Thursday, 20 July 2017

Bok Blitz; A Desolate Hour av Mae Clair


A DESOLATE HOUR
by Mae Clair

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Pub Date: 7/18/2017


Sins of the past could destroy all of their futures . . .
For generations, Quentin Marsh’s family has seen its share of tragedy, though he remains skeptical that their misfortunes are tied to a centuries-old curse. But to placate his pregnant sister, Quentin makes the pilgrimage to Point Pleasant, West Virginia, hoping to learn more about the brutal murder of a Shawnee chief in the 1700s. Did one of the Marsh ancestors have a hand in killing the chief —the man who cursed the town with his dying breath?
While historian Sarah Sherman doesn’t believe in curses either, she’s compelled to use her knowledge of Point Pleasant to uncover the long-buried truth. The river town has had its own share of catastrophes, many tied to the legendary Mothman, the winged creature said to haunt the woods. But Quentin’s arrival soon reveals that she may have more of a stake than she realized. It seems that she and Quentin possess eerily similar family heirlooms. And the deeper the two of them dig into the past, the more their search enrages the ancient mystical forces surrounding Point Pleasant. As chaos and destruction start to befall residents, can they beat the clock to break the curse before the Mothman takes his ultimate revenge? . . .



Mae Clair opened a Pandora’s Box of characters when she was a child and never looked back. Her father, an artist who tinkered with writing, encouraged her to create make-believe worlds by spinning tales of far-off places on summer nights beneath the stars.
Mae loves creating character-driven fiction in settings that vary from contemporary to mythical. Wherever her pen takes her, she flavors her stories with conflict, romance and elements of mystery. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and is passionate about writing, old photographs, a good Maine lobster tail and cats.



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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Spotlight; Sin Eater - The Aria Knight Chronicles Book 1 By Alesha Escobar and Samantha Lafantasie


Sin Eater
The Aria Knight Chronicles Book 1
By Alesha Escobar and Samantha Lafantasie
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Aria Knight has an unusual set of skills: she will hold back the hounds of Hell so you can fly toward the Pearly Gates, and she will wipe your slate clean so that you don't become karma's bitch...for a price.


A Sin Eater has to make a living in today's world somehow.

But when she's called in the dead of night to perform her rite for a recluse billionaire, she stumbles upon a murder scene, and the evidence points to her.

In an attempt to clear her name and uncover the true culprit, Aria is forced to team up with a private investigator who's possessed by three spirits, and a handsome wizard who would rather see all Sin Eaters like Aria go extinct.

Aria knows her job is never easy, but now it's become downright deadly.

SIN EATER is the first book of the Aria Knight Chronicles by USA Today bestselling author Samantha LaFantasie and Alesha Escobar, author of the bestselling Gray Tower Trilogy.



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I’m a caffeine addict and chocoholic who enjoys reading and writing engaging stories, loveable (and not-so loveable) characters, and expressing my creativity daily. I write fantasy with intriguing characters, action-packed scenes, and always throw in a good dash of humor and romance.
Science Fiction and Fantasy are my favorite genres, but I also adore the classics (Shakespeare, Dante Alighieri, etc.) and I have a soft spot in my heart for Victorian poetry. You can geek out with me all-day every day over these
Some of my favorite contemporary fantasy authors are George R.R. Martin, Robert Jordan (rest in peace), J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Jim Butcher (Dresden Files made me love Urban Fantasy), and Ilona Andrews among others. I enjoy movies and shows like Sleepy Hollow, Supernatural, Arrow, The Flash, The Avengers…there are too many to name!
I want to read more comics and graphic novels, please shoot a recommendation or two my way (I LOVE the Hellblazer comics, by the way).
Please don’t be a stranger–I want you to kick up your feet, sip your coffee (or tea) and join in on my weekly rants, discussions, and updates.







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Topp ti tirsdag; Ti bøker som burde være obligatorisk lesing for tenåringer

Ny tirsdag og dermed på tide med en ny topp ti liste takket være bokbloggen The Broke and the Bookish. Siden det var valgfritt tema denne uken, bestemte jeg at jeg skulle ta for meg temaet ti bøker som burde være obligatorisk lesing for tenåringer.

Min liste er som følger;

Evig søndag av Linnéa Myhre

Svart belte av Marianne Clementine Håheim

Tunisian Girl - Blogger i den arabiske våren av Lina Ben Mhenni

Weetzie Bat av Francesca Lia Block

Anne Franks Dagbok

Vanæret av Mukhtar Mai

Svart mamba av Nadifa Mohamed

Den komplette Maus av Art Spiegelman

The Bell Jar av Sylvia Plath

The Perks of Being a Wallflower av Stephen Chbosky

Friday, 14 July 2017

Book Blogger Hop; Mat og drikke mens jeg leser

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Ny fredag, noe som betyr et nytt innlegg i forbindelse med Book Blogger Hop, takket være Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Denne ukens spørsmål var "What's your go-to drink and/or snacks while reading?".

For min del går det nokså ofte i te og sjokolade. To av favorittene mine når det gjelder te er Organic Orange Spice White Tea og Moroccan Mint Tea fra Numi Tea.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Omtale; Bigfoot (Mysterious Monsters Book One) av David Michael Slater

Takket være Sage's Blog Tours, fikk jeg muligheten til å lese Bigfoot (Mysterious Monsters Book One) av David Michael Slater og nå kommer omtalen av boka.

Beskrivelse fra Goodreads
The Mattigan kids don't believe in things that go bump in the night. After all, their dad is famous for proving such things are impossible. But, when their long-lost Grandpa Joe shows up with his Mysterious Monsters journal, begging for help, the siblings find themselves drawn into a search for Bigfoot. 

Along the way, they'll have to deal with meddling babysitters, suspicious psychics, a YouTube disaster, and their furious father. To solve this mystery, Maddie, Max, and Theo must rethink what's possible — and make lots of peanut butter and banana sandwiches.


Mine tanker om boka
Selv om jeg sånn sett kanskje er litt for voksen for boka, likte jeg den. Noe av grunnen til at jeg likte den var på grunn av dynamikken mellom ungene, samt at jeg lenge har vært fascinert av Bigfoot.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Bok Blitz; Slivers av Fiona J. R: Titchenell og Matt Carter

Omtale; Infinity av Tabitha Lord

Takket være iRead Book Tours fikk jeg muligheten til å lese Infinity av Tabitha Lord, og nå kommer omtalen av boka.

Beskrivelse fra Goodreads
In the second installment of the award-winning Horizon series, Dr. Caeli Crys returns to her war-torn world to fight for those she left behind.

Almagest, Caeli’s home, stands on the brink of revolution. Long hidden from the rest of the galaxy, the once-peaceful planet suffers under a regime that grows more violent and oppressive by the day. Marcus, Almagest’s dictator, is building an arsenal of alien weaponry by selling empathic children into slavery. A resistance has risen, but they are outmanned, outgunned, and in hiding.
Joined by Commander Derek Markham and his elite squadron of operatives, Caeli embarks on a dangerous mission to find the Resistance, rescue her captive people, and save her civilization from destruction.


Mine tanker om boka

Jeg likte Horizon, og jeg likte definitivt denne også. Det er litt mer action i denne boka, samt boka belyser blant annet menneskehandel, og en får vite mer om forholdet mellom Derek og Caeli. Med tanke på slutten av Infinity, er jeg definitivt interessert i å vite fortsettelsen, så jeg håper at forfatteren kommer med en ny bok i serien snart.

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Topp ti tirsdag; Favorittbøker jeg har lest etter jeg har startet med bokbloggen

Ny tirsdag og dermed på tide med en ny topp ti liste takket være bokbloggen The Broke and the Bookish. Denne ukens tema var valgfritt, så jeg tenkte jeg kunne ta for meg noen favorittbøker jeg har lest etter jeg har startet med bokbloggen. Det er kanskje verdt å nevne at dette er bare et lite utvalg av favorittbøkene, da jeg tross alt har lest nokså mange.

Min liste er denne;

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair av Pablo Neruda

A Street Cat Named Bob av James Bowen

Nattens sirkus av Erin Morgenstern

Stumme skrik av Angela Marsons

Scales av Amity Green

Ariel av Sylvia Plath

Murder in Absentia av Assaph Mehr

The Cryptic Lies av Richard Storry

The Woman in Black av Susan Hill

The Bear and the Nightingale av Katherine Arden

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Omtale; Poesi i form av en rose av Pier Paolo Pasolini

For en liten stund siden lånte jeg diktsamlinga Poesi i form av en rose av Pier Paolo Pasolini på biblioteket, og nå kommer omtalen.

Beskrivelse fra Den Norske Bokdatabasen
Denne diktsamlingen er en montasje av dagbok, profetier, intervju, reportasjer, dikt med et oppsett som mimer roser og andre prosjekter bearbeidet til vers. Diktene er langt mer friere og mer muntlige i sin form enn den hermetiske poesien som lenge var dominerende i italiensk diktning.

Mine tanker
I denne bi-språklige var det noe varierende kvalitet, og personlig likte jeg diktene faktisk bedre på italiensk enn bokmål.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Omtale; The Bear and the Nightingale av Katherine Arden

Etter å ha lest en del om The Bear and the Nightingale av Katherine Arden på nettet, endte jeg opp med å kjøpe den og nå kommer omtalen.

Beskrivelse fra Goodreads
At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.

After Vasilisa’s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa’s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows.
And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa’s stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent.
As danger circles, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed—this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse’s most frightening tales.


Mine tanker om boka
For min del, var dette en bok jeg leste i løpet av en kveld, såpass spennende var den, i tillegg til bra skrevet. Forfatteren  har også lekt litt med russiske eventyr og myter, enten det er domovoier, Morozko, Vasilia eller andre. Hvis en liker eventyr, fantasy og ting relatert til Russland, kan boka definitivt anbefales.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Bok Blitz; Flash Point av Ronelle Antoinette

 


Flash Point (Elemental Trials, Book 2)
By Ronelle Antoinette
Genre: Fantasy Romance


About the Book:

Scandal will shake foundations.
Treachery will tip balances.
Choices will have consequences.
And secrets? Those will change everything.

A night of careless passion leaves Battlemage Jex Xander and Adept Enari Alycon in a precarious position. Long-time lovers they might be, but the Imperial ambassador and the daughter of Egalion’s High Mage have rather public roles in the court—whether they wish it or not—and scandal couldn’t come at a worse time. 

When a hostile kingdom reluctantly agrees to parley, the fate of two-thousand years of peace is on the line. In the midst of negotiations, Enari becomes the target of one of the Greater Maelstrom. She and Jex must race against time to save her life and that of her unborn child. What happens when an earth-shattering secret, a demon bent on destruction, and a kingdom teetering on the brink of war collide is anyone’s guess.

The decisions of a few will determine the fate of many, and who or what will remain standing in the end is still uncertain. Hearts and lives are on the cusp of irrevocable change…and not necessarily for the better.



About the Author
Ronelle Antoinette lives in western Colorado with her husband, two cats, and one dog-who-believes-he's-a-person. While she is a mother to none, she’s an auntie to what should qualify as a small army. She is an admitted caffeine addict, chocoholic, and hopeless romantic who has carried on a passionate affair with the genre of fantasy since she was old enough to read 'chapter books'. ​​She dabbled in creative writing for many years and even considered it as a major in college. (She ended up getting a Bachelor's degree in Counseling Psychology.) She published her first novel, Errant Spark, in July of 2016.
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Excerpt:

He raised the shard, letting her examine it for a heartbeat or two, then used the blade to cut her palm and his own. Enari winced at the line of pain that blazed across her skin, biting back a hiss just in time to keep from breaking the mandate of silence. Jex pressed their weeping palms together and laced his fingers through hers.
She could almost taste her own dread now, bitter as a mouthful of lemon rind.
“Blood to blood and gift to gift,” Jex intoned, “I lend you my strength for the test ahead. I will hold the door so you may pass and may it be with joy that I close it after your return.” There was a hint of fear in his emerald eyes as he spoke the final words.
 “Initiate, it is time for you to face The Pool and The Dweller below,” her father announced.
Sweat broke out across her forehead and the back of her neck as her eyes settled on The Pool.
Jex rose to his feet, fingers still twined with hers, and she balked, not wanting to go any nearer to that still and menacing water. He reached behind her and seized her belt, forcing her up and forward. His hand remained at the small of her back to hold her in place once they stood at the very lip of The Pool.
Her stomach knotted and a slithering nausea twisted its greasy fingers around her throat. She swallowed hard and tasted bile.
Jex put his mouth against her ear and began to speak.
“We have to lower you into the water. Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and don’t be afraid. It’ll be over before you know it.”
She turned to him, shaking her head. More than anything, she did not want to let that black water touch her. Blue eyes met green and she pled the only way she could.
His expression went flat and his voice hardened. “You asked me to serve as your Chosen. Let me do my duty.”
 “Be silent!” the high mage barked.
Jex gave him a dirty look, but nodded once and the two men took hold of her, each putting a hand under one of her arms and grasping her hands in theirs. With agonizing slowness, they began to lower her.
The first shock of bitter cold stole her breath.
As the velvet of her robe became wet, it dragged on her and clung to her legs. She kicked, trying to free her feet but the heavy fabric stuck fast.
Before she was half-submerged, she started to tremble. The water felt just short of freezing solid and had a slimy quality that disgusted her.
Soon, only her head remained clear and Jex was crouching at her side, still gripping her bloody hand. His other settled on her hair.
“Deep breath, now,” he directed.

And before she could even think to scream, he jerked his hand free of hers and thrust her head beneath the surface.