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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.

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

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.

Thoughts

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)

Thoughts

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

Waiting On Wednesday #79 – The Cows by Dawn O´Porter

Wednesday, November 28, 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.

Zuckerküsse Und Lamettaglitzern by Candis Terry

Friday, November 23, 2018
Tangled up in Tinsel was so much fun! I was cracking up while reading. Hot, steamy and with hilarious dialogues and scenes. If you love a good romance novel, with a bit Christmas spirit in it – this is your book.

Zuckerküsse und Lamettaglitzern
Author Candis Terry
Sunshine Creek Vineyard Series #3
Translation Gabriele Ramm
Original Title Tangled up in Tinsel
Publisher MIRA Taschenbuch on October 1, 2018
Genre Novel
Pages 363
Format Paperback
Source Publisher 


As if the holidays weren´t stressful enough, Parker has his hands full with the opening of his new restaurant. It has to be finished before Christmas because his big brother wants to celebrate his winter wedding in the rebuilt barn on the winery. And although Parker has not looked for a cook, Gabriella suddenly stands in front of him and applies as a chef. The beautiful half-Italian woman does not give up. She suggests a rehearsal for him. If it does not taste good, she promises, she will leave him alone. Parker knows he should not agree, but he can not resist … (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary)

Thoughts

I usually don´t like starting a series in the middle. It always gives me the feeling that something is missing – mostly the stories of the other characters who are showing up in the book I am holding in my hands.

Du Bist In Meiner Hand by Mary Higgins Clark

Thursday, November 22, 2018
Sad to say it, but this book was one big disappointment for me. I missed the authors usually brilliant psychological finesse among other things that normally work best for me when presented by MHC.

Du bist in meiner Hand
Author Mary Higgins Clark
Translation Karl-Heinz Ebnet
Original Title I´ve Got My Eyes On You
Publisher Heyne on October 1, 2018
Genre Thriller
Pages 318
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher 

The party ended at the bottom of the pool…
18-year-old Kerry takes advantage of her parents´ absence to celebrate a big pool party. The next morning, she is found dead at the bottom of the family pool. Kerry´s older sister Aline wants to find out what happened. Not only is Kerry´s friend suspicious, he argued loudly the day before. Even a neighbor boy behaves strangely. The deeper Aline researches in her sister´s environment, the closer she gets to the killer. And he will stop at nothing to stop her. (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary)


Thoughts

For many years, I am a huge Mary Higgins Clark fan and still read her books within no time. 

Waiting On Wednesday #78 – Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers

Wednesday, November 21, 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.

Nur In Der Dunkelheit Leuchten Die Sterne by Marieke Nijkamp

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The cover of the German edition of Before I Let Go looks beautiful and cold. But its real meaning became only visible to me while reading. There is one scene that tells you the entire novel in only a few sentences. Shocking sentences.

Nur in der Dunkelheit leuchten die Sterne*
Author Marieke Nijkamp
Translation Mo Zuber
Original Title Before I Let Go
Publisher Fischer FJB on October 24, 2018
Genre Novel
Pages 345
Format Softcover
Source Publisher
Goodreads

A small town in Alaska: Corey and Kyra have always been inseparable in their hometown of Lost Creek. As Corey moves away, she promises Kyra to stay in touch and visit her for the next vacation. But Kyra is dead. And Corey has to figure out what happened to her friend. (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary)

Thoughts

The author shows a story about two girls, who have to realize, that no matter what they do, one of them will never be a part of the village.

Pieces Of Her by Karin Slaughter

Friday, November 16, 2018
Not sure how to put it, but I can´t share the excitement, all the other readers have. In fact, this book was a disappointment for me. Or my expectations were way too high. Oh yes, the psychological finesse was there, but the figures? The plot? The author can do way better than what she presented here.

Pieces of Her
Author Karin Slaughter
Publisher William Morrow on August 21, 2018
Genre Thriller
Pages 480
Format Hardcover

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all …? Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she´s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she´s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she´s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don´t we? But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she´s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she´s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again. The police want answers and Laura´s innocence is on the line, but she won´t speak to anyone, including her own daughter. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother´s past. And if she can´t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them …

Thoughts

It took me weeks to get this book into my hands. And I was so eager to find out what all the critics were so delighted about. 

Frostblood by Elly Blake

Thursday, November 15, 2018
My first Elly Blake novel, but for sure not my last. Though I am not sure which edition I like the most, they all look wonderful in their very own way. But reading the novel was a pleasure and I am now looking forward to the next book. 

Frostblood
Author Elly Blake
Frostblood Saga #1
Publisher Hodder Paperbacks on May 4, 2017
Genre Fantasy
Pages 384
Format Paperback
Source Library 

Ruby is a Fireblood. In a land ruled by frost, her very existence is a crime. She´s spent her whole life in hiding. Until the day Frostblood soldiers raid her village and kill her mother. The day she swears to avenge her people. She must travel deep into the heart of the enemy, to the court of the Frost King, with only the mysterious warrior Arcus – a Frostblood rebel – by her side. But with alliances between flame and ice strictly forbidden, is Arcus friend of foe? Ruby will only have one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who took everything from her. But she has no idea just how hot her fire will burn …

Thoughts

I don´t know how many times I was holding this book at the library in my hands only to put it back on the shelf after a few seconds. 

Waiting On Wednesday #77 – Der Klang Der Täuschung by Mary E. Pearson

Wednesday, November 14, 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.

Blog Tour: Never Let Me Fall by Abbie Roads

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Today is my turn in the blog tour for NEVER LET ME FALL by Abbie Roads. The third book of her Fatal Dreams Series and available for purchase on all retail outlets! Please note: This post DOES NOT CONTAIN any affiliate links, though you will find some links to certain bookshops at the end of this post. 

If you don´t know the author or her work yet, I suggest you go and get her books ASAP. Especially if you are a fan of the dark contemporary romance genre with a hint of the paranormal. Abbie Roads doesn´t write in the way other authors do. But more to that a bit later. 

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Friday, November 09, 2018
One of the ladies from our town library brought this novel to my attention. The cover didn´t talk to me very much, but the text on the back did. And after reading a bit into it, I thought, why don´t give it a try?

Manhattan Beach
Author Jennifer Egan
Publisher Scribner on October 30, 2017
Genre Novel
Pages 448
Format Hardcover
Source Library 

Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. Years later, her father has disappeared, and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again and begins to understand the complexity of her father´s life, the reasons he might have vanished. 

Thoughts

Good, I have to admit, that I am not sure if I will read another book written by the author in the near or far future. 

Waiting On Wednesday #76 – Blackwood-Briefe An Mich by Britta Sabbag

Wednesday, November 07, 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.


It´s Release Day – Never Let Me Fall by Abbie Roads

Tuesday, November 06, 2018




Can you believe it?! Today we are celebrating the release of NEVER LET ME FALL by Abbie Roads. The third book of her FATAL DREAMS series!

WOOHOO!

But before we start the fun, I need to tell you, that this post does not contain any affiliate links, though you will find some to certain bookshops at the end of this post.

Now, let´s have some fun here.

Verliebt Für Eine Weihnachtsnacht by Sarah Morgan

Saturday, November 03, 2018
It took me a while to finish this novel. The tone was different from the other books. Not in a bad way, but yet different. And Madi turned out to be a star in Moonlight over Manhattan. I could literally see her running through the apartment and cause one heck of a mass.

Verliebt für eine Weihnachtsnacht
Author Sarah Morgan
From Manhattan With Love Series #6
Translation Ivonne Senn
Original Title Moonlight over Manhattan
Publisher Mira TB on October 8, 2018
Genre Novel
Pages 393
Format Paperback
Source Publisher 

Harriet Knight wants to face a challenge every day. But when the dog sitter meets her newest client, she gets a powerful stutter: Although the attractive doctor Ethan Black triggers a fever boost in many women, he fails miserably at the education of the irrepressible spaniel Madi. To help the dog, Harriet has no choice but to move into Ethan´s apartment in wintery Manhattan – where she falls head over heels in love with Ethan. But when her job is done, Harriet has to ask one thing: did she give Ethan her heart just for a Christmas night? Or for a lifetime? (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary)

Thoughts

No doubt, the romance factor is there. With all the snow, emotions and feelings you won´t find a page where you get bored. 
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