Friday, October 24, 2014

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Review & Giveaway!

They are not exaggerating when they say "The Greatest Show On Earth"!. I have never been to the circus and when I was invited I thought that it would be a great opportunity for my niece, my nephew and I. They have never been either! Here are some of the pictures I took! (I was a little camera happy!)
 This is the room we were in for the pre show party. The atmosphere was so fun that it was easy to have a good time, even for the adults! This is my sister being silly!
 This is my nephew hitting me in the head! My niece was trying so hard to not laugh. The clowns were great and they interacted with the kiddos. They even signed to programs that were given to us! The girl clown teased my niece and drew a silly picture on her boss!

These are 2 of the performers. Sissy was so excited to talk to fellow dancers! Duders asked if they were in the show, and when it was going to start!

This is one of the people that work with the animals. She was also the host of the pre show. She was so energetic! 

The kiddos kept wantong to go back and take more pictures with the tools!

This is just before the pre show. We had a lady take us right from the party to the pre show. The clown with black hair asked Sissy if she was the one that drew a funny picture on his face..... She said no, but we knew who did!! 

The pre show had a little bit of everything! It was a glimpse of what was to come!

These are the two penguins! 

The kiddos loved seeing the horses, Duders has rode a horse bareback before!

The penguin to the left is an audience volunteer! I could definitely see my dad doing that!

This was like a skit where the men competed for the girl clown. However it was the audience volunteer who won her over!

This is duders jump roping! He has never done it before and the performers took time to show him! All of the performers were really great with the kiddos and you could tell that they wanted to make the kids smile!

This was Sissy's first time as well. 

This Clown was awesome. He walked on a ball, juggled and caught pins! A boy from the audience threw a pin and missed. The clown reacted and it was so funny.... 

This was really amazing to see up close~!

This lady did amazing things! 
This is the host and the lady from the pre show party. The elephant blew his nose, and played games with her. 

This is the elephant painting a picture that an audience member got to win! You can see his trunk holding the paint brush!

This is the beginning of the Circus! There was so much going on and there was never a dull moment! They also had an elephant rider with our flag and we sang the National Anthem!

This is who they thanked for the Circus.

There were songs, dancers and so much more!

There are performers everywhere so there is never a bad seat!

The man on top is holding the girl by using only his teeth!!!

These are basketball players on unicycles!

These tigers were unreal. They begged like pet cats!

They also were good at taking turns!

The worked all together and it was amazing that they were all in tune with each other.

There are not enough words to describe them!

These are cars that audience members got to ride in!

There was so much to see!

There were also dance numbers!

The girl on the bottom and her partner were like watching a graceful dance. They did amazing lifts and so much more.

The tightropes! I do not even know where to start. 

They walked on each other, 

Held a lady on a chair, while riding bikes, 

And, she even stood up......

I saw the canon and I did not think that they were going to do this!

But they did! They shot a lady right out of it!

The elephants danced and were really fun to watch.

They dance better then I do!   

This was a cross between gladiators, a ferris wheel and performers!

They jumped, etc

This is the grand finale!

I was truly amazed by all that I saw and will have memories for years to come. I am so lucky that I was given this opportunity to review The Greatest Show on Earth! I am also very lucky that I was able to bring my niece and nephew! I would like to that ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus! 

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PROJECT FIREBIRD by Nick Green Excerpt & Giveaway

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Don’t ask Leo Lloyd-Jones. Ask him how to steal a car, or why he got excluded from every school in Salford, but don’t come to him for help. This whole thing must be a daft mistake – and if anyone finds out, he’s done for.

Earth is on a deadly collision course that nothing can prevent. The only real hope is Project Firebird, deep inside a blast-proof bunker that shelters the brightest and bravest young people. Leo has got mixed up with the likes of Rhys Carnarvon, the celebrated teenage polar explorer, and other child prodigies chosen to keep the flame of civilisation.

Among them is the streetwise Paige Harris, a girl Leo likes a lot (but not in that way). Paige is desperate to rescue her little sister from London before the catastrophe strikes. But no-one is crazy enough to try that. Almost no-one.

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‘That which you have there, is a frog.’

Lenka stood in the doorway, smiling. Dressed in a casual blouse and vaguely military trousers, she looked wide awake and not surprised to see them. Leo managed to get his head to stop swimming. Puking on her boots would not be attractive.

‘What is going on here?’ she asked. ‘The midnight feast?’

Rhys wrung the hem of his t-shirt awkwardly. ‘I’m sorry, Doctor Mironov. We couldn’t sleep.’

‘A North American wood frog.’ Lenka nodded at the frozen thing. ‘Rana Sylvatica. A very special animal.’

‘Why –’ Leo coughed. ‘Why have you got dead frogs in your ice box? You’re not French.’

Lenka giggled like a schoolgirl. ‘No, Leo. I’m from St Petersburg.’ She took the lolly in her hand. ‘And this frog, he’s not dead. He’s sleeping.’

‘It’s frozen solid,’ Paige protested.

‘That’s how wood frogs hibernate,’ said Lenka. ‘They’ve evolved to stay alive inside a solid block of ice.’

Rhys made an odd strangled noise. Now he was the one who looked green in the face.

‘We keep these specimens for demonstration purposes,’ said Lenka.

‘Demonstration?’ Rhys spluttered. He seemed unable to take his eyes off the frog. ‘Demonstrating what?’

Lenka tapped her capped teeth with one perfect fingernail.

‘You weren’t supposed to be told this yet. But since you ask, let’s strike while the ironing’s hot. Come. I’ll show you.’

About the Author: Nick Green lives in the UK. He is the author of seven fiction books to date, including the middle-grade CAT KIN trilogy published by Strident. His other books include THE STORM BOTTLE, a fantasy adventure about the dolphins of Bermuda, and most recently the FIREBIRD trilogy, a YA science fiction epic.

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A Taylor Made Master by Carrie Anne Ward Excerpt & Giveaway

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Kiera Fox is the secretly proud submissive to Dominant sex god Taylor Holloway. Taylor has taught her many things, both in the classroom and in the bedroom. In return Kiera has given herself willing to him, including the confession of her damaged past.
But as Kiera's feelings continue to grow over time, she realizes Taylor is still very much an enigma; a man filled with secrets and lies. Breaking the one fundamental rule of complete honesty between a master and his submissive, Taylor is breaking her heart along with it. Their bodies may be closer than ever, but the secrets and the lies are testing their foundation. As a growing danger pushes the boundaries of their trust and the emotional connection they have further apart, will Taylor let down his walls and finally let Kiera in? Or will this dark shadow in their relationship break them?
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 Carrie Anne Ward grew up in the seaside resort Clacton on sea in Essex, England, with her mum and two brothers until she was 16 years old. She then moved with her mother to Colchester (where she still lives to this day) and went on to study Art and Design at the Colchester institute. However, after recovering from the illness glandular fever, which meant she couldn’t finish her degree, she went out into the world to become a working class citizen and a glamour model on the side. For many years she wrote stories in her spare time, mostly horrors or supernatural, but never felt the passion to take it further. Her love for literature at school didn’t, at that point, over take her love of Art, but as she grew older her passion in writing surpass any other desire she ever had. Her passion for writing over the years grew excessively (mostly erotica) and when BDSM erotic books took the world by storm, she finally found the genre in which she wanted to write about. So being a real submissive, Carrie decided to take the experiences she has had and combined them with her imagination, to create a story. So at the age of 33 she fulfilled her dream to become a writer by releasing her debut novel A Taylor Made Student, the first book of 3 from The Taylor Made Series.excerpt 
It was beautiful; it was like something from a movie. No; it was like something from a fantasy. Taylor was, once again, back in his rightful place, towering over me, with his smooth, taut chest exposed, and wearing only a pair of tatty jeans sitting teasingly low on those chiselled V-shaped hips. The tiniest patch of dark hair trailed down his pelvis and into those jeans, and I traced my fingertips over it. The flashing from the storm outside cast a momentary glare on Taylor’s body and handsome face, mocking me with only the slightest glimpse every now and then of his beauty. The rain tapped ceaselessly at the glass wall of Taylor’s bed room. It was deafening, but also music to my ears. It was calming, and erotic, even with the thunder rattling throughout the whole house. Our relationship was like lightning; it was chemical and electric, and when a black shadow cast over us, the clouds would part, and a blinding light would shine through the crack. Taylor was my lightning, casting a path in the dark storm. His fingers wrapped around my wrists as my palms lay flat upon his solid chest. I could feel the slowly increasing thump of his heart. I stood that little bit taller in my sexy, zebra print peep-toe spikes, bringing me that little bit closer to his face. I wore my matching black lace, zebra stripe thong and bra set, setting a scene that I was currently feeling inside me – I, Woman in the Wild, waiting for Taylor to claim me. Social Links
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