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Saturday, April 30

Spring Reads (& Giveaway): One Pink Rose by Julie Garwood




Many older books are being released to ebook formats, which happens to be the case for the One Pink Rose by Julie Garwood, book one in the The Clayborne Bride series. The novella was originally published back in 1997, but now it's being released as an ebook by Pocket Star EBooks on May 9, 2016. It will be available to purchase on S&S, BAM, IBOOKSTORE, KINDLE, NOOK and GOOGLE PLAY.

Set in Montana in 1880, One Pink Rose centers on Travis, the youngest of the Clayborne brothers, who gets talked into escorting a young woman, Emily Finnegan, to Golden Crest, Montana.

Emily is a mail-order bride, who plans on starting a new life in Montana; though she doesn't plan on falling in love with a stranger. Unfortunately, this is a love story, so you can pretty much guess what happens between her and Travis.

Final Thoughts: I have seen the author's titles in bookstores, but this is the first time I have read one of her works. While the main plot is a little cliched, One Pink Rose still is a decent read. All the characters are likeable and the blossoming romance feels believable. Overall, One Pink Rose is a cute, fast-paced read that should entertain all romance readers.

Make sure to keep an eye out for the other Clayborne Bride novellas from Pocket Star EBooks. One White Rose will be released on June 13th. One Red Rose will be released on July 11th!


*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions are my own.


Giveaway Details:

Popcorn & Coffee: Power Rangers Dino Charge: Resurgence


Not Rated; 92 minutes; $14.98; Amazon
I'm sure Power Rangers fans (young & old) are excited about the reboot feature film that just started filming this month. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until next year to see it in theaters. However, the good news is that you can now buy Power Rangers Dino Charge: Resurgence, which just landed on DVD earlier this month. The single-disc set features four exciting episodes from twenty-second season. There are no special features or bonus extras, though the DVD does come with a digital Ultraviolet code.

Borrowing footage, props and costumes from the Japanese Super Sentai Series Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, Power Ranger Dino Charge centers on a new team of heroes - Brennan, the red ranger (played by Tyler Navarro); Shelby, the pink ranger (played by Camille Hyde); Koda, the blue ranger (played by Yoshi Sudarso), Riley, the green ranger (played by Michael Taber); and Chase, the black ranger (played by James Davies). Mentored by archaeologist Kendall Morgan (played by Claire Blackwelder) and the alien called "Keeper," the rangers must battle the deadly alien bounty hunter Sledge and his minions, as well as search and retrieve the missing Energems before Sledge finds them first.

This DVD features the episodes 5 thru 8.

"Breaking Black" -  Sledge's newest monster, Spellbinder, puts a spell on Chase.

"The Tooth Hurts" - Riley and Chase clash on how to handle Sledge's monster, Cavity

Friday, April 29

Book Blogger Hop: April 29th - May 5th


Book Blogger Hop

Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!

If you want schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

What to do:

1. Post on your blog answering this question:

  This week's question is submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews!

Do you read and review books mainly for publishers or authors?

2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).


3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
  

My Answer: 

  Normally, I receive review copies directly from the publisher; though occasionally I will receive a copy from a author's agent or directly from the author.


Linky List:

Thursday, April 28

Thursday Rereads: Rotten School: Calling All Birdbrains


128 pages; Amazon
If you haven't already noticed there hasn't been a Thursday ReReads posts for the last few weeks. I've been busy with other things, so I skipped decided to skip those weeks. My plan was to have the review for Rotten School: Calling All Birdbrains written and posted on Thursday morning, but I was actually under the weather for the past few days and I just didn't feel like it. Plus, I was really ticked for reasons I won't go into details on here.

Now on with the review.

Rotten School is set at a boarding school called (Yep! You guessed it!) Rotten School. All the books are centered on a 4th-grader named Bernie Bridges, who has a bad of habit of trying to scam his fellow classmates out of money.

Book 15, titled Calling All Birdbrains, is the weirdest book in the series. It starts out with Bernie's pet parrot, Libby, ruining the all-night UNO tournament in the back room of the Student Center. Typically, Libby is always a good luck charm for Bernie, but not anymore.

After several accidents, all of which Libby was the cause of, Bernie believes his beloved parrot is bad luck. With the school's annual I. B. Rotten Outdoor Game Competition right around the corner, Bernie doesn't want any bad luck, so he does the only thing he can think of - he gives Libby to his nemesis, Sherman Oaks.

Unfortunately, the unthinkable happens - Sherman has a series of good luck, all thanks to Bernie. Now Bernie is desperate to get Libby back for the games begin.

Book Blast: The Dawning of Scarlett





The Dawning of Scarlett
by Jennifer Osborn
Publisher: Indescribable Publishing
Pub. Date: April 26, 2016 (Kindle)
Pages: 328
ASIN: B01EV8J8M2
Retail: $3.99 (Kindle); $12.99 (paperback)
Buy Links: Kindle, Paperback

Blurb: As a pale revenant—the vampire faction believing all life is sacred—sixteen-year-old Scarlett Ellis has learned to hide in the human world. She goes to night-school, works at a coffee shop, and her uncle Chasem trains her in martial arts. No matter what, she has to be prepared, because when she turns seventeen, she’ll be of Dawning age—and her biological father Apollo vows to see her dead first.

Expecting her Dawning to be impossible, she accepts the fact that she will become a rogue, forever hunted by revenant renegades and outcast by her own people. Scarlett thinks she’s prepared for this—until the curly-haired Nicholas Lightener walks into her life and asks her out on a date.

Torn between her feelings for Nick and the danger of the revenant world, Scarlett’s strange life is turned inside-out when she’s kidnapped and forced to do the one thing she swore she’d never do. Plus, she has no idea whose memories keep appearing in her dreams, or if they can even help her. Determined to free herself from a death sentence, Scarlett must fight to become who she was born to be.

Excerpt: His lips freeze in surprise for a moment, warm and tasting like salt, but they quickly yield to mine. Before I know it, his surprise melts into participation, and he kisses me back. It’s all pleasantly confusing, and I feel dizzy. My blood pounds wildly in my veins and I’m worried my eyes are going to change out of excitement. But before I can pull back, he does first, and his breath is hot on my cheek.

 I keep my eyes down, for fear of what they might show. I glance up at the artery in his neck, veiled by the paper-thin skin of a human. The blood moves in thick shots and I hear his heart pounding. I feel the urge to let my canines drop and lean over to bite him. I've learned to control myself so much around humans that I’m able to push the desire down. But he gives off the most intoxicating smell. I find myself wondering what his blood would taste like. It’s odd to even think about, because I don’t even need blood right now, but he’s somehow attracting me in a way I don’t understand. It’s a strange desire to bite—not to hurt, not even to drink, but to bite. I can’t make sense of it.

Wednesday, April 27

Popcorn & Coffee: Disney Goldie & Bear: Best Fairytale Friends



TV-Y; 168 minutes; $19.99; Amazon


Now available to purchase on DVD from Disney Home Entertainment is Goldie & Bear: Best Fairytale Friends, featuring 7 episodes from the hit Disney Junior series. There are no special features or bonus extras on the single disc; however, it does come with a free Playtime Fun Set.

Goldie & Bear debuted this past December on Disney Junior. The series picks up shortly after the classic fairytale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"ended, where Goldie (voiced by Natalie Lander) and her new friend Jack (Baby) Bear (voiced by Georgie Kidder) have fun, exciting adventures in a forest far far away.

There are 7 episodes on the DVD, with each episode containing two adventures.



The episodes are:

The Birthday Chair / Big Bear

Fee Fi Fo Shoe / Little Gold Riding Hood

Bear's Red Shoes / Goose Sitters

Moon Jump / The Big Good Wolf

Pinocchio-itis / The Clubhouse That Jack Built

The Egg / Golden Kickball

Thumbelina's Wild Ride / Big Bad Houseguest

Sunday, April 24

Popcorn & Coffee: Veep: The Complete Fourth Season


TV-MA; 281 minutes; $26.95; Amazon

The big anticipated premiere of the sixth season of Game of Thrones debuts tonight on HBO, but don't forget there are two other season premieres afterward -Silicon Valley and Veep.

HBO Home Entertainment released Veep: The Complete Fourth Season to DVD last week, featuring all 10 episodes from the award-winning season. The only bonus feature on the two-disc set is the "Hilarious Deleted Scenes."

Created by y Armando Iannucci, Veep debuted on HBO in 2012 and quickly became a critical hit. In the beginning, the series centered on Selina Meyer (played by Emmy-winner Julia Louis-Dreylus) a former Senator who is now the first female Vice-President of the United States. Towards the end of season 3, the President stepped down to take care of his ailing wife, leaving Selina to become the first female President.

The fourth season is set around the upcoming election, which is Selina's first campaign for President. Her campaign encounters several setbacks including the resignation of her campaign-manager Amy Brookheimer (played by Anna Chlumsky) and the firing of Deputy Director of Communications Dan Egan (played by Reid Scott). Then of course her staff has to deal with other issues, including a missing painting and the search for a new VP.

Fitness & Coffee Sundays: Does Asian Ginseng Improve Athletic Endurance?



I believe I might have mentioned before that I like taking Ginseng supplements.

Typically, Ginseng is grown in Korea, Northern China or Eastern Siberia. However, it has can be found in some parts of the United States, in which the supplement version is called American Ginseng. It doesn't matter where the Ginseng is grown at as all the supplements generally have the same benefits.

Earlier this month, I was sent a bottle of Vita G Premium Korean Red Panax Ginseng to test out and review. Each bottle has 90 veggie capsules (45 servings) with 1000mg of Panax Ginseng (Root).

Ginseng has been known to improve athletic endurance, promotes sexual heath in both men and women, and supports overall mental health.


Friday, April 22

Book Blogger Hop: April 22nd - 28th


Book Blogger Hop

Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!

If you want schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

What to do:

1. Post on your blog answering this question:

  This week's question is submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews!

How many books do you normally read in a month?

2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).


3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
  

My Answer: 

  8 to 12 books, maybe more!


Linky List:

Thursday, April 21

Popcorn & Coffee: Silicon Valley: The Complete Second Season



TV-MA; 300 minutes; $26.95; Amazon
Available now on DVD from HBO Home Entertainment is Silicon Valley: The Complete Second Season, which ties in nicely with Sunday's (April 24th) season premiere. Special Features on the 2-disc set includes deleted scenes, Reality Bytes: The Art & Science Behind Silicon Valley, and 6 audio commentaries from the cast & crew.

Created by by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, the series follows Richard Hendricks (played by Thomas Middleditch), a young man who quits his job at the tech company Hooli to start up his own tech business, Pied Piper. Working with him is programmer Bertram Gilfoyle (played by Martin Starr), programmer Dinesh Chugtai (played by Kumail Nanjiani), CFO Donald "Jared" Dunn (played by Zach Woods) and Erlich Bachman (played by T. J. Miller), co-owner of Pied Piper.

Despite winning the Tech Crunch Disrupt at the end of Season One, the Pied Piper team has had a series of setbacks, including the sudden death of their financier, Peter Gregory, as well as being sued by Hooli, whom has their own ripoff compression called Nucleus.

Most of season two shows Hooli's creator, Gavin Belson (played by Matt Ross), trying to get rid of all the bugs in Nucleus, so they can get their product out before Pied Piper does. Meanwhile, the Pied Piper team seeks out sponsors to help them show off their product's streaming abilities, but unfortunately things go horribly wrong. After several more setbacks, their company's only chance of survival lies in the hands of the lawyer Pete Monahan (played by Matt McCoy), who happens to be an convicted criminal.

Monday, April 18

Mobile Electronics as a Learning Tool in Schools


 

We live in a world that revolves so much around technology and electronic devices. While you walk down the street it is not unlikely that you will see people, young and old, walking around with their cell phone pressed to their ear while in conversation, or you will see them texting their friends, family, or even their boss or others at work. Many employers no longer accept paper applications, it needs to be filled out and sent online.

In this world, children are running around with about as many electronic devices as their parents are, so why not use those devices as a learning tool at school. There are a number of benefits to having a child bring their electronic device from home in order to learn at school.

  • Students already know how to use their own devices and are comfortable using them. This helps save time in the classroom to train students on how to use the devices. They can just begin learning with them.

  • The devices that students use tend to be newer and more advanced, so the schools can have the kids use their own devices in order to stay up to date with technology.

  • When the students are using their devices for learning and doing their work at school, they are more likely to continue using them for learning when they are outside of school as well.

  • Teachers will not have to worry as much about students not remembering to bring their electronic device with them. An electronic device is a prized possession for many children, so if they are able to bring them to school, the will probably not forget, not the way they forget their textbook.

Saturday, April 16

Spring Reads: A Dream of Miracles


Thomas Nelson; 336 pages; Buy Link; Blog Tour
Reading a book is the perfect way to get your mind off life's many problems. I had a terrible week, which I won't go into details here, but everything that occurred in my life led me to delay in writing a few post, including this review.

It's no secret that I like reading a good Amish romance, so it should come to no surprise why I wanted to read A Dream of Miracles (part of An Amish Wonders series) by Ruth Reid.

Right from the get-go, us (readers) are introduced to Mattie Diener, a young Amish widow and mother of three-year-old Nathan and eighteen-month Amanda, who finds herself once again in the emergency room. Her son has had signs of a serious illness since right after his birth. Unfortunately, their regular doctor is on vacation and they are forced to see a different doctor. The new doctor doesn't understands Mattie's situation and automatically believes that she is abusing Nathan, which leads to the doctor to call social services.

Now is this when Bo Lambright comes into the picture, the social service investigator who takes Nathan's case. While Bo might look like he has his life in working order, he actually has plenty of problems, including a melding mother and a shadowy past. Nevertheless, as Bo spends more time in the Amish world, the faster he starts to fall in love with Maddie.

Friday, April 15

Book Blogger Hop: April 15th - 21st


Book Blogger Hop

Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!

If you want schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

What to do:

1. Post on your blog answering this question:

  This week's question is submitted by Ana @ The Bewitched Reader!

Where do you find motivation and inspiration for your blog?

2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).


3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
  

My Answer: 

  Blogging is more of a creative output for me. I get inspiration (ideas) for new posts every time I read a book (good or bad).


Linky List:

Wednesday, April 13

Spring Reads: The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder



Harvest House; 224 pages; Blog Tour; Buy Link
Now available to purchase in bookstores in paperback as well as on most ebook formats is the new mystery thriller "The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder" by Rachel McMillan.

In a cross between a Sherlock Holmes adventure and an Agatha Christie mystery, The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder is set in Toronto in the year 1910, where two women, Merinada Herringford and Jem Watts, decide to get into the detective business to help solve the deaths of several young Irish women.

Trying to find clues deep inside the city's underbelly is a bit difficult to do, they must enlist the help of a reporter, Rey DeLuca, and a police constable, Jasper Forth, if they are to unravel the mastermind plot behind the murders.

Tuesday, April 12

Popcorn & Coffee: Forsaken



Rated R; 89 minutes; $32.98; Amazon
I believe that I have mentioned a time or two on here about my love for the western genre (books & movies). Unfortunately, this is a dying genre, with exception of the occasional theatrical film, the only way to find a decent "wild west" movie is to look for the ones that go direct-to- VOD or direct-to-DVD.

Last month, Momentum Pictures released the western Forsaken to DVD and Blu-ray. Directed by Jon Cassar (24), the film stars Kiefer Sutherland (24), Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games films), Brian Cox (X2: X-Men United), Michael Wincott (Alien: Resurrection), Aaron Podle (The Scent of Rain and Lightning) and Demi Moore (Ghost

The only special feature on the single-disc Blu-ray is the Making-of Featurette.

Forsaken follows a very familiar plot that occurred in countless western flicks of the 1950s, in which the prodigal son returns home after the Civil War. In this film,  John Henry (played by Kiefer Sutherland) returns to his hometown in search of a more meaningful life. He left home many years ago to join the Civil War, but found himself drifting around to town to town afterward; eventually his wild ways led to a death of an innocent, so he put away his guns and came back home.

Sadly, John's homecoming is not a pretty one as he learns about his mother's death upon arriving at his family's small farm. His father, Reverend William Clayton (played by Donald Sutherland), doesn't exactly have welcoming arms for him, but, nevertheless, the Reverend prays that John will stay away from his gunsling ways.


Friday, April 8

Book Blogger Hop: April 8th - 14th


Book Blogger Hop

Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!

If you want schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

What to do:

1. Post on your blog answering this question:

  This week's question is submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews!

What other interests do you have besides reading and blogging?

2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).


3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
  

My Answer: 

  Writing, Cross Stitching (Yep, guys can embroidery), Cooking, Fishing, etc. 


Linky List:

Thursday, April 7

Thursday ReReads: Rotten School: Night of the Creepy Things



128 pages: Amazon
Wow! This year has really went by fast. It seems like it was yesterday when I first started my Thursday ReReads posts, but now here I am reviewing book 14 of the Rotten School series (only two more books left).

This entry is titled "Night of The Living Creepy Things," which is a spoof of the famous zombie film "Night of the Living Dead," though the plot doesn't involve zombies.

The story centers on the greatest horror director, B.A. Gool, visiting Rotten School to give a speech about his films, and to make a great announcement - he will be judging a horror film contest on Halloween Night. The student that makes the scariest film will win a  role in B.A. Gool's next movie. And of course Bernie Bridges, aka Rotten School's 4th-grade schemer, is determined to win the contest.

But there's one little bitty problem - Bernie cannot come up with a scary idea.

It seems all the other students have already taken all the best ideas, like "Attack of the Toad People" and "Horror Zoo."

Tuesday, April 5

Spring Reads: Waylaid by Kim Harrison


Pocket Star; 87 pages; Amazon
It's difficult to keep up with all the fantasy/supernatural; novels that are on the market these days. While I do like reading this genre, I tend to stick with a few select authors, such as Kim Harrison, the author of the Hollow series. What attracted me to the series to begin with was that most of the title's are a spin of a Clint Eastwood movie title.

Sadly, the Hollow series ended in 2014 with the final installment, The Witch With No Name. However, book one of the Peri Reed Chronicles was released last year (the paperback will be coming out on April 19th!), titled The Drafter.

Available today as an ebook, is Waylaid, a short novella that mixes together the author's two series!

Yes, I'm well aware that The Drafter is set in a futuristic green world of Detroit and that the Hollow series is set in a world were vampires, witches, werewolves and other supernaturals walk among us. Kim Harrison uses a little magic to zap Hollow's Rachel Morgan quite literally into Peri Reed's living room.

Being yanked out of your reality and into a world where no supernatural creatures (well, except for Jenks) exist, doesn't fly very well with Rachel; so naturally she wants to get back to her own world as soon as possible.

Popcorn & Coffee: The Hoarder



Not Rated; 86 minutes; $27.97; Amazon
Available today on DVD from RLJ Entertainment is the slasher flick The Hoarder. Directed by Matt Winn, the film stars Mischa Barton, Robert Knepper, Valane Keen, Charlotte Salt and Andrew Buckley. The only special feature is "The Making of The Hoarder" featurette.

The film centers on Ella (played by Mischa Barton), a woman who fears her fiance is keeping a secret from her. Late one night,  her best friend Molly (played by Emily Atack), Ella goes to a warehouse on the outskirts of town to snoop around in her fiance's storage unit. Shockingly, she comes across a horrifying sight of a disfigured man shortly before Molly vanishes.

Trapped in a maze-like warehouse, Ella is determined to find her friend, but she must deal with a handful of storage unit customers, all of which have their own share of problems; included a corrupted detective (played by Robert Knepper).

To make matters worse, Ella must out think a psychopath hoarder who wants to add her to his unique "collection."


Monday, April 4

Spring Reads: Max Lucado's Pocket Prayers


$9.99 each; Blog Tour, Amazon
There are many little bitty holidays and events that occur in the springtime, including Mother's Day, Father's Day, Memorial Day, graduations etc.. Arriving in bookstores just in time for these events are six Pocket Prayers books by bestselling author Max Lucado.

The Pocket Prayers titles are:

Pocket Prayers for Dads (co-written with Mark Mynheir) - 40 simple prayers that bring strength and faith.


Pocket Prayers for Moms (co-written with daughter, Andrea Lucado) - 40 simple prayers that bring peace and rest.

Pocket Prayers for Friends (co-written with Betsy St. Amant) - 40 simple prayers that bring joy and serenity.


Pocket Prayers for Graduates (co-written with daughter, Andrea Lucado) - 40 simple prayers that bring hope and direction.

Pocket Prayers for Teachers (co-written with blogger Jennifer K. Hale) - 40 simple prayers that bring peace and renewal.


Pocket Prayers for Military Life (co-written by Mark Mynheir) - 40 simple prayers that bring faith and courage.

Sunday, April 3

Popcorn & Coffee: My Boyfriend's Back



PG-13; 85 minutes; $9.98; Amazon
I grew up in a small Missouri with nothing to look forward to on the weekends except for watching whatever movies that the cable channels were playing. Remember, this was the 90s and there weren't as many cable channels. Back then you could actually find a decent movie to watch; whereas now as days the only thing that is on television is horrible reality shows.

Anyhow, the first time I watched the 1993 horror-comedy My Boyfriend's Back was on cable (with commercials) during my teenage years. I vaguely recall what the film was actually about, well, until I viewed the film on Blu-ray last month.

Mill Creek Entertainment released My Boyfriend's Back on a single-disc Blu-ray on March 1st. There are no special features or extras.

Directed by Bob Balaban the film centers on a unpopular teenager Johnny Dingle (played by Andrew Lowery), who finally gets the courage to ask his crush, Missy McCloud (played by Traci Lind), on a date after she had broken things off with her boyfriend (played by Matthew Fox). Unfortunately, Johnny gets killed in a convenience store robbery before he could go on a date with Missy.

Luckily for Johnny, he rises from his grave shortly after the funeral, but there is one little problem  - he is now a zombie!

Vision Support 1000 Review


Though I've been wearing eyeglasses since I was about thirteen-years-old, I've never used a multivitamin for the eyes; well, until I received a complimentary bottle of Vision Support 1000 last month to test out and review.

According to the label, it is supposed to promote healthy vision and overall maximum eye function, as well as decreasing eye strain.

 The main ingredients are:

Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)
Zinc (as asparate)
L-Taurine
N-Acety1 L-Cysteine
Quercetin
Billberry (20% extract)
Lutein
Lycopene


Generate More Revenue With These Business-Building Strategies


 
If you're like most business owners, generating revenue is one of your company's primary objectives. However, some corporate leaders periodically run out of ideas that will empower them to optimize conversion rates. If this is your dilemma, remember that building a better bottom line doesn't have to be an arduous, complicated task. Get on the road to methodical increase now by implementing these simple strategies:

1. Enhance Your Presentations.

If you're serious about making money, get serious about giving incredible presentations. When you deliver an information-packed, engaging sales presentation that catches the attention of the audience, you can almost guarantee that many of those individuals will turn into loyal buyers. As such, it's important for you to do all that you can to ensure that your presentations are absolutely incredible. One simple way to make it happen is by hiring a team of custom Powerpoint presentations professionals to optimize the aesthetic appeal and functionality of your presentations. Companies like eSlide can take care of this work for you.

2. Hire A Digital Advertising Company.

If you really want your company to remain in a state of steady growth, be sure to access the power of digital marketing. These days, marketing experts can utilize a synergistic, customized set of advertising strategies to help you connect with and then convert your target market. There are numerous digital techniques that advertising mavens can deploy to make it happen, and some of them include content marketing, web design and development, search engine optimization, and social media optimization. When you begin looking for the ideal digital marketing firm, make sure that the company has a good reputation and substantive industry experience.

Saturday, April 2

Top 5 Best Book Covers: April 2016

Top 5 Best Book Covers

The meme's rules are simple:

  • Grab the Top 5 Best Book Covers button!
  • Post your 5 favorite books covers that are being released in the current month!
  • You can use a blurb or book synopsis in your post.
  • Put your blog URL in the Linky. 
  • Visit other blogs and comment on their 5 picks


The Raven King
by Maggie Stiefvater
Pub. Date: April 26th, 2016


Description: Overview All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore. 

 In a starred review for Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Kirkus Reviews declared: "Expect this truly one-of-a-kind series to come to a thundering close."

Billy's Thoughts: There are way too many fantasy books on this planet as I cannot keep up with all the new series. The deer on the cover of The Raven King looks a bit scary.


Career of Evil
by Robert Galbraith
Pub. Date: April 19, 2016


Description: Career of Evil is the third in the highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. 

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible--and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. 

With the police focusing on one of the suspects, Strike and Robin delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them...

Billy's Thoughts: I had recently purchased the first two books in this "J.K. Rowling" series. I'll be watching out for this release later this month.

Golden
by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston
Pub. Date: April 5, 2016