Free Friday

Hello, wonderlandians. I say everyone stops and has a dance party right now.

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It’s Friday. You know what that means! FREE BOOKS. So you get a free book and you in the back the back gets a free a book. Free book for everyone. I have two books to well kind of of free. I got one from the library.

First book

Synopsis

Charlie Davenport is the bad boy of British tennis – and third in line to the throne. He’s a beast on the courts, and a wild animal in bed (according to all the tabloids). Girls are lining up for chance at his crown jewels, and when I stumble into the wrong Wimbledon dressing room and catch a glimpse of his game, set, AND match, I can see why.

So what’s a little good luck kiss between f̶r̶i̶e̶n̶d̶s̶ strangers?

I know better than to get involved with a bad boy like Charlie. But now he’s on a winning streak, he thinks I’m his lucky charm – and you know what’s luckier than a kiss?

Everything.

Suddenly, I’ve got paparazzi on my trail, exes coming out of the woodwork — and you don’t know ‘cutthroat’ until you’ve seen a pack of hungry socialites set loose near the Royal Family.

I’m in way over my head, and even worse – I’m falling in love. Can this American girl win her Prince Charming? Or will we both crash out of the championships in flames?

Wimbledon-meets-The Prince and Me in this hilarious, sexy new romance from Katie McCoy!

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The second book I got from the library. So it is free.

Synopsis

What if Belle’s mother cursed the Beast? As Old as Time is the third book in a new YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. When Belle touches the Beast’s enchanted rose, memories flood through Belle’s mind—memories of a mother she thought she would never see again. And, stranger still, she sees that her mother is none other than the beautiful enchantress who cursed the castle and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast will have to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is 21 years in the making.

But if you wanted to by it.

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Top Three Thursday – Fears I Have About Writing

Hello, my wonderlandians. Today I wanted to try something different with my Top Three Thursday. I am over here writing but I have all of the doubts in the world about it. I know that every writer has doubts when they are starting a new project or revisiting a project.

3 – I AM SCARED  

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What if I work so hard on this book and it does not sell or everyone hates it? As I have said this book is going to cover some really deep and personal things for me. Another worry of mine. What if people don’t understand? I know the topic of mental illness can be a bit taboo because of the stigma surrounding it. I live with OCD and there are millions of other people.

What if people think I am freak? This has generally been a worry of mine since I was a teenager. As I have gotten older I have been able to push it the back of my head. Though the further I get into writing this novel it is fighting its way back to the front.

2 – FEELING LIKE I AM NOT GOOD ENOUGH

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This one is a hard one for me. Dealing with the topic that I am I always feel like I am not good enough. I worry that I am not good enough to write a story on OCD even though I have it. What makes me good enough to write about it? Then i have to remind myself that I am good enough.

1 – FEAR OF THE FEAR

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So I am just going to power through. I can’t let the fear run me.

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Cover Reveal – Drawn to Dark

Hello, wonderlandians. Today I have a cover reveal for you. Thank you to the wonderful people over at Xpresso Tours.



Drawn to Dark
Emma Tharp
Publication date: February 27th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Being a Rock God isn’t easy. Kingston Lawless has survived a lot of things – alcoholism, ultimate betrayal, and an ill sister only he can save. But Kingston is ready to get his life back on track.

When his path crosses with nurse Camilla Watts, he immediately knows she’s different than all the other women he’s met. Sweet, innocent, and she didn’t even know he’s famous. Could Cam give him the kind of life he wants?

Unable to deny their chemistry, Kingston and Cam start a whirlwind romance. But King’s past isn’t ready to let him go. Will their love be able to overcome the lies or will his dark past rip them apart?

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Author Bio:

Emma was raised in upstate NY. Being an only child, she spent a great deal of time alone dreaming up characters that would keep her company on long family road trips. Putting her writing on the back burner, she went to college and became a chiropractor. After spending 14 years healing patients, Emma decided—with the help of her amazingly supportive husband—to use the creative side of her brain and let her characters come to the page.

If she’s not writing, Emma can be found at the gym, one of her kids sporting events, Starbucks, or at a live music event.

A perfect day for Emma would be spent at her lake house with her husband, two ginger-haired children, and Vizsla, reading a book and drinking a large cup of coffee (or wine) with music playing in the background.

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Cover Reveal – Eight Goodbyes

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Eight Goodbyes
Christine Brae
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: September 4th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance

When Tessa Talman meets Simon Fremont for the first time, not only is she attracted to him, she’s intrigued by how different their lives are. He’s a dedicated scientist, practical, pragmatic, and grounded—while she’s a head-in-the-clouds romance author. As their relationship grows, they agree to meet in places around the world, while continuing to live on opposite sides of the globe.

Though their feelings for each other deepen, their priorities remain the same. Simon is in a hurry to be financially sound and settle down, but Tessa is enjoying her freedom and newfound success. Neither is willing to give in, but as each goodbye gets harder, Tessa begins to wonder whether fame is the path to happiness, or if she has everything she needs in Simon.

Just as Tessa finds the courage to go after her own happily ever after, the unthinkable happens, separating them in ways they never imagined.

To move forward, she must let go of the past, and determine once and for all if love is truly more powerful than the pain of goodbye.

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Author Bio:

Christine Brae is a full time career woman who thought she could write a book about her life and then run away as far as possible from it. She never imagined that her words would touch the hearts of so many women with the same story to tell. Her second book, His Wounded Light was released in December, 2013.

Christine’s third book, Insipid, is a standalone that was released in June, 2014, and her fourth book, In This Life, released in January 2016.

When not listening to the voices in her head or spending late nights at the office, Christine can be seen shopping for shoes and purses, running a half marathon or spending time with her husband and three children in Chicago.

Christine is represented by Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo Helin Literary Management.

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Tag Tuesday – Book to Movie Wish list Tag

Hello, wonderlandians! It is Tuesday…

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It is so true though. I have a busy load today at work so this will have to be brief. I got this prompt from Dreamland Book Blog.

I am going to be picking three books that I want to see be turned into a movie.

Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

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Vampire Kisses 1-9

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Bite Me

As you can see I love my vampire books. I would love for more to be made into movies. These are books that I have read and loved. They read just like a movie. So this is why I have chosen these three.

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Book Review – #Prettyboy Must Die

Hello, wonderlandians. I want to start this post off by saying happy book birthday to #PrettyBoy Must Die written by Kimberly Reid . I also have to say as a disclaimer that this book was sent to me through NetGalley. I did end up requesting this book and I was pre-approved. So they sent me an arc uncorrected digital copy of this book. so thank you to NetGalley for approving and sending me this book I had such an awesome time reading it.All the opinions that I have on this book are my own just because at this book was sent to me it does not impact my opinions at all.

Now we’ve all the disclaimers out of the way let’s get on with this review we are going to kick it off by talking about the cover. 

But first…

Synopsis

A CIA prodigy’s cover is blown when he accidentally becomes an internet sensation in #Prettyboy Must Die, inspired by the #Alexfromtarget story.

When Peter Smith’s classmate snaps a picture of him during a late night run at the track, Peter thinks he might be in trouble. When she posts that photo–along with the caption, “See the Pretty Boy Run,”–Peter knows he’s in trouble. But when hostiles drop through the ceiling of his 6th period Chem Class, Peter’s pretty sure his trouble just became a national emergency.

Because he’s not really Peter Smith. He’s Jake Morrow, former foster-kid turned CIA operative. After a massive screw-up on his first mission, he’s on a pity assignment, a dozen hit lists and now, social media, apparently. As #Prettyboy, of all freaking things.

His cover’s blown, his school’s under siege, and if he screws up now, #Prettyboy will become #Deadboy faster than you can say, ‘fifteen minutes of fame.’ Trapped in a high school with rabid killers and rabid fans, he’ll need all his training and then some to save his job, his school and, oh yeah, his life.

Let’s talk cover

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I really enjoy this cover it’s fun. You get a sense of what the book is about just from the cover. You got a boy he’s running. as you guys know I’m a photographer so photos if cover designers are going with photos of people I like when the lighting is perfect and every element of the photo is amazing. I think the fact that they chose a guy running really brings movement to the cover. the color that they chose for the background of the book is a really cool blue color. There’s texture to the background with the different colors of blue and it looks almost burnt and cracked. So it adds a nice stunning element to the cover itself. I really think that this would draw the eye of a reader passing it in a bookstore. So the person who did the cover design did a really nice job with this. I think if you read the synopsis or the blurb it works well with the cover.

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Thoughts

So this book setting takes place at a prestigious private school. Our main character is a male named Peter Smith or is it…? I as predicted was not able to really connect on a deep level with our main character because of the fact that he’s male. I really couldn’t put myself in his shoes but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t love him. Just because I couldn’t connect I didn’t find that as a barrier like I normally do with books that are told from a male’s perspective. I absolutely love Peters character he’s funny he’s witty and he’s the pretty boy. most of this book takes place over one day. So much happens in that day. 

Then you got like my favorite character of all time Bunker. He is Peter’s best friend in this book and he is so funny cute and adorable you want him as like your best friend but at the same time, I think it’s made like a really cute boyfriend.

The way this author writes this book it’s so consistent. There’s never a slow moment in this book it keeps you engaged the entire time. I could not see any of the twists and turns. I find books like these can get a little predictable. This book was not predictable at all it was so good.

Why I liked it

  1. Badass spy book
  2. does not really have much to do with romantic relationships
  3. I love bunker. He’s like by far my favorite character
  4. Action
  5. Fighting
  6. Badass female operative
  7. Wasn’t slow
  8. I think it is set up for another book

This book was

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Cover Reveal – Bull’s Eye

Hello, wonderlandians. Today I have a cover reveal for you. Thank you to Xpresso Tours.



Bull’s Eye
Evelyn Vox
(Share Me, #2)
Publication date: March 1st, 2018
Genres: Erotica, Romance

LEXIE

I made a deal with the devil. A devil named Derek Drake. He makes my husband watch as he uses me to satisfy his carnal desires. I love it, and that terrifies me. Because this bargain only works if they are willing to share me. I don’t know what I’ll do when they decide they’ve had enough of our deal. I’m not sure I can choose between them.

DEREK

Brian loves watching me pleasure his wife in ways he never could. But the beast inside me is tired of sharing my Goddess. I am the one who ignited the dark fire within her. I am the one she answers to. Alexandra is mine. I don’t see much use for the cuck anymore.

Bull’s Eye is a steamy, kinky MMF romance about a cuckold relationship gone awry. When the line between lust and love blurs, when the two men sharing her both lay their claim, Lexie will have to make the choice of her life: Derek or Brian. WARNING: this story is not for the faint of heart. It is a twisted tale of self-discovery about finding light in the darkest corners of the heart. It has hard BDSM and an open marriage where the boundaries are pushed to the breaking point. Read at your own risk.

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Author Bio:

My readers and I are one in the same: we like it dark, and we like it dirty. If you like dominant men, strong-as-hell heroines, and heart-racing plots with lots of kink, then welcome to our wicked little club. My characters will take you on a wild ride as they give into their most forbidden desires, uncovering their truest selves along the way. Always steamy and extra sinful, my romances will have you embracing your dark side in no time.

Evelyn lives in Brooklyn, and some might be so bold as to call her a *gasp* hipster. When she’s not busy ordering a craft beer or drinking kombucha, she works part-time at a wellness center. No matter what she’s doing, her mind lives full-time in smutland, always thinking of new ways to torture those hunky Alpha males and the ladies they love to play with.

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Monday Madness – Sunday Night Post – Project Odette

Hello, wonderlandians. How is your Monday going? So I have a post that I should have put up yesterday but I was spending the day with my boyfriends family. So this is going to be a update on my writing. I

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Seriously, this is how I feel when I comes to my writing right now. I am not burnt out by it. I am just having a really hard time figuring how I want to word everything. It’s the most frustrating thing. As I said in my other post this book is very personal to me. I need to get to wording just right.

Any newbie authors out there struggling with this issue? The topic that I am writing on is kind of a taboo one being that it is mental health. I love this topic and this book. I have wanted to write it for 7 years. I am having doubts about my book. I don’t want to offend anyone. At the same time why should I care? This is my book.

I have written a whole new chapter this week.

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Cover Reveal – The Renovation

Hello, wonderlandians. Today I have a cover reveal for you. Thank you at Xpresso Tours.



The Renovation: A Reverse Harem Novel
Mika Lane
Publication date: March 11th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance

I don’t believe in fairy tales and I don’t waste time wishing for one. I learned long ago that luck smiles on the—well, lucky—and that the rest of us can just go to hell. So when my boyfriend ran off and left me with a bunch of debt, I knew better than to wish for a miracle. But then one came my way, in the form of four—count ’em four—hot, sexy men. But as luck would have it—or wouldn’t have it, in my case—I couldn’t have a single one of them.

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Writing has been a passion of Mika’s since a young age (her first book was “The Day I Ate the Milkyway”), but erotic romance is now what gives purpose to her days and nights. She lives in magical Northern California with her own handsome alpha dude, sometimes known as Mr. Mika Lane, and an evil cat named Bill. A devotee of the intelligent and beautiful, and lover of shiny things, she’s a yogi, hiker, traveler, thinker, observer, and book worm. She has been known to drink cheap champagne and has way too many shoes.

A National Reader’s Choice Awards finalist, Mika always deliver a hot, sexy romp, often with imperfect characters, and a promised happily ever after (or at least happy for now).

She LOVES to hear from readers, and can be found at http://www.mikalane.com, and facebook.com/mikalaneauthor, when she’s not dreaming up naughty tales to share.

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Cover Reveal – Tokyo Heat

Hello, wonderlandians. Today I have a cover reveal for you. Thank you at Xpresso Tours.



Tokyo Heat
A.M. Salinger
(Night Series, #3)
Publication date: March 13th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance

I want him. I love him. But I don’t know if he feels the same way about me — Gabe

I cherish him. I need him. But I don’t think I have any love left to give him — Cam

A year has passed since Cam Sorvino challenged Gabe Anderson to grant him one night of torrid sex. Now living together and settled in a scorching hot relationship, Cam is happy with things as they are. Until the day Gabe says the three little words Cam is most afraid to hear.

Having overcome the terrible scars of his own past, Gabe knows Cam still has his own demons to fight. But when Gabe inadvertently confesses his love, he can only watch helplessly as Cam distances himself from their relationship.

Will Cam’s fear of having his heart ripped apart drive away the only man he’s ever truly cared for? Or will Gabe finally convince Cam to dare embrace a future with him?

Find out if Gabe and Cam find their happy ever after in this third novella in the hot, contemporary romance series Nights by A.M. Salinger. Note from the author: although each book in Nights can be read as a standalone, you will enjoy this series better if you read the books in order!

This is a novella length MM Romance with a HEA.

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Author Bio:

Ava Marie Salinger is the pen name of an Amazon bestselling thriller author who has always wanted to write scorching hot contemporary and erotic romance. In 2017, she finally decided to venture to the steamy side. NIGHTS is the first of several sizzling series featuring sweet, sexy men and women with dark pasts and a whole lot of love to give to the ones brave enough to fight for their hearts. When she’s not dreaming up hotties to write about, you’ll find Ava creating kickass music playlists to write to, spying on the wildlife in her garden, drooling over gadgets, and eating Chinese.

Want to be the first to know about Ava’s new releases and get access to exclusive content, sneak previews, sales, and giveaways ? Then sign up to her Reader Group here: https://www.amsalinger.com/subscribe/

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