Page Habit~~ My Very First Book Box!!!! :)

So I am super behind on life right now but I am so super excited about this book box that I got last week! 🙂 It is so fun! I have been wanting to try them out for the longest time and I am so stoked to finally have gotten one! 🙂

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So here it is! I chose the Romance Book Box from Pagehabit and OMG its so cool! 🙂 🙂 I had a coupon too which allowed me to get extra goodies!!!!

The first thing that I super duper loved was this awesome pillowcase!! My husband asked me if he could write silly names on it!!! ~~~Ummm no! 😉

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This was the featured book with lots of annotations by the author (Liora Blake) which is sooooooo cool!


 

The letter that the featured Author Liora Blake wrote!

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A short story!

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An extra book (from my coupon)

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The bookish goodies!

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Cutie patootie wolf snowglobe!

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Awesome pen! Super cute and actually works well!

 

Overall I love this company and will definitely be using it again!!! Next I am getting a Bookish Box from Cratejoy!!! I can’t wait! Stay tuned for that review!! In the meantime here is the link to Pagehabit!

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Review of Revlon Colorstay Brow Mousse

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YAY I finally got my makeup to review!!

 

 

So I received this product from Crowdtap to be reviewed. I was pretty excited about it because I have very small eyebrows. (thank goodness that I have never had to pluck or wax lol) Usually I use a light brown eye liner on my brows followed by a tad bit of foundation powder. So to say I was excited is an understatement.

So here I am all giddy about a new makeup product to only find out that its complete crap. I got it out of the container and it has a twisty thing on the bottom of it to make the color come out.

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Twisty end 😦

So I twisted……..and twisted………..and twisted and nothing….I thought maybe I had received a defective product. But then on maybe the 10th spin of the little thing a bunch starts to come out!

SOOOO I wipe off the mess and start again. This time it actually comes out a tiny bit with one rotation!

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The goop!

 

Ok so here I am back to being excited! Rub….rub….rub of the little applicator tip across my almost nonexistent eyebrow and nothing…. you have to hold it at several different angles to be able to get the color cream onto your eyebrow hair.

 

So finally I’m getting it good and then it starts to get kinda clumpy and a few tiny little almost dried out pieces start to fall off of my brows!!! AND at this point the skin on my eyebrows is hurting and raw!

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Super prickliness! 

The applicator is a very hard bristle applicator. One that you would typically find on a mascara wand. It would be perfect for mascara but not eyebrows lol! The color really is beautiful and it goes well with fair skin which is what I have, but it is not worth the damn hassle! Go buy an eyebrow pencil it would be money better spent than on this wand!

 

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Pretty Brown color! That’s the only good thing about this product!

 

I DO NOT RECOMMEND!

“The Fifth Petal” ~Brunonia Berry~ Review

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Synopsis:

Could a witch hunt happen again in Salem?

For readers of Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of WitchesNew York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader Brunonia Barry returns to Salem with this spellbinding new thriller, a complex brew of suspense, seduction and murder.

When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty, wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem’s most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed “The Goddess Murders,” in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed on Halloween night in 1989. He finds unexpected help in Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims newly returned to town. Neither believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, respected local historian, is guilty of murder or witchcraft.

But exonerating Rose might mean crossing paths with a dangerous force. Were the women victims of an all-too-human vengeance, or was the devil raised in Salem that night? And if they cannot discover what truly happened, will evil rise again?

Author:

Brunonia Barry is the New York Times and international best selling author of The Lace Reader and The Map of True Places. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She was the first American author to win the International Women’s Fiction Festival’s Baccante Award and was a past recipient of Ragdale Artists’ Colony’s Strnad Fellowship as well as the winner of New England Book Festival’s award for Best Fiction and Amazon’s Best of the Month. Her reviews and articles on writing have appeared in The London Times and The Washington Post. Brunonia co-chairs the Salem Athenaeum’s Writers’ Committee. She lives in Salem with her husband Gary Ward and their dog, Angel. Her new novel, The Fifth Petal will be released by Penguin Random House/Crown in January 2017.

Review:

This book had me intrigued! This cover is gorgeous and it has a great synopsis! I am also a sucker for anything historically related to the Salem witch trials. I also received this book right after Halloween so I was already in that spooky mood lol!

I had a hard time with this book though, there were a lot of characters and a whole lot of history that the author puts into this book. I found myself stumbling over several passages throughout the book because I had to stop and think about who that specific person was. There were A LOT of characters, which makes it hard to keep interested in the book.

The premise of the story is fantastic and it was a good read… but the amount of characters really killed it for me. AND they flip flop back and forth between present and the past. I know that is part of the story but it really makes it hard to concentrate on where the story is going. I do love the main characters, I think they are integral to the whole story but they get lost in the sea of other characters. The tell a side story of one of the main characters Rafferty (the police chief), which they could have completely done without and it still would have been a good story.

I liked this book  but it is not one that I will recommend. I think the author just tried to add too much into the story and it got a bit jumbled. Good story but not great execution.

Available at the links below if you want to check it out!

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“The Outpost” ~Devney Perry~ Review!!

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Synopis:

Trapped in his tiny mountain cabin, she didn’t expect to fall for his big heart.

Exposing a prominent criminal family with an investigative news report didn’t exactly work out the way Sabrina had hoped. Instead of basking in the glory of her article’s success, she’s on the run from a powerful man who wants her dead. To stay safe, she’s forced to trade one bad situation for another. Stuck in the Montana wilderness, she’s secluded from anything resembling civilization or the modern-day world. The only good thing about her situation is the gorgeous mountain man assigned to protect her. Too bad he isn’t the slightest bit interested in a city girl like her.

Beau likes his life quiet and simple. Give him a peaceful day hiking in the woods with his dog, and he’s a happy man. He has no use for large crowds, noisy cities or dramatic women. So when a hotshot reporter rolls into town, dragging her big-time problems with her, he should have run for the hills. Instead, he volunteered to keep her safe. Bringing her into his world won’t be easy, but if he can convince her that Montana isn’t as terrifying as she believes, they might just be the perfect match.

Author:

Devney lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories.

Review:

This a fantastic book! It is the 4th book in the Jamison Valley series, but you do not have to read the prior books to understand this book! It is a standalone book! I have not read the others in the series but I plan to read them post-haste! This is one of the best books that I have ever read!! It grabs your attention from the very first page and holds it til the very end. It left me wanting more! I can’t wait to read the other books in this series!

The story of Beau and Sabrina is a very unique one. They are such amazing characters!  Sabrina is a fantastic journalist, she puts her career above everything else.  Her career has now gotten her into trouble with the Russian mafia. She is beaten and bruised and barely escapes with her life. Where does she go?? She goes to Montana, to seek refuge with her best friend. Instead she finds refuge with the sexiest piece of outdoorsy man meat she’s ever seen….This sexy piece of man candy is named Beau. AND OMG is he the most drool worthy,  caring, loving man I have ever read about. He is the sweetest thing ever! Seriously he will make you swoon and you will find yourself daydreaming about him and those giant muscles 😉 (I get a THOR vibe lol!!)

I’m not usually a huge fan of this style of books (50 Shades of Grey was the worst book I have ever tried to read) but this book was outstanding! The characters felt real to me, they were emotional and beautiful. Their story is one that I will never forget and I encourage you to read this book. The author has a way with words that I have never seen before. I truly felt like I was in this tiny little town in Montana….I was in that tiny cabin with Sabrina as she worked through her problems….. her sadness, loneliness, anger, happiness and the love that she found with Beau. It is a true piece of art!

This story was truly magical. Not only was it a romance, it was suspenseful. I was not expecting things to happen as they did. But with every twist in the story the outcome was that much more fulfilling! Fantastic read that I hope you will go get a copy of!!! Right now! Go do it!!!

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“The Outpost” by Devney Perry is out today!!!

The Outpost by Devney Perry is out now! Check out the release day festivities and be the first to read this sexy new romance from Devney—grab your copy today!

Title: The Outpost

Author: Devney Perry

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About The Outpost:

Trapped in his tiny mountain cabin, she didn’t expect to fall for his big heart.

Exposing a prominent criminal family with an investigative news report didn’t exactly work out the way Sabrina had hoped. Instead of basking in the glory of her article’s success, she’s on the run from a powerful man who wants her dead. To stay safe, she’s forced to trade one bad situation for another. Stuck in the Montana wilderness, she’s secluded from anything resembling civilization or the modern-day world. The only good thing about her situation is the gorgeous mountain man assigned to protect her. Too bad he isn’t the slightest bit interested in a city girl like her.

Beau likes his life quiet and simple. Give him a peaceful day hiking in the woods with his dog, and he’s a happy man. He has no use for large crowds, noisy cities or dramatic women. So when a hotshot reporter rolls into town, dragging her big-time problems with her, he should have run for the hills. Instead, he volunteered to keep her safe. Bringing her into his world won’t be easy, but if he can convince her that
Montana isn’t as terrifying as she believes, they might just be the perfect match.

Get Your Copy Today!

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Exclusive Excerpts:

“Bryce,” the producer called from behind the row of cameras. “We’re all set.”

“Thanks.” She waved over the hair and makeup team. My blond hair got fluffed and placed while her skin was dusted and blushed. With both of our lips recolored, we settled in for the interview. The cameraman gave us his countdown and then Bryce did her introduction before turning to me.

“You’ve had quite the year, Sabrina. Just a little over one year ago, you wrote an article for The Seattle Times that shut down the biggest gun-smuggling operation on the upper West Coast. Then you disappeared for six months, only to reemerge as a best-selling romance novelist. You’ve just won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting and I’ve heard that there are talks of making your book into a blockbuster. How does it feel to have reached such success in your career?”

“Thank you. It’s been wonderful, albeit very busy.” I smiled and glanced at my lap to hide the flash of pain that crashed through my heart. Nothing about my successes gave me joy. Talking about my accomplishments just reminded me of how much I had lost.

“You’ve made some major achievements since you came back to Seattle,” Bryce said. “Most journalists, including this one, would kill to be in your position. How does it feel?”

I gave her my rehearsed answer. “It’s been incredible. Surreal, really. I’m still in shock at how much has happened over the last year.”

“I can imagine.” She flipped to a new note card. “Let’s talk more about the article.”

My cheerful face belied my true feelings. I was miserable on this television set. I was exhausted from talking about that damn article. I was done having people fuss over its success.

Everyone thought it was the article that had changed my life.

It wasn’t.

It had been the six months I’d spent in Montana.

It had been the six months I’d spent with him.

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About the Author:

Devney lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories.

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“SAVAGE: The Awakening of Lizzie Danton” ~L.A. FIORE~ Cover Reveal!

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Title: Savage: The Awakening of Lizzie Danton
Author: L.A. Fiore
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2017
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They call him a monster. 

Pale blue eyes as cold as ice that see right through you.  
He’s hard. 

He’s damaged.
 He’s dangerous. 

He lives in a castle fit for a fairy tale, but he’s no prince. 

He’s savage. 

He’s brutal.
 He’s a killer. 

By an act of fate, our worlds collide. 

They call him a monster, but he is my salvation. 

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Inkitt launches a free program to help you turn your idea into a novel within 30 days

Have you ever thought about writing a novel? There are millions of people in the world who have ideas floating around in their heads that they want to write down but never find the time.

Inkitt, the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, will be launching their first ‘Writers Write Program’  on November 1st to help you turn your idea into an original novel. The 30-day program is completely free and filled with special benefits such as:

  • Free, 30 min private sessions with professional writing coaches (including the editor of The Martian)
  • Events and tips with bestselling authors like Andy Weir, Lauren Kate, and Gayle Forman
  • A variety of community features such as the choice to get a writing buddy who you can exchange manuscript feedback with


“Our intention is to enlarge the writing community by encouraging more people to become writers,” said CEO of Inkitt, Ali Albazaz. “The program is completely free so for us this isn’t about making money; it’s about encouraging talented and committed writers to keep going and finish what they started.”

If you are serious about taking on the challenge or want to finish (or start!) a manuscript then make sure to get your spot in the program now. There is less than a week left before it starts.

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“The Leftover” Brooke Williams – Review

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Synopsis:

Megan Malone is the ultimate homebody. When her sister talks her into going on The Leftover, a local version of the TV show Survivor, she isn’t sure she’ll make it past the first vote. Cane Trevino is nursing a broken heart by joining the show as a medic. With time away from his regular job and a dozen contestants to distract him, he hopes he can finally get over the woman he thought was “the one.

Author:

Brooke Williams is a stay-at-home mom/freelance writer/author. Brooke is a former radio announcer and producer who also did a brief stint as a TV traffic reporter. Now, she writes novels as well as articles, blogs, and copy for clients on a freelance basis.

 

Review:

This is a fantastic book! It swept me away from the very first page! This author definitely knows how to reel you in! The characters are fun and personable but yet they have a depth to them that makes you want to know everything you can about them!

Megan is a shy girl that you can’t help but love! She is so scared to be a part of the Leftover show but she is excited about getting herself out there and once she does watch out world there is no stopping her! She is a fighter, someone you can’t help but root for. When she catches the eye of the sexy medic Cane, sparks fly and things start to happen that she would have never dreamed of. They could be a cute couple but she is scared and in the middle of a competition! Whatever will she do! I can’t tell you that, you have to read it for yourself!

The way that the author writes this book, it is more like watching a survivor show than actually reading it! That’s how I felt too! The way that Megan describes each of her competitors is funny and endearing. You will begin to love certain characters and go through their strife with them as well as begin to hate a couple of the conniving characters. You will love to hate them! It is fun and fascinating. It is sweet and hopeful. It is a story of finding oneself and growing, but it is also a sweet little romance story! I loved everything about this book!

With so many characters I thought that I would get lost but I really didn’t! It flowed and written very well! This author is now on my “find more books by this author” list! 🙂 😉

LOVED IT!! GO READ IT NOW!!! Let me know if you loved it too!

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#blogtober Fail….

So at the beginning of the month I decided I would take on the challenge of #blogtober. A blog post a day for the entire month of October… Sounds simple right???

Well first of all I am a mom….and things happen like all the time, every day. First my hubby gets sick and brings home his yucky germs to my children. Then my children get sick not all at once of course but one…then another and finally the last one…. Then once I think all of the germs are gone I get it. So now my hubby feels better he is back to school, two of my kids feel better and are back at school. Now I am stuck at home feeling like death with a hyped up 4 year old that is bored out of his mind because Mommy doesn’t feel like playing.

Then after this cold of death swept through our house it became birthday party time for my middle son… YAY! Not so much…. I despise having birthday parties (I know that makes me sound like a horrible mom), but seriously it is so much work to have ZERO people RSVP. Not knowing who is coming or not coming…did I make enough cake…etc…. Seriously, I love my kids and the joy that they get out of these parties but I don’t enjoy hosting them!

Then after the birthday party I lost a filling in my tooth (boo to dental work!), which you know costs a million dollars for them to mutilate your gums and fix it. Then here is my birthday (yesterday the 25th), where the hell did that come from?? With the mantra being am I so old all day……waaahhhhhhhh…..sad sap story! Now we have fall break and teacher conferences tonight a full weekend and then Halloween! I am still not finished with the costumes! Almost there but omg this has been a crazy ass month!

Unfortunately, being a mom and wife things happen and as much as I hate it, I failed at #blogtober…..But you know what that is OKAY! Sometimes we just need to take a break…because if I would have tried to cram blogging into an already crazy day after being sick and just wrestling with life I think I would have gone completely crazy!

I love blogging and I love interacting with ALL of you! But sometimes life just gets too hectic and things become blurred and Monday turns into Friday and you’re not sure what happened! But it is OKAY! A big thank you to everyone who has followed me this month!

Anyone else have a #blogtober fail!?!?! Besides me?!?!?