Current Favorite things

Hey guys,

I bring to you the things i am currently enjoying from books to cosmetic to music. So let’s get into it

P.S; Feel free to try any of them and tell me how you feel about it.

Books:

Confession Series(#1-4) by Ella Frank

I just wrote a review on it check it out, its really smexy and cute it has a HEA.

Fantasyland series by Kristen Ashely

Parallel Universe crossing, Dragons, hot smexy dragon kings, baby tigers that call you momma, being a Queen. That’s why its on this list. I am currently reading book 3 i’ll be sure to leave a review when i’m done.

Puck me baby (bad muthapuckers series) by Lili Valente ( Audiobook Narrated by Lili Valente and Tyler Donne)

An accidental oops baby by a star hockey player and girl struggling to make it on her own.

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The Librarian’s Vampire’s assistant by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Cliff hanger of the century, i really look forward to the next part

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LumberJanes series  by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters

Friendship to the max and awesome adventures Oh hell yeah this is on my list of favorite things.

She Dreams of fire by M.K Gibson

she dreamsA girl with Witch blood fighting against a coven ( and evil witch bitch Vanessa). Friendship, strong ass aunts , family secrets and a twist at the end that leaves you asking for more.

 

 

Music

Artists i am currently enjoying

Lizzo her voice is beautiful and her songs are empowering  AND she can play the flute and hit the shoot.. check out her songs Boys, Fitness and water me you’ll fall in love just like i did

Swizz Beatz

He’s back with a bang. With amazing collaborations on his album POISON , he delivers that classic swizz beatz sound that’s heavy on the percussion and you can help but jam to my favorite track is Stunt he features 2chainz on it

K/DA: Popstar

If you’ve seen that league of legends video then you know what this is, its straight up beautiful graphics and and awesome chorus ( ain’t nobody bring us down down down)

21 pilots and Disturbed

I decided to group these two together because their music is one with a message. If you are a fan of 21 pilots you know that their music always hits hard, Neon graves really got me thinking i understand why it controversial but i think in this day and age the message is needed.

Disturbed decided to go with more ballads this time, there are a few hard and heavy songs but it’s those ballads that really get you. We even get to hear Draiman’s evil laugh!

 

Cosmetics

Kiehls SPF 50, y’all its dry season in Nigeria and i’m not trying to get turned into burnt toast bread. So i’m fired up with is baby a little goes a long way

Arami Essentials

I’m currently using their black soap Onyx polish and so far my skin loves it, in the two weeks i have been using the pesky pimples on my face has disappeared. It can be used on the face and body. I shall be getting more of it ( and yes they ship worldwide). Click here to get it if you are interested

Jojoba + Argan oil+ Grapeseed oil

The best thing for my skin this dry season, i mixed them all up and it keeps my skin moisturized all day long.

You can also use the O.G coconut oil and coco butter ( I know its winter else were so this would hep your skin)

 

 

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Book Review: Confession series

Hey Guys,

Its been a hot minute, i have been busy with my work i just rounded up the worlds most annoying assay Nitric oxide antioxidant assay. I swear to all the sweet potatoes in the world i was almost at my wits end with this one. But thank Jah I made it through! And now this post is up because yours truly is procrastinating with statistics (don’t judge me!).

Tittle: Confession series, Book 1: Robbie, Book 2: Julien , Book 3: Priest Book 4 : The Princess, The prick & The priest

Author: Ella Frank

Genre :M/M/M, Romance

Rating: 4.9 ‘hot’ stars

Reader Age: Definitely 18+

I highly recommend reading the series in order because the stories are linked.

Julien Thornton  and Joel Priest are a married couple, they love each other but they need a balance in their relationship. Enter Robbie the princess of their dreams with his sassy mouth and beautiful heart, Robbie is just recovering after a breakup that left him doubting himself. Julien and Priest have baggage from their past, some of them life threatening but can Robbie heal their hearts before it is too late?

 

Ella Frank created the perfect balance for a polygamous relationship.

The problems i usually have when reading poly-relationship books is that most of the time they are not realistic and there is no balance. M/M/M books are difficult to pull off because of this and when you find a book that is able to bring both balance and a bit of reality into the story, it turns out to be a gem. The sex scenes were SIZZLING dear potatoes you might need to drink water so that you wouldn’t choke ( especially that scene in book two, oh wait you’ll just have to read it to find out). The dialogues are witty especially Robbie’s comebacks with Priest. 

This series is a gem, the characters are perfect for each other.

Robbie Bianchi is the muthafreaking princess of the world, he is fun to be around and caring. If color had a personification Robbie fits that description well, he brightens up the room were ever he goes and definitely brightens up Julien and Priest’s life. He brings out their protective sides but do not be fooled, this princess would cut you if need be.

Reading the stories i can see why Robbie was perfect, he is like a soothing balm for Julien and Priest, their ego’s are huge  and their wounds were deep.

Julien is a world famous french chef , he got his nickname ‘the prick’ on a cooking show ( to be honest the other contestant was being a dick). Julien blames himself that happened in the past and it hunts him everyday. Julien loves his husband and is clearly devoted to him, in fact it is because of Priest that he turns his life around for the best. Robbie was able to help Julien simmer down his ego to just the right level were it wouldn’t cause problems in their relationship. 

Joel Priest, the larger than life lawyer. Priest is running from a traumatic past, one he tries to protect his lovers from. He is a force to be reckoned with and no one messes with his men while he’s around. I like the way Robbie faces up to Priest, he was not afraid to call out is bullshit even though Priest is scary ( the good kind of scary). Despite his love of control Priest never used it against his lovers, he never made them feel less than they were, he uplifted and protected them.

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Book 1-3 was them working out their relationship and book 4 is the nice tied-up happy ending bow. 

I missed them as soon as i finished the last book.

I recommend this series if you love love and witty dialogues and super smexy scenes you won’t regret it.

 

As always,

Booked Unicorn

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion: Cliff Hangers

Lets talk about the most evil thing an author could do to a reader. MUTHAFLUFFING CLIFF HANGERS.

We all have experienced this, you are reading an interesting book the plot thickens and there’s two pages left and then you find yourself praying dear lordt please let it end well…only for you to end up with the dreaded phrase

 

TO BE CONTINUED. 

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You almost had all the answers to  the multiple plots the author put in your head only for it to be ripped away. So now you are waiting for the next book to arrive and you look at the expected date of publication

DECEMBER 2019

Ummmmm excuse me…

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But before that we have to stalk them to see if they are actually writing or having fun…so we stalk them on every social media platform.

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This post was inspired by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff’s book the Librarians Vampire assistant Book 1 and Book 2 she is the undefeated Queen of cliffhangers i bow in admiration.

Here’s a link to getting the books below. 

Kobo

Amazon UK

Amazon.com

Which authors have left you hanging recently making you question everything Let me know in the comments below.

As always thanks for reading.

Booked Unicorn

 

 

Life Nugget #1

Hey guys,

Its November and we are officially one month from 2018 ending. This year has been a great learning experience for me, i discovered a lot of things about myself and i have been having a good bonding session with friends and family. I started to allow myself to enjoy being at home, i started to allow myself to invest in my country. 

 

One of the things i pray for daily is for me to live and what i mean by that is simple. I want my life to be filled with color, i don’t want to run away and hide anymore i want to experience every thing. 

The mistake i made before coming back home was to believe what people told me about my country and about how life works. i realized people experience things what maybe shitty for one person might be heaven for the next. That’s exactly what happened for me i found a mini heaven in a place that is a raging hell ( well you get the point just turn on the news).

One of my favorite quotes is by Hunter S. Thompson 

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride”-Hunter S. Thompson 

I am not making any new years resolution next year because i think they hold me back ,i put so much pressure on myself to complete them and then end up giving up before March. Instead i will continue to improve myself as i started doing this year.

So you beautiful human/unicorn being reading this my challenge for you for the remaining part of this year and next year is simple..LIVE

Go outside ( i know the world is a scary place) and do stuff, run that marathon, ask that human ( or unicorn) out and if you get rejected hey there’s plenty unicorns in the sky. Look at your body and feel ya self (Beyonce style people this blog is semi PG). 

Be Brave…Live don’t Just Exist 

As Always,

Booked Unicorn

Book Review: SeaWitch

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Author: Sarah Henning

Genre: YA retelling ( little mermaid), Fantasy, mythology

Finished or DNF: Finished

Rating:3 don’t know how to feel stars

E-arc provided by Netgalley

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Pages : 368

Publication date : July 31st 2018

GR synopsis
Everyone knows what happens in the end. A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss. But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends. One feared, one royal, and one already dead.
Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch.
A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. And, as the two girls catch the eyes—and hearts—of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.
But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs, unless Evie finds a way to help her. Now Evie will do anything to save her friend’s humanity, along with her prince’s heart—harnessing the power of her magic, her ocean, and her love until she discovers, too late, the truth of her bargain.

The review
This book was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest opinion. Opinions are mine and mine alone. Also please note that just because this book did not work for me doesn’t mean it wouldn’t work for you. p.s.s: this is not a book bashing.( think about a relationship its not you its maybe me)
As far as retelling go this is the first little mermaid one i have read, i’m sure we are all familiar with beauty and the beast and Cinderella retelling, keep ’em coming authors we love that.
In this little mermaid retelling, the author tells the origin of Ursula. Four friends, one dead, two princes and one a witch. The book starts with a flash back giving us a bit of a background to work with before getting deep into the story.
I confess that i Booked unicorn, Queen of Unicorns ( in Nigeria) was drawn to this book because of the cover. ( please don’t boo me). When the mysterious girl that showed up i felt it would have been better without her, i just wanted to sea how Evie held up at the end. But i was wrong because it turned out she was absolutely vital to the story and boy oh boy… prepare your heart for betrayal.
some parts were interesting and some were just….indescribable ( is that a word? Holy potatoes i need to check if thats a word) I tried to read fast so that i could finish up quickly. Now throw away every la di da Disney ever sold you and picture a more disturbing and tragic story Tah dah!!!! you get the Seawitch.
What is did enjoy was the bloody twist in my opinion it was properly packaged with the perfect wtf to go with you tea…and oh the heartbreak. I mean the end is sad but it’s meant to be no matter how much you wish for a time machine.
I rated it three stars because i have mixed feelings, i liked it but then there’s that lingering i don’t know if i liked it at the end.

So yeah….this review is exactly what was going on in my head while i was reading the book. If you have read it and you enjoyed lemme know in the comments, if you are like me and you are in a weird place also about the book let me know.

And we are back to square one

I feel weird and i am going to try my best to describe it. 

I want to read but i can’t seem to pick up a book, i had to force myself to write this so that i can process my head.

 maybe i am too much in my feelings?

Lately i have been thinking about my blog and its like i don’t enjoy writing anymore which is bad because i don’t want to give this up. I started this blog because of my love for books. And now i just feel like its absolutely generic, i even questioned if i really love reading? I know!! I just feel like crap because i set out to do this and now it seems like i am giving up on it.

maybe i put to much pressure on myself?

Look i know i may not have the best review style out here and sometimes when i read my past posts i’m convinced my evil Unicorn wrote it.

At this time i would say i am taking a break from my blog but i don’t even know what i am taking a break for when i have not written as much as i would like to.

Or maybe i’m not as creative as i thought i was?

I am still on the hunt for a professional logo and at one point i was happy to get one, i looked around for a professional one but then the price had me thinking twice. And don’t get me wrong i would love to pay the artist their full money because i looked through their portfolio and i saw the awesomeness they created. But i don’t have any money and this makes me angry at myself a lot. the fact that i am a 23 year old adult living in my parents house and i haven’t achieved anything. I don’t like asking my parents for money because the have done enough for me and right now they just need to plan their retirement funds. I am working at a place that absolutely demotivates me and i cannot leave until my one year service  is over. 

I feel like picking my skin, i don’t know why but that’s just some weird state i am in right now.

At one point it felt like everything was coming together, i’m working on my plans and being productive and shit. but now its all coming apart, i have that feeling of i am not doing enough to get were i want to.

 

I just needed to get that out of my chest. and process whats going on in my head.

As always spread rainbows, even when it seems dark i promise i’m trying to do that here.

Booked unicorn

P.s: lemme know if you guys ever feel like this.

 

Unicorn Reviews: PlayBoy

 

 

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Title: Playboy( manwhore #5)

Author: Katy Evans

Rating: 5 sizzling Unicorn stars

Date of Publication: 29/07/2018

ARC provided by: Social Butterfly PR

Blurb from GR

It started as a game.
We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose.
…And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.
He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.

This ARC was provided by Social butterfly PR all opinions are my own. 

The review

Please note that you can definitely read this book on its own but to be part of the family i recommend starting from the first book Man whore , there are smexy characters waiting for you.

So i actually thought that manwhore series was going to end with Callan, but nope aunty Katy had Cullen Carmichael to wake up my hunger for bootiful people.

 Wynn  has just broken up with her long-time boyfriend and she’s on a date when she meets hot, broody smexy Cullen the poker player nicknamed playboy . They make a bet and then the sexual tension of a life time begins.

If you are familiar with Katy’s writing you know you are in for a ride and by the time you finish the book you’ll be begging Jah for a Cullen Carmichael to show up at your door.

Now if you are not familiar with Katy’s writing, grab some popcorn and get comfy if you have a boyfriend throw him out the window because when you finish the book you’ll have higher standards ( *okay wait don’t do that *). 

Wynn is Rachel, Lizzy and Gina’s best friend ( read Manwhore 1-4 to understand). she’s a serial dater because she is looking for that happy ever after just like her parents have but princess just keeps meeting heartbreak and the last one was just way too painful.

I liked the new side of Wynn in this book, when she was with the girls in the other books i thought she was this happy,strong woman that had everything going well for her but we get to see a vulnerable Wynn hereand i did enjoy that. She brings out the best in Cullen and they compliment each other, she shows her playful and sensual side with him. 

Now to the most important part of this book…my future boyfriend *ahem* Cullen Carmichael. Ermm excuse me God and all the angels in heaven, evolution and everything else on earth  WHERE THE HELL IS MY CULLEN CARMICHAEL? Okay i’m done screaming.

Lets paint a picture. He’s a dark broody son of a unicorn, he’s a well known playboy, he rich, he’s an alpha and he fwiiiinee.

Cullen is a professional poker player, he has his own superstitions for Wyning a game ( see what i did there). He has his doubt about women because he’s been burnt in the past but then he see’s the red angel Wynn and he’s about to start thinking of happy ever.

The whole gang is present in this book, we get a glimpse of Rachel and Malcolm’s baby, Tahoe and Callan smitten with their girls and now Wynn’s joining them.

I was all smiles from the beginning of the book till the end and of course i did not want it to end. I loved the writing, Cullen had his POV and i lived for it. Katy’s writing is easy to follow, you will fall in love with the characters and they will forever have a place in your heart.

So why am i trying to convince you to read this book, simple: YOU NEED CULLEN and WYNN IN YOUR LIFE. I’ll right here when you come back to thank me.

The pre-order links are in ↓↓↓↓

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Have a rainbow filled day Dah-lings

Yours

Booked Unicorn