Welcome to Monday Mashup where we talk about everything and anything we’ve come across around the internets. It could be an interesting article, a book trailer, a fun piece of news we feel you should know about, or maybe a stylish pair of shoes (if Laura has her way!) or something zombie-ish (if Carolyn has her way!). Basically, it’s a bit of a mashup! Enjoy…

Grumpy Cat

Hi everyone, it’s Carolyn here with this month’s Monday Mashup. I found a few interesting things around the internet over the last couple of weeks – some had me giggling, but one in particular had me crossing my legs in mock pain… read on to find out why…

“Ball Ironing” – The Latest Hollywood Trend

Yep, you read it right. Hollywood A listers are having their balls ironed out, technical term: “Tighten the Tackle” procedure. They hate the wrinkles you see and so have their genitals lasered to remove hair and smooth out those wrinkles. Even George Clooney has had it done… You can read more about it here – Source: Mail Online.

Blood Vessels & Wine

My hubby and I enjoy the odd glass of wine, and I must say it does taste better when decanted. So, how about this… a wine carafe sculptured like blood vessels. Not sure I would own this one, but there are a few on the website that I rather like. Source: Etienne Meneau Sculptures.

ku-xlarge  ku-xlarge-1

Terrible’s Novella Has A Cover

As you all know by now, I’m sure, I am a massive fan of the Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane. I love Chess and Terrible, and their very angsty, up and down relationship. So, I’m soooo excited that Kane will be releasing a novella from Terrible’s POV, and I can’t wait. You can read a snippet here. Plus here’s the new cover. I like it for the most part, though I’m not sure about the pink woman in the centre (is this meant to be Chess??) but I’m loving the tats, just wish there was more Terrible. What do you think? (Artist: Alessandra Kelley)

Wrong Ways Down - Stacia Kane

Zombie Hands Bookmark

If you’ve read this blog for a while, you know that I am obsessed with zombies and an avid collector of bookmarks. Therefore I’m sure you will see why I’m all sorts of excited about this one. I can’t remember how I came across the link now but whoever posted it I’m glad they did as I definitely want. Made by Anna Sternik’s Art Shop.

Zombie Hands Bookmark

Wakey Wakey

I cannot function properly without my morning wake-up coffee, and this mug is just too cute. I don’t know how it works but I want one as it’s the spitting image of me as the caffeine hits my bloodstream. Source: Incredible Things.


Glomming Kristen Ashley

Yes, I know. I’m totally late to the party. But I took the leap and read my first KA book, Motorcycle Man. Oh my. Sooooo freakin’ addictive I was awake until the early hours of the morning unable to put it down. Kane “Tack” Allen: sexy-hot, tattooed, all Alpha male. I’m now glomming the rest of the Dream Man series (these are the new covers), and after that I’m onto another, but KA has a killer of a back list, so I may be here a while…

Mystery Man - Kristen Ashley  Wild Man - Kristen Ashley  Law Man - Kristen Ashley  Motorcycle Man - Kristen Ashley

Well, that’s it from me folks! Hope you have a great Monday :)


Carolyn created Book Chick City in July 2009 due to her love of books. A Brit chick obsessed with zombies, kick-arse chicks and sexy heroes. She's also seriously addicted to chocolate, shopping, and coffee. Her favourite genres are Urban Fantasy, Romance and Zombie Lit... Brrraaaaiiinnnnsss!


Alex June 24, 2013 at 11:52 am

Ball ironing? Are you telling me men willingly go have their “tackle tightened” ? That is just wrong! :’)

Those mugs are fab! Definitely one for me in the morning! A slot for biscuits and it would be perfect ;)! x


Carolyn June 25, 2013 at 10:58 am

LOL I know! Ball ironing sounds crazy. When I read about it I was like WTF!?

Yes, I love the mug too. Cute :)


Ailsa June 24, 2013 at 10:00 pm

I haven’t read anything by Kristen Ashley yet, but I’m wondering if I should give one of them a go soon. I’ll have to look for some reviews :)


Carolyn June 25, 2013 at 10:56 am

So far I’m addicted, so is my reviewer Laura. If you love romance and hot alpha males then I’d definitely recommend them :)


Jane June 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Well I never ball ironing… might mention that to my chap and watch his face drop.

Evil, me? Muh ha ha ha ha


Carolyn June 26, 2013 at 9:30 pm

LOL Yes, it sounds a bit… Hollywood. Not sure it will catch on in general society do you? 😉


Leave a Comment





NEW VIDEO *spoilers*



Carolyn (Editor)
YouTuber. Animal Lover. Coffee Addict. Zombie Fan. Reader of all the books.

Laura (Reviewer)
Bookworm. Handbag addict. Mother. Lover of lovely things.

Rebecca (Reviewer)
English graduate. Avid reader. Movie Fan.

Louise (Reviewer)
Romance Junkie. TV Addict. Lover of All Things Robert Downey JNR.




Our REVIEW will be up soon, in the meantime, check it out on GOODREADS


Currently Reading









Top 10 2015



All content and illustrations Ⓒ Book Chick City unless otherwise stated. This means you shouldn't copy or distribute without our permission!