May 27, 2016

Product Review: IAMS™ Dog Food (Smiley360)


Product: IAMS™ ProActive Health™ Adult MiniChunks
Brand: IAMS
Disclaimer: I received this product free with a discounted coupon that was sent to me for an honesty review. +Smiley360 Community
Description: IAMS Minichunks nourishes your active dog with essential nutrients and prebiotics for a healthy body inside and out—in a smaller-sized tasty kibble he’ll love.
Age Group: Adult
Your Smiley Kit contains:
  • IAMS™ Dog Food Full Value Coupon (redeemable at Dollar General) 
  • IAMS™ Dog Food Bowl 
  • Smiley Sharing Guide 
A healthy dog is a visibly happy dog. Try an IAMS™ diet and look for the visible difference that IAMS™quality food can make.



 They mean what they say. If you want a healthy dog, IAMS is a good brand for them. The brand deals with all age groups from puppy up to senior dogs. That's what I trust Iams Dog Food for my dog growing up from puppy to senior.

I liked that the fact that the packages are different colors for the different ages. That they make the product that is needed for that age in a dog. Making it important for the group like the adult dog may need something a senior does not need much of but is designed for that dog or puppy age bracket.

Yes, I would recommend this product to family and friends if that's what they are looking for with their dog or puppy.

I am not sure. I am only using the sample that got. It really depends on how well my dog enjoys it and would eat it. If it were worth it to buy it. I received this product for free with a coupon.
For more information about IAMS™ Dog Food check out their website.
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May 22, 2016

All that Glitters, a Gold Rush historical romance! by Lisa Flickinger

"A wonderfully unpredictable plotline!"
"All that Glitters was a beautifully written story that speaks of redemption and forgiveness."
"The author draws you in and keeps you engaged to the last page."

About the book:
The world has gone plum crazy over gold. Men and women alike would do almost anything to make their fortune. Leaving behind her family and a dying father, Ginny Connor follows the cunning Logan Harris up North to strike it rich. Twenty-year old Vivian Connor embarks on a cross-country chase to rescue her sister Ginny and they are both led into the chaos of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Meanwhile, Ben McCormack leaves his farm to retrieve his intended bride from a rowdy, tent town on the Alaskan coastline. Ben’s path inadvertently entwines with Vivian’s and he finds his heart tugging him in a different direction.

Danger and disappointment plague all their journeys to the far North. Will Vivian find her sister in time to return home to see their father? Can Ginny forgive herself for the decisions she's made? Will Ben find the lifelong love he searches for? When the world listens only to the call of gold, redemption and love become scarce treasures.


Chat with the author:

How do you connect with God best? 
I love listening to the Lord speak into my heart during worship.

Which Christian author has influenced you the most? 
I have been a fan of Allison Pittman’s work for years. Even more amazing, The Christian Communicator assigned my novel All That Glitters to her for editorial. Her encouragement and insight helped me develop as a writer and take the leap toward publication.

Are your books only for Christians or would other people also enjoy them? 
My books definitely embrace a Christian worldview; however, the settings and characters are memorable enough for anyone who enjoys a good read.

About the author:

Lisa Flickinger lives in the shadow of the Rockies with her husband Matthew and their dog Zeke. When not writing or reading, you will find her combing antique shops, walking in the woods, or sipping a latte with friends. All That Glitters fulfills the lifelong dream of sharing the characters in her head with you, dear reader. Enjoy!

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May 20, 2016

Book Tour: The Berlin Package by Peter Riva

Book Title: The Berlin Package
Author: Peter Riva
Interview: Peter Riva Interview
Catagory: Adult Fiction
Genre: Crime / Detective, Thriller, Mystery, Berlin, Europe, Adult Fiction
Publisher: Yucca Publishing / Skyhorse Publishing
Pub Date: April 26, 2016 (320 Pages, Paperback)
Disclaimer: I received this book free from +Laura Fabiani iRead Book Tours & +PeterRiva & from the publisher for a book Tour & honesty review
Description: Film producer Pero Baltazar thought he was taking a Berlin filming assignment. He needed the work, needed to get back in the saddle after fighting off a life-threatening experience in East Africa—alShabaab had attacked his crew, intent on a much larger terrorist attack. Suddenly he finds himself under orders from his part-time employers at the State Department and the CIA when he is handed a mysterious package. It’s an assignment he doesn't want. The problem is, it’s a job contracted by mysterious patrons who are prepared to kill him if he doesn't deliver.

Pero—now in far too deep—turns to friends, old and new, to help him unravel the mystery of the package, uncover connections to Nazi concentration camp gold recently sold by the US Treasury, and thwart the ex–Stasi chief, now head of a powerful banking group.

In this fast-paced sequel to Murder on Safari, Pero calls on Mbuno, his friend and East African safari guide, to anticipate the moves of his enemies as if they were animals—dangerous vermin—who have kidnapped both the film star and director. Mbuno’s tracking skills may keep them from getting killed—provided Pero can rope in more help and keep the CIA at bay.

Exhilarating and expertly crafted, The Berlin Package (Yucca Publishing; April 2016) is a gripping, page-turning thriller set in post–German reunification Europe.

Pero asked for a filming job and wants to get back in the saddle after what happen the last time. He asks that we work with Heep. He got his wish.

On the plane with Ambassador. He figures out a plane problem. He was on his way to Berlin when it occurs. Once Pero lands at the airport he gets a mysterious package.

CIA and the State Department want him to read a packet. He did not get a packet. Now he is in a job he does not want. He got to protect his friends and family and now a movie star.

A station is missing and someone is after Peru and his crew and want the package delivered to him. Pero want to find out why they want it and what they might want to do with it.

Peter Riva does it once again that you want to turn the pages until you find out. Every page is an adventure as you turn the page. You wonder if Pero and his friends will survive or end up dead. Can Pero and Mubro and his new and old friends help rescued Heep and a film star?

Peter Riva has spent many months over 30 years travelling throughout Africa and Europe. Much of this time was spent with the legendary guides for East African hunters and adventurers. He created a TV series in 1995 called Wild Things for Paramount. Passing on the fables, true tales, and insider knowledge of these last reserves of true wildlife is his passion. Nonetheless, his job for over forty years has been working as a literary agent. In his spare time, Riva writes science fiction and African adventure books. He lives in Gila, New Mexico.

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May 19, 2016

Share Healthy Baby Home Party Host Application!


What is a Healthy Baby Home Party? 

Seventh Generation's home parties are powered by people like you who are focused on creating a healthy environment for the next generation. Developed with input from non-profit partner, Healthy Child Healthy World, they are a great way to get together with friends, share helpful information, and make an impact!
Healthy Baby Home Party kits are provided to all selected hosts and are filled with educational info about our environment, helpful tips, a fun game, and samples and coupons from Seventh Generation and other favorite family-friendly brands like bobble, American Meadows and Zarbee's Naturals.

What is the Application Process?
  • Sign up at to join the Generation Good community, or log in if already a member.
  • Accept the Healthy Baby Home Party Application offer on your Generation Good dashboard and complete the application.
  • Applicants will be notified by mid-June if they have been selected to host a party, via an email to the email address assigned to their Generation Good member profile.
  • All selected applicants will then need to confirm their participation by accepting the Healthy Baby Home Party Mission in Generation Good and confirming their shipping address.
  • Hosting spots are open to US residents only at this time. Canadian parties are planned for later in 2016!
  • Full terms and conditions are available within Generation Good in the "Healthy Baby Home Party Application" offer.

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May 12, 2016

Interview around the Globe with Peter Riva

Let welcome to our latest and newest member to our list of authors. Let welcome Peter Riva to Nighttime Reading Center. He here on a book tour. He is stopping by here on May 12 and 20. I work with +Laura Fabiani iRead Book Tours and me happily learn about him books and giveaway.

I got the chance to read his book "Murder on Safari" and "The Berlin Package". It was an adventure. I would suggest that you read my reviews for "Murder on Safari", and "The Berlin Package". You got a chance to win a  - Win 1 of 5 sets of print copies of Murder on Safari and The Berlin Package and 1 of 2 $25 Amazon gift cards (open internationally). Enter his giveaway

Let read his Bio and then go to his interview. #Interviews,#Interviewsaroundtheglobe#NRC#Giveaways,  #bookreview, #adventure, #adultfiction #thriller #crime and @iReadBookTours

Author Heather Siegel at Nighttime Reading Center
Peter Riva has worked for more than thirty years with the leaders in aerospace and space exploration. His daytime job for more than forty years has been as a literary agent. He resides in New York City.
Connect with the author: Website Twitter Facebook
Nighttime Reading Center Interview, Author Interview

Describe your book in 20 words or less.

A desperate attempt to thwart a decades-old Nazi plot ropes a TV producer into reluctant hero mode once again.

Where or how did you come up with the idea for your story?

I learned that the nuclear fuel rods coming out of Russian reactors are so dangerous that they are never really measured/treated before they are stored (safely) away. They are no good for making efficient bombs… but could be used from really dirty bombs. If one could swap something in their place… frightening thought. I learned that the same day I heard that the Swiss are still trying to clean up the hundred years of using radium for watch faces’ illumination.

How important are names to you in your book(s)? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you use any resources in assisting you to choose the names?

I am afraid that I know too many people whose names I liberally swipe, modify or borrow. Choosing a name seems, to me, to be less about what sounds right as to what reads right (to the reader’s mind’s eye).

Which of your characters (in this book) is your favorite and Why? Two of them – one from by previous book, Mbuno who is based on a man known to East Africa as perhaps the last great hunting guide and the tales he told me of his father (a famous Waliangulu hunter). The other is Silke – a woman scientist and inventor. She is based on two people in real life, one the daughter of a murdered journalist and a woman scientist at MIT. Coupling the talent with a vulnerability, allowed me to show compassion and perfection in one person vital to the success of the outcome.

Was there a certain scene in this book that was harder for you to write than others?

Yes, the super glue repairs after the stabbing. I had to do that to myself twice – not from a stabbing but accidents when I was far away from a hospital. Memories are not always fun.

If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?

Well, Brad Pitt was the actor hero. Pero would probably be someone like a Glenn Ford, always a little angry and self-doubting. Maximillian Schell would have to be coerced to play the Stasi leader (he would not have wanted to – against his real nature). Giraffe would be Jeff Daniels. Emily Mortimer could be Silke (she has the languages down pat). Lion? Jean Reno.

What was your favorite part to write and why?

I think, if I am honest, the “grand tour” of a part of Europe I am very familiar with was like a mini vacation, seeing old friends and places. I love Paris, Geneva, Berlin, the Alps (especially Gstaad and Saanen) and the trains… god yes, the trains. European trains are the single technological thing we Americans are not even in the same league with – and that is really wrong.

Just as your book(s) inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write? (Alternate Q: If you didn't like writing books, what would you do for a living?)
This book especially owes thanks to John le Carre, Gavin Lyall, Douglas Reeman and Alistair MacLean. If you even begin to like this book, you will love anything those gentlemen write, Anything!

What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors?

Hemingway said it best, “Writing is rewriting.” Yes, you need to ask qualified friends and colleagues to read and critique your work, yes you need to read your work out loud (it always changes everything) but more than anything you need to be prepared to scrap whole passages and rewrite until it works (at least for you).

Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad? Do you have any advice on how to deal with the bad?

Analysis of what is bad as a review can actually help. Either the reviewer never read the book but prejudged it (example? The NY Times first review of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - said the author was a misogynist! Hahahahhaha…) OR the reviewer has constructive criticism which you can use later (but not necessarily respond to) OR the review is a puff piece for the reviewer (in which case you should simply avoid any contact).

What are you working on now? What is your next project?

I am constructing a sequel to The Berlin Package – back in Africa when Mbuno needs help – Burundi and ethnic cleansing.

Bonus Question: Characters often find themselves in situations they aren't sure they can get themselves out of. When was the last time you found yourself in a situation that was hard to get out of and what did you do?

As any businessman or woman will tell you, business often presents situations where you need to either give in and be miserable or simply refuse to go forward. Life is short. You are doing no one a favor by doing something or being trapped in a situation where your contribution will be worth little.

Thank you for stopping by Nighttime Reading Center, Peter Riva. I hope to see you around here. I hope you stop by once in awhile. I love your books.

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Murder on Safari by Peter Riva

Book Title: Murder on Safari
Author: Peter Riva
Interview: Peter Riva Interview
Category:  Adult Fiction
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Nairobi, Kenya, Adventure, Crime / Detective, Africa
Publisher: Yucca Publishing
Pub Date: April 28, 2015 (352 Pages, Paperback)
Disclaimer: I received this book free with The Berlin Package from +Laura Fabiani iRead Book Tours & from the Publisher for a book Tour and honesty review
Description: Only a reality TV producer and an expert safari guide can stop a terrorist attack.

Every adventure starts at the fringes of civilization. For expert safari guide Mbuno and wildlife television producer Pero Baltazar, filming in the wild of East Africa should have been a return to the adventure they always loved. This time they’d be filming soaring vultures in northern Kenya and giant sea crocodiles in Tanzania with Mary, the daughter of the world’s top television evangelist, the very reverend Jimmy Threte.

But when a terrorist cell places them in the crosshairs, there is suddenly no escape and they must put their filming aside and combine all their talents to thwart an all-out al-Shabaab terrorist attack on Jimmy Threte’s Christian gathering of hundreds of thousands in Nairobi, Kenya.

Pero is sent to film some wildlife. When they get there and settle for the first night. They plan for a photo shoot in the morning. Things start to get interesting once a truck appears and Pero and Mbuno. They start to run.

A terrorist cell intercepts them. When they find that Simon as landed and is already dead. They start to wonder who killed him. Why are they after Pero and his film crew?

I really like this book by Peter Riva has I feel I was part of the story and he captured my interest as to what will happen to Pero and his crew. I have become fond of Pero and Mbuno and Heep. He does a wonderful job and you just want to keep reading. His book is a page turner.

It got to twist and turns and surprises on the every page. You may think you know you found the person, but it gets weirder and stranger. The adventure gets more interesting and excited. Can they save Jimmy Threte and Mary and the thousand of Kenyans? Will they stop the terrorist attack?

Peter Riva has spent many months over 30 years travelling throughout Africa and Europe. Much of this time was spent with the legendary guides for East African hunters and adventurers. He created a TV series in 1995 called Wild Things for Paramount. Passing on the fables, true tales, and insider knowledge of these last reserves of true wildlife is his passion. Nonetheless, his job for over forty years has been working as a literary agent. In his spare time, Riva writes science fiction and African adventure books. He lives in Gila, New Mexico.

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