Sunday, November 25, 2012

MANNHEIM REX - book excerpt

By Robert Pobi

About the book: 

An homage to the blockbuster Jaws and the classic American novel Moby-Dick, MANNHEIM REX tells a tale of obsession, healing, and man versus nature as the characters struggle to find meaning and purpose in their own lives. Following the sudden death of his wife, horror writer Gavin flees New York City for the quiet of the country, where he soon learns that many people have gone "missing." Thirteen-year-old Finn, who is dying of cancer, knows that the truth: There's a monster in the lake. And Finn's last wish is to go down in the record books for catching it. Battling demons of his own, Gavin joins Finn on his perilous quest to slay the nightmarish leviatha.

Christmas Wreath Giveaway

Who wants to win an absolutely beautiful Christmas wreath? Not only do these wreaths smell good, but they are gigantic and look amazing. I just got one in my home and you can win one too! You can check out the blog review here.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Jewelry Candles Gingerbread House Giveaway

You have all heard of Jewelry Candles right?

If you haven't heard of them before you will be glad you know now. Jewelry Candles have a hidden piece of jewelry inside each candle.

Oofos Sandals Giveaway


Enter to win a pair of Oofos Orthopedic Sandals. These shoes are comfortable to wear, are considered a 'sport sandal' and come in a variety of colors.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bookish Blog Hop Party 11/20 #charismamedia

Welcome to Charisma Media's Bookish Blog Hop Party! Charisma Media supports authors, indie authors, book reviewers and bloggers alike! If you love to read, this is the perfect blog hop for you! 

Connect with fellow bloggers, book reviewers and authors! Discover new friends, authors, or books to read! Have fun!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Mystery Candle and Jewel Giveaway

Jewelry Candles was inspired by the famous classic movie, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Instead of having golden tickets inside of a chocolate bar, you will find jewelry in all natural soy candles.

Inside of all the candles there is a hidden jewel that can be worth anywhere from $10 to $7,500. You could find a ring, necklace, pendant, bracelet, or even a pair of earrings. You never know what you will get inside of your candle, but you will always find a gorgeous piece of jewelry =)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas Tree Jewelry Candle Giveaway

"Our Fresh Cut Christmas tree scent is truly that of a freshly cut Christmas tree! This candle when lit will take you to a Christmas tree farm in the middle of a cold winter morning with fresh sap coming out of the bark of the tree's. It truly is one of the key scents of Christmas!"

Friday, November 2, 2012

Ruby's World by Karen Baldwin


Karen Baldwin's masterful memoir reads like a suspense thriller as this resolute American woman of "a certain age" journeys alone to South Africa to teach Zulu children. There she encounters a stunning resistance to change from those who invited her. Baldwin's writing is candid, taut and relentless, as waves of cultural tension build to an unforeseen crisis that tests her courage and strength. -Phaedra Greenwood, Award Winning Journalist Karen Baldwin, through raw, honest, and vibrant writing, shares her journey to teach children in South Africa. Her good intentions are met by strong traditions and a real Africa-not an illusion or romanticized world-where nothing is wasted and there is little personal space. Baldwin's journey reveals the similarities in Zulu and American families' joys, pain, deception and love. -Dr. Andrea M. Heckman, PhD, Cultural Anthropologist, University of New Mexico An extraordinary story, beautifully told. Baldwin's account of her adventure in Africa is honest, moving, frequently funny, sometimes startling, and always compelling. This is a journey of faith, and it carries the reader along every twist and turn in that journey with remarkable clarity and grace. -Sean Murphy, Author, The Time of New Weather

Buy your copy today at Amazon

My Review
Karen Baldwin has written a wonderful memoir of her trip to South Africa.  I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to review this remarkable story and not just enjoy it, but also glean so much knowledge about the cultural differences.  I had the opportunity to experience something I'd most likely never have gotten to otherwise even glimpse at.  You felt everything Karen went through, as her heart broke for the way the Zulu culture treated their women, I felt her pain and ached as well.  I can't say enough about this book, Ms. Baldwin you are a very talented writer, words cannot express how blessed I feel having been given a glimpse into your life.  May God continue to bless you! 

About the Author
The author and global volunteer Karen Baldwin recently was appointed the Ambassador for the Rural Women’s Movement of South Africa working to obtain basic human rights for the women and children of South Africa. She’ll be speaking to the United Nations Commission hearings on the Status of Women with Sizani Ngubane, the executive director and founder of RWM early next year. Karen was recently interviewed by NBC affiliate, KOB in Albuquerque, NM. Airing September 18 - Link:
Karen is a breast cancer and heart attack survivor (October Breast Cancer Awareness Month). These are the two deadliest killers of women. Karen took her surviving as a sign to help women and children prompting her trip to Africa. Her story is inspirational. 

Review written by Simone


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