Monday, 26 November 2012

Bad Moon Rising by Frances Di Plino review


As a member of a Facebook Writer's/Publishers site and an
aspiring author myself , I posted asking if anyone wanted me to
read and review their books and that I post my review on
our Blog and almost instantly I received several offers to read
and review and I accepted them with gratitude and eager
anticipation.

 This is a review of the first brilliant book I was generously
given to read and what a fantastic book it turned out to be. 
Frances Di Plimo is a first class author who has produced
 a first class novel in 'Bad Moon Rising'. If you like a good
murder story that is solid and believable you'll LOVE this
one.

This novel is brilliantly executed and very well paced throughout 
with characters who come across as real as you and I. Each
of the main characters all have their own sub plots running 
throughout the book some more detailed than others, but they
help bring the book to life. Combined with scenes that are
described in such perfect graphic detail, the whole book paints
 a visual picture in the minds eye at the turn of each page. The story
revolves around the brutal murder and rape (yes in that order) of
prostitutes at the hands of a twisted and demented soul who
believes he is acting on behalf of God and Jesus. That's all I am
going to say as I don't want to give any more of  this superb
plot away.


'Bad Moon Rising' is a classic 21st century Detective Novel.
A top notch murder mystery, full of sinister religious undertones
and twists cleverly interwoven throughout and combined with
well crafted dialogue it makes this book very difficult to put
down.


But don't just take my word for it. Go and get 
'Bad Moon Rising'
by
Frances Di Plimo
and read it and enjoy it. You won't be disappointed.

You can purchase this book through Amazon on:
Kindle 77p
Paperback  £7.19

Monday, 19 November 2012

Ginger lemon drizzle cake





Ingredients
60g Butter
125g Golden syrup
2 tbsp Black treacle
100g Plain flour
25g Self raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp Ground ginger
1 tsp Mixed spice
100g Castor sugar
125 ml Milk
1 Egg

For Glaze
2 tsp Lemon juice
2 tbsp Golden syrup

For Icing
Icing sugar
Lemon juice

Preheat oven to 170c/Gas 4
Mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.



Add the golden syrup and treacle and stir well.



Add the remaining ingredients and mix until all combined



Add the mixture to a greased and floured loaf tin.



Bake in the oven for 50-55 mins or until a skewer inserted 
into the centre come out clean. 

Add the lemon juice and golden syrup to a saucepan and
heat gently for 3-4 mins.

Prick the top of the hot cake with a skewer and pour the glaze
over the cake  


Leave in the tin too cool for 5-10 mins before turning out
onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Mix a small amount of icing sugar with a little lemon juice
and drizzle over the cake.


Home School Your First Grader by Beth Jones Review




We were asked if we would like to review this book,
and as we home school our 9 year old son we thought it
to be a great idea, especially as we are quite new to the 
Home schooling world.

It is a very well written book. That is clear and concise in a 
friendly and reassuring way and gives a very positive attitude
to home schooling your child.

The book also does a great job at answering just about all
commonly asked questions, fears and concerns parents may have
about the world of home education. Including suggestions on how
 to get the most from your child by letting them feel as though they
have some 'control' over their home education from letting them pick
out writing materials, folders, arts and craft materials to helping to
create their lesson plans and where in the house they would feel
most comfortable to do their studies.

The book does also offer helpful suggestions for different lessons
too, including Science related subjects such as the things around us.
Ideas such as camping, nature hikes, laying on a blanket with your 
child and watching the clouds drift by or even watching the stars 
at night.

Advice is offered to parents who wish to home school, but have
toddlers running around the house, or may even have a new born
to cater too. It works for everyone.

All in all this is a friendly and informative book that will hopefully put
your mind at ease should you decide, like us, to enter the fun 
world of Home Schooling.

You can purchase this book from Amazon on
Paperback £3.69
Kindle £2.58

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for
 free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or 
services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Saturday, 10 November 2012

The London Perfume Company Review


I was a little unsure what to expect when I agreed to review
The London Perfume Company website and as soon as I checked
out the home page  I knew I was going to enjoy the experience.

Thanks to the 'clean' neutral colour scheme of the background, 
attention is focused on the products and the literature and not
on a bright and busy background that may cause distraction.

The home page has all the ingredients needed to
allow potential customers to navigate their way
around the web site in a relaxed informative way.
There is a four page animated advert displaying
special offers,delivery, payment methods and of
course Perfume.

There is also a product search bar, as well as a site
contents list, and access to 'Our Best Sellers' range.
Also there is are sub-headings for different catagories
such as For Her, For Him a drop down menu bar for
the different and exciting  brands available on the site.
A Gift set section and of course a special offers section.

If you are wanting to know about the company, there is the usual
'About us' page which tells of the company's pledge to a 100%
customer commitment. There is even a 'Recruitment Page'
explaining what the company expects their staff to deliver
to the customer.

The Blog page is brilliant and contains fabulous deals, competitions
and of course offers advice to the customer.

All in all the London Perfume Company website is brilliant,
customer orientated and very easy to navigate.

Go on take a look for yourself here.


Friday, 9 November 2012

Models Own Top Turquoise Review




Models Own Top Turquoise

I was a little unsure if I would like this colour. The odour was 
not strong and was very easy to apply with a brush the length
 of my nails. I was surprised that it was quick drying leaving a 
glossy turquoise on my nails. I applied 3 coats which lasted
 on my nails for a week.

Having now seen it on my nails I LOVE this colour. 












Monday, 5 November 2012

Touching Evil -Amber Garr Review and giveaway




It is a story that is made up from the classic ingredients
that are required to produce a thoroughly enjoyable fast 
paced book with unexpected twists and turns that
Amber Garr has honed to perfection.

The heroine of the book Leila Marx is also the narrator so the 
story is seen through her eyes,experiences and reactions to 
events that unfold on every page.

From the very first page, the story is already at running pace.
What starts out as an apparently brilliant crime story in it's own
right, is unexpectedly turned on it's head with a supernatural twist.
The idea really does work well and is perfectly seamless.

Each character is well written, solid and believable.
As is every descriptive scene and situation. Keeping you
glued and wanting to turn the page to see what happens
next.

All in all 'TOUCHING EVIL' is a well written, 
murder mystery/supernatural story. Full of humour,
horror, suspense and looks at Supernatural characters
in a different light......
It has been an absolute pleasure to read and review this book.

To purchase this book on amazon:
Kindle
Paperback

or you can purchase via smashwords here



With one touch, Leila can see it all.

Leila Marx is trying to put her life back together after her fiancĂ© is murdered. When Detective Garrick Pearson enlists her help with a difficult case, she is thankful for the distraction and the opportunity to use her talents as a touch clairvoyant. Leila and Garrick quickly delve into the mystery behind a series of missing teenage girls and mummified corpses while discovering their own growing attraction to each other. 

Conner Hoffman is an intriguing lawyer and striking half-demon who enters Leila’s life unexpectedly.  Although her visions are terrifying, she is fascinated by his charm and his legacy. When it becomes evident that the murders are linked to a paranormal event, Conner introduces Leila to a world unbeknownst to ordinary society. She suddenly finds herself immersed in supernatural politics, sorcery, and danger as she becomes the killer’s next target. 

Staying alive will mean relying on friends, accepting the unbelievable, and trusting in her heart again.

Visit Amber's website to read an excerpt, watch the trailer, and meet the characters.


About the author:
Amber Garr spends her days conducting scientific experiments and wondering if her next door neighbor is secretly a vampire. Born in Pennsylvania, she lives in Florida with her husband and their furry kids. Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain that she has a supernatural sense of smell. Amber is a Royal Palm Literary Award Winner, the author of The Syrenka Series trilogy and The Leila Marx Novels, and when not obsessing over the unknown, can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie.





Contact Amber:
Website:
http://www.ambergarr.com


Blog: http://ambergarr.blogspot.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amber-Garr/232359720165110?sk=wall
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5374297.Amber_Garr
Email: amber@ambergarr.com


In celebration of the release, Amber is holding a giveaway!
Open to everyone. Yeah!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Lush t shirts - Funny fashion T-shirts Review



We were given two t-shirts by Lush t-shirts to review 
one male with "Under new management Just married"


Modeled by Dylan

and one female with "Born to shop"


Modeled by Kayleigh
You can purchase these T-shirts here

These are just a couple of the hundreds of designs Lush has to offer.
 Their T-shirts are made from 100% soft cotton and are very soft to the
 touch. Even after washing they still held their shape, colour and softness.
 The t-shirts come in a choice of colours.... black, white, blue etc.

They don't only offer funny t-shirts, they do slogan t-shirts, retro t-shirts, 
geek t-shirts and pop culture inspired tees. They regularly update designs
so you are always spoilt for choice.

As if that was not enough they do Custom t-shirt printing, hoodies, 
thongs and fashion tote bags and if you are planning on having a 
Hen or Stag night and you want amusing tees for your guests or a
fun and funky christmas present Lush t-shirts is the place to visit.

The hoodies can also come with printed slogans such as 
'I'm with stupid.' with an arrow pointing up to the face of the wearer.

They also offer free delivery when spending over £50