Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Teaser Tuesday (#69)


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB @ A Daily Rhythm.
Wanna play along? Grab your current read, open to a random page and share two sentences from somewhere on that page, being careful NOT to include spoilers (you don't wanna ruin the book for others!). Also, remember to include title & author as well so, if readers like your teaser, they can add the book to their TBR lists!

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This week's teaser: OPENING UP by Lauren Dane

Dark brown eyes—and she bet that when he had his hair down it slanted over them so he'd look hot and mysterious all at once—took her in.
His gaze locked with hers and a smile marked a mouth so carnal she probably would have to light a candle in penance for her very naughty thoughts.

~Page 4

What do you think?
Leave a comment with a link to your TT so I can stop by and be teased by them all! ;)

Friday, February 05, 2016

Celebrate the Love with a giveaway!

Who fancies the chance to win some pretty goodies right in time for Valentine's Day?

Yesterday, me and Fran launched a giveaway on our blog that I wanted to bring to your attention, especially since there's a book involved . . . ;)

We're giving away a paperback of Sweet Deception by Tara Bond + a lovely heart-shaped plaque! Look at the picture here on the left, aren't they a cool bundle? And to make things even cooler, we made the giveaway International!

To enter, just click on the image, and don't forget to spread the word with your fellow book lovers friends :)

Note on the book: It's a NA Contemporary Romance, I read the first instalment a while ago (check my review), but can tell you those stories work as stand-alone also. I personally look forward to reading this one!

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (#15)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine
in which we have the opportunity to spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

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This week's pick: THE SHADOW QUEEN by C.J. Redwine
Expected publication: February 16th, 2016 by Balzer + Bray

Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.

What do you think? And what are you waiting for?
Leave a comment with a link to your WoW so I can stop by and get excited, too! ;)

Monday, February 01, 2016

"First Touch" by Laurelin Paige



FIRST TOUCH BY LAURELIN PAIGE

SERIES: First and Last #2
PUBLISHER: Sphere
GENRE: Erotic Romantic Suspense
SOURCE: Review copy received from the publisher

SUMMARY
When Emily Wayborn receives an answerphone message from her former best friend Amber, she knows something is seriously wrong. Emily hasn't spoken to Amber for years, and when Amber uses a safe word in her message that Emily recognises—a word they always used to get out of sticky situations during their wild partying days—she knows Amber needs her help. But when Emily tries to find her, she discovers that Amber is missing. Determined to track her down, Emily follows a chain of clues that lead her to enigmatic billionaire Reeve Sallis. Renowned for his shady dealings and playboy reputation, Emily is convinced that Reeve knows something about Amber's disappearance. To discover the truth, Emily sets out to seduce him. But when she's forced to decide where her loyalty lies, how will Emily choose between saving Amber and saving her heart?

MY REVIEW

The blurb of this book got me so intrigued that I said yes as soon as the publisher contacted me asking for a review. It's a genre I know well and one I always end up enjoying, so when I started the read I was confident enough about the kind of story I was getting into and yet, it proved to have something different to offer...

Everything starts quite dark, and then it gets darker until the point that you can't understand if it's Emily the one having a problem or you. The more you read, the more you find that there's a lot to process, and not just for the characters. Sometimes the reader may find a few events disturbing, but they are all part of a story that is waiting for you to put the pieces together and have the whole picture revealed. Now, can you? Challenging and seductive from beginning to end, "First Touch" surprised me and so did the mysterious Reeve...

Sinful, powerful and compelling. I loved it in ways I wouldn't have imagined. And, let's face it, the cliffhanger at the end totally made me beg for the next instalment!

RATING: 4/5
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"First Touch" by Laurelin Paige is published on 11th February 2016 by Sphere in paperback original.

This review was part of the Official UK Blog Tour organized by Sphere.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

My first adult colouring book

Before the holidays kicked in, I posted about a couple of pretty adult colouring books I received to review for my lifestyle blog, A Thing for Life. You guys seemed to be really interested in them, some of you were already into this all amazing hobby that now kinda sucked me in, too. Also, a few of you asked me to let them know when my pictures would be up, so . . . I think you get the real meaning of this post, huh? ;)

Without further ado, here's the link to my review for Secret Garden Artist's Edition by Johanna Basford! Enjoy the illustrations and please, do let me know what you think, I really appreciate your comments.

Then, if while there you fancy to follow the blog, I'm going to be an even happier artist/blogger :)
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