VeggieTales

I was offered this book in exchange for my honest opinion AND to give away on my blog! There is one story for every single day of the year which has a Bible passage, short message and prayer. My toddler is only 2.5 years old and he is able to repeat the prayers after I say them. Each page has a different veggieTales character at the bottom as well. My son loves seeing the new pictures each day, and it’s short enough that it keeps his attention. I have the book for boys – not sure if there are different stories / characters in the one for girls as I have not seen that one.

About the Book by the author:

Every Day with God is the latest 365-day devotional (one for boys and another for girls) from VeggieTales. The updated content and art offer the perfect opportunity for parent and child to share time together each day. Each entry includes a Bible verse, short devotion, Thought of the Day, and prayer. The content will help children learn more about God and develop a daily practice to keep Him close in their lives. The book is perfect for bedtime reading, family devotion time, or as a fresh way to start each day!

Format: Trade paperback
Page Count: 384
Book Size: 5 X 7.25
Retail Price: $9.99 (USA) or 
Reading Age: 4-7

If you would like to buy a copy for yourself here are the USA links For Girls and For Boys   Live in Canada?  Here are the .CA links For Girls and For Boys

Winner decides which of the two books they would like to have.

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And now for the boring stuff I have to add in…. 

Odds of winning depend on the number of entries. One winner to be selected. Prize is sent by FlyBy and not MommaKauk. The winner will be selected through Rafflecopter and I will not influence or skew those results.
“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 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.”

Netopia

I initially wanted to review this book because, well, I used to be mega addicted to Neopets. Common… it was before Facebook people… what else was there to do in the year 2000 when you were not watching Pokemon?
 
I received a PDF version, so I am working my way through a little slower than normal as it’s much smaller and harder to see. So far, it’s a decent read, but I need to get a few more chapters in before I can let you know my full opinion on this book. It will be coming out on the 8th of Feb for everyone to buy however, so I wanted to give you the chance to check it out. It is currently on pre-order for 3.99
 
This is how the promoter summarized the book
 
Netopia tells the story of a future world, without a defined time or place, ruled by an advance social network called “Minds”. In this network users communicate through thoughts. You can create any reality and make any fantasy come true. In this perfect aesthetic-sterile world you can even customize the weather.
 
Memory drugs rerun the experiences of the users, who instead of warm human relationships prefer to raise neopets, cloned, engineered and malleable creatures such as red panda-cats, orca-penguins or angora-owls. But those connected to Minds quickly discover that this fantastic network comes with a particularly chilling price tag.

Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids GIVEAWAY

This devotional is from the same author of the popular Jesus Calling devotional. Giveaway information is located near the bottom of this post
Introducing About Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids
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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.

HOW TO ENTER!? LEAVE A MESSAGE BELOW….. then click HERE

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.

 

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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 Amazon.ca , Amazon.com 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

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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

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.”

 

No Grits No Glory #SouthernGhosts

Brianna fled down South to Savannah to escape the voices of the dead. Just when she thought she’d left all paranormal things behind, she discovers her house is haunted—by a family of Southern ghosts.

These persistent beings not only hide her white shoes after Labor Day, but they wreak havoc on her life to convince her to help them bring their killer to justice.

Steven put Savannah in his rear-view mirror years ago to follow his passion for music. When his band splits up and he can’t reach his little sister for weeks, he races home—only to learn his whole family died in a mysterious house fire. The house Brianna now lives in.

Together, Brianna and Steven learn who murdered Steven’s family and become caught in a web of intrigue that will threaten their careers, their homes–but especially their lives.

I have just started reading No Grits No Glory, which is the first book in a Southern Ghosts Series by Elaine Calloway. It is a romantic suspense tale with ghosts set in Savannah, Georgia and available on Amazon