donderdag 2 maart 2017

New additions to my addiction February 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 February 2017. And yes, I failed spectacularly.

From Bookdepository:

Patricia Briggs - Fire Touched
Lisa Shearin - The Ghoul Vendetta
Joanne Fluke - Wedding Cake Murder
Jeffe Kennedy - The pages of the Mind
Jeffe Kennedy - The Mark of the Tala
Jeffe Kennedy - The Talon of the Hawk
Jeffe Kennedy - The Tears of the Rose
Carolyn Brown - Choices
Carolyn Brown - Promises
Carolyn Brown - Chances
Carolyn Brown - Absolution
Carolyn Brown - To Hope
Carolyn Brown - To Trust
Carolyn Brown - To Commit
Carolyn Brown - To Dream
Carolyn Brown - To Believe
Anne Bishop - Marked in Flesh (Finally, I won't have to read the ebook anymore, I can read it in paper!)
Jennifer Ashley - White Tiger
Jennifer Ashley - Adam
Jennifer Ashley - Carter
Jennifer Ashley - Grant
Christine Feehan - Dark Promises
Amanda Carlson - Red Blooded
Stephanie Laurens - By winters Light
Stephanie Laurens - The tempting of Thomas Carrick
P.C. Cast - Goddess of the rose

Ilona Andrews - Magic Mourns
Jennifer Ashley - The untamed Mackenzie
Jennifer Ashley - Scandal and the Duchess
Jennifer Ashley - The Mackenzie Clan Gathering
Jennifer Ashley - Bad Wolf
Jennifer Ashley - Wild Things
Lisa Shearin - Treasure and Treason
Eve Langlais - Already Freak'n Mated
Eve Langlais - Freak'n Shifters Bundle 2

Bought at the Bookfair (Boekenfestijn):

Philippa Ballantine - Kindred Wings
Jilly Cooper - Score!
Clive Cussler - The Kingdom
Elizabeth Haydon - Elegy for a lost star
Laurie R. King - The beekeepers apprentice
Linda Lael Miller - The millionaire's pride
Carole Nelson Douglas - Brimstone Kiss
Constance O'Day-Flannery - Best laid plans
Kristen Painter - Last Blood
Nicole Peeler - Jinn and Juice
Nicole Peeler - Tempest Reborn
Laura Powell - Witch Fire
Jennifer Rardin - Bitten in Two
Justina Robson - Down to the bone
Lilith Saintcrow - Angel Town
Dana Stabenow - A Cold-Blooded Business
Dana Stabenow - A Fatal Thaw
Dana Stabenow - Blood will tell
Dana Stabenow - The singing of the dead
Sunny - Mona Lisa Blossoming
Carrie Vaughn - Kitty takes a holiday
Lauren Willig - The temptation of the Night Jasmine
Anthology: Immortal Bad Boys - Rebeca York, Rosemary Laurey, Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

Let's hope I can stick to my plans for next month!

© 2017 Reviews by Aurian

woensdag 1 maart 2017

New books to look forward to for March 2017

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

Anne Bishop – Etched in Bone – Others 5 HC
Cherry Adair Stormchaser – Cutter Cay 4
Christine Feehan – Bound Together – Sisters of the Heart 6
Ellery Adams – Killer Characters – Books by the Bay 8
Jennifer Ashley – Red Wolf – Shifters Unbound 10
Laura Childs – Pekoe Most Poison – Tea shop mysteries 18 HC
Laura Childs – Devonshire Cream – Tea shop mysteries 17 PB
Patricia Briggs – Silence Fallen - Mercy Thompson 10 HC
Yasmine Galenorn – Souljacker – Lily Bound 1
Laurell K. Hamilton – Crimson Death – Anita Blake PB

So, what did I read this month? A grand total of 16 books and 8 novella's, so an average month. If a book doesn't grab me, I drag my feet. Also, I did watch some more Gordon Ramsay ... he can cook for me anytime!

Suzanne Brockmann - The unsung hero
Patricia Briggs - Fire Touched
Jennifer Ashley - Lion eyes
Lisa Shearin - The Ghoul Vendetta
Ilona Andrews - Grace of Small Magics
Joanne Fluke - Wedding Cake Murder
Erin Kellison - Tempted by Fire
Laurie London - Rebel's Desire
Bonnie Vanak - Redemption
Patricia Briggs - Raven's Shadow
Patricia Briggs - Raven's Strike
Colleen Gleason - Raging Dawn
Alyssa Day - Alejandro's Sorceress
J.R. Ward - The Beast
Anthology - Veils of Time
Jennifer Ashley - White Tiger
Eve Langlais - Already Freak'n Mated
Eve Langlais - Human and Freak'n
Eve Langlais - Jungle Freak'n Brede
Eve Langlais - Freak'n Cougar
Ilona Andrews - Magic Mourns
Jennifer Ashley - Adam
Victoria Abbott - The Sayers Swindle
Jayne Ann Krentz - Chance of a lifetime

As you can see, a lot of paranormals this month, and some books that have been on my shelves for many years.

© 2017 Reviews by Aurian

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