20 December 2017

Star Wars by Gabriel Dishaw & Louis Vuitton

Take a look at this amazing creations by the artist Gabriel Dishaw using recycled material including Louis Vuitton vintage, these Star Wars creations are gorgeous!

Doraemon Exhibition -Tokyo 2017

When I was a child I always watched the Doraemon series, in that moment I wasn’t aware that in Japan it was a hit and for a long time in TV, I was too little!

But the first time I was in Tokyo I discovered how the Japanese loved this cute blue cat and how they grow up like me watching it. So this time I saw there was an exhibition in Roppongi (Tokyo) where a few artists showed the world how they see Doraemon. I was there yesterday and I thought it would be nice to share some of the amazing pieces of art you could see inside, of course these are not all of them and there are some videos too, so if you have the chance to go, don’t doubt it, it’s worth it! ;)

19 December 2017

Angry Bags Advertisement

It's the time of the year where everyone flies home, so there are delays, transit and long cues, so if anyone leaves their luggage unattended, will make the traveller's and the police fear what could be inside... That's why I wanted to show you this curious advertisement from the Paris Aéroport, be careful with your bags, and never leave them unattended!

Advertising Agency: Human to Human, Paris, France
Creative Director: Gille Doe
Creatives: Gille Doe, John Doe
3D Artist: Mécanique Générale
Client Team: Elise Hermant, Karen Levy, Corentin Marsac
Strategy Director: Sabri Mezghiche
Production: Alexandra Payen

The source is Ads of the World.

Plant Animals

I always loved the life and colour that a plant can add to a house, but let me say that these little cute Plant Animals will add some funny to the mix!
They are small and made with paper brass, so light to not harm any of your plants but big enough to make you smile everytime you will look at them. There are a few animals to choose, but all of them so cute! The price is great, so I am sure from now on, you will have one plant animal on each of your interior plants, I am right? ;)

18 December 2017

The Kitten Covers

Some of the old most famous music covers with kittens, hilarious! Just take a look at all of them in The Kitten Covers. ;)

A-Maze Me

Are you searching for something special, handmade and original?
You may want to take a look at A-Maze Me, a Kickstarter campaign, a hand designed maze!

Here are some examples, and I am sure you will want one with your "special" name on it, take a look...

17 December 2017

Just Une Vision Creations

Looking at these beautiful creations by the artist Syl (Just Une Vision) I feel the sky is the limit, don't you?

Android Foundry Progress Administration

Are you an Android lover?
Then I am sure you will love these funny and original mugs from Android Foundry Progress Administration that will put a smile on your face every sip you take!

So, you just have to decide which one fits the best for you...

16 December 2017

Running out of Time by Suzanne Trauth - Blog Tour + Giveaway

Running out of Time by Suzanne Trauth
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Great Escapes

Dodie O'Dell seems to be a magnet for murder, so when she finds another body, she can not resist to investigate and put her life and the ones she loves in danger... again!
As a typical cozy mystery we will have a lot of suspects and all with strong motives to kill. Dodie and the Police Chief (her boyfriend) will try to discover the truth, even when she believes the main suspect is innocent.
This had been a fun and interesting read, a good book to enjoy in a comfy sofa and a hot chocolate, you will feel one more in Etonville... do you have a murder to kill?
This is the third book of A Dodie O'Dell Mystery Series, but you can read it as standalone.
Ready to go to the theatre?

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3 December 2017

Power Struggle By Carolyn Arnold - Blog Tour + Giveaway

Today I want to share with you the new Carolyn Arnold book, "Power Struggle", thanks to Great Escapes I have the chance to share with you a little excerpt of the book and a giveaway, enjoy!

One hit man who’s back for revenge.
One detective who’s not going down without a fight.
It’s been ten months since Detective Madison Knight almost died at the hands of Russian Mafia hit man Constantine Romanov. She hasn’t seen hide nor hair of him since he escaped police custody and fled to Russia soon after his arrest, except now her latest murder investigation gives her reason to believe he’s back in town. Seeing as the victim is the man who killed her grandfather, her perspective may be a little skewed, but with the MO smacking of Constantine and the victim’s connections to the mob, she finds it hard to be objective. Still, she’s doing her best to consider all the evidence.
When she receives a threatening letter from Constantine, however, her suspicions are confirmed.
And he’s made it abundantly clear that not only does he plan to finish what he started but he has her family and loved ones in the crosshairs, too. Madison vows to do whatever it takes to save them, but as the hours race by, the body count rises. And the stakes only get higher when Madison’s sister, Chelsea, goes missing.
Now, Madison’s only play is to take Chelsea’s disappearance for what it really means: Constantine is calling Madison out for one final showdown. And they won’t both survive…

Sounds interesting? Here's a little excerpt to make you want to read it right now!

This was really happening. Constantine was back for her and her family. Her first thought went to Troy but was followed quickly with images of her sister and her nieces. Her parents lived in Florida and should at least be safely out of his reach, but the rest of them? She fumbled as she tried to get her phone out of her coat pocket.
God, who should she call first? She needed to make sure everyone was safe—right now.
Maybe if she called Troy and then the station, she could have officers go by her sister’s, to her nieces’ school and the youngest one’s daycare, to her brother-in- law’s office, and after that, she could make a call to the local Florida cops to check in on her parents, just in case.
She pressed the speed dial for Troy and let her gaze continue to skitter over the parking lot for any sign of Constantine. She was too exposed and vulnerable standing there, and tremors shot through her. But if he was just going to pull a trigger, why the taunting note? She had a horrible feeling a single bullet wouldn’t inflict enough torture for Constantine’s liking.
Troy’s phone continued ringing in her ear.
“Pick up!” she cried out.
Two women were walking toward her with quizzical expressions on their faces. Madison made eye contact with one of them.
“Are you okay?” the woman asked.
Madison bit down on her bottom lip and ran a hand through her hair. She nodded. “I’ll be fine. Thanks.”
The one who’d asked how she was shrugged and bugged out her eyes at her friend as if Madison was crazy. They kept walking toward a sedan parked two down from Madison’s Mazda and got in.
“You’ve reached the voice mail of—”
Madison hung up, gripping her phone tightly. Why wasn’t he answering?
Troy had the day off. He was planning to go into the station later for her meeting with Winston and the police chief, but otherwise, he could be anywhere. If Constantine knew where to find her this morning, he’d likely tailed her from Troy’s house.
She got into her car and tugged on her seat belt.
Maybe Troy was just busy, or his phone was on mute, or…
She tried him again, and it rang to voice mail once more.
This time she left a message. “Troy, it’s me. Call me back the second you get this,” she rushed out. “Constantine’s back.”
She ended the call and thrust the key into the ignition, ready to tear out of the lot, but there was one more number she could try to reach him. It was primarily reserved for his boss in case a call came in requiring Troy’s SWAT team since he was on call 24-7, even on his days off.
She tried that number. It went to voice mail, too.
She pressed her phone to her forehead.
Please don’t tell me he’s…
Madison put the car into gear, and her phone rang. She answered quickly. “Troy?”
“You got the T part right, but this is—”
“Terry, something’s happened,” she blurted out, panic shredding her insides. She pushed the button on the kiosk to lift the barricade at the parking lot’s exit.
“What is it?” Terry sounded nauseated, as if he’d already been struck with bad news. “Are you all right? Where are you?”
“I’m fine, but—” She checked her mirrors. Constantine could be watching her right now.
“Maddy?” Terry prompted. “You’re scaring me.”
She pulled out onto the street. “Constantine’s back.” She swallowed the mouthful of bile that had risen in her throat. The sour taste hit her tongue, but it was nothing compared to the unsettled and knotted ball in the pit of her stomach, nor the one in her chest. What if he had… No, she couldn’t even finish the thought. She just had to get to Troy. She floored it through a yellow light.

And here is the chance for you to win it! Good luck! ;)

29 November 2017

Altered To Death by Christina Freeburn - Blog Tour + Giveaway

Altered To Death by Christina Freeburn
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Great Escapes

Faith Hunter loves her job, doing scrapbooking albums to remember the past beautiful moments, but she has a magnet for trouble, no matter what work she starts, murder finds her. This time, while she is preparing a scrapbook for her town, Eden, she becomes immersed in a very old mystery, where the most richest family in town years ago disappeared from night to morning and no one did never know why. 
While she investigates (and is being followed for a dark shadow) the Eden's mystery, she will have to face her not very nice ex-fiancé (I really don't understand what did she saw in Steve... he is pompous, arrogant and doesn't have respect for anyone!), the help of some old good friends and a few interesting twists.
Faith loves to be plueriemployed, but I am not sure her fiancée likes very much her love to solve cases, so while they try to investigate this murder, everyone for their own side (I never understand why everyone loves to keep secrets, when the truth comes out is always worse!) but at the same time they try to plan a wedding and search for a house to live, let me say that they have a few stressful days, to say the least...
This is the second book I've read of this series, but it's the sixth book of the "Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery" and I can't wait to read the new one, because they are getting better and better!
If you love a good crafty mystery, this is for you, ready to discover the truth no matter what?

I am lucky to have a Guest Post from the author, enjoy! ;)

Watching Your Character Grow
Guest Post by Christina Freeburn

I started writing the Scrap This mystery series in 2009, three years before it was the Scrap This series, and I had wanted to combine my love of scrapbooking and mysteries and have an amateur sleuth who got involved in crime solving because she knew what it felt like to be wrongly accused of murder and Faith Hunter was born.
The first book Cropped to Death (the original title was Crop You) was published in 2012 and here it is the end of 2017 and the 6 th book Altered to Death is released. There are been many changes for the heroine over the last few years…and for me. I’ve loved seeing how Faith has grown into herself and some of her journey of discoveries align a little with mine. We’ve both learned to be us and people can take it or leave it. No more hiding. No more pretending. As the popular saying goes “You be you,”. I’ve been enjoying letting Faith be Faith including her flaws and insecurities. There are times I’ve had to reel her in as I was trying to force her to be a character I thought others wanted (sometimes it’s not good to take critical reviews to heart) and other times I had to go with my first instinct and be true to the character even though I wasn’t sure it was what I wanted to do—but there are times the characters know best. I’ve been very fortunate that I’ve had wonderful, amazing editors along the way who know Faith as well as I do and know when I’m holding her back, or trying to turn her into someone she’s not.
I can’t wait for when she’s ready for us to go on her next adventure.

28 November 2017

Meet Me Under The Mistletoe by Carla Burguess - Blog Tour

Meet Me Under The Mistletoe by Carla Burguess
Genre: Romance

Reading something Christmassy and romantic in this time of the year is always heartwarming, it's the magic of Christmas that always puts a smile on your face or reading a funny and sweet story about a florist and a detective? 
I have to say it is the first book I've read of Carla Burguess, but I loved the characters and the plot, because it's mysterious and tender at the same time, and if you mix it with Christmas you have the perfect cozy book to read on a comfy sofa with a delicious hot chocolate this Christmas.
At the end of the story I felt that I would have loved to know more about Rachel and Anthony, I hope we will know more about them in a next book (please?).
This is a book to enjoy, read and re-read, because everyone deserves a good ending, even when you don't think it would be possible!
Ready for a love story?

21 November 2017

Karolin Schnoor Illustrations

Some beautiful illustrations by the artist Karolin Schnoor, enjoy! ;)

Dead Storage by Mary Feliz - Blog Tour + Giveaway

Dead Storage by Mary Feliz
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Great Escapes

When Maggie tries to help her friend Stephen that is retained in prison for murder, she never thought everything would turn so complicated!

'"I'm no veterinarian, but something is very wrong with that leg, Munchkin. You poor thing." His fur was dirty and matted with mud, leaves, and an alarming mount of blood. Close up, I could see a deep laceration on his bad leg. Several clumps of hair seeped with the bright crimson of an actively bleeding wound. A dotted line of blood marked the sidewalk behind him.'

Maggie is a very loyal friend and ready to help her loved ones no matter what trouble they are in.
This has been a very interesting book, with mafia, secrets and dogs involved; full of twists that kept me guessing till the last page.
I liked how the characters were explained and how their friendship is spread between the pages of the book. It's clear than Maggie and the author of the book (Mary Feliz) love dogs, so be prepared to a lot of sweet moments between her and her dog!

It was quite original the good advice that is shared in each chapter of how to keep your home tidier, an advice to make your life easier is always welcome, don't you think?
This is the third book of the "A Maggie McDonald Mystery Series", but you can read it as standalone.

Ready for a walk with a dog?

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