Book Haul + Wrap-up (July 2015)

~~ Book Haul ~~

Click on cover will get you to Goodreads


Freebies not included, but I only got three, so that’s progress

Physical Books


Do you now see why I need my “Killing The TBR in 10 Weeks“-Challenge?! I’m now going to put myself under a book buying ban! Also I will stop requesting books for now! No more books for me till my TBR is less than 10 books big, no better! It has to be less than 5 books big. (I will still get two pre-orders next month though, but I bought them before my buying ban, so they totally do not count, right?)

~~ Wrap-Up ~~

Last Month’ Haul and Wrap-up

Killing The TBR in 10 Weeks – Challenge


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Tour / Cover Reveal / . . .

[Review] Wolf Trouble by Paige Tyler

~ Wolf Trouble by Paige Tyler ~

(SWAT #2)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: August 4th 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: NetGalley

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Synopsis: He’s in trouble with a capital T…

There’s never been a female on the Dallas SWAT team and Senior Corporal Xander Riggs prefers it that way. The elite pack of alpha male wolfshifters is no place for a woman. But Khaki Blake is no ordinary woman.

When Khaki walks through the door attractive as hell and smelling like heaven, Xander doesn’t know what the heck to do. Worse, she’s put under his command and Xander’s protective instincts go on high alert. When things start heating up both on and off the clock, it’s almost impossible to keep their heads in the game and their hands off each other…

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Killing the TBR in 10 Weeks

… or die trying. 😉

[EDIT: This is now pinned for the time of the next 10 weeks]

I’m going to have summer break from saturday on for 4 weeks. The other 6 weeks I won’t have school, since I have an internship. I still count those 6 weeks as summer break, because … no school ? 😀

Anyway I thought to do this challenge with myself of reading all the books on my TBR in 10 weeks. It’s totally doable… I hope. xD

And here are all the books I still need to read. I will cross the once I’ve read out. Wish me luck ;D

Mission: Read every book on my TBR in the time from 19.07.15 – 26.09.15. Review the ones you want and the ones you have to.

New Goal: Read all your physical books and the NetGalley copies till 26.09.15 and as far as you can get with your other ebooks.

Progress: 15/45 books read



  1. Michelle Madow: The Secret Diamond Sisters
  2. Adi Alsaid: Let’s Get Lost
  3. Lori M. Lee: Gates Of Thread And Stone
  4. Amy Ewing: The Jewel
  5. Alexandra Ivy: Burned By Darkness
  6. Rachel Vincent: The Stars Never Rise ✓ Read 20th July
  7. Ilona Andrews: Steel’s Edge
  8. Darynda Jones: Sixth Grave On The Edge
  9. Shannon Mayer: Immune
  10. Barbra Annino: Opal Fire
  11. Jodi Meadows: Incarnate
  12. Sarah J. Maas: Throne Of Glass
  13. Julie Ann Walker: Hell For Leather ✓ Read 19th July
  14. Jennifer L. Armentrout: Every Last Breath ✓  Read 28th July
  15. Candace Havens: Baby’s Got Bite ✓ Read 29th July

NetGalley ARCs + gifted from Author:

  1. Shelly Laurenston: Wolf With Benefits
  2. Cynthia Eden: Fear For Me (german edition) ✓ Read 31st July 
  3. Jennifer Estep: Cold Burn Of Magic
  4. Shiloh Walker, etc.: Hot Alphas ✓ Read 4th August
  5. Stacey Kennedy: Witches Be Burned
  6. Kellie Sheridan: Soulceress ✓ Read 2nd August
  7. C.R. Fladmark: The Gatekeeper’s Son
  8. Kris Dinnison: You And Me And Him  Read 22nd August
  9. Lora Leigh: Wicked Lies ✓ Read 23th July 
  10. Julie Ann Walker: Too Hard To Handle
  11. E. K. Johnston: A Thousand Nights

Physical copies:

  1. Cassandra Clare: Clockwork Prince ✓  Read 28th July
  2. Cassandra Clare: Clockwork Princess
  3. Richelle Mead: Bloodlines
  4. Sylvia Day: Entwined With You ✓ Read 2nd August
  5. Patricia Briggs: Bone Crossed ✓ Read 30th July
  6. Patricia Briggs: Silver Borne ✓ Read 31st July
  7. Lindsey Kelk: About A Girl
  8. Laurell K. Hamilton: Divine Misdemeanors
  9. Michelle Rowen: Tall, Dark & Fangsome
  10. Larissa Ione: Pleasure Unbound ✓ Read 2nd August
  11. Kiersten White: Paranormalcy
  12. Anne Tibbets: Shut Up
  13. Jennifer Ashley: In den Armen der Dunkelheit (german)
  14. Cassie Alexander: Night Shifted – Visite bei Vollmond (german)
  15. Casey Daniels: Tote Paten küssen besser (german) ✓ Read 24th July
  16. Janet Evanovich: Kussfest (german)
  17. Samantha Young: London Road (german)
  18. Robert Muchamore: Top Secret #1 – Der Agent (german)
  19. Rebecca Maizel: Die Nacht ist dein (german)

Total of 45 books… Totally doable, don’t you think? [EDIT: nope, no longer doable.] Let’s hope I’m not going into a reading slump. I really want to be done with all of those. I want to start fresh 😉

[Release Blast] Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Epic Finale in Jennifer L.


Dark Elements Series…

Who Will She Choose?


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Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

Don’t miss the conclusion to this stunning Young Adult Paranormal series filled with danger and romance published by HarlequinTEEN.

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9780373211142_prd_proof_FCEVERY LAST BREATH Synopsis:

Some loves will last ‘til your dying breath

Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.

Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…

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“Armentrout is a major talent…I just can’t stop reading!”

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter

“Armentrout works her magic with swoon-worthy guys and a twist you never see coming.”

–#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines on White Hot Kiss


Roth cleared his throat. “Shortie, look…look at your hand.”

Look at my hand? Why in the world would he be asking me to do that in the midst of all the cray?

“Do it,” he said quietly and too gently.

The dread exploded in my gut like buckshot, and my gaze dropped to my left hand. I expected to see the weird marbling of black and gray, a mixture of the demon and Warden that existed inside of me and a combination I’d become almost familiar with by now. My nails had lengthened and sharpened, and I could tell they were hard enough to cut through steel, as hard as my skin, but my skin…it was still pink. Really pink.

“What the…?” My gaze traveled to my other hand. It was the same. Just pink. My wings twitched, reminding me that I had shifted.

Zayne swallowed. “Your…your wings…”

“What about my wings?” I almost screeched, reaching be‑ hind me. “Are they broken? Did they not come out—” The tips of my fingers came into contact with something as soft as silk. My hand jerked back. “What…”

Stacey’s watery eyes had doubled in size. “Um, Layla, there’s a mirror above the fireplace. I think you need to look in it.”

I met Roth’s gaze for a second before I spun around and all but ran to the fireplace I was sure Stacey’s mom had never used. Clutching the white mantel, I stared at my reflection.

I looked normal, like I did before I shifted…like I was going to class or something. My eyes were the palest shade of gray, a watered-down blue. My hair was so blond it was almost white, and a mess of waves that went in every direction like usual. I looked like a colorless china doll, which was nothing new, except for the two fangs jutting out of my mouth. I wouldn’t show them off at school, but that wasn’t what caught my attention and held it.

It was my wings.

They were large, not as massive as Zayne’s or Roth’s, and normally they were almost leathery in texture, but now they were black…black and feathered. Like legit feathered. That soft, silky thing I’d felt? It had been tiny feathers.


“Oh my God,” I whispered at my reflection. “I have feathers.”

“Those are definitely feathered wings,” Roth commented.

I whipped around, knocking over a lamp with my feathered right wing. “I have feathers on my wings!”

Roth cocked his head to the side. “Yeah, you do.”

He was absolutely no help, so I turned to Zayne. “Why do I have feathers on my wings?”

Zayne shook his head slowly. “I don’t know, Layla. I’ve never seen anything like this.”

“Liar,” hissed Roth, shooting him a dark look. “You’ve seen that before. So have I.”



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JLA_Author-photoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout:

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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TT #47 / FPTI #33

The LilypadI decided to combine the Teaser Tuesday, hosted by MizB from A Daily Rhythm, with the First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, hosted by Bibliophile By the Sea.



After a year of slavery in the Salt Mines or Endovier, Celaena Sardothien was accustomed to being escorted everywhere in shackles and at sword-point. Most of the thousands of slaves in ENdovier received similar threatment – though an extra half-dozen guards always walked Celaena to and from the mines. That was expected by Adarlan’s most notorious assassin. What she did not usually expect, however, was a hooded man in black at her side – as there was now.


Teaser from page 20:
When Celaena finally collapsed onto a bed after her meeting in the throne room, she couldn’t fall asleep, despite the exhaustion in every inch of her body. After being roughly batherd by brutish servants, the wounds on her back throbbed and her face felt like it had been scrubbed to the bone.



After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

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Exciting News and a Quick Reminder

You want me to start with the news or the reminder?

Probably the reminder, right? Ok, let me just quickly say that I’m going to be a little absent for the next two weeks. Don’t worry, I’m still here, I just want to take a little break from blogging. I have lots and lots of posts scheduled, so you will probably not even notice that I’m gone, just saying 😉

Now on to the exciting news 🙂

You’re right, the suspense is killing me, too. So will I just spill the beans now (that’s a saying, right? Or slang?).

I’m now a co-blogger at Bookish Babes. Let me repeat that in a bigger font 😉

I’m now a co-blogger at Bookish Babes!!!

We are still under constructions and stuff, but I’m so excited. 🙂 Can’t wait to work with these lovely ladies 😀

[Review] Beware Of Me by Cynthia Eden

~ Beware Of Me by Cynthia Eden ~

(Dark Obsession #4)
Genre: Suspense, Romance
Date of Publication: July 28th 2015 by Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.
Source: NetGalley

Purchase: Amazon US | Amazon DE



Walk on the wild side with New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden’s dark new romantic suspense, BEWARE OF ME.

Criminal. Killer. Monster. Ethan Barclay has been called many things in life, and he usually doesn’t care what people say about him. He’s tough, hard, and brutal when he needs to be. But even the most dangerous of men can have a weakness. Ethan’s weakness has–and always will be–Carly Shay.

Their pasts are tied together–twisted and melded by blood and death. Walking away from Carly was the hardest thing that Ethan ever did, but it was also his one good deed. He knew Carly deserved far better than him, and he wanted her to have a perfect life, a life that didn’t involve paying for Ethan’s sins.

Only now the secrets from their past have been revealed, and Carly’s life is on the line. Ethan’s enemies, Carly’s enemies–the predators are closing in on them. But Ethan isn’t going to let Carly be threatened. He will move heaven and hell to protect her. He won’t lose Carly, not again, and for those foolish enough to try and take her from him…they are about to see just how deadly Ethan truly can be.

Author’s Note: BEWARE OF ME is a complete, stand-alone story. All of the books in the Dark Obsession series are stand-alone titles.

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[Blog Tour] Forsworn by Emily Wibberley ~ Excerpt + Giveaway

Hey there! Today is the fourth day in the Blog Tour for Emily Wibberley’s latest book Forsworn and I’m so excited that I had the opportunity to participate in it.

In this post you will find all the infos to Forsworn, which is the second book of the Last Oracle series, but also all infos about the first book Sacrificed.

Also down below you can find an Excerpt and a giveaway for a paperpack of Forsworn and Forsworn Swag.

Then before you can actually go on to read all the deeds about the books, I apologize up ahead, but I went a little colour-crazy. Whoops, my bad. Sorry, not sorry.


About The Book: Forsworn – The Last Oracle II

Clio can see the future, but what she doesn’t know about her past could destroy her.

It’s been a year since Clio made her sacrifice to the Deities and embraced her destiny as the Oracle to save her people.

The only family she has left is a brother who wants her dead.

The prince, her oldest friend, is a king with his own agenda.

And the man who once loved her, now hates her.

All she can do is try to forget about Riece, the enemy commander whose heart she broke to save his life, as she serves the Deities. Her days are filled with Visions and bloodshed in a never-ending war against the Untouched. To add to her problems, she must pose as King Derik’s mistress to conceal her forbidden powers from the Emperor’s spies.

When Riece unexpectedly returns to Sheehan with a new and beautiful ally, Clio knows she must put him out of her mind once and for all, but first, they are thrust together into battle against a mysterious Untouched warrior with otherworldly power. To reclaim her city, she must team up with the man she hurt, the man she still loves but can never be with, and finally confront the questions about her origin—questions with answers that Clio may not be prepared to face.

Purchase: Kindle | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository

Buy Forsworn between July 21st-July 28th to receive an exclusive short story: The Commander, by Emily Wibberley, which gives you a peek at Riece’s feelings when he first met Clio in Sacrificed.

Email your receipt to thelastoracleseries(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize.


Excerpt of Forsworn

“Open the doors,” Derik commanded, and the halls rang with the grinding of stone sliding against stone.

Cold air swept through the room, chilling Clio through the meager protection of her cloak. In the distance, the three torches were steadily growing, and time crawled. Clio’s knuckles whitened against the hilt of her hidden blade.

After eternities passed, a dozen men filed into the throne room. Each bore a great shield covered in the plumage of his rank. Most wore blue, but a couple wore the red of the second rank. Clio sat, poised for the attack, but the men formed into two rows just before the throne and stood with their shields held against their chests.

Clio looked to Derik, confused. The Morek warriors stood silent and unmoving. Finally, another set of footsteps sounded from across the room. Clio had to twist her neck to catch a glimpse of who approached, terrified that the Emperor himself had decided to lead this attack.

But the man who strolled past the warriors was someone much more dangerous.



About The Book: Sacrificed – The Last Oracle Book I

Knowing the future can save her city – but not her heart.

Born to serve the merciless Oracle, Clio wants nothing more than to break free. But when her entire family is murdered by Mannix, the king’s adviser, Clio inherits the Oracle’s power, a power she never wanted and doesn’t understand.

Hunted by Mannix, Clio is forced to flee her home in Sheehan and seek refuge in a foreign city where oracles are forbidden. If she’s found out, she will be sacrificed atop its great pyramid.

Clio has no choice but to win the trust of Riece, an enemy warrior. Despite the undeniable attraction between them, Clio knows that if he finds out who she really is, he won’t hesitate to execute her.

Clio tries to hide her budding powers, but the Visions she keeps having of Mannix and his barbarian army slaughtering her people torture her conscience. She alone has the strength and foresight to stop him, but only if she can embrace her destiny and sacrifice everything.

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About The Author

Emily grew up in the South Bay where she spent her formative years battling zombies on her Xbox, watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and voraciously reading everything from The Hunger Games to Jane Austen, where her love for feisty young heroines was born.

After graduating from Princeton University Magna Cum Laude in 2014, she began writing. Her debut novel, Sacrificed, was named a finalist in the Young Adult category of the 2015 International Book Awards, the Young Adult category of the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards, and in the Young Author category of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Since its release, Sacrificed has spent more than four months as a Kindle Top Ten Teen and Young Adult Bestseller.

When she isn’t reading the latest YA book, Emily enjoys watching kick-butt action movies with her two rescue German Shepherds, Hudson and Bishop, named after characters from James Cameron’s Aliens.

Sign up for her mailing list to hear about exclusive giveaways and news about the upcoming release of The Last Oracle III as well as other young adult books she’s writing.

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Forsworn Blog Tour Stops:

July 21, 2015: Tour Kick Off:

Forsworn Playlist Part 1:

July 22, 2015: Forsworn Review:

Forsworn Excerpt:

Q&A with Emily:

July 23, 2015: Forsworn Review:

Forsworn Playlist Part 2:

Forsworn Review:

July 24, 2015: Forsworn Review:

Forsworn Dream Cast Part 1:

Forsworn & Sacrificed Review:

Forsworn Excerpt:

Forsworn Playlist Part 1&2:

July 25, 2015: Forsworn Review:

July 26, 2015: Q&A with Emily:

Forsworn Excerpt:

July 27, 2015: Forsworn Review:

Forsworn Dream Cast Part 2:

July 28, 2015: Forsworn Review:

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[Cover Reveal] Game On by Michelle Smith

Today I present to you the cover of Game On by Michelle Smith, her new book in the Lewis Creek series, which will come out in early 2016.GameOn_FC_RIsn’t it cute? I adore this, especially the font and the little heart.

Title: Game On (Lewis Creek #2)
Author: Michelle Smith
Release Date: January 2016
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary

Eric Perry is Lewis Creek’s resident bad boy. When he’s named the new starting pitcher in a town that thinks baseball is everything and he is nothing but trouble, Eric knows he has to clean up his act. Lay low, his coach tells him—at least long enough to actually pitch a game. But when a fight with his teammate lands him in jail yet again, his season may be over before it starts…until his next door neighbor, Bri, comes to the rescue. Making a deal with Eric’s coach, she offers him one final chance at redemption: community service.

Bri Johnson hadn’t talked to Eric in months. Her boyfriend Matt, Eric’s teammate and the school’s golden boy, didn’t like her to be around Eric. Matt didn’t like a lot of things Bri did or said or wore, which is why she ends it with him the same night he and Eric get into a fight—a fight over her. That night is the reason Bri offers to take Eric with her to the community center each week, so he can keep his spot on the team. But spending time with Eric only makes her life worse, as scandalous rumors start flying and Matt refuses to let her move on.

While Eric and Bri work closely together at the center, old stories of stargazing, first kisses, and a time when they were friends start to re-connect them. As they open up their secrets and their hearts to each other, they start to see that they are more than what other people think they are—and even more than what they think about themselves.

Goodreads link to come.


Purchase Play On (Goodreads), book #1 of the Lewis Creek series here:

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Author Bio

Michelle Smith was born and raised in North Carolina, where she developed a healthy appreciation for college football, sweet tea, front porches, Michelle Smith Author Photo copyand a well-placed “y’all.” She’s a lover of all things happy, laughs way too much, and fully believes that a little bit of kindness goes a long way.

Michelle lives near the Carolina coast with her family.

The Friday 56 #5

The Friday 56 #5

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url on Freda’s Voice.
*It’s that simple.

Nothing is broken,” she announced once she finished. “But this is some impressive bruising”
~ 56% of Gates Of Thread And Stone by Lori M. Lee


Synopsis: goodreads-badge-add-plus-71eae69ca0307d077df66a58ec068898

In the Labyrinth, we had a saying: keep silent, keep still, keep safe.

In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time. When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t know where her ability comes from—or where she came from. All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe one day move out of the freight container they call home, away from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous reputation that both frightens and intrigues her.

Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him. She will leave the only home she’s ever known and risk getting caught up in a revolution centuries in the making. But to save Reev, Kai must unravel the threads of her past and face shocking truths about her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her unique power.

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