Tag Tuesday – Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

Hello, wonderlandians. It’s July. Where has this year gone? I have a great tag for you today.
Got the questions from YA Bookaholic though it looks like they have not posted for a good two years. Although, I have been seeing this all over booktube and the blogs. So I wanted to give it a try. Plus I know it July. Don’t yell at me.
1. Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2018?
I am stuck between two books.
King of Wall Street
King of Wall Street by [Bay, Louise]

THE KING OF WALL STREET IS BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES BY AN AMBITIOUS BOMBSHELL.

I keep my two worlds separate.

At work, I’m King of Wall Street. The heaviest hitters in Manhattan come to me to make money. They do whatever I say because I’m always right. I’m shrewd. Exacting. Some say ruthless.

At home, I’m a single dad trying to keep his fourteen year old daughter a kid for as long as possible. If my daughter does what I say, somewhere there’s a snowball surviving in hell. And nothing I say is ever right.

When Harper Jayne starts as a junior researcher at my firm, the barriers between my worlds begin to dissolve. She’s the most infuriating woman I’ve ever worked with.

I don’t like the way she bends over the photocopier—it makes my mouth water.

I hate the way she’s so eager to do a good job—it makes my dick twitch.

And I can’t stand the way she wears her hair up exposing her long neck. It makes me want to strip her naked, bend her over my desk and trail my tongue all over her body.

If my two worlds are going to collide, Harper Jayne will have to learn that I don’t just rule the boardroom. I’m in charge of the bedroom, too.

The King of Wall Street is a sexy, stand alone, contemporary romance.
Dragon's Lair (Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club Book 1) by [Fernando, Chantal]

The first in a new sexy romance series from bestselling author Chantal Fernando about the bad boys of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club and the women who fall in love with them.

When I found my boyfriend cheating on me, I did something stupid.

Or should I say, someone?

Because of that mistake, I’m now stuck in a world I don’t belong in.

I’m a law student. They’re criminals. He’s the vice president of a motorcycle club. I’m a good girl with a strict upbringing. He’s my ex-boyfriend’s brother. 

And I’m screwed.

Dragon’s Lair. Which I do have review for.
I would really recommend the book if you like bad-ass biker men. Check out my reveiw for more information and my thoughts on the whole book. Plus let me know what you think if you have already read the book.
2. Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2018?
Gabriel’s Rapture.
Gabriel's Rapture (Gabriel's Inferno Trilogy Book 2) by [Reynard, Sylvain]

 National bestselling author Sylvain Reynard continues the story of Gabriel and Julia, two lovers bound together by their darkest desires.

But those very desires may destroy them . . .

Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate, yet clandestine affair with his former student Julia Mitchell. Sequestered on a romantic holiday in Italy, he tutors her in the sensual delights of the body and the raptures of sex.

But when they return, their happiness is threatened by conspiring students, academic politics, and a jealous ex-lover. When Gabriel is confronted by the university administration, will he succumb to Dante’s fate? Or will he fight to keep Julia, his Beatrice, forever?

In Gabriel’s Rapture, the brilliant sequel to the wildly successful debut novel, Gabriel’s Inferno, Sylvain Reynard weaves an exquisite love story that will touch the reader’s mind, body, and soul, forever.

3. New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To?
 There have not been any new releases out that I have wanted to get.
4. Most Anticipated Release For Second Half of 2018?
Coming out at the end of this month it is called Sea Witch. It’s kind of a little mermaid retelling.
5. Biggest Disappointment?
It is called Gun Shy I have a review on it.
6. Biggest Surprise?
I got to me Richelle Mead this year that was amazing. Drove 5 1/2 hours to see her.
7. Favourite New Author?
 Her name is Kristy Nicolle. I don’t have just favorite authors. I have what I call my ride or die authors. Anything they write I will read. She has become one of those authors for me.

 

8. Newest Fictional Crush?

Xion from The Onyx Hourglass by Kristy Nicolle.

9. Newest Favourite Character?

Not sure I have read so many good one this year.

10. Book That Made You Cry?

I have not had a book that has made me cry this year.

11. Book That Made You Happy?

Most every book makes me happy.

12. Favourite Book To Movie Adaptation You Saw This Year?

I have not really watch any this year.

13. Favourite Review You’ve Written This Year?

My review for Driven. It took me longest to write.

14. Most Beautiful Book You Bought So Far This Year?

I don’t know.

15. What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of The Year?
A back log of some books that were sent to me with no date for the review.

 

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

Ashten

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Tag Tuesday – I Love Spring Book Tag

Hello, wonderlandians. How is your Tuesday? I am so in-love with the tag I am doing today. It’s fun and something that is really fun. Spring is one of my favorite months because I’m a spring baby. So my birthday is next month. I thought a spring books tag would be fitting.

Where I found the tag amandaventure on Instagram. You can watch her video here.

1) How is Spring where you live?

Spring where I live is a little weird. It will rain and be sunny all in one day. I do have say that I love it. When it rains in the morning and then you have the sent of rain in the air all day.

2) Most anticipated book release this Spring?

The Mermaid's Escape: A Reverse Harem Romance (The Siren Series Book 1) by [McAllen, Kellie]

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

3) Show us a book cover that makes you think of Spring.

4) Where are you going to read this Spring?

I am a read by the seat of my pants kind of a girl. I never really know until the mood hits me.

5) Find a cover with the sun on it!

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Never have I read this book seen this movie. It told me to look for cover with a sun so here you go. 

6) What are your favorite Spring reads?

Maybe someday by Colleen Hoover.

7) Find a book with many different colors on it.

8) Whom do you tag?

Anyone who wants to do this tag.

Kristin Kraves Books

LOVE BOOKS GROUP

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

Ashten

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Tag Tuesday – 50 Questions You’ve Never Been Asked

Hello, wonderlandians. It is Tuesday! How is yours going? I am so hyped on sugar. Candy Candy Candy! I have a great tag today. We are going to get personal today.  So here are 50 question to get to know me better.

1. What’s your favorite candle scent?

Any cherry blossom scent. I love it.

2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?

Dakota Johnson. She is my favorite actress.

3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother?

Cole and Dylan Sprouse they remind me a lot my younger brother already.

4. How old do you think you’ll be when you get married?

I am hoping by the time I am 30. I am currently 26.

5. Do you know a hoarder?

No, I don’t.

6. Can you do a split?

No, I have not been able to do then since I was like 8.

7. How old were you when you learned how to ride a bike?

I was like 10.

8. How many oceans have you swam in?

None

9. How many countries have you been to?

None

10. Is anyone in your family in the army?

Yes, my boyfriends brother.

11. What would you name your daughter if you had one?

Thea Marie
12. What would you name your son if you had one?

Zachary James or Conner

13. What’s the worst grade you got on a test?

F

14. What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?

Anything on Disney

15. What did you dress up as on Halloween when you were eight?

I don’t remember. Maybe a witch.

16. Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series?

The first two books in Harry Potter. None of Hunger Games. All of the Twilight Series.

17. Would you rather have an American accent or a British accent?

If I have to choose out of these British. I really don’t like my American accent. If I could have any it would Irish.

18. Did your mother go to college?

She is getting her doctored degree right now. She will graduate next year.

19. Are your grandparents still married?

My mom parents no. My dad parents no.

20. Have you ever taken karate lessons?

Nope, but I have always wanted to.

21. Do you know who Kermit the frog is?

Yes, I do.

22. What’s the first amusement park you’ve been to?

Kitty Park

23. What language, besides your native language, would you like to be fluent in?

I can do sign language. Not ASL. There is a big difference. I would love to be fluent in that.

24. Do you spell the color as grey or gray?

Depends Grey is a last name and Gray is the color.

25. Is your father bald?

No
26. Do you know triplets?

In my dreams and in the books that I write.

27. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook?

The Notebook

28. Have you ever had Indian food?

No.
29. What’s the name of your favorite restaurant?

Olive Garden

30. Have you ever been to Olive Garden?

See previous answer

31. Do you belong to any warehouse stores (Costco, BJ’s, etc.)?

Sam Club
32. What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?

Zachary James

33. If you have a nickname, what is it?

Ashy, Ashka, and Big Ash…thanks to Jack and Aaron

34. Who’s your favorite person in the world?

Aaron my boyfriend

35. Would you rather live in a rural area or in the suburbs?

Rural area

36. Can you whistle?

Yes, I can

37. Do you sleep with a nightlight?

Nope, I sleep in the pitch black

38. Do you eat breakfast every morning?

Nope, it makes me sick.

39. Do you take any pills or medication daily?

No, not any more.

40. What medical conditions do you have?

Where do I start. OCD, Depression, Anxiety, POTS, Acid Reflex and more that I don’t want to get into.

41. How many times have you been to the hospital?

I really don’t know. To many.

42. Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?

Yes, once or twice.

43. Where do you buy your jeans?

Target

44. What’s the last compliment you got?

I am really cheerful.

45. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning?

Not really. I have to be in that state where you are partly asleep and awake.

46. What flavor tea do you enjoy?

Not a big tea drinker.

47. How many pairs of shoes do you currently own?

Three

48. What religion will you raise your children to practice?

They are free to choose their  own way. I believe that there is something out there but don’t follow one strict religion.

49. How old were you when you found out that Santa wasn’t real?

I was 8 years old when I found out. My sister and I were going down stairs to try and catch Santa. My mom was putting candy in our stocking and heard us turned to me and made a be quiet gesture with her hand. I knew then. I wanted to cry. I was crushed.

50. Why do you have a tumblr?

 Why not. I like it.
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
Ashten
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Tag Tuesday – The End of the Year Book Tag

Hello, my wonderlandians! Happy Tuesday. I feel like I have a Christmas hangover. I am so tired but alas I am working today.

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Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

I really need to finish Severed Wings by Kelly Carrero.

Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

No I do not.

Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

Not for this year. All of the books that I want are coming out in the New year.

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

Immerse by Tobie Easton

That is about it right now. I am sure there will be others. I  really don’t keep up with new releases. This was a book series that I discovered this year

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?

It is not just one book. I have been reading a lot of books about mermaids this year. Every book that I have read has been amazing!

Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?

Yes, I will be posting all about that this Sunday and Monday!

Thank you all for joining me here in our own part of wonderland. Feed the unicorns on your way.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

Tag Tuesday – The Winter Tag

Happy Tuesday my wonderlandians. I hope your day started by a unicorn taking you to work. Mine did not start that way at all. I got up and had to defrost my car. I do this every morning lately. Snow. SMH. I am here with another tag for you. This time it is The Winter Tag.  Please enjoy.

1. What books are you hoping to get to this winter?

I don’t usually keep a TBR for winter. I usually just look at my books and see which one catches my eyes, but if I get gift cards for Christmas like I do every year. I will just go to amazon see what looks good buy those and read them. Everything else gets put on the back of the TBR list. Although, there are three books that I really want to get to by the end of the year. The dueology of Once a Witch, Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough. I try to read her books at least once a year. These have slowly become a tradition for me to read either at the end of the year or just right after the new year. Of course, I want to get to Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. These are the three books I want to get to.

2. Which character’s personality is as cold as ice?

Alistair Knight from Once a Witch, Always a Witch series. He is such a jerk. I will not go into detail. You really need to read the books. If you guys want more info on the books. They were mentioned in my Top Three Thursday blog post. So go check it out.

He is just so nasty.

3. Winter is a time for gift giving. What has been your favorite book you’ve received as a gift?

When I was younger I got this book from my grandma. I still have it. It was a red velvet cover of The Secret Garden. I have not read it. I have tried. It is my favorite book. I also got a book from her of  The Velveteen Rabbit my cat sadly destroyed that one.  She was old and peed all over it. My bookshelves were really close to grown and she got up there and peed.  She was old like 20 years old and could no longer find her litter box. It is really sad.

4. With Christmas and New Year it’s party season, but which character would you least like to get stuck talking to at a party?

Toby Pilgrim from Geek Girl. I feel really bad saying that. He is such a sweet character even though he does stalk the main character. He is one of those nerdy guys that had to correct you on everything. It drives me crazy. Therefore he would be my choice.

5. If you celebrate Christmas… Do you have any Christmas traditions? How do you spend the day?

Picking out our family tree

Making cookies

Going to my boyfriend’s mom’s house to make ornaments

We spend Christmas Eve with my grandparents. Opening up presents. Then Christmas day with my family. This year is going to be a bit different because I have moved out with my boyfriend.

6. Favourite Christmas film, TV special & song?

Home Alone

Any

Anything by Michael Bublé and The Happiest Christmas Tree by Nat King Cole.

 

As always, thank you for joining me here in our little part of Wonderland. If you want a wish granted please stop by and feed the unicorns.

Until next time.

Much love

Ashten

Christmas Tag – Tag Tuesday!

Hello, my Wonderlandians! I hope you Tuesday is going great. I thought it would be fun to answer some questions. I want to do a tag Tuesday on this page. So what better way to kick this off than with a Christmas or holiday tag.

1. Whats your favorite holiday movie?

My favorite holiday movie would have to be Home Alone hands down. I loved watching it when I was a little kid. My sister and I would try and watch it every year.

2. Whats your favorite Christmas color?

I think it would have to be green. It reminds me of the valley and the Christmas tree.

3. Do you like to stay in your pajamas or dress up for Christmas?

Pajamas. I need to be comfortable the whole day.

4. If you could only buy one person a present this year who would it be?

My boyfriend. I can’t put into words what he means to me. We have together practically like ten years.

5. Do you open your present Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

Both. Christmas eve with my dads side of the family. Christmas day with my moms side and my boyfriends side.

6. Have you ever built a ginger bread house?

Yes, like once in my life. It turned out so bad but it was delicious.

7. What do you like to do on your Christmas break?

I don’t get as I am not longer in school and I work.

8. Any Christmas wishes?

For my family to be happy and healthy.

9. Favorite Christmas smell?

My moms cooking.

10. Favorite Christmas meal or treat?

All of the holiday cookies.

 

Ok my wonderlandians I hope you enjoyed that tag. Don’t for get to feed the unicorns on your way out. It’s wish granting season!

 

Much love

Ashten