Saturday, 28 January 2017

Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave - Sibel Hodge (book review)

So this is a book that has 98 pages and it is FICTIONAL. So I will at first not discuss the subject of the story but about the book itself. I am sorry for a very long review to come.

1. This is a complete rip-off
I moved away from home in 2006 and I was obsessed with reading biographies and true-story books. There were one book, unfortunately I have forgotten the title and author, but it was a true story about a girl who trusted her friend to get her a job and instead she got sold as a sex slave. Recognise that? yeah that is the main plot in this so called book. Some event is changed a bit and some small parts is added to it and places are changed. Otherwise this is a very short resume of that book and that pissed me off. I do not like when authors takes a great book and in this case a very sad story and make it their own to make money! Sure 20% of the royalties is donated to two organisations who help sex slaves but it is still not right.

2. Language and grammar mistakes
When the book is as short as 98 pages you can think it would be easy to proofread it and make sure there is no grammar mistakes and no spelling mistakes. Obviously this book didnt do that. There is very awkward grammar used. For it to be fictional it is bad and for it to be “a diary” it is still bad.

There is numerous times the the author mixes “she” and “he” so it is really confusing and hard to understand who they mean or are thinking about. Also there is plenty of places where words are missing and cut out. When you see it as a rip off from another book, it is strange how copy and paste dont always work…

feeling and subject

3. Feeling in the book
So now we are into the subject and feeling part of the book and we start with the feeling. This book didnt make me feel anything more than annoyance toward the main character that I THINK is called Elena. I think her name is used ONCE in the end of the book. She is stupid and naive and discusses me. She say a few times she always see her daughter and thinks about her, even when she is being rapped and used. This is disgusting and if you read true story books, the girls say they do think about their families BUT when they are being used, they zoom out. They do not think about their children. It is wrong and horrible.

Beside me not liking this stupid character the book dont get me to feel anything. Normally realistic books and true feeling books try to get the reader to understand the horror by describing events and feelings but it is none of this in this book. It is mostly an inner monologue about how much she misses her daughter.

4. Subject
The subject of the book is horrible and I do not approve of it and I do want it to be written about, talked about and stopped. If a novel or a fictional book will help with that, then they should be written but I also feel the true feeling comes from reading biographies and true story books. This book do not give anything to the debate and to put the subject into the light, specially when you have read the true story… it is good that some profit is given to organisations that helps victims but I would rather give all the money straight to an organisation over buying this book.

So I think you already have figured out that I do not like this book and I wish I never bought it. The reviews off it where good but no, not a book worth buying. there are so many other great books bot fictional and true story books about this subjects that feels more real and make the subject real and something to discuss.

JAX: Resurrection by Victoria Danann (Release Tour)

JAX: Resurrection 
Knights of Black Swan Next Generation, Book 2
by Victoria Danann

Friday, 27 January 2017

Big box arrived today :)

So today after I got in with the dog from his morning walk my fiance came and said there where a big box from amazon waiting for me at the kitchen table. I saw it and thought yay, all my books. Well this was the third part of my book order after christmas. second hasnt arrived yet. Or i made one order and amazon split it into 3... and yes it takes forever to get stuff when you live in the middle of nowhere in Czech Republic :P

The box contained ONE very small book I am still very happy and cant wait to start reading it :)

Romance Between the Pages' Weekly Podcast Interview - January 27, 2017

Ever wondered about the personalities behind your favorite books? Victoria Danann's new podcast with Riley J. Ford has an incredible lineup of authors booked through January. No question is out of bounds. Check it out!


Ali Parker is a full-time contemporary romance writer who left a life in Corporate America to try living a dream. She loves coffee, watching a great movie and hanging out with her hubs. By hanging out, she means making out. Hanging out is for those little creepy elves at Christmas. No tight green stockings for her. She's in Texas, but they're pulling up their roots soon and going nomad across the country for 14 months. She might be coming to a city near you... be on the lookout!

RECLAMATION by Melissa Kay Clarke (Promo Tour)

The Legacy Reborn, book 1
by Melissa Kay Clarke

Monday, 23 January 2017

some new books

So due to public demand, from a few of my readers, I will now start showing when I get new books and other book related things! Well why not.

So last week I got a bok I won, from an author in Canada with some swag and a very cute fridge magnet :) The book "From the Dust" by Ryshia Kennie is a book I have thought about buying for a while now so I was very lucky who won it at a goodreads giveaway! :) 

Second book is part of a bigger order. See, I got quite a lot of money for christmas so I bought some books but of course Amazon sent them as 3 different package, one day between each other. I dont know why but okay! But first is in a book in the World of Warcraft series. This one is about Arthas.

Cant wait to read them and of course the reviews will be uploaded on the blog and on Good reads and amazon when they are done :)

THE ORDER OF THE CRIMSON LOTUS by Suzanne Quill (Promo Tour)

by Suzanne Quill

Sunday, 22 January 2017

The Carnal Series by Reily Garrett (Pre-order Tour)

Carnal series, book 4 & Prequel to Carnal Whispers, book 3
by Reily Garrett

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Spy Game: Romantic Suspense - Suz deMello (book review)

So after my birthday it is time to upload an review. I finished this book before my b-day but didnt feel like uploading is until now because I had to many things going on!

Fledgling agent Ani Sharif has finally been assigned to her first undercover mission—to seduce software tycoon Richard Rexford, known as the fearsome T-Rex of Silicon Valley. He's suspected of selling software secrets to the Chinese. Ani must succeed at her first assignment, but will handsome, clever Richard uncover her secrets and seize her heart?

My thoughts
A really great story with very well developed characters. The complexity of the characters made the story come to life and they where so realistic and you couldn't help but to feel with them and I felt like I was more than just a reader, I was there, involved with them and in the story.

The way the book is written is perfect and the phase is perfect. The story captured me right away and I didn't want to put the book down but sometimes you have to work, sleep and eat too. I have had a hard time lately to find books that really capture me the way this book did. It is a book you easy can read in one sitting, not because it is an easy read but because the story and characters are just so great and capturing. You want to know what is gonna happen on the next page, in the next chapter and in the end.

I think this is a must read!

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Mutation Z: Drones Overhead (Mutation Z, #4) - Marilyn Peake (book review)

So time for the first book review of 2017. This is in an ongoing series I started late last year and just have to finish.

Buy it here
Buy it at amazon as stand alone here

Fourth book in the series.

Journalist Hunter Morgan comes face-to-face with terrible truths, both personal and political. Visiting a local hospital, he discovers firsthand that zombies aren’t being treated there. Instead, they’re being sent to a more sinister fate in a program organized by the government. Fearing he’ll be identified by the helicopters and drones flying constantly over the house where he’s staying, he sets about to permanently alter his appearance. Although a ray of sunshine exists in his life, he becomes filled with despair over the current state of the world. There are even rumors that the United States and Mexico will go to war. NOVELLA. GENRES: Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Zombie Fiction, Conspiracy Fiction, Horror.

My Thoughts
I loved the third book in the series and couldnt wait to start with this book but it had to wait until after Christmas and New Year vacation. I did read this book on the way home from Sweden to Czech Republic. I was reading in the car and I thought I would finish it quickly because it is a short read but it took me longer than I thought to finish it. The reason is that I had trouble getting into it.

Parts of this book is very slow and not a lot of things is happening. We are now, mostly, following Morgan Hunt and his story to uncover the truth about the Zombie virus. His story here in this book is very boring even if there is a lot of feelings going on. I couldnt really connect with hi and his story and I miss the action from the first books and I miss Emma, that we followed in the first book.

The story is very different in this one than in the other once before it and I think that is talking against it. This book is more mature, in some ways, more struggling and more talking and planning. In a normal book this is an important part but in this novella it felt so wrong. It it was a full length book I dont think I would have minded it as much as I did in this one.

Parts of this book is really well written and very interesting and I specially like the last part of the book where some things is starting to happening again. I really hope the last two books will be better than this one because I got them for Christmas so I will read them. Overall this is a good series so far but the first book or novella is the best.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Back from Vacation

Hi my dear readers!
I know you all have missed me and I am sorry I didnt put up a notice before but I was home in Sweden visiting family during Christmas and New Year! I got home 5 am in the morning today!

I have so much book related stuff to post later on. Some books I got and stuff. Also reviews of course even if I haven't read as much when I was in Sweden. Spending time with family was more important.

I got a gift certificate as a Christmas gift so I have ordered some books and I will post all about it later. Also due to public demand (Manly you Asuka), I wills start posting when I get new books delivered or other book related things!

During the spring and early summer, I will be busy planning my wedding so I dont know how much time I will have to read and wright or to spend on new books but I hope you will still support me and follow my blog. You are very important to me and inspire me to continue.

I hope you all had wonderful holidays no matter where in the world you are or what religion you have. Happy New Year and I hope we can make 2017 the best year so far <3