lördag 22 juli 2017

Recension: Klimax

Titel: Klimax
Serie: Sex nyanser av kärlek #3
Författare: Susanne Ahlenius
Förlag: Hoi Audio
Uppläsare: Callin Öhrvall Delmar
Längd: 44 min
Källa: BookBeat
Genre: Skönlitteratur, novell, 18+
Utgiven: 2017
Finns att köpa (ljudbok): Adlibris| Bokus
Betyg: 5 av 5





Om boken:

Klimax är tredje delen i en serie sex erotiska relationsnoveller där vi får följa sex väninnor som alla har problem med kärleken. På ett eller annat sätt.

En oskyldig chatt-flirt leder till ett möte på ett hotell. Det enda de har är en helg tillsammans där de lever ut sina drömmar och fantasier. Sedan måste Camilla och Adam skiljas åt. Det var så det var bestämt.

Men kommer de kunna hålla sig till överenskommelsen?

Kort om vad jag tyckte om novellen:

Detta är den novellen som innehåller mest erotik och ett "grovt" språk av de tre första novellerna som kommit ut. Trots att den innehåller mycket erotik så är det inte för mycket, precis som i Ahlenius böcker Dödlig åtrå och Dödligt dubbelspel, lyckas hon hålla det till en lagom dos.

Jag gillade nog denna novellen bäst än så länge och längtar efter den fjärde delen, Sveket, som kommer att komma ut någon gång i augusti. Jag går även och väntar på uppföljaren till Dödligt dubbelspel som förhoppningsvis kommer ut under detta året.

Tack Susanne Ahlenius för att du skriver så bra böcker och noveller som gör att man längtar efter nästa delen direkt efter man läst ut de andra delarna :)

Recension: Lögner

Titel: Lögner
Serie: Sex nyanser av kärlek #2
Författare: Susanne Ahlenius
Förlag: Hoi Audio
Uppläsare: Callin Öhrvall Delmar
Längd: 44 min
Källa: BookBeat
Genre: Skönlitteratur, novell, 18+
Utgiven: 2017
Finns att köpa (ljudbok):  Adlibris|Bokus
Betyg: 4 av 5


Om boken:

Lögner är andra delen i en serie av erotiska relationsnoveller där vi får följa sex väninnor som alla har problem med kärleken. På ett eller annat sätt.

Cattis är frustrerad, hennes pojkvän John har den senaste tiden jobbat över nästan varje kväll. Hon försöker ignorera magkänslan som vill påskina att han gör något annat. Något hon aldrig kommer att acceptera och när hon av misstag hör honom prata i telefonen förstår hon att han har matat henne med lögner. Lika lätt som man matar en guldfisk.

Lögner får en att göra märkliga saker och för Cattis blir det att utforska känslor hon inte ens vågat tänka än mindre följa tidigare.

Kort om vad jag tyckte om novellen:

Detta var en bra novell men inte lika bra som första delen men jag gillade denna ändå väldigt mycket. 

Lögner hade gärna fått vara lite längre då det kändes som den tog slut väldigt fort och lämnade en med en ge mig mer känsla (i alla fall i mitt fall). Novellen är lätt att hänga med i och håller fast en från första början om man gillar den här typen av noveller.

Precis som i första delen så är det Callin Öhrvall Delmar som har läst in denna novell och hennes berättarröst blir mer och mer behaglig att lyssna på. 

Är du en läsare som gillar erotiska relationsnoveller, gillar Susanne Ahlenius eller bara nyfiken på antingen genren eller författaren så rekommenderar jag dig till att prova på :)

torsdag 20 juli 2017

Recension: Gåvan

Titel: Gåvan
Serie: Sex nyanser av kärlek #1
Författare: Susanne Ahlenius
Förlag: Hoi Audio
Uppläsare: Callin Öhrvall Delmar
Längd: 1h & 34min
Källa: BookBeat
Genre: Skönlitteratur, novell, 18+
Utgiven: 2017
Finns att köpa (ljudbok):  Adlibris|Bokus
Finns att köpa (e-bok): Adlibris|Bokus
Betyg: 5 av 5


Om boken:

Gåvan är första delen i en serie om sex erotiska relationsnoveller där vi får följa sex väninnor som alla har problem med kärleken. På ett eller annat sätt.

Maria är framgångsrik inom förlagsvärlden men på det privata planet har hon svårt att känna sig tillfreds. I sin relation med sambon Erik är inget enkelt längre och hon ifrågasätter om hon någonsin har älskat honom.
Hennes barndomsvän, Johan, gör inte tillvaron lättare när han plötsligt river upp känslor som hon trodde att hon hade begravt för länge sedan.

Under en helg ställs allt på sin spets och Maria måste välja. Ska hon lyssna till sitt hjärta eller följa förnuftets röst?


Kort om vad jag tyckte om novellen:

Detta var en riktigt bra novell som jag tyckte väldigt mycket om. Jag har tidigare läst Susanne Ahlenius två böcker som jag älskade så när jag hittade denna var jag så klart tvungen att ge den en chans.

Den klassas som erotisknovell och till en viss del kan jag hålla med om det men älskade att den inte var ren och skör erotik då den innehöll en bra handling som gjorde att jag bara ville ha mer av Marias historia samtidigt som den avslutades väldigt bra.

Uppläsaren till denna novell är en som jag har börjat tycka om mer och mer speciellt efter hennes insats med böckerna Dödlig åtrå och Dödligt dubbelspel av samma författare.

Jag rekommenderar denna novell till er som gillade Audrey Carlans Calendar Girl och författarens två andra böcker men även till er som är nyfikna på författaren och gillar den här typen av noveller.


Book blitz: Worth Remembering

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Worth Remembering by Holly James. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 14 till 20 July. See the tour schedule here.

Worth RememberingWorth Remembering (English Rose #1)
by Holly James
Genre: Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: June 4, 2017

Blurb:
Running into her head-over-heels first love during a week’s holiday in Mallorca with her spirited friend Lou was not what Samantha Hillcrest had planned. When sparks fly on the idyllic Mediterranean island she wonders how she’ll be able to return home to her husband and grown-up children, pretending her life hasn’t been turned upside down. Caught between family commitments and the red-hot, sizzling chemistry she shares with Gabriel—her love from twenty-five years ago—Samantha faces an impossibly heart-breaking choice.

A stand-alone novel, Worth Remembering is the first story in the English Rose series which follows a group of authentic English women on their complicated romantic journeys.


You can find Worth Remembering on Goodreads

You can buy Worth Remembering here on Amazon
Worth Remembering is part of Kindle Unlimited.

About the Author:
Holly James was born and raised with her three siblings in Norfolk, England. She packed her bags at eighteen to spend the next four years at university. She lived in Newcastle, Birmingham, London, France, and Spain before settling in beautiful New Zealand. Her daily loves are good coffee, writing, her children, and her husband—the order depending on what kind of day she’s having.
All Holly’s books are stand-alones with no cliffhangers. To be notified of new releases subscribe to her mailing list at http://www.hollyjamesauthor.co.uk

You can find and contact Holly James here:
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tisdag 4 juli 2017

Book blitz: Sketches of My Soul

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Sketches of My Soul by TC Booth. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 3 till 9 July. See the tour schedule here.

Sketches of My SoulSketches of My Soul (Sketches #1)
By TC Booth
Genre: Contemporary
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: June 20, 2017

Blurb:
In the game of life, I was used to being on the losing team. The odds were stacked against me. Tegan’s Team—a mom who tried to control me, a dad who would rather drink then spend time being a father, a lying ex-boyfriend, and fake friends. Like any team however, you have that one shining star that stood out above the rest. For me that star was Emily, my best friend.

I guess life had pity on me the day it gave me a friend that always had my back. Life must have felt extra giving the day it gave me a cheer leader—Mrs. White, my next-door neighbor. She’d been more of a parent to me growing up then my own parents.

And then there was Andrew. He was my shooting star. One that I never saw coming. One that I hoped became mine over the summer of my senior year.

A glimpse into a crystal ball couldn’t have prepared me for that summer, though. The summer where a letter from my mom rocked me to the core. I felt the world shake with every word I read in that letter. By the time I reached the end, my world split wide open swallowing me whole.


You can find Sketches of My Soul on Goodreads

You can buy Sketches of My Soul on Amazon

If you sign-up for the author’s newsletter you can get a free copy of Sketches, the prequel novella to Sketches of My Soul.

About the Author:
TC Booth was born and raised in a small Ohio town where she currently lives with her husband, children, and fur covered baby Sammy.

She is an award winning author who loves to read and write young adult fiction. Besides her book addiction, TC enjoys music, attending Cavs games, going to the beach, eating chocolate and spending time with her family.

You can find and contact TC Booth here:
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måndag 3 juli 2017

Book blitz: Home Field

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Home Field by Laurie Winter. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 30 June till 13 July. See the tour schedule here.

Home FieldHome Field (Warriors of the Heart #1)
By Laurie Winter
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 30 June, 2017

Blurb:
One year after her husband is killed in action, Julie Ellis is back in her hometown and focused on raising her young son. Then Reagan Harrison bursts into her life—a cocky, charming linebacker who leaves her off balance.

As a successful, professional athlete, Reagan believes he has it all. But after meeting Julie, he finds every excuse in the book to spend time with her. Despite his best efforts not to fall too hard, Reagan envisions a future with Julie, along with the little boy he’s come to love as his own.

While Reagan’s protective love begins to mend Julie’s spirit, she can’t suppress her continued deep devotion to her late husband’s memory. And when a letter arrives from beyond the grave, Reagan resolves to provide her with the answers she desperately needs to heal. Now Julie must choose either to keep her heart closed off or remove the lock and fight for a future with Reagan. Can a second chance at true love be just as sweet?


You can find Home Field on Goodreads

You can buy Home Field here:
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- Barnes & Noble
- Kobo
- Google Play
- Wild Rose Press


Laurie WinterAbout the Author:
Laurie Winter is a true warrior of the heart. Inspired by her dreams, she creates authentic characters who overcome the odds and find true love. She keeps her life balanced with regular yoga practice and running. When not pounding the pavement or the keyboard, she's enjoying time with her family, who are scattered between Wisconsin and Michigan. Laurie has three kids and one fantastic husband, all who inspire her to chase her dreams.

You can find and contact Laurie Winter here:
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Giveaway
There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Home Field. One winner will win a reader's gift basket (US Only). It includes:
* An Alice in Wonderland inspired teacup and saucer set
* Paperback of ON THE CORNER OF KING STREET by Mary Ellen Taylor
* Paperback of UNDER AN ADIRONDACK SKY by Karen Rock
* a $10 Amazon gift card
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Cover reveal: The Truth About Porn Star Boyfriends


The Truth about Porn Star Boyfriends
Sunniva Dee
Publication date: August 15th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

I guess I just forgot.
To ask him what he did for a living, I mean.
And by the time I did, I was in—balls deep, as he’d call it.
He was the perfect boyfriend.
Attentive, gorgeous, guessing my every wish and fulfilling them.
The sex was earth-shattering.
He even dealt with my crazy mom the way no one else could.
He popped the question, God, such a perfect guy.
There was just one issue:
He f*cked other girls on camera for a living.
How the hell do you deal with that?
EXCERPT:
I slept over at his house. I did. I just couldn’t go home after everything he told me. I didn’t accept the invite to come with him on the boat today though. I didn’t ask him if he was going without me either. If he is, wouldn’t he be inviting some “friends,” some Alicias or Silks? I don’t want to know.
It’s not difficult to get my shifts back at Mintrer’s. With Il Signore’s nonna at the hospital, the family spends as much time at her bedside as they can.
Mom calls.
She sounds okay.
I need to verify in person even though Paul is next door, hopefully keeping her busy with his garden statues and homemade fountains. He likes my quirky mother because he’s quirky himself. That’s my guess anyway. I don’t think I can handle any new rocks hurled at Status Quo at the moment, especially not from Mom.
The boat is ready.
I only returned to my house two hours again, and this is what Ciro texts me? I roll my eyes. Frieda lowers the bagel she held up for me—everything or just sesame seeds?—and says, “That isn’t the porn star, is it?”
“Yeah, it’s Drake Constantine.” I pull out the syllables mocking him even though each sound opens my chest again.
“Well, at least he’s got a nice artist name. He’s no Jake daBoner or Cassius Erectus.”
I snort.
“Drake Constantine boned me in the ass last night,” she quotes as if from Shakespeare. She gazes beyond the bagel she now holds up like a skull.
I chuckle a little bit, and Frieda smiles. Smiles so wide it makes me feel guilty over everything I’ve put her through. I know she suffers with me. She didn’t sleep last night knowing I was with Ciro.
“What’s he saying?”
“He tells me he’s got the boat ready.”
“For that Catalina trip?”
“Mhmm.”
“You’re not doing that too, are you?” She drops the halves of the bagel into the toaster.
“Not the everything,” I say. “Can I have the sesame seed one instead?”
She presses her mouth together in a stern line but listens and fishes the everything one out and drops the sesame bagel in instead. “Happy now?”
“Very.”
“You’re not going, right?”
“No.” I want to slap my heart and my body for agreeing that we should say yes. “I already told you. I’m visiting Mom this morning, and then I’m working. If I get to do some overtime this weekend, I’m happy. I need the money, and I really don’t want to mope around the house.”
I’ll wait for you if you’re asleep.
I said I wasn’t going. Can’t. We
I hit “send” before I can finish the “We’re over, remember?” part. It was easier to yell it to him when I was furious. Today, I don’t know how I feel.
Why can’t you? He doesn’t ask about the We part? He knows.
“He’s so stubborn,” I murmur and type again.
Because, when are you seeing someone else for a f*** fest?
He deserves that I’m being crude. Hell, he’s being crude every hour of every work day.
He takes a moment to reply. Long enough for Frieda to scoot a plate and the tub of cream cheese in front of me. “Stop texting with him. You’re only dragging it out. You know that, right? I thought you’d blocked him.”
“He has a work phone too. On-freaking-call cell. Ha!”


Author Bio:
Between studies, teaching, and advising, Sunniva has spent her entire adult life in a college environment. Most of her novels are new adult romance geared toward smart, passionate readers with a love for eclectic language and engaging their brain as well as their heart while reading.
Born in the Land of the Midnight Sun, the author spent her early twenties making the world her playground. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece--Argentina: Buenos Aires, in particular. The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in Los Angeles, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah.
Sometimes, Sunniva writes with a paranormal twist (Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and Cat Love). At other times, it's contemporary (Pandora Wild Child, Leon's Way, Adrenaline Crush, Walking Heartbreak, and Dodging Trains, coming in late March 2016).
This author is the happiest when her characters let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok, and like in real life, her goal is to keep the reader on her toes until the end of each story.

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Book Blitz: Freak

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Freak by Erin Lee. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 27 June till 3 July. See the tour schedule here.

FreakFreak
by Erin Lee
Genre: LBGT/ Contemporary
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: 29 June, 2017

Blurb:
Regret Comes in Every Color of the Rainbow

Based on Erin Lee’s novella, Her Name Was Sam, Freak is the story of Kelly and Morgan, the mother and sister of Sam Harris, in the aftermath of her suicide. Bullied for being brave enough to show her true colors to the world, Sam has been gone exactly one year and Kelly and Morgan are left to tackle the grief that comes with regret in her absence.

But Sam’s story is far from over…

Through the love of Willow, a teenager intent on standing up for her “Freak” best friend at all costs, Ryan is able to finally come out to family and friends. His transformation from ashamed to proud with Willow’s help gives new meaning to Sam’s story and how things could have been.

Because love comes in all shades too.


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Erin LeeAbout the Author:
Erin Lee is a freelance writer and therapist chasing a crazy dream one reality at a time. She is the author of Crazy Like Me, a novel published in 2015 by Savant Books and Publications, LLC, Wave to Papa, 2015, by Limitless Publishing, LLC and Nine Lives (2016). She’s also author of Alters, Host, and Merge of the “Lola, Party of Eight Series,” When I’m Dead, Take Me As I Am, Greener, Something Blue, Once Upon a Vow and 99 Bottles. She also penned Her Name Was Sam, an LGBTQ awareness novella. She is author of Losing Faith, and co-author of The Morning After with Black Rose Writing. These days, she spends her free time working on the sequels to this novel, Jimmie’s Ice Cream and Thing Fifteen.

Lee is a co-founder of the Escape From Reality Series. She, along with authors Sara Schoen and Taylor Henderson, are working with twenty other authors to bring the hopes, dreams, fears and terrors of a tiny fictional town alive. The town and its setting is exactly the type of place a man like Jimmie might escape to as the bodies thawed.

Lee holds a master’s degree in psychology and works with at-risk families and as a court appointed special advocate. She cannot write horror with the lights off. However, these days, she’s getting braver and dimming them. She’ll get there . . .
You can find and contact Erin Lee here:
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