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Book Review: Jackie Ashenden – Living in Shadow

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: Jackie Ashenden – Living in ShadowLiving in Shadow by Jackie Ashenden
Published by Samhain Publishing on 2014-08-12
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 189
Format: eARC
Source: the author
Goodreads
four-half-stars
Finding his way out of the darkness could be the biggest fight of his life.Living In..., Book 1Law professor Eleanor May is fine with taking over a class for a colleague on sabbatical. She’s not so fine with the hot student who’s always seated front and center. Once upon a time she was that student...and the scars remain eight years after it ended.Yet this guy seems different from the others. Despite the alarm bells in her head warning her about history repeating itself, she is drawn toward the forbidden once again—even though this time it could consume her. Lucien North’s past is darker than the ink on his skin, a reminder of a time when survival was a fight to the death. Seducing his beautiful professor wasn’t supposed to be part of his plan to put it behind him, but there’s something about Eleanor that’s gotten hold of him and won’t let go.Together they light up the night, but will their powerful desire lead them to love—or drag them both to the brink of disaster?Warning: Contains a younger man so hot he might scorch your fingertips, and forbidden lust so tempting, there’s no point in trying to resist. Check your inhibitions at the door—it’s WTFery 101 and class is in session.

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four-half-stars

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Book Review: Shay Savage – Transcendence

Book Review: Shay Savage – TranscendenceTranscendence by Shay Savage
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on 2014-02-14
Genres: Fiction, General, Historical, Romance
Pages: 312
Format: eBook
Goodreads
five-stars
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It's said that women and men are from two different planets when it comes to communication, but how can they overcome the obstacles of prehistoric times when one of them simply doesn't have the ability to comprehend language? Ehd's a caveman living on his own in a harsh wilderness. He's strong and intelligent, but completely alone. When he finds a beautiful young woman in his pit trap, it's obvious to him that she is meant to be his mate. He doesn't know where she came from, she's wearing some pretty odd clothing, and she makes a lot of noises with her mouth that give him a headache. Still, he's determined to fulfill his purpose in life – provide for her, protect her, and put a baby in her.Elizabeth doesn't know where she is or exactly how she got there. She's confused and distressed by her predicament, and there's a caveman hauling her back to his cavehome. She's not at all interested in Ehd's primitive advances, and she just can't seem to get him to listen. No matter what she tries, getting her point across to this primitive but beautiful man is a constant – and often hilarious – struggle. With only each other for company, they must rely on one another to fight the dangers of the wild and prepare for the winter months. As they struggle to coexist, theirs becomes a love story that transcends language and time.

Transcendence by Shay Savage is such an unusual and interesting book.  It’s quite different to describe without giving away too many spoilers but I can tell you, that I haven’t read a book like this before. A very unique writing style.

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five-stars

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Book Review: Nalini Singh – Archangel’s Shadows

Book Review: Nalini Singh – Archangel’s ShadowsArchangel's Shadows by Nalini Singh
Published by Penguin on 2014-10-28
Genres: Fiction, General, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 384
Goodreads
five-stars
In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot—should not—be walking the streets.

This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…

Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.

This is a quick first impression & review of Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh.
I literally spent the whole night up and reading… and it was worth it! :D

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five-stars

Alle Jahre wieder… Wunschliste :)

Es ist wieder an der Zeit eine (imaginäre?) Wunschliste aufzustellen!
Den Anstoß dazu hat Pia gestern auf Instagram gemacht :)

Die Sachen auf der Wunschliste werde ich mir sehr wahrscheinlich selber bis Dezember gönnen (wenn mein “Kaufstopp” <- haha vorbei ist), denn für mich gibt’s eigentlich nichts schöneres, als sich bestimmte Sachen selbst zu kaufen, weil man es sich verdient hat (seitdem ich neben der Uni quasi in Vollzeit arbeite, lernt man das Geld doch anders und mehr zu schätzen).

Ich bin aber eher so eine Impuls-Käuferin, von daher stehen einige Sachen nicht auf dieser Liste ;) das hier sind nur Produkte, um die ich schon seit Monaten rumtanze….

Was sind eure Sachen auf der Wunschliste?
Hier seht ihr meine kleine, aber feine Liste:

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Review: ASTOR Perfect Stay 24H Foundation + Perfect Skin Primer

Erster Eindruck:
Perfect Stay 24H Foundation + Perfect Skin Primer (Golden Beige 102)

Ja…. ich habe meinen Kaufstopp gebrochen, nachdem ich bei Rossmann die 30% Aktion gesehen habe…… Gnnnnn…… aber immerhin habe ich einige Tage lang durchgehalten… ich glaube, ich muss mir was anderes überlegen, sowas wie ein monatliches Limit, denn komplett halte ich anscheinend nicht durch. Naja. Auf geht’s zum ersten Eindruck!

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