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I just got my first Loot Crate, the February 2015 box. The theme is Play. It’s very neat. Watch the video and then check out the photos below for a better view of the items and a price breakdown.

If you want to subscribe, you can do so here. Use the code SAVE3 to save $3 on your first box. (Note: This is a referral link. Some of the below links are Amazon affiliate links.)

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outside of the box

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everything in the box, after I repacked it, lol

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the box solo, which can be used to play a game

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Rock Paper Scissors Dice, which can be used alone or with the above game

Similar dice are available here for $3.99.

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You can buy it here on Amazon for $12.95.

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Many decks are available here on the official site. Decks start at $15.

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You can buy it here on Amazon for $10.43.

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The Blueprint Waka-Waka by Manny Peters is available here for $14.56.

The tee by version of this poster is available here for $14.

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You can buy it here for $8.67 (The Kindle version is $3.99).

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A button is worth about $1.

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Retail Value: $62.61
Loot Crate Price: $19.95

I can’t/won’t? estimate the cardboard game box. The total of the rest of it is definitely higher than I thought when I recorded the video. I’d never pay that much for a poster. It’s a cool design though and the tee version is a decent price. Plus I wasn’t familiar with the pricing of the toys. This is definitely a fun collection that I’d recommend.

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5 out of 5

Vanilla by Megan Hart

Vanilla
by Megan Hart
published by Harlequin
release date: March 1, 2015
provided by NetGalley

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When I saw that there was a new Megan Hart novel coming out, I jumped on it. She never disappoints when it comes to romance, heartbreak and realism.

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Her new book Vanilla is about Elise. Our heroine is good with numbers in her professional life and good with giving commands in her personal life. What’s great about Elise is that she isn’t a stereotype. Yes, she might like a guy to crawl at her feet sometimes but it’s not the only thing that gets her off. Elise enjoys getting kinky but she’s also not adverse to being treated softly at times.

Elise is a fully formed character. It’s not like she only focuses on her sex and/or love life. Yes, one of her hobbies is modeling for pin up photos. However she’s also a very attentive aunt. So yes, we do get to find out about her familial life and even her friendships.

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You may be wondering about the sex. Yes, there are some delicious sex scenes. When I read actual “vanilla” romances I have to settle for a little biting or scratching here and there. There is some actual bdsm in these pages. There are also some more conventional, yet awesome sex scenes as well. It’s pretty multifaceted as Elise doesn’t just have one lover during the course of the book. I am going to say that as much as I loved the book, I’m not into pegging. I didn’t skip it because it’s important to the story, so I recommend reading that section even if it doesn’t do anything for you personally.

It’s interesting to see her move through her romantic liaisons and to see how different all of them are. There’s the guy she just can’t get over. I think many of us have been there. I had the person I bothered for way too long after things were obviously over. There’s the guy that she’s tries not to give her heart to, but of course that’s difficult when sex and affection are involved. Then there’s the “vanilla” guy, the one who is potentially the whole package. But, ya know, relationships aren’t just easy.

Speaking of which, this book is definitely not an easy read, which I’m used to from Hart. I did have to stop sometimes because I’d be so reminded of something that had actually happened to me that I had to wipe my eyes (yes, I cried) and regroup.

I most definitely recommend buying this book if you think you’d enjoy reading about a strong, yet human female protagonist who lives life on her own terms.

(Note: This is an affiliate link.)
You can purchase Vanilla here on Amazon.

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more Megan Hart:
official site
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A pretty long excerpt from Harlequin is available here

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