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13 12, 2016

Blog Tour: Killing It by Sheryl O’Loughlin

By | December 13th, 2016|Categories: Business & Investing, Entrepreneurship, Gift Ideas, Health, Mind, & Body, Non Fiction, Nonfiction, Self-Help|Tags: , , |4 Comments


killing it book coverPlease join Sheryl O’Loughlin, author of Killing It, as she tours the blogosphere with TLC Book Tours!

Reviewed by Holly Madison

In order to properly review this book, I should probably start with a tiny bit about myself. I am a self-made entrepreneur, and I started my business almost four years ago.

Back then, my husband and I were at an all time low. He had just been laid off, and we had exactly $220 in our bank account. One day, out of pure luck, I stumbled across a fantastic business opportunity and a chance to buy a bunch of left over fiber from a nearby farm. After a lot of convincing, I finally talked my husband into spending $200 to buy the entire stash of alpaca…convinced that I could prep it myself and sell it on Etsy to make money. That left us with $20 to live off of.

17 04, 2014

Review: Hibernate by Elizabeth Eslami

By | April 17th, 2014|Categories: Entrepreneurship, Literature & Fiction, Short Stories|Tags: |2 Comments


ESLAMI_-_HIBERNATE_COVER_JPGReviewed by Alisha Churbe

Hibernate is a collection of eleven rich short stories.  Each of these stories need a bit of time to marinate after they are read.  I tried to read two or even three in a single setting, but I found myself distracted by the story I had just read that it was too difficult to focus on a new story too quickly.  Short stories should very much stand on their own and demand singular attention.  Eslami has done a wonderful job of creating this emphasis, both in character and in the settings, in each of the stories that appear in this collection.

The title story, “Hibernators”, follows a young couple who are determined to embark upon new experiences.  They give up their ordinary life to head out on a new journey.  In “Victory Forge”, Eslami tells us a story of a

27 01, 2010

Review: Blast Off!: The Surefire Success Plan to Launch Your Dreams into Reality by Allison Maslan

By | January 27th, 2010|Categories: Entrepreneurship, Health, Mind, & Body, Motivation & Self-Improvement, Nonfiction, Self-Help|Tags: , , , |1 Comment


blastoff6Reviewed by Vera (Luxury Reading)

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Allison Maslan, author of “Blast Off!”. All opinions are 100% mine.

In her new book Blast Off!: The Surefire Success Plan to Launch Your Dreams into Reality, Allison Maslan uses her years of experience as a life coach, entrepreneur and homeopathic physician to teach readers how to overcome self-created roadblocks and live a life they can enjoy and love. Blast Off! is separated into sections to tackle various aspects of your life, from career and financial wealth to relationships and physical appearance. Along the way,