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Danger. Passion. Obsession.

Heir to a worthless title, Christophe Marchand knows the only way to build an empire in the twenty-first century is with single-minded focus and cold, hard pragmatism.

Which means no distractions.

But that’s before he lays eyes on Charlotte Duval.

Charlotte Duval is no man’s arm candy.

An expert in antique furniture, Charlotte is in Paris to close up her recently deceased father’s antique store. Her plan? Finish the job as quickly as possible, preferably without touching the still-tender wound of their estranged relationship, and return to L.A..

And even the enigmatic Christophe Marchand can’t tempt her to stay.

Then the discovery of an elaborate ring hidden inside a 16th century writing desk sets off a chain of events that sends her to Christophe for protection. Soon the pair are traveling to Vienna in search of answers to an unsolved theft that once rocked the art world. But when their hunt intersects with an ominous takeover of Christophe’s business, it becomes clear that their common cause will either destroy them — or force them to come to terms with the true price of love.

Covenant (Paris Mob Book 1) —-> Get the book here.

Author Links

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FictionDB — Michelle St. James

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Ashten

Audiobook Review – Imperfect Love

Genre: Erotic Romance

At 24 years old, Holly Scallanger has the perfect life. She has everything a girl could want; a beautiful man, a stunning home, as well as being in the midst of preparing for the wedding of her dreams. This all vanishes the night she catches her fiancé, Brandon Morgan, in bed with her worst nightmare, Donna Sinclair, just a week before Holly is set to walk down the aisle.

Attempting to recover from his betrayal, Holly swears off the affections of men in order to pick up the pieces of her crumbling life. Unfortunately, meeting Jake ‘Hooligan’ Peters is not part of her plan. The tall, dark-haired, and handsome-as-hell med student sweeps Holly away from the pain of her past and reveals to her the bright future that lies ahead. That is, until she falls pregnant just as Jake begins his internship at P&E; his family’s hospital.

Will this love at first sight lead her to the fairytale she has always craved? Or, will she fall victim to a betrayal of the heart yet again?

Isabella White is a USA Today Bestselling author. She always knew she was going to be a writer, but it only started to really happen in 2015 when she published Imperfect Love. It was followed two years later by the second part, Secret Love, and in 2018 she published the final part, Endless Love.
When she is not writing she loves to spend her time with her Husband, two daughters and their pets doing whatever journey like takes them on. To find out more about Isabella visit her website at http://www.isabellawhitebooks.com

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Narrator Bio

Stefanie Kay lives on the East Coast of the US with her husband and two young boys. She’s always been a book lover and has a background in performing arts. Narration has become a passion and she loves having the honor of bringing these stories to life. She has narrated Paranormal Romance for DB Sieders, Chick-Lit for Charlotte Roth, and Romance for Isabella White, loving how each author has created such depth and layered stories that are easy to get lost in and you can’t help but fall in love with the characters.

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This was an interesting audiobook. I love how I could just zone out and be in another world while listening this book. Isabella White wrote this book back in 2015 and it seems from the research I did that this was her first novel. I feel in some way you could tell that this was her first novel because there were some parts where she was tell us instead of showing us. I can over look this because I love her characters. Now I feel like this book really does move fast with the whole istalove thing but I was never bothered by this fact. The characters clicked right off bat. Then all things go crazy. I will leave it here with that because spoilers I will not give.

This is the first time I have ever heard Stefanie Kay. She was pleasant listen to. Her tone was even and didn’t take away from the over all story line. Stefanie had a decent range of voice for the characters. Again I could just get lost and be transported some place else which is where I need to be lately.

The production was out of this world.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Isabella White. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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2019 Book Challenges

Hello, wonderlandians. Today we are talking all about those book challenges for this year. I have found a master list on GirlXOXO so if you want to see what the challenges are so we can be reading challenge buddies.

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Okay I’m sorry I had to.

Here we go.

Number One

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Hosted by Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer

Challenge Details and Levels

  1. Runs January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. You can join at any time.
  2. The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2019 than you did in 2018.
  3. Books must be in audio format (CD, MP3, etc.)
  4. ANY genres count.
  5. Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  6. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, Facebook, LibraryThing, etc.
  7. If you’re a blogger grab the button and do a quick post about the challenge to help spread the word. If you’re not a blogger you can help by posting on Facebook or Tweeting about the challenge.
  8. Updates plus a giveaway will be posted twice during the year. The first update will be June 30, 2019, and the last update will take place on December 15, 2019.
  1. Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5
  2. Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
  3. Stenographer (can listen while multitasking) 10-15
  4. Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20
  5. Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30
  6. My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30+
  7. Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+

I’m really excited for this challenge if you know me then you know I love me some audiobooks. I will be going for Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands). I want to get more reading done next year.

Number Two

Hosted by The Bookwyrm’s Hoard.

Rules

The rules are simple. Only (1) and (2) are mandatory.

(1) To count for the challenge, books have to be published before 2018 AND already be on your TBR list or pile. In other words, you don’t have to own the book. If it was on your want-to-read list when you signed up for the challenge, and it came out in 2017 or earlier, it counts… regardless of format (ebook, print book, audiobook) and how you acquired it.

Last year, I was asked about rereads. You can only count a rereads if (a) you haven’t read the book in the last 10 years, and (b) you can’t remember any more of it than you would learn by reading the publisher’s blurb. In other words, it should feel new to you. I know this is subjective, but bear in mind, this isn’t a rereading challenge. (There are other challenges for that.)

(2) Create a goals or sign-up post on your blog or wherever you usually post your reviews (e.g., Goodreads, LibraryThing, Instagram.) Please link back to this post! Then link your sign-up post below, where you see the “Add your link” button. (Please link the actual goals/sign-up post, not your home page.) You can set your own goal, and you can list the books you want to read this year, or leave it up to your mood at the time—as long as they are already on your TBR list when you sign up! You can sign up through December 1, 2019; after that, the sign-up link will be closed.

(3) Review the books you read, and post the links on the review linky (reachable through the top menu bar.) You can certainly do the challenge without writing reviews, but the review links are your entries for the year-end giveaway. Reviews don’t have to be long; a few sentences is fine. You can post them on Goodreads or LibraryThing if you don’t have a blog. Please link to your review itself (not to your blog;s main page, your profile, or the book’s Goodreads or LibraryThing page.)

(4) On or just after the end of the year, post a wrap-up post to let us know how you did! I’ll create a link-up post for the wrap-up posts, too. Again, this one isn’t absolutely necessary, but I hope you’ll do it anyway, just for the fun of looking back and seeing your accomplishment!

I’m excited for this one. It will allow me to get through the back list of books that I have been meaning to get to.

So these are the two reading challenges that I will be partaking in this year. Last year I think I went into deep with so many reading challenges.

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

Happy reading

Ashten

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