Friday, September 29, 2017

life lessons | weekend ready


No matter what you have planned for this weekend, I need you to drop everything and listen to me...there may be one thing missing for your beauty routine. You have heard me talk about it, you've probably used one once or twice, but stop what you are doing and find your perfect dry shampoo. I know I've tried a bunch and am always on my hunt to try something new which is why I'm headed to Reviews.com to look at their new beauty guides. 

As much as I love the Batiste dry shampoo-I mean for the price, you can't beat it, but it's always nice to have an overview of what's out there. I haven't tried any of this list, but I can't wait to give them a whirl and see if they can hold up to the test. I look for something that smells great, makes my hair look super clean (even tho it's not), doesn't leave behind any color, and gives just the right amount of volume. 

What's your fave dry shampoo? Let me know in the comments cause I'm in the market, xo!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

happy release day!

LOVE UNCOVERED IS LIVE!
The second standalone book in the Babes of Brighton series is out now and available to read for FREE via Kindle Unlimited -
myBook.to/LoveUncovered
Synopsis
Independent woman to her core, Brooke Archer has always been happy to hit it and quit it with the men in her life. But when her beloved Nan suffers from poor health, Brooke realises just how precious life is and decides it’s time to face her daddy issues and seek out her estranged father. Without so much as a name or photo, and a cagey Mum withholding vital information, it’s going to be no easy task.
Nicholas Parker is a relationship guy and always has been. Abandoned by his mum when he was seven he craves love and security. But finding a woman who can conquer his trust issues is no easy feat. Brooke is exactly the kind of woman he doesn’t need.
Pulled together by some invisible force, can Brooke and Nicholas overcome their differences to uncover true love?
Read Love Uncovered now - myBook.to/LoveUncoveredCheck out the first book, Excess Baggage (although both can be read as standalones) - myBook.to/ExcessBaggageLB
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

happy release day!



Playing Defense Tour Kit
Dallas Demons #5 - can be read as a standalone
238 pages
Publisher - Soul Mate Publishing, LLC
Release Date - 27th September 2017

 
Brief Sumarry:
After a string of bad set-ups and boring dates, Reese Brannon is done with men. She’s focused on her job as a fitness model and blogger. Her life in the city is fun. She’s young. There’s no need to look for a man because she doesn’t want one. Especially when relationships usually end in heartbreak.

Jean-Pierre Rochat—known as JP— is done with women. All this Swiss hockey player has ever wanted is to fall in love, but his relationships never end with a happily ever after. Believing he’s always going to be dealt the friend card, JP is over it. If he’s going to be stuck in the friend zone, he’ll keep things casual for his new endgame.

But will one hot Dallas summer night change everything for Reese and JP?

Because when the two meet again when JP returns for hockey season, Reese finds her attraction to him hasn’t waned since their first meeting. Charming and intelligent, JP is different in all the right ways, but Reese realizes letting him in will make her vulnerable, something that terrifies her. JP never forgot Reese from their initial introduction last winter, and the sparks fly for him even more so the second time. But with Reese, his thoughts are anything but casual . . .

Can JP and Reese let their guards down to take a chance on love? Or will this simply be a game of playing defense?
 

Excerpt:

“JP,” I say, heading over to it. “You got a piano?”
“Yeah. My special delivery came today,” JP says, following me over to it. The piano is set up in the corner of his living room, next to the large bank of windows overlooking the city. “I can finally play again, which I’ve been wanting to do.”
“I didn’t know you played,” I say in amazement. “How did I not know this?”
“I love music,” JP says, sitting down on the bench. He pauses for a moment, rolling up the sleeves of his shirt and revealing his powerful, tanned forearms and causing my pulse to burn in response.
I swear there is nothing sexier than powerful forearms.
“I have to keep some things for you to discover about me,” JP says. “I’d hate for you to lose interest.”
“I don’t think you have to worry about that.”
“Good,” JP says. “Here, have a seat. I learned something for you today.”
My heart is about to burst as I sit down next to him.
“What?” I ask, amazed.
“It’s a piece in your honor,” JP says, flipping some sheet music.
His fingers begin flying across the keys, and a familiar tune fills the air.
I lose my breath as I realize what it is.
It’s “Under the Sea” from the movie The Little Mermaid.
JP begins to sing the words, his deep baritone filling the air, and I know he learned this song for his mermaid.
Me.
I swallow down tears as I listen to him sing. He’s an accomplished pianist, his fingers moving effortlessly as he plays. JP is a brilliant, amazing man with many gifts to give.
And he’s giving me this song.
 
 

About the Author
I live in the Dallas area with my family. I enjoy clipping out recipes I will never get around to trying, working out, and chatting with friends on social media. I’m a hockey nut (Go Stars!) and watch as much as humanly possible. I also love shopping and fashion and admit to being obsessed with whatever the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing. In addition to be obsessed with the Duchess, I’m equally obsessed with any show or cookbook featuring Gordon Ramsay.
Links
Website/Blog - http://avenellis.com/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/@AvenEllis
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AvenEllis1
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7265661.Aven_Ellis
Amazon Page - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aven-Ellis/e/B00GHUYO90/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1455968038&sr=1-1 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/avenellis/




Monday, September 25, 2017

tips for buying a car!

This is a sponsored post.

You may not know this about me, but I didn't get my license until I was 26. I know what you're thinking, why?! But I was always scared of driving as a teen and then as I got older I just didn't see the point. But that all changed and I finally took my road test and passed the first time.
my first car-isn't she so cute?!

Cut to last October when I was 32 (I know, I'm old!) I finally purchased my very own first car! When I was looking for a car, I wanted a few things; a sunroof, a good radio, and of course I'd prefer if it was black. I headed online to the dealership I was going to and searched for my limited requests and found some good cars in my price range. Now the one thing I wish I did that I didn't was go to Cars.com cause they make shopping for a car super easy!

On Cars.com, they show you cars currently for sale new & used, where to get service, and you can even SELL your current car through them! Like, what?! How helpful is that right? Oh and they even have a section with tips and tricks.
 
Do you have any car buying tips? Share in the comments cause they always come in handy, xo!

Friday, September 15, 2017

cover reveal!

COVER REVEAL!

Love Uncovered, the second standalone book in the Babes of Brighton series is now available for pre-order - myBook.to/LoveUncovered



Synopsis
Independent woman to her core, Brooke Archer has always been happy to hit it and quit it with the men in her life. But when her beloved Nan suffers from poor health, Brooke realises just how precious life is and decides to it’s time to face her daddy issues and seek out her estranged father. Without so much as a name or photo, and a cagey Mum withholding vital information, it’s going to be no easy task.

Nicholas Parker is a relationship guy and always has been. Abandoned by his mum when he was seven he craves love and security. But finding a woman who can conquer his trust issues is no easy feat. Brooke is exactly the kind of woman he doesn’t need.

Pulled together by some invisible force, can Brooke and Nicholas overcome their differences to uncover true love?

Add it to your Goodreads shelf - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36099467-love-uncovered?from_search=true

If you'd like to catch up with book 1, Excess Baggage, read it here - myBook.to/ExcessBaggageLB

The book will be available to read for FREE via Kindle Unlimited from 28th September.

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