31 Jan 2020

Pure | Review

Title: Pure
Series: Covenant #2
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 387 pages
Version: Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Rating: ★★★★★ 

Synopsis

Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's other half is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her.

When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon--and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude--or killing her.

When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.

Review

Pure is the second book in the Covenant series and tells the story of Alex, Aiden and Seth.

Last year, Sophie from Eyes of Owls, and I buddy Half-Blood, so when I got Pure for Christmas I asked her to buddy read this one with me too. I really enjoyed buddy reading Half-Blood with her and it was yet again amazing to buddy read Pure with her. We decided to read 6 chapters a day. It was so hard not to read the other chapters too because the book was so good! 

Pure was such an amazing read, and I didn’t expect anything else after reading Half-Blood. After finishing Pure I didn’t know how to start my review and a day later, I still don’t know how to finish my review. Pure was such a good book and so hard to put down. I had to know what was going to happen to Alex, Aiden and Seth!

The Covenant series is somewhat similar to the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead and that makes me even love it more. VA is one of my favourite series so it’s only logical that the Covenant series is good too. I see some similarities between Alex and Rose, the main character of VA. They’re both badass and I just love them!

As for the guys, Aiden and Seth, I love them too. And in my review of Half-Blood I mentioned that Aiden has my heart but I think Aiden has to share his place with Seth… I don’t know who to choose and this feeling is so f* up because I want to check some spoilers to see who Alex is going to choose… But I’m not going to do it, I’m going to be a good girl and wait for the sequel to arrive at my door!

Pure was such a well-written and amazing read and I didn’t expect anything else. Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my favourite authors and I love every book I’ve read so far. I love the Covenant world and the characters and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series, Deity!

29 Jan 2020

The Two-Date Rule | Review

Title: The Two-Date Rule
Series: Smokejumper #1
Author: Tawna Fenske
Pages: 400 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Release date: 25 February 2020
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

Willa Frank has one simple rule: never go on a date with anyone more than twice. Now that her business is providing the stability she’s always wanted, she can’t afford distractions. Her two-date rule will protect her just fine … until she meets smokejumper Grady Billman.

After one date—one amazing, unforgettable date—Grady isn’t ready to call it quits, despite his own no-attachments policy, and he’s found a sneaky way around both their rules.

Throwing gutter balls with pitchers of beer? Not a real date. Everyone knows bowling doesn’t count.

Watching a band play at a local show? They just happen to have the same great taste in music. Definitely not a date.

Hiking? Nope. How can exercise be considered a date?

With every ‘non-date’ Grady suggests, his reasoning gets more ridiculous, and Willa must admit she’s having fun playing along. But when their time together costs Willa two critical clients, it’s clear she needs to focus on the only thing that matters – her future. And really, he should do the same.

But what is she supposed to do with a future that looks gray without Grady in it?



Review

This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Entangled: Amara!

The Two-Date Rule is the first book in the Smokejumper series and tells the story of Willa and Grady.

The Two-Date Rule is the first book I’ve read by Tawna Fenske and won’t be the last one! I really enjoyed reading the story of Willa and Grady, it was such an enjoyable Romance read! I couldn’t stop smiling the entire time I was reading this book.

Willa is this weird woman who doesn’t date guys, she just goes on two dates and that’s it. Her work is important for her, and that’s what I really like about her. When she meets Grady, everything changes. Grady is a hot smokejumper who’s kind of a hero and he’s just perfect for Willa! And he doesn’t do two dates…

The Two-Date Rule was such a fun and amazing Romance read and I couldn’t put it down. It’s such a fast paced read and I will definitely be reading some more books by Tawna Fenske. I’m really excited for the next book in the Smokejumper series!

27 Jan 2020

February Bullet Journal set up

I'm so happy that I'm keeping up with my Bullet Journal posts, so far I have been posting from September 2019 until now. I'm really happy with my posts and the set ups that I have created.

Previous Bullet Journal set ups:
This month’s theme is Valentine's Day. I couldn't not create a Valentine's Day inspired theme since I love the red and the pink together with cute hearts! The pictures I’ve used are from my Pinterest board and the stickers are from Britt's Etsy store.

The first page is my monthly overview together with my ‘to do’ and ‘to read’ list.


Like I mentioned in my previous page, I normally have a full page dedicated to my habit trackers and a brain dump page, but I wanted to change some things. So now my weekly set ups have a bit of space for my habit trackers.





And the last page of February set up is my wrap up spread


I hope you guys liked this Bullet Journal post. If you did, feel free to pin this post on Pinterest!

26 Jan 2020

Just Neighbors | Review

Title: Just Neighbors
Series: Blue Beech #4
Author: Charity Ferrell
Pages: 280 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

Every day, my neighbor tells me to have a good morning.
Every day, I tell him to f*ck off.

Kyle Lane is the town’s hottest cop.
He’s also the man I’ve despised since high school.
Each morning, he stands on his porch with an annoying smirk on his perfect face.
He’s made it his life’s mission to get under my skin.

Until one day, he’s no longer on his porch but on mine.
He claims he wants to redeem himself for ruining my reputation.
My instincts tell me to stay away, but with each morning he shows up, it becomes harder and harder to resist his charm.

I was never supposed to fall in love with my neighbor and once he finds out my secret, we’ll forever be enemies.



Review 

This book was provided by the author through Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Charity Ferrell and Give Me Books Promotions!

Just Neighbors is the fourth book in the Blue Beech series and tells the story of Chloe and Kyle. Although this is the fourth book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.

I love enemies to lovers Romance and when I finished this one, it was definitely one of my favourites. So many (crazy) things happened in this book, so it was really hard to stop reading, which is why I finished Just Neighbors in one day.

Just Neighbors is about Chloe and Kyle who’ve known each other since they were kids but after a certain event, Kyle ruined Chloe’s life. Now they’re neighbors and Chloe hates every second of it. I think that Chloe is such a strong female character. She’s been through a lot and she’s even raising her sister’s kids. Kyle is your typical sexy cop and it’s hard not to like him!

Just Neighbors isn’t your normal Romance read. This book discusses a lot of topics which makes me love this book even more. I love it when authors put real aspects into their books and not write a simple Romance story. I cannot wait to read the next book in the Blue Beech series!

23 Jan 2020

Hometown Heartless | Release day blitz

Title: Hometown Heartless
Author: Carrie Aarons
Release date: 23 January 2020

Synopsis

One year ago, the boy next door was captured as a prisoner of war.

The boy whose window faces mine.
The backyard buddy who bandaged up my skinned knees.
The childhood crush that kept me up at night, wondering if he’d ever be my boyfriend.
The town hero I wrote endless letters to after he shipped out.
The green-eyed charmer who promised me a kiss the day I turned eighteen.

And now, he’s home.
But he didn’t come back as the boy I once knew.
He’s a man now, one with demons I can’t comprehend.
The damaged soldier keeps telling me I’m not his anymore.
That the war took him, turned him into someone unrecognizable.
What he hasn’t considered is that it took me, too.

He swears there is nothing left between us, that his heart died overseas. But with each look through our windows, we both know his lies are just that. With each fated meeting, the truth only becomes more evident.

Everett Brock occupies the shadows now.
And as much as I try to pull him into the light, it seems the switch is permanent.
What he doesn’t realize is that I’m willing to follow him into the darkness.


Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Carrie Aarons!

Hometown Heartless is a standalone novel about Kennedy and Everett.

Carrie Aarons is one of the many amazing authors I’ve discovered in 2019 and so far I have loved every book she’s written. So it’s no surprise that I loved Hometown Heartless! Hometown Heartless is the first standalone I’ve read by Carrie Aarons and I really enjoyed reading it!

Kennedy is such a relatable character, I loved reading in her perspective. Everett, on the other hand, was a real jerk. I know he’s been through a lot but he could’ve been a lot nicer to Kennedy… However, I loved that they’re childhood friends who are in love with each other. I always love these kinds of books! 

Hometown Heartless is a beautiful book full of emotions. This book is different from the other books I’ve read by Carrie Aarons, but in a good way. I really loved reading this book and I cannot wait to read Carrie Aarons’ next book!

About the author 
Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant dress code, much better.

When she isn't writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.

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19 Jan 2020

Just Exes | Review

Title: Just Exes
Series: Blue Beech #3
Author: Charity Ferrell
Pages: 282 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

Running into an ex you haven’t seen in nearly a decade is never a good time. 
Running into your ex while he’s arresting you is humiliating.

Lauren 
Running into an ex you haven’t seen in nearly a decade is never a good time.
Running into your ex while he’s arresting you is humiliating.
The handcuffs close around my fists at the same time he promises to hate me until he takes his last breath.
I can’t blame him. He pleaded for me not to walk away.
He doesn’t know leaving him broke my heart as much as it did his.
It wasn’t for me. Rather, it was for someone else.

Gage 
I skipped town after Hurricane Lauren obliterated my heart.
Coming home was a hard choice to make. Arresting her isn’t.
She has no idea of the demons I carry with me now. No idea that I’m a new man.
Two women ruined me. 
One I gave my heart to. 
The other punished me for it.



Review 

This book was provided by the author through Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Charity Ferrell and Give Me Books Promotions!

Just Exes is the third book in the Blue Beech series and tells the story of Lauren and Gage. Although this is the third book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.

Just Exes was such a good book and yet another amazing read in the Blue Beech series. I really love second chance Romances and this one was so good. Just Exes had some epic plot twists and I couldn’t put this book down.

Just Exes is about Lauren and Gage. They’ve been together when they were younger, but they broke up. Now a few years later they see each other again and everything changes. Lauren is trying not to fall for him but Gage is making it really hard. I loved both characters and I couldn’t stop smiling when they were together!

Just Exes was a quick Romance read and is yet another one that I loved by Charity Ferrell. She’s an amazing author and she can give her books something extra, something emotional, something that makes you keep reading. Just Exes was an amazing read and I cannot wait to read the sequel!

Sincerely, | Review

Title: Sincerely,
Author: F.S. Yousaf
Pages: 160 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
Release date: 1 February 2020
Rating: ★★★

Synopsis

Searching for a profound way to propose to his love, F.S. Yousaf reread the letters she had written him. In them he found his proposal, as well as inspiration to write his own prose and poetry. From this inspiration, Sincerely was born. It carries messages of positivity, hope, and most of all, true love.



Review

This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Central Avenue Publishing and Netgalley!

Sincerely, is a poetry collection that was previously self-published and is now published by Central Avenue Publishing. This poetry collection is a collection full of love letters and love poems.

I really liked the idea of this collection and I was really curious to see if this poetry collection was something for me or not. I really wanted to like this collection because it’s the first poetry collection that I read this year, but unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped to.

For some reason I couldn’t connect to the poems, I couldn’t ‘feel’ them. I’m not sure how to describe this feeling but usually, when I read poems I get this feeling, and now I did not. I guess this poetry collection wasn’t something for me or maybe at another time, I can enjoy it a bit more?

I do think that the meaning behind this collection is beautiful and some of the poems were really beautiful. I also really liked the illustrations in this collection, illustrations always give the book something extra! I just wish that I could’ve enjoyed this collection a bit more.

Sister of Embers & Echoes | Book blitz


Title: Sister of Embers & Echoes
Series: Rogue Ethereal #4
Author: Annie Anderson
Release date: 17 January 2020
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy 

Demons, murder, and a trip straight to Hell…

I thought I’d get a little time off before the veritable poop hit the fan, but fate — or rather the Fates — have other ideas. The witch who tried to have my sister possessed has escaped, and not only do I find him dead, but I don’t have a clue who he was working with. Or working for…

Now I have a Council Member in human jail, a ragtag bunch of stuffy law-abiders to lead, and a solid inkling that the next person on the chopping block is me.

All of that would be bad enough, but I’ve got bigger problems. Maria isn’t quite right after a demon almost stole her body, and I have a hunch it’s going to require a trip to Hell to get it fixed. 

Time to sharpen my athames, vacation time is over.


Review

This book was provided by the author through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Annie Anderson and Xpresso Book Tours!

Sister of Embers & Echoes is the fourth book in the Rogue Ethereal series and continues the story of Max and her friends.

It’s been awhile since I read the third book in the series, so I couldn’t remember every detail but once I was in the story, I couldn’t put the book down. I loved the previous books in the series so it was no surprise that I was going to love Sister of Embers & Echoes too! And look at the cover: it’s so stunning! I mean every cover in this series is so beautiful!

Max is such an amazing character to read about. She’s so kickass and I just love her. And Alistair… He has a special place in my heart! But Striker on the other hand… I kind of hate him. He hasn’t been the best friend to Max… 

Sister of Embers & Echoes was yet another amazing book in the Rogue Ethereal series and I loved reading about Max and her friends! I cannot wait for the next book in the series, Priestess of Storm & Stone! BTW have you looked at the cover of Priestess of Storm & Stone, it’s so stunning!!



Excerpt
My eyes narrowed over the rim of my teacup. My grandmother crossed her legs, matching my glare as she sipped her own tea. In all likelihood, she was holding in a laugh. Bernadette had seen oceans rise and fall, empires crumble to dust, entire civilizations wiped from the face of the earth. As one of the first demons in Hell, nothing short of a full-blown apocalypse was going to phase her.
Especially not my paltry little glare.
Fair enough.
Uncrossing my legs, I folded them underneath me, sucking down another sip of my tea as I settled deeper into the overstuffed armchair. I wasn’t a big tea kind of person, but the herbal blend I’d concocted in a fit of nerves last week seemed to be growing on me. I’d been doing a lot of things like that—things that Maria would have done herself if she’d just freaking wake up.
“I’m not setting foot in Aether until Maria wakes up, and that’s final.”
Final.
Like that word ever stopped my grandmother. I was pretty sure if she had even a single shred less class, she’d have given the Fates the old double middle-finger salute while telling them to kiss her ass.
That last bit might just be wishful thinking on my part. At least it was amusing to think about.
“It’s been a week, Maxima,” Bernadette chided softly, her voice full of understanding, but her message clear. I couldn’t wait much longer to interrogate Elias. The Fates were running out of patience, and I was running out of time.
“Have they gotten anything out of him at all?” I asked, unable to keep my gaze from shifting from Bernadette to Maria’s closed bedroom door.
I didn’t like being on this side of it. I didn’t like that I wasn’t watching her.
I didn’t like that I couldn’t figure out a way to help.
A week ago, Elias Flynn tried to use my sister as a sacrifice by offering her up to a demon as a host. Bernadette helped me stop him, but Maria still wasn’t awake. The longer her sleep lasted, the more I realized we might not have been as successful as I once thought.
If we were successful at all.


About the author
Annie Anderson is a military wife and United States Air Force veteran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she is a southern girl at heart, but has lived all over the US and abroad. As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she'll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two daughters, an old man of a dog, and a young pup that makes life... interesting.

Sister of Embers & Echoes | Review

Title: Sister of Embers & Echoes
Series: Rogue Ethereal #4
Author: Annie Anderson
Pages: 216 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★

Demons, murder, and a trip straight to Hell…

I thought I’d get a little time off before the veritable poop hit the fan, but fate – or rather the Fates – have other ideas. The witch who tried to have my sister possessed has escaped, and not only do I find him dead, but I don’t have a clue who he was working with. Or working for…

Now I have a Council Member in human jail, a ragtag bunch of stuffy law-abiders to lead, and a solid inkling that the next person on the chopping block is me.

All of that would be bad enough, but I’ve got bigger problems. Maria isn’t quite right after a demon almost stole her body, and I have a hunch it’s going to require a trip to Hell to get it fixed. 

Time to sharpen my athames, vacation time is over.

Goodreads ~ Amazon

Review 

This book was provided by the author through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Annie Anderson and Xpresso Book Tours!

Sister of Embers & Echoes is the fourth book in the Rogue Ethereal series and continues the story of Max and her friends.

It’s been awhile since I read the third book in the series, so I couldn’t remember every detail but once I was in the story, I couldn’t put the book down. I loved the previous books in the series so it was no surprise that I was going to love Sister of Embers & Echoes too! And look at the cover: it’s so stunning! I mean every cover in this series is so beautiful!

Max is such an amazing character to read about. She’s so kickass and I just love her. And Alistair… He has a special place in my heart! But Striker on the other hand… I kind of hate him. He hasn’t been the best friend to Max… 

Sister of Embers & Echoes was yet another amazing book in the Rogue Ethereal series and I loved reading about Max and her friends! I cannot wait for the next book in the series, Priestess of Storm & Stone! BTW have you looked at the cover of Priestess of Storm & Stone, it’s so stunning!!

18 Jan 2020

Beautiful Carnage | Review

Title: Beautiful Carnage
Series: The Boys of Sinner Bay #1
Authors: Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 24 January 2020
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

“If she sleeps in my bed every night, she’ll end up falling in love with me … and that’ll be awkward as hell when I have to kill her.” 

SLOAN 

He’s my twisted nightmare. 
My blood bound enemy. 
My ruthless desire. 

Our fates were spun the night he tried to kill me and now he’s back to destroy me for good.

It’s always been us verses them. The Calabresis against the Romeros.

This city is ours but they vowed to take it from us. And when they couldn’t, they took me instead.

Now I’m chained by the cruellest of them all; the man who wrapped his hands around my throat and tried to squeeze the life from me all those years ago.

But I won’t fall prey to him. I’m older, fiercer and I’ve grown claws of my own.

Rocco Romero thinks he can keep me captive, but he’s about to regret bringing a sleeping tiger into his home.

ROCCO

She’s my greatest failure. 
The name that always haunts me. 
My dirty little secret. 

And when I had the chance to kidnap her from her wedding, nothing on God’s green earth could stop me.

She’s mine. I could take her life, her body or her heart if I wanted to.

But my brothers refuse to believe me.

So when they bet I can’t make the little principessa fall in love with me, of course I step up to the challenge.

And when she’s down on her knees, pouring her heart out, I’ll crush it in my fist.

I’m lining the Calabresis up like dominoes. And she’ll be the first to fall.

**Beautiful Carnage is a standalone mafia bully romance between one sexy guy and girl with hot scenes and alpha men causing havoc at every turn** 



Review

This book was provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti!

Beautiful Carnage is the first book in The Boys of Sinner Bay series and tells the story of Sloan and Rocco.

Beautiful Carnage is the first Contemporary Romance Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti have written and they killed it! It was such an amazing book and I couldn’t put it down. I finished it in one day because the story was so well written and I had to know how the story was going to end.

If you cut me open, her name would be branded right on the blackened lump of my heart.

Sloan’s dream is to be free, free from her father and to be able to live her own life. But life’s not always how we like it. She even gets captured by her enemy… But one thing that I love about her is that she keeps being strong! Rocco is your typical bully and some moments I kind of hated him but at the same time, I couldn’t stop loving him…

"I am yours from my black heart to my tarnished soul," he growled powerfully. "Take it, own it, destroy it, I don’t care as long as it’s in your possession."

Beautiful Carnage was such an amazing (and messed up) Romance read with an epic plot twist! I didn’t see the plot twist coming at all. Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti did another amazing job and I cannot wait for the next book in The Boys of Sinner Bay series! 

17 Jan 2020

Soft cut crease with shimmer | Tutorial

It’s been awhile since I did a tutorial but last week I felt like creating a look for my blog, so I played with the Makeup Revolution Maxi Reloaded Palette Monster Mattes that I got from my lovely sister.

This is the look that I created last week. It’s a natural-looking cut crease with some shimmer! The pictures don’t do the shimmer justice, it’s such a beautiful shade and doesn’t crease at all! I highly recommend this shade!

1. Prime your eyelids and set them with a light eyeshadow.

2. I used 4 different colours in the crease. I know, I know, I’m crazy. First I used the lightest shade in the crease and then I just dipped my brush in the three other shades and used them together in the crease.

3. For the cut crease I used my Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define concealer and I set it with this skin-like eyeshadow from the same Makeup Revolution palette I used in the previous step.

3. The last step for my eyeshadow is using this stunning eyeshadow from Nabla.

After eyeshadow I used the Essence Lash Princess Mascara in Waterproof and since I was going to school, I didn’t use any false lashes. For my eyebrows I used the Essence Micro Precise Eyebrow Pencil and the Catrice Lash & Brow Designer – Shaping and Conditioning Gel to set my brows. As for highlighter I used the Essence The Highlighter in 20 Hynoptic and lastly lips: I used the Suede Matte Lip Liner in Munchies and on top I used the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Mannequin.

And this is the finished eye look together with some brows!

15 Jan 2020

Just One Night | Review

Title: Just One Night 
Series: Blue Beech #2
Author: Charity Ferrell
Pages: 282 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

A one-night stand with a single, widowed dad can change everything.

‘What the f*ck have I done?’ aren’t the first words you want to hear after a one-night stand.
Yet that’s what he gave me.

 Dallas Barnes is tall, dark, and handsome.
He’s also scarred, rough, and broken down by burdens.
A single dad. A widower. A lost soul.

We found each other in the back of a dark pub.
He brought the whiskey.
I brought the bad decisions.
He called it a mistake.
I vowed never to speak to him again.

That vow is broken with one test.
Two pink lines have turned my life upside down.
One night can change everything.



Review 

This book was provided by the author through Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Charity Ferrell and Give Me Books Promotions!

Just One Night is the second book in the Blue Beech series and tells the story of Willow and Dallas. Although this is the second book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.

Just One Night was another amazing book in the Blue Beech series. I really loved this book because it wasn’t just about romance but also about heartbreak, loss and finding love again. I finished this book in 1 day because it was just that good!

Just One Night is about Willow and Dallas, two characters we’ve met in Just A Fling. Like I mentioned before, you don’t have to read the first book to be able to read this one, but I still recommend it. I just love discovering more about characters and looking forward to reading about these characters in their own book. I really love Dallas, he’s trying to be a good father while mourning the loss of his wife. Willow went through a lot too and that’s why they can understand each other so much. They’re such a good couple!

I’m not always the biggest fan of accidental-baby Romance, but I really liked this one. Just One Night was such a beautiful and emotional book. I think that this story is pretty realistic while being fiction, which is something positive! I loved Just One Night and I cannot wait to read the next one in the series!

Just a Fling | Review

Title: Just a Fling
Series: Blue Beech #1
Author: Charity Ferrell
Pages: 268 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

She’s Hollywood’s princess.
He’s her new bodyguard.
He didn't plan for her to offer no-strings attached sex with his employment.
Business has officially mixed with pleasure. 

Stella 
After going through a messy public breakup, I've sworn off dating.
That pact changes when my new bodyguard walks through the front door.
Hudson is nothing like the men in the industry.
He's callous, cold, and doesn't want to spend a second longer with me than he has to.
All that changes when I start to defrost his iciness and find the real man hidden inside.

Hudson 
I want nothing to do with the Hollywood life.
Having my face plastered on magazine covers does not sound like a good time.
This job is temporary and was taken as a favor to my brother taking care of his sick wife.
My problem? I get to know the real Stella, not the woman seen on TV.
I try to fight my attraction and keep our relationship professional until she lays an offer on the table: sex while I'm here and then we go our separate ways.
How can I say no to that?



Review 

This book was provided by the author through Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Charity Ferrell and Give Me Books Promotions!

Just a Fling is the first book in the Blue Beech series and tells the story of Stella and Hudson.

For the upcoming release of Just Friends, Give Me Books Promotions gave me the opportunity to read all the previous books in the Blue Beech series and since I read and loved the fifth book in the series, Just Roommates, I couldn't say no to this opportunity!

Just a Fling is the second book I've read by Charity Ferrell and I really loved it! The story is amazing and the characters are so enjoyable to read about. Hudson is such a charming guy that has been through a lot. Stella seems like your typical celebrity until you get to know her. I think they're a match made in heaven and I loved reading about them. 

Just a Fling was such an amazing and fast paced Romance read and I cannot wait to read the other books in the Blue Beech series!

13 Jan 2020

Reaper's Blood | Release day blitz

Title: Reaper's Blood
Series: The Grimm Brotherhood #1
Authors: Kel Carpenter & Meg Anne
Release date: 13 January 2020

Synopsis

I died for Hostess cupcakes. 
I know. Tragic, right?

Even worse, after I came back I still didn’t get any cupcakes.

What I did get, however, is a six-foot-something reaper with eyes like blue fire to guide me into the world of the supernatural. Which, as it turned out, wasn’t quite like the fairytales little girls are told growing up.

Not only is magic real, more importantly, so are monsters.
And apparently, I’m one of them.

But I’m getting ahead of myself here.

You see, four years ago I left my hometown and swore to never come back.

Now my brother is dead and I have no choice but to go searching for answers. Except finding them isn’t easy when the secret society he belonged to is covering it up.

 I gotta find out who killed him while watching my own back, because if I’m not careful I might be next—and this time, there’s no do over. Luckily for me, Mr. Single and Hot as F*ck is determined to help me keep my ass alive.

I’m a lucky, lucky girl.
Some days.

 **The Grimm Brotherhood is a new adult urban fantasy series with slow-burn romance and a snarky heroine. It contains material intended for mature teens and adults. Fans of Kelly St. Clare, Leia Stone, K.F. Breene, Annette Marie, and Audrey Grey will love this action packed, food-filled adventure!**



Review

This book was provided by the authors through Wildfire Marketing Solutions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Kel Carpenter, Meg Anne and Wildfire Marketing Solutions!

Reaper’s Blood is the first book in The Grimm Brotherhood series and tells the story of Salem Kaine.

Reaper’s Blood is the second book I’ve read about reapers and I think it’s my favourite one so far. I really liked the story and I couldn’t stop reading. This book was so fast paced and well written! The story is amazing and I loved the characters.

Speaking of characters, let’s start with Salem. She’s such a badass woman, and she has no filter. She’s such a funny character and I enjoyed reading about her. Graves is another interesting character and I was interested in him from the beginning! I loved that Graves’ mum has OCD, I think these tiny representations are amazing in books.

Reaper’s Blood was such a great book and I couldn’t get enough of the story and the characters. I really loved this book and it’s definitely one of my favourite books of the year so far! I cannot wait to read the sequel, Reaping Havoc!

Excerpt
 
     A squeak left me as I jumped, falling sideways into the decrepit remainder of my car. I grunted, sitting up. Intense fluorescent light shined right in my face. I swatted it away, and the flashlight went flying.
     Without the blinding brightness, I could see clearly again. The stranger in front of me was quite a looker. Dark hair. High cheekbones and a strong jaw. Stubble and full lips. I blinked twice, questioning for a moment if it were somehow possible I was still dead.
     Then the blue eyes hardened.
     Definitely not dead, I decided again.
     “Who the fuck are you?” I demanded, pulling myself to my feet.
     “How about we start with what the fuck you’re doing trying to climb into a car that is on fire?” he snapped back.

About the authors

Kel Carpenter is a master of werdz. When she's not reading or writing, she's traveling the world, lovingly pestering her editor, and spending time with her husband and fur-babies. She is always on the search for good tacos and the best pizza. She resides in Bethesda, MD and desperately tries to avoid the traffic.


Meg Anne has always had stories running on a loop in her head. They started off as daydreams about how the evil queen (aka Mom) had her slaving away doing chores; and more recently shifted into creating backgrounds about the people stuck beside her during rush hour. The stories have been there, they were just waiting for her to tell them. Like any true SoCal native, Meg enjoys staying inside curled up with a good book and her cat Henry... or maybe that's just her; sunburns hurt! You can convince Meg to buy just about anything if it's covered in glitter or rhinestones, or make her laugh by sharing your favorite bad joke. She also accepts bribes in the form of baked goods and Mexican food.

Reaper's Blood | Review

Title: Reaper's Blood
Series: The Grimm Brotherhood #1
Authors: Kel Carpenter & Meg Anne
Pages: 254 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 13 January 2020
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

I died for Hostess cupcakes. 
I know. Tragic, right?

Even worse, after I came back I still didn’t get any cupcakes.

What I did get, however, is a six-foot-something reaper with eyes like blue fire to guide me into the world of the supernatural. Which, as it turned out, wasn’t quite like the fairytales little girls are told growing up.

Not only is magic real, more importantly, so are monsters.
And apparently, I’m one of them.

But I’m getting ahead of myself here.

You see, four years ago I left my hometown and swore to never come back.

Now my brother is dead and I have no choice but to go searching for answers. Except finding them isn’t easy when the secret society he belonged to is covering it up.

 I gotta find out who killed him while watching my own back, because if I’m not careful I might be next—and this time, there’s no do over. Luckily for me, Mr. Single and Hot as F*ck is determined to help me keep my ass alive.

I’m a lucky, lucky girl.
Some days.

 **The Grimm Brotherhood is a new adult urban fantasy series with slow-burn romance and a snarky heroine. It contains material intended for mature teens and adults. Fans of Kelly St. Clare, Leia Stone, K.F. Breene, Annette Marie, and Audrey Grey will love this action packed, food-filled adventure!**


Review

This book was provided by the authors through Wildfire Marketing Solutions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Kel Carpenter, Meg Anne and Wildfire Marketing Solutions!

Reaper’s Blood is the first book in The Grimm Brotherhood series and tells the story of Salem Kaine.

Reaper’s Blood is the second book I’ve read about reapers and I think it’s my favourite one so far. I really liked the story and I couldn’t stop reading. This book was so fast paced and well written! The story is amazing and I loved the characters.

Speaking of characters, let’s start with Salem. She’s such a badass woman, and she has no filter. She’s such a funny character and I enjoyed reading about her. Graves is another interesting character and I was interested in him from the beginning! I loved that Graves’ mum has OCD, I think these tiny representations are amazing in books.

Reaper’s Blood was such a great book and I couldn’t get enough of the story and the characters. I really loved this book and it’s definitely one of my favourite books of the year so far! I cannot wait to read the sequel, Reaping Havoc!

10 Jan 2020

Zodiac Academy: Shadow Princess | Review

Title: Zodiac Academy: Shadow Princess
Series: Supernatural Beasts and Bullies #4
Authors: Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Pages: 733 pages
Release date: 13 January 2020
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

After the events of the Lunar Eclipse, Tory and Darcy must learn to deal with the darkness which shadows their lives.
With a secret binding them to Darius and Orion, they must find a way to all work together for the greater good. But some things are easier said than done…


Review

This book was provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti!

Zodiac Academy: Shadow Princess is the fourth book in the Supernatural Beasts and Bullies series and continues the story of the twins Tory and Darcy.

I don’t know where to start my review. Zodiac Academy: Shadow Princess was a real rollercoaster. So many good and bad things happened in this book and the book ended with a massive cliffhanger and I’m still not recovered from that cliffhanger…

I think I finally discovered who my favourite twin is: Darcy. I can relate to her more, and I love her choice in choosing a boyfriend. Tory is really wild and I don’t always approve of her choices, but I love her too! As for the boys, I also have a favourite: Orion. No surprise that he’s my favourite. I just love how he is around Darcy and when he talks about his feelings. My second favourite is Darius. I haven’t figured him out yet but I really like him. Caleb and Max are okay but I don’t like Seth at all. 

Zodiac Academy: Shadow Princess was another amazing book by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti. The story was so fast paced and I flew through the book even though the book is over 700 pages long. Zodiac Academy: Shadow Princess was just everything that I needed and even more. I’m so sad that the book ended the way it ended, I really need the sequel, Zodiac Academy: Cursed Fates ASAP!

January sales shopping in Antwerp

I want to post more things about what I do/did, and not just about the books I read and makeup tutorials, etc. So I decided to write a blog post about my January sales shopping trip. My mum and I always go to Antwerp at the beginning of the sales period and we went last Friday. I really enjoyed it even though I didn’t buy that much. 

Bershka
I bought a cropped shirt and a soft pink sweater. The sweater is a bit shorter with long sleeves and I just love it, it’s so soft and the shade of pink is so stunning.


Kruidvat
So some of you may know this store, it’s a drugstore that you can find in Belgium and the Netherlands. I bought a beautiful purple scrunchie. I’ve been loving my scrunchies and it’s hard not to buy new colours!


Monki
A few years ago I bought the same kind of shirt but in another colour (blue with pink stripes) and I really like the fit, so I decided to buy this one. I’m looking for some good shirts for my internship because I cannot go to my internship in a band tee, right?! If you’re interested in this shirt, you can find it here.


Nyx  
I couldn’t not buy some makeup products, right?! I bought my favourite black eyeliner in the world, a beautiful soft brown/grey lip liner and a glitter eyeliner. I’ve been looking for a beautiful glitter liner for a long time. I’m thinking of making some cut crease looks with this liner!


 
Primark
I bought a cute pair Harry Potter pyjama bottoms and they’re so soft! I also bought a pair of tights and some Funko pops. They were so cheap, they were only €3 per Funko pop!



The Body Shop
And last but not least: my The Body Shop goodies! I love buying TBS products during the sales period because they’re so cheap and you can buy these cute Christmas sets for yourself! I cannot live without my TBS hand cream so I bought two new ones as well as a cleanse gel. I also bought a cute set that contains a perfume and a body cream.


So that’s it! I hope you guys liked this post and there will probably be another one at the end of the month because my mum would love to go to another city to buy some more clothes!