The Adventures of Brooklet and the Magical Monkey Pants Review and GIVEAWAY!

I am SO excited to not only review this AWESOME Kindle e-book, but to also announce my very first official giveaway!! This one came as a surprise as there is ANOTHER one pending review very soon after this one closes!

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Adventures of Brooklet and the Magical Monkey Pants

Written by BK Wallace and illustrated by KL Lockwood

Brooklet doesn’t want to go to bed…she REALLY wants to wear her monkey pants. But not listening to mom has BIG consequences!!!  She is whisked off to the forest, where she has all sorts of fun, BUT starts turning into a monkey (making me think of Pinocchio at the Carnival). Will our protagonist make her way home, and can she get transformed back into a human girl!? You will have to read this book to find out!

Brooklet

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Official Rules for all Giveaways

Posted 30/01/2015 ——-> Last Revised 01/02/2015

The Prize

The prize for the sweepstakes/contest, as well as value (or approx value where applicable) will be posted on the blog post announcing the giveaway. It will also be described in short on the Rafflecopter Widget where entries are collected, submitted stored and processed.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Metric Feat LLC (Rafflecopter), which shall be final and binding in all respects.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Products included are free of charge however, winners are solely responsible for any taxes/customs on their winnings (if applicable). In rare cases, only the item will be free and winner will be responsible for shipping (please let me know FIRST if that is told to you!)

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Sweepstakes and contests and lotteries OH MY

So, with looking into the rules and regulations of running one of these on a blog, there is a LOT to learn to do this LEGALLY… Many are not following rules and guidelines I’ve discovered, even ones I’ve personally entered in the past.

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Did you know that there are minute differences in just the wording that can get you (ME) into trouble? Here is what I’ve learned:

Sweepstakes have a winner chosen at random, where it is luck of the draw, regardless of the prize. These are often mislabelled as a contest.

Contests have a winner based on merit, such as submitting the cutest baby picture, best baby tip, etc.

Lottery is more straight forward, there is a prize where you pay for a chance to win. Now, this is usually money, but it’s come to also include…TIME! Therefore mandatory entries cannot have a prize (always one of these), chance (pretty much always have this) and consideration (paying either in time or money for example) or you are running a lottery.

Does YOUR head hurt!?  Well mine sure does and this is JUST the beginning. Different states have different rules, and I am still looking into Canadian rules, then there is the Facebook rules and other social media to contend with as well!!!

SO — what does all of this mean for YOU, my amazing readers?

I might not be able to make my first SWEEPSTAKES (see was already calling it the wrong thing before) go live tonight. I want to make sure I am running everything legal, and have everything “worded” correctly.

Will try and get it all posted tonight, but coming as soon as possible. Have two pending now, since my other item arrived just a couple days ago — plus a few other reviews waiting… can’t wait to get it all out there for you.

Thanks, as always, for reading and hanging out with me on my blog, Facebook and other social media!

Contest Coming – Attempt 2

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I wasn’t too fond of the lack of information I could see using the last one, nor how HARD it was to get into a facebook tab. Trying out Rafflecopter and it had an option to add to facebook without me having to use developer codes and other nonsense.

What do you think of this one 😀

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UPDATE – closed this one, thanks to all those who helped me test this one out

Jammy Jams – Pop Goes Lullaby 4 REVIEW

Jammy Jams - Pop Goes Lullaby 4 - cover

****** Songs on the Album ******

1. Cool Kids (Lullaby Rendition of Echosmith)
2. Shake it Off (Lullaby Rendition of Taylor Swift)
3. Don’t (Lullaby Rendition of Ed Sherran)
4. All About That Bass (Lullaby Rendition of Meghan Trainor)
5. I’m Not The Only One (Lullaby Rendition of Sam Smith)
6. This is How We Do (Lullaby Rendition of Katy Perry)
7. Me Against The World (Lullaby Rendition of Erica Ashley)
8. Blame (Lullaby Rendition of Calvin Harris)
9. Fireball (Lullaby Rendition of Pitbull)
10. Rude (Lullaby Rendition of Magic!)

OK – so I know these are lullabies but we often listen to music while Mister is in the Jolly Jumper, so I turned off the Radio pop songs and turned on Jammy Jams to see what his reaction was. Within the first few measures he was laughing and jumping to the first track “Lullaby Rendition of Magic.”

The CD includes artists Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and Echosmith, among others. These are many of the top songs we hear on the radio, just in higher pitched instrumental, I believe in either bells, piano or Xylophone? (OKAY – I had to know, and looked it up on their website: ” Soothing sounds of vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, piano, blocks and more.”)

According to their website: “Jammy Jams is a fun, modern twist on lullabies for parents who strive to create memories with their little ones while teaching them a thing or two about their own style.”

You can hear and purchase their songs CD, CD w/ Digital Copy, Album Download Card, Digital Download from iTunes, Google Play, their websiteAmazon.ca / Amazon.com and others!!

I do think that these songs will work great as lullabies, and we will be using them this week to see how it goes since we already have our favourites! I had to actually turn them off as he stopped jumping and started looking sleepy!

I received this as an MP3 free to review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.