Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Win a HAAN HS-20 Handheld Deluxe Personal Sanitizing Steam Cleaner

In recognition of Earth Day, HAAN® has compiled some startling statistics regarding household cleaners and their use in the home:

*Only 1% of toxins are required to be listed on labels, because companies classify their formulas as "trade secrets.” ~ Lorie Dwornick, researcher

*Within 26 seconds after exposure to chemicals such as cleaning products, traces of these chemicals can be found in every organ in the body. ~ Organic Consumers Association

*The toxic chemicals in household cleaners are three times more likely to cause cancer than air pollution. ~Environmental Protection Agency
*Women who work at home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than those who work away from home. The 15-year study concluded it was as a direct result of the much higher exposure rate to toxic chemicals in common household products. ~Toronto Indoor Air Conference

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

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Interview and My First Contest with Ruby Dominguez Author of "The Peruke Maker"

The author, Ruby Dominguez, is challenged by the conflicting complexities of the past and future. Undeterred, she strokes with pen the somber and bright hues of her visions.

THE PERUKE MAKER, inspired by true events, is a meticulously researched screenplay that is laced with relevance and substance. We follow the unforgettable spiritual and emotional journey of BRIDGET CANE, a stunning 17th Century woman and SARAH, a product of the 2lst Century who are inextricably bound together in a tenuous journey that comes full circle.

The banality of evil which pervades 17th Century Salem, Massachusetts is captured by the screenwriter with penetrating insight as we follow one young woman’s deadly encounter with the forces of Good and Evil. This compelling journey is deftly played against a storyline that has meaningful things to say about the inherent vulnerability of the human condition.

When did you first start writing?

AUTHOR: I have always dreamed to be on stage, the theater! I loved the instant gratification of the audiences’ reaction and mind you, I have not let go of that dream. My first ever realization that writing was an avenue that I may take on was when my high school teacher informed me that she has sent my short story titled “The Little Christmas Tree” to the school’s newsletter for print. Then later on after having my babies (three boys, as matter of fact) I found myself cooing to them with self made nursery rhymes, my favorite being “That Baby Little Lizard,” sang in an Elvis Presley kind of style.

What was your first published book?

AUTHOR: THE PERUKE MAKER – The Salem Witch Hunt Curse was my first book published. It is a compelling and suspenseful story that focuses on the infamous Salem Witch Hunt Curse, an ancient and evil practice which is unearthed from necromancy and violates the course of natural events in a modern day world.

Inspired by true events, The Peruke Maker is a well researched screenplay about the spiritual and emotional journeys of Bridget Cane, a stunning 17th century red haired beauty, and Sarah, a thoroughly 21st century woman. Their paths become inextricably bound across time and space as Thomas Cane’s vengeful curse continues to threaten the virtuous during this relentless quest for an avenger of innocent blood.

Like the book’s 21st century time traveler, Sarah, the author’s readers are introduced to this earlier, frightening world by the startling image of Bridget Cane, scantily clad, frozen in fear, her own imminent death portended by the Banshee’s bloodcurdling cries, set against the background of a witch hunt that has reached a feverish pitch in a society where the fear of sorcery and the devil is as real as God.
The story builds with heightened tension and conflict and fittingly ends in present day New York City when Sarah’s journey ultimately comes full circle as Michael’s love for her triumphs over the evil she must face in 17th century Salem. The suspense leading to her final redemption climaxes in a dramatic and magical act of rebirth which transcends the grave at the exact stroke of midnight on the Autumnal Equinox.
This is a beautiful illustration which captures the very essence of what this story is all about: love and forgiveness.

How many other books do you have out? and what are there names?

AUTHOR: I have three books out and available to avid readers to avail of. They are of course: THE PERUKE MAKER and ROMANCING THE CLADDAGH are horror/romance screenplay genre while IT’S OVER MICHAEL, BUT is a romance comedy screenplay genre.

What inspired you to write the The Peruke Maker?

AUTHOR: Strangely enough it chose me. Driven by a mystical dream I had after trying on a 100% hand-tied human hair wig that I purchased online in 2004, described to be “harvested from a reliable and youthful donor.”
I woke-up from the dream in shivers, seemingly reliving a dark history of a young woman’s horrifying fate named Bridget and her father’s (The Peruke Maker) vindictive quest for justice beyond the grave.

Eerily, I believed that in Salem, Massachusettes from three centuries ago, the Peruke Maker’s Shop lay hidden behind a forgotten and abandoned room of an old crematorium built-up with dust and cobwebs with a finished white wig still sits by the boarded up window to this day.

What are your honest thoughts on the Salem Witch Hunt and the Curse?

AUTHOR: Salem 17th century was a bizarre and deadly detour in American dark history. My research has unearthed among others the cruelest and inhuman means by which the victims were tortured at that time as reflected in the scenes of my screenplay.

It is appalling how human kind can be rubbed off of sympathy and sensitivity for others. It is these complexities of the past and present that has challenged me to write the stories I do and like a curse it shall haunt the future for an explanation, an understanding, seeking for justice, and begging to be told.

What will you be working on next or are you working on now?

AUTHOR: I am currently very involved in promoting THE PERUKE MAKER. However, I do have in the works the third curse of the trilogy titled, “The Red Dragon’s Triangle – Boudicca’s Curse.”

Where can we purchase your book/s?
AUTHOR: My book THE PERUKE MAKER – The Salem Witch Hunt Curse had received 5 star reviews from the likes of Amos Lassen, and a good script coverage from Lee Levinson. It is a compelling and suspenseful story that shall keep you at the edge of your seat. Please visit, and other 25,000 internet stores and grab a copy for your reading pleasure.


The author, Ruby Dominguez is challenged by the conflicting complexities of the past and future. Undeterred, she strokes with pen the somber and bright hues of her visions. She currently resides in San Francisco and works in the field of property management/leasing. She has been a recipient of the "Editor's Choice Award," by the National Library of Poetry in 1999 and 2007 for her published poems in the SHELTER OF SHADE. Visit her website at:, and blog at

Onto the Contest Ruby Dominguez sent me a Signed Copy of The Peruke Maker along with some Author Swag. One Winner takes all unless I reach say 50 followers by Deadline I will add a second Winner for a copy of The Peruke Maker only. Contest starts as of now and ENDS Janruary 31st.


You must be a follower to Enter, I will check.
You must leave a comment or question for Ruby or myself.
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Optional extra Entry:
Blog about this Interview and Contest don't forget to leave link in the comment section.

Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck to all who enter...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Review: The Cemetery Gates by Maryann Paige

Michael seeks redemption for his part in The Black Plague. He must battle his brother, Shane to save mankind and the woman they both love and Shane is not backing down. He will force Michael and others to help him fulfill the prophecy.

Cemetery Gates was a unique read with lots of action between the 2 brothers battling. It was also a little creepy the way the characters could morph into each other. It could sometimes be a little confusing. It was dpine chilling like actually watching a horror flick.

It was a little confusing trying to keep up with who Marisa was actually supposed to be with. 
All in all this was a good book and held my interest with all the action and suspense. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a little horror or creepiness in their reads. It really was a pretty good book.

I also want to say Thank you to Pump Up Your Book Promotions for supplying this book for review.

Review: The Peruke Maker by Ruby Dominguez

The Peruke Maker ( Based on True Events) takes place in two different centuries, first you have the 17th century New England and then the 21st Century and two women who's lives are intertwined with gruesome twist that will chill your spine and capture your interest.

First you have from the 17th century The Peruke Maker's daughter Bridgette a beautiful young girl with long flowing red hair who has been condemned as a witch. Then you have from the 21st century Sarah who due to a dreadful accident somehow connects with Bridgette.  Sarah begins to time travel between the present day and Bridget's time taking a front row seat to the Salem witch trials and the curse of Thomas Cane.

I enjoyed reading this not only because it is based on true events which i love but, also because it kept me on the edge of my seat. It has it's creepy moments but, was hard to put down once I got into it. Ultimately, this a story about love and forgiveness that I  recommend to anyone interested in a quick read relative to the Salem Witch Trials, curses and magic.  I give it 4 STARS.

Anyone interested in Winning a signed copy of The Peruke Maker for themselves should check out my earlier Interview with Ruby Dominguez for your chance to win it. Just go here and follow the simple rules and this interesting book could be yours.

I would like to Thank Pump up Your Book Promotions for supplying this book to me for review.

Contest Page

Parajunkee's 200 follower giveaway

You won't want to miss this awesome contest. Parajunkee is having a 200 follower contes with 2 winners so far but, will be adding more depending on # of followers. She already passed 300 followers. Here are the prizes.  Ends Dec. 30th

Books Up For Grabs:
Cat #1
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Fire by Kristin Cashore

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Cat #2
Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

Sins of the Flesh by Cardidad Pineiro

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

Lover Avenged by JR Ward

Parajunkee's 200 follower giveaway

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Single Titles

There’s a website that I visit every so often that I really like. It’s called and it’s a really reader friendly place. They review romance, mystery, thrillers, etc. About once a week they publish an author interview and there’s usually a book giveaway going on as well. Stop by when you get a chance.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Black Velvet Seductions

Black Velvet Seductions is giving away 50 free books and ebooks to readers of our free readers newsletter during the month of December! They also have ongoing weekly contests...