Dienstag, 30. September 2014

Review | Nalini Singh - Pfade im Nebel



Das Netz der Medialen ist in Aufruhr, und die Welt hält den Atem an. Kann der Konflikt noch einen friedlichen Ausgang nehmen oder ist es längst zu spät? Der Kämpfer Vasic findet sich inmitten der Geschehnisse wieder. Da begegnet er einer Frau, deren Liebe ihm eine ganz neue Welt eröffnet…

Sonntag, 28. September 2014

Review | Mira Lyn Kelly - Truth or Dare


After her one attempt at commitment ends with the discovery that her fiancé already has a wife and kid, Maggie Lawson vows that the only people she’ll love ’til death do they part will be her friends. Unfortunately that means Maggie letting her bestie rope her into a year-long dating dare: score a new date each month or pay a penalty. Seems doable—until Maggie’s date stands her up, leaving only one option: the sexy stud who just moved in upstairs. The problem? He and Maggie can’t stop fighting - and that’s just the beginning.

His name is Tyler Daniels and the last thing he needs is his neighbor distracting him with her girl-next-door smile and sharp tongue. Tyler’s in Chicago for one reason: to woo back his selfish ex in order to reclaim the child he once thought was his—and that means keeping Maggie out of his bed. A tall order, since Maggie has become a bigger temptation than he ever expected to face. But before they can even consider leaving the past behind, Maggie and Tyler must accept a brand-new dare: real, forever love.

Freitag, 26. September 2014

Review | Tessa Bailey - Protecting What's His




The opportunity was just too damn delicious for Ginger Peet to pass up. The purse full of money she finds - $ 50,000 to be exact - could give her and her teen sister the new start they need. So she grabs the cash, her gothy sibling, and their life-sized statue of Dolly Parton, and blows outta Nashville in a cloud of dust. Chicago, here we come...

Turns out, Chicago has some pretty hot cops. Hot, intense, naughty-lookin’ cops like Derek Tyler, who looks like he could eat a girl up and leave her begging for more. And
more. Tempting as he is, getting involved with the sexy homicide lieutenant next door poses a teensy problem for a gal who’s on the lam. But one thing is certain - Derek’s onto her, and he wants more than just a taste. And as far as he’s concerned, possession is nine-tenths of the law.

Donnerstag, 25. September 2014

TTT | 10 Bücher, die schon am längsten auf deinem SuB liegen



So, um Steffis Aufgabe für diese Woche erledigen zu können, habe ich also in meinem digitalen und analogen SuB gegraben *hust* und auch gleich 10 Bücher gefunden, die schon etwas länger dort liegen (bedeutet bei mir im Durschnitt länger als 1,5 Jahre) und wahrscheinlich auch noch ein bisschen dort liegen werden. Dafür gibt’s verschiedene Gründe: Weil mir einfach zu viele Neuerscheinungen bzw. andere Titel dazwischen kommen, ich erst den Vorgängerband nochmal lesen muss, um wieder reinzukommen oder es einfach so immer mal wieder im SuB nach unten rutscht und dann in Vergessenheit gerät.






 Wenn wir uns die Titel mal näher ansehen, wären das:


It's a business trip that takes advertising agency owner Maddie Fitzgerald to New Orleans, but it is hardly business as usual when a man breaks into her hotel room and tries to kill her. Barely escaping with her life, she soon finds herself face-to-face with FBI agent Sam McCabe. Unnerved by his questions - and his good looks - Maddie is told she's been targeted by an elusive killer whom McCabe has been tracking for weeks. It appears her attack was a case of mistaken identity and a shaken Maddie is given the all-clear to go home. McCabe is ruffled, not just by Maddie's sexiness, but by an inescapable feeling that's she's got something to hide. So when she is attacked for the second time, McCabe insists that the only way to catch the killer is to use her as bait.


 
Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia’s most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth make him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships and that’s why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle. He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female companion with no strings attached. He arranges relationships like business deals and they’re always the same. No long term relationships. No real names. It’s his game and his rules. He’s content to play as usual, but when Laurelyn Prescott enters his life, his strategy must change because this player is like none he's ever encountered. His world is turned on its head after he begins a three month affair with the beautiful American musician. Nothing goes according to plan and as he breaks more and more of his own rules for her, she’s exceptionally close to becoming something he never thought possible. His ultimate game changer.

After struggling with the loss of yet another person so dear to her heart, Mia Sullivan, transforms her frustration and loneliness, into focusing on her future career. As the top of her class at Harvard Law, she’s nervous and excited, when given the opportunity of a summer extern position at one of the top firms in Boston. Her new boss is young, extraordinarily handsome, and the successful, Marcus DeLuca. Slowly she begins to fall for him, but as she caves in to his charms, she begins to discover he is keeping something from her.

Marcus DeLuca is living two lives: one that involves his successful career and the other that could potentially ruin his entire reputation. Every day is a stressful and hectic environment with his busy schedule. His secret could jeopardize not only his life but everyone he loves.That’s why he has no extra room for a serious, romantic relationship, but after meeting Mia he cannot resist her. She is innocent, humble, and pure, the total opposite of him. She distracts him from all of his deep, dark secrets. He knows once Mia finds out the things he has done and who he truly is, she will never want to look at him again. Deep down he knows he must stay away but he can’t. 

Honor Stone is a young, idealistic FBI agent when her path collides with Seth Cavanaugh. For a girl who has never walked on the wild side, the dark and dangerous Seth is a temptation she can't refuse. But then Seth walks out the door and out of her life. Five years later, Honor is an operative with the elite Last Chance Rescue organization, and Seth is a desperate ex-cop searching for his missing niece—one of many young women who have mysteriously vanished from college campuses. Going undercover, Honor will attract the maniacal cult leader behind the kidnappings and find a way to work with Seth—while steering clear of the passion and need that's just one touch away from explosion. Seth knows he had all the right reasons for the wrong he did five years ago. And from the moment he sees her—and takes her in his arms again—this former undercover man will risk everything for one more chance with Honor.


Lucas Simone is not the kind of guy you mess with. He’s big, he’s strong, and his eyes hint at a wilder side most women can’t handle. Of course, that’s because his predatory instincts are no metaphor–he’s a genuine Grade-A top-quality werewolf, tough enough to fight his way to dominance over the scariest pack on the West Coast. There’s only one chink in his armor. Unlike most alpha dogs, Lucas has a reputation for protecting the weak and innocent.
Sarah King is counting on that protective impulse–it’s the only thing standing between her and certain death. There are only two problems: one, she’s not quite as innocent as she’d like Lucas to believe. And two, if he doesn’t stop stoking Sarah’s animal lust, it’s only a matter of time before her own wild side gets unleashed…


 
Die letzten fünf Monate ihres Lebens sind wie ausgelöscht, als Nora Grey eines Abends auf dem Friedhof neben dem Grab ihres Vaters aufwacht. Wie ist sie nur dort hingekommen? Sie kann sich nicht einmal an ihre große Liebe Patch erinnern. Und dann findet sie eines Morgens einen Zettel auf ihrem Bett, auf dem steht: „Nur, weil du zuhause bist, heißt das noch lange nicht, dass du dich sicher fühlen kannst.“ Wer ist in ihr Zimmer eingedrungen? Und was ist in den letzten Monaten passiert?





 
In den zerklüfteten Schluchten der Canyons hat Cassia nicht nur ihre große Liebe Ky wiedergefunden – sondern auch die Erhebung, eine Untergrundbewegung, die das System stürzen will. Als sich beide der Erhebung anschließen, müssen sie sich jedoch trennen. Ky wird auf einem Stützpunkt in einer Äußeren Provinz zum Piloten ausgebildet und Cassia in die Hauptstadt beordert. Dort trifft sie auf Xander, der als Funktionär für die Gesellschaft arbeitet. Kann sie sich ihm anvertrauen? Als eine tödliche Seuche ausbricht und die gesamte Bevölkerung zu vernichten droht, muss Cassia eine Entscheidung treffen …
 

 

Nach einer durchfeierten Nacht auf der Jacht ihrer Eltern wird Liz Valchar von einem merkwürdigen Geräusch geweckt. Irgendetwas schlägt beständig gegen die äußere Bootshülle. Liz entdeckt eine Gestalt im Wasser und erkennt voller Entsetzen, dass sie auf ihren eigenen leblosen Körper hinabblickt. Und obwohl Liz nun tot ist, ist sie immer noch da - auch wenn niemand sie mehr sehen kann. Während die junge Frau zu verstehen versucht, warum sie sterben musste, wird ihr allmählich klar, dass ihr ganzes Leben eine Lüge war. All jene, die sie geliebt hat, verbargen dunkle Geheimnisse vor ihr. Doch auch Liz selbst war nicht so perfekt, wie sie stets glauben wollte. Und längst nicht so unschuldig…


 
Elizabeth DeVille doesn't belong at a party like this - one where the gowns cost more than her Camry and cigars run higher than her grad school utility bills. Dragged out of seclusion by her best friend Suri, Elizabeth is merely playing dress-up, rubbing elbows with a crowd that banished her troubled family years ago.

Hunter West is tired. Tired of parties, tired of pretending, and tired of trying to right a wrong that haunts him every day. Bourbon heir and professional poker player by day, by night Hunter is gambling with his life in a high-stakes game of crime and blackmail.
When Elizabeth stumbles into Hunter's den of vices, she's a light in the darkness, a flame in the void. And, just like everything he touches, Hunter mars her in a record time. To rectify the damage done, Elizabeth needs money she doesn't have, and she's come up with a foolproof way to get it.

 


Ihr Leben lang war Juliette einsam, eine Ausgestoßene - ein Monster. Ihre Berührung ist tödlich, man fürchtet sie, hat sie weggesperrt. Bis die Machthaber einer fast zerstörten Welt sich ihrer als Waffe bedienen möchten. Doch Juliette beschließt zu kämpfen – gegen die, die sie gefangen halten, gegen sich selbst, das Dunkel in ihr. An ihrer Seite ein Mann, zu dem sie sich unaufhaltsam hingezogen fühlt. Ihn zu berühren ist ihr sehnlichster Wunsch – und ihre größte Furcht ...




Was meint ihr: ist was dabei, was ich unbedingt wieder hochpushen sollte? Und was habt ihr für SuB-Leichen?

Liebe Grüße
Doris






Montag, 22. September 2014

Review | Jill Sorenson - Freefall




Park ranger Hope Banning's plans for a little R & R are put on hold when a plane crashes at the top of a remote mountain. Hope will have to climb the summit and assess the situation. And the only climbing partner available is Sam Rutherford - the enigmatic man she spent a night with six months ago.

Ever since Sam lost his girlfriend in a falling accident, he insists on climbing solo. But Hope and any potential survivors need his help. As Sam and Hope set out on an emergency search-and-rescue mission, he realizes the sparks still sizzle between them. And when they learn a killer is among the survivors, they must place their trust in each other for a chance at happiness.

Samstag, 20. September 2014

Wanted | New (e)books in October



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Oktober, Oktober...
Ich liebe ihn, denn der Herbst ist, wie das Bild sagt, perfekt für Kaminfeuer, interssante, spannende Neuerscheinungen (und Tee)

Freitag, 19. September 2014

Review | Prescott Lane - Perfectly Broken





Even after years of trauma therapy, Peyton still believes she’s broken. She has little desire to date or show off her natural beauty, content simply to hang out with her best friends and run her pie shop in New Orleans. But her world turns upside-down when a handsome architect and self-confessed player shows up in her shop and thinks she’s perfect, much more than the usual hook-up. While Peyton does her best to resist his charms, believing she could never be enough for him, she can’t deny the obvious heat between them. With Reed determined to have her, Peyton must decide whether to continue to hide behind her apron and baggy clothes or take a chance and share her scars with Reed, a man with a playboy reputation and scars of his own - a dark past he can’t possibly share with Peyton, not after learning the horrors she’s endured. But if they can find a way to trust each other, and themselves, they just might be able to heal, to save each other, to live perfectly broken together.

Montag, 15. September 2014

Review | Jill Sorenson - Aftershock



As an emergency paramedic, Lauren Boyer is dedicated and highly capable. Until an earthquake strikes, trapping her beneath the freeway with a group of strangers--including Iraq war veteran Garrett Wright...

Handsome and take-charge Garrett aids Lauren in her rescue efforts, even as the steely look in his eyes seems to hide dark secrets. When a gang of escaped convicts goes on the attack, Garrett's bravery makes him more than a courageous bystander to Lauren. If they can save the others before time runs out, maybe, just maybe, they can explore the fire igniting between them - if the truth about who he really is doesn't pull them apart forever...

Sonntag, 14. September 2014

Review | Bianca Iosivoni - Vergessen





Gejagt und auf der Flucht vor ihrer Vergangenheit, trifft Valerie auf den undurchschaubaren wie anziehenden FBI-Agenten Adam Blackbourne. Adam behauptet, dass sie sich schon einmal begegnet sind – und Val ihn angeschossen hat, doch ihr fehlen jegliche Erinnerungen. Als sie einen ihrer Verfolger ohne zu zögern tötet, wird Val klar, dass ihr keine Zeit bleibt und sie sich erinnern muss. Denn jetzt ist nicht nur ihr Leben in Gefahr, sondern auch das von Adam.

Samstag, 13. September 2014

Review | Bianca Iosivoni - Lines of Yesterday




Violet Moore hatte einen Plan: Aufs College gehen, ihren Abschluss in Jura machen, eine gute Anwältin werden und nach ein paar Jahren ihren Langzeitfreund Jared heiraten. Der Plan wurde vor langer Zeit aufgestellt – von ihren Eltern, ihren Freunden und von Jared selbst. Doch dann taucht jemand in ihrem Leben auf, mit dem sie nicht gerechnet hat: Devin Jackson. Früherer bester Freund, erste Liebe und zukünftiger Rettungssanitäter. Mit einem Mal steht Violets Welt Kopf, denn Devin fordert sie heraus, stellt all ihre Pläne infrage und erinnert sie an ein lang vergessenes Versprechen. Schon bald muss Violet sich fragen, was sie eigentlich selber will – und ob sie bereit ist, die Sicherheit ihres geordneten Lebens dafür zu riskieren.

Freitag, 12. September 2014

Review | Louise Bay - Hopeful




Guys like Joel Wentworth weren't supposed to fall in love with girls like me. He could have had his pick of the girls on campus, but somehow the laws of nature were defied and we fell crazy in love. For a short time, I thought it would be for infinity.

On July 10, 2006, immediately after graduation, Joel left for New York. And, despite him wanting me to go with him, I'd refused, unwilling to disappoint my parents and risk the judgment of my friends. I hadn’t seen him again. Never even spoke to him.

I've spent the last eight years working hard to put my career front and center in my life, dodging any personal complications. I have a strict no-dating policy. I've managed to piece together a reality that works for me.

Until now.
Now, Joel's coming back to London.
And I need to get over him before he gets over here.

Donnerstag, 11. September 2014

Review | Tracey Alvarez - Melting into you





Kezia Murphy plays her widow card well. When you don’t trust people not to let you down, it’s easier to not get involved—and getting involved with a man who makes her skin sizzle just by looking at him would be una pazzia—crazy! Four years ago while Kezia’s daughter, Zoe, battled leukaemia, a tragic accident stole her husband’s life. Starting over in the little town of Oban where she’s adopted into the close knit community on Stewart Island, Kezia and her daughter are all the family the other needs. Except Zoe yearns for more.
Ben doesn’t do gooey emotional stuff. He doesn’t do cosy home and family. And he sure isn’t the big teddy-bear Kezia Murphy, the woman he secretly fantasises about, thinks he is. So when Jade, his surprise eight-year-old daughter arrives on his doorstep, he’s a D-minus student struggling to pass a crash-course in parenting.
They’ll either melt or raze their lives to the ground…

When the sparks of attraction between Kezia and Ben fan into an inferno, Ben doesn’t know how much longer the layers of resistance around his heart can resist melting into the gooey mess he fears. The more he fights it the harder it is to make the choice that will destroy the family he now longs to claim.

Dienstag, 9. September 2014

Gossip | Currently free ebooks

Mit diesem Post möchte ich nur auf meine relative neue Rubrik "Currently free ebooks" (immer rechts unter meiner Rückenansicht zu finden ;) ) hinweisen. Dort poste ich Links zu zurzeit kostenlosen Ebooks, die ich so beim Surfen entdecke.

Es werden Sachen sein, die ich bereits gelesen habe, aber auch Ebooks, die meiner Meinung nach interessant sein könnten. Es sind also vollkommen subjektive Vorschläge, aber vielleicht ist ja für den einen oder anderen etwas dabei. 

Regelmäßige Updates folgen :)

Liebe Grüße
Doris

Montag, 8. September 2014

Review | Jami Alden - Hide from Evil




Sean Flynn should feel lucky he's alive. But a betrayal by a close friend - and two years on death row - has left him feeling only numb. When his conviction was overturned, Sean retreated to a quiet woodland cabin, far away from prying eyes. There, he believed, the past couldn't come back to haunt him... until she showed up.

Overcome with guilt, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Krista Slater can't forgive herself for convicting an innocent man. But when another brutal murder reveals chilling, new facts about his case, she must turn to Sean for help. She's ready to face his anger, but the desire in his eyes ignites a need she's never felt before. Shadowed by danger, Sean and Krista uncover a twisted maze of deception and betrayal - all under the dangerous gaze of a cunning mastermind who will do whatever it takes to keep his evil secrets safe.

Samstag, 6. September 2014

Review | Alice Clayton - Screwdrivered


By day, Viv Franklin designs software programs. By night, Vivian’s a secret romance-novel junkie who longs for a knight in shining armor, or a cowboy on a wild stallion, or a strapping firefighter to sweep her off her feet. And she gets to wear the bodice - don’t forget the bodice.

When a phone call brings news that she’s inherited a beautiful old home in Mendocino, California from a long-forgotten aunt, she moves her entire life across the country to embark on what she sees as a great, romance-novel-worthy adventure. But romance novels always have a twist, don’t they?

There’s a cowboy, one that ignites her loins. Because Cowboy Hank is totally loin-ignition worthy. But there’s also a librarian, Clark Barrow. And he calls her Vivian. Can tweed jackets and elbow patches compete with chaps and spurs? You bet your sweet cow pie.

Donnerstag, 4. September 2014

Review | Tracey Alvarez - In Too Deep




To save her brother from financial ruin, Piper Harland must do the one thing she swore she'd never do—return to the tiny island hometown where Ryan "West" Westlake crushed her heart. Piper is tough, resilient and a little wild—much like the remote and beautiful Stewart Island where she grew up. As a cop who's part of the elite New Zealand Police National Dive Squad, bringing the dead back to their families still doesn't stop the guilt she feels over her father's drowning death. Now nine years later she's obligated to return to a hostile community as the outsider, and forced to work with the man who was once her best friend and first lover.

West is an Island man, through and through. As owner of the local pub, he lives and breathes the local community, and sure as hell can't imagine living anywhere else. But most of all he refuses to ever fall for a woman like his flighty mother. He lost Piper once to give her the chance to fulfil her dreams of becoming a cop. But now she's back for an unexpected six week visit to help her brother—his best mate. Maybe West wants her a little bit, maybe he can't resist the temptation to tease and touch her, but can he fall in love with such a flight risk? Saying goodbye for the second time might just destroy them both.