Tea of the Day: Get Lean Green Tea by The Republic of Tea
Description: A stimulating base of premium green tea and organic green maté energize your body and keep your mind alert. Dandelion root and chickweed help to eliminate excess water weight.
Dry tea smells light and bright, a nice floral base with zing
Liquor is a very clear, pale golden color in the cup
Steeped tea smells very similar to the dry, but the individual scents are not as distinct.
Tastes like a lightly sweet green tea. It’s flavor is very very light, which is surprising considering the ingredients. But, since it’s meant to help you get healthier it may be a good thing that it’s flavor is not particularly strong, since you won’t be turned off by it.
Leaves a pleasant, sweet aftertaste.
Tea Rating: 4/5
Today, a review for a book Mate recommended: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
Back of the book blurb:
A mythic warrior who’ll stop at nothing to possess her . . .
After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he’s waited millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. This Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him.
A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy . . .
Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents — until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae — and their notorious dark desires — ebbs as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings.
An all-consuming desire . . .
Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?
The book starts off in a very intense manner, from the perspective of Lachlain, capturing the reader’s interest right off the bat. In fact, I was quite disappointed when the book switched to Emmaline’s point of view. Truthfully, I spent at least half the book not really liking Emmaline and only continuing on and rooting for the pair of them for Lachlain’s sake more than anything else. The private scenes between them were intriguing and captivating, which also helped to keep the story going. In my opinion, Emmaline did not come into her own until the last third of the book, meaning that I would be more likely to read a sequel about them than re-read this book. However, because this is a paranormal romance, and the romance aspect was quite well done, I would still recommend this to others.
To summarize, pretty good writing, captivating when it counted, just one of the principle characters fell flat for me.
Book Rating: 3.5/5