#CoverReveal MAKE IT UP TO YOU by LUCY KEELING @ChocLituk

COVER REVEAL

Hello!! I’m back with yet another fab and funky cover to share with you all on behalf of Lucy Keeling and the team at Choc Lit! And this release is out in September so not long before you can get your mitts on it – and it sounds like such a fun read too! 

ABOUT THE BOOK

What do mascara wands and gardening shears have in common?

Absolutely nothing! At least that’s what wannabe beauty influencer Sophie Timney thinks when her friend Polly suggests involving her brother Marcus in Sophie’s make-up tutorials. She needs more views, Marcus needs promotion for his gardening business – in Polly’s mind joining forces will help them both. Sophie isn’t so sure.

Because Marcus Bowman has a habit of getting under her skin in a way that no exfoliating face scrub ever could. But, as the views and comments on her videos begin creeping up, it becomes increasingly obvious that Sophie’s subscribers like Marcus, and what’s even worse is that Sophie might be starting to feel the same way …

Make It Up To You will be published by Choc Lit 17th September and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms and also in audio

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And here it is – in all its’ pink loveliness!!!

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Loving the idea of the worlds of  make-up and gardening being mixed together!! An interesting mix!! Hurry up September!!

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#Unboxing Reading In Heels Subscription Box – April 2019 #spoileralert #booksubscriptionbox

Hello! The postie has been again and brightened up a rainy day, so I thought I’d share another unboxing with you  of the latest READING IN HEELS box.  It’s a lovely company who each month send a box your way for £10 plus P&P, which includes a lovely paperback and a variety of other treats and goodies for you to enjoy!  What more could you want?! 

So here’s a little look at the book and goodies that came with the April box!

Limited Edition Bar of Chocolate!

Coco Chocolatier

Organic Tea

Joe’s Tea Company

DIAMOND EYE PATCH  – goodbye dark circles!!

 VitaMasques

Cute little pad of sticky notes 

 always very handy!! And in the Reading In Heels marbling!

And to the book…..

LIAR by AYELET GUNDAR-GOSHEN

I’ve not heard of this book at all – have you?!

From the award-winning author of Waking Lions, a novel about how one lie can change everything, when a teenaged girl’s scream — and the false assumption that comes from it — radiates through a street, a neighborhood, and a city, and turns lives upside down.

Nofar is an average — very average — teenage girl working in an ice cream parlor at the end of summer. Dozens of customers come to the shop every day, but no one gives her a second glance–she is not one of those girls that the eye lingers on.

But Nofar’s world changes completely when a well-known TV presenter comes into the shop. Bitter about his own failures, he insults and humiliates her and she flees in tears. The presenter, who is still waiting for his change, chases her and the girl screams. Nofar’s shouts alert the neighbors, and to her surprise everyone is convinced that the man tried to sexually assault her. And she decides to let them believe it.

For the first time in her life, Nofar finds herself the center of attention. Her lie turns her into a kind of Cinderella, as the plain, awkward ice cream seller becomes a media princess. Meanwhile, one of the only people who knows what really happened demands a price for his silence.

Written with dark humor and deep insight into the shadowy side of human nature, The Liar is a story about how one little lie can make a huge difference. In a world of media connectivity and alternate facts, the scream of one girl can make an entire city tweet and howl.

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Looking forward to trying all of this little lot out soon!

#Unboxing Reading In Heels Subscription Box – March 2019 #ReadingInHeels #bookblogger

Hello all!  The start of a new month brings bookish goodies my way – yay for subscription boxes!!  So the March box from Reading In Heels has arrived so I thought I’d share – you nosey lot!!  Look away now if yours hasn’t arrived yet……..

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  De-stress balm from Scentered – perfect size and smells divine!

Our hero product – a balancing and uplifting balm to ease everyday tensions, soothe the mind and lift the spirits. Take comfort in DE-STRESS when dealing with the demands of modern life, whether it’s a hard day at work, family or personal commitments, or the eternal juggle to keep it all in balance. A 100% natural therapy balm to help keep you centred, no matter where you are or what life throws at you.

Our luxury mini balm is the perfect size to keep in your bag, whilst on the go.

Cordelia Chocolate Bar – from Sweet Theatre

Caramel & Sea Salt… Yum! that is all!  I now need more!!!

Gorgeously packaged wildflower seeds 

And 4 fabulous feminist quotes postcards!!

ooh and then the book!

House of Beauty by Melba Escobar

A thought-provoking Colombian crime novel set in and around a beauty salon in Bogota

House of Beauty is a high-end salon in Bogotá’s exclusive Zona Rosa area, and Karen is one of its best beauticians. But there is more to her role than the best way to apply wax, or how to give the perfect massage. Her clients share their most intimate secrets with her. She knows all about their breast implants, their weekends in Miami, their divorces and affairs.


One rainy afternoon a teenage girl turns up for a treatment with Karen, dressed in her school uniform and smelling of alcohol. The very next day, the girl is found dead.


Karen was the last person to see the girl alive, and the girl’s mother is desperate to find out what she knows. Most important of all: who was her daughter going to meet that night?

Sounds an intriguing read and one I’ve not heard too much about – anybody out there read it already?!  

Another fab box full of some fab little treats! If only I could find a way of making the chocolate last a little longer….. 

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#Unboxing Reading In Heels Subscription Box – February Edition #spoileralert

Is it that time already?! Yay!! One positive for time flying by so quickly is that there seems to be less time in between waiting for the next monthly subscription box to arrive from Reading In Heels so I was very happy to receive my February box this morning and it has brightened a miserable stormy day right up!

So look away now if you are waiting for yours to arrive and don’t want any spoilers as here’s a looksie at what was inside!

Goodies galore!! 😍Coffee Bag from NEW KINGS COFFEE

Blusher from Phase Zero Make Up

Chocolate from LOVE COCOA

And a gorgeous bookmark with a quote from J.K. Rowling!

And then to the book….. THE CHARMED LIFE OF ALEX MOORE by MOLLY FLATT

It is one I’ve seen around but not heard too much about so looking forward to reading it soon – have you read it?

There are success stories – and there are true stories
How would you feel if everything in your life suddenly started to go . . . right? Six months ago, Alex Moore was stuck in a dead-end job, feeling her potential quietly slip away. Then, seemingly overnight, she launched her dream start-up and became one of London’s fastest rising tech stars. At thirty-one, her life has just begun. But Alex’s transformation isn’t easy for those around her. Her friends are struggling to accept her rapid success, her parents worry she’s burning out and her fiancé is getting cold feet.
Then weird things start to happen. Muggings, stalkers – even a wild claim that she murdered a stranger. But when Alex visits the Orkney Islands to recharge, weird turns into WTF. Because there she discovers the world’s oldest secret – and it’s a secret that Alex’s stratospheric rise has royally messed up.
Full of heart and humour, this is a very modern adventure with a most unexpected twist

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#Unboxing Reading In Heels December BookBox #spoileralert

Hello!!  Playing catch up with some posts today as life seems a little hectic at the moment – can’t think why?!

So here’s a little look back at the December READING IN HEELS book box – and it was full of more fabulous treats!! If you’ve not heard of them before, then go to their website here to check them out!

 STORIES WE TELL OURSELVES by SARAH FRANCOISE

Frank and Joan’s marriage is in trouble. Having spent three decades failing to understand each other in their unfinished house in the French alps, Joan’s frustrations with her inattentive husband have reached breaking point. Frank, retreating ever further into his obscure hobbies, is distracted by an epistolary affair with his long-lost German girlfriend. Things are getting tense. But it’s Christmas, and the couple are preparing to welcome home their three far-flung children. 

The children, though, are faring little better in love themselves. Maya, a gender expert mother-of-two, is considering leaving her family and running off with a woman; Wim is considering leaving his girlfriend; and Lois, who spends her time turning war documentaries into love poems, is facing a change of heart. 

Written with a rare precision and insight, the author explores the thorniness of familial love and its capacity to endure with warmth, wit and disarming honest

COCO CHOCOLATIER ISLE OF SKY SEA SALT MILK

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VITAMASQUES GOLD SHEET MASK

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Bespoke Notepad

with a quote from Jack Kerouac

ooh and a candle that I forgot to snap on its’ own before I used it! But it smelt delicious!! From the St Eval Candle Co  website

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Reading In Heels Book Subscription Box – unboxing!

SPOILER ALERT!!

Do not read on if you are subscribed to the monthly book subscription box called Reading In Heels! I don’t want to spoil what is in this months box for you!  BUT, if you are looking for a different book subscription box to invest in – and there are a few around! – then I thought I’d share my experience of unboxing this one for the first time!

I have been looking for a new box to subscribe to for a little while as I do love the surprises each month of discovering a new book and new goodies, and when I read about Reading In Heels I thought I’d give them a go! At just £10 each month, plus postage, it gives you a paperback book along with some lovely little extras!! And with their site they have an online bookclub so you can share your reviews and thoughts of the  book each month!  

And today I received my first box and I’m rather chuffed with it all! There’s always the nervousness with book subscription boxes that you already have a copy of the book  – especially when you get through a lot of books! – but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened up the box and saw a book I’d never heard of!

So included this month was this little lot!!

 

The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao by Martha Batalha

Euridice is young, beautiful and ambitious, but when her rebellious sister Guida elopes, she sets her own aspirations aside and vows to settle down as a model wife and daughter. And yet as her husband’s professional success grows, so does Euridice’s feeling of restlessness. She embarks on a series of secret projects – from creating recipe books to becoming the most sought-after seamstress in town – but each is doomed to failure. Her tradition-loving husband is not interested in an independent wife. And then one day Guida appears at the door with her young son and a terrible story of hardship and abandonment. The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao is a wildly inventive, wickedly funny and keenly observed tale of two sisters who, surrounded by a cast of unforgettable characters, assert their independence and courageously carve a path of their own in 1940s Rio de Janeiro. A deeply human and truly unforgettable novel from one of the most exciting new voices in world literature.

 

 Coffee Bag! I didn’t even know they existed!!

 

   Paxton Chocolate!Looking too good to eat!

 

      INC.REDIBLE Matte Liquid Lipstick

       And a gorgeous bookmark!!

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So what do you think? I’m loving it and glad to be signed up for a few more months so looking forward to sharing more treats in the future that appear through the letterbox!!

                                                      HAPPY READING!!