Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Release Blitz for The Black Wolf (In the Company of Killers Book #5) by J.A. Redmerski



Adult Crime/Suspense/Mystery
Releasing July 1, 2015

Since devastating secrets were uncovered by Nora Kessler, Niklas Fleischer and Victor Faust have been divided as business partners and brothers. But ultimately Niklas is persuaded to lead a mission to Italy, and he sees it as an opportunity to set in motion forgiveness—or retribution—for his brother’s betrayal.

The mission: play the role of a wealthy German investor and kidnap a beautiful, notorious madam named Francesca Moretti. No stranger to these types of roles, Niklas is the best man for the job, but this time the risks will be much greater as he will not be doing it alone. Izabel Seyfried, still fresh out of a life of imprisonment and sex slavery, could be negatively affected by the things she will see in Moretti’s mansion, and Niklas must keep her in line so she does not blow their cover and get them killed.

But Niklas isn’t the only one who must play a role—Nora takes on the humiliating task of playing Niklas’s slave, and Izabel must play the role of his lover.

On one hand, Niklas couldn’t be enjoying himself more. On the other hand, the emotions that continue to rage inside of him may be too much for him to control, and it may be Niklas—not Izabel—who needs to be kept in line. He cannot forget what Victor has done, and this mission may just be the beginning of his downward spiral.

Can the blood bond that Niklas and Victor share as brothers be stronger than resentment? Or will vengeance dig the blade so deep that their bond be eternally severed?



Previous titles in the The Company of Killers:


KILLING SARAI (Book #1)

REVIVING IZABEL (Book #2)





J.A. Redmerski, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children, two cats and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries and is a huge fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead.


Follow on Bloglovin


Release Day Blitz for Shades of Treason by Sandy Williams


Shades of Treason
(An Anomaly Novel, #1)
By Sandy Williams


Blurb: 
Ash would have given her life to save her teammates.

Instead, they gave their lives to save hers.

Lieutenant Ramie Ashdyn is an anomaly, a person whose genetic makeup makes her stronger and smarter than the average human. She’s pledged her life to protect the Coalition, an alliance of thirteen planetary systems, but when a top secret operation turns bloody, she’s charged with treason and the brutal executions of her teammates.

The Coalition needs the information Ash’s team stole on their last mission, so they send in Commander Rhys “Rest in Peace” Rykus to get it. He’s the man who’s responsible for turning Ash into an elite soldier... and he’s a man who isn’t, never was, and never will be in love with the woman he trained. Or so he tells himself.

Ash wants nothing more than to clear her name and be the woman her former instructor wants her to be, but the enemy who killed her teammates did more than frame her for treason and murder: they telepathically silenced her mind, preventing her from saying anything that might point to the truth about what happened.

Now Ash is trapped and set to be executed, the truth dying with her. Unless she can prove her innocence. But taking that path could destroy the Coalition she’s sworn to preserve and protect...

Available for purchase at :



Rykus’s boots stopped inches from her face. He stood there looming like a behemoth-class warship bearing down on a two-seater small-craft. He’d always had a talent for making his anomalies feel insignificant. Ash half expected him to shove her head into the dirt again. Instead, his gaze and the weight of his last command pressed her down as effectively as a sub-atmo fighter in a steep climb.

“Why didn’t you escape when you had the chance?” His hands closed around her wrists, maneuvering them together over her head.

“Mind being a bit more gentle, Rip?”

He looped and twisted the cord around her swollen and bruised skin, probably in a Caruthian lock-knot, which would be damn hard to break out of. The more she pulled against it, the tighter it would become.

He yanked her into a sitting position. The forest spun. She stared at Rykus’s chest until the world settled. 

“Answer my question, Ashdyn.”

“Ashdyn?” She laughed. “Don’t get all formal on me, Rip.”

Her gaze rose from his chest to his eyes, and she cut off her laugh. His expression was as dark and cold as space, but there was a hint of heat in his gaze, of galaxies that couldn’t be seen with the naked eye. Rykus had a gravitational pull as strong as any sun, and she couldn’t resist being pulled in by his flames.

“I should have escaped,” she said. “I made a mistake.” A huge mistake. 

“Wrong answer.” He jerked her to her feet. 

“What do you want me to say? Sir.”

“The truth.”

“That is the truth.” 

Rykus still had himself under control but she didn’t. She was tired, frustrated, and pissed off at herself, at Rykus, at the whole Coalition. She’d bled for them all. She’d given up her free will to become a Caruth-trained anomaly, all so she could protect it. And they believed she was working against it now. Working with the Sariceans.

“Why did you stay?” Rykus demanded again.

She pulled her arm free from his grasp. “I fucking stayed because of you. Sir. Because of the goddamn loyalty training.”

Invading her space, he forced her to take a step back. “That training didn’t keep you from turning against the Coalition. It didn’t keep you from shooting your teammates and the Obsidian’s crew.” 

Anger creased his face now. It creased Ash’s entire universe.

“Tell me how many people I killed,” she demanded. “Tell me!”

He opened his mouth to fling a number in her face, but caught himself. The skin around his eyes tightened then relaxed. In a voice much quieter than she’d just used, he said, “Brookins. My XO. You shot him on your way off the Obsidian.”

It took her a moment to figure out who he was talking about. She’d shot a total of four people during her escape. Only one of them was likely a fatal wound—the anomaly who’d very nearly prevented her escape.

“Well,” Ash said, feeling some of her independence, some of her brazenness return. “If your XO is dead, he wasn’t a very good anomaly.” 

Her fail-safe stared, unmoving, as the wind picked up, carrying the scent of smoke and burning vegetation through the air. Her mental clock clicked to five, six seconds before the rage melted from Rykus’s shoulders. Slowly, he shook his head.

“Sometimes, Ash… Sometimes I wish I’d never met you.”

Ash let a smile spread across her face. “That implies you’re sometimes happy you met me.” 


Sandy Williams has lived and breathed books all her life. When she was a teen, she was always the first to finish her class assignments so that she could read as much as possible before the bell rang. Her grades didn't suffer (much), and she was able to enroll in Texas A&M University. She didn't sneak in novels there, but her college lecture notes are filled with snippets of stories. After she graduated, she decided to turn those snippets into novels.

Sandy writes books with high-octane action adventure infused with a strong romantic element. She is best known for The Shadow Reader novels, an urban fantasy romance series about a human who can both see and track the fae. When she’s not reading or corralling her twin boys, she enjoys playing EuroGames like Dominion, 7 Wonders, and Agricola.

You can find Sandy at 



Follow on Bloglovin


In curand la Editura Leda - Opal de Jennifer L. Armentrout


In serie

       

Follow on Bloglovin


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Obsessing over...




Follow on Bloglovin

Book Blitz for Schism (Illirin #1) by Laura Maisano

Release Date: 04/28/15
Muse It Up Publishing

Art therapy hasn’t done squat for Gabe Jones. A thousand sketches of his fiancée can’t bring his memory, or her, back to him. Nothing on Earth can. His past lies in another dimension, a world just out of sight.

Another student on campus, Lea Huckley, unknowingly shares Gabe’s obsession with the fourth dimension. The monsters from the other side attacked her parents and fled, getting her folks locked up in the loony bin. Proving this other world exists is the only way to free them. Lea and Gabe strike a deal to help each other, and together they manage to open a door to the world of Gabe’s true origin. She’d use him for proof—if she didn’t already care too much.

While Gabe tries to reconcile his feelings for Lea and his rediscovered memories of his fiancée, a much more sinister plot unravels. He uncovers his history just in time to become the unwilling lynchpin in a conspiracy to start a war. His memory holds the secret to the final riddle the would-be conqueror needs to get the upper hand. Gabe must protect the riddle at all costs, even if that means leaving Earth, and Lea, behind forever.


Lea packed light. Other than her phone’s GPS and a flashlight, she kept a small notepad, her lucky pencil, and the thermometer in her cargo pocket. She didn’t need to find data, now she needed proof. 

She led the way down the alley where skyscrapers blocked the glowing moon and the lamps from the highway. Yellowed fixtures above each back entrance threw faint cones of light onto the cement, like holes in Swiss cheese. 

Lea checked the coordinates on her phone while she walked, and the little red arrow crept closer to the flag icon she placed to mark the interaction point. 

Gabe spent his time surveying the area for anything that might be a danger. He kept fidgeting behind her and turning around every few seconds, a twitchy meerkat on patrol. 

“We’re only between buildings. It’s not the end of the world.” Lea checked her phone again to make sure they were headed in the right direction. 

He glanced over his shoulder. “I still don’t like it. It’s night, people do get mugged, you know.” 

“The statistics of that are so low. We’re really not in any danger, considering the population and how many times that sorta thing happens.” 

He shifted uneasily behind her. “Whatever, we’re raising the chances by being out here at night.” 

Lea rolled her eyes. “I’m not missing this opportunity.” 

“I know that. Neither am I.” 

“Good.” 

They came to a cross section behind two major offices where the loading docks and dumpsters sat for both of them. A stream of water trickled down the concave cement into the large sewer grate. Old garbage left a fume hanging around, and the humidity only made it worse. 

Lea double- and triple-checked her coordinates, cross-checking with her notes. “This is it. Within I’d say, a fifteen foot diameter, low to the ground.” She shoved the phone in her cargo pocket. “Perfect.” 

“How long?” 

“Roughly ten minutes.” 

Ten minutes may as well have been six hours. She paced back and forth, her sneakers scuffing the gritty pavement. 

Gabe continued to keep a watchful eye out for muggers or vagrants. What a dork. 

She snickered quietly. For someone who didn’t know his own experiences, he sure seemed paranoid. She watched him standing straight, darting his eyes to the entrance and even up to the windows above them. Watch out bad guys, Gabe’s on to you. She smiled and turned to see what looked like heat waves rising from the cold cement. Crap. The interaction had already started. 

“Gabe…” She waved him over next to the loading dock. 

This interaction provided no shining lights or obvious movement. Not much stood out visually, except maybe the air glistening like summer heat waves if she squinted hard enough, but her digital thermometer found the coldest point. 

“Here,” she whispered, not wanting anyone or anything on the other side to hear. She stretched her arms forward, and Gabe did likewise. 

“On the count of three.” She waited for him to nod. “One…two…three.” 

They both reached through the interaction point and grabbed at the thicker air. Nothing. They tried again, pulling, grasping, and making any sort of motion to trigger a rip. Finally, Gabe leaned in and pulled out at just the right angle, because the light tore across like a jagged line. Lea grabbed the edge of it and tugged, opening the tear wider until they both fell through.


Laura has an MA in Technical writing and is a Senior Editor at Anaiah Press for their YA/NA Christian Fiction. She’s excited to release her debut YA Urban Fantasy SCHISM April 28, 2015, and during the wait, she’s working on the sequel UNITY.

Her gamer husband and amazing daughter give support and inspiration every day. Their cats, Talyn and Moya, provide entertainment through living room battles and phantom-dust-mote hunting. Somehow, they all manage to survive living in Texas where it is hotter than any human being should have to endure. Check out her blog at LauraMaisano.blogspot.com.

Follow on Bloglovin


In curs de aparitie la Editura Nemira - Pandemonium de LAUREN OLIVER


Data aparitiei: 10.07.2015
Titlu original: Pandemonium
Colectia: Young Adult
Autor: Lauren Oliver
Traducator: Dorina Tataran
Format: Paperback
Dimensiuni: 130 x 200 mm
Nr. pagini: 336
Editura Nemira

Acum cu pret redus: 24.43 lei


A doua parte din trilogia DELIRIUM

Incerc sa alung amintirea cosmarului meu, gandurile la Alex, gandurile la Hana si la fosta mea scoala, sa le alung, sa le alung, cum m-a invatat Raven.

Vechea mea viata nu mai exista. Dar si vechea Lena e moarta. Am ingropat-o. Am lasat-o dincolo de gard, in spatele unui zid de fum si flacari.

Cartea Intai


Acum cu pret redus: 20.93 lei



Follow on Bloglovin

Monday, June 29, 2015

Recenzie! Cei 100 de Kass Morgan


Dupa un razboi nuclear devastator, omenirea traieste in nave spatiale, departe de suprafata radioactiva a Pamantului. 100 de adolescenti delincventi sunt trimisi intr-o misiune periculoasa: trebuie sa recolonizeze planeta. Ar putea fi a doua sansa la viata sau... o misiune sinucigasa.

Clarke a fost arestata pentru tradare si e bantuita de propriul trecut. Wells vine pe Pamant pentru fata pe care o iubeste, dar oare ea il va ierta? Bellamy vrea sa-si apere sora. Glass a ajuns iar pe nava, dar acolo viata e la fel de periculoasa ca pe Pamant.

Cei 100 trebuie sa lupte pentru viata intr-un tinut salbatic. Nu era in plan sa fie eroi, dar s-ar putea sa fie ultima speranta a omenirii.

„Sumbru si fascinant... O combinatie de Imparatul mustelor, Un cantec strabate lumea si Jocurile foamei.' - Booklist

În primul rând, mulțumesc librăriei online Libris pentru această carte. Pe site-ul lor puteți găsi atât cărți în română, cât și cărți în engleză.



Parerea mea:

Cei 100 este una dintre putinele carti la care am vazut mai intai serialul. Abia dupa aceea a aparut in Romania si am fost foarte bucuroasa, de aceea i-am rugat pe partenerii nostri de la libraria online Libris sa mi-o trimita pentru recenzie.

Evident, am deschis-o imediat ce a ajuns la mine si am citit-o pe nerasuflate, in speranta ca o voi considera mai buna sau macar la fel de buna ca serialul, pentru ca nu degeaba exista expresia "cartea bate filmul". 

Dar, am fost usor dezamagita. Am avut impresia ca parcurg un roman introdictiv, lucru care nu este neaparat rau, insa am avut in permanenta tendinta de a o compara cu serialul, care are un ritm alert si este plin de actiune. De fapt, cam tot ce se intampla in carte reprezinta aproximativ jumatate din ce am vazut in serial. Mari diferente intre cele doua nu sunt, numai ca lipsesc cateva personaje pe care eu le-am indragit pe micul ecran, cum ar fi Jasper si Finn, iar in carte chiar le-am simtit lipsa. 

Personajele principale sunt putin speriate de tot ceea ce se intampla in jurul lor, insa cartea dezvolta mai mult povestile de dragoste dintre ele decat situatia in care se afla, adica faptul ca se afla pe pamant, fara prea multe provizii sau medicamente. Ma asteptam la un comportament diferit din partea lor, dar, cu toate astea, cel de la care am sperat cel mai mult, Clarke si Bellamy, nu m-au dezamagit. Sper ca urmatorul volum sa ne dezvaluie mai mult.


„Era uimitor cum se schimbă totul în jur în decursul unei zile. Dimineaţa, totul era clar şi proaspăt. Chiar şi aerul avea ceva, un soi de claritate. Totuşi, după-amiază, lumina se îmblânzea, iar culorile se domoleau. Asta îi plăcea lui Bellamy cel mai mult pe Pământ – totul era neaşteptat. Ca o tipă care nu arată totul deodată. El mereu fusese atras de cele pe care nu le putea înţelege în totalitate.”


Au fost si personaje ale caror actiuni si decizii au fost atat de nepotrivite, incat abia asteptam sa termin capitolele din perspectiva lor. Aici, un bun exemplu este Wells, caruia serialul i-a oferit un sfarsit demn de caracterul lui si asa trag nadejde sa se intample si in seria de carti. Stiu ca nu e bine sa doresti raul altei persoane, nici macar uneia imaginare dar... de data asta, n-am putut sa ma abtin :)))


Punctele pierdute din cauza lui Wells au fost, insa, recastigate de capitolele din perspective lui Glass, una dintre cei 100 care reuseste sa fuga de pe nava cu destinatia Pamant si sa ramana in spatiu. Prin prisma ei, vedem modul de viata al celor care traiesc in spatiu de sute de ani, dar si momentul in care nava incepe sa cedeze si vietile tuturor sunt puse in pericol, pentru ca nineni nu stie daca Pamantul este locuibil.

"- Fiecare membru al expeditiei primeste cate o bratara din asta, explica el. Prin ele sunt trimise informatii catre nava, astfel incat sa putem vedea locul unde se afla si sa monitorizam functiile vitale. Indata ce o sa avem dovezi ca mediul este primitor, vom incepe recolonizarea. Se forta sa zambeasca. Daca totul merge conform planului, nu va dura mult pana cand noi, ceilalti, va vom urma si toate acestea- facu un semn catre mainile legate ale lui Wells- vor fi uitate."

Finalul mi-a dat de inteles ca volumul urmator va fi mult mai palpitant.


Lectura placuta!




Follow on Bloglovin

E-book gratuit – cea mai căutată carte de la Editura Univers!


Timp de șapte zile (29 iunie - 6 iulie), Editura Univers, în parteneriat cu platforma Streamland, le oferă gratuit cititorilor săi ediția electronică a cărții Călătoria unei femei care nu se mai temea de îmbătrânire, primul roman semnat de Andreï Makine cu pseudonimul Gabriel Osmonde.

Dă clic aici [http://streamland.ro/stories-3/calatoria-unei-femei-care-nu-temea-de-imbatrinire-7/] și poți să afli mai mult despre carte și să citești începutul. Dacă îți dorești cartea, fă-ți cont de cititor pe platforma Streamland. Astfel, poți să descarci gratuit cea mai căutată carte a Editurii Univers în 2015. Fără a avea nevoie să te înregistrezi la Adobe Digital Editions, poți începe să citești romanul imediat, în orice browser de pe computer, tabletă sau telefon.

După ce ți-ai făcut cont de cititor pe Streamland, apasă pe butonul BUY și în fereastra care se va deschide să introduci cuponul univers1969 care îți va da acces gratuit la descărcarea cărții. Poți începe să citești romanul imediat și va rămâne în contul tău de pe Streamland, la pagina Cărțile mele. 

Trimite acest mesaj prietenilor tăi: îți vor mulțumi pentru că i-ai anunțat cum pot primi cadou dintre cele mai citite cărți de la Univers.



„Laura Baroncelli, văduvă la cincizeci de ani […], aflând că fusese înşelată toată viaţa de soţ, neizbutind să aibă un dialog cu propria fiică, detestându-şi dimensiunile corporale (prea generoase, în stilul matroanelor slave), ca şi viaţa burgheză – de proprietară a unui magazin de băi şi accesorii sanitare din Paris –, hotărăşte să se sinucidă. Dar, intrând în baie, observă urma unui picior – şi, de aici, sinuciderea e oprită […] Această urmă aparţinea unui tânăr care se vădeşte a fi mult aşteptata mare pasiune, până atunci nici măcar bănuită de captiva într-o viaţă banală. 

Stilul e, aşa cum spuneam, cel care ridică nivelul: nu mult diferit de al lui Makine, cu descrieri ample şi amănunţite, cu simboluri recurente, descifrabile sub diferite înfăţişări (de exemplu, sticla compactă în care e montat un scorpion, din Călătoria unei femei…, la un moment dat spartă, poate fi comparată cu lacul îngheţat, memento ameninţător în Crima Olgăi Arbelina; sau motivul zăpezilor veşnic pure – versus mizeria societăţii de consum, aşa cum apare în majoritatea romanelor lui Makine/Osmonde). Sunt fraze ample, cu observaţiile unui ochi atent la realitate, dar şi cu suflul unui poet talentat, care salvează astfel de schematism etapele călătoriei autotransformatoare“.

Grete Tartler, Limba alternașterii, România literară, nr. 17/2015

Follow on Bloglovin

Book Blitz and Giveaway for State of Vengeance (Collapse #6) by Summer Lane

Publication date: June 26th 2015
Genres: Dystopia, New Adult
Amazon

Vengeance is coming.

Monterey Bay, California, has barely survived a brutal attack from the evil invasion forces of Omega, and Cassidy Hart is exhausted. She has lost a friend and gained a new enemy. The militias seem to be weakening, and Omega seems to be getting stronger.

In an effort to recruit more troops, Cassidy travels to the desolation of the high mountains to find the mysterious troops ofSky City, and to eliminate a threat that has long been growing just out of the militia’s reach.
Cassidy is not alone. Old enemies greet her, and the most dangerous person of all just might be the one she trusts the most.
The fate of the free world is at stake. The end is coming.
The militias – or Omega – will have its revenge.

Book #6 of The International Bestselling Collapse Series

IN THE SERIES



“I’m trained to protect,” Chris answers, never wavering. “I’m trained to eliminate those people who would hurt my family, and my country. Anything beyond that is wrong.” He shakes his head. “I just don’t want you to get used to killing, Cassidy. You’re better than that.”
I rest my hands on my hips. 
“I hate killing,” I say. “But I hate Omega more.” 
A cool gust of wind blows Chris’s hair into his face. 
“We do what we have to so that we can survive,” Chris tells me. “We don’t do it for any other reason than to protect and serve.” 
I turn away from him, angry, unshed tears spilling onto my cheeks. 
“This isn’t just about survival anymore,” I say. “This is about revenge.”



Summer Lane is the author of the international bestselling Collapse Series and Zero Trilogy. She owns WB Publishing and Writing Belle, an online magazine dedicated to the Art of Storytelling. Summer is also an accomplished creative writing teacher and professional journalist. She lives in the Central Valley of California where she creates her stories and shares them with the world.




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow on Bloglovin

Ratings