tisdag 31 oktober 2017

Book Blitz: Choosing Hope


Choosing Hope
Holly Kammier
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: October 31st 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Thriller

Choosing Hope is a harrowing story of passion and deceit, the things we do for love and the rabbit holes we tumble into chasing elusive fairy-tale endings. Dark around the edges with a shocking twist I didn’t see coming, this is the kind of book you’ll be passing around to your friends so you can talk about it. Holly Kammier delivers romance, suspense, and a strong, smart heroine who turns out to be nobody’s victim. Don’t miss this one! – Kat Ross, best-selling author of The Midnight Sea
A broken marriage.
A love affair.
A lie that changes it all…

Hope Rains Sullivan is living the dream—a successful husband, two beautiful young boys, and a charming home in Northern California. She should be happy. She almost convinced herself she was, until Adrian came along.
Adrian, appears to be everything her husband isn’t. He works with his hands, and is even willing to use them in a fight. He’s sexy, strong and fit, with warm brown skin that alludes to his Spanish background. Best of all, he lives for spending time with his kids. Feeling alone in her marriage, Adrian offers her a way out
Hope’s affair is just the beginning. Her journey inward will require untangling her complicated past and surviving an astonishing revelation. Her lover is not who he pretends to be.
She’s searching for her happily-ever-after, and no matter how painful the journey, she’ll find what she’s been looking for all along—the chance to choose Hope.
EXCERPT:
I held my breath for a beat and tilted my head to press my lips against his. Our mouths parted, fitting softly together at first, until he kissed me harder.
He tasted so good, my body pushed closer. Our lips knew each other. I moved on top of his lap, my legs on either side. His warmth, his crisp citrus scent. This was what kissing someone should feel like.
Hormones, pheromones, love, whatever it was, washed over me. I needed this man. I wanted to feel this way every hour of every single day.
My hand found its way up the back of his shirt. His skin ran hot. The ocean roared. I heard voices talking low, a couple walking by us.
His hand pressed into the small of my back. His other hand grabbed at the nape of my neck. He whispered, “I love you, Hope.”
I froze. He tried to kiss to me again. He couldn’t, not with my lower lip firmly entrenched in my teeth. I bit down with such force, I worried I’d draw blood. Why was he doing this to me? Why was I allowing it to happen?
His amber-green eyes looked into mine.
Tears pooled against my lashes.
“I wish you could feel what I’m feeling,” he said, “so you’d know it’s true.”


Author Bio:
Co-owner of Acorn Publishing, Holly Kammier is a UCLA honors graduate and an accomplished content editor. With a background in journalism, she has worked everywhere from CNN in Washington, D.C. and KCOP-TV in Los Angeles, to the NBC affiliate in small-town Medford, Oregon.
Holly is the best-selling author of the novel, Kingston Court, and Could Have Been Hollywood, a memoir. She recently completed her third book, Choosing Hope, a spin-off from Kingston Court. Choosing Hope is a harrowing story of passion and deceit, and the things we do for love.
Holly resides in her hometown of San Diego, California, close to family and friends. A world traveler in her younger years, these days when she isn’t writing or working with new authors, she spends much of her time hanging out with her two boys, Josh and Alex. Holly is an avid reader with a passion for timeless books and beautiful writing. She also enjoys long walks with her Jack Russell Terrier, romantic movies, and making her mischievous sons smile wider.


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måndag 30 oktober 2017

Cover reveal: Inseparable

Today is the cover reveal for Inseparable by Siobhan Davis. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.

InseparableInseparable
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: 9 January, 2018

Blurb:
A gritty, angsty, friends-to-lovers standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis.

A childhood promise. An unbreakable bond. One tragic event that shatters everything.

It all started with the boys next door…

Devin and Ayden were my best friends. We were practically joined at the hip since age two. When we were kids, we thought we were invincible, inseparable, that nothing or no one could come between us.

But we were naive.

Everything turned to crap our senior year of high school.

Devin was turning into a clone of his deadbeat lowlife father—fighting, getting wasted, and screwing his way through every girl in town. I’d been hiding a secret crush on him for years. Afraid to tell him how I felt in case I ruined everything. So, I kept quiet and slowly watched him self-destruct with a constant ache in my heart.

Where Devin was all brooding darkness, Ayden was the shining light. Our star quarterback with the bright future whom everyone loved. But something wasn’t right. He was so guarded, and he wouldn’t let me in.

When Devin publicly shamed me, Ayden took my side, and our awesome-threesome bond was severed. The split was devastating. The heartbreak inevitable.

Gradually, Ayden and I grew closer. We graduated and moved on with our lives, but the pain never lessened, and Devin was never far from our thoughts.

Until it all came to a head in college, and one eventful night changed everything.

Now, I’ve lost the two people who matter more to me than life itself. Nothing will ever be the same again.


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Inseparable Excerpt:

Prologue

Present Day - Angelina

Life is just a flow of interconnecting moments in time. A combination of well-thought-out actions and spontaneous reactions. A sequence of events and people moving in and out of your personal stratosphere.
At least, that’s how I’ve always viewed it.
Like a squiggly line veering up and down with no apparent pattern. Plotting the highs; pinpointing the lows. Showcasing the happy times. Highlighting the mistakes and the resulting consequences. Calling into focus all the myriad of things I should’ve done differently if I had known.
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with the notion of time—making a beeline for the fortune tellers every year when the carnival descended on the wide, open grassy field just outside town. I saved my pocket money all year round so I could have my fortune told. The idea that you could see into the future, to know what was around the corner, held an enormous fascination for me.
I wanted to make something of my life.
To dedicate myself to a profession that helped others.
To know happiness awaited me.
To receive confirmation that the two most important people in my life would always be in it. Because even the thought I could lose Ayden or Devin always sent horrific tremors of fear rushing through me.
For as long as I can remember, it had always been the three of us. Best friends to the end. The awesome-threesome. Forever infinity. It was a friendship more akin to family. A meeting of minds and hearts and promises. A connection so deep that we swore nothing or no one would ever come between us. We committed ourselves in a secret bond when we were twelve, and the commitment was imprinted on my heart in the same way it was inked on my skin.
I could never have predicted what was to come.
That I’d be the one to destroy everything.
No fortune teller ever told me that.
For years, I’ve thought of nothing but the what-ifs, and obsessed over so many questions.
What if a fortune teller had told me what would come to pass? Would things have been different?
What would I change?
Would I have had the strength to stay away from my two best friends? To forge a completely different path in life? To deny something that was intrinsically a part of myself? Could I slice my heart apart knowing it was the right thing to do?
For years these questions have plagued me.
But I’m too afraid to confront the truth even though it’s front and center. Even though I carry it with me like a thundercloud, hovering and threatening but never opening up, never letting the storm loose.
Some truths are far too painful to acknowledge out loud.
As if to speak the words would confirm what I already know about myself.
That I’m weak, selfish, and not at all the person I thought I was.
Perhaps that’s why we don’t have that cognitive ability—to see the future, to know what lies ahead. I’ve thought of it often. If it’s evolution. If at some time in the future humans will be able to sense the path of their destiny. To alter their fate. To assume full control over every aspect of their life with conscious decision.
For now, all I’ve got is that squiggly line and a huge helping of regret.
What good comes from continually looking back? From locking myself in the haunted mansion of my past? Meandering with the ghosts of guilt and shame? For a girl who spent her happy youth so focused on the future, it’s a very sorry state of affairs. But I’m stuck in this washing machine that is my so-called life. The faster it churns, the more I lose myself. So, I try to stop time. To stand still. To numb myself to my reality. To blank out feeling and emotion. To close myself off. To never allow another human to imprint on my heart or to see into the black, murky depths of my soul.
The honest truth is, if I’d had a crystal ball—if I’d known what was going to happen—I still wouldn’t have changed a thing.
Because I would’ve missed those high points. Those happy memories that are the only thing keeping me alive right now.
If that’s what you can call my current existence.
And that makes me the most selfish, conceited liar on the planet.
***
Copyright © Siobhan Davis 2017


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SiobhanAbout the Author:
USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling True Calling, Saven, and Kennedy Boys series.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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tisdag 24 oktober 2017

Recension: Mitt liv

Titel: Mitt liv
Författare: Caitlyn Jenner
Översättare: Katarina Jansson
Förlag: Bokförlaget Forum
Antal sidor: 288 
Källa: Recensionsexemplar från förlaget i utbyte mot ärlig recension (tack så mycket)
Genre: Biografi
Utgiven: 2017
Finns att köpa: Adlibris|Bokus
Betyg: 3,5 av 5

Om boken:

I april 2015 uppmärksammades ett omslag av tidskriften Vanity Fair världen över. Framsidan pryddes av en lång och ståtlig kvinna i en figurkramande klänning. Caitlyn Jenner hade gjort sin debut.

Som friidrottare nådde Bruce Jenner ikonstatus när han tog OS-guld i tiokamp för herrar i Montréal, 1976. Men i slutet av 00-talet blev han för många främst känd genom realityserien "Keeping up with the Kardashians". Där har tittare världen över följt Bruce i hans äktenskap med Kris och livet med de övriga medlemmarna i "USA:s kungafamilj". Vad man länge inte fick veta var att Jenner i hela sitt liv kämpat med sin könsidentitet, något som blev känt först 2015 när Jenner berättade om sin transsexualitet och kommande könsbyte.

Tillsammans med journalisten bakom det omskrivna reportaget i Vanity Fair, Buzz Bissinger, berättar hon nu sin historia. Om sporten, kändisskapet och den tuffa tid som varit, men också om tillfredsställelsen i att äntligen hitta hem.

Kort om vad jag tyckte om boken:

Detta var en intressant bok att läsa speciellt eftersom jag gillar familjen Kardashian/Jenner men varit lite nyfiken på att veta mer om Caitlyn då det inte har varit så mycket fokus på henne.

Under bokens gång får man följa Bruces resa till att bli den vackra Caitlyn. Språket i boken är bra, inga svåra ord och något jag gillade med den var alla bilder som fanns med i den. Enda jag inte var ett större fan var allt hoppande fram och tillbaka mellan dåtid och nutid då det var hoppande mitt i ett avsnitt som handlade om kanske just nutiden men trots allt så var det intressant att läsa om.

Gillar man att läsa om personers liv, framförallt kändisars liv, om man gillar  familjen Kardashian/Jenner och om man vill läsa om hur livet kan se ut för en känd person som "helt plötsligt" börjar leva sitt liv som en annan person rekommenderar jag denna bok. 

måndag 23 oktober 2017

Recension: Flickorna på Englandsbåten

Titel: Flickorna på Englandsbåten
Serie: Nora Sands (#1)
Författare: Lone Theils
Uppläsare: Sara Edwardsson
Översättare: Margareta Järnebrand
Förlag: Norstedts
Längd: 11h 24min
Antal sidor: 332 
Källa: BookBeat
Genre: Skönlitteratur, Thriller
Utgiven: 2016
Finns att köpa: Adlibris|Bokus
Betyg: 5 av 5

Om boken:

Två danska flickor försvann spårlöst på en färja till England 1985. Många år senare dyker ett foto av dem upp i en gammal resväska i en second hand-butik i den lilla engelska kuststaden Brine.

Journalisten Nora Sand som arbetar i London för den danska tidningen Globalt börjar nysta i historien. Hon beger sig till Danmark för att undersöka flickornas brokiga bakgrund på en ungdomsinstitution. Snart dras hon in i ett fall med en ohygglig seriemördare som avtjänar ett livstidsstraff på det beryktade fängelset Wolf Hall. Samtidigt som hennes ungdomskärlek dyker upp oväntat i London gräver Nora så djupt i det gamla fallet att hon till sist får anledning att frukta för sitt liv.

Kort om vad jag tyckte om boken:

Flickorna på Englandsbåten är Lone Theils deckardebut och en riktigt bra debut är det också då boken var spännande från början till slutet.
Denna bok har jag haft som tågbok och jag har inte varit det minsta besviken under bokens gång.

Det jag gillar mest med denna bok är huvudpersonen journalisten Nora Sand då hon är en stark kvinnlig karaktär som inte ger sig i första taget utan vågar gräva fram ännu mer trots att hon riskerar sitt eget liv för sanningen. 

Boken är som jag skrev spännande från början till slutet och jag älskar hur den tilltalar en genom sin handling. Språket i boken är bra och Sara Edwardsson gör ett bra jobb med att läsa in boken med sin behagliga röst som gör att man kan lyssna på den längre än vad man kanske har bestämt sig för att göra. 

Nu ser jag framemot att få starta min nya tågbok som heter Den blå poetens kärlek och är andra fristående delen i böckerna om Nora Sands.

Gillar man deckare och vill läsa mer skandinaviska författare rekommenderar jag denna bok :)

Recension: Monster

Titel: Monster
Författare: Joakim Lundell
Förlag: Forum
Antal sidor: 188
Källa: Recensionsexemplar från förlaget i utbyte mot en ärlig recension (tack så mycket!)
Genre: Biografi
Utgiven: 2017
Finns att köpa: Adlibris|Bokus
Betyg: 4 av 5

Om boken:

Hans Youtubekanaler har sammanlagt över en miljon prenumeranter. På Instagram följs han av mer än 800 000 personer. Hans musik slår lyssningsrekord på Spotify. Joakim Lundell, tidigare känd som Jockiboi, är idag tveklöst en av Sveriges största influencers. Men vägen dit är full av smärtsamma minnen.

Under sin uppväxt placeras Joakim i fosterhem och ungdomshem och bollas mellan olika myndigheter. Han lever en tid som hemlös och hamnar i drogmissbruk och kriminalitet. Ensamheten driver honom till flera självmordsförsök. Vändningen kommer när han träffar sin fru Jonna. Med henne finner Joakim den trygghet och självkänsla han tidigare saknat.

Monster är en drabbande och hoppfull berättelse om en man som slår sig fri från en till synes nattsvart tillvaro, och blir en röst och en vän för hundratusentals människor.


Kort om vad jag tyckte om boken:

Alla har vi på ett eller annat sätt hört talas om Joakim Lundell, även tidigare känd som Jockiboi, men hur många är vi som känner till hur han har haft det under sin uppväxt. Jag ska vara ärlig med att jag aldrig har varit något större fan av Joakim Lundell och inte förstått vitsen med allt han har gjort men ändå så lockade hans bok mig (kanske på grund av att barnen på jobb pratar mycket om honom).

Monster är en intressant bok där man får följa hans resa från en liten pojke som levde i en otrygg värld till den personen han är idag. Under bokens gång kände jag som att man har fått en hyfsad förklaring till hur han har betett sig men jag har inte upplevt det alls som att han skyller allt på sin uppväxt.
För mig känns det mer som att denna bok är en form av bearbetning som många andra böcker i denna genren kan vara när man har haft en tragisk uppväxt.

Efter att ha läst boken och fått ytterligare inblick i hur han har betett sig samt när jag tänker tillbaka till hur hans blogginlägg/videoklipp kunde vara så känns det lite konstigt att barn redan från årskurs 1 har följt/följer honom. Absolut kan jag förstå att de kan tycka att hans gamla videoklipp kan ha varit roligt med tanke på vilken åldersnivå vissa av hans skämt/spratt var på men personligen känner jag att det hade varit bättre om man satt en åldersgräns. Jag kan med gott samvete säga att min 9-åriga bonusson har för mig inte fått kolla på hans Youtube just på grund av att jag tycker att han är för ung. 

Överlag gillade jag boken väldigt mycket och tyckte den helt klart var läsvärd trots alla negativa recensioner jag har hört om boken.
Jag rekommenderar boken till er, som precis som mig, älskar att läsa biografier med tragiska uppväxter.

måndag 16 oktober 2017

Recension: STHLM Grotesque

Titel: STHLM Grotesque
Serie: STHLM (#2)
Författare: Hanna E Lindberg
Förlag: Norstedts
Antal sidor: 438
Källa: Recensionsexemplar från författaren och förlaget i utbyte mot en ärlig recension (tack så mycket!)
Genre: Skönlitteratur, Thriller
Utgiven: 2017
Finns att köpa: Adlibris|Bokus
Betyg: 4 av 5

Om boken:

GULDKOCKEN ÄR GALAN för alla som räknas i Stockholms krogvärld - och journalisten Solveig Berg är på plats. Men kvällen slutar i kaos. Hennes chefredaktör blir skjuten av en okänd gärningsman. 

Polisen leds in på ett villospår och Solveig tvingas ut i en farlig jakt på sanningen. Hon konfronteras med mörka krafter i lyxkrogarnas slutna rum. Ju djupare hon gräver, desto farligare blir det.

Skandalfotografen Lennie Lee är tillbaka i Stockholm efter att ha varit borta i tre år. Han befinner sig på botten, men får en oväntad chans att återta sin förlorade plats i rampljuset - om han spelar spelet rätt.

Kort om vad jag tyckte om boken:

Äntligen är den fristående fortsättningen på STHLM Confidential här och karaktärerna Solveig Berg och Lennie Lee tillbaka.

Boken är spännande, handlingen flyter på bra och språket är lätt att förstå. Det jag gillade var att boken inte var förutsägbar för min del då jag trodde skytten var en helt annan än den det verkligen var. Ytterligare något  jag gillade med denna är hur Solveig Berg inte ger sig i första taget utan fortsätter trots att hon vet att det bara blir mer och mer farligare för henne.

Att boken inte får fullt betyg ut handlar endast om att det blev lite segt för mig att komma in i den till en början men som tur är så släppte det för den blev bättre och bättre.

Man behöver inte ha läst STHLM Confidential innan man läser denna då handlingarna inte hänger ihop men då jag älskade den så tycker jag att ni ska läsa den innan ni ger er in i denna.

Jag rekommenderar den till alla som gillar svenska thrillers och till den som söker en spännande bok. 

söndag 15 oktober 2017

Book Blitz: Lure


Lure
C.M. Stunich
(Mafia Queen, #1)
Publication date: September 21st 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense
Three gloriously wicked mafia bosses.
They play with the dark strings of my heart, lure me into temptation.
As the daughter of crime kingpin, Carlo Costello, I have responsibilities.
First, ferret out the traitors.
Next, bring four legendary New York City families together.
I feel like a pawn on the board, a piece lost in a dirty game of violence, sex, and corruption.
But I’m done with being the pawn; I want to be queen.
And I’ll have three kings to reign beside me.
That is, if the sex and the seduction doesn’t kill me first.
One of my lovers is a traitor.
My heart doesn’t care.
But the families will.
EXCERPT:
“Miss Costello,” a voice greeted before I’d even gotten the chance to settle onto the leather bench seat. “It’s a pleasure.”
Holy. Shit.
My skin rippled with sinful delight and I unknowingly wet my lower lip with my tongue.
The voice that was speaking from the shadows was warm, but dangerous, this easy tone that belied the true nature underneath. It was darkness made sound, like church bells in the night, a warning to lone travelers to stay away. To run.
I just wasn’t sure if I was supposed to run away … or run toward it.
“Mr. Moran,” I said, feeling my heartbeat pick up in a staccato rhythm that sloshed the blood between my ears and turned the volume up on my pulse to a point where I could barely hear my own thoughts.
I blinked several times, trying to adjust to the low light in the backseat.
Before I’d even gotten the chance to gather my thoughts, a hand was coming to rest on my right leg, the scorching path of a thumbprint chasing its away across the bare skin below the slit in my dress.
Shivers of heat rose up in my skin, obliterating the words in my mouth, freezing my hand in mid-movement as I tried to shove Marcell’s away.
“A pleasure,” he repeated, withdrawing his hand and leaving me an icy ruin.
“I …” I had no idea what to say, sitting there and blinking through the shadows at the most beautiful man I’d ever seen. I mean Bo was handsome, but … the man sitting next to me was pure unadulterated sin. He was lust given life, a demon risen from the depths of hell, as beautiful as he was dangerous.
The words died on my lips.
“Can I get you a drink?” he asked, his eyes as black as the darkness outside the SUV, his hair an indistinguishable shade from the shadows. His smile was liquid agony, melting my insides and calling up every single shred of my DNA that belonged to the Costello family.
Hot. Impulsive. Easy to anger and quick to lust.
It was literally in my blood.
And I’d been ignoring it for eight, almost nine, years.
That was going to come back to bite me in the ass, wasn’t it?


Author Bio:
C.M. Stunich is a self-admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts. Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn’t mind – especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person. Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands (among other things). If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M. has decided to have herself committed.
She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.
Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.

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lördag 7 oktober 2017

Book Blitz: Always with you

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Always With You by Hannah Ellis. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 3 till 9 October. See the tour schedule here.

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Always With YouAlways With You
By Hannah Ellis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 3 October 2017

Blurb:
A secret kept for more than twenty years. A daughter intent on finding the truth…

In 1994, twenty-one-year-old Evelyn Taylor left England to backpack around Australia. When she stopped off in the dusty outback town of Kununurra, she never expected to fall in love with the place - and the people. But Joe Sullivan captured her heart, and when her fun-filled year in Australia came to an end, saying goodbye to him was the hardest thing she’d ever done.

In 2017, Evelyn’s daughter, Libby, embarks on her own Australian adventure. Grief-stricken following her mother’s death, she’s determined to find the father she never met.

Little does she know that digging up the past will be more complicated than she ever imagined.
Excerpt:

“I’m going to come straight out and ask,” Heidi said, pausing from filing her nails. “Do you want a hug? We could just sit here and cry for the morning if you want? I’d deal with anyone who tried to interrupt.”
I chuckled lightly as I started the process of extracting my outer layer of clothing and readying myself for a morning of making beds and cleaning up after a bunch of strangers. “No, thanks!”
“We can find a minibar to raid if you want?”
“I don’t think so.”
“A regular-sized bar then, if you insist!”
“Did Mel message you?” I asked, pulling on the ugly grey tabard and switching my shoes for a pair of well-worn Crocs.
“Only like a thousand times,” Heidi said, swivelling to sit upright on the couch. “She told me to look out for you today. As if I don’t look out for you every day! She’s actually driving me a bit crazy. You know she had the cheek to invite me over for dinner tonight?”
“She is awful sometimes,” I said, deadpan. “What a cow.”
“But why does she think I need an invitation? Is she trying to make a point about all the times I come around without being invited? Like every Friday night for the past ten years! I’m family. Why do I suddenly need an invite?”
“Well, you’re not actually family,” I reminded her.
“They’re your family, and I’m your family, so I’m related to them through you.”
“Just two small flaws to that equation,” I said flatly. “I’m not related to them or you!”
“I’m your best friend!” she said, outraged. “We’re bound by the knowledge of each other’s deepest secrets and most embarrassing moments. It’s more of a tie than blood, that is. And of course Mel and Rob are your family. You say the weirdest things sometimes. I don’t know why you insist on identifying as a poor little orphan girl.”
“I don’t!” I spluttered. Heidi stared at me, her eyebrows at odd angles. “I’m not even an orphan,” I mumbled. “I have a father somewhere.”
Heidi settled herself back into the couch. “Let’s talk about him.”
“Let’s not.” Sometimes I wished I’d never mentioned my father to Heidi. The snippets of information I’d found out about him before Mum died had played on my mind for a while, and I’d confided in Heidi at the time. I still knew little more than his name. Heidi had been more excited by the revelation than me. She’d spent time searching for him on the internet but hadn’t found out much, other than that he still lived in Australia – where my mum had met him. Heidi had wanted to get on the first plane and go track him down. The more Heidi encouraged me, the more I laughed it off as a crazy idea. After all, I’d managed perfectly well without a father for twenty-one years; why did I need one now?
Because you don’t have a mother any more, the annoying voice inside my head reminded me.

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Hannah EllisAbout the Author:
Hannah Ellis lives in Munich with her husband and two little boys. She’s originally from England and has lived in America, Australia and Ireland. As well as writing, she also teaches English to kindergarten kids. In her spare time she likes to read books, drink tea and eat chocolate. She goes jogging regularly but hasn’t decided if she really enjoys it or not. She’s a huge fan of sunshine, and the many Munich beer gardens.

You can find and contact Hannah here:
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- Goodreads
- Amazon
- Bookbub

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There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Always With You. One winner will win a signed paperback of Always With You and some swag, picture below. Open International.
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tisdag 3 oktober 2017

Recension: Innan ankorna drunknar

Titel: Innan ankorna drunknar
Författare: Ivana Vukadinovic
Förlag: Whip Media
Antal sidor: 207
Källa: Recensionsexemplar från författaren i utbyte mot en ärlig recension (tack så mycket!)
Genre: Skönlitteratur, New Adult
Utgiven: 2017
Finns att köpa: Adlibris|Bokus
Betyg: av 5

Om boken:

En råhet som jag bara har sett glimtar av tidigare sveper över dig som rinnande stål, tar över hela din person. Vi delar inga drömmar längre, sover långt ifrån varandra. Hela tillvaron är som att andas genom ett sugrör.

18-åriga Zandra vill göra misstag med flit. Så att hon har något att skriva dikter om sen. När hon på planet till New York träffar Oliver verkar han först vara det perfekta misstaget att göra. Men allt blir fel.

Zandra får svårt att koncentrera sig på annat än att få pojkvännen Johannes att förlåta henne och på sina feta lår. Kläderna blir snabbt för stora, huden känns genomskinlig och nyckelbenen vassa. I övrigt läser hon Pro-Ana-bloggen Happyandskinny och suger i sig thinspiration. Men trots att vågens siffror klättrar nedåt känner hon sig tjock i själen.

Under sommaren praktiserar Zandra som fotograf på en tidningsredaktion i en mindre ort utanför Linköping. Där träffar hon småbarnsmamman Tanja som bara tänker på politik, sin exman Julien och att få många lajks på Facebook.

Johannes spelar mest datorspel och äter nudlar. Och i bakgrunden lurar Oliver ...

Kort om vad jag tyckte om boken:

Detta var en riktigt bra debutroman som jag läste ut på några timmar bara när tiden räckte till till att sitta/ligga ner och läsa i ett streck. 

Boken är väldigt bra skriven och riktar sig till målgruppen "New Adult" skulle jag nog vilja påstå då huvudpersonen Zandra är endast 18 år gammal. Språket i boken är lätt och som ungdom själv hänger man med i snacket om lajks, Instagram filter och dylikt. Något viktigt som tas upp i boken som för mig är det stora temat överlag är skönhetsideal och den kroppshets som många unga kvinnor känner ofta. 

Miljö- och personbeskrivningar har det inte lagts så stor fokus på i denna bok vilket inte gör något då den istället har bra med känslobeskrivningar i sig. Hade man lagt större vikt av miljö- och personbeskrivningar så tror jag boken hade blivit en lite annorlunda bok då syftet med denna känns som man vill förmedla olika känslor. Många, eller ja, rent utav alla känslor under bokens gång har säkert alla av oss upplevt eller känner igen från någon närstående.

Jag är jätteglad över att Ivana Vukadinovic hörde av sig till bloggens Facebook sida och frågade om jag ville läsa den för annars hade jag kanske gått miste om en riktigt bra bok. Hoppas på att där kommer en fortsättning på denna bok efter det lite oväntade slutet :)

Gillar man böcker som tar upp känslor och viktiga/aktuella ämnen i ett skönlitterärt verk är detta nog rätt bok för dig.

måndag 2 oktober 2017

Book Blitz: Ugly Beautiful Girl

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Ugly Beautiful Girl by Tracy Krimmer. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 27 September till 3 October. See the tour schedule here.

Ugly Beautiful GirlUgly Beautiful Girl
By Tracy Krimmer
Genre: Coming of Age/ Contemporary Romance
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: September 27, 2017

Blurb:
Nerd. Weird. Ugly. That's me. And I don't want it to be anymore.

Now is my time to make my mark on the world. My college roommate doesn't make it easy. Neither does her brother, Jesse, but for completely different reasons. He makes me feel things I've never felt before.

Wanted. Important. Beautiful.

But we can't be together because it isn't real. Someone like him could never fall for someone like me. We aren't meant to fit together.

Even if I fall apart without him.


You can find Ugly Beautiful Girl on Goodreads

You can buy Ugly Beautiful Girl here on Amazon
Ugly Beautiful Girl is available on Kindle Unlimited


Tracy KrimmerAbout the Author:
Tracy's love of writing began at nine years old. She wrote stories about aliens at school, machines that did homework for you, and penguins. Now she pens books and short stories about romance. She loves to read a great book, whether it be romance or science fiction, or any genre in between, or pop popcorn and catch up on her favorite TV shows or movies. She's been known to crush a candy or two as well. Her loves include fitness, reading, coffee, dogs, and naps (not in that order), and her dislikes are blue cheese, cold weather, and burpees.

You can find and contact Tracy here:
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- Twitter
- Facebook
- Goodreads
- Amazon
- Bookbub
- Instagram
- Newsletter

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