Tag Tuesday – Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

Hello, wonderlandians. It’s July. Where has this year gone? I have a great tag for you today.
Got the questions from YA Bookaholic though it looks like they have not posted for a good two years. Although, I have been seeing this all over booktube and the blogs. So I wanted to give it a try. Plus I know it July. Don’t yell at me.
1. Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2018?
I am stuck between two books.
King of Wall Street
King of Wall Street by [Bay, Louise]

THE KING OF WALL STREET IS BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES BY AN AMBITIOUS BOMBSHELL.

I keep my two worlds separate.

At work, I’m King of Wall Street. The heaviest hitters in Manhattan come to me to make money. They do whatever I say because I’m always right. I’m shrewd. Exacting. Some say ruthless.

At home, I’m a single dad trying to keep his fourteen year old daughter a kid for as long as possible. If my daughter does what I say, somewhere there’s a snowball surviving in hell. And nothing I say is ever right.

When Harper Jayne starts as a junior researcher at my firm, the barriers between my worlds begin to dissolve. She’s the most infuriating woman I’ve ever worked with.

I don’t like the way she bends over the photocopier—it makes my mouth water.

I hate the way she’s so eager to do a good job—it makes my dick twitch.

And I can’t stand the way she wears her hair up exposing her long neck. It makes me want to strip her naked, bend her over my desk and trail my tongue all over her body.

If my two worlds are going to collide, Harper Jayne will have to learn that I don’t just rule the boardroom. I’m in charge of the bedroom, too.

The King of Wall Street is a sexy, stand alone, contemporary romance.
Dragon's Lair (Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club Book 1) by [Fernando, Chantal]

The first in a new sexy romance series from bestselling author Chantal Fernando about the bad boys of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club and the women who fall in love with them.

When I found my boyfriend cheating on me, I did something stupid.

Or should I say, someone?

Because of that mistake, I’m now stuck in a world I don’t belong in.

I’m a law student. They’re criminals. He’s the vice president of a motorcycle club. I’m a good girl with a strict upbringing. He’s my ex-boyfriend’s brother. 

And I’m screwed.

Dragon’s Lair. Which I do have review for.
I would really recommend the book if you like bad-ass biker men. Check out my reveiw for more information and my thoughts on the whole book. Plus let me know what you think if you have already read the book.
2. Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2018?
Gabriel’s Rapture.
Gabriel's Rapture (Gabriel's Inferno Trilogy Book 2) by [Reynard, Sylvain]

 National bestselling author Sylvain Reynard continues the story of Gabriel and Julia, two lovers bound together by their darkest desires.

But those very desires may destroy them . . .

Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate, yet clandestine affair with his former student Julia Mitchell. Sequestered on a romantic holiday in Italy, he tutors her in the sensual delights of the body and the raptures of sex.

But when they return, their happiness is threatened by conspiring students, academic politics, and a jealous ex-lover. When Gabriel is confronted by the university administration, will he succumb to Dante’s fate? Or will he fight to keep Julia, his Beatrice, forever?

In Gabriel’s Rapture, the brilliant sequel to the wildly successful debut novel, Gabriel’s Inferno, Sylvain Reynard weaves an exquisite love story that will touch the reader’s mind, body, and soul, forever.

3. New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To?
 There have not been any new releases out that I have wanted to get.
4. Most Anticipated Release For Second Half of 2018?
Coming out at the end of this month it is called Sea Witch. It’s kind of a little mermaid retelling.
5. Biggest Disappointment?
It is called Gun Shy I have a review on it.
6. Biggest Surprise?
I got to me Richelle Mead this year that was amazing. Drove 5 1/2 hours to see her.
7. Favourite New Author?
 Her name is Kristy Nicolle. I don’t have just favorite authors. I have what I call my ride or die authors. Anything they write I will read. She has become one of those authors for me.

 

8. Newest Fictional Crush?

Xion from The Onyx Hourglass by Kristy Nicolle.

9. Newest Favourite Character?

Not sure I have read so many good one this year.

10. Book That Made You Cry?

I have not had a book that has made me cry this year.

11. Book That Made You Happy?

Most every book makes me happy.

12. Favourite Book To Movie Adaptation You Saw This Year?

I have not really watch any this year.

13. Favourite Review You’ve Written This Year?

My review for Driven. It took me longest to write.

14. Most Beautiful Book You Bought So Far This Year?

I don’t know.

15. What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of The Year?
A back log of some books that were sent to me with no date for the review.

 

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

736ef76b943e1699700342a815f49611

Advertisements

Tag Tuesday – 20 Questions Book Tag

Hello, wonderlandians. Happy Tuesday. I am so sorry that I have not been very active over the weekend and yesterday. Over the weekend it was Mother’s Day and my sister graduated from college. Then my birthday was yesterday so I have spent a lot of time with my family.

How was you weekend?

Found this tag from The Little Booknerds in the Corner.

1. How many books is too many books in a series?

If you love a series so much is there a such a thing? Once the author feels like the story is done. 

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

If done well then I feel like they could be a good asset because it gets the readers interested in the next book. 

3. Hardcopy or paperback?

Hard copy

4. Favourite Book?

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I know I talk about that book a lot on this blog but I love it so much. 

5. Least Favourite Book?

New Moon from the Twilight Saga. I have never had to force myself to a read a before.

6. Love Triangles, yes or no?

Yes, if done correctly. 

7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

I don’t know. I have been on a really good reading streak lately.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

The Opel Blade by Kristy Nicolle. I really recommend it. 

9. Last book you recommended to someone?

Check my last answer. Plus the Driven Series by K. Bromberg. 

10. Oldest book you’re read (Publication date)?

I read The Little Mermaid original publication date was April 7, 1837.

11. Newest book you’ve read (Publication date)?

I am also reading a book called Down Shift and it was published in 2016. 

12. Favourite author?

Richelle Mead 

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

Buying Books

14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?

New Moon

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Book Marks 

16. A book you can always re-read?

Vampire Academy 

17. Can you read while listening to music?

Yes, I can. 

18. One POV or multiple POV’s?

Usually, one POV but if done right multiple POV’s. 

19 Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

Over multiple days 

20. Who do you tag?

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.
Until next time
Much love
Ashten
810420bba3667e16342943d5adbb39b0

 

Book Tag – Inside & Out

Hello, wonderlandians. How was your Tuesday? I will be sleeping when this post goes up so mind starting out great because I’ll be asleep. Then I have to wake up and go to work. Wouldn’t it be great if blogging could be a full-time job? I think it would be great because then that way I can dedicate most of my day to making awesome content. I know the Driven review that I did took me about two days to do because one my computer is still not with me. Then I also have limited time throughout the day. So I was working on that specific blog post for the time allotted in my day.

Honestly this lot is always on my mind and I’m always thinking of better ways that I can do things in terms of formatting reviews and all that stuff. So this is like a full-time job but I have like a real full-time job. I don’t know I guess this is a long exclamation to I would really like Paul going to be like my job. Because it doesn’t feel like work it’s just fun. And You guys make this super fun to do.

Today is tag prompt comes to us from Lost in Pages.

1. Inside flap/Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough

I find that I like the book summaries to be on the back of the book. If the summary is on the inside flap I don’t tend to read them and just buy the book based on the cover. But to be truthful I don’t buy a ton of physical copies of books. The physical copies that I do have are pretty much a box that I’ve already read and want to have the physical copy.

2. New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: Audiobook, E-Book, Paperback, or Hardcover?

For a new book go for two different formats I typically tend to go for audiobook or E-Book. Some new books in the e-book format don’t have audiobooks attached to them. So I will go for that format. If the book does come with an audio that I will pick up both because I find the audio is cheaper if you get the e-book.

3. Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books, take notes, make comments, or do you keep your books clean clean clean?

When it comes to a physical copy of a book I do not like to deface it. This is my personal opinion I do not like writing in my book. So I like to keep it clean. But I do like to annotate with sticky notes. When it comes to my e-book copies I actually highlight passages because I like the way that it looks. So in e-books yes I will highlight make notes in little notes section and that’s what I like.

4. Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when you’re deciding on a book? What if you’re unsure of the author’s gender?

Honestly no it doesn’t bug me if the other is male or female. Typically when I go and look at a book I’m not looking at who the author is until after I read the book. So what grabs my attention is the cover and the synopsis of the book. The only time that matters is when I’m doing a review of a book because I want to give that author specific credit. But if I don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl I will just typically say the author or I will put the full name of the author. But whether it goes to the story writing no it doesn’t matter because I found either you’re a good writer or you’re a bad writer and it really doesn’t matter what sex you are.

5.  Ever read ahead? or have you ever read the last page way before you got there? 

Sadly, yes I do read ahead in my books. It’s not that I’m trying to spoil myself it’s that if I’m at a particular scene that is slow I wanted to know when some exciting parts are going to be happening so that way I can determine if I want to keep with the book or not.

6.  Organized bookshelves, or outrageous bookshelves?

Just re-organized my bookshelf so as of right now and organized bookshelf. Once I get more books then it will be an outrageous bookshelf.

7.  Have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?

Yes, I do. Now I try to go by the method of if the synopsis grabs me or not. If it doesn’t then I don’t get the box even if the cover is really beautiful.

8. Take it outside to read, or stay in?

I like both.Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please do not forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

810420bba3667e16342943d5adbb39b0

Tag Tuesday – TMI Tag 94 Questions

Hello, wonderlandians. How are you all doing on the awesome Tuesday? I hope the answer is well. I thought it would be a good idea for me to take on the TMI Tag. This was suppose to be 100 questions but some of them I felt were not appropriate to be asking so I cut them out. Here we go.

What is your biggest turn off in a person?

Some one who is a lair. If I can trust you then why should I be with you?

Related image
What is your biggest turn on in a person?

I really like a guy who loves his family.

Are you like your zodiac sign suggests that you should be?

Yes, 100%

At what age did you realize Santa was not real?

What do you mean he is not real??? I am shocked. No, I was eight years old.

At what age did you have your first sexual experience?

I was 17 years old.

At what age did you have your first kiss?

I was 15 years old.

At what age did you have your first crush? Who was it?

I was 5 years old and his names was Michael.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

That I’m great with little kids. I love kids and have two much younger siblings that I have watched grow up.

What is the biggest lie you ever told?

Again I don’t know.

Do you hate anyone right now?

Nope, I have strong dislike of someone.

Do you have any hiding piercing’s? If yes, where?

Me ears.

Do you have any tattoos? If yes what do they mean?

I have four. The first one is a head charm that belonged to my great grandma T. I have that tattooed on my wrist. It has the year she was born and the year she died. Then I have a tattoo of a double crescent moon on the same wrist. Then I have the words Don’t Hesitate on my right wrist. It is a quote from my favorite book series. Then I have a huge Orca on my left arm. Orca whales mean a great deal to me.

Do you miss anyone right now?

My boyfriend

Do you smoke?

Only when I am stressed. I vape now.

To your knowledge, have you ever been cheated on?

Yes, I have by two different people.

Have you ever been in a physical fight?

Nope and I am proud of that fact.

Have you ever been in a relationship?

Yes, several. and I am in one now.

Have you ever been in love?

Only once and I am still with that person.

Have you ever been loved by someone you didn’t love back?

Yes. Sadly, I have.

Have you ever loved someone that didn’t love you back?

Nope. I have only been in love once in my life.

Have you ever been betrayed by someone you care about?

Yes, I have. I can’t remember off hand who it was.
Have you ever catfished anyone?

Yes, back in my early years of high school. Never again though.

Have you ever cried over a lover?

Yes, I have.

Have you ever danced without leaving room for Jesus?

I am not overly religious so I don’t know.

Have you ever dated someone you met online?

Yes, I have. It is was a bad experience.

Have you ever given or received a hickey?

Yes, both actually. A lot back in high school

Have you ever had a crush on a teacher?

Not on of my teacher. One of my sisters teachers though.

Have you ever kissed a non-family member on the lips?

Are we counting boyfriends? If yes, then yeah I have. If not then I am sure that I have when I was younger.

Have you ever kissed for more than two hours consecutively?

Nope. I need this thing called air.

Have you ever kissed or been kissed on the breast?

A little forward are we but yea to the second half of that question.

Have you ever kissed someone below the belt?

Not telling.

Have you ever lead a person on?

Yes, I have.

Have you ever lied to get out of trouble?

All the time when I was younger. I remember this one time when I was in high school. I was listening to my iPod in the halls of the school I go caught. They took it away from me. I was listing to music. I lied and said it was an audiobook for one of my classes. I broke down crying saying that if my mom had to come and it get it she would be so mad. They gave it back to me.

Have you ever liked a person your friend was dating?

Nope. To be honest though I have not had very many friends in my life. When I do though they are usually men.

Have you ever played a game involving stripping?

Nope. I can honestly say I have never.

Have you ever used somebody for your personal gain?

Nope.

Have your ever been heart-broken?

Yes, I have.

How far have you gone to get something you desired?

I can’t remember.

How many relationships have you had?

Three or Four real ones.

What do you weight?

204

How tall are you?

5″2

If applicable, when did you lose your virginity?

I was 17.

If you could bring back a person from the dead who would you bring back?

My great grandma T. She was an amazing person.

If you could choose one Disney prince to marry who would you choose?

Eric from the little mermaid.

If you could choose one Disney princess to be your best friend who would you chose?

Ariel, Jasmine, and Belle

If you could get married to any celebrity who would it be?

Jamie Dornan

If you could, what would you change about your first kiss?

That it would be with my current boyfriend.

If you had to live in the world of the last T.V show you watched where would you be living?

In the time when Queen Victoria was well Queen.

When was the last time you insulted someone?

Yesterday.

When was the last time you were insulted?

Yesterday.

Mention a movie that always makes you cry?

The Notebook

What is the scariest thing you have ever experienced?

When I thought there was some serious wrong with my mom.

What color of underwear are you wearing right now?

Blue

What do you think about the most?

Books and my boyfriend

What do you think is your sexiest feature?

My eyes

What is a disgusting habit you have?

I am a slob

What is a relationship deal breaker for you?

I can handle a lot.

What is a weird thing you love?

I don’t know

What is the sexiest feature you love in the opposite gender?

Eyes. I love the eyes.

Mention something that is currently bothering you?

People

Mention something that makes you happy?

My family and books

Mention something that makes you sad?

The thought of losing my family

Mention something you do when no one is watching?

Sing at the top of my lungs. I can’t sing.

What is something you like to do when you are sad?

Read it curse all things.

What is the best gift you ever received?

A rosary that belonged to my great grandma. It was blessed by the pope.

What is the best gift you have ever given?

A blanket that I gave to my sister

What is the biggest fear you have overcome?

My OCD. I have come long way with. Don’t want to go back.

What is the longest you have ever gone without a shower?

4 days. This is when I was younger.

What is the major physical trait you look for in a partner?

Eyes. They’re the window to the soul right?

What is the worst gift you have ever given?

I don’t know.

What is the worst gift you have ever received?

Clothes

What is your biggest fear?

That my OCD will get bad again.

What is your favorite holiday destination?

I don’t have one

What is your relationship with your parents like?

Great. I love them.

Have you ever had a pregnancy scare?

Yes.

What is your worst sexual experience?

Not telling you. Nosey.

What is your zodiac sign?

Taurus

What was the last text you sent?

To my mom telling her to call me.

What was the last thing that made you cry?

My back. I found out that I had a kidney infection.

What was the last thing that made you laugh?

The lasted book I am reading.

When is your birthday?

May 14th, 1991

When was the last time you cried?

Last night over a book.

Which celebrity would be your hall pass?

Jamie Dornan

Who is your celebrity crush?

Jamie Dornan

Who is your favorite fictional couple?

Romitri from Vampire Academy

Who was the first person you ever fell in love with?

My boyfriend. His name is Aaron.

Who was the last person you texted?

My boyfriend.

Would you ever change anything about yourself and if so what would it be?

No I would not. Maybe my nose.

Have you ever cheated on a significant other during a relationship?

No I have not.

Have you ever been walked in on during sex?

Yes, I have

Have you ever used marijuana?

No

Have you ever been arrested?

No

Have you ever been convicted of a crime?

Nope.

I hope you got to know me a little bit better.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

810420bba3667e16342943d5adbb39b0

Tag Tuesday – I Love Spring Book Tag

Hello, wonderlandians. How is your Tuesday? I am so in-love with the tag I am doing today. It’s fun and something that is really fun. Spring is one of my favorite months because I’m a spring baby. So my birthday is next month. I thought a spring books tag would be fitting.

Where I found the tag amandaventure on Instagram. You can watch her video here.

1) How is Spring where you live?

Spring where I live is a little weird. It will rain and be sunny all in one day. I do have say that I love it. When it rains in the morning and then you have the sent of rain in the air all day.

2) Most anticipated book release this Spring?

The Mermaid's Escape: A Reverse Harem Romance (The Siren Series Book 1) by [McAllen, Kellie]

The Emerald Sea (The Glittering Court) by [Mead, Richelle]

3) Show us a book cover that makes you think of Spring.

4) Where are you going to read this Spring?

I am a read by the seat of my pants kind of a girl. I never really know until the mood hits me.

5) Find a cover with the sun on it!

Related image

Never have I read this book seen this movie. It told me to look for cover with a sun so here you go. 

6) What are your favorite Spring reads?

Maybe someday by Colleen Hoover.

7) Find a book with many different colors on it.

8) Whom do you tag?

Anyone who wants to do this tag.

Kristin Kraves Books

LOVE BOOKS GROUP

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

810420bba3667e16342943d5adbb39b0

Madness Monday – The Rising Author Tag

Hello, wonderlandians. Happy Monday! I am doing a tag today. I had no idea what I wanted to post. So you guys are getting two different tags this week. I don’t call this Madness Monday for nothing.

Image result for madness gif

Got this awesome tag idea from Lost in a Story. Go show her some love on her blog. It’s amazing.

As you guys know I am working on Project Odette. I’m very sorta hush hush about this project. Reason being is that this story is very close to my heart. It needs to be done in the right way. I feel like taking about it to soon will jinx me.

What is your current WIP about, and what’s its status? (ie. plotting, writing, editing, etc.)

Project Odette is about OCD and the struggles of living with it. I’m still writing and editing the stage.

Do you plot things out and/or outline, or just figure it out as you write?

With this project I have somewhat outlined. I have a list of all the chapters that I want to write about, but that is as far as it goes.

What are some book ideas you want to write in the future?

I would love to write a story about some Irish folklore. I have one in the process about mermaid and witches.

Out of the characters you’ve written so far, who are your favorites?

I have written some awesome characters that I have loved. The one that stands out to me is Max. I love him so much. He is protective over his sisters. He is the funniest character that I have ever written. He wields the element of earth. So when he gets in trouble or he forgets his sisters birthday he will show up with a diamond to make up for

What’s your writing routine, if any? (ie. snacks, music, time of day, location, etc.)

I usually am listening to a playlist that I have put together. I can write at anytime of the of the day. My everyday life is pretty busy. I work two jobs. So when I get the time is when I write.

Show your WIP’s aesthetic in images or words (or both)!

Related image

Image result for OCD

Related image

What (or who) motivates you to write?

This story was motivated by the fact there are not enough stories about people and OCD.

What do you find is the easiest part about writing? The hardest?

I find that the easiest thing about writing is that once I have really good story idea I go in on it at full force. The hardest is writers block and never finishing the stories that I have started.

What genre will you never try, and why?

Contemporary. I don’t really read it.

Share a tiny (or large) snippet/excerpt of your writing, if you’re comfortable!

When I look at my childhood I see two very different scene play out before me.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

810420bba3667e16342943d5adbb39b0

Tag Tuesday – Book Lovers Tag

Hello, wonderlandians. I hope your Tuesday is great! I got this idea from one Jo Linddell. I read through her blog today not knowing what kind of tag I wanted to do and she posted hers today. Go check out her blog.
1. Do you have a specific place for reading?
I mostly read in my bed at home under the blankets but I can read anywhere.

 

2. Bookmarks or a Random Piece of Paper?

I use a bookmark. I have been using one that I have been making. So that has been a fun project.
3. Can you just stop anywhere or do you need to finish a chapter?

I can stop anywhere in a book. It does not bug me.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Yes. I mainly use a phone or iPad to read.

5. Music or TV while reading?

Both

6. One book at a time or several?

Serveral. I’m a serial reader.

7. Do you read ahead or skip the pages?

I try not to but I do.

8. Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?

Either or I can mostly read in my bed.

9. Read out loud or silently?

I really don’t know. I most read silently. Unless I am really into the scene.

10. Do you write in your books?
Nope! That is a sin in my opinion. If you do awesome. I am not trying to tell you not to.
Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.
Until next time
Much love
Ashten
810420bba3667e16342943d5adbb39b0