I’m Niina from the beautiful northern city of Helsinki, Finland.
I have been blogging for over four years now (in english), but this blog is new and a part of my dream of working with books and reading as many as I can get my hands on.
As an avid reader of Paranormal & Paranormal Romance, Supernatural, Fantasy & Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, Chick lit, Mystery, Romance and Historical Romance, some of my favorite authors include:
Margaret George, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mika Waltari, Kaari Utrio, David Eddings, Charlaine Harris, J.R. Ward, Laurell K. Hamilton, Sujata Massey,J.D. Robb, Jodi Picoult, Diana Gabaldon, Marian Keys and Jane Green...
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Smashwords book reviews by Niina C
- Brass Hearts- A Steampunk Fairytale
on Oct. 06, 2011
Enjoyable trip to a steampunk world where one Ball will change everything and love begins to blossom...
- Red Winter
on Nov. 24, 2011
1890. LonePine is a small town closing in for the winter… Sheriff Hardiman is taken to see the body of miner, the savage death with no clue of who could have done it. It doesn’t take long before a whore is found dead in her bed and Hardiman focuses his attention to the new man in town, Mr. Whisper, a man who doesn’t fit in. But there is more to Whisper than death, something no one ever saw coming.
This story was the first horror I’ve read in a long time and I now recall why I use to like reading a lot of them. Red Winter starts eerily and continues all the way to end with the reader engaged and wondering what will happen and fearing what creeps out of the shadows.
Hardiman is a great character, he’s rough and rugged, has a sweet spot for his wife and good head on his shoulders, which makes seeing the world through his eyes a pleasure.
Red Winter is written in a way that makes you feel like you know the town already, which lets you slip into the story so easily, which makes the eeriness of the story really sink in good!
You’ll love this if you like thrills, chills, and the “oh don’t do that!” I skipped off my normal romance genre trail, but this novella was well worth it! After all my second love is westerns, so I’m pleased. ;)
Read Clark Hays's Interview at "For The Love of Reading!" @ http://niinas-reading-and-reviewing.blogspot.com/2011/11/review-interview-with-red-winter-author.html
- The Alien King and I
on Feb. 28, 2012
I wish this would have been longer! The plot was funny, with Lindsey's denial and intoxicated behavior, absolutely refusing to believe anything except the stripper scenario. Got giggles out of me! Lizzie Lynn Lee has a nag of writing funny, sexy stories that cover whole range of genres, but all have erotica and romance in common!
Despite the absurdity of the situation the novella was definitely erotica, from well hung alien kings to cold showers! The story was sexy! It could have been longer, and I hoped it would have been with both slightly goofy Lindsey and arrogant warrior king Fairoh being such a great match chemistry wise. I would have loved to have know what happens after the short story ended, but I suppose I just have to imagine it. ;)
A great free read to anyone who loves science fiction romance, erotic romance and humanoid aliens getting bossy. ;)
- Her Heart for the Asking (Book 1 - TEXAS HEARTS)
on Aug. 21, 2012
I really enjoyed Mondello's writing! I liked what she did with the characters she gave them real depth and emotions, real troubles and obstacles as well as heart warming moments. Even the supporting cast was very real. And this is why even though the story wasn't for me I'm giving 3 stars, I really enjoyed what Ms. Mondello did with her words.
Read more here >> http://niinas-reading-and-reviewing.blogspot.fi/2012/08/review-her-heart-for-asking.html