Saturday, 15 February 2020

Hejden Herera - Frida


Izdavač - ŠTRIK

“Umetnost Fride Kalo je bomba s mašnicom.”

“Ispunjava me najstrašnija tuga, ali znaš da ne ide sve onako kako čovek hoće i nema svrhe pričati o tome.”

Najobuhvatnija biografija Fride Kalo nas vodi kroz Fridin život, njenu umetnost, odrastanje u blizini Meksika u vreme Meksičke revolucije, nesreću koja ju je na neki način obeležila, povezanost sa Komunističkom partijom, njenu ljubav prema meksičkoi kulturi, brak sa Dijegom Riverom, kao i ljubavne veze koje je imala sa muškarcima i ženama.

“Mora se trpeti.
Počinjem da navikavam na patnju.”

Ja sam inače neko ko obožava Fridu Kalo, knjige o njoj zauzimaju posebno mesto na polici, odavno mi je njeno ime prvo na spisku ako budem imala devojčicu jednog dana i mislim da je bila neverovatna žena koja je u svojoj patnji i bolu pronašla način da sačuva dete u sebi, da voli, da se igra sa životom dok je smrt držala za ruku kao sigurnog saputnika.

“Čovek spozna ko su mu prijatelji kad padne u krevet ili ode u zatvor.”

Bila je jedna od retkih devojčica koja je ambiciozno želela da postane lekar dok joj nesreća u autobusu nije stala na put, u detinjstvu je uz punu podršku oca uvek bila ona čije su igre bile “za dečake” zbog oporavka od DCP, volela je celim srcem Dijega, lutke, životinje, decu i svoju poslugu dok joj život na kraju nije slupao to isto srce u deliće.
Tek tada je izgubila sebe. Amputacija noge je bila kap koja je gurnula preko ivice.

“Zadirkujem smrt i smejem joj se da me ne bi nadvladala.”

Njen život sa Dijegom nije bio lak zbog njegovog učestalog neverstva koje ju je bolelo dok i sama na kraju nije rešila da se upusti u avanture sa ženama i muškarcima.
Želju za detetom je potiskivala jer je bil svesna da bi trudnoća mogla da je ubije, nekoliko puta je izgubila dete, nekoliko puta je i abortirala pa je tu ljubav prenosila na decu svoje sestre Kristine.
Iako je živela u Njujorku, nikada nije zaboravila svoj Meksiko i nikako se nije uklapala u društvo bogatih i “uglednih” amerikanaca koji su, kako je ona sama pisala, uz koktele donosili odluke o ratovima i svemu ostalom.

“Kad su je pozvali na čaj u dom sestre Henrija Forda oduševljeno je govorila o komunizmu; u jednoj katoličkoj kući sarkastično se izražavala o crkvi. Kad se vraćala sa ručkova ili čajanki koje su organizovali razni komiteti društveno aktivnih žena, obično je slegala ramenima i trudila se da nadoknadi dosadan dan tako što će o njemu pripovedati na živopisan način, pa je govorila kako je psovala i izgovarala uvredljive fraze pretvarajući se da ne zna šta znače. “Šta sam uradila tim matorim kokoškama” govorila je smejući se s očiglednim zadovoljstvom.
Jednom prilikom, kad su se Frida i Dijego vratili nakon što su proveli veče u domu Henrija Forda, za koga je Frida znala da je deklarisani antisemita, Dijego je uleteo u stan kikoćući se veselo. Pokazujući na Fridu, povikao je: “Kakva cura! Znate šta je rekla kad su jednog časa svi utihnuli za trpezarijskim stolom? Okrenula se Henriju Fordu i rekla: ‘Gospodine Ford, da li ste vi jevrejin?”

Mene je ova knjiga oduševila, većinu stvari sam znala, ali opet bilo je sjajno sagledati njen život kroz ovu knjigu. Smejala sam se njenom slobodn duhu koji je mnoge vređao, a u isto vreme sam osetila tugu zbog svih patnji koje joj je život priredio. 

“Takođe njihov način života izgleda mi veoma odbojno, te proklete zabave na kojima se sve rešava, od prodaje slika do objave rata, nakon ispijanja mnogobrojnih koktelčića (ne umeju ljudski ni da se napiju) uvek uzimaju u obzir to da je prodavac slike ili onaj ko objavljuje rat “važna” osoba, inače uopšte ne obraćaju pažnju na vas. U Sjedinjenim Američkim Državama ulizuje se samo “važnim osobama” a nije im bitno što su to unos hijos de su majke (Frida je napisala “majke” na engleskom) i takođe mogu da vam prenesem još neke svoje utiske o tim gringosima. Možda ćeš mi reći da čovek tamo može da živi i bez koktelčića i “zabava” ali bez toga čovek ostaje nepoznat, a nervira me to što je u zemlji gringosa svima najvažnije da budu ambiciozni, da uspeju da postanu “neko”, a ja iskreno više nemam ni najmanju ambiciju da budem bilo ko, prezirem umišljenost i uopšte me ne interesuje da budem gran coca.”

Ogromna preporuka svima koji žele da zavire u Fridin život. Voleli je ili ne, morate priznati da je to žena koja nikoga nije ostavljala ravnodušnim.
Ja znam da je posle svake pročitane knjige volim malo više, sledeća knjiga koju moram da pronađem je “Dnevnik intimni autoportret” jer je njen dnevnik sam po sebi bio čista umetnost, a svakako mi je i poseta Muzeju Fride Kalo visoko na listi želja koja će se jednog dana, nadam se, ispuniti.

“Vodi ljubav, okupaj se, pa opet vodi ljubav.”

5 zvezdica ❤

“Mislim da je bolje otići, otići, pobeći. Pustiti da sve prođe u sekundi. Ojalá.”

Thursday, 13 February 2020

COVER REVEAL: Nightfall (Devil's Night #4) by Penelope Douglas


From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Douglas comes the thrilling, final installment in the Devil’s Night series… 

EMORY
They call it Blackchurch. A secluded mansion in a remote, undisclosed location where the wealthy and powerful send their misbehaving sons to cool off away from prying eyes.
Will Grayson has always been an animal, though. Reckless, wild, and someone who was never bound by a single rule other than to do exactly what he wanted. There was no way his grandfather was going to risk him humiliating the family again.
Not that the last time was entirely his fault. He might’ve enjoyed backing me into corners in high school when no one was looking, so they wouldn’t catch on that Mr. Popular actually wanted a piece of that quiet, little nerd he loved to torture so much, but…
He could also be warm. And fierce in keeping me safe.
The truth is… He has a right to hate me.
It’s all my fault. Everything.
Devils Night. The videos. The arrests.
I’m to blame for all of it.
And I regret nothing.

WILL
I never minded being locked up. I learned a long time ago that being treated like an animal gives you permission to act like one. No one has ever looked at me any other way.
Their only mistake is believing anything I do is an accident. I can sit in this house with no Internet, television, liquor, or girls, but I’ll come out of here with something far more frightening to my enemies.
A plan.
And a new pack of wolves.
I just didn’t expect one of my enemies to come to me.
I don’t know who smuggled her in or if they meant to leave her here, but I can smell her hiding in the house. She’s here.
And as the security detail leaves the supplies, the gates close, and the door to my gilded cage opens, giving me free reign of the house and grounds for another unsupervised month, I remember with a smile…
Blackchurch houses five prisoners. I’m only one of her problems.

*Nightfall, Devil’s Night #4, is a full-length, romantic suspense suitable for readers 18+. It’s necessary to read the prior installments in the series before starting this story.
Cover Artist: Pink Ink Designs


ABOUT PENELOPE:
Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages and include The Fall Away Series, The Devil’s Night Series, and the stand-alones, Misconduct, Punk 57, and Birthday Girl. Please look for Kill Switch (Devil’s Night #3), available now.
She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter.


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COVER REVEAL: Shadow Man by Catherine Wiltcher


SHADOW MAN: GRAYSON DUET BOOK ONE by Catherine Wiltcher
Release Date: 30th March 2020
Genre: Mafia/Cartel Romance
Cover design by ME Kusel, Steamy Designs
Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2R96iOg
PRE-ORDER: Coming Soon / www.catherinewiltcher.com

FIND ME. BREAK ME. CONSUME ME. HATE ME...

Shadow Man is the first book in a new duet from bestselling author Catherine Wiltcher's dark and thrilling Santiago saga...


SYNOPSIS:
Cause and consequence are two words that haunt me.
When I was stolen, I learned to hate.
When he saved me, I learned to fear.
I ran from him, following a trail of the dead,
from Miami all the way to Colombia.
Now I’ve fallen into darkness again, and he’s the only one I see.

But he’s a shadow man.
A bad man.
A soldier.
A killer.
The red right hand to the devil himself.
We’re a dirty contradiction: I’m the girl who can’t be touched, whom he refuses to set free.
We’re a dangerous obsession: There’s damage running deep in both of our souls.
Caught up in a cartel war I want no part of.
Trapped between love and hate.
One night will change everything...

For years, Joseph Grayson killed in the name of Dante Santiago.
Now, he kills for me.


MEET THE AUTHOR:
Catherine Wiltcher is a former TV producer and a self-confessed alpha addict. Her writing is best described as sinfully sexy, and her characters always fall hard and deep for one another. She is the author of the #1 bestselling cartel saga, the Santiago Trilogy, and she recently released her first contemporary romance with Entangled Publishing.

She lives in the UK with her husband and two young daughters. If she were stranded on a desert island, she'd like a large pink gin to keep her company. Cillian Murphy wouldn't be a bad shout either…
For book and blog updates, please visit www.catherinewiltcher.com

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Wednesday, 12 February 2020

COVER REVEAL: Lies & Truths Duet by Rina Kent

What happens when the most popular girl loses her memory and becomes a nobody? Lies & Truths Duet by Rina Kent is an enemies to lovers, dark college romance filled with twisted secrets, intense passion and kindle-burning suspense.

What to expect from Lies & Truths Duet:
Dark
Thrilling
Intense
Passion
Deception

RELEASE DATES: March 12, March 26th.





ALL THE LIES BLURB:

When lies become the truth.

My name is Reina Ellis.
Popular.
Beautiful.
Untouchable.
Problem is, I remember none of it.

His name is Asher Carson.
Gorgeous.
Silent.
Dark.
Oh, and my future husband.

He has three rules for me:
I’ll bow.
I’ll break.
I’ll pay for what I’ve done.

Problem is, I don’t remember what I’ve done, but I have a clue.
There was a fire.
A dead girl.
And I was there.

All The Lies is a dark new adult book that contains dubious situations some readers might find offensive and/or triggering. If you're looking for a hero, you won't find him in Asher Carson. Please don't read if any of that bothers you.

All The Lies is part of a duet and is NOT standalone. The entire duet will be released two weeks apart.

 
PRE-ORDER LINKS
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ALL THE TRUTHS BLURB:

The truth doesn’t set you free.

Revenge shouldn’t be rushed. It needs to be savoured.
Reina ruined my life and it’s only fair I ruin hers back.
Or that was the plan.
That was before she got under my skin and flowed into my blood.
Life as we know it crashes and burns.
All we have left is revenge.
Or is it?


GIVEAWAY:
To celebrate her Lies & Truths Duet cover reveal, Rina Kent is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Head to her Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/rinaakent/


Monday, 10 February 2020

COVER REVEAL: King of the South by Calia Read


KING OF THE SOUTH, book One in the Belgrave Dynasty. Coming February 21st!

BLURB:
The year is 1919, and the Great War has ended. As everyone picks up the pieces of their lives, I have only copious amounts of alcohol and women keeping me together.

Most of the men I went to war with didn’t make it home, including my best friend, Miles. I thought I knew everything about him until I discovered he made me the executor to his little sister Rainey’s dowry.

Rainey Pleasonton is anything but pleasant. Most men in Charleston found her wild and carefree ways to be terrifying, which explained why she was twenty-eight and still unmarried.

I have sixty days to help her find a husband before she loses her inheritance, her family’s legacy, and I lose the last of my sanity.

The only problem is, I’ve watched her go from a little girl who chased us around with a bow and arrow to the only woman in the South immune to my charm. And the men who were once scared of Rainey? They now find my le savauge beguiling, and I do not care for it one bit…

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What is the Belgrave Dynasty about? Start with the Surviving Time Series.
Book one, The Surviving Trace -> https://amzn.to/2zH9JDt
Book two, The Reigning and the Rule -> https://amzn.to/2DLmIZ8
Book three, Echoes of Time -> https://amzn.to/2HCHnPA