Saturday, November 29, 2014

KISS InstaWave product review

I recently was able to review the Kiss InstaWave curler. I was a little skeptical at first because I have long hair and it tends to tangle. As you can see in the demo video below my hair came out super easy and after I got the hang of using the curler I was done with my entire hair in 10 min, usually it takes more like 20 min. I actually don't even have my product anymore because my mother hijacked it from me when I left it at home one weekend. So sigh, guess i will have to go get another one. Although it is automatic it is super easy to use and has two heat settings hi and low. The only thing that bothered me about this product is that the motor hums. However, if the curler is left on more than 90 min it shuts off by itself.


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Get your own KISS or find out more info at the below link.
http://www.KISSInstaWave.com

Product was provided through Brandbacker but all opinions are my own.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Angel Killer Cover reveal +Giveaway




I am super excited to reveal the awesome cover for THE ANGEL KILLER, the second book in Lisa Voisin's The Watcher Saga, and to share an excerpt from the book.

There is also an amazing giveaway included with the reveal for a copy of THE WATCHER, the first book in the series, or a pre-order copy of THE ANGEL KILLER and a $10 Amazon Gift Card.


The Cover Revealed




Coming January 5, 2015



Description

Now that she’s found him again, all Mia Crawford wants is some downtime with her fallen angel boyfriend, Michael. But the call of duty keeps him away—from school and from her—with more demons to smite than ever.

When Michael is mortally wounded by a cursed sword, Mia must perform an ancient blood ritual to save him. But the spell exacts a price. Haunted by visions of war, torture, and despair, Mia discovers the world is in more danger than she ever imagined. Behind the scenes, an evil adversary pulls all the strings.

After redemption, there’s Hell to pay.

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About Lisa Voisin



A Canadian-born author, Lisa Voisin spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction.

Lisa is also a technical writer, a meditation teacher, and the leader of the Young Writer’s Club, a local writing group for teens in her home town. A self-proclaimed coffee lover, she can usually be found writing in a local café. When she's not writing, you'll find her meditating or hiking in the mountains to counteract the side effects of drinking too much caffeine!

Though she’s lived in several cities across Canada, she currently lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her fiancé and their two cats.


The Excerpt


Michael leaned against the building’s stucco wall and rested his hands on my hips. Light from the store cast a warm gleam in his crystal blue eyes. He leaned in, and the draw to be close to him was a gravitational force. “Hello,” he said.

“Hello.” I had to get a grip. It’d been so long since we’d talked, I tried to focus on all the things I wanted to tell him. “We went to see Fatima.” His fingers caressed the sides of my waist, sending happy tingles through me. “You know, in her store…” To my own ears, my voice sounded raspy. I trembled.

“Cold?” He drew me closer, his mouth crooking into a grin.

Lost in him, I forgot all about Fatima. “You know damn well that’s not it.” I twined my arms around his back and touched the spot between his shoulder blades where his wings connected. Its warmth thawed my fingers.
He leaned in and brushed his lips along my jaw line. “Thought that was just me,” he whispered, and his breath tickled my neck. “I’ve wanted to do this for three days.”

Our lips met, and I melted into him, not caring that we were on the sidewalk, outside a deli with families shopping inside. Nor did I care that, being an angel, he had to follow very strict rules about contact with humans—especially contact of the relationship variety. Angels had the ability to enthrall humans with their touch, something Michael had to constantly keep in check. But I didn’t have to be enthralled to want to kiss him. That was my own doing. All that mattered right now was that he was here. With me.

He pulled me closer and the buzz of his energy filled me heart and soul, blocking out the rest of the world. My hands sought warmth under his leather jacket and found bare skin. I could feel the shiver from my touch surge through him. His mouth pressing more firmly against mine, he brushed a hand along my cheek and tangled it in my hair.

A dreamlike blur of light and color filled my thoughts. But then the image shifted to blood. His.


The Giveaway


The reveal includes an awesome giveaway to ONE WINNER for a print copy of THE WATCHER (US/CA/UK) OR a pre-order copy of THE ANGEL KILLER (when available) AND a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

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About The Watcher


Series: The Watcher Saga #1
Release date: March 4, 2013
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Pages: 556
Formats: Paperback, eBook

DESCRIPTION


Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her.

Can he face her without falling again?

Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.

When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.

In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both? Ancient history is only the beginning.



The Trailer

Monday, November 10, 2014

Wine Gadget Review


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I had the opportunity to review a wine aerator. I thought it was kinda neat but being a college student I felt it was a little above my class, I tend to drink my wine straight from the bottle. If I was hosting a get together though I would be all over this as it enhances the flavor of wine. Which is something I normally do not care to much about (wink wink). The tool was really easy to use and went straight on the bottle no fuss. Maybe I will bring this for my relatives holiday get together.
the aerator



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Makeup by One Direction Product Review

Last week I had the opportunity to try out the Makeup by One Direction product. To say I it was not what I expected would be an understatement. This is a good thing I assure you. I was a little iffy on how good of quality a makeup sponsored by a band would be. But lets start with the outside of the product and work our way in. The box is a tin so it is durable and can be reused. On the inside there is an entire look from eye-shadow to nail polish. The makeup also comes with look ideas and how to apply the makeup for those of us who are makeup illiterate.
I tried out several looks and wore them out. I did a daytime look and it stayed on pretty well. I am hoping to try out a nighttime look soon with some of the other eye shadow colors.

Here are the rundown on the different collections:
Names of the 3 collections
Take Me Home
Midnight Memories
Up All Night
(each collection has it own collection of unique makeup to create different looks)

The line will be available worldwide starting in the U.S.

US RELEASE DATES:
Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillards – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Canvas HQ website and product Review +Contest

Today I am posting about Canvas HQ, which was nice enough to let me review there products. First off there website was super easy to use, everything was step by step and they have real live team members to proof your photo so it looks the best. The sent me an email and let me know ways how they could improve it my photo if I should choose. You create your own canvas using your own photos either from your computer or Facebook. I chose a photo of my lovely ladies (my darling cows) and it turned out great. The site also had lots of options available and was not to high priced. Wanna check it out, head on over to www.canvashq.com .

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Rules are as normal: US residents only and prize will be fulfilled by CanvasHQ.
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Black Rook by Kelly Meade book review

Description

Brynn Atwood is a low-level Magus whose unpredictable precognitive powers have made her an outcast among her people—and an embarrassment to her highly-regarded father. After a frightening vision in which her father is murdered by a loup garou man, Brynn decides to prove herself by finding the killer, and stopping them at any cost.

Her target is Rook McQueen, the son of a small-town loup garou Alpha. Despite being the youngest of three, Rook is first in line to inherit the role of Alpha, a duty he isn't sure he's capable of fulfilling. When Brynn finally meets Rook, she doesn't expect the attraction that draws her to him—and him to her.

No longer believing him a murderer, Brynn and Rook strike an alliance to find her father's real killer. But when his older brother is targeted by an unknown enemy, Rook will have to choose between his growing feelings for Brynn and his duty as the future Alpha of his community.

Review: This was an interesting book to say the least. I expected this to be a light read from the summary but I give the author props for providing a very imaginative plot that thickens by the chapter. Brynn and Rook are a relationship that is similar to Romeo and Juliet but a lot more fun to watch develop. Not to mention Rook's brothers Knight and Bishop add to the story but they and other characters are left unexplored and hopefully there stories get told later as this book pretty much focuses on Brynn and Rook.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Breaking Fences book tour

Summary from Goodreads:

All Beatriz “Bia” Fernandes wants is to prove herself—to her family and friends—though it’s hard to prove anything with an overbearing father and three famous polo-playing older brothers. After her acceptance into college results in a heated family argument, the Brazilian girl leaves everything behind to find her own American dream.

College life away from home is perfect until the people she believes to be her friends turn on her. With lies and rumors threatening to suffocate her, Bia turns to her only freedom. Riding.


















Review: I realize the book says you don't need to read the first book but I suggest you do. This is the second book in the series and I thought it had a nice change of pace. We also were able to learn more about Bia who was featured some in the first book. I thought it was great how the book stayed in the same style as the first one but had different issues and was still relatable to the young adult reader. Plus, who doesn't love a good book with horses.