Tuesday, March 31, 2015

In My Makeup Bag: Pure Bliss Edition

The last two weeks have....well, they've sucked balls, to be honest. 2015 can just fuck right off so far. I want to do nothing but fun, girly, and/or meaningless posts for a few weeks, mmmkay?? Last week's was about the struggle of not being a morning person, and this post is similarly lacking in grist, but it's all my brain can churn out right now. We'll get back to the usual Sarah Winter Experience™ eventually.

I don't usually buy frivolous things for myself. I have a hard time justifying spending money on makeup when I only ever wear it a few times a month. Drugstore brands are my friend, and I have a bunch of products that do the job, but I have a few high-end products that I love and lust after. On Valentine's Day, and for a couple weeks following, my hubby gave me carte blanche to buy whatever I wanted.

What I wound up with was a haul to beat all hauls. Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner (my longtime favorite), their Naked 3 eyeshadow palette, which I'm in big licky love with already, Palladio rice powder, NYX Butter Balm in Panna Cotta, NYX Pore Filler, MAC lipglass in Nymphette and lipstick in Viva Glam III. There's also an Almay Lip Butter in there, which I got on clearance for $3. Love me some clearance.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


I. Am. Not. A. Morning. Person.

This is how I wake up:

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Source: Disney
This is why I'm unproductive until about 10 a.m., if I'm even conscious before then. I try to be, because of the kiddos, but some days when they head out the door to school I just turn my phone up extra loud. Their father gets them up, I'm not needed at all, thank goodness. I'd be less than useless.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

What I'm Reading

I just realized I've almost completely neglected to write about what I read! A writer not revealing what she reads, I mean....

I am a voracious reader and come by it naturally. My sister writes about her reading habit on her blog, and our parents always have their noses stuck in a book, too.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Kindle Countdown Deal!!

I'm so damned excited about my Kindle Scout campaign for Over The Line I decided to run a Kindle Countdown Deal for Snowbound this week, from 3/15-3/22!!

Starts at just 99¢ US£0.99 UK.

Snowbound currently has a 4-star rating on both Amazon and Goodreads.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Kindle Scout Campaign!!!!!

My new contemporary romantic suspense novel, Over the Line, has been approved for a campaign in Amazon's Kindle Scout program!

The campaign will run until April 11th, and you can find it clicking the cover:

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Cover Design by Sarah Winter. Tea bowl image source.

I've done my work, now it's up to you guys to nominate it!! All you have to do is check out the page for my campaign and nominate the book (you'll be asked to sign in to your Amazon account), then leave it in your nominations panel (on the right hand side of the screen) until the last day of the campaign for your vote to be counted. The more votes I get, the better chance I have of being chosen for a publishing contract with Kindle Press!

Here's a bonus: if you nominate Over the Line and it gets chosen to receive a publishing contract, you will get a FREE copy of the ebook delivered to your Amazon account before its release date!!!

I'll keep you posted on the results here once the campaign ends.

Big licky love and all the thanks to anyone who nominates Over the Line!