martes, 25 de julio de 2017

June/July's new romance books

Hello readers!

I know, i didn't write a post since one and a half month, i'm so sorry, but somehow i needed this hiatus,my country (Venezuela) has a lot of problems (19 years of problems if you ask me but whatever) and our citizens make riots, the "goverment" turn down the electricity and the internet, this is complety disaster. I'm a mess, living with anxiety, with fear of everything, in this hiatus, i didn't read a book! Just Chris Evans' Fanfics *wink*

But anyway.

In this post, i'lll show you some amazing romantic books that are available since June and others from July. Hope you like them and put them in your TBR list!.

Keep reading guys!





Book: Tycoon

Author: Katy Evans







 He wasn’t always this rich. This hot. This difficult.
Aaric Christos was a guy who protected me. Wanted me. Maybe even loved me.
That man is gone.
In his place is the most powerful real estate tycoon in the city.
He’s a cold, ruthless, aggressive businessman.
The only one who can save me and my startup from ruin.
It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.
I didn’t expect him to offer it easily.
And he doesn’t.
Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone.
Don’t invest in what you don’t know, he says.
He's assessing every piece of me, to the point I've never felt so bare.
I yearn for the boy I once knew, whose touch once craved me.
Putting it all on the line will be worth it, I tell myself.
Until I realize—too late—that some risks are not worth taking.






I hop off the train and walk several walks to his building.
It’s a brownstone in Park Avenue, one of the most elite of the elite spaces in town.
My lungs feel a little bit overworked from awe as I head up the steps to the double doors, grateful that I came dressed to kill in a little black dress, a jacket, and pumps. Simple, but effective.
See, I may be feeling a little awkward, but at least I don’t look it.
I’m greeted by his maid. She’s dressed in black and white, her hair drawn back in a neat bun, her expression stoic and formal as she leads me down the hall to a gorgeous study.
I catch my breath when I notice all the books and shelves.
It’s like a reader’s paradise in here. There’s a sleek chrome bar, a modern mahogany glass-topped desk, and two huge whiskey-colored leather chairs that almost swallow me up when I’m instructed to wait in one.
I drum my fingers, inhaling the scent of leather and wine, remembering a guy I knew with his mechanic navy-blue uniform, black streaks on his jaw, his big nose always the first thing you’d see, which was a pity because he had beautiful eyes and a really sinful pair of lips.
He’s living in luxury now. Wow. Good for him.
I hear footsteps approaching and the little hair on my arms prick at attention. My head turns as a tall, dark figure steps into the room, and the most intimidating guy I’ve ever seen enters and crosses the room toward the desk. He walks like he’s the shit…his strides proud and composed, elegant and powerful.
Christos, I hear myself breathe in surprise.
He’s so tall now…six three, at least. Dirty-blonde hair, gold-green eyes, chiseled jaw, and a gorgeous profile.
All in black, he looks very much a New Yorker.
He’s wearing a black jacket, black pants, and a black turtleneck beneath the jacket...
            I stare at him, my jaw hanging a little bit open. The man is….all man. Testosterone. Muscles. Height. Width. My chest hurts all of a sudden because I realize…
The boy you knew is gone.
I force myself to stand. “Thank you for seeing me.”
He heads to the bar to pour two drinks, then he prowls over, takes the whiskey leather chair across from mine and leans forward, pushing a glass of cognac with one finger across a small table, toward me.
And he waits.
In silence.
But my stomach dips as if he’d said something ultra-sexy and decadent.
“You might not remember me, I’m sorry to be reaching out like this,” I say, nervous.
“What do you want?”
There’s a pleasant shiver as he speaks. Recognition of his voice, even though it’s far deeper than I remember.
“I was told you sometimes invest in startups.”
“I’d say more than sometimes.” He raises his eyebrows as if I should’ve done my homework better.
Ugh, Bryn! Focus! Be SMART! Make yourself and your business irresistible! A silence settles as he eyes me, slowly setting his drink down as he leans forward and finally, unexpectedly, smiles. At me.
It’s just a smile.
But the world tilts under its impact.
“Hello, little bit.” Amusement touches his gaze as he tilts his head and watches me. “You know, I’d think you’d have grown up the ten-plus years since I last saw you. At least an inch.” He leans back in his seat, seemingly displeased. Wow, this guy is not the lanky kid I knew once. This guy oozes danger.
            Every ounce of “boy” is gone. Oh God. For a moment I wish that we could go back in time and I could discuss my startup with the guy I knew before.
            But time travel is not really my talent, and it seems like I have yet to see if I even have any special talents at all—depending on what this guy thinks.
“I grew two in width,” I shock myself saying.
He laughs then, his eyes drinking me in openly.
“Shame on you, you’re not trying to see if it’s true?” I ask him, frowning now.
He shrugs casually, his lips curved at the corners. “I can’t help it. Something has to have changed.”
“Why?”
“Because nothing good ever lasts. Even you, little bit.” A smile touches those unforgettable gold-green eyes.
A shiver runs through me. Because…
Christos recognized me.
 “I can tell you’re as incorrigible as ever.” I shake my head, but I’m smiling, truly just relieved that he recognized me.
“I try to be,” he purrs dangerously.
I’m feeling warm all of a sudden. I can’t believe I’m staring at him so much, but it’s like I cannot take my eyes away. He looks achingly familiar, but at the same time, so different I cannot help but stare and track the differences in his features. The way his jaw squared out even more, the way his body filled out with hard, lean muscles that shift and ripple beneath his expensive designer clothes. I cannot believe that this is a guy I knew once.
He seems to silently be taking in my changes too, his keen stare allowing me to see that he seems to approve of it all. Even the dress I’m wearing. “You changed enough for the both of us,” I blurt.
“Really. How so?” he asks.
“You grew into your nose.”
“Really?” He chuckles as if despite himself.
“Width and height too. Quite a bit,” I add.
“Anything else,” he prods, one eyebrow rising.
“You learned how to dress.”
He looks down at his black suit. “This old thing?” He grins, then shifts forward, sobering up. “What can I do for you, Bryn? Considering I’m rather surprised to see you here, I’m eager for you to satiate my curiosity.” His stare becomes keen.
“So am I. I didn’t expect to be here,” I admit, and for a moment when I look into his eyes, all I see is someone I’ve seen before. Someone who belonged in my life long ago. “You know when you had that misplaced crush on me and told me one day I’d know what it felt like to throw pebbles at someone’s window wanting them to open? I’m sort of throwing rocks here.”
“Not to sing me a love song,” he says flatly, his eyes shuttering.
“No. Well, you know that was never....I mean...” Don’t bring up your rejection of him, Bryn! “It’s for something better. Business.”
“Go on.”
“I knew that’d get you.” I smile privately. “So it’s true your love is money now.”
“She gives back what I put in. Though her ass isn’t as juicy as I like,” he says nonchalantly.
“Wow. No matter how polished you look, your mouth is still as crude as ever.”
“Thank you,” he purrs, his eyes grinning at me.
I laugh. Then I sober up and realize he’s waiting for me to speak. “I’m looking for money for my startup,” I say.
“How much.”
“One hundred thousand.”
“I don’t invest less than a million.” He twirls his whiskey in his glass, eyeing the liquid.
“Well then, I’ll ask for a million.”
He raises his brows, setting his glass down. “It’s not how much you want to ask for, it’s how much the company’s worth.” Eyebrows up, he skewers me with a cold, intimidating look.
“It’ll be worth more than a million, trust me,” I bluff.
“Good for you. Except…” he leans back with a rustle of clothes, every athletic inch of his black-clad body flowing sinuously like a feline with the move, “considering that has yet to happen and I’ll need to trust you on that, my trust needs to be earned.”
This version of Christos is even more intimidating than the old one, unfortunately.
I try to hide it, keeping my voice as level as possible. “How does one earn your trust?”
“I’d tell you if I were interested, but I’m not exactly sure that I am.” He eyes me as if debating in silence.
This guy is the only guy in the world that unnerves me in this way, and I can’t seem to slow the fast pounding of my heart in my chest as I try to remember what I came here to say.
“I have a full presentation for you. I’m not taking no for an answer.” I reach into my briefcase.
 “Darling. Are you ready?”
I start at the female voice and glance at a gorgeous woman striding into the study. Christos continues looking at me as he stands and reaches for the cell phone the woman extends out.
“We’re done here,” he answers her as he pockets the phone, his gaze remaining on me.
“I’ll wait for you in the car.” She leans up and kisses his jaw, her hands proprietary on his chest, then sends me a woman-to-woman claiming look, before she swishes away, all glittering jewels and lean body.
There’s a silence as he approaches, and for a second all I can hear is the sound of a toilet flushing, taking my only opportunity with a possible investor away.
“I’ll think about it,” he says.
“Christos.”
“I said I’ll think about it,” he says from the door.
“Please do,” I say as he exits the room.  I cup the sides of my mouth, “I’ll be back tomorrow. Same time?” I say jokingly.
I’m surprised when I hear footsteps returning. He pauses when our eyes meet. “I’ll make contact,” he says, raising his eyebrows meaningfully, “If I’m interested in hearing more.” He nods. “Nice to see you, Bryn.”
“Nice to see you. Christos.”
Well, that went sort of awful.



Book: Talk British to me
Author: Robin Bielman








As the Dating Guy on L.A.’s top morning show, I give the single guy’s perspective on dating, love, and sex—and I give great advice. Everyone’s hooking up…well, except for me. Sure, I can get any woman I want, but I’ve got a “no relationship” clause in my contract and the only woman I want has “relationship” written all over her. Probably stamped on her ass, too. And wouldn’t I like to confirm that.

Unfortunately, she wants nothing to do with me. At all. Something about the next Ice Age might have even come up in her rebuttal. Adorable. Because she’s determined to ignore what one simple kiss proved: she wants me as badly as I want her.

Everything in me is screaming to go after her, but I’ve got a secret that I’m fairly certain will end up with her roasting my nuts over an open fire. So, job on the line? Check. Nuts on the line? Check. Can’t get her out of my head? Nail…meet coffin. But what a way to go…









I lean down to whisper in her ear. I can’t help it. I can tell from her body language that I make her nervous, and right now I’m a total cad, but I’m curious to see her reaction to my words. She did walk right into them. “Are you saying I make you wet, Teague?”
            The trunk pops open, almost hitting her in the forehead when she balks at my question. She’s blushing, but her warm blue eyes hook me with sparks of anger. Several charged seconds pass before she speaks.
            “Does it hurt? Being so full of yourself?” She turns to rummage through a small pile of clothes in her trunk. “News flash, stuck-up”—she glances at my attire, I’m guessing—“jock, you don’t make me feel anything. I’m sure there are plenty of girls in this town you can charm the panties off of with your attitude and voice, but I’m not one of them. So please do me a favor and keep your unsavory thoughts to yourself.”
            Several things about what she just said hit me like a ton of goddamn bricks. That she called me a jock makes me grin. I’m wearing long athletic shorts with my collared shirt and running shoes.
She’s right about girls’ panties, but she’s the only girl to mention my voice. What would she think if I used my British accent on her? The station manager says she gets more calls about my accent than anything else.
            And this bolder, more assertive, yet wholesome Teague is hot.
            Don’t even get me started on her use of the word “unsavory.”
            I am so fucked.
            This isn’t a random chick anymore. She works for my mom. This sweet, beautiful, genuine, fascinating girl has a last name and knows my mother.



Book: Dating You/Hating You
Author: Christina Lauren

My Current read ;)





Everyone knows that all’s fair in love and war. But these two will learn that sabotage is a dish best served naked.

The first standalone romance by New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Beautiful Bastard) is a sexy, compulsively readable romantic comedy that dives headlong into the thrill and doubt of modern love.

Despite the odds against them from an embarrassing meet-awkward at a mutual friend’s Halloween party, Carter and Evie immediately hit it off. Even the realization that they’re both high-powered agents at competing firms in Hollywood isn’t enough to squash the fire.

But when their two agencies merge—causing the pair to vie for the same position—all bets are off. What could have been a beautiful, blossoming romance turns into an all-out war of sabotage. Carter and Evie are both thirtysomething professionals—so why can’t they act like it?

Can Carter stop trying to please everyone and see how their mutual boss is really playing the game? Can Evie put aside her competitive nature long enough to figure out what she really wants in life? Can their actor clients just be something close to human? Whether these two Hollywood love/hatebirds get the storybook Hollywood ending, or just a dramedy of epic proportions, you get to enjoy Christina Lauren’s heartfelt, hilarious story of romance in the modern world.



Book: Twisted Twosome
Author: Meghan Quinn







Racer McKay is a broody bastard. From the moment I met him, he’s been rude, irritable, and unbearable. And worse? He's broke. A contractor working to remodel my parents pool house for extra cash, he stomps around in those clunky construction boots with his tool belt wrapped around his narrow waist, and a chip on his shoulder. Racer McKay is also infuriatingly . . . sexy as hell. I want to take that pencil tucked behind his ear, and draw lazy lines slowly up and down his body all the while wanting to strangle him at the same time. We try to stay out of each other’s way . . . that is until I have no other option but to ask for his help. But what I don’t realize is he needs me just as much as I need him. I have money he’s desperate for, and he holds the key to making my dreams come true. Our pranks turn from sarcastic banter, to sexual tension and lust-filled glances. Bickering matches quickly morph into slow burn moments. We’re hot, we’re cold. We push and pull. I need him, I don’t want him. We’re on the verge of combusting with an agreement dangling dangerously between us. Neither one of us can afford to lose one another and yet, we’re finding it quite hard to decipher the line that rests between love and hate






Book: Beautiful Mistake
Author: Vi Keeland






A new sexy standalone novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Vi Keeland.

The first time I met Caine West was in a bar.

He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out.

When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight―telling him what I thought of his lying, cheating, egomaniacal ass.

You see, the gorgeous jerk had wined and dined my best friend-smooth talking her into his bed, all along failing to mention that he was married.

He deserved every bit of my tongue-lashing and more for what he'd done.

Especially when that lazy smile graced his perfect face in response to my rant.

Only it turned out, the man I'd just told off wasn't the right guy.

Oops. My mistake.

Embarrassed, I slunk out without an apology.

I was never going to see the handsome stranger again anyway, right?

That's what I thought...until I walked into class the next morning.

Well, hello Professor West, I'm your new teaching assistant.

I'll be working under you...figuratively speaking.

Although the literal interpretation might not be such a bad thing―working under Professor West.

This was going to be interesting...



Book: Fracture Love
Author: Ella James









I was sixteen when he came to our house. Landon Jones, a boy with nothing, from nowhere. He had cinnamon hair and grey eyes—light blue, just like mine. When we went out as a family with my foster brother, people asked if Landon was my twin. He wasn’t. That year, we found out how much he wasn’t. When my parents caught us, they threw Landon out like trash.

Now I’m twenty-seven, a soon-to-be surgeon, like my mom and dad. I know residency is going to kick my ass, but I had no idea that it would rip my heart out, too. Not until I see him—Dr. Jones.



So, tell me guys, do you want to read some of these books?

Read you in comments!

Love, K.

miércoles, 31 de mayo de 2017

Te presento un autor: Ray Bradbury

Hola Lectores!

El día de hoy quiero presentarles a el autor de uno de mis libros favoritos, Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury!

Espero lo disfruten y sigan leyendo!




Nació el 22 de Agosto de 1920 en Waukegan, Illinois.



En el año 1931 empezó escribiendo su propias historias. 

En 1934, durante la Gran Depresión la familia se mudó a Los Angeles, California, A partir de entonces, Bradbury fue un ávido lector, como durante toda su juventud, además de un escritor aficionado. 
Se graduó de Los Angeles High School en 1938, pero no pudo asistir a la universidad por razones económicas. Para ganarse la vida, comenzó a vender periódicos de 1938 a 1942.

 Se propuso formarse de manera autodidacta pasando la mayor parte de su tiempo en la biblioteca leyendo libros y, en ese mismo momento, comenzó a realizar sus primeros cuentos. 

Sus trabajos iniciales los vendió a revistas, y así, a comienzos de 1940, algunos de estos fueron compilados en Dark Carnival en 1947

La primera historia de Bradbury que fue publicada se llamaba "El Dilema de Hollerbochen" en la revista amateur Imagination! en 1938. 
En 1939, publicó cuatro numeros de su propia revista amateur "Futura Fantasia", donde la mayor parte del material era suyo. 
La primera publicacion pagada de Bradbury fue "Pendulum" en 1941, En 1942, escribió "The Lake", historia con la cual descubrió su estilo distintivo de escritura.
Escritor de culto, genio de la ciencia ficcion, desde 1943 se dedicó plenamente a la literatura.
 Sus obras mas reconocidas son "Crónicas Marcianas" (1950), lo consolidó como autor de ciencia ficción, "El Hombre Ilustrado" (1951) y "Fahrenheit 451" donde los libros

están prohibidos.
Escritor de cuentos y novelas de diversos géneros desde el policial hasta el realista y costumbrista, pero se le conoce como escritor de ciencia ficción por Crónicas marcianas (1950) que relata sobre los seis primeros viajes hacia Marte y su posterior colonización.

 También trabajó como argumentista y guionista en numerosas películas y series de televisión, entre las que cabe destacar su colaboración con John Huston en la adaptación de Moby Dick para la película homónima que este dirigió en 1956. Además ha escrito poemas y ensayo

Falleció el 6 de Junio de 2012 en Los Angeles.


CURIOSIDADES:

  • Escribió mas de 27 novelas, colecciones de cuentos y mas de 600 relatos.
  • En 1988: fue nombrado Gran Maestro Nebula y dió su nombre a un asteroide (9766) Bradbury.
  • A petición suya, su lápida funeraria, en el Cementerio Westwood Village Memorial Park, lleva el epitafio: «Autor de Fahrenheit 451».
  • Durante su niñez, fue propenso a pesadillas y horribles fantasias que acabó por plasmar en sus relatos.
  • En sus inicios sus obras eran fuertemente influenciadas por Lovecraft, y sus relatos son de tematica de terror y fantasticos.
  • ·         Cráter lunar con el nombre de "Cráter Dandelion" en honor al libro "Dandelion Wine" (en español, El vino del estío)
  • ·         Una estrella en el Paseo de la Fama de Hollywood.
  • ·         Premio Internacional de ciencia ficción Clarke-Bradbury
  • ·         Premio Bradbury de guion para representación dramática otorgado por la Asociación de Escritores de Ciencia Ficción de América (SFWA)
  • ·         Un cuento suyo es recordado por El Profesor, papel de Héctor Alterio en la película El último tren (Corazón de fuego), de 2002.
  • ·         En 2006 fue nombrado Duque del Diente de León, título nobiliario del literario Reino de Redonda, otorgado por Javier Marías (Rey Xavier I de Redonda).




Recopilaciones de relatos
  • ·         Crónicas marcianas (1950). The Martian Chronicles
  • ·         El hombre ilustrado (1951). The Illustrated Man
  • ·         Las doradas manzanas del sol (1953). The Golden Apples of the Sun
  • ·         El país de octubre (1955). The october Country
  • ·         Icarus Montgolfier Wright (1956)
  • ·         Remedio para melancólicos (1960)
  • ·         Las maquinarias de la alegría (1964). The Machyneries of Joy
  • ·         Fantasmas de lo nuevo (1969). I Sing the Body Electric
  • ·         Mucho después de medianoche (1974, 1975). Long After Midnight
  • ·         Cuentos de dinosaurios (1983)
  • ·         Memoria de crímenes (1984). A Memory of Murder
  • ·         El convector Toynbee (1988), también traducido al español como En el expreso, al Norte
  • ·         La bruja de abril y otros cuentos (1994)
  • ·         Más rápido que el ojo (1996)
  • ·         A Ciegas (1997). Driving Blind, traducido al español también como Conduciendo a ciegas
  • ·         De la ceniza volverás (2001)
  • ·         Algo más en el equipaje (2003)
  • ·         El signo del gato (2005)
  • ·         El ruido de un trueno
  • ·         Esa cosa al final de la escalera


Novelas
  • ·         Fahrenheit 451 (1953)
  • ·         El vino del estío (1957). Dandelion Wine
  • ·         La feria de las tinieblas (1962). Something Wicked this Way Comes
  • ·         El árbol de las brujas (1972). The Halloween Tree
  • ·         La muerte es un asunto solitario (1985). Death is a Lonely Business
  • ·         Cementerio para lunáticos (1990). A Graveyard for lunatics
  • ·         El ruido de un trueno (1990)
  • ·         Sombras verdes, ballena blanca (1992). Green Shadows, White Whale
  • ·         Matemos todos a Constance (2004). Let´s All Kill Constance
  • ·         El verano de la despedida (2006)
  • ·         Ahora y siempre (2009). Now and Forever


Poesía
  • ·         Ray Bradbury, poesía completa (2013), edición bilingüe, Introducción, traducción y notas de Jesús Isaías Gómez López. Colección Letras Universales. Editorial Cátedra, Madrid, 1064 págs. 
  • ·         Vivo en lo invisible. Nuevos poemas escogidos (2002), traducción y prólogo de Ariadna G. García y Ruth Guajardo González. Salto de Página, Madrid, 2013. 


Teatro
  • ·         El maravilloso traje de color vainilla (1972). The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
  • ·         Columna de fuego y otras obras para hoy, mañana y después de mañana (1975). Pillar of Fire and Other Plays


No ficción
  • ·         Ayermañana. Respuestas evidentes a futuros imposibles (1991). Yestermorrow. Obvious Answers To Impossibles Futures
  • ·         Zen en el arte de escribir (2002). Zen in the Art of Writing
  • ·         Bradbury habla (2008).Bradbury Talks




FRASES (FAHRENHEIT 451)

“Un libro es un arma cargada en la casa de al lado … ¿Quién sabe cuál puede ser el objetivo del hombre que ha leído mucho?”
“Tiene que haber algo en los libros, cosas que no podemos imaginar para hacer que una mujer permanezca en una casa que arde. Ahí tiene que haber algo. Uno no se sacrifica por nada”.


“Los buenos escritores tocan la vida a menudo. Los mediocres la rozan rápidamente. Los malos la violan y la abandonan a las moscas”. 
“La magia sólo está en lo que dicen los libros, en cómo unían los diversos aspectos del Universo hasta formar un conjunto para nosotros”.

Estoy super contenta de compartir esta biografia con uds.
Cuentenme, alguna vez habian leido a Ray Bradbury?
Los leo en los comentarios!
Con amor, K.