COVER REVEAL: All the Frogs in Manhattan by Carrie Aarons

 Title: All the Frogs in Manhattan

Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 5, 2017
Blurb
You know how Cinderella had the whole glass slipper, pumpkin carriage, fairy godmother thing?Yeah…with foot-destroying stilettos, Uber, and a Twitter horoscope, my life is far from a happily ever after.

In fact, instead of Prince Charming, I end up dating every slimy, scaly, brainless frog in the kingdom of Manhattan. And by frog, I mean all of the stereotypical bad guys that Mom and Lifetime movies warned you about.

The meathead player.
The mommy’s boy.
The namedropper.
The cheapskate.

If they suck at relationships, I’ve probably kissed those cold, clammy lips in the hopes of finding love. Until one day, when one man with commitment issues offers to help me find the Romeo to my Juliet.

But what happens when the frog, who was never supposed to turn into a prince, kisses you at midnight? Ok fine, he propositioned me for some afternoon delight after brunch, but not everything can be straight out of a fairytale.

Author Bio

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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Dan Brown – Stratený symbol (Robert Langdon #3)

Prvé myšlienky bezprostredne po dočítaní: dala som to

Dana Browna vám ako autora určite nemusím predstavovať. Keďže som od neho prečítala nejednu knihu, na Stratený symbol som sa veľmi tešila. Záhady, mystika, napätie – to všetko som čakala od tohto príbehu, pretože mi to autor ponúkol v jeho predchádzajúcich knihách. No už po pár kapitolách som vedela, že to nie je to pravé orechové. Niečo tomu jednoducho chýbalo a ja som takmer do poslednej chvíle nevedela čo. Príliš veľa faktov a záhady, ktoré so mnou nič nerobili. Oproti svojim predchodkyniam príbeh nemá také svižné tempo. Anjelov a démonov a Da Vinciho kód som hltala. Knihy sú opradené tajomnom, človek nevie, čo od ďalšej stránky čakať. No Stratený symbol ma nevtiahol. Chýbalo mi tam to povestné napätie. Kde pri prvých dvoch príbehoch som mala chuť riešiť záhady s postavami, no tu to tak nebolo. Akoby si autor všetko zaujímavé vyčerpal v predchádzajúcich príbehoch. Pokračovať v čítaní „Dan Brown – Stratený symbol (Robert Langdon #3)“

Vianočná súťaž na SWODS – výherca

Ďakujem veľmi pekne všetkým, ktorí sa do súťaže zapojili. Súťažilo sa o knihu slovenskej autorky Marje Holecyovej Korene hriechu. Bez ďalšieho naťahovania vám prehradím, kto vyhral.

#8 Katka Ď (katari…..@gmail.com)

Katka má 72 hodín na to, aby mi odpovedala na mail. Prosím skontroluj si aj spam, lebo sa mi už stalo, že takýto mail prišiel práve do nevyžiadanej pošty. Inak vyberiem iného výhercu. Už čoskoro sa môžete tešiť na ďalšiu súťaž. Tento rok ich bude dosť 😛

Noah Hawley – Pred pádom

Prvá myšlienka po dočítaní: úplný zmätok a chaos

Kniha Pred pádom ma zaujala svojou anotáciou. Ako každý čitateľ som mala nejaké očakávania, no tie sa, bohužiaľ, nenaplnili. Doteraz sa snažím pochopiť význam príbehu a jeho záveru, avšak doposiaľ sa mi to nepodarilo. Zostala som dokonale zmätená a tak trochu aj nahnevaná.

Scott v duchu počuje vresk. Nie vrešťanie od hrôzy, ale mimovoľný zvuk, automatickú reakciu hlasiviek, keď sa niečo stane, keď vám inštinktívne dôjde, že nie ste v bezpečí, že činnosť, do ktorej ste zapojení, je nekonečne riskantná. Pokračovať v čítaní „Noah Hawley – Pred pádom“

Vianočná súťaž na SWODS

Sú tu zas Vianoce. Ani neviem, kam sa tento rok podel. Dúfam, že si pod stromčekom nájdete veľa darčekov, a keďže ja rada obdarovávam rozhodla som sa spraviť pre vás menšiu súťaž. Hrá sa o knihu Korene hriechu od slovenske autorky Marje Holecyovej. Knihu do súťaže poskytla spoločnosť Albatros Media.

Teraz niečo málinko k pravidlám:

  • do súťaže sa môže zapojiť ktokoľvek s doručovacou adresou na Slovensku
  • súťaž bude trvať od 24.12.2016 do 10.01.2017.
  • aby ste sa zapojili je potrebné vyplniť FORMULÁR
  • výhercu vyžrebujem pomocou random.org
  • bude mať 72 hodín na to, aby mi odpovedal na mail, inak vyberiem nového výhercu

A teraz spomínaná výhra

Všetkým prajem veľa šťastia v súťaži, krásne sviatky a ešte lepší nový rok 🙂

RELEASE BLITZ: On thin ice by Carrie Aarons

Title: On Thin Ice

Author: Carrie Aarons

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: December 7, 2016

 

 

BLURB

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.

Until, 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

 

PURCHASE LINKS

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UK→ http://amzn.to/2ghORrE
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AUTHOR BIO

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.

 

AUTHOR LINKS

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorCarrieA

Instagram: https://instagram.com/authorcarriea

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1P556r9

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14160972.Carrie_Aarons

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

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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untitled-96BLURB

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

carrie-logo-main-colorAUTHOR BIO

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.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00074]AUTHOR LINKS

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorCarrieA

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1P556r9

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14160972.Carrie_Aarons

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.

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