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Mittwoch, 28. Juni 2017

Authors at the RARE 17 and their books (Brenna Aubrey/Emma Hart/Harper Sloan) #RARE17



I read Brenna Aubrey's books first in....well, a couple of years ago, when I stumbled upon the first book in her Gaming the System series At any Price and fell in love with it. The first books in the series are also available in German, by the way.  I must admit that I never looked for other books by her so I was really surprised when I looked them up for this post and found that she has also contributed a story to a Jane-Austen-inspired anthology!


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Emma Hart, on the other hand, is one of those authors that I met for the first time at the RARE but whose books are definitely worth looking at twice. Actually, she was also one of those authors whose books were already on my kindle without my having realized it. Up to now I have Twisted Bond by her and the first two books of her The Game series. She was funny and nice and it was really great to meet her at the RARE!



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Last but not least for today - Harper Sloan, whose Corps series is a good place to start when you want to check out her books. if you prefer stand-alones, you might want to take a closer look at Perfectly ImperfectI know that Axel and I will get reacquainted soon as I'll have to re-read that series now that I've met its author.
Another really nice author, it was fun to meet her even though there wasn't much time to talk to her due to the line. I hope to meet her again at the RARE 18 in Rome if I am lucky and get tickets for it.

Yep, Rome and London - I really hope that I will be able to attend both of the events, it's so much fun to meet all those other book nerds and to meet all these amazing authors, get inspired, find more books to love and well, just to have fun with books and those who love them!




King of Clubs (Aces & Eights #2) by Sandra Owens










Blurb:


In the second novel in acclaimed author Sandra Owens’s Aces & Eights series, passions—and tempers—flare as one star-crossed couple gets a second chance at love.
Covert FBI agent Court Gentry loves his brothers, his job, and his Harley-Davidson. Once he loved a girl, too, but when she broke his heart, he put his emotions on lockdown…until she crosses his path again.
On vacation six years ago, free-spirited Lauren Montgomery fell hard for Court Gentry. She returned home happier than ever, only to descend into a spiral of abuse by her ex-husband, Stephan. When Stephan threatened to kill any man who touched her, Lauren cut Court from her life—but not from her heart.
When Lauren and Court reunite after her friend marries his brother, Court guards himself against the person who made him feel such intense passion and pain. Except the undeniable spark between them is impossible to contain and heating up fast. Six years ago, it was love. Now, it’s just lust. Keeping it merely physical is a foolproof plan…right?
When Stephan is released from prison, Lauren can’t outrun her past anymore, and Court vows to protect her. But with Lauren in imminent danger, Court must question his heart and risk his life to save the woman he never stopped loving.


Wow, this book captivated me from the first page on. It kept me on my toes and left me breathless more than once -  and sometimes it made me swoon and sigh and smile goofily and most of all, my heart went out to Lauren and Court who were hurt so badly by Stephan's actions.

I loved to see those two find their love for each other again and of course, you just have to love those Gentry brothers, they are so amazing! I must admit that I'm a bit worried about Nate especially as the epilog ruled out one of the explanations for his behavior but well, I guess, that story is for the next book to tell. Right now, I just can say that the story about Court and Lauren, as heartbreaking and painful as it is at the beginning, is just amazing!

I loved those wonderful characters and the fast-paced story that didn't let me put down my reader till I had read the last page. I loved it and I know that I'll definitely read the other books in the series and of course, I am looking forward to reading other books by Sandra Owens. This was my first book by her but definitely not my last.



★★★★★



Storm Unleashed: Phantom Islanders Part III by Ednah Walters




You have read Storm Revealed?

You've been waiting for Storm Unleashed?

Your wait is over!



is out!

(And it is amazing!)

Blurb:

Sassy heroine, a legend and a people in peril...

Legends are made
When all seems lost


The magical world Lexi has come to know isn’t done with her yet, and she must discover the lengths she and Storm will go to prove their love and claim each other.


Wow, simply wow! This amazing finale to Storm's books just blew my mind!
Again Ednah Walters, who is one of my all-time favorite authors wrote an amazing and wonderful book, full of imagination, magic, and romance.
Okay, when I read the first pages, I was so upset with her, I started to turn the pages and search for ...well, search because I just couldn't believe what happened.
The book kept me glued to my reader and I couldn't put it down till I finally knew that I'd get my HEA, FINALLY! Well, Storm and Lexi get theirs and I celebrated with them.
And now I am waiting patiently for the next book in this series.
Okay, kidding, I've never waited patiently for a book especially not this one. I really love this series and I can't wait for the next book to come out!


★★★★

Dienstag, 27. Juni 2017

Authors at the RARE 17 and their books (Alexa Riley/Celia Aaron//L.H.Cosway/Meghan March) #RARE17



Okay, let's see, who else was there...

If you like to read romances, you have probably come across Alexa Riley's books every now and then, right? She has written more than 60 books, rather short and sexy reads and she has some really funny swag, blinking pens and baby batters, c*c*s and ...lots of stuff. 😉 Usually you can rely on her books being full of sexy promises, no cheating and as fitting for a real romance - they always have an HEA (without

an HEA, it's no real romance, I think). I've read some of her books already like Lassoing the Virgin Mail-Order Bride.

At Alexa Riley's table, I got her book Guarding his obsession. Looks hot, right? Well, I'm looking forward to reading it!

At Alexa's table, people had a lot of fun with all her cool stuff out there and it was really nice to meet her.



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Before RARE, I had never heard of Celia Aaron's books, so this was another author that I discovered due to the RARE Berlin. She writes erotic romances with some darker or more violent content, at least as far as I can see.
Up to now I haven't read any of her books but I will check them out, the first one is already on my kindle. This way, I'll at least have read one of her books when I meet her again at the RARE London in February!



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L.H.Cosway's Heart series is a good place to start if you want to get to know her books. First in the series is Six of Hearts but if you prefer stand-alones, you might want to take a look at The Nature of Cruelty.
She has also written some books together with Penny Reid, another author, who was also present at the RARE (I didn't meet her though, the line was too long and I was running out of time). Those books are the books of The Rugby Series

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And the last of the authors for today is Meghan March.
I must admit that I hadn't even realized that I had one of her books on my kindle. Actually it had been there since 2015. Somehow I never started to read it and then - forgotten.

When I met Meghan March at the RARE I browsed through her books and found that they looked really promising and, well, that's when I discovered her book on my kindle . Let's just say that I really enjoyed reading Beneath the mask once I started to read it and that the rest of the series will definitely follow because the book is amazing! Not what I expected but much better, in fact.


The Highland Commander (Lords of the Highlands #2) by Amy Jarecki



Remember the 
 The next book in the series is out today!





Blurb:

She cannot resist the man behind the mask...
As the illegitimate daughter of a Scottish earl, Lady Magdalen Keith is not one to partake in lavish balls or other frivolities. Yet at her father's urging, she agrees to dance with the battle-weary officers at this year's holiday masquerade. It's practically her civic duty! But when one such officer-whose dashing good looks cannot be disguised by a mere mask-sweeps her off her feet and into his arms, the innocent lass can't help herself. Her lips are his for the taking.But will he betray his country for a kiss?
Navy lieutenant Aiden Murray has spent too many months at sea to be immune to the charms of this lovely beauty. Even after he returns to his ship, she lives in his dreams. But when he discovers Maddie's true identity-and learns that her father is accused of treason-will the brawny Scot risk his life to follow his heart?

 

I must admit that even though I really enjoyed reading this book, I had some problems deciding how to rate it. It is entertaining, thrilling and captivating, well-written and has wonderful characters but - and that is a huge "but" in my romance-seeking heart- sometimes I thought that it was a bit too much of bad luck and, well, it probably reflects the times rather too well because those times were harsh and life wasn't predictable, especially when you were born out of wedlock and lived on the outskirts of society due to your status.

Rules and social status dominated the lives of the people and there was no Declaration of Human Rights or whatever to protect you when you were disgraced.

Unfortunately, truth and reality do not always mix well with romance and it took me a bit to accept that some really bad things happened to "my" heroes. *sigh*
Reality-is-a-bitch-issues aside, the book was really great and I didn't just enjoy the well-plotted story but also the interaction of the characters. So - once again a great book that I can recommend.


★★★★


Storm Unleashed by Ednah Walters is out!



And just another quick reminder for those of you 
who are waiting anxiously for the release of the amazing

Storm Unleashed by Ednah Walters




 

Finally out - Duke with Benefits by Mandy Collins



Just a quick reminder that the lovely 


by

Mandy Collins 

pubs today!