Thursday, January 30, 2014

Review of Stress Free Kids by Lori Lite

bookstressfreekidsAbout the Book

Bedtime was a stressful time for Lori Lite’s children.  It took a demanding two hours to get her son to sleep and her daughter was dealing with night terrors. These stressors were making parenting hard for Lori. To help herself and her family, Lori started to practice stress management techniques throughout her day. The techniques worked so well for her that she started to incorporate these when she told her children bedtime stories. The result – her children followed along and fell asleep more easily and stayed asleep.
Children deal some of the same issues that adults deal with such as bullying, body image, and societal demands. These issues affect children more than they ever did in the past. Stress Free Kids gives parents the tools they need to help their children deal with life’s stresses.  Lori shares relaxation and breathing therapies and positive affirmatives to help children learn to lessen stress and anxiety as they deal with difficult circumstances.

My Take

As a single working mother, I know that when I am stressed so are my kids. I was able to take Lori’s book and relate it to some of my experiences.  I know that what I feel and how I respond affects my kids.  I now find myself more aware of my children copying my behavior and responses toward stressful situations and I am working to set a better example.  I appreciated the tips that were offered to parents and I also found great benefit in the approach Lori took to teaching my children how to emulate good habits and stress management.

About the Author

home2Lori Lite has created a line of books and CDs designed to help children, teens and adults to manage stress, lower anxiety levels and control anger.  For more about Lori and Stress Free Kids® , visit the Stress Free Kids®  website at

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Review of The Last Savanna by Mike Bond and Adventure Kit Giveaway

By Mike Bond
Mandevilla Press; January 15, 2014
$15.99; 253 pages
ISBN: 978-1-62704-008-2

Welcome to the January 2 BookTrib blog tour stop for Mike Bond’s The Last Savanna

Mike Bond is back in with his latest ecological thriller, The Last Savanna with Ian MacAdam, an ex-SAS officer,who joins a commando team to hunt down ivory poachers. Learning that the poachers have kidnapped archaeologist and Ian’s former love, Rebecca Hecht, Ian embarks on a quest to save Rebecca in a country torn by war, overpopulation and wildlife slaughter.

Mike Bond uses his own experiences pursuing elephant poachers in East Africa. In The Last Savanna, Mike Bond shares a personal journey through East Africa’s heartland, its people and animals and its beautiful deserts, savannas, and jungles.

Mike Bond is a bestselling author and an adviser to the US and foreign governments.  He is also a human rights and war correspondence, an award winning poet and internal energy expert. His books are often based on his own experiences in dangerous regions of the world. You can find more about Mike Bond at his website.

You can purchase The Last Savanna through Amazon, Barnes and Noble or other fine online book retailers. 

As part of The Last Savanna  blog tour, Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc. is giving away an Adventurer’s Kit. The Kit includes survival card multi-tool by Kikkerland, drawstring bags, utensils, fold-able cups, Coghlan’s fire starters and assorted camping items, water purification tablets, electrolyte tablets and more. 

Just leave a comment below with your email address if you are interested in winning the kit and I will pick on winner on January 9 through U.S. Addresses Only

I did not receive any compensation for this review. I did, however, receive a free copy for my review from Alissa Letkowski at Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc.