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The Shift in Theaters December 1st! Free Tickets Giveaway (72 Hours Only)!

Starring Sean Astin (The Goonies, Rudy, The Lord of the Rings), Neal McDonough (Band of Brothers), and Elizabeth Tabish (The Chosen), dystopian sci-fi thriller The Shift is coming to the theaters on December 1st. Learn about the film and enter to win a pair of tickets to watch it in a theater near you!


In The Shift, a dystopian drama and sci-fi thriller, one man is faced with infinite worlds and impossible choices. When Kevin Garner meets a nefarious adversary known as The Benefactor and refuses his offer of wealth and power, he must escape an alternate totalitarian reality. With survival on the line, Kevin fights to make it back to the world he knows and the woman he loves.

My Review:

Full of action and suspense, The Shift is a heart-pounding and thought-provoking movie about love, family, faith, and freedom. Kevin's ceaseless attempt to shift from the dystopian world he gets trapped in to the parallel dimension where he can reunite with his wife prompts the viewers to imagine all the possible alternate realities they could be faced with if they were given the opportunity to make a different choice about some crucial life events. The story urges us to reflect upon what matters most in life and warns us against the danger of pursuing power and wealth at the expense of integrity, freedom and connection with loved ones. Meanwhile, it gives us hope for the bright side and encourages us to follow our conscience to do the right thing.

Visit the official website to learn more about this highly emotional film. Buy tickets here today to see The Shift in theaters starting December 1st! You may also pay it forward by purchasing tickets for someone in need.

Art by Marin Blog Tour: Review and Prize Pack Giveaway

Art is an expression. Art is a talent. Art is also the name of award-winning author-illustrator Marin Darmonkow's latest book. Get a glimpse of this one-of-a-kind picture book and enter to win a signed hardcover copy along with $50 PayPal cash!

My Review:

Set in a fictional kingdom, Art tells a compelling story about an amazingly gifted autistic circus artist Art and his sidekick, an old plush teddy bear. The duo magically disappears after their last performance, leaving behind a folder filled with Art's artwork. As we flip through the wordless drawings, we watch Art play music, practice before the show, perform acrobatic stunts defying gravity, and wow his royal audience.

Aside from a brief introductory passage, the story with two non-verbal main characters is told solely through illustrations that showcase Art's incredible artistic talent as well as his passion for performing on stage. With Art in the spotlight and the royals dimmed in the background, the author utilizes the high contrast between light and shadow to accentuate how the artist shines on the stage like a crownless king. While its art style leaves considerable room for interpretation, the book invites young readers to tell the story in their own words and to enrich it with their own imagination.

Creative and inspiring, this unique book celebrates the unspeakable charm of an autistic artist while encouraging everyone to tap into their potential and "DO WHAT YOU DREAM."

About the Book:

34 Pages | Publisher: Fontreal
ISBN-13: 9781989661215

Art is autistic and artistic.

Art has just one friend – his teddy bear.

Art does not speak, but he makes art. Art that dismisses gravity.

The publication crowns the artist and turns royalty into a mere audience. The sophisticated illustrations inspire readers to express their emotions, verbalize their feelings, and create their own stories.

Purchase Link: Amazon

Maya's Tiny Warriors Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

How do you cheer up a sick child? How about a story showing how our immune system is wired to fight off invading germs? Let me introduce Maya's Tiny Warriors written by young author Manasi Vegesna. Enter to win a signed copy!

About the Book:

Book Title: Maya's Tiny Warriors by Manasi Vegesna
Category: Children's Fiction (ages 4 to 8), 32 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Manasi Vegesna
Release date: Oct 2023
Content Rating: G. Suitable for everyone.

On the first day of school, Maya wakes up with a terrible flu. As she sneezes, coughs, and burns up with a fever, she can’t quite understand why she is sick. And why isn’t she getting better?

Thankfully for her, there are tiny warriors in her body that are battling for her well-being. Follow these warriors as they fight to keep Maya safe in this epic showdown between the immune system and the flu.

For ages 4-8, this book is perfect for young kids learning how their body works. By accompanying Maya’s warriors on their journey, readers will better understand their immune systems and illnesses.

My Review:

Maya's Tiny Warriors is an interesting and informative picture book about what goes on inside the human body when someone gets sick. Maya looks forward to her first day of school, but wakes up only to find herself feeling out of sorts and even losing appetite for her favorite food. It turns out that she's got a high fever and has to stay home and rest in bed. As the poor girl worries about not being able to get better, the tiny warriors in her body, also known as immune cells, are busy at war with the culprits causing her misery. Who will prevail?

By juxtaposing Maya's flu symptoms with her immune cells' actions, the book offers a fun and intuitive way to learn about how the immune system works inside one's body, along with the division of labor among different types of cells. The analogy between immune cells and warriors of an army in various capacities actively defending the body against intrusions and attacks is vivid and to the point. Scientific terms are highlighted in different colors to help young readers take note and keep in mind. The funny illustrations make the story more engaging and exciting as the readers root for the courageous and dutiful tiny warriors. Furthermore, knowledge about the immune system may boost a child's confidence in her ability to conquer an illness and get well.

Besides being a comfort read for an unwell child, this book may even pique your little one's interest in biology and medicine!

Buy the Book: Amazon | B&N
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The Dolphin Dentist: No Sharks Allowed Blog Tour: Review and Prize Pack Giveaway

Oral hygiene is vital for one's overall health. Besides daily brushing and flossing, it also includes routine checkup and cleaning at a dentist's office. But a visit to the dentist may sound scary to some, like Flossy in The Dolphin Dentist: No Sharks Allowed. Check out the latest addition to award-winning author Cheryl DaVeiga's Biff Bam Booza collection and enter to win all five books in the collection!

About the Book:

Book Title: The Dolphin Dentist: No Sharks Allowed by Cheryl DaVeiga
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 44 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Waterhole Productions LLC
Release date: November 1, 2023
Tour dates: Nov 20 to Dec 8, 2023
Content Rating: G. This children's book is for everyone.

A “Fin-tastic” adventure Like No Other!

Fearless Flossy, a mighty great white shark, has a secret—she’s terrified of going to the dentist. Dr. Dribble, the big-hearted dolphin dentist, has a jaw-dropping fear of his own, and a strict “No Sharks Allowed” policy. When Fearless Flossy makes an unannounced visit to Dr. Dribble’s office, it’s the start of an underwater adventure like no other! This ‘fin-tastic’ story is must-read for kids and parents alike. Young readers will be immersed in a tale of courage, compassion, and conquering fear, while giggling and cheering for these unlikely friends along the way.

Dive in with a big Biff Bam Booza smile.

My Review:

Addressing children's fear about going to the dentist as well as fear in general, The Dolphin Dentist tells an amusing and educational tale about kindness, courage and making positive changes. Known as the Queen of the Seas, Fearless Flossy Fin is afraid of nothing except for going to the dentist. All the screeching sounds and pointy tools there are just too much for her. But when Flossy's 300 teeth get unbearably filthy, stinky, and crooked due to lack of proper care, she has no choice but to follow Mama Fin to see Dr. Dribble, the dolphin dentist who, terrified of sharks, first refuses to show up and then scares Flossy away with some awful lies. Will the doctor reconsider his "No Sharks Allowed" policy? Will the great white shark regain her queen title with great white teeth?

The book cleverly combines humorous language and quirky visuals to draw young readers into this imaginative story with relatable scenarios and perky characters. The underwater world becomes closely connected to the human world through such delightful wordplay like fin-tastic, fin-ternet, and five-starfish rating. The funny, expressive illustrations provide plenty of delicious details that are worth savoring. Kids get to familiarize themselves with what to expect during a dental visit and what to do to improve oral health, while having a good laugh over Flossy and Dr. Dribble. Moreover, they are encouraged to face their worst fear, to correct their wrongs, and to treat others with kindness and fairness.

Whether your little ones love their dentists or not, they'll sure enjoy reading The Dolphin Dentist and be motivated to take better care of their pearly whites.

Buy the Book: Biff Bam Booza | Amazon
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