Freitag, 13. November 2015

QUOTE : "Real" by Katy Evans

There are books that surprise you.
Books that take you into a whole different world.
The kind of books you can not put down.

If a book keeps you awake during the night even if you should get up early the next morning....
When you find yourself waking up still holding the book in your hand after reading almost the whole night....
You already told all of your friends about the book, but you still can stop talking about it
and try to convince your friends to buy it....

When you finished a book and are still thinking about it weeks later....
You start crying and/or laughing just because you heard a song that reminds you of the book....
When you suddenly start to compare other books with this one-with the help of other titles, characters or books...

If any or all of thes situations describe a certain book for you - this book should be in this list because it rocked your world!



 "Real" by Katy Evans
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A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
A competition...

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting...

Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I've ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I've never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong—but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents...

But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?

 
QUOTING


“I'm the realest fucking thing you're ever going to have.”

“You can't, Brooke, you can't leave. You're mine”

“You’ve claimed me, little firecracker. You kicked a pair of two hundred pound men’s asses. I will never get over that. You kicked my whores out. Pete told me. You staked your claim on me, even before you realized I’d staked mine already.” He fists my hair and pulls me close to his lips. “I’m yours now … Even if I screw this up, I’ll still be your screw-up.”
 

QUOTE : "Archer's Voice" by Mia Sheridan

There are books that surprise you.
Books that take you into a whole different world.
The kind of books you can not put down.

If a book keeps you awake during the night even if you should get up early the next morning....
When you find yourself waking up still holding the book in your hand after reading almost the whole night....
You already told all of your friends about the book, but you still can stop talking about it
and try to convince your friends to buy it....

When you finished a book and are still thinking about it weeks later....
You start crying and/or laughing just because you heard a song that reminds you of the book....
When you suddenly start to compare other books with this one-with the help of other titles, characters or books...

If any or all of thes situations describe a certain book for you - this book should be in this list because it rocked your world!

 "Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan


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A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling book. Archer's Voice is a full-length, standalone romance.

When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.

Archer's Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.

THIS IS A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY SAGITTARIUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

QUOTING


“He shakes his head. ‘You’re different. I told you, Ava, I’ll trample anyone who tries to get in my way. Even you.”  

“He pecks my lips. I knew you were the one the second I laid eyes on you.
The one to bring me back to life.
‘How did you know?’ He’s talking. I need to extract as much from him as possible.He looks me straight in the eyes. They are bursting with meaning. ‘Because my heart starting beating again.' He whispers.”  

"It's pure bliss, baby. Total gratification. Absolute, complete earth shifting, universe shaking love.”


QUOTE : "This Man" by Jodi Ellen Malpas

There are books that surprise you.
Books that take you into a whole different world.
The kind of books you can not put down.

If a book keeps you awake during the night even if you should get up early the next morning....
When you find yourself waking up still holding the book in your hand after reading almost the whole night....
You already told all of your friends about the book, but you still can stop talking about it
and try to convince your friends to buy it....

When you finished a book and are still thinking about it weeks later....
You start crying and/or laughing just because you heard a song that reminds you of the book....
When you suddenly start to compare other books with this one-with the help of other titles, characters or books...

If any or all of thes situations describe a certain book for you - this book should be in this list because it rocked your world!

 "This Man" by Jodi Ellen Malpas
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Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has an appointment for a first consultation at The Manor with the owner, Mr Jesse Ward. She is expecting nothing more than an overweight, cravat wearing, well-to-do countryman, and on arrival, nothing would suggest otherwise. How wrong could she be? This Man is devastatingly handsome, charming and confident. He is also a conceited, hedonistic playboy, who knows no boundaries. Ava desperately does not want to be attracted to him, but she can’t control the overwhelming effect he has on her. Every instinct is telling her to run, so she does, but Jesse Ward is not so willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her. She knows she is heading for heartbreak, but how can she run when he won’t let her?

QUOTING


“He shakes his head. ‘You’re different. I told you, Ava, I’ll trample anyone who tries to get in my way. Even you.”  

“He pecks my lips. I knew you were the one the second I laid eyes on you.
The one to bring me back to life.
‘How did you know?’ He’s talking. I need to extract as much from him as possible.He looks me straight in the eyes. They are bursting with meaning. ‘Because my heart starting beating again.' He whispers.”  

"It's pure bliss, baby. Total gratification. Absolute, complete earth shifting, universe shaking love.”

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Dienstag, 25. August 2015

MUSIC : "Worth It" (Forbidden Men #6) by Linda Kage

If you listen closely you'll notice that almost every book has its own soundtrack.
Somtimes it's a song you accidentially heard on the radio while reading the book
or it's a song that the story remindes you of.
In other cases it's a song or a playlist that the author mentioned during the story or at the end of it.

It does not matter where the song came from, but
if you notice that you are suddenly tempted to hear that mentioned song
and that you still think about that song days and weeks after finishing that book....
That there are even tears in your eyes or you can't stop smiling, because you start to think about a scene in that book that is related to the song....


If any or all of those situations fit a certain song - this song should be in this list together with the book to give other readers the chance to experiece the same you do by listening to the song.





""All of Me" by John Legend"


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  I fell in love once.

It was amazing. She was amazing. Life was amazing.

I lived for each time I could see her, and nothing else mattered, not that our families were enemies, our time together was forbidden, or we had to meet in secret.

Our love could conquer all.

Until it didn't.

So I was ripped away from the love of my life and shoved into hell, forced to continue without her.

It shattered me, broke the best parts of me, left me permanently damaged.

Or so I thought.

Years later, I swear history’s trying to repeat itself because she’s back in my life, and I’m just as drawn to her as I was before. But I'm older and wiser now, and I know she should stay away from a worthless ex-con like me.

So, I will not let her in. I absolutely refuse to hurt her. I will keep her away.

Then again, sometimes risking your greatest fear to get to a smile makes everything worth it, and besides, I’m not sure I can resist her, anyway.

This is the story of how Felicity Bainbridge changed my life forever, starting one summer day long ago after I was forced to change a dirty diaper...

--Knox Parker
 
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Dienstag, 14. Juli 2015

MUSIC : "Sweet as Sin" by J.T. Geissinger



If you listen closely you'll notice that almost every book has its own soundtrack.
Somtimes it's a song you accidentially heard on the radio while reading the book
or it's a song that the story remindes you of.
In other cases it's a song or a playlist that the author mentioned during the story or at the end of it.

It does not matter where the song came from, but
if you notice that you are suddenly tempted to hear that mentioned song
and that you still think about that song days and weeks after finishing that book....
That there are even tears in your eyes or you can't stop smiling, because you start to think about a scene in that book that is related to the song....


If any or all of those situations fit a certain song - this song should be in this list together with the book to give other readers the chance to experiece the same you do by listening to the song.

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Twentysomething Kat Reid is loving life as an in-demand Hollywood makeup artist. She has absolutely no interest in rock ’n’ roll, but in order to pay the mortgage, she agrees to work on the set of a rock video for the world-famous rockers known as Bad Habit…which brings her face-to-face with Nico Nyx, lead singer of Bad Habit and Adonis in the flesh.
However, the fiercely independent Kat isn’t impressed by the hard-living, womanizing rock star. But when Nico’s model girlfriend shows up to the set drunk and Kat is tapped to replace her as the video’s sexy bride, her combustible chemistry with Nico suddenly threatens to consume the set. Nico feels it, too—and becomes determined to win Kat over, body and soul. Yet behind his rock god swagger, Nico hides a dark secret. Can he rock Kat’s world forever, or will he just break her heart?
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Sweet As Sin Soundtrack



I never listen to music while writing because I need to concentrate, but I do become obsessed with certain songs while I’m writing certain books. I’ll listen to them over and over in the car or on my iphone, picturing the characters, thinking about scenes, letting my imagination go crazy, then write all those ideas down. So music definitely inspires my writing. Here are a few of the songs I was obsessed with while writing Sweet As Sin. (Links open Amazon Music window.)


1.      Bad Habit, The Kooks
3.      My Type. Saint Motel
5.      Dangerous, Big Data
7.      Animal, Neon Trees
8.      Sugar, Maroon V

Montag, 22. Juni 2015

MUSIC : Real (Real #1) by Katy Evans

If you listen closely you'll notice that almost every book has its own soundtrack.
Somtimes it's a song you accidentially heard on the radio while reading the book
or it's a song that the story remindes you of.
In other cases it's a song or a playlist that the author mentioned during the story or at the end of it.

It does not matter where the song came from, but
if you notice that you are suddenly tempted to hear that mentioned song
and that you still think about that song days and weeks after finishing that book....
That there are even tears in your eyes or you can't stop smiling, because you start to think about a scene in that book that is related to the song....


If any or all of those situations fit a certain song - this song should be in this list together with the book to give other readers the chance to experiece the same you do by listening to the song.





""Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls / Ronan Keating"


Wikipedia  *  Songtext  *  YouTube  *
Goodreads
 
BLURB
 A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
A competition...

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting...

Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I've ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I've never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong—but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents...

But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me
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Mittwoch, 20. Mai 2015

QUOTE : "The Sea of Tranquility" by Katja Millay

There are books that surprise you.
Books that take you into a whole different world.
The kind of books you can not put down.

If a book keeps you awake during the night even if you should get up early the next morning....
When you find yourself waking up still holding the book in your hand after reading almost the whole night....
You already told all of your friends about the book, but you still can stop talking about it
and try to convince your friends to buy it....

When you finished a book and are still thinking about it weeks later....
You start crying and/or laughing just because you heard a song that reminds you of the book....
When you suddenly start to compare other books with this one-with the help of other titles, characters or books...

If any or all of thes situations describe a certain book for you - this book should be in this list because it rocked your world!

" "The Sea of Tranquility" by Katja Millay "
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 I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.

Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.

Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to.

The Sea of Tranquility is a rich, intense, and brilliantly imagined story about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second

QUOTING

“People like to say love is unconditional, but it's not, and even if it was unconditional, it's still never free. There's always an expectation attached. They always want something in return. Like they want you to be happy or whatever and that makes you automatically responsible for their happiness because they won't be happy unless you are ... I just don't want that responsibility.”

“He's kissing me. And when he does, part of me is lost. But it's the part that's twisted and mangled and wrong, and for just that moment, with his hands in my hair and his lips on my mouth, I can pretend that it never existed.”

“I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck.”
“I know at that moment what he's given me and it isn't a chair. It's an invitation, a welcome, the knowledge that I am accepted here. He hasn't given me a place to sit. He's given me a place to belong.”

“What? Sunshine fits you. It's bright and warm and happy. Just. Like. You.”

“Good Morning, Sunshine!" Josh F**king Bennett. By now, I'm pretty sure that if I were to find his birth certificate that is exactly what it would say.”

“I haven’t started counting yet. I wonder if it’s just me or if it’s like that for everybody; that every time someone dies you start counting how much time has passed since they’ve been gone. First you count it in minutes, then in hours. You count in days, then weeks, then months. Then one day you realize that you aren’t counting anymore, and you don’t even know when you stopped. That’s the moment they’re gone.”

“Maybe one day you'll come back. Maybe you never will and that'll suck, but you can't keep doing this. The blame and the self-loathing and the bullshit. I can't watch that. It makes me hate you for hating yourself. I don't want to lose you. But I'd rather lose you if it means you'll be happy. I think if you come back with me today, you'll never be okay. And I'll never be okay if you aren't. I need to know that there's a way for people like us to end up okay. I need to know that there even is such a thing as okay, maybe even good, and it's out there and we just haven't found it yet. There's got to be a happier ending than this, here. There's got to be a better story. Because we deserve one. You deserve one. Even if it doesn't end with you coming back to me.”

“Call me Sunshine again, and I will murder you, cocksucker.”

“Nothing is perfect. It's not even good yet. But maybe.”

“I don't really care what people say about me. I'm fine with lies and rumors. It's the truth I don't want being told.”

“I'm tired of being responsible for other people's misery. I can't even put up with my own.”

“I’m going to walk over to you,” I say, taking one step at a time in her direction like I’m talking down a jumper. “I’m going to put my arms around you and I’m going to hold you,” I pause before taking the last step, “and you’re going to let me.”

“I don't know how to say it - after all this time, I'm not even sure that I can - but I have to break her last rule, because if she knows nothing else, I need her to know this one thing.
'I love you, Sunshine,' I tell her, before I lose my nerve. 'And I don't give a shit whether you want me to or not.”

“Seeing Josh is my homecoming. I didn't tell him I was coming back. He doesn't say anything when he sees me, and neither do I, because the fact that I'm here is an answer. We just look at each other and speak in the silence like we always have and no one interrupts the conversation.”

“It’s about the dream of second chances,” he says finally. He hasn’t raised his eyes from the paper on his desk and I feel him looking at me without looking when he uses his grandfather’s words. “The narrator doesn’t respect the beauty of life and the world around her, so it crushes her into the ground and once she’s dead, she realizes everything she took for granted and didn’t see right in front of her while she was alive. She’s begging for another chance to live again so she can appreciate it this time.”
“And does she get that chance?” she asks Josh while I desperately focus on the poster of literary terms on the wall and wait for absolution. When it comes, I barely hear it.
“She does.”

“Dying really isn’t so bad after you’ve done it once. And I have. I’m not afraid of death anymore. I’m afraid of everything else.

“I have a black-belt in self-pity. I was an expert in the field. Still am. It’s a skill you never forget.”

“Just so you know,” I inform him, “one day, I’m going to get tired of sharing your affection with that coffee table and I’m going to make you choose.” “Just so you know,” he mimics me, “I would chop that table up and use it for firewood before I would ever choose anything over you.”

“You know I meant it. I am human. And male. And not remotely blind. Do you want me to say it again? You are distractingly, even if-that-is-not-a-real-word pretty. You are so pretty that I bullied Clay Whitaker into drawing me a picture of you so I could look at you when you aren't around. You are so pretty that one of these days I'm going to lose a finger in my garage because I can't concentrate with you so close to me. You are so pretty that I wish you weren't so I wouldn't want to hit every guy at school who looks at you, especially my best friend.”

“Just because I don't talk about it, doesn't mean I forget.”

“I may not be allowed to love her, but that doesn't mean I'll let anyone hurt her.”

“When you look at her what do you feel?... Joy, fear, frustration, longing, friendship, anger, need, despair, love, lust?"
"Yes."
"Yes, what?"
"All of it.”

“Josh Bennett laughs, and for one minute, everything is right in the world.”

“Congratulations, then. You wanted to be ruined? Well, you did yourself one better because you wrecked me, too, Sunshine. Now we’re both worth shit.”

“I say Sunshine and then she shatters.
All the pieces of all the girls go flying and I’m holding the one who’s left.”

“Where did you go?' His voice drops just slightly and loses even the suggestion of a smile.

He's watching me like he's not sure he's allowed to ask question, and he's not even sure he wants the answer. I can almost see grandfather's word and josh's doubt about them swimming in his head. On every side of me are the lights and the tools and the wood and the boots and the boy I want to see forever. And if the my Sea of Tranquility were real, it would be this place, here, with him.

I don't say anything right away, because I just want one minute to look at his face before I gave him my last secret.

And then I tell him.

'Your garage.”

Donnerstag, 30. April 2015

MUSIC : Bully (Fall Away, #1) by Penelope Douglas

If you listen closely you'll notice that almost every book has its own soundtrack.
Somtimes it's a song you accidentially heard on the radio while reading the book
or it's a song that the story remindes you of.
In other cases it's a song or a playlist that the author mentioned during the story or at the end of it.

It does not matter where the song came from, but
if you notice that you are suddenly tempted to hear that mentioned song
and that you still think about that song days and weeks after finishing that book....
That there are even tears in your eyes or you can't stop smiling, because you start to think about a scene in that book that is related to the song....


If any or all of those situations fit a certain song - this song should be in this list together with the book to give other readers the chance to experiece the same you do by listening to the song.





""People are People" by Depeche Mode"


Wikipedia  *  Songtext  *  YouTube  *
Goodreads
 


BLURB
  I fell in love once.

It was amazing. She was amazing. Life was amazing.

I lived for each time I could see her, and nothing else mattered, not that our families were enemies, our time together was forbidden, or we had to meet in secret.

Our love could conquer all.

Until it didn't.

So I was ripped away from the love of my life and shoved into hell, forced to continue without her.

It shattered me, broke the best parts of me, left me permanently damaged.

Or so I thought.

Years later, I swear history’s trying to repeat itself because she’s back in my life, and I’m just as drawn to her as I was before. But I'm older and wiser now, and I know she should stay away from a worthless ex-con like me.

So, I will not let her in. I absolutely refuse to hurt her. I will keep her away.

Then again, sometimes risking your greatest fear to get to a smile makes everything worth it, and besides, I’m not sure I can resist her, anyway.

This is the story of how Felicity Bainbridge changed my life forever, starting one summer day long ago after I was forced to change a dirty diaper...

--Knox Parker
 
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