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Coming 2014…




She isn’t known by a name, only by the number she was branded with at birth.

Nine is now eighteen and as an Unfortunate, she’ll be forced to serve under The Fortunates for as long as she lives.

All her life, she’s been force fed rules and regulations on how to serve those above her, but nothing prepares her for Master Kade…the Fortunate she is assigned to.

His dark and protective nature compels her, creating thoughts in her mind that she’d be murdered for having if anyone ever found out.

Her option? To fight. Fight hard against her forbidden thoughts and desires. It’s the only way for her to survive in a world that doesn’t want her.




Skyla Madi was born in the small town of Port Maquarie, New South Wales in1993. She spent half her life growing up in Wauchope, a thriving rural town at the heart of the Hastings River Valley before making the leap to the busy city of Brisbane. Whenever this young Australian writer isn’t changing diapers, watching cartoons, cooking for her husband or doing other motherly-wife things she is actively working on her writing and improving her writing skills.Skyla loves to read just as much as she loves to write and since discovering that YA/paranormal romance/urban fantasy/ are her favourite genres, she has embarked on her own writing journey and is currently working on a YA series titled ‘Your Guardian Angel’.

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This just proves…

that I’m a procrastinator. If you’ve been following my “journey” of a 30 before 30, well then I feel sorry for you. Cause I’ve literally done 30% of this list-okay, I’m awful at math…25%?15%?, let’s call it like it is…next to nothing. It’s almost May and that means I have to get my ass into gear. I will be posting an update every 2 weeks until my 30th in hopes to not embarrass myself again.

1_Go to a diner, a drive-in, and a dive. As seen on the hit show “Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives” Diner-done, Eveready-it’s right down the road and one of my faves.

2_Drive out of the state of New York. Done 7.18.13!

3_Do karaoke at a bar.

4_Wear a bikini and not be self-conscious.

4_Take a yoga class.

5_Volunteer at a soup kitchen.

6_Learn how to french braid.

7_Get a makeover.

8_Take the Sex and the City city tour and pose of Carrie’s steps.

9_Learn how to properly use chopsticks. Done! I’ve practiced a lot so I don’t have an exact date, but I’m a chopstick master now!

10_Learn the choreography for I’m A Slave 4 U music video.

11_Get a brazilian wax.

12_Take a cooking class.

13_Learn to ice skate and roller skate, well.  is now, be more flexible and able to do a split again.

14_Find my signature shade of lipstick.

15_Get individual false eyelashes applied.

16_Film and send in mine and babytooth’s The Amazing Race audition tape.

17_Go geocaching.

18_Domain my blog and get better at learning how much more I can actually do with it.

19_Get my eyebrows threaded.

20_Clean out my closet & keep it clean.

21_Go on a local wine tour.

22_Learn the French alphabet.

23_Learn to make sushi. is now complete a month of CrossFit. Okay, I kinda cheated by just adding this one when my month of CF is almost up, but I honestly never thought I could do it. I amaze myself each time I enter the box. *Shoutout to my girls-btooth & MK, I couldn’t do it without you and I’m SO proud of both of you!!

24_See Phantom on Broadway.

25_Make cotton candy.

26_Teach Zoey how to jump on the bed.  is now get a tattoo.

27_Do the touristy NYC thing.

28_Get a facial.

29_Learn to make candles.

30_Get a mammogram.

If you have any tips, tricks, or encouraging words to help me get this list done, please share, xo!

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Crockpot Recipe!

*Disclaimer; I wrote this recipe on Saturday night. Sunday, I got up and put it together and turned on the crockpot. It made the house smell delicious all day long. I took a piece of pork out of the crockpot, added the ff sour cream, and took a picture to add to the recipe. Cut to dinner, Don (my dad) couldn’t stop telling me how good the “Zesty Italian Pork” was. I replied with “you mean Mexican pork, right?” he gave me a puzzled look and said “it doesn’t taste Mexican at all…definitely Italian.” Sigh, so this recipe below is not in fact a Mexican recipe or good for Cinco de Mayo. It’s a Zesty Italian Pork that would be great over pasta. Which is how I will be eating it from now on. 

Today’s crockpot recipe is a delicious Mexican style pork, which would be perfect for Cinco de Mayo which is a week away. (Hello, it’s almost May, sheesh!)


Mexican Style Pork

3-4 boneless porkchops

2 16oz cans of Zesty Chili Style Tomatoes

2 tablespoons of green chili sauce

1 dash of buffalo sauce

1tbsp of chili powder

1 tsp of minced garlic

Throw the pork on the bottom of the crockpot and then put everything over top. Cook on low for 8 hours. Serve with rice or shred the pork and use the mixture for tacos! Garnish with avacado and fat free sour cream & enjoy the perfect Mexican pork dinner dish, xo!


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something new for Fridays!



New Friday series! On top of doing my High Five for Friday link up post, I’m also going to be posting my favorite look/s of the week! I’m a sucker for fashion, so this will be a nice treat to bring to kc&bo. Hope you enjoy, xo!


This is not the Kardashian that you see here regularly & say what you must, but I am feeling this look. Esp her white blazer-I need to get one immediately. *Photo cred to


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Cover Reveal!

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HEA Book Tours, PR & More

Book: MILES, My Way #3

Author: HJ Bellus

Genre: Contemporary Romance


I lost it all…

My hope, my happiness, and my will to live. My heart was tattered and torn from the promise of real love.

Until him…

His profound love for living, fortune cookies and collection of rusty matchbox cars made me smile again. It is a simple love story. I found my rainbow, my pot of gold, my piece of beautiful all in one simple man. Miles.

Not every happy ending is perfect…

A hidden secret forces me to reveal my hand and choose between my Prince Charming and my family.

My choice. My consequences. My story. My Mistake.



Cover Information:


Cover Model:

Buddy Clay


Cover Designer:

Redbird Designs

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I’m just a simple girl who loves the country life… Oh yeah, & a good corn dog! Throw in a little Vanilla Ice, and shits bound to get crazy! Be Brave!

✣ A few things you should now about HJ BELLUS ✣

✔ She loves country life & music

✔ Gets the case of ‘fuck-its’ often

✔ Loves big

✔ Hurts big

✔ Loves corn dog & candy ……. and sex (sex and candaaaaay)

✔ Her heart is happy writing.


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Link Love!


  • I’m just a sucker for wish lists especially ones done by seasons.
  • I want to recreate everything Taralynn makes, but this salad is on top of my list
  • I just happened to stumble upon naps&cupcakes, we both link up with Lauren. It’s already a new fave…& the name of the site describes me perfectly!
  • Another blog from the link up that I’m absolutely loving: dontquotetheraven be prepared to get hooked, she’s so fun & gorgeous!



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Product Review!


This Garnier Skin Renew Radiance Moisture Cream is my new morning bestie. Here’s what the box said: Formulated with vitamin C to continuously renew surface-cells, Skin Renew Radiance Moisture Cream by Garnier Nutritioniste features caffeine to energize and stimulate new skin cell growth. Lycopene protects against environmental aggressors while moisturizers smooth and hydrate. Wake to a younger-looking you. Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic. Allergy tested.

I absouletly love this stuff. It has a cooling effect which helps de-puff my eyes and is a nice wake up feeling. It makes my face feel extra smooth and really helps even out my dry skin. Oh, and I swear I feel caffeine. It’s the perfect morning moisturizer. When I picked it up, I happened to get it on closeout clearance for $3.09! I didn’t expect to love it as much as I do. The only downfall is there is no spf in it, but if you’re looking for a new moisturizer that will make your skin feel amazing, check this one out, xo!



GARNIER Skin Renew Radiance Moisture Cream

Retails $10.99-$12.99



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