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Divine Misdemeanors (Merry Gentry #8) By: Laurell K. Hamilton (Book Review)

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Summary: You may know me best as Meredith Nic Essus, princess of faerie. Or perhaps as Merry Gentry, Los Angeles private eye. To protect my unborn children, I have turned my back on the crown, choosing exile in the human world with my beloved Frost and Darkness. Yet I cannot abandon my people. Someone is killing the fey, which has left the LAPD baffled and my guardsmen and me deeply disturbed. I thought I'd left the blood and politics behind in my own turbulent realm.But now I realize that evil knows no borders, and that nobody lives forever even if they're magical. 
The first thing out of my mouth when I finished this book was "this was disappointing". And yes, it was extremely disappointing. Like I have mentioned before in a previous review, Swallowing Darkness for me felt like the final novel only because the main plot was resolved and came to an end. Even the final chapter of that novel felt like the closing of the series. When the m…

True Blood | Season 2 Episode 3: Scratches (Review)

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This episode starts right where we left off in the previous episode with Bill yelling at Sookie for her irresponsible decision to let Jessica see her family without realizing the potential consequences.  Honestly, what does Bill see in Sookie? Aside from the fact that she's the only woman who finds him attractive. One thing I really need to point out is the terrible acting when it came to Bill 'driving'. Steering left and right harshly and quickly is not how you drive unless you're having a seizure at the wheel. I hate seeing this type of 'driving' in movies and TV shows because it is beyond unrealistic. 
The creepy creature with the claws and bull mask attacking Sookie reminds me of the Minoans. They were heavyset on bull imagery but there was no evidence of them wearing bull masks during rituals. They were mainly situated on the Greek islands, primarily, Crete thousands of years ago. If the bull creature is connected i…

Swallowing Darkness (Merry Gentry #7) By: Laurell K. Hamilton (Book Review)

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(((This review will contain spoilers))) Summary: I am Meredith, princess of faerie, and at long last, I am with child;twins, fathered by my royal guard. Now I must stay alive to see my children born, as conspirators from every court plot against me and mine. They seek to strip my guards, my lovers, from me by poisoned word or cold steel. But I still have supporters, and even friends, among the goblins and the sluagh who will stand by me. Those who would defy and destroy me are destined to pay a terrible price. To protect what is mine, I will sacrifice anything, even if it means waging a battle against my darkest enemies and making the most momentous decision ever made as princess of faerie. 
In this novel, so much has happened in very little time with a lot of story development taking place and I feel would have been the perfect way to end the series. The fact that there are 2 more books after this already published and more being worked on to me means one of two things. 1, Merry'…

True Blood | Season 2 Episode 2: Keep This Party Going (Review)

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This episode contains a lot of scenes that are very much night and day to each other We've got Jason at the Light of Day conference already making an enemy/friend with Luke who envy's Jason's charismatic personality and his closeness with the Newlin's. We also have Sam at Merlotte's dealing with the new crappy waitress Daphne, running his business and Maryann always showing up everywhere he is. On the flip side, we have poor Lafayette fighting to stay alive while trying to escape this terrible nightmare. I do have to applaud the phenomenal work of the leg prop! It looked gory and very realistic as well. 
Unfortunately, it does get worse for Lafayette. He successfully frees himself from the torture contraption but he ends up getting shot by none other than Ginger. To top it all off, Pam, Eric and, Chow feed from Lafayette and we are left wondering if we will ever see him again. By the way, Eric's new hairstyle is a winner…

Ciaté London | Starstruck Double-Ended Stamp Liquid Liner (Review)

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Product Summary: When it's festival season it means to experiment with out of the box looks. It's great using the star stamp liner for a faux tattoo effect on the face, wrist or literally anywhere. Feeling like creating more of a classic cat eye? Just flip it over and use the ultra-fine precision tip end to get fierce flicks, keep your lines and shapes in place. The inky black formula won't streak or smudge. This all-star formula is vegan and cruelty-free. It is limited edition and costs around 17-20$. I ended up getting this liner from Ipsy a beauty subscription service for more info on them click here.

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The last review I did on this company was for their eyeliner (Fierce Flicks eye liner) and I did not like the liner at all. It wasn't waterproof nor long lasting. And unfortunately for me, it seems they used the exact formula for this liquid liner as well. It is such a pain to apply this liner! I've become sort of an expert on applying eye…