terça-feira, 26 de dezembro de 2017

Release Blitz: Devoted to Wicked by Shayla Black


A one-night stand…or something more? Karis isn't sure until a thief strands her in Mexico, leaving her in need of a passport photo—and a hero—and giving Cage a second chance to win her love.

This book is a cross-over between both the Wicked Lovers and Devoted Lovers series.




Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages. Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years. Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.


quinta-feira, 14 de dezembro de 2017

Temporada Temática Natal 2017

O plano era começá-la na semana passada, mas a constipação não me deixou*, por isso declaro a Temporada Temática Natal 2017 oficialmente aberta a partir de hoje. Provavelmente irá durar até aos Reis, mas poderá ser prolongada se eu estiver para aí virada.

Este ano, para além dos livros, vou incluir filmes de Natal (daqueles da FoxLife, muito lamechas e pouco credíveis...). Nos intervalos, planeio escrever as 30 opiniões que tenho em atraso...

Sei o que estão a pensar:

Provavelmente têm razão...

Mas não custa sonhar, pois não? E, se conseguir, posso sempre dizer que foi um Milagre de Natal...

*Eu fico completamente knock-out com uma simples constipação...

quarta-feira, 13 de dezembro de 2017

SDE na Comic Con

A Comic Con está a chegar. Dias 14, 15, 16 e 17 de Dezembro, na Exponor, em Matosinhos

Este ano a Saída de Emergência vai contar com a presença de dois grandes nomes da literatura na área da fantasia.

Andrzej Sapkowski autor da famosa série The Witcher que inspirou o popular jogo (com o mesmo nome) vai estar numa sessão de apresentação das suas obras no dia 16 de dezembro, às 14h30 no auditório C.

Às 16h00, teremos a sessão de autógrafos no Stand da SDE.

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Vamos ter também presente na Comic Con,  Claire North autora de As Primeiras Quinze Vidas de Harry August  e de A Súbita Aparição de Hope Arden que ganhou o World Fantasy Award para melhor romance.

O talento de Claire North é reconhecido e aclamado mundialmente. A capacidade de criar mundos ficcionais distintos reflete-se nos diferentes géneros literários das suas obras. Em 2004 e 2006, Claire North foi nomeada para o prestigiado Carnegie Medal, que reconhece anualmente um livro infantil excecional, por Timekeepers e The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle, respetivamente. O livro As Primeiras Quinze Vidas de Harry August foi nomeado para o BSFA Award para Melhor Romance (2014) e para o Arthur C. Clarke Award para Melhor Romance de Ficção Científica (2015) e ganhou o John Campbell Memorial Award para Melhor Romance de Ficção Científica de 2015.

A autora vai estar presente numa sessão com o leitores no dia 17 de dezembro às 15h00 no auditório de Bd e Literatura.

Às 16h30, será a sessão de autógrafos no Stand da SDE


Top Ten Tuesday - Livros que li em 2017

Top Ten Tuesday é uma rubrica original do site The Broke and the Bookish, na qual, cada semana, nos é dado um tema para o qual devemos fazer uma lista.

Só dei classificação máxima a seis livros, até agora, pelo que será um Top 6. Pela ordem em que os li, estes foram os 6 livros que mais gostei de ler em 2017:

1. One Enchanted Moment de Sarah Morgan

2. Priest de Sierra Simone

3. O Último Minuto de Sandra Brown

4. Aquele Beijo de Julia Quinn

5. Viver Sem Ti de Jojo Moyes

6. 1984 de George Orwell

Balanço Mensal (Novembro 2017)

Já vem atrasadíssimo, mas Dezembro começou com uma constipação que não me quer largar e só agora é que consegui dedicar um bocadinho de tempo ao blogue...

Novembro foi bastante parado: não só apenas li dois livros (Seven Deadly Sinners de Dark Angel e 1984 de George Orwell), também não consegui escrever nenhuma das muitas opiniões que tenho em atraso...

O melhor foi, sem dúvida, 1984.

Estas foram as compras do mês:

Recebi este em troca de uma opinião honesta:

E ganhei este num passatempo:

quarta-feira, 29 de novembro de 2017

Katee Robert's UNDERCOVER ATTRACTION Release Week Blitz

Celebrate the Release of UNDERCOVER ATTRACTION! 
A last chance for justice!

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert delivers the next book in her sizzling O'Malleys family series, hailed as "The Godfather meets Romeo & Juliet." In UNDERCOVER ATTRACTION Aiden O'Malley, one of the most dangerous men in Boston, offers ex-cop Charlotte Finch her last chance for justice.

Meet Aiden and Charlie!

Add UNDERCOVER ATTRACTION to your TBR pile on Goodreads! Then keep reading to get an EXCLUSIVE first look at UNDERCOVER ATTRACTION and to enter the giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card or an O'Malley heroes candle set!

Title: Undercover Attraction
Author: Katee Robert
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 28, 2017
Publisher: Grand Central/Forever
Series: The O’Malleys
Page Count: 352 pages
Format: Digitial and Print
ISBN-13: 978-1455597079


Scandal. Wealth. Power. Seduction. Welcome to the world of the O'Malleys.

Ex-cop Charlotte Finch used to think there was a clear line between right and wrong. Then her fellow officers betrayed her, and the world is no longer so black and white. Especially when it's Aiden O'Malley, one of the most dangerous men in Boston, who offers her a chance for justice. The only catch: she'll have to pretend to be his fiancée for his plan to work.

Aiden can't afford to let anyone see the man behind the mask. To run the O'Malley empire, he has to be cool and controlled at all times. But the moment he meets Charlie, they're playing with fire. Her slightest touch is enough to send him over the edge. At first their "engagement" was a way to eliminate his enemies. Now he'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe-- even if he has to destroy his own family to do it.

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Undercover Attraction Excerpt
Copyright © 2017 Katee Robert
His brows slanted down, and then his expression cleared. “You’re worried about me? Bright eyes, you don’t have to be.”
Either he was lying to make her feel better or he’d missed the cold calculation in Alethea’s eyes when she’d watched them walk out. If he didn’t dance to the tune she set, she would have no problem killing him. She wouldn’t lose a wink of sleep at night over it.
Charlie gripped his hand tighter. “Promise me.”
“You know I can’t. I’ll do whatever it takes to see this through, and if that means getting into another situation like the one we just left, I won’t hesitate.”
She wanted to shake the stubbornness right out of him. “Even if it means you don’t walk out alive?”
He started to give her a pat answer. She saw the second he registered that she was actually scared for him—not herself. The mask slipped, and something like wonder dawned. Aiden pulled her into his lap and framed her face with his hands. “The end justifies the means. You know that.”
She’d thought the same thing earlier. Now she wasn’t so sure.
But he wasn’t going to listen to her tonight. Either he hadn’t seen the danger or he was determined to downplay it. If she kept pressing, it might mean a fight, and that was the last thing Charlie wanted. She’d never been more aware of time flowing, a river that she couldn’t fight. Aiden wasn’t hers. She couldn’t protect him. She didn’t even have a real right to demand he take more precautions. She was just a woman whose aims had lined up with his.
She kissed him. There wasn’t anything left to say that they couldn’t communicate with their bodies. She shifted to straddle him, the move making her dress ride up to indecent heights. All Aiden’s careful control was gone in an instant, replaced by a frenzy that matched her own. He slid his hands up her thighs to her hips, pushing the dress even higher, and grabbed her ass, grinding her against him.
All her fear and anger turned to desire, creating an inferno bound to incinerate them both. She could care less. Charlie reached between them and undid his slacks to pull out his cock. She palmed him. “Condom?”
He opened his mouth and then considered. “Fuck, I don’t have any.”
Damn. Disappointment soured in her stomach, but she shoved it away. “Then I guess we’ll have to get creative. I need you inside me. I don’t care how.” She pushed away his hands and slid down the seat to kneel between his thighs.
Or she tried to.
He caught her halfway through the move and shook his head. “No, bright eyes.”
“What?” Surely he wasn’t rejecting a blow job? That had to break some kind of international law. It just wasn’t done. “You’re starting to give me a complex.”
Aiden lifted her back to his lap, this time facing away from him. The passing lights showed her reflection in the glass separating them from the front seat. Her blue eyes were wild, her hair tangled from his fingers, her dress in danger of slipping off her breasts. Behind her, Aiden was barely a shadow. He moved her hair to one side and kissed her neck. “You come first, bright eyes. Second, too, if I have any say in it.”
She licked her lips. “One of these days, I’m going to tie you down and give you all the blow jobs I’ve been craving.”
“One of these days…” He bracketed her throat with one hand, keeping her head tilted to the side, and coasted the other hand up her inner thigh, spreading her legs further. “One of these days, I’ll let you.”
She nodded. “Good answer.” The move increased the pressure of his hand against her neck, and she squirmed, turned on far more than she should be.
His wandering hand reached the junction between her thighs, and he parted her, idly stroking. “I think I like that you’re worried about me.” His finger circled her clit and away. “I like it a lot.”
“Mmm.” What was she supposed to say to that? She’d already had to face the fact that she didn’t have the right words because she didn’t have the right.
His finger pushed into her slowly. “I won’t be without a condom again, bright eyes. Feeling you so hot and wet around my finger makes me crave the same around my cock.” He pumped as idly as he’d touched her to begin with. “A woman like you could make a man forget himself.”
It was hard to think, with his hard body behind her, his erection pressing against her ass, and his hand moving between her legs. She tried despite that. “Only for a while.”
“No, bright eyes. Not just for a while.” He dragged his mouth down the line of her shoulder. “When I’m inside you, all I can think of is you. When I’m near you, all I can think of is getting inside you again. If you gave me half a chance, I’d be buried to the hilt right now, condom be damned. That’s crazy.
She rocked against his hand, letting her head fall back to rest on his shoulder. He let go of her throat. The only warning she got was his thumb brushing her sternum and then he pushed down her dress, baring her breasts completely. Aiden cursed. “Next time you forget such a vital part of your wardrobe, the moment I find out, I’m going to fuck you. I might give you the option of dragging you to the nearest bathroom…if you’re lucky.”


“Robert (Forbidden Promises) combines strong chemistry, snappy plotting, and imperfect yet appealing characters in her fifth O’Malley contemporary.”—Publishers Weekly on UNDERCOVER ATTRACTION

“Imagine the erotic sensibility of Red Shoe Diaries expertly fused with the ruthless power struggles that fueled The Sopranos and you have some idea of the flavor of Robert’s RITA–nominated O’Malleys series. In the fifth installment, she doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to the searing sensuality of the love scenes or the brutal danger propelling the plot, thus delivering exactly the kind of intense love story her readers crave.”—Booklist on UNDERCOVER ATTRACTION

Read all the books in The O’Malleys Series


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

terça-feira, 28 de novembro de 2017

Top Ten Tuesday - Livros no topo da minha lista TBR de Inverno

Top Ten Tuesday é uma rubrica original do site The Broke and the Bookish, na qual, cada semana, nos é dado um tema para o qual devemos fazer uma lista.

Ainda falta quase um mês para o início do Inverno, mas como o tempo parece ter finalmente invernado, vou listar os livros que quero ler nos próximos tempos e não necessariamente no Inverno...


Sim, os dois primeiros já estavam na lista do ano passado...