|The Guardian #1|
|September 13th 2017|
|When Alex Taleisin’s immortal DNA kicks in after a fight for her life against something not-quite-human in the YMCA parking lot, her Aunt finally lets her in on the family secret. They’re Immortal – Elementals to be precise. Only, Alex is a little something more, and until they discover what, her life is in danger.
Collum Thronus, Guardian of the Races and savage King of the Dragons has no choice but to protect Alex and find her father’s people. He made a promise and Collum always keeps his promises. Now, he needs to keep his hands off his charge.
Enter an insane grandfather, a shifter with a hidden agenda, and a witch with a shoe addiction and soon Alex is wishing for a quiet house in the hills with the dragon she’s falling for. But a battle is coming and Alex knows the only way to find her answers is to trust her powers and become the warrior she was destined to be.
|Glass Castle Prince|
|March 18th 2019|
|A glass castle shatters as easily as a glass house—all it takes is one stone.
Prince Edward has known this all of his life, and taken staunch measures to ensure he doesn’t give the public any reason to pick up their rocks. Or torches. Or pitchforks. As a twenty-two-year-old in line to ascend the throne, he lives more like a cloistered monk than his college-aged peers. Restraint is the tone of his life, resilience the theme.
That is, until he meets a young woman who couldn’t care less about his title—unless she’s poking fun at it. Charlotte Everly grew up a stone’s throw away from the royal family’s summer house, but her life was, and is, entirely different from the prince’s.
They clash at each turn, disagree on every topic, and bear a general contempt for one another. Until . . .
One night, accompanied by one proposal, leads to one lapse in judgment . . .
Results in a nationwide scandal neither of them will escape.
|Love is Blind|
|April 1st 2019|
|“Why don’t you date a blind guy?”
Ever since a childhood accident left her with severe facial deformities, Sophie Pasternak has been hearing that incredibly insulting suggestion from friends and busybodies. After all, who else but a blind man could love someone who looks like she does? But as the lonely years go by working in the library, living vicariously through the romances in her favorite books, Sophie wonders if there’s any truth in this hurtful piece of advice.
Then she meets Colin Kelly, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, who lost his vision in combat. Colin is the sexiest man Sophie has ever met, from his taut muscles covered in tattoos to his alluring grin. He’s also the only man who has shared her deep passion for reading, which is why he enlists Sophie’s help to learn braille. Sophie finds herself falling hard for Colin Kelly… and she suspects he feels the same way.
The only problem?
Colin Kelly has no idea what Sophie Pasternak really looks like.
And she’s terrified for him to find out the truth.
One of my all time favorite authors is back again with her latest novel. And besides making me cry she also surprises again in finding a new approach on her “trademark” genre.
Me crying during reading this time reading was a strange thing actually – as it was not because of the relationship of the two leads but more for this world and the people in it. I would like to believe that the reaction of people was exaggerated – but sorry to say – I think it was not the case – I saw “mask” with Cher so I have no romantic thoughts about humanity in that area …
I think Sophie’s view on herself was pretty accurate and if I am honest I would also show some sort of reaction when I met her for the first time and I believe anybody saying the opposite is lying. Which brings me to my thoughts on her not saying anything aka “her lying to him” – yeah I am putting it that way on purpose … is she really lying ? – well it might not have been the best idea how she handled it – but can I understand her – TOTALLY !!! … well, there certainly would have been a time and place to mention it – but lets be real here fellow readers – if she had where would the book have gotten its “story-peak” from?
Colin – well well well – he was adorable – with his parents bordering on annoying no wonder that wall was sporting a hole … may I say it felt like they infantilized him – sure he was depressed and not adjusted yet – but wow – I think there should not only be a training for people turning blind but also for their relatives – amongst other things taking his sleeping pills ? seriously …? I understand their fear but there should be a better way then stripping him of the last shreds of respect.
Did Colin annoy me – yes – actually twice – once in that cafe with his friend discussing how Sophie probably does or doesn’t look and when he went home from that bar with that women. – Not so much because he went home with her in the first place – I admit it was a hard pill to swallow … I also had a moment when he slept with that woman – but I think I get it – he was simply not in love with Sophie yet at that time he was just trying to figure out his feelings … and afterwards he I think he saw some things more clear than before.
After a closer look this was nothing different from any other book where the so far single male lead has mindless sex simply for the effect of de-stressing or getting rid of the tension and he had only talked to Sophie what ? two times or so? – Did I like that he did that – NO but more because of I was afraid what would happen the next morning when SHE realized his “condition” …
I was more annoyed because in both cases it was not what he wanted but he did it anyway….
But the whole plot left me with one question … what is the acceptable way of addressing a blind person? I probably could google an answer but I still want to write down this thought before I do that.
A room full of people or let’s say you are standing for some reason at a table with several people and you address them – usually they look at you … and see that you do that while you talk to them… Colin was annoyed when people addressed others around him with questions like “and what does HE want” UNDERSTANDABLE but even if I said “what would you like sir” – how is he supposed to know I mean HIM and not some other person at the table? My thought would be to touch his arm while asking but that could be totally wrong – in terms of personal space and stuff but given the “lead me there by taking my arm thing it might be acceptable ? I wonder? (as I said I did not google that question and the book kind of left the answer to that open)
More and more I think there should be a training unit in school on how to get into the right mindset to treat every person the way it should be done – – it should not only contain addressing persons that need slightly different ways of communication but also look them in the eyes at any time , when to offer help and how to do it – throw some ASL in and maybe the base of other peoples main religions as to not offend them.
my 3cents ….
|Crashing into Liam|
|March 23rd 2019|
|Rock god-turned actor, Liam Connors loves to party, flaunt his money, and parade around with his gorgeous model girlfriend on his arm. And getting through the final days of the movie shoot without a drink may be harder than he thought. But he refuses to believe he has a problem. He’ll be damned if he needs the stupid sobriety coach his manager hired. What the hell kind of job was that anyway?
Rebecca Diaz has no time–or patience–for alcoholic, entitled celebrities. However, when she is hired to be the sober companion to Liam Connors, she knows the money is the answer to her prayers. Refocusing Liam is the ultimate challenge. He’s a man who knows what he wants. But when tragedy strikes, Rebecca takes Liam away from his temptations. Stranded in the remote wilderness, they begin to see one another differently. Now, Rebecca faces a new challenge–resisting her feelings for the incorrigible actor. Will she see a future with someone who reminds her so much of her past?
Evie Carter has faced trials and tribulations her entire life. Her teenage years have been ripped away from her as she battles cancer. Just when things canât get any worse, her doctor delivers the news that itâs finally time to make a life or death decision. Her options are limited and come with deadly consequences. The miracle drug that is meant to save her life changes her on a cellular level. She might not be damaged anymore, but she might just be damned in her new life.
With “Damaged” by Avelyn Paige I didnÂ´t get what I expected. It took me quite some time to sort my thoughts and put them into into a logical review.
When I started reading the first pages of the book my thoughts were like ” How is this book supposed to fit to the cover which shows this woman in leather clothes, boots and this special kind of hair?” After this moment the drastical change came -for me pretty unexpected. After this you are confronted with a totally different genre – a genre which normally isnÂ´t my cup of tea, but in this case surprised me….