Using Visual Models for Effective WorldBuilding

The first season of The Frankenstein Chronicles hits the mark for a work that is not steampunk and has a lot to offer those who want to learn about effective worldbuilding.

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Wickedly Good

If you are looking for a DIY present this year, a home-made lip sugar scrub might be just what you need. Most store-bought scrubs may taste sweet, but they contain ingredients that should not be ingested. This scrub combines simple ingredients that are entirely edible. I first thought of this scrub when I read the ingredients…

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Review: Nikola Tesla and the End of the World

Nikola Tesla and the End of the World Blurb When physicist Sophie Clarke builds a strange machine from long-lost scientific plans she unwittingly transports Nikola Tesla to modern-day London. Unfortunately Tesla brings another historical figure along with him: an autocratic automaton. Two brilliant scientists. A slightly unhinged enemy from the future. This could lead to…

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Holiday Escape with Sol Janeiro

Tis the season for the holiday gift set bonanza, not only at stores like Sephora, Ulta, and Nordstrom, but also Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Target.  These items are available now and will most likely be sold out before the first snowflake falls. So each Friday I will be featuring holiday sets on my blog. I…

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Holiday Gift Sets

Tis the season for the holiday gift set bonanza, not only at stores like Sephora, Ulta, and Nordstrom, but also Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Target.  These items are available now and will most likely be sold out before the first snowflake falls. So each Friday I will be featuring holiday sets on my blog. I…

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Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Review

Recently I tried the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer. It is formulated with goji berry and haloxyl, which Maybelline explains helps to erase the appearance of dark circles and fine lines while visibly diminishing the appearance of puffiness around the eyes. The directions on the product are as follows: Step 1. Twist collar of the applicator…

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Seasonal Products: Trash or Treasure?

When the seasons change it is a good time to go through your makeup and look for any items that are out of date or appear “iffy” with a texture change/ingredient separation. You can weed out any seasonal colors as well. Since the days are getting shorter and the first cool breezes of autumn have…

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Fallen London

Fallen London Producer: Failbetter Games Genre: Steampunk | LitRPG | Lovecraftian | Gothic Edition: IOS Platform Download for Free Here: Fallen London Blurb “Thirty years ago, London was stolen by bats. Now, Hell is close and immortality is cheap, but the screaming has largely stopped…” Fallen London, acclaimed literary RPG and winner of The Escapist’s…

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e.l.f. Hydrating Skincare

I first came upon e.l.f. when I purchased a brush set through Amazon. And really—that name! I know it stands for Eyes Lip Face, but I prefer to imagine the company owners are Tolkien fans. They have many excellent makeup tools and makeup products. I was excited, then, when e.l.f. started offering a hydrating line of skin care.

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Book Review: Hunting for Spring by Katherine McIntyre

Hunters are a lonely breed, and Conor is no exception, until the day he meets Brenna. Even though she slinks in unannounced and kills the wight he was hunting down, the girl’s a mystery and he can’t get that blinding smile or those gorgeous curves off his mind. Since they’re both after the same caster who’s unleashing these monsters, he suggests teaming up, and despite her initial reluctance, the hungry way she scans him down promises something powerful.

However, her secrets have repercussions, and faster than Conor can lift his Glock, he’s drawn into the web of kidnappings and Unseelie mischief, all concealing the machinations of a darker foe—one that plans to bring Philly to ruin.

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Review of Swollen Identity

No “Spoilers” Review of Swollen Identity

I really enjoy Rich Leder’s style of writing: It is the perfect blend of mystery, humor, action, and quick-witted comments. Leder does a wonderful job at keeping the tone light. The humor comes from the writing—the subtle way the sentences are crafted—and from the characters themselves.

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Nice Review on Goodreads

The Caelimane Operation received another nice review on Goodreads from fellow WP blogger Ky Grabowski! Excerpt: Chris Pavesic writes a hell of a in depth story. The Caelimane Operation is layered with history, connections and details you can miss if you blink too quick . . . See more here: Goodreads

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