Saturday, February 6, 2016

Review of Dove Antiperspirant

I recently received Dove Men and Women's antiperspirant in conjunction with Influencer to review. I though with V-Day around the corner what could be a better gift then not smelling like B.O. The man in my life and myself recently wore the spray out to go to dinner. I didn't smell or have those white deodorant marks on my dress. All he said was "yeah it works." Guy huh! Right now target is carrying both of the products below, so if you want to get your own head to your nearest one.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs Book Review

Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?

Review: I have read this series since it first came out and have reviewed some of the predecessors on here. First off can I say just how BA this cover looks. I felt this book had a different tone though. In the last book there was some much craziness and excitement that it just made this one feel a little flat. Mercy seems to realize in this book that she is not immortal and is playing the game a little safer. There is however lots of action with new an old faces alike. Also, the end kind of bummed me out because I like *spoiler* a certain fey item . To be frank I thought the story added to the series but was not my favorite in the series. I think it showed how far Mercy has come from removing parts from the rabbit in Adam's yard, and I think that was the point of this book.

Friday, January 1, 2016

House of royals book review

Description: Every town has its history and skeletons, but Silent Bend, Mississippi’s are darker than most. Ruled from the shadows by the House—the immortal Born and their aging, enslaved Bitten—everyone knows not to go out after dark and that the police will never look into crimes involving blood.

Alivia Ryan didn’t know the man who claims to be her father through a will even existed until she inherits the Conrath plantation. Instead of the sleepy house she expects, she finds a mansion and a staff who look at her with fear in their eyes.

Ian Ward tried to kill Alivia the first time they met, and then insisted he train her to defend herself against the House, who he claims will try to manipulate and take her in for their own political reasons. And the growing attraction between them will threaten their lives—Ian is a sworn enemy of the House.

In Silent Bend, people disappear, the threat of a demented King and the legend of his resurrecting Queen hang over everyone’s heads, and proving loyalty means far more than blood. You’d better watch who you trust in this town…

Review: I was scared to read this because the description made it sound very similar to some other YA books I have read. This book was not like what I thought it would be, instead this book was engaging, exciting, and contained main characters that used cunning and creativity to make it through some politics and other subterfuge plots. My favorite part is that Alivia does not care what other people think, she does what she wants, but for all the right reasons. I even felt engaged with all the secondary characters. The only thing I disliked was how long some of the information was beat around the bush. It was a good read though and after the ending I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Review of Chomp Snack Sticks+ giveaway


Still looking for holiday gift ideas, well check out these Chomp Snack Sticks.
Description: Chomps Snack Sticks are an awesome new health product made with 100% Non-GMO Grass-Fed Angus Beef which is sourced from New Zealand. The sticks contain no artificial ingredients (no nitrites, nitrates, MSG, colors, flavors) and are shelf stable for a year with the help of celery juice!

I had the opportunity to try out three of the flavors offered, Crankin' Cran, Hoppin' Jalapeno, and Original. I really liked the crackin' cran and original. The Hoppin' Jalapeno didn't taste bad but it was to hot for me to handle. I was skeptical when I read it had celery juice in it, but it really tastes like other jerky's you just feel better when you eat it. The packaging also super easy to throw in my purse or gym bag for a to go snack. Interested in getting some here's the link.
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Dec book reviews Part 1


Description

A Secret Past
Fiery redhead Stella Stonewall can’t decide between a margarita and a manhattan.
The rest of her life? Please. Stella has never really fit in, and her pretty world comes crashing down when she learns it was never her world at all.
Rowan Gresham is domineering, brooding, and as sexy as chocolate-dipped sin. When he transports Stella to the magical realm of her parents she recognizes her rightful place immediately. Gresham’s motivations are less clear.
A Scorching Chemistry
The enigmatic Gresham aids in Stella’s metamorphosis and their chemistry ignites, though a long-time girlfriend and a significant age difference stand in the way.
A Battle for the Rest of Her Life
Stella’s life fast-tracks to extraordinary when she enrolls at Radix Citadel for Supernatural Learning, an enchanted college whose students turn furry on the regular. As Stella learns to navigate the magical new world of Thayer she must also find her animal form, a task as elusive as her ancestry. Stella soon faces an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn to manipulate an animal
form she never knew she possessed.


Review: Uhhhhh, well where to start? For some reason this story reminded me of harry potter, but instead it is all fantasy creatures.To be honest I liked parts of the story and the more adult feel to it, but the story seemed shallow in a sense. During the whole story hardly any of Stella's questions are answered, but the developments come bam bam towards the end. I hated how super crappy Stella's mom was and to be honest some of the plot just made me go, huh. However, I think I could really enjoy the story once we get more into certain characters back stories.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Dead Ringer Giveaway


DEAD RINGER CALI-STYLE SWAG BAG GIVEAWAY!



Jessie Rosen’s debut novel DEAD RINGER is here, and so is Laura Rivers, new girl at Englewood High School. In DEAD RINGER, Laura wants to start the school year with a splash and bring some fun to her new life on the East Coast, but is stopped short by the rumors flying around—rumors about how she’s the uncanny doppelgänger of the school’s most famous suicide victim: Sarah Castro-Tanner.



Regardless, Laura is determined to shake off the weird stares and make a stunning first impression. How? Bright colors, cool accessories, fresh beauty favorites, and a killer attitude.



But Laura may be covering up some secrets with all that California sunshine…



In honor of Laura Rivers and DEAD RINGER, Full Fathom Five Digital is giving away a fabulous pack of prizes designed to give you the Cali-girl look you’ve been dreaming of. Three winners will walk away with Laura Rivers-inspired prizes that, altogether, value at over $400!



How do you win, you ask? Just enter using any (or all) of the methods listed in the Rafflecopter below. The more ways you enter, the higher your chances of winning the CALI-STLYE SWAG BAG Grand Prize!





TWO (2) RUNNER-UP WINNERS will receive:



- One (1) cuff bracelet inscribed with #SWAG from Hearts&Hashtags – in honor of Laura’s mantra during her first day of school at Englewood High (“It’s all about swag.”)



- One (1) set of three girly stockings from Wade & Belle – exactly what Laura wears to the homecoming dance with her vintage Audrey Hepburn-inspired dress



- One (1) Cali Trucker Hat from Billabong – it would totally remind Laura of her sunny Cali days



- One (1) Maybelline lipstick in the shade “Faint for Fuschia” – the same shade Laura wears on her first day at Englewood High



- One (1) “Go Teen” Skin Authority Kit – which Laura would use to maintain her perfect, sunkissed, Cali complexion



- One (1) “FAB Faves” To-Go Kit from First Aid Beauty – perfect for all the on-the-go touchups Laura might sneak in at school





ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive:



- One (1) trendy, vintage-inspired Nasty Gal bag – just like Laura would carry at school or bring on a date with Charlie



- One (1) olive-sapphire bracelet in white-gold, provided by Starling Jewelry – blue to match the bluer of Laura’s different-colored eyes



- all of the beauty- and fashion-related goodies listed above!







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The giveaway ends on December 2nd, so don’t hesitate – enter the DEAD RINGER CALI-STYLE SWAG BAG GIVEAWAY today!



Curious about Laura Rivers and her story? Read an excerpt from DEAD RINGER and find out more about author Jessie Rosen on fullfathomfive.com.





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Saturday, October 31, 2015

October Book Reviews





Summary: Allisn McKready is a succubus. So is her twin sister. But while Allison spends her summer break hiding in the library behind her Goth makeup, Jade fools around as often as she can. Allison can’t believe Jade would ignore their mother’s fatal example so recklessly, but concealing a cursed bloodline and its dangerous effects is far from Allison’s only problem. Mean girl Julie’s snob mob is determined to ruin her summer, and Aunt Sarah’s Bible thumping is getting louder. Only her new friend, Ren Fisher, offers safe haven from the chaos of her life.
When one of Jade’s risky dates leads to humiliation and sudden tragedy, Allison reels, and Ren catches her. But as her feelings for him grow, so does her fear that she’ll hurt him—or worse—in an unguarded moment. The choice is coming—love him or save him—but Allison might not live to make it. One way or another, the curse will have its due.






Review: This is not what I excepted when reading a book about succubuses. I loved the contrast that showed between the two girls. It gave these "fantasy characters" a type of everyday reality to them. At some points in the story I felt Allison was a little to angsty for my liking but I loved the twists the author threw in. I would probably give this book a 3 out of 5 and I hope the main problem in the book gets resolved in the future.




~Wendy Higgins, the author of the New York Times bestselling Sweet Evil series, reimagines the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “The Singing Bone” with The Great Hunt, a dramatic, romance-filled fantasy in which hunters compete to kill a great beast and win the hand of the princess.


Kill the beast. Win the girl. New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, and a princess willing to risk all to save her kingdom.

When a monstrous beast attacks in Eurona, desperate measures must be taken. The king sends a proclamation to the best and bravest hunters: whoever kills the creature will win the hand of his daughter Princess Aerity as a reward.

Princess Aerity recognizes her duty but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger—she was meant to marry for love—until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. And while there’s no denying the fiery chemistry between them, Princess Aerity feels that Paxton’s mysteriousness is foreboding, maybe even dangerous.

Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He is determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast—but the princess continues to surprise him, and the secrets he’s buried begin to surface against his wishes.


Review: Can I just take a minute and say AHHHHHHHH! We get so many points of view in this book and here's the magical thing, they are all cohesive. Thank goodness for that awesomeness.  The book is kind of typical fairy tailesct in that there is a princess and a monster. However, toss in a little underlining political agenda and you have a book that combines brave with beauty and the beast. There is so much going on in this book and to be honest you have a monster but no clear bad guy and I find that adds to the intrigue of this book.  I would give this a 4 out of 5.

*spoiler*
The end kills me though, I just wanted to throw my book and go what the heck just happened. Someone needs to V8 Paxton, is all I'm saying.

All books were provided in exchange for honest review!