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Antonia Nicole Home Fragrance Wax Melts.

Some #happypost arrived from Antonia Nicole Home Fragrance today!

Oooh the excitement!
Look at the pretty!

Some gorgeous wax melts in scents:

๐Ÿ’™ Zoblue

Natural light.
With flash to show off the sparkly glitter.

โ€œInspired by a popular cleaning scent.

A fresh clean scent with citrus notes of bergamot and orange, followed by a heart of pine, rose and lilac, resting on a base of cedarwood and amber.โ€

๐Ÿ’› Enchanted Ale

Natural light.
With flash to show off the sparkly glitter.

โ€œInspired by a drink from a well known film series.

A sweet, sugary scent with sticky toffee, caramel and soft fluffy vanilla.โ€

๐Ÿ’— Peony and Blush Suede

Natural light.
With flash to show off the sparkly glitter.

โ€œA fruity, floral fragrance with peony and red apple, followed by hearty notes of rose, jasmine and carnation. The fragrance is completed with soft notes of violet and plum and rich notes of musks and dry amber. This is truly stunning.โ€

They all smell absolutely amazing! And thatโ€™s before Iโ€™ve even melted them! I canโ€™t wait to get them burning tomorrow whilst Willow is at nursery!

Purchase link for my fellow wax melt lovers: https://antonianicole.co.uk

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Release Blitz – The Only Exception by L. J. Stock and Victoria L. James.


The Only Exception (A Road to Wonderland Story)

by L.J. Stock and Victoria L. James


Add The Only Exception to Goodreads here: 

https://www.goodreads.com/โ€ฆ/show/50362097-the-only-exception


Buy The Book: 

mybook.to/theonlyexception

BLURB:
๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™™๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™– ๐™™๐™ž๐™จ๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง, ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™„ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™๐™ฃโ€™๐™ฉ ๐™ก๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™๐™ž๐™ข ๐™œ๐™ค.

I’d been pining for her for more than a decade, and thought I’d messed up.
๐™Š๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ค๐™  ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ข๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ฉ ๐™๐™ž๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™™๐™ค๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฅ.

I went to her, faster than lightning, desperate to taste her kiss.
๐™„ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™๐™ž๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™—๐™š ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™š๐™ญ๐™˜๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™™๐™š๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™›๐™š๐™–๐™ง ๐™„ ๐™›๐™š๐™ก๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ž๐™™๐™š.

She offered me her trust, and I took it in my hands, desperate to hold on tight.
๐™ƒ๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™˜๐™–๐™ข๐™š ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ.

Iโ€™d do anything for her.
๐™ƒ๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™˜๐™–๐™ข๐™š ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™™๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ข.

I wanted to be in all her fantasies.
๐™ˆ๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™—๐™ก๐™š๐™™ ๐™˜๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™™๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™™ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ ๐™š๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™™ ๐™–๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™—๐™š๐™˜๐™–๐™ช๐™จ๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™๐™ž๐™ข.

I was born again with her, no longer the recovering addict. No longer a mistake.
๐™๐™ค๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง, ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ข๐™š ๐™–๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š.

Together, we learned how to live.
๐™„โ€™๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฃ ๐™’๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™ง๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™ค ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ฌ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ก๐™™.

She made me believe in our story. She made me want to rewrite my own.
๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ’๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™–๐™—๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š…

We forgot to keep our eyes open to the things around us.
๐™’๐™š ๐™œ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ฎ.

We made mistakes.
๐™๐™๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ข๐™š ๐™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™˜๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™™๐™š๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™—๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ช๐™จ ๐™—๐™–๐™˜๐™  ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™€๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™.

Just when I thought I was winning, I was forced to fight again.
๐™๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™š ๐™œ๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™๐™–๐™™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค ๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™– ๐™ฌ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™„โ€™๐™™ ๐™™๐™ค ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™€๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™’๐™–๐™ก๐™ ๐™š๐™ง.

Those ghosts underestimated my love for Izzy Moffit.
๐™๐™ค๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง, ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ง๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฌ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™จ. ๐™๐™ค๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง, ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ง๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ.
She had no idea what I was willing to do, who I used to be, and what I was capable of when it came to protecting those I loved. She had no idea the lengths Iโ€™d go to to give her a happy ever after. My girl had no idea at all.
Authors’ Bios

Victoria L. James is a teenage girl stuck inside a thirty-something-year-oldโ€™s body. A Corona and nacho appreciator with a ridiculous obsession for all things Rocky Balboa, she currently lives in Yorkshire, England, with her husband and two baby boys. Having had a strong passion for words and stories going as far back as she can remember, she credits her love of literature to her Grandma Bess who taught her that you donโ€™t need a lot of money to travel to different worlds, experience new places, and live a thousand lives.

L.J. Stock has always lived in a world of her own, continuously lost in her imagination. Whether in the forests that backed up to her home in Aberdeen when she was only six years old, the unique landscape of Singapore she discovered at eight, or the rolling woodlands that rolled up to Dartmoor during her teen years, there have always been new worlds to explore.
Now an adult living in Houston, Texas, there’s more concrete in the jungle surrounding her, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t stories to tell. She now has too many. When she’s not writing, Louise can be found hanging out with her family, crazy pup, or at the computer lost in her creativity of her successful graphic design business, L.J. Designs.
The Playlist!
The Only Exception could be read as a standalone, but in order to fully understand their history and backstory, we strongly, strongly advise reading The Trouble with Izzy and/or A Fight for Ethan first, both of which are available for #FREE in Kindle Unlimited.
Read The Trouble With Izzy โ‡ข mybook.to/IzzyMoffit
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Book Review – Down Fall by Abigail Davies.

Blurb:

“Life was chaotic and unpredictable; made up of a series of eventsโ€”a collection of firsts.
First crush.
First kiss.
First love.

Between the murky waters, Iโ€™d found salvation. And it was all because of himโ€”the broody alpha who appeared at the time I needed him most.
He promised me things, and showed me the life I could have.
But all it took was one moment to destroy everything.

Nothing else mattered.
No one else mattered.
It was him and me against the world.
Until it wasnโ€™t.

I hadnโ€™t known just how forbidden our love was.
I hadnโ€™t known Iโ€™d been tutoring his son.
I hadnโ€™t known about the family he had hidden away. 
I hadnโ€™t known he was cheatingโ€”with me.

I wish I could say I wanted to take it all back, but itโ€™d be a lie.
A blatant lie. 

He was my biggest downfall, but Iโ€™d never regret it.
Choosing him was never an option, the question was whether heโ€™d risk it all.”

This is the second part in the Fallen Duet series and boy is it as equally amazing as the first!

Once again youโ€™re sucked into the lives of Lola and Brody and taken on an incredible emotional rollercoaster of a ride! Abigail Davies really knows how to make you feel exactly the way her characters do and has a way of bringing her characters to life. Another beautifully written book that had me on the edge of my seat most of the time; be that either because I was fanning myself over the steaminess between Lola and Brody (psst! Thereโ€™s a lot more in the first book, by the way! You should go check that out!), the heartfelt scenes where I didnโ€™t know how Brody was gonna react to Lolaโ€™s life changing news, or feeling crap scared for their lives! Like I said: emotional rollercoaster! Jesus, my heart was definitely in my mouth at least twice thatโ€™s for sure! So if you like angsty, edge of your seat, finger nail biting contemporary romance mixed in with some crime fighting DEA agents, then this is for you!

You can purchase Down Fall from the links below:

Amazon Universal ~ https://geni.us/ziAoF

Amazon US ~ https://amzn.to/2LGkQDY

Amazon UK ~ https://amzn.to/2GgP7Gf

Amazon CA ~ https://amzn.to/2LHt277

Amazon AU ~ https://amzn.to/2JzrXvl

Down Fall Release Blitz & Giveaway!

Release Date: July 10, 2019

Cover Design: Pink Elephant Designs

Models: Daniel Rengering & Emily L’Nae

Photographer: Jean Maureen Woodfin at JW Photography and Covers

Synopsis

Life was chaotic and unpredictable; made up of a series of eventsโ€”a collection of firsts.
First crush.
First kiss.
First love.

Between the murky waters, Iโ€™d found salvation. And it was all because of himโ€”the broody alpha who appeared at the time I needed him most.
He promised me things, and showed me the life I could have.
But all it took was one moment to destroy everything.

Nothing else mattered.
No one else mattered.
It was him and me against the world.
Until it wasnโ€™t.

I hadnโ€™t known just how forbidden our love was.
I hadnโ€™t known Iโ€™d been tutoring his son.
I hadnโ€™t known about the family he had hidden away. 
I hadnโ€™t known he was cheatingโ€”with me.

I wish I could say I wanted to take it all back, but itโ€™d be a lie.
A blatant lie. 

He was my biggest downfall, but Iโ€™d never regret it.
Choosing him was never an option, the question was whether heโ€™d risk it all.

Goodreads

Purchase Links

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Free Fall (Fallen Duet – Book 1)

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Giveaway

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About the Author

Abigail Davies grew up with a passion for words, storytelling, maths, and anything pink. Dreaming up characters–quite literally–and talking to them out loud is a daily occurrence for her. She finds it fascinating how a whole world can be built with words alone, and how everyone reads and interprets a story differently. Now following her dreams of writing, Abigail has found the passion that she always knew was there. When she’s not writing: she’s a mother to two daughters who she encourages to use their imagination as she believes that it’s a magical thing, or getting lost in a good book. If she’s doing neither of those things, you can be sure she’s surfing the web buying new makeup, clothes, or binge watching another show as she becomes one with her sofa.

Connect with Abigail

Newsletter: http://bit.ly/2wNorb9

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Beginning the Game Release Blitz & Review.

Title: Beginning the Game 
Series: Playing the Game #0.5 
Author: Olivia Rose & Raven Moore 
Genre: Contemporary / Sports
Cover Design: Vixen Designs 
Release Date July 2 
Beginning the Game is LIVE!!!!
Blurb:

A broken British girl. 

A godlike alphahole football king. 

One night to forget. 

Whats the worst that could happen?

Add to your TBR:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46638808-beginning-the-game

Purchase here:
Review.

This is a short story which is a prequel to End Game whose release date has been postponed until next year.

*fans self* Ooft now this little story will definitely get you hot under the collar and wanting more! Though short, it was brilliantly written. It gave us a nice little intro into why Indie had to leave London for the US and what her life is like when she begins her first semester at Harbor View. It made a nice change to read a short but oh gosh it’s definitely left me wanting more! Which is a good thing! I neeeed to find out what happens between Indie and Clay! Boy were there sparks flying! I thought both Indie and Clay were great characters; their personalities were oozing off the page. I also loved the introduction of Indieโ€™s step brother, Ryan and her room mate, Ally – both seem like great characters and Iโ€™m hoping for more from them in End Game. Bring on End Game!

#OliviaRose #RavenMoore #BeginningtheGame #NewRelease 

Book Buy – The Girl In Red.

I was having a nose in my local book store the other day when I came across this little retelling of Little Red Riding Hood; The Girl in Red by Christina Henry. I love a good retelling, donโ€™t you? Do you know what I particularly love about this one, though? What makes this special and meaningful to me? Is that little old Red is an amputee just like me! She, too, has a prosthetic leg! Itโ€™s not often – if ever! – that Iโ€™ll come along a book where the protagonist is disabled in some way so I think this is pretty amazing that the author is breaking down those stigma walls and giving us a bad ass female protagonist thatโ€™s an amputee! Way to go Christina and Titan Books! Thank you SO much! Now I must go get swept away in this book!

#retelling #thegirlinred #christinahenry #littleredridinghood #redridinghood #books #amreading #currentlyreading #tbrlist #mustread #amputee #amputeelife #stigma #breakingthestigma #bookstagram #bookcover #shelfie #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreviewer #ukbookblog #ukbookblogger #ukblogger #ukblog #beautyblog #lifestyleblogger

Cover Reveal – End Game by Olivia Rose.


COVER REVEAL

Book: End Game

Author: Olivia Rose

Release: 2nd July 2019

Add to your TBR โžฉ http://bit.ly/2D1iCtM
#EndGame #OliviaRose #CoverReveal #BareNakedWords


Blurb
After the devastation of her senior year, Indie Everstone wants nothing more than to move on and forget what her life was like before. She’s going to study for her degree, and her number one rule now is… no distractions.
Clayton Stirling has just one goal. The NFL, baby. With his hometown rooting for him and the pressure mounting, his only focus is football, and his prize possession, his throwing arm. Until he runs into a girl so intent on hiding from him, he can’t forget her.
With Indie trying to keep Clayton at arm’s length, and him wanting nothing but to know her better, will she be able to overcome her distraught past and finally move forward? Or will she push away the one person who could help her let it all go?
Pre-Order Links

Meet the Author

Olivia Rose is an author of contemporary romance ranging from YA to adult.

She lives in Peterborough, England, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for cheesy YA Films, cupcakes and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much hot chocolate, and watches an ungodly amount of Netflix. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the world with her husband and chocolate Labrador.

ARC Book Review – When We Fall by Olivia Rose.

Blurb:

Erin Michaels wants nothing more than to just survive high school. With a life long crush on the boy next door, and his mean girl girlfriend who seems to want to make her life miserable, itโ€™s no wonder those short years feel like a lifetime.
That is, until Mason Knight. 
When Mason Knight rocks up at Rocky Falls High, Erinโ€™s world turns upside down, and her eyes are opened to a world worth living for. 
Exploring love and life for the first time, Erinโ€™s world is set ablaze in ways she never imagined possible.

‘When We Fallโ€™ is a YA novel that centres around high school bullying, finding love, giving you strength and bravery to rise above the bullying and have the courage to stand up to it and speak out. I love that this was written in first person with a friendly conversational tone to it. It makes for a really smooth read that really pulls you in.

The characters were easy to like – or dislike depending on who (I didnโ€™t like Evan. He was a tool from the start). The main character, Erin, is sooo the book version of me; with her style, her clumsiness and her love of books. Not to mention her personality and how she overcomes being bullied. Mason… wow Mason. Ohhh he was everything youโ€™d want in a love interest, in my opinion. He was always in Erinโ€™s corner. Supporting her, encouraging her to fight back and not take the crap that the bullies were throwing at her. He had that bad boy vibe about him too which I loved… the reformed bad boy with a heart of gold. Monica (Erinโ€™s guardian) and Grams (Masonโ€™s grandma) were really likeable characters too. They were both so lovely and reminded me of my own nannas.

I was totally engrossed by this book. There is a major plot twist that I just wasnโ€™t expecting and it had me hanging on the edge of my seat with my heart in my mouth! For a time I was worried that suicide, or attempted suicide, may happen in the story, but something entirely different happened and itโ€™s not something Iโ€™ve come across a great deal in the books Iโ€™ve read. I really like that Olivia Rose wrote about it though as it really does resonate with what seems to be happening more and more in the US today.

This was a fantastic read that I definitely recommend you go out and buy! It is released 26th March and is available to pre-order now!

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon CA

Amazon AU

B&N

Kobo

Apple iBooks

* This ARC was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

** This book was previously written under the pen name Sloane Murphy.

Time For Tea.

I love my tea and for Christmas my parents had bought me an infuser teapot so Iโ€™d been looking around for some loose leaf tea to put in it. A friend of mine recommended an Etsy shop called Rosie Lea Tea. There are so many different varieties to choose from. Thereโ€™s even Harry Potter and Game of Thrones themed teas! Plus some literary ones too. I was spoilt for choice!

In the end I chose mini versions of Vanilla Chai, Sweet Cranberry, Decaf Strong Breakfast tea and Chocolate Rose. I also chose a standard sized pack of Sleepy tea.

So far I have tried the Vanilla Chai and it is amazing! Even better than my fave Chai Latte at Costa Coffee! Iโ€™m currently drinking Sleepy tea before bed which has camomile and lavender in it. It feels like a warm hug with a comforting herbal aroma and itโ€™s so relaxing. Hereโ€™s hoping for a good nightโ€™s sleep!

The Story Gift Book Sleeve and Bookmark.

I have this knack of accidentally sitting back, forgetting my book is there, and creasing the cover or it being accidentally knocked off the arm of the chair. ๐Ÿ˜ญ So I thought it high time I got me a book sleeve! How blooming cute is this by The Story Gift? Ahhh books and cats (and black cats no less!)… Two of my favourite things!

I also just had to have the metal bookmark too. It was a tough choice between tea and coffee though because I actually love to drink both – though not at the same time obviously haha. I would love to also make a suggestion for a cat and books inspired bookmark. Then my life will be complete! ๐Ÿ˜€

My daughter is currently walking around “keeping my book and sleeve safe” as she cuddles them, bless her. She says she wants one of her own so I may have to see if there’s one she’d like.

I’d definitely recommend a book sleeve. I honestly don’t know why I haven’t bought one before now!

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