TT + FPTI # 4

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.

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Is it bad, that I’m in possession of this book since the end of December … 2012…? Still haven’t read it, but the teaser and opening makes me want to. I don’t know what’s stopping me. I love books by Ilona Andrews. Maybe I don’t want to read it, since it is the last book in the series…?

Opening:

Prologue

“My lady?”
Charlotte looked up from her cup of tea at Laisa. The young girl held an evelope of thick, heavy paper.
“This came for you.”

 

Teaser from 30%:
He was build like a predator, lean, strong, fast and perfectly balanced. Frightening in his potential for violence yet irresistibly compelling.

 

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The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is a fairy tale—and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny…

Charlotte de Ney is as noble as they come, a blueblood straight out of the Weird. But even though she possesses rare magical healing abilities, her life has brought her nothing but pain. After her marriage crumbles, she flees to the Edge to build a new home for herself. Until Richard Mar is brought to her for treatment, and Charlotte’s life is turned upside down once again.

Richard is a swordsman without peer, future head of his large and rambunctious Edger clan—and he’s on a clandestine quest to wipe out slavers trafficking humans in the Weird. So when his presence leads his very dangerous enemies to Charlotte, she vows to help Richard destroy them. The slavers’ operation, however, goes deeper than Richard knows, and even working together, Charlotte and Richard may not survive…

 

Would you continue to read this book? Leave your opinion down in the comment section, also leave the link to your own opening and/or teaser

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[Review] Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

~ Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews ~

(Hidden Legacy #1)
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Urban, Fantasy
Date Of Publication: October 28th 2014 by Avon
Source: Bought (Kindle, 400 pages)

Purchase: Amazon US | Amazon DE

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Synopsis:

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.

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Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From 08/11/15

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Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

I’ve decided to take the “Top” out of the title so now it’s only “Ten Authors”. I wanted to include some authors I stopped reading as well. So here we go.

#1: Cynthia Eden: 39 books(!!!!)

Wow, I’ve just counted them and I’ve really read so many books by her. Oo I’m kind of shocked right now and I haven’t even read all her series completely. I’m still missing like 12-15 books.

By the way I wrote a lot of reviews for her books in the time I’ve been blogging. If you are interested in reading one of those, just typ Cynthia Eden into the search bar.

#2: Nalini Singh: 24 books

I only counted her full novels, no novellas 😉 the number would be a lot higher then. I really like Miss Singh’s paranormal series, but I’m not really a fan of her contemporary series. I’ve read the first one of it and I think I dnf-ed it :(. In Germany we have this saying: Schuster bleib bei deinen Leisten. In english it is something like this “A cobble should stick to his last.” I really think she should stick to the paranormal romance genre.

#3: Jennifer L. Armentrout (16) / J.Lynn (4): 20 books

Can you believe I’ve almost forgotten her on my list! Bad me! Bad, bad me! I love her Lux, Covenant and Dark Elements series and please don’t make me pick between one of them. Her New Adult stuff that she writes under her pseudonym are nice as well.

#4: Jeaniene Frost: 12 books

So sad her Night Huntress series is over, but I’m eagerly awaiting her last Night Prince book. Also I’ve read somewhere that Ian will finally get his own book/spin-off(?). YAY!

#5: Ilona Andrews: 11 books

I’m massive behind on her Kate Daniels series! I apologize. I’m working on it 😉 I loved Burn For Me and I still need to read the last book in the The Edge series.

#6: Lara Adrian: 11 books

I liked her Midnight Breed series up to the point where she started writing her second story arc. After that I quit.

#7: Rhyannon Byrd: 11 books

I really like her Bloodrunner series and I’ve read some of her Primal Instinct books.

#8: JR Ward: 10 books

I actually stopped reading her books a while back, because I wasn’t invested in them anyone.

#9: Rachel Vincent: 9 books

I loved her Soul Screamer series, read the first of her Unbound series (which wasn’t for me) and I kind of liked The Stars Never Rise.

#10: Jennifer Estep: 8 books

I read a good part of her Elemental Assassins series, but I binged on them and that was a mistake, since they are really repetitive. So I stopped. I’m currently in the slow process of listening to her Mythos Academy series and I still need to read Cold Burn Of Magic :/

Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015 06/30/15

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Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015

A Sorceress Of His Own by Dianne Duvall

Deal With The Devil by Cynthia Eden

Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

In The Air Tonight by Lori Handeland

Game Changer by Melissa Cutler

Divergent by Veronica Roth

The Bad Boy, Cupid & Me by Hasti Williams

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I could do this the whole day. LOL. But I can also say just check out my 2015 shelf on Goodreads ;).

Also I was feeling lazy, so I just linked to the books on Goodreads without a reason for loving them. I just did, what more to say?

What are some of your favourite of the year 2015 so far? Leave your link in the comment section below 🙂

TT #38 / FTPI #26

The Lilypad

I 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.


Today I decided to feature Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

Opening:

Prologue

“I can’t let you do this. I won’t. Kelly, the man is insane.”
Kelly Waller reached over and touched her husband’s hand, looking for reassurance. He took his hand off the wheel and squeezed her fingers. Strange how intimate a touch can be, she thought. That touch, fueled by twenty years of love, had served as her rock in the nightmarish storm of the past forty-eight hours. Without it, she would have been screaming.
“He won’t hurt me. We’re family.”
“You told me yourself he hates his family.”
“I have to try,” she said. “They’ll kill our boy.”

Teaser from 87%:

You know what? No: if he ever fell in love, it wouldn’t be a great romantic devotion. It would be an exercise in frustration and lust, and at the end of it his significant other would strangle him.

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What are you reading and loving this tuesday? Leave your link in the comment section below.

Top Ten ALL TIME Favourite Authors 04/21/15

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Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors

You realize that this topic is really mean, right? Right?! Because, come on! Who can choose ten of their favourite authors easily? This is just impossible, but I’ll give it a try. Please note: Involutary.
Also this is just a list, no ranking, because I ❤ them all the same.

  • Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Nalini Singh
  • Cynthia Eden
  • Dianne Duvall
  • Rhyannon Byrd
  • Jeaniene Frost
  • Ilona Andrews
  • Laurie London
  • Colleen Helme
  • Richelle Mead

Honorable Mentions (yes, I’m totally cheating right now): Felicity Heaton, Bec McMaster, Cindy Gerard, Lara Adrian, Gena Showalter, Kalayne Price, Jennifer Estep, Darynda Jones.

What are some of your favourite authors? Leave your link in the comment section below.

[Review] Night Shift (Short Story Collection)

Maybe you noticed but I’m a huge fan of short story collection. You get to know a lot of new, different authors. Some you might like and others you don’t.
With Night Shift I knew from the start that I would get at least 2 stories that I would love.

Nalini Singh: Secrets At Midnight ~ 5 stars:
I don’t know if I have already mentioned this, but her last two books weren’t that good to me. I still really liked them, but I did not LOVE them. With Secrets At Midnight Nalini convinced me that she can still make me love her books. I loved Bastian since his first appearance but I also fell immediately in love with Kirby. I love her character and her wit, also I love in what she change 😉 that’s kinda cute. They were really adorable together.

Ilona Andrews – Magic Steals ~ 5 stars
I thought that Secrets at Midnight would be my favourite, but I was wrong. Magic Steals is the best one out of the four. I never noticed till now, but Dali is kinda awesome and Jim is just adorable. The interaction between those two is so funny to read (Dali hid Jim in a closet). I laughed out loud a lot of times.

Lisa Shearin: Lucky Charms ~ 3,5 stars
This was not as good as Secrets at Midnight or Magic Steals, but I was still entertained. I liked the writing style, but I was kind of disappointed by the heroine. She was this stereotype of girl / woman. I’m not sure if I will try the first installment in this series.

Milla Vane: The Beast of Blackmoor ~ Did Not Read
I have no opinion for this, because I haven’t read one page.

Teaser Tuesday #16 | First Paragraph Tuesday Intros #4

I decided to combine the Teaser Tuesday, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading, with the First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, hosted by Bibliophile By the Sea.



Today I featured the novella “Magic Steals” by Ilona Andrews which was published last week in “Night Shift”. At first I wasn’t sure if I should featured Nalini Singh’s or Ilona Andrew’s novella, but I loved Magic Steals a teeny tiny bit more. So here are the excerpts.

Opening paragraph (it’s a pretty long one):

I looked at myself in the mirror. I wore thiny black panties and a tomato red satin garter belt with black lace-up inserts. The price sticker had described the color as scarlet, but really it was tomato red. The garter held up black fishnet stockings. A matching bra did its best to push up my small boobs. It didn’t have much to work with. I wasn’t just skinny. When my body was made, someone read the instructions wrong. I had tiny boobs, narrow hips, and thin chopstick legs with knoppy legs.
I looked ridiculous.

Teaser from page 98:

Jim wasn’t just a badass. He was a badass who wrote a book for badasses on how to be a badder badass.

I so loved this novella. I want a full length novel about Dali and Jim. Does anyone know if one is progress?

Book Haul #2 (November 2014) + 100th post

I got this idea from Freya of Sound Of A Voice and she allowed me to steal it 🙂 thanks!


Just noticed that this is my 100th post. Already? Wow, that was fast. LOL.

Those are the books I bought or got this month 🙂 at the beginning of the month I was not really in the mood for books, but like you can see… that changed 😉

eBooks – bought:

  • Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin & Milla Vane: Night Shift
  • Jennifer L. Armentrout: Half-Blood

  • Sylvia Day: A Touch Of Crimson
  • Ilona Andrews: Magic Dreams

eARCs – NetGalley:

  •  Jacquelyn Frank: Cursed by Fire
  • Alexandra Monir: Suspicion
  • Paige Tyler: Her Lone Wolf

  • Various Authors: Twelve Shades of Midnight
  • Linsey Hall: Soulceress

 Paperbacks:

  •  Patricia Briggs: Cry Wolf
  • Sylvia Day: Entwined with You

Three of those books are still TBR. I’m done with all the others 🙂

Der “Creatures of the Night” Book TAG

Der “Creatures of the Night” Book Tag wurde von Katytastic auf YouTube erfunden. Ihr Video findet ihr hier.

Für diesen TAG nominiert wurde ich von Freya von Sound Of A Voice und ihren Post findet ihr hier. Vielen Dank für’s nominieren 🙂

Bei diesem TAG soll man sich zu jeder “Creature of the Night”-Kategorie ein Buch aussuchen und es aufführen, bei mir wurden es aber ab und zu doch zwei 😉 .
Und los geht’s 😀

Vampire

Ich wähle die Immortal Guardians-Reihe von Dianne Duvall, auch wenn die Hauptcharaktere eigentlich als Unsterbliche / Immortals bezeichnet werden, aber es gibt auch Vampire in den Büchern, also shhh…. 😉
Meine Lieblingsbücher der Reihe sind die mit Bastian/Melanie und Zach/Lisette als Hauptcharaktere.

 

Werwölfe

Bei den Werwölfen wähle ich die Psy/Changeling-Reihe von Nalini Singh und ja, auch hier ist nicht wirklich von Werwölfen die Rede, sondern von Gestaltenwandlern / Changelings, aber ich lese nicht wirklich Bücher mit “Werwölfen” (höchstens noch die Bloodrunner-Reihe von Rhyannon Byrd). Ich stehe auf Gestaltenwandler jeder Art, die auch hin und wieder mal Wölfe sind 🙂
Mein Lieblingsbuch dieser Reihe ist das Buch von Hawke und Sienna. Von der anderen Reihe habe ich nicht wirklich ein Lieblingsbuch, da mag ich alle.

Zombies

Äh… Ich kann mich nicht erinnern, je ein Buch über Zombies gelesen zu haben, aber genau wie Freya, habe ich schon sehr oft Warm Bodies von Isaac Marion bei vielen anderen gesehen. Vielleicht sollte ich das auch mal lesen.

Geister

Bei Geistern muss ich sowohl an die späteren Bänder der Night Huntress-Reihe von Jeaniene Frost (auch wenn es da eigentlich zum großen Teil nur um Vampire geht), als auch an die Mediator-Reihe von Meg Cabot denken.

Hexen

Hier muss ich auf die Kate Daniels-Reihe hinweisen, auch wenn Kate nicht im eigentlichen Sinne eine Hexe ist, da sie keine Zaubersprüche benutzt, aber sie hat Magie. Das zählt doch, oder?

Feen

Feen? Das Einzige, was mir zu Feen einfällt, wäre eine Manga-Reihe: Jeanne, die Kamikaze-Diebin oder auch Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne. Die Feen sind aber irgendwie nur Nebencharaktere. Sonst hab ich nichts anderes zu bieten.

Dämonen

Wie auch Freya führe ich hier die Dark Elements-Reihe von Jennifer L. Armentrout an. Definitiv Team Roth.

Engel

Ich liebe die Fallen-Reihe von Cynthia Eden. Die Reihe hat alles, Engel, Gestaltenwandler, Vampire, Dämonen, aber hauptsächlich geht es um Engel.

Alien

Die einzige Alien Bücher, die ich kenne – und liebe -, sind die der Lux-Reihe von Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Menschen mit Superkräften

Hier würde ich gerne zwei Reihe anführen. Einmal die YA-Reihe Soul Screamer von Rachel Vincent (jaja, ich weiß das Kaylee nicht wirklich menschlich ist, aber das weiß sie ja am Anfang noch nicht, also zählt das?) und die Shelby Nichols-Reihe von Colleen Helme.

Ich nominiere Nyze von EverythingNyze.