Dienstag, 21. November 2017

Cover Reveal: Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry

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Behind the Bars, the first standalone in the all-new Music Street Series from Brittainy C. Cherry is coming December 7th!

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Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry

Release Date: December 7th, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Kandi Steiner

Photographer: Perrywinkle Photographer

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.
I was the awkward musician, and she was the high school queen.
The only things we had in common were our music and our loneliness.
Something in her eyes told me her smile wasn’t always the truth.
Something in her voice gave me a hope I always wished to find.
And in a flash, she was gone.
Years later, she was standing in front of me on a street in New Orleans.
She was different, but so was I. Life made us colder. Harder. Isolated.
Caged.
Even though we were different, the broken pieces of me recognized the sadness in her.
Now she was back, and I wouldn’t make the mistake of letting her go again.
When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.
When we met again, she was the darkest storm.

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Freitag, 10. November 2017

Cover Reveal: Miss Mechanic by Emma Hart



 Two mechanics. One rivalry. She’ll prove she’s as good as she says she is. He’ll prove her place isn’t under the hood. It’s over it.   “Don’t let the bastards get you down.” For twenty-six years, I lived by my daddy’s motto. Which is why “Mechanic Wanted” is all it takes for me to apply for the job at the garage we once owned. And I meet the biggest bastard of them all. Dexter Ryne. Hotter than Hell in July and a firm believer that my place is on reception, taking phone calls and looking pretty. Not getting dirty under the hood of a car. Determined to prove each other wrong, we make a deal. I have three weeks to prove my worth as a mechanic. If I don’t, I’m on telephone duty. If I do, he’ll accept defeat and make my job permanent. Now, all I have to do is fight my attraction to the cocky little… beep. Problem is, an engine isn’t the only thing he knows how to make purr… 

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By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books. Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love. She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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Donnerstag, 9. November 2017

Rezension: "The Outpost" by Devney Perry

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Trapped in his tiny mountain cabin, she didn't expect to fall for his big heart.

Exposing a prominent criminal family with an investigative news report didn’t exactly work out the way Sabrina had hoped. Instead of basking in the glory of her article’s success, she’s on the run from a powerful man who wants her dead. To stay safe, she’s forced to trade one bad situation for another. Stuck in the Montana wilderness, she’s secluded from anything resembling civilization or the modern-day world. The only good thing about her situation is the gorgeous mountain man assigned to protect her. Too bad he isn’t the slightest bit interested in a city girl like her.

Beau likes his life quiet and simple. Give him a peaceful day hiking in the woods with his dog, and he’s a happy man. He has no use for large crowds, noisy cities or dramatic women. So when a hotshot reporter rolls into town, dragging her big-time problems with her, he should have run for the hills. Instead, he volunteered to keep her safe. Bringing her into his world won’t be easy, but if he can convince her that Montana isn’t as terrifying as she believes, they might just be the perfect match.

Meine Einschätzung:
Seit im Frühjahr diese Autorin entdeckt habe fiebere ich jeder ihrer Neuerscheinungen entgegen. Doch ich muss auch sagen, dass mich Bd. 3 zuletzt nicht wirklich vom Hocker gerissen hat, da ich einfach nicht warm mit der Protagonistin wurde und immer dachte, dass Silas eine viel besserer Partnerin finden könnte, wenn er denn wollte.
Nevertheless, hier geht es ja um Bd. 4 - The Outpost, die die Geschichte von Beau und Sabrina erzählt und ich muss sagen hier hat mich die Autorin wirklich überrascht.
Denn schon Anfang an hatte dieses Buch eine ganz andere Atmosphäre als die Vorgänger und auch das Feeling war ein völlig anderes.
Der Schreibstil war wieder fesselnd und wunderbar leicht und flüssig zu lesen. Sie brachte die Isolation von Sabrina sehr gut rüber und auch die sich langsam entwicjelnde Beziehung zwischen den beiden Protagonisten. Einmal angefangen kam ich einfach nicht los von Beau und Sabrina. Ich fieberte dem Ende entgegen und war überrascht, denn mit diesem Twist hätte ich nie im Leben gerechnet.

Die Handlung selbst war detailiert und fesselnd geschrieben. Man wollte einfach wissen wie sich alles zwischen den Beiden entwickelt und ob sich die Bösewichte noch mucksen, wobei ich das Kleinstadtfeeling hier etwas vermisst habe, dass man in den vorangegangenen Büchern erleben durfte.

Die Charaktere waren mir wieder wie in allen Büchern (mit Ausnahme von Felicity in Bd. 3) wieder sehr sympathisch und ich habe mit Sabrina und Beau mitgefühlt, denn es schien wirklich unmöglich für die Beiden einen gemeinsamen Nenner zu finden. Wobei beide bereit waren und am liebsten hätte man ihnen eine Ohrfeige verpasst.

Alles in Allem ein starker 4. Teil der Jamison Valley Reihe und ich kann es jetzt schon kaum erwarten den finalen Band der Reihe in Händen zu halten.

Mein Fazit:
5 Sterne - für einen soliden 4. Teil und eine klare Leseempfehlung!

Dienstag, 7. November 2017

Release Day launch: "The Outpost" by Devney Perry



The Outpost by Devney Perry is out now! Check out the release day festivities and be the first to read this sexy new romance from Devney—grab your copy today!

Title: The Outpost
Author: Devney Perry
Genre: Contemporary Romance
About The Outpost:

Trapped in his tiny mountain cabin, she didn't expect to fall for his big heart.

Exposing a prominent criminal family with an investigative news report didn’t exactly work out the way Sabrina had hoped. Instead of basking in the glory of her article’s success, she’s on the run from a powerful man who wants her dead. To stay safe, she’s forced to trade one bad situation for another. Stuck in the Montana wilderness, she’s secluded from anything resembling civilization or the modern-day world. The only good thing about her situation is the gorgeous mountain man assigned to protect her. Too bad he isn’t the slightest bit interested in a city girl like her.

Beau likes his life quiet and simple. Give him a peaceful day hiking in the woods with his dog, and he’s a happy man. He has no use for large crowds, noisy cities or dramatic women. So when a hotshot reporter rolls into town, dragging her big-time problems with her, he should have run for the hills. Instead, he volunteered to keep her safe. Bringing her into his world won’t be easy, but if he can convince her that Montana isn’t as terrifying as she believes, they might just be the perfect match.


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“Bryce,” the producer called from behind the row of cameras. “We’re all set.”

“Thanks.” She waved over the hair and makeup team. My blond hair got fluffed and placed while her skin was dusted and blushed. With both of our lips recolored, we settled in for the interview. The cameraman gave us his countdown and then Bryce did her introduction before turning to me.

“You’ve had quite the year, Sabrina. Just a little over one year ago, you wrote an article for The Seattle Times that shut down the biggest gun-smuggling operation on the upper West Coast. Then you disappeared for six months, only to reemerge as a best-selling romance novelist. You’ve just won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting and I’ve heard that there are talks of making your book into a blockbuster. How does it feel to have reached such success in your career?”

“Thank you. It’s been wonderful, albeit very busy.” I smiled and glanced at my lap to hide the flash of pain that crashed through my heart. Nothing about my successes gave me joy. Talking about my accomplishments just reminded me of how much I had lost.

“You’ve made some major achievements since you came back to Seattle,” Bryce said. “Most journalists, including this one, would kill to be in your position. How does it feel?”

I gave her my rehearsed answer. “It’s been incredible. Surreal, really. I’m still in shock at how much has happened over the last year.”

“I can imagine.” She flipped to a new note card. “Let’s talk more about the article.”

My cheerful face belied my true feelings. I was miserable on this television set. I was exhausted from talking about that damn article. I was done having people fuss over its success.

Everyone thought it was the article that had changed my life.

It wasn’t.

It had been the six months I’d spent in Montana.

It had been the six months I’d spent with him.

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Donnerstag, 2. November 2017

Love on the edge of time by Julie Richman

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Love on the Edge of Time, an all-new stand-alone story about a love too great to be bound by time, from Julie A. Richman is coming November 13th!

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Love on the Edge of Time by Julie A. Richman

Publishing Date: November 13th, 2017

He likes whiskey and wild women
She likes Ben & Jerry’s
He’s about to get kicked out of his own band
She ate her way off the Miss America pageant circuit
What could these two possibly have in common?
A psychiatrist
A lot of unresolved issues
A whole bunch of shared lifetimes
And a love that is never-ending
As bad boy rocker, Jesse Winslow, and former pageant queen, Kylie Martin, each fight the demons screwing up their lives, the one person who holds the key to healing their ills and reuniting two souls that have searched for one another, lifetime after lifetime, is the only one who knows the whole truth.
And keeping that truth from them may just be in preeminent psychiatrist Dr. Claire Stoddard’s best interests.
Claire has committed the ultimate sin in the medical world. She’s fallen for the one man she’s forbidden to love.
Her patient, Jesse Winslow.
And she’s not about to lose him to Kylie Martin... Again.

Excerpt:

I’m at a table in the back-right corner, he texted. In a cab a few blocks away. See you in 5. Kylie was running a few minutes late, not rudely late, just fashionably late. She had pulled nearly everything she owned out of her closet, trying to find something that was flattering, yet rock-star cool and ‘Yeah, I know his ex is a top model’. ‘So What’ chic was the look she was trying to pull off. It wasn’t easy. With the recent weight loss, she was between sizes. Her big girl clothes, as she was now referring to them, looked like misshapen potato sacks on her and her pageant days’ wardrobe were nowhere near an option yet, and might not ever be. She made the decision. It’s New York, seriously, just pick something black. And so black it was. Black legging jeans, black high boots, a thin, black, cashmere V-neck sweater, all topped with a black leather jacket. Twisting her hair, she clipped it up, then pulled a few strands out to frame her face and a few at the base of her neckline. It was messy and sexy. Standing in front of the mirror, she wondered for whom she was dressing. Jesse? Well, yeah, you don’t want to be seen with a rock star looking like a beast on parade. The paparazzi? Same logic applied as for Jesse. The skinny model ex-girlfriend? Well, not really for her, but for everyone who would make a comparison. For herself? C’mon, he’s Jesse Fucking Winslow. Get real. As she made her way to the back of the darkened restaurant, Kylie could feel her spine straighten, shoulders fall back, chin up. The only thing missing was the sash as she gracefully floated past tables, the male occupants covertly attempting to sneak an appreciative look without alerting their female companions. I’ve still got it. And her confidence soared as she sat down in the chair next to one of the sexiest, most recognizable men on the planet, and he had watched every man in the restaurant check her out. “You look gorgeous, Toots.” “Thank you.” It was still surreal that she was sitting here with her new buddy. “I’m going to have to fight half the guys in the restaurant off you.” Laughing, “I doubt that.” Kylie rolled her eyes.

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jarheadshot.jpgI must've been 5 or 6 when I started writing "stories". I would write them and hide them. Not wanting anyone to see my "secret" thoughts. I needed to write - even back then. Now I'm just not hiding them anymore. Is that a sign of maturity? Nah... Writer, photographer, insatiable wanderluster, edge-player, foodie, music addict, pop culture fanatic, animal lover, warrior for the rights of people and planet, and avid cusser (am a Native New Yorker, so very little offends me...and if I am offended, it must be pretty freaking bad..like bad grammar!) I am a big believer in signs and if we keep ourselves open, there are guideposts all along the way. Stay humble. Be true. Be you. Life is not a dress rehearsal...




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Donnerstag, 26. Oktober 2017

Pre-Order Blitz for "The Outpost" by Devney Perry

  

 

The Outpost by Devney Perry is coming soon! Be the first to read this sexy new romance from Devney--pre-order your copy today!

 

 

Title: The Outpost

 

Author: Devney Perry

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

Release Day: November 7th

 

 

About The Outpost:

  Trapped in his tiny mountain cabin, she didn't expect to fall for his big heart.         Exposing a prominent criminal family with an investigative news report didn’t exactly work out the way Sabrina had hoped. Instead of basking in the glory of her article’s success, she’s on the run from a powerful man who wants her dead. To stay safe, she’s forced to trade one bad situation for another. Stuck in the Montana wilderness, she’s secluded from anything resembling civilization or the modern-day world. The only good thing about her situation is the gorgeous mountain man assigned to protect her. Too bad he isn’t the slightest bit interested in a city girl like her.         Beau likes his life quiet and simple. Give him a peaceful day hiking in the woods with his dog, and he’s a happy man. He has no use for large crowds, noisy cities or dramatic women. So when a hotshot reporter rolls into town, dragging her big-time problems with her, he should have run for the hills. Instead, he volunteered to keep her safe. Bringing her into his world won’t be easy, but if he can convince her that Montana isn’t as terrifying as she believes, they might just be the perfect match. 


   

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      Devney lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories.      

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Donnerstag, 31. August 2017

Blogtour: "Hate to love you" by Tijan - My Review



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Hate to Love You, an all-new standalone from New York Times Bestseller Tijan is available NOW!

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Hate to Love You by Tijan 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: August 28th

Rule #1: No hot guys.
It might sound ridiculous. I get it. It kind of is, but college was supposed to be my sanctuary. It was my place to start over. The rumors, the whispers, and the jealousy I endured through high school would all be gone.
No one would know me at college.
Rule #2: No drama.
I’d major in pre-law. I’d make a few loyal friends. Everything would be easy breezy. No one was going to use me or hurt me. I wouldn’t let them.
Rule #3: New year. New place. New me.
Right?
Wrong.
And all because of Shay Coleman.
Football captain and quarterback, he was the big guy on campus. The cocky guy in my political science class with a smirk. I hated him on sight . . .
. . . and he was about to break all my rules.

Excerpt:

I was almost grinning from delight as I shoved open the back door. If I hit him, hey, all was fair in the war we were fighting of who could piss each other off the best. It didn’t. He was leaning against the wall, the back of his head resting on the brick, and he looked over to smirk at me. “I want to see your room.” I thrust my hand out. “I’ll take those notes.” That smirk just widened. He patted his bag and pushed off from the wall. “They’re in my email. I need to get on a computer.” He patted my arm and moved past me, heading inside. “I can use yours.” “Hey!” I followed him in. He was looking up the stairs. “Sabrina said you were on the fourth floor. You saw my place. I want to see yours. It’s only fair.” He wasn’t waiting for my go-ahead. He was already up and rounding second floor to third. He’d be at my floor before I could get there. “Stop! I am not okay with this.” He was at the third-floor door. He glanced down with that same goddamn smirk. “Better tell me which room or I’m going to hang out in the hallway.” “Why are you always smirking? Is it permanently attached to your face?” “What room, Clarke?” He was at my hallway door. Fucking hell. I gritted my teeth. “Wait. Just wait. My door automatically locks.” He’d opened the door but let it shut. Waiting as I covered the last set of stairs, I refused to let him see me panting. I stood there, purposely holding my breath until he narrowed his eyes and cocked his head to the side. “Breathe, Clarke. You’re going to pass out.” I almost burped out the small pocket of air I’d been holding. “I hate you so much.” “Yeah, yeah.” He waved that off. “We get it. Eternal damnation in hell, the whole shebang. Whatever.” He nodded to the door. “Stop stalling. I want to see your room.” I was picturing pitchforks and fire. Maybe that was the burning smell he mentioned. It was hell, and all the fire in there. I yanked the door, glaring as I did. “Was this Sabrina’s idea?” “Nope. All mine.” He was right behind me. I could feel his breathing. “She refused to tell me your room number, said I had to call.” My eyes widened at the thought of him coming up by himself, strolling down the hallway, and then knocking on my door. Good Lordy gracious. Too many would’ve seen him at my door. I would’ve been the talk of the dorm. I shuddered, unlocked, and entered my room.

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Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores. To find what to read next of hers, go to www.tijansbooks.com WALL STREET JOURNAL, NEW YORK TIMES, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

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Inhaltsangabe: Sie oben!

Meine Einschätzung: 
In den vergangenen Jahren habe ich schon so einige Romane aus der Feder von Tijan gelesen und zunächst war ich skeptisch was ihr neuestes Werk betrifft. Ich gebe zu, dass ich einige Bedenkne hatte, dass wir eine etwas abgewandelte Version von Fallen Crest bekommen würden.
Doch ich kann euch beruhigen, denn ich wurde positiv überrascht.
Der Schreibstil war wieder gewohnt flüssig und angenehm zu lesen, wenn auch die Atmosphäre hier im meinen Augen deutlich düsterer und schwerer zu sein schien als bei allem was ich bisher von ihr gelesen habe.

Die Handlung ist interessant, wenn ich auch nicht wirklich von Hassgefühlen zwischen Kennedy und Shay sprechen würde, es war eher Antipathie als Hass. Und obwohl es zwischendurch droht etwas langatmig zu werden so wurde es mit einigen spannenden Stellen heraus gerissen und ich konnte das Buch gar nicht aus der Hand legen. 
Natürlich gab es auch ein paar Aspekte, die nach Scheme F abliefen, so gab es doch auch die Momente, die ich nicht erahnen oder so in der Art erwarten hatte. 

Die Charaktere waren sympathisch, aber meiner Meinung fehlte es ihnen gelegentlich an Tiefe, denn ich hatte nach Beenden des Buches weiterhin das Gefühl die Protagonisten nicht zu kennen.

Alles in allem ein überraschendes Gesamtpaket bei dem ich hoffe, dass der ein oder andere Charakter noch seine eigene Geschichte erzählen darf.

Mein Fazit: 4 Sterne - Für Tijan Fans ein Muss und für andere ein Leseempfehlung. 

Mittwoch, 16. August 2017

Blogtour: "The Lucky Heart" by Devney Perry - Review


THE LUCKY HEART BY DEVNEY PERRY


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Life on his ranch could be their future. If they can overcome their past.
Felicity’s life story reads like the script to a bad soap opera. Girl’s high-school boyfriend becomes a drug addict. Girl falls for boyfriend’s best friend. Girl leaves them both behind only to return home years later for murdered ex-boyfriend’s funeral. Now she’s back home in Montana, ready to start fresh. She’s got a long list of amends to make and relationships to rebuild, including one with the man who has owned her heart for sixteen years.

Silas doesn’t need much. He’s got a great horse, close friends and the Lucky Heart ranch, but something has always been missing. He’s not an idiot. He knows the missing piece is Felicity. And now that she’s returned to Prescott, he’s got a second chance to win her heart. This time, the only thing standing in his way is history. Drudging up the past is going to be about as painful as playing tug of war with barbed wire. But if they can heal old wounds, he’ll get the girl he should have had all along.

Meine Einschätzung: Wie aus dem Nichts tauchte plötzlich Devney Perry mit ihrem Debütroman "The Coppersmith Farmhouse" auf und ist geblieben.
Jetzt nach dem dritten Buch hat sie sich inzwischen nicht nur in mein Herz geschlichen, sondern auch in das vieler anderer auch. 


Doch zurück zum Buch ... "The Lucky Heart" ist Bd. 3 ihrer Jamison Valley Reihe und obwohl man es als Standalone lesen könnte, so empfehle ich, doch dass man die Reihe ab Bd. 1 verfolgt, da viele Ereignisse aus Bd. 1 und 2 angesprochen werden und man so einen besseren Durchblick hat. Vor allem lernt man so die Charaktere aus den anderen Büchern besser kennen.

Devney Perrys Schreibstil ist sehr angenehm und leicht zu lesen. Ist man einmal in die Story eingetaucht, so kommt man nicht mehr davon los. Sie webt eine wunderschöne Geschichte und dies ohne all zu schnulzig zu werden.
Klar, eigentlich ahnt man schon wie die Geschichte bzw Handlung ablaufen wird, aber man kann es dennoch nicht aus der Hand legen, da man sich fragt, wie Lis und Silas ihre Vergangenheit hinter sich lassen und eine gemeinsame Zukunft haben werden.

Ihre Charaktere beschreibt sie sehr authentisch und mit viel Liebe, so dass man sie selbst in sein Herz schließt und sie nicht mehr los lassen möchte.
In den vergangenen beiden Büchern (The Coppersmith Farmhouse und The Clover Chapel) wurde ich fast sofort warm mit allen Charakteren, doch diesmal und das gebe ich zu hatte ich meine Schwierigkeiten mit Felicity, der weiblichen Hauptprotagonistin in diesem dritten Teil. Keine Ahnung warum, aber wir konnten einfach keinen Draht zu einander finden. Bei Silas hingegen wurden mir regelrecht die Beine weich, denn nicht nur war er ein Romantiker und Alphatyp, wie er im Buche steht - nein, er ist auch ein Softie ;)

Insgesamt betrachtet war "The Lucky Heart" ein würdiger Nachfolger für seine beiden Vorgänger und ich bin schon jetzt gespannt, wie es in den weiteren Büchern (zwei weitere sind bereits angekündigt) ergehen wird und ob sie die große Liebe finden werden.

Mein Fazit: 4 Sterne - und eine Reihe, die mich mit jedem Band mehr fesselt. 


Dienstag, 15. August 2017

Release Day for "The Lucky Heart" by Devney Perry



Today we have the release day blitz for The Lucky Heart by Devney Perry! Be sure to grab your copy now!

Title: The Lucky Heart

Author: Devney Perry

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About The Lucky Heart: Life on his ranch could be their future. If they can overcome their past.

Felicity’s life story reads like the script to a bad soap opera. Girl’s high-school boyfriend becomes a drug addict. Girl falls for boyfriend’s best friend. Girl leaves them both behind only to return home years later for murdered ex-boyfriend’s funeral. Now she’s back home in Montana, ready to start fresh. She’s got a long list of amends to make and relationships to rebuild, including one with the man who has owned her heart for sixteen years. Silas doesn’t need much. He’s got a great horse, close friends and the Lucky Heart ranch, but something has always been missing. He’s not an idiot. He knows the missing piece is Felicity. And now that she’s returned to Prescott, he’s got a second chance to win her heart. This time, the only thing standing in his way is history. Drudging up the past is going to be about as painful as playing tug of war with barbed wire. But if they can heal old wounds, he’ll get the girl he should have had all along.

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What a fucking horrible day. Wes’s funeral had been about as much fun as shoveling horse shit. I’d gone home to the ranch afterward and gotten straight to work, hoping it would distract me, but after three hours, I knew nothing was going to take my mind off Felicity. Fourteen years. I hadn’t seen her in fourteen years, and today was the day she’d come back to Prescott. For Wes. She’d stayed away from her family, from me, for fourteen years, but she’d come back for Wes? That stung. Then on top of it all, she’d acted like an ice queen. It made the fact that she was still the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen even harder to stomach. I just couldn’t believe the harsh and rude woman at Wes’s funeral had been my Felicity. So here I was, standing outside her hotel room door in the freezing cold, needing to see for myself if she had really changed that much. Because if she had, then maybe I could finally let her go. I raised my fist and banged on the door, taking out some of my frustration on its wooden face. “Coming,” Felicity called. She must not have checked the peephole because when she opened the door, she sucked in a sharp breath. Fuck. Why did she have to be so beautifully sad? All I wanted was to pull her into my arms. Her eyes had been covered at the funeral, hidden behind huge black sunglasses, but now I saw they were red and puffy. She’d cried for losing Wes. Had she ever cried that much over me? Without a word, she stepped back and swung an arm out for me to come in. I stepped inside and crossed the room but didn’t sit. “How are you?” she asked after closing the door. “Fine. You?” She shrugged. “I’ve had better days.” “So since you’re in a bad place, it gives you the right to treat people like shit?” The words flew out of my mouth without thought and I regretted them the second she winced. She took a calming breath. “I know I didn’t handle myself the right way at the funeral. I’m sorry for being rude to you and I’ll be apologizing to my family on Christmas.” I scoffed. “Did you apologize to your mom and brother for not visiting for fourteen fucking years?” She winced again. Fuck. What was wrong with me? I had always tried to keep a hold on my temper where Felicity was concerned but again I was blurting out attacks. This time, she didn’t keep that calm composure. Her spine stiffened and her lip curled. “That’s none of your business,” she snapped. “I apologize for being rude to you at the funeral, but if all you’re here to do is yell at me, get out.” I closed the gap between us, standing right in her space and glaring down at her. Most people, men and women, would have cowered. I usually intimidated people with this glare, but not Felicity. Time hadn’t dulled her feisty spirit in the slightest. She didn’t move an inch, just glared right back. “You’d like that,” I sneered, “wouldn’t you?” “Like what?” she asked through gritted teeth. “For me to leave so you can go back to pretending that avoiding this place and the people here wasn’t totally fucking selfish.” I was being a complete and total asshole. I knew it, I just couldn’t stop. All the pain I’d buried for years had bubbled up to the surface and was spewing out of my mouth. Felicity’s eyes welled but she didn’t lose her edge. “What else? Obviously, you came here to pick a fight. To hurt me back. So, keep going. If that’s what it will take to make you feel better, then please, keep going.” Another thing that hadn’t changed: she called me on my shit. My anger deflated and I shook my head. “It’s not making me feel better.” “Then what will?” Not fighting with her would make me feel better. Having her explain what had happened all those years ago would make me feel better. Hearing why she’d stayed away for so long would make me feel better. But I didn’t tell her any of that. Instead, I crushed my mouth to hers and hugged her tight so she couldn’t push me away. Not that she tried. Her arms wrapped around my waist and she fisted my shirt in her hands. I poured all of the pain and anger she had caused me into our kiss. She gave me all of her grief and heartache. Neither of us stopped until we were both exhausted from hot and angry sex. While she slept on my side, I stared at the ceiling, wishing tonight had gone a whole lot differently. I wished I weren’t still drawn to her. I wished that she had come back for me, not Wes. I wished that I weren’t such a damned fool, always waiting on the sidelines, ready to pick her up when he broke her heart. All tonight did was prove one thing. History really does repeat itself.  

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Devney lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories.  

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Dienstag, 25. Juli 2017

PreOrder Blitz for "The Lucky Heart" by Devney Perry

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Title: The Lucky Heart

Author: Devney Perry

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Day: August 15th

About The Lucky Heart:

Life on his ranch could be their future. If they can overcome their past.   Felicity’s life story reads like the script to a bad soap opera. Girl’s high-school boyfriend becomes a drug addict. Girl falls for boyfriend’s best friend. Girl leaves them both behind only to return home years later for murdered ex-boyfriend’s funeral. Now she’s back home in Montana, ready to start fresh. She’s got a long list of amends to make and relationships to rebuild, including one with the man who has owned her heart for sixteen years.   Silas doesn’t need much. He’s got a great horse, close friends and the Lucky Heart ranch, but something has always been missing. He’s not an idiot. He knows the missing piece is Felicity. And now that she’s returned to Prescott, he’s got a second chance to win her heart. This time, the only thing standing in his way is history. Drudging up the past is going to be about as painful as playing tug of war with barbed wire. But if they can heal old wounds, he’ll get the girl he should have had all along.

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Donnerstag, 13. Juli 2017

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Hate to Love You, an all-new standalone from New York Times Bestseller Tijan is coming August 28th!

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Hate to Love You by Tijan Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: August 28th

Rule #1: No hot guys.
It might sound ridiculous. I get it. It kind of is, but college was supposed to be my sanctuary. It was my place to start over. The rumors, the whispers, and the jealousy I endured through high school would all be gone.
No one would know me at college.
Rule #2: No drama.
I’d major in pre-law. I’d make a few loyal friends. Everything would be easy breezy. No one was going to use me or hurt me. I wouldn’t let them.
Rule #3: New year. New place. New me.
Right?
Wrong.
And all because of Shay Coleman.
Football captain and quarterback, he was the big guy on campus. The cocky guy in my political science class with a smirk. I hated him on sight . . .
. . . and he was about to break all my rules.

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Rezension: "Once She dreamed" von Abbiy Glines

Inhaltsangabe: 
Jeder der je in Moulton, Alabama geboren und aufgewachsen ist hat die Kleinstadt nie verlassen. Doch Sammy Jo Knox will die Ausnahme von der Regel sein. Sie möchte nicht heiraten und en Kind nach dem anderen bekommen, sie möchte die Welt sehen  und ihr Leben leben.
Das ganze Postkartenbild mit Haus, weißem Zaun und den 1,.7 Kindern mag ja für die Leute in Moulton genug sein, aber nicht für sie ... 


Meine Einschätzung: 
Als ich vor einigen Monaten beim Stöbern bei Amazon auf diesen Zweiteiler aus der Feder von Abbi Glines gestoßen bin fand ich den Klappentext ziemlich interessant. Und da es so gut klang setzte ich es auf meine Wunschliste, die ich täglich nach gratis Büchern sortiere und wenig später war "OsD" gratis und ich zögerte nicht lange und klickte auf kaufen.
Doch es sollte noch Wochen dauern bis ich es lesen würde und dann gestern Abend war es dann soweit.

Und oh Gott was war ich enttäuscht.
Der Schreibstil ist durchaus angenehm und auch flüssig zu lesen. Doch der Schreibstil allein kann ein Buch nicht tragen, der Inhalt muss auch stimmen und dieser stimmte hier bei weitem nicht. Sicher, Sammy Jo will raus aus Moulton, doch die Art und Weise, wie sie dies bewerkstelligen will ist mehr als bedenklich.
Die Denkweise der Menschen in Moulton, Alabama war mir definitiv zu rückständig und auch sonst sah ich Denkfehler, die schon nicht mehr schön waren.
Wenn Sammy Jo raus will, warum hat sie sich dann nicht schulisch den Allerwertesten aufgerissen, sich für Stipendien beworben oder sonst was getan. Stattdessen will sie ein Cinderella Märchen, einen Ritter in glänzender Rüstung und ner Menge Kohle damit er mit ihr Reisen kann.
Irgendwie nicht unbedingt die emanzipierteste Einstellung.

Die Handlung selbst war am Anfang etwas langatmig und wurde gegen Ende interessanter, aber nicht so interessant, dass ich für 99 Seiten 99ct ausgeben möchte. Zu Mal die Bewertungen für Bd. 2 auch nicht gerade der Brüller sind. 


Mein Fazit:
3 Sterne - Potential war da, dass in meinen Augen leider nicht genutzt wurde. Ob ich Bd. 2 noch lese entscheide ich spontan.  

Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2017

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Release Date: June 1, 2017
Synopsis
Do you remember that moment? That one moment. The one when you changed. People might say it was this or that, but deep down you know. You know exactly what that moment was. Even if you're not ready to admit it to yourself. You know. I remember mine, it didn't just change me. It changed everything.
Everyone thought Mason Knight was the whirlwind that swept me away. But nothing compares to those two shots. Those two shots woke me up and made me see that when we fall, sometimes we need help to get back up.

Mittwoch, 10. Mai 2017

Buchgeflüster #11/2017

Hallo liebe Leser,

ein neues Jahr und neuer Lesestoff! Im vergangenen Jahr habe ich es ganz schön schleifen lassen bezüglich der Monatsrückblicke, dies will ich in diesem Jahr wieder aufnehmen und präsentiere euch auch schon den Rückblick auf meinen Lesemonate März und April

Wer meinen Blog schon in den vergangenen Jahren gelesen hat, der weiß was euch erwarten: ein Bericht über meine Neuzugänge des vergangenen Monats, meine Lesestatistik und vieles mehr - na seid ihr gespannt?

Ja, womit fange ich an: Die Neuzugänge, oder?
Ich will euch nichts vor machen, aber ich muss zugeben, dass ich fast schon dekadent war was die Neuzugänge angeht! Insgesamt sind 17 eBooks auf meinem Kindle und 2 Taschenbücher in mein Regal eingezogen - ne ganze Menge, ich weiß! Aaaaaber ein großer Teil von den Büchern waren gratis und sind auch schon wieder gelesen! 


Eigentlich wollte ich ja meinen SuB nicht signifikant erhöhen, aber bei manchen Büchern konnte ich einfach nicht widerstehen und ich hab ja sonst keine Laster, deswegen: Sch**** drauf! Her mit den Büchern: 

Doch nun zu meiner Statistik für März/2017

Gelesene Bücher: 27
angebrochene Bücher: 1
durchschnittl. gelesene Seiten/Buch: 304


durchschnittl. gelesene Seiten/Tag: 255
Insgesamt gelesene Seiten: 7893

LeseHighlight(s): 
-> "Archer´s Voice" by Mia Sheridan: Dieses Buch wurde inzwischen auf deutsch übersetzt und ich muss euch sagen es ist einfach zu gut! Emotional, hot und oh so romantisch. Ich konnte es nicht aus der Hand legen. Ne Rezension folgt. 

Überraschung des Monats:
-> Fall from Grace by Christine Zolendz: Dieses Buch entpuppte sich als etwas völlig anderes und doch konnte es mich mit dieser Überraschung überzeugen. Es war anders als erwartet, aber so gut!

Flop des Monats:
-> "Garden Of Goodbyes": Hier muss ich sagen, dass es mich richtig enttäuscht hat. Ich bin nicht per se gegen diese Art Ende, aber honestly? Musste das sein? Und ehrlich es ist mir im Nachhinein schade um das Geld ... 

gelesene Bücher seit 01/2017: 74
gelesene Seiten seit 01/2017: 21990

Das war also die Statistik für März 2017 und da ich es nicht schleifen lassen will geht es direkt weiter mit:

Statistik für April/2017

Gelesene Bücher: 20
angebrochene Bücher: keine
durchschnittl. gelesene Seiten/Buch: 344
durchschnittl. gelesene Seiten/Tag: 229
Insgesamt gelesene Seiten: 6873

LeseHighlight(s): 
-> "Blade Bound" von Chloe Neill: Der verdammt beste Band der Reihe. Hier stimmte einfach alles! Romantik, heiße Szenen und jede Menge Action. Ein würdiger Abschluss einer Reihe, die mit jedem Band besser wurde. 

Überraschung des Monats:
-> "Dirty" von Kylie Scott: Ich hatte in der Vergangenheit ein Buch der Stage Dive Reihe der Autorin gelesen und es war auch ganz nett, aber nicht mit Dirty zu vergleichen. Es gefiel mir um einiges besser und das obwohl ich mit nicht all zu hohen Erwartungen und Hoffnungen da ran gegangen bin. 

Flop des Monats:
-> gab keinen - GsD!

gelesene Bücher seit 01/2017: 94
gelesene Seiten seit 01/2017: 28863

Das waren also meine Statistiken für März und April 2017 - ganz schön stattlich bisher!

So dann lass ich euch nun wieder in Ruhe und widme mich der Blogarbeit, denn Rezensionen wollt ihr ja auch bald mal wieder lesen, oder?

In diesem Sinne: Ciao!
Lu

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