[M]Botanicals Sandalwood Soy Wax Candle

Now the cold, dark nights are approaching, there’s nothing I love more than sticking on a woolly jumper, whipping up a hot chocolate and lighting a candle. Not only does a candle set the mood, but the pretty glow is normally accompanied by a wonderful fragrance to help me relax and unwind after a long day. The candle I’ve been reaching for recently is the [M]Botanicals Sandalwood Soy Wax Candle*. This 100% soy wax candle uses high quality, phthalate free fragrance and essential oil blends, and each and everyone is hand poured and made with love. It has a burn…

The Fixer: The Naked Man – Book Review + Blog Tour

The Fixer: The Naked Man* is the first installment in a new thriller and suspense series. It tells the story of Katerina, a young girl who finds herself stuck in a string of temp jobs after ditching her cheating lover, who also happens to be her ex-boss. She finds herself struggling for money and soon has a problem: she needs $14,000 in two weeks or she’ll lose her apartment and education. Then she stumbles upon a job she can’t turn down. And so Katerina becomes a ‘fixer’ for the wealthy men of New York. She simply has to ‘fix’ their…

Guest Post: Books vs Beauty

This post is guest post written by author and presenter, Jackie Kabler. Find out more about her and her debut novel below! “When you have a full time job and are also attempting to be a writer, you find yourself constantly juggling your two lives. After twenty years as a TV news reporter, I joined shopping channel QVC as a presenter nearly three years ago. I absolutely love it – it’s the ultimate girlie job, getting paid to talk about fashion, beauty, shoes and handbags on the telly. But on my days off, I have to force myself to switch…

How a Self-Published Author Got a Movie Contract

Today I am over the moon to be announcing that self-published author, Mark Matthews, has signed a movie contract for his urban horror story, Milk-Blood (see my review here!). Milk-Blood tells the story of a young girl who not only suffers with a heart defect, but was also born with an addiction to heroin. It delves into her disturbing childhood filled with drug addiction, violence and real-life horrors. I’m ever so tempted to rant on about how much I enjoyed this unsettling yet engrossing story, but you can read all of that in my book review here! The book (and…

At A Social Event Launch Party

I absolutely adore weddings, so when I was invited to the launch party of a new wedding orientated business, I jumped at the chance! I went with my lovely blogger friend, Kate, and we had a wonderful, giggle-filled night. The business being launched was At A Social Event, which is a new and very modern way of sharing your wedding memories whilst they’re happening. The concept behind At A Social Event is to get social media involved on your wedding day. Social media is a huge part of our lives nowadays, and with At A Social Event, guests can upload…

The Reasons I Love Autumn

I struggle to get into the Autumn spirit through September as I usually have a nice sunny holiday booked. Now we are into October and my holidaying is all done, I feel like Autumn is well and truly here. This means I can finally make my list of main reasons for loving Autumn! I know, I know; so many people make these lists. Chances are I have the same reasons as so many others, but what the heck! Let’s all share the Autumn loving. So, what exactly do I like about this wonderful season…? The dark evenings. I absolutely love…

Tell Tale Signs You're Becoming a Crazy Cat Lady

Nowadays you don’t have to look far to come across something cat related in every day life. It’s not hard to stumble upon a cat website, cat clothing, cat homeware, cat TV shows. Cats, cats, cats, cats, cats. And it’s awesome. My cat obsession began years ago when my family took in a stray, who is now known to the world as Minnie Moo. She’s fat (like reeeeally fat). She’s evil. She’s miserable. She’s a rubbish cat. But she’s my baby and I wouldn’t have her any other way. If you’re looking forward to reading this post, something tells me…

Please Don't Leave Me Here – Tania Chandler: Book Review + Blog Tour

From the outside, Brigette seems like a regular woman – happily married, beautiful children and a career she enjoys. But Brigette isn’t normal, because Brigette can’t remember anything about her life before 1994. All she knows is that the same day the car struck her and her memory went missing, a man was found dead in her apartment. In 2008, the case still remains unsolved, but when the story of the girl with memory loss and the dead man begins to surface again, Brigette and the people around her start to ask themselves a question: is she really an ordinary,…

#HBAlPorto Lush Goodies Haul

As most of you probably know, since I haven’t stopped wittering on about it, I attended a Hull Bloggers meet a couple of weeks ago (which was brilliant, by the way!) and one of the stalls that set up there was the colourful array that is Lush Hull. Not only were they spoiling us with demonstrations and pampering, they’d also brought along tonnes of their products so that we could treat ourselves, and they even provided each of us with a goodie bag with three products. Yes! Three Lush products for free! So today I’m going to run you through…