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Hello, my friends and followers, this time I've something Christmassy for you, but told a bit differently than most Christmas stories you know. It is an #entertaining and #thrilling short story written by the German author Chriz Wagner. The cover: It is mostly in blue colours. On the right is a dark tree, below is a fence and in the left upper corner, you can see the sledge of Santa with his #reindeer and the moon in silvery light. The typeface is soft and friendly and adapted for younger readers. The story: Lucie and her parents walk around the Christmas market until Lucie discovers a jumping jack which was a former marionette and is wearing a blue and white suit with stars on it and a cap which has an aluminum spot on it. Everything around them is decorated with tinsels, garlands and glitter balls. Lucie begs that her parents should buy her the jumping jack, but her cries don't affect them. However, another kid gets the jumping jack and all seems to be forgotten, when the Nicholaus suddenly arrives with many exciting presents. He has all kinds of toys and plush pets and every child want a gift of course. But is everything as it seems? An intense, #spooky and well implemented fairy tale, based on the stories of Saint Nicholas in the past. I recommend it to all young readers in the age of 12 and older. 5 Stars!!! #christmassy #books #bücher #bookstagram #shortstory #germanbooks #santa #nicholaus #saintnicholaus

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Hello, my dear followers and friends, The Cover: On the upper part, there are three young women: on the left, the dark-haired Chelsea with a blue strapless top, in the middle Kyra with her blonde hair and a light brown hat with a white ribbon around it and on the right, Jen with her cinnamon-coloured hair and a turquoise top. It seems to be a fine #summer day with only a few clouds. Below them is the big city Vancouver. The typeface for the title is also turquoise and cheery and well suitable for a Chick-lit #novel. The story: The novel is about the three best friends Chelsea, Kyra and Jen, who know each other since grade two and went through thick and thin. Jen was overweight in the past and still struggles with her #weight ever since she was #bullied by her mother as a teenager. Dina, is a super mum and -woman, who loves watches and tries to control everything, however, she has Brianne, a 12-year old teenager and Dina, a 9-year old soon to be a teenager and she often plays with the thought of leaving her marriage because she is not satisfied with her life.And then there is Kyra who loves to date and had many relationships in the past, but now when she believes to have found the right guy (James) - he doesn't want to get serious. Now, after losing weight and getting in shape, Kyra and Chelsea (and of course Jen's mum) expect Jen to #date, yet after being betrayed of her former boyfriend Jay, she can't trust any guy and reads instead of going on dates. So Kyra and Chelsea concoct a plan how Jen can find her true #love after all! First, they sign her to an online dating portal called Soul Mates. And then they contact a guy, named Greg, in Jen's name so she can get to know him via #email. And even though Jen has made a firm commitment to herself not to date anymore, she begins to enjoy her chats with Greg.. I recommend it to all fans of Bridget Jones and Sex and the City or similar series and movies which celebrates the #friendship of women and show that although of their weaknesses, everything can be possible with the assistance of each other. 4-Stars!!! 235 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/8PiQTS #chicklit #sexandthecity #bridgetjones

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Hello, my dear followers and friends, now I'll present you with the following gem :) The cover: A smart, handsome man with a blunt elegance, a shirt which reveals more than it conceals, dark hair and a groomed beard. A powerful typeface in dark red which appears to be concise. A dark background which is #mysterious and #dangerous. The story: Twenty years ago, the 8-year old Henry, is playing with his playmate Abby until he hears a woman cry for her life. He dashes to the sound and realizes that Abby's dad - Mr Sullivan - is arguing with a heavily pregnant woman. Only a short time afterwards, he also notices the six-year old Keeley is hiding behind a tree. She has pale blue eyes, dark hair, many bruises on her arms and legs and filthy, shattered clothes. Henry wants to be a #knight when he is grown up so he promises her to protect her from all "bad men" by giving her his wooden sword and receiving a token (a shoelace) from her. He gives her the sword since his name (H.W.C.) is written upon it. At present: Keeley is a barmaid in the Cocoon Nightclub. A man gazes at her with unabashed lust. He is obviously a bad boy (a kind Keeley knows much about) and she is fascinated and at the same time enraged by the open interest he shows. But Keeley had enough of bad boys (even though she has livid and wild daydreams when she is gazing at him!). Jax, a former boyfriend with lots tattoos and muscles, yet even more problems he is causing, is a violent drug dealer and also sold drugs to her younger brother Drew. Unfortunately, Drew seems to be addicted again and he stole money and dope from Jax. Now Jax wants to kill them both when Keeley won't get him 10.000 Dollars. Of course, when Jax appears, Henry (the good-looking stranger) rushes to her aid and really gentlemanlike defends her. However can Keeley really trust him after all her bad experience in the past she had with men? And what is Henry's #secret? And where is Drew? A 5-star #romantic #novel with many #twists and #surprises! #bookstagram #books #bücher #romance #romantik

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Hello, my friends and followers, this time is about Romantasy :) If you follow my blog long enough, you should already know that I like a mix of: #romance, #fantasy and #mystery (maybe a bit of #humor, too) :D. About the author: Lena Klassen has written #novels for 15 years - especially her spectacular fantasy books should be mentioned. Some of her series are: Magyria, #1, Wild, Die Wandler #1 and Die Legenden der Unaschkin 1. Her books and characters are so #unique since they don't conform to the popular stereotypes. They are instead original and #exceptional. Moreover, her words are so detailed descriptions that you feel you are in the middle of the story. Her novels are all about inscrutable #secrets, #magic and the end can never be prophesied (another advantage I think). :) The Cover: There is the face and hand of a girl with white blonde hair. She is almost like a ghost. Her contours are instinct on the right side or they dissolve in pixels like in an old film. Behind her is a crack in the white wall. The girl is looking at two figures in blue, which are standing behind the wall in the shadows. Next to the two shadowy figures is a violet-blue flower and spiral pattern. The same design appears in the typeface "Sternschatten", however in gold. All in all, the cover picture is beautiful, magical and mysterious. Poem "Zerbrich nicht" Lena Klassen added a #poem at the beginning of the story, written by the main character Blue. I love it when authors write poems at the beginning or for each chapter. You can empathize with the people in the story more and the plot. It is thorough and it can be read as a dark prediction which is lying ahead for Blue. Plot: Blue is rather an #unconventional person who is looking forward to the day that her lost father will come back from Scotland. She loves independent bands and her name originates from her father's passion for collecting everything which is blue. Unfortunately the reserved Scot will probably never return and he picked up all his personal things without leaving a message. ... 4-Stars!!! I can't wait to read the 2nd installment! 232 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/b8sp2Q

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Hello, my friends and followers, this is part 1 of the Stella and Sol Series written by Kimberly Loth. It's an #adventurous start and describes well the two #kingdoms Stella and Sol, one where the sun never gets darker, and the other where the sun never will shine. It is about the lonely High Prince Leo of Stella, whose only real friend is his sister Candace with whom he can admit his feelings and he is also one of the few who remained single in his large family of twelve brothers and sisters. The kingdom of Stella is full of #magic utensils and is used frequently among the city dwellers. But it is also known as being barbaric and archaic for its use of magic and free will and dark #rumors are spread beyond the wall which separates Stella and Sol. Sol, on the other hand, reminds the reader of Big Brother, punishments are evoked unless every citizen do their duty and think about their position in society first. Zwaantie is the Princess of the Kingdom of Sol and even though she gets daily rebukes for forgetting her obligation as first child and later Queen of Sol, she keeps her feet on the ground when it is about people and the kingdom in general. Furthermore, she only wants to be normal and humane and tries to be as much as she can for example by helping the midwife and befriending with Phoenix and Luna, her slaves. And instead of going to tea parties or to follow her mother's advice to be the right and perfect example of a #princess, she is a strong and a curious personality. However, there is a dark prophecy which also needs to be addressed: A powerful and long lasting bond needs to be created between the kingdom of Sol and Stella or otherwise #vipers will devour them all. Yet is it possible, between the age old enemies to bridge the gulf between their discrepancies and preconceptions? A #thrilling and beautifully written novel which #medieval elements and excellent colorful descriptions of magic. 5 Stars! #bookstagram #fantasy #books #bücher #bookstagram #bigbrother

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This is the first in the sci-fi #series about Regina Valensky, a Search Out and Destroy Officer (shortly SOAD), who is having a vacation on board of a #space cruise ship, called Pyramid One. But instead of relaxing and holidaying, she is studying people and their behaviour and is trying to blend in like a spy. And that's not hard to understand because her job is hunting and taking down criminals. Regina is a dedicated bounty hunter who has a strong belief in her ideas of morality and how the world should function or not. And that means that all criminals who are acting against the law, need to be eliminated. Not long after she showed up on the board of the Egyptian like cruise ship, Regina is moving towards the lounge, named "The Club" which is presenting all kinds of entertainment like Tube televisions with sports shows, video games, pool tables, etc. Here she meets Roy, a middle-aged, short man who is obviously leering at her and is giving her a strange vibe. However, soon he vanishes like her memory of the next 12 hours. Regina is on the 4th passenger level. It's too quiet and vacant and she only finds piles of clothes and passenger doors which were seemingly opened hours ago. It's eerie and after witnessing a deep orange glow emanated under the door next to her with the connection of feeling unwell and sick, she hurries to leave the place. … A pleasant start of a new series with #interesting character development. Some information could have been left out though, for example the video game, the Kill Zone and some personal facts about the characters which didn't help to carry the story forward. Anyway, the plot is improving after Chapter 9 and it is getting thrilling and really fun to read. After that it is a real page-turner. 129 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/PK9tiy #pageturner #bookstagram #books #bücher #sciencefiction #thrilling

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