Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I have heard so much about the benefits of coconut oil but I never had the chance to try it. thanks to Viva Labs I had the opportunity to try the oil.
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When I opened the product, I could smell the coconuts and I imagined myself on a tropical island drinking a pina colada. The product was thick and hard but when I placed it on my skin it melted rather quickly. The smell was a bit overwhelming but it faded quickly. It takes a while for the product to be absorbed into the skin so it was a bit greasy. I have rosacea and many products can cause my face to become irritated but the coconut oil did not cause my rosacea to get worse. I liked the taste but I did not get the opportunity to cook with it. Overall I was impressed with the product and I will continue to use it.
Disclaimer: I was given free jar of the product for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.
Posted by Eileen Burmester at 5:10 PM
Sunday, December 1, 2013
I want to welcome Louis A. Del Monte to Books R Us. Louis is the author of How to Time Travel: Explore the Science, Paradoxes, and Evidence. Thanks for stopping by.
About the Book:
How to Time Travel explores time travel science, paradoxes and evidence to answer an age-old question: Is it truly possible to secure passage to a time fixed in the past or future? According to physicist Louis A. Del Monte, there is ample evidence that time travel has already occurred, as well as an arsenal of scientific data to back up this bold assertion. Now, he reveals his own theoretical research in support of this claim in a thought-provoking, mind-bending new work, How to Time Travel.
How to Time Travel provides insight into this perennially popular topic, covering the science of time travel, proposed time machines, time travel paradoxes, and time travel evidence. Organized into three major sections, the book demystifies the main tenets of this complex subject, including: Time Travel Evidence, The Science of Time Traveling, and Building a Time Machine. From explaining how Einstein's theories of relativity underpin time travel to detailing proposed methods of time travel, this comprehensive book will ensure that you never look at time in quite the same way again.
The book also includes several new contributions to the field, including the Existence Equation Conjecture, the Grandchild Paradox, the Preserve the World Line Rule, and the Time Uncertainty Interval. A fascinating and radical foray into popular science, How to Time Travel will enthrall anyone who has a consuming interest in the subject or is newly compelled to mine the universe's most confounding mysteries.
About the Author:
Del Monte is the recipient of the H. W. Sweatt Award for scientific/engineering achievement and the Lund Award for human resource management excellence. He has a bachelor of science degree in physics and chemistry from Saint Peter's University and a master of science degree in physics from Fordham University.
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I have always been fascinated with time travel and if it was ever possible. The book was well researched, informative and was written for the average person. The book included theories from famous physicist that include Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking and many other remarkable people fascinated with the concept of time travel. I would love to travel through time but it will not happen in my lifetime because we do not have the technology to master the art of time travel. Maybe in the future that may be possible.The science surrounding time travel is very complex and the author included a glossary to explain the terms used in the book. Overall this is a fantastic book that kept me interested and engaged.
I was given a free copy of the book for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.
Posted by Eileen Burmester at 3:44 PM
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Girls, Success Does not Depend
Cyrus had us all talking after the MTV-VMA Awards, but the talk wasn't
positive. A woman who had grown up influencing girls with Hannah Montana
and Disney doesn't naturally choose twerking unless she has run out of
artistic options or is rebelling against the crowd that helped make her a
childhood legend. I am over the story of Miley, but unfortunately moms,
girls and young women are not. Young people feel as though Miley was
like them, and if Miley is desperate for fame, what will they resort
to? Things such as selfies in inappropriate places, body parts texted
to boyfriends, and other risky behavior further damages young women's
self-esteem, self-respect, and body image. |
We talk frequently about the bad things happening to women and young girls, but focusing on the things that set successful women apart from those sinking into desperation should be studied as well. In fact, there are so many qualities that successful women exhibit in that sets them apart, I decided to remind parents and girls once again. If you can adapt these qualities and practice them each day, you will have the confidence to handle the success you earn. The key to being a successful woman is not dependent on your looks or your body, but rather how you feel about yourself, and strong beliefs in your abilities.
Here are a few general suggestions
|Telling your daughters what not to do will not be as helpful as suggesting things they can do. Embracing these suggestions, and practicing them with your child, will put you in a position to be their number one mentor and on their team for success. Girls have to believe in themselves, and that is a lot easier to do when their parents believe in them too.|
Posted by Eileen Burmester at 6:15 PM
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I want to welcome Christine to Books R Us, Christine is the author of Cassie Scot:
- Written by: Christine Amsden
- Narrated by: Melissa Reizian Frank
- Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
- Format: Unabridged
- Release Date:09-20-13
Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family's reputation isn't easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.
When sorcerers call the shots, what's a girl without powers to do? Get ready for a ripper of a murder mystery full of romance and intrigue, where magic potions bubble, passions spark and vampires are definitely not your friend. Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective grabs you by the heart and won't let go.
About the Author:
Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.
At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams.
In addition to writing, Christine teaches workshops on writing at Savvy Authors. She also does some freelance editing work.
Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. They have two beautiful children.
I have always enjoy Audiobooks and the narrator Melissa did a fantastic job. she was able to change her voice to fit the different characters in the book. I was immediately sucked into the storyline and I stayed up way past my bedtime to listen to the story. Cassie is the only person in her family who does not possess magical powers and sometimes she feel unworthy and has to prove herself to her family. She has two love interests Braden, who is just like the boy next store and Evan who has magical powers. Evan's family clashes with her family but that does not stop Cassie from interacting with him. The book was well written, entertaining and I cannot wait to read (or listen to) the Next book in the series.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the audiobook for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review in any way.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Today I'm happy to be featuring Bittersweet Magic by Nina Croft! This followup to Bittersweet Blood is sure to please, but don't worry, it can easily be read as stand alone. Nina Croft's stories are Out of This World, so you won't want to miss this one!
Roz has been indebted to the demon Asmodai for five hundred years, and her freedom is just around the corner. All she has to do is complete one last task for him—obtain a key that had been hidden in a church centuries ago.
Piers, the Head of the Order and an ancient vampire, is intrigued by the woman who comes to him for help. She’s beautiful and seemingly kind, but she’s hiding something. And he’ll find out who she is and what she really wants once he uses his power to get inside her head. But Piers has no idea that Roz is immune to his mind-control...or that he is simply a pawn in her dangerous mission for freedom.
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Nina's writing mixes romance with elements of paranormal and science fiction.
Posted by Eileen Burmester at 8:58 AM
Friday, November 1, 2013
Miracle Holiday Hop Giveaway -
Perfect for fans of Robyn Carr and Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling author Emily March’s seventh book in the Eternity Springs series is a heartwarming story that celebrates the miracle and joy of love during the holidays.
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Thursday, October 31, 2013
WIN A $15 AMAZON GC OR A $ 15 BOOK FROM THE BOOK DEPOSITORY IN THE SPOOKTACULAR HOP ( INTERNATIONAL- 2 WINNERS)
There are so many blogs participating in the Giveaway Hop . You will find some nice book related items being given away. There is a linky at the end of this post. After you've entered here, hop on over to the next blog on the list and keep going as long as you'd like! The more you enter, the more likely you are to win. I want to thank the host of the hop I am A Reader Not a Writer. Good luck and have fun!
I am giving away to TWO lucky readers your choice of either A-
$15 gift certificate to buy books. (Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com or any other online retailer of your choice that sells books and has a way for me to send you a $15 online gift certificate USA ONLY).
If you live Internationally and can't use a US gift certificate. You can purchase a book up to $15.00 at The Book Depository.
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