Top Three Thursday – Books To Save If Her House Were Abducted By Aliens

Hello, wonderlandians! Happy Thursday. I’m so tired and really wishing I was in New York at Bookcon. I have never been and really want to go sometime. Today’s prompt goes to The Broke and the Bookish.

This one was hard for me to pick. If I had it may way I would have a bag like Mary Poppins or Merlin from The Sword and The Stone.  This way I can just have all of my book babies. Sadly, they are making me choose.

3 – The Secret Garden

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This is not my photos. Just to start off. I do own though. It is a 2001 hallmark special edition of The Secret Garden. The cover is velvet. My grandma gave me this book so it’s special to me.

2 – Love you for ever

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My great grandmother’s, my mom, and my favorite book. So this I grew up reading this book. I have talked about it before.

1 – Vampire Academy

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This one you should have just known was coming. Hello, it’s me.

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Top Three Thursday – Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In

Hello wonderlandians. Today I have great top three for you today. It’s brought to by That Artsy Reader Girl. This is actually next weeks prompt but I am rebel. Mistress of the Underworld here. So yea.

The set up for this one. Two places I want to live and one place I never want to step foot in. I’m very excited for this one. I’m always excited.

3 – Hunger Games

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One place I never want to go is the hunger games. I will would die in the first nano second. This place terrifies me.

2 – Emerge and Submerge

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You’ll I have no idea how badly I want to be a mermaid. So living in the world of Emerge and Submerge by Tobi Easton would be so much for fun!

1 – Vampire Academy

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I talk about Vampire Academy enough. I would drop everything to be in this world.

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Top Three Thursday – Books To Come Out Of #CockyGate

Hello, wonderlandians. Happy Thursday. I hope all is well. So if you have not heard about the infamous #CockyGate well I have a post for you which you can read here. If you guys don’t care then I should have a book review up soon. So please check back later.

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Cocky Gate has been going on for now five days. I swear to you all hell is breaking loose in the book world. If you are just now tuning in for the whole thing let me give you a quick run down of what is going on. A romance author by the name of Faleena Hopkins has trademarked the word “Cocky”. Which is really absurd. A lot of romance authors use the word “Cocky” in the titles of their books. Now this came about because one of her reader when to buy her book but ended up buying another authors book instead. They had the same title. Now I find it hard to believe that a reader would not check to make sure of the authors name before buying a book.

Faleena has been sending out C&D letters to authors telling them that they need the change their book title or she will take legal action. Then things get even crazier as she took a more aggressive approach and went straight to Amazon claiming copyright. Amazon started taking down books with the word “Cocky” in the title. Later do we find Amazon and Goodreads are taking down reviews with “Cocky” in the review.

There is a retired IP lawyer who has been helping with all of this by challenging the trademark his name is Kevin Kneupper. You can go to his twitter and he as a lot of great information on the legal side of this.

A blog that has a great recap of everything that has gone down is NASTY GAL BOOK REVIEWS they also have the almost two hour long video that Faleena put up on her facebook page. Since it has gone up Faleena has deleted her Facebook page altogether.

So here are the top three books to come out of Cocky Gate 2018

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Taleela Lewis is a successful author – so much so that she tries to trademark the word “Shifter”, to force out the plethora of other authors using the same word.

Little does she know that one of the holdouts is a sexy man who knows where she lives – and decides to pay her a visit, to try to resolve the issue in person.

And the tension between the two explodes, resulting in Taleela learning for the first time what it really means to submit in safety to another’s control.

 

 

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This totally original book is about a cock…sure man who is caulky, cocked up, and above all else, confident. He lays it into a lady real good, and leaves her satisfied(c).
This is a totally great comedy erotica story that in no way infringes on a certain word, no sirree, not at all.
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Quotes:

“Mark Meyers, tall and handsome. He has a chic yet casual suit on. His face is like something I’ve seen in a magazine—in fact, I could’ve sworn I’ve seen it a thousand times, like it’s been on a lot of book covers because that’s something any reasonable person expects when they purchase a non-exclusive license. He just has that stock photo kind of face.”

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The lady garden between my legs, which was dry as the Sahara, Gobi, and all the other deserts combined, moistens up like a nice angel food cake at Mark’s words. It’s a real slick roast beef situation down there if you know what I mean.”

“Between it all, hanging between his legs, is a thick piece of sumthin’ sumthin’ that has the word [CENSORED] taped over it in black tape.”

Matt Cockalorum quit his job in finance to follow his dream of becoming a romance author. His books are turning the publishing industry on its head with their originality and changing things for the better with their sexy and unique covers, titles, and character names.

At least they would be. If he could sell any.

It isn’t Matt’s fault. His books are great. His covers are fantastic. But his ex-favorite writer Nelson Storm is stealing all of Matt’s readers.

Nelson’s books are the reason Matt wanted to become a writer in the first place. No one writes kinky gay romance like Nelson Storm… except Matt, of course. But Nelson never responded to any of Matt’s fan mail, and now Nelson’s bestselling new book Naughty Dogwalker is a total rip off of Matt’s book Naughty Doorman.

Sort of.

They have similar titles, that’s for sure. And what are the odds of two different romance novels both featuring characters who are chefs? Not very good.

After several snifters of brandy, Matt’s ready to exact some writerly revenge. He sets a disastrous drunken plan into motion that finally results in Nelson Storm responding to him.

Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

But now that he has Nelson’s full attention, Matt is about to get way more than he bargained for. And exactly what he deserves.

There are a lot more books out there and here is a link to a twitter thread with at least 9 of the books including links to three listed above.

Cocky Gate Parody Book List

What are your thoughts on this whole thing? Let me know in the comments down below.

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Top Three Thursday – Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early

Hello, wonderlandians. Happy Thursday! I hope yours is going really well. So with my computer being down for the count right now I am doing a lot of posts and scheduling them to go out. I find it’s easier to do it on the computer. So today’s prompt That Artsy Reader Girl.  Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early?!

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So in this case the lion would be eating me. Plus I would let it. I can’t hurt an animal. So lets begin.

3 – Sea Witch

Sea Witch by [Henning, Sarah]

Wicked meets The Little Mermaid in the captivating origin story of the sea’s most iconic villainess, perfect for fans of Heartless and Dorothy Must Die.

Ever since her best friend Anna died, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. Hiding her talents, mourning her loss, drowning in her guilt.

Then a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears on the shore, and the two girls catch the eyes of two charming princes. Suddenly Evie feels like she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.

But magic isn’t kind, and her new friend harbors secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad—or on two legs—without Evie’s help. And when Evie reaches deep into the power of her magic to save her friend’s humanity—and her prince’s heart—she discovers, too late, what she’s bargained away.

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Now I have never read Dorthy Must Die and I don’t think I ever will but this is a Wicked meets the Little Mermaid. You know I am all over that.

2 – The Emerald Sea

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

Tamsin Wright is unstoppable. She must become the Glittering Court’s diamond: the girl with the highest test scores, the most glamorous wardrobe, and the greatest opportunities to match with an elite suitor in the New World. Training alongside other girls in the Glittering Court, Tamsin immerses herself completely in lessons about etiquette, history, and music–everything a high-society wife would need to know. Once she’s married, she’ll be able to afford a better life for her family, so the sacrifice is worth it if she can be the best.

When her friendship with Mira and Adelaide, her roommates at the Glittering Court, threatens her status as the top-ranked prospect, she does the only thing she knows will keep her on track: she cuts them out of her life. But when her voyage across the sea goes off course, Tamsin must use her unrelenting grit and determination to survive the harsh winter far north of her intended destination in hopes of making it back to the Glittering Court in time to secure a proposal–and a comfortable future for her family.

Experiencing new cultures and beliefs for the first time, Tamsin realizes that her careful studies haven’t prepared her for everything, and with new alliances formed with roguish tradesman Jago Robinson and good-natured minister Gideon Stewart, Tamsin’s heart begins to be pulled in different directions. But she can’t let her brewing attraction get in the way of her ultimate goal: protecting the secret she holds closest to her heart, the one that would unravel everything she’s worked for if it’s uncovered.

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Now this one hurts me to put as number two because to hello Richelle Mead wrote it. She is queen. She wrote my all time favorite series Vampire Academy. This is my most anticipated book of 2018.

1 – Immerse

There is no cover for this. There at this time is no release date. This is written by Tobie Easton. I would love to get my hands on this next book. The way the second book ended. Like you guys have know ideas what I would do get my hands on the next book. I think of the ending to book and OMG. I swear it is with me everyday. Just Richelle Meads Shadow Kiss book.

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Top Three Tuesday – Books I Could Re-Read Forever

Hello, wonderlandians. Happy Thursday. I hope your week is going great. Recently I got to thinking about all the stories I could reread forever.

3 – Gabriel’s Inferno

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2- Maybe Someday

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1 – Vampire Academy

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Bonus

1 – Heist Society

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2 – Fifty Shades of Grey

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3 – Obsidian

4 – Emerge

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Top Three Thursday – Books I Just HAD To Buy…But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf

Hello, wonderlandians. It’s Thursday. So you know that means Top Three Thursday. Today’s prompt is from The Broke and The Bookish. We all have books that we just had to buy but now they are just sitting on our shelves never have been read.

Here are three books that are just sitting on my book shelve.

3 – Blue is for Nightmares

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2 – Bratfest at Tiffany’s

1 – Golden Lily ( This one is a sin for me)

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Top Three Thursday – Books That Take Place In Another Country

Hello, wonderlandians. How is your Thursday? I hope it’s going good. Today’s prompt comes to us from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Now I really like this topic. I find that I really don’t read to many books that actually take place in another country. Which strikes me as odd. This is really the only way I get to travel to these places.

Now all I can think about is how to segway into this next part of the post.

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I have been watching way to much threadbangers lately! 

3 – A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU 

A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird Book 1) by [Gray, Claudia]

This book actually takes places in many different countries through out the whole book. I really feel like I am part of the story and the culture of these places. This is one book I would really recommend.

Get the book here

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2 – A Job From Hell

A Job From Hell (Ancient Legends Book 1) by [Scott, Jayde]

I have talked about this book before in another one of my Top Three Thursdays that one was all about freebies. This book takes place in Scotland. This book has everything that I love in a book. Vampires and every other creature of the night.

Get the book here

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1. Geek Girl 

Geek Girl by [Smale, Holly]

This books is so good and it takes place in England. The main character is so quirky. I love it.

Get the book here

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Top Three Thursday – Books I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Read

Hello, wonderlandians! How is your morning? Mine is great I have started my day out with the unicorn Fappuccino cousin the cystle ball fapp. Let my say this is the one time I will say something is better than a unicorn. It’s peachy and will brighten up your day. I am sad to say that it’s limited edition and goes away in four days.

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See it looks amazing! Now onto the magical books that I have yet to read. Got the prompt from The Broke and The Bookish.

3 – A Series of Unfortunate Events

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I have only read the first book in the series and have watched the movie. Which I thought was really good.

2 – Shatter Me Series

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I have not even finished the first book. Everyone and their mother loves these books.

1 – Bloodlines 

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This is the hardest for me to admit. This world is so much fun. I love VA or Vampire Academy with all my heart. I’m having the hardest time getting through these books. I am on number two.

What are some books you have not read?

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Top Three Thursday – Books That Make Me Cry

Hello, wonderlandians. Happy Tursday! I have not been active this week because I’m on vacation. There is no wifi. I will be leaving on Friday so that means when I get back I will be catching up on all of the posts. As always I got the promt from The Broke and The Bookish.

Number 3 – The Fasle Princess

If you have never heard of this book then I am happy that I was able to put it on your radar. This book will make you feel so many emotion. I am typically not ine for fantasy books but this one is one I would not pass on.

Number 2 – Maybe Someday

We all know this book. This books breaks me everytime I read it.

Number 1 – Shadow Kiss

This is the third book in a series. If you have read this series you will know why this book had me sobbing.

What are some books that have made you cry? I am always looking for books that will gut me in the best way.

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Top Three Thursday – Freebies

Hello, wonderlandians. Today is Thursday between this one more day to Friday. Then we can come and it is all day reading. I have called an awesome treat today guys. Not only are you getting tomorrow’s freebie but I have taken inspiration off of That Artsy Reader Girl. Or going through the top 10 prompt on her page and one of them caught my eye it said love freebies. So when I clicked on the post it took me to a page of quotes. So it was like the top 10 favorite quotes of romance novels.  I really wanted to do my own take on the title that is under her top 10 page. So I decided I was going to give you my top three favorite books that are from Indie authors and they are all free. You guys really seem to enjoy when I do my Free Fridays so I thought I would turn this into nothing. So four free books this week I’m so excited. These are all books that I’ve personally read and loved.

3 – A Job From Hell

Synopsis

Hidden from mortal eyes are the creatures of darkness that coexist with mortals: Shadows, vampires, fallen angels, demons, shape shifters, succubi, and the likes.

Seventeen-year-old Amber enters their world by chance when her brother, Dallas, sets her up with a summer job in Scotland. Dallas has spied something in the woods he thinks could make them rich beyond their wildest dreams. But instead of finding riches, Amber unknowingly enters a paranormal race—and promptly wins the first prize—a prize that comes with no exchange policy, and for which many would kill. Soon, she discovers her new boss, Aidan, didn’t employ her for her astounding housekeeping skills, and no one is who they say they are. But by that time she’s far too deep in a world she never knew existed, a world of love bonds, dark magic, ancient enemies and immortals.

As the dark forces slowly conspire against Amber, her naivety and love for Aidan catapults her into a calamitous series of otherworldly events. With every immortal creature hunting for her, whom can she trust with her life?

2 – Crystal Magic

Crystal Magic (Clearwater Witches Book 1) by [Freeman, Madeline]

Synopsis

Nothing is safe around Kristyl Barnette. Windows break. Books rocket across the room. Lights flicker. Strange occurrences follow the sixteen-year-old everywhere. She’s an outcast at her school, but everything changes in the blink of an eye.

When tragedy forces her to move to the small town of Clearwater, Michigan, with her estranged aunt Jodi, Kristyl tries to leave her past behind. She makes friends and catches the attention of Owen Marsh, who accepts her without question and who may be able to understand her better than anyone.

But Owen isn’t the only one who notices her. The mysteriously alluring Fox Holloway draws Kristyl’s eye whenever he’s around. And Clearwater High’s chief mean-girl, Crystal Jamison, has her sights set on Kristyl and will stop at nothing to prove what Kristyl really is.

A witch.

Magic can be as dangerous as fire, and Aunt Jodi wants Kristyl to have nothing to do with it. But when a mysterious illness threatens her aunt’s life, Kristyl will do anything to cure her. Enlisting the help of witches could save Jodi, but is dealing in magic worth the consequences?

1 – Guardians

Guardians: The Girl (The Guardians Series, Book 1) (A Paranormal Romance) by [StVil, Lola]

Synopsis

Fifteen year-old Emmy Baxter is certain nothing exciting will ever happen to her. That is until she is viciously attacked by hoards of demons on her way to class. A team of powerful angels, who earlier posed as her classmates, comes to her rescue.

Emmy soon learns that her name is the only clue given in the quest to find the location of a sacred map that shows the way to ‘the bridge of souls’. If evil gains access to the souls, it will use them to create an army and annihilate the world. Emmy has no idea where the map could be or why her name was given as a clue. But that doesn’t stop evil from hunting her all over the posh Upper East Side of New York City.

While battling evil and still trying to make it to class on time, Emmy finds herself falling hopelessly in love with team leader; Marcus Cane. Emmy is shocked to find out that Marcus is deeply in love with her. Unfortunately, the team’s all-knowing guide makes a frightening prophecy: “If Marcus and Emmy unite, the world will burn…”

Will Emmy and Marcus stay away from each other if it mean saving the world? Or will they give into their all-consuming love? If being with “the one” meant the end of all things, could you stay away?

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