(Upcoming Release) Chips In a Bag by Margaret Kelleher!

Hello everyone! Hope everyone had an awesome weekend and to all the great fathers out there, I sincerely hope you had an equally awesome Father’s Day! 🙂

I’m here to talk to you guys about an upcoming release that I think some of you might enjoy. So, here we go muchachas & muchachos!(.. And unicorns!)

 

Title: Chips In a Bag (Classy Mr Murray)

Publisher: Orla Kelly

Author: Margaret Kelleher

Pages: 326

Genre: Romance, Mystery

Release Date: June 19th 2018

Synopsis: In the shadow of heartbreak, new love blooms under the giant Irish sky.
It’s been decades since the Brandon Lodge was at its peak: the idyllic background for many Irish summers and the romantic seeds its planted. Thirty years ago, this iconic landscape was the backdrop for a chance meeting between Clodagh Kenny and James Murray. It was there that they fell in love–and fell prey to heartbreak.
Years later, the site of the lodge has fallen under new management, and those who once loved it have returned in order to restored it. Now a successful knitwear designer, Clodagh has found herself a solid businesswoman with a lovely daughter whom she has raised as her own. Looking to create a fresh start in the newly developed Brandon Lodge Enterprise Park, Clodagh seeks to plant the seeds of new birth in the land of her past mistakes. Elsewhere, James is busy ascending the corporate ladder, only to find that no matter how far he climbs–he cannot escape the past.
When their new lives become entangled once again–Clodagh and James must reconcile the past if they ever hope to become lucky in love once more.

Here’s also a book trailer for y’all to check out!

And here’s where you can purchase the novel:

Kindle Store

Amazon (paperback & hardcover)

Barnes & Noble/ Nook

Kobo

 

 

Hope you guys check it out if you can. Take care!

XOXO, Gigi. 🙂

 

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(Book Review) Eternity’s War by Ruben Stelliswolfe

Hola mis amores! Hello my loves! I’m here with another book review, this time on Eternity’s War by Ruben Stelliswolfe! (Disclaimer: This book was free on Amazon here in the U.S. These opinions are my own.)

Pages: 193

Genre: Sci-Fi

About the author:

”Hey there! I’m Ruben, a writer and coffee addict from Melbourne, Australia, currently staying in Boston. When I’m not writing, I love to surf, binge-watch Netflix, and travel the world with my partner.

I’m a big sci-fi geek, and love all things Marvel and Star Wars. My debut series, Eternity’s War, is a cyberpunk technothriller and Amazon bestseller, and the first of many other series to come. I have plans for many, many books.

In fact, my goal is to write 100. And then 1,000. I have a whole world to build, so why not? 🙂

If you ever want to chat about the geeky ways, feel free to say hey! It’s always great to make new friends and meet new fans.”- via his website

He’s also bi which, YEEEES. 

Synopsis: “The #1 Bestselling Amazon series

When one can live forever, how would you spend your eternity? Who would you save? Who would you kill?

Time is running out for Skye and White Shadow. The newly elected President must be executed before he damages Athenia any further. The inauguration looms, as does a new era of chaos for the already corrupt nation.

Little do they know that Nikolai and Black Dawn have plans of their own for fixing the country: by controlling the President’s every move, doing whatever it takes, and sacrificing whoever necessary, to ensure he comes into power.

But both factions are being monitored by the Tianzu, an all-powerful clan who will stop at nothing to keep the peace, even if that means killing those who stand in their way.

All three have their own vision for a perfect world. But in an eternal war, there can be no victor …

A fast-paced action adventure book reminiscent of X-Men, Game of Thrones, and shounen manga, Eternity’s War is a gripping cyberpunk technothriller featuring vengeful assassins, dark corporations, relentless vigilantes, and government conspiracies. The first book in the series, it explores the human condition and questions our ideals.”

rating: 4/5 stars

My review:

I actually really enjoyed this book! Mainly towards the middle/end. At first the characters weren’t really speaking to me in any way but, slowly I started to get invested in them. Also the imagery in this book is insane! There’s a villain named Nikolai and another one named Night and holy shit.  They’re quite possibly the most unsettling pair of characters I’ve ever read. They’re just exquisitely written, there’s no other way to put it. Nikolai especially had this eerie, calm yet monstrous and calculating vibe to him. He was honestly terrifying.

As for White Shadow, like I said above, at first I wasn’t really invested in them. I guess because plopping  the characters and the action right from the start is kind of a hit or miss for me. For the most part I need a back story of the characters right from the start in order to get invested in a character. Especially in a goal such as killing someone which is obviously really extreme.

The synopsis says ‘it explores the human condition and questions our ideals.’ And I have to say it definitely does. There’s so many differing opinions yet they all have more or less the same goal which I thought was interesting. And even in the political climate that we’re living in right now here in the U.S, herd mentality and free will is an important topic to talk about. Political climate aside, we have people tearing each other apart over simply differing opinions. 

What’s also interesting that while White Shadow go through a tragedy 3 months before the book events take place,and the whole group is fractured because of their own grief and not knowing where to place that grief. Basically to the point where they can no longer function as a group. Yet, they stay together because of that one goal they have in common. And because deep down, they know they have to stick together. This book really makes you think about people’s actions- and your own- and abou t what’s morally correct. And that may not mean the same thing for everyone.

In short, while I haven’t read the whole series yet, I definitely recommend this book if you want some action, if you want to think about the actions of humans and whether or not they fit into your standards of morality, no matter the goal. 

And that’s it y’all! Thank you for sticking around reading my rambles. You’re a champ! 

Till next time! XOXO, Gigi. 

 

Review: Pulse by Danielle Koste

Random Melon Reads

Title Pulse
Author Danielle Koste
Genre Science Fiction, Paranormal
Format Kindle Edition
Page Length 291
Publication Date 01 Jan 2018
Publisher Self Published
Read Date Jun 2018
Recommended Yes
Synopsis
When she’s presented with the chance to work on a top secret project fronted by her idol, renowned virologist Dr. Margot Miller, Rowan signs her life away without second thought. The realization she’s gotten in over her head comes only after the subject of their study is revealed: a boy with a bad attitude and an uninhibited taste for human blood.

He’s a medical anomaly. Having the ability to crush metal with his bare hands and hear a heartbeat from across the room, it would make Rowan’s career if she was the one to discover what made him so unusual.

Easier said than done, with a subject who prefers snapping necks over answering questions.

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Books I’ve Read in 2018(So far…)

Hola mis amores! Hello my loves! I’m coming at you with all books I’ve read (some I dnf’d but I’m still gonna include them) in 2018.. So far. And I figured it would be nice to compile all my reviews in one post. So.. Buckle up, buttercups!

1. image.jpeg 3/5 stars. I did a review on this book.

 

2.image4/5 stars. Review here

 

3. image.jpeg DNF’d it but I do have a review !

 

 

 

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image 4/5 stars. Review here !

 

5.image.jpeg DNF. Review here !

 

6. image 4.5 stars. Review here!

 

7.   image  5/5 stars. Review here!

 

8.  image 1/5 stars. It was spectacularly lackluster so I didn’t have anything to say about it.

 

9.image.jpeg   4/5 stars. Review here!

 

10. image.jpeg 3/5 stars. Review here !

 

11. image 4/5 stars. Review here !

 

12. image 4/5 stars. Review here !

 

13. image 3/5 stars. Review here !

 

14. image 3/5 stars. Review here !

 

15. image 4/5 stars. Review here !

 

16. image.jpeg 3/5 stars. Review here !

 

17. image.jpeg  3/5 stars. Review here !

 

18. image 2/5 stars. Review here !

 

19. image 5/5 stars. Review here !

 

20. image  DNF. Review here !

 

21. image.jpeg DNF. 

 

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 3/5 stars. Review here !

 

23. image 4/5 stars. Full review coming soon!

And that’s all for today! I have 3 or 4 reviews coming within the next few days so be on the lookout for those. 

Adios! Xoxo, Gigi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*NSFW*(Book Review) The Angel by Tiffany Reisz

Hola mis amores! Just wanted to come real quick and give you my thought on the 2nd book in the Original Sinners series. Ya girl doesn’t take  notes LOL. So, while my thoughts are fresh, here we go..

Disclaimer:  this book does involve bdsm(like, hardcore), contains mentions of rape,child abuse, homophobia, among other sensitive topics so, just be warned. Also, this post probably won’t be too long considering I’m pretty eh about this book, except  for 2 or 3 things. And, as usual, WATCH OUT FOR SPOILERS, KIDS.

I didn’t hate this book but, I didn’t love it as much as the 1st book. It honestly felt like a filler novel more than anything. (3/5 stars) Which, to me is completely weird for that to happen so early in the series.

Now, going into this book I definitely think you do have to have an open mind. Not in order to excuse any of the actions of the characters- which are sometimes indefensible. Especially in Soren’s case- but, to just take the novel for what it is. I think you might be left asking yourself whether or not some people deserve some kind of redemption or not. 

Let me just get the things I didn’t like outta the way first. First on the list is Soren. I still think he’s a gross, manipulative and gas lighting-not to mention controlling predator- pig. I don’t care how much the other tries to disguise it as him loving Nora. Not to mention he’s completely arrogant. And the pull he has on her is just disturbing. Being grateful for the good things someone has done for you, doesn’t outweigh the bad. And I’m so sick and tired of bdsm novels involving super duper damaged individuals, as if that’s the only reason someone would want to be a part of the bdsm community. Some people are just fucking kinky, ladies and gents.

The whole plot involving Suzeanne and Soren. Just.. Why? First off I felt like she was just plopped into the story out of nowhere. And then she starts having this super weird and annoying attraction to Soren. As if he’s just completely irresistible to everyone and I just don’t get the appeal. And her non relationship with her ex that honestly just made him look pathetic, and her like a bitch who loved the fact that he can’t stay away. I did like that she was able to get closure about what happened with her brother. But, again.. Weird and unnecessary. Every time I had to read about her I’d dread it but I had to read because I’d lose context. But she was boring, not very likable and unnecessary. 

I think that’s all for the shit I didn’t like, lol. Moving on. 

NORA. FREAKING NORA I LOVE HER SO MUCH. I relate to Nora so much in the sense that she’s not very comfortable with being very in touch with her emotions and she always likes to keep herself in check. But when she loves, she won’t necessarily tell you, she’ll show it to you in her actions. Ugh, I just love her sadistic sarcastic and witty ass. MARRY ME NORA. 

Another one I’d get on my knees for(and propose to, don’t be naughty you perverts.) is Griffin. Oh my god he’s so sexy and such a sweetheart I love him so so much. He’s right up there with Nora for me. He attac and he definitely protec. He’s raunchy and seductive but he’s also loving and protective. 

My dear sweet angels, Michael and Wesley. I WILL PROTECT THESE BOTH WITH MY LIFE IF I COULD. My precious babies! They’ve grown up and come so far since just the first book and I can’t wait to see more from them. 

I think that’s it? This book was kind of a let down, except for the parts that had sexy times(those were scorching hot) and the other things I mentioned in this post. I’ll be back with a review on the next book in the series, ‘The Prince’. Hopefully I’ll enjoy it more than I did this one. 

Bye everyone! XOXO, Gigi. 

 

Nyx Total Control Drop Foundation Review

Beauty On A Budget

One of my favorite makeup items, that I love to buy, are foundations and I’m always looking to find the next great foundation. I was very curious about the Nyx Drop Foundation when it first came out, and by that point I already knew I wanted to try it. It was mostly the positive reviews and large shade range that caught my attention as well as the packaging. They also sell a matching brush, which I didn’t bother buying as I have enough brushes already and it didn’t really stand out to me.

33430083_1919104548099737_3451663081749348352_nMy skintype: Oily & Acneprone. NC30 in MAC.

My shade: I’m in the shade “True Beige” which is a very good match for my NC30 skin. It’s a light-medium shade with a yellow undertone. Nyx has a great shade selection, as there are 30 shades in total, which I find awesome for a drugstore brand. If…

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My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel Review

Elaine Howlin

My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance NovelTitle: My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel
 
Author: Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris
 
Genre: Romance
 
Series: N/A
 
Goodreads Rating: 3.59/5
 
 

Synopsis:The romance novel that lets you pick your path, follow your heart, and find happily ever after

You are the plucky but penniless heroine in the center of eighteenth-century society, courtship season has begun, and your future is at hand. Will you flip forward fetchingly to find love with the bantering baronet Sir Benedict Granville? Or turn the page to true love with the hardworking, horse-loving highlander Captain Angus McTaggart? Or perhaps race through the chapters chasing a good (and arousing) man gone mad, bad, and scandalous to know, Lord Garraway Craven? Or read on recklessly and take to the Continent as the “traveling companion” of the spirited and adventuresome Lady Evangeline? Or yet some other intriguing fate? Make choices, turn…

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Age Defy Ultimate Dark Spot Corrector- DOLLAR TREE FIND!

Ella Eris Lifestyle and Beauty

As you may or may not know I am an avid Dollar Tree shopper. I love looking to see what kind of products Dollar Tree comes out with as well as some they may acquire from closeouts and etc.

The product I am about to show you is one that I have walked by in the beauty aisle for years and ignored, until I started this blog. Upon creating my blog I wanted to try different items at different price points to see if they work, if they are dupes, and how well they hold up to mid and higher level brands.

My experiment with Dollar Tree’s Age Defy Ultimate Dark Spot Corrector was nothing short of a pleasant surprise! For eight consecutive days, I used this product and I was so excited that I actually seen results!!!!

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Product packaging, with ingredients

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Results within just eight days of treatment

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BOOK REVIEW: THE MIRACLE OF MEDITATION BY RYUHO OKAWA

Boston Book Reader

29951415.jpgThe Miracle of Meditation by Ryuho Okawa

Published October 4, 2016

Paperback, 224 pages

MY GOODREADS RATING 3.5/5 STARS

(Thanks to Netgalley & Irh Press, I received an eARC)

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

There is more to meditation than simply sitting quietly and emptying our mind. When we look within and practice contemplative meditation, we will be able to connect to a higher world, and receive inspirations and guidance to live a better life. This book introduces various types of meditation, including calming meditation, purposeful meditation, reading meditation, reflective meditation, and meditation to communicate with heaven. Through reading and practicing meditation in this book, we can experience the miracle of meditation, which is to start living a life of peace, happiness, and success. With how-tos and answers to common questions about meditation, this simple but profound book will awaken your soul and encourage you to start living a more mindful, positive, and…

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