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Friday, February 7, 2014

Wow! Here we are in February already! This week's book is a sequel to the best splatterpunk book I've ever read.

  Another great, gory adventure from the brilliantly twisted mind of Ryan C. Thomas. This story is the sequel to The Summer I Died. In my opinion, TSID still reigns supreme but the sequel is still a fun, bloody read. What I like about the Roger Huntington saga is that his character is so well-developed...human, flawed and believable.

  If you're looking for a book where the hero gets the girl in the end, surrounded by puppies and rainbows, this isn't the book for you. However, if you'd love a ride full of thrills, heart thumping, wondering what's going to happen next when things just keep getting worse and worse for our leading man...then you've come to the right place. I am anxiously awaiting another installment!

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Hi everyone, This week's book was courtesy of NetGalley. It's a little irritating for me because these copies still have a lot of typos but the story itself was very enjoyable. Blood Orange SodaBlood Orange Soda by James Michael Larranaga
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There are so many vampire YA books out there that it was refreshing to read one with a twist. One in which the main character is a teenage boy. Darius is a Goth teenager dealing with a lot of the issues we all faced in high school, including a bully who makes life miserable for him. At the same time, he is taking Reds (a medication that the government supplies to keep people with vampire blood from turning into vampires.) So he is faced with the decision of deciding to go off the Reds or live life as a "Normal." He is also coming to terms with the fact that his mom is dying from an incurable disease. Should he go off the Reds and take "Blood Orange Soda"? It is an illegal drink that will help him speed up the process of transforming and give him a fighting chance at defeating this tormentor. I don't want to give the story away but I really enjoyed the characters, especially Darius. He is believable and just a normal kid, underneath all that "guyliner."

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Keep a look out for this's due to be released in March 2014.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Hi everyone, I know it's been a while but it's a new year and I have a huge list of books and products to review. Here's the first installment of the year... I recently read a book that was so much more than what it appears to be at first glance. Yes, it's a bloody story but the author gives the characters such depth that the gore almost becomes secondary. I loved this book. Here's my review: OK, this book WAS violent, bloody and gory but...there was so much more to it. The characters were well-developed and believable. Roger and Tooth are human, flawed and with a great desire to survive. It takes a talented author to be able to shock me AND move me. Ryan C. Thomas does both. This book is about the strength of the human spirit in the face of unrestrained brutality. I don't want to give away too much but this book is definitely worth reading. I could not put it down and, when I finished it, had to immediately download the sequel. Can't wait for the movie! I am currently working on Horns by Joe Hill (Stephen King's son.) I will review it when done!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I received a free Covergirl flipstick kit from The kit included 3 flipsticks in the following colors: Stunner, Vixen and Minx. The idea is to provide you with two colors in one stick. One is a matte color. The other is a lighter, glimmery shade which compliments the first color. This is supposed to give options so you can create daytime and nighttime looks. For example, wear the matte color to work and then you can add the glimmery shade to the center of you lower lip and the inside portion of your upper lip. This creates a more dramatic, pouty look. The colors are highly pigmented and last through drinks and meals. However, the formula is not moisturizing and I found that the flipsticks dried my lips causing them to peel. They were fun to play with but they are not as good as some other Covergirl products. I will not be purchasing any more of these lip colors. ***I received this product free for testing purposes from I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion.***

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Review for Sleep Number Bed:

I can honestly say that this bed felt like I was floating on a cloud. First, I tried the standard sleep number bed and found my sleep number (which is 30.) Then once I knew that number, I tried the bed with the memory foam over the air chambers. Instant heaven! It gave me support in all the right places and my back pain was instantly gone. I will definitely be purchasing a Sleep Number bed when it's time to replace my current mattress! Thx SLEEP NUMBER 4 my free CoolFit Pillow! I found my SLEEP NUMBER® setting, so should you! Enter for chance to win FREE SLEEP NUMBER® memory foam bed

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I received Glade Expressions free, in exchange for my honest review, as part of the BzzAgent program. The fragrance mist (Cotton & Italian Mandarin) is light and fresh. The "squeeze" spray makes it so easy to use.

I also got to try the diffuser in Fuji Apple and Cardamon spice. It was so warm and filled an entire room with its inviting scent.

I really liked that this fragrance collection has starter sets and refills that are reasonably priced. One more thing I'd like to mention is that the scents I sampled did not have a chemical smell. Loved these!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hi everyone! I know, I's been a while but life gets busy sometimes despite our best laid plans.  Here's my latest read.

I really enjoyed this book. It had a great twist on the whole zombie thing. These zombies are not flesh eaters but intelligent hosts to a fungus. This is a fungus that demands to be spread in its search for new hosts (an organic pesticide gone awry.) The story takes place in Florida and the residents of the quarantined area need to get to the border and be cleared.

You can imagine the chaos that ensues (looting, horrific traffic jams, lack of food and water, violence.) I really wanted to like the characters but their flaws (which do make them human) make them unlikeable. No loyalty or honor here.

The whole idea of airborne spores is completely frightening to me. So, despite the characters, the story is definitely worth reading.

I would definitely recommend this story to my fellow zombie fans out there.