Tuesday, April 30, 2013




Arriving Just in Time for Father’s Day, The Action-Packed Sequel Comes to Digital HD™ May 21 and Blu-ray and DVD June 4

A twisted genius and a good man are going head-to-head in the ultimate game of cat and mouse! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and WWE Studios unveil a brand new chapter in its thrilling action franchise with 12 ROUNDS 2: RELOADED. The second installment, starring WWE Superstar Randy Orton, debuts on Digital HD on May 21 and on Blu-ray and DVD on June 4 – just in time for Father’s Day.

As paramedic Nick Malloy, Orton jumps into overdrive in this pulse-pounding, thrill ride filled with gripping suspense! Malloy receives a terrifying call from a vengeful psychopath connected to his past, and the maniac (Brian Markinson) threatens to unleash a murder spree unless Nick can complete a series of 12 challenges without involving the cops or missing a single deadline. With no time to spare — and his own wife’s life on the line — Nick must piece together cryptic clues and hunt down the killer before it’s too late!

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Monday, April 29, 2013

All My Children and One Life to Live are back

All My Children revolves around the lives of the residents of fictional Pine Valley. For nearly forty years, this town has seen the trials and tribulations of its dynamic families. Now your favorite stories are back, and more dramatic than ever!

All My Children actors include returning actors include Debbie Morgan as Dr Angie Hubbard, Julie Barr as Brooke English,Sal Stowers as Cassandra Foster, Eric Nelson as AJ Chandler, Denyse Tontz as Miranda Montgomery, Jordan Lane Price as Celia Fitzgerald, Ryan Bittle as JR Chandler, Eden Riegel as Bianca Montgomery, Cady McClain as Dixie Cooney, Ray MacDonnell as Dr. Joe Martin, David Canary as Adam Chandler, Heather Roop as Jane McIntyre, and Francesca James as Evelyn Johnson will be returning once the soap moves online.

Facebook - www.facebook.com/AllMyChildren   
Twitter - http://twitter.com/AllMy_Children
Instagram - instagram.com/allmychildren

The good people of Llanview, Pennsylvania, lead complicated lives. In a town of questionable marriage ethics, teenagers grow up fast and fall in love quickly. The quiet simplicity of small-town living on the Llantano River is frequently upset by an over-abundance of multiple personalities who disturb the peace. Despite the jealousy, betrayal, and occasional baby-swapping, Llanview is where the Buchanan, Lord, and Cramer families struggle to retain the strong family ties that have always united them.

One Life to Live actors include Corbin Bleu as Jeffery King as well as returning actors Erika Slezak as Victoria Lord Buchanan, Robin Strasser as Dorian Lord, Tuc Watkins as David Vickers, Robert S. Woods as Bo Buchanan, Kassie DePaiva as Blair Cramer, Jerry verDorn as Clint Buchanan, Florencia Lozano as Tea Delgado, Melissa Archer as Natalie Buchanan Banks, Hillary B. Smith as Nora Buchanan, Kelley Missal as Danielle Manning, Josh Kelly as Cutter Wentworth, and Andrew Trischitta as Jack Manning. Recurring actors include: Sean Ringgold as Shaun Evans, Shenaz Treasury as Rama Patel, and Nick Choksi as Vimal Patel.

    Facebook - www.facebook.com/OneLifeToLive
    Twitter - http://twitter.com/onelifetolive
    Instagram - instagram.com/onelifetolive
    Tumblr - www.fyeaholtl.tumblr.com

    These 2 shows are  30 minute episodes available each weekday, with a recap on Friday and you can view All My Children and One Life To Live on Hulu.

    You can also get those links and links to where you can download on iTunes at The Online Network - www.theonlinenetwork.com . Also so far only Canadians who have FX Canada channel can view these shows on television but they are hoping it will be picked up by other television networks.

    I have to mention that both soap operas are  more adult oriented and includes profanity and other material not appropriate for younger children. 


    I have been watching All My Children since I can remember. I remember when I was growing my mother would watch it and if I didn't have school I would watch it with her. As I grew older and I continued watching it. If I couldn't watch it when it aired I would record it and watch it when I had the time.  When the AMC got cancelled I was very sad to see it go and for months and months I was missing my daily fix of this soap so when I heard it was returning after about 2 years hiatus I was very excited and i kept checking online to see who were returning.  

    Some of the old cast are returning but not all and some are only returning temporarily (for now)  but also some of the characters have been recast. I have read some spoilers and I know some of the characters that will pop up and some of the story line will surprise you.

    This new "reboot" takes place five years after the last episode but I have to tell you the first episode impressed me so much that I couldn't wait to see more. Now I just wish I had unlimited bandwith so that I can watch it  weekdays . Hopefully it will get picked up by a tv station that I do get.  

    Now on to One Life To Live.  

    I only watched ONTL a few times before it got cancelled but from what I saw it was pretty good.

    A bunch of the old characters are back but some were recast and there are new characters. 

    I watched the first episode of the brand new show today and I have to say that I am impressed and got me hooked. I think fans will be happy with this one .

    *I am participating in a campaign from One2One Network and The Online Network. I did not receive payment for this post. My participation makes me eligible for a prize drawing. All opinions  are my own*

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    Sunday, April 28, 2013

    April 28th Giveaway linky

    I am adding this for everyone to add their giveaway links. Please add as many as you want and please post if the giveaway is Canada or US or Worldwide so that everyone knows where it is available. 

     Instead of your name you write the name of the giveaway and info.

    Saturday, April 27, 2013

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    Friday, April 26, 2013

    Double Stuffed Swagbucks Tuesday April 30th

    Before April ends Swagbucks is giving you another opportunity to earn big! This Tuesday, April 30th Swagbucks is holding another Double Stuffed Swagbucks. If you missed the first one, here's how it works:

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    My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie Party & Adventures in the Crystal Empire Review

    My little Pony Friendship is Magic: Adventures in the Crystal Empire

    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Adventures in the Crystal Empire is coming to DVD in Canada on April 2ndAdventures in the Crystal Empire includes 5 episodes from the beloved series, and bonus features include a sing-along and coloring sheet.  Adventures in the Crystal Empire is priced at $14.97 and is available in stores and on Amazon.ca.

    This DVD has 5 Episodes:
    • The Crystal Empire, Part 1
    • The Crystal Empire, Part 2
    • Sonic Rainboom
    • Luna Eclipsed
    • It's About Time

    BONUS Features :
    • Coloring Sheet
    • and a Sing-A Long

    My little Pony Friendship is Magic:Pinkie Pie Party

    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic - Pinkie Pie Party is coming to DVD in Canada on April 16th. It includes 5 episodes, and bonus features include a Sing-Along and a Party Activity Kit. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic - Pinkie Pie Party is priced at $14.97 SRP and will be available exclusively at Walmart.

    This DVD has 5 Episodes:
    • Feeling Pinkie Keen
    • Party of One
    • Baby Cakes
    • A Friend In Deed
    • Too Many Pinkie Pies

    Bonus Features: 
    • Sing-A Long
    • and Part Activity Kit


    If you have a child who loves My Little Pony they will love these DVDs. They are both fun and will keep your child (and even you) entertained . The graphics and sound quality are amazing. The singalong on both DVDs are super fun.

    I give this 4 out of 5

    *The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.*

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    Photo Ready Giveaway Event

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    Wronghut's Mazement iOS game review

    Mazement is a ball rolling game that combines an epic fantasy story with the traditional wooden labyrinth and platformer games.

    Mazement has a great 3D graphical look, interesting physics and a destructible environment. You control the tilt of the playing field to guide the ball safely through increasingly difficult 3D levels. It is an amazingly fun platformer puzzle game, filled with challenging mazes, traps and enemies. Blast your way through walls! Hop over everything using Big Jump! Watch out for the evil Jailer and the mysterious Witch! Find your way out of the tower and set your ball friends free! Will you be able to finish the last levels with a 5-star rating and beat the boss enemies?


    * Compelling story with beautiful story art
    * Immersive gameplay and a destructible 3D world
    * Control the game accurately with the accelerometer
    * Collect coins, power-ups and find secrets!
    * Use fun power-ups, including BIG JUMP, blast through walls as a FIREBALL, fly with ZERO GRAVITY and much more...
    * Buy more power-ups from the power-up shop using coins collected in the game
    * Watch out for dangerous enemies and fight against the bosses!

    Mazement is available now in the App Store for iPhone and on iPad

    Device Requirements:
    * iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular

    * Requires iOS 5.0 or later

    About Wronghut:
    Wronghut is a small 3 man Finnish indie game company founded in 2012. 

    Check out Wronghut's website. Also you can find them on Facebook and Twitter.


    I have been playing this game for a week now and it is a addictive game. The beginning was easy but it keeps getting more difficult as you get further in the the game and I have to say sometimes it got frustrating but when I was getting frustrated I would just quit the game for a bit and then continue at a later time but really it is so much fun to play it. At first I was worried I wouldn't like it because I do not usually like this where you have to tilt your devise but I have no problems with this one is a pretty good game.

    The graphics are very good and the sound quality is good as well.

    Mazement is only $1.99 which I think is a great price.

    I highly recommend Mazement 

    I give this 5 out of 5 

    *The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.*

    A Family Affair by Amber Rochelle Gillet (ebook review)

    Paula Stone is a former Executive whose life is thrown into disarray after she follows her boyfriend and realizes he is married. The public confrontation causes her to lose her well paying job but gain an arrest record, probation and a community service obligation where she is able to secure a meter maid position as a last option to maintain what little self respect she has left, now that her professional reputation has been tarnished. Forced to move in with her neurotic mother due to lack of funds, life seems unbearably hopeless. Her story accelerates when arrogant, but wealthy, Uncle Gordie offers Paula a substantial amount of cash to stalk his mistress, figuring if she was good enough to track down her own ex-lover, she shouldn't have any issues with finding out what his girl has been up to. Days later the same Uncle's wife, Aunt DeDe who is struggling with the reality of turning 50, also hires Paula to follow her husband, certain that he is guilty of an affair. Accompanied by her best and very pregnant friend Mitexi, who unexpectedly gives birth on the floor of the pornographic video store, they tackle the adventures with unconventional success. Ultimately, as Paula begins to realize her talent for following others along with her mother’s encouragement, she uses the earned money to start her own Private Investigative business.


    This eBook is very short but don't let it fool you. It is very well written and will get a few giggles out of you.  I read it this afternoon while i was sitting outside on the patio and I just couldn't stop reading it. This story is very well written. If you are looking for a quick and cute story, I suggest you grab this one.

    If you want to purchase this eBook you can do so at Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com and iTunes.

    I give this 5 out of 5

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

    Sunday, April 21, 2013

    Kiss the Cook Event


    Kiss the Cook Event

    Organized by: Mom Powered Media
    Prize: Rachael Ray Cookware Prize Package
    Event dates: 6/3 - 6/24

    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    Blood Behind the Castle Walls by Sharlene Almond (ebook review)

    Two people throughout history whose crimes are like no other. Two people that thirst for revenge and blood. A warrior for God, whose power and need for revenge fortifies a legend that infects a country. A countess whose obsession for blood fulfills her own psychopathic need for youthfulness and beauty. In Hunedoara, Romania, missing girls' bodies are found discarded in the forest drained of blood, marks on their bodies carrying a horrifying resemblance to past crimes. As the past and present collide, one could question, did Dracula really exist?


    I thought this book was good. I read this in the late morning and was done reading before bedtime. I am so glad I didn't have anything else to do that day because I just couldn't put this book down.

    This is one I will be reading again in the future.

    If you want to purchase this book you can do so at amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

    I give this 4 out of 5

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

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    Koala Kid DVD Giveaway

    A Gallery of Surprising Facts About Koalas!

    To celebrate the release of Koala Kid of DVD on April 30th we’re going to have a look at some Koala related facts that will blow your mind! 
    Journey down under and meet a whole new breed of hero in this laugh-filled, action-packed animated adventure with an all-star voice cast, including Rob Schneider, Tim Curry and Alan Cumming. Johnny (Schneider) is a rare white koala bear who just wants to fit in and make friends. But when a twist of fate mistakenly transforms him into a fearless protector of animals, called “Koala Kid,” Johnny finds himself in over his head on a thrilling trek across the outback. With help from his hilarious new sidekicks, including a crafty Tasmanian devil, a lovable lizard and a boomerang-flinging female koala, Johnny may just outwit a villainous crocodile named Bog (Cumming) and become a true hero after all.

    Here is some cool facts about koalas

    Did you know a wombat’s closest living relatives are the koala?!

    Koalas sleep for a total of 20 hours a day! While this might seem like a lot, this is because their diet is mostly made up of eucalyptus leaves, which aren’t very nutritious!

    Just like kangaroos, young koalas are known as joeys and take around a year to fully develop!

    A koala’s belly fur can reflect solar radiation! Who needs solar panels? Just us measly humans, eh!?

    The koala brains take up just 60% of its skull! The rest is full of fluid which has been said to act as a shock absorber, cushioning the poor koala if they fall from the tree.

    Koalas aren’t very social animals and spend just 15 minutes a day on socializing! What a moody bunch.

    From pregnancy, it only takes 30-35 days for a koala to give birth! When the joey is born he is a miniscule 0.5 g 

    Koalas live on average from 13 to 18 years in the wild. Females usually live longer as the males live a much more hazardous lifestyle! 

    Several famous and political leaders have had their pictures taken with koalas! These include Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry, Pope John Paul II, US President Bill Clinton, Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev and South African President Nelson Mandela.

    On Paul McCartney’s / Michael Jackson’s duet album Say Say Say, The song "Ode to a Koala Bear" appears on the B-side!

    As cute as Koalas are, as with most wild animals, they cannot legally be kept as a pet in Australia or anywhere else.

    Koala Kid will be released on DVD on April 30,  2013


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    Sunday, April 14, 2013

    eloves me eloves me not L.A. Johannesson (eBook review)

    Still single at 39, Kayte Wexford has everything but Mr. Right. She has a fabulous career and interesting friends, but there’s still no one waiting at home for her but the dog.

    With keyboard at the ready, she turns to technology for help, hoping online dating will finally deliver the man of her dreams.

    eloves me, eloves me not is a contemporary romantic comedy that follows Kayte’s online dating adventures while focusing on the relationships of four main characters, each with their unique views on love: Kayte is the ever-hopeful romantic, Roman the consummate bachelor, Thomas is newly and skeptically single and Chloe is already living happily ever after.

    Join Kayte as she meets a series of cyber-suitors and learns what she will and won’t do in the name of love. See if you can you predict where Kayte will end up and with whom.


    If you are looking for a fun read with some fun and quirky characters you might like this book as much as I do. 

    This book made me laugh out loud a few times and kept me reading until the very end because I wanted to see if Kayte finds someone special.

    I highly recommend this chick lit.

    I give this 5 out of 5

    You can purchase this book at amazon.com ,Barnes & Noble, KoboCreatespace and Smashwords.

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