Review + Coupon Code: BookCase.Club – October 2016


Book Case is a one stop monthly subscription service for book lovers. Each case will contain a selection of handpicked books based on your preferences.
Our team consists of certified bookworms and we have a long history in the world of literature so you can be assured that the books we select for you each month will be a delight to read.
BookCase.Club has partnered with Books for Keeps and every month will donate one children book for every active subscription. So not only will you be receiving your own great books, you would also be helping send one to a child that might not otherwise have a book to read.

The boxes are available for in 8 different categories (Paranormal Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Young Adult, Mystery/Thriller, Children, Romance, Military History and Cookbooks) and start as low as $9.99 (+ $5.00 shipping) per month.

Use the code Paola15 for a special 15% off!

 What’s inside the BookCase.Club Box?

Inside the mystery boxes, BookCase.Club sends two handpicked books from one of eight categories of your choosing. In my case, I received the Paranormal Romance box.

BookCase.Club comes with an info card detailing the items included.

The Box

BookCase.Club ships via UPS each month on the 1st

First Look

Inside, the books were packed so that their spines were together and they wouldn’t bend or get damaged.

Information Card


Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Amy Goodnight knows that the world isn’t as simple as it seems—she grew up surrounded by household spells and benevolent ghosts. But she also understands that “normal” doesn’t mix with magic, and she’s worked hard to build a wall between the two worlds. Not only to protect any hope of ever having a normal life.

Ranch-sitting for her aunt in Texas should be exactly that. Good old ordinary, uneventful hard work. Only, Amy and her sister, Phin, aren’t alone. There’s someone in the house with them—and it’s not the living, breathing, amazingly hot cowboy from the ranch next door.

It’s a ghost, and it’s more powerful than the Goodnights and all their protective spells combined. It wants something from Amy, and none of her carefully built defenses can hold it back.

This is the summer when the wall between Amy’s worlds is going to come crashing down.

Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

18106985Forced to obey her master.
Compelled to help her enemy.
Determined to free herself.

Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.

Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope of escape. With her enemies on the hunt, Earth has become more perilous than ever for Nalia. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle…and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him. Battling a dark past and harboring a terrible secret, Nalia soon realizes her freedom may come at a price too terrible to pay: but how far is she willing to go for it?

Inspired by Arabian Nights, EXQUISITE CAPTIVE brings to life a deliciously seductive world where a wish can be a curse and shadows are sometimes safer than the light.

BookCase.Club did a fantastic job with their selections this month and I am already looking forward to seeing what the November box will include! I love receiving hardcover books and knowing they donate a book to a book-centered charity with each new and renewing subscription makes my heart so happy! If you are interested in subscribing, click here. Don’t forget to use the code Paola15 for a special 15% off!


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

Gem & Honey Infused Bath Salt by Wild Honey Apothecary

Dark Blood by Isabella Starling

DARK BLOOD runs through her veins,img_2631
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.