Campbell, a young man with his share of dark secrets, and his old friend Edgar Ward, Donovan finds himself caught up with the events unfurling in Bitternest. He is slowly coming to terms with his gifts as a "feeler" and only begins to get a glimpse of all the power brewing inside him.

The stakes are raised and everything culminates into one fateful night leaving them less than a week to figure out what Crane is really up to and how to stop him. It might also be Donovan's only chance to ever get back home...


Alan Draven was born the same year KISS's first album was released. He lives in Montreal, Canada. His stories have been published online, in magazines and anthologies. He is also the founder of Pixie Dust Press. His first novel, Bitternest, was published in 2007. In 2008, he edited the gothic anthology Sinister Landscapes which went on to become a number one Amazon bestseller. In 2009, the novella collection Creeping Shadows was released featuring his novella “Vengeance is Mine”. In 2010, his short story and novella collection titled The Bitternest Chronicles was published. His screenplay for his short story “Breaking and Entering” was adapted into a short film to be released soon. Fractured Time is his second novel. His books can be found everywhere online.


    This Urban Fantasy/Horror/Dark Suspense is a great book that kept me reading and I didn't want to put it down. It is an easy and quick read and I enjoyed every since page.Totally worth the time I have spent reading this book instead of doing housework.
  I think if you enjoy urban fantasy/horror and dark suspense you most likely will love this book as much as I did.

Check out Alan's blog and you can find where you can get this book

I give this 4 out of 5

Trend Micro’s Titanium Maximum Security 2012 review

Thanks to BzzAgent, I have been given a free subscription for 1 WHOLE year to Trend Micro’s Titanium Maximum Security 2012.You can use code BZZ30 for a 1 year subscription for just $49.95 or download a Best Buy Coupon here for in-store purchase (US ONLY).

Titanium™ Maximum Security has all the bases covered when it comes to protecting you online. Check out the product's key features:
Set and forget
Titanium™ Maximum Security is extremely easy to activate, and once it's done, you don't have to do a thing. Not only is the software non-intrusive, but it takes up less than half the disk space and memory of other security products — so your computer runs faster (and you avoid stress). From the main console, you can access easy-to-read security reports with all the details about the Internet threats that attack your computer. Talk about no worries!
Maximize your PC's performance
The System Tuner feature of Titanium™ Maximum Security can help you recover disk space, make Windows run faster and optimize your computer's performance. Test it out today! From the main console, select Tools > System Tuner > Ok > Perform Tune Up
Keep your files private
Imagine if you lost your laptop— your laptop with hundreds of important files you want to keep private. What would you do? With Titanium™ Maximum Security, you can locate and lock your files remotely, and even wipe the data if necessary. So no one will ever see those photos of you in skin-tight leather...
Social networking security
Titanium™ Maximum Security automatically scans your Facebook, Twitter or MySpace wall to visually show you what links are safe or malicious. You never have to click a bad link again! Just think of all the crazy videos and offers you're saving yourself from.

Smartphone or tablet protection
Titanium™ Maximum Security allows you to extend your online protection to your smartphones and tablets including Android, Symbian, iOS and Windows devices
  • Titanium™ Maximum Security includes Mobile Security Personal Edition for Android and can be activated within the product (see installation instructions). It allows you to: locate, lock and remotely erase data if your device is lost or stolen; block unwanted calls and texts; scan apps for viruses and other threats; and enable parental controls to keep kids safe
  • iOS security allows you to: securely surf the web on your iPhone or iPad by protecting you against malicious sites.

I really needed to get a new subscription for security software so when I got invited to do this campaign I jumped on the chance to try it out.  I was using Norton before and I have been using it for the past 7 years but I had heard some great things before about Trend Micro.

     Anyways after a little over a week of using Trend Micro’s Titanium Maximum Security 2012 I am now confident enough to post my review.
I have I scanned my computer 3 times so far and I didn't have a virus but the software stopped a bunch of web threats.A full virus scan time takes a while just like any other software and of course the  time will vary on how much stuff is one your computer. But all in all it is a decent software I think. It does what it is supposed to do and it is a little cheaper than my Norton subscription was so that is also a good thing right?

I give this 4 out of 5

    Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    "I dig NY" Graphic T-shirt has designed a limited edition tee that will be available September 1, 2011.  60% of proceeds from the sales made prior to 09/11/11, will be given to the New York Police and Fire Department Unions, given they risked their lives to save others during the terror attacks on the World Trade Center.  Duglife's goal is to inspire people around the nation to wear the "I dig NY" T-Shirt on September 11th as a tribute to showing the world just how Americans of all different cultures can unite. They also want to display that we will "Never Forget" and will always dig New York.

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    The T-shirts are $24.99 and you can order your here Shirts are available in M, L, XL, and 2XL!

    This t-shirt is very comfy and the  image really stays on. I have worn this a few times since I received it and washed it a few times and it still looks like new. Definately well worth it .

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    Occasionally Heroic A.I. by by David West (ebook review)

    After years of artificial intelligence growing inside our computers, studying our civilization and creating their own, they have managed to stay undetected. They observed our frequent social status updates, read our emails, and cringed in horror at our massive library of dirty videos collecting on the internet. There were two, however, who were about to reveal their kind, to save a life.

    When Adam loses his will to live, the A.I. on his home and office computers take it upon themselves to rescue him from his terminal state. In revealing themselves to Adam, they break the first law of the virtual world, and now he must be the one to save them. Through his adventures in this previously unknown reality, he must battle those out to silence him, land his dream girl, and save the day.


    This is a little different I must say but a good different especially if you are a geek like me. I very much enjoyed this book. It is very well written and I really like the way it turned out at the end. I read this yesterday afternoon and I am so glad I didn't have anything else to do because I spent my morning and afternoon reading this book and I enjoyed every minute of it. 

    If you want to purchase this ebook you can do so at

    I give this 4 out of 5

    * I was given a copy of this ebook for free for my honest review.*

    Monday, September 5, 2011

    Designerliners Product Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

    Designerliners are stylish biodegradable trash bags that can beautify any room in the home. The bags come in ten different color/pattern combinations; Pink Polka Dot, Orange Polka Dot, Navy Blue Polka Dot, Red Gingham, Gold Gingham, Black Leopard, Blue Leopard, Red Toile, Blue Toile, and Black Tattersol. I have received the Red Gingham.

    These trash bags are so cute and I was surprised as to how sturdy these were. We currently are using a bag in the rec room even though it doesn't really go well with our decor but that is ok. I am thinking once I have painted my home office I might just buy the Black Leopard ones because I think that it would look super cute in there.

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    Confessions of a Catholic Cop by Thomas Fitzsimmons

    Confessions of a Catholic Cop is a gripping thrill ride and a first-rate mystery. Author, and ex-New York City cop Thomas Fitzsimmons takes the reader on a journey through the gritty Bronx underbelly, a journey which includes characters from the highest class of Fifth Avenue executives, corrupt cops, shady bar owners, and honest beat cops. The story follows an honest Bronx cop (who also moonlights as a supporting character on 'Law and Order') and his troubled partner as they try to uncover a string of mysterious arsons surrounding a Bronx city block that has been ear-marked for demolition by a Manhattan real estate tycoon. As clue after clue brings them deeper and deeper into a massive potential cover-up, they try, perhaps in vain, to hold on to their jobs as police officers. Confessions of a Catholic Cop starts out strong and never lets up. The action is non-stop and the mystery is involving. A perfect summer read. A breathless page-turner.


    This book is a well written, fast reading thriller that you will not want to put down, I know I didn't want to put it down.The story is very believable and will draw you in right away.  I think if you are into this kind of books you will most likely like this book.

    I give this 5 out of 5

    * I was given a copy of this book for free for my honest review.*

    Thursday, September 1, 2011

    Untouchable by Scott O'Connor book review

    It is the autumn of 1999. A year has passed since Lucy Darby’s unexpected death, leaving her husband David and son Whitley to mend the gaping hole in their lives. David, a trauma-site cleanup technician, spends his nights expunging the violent remains of strangers, helping their families to move on, though he is unable to do the same. Whitley – an 11 year-old social pariah known simply as The Kid – hasn’t spoken since his mother’s death. Instead, he communicates through a growing collection of notebooks, living in a safer world of his own silent imagining.

    As the impending arrival of Y2K casts a shadow of uncertainty around them, their own precarious reality begins to implode. Questions pertaining to the events of Lucy’s death begin to haunt David, while The Kid, who still believes his mother is alive, enlists the help of his small group of misfit friends to bring her back. As David continues to lose his grip on reality and The Kid’s sense of urgency grows, they begin to uncover truths that will force them to confront their deepest fears about each other and the wounded family they are trying desperately to save.


    This is a very good book and it kept me reading until the end.   Very well writen and the characters were realistic. I recommend this book.

    4 out of 5

    * I was given a copy of this ebook for free for my honest review.*