If you all are interested in a different type of zombie ( this novel is especially for those that don’t usually read zombies book). Then Check out Stained!!!. Here is the blurb:)
A swift outbreak changed Lin Matthew’s world forever.
A mysterious new student enrolled in Beaver High.
And a popular television show brought betrayal hence endangering Lin and his friends’ life.
A blog called “A Journey with Books” recently post a review of House Trap. Besides reading the actual review at that site you should also check it out in general: http://debasishray19.blogspot.in/ . Thanks again Debasish Ray Mohapatra for the post.
WARNING:- This review has a major spoiler and reveal the twist of House Trap.
The story started with a cool and chill night. Everyone was preparing themselves for the upcoming Christmas. A little boy, just 10 years old, named Nicolas was staring at the sky and imagining about those gifts he’d be going to get for this Christmas. But all of a sudden mishap happened in his house that night. Nicolas found both of his parents murdered inside the house.
After 30 years, the same scenario happened again. But this time it was about Rachel who went to Alicia’s house as a tutor and had to spend a night there which was against her decision. Alicia’s father was the inventor of house trap and a well renowned person for his invention. But that night unfortunately, Alicia’s parents were absent inside the house. Two intruders, one of them was Jay Alicia’s friend and another one was Scott entered to house for some money. They both killed Alicia and tried to kill Rachel and Alicia’s brother Nathan and little sister Amy.
But the story looked most interesting, when you will get to know that Alicia’s father was no other than Nicolas, a person who went through these incidents at his tender age and invented house trap for the safety purpose. Now his invention worked as curse for his family. As the house trap was activated no one was able to come outside of that house including murderers and innocent kids. And after finishing the story I am sure that the whole drama was with full of suspense and actions and also thrilled you.
For me: What I liked about this story was finally Rachel learnt a lesson about life, freedom and realized that family & friends are much more important than just a good college and a degree.
The story was well plotted just like sequences of picture frames and it was smooth and a well thrilled story. I enjoyed it.
Don’t forget to keep checking this blog for any further news on the sequel to House Trap titled Fiery Trap. Take care and I hope you come here again soon:) House Trap is available on amazon, barnes and noble, kobo, sony, and smashwords.
Read the full article at this link: http://shine.yahoo.com/work-money/dawn-loggins-homeless-abandoned-teen-heads-harvard-174300575.html
Lee Rhodes was just 32 when she was diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer, a nightmare for anyone but a particularly grim diagnosis for a mother of three small children. After a long, hard battle and many rounds of grueling chemotherapy, Rhodes not only beat cancer but came up with a dream of helping other cancer patients.
The dream began from Rhodes’ sick bed, moved to the garage of her Seattle home and has since evolved into a successful business called glassybaby.
A truly unique and inspiring enterprise, glassybaby not only employs scores of artisans in Seattle — over 50 glassblowers at last count — but also gives a big portion of its revenue to cancer-related charities, over $850,000 and counting.
Can you believe it? It’s been five years since i started this blog. I can’t believe how it turned out. I hope you all are having a blast reading this wonderful stories like i did posting it for you. I know out there somewhere it’s helping others with their businesses or perhaps other aspect of their life. I hope my blog will make it for another five years and more:). I hope my viewers as well are telling others that could use a bit of learning experience to come over to my blog. Five years!!! Wow, it is a celebration and i will continue doing what i’m doing. Finally i would like to thank all my viewers and those that follow me because you are the reason that i continue with my blog despite my busy, busy life. Happy birthday Writer and Happy Five Years Anniversary:) hope to post more great stories for many years to come. Ciao and have a great day viewers.
Susana Cabrera of Delicious Bite talks to CelebrityDialogue.com about her Hispanic food products that are catching the imagination and taste buds of the people all across.
CelebrityDialogue: Welcome Susana. Please tell us about your educational background.
Susana: I have a Law degree and a Masters in Corporate and Tax Law. Passionate, self and result driven multicultural Entrepreneur and Executive, with extensive domestic and international experience in general management, sales and marketing, business and product development, operations and finance.
CelebrityDialogue: What were you doing before starting the “Delicious Bite” brand?
Susana: I work for Corporate America, I have over 15 years of business experience with international and Fortune 500 companies. Confident of my entrepreneurial capabilities and strong business skills, I decided to pursue a life long dream of creating and growing my own business.
CelebrityDialogue: How and when did you start producing Delicious Bite products?
Susana:The idea was born in 2005 and since that point brand creation and product development started to take shape. Delicious Bite was legally incorporated at the end of 2006 and products started to be available at grocery retail stores/chains in 2007.
CelebrityDialogue: Tell us about some of the main products?
Susana: We specialize in frozen Latin American appetizers/meals, we currently have four (4) products under the Delicious Bite registered brand in the grocery retail market.
Our first and most popular product is our Tequenos (Bread Cheese Sticks), that are made with a unique artisan dough that is then used to wrap the delightful Hispanic White Cheese-Queso Blanco. When heated, the cheese keeps its unique creamy consistency and the Tequenos are crispy and delightful to the bite. Discover Tequenos, a one-of-a-kind Latin favorite.
Pandebono/Bread Cheese Rolls, are an excellent gluten-free bread alternative. They are a tasty blend of tapioca and corn starch, Hispanic white cheese and butter that creates a Latin favorite that’s sure to captivate your family and friends. Excellent for lunch, dinner, as a snack, or to accompany coffee, tea, or a hot cocoa.
Easy Dough/Artisan Dough Disc,for the famous empanadas, this is such a great product that your imagination is the limit, you simply choose the filling of your preference and you have a quick, easy and healthy meal.
Ready Dough/Lasagna Noodle, no precooking needed, pre-cut noodle sheets that save your time and make your lasagna preparation enjoyable.
CelebrityDialogue: What about the ingredients?
Susana: Our products are made with the best quality ingredients; our goal is to provide a healthy but tasty alternative, as I always say “a treat without the guilt”. There is no trans fat or artificial coloring in our products, we use only the freshest ingredients, as we want to make sure the whole family can enjoy the easy to prepare snack; appetizer or meal.
CelebrityDialogue: What was the primary motivation behind this idea?
Susana: The motivation was to bring the authentic Latin American/Hispanic flavor in a very appealing package, with gourmet quality, easy to understand by the American consumer, so that non-Hispanic and Hispanic consumers could enjoy the brand. We bring a brand to the market that is tasty and a healthy alternative, 100% made in the USA and at an affordable price.
I will also like to add that Delicious Bite is not only a brand, it is a Food Manufacturing company and we are creating job opportunities. The Manufacturing Industry has always been key in contributing to the economy’s recovery, as for every 8 jobs that are created in manufacturing 6 other jobs outside are generated.
CelebrityDialogue: What difficulties and challenges did you face initially?
Susana: Our biggest challenge has been brand recognition and marketing, as they get the products to be known to people. As a small company we have and continue to be very creative in order to build the brand. We do direct marketing at the stores where the products are available, offer coupons for next purchase, use Facebook, Twitter, local adds, participate in foods shows in the area, partner with local organizations, and most important the word of mouth. Our customers have been very supportive in spreading the word as they really enjoy the product and know that we are a small company with a great product making a difference in the community as we are creating job opportunities and bringing to the market excellent quality products.
CelebrityDialogue: How do you differentiate Delicious Bite from other competing brands?
Susana: Our biggest differentiator is that our brand brings the Hispanic cuisine in a package that is appealing and friendly. Our products are of gourmet quality and we provide a healthy alternative, so I believe the combination of all those factors makes Delicious Bite the brand of choice for the Hispanic appetite.
CelebrityDialogue: Which target market does your product cater to?
Susana: Our products cater from kids to adults. Kids love the flavor and it is a fun snack or meal alternative. Adults enjoy the fact that our products are easy and fast to prepare, and they can treat their families and entertain their friends as well. Our products are great for all occasions. We target the non-Hispanic and the Hispanic consumer that wants to enjoy a real treat without the guilt.
CelebrityDialogue: What is the distribution and delivery mechanism?
Susana: We currently have distribution in the North East and the South West Region through grocery retail stores, and we are growing rapidly into other regions.
We also serve restaurants, hotels, casinos and other food service customers whom we distribute directly or through food distributors.
CelebrityDialogue: How do you compare the pricing?
Susana: Our pricing is very affordable as our goal is that every family/consumer can enjoy our products. Compared with other similar products our brand (in quantity and quality) has the best price.
CelebrityDialogue: Which outlets or stores carry Delicious Bite products?
Susana: Delicious Bite products are available in over 1000 grocery stores in the USA. In the North East you can find our product in the frozen isle at: Giant Supermarkets, Stop and Shop Supermarkets, Shurfine Supermarkets, several small grocery stores in the New Jersey; Philadelphia, New York area.
In the South West our products are available in the frozen isle at: Fiesta Mart Supermarkets, Food Town Supermarkets, Foodorama Supermarkets, Elro , Rice Epicurean and growing.
CelebrityDialogue: How big is the production plant and where is it located?
Susana: Delicious Bite seats on a 17,000 sq/feet facility fully certified by FDA and Department of Agriculture, it is located in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.
CelebrityDialogue: Do you have any new and exciting business or expansion plans in the pipeline?
Susana: Absolutely, we have a very robust pipeline and in the next 3 month the brand will be available in 4 more grocery chains that have already approved our products. Three new products will be added to our product offerings in the coming month. Also, we are expanding our business by serving as the platform to bring other quality Hispanic/Latin American products to the USA market. Our goal is to become the leading company in the Hispanic appetite.
CelebrityDialogue: Why do you think those who haven’t tried Delicious Bite should go for it now?
Susana: Because our products are unique, tasty and we guarantee that once you try them they become part of your grocery list. But nothing is more powerful than a customer feedback like: “me and my family absolutley fell in LOVE with the cheese rolls….the sweet yet cheesesy rolls..OMG..they are a HAVE TO HAVE in our freezer…for snacks..for appetizers..and for side dishes…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!keep up the greAT food!!!”
CelebrityDialogue: Do you have anything else to say to our audience?
Susana: Yes, I will also like to highlight that even if we are a small company, for us, it is essential to contribute to supporting organizations which help families that are in need. For that purpose Delicious Bite donates, twice a year, products to the food banks so that these families can also enjoy a tasty treat that put a smile in their face for a better tomorrow.
Your audience are most welcome to visit our website at http://www.delicious-bite.com.
CelebrityDialogue: Thank you so much. It was a pleasure
Elohim Cleaning Contractors Inc. was born after Sirena Moore had a life changing conversation with her father Theodore Moore a union construction laborer at the time for over 15 years. Both Sirena Moore and Theodore Moore Sr. were employed at a very large construction project in Lansdale, PA where Theodore Moore worked as a laborer and Sirena Moore, a teenage mother, worked as an office administrator. There had always been conversations about starting a family business and after gaining access to the final cleaning portion of the contract where both individuals were employed the decision was made.
Theodore and Sirena noticed that a final cleaning contractor had been awarded a six figure contract to do work that Theodore and his crew had already completed. Both individuals saw an opportunity for a very valuable service within the industry. In 2002, about two years later Sirena began searching the internet to gain information about business planning and start-up resources. By this time, Sirena gained employment as a Financial Sales Assistant for a large investment firm. She made arrangements for a babysitter to care for her young twin daughters and sacrificed two nights out of the week to attend a business plan class offered by the Women’s Business Development Center in Philadelphia, PA. Meanwhile, Theodore Sr. and Jr. began accepting small debris removal projects. This was only the beginning. On June 19, 2002, five days before Sirena’s 21st birthday Theodore Moore Sr. made the appointment with the attorney and Elohim Cleaning Contractors was incorporated.
Although start-up was very difficult it was not impossible. The family put their heads together and made some very hard decisions. There was no start-up capital so the first employee was paid with Theodore’s unemployment check. Sirena did all administrative work, marketing materials, contracts, and more in the evening so that she could continue working full-time in order to provide for her twin daughters. Theodore Jr. assisted Theodore Sr. with all field duties. The office was Theodore Jr.’s bedroom at the family home. Having no start-up capital was not enough to stop what Elohim started. Elohim Cleaning Contractors has now surpassed the million dollar sales mark in under five years and the company is growing at a rapid pace. Elohim currently has no debts and no loans, and has managed to provide full-time employment for every officer and has employed as many as 61 minority men and women with very diverse backgrounds.
It has been said and proven that many businesses fail within the first five years of business. However, Elohim Cleaning Contractors has managed to make it past the five year point and business is soaring. The first few years were spent organizing and finding our niche within the market. Strategic and Operational Plans were put in place by Sirena to foster company growth. We expect sales to exceed $1.8 million in 2008. Thus far, sales revenues have been used to maintain payroll for ongoing projects, renovate current office space, purchase office equipment and acquire new and used equipment and vehicles for use at various job sites. Elohim has faced many obstacles that most small businesses face such as lack of working capital, unreliable employees, and general day to day administrative errors. However, we believe that proper planning and the favor of God have been the keys to success for Elohim Cleaning Contractors Inc.