Saturday, 22 July 2017

Bokturne; A Burning in the Darkness av A. P. McGrath

A Burning In the Darkness
by A P McGrath
Genre: Mystery Thriller, Crime, Romance

A murder at one of the world’s busiest airports opens this simmering crime story where a good man’s loyalty is tested to its limits. Michael Kieh is a full time faith representative serving the needs of some of the 80 million passengers, but circumstance and evidence point to his guilt. His struggle to prove his innocence leads him on a charged journey that pitches love against revenge. 

Michael’s loneliness was eased by a series of brief encounters with a soul mate. When she confides a dark secret, he is motivated to redress a heart-breaking injustice. Together they must battle against powerful forces as they edge dangerously close to unmasking a past crime. But Michael faces defeat when he chooses to protect a young witness, leaving him a burning spirit in the darkness. 

Michael’s commitment to helping those in need was forged in the brutality of the Liberian civil war. Protected by a kind guardian, he too was a young witness to an atrocity that has left a haunting legacy of stolen justice and a lingering need for revenge. More poignantly there is a first love cruelly left behind in Africa because of the impossible choices of war. When Michael and his former lover find each other once again they become formidable allies in proving his innocence and rediscovering their lost love.

The writing is such that the reader is gripped immediately, and swept into a plot that packs intelligent themes and emotional depth into a twisting, page turning read. - The Book Bag

...plenty of twists and turns to keep you hooked until the very last page, A Burning in the Darkness will prove to be difficult to put down. - Bestsellersworld

AP was born and grew up in Ireland. He now lives in London and works in TV. He is a single father with three beautiful children. He studied English and Philosophy and then post-graduate Film Studies.

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Bok Blitz; A Desolate Hour av Mae Clair

by Mae Clair

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Pub Date: 7/18/2017

Sins of the past could destroy all of their futures . . .
For generations, Quentin Marsh’s family has seen its share of tragedy, though he remains skeptical that their misfortunes are tied to a centuries-old curse. But to placate his pregnant sister, Quentin makes the pilgrimage to Point Pleasant, West Virginia, hoping to learn more about the brutal murder of a Shawnee chief in the 1700s. Did one of the Marsh ancestors have a hand in killing the chief —the man who cursed the town with his dying breath?
While historian Sarah Sherman doesn’t believe in curses either, she’s compelled to use her knowledge of Point Pleasant to uncover the long-buried truth. The river town has had its own share of catastrophes, many tied to the legendary Mothman, the winged creature said to haunt the woods. But Quentin’s arrival soon reveals that she may have more of a stake than she realized. It seems that she and Quentin possess eerily similar family heirlooms. And the deeper the two of them dig into the past, the more their search enrages the ancient mystical forces surrounding Point Pleasant. As chaos and destruction start to befall residents, can they beat the clock to break the curse before the Mothman takes his ultimate revenge? . . .

Mae Clair opened a Pandora’s Box of characters when she was a child and never looked back. Her father, an artist who tinkered with writing, encouraged her to create make-believe worlds by spinning tales of far-off places on summer nights beneath the stars.
Mae loves creating character-driven fiction in settings that vary from contemporary to mythical. Wherever her pen takes her, she flavors her stories with conflict, romance and elements of mystery. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and is passionate about writing, old photographs, a good Maine lobster tail and cats.

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Spotlight; Sin Eater - The Aria Knight Chronicles Book 1 By Alesha Escobar and Samantha Lafantasie

Sin Eater
The Aria Knight Chronicles Book 1
By Alesha Escobar and Samantha Lafantasie
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Aria Knight has an unusual set of skills: she will hold back the hounds of Hell so you can fly toward the Pearly Gates, and she will wipe your slate clean so that you don't become karma's bitch...for a price.

A Sin Eater has to make a living in today's world somehow.

But when she's called in the dead of night to perform her rite for a recluse billionaire, she stumbles upon a murder scene, and the evidence points to her.

In an attempt to clear her name and uncover the true culprit, Aria is forced to team up with a private investigator who's possessed by three spirits, and a handsome wizard who would rather see all Sin Eaters like Aria go extinct.

Aria knows her job is never easy, but now it's become downright deadly.

SIN EATER is the first book of the Aria Knight Chronicles by USA Today bestselling author Samantha LaFantasie and Alesha Escobar, author of the bestselling Gray Tower Trilogy.

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I’m a caffeine addict and chocoholic who enjoys reading and writing engaging stories, loveable (and not-so loveable) characters, and expressing my creativity daily. I write fantasy with intriguing characters, action-packed scenes, and always throw in a good dash of humor and romance.
Science Fiction and Fantasy are my favorite genres, but I also adore the classics (Shakespeare, Dante Alighieri, etc.) and I have a soft spot in my heart for Victorian poetry. You can geek out with me all-day every day over these
Some of my favorite contemporary fantasy authors are George R.R. Martin, Robert Jordan (rest in peace), J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Jim Butcher (Dresden Files made me love Urban Fantasy), and Ilona Andrews among others. I enjoy movies and shows like Sleepy Hollow, Supernatural, Arrow, The Flash, The Avengers…there are too many to name!
I want to read more comics and graphic novels, please shoot a recommendation or two my way (I LOVE the Hellblazer comics, by the way).
Please don’t be a stranger–I want you to kick up your feet, sip your coffee (or tea) and join in on my weekly rants, discussions, and updates.

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Topp ti tirsdag; Ti bøker som burde være obligatorisk lesing for tenåringer

Ny tirsdag og dermed på tide med en ny topp ti liste takket være bokbloggen The Broke and the Bookish. Siden det var valgfritt tema denne uken, bestemte jeg at jeg skulle ta for meg temaet ti bøker som burde være obligatorisk lesing for tenåringer.

Min liste er som følger;

Evig søndag av Linnéa Myhre

Svart belte av Marianne Clementine Håheim

Tunisian Girl - Blogger i den arabiske våren av Lina Ben Mhenni

Weetzie Bat av Francesca Lia Block

Anne Franks Dagbok

Vanæret av Mukhtar Mai

Svart mamba av Nadifa Mohamed

Den komplette Maus av Art Spiegelman

The Bell Jar av Sylvia Plath

The Perks of Being a Wallflower av Stephen Chbosky

Friday, 14 July 2017

Book Blogger Hop; Mat og drikke mens jeg leser

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Ny fredag, noe som betyr et nytt innlegg i forbindelse med Book Blogger Hop, takket være Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Denne ukens spørsmål var "What's your go-to drink and/or snacks while reading?".

For min del går det nokså ofte i te og sjokolade. To av favorittene mine når det gjelder te er Organic Orange Spice White Tea og Moroccan Mint Tea fra Numi Tea.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Omtale; Bigfoot (Mysterious Monsters Book One) av David Michael Slater

Takket være Sage's Blog Tours, fikk jeg muligheten til å lese Bigfoot (Mysterious Monsters Book One) av David Michael Slater og nå kommer omtalen av boka.

Beskrivelse fra Goodreads
The Mattigan kids don't believe in things that go bump in the night. After all, their dad is famous for proving such things are impossible. But, when their long-lost Grandpa Joe shows up with his Mysterious Monsters journal, begging for help, the siblings find themselves drawn into a search for Bigfoot. 

Along the way, they'll have to deal with meddling babysitters, suspicious psychics, a YouTube disaster, and their furious father. To solve this mystery, Maddie, Max, and Theo must rethink what's possible — and make lots of peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

Mine tanker om boka
Selv om jeg sånn sett kanskje er litt for voksen for boka, likte jeg den. Noe av grunnen til at jeg likte den var på grunn av dynamikken mellom ungene, samt at jeg lenge har vært fascinert av Bigfoot.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Bok Blitz; Slivers av Fiona J. R: Titchenell og Matt Carter

Omtale; Infinity av Tabitha Lord

Takket være iRead Book Tours fikk jeg muligheten til å lese Infinity av Tabitha Lord, og nå kommer omtalen av boka.

Beskrivelse fra Goodreads
In the second installment of the award-winning Horizon series, Dr. Caeli Crys returns to her war-torn world to fight for those she left behind.

Almagest, Caeli’s home, stands on the brink of revolution. Long hidden from the rest of the galaxy, the once-peaceful planet suffers under a regime that grows more violent and oppressive by the day. Marcus, Almagest’s dictator, is building an arsenal of alien weaponry by selling empathic children into slavery. A resistance has risen, but they are outmanned, outgunned, and in hiding.
Joined by Commander Derek Markham and his elite squadron of operatives, Caeli embarks on a dangerous mission to find the Resistance, rescue her captive people, and save her civilization from destruction.

Mine tanker om boka

Jeg likte Horizon, og jeg likte definitivt denne også. Det er litt mer action i denne boka, samt boka belyser blant annet menneskehandel, og en får vite mer om forholdet mellom Derek og Caeli. Med tanke på slutten av Infinity, er jeg definitivt interessert i å vite fortsettelsen, så jeg håper at forfatteren kommer med en ny bok i serien snart.

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Topp ti tirsdag; Favorittbøker jeg har lest etter jeg har startet med bokbloggen

Ny tirsdag og dermed på tide med en ny topp ti liste takket være bokbloggen The Broke and the Bookish. Denne ukens tema var valgfritt, så jeg tenkte jeg kunne ta for meg noen favorittbøker jeg har lest etter jeg har startet med bokbloggen. Det er kanskje verdt å nevne at dette er bare et lite utvalg av favorittbøkene, da jeg tross alt har lest nokså mange.

Min liste er denne;

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair av Pablo Neruda

A Street Cat Named Bob av James Bowen

Nattens sirkus av Erin Morgenstern

Stumme skrik av Angela Marsons

Scales av Amity Green

Ariel av Sylvia Plath

Murder in Absentia av Assaph Mehr

The Cryptic Lies av Richard Storry

The Woman in Black av Susan Hill

The Bear and the Nightingale av Katherine Arden