Saturday, November 22, 2014

#FoxBrim Youth Radiance Eye Cream #ProductReview (Tomoson)

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I received Fox Brim Eye Cream for Dark Circles and Puffiness, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. No other compensation was provided.

I wanted to review the cream for it's vitamins: The Vitamin C, Vitamin C, not to mention the Aloe, which helps soothes. The cream also helps moisturize around my eyes.

The trick is to use very little. Too much and it can feel heavy. My son figured out how to take the dispenser off and I been learning to use little since I don't have the cap or dispenser. Without the cap, I have to keep the cream covered or it will dry out.

The cream has a light scent. The cream also can be used as a facial moisturizer. I have used the cream on both my eyes and face.

You can purchase the cream on Amazon. The cream is prime-eligible. The cream is also currently on sale for under $20.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Low Back Pain Program Review (Tomoson)

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I read Low Back Pain Program (SmashWords) in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. I received a Smashwords code for a free book for participation. The book was written by Sherwin Nicholson.

I wanted to read the book because I have back pain on a regular basis and wanted to learn more about how to reduce the pain. I have a large breasts, two kids, and need to exercise 7 days a week lol. Toss in female cramps, where my back is killing me. I don't always like taking pills to reduce the pain. Take the wrong pill, such as the ones with the sleep meds, I am done for and knocked out for the rest of the night.

The book discusses exercises, you can complete, to reduce back pain. First, the book discusses back pain, followed by having the right mindset to reduce pain. Then, the book moves into types of exercises, provided such as limited mobility, progressive, supportive, maintenance, and supporting. The author talks about the the type and frequency to work out on each type of exercise.

You also need to stretch first and work at your own pace. Don't overexert yourself.

The author also provides a list of exercises for each type, along with pictures of the back to aid you. I also love how the author provides visuals of how to do exercises. I need to work on maintenance, supportive, and progressive.

I also noticed, the author did not require any exercise equipment, except for a chair or a set of steps, a box, or the couch.

Some of the exercises included squats, planks,  twists, and lunges.

You can purchase the book on Amazonor Smashwords

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Look Inside: The Time of Jesus Book Review (Kregel Blog Tours)

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I read Look Inside: The Time of Jesus: A Lift-the-Flap Discovery Book (Look Inside: a Lift-the-Flap Discovery Book)  in exchange for honest review from Kregel Blog Tours. The book was written by Lois Rock and illustrated Lorenzo Orlandi

I wanted to read the book because I thought it was cool, plus I can teach my kids about God. I also loved the interactiveness. The kids can open up the flaps to reveal hidden people. Of course, once Kalen figured out he can open the panels, a few was ripped off (RIP panels lol).

The book starts with the birth of Jesus and ends with the crucifixion, which was done beautifully

The book also shows what the people, workers, and animals in the cities on a daily basis. The rabbi preaching the word; the boys in the schoolhouse, learning scripture; the sheep in the pasture. Maybe you want to learn about the names of tools used in the carpentry studio.

The illustrations were bright and colorful. Orlandi did an excellent job.
Look inside: The time of Jesus

Hidden panel opened

Look inside: The time of Jesus

You can purchase the book on Amazon in hardback format only.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The 6 Steps to E-Publishing by Ally Nathaniel Book Review (Tomoson)

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I read The 6 Steps Plan to e-Publishing: How To Publish in Kindle Format and Market Your Kindle Books with Amazon (The Ultimate e-Publishing Guide Book 1), in exchange for honest review from Tomoson.

I wanted to read the books because I have written nine books, but I lacked a plan.

Publishing a book is harder than it looks. You have to write the book, design covers (or hire someone), upload the books to CreateSpace or Lulu or Smashwords, whatever platform you desire.

With Amazon, whether CreateSpace or Kindle, even Smashwords, you have to format the book. You have to hyperlink chapters, if you want readers to jump from section to section. You have to have a title page, especially for Smashwords. You may have to hire an illustrator. You have to select keywords and genres to list the book in on Amazon, for example.

Or Maybe you want an audio book and Amazon's ACX (Audible) program takes more work than publishing all of my books in print and Kindle format. You have to decide if you want to narrate or hire a narrator. You have to decide how to split the royalties, such as 50/50 versus a different split.

You have to consider pricing (or be like me and choose the minimum price). I know from experience, changing a price on Kindle takes 24 hours or more to approve. You have to promote and market.

Ally Nathaniel lays out the basic steps to write the book. She discusses editing, which includes spelling, grammar, and punctuation. She also talks about research. Research background. Research your audience. You also need to analyze the market. Look for similar books in genre and topic to see what people are reading.

You also, like I said need to write the book and choose which format to write it in (paperback, hardback, audio, kindle). There are different formatting requirements for each type. I also recommend BACKING UP your work. When I first started writing Never Argue (2012 edition), I lost part of my work because I did not save it somewhere else, other than the pc. Now, I save all drafts on Google Docs. I have a copy on my external hard drive. I emailed my self a copy of the upcoming version. I don't want to lose my hard work and you don't either.

Next, Nathaniel discussed finding an illustrator.  I had a friend design one cover, while I designed the rest. I could not afford an illustrator. I had ideas for covers but some people was not feeling my vision. So I used publisher to create my covers. I also used Amazon's cover editor. I would love to one day redo the covers on all the other books. Maybe I can barter blogging services.

Finally, you need to upload the book, like I said, to Amazon, for example. Amazon and Smashwords have a system, where it will not publish your book until you fix any errors found. I also thought of for Kindle, you have to choose whether your book is enrolled in KDP Select, which has the book exclusive to Amazon. With KDP select, you get 5 free days on Amazon per quarter. You will get plenty of downloads (thanks to freebie book websites) but not a lot of reviews. If your book is found somewhere else online, Amazon will remove your book from KDP Select (this happened to me because I forgot I put the book on Smashwords).

and Don't forget to create your author profiles (my profile) on whatever site you upload your books to. Link your social media in the book and on your profiles. Add your blogs (if applicable) RSS feed, which Amazon does. You have to manually add your books so people can view your books and social media feeds from one page. Make sure to add a photo.

Nathaniel also recommends creating a trailer (which I have never done).

and before I leave this post, create your table of contents as you go along. What I have done is to create a TOC using Word's TOC tool. Use Heading 1s for chapter titles and heading 2s for subtitles and so forth. When you book is done, just hit update the entire table and viola, instant TOC and a hyperlinked book for E-books.

You can purchase her book on Amazon in Kindle format only.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Baby Banz JBanz Unbreakable Sunglasses

This post is sponsored by US Family Guide Bloggers Program. I will receive a pair of shades for participation.

BanZ, located in Australia, has developed a collection of sun safety products for children, ages 0 to 12. The products include sunglasses, hots, hearing protection, and swim wear.

Use code FREE at checkout to receive a BanZ slip case and sun screen sample.

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Show me the Kwan Game Sponsored Post (US Family Guide)

This post is sponsored by US Family Guide Bloggers Program. I will receive the game, in exchange for participation.

Show Me the Kwan is a dice-based, word game for any number of players, ages 10 and up. Players choose a category and call out words, where the first, second, or last letter match the dice. Each dice has an assigned value. At the end of each round (1 minute), players count up points on dice. 

You can go to Griddly Games and use the codes FREESHIP for free shipping for KWAN only or code 10FORME  for 10% off entire order. 

Ageless Derma Oil Free Purifying Facial Cleanser Product Review (Tomoson)

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I received Ageless Derma Oil Free Purifying Facial Cleanser, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson.

I have received other Ageless Derma products before and love their quality of their products.

Ageless Derma Clay Masque
Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Skin Brightener

The Facial Cleanser had a light scent and felt light on the skin. I used the product daily to wash face and neck. The product helped clean my face and bring out a few impurities. My face felt refreshed after using the cleanser.

The cleanser contains organic aloe vera and chamomile extracts. The cleanser also helps soothe and heal skin from irritation.

You can purchase Ageless Derma products on the website, link provided above.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Animal Trackers Club Product Review (Tomoson)

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I received an Animal Trackers Monthly Box, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. Animal Trackers is the first subscription box, I have reviewed for children. I thought about Kalen when I applied for the box.

Animal Trackers Club is designed for kids 3 to 6 years old.

Kalen is in preschool for children with developmental disabilities. He has taken an increase in learning since he started school. He wants to play on the computer, my tablet, and he wants to look at books more.

The kit came with activities and trinkets in a zebra theme. I received magnets, foam animals, animal cards, stickers, pencils, magic noodles, in a collectible lunch box to store the items in. I was definitely impressed with the amount of items included.

I also liked the ability to choose which toys in the box for Kalen to play with, based on his abilities. Kalen can also choose which ones he wants to play with. One day, he may want to play with the foam animals, provided he doesn't eat them. The next, we may work on the animal cards. The animal cards come with a card showing the back and front of a few animals, such as a zebra, lion, and a hippo. You also receive a card, listing the different ways to play with the cards, such as matching the fronts and backs or matching colors.

You can sign up for a monthly, 3  month, 6 month, or 12 month plan. Each month, you will receive the following:

  1. A foam Mask
  2. A play figure
  3. Animal information cards
  4. Magnets
  5. Photo cards
  6. Learning activity
  7. Art Activity
  8. Cover and Ring for Animal photo collection
  9. Lunch box
The plans start at 11.95, not including shipping and handling. 

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Neat MP3 Review (Tomoson)

I received Neat MP3 in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. Neat MP3 allows you to organize your music libraries into different categories, such as author-title; author-title-year; author-title-album; author-title-album-year; or create a customized category.

I rearranged by music library into author-title. The process was easy. You choose the library, where your music is stored. Next, you choose a category to organize your music in to. You also can choose an output folder.

The software also can fix incomplete and invalid meta tags. Once you adjusted settings, you hit start and the software starts processing.

I wasn't sure if my music library was organized at first, but after looking carefully, I noticed this:
You see the author name first, followed by the song. If you don't have the artist name in the music files, it does not work.

Next you can delete the original files after the software finishes. The app does recommend backing up files first, just in case.

You can download the software for PC and MAC for free using the link above.

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A Beautiful Wilderness (Write Now Virtual Book Tours)

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I read A Beautiful Wilderness, in exchange for honest review from Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours.

About the Book:

Keanu Omira is a wealthy Nigerian private equity investor whose ruthless backroom dealings have brought him to the top of the corporate ladder. Driven by passion to escape memories of his childhood poverty, he would do anything, hurt anyone to keep his fortune growing; leaving him with little thought for his family.

Cathy Omira, a beautiful and successful events manager loves her husband still and hates the towering invisible wall growing between them. Her distress mounts daily as she tries to understand why Keanu cheats on her and doesn’t seem to care enough for their two adorable children.

One bright morning, Keanu is on his way to seal a hostile takeover of a fledgling company owned by his childhood friend Bisi Sanders, when he is involved in a ghastly car accident. From that point, his life takes an unusual downward spiral. He is helpless as subsequent events trap him in a remote place he never knew existed.

As the hand of the clock cycles on and Keanu’s ambitions no longer mean much to him, all he craves for is a chance to unearth what is fast becoming an elusive key to aid his return back home.

Will he ever find it?

About the Author:

Dupe Olorunjo is an Inspirational fiction writer who loves to create stories to challenge her readers to consider life-changing possibilities sometimes outside their normal reach.

She is also the author of Tailed, a compelling tale of a troubled family of five; and The Aireginan Dreamthe story of one man’s quest to set his country free from the shackles of corruption.

Character Interview:

Q. Please tell the readers who are the main characters?

The four main Characters in my latest novel A Beautiful Wilderness are: Keanu Omira; Cathy Omira; Bisi Sanders and Bonje.

Q. What or is there conflict in the story?

Keanu Omira is conflicted within himself. He’s quite arrogant and believes the world revolves around him and whatever he wants. He can’t really understand why he should be selfless and resists any expectation from all quarters, for him to behave differently.

Then there is Cathy Omira who loves her husband regardless of his flagrant philandering. But on the other hand she is also becoming attracted to a charming handsome man who takes time to make her feel special.

Q. Which characters in “are you most like?
Hmn. I think Bisi Sanders. She is organized, prim and proper. She also frets at the initial sign of a major challenge but soon enough settles down to find a solution

Q. Take us inside “your book” What are two major events taking place?

Keanu Omira is determined to implement a hostile take-over of Bisi Sanders Fast Food Company. Bisi was his childhood sweetheart and the take-over is promised revenge, for the pain he felt when she dumped him.

In the second half of the book, Keanu is lost and struggles to find a way back home. He meets faithful new friends but they cannot replace the rediscovered love for his wife and children, no matter how badly he had treated them.

Q. Are your characters from the portrayal of real people?

Yes but on a general level. There are many of us out there who are like the four main characters. I am hoping that anyone who reads A Beautiful Wilderness will find the strength to make changes where necessary.

Q. Describe each character in three words?
  • Keanu Omira – Arrogant, Philanderer, Self-driven
  • Cathy Omira - Impetuous, Strong Willed, principled
  • Bonje - Caring, Forgiving, Selfless
  • Bisi Sanders - Homely, Industrious, Pessimist
Q. If your book became a movie who would play the characters?

I would safely leave that to the casting director but my initial thoughts would be these very accomplished Nigerian Actors.
  • Keanu…. Wale Ojo or Joseph Benjamin
  • Cathy….. Nse Ikpe Etim
  • Bonje…. OC Ukeje
  • Bisi Sanders….Omoni Oboli
Read sample chapter:

My Review: pending

I wanted to read the book because of the description. Powerful man gets into a car accident and now needs help, probably from the ones, who he has treated badly over the years. The description remind me of Diary of a Mad Black Woman from Tyler Perry.

What I found interesting was Keanu witnessed a car accident in the beginning of the book and called the drivers reckless. He showed no compassion for the victims. Keanu is also gathering insight about his friend, Bisi's company, so he can take over the billion dollar empire.

The book was interesting. I read a few chapters/sections quickly before I knew it.

You can purchase the paperback or kindle edition on Amazon. You can also read the sample chapter, using the link above. 

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