Friday, 4 August 2017


Greetings! Happy Friday, in fact. 

Today I'm going to discuss with you the main reason for my absence: my binge-watching obsession with True Blood.

Now a little birdie might've told you that I have a binge-watching obsession with True Blood, however I like to think of it as scientific research- I'm watching this for you! To review #denial 

I feel like I need to point out: the current status of the show is 'legacy', as in there are no new episodes (it finished about five years ago, boo) but lives on.

So I wanted to see what all the fuss was about once I turned 18 (May. Yes, it's taken me three months to be three-quarters of the way through). True Blood was always, as made out my every Earthling I knew, this erotic vampire show that was so vulgar you couldn't watch it until you were either sexually active or eighteen. 

I'd watched a movie called What Maisie Knew and was exposed to the excellence of Alexander Skarsgard. My friend mentioned that the guy he plays in True Blood was the 'immortal opposite' of Lincoln (his character in What Maisie Knew).

I started season one with an open mind. I mean, I was still cynical, awry and perhaps even dismissive of vampires because of, well, TVD and Twilight and a bunch of books I've read. 
My first impressions were 'holy wackadoodle, 60 mins?!'
It was full of stereotypes, case in point:

  • Orphaned girl living with her gram-mama
  • Thick Louisiana accents and cultural stereotypes
  • Orphaned girl is a waitress
  • Womanizing brother
  • etc, etc, etc
One thing that could've improved would be the shitty storylines -_- #Sooric #theshipnameforJesusandLafayette
I guess what drew me to the show was that vamps had been living out of the coffin prior to the show and that it had hella humour. 
It was more funny! So funny. Yes, graphically sexual (HBO has a rep) but what isn't nowadays.
Yes, Eric is my fave but there's more to it than that! I feel like I've been glamoured to what this darn show religiously. It certainly is a guilty pleasure. 

Long story short, I'm currently on Season Five and have no intention to stop any time soon.

Also, I'm considering reading the books. What think you?

Friday, 23 June 2017

Where Have I Been? Hint: Addiction, Deadlines & Commitments

Hey guys!

So this is a particularly difficult post but I feel like I had to make it to explain my absence. 
The purpose of this post is to just aim to make sense of it all. 
Whilst I'm not going to directly address what actually went on, I'm sure you'll understand. 

These three words have cut through me over the last couple of months:
a d d i c t i o n
d e a d l i n e s 
c o m m i t m e n t s

I tried to resist my weaknesses but have accepted that they are molded inside of me. And that's fine. I wasn't strong enough to go thirty days sober; but I made it to 19. And that's something I applaud myself for everyday. 

That's where I've been. Trying to rid myself of something that's made up in my blood. 

There's just some things that can let go of you. I'm coming to terms with that. 

Now that that's out of the way, let's get down to business...

I made the intention to make more posts, not just of books but of lifestyle and beauty elements, too. 

I'm still going through with that. 
I'm still here. 

In fact, I'm going to aim to do two different posts, weekly. The aim is to always do one book post followed by a switch up of say, a makeup product, clothing, healthy eating post. Ya feel?

*I'm currently reading Bliss by Shay Mitchell

To quote Fall Out Boy...'If I can live through this, I can do anything'.

I'll see you very, very soon :)

Thursday, 18 May 2017


If there's one thing you must know about me, as a bookworm, is that I love my angels.
Novels about guys who end up being fallen angels? My kinda mind party

Pshhttttt, read this first to find out what the frick happened to release dates

I managed to watch the Fallen movie!! Literally it ended like two minutes ago. And boy, oh boy!

Okay so a quick background is that the book is based off of novel series by Lauren Kate. The series revolves around this girl named Luce and she is in love with a fallen angel (Daniel). Thing is, she doesn't know. 
There's more.
As a curse for Daniel not picking angels or demons, his love will die every lifetime once they find each other (technically, once their lips meet). Harsh, right?

It's a brilliant idea and the author plays out the idea really well. Check out my review of the book here

So the Fallen was hyped up on Twitter and Tumblr for a good year and a half. I followed all blogs and Twitter pages religiously, paying close attention to our cast:

  • Addilyn Timlin plays Lucinda. Her Twitter is a dry hoot and I followed her prolly a year ago and she's so sarcastic it's beautiful! Whilst I knew that side of her and hoped they'd incorporate that into Luce, she really acts as Lucinda very naturally. Her soft spoken voice definitely helps. And that pout..
  • Jeremy Irvine is Daniel and OHMG HE IS PERFECT FOR DANIEL! *clears throat, composes self* HeisareallytalentedactorwhoactedtremedouslyasDanielGrigoriandI'vebeeninlovewiththisonesinceWarHorse
  • Harrison Gilbertson was a great Cam. Not my ideal image, but great nevertheless. And in spite of me initially doubting him thanks to the badly photoshopped promo shoot, he delivered *and oozed* Cam's bad boy charm.
Overall, the movie was adorable but at the same time heartwrenching. But it fulfilled my book-movie needs so I'm good

What about you? Did YOU enjoy it?
Sound off below

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Beautiful Chaos by Robert M. Drake

I hope life is treating you well and if not, then you've come to the right place ;) *teethy grin*
That sounded quite cheesy -_-

But let me tell you what isn't cheesy- the fact that I've started obsessing over poetry! Yes me, an almost-19 year old, British, broken and bookish gal has started obsessing over poems =)

Here's my review of Beautiful Chaos by Robert M Drake..maybe you know him as 'rm drake' on Instagram

Goodreads blurb

This book employs the comparative method to understand societal collapses to which environmental problems contribute to the common youth and society as a whole. We all are broken and broken is its own kind of beautiful.

GENRE: Romance, Poetry
AUTHOR: Robert M Drake
SOURCE: Bought, paperback


First off, I love LOVE the last line of the blurb. 'We all are broken and broken is its own kind of beautiful'. That's probably what convinced me to just spontaneously buy it from Amazon.
Truth be told, the cover itself is compelling enough to 'judge' its greatness. Ooh! And let me tell you about the texture! It has that..nice feel. I can't actually explain it :/ but it's a good feel.

So this adorable yellow book is capable of many things. It made me feel not so alone. It also inspired me to do a little writing of my own. 

I read this in one sitting, prolly an hour. And I've re-read it about four times since then. 
Whilst initially wary of annotating and marking it with my swanky new Post-It Index stickies, I've done exactly that for the purpose of this review :)

All in all, nothing bad and critical can be said of poetry books. I mean, they're the authors'. There's no wrong or right...right?

That said, rm drake is a talented someone. The poems in here are something special. Cases in point:

  • So hear me,  soon enough we will meet again old friend. I will carry your soul in my heart. The same heart you helped me build

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH: Just One Spark by Jami Wagner + EXCERPT

Hey-ho!! I hope you're having a lovely Wednesday- I am, my Forever 21 order just arrived 😝
Today I'm going to be revealing the details, synopsis and an excerpt from Jami Wanger's new novel, Just One Spark. (I can't remember if I already released the excerpt last month, so I'm revealing it again for you XD)
Guess what? It's released today. 
And? Well that should be enough, but...there's a GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!! Whoopeeee. 

I'm honestly so, so excited for this one!

But first- a few things to consider:..
  • It is a New Adult novel (sowwy younger readers). 18 years and over please. 
  • It's a short, sweet read. On my Kindle it says under 200 pages
  • This is can be read as a standalone (I'm reading this one, then I'm gonna rewind from chronological order). The other novels in the Black Alcove series are:
Just One Kiss

Just One Night
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Just One Touch
Just One Moment

Just One Spark Synopsis:
34524564All Beth Moyer wanted was a one-night stand, an evening to relax and cut loose before she went to work at her new grown-up job. Instead, all she got was a few minutes that left her mortified and another reason why you can never trust a man.
Maverick Mitchell is ready to prove he’s learned from his mistakes and move forward. But before it’s time to buckle down, one last fling won’t hurt. Or so he thought. On the first day of his new start, the feisty redhead he met over the weekend is the first person he sees.
An office romance isn’t the smartest idea. Sneaking around is an even worse one, but neither can deny the fire that has sparked between them. Considering Beth and Maverick are competing for the same position and only one will be offered the job, they can only hope that every choice they’ve made doesn’t end up in flames.

HOW AMAZING DOES THIS SOUND??? Also, how hot are the cover stars???

Okay, here's the excerpt, in case you need further roping in 

Luke’s head tilts as he shrugs and then nods. “So, alone or doubles?” he asks me.  
“Beth.” She looks up at me. “Want to join me?” 
“No thanks,” she says simply. 
“Then what is it?” 
“I just don’t want to get in the water.” 
“I can bribe you.” I grin and wink at her. 
She copies my grin, crosses her legs, and leans back against the cushion of her seat. “You don’t know me well enough to know what I could want that badly.” 
“You can take the lead in the radio presentation,” I offer. I’m aware at this point that everyone is watching. After my last comment, even the boat slows to a stop. 
Beth just stares at me, her lips puckering and her eyes narrowing. I’m as shocked as she is that I said that. Taking the lead is a sign of where you stand against your peers, so letting her do that will give her the upper hand. I’m no idiot; I know she would be thrilled to have the spot. 
“I get the left side,” she says, standing. The girls do the same so I can lift the seat and hand out our life jackets. 
“I have to get a picture of this.” Sky digs around in her bag until she had her phone in her hand. Everyone is busting around now to get the tube ready and in the water as we strap on our jackets and decide who gets to hold the flag and who keeps an eye on the rope. “Beth, where’s your phone?” 
“I left it at the apartment,” she says. In the same way everyone went silent a minute ago, they do it again. 
I’m still looking at everyone, confused as shit to what’s going on, when the jet skis pull up.  
“What’s everyone—why do you all look like that? What happened?” Logan asks. 
“Beth didn’t bring her phone,” Sara says. 
Logan’s brow peaks and that’s when I finally ask, “Is that a bad thing?” 
“No, it’s just, I could show you pictures and pictures of group gatherings and every single one would show Beth on her phone. So, the fact she forgot it …” 
Now everyone is looking at me. I’m about to turn to Beth for clarification when her red hair flashes out of the corner of my eye and the next thing I know, she’s shoving me over the side of the boat.  
The water is chilly when it hits my body, and as I swim up to the surface to catch my breath, I hear the tail end of a very firm “got it” from Beth. Then she jumps in right next to me.  
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Jami Wagner Bio:
JAMI WAGNER was born in Wyoming. Still living in the Cowboy State, Jami and her husband are currently writing their own love story with their yellow Lab.
Jami enjoys writing New Adult and published her debut novella,Date in the Dark, in 2015. Her first full-length novel, Just One Kiss, was published in October 2015 and is the first book in her Black Alcove series. The next three in the series, Just One Night,Just One Touch, and Just One Moment are available now.
Visit and connect with Jami at, on Facebook at, on Twitter at @Jami_Wagner, or on Instagram at @JAMIWAGNER_.


This is all I've got for you today- byeee!! Love you lots and stay beautiful and bookish! Xoxo

Here are my links : (if ya interested)
I'm even giving you my email address (why not? #GoBigOrGoHome)

Comment below telling me which novel in this series is your fave aaandddd why :)
Remember to share this post to your friends and of course, PRE-ORDER THIS NOVEL!


Huuuuggggeeee thanks and cuddles to InkSlingerPR and Nazarea Andrews for 
providing me with the material needed, and the fantastical honour of being a part of
this release day launch. Huge lucks and congrats
to the author, Jami for this series as a whole- you
deserve it, girl. Hugs all around! 💜🍵
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017


Heeeeellooooo !!
Today I'm going to be sharing my new fave- and that's the CW's Riverdale. 

Quick background: It's loosely based on  the Archie Comics, but is literally great for everyone; fans, haters of the comics, all are welcome. 
The characters are pretty much dead on, everything, really except for..the mystery itself. Kinda

So we all know Archie's Weird Mysteries was all about your zombies, your vampires, your mysteries? Well this is different. Let's say it's actually more Gossip Girl than Archie. 
Is that a bad thing? Not at all. I mean, there's one recurring mystery that's annoyingly lingering throughout Season 1; and that's the murder of Jason Blossom. 

Whilst initially I felt like the show was trying to hard (faux-lesbian kiss, rich girl actually being humble, gay best friend of girl who has unrequited feelings for her neightbour...who just so happens to be a star football player and all around heartthrob, girl next door seeming perfect but actually maybe having some mental issues), I've swept them under the rug because they all come off in a quite authentic way. 

The one-liners are enough to burn me all the way to hell.

Oohh it's also got a bit of a Glee element with the music. 

I think this show centres around the cliched American high school things, which is great! I for one, as a Brit Chick, love these kinds of shows. 

Onto the cast:..

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Let's take a closer look at our Archie 👀
Yep, I'll leave this here! ;)
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I'd recommend giving the show a watch :)
Let me know if you're loving the show below and..
..Team Varchie or Barchie?? Or Beronica?
..What the heck is up with the parents?
..Is anyone else swooning over Juggy and Archies' fathers?

Here are my links : (if ya interested)
I'm even giving you my email address (why not? #GoBigOrGoHome)

Comment below telling me which novel in this series is your fave aaandddd why :)
Remember to share this post to your friends and of course, PRE-ORDER THIS NOVEL!


Huuuuggggeeee thanks and cuddles to InkSlingerPR and Jess

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

COVER REVEAL: Hidden Depth by Brenda Rothert


Happy Hump Day to everyone on this planet. If your week is as bleak as mine, then consider what I'm about to do a present to get you through it. 
As per the title, I'm going to be revealing the cover of Hidden Depths by Brenda Rothert!!
Here are a few things to consider:..
  • This book is a contemporary romance
  • It's a standlone novel 
  • Series: Hidden Depth (Lockhart Brothers, #4) by Brenda Rothert
  • This is Justin's novel #BabyLockhart <3
  • It's an adult novel, so all my younger peeps (under 18), this is a no-no...for now ;)
  • Release date: April 25th
  • Hidden Depths is now available for pre-order! Now! So. What are you waiting for? (links below)
Okay now that that's all out of the ready? Ready for the official cover? Keep scrollingggggg

Elle be looking fly as hell ❤__❤


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Book Blurb:

Prepare yourself!!!

I had it all. Breaking into the entertainment business as a teenager wasn’t easy. I spent years of my childhood traveling, auditioning and hoping my big break would come. And when I did, I rose to a level I never imagined. Elle Tyler: model, singer and actress. I couldn’t go anywhere without security anymore. It was everything I ever wanted and more - fame, fortune and worldwide recognition. At age twenty-four, I was living a dream. But a single act of violence shattered my fairytale existence. In a matter of seconds, all the goodness in me was ripped to shreds. Overnight, the people around me dropped away, moving on to find the next big thing. I gave up on myself, becoming a woman so dark and forlorn I no longer recognized myself. But the stranger who saved me that day, Justin Lockhart, never gave up on me. He still saw light through my darkness. And as we grew closer, I started to see it, too. And I also started to see that before that terrible day, maybe I didn’t really have it all. Maybe I was always missing the only thing that really matters.



Aesthetic or what, right?? I love the orangey-fall look. Yes, I'm aware we're in Spring but Fall remains in us all year round :)



BRheadshotBrenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.


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This is all I've got for you today- byeee!! Love you lots and stay beautiful and bookish! Xoxo

Here are my links : (if ya interested)
I'm even giving you my email address (why not? #GoBigOrGoHome)

Comment below telling me which novel in this series is your fave aaandddd why :)
Remember to share this post to your friends and of course, PRE-ORDER THIS NOVEL!


Huuuuggggeeee thanks and cuddles to InkSlingerPR and Jessica Estep for 
providing me with the material needed, and the fantastical honour of being a part of
this cover reveal. Hugs all around! 💜🍵
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