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miercuri, 30 ianuarie 2013

Free ebook: Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford

30 ianuarie 0 Comments
If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it’s to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn’t hurt either.Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents step in and save Aurora’s life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter. In Alaska. Basically she’s a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type, which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis right before she has to finish the job… by hand. Now Aurora’s only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire. And if he’s a vampire, will she be forced to kill him?
For ages 16+

Paranormal, New Adult, Urban Fantasy

242 pages

Published December 9th 2012 by Createspace

Click the image below to get it for free while the offer is available.


luni, 28 ianuarie 2013

Cover reveal: Damian's Assassin - Lizzy Ford

28 ianuarie 0 Comments
"Damian's Assassin" is the second book in Lizzy Ford's War of Gods paranormal romance series to get a whole new look! The blue in this one is fantastic!

The new covers are all done by the wonderful Regina at Mae I Design! She even hand designed symbols on each cover to match the necklaces worn by the brothers!

The War of Gods cover reveals began January 21 with "Damian's Oracle" and will continue for the next few weeks, leading up to the release of "Xander's Chance," the first book in the Damian Eternal series, a spin off of the War of Gods.
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Damian's Assassin (#2, War of Gods)
With the White God in Europe, Dustin is left alone in Miami to protect the Grey God, a man-god struggling with his identity, and the White God’s mate. One of the Black God’s vamps in Miami suddenly goes rogue and starts killing humans by the dozen. Dustin initially doesn’t think much of the ruthless, human-hating thug, Talon, until it becomes clear that the vamp is receiving help from otherworldly beings whose intentions are nothing short of destroying humanity. To make matters even worse, Dustin’s begun to dream of his dead sister, who tells him he’ll be seeing her soon.
Dustin rescues Bianca and her troubled brother, a Natural whose mysterious talent makes him vital to Talon’s plans. Bianca, a woman as sunny and sweet as Dustin is hard and cold, has the rare Natural gift of healing. She can bring the recent dead back to life or turn a vamp back into a human. She can even reach Dustin’s heart, which he locked away long again after his sister’s death. Convinced he’ll be killed soon, Dustin won’t risk his heart or Bianca’s, despite their mutual attraction, and Bianca discovers even her incredible talent can’t save both the men she loves.

Find it on Goodreads! Available from: Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Smashwords, Kobo

About Lizzy

Lizzy Ford is the author of over seventeen novels written for young adult and adult paranormal romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling Rhyn Trilogy, Witchling Trilogy and the War of Gods series. Considered a freak of nature by her peers for the ability to write and release a commercial quality novel in under a month, Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring.

Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.

Find Lizzy online! Website, Lizzy Ford Books on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, Amazon author page


duminică, 27 ianuarie 2013

Review: Freak of Nature - Julia Crane

27 ianuarie 1 Comments
Donate Body to Science. Check.
When seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn checked the box, she never suspected she’d have her life–and her body–stolen from her. She awakens one day in a secret laboratory to discover that her body is now half-robot and is forced to hide her own secret: that she still has human emotions and a human mind. If the scientists who made her find out, they’ll erase what remains of who she was.
Kaitlyn finds an unlikely ally in Lucas, a handsome, brilliant scientist who can’t get over the guilt he feels knowing she was once a vibrant, beautiful young woman. He never expected a science project to affect him the way she does. As he tries to help her rediscover her past, he finds himself falling for the brave girl struggling to find her place and acceptance between the human and computer worlds.
Genre: YA, Fantasy, SF, Romance
Length: 167 pages

                                                               (English review below)

Aş vrea să încep această recenzie prin a-i mulţumi lui Lizzy Ford, care mi-a făcut cadou acest ebook prin Amazon. Dacă nu ar fi fost ea, nu aş fi descoperit o serie şi o autoare minunate.
Deobicei ştiu de la început dacă ţin în mână o carte bună… sau un Kindle cu un ebook grozav pe ecran. Am fost captivată de la primele pagini. Kaitlyn e un personaj foarte interesant, doar e pe jumătate om, pe jumătate robot. Cel mai interesant e faptul că aceia care au creat-o au încercat să-I şteargă personalitatea, amintirile, întreaga ei fiinţă şi sentimentele ei. Dar oamenii nu funcţionează aşa. Nu poţi apăsa un buton şi să opreşti felul în care e cineva. Aşa că Kaitlyn, deşi a rămas fără amintiri şi toate cele, încă mai are sentimente, dar a învăţat să le ascundă, să afişeze o privire golită de emoţie ca să nu piardă puţinul pe care îl mai are.
Să simţi e una, dar să înţelegi ce înseamnă fiecare emoţie e altceva. Kaitlyn se străduieşte să înţeleagă de ce uneori simte că vrea să facă anumite lucruri care nu au niciun sens pentru ea, cum ar fi să-şi dea ochii peste cap.

Kaitlyn şi-a reamintit că sentimentele şi reacţiile oamenilor nu sunt altceva decât nişte sinapse care-i spun creierului ce să facă. Pentru Kaitly, însă, nu mai erau atât e puternice – fantome ale sentimentelor, în afara razei ei de acţiune. Dar ştia că există, şi ştia că le are faţă de Lucas – sentimente plăcute.

Din fericire pentru ea, Quess e acolo să o ajute. Ea ştie că Kaitlyn e mai mult decât un robot şi trebuie să vă mărturisesc că dialogurile dintre cele două sunt hilare, pentru că Kaitlyn nu înţelege expresiile din argou pe care le foloseşte Quess. Mai interesantă e relaţie pe care Kaitlyn o construieşte cu Lucas odată ce el află că ea încă mai are sentimente. Deşi cred că e puţin nerealist ca un om să se îndrăgostească de un robot făcut ca să fie o maşină perfectă de ucis, acest concept mă intrigă. Şi fiindcă am trăit povestea atât din primas lui Kaitlyn, cât şi a lui Lucas, chiar i-am încurajat.
Pe cât de mult mi-a plăcut personajele şi felul în care s-a dezvoltat povestea, m-a deranjat puţin cât de simplu s-a terminat totul. Cred că mă aşteptat la o întorsătură de evenimente mai dramatică, dar, chiar şi aşa, cartea m-a făcut să vreau mai mult, ceea ce e un lucru bun, aceasta fiind prima dintr-o serie. Au fost câteva greşeli de tastare care au scăpat, dar cred că le pot număra pe degete, aşa că nu voi face mare caz din asta.
Acestea fiind spuse, recomand cu căldură această carte tuturor iubitorilor genului SF/Romance care vor să înceapă o serie nouă, unică. Şi din moment ce e o carte scurtă de doar 167 de pagini, cred că merită o încercare.
E doar $2.99

I would like to start this review by thanking Lizzy Ford, who gifted me this ebook on Amazon. Without her, I wouldn't have discovered this great series and author.

I usually know right from the start when I'm holding a good book in my hand... or a Kindle with a great ebook on the screen. I was hooked right from the very first pages. Kaitlyn is a very intriguing character, after all she's half human, half robot. The most interesting thing is that those who have created her have tried to erase all of her human personality, her memories, her entire being and her feelings. But humans don't work like that. You can't switch a button and turn off how someone is. So Kaitlyn, despite losing her memories and all, still has feelings, but she has learnt to hide them, to put on a blank look so she doesn't lose what little she has left.

Feeling is one thing, however understanding what each emotion means is another. Kaitlyn is struggling to understand why sometimes she feels like doing certain things that currently don't mean anything to her, like rolling her eyes.

Kaitlyn reminded herself. Human emotions and reactions are nothing more than synapses firing, telling the brain what to do. For Kaitlyn, though, they weren't as strong anymore - the ghosts of feelings, just beyond her reach. But she knew they were there, and she knew she had them for Lucas - good feelings.

Luckilly for her, Quess is there to help. She knows Kaitlyn is more than a robot and I must say that the dialogues between the two are hilarious as Kaitlyn doesn't understand the slang expressions Quess uses. More interesting is the relationship Kaitlyn develops with Lucas once he learns that she still has feelings. While I think is a little unrealistic for a man to fall in love with a robot designed to be a perfect killing machine, this whole concept intrigues me. And since I got to experience the story from Kaitlyn's and Lucas' points of view, I was actually cheering for them.

Now as much as I loved the story development and characters, I was a little bothered by how simple everything ended. I think I was expecting a more dramatic turn of events, but even so, the book let me wanting for more, which is a good thing since this is a first in a series. There were a few typos that found their way into the book, but I think I can count them using my fingers, so I will not make a big deal out of it.

All in all, I highly recommend this book to all SF/Romance lovers who want to engage in a new and unique series. And since it is a quick read of only 167 pages, I think you should give it a try.

sâmbătă, 26 ianuarie 2013

Witchling Trilogy Continues!

26 ianuarie 0 Comments
The next installment of the Witchling Saga is now available! "Autumn Dawn" (#2.5, Witchling Saga) is available from Amazon and Amazon UK, and will soon be available from Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, and iTunes. Author Lizzy Ford recently announced that the Trilogy is being turned into at least a four book series.

Autumn Dawn (#2.5)

Autumn Dawn_coverThree months after turning Dark and being granted a second trial, Summer has succeeded in winning back not only her soul, but saving that of the Master of Dark as well. She leaves the hospital with some doubts as to whether or not she and Decker can be together, given all they’ve been through and how Dark his deeds were. Summer must choose whether or not she can risk her heart by taking a second chance to love the tormented Decker, whose only peace in the world is found in her arms.Meanwhile, the fate of the Master of Light becomes more challenging. If finding a way to undo all the Dark that was done by his brother wasn’t enough, he’s compelled to a girl who shouldn’t draw his interest, but who he can’t get out of his mind.

"Autumn Dawn" is the fourth installment of the bestselling Witchling series by author Lizzy Ford. Other books in the series include:

"Dark Summer" (#1)

(Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords)

"Summer Night" (#1.5)

(Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords)

"Autumn Storm" (#2)

(Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, iTunes.)

The third and fourth books ("Winter Kiss" and "Spring Moon") are slated for release in 2013.


Mini-review: The United States of Air

26 ianuarie 0 Comments

Food Enforcement Agent Jason Frolick believes in America. He believes in eating air. He struggles to get the food monkey off his back. As part of the Global War on Fat, his job is to put food terrorists in Fat Camp.
When a pizza dealer gets whacked in the park across the street from the Thin House, the Prophet Jones himself asks Frolick to investigate. For the first time ever, Frolick solves a murder—but what he finds out shakes his faith.Will he ever be able to eat air again?

Am câştigat această carte mulţumită unui concurs pe Goodreads. Din păcate, nu m-am putut bucura de ea deloc.
Nu am fost absolut deloc amuzată de glumele din această carte. Au fost prea exagerate pentru gustul meu şi oricât de mult detest să las cărţi neterminate, eram atât de nervoasă după 100 de pagini încât a trebuit să renunţ. Sincer, nu ştiu cum am reuşit să citesc atât de mult din ea. Am crezut că va fi mai bine, dar era tot mai rău.
Sunt recunoscătoare că am primit această carte, dar asta nu mă poate face să ignor toate defectele ei, de la glumele de rahat (la propriu şi figurat), până la intriga imposibilă. Este atât de diferită decât ceea ce te lasă descrierea să crezi că e...

Food Enforcement Agent Jason Frolick believes in America. He believes in eating air. He struggles to get the food monkey off his back. As part of the Global War on Fat, his job is to put food terrorists in Fat Camp.
When a pizza dealer gets whacked in the park across the street from the Thin House, the Prophet Jones himself asks Frolick to investigate. For the first time ever, Frolick solves a murder—but what he finds out shakes his faith.Will he ever be able to eat air again?

I won this book thanks to Goodreads First Reads Giveaways. Unfortunately, I couldn't enjoy it at all.
I wasn't even the slightest bit amused by the jokes in this book. It was way too exaggerated for my taste and as much as I hate not finishing books, I was so annoyed after 100 pages that I had to drop it. I honestly don't know how I managed to get that far. I thought it might get better, but instead it only got worse and worse.
I am grateful for receiving the book, don't get me wrong, but that can't make me suddenly ignore all the bad things about it, from the shit jokes (literally and figuratively) to the impossible plot. It is so much different from what the book description makes you believe it is...

In My Mailbox (1)

26 ianuarie 3 Comments

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Am hotărât ca de acum înainte să vă arăt săptămânal ce cărţi primesc sau îmi cumpăr, participând la meme-ul In My Mailbox lansat de The Story Siren. Dacă nu aţi auzit până acum de el sau nu ştiţi despre ce e vorba, vă invit să daţi click pe imaginea de sus ca să aflaţi. Acestea fiind spuse, să vedem ce am primit de ultima dată de când v-am arătat cărţi şi până astăzi.

Câştigate - cu autograf


Semne de carte, de la bloggeri


- gratuite de pe Amazon:

- de pe NetGalley, pentru recenzie

- primite de la autori sau câştigate

Sunt foarte multe, dar asta pentru că a şi trecut multă vreme de când nu v-am mai arătat ce am primit şi cumpărat. Voi ce aveţi nou prin bibliotecă?


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I have decided to show you weekly the books I receive or buy, and I will participate in the In My Mailbox meme hosted by The Story Siren. If you have not heard of it or you don’t know what it is, please click the meme image to find out. These beign said, let’s see what I got from the last time I showed you books until now.

Won - autographed

Bought (Romanian editions)

Bookmarks from bloggers


- free from Amazon:

- from NetGalley, in exchange for reviews

- from authors or won

They are really many of them, but this is because there has been a long time since I last showed you my new books. What is new in YOUR library?