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April 29, 2011

*** REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Sentenced to Life *** (CLOSED)

Author: Kay Baker
Perfect Paperback: 196 pages

Publisher: Tate Publishing (March 22, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1617390917
ISBN-13: 978-1617390913
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces

Book Description:
Kathy Williams looked every part the successful career woman.
At a time when women were just emerging into high-profile jobs, she had it allan impressive title, a wonderful husband, beautiful children, a good home. But it was all just a façade.
In reality, her salary wasn't enough to maintain her family's comfortable lifestyle, and they had to keep up with the Joneses, after all. As director of investment banking for AMA Global Investments in Manhattan, New York, she had access to clients' funds, what amounted to millions of dollars. Opportunity was in her hands; the door was wide open for financial gain. She gave in to temptation, to the devil's whisperings. Just a few dollars won't hurt. They won't even notice. They have millions of dollars in their account. They don't even know what to do with their money.
Taking a little here and a little there and moving some numbers around, Kathy was able to pad her own salary. But it wasn't long before she was caught and sentenced to eleven years in prison. Realizing how far she had fallen from grace, Kathy turned to Christ, asking forgiveness for her sins.
Sentenced to Life is Kathy's story of how she fell into temptation but was able to overcome challenges in her life and ultimately find peace and victory over her own lustful desires and misguided actions through a close relationship with Christ.
K. M. Baker is a member of Cornerstone Assembly of God in Sugar Land, Texas.

From the Author:
My book Sentenced to Life is a book of encouragement to those who have lost hope, to the discouraged and depressed, to the down-trodden, that there is hope in The Lord Jesus Christ. No one is a nobody because we are all somebody in Christ.


My Review:
This is a book (with many texts from Bible) that tells the life cycle of a woman, whose life turns from bad to good. The book is narrated in the first point of view of a woman, who was tempted by Devil to have more money in an unhonest way, but then repented and turned to Christ to be forgiven and to clean from all of her sins. As it has a first point of view, it gives a sense of autobiography and it is told in minute detail in a successful way. First, the book cover is very striking. You can see the past (youth) and present (age) of a woman who spent her years in prison. It presents a comparison sense in a dramatic way.
The book starts with the young and free life of Kathy, the main character of the book who is trapped by the Devil's whisperings and encouragement, continues with her prisoner life and ends with her old but free life again. Once a sinner, she finds the true way in prison by turning to God. She learns to be close to the God and Christ. She wants to be free from her sins. She behaves well, attends the church, reads Bible, talks to God and develops herself in whatever way she can do in the prison environment.
Even when her mother and husband die from an ilness, she does not leave the God. She is away from her family, her children, but she is close to God. She feels the comfort there in her heart. After she is entirely released from prison, she continues her life as a missionary in Philippines for some years. She wants to share what is inside her with other people. After she returns from her duty, she knows that she found the peace and reality.
PS: Whatever religion we belong to, we believe the same God.

My Favorite Quotes:
- Reflections are good, but sometimes they bring grief, sadness, and unanswerable questions.
- I know God was trying to get my attention so many times, but I was too busy running around and listening to the devil. So God had to set me down in a place where I could not hide from him.

VISIT IT: http://kaybaker.tateauthor.com/ (Website)
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000471349491 (Facebook)

OFFER: You will get 20% discount if you order through her EMAIL komets(at)att(dot)net. Just mention code: DK on the email. There is no expiration date of it, but you just have to order the book through her email address!

BUY IT: You can buy this book on Amazon for $11.04, on Barnes & Noble for $10.92, on Borders for $12.99, and on Tate Publishing for $12.99 and also as e-book for $7.99.


WIN IT: Two (2) winners will receive a copy of "Sentenced to Life" by Kay Baker. (Value: $12.99 USD)
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The contest will end on May 13, 2011 at midnight (Turkish time / EET). Open WORLDWIDE. Winner will be chosen by random.org and notified via e-mail. The winner must respond within 48 hours or another one will be chosen.

* I received the abovementioned free item for an honest review. I'm not responsible for the shipping of the prize. I'm not affiliated with this company.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED

April 27, 2011

*** GIVEAWAY: Delinda Boutique - $35 GC *** (CLOSED)

Do you love decorative items? To be more specific, do you love pillows? If your answer is yes, then you will adore today's giveaway from Delinda Boutique, which is an online store selling affordable handmade decorative designer cushion covers and throw pillow cases which can be custom ordered.

LAVERNE CUSHION New 16 inch Smocked Linen And Taffeta Pillow Cover in Terracotta
Decorative Throw Pillow Case 16 inch Cushion Cover in Chocolate and Turquoise COLETTE DESIGN

From the Shop Owner
:
Hi, my name is Maria and I'm from Bulgaria. This is my website as a painter http://www.artabus.com/korkinova/
I have an arts degree, majoring in fine art. I am mainly a painter and interior designer, but I love sewing and designing soft furnishings. I’ve been sewing as long as I can remember. As a child – dresses for my dolls, later – clothes for me on my mom’s sewing machine. I bought my first sewing machine when I was at the university.
I started DELINDA BOUTIQUE an year ago when I made a Roman shades for my bed room window and remembered how much I LOVED to sew, and discovered how many gorgeous fabrics are out there now! I also had a nice collection of fabrics and laces in my home from my visits in Europe. Cushions and throw pillows along with paintings are my favourite home decor accents so it was a logical next step. I had already known about Etsy, checked out the pillow section there and it was HUGE! I knew that ETSY is a nice platform for an online crafty business and I started.
My philosophy – I’m offering one of a kind or limited edition handcrafted originals at affordable prices. I can’t agree that a pillow could cost hundreds of dollars just because of the label. And I rarely make an ordinary pillow. I think everyone could find a nice fabric and sew 4 or 6 seams. I think my customers deserve more. I treat every pillow as a painting – a nice combination of colors and materials, made with love for pleasure and fun. That’s why everyone has it’s beautiful name – my creations are like my children. And no two pieces are ever exactly the same because I love individuality.
My inspiration - all kinds and forms of art and fashion now and before.
My biggest reward - my happy customers.
PS: You can check her Flickr.

Decorative Throw Pillow Case 16 inch Taffeta and Lace Cushion Cover in Orchid and Eggplant SELINE DESIGN
Decorative Throw Pillow Case 16 inch Georgette Cushion Cover in black and shades of gray LEA DESIGN

OFFER:
Special coupon code 20% off for all my readers. Use the code SWEEPSTAKELOVER20. The code expires on May 11, 2011.

BUY IT: You can find many pillow covers in various colors between $25.00 - $45.00 USD. There is also an original painting section between $35.00 - $99.00 USD.

WIN IT: One winner will receive a $35.00 USD gift certificate, free shipping included. (Value: $35.00 USD)

35 Dollar Gift Certificate Delinda Pillow Boutique

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The contest will end on May 11, 2011 at midnight (Turkish time / EET). Open WORLDWIDE. Winner will be chosen by random.org and notified via e-mail. The winner must respond within 48 hours or another one will be chosen.

* I wasn't paid or didn't receive anything in any way. I'm not responsible for the shipping of the prize. I'm not affiliated with this company.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED

April 26, 2011

#18 MAIL ALERT :)

This is one of the best and most useful prizes that I've ever won! A while ago, I won a $20 GC from Orabella Lingerie through Menopausal New Mom blog. And I ordered this bra. I immediately wore it and saw that it was very very comfortable. It fits to me very well. Actually, choosing a correct bra is difficult. I try lots of bras to find the nicest one and sometimes I leave the store with my empty hands. But this one came from a long distance and I didn't even try it, but it's really good.
ARV: $20


And I won this one or two weeks ago from a local giveaway. It is a pack of cloth pieces that preserve the color of the clothings in the washing machine. So, you can wash the white and colored ones together and their colors don't mix. Very time saving ;)
ARV: $4


April 25, 2011

Record Store Day MP3 - WINNERS

As there are six prizes and only six individuals entered this giveaway, all of them are winners! Although a couple of you didn't fulfill the mandatory entry and extra entries in a correct way, I accepted that "for once". When you are entering giveaways, please double check if you do the things correctly, PLEASE.

So the winners are:
Diana D
slb3334
Sheri
Lyudmila
miha.ela
Julie

Congratulations! The sponsor will contact you shortly!
Giveaway Link: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway-free-mp3s-in-honor-of-record.html

April 17, 2011

THE TIME HAS COME :) OUR FIRST SONG MEDUSA!!!

Yessss, we released our first song MedusA, please have a listen and share your comments with me :) I hope you like it :)



April 16, 2011

*** GIVEAWAY: Free MP3s in Honor of Record Store Day *** (CLOSED)

Today is the Record Store Day, which is an internationally celebrated day observed the third Saturday of April each year. As I read in Wikipedia, its purpose, as conceived by independent record store employee Chris Brown, is to celebrate the art of music. The day brings together fans, artists, and the over 700 independently owned record stores in the United States, along with hundreds of independent record stores across the world.
So, in honor of this day, thanks to Denise Marsa, the President of Denise Marsa Productions/KeyMedia Relations, we are giving away free MP3s of the indie artist stars from The Music Mentor TV USA.
About the Company:
KeyMedia Public Relations is a boutique marketing and public relations firm founded by music veteran, Denise Marsa. We bring visibility and opportunities to our clients in the arts & entertainment industries. KeyMedia Group is a full service production / record label, artist mentoring and management company. We help our clients make a global impact and we strive to work on projects that speak and translate to many people of different generations, backgrounds and cultures.
-->The Music MentorTV: We Help Musicians Navigate The Labryinth of the Music Business
DENISE MARSA – An established international recording artist early in her career, Denise Marsa has created a sound described as uniquely beautiful, eclectic and powerful. Marsa, a self taught keyboardist, mixes; pop, folk, rock and classical genres to create an organic and warm sound based around themes of personal and social journeys. In 1998, after two decades in the music business, Marsa took matters into her own hands, and self- produced and released her critically acclaimed CD SELF. She formed KeyMedia Group/ KeyMedia Public Relations through her production company Denise Marsa Productions, LLC. Her work focuses on the arts and entertainment industries as well as mentoring new young talent. Marsa has had two successful chart-topping hit records, “Lucky Stars,” a famous duet with Dean Friedman out of the UK and as the lead vocalist on The Flirts dance record, “Helpless (You Took My Love)” out of Germany. Marsa has been co-published by Warner Bros, UK and Warner/Chappell, LA.

NICOLE BERKE – With a unique, soulful sound and lyrics that are poetic and personal, Nicole Berke brings forth themes of love, loss and human nature to connect with audiences in an honest and authentic way. Blending jazz, soul and pop together with powerful piano and vocals, she evokes the blues styles of old and new. Her music has been compared to a wide variety of artists, including Fiona Apple, Stevie Wonder, Etta James and Radiohead. In September of 2009 Nicole moved to Portland, Oregon where she completed her last year of college at Portland State College with a BA degree in Social Psychology from U Mass, Boston. Berke is now focusing on her live shows, and sharing her immense talents with thrilled audiences throughout the west coast at universities, clubs and music festivals. A truly gifted young performer whose piano, vocal and writing skills equally shine every time she walks on stage.

RACHEL MILLMAN - Springfield, New Jersey singer Rachel Millman is bringing her well crafted pop music to the masses one fan at a time. Taking the indie route and keeping her direction her own, Rachel Millman released her 5 song CD IF I BELIEVE with her manager/mentor in September of 09’ and with dozens of rave reviews, has not looked back. Beautiful, cool, calm and poised, Rachel is steadily gaining national attention. Rachel has been performing since she was 10 and had her first starring role on stage at 14 as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. After putting her dreams aside for her academic career for four years, she graduated in 08’ from Penn State with a degree in communications. After a few months working behind the scenes at a record label she knew she had to return to her life’s passion, her singing career; she was not willing to sacrifice her dreams any longer. Described by those that attend her concerts as spectacular, funny, genuine and engaging, Rachel has a three octave voice that is beautiful, powerful and expressive. Millman recently performed live on NBC New York, impressing all those that watched her television debut. She performed her beautiful heart-felt single Throwin’ Rocks at the Moon acoustically with members of her band. Millman’s focus over the past year has been performing at venues in the northeast with her fine tuned band; captivating audiences and gaining fans, along the way.

DANE MICHAEL GLYNN - Adorable, charming with an angelic expressive voice, up and coming teen pop artist Dane Michael Glynn is making a splash with his debut release Sir Dream A-Lot. His organic pop songs, mixed with his big personality and his striking good looks are captivating young listeners internationally. Dane caught the singing bug the moment he saw his first Broadway musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at age six. Spanning a decade of musical theatre performances and an impressive amount of training, Dane continues to distinguish himself as a leader, not only as a vocalist and actor, but as a warm and charismatic young man with the talent, the discipline and the determination to make his dreams a reality. Sir Dream A-Lot the EP’s title track and first single is Top 40 radio perfect for the pre teen and teen listeners.


VISIT IT: http://www.keymediapublicrelations.com/ (Website) www.youtube.com/themusicmentortv (Youtube) http://www.themusicmentortv.wordpress.com/ (Blog) www.twitter.com/keymediapr (Twitter)
BUY IT: You can buy the CDs here!
WIN IT: Six (6) winners will each receive: Hold on to Me (mp3) from IF I BELIEVE - RACHEL MILLMAN Blind Dumb Deaf (mp3) from FRONDESCENCE - NICOLE BERKE Shed (mp3) from SELF - DENISE MARSA Sir Dream A-lot (mp3) from SIR DREAM A-LOT - DANE MICHAEL GLYNN
(Value: $0.99 USD per download) * ALL THE PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ADDED TO THE MAILING LIST OF THE COMPANY.
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The contest will end on April 23, 2011 at midnight (Turkish time / EET). Open WORLDWIDE. Winner will be chosen by random.org and notified via e-mail. The winner must respond within 48 hours or another one will be chosen.

* I wasn't paid or didn't receive anything in any way. I'm not responsible for the delivery of the prize. I'm not affiliated with this company.

THIS GIVEWAY IS CLOSED

April 11, 2011

#17 MAIL ALERT :)

My prize has come! I won this book from Azure Dwarf. Oh, there are many books to read; I must find time :) If you want to buy it, check the link below!
ARV: $8


April 7, 2011

Link From Blog - Get Paid to Review!

I found a new "paid to review" site, which is "Link From Blog". This is my activation post, so I haven't used it yet, but it looks like a professional site. You submit your blog, write the activation post, the traffic of your blog is calculated and then your blog is reviewed and activated by the moderator.
When one of your friends who is not currently a member joins LinkFromBlog and spends and earns a total of $500 on LinkFromBlog, you will receive a $50 referral reward.
The payments are made via paypal, which is very good for me, but after you reach $50.
I hope this becomes a very good income source for me :)
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