Let’s be mermaids read-athon

Hello, wonderlandians. Today is my day to host for the let’s be mermaids read-a-thon. Today’s blog the challenge is all about little mermaid retellings. Over the past year I have become much acquainted with retellings of classic fairytales. My favorite fairytale happens to be the little mermaid. So I have sought out all of the little mermaid retellings that I could find and I have a come up with some recommendations for you guys so that way you can make the best decision on what book you should be reading.

So take a look down below at all of the books that I have come up with. If you do check any of these out please let me know. I am excited to get to be reading some of these books and for the ones that I have Read I am excited to re-read them in the near future.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of Wonderland. please do not forget to feed the unicorns on the way out.

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Hello Wonderlandians…

Why hello there.  It has been sometime since I have been on this blog like a week and half. I’m so sorry that I have up and disappeared on you like that. Honestly. things have been very crazy over this last week. I started to move to a different building at work. Plus I have been training all new people for the last two months all while trying to get back into school mood. So while I have not posted in the last week and half does not mean that you are far from my mind. In fact every time I reading something over this week I have wanted nothing more than to tell you all about it.

I do have some really exciting news. I am this coming Sunday going to be one of the host for a read-a-thon. It has to do with mermaids. Next Thursday is my day to host. The days theme is going to be Retelling of the little mermaid. Trust me when I tell you that I am going to have a lot of recommendations for you on this prompt.

So next week I will be back in full swing next week but I will be posting throughout the weekend,

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Ashten

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Book Review – Jozi Flash

Hello, wonderlandians. I am down for a book review. Have you guys missed me? I’ve been gone for about a week I will have a post explaining why I took a week break. So onto this review.

Review

So I need to start off by saying that this book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. Now that we have that out-of-the-way let us get into this review.

I have to say I really enjoyed this book. I did find myself a skipping around a lot when reading this and since the stories are super short I found myself kind of speed reading a lot of them because they out where only about a page and a half long. I have to say probably my favorite part of this whole book was the first part that had to do with dragons. I don’t typically tend to read a lot of stories that have dragons in them so the fact that we’re getting a whole section just done dragons was kind of cool. I have to say I want a Seadragon myself they sound absolutely adorable.

The collaboration aspect of this is in sane. I think there is a total of about 10 others who kind of took place so my guesses 10 stories per part of the book. And it deals with a lot of different mythical elements that I found to be really intriguing. If you want a satisfying read at night I would recommend picking up this book. I felt like at the end of every short story I was ready to call it a night and go to sleep. I actually think it one point I did fall asleep while reading list because the stories are very reminiscent of fairytales so after he read a fairytale you’re kind of sleepy and you want to go to sleep.

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Every section has a common theme running through it. So when you read the first section it’s dragons. When you read The horror section of this book the common web and all the stories is ice cream. When you get to the romance action there’s a common word a grotesque. So while each story is definitely different you have that one a running theme through the book or something connecting all the books together. So it kind of feels like you are reading a cohesive story even though they’re all something different.

Jozi Flash 2017

It’s not quite the Gummi Bears, but it certainly bounces around a lot.
Jozi Flash 2017 combines the talents of ten brilliant authors with one gifted artist, to bring you a collection of 80 flash fiction stories across eight different genres.
From a children’s story about the folly of summoning dragons, to the horrors held in deliciously treacherous ice cream, the authors take you on journeys that weave fantasy and folklore together alongside practical detectives and everyday tragedy.
With stunning artwork prompts by Nico Venter, these South African authors have created an anthology that will leave you breathless.
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Authors and Artist
Ten talented authors and one gifted artist joined forces to create an anthology of flash fiction stories that embody the multicultural melting pot that is South Africa.
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Beneath the Wax by Nthato Morakabi
1723: Constantine Bourgeois is a man of many secrets. Artisan by day, killer by night, he turns his victims into wax figures for his shop.
2045: Richard Baines works for the renowned Anthony Garfield Historical Museum. His mundane existence is a stark counterpoint to his fascination with serial killers and science fiction.
Constantine’s nightmares drive him to undertake a journey to uncover a long-forgotten secret. Richard’s research uncovers a company secret and the mystery of Madame Bourgeois.
Two men, two timelines, and truths that will only be revealed when they look Beneath the Wax…

Dim Mirrors by Carin Marais
Dim Mirrors is a collection of 39 flash fiction stories that open windows into worlds of fantasy and nightmare. Interwoven with images from mythology and folklore are the themes of love, loss, and memory. The comical “Not According to Plan” leads to more serious and introspective works like “Blue Ribbons” and “The Destroyer of Worlds”, while mythology and folkloric elements come together in stories like “The Souls of Trees” and “Ariadne’s Freedom”.

Sketches by Nicolette Stephens
Like art sketches, flash fiction stories are fleeting moments captured in a few hundred words.
In a world without men, the first boy child is welcomed as the saviour of his race; a cuckoo clock holds death and destruction in its beautifully carved figures; and a snowman holds a silent vigil of peace during war.
In this collection of 50 stories, illustrated with her artwork, the author delves into worlds of imagination and reality inspired by words and drawings.

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Release Blitz – A little bit of Desire

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A Little Bit Like Desire, an all-new STANDALONE contemporary MM romance from USA Today bestselling author Brooke Blaine is LIVE!

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What if you had everything in the world you wanted…except the man you never knew you needed?

Shaw Jennings, the seductive, enigmatic owner of Body Electric Tattoo works hard and plays even harder. He’s built a life he’s proud of, and though that doesn’t include a significant other, he’s got plenty of sexy men to keep his bed warm at night. None of them have ever made Shaw sit up and take notice for long, though. But that all changes when a famous rock star walks through his door.

Trent Knox had the world in the palm of his hand as the lead singer of TBD, one of the biggest rock bands in history…until the day he walked away. A getaway to South Haven Island seems like the perfect place for Trent to find himself again and reignite his passion for music. But what he never expects is to find his muse in a six-five, tatted-up badass whose sinful smile he can’t get out of his mind.

The only problem? Trent’s a notorious womanizer, and Shaw isn’t interested in being someone’s experiment—muse or otherwise. But in a town as small as this one, Shaw is finding it more and more difficult to keep the persistent rocker at arm’s length.

As the tension between them builds, maybe it’s time to finally give in and get carried away with something a little bit like…desire.

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Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance that ranges from comedy to suspense to erotic. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts.

If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for years. Or you can reach her at www.BrookeBlaine.com.

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Website: http://www.brookeblaine.com/

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Heart Stronger

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“So exquisitely titillating, full of hope and second chances, and so honest, this is Rachel Blaufeld’s best and swooniest romance yet! I LOVED it!”

– Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author

Heart Stronger from Rachel Blaufeld has a HOT new look! To celebrate Heart Stronger is only 99¢ for a limited time only!

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“Sometimes, I feel like I’m watching a movie . . . that it’s not really me, Claire Richards, getting this second chance at life.”

“Open your eyes, it’s you, and I’m damn glad it’s with me.” ~ Aiken

Single mom and college professor Claire Richards only wanted a few hours of me time to soak in her tub, read a book, and drink wine.

But tragedy struck, and Claire found herself with a lot more me time than she bargained for.

Three years later, Claire is still mourning her losses when Aiken Fordham—who looks young enough to be one of her college students—moves in next door.

Forcing Claire to face her fears, Aiken almost forgets his reason for moving to Small Town, Pennsylvania. Falling for the sexy, smart, and strong professor next door was never in the plan.

But now it is . . . until their future intersects with their pasts.

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About Rachel:

Rachel Blaufeld is a bestselling author of Romantic Suspense, New Adult, Coming-of-Age Romance, and Sports Romance. A recent poll of her readers described her as insightful, generous, articulate, and spunky. Originally a social worker, Rachel creates broken yet redeeming characters. She’s been known to turn up the angst like cranking up the heat in the dead of winter.

A devout coffee drinker and doughnut eater, Rachel spends way too many hours in local coffee shops, downing the aforementioned goodies while she plots her ideas. Her tales may all come with a side of angst and naughtiness, but end as lusciously as her treats.

As a side note, Blaufeld, also a long-time blogger and an advocate of woman-run anything, is fearless about sharing her opinion. She captured the ears of stay-at-home and working moms on her blog, BacknGrooveMom, chronicling her adventures in parenting tweens and running a business, often at the same time. To her, work/life/family balance is an urban legend, but she does her best.

Rachel has also blogged for The Huffington Post and Modern Mom. Most recently, her insights can be found in USA TODAY, where she shares conversations at “In Bed with a Romance Author” and reading recommendations over at “Happy Ever After.”

Rachel lives around the corner from her childhood home in Pennsylvania with her family and two beagles. Her obsessions include running, coffee, basketball, icing-filled doughnuts, antiheroes, and mighty fine epilogues.

When she isn’t writing, she can be found courtside, tweeting about hoops as her son plays, or walking around the house wearing earplugs while her other son, the drummer, bangs away.

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Cover Reveal – THE OBSIDIAN SHARD- BOOK 3 IN THE ASHEN TOUCH TRILOGY

Hello, wonderlandians. I am so excited about today’s cover reveal.

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THE OBSIDIAN SHARD- BOOK 3 IN THE ASHEN TOUCH TRILOGY

SYNOPSIS

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?

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Free Friday

Hello wonderlandians. It’s Friday, Friday, Friday. We are going to get the free books on Friday. You guys remember that song?

World Whisperer by [Ford, Rachel Devenish]

A devastating sacrifice. A daring rescue. A new world of magic unveiled.

As a fourteen-year-old outsider girl in the Worker village, Isika is destined for endless drudgery, serving her priest stepfather and worshiping the four goddesses of the Worker people. She doesn’t fit in and she hates the goddesses, but her mother is dead, and her three remaining siblings need her to be good and keep them safe. She can’t think of anything beyond surviving each day and trying to avoid her stepfather’s wrath.

Until he decides to sacrifice her youngest brother to the goddesses. And Isika decides that enough is enough.

She sets out on a journey to save her brother, facing an unknown world outside the walls of the Worker village. In the new world, ancient gifts awaken within her as she finds more beauty and more trouble than she could have imagined. To save her brother, she will have to trust the magical creatures and mysterious new friends who have come to guide her.

What’s more, as she learns to love her new place in the world, she will have to learn to control magic that could be the key to her destiny and the fate of everyone around her.

Perfect for fans of Madeleine L’Engle, the Chronicles of Narnia, and Robin McKinley. Buy your copy to begin the adventure today!

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