2019 New Release Challenge – Sign-Up

Friday, December 07, 2018
It is kind of fun. I haven´t even wrapped-up the ongoing challenge as the year still has some weeks left and some new releases are still waiting for me to be read. But I am already signing- up for this challenge and hope that it´ll be as much fun to do as it has been the last three years.
The challenge will be hosted by Lexxie & Brandee at (un)Conventional Bookworms.

I am planning on reading books like I do every year so the next year won´t be any different when it comes to me, books and reading. The only difference might be, that I probably won´t be reading as many new releases as I have during the past years.

Eternal Kiss Of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost

Thursday, December 06, 2018
The vampire world the author has created is one you can´t forget once started. And the design of the German editions was what made me want to read her books. Over the years I dug deep into the world of Cat and her - more or less friends - and discovered a fascinating beauty when it comes to the Cat and Bones universe.

Eternal Kiss Of Darkness
Author Jeaniene Frost
Night Huntress World #2
Publisher Avon Books on July 27, 2010
Genre Vampire 
Pages 361
Format Paperback

Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she´s only imagined in her worst nightmares.
At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master vampire who thought he´d seen it all. Then Kira appears, this fearless beautiful … human who braved death to rescue him. Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life. Yet sending her away is unthinkable. But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose either the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.


I might not agree with some of the things that happen in this novel, but the writing style and language the author uses give you a wonderful reading pleasure.

Waiting On Wednesday #80 – Prinzessin Undercover-Enthüllungen by Connie Glynn

Wednesday, December 05, 2018
is a weekly event that was originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.

I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

Submarin by Andreas Eschbach

Tuesday, December 04, 2018
After reading the first book, Aquamarin, I had to read this too. The cover is similar to the first one and fits in perfectly. And for all those, who don´t know the author´s name yet, Andreas Eschbach is a German writer, who is also responsible for the great Out-Trilogy. Among other wonderful novels.

Author Andreas Eschbach
Aquamarin Series #2
Publisher Arena on June 19, 2017
Genre Children 14+
Pages 451
Format Hardcover
Source Library

Since Saha has learned of her true origins, everything is different: She is a sea girl, half human, half submarine. Together with her flock of underwater people, she sets off to get acquainted with life in the ocean. The sea is mysterious and beautiful – and when Saha encounters the mysterious prince of the Gray Riders, she is enchanted. Should she ever return to land? But the king of the Shoal has terrible plans for the submarines, and he has thrown his eye on Saha, the mediator between the worlds. When a terrible hunt sets in, it´s suddenly up to her to protect the swarm and make a momentous decision. A decision that could mean the end of all submarines … (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary)


Almost two years ago I had read the first book and was thrilled. There was action, a struggling main figure and a secret that gave the story the special something.

First Drop Of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost

Monday, December 03, 2018
It was love at first sight between me and the cover of the German edition. The original cover, to be honest, is not really my taste. But it is the story between the two book cover that matters, right? And that is one, you don´t want to miss. Not when you are a true Cat & Bones fan.

First Drop of Crimson
Author Jeaniene Frost
Night Huntress World #1
Publisher Avon Books on February 9, 2010
Genre Vampire
Pages 371
Format Paperback

The night is not safe for mortals. Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows – her best friend is half-vampire Cat Crawfield – and she has already lost more than the average human could bear. But her family´s dark past is wrapped in secrets and shrouded in darkness – and a demon shapeshifter has marked Denise as prey. Now her survival depends on an immortal who craves a taste of her.
He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human – even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the demon nightmare together …


This story is brilliant as a single novel and set, if you like, after the fourth volume of the Night Huntress series. 

2018 Beat The Backlist – Close-Up

Saturday, December 01, 2018
This reading challenge was focused on knocking off titles that have been on my TBR for a while, or even ones that got pushed aside for new releases.

Fireblood by Elly Blake

Friday, November 30, 2018
It took a bit to get this book, but the waiting was absolutely worth it. This second part of the Frostblood saga was even better than the first one. And with that end, I am eager to get my hands on the third volume as soon as possible.

Author Elly Blake
Frostblood Saga #2
Publisher Hodder Paperbacks on September 7, 2017
Genre Fantasy
Pages 304
Format Paperback
Source Library

Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise my lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby´s powers and past … Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood named Kai to Sudesia, where she must master her control of fire in a series of trials to gain the trust of the suspicious Fireblood queen. Only then can she hope to access the knowledge that could defeat the rampaging Minax – which grows closer every moment. But as sparks fly in her moments alone with Kai, how can Ruby decide whom to trust? The fate of both kingdoms is now in her hands.


Well, not sure if I will get Nightblood as UK edition or wait until the German edition comes out next April, but one thing is for sure: I will read it!

Still Broken by April Dawson

Thursday, November 29, 2018
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL COVER – holy smokes! The minute I saw it I was hooked and praying that I would be among the lucky few who could get a copy from the publisher. The colors, the different fonts, the light and the raindrop you see falling *sigh*

Still Broken
Author April Dawson
Original Title Still Broken
Publisher LYX on October 26, 2018
Genre Novel
Pages 304
Format Softcover
Source Publisher 

A love that is worth everything …
When Nora falls in love with unapproachable Max at college, the most exciting time of her life begins. The feelings between them are passionate, real and so different from anything she´s experienced before – even if everyone warned her about Max. However, as they get closer, Norah feels more strongly that Max hides something from her – but also that her love is worth every fight, even if Max´ secret could turn her life forever upside down … (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary)


And combined with the very intriguing sounding blurb, it promises you a romantic love story with a dramatic twist. 
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