Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Extensis Vitae (Extensis Vitae #1) - Gregory Mattix (book review)

So I thought of trying a new genre of book and got my hand on Extensis Vitae which surprised me but in a very good way.

Story
Michael Reznik is a soldier who wakes up in a mysterious underground bunker, with a technologically advanced body he doesn't recognize. The people around him have cast aside fighting and warfare. They haven't needed them--until now.

Reznik is charged with tracking down a band of ruthless killers and finding a kidnapped doctor. He finds himself honor-bound to do what is right for the people who brought him back from the dead. A peaceful people are depending on him to do what is right. Can he live up to their expectations, even when he finds out that his new body has an expiration date?

Extensis Vitae is a gritty, post-apocalyptic science fiction 

My Thoughts

I didnt have any high hopes for this book when I started reading it because I dont read much of this kinds of genre but I was very surprised of how quick I got caught in the story. I felt drawn in into the story and did want to know what was going on and about Reznik and his past.

This book held lot of surprises for me and I have found a new genre of book I enjoy reading. This is the first book of a series and I will read the rest of them as soon as I can becaus they are really good and I like how the story drives itself forward.

I found the book bloody and horrible due to things that happens in the book so I must say this is not a book for weak people because there is blood and death, more than I am used to and describe in a way I am not used to.

I can really recommend this book because I really enjoyed it and how it pulled me in. Its a strong first book and I hope the rest is as good and intruguing. I am greatful for reading this book and fining a new genre of books I enjoy reading.

Playing Without Rules - Rachelle Ayala

Another book from on of my favorite romance authors.

Story
Marcia Powers wants nothing to do with ballplayer Brock Carter, especially after she told him to go away and pursue his dreams. She has more than she can handle with an elderly father, a business to run, and a four-year-old daughter posing as her baby sister.

Brock Carter's back in town to rekindle his romance with Marcia, and this time, he's not letting her run him out of town. Marcia is unable to resist Brock, but determined to keep her secret.

Brock's already lost his heart to Marcia once. Will he lose every dream, including baseball, when he discovers the real reason Marcia sent him away?

My Thoughts
I really enjoyed reading this book even if the plt where kind of predictable but there where so much other things going on too and that there is a focus on about abuse. It made the book unique and it interesting to read. 

The character are very well developed and felt real and I enjoy getting to know them and reading about them. They fitted the story perfectly and helped carry the story!

This is a book for anyone who loves romance with a twist and baseball romance.

Deck the Hearts: A Christmas Creek Romance, #1 - Ayala, Rachelle (book review)

This is a book I got as an arc. Really lovely story but reading a christmas story in May is maybe not what people want but I didnt mind and LOVE it.

Story 
Holly Jolly lives for Christmas. It’s the only time of the year, as far as she’s concerned.

Gordon Gills doesn’t need a reason to hate the holiday season. He doesn’t see the point.

Gordon returns to the mansion he inherited and finds Holly making a mess with her Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, his great-aunt’s will stipulates that he must make merry every Christmas if he wants to keep his inheritance.

Holly is determined to infect the grouchy Gordon with every dose of Christmas cheer she can muster up and show him what Christmas is really about, while Gordon doesn’t believe Holly can be truly that cheerful. He’ll make the entire ordeal anything but jolly for the redheaded elf, if only he wasn’t so attracted to her.

Will Gordon prevail and turn Holly into a Grinch, or will a sprinkling of Christmas magic show Gordon that there’s no fighting love, especially when it's wrapped up in a gorgeous red-headed package of jolly holly?

My Thoughts
Fa la la la la

This book is a truly amazing read. IT has everything you want from an awesome christmas novella. The characters is very well developed and I enjoyed Holly and Gordon a lot. They are funny, clever, troubles and just so real. Christmas Creek is an amazing wonderous place and so really. I really loved this book.

This book makes you feel, makes yo laugh, cry and love. 

Fa la la la la

Andre (Rocked by the Bear, #1) - V. Vaughn (book review)

I have been a bad blogger and neglected this blog for a while due to work, work and some more work. But I will try to upload some reviews for books I have been reading starting of with this bear shifter story.

Story
When serious college student Nessa Harrison agrees to sing in her sister’s band she had no intention of getting involved with Andre, the impossibly tall, blond bass player that takes broody to a whole new level. But with the very first song they discover their voices are magic and Nessa falls hard when she find’s Andre’s touch is too. There’s only one problem - he’s not human. 

Andre Lindquist knew Nessa was his true mate the first night they met. Reintroduced to the human world after years in the wild his communication skills are rusty, fortunately, his music is not. When Nessa helps him write the song of their hearts, they must decide if their love is more than beautiful music. 

My Thoughts

This was a very short read and it was a pretty okay shifter book. I love shifter books and have read a lot of them and maybe that is why this book didnt pull me in as much as the other. It was pretty short and it felt like not a lot happened in the book. and then the end was very presictable.

I liked the book and the story but it wasnt WOW or special in any way! It wasnt memoriable and compared to other book like this, this one dont stand out.

I find the book readable and I will probably give the series a chance and read more of the book in the series.

Offbeat & Queen of My Heart by Nikki Lynn Barrett (DOUBLE RELEASE tour)

Thursday, 26 May 2016

The Howling Heart - April Bostic (book review)

I think I must applogize for how short some of my reviews are and have been latly and it is not because I find it boring to read or wright, its the opposit. it is more about time, and that I sometimes dont know what to say and how to express what I feel after finishing a book. That is the case about this one.

Story
Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.

Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv---wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.

Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.

My thoughts
I am surprised about this book and I must confess that I really enjoyed it. It has a ver good storyline with very good characters that draws you in as a reader. I read it in one sitting because the story is just really good.

It has parts that is typical for this kind of book and its i nothing bad about it because it helps a lot for new readers. I enjoy that there is a mix or mytheology in the book. I am grown up with it so it was really fun to see it in a book like this.

I can really recommend this book because it is just so great and well worth reading.

Books 1&2 of THE SILICON BEACH TRILOGY by Jill Blake (review/promo tour)

Friday, 20 May 2016

Our Crime Was Being Jewish: Hundreds of Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Stories (book review)

This is a review that is really hard to wright due to the subject of the book. I am trying not to sound insnsitive or offened anyone.

Buy links
Buy it as hardback here

Story
In the shouted words of a woman bound for Auschwitz to a man about to escape from a cattle car, “If you get out, maybe you can tell the story! Who else will tell it?”

Our Crime Was Being Jewish contains 576 vivid memories of 358 Holocaust survivors. These are the true, insider stories of victims, told in their own words. They include the experiences of teenagers who saw their parents and siblings sent to the gas chambers; of starving children beaten for trying to steal a morsel of food; of people who saw their friends commit suicide to save themselves from the daily agony they endured. The recollections are from the start of the war—the home invasions, the Gestapo busts, and the ghettos—as well as the daily hell of the concentration camps and what actually happened inside.

Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, and this hefty collection of stories told by its survivors is one of the most important books of our time. It was compiled by award-winning author Anthony S. Pitch, who worked with sources such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to get survivors’ stories compiled together and to supplement them with images from the war. These memories must be told and held onto so what happened is documented; so the lives of those who perished are not forgotten—so history does not repeat itself.

Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes aNew York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

My Thoughts
i must say that this is a very interesting book that describe the lifes during one of our darkest days. This book is stories from different people about the Holocaust and how it was to live during it, as a jew but also american soldiers in the end of the war who came to the camps and freed the people. I found this book educational and horrifying but it was worth reading it.

I enjoyed reading the book because it gave me another point of view and showed how hard it was and is for the survivers. It is hard to wright a review about something like this because saying you enjoyed it or liked it, sounds so wrong because the subject is horrifying and it is a shame that this has happened but it was good to see this point of view and see the lifes from survivers.


author spotlight for Rachel Jones

Vampire Girl (Vampire Girl, #1) - Karpov Kinrade (book review)

I like finding new and good series and this is a brand new series.

By Links
Get it as paperback here

Story
You think it's safe to walk alone at night. It's not.

You think the only threat is other humans. It's not.

Monsters are real. Demons are real. Vampires are real.

And I'm about to become one of them.

My name is Arianna Spero. I was an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life, until my mother lapsed into a coma. Now, I am her only hope. She made a deal with the devil, and on my 18th birthday he came to collect. But there's a way to save her. There's something the princes of hell want more than my mother.

Me.
So I signed my soul away and promised to pick a prince to marry. I would take the blood oath, become one of them, and give them an heir. I would become a princess of hell, and my mother would live.

I expected fire and brimstone. I expected pain and misery. I didn't expect beauty. I didn't expect magic.

I didn't expect love.

But the princes are keeping secrets from me.

Secrets that could shatter everything.

My thoughts
I am troubled with finding words when it comes to this book because it really kidnapped my mind.
The story is very complex and so well developed with amazing characters who helps to drive the story onward. I cant find a single thing about this book that i dont enjoy and it was really a pleasure to read it. It surprised me in a lot of ways because I had other thoughts about the book before starting it so it surprised me but did it in a good way. I am so amazed over this story and so in love with the characters, mostly Fen and Baron.

This book has so many twists which makes the story even more great. I first thought about getting it as an ebook but decided for paperback (due to malfunctional ereader) and it is nothing I regret. I am so happy I have the paperback and will cherish this book for a long time. I even preordered the second book in the series as paperback and are now waiting for the realse to find out what is going on in the story.

I am so inlove with the story. I dont have words enough to describe my feelings torwards the book becasue it is really awesome and people around me thinks I talk to much about it and how amazing the story is! If you want a book with an amazing story who is very different from all other books you can imagine with the same consept. This is one of the best books I have read in a very long time.


CRAVE by Victoria Danann

THE LAST DROP by Andrea Perno (Release Blitz)

PRAISE HER, PRAISE DIANA by Anne Rothman-Hicks & Ken Hicks (Review/Promo Tour)

Monday, 16 May 2016

The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials #3) - Philip Pullman (book review)

So a feww weeks ago I finally finished the series "His dark material"

Story
Lyra and Will, the two ordinary children whose extraordinary adventures began in The Golden Compass and continued in The Subtle Knife, are in unspeakable danger. With help from the armored bear Iorek Byrnison and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone. All the while, Dr. Mary Malone builds a maagnificent amber spyglass. An assassin hunts her down. And Lord Asriel, with troops of shining angels, fights his mighty rebellion, a battle of strange allies—and shocking sacrifices.

As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living—and the dead—finally comes to depend on two children and the simple truth of one simple story. The Amber Spyglass reveals that story, bringing Philip Pullman's His Dar Materials to an astonishing conclusion.

My thoughts
I have read the first book in this series a few times and love but it feels like Philip Pullman couldnt contoniue the writing because I found that the second book was boring and this third one, was better but still not as I wanted it too and it didnt capture me as I had hopes it would do.

This is not a bad book but things just happenes in a weird way and it feels like the story is dragging on and not much is going on even if a lot of things is going on. As a reader, you get to follow a lot of the more boring parts and not some of the more interesting once and the end just destroyed the whole book for me. I dont hate the book but I dont love the book and it feel like this book dont have an end. There are some parts that shows the future but there is so much missing.

I think this series is readable but its only the first book that really has any good value because after that it just gets a bit boring and unsteady. I wish the book had more to give then what it has.

Spring Fling Kitty (Have A Hart, #3) - Rachelle Ayala (Book Review)

I got to beta read this awesome book and I thought I would wright a review about it.

Story
At twenty-nine, Connor Hart, is one of the youngest fire chiefs in the country, and he takes his responsibilities seriously with no time for love and relationships. When his ex-girlfriend, Dr. Elaine Woo, bids on him at a bachelor auction and throws in a Dalmatian puppy, he is puzzled and cautious of her motives.

Nadine Woo is always down on her luck. The cast-off half-sister of Dr. Elaine, she’s never measured up, according to her strict and distant father. When Nadine and her mother are about to be evicted from their apartment, she gets an interesting offer from Dr. Elaine Woo. Seems she’s in need of a little bit of help concerning her relationship with Fire Chief Connor Hart.

As soon as Nadine meets Connor, she knows she’s in for a rough ride. Connor is the fireman who rescued her and her little gray kitty, and she’s never forgotten how safe she felt in his arms.

Can a spunky little kitty show Connor and Nadine that doing the right thing is sometimes wrong, especially when it comes to love?

My thoughts
This is a really sweet and interesting book with a really good storyline. you get straight into the book and the start is really cute. i love how this book is written and how fast it capture the reader and binds it to the story.

this is a very well written book that I couldnt put down when I started reading it. I found it perfect in so many ways,. The story has so many different levells but it is still pretty easy to follow the story. I really enjoyed reading the book and really recommend it to other people.

CALIFORNIA DREAMERS SERIES by Dakota Madison (promo version of the review tour)

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Knowing Vera (Chance for Love, #3) - Rachelle Ayala (book review)

I have been ery AFK for a while mostly because I dont feel 100% and because it is spring with lovely weather so I spend a lot of time at work or outside with the dog! but I have a few reviews to put up and this is the first one.

Story
Vera's dating Zach, casually, not committed, when she discovers her long-departed father is the killer of Zach's mother many years ago.

Meanwhile, Zach reevaluates his life after losing his leg in a tragic accident and realizes he's falling in love with Vera.

Can their timing be so wrong? Vera knows the relationship is doomed, but she cannot resist the tugging of her heart and Zach's panty-melting grin.

Caught in a web of family secrets and hidden agendas, Vera and Zach must depend on each other for survival. A dangerous killer is on the loose, and Vera must find the truth, wherever it leads, even if it destroys her chance for love forever.

Knowing Vera is a suspenseful, cross-cultural romance mixing an unsolved murder, adventure, and hot, steamy love scenes

My Thoughts
I love mysteriy book that is mixed with romance and that is really what this book is. it is a very well written story and it takes place in one of my favorite countries Australia. I love how it is written and how well the story follows Australia even if maybe a few places is made up but it still had an authentic feeling to it.

The story is so well written and this book is a realy page turner. its hard to stio reading even if I gad to but I was thinking about the book and feeling with the book when I was reading and when I wasnt reading. This book is one really awesome book and I cant put words into how much I love it.