Happy New Year!

Hello wonderlandians! We are here.

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I can’t believe that it’s already 2019. Where did last year go? I feel like it flew by. I also know that the last part of the year I didn’t really post much so for that I’m sorry. What can you look forward to in the new year? Lots of read-a-thons. Book challenges. Book Reviews. I might through in what I have been melting. I have gotten into wax melts and candles the last half of last year.

I will be vamping my blog for this new year so please bare with me while I get that underway. I want to give the blog a whole new look for this new year. I have started with some new graphics.

Look forward to another post coming to you soon. I will be talking about all of the book challenges I will be part taking in for this new year,

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

Until next time

Much love

Happy Reading

Ashten

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Goodbye 2018

Hello, wonderlandians.

Today I want to reflect on this year. Which has been my first whole year blogging. I also want to say goodbye to 2018.

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This year has been crazy. Here in our little part of wonderland we have reach 224 wonderlandians. Like what? Thank you all for reading. I have gotten engaged. I have gone back to school. This post is not going to be very long. I know all of you are doing things with family.

The thing I’m most thankful for is you guys.

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

Until next time

Much love

Happy Reading

Ashten

Audiobook Review – cuddling sucks in coffins

Author: Holly Ryan

Narrator: Melissa Schwairy

Length: 3 hours 23 minutes

Publisher: Holly Ryan⎮2018

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Series: The Slayer’s Reverse Harem, Book 2

Release date: Oct. 23, 2018

Betraying him might save her life…but at risk of losing him forever.

Belle Harrison, vampire slayer, would give anything for a simple night of patrolling on her own damn terms. But the graveyard is crawling with creeps with hidden agendas. Not to mention the dark unknown that wants to take her out.

And we’re not talking dates here, people.

Good thing Belle has three panty-melting vampires to help her.

Except one of her guys has a past that’s catching up with him. Violently. Belle’s fairly certain she can save him. But if she betrays him, she’ll gain a wealth of knowledge that could help her survive the dark unknown.

A lot is at stake, including everything that makes her the slayer she is, and it just plain sucks.

Holly Ryan is a pen name for a USA Today bestselling author who one day said, “Screw it. I’m gonna write books with some serious sizzle.” She’s fueled by wine, which is where the idea probably came from.

Website
Narrator Bio

Melissa Schwairy is a full-time narrator vocal age 20-30 living in Denver, Colorado. She has focused her acting career on narrating literature, completing titles in YA, Urban Fantasy, Murder Mysteries, and Romance. She has a BS in Counseling and Mental Health, and she is licensed in Healthcare Administration and Nursing. She loves to sing and dance in the car, and spend time with her family at home in beautiful Colorado.

Review

This book was provided to me by audiobook promotions in exchange for an honest review. This does not sway my opinion of this book at all. All opinions are my own as they always are when I do a review for somebody.

So this book picks up three days after the first one left off. If you have not read my first review of this book please go do so. I believe this book is better than the first one. This does not fall under second book syndrome at all. There is so much that happens in such a short amount of time. Again this book is about 3 1/2 hours long and I did speed it up so I believe it finished in about an hour and a half. Belle is just a fantastic character. All three of the vampires are amazing. The writing was personally I think with stepped up in this book. Which made the experience that much more immersive and make you what to keep reading.

Melissa Schwairy was just as excellent reading this book. Her pace didn’t sway the way she said her words it was very clear and concise. You never had to struggle what she was saying even at a high speed that I was listening to it. I’m definitely going to have to check out more things that she has narrated for her because she really is just a joy to listen to.

The production quality for this book was absolutely fantastic. There were no awkward pauses there was no background noise. The team did a fantastic job to isolate Noises that were not the narrators. I would definitely recommend anybody picking up the audiobook because it is a great experience.

BOOK ONE

Dec. 9th:

Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm

T’s Stuff

Dec. 10th:

Notes from ‘Round the Bend

Dec. 11th:

Jazzy Book Reviews

Dec. 12th:

Bookworms Corner Blog Spot

Dec. 13th:

Smada’s Book Smack

Dec. 14th:

Turning Another Page

The Book Addict’s Reviews

Dec. 15th:

Page Princess

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BOOK TWO

Dec. 16th:

Notes from ‘Round the Bend

Wonderlandiansbooks

Dec. 17th:

Jazzy Book Reviews

Dec. 18th:

T’s Stuff

Dec. 19th:

Bookworms Corner Blog Spot

Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm

Dec. 20th:

The Book Addict’s Reviews

Dec. 21st:

Turning Another Page

Dec. 22nd:

Page Princess

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Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please do not forget to feed the unicorn’s on your way out as it is almost Christmas and they are giving away tons of wishes.

Until next time

Much love

Happy reading

Ashten

Audiobook Review – Vampires don’t give hickeys

Author: Holly Ryan

Narrator: Melissa Schwairy

Length: 3 hours 34 minutes

Publisher: Holly Ryan⎮2018

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Series: The Slayer’s Reverse Harem, Book 1

Release date: Aug. 20, 2018

“Marry the devil…or die.” That’s the ultimatum Belle Harrison, vampire slayer, just received from a demon. Belle has only one response: To hell with him.

Turns out it’s not that easy, though – apparently the devil doesn’t know the meaning of the word no. Lucky for Belle, three pantie-melting vampires come to her aid. Three hot vampires she can’t resist. Hey, we all have our vices. Hers just happen to have fangs.

She’s going to need these three to help her thwart the devil’s marriage proposal and defeat the terrifying dark force that wants her dead.

Review

OK guys so I have a book that I want to review.This book was sent to me by audiobook promotions. I have worked with him many times before to bring you guys audiobook reviews this is no exception I am so excited to be working with them again. They are amazing to work with so I will check them out if you guys of audiobooks and love reviewing books.

Dell is a vampire slayer and she is basically told that she has to marry the devil. I thought this is a really interesting concept and I do have to say I do get a lot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer a vibe from this book. But it’s great because that’s one of my favorite shows. This book is Uber sexy and probably my favorite reverse harem novel I’ve ever read. There’s so much packed into such a short time span but it doesn’t feel like you are being overwhelmed with knowledge. I really don’t want to say too much Because it’s only a 3 1/2 hour audiobook.

Melissa Schwairy It’s such a fantastic voiceover actor us. This is the first book I’ve ever heard Melissa Narrator and I have to say she does a fantastic job. For every character there is a different voice. And they are so distinguishable from each other that you know who is speaking. If you guys have a ride any of my other audiobooks reviews that you guys know that that’s a pet peeve of mine when a narrator doesn’t have a wide range of voices to fit the cast of characters. I will definitely have to be checking out more of Melissa’s work because she’s a really good her pace and her tone is amazing. I could speed the audiobook up because you guys know that’s what I like to do and it doesn’t sound like I’m listening to Alvin and the chipmunks.

Now the production of this audiobook was done to perfection. No static no pauses. If there’s any background noise I didn’t hear it within the audiobook.

I absolutely recommend this audiobook to everybody. If you guys are just getting into a reverse harem novel please read this book. Get the print version get the e-book version I really recommend the audiobook version. You need this in your life I am not joking with you guys. I absolutely I’m loving reverse harem novels that this is my favorite. Please

Holly Ryan is a pen name for a USA Today bestselling author who one day said, “Screw it. I’m gonna write books with some serious sizzle.” She’s fueled by wine, which is where the idea probably came from.

Website
Narrator Bio

Melissa Schwairy is a full-time narrator vocal age 20-30 living in Denver, Colorado. She has focused her acting career on narrating literature, completing titles in YA, Urban Fantasy, Murder Mysteries, and Romance. She has a BS in Counseling and Mental Health, and she is licensed in Healthcare Administration and Nursing. She loves to sing and dance in the car, and spend time with her family at home in beautiful Colorado.

  • Tell us about the process of turning your book into an audiobook. It was surprisingly easy! Belle, my vampire slayer, is snarky, witty, but also has a huge heart, so I knew I needed a narrator who could pull all of that off at once. Melissa Schwairy, whom I believe was my very first audition for this project, completely nailed it. When I listened to her, I sat on the edge of my seat at the tense moments, even though I knew what was going to happen, and I laughed at her stellar comedic timing. She basically IS Belle!
  • Were there any real life inspirations behind your writing? When I was in high school, some friends and I snuck into a graveyard on a foggy night. Nothing scary happened (darn it!), but I do remember the silence, the creepiness, especially when I saw a few tilted headstones. I wish I could remember where exactly, but I’d read that tilted headstones were a sign that a vampire had risen. It was definitely an experience that helped inspire this series.
  • Are you an audiobook listener? What about the audiobook format appeals to you? I can only listen to audiobooks on long car trips, and I do better with them when I’m not driving. Other than that, I don’t listen to them, mostly because of my brain’s preference. I’m more visual than auditory, but if I had time, I bet I could train my brain to want to listen more. HA! My husband would probably appreciate that! 😉
  • If you had the power to time travel, would you use it? If yes, when and where would you go? I would definitely time travel! I would probably go back to Victorian times just so I could wear those fancy dresses. I’m such a girl! I’d probably only last about five minutes in a corset though. I would love to chat with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Frederick Douglass, and Napoleon Bonaparte, and also find out what exactly happened to Amelia Earhart.
  • What do you say to those who view listening to audiobooks as “cheating” or as inferior to “real reading”? I would tell them to go play in the street. Just kidding. Sort of. Closed-mindedness and an unwillingness to put yourself in other people’s shoes really sets my teeth on edge. We all have different lives, different ways of doing things, different preferences, and none of them are wrong.
  • How did you celebrate after finishing this novel? I immediately started the next one! Oh, and wine. 😉
  • What gets you out of a writing slump? What about a reading slump? As both an author and an editor, I can’t afford to let slumps happen. I try to power through them the best I can, usually with the help of cat snuggles, wine, and chocolate.
  • What’s your favorite:Food – chocolate. I always order anything called Death by Chocolate in restaurants, and oddly, I’m still alive, but that would be the ultimate way to go.
    1. Song – the one that stops me in my tracks every time, no matter what, is “Ave Maria” by Franz Schubert.
    1. Book – Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon. I cried when I finished it and then immediately went back to page 1 to reread it.
    1. Television show – Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Shocking, I know!
    1. Movie – The Princess Bride. It’s perfection.
    1. Band – Foo Fighters. Oh, and Lunachicks! I saw them both in concert, and I fan-girled so hard.
    1. Sports team – Rock chalk, go KU!
    1. City – Denver. There are some nice people there.
  • What’s next for you? A sexy dragon shifter reverse harem series, which will also be on audio! And after that, maybe a science fiction romance with aliens? And tentacles? Or wolf shifters? All of the above? I dunno.

BOOK ONE

Dec. 9th:

Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm

T’s Stuff

Dec. 10th:

Notes from ‘Round the Bend

Dec. 11th:

Jazzy Book Reviews

Dec. 12th:

Bookworms Corner Blog Spot

Dec. 13th:

Smada’s Book Smack

Dec. 14th:

Turning Another Page

The Book Addict’s Reviews

Dec. 15th:

Page Princess

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BOOK TWO

Dec. 16th:

Notes from ‘Round the Bend

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Dec. 17th:

Jazzy Book Reviews

Dec. 18th:

T’s Stuff

Dec. 19th:

Bookworms Corner Blog Spot

Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm

Dec. 20th:

The Book Addict’s Reviews

Dec. 21st:

Turning Another Page

Dec. 22nd:

Page Princess

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Thank you guys for joining me here in a little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out and don’t forget guys were in that time of the year where they’re granting wishes again. If you were with me last year you should know how many wishes that they granted.

Until next time

Much love

Happy reading

Ashten

Release Party!

Hello, wondelandians. I’m very excited because today is the day I have been waiting for since my life began or so it seems. I have not been this excited for a book to come out since Richelle Mead published the last book in the Vampire Academy series 

The book I’m talking about is…

The Obsidian Shard by Kristy Nicolle! 

OMG here we go are you excited? I know I am. 

The Obsidian Shard: A Dark Urban Fantasy Romance (The Ashen Touch Trilogy Book 3) by [Nicolle, Kristy]

One month has elapsed since Pandora turned out the sun, and things in the Mortal World are shifting as though something dark is just on the horizon. Sephy has been patrolling the streets, preventing demon attacks when she can, but things at the estate fall deeper into chaos with every passing day.

Luce is beyond reach, consumed by both grief and the darkness, and while Xion feels like he owes her the help she once gave him, he’s beginning to wonder if she’ll take it. Then, with the discovery of a solution to tame Lucifer’s darkness emerging from their joint past, the cogs of fate begin sputtering into motion.

For you see, Pandora might have the throne, but she still doesn’t possess the undying loyalty of the Demon Lords, and with an unexpected visit from The Higher Plains, Pandora begins to realise she needs power of her own to truly grasp her revenge.
Will Sephy, Xion, and Luce thwart her pursuit of the destruction of all they hold dear? Or is the sacrifice they are expected to pay to maintain the balance of worlds just too great?

You guys can get her books here Amazon Kristy Nicolle

Today is the release of this beautiful book. 

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

Until next time 

Much love 

Happy Reading 

Ashten

Monday Madness

Hello, wonderandians. I hope you all had a great weekend. I celebrated Chanukah this weekend. It was fun and not something I have done in years. My mothers family is Jewish so when I was younger would celebrate. Today starts the first day of the smutathon. This is round two,. It was started by Riley Marie and Lainey. I will be making a vlog about how that is going. I have so much that I have to get done. One of my final projects is due by the end of this week.

Not a long post I know but I will be posting some later on today that I’m really excited about! So please stay tuned. 

Thank you 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 

Happy Reading 

Ashten 

Freee Friday

Hello, wonderlanderians! Happy Friday! What are your plans for this weekend? Thankfully I’m going to be light on homework. We are starting to wind down for this session. There is a lot I need to read this weekend and I’m back to doing weekly reading vlogs. Do you guys watch reading vlogs? 

Anyway I know what you are here for. Free books! So with out further ado you free book for this week. 

Deep Blue Secret (The Water Keepers Book 1) by [Anderson, Christie]

California teen Sadie James thinks her life couldn’t get any better. She has great friends, an energetic mother she adores, and the beach practically in her own backyard. But her carefree life is turned upside down when she’s rescued by a mysterious and strangely familiar boy who won’t even tell her his name. Each time the boy appears, Sadie’s unexplainable attraction to him deepens along with her need to unravel his secrets. The boy is there to protect her, but as wonderful and exciting as it might be to have an irresistible boy with crystal green eyes protecting her every move, every minute of the day…why does Sadie need one? As Sadie finds answers, she realizes her life isn’t as perfect as she thought. Not only is she caught in a world of dangerous secret agents she never knew existed, but it turns out her true identity may be the greatest secret of all.

Deep Blue Secret – Click Here

Author Links 

Twitter – @ChrstieAnderson

http://www.christieanderson.org/

Until next time 

Much love and Happy reading 

Ashten