Beauty Secrets with Beth Prentice!

I’m very lucky to live in Queensland Australia where every day is a good one. In fact the tourism slogan is Beautiful one day, perfect the next. However, all that glorious sunshine comes with its dangers. Skin cancer to name one of them. I’m also lucky enough to have a daughter that works in Dermatology. She insists that we all have annual skin checks and so far so good, we’ve got the all clear. 
But I still slip, slop, slap that sunscreen, even when I’m spending the day in front of the computer, because those damaging UV rays don’t only come from the sun. They also come from our computer screens and overhead lights. But I don’t use sunscreen just to  prevent skin cancers and melanoma, I also use it to prevent skin damage and ageing. A lot of sunscreens are no longer greasy and work perfectly under your foundation and over your moisturiser. The SPF in your make up and moisturiser isn’t enough to protect you, so always add the sunscreen before applying your foundation. The right product will have a mattifying effect so there’s no need to worry about looking too oily. 
So even if you live in a cooler climate, or spend most of your day indoors, it still should be a really important part of your beauty routine. I mean, if it’s that easy to slow down the effects of ageing, why wouldn’t you? And the upside is it could just save your life.

Fun Facts:

Did you know that you should apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going in the sun? It takes that long to sink in to your skin and do its job. 

Sunscreen has an expiry date as the active ingredients lose their potency.

When swimming or after two hours – reapply!

Don’t forget the scalp. If you can’t apply sunscreen – wear a hat!


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Deathly Desire: Lizzie ~ Book 3 (The Westport Mysteries) 




When the past comes back to haunt you.

Lizzie is ready for a new adventure in her life, and it doesn’t take long for her to find it. After hitting the For Sale sign in to the ground of her house of mysteries, she is quickly charmed by another old house that is in desperate need of some love and attention. Only the house has a secret of its own. Who is its owner? Why is he so hard to find? And why does he own nine other deserted homes in Westport?

Keen to start this new chapter in her life, and with the help of her crazy family, her drop dead gorgeous boyfriend Riley, and the super sexy policeman that has just declared his undying love for her, Lizzie stumbles from one clue to the next. But when her past reappears and mixes with her future everything she has ever loved is at stake. 

Can Lizzie solve the forty-year-old mystery so that she and Riley can begin their next chapter together? Is her past really back to get her, or is there a copycat in Westport? Or will the star of her nightmares destroy everything before it even begins? 

Lizzie’s next adventure may not be as much fun as she had hoped.


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Beauty Secrets with Author Pippa Roscoe


There are three things I need if I’m going to get myself glammed up and ready to have fun!  

MOISTURISER – it took me quite a while to find the right one for me. And honestly? I have no idea whether I have dry/combination dry/dry to medium greasy and all the other different ways some places have for describing my skin that somehow feel insulting whatever spin you put on it. But I finally found one that I like and I buy it every year in the post-Christmas sale. It’s my little xmas present to myself and I love it.

FOUNDATION – I have very pale skin. Like – paper pale, or Cullen pale in our post Twilight world, and it took my a very long time to find the right colour match for me. But just as important as the colour is the feel of the foundation. There was the one that dried my skin out and left little flakes of pink in my wake. OR the one that blocked up my pours and left me with the worst spots I’ve ever had since I was a teen! They’re getting really good at light weight foundations now and I finally found one that leaves me feeling… still like me! Just really balanced. Once I have the foundation pinned down, then I can have fun with all the different colours of lipstick or eye shadow and change my pallet to match my clothing for the night.

The MOST important, SLEEP  The best bit about this one is that it doesn’t cost a thing, but it’s priceless. Nothing is better for your skin than a good night’s sleep.  And although sometimes it’s hard to come by – stress and worries from our days, interruptions from our families or even work through the night, or even just our bodies unable to rest… Sleep is absolutely vital not just to the way we look but the way we feel. It doesn’t matter what we put on our faces or bodies to dress it up, because beauty really does come from within.

About the Author
Mills & Boon author Pippa Roscoe lives in Norfolk near her family and makes daily promises that this will be the day she will leave the computer and take a long walk in the countryside. She can’t remember a time when she wasn’t dreaming of gorgeous alpha males and misunderstood heroines. Totally her mother’s fault of course—she gave Pippa her first romance to read at the age of seven! She is inconceivably happy that she gets to share those daydreams with her readers.


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Conquering His Virgin Queen
Six months ago, their marriage ended…

He has twelve hours to claim her back!


Odir Farouk is about to become king—but to take his throne, he needs his errant wife by his side! Odir denied his hunger for Eloise, refusing to compromise power for passion. His rejection drove her away. Now Odir has until news of his succession breaks to win back his queen…and pleasure will be his most powerful weapon!

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