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Holiday Contest and Sweeps is honored to work with ManBrands.Club to bring you their latest addition to their product line-up, their designer ties. I would like to thank the great

group of fellow blogs that are helping promote this amazing giveaway. One lucky winner will win the entire set of five ties.


We want to thank you for joining us while we are in the initial phases of ManBrands.Club Beta. ManBrands.Club is an exclusive resource for men and men’s fashion. We believe that everyday men have to walk a fine line between being bold and differentiating themselves yet maintaining a professional look. We want our affluent men to be able to convey themselves in a way that will meet the need to differentiate in the boardroom yet refined enough for a jaunt around town. That is why ManBrands.Club will be introducing our first line of apparel; the ManSock. Socks are a great way to demonstrate ones creativity, sophistication and charm. We don’t believe you need to be loudest in the room to foster positive attention; at least not verbally. Make your presence known without ever saying a word with your ManSocks.

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Dressing for success does not mean spending your hard earned money on audacious logos to demonstrate your prosperity. That is why ManBrands.Club is bringing you the ManSock well below big brand prices. We are utilizing the same composition and manufacturing techniques as top-end designers but between 40%-60% below their retail price. That doesn’t mean ManSocks are cheap, NOPE, because we understand they most certainly are not. There is a cost for producing luxurious, high-quality products; but as we grow we will remain focused on our core principles of product, price, and people. Our Company is based in the United States with American designers, thus ensuring we are innovative and forward thinking with ManBrands.Club products.

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Operation Nexus One: Preston W. Child & Matthew King

‘The Relic Hunters-Book 2′

On the island of Saint Kitts, divers’ disappearances are causing quite a stir. Many native islanders have theories. So does their government. But, when a child disappears, the situation takes on a life of it’s own. Something very disturbing is happening off the island’s coast.

Far from Saint Kitts, is Mark Lockhead. An archaeologist working on projects for the government, he usually operates on a mundane field. But, when an old friend begs him to help, he can’t say no. Upon hearing of the disappearances, Claude, known as the Professor, knows he must return to Saint Kitts. Begging Mark & Mark’s girlfriend, Kathy to accompany him, he tells them little of his reasoning. All he’ll offer is that he witnessed something as a young boy visiting the island which may hold the key to the disappearances.

I intentionally skipped Book 1 in the series due to it’s subject matter. I enjoy a good Holy Grail chase, but couldn’t plow through the unbiblical view the author created. Regardless, I jumped to Book 2.

I was intrigued by the plot. This particular Greek Myth isn’t often explored anymore. It had all the makings of an incredible adventure. In some aspects, it succeeded. The story surrounding Saint Kitts was well done. I wish the author had tunnel vision to stick with only that plot line. There was way too much information about the characters & their backgrounds. Too much time was wasted on scenes having nothing to do with the Saint Kitts plot.

It almost felt like the author kept changing his mind on the book’s direction, deleting, & trying again. I was drastically disappointed in the ending as well. I won’t go into it as it will spoil the book. Although it is the second in a series, I found it to be able to stand alone. There is a back story, developing from the first book, but readers should have no problem following along.

I am going to continue a bit with the series & hope it will improve. Fingers crossed that not every ending is a cliffhanger of sorts. I give it 3 stars.

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Flare-Up: Felicity Young

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By Felicity Young
Genre: Fiction / Crime
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

Outback murders, dodgy thieves, organised crime and arson – a small outback community is crackling with nerves, as Cam Fraser investigates.
Sergeant Cam Fraser’s letter of resignation is signed sealed but as yet undelivered. It’s sitting in the car when he travels out to help the wife of an old acquaintance with a bit of shearing. Rita’s husband Pizzle has gone missing so Cam is lending a hand, but there’s a stench around the shearing shed that he can’t ignore. What Cam finds when he searches inside will derail his plans for retirement and set a rural community — already on alert for an arsonist lighting bushfires — on edge.

Author Bio
Felicity was born in Germany and attended boarding school in the UK while her parents travelled the world with the British army. She thinks the long boring plane trips home played an important part in helping her to develop her creative imagination.
Felicity settled with her parents in Western Australia in 1976, became a nurse, married young and had three children. Not surprisingly, it took ten years to complete an Arts degree (English lit) at UWA.
In 1990 Felicity and her family moved to a small farm 40 kilometers NE of Perth where she established a Suffolk sheep stud, reared orphan kangaroos and embarked upon a life of crime writing.

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The Protocol: J. Robert Kennedy

‘A James Acton Thriller Book #1’
Conspiracy theory fans, get ready. ‘The Protocol’ will provide you with an entire new theory to consider.
Archaeology Professor James Acton makes the find of a lifetime in South America. Unfortunately, it’s a relic that’s desperately wanted by good & bad forces on almost every continent. To a regular pursuer of artifacts, it appears to be a beautifully crafted, yet innocent crystal skull. Those who know its full potential realize that it has the capabilities to topple governments & decimate the world as we know it. Whether or not it has physical powers remains to be seen. What is factual is that there are some very power people who will destroy anyone & anything in their way.
Acton goes from mild-mannered professor to the most wanted man in the world virtually overnight. Without knowing why the skull is in such high demand, he flees to the only person who can explain its worth’ Professor Laura Palmer in England. She’s made a career out of studying the history of these skulls. Several have been found over the years- some fake & some legit. Why this one is so important, no one is sure.
But, they need to find out fast- not only to discover the truth, but to stay alive.
Besides the US government, Scotland Yard, Special OPs soldiers, and a cryptic, millennia old sect are all trying to find Acton & his discovery. Can the Professors figure it all out & live to tell about it?

Pluses: I love archaeological mysteries. This one has a little something for all genres. Historical fiction fans will enjoy the background story of the skulls & the organizations surrounding them. Romance fans will enjoy the back & forth with the professors. Action/thriller readers will be pleased with the fast pace & explosive battles. The behind the scenes power brokers using people as pawns for their agendas isn’t a new subject in and of itself, but the relics used are a fresh take. This was definitely enjoyable.

Now for the cons. There are obviously areas of theology where the author & I disagree. He makes a few mentions of Christianity that are far from Bible-based. There’s also no shortage of violence & coarse language. There are definitely sections of the book that are lengthy without needing to be. Background is one thing. Repetition is a different thing altogether. Some points in the plot could have been easily consolidated to make the scene switches more streamlined.

That said, I would read more of the series & intend to at some point. I give this work 4 stars.

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Flex Core 8 Giveaway

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years of age to enter. There will be one winner in this giveaway.

Start Time and Date: 12:00 AM (EST) 3/12/16

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