Friday, November 24, 2017

Sign Up Book Promo's

Today I’d like to share two awesome Book Promo’s with you guys organized by Maureen’s Books Promotions. Both are open for Sign Ups and I would be super excited to have you on board. ;)

Book Promo 'Grigori' by Lauren Smith:

‘Grigori’ is a Paranormal Romance novel and the first book in the Brothers of Ash and Fire series that was published on October 17th. This Book Promo is scheduled for December 14th and there will be a fun Excerpt to share.

Sign-ups will end on December 10th. Media Kits will be send out a week before the start of the promo. 

About the Book:’s one of the last of a powerful but vanishing bloodline …
Grigori Barinov is the eldest in an ancient line of dragon shifters and the guardian of his family’s lands and fortune. Sworn to protect their history and magic, he won’t rest until he neutralizes any threat to their existence. When he discovers an ancient manuscript that exposes his family and their dragon lineage has fallen into a mortal woman’s hands, he knows he must get the book back by any means necessary. If that means seducing a nosy American woman with an intoxicating scent, he is more than willing to carry her off to his palatial home deep in the heart of Russia. 

She’s the one woman who could expose him to the world…
Madelyn Haynes has never fit in. As an adopted child she grew up in a loving home but never felt as though she belonged. Plagued by mysterious dreams she’s had of a silver scaled beast ever since she was a little girl, she is convinced dragons are real. While in Russia working on her PhD in mythology in order to escape the ridicule from fellow professors, she unexpectedly crosses paths with the sexy and dominating Grigori, and after just one night with the man whose eyes seem to burn, she starts to change inside. Isolated in the Russian wilderness Grigori calls home, Madelyn can’t help but fall under his sensual spell, yet something deep inside her calls out that she can’t trust him. She has to show the world dragons are real to salvage academic reputation, even if it means costing her the heart of the dragon she’s falling in love with.

About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren Smith is an Oklahoma attorney by day, author by night who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She knew she was destined to be a romance writer when she attempted to re-write the entire Titanic movie just to save Jack from drowning. Connecting with readers by writing emotionally moving, realistic and sexy romances no matter what time period is her passion. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including: New England Reader’s Choice Awards, Greater Detroit BookSeller’s Best Awards, and a Semi-Finalist award for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award.

For more information about Lauren please visit her website. Or visit her on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook and Twitter

Book Promo 'Aphrodite's Tears' by Hannah Fielding:

Aphrodite’s Tears’ is a beautiful Romance novel that will be published on January 25th. This Book Promo will last for 10 days and each day will bring a Unique teaser. And not to mention an awesome Giveaway with a Signed Copy of the book and a gorgeous Greek Mythology Scarf (worth £180) as a price!!

Sign-ups will end on January 12th! Media Kits will be send out a week before the start of the promo. 

About the Book: ancient Greece, one of the twelve labours of Heracles was to bring back a golden apple from the Garden of Hesperides. To archaeologist Oriel Anderson, joining a team of Greek divers on the island of Helios seems like the golden apple of her dreams. 

Yet the dream becomes a nightmare when she meets the devilish owner of the island, Damian Lekkas. In shocked recognition, she is flooded with the memory of a romantic night in a stranger’s arms, six summers ago. A very different man stands before her now, and Oriel senses that the sardonic Greek autocrat is hell-bent on playing a cat and mouse game with her. 

As they cross swords and passions mount, Oriel is aware that malevolent eyes watch her from the shadows. Dark rumours are whispered about the Lekkas family. What dangers lie in Helios, a bewitching land where ancient rituals are still enacted to appease the gods, young men risk their lives in the treacherous depths of the Ionian Sea, and the volatile earth can erupt at any moment? 

Will Oriel find the hidden treasures she seeks? Or will Damian’s tragic past catch up with them, threatening to engulf them both?

About the Author: 

Hannah Fielding is an incurable romantic. The seeds for her writing career were sown in early childhood, spent in Egypt, when she came to an agreement with her governess Zula: for each fairy story Zula told, Hannah would invent and relate one of her own. Years later – following a degree in French literature, several years of travelling in Europe, falling in love with an Englishman, the arrival of two beautiful children and a career in property development – Hannah decided after so many years of yearning to write that the time was now. Today, she lives the dream: writing full time at her homes in Kent, England, and the South of France, where she dreams up romances overlooking breath-taking views of the Mediterranean. 

To date, Hannah has published five passionate, evocative novels: Burning Embers, a ‘romance like Hollywood used to make’, set in Kenya; the award-winning Echoes of Love, ‘an epic love story that is beautifully told’, set in Italy; and the Andalusian Nights trilogy – Indiscretion, Masquerade and Legacy – set in sensual, sultry Spain.

For more information about Hannah Fielding and her books please visit her website. Or visit her on Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter

For more information please visit Maureen's Books Promotions.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Things I'm Grateful For

First of all I’d like to say Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. I hope you all have a great day with lots of amazing food and the people you love around you. I’m already jealous of all those gorgeous looking recipes that are being made and shared on Social Media. LOL!! Have fun and be thankful.

Although I live in the Netherlands and we obviously don’t celebrate Thanksgiving today, since it’s an annual holiday in the United States, I found myself thinking about all those things I’m thankful for. And in a world that’s sometimes very hard and brutal, it can be nice to think of the things your grateful for and I’d like to share a view of those things with you.

I'm grateful for my husband. Without him I would not be here today, doing what I love, believing in myself and having in faith in our love. He is my rock, my hero and the love of my life and I’m thankful I now can say I’m his wife.

I’m grateful for my beautiful strong mother and her kind loving man. I’m grateful they found each other, and I get to see them happy. And I’m grateful to be their daughter. 

I’m grateful for my family and family-in-law. Although we are not your run-of-the-mill family I’m grateful for you and for the things we get to share together. Life is definitely interesting with all of you.

I’m grateful for my job as a Nurse. I’m grateful I get to help people in their roughest moments.  Although it’s sometimes hard, I am thankful I get to be a Nurse and meet so many different people and learn little bits and pieces about their lives. 

And, I’m grateful for people that inspire me to be a better person. People around me, but also people across the world who I only know through social media. Even though there are some crazy people out there, getting so see, read, watch all of you guys gives me hope for this world. 

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

My Favorite.. Romance Story

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 and the upcoming subjects visit the My Favorite Meme. page.

I am a big Romance lover. Ever since I was a little girl, I could easily drift away dreaming about Prince Charming, fairytales, happy endings etc. And because of that I read a lot of romance novels, and watched a lot of romantic movies. And although I can think of many romance stories there is one that I thought of immediately when I wrote down this topic: the story of Allie and Noah in the Notebook by Nicholas Sparks.

I read ‘The Notebook’ by Nicholas Sparks and I watched the movie several times and I just love this story. It’s a beautiful story, nothing impossibly good, but honest and real and I think it’s one of the most amazing romantic stories I’ve ever read or seen. 

“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..”

Sigh.. Just reading this particular part again makes me swoon. There is just something so pure about this story and I love it. It’s so romantic!! I think what I loved most is how much Allie and Noah loved each other. Although it took them a long time to get their happy ending, they never stopped thinking or loving each other. And although the ending isn’t perfect, it is romantic and real.

What is your favorite romance story?

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Sunday Post #72: Weekend Trip

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ Its a chance to share news ~ A Post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I’m writing this on Friday morning because we are going on a trip this weekend. And I’m super excited. We are going to Den Haag, or The Hague it’s called in English. The Hague is a city on the western coast of the Netherlands and we are going with two friends. We booked two rooms in the Hilton there. And I’m super excited. We got this great deal on a beautiful hotel room there and we’re are leaving around 10 a.m. this morning, till Sunday. My husband and his best friend are going to this international Whiskey event today till 5 p.m. and while I’m waiting on my husband’s best friends girlfriend (LOL!! Do you still follow?) I’m going to browse the beautiful book stores there. She will be here in the afternoon, so I’ll have some time. And we will go out to dinner, and just have a lot of fun this weekend. So I won’t be blogging at least till Sunday evening. 

This week was pretty slow. I worked the final four days of my six dayshifts in a row and I was completely exhausted. But it was a good week!

Books & Blogging:

Blogging wise I’ve tried to visit as many as you guys as I could possible squeeze in. I’m still not completely satisfied, so I’ll try to do more this week. It’s a challenge sometimes with working full time as a nurse, starting my promotion business, doing house work and spending time with my husband.. But I’ll find my way soon! :D

This week another Sign-Up went life for Maureen’s Books Promotions. It’s a Book Promo for ‘Grigori: A Royal Dragon Romance’ by Lauren Smith. ‘Grigori’ is a Paranormal Romance novel and the promo will be for December 14th. If you have a spot left, I would love it if you could sign up!

Next week there will be another Sign-Up ready to go. It’s for a ten day event in January and I’m super excited about it. Keep your eyes open for the sign up! ;)

I also updated my 'My Favorite' list for 2018. So check it out if you're interested! 

So things are going pretty good. I’ve been reading in the late hours of the evenings, and I’m definitely feeling like I’m completely back in reading paradise. LOL!! I should stop requesting book on Netgalley though. My TBR is getting to damn long!! Sigh..

How was your week? What did you read?

Last Week on the Blog:

This Week on the Blog:

  • My Favorite.. Romance Story
  • Review ‘A Winter’s Tale’ by Carrie Elks

New Arrivals:

Received from Netgalley
Received from The AudioBookWorm
Received from Netgalley

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