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Monthly Summary; September 2018

It's the end of the month again and time for a monthly summary. This month I've managed to read quite a few books and it's a bit needed, considering I had a "small" bookhaul this month. Luckily I've even read a few of the books in the bookhaul, which helps a bit. Anyway, beneath the photo, there's a list of books read and this month's book haul.


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My "small" #bookhaul for September. . . . #septemberhaul #foxreadsseptember2018 #fangirlinginseptember #septshelfawareness #bookstagramreadsseptember #bookishlovesept18 #bookstagramautumn #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookbloggerperks Et innlegg delt av Kristin Frøyland Jørgensen (@gothicvamperstein) Sep. 29, 2018 kl. 3:26 PDT
Books I've Read
Korset by Ingar Johnsrud
Ravnens time by Roar Ræstad
En bokhandlers dagbok by Shaun Bythell
One Blood by Graeme Kent
Sauesankertanker by Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen
Vindene by Morten Claussen
Stalpi by Stefan Spjut
A Charlie Brown C…

Omtale; Gåten av Jessie Burton

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For en god stund siden fikk jeg tilsendt et leseeksemplar av romanen Gåten av Jessie Burton fra forlaget. Jeg har til slutt lest boka og nå kommer omtalen.

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Bestselgerforfatter Jessie Burton tar leseren tilbake til 1960-tallets London hvor et gåtefullt maleri viser seg å ha tråder til et stort drama som utspilte seg på den spanske landsbygda 30 år tidligere. 

England, 1967. Odelle Bastien er en karibisk immigrant som prøver å skape seg en karriere i London. Da hun begynner å jobbe på prestisjetunge Skelton Institute of Art, oppdager hun et maleri som etter sigende skal være et verk av Isaac Robles, en talentfull og visjonær ung kunstner hvis mystiske død har vært en gåte for kunstverdenen i flere tiår. Spenningen rundt maleriet forsterkes av motstridende historier om hvordan det ble oppdaget. Odelle blir trukket inn i et komplisert nett av hemmeligheter og bedrag, og vet ikke hva hun skal tro eller hvem hun kan stole på.

Spania, 1936.…

Book Blogger Hop; Peaking at Statistics

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It's Friday and time for a new Book Blogger Hop post, courtesy of  Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The question of the week was "Do you sneak a peak at the number of views your posts have gotten?".

Book Blogger Hop In my case, the answer would be yes. For me, it's a bit due to the fact that I want to check which posts "work", have hit the audience, are popular or not. This does to a certain extent aid me a little bit in writing future posts.

Cover Reveal; Blastaway by Melissa Landers

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Today Melissa Landers and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover and an exclusive content for BLASTAWAY, her new Middle Grade Sci-Fi which releases Summer 2019! Check out the awesome cover and the excerpt!
On to the reveal! 


Title: BLASTAWAY Author: Melissa Landers Pub. Date: Summer 2019 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Formats: Hardcover, eBook Pages: ? Find it:Goodreads
Pitched as "Home Alone in space," a young science prodigy who runs away in his family spaceship must team up with a plucky mutant to save the Earth from destruction.
Scheduled for publication Summer 2019.

Exclusive Excerpt!
At some point, I must have fallen asleep.
I say that for two reasons. First, my chin was wet with drool, and I hardly ever slobber on myself when I’m awake. And second, I was no longer on Earth.
I sat bolt upright and stared out the window as distant stars whizzed past in a blur. There were no planets in sight, and judging by the swirling purple nebula ahead of me, this wasn’t the way to Nana’s house…

Book Tour & Giveaway; Exile of the Seas by Jeffe Kennedy

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Exile of the Seas Chronicles of Dasnaria #2 by Jeffe Kennedy Genre: Dark Fantasy Pub Date: 9/4/18
Around the shifting borders of the Twelve Kingdoms, trade and conflict, danger and adventure put every traveler on guard . . . but some have everything to lose.
ESCAPED Once she was known as Jenna, Imperial Princess of Dasnaria, schooled in graceful dance and comely submission. Until the man her parents married her off to almost killed her with his brutality.
Now, all she knows is that the ship she’s boarded is bound away from her vicious homeland. The warrior woman aboard says Jenna’s skill in dancing might translate into a more lethal ability. Danu’s fighter priestesses will take her in, disguise her as one of their own—and allow her to keep her silence.
But it’s only a matter of time until Jenna’s monster of a husband hunts her down. Her best chance to stay hidden is to hire out as bodyguard to a caravan traveling to a far-off land, home to beasts and people so unfamiliar they seem like part o…

Omtale; Lucifers fall - et Falkener og Wilberg-mysterium av Jan Boris Stene

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For en liten stund siden fikk jeg tilsendt et leseeksemplar av krimromanen Lucifers fall - et Falkener og Wilberg-mysterium av Jan Boris Stene. Nå har jeg fått lest den, siden den passet inn under Cloak and Dagger Mystery Challenge og i dag kommer omtalen av romanen, som er den tredje i rekka om Falkener og Wilberg.

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Sensommeren 1918 bringer en hensynsløs morder død og fordervelse til Trondheim. Flere av byens ledende borgere tas av dage på grotesk vis. Privatoppdager Falkener og hans følgesvenn doktor Wilberg følger sporene til en av byens eliter, der skjelettene i skapene er mange. Uhyggen brer seg hvem blir neste offer? For å stanse de bestialske drapene, må Falkener og Wilberg først finne ut hvorfor morderen begår ugjerningene. 
"Fascinerende lokalkoloritt, godt plott, nifs handling, bra bok. " Ole Jacob Hoel, Adresseavisa

Mine tanker om boka
Dette er den andre Falkener & Wilberg romanen jeg har lest (omtale av I djevelens klør her), og jeg liker …

Top Ten Tuesday; Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

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It's Tuesday and time for a new Top Ten Tuesday post, courtesy of That Artsy Reader Girl and the theme of the week is ten books by my favourite authors that I still haven't read.
My list includes;
The Battle of Britain by James Holland
RAF Centenary Experience by James Holland
Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker
Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Treasure Island by R. L. Stevenson
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
Runemarks by Joanne Harris
The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice
The Wolves of Midwinter by Anne Rice

Omtale; Catfulness kattens oppskrift på et lykkelig liv av Paolo Valentino

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For en liten stund side fikk jeg tilsendt et leseeksemplar av boka Catfulness kattens oppskrift på et lykkelig liv av Paolo Valentino fra forlaget, og nå kommer omtalen av boka.

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Katten behersker kunsten å leve bevisst, og har alltid gjort det. I "Catfulness" byr katten på et syv ukers mindfulness-program for mennesker, illustrert med en rekke sjarmerende fotografier fra dens lykksalige hverdag. Denne inspirerende og bedårende lille boken er blitt en internasjonal bestselger. 

"Tiden du tilbringer i selskap med en katt, er aldri bortkastet." Sigmund Freud 

Mennesker elsker å skape problemer for seg selv. Jeg ser det hver eneste dag, og det samme gjør alle mine kattevenner. En av menneskets favorittsysler er å finne på mer å sysle med. De er alltid på jakt etter noe annet, som om livet de har ikke er nok. De sier at de leter etter lykke, men vet de hva lykke er? 

Heldigvis finnes vi katter. Vi behers…

Review; Slow-Cooker Fall Favorites by Gooseberry Patch

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Feel free to laugh as I am fully capable of switching from writing reviews on feminist essays to cookbooks. One can be a feminist and still enjoy cooking - it's not mutually exclusive. Nevertheless, today I'll post my review of Slow-Cooker Fall Favorites by Gooseberry Patch.

Description from Goodreads
Fall not only brings beautiful leaves, warm cider and hayrides in the country...it also brings busy back-to-school nights, get-togethers and the cherished Thanksgiving dinner. What a perfect season to put your slow cooker to work, and what better cookbook to use than Slow-Cooker Fall Favorites? From breakfast to soups, dinners to desserts, Slow-Cooker Fall Favorites has the hearty slow-cooker recipe that you're looking for. Start the day of apple-picking off right with a hearty breakfast like Cranberry Bread Pudding, Breezy Brunch Florentine or Banana-Walnut Oatmeal. Invite family & friends over to watch the big game and munch on Spinach Queso Dip and Honey-Garlic Meatbal…

Omtale; Med mine øyne av Sheena Kamal

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For noen måneder siden var jeg såpass heldig at jeg fikk tilsendt et leseeksemplar av romanen Med mine øyne av Sheena Kamal fra forlaget. Siden den passet inn i Cloak and Dagger Mystery Challenge, har jeg nå lest den og i dag kommer omtalen av boka.

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Hun trodde hun hadde lagt fortiden bak seg. Men hun tok feil.

En natt får Nora Watts en telefonsamtale som bringer fortiden tilbake i livet hennes. Datteren hun adopterte bort for 15 år siden, er forsvunnet. Ettersom Bonnie har rømt hjemmefra flere ganger før, tar ikke politiet forsvinningen på alvor. Nora er nå adoptivforeldrenes siste, desperate håp.

Etter å ha vokst opp i fosterhjem, og med en fortid preget av vold og smerte, vet Nora hva som kan skje med forsvarsløse jenter på gata. Hun har kjempet hardt for å legge det gamle livet bak seg. Motvillig begynner hun likevel å lete etter Bonnie. Med hunden som eneste selskap begir hun seg ut i regnvåte gater, vel vitende om at hun kommer til å åpne sår som aldri …

Cover Reveal; When Stars Come Out by Scarlett St. Clair

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When Stars Come Out
Scarlett St. Clair
Publication date: October 31st 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Anora Silby can see the dead and turn spirits into gold coins, two things she would prefer to keep secret as she tries to lead a normal life at her new school. After all, she didn’t change her identity for nothing. As it turns out, hiding her weirdness is just one of many challenges. By the end of her first day, she’s claimed the soul of a dead girl on campus and lost the coin. Turns out, the coin gives others the ability to steal souls, and when a classmate ends up dead, there’s no mistaking the murder weapon. Navigating the loss of her Poppa, her mother’s unpredictable behavior, and Roundtable, an anonymous student gossip app threatening to expose her, are hard enough. Now she must find the person who stole her coin before more lives are lost, but that means making herself a target for the Order, an organization that governs the dead on Earth–and they want Anora and her power…

Book Blogger Hop; One Book at the Time or Several?

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It's Friday and time for a new Book Blogger Hop post, courtesy of Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The question of the week was "Do you like to finish one book before starting the next or do you read several at once?".

Book Blogger Hop Personally, I usually stick to reading one book at the time, just so I don't confuse the various book plots or forget anything, but if I get an ARC or a press copy with a quick reading/blog post deadline, I might switch things up a bit.

Book Blitz; Angeles Vampire by Sofia Raine

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Review; Love Spell by Mia Kerick

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Thanks to YA Bound Book Tours, I got the chance to read Love Spell by Mia Kerick and today I'll post my review of the book.
Description from Goodreads Chance César is fabulously gay, but his gender identity—or, as he phrases it, “being stuck in the gray area between girl and boy”—remains confusing. Nonetheless, he struts his stuff on the catwalk in black patent leather pumps and a snug-in-all-the-right (wrong)-places orange tuxedo as the winner of this year’s Miss (ter) Harvest Moon Festival. He rules supreme at the local Beans and Greens Farm’s annual fall celebration, serenaded by the enthusiastic catcalls of his BFF, Emily Benson.

Although he refuses to visually fade into the background of his rural New Hampshire town, Chance is socially invisible—except when being tormented by familiar bullies. But sparks fly when Chance, Pumpkin Pageant Queen, meets Jasper (Jazz) Donahue, winner of the Pumpkin Carving King contest. Chance wants to be noticed and admired and romantically embra…

Top Ten Tuesday; Books on My Autumn TBR

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It's Tuesday again, which means it's time for a new Top Ten Tuesday post, courtesy of That Artsy Reader Girl. The theme of the week was something so simple as top ten books on my autumn TBR pile. At the moment I wanted to focus a bit on reading press copies, as I'm unfortunately a bit backlogged and need to get my act together. Some of the press copies are for books published in the last couple of months, while some of the others are a tad bit older.
My list includes; Trikset by Emanuel Bergmann

Anestesi by Henrik Fram
Svartstilla by Susanne Skogstad
De tapte barna by Rosanna Ley
Vindene by Morten Claussen
Stalpi by Stefan Spjut
Forvandlinga by Kathrine Nedrejord
Sauesankertanker by Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen
Ingenlund: Morrigans forbannelse by Jessica Townsend

The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

Book Blitz; Dickensen Academy by Christine Grabowski

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