New Keri Arthur fans and old ones alike are going to love this new series.
Risa Jones is half-werewolf and half-Aedh, enabling her to enter the
realm between life and death. She can also see the reapers who collect
the souls of the dead. Reapers are the beings who guide soulds to heaven
or hell, then the Aedh are the gatekeeper between the light path
(heaven) and dark path (hell). It appears that either the gatekeepers
are no longer able to guard the gates, or they simply no longer want to.
They might have decided it would be simpler to permanently close the
gates to heaven and hell, not only stopping demons from escaping but
preventing souls from moving on. Keys were created to permanently lock
the gates, but now they have gone missing before they could be used
(oops!). Continue Reading...
Midnight is the second book in the Dark Age Dawning series by the writing duo that comprises Ellen Connor. Ellen Connor is comprised of Ann Aguirre and Carrie Lofty. Their pen name comes from two (of my personal favorite) SF characters: Ellen Ripley from Aliens and Sarah Connor of The Terminator. It is quite a different story from Nightfall
as we get a peak in to what life has become post-Change for a new group
of survivors. We get a glimpse in to the inner-workings of a group who
have created their own society amidst all the despair and desolation.
Rosa Cortez has taken all the hardships of her life pre-Change and has
built Valle de Bravo, a town of soldiers with scarce females.
"For most people, the Change meant the end of all bright, beautiful things. But it had saved her." Continue Reading...
The world-building and character development in Dearly, Departed
is in a word: epic. I know this word has been used to death but really
it's actual definition captures the story of Nora and Bram so well. Dearly, Departed
is told in first-person but from various characters' points of view,
not just Nora. I loved this! Usually this technique can drive me a
little bananas, but it was so artistically maneuvered that each point of
view told a solid part of the story and helped it flow seamlessly. Continue Reading...
I know there are a lot of campaigns out there to pay attention to as a consumer. But this is one that is worth it, because sulfates are an absolutely unnecessary component to cleanliness, and it also makes your shower glass and tile look nasty.
In a nutshell, sulfates are very common foaming agents found in everything from washing-up liquid to shampoo. It dries the hell out of my skin, and it messes with my hair color. It also makes cleaning the shower more annoying. So slowly I have been trying to switch over to products that contain no sulfates. Here are the products I have purchased and tried for myself and have decided to repurchase because of their appeal.
This scent is so dang unique, it really smells like watermelon water and omg it's heavenly. It works up a mild lather, and you do not need to use much of it.
The Body Shop Earth Lovers Watermelon & Eucalyptus Shower Gel Best if you want to: Feel fresh and clean with a 100% biodegradable shower gel that is sulphate, paraben and colorant-free. Contains real watermelon and eucalyptus extracts. Best for: all skin types Details: 100% biodegradable, Soap-free, No sulphates, parabens or colourants, Watermelon and eucalyptus scent
You can order Aveda products online, or at an authorized Aveda reseller. The scent is incredibly soothing and the shampoo itself gentle enough for my color. Aveda Shampure Shampoo Our pure, gentle daily shampoo—with MorikueTM protein—cleanses and fortifies any type of hair. Infusing it with one of Aveda's original aromas: a calming mix of 25 pure flower and plant essences and this shampoo is very
You can order Pureology products online (I get mine from my salon Urban Betty, or at an authorized Pureology reseller, like the salon in Ulta. This stuff is incredible, that I have to recommend it.... But this product has a design flaw, the standard size of the bottle is horrendous to work with when the product gets low, with that long neck. I purchase their super large regular container. Perhaps their plan? Pureology Super Smooth Hair Condition
Smooth and replenish unruly hair, and intensify natural shine while protecting colour vibrancy. This daily detangling conditioner delivers smoothing oils of camellia, sesame and organic shea butter for multi-layer balancing and conditions hair with an organic botanical of geranium. Our exclusive ThermalAntiFadeComplex®helps provide heat-styling protection and maximizes colour retention.
NEW ThermalAntiFadeComplex®, Advanced Smoothing Micro-Emulsion Technology, ZeroSulfate®
BB's products went down the toilet not long after they were purchased by Clorox, who is renowned for still testing their products on animals... but this product itself has still remained one of the best neutral scented sulfate free body washes out there. Burt's Bees Peppermint & Rosemary Body Wash Brace yourself for a fresh burst when you lather up with the rejuvenating scent of peppermint and rosemary in this sulfate-free body wash. Formulated with a gentle plant-based cleansing complex, this natural wash leaves skin feeling clean, smooth and refreshed. It's an energizing boost for body, mind and spirit.