Captive DVD Giveaway

As some of you may remember, I did a review awhile ago on a book I received called Captive. You can check that one out HERE if you’ve forgotten.

Ashley Smith, a recovering drug-addict (who is barely clinging to the wagon) is abducted outside her home and held hostage by Brian Nichols.

In the movie, as with all films based on a book, there are some details missing. One early example is that in the book she goes to the store to get cigarettes, but in the movie she just gets a package from her car. While some things were changed or omitted, I did feel that the movie was fairly true to the novel.

I did not personally find this movie to be very fast paced, and I would not call this a movie theater film, I do feel its a good rental type movie, or one to own in your collection. Knowing that this is all based on a true story makes this so much more real for me.

Feel free to check out the OFFICIAL WEBSITE, in addition to checking them out on FACEBOOK and/or TWITTER.


Giveaway is  open to residents of the United States and Canada.
Entries will be accepted until Monday, Feb 1st 2016 midnight EST.


About the movie (by the promoter):
Based on a miraculous story about the power of faith, Captive is an “amazing, inspiring” drama about the spiritual collision of two lost souls, Brian Nichols (Golden Globe Nominee David Oyelowo), on the run from police and desperate to make contact with his newborn son, takes recently widowed mother Ashley Smith (Kata Mara) hostage in her own apartment.  Fearing for her life and desperately hoping to see her daughter again, she turns to Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life for guidance.  Ashley and her captor face a crossroads where they discover hope and light in the midst of despair in the moving film that Dick Rolfe, CEO, Dove Foundation hailed as “powerful.”
DVD Release Date: January 5, 2016
Run time: 96 minutes
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse)
There are over 30 minutes of bonus content on this DVD including Journey Through Darkness: Filming Captive and Faith and The Purpose Driven Life.  Also included with this DVD is a Digital HD copy that can be instantly streamed and downloaded.



Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation  (I received no compensation). I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


Killer Pursuit: An Allison McNeil Thriller

#killerpursuit is the second novel featuring FBI agent Allison McNeil, but it’s written as a stand-alone so you do not have read the first book to enjoy it.

A book for mature high school readers and adults. There are scenes that describe memories of rape, torture and death. While there is not a lot of graphic details, there are sexual details and this would not be found in a high school library.

I’m not done the book yet, but I have enjoyed it so far!  There is a murder fairly quick into the beginning of the book (a call girl), plus police officers and “bad guys” who are killed as well.

I found it read a little like a soap opera – written in third person omniscient, the author jumps between Allison McNeal – an agent at the BAU (behavioural analysis unit), Samuel Kraw – mass murderer and psychopath, Libby who is trying to keep the tabloids free of political scandal and several others characters.

My only regret with this book is that the chapters are only numbered, not titled. Since we are jumping charters quite a bit, I would have loved to at least see the title be called the main characters name (Allison for example) so it was a little easier to follow (personally speaking).  I’ve read other books who did it that way, and I just found it to be easier… but it is always clear within the first page – if not first sentence – whose point of view/story the chapter is revolving around.

Available on , and many other online stores (as well as in stores in paperback versions).

Authors synopsis


When a high-society call girl is murdered in her Georgetown home, investigators find two cameras hidden in the walls of her bedroom. One has its memory erased, presumably by the murderer. The second is connected to the Internet through an encrypted connection…and no-one knows who’s on the other end.

Special Agent Allison McNeil is asked by beleaguered FBI Director Clarence Mason to run an off-the-record investigation of the murder because of the murder’s similarity to a case she worked a year earlier. Allison knows the most direct path to apprehending the killer is to find the videos, but the rumors that the victim’s client list may have included Mason’s political enemies has her worried about the director’s motives. As she starts her investigation, she quickly discovers that she’s not the only one pursuing the videos. In fact, the most aggressive person racing against her might be the murderer himself.

About the author


Jeff Gunhus is the author of thriller and horror novels for adults and the middle grade/YA series, The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. His books for adults have reached the Top 100 on Amazon and have been Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalists.

After his experience with his son, he is passionate about helping parents reach young reluctant readers and is active in child literacy issues. As a father of five, he leads an active lifestyle in Maryland with his wife Nicole by trying to constantly keep up with their kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel.

Review by another person… 

“A balanced blend of heart-pounding visuals and soul-searching introspection, Killer Within, Gunhus’s second novel, reaches beyond ordinary expectations for the genre. Gunhus exhibits a distinctive style typically found in seasoned authors like Dean Koontz and Stephen King.” —Foreword Clarion Reviews, 5 Stars

Relief from Lower Back Pain

#lowbackpainprogram was written by a fellow Canadian in Southern Ontario – actually in a town where I did some of my teaching placements — Aurora.

This Ebook is available through the website, Kindle, iBooks, Smashwords and Createspace.

I’ve done a few of these stretches so far, and am happy to say they have actually been helping. I am only about halfway as I’ve been trying out stretches as I go along. There are a lot of informational chapters at the beginning, but then it starts explaining how to do the stretches, with illustrations to show as well. I have been impressed by the information contained within the book, and also what I found on their site.

I visited their website, and was interested by a picture that said do NOT do crunches, sit ups or isolation exercises as they are hard on your back and can cause more damage than good! Check it out here.


Here is a message from the author

If you suffer from lower back pain, or know those who do, I would like to help you find greater relief and would appreciate your review and support.

My website currently receives approximately 45,000 visitors per month with over one thousand copies sold in its first year of operation. As of to date, I have received very positive and transformative reviews from all who have responded. My desire is to help those who suffer from this condition as I once suffered for over 10 years. My site and book are based on hard work, honesty and accountability.

Learn how to self treat chronic lower back pain easily and safely with this fully illustrated, instructional, low impact, pain-safe, exercise guide long term.
The majority of cases of chronic lower back pain are either directly related to, or worsened by specific muscle weaknesses and imbalances.

This specifically designed guide carefully teaches the correct methods to move, train and strengthen your body to properly relieve back pain. It uses non-surgical, non-medicinal, and safe methods for all ages and difficulties. It will help with your current pain, to prevent the return of pain, and to reduce your dependency on medication and surgery.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will relieve your pain as you learn a series of short and effective exercises. The exercises will teach you how to treat and recondition several misunderstood and neglected areas of the lower back, hips and legs that can lead to lower back pain.

The Low Back Pain Program demonstrates effective, very low-risk exercises, stretches and movements to treat and prevent: lower back pain, backache, back spasms and more, long term with a careful, concise, ‘at home’ guide. This book contains 45 important exercises, over 170 detailed illustrations, 3 treatment and conditioning levels, 1 maintenance level and 4 progress charts.

The exercises condition and restore proper mobility and function for your lower back, hips, legs and pelvis, allowing painful areas time to heal and recover. The guide begins with 13 ‘Limited Mobility Exercises’ to improve your flexibility and address your stiffness and tightness that contribute to and worsen lower back pain. 19 ‘Progressive Exercises’ then, stimulate, develop and strengthen the muscles and joints necessary to protect the lower back from pain. 13 ‘Challenging Exercises’ are then taught to reinforce, correct and re-educate the muscles and joints to move and operate functionally and effectively to prevent recurrence of lower back pain. Upon completion of these exercises, 11 simple ‘Maintenance Exercises’ selected can then be seamlessly used throughout your daily routine as needed to keep your muscles optimally conditioned to protect your lower back from imbalances and pain.

The exercises are founded on the methods of exercise therapy, physiotherapy, and lower back pain and injury rehabilitation. They are intended for home use and can be performed at the users convenience and comfort level.

This guide provides those in pain, a much needed alternative to popular exercises and stretches that are recommended but still do not resolve the cause of the pain. It will benefit the user throughout their life as their physical needs change with age and lifestyle.

For more information go to:

PASSION: Salvation’s Tide Is Rising – Giveaway

About Salvation’s Tide Is Rising:

This brand new Passion album contains new studio recordings from best-selling artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, and Kristian Stanfill.  It features new songs written specifically for Passion 2016.  Release Date is January 29, 2016.

Track List:
1.  Salvation’s Tide is Rising – Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill
2.  My Victory – Passion featuring Crowder
3.  Remember – Passion featuring Brett Younker & Melodie Malone
4.  God & God Alone – Passion featuring Chris Tomlin
5.  Simple Pursuit – Passion featuring Melodie Malone
6.  I Turn to Christ – Passion featuring Matt Redman
7.  Your Grace Amazes Me – Passion featuring Christy Nockels
8.  All We Sinners – Passion featuring Crowder
9.  Surrender – Passion featuring Jimi Cravity
10. Good Good Father – Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill


 Here is a quick sample of 4 songs!!!
Sorry about the volume on here… I will use a microphone next time!!!! All a learning experience here for me. Songs are a touch loud – you may want to turn down a little bit. Songs sound MUCH BETTER in person, as there is some distortion from using Laptop to play the song as well as record this.


And yes, I cut the video and didn’t notice… so I wish you all good luck with your entries. I wish I could give you all copies of this album.

About Passion albums:
Since the first release in 1998, Passion albums have sold over 1.3 million units while introducing the church to worship songs like “Our God”, “Holy Is The Lord”, “How Great Is Our God”, and “God Of This City”.  Passion is coming off its best charting radio success in 5 years with the single “Even So Come”, which went Top 5.


About The Passion Movement:
The Passion Movement and the messages of founder Louis Giglio have marked the lives of millions of people around the globe, calling people everywhere to live for the glory of God.  From its inception, the movement of Passion has birthed new anthems of worship, influencing countless churches and helping to define the current worship climate and establish artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and others.  Louie Giglio is the pastor and founder of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA.

Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. You can enter until January 23rd, 2016 (midnight EST).  If you would like to purchase, or find out more information about this Album you can go to iTunes,  or visit their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter @flybypromotions, or on Instagram. Official Hashtags are #PassionSTIR and #FlyBy

One of the entry options will be to post here on my blog.
It is easier to post now… then CLICK HERE TO ENTER the Giveaway!!!!!!!!

I received a digital copy in order to review and post this giveaway. One follower will be winning an actual CD of their newest album!

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by any monetary compensation (aka I was not paid to write this). I did receive a digital sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


#YalmeNaturals Foundation Makeup Brush

Have you ever used something as soft as rabbit fur to apply your makeup?  I was sent the #YalmeNaturals Foundation brush to check out and share to you all.. and that’s seriously what it feels like to me.


The company claims that their’s is the “Best Synthetic Makeup Brush to be use with regular or mineral foundation. The Yalmeh Foundation Brush Could Be The Last foundation Brush You Ever Need!”

There are oodles of different types of foundations – from powder to liquid,  mineral and whatever the other kind is.

The tip comes to a point so it makes it super easy to use anywhere on your face. The brush is made of high grade synthetic fibers (which I am happy this is not actually animal fur) but will also last longer than many others who shed. After using this several times and pulling on the tip a lot… none of the hairs fell out!! Apparently these are assembled by hand to insure the best quality.

Use this brush for more than just one type of makeup: bronzing, liquid or powder foundation, blush or even eye shadow above the eye.

I found my brish realy easy to clean.  I washed the brish with warm water, then washed with my shampoo as directed. Then rinsed all the soap out and patted with a towel.. then let it air dry. Apparently you can also use a hair dryer.

Yalmeh Beauty Products Commitment

Yalmeh Beauty is committed to high quality in our products as well as higher standard of customer service. Yalmeh offers professional-quality makeup kits and natural cosmetics for consumers. Take it. Use it. Love it. Your Satisfaction Is Our GUARANTEE. The brush is made abroad they are packaged in U.S.A


The Hunters: #MonsterHunting101

I have just started reading this contemporary fantasy, and compared to many of the books I have been recently reviewing on Amazon, this is a top book for me so far. So far, what I have noticed is that this first person story pushes you along from page to page. I was right away connected with Jesse, one of the main characters.


Imagine your extremely attractive ex-girlfriend calls you up saying to meet her in an old abandoned graveyard in the middle of the night. What do you think she might want to do? Her previous interests were quite intimate and intense in the past. What do you think she wants?

Okay, think you know what she wants? Let’s say it at the same time together – one, two three, murder! You might have thought she wanted to rekindle the past flame, but find out it’s something extremely nefarious. He’s got to shoot the ghoul multiple times before its dead.

Yup, you read that correctly – ghouls are in the cemetery. Right after that, he’s dealing with a werewolf…. And this is all within the first chapter! By the second chapter four deaths have occurred and Gail needs him to kill one more thing…..herself.

This story will keep you reading page after page. There is a lot of detail given, and in some cases too much, but I am enjoying the story so far and wanted to share this with you. It is available to be read in digital or hard copy from Amazon

Here is the book summary from the author

When Jesse’s old girlfriend calls him requesting an immediate meeting late at night, he thinks of a lot of reasons she might have called. None of them are anywhere near the truth. Instead of a late night booty call, Gail brings him into a world he didn’t know existed, ghouls, werewolves, and ghosts and they all seem to be after Jesse’s blood. Gail wants Jesse to put a silver bullet in her heart to keep her from becoming the monster she hunts, but there’s no way Jesse is going to kill the girl he once loved. He convinces her to let him restrain her for the full moon. Luckily, a local Adult Intimacies store has all the bondage gear he needs.

Now he just has to fight off a pack of werewolves single-handedly while keeping her from ripping his own throat out.