Month: February 2017

Stolen Flame – Book Review

stolen-flameVivian is excited about this weekend. Why wouldn’t she be? She is finally turning twenty-one, and she knows for-a-fact that Liam, the man of her dreams is in love with her too. On the eve of her birthday, her world comes crashing down when she is taken from her home.

Now, instead of spending her birthday in Liam-heaven, she learns that she will be forced to take part in The Chamber, a lavish sex club for the world’s richest and most powerful men. She finds early on that she will not suffer her sentence alone. With the budding sisterhood of the six other women taken at the same time, along with an unexpected ally, Vivian will discover an inner strength and love that she never knew existed.

Stolen Flame is part of a series, and while each book is interconnected, each book in the series stands alone. Due to the adult content and themes, this book is not intended for persons under the age of 18.


I enjoyed this book very much. The whole story is based over a year.
In that year Vivian “Flame” gets kidnapped the night before her 21st birthday to be taken to the “chamber”. The Chamber allows 35 well off/millionaire men to pay for a years worth of sex with 7 hand picked women/girls from all over the world.
Vivian is a 20 yr old virgin, which all changes on the night of her 21st Birthday whe
she meets Tyson “Dominic” who becomes her personal protector/guard for the year.  Each of the girls receive a new name while in the Chamber and Vivian’s is Flame.

Flame then endures sex 5 days a week with men she doesn’t know, all to protect her family for the next year before her release. She is promised that as long as she follows through with the Chamber and does not try to escape, her family will not be killed and she will be rewarded generously at the end.

I found some parts of this book immature, however this is understandable due to the book being from the point of view of a 21 yr old virgin experiencing, what no other girl her age has ever had to endure.  I’m in my early 20’s so I completely understood why certain words were used and why Vivian used “Thunderdick” to describe a man haha, we can all be immature, but this was the funniest.  On the other hand this story does show Vivian maturing, after all she has to become stronger considering her new “job”.
She loves Liam however at the end of the book she has to choose what she really wants, after all she has grown up a considerable lot in the last year. Will Vivian still see Liam as the same person as she did before she left?

I liked the fast pace of the story.  Each chapter explored either Liam’s feelings or Vivian’s new life as a chamber maid.  There was never a dull moment.

 I got to empathise with the 7 women involved in this story. I was hooked, my Fiancé had to tell me to stop reading so that I could get some sleep, oops. 

I believe Stolen flame has a few meanings to it, for example the main reason is of course she was taken from her own home “stolen” and then given the name “flame”.
However I think other reasons could be, she lost her virginity which wasn’t technically by choice, could also be that she has taken the hearts of two men who now want her to be free of The Chamber.

I would definitely recommend this book to adults, obviously taking note of the sexual nature of this book, but I think this book could be more for people like myself in their 20’s unless you don’t mind younger writing/mind set.

There are 7 books in the series- Each focus on the different girls who were trapped in the Chamber with Vivian “flame”.

Book 2: Weeping Violet.

Weeping Violet (The Seven Chamber Series Book 2) by [Marshall, D.W.]

It has been an entire year since Brinley has been home. After spending a year in captivity at the Elusive Chamber her biggest fear is her freedom. The fear of showing up after a year without a word. The fear that life and the man she loves moved on without her.

Now that Brinely is free from her captors her life belongs to her again. As she rides in the back of the limo heading to her childhood home, she can’t help but wonder if every one else in her life has moved on, or did they hit the pause button the day she went missing.

Life isn’t perfect, not by a long shot, but Brinely Avery Bishop’s life was just about as perfect as it could get. She had the most amazing boyfriend, Logan. She was going into her senior year of college, and she and her boyfriend were planning to move to New York. Brinley’s near perfect life and bright future were snatched away from her when she was snatched in broad daylight, and held captive at The Chamber, an exclusive sex club for the world’s richest men.

Fast forward a year. Brinley is released and sent home. With specific orders to speak to no one of her whereabouts for the last year, how is she expected to drop back into her old life? Will she be able to hit the reset button and resume her perfect life? Will Logan still be there, waiting for her? Will she even be the same happy person she was before she was taken?

Take the journey of rediscovery with Brinley as she tries to bury the recent past and reclaim her once perfect life, while shedding the memories of her life at The Chamber.


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Cover reveal for Archangels Viper by Nalini Singh

Out in September 26th 2017  #10 in the Guild Hunter series

Return to the epic and dangerous world of the Guild Hunters in this new adventure from New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh, as immortal angels, vampires, and mortals struggle to build a new world order…
Venom has always been one of the most mysterious and seductive members of the Seven–Archangel Raphael’s personal guard. But even this powerful vampire has no idea what awaits when he returns to New York…and to a woman who might be the greatest threat of all…

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Vivian is excited about this weekend. Why wouldn’t she be? She is finally turning twenty-one, and she knows for-a-fact that Liam, the man of her dreams is in love with her too. On the eve of her birthday, her world comes crashing down when she is taken from her home.

Now, instead of spending her birthday in Liam-heaven, she learns that she will be forced to take part in The Chamber, a lavish sex club for the world’s richest and most powerful men. She finds early on that she will not suffer her sentence alone. With the budding sisterhood of the six other women taken at the same time, along with an unexpected ally, Vivian will discover an inner strength and love that she never knew existed.

Stolen Flame is part of a series, and while each book is interconnected, each book in the series stands alone. Due to the adult content and themes, this book is not intended for persons under the age of 18.

L’Oreal True Match highlighter-First impression

Hello all my beauty followers,  I went out and splurged on some new makeup, just because it was my birthday 🙂 why not.

Today’s main first impression is about the L’Oreal true match highlights.  I am not sure how long they have been on sale for but I am actually impressed. I tried it today for the first time and fell in love.  

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This powder highlight cost me £7.99 and I got mine in the shade icy glow.  There are two shades, the other is more of a bronze highlight called Golden Glow.   

A collection of 4 iridescent powder highlighters which blend effortlessly together for all over illumination or to highlight key areas.

Designed in 2 light enhancing shades. An iridescent golden glow that enhances the overall complexion with a luminous finish, perfect for medium to dark skin tones. Or a pearlescent icy glow for a subtle highlight to a radiant glow, perfect for light to medium skin tones.

Ultra fine pigment and highly blendable formula.  (L’Oreal)

Pro tip: Transition your natural radiance from day to night with True Match Highlight by applying the powder illuminator with a damp brush for a more intense glow.

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I personally loved the pink/bronze shade on the right, that was what I used in the picture above.  The other two are beautiful but not as pigmented.  All of these together I think would look gorgeous.  I obviously haven’t used it long enough to give a proper review.  We will have to see if I like it more than my Sleek Highlighting palette.
There was a small amount of fall out, not a lot, but I did find I had to swirl my brush around a bit to get enough product, so it is not as pigmented as I thought.

As a first impression I like it, I will keep testing it out and let you all know what I think, but I do like that it has a possibility of using 4 shades 🙂

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Which Book do I read next?

stolen-flameVivian is excited about this weekend. Why wouldn’t she be? She is finally turning twenty-one, and she knows for-a-fact that Liam, the man of her dreams is in love with her too. On the eve of her birthday, her world comes crashing down when she is taken from her home.

Now, instead of spending her birthday in Liam-heaven, she learns that she will be forced to take part in The Chamber, a lavish sex club for the world’s richest and most powerful men. She finds early on that she will not suffer her sentence alone. With the budding sisterhood of the six other women taken at the same time, along with an unexpected ally, Vivian will discover an inner strength and love that she never knew existed.

Stolen Flame is part of a series, and while each book is interconnected, each book in the series stands alone. Due to the adult content and themes, this book is not intended for persons under the age of 18.


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EVERYDAY THE SAME

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.

UNTIL TODAY

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.

Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.

Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…


HELP which one do I read next?  Stolen flame was sent to me to review, however The girl on the Train is something I have seen everyone go on about.  I have not watched The girl on the train either so I have no idea what happens.

Comment below what you think I should read first.

Book Review: Warrant

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Devon Harper knows two things for certain:
1. She lives to dance.
2. She is a prostitute.
At 18 years old, Devon’s mother went missing and she was suddenly forced into a brutal prostitution ring. In a life plagued with a series of let downs, the only thing constant has been dance. But when an unlikely ally, Enzo, enters her screwed-up life, she wonders if there is hope for her yet. Will striving for a degree in dance help Devon escape the throes of prostitution? Or will it cause her to lose more than ever before?
*Caution: The story of Devon Harper is not a pretty one. It contains disturbing situations, graphic violence, sex, strong language, drug use and all types of abuse.

First of all WOW.  When I was told this was a dark erotica, I thought okay I will judge that when I read it.  It has taken me nearly two years to review this book = oops, sorry.

The caution is definitely something to read and take note of.  I read reviews on goodreads of people saying they were unable to finish this book because of how gut turning it was.
Devon is a 21 year old girl trying to finish college dancing, as stated above dancing is her main passion and it helps her completely release when she has had to go and complete one of her “jobs” set up by her pimp.  And she has a attitude on her which she does not hide from any of her “Johns”, or pimp.
She appears normal to everyone, 21, attending school and she even lives in a house share with 3 others.  No one knows what she does in her free time.  
Devon’s mum died when Devon was 18, died is too nice of a word, she was murdered by the same group who recruited Devon to carry on the same work her mum did and become a prostitute.
Her one rule is to never have a relationship outside of “work”.
Lorenzo Baez is the detective who is awe struck  by seeing Devon on her way  to college while he is on duty.  They have an age gap of 12 years, Devon being 21 and Lorenzo “Enzo” being 33.  Even Devon describes him as “tall, dark and handsome”.
His story in the book is he will do anything to protect Devon once he finds out her real truth.  But he is not only risking his life trying to get her back into normality.


Overall this book was quite short, each chapter was very short including chapters from the point of view of the pimp, Enzo, Devon and a few appearances from people you would not expect.

This story was definitely graphic and not for the faint hearted.  I sometimes was reading with my mouth open because of the graphic language, and what was happening to poor Devon in the scenes.  If you think you have read enough erotica stories to not struggle reading this then you are WRONG.  Nothing prepared me for what I read.
I did not think this book would be for me however I was stuck.  I started reading today and read the whole book in a couple hours, I was not able to put it down.  Every scene had something happening, whether it be dramatic, or a plot.  I just needed to know how a poor 21 year old got out of the industry and away from what her pimp put her through.
I would actually give this book 5 stars because to keep a reader interested this much, considering the story line is amazing.  
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Birthday shopping Haul

Denim jacket- H&M £29.99

Torment book and notebook – Waterstones Book:£7.99 and notebook £13.99

Kabrow x2 products Benefit – £20 each

Galifornia blush Benefit- £24

L’Oréal highlight- £7.99

L’Oréal foundation- £9.99

L’Oréal mascara – £9.99

Nyx matte lip gloss- £7

Benefit pore testers and Benefit bag were freebies.