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Historical YA Fantasy Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (The Diviners #2)


Egalley thanks to Atom

Synopsis from Goodreads
After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities...

Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer?


Release date: August 25th 2015
 
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8.5/10

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Lair of Dreams like everything else Miss Bray writes is mind-bogling. It's big. It's insanely atmospheric and it's creeptastic.

The Postman Knock #132

Morning, everyone!
It's a cool morning (hooray!), and I feel like a soggy sausage. Late night last nigth at friends' house with lots of food and drink, which we are totally not used to anymore :)
Here is an amazing sunrise I saw this week, and I hope yo all have a lovely day while I'm nursing myself back to normal...

READ/LISTENED TO last week:


I've already reviewed A FASHIONABLE INDULGENCE here and really liked it. I finally finished LAIR OF DREAMS (it was a long book) and loved it. So gorgeous and quite scary! And of course J.D.ROBB's books only get better with time, so I enjoyed listening to them as well.

FOR REVIEW:

Thank you, Audible Studios!

BOUGHT:

My first Brandon Sanderson was on Daily Deal on Audible UK :)

This is it, peeps. I'm still very busy and have only time to listen to audiobooks and read a little before I go to bed. Another couple of weeks and I should get back to normal.
Yours truly,


Friday Mini Reviews #44: Shona Husk, Tracey Sinclair & Jacqueline Carey


Out of Place by Shona Husk (Face The Music #2)

Ecopy thanks to the author

Synopsis from Goodreads
Every band is desperate for that first big break – but what happens after that?

Ed Vincent, front man of Selling the Sun, has a really bad case of second album jitters. Nothing he writes measures up to the expectations placed on him after the success of the first album. The tensions between band members are rising and everything seems to be falling apart just as they get started. Perhaps it wasn’t meant to be: not every band gets to write their name on the pages of history. But the band has always been Ed’s dream, and if Ed gives up, will he have any dreams left?

Chasing dreams is something that other people do. Olivia Doyle put her life on hold after a car accident killed her fiancé and nearly claimed her life. Now with a three-year-old son and a part-time job, she knows she is stuck in a rut, but has no idea how to climb out. Then she meets Ed.

He can’t have the distraction of a relationship, and she has no time for anything casual. On the surface, they’re in completely different places, but love has a way of finding middle ground.
Amazon kindle US/UK
7.5/10

First time I'm reading Shona Husk and surely not the last. I enjoyed her depiction of ordinary, normal people. Both Ed and Olivia were slightly naive, awkward and optimistic. I loved Australian slang and very tentative intimate moments. You know that feeling of absolute awkwardness and trivial things mixed in between sex when people just start their relationship? Miss Husk showed it really well, and it felt real and true. Comforting read, recommended.
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Читала я Шону Хаск впервые, но и не в последний раз. Понравилась мне она. Её герои - обычные люди, нормальные, немного наивные и оптимистичные. Мне также понравился австралийский слэнг и робкая интимность между Эдом и Оливией. Знаете когда люди начинают новые отношения, как первый секс между ними -  это смесь неуклюжести, обыденности и неуверенности в себе? Мисс Хаск перелаёт это прекрасно. Советую, уютная книжка.

A Vampire in New York by Tracey Sinclair (Dark Dates short story)

Ecopy from the author

Synopsis from Goodreads

It should be fun to be a vampire in the city that never sleeps. But it can be hard to stand out if everyone else is already wearing black and staying up all night – especially if you’re more ‘short, ginger and nerdy’ than ‘tall, dark and handsome’. Lonely, broke and bored of blood bags, Barry is finding death a big disappointment – until he stumbles into the circle of the rich, mysterious and ridiculously hot vampire Laclos, vacationing in New York to escape his recent troubles in London.

Instantly smitten by this sexy stranger, Barry joins Laclos on an after dark tour of the city, from its glamorous hotspots to its seedy underside. But Laclos moves in a dangerous world where not everyone is so taken with his charm – and it’s starting to look like he hasn’t managed to leave all of his enemies back in England…

Barry is about to learn you need pretty sharp fangs if you want to take a bite out of the Big Apple.

A Vampire in New York is a Dark Dates short story 
 Amazon kindle US/UK
8/10

Aaah, I want more Laclos! That cheeky, hot sod! *grinning* This is a very short story in which an unlikely path of a new, hapless vampire in New York crosses the dangerous, seductive path of Laclos who is on holiday in this city. Obviously, our favorite vamp can't stay out of trouble, and moreover, he relishes it. Fab and unexpectedly hot. Cass knows how to choose her men, that's all I'm saying.
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 Ах, нам нужно больше Лаклоса! Какой же он хитрющий, горячий плохиш с шикарным чувством юмора. Это очень короткая повесть, в которой жизнь нового вампира в Нью-Йорке - робкого и неуклюжего пересекается  на мгновение с гламурным, опасным существованием Лаклоса, который приезжает в этот город в отпуск. Да уж, Касс знает как выбирать своих мужиков...

Naamah's Curse by Jacqueline Carey (Moirin's Trilogy #2)

bought 

Synopsis from Goodreads

Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of the Kushiel's Legacy series, delivers book two in her new lushly imagined trilogy featuring daughter of Alba, Moirin.

NAAMAH'S CURSE

Far from the land of her birth, Moirin sets out across Tatar territory to find Bao, the proud and virile Ch'in fighter who holds the missing half of her diadh-anam, the divine soul-spark of her mother's people. After a long ordeal, she not only succeeds, but surrenders to a passion the likes of which she's never known. But the lovers' happiness is short lived, for Bao is entangled in a complication that soon leads to their betrayal.
 
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8.5/10

In my opinion. this was the best book of the last trilogy, and perhaps the longest. So much happened! Moirin got Bao back, got kidnapped by religious nuts from Aurelia (which is based on medieval Russia), got out and had go after Bao again. A lot of heartbreak and a lot of fantastic secondary characters. Really enjoyed it, although it can't compare in epicness with first and second trilogy in this world.
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По моему мнению, это лучшая и самая длинная книга этой трилогии. Здесь так много всего происходит! Мойрин находит Бао, но её похищают религиозные фанатики из Аврелии ( основанной на средневековой Руси), когда она наконец возвращается туда, где оставила Бао, тот уже ушёл дальше в горы и попался в руки зловещему Ордену ассассинов, и теперь ей придётся перейти через Тибет в Индию и наконц воссоединиться со второй половинкой своей души. Очень понравилось, хоя эта трилогия конечно уступает в эпичности первой и второй трилогии, написанной в этом мире.

Historical M/M Romance Audiobook Review: A Fashionable Indulgence by K.J. Charles

A Fashionable Indulgence by K.J. Charles (A Society of Gentlemen #1)


Audio copy courtesy of Audible

Synopsis from  Goodreads
In the first novel of an explosive new series from K. J. Charles, a young gentleman and his elegant mentor fight for love in a world of wealth, power, and manipulation.
 
When he learns that he could be the heir to an unexpected fortune, Harry Vane rejects his past as a Radical fighting for government reform and sets about wooing his lovely cousin. But his heart is captured instead by the most beautiful, chic man he’s ever met: the dandy tasked with instructing him in the manners and style of the ton. Harry’s new station demands conformity—and yet the one thing he desires is a taste of the wrong pair of lips.

After witnessing firsthand the horrors of Waterloo, Julius Norreys sought refuge behind the luxurious facade of the upper crust. Now he concerns himself exclusively with the cut of his coat and the quality of his boots. And yet his protégé is so unblemished by cynicism that he inspires the first flare of genuine desire Julius has felt in years. He cannot protect Harry from the worst excesses of society. But together they can withstand the high price of passion.


Amazon kindle US/UK | Audible US/UK

8/10

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I'm a fairly recent fan of K.J. Charles, and I find everything she writes witty and charming. So far both her historical fantasy series and an Edwardian mystery I read proved to be very entertaining, and so as her high octane contemporary thriller.

This new series, A Society of Gentlemen, will take a little more time to warm up to, but I've no doubt, will be just as successful.

The Postman Knock #131

Hey, guys!
How's things? I'm up to my ears into building work but it's coming along beautifully. More importantly, the temperature dropped so we are enjoying +28-30C instead of +38-40C. Believe me, there is a huge difference!

Here is what I've READ/LISTENED to in the last 2 weeks:


I've reviewed THE TERRANS here. It wasn't bad, and I'm looking to the next one. On the other hand, THE INSANITY OF MURDER was really good, and I explained why here. I couldn't help but love MAGIC SHIFTS! Review here. A VAMPIRE IN NEW YORK was tasty! OUT OF PLACE was sweet and comforting, THE MINIATURIST weird and atmospheric, THE QUEEN absolutely fabulous and all J.D. ROBB's books as usual rocked. 

FOR REVIEW:

Thank you, Tracey and Laura!

Thank you, Audible!

BOUGHT:

The Versions of Us was on offer from Audible.
This is it for me, guys. Have a fantastic week, and speak to you soon!
xxx

Dreaming of Books #21

This feature/meme is very much like On The Smugglers Radar from The Book Smugglers , and we will use it when we really want to bring to your attention some of the very cool book releases we're looking forward to. You are welcome to borrow this feature if you want.
 Another long overdue post, ladies and gents :)
Summary
Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz brings her delicious wit and keen eye to early twentieth-century America in a moving yet comedic tour de force.

Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself—because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of—a woman with a future. Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz relates Joan’s journey from the muck of the chicken coop to the comforts of a society household in Baltimore (Electricity! Carpet sweepers! Sending out the laundry!), taking readers on an exploration of feminism and housework; religion and literature; love and loyalty; cats, hats, and bunions.
 Release date: Sept 9, 2015.
Goodreads | Amazon US/UK |
I always enjoyed quiet underdog historical fiction, and this one seems like it will be a lovely read.


Summary
On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
Release date: January 5, 2016.
Goodreads | Amazon US/UK | Amazon kindle US
Well, call me shallow, but that's one badass cover, plus pretty much everything from Tor I read I tend to enjoy. Also, I heard Sarah J. Maas gave it 5 stars :)


Summary

"If you go looking for it, just about halfway uptown and halfway downtown, there’s this hotel stuck like a pin all the way through the world. Down inside the Artemisia it’s this mortal coil all over. Earthly delights on every floor."

The hotel Artemisia sits on a fantastical 72nd Street, in a decade that never was. It is home to a cast of characters, creatures, and creations unlike any other, including especially Zelda Fair, who is perfect at being Zelda, but who longs for something more. The world of this extraordinary novella—a bootlegger's brew of fairy tales, Jazz Age opulence, and organized crime—is ruled over by the diminutive, eternal, sinister Al. Zelda holds her own against the boss, or so it seems. But when she faces off against him and his besotted employee Frankie in a deadly game that just might change everything, she must bet it all and hope not to lose…

Multiple-award-winning, New York Times’ bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente once again reinvents a classic in Speak Easy, which interprets “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” if Zelda Fitzgerald waltzed in and stole the show. This Prohibition-Era tale will make heads spin and hearts pound. It’s a story as old as time, as effervescent as champagne, and as dark as the devil’s basement on a starless night in the city.
 
Release date: August 31, 2015
Goodreads | Amazon US/UK | Amazon kindle US/UK
It's Valente, so it's bound to be amazing, guys. Right? :)

Summary

A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond...

The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.

Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.
Release date: August 27, 2015
Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon kindle US/UK

This definitely sounds and looks awesome, peeps! I hope it will be as strong as Sarah J. Maas and Sherry Thomas' writing.


Summary
Game of Thrones meets Graceling in a thrilling debut that follows the four fierce princesses of enemy kingdoms as their worlds collide in the throes of war.

Rhea, Cadis, Suki, and Iren have lived together since they were children. They are called sisters. They are not. They are called equals. They are not. They are princesses…and they are enemies.

Not long ago, a brutal war ravaged their kingdoms, and Rhea’s father was the victor. As a gesture of peace, King Declan brought the daughters of his rivals to live under his protection—and his ever-watchful eye. For ten years the girls have trained together as diplomats and warriors, raised to accept their thrones and unite their kingdoms in peace.

But there is rarely peace among sisters. Sheltered Rhea was raised to rule everyone—including her “sisters”—but she’s cracking under pressure. The charismatic Cadis is desperately trying to redeem her people from their actions during the war. Suki guards deep family secrets that isolate her, and quiet Iren’s meekness is not what it seems.

All plans for peace are shattered when the palace is attacked. As their intended futures lie in ashes, Rhea, Cadis, Suki, and Iren must decide where their loyalties lie: to their nations, or to each other.
Release date: April 5, 2016
Goodreads | Amazon US/UK  | Amazon kindle US/UK

Well, with a summary like that will you be able to resist?! The cover is awesome as well. Fingers crossed for next year.


Summary
Versailles, 1686: Julie d'Aubigny, a striking young girl taught to fence and fight in the court of the Sun King, is taken as mistress by the King's Master of Horse. Tempestuous, swashbuckling and volatile, within two years she has run away with her fencing master, fallen in love with a nun and is hiding from the authorities, sentenced to be burnt at the stake. Within another year, she has become Mademoiselle de Maupin, a beloved star at the famed Paris Opéra. Her lovers include some of Europe's most powerful men and France's most beautiful women. Yet Julie is destined to die alone in a convent at the age of 33.
Based on an extraordinary true story, this is an original, dazzling and witty novel - a compelling portrait of an unforgettable woman.
For all those readers who love Sarah Dunant, Sarah Waters and Hilary Mantel.
 
 Goodreads | Amazon US/UK | Amazon kindle US/UK

The notion that the main heroine actually existed and was so shockingly singular for the era made me extremely curious about her. I want to read this!


Summary

A captivating adventure set in a fantastical world where a young woman must uncover the secrets of her past while confronting the present dangers of a magical wilderness

When Tom Orange rescues a mysterious young woman from the flooded Antler River, he senses that their fates will deeply intertwine.

At first, she claims to remember nothing, and rumor animates Root—an isolated settlement in the strange wilderness of colonial Floria. Benjamin Knox, the town doctor, attends to her recovery and learns her name is Molly. As the town inspects its spirited new inhabitant, she encounters a world teeming with wonders and oddities. She also hears of the Maimers, masked thieves who terrorize the surrounding woods.

As dark forces encircle the town, the truth of Molly's past spills into the present: a desperate voyage; a genius brother; a tragedy she hasn't fully escaped. Molly and Tom must then decide between surviving apart or risking everything together. Dennis Mahoney's Bell Weather is an otherworldly and kinetic story that blends history and fantasy, mystery and adventure to mesmerizing effect.

Goodreads | Amazon US/UK | Amazon kindle US

Jessica's review from Rabid Reads is freaking awesome on this book. Apparently it's one of these really weird fantasy books based in North America. I want it!

This is it for me. Any of these you'd like to read, ladies and gents?

Urban Fantasy Review: Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #8)


bought

Synopsis from Goodreads
In the latest Kate Daniels novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews, magic is coming and going in waves in post-Shift Atlanta—and each crest leaves danger in its wake…

After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters.

So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity—too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate. Luckily, as a veteran merc, Kate can take over any of the Guild’s unfinished jobs in order to bring in money and build their reputation. But what Kate and Curran don’t realize is that the odd jobs they’ve been working are all connected.

An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece…

Amazon US/UK | Amazon kindle US/UK | The Book Depository

8/10

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 Beside the fact that this was a transitory book, it was a very short one, ladies and gents. Don't take me wrong, I loved it, but it couldn't compare in its intensity with the previous two books in the series.

Memoir Audiobook Review: Straight to Hell by John Lefevre

Straight to Hell by John Lefevre


Audiocopy thanks to Audible US

Synopsis from Goodreads
"Some chick asked me what I would do with 10 million bucks. I told her I'd wonder where the rest of my money went." (@GSElevator)

Over the past three years, the notorious @GSElevator Twitter feed has offered a hilarious, shamelessly voyeuristic look into the real world of international finance. Hundreds of thousands followed the account, Goldman Sachs launched an internal investigation, and when the true identity of the man behind it all was revealed, it created a national media sensation–but that's only part of the story.

Where @GSElevator captured the essence of the banking elite with curated jokes and submissions overheard by readers, Straight to Hell adds John LeFevre's own story–an unapologetic and darkly funny account of a career as a globe-conquering investment banker spanning New York, London, and Hong Kong. Straight to Hell pulls back the curtain on a world that is both hated and envied, taking listeners from the trading floors and roadshows to private planes and after-hours overindulgence. Full of shocking lawlessness, boyish antics, and win-at-all-costs schemes, this is the definitive take on the deviant, dysfunctional, and absolutely excessive world of finance.


 Audible US | Amazon US/UK | Amazon kindle US/UK | The Book Depository

 3/10

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 I've been postponing this review for a few weeks already. I just don't like writing negative reviews, full stop. I never have enough to say. In a nutshell: while there are a few funny moments, this book has no substance.

Historical Mystery Review: The Insanity of Murder by Felicity Young

The Insanity of Murder by Felicity Young (Dr Dody McCleland #4)


Egalley thanks to HarperCollins

Synopsis from Goodreads
The fourth engrossing mystery in the acclaimed Dr Dody McCleland series, featuring Britain's first female autopsy surgeon.

To Doctor Dody McCleland, the gruesome job of dealing with the results of an explosion at the Necropolis Railway Station is testing enough. But when her suffragette sister Florence is implicated in the crime, matters worsen and Dody finds her loyalty cruelly divided. Can she choose between love for her sister and her secret love for Chief Inspector Matthew Pike, the investigating officer on the case?

Dody and Pike's investigations lead them to a women's rest home where patients are not encouraged to read or think and where clandestine treatments and operations are conducted in an unethical and inhumane manner. Together Dody and Pike must uncover such foul play before their secret liaisons become public knowledge - and before Florence becomes the rest home's next victim.


Amazon kindle US/UK

8/10

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 While I know I missed a lot happening in the previous two books of this historical mystery series, The Insanity of Murder still reads really well on its own. And what a read that is!

Sci-Fi Novel Review: The Terrans by Jean Johnson

The Terrans by Jean Johnson (First Salik War #1)


Egalley thanks to Ace

Synopsis from Goodreads
Jean Johnson's first novel in an explosive new science fiction trilogy set in the world of the national bestselling Theirs Not to Reason Why series—set two-hundred years earlier, at the dawn of the First Salik War…

Born into a political family and gifted with psychic abilities, Jacaranda MacKenzie has served as a border-watcher and even spent time as a representative on the United Planets Council. Now she just wants to spend her days in peace and quiet as a translator—but the universe has other plans…

Humans have long known that they would encounter more alien species, and while those with precognitive abilities agree a terrible war is coming, they do not agree on who will save humanity—a psychic soldier or a politician.

But Jackie is both.

After she is pressured into rejoining the Space Force to forestall the impending calamity, Jackie makes an unsettling discovery. Their new enemy, the Salik, seem to be rather familiar with fighting Humans—as if their war against humanity had already begun…
 

Amazon US/UK | Amazon kindle US/UK | The Book Depository

6/10

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 There are good and bad things I want to say about the first instalment of this spin-off of the popular sci-fi series by Jean Johnson. In a nutshell: the ideas are fantastic, the execution? Not so much.

Romantic Comedy Early Review: Truth or Beard by Penny Reid

Truth or Beard by Penny Reid (Winston Brothers #1)


Ecopy thanks to the author

Synopsis from Goodreads
Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my!
Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why Jessica James, recent college graduate and perpetual level headed good girl, has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life. His friendly smiles make her tongue-tied and weak-kneed, and she’s never been able to move beyond her childhood crush. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her…
But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks. Not helping Jessica’s muddled mind and good girl sensibilities, Duane seems to have gotten himself in trouble with the local biker gang, the Iron Order.
Certainly, Beau’s magic spell is broken. Yet when Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, now more dangerous than ever, how much of her level-headed heart is she willing to risk?

Series Description:
Everyone in Green Valley, Tennessee knows that the six bearded Winston brothers have been imbued with an unfair share of charm and charisma… and are prone to mischief.
Truth or Beard is book #1 in the Winston Brother’s series. Each book is a standalone, full length (120k words), contemporary romantic comedy novel, and follows the romantic exploits and adventures of one of the six Winston Brothers.


Release date: July 23rd 2015.

Amazon kindle US/UK

 8.5/10

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 Okay. I'll say it as I see it. While Truth or Beard doesn't pack quite the same punch as Beauty and The Mustache, it's still a lovely, comforting read, which, for me, pushed all the right buttons. It certainly captured the charm of the tiny town in the middle of nowhere, hot romance and sweet happy end, without being overly dramatic (and believe me, with that plot? It could have been a proper drama queen :)

The Postman Knock #130

Hello, ladies and gents!
We are on our third week of building the bathroom and the weather is getting a few degrees cooler. What a relief! I found that  as soon as the heat goes down I find my will to read again. :)
Hey, I watched Austenland at last! Did anyone else feel disappointed? It was just oh so very silly.

Here is what I've READ/LISTENED TO in two weeks:


THE BRUSH OF BLACK WINGS was a lovely novella, which I reviewed in the last post. STRAIGHT TO HELL was a bit of a disaster, and I'm still struggling to articulate why. I explained why otherwise a great novella BREAKING OUT PART 2 got a lower rating from me in a previous post. On the other hand, THE PERILOUS LIFE OF JADE YEO was pretty amazing, and I'd recommend it to anyone! I also loved TRUTH OR BEARD (Cletus was especially adorable) and can't wait to read the next story from Miss Reid.


FOR REVIEW/NETGALLEY:

So stoked about these books! Thank you, publishers and Susan Illene!

BOUGHT:
This is it for me. Have a wonderful weekend,
Tchau!


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