Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tsu Review, aka, What the heck am I going to do with another social media platform?... Never mind, so pretty...

I started an account on tsu yesterday (you can check me out here: ) and I really like it. I tried out helo and a couple of other different "facebook killers" but this is the first one that I think will stick around, because:
  • The interface is amazingly pretty... so pretty... 
  • There are some writers/bloggers I recognize who are there already and using it in a productive way (Rockstars of Romance, etc.).
  • All your friends and followers see all your posts.
  • Apparently they're going to share advertising revenue with users, I'm still trying to figure this out but it's an interesting premise.
  • It can hook into your facebook/ instagram/ twitter/ pinterest/ tumblr/ etc. so you can post to a bunch of places when you post to tsu. So you're not losing anything. I like that alot.
Mostly I just love the interface... So pretty...

Just some thoughts. :)

Aleah Barley

Friday, December 5, 2014

How to Pick a Good Lipstick Color and Review: Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick

Okay, so a couple of weeks ago I was in Sephora getting my free Birthday Gift (woohoo, free lipstick and mascara... the lipstick was a crappy color but I desperately needed mascara. Apparently that stuff goes bad after a few months so my two year old mascara definitely needed to be tossed) and I bought a double-sided Bite lipstick from one of those bins near the counter.

You know what I'm talking about... Don't lie.

I'm not a big lipstick girl but I loved it... seriously... this stuff is like lip crack. It's creamy without being too heavy. It doesn't smell or taste like much (I used to have a cheesecake flavored lipgloss but I ate it). It's made of food grade products in Canada (my neighbor to the south... roflmao... seriously, I live in Detroit, check it out on a map). Bite lipstick is a definite WINNER.

A few weeks later I went back to Sephora for a full sized lipstick in a better color... dun-dun... lightning flash.

I suck at picking colors. I really, really, suck. So, I have a new technique I'd like to share with you. It's called "Go to Sephora and Get Someone There To Help."

Sephora's great. It's full of friendly people who know about makeup, are paid to help you, and will give you samples of super expensive moisturizer to try out (moisturizer reviews coming soon!). A nice woman swatched some against my hand and was like "this one."

It's called Rose and it looks great.

Check it out here!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Romance Adventures Blog Hop: Cars, Clowns, and Zombies

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Romance Adventures Blog Hop. My name's Aleah Barley and I write rip-roaring romantic adventures including car chases, explosions, clowns, and zombies... not all in the same book. :)

Sometimes people ask me how I come up with ideas... the truth? When I get stuck while writing a book I add a rush of action and then like to see how my characters handle the crazy fall out.

Of course... in real life my biggest adventure is trying to eat all the Thanksgiving leftovers (without gaining a hundred pounds). In a death defying feat that critics are calling "hilarious" and "unrealistic" I'm attempting to eat most of a turkey, half a pumpkin pie, six mini apple pies, chopped liver, cheese, and ALL THE STUFFING. What about you? What's your biggest adventure for 2014?? Leave a comment below to win an e-book copy of one of my books. 

Honey from Too Hot to Handle is a reformed car thief who needs a place to stay after someone burns down her house. There's only one man she can trust--Detective Jack Ogden. This book is full of fast cars and hot men. It's all about American Muscle... and the occasional act of arson.

Check out Too Hot to Handle today and watch the sparks fly!

In Leaving Las Vegas, Glory is a West Virginia Wild Child and Luke is a Las Vegas billionaire who always gets what he wants... and right now he wants her. From underground poker games to car chases and gun fights, this book has it all!

Check out Leaving Las Vegas Today and be ready for an explosive good time!

If mad-cap contemporary romances (and crazy clowns--thank you so much American Horror Story, lol) are more your thing then check out Tempting the Ringmaster... when a circus girl falls for a small town cop things are sure to get firey. With plenty of quirky characters and surprises, Tempting the Ringmaster is fun, fun, fun.

Then there are the zombies... In Dead SexyGemma Sinclair is a mortuary attendant and ace zombie hunter who always sees the world in black and white--up until she stun guns the wrong dead guy in the ass. D.S. Thomas Conroy is tall, dead, and sexy. He's also a special agent for the Department of Undead Americans and he needs Gemma's help to investigate missing zombies in the Motor City.

Readers love Dead Sexy! They're comparing the series to the Walking Dead, True Blood, and Stephanie Plum. One click Dead Sexy today and don't forget to check out the sequel--Dead Set--available now!

Blog Hop List.... visit all the sites and share some love!

 Liza O'Connor

2. Daryl Devore

3. Jennifer Lowery

4. Andrea R Cooper

5. Melissa Keir

6. Karen Lopp

7. Aine P Massie

8. Gaeille Vanderspek

9. Joceline Farrah

10. Jenna Jaxon

11. Gina Danna

12. Melissa Kendall

13. Sharon Cullen

14. D'Ann Lindun

15. Nikki Lynn Barrett

16. Tricia L. Quinnies

17. Lisa Kumar

18. Georgia Lyn Hunter

19. Sheri Fredricks

20. Susan Sheehey

21. Aleah Barley

22. Stacey Brutger

23. Bobbi Romans