Death Bringer by Kelly-Marie Pollock Blog Tour – Book Review by LittleTinkablee

*I’d like to note that this was due for the first day of the blog tour, however my laptop has tapped out on me over the last 3 or so weeks. And so, I couldn’t express just how sorry I am to be posting my review later than agreed.*

I’m so pleased to be able to tell you all that I am part of the ‘Death Bringer’ by Kelly-Marie Pollock, Blog Tour. This is the second instalment of a three part series in the, ‘Chronicles of Nova Morgan Trilogy’, Organised by the amazing Frasersfunhouse.com.

About the Author

Kelly-Marie lives in Dorset with her Husband Mitchell, four young children and menagerie of pets. She’d dreamt of being an Author from a very young age and her late Auntie Julie pushed her to follow her dreams. Kelly-Marie is  a stay at home Mother, full time carer and active Parenting and Mental Health Blogger, you can find her blog over at www.amixedupmummy.blogspot.co.uk Death Bringer is the second novel  in ‘The Chronicles of Nova Morgan’ trilogy and follows the successful publication of her debut book Cherry Nova. She has also released a book of poetry entitled Forever Blue.

Cherry Nova, Book 1 in The Chronicles of Nova Morgan trilogy is rated 5* on both Amazon and Goodreads, available to purchase via Amazon and The Book Depository, free to read for Kindle Unlimited users. (I’ll be posting my review of Cherry in a few days, now that I finally have a functional laptop again).

Author Links below:

Author Website

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Goodreads

Synopsis

Death Bringer is the second book in The Chronicles of Nova Morgan trilogy. 

Nova may have won the fight for her freedom, but she’s far from won the war. Journey beside her, Ruth and Chaplin as they leave the gritty streets of Victorian London behind and immerse themselves in the magical living realm of Hindra. 

In a world where dying isn’t forever and living isn’t easy, they’re about to unearth all manner of secrets and lies. Their mission seems clear, infiltrate the Council Chambers and free the captive, Detective Maximus Steele, bringing down The Righteous Ones as they go, but time is moving fast and as Nova comes to realise, time is running out. 

From street-worker to rebellion leader, is her path one of greatness, or has it simply been paved by someone or something, far greater than her? Like pieces on a chess board, is Nova just a pawn in someone else’s game.

*Content warning – Contains adult themes including; Sex, Drug use, Profanity and Violence.*

Before I get into my review I would like to state that I, along with other participates of this incredible Blog Tour – Death bringer, were gifted a free copy of this novel in return for an honest review. All thoughts and all opinions on this blog tour are our own. (I hope by now that you all know that I would never review a book I didn’t enjoy myself or didn’t believe my viewers would enjoy it either. Nor, would I rate a novel high if I didn’t actually feel that, that’s what it deserves).

My Review

Just like the first one I have to give Death Bringer it’s well deserved 5-stars. Kelly has once again done it, she’s done something few of us can only dream of achieving…Creating another incredible novel, this follow up to Cherry Nova deserves it’s full 5 out 5 start review. Just like in ‘Cherry Nova’ we are instantly drawn into the first page of ‘Death Bringer’, Instantly snatching your attention, until you are lost to the real world and planted into the new world Author Kelly-Marie Pollock has so brilliantly created.

Noah’s gone, Soul is dead, Nova’s memories are back, and the only thing on her mind is revenge.

From being known as ‘Cherry’ – working at Lady Jaine’s Brothel on the streets of Victorian London, to becoming the ‘Lady of Death’ is not something Nova ever intended. Chasing after one of the people who saved her when she needed it most was also not on her ‘to do’ list. But when other beings start to play with your life like a chess piece on a game board, you have no choice but to take the punches to get what you want. After all, they say nothing worth fighting for is easy, love is blind, and hell has no fury like a woman’s scorn…and Nova is one woman who has dealt with more scorn than most could ever take.

Cherry Nova is the first instalment in ‘The chronicles of Nova Morgan Trilogy, set in Victorian London. Death Bringer is the second instalment from ‘The Chronicles of Nova Morgan Trilogy (a three part book series) Where, Kelly takes us from our known Victorian London world and leads us into a whole new realm that holds different rules. Ruled by a council that are as happy to hand out a punishment/banishment as a kid would be receiving candy, Nova knows her mission is no easy task. Things are going to get messy, crazy and overwhelming.

Everything seems more chaotic now, than it ever did before. With Detective Max missing, stolen from them by the monsters who have made their very existence the deadly nightmare that it has become, a new army to lead and her own emotions to manage, life for Nova is about to become a whole lot more hectic and it’s only the beginning.

Taken captive in the Hindra realm, Nova is willing to do whatever it takes to bring back detective Max, even if that means raising an army and walking through the gates of Hindra. With the help from those whose lives were affected by Noah, Nova is able to successfully raise the army she needs with the help of a drug dependence warlock – Chaplin, an old dock worker – Bucky and her trusted banished witch friend – Ruth. Death Bringer is filled with more action, more excitement, suspense and more surprises than what was hiding throughout the first instalment, which I truly didn’t expect or think possible after finishing Cherry Nova.


Reading, Cherry Nova, I was instantly hooked onto this new, exciting and phenomenal series. I was a young teen when the vampire craze started and I can safely say I have read more than my fair share of vampire fiction. I was pretty sure I’ve read it all…until I stumbled across Cherry Nova. Being sucked into Nova’s life as though I’m a front seat passenger, it was fascinating to watch Nova’s struggle, confusion, hardships,and new friendships. It’s been even more fascinating and exciting to be able to watch as Nova’s character continues to grow into a person she could only ever hope of dreaming of being in her old life.


Death Bringer picks up exactly where Cherry Nova left off, instantly thrown into another action packed scene, I knew instantly that Death Bringer was going to have me sitting on the edge of my seat while reading this new thrilling novel. With twists, turns and revelations no one saw coming, this is one vampire book that will leave you reeling while wanting more.

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Death Bringer by Kelly-Maire Pollock

Kelly has an incredible mind, the world in which she has managed to create and express into words is beyond amazing. I wasn’t able to put this book down once I picked it up, spent a whole night awake reading this because I just HAD to find out what happened, page after page. It’s an instant mind gripper.

If you love a little twist on vampire fiction, love a little mystery, love a little romance, action and open-mouthed cliff hangers then I wholly recommend you look up Cherry Nova and Death Bringer by Kelly-Marie Pollock and buy both as once you’ve read one, you’ll be dying to read the next.


PURCHASE LINKS

Cherry NovA:

Cherry Nova- Amazon UK

Cherry Nova – Amazon US

Cherry Nova – Depository

FOREVER BLUE:

Forever Blue – Amazon UK

Death Bringer:

Death Bringer – Kindle Edition

The Anxiety Journal

I have lived and suffered from anxiety for what feels to me, to be my whole life, though realistically I’d say I’ve suffered for a good portion of my life from anxiety

I only really noticed my problem when I was around 13-14 years old and found it incredibly difficult to bring myself to school most days. I would be hit with such a strong and intense sense of dread that I would often skip school just to avoid feel that, though with ditching school came a whole new way of different emotions and anxiety. I found it easier to walk the streets alone on my own than I did to attend school.

Back then I didn’t even know what anxiety was, I hadn’t even heard of it to be perfectly honest with you, it wasn’t until I was diagnosed with Anxiety that I even found out what it was. Before that I just felt as though I wasn’t normal, that there was something incredibly wrong with me to be feeling the way I felt. As well as anxiety I was tackling other things at the time too, but I’ll get into them in a later post.

Due to my lack of knowledge and ways to help myself for a long while I suffered in silence, not opening up to a single soul the real thoughts and feeling bursting inside of me. But more than that I have allowed it to over-rule and take over my life to the point where my anxiety dictated every move I made, every decision presented to me, every (platonic) relationship I have ever tried to up hold. The only person my problems haven’t managed to to lose is my boyfriend and really, really close family. Everyone else I tend to lose contact with or fall out of touch with.

In my bid to change my life for the better and healthier, this year I have become almost obsessed with searching/finding self-help techniques, tips and tricks that I can apply to my day to day life. After discovering what anxiety was I had started to do a little research on the topic where I can across a few techniques that can help but not many as that wasn’t my goal for research back then.

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Now that I have been actively searching new and different ways to help me cope and hopefully one day overcome my overwhelming anxiety. In my search for these self-help ‘remedies’ I came across Corinne Sweet’s book called ‘The Anxiety Journal’ that I instantly purchased from Amazon for as little as £6.62 in July 2019.

The Anxiety Journal – My review

I have happily given Corinne Sweet’s Anxiety Journal a 4/5 star review.

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Corinne Sweet – The Anxiety Journal

I couldn’t really fault this journal, even if I had wanted to (Which I don’t).

I love the cover design and calming blue colour that it’s decorated in. More than the front cover of this journal I also fell in love with all of the simple yet beautiful, effective illustrations that are accompanied by a few insightful and motivational quotes (and if there’s one thing I love, it’s quotes!) so I was pleasantly surprised and happy when coming across some of these quotes.

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The Anxiety Journal by Corinne Sweet – review by Littletinkablee

‘You’re anxiety and fears are not you and… They do not have to rule your life.’

JON KABAT-ZINN

Other than the beautiful illustrations and insightful quotes this journal also holds very helpful, hands on exercises/information.

The Anxiety Journal opens up to an introduction page that very easily and quickly explains what to expect from reading this journal and the ways this journal can help you understand more about anxiety and how it affects the human mind AND body.

The Anxiety Journal also holds a lot of information regarding Anxiety, things that could possibly trigger anxiety and goes further into more details as you progress through the book, even going as far as to explaining how anxiety is linked to panic and panic attacks and possible activities you can do when in moments of an anxiety or panic attack. There are even lined pages where you can jot down your own thoughts and answer some of the questions that the journal asks.

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As well as providing useful information and helpful activity exercises, The Anxiety Journal also offers a list of possible symptoms you may experience when experiencing a moment of anxiety and points out the possible triggers that may have kick started your anxiety off.

Corinne explains to use why it is important to accepting what is and the importance of learning to accept what’s to be.

‘It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.’

by: Seneca

Corrine also ventures into the topic of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) which I’ll discuss more on in a future post but I found what she had to say and the information provided to be extremely interesting and set me on a research frenzy.

This was the first book I have picked up, written by Corinne Sweet and I intend on buying and reading her book ‘The mindfulness Journal’ that I’ve heard so many good things about since coming across this author.

The Anxiety Journal has helped me gain a better sense of myself, of the emotions that courses through my body when my anxiety attacks and has helped me find little tips and tricks to help me be more in the present moment and not stuck in the past or hell bent on worry about the future.

This book is incredibly educational, helpful and just full of so many different resources that you can apply to your own daily lives that I find myself going back and forth in the book even to this day. It’s not just a one time read but something that you can open and read through time and time again and see things from a different prospective. I find it incredibly useful to be able to look back and see the little differences in myself since purchasing The Anxiety Journal and applying some of these useful techniques to my day to day life.

Over all, If you suffer from anxiety of any level, no matter how high or low it is then I would 100% recommend this book to you.
If you suffer from panic attacks or have PTSD then I believe that -although this won’t solve all your problems – it can help you through a few difficult moments in your life as anxiety, panic and PTSD are all liked together in some way.

I hope you have enjoyed my long over-due review of Corinne Sweet book ‘The Anxiety Journal’ and if you would like to purchase your very own, then simply CLICK HERE.

Blood Awakens by Jessaca Willis

And so it’s time for me to FINALLY release my review of this spectacular debut book ‘Blood Awakens’ Book 1 in the Awaken quartet by the equally wonderful Jessaca Willis.

True to the title of her book, Blood Awakens follow the stories of a few individuals fighting and trying to survive in a panic-stricken world where everyone runs on anxious thoughts and unexplained fear, where the strong stay strong and the weak get killed. A world where the different are more than feared, they are targeted, targeted by terror-stricken and frightened people.

Blurb


People called Sean a blood guide, though he never fully understood why. As far as he knew, he could hear heartbeats and heal people. It wasn’t until he walked in on his brother’s brutal murder that he learned of the darker nature of his power: blood speaks to him, and he to it. With a simple song, he can command it to do whatever he wants, and in that moment, he showed his brother’s murderers no mercy. Now Sean must fight to keep his inner demons in check and his path to redemption begins with the establishment of sanctuary for people like him, people with powers, the Awakened.

Graciela is one of many who did not Awaken, but she’s watched as her brother’s power as an Empath—the ability to sense other’s emotions—has brought him to the brink of death. Together, they set across Central America in search of a cure, or at the very least, safety. What they find is a sanctuary called Hope, the same one Sean governs.

But they soon discover that even from within the compounds of the sanctuary, no one is safe. Not when there are people in the world with unimaginable power and insatiable bloodlust.

(Readers Note)
This book is “New adult” fantasy, with moderate violence, and one or two mild curse words, but otherwise appropriate for mature teenagers and older. There is no sex or drugs in this book.

Book Notes/Details


If you are looking for a “New adult” dark fantasy read with mystery, love, loss, lies, heartache, high emotions with a touch of magic and post-apocalyptic drama then this is one book you are going to want to pick up and never put down!

E-book details 
File size - 3210KB
Print length - 328 pages
Publisher - Amazon
Publication date - 26th June 2019
Paper Back Details 
Series - The Awakened (book 1 in the Awakened Quartet)
Paperback - 326
Publisher - Jessaca Willis 27th June 2019
Language - English

Blood Awakens is the first debut novel by the incredible Jessaca Willis, the first instalment of the ‘Awaken Quartet’ series.

About the Author

Jessaca is a fantasy writer, with an inclination towards the paranormal, dystopian, dark, and horror sub genres.

Growing up in the 90’s and early 2000’s, Jessaca spent her free time heavily immersed in books and shows such as Harry Potter, True Blood, The Sword of Truth/Legend of the Seeker, and Merlin, so much so that at one point she truly believed fantasy worlds were real (maybe she still does). Her passion for the unimaginable and the magnificent grew, leading Jessaca to a career in fantasy writing, with an inclination toward the dark, horror, paranormal, and dystopian/apocalyptic sub-genres.​

Before she realized being an author was more than her own fantasy though, she was a wandering college student who believed in making the world a better place. She studied social work for her undergraduate and graduate degrees, and participated in a number of study abroad programs that led her to countries such as Guatemala, Italy, and Bolivia. So that her studies don’t become entirely useless, Jessaca draws heavily from her experiences abroad and from her education in human development, social institutions (race, gender, class, sexuality, etc.), mental health, and family roles, to incorporate into her novels and short stories.​

Jessaca is a self-proclaimed nerd who loves cosplay, video games, and comics. She grew up and still lives in Portland, Oregon, where she resides with her partner and their fur- and human-babies.

You can check out here website here: https://www.jessacawillis.com/

My thoughts


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Blood Awaken by Jessaca Willis

For me the first chapter of a book is everything, especially as lately I find myself more easily distracted now than I was back in my younger days of reading.

And I have to say that during the first chapter of Jessaca’s debut novel I found myself fully immersed into Sean’s life, hook, line and sinker.

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Blood Awaken By Jessaca Willis

During the first chapter of Blood Awakens we are sucked into the mind and thoughts that is Sean as he makes his way home from being fired under injustice circumstances. He receives a frantic and confusing phone call unaware that that would be the start of bigger changes for him and his brother, life would never be the same for, Sean again. Through his thoughts we are able to imagine the world that he is living in, a world that feel much like the dark ages but with technology, a world where people act irrationally and impulsive. Full of fear and hate for the unknown, we really get to see the injustice world that the “Awakens” have no choice but to endure.

From the start this book had my emotion on the fray! The way that Jessaca was able to use incredible and engaging style of writing that helped draw her readers into her book and into the life of the characters she had built and gave life to.

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Blood Awaken by Jessaca Willis

Blood Awakens gives you a very realistic and post-apocalyptic view on what the world around us would be like if people had suddenly started to “awaken” without prompt.

Of course this book isn’t all about Sean and his tragedies in life but also the trials and struggles of other Awakened and non-Awaken (people who haven’t woken into their power) people such as Graciela who is fiercely loyal to the Awakened, even though she is one of the “non-awakened”, though I’m sure that her brother being one of them has had a help in swaying her beliefs in what is right, what is wrong, who is dangerous and who is not.

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Blood Awaken by Jessaca Willis

But having to watch her beloved brother live and suffer with his “gift” of being one of the Awakened has taken its own toll on poor Graciela. All she wants is a safe place for her and her brother to live out her days but with the world so caught up in their own terror, a safe place is few and far.

Blood Awakens takes you along on a suspense filled journey, with strong elements of family, loyalty, survival, drama and action, love and loss, magic and wonder that left me wanting more and kept me turning page after page! (or more accurately for me it kept me swiping on my kindle to read more!)

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Blood Awaken by Jessaca Willis

This wasn’t like anything I have read before and I loved it for that reason!

All the characters in this novel are extremely well written and engaging. Giving you a little glimpse each time into their lives, their thoughts and feelings, I truly felt as though I was living in a post-apocalyptic world where anyone could turn on you in a second if you were “Awakened”, where I truly experience the irrational fear to the unknown.

Jessaca’s brilliant word building skills are able to transport you into her book and into the lives of her characters.

For me Blood Awakens gets a 5/5 star rating.

If you would like to find out more about Jessaca’s books or Jessaca herself then feel free to click on one of the links below!

Website

Twitter

Facebook

Goodreads

Purchase Links:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Linziclip – Hair Clip – Review

firstly I would just like to apologise for the lack of pictures I have to share with you. Most of my pictures have been save onto my old laptop which I am in the middle of getting fix, so all the pictures I took will have to wait a little while before I can share them with you all on this post.

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Linzieclips review

A while a go I was gifted some very beautiful looking hair clamps in return for n honest review and was instantly fascinated by them!

About LinziClip

The  Linziclip hair accessory was created by Lindsey walker & Shelley-Anne Salisbury to overcome all the problems with the old style claw clip. Lindsey & Shelley met at a party just over 10 years ago. they got chatting (as you do) and had a eureka moment. they spent the next year working on various designs to eliminate the painful teeth, unsightly springs and protruding ears of the claw clip and after (way too many) coffees and late nights the Linziclip was born. Well, to be exact, the linziclip started off its life as the inside cardboard tube of a toilet roll which Lindsey & Shelley cut up reassembled and sprayed with silver paint – but the concept was there ! The next part of the linziclip journey was to find a manufacturer which meant a trek to India (a whole other story!). then Lindsey & Shelley  hot footed it around the globe securing distribution. Needless to say Lindsey & Shelley are now a well travelled pair!

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from those early beginnings the linziclip has gone from strength to strength and is now sold in over 17 countries. Apart from the basic black and tortoiseshell Linziclips are available in loads of catwalk inspired colours and patterns. Have a browse on our linziclip online shop. A  fab hair day is just a  click away !

My thoughts and experience with Linziclips

I won’t lie to you, I NEVER wear hair clips for the simply fact that my hair won’t let me. My hair has a mind of it’s on, it takes on a life of it’s own sometimes, and due to the thickness, the length and craziness that is my hair, hair clips just never stay in. Or they break…like my hair bobbles.

So buying hair clips have always been a wast of money…until now.

I honestly didn’t have much hopes for these clips for myself (my plan was to get my younger sisters to try them out as they have thinner and shorter hair than me ) but wanted to give Linziclips a benefit of the doubt. After all, they were claiming to have changed the hair clamp/clip game!

So, I guess you are all wondering, are they as good as they claim to be?

Yes!

In my opinion and experience of using these hair clips for some time now (I’m wearing two today!).

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Linziclips
Linziclips

The way Linziclips have design such beautiful an stylish claw clips, made for all hair types! These are not like the traditional ones that kept breaking, snapping or falling out of my hair with in minutes of having it in my hair.

With an amazing flat back and flat teeth that helps create a comfortable fit when placing it in my hair, there’s no tugging, pulling, falling or digging into the scalp. There is nothing I hate more (other than when they break on me) is when my hair accessories is giving me pains in anyway or is making me feel uncomfortable.

Linziclips offers you that tight and secure grip but without any of the pain! As well as a wide rage of style, sizes and colours. Linziclips are great for adult and children hair and even have a kids section so you and your mini you can rock the same stylish clips!

How To Wear Linziclips

a) squeeze the “ears” to open your linziclip
b) insert one side of the “teeth” into your hair guiding the opposite teeth over to the other side
c) once in place squeeze both sides of your linziclip closed so it’s secure and you have a firm but comfortable grip. to remove simply squeeze both ears to open.

Here are a few quick pictures I was able to take (I’ll be up loading all the original pictures I ha for this post next week!)

If you would like to check out their website then click here!

Otherwise you can also purchase your very own Linziclips over at Amazon by clicking here.

I hope you have enjoyed reading today review, and don’t forget to check back in for the more “professional” photo’s I originally had planned for this post.

I hope you all have a great Monday and a incredible week!

Yandra’s ‘Rose Simple’ Syrup

This post is late in coming and I deeply apologise for that however I feel it was worth the wait as it allowed me more time to try this product out longer and give a better review on it.

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Yandra – Rose syrup

As well as offering you high quality teas, Yandra has now introduced an all new 100% all nature and vegan friendly ‘Rose Syrup’! and I was lucky enough to be gifted an amazon voucher from @YandraTea in return I would use that voucher to purchase their tea syrup, test it out and give an honest review on it. When I checked out on amazon I was greeted to a beautiful 400ml bottle wrapped in purple, called, ‘Rose Syrup Natural ‘ on amazon that instantly made me want to try it out! (I’m a sucker for the colour purple).

400ml bottle of Rose Simple Syrup by Yandra
400ml bottle of Rose Simple Syrup by Yandra

Tea syrup is definitely a new thing for me, I love my tea (though I much prefer my traditional Tetley tea ) I don’t mind a mix up now and again, and having syrup in my tea was definitely a mix up for me!


About – Yandra Tea


A Tea Love Story 

Yandra Tea Company is a luxury premium brand. Our exquisite tea varieties are environmentally and sustainably sourced in partnership with the very best single tea estates throughout Europe, China, Sri Lanka, India & Japan.

Yandra Tea Company was born with the desire to be mindful of our connection to the earth – to live consciously, respect nature’s resources and our land that provides for us. On our Farm located on the river banks of the Danube in the South East of Romania, we harvest and dry the most exquisite, perfect rose buds to make our delicate, aromatic rose bud tea and produce 100% Natural Rose Syrup to my grandma’s secret recipe from our fresh roses. Lovingly made using traditional secret family recipes, we were inspired to bring our organic products to market.

Driven by these principles, our Tea Sommeliers are constantly sourcing and tasting hundreds of new tea harvests, herbs and fruits. Then we carefully select to create the most special flavours for you to enjoy whether it will be one of our signature limited edition teas or exclusive seasonal blends. Our iconic handcrafted teas are a compelling choice for all tea drinkers looking for an unforgettable authentic experience of this finest quality noble beverage. Let us take you on a journey of enjoyment.

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Yandra – Rose syrup

We have an active charity programme supporting education in developing countries. Yandra Tea Company was founded with the core ethos of giving back and to help communities beat poverty and inequality.

In a unique collaboration with several young artists, Yandra Tea Company supports ‘Art meets Tea’ – an inspirational and expressive collection of artisan packaging based on contemporary art celebration.


On the back of the box it explain that you can add this syrup into your tea or into sparkling water, so I thought I would give both a try. I thought I would try Rose Simple Syrup with plain Soda Water, Peach Flavoured Sparkling Water and Early Grey Tea. I also used the help of my younger sister (who is a bigger tea fan than I am) to try this syrup out with me and here is what we had to say:

My Thoughts


I won’t lie I was slightly apprehensive when trying this syrup out, the smell for me wasn’t pleasant and it did put me off it slightly. Because of the smell I decided to use it in my sister’s Earl Grey tea which has a malty, lemony taste to it that I thought would compliment the Rose Simple syrup

And I was right! When adding a tea spoon or two of ‘Rose Simple’ syrup into my my Early Grey flavoured tea, something magical happened in my mouth and made my tea taste a little sweeter. I didn’t even need to add sugar with my tea after adding Yandra Tea syrup in!

The syrup it’s self smells like fresh roses accompined by rich, deep and darken colour. I also got to try it on some Ice cream and a few other deserts and it went perfectly! It’s that little extra thing you are missing in your deserts. Despite what you may think upon looking at this tantalising and beautiful syrup colour,but this is all 100% natural meaning that no artificial colouring was added nor was it needed! (more pictures coming soon).

Although their recipe is a family secret, they do offer up a small list of ingredient that is does contain such as:

Damask Rose petals
Sugar
Water
and a Dash of lemon

To get your hands on your own bottle of this delouse syrup click the link at the bottom to be directed to amazons site to buy your own for £9.99 or CLICK HERE to be directed to their site.

Click here to buy yours from AMAZON

Nicotine and Napalm – Book Review

I was sent a beautifully covered book by the lovely author Emily Priest to read and review for free. I would like to state before starting my book review, like all my reviews (books or otherwise) I give my full honest opinion and would never suggest something to my readers/viewer that I didn’t fully enjoy myself.

With that being said, free products or books will not change my opinion, good or bad.

Nicotine and Napalm by Emily Priest.

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Nicotine and Napalm by Emily Priest

About Emily Priest

Emily Priest 

Author, Poetess, journalist
Emily Priest

Emily was born in Southampton in 1997 but moved to Portsmouth in 2016 to study creative and media writing at Portsmouth University.

There she refined her writing and developed as a professional -building and extensive portfolio of creativity, journalism, radio and marketing. Emily was also awarded a ‘young journalist’ award in 2017 from unity 101 and then went on to publish her work in 2018 in several publications

Synopsis/Commentary


Emily Priest’s first compilation, Nicotine and Napalm, is a raw and unflinching exploration of love and loss. This collection of prose and poetry is one woman’s account of growing up in the modern world and her own discovery of sexuality, strength and weakness.

poetry Book
by Emily Priest 
Book Review by #littletinkablee

I’ll start off by saying that this wonderful creation of compiled poetry has received a 5/5 start rating from me.

When I had received Emily’s book I was instantly in love with the cover. If you have read my ‘Bookish Confessions’ by the amazing @BethTabler you’ll know that I have been guilty of “judging a book by it’s cover.” I can’t help but appreciate and be drawn to an attractive looking book, I’m only human after all!

Diving into Emily’s series of poems I was instantly captivated by the by the beautifully placed words and although tragic and full of heartache there was a beauty in these words that will stick with me for the rest of my life.

This is the kind of book I would want my sisters and friends to read, something I believe should be placed into high school libraries for young girls to get their hands on and read. There are so many messages and hidden meanings in this amazingly put together poetry book that young girls and women can relate to, messages that young girls need to hear, need to know while learning to grow and love.

Book review by #littletinkablee

Poetry Book by Emily Priest

Emily has shown that she is nothing but audacious when it comes to her writing, showing and expression in such depth emotion of the love gained and loss through her journey of sexuality and self discovery.

And, she has inspired me to get back into writing my own poetry!

If you love poetry, love, heartbreak, self-discovery, passion, raw emotions… then this is something for you, this is one book you do not want to miss out on reading and enjoying. I’m so honoured to have read and experienced Emily’s emotions through her poetry and I have to admit there were a few line, especially towards the end that had the taps in my eyes running on full.

You can purchase or download your copy of Nicotine and Napalm right here! And don’t for get to check out Emily’s social medias!

Overall this beautifully written poetry book is something I would recommend to everyone of my female friends, family, blogging fam and strangers!

I hope this has inspired you to check out her book and read it for yourself! If there was one book, one piece of poetry that I had to recommend to the world, it would be this poetry book without hesitation.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and as always I appreciate any comments or shares that I receive on all my posts and I wish you all a lovely week!

Magic Pie – Children’s Book Review

A few weeks ago I had received A lovely package containing, Magic Pie by Robyn Embrey to review. A beautifully illustrated and written book made for children. I had received it wrapped up in lovely packaging and when I opened it up I was greeted with more than just the book! I’d been gifted with some colouring pages, some bookmarks and a bottle of fairy dust! How wonderful?

This enchanting rhyming children’s book takes us on Olly’s journey through magic land where he comes across some new friends who have already embarked on their own journey to find some magic to fix their own problems. All, Olly, wanted to do was make a magic pie! When they stumble across a Genie they knew they were in luck, however the Genie had a problem of his own. With the help of Olly they figure out a way to help each other and solve all problems!

This children’s book is full of magical character whom all share something in common… their need for magic. In need of help of help and no one else to turn to they all embark on this adventure together and go in search of the Genie that can grant them their wishes.

All the witty written rhymes that just so easily and naturally roll off the tip of your tongue making want to read more and more. The lovely colours and amazingly drawn illustrations makes it incredibly eye catching for children.

Now not having any children of my own I thought this book would be great for my god-daughter and so I asked my friend to read this book to her daughter and to let me know if she enjoyed it. Here’s the feed back I got:

Erin has just fallen in love with this book! I’m now being forced to read it to her at least once every night before putting to bed. She just loves the rabbit in the story and is now asking for a rabbit for her birthday.

I think this book is really good and it’s got my little girl obsessed with it. I can’t wait to see what other books

Over all I’d give this a 5/5 star rating. This is a fantastic book that everyone who reads to their children should check out and buy for their child/kids and I can’t wait to see what else the amazing Robyn will bring out next!

Click Here to be directed to amazon so you can add that book to your child/children’s shelves.

“Olly was in the kitchen, making magic pie; One to make him magic, and one to make him fly.”

Magic Pie ~ Robyn Embrey

Coffee Candle Collection – Review

The other day I had received some rather beautiful looking candles from All-Candles Wholesales and I have to say that I have fallen in love with them.

Three beautifully shaped and carved candles with three different coffee colour shades and sizes. I was so pleased to see that the candles had coffee related words elegantly craved into them such as, ‘coffee’, ‘milk’ and ‘Latte’, that I really didn’t want to take it out of it’s packaging, forever instilling it as it is, three very pretty candles.

Candle Wholesale & online store features organic materials with a wide range of choice of styles and designs, and is also offering free samples to selected lifestyle bloggers to review, two times a week on Wednesdays and Fridays.

I was very quickly drawn to their coffee candles collection having a major coffee addiction at one point (I’ve considerately cut down on coffee now). It also goes really lovely with the new wallpaper job I’ve done the other week in the living-room with my boyfriend.

One of the candles did arrive a little damage (pictures below) however they clearly state in the little form they send over with the candles, ‘If the item has arrived faulty or damaged please, email us, with a picture of the broke item and we will get the issue resolved in no time’. Now given that these were given to me for free I really didn’t feel the need to contact them to have it replaced but if you receive any of your items damaged you can get the issue resolved.

One is a D/7cm x H/ 18cm dark chocolate brown colour that reminds me of chocolate coffee (if you like chocolate and like coffee then this is one coffee you NEED to try out).

The second one is a D/7cm x H/14cm really light and creamy colour that reminds me of an overly creamed coffee.

And lastly, the small of the three, D/7cm x H/10cm with a lighter colour brown to it instantly reminding me of a toffee coffee.

All three candles have coffee related words beautifully carved into as well as a lovely colouring to them. I have burned each one to test how they melted and was really happy with them melting evenly and without a problem. However I did have one issue with the candles flame being a little bigger than expected and so if you do decide to burn these candles instead of keeping them up as decoration as I plan to then you are going to want to burn them on a windowsill, away from walls or away from anything flammable.

Prices ranges from £1.85 being the lowest price I could see to £21.55 being the highest with your choices of Pillar, church style & wick pillar, scented, Miscellaneous, decorative & dinner tapered candles.
Delivering candles quickly and cost-effectively to anywhere in England, Wales, Scotland and other EU Countries.

Over all I was rather happy and pleased with the candles and totally recommend anyone who runs a business that needs candles or supplies on a regular basis such as, a wedding planner, florist, restaurant, coffee shop, etc.

Heavenward by Olga Gibba ~ Book Review

So here is my long over due review of heavenward. 5/5 stars from me!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heavenward-Dark-fantasy-Celestial-Creatures-ebook/dp/B07HCNK2M8/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=heavenward&qid=1554821699&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Heavenward is book one of the ‘Celestial Creatures Series’ a captivating and heavenly written book by an enchanting woman. Heavenward is an urban/dark fantasy and just book one out of a quadrilogy ( a four book series). Heavenward has also been placed as #1 Teen & YA Girls and Women Issues Nonfiction eBooks, #1 Teen & YA Folklore and Mythology eBooks and #9 Teen & YA Horror eBooks.

Before picking up this book I was introduced to it by @FraserFunHouse who has been organising an amazing blog tour for Olga Gibbs. The ‘Hallow Book Tour’ which had instantly caught my eyes. I have never done a blog tour before, being in my first month of blogging and all, but I’ve always loved books and I want the things I love to reflect onto my blog, so I saw this as a great opportunity to read an impressive looking/sounding book as well as doing something new and exciting while meeting other amazing bloggers/writers/aspiring writers.

when your kobo and kindle breaks but your laptop acts as a tablet too…🤗

27th February, I officially became part of the Hallow Book Tour! Who kindly gave me a copy of the book Heavenward for free to get caught up with Hallow. Before starting this book I had been in a year long reading funk. I hadn’t been able to find a SINGLE book that I liked or was interested in for an entire year! It’s my fault really, I had spent a good year or two locked away in my house and during that time all I did was read one book after the other, escaping reality and diving into a new and exciting world that was completely different from the one that I was in.

When reading the blurb of this book you are only introduced to Ariel a young girl who has lived an incredibly dark past and is forever haunted by the memories and a deep disturbing nightmare that leaves her questioning her sanity…not for the first time. The blurb also gives a very vague description of three other character in the book, however only referring to them as “three new students” I was left imaging anything I liked about the other characters to this intriguing book.

Heavenward takes us on Ariel’s journey as her lonely yet somewhat mundane life gets flipped upside down all because of three new mysterious students who suddenly start to attend her high school and attache themselves to her. Things start to become more complicated than Ariel ever could have dreamt… or have a nightmare about. When right is no longer right, wrong is no longer wrong and she no longer knows who to trust, she learns that some of those things her crazy mother believed in were real after all, among other things…and she has been thrown smack bag in the middle of it all by no fault of her own. With a war at hand and two devilishly handsome angels sworn to protect her she knows her life isn’t about to get any easier, the question was, could she handle it?

Struggling to accept the information thrown at her and her new future a head, Ariel continues to struggle with her own deep dark secrets. Who was really on her side, who just saw her as nothing but a pawn in a big game? Ariel may just have been thrown into a world/war too big for her to handle.

My Thoughts

Ariel sparks the side of us I feel most of us as young girls have experienced at one time or another. Weak, defenceless, scared, confused and unsure of the world around us and the people in. Yet through her journey we get to see Ariel’s character develop into a strong and more confident heroine and a fiery ball of pushed down emotions.

There are two other main character’s to this book, Sam and Rafe. Sam is a very forward and a very cocky angel who swears to protect Ariel at all costs. He’s portrayed as a ‘ladies man’ that enjoyed every second of attention that he got, both good and bad. I feel like the safety he so quickly offers and the comfort is what draws Ariel close to him.

Rafe is another character in the book and another angel that swears to protect Ariel for different reason than Sam. Although at the start he is described as, “quite fit for a nerd.” by her friend Annie, a passing character in the book. The attention isn’t draw much on Rafe for a while and the mystery behind his introduction and lack of ‘action’ drew me more to his character and really made me want to know more about him. However through the other half of the book he takes the readers full attention along with Ariel and I found him to be the exact opposite of Sam. Where, Sam, was almost carefree and far too cocky at times, Rafe was the complete opposite. Rafe is more standoffish, stern yet an incredibly caring character and my infatuation with him only grew stronger the further I read on.

Reading through this book left me feeling more emotions than I care to admit, I got way too caught up into it and I loved EVERY SINGLE second of it. I haven’t read a book that made me feel so much in just one sitting, but the author really knows how to draw her readers in!

Ending the book has left me wanting and NEEDING to read the next book, Hallow, just to find out more secrets, more about the war at hand, more about the relationships/ possible relationships that are being formed and how on Earth (and Heaven) Ariel is going to get through it all.

The book is written solely in Ariel’s POV making me feel as though I really connected with her and what she was going through, I felt every emotion that she felt while reading this book and I wish that the book didn’t have an end! I truly fell in love with all of the characters, I felt like I was experiencing what Ariel was experiencing and connecting with those who she connected with. I feel in love with the author’s writing style, the way she was able to gracefully and thurley describe every emotion and thought that ran through Ariel’s head and I fell in love with the Author herself and the world that she has created.

I have rated this book a 5/5 and have absolutely no intentions on changing my answer. Although there are some scene that are consider sensitive or gruesome to some, I believe even those who may find subjects sensitive or gruesome would enjoy reading this book and I couldn’t find a single thing I disliked about the book or the characters.

I have to admit… I’ve already read Hallow and have half of my review written out already and I can’t wait for you guys to read it on 4th May! This is one book you are not going to want to miss out on and right now you can download you’re copy of Heavenward RIGHT HERE for FREE!

I couldn’t help but share with you guys (because it’s seriously made my year) my signed copy of Heavenward.I was gifted with such a wonderful gift from the lovely author Olga Gibbs. This book had arrived on a rather emotional day and It almost made me cry when seeing & reading Olga’s words, it had really put a smile on my face that day and now it dose every time I look at it. I honestly have to say that I feel as though I have gained a friend in Olga and the other lovely women in her book tour as well as the wonderful woman hosting the amazing book tour @fraserfunhouse. And I’m so proud of my self and so happy that I step out of my comfort zone, put myself out there and joined in with this book tour and speak with amazing bloggers and authors. I’ve really been enjoying every second of it so far!

I hope this has made you all excited and ready to get your copy of Heavenward so you can be ready to read Hallow which comes out 1ST MAY! And if you would like to read more about the author behind the book as well as inspiration that caused Olga to create such a wonderfully written and engrossing book, then just CLICK HERE to read my author interview with Olga Gibbs herself.