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Dec 21, 2014

Fabulous Freebie: Seasons of the Moon by SM Reine

When Rylie went to summer camp, she didn't expect to get bitten by a werewolf and turn into a monster. She also didn't expect to fall in love--especially not with a werewolf hunter.
Between ravenous werewolf packs, a bloodthirsty family of hunters, and Rylie's battle with her inner wolf, all the odds are stacked against Rylie's love for Seth. But Seth will do anything to be with her... even if it means turning against his family and sacrificing everything.


Review by Anniek:

I love it when freebies come in box sets! It gives the reader a very good impression of what the series is about and where the writer is heading.

The main character Rylie is sent of to summer camp so that her parents can divorce (read fighting over everything) in 'peace'. She feels really ashamed when her father drops her off at camp, not knowing that she will have to say goodbye to him that same summer. They don't really accept her in her camp group and when she flees in tears and goes deep into the woods she is bitten by a werewolf. Of course she doesn't know that immediately but a very nice boy from the boys camp seems to have all the answers for her. His name is Seth and he is also willing to help Rylie out within all the stuff and changes that are happening to her.

I absolutely love the way the story keeps you guessing and wondering what will happen next.....
Rylie needs to keep the camp leaders distracted because she has been caught in the act a few times. Has this summer camp been built in that particular location for a reason? Is Seth there for a reason? Why is Rylie not being sent home when she gets into trouble lots of times? Find out for yourself and pick up this book set from Amazon! You will not be disappointed and can keep on reading after book one.

The people who are following Suzanne's blog maybe remember that I did a review about a series by S.M. Reine before. This series ( the first 3 books) is also still available for free on Amazon!

Enjoy reading again! If you love the paranormal fantasy genre you will LOVE, LOVE AND LOVE both box sets!

Christmas Giveaway 1

My first Christmas giveaway is this lovely kawaii bracelet. Enter the rafflecopter below and good luck!

I will announce the winner on twitter or via email. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international. 

Dec 20, 2014

Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop

On the longest night of the year I want to spend most of my time reading. I love the lights of the Christmas tree and my home is warm and cozy. Because I want to share that happy feeling I'm giving away a book or books of choice worth $15 from the Bookdepository. I love sending cheerful mail, so I'm also going to send some happy mail to the winner. Good luck!

I'm contacting the winner on twitter or via email. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international.   

Christmas Countdown Giveaway: Gina Henning's Top Ten Christmas Movies

My Top Ten Christmas Movies

I love celebrating the holidays and look forward to filling up my DVR with all the Hallmark and other Christmas Movie specials.  Here is a list of my top ten Christmas movies.

All I Want for Christmas- I love this movie. It is set in New York City and is kind of like a parent-trap coming of age film and that includes Lauren Bacall as the grandmother.

Love Actually - This movie has several different vignettes of couples and families celebrating over the holidays. There a few scenes that are real tear jerkers, but I watch it over and over regardless.
The Holiday - This is a sweet movie about two women with guy troubles that switch houses for the holidays.  
Home Alone- This movie has so much fun in it. The outsmarting of the crooks, the gadgets and it has a great message about family.
Bridget Jones’s Diary-Who can resist Colin Firth in a Reindeer Sweater?
Christmas in Connecticut- A take on the concept of what happens behind closed doors might surprise you.
I’ll Be Home For Christmas- This is a funny movie about a kid trying to get home for Christmas.
A Christmas Story- One of my favorite scenes is the dinner table, “show mummy how the piggy eats”.
The Family Stone- This flick shows the dynamics of families over the holidays.
Miracle on 34th Street- A classic with the true meaning of Christmas.
And I always enjoy: The Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas Movie Collection.
Wishing you a Christmas filled with great films and happy memories!

Win books, jewelry, Amazon gift cards, surprise gifts and plenty of other wonderful prizes. Visit onmybookshelf for more festive guest posts.

4711 Giveaway!

My second 4711 giveaway is for the three items on the photo. I love this brand and hope you will too. Make sure you can receive perfume in your country before you enter. Good luck!

I will announce the winner on twitter or via email. If I don't hear anything within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international.

Dec 19, 2014


It's the end of 2014 and it's hard to believe this year is almost over. Last year's new year's resolution was starting a blog. At the beginning of the year Lavender's blog was live. I stopped blogging twice, but decided to give it a serious go at the end of April and that is when things started to evolve. I can't believe how much blogging has changed my life. I've met so many great people, I have the chance to read the most wonderful books and it's given me much more confidence. Blogging has definitely made my life a lot more fun. I enjoy writing posts, reading books, browsing Etsy to discover new things and trying out beauty products. I also really like my giveaways. Because of them I've received so many wonderful and kind messages. Everything together has made this my best year in a very long time.
Lavender is only a small part of my blog now and it's time for me to make some changes. In 2015 I'm going to continue showing you the things I like and love. I look forward to it and I'm sure it's going to be great. I will gradually make some adjustments during the next couple of weeks, so I can start 2015 with a fresh design and with more posts under my own name. I will kick off with a great giveaway of course...

---- Suzanne ----

Lavender Loves Lilli Rose Creations! & Giveaway

I love Lilli Rose Creations, because of the happy colorful jewelry.

The owner, Jennifer-Louise, loves kitsch and retro jewelry which is what you can find in her shop.

 What I really like about this shop is the very cute designs.

The jewelry has been made from many different materials. This cake pendant has been made from clay for example. Jennifer-Louise also sells resin and cabochon items.

The items are a nice mix of kawaii and vintage.

Your purchases will be shipped very quickly. When I bought a gift from Lilli Rose Creations it arrived within just a few days.

Another great thing about this shop is that you can see that Jennifer-Louise has a lot of fun making the jewelry.

Enjoy shopping in this lovely Etsy shop!

It's perfect for finding adorable and affordable gifts.

Jennifer-Louise has kindly donated a lovely item for one lucky reader of my blog. Win these super cute cupcake earrings by entering the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

I will announce the winner on twitter or via email. If I don't hear anything within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international. 

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