22 May 2015

Blog Tour: Eve Brenner: Zombie Girl by A.Giacomi with excerpt and giveaways!


Welcome to my spot on the blog tour for Eve Brenner: Zombie Girl by A. Giacomi. Eve Brenner: Zombie Girl is a New Adult paranormal novel and the first part in The Zombie Girl Saga. It was published by Permuted Press back in January. You can find the full tour schedule here. Check out the other stops for excerpts, author interviews and reviews.

Keep reading to discover the synopsis, read an excerpt and enter the giveaways for the chance to win an eBook copy of Eve Brenner: Zombie Girl, A Zombie Girl T-Shirt, pen, tote bag, notebook, and signed poster!

8 May 2015

Book Tour: Ignite the Shadows by Ingrid Seymour-with review and giveaway


Welcome to my spot on the blog tour for Ignite the Shadows by Ingrid Seymour-a YA Science Fiction/Urban Fantasy novel published by HarperVoyager on April 23rd 2015. You can find the tour schedule here  if you'd like to visit the other blogs, which contain a mix of reviews, excerpts and author interviews.

Keep reading to discover the synopsis, read my review and enter the giveaway for the chance to win an Ignite the Shadows eBook and a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

30 Apr 2015

Z is for Zaffre #AtoZChallenge

Today I'm continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I'm doing an A-Z of Colours. I'll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!    

Well, I've finally made it to the letter Z! I've chosen the colour Zaffre-a deep blue pigment made from oxidised cobalt. The word comes from the Italian zaffera, which in turn comes from the Latin word sapphrius, meaning 'sapphire' (a deep blue precious stone).

Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour and see my Polyvore creations.


29 Apr 2015

Y is for Yellow #AtoZChallenge

Today I'm continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I'm doing an A-Z of Colours. I'll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!    

For the letter 'Y' I have chosen the colour Yellow.

Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see a piece of my artwork and some polyvore creations and listen to my 'Yellow' playlist!

28 Apr 2015

Happy Book Birthday to Lost and Found by Jeff LaFerney

Today I'd like to wish a 'Happy Book Birthday' to one of my online writer buddies-Jeff LaFerney. Jeff is a lovely guy and an extremely talented author.

His latest novel, Lost and Found, is out this week and available to purchase from Amazon.

Keep reading to discover the synopsis, learn more about the author and read my review.



X is for Xanadu #AtoZChallenge

Today I'm continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I'm doing an A-Z of Colours. I'll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!    

Oh no, the dreaded 'X' post! I had to rack my brains and do a bit of research to think of a colour for this one, but I finally discovered the colour Xanadu, a greenish gray that takes it's name from the philodendron plant, whose leaves are the same colour. The plant was in turn named after the ancient Chinese city of the same name.

Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour and see the post I hashed together for this extremely difficult colour!

27 Apr 2015

W is for White #AtoZChallenge

Today I'm continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I'm doing an A-Z of Colours. I'll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!    

For the letter 'W' I have chosen the colour White.

Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour and see my Polyvore creations.





25 Apr 2015

V is for Violet #AtoZChallenge

Today I'm continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I'm doing an A-Z of Colours. I'll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!    

For the letter 'V' I have chosen the colour Violet. Violet is a bright, vivid shade similar to purple that takes its name from the violet flower. Unlike purple, violet is a true colour because it has its own wavelength on the spectrum of visible light, while purple is only a composite colour (made from mixing red and blue).

Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour and see my X.


24 Apr 2015

U is for Umber #AtoZChallenge

Today I'm continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I'll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!    

For the letter 'U' I have chosen Umber-a range of earthy brown shades, some of which are more yellow toned, some more gray and some more reddish (like burnt umber). It's named after a natural earth pigment containing iron oxide and manganese oxide. In Italian this pigment is called terra di ombra, or 'earth of Umbria' (a mountainous region in Italy). It may also relate to the Latin word umbra, which means shadow.

Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour.

23 Apr 2015

T is for Turquoise & Teal #AtoZChallenge

Today I'm continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I'm doing an A-Z of Colours. I'll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!    

For the letter 'T' I have chosen two of my favourite colours- Turquoise and Teal. Both colours are somewhere between blue and green, with turquoise being a brighter, bluer shade and teal being a darker, greener hue. Turquoise is named after a gemstone of the same name

Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind these colours and see my Polyvore creations. 

22 Apr 2015

S is for Scarlet #AtoZChallenge

Today I'm continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I'm doing an A-Z of Colours. I'll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!    

For the letter 'S' I have chosen the colour Scarlet-a very bright shade of red. It's a colour often used in uniforms, royal dress and religious clothing.

Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see my Polyvore creations and discover my recommended reads based on the colour scarlet!

21 Apr 2015

R is for Rose #AtoZChallenge

Today I'm continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge! This year I'm doing an A-Z of Colours. I'll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!    

For the letter 'R' I have chosen the colour Rose-a lovely medium pink named after the flowers. Rose is the name for pink in most European languages, for example 'rosa' in German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, 'rose' in French and 'różowy' in Polish.

Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see my Polyvore creations and listen to some beautiful music.


20 Apr 2015

Q is for Quartz Grey #AtoZChallenge

Today I'm continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge! This year I'm doing an A-Z of Colours. I'll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!  

Today is the dreaded letter 'Q'. There are very few colours starting with this letter, but I eventually found one called Quartz Grey. This is a kind of stone grey often used to describe dark silver coloured cars. It's named after the mineral quartzite, which is commonly used in kitchen counter-tops.

Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour.


18 Apr 2015

P is for Purple #AtoZChallenge

Today I'm continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge! This year I'm doing an A-Z of Colours. I'll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!    

For the letter 'P' I have chosen the colour Purple. Purple is the colour you get when you mix red and blue, but it can describe many different shades, including violet, heliotrope, lavender and lilac. One of it's main claims to fame is that it doesn't have any true rhymes.

Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, read about the novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker and see one of my favourite poems.


17 Apr 2015

Book Tour: Never Sleep by Cady Vance with review and giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Never Sleep blog tour, organized by Xpresso Book Tours. Check out the tour schedule to see the other posts.
Never Sleep is a young adult science fiction novel by Cody Vance, which was released on 15th March.
Keep reading to discover the synopsis, read my review and enter the giveaway for the chance to win a paperback copy of Never Sleep and a 'Dreaming of New York' sleep mask.