30 Jul 2015

Harry Potter Moment of the Week: Which Books Would You Recommend to Draco?

Today I've decided to join a new meme-Harry Potter Moment of the Week, hosted by Leah of Uncorked Thoughts and Micheline of Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The idea is to get Harry Potter fans together and discuss our favourite things about the series; be it a favourite moment, character, magical item, spell, quote or object from the books, films or J.K Rowling herself. You can find the list of future topics here. If you'd like to take part, visit today's post and sign up with the linky.





29 Jul 2015

Book Spotlight: Roses are Red by J. B Kantt



Today I'd like to talk to you about Roses are Red by J. B Kantt, a YA fantasy/paranormal novel that was released on May 10th this year.

Read on to discover the synopsis for the novel, find out more about the author and read some intriguing teasers!

27 Jul 2015

Harry Potter Month: HP Spells Tag

Harry Potter Month is a yearly event taking place throughout the month of July, to coincide with Harry Potter's birthday. Hosted by Faith at GeekyZooGirl and Micheline at Lunar Rainbows Reviews, the aim is to fill the month with all things Potter. There are themed posts, discussions, art and fans rereading the books and rewatching the movies, all of which will earn the participants House-Points towards the House Cup at the end of the month. For more information or to sign up, click here.




26 Jul 2015

Harry Potter Month: My HP Stats, Facts and Faves

Harry Potter Month is a yearly event taking place throughout the month of July, to coincide with Harry Potter's birthday. Hosted by Faith at GeekyZooGirl and Micheline at Lunar Rainbows Reviews, the aim is to fill the month with all things Potter. There are themed posts, discussions, art and fans rereading the books and rewatching the movies, all of which will earn the participants House-Points towards the House Cup at the end of the month. For more information or to sign up, click here.

Unfortunately I only found out about Harry Potter Month yesterday, so I'm really late to the party, but I'm going to try to join in a little anyway.

Cover Characteristic (30) Cupcakes

Cover Characteristic Blog Meme Badge

Today I'm joining in with the Cover Characteristic meme hosted by Sugar and Snark. Every week the authors choose a theme and you have to pick five of your favourite book covers featuring that object.

Today's cover characteristic is one of my favourite things- Cupcakes! This was quite an easy one as there are a lot of delicious cupcake-themed cover designs around, but they are normally in genres I don't often read-like contemporary romance.



20 Jul 2015

An Apology, Life Updates and Some Exciting News

Sorry for the lack of posts since late May. I've been very busy at work with exams season and in my other career-based projects, as well as with lots of events in my social and personal life. I was also in a bit of a blogging slump ever since the marathon of the A-Z Blogging Challenge, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was great to share some of my creative artwork and poetry again, but I was tired out afterwards. I also took on a few too many book reviews and found myself rushing to get them posted in time. Things are finally starting to settle down and I'm feeling much less burnt out and ready to get back into the swing of things with blogging regularly again.

So what have I been up to for the last couple of months? Well I've been expanding my writing, editing and design business and have recently designed the website for my local Italian restaurant, Italian Connection. Please check it out and let me know what you think. I've also been doing some personal tutoring. As well as that, my day job has been full on during exams season and there have been so many meals and parties. This last weekend was a particularly busy one, with a wedding reception, meet-up with old friends, murder mystery birthday party and family birthday dinner. All the socialising was fun but my introvert batteries are feeling a little drained!

Here are a few other things that have happened recently:

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.