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Friday, February 27, 2015

ACUM IN LIBRARII: Regina Adevarata de Erika Johansen!

Primul volum al seriei Regina Ţinutului Tearling

Traducere din engleză de Laura Sandu
Colecţia: Young Fiction Connection
Nr. de pagini: 536
Preţ: 45.00 lei

Trecerea, un cataclism misterios, a făcut să piară cea mai mare parte a umanităţii, alături de tehnologia ultramodernă. Regresând în epoca feudală, dar aflându-se totodată undeva în viitor, supravieţuitorii o iau de la capăt pe un teritoriu nou, numit Tearling: un ţinut sărăcit, prădat de propriii săi nobili şi de regatul Mortmesne, condus de Regina Roşie.
Singura speranţă a poporului îngenuncheat este moştenitoarea tronului, Kelsea Raleigh, o fată de 19 ani care nu cunoaşte decât lumea cărţilor şi, mai ales, istoria omenirii de dinainte de Trecere.
Călătoria viitoarei regine este începutul unei iniţieri dure, pe parcursul căreia înfruntă moartea sub diferite chipuri şi îşi descoperă darul clarviziunii.

O lume fantastică şi înfricoşătoare, ce aminteşte de Jocurile Foamei!

"O lectură epică! Johansen construieşte un roman fabulos, cu răsturnări de situaţie la tot pasul şi personaje memorabile."New York Post

"Johansen inserează cu o mână de expert coliere magice, coduri de onoare, intrigă politică şi un grăunte de mister într-o poveste ce străbate spaţiul şi timpul."Booklist

"Autoarea imaginează o maşină a timpului întunecată şi năucitoare. E posibil să fim în secolul XXIV, dar totodată şi în Evul Mediu? Această întrepătrundere a epocilor ne face să privim lumea de astăzi – şi mai ales tehnologia şi educaţia – într-o lumină cu totul nouă."Glamour

"Cineva o apucă de subsuori şi o răsuci pe spate. În faţa ochilor îi jucau pete negre. Rana din grumaz i se deschise şi mai mult şi începu să-i pulseze cu sânge cald. Picioarele îi căzură fiecare într-o parte, nervii i se treziră la viaţă şi o lovi o durere nemaivăzută, de parcă gamba i-ar fi fost străpunsă deodată de nenumărate cioburi. Deasupra ei apăru un chip de culoarea morţii, cu două găuri negre, impenetrabile. În loc de ochi şi cu gura pătată de sânge. Kelsea nu putu să-şi oprească un ţipăt, până să-şi dea seama că nu era decât o mască."



Erika Johansen şi-a luat masteratul la Iowa Writers' Workshop, una dintre cele mai importante destinaţii pentru scriitorii în devenire. A început să lucreze la seria Regina Ţinutului Tearling încă din 2007, inspirată de un vis: "imaginea unor corăbii la linia orizontului". "Am vrut să-mi imaginez un scenariu de coşmar, o lume în care cărţile nu mai au nicio valoare, şi să văd ce se întâmplă", declara Erika Johansen într-un interviu.

Regina Adevărată a fost numită versiunea feminină a celebrului Urzeala Tronurilor, însă autoarea crede că seria Dune, a lui Frank Herbert, e mai apropiată de naraţiunea ei.
Warner Bros. şi David Heyman, producătorul seriei Harry Potter, au obţinut drepturile de ecranizare, iar pentru rolul lui Kelsea Raleigh a fost aleasă Emma Watson.



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Happy Release Day to HIDDEN SECRETS (The Pub Series, #1) by Nicole De La Cruz!


GENRE: New Adult
RELEASE DATE: February 27, 2015


After a night of fun and drinking, Scarlett Collins' past comes rushing back into her life. Instead of facing it, she runs away like she always does, this time straight into a broom closet. Not sure how she is going to get out of this one, the gorgeous British bartender rescues her from the locked room. Little does she know her life might have changed in ways she would have never dreamed.

Kyle Harrington has had one hell of a night, it isn’t until he lets out a beautiful green eyed woman from his broom closet that his night might be looking up. That is until he lets her go without a number or a way of ever finding her again. When a second chance is put in front of Kyle, he knows he won’t let her get away that easy again.

Both have a past they wish they could change, but now they can have a possible future together. As long as hidden secrets don’t keep them apart...




Nicole is a new author that has recently decided to pursue her passion of writing. Something she has been wanting to do since she was a little girl, and thanks to the push of her husband she is now living her dream.

Almost every single day you can either find her reading or listening to music. She got into reading when she picked up her first Sarah Dessen book and hasn’t stopped since.

She is an easy going person that likes to spend time with her husband and their three cats, drink wine, listen to Breaking Benjamin, and try out new recipes.



Happy Release Day to Soundings: Water Elemental by Janine Donoho

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Genre: adult paranormal suspense/thriller
Publisher: Booktrope Publishing

Is there hope for a grieving mother’s heart?

Ecopsychologist Dr. Margo Updike loses herself in a shadow life after her daughter’s tragic death. When a century storm deposits a young girl on Maggie’s secluded beach in Puget Sound, a miraculous renewal begins. Then the apparent orphan exhibits signs of neglect and worse, prompting Maggie’s vow to protect and heal her—no matter the cost.

The arrival of a mysterious man claiming to be Sorcha’s father upends Maggie’s life. She finds Morrissey strangely irresistible even as her friend Sheriff Ajax Smith questions the man’s motives and odd behavior. As a serial killer’s victims begin surfacing in Seal Cove, Jax must curb his suspicions to enlist Maggie as a profiler.

Will Jax and Maggie find the murderer before he strikes again? With Morrissey’s secrets trapping Maggie on destructive shoals between reality and legend, can she grasp his true nature before losing her chance to rebuild a life worth living? To what depths—and heights—will she go for a daughter, a beloved man and, ultimately, her humanity?



Award-winning writer Janine Donoho grew up navigating extremes—perhaps due to the ups-and-downs of her San Franciscan birthplace. That Escher landscape primed her to embrace imaginary worlds. With one foot planted in fuzzy science and the other in invented realms, she inhabits the land of WHAT IF. Published in novel-length and short fiction, along with essays, Janine pursues the thumps that echo in the night—and writes about those, too.

With her intrepid husband, Italian greyhound and tuxedo cat, Janine makes her home in the spectacular Okanogan highlands of Washington State. Mountain lions, coyotes, and bears—oh, my!
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Recenzie! Endgame. Jocul Final: Convocarea de James Frey si Nils Johnson-Shelton

Traducere de: Laurenţiu Dulman
Anul apariţiei: 2014
Format: 155 x 228 mm,paperback cu clape
Nr. de pagini: 512

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Trebuie să recunosc că, după ce am citit descrierea Editurii Trei, nu am fost sigură la ce să mă aştept din partea romanului Endgame. Clar diferit faţă de ceea ce aleg să citesc de obicei, cu atât de multe posibilități oferită de prezentare, m-a surprins într-un mod extrem de plăcut.

Soarta Pământului și a noastră devine miza unui joc în care, dacă niciunul dintre Jucători nu va învinge, vom pierde cu toții.
“Voi sunteţi cei doisprezece. Cu toţii sunteţi sortiţi să muriţi. Cu excepţia unuia. Cel care va câştiga.”
Când din cer cad doisprezece meteoriţi, cei doisprezece Jucători știu că, în sfârşit, a sosit momentul mult așteptat. Ei sunt tineri cu vârste cuprinse între treisprezece și nouăsprezece ani, ce provin din seminţii vechi de mii de ani.

Deşi s-au antrenat toată viaţa pentru Jocul Final, niciunul dintre ei nu are puteri supranaturale, așa că fiecare mișcare greșită poate fi fatală. Totuși, ei nu au fost aleși aleatoriu. Personajele sunt foarte bine construite. Fiecare Jucător este înzestrat cu o inteligenţă de invidiat şi toţi ştiu să folosească cu îndemânare orice tip de armă, atunci când se găsesc în situaţii-limită.

Pentru a câştiga, Jucătorilor le este permis să fure, să mintă, să înşele şi să omoare, totul pentru a găsi, într-o anumită ordine, cele trei chei care vor salva lumea: Cheia Pământului, Cheia Cerului şi Cheia Soarelui. Toate sunt ascunse pe Pământ.
“Regulile sunt simple. Găsiţi cheile în ordine şi aduceţi-le la mine. În rest, nu există reguli.”
Astfel, în primul volum al trilogiei, cei doisprezece pornesc în cursa pentru recuperarea Cheii Pământului, și vor fi testați în căutarea indiciilor și în deslușirea enigmelor necesare. De fapt, un lucru care mi-a plăcut foarte mult a fost faptul că romanul în sine este un adevărat puzzle, cu adrese şi indicii care ne conduc spre locurile în care se desfășoară acțiunea principală.

M-a impresionat curajul şi priceperea de care dau dovadă personajele, în ciuda vârstelor fragede. Printre preferaţii mei se numără Sarah Alopay, Jago Tlaloc, Shari Chopra şi Chyoko Takeda.

Cartea are un stil unic şi mi-a plăcut modul în care autorii au colaborat, pentru a crea o lume deosebită și foarte bine structurată. Cred că ideea acestei cărţi este inovativă. Misterul şi intriga, acţiunea, suspansul şi competitivitatea dintre cei 12 Jucători vă vor face să aşteptaţi cu sufletul la gură cel de-al doilea volum.


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Book Blast! Winter in the Soul by Jennifer Novotney


 In a world divided by power and greed, seventeen-year-old Lilika harbors an intense desire to return to Winter in the Soul, the place her family left to escape the darkness that was manifesting from a coldness of the soul. 
When she meets Talon, their connection is evident right from the start, and together they travel through the Black Kingdom to recover Lilika’s stolen locket. And in search of an answer to the mystery behind Winter in the Soul. 
Lilika holds the key to stopping the darkness from spreading. The fate of their world lies in her hands. Will she stop the Black Kingdom before its darkness overtakes them all, or will they succumb to the darkness that is spreading across the land? 
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 “This book is original, cleverly written and most of all a great read.”
 “This novel is very suspenseful and can be enjoyed by young and old alike.”
“I really, really liked the story line, it is fresh take in the high fantasy/magic genre.”



 Jennifer Novotney was born in Burbank, California and lived in Los Angeles for most of her life until settling in North Eastern Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter. She attended California State University, earning a bachelors degree in journalism, and Northern Arizona University, earning a masters degree in English. After college, she spent several years writing and teaching, including at Pennsylvania State University.


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Release Day: Excerpt and Giveaway! THE HIDDEN LIBRARY by Heather Lyons

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We are dying to jump back down the rabbit hole with Heather Lyons' THE HIDDEN LIBRARY! THE HIDDEN LIBRARY is an Adult Romantic Fairy Tale, full of adventure and fantasy and the second book in Heather’s The Collectors' Society Series! Check out the latest fantastic installment in this series that brings you some of the classics with a twist.

Sometimes, the rabbit hole is deeper than expected . . . Alice Reeve and Finn Van Brunt have tumbled into a life of secrets. Some secrets they share, such as their employment by the clandestine organization known as The Collectors’ Society. Other secrets they carry within them, fighting to keep buried the things that could change everything they think they know. On the hunt for an elusive villain who is hell-bent on destroying legacies, Alice, Finn, and the rest of the Society are desperate to unravel the mysteries surrounding them. But the farther they spiral down this rabbit hole, the deeper they fall into secrets that will test their loyalties and pit them against enemies both new and old. Secrets, they come to find, can reveal the deadliest of truths.
 

 We are about to open the conference room door and enter the hallway when he stops. He turns to me, his lovely eyes achingly sincere.
“I want to take you on a date when all of this craziness is over. A real one. We’ve kind of gone about this all backwards, haven’t we?”
One corner of my mouth lifts up.
“Are you saying you’d like to court me?”
There is no playfulness to his face, no quirk to his own lips. My heart flutters at his seriousness.
“Yes.” He wants to court me. Too many emotions rush around in a caucus race throughout my body. I have no doubts of Huckleberry Finn Van Brunt’s feelings toward me. I understood them two minutes ago just as well as I did this morning when I woke up and from the night before and from the day in Wonderland where he said, in not so many words, that he was falling in love with me. I told him he was my north star, and meant it. He countered we are binaries.
He and I . . . We’ve never said those words, though, not the ones that truly spell out fragile, deep secrets of a heart and soul. Words so easily and yet unfortunately uttered by many, be it to express their appreciation of fried bits of potatoes to sports teams on the television. Words offered so frivolously about a variety of subjects and yet can be the most difficult, most painful, most meaningful, most cherished syllables we gift another person.
I have said these words before, to another man. Another man I still love. One I know, in the deepest confines of my heart, that I will love until the last breath escapes my body. A man who courted me in secret and then publicly in the face of astonishment, disapproval, confusion, and, in the end, prophesies.
I have willingly given the man in front of me my heart, though, whether he knows it or not. He now holds it in his hands, and while I pray he is my future, there is still a part of me that bucks in conflicted confusion and delight by this declaration of his. He wants to court me. And yet, as sweet and romantic as such a gesture might be, I require no such formalities.
My affections for Finn Van Brunt have already solidified into something real and wonderful and meaningful. 
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Heather Lyons writes epic, heartfelt love stories and has always had a thing for words. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.            

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Book Blitz: Excerpt and Giveaway! Lighter by Gia Riley


Title – Lighter
Author – Gia Riley
Publication Date – February 16, 2015


What do you do when you can’t save the one you love?

Sophie can’t survive without control. Growing up with an alcoholic father, she craves the discipline of gymnastics. Feeling lost on a brand new college campus, she lets loose for the first time in her life. But with freedom comes consequences. Is one night everything she hopes? Or will she become her own worst nightmare?

Kipton’s one year away from graduation. He’s never thought beyond a one night stand until meeting his sister’s new roommate. Finally setting his sights on the girl he can’t resist, he’s more determined than ever when she won’t give in to his persuasions. He’s always gotten the girl, and he’s not about to give up without a fight.

Will Sophie be able to salvage her dreams and wage a war against her own vices? Can she finally let love in? Or will history repeat itself causing her to self-destruct?

Lighter isn’t your typical college romance. Darkness suffocates, dreams are dashed, and battles are lost. Love takes on a whole new meaning.


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Without another word spoken, her lips tangle with mine in the most innocent way before our tongues eventually meet. She’s challenging my body to either stay in control or break free. When her hands move from my shoulders and glide down my back, I make a split second decision and gently move over top of her, wedging my leg between hers. She keeps her lips locked with mine while exploring with her hands. “Off,” she mumbles against my mouth while tugging on my shirt. Reaching behind my neck, I pull it over my head eager to see what she plans to do next. She claws at the blankets between us, trying to get rid of the barrier.

Helping her, I pull the comforter down so I can touch her body. Sliding my hands under her shirt and over her stomach, she sucks in her toned abs when I move to kiss the soft skin around her belly button. Moaning softly, she gives me the confidence I need to continue.

“Kipton,” she whispers.

I raise my head to look at her, but her eyes are closed. “Is this okay, Sophie?” She nods her head but I need her words. “I need to hear you, beautiful.”

“Yes, don’t stop.”

“Put your arms above your head.” She follows my direction and I easily pull her shirt off. Left in her pink lace bra, I pull the straps off her shoulders. Without removing it entirely, I inch the lace away from her chest. Her back arches as she anticipates my next move. Flicking her pebbled nipples with my tongue, she responds instantly.

“Please, don’t’ make me wait. I need you, Kipton. Make me feel something else – something good.”

“I’m right here, Sophie. You have me.” I don’t understand her request entirely, but I give her what she wants anyway. We can discuss her second request later. I reach my hand inside her yoga pants and slip under the lace of her panties, touching her wetness. “Sophie, shit.”



Gia is a lover of all things romance and a firm believer that everyone deserves a happily ever after. She resides in the small but mighty state of Delaware with her husband and son. Mother and wife by day, writer by night – she’s a girl with a dream to write.

When she’s not busy writing, she can be found roaming the isles of Kirkland’s or up to her elbows in Play-doh.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou

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