Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Spotlight; Dancing in the Rain av Lucy Appadoo

Can she end the turmoil and escape the firmly built trap to find the freedom she craves?

Book Details:

Book Title: Dancing in the Rain (The Italian Family Series)
Author: Lucy Appadoo
Category: Adult Fiction, 274 pages
Genre: Historical Coming of Age/Romance/Family Drama
Publisher: Lucy Appadoo
Release date: March 24, 2017
Tour dates: June 5 to 23, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (There is physical abuse and death involved.)

Book Description:

Fifteen-year old Valeria Allegro works diligently on the family farm in Italy, where she is torn between her duty to her family and her desire to find freedom from her strict, domineering father. She finds solace in Dario, a young student who provides a blissful escape—until a neighbour’s son, Gregorio, decides he wants her for himself.

This raises an alarm for her father, which leads to family conflict and aggression. When Dario is threatened and her family is plagued by a series of suspicious accidents, Valeria is desperate to keep her loved ones safe. Can she end the turmoil and escape the firmly built trap to find the freedom she craves?

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Meet the Author:

Lucy Appadoo is a registered counsellor and wellness coach with a part-time private practice. She also works as a rehabilitation counsellor for the Australian government. In her spare time, she self-publishes or writes nonfiction and fiction texts. She previously worked as a rehabilitation consultant, caseworker, English as a second language teacher, and proofreader.

Lucy has postgraduate diplomas in psychology, education, and English as a Second Language teaching, as well as specialised qualifications in grief counselling and hypnosis. She has also completed wellness coaching courses (levels 1-3) at Wellness Coaching Australia.

Lucy enjoys reading romantic suspense, romance, thrillers, crime novels, family/historical drama, and sagas. She writes in the genres of romantic suspense, historical fiction, and romance. She has enjoyed travelling to exotic places such as Madrid, Mauritius, and Italy, and draws on these experiences in her creative writing.

Lucy’s favourite authors include Kendra Elliot, Christiane Heggan, Theresa Ragan, Tara Moss, Nicholas Sparks, Adriana Trigiani, Erica Spindler, and James Patterson (to name a few).

Lucy’s interests include meditation, playing tennis, journal writing, reading fiction and nonfiction texts about writing, coaching, and counselling, ongoing professional development, spending time with her husband and two daughters, and socialising with friends and family.

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Topp ti tirsdag; Ti bokserier jeg har planlagt jeg skal lese, men ikke har begynt på ennå

Ny tirsdag, som betyr en ny topp ti tirsdag-liste takket være bokbloggen The Broke and the Bookish. Denne ukens tema var bokserier jeg har planlagt jeg skal lese, men ikke har begynt på ennå.

Min liste er denne;
Ravneringene av Siri Pettersen
Laws of the Blood av Susan Sizemore
Night Watch av Sergei Lukyanenko
The Wolf Gift av Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles av Anne Rice
Sookie Stackhouse av Charlaine Harris
Discworld av Terry Pratchett
Chicagoland Vampires av Chloe Neill
Parasol Protectorate av Gail Carringer
A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin

Monday, 19 June 2017

Omtale; Kjærlighetens førti bud av Elif Shafak

For en liten stund siden fikk jeg tilsendt et leseeksemplar av boka Kjærlighetens førti bud av Elif Shafak fra forlaget, og nå kommer omtalen av boka.

Beskrivelse av boka
Da den amerikanske husmoren Ella Rubinstein skal lese og skrive en konsulent-uttalelse av en roman, aner hun ikke at boka kommer til å forandre henne, samt gi henne en styrke til å gjennomføre en nødvendig livsendring. Romanen hun skal lese omhandler poeten Rumi og hans åndelige veileder, Shams av Tabriz.

Mine tanker om boka
Boka er ikke nødvendigvis så "klissete" som tittelen sier - den er dypere enn som så, og den kan kanskje få enkelte til å tenke. Forfatteren klarer å forbinde fortid med nåtid, øst og vest samt få til en fortelling inni fortellingen.

Bilde fra Font sitt nettsted

Friday, 16 June 2017

Omtale; The Laird of Duncairn av Craig Comer

Takket være Enchanted Book Promotions fikk jeg muligheten til å lese The Laird of Duncairn av Craig Comer, og nå kommer omtalen.

Beskrivelse fra Goodreads
The year is 1882 Scotland, and the auld alliance betwixt king and fey has long been forgotten. Men of science, backed by barons of industry, push the boundaries of technology. When Sir Walter Conrad discovers a new energy source, one that could topple nations and revolutionize society, the race to dominate its ownership begins. But the excavation and use of this energy source will have dire consequences for both humans and fey. For an ancient enemy stirs, awakened by Sir Walter's discovery.

Outcast half-fey Effie of Glen Coe is the Empire's only hope at averting the oncoming disaster. Effie finds herself embroiled in the conflict, investigating the eldritch evil spreading throughout the Highlands. As she struggles against the greed of mighty lords and to escape the clutches of the queen's minions, her comfortable world is shattered. Racing to thwart the growing menace, she realizes the only thing that can save them all is a truce no one wants.

Mine tanker om boka

The Laird of Duncairn var underholdende, samt den blander fint elementer som fantasy, folklore, Victoria-tidens Skottland og den industrielle revolusjonen. Siden det tross alt er historisk fantasy bør de historiske elementene bli tatt med en klype salt, men jeg kan godt tenke meg å lese flere bøker i denne serien hvis/når de en gang kommer.