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A Wicked Kind Of Dark

Author Jonathan K. Benton

Jonathan Benton always wanted to write books, having won first place in a short story competition when he was ten. Inspired by writes such as Ray Bradbury and Stephen King, Jonathan first discovered the crossover genre of literary/fantasy while reading Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Jonathan grew up in New Zealand, dreaming of travelling to London and finally making the pilgrimage in his mid-twenties. Returning from England, he settled in Australia, the country he now calls home, and decided to take his writing seriously.


A Wicked Kind of Dark

Robert Duncan no longer believes in magic. A mysterious call about a blood moon, however, leads him back to the magical world of his childhood and to Luthien, the beautiful girl with flame-coloured hair, who he loved and lost.

As Robert unravels the secrets of his childhood, darkness enters his life and an ancient evil awakens. To have any chance of defeating the dark forces that would destroy two worlds, Robert must find Luthien before the rise of the blood moon. He must, once more, believe in magic …

A Wicked Kind of Dark mixes vast and spectacular fantasy landscapes with gritty urban reality. A must-read for people of all ages who believe in the power of imagination, and the importance of never losing touch with your inner child.

Originally posted 2013-08-06 22:16:15.

Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios Review

Duff Product Review & Giveaway Ends August 15, 2012

I could probably do two reviews out of these fabulous products, but then you might only read one and you have to read about all three!  I had the pleasure of testing 2 8″ baking pans, Duff’s Tie-Dye Cake Mix, and Duff’s Cream Cheese Ready to Serve Frosting.  Amazing quality!  You will love them!  I’m gonna break it down a bit to give you a clear review of each product!

Company Description & My Thoughts

The Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios line of bakeware and cake decorating products was designed by celebrity bad-boy-of-baking and star of Food Network’s Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman to let everyday bakers “unleash their inner artist” and easily create masterpiece cakes of their own at home. The line offers a trend-forward, high-quality collection of products never before available outside of professional bakeries, including such fun items as: edible spray cake graffiti; zebra striped and tie-dye cake mixes; cake tattoos; and an airbrush machine to create amazing edible special effects.

Let me start off by saying, if you go to a professional kitchen, you are quite unlikely to find the typical non-stick cake pans you’ll find at your local mass marketing store.  They just aren’t durable and don’t hold up to the wear and tare of a professional kitchen.  Ever ask yourself why it is we buy stuff that we will have to replace sooner than later?  I once thought it was just too expensive, however after doing my homework, checking out restaurant supply stores, and sites like the one by Gartner Studios, I’ve realized that I was wrong!  They aren’t more expensive and they tend to last longer!  Next time you need to buy a new pan, I highly suggest checking out the collection here!   The pans made perfectly identical layers, which is super amazing as I was the ‘chef’.  LOL

I received two 8″ round pans made of heavyweight aluminum.  The pans are super easy to clean (plus you don’t have to worry about scratching off the non-stick because there is none), takes just a few minutes to wash them out and you are done.  However, they aren’t dishwasher safe.  *Never put aluminum baking stuff in the dishwasher!*  Aluminum is great because it distributes the heat evenly and won’t warp.  I’ve read that aluminum isn’t all that great because they will stain easily, but honestly I haven’t had that issue.  In my experience, once the cake has been dumped out, run water in it and wipe it out with a wet rag and it’s done.  Obviously, if you wait til everything hardens, it will be harder to remove…  But then I think that’s common sense!

Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios Tie-Dye Cake Mix 
Experience a wild explosion of color with Duff’s “far-out” Tie-Dye Cake Mix. Blow your friends’ minds with this psychedelic cake! Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios’Premium Cake Mixes use low protein, low gluten flour, which makes for a lighter, fluffier cake. Top your cake with Duff’s flavorful fondant to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Available at select Walmart and Michaels stores, and www.duff.com
We LOVED the cake mix!  The end result for us wasn’t quite as pretty as it could have been, but then that is a baker fault, it’s not due to the mix!  The directions were very easy to understand and very easy to complete.  It took a little more time, as you have to get the various colors separated and dyed, but it was very simple.  They didn’t leave any room for questions in the directions, which is always a great thing!
The only thing that we had a problem with is the amount of moisture in the cake.  The cake was SO incredibly moist that it literally fell apart.  That one made it hard for a layered cake.  That didn’t stop us from chowing down though, we ate the cake in two days….  I’m a little ashamed to admit that one…
Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios Cream Cheese Ready to Serve Frosting  
Looking for the most flavorful way to top your cake? Reach for the most delicious, easily spreadable frosting available, from the Duff Goldman byGartner Studios collection. Delicious flavors include: Cream Cheese; Fudge; Chocolate; and White. Available at select Walmart stores, and www.duff.com
AAAAAaah, the icing…  If you like cream cheese, you will be addicted to this icing!  It’s one of those icings that you want to lick the inside of the icing canister…  You can’t help but love it!  I didn’t look at the calories on it, mainly due to the fact that after one taste I was compelled repeatedly to sneak a taste of it!
Overall, I’m loving the Duff Golman line by Gartner Studios!  I had a little problem with the top wanting to fly off the bottom layer, I’m not sure if that was an icing issue or due to the excess moisture in the cake.  Not many negatives.  Amazing prices, great product.  This one is a must have!

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Originally posted 2013-08-01 08:01:37.

Seasonal Support Giveaway Ends March 26

I don’t know about your house, but around here it seems that we’ve all been sick, whether it be the flu or allergies or just feeling icky!  I am loving the sound of this and definitely think it might save me from these stupid allergies!  I do have to say, I didn’t have this crap when I was younger…  Lame…Seasonal Support Giveaway Ends March 26

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Having a well insulated mug that it is easy to keep clean is super important in my life!  I cannot leave the house without my water bottle. Period. Ever.  This Arctica Mule Mug looks like it will be perfect to travel with or just for having drinks on the back porch!
Viatek Arctica Mule Giveaway Ends 3/31
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This 18 oz Stainless Steel has dual wall insulation helps keep cold beverages cold and
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Littlest Sweetest Diaper Caddy Giveaway Ends March 15

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We are all super excited to team up and bring you this awesome Diaper Caddy giveaway!  Be sure and come back daily to enter this and our collection of other fantastic giveaways!
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I Can Only Imagine In Theaters Soon!!! Fandago Ticket Giveaway

I Can Only Imagine

The song I Can Only Imagine seems to have gotten so popular that most people have heard it at one time or another, whether on purpose or just hearing it in passing.  They’ve now turned the song into a movie!  In theaters March of 2018, the song so many has come to love will be brought to life on the big screen!  For me, the song makes my heart wish for that time, but I know that I have to wait and do good until then.  All too often I long for the day to meet our Father, but even more so to be reunited with my baby girl.  I’ll be honest and say that since we lost her, I can’t listen to that song (or most) anymore, my heart yearns and aches to a point beyond what I can tolerate and still be able to function.  I suppose that was a pointless side track, but that’s my prerogative.

Back on point, check out the description below.  The film seems to be a lot like many of the Christian movies that have come out in the past few years.  There are only two that stand out to me as different and I highly recommend them: Mom’s Night Out and The War Room.  Perhaps the hometown football story line is up your alley, I know a lot of people who will absolutely love this film.  I’m fairly certain my entire family will be buying tickets in advance to see the film.  Then probably pre-ordering it as well.  Just as the song will grip anyone’s heart strings, the film is sure to do so as well.

As a side note, if you love the song (or just see potential in the lyrics), check out Tamala Mann’s version.  That woman has the most amazing voice and can bring you to your knees and your heart to the feet of Jesus.  She truly has a gift!

I Can Only Imagine

Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football in hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury—combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential—set Bart on a musical pathway.

Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with his father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road in an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe—named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined.


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Lullapop Lullabies CD & Parents Magazine Giveaway Ends 3/7

Music plays such an important role in the development of children, but why shouldn’t we enjoy it too? Lullapop Lullabies is a disc of today’s biggest hits made just for baby!Love Every Moment Giveaway Hop

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Lullapop Lullabies

There are so many studies regarding music, for babies and for uplifting spirits.  While many don’t particularly enjoy listening to lullabies, this little collection is a perfect combination for both the little ones and the parents.  Lullapop Lullabies holds a collection of today’s hits made into lullabies.  An interesting combination.

NEW YORK — Innovative independent record label Razor & Tie offers a fresh take on bedtime, naptime, or anytime for the littlest music aficionados with the digital release of Lullapop Lullabies onNovember 17, 2017. This irresistible 21-song album is designed with the millennial family in mind, offering enchantingly “lullafied” instrumental versions of current chart-toppers made famous by the likes of Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Sia, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Drake, and more.

The gentle, elegant orchestrations on Lullapop Lullabies hit just the right note when it comes to helping babies and toddlers drift off to dreamland. Glockenspiel, harp, and piano blend their sounds, transforming distinctive Top 40 hits like Justin Bieber’s “Despacito,” Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” Adele’s “Hello,” and DNCE’s “Cake by the Ocean” into serene-and-soothing lullabies for the four-and-under set.  This collection gets an A+ for putting smiles on the faces of parents who already know and love the familiar melodies.

Lullapop Lullabies will be available for streaming and download at all digital service providers, value priced at $7.99 per download. A physical release will follow on January 26, 2018, when CDs will be available nationwide at Walmart, Target, Amazon, and other retailers.

I have many friends whose little ones get stuck on various main stream media music and they tend to get old fast for the adults.  I love the kids music, personally, as it is totally silly and fits my silliness at times.  I highly suggest you check out Bear HuntMonster Suit!  If they aren’t up your alley, perhaps this one will be!

Lullapop CD and Parents Magazine Giveaway Ends March 7

One lucky winner will receive a copy of Lullapop Lullabies CD and a 2 year subscription to Parents magazine!


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Kutless Music CD

Kutless Music CD Giveaway

If you haven’t heard of Kutless before, you should listen to them now!  Below is all kinds of information and they are even giving away copies of their new albums!  Love that!  Be sure and go down to read more, then enter to win!

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Champion DVD #ChampionMovie

Champion is a new film from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  We are crazy excited for this giveaway ending November 6th.  Read all about it and get your entries daily!

Champion DVD Giveaway

All About the Film

Friendship and forgiveness are at the heart of the story in Champion, coming to Digital and On Demand on October 24, 2017, and DVD on November 7, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. An impactful and inspiring tale perfect for the entire family, the poignant film stars Andrew Cheney (Beyond the Mask, Seasons of Gray), Gary Graham (Star Trek: Renegades, Alien Nation) and Robert Amaya (Courageous, Moms’ Night Out). Champion on DVD and digital is overflowing with compelling bonus features including music videos, never-before-seen outtakes and a featurette that take viewers behind the scenes of the beautifully crafted story.

Sean Weathers (Cheney) is a hotshot dirt track racer with a thriving career, adoring fans, and a loving daughter. Jack Reed (Graham) is a successful businessman working to reconnect with his estranged son (Stratton). When a single mistake results in tragedy, it leads the paths of these two men to cross, and an unexpected bond forms between them. Together, they must work through the painful journey toward healing. But as secrets come to light threatening to destroy all hope, can they put their faith in God and discover a way toward redemption? Experience this story about the power of faith, love, and the true freedom of forgiveness.



  • The Heart of Champion – The story of how the movie came about, the grassroots efforts that made the film possible, the crafting of the story, and what the filmmakers hoped the viewers would experience.
  • Music Videos
  • Outtakes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

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