Sunday, 31 December 2017

Challenges I've Participated In During 2017

It's the last day of 2017 and probably the time to actually summarize the results for the reading challenges I've participated in this year. I had originally planned to participate in more challenges, but due to various reasons (like blogs closing down etc) I ended up doing three challenges. I've enjoyed doing them all and if I had more time, I would probably have read a few more for the Foodies Reading Challenge, but I'm happy nontheless.

Foodies Reading Challenge, Short-Order Cook (1-3 books), hosted by Spirit Blog
The Mistress of Spices av Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Food Wars! Vol. 1 by Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

LBTQIA Reading Challenge, hosted by Book Dragon's Lair
Blå er den varmeste fargen av Julie Maroh
Den forhatte kroppen av Niccola Lecca
Ernesto av Umberto Saba
The Best Party of Our Lives: Stories of Gay Weddings and True Love to Inspire Us All av Sarah Galvin
It Could Happen av Mia Kerick
My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness by Nagata Kabi
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Fysisk av Andrew McMillan

POC Reading Challenge, 1st Stack (1-6 books), hosted by Sistahs n Satire
Hjem av Toni Morrison
I morgen ler vi av Namra Saleem
Hjemkomsten av Hisham Matar
Aya fra Yopougon: Sesong 2 av Marguerite Abouet
Hakawati - historiefortelleren av Rabih Alameddine
Nattafortellinger for rebelske jenter av Elena Favilli og Francesca Cavallo
Vi venner oss til det av Zoyâ Pirzâd
I skyggen av banyantreet av Vaddey Ratner
Does My Head Look Big in This? av Randa Abdel-Fattah
It Grows in Winter av Chinyere Grace Okafor
We Should All Be Feminists av Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Cinnamon av Neil Gaiman og Divya Srinivasan
Homegoing av Yaa Gyasi
Fengselsdikt av Mahvash Sabet
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
The Universe of Us av Lang Leav
Milk and Honey av Rupi Kaur
I am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban av Malala Yousafzai med Christina Lamb
God's Bits of Wood av Ousmane Sembène
In the Days of Cages av Aparna Lanjewar Bose
The Mistress of Spices av Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Omtale; Skinnet bedrar av Agnes Lovise Matre

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I jakten på norsk litteratur og krim, endte jeg opp med å låne Skinnet bedrar av Agnes Lovise Matre og nå kommer omtalen av romanen.

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Idyllisk sommer, mørke hemmeligheter

Det er varm sommer ved den blikkstille Hardangerfjorden, Folgefonna lyser hvit i det fjerne, morellene er i ferd med å modnes. En tidlig søndag formiddag blir seksårige Anders observert gående i pysjbukse langs hovedveien. Det er det siste noen ser av ham.Likevel meldes ikke Anders savnet før dagen etter, og da er det storesøsteren, 12-årige Ina, som ringer lensmannskontoret.Den forsvunne lille gutten setter hele Hardanger-bygda Øystese på hodet, og lensmann Bengt Alvsaker må utsette sin egen ferie ... den ferieuka han skulle bruke på å møte sin egen sønn for første gang. I den gigantiske leteaksjonen og etterforskningen som følger, avdekkes bygdas skyggesider og hemmeligheter. Hemmeligheter som altfor mange har grunn til å holde skjult.


Mine tanker om boka
Skinnet bedrar er en av de krimromanene som kryper inn under huden på det og ting sakte, men sikkert kommer frem. I tillegg var den såpass spennende at jeg endte opp med å lese den i løpet av en kveld.

Friday, 29 December 2017

Book Blogger Hop; New Year's Kiss

It's the last Book Blogger Hop post of the year, thanks to Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and suitably enough, the question of the week was "What character or characters would you not mind to sharing a New Year's kiss with?".
For me, there's just one answer to that; Mr. Darcy from P & P by Jane Austen (added bonus if it's Colin Firth of course).
Btw, I couldn't resist posting this one as well, considering that I did wrote about him in this post.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Book Tour & Giveaway; Wolf of the Tesseract by Christopher D. Schmitz


Wolf of the Tesseract
by Christopher D. Schmitz
Genre: SciFi Fantasy
227 pages

While investigating a series of strange murders in her neighborhood, college student Claire Jones is kidnapped by a handsome werewolf who claims he’s rescuing her from the clutches of an evil sorcerer. But she can’t run forever and if Claire and her companion can’t reclaim an arcane artifact to end the warlock’s reign of terror, he will unleash the dark god Sh’logath’s cataclysmic power upon the universe, shattering dimensional barriers, and devouring all reality.

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Christopher D. Schmitz is the traditionally published and self-published author of both fiction and nonfiction. When he is not writing or working with teenagers he might be found at comic conventions as a panelist or guest. He has been featured on cable access television broadcasts, metro area podcasts, and runs a blog for indie authors.
Always interested in stories, media such as comic books, movies, 80s cartoons, and books called to him at a young age—especially sci-fi and fantasy. He lives in rural Minnesota with his family where he drinks unsafe amounts of coffee. The caffeine shakes keeps the cold from killing them. His entire family is musically gifted, although he is, sadly, their only bagpiper.
Education: Schmitz also holds a Master’s Degree in Religion and freelances for local newspapers. He is available for speaking engagements, interviews, etc. via the contact form and links on his website or via social media.








Book Tour; Red Sleeper (The Berlin Fraternity Universe Book Two) by Brian Downes



Red Sleeper
The Berlin Fraternity Universe
Book Two
Brian Downes

Genre: Historical horror

Date of Publication: December 1st, 2017

ISBN-13: 978-1978447349
ISBN-10: 1978447345
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Number of pages: 450
Word Count: 118,766

Cover Artist: Miriam Medina

Tagline: A cold war after dark.

Book Description:

In the horsepower town of 1950s Detroit, FBI agent Christopher Haigwood is raising his Catholic family and hunting Soviet spies. Then a communist fanatic who was arrested with a lot of guns, dynamite, and heroin breaks out of jail right before his eyes, and Haigwood is plunged into a terrifying labyrinth of plots, informants, liars, and the horrifying revelation that vampires are real, and that some of his KGB quarry are undead.

Red Sleeper is set in the world of The Berlin Fraternity.





Excerpt:

          Haigwood had read Walter Swale’s file several times. He’d written sections of it. White. Brown eyes, brown hair, approximately 5’6”, 175 pounds estimated weight. Father born in Poland, 1893, changed the family name to Swale from Szwarc on arrival in the USA. Haigwood had studied photographs of Swale to memorize the high chin, the bulging lips, the distance between the eyes, the widow’s peak that pointed out of the receding hairline. He had once sat at Swale’s kitchen table with the curtains drawn and copied names out of his address book while Swale was out at the movies. Now Swale was sitting in jail, having been brought in the night before for resisting arrest, along with possession of: four ounces Mexican heroin, ten sticks dynamite, one M1 rifle with two hundred rounds of ammunition, one police revolver with ammunition, and twenty-three copies of a Communist Party pamphlet urging workers to revolt against their bosses and their elected leaders in Washington, D.C.
          Haigwood had been at home with his wife, Annie, over the Thanksgiving weekend. He’d gotten the call last night at dinner. Now he was walking into the jail at eight on Monday morning to get his first eyeball-to-eyeball with this Red they had been watching for more than six months.
          There was a jail guard stationed at the front desk. Haigwood smiled at the man as he unwrapped his scarf from around his neck. “Good morning! How’s everything with you fellas?”
          “Good morning,” the guard answered, looking him up and down warily. “Is it snowing already?”
          Haigwood took his fedora off, tapped the snow dust off its brim, and ran his hand through his hair. “Yes, it’s brisk out there!” He pulled out his credentials. “I’m Christopher Haigwood, Federal Bureau of Investigation. I’m here to see Swale, Walter, a prisoner brought in about 2100 hours last night.”
          The guard, whom Haigwood saw was about ten years younger than he was, focused on Haigwood’s ID. He reached his hand out tentatively to touch the wallet. “I heard about that. So you really work for J. Edgar Hoover, huh?”
          “And the American people,” Haigwood answered with a smile. “Now do you think you could get someone to show me to Swale?”
          The guard picked up a telephone receiver from a handset at his station and dialed a number. Haigwood toyed with his hat, smothered his impatient sigh, and looked around at the signs in the jail’s foyer. The signs told him to be on the alert for any men dressed in black and gray stripes, because they might be escaping inmates. And that he was going to have to surrender his revolver if he wanted to go any further. He looked out the window and saw the snowflakes floating gently downward, their numbers growing. From further inside the jail he could smell the morning coffee, but he’d just finished off a Coca-Cola in the car.
          He was really angry at Swale for getting himself arrested like this. But he was very much looking forward to speaking to him personally.
          A second guard appeared and took Haigwood inside the jail. This one older than him, and not shy at all about staring at the G-man with frank curiosity. He had a nametag that read, “G. Cantor”. Nobody asked Haigwood for his service weapon, so he kept his overcoat on and didn’t mention it.
          “So I read this guy’s sheet,” Haigwood’s guide said indifferently as they walked.
          “Yeah, you did?”
          “Yeah,” Cantor nodded, looking like he didn’t care, but watching Haigwood’s face carefully. “You know we don’t get a lot of dynamiters in here.”
          “Oh, you don’t?” Haigwood put a chime of surprise in his voice.
          “No,” the guard said, warming up to explaining his job to someone he had expected to be smarter than him. “We don’t get too many commies, either.”
          “I guess you’ve got one today, though?”
          “Yeah, yeah, we’ve sure got one today. It’s an unusual day. Here he is, on the end.”
          They had been walking down a chilly, second-level row of cells as Haigwood parried Cantor’s efforts to pump him for information. It was cold enough that Haigwood was quite comfortable with his overcoat on. Morning light, turned a cottony gray by the snow coming down outside, slanted in through the high, narrow, barred windows.
          Swale was up early, and had heard them coming. Haigwood could see him pressing his face up against the bars of his cell, craning his neck to see them approach. But Haigwood stopped first at the cell adjacent to Swale’s, and looked down at a little man wrapped in a blanket on one of the cell’s two bunks. “Who’s this?” He asked Cantor.
          “Who, him? That’s Hobson. He stays with us sometimes, three or four times a year.”
          “What brings him in?”
          “Tuning up his wife.”
          Haigwood gestured at Hobson’s sleeping cellmate. “And what about that one?”
          “That’s, uh, Gomez. Got drunk and stabbed a fellow over a game of cards.”
          “OK,” Haigwood said, reassured that the two men who might overhear his conversation didn’t much matter. He told the guard, “Thank you very much, Mr. Cantor, I’ll be fine here,” as he took the final few steps that brought him face to face with Walter Swale through the bars of his cell.


About the Author:

Brian Downes learned to read at a young age. He is now a novelist who lives in Orlando, Florida. His other novels are The Berlin Fraternity and The Carrefour Crisis. He also writes for the website Florida Geek Scene.



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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

My Favourite... Thing About 2017

It's Wednesday and time for this year's last My Favourite... post, thanks to Maureen's Books and fittingly enough, the theme of the week was "thing about 2017".


A lot of nice things have happened this year, but my favourite thing is probably finishing my BA degree, majoring in English language and literature. The highlight from that is probably recieving and A for my BA thesis on Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Top Ten Tuesday; Ten Books I Resolve To Read in 2018

It's the last Top Ten Tuesday of the year and the theme, thanks to The Broke and the Bookish is ten books I resolve to read in 2018.

My list includes;
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

RoseBlood by A. G. Howard

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Dracula vs. Hitler by Patrick Sheane Duncan

A Pair of Silver Wings by James Holland

The Burning Blue by James Holland

The Battle of Britain by James Holland

The Secrets of the Lazarus Club by Tony Pollard

Monday, 25 December 2017

Omtale; Lille Linerle av Myriam H. Bjerkli

I jakten på noe krim, endte jeg opp med å låne Lille Linerle av Myriam H. Bjerkli på biblioteket, og nå kommer omtalen.

Beskrivelse fra Goodreads
Sju år gamle Mari leker på stranda utenfor huset der hun bor. Det er en regntung oktoberdag og mamma har besøk av den nye kjæresten sin, Petter. Mari liker ham ikke. Hun drømmer om at den ordentlige pappaen hennes - som hun bare husker fra et sort-hvitt-bilde hun har på nattbordet - en dag skal komme på besøk. Det finnes mange eksempler fra virkeligheten på unge jenter som blir holdt fanget av usle menn. Noen av dem i årevis. Ofte i mørke kjellere, i helt vanlige boligområder, der ingen aner hva som foregår innenfor naboens vegger. Kunne det samme skjedd i Kodal, det fredelige, lille tettstedet rett utenfor Sandefjord?

Mine tanker om boka
Lille Linerle var nok en av de bøkene som jeg leste ut i løpet av en kveld fordi den var såpass spennende. Noe av det som derimot irriterte meg var den logiske bristen de to siste sidene, da det er heller tvilsomt at vedkommende hadde sluppet unna med det hadde det skjedd i virkeligheten.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Omtale; Strikk din egen julegenser - 24 flotte plagg til høytiden av Siv Dyvik og Østre Aker Husflidlag

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For en liten stund siden fikk jeg tilsendt et leseeksemplar av strikkeboka Strikk din egen julegenser: 24 flotte plagg til høytiden av Siv Dyvik og Østre Aker Husflidlag fra forlaget og nå kommer omtalen.

Beskrivelse fra forlaget
I "Strikk din egen julegenser" har den erfarne strikkedesigneren Siv Dyvik utarbeidet mønstre til 24 flotte juleplagg, i samarbeid med Østre Aker Husflidslag. 
Glorete og høytidsdekorerte ullgensere har lenge vært et humoristisk innslag i britiske og amerikanske juletradisjoner. Hvem husker ikke Mr. Darcys ikoniske julegenser med reinsdyret Rudolf fra filmen"Bridget Jones dagbok" fra 2001. Disse morsomme høytidsplaggene har også nådd Norge, og vi ser dem både til hverdags og fest når desember banker på døren. Den som vil skaffe seg en julegenser finner lett masseproduserte og «engelskspråklige» plagg, men hvor er genserne som forteller de norske historiene? Tiden er inne for å fornorske tradisjonen. Og for å gjøre det selv. Her får du den første norske julegenserstrikkeboken! Strikkemønstrene strekker seg fra de stemningsskapende og kjente norske julemotivene til det mer «outrerte» og tøysete. Her finner du oppskrifter i ulike vanskelighetsgrader og plagg som passer for både mann og kvinne, for liten og stor - til og med for hunden. Boken er gjennomillustrert med stemningsfulle fotografier av Sara Johannessen. Visste du forresten at den tredje fredagen i desember er den offisielle julegenserdagen?

Mine tanker om boka
Jeg vil tro boka vil passe for flere av de som liker både strikking og jul. Det er et greit utvalg av gensere både til kvinner, menn og barn (i tillegg til en hundegenser), samt noe tilbehør. En av favorittene mine var Pepperkakegenseren, men det var mange andre tøffe gensere også.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Omtale; Milk and Honey av Rupi Kaur

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I jakten på diktsamlinger, endte jeg opp med å lese Milk And Honey av Rupi Kaur, og nå kommer omtalen.

Beskrivelse fra Goodreads
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

Mine tanker om boka
Diktsamlinga har fire deler; the hurting, the loving, the breaking og the healing. Mange av diktene er bra, samt jeg hadde sansen for de enkle illustrasjonene. 

Book Blitz; The Truth of Letting Go by Amy Sparling

Friday, 22 December 2017

Book Tour; Last Resort by Amber Malloy


Last Resort
Amber Malloy

Genres: Interracial/BWWM
Romance/Suspense

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Book Description:

African American socialite and bestselling crime writer Cayden Young returns to her high school stomping grounds to solve a cold case. Unfortunately, her hot business partner is in her way. In love since high school, they couldn’t work out their rich-girl, poor-boy differences. While she attempts to put the past to rest, she ends up unearthing a more than a decade-old secret that could get her killed.

Former Marine Levi Scott is ready to take over his family’s resort fulltime. The only problem is he needs to buy out his partner, who he happens to be in love with. Always on unsure footing with the wealthy beauty, he is determined to get her out of his life for once and all, and decides the best way to do so is offering to help her solve a thirteen-year-old cold case. Soon, they figure out the murderer may still reside in their posh resort town … and Cayden could be next on their list.

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Excerpt:

Since the third step always creaked under foot, he counted to ten before he flipped on the lamp and loosened his tie.
“Holy shit, Levi! What the hell?” She jumped while he bit back a chuckle.
“Isn’t that my line?” Beads of water from her shower gathered on her skin. She wore a pair of barely-there yoga shorts, and Levi could see straight through her tank top. Round, full breasts were easy to make out beneath her stretched-too-thin material.
“There’s no way that event ended this early,” she scolded him.
“Forgive me for ruining your heist … should I leave and come back to let you finish?” Everything about the woman turned him on, starting with her messy bun and black-framed glasses.
No rich-girl representative or spoiled brat came to steal time in his shower spa. Instead, the real girl next door stood in front of him. “My shower was one thing, Ms. Young, but my last bottle of wine?”
She held onto a bottle of Riesling, shipped from the Italian vineyard that wanted the resort to use them exclusively. “Do you not remember telling me to stop taking wine from the resort?”
“There’s this thing called inventory, and if a bottle is missing,” he spoke slowly as if talking with a child, “it is considered stolen. Much like what you’re doing right now.” He pointed to the contraband in her hand.
“I beg to differ. You don’t even like Riesling, Mr. Scott.” She smiled innocently. “So what happened? Did you forget something?”
“Now that you mention it…” Taking off his tux jacket, he threw it off to the side. “What do you think about this couch?”
Cayden shook her head, probably not following his line of questioning. “Heirloom? It doesn’t really go with the décor.”
“Exactly! I worked my ass off to make this place look … what’s the word?”
“Modern,” she offered.
“Manly. But we’ll go with your term. Look at this craftsmanship … dark, hardwood floors, straight lines, and that kitchen is a work of art. I made that farmhouse table by hand,” he bragged, glad she didn’t interrupt. “Then there’s this monstrosity … a red velvet Victorian. And let’s not forget the piano. No one plays that shit. Why the hell do we even have it? My mother claims it’s too valuable to put in storage, so she leaves this crap here.”
“I’m guessing you want to get rid of it?”
“Of course, but you know Lydia’s weapon of choice is guilt,” he complained while rolling up his sleeves. “I was thinking if I changed or altered it in some way, then maybe I could tolerate it.”
“Hmmm.” She tilted her head to the side while she relaxed her stance. “What do you have in mind?”
“For starters, I’m going to put you on top of it, and eat your pussy until your head explodes. After that, we can wing it.” Levi didn’t know if she would accept his proposition, but he didn’t anticipate the smile that slowly graced her pretty lips.





About the Author:

Amber Malloy dreamed of being a double agent but couldn’t pass the psyche evaluation. Crushed by despair that she couldn’t legally shoot things, Amber pursued her second career choice as pastry chef. When she’s not writing or whipping up a mean Snickers Cheesecake, she occasionally spies on her sommelier. Amber is convinced he’s faking his French accent.

Amber loves to talk to her readers and can be found at www.ambermalloy.com


Thursday, 21 December 2017

Book Tour and Giveaway; Better Not Cry by Willow Rose


Better Not Cry
Rebekka Franck Book 8
by Willow Rose
Genre: Mystery, Supernatural Suspense

He stalks you when you’re sleeping. He kills when you’re awake…

Reporter Rebekka Franck is ready to escape the headlines for a relaxing holiday with her family. Small town Cocoa Beach, Florida seems like the perfect getaway for sunny days and silent nights. At least, until a boy’s dead body is found stuffed in the chimney…
Rebekka learns that the boy is the latest in a long line of victims preyed upon by a local legend. But a demon cloaked in red with sharp fingernails who comes down the chimney can’t be real. Can it?
With the help of a local teen whose dad fell victim to the creature, Rebekka investigates the growing body count. But as Christmas creeps closer, the reporter must catch the demon before it checks her and her family’s names off the naughty list…
Better Not Cry is a spine-tingling Christmastime horror story featuring Willow Rose’s iconic characters Rebekka Franck and Jack Ryder. If you like pulse-pounding scares, imaginative plots, and hellish new takes on Santa, then you’ll love Willow Rose’s holiday horror.


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The Queen of Scream aka Willow Rose is a #1 Amazon Best-selling Author and an Amazon ALL-star Author of more than 40 novels. She writes Mystery, Suspense, Horror, Supernatural thrillers, and Fantasy. 
She lives on Florida's Space Coast with her husband and two daughters. When she is not writing or reading, you will find her surfing and watch the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Willow's books are fast-paced, nail-biting pageturners.
Several of her books have reached the Kindle top 20 of ALL books in the US, UK, and Canada.
She has sold more than two million books.





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Review; Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

Considering that I'm participating in both LGBTQIA Reading Challenge and Foodies Read Challenge, I ended up reading Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg and now comes the review of this novel.

Description from Goodreads
It's first the story of two women in the 1980s, of gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode telling her life story to Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age. The tale she tells is also of two women -- of the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth, who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, a Southern kind of Cafe Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder.

My Thoughts On the Book
Personally, I found it a heartwarming book which included themes like friendship, love and race relations through the 20th century. I might admit though, that I sometimes got a little bit hungry while reading.

Book Blitz; All We Want For Christmas Is You by Anita Maxwell


All We Want For Christmas Is You
Anita Maxwell
Publication date: December 20th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Hayden Halloway wants to see her name in print when she gets out of college, preferably in one of the big five newspapers in New York. She has everything lined up to make that happen, except for that one perfect story to finalize her portfolio.
Christian, Vinnie, and Justin, first string forwards on the college hockey team, all have their sights set on Hayden. But a situation involving her best friend and the Puck Games – the hockey team’s sex rating competition – ends up setting them on a collision course that could leave more than their reputations damaged.
Eggnog, coffee dates, and the Winter Wonderland all have Hayden losing bits and pieces of herself to the guys. Will Hayden sacrifice her integrity for her heart, or will she ruin the guys chances at going pro and any chance they have of being together?


Author Bio:
Anita Maxwell is from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. She has one husband, one son, two dogs, one mean cat, and no kangaroo. She loves to be the center of attention, even when noone else wants her to be. She used to be a ballerina, but now does pole dancing. She is a massive I.T. nerd. She loves planning events. One of her favourite things to do is tell K.B. "No, the main character can't do that because...". Her favourite genres to read are Science Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Historical, Based on True Stories, and Reverse Harem of course. She has a book she carries with her called "My little book of big ideas", which is currently a quarter full.

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

My Favourite... Christmas Tradition

It's Wednesday and time for a new My Favourite... post thanks to the blogger behind Maureen's Books and the theme of the week was Christmas tradition.


I don't have that many Christmas traditions as I'm both single and childfree, but the last few years I have baked Christmas cookies, so I guess that count as a tradition.

Book Blitz; Deck the Malls with Purple Peacocks by Amy Gettinger

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Deck The Malls with Purple Peacocks by Amy Gettinger. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 7 till 20 December. See the tour schedule here.

Get this book for free!
From 9 till 10 December and from 15 till 17 December the book will be free on Amazon!

Deck The Malls with Purple PeacocksDeck The Malls with Purple Peacocks (Alice Chronicles #2)
By Amy Gettinger
Genre: Chick-lit/ Women’s Fiction/ Sweet Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: November 18, 2017

Blurb:
It’s Christmas in Orange County, California, and the mall is full of purple peacock decorations, large and small. Department store employee Aracely Martinez has a goofy Cuban friend, Quito (who’s awfully cute in his mall Santa suit), distracting her from her night-shift restocking job. But Aracely has a long-held secret, which her supervisor at the store, Jacob Thinnes, is holding over her head to make her do his bidding.

Which is too much bidding.

Enter Aracely’s oldest friends: Alice Chalmers, Georgette Jones and Julie Bowers. The group’s “Venus Warrior” bond from the 2003 production of The Venus Monologues at Garden Beach Community College is still very strong, and these women are ready, willing, and able to kick some butt to help Aracely out of her difficult bind. Join Aracely’s “Three Wise Women” plus her ever-present trickster hunk, Quito, in one adventure after another as they work against the odds to give Aracely a fabulous, nearly impossible Christmas gift: the life of her dreams.


You can find Deck The Malls with Purple Peacocks on Goodreads

You can buy Deck The Malls with Purple Peacocks here on Amazon
From 9 till 10 December and from 15 till 17 December the book will be free!

Amy GettingerAbout the Author:
Amy Gettinger, once a community college ESL instructor, now writes novels and reader’s theater plays and coaches Reader’s Theater for Seniors. She’s a member of the Los Angeles Poets and Writers Collective. She lives in Orange County, California underneath a eucalyptus windrow full of parrots and crows. For fun, she walks the local beach cliff path with her husband and dogs--and thinks up perfectly ridiculous characters and crimes to write about.

You can find and contact Amy Gettinger here:
- Blog
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- Goodreads
- Amazon

Giveaway
There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Deck The Malls in Purple Peacocks. These are the prizes you can win:
- a peacock Christmas tree ornament (US Only)
- an e-copy of Roll with the Punches by Amy Gettinger (International)
- an e-copy of Alice in Monologue Land by Amy Gettinger (International)
- an e-copy of Pranks and Poodles by Amy Gettinger (International)

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