Monday, 31 July 2017

Friday, 28 July 2017

A DEMON SCHEME by Lauren Marie (Release Tour)

A DEMON SCHEME
The Haller Lake series, book 1
by Lauren Marie

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

THE SECRET SANTA series by Nikki Lynn Barrett (Promo Tour)

THE SECRET SANTA series
Xmas in July
by Nikki Lynn Barrett

Escape From Behruz by Judy Meadows (book review)

Reviewing a book I got as an ARC. it is Escape from Behruz by Judy Meadows

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Story
Rashid will help Olivia and the baby she’s been caring for escape the violence in Behruz, but he must guard his heart. He can’t risk being hurt by her again.

Olivia has her own reasons for keeping her distance from Rashid. If he learns that the baby is actually hers—and his—she will lose everything that matters to her.

Their escape involves traveling with nomads across the mountains into Iran. As they trek together by day and sleep beside each other in a nomad tent at night, the attraction that has always drawn them to each other grows ever stronger, Can Olivia survive the trip without revealing her secrets and without losing her heart to Rashid once again?

My thoughts
Escape from Behruz is a very well written Romance novel who has everything you can wish for. The story itself drags the reader in. The story is very well written and the story-line has a clear red thread so it is easy to follow. The characters are very well developed and you start to like them quickly and it don't take long until you start feel for them and with them. I like that the setting is different than for the most books I read. I like the foreign feeling, and how it is very relevante to see it from different perspective. The different perspective and the setting is very important for today's society and culture.

I enjoyed reading this book, it contained everything I want a good romance novel to have. The language is also great and you can feel that the author has worked with the story, the character and the language. The flow is great and it never feels forced like it can feel in some romance novel.

I like that there is a story to the book and not just romance. I have unfortunately found to many romance novels and books that the only thing about them is the romance and sex but that is not the case in this one and that is something I really enjoy. A well written book that deserves a read

Enjoy the reading

EIGHTY-ONE DAYS by Zoë Mullins (Pre-order Blast)

EIGHTY-ONE DAYS
by Zoë Mullins

Romance Between the Pages' Weekly Podcast Interview - July 28, 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 the spring. No question is out of bounds. Check it out!

THIS WEEK'S BEST SELLING AUTHOR...
JESSICA HAWKINS!

Jessica Hawkins is an Amazon bestselling author known for her “emotionally gripping” and “off-the-charts hot” romance. Dubbed “queen of angst” by both peers and readers for her smart and provocative work, she’s garnered a cult-like following of fans who love to be torn apart…and put back together.

She writes romance both at home in California and around the world, a coffee shop traveler who bounces from café to café with just a laptop, headphones, and coffee cup. She loves to keep in close touch with her readers, mostly via Facebook, Instagram, and her mailing list.


Thursday, 20 July 2017

Love Me- Book 3 in the Sage McGuire Romance Series - Sharon Kleve (Promo post)

Love Me- Book 3 in the Sage McGuire Romance Series

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Me-Sage-McGuire-Romance-ebook/dp/B073QYBXGX/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500044547&sr=8-1&keywords=sharon+kleve



Quirky, Private Investigator, Sage McGuire can’t seem to stay out of trouble in LOVE ME. Book 3 in the Sage McGuire Romance Series.

Bad-ass, Sergeant Carter Morgan of the Portland Police Department takes risks for a living—but he’d never risked his heart before. From the first flirty look Sage flashes, he is hooked and it has been a roller-coaster ride ever since.
With Carter's conniving ex-girlfriend, FBI Special Agent Mia Williams, in the looney-bin things finally seem to be settling back to normal, until Mr. Smithfield, Sage’s old boss, appears in her dreams asking for help to avenge his death. Knowing full well it could lead to another trip to the emergency room, Sage agrees to help.

Even with Carter trailing her every move, Sage solves Mr. Smithfield’s murder, and helps put her ex-boss’s wicked bride in jail.

With all the excitement, Sage forgets to buy Carter a Valentine’s Day gift, unless you count the edible, strawberry-flavored panties and banana-flavored massage gel. Carter on the other hand hits it out-of-the-park with a cupcake topped with a very special sparkling surprise.
Can Carter keep Sage safe, and out of trouble long enough to get her down the aisle.


https://www.amazon.com/Love-Me-Sage-McGuire-Romance-ebook/dp/B073QYBXGX/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500044547&sr=8-1&keywords=sharon+kleve



Book 1- Chase Me

https://www.amazon.com/Chase-Me-Sage-McGuire-Romance-ebook/dp/B06XXB93N2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1500044547&sr=8-2&keywords=sharon+kleve

Sage McGuire had a great job she loved. All that changed in the blink of an eye when her long-time boss, Mr. Smithfield, had an accident involving an over-sized rubber band. When Mr. Smithfield’s semi-worthless son, Daniel, takes over Smithfield Laboratories Sage figures it’s time to turn her childhood dream of being a PI into reality.

After a night of unadulterated, mind-blowing sex Sage mistakes Sergeant Carter Morgan of the Portland Police Department for a serial killer and runs for the hills, but his sexy pinecone scent and black leather pants have her coming back for more.

Sage’s wild spirit, crazy red hair, and quirky sense of humor take Carter for the ride of his life and he’s more than willing to stick around and see what kind of trouble Sage can get herself into next.

Hold on tight as Sage and Carter rock each other’s world in KISS ME – A Sage McGuire Romance.

Book 2- Kiss Me


https://www.amazon.com/Kiss-Me-Sage-McGuire-Romance-ebook/dp/B0713RMRMJ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1500044547&sr=8-3&keywords=sharon+kleve


Quirky, Private Investigator, Sage McGuire is up to her ears in trouble again in KISS ME.

Sage has left the security of her old job, as an executive assistant to a moron, and jumped feet-first into opening McGuire Investigations. If only her boyfriend, Sergeant Carter Morgan’s big gun and cop's intuition could save Sage from being grazed by a bullet to the temple, and another trip to the emergency room when she steals back her best friend’s uncle’s pooch, Mimi, from a psychotic loan shark in her very first case.

Carter's scary and conniving ex-girlfriend, FBI Special Agent Mia Williams, is back in town and full of trouble. Mia is determined to rekindle her relationship with Carter and she is used to getting what she wants—no matter what the cost.

Will Sage and Carter succeed in keeping each other out of trouble while falling head-over-heels in love?

Stay tuned for another crazy roller-coaster ride in LOVE ME – A Sage McGuire Romance.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.

 Sharon is a multi-published author of contemporary romance. She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other's arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few bumps and bruises along the way.

 One of her favorite things to do is pick up a new book and sink into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors have inspired her.

 When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.




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Monday, 17 July 2017

Delivery of books today! :)

So I have loads of orders coming in and most is for baking and cloths but also quite a lot of books and because this blogg is about books Im gonna post about the once I got. Thinking about creating a "normal" blogg with day to day stuff and not just books but we will see...

So today I got my first book order. It was 3 books and all of them are from the author Kristen Proby. It is a series of books, romance and I have read the first one and I did love it so I had to buy the entire series.

The books are

* Loving Cara
* Seducing Lauren
* Falling for Jillian

Cant wait until I can read the other two books in the series :)


PROMO TOUR FOR PATRICIA CHARLES (Promo tour)

PROMO TOUR FOR PATRICIA CHARLES
Unconditional Surrender & Crescent Moon

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Brooklyn Blues - by R.E. Hargrave (Audio book review)

One of my favourite books are now available as audio book and I got it for an honest review and here is my honest review. You can find the first review of the (e-book/print book) here. I will in this review focus on the audio version.

Story
By day, Brooklyn Crenshaw goes to work and does her job. She’s a working girl who follows orders and stays off the radar. Oh, and she might have a crush on William K. Baxter from across the hall. Each time she passes his office—with his polished name plate on the window—her gut clenches with desire at the sight of him. But he never looks up, can't possibly know who she is, and even if he did, her needs would send him running. Because they always ran.

At night, in private, she turns on her laptop so that her Sir can turn her on. Brooklyn’s never seen His face, but she knows His voice and the magic of His words. The arrangement works for her. Mostly.

As the office holiday party approaches, Brooklyn starts receiving Secret Santa gifts which suggest more than casual interest, Sir reveals his fondness for exhibition and voyeurism, and William K. Baxter finally looks up at her, and waves.

Brooklyn begins to question everything. Does she continue to follow the orders of a man who hides behind technology, but is always there, or does she take a chance on the man right in front of her who’s seen her at long last? Then there is the Secret Santa who seems to know what makes Brooklyn tick. So many decisions.

‘Tis the season… to be kinky.

My Thoughts about the audio version
So you all know I just LOVE LOVE LOVE, this book and I bought it as a paperback. It is just so lovely. When I saw it was gonna be an audio book I knew I needed it and I was happy to get it for an honest review.

A lot of shorter novells and books do great as audio book while others don't. This one did AWESOME. It is 2 hours 13 minutes long. This makes it perfect for travel, or for just some alone time home. I listen to mine home and I did it in one sitting. I was relaxing while my husband where playing a game. We where both in our own worlds.

The narrators for the story are perfect and they captured Brooklyn and Sir perfectly and game them life in the most perfect way. They manage to get the feeling going off both the book, the subject, the characters and the festive holiday season. The BDSM and how Brooklyn feels and explore it is done perfectly with the voice acting. 

This was a Christmas in July for me and I do not regret listening to this book. I will do it again and again just as I will read the book again and again. It gives holiday feeling and it is sexy enough and hot enough and do not overdo the BDSM and it all feels real. 

A book can be destroyed with the wrong voice actors and people who cant get the feeling into it while doing the voice acting. This is something, I unfortunately feel way to often with both Swedish and American voice acting in book, and something Japanese voice actors nail, so I am really happy the voice acting for this book is so good as it is. This is now, just not only one of my favourite books, it is also one of my favorite audio books.

XMAS IN JULY ROMANCES by Nikki Lynn Barrett (Promo Tour)

XMAS IN JULY ROMANCES
We Wish You A Ferret Christmas, Scrooge You!, and It's Always Something
by Nikki Lynn Barrett

Monday, 10 July 2017

Omens (Cainsville #1) by Kelley Armstrong (book review)

I started a new series by one of my favorit authors and here is the review of it

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Amazon UK
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Story
Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions.

But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia decides to find out the truth about the Larsens.

Olivia ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past.

Aided by her mother’s former lawyer, Gabriel Walsh, Olivia focuses on the Larsens’ last crime, the one her birth mother swears will prove their innocence. But as she and Gabriel start investigating the case, Olivia finds herself drawing on abilities that have remained hidden since her childhood, gifts that make her both a valuable addition to Cainsville and deeply vulnerable to unknown enemies. Because there are darker secrets behind her new home and powers lurking in the shadows that have their own plans for her.
My Thoughts
I'm a huge fan of Kelley Armstrong and decided that I wanted to read something new of her, while I waiting for other parts in other series. I gave this one a go, and sure it is a good read but it is not the best book or story by Kelley Armstrong. The story felt a little bit strange to me, I never found the flow in it like I normally do.

One of Kelley Armstrongs strongest thing is her character, how they are built up and how you come to love them and hate them. You build up a relationship to characters but in this case I couldn't really get my head around them. I don't know if I should call them bland or naive. They just didn't waken any real feelings for me. There is no real character to love, no one to hate. They are all sort of grey and no one sticks out.

The environment is good but also a little bit strange and not really well worked, but I still didn't mind that as much as some may think. I could still see and feel the surrounding and where you are in the book.

With all that said this is not the best book by Kelley Armstrong but it is still a good read. I will read the second part and hope the story picks up and that this will be a good series, even if it will not be my favourite series of her.

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (book review)

This book review is of a book that was in Our Shared Shelf at goodreads.

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About the book
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable.

Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now….

Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force.

My thoughts
a good, interesting and challenging read. The theme of the book was interesting and I like how it challenge the view or women and how we maybe should take things for granted.The characters in this book are portrayed in a way I find most interesting. Both when it comes to the men and women and their roll in the new society and how women normally are the once who is the guardians and oppressors of other women. 

When you think about how it is to be a woman and the challenges today and how it was and how it will be in the future, this book helps to highlight it and put things into perspective. Also there where a few times I had to put the book down and say WOW, because it is so much in this book we can see in todays society. 

This is a really good and interesting read that I highly can recommend to everyone. I couldnt put the book down. It is not a heavy read per say but it makes you think and feel and you are thinking about what you read a long time after you finished reading the book.

BROOKLYN BLUES by R.E. Hargrave (Audio Release Tour)

BROOKLYN BLUES
 by R.E. Hargrave

Saturday, 8 July 2017

OUT OF THE BOX AWAKENING by Jennifer Theriot (Audio Release Tour)

OUT OF THE BOX AWAKENING
Out of the Box series, book 1
by Jennifer Theriot

SIMON SAYS by Victoria Danann (Cover Reveal)

SIMON SAYS
D.I.T., book 1
by Victoria Danann

Hell Divers (Hell Divers Trilogy #1) - Nicholas Sansbury Smith (Audio book review)

Time to review an audio book.

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Story
More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers—men and women who risk their lives by skydiving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.

When one of the remaining airships is damaged in an electrical storm, a Hell Diver team is deployed to a hostile zone called Hades. But there’s something down there far worse than the mutated creatures discovered on dives in the past—something that threatens the fragile future of humanity.
My Thoughts
So this book was... interesting. I had this as an Audiobook and I think it still was interesting.

The story is not unique and quite messy. I have read similar stories and books that is much better than this was. The problem is there is not enough depth in the main story and to much in the side story, which has nothing to do with the Hell Divers but with other things. I wish it was more about Hell Divers and their jumps and what they where doing.

There where to many "main characters". At first I thought it was just a small number but in the end it was to many and to many sides of the story so it got messy and hard to keep track off. Who was related to whom and who did what and also some people we got to see their side from but they still had a very small part of the story. Maybe they will have a bigger part in book 2 or so but they distracted me from the main story.

the character development wasnt that great either. Very stale character without depth and real personality. Like they where shells that pretends to be humans, and they acted like that and sort of felt for others like that. I couldnt really feel for anyone in the story even if there where a few character that you are meant to feel for.

It is an okay Sci-Fy story but it dont bring anything new. It is a dystopi of earth and human kind who try to survive in airships that is getting old and broken.

Narrator
The narrator,  R. C. Bray, was maybe not the best either. He had a very calm voice which is great for audiobook, I like audio books, BUT he was to calm and didnt change tone often enough which had the effect I got tired and almost fell asleep a few time. Part of me wants to know what is gonna happen in this series but I dont have the energy or the will to read or even listen to the rest parts in the series. Maybe later on but not at this point.

I think that R. C. Bray is a pretty good narrator but the book didnt make it fair to him. I think the problem is more the book than the narrator.

Friday, 7 July 2017

The Argonauts - Maggie Nelson (book review)

So I am in "Our Shared Shelf" the Emma Watson feminist book club on Goodreads. Why? I find the subject interesting and it gives very interesting and different books to read and to think about todays society. I read the books when I have time and when I get them. Sometimes I is in on the discussions, other times not. So "The Argonauts" has been on their reading list and I read it later...

Buy links
Get it as paperback here

Story
Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes the author's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, is an intimate portrayal of the complexities and joys of (queer) family making.

Writing in the spirit of public intellectuals such as Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes, Nelson binds her personal experience to a rigorous exploration of what iconic theorists have said about sexuality, gender, and the vexed institutions of marriage and child-rearing. Nelson's insistence on radical individual freedom and the value of caretaking becomes the rallying cry for this thoughtful, unabashed, uncompromising book.
My Thoughts
All my friends and family has been talking about this book and loves it and they gifted it to me so I could talk about it with them, well It took me forever to read it and I must confess, I didnt finish it. I can read bad book and some book as so bad, or not according to my taste  that I cant finish reading them and this was one of them. Some parts I read over and over to get an understanding of what the heck the author was trying to say and after a while I realised it was just nonsens.

I do NOT understand peoples fascination over this book. For me, it was so bad and boring that I couldnt even finish it and the reading was painful, slow and boring. So cleanly this is not a book for everyone. Its amasing that 160 pages could feel so long as they did in this book, or at least the 135 pages I manage to read before seriously thinking I was about to die of boredom.

A Darkness Absolute (Casey Duncan #2) - Kelley Armstrong (book review)

Second book in the Casey Duncan series. Enjoy

Buy-links
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Pre-order the paperback here
Get it as audio book here

About
The follow-up to #1 NYT bestseller Kelley Armstrong’s acclaimed City of the Lost, Rockton town detective Casey Duncan makes a terrible—and dangerous—discovery in the woods outside of town.

When experienced homicide detective Casey Duncan first moved to the secret town of Rockton, she expected a safe haven for people like her, people running from their past misdeeds and past lives. She knew living in Rockton meant living off-the-grid completely: no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, very little electricity, and no way of getting in or out without the town council’s approval. What she didn’t expect is that Rockton comes with its own set of secrets and dangers. 

Now, in A Darkness Absolute, Casey and her fellow Rockton sheriff’s deputy Will chase a cabin-fevered resident into the woods, where they are stranded in a blizzard. Taking shelter in a cave, they discover a former resident who’s been held captive for over a year. When the bodies of two other women turn up, Casey and her colleagues must find out if it’s an outsider behind the killings or if the answer is more complicated than that...before another victim goes missing.

Casey Duncan returns in another heart-racing thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.

My Thoughts
So the second part about Casey Duncan and it is different from the first book, but it need to be otherwise I think the story would feel strange and not like its own. I love this one as much as I loved the first one.

Now in Part two or the second book in the series, we get to know the characters deeper and get to see different sides of them and get to see new ideas with them. This is something I like, the characters evolve with the story just like you evolve in real life. This book has a very different feeling to it and is both darker and lighter than the first one. Nothing wrong with that at all, quite the opposite.

The darker parts of this book is great and it is easy to follow the story and to get dragged into the killings and kidnapping you are trying to solve and you also get involved in the personal life of the characters and want them to stop saying stupid things and love each and stop doubting. Yeah I know, a lot to ask for.

This book was, just like the first one, a page turner and I have ordered both book but Amazon is so slow to deliver to "in the middle of no where, Europe" ;P Also pre-ordered the third part even if it isnt scheduled to be released until next spring. Yeah I do love this series!

QUEST OF A WARRIOR by Mary Morgan (Release Tour)

QUEST OF A WARRIOR
Legends of the Fenian Warriors, Book 1
spinoff from the Order of the Dragon Knights series
by Mary Morgan

Loving Cara (Love Under the Big Sky, #1) - Kristen Proby (book review)

I felt like reading some nice romance and a friend recommended "Love Cara". I decided to give it a go and that is something I do not regret.  I love this story so much I bought it and the two other in the series as paperbacks. Hopefully Amazon will deliver soon!

Buy links
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Get it as audio-book here

Story
Josh King is an expert at running his family’s multi-million dollar ranch in Montana. (And all that outside manual labor has done wonders for sculpting his six-foot-three body, too.) But as sure footed as he is when it comes to the ranch, Josh doesn’t know anything about how to deal with an adolescent boy—so when his twelve-year-old nephew, Seth, is dropped off on his doorstep, looking scared and acting surly as hell, Josh knows he needs help in straightening him out.

Cara Donovan loves her quiet life as a teacher in her sleepy hometown, so she jumps at the chance to make a little money over the summer as a tutor. But when she learns she’ll be teaching Josh King’s nephew, Cara’s sweet summer job gets a little bit hotter. Cara tries to focus all her attention on tutoring Seth, but Josh proves to be a delicious distraction, while Josh’s memories of the shy girl he once teased in high school are nothing like the beautiful woman he’s facing now. Can he persuade her that there’s more between them than a summer fling?

My Thoughts
I felt like reading some nice romance and a friend recommended "Love Cara". I decided to give it a go and that is something I do not regret. I must say that this book is a +18 book because it is steamy when it comes to the sex and it is a lot of it and the word use makes it a +18 book. I dont mind that at all. I more mind when authors try to talk around the subject and  destroy the moment. 

I have read a lot of romance books that lacks a proper story and in this case there is a very good story and a very deep story that also have well developed characters. When I saw the cover I thought it was gonna be a normal cowboy story but I was wrong. Yes there is a farm, a cowboy and horses involved but that is just the setting. It is therefor a very nice story in a very nice environment that changes and feels real. 

I love Cara as a person and I can see myself in her in so many ways. She is strong but also doubt herself because she isnt the typical heroin that is thin and slim. Yay a heroin that is normal looking and that we can relate to in more ways than one .


If you like steamy romance book with sex scenes that actually spell out the words and still want a great story then Loving Cara is the book for you. It is a really good romance book!

City of the Lost (Casey Duncan #1) - Kelley Armstrong (book review)

So a while ago I started a new book series from one of my favourite authors and once again I feel in love <3

Buy links
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About the book
Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: when she was in college, she killed a man. She was never caught, but he was the grandson of a mobster and she knows that someday this crime will catch up to her. Casey's best friend, Diana, is on the run from a violent, abusive ex-husband. When Diana's husband finds her, and Casey herself is attacked shortly after, Casey knows it's time for the two of them to disappear again.

Diana has heard of a town made for people like her, a town that takes in people on the run who want to shed their old lives. You must apply to live in Rockton and if you're accepted, it means walking away entirely from your old life, and living off the grid in the wilds of Canada: no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, no computers, very little electricity, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. As a murderer, Casey isn't a good candidate, but she has something they want: She's a homicide detective, and Rockton has just had its first real murder. She and Diana are in. However, soon after arriving, Casey realizes that the identity of a murderer isn't the only secret Rockton is hiding—in fact, she starts to wonder if she and Diana might be in even more danger in Rockton than they were in their old lives.

My Thoughts
Okay I have always loved Kelly Armstrongs writing and I must confess, I couldn't put this book down. I had to at 4 am in the morning but finished it the first things I could in the morning. 

The story is very interesting and draggs the reader in. It is a very well developed and though of story with a red thread even if there is a lot of things going on. There is new life, hope, problems, darkness friendship, enemy, breakups, love, trouble and mystery. Everything a great book need and everything is in good proportions. You dont get annoyed or frustrated. This is a real page turner. I love how the story is developed and flows easy to the reader. It dont feel forced in any way like some stories can do.

The characters it a perfect bunch of imperfection. I love hos Kelley Armstrong has made the story with how people came to the city and how they all have their problems and secrets and how they are trying to deal with it. The characters makes you feel and some you love, some you hate, some annoys you, some you want to hug an some you just want to slap in the face... with a chair.. made of Iron.


Overall A really awesome book and I didnt expect anything else from Kelley Armstrong who is one of my favourite authors and has been sense I picked up her book "Bitten" in my teens.

Stormrage (World of Warcraft #7) - Richard A. Knaak (book review)

So time for a review of a Warcraft book. You guys know I like my Warcraft and World of Warcraft :)

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Story
When the world of Azeroth was young, the god-like titans brought order to it by reshaping its lands and seas. Throughout their great work, they followed a magnificent design for what they envisioned Azeroth would become. Although the titans departed Azeroth long ago, that design endures to this day. It is known as the Emerald Dream, a lush and savagely primal version of the...
WORLD OF WARCRAFT
Many are the mysteries surrounding the Emerald Dream and its reclusive guardians, the green dragonflight. In times past, druids have entered the Dream to monitor the ebb and flow of life on Azeroth in their never-ending quest to maintain the delicate balance of nature.

However, not all dreams are pleasant ones. Recently the Emerald Nightmare, an area of corruption within the Emerald Dream, began growing in size, transforming the Dream into a realm of unimaginable horror. Green dragons have been unexpectedly caught up in the Nightmare, emerging from it with shattered minds and twisted bodies. Druids who have entered the darkening Dream lately have found it difficult -- sometimes even impossible -- to escape.

Nor are these the Nightmare's only victims: more and more people are being affected. Even Malfurion Stormrage, first and foremost of the druids on Azeroth, may have fallen victim to this growing threat. As uncontrollable nightmares spread across the world, a desperate quest begins to find and free the archdruid.

Soon nature's enemies will learn the true meaning of the name STORMRAGE

My Thoughts
Even if I do love World of Warcraft, Warcraft games, the lore and everything, this book was the boring. Dont take it wrong, it was interesting to read about Malfurion, Tyrande, Broll and all the other characters but this book is way to long and to little is going on. It is not fair to the character or to the lore. I wish there would be more depth and less description of the same thing over and over and over again. During the entire book, we get the same feelings, the same descriptions. I got so bored that I had to take breaks and sometimes even days of break because the book was so boring. This is strange because the most lore book I have read is really good and interesting. This one is not. 

Maybe also it is my own fault who knows the lore and it is very similar to the lore and expansion we are at now. Or maybe this is just a boring book. If I dont see it as a warcraft univers book, but as a fantasy book, it is still a boring book and there is plenty of grammar mistake and sometimes even parts that goes against what you just wrote. 

It feels like this book was a rush job and no thought or feeling was put into it. There just had to be a book about how the emerald Nightmare took hold and it had to be done quickly, and that screws the characters, the story, the lore and the reader over. 

If someone asked me if they should read the book, I would say no. There is nothing in this book to get, well maybe it is a good read if you cant fall asleep but otherwise this is not worth reading in my opinion.

DANGEROUSLY HERS by A.M. Griffin (Release Tour)

DANGEROUSLY HERS
Loving Dangerously, book 3
by A.M. Griffin

Nutribullet Soup Recipe Book: Low Carb Nutribullet Soup Recipes for Weight Loss, Detox, Anti-Aging & So Much More! - Stephanie Shaw (cookbook review)

I love reviewing and testing new things and mostly I get e-books and it is nothing wrong with that, I in fact love it. One day an author approcherad me and asked if I wanted to review her cookbook and I said yes, I got it as e-book and as a print book! Thank you very much Stephanie Shaw for that. I must say It took me a while to do a proper review because I wanted to try all recipe in the book or almost all of them, before leaving an review which I did. Here is the review and it is already up on goodreads and amazon and have been for a while ;)

Buy links
Get it as e-book here
Get is as print book here

About the book

In this book, I provide you with information, about the health benefits and nutrients of the ingredients used in the recipes, infomation that has been demonstrated in studies. It is not only a collection of recipes. Knowing the benefits of the ingredients will enable you to adapt the recipes to your needs and taste.
For those of you wanting to lose weight, studies have repeatedly shown that when soup is eaten before a meal, people tend to eat less at that meal and don't feel hungry or deprived of food.
Each recipe comes complete with
  • nutritional information
  • Imperial & metric measurements
  • where applicable, I have given different instructions for the Nutribullet RX model and the other Nutribullet models because of the RX's heating capabilities
There are seven chapters with recipes
- each chapter deals with a specific issue and the recipes have been formulated to meet your requirements.
  • Healthy Heart - heart disease is one of the leading causes of deaths world wide.
  • Detoxification - remove toxin from your body so as to enhance your immune system.
  • Weight Loss - excess fat increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers and other conditions.
  • Healthy and Radiant Skin - important for protection against the environment and many other functions.
  • Energy Boost - 97% of the people in a survey by a vitamin company claimed to be tired more often than not.
  • Anti-Aging - improve your quality of life as you get older by staying younger and fitter for longer.
  • Super Foods - increase your health and longevity.
Great favourites such as:
  • Minestrone
  • Mixed Veg Soup
  • Pumpkin Soup
To the slightly more exotic:
  • Minty Sweet Pea & Ginger
  • Black Bean Soup with Kukicha Broth
Don't worry if you don't have all of the ingredients for the recipes because you can substitute the ingredients. When you know the health benefits of the vegetables, you will find it easier to create recipes. The main point is you are providing your body with all the goodness nature has to offer.
Take a step towards a longer, youthful, healthier & happier life. A life with more energy and more time. Your new radiant & confident self awaits you.


My Thoughts

I love how this Soup Recipe book is build up and how it has different categories. it made it a lot easier to navigate and to find what you need and are after.

The recipes are good, easy to make and understand and the description is perfect and even people who isnt used to cook can follow and have great results. I loved this book from the first try and after have an emergency surgery and being on a special diet this book really helped me out with good, healthy soups I could eat. I served some soups to my soon-to-be husband and his younger sisters and all have loved them.

The variation of recipes are really great, there is so much to choose from so you can have different flavours during different days and you dont get bored of them. Some are favourites here and are done more often then others and will continue to be. I see a great use for this book and will continue to use it, almost every day.

So this book is great but it also has its problem, or maybe it is just a problem for me and people who do not live in western countries. I live in eastern Europe and not in a big city which made some ingredients impossible to get or to expensive to get. I did use similar ingredients in my cooking and it turned out well. But it also shows that this book is best suited for people in America (US-Canada), Western part of Europe, Australia-New Zeeland and some Asian countries. if you live in other countries and not in big cities you will have trouble finding the right ingredients and if you find them they can be expensive. Exchanging vegetables works well so that is an option if you cant find any.
Over all, a very great cookbook and I love it so much. This is a must if you want easy to make, health soups that tastes amazing.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Mutation Z: Desperate Measures (Book 6) - by Marilyn Peake (book review)

Before Christmas I started a series called Mutation Z, about the Zombie virus. It is 6 shorter novellas and the first one I read quickly but the longer I get into it, the more bored I got. The last part, part 6. I ended in April and there is the review of it.

Buy Links
Buy it as e-book here
Buy the entire series here
Buy book 1-3 here
Buy book 4-6 here

Story
Sixth and final book in the series. 

As things heat up in the United States with both the U.S. military and radical militias targeting those trying to develop a vaccine and cure for the Zombie Plague, more researchers flee to Mark Chen’s bunker in China. There, they will be free to carry on their research. Bringing patients afflicted with the Zombie Virus to China on a cargo ship, they’re attacked by pirates. It becomes very clear that they’re in a race against time to try and save the human race. 

NOVELLA. 
GENRES: Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Zombie Fiction, Conspiracy Fiction, Horror. 


My Thoughts
So the end of series of short novellas is always the hardest to write and that is something you really can tell in this series. I loved the series and the first books are awesome but the longer into the series you get, the more boring it gets and you can really tell that the author has run out of ideas!

Instead of having any kind of story, this part just sums up an ending. there is nothing there to get, more than a brief summary of what happened in the end. No feelings, nothing in it. just a matter of fact. This destroyed it for me and that is why I can give it any good rating. I dont like giving bad reviews but when a book, or novella is bad, there isnt anything I can do.

Part of me, wish that the author had stopped after the first part, or maybe after the second. This is 6 short novellas, that is easy to read but gets less and less interested and gripping the longer we get. Trust me, the first part is just pure awesomeness and then reading this, from the same authors is sad. I tried to see it as ONE long book, with 6 long chapters and that made it a little bit easier and maybe that is how you are supposed to see it, and maybe if it was released like that it would get better review. But as it is no, this is part, took me forever to read and I was bored. I even skimmed parts in the middle because I was so bored of not having any story or feeling into it. This, the last part, is a huge flopp and even if you like and enjoy the other parts, this part is not worth buying or reading.

SOUL OF A DEMON by Jamie Begley (Release Tour)

SOUL OF A DEMON
Dark Souls series, Book 3
by Jamie Begley

Made in the U.S.A.: The Sex Trafficking of America's Children by Alisa Jordheim (Book review)

So this book review is not a fictional book, but a true story book. At this point there is two things I like to read about when it comes to true stories, its the Sexual industry, specially when it comes to Sex Trafficking  and the Sex Trafficking  of children. The other is about serial killers. This book is, as the title says, about Sex Trafficking of American children in America.

Buy links
Buy it as paperback here
Buy it as e-book here

About the book
The book is a compilation of five true stories of adults (4 woman & 1 man) trafficked as children. Each story is preceded by an overview of the type of trafficking the story addresses and followed up by a statement from the survivors themselves.  The purpose of the book is to provide insights on how American children are taken captive and often coerced to remain in a lifestyle of commercial sexual exploitation.  All profits from the book will be distributed to nationally recognized agencies providing either preventive or restorative service for child survivors of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.

My thoughts
To say that this subject is anything but horrible is an understatement but reading about it and learning about it, is the first step to helping and stopping it.

I like how the book is build up, with information and true stories and that there is different kinds of stories, from different people in different situation and then their comments about what happened and their view. this shows that anyone can be targeted and that anyone can be sold or sell himself/herself in different situation in life.

The language is very easy to understand which make it a book everyone can read and understand. This makes it easier for people to get into the subject and get an understanding about the problem. We all know this happens but books like this, helps us open our minds and our will to do something about it. I am not American but this book still made me want to help people and children in this situation. I live in a country where sex trade exist and is pretty big. Both when it comes to getting people here to sell sex and to kidnap people and bring them to other countries. Eastern European countries has this problem and I thought it was a problem here, where people are stolen/kidnapped and taken to richer countries. This book helped me open my eyes that, that isn not the case. It made me more active in trying to help where I can, even if I have a language barrier.

The only thing that I wish they would change with this book is the name. Sure the people in the books are not adults, but I dont see them as children either. most are teenagers so maybe "Americas Youth" would have been better and more reflect it. but still the book is horrible and very informative and a book I really think people should read to get a deeper understanding about the subject and why some people end up where they do. This is a must read and I dont think anyone can read it and not feel anything afterwards.