My Year in Books 2018 & Ankündigungen für 2019!

Diamond93 | Montag, 31. Dezember 2018 | 3 Kommentare
Goodbye, 2018!

Kaum zu glauben, dass schon wieder ein Jahr um ist und 2019 vor der Tür steht.

Lesetechnisch war 2018 überhaupt nicht mein Jahr.

Obwohl ich zu Anfang des Jahres noch hoch motiviert war, hat meine Motivation zum Lesen und auch zum Bloggen über das Jahr hinweg drastisch abgenommen.
Leseflauten waren mein ständiger Begleiter dieses Jahr und ich hoffe sehr, dass ich im neuen Jahr wieder in meinen Lesefluss komme.

Außerdem habe ich mir viele Gedanken gemacht und beschlossen eine kleine Bloggerpause einzulegen.

Ich habe gemerkt, dass mich die Motivation zum Bloggen und zum rezensieren, 
langsam im Stich lässt und ich glaube es wird mir gut tun, eine Pause einzulegen.

Ich werde mir von nun an nicht mehr den Stress machen, Bücher lesen zu müssen, um Rezensionen zu schreiben. 
Ich habe einfach gemerkt, dass ich besonders in diesem Jahr Bücher gelesen habe, nur um sie zu rezensieren und nicht, weil ich unbedingt lesen wollte.

Ich habe zum Beispiel ein Buch begonnen und mir während des Lesens schon Gedanken gemacht, was ich in die Rezension schreiben könnte, welche Zitate gut wären etc. und das hat mir ziemlich schnell den Spaß am Lesen verdorben. 
Früher war das nicht so.

Diese Lust, Bücher zu verschlingen und in neue Welten einzutauchen, hat mir in diesem Jahr besonders gefehlt und ich glaube, ich werde wieder meine Liebe für Bücher und fürs Lesen entdecken, wenn ich etwas Abstand nehme und mir selbst nicht mehr den Druck mache, Bücher zu lesen, damit ich sie rezensieren kann.

Natürlich werden trotzdem noch Beiträge wie Waiting on Wednesday, Neuerscheinungen & Co. folgen, denn diese machen mir noch immer Spaß und helfen auch mir dabei, den Überblick in der Welt der Bücher zu behalten.

(Außerdem werden die Rezensionen meiner Rezensionsexemplare, die noch ausstehen, ebenfalls folgen.)

Ich hoffe, du hast Verständnis

Vielleicht ging es dir ja auch mal so? 
Mich würde deine Meinung zu dem Thema sehr interessieren...


Aber nun zu meinem eigentlichen Beitrag: Mein Jahresrückblick 2018!

Die letzten Neuzugänge in diesem Jahr...

Diamond93 | Freitag, 28. Dezember 2018 | Kommentieren

Heute möchte ich dir meine Neuzugänge der letzten 3 Monate zeigen,
die letzten Neuzugänge in diesem Jahr...

Release Day Blitz: Something to Prove by Shannyn Schroeder

Diamond93 | Donnerstag, 27. Dezember 2018 | Kommentieren
 

It’s the release blitz for Shannyn Schroeder’s Something to Prove! Check it out and grab your copy of this sexy new contemporary romance today!


Title: SOMETHING TO PROVE
Author: Shannyn Schroeder
Genre: Contemporary Romance


  About SOMETHING TO PROVE: 

More than business...   Determined to show her father she's capable of running the family business, Elizabeth Brannigan sets out to save his struggling Chicago bar. But she'll need a little help dealing with the rough crowd. When she encounters the handsome co-owner of a thriving Irish pub, she's more than ready to take on those late night shenanigans.   Colin O’Leary’s father passed away before he could prove to him that he wasn’t a screw-up. Now he wants to show his brother he’s responsible enough to own a bar of his own. And Elizabeth just might be the saving grace he's always needed. Can they mix a little business and pleasure or will the merger destroy everything?

 


EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: 

This bar was doing something right.  
The bartender came over as she was reading the menu. “Hi. What can I get you tonight?” 
She looked up and swallowed hard. The man in front of herwas mouthwateringly gorgeous. His mussed black hair framed a face dominated by a happy-go-lucky smile. She lost her ability to form coherent sentences. “Uh…” 
He tilted his head and studied her face. “You look beat. Tough day?” 
She nodded. What was wrong with her? She didn’t do this around men. She’d had no fewer than eight different men try to pick her up tonight. This one was just doing his job, and she had to fight for focus. 
“How about an Irish coffee?” Dark brows arched over navy eyes. 
She cleared her throat. “Sounds good.” 
He walked away. She studied the menu. It wasn’t fancy. Like the rest of the bars, it offered burgers and hot wings, but they had more traditional pub fare, like fish and chips and shepherd’s pie. Her mouth watered at the thought of real food. The drink menu was plain as well, but at least displayed a list of drinks with the basic ingredients. Pictures and descriptions would’ve been better, but this bar had already exceeded the competition from the other Chicago neighborhood pubs she’d visited. 
The bartender returned with her Irish coffee. She sipped and found it perfect. The whipped cream puffed and floated on top and she used her straw to scoop some up. She ran her tongue over the cream-laden straw and heard a groan. 
She looked up to find the bartender looking at her. Replacing the straw, she waited for an explanation. 
His mouth quirked up at the corner. “Sorry. I couldn’t help it. That was downright sinful.” 
Her cheeks flamed. She was blushing? No. The alcohol from earlier in the evening was catching up with her and colliding with her exhaustion. He broke eye contact and mumbled, “Give me a holler if you need anything else.” 
He walked away and picked up a conversation with other customers. She tried not to be obvious in studying him and the way he interacted with people. This was something the other bars had been missing as well. A personal touch. 
She finished her drink, tossed cash on the bar, and took a few moments to wander toward the back of the bar. There was a small stage, a jukebox, and dartboards. Down a dimly lit hallway were the bathrooms. Too tired to think, she opted to leave. Part of her wanted to talk to some of the patrons, get their perspective as to why they came here, but it would have to wait. 
By morning, hopefully Meg would have information about The Irish Pub and, with any luck, the books wouldn’t be as bad as she imagined. As she wound her way back toward the front, raucous laughter exploded at the bar. The sexy bartender was enjoying something. 
He caught her eye as she passed. His laughter made his eyes twinkle with mischief, his smile lighting his face, like he had the best life in the world. She wondered what it would be like to feel that even for a night. It wasn’t that she was unhappy; she liked her life very much, in fact, but it had been too long since she’d experienced a laugh that shook her whole body.

       

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About the Author:

Shannyn Schroeder is the author of the O’Leary series and the For Your Love series, contemporary romances centered around large Irish-American families in Chicago and the Hot & Nerdy series about nerdy friends finding love. Look for her new series – The Dating Challenge in 2019. When she’s not wrangling her three kids or writing, she watches a ton of TV and loves to bake cookies.

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Waiting on Wednesday #239 (Falling Fast von Bianca Iosivoni)

Diamond93 | Mittwoch, 26. Dezember 2018 | Kommentieren

Die Idee dabei ist, jeden Mittwoch ein Buch vorzustellen, das demnächst erscheinen wird und das man unbedingt lesen möchte.

Diese Woche möchte ich euch folgendes Buch vorstellen:



Waiting on Wednesday #238 (Elemente der Schattenwelt #1 - Bloodbound von Laura Kneidl)

Diamond93 | Mittwoch, 19. Dezember 2018 | Kommentieren

Die Idee dabei ist, jeden Mittwoch ein Buch vorzustellen, das demnächst erscheinen wird und das man unbedingt lesen möchte.

Diese Woche möchte ich euch folgendes Buch vorstellen:



Release Day Blitz: The Boyfriend Collector by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Diamond93 | Dienstag, 18. Dezember 2018 | 1 Kommentar

Today we have the release day blitz for Mimi Jean Pamfiloff’s THE BOYFRIEND COLLECTOR! Check out this fun new contemporary romance and grab your copy today!

Title: THE BOYFRIEND COLLECTOR

Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About The Boyfriend Collector:

FIND MR. RIGHT IN 30 DAYS? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. Treated like a servant in her own home, twenty-year-old Rose Marie Hale can’t stop dreaming of her next birthday. It’s the day she’ll inherit a fortune, break free from her cruel family, and finally start living her life—finish school, travel, find love. After a lifetime of hardship, it’s all she’s ever wanted. But when Rose discovers she must marry before her twenty-first birthday to claim the money, she has no choice but to push herself out into the world in search of a man she can love and trust. Unfortunately, those are the very things that have been used as weapons against her. With only a month to go, can she find true love? Or will her past hold her back, leaving her penniless and alone? (Part One of Two)

Cover Reveal: The Fallback by Mariah Dietz

Diamond93 | Mittwoch, 12. Dezember 2018 | 1 Kommentar

Today we are sharing the cover reveal of THE FALLBACK by Mariah Dietz! It is a contemporary romance title that will release on January 10th. You can pre-order it now and check out the blurb below.

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THE FALLBACK by Mariah Dietz

Coming January 10th

Waiting on Wednesday #237 (Elite Kings Club #1 - Silver Swan von Amo Jones)

Diamond93 | Mittwoch, 12. Dezember 2018 | Kommentieren

Die Idee dabei ist, jeden Mittwoch ein Buch vorzustellen, das demnächst erscheinen wird und das man unbedingt lesen möchte.

Diese Woche möchte ich euch folgendes Buch vorstellen:



Cover Reveal: ANTON by Brenda Rothert

Diamond93 | Mittwoch, 5. Dezember 2018 | Kommentieren

Today we are sharing the cover reveal of ANTON by Brenda Rothert. This is a contemporary romance, standalone that will be releasing on January 29th. It kicks off the brand new Chicago Blaze hockey romance series. Pre-order your copy now for only $2.99!

Add the book to your TBR Pile now!

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Anton by Brenda Rothert

Releasing January 29

Chicago Blaze, #1

Pre-order on Amazon | Nook | Kobo | Apple Books

Book Blurb:

He’s known as Father Anton to his teammates—the brooding, sexy captain of the NHL’s Chicago Blaze has a reputation for…not having a reputation. Just like his diet and sleep routines, celibacy is part of Anton Petrov’s on-ice mojo. Or so they say. Anton stays mum on the subject. If the world thinks he chooses to abstain from sex, so be it. Better that than the truth getting out: there is a woman he burns for, but he can never have her. She’s his teammate’s wife, after all. Mia Marceau is finally on her own. Now that she and her husband are living apart, she’s finding the peace she was desperate for. She spends her days in classes and late nights bartending, making her own way in the world at last. After what she’s been through, as long as her husband leaves her alone, she doesn’t plan to rock the boat. He still has the power to hurt those dearest to her, and she can’t demand a divorce with such a high cost. A chance encounter with Mia has Anton hoping for a shot he never thought he’d get. And while she’s drawn to the intense, serious hockey center, Mia’s leery about playing with fire. That’s all Anton has ever known for Mia, though—a living, burning desire that won’t be denied—no matter the cost.

Waiting on Wednesday #236 (Die Chroniken der Hoffnung #1 - Der Klang der Täuschung von Mary E. Pearson)

Diamond93 | Mittwoch, 5. Dezember 2018 | Kommentieren

Die Idee dabei ist, jeden Mittwoch ein Buch vorzustellen, das demnächst erscheinen wird und das man unbedingt lesen möchte.

Diese Woche möchte ich euch folgendes Buch vorstellen: