Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Chat Of Everything or Anything

I feel like chatting with you all. I don't really have any topics in mind. I still can't believe it is December. Anybody else feel this way? Where in the hell did 2017 go? The year started off rocky, and just got a little worse. Between losing 2 pets, some family members, and friends of the family. 2017 was one hell of a kick in the face. I hope 2018 is calmer waters. As far as my reading goals and plans for reading. I am not doing a Goodsread challenge for 2018. I have no idea what the year will be like. I am hoping to get employed. So that might take up a big part of my time.

 I don't want to focus on the number of books I read. Instead just simply enjoy reading again. I felt the pressure to add to my Goodreads goal. A few years back I just read whenever I felt like it. I don't mind reading alot of books. But I just want to not worry if I'm behind on a goal. I am not posting any TBR's. I never NEVER stick to them. I will just pick up whatever catches my eyes from my own bookshelves, kindle, or library. Also will be reading whatever I want. Whether it will be YA or not. I felt like I was growing away from YA this year. Reading more adult books. I still like YA. But I don't want it to be the main genre I read anymore.
Definitely feeling my age.... I still cannot believe I'm 30 years old. CRAZY!!!! There are times I feel like I'm still the same me. And other times I'm like nope definitely older.

I know come late spring and some days in the summer months on Saturday nights I will be helping my brother when he races. I tell him where he starts. Thank goodness for phones with cameras!! I just take a picture of the line up and show him.

Right now I just help take care of the cleaning the home. Making sure the pets have what they need. Not good when you need money. I feel lost... like I messed up somewhere along the lines. I didn't go to college after high school when I graduated back in 2006. I did have a job for a few years. I was a substitute janitor for my old school district. Which I liked alot ,It was night shift. My hours because I am night owl. But I could never get full time. No matter how well I thought I was doing. I ended up quitting when my family and I moved out of the area. I don't have my drivers license because the idea of driving terrifies me. I had a friend get into a bad car accident and it just made my fear worse. I know I need to somehow overcome this fear. I wasted so much time. Time I'm never getting back. I'm not younger. Having people treat me unwell because in their eyes I'm a failure. I reflect the same thoughts.

Life is never what anyone tells you.....

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Cover Reveal: Up In Smoke by T.M. Frazier

 Up in Smoke, an all-new gritty stand
alone romance by T.M. Frazier is coming February 19th, 2018!

Up in Smoke by T.M. Frazier 
Release Date: February 19th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Photographer: Wander Aguiar 
Model: Jacob Rodney

"I’m a man without a conscience. 
I deal in murder and mayhem.
I’m the best at what I do. 
Frankie Helburn is supposed to be an easy job. 
A means to flush her father out of hiding.
Except there isn’t anything simple about Frankie or the secrets she’s keeping. 
She’s stubborn as hell and the sexiest god damn thing I have ever seen, sending dark, dirty animalistic desire coursing through my veins. 
She’s cocaine with legs. A f*cking addiction that makes me question things I’ve never questioned before. Want things I’ve never wanted before. 
I might have her, but she isn’t mine to keep. 
If her father doesn’t show his face, she will be mine. 

* Other books in the King Series DO NOT have to be read to enjoy Smoke's book. Up in Smoke can be read as a standalone. * 

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About the Author: 
T.M.Frazier is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and her young daughter.
When she’s not writing she loves talking to her readers, country music, reading and traveling. Her debut novel, The Dark Light of Day was published in September of 2013 and when she started writing it she intended for it to be a light beachy romance.
Well…it has a beach in it!  

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

TOP 10 of 2017 So Far

I know I still got a whole month of reading to do. But I thought I'd share the Top 10 books of 2017 I loved.

1.A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
How could I have a top 10 and not feature a Sarah book? This book....this series.....
2. King by T.M. Frazier
As I've stated in previous posts. I loved this series. I am so glad to have become a Frazier addict!! I've read all of her published works in 2017!!!
3. I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne and Chris Ayres
I am an Ozzy music fan. I loved the family tv show back in the early 2000s. This book was an interesting insight into his life. I highly recommend it to his fans. And because I named one of my black cats after him. I had to read this book.
4. Into The Fire by Jeaniene Frost
I am sad the Night Prince series is over. I started it last year and quickly fell in love with the series.
5. Where There's Smoke by Sandra Brown
My sister in law is why I like her books. This ending was WOW!!!
6. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Another mind f** book.
7. The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson
Another trilogy over
8. The Outskirts by T.M. Frazier
9. You Do Something To Me by Bella Andre
10. The Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa

December TBR 2017

It is December...... REALLY???? Anybody else feel like 2017 is flew by? I know I feel that way. That is for another post. Today is about my last TBR for the year. I have been a reading machine these past few months. So with any luck December will be the same way. I am taking part in a bingo event hosted by a book group on Facebook called Life&Lit. They are having a YULE Bingo event the whole month of December. Super excited to take part. The best part is you earn points for your house. I'm a Ravenclaw!!!

Here's my TBR for the challenges and December:
Weasleys: Family Goals: I Only Have Eyes For You by Bella Andre (The Sullivan family)
Chosen One: Apprentice by Rachel E. Carter
Wise Mentor: Candidate by Rachel E. Carter
Marauders: Book With a Map: The Last Stand by Rachel E. Carter
Snape: Morally Grey Character: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Voldermort: Book with a Villain: Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Malfoy: Character You Love To Hate: Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Nagini: Book with Betrayal: Darker by E.L. James
Luna: Lovable Sidekick: A Cowboy Christmas by Janette Kenny
Moaning Myrtle: Tearjerker: The Book Thief by Marcus Zuask
Ollivander: Book With Spells: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Room of Requirement: Favorite Genre: (Romance) Kissing Under the Mistletoe
Newt:Book with A Magical Creatures: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Cedric: Friendship Goals: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Tonks: Strong Heroine: TBD
Butter Beer: A sweet book:TBD

I'm currently reading The 52nd by Delta. I probably will be reading that through the month of December. I also want to read as many Christmas themed books as I can. We will see what happens......

What are you reading in December? 
Happy Reading, Ashley 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

November Wrap Up 2017

November was an so so reading month for me. I did read 16 books. I have kindle unlimited until January 2018. I got a code to use.
I didn't finish the series I had wanted to when I posted my TBR for the month. But hey there's always next year.

Here's the books I read in November:

1. Fallen by Lauren Kate 3/5 stars (overdrive)
When I originally read this back in 2010. I loved this book. I was so happy to be rereading this book. Especially when I forgot everything that happened. However I didn't love it so much the second time around. Maybe being older now is a factor. Not sure if I will finish the Fallen series or not.
2. The Outliers by T.M. Frazier 5/5 stars (kindle unlimited)
I am so glad to have given Tracey a chance. I've loved every single one of her books that I've read this year. This is the sequel and conclusion to the Outliers dulogy. I will miss Finn and Sawyer.
3. Sweet Tooth: Lord of the Pies by R.M. Huffman 3/5 stars (kindle)
A short and quirky book about a vampire on Thanksgiving.
4. Filthy English by Ilsa Madden-Mills 4/5 stars (kindle unlimited)
5. Stealing Christmas by Alexa Riley 4/5 stars (kindle unlimited)
6. Snow and Mistletoe by Alexa Riley 4/5 stars (kindle unlimited)
7. Always On My Mind by Bella Andre 5/5 stars
My mom bought this book back in the summer time. It was a thrift store find. Bella never disappoints me. I loved this Sullivan love story.
8. When He Lusts: Boxset 1-5 by Alexa Brookes 3/5 stars (kindle unlimited)
I reread the first book. I think I read it in 2016 maybe 2015.
9. When He Seduces by Alexa Brookes 3/5 stars (kindle unlimited)
10. When He Possess by Alexa Brookes 3/5 stars (kindle unlimited)
11. When He Provokes by Alexa Brookes 3/5 stars (kindle unlimited)
12. When He Torments by Alexa Brookes 3/5 stars (kindle unlimited)
13. When He Confesses by Alexa Brookes 3/5 stars (kindle unlimited)
14. Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano and Illustrated by Lee Harper 5/5 stars (kindle unlimited)
This was a cute story about a turkey trying not to become the main course on Thanksgiving day.
15. Non- Heir by Rachel E. Carter 5/5 stars (kindle)
This is the prequel to the first book First Year. It was interesting to see Darren's background before he goes to the Academy. I'm excited to continue on with the series.
16. First Year by Rachel E. Carter 5/5 stars (kindle)
This was a reread for me. I reviewed this when it was first released. I must have sped through it quickly. Rereading the second time through was amazing. I loved the story and the characters. I am super excited to continue with the series in December. I highly recommend this first book if you are a Sarah J. Maas fan or Tamora Pierce fan.

I cannot believe I read 16 books in one month. That is a wrap on November. What books did you read in November?

Happy Reading, Ashley!!!

Friday, November 24, 2017

King by T.M. Frazier

King by T.M. Frazier
Released: June 15th 2015
Publisher: CreateSpace
Series: King, Book One
Page Amount: 303, Kindle Edition
Source: Kindle

"Homeless. Hungry. Desperate.

Doe has no memories of who she is or where she comes from.

A notorious career criminal just released from prison, King is someone you don’t want to cross unless you’re prepared to pay him back in blood, sweat, pu$$y or a combination of all three.

King’s future hangs in the balance. Doe’s is written in her past. When they come crashing together, they will have to learn that sometimes in order to hold on, you have to first let go. "

*Warning: This book contains graphic violence, consensual and nonconsensual sex, drug use, abuse, and other taboo subjects and adult subject matter. Although originally slated to be a standalone, KING is now a two part series.
- Information and blurb from Goodreads.com 

My Thoughts:
I picked up King for free on my kindle back in May on the recommendation from BookTubingAmy. I am so glad I picked it up. King is the first in a 8 book series. It follows a group of friends; King, Preppy, and Bear. Their troubles and good fortunes. King is told from his point of view and Doe the woman who changes King's way of life forever. I adored their scenes together. I highly recommend this series so much. Once I started this crazy ride I needed to read all of the books. You will too!!!!!

Giving this 5/5 stars isn't enough in my opinion. All of the stars in the whole damn sky!! If you love bad boys with good hearts. Strong female lead characters. Read this series ASAP!!!!

Happy Reading, Ashley 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

November TBR 2017

This is a tentative TBR. Since I never stick to TBR's. I read 14 books in October. I hope to read that many in November or more. The first weekend in November I'm helping my brother and his girlfriend move into their house. So I probably won't get much reading done Friday or Saturday. I will try to read before the football game on Sunday.My team is the Philadelphia Eagles. Other than the usual family gatherings for the Thanksgiving holiday. I don't have any other plans.

The books I'm hoping to read in November.....

- to finish either the Fallen series by Lauren Kate or The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
-The Outliers by T.M. Frazier ( expected release date November 9th)

After Thanksgiving I will try to read as many Christmas themed books as possible.

I also want to read some romance books. Whatever catches my eyes.

Here's my TBR for November....

What are you planning on reading in November?

Happy Reading, Ashley