Same title, different books! (1)

Rubrica noua! Pam Pam! Ideea mi-a venit in timp ce cautam o carte astazi pe GoodReads si mi-au aparut mai multe carti cu acelasi titlu. Si mi s-a parut amuzant sa va arat diferite carti care au acelasi titlul. 🙂

Vreau sa inaugurez rubrica aceasta cu titlul “Ember”. Am gasit o multime de carti cu titlul acesta, dar 3 mi-au atras atentia: “Ember” de Madison Daniel, “Ember” de Bettie Sharpe si “Ember” Jessica Sorensen. Toate trei au acelasi titlu, coperti frumoase, dar sunt complet diferite. 🙂

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Love never dies…but it can kill.

Ember is the story of Max Valentine, a teenager with secret abilities and many inner demons. His life revolves around music and his love for it. When his father dies he seeks answers with his last living relative, his fathers brother Frank. Frank lives on the island of Maui and eagerly takes Max in as his own. Max soon learns that healing his past will be more difficult than he could have ever believed. Two major complications will tempt and torment him as he tries to make sense of his abilities.

The first temptation comes in the form of a mysterious island girl. Asia Lyn Michaels is rich, spoiled, angry and beautiful. Her path crosses with Max on the beach one afternoon, forever changing both of their lives. Max saves her life and she discovers his secret. From that moment on they are connected, no matter how much they fight it.

The second temptation will test Max’s very soul. Samantha Ann Summers is sweet, artistic, smart and confident. She will help Max find his smile again and maybe even heal his past mistakes. She is possibly his soul mate and Max will fight that with every fiber of his being.

Max’s temper and indecision with the girls will send in motion events that will cost him dearly. He will test the limits of his powers and the new relationship with his protective uncle. He will gain a powerful love and lose another.

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Charm is a curse. Love is a fire. This story is no fairytale.

Everyone loves Prince Charming. They have to—he’s cursed. Every man must respect him. Every woman must desire him. One look, and all is lost.

Ember would rather carve out a piece of her soul than be enslaved by passions not her own. She turns to the dark arts to save her heart and becomes the one woman in the kingdom able to resist the Prince’s Charm.

Poor girl. If Ember had spent less time studying magic and more time studying human nature, she might have guessed that a man who gets everything and everyone he wants will come to want the one woman he cannot have.

Warning: This story contains sex, violence, and naughty words.
It’s based on a fairytale, but it isn’t for kids.
You must be over 18 to read.

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What if you knew when someone was going to die?

For seventeen-year-old Ember, life is death. With a simple touch, she knows when someone will die. It’s her curse and the reason she secludes herself from the world. The only person who knows her secret is her best friend Raven.

Then she meets Asher Morgan. He’s gorgeous, mysterious, and is the only person Ember can’t sense death from. So when he pushes into her life, she doesn’t mind.

But when unexplained deaths start to haunt her town, Ember starts questioning why she can’t sense Asher’s death and what he may be hiding.

Care dintre carti vi se pare mai interesanta si care v-ar placea sa o cititi?Eu am citit “Ember” si, dupa cum stiti, a devenit una dintre seriile mele preferate. Am si “Ember” de Jessica Sorensen, si abia astept sa am timp sa o citesc. Mai ramane sa fac rost de a doua “Ember”. 🙂

Cum vi se pare rubrica,va place? 🙂

Short Review: Bright Eyes by Madison Daniel

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Blurb:

Michael has a secret.

A dark and haunting secret. One night. One date. One nightmare come to life.

Get lost in a short story of young love/lust, music and horror.

BRIGHT EYES: What lovely eyes you have…

 Review:

I received a free copy of this book in exchange on an honest review. Thank you,Madison!!!

I’m still grinning like an idiot after reading the “A special thank you” list. My name was in there!! My freaking name, Bianca Calin. I’m so honored and excited,I can’t stop smiling. It’s just incredible and totally unexpected!!

Coming to the book, “Bright Eyes” took me by surprise.It’s very dark and scary, very different from “Ember”. The author proved once again that he’s talented and that he can write anything. Love stories, horror stories, fight scenes,everything! And he writes better and better with every book.

I read “Bright Eyes” in just 20 minutes. It’s a quick, captivating and very scary read. Everything is desribed with enough details and you can imagine everything in your head.This is what scared me. Those things were as scary as Hell. But I liked it!

I really need a sequel, because the end left me with a question. What is going on with Michael??!!

In “Bright Eyes”, Madison shows his dark side.So if you read his other books and wanna read something that will show you,again, what an amazing author he is. I recommend this short story to everyone, I loved it!! Buy it, read it, love it!

Rate: 5 out of 5 stars

Order your own copy: http://www.amazon.com/Bright-Eyes-ebook/dp/B00BL3DF3O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361879167&sr=8-1&keywords=Bright+Eyes+Madison+Daniel

New from Madison Daniel: “Bright Eyes”

Madison Daniel has a surprise for you! Tomorrow, he’s going to release a new short story, named “Bright Eyes”!! I am very excited and I can’t wait to read it!! I bet I’ll love it!!

For now, I have only the cover, which I love. Take a look:

bright eyesIsn’t it awesome?!I LOVE IT! Can’t wait to read it!!

Are you as excited as I am for this new release of Madison Daniel’s?

Review: “Downpour” by Madison Daniel

I know that I already posted this review in Romanian,but I wanna post it again in English for the author. 🙂

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Review:

I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.Thank you so much,Madison!

As you may probably know,I LOVED the first volume of this series, “Ember”. The book left me with a HUGE cliffhanger and I was so eager to read the second book, “Downpour”, that when I received it, I couldn’t believe that I was finally going to read it!!

Noo,I didn’t like it.I adored it!! I am sooo lucky that I can understand this series and I can enjoy it.Lately, I saw that not everyone can understand it at its real value. The “Ember” series is AMAZING and deserves every single piece of attention and love that receives.

I loved every single page of this book and I was so sad when I finished it that I couldn’t read something else for a full week. “Downpour” also left me with a cliffhanger, even bigger than Ember’s. I need the 3rd like I need water!! The end of the book shocked me and made me cry.

In “Downpour” ,the characters are very changed. More mature, responsable and passionate.Asia annoyed me to pieces,though in “Ember” I loved her!She was so selfish and she couldn’t understand that Max has *SPOILER* a child *END OF THE SPOILER*  and he has more responsabilities. He has to be near Sam! Asia wanted Max just for herself and that annoyed me so much I could’ve screamed right in Asia’s face!

The book hooked me and, at some point, I was breathless!I was so into the book that I forgot to breathe! Everything around me disappeared and it was just me and this amazing world that Madison created.I felt like I was part of the story,watching everything from a corner.Not too many authors can do something like this.

Madison’s writing-style amazed me again. Something in it is so mysterious and unique, that the book flows from itself.The book has a special musicality that makes you love it from the first pages.

“Downpour” is very emotionally and at somescenes I even cried.

To be honest, I don’t know what else I can saw, how I should describe how much I loved it. Should I tell again that I loved it? As I think that you figured out, I recommend the series from the bottom of my heart.I am very happy that I discovered the series and I can’t wait until the 3rd volume! I want everyone to read it, no matter if the love it as much as I do.

Blurb:

A little sister lost.

A family tree withered.

A journey to save the past.

Max Valentine is a walking supernova.
On the run and searching for answers, his light darkens.
Dark skies on the horizon make his next chapter ominous.
His powers are fading but still he pushes toward the storm.
Embers still burn but can he survive this one truth…

…love is eternal but the heart is not.

My rate:

6 stars out of 5

Surprize,surprize…cu Madison Daniel si Bianca2b!

Ce titlu ciudat m-am gasit sa pun!Dar sunt super entuziasmata sa va spun ce urmeaza sa va spun!!!Am o surpriza care cred ca va va incanta pe toti,asa cum m-a incantat pe mine.

Intr-o zi,Madison m-a intrebat daca as putea traduce niste cuvinte in romana.Le-am tradus,si mai tarziu am aflat ca acele cuvinte sunt pentru trailer-ul cartii “Ember” varianta in…romana!Da,da,Madison s-a chinuit si a facut un trailer in romana exlusiv pentru blogul Bianca2b.Eu l-am ajutat cu traducerea,iar cand am primit filmuletul saream prin casa si dansam pe melodie.Este superb si sunt foarte bucuroasa ca Madison s-a gandit la acest lucru!!Asaa,si ca sa nu va mai tin in suspans,va las trailer-ul acestei carti superbe,”Ember”,mai jos.Enjoy!! ❤

Doamne,asta e trailer-ul meu preferat!Pur si simplu il iubesc!!Voi ce parere aveti??

Va las si trailer-ul original,in engleza,daca vreti sa il vizualizati. 😀

Ce parere aveti de trailer??Astept parerile voastre!!

 

My cast!(6)

Cum spuneam,nici de ziua mea nu pot sta depoarte de blog.:)) Dupa succesul Romaniei la Londra(Felicitari,Sandra!) am zis sa postez si eu distributia mea pentru carteaaaa….pentru carteaaaa…Ember!Dap,”Ember” de Madison Daniel,a doua mea carte preferata.Doamne,cat mi-a luat sa caut.L-am facut aseara,am vrut sa il postez,nu am fost multumita si am cautat din nou.Nici acum nu sunt intru totul multumita,dar actorii seamana foarte tare cu imaginile din mintea mea. Sper sa ii placa si lui Madison. :>

Ben Barnes este intruchiparea perfecta a lui…Max!Desi nu strica sa fie putin mai tanar.:))

 

Intotdeauna mi-am imaginat-o pe Sam ca si Amanda Seyfried.E perfecta pentru Sam!

 

Asia ar putea fi intruchipata de Megan Fox!

 

Devon,fostul iubit a lui Sam seamana foarte tare in imaginatia mea cu Josh Hutcherson. 🙂

Lucy Hale e perfecta(sau asa cred eu:D ) pentru prietena Asiei…Lucy!lol,coincidenta!

 

Frank,unchiul lui Max,ar putea fi interpretat de Matthew Davis.Desi nu arata chiar cum a fost descris Frank,Matthew e imaginea mea pentru acest personaj. 🙂

 

Trent Ford e bun pentru Kai. 🙂

Jamie Timony i-ar putea da viata lui Marcus.

 

Acestea sunt toate personajele din “Ember”(cele care apar frecvent,nu am inclus si personajele episodice.) .Ce parere aveti despre cast-ul pe care l-am ales eu?Madison,what do ya think??

 

In my mail!(4)

Am strans destule colete(4) ca sa va prezint din nou aceasta rubrica.Am primit 4 colete,dar consistente.Unele dintre ele vor ajunge la voi,unele vor ramane la mine.

Sa incepem cu coletul meu preferat,cel de la Madison Daniel.El mi-a trimis pentru concurs cartea “Ember” ( ❤ ❤ ❤ ) ,2 semne de carte,4-5 semne de carte din care cei de la Posta s-au gandit sa imi iau 2-3 si mi-au ramas numai 2,si un biletel foarte emotionant care m-a motivat sa nu il dezamagesc si sa reusesc cu campania aceasta de publicare.Daca vreti sa castigati cartea si swag-urile,participati la acest concurs.

Thank you ,Madison,for everything you sent me.I love everything!xo

 

 

 

 

 

De la Kimberly Sabatini am primit un super pachet de swag-uri,pe care il voi folosi la concursuri.Thank you,Kimblery!

 

 

 

 

 

E atat de dragut pachetul!!Mai ales acele mici semne de carte si aele bratari!!<3 ❤ ❤

De la Trinity Faegan am primit cartea ei “The Mephisto Covenant”,cu autograf,impreuna cu catva semne de carte si cu niste tatuaje foarte dragute.Iubesc acest pachet.Thank you,Trinity!

 

 

 

Iar astazi am primit de la Adam Croft cartea lui,”Exit stage left”.Abia astept sa o citesc!!

Faza amuzanta:astazi ,cand am venit acasa,am vazut in casuta postala un colet.Cand ma uit pe el,era scrisa adresa mea atat in engleza,cat si in …greaca!Dap,in greaca!Nedumerita,am desfacut coletul si am vazut ca si pe carte scria in greceste!Wow,Adam Croft stie greaca??Abia astep raspunsul lui,sa vad daca putem vorbi in greaca sau nu. 🙂

 

 

In greaca scrie:”Cele mai bune urari” 🙂

Imi pare rau daca (,) calitatea catorva poze nu este excelenta,dar sunt atat de obosita incat mi-e lene si mi-e prea somn sa ma duc la fereastra sa fac pozele.Am stat azi de la 8:30 dimineata  pana la 3:30 dupa-amiaza la consulatul roman din Salonic,dupa ce am plecat la ora 7 de acasa ca sa ajung la 9, cand ar fi trebuit ei sa vina.Numai ca doamna consul s-a gandit ca daca ieri au fost alegeri,de ce nu ar veni ea astazi de la ora 2:30.Si uite asa am stat noi,o gramada de oameni,de la 8:30 sau mai devreme,nemancati,obositi,fara o tualeta,si fara sa avem scaun,pana a venit doamna consul ,la 2:30.Si in sfarsit,la 3:30 am esti de acolo.Am mai facut o ora jumatate pe drumul spre casa ca de,de ce ar fi consulatul roman in centru ,aproape,la fel ca si celelalte consulate?Nu ,ei trebuie sa stea in cartierul bogatasilor.Astazi mi-am adus aminte de viata mea in Romania si de nesimtirea romanilor.In fine,nu mai vreau sa imi aduc aminte.

Voi ce ati mai primit/cumparat?

Concurs “Ember”!

E timpul pentru un nou concurs.Cred ca (,) cativa dintre voi,o sa va bucurati cand o sa vedeti ce carte puteti castiga:”Ember” de Madison Daniel!In varianta print!Autorul mi-a trimis-o,alaturi de o scrisoare foarte draguta!Poze maine,pentru ca azi nu prea am timp ,vreau sa termin de tradus primele 2 capitole din Ember si vreau sa si mai citesc,pentru ca in ultima vreme nu prea am mai avut timp de citit!

Deci…concursul se va desfasura EXACT ca si concursul “Ruby Blue”.Regulile sunt urmatoare:

1.Like paginii de Facebook a blogului (obligatoriu+5)

2.Dati follow blogului prin e-amil(obligatoriu-+5)

3.Raspinditi vestea pe Facebook/Twitter/Blog( obligatoriu+5).Puteti face asta in fiecare zi,iar de fiecare data cand veti distribui,vi se vor adauga cate 5 intrari in plus.

4.Spuneti SINCER daca vreti sau nu Ember in Romania(+5)

Dupa ce ati indeplinit toate cerintele ,va rog sa lasati un comentariu aici,care sa arate asa:

1.Numele de Facebook cu care ati dat like

2.Adresa reala de e-mail cu care urmariti blogul

3.Link-ul unde ati distribuit concursul

4.Vreau/nu vreau Ember in Romania

Perioada:26 iuli-26 august.Pe data de 27 august voi anunta castigatorul concursului.

Uuups,dar am uitat sa va zic premiile.Vor fi 2 premii:

Premiul I:Cartea “Ember”+ semn de carte

Premiul II:Semn de carte+Mini-poster

Premiul III:Mini-poster

Castigatorii vor fi alesi in mod aleatoriu cu ajutorul site-ului random.org.

Asta este tot.Vreau sa va urez succes tuturor!

And,thank you,Madison,for supporting me in this campaign!You rock!xo

Beyond the never-Madison Daniel

Dupa cum cred ca bine stiti,Madison Daniel este unul dintre autorii mei preferati.Vorbind astazi cu el pe Facebook,mi-a zis ca pe 10 August noua lui carte,”Beyond the never” se va lansa.Impreuna cu Linna Drehmel, Jenna Kay,Alexia Purdy si Kyani Swanigan ,Madison Daniel a scris a alta carte pe care vreau sa o citesc.NEAPARAT!Pana o voi citi eu,va las mai jos coperta,descrierea si trailer-ul. 😀

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Tales of illusion, nightmares and love.

Through the eyes of the immortal.
Beyond the dreams of the enchanted.
On the breath of the cursed.

There lives only one truth.

Hold on to your light.
The darkness will find you.

Book trailer:

Ahh,vreau,vreau,vreau!!!

Review:Ember by Madison Daniel

When I first read about “Ember” by Madison Daniel,it seemed a very good book and I wanted immediately to read it.And when I finally started it,I needed just ONE PAGE to figure out that this will be one of those books which you can get off of your hands and with which you fall immediately in love.And because it’s my favorite book after “Creatura”,I decided to make a publish campaign in Romania.

To be honest ,reading “Ember”,I felt the fire wereof talks Madison.This book was hot.Literally and figuratively. Also,”Ember” put a biiiigggg smile on my lips.It’s extraordinary!

Sure thing that Madison Daniel knows how to tell a story.While I read “Ember”,the action unfold before your  eyes and you feel like watching a movie.Plus,the mai character,Max,is very well created and I can tell that I fell in love with him.Hihihi,he is just perfect.He loves music,”plays” with the fire all the time….and it’s simply adorabile!I think I love this book mostly because of him.Hihi,just joking. 😀

I liked ,also,that this time a boy has to choose between 2 girls,not a girl between 2 boys,like we are used to.The originality is a strength point of this book.And in this book are formed 2 teams:Team Asia or Team Sam,the 2 girls who are in love with Max and that Max loves.I was something like: Team Sam Team Asia,no,Team Sam and so on.I still don’t know who I like the most,because each one of them  has something special and each one of them loves Max.

At the first sight ,”Ember” can appear like a normal YA book,without something so special.But once you open it and enter in this wonderful world created by Madison,you don’t want to “get out”.It’s full of drama and  there are so many feelings,that it overwhelms you  at some point and you burst into tears.And the feelings are so good described that ,like I said before, it makes  you cry.All this drama can make the book a delight,if you know what I mean.Pretty  weird,huh?

Once,I sesizated in Max’s behavior a trace of selfishness ,but if you get to know him and his story,you figure out how he suffered and from where does his need of affection come.I cried when I read what happened to his sister,Mia,and I saw that Max is alike my brother.My borther would make the same thing for me too if we were in the same situation.

The book begins in a pretty weird way:Max having a nightmare,with a girl names Mia.He tries very hard not to let the girl fall into a huge gap,but after all,Mia falls.Maybe you think tha Mia was Max’s girlfriend,but no.Mia was Max’s  sister.If you’ll read the book,you’ll find out why does Max have these nightmares which are not giving peace to him.

Starting with the first chapter,we enter into the story.Max,a young boy passionated by music and that apparently has problem with his temper,is arriving on the little island  where his uncle lives.Max may seem a  normal boy:he likes music and he playes guitar.But if you get to know him better,you’ll find that he can cotrol the fire.He can burn something when he is nervous or sad just by touching it.When his emotions get out of control,his hands and his entire body start to heat up ,reaching on a temperature which would kill a normal human.But this won’t kill Max,but won’t help him either.More,he considers that this “gift” is actually a curse.That’s how I consider too,after I learned his story.

Even from the first chapter,the weird things are making their entrance in the scene.Waiting for his uncle to get home,a puppy comes to Max.They like each other immediately.While they were playing on the pavement,in front of them passes a girl so beatufiul ,that her face will remain always in Max’s head.Out of nowhere,appears a biker  and ,without a reason,Oz,Max’s dog,jumps and barks at him .The biker walks on the poor Oz.If his owner would be a normal guy ,Oz would be dead.But because Max isn’t a normal guy,with the help of his “gift”,he heals Oz ,who immediately jumps happy on Max.

Finally, at home arrives Max’s uncle ,who ,in the next few months,will be like a father to Max.He tells to his nephew that he can make his exercises  to control his power on a beach where  is always raining and where is nobody.Max goes in that day on the beach and,in the middle of the exercises ,on the beach appears the girl who passed on the sidewalk while Max was waiting for his uncle.By a mistake,Max send the girl in the sea,where she is took by a wave and crashed into the rock.The girl dies immediately.After a few minutes,she is brought to the shore and Max,panicked,tries to bring her back.He manages ,but he used a lot of power for this.The girl leaves the beach angry ,without saying even a “Thank you”.Max is confused and a little annoyed.

In the morning of the first day of school ,at  Max’s door appears a girl that he doesn’t know,but it seems like she knows Max.She is very beautiful and she takes Max to the school.On their way to the school,she presents herself as “Sam”.They have a strange conversation,Max being arrogant,which annoys Sam sometimes.

At school,Max meets Kai,a drummer who figures out immediately that Max plays guitar.Max and Kei become friends right away,and Max sustains an ad-hoc audition to join Kai’s band and he is accepted immediately by Kai.Later,Max meets Marcus too,the other member of the band.The 3 boys form a band and  a group of  good friends too .

In the same day of school,Max sees the girl that he almost killed on the beach.She is still mad and avoids him.Kai tells Max the story of the girl,which leaves Maz speechless.The girl’s name is Asia and there is a story telling that she is cursed.Later,after Asia gets closer to Max,the boy finds out that she has a power too:she controls the rain.Asia considers that “gift” a curse too,like Max does.Between Max and Asia is a connection that can’t be broken by anyone.This connection was made when Max healed Asia.The girl gets to know everything about Max,and between them developes a relationship that is so weird,yet so beautiful.Finally,Asia ends up loving Max and Max loving her.

But in the meanwhile,Max and Sam get along increasingly better.They match extraordinary and always have fun together.Finally ,they get to fall in love with each other,resulting in a love triangle.Now,Max is in a difficult sitaution:he has to choose between Sam and Asia,the only girls he loved and that he will always love.Who do you think that Max will choose?Do you want to see Max’s other adventures?Then read this book.It deserves!

Love never dies…but it can kill.

Ember is the story of Max Valentine, a teenager with secret abilities and many inner demons. His life revolves around music and his love for it. When his father dies he seeks answers with his last living relative, his fathers brother Frank. Frank lives on the island of Maui and eagerly takes Max in as his own. Max soon learns that healing his past will be more difficult than he could have ever believed. Two major complications will tempt and torment him as he tries to make sense of his abilities.

The first temptation comes in the form of a mysterious island girl. Asia Lyn Michaels is rich, spoiled, angry and beautiful. Her path crosses with Max on the beach one afternoon, forever changing both of their lives. Max saves her life and she discovers his secret. From that moment on they are connected, no matter how much they fight it.

The second temptation will test Max’s very soul. Samantha Ann Summers is sweet, artistic, smart and confident. She will help Max find his smile again and maybe even heal his past mistakes. She is possibly his soul mate and Max will fight that with every fiber of his being.

Max’s temper and indecision with the girls will send in motion events that will cost him dearly. He will test the limits of his powers and the new relationship with his protective uncle. He will gain a powerful love and lose another.

Filled with action,mystery,love,passion and fire,”Ember” will hook you and will make you read without stopping.A delight to be enjoyed by all! I recommend this book from all my heart!It’s a must-have!