Bulletproof Mascara

Bulletproof Mascara By Bethany Maines, Bulletproof Mascara Q What do you get when you cross Avon Ladies with Charlie s Angels A A world class intelligence organization run by women who really know their foundation When Nikki Lanier signs up as a cosmetics rep
  • Title: Bulletproof Mascara
  • Author: Bethany Maines
  • ISBN: 9780743292771
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bulletproof Mascara By Bethany Maines, Q What do you get when you cross Avon Ladies with Charlie s Angels A A world class intelligence organization run by women who really know their foundation.When Nikki Lanier signs up as a cosmetics rep at Carrie Mae, it s hardly her idea of a dream job With a degree in linguistics and a hard core workout regimen, the twenty six year old redhead once had hopes for a rQ What do you get when you cross Avon Ladies with Charlie s Angels A A world class intelligence organization run by women who really know their foundation.When Nikki Lanier signs up as a cosmetics rep at Carrie Mae, it s hardly her idea of a dream job With a degree in linguistics and a hard core workout regimen, the twenty six year old redhead once had hopes for a real career But unemployed and desperate to escape life at home with her nagging mother, she ll try anything even selling makeup to housewives Soon, Nikki learns that the powder and lipstick are simply cover up for the Carrie Mae Foundation a secret organization of international espionage and high tech mascara founded for the purpose of helping women everywhere Whisked off to Thailand with the legendary Carrie Mae agent Val Robinson, Nikki is soon in over her head Between investigating the abduction of a human rights activist, tracking down a murderous arms dealer, keeping up with her wildly dangerous new partner, and occasionally trying to date a hunk who may or may not be CIA, Nikki has to use all the courage and cosmetic technology she s got to bring down the bad guys and get out alive With the support of the colorful Carrie Mae crew, Nikki will overcome even the most harrowing obstacles including incessant phone calls from her mother or die trying.
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    1. Bethany Maines

      Bethany Maines, a native of Tacoma WA, is the author of the Carrie Mae Mystery series from Simon Schuster , and Tales From the City of Destiny When she s not traveling to exotic lands, or kicking some serious butt with her fourth degree black belt in karate, she can be found chasing after her daughter, or glued to the computer working on her next novel.

    931 thoughts on “Bulletproof Mascara”

    1. I liked it Aside from a few frustrations lapses that caused me to go back and re read something to figure out what I missed and I didn t, usually it was something that could have been fixed with a bit of judicious editing I found this great escapism I m grateful Ms Maines didn t find it necessary to use the ubiquitous foul language Made reading this much enjoyable While this did have a sort of first novel sense about it, I have high hopes for future books from Ms Maines I loved the interaction [...]



    2. BULLETPROOF MASCARA is Bethany Maines debut on the mystery scene, and the book is definitely good escapist fun If you like spy novels with humor, this one will float your boat This line from the back cover of the advanced copy I read says it all What do you get when you cross Avon ladies with Charlie s Angels A world class intelligence organization run by women who really know their foundation BULLETPROOF MASCARA is out on March 2, 2010.


    3. A promising start to a light action series Like a TV series pilot, a lot of it was taken up with introducing characters and setting up the universe, but still there was a bit of story and adventure, and it held together pretty well I ll be continuing with reading these stories when I need a break from heavier fare.


    4. I haven t had this much fun reading a book in a long time This is definitely a brain candy book It s about an unemployed linguist who has a nagging mother who is trying to motivate her to get a job Through some funny situations and amusing dialogue there s lots in the book she winds up going to a training camp for an international cosmetic company that looks out for women s rights The training includes martial arts, various weapons, cocktail party skills and much The action scenes in the last h [...]


    5. The blurb on the book is a great summary A pinch of James Bond a handful of humor great escapist fun The Carrie Mae Foundation philosophy is to improve the lives of women everywhere through education, medical, and financial assistance, which is financed by selling affordable, quality cosmetics But the Foundation also has a secret arm of trained operatives who literally fight for the rights of women everywhere Redhead Nikki Lanier, who is a horrible cosmetic saleswomen, seems like a good fit fo [...]


    6. Difficult to find a thriller these days that doesn t have graphic sex and bad language but other than a few swear words the book focused on the principal character, Nikki, and the action With her job prospects non existant and still living with mom after college, Nikki finds herself as a reluctant makeup consultant turned spy Her company fights for women s issues around the world and she goes there A love interest does come into the story Hard not to like a book that uses my favorite word, anach [...]


    7. What a fun book I liked this book a lot than I expected to but the premise was so funny that I had to give it a try Nicole Nikki Lanier, unemployed linguist, is convinced by her mother to try selling Carrie Mae cosmetics as a career move Little does Nikki know, Carrie Mae does a bit than just sell cosmetics This is a funny and clever, high action thriller that brings chick lit to a new high I look forward to the next installment of what could prove to be a highly addictive series.


    8. What a creative premise I love how the home party selling makeup giant is Carrie Mae LOL.Nikki Lanier that s lan yay to you, buddy is an out of work linguist, who finds herself in an interesting situation A man is trying a pick up line on her that he needs a wife so his business contact stops trying to set him up with his horse face sister Would you go with it Nikki definitely kicks butt strong female w00t while using fairly clean language it s okay, Mom.


    9. A fun romp that combines Avon Ladies with James Bond in an adventure story with a touch of romance Light easy reading but captivating and characters that you remember



    10. Heard audible own collection Outline to remind myself of the story Q What do you get when you cross Avon Ladies with Charlie s Angels A A world class intelligence organization run by women who really know their foundation.When Nikki Lanier signs up as a cosmetics rep at Carrie Mae, it s hardly her idea of a dream job With a degree in linguistics and a hard core workout regimen, the twenty six year old redhead once had hopes for a real career But unemployed and desperate to escape life at home wi [...]


    11. I enjoyed this book a lot Nikki has an overbearing mother and at 25 is still wondering what to do after becoming a linguistcs major She tries for a job and after a bad interview, and is drinking at a bar when a handsome man asks her to pretend she is his wife She finally agrees, and notes some strange things about the situation that helps her later on Then, pushed by her mother, she attends a Carrie Mae convention, Carrie Mae being a transparent spoonerism of Mary Kay and wins a free starter kit [...]


    12. I d give it 3.5 stars if I could It s a good book in theory, and some parts I really liked, it just wasn t quite there to be a good book It really lags in the first half with too much action description of mundane things I found unnecessary In the second half some parts seem to think they are an action flick and not a novel This would be fine if novels had moving pictures to show these action sequences off better as many of these scenes were tricky to follow A few too many cliches both in langua [...]


    13. This is the perfect beach read Fun, fast, and most important clean There was enough action and excitement to keep me turning the pages.That being said, I only gave it three stars because I didn t find it well written There were several times that the awkward writing pulled me out of the story Some of the characters were not well developed I discovered at the end of the book that I had combined two different characters into one Two characters had similar roles and were not well developed enough t [...]


    14. I didn t bother to finish this book I am amazed that someone nominated it for a Reader s Choice Award at the library The synopsis made this book sound like a fun, light read Avon ladies as James Bond style agents sounded kind of entertaining However, as I read this, I kept wondering when I would become interested in the story I didn t find it particularly horrible, nor did I find it particularly good It wasn t very well written, and I found that I didn t care about any of the characters The all [...]


    15. This book gets 2 stars because while I didn t like it, I also didn t hate it It was just dumb Cool premise, just horribly executed If it wasn t going into WAY too much detail on the military tactics and gun facts, then it was them discussing makeup and shoe shopping Really Not quite sure who the intended audience for such a book is Too prissy for me at parts, too butch at others, is probably the best way to put it The best part was when they actually showed the main character going on her test m [...]


    16. I really liked this book Growing up I always wanted to be a spy or detective, but I ended up an accountant Books like this are nice because they speak to that part of me that still desperately wants adventure I believe I have had daydreams very similar to this plot and it felt like I may have written something similar in my head, I do have the same first name as the author But, it was a great book Good excitement, good adventure, good romance, good twists And intelligently written, unlike some b [...]


    17. This is a what if book what if Mary Kay Inc had a clandestine group dedicated to fighting women s causes around the world, such as human trafficing Under the umbrella of the Carrie Mae Foundation, poised and talented women fight for right This is not great literature, but it was a lot of fun for someone who is with the the Mary Kay Foundation Their work is a lot exciting I was entertained.


    18. I only persevered because the main chick s name was Nicolelled Nikki my nickname until kindergarten I m in the fifth chapter, and considering quitting Following a training session, one girl was called out for blue eyelinere you know spies must always be impeccable dressed with perfect makeup a day later okay, i finished it it was a fun little good once read not brilliantbut not prohibitively irritating either.


    19. What do make up and espionage have in common Nikki Lanier I very much enjoyed reading this book and couldn t put it down Finally, there s a female answer to James Bond Not as suave, maybe, at least not in the beginning Bethany Maines does a great job of weaving important issues into an entertaining format Her characters stand out from the page and the story is just downright fun I was very entertained by this debut book of Ms Maines and look forward to the next installment.


    20. This book was a little slow at the beginning, kind of a lot of flashbacks, but then it really picked up It s a spy novel using make up ladies which is pretty fun I d like to read the next one in the series since it should start out running on the ground I ve got to read some author Ian Flemming to see how it compares with manly spy novels, but who hasn t thought that make up cases would be great for smuggling


    21. Oooook, the main character is 25 and still talks like shes 15 and in highschool I admit it is funny at times , not laugh out loud funny but come on are you serious funny.Nothing original,old ideas If you just want to kill some time this is ok.If you want to try a similar novel thats really funny AND original try the Stephany Plum novels by Janet Evanovich


    22. Had to pick up this novel because of the title The background stories of the main characters weren t filled in enough for me, so I had a hard time engaging with any of them, which always makes it difficult to really get into the story A light read mystery that had potential, but never seemed to quite get there.


    23. Chick Lit meets James Bond in this quick read Although there is a hint of possible romance with Z ev in future books the real focus is on Nikki, her friends, and her increased self confidence as she takes on a job as an agent for the Carrie Mae Foundation Like James Bond, the training includes neat gadgets for use on the missions, including bomb earrings and a gps powder compact.


    24. This book is right up my alley Guns, check Cool 007 like gadgets, check Spies, triple check.I loved every page of this book I laughed so hard my kids wondered what was wrong with me I didn t want to put it down.The plot never got boring, and I couldn t read it fast enough More, please


    25. I thought this book was hilarious Not great writing, not much plot, but the Mary Kay jokes were really fun If you re looking for a good laugh without any substance, this is the book for you Okay there s slave trading, kidnapping and death, but it all happens in a way that s impossible to take seriously


    26. I liked it because it was cleverly written and entertaining I liked that it was a spin on the male dominated genre of the spy novel Yes, it did have it s elements of romance but was not a romance I think that it had a good opportunity to bring to a serious light the issue of human trafficking but in the end I did pick it up as a light read It is what it is.


    27. Hysterical As a Mary Kay consultant, I found the portrayal of the Cary May foundation a delightful parody, one I wish was true I would definitely read books about these gutsy ladies The parallel backstory reveal was just the right pace for the main action Many parts had me setting the book down to LOL


    28. I won t say too much because this book is too good to waste on spoilers I absolutely loved, loved, loved it The author describes the novel on the first page as a cross between Avon ladies and Charlie s Angels and she does not disappoint My only reservation about this book is its use of four letter words Beware.


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