Some Writers Weekly Giveaway – Free Copy of Shift River

Every Monday Some Writer’s hosts a giveaway, so bookmark this page and return each week to see what you can win. This week’s prize is a free copy of my novel, Shift River.

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Entering is easy. Simply leave a comment on this post, and I’ll choose three commenters to win. This is a digital copy of Shift River, so you must have an e-reader, smart phone, or tablet to read the book.

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Books & Blogs: My January Reading List

Part of my New Year’s Resolution is to read more. These are the books, magazines and blogs I’ll be reading this month. Leave a comment and let me know what you’re reading, and whether or not you have a title to recommend for next month.

Finish Veronica Roth’s Divergent

I started Divergent a while back, and then forgot about it. I ended up finishing two books before picking it back up. I plan to finish the first in the bestselling series this week.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resi...

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Donna Douglas (Elly May Clampett) Dead at 81

Another staple of my youth has left this world to entertain in another. Donna Douglas, who played Elly May Clampett on “The Beverly Hillbillies,” died of pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by friends and family members, so hopefully she went in peace.

When I was a kid, cartoons didn’t air all night long. Nick at Nite started at eight p.m. and aired classics, such as Mork & Mindy, Happy Days, Green Acres, and The Beverly Hillbillies...

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5 Beauty Lessons I Learned in 2014

2014 is the year I stopped doing things the way I’d always done them. I stopped wearing layers of cover-up, and opted for lightweight bronzers and moisturizers instead. I stopped wearing so much eye liner and shadow, and sometimes I even went sans makeup. It’s been a great year, but what has it taught me? The following are the beauty lessons I learned in 2014.

1. YouTube Tutorials are Addicting

I’ve been rather resistant to video...

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Amazon Kindle Top Ten Best Sellers of 2014

Amazon creates bestselling lists for all its products, including books. There’s bestselling lists dating back to 2007, and the site is already doing a to-date bestselling list for 2015. For the full list (100 books in total) click here.

1. The Fault in Our Stars by: John Green

I have not read The Fault in Our Stars…yet. It’s on my to-read list, and I’ll get around to it eventually. This novel, like many on this list, is now a major motion picture...

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Degree MotionSense Fresh Energy Dry Spray Anti-Perspirant Review #TryDry

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Degree’s calling their new line of dry spray deodorants a “new generation of protection.” Dry spray works like a solid deodorant, but goes on easier and offers “superior wetness and odor protection.” Overall, I really like this innovative new deodorant, but I have a few complaints about the packaging.

Disclaimer: I received this product free from Influenster in exchange for my honest review.

From the manufacturer:

“Degree MotionSense Fresh Energy Dry Spray Anti-Perspirant gives you s...

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Some Writers Weekly Giveaway – $10 Free Amazon Gift Card

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Every Monday Some Writer’s hosts a giveaway, so bookmark this page and return each week to see what you can win. This week’s prize is a free Amazon Gift Card valued at $10.

Entering this giveaway is incredibly easy – you simply need to visit our Facebook page and leave a comment. It’s that simple. There’s lots of opportunities for additional entries, but those are not mandatory.

Best of luck, and please remember that at least 25 entries must be received in order for this giveaway to b...

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Health and Beauty New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

It’s time to reflect on 2014’s beauty routine, and determine what worked and what didn’t. For me, 2014 was a great year. I finally conquered my acne, and came up with a cleansing routine that keeps me clearer for longer, and keeps those painful dermal pimples at bay. I did not meet my weight loss goals, but I did lose 25 pounds in 2014.

The following New Year’s Resolutions are far less lofty than my 2014 resolutions...

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Everything You Need to Know About Retinol

Are you ready to begin an anti-aging regimen? If so, it’s time to add retinol to your skin care regimen. The vitamin A derivative speeds up cell turnover and increases collagen production, which leads to smoother, more youthful skin. Read on to discover all retinol’s incredible features, as well as how you can use it to combat aging and treat your biggest skin concerns.

What is retinol?

Retinol goes by a lot of different names: Retin-A, retinoid, retinol and vitamin A derivative...

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good n natural retinol cream

I purchased this product with my own money.

Retinol goes by a lot of names (vitamin A, retinoid, etc.), and it has a lot of benefits. It can change your skin’s appearance. According to Oprah, retinoid is your skin’s “new best friend.” It unclogs pores, reduces fine lines by boosting collagen, clears acne, and evens out discoloration by speeding up cell turnover. Simply put: it’s a miracle in a jar (or bottle).

For these reasons, I knew it was time I started using a retinol (retinoid) p...

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