Je suis Charlie

Je suis Charlie

Donnerstag, 16. Februar 2017

Und noch ein frisch erschienenes Buch....



Stellt Euch mal vor, ...

da wäre vor lauter "krank sein nach dem Prüfungsstress" doch fast untergangen, dass eine 

meiner Lieblingsautorinnen ihr neues Buch herausgebracht hat:
 






 LOVE ON PAPER 
von 
Katrin Bongard

 Maya arbeitet als Volontärin in einem Verlag und träumt von einer literarischen Entdeckung. Doch ihre tägliche Arbeit ist alles andere als aufregend. Bis ihre Leidenschaft durch ein ungewöhnliches Manuskript über eine große Liebe wieder erwacht. Als man das Buch im Verlag nicht herausbringen will, gibt sie nicht auf und will unbedingt herauszufinden, wer diesen Text geschrieben hat. Sie ahnt nicht, dass alles was sie gelesen hat, wahr ist und sie schon bald ein Teil der Liebesgeschichte sein wird.




Mittwoch, 15. Februar 2017

Goddess (Runes #7) by Ednah Walters




“Is that your way of telling the entire hall we are together?”“Eating lunch together does that. Kissing you does that. Carrying you is my way of keeping you close to my heart.”

Sigh, I just love this book! 

~*~

Finally, finally Goddess is here!




Blurb: 

The conclusion of an epic love story between an extraordinary girl and a soul reaper.

Cora Jemison has come a long way from her stint in a psych ward and her fear of the dead. A confident Medium, she allows souls to possess her to help them find closure. When she decides to tell her parents the truth, that she still sees the dead and that her fiancé is a soul reaper, the Jemisons reveal secrets of their own.

Her world starts to crumble, the ripple effect threatening to destroy the one thing she can always count on. Her relationship with Echo. Cora must sort through the lies to learn the truth about who and what she is. Only then can she embrace her destiny and claim her soul mate, Echo.

Did I mention that I love this book? I do, seriously! Apart from the fact, that  I've followed Cora, Echo and their friends for a long time now and just love to see them find their way as a couple and for Cora to find her place in their world, I was once again amazed because those books just seem to get better and better!

Ever since the first book in this series, Runes, I felt that the stories became even more complex and even more intense. I thought that Gods was simply amazing and  Goddess once again is at least as wonderful, complex and intense as Gods, maybe even a teeny tiny bit more and I just love it. 

Alright, I must admit that I'm definitely a bit biased because - it's Echo, right? You just have to love Echo! Or you might hate him, right. That's also a possibility because, let's face it - he is not an easy guy to love.  On the other hand, well, he might just be irresistible! 
And Cora? Cora is also an amazing character who tries to find her way in a world where everything she thought was true, turns out to be a lie. Add her being a medium for souls who seek closure and, well, I guess that it's not hard to imagine why she might be a bit ...upset. Mildly speaking. 

I love how all those stories in the Runes-Series are linked with each other and I love to see those wonderful characters grow and develop, it is really amazing to see how much more complex they become, making them even more special and more alive.

When you love a series and care for those characters, (I know that they are fictional but a true book lover never is disturbed by such minor facts, we can love them nontheless! Right?), there is always this little bit of fear that the next book in the series might not live up to your dreams of it. There is no danger of that here - Gooddess is simply amazing and Ednah Walters has outdone herself once again! 
I'm looking forward once again to her next books and I'm pretty sure that I'll love each and every one of those was well!


★★★★★




Heute fand ich in meinem Briefkasten....



...eine wunderbare Überraschung!



Das "Neue" von Rainer Wekwerth , dessen Buch 
Blink of Time und natürlich auch seine Labyrinth-Trilogie 
mir ausgesprochen gut gefallen haben. Umso mehr habe ich mich gefreut, als ich 
Camp 21 aufschlug und entdeckte, dass es sogar signiert ist!





Ich freue mich auf jeden Fall schon sehr aufs Lesen und werde meine Eindrücke dann selbstverständlich hier wieder mit Euch teilen! 

Spannend klingt es ja auf jeden Fall schon einmal:

Mike und Kayla sind in Camp 21 gelandet. Sie kennen sich kaum und mögen sich noch weniger. Durch elektronische Armbänder aneinander gefesselt, ist es ihnen unmöglich, sich aus dem Weg zu gehen. Entfernen sie sich zu weit voneinander, empfangen sie über die Fessel quälende Schmerzimpulse. Während Kayla versucht mit der Situation zurechtzukommen, ahnt Mike, dass im Camp etwas nicht stimmt. Nach einem tödlichen Vorfall gelingt den beiden die Flucht. Doch dies ist erst der Anfang einer atemberaubenden Jagd, denn die Fesseln, die geheimen Experimente und die Liebe zueinander bilden für Mike und Kayla ein gefährliches Netz, aus dem es kein Entkommen zu geben scheint.


Na, neugierig geworden?


Finally! She is here.....

 
 
 

 ********

“Party pooper,” I grumbled.

“Bloodthirsty bitch.”

“Goddess to you,” I corrected her.

“Still a bitch, Goddess.”

*************

 

WHO is here?

 

 

Dienstag, 7. Februar 2017

Hold My Breath by Ginger Scott










Blurb: 

They say the average person can hold their breath under water for two full minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger brother Evan be the one to shine.

Evan got the girl, and Will…he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.

The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister.

My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it was Will who pushed me. Will…who really knew me.

And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.

In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds—and what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp.



The characters in the books by Ginger Scott very often have to deal deal with disabilities, illness or traumatic experiences. Maddy and Will in "Hold your breath" are no exception as they both still struggle with the loss of Will's brother Evan, Maddy's boyfriend, and Evan's and Will's parents four years ago. Up to that moment their families were tight and Evan, Will and Maddy were all training hard with Maddy's father, a former Olypian swimmer and had been training (and growing up together) for some years.

When Maddy and Will start to swim together again, it is more than just swimming that this is about, it is also about living. And about facing what happened - even more important, when some things turn up that can't be ignored and that will not just change their perception of the past but also their future, forever.

I like Ginger Scott's intense writing that lets the reader feel and fear with the characters without ever turning sappy or overly dramatic. The reader faces the facts as much as the characters have to face them, just plain hard facts, no drama to blow it up or something like that, just the facts and the people who have to deal with them. You can feel them grow into their roles, into their fate and you respect and love them for it.

A beautiful story, well written with wonderful, strong characters - I really enjoyed reading this book!

★★★★


Under Her Skin (Blank Canvas, #1) by Adriana Anders










Blurb:
 
Her Body is His Canvas
A darkly possessive relationship has left Uma alone and on the run. Beneath her drab clothing, she hides a terrible secret-proof of her abuse, tattooed onto her skin in a lurid reminder of everything she's survived.
Caught between a brutal past and an uncertain future, Uma's reluctant to bare herself to anyone...much less a rough ex-con whose rage drives him in ways she will never understand. But beneath his frightening exterior, Ivan is gentle. Warm. Compassionate. And just as determined to heal Uma's broken heart as he is to destroy the monster who left his mark scrawled across the delicate tapestry of her skin.


This book is really intense. It wasn't easy to read as Uma's former relationship really was a nightmare but I loved to see how she started to heal, how she got stronger and fought to get her life back.

Ivan and Uma are both very complex and very interesting characters who make me want to know what happened to them and what makes them tick.
Ivan`? Well, that's the rather rough and frightening looking guy living next door, an ex-con actually, who gets her and her fear and who helps her to get back on her feet and to feel good again.

"Feel good again"? Feeling good isn't easy when your *** of an ex left you with more than a simple broken relationship as a reminder of the time with him and to show what he is capable of. He got under her skin alright, literally. So it's not just a question of brushing him off but also of getting rid of every single reminder he left on her, of getting rid of her fear and also of getting her self-confidence back.
A long way to go but with someone like Ivan at her side, there might be a good chance for her to get there....

Sometimes I felt really sick when I read what had happened and there were times when I was a bit worried how things might turn out and...well, I really enjoyed reading this book and getting to know Uma, Ivan and all the other people around them.

★★★★


Sonntag, 5. Februar 2017

Waiting For an Earl Like You (Masters of Seduction #3) by Alexandra Hawkins











Blurb: 

LOVE ISN’T ALWAYS WHAT IT SEEMS.
Justin Reeve Netherwood, Earl of Kempthorn—a.k.a. Thorn—has never cared much for his neighbor’s daughter. But his twin brother, Gideon, befriended the wild, reckless, and wholly inappropriate Miss Olivia Lydall in youth, and two have been close ever since. So when Olivia finds herself in a state of romantic conflict and seeks out Gideon for advice, he’s only too pleased to oblige. Only problem: The man Olivia is speaking to is Thorn. And now it’s too late for him to tell Olivia the truth…

Thorn always believed that Olivia was too smitten with Gideon for her own good. So what’s the harm in steering her away from him? But Thorn’s charade turns out to be anything but harmless once he begins to see Olivia for who she really is: A woman full of spirit and passion…and someone he can’t live without. But how can Thorn claim Olivia’s heart when their deepening connection—and burning desire—is built on lies and deceit?



I enjoyed reading this book even though Thorn, our hero and his attidude turned out to be indeed a (teeny tiny) thorn in my side. In the end, when I got the much-anticipated and much-needed HEA, I forgave him a lot but seriously, you can't always forgive everything just because people are in love and tend to do stupid things to get what they want, can you?
But let's get back to the beginning, when Thorn finds his (identical) twin Gideon and their neighbour Olivia out on the water in a boat together. Again. The two of them always shared a special bond that left him at the outside. Of course he doesn't need them because, well, he is the heir and he is important and...you get it, right?
Somehow it matters, despite all his attemps to convince himself of the opposite.
A kind of tug o' war starts with Thorn on the one side and Gideon on the other, when they all go to London for the Season where Olivia is supposed to find a husband - as soon as possible, acccording to her father and his almost betrothed who want to have the house to themselves when they marry.

Thorn does everything to seduce Olivia and I must admit that I was really upset because I hate when the hero thinks that it is alright to risk their beloved's ruin in order to get what they want. Soon they find themselves betrothed, albeit temporarily according to Olivia's father but Thorn is very willing to turn it into a more permanent option. Gideon wants to protect Olivia, even if he has to protect her from his own brother, Thorn wants to protect her from some other rather unsavory people and while all this protecting goes around, well, things get really tight and dangerous.

Sometimes I felt like everything was a bit too complicated, too many people were involved and things were a bit too obscure but on the whole I liked the book and would read it again.


★★★