Wednesday, September 20, 2017

My Favorite.. Restaurant



My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.

I love restaurants! Going out for dinner is one of my favorite things to do. Especially when it’s date night with my husband. Going out for dinner always feels special to me. Good food, some nice drinks, good company.. to me it’s the perfect way to spend a free evening. And we’re very lucky to be able to go out for dinner at least once a month, and sometimes even more. There are many restaurants I love but there is one restaurant that is my favorite.

And that restaurant is called ‘Het Arsenaal’ and it was also the location of our wedding a view months back. Not only is the food very tasty and unlike most restaurants, it also has this special kind of feeling to it that I love. It just looks very nice, the waiters are very kind and it just feels like a celebration every time we go there. Sigh.. Yes.. Definitely my favorite restaurant.

Our beautiful wedding table at 'Het Arsenaal'
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Promo 'The Long Way Home' by K. Langston


Today I’m excited to share with you a promo for ‘The Long Way Home’ by K. Langston. ‘The Long Way Home’ is a Contemporary Romance novel and was re-released last week on September 14th.


About the Book:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36227368-the-long-way-home?from_search=true
Broken. Shattered. Destroyed.

Healing seems impossible.  

Moving on… 

Unbearable.  

I can’t let go of the past. The overwhelming guilt won’t let me. I fight the pain every single day but it’s not getting any easier to carry, and there are days when I wonder if I will ever find happiness. 

Or if I even deserve it.   

Determined to endure my misery alone, I’ve pushed everyone out of my life, including my best friend, Linc. Now he’s back and he won’t leave without a fight. He’s tearing down my walls and forcing me to face what I’ve kept buried for so long. Because of him, I feel like I can finally breathe again, and there’s a sliver of hope weaving its way into my heart.  

Will it be enough to save me from the darkness that threatens to drown me?   

Love isn’t always easy.   

But it’s always worth it.

Author’s note: The Long Way Home is a new edition of the previously published book titled Sylvie. With the exception of a new cover, blurb, title, and added bonus material all other content remains the same.

The Facts:


Publication Date:
September 14th, 2017
Series:
-
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Pages:
242
Formats:
eBook, Paperback
Available at:

Excerpt:


It’s nearly dark when I wander out onto the porch and find Linc packing up his tools and loading up his truck.

“I won’t be here tomorrow so make sure you bring water and your lunch.” 

He chuckles, the sound soothing and warm. “I will.” 

Slamming the tailgate of his truck, he walks to the foot of the steps. The porch light illuminates his face as a smile teases the corners of his lips. 

I fold my arms across my chest. 

I’ve never had to fight so hard at it. When Dean was here it was easier to mask. But now that he’s gone, it’s taking everything I have to cover it up. 

He props a booted foot onto the bottom step. “We’ll be finished tomorrow.” 

“Good.” 

Step. 

“Doesn’t mean I’m finished with you though.”

Step. 

“Told ya I ain’t goin’ nowhere.” Linc plants his feet on the porch, standing directly in front of me, eyes gleaming with affection. The green irises set my body on fire and build an inferno of heat, raging in my heart and between my legs. 

“What’s for dinner?” 

I smile because, damn it all to hell, when it comes to him, I can’t help myself. “Fish sticks and macaroni and cheese.” 

He smirks. “You know that’s my favorite.” 

One minute I’m standing on my front porch, trying desperately to resist him. And the next minute, I’m in his arms…

Giving in. 

His lips claim mine, soft yet hard paired with unmistakable determination. His warm tongue tangles with mine, tasting of deep longing and strong desire. 

The kiss of that desperate boy long ago pales in comparison to that of this unyielding man.

I throw my arms around his shoulders as he backs me into the door. “I’ve waited a fucking lifetime for this?” he whispers across my lips before seizing them once more, renewing his passion. 

I’ve dreamed of this moment for so long, to feel his touch, to taste his lips once more. The possessive manner in which his fingers brand my skin, the way his tongue greedily slides against mine.

Linc begins to slow the kiss but I’m not ready for it to end, so I dig deeper and pull tighter, in my vain attempt to soar higher. 

I don’t want to let this moment go. 

Ever. 

His hands cup my face and I can sense him trying to pull away, so I let him, because otherwise I’ll beg him to take me right here and now. His forehead rests against mine, and I take this opportunity to breathe him in. 

“God, I’ve missed you so much.”

“I’ve missed you, too,” I say, still trying to grasp the reality of what is happening. “I still can’t believe you’re here.” 

His eyes meet mine as confusion settles on his face. “Why?”

“Because of everything that’s happened between us. Because of everything I said to you. I thought you would hate me forever. It’s what I wanted.” 

“I could never hate you.” 

“I would hate me,” I whisper.

His hands move to my back, pulling me into his chest. “Know what I hate? I hate what he’s done to you. I hate what he took away from us, and most of all, I hate that you’re still letting him.” 

God, I hate it, too. 

 “It’s time.” 

 “I know.” I agree, because even though I don’t deserve him, I need him in order to survive this.

About the Author:


K lives in the deep south with her husband of 16 years, their two children and fur babies, Sadie and Birdie. She released her debut novel Because You're Mine in September 2013 and has since released three follow-up books in the MINE series. Her newest series, Brothers in Blue, is packed full of romance and suspense and features six alpha brothers.

She was also a contributing author to the USA Today Bestselling anthology, F*cking Awkward and co-wrote Unlawful Justice with fellow author and friend, KC Lynn.

When she's not penning her next story, you can find her nose buried between the pages of a good book or she's on social media because look. SQUIRREL!!
 

For more information about K. Langston please visit her Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter

Friday, September 15, 2017

Review 'The Lying Game' by Ruth Ware


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32054096-the-lying-game
The text message is just three words: I need you.

Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten. She spent the most significant days of her life at boarding school on the marshes there, days which still cast their shadow over her now.

Something terrible has been found on the beach. Something which will force Isa to confront her past, together with the three best friends she hasn't seen for years, but has never forgotten. Theirs is no cosy reunion: Salten isn't a safe place for them, after what they did.

At school the girls used to play the Lying Game. They competed to convince people of the most outrageous stories. But for some, did the boundary between fact and fantasy become too blurred?

And how much can you really trust your friends?

The Facts:


Publication Date:
June 15th, 2017
Series:
-
Genre:
Thriller, Mystery
Pages:
384
Formats:
eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio
Available at:

My Review:


A view weeks ago I came across Reese Witherspoon’s bookclub called ‘RW Bookclub’. Since I love Reese as an author, and already followed here on Instagram, I knew she loved reading so I started following her book club’s Instagram page. And in the beginning of August they shared their new book of the month ‘The Lying Game’. This sounded like a fun new thriller, and since they were so enthusiastic about it I bought it with a gift card I received for my birthday. And as soon as it arrived I started reading.

‘Four friends. One promise. But someone isn’t telling the truth.’ Well, who doesn’t get excited when they see that on a cover?! I know I did. ‘The Lying Game’ is a very thrilling read, that keeps you guessing till the very last page. We meet these four friends, who supposedly are best friends but somehow they haven’t seen each other in years. Something happened to them years ago, and it changed everything. But what really happened? 

Throughout this book, we don’t know for a long time what happened all those years ago. All we know is that something happened when they were younger, and that they got expelled from their school and lost touch. But when one them, Kate,  sends the message ‘I Need You’’, they all come running. Why? It sure kept me excited and determined to keep on reading until I knew what really happened. 

‘The Lying Game’ was my first Ruth Ware book, and I must say I loved it. I loved getting to know these characters, their lives now, the suspense of finding out the truth, but also their shared history. I loved how this book kept me guessing. And I loved how, little by little I got to know what really happened. And learning what the lying game was, was definitely interesting too. I wouldn’t have liked these girls when I was growing up, that’s for sure. 

The story is told from Isa’s point of view, and she wasn’t always very easy to like. She just had a daughter six months ago and somehow she changed into this mother who isn’t able to have a life away from home and her daughter. She is still breastfeeding her, and she doesn’t even let her partner, the girl’s father, help out most of the time. I found her very irritating at least a couple of times. And I could have loved the book just as much without all the breastfeeding moments. But still.. It didn’t make this book any less good for me.

 ‘The Lying Game’ was an exciting, thrilling and fun read that definitely was worth every penny. I’ll be reading more of Ruth Ware after this one!

My Rating:


About the Author:


Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer. She is married with two small children, and In a Dark, Dark Wood is her d├ębut thriller. 

For more information about Ruth Ware please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook and Twitter

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

My Favorite.. Bookmark



My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.

As a reader and a book blogger I love collecting bookmarks. Not that I have so many, and I  don’t go looking for bookmarks on the internet. But when I’m in a new bookstore, or a museum I love to buy myself a little souvenir in the form of a bookmark. I almost never use them, but I keep them in this box. And every once in a while I love to look through that box and remember all those places I visited.

But just like with everything else I do have a favorite bookmark. Well, to be honest five favorite bookmarks. And I haven't got them that long. But my favorite bookmarks are these gorgeous and awesome bookmarks from Harry Potter. I bought them a little while ago when I was visiting a new city with my husband. These were in this beautiful Disney and Movie store that was moving and they were 25% off. So… I had to buy them off course. And boy do I love looking at them. I haven't used them, and probably won't use them.. but looking at them sure is fun!


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