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 :/

TT #41 / FPTI #29

BannerI 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 The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent.

Opening:

There’s never a good time of day to cross town with a bag full of stolen goods, but of all the possibilities, five a.m. was the hour best suited to that particular sin.

Five a.m. and I were well acquainted.

Teaser from 13%:

It’s considered an honor for the elderly to give up their lives and their souls at the moment of a child’s birth so the next generation can live. It’s also considered an obligation.

I know I’m super late today. Anyway, that was my teaser. Did you like it? Would you read this book? What are you reading this week? Comment down below.

[Review] Beckon Me by Cindy Thomas

~ Beckon Me by Cindy Thomas ~

(Beckoner #1)
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, New Adult
Date Of Publication: April 13th 2015 by Cindy Thomas
Source: Gift from the Author

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Synopsis:

Everything nineteen-year-old Karina Mitchell knows about death changes the instant that she and her best friend, Rainey, are shot. For one, souls don’t die. They cross over. Only, Rainey’s soul hasn’t, and her ghost is hell bent on haunting Karina.

When Karina begins her sophomore year of college and moves into the apartment that she was supposed to share with Rainey, she learns a few shocking truths from her mysterious and gorgeous blue-eyed neighbor, Eli.

One: Karina has been chosen to become a Beckoner—an immortal conduit of the dead who helps safely guide souls to the other side.

Two: She’s the reason that Rainey’s soul can’t cross over—Rainey followed her back from death and missed her window to be at peace.

Three: Eli is hot. As in swoon-worthy, to-die-for, will-make-you-forget-yourself hot. And it turns out, Eli is a Beckoner, too.

Despite her attraction to Eli, the decision to become a Beckoner isn’t an easy one—it would mean giving up her own mortality … her own soul. But if she doesn’t, her best friend will be left to suffer an eternity at the hands of the evil Ceptors, dark creatures that feed on the souls left behind. After all, it’s her fault Rainey is haunting her.

Time is running out, and Karina needs to decide: Are love and loyalty worth sacrificing her soul

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Ten Books I Want You To Try 05/19/15

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Ten Authors I want you to try

Ok, this week’s episode of TTT was a freebie and I’m generally bad at coming up with a theme myself. So Ten Books I Want You To Read was the best thing I could come up with.

1. Carrots by Colleen Helme: I found this book completely by accident. It’s a woman, named Shelby, who was shot in the head and now has the awesome ability to read minds. Also she gets into a lot of dangerous situation and the books are just so funny. And … Ramos is my favourite. He’s just … *sigh*
2. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Found this by accident, too, and I was in love with this after the few first pages. Because, hello? A girl that is a blogger like me (she actually inspired me to start this blog) and hot guys, also … Aliens? Totally sold.
3. My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent: Let me be honest with you, I wasn’t completely sure about this one, but after I’ve read the second one (my edition was a 2-in-1 book) I was hooked and read the whole series in a week.
4. First Grave On The Right by Darynda Jones: I won this book in a giveaway and I loved it. Charley, the main character, is my favourite kind of character. She’s sarcastic, funny, can see ghosts and she has this weird habit of naming her furniture.
5. Last Wolf Standing by Rhyannon Byrd: I actually started with the fourth book in series, but I liked it so much, I just had to read the other ones, too. Because, come on! Hot male alphas and women, who won’t take the shit the guys through on them.
6. Hotter After Midnight by Cynthia Eden: It was the every first book by Cynthia Eden I’ve read and every other book by her was just as good.
7. Show No Mercy by Cindy Gerard: I have this weird obsession with Black Ops guys and if you love action-filled books with a romance try it.
8. One Night Of Sin by Elle Kennedy: Hot MMA-fighter who liked to talk dirty, what else to say?

I just noticed I forget my two favourite of all time authors! Bad me.

9. Slave To Sensation by Nalini Singh: I love the world-building, the characters, the humor, just everything.
10. Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall: The characters are just like a big family. Love them all to death.

Ten Authors I REALLY want to meet 05/12/15

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Ten Authors I REALLY want to meet

Only ten? This is going to be so hard. (Please note: I can’t say Nalini Singh, cause I’ve already met her, otherwise she would be on the list)

Dianne Duvall

Cynthia Eden

Jeaniene Frost

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Rachel Vincent

Rhyannon Byrd

Colleen Helme

Cindy Gerard

Felicity Heaton

Darynda Jones

TT #36 / FTPI #24

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 the novella “Last Request” of the Soul Screamer series by Rachel Vincent, which is one of my favourites series and I’m currently re-reading for fun on the side. This novella can be found in the fourth volume of the series, hence the cover on the side (I love the colours).

Opening:

“What makes you think he’ll come?” Sabine swept her long, dark hair over one shoulder and leaned closer to read the message I’d just typed on my ohone. Her leg pressed against mine from knee to hip, and the warmth of her skin through both layers of denim was a temptation I would normally have given in to with feverish abandon.
But that day, I had a good reason to resist.
“He’s my brother.” I clicked Send on the text and set my cell on the coffee table.
Sabine took my hand and threaded her fingers with mine, her glittery-gray nail polish glinting in the overhead light. “He’s also a reaper. You can never be sure what a reaper will do.”

Teaser from 50%:

Tod shot me an exaggerated frown. “That’s not what we agreed on. You’re kind of spoiling this for me.”
“Violence never solved anything,” I maintained, fully aware that my eyes were probably twisting with mirth.
“That’s not true!” Tod instisted, playing along. “Violence is the cornerstone of negotiation.

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Read In 2014 12/16/14

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I saw a lot of people do this meme, so I wanted to give a try too. This weeks theme is: Top Ten Books I Read In 2014

Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall: You might already know this, but I’m totally in love with this series. I want the new one now and the novella, too.
Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh: I’m glad that this book did not feature Elena and Raphael again, because I like the other characters way more and I’m looking forward to the next one.
Mine To Have by Cynthia Eden: This was the first book of the Mine-series that I ever read and now I’m thinking about reading the whole series.
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout: This was the best freebie I ever read and I don’t regret reading it and the other ones.
White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout: I was “forced” to read it and I loved it as well. JLA just knows how to write interesting stuff.
Shield Of Winter by Nalini Singh: I was kind of disappointed by this one. Not because it was bad – it wasn’t! – just because I miss this “I was blown away”-feeling I used to get whenever I read a Singh book.
Written In Red by Anne Bishop: I liked the world building and the concept of blood prophets.
My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent: I had this book for years and only this year I made myself read it. I could hit myself for not reading it earlier.
Touch Of Seduction by Rhyannon Byrd: The one book in the series that I like. Thankfully you don’t need to read the others.
Dark Wolf Returning by Rhyannon Bryd: Like always it was fun to read a book of this series and I’m really looking forward to Cian’s book (I’m obsessed with him)

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014 12/09/14

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I saw a lot of people do this meme, so I wanted to give a try too. This weeks theme is: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014.

Not all of the following author were good ones for me, but whatever. I will always link to the author on Goodreads.

  1. Jennifer L. Armentrout: JLA is my best discovery this year. I found her because Obsidian was for free and after finishing that one I had to read the whole Lux-series. Then I saw that she published another series called Dark Elements. I’m now in love with that one, too. I might even like it more than the Lux series. Also I did start her Covenant-series, but I’m still on the first page. Good thing though, the series is already finished.
  2. Anne Bishop: I found her Other-series in the beginning of the year, luckely the second one was already out, so I read that one as well. Now I’m waiting for the third in series. But I don’t think I will read her Black Jewels-series, because I’m not into high fantasy.
  3. Felicity Heaton: I only read the novels that were for free on amazon (and still are) and the short stories in my short story collections. I liked the short stories, the normal books, except for one, are not so good (in my opinion)
  4. Allyson James: I have read the first two books of her stormwalker series while I was on vacation in the Netherlands. I liked them but they had a little bit too much sex in them and I’m not sure if I will read book #3
  5. Colleen Helme: I found her Shelby Nichols series by accident. The first book was for free on amazon and had a nice cover, so I “bought” it and I did not regret it. I loved the whole series. Now I’m waiting for book #7.
  6. Kaylea Cross: Her first book was for free on amazon and I loved it, the second… not so much. She is a one-book-wonder for me.
  7. Rachel Vincent: I had the first Omnibus of her Soul Screamer series on my shelf for what felt like ages and I finally read it and loved it. I did try her Bound series after that but that wasn’t to my liking. Still have to try her Shifter series.
  8. Tijan: I read the first book of the Fallen Crest series (was for free on amazon, still is?) and I developed this love-hate feelings for the book. I won’t pick up the second one. No, no way.
  9. Sylvia Day: I only read the prequel short story of her Renegade Angels series, I liked it, and I also read the first book in the series, but… let’s not talk about that, okay?
  10. Patricia Briggs: Okay, this one is cheating, but shhh! I just recently found her again. I kind of forgot that that she writes books. I read the first of her Mercy Thompson books ages ago and then I was preoccupied with something else and just deleted her out of my memory, but I just read “Cry Wolf”. So I decide that this counts 😉

I’m done. That one was hard. I actually needed to consult my Goodreads “read-2014”-list, but I did it 🙂

Teaser Tuesday #13 | First Paragraph Tuesday Intros #1

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.


Paragraph and Teaser from Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent. Book #6 of her Soul Screamer-series.

First paragraph:

I was a virgin sacrifice. And yeay, it’s just as creepy as it sounds. I died on a Thursday, at twenty-seven minutes after midnight, killed by a monster intent on stealing my soul. The good news? He didn’t get it. The bad news? Turns out not even death will get you out of high school…

Teaser from 60% of the Omnibus (book 5 + 6),  so kind of  from 10% of Before I Wake:

“An apology isn’t a Band-Aid,” I insisted. “It’s an expression of regret.”

And a second Teaser from 13% of Before I Wake:

“You know your dad’s the coolest dad on the face of the planet, right?”
“I know. One of these days, I may just tell him.”

What are you reading this week ? Share your teaser in the comments 🙂