March 20, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Guy Erma and the Son of Empire: A Young Adult Sci-Fi Thriller Novel



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Guy Erma and the Son of Empire: A Young Adult Sci-Fi Thriller Novel



First off, I have to say, that is a really cool cover :)

I enjoyed this book very much, I took my time reading it, and for that, I apologize to the author for taking so long! I like to make sure I am getting every essence available from a book. I like to get lost in a story when I read. If something is distracting me, I have to stop, and begin again later.

Personally, I am angry against politics and corporate bigwigs, so this book was right up my alley. And I love reading young adult sci-fi and thrillers. I'm always keeping an eye out for great books for my older-teen son.

Ms. Melia has a great imagination, and the writing is very smooth and keeps you enthralled! Keep it up!


INFO:


This is an e-book

Do I trust you? Can I trust you?
 

Two boys as different as any two boys might be. 

Guy Erma has only one dream - to join the Dome Elite. An unregistered orphan, to gain his place Guy Erma must plead his case to Chart Segat, Commander of the Dome Elite. He must do whatever Chart says. 

Teodor, Prince of Freyne, is snatched from a life of privilege by militant borgs, vanguard of the Dome Elite. To survive he must plead his case to Chart Segat. He must do whatever Chart wants. 

Whatever Chart Segat wants... 

In a fast- paced tale, the boys paths are drawn to a crossroads a horrific planet-killer peril is revealed, and changes both their lives forever. 

The only question remains: “Do I trust you?” 

Reviews: 
"One of the most powerhouse imaginations I’ve encountered in sci-fi..." Dean C. Moore Love on the Run 

"Set in a world where fashion and fun hide treacherous politics and danger, Guy Erma and the Son of Empire will keep you enthralled." Sherrill NilsonKarda: Adalta Vol. 1.

A good old-fashioned political thriller - if you loved both Frank Herbert’s Dune and Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games - you will adore Guy Erma. 



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http://www.amazon.com/dp/b00mu5xpxc 


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PRODUCT REVIEW: BrightBulb Dimmable LED Bulb




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BrightBulb Dimmable LED Bulb




I've used this bulb for over a week now and I truly like it. It's in the main lamp I use when I first come into my front room, so I see it, and the results, every day. It has a nice radiance to it.


I had the Fluorescent (swirl-type) you see in the above photo and didn't really like those, plus now I am hearing they are dangerous. Luckily, that was the last one I had.




Here are two photos from my lamp I placed the bulb in. It gives off a very nice light and effect.







PRODUCT INFO:



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But many of the early LEDs had issues with buzzing, delayed brightness and more.

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Why Buy Bright Bulb LEDs Instead of Those Other Lights?

Dimmable
Compatible with all standard dimmers, these bulbs give you the full dimming functionality 
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Brilliant Instant-On Light
The most frequent comments from customers:
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PRODUCT REVIEW: 1000 Thread Count Luxury Soft Cotton Silky Sateen Sheet Set, Extra Deep Pocket, King



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1000 Thread Count Luxury Soft Cotton Silky Sateen Sheet Set, Extra Deep Pocket, King




I LOVE these sheets! I received two different sets to review, the others are flannel and will be in a new post. This company has very nice bed sheets! 

I received these in light brown and I was happy to see that they blend well with the various comforters I have.

I have to purchase larger sheets because of my thicker Craftmatic mattress, these have the deep pocket corners and fit great! They don't hold a strange smell of dye, they are very smooth and not scratchy, and the seams did not come loose when washing and drying, (I wash in cold water).

I will definitely keep this company in mind for future purchases.

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1000 Thread
100% Cotton, not Microfiber or Polyester



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PRODUCT REVIEW: Heavyweight 4-Piece Cotton Flannel Sheet Set, Queen



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Heavyweight 4-Piece Cotton Flannel Sheet Set - Queen




I LOVE these sheets! I received two different sets to review, the others are cotton and were in the previous post. This company has very nice bed sheets! 

I received these in a darker brown, in Queen, and they fit my thicker Craftmatic mattress very well!

Both sets' colors blend very well with my various comforters that I own.

These are flannel and are SOOO ultra soft and comfy, I can't wait to go back to bed! HAHA!!

They don't hold a strange smell of dye, they are very soft and not scratchy, and the seams did not come loose when washing and drying, (I wash in cold water).

I will definitely keep this company in mind for future purchases.

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Cotton
Heavyweight
QUEEN Size



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February 28, 2015

PRODUCT REVIEW: Ozeri Green Earth Frying Pan with Textured Ceramic Non-Stick Coating (100% PTFE and PFOA Free)

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Ozeri Green Earth Frying Pan with Textured Ceramic Non-Stick Coating  (100% PTFE and PFOA Free)



I am IN LOVE with this pan! It's smooth, it cooks EVENLY, and it washes FAST! Even when I didn't get back in the kitchen the other night to wash it, the next day it still cleaned up fast!




And it's so pretty! I know, I know; it's weird to say that about cookware... but seriously, ladies, we do love our nice-looking cookware, don't we? ;) Men will love this too! It's thick, tough, durable...




I am going to get more pieces in this line and give them all to my son who is majoring in culinary: he's going to have his own nice set now!



There are various sizes, this one is an 8-inch, my next one that's already on the way is the 10-inch smooth bottom!


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AMAZON:
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Utilizing GREBLON -- an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany, the Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is one of the world's first frying pans to achieve non-stick perfection while remaining absolutely free of PTFE, PFOA and other harmful chemicals. Conventional cookware and other ceramic cookware brands achieve their non-stick performance through a coating of PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene), a synthetic substance that has waxy properties. At very high temperatures, PTFE begins to decompose and release fumes which are documented to be lethal to birds and small pets, and which can be harmful to humans. In addition, traditional pans incorporating PTFE are often manufactured with the aid of PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid), which the EPA has classified as a 'persistent pollutant of the environment'. With the Green Earth Pan's GREBLON ceramic from Germany, even under high temperatures, no harmful toxic fumes are ever released into the environment. This is because the Green Earth Pan utilizes a 100% ceramic coating inspired by nature - not a laboratory. The Green Earth Pan's ceramic coating is completely free of PTFE and PFOA, and far more durable and scratch-resistant than other non-stick surfaces. With better non-stick properties, the Green Earth Pan allows you to saute, fry, bake, boil and braise with as little as half the amount of oil normally used, and cleaning is a breeze. The Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is made of the highest quality die-cast aluminum that allows for even cooking and fantastic browning without hot spots. It boasts a magnetized bottom for rapid heat transfer on induction stoves, and a heat resistant silicone coated handle. This version of the Green Earth Pan features a textured ceramic cooking surface. The elevations of the textured cooking surface create air pockets which distribute heat underneath food to enhance cooking performance. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. 




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PRODUCT REVIEW: Francois et Mimi 50oz Glass French Press



Francois et Mimi 50oz Glass French Press



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I've never used a Press but always wanted to!



My 18 yr old son loves stronger, bold-flavor coffee, where I am a Breakfast Blend-type of person (mild to medium coffee), so he was thrilled that we got this.




I used a glass so that you could see the final 'color' well.



We have both enjoyed using this. The recommended 4 Tbsp of coffee per 16 oz of water were right on the nose for me. Zach prefers 4-6 Tbsps of his stronger coffee depending on the time of day...


 (This calls for course-ground coffee, but regular worked fine for me, it's what I currently have.) 

You simply add your coffee grounds to the inside of the pot, then add your measured, very hot water. 
Let steep with lid on for 5 or more minutes. Grasp the handle with one hand and the plunger with the other... take your time to press down the plunger, not forcing it or being in a hurry. Then hold the lid with your opposite hand when pouring, just in case.
(All instructions are on the box)

Total time for 2 or more mugs of coffee? 5 minutes!!

This manner of producing coffee does leave a residue, not a clear coffee, so don't let that turn you off. If it does bother you, just re-strain the liquid through a cone filter into a new mug, taking care not to burn your fingers.

I added a scrap of green scrubby to my sink drain when rinsing out the grounds from the pot, then threw it away... and another time I simply wiped them out of the glass with a paper towel into the trashcan.

You can get yours on Amazon here:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KSRXUFM/


#GlassFrenchPress


  • Elegant Chrome Finish
  • Holds 1500ml, or 50oz
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Micro-Mesh Filter
  • Works great with coarse-ground coffee or tea leaves

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