Friday, April 24, 2015

Trailer Reveal: Under The Influence by L.B. Simmons

I loved you once. A love I thought irrevocable. A love I mistakenly believed could transcend both time and circumstance. Under the influence of my dimwitted, na├»ve, traitorous heart, I became intoxicated with what I now know was simply a figment of my self-indulgent imagination. So drunk on the feeling, I couldn’t see what was right in front of my face. So foolishly enamored, I blindly followed my heart into the depths of an emotion that would ravage me. 
Years later, I know now what I wish I knew then. I am stronger. Smarter. Tougher. I will not allow myself to be broken again. 
I loved you.
I raged for you.
I wept for you.
And now, I’m letting you go.

Author’s Note:  Under the Influence is the journey of two childhood friends that spans the course of five pivotal years in their lives. It is a story about their discovery of true friendship as it blossoms into first love, their experience of crucial sacrifice and ultimate betrayal, and their endurance of agonizing heartbreak on the way to finding lasting redemption.

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L.B. Simmons is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a degree in Biomedical Science.  She has been a practicing Chemist for the last 11 years.  She lives with her husband and three daughters in Texas and writes every chance she gets.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Review: Steaz Iced Green Tea - Super Fruit

I bought this product myself, with my own money.

I absolutely LOVE the packaging! It's very simple, not overly done and beautifully conveys the product inside.

Taste Test:
I am in love! Immediately you get the soft fruit flavor and underneath is a light taste of green tea. It's very easy on the tongue, not too sweet and really delicious. I would almost compare it to the taste of Arizona Green Tea (which I've loved since I was a kid!) but lighter and healthier. Even though I've been an Arizona Green Tea fan my whole life, I would switch to this in an instant. 

At about $1.40 a can, I will definitely buy this again for my family in the future.


Cover Reveal: #Selfie by Cambria Hebert

Title: #Selfie
Series: Hashtag Series #4
Release date: May 18, 2015
Genre: New adult college romance
Author: Cambria Hebert
Format: Ebook and Paperback 

It’s all about the #Selfie.
She was the one girl I never wanted.
Until I had her.
One night.
One mistake.
Something we both wanted to forget.
I got rid of the proof. The one piece of evidence that could remind us both.
At least, I thought I did.
When it shows up on the school Buzzfeed, rumors fly. Friendships are tested and the feels get real.
I don’t do relationships. I don’t open my heart.
Especially for a girl everyone knows I hate.
What happens during spring break, stays in spring break.
Until it follows you home.

About The Author:
Cambria Hebert is a bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: Text, Torch, Tryst, Masquerade, and Recalled.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Review: Honest Kids Super Fruit Punch

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I had seen Honest Kids in the juice aisle once before and thought about getting it.  I was very curious about the way it would taste and I'm always up for replacing something my kid is ingesting with something that is healthier for her but, for whatever reason, I ended up not getting the juice and went with her normal kind instead. 

I am fortunate enough to know many people in my personal life that feels the same way as I do about what we are feeding our children and I'm always learning things about different foods and drinks and how they impact the lives and health of small ones (and big ones). A friend's mother posted an article on Facebook a few days ago that pointed out the sugar levels and health content of some of the major "fruit" juices on the market.  And of course, my daughters favorite kind was on that list.

I limit her juice intake and am very strict on it. During a normal day I do not allow her to have juice until lunchtime and then never after dinner. She is also only allowed a certain amount within that time frame and if she drinks that amount before dinner, that all she's allowed. Some disagree with the way I parent, but that's okay. I know that my daughter is healthy and I am further educating myself on what is and isn't good for her.

Even with my strict guidelines for her juice intake, I was completely disgusted to see her favorite juice on that list and how crappy it really was. If I remember correctly, it was actually the worst one she could be drinking. 

So I decided to switch.  She was out of juice anyway and I needed to make a grocery trip. So I went straight for the Honest Kids. The only thing I was worried about was that it was going to taste like crap.  That I was going to buy it and she wouldn't drink it and in the end, I'd have a whole jug of juice and wasted money that could have been better spent.

And then I took a drink.  And we both LOVED it.  

Honest Kids is an organic juice drink sweetened ONLY with fruit juice.  There's no added sugars.  I always watered the juice down for both me and Bella because I've always found it too sweet (just my personal taste).  I literally cannot drink a glass of juice without getting a headache. This juice is completely different.  It's light and thin and has a decent amount of sweetness.  It doesn't taste diet (which I was worried about), it isn't tart or sour and it has a great flavor.

I am so happy with the taste of this juice and I will definitely be buying this again for myself and my daughter.  Honest Kids is a great replacement for a healthier juice and I can't wait to try all the other flavors!