October Boo-uty! *GIVEAWAY*

Here it is, the last day of October Boo-uty! I hope you all enjoyed this series and as a thank you I’m doing my first giveaway! Included in the prize, will be products mentioned in these posts as well as some other random things I love. To enter, just leave a comment with your email address. If you follow me on twitter or instagram, let me know and that will earn you an additional entry (leave your username for each so I can check to make sure you aren’t fibbing…) I will be picking the winner at random and notifying you via email. Thanks so much for reading my blog, you’ll never know how much it means to me. Until next time, XO!

A Book In Review.

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Title: The Bone Room

Series: None

Genre: Young Adult, Fiction

Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC

Publication Date: September 18, 2013

Author: Shane Scollins

Synopsis:

Roman Stone is a cop who has spent the last few years of his life trying to rebuild the career he nearly destroyed. He gets called to Alexandria Bay, NY to help the small town police force find a popular missing teenager. While investigating the case, random human bones start washing up on the shores of the St. Lawrence River and two major cases collide. Looking for help on the case, Roman asks local historian Becca Quinn to show him around one of the local castles in the area. Becca works for the Thousand Island Preservation Society and spends her days working to restore some of the old abandoned mansions in the area for a new tourism initiative.

But what they find is more than anyone expects…Something strange is lurking under the surface of the murky waters of the river.

Review:

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I was so excited to dive into this book and it didn’t disappoint! I was hooked and glued into the story from the start. There were so many twists and unexpected turns. I don’t ever really read books told from a man’s point of view so having a strong male lead was great. I really can’t get over how much I enjoyed this crazy roller coster ride. I recommend this 4 star read to anyone who is looking for a really well written story that keeps them guessing from the start, xo!

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18463899-the-bone-room

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/The-Bone-Room-ebook/dp/B00FAH52X8

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Shane Scollins is a freelance writer and Amazon best selling author. Originally from New Jersey, he now resides in Upstate New York with his wife, Heather. He has a degree in computer science and has worked as an automotive service manager, a website developer and a computer network engineer. In his spare time he enjoys playing ice hockey, riding his mountain bike, and strumming on his guitar. Primarily a SciFi and paranormal novelist, Shane enjoys taking readers on surprising and unexpected journeys that twist reality. He is currently working on his next book

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shane-Scollins-Author/208046712568634

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/shanescollins

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4893553.Shane_Scollins

Website: http://www.shanescollins.com

A Book In Review.

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Brief Summary:

One of Hollywood’s hardest working women is about to discover there’s a lot more drama behind the camera than in front of it…

Faith “Freakin’” Sinclair probably shouldn’t have called her boss a perv…or grabbed his “privates.” But as creator of the hit dramedy Modern Women she’d had enough of his sexist insults. Now she’s untouchable in the industry—not in a good way. The only way to redeem herself is to convince Alex the wildly popular wildly demanding former star of her show to come back. But there’s one obstacle in her way—one very handsome broad-shouldered obstacle…

Professor Mason Mitchell is head of the theater department where Alex is studying “real” acting. The only way he’ll let Faith anywhere near Alex is if she agrees to co-teach a class. It’s an offer she can’t refuse—and as it turns out the professor just might end up teaching Faith that there’s more to life than work—and that real-life love scenes are way more fun than fake ones….

Review:

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This 3.5 star book made me laugh out more times than I could count. The main character, Faith has to restart her career and the journey the author takes you on is a wild ride for sure. I was rooting for Faith the from the beginning! She is so likable, it’s hard not to get caught up in the whirlwind. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun read, it’s a great book to curl up next to the fire and laugh the weekend away, xo!

Author Bio:
Jayne Denker is the author of three contemporary romantic comedies, By Design, Unscripted, and Down on Love, and is hard at work on a fourth. She lives in a small town in western New York, USA, with her husband, son, and one very sweet senior-citizen basement kitteh who loves nothing more than going outside, where she sits on the front walk and wonders why she begged to go outside. When Jayne’s not hard at work on another novel (or, rather, when she should be hard at work on another novel), she can usually be found frittering away stupid amounts of time online.

Connect with Jayne!

Blog: http://jaynedenker.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JayneDenkerAuthor

Twitter: @JDenkerAuthor

Buy the Book!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Unscripted-ebook/dp/B00BTG44M4/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kstore_1

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unscripted-jayne-denker/1114865242?ean=9781601831316

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/unscripted-5

(Also available on iTunes)

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October 28 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

October 29- Traveling With T – Guest Post & Excerpt

October 30 – A Blue Million Books – Guest Post, Q&A & Excerpt

October 31 – Julie Valerie’s Book Blog – Guest Post & Excerpt

November 4 – One More Chapter – Review, Q&A & Excerpt

November 5 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

November 6 – Brooke Blogs – Review & Excerpt

November 7 – Amie’s Reviews – Review

November 12 – Change the Word – Guest Post

November 12 – Chick Lit Goddess – Excerpt

November 13 – Ai Love Books – Review & Q&A

November 14 – Everything Books and Authors – Excerpt

November 15 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

November 18- Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews – Guest Post

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Hello Five-Day!

What a week! From celeb news to spending time with Peanut, I’m so glad it’s Friday. Tonight I’m heading to a Glee performance at the college where my dad works. Tomorrow, I’m spending ‘Make a Difference Day’ with my co-workers and Habitat for Humanity. And Sunday, I’m going to relax! Let’s jump into my recap like we’re jumping into a pile of leaves…! Xo.

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A little fun at the Halloween store getting some ideas…

My fave celebs all had some pretty special moments this week. Melissa Rycroft announced she’s pregnant with baby #2! I really hope her and Tye have a little boy cause they already have the cutest little girl! And the Kimye engagement looked pretty spectacular. You can check out some footage of both events; here & here

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Qt with my little Peanut was the perfect way to break up the week. I can’t explain how much I love that little girl.

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As an afternoon “chreat” (cheat and treat together), I had this Giants colored donut. Cause well it’s also the color of the Rangers and I hoped it would help them to a victory.

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My dad surprised me with this nail polish from OPI ‘Girls Achieve Grapeness’ that he bought at a fundraiser. Can’t wait to rock it next week! The proceeds go to Jewish Women International working with SDT to end violence against women.  For more information head to jwi.org/grapeness

October Boo-uty!

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I have a new favorite beauty product. It’s my second favorite type of product next to nail polish…yep, you guessed it, it’s a new mascara!

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L’Oreal Volumious Lash Out Butterfly Mascara in Brown Black

Pros;

  1. The brush has longer bristles on one side to really get to the inner lashes. It also makes it easy to get right next to the lid.
  2. The smaller bristles really help extend the lashes.
  3. The length this mascara gives me is better than any of the other ones I’ve tried recently. It really gets them long.
  4. The formula lasts all day and really keeps a curl

Cons;

  1. I haven’t found any yet! It comes off with my makeup removing wipes and doesn’t come off when you cry. Like it doesn’t leave streaks down your cheeks.

I think I found a winner in this mascara and I plan on keeping it around for a while. I got mine a local beauty supply store, but you can find it at any drug store or Target. Until next time, xo!