Wednesday, 22 March 2023

Audio: Lake Silence

By: Anne Bishop

Narrated by: Alexandra Harris

Series: The World of the Others, Book 1, The Others (Bishop), Book 6

Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins

Release date: 03-06-18

Urban fantasy /own

Relisten time!!!! Only one left to go now.

Loooooove this world! Vicki was cool and I wanted to hug her for her trauma that caused so much issues. 'Damn that ex of hers.

The others were such sweethearts...and also bloodthirsty dangerous and more.

Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others--vampires, shapeshifters, and paranormal beings even more deadly. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget . . .

After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence--in a human town that is not human controlled. Towns like Vicki's have no distance from the Others, the dominant predators that rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what's out there watching you.

Vicki was hoping to find a new career and a new life. But when her lodger, Aggie Crowe--one of the shapeshifting Others--discovers a dead body, Vicki finds trouble instead. The detectives want to pin the man's death on her, despite the evidence that nothing human could have killed the victim. As Vicki and her friends search for answers, things get dangerous--and it'll take everything they have to stay alive.

Tuesday, 21 March 2023




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3/21/2023 Tell us about some famous author from your city/state/country

From my city?! That is known like outside Finland??!? That would be none. At best I can mention J.L.Runeberg who wrote the poem that would be out national anthem, he went to school here.

As for authors from Finland....Tove Jansson? I guess she is our most famous one. The mother of Moomin. 

We do not really have famous authors that are famous outside the Nordic countries, or at best Europe.

3/28/2023 What is your ideal book/audiobook length?

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Monday, 20 March 2023

Carole´s Monday: Magic gifts


Author: Ilona Andrews
Title: Magic Gifts
Series: Kate Daniels #5.5
Genre: UF, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Novella
Format: ebook
Pages: 146 
Published:  December 24, 2011
Where I Got It: Borrowed from library

It isn’t often that Kate Daniels and the Beast Lord Curran get to take a break from protecting their pack and enjoy some time for themselves. So when Curran offers Kate a romantic dinner in town, there’s no way she’s going to pass.

But their quiet night doesn’t stay quiet for long. The trouble starts with a necromancer dying at a nearby table, continues with bloodthirsty vampires crashing though the windows, and ends with more blood on the walls than any dining establishment needs.

Pulled into a deadly game neither wants to play, Kate and Curran find themselves dealing with the vile undead and tolerating a clan of maniacal, hard partying Vikings while desperately trying to save the life of an innocent child...

Been itching to read this one!! Finally was able to get it from my library. No audio...which bummer....but beggars can't be picky ;)

Kate and her love, Curran, finally are getting a break from protecting their pack. They are taking some time for themselves. When Curran offers to take Kate on a romantic dinner in town...there is NO way she is going to pass. However, the quiet night is ruined when a necromancer dying at a nearby table chaos ensues. They are pulled into a deadly game that they do not want to play. In order to save the life an innocent child, they will have to deal with undead, Vikings, and something unspeakable.

Kate and Curran need a day a week! NO a year! Nooooo 5 years. However, it is their role of leaders and the pack and innocent folks need them. 

I really, really enjoyed this one. It was quick, but not too quick. Honestly, I would've been fine with this being a full length novel! But it worked at the length it was. 

Loved the blend of Viking and Cherokee lore! That was one bad monster. Curious to see if they will need to knock on that door later on. Feels like there are things unfinished with that monster!!

The real baddie was terrible. I'm glad karma found its way to that character. Terrible person. HOW COULD YOU DO THAT?! No spoilers....but grrr to that person. 

I enjoyed this one and I want to see more Vikings and that monster. 

5 stars from me. Super fun novella for the series!!

Friday, 17 March 2023

Normal people by Sally Rooney

266 pages, Hardcover

Published: August 28, 2018 by Faber & Faber

Fiction /library

This book was messy, these people who wanted to be normal were flawed and real.

Marianne and Connell meet in school. He is popular, she is not. She is rich, he is not. They start something in secret.

They meet again and now she is popular and he is the one not fitting in. They are in and out of each other´s lives and being idiots.

But so much else is going on. She has some trauma she really should work through and admit. The same with him. They are flawed. And there are some really disturbing things going on. Srsly, work through that trauma.

The end was a bit open, I like closure and I really need that. But I enjoyed the book and binged it

At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He's popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her job at Marianne's house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers--one they are determined to conceal.

A year later, they're both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to


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