Can you keep a secret? (affairs)
So there I was, engaged to be married by my very first real boyfriend. This was in the early 90’s so no cellphones. I finished school, moved into a bachelors flat close to my work (those days I used public transport). My fiancé, who was working in the Police vehicle theft department at the time told me he did not like to visit me, my flat was too small, he got claustrophobic. So I spent my time mostly alone.
I made a new friend at the bus stop one morning, her name was Margo, and her boyfriend lived in the army barracks. She lived with her mom. We soon became good friends, and having lots of free time on our hands, we caught a bus one late afternoon, went for some drinks, and then went clubbing. By the time we were ready to leave, the bus services stopped for the night but there was no shortage of eligible bachelors who offered us a ride. We chose the most innocent looking one, and we sat in the back of his car.
we got back to my flat ( with Margo’s just across the street), thanked our ride, and got out the car.
Little did I know mr. Obsessive Compulsive Freak decided to ordain me with a visit that night. Since I was not holed up in my little flat, he decided to wait up for… Continue reading
Yes, I hate a cliffhanger as much as the next person, and this is also the first book I picked up from Elizabeth Hunter while waiting for the next big one to catch my eye. The story starts with Ava, a lonely traveler, freelance photographer who ventures into Istanbul, for a photo shoot and to see about a doctor she was referred to who may be able to help her with the “voices” she constantly hear when around other people. We also meet the Irin scribes, the worlds oldest record keepers, and their nemesis – the Grigori soldiers who kills human woman for their energy. I decided to hold off on posting a review on The Scribe, and could not wait to get my hands on the next book.
Then at last the second book in the series was released, The Singer. Although this book was a slow start for me, it was the most nail biting book of the trilogy, what will happen to the scribes, what is the Grigori planning,and why is the fallen just sitting and watching? It was a well written companion book to The Scribe. Elizabeth fleshed out, not only the characters, but also the world they inhabit, their ancient ways and traditions. I makes you wish this world really existed so you could go and visit there – it’s that realistically written.
Ok. I have to say that waiting LONG months for The Secret to be released was absolute torture.… Continue reading
My Bucket list
your fingerprints never fade from the lives you touch
I realized (not too long ago) that we cannot take anything with us when it’s our time to go to eternal sleep. the only thing we can take with us is our memories, our love, and our experiences. Do things, if you have been in one place all your life, now is the time to venture out. After all you can be sorry about the things you did not do in your life at the end of it, but if you have time, do stuff, now.
I have, during the course of the last 5 years undergone dramatic surgery for various ailments relating to my left shoulder, arm and my neck. These operations also included two operations (the first failed) to give me my voice back (I got a super bug in the hospital and lost my voice for 4 months due to paralyzed central nerve).
So one of the things on my bucket list cannot be sing to my favorite song, because I can only do the base voices while my daughters angel’s voice soars for both of us.
Yes, I am only 42 at the moment, but after spending months on the mend, just to have another and another operation with the subsequent mending time, rehabilitation, and trying to keep my business… Continue reading
Dictionary: Artful Deception
done with or showing artistic skill
: the act of making someone believe something that is not true : the act of deceiving someone
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Congratulations Karina, on another book, and your first romance. Well done!
The reason for my 4 star rating of a 5 star book is after seeing your incredible support, beta and edit exams, it was sad for me to come across so many unnecessary grammatical errors. It feels like it was only run through a spell checker for the major spelling errors.
The story deserved so much more, as did your incredible humor. I started reading late at night, and had to physically smother my laughter into my pillow to try and not disturb the rest of the sleeping souls in the house. Mateo, Vera and the other Spanish people (and the Angles too) were created with so much life and spirit in them, I can actually visualize myself hopping on a plane to Spain to join the conversational English classes for business people, and have a glass of that wine!.
The story line is very sweet and follow a few relationships borne from the month long “language camp”, where everybody lives together, eats and parties for a month in Spain, in English.
It is with a sad heart that the language course comes to an end, but from here we follow to see if some new relationships would stand the test of time, or if Vera should have listened to the last bit of advice the reception lady gave her before boarding the buss when she arrived: “don’t fall in love…”