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Birthday Giveaways (UAE and International)!

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Yay!. It’s my birthday!!. I am super happy today because I get to offer you giveaways for my birthday ♥. I hope you enter all those giveaways that you are eligible for. Try your luck!

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General rules/conditions

  • Must be a follower of mine
  • Must be over the age of 17
  • Must be willing to share a picture of yourselves with the prize (except for the ebook prize) once you receive it, so that I can share it here on my blog
  • Must be willing to share your physical address and mobile number with me since those are required for delivery of physical prizes
  • Giveaway ends on November 12th midnight
  • Giveaway winners will be announced on my blog and Facebook page on November 14th.
  • Winners will also be emailed and given a set amount of time to reply back to me to claim the prize

For each of the giveaways below, there are plenty of ways to earn entries. There is only one mandatory entry in each of the giveaways and that is to be a follower of mine. Rest are all optional entries, however doing them all means you have more winning chances!. Entering by Rafflecopter is easy. Click on the terms and conditions on each form to know more, if you have any doubts. Also, certain entries on each forms are repeated, like asking you to repin a pin, commenting on this post and posting about this giveaway on your blog. You may provide the same link on every form for that.

There are a total of five giveaways and six winners!. Only the first giveaway mentioned below is open to international entrants. Rest all are UAE only!.

Ebook Giveaway (1 winner – open to UAE and International participants)

I have mentioned Theresa Dalayne plenty of times on my blog. She is one of my favorite authors. She just released her latest book, an adult contemporary romance novel titled The Edge of You, on September 25th, 2014.

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I am so happy to announce that she has agreed to giveaway on ebook copy of Edge of You to one winner!. Enter here –

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Once the winner responds to my winning email notification, I will email back the ebook prize to them.

Herbline Essentials Giveaway (1 winner – Open only to UAE entrants)

One of my all time favorite brands, Herbline Essentials has kindly sponsored a gift hamper worth AED 300 to one winner!. Enter here –

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The prize will be shipped by Herbline Essentials to the winner, once I pass on your delivery details to them.

Vaseline and Clear Giveaway (2 winners – Open only to UAE entrants)

Unilever has kindly offered to sponsor a gift hamper each to two winners!. Each hamper contains four Vaseline body lotions, one Clear Intense Hydration shampoo and one Clear Intense Hydration conditioner.

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This is such a wonderful chance for two winners to own these classic favorites!. Enter here –

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The prizes will be shipped by myself to the winners.

Glambox Giveaway (1 winner – Open only to UAE entrants)

I love Glambox and am so glad they are sponsoring a box for a winner!. The box won’t be of a particular month’s, instead it will contain beauty products chosen by the Glambox team, exclusively for this giveaway ♥. Enter here –

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The prize will be shipped by Glambox to the winner, once I pass on your delivery details to them.

Montagne Jeunesse Giveaway (1 winner – Open only to UAE entrants)

Montagne Jeunesse has kindly offered a gift hamper containing upto 13 face masks, to one winner. These masks will be custom selected to suit the skin type of the winner!. Enter here –

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The prize will be shipped by Montagne Jeunesse to the winner, once I pass on your delivery details to them.

I am incredibly thankful to all these brands who kindly agreed to sponsor prizes for my birthday. Yay!. I do hope you enter and share all the giveaways, dear readers. Leave me your thoughts below 🙂

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Naz ♥

Giveaway and Cover Reveal : The Edge of You by Theresa Dalayne!

The Edge of You by Theresa DaLayne

Published by: Bloomsbury Spark
Publication date: September 25th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance

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Synopsis:

He left home to escape. She made a new life out of guilt. Neither one expected to find love—but not even the Arctic can cool this steamy romance.

Maya knows she’s doing the right thing by moving to Alaska with her parents, but that doesn’t mean she has to be happy about it. Forced to give up a scholarship to a prestigious art school, she relocates to a Podunk town with one college the size of her high school cafeteria, all to help hold her family together after the death of her little sister. But a fresh start can only do so much.

Jake doesn’t like handouts and he certainly doesn’t need any distractions. Working on a salmon boat in Kodiak, Alaska is the only way to pay for his mother’s surgery back in the lower forty-eight. Juggling college courses and constant worry about his mother’s health, Jake couldn’t imagine anything else fitting into his life. That is, until he meets Maya, the sexy Californian artist who tints his world in technicolor.

But when Maya’s family starts to crumble and Jake’s mom takes a turn for the worse, will they drag each other down, or can they find what they were missing all along?

In this new adult romance, Theresa DaLayne paints a swoon-worthy story about life under the midnight sun, following your heart, and learning to live on the edge.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22512074-the-edge-of-you

AUTHOR BIO

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Theresa is a north-south-east-western kind of girl with a quirky personality to match her nomad life. Born in the garlic capital of the world, she spent her childhood exploring the US with her family, including a seven-year stay in Kodiak, Alaska. Years later she married and finally settled in the suburbs of Ohio, where she currently lives with her husband and three kids, plus a menagerie of animals including a vegetarian cat, freshwater fish and a small flock of domestic ducks.

Travel being her greatest joy, Theresa has visited over a dozen countries. She has walked the trails of Petra and visited the pyramids in the Far East, cruised the Rhine River and toured castles in Europe, and spent snowy afternoons soaking in the natural hot springs of Canada. Her bucket list has recently gotten longer with the goal of weaving unique and diverse romance stories for her readers, who she so adores.

Author Links:

http://www.theresadalayne.com/
https://www.facebook.com/theresa.dalayne
https://twitter.com/TheresaDaLayne
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7847410.Theresa_DaLayne

Giveaway!

The author is giving away 3 prizes – a $5 gift card to Amazon, a $5 gift card to Barnes & Noble and finally a $10 gift card to Amazon. Enter the giveaway by clicking the link below. Good luck 🙂

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Naz ♥

Book Review: A Beautiful Mourning by Theresa Dalayne!

A Beautiful Mourning is a part of Lore, an anthology of myths and legends retold. The book itself consists of six stories by six amazing authors. This is the review of one of those stories: A Beautiful Mourning by Theresa Dalayne.

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Summary of A Beautiful Mourning

LoreThe Ancient Maya civilization is often viewed in modern society as bloodthirsty and cruel. But hidden beneath their common practices of human sacrifice and bloodletting, secret gems of love and altruism can be found.

A Beautiful Mourning is just that—the tale of two middleworld (earth) deities who give up everything for love. The flower goddess, Ishel, (also known as Xochiquetzal) and the sun god, Kinich, take center stage in this prequel to determining the fate of all mortals.

My review

This is the story of a Maya goddess torn between duty and love, and the ultimate sacrifice she must make to achieve true happiness. The protagonists in this Mayan mythology are Ishel, the goddess of flowers and Kinich, the sun god. Their love is sweet. But Ishel is betrothed to Nacon, the god of War. This story revolves around how Ishel and Kinich fight to be together because Ishel’s father has given his word to Nacon that he will give his daughter to him. Kinich has a kind of respect for humans that is really admirable. He always looks to them for being inspired, for fighting to get true love.

Though Nacon is fierce and short tempered, his love for Ishel is heartfelt. I actually felt bad that he can’t have Ishel!. He is not exactly a villain though he does fight Kinich for Ishel’s hand. I liked him a lot. The way his voice changes to softness and his touch becomes silk with Ishel is so conspicuous.

There are some very touching scenes in this story. Two of them moved me to tears, one which showed how a brother helps a sister in testing times and the other the love between Ishel and her father towards the end of the story. It might seem vague and I am sorry I am not elaborating on it. This story is really short (13,000 words) and any extra detail becomes a spoiler!

I give 5 stars to this amazing story by Theresa!.

Favorite line from the story

“You believe my heart to be black.” He lowered his tone even more and pulled me closer to him. “That was true until the day I first saw you.”

Nacon speaking to Ishel. These words really highlight his feelings for him and thus it’s my favorite line in this story.

Source : An ebook copy of Lore was provided to me by Theresa Dalayne. All opinions are 100% my own.

Would you like a review copy?

If you would like to get a copy for review purpose, become a part of Theresa Dalayne’s street team, Ladies of Alluring Literature, by clickinghere. Do mention you were referred there by me. Once you are in the group, there is a review copy available there that you can download. You will also get a fun button that you can pin to your blog for being a Lady!. Scroll down on the right side of this blog and you will see my button ♥

Love,
Naz 🙂