COVER REVEAL: On thin ice by Carrie Aarons

untitled-99oti-amazonTitle: On Thin Ice

Author: Carrie Aarons

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: December 7, 2016

 

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Nathan Rush is a small town man who has never dreamed of a bigger life.

Until, that is, the only surviving heiress of America’s richest family lands on his doorstep. Nathan is the groundskeeper at Hollis House, the Valon family’s upstate New York mansion just outside of Harlin Falls, the quiet, sleepy town he was raised in. He’s an honest, hard-working man who wants nothing more than a beer and a hockey game on TV at the end of the night. Except, when the ice princess starts to melt, Nathan pictures his future in a way he never has before.

Camille Valon’s life has taken place in the spotlight.

untitled-97Until, that is, her parents are murdered in a mysterious Christmas Day fire. Now all she wants is to flee the prying news cameras and slow-moving investigation. She’s an upper crust ice princess who is good at keeping everyone at arm’s length. Grief-stricken and still fearing for her life, Camille arrives at her family’s safe haven estate with secrets and a chip on her shoulder. What she didn’t count on was the kind, ridiculously attractive man who caters to her every need.

As the months go by, and an impending threat grows closer to discovering Camille’s location, the line between employer and employee becomes dangerously blurred. Nathan and Camille could be each other’s saving graces, if only they’d put aside their visions of a perfect life and take the chance fate has put right in front of them.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32827635-on-thin-ice

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Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn’t in what her husband calls a “writing coma”, Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarrieAarons

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorCarrieA

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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carriescharmers/

Monica Murphy – More than friends (Friends #2)

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more-than-friends-for-webFirst thoughts after reading: I need more Amanda and Tuttle!

I already fell in love with Jordan and Amanda in Just friends. I was so happy to know that they are getting their own story. *Insert extremely smiley face here* I tried to have little expectations, but it wouldn’t be me if it would be otherwise. I was so not disappointed. Although I was a little worried how the story will go on and develop, it was for nothing. More than friends is a great read with humor, anxiety, tension and so much more. On top of all there is Monica’s captivating writing style. Pokračovať v čítaní “Monica Murphy – More than friends (Friends #2)”

Jozef Karika – Trhlina

large-trhlinaPrvé myšlienky bezprostredne po dočítaní: horor ako sa patrí
Trhlina je najnovšou knihou úspešného slovenského autora Jozefa Kariku. Už z anotácie je poznať, že nejde o obyčajný príbeh – a taktiež nevznikol zaužívaným spôsobom. Jedného dňa si autora našiel email od istého čitateľa, ktorý sa v knihe volá Igor. Po dlhom váhaní sa s ním autor stretol, vypočul si jeho príbeh a usúdil, že je to dobrý materiál na knihu.
Igor je čerstvý absolvent vysokej školy. Ako to už bežne chodí, len veľmi ťažko si hľadá prácu. No, aby nesedel doma vezme robotu na stavbe. Nie je mu veľmi po chuti, ale pokým niečo zarobí, je to v poriadku. A práve tam nachádza starý zamknutý trezor, ktorý spustí kolobeh udalostí s prekvapivým koncom.
Kvalitne mi preskakovalo, bola tam taká atmosféra, šialenstvo viselo vo vzduchu, bzučalo v stenách a vystupovalo z dlážky ako roj nepokojných ôs. Stačilo napnúť uši, chvíľu nedýchať a začul si ho.
Počas čítania som mala skutočne zvláštny pocit. Bála som sa, lomcovala mnou úzkosť. Jednoducho vo vás táto kniha vyvolá neskutočné zimomriavky. Priznám sa, nemohla som ju čítať po večeroch, pretože len pomyslenie na to, že časť deja by mohla byť skutočná, mi spôsobovalo zimomriavky, práve preto mi trvalo dlho knihu dokončiť.
large-jozef_karikaAutor ju napísal skvelo. Čo mne osobne osviežilo čítanie, boli jeho poznámky pod čiarou a občasné zásahy do deja, kde poskytoval svoj pohľad na vec. V knihe sú okamihy, ktoré mi vyrazili dych. Ten pocit skutočnosti ma držal počas celého čítania, a preto som bola napnutá ako struna.
Jeden plus jeden neboli dva, akoby tam platili nejaké iné, cudzie a zdravý rozumom nepochopiteľné pravidlá.
V príbehu sa stretla naozaj zaujímavá skupina postáv. Máme tu Igora, ktorý chce prísť záhade o Tribeči na kĺb. Andreja, ktorý verí, že všetko, čo sa tam stalo, je pravda. Dávida, učiteľa fyziky, ktorý tvrdí pravý opak, a Miu, ktorá sa k nim pridala z čírej zvedavosti. Už vtedy, keď Igor len skúmal záhadu okolo pohoria Tribeč, ma mrazilo. Avšak keď sa tam vybrali, v tom okamihu som sa skutočne začala báť. Udalosti, ktoré nasledovali po tom, ako do pohoria vkročili, sú jednak nevysvetliteľné alebo jednoducho sa to udialo bez akéhokoľvek hlbšieho dôvodu.
Záver ma úplne dostal. V hĺbke duše som dúfala, že to tak neskončí, nuž ale čo čert nechcel, stalo sa tak. Vohnal mi slzy do očí, pretože je to ukážka toho, aký dokáže byť človek voči horám bezbranný. Pre mňa je príbeh naozaj skvelým čítaním, ktorý vykazuje všetky prvky, ktoré má dobrý horor mať. Živo si viem predstaviť filmové spracovanie.
119339_detailŽivotný chaos, v ktorom sa po celý čas topíme, je v tom oveľa lepší. Z času a čas vytvorí vzory a situácie, aké by nikto nevymyslel ani na kvalitnom tripe.
Trhlina je príbeh o tvrdohlavosti človeka, ktorý svojím konaním ovplyvní osudy viacerých ľudí. Je aj o tom, aké nebezpečenstvá na nás číhajú v horách, ktoré nepoznáme. A navyše je aj o tom, ako človek môže svoje rozhodnutia ľutovať až do konca života.
Veľmi pekne ďakujem vydavateľstvu IKAR za poskytnutie recenzného e-booku knihy.
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Grasping air RELEASE party

grasping-air-rdl-banToday, we have the release day of Carrie Aarons’s Grasping Air. Check it out and get your copy today!

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About Grasping Air:

We were the seconds after a grip released the bar, body floating through the air with nervous wonder. Would we successfully grab it again, or would we hit the mat, shattered and defeated?

Peyton Adams learned a long time ago that selfish and detached is the only way to be in life. What most people call shameless or obnoxious behavior, she considers key to getting where she needs to go. Most disapproving of all? USA Gymnastics’ golden boy with an eight-pack, Jared Hargrove. After being cut from the women’s team right before Rio, Peyton is back on the post-Summer Games tour. Not only is she the only one without a gold medal, but her history with Jared won’t stay buried for long.

Control and good manners; the two things drilled into Jared Hargrove’s head from birth. As a four-time gold medalist, he’s always obeyed the rules and reaped the reward. Well, except for the whirlwind week four years ago in London when wild-child Peyton Adams finally got under his skin, and into his bed. She broke his heart, and he hasn’t removed the ice wall around it since. Now she’s back to redeem herself to the world of gymnastics, and it seems, to push his buttons more than ever.

After years of resentment and heartache, can they repair a relationship so badly broken that most people wouldn’t even try? Or will they continue to fall, grasping at any last emotion before they finally collapse?

Exclusive Excerpt:

Team sports were never much my thing. I compete in a sport that is solely about my performance, I can’t play defense or sabotage my competitors. So, I’ve never really taken an interest in the traditional big time sports in America.

But, watching this hockey game, I wish I had.

“Rip his throat out!” My lungs burn as I scream, urging the player’s down on the ice to get more violent.

This game is whip fast and intense, with the guys shoving sticks at each other and body slamming into the boards.

“Now you’re getting it.” Jared’s quiet southern rumble sounds beside me as I sit back down.

“This is incredible! Wings and guys hitting each other? Feels like I’ve had a really long orgasm.” I lean back in my seat and lay my arm across the back of Julia’s seat next to my own.

Jared’s eyes heat and I bite back my smile. I know we’re being civil, friendly … that I’m not supposed to push his buttons. But, come on, this is me we’re talking about.

And even though I shouldn’t be out with him, even with a group, I couldn’t help not coming. He broke my heart a million ways from Sunday and I should completely avoid him … but Jared Hargrove is my Fourth of July sparkler. He’s shiny and beautiful, a forbidden kind of magic that is impossible not to get close to.

Until I get too close. Until I touch him. And the pain is so searing it feels like my world is melting around me.

“You’re still so vulgar.” He shakes his head, but doesn’t say it with malice.

“Zebras don’t change their stripes, Hargrove.” I flash him a smile.

This is nice, sitting together without slinging insults. The whole night has been nice. Hanging out at a bar, having a meal … these were things we never really did together when we were in the thick of it. Everything had been so intense, so fast. Maybe that’s why we tumbled out of the sky and came crashing back to earth so harshly.

“So, have you ever been to a hockey game before?”

Suddenly, I feel nervous. It hits me we’ve never done this “normal” stuff. I’ve never actually done this normal stuff with anyone, and it’s not my forte. I’m a flirt, a tease … and sometimes I even follow through on those promises. All of my relationships with men, if you could even call them relationships, are so transactional. So surface. I have only been wined and dined on the assumption that I’ll take my clothes off afterwards. I’ve never been spoken to like an equal, never been respected for my opinions or thoughts.

Well, except with Jared.

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About Carrie Aarons:

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn’t in what her husband calls a “writing coma”, Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.

Enter Carrie’s Giveaway:
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BESEDA+KRST: Jozef Karika – Trhlina

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Určite je všetkým známe, že rada chodievam na besedy s autormi. Práve preto som si nenechala ujsť stretnutie so slovenským autorom Jozefom Karikom. Uviedol do života svoju najnovšiu knihu s názvom Trhlina. Knihu mám už prečítanú a poviem vám, je to poriadny horor. Ak sa radi bojíte a ste fanúšikmi napätia, tak kniha je určená práve vám. Ale pekne poporiadku. Vo štvrtok (20. októbra) som sa vybrala do bratislavského Martinusu. Už som zažila nejednu autorovu besedu, tak som vedela, že si mám pripraviť bránicu, pretože to bude poriadne vtipné. Samozrejme,  nemýlila som sa. Moderátorom večera bol Juraj Šlesár, ktorý sa svojej úlohy zhostil bravúrne. Ale, aby som vás nezdržiavala, pretože určite ste zvedaví na besedu, tak tu je. Určite sa zasmejete a zistíte, že isté zákutia Slovenska sú skutočne tajomné.

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Erin Watt – Twisted palace (The Royals #3)

*IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE PREVIOUS TWO BOOKS IN THE SERIES THE REVIEW CAN CONTAIN MINOR SPOILERS*

29519517First thoughts after the reading: a perfect ending to a perfect series

Erin Watt is a pen name for the authors Jen Frederick and Elle Kennedy. I love both authors so when I found out that they are writing together I got pretty excited. I love their writing style separately , but together they are even better. The Royals series quickly became one of my absolutely favorite series of all times.

Twisted palace picks up right where Broken prince finished. Brooke is dead. Reed is charged with murder and Steve is back. Everything is going to hell. Ella doesn’t know how to help her boyfriend. Her dad is here and it feels so strange. But the main problem is Reed’s arrest. She wants to believe him, but this little voice in her head whispers to her all the inappropriate thoughts. All the what ifs are killing her. Pokračovať v čítaní “Erin Watt – Twisted palace (The Royals #3)”

COVER REVEAL: Grasping air (Flipped #2) by Carrie Aarons

Today, we have the gorgeous cover for Carrie Aarons Grasping Air. Check it out and add it to your to-read list today!

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Title: Grasping Air

Author: Carrie Aarons

Release Date: October 23rd 2016

Genre: Sports Romance

About Grasping Air:

We were the seconds after a grip released the bar, body floating through the air with nervous wonder. Would we successfully grab it again, or would we hit the mat, shattered and defeated?

Peyton Adams learned a long time ago that selfish and detached is the only way to be in life. What most people call shameless or obnoxious behavior, she considers key to getting where she needs to go. Most disapproving of all? USA Gymnastics’ golden boy with an eight-pack, Jared Hargrove. After being cut from the women’s team right before Rio, Peyton is back on the post-Summer Games tour. Not only is she the only one without a gold medal, but her history with Jared won’t stay buried for long.

Control and good manners; the two things drilled into Jared Hargrove’s head from birth. As a four-time gold medalist, he’s always obeyed the rules and reaped the reward. Well, except for the whirlwind week four years ago in London when wild-child Peyton Adams finally got under his skin, and into his bed. She broke his heart, and he hasn’t removed the ice wall around it since. Now she’s back to redeem herself to the world of gymnastics, and it seems, to push his buttons more than ever.

After years of resentment and heartache, can they repair a relationship so badly broken that most people wouldn’t even try? Or will they continue to fall, grasping at any last emotion before they finally collapse?

About Carrie Aarons:

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Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn’t in what her husband calls a “writing coma”, Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.

  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/carrieaarons
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John Grisham – Osamelý strelec

large-osamely_strelecPrvé myšlienky bezprostredne po dočítaní: nebolo to zlé, ale miestami som sa skutočne nudila
Osamelý strelec je prvou knihou, ktorú som od autora Johna Grishama čítala. Anotácia ma zaujala, a tak som po ňom neváhala siahnuť. Aj keď je úvod vlažný, postupne si ma kniha získala. Teda skôr menej ako viac, no určite neľutujem, že som si ju prečítala.
Ako spoločnosť síce veríme, že človek obvinený zo závažného zločinu má právo na spravodlivý proces, ale keď príde na lámanie chleba, je ťažké nájsť schopného právnika, ktorý by zaručil, že proces bude naozaj spravodlivý.
Dej sa sústreďuje okolo právnika Sebastiana Rudda, ktorý opisuje rôznorodosť svojho povolania. Kniha je akýmsi rozprávaním o tom, s akými ľuďmi sa počas vykonávania svojej práce stretol. Spočiatku som sa nevedela z hlavného hrdinu vysomáriť, keďže som sa o ňom veľa nedozvedela. Na základe jeho práce som usúdila, že je neodbytný, tvrdohlavý a ide za svojím cieľom. Je mizerný otec a ešte horší manžel. Pre mňa je takou obyčajnou postavou, ktorá nevytŕča.
rj-spring-2016-rogue-lawyerNa ceste k spravodlivosti je plno prekážok a nástražných mín, väčšinu vytvorili práve muži a ženy, ktorí vyhlasujú, že im ide len o spravodlivosť.
Veľkým mínusom knihy je absentujúci dej. Je rozdelená na viac častí a každá hovorí o inom Sebastianovom prípade. Veľmi ťažko som sa začítavala. Prvých niekoľko strán bol čistý opis, čo vo mne nezanechalo dobré dojmy. Túžobne som očakávala, kedy sa objaví nejaký dialóg. Chvála bohu, dočkala som sa. A vtedy to už nabralo iné obrátky. Miestami som bola až prekvapená, ako ma to nútilo čítať ďalej. Ale aj toto zlepšenie celkový dojem veľmi nezdvihlo.
Starý skúsený právnik raz povedal, že v deň, keď vojde do súdnej siene a zastane čelom k porote bez strachu, bude najvyšší čas skončiť.
Pokračovať v čítaní “John Grisham – Osamelý strelec”

Elle Kennedy – The Goal (Off-campus #4)

28262024First thoughts after reading: this story just blew me away

I was so excited when I found out that Tucker is getting his book. However, I was surprised that his heroine will be Sabrina. She didn’t leave the best first impression in the second book so I was pretty curious. What I got really shocked me. I wasn’t expecting this.

The Goal is the fourth installment in the Off-campus series by the American author Elle Kennedy. In the previous books, we didn’t get to know Tucker very much. He was just a friend. But deep down, I knew that there is something more to him. And – oh my god – was I right. Pokračovať v čítaní “Elle Kennedy – The Goal (Off-campus #4)”

BLOG TOUR: Monica Murphy – Just friends (Just friends #1)

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Just Friends by Monica Murphy

Release Date: September 13th, 2016
Genre: New Adult Romance

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Synopsis:

It’s the end of summer. Just before I start senior year with my two best friends in the whole world. Dustin and Emily are everything to me. We’ve been inseparable since middle school, and when we’re together, nothing can go wrong.

But things aren’t always what they seem. Em’s turned into a drunken mess who parties too much. Dustin and I have hooked up a few times―and now he’s ready to take our relationship to the next level. Yet I’m not sure I want things to change. I’m scared if I take it any further with Dustin, our friendship will be ruined forever. Then there’s Ryan. The new guy. He’s hot. He flirts way too much. And Em has totally set her sights on him.

So when my best friend betrays me in the worst possible way, guess who’s there to help me pick up the pieces of my broken heart? Ryan. But he’s so confusing. Annoying. Sweet. Sexy. I want to trust him, yet he makes it so hard. What I really want is for everything to go back to the way it was before.

Before I found out that best friends make the worst kind of enemies. Pokračovať v čítaní “BLOG TOUR: Monica Murphy – Just friends (Just friends #1)”