Tuesday, April 15, 2014

REVIEW OF THE TERMINALS (THE SPARK) BY MICHAEL F. STEWART.(CONTEST)


I want to welcome Michael Stewart to Books R Us. Michael is the author of The
Terminals (Spark) as well as several other interesting works of art that includes graphic stories, novels, software and non fiction titles. Please visit Michael's Amazon page to learn more about his other works. Thanks for stopping by.

About the Book:

Sometimes the dead don’t want to talk.
You need Terminals to make them.



Terminals solve crimes in this realm by investigating them in the next.

Lt. Col. Christine Kurzow, fresh from a failed suicide attempt after she cost 11 of her soldiers their lives, is recruited into the covert unit of Terminals as a handler. It's an easy sell. If she's really determined to die, it’s a chance to give her death meaning.

But her first case—convincing a monk to chase Hillar the Killer into the afterlife to find the location of a missing bus and the children it carried—has her wondering how to make a dead psychopath talk.

Christine must follow the clues sent back by the shotgun-toting monk, who tracks Hillar through the seven deeps of hell, so she can find eleven kids before it’s too late.

Maybe this time killing a man will give Christine a reason to live.
About the Author:

Michael F. Stewart is the author of the Assured Destruction series, which sprawls across 3 books, 2 websites, 1 blog, 7 Twitter accounts, tumblr, Facebook, and 6 graphic origin stories. He likes to combine storytelling with technology and pioneered interactive storytelling with Scholastic Canada, Australia and New Zealand’s, anti-cyberbullying program Bully For You. He has authored four graphic novels with Oxford University Press Canada’s award winning Boldprint series. Publications of nonfiction titles on Corruption and Children’s Rights published by Rubicon Publishing as well as early readers with Pearson are all forthcoming in 2014 and 2015.

For adults, Michael has written THE SAND DRAGON a horror about a revenant prehistoric vampire set in the tar sands, HURAKAN a Mayan themed thriller which pits the Maya against the MS-13 with a New York family stuck in the middle, 24 BONES an urban fantasy which draws from Egyptian myth, and THE TERMINALS—a covert government unit which solves crimes in this realm by investigating them in the next. This series has already been optioned for film and television.

Herder of four daughters, Michael lives to write in Ottawa where he runs free writing workshops for teens and adults. Please come find me on Goodreads.

My Thoughts.

 I have always been a fan of the ghosts and the supernatural. I found the book to be intense, well written, and horrifying. I was hooked from the first page and finished the book rather quickly but it was emotionally draining when I was finished. If you are squeamish and dislike horror movies then this is not the book for you. All of the scenes were extremely graphic and takes you to hell and back but the author is able to bring you back to reality with his excellent writing skills. I have never read a book like this one and I wonder what he has in store for us in book two of the series. Bravo Michael for writing such a twisted and original novel! So if you think you can handle it then pick up a copy for yourself or enter Michael's contest.

Connect with Michael:

Amazon | BarnesNoble
Book Excerpt
Website
Facebook
Goodreads
Twitter
The Terminals Goodreads
Tribute Books Blog Tours Facebook
The Terminals blog tour

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Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of the book for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

WELCOME TO THE ULTIMATE BLOG PARTY 2014



I am so happy that you stopped by for a visit. My name is Melissa and I have been blogging with my mom, Eileen since 2009. I originally started Books R Us to promote my book Ginger High. Although the book never became a bestseller, I have learned a lot about publishing and writing.

I have a passion for American Sign Language. I am presently attending Suffolk County Community College NY and I am planning to transfer to Gallaudet University in Washington DC to obtain my BA in American Sign Language Interpreting. I plan to continue writing and I hope to finish the sequel to Ginger High Soon.

Growing up my mom encouraged me to read as much as I could and boy did that pay off in school. When I am busy with schoolwork my mom runs the blog and keeps the posts active. We hope you enjoy Books R Us. 



Books R Us is also participating in the Ultimate Blog Party door prize by offering A $35.00 Gift Card to Amazon.com So  head on over to UBP and check out all of the great prizes that are up for grabs. 

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ENTER THE PUREX MOMS NIGHT OUT SWEEPSTAKES TO CELBRATE MOTHERS DAY.


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Being a mom is the hardest job of all, but sometimes moms need a break too! That’s why Purex is celebrating Mother’s Day and the release of Sony’s new motion picture, Moms’ Night Out, by giving away a night out for you and up to five friends.

One Grand Prize Winner.
  •  Limo service for the evening.
  •  Dinner at a nice restaurant.
  • 6 free movie tickets/passes.
  •  $100 bucks for movie snacks.
10 runners up

  • 4 free movie tickets/passes
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REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY OF PUREX LIMITED EDITION FABULOUSLY FRESH CRYSTALS

NEW Purex Crystals Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh is the latest Purex Brand laundry enhancer bringing a fresh sensation to your laundry experience.  This limited edition bottle and scent will add a colorful escape to your laundry day.

 

  • Clothes smell Fabulously Fresh for weeks, not days.
  • Does not reduce the absorbency of towels.
  • Safe for all loads, including children's sleepwear and athletic wear.
I have always been a fan of Purex products because they work well and are economical. The New limited Edition Crystals are so easy to use, smells wonderful and the scent lasts for weeks. The scent of some products are overwhelming but the Purex Crystals laundry enhancer is just right. No more messy liquid fabric softeners will be used in my household.


Contests: 
  1. Make your laundry day fabulous with Limited Edition Purex Crystals Fabulously Fresh. Enter for a chance to WIN a $1,000 shopping spree plus a year’s supply of Limited Edition Purex Crystals Fabulously Fresh. ENTER HERE
  2. Enter to win a coupon so you can try the Purex Crystals for your self. (3 winners USA ONLY- coupons expire on 9/1/14)
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Disclaimer:I was provided a free bottle of the Purex crystal for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

REVIEW OF THE HUNGRY FAMILY SLOW COOKER COOKBOOK BY CHRISTINA DYMOCK

 I want to welcome Christina Dymock to Books R Us. Christine is the author of The Hungry Family Slow Cooker Cookbook as well as numerous other cook books. Thanks for stopping by.


About the Book:

 It is every busy mother's dream-come-true: dinner that makes itself! With the help of your trusty slow cooker and these healthy, easy recipes like Peppery Cilantro Salmon, Sausage Stew, and Dark Chocolate Mini Cakes, you can put dinner on the table even on the craziest of days. Don t let the whirlwind of life
stop you from feeding your family the food they deserve -- delicious, home-cooked meals straight from your slow cooker.


 About the Author:

Christina Dymock was once at a dinner party where her husband was teasing her about the frosting-to-cupcake ratio on her dessert. The woman sitting across from them sniffed her delicate nose and said, "If my husband gave me a hard time about my frosting I'd quit baking. That'd show him." To which Christina's husband replied while pointing at his speechless wife, "Try to stop her!"

Christina divides her time between the kitchen and her computer and books and her family of six. (Naturally, the family gets the biggest share.) Because she reads everything, she also feels compelled to write in several genres.


Connect with the Author: 

Authors Website
Facebook.

Purchase the Book:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

My Thoughts:

I love cooking with my slow cooker and I am always looking for new recipes to try.  Christina's book was easy to read and loaded with fantastic pictures and tips. I never knew you could put in frozen chicken or beef in a slow cooker. I always defrosted the meat ahead of time. I made the Turkey Joes before I left for work and unfortunately I was not able to get a picture of the finished meal because my family devoured it before I got home from work ( I worked later than usual). They left me a portion to try. We all loved the Turkey Joes and they asked me to try another recipe from the book. The Turkey Joes were seasoned and were cooked just right. We needed some extra napkins that night. So if you are looking to save some time and money then get a copy of the book.


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Monday, March 24, 2014

REVIEW OF REDUXA FAT BURNER WEIGHT LOSS DIETARY SUPPLEMENT AND ENERGY BOOSTER

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.



I have always looking for products that are safe and effective to help me loose weight. I struggle with my weight every day. Let me tell you about the product.

Reduxa Fat Burner Weight Loss Dietary Supplement and energy Booster  contains a proprietary formula designed to maximize weight loss by boosting fat loss and improving energy level that is safe and effective for men and women and is made in the USA.
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  •  Garcinia Cambogia Extract has been known to hasten weight loss efforts, where some researchers claim that it can double or triple one's weight loss. With proper dieting and exercise, the average person taking garcinia cambogia extract lost an average of four pounds a month. It is also known to work great for emotional eaters. Those who participated in the study showed an increase in their serotonin levels; hence, it may also improve mood and sleeping patters. It works by blocking fat and suppressing appetite.   
  • Green Tea Extract contains compounds called catechins that may affect how your body burns calories and metabolizes fat, thereby helping in weight loss. 
  •  Guggul Extract helps boost metabolism and is believed to reduce cholesterol.  
  • Raspberry Ketone is an aromatic component present in raspberries and other fruits. Scientists had previously shown that it causes fat breakdown. It prevents and improves obesity and fatty liver by stimulating the metabolism.

My Thoughts: 

I have tried other products that were not effective and either made me jumpy or nauseous and expensive. I have been using the product for a month now and I felt that it has increased my energy and has not made me jumpy. I have lost approx 5 lbs over the last month by eating sensibly, exercising(2-3 x week- inconsistently). Overall the product is working for me and is convenient to use. Some products require you to take numerous pills a day and I would forget to take the other doses. Reduxa only needs to be taken daily in the morning. Please see my disclaimer here.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY OF NEW DIAL DEEP CLEANSING HAND SOAP


I have always loved Dial products and the New Premium Deep Cleaning Hand Soap not only worked well they both smell fantastic.

These Premium soaps feature vibrant scents, a gentle micro-scrubber that smooths and moisturizes the skin. Thanks to Dial I had the opportunity to try two of the great scents.



Water Blossoms
 
The graceful water lily is the inspiration for this elegantly scented, premium soap. With delicate micro scrubbers, it cleanses hands gently yet effectively, leaving them moisturized and fragrantly fresh.




Coconut Lime Verbena
 
This premium soap captures the fragrant essence of freshness, with an exhilarating blend of lime, coconut and verbena. With gentle micro scrubbers, it cleans and moisturizes deeply, for hands that feel sparkling clean.


Scent not tried:
 
Yellow Raspberries and Black Sugar:
Invigorate your hands with this premium micro-scrubbing soap. It gently cleans as it moisturizes and refreshes, with the vibrant scent of yellow raspberries and black sugar. - See more at: http://www.dialsoap.com/products/deep-cleansing-yellow-raspberry-black-sugar-liquid-hand-soap#sthash.CVlXZ8if.LqzIqYWD.dpuf

Invigorate your hands with this premium micro-scrubbing soap. It gently cleans as it moisturizes and refreshes, with the vibrant scent of yellow raspberries and black sugar. - See more at: http://www.dialsoap.com/products/deep-cleansing-yellow-raspberry-black-sugar-liquid-hand-soap#sthash.CVlXZ8if.LqzIqYWD.dpuf
Invigorate your hands with this premium micro-scrubbing soap. It gently cleans as it moisturizes and refreshes, with the vibrant scent of yellow raspberries and black sugar. - See more at: http://www.dialsoap.com/products/deep-cleansing-yellow-raspberry-black-sugar-liquid-hand-soap#sthash.CVlXZ8if.LqzIqYWD.dpuf
Invigorate your hands with this premium micro-scrubbing soap. It gently cleans as it moisturizes and refreshes, with the vibrant scent of yellow raspberries and black sugar. - See more at: http://www.dialsoap.com/products/deep-cleansing-yellow-raspberry-black-sugar-liquid-hand-soap#sthash.CVlXZ8if.LqzIqYWD.dpuf
Invigorate your hands with this premium micro-scrubbing soap. It gently cleans as it moisturizes and refreshes, with the vibrant scent of yellow raspberries and black sugar.




 My Thoughts:

I was impressed by the product. It suds up easily and the exfoliation crystals did not irritate my skin. The scent is not overpowering and a little goes a long way. My hands felt soft and smooth after using the products a couple of times. I thought that the Water Blossom fragrance would smell more like flowers but it had a more fruity smell to it. I preferred it over the Coconut Lime Verbena hand soap because it was less overpowering.

Contest:

Enter to win a coupon for a free Bottle of Dial's premium deep cleansing hand soap.(USA ONLY)




Invigorate your hands with this premium micro-scrubbing soap. It gently cleans as it moisturizes and refreshes, with the vibrant scent of yellow raspberries and black sugar. - See more at: http://www.dialsoap.com/products/deep-cleansing-yellow-raspberry-black-sugar-liquid-hand-soap#sthash.CVlXZ8if.LqzIqYWD.dpuf
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

REVIEW OF AMARA ORGANICS VITAMIN C SERUM

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


I am always looking for products that can help my skin. I would like to introduce you to Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum.

Enjoy radiant, youthful skin again with our potent blend of ingredients, professionally formulated using the highest quality Vitamin C, E, and Hyaluronic Acid available.

Our Vitamin C Serum replenishes your skin’s vitamin C levels to give you these benefits:

-Increases the production of collagen to bring back skin’s natural elasticity and counteract fine lines and wrinkles
-Powerful antioxidant properties neutralize free radicals to reverse damage caused by the sun, pollutants, and cigarette smoke
-Protects your skin from UV damage such as age spots, discoloration, and fine lines
-Improves skin texture to give you a smoother, brighter complexion
-Combined with Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid for extra powerful anti-aging effects

My Thoughts:

I have tried many products that never delivered as promised. I found the Vitamin C Serum to be very beneficial. I have been using the product for about a month and have found that my skin has improved. I suffer from rosacea and many products irritate my skin and make the condition worse. I did use my prescription gel before applying the serum. The serum did not cause any irritation, was not sticky and did reduce fine lines and wrinkles. All I needed was a two drops to cover my entire face evenly. The product lasts along time since I still have 3/4 of a bottle left. So if you want to try a new product that may work for you then give the vitamin C serum a try.

Where to buy:

Amazon:


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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