Monday, June 29, 2015

Highlight - Soulspark by Eliza Tilton

Title: Soulspark

Author: Eliza Tilton

Genre: YA, Romance

Publication: May 2015

Dealing with the loss of her mother, seventeen-year-old Jessica Stone tries to find an escape from the pain by secretly medicating herself with Xanax, but the anxiety increases, crushing her and her grades.

Then she meets Caleb Jonas, the pastor’s son at her mother’s church. Between his cute dimples and love of fast cars, Jessica is completely smitten, and the feeling is mutual. But dating a Christian boy isn’t easy. He doesn’t party, and he never goes past first base. Jessica struggles with his faith, since it makes her question her own, but for the first time since her mother’s death, she can breathe. Life is finally shifting into a state of happiness.

But that happiness shatters when Jessica catches Caleb kissing her ex-best friend—and step-brother’s girlfriend—Rachel, the girl who used to be like her sister, and the same girl who betrayed her once before.

While her stepbrother hints at a deeper connection between the two, Caleb insists it was a one-time mistake and begs forgiveness. With contradicting stories coming at her, Jessica isn’t sure who to believe, but sometimes the truth is better left undiscovered and she’s about to find out why. 
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When he spoke, his gaze traveled all the way to my toes. He reached over and pushed one of my flyaway curls behind my ear. “Counting keeps my mind busy.”

Butterflies more potent than first day jitters fluttered in my stomach. “Busy from what?”

His lips curled into a grin. “Thinking of you.”

He said it like thinking of me was the most dangerous thing in the world.

Kiss me, kiss me, kiss me.

I shut my eyes and savored each precious touch of his lips. He snaked his hand around my neck, gently brushing it. Every piece of my soul connected to his. When Caleb's lips were on mine, his hands circling my body, the world could explode and I would still be safe.

Eliza graduated from Dowling College with a BS in Visual Communications. When she’s not arguing with excel at her day job, or playing Dragon Age 2, again, she’s writing. Her YA stories hold a bit of the fantastical and there’s always a hot romance. She resides on Long Island with her husband, two kids and one very snuggly pit bull.

Her novels, Broken Forest and Wicked Path, are published by Curiosity Quills Press.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Review: Burning Blue by Paul Griffin

Synopsis: How far would you go for love, beauty, and jealousy?

When Nicole Castro, the most beautiful girl in her wealthy New Jersey high school, is splashed with acid on the left side of her perfect face, the whole world takes notice.

But quiet loner Jay Nazarro does more than that--he decides to find out who did it. Jay understands how it feels to be treated like a freak, and he also has a secret: He's a brilliant hacker. But the deeper he digs, the more danger he's in--and the more he falls for Nicole.

Too bad everyone is turning into a suspect, including Nicole herself.

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My Thoughts: I didn't think I would like this as much as I did but I found myself immersed in the pages and couldn't finish it fast enough. I guess I just went into it feeling like I "knew all the answers" about who done it and so forth but boy I was smacked in the face royally when the actual culprit is revealed! I totally did not see that one coming!

I figured it would be another "geek boy in love with high school princess" story but it was so much more. In fact it hardly had much romancy stuff in it. It was more a mystery of who done it and why which was very refreshing.

The characters were very down to earth every day folks which made them easy to relate to. I didn't think I would like Nicole because I figured she would be the basic obnoxious drama queen who only cared about how she looked and if she broke a nail it would be the end of the world but it was refreshing to find out how much she hardly cared about her looks and how mostly it was her mom who had always pushed her into doing beauty pageants and so forth.

The story is told from Jay's point of view with a few of Nicole's journal entries mixed in. Jay has always felt like an outsider or freak and knows how Nicole must be feeling about now because of losing her perfect appearance so he decides to do his own investigative work to figure out who the perp is. He soon realizes his job is not gonna be easy because almost everybody is a suspect meanwhile Nicole begins to have feelings for Jay because he is the first person in her life to seem to like her and be nice to her simply to be nice and not because she is beautiful or rich or whatever.

Very quick fun read!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Limited Edition Make-up Collection ~ One Direction

Created for—and inspired by—fans of the world's biggest band, this limited-edition beauty collection is fun, bold and a tad mischievous, just like ONE DIRECTION.

5 Limited Edition Tins are available (1 for each band member). Tins include:

Eye Shadows:
Nobody Compares- Metallic silver
Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink
Same Mistakes- Metallic mint
I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
Summer Love- Smokey purple haze
Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer

Eye Pencil:
I Want- True matte black

Lip Gloss:
Loved You First- Bubble gum pink
One Thing- Frosted pink ice
Irresistible- Shimmered pearl
Heart Attack- Creamy rose shine

Lip Gloss Top Coat:
Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle

Nail Varnish:
Stole My Heart- Magenta pink shimmer
Alive- Multi-coloured glitter flakes

These new sets are available in stores November 15th at:
Sears USA
Walmart Canada

See Liam working on the line and Niall looking through the line.

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I LOVE One Direction and was so excited to get to try out their make-up line. I was sent three tins with different guys on each one but the make-up is all the same in each tin. The only difference is the inside covers have different doodles and images and are each sporting the band members name. Each of the eye and lip colors are song titles from One Direction! I think that is so cool!

I enjoyed trying out the make-up and my favorite things in the tin were the top row of eye shadows and the glittery lip top coat. Everything was so simple and easy to apply and blend. Perfect for any One Direction fan or young person. I feel it would be best for folks just starting to experiment with make-up and not the more experienced.

I will have some of these wrapped and under the tree as gifts this year because they are just to cool and my girls are gonna love them for sure!

My favorite song by One Direction

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Scotties Tissue

A few friends and family ladies gathered round and we watched movies of all kinds including a few tear jerkers so naturally we was gonna need some tissues so I opted to bring along my box of Scotties. Not only was the packaging totally adorable cooed my friends but the tissues were really absorbent and soft. We were very impressed that they plant 3 trees for every one they use! Now that was something to brag about because I and my friends/family are really conscientious about the planet and preserving it as best we can.

I received a box of tissues for an honest review thanks to Smiley360 and Scotties

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Giveaway/Review What's In The Bible DVD Series Volume 10:

About the movie:
Volume 10: Jesus Is the Good News! / Run time: Approx 66 min

Let VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer and a bunch of hilarious new friends explain the entire Bible to your kids in this groundbreaking fast-paced and fun-filled DVD series. Includes TWO 25 minute episodes: God’s Perfect Timing - Buck Denver and crew learn about the 400 years between the Old and New Testaments and how Jesus arrives at just the perfect time & The Messiah Has Come! - Learn about the life and ministry of Jesus-how He died for us and rose again to launch the kingdom of God in the world and in us!

My Thoughts: I was so thrilled to get to review this video! It was informative and entertaining all at once! Just made learning about the Bible more fun and interesting especially for the kids. I hated for it to end. I wanted to hear more! I am totally gonna look into getting the whole set for my family! I loved this volume! Thank you Propeller Consulting, LLC for allowing me to review this!

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