Thursday, 5 December 2013

Hey everyone i am so excited that its the 5th of December which means its my turn on Diana Nixon's pre-release prom tour for The Souls of Rain (Heavens Trilogy, # 1)!!












The Souls of Rain (Heavens Trilogy, # 1)
By Diana Nixon
COMING Out December 18th, 2013

Synopsis
The secrets of the heavens had always been carefully guarded. Until one day when the angels realized that what they used to believe in was nothing but a cruel game between heaven and hell.
And Claire’s life is a part of that game too. She is a guardian angel.
She always thought that her existence was perfect. But perfection is a very relative term, and no one is protected from making mistakes.

Everything changes the moment Claire gets a new assignment. Guarding humans has never been easy, and this time won’t be an exception.

Alan Rosenford is a spoilt party-boy, whose life is a hurricane of risk and adrenaline rush. His soul is damaged, his heart is bleeding, and there are so many things he prefers to keep private….

The words they have never said before …
The sins they have never committed….

How much does forgiveness of the heavens cost?
Or maybe even the heavens make mistakes?....

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Trailing my fingers over the lines of your face,
Kissing your lips and melting in your embrace,
Enjoying the warmth and drinking in the moment,
Leading multiple lives feels like a pure torment.

Falling even deeper in love with you,
Discovering all the things I never knew,
Evolving into someone better and someone new,
I’ll stay for one more day, or maybe for a few,
To build up my strength to live centuries without you.

I’ll follow you to the deserts and across the oceans,
Desperate for changes and overwhelming emotions;
I’ll stay with you on the earth, or follow you to the sky,
Only with you can I breathe and feel myself alive.

Holding hands, we walk between the silver raindrops,
With the snow-white doves flying around us;
Leaving for the memories we shared, lives ago,
Can we put them back together? No one knows.

Look around and tell me what you see,
There’s no one else in sight, but you and me,
Chasing away the darkness and stormy clouds,
Just the way it was always meant to be.

Living like there’s nothing left to lose,
No one to forgive, no one to accuse.
When the bridges of hope come crashing down,
In the bewitching sounds of love we drown,
As we kiss away each other’s worst fears,
Banishing regrets, pains and bitter tears.

Take a breath and wait for the long tomorrow,
If I disappear in the shadows, find me and follow,
Rescue me in the midst of my endless night,
Turn the pale moon into bright daylight,
Make this heart of mine miss a beat,
Only with you is my soul complete.








Prologue

Three angels were standing in the middle of a round, crystal room. Their long, silver cloaks were swaying slowly in the wind; the rustle of their wings was the only sound breaking the intense silence. One of them, a woman with curly, strawberry-blond hair that went to her feet, raised her hand and a huge, white cloud formed in front of her.
“The girl deserves to know the truth,” she said to the others.
“This is insane,” a male angel replied, shaking his head. He ran one palm through his messy, sandy hair; his big, blue eyes seemed to be brighter than the sky itself. “What if something goes wrong?” He stared nervously at the picture appearing inside the cloud.
“We are losing control over her.”
“She’s right,” the other male angel said. “It’s not safe to keep her here.” His golden eyes shifted impatiently between his companions. “We need to send her back to the earth.”
“You will follow her,” the woman said, looking at the blue-eyed angel. He was the youngest of the three of them, and his age was the only thing that stopped him from breaking the order. He didn’t want to spy on anyone. He used to be one of the best guardian angels, until one day he made a mistake and was obliged to follow the orders of the top-ranked angels. It was the worst part of his punishment; he hated being told what to do.
“You didn’t have to say that,” he snapped, meeting the woman’s emotionless eyes. Sometimes it was really hard to believe that she was an angel, and not a demon wearing snow-white wings. “You know I would have never left her unprotected.”
“Right.” The other angel smirked.
“Albert,” the woman hissed, warningly. Her voice sounded calm, but the intonation said it all — she didn’t approve fights between her subordinates. “This meeting is over. I’ll see you two later.” And just like that she disappeared, making the air in the room crackle. Albert grimaced at the force of energy left after her disappearance. He wasn’t as strong as she was, and the powers she possessed always made him uneasy. He looked one last time at the blue-eyed angel and followed the woman.

Left alone, the angel stared at the picture of the girl he was supposed to spy on. The girl was a guardian angel. She was slim and beautiful; with long, black hair and big green eyes, shadowed by the curling lashes.
She was walking down the alley surrounded by the age-old oaks, watching her fosterling. She seemed to be relaxed, but in reality her every instinct was on alert. Her wings were outspread, and though no human could see her like that, the creatures of the heavens always knew when she was on duty.
 “I won’t let you down, Claire,” the angel swore in a whisper, making the cloud in front of him turn black. “Never again….”


Chapter 1

I was staring at the file in my hands. It was thick and heavy, and I didn’t have the slightest desire to read it.
“What’s this?” I asked Bert, my trainer.
“Your new assignment,” he said, walking down the hall that led to the training rooms.  
I raised my eyebrows in surprise. “My new assignment? Seriously?”
“Yes. Why?” He opened the door to one of the rooms and led me to the wall with crystal daggers.
“I was reassigned just a few days ago, remember? No angel changes humans so often!”
“It’s not your call, Claire. They give commands, you execute them. Period.” He gave me one of the daggers to replace the one I broke last night, trying to kill a demon following my fosterling. “Be careful with the weapons. You are the only guardian angel who breaks them so often.”
“I’m also the only guardian angel who destroys the biggest number of demons.”
“True.” Bert smiled briefly, and looked at the wound on my right wing. “Close your eyes, I will heal it.”
I sighed and obeyed, waiting for Bert’s powers to deal with the wound. It didn’t hurt much, but the feeling wasn’t pleasant either. Guardian angels couldn’t heal themselves. We always needed the help of other angels, whose powers were different from ours.
 My thoughts switched back to my new assignment, and I sighed again. Bert was right, I couldn’t help matters. And neither could he. He was just a messenger in this case. I answered to him for my every step, but when it came to the orders of Santunary, he was as helpless as I was. 
No one could ignore the words of Ledons — top-ranked angels. They formed the Santunary: the highest and the cruelest governmental authority, and the most respectful body of the heavens (except for God, of course). There were no ‘ifs’ for Ledons. They accepted only ‘yes’ or ‘no’. The last word was better not to pronounce if you cared about your life.
Ledons were followed by Deerons, our trainers. They guarded the gates of the heavens. No one could come or go without their permission, even the souls.
Then there was us, the guardian angels, followed by our loyal servants, the Pastreens. I didn’t know what exactly their duties consisted of, but they were a real pain in our necks; always watching us and laughing at our mistakes. Though sometimes they were really helpful, especially when it came to doing my hair or cleaning my wings.
“So who’s my new baby?” I asked the trainer. We called humans our babies, because we felt like their nannies that were always there for them, no matter how bad or good they really were.
“Why don’t you open the file?” Bert winked at me. Oh, no…it was a sign of bad news.
Alan Rosenford,” I read the name, written on the file’s cover. “Who is he?”
“Just don’t tell me you’ve never heard about him! How long have you been working in New York…for two years? And you’ve never heard about Alan Rosenford?”
“I’m sorry to disappoint you, but I haven’t.”
“Well, this is probably for the best.” Bert smirked and vanished. Literally.
Angels always appeared out of nowhere and disappeared as abruptly. But I hated when Bert did that. He never answered my questions, and he always left without saying good-bye. Not that it was the only unpleasant thing about my life. Nothing about it was normal actually.
Sometimes it felt like my life was an endless cascade of ups and downs. I could fly and I could walk; I could save and I could destroy. Heaven was my home, and the days I spent there couldn’t be compared with anything else; they were special.
But there were also days that I had to spend walking down the roads of sinful earth. Everything about them was even and painfully predictable.
Unlike those humans I guard, I don’t need to count seconds; I have a whole eternity to live. I don’t need sleep or food, though cakes and ice-cream are my weaknesses and the best things about my perfect life.
 I don’t have a family, and I never had one. I was created by the heavens. I don’t have friends, but I do have enemies. And all of them are demons — soulless, cruel creatures that make people do things they will have to spend forever in hell for.
My job is to protect humans from demons, making their lives better and happier. Funny enough, I’m the unhappiest creature in the world. It feels like my happiness is always near, and too far away at the same time.
There are things that I will probably never be able to understand. I don’t know what love means. It always felt like something mysterious and too unreal. But unlike humans, I can live perfectly well without it. As well as without boys, parties and other essential attributes of every girl’s life.
But there is one thing that I can’t live a single day without. My wings. They are my faith and an essential part of me. I can’t show them to humans, and every time I let them see me, they think I’m just a girl in my early twenties. Too bad no human girl knows how to cross the distance between two places in seconds.

I closed my eyes and imagined myself standing in the middle of my sky-blue living room. I liked the color. It reminded me of my true home and the sky that I liked gazing at so much.
I had a two-bedroom apartment not far away from Central Park. I didn’t have much time to spend there, but there were times, like today, when I wasn’t on duty. My last assignment, a five-year-old Annabel Walders left for a few days to visit her grandparents, but I couldn’t leave New York, so she was guarded by one of the local angels of Washington.
It was supposed to be a free weekend: no work, no demons; only freedom and me. Yeah, too good to be true….

I looked back at the files I was still holding in my hands. I never read people’s files. I liked making my own opinion about them. No matter how bad or perfect they were, the only thing I cared about were their souls. And even a criminal’s soul can be pure. Because when people kill or lie it means that demons win. It also means that angels lose. And we lose only if we don’t take our duties seriously. Usually it leads to becoming Pastreens. Or fallen. Both variants close the doors to the heavens and leave us wandering around the earth forever. And no matter how heavy the sin we commit is, we always want to be forgiven and returned to the heavens.
Speaking of sins….
“Nolan, what are you doing here?” I asked the fallen angel, standing behind me.
“Good to see you too, Claire.” He smiled, taking a seat on my couch. The guy didn’t need my permission to make himself at home.
Nolan was the only fallen who never wanted to be forgiven. At least that was what he was saying every time I asked him about his life. He liked living among humans. Though I never asked him about the rule he broke to be kicked out of the heavens.
“I heard about your new assignment,” he said, turning on the TV set.
“Why do you even care?” I crossed my arms, watching him curiously. I didn’t understand why Nolan liked spending time with me. My life was a picture of everything he couldn’t have.
“Because we are best friends. And friends always care about each other.”
I rolled my eyes. “We are far from being friends, Nolan. Let alone best friends. You are stalking me. This is how it calls.”
“Whatever you call it, the fact remains — I’m here, and I want to know how you feel about being Alan’s new babysitter.” He smiled again, and I desperately wanted to slap him in the face. God, forgive me.
“What is wrong with the guy that everyone is so worried about me guarding him?”
“Nothing’s wrong. He’s a good guy actually. He likes drinking, smoking, girls, and car racing.”
“Sounds like a typical description of a good guy.”
“Sarcasm doesn’t fit your pretty face, my angel. And Alan is a good guy. You will see.”
“Can’t wait,” I muttered, heading for the kitchen to get a piece of a strawberry pie I made earlier today.
“How can you think about food when your human is dying?” Nolan shouted after me.
I stopped and turned around, barely breathing. “What did you say?”
“Alan Rosenford was taken to the St. Mary’s hospital about an hour ago. He kissed a tree with a bumper of his new car.”
No more details were needed. I closed my eyes and sank into the red vortex of a bittersweet smoke that took me straight to the hospital ward.

The moment I opened my eyes the smell of drugs hit my nostrils. I hated hospitals. To me they always looked overcrowded. Hundreds of lost souls, whose physical bodies died and were not allowed to ascend to the heavens, were flying everywhere, making people shiver and shrink from the pure cold they consisted of. Humans didn’t see them, but I did.  And they did see me.
“He doesn’t look good,” Nolan said, coming closer to the bed where a guy in his mid twenties was sleeping. He was on a drip; about a dozen multicolored cables went from his body to the monitors on his left.
“I’m sure you wouldn’t look any better being him,” I said, examining the numerous bruises and scratches on the guy’s body. “How bad was the crash?”
“The boy will need a new car. But I don’t think he cares about a few more scars. It’s not his first accident.”
“You said he’s a car racer, right? How often does he get into accidents?”
“Every week or so.”
“Does he even care about his life?” I didn’t like people who risked their lives just to get an adrenaline rush. It meant their souls were hurt. And they didn’t want to do anything to heal them. Stupid humans…they didn’t know that losing a soul meant becoming demons.
“You didn’t read his file, did you?” Nolan chuckled at his own words. He knew I didn’t. “You should probably start reading files, Claire. It would save you plenty of time.”
“Thanks for the advice, Nolan. Maybe one day I will follow it.”
I took Alan’s hand in mine and tried to feel his soul. I was good at feeling souls. Not every angel could do that. It was one of my angelic powers that I had been trying to perfect every day, for the last seven centuries of my existence. And with every passing day I could tell more and more about the souls I was guarding.
“He is a good person,” I said, knowing that Nolan was still there with us. Every time I tried to feel someone’s soul, it felt like sinking into the depths of multicolored oceans, where every single word, action and thought had its own shade.
“I told you,” he said, and I smiled; my best friend liked being right.
I let go of Alan’s hand and breathed a sigh of relief. Guarding good people was always easier. Demons couldn’t get to their souls, and fighting them was as simple as anything.
I was good at fighting demons. They didn’t stand a chance with me. Especially when I was guarding children. They were like little angels to me, and I always felt sorry for the couples that couldn’t have them. It felt like the worst curse ever.
My new assignment wasn’t a child anymore, but something about him wasn’t right. His soul was too fragile and sensitive. Not a regular picture of a man’s soul. Maybe I should have read his file after all?…
“Hey…Claire, you okay?” Nolan asked.
“Yeah, I’m fine,” I replied absently, still watching the guy on the bed. “How old is he?”
“Will turn twenty-five next week.”
Even with the dark-purple bruises all over his face and a swollen lip Alan looked much younger than his real age. I couldn’t say the same about his soul. If I didn’t know it belonged to him, I would say it was a soul of an eighty-year-old man. Suddenly I wanted to know what happened to make him get old too soon.
“Read the file, Claire,” Nolan said, as if reading my mind. “I need to go now, but if you need anything, call me, okay?”
I nodded and the fallen angel disappeared. He was always saying the same thing, “Call me, if you need me.” And we both knew that he would never be able to help me if I actually needed help. We played for different teams.

Copyright @ 2013, Diana Nixon

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About the author:
Diana Nixon is a poet and the author of fantasy and contemporary romances.
She was born in Minsk, Belarus, where she currently lives. In 2008 she graduated from Belorussian state University. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish and Spanish.
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Monday, 14 October 2013


Blog Tour
 I am so happy to be part of the blog tour and here it is a review of Diana's amazing new book hate at first sight!

Hate at first sight
Diana Nixon
Published  2013 by createspace
Format: kindle

Goodreads: Every day of Megan’s life was carefully planned. Freedom and independence had been her best friends for years. Until one day she met Aiden, whose priorities were so much like hers….
What happens when attraction wins?
What happens when poles apart become equal?
What happens when the flames of passion burn everything in their way?
Is there still a chance to resist the power of magnetism?
The walls of inaccessibility will come crashing down. Everything she thought was unacceptable he will turn into pure pleasure….
Dive into the world of Hate at First Sight to see if hate can become something completely different…

I got this book as an advanced copy for the blog tour and i was so excited to read it. i have read all of Diana's other books and loved them.

Megan has it all, the brains, the beauty and the perfect job... and no man to boss her around. dreading going back home to face the reason she ran away she trys to enjoy her brothers wedding. but with pressure from her parents to find a partner her return home isn't looking good. things get even worse when a mysterious best man shows up....... with sparks and fire can megan keep focused and resist the man how is after her heart.

just like all of diana's other books this one does not disappoint! its romantic and filled with heat and passion. i was hooked from beginning to end and read it in one sit ! i looked the storyline and fell in love with the characters. at points i was screaming at my kindle going ' just tell him'  you will love the characters i loved megan she was strong and independent and was a great lead female, aiden has you swooning in seconds! i love the strong and soft sides to him ! it  was in general a brilliant read and i would highly recommend it! you will love to watch how the characters relationship grows from hating each-other to having such a strong connection!

like always Diana has wrote another amazing book. read read read! you will get swept away in the story line and find yourself getting caught up with the characters!
5*



Friday, 11 October 2013

Obsession
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published :Published May 31st 2013 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Covet)
Format: kindle
Pages:275

Goodreads: This is a stand alone novel that is an adult spin-off of the Lux Series You do not need to read a Lux book to read Obsession and vice versa.

He’s arrogant, domineering, and... To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something... unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter?


Serena's life is perfect, she has it all but when her friend is murdered one night by a mysterious man after having a strange conversation Serena's live is plugged in to a world of aliens, wars and secrets.  under the protection of the DOD who will kill her at any moment and a domineering, arrogant arum hunter who could kill her at any moment .her life is uncertain. but with an evil web closing in around  her who can she trust? will the DOD have there way and silence her or will she trust her life and maybe her heart to an alien she doesn't know?

After a new job, some upheaval's and a break up I haven't had much time to read and I had forgotten how amazing Jennifer's books truly are and obsession does not disappoint. when I was told that it was wrote from an Arum perspective I didn't no what I was make of it or what to expect, I loved the Luxen so much I was like ' no, I cant like an Arum there evil' but after reading this book I have to say I have change my mind.  before this book I was sitting going 'go Luxen' when I was reading this I started going ' go Arum booooooo Luxen'  its Jennifer's amazing writing that can make you follow the story and characters that closely that you will change your beliefs. I loved every page of this book I was hooked from the first page! I loved that you got to see the to sides of the story that there are good Arum who don't want to fight the Luxen and also there are bad Luxen who want to fight and are night like the Black family. 
the story line is amazing its full of action, passion, romance and omg moments, not to mention a hunky alien. I was so happy that I got the hanging on the end of you seat action and suspense and also the swoon worthy romance.

I loved Serena, she has a humours , witty side, a tough side but also she reacts in was that you can imagine you would do in those situations. while reading the book I was laughing going 'yep I would do that'  hunter made me laugh so much he had that ' am a bad ass and take no crap' attitude but he still has this sensitive side he didn't no Arum could have and I love how you see the journey from him going from killer to finding himself having feelings for a human.

what can I say other than read read read1 it was amazing I would go as for as to say the best book from Jennifer in my opinion I loved it that much!  its like going on a ride of romance and danger.
trust me you wont be able to get enough1
5*

Monday, 12 August 2013

Cover Reveal!!

Here is the amazing cover of Diana's new book Hate at first sight!

I have been looking forward to this and I have to say I an in love with this cover!





synopsis
Every day of Megan’s life was carefully planned. Freedom and independence had been her best friends for years. Until one day she met Aiden, whose priorities were so much like hers…. What happens when attraction wins? What happens when poles apart become equal? What happens when the flames of passion burn everything in their way? Is there still a chance to resist the power of magnetism? The walls of inaccessibility will come crashing down. Everything she thought was unacceptable he will turn into pure pleasure…. Dive into the world of Hate at First Sight to see if hate can become something completely different….

Read a teaser http://www.aminablack.com/2013/08/synopsis-and-teaser-hate-at-first-sight.html?spref=fb

About the author: Diana Nixon is a poet and the author of fantasy and contemporary romances. She was born in Minsk, Belarus, where she currently lives. In 2008 she graduated from Belorussian state University. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish and Spanish.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Blog Tour!

Hey everyone it's the 16th which means it's my stop on the love lines blog tour and do i have a surprise for you! A Review of Diana Nixon's new book Diamond Sky (Love Lines #3)


Diamond Sky ( Love Lines #3)
Diana Nixon
Published 2013 by Createspace  (Advanced Copy)
Pages: 292
Format: Kindle

Goodreads: A new page of the Love Lines story that will reveal new secrets and mysteries buried in the walls of Dever. Eileen, Christian and Evan need to find an old spell to protect themselves and those they love from being killed. There is only one problem – no one knows where the spell is hidden….
A mysterious student comes to Dever. A boy whose eyes are always watching. Who is he? What secrets are hidden behind his smiles? Is he a friend or an enemy?...
When they thought they knew everything about the super powers they possessed, they could have never imagined that in reality they didn’t know a thing. The wind can turn into the worst hurricane they have ever seen. The water can destroy everything. The earth can swallow them alive. And the fire can burn them to ashes….
The illusions - the only thing they tried to run away from, will come back to ruin the world they live in, taking away everything they ever cherished and loved.
When you think you are so close to getting what you want, think twice about your every step. Because what you think is the right thing to do may take away your life….


I received and arc of the book for the blog tour and i have to say i was so excited after reading the other books in the series i couldn't wait!

Eileen Continues her quest to hunt down the Dragon brotherhood and destroy them and the spell that can be used to take all her power! she most use all she has to follow the clues that will lead her to the spell, but with her friends close at hand she is getting closer, but is everything as it seems? with the brotherhood moving in, mysterious people showing up, her friendship wavering and someone controlling her power will she defeat the brotherhood and destroy the spell to keep her power?

I love the other books in this series and let me tell you this one does not disappoint! from the very first page i was captivated! i read the book in one sit i could put it down! As with the other books in the series the plot lines moves fast and there were always tricks and turns you didn't see coming. I love how Diana can twist the story so everything you thought or predicted would happen ends up to be wrong and you are left going 'my god did that just happen' there is never a dull moment and you are always kept guessing. the story is full of happy, sad, heart warming, Adrenalin filling and exciting moments! It seems that whenever i think the story can't get better Diana out does herself, every book just gets better and better!

As in the other books i loved Eileen, i love how she is a strong lead female, in this book i think you do see more strength from her but also a massive vulnerable moment. i have to say at some points i wanted to slap her and make her realise what she was doing and risking! I can understand that she wanted to do everything on her own and not risk her friends, but there was no way that they were going to let her do it alone so in some cases she put her friends in danger by making stupid decisions, on the other hand i can see why she done it. by they end of the book though i think she started to realise that she needed help and she didn't have to do it alone! As always Christian was his normal swoonworthy loving self and i still adore him! Even was his normal cocky self but again i still love him!
one thing though...... the end!!! why!! what a cliffhanger i swear i nearly had a heart attack!!! i cant wait for the next one i need it now!! i will definitely be on edge!!
an amazing amazing  book! Diana is my favourite other and once again she as had me swooning wanting to cry and have a panic attack all in one book!
5*

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Love Lines (Love Lines #1)

 Love lines series

The traces of supernatural powers have always been crossing the world of human beings. Many people know about the existence of healers, mind readers, oneiromancers and wizards. But for centuries their lives have been kept secret and no one has ever heard about one special place, where those gifted people studied.
Neither has Eileen Clark, whose life has never been different from the one other teenagers have.
But one day everything changes. Eileen finds out that she belongs to the mysterious world of unnatural and the destiny leads her to Dever - a closed university for the people like her.

Nothing will ever be the same again...

New life, new friends, new enemies...

But the true love will never let her down. It will help to go through everything....


#1 - Love lines

The story begins with a strange dream, which has been torturing Eileen for nights. Trying to find out its hidden meaning she leans on her best friend Amanda for help. The two of them go to a fortune-teller, who predicts changes in Eileen's life.
Eileen and Amanda, whose family is one of the seven founders of Dever, go there to start new life and get education. Coming to the university Eileen meets Christian, Amanda's brother, whom she falls in love with from the very first sight. But, as it turns out later, Christian is in love with her too.

They couldn't even imagine that many years ago their lives were bound by magical spells. But now they have to find out why...


Songs of the wind (Love Lines # 2)

Losing Christian hasn’t been easy for Eileen. But she’s not going to give up. Now she has to find a way to bring him back from the magical dream, where he was taken by Eric Lanster. Together with her friend Evan, Eileen goes to France – Meridin’s motherland, where she hopes to find out the mysteries of the dream’s magic. In a small town named Fontainbleau they meet a wizard, who turns out to know a lot of their secrets…
Determined to help Eileen, Evan agrees to complete some special dream piercing training. But he can’t even imagine what he has put himself into. The magic of dreams keeps a lot of secrets. The spells are dangerous and their consequences no one is able to predict.
Friends can become enemies…
The ones they used to call their family can become traitors…
But the ones they love will always be there to help…


From Scratch (Love Lines #2.5)


Our lives are a cascade of events that pass faster than we would like them to. Time changes everything. Our habits, our views, our circle of friends. But there is one thing that remains the same over the years.
Our memories.
Through them we cherish the most unforgettable moments of our history. And they also retain some things that can't be forgotten….
But one day you realize that yesterday should be left in the past. Because tomorrow your new life begins, and you go back to the drawing board.
A love story of Evan Murray and Tara Mackenzie.
A story that should last forever….
But no one knows when forever ends….


Diamond sky (Love Lines #3)

















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Saturday, 6 July 2013

Pushing The Limits

Pushing The Limits
Katie McGarry
Published August 1st 2012 by Harlequin Teen (first published July 31st 2012)             
Format: Paperback
Pages:392
Goodreads: I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise." Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you? It was done to you?" No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.

So wrong for each other...and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.
 

Echo is trying to recover from a family secret that she can not remember when she is asked to tutor Noah a social outcast with a bad reputation.  In an attempt to do up her brothers car and fix the hole in her heart that she agrees, but while she is trying to repair her heart someone else might be stealing it! while family secrets get uncovered, her relationship with Noah takes a different turn and Echo tries to find her way in her knew life will she manage to uncover the truth about her past? and is she capable of dealing with the truth?

My friend recommended this book to me and what can I say but wow! I loved it! from the first few pages I was hooked and I knew I was going to enjoy the storyline which I did! I think what I liked most in the book was that it was close to live, the accidents and events that happened can and do really happen! I found the book gripping from cover to cover every page just kept you reading! I lo9ved the characters and I literally cant say a bad word about it. it was completely heart warming and breaking at the same time, it give you that lovely warm fussy feeling that you get when you are watching two characters fall in love and you have that stupid smile on you face but also that sinking feeling in the bit of your stomach when something horrible happens .I thought the book was amazingly written and the different emotions and elements in the storyline contrasted so well together.

I loved Echo, first I just thought she had an amazing name! but I love the character because you see a girl who used to be popular and have everything and loses it all and has to rebuild herself from the ground, you see the highs the lows, the ups the downs and the moments when you see her life finally starting to turn. I really felt for her!
I loved Noah he was just an amazing character, he is so swoonworthy and has that hard and dangerous but heart of gold thing going on. you saw this tough and hard exterior but that wounded vulnerable side. I literally loved all the characters in the book and each one added something to the story line.

I cant wait to read Beth's story if the other book are as good as this I will love them!
I swear this is a must read you wont be disappointed I loved it!
5*

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Guest Review :Spoken From The Front: Real Voices From the Battlefields of Afghanistan


Guest Review!

Hi everyone! I am so excited to post my first guest review! I hope you all enjoy it! Also a big thank you to my guest reviewer Mark I really appreciate it!


Spoken From The Front: Real Voices From the Battlefields of Afghanistan
Andy McNab (Editor)
Published: May 13th 2010 by Corgi (first published September 25th 2009) 
Pages:448            

Goodreads: Spoken from the Front is the story of the Afghan Campaign, told for the first time in the words of the servicemen and women who have been fighting there. With unprecedented access to soldiers of all ranks, as well as pilots, reservists, engineers, medics, Royal Military police, mechanics, cooks and other military personnel, Andy McNab has assembled a portrait of modern conflict like never before.

This is the full experience of our troops on the ground and in the air. The horrors, cruelties, drudgery, excitement and banter of these soldiers' lives combine to form a chronological narrative of all the major events in Helmand during the British Army's time there.

From their action-packed, dramatic, moving and often humorous testimonies in interviews, diaries, letters and emails written to family, friends and loved ones, emerges a 360-degree picture of guerrilla warfare up close and extremely personal. It is as close to the real thing as you can get.

My thoughts:

Liked:
This book gives great insight into the lives of our military personnel whilst serving on operational duty within the Armed Forces in Afghanistan. It shows the feelings and emotions that people have whilst working in a warzone through both the good times and bad. You can’t beat a bit of Army banter and this book showed some of that. I felt it was quite easy to picture what was going on whilst reading as I have served within the British Army myself and gone through a lot of those same emotions and feelings. On a more personal note, I actually know some of the people who have provided the accounts for the book.

Disliked:
Andy McNab took accounts from a whole host of people who had different job roles within the British Army, Territorial Army (TA) and Ministry of Defence. There are a few accounts within the book which as I was reading I thought why are they even in here. These accounts weren’t from any of the regular serving personnel. They were quite annoying to read with comments showing that they weren’t used to the military way of life at all. Luckily though these were limited to just a handful.

Overview:
If you are someone who is interested in finding out more about what our serving personnel experience within Afghanistan then this is definitely a book you should read. I would read this book again and enjoyed almost all of it, except the point I mentioned above. 4*

Monday, 1 July 2013

Dark Winter ( Nick Stone #6 )
Andy McNab
Published: Published September 1st 2011 by Corgi
(first published January 1st 2003)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 496

Goodreads: Agent Nick Stone expects his latest mission to be a straightforward part of the fight against Osama Bin Laden's network of terror. Despatched to Malaysia, all he needs to do is assassinate a suspicious biochemist. But there are complications. Not least the attractive woman he is working alongside.
 

Target neutralised, Stone returns to the USA to find turmoil in his personal life. He is guardian to a teenage girl who is haunted by her traumatic past and attempting to numb it with a heavy drug dependency. Stone knows he is the only one who can help her but her scars run deeper than he thinks.

Before long, the conspiracy he has uncovered unravels to reveal a doomsday threat against the populations of New York, London and Berlin. And Stone faces the ultimate trade-off: the life of someone he loves, against those of millions he doesn't even know..


Nick Stone finds himself on yet another mission for the man he hates, but this one promises to be straightforward and simple so he can return to his life in the states. Stone comes back from the mission feeling that he has completed the task just to find not only is his personal life circling the drain but the last job was just scratching the surface. with a biological attack planned on America, Germany and England stone must stop at nothing to prevent it..... but at what cost?

I love reading Andy McNab's books, Like all of his other books in this series this one was action pack and brilliant and well written. I have to say though it took me months to read it, i just couldn't get in to it. after reading the first 5 you find the same things seem to happen in all of them, he does a job when he doesn't want to it starts to go well, then falls apart and hes in a situation he will never get out off, oh wait yes he does and hes fine and finishes the mission against all odds and will never work for the company again, next book oh wait hes forces in to a job. so it took me a whole to get in to it, the story i think was a bit more slow moving in this book, i have to say though the whole book got saved by the last few chapters! it went from a book i was considering not finishing to a book i couldn't put down!

I loved Nick just as much in this book but i have to warn you get issues out, i broke my heart it was so sad! i just wanted to hug him so much in this book, you see his lowest point but i have a feeling also a turning point in his life and am excited to see where that new direction will go!

Another good book by Andy McNab 3*

Tuesday, 25 June 2013


 Birthday!!!!

I cant believe it was my blogs first birthday yesterday!!
Am so excited about it! the last year of blogging has been so fun! i've review some amazing books! and met some amazing and interesting people that have broadened my reading!
So thank you to all my blog, twitter and facebook followers for your support xx