zaterdag 31 december 2016

New additions to my addiction

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My last new additions post for 2016, these are the new books from the last 8 months. Ofcourse I have read quite a few already by now. I have posted them not on alphabet, but in chronological order.

From Bookdepository:

Ellery Adams – Murder in the Secret Garden
Gail Carriger – Imprudence
Jayne Castle – Illusion Town
Christine Feehan – Shadow Rider
Victoria Hamilton – Much ado about muffin
Faith Hunter – Blood of the Earth
Stephanie Laurens – The Daredevil snared
Nora Roberts – Affair Royale
Nora Roberts – Montana Sky
Nora Roberts – Once upon a dream
Nora Roberts – Whiskey beach
Nora Roberts –The McKade Brothers: Devin and Shane
Nora Roberts – Shadow Spell
Christine Feehan – Dark Ghost
Yasmine Galenorn – Shadow Silence
Yasmine Galenorn – Flight from Mayhem
Jacquelyn Frank – Forbidden
Carolyn Brown – A cowboy Christmas miracle
Carolyn Brown – One Texas Cowboy too many
Carolyn Brown – Cowboy boots for Christmas
Carolyn Brown – Red’s hot cowboy
Carolyn Brown – Merry cowboy Christmas
Carolyn Brown – Just a cowboy and his baby
Carolyn Brown – Wild cowboy ways
Carolyn Brown – Cowboy seeks bride
Carolyn Brown – The trouble with Texas Cowboys
Laura Childs – Parchment and old lace
Deborah Blake – Dangerously Charming
Heather Blake – The witch and the dead
Victoria Abbott – The Hammett Hex
Victoria Abbott – The Marsh Madness
Victoria Abbott – The Sayers Swindle
Victoria Abbott – The Wolfe Widow
Beverly Allen – Bloom and Doom
Carolyn Brown – Emma’s Folly
Carolyn Brown – Just Grace
Carolyn Brown – Maggie’s mistake
Carolyn Brown – Violet’s Wish
Kresley Cole – Sweet Ruin
Jennifer Estep – Bright blaze of magic
Jennifer Estep – Unraveled
Karen Hawkins – Mad for the plaid
Susannah Sandlin – Black Diamond
Faith Hunter – Curse on the land
Nalini Singh – Wild Embrace
Nalini Singh – Archangel’s Heart
Leann Sweeney – The Cat, The Collector and the Killer
J.R. Ward – The Shadows
J.R. Ward – The Beast
Jean Johnson – The Blockade
Carolyn Brown – Willow
Carolyn Brown – Morning Glory
Carolyn Brown – Velvet
Carolyn Brown – Sweet Tilly
Carolyn Brown – Garnet
Carolyn Brown – Augusta
Carlolyn Brown - Gypsy
Carolyn Brown – Evening Star
Kevin Hearne – Staked
Jayne Ann Krentz – Secret Sisters
Suzanne Enoch – Hero in the Highlands
Darynda Jones – The curse of tenth grave
Eileen Wilks – Dragon Spawn
Stephanie Laurens – Lord of the Privateers

After reading quite some cowboy books by Carolyn Brown during my vacation in Italy, I am determined to buy not only her cowboy books, but her whole backlist. Unfortunately, most are way over 10 euros, so I will have to do a few each month. And Linda, thank you again for introducing me to those wonderful books. Can you believe it, I have even downloaded some of the honky tonk music they are always listening to and referring to in those books! Now, I have to listen to it some day … perhaps while reading one of her books …

A birthday present from Carien:
Jean Johnson – The guild – SIGNED!
Heather Graham – Flawless – SIGNED!
Laurell K. Hamilton – A shiver of light
Carolyn Brown – Darn good cowboy Christmas
Carolyn Brown – Hot Cowboy nights

A birthday present from Freya:
Carolyn Brown – The cowboy’s mail order bride
Carolyn Brown – How to marry a cowboy
Carolyn Brown – Billion dollar cowboy
Carolyn Brown – The cowboy’s Christmas baby

Second hand books:
Hannah Jayne – Under Wraps
Jennifer Rardin – Bitten to death
Lindsey Sands – Love Bites
Christine Warren – One bite with a stranger

Swapped with Blodeuedd:

Kate Baxter – The last true vampire
Jaci Burton – The perfect play
Trudy Canavan – Priestess of the White
Amanda Carlson – Cold Blooded
Amanda Carlson – Full Blooded
Amanda Carlson – Hot Blooded
Robyn Carr – Temptation Ridge
Shirley Damsgaard – The witch’s grave
Cynthia Eden – Never cry wolf
Leigh Evans – The thing about wolves
Jane Graves – Hot wheels and high heels
Jill Sorenson – Caught in the act
Zoe Winters – Blood Lust
Laura Wright – Eternal Captive
Laura Wright – Eternal Kiss
Anthology – A Winter Wonderland
Anthology – So I married a demon slayer

© 2016 Reviews by Aurian

zondag 4 december 2016

Gini Koch - Alien Nation

Book 14 in the Katherine 'Kitty' Katt series, to be published December 6, 2016.
Genre: sci-fi fantasy
Cover: action filled

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It's a typical day of bureaucracy and stress for President and First Lady Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini, made more stressful when alien spacecraft are spotted making a beeline for Earth, none of them from the Alpha Centauri system.
Then a cryptic request from an old adversary pulls Kitty out of the White House and into an explosion - and an even more explosive situation. Not only is the Mastermind back in the game, influencing the Club 51 True Believers to find and destroy all Centaurion bases, but he's also found a dangerous benefactor and created some frightening new cloning abilities.
And, just to make things a little more challenging, those alien spacecraft are coming to ask Kitty for protection, and asylum on Earth. Police stations being blown up and war helicopters in play aren't enough to keep Kitty down, especially when she's got some new alien friends helping out.
But what these aliens share will rock the world - the other aliens on their way to Earth are fleeing an enemy so terrifying that even a Z'porrah ship is trying to get to Earth for safety and protection. And if Earth isn't able to stop this threat, there may not be anything left of humanity.
Now Kitty and Company have to figure out where the Mastermind is and stop him, before any new aliens land. And then they have to save the world from a deadly invasion. Or, as Kitty calls it, Thursday.

Jeff and Kitty Martini, the new President and First Lady are busy trying to do some damage control in politics, when Kitty is called away to tend to some new crisis. A new alien invasion is coming to Earth! Are they hostile, or friendly? But before they get to Earth, Kitty’s help is wanted by the K9 squad and a strange prisoner they have arrested a while ago. Is it really one of the Crazy Eight? Or is it a ploy to lure Kitty outside the White House and its protection? The possibility to find out the whereabouts of the new lair of the Mastermind if it really is Casey and she has truly defected, is enough to make Kitty come to the police station.
Even when weird turtle statues keep popping up in her vicinity…

While Jeff is busy being President, Kitty is fighting home grown terrorists to defend Caliente base with the help of her surprising new alien friends.

The mastermind keeps plotting and planning the downfall of Alpha Centaurian though, and especially that of his nemesis, Kitty’s best friend Chucky. And he just might succeed in that, if Kitty can’t unite all of Earth’s governments and religions to stand and defend Earth against this new threat from outer space… Will he get the last laugh this time, or is he still no match for the awesomeness and resourcefulness that is Kitty?

The 14th book in the series, and it is still going strong, never predictable or boring. I enjoyed this latest instalment a lot. It is filled with action and intrigue and new alien friends to get to know. There is also time for romance for some of her friends and allies and it is very nice as new couples are forming. I do love Kitty’s strength, compassion and sense of humor, not so much her taste in music, although it sure helps her out of tough situations.

I do wonder if Gini watched the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy”, and got some ideas for the looks of some of those new aliens.

10 stars.

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© 2016 Reviews by Aurian