Detailed overview of all items included in my very first package from The Blind Date Book Company!

THE BLIND DATE BOOK COMPANY

"NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER"




A while back, I was very fortunate to receive my very first rep package from The Blind Date Book Company!

You can read my first impression of my Blind Date, by clicking on the photo! 

The items that I received in my package were the following:

❥ The Love Letter, contained in this adorable little enveloped, sealed with a heart, only for me to open it!
❥ A Lyons No. 3 coffee bag, with detailed instructions on the exact way to brew my coffee, on its back.
❥ My wrapped Book! Which was so gorgeous that I almost *almost* didn't want to unwrap!
As you can see, I picked these four words:

COTTAGE
MYSTERY
FAMILY
SECRETS


Here is a photo of the items, with the book now being revealed:



The book was "The Hidden Legacy" by G.J. Minett.

I have to admit that, having already spotted the word mystery in the 4 words, I was very excitedly waiting for a book of the mystery genre!
And, I was very pleased with what I got!


Here, you can read the description in the back of the book (click on the photo to enlarge it):



The blurb in the Goodreads is:

"1966. A horrifying crime at a secondary school, with devastating consequences for all involved. 
2008. A life-changing gift, if only the recipient can work out why . . . 
Bearing the scars of a recent divorce - and the splatters of two young children - Ellen Sutherland is up to her elbows in professional and personal stress. When she's invited to travel all the way out to Cheltenham to hear the content of an old woman's will, she can barely be bothered to make the journey. 
But when she arrives, the news is astounding. Eudora Nash has left Ellen a beautiful cottage, worth an amount of money that could turn her life around. There's just one problem - Ellen has never even heard of Eudora Nash.  
Her curiosity piqued, Ellen and her friend Kate travel to the West Country in search of answers. But they are not the only ones interested in the cottage, and Ellen little imagines how much she has to learn about her past . . . 
Graham Minett's debut novel, The Hidden Legacy, is a powerful and suspenseful tale exploring a mysterious and sinister past."

Doesn't that sound totally mysterious, or what? 🙀😍💘


I also brewed the Lyons coffee bag I received with my package, and I had to stop myself from drinking the whole cup before taking enough photos!! I loved this brand of coffee!!



The amazing thing is that there was a thoroughly detailed description in the back of the Lyons wrapping bag, so I knew how much time I was to brew it to make it strong enough for my tastes!



All in all, I am totally in love with this package, and I absolutely recommend it to everyone!


Many Christmas options are currently available on the Etsy shop of this small business, from Blind Date Books to Blind Date Book Boxes, stuffed with lots of amazing goodies, and a beverage of your choice, from a wide variety of tea, coffee or chocolate!


You can also use the code BDBREPS2016 in order to get a 25% discount off of your order!!!


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You can learn more about this awesome initiation on the OFFICIAL WEBSITE!

You can check the products in their ETSY SHOP!



Also, find them on their social media accounts, on Facebook, on Instagram and on Twitter!


My very first rep package from The Blind Date Book Company!

THE BLIND DATE BOOK COMPANY

"NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER"




Very recently, I was fortunate enough to be selected as a representative for an amazing new company named, The Blind Date Book Company, which is just that: A Blind Date with a Book!

This company is behind a great idea, in which you are asked to select only 4 words that describe a book (the words are usually quite specific and accurate, and make you aware of the major plot points, so that you can pick a book that will be in accordance with your reading tastes), or, a latest addition to their shop, a genre, and then you are sent a beautifully-wrapped package.
Your wrapped book is also accompanied by a Love Letter, as well as a beverage!
The beverage choices are not limited, either, as you can select from a variety of coffee, tea and chocolate companies!


The company as described by themselves, in their Etsy Shop :

"Never judge a book by its cover" choose a book described with just 4 words or by just the Genre! You never know it could be true love?Our Blind Date books are beautifully wrapped in brown paper & ribbon or other decorative items.
The Book is described using just four words which are printed on the front using a Retro Dymo Embosser label maker. Each book includes a Teapigs teabag or a Lyons coffee bag, we also have Galaxy Hot Chocolate and a variety of Herbal Teas - for that festive twist you can also choose a MULLED WINE TEABAG that you add to red wine. 
Are you stuck in a reading rut? Reading the same thing over and over again? Take a leap of faith and pick a book that sparks your curiosity by the four words. You never know you could end up falling in love!
They also make the perfect gift for that person that loves nothing more than to immerse themselves in a good book. Take the hassle out of choosing the 'right' book and surprise them with this unusual gift idea. Each book comes with a letter explaining the concept.
As their representative, I was asked to choose my own 4 words (a task which was quite difficult as their variety is great, and I loved all the possibilities) before I got sent this amazing package!




Isn't this the most beautiful and adorable package you've ever seen?
Honestly, it put me into the whole Blind Date climate so badly!


Let me give you a brief overview of each of the items I received!


❥ The Love Letter, contained in this adorable little enveloped, sealed with a heart, only for me to open it!
❥ A Lyons No. 3 coffee bag, with detailed instructions on the exact way to brew my coffee, on its back.
❥ My wrapped Book! Which was so gorgeous that I almost *almost* didn't want to unwrap!
As you can see, I picked these four words:

COTTAGE
MYSTERY
FAMILY
SECRETS

I am a loyal fan of crime fiction, so when I spotted the words "Mystery" and "Secrets", I just couldn't resist picking this combination. I admit that the beautiful wrapping paper might have also swayed me a bit towards this decision. But, I totally swear that I put more emphasis to the words!


I should also note that this particular wrapping was unique to me, too!
There are no duplicate packages, which makes these products even more unique and worthwhile!


Given the fact that each product is unique, I would suggest you go quickly check the available choices if you want to pick one of these beauties for yourself!


You can also offer them as a gift to a loved one, whom you think the particular 4 words you chose, would be a total perfect fit for! You can also send with the book a PERSONALIZED note for the giftee, completely free of charge!

If you want to do some Christmas shopping, too, there are many choices for Christmas wrapping and packages, as well as some Blind Date Gift Boxes!


You can learn more about this awesome initiation on the OFFICIAL WEBSITE!

You can check the products in their ETSY SHOP!


Also, find them on their social media accounts, on Facebook, on Instagram and on Twitter!


I would suggest you hurry up to check the products, if you want to get a Blind Date with a Book that will really steal your heart, exactly like mine did!


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by clicking the picture below!




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RELEASE & REVIEW: Heart Of Power by S. L. Giger

 Title: Heart Of Power

Series: The Siren's Awakening (#1)

Author: Giger, S. L.

Format: eBook provided by the author

Edition: English

Publication: November 10th, 2016

Pages: 223


My Rating: ✿✿✿✿


My Review:

Serena was a normal girl! Until a fateful, terrible accident happened on her school trip.
She would die, if she hadn't been saved by three Sirens.
Yes, you read that right, Sirens.

This book is very original and unique, in the sense that offers us a new, fresh and modern glance at what is would be like for a Siren to exist and try to live among us a normal life.

I loved the author's take in the matter, how she attempted to explain everything to us, right away, and how she presented us with the struggle Serena, who was now supposed to answer to the name Nathalie, as her old self is supposed to be dead, faced in her new life.

How she wanted to get back to her family in Switzerland, at least to tell them that she is fine, for them not to mourn anymore. But her three guardians, her new family members knew better than to let her do what she had in mind.
Instead, she was now supposed to start afresh, leading the life of a high school girl in America.

I rarely have the opportunity to read about this fantastic mythological creature, the Siren, an I was greatly excited that this read provided me with the chance!
I loved the little changes the author had made, so that it would become easier for a Siren to fit into our world. Especially as the story progressed, and "Nathalie" was called to take more and more difficult decisions, regarding her new life!

The writing was easy, fast-paced and smooth, and I would totally love to get to know more about Nathalie's story!


All in all, 4 stars to a fresh, original and easy read, 
written by a newly presented author!

REVIEW: Remembrance Of Blue Roses by Yorker Keith

 Title: Remembrance Of Blue Rose

Author: Keith, Yorker

Format: eBook provided by the author

Edition: English

Publication: April, 2016

Pages: 294


My Rating: ✿✿✿✿


My Review:

This was a quite unusual read for me.
I rarely pick up books that talk about relationship and the hardships that can occur in them.
Especially, if there might be talk of infidelity. I have a soft spot for this kind of stuff.

But, still, this book managed to make me overcome my hesitation and read it almost in one sitting!
The writing style of the author might have played a huge part to that, as it flowed so naturally, and I enjoyed so much the way everything was described, especially the stories of the characters' past, or their family stories.

I loved very much, that this book didn't follow a specific road, and didn't just include people from the same country.
On the contrary, only the protagonist, Mark, was an American. His friend Hans was German and his wife Yukari, Japanese.
Mark's ex-wife, Francine, was Swiss, and her second husband, Shem Tov, an Israeli.
There were also Filippinos!

I love multi-cultural novels. It is so rare to stumble upon one, though, that when I found out about this book, I couldn't grasp this opportunity fast enough!

The story became soon a little complex, but that didn't stop me from wanting to go on with it and learn much more about the characters in question!
I liked very much Mark's personality. I loved how much he wanted to be faithful to his friend Hans, even if Yukari was a constant temptation and distraction.

I also enjoyed very much the fact that his personality seemed to have grown so much since the years he was married to Francine and engaged to a high-school sweetheart of his, Jane.


All in all, 4 stars for an enjoyful multi-cultural novel, 
that grasps the difficult matter of relationships nowadays.

COVER REVEAL: The Crown's Dog by Elise Kova

Title: The Crown's Dog

Part of Series: Air Awakens (#0.5)

Author: Elise Kova

Genre(s): Young Adult, High Fantasy

Expected Publication: November 22, 2016


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Cover art by: Merilliza Chan


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Summary:
A coastal summer is turned upside down by a violent murder, and a quest for lost pirate treasure turns into a hunt for the killer.
Jax Wendyll is the crown’s dog. As punishment for the unspeakable crimes that tourment him to this day, his life has been conscripted to the Empire Solaris. However, in an Empire afflicted by peace, his duties are relegated to unquestioningly aiding the antics of the youngest prince, Baldair.
Erion Le’Dan, a nobleman’s son, expects a quiet summer visit to the Imperial Palace, his only agenda to visit with his unlikely friends. But Jax’s discovery the legendary pirate Adela Lagmir’s old workroom inspires a hunt for her long lost treasure.
The pursuit of Adela’s truth takes the three men to the Imperial summer manor, built along the old pirate mainstays. When Adela’s trident is branded into a murdered servant, Prince Baldair’s summer amusement of treasure-hunting becomes a hunt to find the killer. But, as mysteries compound, the ghosts of Jax’s past may not be the only things haunting them.

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The Crown’s Dog is a prequel story about the founding of The Golden Guard. It features characters from Air Awakens and takes place in the Air Awakens world. While it is not required to read Air Awakens first, readers may get more enjoyment from doing so. For those interested, the Air Awakens is available for free on Kindle Unlimited, ebooks for purchase through Amazon, as well as physical copies through The Book Depository.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

square headshot 1Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the real world long enough to graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when she is not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She is the USA Today bestselling author of the Air Awakens Series as well as the upcoming Loom Saga (Keymaster, 2017).







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