Monday, March 24, 2014

Combi Catalyst Stroller Giveaway

Combi Catalyst Strollyer Giveaway

Welcome to the Combi Catalyst Stroller Giveaway
Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy & Sponsored by Combi
A special thanks to the fabulous co hosts:

“The Combi Catalyst is a versatile, modular stroller that can easily converts from a travel system to bassinet stroller or toddler stroller. With multiple seating configurations the Catalyst is adaptable to every travel need. The universal infant car seat adapter, is included, and compatible with the Combi Shuttle infant car seat, and other major brands, to create a travel system. 

The seating unit converts to a bassinet* that lays flat to provide a cozy sleeping area for infants starting at birth. In bassinet mode the seat quickly configures to a large, cushioned toddler seat that can be used for older infants and toddlers and provides three seating positions with an adjustable recline. The reversible, multi-function seat has a weight capacity of 50 lbs. and also features an adjustable, 5-point harness system and removable shoulder and buckle comfort pads. 

All-wheel suspension with front-lock swivel wheels absorb bumps and provide for a smooth ride. A single step brake pedal locks and unlocks both rear wheels. Parents will further appreciate the one-hand telescoping, comfort-grip handle, the over-sized canopy with ventilation window, and the extra-large storage basket that is easily accessible.”


You can read Miss Frugal Mommy’s review to discover more in depth details about this amazingly convenient stroller!

Now for the exciting part! One lucky fan is going to win a Combi Catalyst Stroller in their choice of color (ARV $379.99) Winner may choose the stroller in either red, black or graphite. This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older.

Enter to win in the rafflecopter below, all entries will be verified, one entrant per household or you will immediately be disqualified. Winner will be contacted via email and has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Good Luck!!!
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

On the Inside Book Tour and Giveaway

On the InsideWhen Kristen is sentenced to seventeen years for committing a white collar crime, she’s forced to leave her husband and two sons behind.

Life in prison is a shock. She discovers that people aren’t always what they seem, love wears many faces, and friendship can make life worth living.

But as she struggles to survive on the inside, Kristen must face something even more frightening than her fellow inmates. . . herself.

On the Inside is based on true events, written from the authors own family tragedy.

Review for On The Inside.....
This book will hook you from the very first paragraph, as you meet Lakeisha, a mail scanner for a women’s prison. She reads the prisoner’s correspondence, checks it for drugs and dangerous devices, and delivers the mail. Lakeisha is drawn into the correspondence Kristen has with her husband. And in this way, the reader is also drawn into the story about life inside a correctional facility for women.  Kristen is the main character. She’s in jail for bilking her employer out of a huge sum of money. In the process, she lost the trust of her husband and children and virtually bankrupted them. They are bitter and wary of her, but she continues to send letters to her husband telling him how sorry she is. The only family member to write back is her sister-in-law, Olivia, who extends a lifeline to her with family pictures and events. We also meet a panoply of colorful characters from the flashy inmate, Lupe, to the prison psychiatrist, Megan, the warden, Laura, Kristen’s antagonist, Jess, and many others. Each person has their story, their trials, and triumphs, and you’ll find yourself rooting for all of them.

Ms. Cano expertly weaves in multiple points of view to make you understand and empathize with all of these people. Each has his or her own pain and sorrow as well as aspirations for a better future. Necessarily, some of the stories end tragically whereas others move on as best they can. But Kristen and the others learn to take happiness in small places and to accept what can’t be changed.

The story is uplifting and poignant. You won’t want to miss this. I read this in a single evening because I not just wanted to find out what happened to the characters, but I felt for them and laughed and cried and wished so much for them to be victorious in their lives.

Everything was resolved and there were no loose ends. Even though there was sadness leavened into the book, the overall message is joyful and shows the power of love, devotion, and forgiveness. You won’t be disappointed with this wonderful story. ~ Clare Chu

My Thoughts:

This book is a wonderful reminder that the women who live and work in prison are real people. It follows the lives of several main characters, both inmates and staff, through births, marriages, deaths, violence and heartbreak. 

I teared up when I lived with Kristen through not seeing her sons for most of their childhood, laughed at the strange happenings within prison walls, and cried at several different points.

I watched friendships form through insurmountable odds, and hurt when some of them didn't last. This story was amazing, heartfelt, and a very quick read (I really wanted it to be longer, because I was so attached to the characters!) I definitely recommend this book to women everywhere!

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About the Author
Kim Cano debut novel was A Widow Redefined, which tells the story of a young woman's journey through grief and the transformational power of friendship

Kim has also written two animal books: For Animal Lovers, a short story collection for kids ages 9 to 12 (also appeals to adult readers who are young at heart) 10% of the sale price is donated to the ASPCA® to help homeless pets.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.



1 Winner will receive $20 Amazon Giftcard - Open Worldwide 
1 Winner will receive a Signed Book from the author - Open US/CA
Ending on Thursday 3rd April at 11.59pm EST

Enter Below and Good Luck !!
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