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.

puck me

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

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

vamp

 

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: In Tune

Hey Rainbow Army,

I have now completed In Tune for the synopsis and more about the author check out my previous post ( Click here).

I would like to thank Stephanie Tzogas for linking me up with this book via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinions about the book.All opinions are mine alone.

Now to this review:

First of  i just read a book with a black female lead….in a Harlequin Novel. That’s definitely a first for me. And then author-san just had to make Leona the girl  of my dreams

  • Strong
  • Hardworking
  • Can network to save you life
  • Beautiful with natural hair goals
  • intelligent 

Give a girl a break…

And then we have Luke ‘The Musical Prophet’ Anderson. The first pages had wanting to claw his eyes out i mean give Leona a break. But then reading further i understood why he came out aggressive at first its a sad story and i’m not sulky anymore because he made up for it ( with them smexy scenes of course).

What i absolutely loved

I loved the way Leona was portrayed, her work ethic is phenomenal, her team members respect and trust her. She goes above and beyond for her clients and even more for the people she loves. Despite the strong armor she has on, she is also vulnerable which just made her perfect. 

Luke, his passion for music permeated through the book and he loves EDM ( one of my dreams is to go to tomorrow land the biggest EDM festival). When he finally got his ass in check he was able to see Leona for what she really was and boy does he fall hard. I loved how he showed his tender side to Leona, his love wasn’t selfish and Leona deserved to be loved in an unselfish way after what she had been through before. 

 

THE HAIR

I loved the representation of natural hair in the book, you get a taste of how its styled and our dear beloved shrinkage…and through it all Lukie Luke like it.

The sex was beautiful, it was all about true connection and giving. Not just taking but wanting to give each other true satisfaction. I had all the feels.

The team of people around her, the support  was just flowing through when a win happens they all celebrate and when something bad happens they all rally round and look for solutions. 

I  appreciated how she showed the behind the scenes of the making of a musician. 

I loved that both POV’s were included, the humor was also good Izzy is the best( and a professor in bitchology). 

 

What i did not like

Honestly its so minor but it did give me a slight bump in reading. There were mistakes, they just make you go huh? for a bit.

I really wanted to see Paul and Ivy get their ass served on a platter of gold but ah well.. i guess its best left to the imagination.

 

Final Verdict: 4.98 stars because i was in my feeling true out this books.

 

I highly recommend this.

As always

Booked Unicorn.

 

 

 

 

#currentlyreading: In Tune

Hey Rainbow Army,

I wanted to share a book I am currently reading, I plan to do this for books i will be on reviewing later on. If you’ve read my blog before this is an update from #currentlydoing posts. I decided to focus more in books.

So here’s what I’m currently reading 📚

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Title: In Tune
Author: JN Welsh
Genre: Multi-Cultural Romance, Contemporary Romance
Imprint:
Carina Press
On-sale Date:
October 1, 2018
Price:
$3.99 USD (ebook)
Format:
ebook

Book Description:

A tour manager determined to revitalize her career.

The client she can’t stop thinking about.

Workplace romance hits the road in this enemies-to-lovers romance from JN Welsh.

Luke Anderson needs a manager—fast. His last one quit, leaving his tour and his future in jeopardy. Now instead of focusing on his career, he’s forced to concentrate on damage control. Powerhouse manager Leona Sable is the full package—smart and talented, not to mention sexy as hell—but her past makes her impossible to trust.

When opportunity knocks in the form of talented EDM DJ Luke “The Musical Prophet” Anderson, Leona is ready to answer. But salvation doesn’t come cheap. Luke won’t sign until Leona agrees to his outrageous terms—including a no-sex-while-on-tour clause.

Dictating what she does in her personal life crosses a line. But Leona’s never been one to back down from a challenge.

One thing is for sure: if she has to suffer, so will he.

Let the tour begin…

Vibe of the book: Enemies to lovers , Fierce Black MC Leona Sable, I want to punch Luke but hug him at the same time. Lovable side characters. Exes that might as well be Satan’s spawn.

About JN Welsh

JN Welsh is a native New Yorker. She writes entertaining, often humorous, and provocative tales about strong, career-driven, multicultural heroines of color who are looking for love. Her punchy, flowing dialogue, and mostly big city stories are heartwarming and stick to your ribs.

When she’s not writing she can be found dancing, wineing, rooting for her favorite baseball team, and/or indulging in countless guilty pleasures.

Follow JN on Twitter @JN_Welsh and Instagram @jn_welsh

 

The Unicorn Promise: You can set your pre-orders already you’ll  love this

Have a rainbow filled day 

As always,

Booked Unicorn

#currently doing 4

Hey Hoomans,

So this is the part where i tell you the good news and the what I have been up to. Are you ready?

                                           I GOT A JOB 🦄🦄🦄🦄🎊🎊🎉🎉🎉.

So I am working at a research institute and so far I am loving it. Now after I finished school this last November, I was anxious af and just depressed in general. I wasn’t sure I wanted to go close to a lab ever again(especially if i had to do pcr..oo the horror).

Turns out all I needed was a break (because I went straight in to do my Master’s after undergraduate yeah it was brutal).

Lately i have been feeling inspired with this blog and i have written down so many ideas i can’t wait to start  them.  But for now i bring you my #currently doing numero 4

 

#Currently reading

It’s pride month and i am reading a lot of LGBTQIA novels ( i read them through out the year but come on June is just so special) and i decorated the blog with rainbows. so here’s what i am reading now.

The Quarterback by MacKenzie Blair (M/M)

The story is about a closeted quarterback (Matt) exploring his sexuality and falling in love with the punk kid in college (Trevor).

I am listening to the book on audible and let me tell you it is delicious. Matt is so adorable i just can’t. The narrator is really good at voice impressions, the southern ascent is on point and that just makes it even better. Its a smexy book, which means there are sex scenes so listening to this at work and blushing is a no no for me but as soon as i get home i am all tuned in.

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda (M/M) by Becky Albertalli 

Now i have had this book on my TBR list since the day it was released, i just never got to reading until now. I usually read this on my break time at work instead and so far so good, i like it. I really want to see how this plays out because while i have my theories about the black mail i think they might just turn out wrong. Oh i will be watching the movie afterwards Oh yeah.

Soft In The Middle ( Poem collection) By Shelby Eileen

I haven’t read any poems this year so i am starting with this and as an added bonus it was free on Amazon. I found this on twitter ( another great place to add more books to your ever growing TBR) and the poet describes it as ”my little queer book of poems”.

The first page has trigger warnings so you know if you want to proceed or not. will review when i am done.

Hopefully i get to do more reviews this month and write more.

 

#currently  Listening

Dinero by Jlo and Cardi B issa Jam

Copycat Nightcore version by Billie Ellish

Monster 2.0 by Jacob Banks

Red Cold River by Breaking Benjamin

Attention Attention Album by Shinedown ( if you don’t know already i stan Shinedown)

 

#currently doing

More research on bisexuality and pansexuality never hurts to know more about your self and community.

Research on dreadlocks . I will eventually lock my hair  once i find what path i want to take in life its a personal commitment. For now i am researching on care and procedures.

Tumblr: I have started a Tumblr blog its still in the works, i will let you know when its ready

Planing a Give away: I have the Nigerian version of Children of Blood and Bone and i am doing a give a post soon so stay tuned.

Fave drink right now ( and maybe always): Green fucking tea because i need a better source of caffeine.

As always unicorns, comment down in the comments what you are up to.

Be kind always

Booked Unicorn

 

 

#Currently doing 2

Hi Hoomans,

Well happy Monday, i hope your weekend was awesome and you weren’t being chased around the house to take malaria pills (oh , lucky you). I haven’t written for a while because hey we unicorns need time to recharge and maybe smoke a joint get high and practice leaping of rainbows (Huh?).

So here’s what i am up to

#currently reading

Pay no attention to my Goodreads currently reading, i have adopted this bad habit of  reading multiple books because i get distracted. I will return to them eventually but right now i have three E-ArCs from Netgalley (Hallelujah i am finally able to login in) and one from Michael D. Dho

 

So stay tuned for reviews coming your way soon.

#currently listening

Thousand Foot Krutch: why i am just hearing about these lovely gems is a mystery i recommend Courtesy call ( nightcore version).

Janelle Monae: My gurl has done it again with Make me feel video. Its goals all the way through.

Ludovico Enuadi: two years ago i listened to a track on Tidal called Night, i did some research and discovered an amazing classical music artist. Here’s one of my favorite tracks from his collection Islands:Essential Enuadi Nuvole Bianche

#currently practising

Well folks i am running, the day has finally come were i say that. Yes its shocking but i need it, if i am just sitting around everyday i would not get my #summerbodygoals

Yoga and meditation: Okay i got into this for three reasons

  1. I find myself wanting to cut a bitch more than once a week, for instance on Friday last week i was walking on the PEDESTRIAN LANE when some dick ass driver almost hit me. so you see i need to calm myself and not plot on how to you know off peeps
  2. I have got more issues than vogue all up in my head
  3. i wanna be a flexible sexy unicorn

#current fave drink 

Ginger+beetroot+carrot(or apple if i am feeling fancy) Juice first thing in the morning. Great for detoxing you body. Green tea rains supreme still.

And that’s all folks i hope you have a rainbow filled week. Drop by and say hi.

 

Booked Unicorn

( On malaria pills right now)

MY FIRST TAG ANYTHING BUT BOOKS

Hey hey hey

I haven’t written in a week ( pure laziness ). But i am here now and i will do the thing….that is writing i mean.

Today I will be doing my first tag  anything but books…well i read @ bookandmuches  tag and decided to do one of my own

 

Here it goes

A CARTOON YOU LOVE

Looney toons for life,  I can watch Bugs and the gang over and over again without getting tired.

CURRENT FAVORITE SONG

i am  really into nightcore music on youtube  right now, they have the perfect mix of inspiration/rage music. Nightcore alters the voice and the tune of the original music to make it faster. Most times it comes out better sometimes its meh.

WHAT COULD YOU FOR HOURS THAT ISN’T READING?

Fantasizing, seriously guys I could stare off into space and put myself in scenarios and imagine how they would play out. i would then write about it. Most of them stem from the person that i hope to become, some times its like i can almost hold it . It overwhelms me and i get a little bit emotional.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU LOVE TO DO THAT WOULD SURPRISE YOUR FOLLOWERS?

I love coloring, I find it so relaxing. I am learning how to draw so that would be interesting i should get somewhere before the end of the year.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE, UNNECESSARILY SPECIFIC THING TO LEARN ABOUT?

Beauty. I love learning about beauty products, black women in the recent years just started speaking up about how sidetracked we are in the beauty industry and its true. I quickly realized what works for my white friends do not work at all for me and those are the products that saturate the market. So I am learning about ingredients that work best for my skin and hair.

WHAT IS SOMETHING UNUSUAL YOU KNOW HOW TO DO?

Uh….I have to go with Kath on this one i mean i just ordered 4 books and i have like 400 on my TBR. so yeah buying books and not feeling guilty.

NAME SOMETHING YOU’VE MADE IN THE LAST YEAR

My blog  WOhooo!!! Seriously that’s all I made i was dying in school.

YOUR MOST RECENT PERSONAL PROJECT

Myself.  I haven’t taken care of my body and my mind properly for the last five years because school. I tried but most of the time I was just too depressed to carry on, so this year i will start doing better. I found out that writing helps me process things and get creative so i will be doing that a lot

TELL US SOMETHING YOU OFTEN THINK OF

Getting the fuck out of my country. There are so many things wrong with the way people think here especially when it comes to being a woman, you hear all sorts of crap. I am plotting my escape i need money, a visa and a job. it would happen i am just bidding my time.

TELL US SOMETHING THAT’S YOUR FAVORITE, BUT MAKE IT ODDLY SPECIFIC

I love shopping for absolutely weird stuff, I have a puff fish slippers, a flamingo umbrella and tons of skull shaped items. i find normal things boring.

 

THAT’S ALL FOLKS

Tag on if you read this and have fun

may the Unicorn goddess sprinkle rainbows on your week

Unicorn

#currently doing

Well hello there lovely people,

Today’s blog post is sponsored by heat…i am not complaining honestly i just need my air conditioner to work and i am good.

I am currently reading a Sci-fi book called The Gates of Golorath by R.M Garino first path of the Chaos of Souls series. I am still warming myself up to get into the science fiction genre,i have read Who fears death by Nnedi Okorafor and Kindred by Octavia Butler both books made me want to read more of sci fi. So here i am reading more of it, the book was provided by the author through Booktasters on twitter.

Its 40C here, I am melting two air conditioners in my house are currently broken i  look like a melted chocolate mint ice cream in other words i am tasty but sticky as hell( get ya mind out of the gutter). I love listening to nightcore music on the Youtube , i found out that the music they play  range from motivational to pure serial killer psychopath anthems both of which i like. I am also trying to exercise twice a day since all i do is sit on my fluffy butt and read all day i need to be like super toned before the end of this year.

Anyway I am on the hunt for interesting science fiction novels, i am a romance, fantasy,paranormal chick , this  year i want to step out of my comfort zone so if you would be so kind after reading this lovely Unicorn blog recommend good sci fi books for me, thank you.

Read, like and comment and the Unicorn Goddess would bless ya ( she’s real)

Unicorn