Bubbles & Books Box – September 2016


Bubbles & Books is a monthly subscription box that delivers romance novels, artisan-crafted soaps, and other book- and bath-related goodies right to your door for only $24 per month!
Their current box selections include: The Bad Boy Box, The Luxe Paranormal Box, and The Swept Away Box.
Shipping is free to the U.S. and $4.99 to Canada. Use the promo code ROMANCEME to gey 20% off your first box!
If you love steamy baths and even steamier romance books, then Bubbles & Books is for you!


What’s inside the Bubbles & Books Box?

The Box

Bubbles & Books ships via USPS between the 10th and 15th of the month

First Look
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My September 2016 Bubbles & Books Box  selection was as follows:


Stash Tea Spice Dragon Red Chai Herbal Tea

Reading Nook Soy Candle by From the Page

Loofah Sponge by Liz & Nat All Natural Soaps

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Gem & Honey Infused Bath Salt by Wild Honey Apothecary

Dark Blood by Isabella Starling

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and the beast is on her trail…

For the first time in her life, Bianca Da Costa feels free, even when she is bound by chains. Kidnapped from under her mobster daddy’s nose, she has no way of escaping the Hound – the Abbate crime family’s most vicious hitman.
But maybe she doesn’t want to escape. Maybe her savior is the dark beast himself… And to face him, Bianca will have to look right into the eyes of the monster.

Matteo Salini is trained to kill. Pumped with drugs and used to blood, he doesn’t expect to flinch when he has to take Bianca’s life. She’s beautiful – there is no doubt in that.
But Matteo has women servicing him left and right, and he doesn’t need a spoiled mafia princess to screw with his head. Bianca is much more than that, though, and her tenderness finds its way under Matteo’s rough skin. She might be his only chance of redemption.

She’s his prisoner, he’s her savior.

Bubbles & Books Box did a fantastic job with their selections this month and I am already looking forward to seeing what the October box will include! If you are interested in subscribing, click here.


Review: The Naked Cookbook by Tess Ward

30208397A transformative approach to healthy eating that strips back one’s diet to simple, clean, and pure foods that cleanse, restore, and nourish the body, featuring 60 recipes and a chapter on detoxing.

In The Naked Diet, author Tess Ward shares her personal prescription for renewal: a collection of deliciously simple yet flavorful recipes composed of the most nutrient-rich and simple foods. This is not a deprivation diet but an achievable lifestyle where food is enjoyed and celebrated in its purest form. Lamb Meatballs with Rhubarb Sauce, Smoked Tofu Panzanella with Figs, Hot and Spicy Seafood Soup with Crispy Shallots, Soba Noodle Salad with Cucumber and Mango–these delicious dishes support and fuel the body while encouraging optimal health.


The Naked Cookbook presents healthy living as a lifestyle, and not just another diet. The recipes uses simple, basic and fresh ingredients in their natural state with nothing artificial added. The recipes are tempting and delicious and the fact that they all are meant to cleans and nourish your body is even better. The photographs are nice and vibrant, the recipes easy to follow and visually, I really think the book takes after its name and concept. I liked the minimalistic cover and binding, it is just so beautiful! But honestly, I doubt the cover won’t get stained or a bit torn, after all it belongs in the kitchen. Other than that, I enjoyed it and loved that each recipe contained a short intro, the serving size, ingredient list, and instruction.

If you’re looking for a book that inspires healthy eating, check this one out!

*I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

Tess WardTess’ first book ‘The Naked Diet’ has recently been published by Quadrille and has been very well received, including a nomination for the 2015 British Book Design and Production Awards. The book focuses on healthy, produce led cooking. Her dishes champion interesting and unique cooking with dishes such as spiced lamb meatballs with cardamom rhubarb sauce, mackerel in ponzu sauce and mango and cucumber soba noodle salad with black sesame.

Having developed a substantial online presence and media following, she is one of the recognised foodies leading the march towards healthy food becoming mainstream.

Born in Oxford, Tess balanced university with summer jobs at River Cottage, Axminster. Working in the kitchens of the restaurant and prestigious cookery schools headquarters alongside Gill Meller and TV chef and personality Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall. Setting her sights high, Tess then went on to study at the world renowned Le Cordon Bleu cookery school in London. Upon completing her training, she went on to secure further experience at some of the top restaurants in London including Michelin starred gastropub, The Harwood Arms as well as The Ritz.

Consultancy has taken her to work for the likes of Fortnum and Mason, Grey Goose and Itsu, working over product creation, branding and menu development.

Her degree in History of Art has also taken her into the literary side, working as a food journalist for Grazia magazine and as a weekly columnist from 2013-2014.

Tess is also currently working on a number of exciting TV and online projects and has begun setting wheels into motion for her own restaurant in London, she is looking likely to a site secure for late 2016.

Romance Reveal Book Box – June 2016


Romance Reveal Book Box is a subscription book service created and run by two friends, Abby, an avid reader and romance book blogger and Brandon, a successful entrepreneur with of experience in business and marketing.

The Romance Reveal Book Box is a subscription box service made for book lovers and readers. Each box will contains 2 signed paperbacks, bookish swag items, and special non-book related gifts for $24.95 + shipping. You can also opt to receive a single signed book each month for $12.95 + shipping.


What’s inside the Romance Reveal Book Box?

The Box

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Romance Reveal Book Box ships via USPS on the 15th of each month.

First Look

Information Cards

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My June 2016 Romance Reveal Book Box selection was as follows:

Certified Book Addict Bracelet
Pin Love Like We Do by Lori Otto
Scent Pop Candle
Signed Books
So Much More by Kim Holden
Room for You by Beth Ehemann
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Romance Reveal Book Box did a fantastic job with their selections this month and I am already looking forward to seeing what the July box will include! If you are interested in subscribing, click here.