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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition S Pen Stylus - White (ET-PP600SWEG) *Compatible with Galaxy Note Pro
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition S Pen Stylus - White (ET-PP600SWEG) *Compatible with Galaxy Note Pro
Offered by Ecomade Arena Global
Price: £22.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect replacement for my original stylus., 24 Oct 2014
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As far as I can tell this is a 100% genuine Samsung product. Even packaged in official Samsung box. With so many fakes around that was my real concern about buying online. The stylus pen is identical to my original and gives the same functionality on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition. Fits perfectly into the recess in the back of the tablet. Included with the stylus are 5 replacement nibs and a tool to remove and re-fit them properly. I've tried two cheaper pens since I lost the original and had such a negative experience I'm happy to have paid more for a new 'like for like' product. More than happy to recommend.


Wind Walker
Wind Walker
Price: £1.28

4.0 out of 5 stars Tense, dark stories of survival and discovery., 24 Oct 2014
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This review is from: Wind Walker (Kindle Edition)
Wind Walker consists of two short stories. It's purely a personal opinion; for me the second story is by far the strongest and better written. I was surprisingly drawn into the horror.

Both stories are very different but run with similar, dark themes; man discovers his own inner monster in a snow covered cabin in Snowdonia, woman fights very real end of the world monsters in a derelict shopping mall.

There's plenty of blood, gore and the ripping of flesh but it's quite well done and though strong doesn't become overly gratuitous and overwhelm the plot. Nice snippets of cannibalism, severe weather conditions and insanity bring texture to both stories and there's plenty of pace.

I'm going to be really honest; I couldn't leave more than 3* for story one. Parts of it are good but it's bumpy. Story 2 is good enough for 4*. Found myself wrapped up in that one and read the whole thing straight through without a break.


Abraham's Boys
Abraham's Boys
Price: £0.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Vampire hunters unite for this 'very' short horror., 24 Oct 2014
This review is from: Abraham's Boys (Kindle Edition)
One of the short stories featured in Joe Hill's first horror anthology '20th Century Ghosts' originally published in the UK in 2005.

The original book, 11 stories, is still available for download at less than £6 and well worth a read. If you're new to the author these re-issued shorts are a nice place to start.

Abraham's Boys is a very short story, approx. 22 pages on Kindle, and took me around half an hour to read.

The story follows Abraham Van Helsing, vampire hunter, as he attempts to educate his son about the sly and wicked ways of the Count 'Dracula'.

Such a short story can't be any further reviewed because one clue will hand you the plot and spoil the read. I'd much rather you discovered it for yourself. I will just add; you're not in for a traditional 'Hammer Horror' vampire story.

Intelligent writing but more dark and gripping than scary.

My criticism; as part of a collection this miniature story is just one small piece in a much larger, eerie puzzle and it fits in. Out here alone it just seems rather small and lost.


Collins A5 Week to View Diary for 2015 - Blue
Collins A5 Week to View Diary for 2015 - Blue
Offered by Tudor Office Supplies
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Smaller sized, basic week-to-week diary - nice quality., 23 Oct 2014
Week to week diary designed to be as simple as possible and a nice size, A5, to slip into a bag without taking up much room however; the diary will soon get battered if you carry it around. There's no protective cover and no fastener to keep the diary closed. Probably better to leave at home or in the office. Hard card covers to the outside and medium quality paper pages to the inside. Just enough room to jot down important events for each day of the week. Has a year planner for those wanting to plan in advance and a ribbon page marker. Quite expensive for an A5 diary but worth it for overall quality.


The Rabbit Back Literature Society
The Rabbit Back Literature Society
Price: £0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Darkly atmospheric, surreal and thoroughly entertaining., 21 Oct 2014
One of the strangest books I've read in a long time. Suits me fine. I'm a real fan of the darkly surreal.

There's a bit of everything here from beautiful prose, romance and mystery all mixed together with nicely worked, mild, supernatural elements. There's also a lot of twisted humour but you have to look out for it because nothing's what or how you might expect.

The whole idea of 'weird fiction' in the wacky town of Rabbit Black with it's secret literary society, disappearances and novels that possess a life of their own is so nicely put together I was hooked in from the start.

There are a few bits and pieces that don't quite work and the author seemed unwilling to fully explore some of the fantasy elements which is a shame. I also found the ending somewhat unrewarding but; there's enough good stuff here that I'm happy to overlook the 'bumpy bits'.

Recommended.


Kinder Santa with Surprise 75g
Kinder Santa with Surprise 75g
Offered by Budget Bargains Ltd
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Looks so festive and makes a lovely stocking filler., 20 Oct 2014
I just bought three of these as stocking fillers for Christmas and they're really nice. Santa is on his sleigh and there's a lovely 3D effect with detailing to the back and front. Lots of red and gold decoration, much better than it looks on the photo, with plenty of chocolate, 75 gms. Tightly sealed and won't go stale for a considerable time. The chocolate is the usual Kinder two layers of white and milk with a Kinder 'kit' toy hidden inside. I would honestly recommend. The Kinder Santa looks so festive.


Faces of Fear
Faces of Fear
Price: £0.99

3.0 out of 5 stars A murder mystery/thriller not a horror., 19 Oct 2014
This review is from: Faces of Fear (Kindle Edition)
I read 'Faces of Fear' years ago, the novel was originally published in 2008, and re-read it a couple of weeks ago. This is not a horror. 'Faces of Fear' is a moderate/mild thriller with very light horror elements most significantly due to the murderer at the heart of the plot being labelled 'The Frankenstein Killer'. Most probably to shunt the book into the horror category where it stood a chance of being noticed.

The story focuses on teenager Alison Shaw whose mother has a boyfriend who just happens to be a plastic/cosmetic surgeon in LA. Alison already has issues of low self esteem. Once mother and boyfriend move in together it's only a matter of time before 'daddy dearest' suggests she goes under the knife to improve her looks. That's just the beginning. Alison finds herself surrounded by the mystery of other 'Stepford' type surgically enhanced teenagers while slowly uncovering the real man beneath the surgical mask. In the meantime a murderer is at work and Alison's discovery of an old photograph might just prove fatal?.

'Faces of Fear' is cheesy, transparent and lacking in anything a serious fan of horror might expect but; it is readable. Those looking for an easy to read thriller with creepy scenes and medical undertones may well enjoy it.


Girl Tech Password Journal 8
Girl Tech Password Journal 8
Price: £18.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty, contemporary journal for modern young ladies, 18 Oct 2014
This review is from: Girl Tech Password Journal 8 (Toy)
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I would have loved this when I was a child. First of all the journal is a really nice, chunky size. Much bigger than it looks on the photos plus; there's no fragile little key and padlock to negotiate around. Just a voice activated password to remember. How handy is that for keeping older sisters and brothers out!.

Once opened there's a small notebook and pen inside for scribbling down all those little secrets. Better still; the pen writes with invisible ink only visible with the glow light inside the case. There's alo a small ordinary light just bright enough to use if the bedroom light is off!.

The 'hidden' compartment isn't very big but there's more than enough room for tiny trinkets and that's enough.

For younger children, too young for a voice activated password, the journal opens with a simple button. If you can't open the journal simply press a pin into the reset button and hold it down for around a minute. Very useful for the times when Little Miss forgets her password. You can set three levels of security for opening the journal from 'off' to 'high'. There's also a recording option for a personalised hello and goodbye.

My niece, 6 years, loves this journal. They're so gadget savvy these days. I think it's great and would make a really special Christmas gift.

Requires 3 AA batteries, not included, and the journal is recommended for children 6+ years.


Extraction
Extraction
Price: £0.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Leave those molars somewhere easy to find!, 17 Oct 2014
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This review is from: Extraction (Kindle Edition)
'Extraction' is a short story, approx. 30 pages, and took less than half an hour to read. Have to say I enjoyed it. I've always thought the 'Tooth Fairy' legend was creepy. Well; here it's given an update and some nicely worked twists and turns to bring out the darkness. In New Orleans, the perfect setting for anything eerie, the Tooth Fairy isn't a nice sprite. Far from it. The Tooth Fairy is a judgmental figure seeking out teeth and revenge in equal measure. You'd better be careful not to deny him those old molars. If he doesn't get what he's looking for who knows what he make take instead or from whom?.

I'm a fan of surreal, spooky tales and I think this one's certainly worth a read.

Happy to recommend.


Murad Age Reform AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser 200 ml
Murad Age Reform AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser 200 ml
Price: £34.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real boost for skin and a lovely product., 17 Oct 2014
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Murad Age Reform Exfoliating Cleanser is a lovely product for getting skin clean and fresh. You only need to use a small drop, size of a hazelnut, to get the full effect. Don't squeeze out half the tube. You won't get a better result if you use a lot. To get the best result; I remove my makeup with a cleansing cloth for sensitive skin, dampen my face with warm water, gently rub in the exfoliator for around a minute then rinse off. I apply moisturiser immediately afterwards and I'm left with soft, polished skin that gives my skin a boost and provides a perfect base for applying makeup. A 200 ml will last for quite a while if, like me, you use the product sparingly just once or twice a week. If you have dry skin, I do, you shouldn't find the product too abrasive and I haven't noticed any drying out. Happy to recommend as a little bit of luxury to pick you up on these long, cold winter nights. Lovely product.


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