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Hello, my friends and followers, sorry that I couldn’t write #reviews in last time. Today was the first review I wrote in a long time and I mostly did this with my speech recognition software, which worked surprisingly well. I wasn’t so much on because writing hurts too much my hands and is currently not so good for my #health. But I don’t want to lose touch with my friends and followers. I also didn’t want to wait any longer to write the review „Queen of the Dawn“ by Kimberly Loth, which I hoped you enjoyed. Maybe I even will talk about my health condition, yet I don’t plan this in the next days. Please bear in mind that the software is not perfect. Thank you. Hope you have a good time and that you will enjoy the upcoming #weekend. Happy reading! Kind regards, Butterfly #happyreading #goodhealth #bookstagramm #bookworm #booknerd #bücherwurm #offline #enjoylife #illness

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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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This is the first of the series, called "Dronetown" written by Jackson Dean Chase. The Cover: It shows Vikka, the 15-year old green eyed ginger, and Zan, the boy with the chestnut hair and soulful brown eyes looking at each other in a familiar way at each other. Below them is the city of New World Plutonomy where they live, which resembles New York and which promise to guarantee for better times when all residents do what they have to do. The front is rendered in blue, dark colours, whereas the typeface is silver and white. The title is in capital letters and the "O" of "Drone" indicates a blue star in the middle. Behind the story: Dronetown is a place for people who are bred only for working, so the elite has a better and easier life. They live in LivRite Apartments which are broken dwellings and live under the most horrible living conditions. Drones (the workforce) have short lives, so they are "no drain" for society. They work at an early age on, they marry with 18 and reproduce with 21 and die with 40. Their life is divided in 7 days 12 hours shifts where they work in the factory. Most marriages come into being by taking part of the factory marriage lotteries. Drones have no privacy and almost none know what real love or individuality is. The world we are aware of, changed in this reality because of overpopulation, pollution, wars and corrupt governments which killed people instead of helping them. The consequence was that big, multinational companies formed the new government called, the New World Plutonomy. It consists of the council of seven which made a pledge that as moguls they would create a safe future, so that everyone would have a shelter and food. And domes were built so the citizen wouldn't need to breathe the polluted air and subways connected them. Of course, there was resistance at first and some residents joined unisons, however, they were punished with death and the few who got away, are now hidden and are called the "Revolution". … 5-Stars!!! 416 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/DZXjH3 #sciencefiction #bookstagramm #bücher #books #exciting #interesting #fivestars #recommended

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Unassimilated, written by Michael Benzehabe, is an approach to connect Christian, Muslim and Jewish people all over the world. It is Benzehabe's first #thriller and is about Zoe Mousa, a small, but brave woman, a Jewish orphan, adopted by a Muslim family. The story begins on May 7th, 2012. Zoe and four other women are taken hostage, one girl is dead, the blood streams soundlessly under her body, and the captor threatens another girl to hand over the codes. Zoe and the four women are strapped to chairs with a view to the Pacific Ocean, however Zoe's only concern is the senseless murder of the girl in front of her. Zoe lived in a small Iranian town, near the Caspian Sea, named Noshahr with her two sisters, Sarah and Jamileh Delkash, before one jihadist shot her foster father and others raped her sisters. After that and other secrets of her dark past, Zoe went to America - stranded between two worlds, she lives in dysphoria and only for her dream: to buy an American house where her two sisters and her can live in peace. However, it seems like Zoe can't escape her past and the brutality and death, she left behind in the Middle East. Besides that, Zoe will only get her visa if she can fulfill the task the government gave her. Currently Zoe lives in Claremont Village, a sleepy college town, yet nobody knows that she belongs to the internet crime specialists, FBI Coordinator Tom Hollister and Dora Flores, the Cyber Division Office Field Support, and that she can crack codes where nobody even guess that there is something hidden. The story is also about the all day struggles Zoe faces in America, for example, when she wants to buy a car even though she has no licence or the time she roasted a goat in her garden. These scenes show a lot of the author's subtle humour and how small cultural diversities can raise questions or issues if not handled well in beforehand …. 5-Stars! 128 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/Lxc2Jc #diversity #subtlehumour #cultural #bookstagram #books #bücher #beautifulmessage #contemporary #gegenwärtig

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"A Fairly Fairy Tale" is Sunshine's Somerville's first #children's #book with #medieval elements. It is about the #cheerful, independent 19-year old Littagale who rather wants to experience and go on #adventures than marrying a #prince. However, it is time for Littagale to marry because her father, King Wesick can't deny the marriage proposals of every prince for a thousand miles anymore and each day more and more arrive. That's why Littagale and her stepmother Mattea plan to get Littagale away from the palace and who could help more than a kidnapping #dragon who is the most feared and prominent in the whole country? It's wonderful to see how Littagale breaks out of her difficult position she is in and how instead of being the #damsel-in distress, she gains the reader's heart by being the #hero herself and having thoughtful and #insightful ideas of her own. Of course, there is also the enemy: the arrogant, egoistic Prince Deke of Archwild with his black clothes and blond, slicked black hair who only wants the crown to gain with all costs. Plus Points: It is correctly formatted for younger children so the fairy tale can be used as one of the first reading experiences. And the main characters are mostly good role models and positive characters whom the young children can identify with. There is the lisping cousin Opal, the elderly aunt Maeve, the humorous Prince Nolan, who always loves to snatch some yummy food out of sight, the lovely stepmother Mattea, who can't cook and the kind Prince Casper is some of the most relevant and favorite of mine. I also really love the descriptions of the dragon and how he is introduced at first. … All in all, it is an #imaginative, little story with a different turn and story than usual for a fairy tale and with many pleasant adventures and figures and therefore a nice story you can read with your schoolchildren together or for 10-12-year old’s who are excited and fascinated by fairy tales in general. It is also a #delightful for holiday reading! 3-Stars! 588 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/K2hjeH #fairytale #bookstagram #books #bücher

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"Avis Blackthorn: Is Not an Evil Wizard!" is the first book of the children's #fantasy #series, written by Jack Simmonds. Why did I pick the #book and what makes it so #special? Of course, I was firstly intrigued about the unusual title and the #magical cover which reminded me a lot about Hogwarts. But it is much more than a replica of that. It is about Avis Blackthorn, the seventh son of a magical family who lives in Happendance, the fourth of the seven magical kingdom which is surrounded by forests and hosted by magical creatures. All members of Avis' familiy are evil and feel pride and satisfaction working for the most evil high master: Malakai. His mum is a fierce, ever working witch. His mum is a fierce, ever working witch. His father, a good-looking and popular fellow. Avis has three older sister, named Marienne, Getrude and Wendice and three elder brothers called: Rory, Gary and Ross. And all feel deeply ashamed of Avis "goodliness". The Blackthorn family dwells in the "Darkhampton manor", a most annoying, cold and ruined place, if you ask Avis. The Plot: The story begins at the end of the summer holidays. Only a few more days and Avis is going to the Hailing Hall School for Wizard, a boarding school for wizard and witches in training. Avis is constantly tricked by his elder brothers, for example, when his younger sister marries a prince, his brothers pretend that Avis got the dress of his sister dirty with trifle and them pull down his trousers in front of the 300 assembled guests. Even his butler seems to hate Avis and he is grounded in the highest turret they have (because Avis fears height the most). And the worst is, Avis doesn't even want to compete with his brothers and sisters since he rather likes to stay alone and loves to read. Only his best friend is his fluffy rabbit Sedrik and unfortunately he is not very talented in magic, so he can't even get revenge on his irritating brothers and sisters. ... I really can’t wait to read the sequel! 5-Stars! 203 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/6JtpLh #wizard #harrypotter #boardingschool #bookstagram #books #bücher #hexen #internat #spannend #exciting

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Edo's Awakening is the first #story of the Conscious Dreamer Series, written by Sharolyn G. Brown. The cover really intrigued me with its deep blue color and the vortex in the left upper corner. It somehow reminded me of Van Gogh's "The Starry Night". Background information: The society in the novel has different castes. The Keeper who are the Gods and who can’t be seen, but who listen to all thoughts and punish everyone who is not a responsible citizen, the Keeper's representatives who are formed in every section and who enforce the rules, the Talented and Honored Citizen caste who fulfilled their mission and are respectable residents, the Dream #travelers who are the middle-class and who can advance when they fulfill their mission and the lower classes: the helpers and the laborers who more or less remain in their caste and who need to check the food and arrange the goods. All residents should obey "the Gods" and serve their purpose or they no longer deserve to live in the eyes of the keepers. The castes can be recognized on the basis of their clothing, for example: travelers wear blue, helper and laborer green and the Keeper's representatives brown ropes. The lives of the lower and middle-class residents are mostly restricted to a small section, yet helper and laborers only can use a common room. The Plot: The main character, Edo, is a #dream traveler, called Beta 56-02-12 who has an earth connection whose name is Liam who should help him to build and test rocket engines for mass production. Edo is responsible that Liam fulfill his tasks. They both have a mental bound to each other. Edo's task is to influence Liam and Edo also accompanies Liam in his dreams. His other duties are going to mental training and physical conditioning classes. … Summary: An #exciting, new #dystopia and sci-fi novel with a socially #critical message, written by Sharolyn G. Brown. I can't wait to read the next and to hear more about Edo's #adventure. 5 Stars!!! 64 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/VZVDBR #bookstagram #bücher #books #sciencefiction #castesystem #vangogh #exciting

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"The Call of her Pack" is the third installment in the Whiskey Springs Pack #series and a #shifter #romance, written by Stella Night. It is about Liza Anderson, who is working as a waitress at Betty's Home Cookin', a diner with 60s #charm, located in West Texas for over a year. She changed from being a thin, stylish and arrogant woman who was wearing designer clothes to a down-to-earth, curvy and thoughtful one who is living a simple life. Liza just served Patty Dugan and Janie Lee Hoggins, two of her regular customers, when her life is knocked off balance by smelling the familiar scent of home and seeing a well-known face: Jack Kincaid. And this is causing strange and #intense feelings in her. Liza is #surprised and feels attracted to the #appealing fire fighter who has wavered, black hair, sea-green eyes and a woodsy, masculine smell. The last time she caught a glimpse of him, was three years ago when she left Whiskey Springs in a rush to get out of her troubles she caused before. Jack was just hunting with Danny Curtis, his best friend, for rogues down around San Antonio after Jack was out of medical leave when they were both hungry for hamburgers. And he is immediately enchanted by Liza and her golden eyes. Not long Liz learns from Jack that Ella, the Alpha mate is searching for her and want her to be brought back. But can Liza really go back after all what happened? Liza also finds out that a #dangerous arsonist is on the loose who burned down the house of one of the pack, the Geralds, and attacked two women. And will the feelings between Liza and Jack deepen and can the two be more? All in all, a lovely #romance novel and a really exciting page-turner! 5-Stars!! #bookstagram #pageturner #whiskeysprings #bücher #books

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Hello, my dear followers and friends, this time I'm reviewing a #paranormal novel full of #romance, #action, flying with #dragons, new #species from other #planets, dangerous encounters and experiencing #famine and #loneliness. The cover: It has a light blue typeface and we can see a young woman who is hiding behind a tree. Around her is a #forest and next to her a black and gray striped #cat. The sun rises and she is looking at a lake and high up in the sky is a dragon. The Plot: Kimi Wicker spends her Friday night like most Friday nights in the McMillan's Tavern, a country and western bar in Oregon, where she is working with her roommate Amanda Cross as a barmaid. Nothing seems out of the ordinary until Kimi catches sight of a well-build man with long, wavy, red hair and freckles who is alarming her in a high degree though she doesn't know why. However, even though Kimi doesn't recognize the stranger, he knows her full first name she never revealed to others than her closest family members: Kimberly. He also has an odd accent and he is full of hard angles and tight muscles. Kimi already wants to persuade Amanda to serve the stranger when suddenly a new blonde haired stranger arrives, dressed in black, with very kissable lips and silver streaks in his hair. All at once misty white light out of his eyes is reaching out to Kimi which swirls around her and forms a twister. The good-looking stranger also seems to speak in her mind and the twister is spinning more and more around her. Kimi feels like she is filled with immense power which the outsider declares is a gift just before Kimi is blind for a few moments and feels sick. Only after Amanda and the freckle-faced bartender with the red bangs, named Keith, help her to regain composure, is Kimi able to analyze her situation and she is able to see fuzzy images after a while. … 5-Stars, solely for the saucy and amusing comments Keith and the others made and for the #astonishing and #impressive flying lesson on a real dragon! 221 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/uxxdcz #fantasy #love #science fiction #bookstagramm #bücher #books

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Hello, my dear followers and friends, it is about real #friendship and false friends, extended #battle scenes and the closeness and togetherness of one group. Background information: Aleka is the daughter of one of the elders of the Amazonian #tribe. The Amazonian tribe consists of only women who are trained in fighting with all kinds of weapons and who normally develop #magical abilities at the age of 13. For example, Desdemona has the power over fire, Luna can summon water, Looki can change appearances and Cyrene, Aleka's mother, can command lightning.The Elders manage the Amazons. Amazons are stronger, taller and faster than normal human women. They live at a common campsite and as nomads. It is frowned upon to love a human man. They are sworn enemies with the Greeks. The Plot: Aleka has no magical abilities and is inexperienced in weapons training. Aleka is known to have her head in the clouds and some believe she is still a bit too childish to go into battle (which is an honour for Amazons). She fears not to be respected enough by her elders and her mother And she also lives in the shadow of her mother who is a great warrior and leader. Aleka also can't discuss about the mystical abilities the rest of her age group has. Aleka also feels like something is holding her back so she can't advance her abilities. That's why she mostly feels like an outsider between the Amazonian, except with her best friend Delia. Unfortunately Delia vanished from one day to another. And what is even worse that Cyrene believes that Delia is in love with the enemy, a Greek soldier, named Artrois and that's the reason Delia left camp. Alaska is of course upset and she wants to search for Delia in #secret. However, her mother already told Cassie to bring Aleka back. Cassie is the one of all people Aleka don't stand and can't get along because Cassie seems to be all Aleka can never be: Cassie is admired by the elders, she is a great warrior and has the love and respect of Cyrene. … Summary: A wonderful story full of adventures, love and a surprising twist. 5- Stars!!! #bookstagram #fantasy #amazons #warrior #exciting #fivestars #bücher #books

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"The Heaviness of Knowing" is a sci-fi story about the parallel worlds, Earth and Trebor, which exist in the same solar system. The Plot: Roxal doesn't want to attract attention by any means. She is a dream #traveler positioned in Trebor. Her mate, Edo, revealed to her that the Keeper's representatives, their leaders, only manipulate the citizen of Trebor so they could use them for their own desires. The Keeper's representative wants to bring the residents into one line. The highest in the hierarchy are the Keeper's representatives who present themselves as godlike creatures. Even the architecture reflects this reality (the lower your rank, the lower your seating area). Briefly, the commoner of Trebor live in a totalitarian system. Children are born in birth pods up to 30 children. The adolescents have to train and are educated together until they are 10. Then the young ones are introduced to the caste system by carrying out an aptitude test which differs between dream traveler and non-traveler. And only the obedient can advance to become part of the Talented and Honored caste which is one caste down to the Keeper's representatives. More unscheduled glorious session happens because blasphemers who are in reality resistors of the systems are killed openly in public. Roxal's #earth connection is Lauren. An Earth connection means that Roxal has the ability to connect with another person on Earth by means of her dreams. ... Summary: All in all, an exciting start of a new series. I only distract one point because sometimes the change between the alternating persons happened to abruptly, especially in the last chapters, and so it was not always possible to have an immediate overview. Some complicated technical terms were also named which could confuse the reader a bit. But it is a great #read and really #beautiful descriptions of the planet Trebor show that it really deserves fully four stars :)! 54 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/LiNu3T #parallelworlds #solarsystem #sciencefiction #bookstagram #castesystem #interesting #exciting

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"Honeysuckle Cove secrets" is a #romantic #mystery series about Peyton Foster, who owns an #antique shop in Honeysuckle Cove, named "A Whisper in time". Five years ago Peyton bought the shop with the money of her grandmother. Peyton designed everything for the new #spring season and always made a great effort to investigate every piece before she sold it. However, it seems like everything she did, was in vain after her shop was nearly destructed. The glass was broken. Many goods lay disarranged around. Yet, only the music boxes were searched for, items Peyton didn't place at disposal for sale. Do the letters of a certain M.M.B has anything to do with the case? And then there is of course Luke Maddox with his warm chocolate voice and wool-gray eyes for whom Peyton has unrequited feelings of #love. And what has the #legend about Malachi Brennan and his #bride to do with all of it? Summary: A lovely mystery novel with small tidbits and stories of the inhabitants in Honeysuckle Cover. However the reason was a bit obvious for my taste. #cozymystery #wohlfühlkrimi #lovely #bookstagramm #smallcity #kleinstadt #bücher #books

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"On the Run in Beverly Hills", written by Nancy Deville, is a #fun #contemporary #story with #mystery elements playing in Los Angeles, Santa Monica. It is about the three BFFs, Francesca, Oliva and Lily Bartel, three fit, attractive women in their best years, connected back in their college days. Francesca, known as the princess or shortly Fify von Richmond with her blonde hair and member of Los Angeles' society; Olive or Oyl with her stunning shoulder-length hair and dark eyes who is writing magazine articles for the Rolling Stones, but whose financial situation had gotten out of control; and Lily, the eternal hippie with her girlish curves and who is a talented herbalist. Life seems normal, but changes dramatically out of sudden: Five police cars are surrounding Lily's cottage and have taken her to the police office for cultivation and possession for the sale of marijuana. Fify‘s husband Fred is dying of a heart attack after committing many years of domestic violence and abuse of his wife. And then Olive who lives in a townhouse on the Venice beach boardwalk for the last ten years and who thought she could live there her rest of her life. However the gigs had slowed down and Olive has fallen behind on her rent. Olive had less than a week to move out and her debts are 45,000 Dollars. Besides of that, like her mother and sister Olive has the BRCA1 mutation and so breast cancer. Her only chance: a mastectomy and reconstruction of the breast tissue. … Summary: All in all, a #splendid story with sympathetic characters and an #amazing plot. Sometimes the length of the chapters was too long though, and unnecessary info added. The end also was a bit unbelievable, especially with Fify who judged people very harshly at the beginning and who reformed to be a peace-loving hippie afterwards. I like the intention of the author that she changed and the happy end, I only believe her change could be more gradually happen instead of almost instantly. 248 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/bSwwE4 #bookstagram #bücher #losangeles #santamonica #hippie #broken #breastcancer #exciting #brustkrebs #spannend

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"Woman of a Hundred names" is the second #mystery / #thriller #novel, written by Jose Sevilla Ho. At the beginning, Rosie Tang, widow of Arthur Tang, founder and CEO of Tang Worldwide holdings, a multi-million #enterprise, is at her exclusive penthouse "Fragnant Harbour" in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, a place, where only the privileged can live. But Rosie was not always rich - she went from rags to riches when she met Arthur. An empire, built through the funds Arthur got from the mainland, and his supporters acquired by his wife's connections. The family of Linda Bo was always in the midst of activities of government and economy. Her grandfather took part in Mao's Long March and belonged to the Communist Liberation. And even though the tide turned with the Cultural Revolution, Bo's family made it through. Linda married a prosecutor, named Lu Qin. However the marriage only lasted up to the birth of her first child in 1980. Linda worked as a secretary in Hong Kong and met Arthur Tang. From there on Linda was employed as an investment analyst in Hong Kong and in the Shanghai Bank. Without regard to Linda Bo's difficult financial situation first, she influenced that Arthur's company had real success. Still, she would never experience the breathtaking leap the stock company of her husband would make nor live long enough to really get to know how her daughter Julie would grow to a smart young woman. However, after the daughter of Arthur Tang, Julie vanishes, the share prices are falling rapidly. And even though almost all of Arthur's old partners try to deny the relation between the huge scandal in the mainland in China caused by Li Kun Mog, the Deputy Party Secretary of Anhui Province who was arrested for #corruption, and Arthur, the situation remains tense. … All and all, a #convincing, #brilliant written novel with much #suspension and #mysteries. A real page-turner! 161 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/dC818k #pageturner #bookstagram #bücher #booktoread

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"Puppet Dreams" is Jose, Sevilla Ho's first children's book. It is about Paul and his unusual friendship with Dum Dum, a #marionette. It reminded me a lot of Pinocchio and Geppetto, only fabricated in today's world. The Plot: Paul's mother is upset that Paul is spending more and more time with Dum Dum, his dummy, rather than playing with children. Paul is also sleepwalking and stutters and that's why he should see the doctor. The reason why every grown up is believing Paul is behaving oddly is that his mother and father are separated. But Paul knows the truth: his marionette is alive! Paul got the doll on a school field trip to a puppet museum and Dum Dum, the manikin, moved into his bag to run away from his awful owner, Marc. And with the time Paul really feels like Dum Dum and he became #friends: they play games, Dum Dum helps him not to stutter and they have many #adventures together. But Paul's mother announce soon that the puppet needs to find his former owner or "she will throw the damn thing in the bin!" (Position 84) However the puppet also has kind of a bad side and Dum Dum instigate Paul to run away from home, to beg, to steal, to sniff fumes and drink alcohol, etc. It also seemed to have a split personality, one who is kind and thoughtful and one who is kind of reckless and mean. Unfortunately Dum Dum never really seems to learn out of his mistakes and he often makes friends with the wrong people. What I also didn't like that the grown up world with its rules and principles was often shown black and white: the pleasures and advantages life brings (and some things which are still kind of taboos like two timing, harem, run from the law) are depicted as almost always being positive even though for example fumes can cause health issues and stealing is bad. ... 3-Stars! 323 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/qoAMMX #fairytale #okay #bookstagram #pinocchio #splitpersonality #recklesscharacter #bücher

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This is the first #book of Stella Marie Alden's new #romantic #thriller series, called "The Dangerous Code". It is about the main character Megan McCarthy aka Jenna Jones and Colin O'Brien. Background information: Jenna programmed a million worth high #intelligence #application, named Jason, which can evaluate, analyze and interpret input data with the background information it can get over Google, networks, clouds and devices. It also has a face recognition software behind it and can read human behaviour and the chances for their reactions. Ultimately, Jason talks with Jenna almost like a real person and the software advance continually by itself. The Plot: Jenna, an outstanding #entrepreneur in software development and engineering, is on a bus to downtown in New York when suddenly her iPhone got a Terrorist alert. It is a man with a green gym bag at this feet. Fortunately Jenna has her breathtaking new application which can inform the New York Terrorism Task Force like no deal. Her new Beta Version is still so new that nobody should know about it - because in the wrong hands, it can be worse than a loaded rifle. Yet the New York Terroism Task Force needs too much time and so Jenna must do itself and load via her device a prevention plan against another 911 into action. Therefore, she also forces all traffic signals on Eighth Avenue to stop in both directions. For all that Jenna had to hack herself into the New York City's network - something nobody should ever find out or the authorities will believe she is a terrorist herself. But her task is not finished and the most difficult assignment, but also the most surprising one only just begun: … 5-Stars!! 416 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/p3KdTj #thrilling #intelligenceissexy #bookstagram #inspiring #great #funny #booktoread

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This is the second book, written by Levese Williams, about the Amazone Warriors. This installment is about the dutiful Cassia who fell in #love with a man, Anthony. Plot: Cassia is one of the most reliable and decent people you can meet. She is an Amazon #warrior who is living for the four past months among normal people. For that she had several little jobs to make ends meet because Cassia is not on an usual commission, but it is a personal task for her nevertheless: live among #mortals to be with the love of her life, Anthony. Anthony is the son of a trader who does fishing, shipping and is a general merchant for a vast number of ports. Other than that she uses the gold Cassia and Aleka, a fellow Amazon Warrior described in Book 1, got months ago. And it is not easy for her, too, because it is scorned upon her tribe to date and to love a human man. And even worse Cassie befriended Agatha, the butcher's adoptive daughter and former slave, who is Greek (Greece and the Amazons are enemies). Agatha has been rescued by her boyfriend's father and then befriended Edgar Barkins who adopted her finally. Now Cassia is sitting at her favourite restaurant in town - a tavern on the docks and is thinking about what she will do this evening when Anthony invites her to dinner. And not only this makes her ponder: Cassia is a #lycanthrope, a #werewolf since she was bitten by one as a child. However, Anthony doesn't know her dark #secret and Cassia is unsure when she will ever tell him. Anthony is a very understanding man who has loving memories of his childhood and the cottage of his mother and who loves Cassia dearly even though he is aware that it will not be easy as Cassia has no real experience in relationship with men at all (almost all communications with men would not be seemed necessary when you are an Amazon warrior). … 5-Stars! 184 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/HgHQXD #bookstagram #fantasy #adventure #amazons #thrilling #super #abenteuer #spannend #recommended #empfohlen #fivestars

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" The Android and the Thief" is about the 23- year old Trev Damico, who is a trained #thief and computer hacker and Khim, an #android who was a soldier for the last ten years. Background information: The story plays in the sixty-seventh century where vat-grown humans or shortly androids are created for the use to serve, either in the military or the brothel. They are born as adults and have false memories implanted in their brains. They are not allowed to self defend themselves, but in danger sacrifice themselves instead for their task. The Cover: It looks interesting with the handsome boy and the purple sky with the moon and the city in the background. The Plot: At the beginning, Trev plans to steal a precious book out of a museum, written by Ray Bradbury. To do this, he is using the neon waterfall which makes him invisible for the laser traps and heat sensors so he can easily navigate from floor to floor. It is his only way of freedom he has since Trev lives in the household of the rich and influential Dante Damico, his strict and violent adoptive father. Trev's family shows the #mafia kind of structures when it is about power and is known for their #crimes in the underworld. And Dante uses his children as marionettes and in return they get power, money and every bit of pretended kindness Dante has. Trev is the seventh and youngest son and the only moral compass in the family who is less involved in the severe felony's of his brothers and sisters and foremost of his father. He is a genius when it is about construction plans and his ability to override computer security programs and manipulate them. … 5-Stars, because it is an amazing, warm-hearted story about two people with different upbringings who both had their bad start in life and who struggle and who fight to overcome their dilemmas. 539 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/cTtwwH #sciencefiction #exciting #great #readers #recommended #bookstagram #spannend #großartig #lesen #empfehlenswert #bücher #büchernerd #booknerd #booktoread #shouldbeamovie #sollteverfilmtwerden

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"Prince of the Moon" is the second installment of Stella and Sol, written by Kimberly Loth. The cover: It shows a beautiful two-divided cover of the technological and #magical, sophisticated #kingdom Stella above with the #moon and #stars. And below the sunny and warm Stella which emphasize its #agriculture and #nature. Symbols: All chapters have beautiful, intricate designs of the moon next to the chapter number. Map: The book also includes an advanced overview of the kingdom of Stella and Sol and the wall between them (you can use the zoom function for it on the Kindle, which is really helpful and nice when you want to know exactly where Zwaantie and Leo are going during their travels). The Plot: Zwaantie, the main character, is finally in Stella. But her stay in Stella is so much different than she thought it would be: First it is morning so there are no stars (in Sol it is never dark, so Zwaantie never saw stars or the moon) instead lights floating in the air near her head. Secondly, her lover Phoenix vanished. And third, Zwaantie forgot what happened when she crossed the wall. Besides that, the differences between the two kingdoms couldn't be stronger: Sol only had houses with maximal four floors, whereas Stella has at least apartments with ten till fifteen stories and the buildings in the city are even hundred floors tall. Then the air is warm and humid in Stella, in Sol it was always cold and dry. And everywhere Zwaantie looks are factories and there is actually a clothing district with many shopping opportunities. All buildings are brightly coloured, the streets have a hard surface and there is no real trees or grass in the city (only illusions). Sol in contrast stand for its landscape and its field crops. (For the reader's understanding nature: Sol has stopped its technical advancement which resembles our middle age, Stella on the other hand is in our era.) Zwaantie doesn't really know if she likes the artificial beauty of Stella. She likes imperfection and to be normal. In Stella, however it is normal to stand out. ... Five Stars!! 387 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/iiQPJm #fantasy #middleage #magic #great #exciting

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This is the first part of the Whiskey Witches #series, written by S.M. Blooding, about Detective Paige Whiskey, who is #investigating a serial #murder case with occult background in Louisiana. The Plot: Paige Whiskey is in Louisiana, a place full of voodoo #magic and mayhem. She is not used to the hot air and it is also not her application field because she's a #detective in Denver. However, Paige needs to inspect several #crime scenes in St Francisville with satanic symbols which is her expertise. Paige is one of the famous Whiskey Witches, yet she has no #magical powers herself. Her grandmother, Alma, was the advocate for stopping the hunting and oppression against witches during the Vietnam War. Alma changed how witches were perceived in the end so they didn't need to hide anymore. Alma is an Earth #witch who can produce healing salves, Paige's sister, Leslie, a Ghost Whisperer, her niece Mandy can summon fire, Tyler, her nephew, can break glass with his voice, her brother Nick is an Empath and her mother, Rachel is an Angel Whisperer. But that's the problem: Leslie's and Paige's mother feels superior over her daughters and decided to leave them in the care of her grandmother when Paige was in fourth grade. Rachel only kept their brother, Tyler, who she manipulated ever since to do her bidding. Her mother also thought that her daughters were evil and didn't want to have to do anything with them. And even though Paige doesn't have any #powers, she has a great awareness of magic and that's why she is then asked as an expert in such cases. In an old slave shack are symbols painted all over the first victim, Eddie Lopez, and the wall. First Paige guess it is an amateur because many are out of Buffy and Rockstar albums and there is even a mandala. The victim is male, mid-thirties, Hispanic, had only boxers on and the signs are carved into his flesh. Eddie lived the American dream with his wife and two kids, he had a shop and everything seem to be fine. But why was he murdered? ... 4-Stars! 295 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/HXgh8G #bookstagram #fantasy #mystery #thrilling #fun #recommended #fourstars #louisiana

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#backonline #onlineagain #windmühle #windmill #missedyou #hi #howareyou #ingoodoldgermany ;) I'm back in Germany. 10 ° Celsius colder than Spain. But #sweethome 😊❤.

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#windmill #windmühle #landleben #countrylife #lovely #sunny #fun 😀☉😊

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#clouds #wolken #sunny #great #lovely #fun ☺☉😍❤🌏🌐🛩

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