Joanne Brothwell's Blog
September 7, 2015
When Sarah rescues Evan from Alesandro, Evan’s father and the Malandanti High Priest, Sarah is horrified to discover that his father’s evil has inextricably bound her beloved and his father together, and that Evan has become has become a servant of the evil Malandanti.
In an effort to save him, Sarah enters a dangerous union with Stephano and Gina, Evan’s mother and former High Priestess. The three set off across the ocean to find a cure to Evan’s affliction and find Nicolo, High Priest of the Bendanti and arch enemy of the Malandanti. Can Sarah truly trust that Gina has healed her evil ways? Can the three of them trust Nicolo to help them combat the Malandanti? Sarah walks a precarious line and the must face paying the price of losing not only her and Evan’s life, but the life of the unborn child within her. Sarah is willing to risk everything for Evan, but can she ever have him back? Or is Evan truly lost from her forever?
Love. Death. Deception. Evil threatens to consume the soul of Sarah, the Indigo Child, in this heart-rending third book of the Stealing Breath series. Buy Now
May 31, 2015
As the launch date if book three in the Stealing Breath trilogy draws near, I'm trying to decide which headshot to use for the back jacket. Which picture do you think is the best of these two?
The first one is from a professional photo shoot. I was going for a pinup girl look but unfortunately I think I look a bit juvenile. The second is a selfie, but I like my purple "Vegas hair".
I'd love to hear your opinion!
March 29, 2015
December 7, 2014
Another idea I found on Pinterest, with a Personalized twist. Instead of the Mary Kay "Satin Hands", I wanted mine to be a Shea Butter Coconut sugar scrub.
I used Small Mason jars from Walmart, Palmolive dish soap, granulated sugar and coconut oil.
I eyeballed the portions, with roughly 3/4 sugar to 1/4 Palmolive and mixed in some melted coconut oil (not too warm or it will melt the sugar).
After pouring the mixture into the hard I topped the lid with cute Christmas stickers, labelled them "Coconut SCRUB" and finished them off with a sparkly ribbon!
These cute little hard are perfect gifts for co-workers, as stocking stuffers and for kids' teachers!
How to cut long layers. First, brush or comb your hair. Then gather your hair in a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Pull the ponytail up and over so you can see you hair and cut it straight across. I repeated this process once to ensure the layers were straight and to catch any stray hairs. Cost: $0
What do you think? DIY gone too far?
My first attempt at Indigo hair was a success! At the time I had medium brown hair and so the results were quite vivid.
First, I used L'Oreal Healthy Look non-permanent colour in Vibrant Dark Auburn.
Then I used Garnier Colour Styler in violet.
Luckily the dark auburn washes out in 28 days and the violet washes out with every wash, so if I get sick of the colour it will be gone in a month.
What do you think? A DIY success?
Pretty handmade Christmas ornaments that you can customize for you recipient! The best part is that they are shatter-proof abd are extremely budget friendly.
II made these ornaments with the plan to use Pinterest melted crayon ornaments. However, I realized I'd purchased plastic ornaments, so the crayon-heating process didn't go so well.Melted plastic made the crayon version a no-go. Clear plastic ornaments $5 from Walmart Crafters Acrylic paint for $1 each at Dollarama
I squeezed a little paint into the ornament fr four sides and shook. Let it dry, and voila! Custom handmade ornaments perfect for stocking stuffers and safe for young children!
October 5, 2014
Some of you may know I have a strange hobby I rarely talk about: creepy doll painting. I like to purchase porcelain dolls, repaint them to look melancholy, gothic, disturbing, and dress them in antique doll dresses. Here is my latest One Of A Kind OOAK doll repaint, Victoria. I hope you love her as much as I do!
January 2, 2014
December 26, 2013
You Will Hit The Floor Laughing! And Your Parents Will Hit The Bathroom Gagging!
Learn from the experts of gross table manners – the animals themselves – as they demonstrate ten different styles of mealtime theatrics:
The Tiger Tiger
The Slimy Salamander
The Donkeyin’ Donuts
The Chunky Monkey
The Waterfowl Fishin’
The Bulldog With A Bone
The Giraffe Gaffe
The Cow Patty
The Orange Orangutan
Warning: After reading this book, your Eat Like Animal mad skills will make even those with guts of steel take notice!
*Parents: Is your child a reluctant reader? Well, this book will have your kid laughing out loud, chomping at the bit to read more!*
Download the “I Eat Like Animal” book now!