Unboxing: The Vellum Book Box.

vellum1Hey Readers!  It’s Friday night, the official beginning of your weekend, and with an extra day off thanks to the May Day bank holiday, and scorching weather, it’s going to be a good one.  As if things couldn’t get any better, I received my third and final Vellum book subscription box, and it has not disappointed.  This month’s theme is friendship, so I simply had to show all of you lovely people, my bookish friends.  Sadly, this is the last Vellum box as they are no longer producing them.  Good news thought- they are still selling their amazing bookish t-shirts, so head to their website to peruse their awesome designs and use my discount code MARIE!) for 10 % off.  In the mean time, enjoy the unboxing!

Vellum is all about the t-shirts, and this box contains my favourite one from them so far.vellum2As the theme is friendship, the shirt has a Wizard of Oz motif, which I am so in love with.  What I love best about Vellum’s t-shirts, is the fabric.  They are so soft and comfortable, and not to sound too much like a mum, but they wash really well.  This shirt was designed by  the very talented Kristin Askland, and one look at her Etsy shop and I am in love!  Her art is just so sweet and beautiful…definitely worth checking out.  This particular Oz design makes me smile whenever I look at it and I cannot wait to wear it!

vellum4                                                                                                               Next up, we have a pouch by the very cool Novel Grounds.  I adore when you find something beautiful and practical, so I am super pleased with their friendship themed pouch (I am already using it as a makeup bag).  Novel grounds is a shop I have been following for a while, and they have some great bookish designs, so definitely go check them out.

There is also a magnetic frame, with a removable magnet, featuring a quote fromvellum5 Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park, designed by Sasha Natasha, which is 100% going on my fridge, and a greetings card designed by Art and Soul Creative Co., both of which are just adorable.  I love them!  The magnet reads, “I want everyone to meet you.  You’re my favourite person of all time.”  The greetings card reads, “True friends are always together in spirit.”  Both are beautifully designed and are very cheerful!

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Last, but not least, we have an item which takes me back to my childhood…friendship bracelets designed by Chaya Accessories.  Except, these aren’t like the poorly made string bracelets of our youth, these sophisticated bracelets are very much for adults.  Featuring semi precious stones and a lotus flower design, I will definitely be wearing mine, and I already know who to give its counterpart to.

And that’s it folks…another gorgeous box by Vellum.  It’s a shame they are no longer producing these, but at the end of the day, Vellum boxes were all about the t-shirts, and they will still be selling those awesome designs on their shop…check them out!

 

 

FREE book? Yes please! My crime thriller ‘Broken Mirrors is free on Kindle for this weekend!

IMG_20180511_102959_772.jpgHappy weekend everyone! I hope you’re having a good one…my Saturday night has involved chilling out with a glass of wine and a good book!

If you are looking for your weekend read, then look no further because my book, ‘Broken Mirrors’ is FREE on Kindle for this weekend only! So head to Amazon and down load your copy while you still can!

About Broken Mirrors:

When Marie moves from Belfast to London, she envisions a fresh start and an escape from a broken home. Once there, she meets Malcolm Carter, a charming, handsome man who sweeps her off her feet and gives her a life she could only have imagined. But Malcolm isn’t all he seems; he’s a criminal, a mobster and a murderer. Detective Fraser Duncan knows what he is, and he’s determined to take him down, but things get more complex when a rival and brutal gang leader appears on the scene, setting his sights on Malcolm’s empire. When Marie chooses to stay with Malcolm, regardless of what he is and what he has done, she starts down a path from which she can never return, and now she has been taken. Detective Duncan and Malcolm must set their differences aside and join forces in a race against time to save the woman they love.

And as if that wasn’t enough good news, I’m running a photo competition on Instagram. The best and most creative photo of my book between now and the end of June will win £15 worth of Amazon vouchers (or the equivalent in your currency). If you want to enter, download my book now for FREE and photograph it on your phone or tablet, tagging me (@mariemcwilliamsauthor) for your chance to win! There has been so many great entries so far!