vendredi 28 juillet 2017

Concours : Tentez de remporter Les Délices d'Eve d'Emilie Collins

Bonjour

Je vous propose un nouveau concours pour tenter de remporter un exemplaire papier du roman d'Emilie Collins



Comment jouer? 

C'est simple , il vous suffit sur Facebook de :

                * liker la page facebook The Lovely Teacher Addictions
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                * Liker la page d'Emilie Collins
                * inviter 3 amis ou plus à rejoindre la page et à participer
                * partager en mode public.



Ce concours aura lieu du dimanche 23 au vendredi 28  juillet 2017. Il est ouvert aux personnes résidant en France, Suisse et Belgique. Je ne ne pourrai être tenue responsable en cas de perte ou de détérioration du lot. J'effectuerai un tirage au sort via le site Dcode et j'attendrais votre MP avec votre adresse personnelle. A vous de jouer !  




mardi 25 juillet 2017

Á la découverte des couvertures tchèques de romans á Prague

Mon séjour à Prague touche à sa fin et forcément je ne pouvais pas partir sans être passée par une librairie . Je savais que je n achèterai pas de livres mais je trouve intéressant de découvrir les couvertures étrangères de livres que j ai adorés ou que je connais de nom. Voici donc quelques Editions tchèques . Saurez vous les reconnaître ? 

lundi 24 juillet 2017

Release Blitz : c est le jour J pour Addicted to Rhapsody de Selena Laurence

A rock star in recovery and a young widow with a child struggle to leave the past behind as they discover love can still be a part of their future.
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Title: Addicted to Rhapsody
Author: Selena Laurence
Series: Rhapsody #4
Genre: Contemporary Rockstar Romance
Release Date: July 24, 2017
Blurb:
Guilt is the hardest habit to kick.
Garrett Jakes is the sexy and sex-addicted lead singer of Rhapsody. Now in recovery, he's trying to clean up his act and atone for his mistakes. The only problem is he can't stop the guilt he feels whenever he looks at his friend Savvy. They have history, and he's not sure if he's helping or hurting when he tries to become a bigger part of her life.

Savvy O'Roark is a widow and a mom at twenty-eight. She watched as her husband was murdered while trying to protect her. Now she's struggling to keep her husband's business and his memory alive, and Garrett wants to help. The only problem is she can't stop the guilt she feels whenever she looks at him. Their history is one that haunts her, and she's not sure that's something she can ever get past.

As Savvy and Garrett struggle to overcome their demons, they must also face the one thing neither of them can ever take back. Will they learn how to honor and forgive, but also love and let go? Can something that started all wrong end up right? Or will guilt be a habit they simply can't kick?
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Excerpt:
He smiles softly. “You were supposed to be gone more than two days. But you don’t listen very well.”

I can’t help but chuckle at that. Kevin used to say the same thing. I guess I’ll have to accept the critique. “You haven’t broken anything, you’ve made it better.”

He wraps an arm around my shoulders, placing a gentle kiss in my hair. It makes me so warm inside I feel like I might be glowing. Then he leads me back toward the kitchen.

“And I’m not going to break anything. I’m going to make it all better, and you’re going to relax and trust me.” Then he stops, and turns me to face him, his hands still on my shoulders. He bends his knees slightly so he can look me in the eye. “I realize given who I am, and how we started, trust might seem like the last thing you should grant me. But you have to know I’ve never lied to you, not at the beginning, and not since. I will get this right, Savannah Scott.”

I nod easily, because it’s true. Garrett’s never been anything but honest with me, and he’s never failed me. In fact, I didn’t want to admit it, but he’s been right here saving my ass ever since Kevin died.

“I do trust you. I do. I don’t know how to let go, but I do trust you.”

He smiles, pulling me into a hug that doesn’t last anywhere near long enough. “Good. Then do as you were instructed, and take a few more days away. Keep Ty home from preschool, go to the zoo, bake cookies together, have lunch and drinks with Tully. Take long hot baths, or get your nails done or paint the bathroom, whatever turns you on, Savvy. Have a staycation. Don’t do anything you don’t want to. Don’t do anything you won’t enjoy. Don’t do anything for anyone but you and Ty.”

I gaze up at him and my heart races in an entirely different way than it did when I saw the plaque for Kevin. I almost can’t form words, because what I see in his face is so tender and strong all at the same time, it’s scary and overwhelming. And it’s also familiar, because another man looked at me that way once, and it feels wrong to let anyone else do it now.

But as if he knows it’s confusing me, Garrett shuts down the emotions, closes off something inside of him, and he’s back to a smiling, helpful friend.

“So off with you now, lass,” he says in a terrible Irish accent. He steers me into the kitchen and all the way to the backdoor. “Don’t call us, we’ll call you, right?” he asks as he opens the door.

I laugh. “Ok, ok, I can see when I’m not wanted.”

He gives me a gentle push outside. “Oh, you’re wanted,” he says. “Just not here for a while.” Then he slaps me on the ass, laughs like a maniac, and slams the door behind me.

As I walk to my car, that strange feeling of lightness that I’ve had off and on the last two days returns. And I have to admit to myself that it’s not Ty or Tully, or the bar that’s giving it to me, it’s Garrett Jakes.


About Selena Laurence:
Selena Laurence is an award-winning and USA TODAY bestselling author who loves Putting the Heat in Happily Ever After. Her super sexy stories take place everywhere from rock concerts to family ranches, and her books can be found around the world in four languages, at libraries, bookstores, online, and in audio. 
Selena lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she can often be found at a local coffee shop, hiking the trails, or watching soccer. At home Mr L, her kids, "goldendoodle" and "demoncat" keep her busy trying to corral chaos. A veteran Indie author, Selena also coaches writers through her blog and workshops on turning #Passion2Profession. 
If you'd like to get to know her better, join Selena's reader/reviewer group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/180909955632263/
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You can connect with her online at: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon | BookBub | Goodreads

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Release Blitz : Découvrez Hunting Grounds de Katee Roberts

Release Week Celebration for THE HUNTING GROUNDS by NYT Bestselling Author, Katee Robert!

"Katee Robert has definitely picked up the romantic suspense genre and made it her bitch. I can’t wait to see what we get next. Given some of the books I see she’s been using for research, I know it’s going to be frightening and amazing at the same time."—Goodreads Review

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Title: The Hunting Grounds
Author: Katee Robert
Series: Hidden Sins #2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 25, 2017
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Print Length:  318 pages
Format: Digital and Paperback
ISBN: 978-1503946705


Synopsis:

For two FBI agents with a past, love becomes a matter of life and death in the new Hidden Sins novel from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert.
Maggie Gaines used to be an FBI agent—top of her class and one of the bright, up-and-coming stars—until she spectacularly fell apart during her first high-profile case. That was eight years ago. Now she’s a ranger at Glacier National Park, and she’s found some measure of peace. But when the body of a murdered woman is discovered, she must finally put the past behind her and work with the one man she thought she’d never see again.
For months, Vic Sutherland has been hunting a killer who’s been targeting unsuspecting hikers in national parks—and now the predator has come to Glacier. Vic knows the case will bring him face-to-face with his former partner, yet nothing can prepare him for seeing Maggie again after all these years, or for the memories of passion it stirs in both of them.
As the investigation brings them closer together—and closer to the killer—Maggie and Vic fear they have only each other to trust. But even that might not be enough to make it out of Glacier alive.

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The Hunting Grounds Excerpt
Copyright © 2017 Katee Robert

Vic’s gaze fell on his phone. Maggie’s number was now in the contacts folder. It would be easy to dial it, just to check on her.
Except it was late, and she hadn’t asked for him to babysit her.
He’d gone years without seeing her, and now that they were in the same general area, it was like they were two magnets that could barely resist the pull. He wanted to hear her voice, to sit her down and share a meal that wasn’t military issue, to actually talk.
His phone rang, which startled him so much he almost dropped it. Vic stared at the screen for several precious seconds, wondering if he was more tired than he’d thought, because it sure as fuck looked like Maggie was calling him. “Sutherland.”
“It’s me.”
He sat on the edge of the bed, suddenly painfully aware that he wore only a towel. It shouldn’t matter. She couldn’t see him, didn’t know what he was or wasn’t wearing, but it did matter. “Hey, Maggie.”
“I have to apologize.” He could almost feel her soft sigh. “You were right, and I was acting like a stubborn kid. This whole thing—the murders in the park and having to deal with my past and you—has got me all twisted up.”
Maybe it was the events of the last two days, but he was so goddamn tired of doing the noble thing. He never put himself or his personal shit before a case. Not once.
He’d never wanted to before.
“I twist you up?”
“As if you didn’t know. I had something of a crush on you when we were partners—which I’m sure you knew after I threw myself at you—and apparently I didn’t outgrow it as much as I thought.”
The dimness of the room evoked an intimacy he didn’t deserve. Was Maggie sitting in her bedroom in low light, too? He liked the picture that made. “You have nothing to apologize for.”
“I’ve been making an ass of myself since you stepped off that helicopter.” She shifted, the sound painfully loud in the near silence. “And I’m doing it again, apparently. My whole point was that I’m sorry and I’ll be professional from now on. You don’t have to worry about any breakdowns or hissy fits.”
If he was smart, he’d take her apology for what it was and allow it to move them back to solid ground. There were lives on the line and a condensed timeline that was only going to get more condensed with each body that popped up.
But when Vic spoke, he didn’t move them back to firm ground. He threw them right over the edge of the cliff. “Fuck being professional. I want you, Maggie. Not the former FBI agent. Not the park ranger. I want you.”

Praise for The Hidden Sins Series

“…a captivating read, made all the more rewarding when good triumphs.” —Washington Post

“Robert shows off her impressive versatility in this fast-paced and inventive new Hidden Sins series. The small-town setting is a masterful blend of quaint and oppressive, which ratchets the menace and thrill factor. The protagonists carry the full weight of their pasts with them, making their growing relationship as compelling as the mystery element in The Devil’s Daughter. With plenty of twists and betrayals, this is a book that is sure to earn Robert a wealth of new fans.” RT Book Reviews


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THE DEVIL'S DAUGHTER
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About Katee Robert
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it 'a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension."  When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. 
Connect with Katee at: Website | Facebook | Twitter| GoodReads | Instagram



samedi 22 juillet 2017

Mon coup de coeur pour The Impossible Vastness of Us




“Je sais comment surveiller mes arrières. Je suis le seul à l'avoir fait.


India Maxwell ne s'est pas contentée de déménager à l'autre bout du pays— elle est tombée au fin fond de l'échelle sociale. Ca lui a pris des années pour couvrir le bordel de sa vie chez elle avec un vernis de popularité. A présent , elle vit dans un des quartiers les plus riches de Boston avec le fiancé de sa mère et la fille de ce dernier, Eloise. Grâce à la clique d'amis de sa future demi-soeur, parmi lesquels le magnifique et arrogant petit ami d' Eloise Finn, India a l'impression que la seule chose qu'elle avait espéré ne jamais revoir refasse surface : les commérages.

Mais India n'est pas la seule à lutter pour garder le contrôle de ses secrets sur son passé. Eloise et Finn, le couple adoré du lycée, ne sont pas ce qu'ils veulent bien faire croire . En fait, la vie de tout le monde est infiniment plus complexe qu'elle n'y parait. Alors qu'India se rapproche de Finn et devient amie avec Eloise, menaçant la façade qui les soude ensemble, il ne reste plus qu'une vérité brutale, belle et assez importante pour les changer à jamais…

Date de sortie : 1er juillet 2017
Editeur : Harlequin Teen
Prix: 17.45 euros
Pages : 368 pages

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Mon avis : Comme vous le savez sans doute , je suis une grande fan de Samantha Young et dès qu'un de ses romans sort, je suis aux aguets car je suis sûre et certaine de passer un bon moment de lecture. The Impossible Vastness of Us est le premier roman Young Adult et le pari est plus que réussi car Samantha Young nous offre une superbe histoire avec des thématiques intéressantes et propres à l'adolescence.  On passe donc un super moment et une fois que nous entamons notre lecture , nous n'avons qu'une seule envie : découvrir le fin mot de l'histoire. 

India Maxwell est une jeune adolescente de 16 ans qui va voir son quotidien changer du tout au tout lorsque sa mère va refaire sa vie et déménager à Boston pour épouser son nouveau compagnon. Dès le début nous sentons que la relation entre India et sa mère est des plus tendue car la jeune fille n'appelle jamais sa mère par son prénom. Nous n'en connaissons pas tout de suite l'origine mais quelques indices nous mettent sur la voie. Hayley et India ont donc des relations chaotiques et on sent toute la colère que sa fille peut éprouver à son égard. Il ne s'agit pas d'un caprice d'adolescent car India est une jeune femme mature qui a la tête sur les épaules. Son passé familial est de plus riches et nous sommes très curieux de découvrir ce qui a bien pu se passer. Si dans un premier temps , on pense qu'Hayley est une tête de linotte qui va juste épouser Theo pour son argent, on a tout faux sur la ligne. C'est un personnage intéressant car il offre une certaine vision de la maternité. Parmi les futurs amis d'India, certains auront perdu leur mère et l'absence de la mère est donc vus sous différents angles sans aucun jugement de valeur. On nous présente une situation et c'est à nous de voir comment elle va évoluer. 

Si India était une jeune femme respectée et bien intégrée dans son précédent lycée, ce ne sera pas le cas dans sa nouvelle école privée. Tobias Rochester High School est une école d'élite et si sur le plan scolaire l'adaptation se fera sans souci, il n'en sera pas de même avec ses nouveaux camarades. Elle sera dès le début jugée et le groupe de lycée qui traîne avec Eloïse est aussi éccléctique que très porté sur le jugement. Les rumeurs , les rejets, les jugements seront donc de mise et il ne sera pas aisé de se faire une place dans cette communauté fermée. Eloïse Fairweather est donc LA fille populaire du lycée qui ne voit pas d'un très bon oeil l'arrivée dans sa famille d'India. Dès le début les échanges seront tendus et on se demandera ce qu'il adviendra entre les deux jeunes femmes. Dans ce groupe , je pense que la pire de toutes sera Bryce car c'est une pourriture qui balance des atrocités à tour de bras. Elle se fiche pas mal de blesser ses victimes et elle éprouve une certaine jouissance à s'acharner sur sa proie. Je ne peux pas dire qu'on apprendra à la connaître ou à la comprendre car ce n'est pas le cas. Une jeune femme qui a su me toucher est sans conteste Charlotte ( même si elle ne sera pas la seule) . Elle fait certes partie du groupe mais on sent son emapthie et elle se sent parfois obligée de suivre le mouvement même si elle a un bon fond. 

Autre personnage emblématique de ce roman , Finn Rochester qui est le héros du roman. Lui aussi est issu d'un milieu plus que privilégié et il est le roi de la reine Eloïse. Ils sont en couple depuis très longtemps et leur avenir semble tout tracé. Dans un premier temps , on a tendance à ne pas apprécier le personnage de Finn et pourtant il saura nous faire changer d'avis et Samantha Young parvient à nous le rendre plus chaleureux. Lui aussi ne sera pas le personnage lisse que nous pensons découvrir de prime abord. Il cache des secrets et toute la tension résidera dans le fait de les découvrir et de savoir quoi en faire par la suite. Je ne vais pas vous parler longuement de ce personnage car je ne voudrais pas dévoiler de détails compromettant mais sachez qu'on prend un réel plaisir à en savoir plus sur ses envies, ses obstacles , sa personnalité ou ses réactions. Aucun des personnages présents n'est parfait mais c'est ce qui fait leur charme car ce sont des adolescents en pleine construction et les failles feront d'eux ceux qu'ils sont. Ils vont commettre des erreurs, ils vont chuter et nous espérerons les voir se relever ou rebondir. 

Bref, si vous lisez en VO , je ne peux que vous recommander de lire cette sublime romance Young Adult à la justesse parfaite. Les thématiques adolescentes sont abordées avec brio et nous ne tombons pas dans le pathos. Les sentiments sont suscités avec une belle justesse et on a même envie d'en savoir plus après avoir tourné la dernière page. Samantha Young nous offre donc un nouveau bijou qui transmet une fois de plus son talent inégalable. 

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