Thursday, November 20, 2014

Crio Brü - Great Gift for the "Foodies who love Gourmet! #HolidayGiftGuide100Bloggers


I love my coffee. Who doesn't? That's what makes this gift idea so perfect. I don't know about you, but I know I would absolutely love this.

Our wonderful PR Friendly, Holiday Gift Guide 100+ Bloggers are narrowing down the best holiday gift choices for men, women, kids, coworkers, home and office. With the best of the best this year for you.  When it comes to picking the best holiday gifts for the food lovers, it can be daunting with so many things to select from. Or perhaps trying to find that perfect gift for your boss or coworker. We have you covered with Crio Brü. So much to select from! 



WHAT IS CRIO BRÜ?
Crio Brü is brewed drink made from 100% cacao beans (also known as cocoa beans), roasted to perfection. Named after the most prized of cacao beans, the Criollo, Crio Brü will astound your taste buds with its complex chocolaty flavors and subtle aromas which come right from the cacao bean itself! It is 100% natural and 100% pure.
Crio Brü is the ultimate superfood. It is low in calories and contains no sugar, no fat, no dairy, no sodium, no cholesterol and practically no caffeine, yet is extremely high in antioxidants, theobromine and a host of other vitamins and minerals.

Crio Brü is both a new drink and an ancient one. Ka'kao was an everyday drink of the kings and peoples of the great Incas, Mayans, Olmecs and Aztecs for hundreds of years, but was changed when the Old World met the New. The incredible health properties of cacao are currently lost in the process of making modern chocolate, but with Crio Brü, they are preserved.

They have a variety of flavors to choose from, including gift sets and baskets. Check out this fantastic gift set for only $39.99.  Would make a Great Boss, Co-Worker or Gift for any foodie on your gift list. Visit them today at: www.criobru.com and grab that perfect gift, shipped to your door in time for the holidays.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bear On The Chair® - The Year round good behavior buddy for every child! #HolidayGiftGuide100Bloggers


I've got another great gift idea to tell you about. This would be good for any boy or girl.


When it comes to picking the best holiday gifts for kids, it can be daunting with so many things to select from. Our wonderful PR Friendly, Holiday Gift Guide 100+ Bloggers are narrowing down those choices to the best of the best this year for you. 


Bear On The Chair® $29.99


Parenting  is filled with challenges and decisions around every corner that could have a profound impact on your child. Having tools and options to make parenting more effective is something that can enhance a child's happiness and quality of life during critical stages of development. One of our most satisfying experiences with positive parenting has been with the creation of Bear on the Chair by our daughter Symonne.



Parents have found our bear very useful in their ability to motivate their children to brush their teeth, eat vegetables, and follow instructions when they are given. There is something the child finds extremely comforting in communicating with the soft and responsive bear. Parents and children alike really appreciate the story that comes with the bear, which sets an energetic tone for how positive  reinforcement will be used. The story gives the child a sense of imagination and wonder that assists in the usefulness of Bear on the Chair and positive parenting. Children are amazed to see their very own adoption certificate and are thrilled to have a new cuddly and friendly behavior buddy in the house.
Parents and teachers have shared how easy it was to see how having help in motivating children can be more effective and more enjoyable for parents and assists in the child learning empathy and making positive improvements in their behavior.
Bear on the Chair offers a chance to give toddlers positive reinforcementreduce tantrums, and give parents something to feel confident and positive about in the home. Bear on the Chair can help children with Autism and ASD by offering an outlet for communication and expression that is comforting and reassuring.
One Lucky Person is going to win a 
Bear On The Chair®

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hilltop Sunset Tour and Giveaway


NEW RELEASE.....
A mystery set in wine country pitting financial exec Brynn Bancroft against a determined stalker, a troubled love interest, and career clashes.

Brynn Bancroft learns that a former employee who beat her nearly to death has returned to stalk her and her friend, Jillian Hillcrest, also a former victim.

Recently divorced, Brynn turns to a new love interest only to encounter additional unwelcome issues. Meanwhile, short-timer Brynn, who has resigned from her Silicon Valley company, becomes bored fulfilling her remaining responsibilities there. She begins to prefer supporting the launch of her ex-husband’s new hilltop winery while waiting to move to her next position. Between her stalker and her new love interest, Brynn faces a series of life-changing events.


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About Brynn Bancroft
Brynn Bancroft evolved from the Jillian Hillcrest mysteries where she served as Jillian’s manager while Chief Financial Officer of Harmonia Therapeutics in Silicon Valley. A shapely blonde with a MENSA IQ, she had an affair with the CEO of the company. Unfortunately for Brynn, the CEO’s wife figured out that the two were involved and asked Brynn to leave the company, which she agreed to do. In the meantime, her husband, Liam—not unfamiliar with extramarital affairs himself but also understanding that Brynn grew up in an abusive household- grew tired of waiting for Brynn to commit to their relationship and asked for a divorce. At the same time, he solicited her assistance in developing his new winery in Sonoma County, Calif. Much like Jillian--who does appear in the Brynn Bancroft mysteries--Brynn, too, attracts mystery and murders as she grows to enjoy life at her ex-husband’s Hilltop Sunset Winery.

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***MY HONEST REVIEW OF HILLTOP SUNSET***

While recuperating from a brutal attack from coworker Isabel, Brynn receives word that she has been spotted back in California. Brynn is in the process of leaving the company and starting a new job in Alabama. Around the same time, her ex-husband Liam has bought a winery that Brynn agreed to manage until she moves. And on top of all this, Brynn starts a relationship with Todd, an acquaintance she met at a conference. When Isabel attacks Brynn, Liam, and Todd at the winery, the police and FBI step up their security for opening day. But what they find out on opening day will shock them all.

The action starts at the beginning and continues to the end. There is so much going on.. It’s a whirlwind in the few weeks that the book covers, and I love that. It was fun watching Brynn grow throughout the story. But I felt cheated the way the story abruptly ended. Of course I appreciate the author’s note after the end but that didn’t satisfy my need to have some type of closure, before continuing into another book. 

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About the Author

Joyce Strand, much like her fictional character Jillian Hillcrest, served as head of corporate communications at several biotech and high-tech companies in Silicon Valley for more than 25 years. Unlike Jillian, however, she did not encounter murder in her career. She focused on writing articles and press releases and delivering presentations to publicize her companies.


Joyce has been a mystery fan since she read her first Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy stories as a teen-ager. She has always enjoyed the challenge of following clues to solve a mystery before it is revealed. Therefore Joyce relished the transition from writing press releases to writing fiction.

Joyce received her Ph.D. from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and her B.A. from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.   She lives with her two cats in Southern California near San Diego.


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Monday, November 17, 2014

Delirium Book Review

Delirium (Debt Collector 1)


By Susan Kaye Quinn


What's your life worth on the open market?
A debt collector can tell you precisely.

Lirium plays the part of the grim reaper well, with his dark trenchcoat, jackboots, and the black marks on his soul that every debt collector carries. He's just in it for his cut, the ten percent of the life energy he collects before he transfers it on to the high potentials, the people who will make the world a better place with their brains, their work, and their lives. That hit of life energy, a bottle of vodka, and a visit from one of Madam Anastazja's sex workers keep him alive, stable, and mostly sane... until he collects again. But when his recovery ritual is disrupted by a sex worker who isn't what she seems, he has to choose between doing an illegal hit for a girl whose story has more holes than his soul or facing the bottle alone--a dark pit he's not sure he'll be able to climb out of again.


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***MY HONEST REVIEW OF DELIRIUM***

When a person has more debt than their future productive contribution to society is, they get a visit from a debt collector. He is able to take the rest of the debtor’s life, which will then be transferred to someone who still can make long lasting contributions to society. Of course the collector gets to keep 10% as payment.

Lirium is a debt collector. He goes through life day to day doing his job, with no regrets. The collecting part gives a high, but during transfer, he loses that high and is brought down so low that it takes days to get over it. During this down time, he usually orders a lady for the night from Madam A. His latest girl though is more than she appears. She doesn’t seem to have the experience that she should, and Lirium calls her out on it. She then tells him that she needs his help. Does she really, or is she just setting him up to be robbed of the life force he carries?

This was a very short story but very intriguing. It makes you want to learn more about Lirium, and why he became a debt collector. I like the moral character in him, especially after meeting Tilly. The ending draws me in and I can’t wait to continue the series. 

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**The above opinions are 100% my own, whether I purchased the book or it was given to me to review.


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About the Author

Susan Kaye Quinn
Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of the bestselling Mindjack Trilogy and the Debt Collector serial, as well as other speculative fiction novels and short stories. Her work has appeared in the Synchronic anthology and has been optioned for Virtual Reality by Immersive Entertainment. Her business card says "Author and Rocket Scientist" but she mostly sits around in her PJs in awe that she gets to write full time.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Death and Disappearances Review




Death And Disappearances

By Richard Smiraldi

Death and Disappearances is a psychological thriller that reads like a 1950's film noir. The story begin with Young, rich and promising novelist, Montgomery Clark, “Mont” and the disappearance of his wife. He and his wife, Petula Beaujolais Clark had been married about two years when life as they knew it began to unravel into the Paranormal. Petula grew restless, worried about her identical twin sister - who was institutionalized in Paris. After a spat with Mont at a club function on Gramercy Park, Petula leaves their apartment at 2am in nothing but her sable coat and a pair of fuzzy pink slippers –vanished. Mont elicits the help of his friends, Bea, and Peter. Bea discovers a lump on her throat and is advised by her psychic to leave the country. Mont's best friend and former roommate Peter of London, England tries to help. But his car takes a dive off the cliffs of Bear Mountain and crashes into the Hudson River. Was it an act of voodoo as the psychic pronounces? With nowhere else to turn, Mont files a missing person’s report with Detective, Draza Vicaru (which means "Werewolf" in Slovakian), Mont wakes to find a robbery has taken place. A painting Petula created is missing and a note is left behind which reads, "You killed my sister, now I'll murder you." The note, to Mont's horror, is written in blood in his own handwriting. Also disturbing, there is a dead sparrow in his top bureau drawer - witchcraft? Together, with the help of the psychic, a little time travel, and the New York City Police, Mont uncovers the dark secret about the disappearance of Petula Beaujolais-Clark. Discover Petula's twin sister, the realm of the vampire, and the mysterious deaths and disappearances in New York City's tony Art World. This novel is an urban, paranormal mystery. It's pages are rife with psychic, voodoo, vampires and vengeful characters that loom in the nightmarish village alleys of Manhattan. The police detective, Draza Vicaru (which means werewolf in Slovakian) doesn't believe Mont's story. Is she or Pet, or even the vampire the female protagonist villain? Only the reader can decide. A quick, interesting read, with characters you won't soon forget. Voted Best Scifi Mystery Novel of the year by local readers. If you're looking for a New York Times best seller, horror, paranormal romance, ebook, mystery, watch as this novel climbs the ranks. 


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*MY HONEST REVIEW OF DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCES*

Montgomery and Petulia have a comfortable marriage. They very much love each other, but he is oblivious to Petulia’s discomfort of his family’s attitude toward her. When Petulia walks out during an argument, and never comes back, Mongomery is devastated. During his search for her, he discovers that time travel is possible, and that Petulia may not be who he thinks she is.

This book was confusing in nearly every aspect. I couldn’t tell if Petulia and Odette had switched places or not. Which one was really the vampire, and what did that have to do with the story? Even the bird and the time travel didn’t make sense or seem relevant. The story was just all over the place and didn’t have any kind of structure. It left me with more questions than answers. 

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