zaterdag 4 februari 2017

New additions to my addiction January 2017

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This year I will try to read more books than I buy, so I am going to keep a list of the new books that arrive at my home each month. This is the list for January, and so far, I have succeeded. A good start of the new year :)

From Bookdepository:

Nalini Singh – Allegiance of Honor
J.D. Robb – Apprentice in Death
Dianne Duvall – Night Unbound
Dianne Duvall – Shadows Strike
Anthology – On the Hunt (for the Dianne Duvall story)
Jocelynn Drake – Dead mans deal

A present from Carien:
Jeffe Kennedy – The edge of the Blade

Alanea Alder - My commander
Dianne Duvall - In still darkness

© 2017 Reviews by Aurian

woensdag 1 februari 2017

New books to look forward to for February 2017

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This is the list of new releases for the month of February 2017 I am looking forward to:

Anne Bishop - Marked in Flesh – Others 4 PB BD 20-11
Christine Feehan – Dark Promises – Dark 28 PB BD 20-11
J.D. Robb – Echoes in Death – In Death 44 HC
Joanne Fluke – Banana Cream Pie Murder – Hannah Swensen 21 HC
Michelle Sagara – Grave- Queen of the Dead 3 HC

I have read a total of 30 books and 5 novella’s in January 2017, an absolute record for me, and I am very happy with that.

So, what did I read? A nice mix of urban fantasy and contemporary romance, and some historical Western romances, and of course, some of my favourite re-reads. They just keep calling my name and keep me up way too late at a work night.

Carolyn Brown - Red's Hot Cowboy
Nalini Singh - Allegiance of Honor
Hannah Jayne - Under wraps
Robin D. Owens - Ghost Talker
Robin D. Owens - Ghost Maker
Eileen Wilks - Dragon Spawn
Carolyn Brown - Morning Glory
Alanea Alder -My Commander
Thea Harrison -Moonshadow
Carolyn Brown -Sweet Tilly
Carolyn Brown -Evening star
Dianne Duvall -Phantom Shadows
Dianne Duvall -Darkness Rises
J.D. Robb -Apprentice in Death
Laurell K. Hamilton - Wounded
Allyson James - Dreamwalker
Ashley Gardner - A soupcon of poison
J.B. Stanley - Carbs and Cadavers
Anthology - Mail-Order Marriages
Linda Lael Miller -Montana Creeds: Logan
Linda Lael Miller -McKettrick's Luck
Robin D. Owens -Heart Change
Robin D. Owens -Heart Fate
Robin D. Owens - Heart Mate
Julie Ortolon - Dear Cupid
Robin D. Owens - Noble Heart
Dianne Duvall - Phantom Embrace
Eve Langlais - Delicate Freakin' Flower
Dianne Duvall - In Still Darkness
Eve Langlais - A demon and his witch
Dianne Duvall - Night Unbound
Eve Langlais - Jealous and Freak'n
Robin D. Owens - Heart Legacy
Dianne Duvall - Shadows Strike
Wendy Wax - Hostile Makeover

I really enjoyed the Immortals by Dianne Duvall, and hope there will be a new book soon. If you know me, you will be surprised to find Eve Langlais on this list, but I really enjoyed those books. Hannah Jayne, Under Wraps, was really bad, I won’t be reading any more of that series.

© 2017 Reviews by Aurian

zondag 1 januari 2017

New books to look forward to for January 2017

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Happy New Year to all my followers, readers and friends! May 2017 be filled with great new books you will loose yourself in.

This is the list of new releases for the month of January 2017 I am looking forward to:

Christine Feehan – Power Game – GhostWalker 13 HC
Darynda Jones – Eleventh Grave in Moonlight – Charley Davidson 11 HC
Heather Graham – Law and Disorder
J.D. Robb – Apprentice in Death – In Death 43 PB
Jacquelyn Frank – Thirst – Energy Vampires 1
Joanne Fluke – Wedding Cake Murder – Hannah Swensen 19 PB
Kresley Cole – Shadow’s Seduction – Immortals after dark 18
Lisa Shearin – The Ghoul Vendetta –SPI Files 4
Patricia Briggs – Fire Touched - Mercy Thompson 9

I have read a total of 15 books and 2 novella’s in December 2016, and my total for the whole year of 2016 is 231 books and 10 novellas. 16 more books than in 2015, and I am happy with that.

I stopped blogging halfway through 2016, as my work hours went crazy and I did not want to spend more time behind the computer when I was finally home. Also, my computer crashed in July, and I have lost a lot of reviews and that still hurts. I hate my new computer, I just can’t get it to work as I want it to. It has the newest Windows and Office, and I hate it. It wants me to do things I don’t want to at all, and I just want to kick the thing.

But work at the office has suddenly become quiet, so I will have more time at home, reading, and perhaps writing a review or two again. Because I did miss it, and spending time at your blogs as well. Can you believe it, I have saved all those emails from your blog, and now have 14.000 unread ones in my email …. Not sure if I will ever catch up, but I will try to read a few a day. Who knows what gems of books I have missed!

© 2017 Reviews by Aurian

zaterdag 31 december 2016

New additions to my addiction

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My last new additions post for 2016, these are the new books from the last 8 months. Ofcourse I have read quite a few already by now. I have posted them not on alphabet, but in chronological order.

From Bookdepository:

Ellery Adams – Murder in the Secret Garden
Gail Carriger – Imprudence
Jayne Castle – Illusion Town
Christine Feehan – Shadow Rider
Victoria Hamilton – Much ado about muffin
Faith Hunter – Blood of the Earth
Stephanie Laurens – The Daredevil snared
Nora Roberts – Affair Royale
Nora Roberts – Montana Sky
Nora Roberts – Once upon a dream
Nora Roberts – Whiskey beach
Nora Roberts –The McKade Brothers: Devin and Shane
Nora Roberts – Shadow Spell
Christine Feehan – Dark Ghost
Yasmine Galenorn – Shadow Silence
Yasmine Galenorn – Flight from Mayhem
Jacquelyn Frank – Forbidden
Carolyn Brown – A cowboy Christmas miracle
Carolyn Brown – One Texas Cowboy too many
Carolyn Brown – Cowboy boots for Christmas
Carolyn Brown – Red’s hot cowboy
Carolyn Brown – Merry cowboy Christmas
Carolyn Brown – Just a cowboy and his baby
Carolyn Brown – Wild cowboy ways
Carolyn Brown – Cowboy seeks bride
Carolyn Brown – The trouble with Texas Cowboys
Laura Childs – Parchment and old lace
Deborah Blake – Dangerously Charming
Heather Blake – The witch and the dead
Victoria Abbott – The Hammett Hex
Victoria Abbott – The Marsh Madness
Victoria Abbott – The Sayers Swindle
Victoria Abbott – The Wolfe Widow
Beverly Allen – Bloom and Doom
Carolyn Brown – Emma’s Folly
Carolyn Brown – Just Grace
Carolyn Brown – Maggie’s mistake
Carolyn Brown – Violet’s Wish
Kresley Cole – Sweet Ruin
Jennifer Estep – Bright blaze of magic
Jennifer Estep – Unraveled
Karen Hawkins – Mad for the plaid
Susannah Sandlin – Black Diamond
Faith Hunter – Curse on the land
Nalini Singh – Wild Embrace
Nalini Singh – Archangel’s Heart
Leann Sweeney – The Cat, The Collector and the Killer
J.R. Ward – The Shadows
J.R. Ward – The Beast
Jean Johnson – The Blockade
Carolyn Brown – Willow
Carolyn Brown – Morning Glory
Carolyn Brown – Velvet
Carolyn Brown – Sweet Tilly
Carolyn Brown – Garnet
Carolyn Brown – Augusta
Carlolyn Brown - Gypsy
Carolyn Brown – Evening Star
Kevin Hearne – Staked
Jayne Ann Krentz – Secret Sisters
Suzanne Enoch – Hero in the Highlands
Darynda Jones – The curse of tenth grave
Eileen Wilks – Dragon Spawn
Stephanie Laurens – Lord of the Privateers

After reading quite some cowboy books by Carolyn Brown during my vacation in Italy, I am determined to buy not only her cowboy books, but her whole backlist. Unfortunately, most are way over 10 euros, so I will have to do a few each month. And Linda, thank you again for introducing me to those wonderful books. Can you believe it, I have even downloaded some of the honky tonk music they are always listening to and referring to in those books! Now, I have to listen to it some day … perhaps while reading one of her books …

A birthday present from Carien:
Jean Johnson – The guild – SIGNED!
Heather Graham – Flawless – SIGNED!
Laurell K. Hamilton – A shiver of light
Carolyn Brown – Darn good cowboy Christmas
Carolyn Brown – Hot Cowboy nights

A birthday present from Freya:
Carolyn Brown – The cowboy’s mail order bride
Carolyn Brown – How to marry a cowboy
Carolyn Brown – Billion dollar cowboy
Carolyn Brown – The cowboy’s Christmas baby

Second hand books:
Hannah Jayne – Under Wraps
Jennifer Rardin – Bitten to death
Lindsey Sands – Love Bites
Christine Warren – One bite with a stranger

Swapped with Blodeuedd:

Kate Baxter – The last true vampire
Jaci Burton – The perfect play
Trudy Canavan – Priestess of the White
Amanda Carlson – Cold Blooded
Amanda Carlson – Full Blooded
Amanda Carlson – Hot Blooded
Robyn Carr – Temptation Ridge
Shirley Damsgaard – The witch’s grave
Cynthia Eden – Never cry wolf
Leigh Evans – The thing about wolves
Jane Graves – Hot wheels and high heels
Jill Sorenson – Caught in the act
Zoe Winters – Blood Lust
Laura Wright – Eternal Captive
Laura Wright – Eternal Kiss
Anthology – A Winter Wonderland
Anthology – So I married a demon slayer

© 2016 Reviews by Aurian

zondag 4 december 2016

Gini Koch - Alien Nation

Book 14 in the Katherine 'Kitty' Katt series, to be published December 6, 2016.
Genre: sci-fi fantasy
Cover: action filled

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It's a typical day of bureaucracy and stress for President and First Lady Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini, made more stressful when alien spacecraft are spotted making a beeline for Earth, none of them from the Alpha Centauri system.
Then a cryptic request from an old adversary pulls Kitty out of the White House and into an explosion - and an even more explosive situation. Not only is the Mastermind back in the game, influencing the Club 51 True Believers to find and destroy all Centaurion bases, but he's also found a dangerous benefactor and created some frightening new cloning abilities.
And, just to make things a little more challenging, those alien spacecraft are coming to ask Kitty for protection, and asylum on Earth. Police stations being blown up and war helicopters in play aren't enough to keep Kitty down, especially when she's got some new alien friends helping out.
But what these aliens share will rock the world - the other aliens on their way to Earth are fleeing an enemy so terrifying that even a Z'porrah ship is trying to get to Earth for safety and protection. And if Earth isn't able to stop this threat, there may not be anything left of humanity.
Now Kitty and Company have to figure out where the Mastermind is and stop him, before any new aliens land. And then they have to save the world from a deadly invasion. Or, as Kitty calls it, Thursday.

Jeff and Kitty Martini, the new President and First Lady are busy trying to do some damage control in politics, when Kitty is called away to tend to some new crisis. A new alien invasion is coming to Earth! Are they hostile, or friendly? But before they get to Earth, Kitty’s help is wanted by the K9 squad and a strange prisoner they have arrested a while ago. Is it really one of the Crazy Eight? Or is it a ploy to lure Kitty outside the White House and its protection? The possibility to find out the whereabouts of the new lair of the Mastermind if it really is Casey and she has truly defected, is enough to make Kitty come to the police station.
Even when weird turtle statues keep popping up in her vicinity…

While Jeff is busy being President, Kitty is fighting home grown terrorists to defend Caliente base with the help of her surprising new alien friends.

The mastermind keeps plotting and planning the downfall of Alpha Centaurian though, and especially that of his nemesis, Kitty’s best friend Chucky. And he just might succeed in that, if Kitty can’t unite all of Earth’s governments and religions to stand and defend Earth against this new threat from outer space… Will he get the last laugh this time, or is he still no match for the awesomeness and resourcefulness that is Kitty?

The 14th book in the series, and it is still going strong, never predictable or boring. I enjoyed this latest instalment a lot. It is filled with action and intrigue and new alien friends to get to know. There is also time for romance for some of her friends and allies and it is very nice as new couples are forming. I do love Kitty’s strength, compassion and sense of humor, not so much her taste in music, although it sure helps her out of tough situations.

I do wonder if Gini watched the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy”, and got some ideas for the looks of some of those new aliens.

10 stars.

Autobuy authorLove this book

© 2016 Reviews by Aurian

zondag 3 juli 2016

New additions to my addiction

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My third new additions post for 2016, these are the new books from the last 4 months. I have read quite a few already.

From Bookdepository:

Amanda Quick - Garden of Lies
Carolyn Brown - Love drunk cowboy
Laura Childs - Ming tea murder
Jude Deveraux - Ever after
Jennifer Estep - Bitter Bite
Jennifer Estep - Spider's Trap
Jennifer Estep - Cold burn of magic
Sabrina Jeffries - The study of seduction
Stephanie Laurens - The lady's command
Susannah Sandlin - Wild man's curse
Ellery Adams - Breach of Crust
Susan Wittig Albert - Bittersweet
Duffy Brown - Braking for bodies
Faith Hunter - Shadow Rites
Terri Brisbin - Rising Fire
Christine Feehan - Fire Bound
Anne Bishop - Vision in Silver
Stephanie Laurens - A buccaneer at Heart
Nora Roberts - The Collector
Eileen Wiks - Death Magic
Eileen Wilks - Unbinding
Julie Hyzy - Grace sees red
Christine Feehan - Shadow Rider

Bought in a Bookstore in Berlin:
Jim C. Hines - Libriomancer

Free books from the LoveLetter Convention:
Annie West - A vow to secure his legacy
Michelle Willingham - Unlaced by the Outlaw

For review:

Gini Koch - Camp Alien
Suzanne Johnson - Pirate's Alley

Won at Preternatura blog:
Heather Graham - Flawless

Swapped with Blodeuedd for new books:
Anya Bast - Raven's Quest
Michelle Belanger - Conspiracy of Angels
Jacy Burton - Surviving demon island
Amanda Downum - Kingdom of Dust
Amanda Downum - The bone palace
Amanda Downum - The drowning city
Angie Fox - A tale of Two Demon Slayers
Clay and Susan Griffith - The Geomancer
Molly Harper - Nice girls don't life forever
Michele Hauf - His forgotten forever
Sarah Morgan - Maybe this Christmas
Lynsay Sands - The Immortal Hunter
Lynsay Sands - The Rogue Hunter
Elizabeth Vaughan - Destiny's Star

© 2016 Reviews by Aurian

vrijdag 1 juli 2016

New books to look forward to for July 2016

This is the list of new releases for the month of July 2016 I am looking forward to:

C.L. Wilson – The Sea King – Mystral 2
Bailey Cates - Spells and Scones - Magical Bakery Mystery 6
Catherine Coulter - Insidious - FBI 20 HC
Gail Carriger - Imprudence - Custard Protocol 2 BD 22-03
Kari Lee Townsend - Perish in the Palm - Sunny Meadows Mystery 5
Stephanie Laurens - The Daredevil Snared - Adventurers Quartet 3
J.D. Robb - Brotherhood in Death - In Death 42 PB
J.R. Ward - The Angels' Share - Bourbon Kings 2 HC
Jayne Castle - Illusion Town - Harmony
Jennifer Estep - Unwanted - Elemental Assassin
Joanne Fluke - Wicked
Johanna Lindsey - Make me love you HC

I have read a total of 15 books this month, and 1 novella. As you have noticed, I have stopped writing reviews, and although it is hard, I just don't have the time or energy to write them. So I will tell you what I have read lately. My reading resolutions? Out of the window as well.

I have absolutely been glomming Eileen Wilks' Lupi series. I love it to pieces, I have read 6 books in the past few weeks. Only one more to go, sadly, though the new one has been pre-ordered. Highly original and suspenseful.

I have also read some more cowboy books by Carolyn Brown. Filled with humor and strong heroines and hard and hot cowboys. Love them, and sadly, I have no more on my TBR for the moment, but I have requested some for my birthday next August.

J.R. Ward - The King. Liked it, but certainly did not love it as the early books.
Christina Henry - Black Lament: I will keep reading this series, as I do enjoy it a lot. It keeps surprising me and Maddy is a feisty/stubborn heroine.
July Hyzy - Graces takes off. A lovely cozy mystery series, but the plot was obvious.
Darynda Jones - The dirt on ninth grave. Great book, want the next one!
Barbara Taylor Bradford - Holding the dream. The second Emma Harte book, and I do long for a re-read of the first one. Perhaps my birthday present for my self this year, the rest of the series.
Christine Feehan - Spider Game. Too much sex, too much dominance, not enough plot or story. And I used to love this series so much!
Hamilton Crane - A few more Miss Seeton stories, still going strong!

© 2016 Reviews by Aurian