APOLOGY

Due to my (Cristina) departure to Uni for the summer exams and Mihaela's problems with the Internet connection for more than two weeks now we were unable to post all the scheduled materials. We apologize for all the missing stops and promise to be back on track in no time.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

PRECOMANDA ACUM la Editura Leda: Cantecul lunii (Jurnalele Vampirilor: Vanatorii, vol. 2)

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AVENTURI MAI PALPITANTE CA ORICÂND...

PREGĂTIŢI-VĂ PENTRU VOLUMUL 9 AL SERIEI

RĂUL NU DISPARE...

După ce au scăpat de ororile din Dimensiunea Întunecată, Elena şi prietenii ei de-abia aşteaptă să ajungă la Colegiul Dalcrest. Viaţa alături de Stefan e mai minunată ca oricând, iar cu prietenii ei Meredith, Bonnie şi Matt alături, Elena ştie că va avea cel mai bun an de până acum.

Dar pentru Elena, plecarea din Fell’s Church nu înseamnă că şi-a lăsat în urmă trecutul întunecat. Când din campus încep să dispară tot mai mulţi studenţi, panica se instalează la Dalcrest.

Apoi Elena descoperă un vechi secret, care o tulbură profund.

Va putea ea să se împotrivească destinului? Iar dacă are să se prăbuşească, cine o va prinde — Stefan sau Damon?



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Friday, August 29, 2014

Tour Review! Burning Through Gravity by Addison Moore


Two beautiful souls.
Two seemingly innocent deceptions.

Once they meet, Stevie and Ford explode into one another in a ball of lust, hotter than a July moon. Ford is assertive, dominate and in control, that is until Stevie brings him to his knees. He thinks she’s the most beautiful woman he’s ever met both inside and out. Stevie thinks he’s sweet, and sort of goofy—of course it doesn’t hurt that he drips sex like honey.

Stevie is starting to fall hard for Ford.
And Ford is all in with Stevie.
She wonders if he could ever forgive her for what she’s about to do.
She wonders if she wants him to.

They say love conquers all.
But love never met two liars like Stevie and Ford.

His lie cost her a few sleepless nights.
Her lie will cost him everything.

THOUGHTS

Wow! I loved this book.

Don’t let yourself be fooled by the beginning. It won’t seem a good choice but, trust me, it’s the exact opposite.

Stevie and Ford meet at a party and they spend a weekend of passion but none of them knows who the other one really is.

The lies they tell will have consequences and that, when revealed, it will tear them apart.

This is the kind of book that keeps you on your toes until the very end. Nothing is what it seems and, just when you think you have it all figured out, you turn the page and your theories are blown away by some new twist.

This novel has everything. Love, hate, jealousy, passion, revenge and it will make you feel so much that you’ll be left reeling for days after you’re done with it.

I especially liked the synopsis provided by the author. It’s perfect. It makes you wonder and want to read but gives absolutely no clue on what’s going on inside the book.

The characters are really great and well defined. They all have strong personalities and you’ll come to love them really fast. Even the “bad guys”.

There was nothing superfluous in this story, which is why I probably enjoyed it this much. Every person, every action has a purpose and nothing is left unfinished.

It was my first Addison Moore book but it won’t be the last. This lady is really talented and I think you should definitely give her a chance.

Happy Reading!





Addison Moore is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine. Previously she worked for nearly a decade as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit. She resides with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs on the West Coast where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.



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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Review & Giveaway All About You by Joanna Mazurkiewicz




I start hating Oliver just after his older brother Christian’s death. I drag him down a road of humiliation and pain to try to cope with what his brother did to me.

A few months after Christian’s passing, Oliver leaves town, and for the next two years, he is absent from my life. The demons claw their way back in, and I must learn to live with the secret that has destroyed me.

Now I’m starting a new life, away from Gargle and away from my past, but everything crashes when I see Oliver the first day at university. It’s clear that many things have changed since we’ve been apart. Now he is captain of the rugby team and the most popular bloke on campus.

Then he makes a bet and gives me an ultimatum: I leave Braxton forever and start somewhere else, or I stay and play his game… because he’s never forgotten that it was me who ruined his life two years ago.

THOUGHTS

All About You it’s a story about love, hate and revenge.

When Christian, India’s boyfriend dies in a car accident, she turns into this horrible person and makes it her mission in life to ruin her dead boyfriend’s brother, Oliver, life. She bullies him all through high school, enjoying the thrill and the release his pain is giving her.

She has a reason, though. She wants revenge for what happened to her and because he hadn’t been there when he said he would.

Oliver doesn’t understand why India is being so cruel so, instead of retaliating he takes it all until high school is over and he can go away.

When they meet again Oliver is not that shy, closed off guy anymore. He hasn’t forgiven nor has he forgotten. Now is her turn to suffer at his hand.

This book is an emotional rollercoaster. At one point you don’t know who to pity and who to hate anymore. You’ll just go from anger to pity, to hatred, to compassion and back to anger again with every turn of the page. Just when you think everything will be alright, something else happens and it’s back to square one. There’s no time to get bored. I know I didn’t. At one point I wished could read faster just to see what happens next.

I also liked how the author blended the past with the present a little piece at a time, taking care not to give too much away and spoil the book or and not too little and make it impossible for the reader to understand.

The characters are great and you’ll like every single one of them. You might expect them to be the damaged and always complaining kind but instead, they’re strong in spite of the damage inflicted on them by their pasts.

All in all, Joanna did a great job and I can’t wait to read the next volume, All About Me, since this one end with a bloody cliffhanger. Yes, there’s a cliffhanger BUT, you only have to wait until September 30th to find out how it ends so it’s not THAT bad.

I’m glad I gave this book a chance.

Happy Reading!



We cross the path walking towards the entrance. I switch my bag, as my arm starts to ache, and drag my main suitcase behind me. We both notice the group of students throwing the rugby ball to each other outside on the grass. Dora is already playing with her hair, pretending that she is struggling with her luggage, probably hoping that any of those blokes would give her a hand. I roll my eyes, ignoring her moans, and move ahead. For a brief moment I feel someone’s eyes on me, so I stop and turn around.

One of the guys who was throwing the ball is staring directly at me. His eyes squeeze shut and a fire spreads over my spine. He seems familiar, but I shake my head, knowing that I don’t know anyone in Braxton and the sudden blaze of heat is just in my imagination. Dora manages to get the attention of one of the guys and they start chatting away. This is just so typical of her.

“Pass the ball, Jacob,” someone shouts behind me. But I ignore that voice, which sounds so familiar, heating up the blood that runs through my body. I think about back home. Mum asked me to call her when we reach Braxton just to make sure that we arrived safely.

Then something hits me hard in the back of the head and I let go a loud “Owww!” and turn swiftly around. I spot the rugby ball on the grass and reach out to massage my head. I narrow my eyes, spotting the same guy who was staring at me a few second ago. He is smirking.

“What’s your problem?” I ask, my jaw tense with anger.

He doesn’t look sorry at all that he hit me with the ball. He is tall and muscular. His dark hair is cut close to his scalp. For some reason the “special forces” haircut suits him. He is too far ahead so I can’t see the color of his eyes, but his gaze is pulling me to him like he is made of a magnet. Jeans hang low on his hips and his white T-shirt is dirty, probably from rolling on the grass. I glance back at his friends who are staring at me, startled. Something isn’t right here—he obviously wanted to hit me on purpose.

“Well, who have we got here? Isn’t it the one and only, India Gretel?” he says loudly, like he wants to make sure that everyone hears him.

“Do I know you?” I ask with impatience, eyeing him from head to toe. A large whacky grin appears on his handsome face. Something in his eyes tells me that we already met. His eyes harden on me as he picks up the ball and closes the gap between us. He has a wide jaw and full beautiful lips.

“Don’t fucking tell me that you forgot about me already, Indi?” he asks, smirking. “Boys, let me introduce the biggest bitch that ever stepped in Braxton.”

I blink rapidly, staring at him, digging all my memories out or anything that could tell me if I’ve seen him before, but I get nothing.

“Oliver, who the hell is that?” asks one of the guys walking up towards him. Dora probably notices my little show because she approaches me, looking equally confused.

“India, who is that douchebag?” she asks, frowning.

Oliver. That name rolls in my head like a snooker ball. It curls my toes and increases my heartbeat. It’s like a poison that crawls into my pores and wrecks my body. His name brings on both good and bad within me. It’s the name that I have been trying to forget for the past two years.



Joanna Mazurkiewicz was born in Poland. She moved to United Kingdom when she was only nineteen and just finished high school. She had aspired to be a writer upon completion of the Harry Potter series but also enjoyed reading books like ‘Gone with the Wind’, ’Animal Farm’ and ‘The doll’. She graduated from Swansea University with a bachelor degree in American Studies. While studying in the UK she made a decision to start writing fiction in English.

The “Whispers of the Sprite” is her first debut novel and she is currently working on other projects. Joanna lives in Cowbridge, a small town in South Wales near Cardiff with her boyfriend Bruce. She enjoys cycling around Welsh countryside some of which has become the settings in her first series.



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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Obsessing over...




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Mincinosii de E. Lockhart În curând la Editura Trei


„Şocant, de o frumuseţe tulburătoare şi foarte bine construit, Mincinoşii o să-ţi rămână în minte pentru totdeauna.” - John Green

O familie frumoasă şi distinsă.
O insulă privată.
O fată vulnerabilă şi îndrăgostită.
Un băiat curajos, plin de pasiune.
Un grup de patru prieteni, Mincinoşii, a căror prietenie se dovedeşte a fi distructivă.
O revoltă. Un accident. Un secret.
Minciună după minciună.
Dragoste adevărată.
Adevărul.

Citește MINCINOȘII. Și dacă te întreabă cineva cum se sfârșește, MINTE, pur și simplu.

„Obsedant, sofisticat... Mincinoşii e un roman atât de captivant şi de bine scris, încât nu numai adolescenţii îl vor îndrăgi, ci şi cititorii maturi.” - Wall Street Journal

„E. Lockhart face un portret fidel al unei familii cu tradiţie, pentru care a păstra aparenţele este vital şi, în ultimă instanţă, tragic.” - The Chicago Tribune

„Bine-aţi venit la minunata familie Sinclair.
N-avem niciun criminal.
N-avem niciun dependent.
N-avem niciun ratat.
Familia Sinclair e compusă din indivizi atletici, înalţi şi frumoşi. Suntem democraţi, cu avere, din tată în fiu.
Nu contează dacă unul dintre noi e îndrăgostit până la disperare, absolut până la disperare.
Atât de îndrăgostit încât trebuie luate măsuri la fel de disperate.
Nimeni n-are nevoie de nimeni.
Nimeni nu greşeşte vreodată.
Trăim, cel puţin pe durata verii, pe o insulă privată, în apropiere de linia de coastă din Massachusetts.
Poate că asta este tot ce trebuie să ştiţi.“



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Monday, August 11, 2014

Happy Release Day! Giveaway Dust to Dust by Karina Halle


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The dramatic conclusion to the Experiment in Terror Series.

Perry Palomino and Dex Foray.

On their own, they’re uniquely brilliant. Together, they’re an unstoppable team.

Until now.

Because after everything the duo has encountered, they haven’t come across an evil quite like this. An evil that has been years in the making, an evil that will stop at nothing until they, and everyone they care for, are destroyed.

Dex and Perry’s love has survived a multitude of sins.

But can it survive the end?

Experiment in Terror Series







With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term "Hybrid Author." Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she's a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA...whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her husband and rescue pup.



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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Review! Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.
They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered
Love gets ugly.



MY THOUGHTS



I have a problem. Every time I open a new Colleen Hoover book I am a little bit afraid I won’t like it, or that I’ll like it so much it will turn me into a confused mess of emotions by the time I’m done with it (Slammed). 


It took me three days to convince myself to read this novel. For three days I kept wondering who Miles and Tate are and if I’ll like their story.

Here I am now, grinning like a loon and wiping away the tears that won’t stop falling. I loved every single moment of it.

Colleen’s books have always managed to get to me and make me feel more than I wanted to sometimes. You know why? Because there are no pretenses. The characters are never perfect and they don’t always have a solution for every problem.

I’m certain a lot of people out there have read her books and identified with a character or have been in a similar situation at one point or another in life.

Nothing is always perfect or easy in Colleen’s books. She never tries to embellish a situation just to make it easier for us to read through it and she never shies from putting too much strain on the characters.

Ugly Love is no exception. I don’t know what you’ll think after reading the title and the synopsis. There’s no shady love story or something like that. What you’ll find in this book is a tender, emotional, beautiful story that will break your heart, make you cry, put a smile on your face just to make  you cry all over again. 

It doesn’t always happen to me to actually “feel” the story while reading it so this is what makes this lady one of my favorite authors. This book is really good. No arguments there.
Even more so because it was my turn to “know” exactly what it feels like. To remember. 

And, yes, love is never easy. To have the beautiful part you have to take the ugly also. But when it’s right, it’s always worth it in the end. What we have to keep in mind is that everything happens for a reason. It might be difficult to see it at that time but, later, it will all make sense.
Life may throw many things your way but that’s okay as long as you don’t give up. Always get up and fight. Fall in love and allow yourselves to be loved in return because, while love can break you, if you allow it, it can also heal. There’s always a place for a second chance.

Thank you, Colleen, for another wonderful book and for reminding me that it’s ok to remember and it’s never too late to forgive.

Happy Reading!!
 
 



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