Book Haul #1 (Oktober 2014)

I saw this kind of post a while back at the blog of Sound Of A Voice and I was allowed to steal it, so thanks again 🙂

I won’t name the books I got for free or from NetGalley, only the once I actually spend money on.

Originally I wanted to put the cover and the blurb on this post, but that would have been to long. So if you like a cover, just click on it and you will forwarded to Goodreads.

And I decided to name tv shows, if I watched a bunch of episodes.

E-BOOKS:

Kiss of Frost von Jennifer Estep

Archangel’s Shadows von Nalini Singh

Immune von Shannon Mayer

 

Burn for me von Ilona Andrews

Deep in Death von Colleen Helme

Stone Cold Touch von Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

Paperbacks (all on discount):

Divine Misdemeanors von Laurell K. Hamilton

Auf den Schwinger der Nacht von Heather Terrell

London Road von Samantha Young

About a Girl von Lindsey Kelk


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Watched:

I watched all season that are available in Germany. So in total I watched season 1-6 or 95 episodes.

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Conclusion: I buy and read too much (and watch too much tv), but I publish not enough reviews. So next month I will post two reviews each week (I think…)

[Review] Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Be warned that I will use a lot of gifs – and when I say a lot I mean a lot

Blurb: Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.
But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…

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Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Series: Dark Elements #2
Date of Publication: October 28th 2014
Cliffhanger: YES! 😥
HEA/Happy End: Not even close

Rating: 5 Stars ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
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For more, click here

Teaser Tuesday #11

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly book event, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

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Today I finally got three books I’m about to read, so I thought I post a quote from each book. It will be a teaser for me too and  it will make choosing which to read first even more difficult.

 
All the women were dressed in a style Ashwini had termed “vamp couture”. Leisel’s dress was heavy aqua silk bordered with lace of the same shade, the lush fabric and simple style throwing the rich hue of her skin into sharp relief.
– Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh, Kindle-position 972, October 2014



“I don’t know if there’s a way to stop them from losing their souls and turning into wraiths. There could be more than the four we know of. Hundreds are … infected by it.”
– Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Kindle-position 1709, October 2014


 

Three cop cars, their sirens screaming, barreled down the opposite lane. Good. As far as I was concerned, Mad Rogan could deal with them and leave me the hell alone.
– Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews, Kindle-position 3898, October 2014

 

Share your teasers with me 🙂 Just leave a comment down below!

[Rezension] Singed von Kaylea Cross

Warnung: Dies ist der zweite Band der Titanium Security-Reihe. An sich lassen sich alle Bände als Einzelbänder lesen, allerdings ist die Story übergreifend, also müsst ihr selbst entscheiden, ob ihr weiterlesen wollt.

Blurb: Struggling to live with her decision to walk away from the only man she ever loved and watching helplessly while her brother succumbs to his battle with severe PTSD, NSA analyst Claire Tierney’s life is at an all time low. The final hit comes when she accesses classified information at work that might get her fired. Instead, she’s assigned to a joint taskforce charged with hunting down a Taliban assassin planning an attack on American soil, and finally has something productive to focus on. Until she meets the rest of the team and learns she’ll be working with the last person on earth she wants further contact with; her ex. She knows letting him go was the biggest mistake of her life, but just when she thinks things can’t get any worse, new intel points to the assassin’s intended target. Her.
As a former Special Forces Master Sergeant and second-in-command of his Titanium Security team, Gage Wallace can handle anything, except being forced to go through life without Claire. When she abruptly walked out on him six months ago, his whole world caved in. It’s clear she’s still determined to keep her distance, but when she’s named a possible target of the very cell they’re trying to dismantle, Gage will stop at nothing to ensure she’s safe. When tragedy destroys Claire’s defenses and the explosive desire between them ignites once more, this time he’s not letting her go. Too late they discover that the danger confronting them is far greater than anyone ever realized, and it’s a race against time to stop a terrorist from unleashing hell on them all.

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Genre:
Romantic-Suspense
Serie: Titanium Security #2
Erscheinungsdatum: 19. November 2011
Cliffhanger: Nein
HEA/Happy End: Ja

Bewertung: 3 Sterne ✶ ✶ ✶

review in english: here on goodreads
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In Ignited, dem ersten Band der Reihe, hatte Claire dem Titanium Security einen Gefallen getan und sich dadurch selbst auf die Zielliste der Bösen gesetzt. Daran schließt dieser Band jetzt an.

Singed gehört eigentlich zum Romantic-Suspense-Genre. Leider konnte ich das nicht wirklich festgestellen. Es gab ganze zwei “Action”-Szenen, einmal wurde ein Haus gesprengt und das andere Mal gab es eine sehr, sehr kleine Schießerei. Der Rest ist nur Gerede über die Gefahren, welche eigentlich aber nicht existent sind.

Die Romanze zwischen Gage und Claire fand ich ganz schön ausgebaut, allerdings hatte ich mitunter das Gefühl bestimmte Details der Vorgeschichte nicht zu wissen. Nicht nur was die Romanze der Beiden angeht, sondern auch in anderen Aspekten.

So wusste ich zum Beispiel überhaupt nicht, wer Janelle sein soll.

Janelle musste erstmal ein paar mal erwähnt werden, bis ich verstanden habe, dass sie Gage’ Tochter ist. (Weder in Ignited noch in Singed wurde bis dahin erwähnt, dass Gage Vater ist. Zumindest erinnere ich mich nicht daran, das gelesen zu haben.)

Aber um nochmal zu Gage und Claire zurück zu kommen, Claire hat vor Monaten mit Gage Schluss gemacht, da sie nicht mit an sehen wollte, dass er so endet, wie ihr Bruder. Allerdings macht Gage ein paar Sachen, die sie dazu bringen ihr Entscheidung zu überdenken. Ich mag Gage 🙂 und die Sex-Szenen waren ganz nett.

Claire hat es wirklich nicht leicht, ein Terrorist will sie umbringen, ihr Vater ist Alkoholiker und ihr Bruder hat PTBS (SPOILER! ZUM LESEN TEXT MARKIEREN! Er nimmt sich im Laufe des Buchs das Leben. SPOILERENDE!), aber an sich ist sie ganz sympathisch und man kann es ihr wirklich nicht übel nehmen, dass sie mal die Nerven verliert.

An sich war das Buch ganz okay, aber ich hatte eben mehr Action erwartet, vor allem nach dem ersten Band, wo quasi non-stop Action war. Deswegen bin ich leider leicht enttäuscht, weiß noch nicht so recht, ob ich Band drei lesen werde und gebe Singed auch nur

3 von 5 möglichen Sternen

Hier könnt ihr es kaufen: Amazon DE

Hier geht’s zu meiner Rezension von Teil eins -> klick hier

[Review] Mine To Have by Cynthia Eden

This review is coming to you in english. I’m pretty sure that there are a lot of mistakes, sue me 😉

Book provided by NetGalley.

Blurb: When Elizabeth Ward sees Saxon Black rushing into the backroom of The Blade—a low end bar in Miami—she isn’t sure if he’s there to save the day…or just to raise some hell. But she’s being held hostage, and he’s her best hope of survival. Within minutes, she’s away from the jerks with the guns and riding fast and hard on the back of Saxon’s motorcycle.
Saxon has been working undercover for far too long. When he finds sexy Elizabeth—with a gun to her head—he knows he will do anything to keep her safe. But once he gets her away from her abductors, the threat to her isn’t over. Someone has put a price on Elizabeth’s head, and if Saxon can’t keep her safe from the danger stalking her, then she’ll be dead.
As their enemies close in, Elizabeth and Saxon must go on the run. And the longer they are together, the hotter their attraction for one another seems to burn. Saxon vows not to let anyone hurt her, no matter what he has to do, because he’s falling fast for Elizabeth. He’ll stop the killers on her trail, and then he’ll have her. Forever.

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Genre: Romantic-Suspense
Series: Mine #5
Date of Publication: September 15th 2014
Cliffhanger: no
HEA/Happy End: yes

Rating: 4,5 Stars ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
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“Waiting on” Wednesday #2

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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This week I’m waiting for:

Blood Wolf Dawning by Rhyannon Byrd 

Publication Date: January 01, 2015

Blurb: If this was what falling for someone did to a person—what craving them felt like—then Sayre Murphy wanted no part of it…

Ever. She might be young and inexperienced, but she was a woman. And she had finally had enough! Cian Hennessey might be the most magnificent, infuriating, arrogant male she had ever known. But the tall Bloodrunner treated her as if she were nothing more than a child, making it painfully clear that despite whatever connection they shared, he’d never see her as an adult female. After disappearing from her life for five years, the werewolf was back, claiming that she was in serious danger and must drop everything to go with him immediately.

Cian was as deadly as he was beautiful. But the young witch knew he would never cause her physical harm. The safety of her heart, however, was a different matter…

I’m not sure I like the five year timegap, because I kind of wanted Sayre to pull a Sienna on Cian (did you got the reference? 😉 ).
Yeah, well, I can’t change it, so I have to be patient to find out how the story turns out.
Or not, because

What are you waiting for this wednesday?

– Emalie

Feel free to correct any mistakes I made.

I’m now on NetGalley

I did it 🙂 I registered at NetGalley last weekend, which was really easy btw. Just fill out everything that required and you’re good to go.

I think NetGalley is really cool with providing bloggers free books so we can spread the word about said books. I always wanted to be a member since I knew about NetGalley, but I didn’t have a blog. Now that I have, I thought: What are you waiting for?

The good part about NetGalley is that not all books are “request”-books, that means books the publisher has to agree to let you read, there are some “read now”-books, which are directly available and you can start the moment you click on them.

eBooks from NetGalley are available for Kindle, every other reading device and also as pdf-files, so you can read them on your computer/laptop.

But don’t forget to send your feedback to the publisher’s otherwise your approval/feedback-quote will fall.

I already requested some books and I was already accepted for one (yeay!), but I don’t think the other publisher will accept me, even if I would really love to get the eARC of Blood Wolf Dawning.:(

Well, yeah, just wanted to tell you 😉

If you have any problem with NetGalley there are a lot of FAQ-pages and also a e-mail-customservice.

 

Teaser Tuesday #10

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly book event, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

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I looked into his eyes and saw a man I didn’t recognize. He wasn’t Collin Dailey, the man of questionable character. He was Collin Dailey, descendant of Manteo, Keeper of the Curse.
– The Curse Keepers by Denise Grover Swank, Kindle-position 2697

I got this book from Netgalley and I just started, so I can’t really say anything so far.

Maybe I will like it, maybe not. We’ll see.

[Review] White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I thought I try writing a review in english. I’m pretty sure that there are a lot of mistakes, sue me 😉

Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.
Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.
Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.
But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

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Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Series: Dark Elements #1
Date of Publication: 25. Februar 2014
German translation: Steinernde Schwingen
Cliffhanger: kind of … grr
HEA/Happy End: Nope 😦

Rating: 4 Stars ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
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Go on :)!

[Rezension] Touch of Frost von Jennifer Estep

Blurb: My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy; a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody’s head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest. But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I’m determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why; especially since I should have been the one who died…
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Genre: Fantasy, YA
Serie: Mythos Academy #1
Erscheinungsdatum: 31.August 2011
Deutsche Übersetzung: Frostkuss
Cliffhanger: Nein
HEA/Happy End: Nein

Bewertung: 4,5 Sterne ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

review in english:
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Hier geht meine Rezension weiter 🙂