Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Love, Defined Book Blast and Giveaway (Write ow Literary Virtual Book Tour)

About the book:

Into their final summer before graduating college, three childhood friends, Alex Makapulo, Lori Hanson, and Andy Taylor had each expected an uncomplicated transition to adulthood.

Alex had recently professed her love for Christ and is toying with the idea of leaving the Catholic Church and becoming a member of her best friend, Jack Page’s church. Jack wonders what is keeping Alex from being baptized and fully accepting a new life with Christ. Alex wonders the same thing and believes that she needs to be 100 % in her conviction before fully committing to a new Christian life.

Like everyone she has doubts and wants to make sure she’s doing the right thing in her spiritual walk. Her new found beliefs disconnects her from her roommates and while they feel she is intentionally separating herself from them, to Alex, she is trying to figure out what is Christian and what isn’t.

For Lori’s twenty-second birthday, her grandfather, Pete Hanson presented her with a summer vacation to England. While looking up various tourist spots, she meets and befriends Colin Watson, a British musician, online who then suggest they meet when she lands in London. They hit it off instantly but Pete is angry and believes that she only used him as a means to meet Colin. When he finds out that Lori met Colin online, he forbids Lori from seeing Colin entirely. Lori, who has fallen in love with Colin, is heartbroken. 

Pete threatens to leave England with Lori’s passport. Colin and Lori try to arrange meetups where they can see each other but Pete catches on. Lori takes this as a sign that it wasn’t meant to be. She unhappily finishes her trip with Pete and goes home vowing not to forgive her grandfather. 

Andy reconnects with her old crush, Miles Webber and decides she wants a more meaningful relationship with him. She tells Alex about the situation and Alex truthfully tells Andy that Miles only wanted her for sex. This angers Andy and she walks out of the apartment. Andy ends up walking to the coffeehouse and comes up with an idea to throw a surprise birthday party for Alex. 

She believes that if Alex and Jack were to hook up, the focus would shift from Miles and her. Andy spikes all the drinks for Alex’s party and leaves her friend while she goes in search of Miles. He shows up at the bar with another girl. In an effort to soothe her wounded ego, she goes home with someone else. When she wakes up the next day, she realizes she’s in bed with Alex’s young boss from the coffeehouse, David Roberts, Jr.

They return home from their trip with Alex asking Jack to baptize her. Andy confronts David and Lori both forgives and asks for forgiveness from Pete.

About The Author

Leila Tualla is a Christian blogger and writer. She blogs at www.tuallaleila.blogspot.com and writes about her misadventures in faith, in motherhood, and whatever else inspires her. She holds a membership to the American Christian Fiction Writer. Her current project is a YA Christian Romance.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Refresh Fruit Acid Peel Review (Tomoson)

I received Refresh Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The fruit peel helps minimize fine lines, dark spots, and improves texture and tone. I also noticed the fruit peel does not peel like a traditional mask or other peels, I have used in the past. The peel was also thicker than other peels, I have used before.

I did experience minor irritation, which went away quickly. My face felt cleaner and more toned after using the product.

You can purchase the product, using the link above.

Life Defender Water Purifier Straw Review (Tomoson)

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I received the Life Defender Straw, in exchange for honest review. The straw helps purify water, no matter the source. Maybe you are out camping or hiking. Maybe your tap water needs improvement. 

The straw comes with caps on both ends to protect the straw and insides from germs. The insides, also have no moving parts.

On one end, you have the part you drink out of. It does require a little pressure to get it started, but after that, it flows easier. The other end is the water purification side. The water flows through the inside and come out cleaner and tasting better.

I liked the straw for my tap water. Definitely improved the taste.

You can purchase the straw on Amazon, using the link above. The straw is prime-eligible.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Simple One Automatic Touchless Soap Dispenser Review (Tomoson)

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I received the Simple One Automatic Touchless Soap Dispenser, in exchange for honest review. The dispenser runs on 4 AAA batteries. There is also a power button in the back of the unit. I didn't realize a power button was back there at first because Kalen hid the instructions. I put batteries in there and couldn't figure out how to get it to work. I ended up buying new batteries, thinking my other ones maybe ran out of juice. Still had problems until I flipped it over and saw the power button.

Problem solved. I added my soap to test it out and it worked. When you hand is under the unit, soap dispenses out of the unit. This dispenser helped when I was painting my bathroom. I could wash paint off my hands without having to hunt down a bar or a bottle of body wash.

My only issue was my brand new batteries went dead within a week or two, so you have to continually have fresh or rechargeable batteries on hand. Kalen also loved washing his hands, using the soap dispenser. He was fascinated when the blue light came on and soap dispensed.

The link provided to the product on Amazon was a hand sanitizer refill for the unit, instead of the unit. I did some searching and found the product on Ebay.

One Delicate Night Book Blast (Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours)

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Book Title: One Delicate Night
Publication Date: 7-11-2015
Genre: Contemporary romance
Author: Joy Avery



Can one night lead to forever?

Kassidy Monroe has spent far too many nights alone. But could she actually go through with a one-night stand?

No! At least, that’s her answer until her eyes settle on him—tall, dark, and ultra-mysterious behind a black and platinum mask that makes him even more appealing. It’s lust at first sight, but how far is she willing to go with a man she’s just met?

Jaxon Prescott has always gone after what he wants. And he wants her—the sexy vixen in the feather mask. Something about her calls to him, and he’s all too willing to answer. An invitation to his hotel suite was supposed to be for a night she wouldn’t soon forget, but somehow the tables turn. He never imagines he’d be the one constantly reliving their time together.

One need. One night. One unforeseen outcome.



Joy Avery is a contemporary romance author who loves watching her imaginary friends fall in love. When not crafting her next love story, she enjoys reading, spending time with the family, playing with her two dogs, and cake decorating.

She’s the author of the novels Smoke in the Citi, His Until Sunrise (book 1 in the Indigo Falls series), Cupid’s Error-a Valentine’s novella, and His Ultimate Desire (book 2 in the Indigo Falls series).


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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Joy and Karma Vitamin C Serum

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I received Vitamin C Serum By Joy and Karma , in exchange for honest review. As seen in the picture, the serum is 98% natural and 72% organic.

Joy and Karma has created a Vitamin C Serum. The serum is great for moisturizing your face. The moisture helps with the Texas heat, especially in this house with the ac going in and out.

To me, the serum is light weight. I use it on my face and neck. It also has a light scent.

You can purchase the serum, using the link above. The serum is prime-eligible.

#BehindTheBlogger: I can only Imagine

#BehindTheBlogger: I can only Imagine

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7/29/2014 8:33 a.m.

As I write this, I am sitting in the waiting room for the heart department. Kalen is having a heaart monitor installed to determine if he has long qt syndrome. From what I understand, the heart pulses and pauses. When the pause is longer than normal, it can cause heart problems, not to mention death. Kalen is the king of normal test results. Even though he has problems, he always passes his tests with normal results, leaving the doctors to figure out alternative ways to figure out if he has additional diagnoses.

The theme of this post is I can only imagine. I have an active imagination. My mind wanders from the subdued to the insane. When I saw the title, I thought of Mercy Me's song, I can only Imagine.

What can I imagine today?

I can imagine Brad can use the potty, eliminating the need for me to buy pull-ups. He has been approved for Medicaid to help him pay for his medical supplies, but if he would just go on the potty, it would be a lifesaver.

I can imagine me with increased income and a nice, 1 story, 2 -3 bedroom house, 2 bathrooms, with a fenced in front and backyard, just in case the brats try to escape.

I can imagine a husband, who will help me with these special needs kids. I know love is important, but I could use companionship and help with the kids more.

I can imagine me on a Carnival Cruise, drinking at the bar, in a place called Serenity, where no kids are allowed at all. Just me and my daiquiri.

I can imagine Texas building a space for low functioning special needs kids. Some days, Brad acts a plum fool and I can't control him at all, even with meds. My bruises have almost healed snce the last #Behind the blogger post. He needs help but I don't want to sit at a crisis management center for over 24 hours, each time, he gets out of control, only to tell me they can't do anything.

I can imagine a nice cup of hot cocoa right now with marshmallows and some biscotti on the side.

9:13 p.m.

and I can definitely imagine my kids sleep right now. It's been a long day.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Lost Bible Review (Tomoson)

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I read The Lost Bible: An Adventure Paranormal Novel (Mystery & Action Fiction), in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The book was written by L. Roseman. The book's genre is fiction. In the book, Hanna searches for a lost Gutenberg bible.

The first page of the book, Hanna is unemployed and looking for a job.

You can purchase the book in paperback, kindle, and kindle unlimited format. The book is prime-eligible.

The Chalk Block Review (Tomoson)

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I received The Chalk Block - Gym Chalk for Gymnastics, Lifting, and Climbing, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. I never used chalk blocks before, but I love the many uses chalk has. From simple chalk on a chalk board or walls to helping you grip your weights better.

The chalk does crumble and break easy, but it does help reduce sweat on your weights. Kalen also took a broken piece of the chalk and drew on the walls. The chalk was hard to vacuum out of my floor. I recently dyed my carpets black and the chalk stuck to one particular area. Thank you for the rug attachment.

You can purchase the product, using the link above. The chalk block is prime-eligible.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Magic of Friendship Book Review (Tomoson)

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I read the The Magic of Friendship by Subhash Kommuru, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The book features two characters: Babbar the tiger and Hasmukh, a donkey. You also have birds named Captain and Choto and a blue bird called Ullu. The book is based in India near the Tadoba Forest.

In the book, the birds are flying south for the winter, but the birds worry about running into Babbar, a tiger, who the other animal are afraid of. Babbar has a roar, which has an interesting effect on animals. The book has a lesson, which you learn throughout the book: everyone needs a friend, no matter how scary they are perceived to be. I also loved the graphics in the book .

You can purchase the book on Amazon in Kindle and paperback format. The book is prime-eligible.

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