Monday, September 22, 2014

Review: Festive in Death

Judul : Festive in Death
Seri : In Death #39
Author : J.D. Robb
ISBN13 : 9781101617274
Edisi : Ebook (September 2014)
Penerbit : Penguin Group
Tebal : 400 halaman
Bahasa : Inggris
Genre : Adult, Romance, Thriller, Mystery/Investigation
Average Rating : 4.25 (per 22 September 2014)
Tanggal Dibaca : 15 September 2014
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Baca Juga : Concealed in Death (buku #38)
Note : Review ini masuk dalam Lucky No. 14 Kategori Favorite Author, RC Books in English 2014

Festive in Death:   
Eve Dallas deals with a homicide—and the holiday season—in the latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn't count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who'd been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler's enemies, she's also dealing with her Christmas shopping list—plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband's upcoming holiday bash.

Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year's 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer.

Love, she thought again, came in all colors, shapes, and sizes. She'd hit the jackpot with hers.
-Eve Dallas, Ch. 3

I love you beyond speech. Beyond reason.
-Roarke, Ch. 17

Roarke + Eve is back!
Dan kali ini, mereka merayakan Natal ketiga mereka sebagai pasangan suami istri. Dan terhitung, sudah 2.5 tahun mereka menika *kapan mau punya anaak? X)*

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rock Addiction Blog Tour


Soo, guys. Have you read Rock Addiction yet?
As Nalini's big fan, I can't pass this opportunity to get my hands on Nalini's latest book. Actually, though, Rock Addiction now has it sequel. I'm lucky to already have Rock Courtship sitting on my Kindle.

This time, I'll just post an excerpt from Rock Addiction and reposting the giveaway. Enjoy.


Release date: September 9th, 2014

Buy the book!

A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…




EXCERPT FROM ROCK ADDICTION
BY NALINI SINGH

Excerpt:   
FOX HADN’T BECOME THE LEAD singer of one of the best-selling rock bands in history by being a shrinking violet. No, he went after what he wanted, no holds barred. And the raw promise he could feel between him and Molly? He had to know where it would lead, the need so strong he hadn’t felt anything like it since the day he’d figured out that music was his escape, the air in his lungs.

Which was why he was leaning against the wall beside Molly’s apartment at five that afternoon, a guitar by his side.

The elevator doors opened at a quarter after the hour, Molly going motionless two steps outside of it, the doors closing silently at her back. Yeah, she hadn’t expected him, but Fox was ready to work with that. Waiting patiently as she took a deep breath and completed the trek down the corridor, he drew in the scent of her, his gaze lingering on the fluttering pulse in her neck.

“How did you get past security?”

Fox smiled slowly at the blurted-out question, wondering if Molly knew how bad she was at hiding her emotions. He liked it, liked that he saw the real Molly, not an illusion she’d created to tempt him—not that she had to do anything but smile to tempt him. “I told you the security sucks.”

Unable to resist, he reached out to run his finger down one creamy cheek flushed with a mix of surprise, passion, and, he was certain, sweet, hot feminine anger. His guess was borne out when Molly unlocked her door with jittery hands and put down her handbag on one corner of the bench, her fingers trembling before she curled them into her palms. “You’re breaking the rules.”
“What rules?” Closing the door, he leaned back on it and willed her to face him. Much as he loved the shape of her from the back, he liked watching those expressive eyes whisper her mood to him.

Shoulders tight, she turned. “This was supposed to be a one-night stand.”

“Ah.” Folding his arms over the plain black of his T-shirt, he said, “How about a one-month stand instead?” He knew he had to play this exactly right. Molly was wary of him, and yeah, he could understand why. To have her in his life beyond a fleeting instant, he’d have to win her trust.

She jerked up her head. “What?”

“Why not? I like you. You like me.” He smiled—because the reason Molly had needed to jerk up her head was that she’d been staring at his chest. “Admit it.”

Sitting down on the bench, she began to unzip her boots, very obviously not looking at him. “You’re okay for a rock star.”

He wanted to bite her, then pet her until she was limp and languid in his arms. “We burn up together.” Deliberately modulating his voice—his instrument—for maximum effect, low and bedroom rough, he saw her fingers stutter on the zipper. “I’m here for a month. It’s an easy equation.”

When the words “Let me think about it” fell from her mouth, he thought she might’ve been as startled as he was, her lips parting on a slight gasp—as if to call back the declaration.

**FIRST SEEN AT THE ROCK STARS OF ROMANCE**
ADDITIONAL EXCERPTS CAN BE FOUND HERE:
First Glimpse at Maryse http://bit.ly/1qxMFx9

Natasha is a Bookjunkie: http://bit.ly/1qz6FOK
Vilma's Book Blog: http://bit.ly/1u4KpP2
Heroes & Heartbreakers: http://bit.ly/1qFKo1w

And just in case you haven't check Rock Courtship out, here's a blurb and the fancy cover.


What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?

A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet, David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band’s publicist and the woman who steals his breath away with her every move.

Only problem is, Thea doesn’t date clients—or musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she’s not about to risk her heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his sexy smile ties her up in knots.

What she doesn’t know is that David is a one-woman man...and he’s madly in love with her. David’s determined to prove he’s worth the risk, and willing to court her, step by exquisite step. Thea’s about to discover just how long and hard this handsome drummer can play.

Pre-Order Now!

About Nalini Singh
NEW YORK TIMES AND USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about a hot and wickedly tempting rock star. If you’re seeing a theme here, you’re not wrong.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing. If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. Once Rock Addiction is out, swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the book.



And don't forget the giveaway. A hundred bucks can get me through my whole current wishlist.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Rock Addiction is Out Now!


For all of you who've been waiting for another books from Nalini, I guess this is your lucky day!
ROCK ADDICTION, Nalini's contemporary romance, is out today, September 9th. And just like before with the cover reveal, today I'm doing the Release Day Blitz (courtesy of TRSOR Promotion).

As for the review, let's wait for the blog tour. And let's hope Rock Addiction is translated to Indonesian so Indonesian readers can enjoy Fox!

PS: We also got a giveaway (again).


Release date: September 9th, 2014

Buy the book!

A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…


Alsoooo, there is the blurb about ROCK COURTSHIP, book 1.5 of Rock Kiss. The book is about David, Fox's bandmate.


What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?

A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet, David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band’s publicist and the woman who steals his breath away with her every move.

Only problem is, Thea doesn’t date clients—or musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she’s not about to risk her heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his sexy smile ties her up in knots.

What she doesn’t know is that David is a one-woman man...and he’s madly in love with her. David’s determined to prove he’s worth the risk, and willing to court her, step by exquisite step. Thea’s about to discover just how long and hard this handsome drummer can play.

Pre-Order Now!

About Nalini Singh
NEW YORK TIMES AND USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about a hot and wickedly tempting rock star. If you’re seeing a theme here, you’re not wrong.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing. If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. Once Rock Addiction is out, swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the book.



And just like before we have an international giveaway (again, courtesy of TRSOR Promotion). And note the prize, guys. It's a US$ 100 voucher. So log in and participate.

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Saturday, September 06, 2014

Love Letter for Curran Lennart

Surat cinta ini kubuat atas request roomie-neighbor Sasti, yang lagi tergila-gila sama seri Kate Daniels. Dari kemarin-kemarin ya si Curran ini yang dibawa-bawa. Jadinya aku keinget sama crush yang sempat aku punya buat Curran, sampai tiba-tiba aku berhenti baca Magic Rises. Biasaa, kalau cowoknya udah jadian sama si cewek, hilang lah seleraku buat nerusin serinya. Tapi melihat potensi keseruan Magic Breaks, rasanya aku bakal baca Magic Rises dalam waktu dekat karena toh aku udah baca sampai Gunmetal Magic.

Curran sebagai book-boyfriend? Hmm, boleh lah. Asalkan dia nggak kebiasaan mengaum ke arahku aja X)

Dear Curran,
Sejujurnya, singa bukan hewan favoritku. Aku selalu jiper kalau ke Taman Safari dan ngelewatin singa-singa yang lagi bermalas-malasan #dasarkucing. Takut tiba-tiba kamu mendadak lapar dan lompat ke atas mobilku, lalu menganggapku sebagai pengganti makan siang. Atau malah makanan pembuka.

Anyway, karena kamulah, aku nggak sehoror itu lagi kalau ngeliat singa muncul di tivi. Untuk pertama kalinya, aku bersimpati padamu. Emang nggak ada hubungannya sama spesies singa pada umumnya sih, tapi sampai sekarang, otakku mengasosiasikan singa = Curran. Weird, huh? Mungkin karena otakku nggak bingung kayak kalau aku harus menghubungkan nama serigala. Too many wolves in my head, but there is only one lion.

Kenapa aku bersimpati kepadamu? Because Kate is probably one of the most confusing and most complicated heroines ever. Aku ngerti kenapa kadang kamu gondok dan pengen mengaum pada Kate, kalau pasanganku sebebal Kate aku juga sebel. Hubunganmu dengan Kate juga lama majunya karena Kate ngotot nggak mau nerima kamu #pukpuk. Tapi saat kalian berdua bersama, boom! Kate jadi lebih humoris dan tolerable, walaupun kamu tambah posesif #pffft

Kata Sasti, dia tertarik sama kamu tanpa alasan. Sampai speechless dia. Diam-diam mematikan gitu lah. Rasanya pantes sama deskripsimu. Yah, she knows better, wong Sasti calon dokter hewan -_____-" Kamu cowok yang intens, secara fisik kamu mengintimidasi, dan keposesifanmu pada Kate juga bikin aku kepengen punya cowok kayak kamu #diemdiemlapiler Kamu satu-satunya pacar shifter yang bisa mengintimidasiku dan bikin aku panas dingin sekaligus.

Dear Beast Lord,
Aku dan Sasti berharap kamu nggak terlalu bikin Kate frustrasi. Karena aku belum baca Magic Rises, aku nggak tau apa kamu berencana melamar dia atau gimana. Tapi pleaaaasee, jangan gantung dia. She deserves the best, you know? Mending kamu segera meminta dia menjadi Beast Lady resmimu. That'd be fun.

Semoga suatu saat nanti kita dipertemukan kembali di Magic Rises.

Love,

Nina
(on behalf of Sasti)

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Review: Rule

Judul : Rule
Seri : Marked Men #1
Author : Jay Crownover
ISBN : 006230237X (ISBN13: 9780062302373)
Edisi : Ebook (Mei 2013)
Penerbit : HarperCollins Publishers
Tebal : 432 halaman
Bahasa : Inggris
Genre : New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Average Rating : 4.20 (per 3 September 2014)
Tanggal Dibaca : 25 Agustus 2014
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Note : Review ini masuk dalam RC Lucky No. 14 Kategori It's Been There Forever, RC Books in English 2014, RC New Authors 2014

Rule:   
Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters.

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight--A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn't want--and the only person she's never tried to please. She isn't afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won't listen.

To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother's girl. She lives by other people's rules; he makes his own. He doesn't have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she's the only one who can see the person he truly is.

But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other.

The first Marked Men novel in Jay Crownover's combustible New Adult series.

Loving Rule had never been easy. It was always hard and painful and the payoff had been years coming, but I had never decided he wasn't worth it.
-Shaw Landon, Ch. 16

Life without you in it is doable, but if I have a choice, I want to do it with you by my side.
-Rule Archer, Ch. 17

Warning: Konten dewasa, hotness overloaded #idihbahasanya Tidak ditujukan untuk usia 17 tahun kebawah :D

Buku ini udah ngendon di laptop selama lebih dari 8 bulan, karena aku inget downloadnya sebelum UAS bulan Desember kemarin. Entah kenapa, dulu setelah baca satu chapter, aku kehilangan selera dan maju mundur mau bacanya. Dua minggu yang lalu, Ertika dari PNF 'nyuruh' aku baca buku ini. Dan voila!

Monday, September 01, 2014

Review: Sundays at Tiffany's

Judul : Sundays at Tiffany's
Author : James Patterson dan Gabrielle Charbonnet
ISBN13: 9780316014779
Edisi : Hardcover (Januari 2007)
Penerbit : Little, Brown, and Company
Tebal : 309 halaman
Bahasa : Inggris
Genre : Adult Romance, Fantasy (a bit)
Average Rating : 3.69 (per 1 September 2014)
Tanggal Dibaca : 8 Agustus 2014
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Note : Review masuk dalam RC Lucky No. 14 Kategori Visit the Country, RC Books in English 2014

Sundays at Tiffany's:   
As a little girl, Jane has no one. Her mother Vivienne Margaux, the powerful head of a major New York theater company has no time for her. But she does have one friend--Michael--and no one can see him but her. But Michael can't stay with Jane forever, and on her eighth birthday, her imaginary friend must leave her.

When Jane is in her thirties, working for her mother's company, she is just as alone as she was as a child. Her boyfriend hardly knows she's there and is more interested in what Vivienne can do for his career. Her mother practically treats her as a slave in the office, despite the great success of Jane's first play, "Thank Heaven." Then she finds Michael--handsome, and just the same as she remembers him, only now he's not imaginary. For once in her life, Jane is happy--and has someone who loves her back. But not even Michael knows the reason behind why they've really been reunited.

"I'm right here, Jane. That's my hand holding your hand. That's my fast-beating heart you can hear."
-Michael, Ch. 60
“Just because life is hard, and always ends in a bad way, doesn't mean that all stories have to, even if that's what they tell us in school and in the New York Times Review. In fact, it's a good thing that stories are as different as we are, one from another.”
-Jane Margaux, Ch. 82

Sundays at Tiffany's merupakan salah satu buku yang udah lamaaa banget masuk wishlist. Seorang peri baik hati akhirnya menyediakan buku ini buatku. So thank you :) Awalnya aku agak leery juga sih, karena ada beberapa review di Goodreads yang cuma ngasih satu bintang. Tapi nekat aja diserang bukunya, habis sayang juga kalau nggak dibaca.

Update: New Authors RC Juli - Agustus


Happy September :)
Iya, iya aku tahu. Kedengarannya cheesy, apalagi karena hari ini adalah hari pertama kuliah, dan akhirnya aku bisa relate sama semua meme di 9GAG yang kemarin aku liatin.

Awal  bulan ganjil berarti saatnya update progres New Authors Reading Challenge. I've been a very busy girl, karena bisa baca berbagai macam buku dan aku berhasil mengurangi timbunan. Tapi tetep aja, daftar to-read di Goodreads malah nambah banyak.

Juli

  1. Written In Red - Anne Bishop (18 Juli)
  2. Brother's Keeper - Elizabeth Finn (23 Juli)
  3. The Edge of Never - J.A. Redmerski (25 Juli)
Agustus
  1. Love, In English - Karina Halle (9 Agustus)
  2. A Silent Prayer - Samreen Ahsan (15 Agustus)
  3. Kindling The Moon - Jenn Bennett (19 Agustus)
  4. Tall, Tatted, and Tempting - Tammy Faulkner (22 Agustus)
  5. Dangerous to Know and Love - Jane Harvey-Berrick (24 Agustus)
  6. Rule - Jay Crownover (25 Agustus)
  7. Forever Black - Sandi Lynn (25 Agustus)
  8. Lick - Kylie Scott (27 Agustus)
Total, dalam dua bulan, aku berhasil menyelesaikan 11 buku dan naik tingkat ke Middle.

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