February 24, 2011

*** BOOK REVIEW: An Amish Christmas ***

Hardcover: 528 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Expanded edition (August 31, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1595548785
ISBN-13: 978-1595548788
Product Dimensions: 7 x 5.2 x 1.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

Book Description:
Enjoy this Amish Christmas bestseller with an additional new novella from romance author Kelly Long.
"Christmas Cradles" by Kelly Long -- When Anna Stolis takes over for her aunt, the local Amish midwife in Paradise, Christmas night heats up with multiple deliveries, three strangers' quilts, and the help from resourceful and strong Asa Lapp, whose job it is to get Anna through a dangerous blizzard to complete her midwifery rounds.
“A Miracle for Miriam” by Kathleen Fuller: This Christmas, Miriam must decide whether to guard herself or accept the love of a man who once broke her heart.
“A Choice to Forgive” by Beth Wiseman: Lydia, a widow who has given up on love, is shocked when Daniel-- a past love-- returns to the Order, and her life.
“One Child” by Barbara Cameron: This snowy Lancaster Christmas Eve will see two couples’ lives changed by the birth of one child.
Contributer Barbara Cameron is the author of fifteen novels and three nationally televised movies (HBO), as well as a recipient of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart.

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My Review:
Actually, I didn't know much about the Amish people and their lifestyles until I read this book. They live without electricity, without technology, TV, internet, etc. unlike the modern city people. They are against using them, but they are happy with this.
In "An Amish Christmas", which consists of four novellas written by different authors, you will find love of people as the main theme, but this love is told in a God-oriented and religious way through the light of Bible. The book tells how a good man should be: humble, grateful, faithful, nice, kind, patient, valuing inner beauty... Throughout the book, these virtues are emphasized.
Although the first three novellas were written by different authors, they have a common feature; the characters of the stories. The characters know each other. For example, when you read any novella, you realize that the main character is a relative or friend of the main character of the other novella. I found this very interesting.
When you read the book, you'll see that the core of the book is to believe in God to endure all the pains of life in any condition. Despite being not a very exciting and escapist book (except "One Child", where I was curious to know how the woman would survive the birth at home), and although it took a long time for me to read it, I generally like the characters inside.
In the book, there are some "different" words that the Amish people use, and at the beginning, you'll find a glossary for them. Also, at the end of the book, there are some delicious Amish recipes you can cook after reading this nice book.

My Favorite Quotes:
- She also knew that the Lord valued the heart, not the shell that protected it.
- For a few moments she lost herself in the past, a place she seldom chose to visit.

* Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com http://BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

February 19, 2011

*** REVIEW: EdenFantasys #2 ***

This post contains adult material with links to an adult site. Please go on reading at your own discretion.

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store

I love corsets! I'm a gothic metal singer and most gothic singers generally wear corsets on stage, video clips, etc. Actually I haven't had any yet, but I love looking at them and seeing how much they beautify a woman. If you would like to find a good one, EdenFantasys is your number one source for this. Check the picture below. You can wear this corset bustier even in your daily life or on a special day or as a lingerie. And every size is available! You can find any model and any color of corsets, bustiers with g-string and thong. The prices start from $22.99! We are woman and we need to pamper ourselves with a good and sexy piece of attire :)
Red satin and lace bustier - Bustier

* All the ideas and opinions expressed are my own. No monetary compensation was received for doing this post, however, I will be provided with a gift card.

February 18, 2011

Winner Redraw - Follower Love Giveaway Hop

I waited for 4 days, but the winner didn't respond:( So, the new winner is...

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February 17, 2011


Yesterday, I received this nice checkbook cover, which I won from Cookies and Clogs in Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway event. It can be used as a wallet as well.
ARV: $15

And also I received some freebies from Nivea in Turkey.

February 15, 2011

Winner Redraw - Bluegala (Again)

Pff, I'm sick of being have to choose a new winner again and again for this giveaway; I hope this is the final one. Although the company (Alight & Bluegala) agreed the giveaway to be open worldwide at the beginning, now they are telling me that they can't ship internationally. What a shame! So, they told me that I had to choose a US winner. But hey, this is a worldwide giveaway platform! My readers are from everywhere! I organize only INTERNATIONAL giveaways. If you can't keep your promise, then please don't agree on a giveaway. I'm very very sorry for this unfortunate situation. So the new winner is...

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Today, I received the beautiful goodies below. It consists of 2-piece coffee cups and an Oriflame dark red lipstick. I won them from a local giveaway in Turkey. I thank again the nice owner of that blog.

Also, I won the goodies below a while ago, but I couldn't find time to post about them. I won the 7-piece dessert plates, a hand&foot peeling with jojoba oil (I often use, so the bottle isn't full and it really softens my hands), and also a blue umbrella. I won all of them from local giveaways in Turkey.

February 14, 2011

Winner Redraw - Bluegala

As the company couldn't ship to the previous winner's address again, I have to choose another winner.

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Follower Love Giveaway Hop - WINNER

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Blogs with .com Extension - I have a problem :(

For about 1 week, I can't open some blogs which have .com extension. I wait for it to open, but in the end, I encounter an error message that the web page cannot be viewed (Error 101 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET): Unknown error). I tried firefox, internet explorer and chrome, but none of them worked. Do any of you have such a problem? What should I do to open these blogs? 1 week ago, I had no such problem :( If you have any idea to help me, I'd be grateful...

February 11, 2011

Pandora's Succession - WINNERS






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February 10, 2011

*** REVIEW: ***

I had the chance to review one of the t-shirts of The company is specialized in screen printing your personalized t-shirts, hooded tops, sweatshirts and workwear. They sent me a gray unisex t-shirt of their choice which has the print of their mascot on it. First of all, I washed the t-shirt in the washing machine to see if the print would be damaged or not. I saw that there was not much problem on it; only a small area of the print peeled. But it's a little thick print.
there is a problem with the size. I told them I was L, and they sent me a L, but unfortunately it's very large for me. If you order a t-shirt from them, please choose it a size smaller than your actual size. For example, if you normally wear XL, order it as L. I can wear it at home or as a nightgown in summer :D
The quality of the t-shirt is average. It's 90% cotton, 10% polyester preshrunk. But what I feel is that it's a rough cotton, not very soft, sorry :(

From the Company:
This is a silk-screen printed unisex T-shirt with our mascot monkey printed on the front. We have four sizes to give away - S, M, L and XL so please specify your choice. Color will be based on availability.

* I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

February 8, 2011

My First Blogiversary!
I completely forgot my first blogiversary here :( It was 3 days ago! How quick the year passes. But anyway, it's not too late :) So, we can celebrate it with a $5 Amazon GC which I give away in "Follower Love Giveaway Hop" organized by "I Am a Reader, Not a Writer". Don't forget to enter! It ends on February 13.


Yesterday, I received a copy of Emily the Strange: The Lost Days, which I won from What... more books a month ago. The book cover is very beautiful and I'm very curious to read it :)
ARV: $8

*** Follower Love Giveaway Hop *** (CLOSED)

Welcome to the Follower Love Giveaway Hop!
This hop was organized by I am a Reader, not a Writer.
Over 200 participating blogs are offering a book related giveaway and we are all linked up together so you can easily hop from one giveaway to another. The hop runs from Tuesday, February 8th to Sunday, February 13th. There is a linky at the end of this post. Don't forget to visit the other blogs to win nice prizes!

WIN IT: One winner will receive a $5 Amazon GC.

There is no mandatory entry. Do any of the below and leave separate comment for each.

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The contest will end on February 13, 2011 at midnight (Turkish time / EET). Open WORLDWIDE. Winner will be chosen by and notified via e-mail. The winner must respond within 48 hours or another one will be chosen.

* I am the sponsor of this giveaway. I will send you the GC code via e-mail.

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February 7, 2011

Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway - WINNERS




(After #200, the counter resets itself, so it looks like this.)




tearyeyedstars you must be very lucky! You swept half of the prizes! :)

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