Saturday, August 31, 2013

Stacking The Shelvess #4

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! This is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and anyone can get involved!

Bought:

Yesterday I went shopping and I couldnt resist stopping by my favourite bookstore, where I usually only buy non fiction. Here's what I gotten:
Gister ben ik lekker wezen shoppen en kon natuurlijk mijn favoriete boekenwinkel niet overslaan, hier koop ik meestal mijn non fictie voor spot prijzen. Hier wat ik gister gekocht heb:





For review:

* if you click on the image it will take you to the product page on amazon

Freebie:

* if you click on the image it will take you to the page of that particular book on amazon. Als je op de foto klikt kom op de pagina van het boek. Note: please check the pricing they might not be free anymore! Pas op: check eerst de prijs, het kan zijn dat die is verandert!


Swing Saturdays #13 Monthly Overview


Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.

1. Jonathan Rhys Meyers ~ Something Inside


 

2. The Carolina Chocolate Drops ~ Daughter's Lament 


 

3. Edwin McCain ~ I'll be


 

4. Alexandre Desplat ~  New Moon (The Meadow)

 

 

5. Muse ~ Neutron Star Collision


#11 Lowlands 

1. Biffy Clyro ~ Mountains



2. Black Keys ~ Little Black Submarines


3. Laura Marling ~ Alpha Shallows


4. Kitty, Daisy, Lewis ~ Going Up the Country


5. Villagers ~ Becoming a Jackal


#10 Indie!

1. The Kooks ~ She Moves In Her Own Way



2. Two Door Cinema Club ~ What You Know



3. The Killers ~ Somebody Told Me



4. De Staat ~ The Fantastic Journey of the underground man



5. The Wombats ~ Let's Dance To Joy Division




#9 Classic Rock

1. Led Zepplin ~ Stairway to heaven


2. Lynyrd Skynyrd ~ Free Bird


3. Guns N Roses ~ Sweet Child 'O Mine


4. Bon Jovi ~ Wanted Dead Or Alive


5. Green Day ~ She


That was my monthly musical overview!
Send me an email: icecoldpassions@gmail.com. Would love to hear what kind of music you like!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Swinging Saturdays #12 What is a movie without music?

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.
Hello lovely people,

I am again late with my Swinging Saturdays post, but I spend the whole day yesterday at a bird fair, helping out my mom and her boyfriend with the stand, selling and tasting insects. It was a great experience since everyone reacts different on eating insects. It was really fun!

Anyways, I do have a great Top 5 prepared for you. The top 5 Movie soundtracks! What's a movie without music, right? Oh, want to watch one of the best movies which centres around music?? Watch August Rush, I was in tears yet again, yes I have watched this movie several times. (It was on television so I had to watch it lol)

1. Jonathan Rhys Meyers ~ Something Inside

Movie: August Rush

2. The Carolina Chocolate Drops ~ Daughter's Lament

Movie: The Hunger Games

3. Edwin McCain ~ I'll be

Movie: A Cinderella story

4. Alexandre Desplat ~  New Moon (The Meadow)

Movie: New Moon

5. Muse ~ Neutron Star Collision

Movie: Eclipse

So that's it for my Top 5!!!
What is your Top 5 this week? 
Want to host Swing Saturdays next week? Send me an email: icecoldpassions@gmail.com I would love to hear what kind of music you like!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Swinging Saturdays #11 ~ Festival Fun

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.

Hello lovely music lovers, it's swinging Saturdays!!!

And it really is swinging today, because I am enjoying the Lowlands live stream on youtube!! Lowlands is one of the biggest music festivals in the Netherlands. Lot's of different genres are mixed here, but most importantly there a lot of non mainstream bands. Mostly unknown bands (to me) here's where I find awesome music. It is also broadcasted on tv. The other 2 big festivals are De Zwarte Cross and Pinkpop. Today, because it is Lowlands, I am doing a festival Top 5 of artist I found by watching the above festivals.

1. Biffy Clyro ~ Mountains

They played yesterday at Lowlands, but I missed it since I was taking a Spanish lesson.


2. Black Keys ~ Little Black Submarines

They played on Lowlands last year, heard them live on the radio, fell in love with them all over again. I also enjoyed their first album very much.

3. Laura Marling ~ Alpha Shallows

I watched this on television while they were playing at lowlands or pinkpop, I watched open mouthed and couldn't take my eyes of the screen, such an interesting band!!! Love it...

4. Kitty, Daisy, Lewis ~ Going Up the Country

Love this band, this song always makes me happy.

5. Villagers ~ Becoming a Jackal

Also played one of the Dutch festival, was sold.. They also played yesterday, at Lowlands, missed that one too!

So that's it for my Top 5!!!
What is your Top 5 this week? 
Want to host Swing Saturdays next week? Send me an email: icecoldpassions@gmail.com  Would love to hear what kind of music you like!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Swinging Saturdays #10 ~ Indie Awesome!!!!

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5
There are Indie Author, but there is also indie music! Today I am going to share my indie top 5, which was hard to put together because I love way too many indie bands... So this one probably will be coming back later this year! (With other bands or song of course).

1. The Kooks ~ She Moves In Her Own Way


2. Two Door Cinema Club ~ What You Know


3. The Killers ~ Somebody Told Me


4. De Staat ~ The Fantastic Journey of the underground man



5. The Wombats ~ Let's Dance To Joy Division



So that's it for my Top 5!!!
What is your Top 5 this week? 
Want to host Swing Saturdays next week? Send me an email: icecoldpassions@gmail.com
 I Would love to hear what kind of music you like!

Cover reveal: Unbreakable Bonds ~ Carolyn Ridder Aspenson

Hi everyone!!!
Today I am doing a cover reveal for the second book of the Angela Panther Series. Why? Because I have the first book, which I will be reviewing soon hopefully! And because I really like the cover art and the author!!! So here it is!!

Unbreakable BondsAngela Panther #2ByCarolyn Ridder Aspenson


About Unbreakable Bonds

When Angela's best friend Mel thinks her husband is having an affair, she turns to Angela for help. The two come up with the perfect plan to catch him in the act but to make it work, they'll need help from Angela's mother, Fran.
There's just one teeny, little problem.
Fran's dead.
And since Angela's psychic gift is currently out of service, connecting with Fran is a little complicated. While Angela searches for a way to fix her psychic radar Fran and a multitude of other ghosts continue to try to make a connection. And it's driving Angela crazy.
But Fran won't let her daughter's problem stop her from helping someone she loves and she sets out to catch the cheater on her own, using a few tricks and tools from the afterlife to get it done.

Book two of the Angela Panther series will be available November, 2013 in e-book and paperback.

Author Links:


Unfinished Business ~ Angela Panther #1 ~ Carolyn Ridder Aspenson


When Angela's mother Fran dies and comes back as a ghost, Angela's ordinary life turns into a carnival show, starring both Angela and her nosy, dead mother. It seems Fran's got some unfinished business on earth and she's determined to get it done, no matter what.
When Fran returned, she reignited her daughter's long suppressed psychic gift, one she neglected to mention to Angela, and now Angela sees ghosts everywhere. And they won't leave her alone.
Fran can't help but stick her transparent nose where it doesn't belong, making Angela's life even crazier.
Now Angela has to find a way to keep her old life in tact and help the dead with their unfinished business, all while trying to keep her dead mother out of trouble. And it's a lot for one woman to handle.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Booktour Review: Break Me ~ J.M. Walker

Title: Break Me
Series: The Shattered Series , book #1
Author: J.M. Walker
Published in: 26th, July, 2013
Publisher: Self-Published
Language: English only
Number of pages: 205 p.
Age category: Adult
Other books in this series:
Always Me (Shattered #2)
Remember Me (Shattered #3)

This novel contains sexual situations and mature language. It is intended for an audience of 18+ years of age.

About Break Me

Tori McLeod moved to the big city to get away from her mother—and her past. Her new routine is destroyed when she meets a mysterious stranger who won’t take no for an answer. Sebastian intrigues her, but his eyes hold secrets she would rather avoid. Sebastian Chelios, a hard-as-nails enforcer, is a new-in-town loner. He has to have her. Control her. Possess her. But he can’t—won’t—lose control, even though Tori’s innocence fascinates him. The last thing he’s going to do is love her, even after he gets her in his bed.

Losing control is dangerous, especially when someone from Sebastian’s past covets Tori, putting more than just her heart in danger.Can Sebastian protect Tori from Jose’s sadistic obsession? If he gets his hands on her, will she make it out in one piece?

My review

Wow, just freaking wow!!! The start of this book is, bang!!  Enters a handsome stranger Sebastian, and damn isn't he freaking sexy?? Of course he is, more trouble then you would have guessed.

This story is intense in many ways, first off all, the erotic scene, scrap that the sex scenes, oh my god so delicious! I don't know where to start, but here is some advise: if you are in a relationship, go get your man!!! You want to keep him near when your reading this, It's a total turn on this book is!!

But not only those scenes were intense, with Sebastian comes a whole lot of trouble, well Jose sums it up quiet well. Jose is Sebastian's business partner, although we don't know what exactly the business entails. Throughout the book Sebastian, remains this big mystery and the question of what kind of illegal business he runs with Jose remains unanswered until the very end.

Talking about an ending, well I wanted to throw my kindle against the wall (no I wouldn't dare, I just got it), and run around the house screaming: Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo near the end... I still feel like, this shouldn't have happened!!

This book  has the best beginning AND ending, this is new for me! Can you believe it?? Both!!  It starts with a bang and it ends with a bang!! Oh greatest thing about the ending is that it doesn't have a big cliffhanger, allthough it does have an open ending.

I thought this was a great start of the series and I am looking forward to reading more! Can't wait for the second book to come out!!! This book is not only erotic, but it has some nice twists and turns in the plot, for example, Jose's obsession with Tori, and Tori who is scared to death of him, managed to put up a great front when he is around. Jose, is so freaking twisted, which makes this book exhilarating.

Combine this with Tori's best friend Keisha, who is a great character, bubbly, full of engergy, impulsive, I really adore her! Oh, her brother is cute too!! He is really caring, but still has a bit of bad boy in him.

Rating

So because of the great plot, great sex scenes, very well written (yes that means very minor grammar or spelling errors) and all the mind-blowing factors added up to 5 skaters!!


My favourite Quotes

Sebastian: "I was broken until I met you. You're my glue"
Keisha: “For you, I will give him a chance but if he fucking hurts you in any way, I will castrate him and shove his dick down his throat.”
“You are definitely blushing now.” He whispered, placing a kiss on my neck. “Sebastian.” My heart thumped against my chest and I bit my bottom lip. “I…I…” I stammered, words not forming properly on my tongue. He chuckled. “Is there something you want?” I licked my lips and couldn’t help but stare at his big hard body. Tattoos covered his torso and both his nipples were pierced. He was gorgeous and at the moment, he was all mine.