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#WOTR20 #Review #TwistedTales – The Count by Monica Corwin

The Count (Twisted Classics Book 1)

The mad priest gave me everything.
Twenty-one years in prison allows a man time to process.
To plot.
To plan.
I’ll take my vengeance in money, in power, and most importantly, on her body.
Mercedes Mondego sold me into hell, leading me to the altar like a sheep to a cliff’s edge.
Every thread I place on the board will wrench together and lead me back to her. Oh, but I’m done with love, and there is nothing left in me except an animal.
The mad priest gave me everything to exact my revenge.


I received this book from the author for an honest opinion/Review.

GAH!!!  I am such a crazy person for classic lit and I FLOVE the Count of Monte Cristo, so I was soooo on board for this book!

The book is obviously a bit different then the original hence the Twisted Classics series name but don’t worry classic friends, you will enjoy this book just as much even with the changes.

Will/The Count/ Eddie is after the woman and the men who put him in prison.  He is going to destroy them one at a time.  But taking HER down is the biggest victory for him.

Mercy is the boss.  She is ruthless and takes no prisoners which is why she is the one in charge.  She put her family away and took over the empire but soon discovers what a rotten empire she has under her.

The chemistry between Will and Mercy is great.  So many times, I was like JUST TELL HER WILL and then other times I was like GAH WHY DID YOU DO THAT MERCY!!!

The story line will keep you on your toes with the action and all the bad guys.  I swear this town was like Gotham with all the bad dudes running amuck!!

The final chapters when everything comes to the front and we see even more things shake out I legit did a gasp!! I was wondering and hoping and then even more giddy when I read about….eeeep I cant tell you sorry but trust me….if you love classic lit or if you are a fan of Monica’s stories then you will want to pick this one up.

Monica Corwin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She is an outspoken writer attempting to make romance accessible to everyone, no matter their preferences. As a Northern Ohioian, Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and a dislike of Michigan football. Monica owns more books about King Arthur than should be strictly necessary. Also typewriters…lots and lots of typewriters.

#Sugar4Spice #AuthorSpotlight – Dewhitt L. Bingham

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Dewhitt L. Bingham
I’m Dewhitt L. Bingham and I write non-fiction with a focus on civil rights, social injustice, segregation, policing and promoting racial harmony. I’m originally from Festus, Missouri but I’ve in Bloomington Illinois for the past 35 years. I’ve Been a Probation Officer for 32 years and an Adjunct Professor for 23 years. I’ve only been writing for about three years. My first piece was police related and has a spiritual flavor. My second piece is about the great Viola Liuzzo, the only white woman murdered during the Civil Rights march with Dr. King from Selma to Montgomery. My third piece will be complete in a couple of months. It is about Douglass the Negro school (my grandfather was in the first graduating class of 5 in 1940) in Festus (which is 95% white) and how progressive Festus was in 1954 after the Brown Supreme Court Decision. Looking forward to meeting all the authors and learning from them. God Bless! Dewhitt

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My favorite place to write is a place in downtown Bloomington and uptown Normal called the “Coffee Hound” As long as there is good coffee I’m good!

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

At this stage in my life I just love meeting people and signings always draw people you’ve never met.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Ida B Wells

What author would you love to write with?

Ida B Wells

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My first book signing and involving all the guest through up/downs. It was really fun.

What are your social links?

Facebook and LinkedIn.

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

#WOTR20 #Duet #Rockers – Bullet Part 1 & 2 by Jade C. Jamison

Bullet Part 1

Bullet Part 2 by [Jamison, Jade C.]


What if the man you want is toxic?

“I’m hugging my kindle right now, beaming with what I can only describe as total pure book euphoria.” Kelly, Perusing Princesses blog

Valerie leaves her sheltered life for the first time to attend college, and there she meets handsome Ethan, a young man destined to be a rock star. It’s not long before she finds herself falling head over heels for him, but he’s determined to keep her at arm’s length. Soon, though, their lives become irreversibly intertwined and Valerie gets her wish–but by then will it be too late?


Book 2 –

Why does she keep going back to him?

“I am sitting here at my computer sobbing, literally sobbing over this book. I went through a box of tissues and a packet of Tums. IN-FREAKING-TENSE was this book.” Angie J., Twinsie Talk Book Blog

After joined Ethan’s band, the harsh realities of living in a big city and trying to make ends meets are difficult for Valerie to deal with, but they’re nothing compared to sacrificing her soul to save a boyfriend who’s intent on destroying his life. Ethan says he loves her, but she wonders if he loves his vices more–and she considers ending the relationship to salvage her broken heart. Can she save him or will he implode and take her with him?


The Bullet series (complete)
Bullet Part 1
Bullet Part 2
Rock Bottom
Fully Automatic
Christmas Stalkings
Slash and Burn
Locked and Loaded

Goodreads Book 1

I received this book for an honest review from the author and honest you shall get!!!

I am sitting here at my computer sobbing, literally sobbing over this book. I went through a box of tissues and a packet of tums. IN-FREAKING-TENSE was this book.

I am a fan of really emotional, gut wrenching, tear your heart out and stomp on it while it lays on the floor kinda books!! This book sooooooo qualifies.

Val is such an amazing person who is so giving and loving but seems to be stuck in the ever emotional toxic love of Ethan. Ethan is just a true measure of addiction and doesn’t appreciate Val for all she is worth. His idea of “chasing her” is screwing everything else that has a skirt on or getting so high he cant even function. This is pretty much their relationship but the addiction continues to get worse and worse as does his behavior and attitude toward her. I think the author did a great job showing the true relationship of a couple when addiction is involved. It is heart wrenching that Ethan has had emotional and physically abusive relationships but he is so self involved he has no idea he is doing the same thing to Val.

There were a few scenes where I broke for Val when she was confronted by Ethan’s wondering ways. I feared for her because she knows in her heart he is not a “good person” but the party scene absolutely crushed me along with her. I think, like Val, I wanted him to have some redeeming qualities…..but the party killed me. I broke for her and me at that point. Then I broke for the man I wanted to see Val with. The man who loved her, supported and cared for her even though she was stuck in this web of Ethan lies and betrayal.

Well along the way Val does develop some emotionally sustaining and loving relationships. SOME of the “relationships” I was like “you go girl!!” I loved the men who helped her through tough times with Ethan. However no matter what, she would always return to Ethan. This dance goes on for a few years.

I am not going to talk specifics because I will totally end up giving away the whole story BUT if you love rocker books and you love emotionally raw “real” books then this is the book for you. Seriously, I cannot wait to read the books for the other band members!!!!

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” While you’re more likely to see Jade headbanging than Dirty Dancing, she–like Baby–won’t be put in a corner…or a box. So even though you can’t really stick her books in one genre, you could say she mostly writes steamy Contemporary Romance–and, while you’re at it, you’ll notice in her stories that Jade freaking loves Colorado, hard music, coffee, bad words, and CHOCOLATE!!! And so do her characters.

Oh, and there’s always a glimmer of hope…because if life doesn’t have that, what’s the damn point?

#NewRelease #TwinseForTheDayTenise #Review – Give Me Love by Paige P Horne

Give Me Love (Give Me, #1)

A past that connects them and secrets that could destroy them.

Abandoned by her mother at only eight years old, Kathrine Harrison was taught that relying on yourself is the only way. She grew up in chaos, getting abused by her stepdad who reminded her daily that she wasn’t worth loving.

Bryce Grant was used to his dad’s drinking but couldn’t understand why the man was obsessed with a woman who constantly chose drugs over her family. Bryce cared for only one person and did everything he could to keep his brother, Jace, from witnessing just how bad their parents were. Tragedy changes the boys’ lives and sets them on a path they have never envisioned for themselves.

Meeting by chance, Kat and Bryce have no idea how much they have in common and love is not a choice.

Can it change how they see things, or will it destroy the life they’ve worked so hard to maintain?



Review by Tenise

5 STARS! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A past that connects them and secrets that could destroy them. Meeting by chance, Kat and Bryce have no idea how much they have in common and love is not a choice. Can it change how they see things, or will it destroy the life they’ve worked so hard to maintain?
I want to start by saying-before opening this book- I couldn’t get into anything I tried to read. It had been almost a week since I finished my last book and that had taken me almost 2 weeks to read. Well, thanks to Give Me Love, my reading drought is now over. I was addicted to all of the words from the prologue. Give Me Love was full of angst, suspense, and surprises. There was a lot of push and pull between Bryce and Kat. They knew what they wanted, but were afraid to go for it. With past like theirs, I would be afraid, too.
I loved both the H & h throughout the entire book. At a certain point they both kind of ticked me off. I wanted to reach into my kindle; grab them, shake them, and tell them what to do. We all know that is not how this works though. It’s not like the “choose your own adventure” books from grade school where the reader decides the outcome. Haha! Nope- I just had to continue reading and hope things turned out the way I had them planned in my head.
I seriously could not finish this book fast enough, which may have been a mistake on my part. Now I have to impatiently wait for the second book so I can see what will happen next. I am looking forward to the continuation of Bryce and Kat’s story.

Paige P. Horne lives in the small town of Gray Georgia with her husband. The two enjoy traveling every little chance they get and binge watching their favorite shows. When she isn’t creating new characters for her readers to fall in love with, you can find her back porch swinging, engrossed in a good book with her dogs at her feet.

Readers have described her stories as captivating and heartbreakingly beautiful.

Paige pens emotional novels about soulmates and broken love.
She will release a series of four books this year, The Give Me series. Give Me love, Give Me Perfect love, Give Me Forever Love and a fourth which has not yet been named.

Her titles include: Close To Falling, Chasing Fireflies, Chasing Ellie and her latest book which is based on true events: If I’d Known

#NewRelease #Sugar4SPICE – Yes I’m Ready (Love and Lyrics Series Book 1) by E.S. McMillan and JA Lafrance

Yes I'm Ready (Love and Lyrics Series Book 1) by [McMillan, E.S., Lafrance, JA]

Follow the rules!

That’s all Reed Hunter had to do.
He has had his fair share of heartbreak and disappointment. After choosing to leave his career as a successful lawyer to follow his passion, his world falls apart. While picking up the pieces, he embarks on a new path…teaching.

Celeste Ward is ready to put the past behind her and welcomes the fresh start that college promises. After stumbling into her first class late, something awakens in her that she never knew was there.

What happens when rules get broken and lives become intertwined?

E.S. McMillan is a self-proclaimed Superhero. She is a mom to 4 amazing boys. Married to one of her best friends and has plans to take the world by storm.

E.S. was born in California, raised in New York, and now resides in Connecticut.

JA resides in Northern Ontario Canada but is originally from the Capital of Ontario.
She is a married to her loving husband and has three beautiful children.
When she is not locked in her writing cave she works with the board of education as a supply Educational Assistant.
She loves watching hockey and Soccer and enjoys talking to the many people she has made friends with.
She enjoys a good joke and can usually be seen with a smile on her face and a joke on her lips.

#Sugar4SPICE #AuthorSpotlight – Lauren Eckhardt

Lauren Eckhardt

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Lauren Eckhardt – I’m a mama of two incredible boys, an introvert, empath, author of young adult and women’s fiction, and a women’s empowerment coach.
I also love to cook, read, travel, boulder and try my hand in whatever creative outlet I can when I get free time!

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I’m pretty flexible on location but a must-have is chocolate-covered pretzels and wine or coffee dependent on time of day!

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting fellow book-lovers! And of course sharing my books. But talking to people about books in general is so much fun.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Lois Lowry

What author would you love to write with?

Taylor Jenkins Reid

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My 3-year old son telling people that I write books like it’s the greatest thing in the world (which it is). Also, finally overcoming all my introverted fears and excuses and pushing out over a decade’s worth of work in 4 books (with 1 more on the way) in 2019.

What are your social links?

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

#WOTR20 #NewRelease – Next to You by Amabel Daniels

Next To Me

Hell to the no.

That’s what personal assistant Carly Winston wants to say to her boss when he tasks her with delivering his ring to his flaky fiancée. And again when the annoyingly sexy head of security, Maverick Green, is instructed to accompany her. Not wanting to lose her job, she bites her tongue. Sure, she has no desire to complicate her life with a relationship. But if she can avoid Maverick’s appeal as her next-door neighbor, surely one whirlwind trip with him won’t change anything.

Well aware Carly has made it her life goal to avoid men, Mav Green has fought the temptation to pursue her. Now, he’s been charged with making sure the ring she’s delivering stays safe, and that’s exactly what he’s going to do. Little does he know, fate has a plethora of shenanigans in store for them. A robbery. Drag queens. Battles against nature. Each of their crazy hijinks is wilder than the last, and sparks undeniable chemistry between the pair.

Thrust into a seemingly impossible job, will the time spent with Mav be enough to melt Carly’s icy façade?


Amabel Daniels lives in Northwest Ohio with her patient husband, three adventurous daughters, and a collection of too many cats and dogs. Although she holds a Master’s degree in Ecology, her true love is finding a good book. When she isn’t spending time outdoors, she’s busy brewing up her next novel, usually as she lets her mind run off with the addictive words of “what if…”

#Review #Paranormal #NewRelease – Dungari Reclaim (Alien Alphas of Pilathna #2) by Nikki Landis

Dungari Reclaim (Alien Alphas of Pilathna, #2)

Pasha was raised to hate the invading blue race of aliens that enslaved her home planet. She’s never forgotten their lies or treachery. When her sister is taken and never returns, Pasha swears her vengeance on the alien race of conquerors.

Holnar is an elite warrior of his clan and never believed in the atrocities the humans accused the Dungari race of committing. Until his shocking and brutal experience in the harems. Now he’s torn between loyalty and lust, lies and seduction that lead his people to the brink of all-out war.

When the past haunts the future and no one is safe from the rage that consumes a nation, what side will be chosen? Who will win? Does Earth have the courage it needs to reclaim a fallen planet?

Dungari Reclaim is second in a new exciting series of alien romances with heat, Alien Alphas of Pilathna.


Dungari Reclaim (Alien Alphas of Pilathna #2) by Nikki Landis

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Another amazing read from this author.  I was a bit nervous entering this word in the last book.  This book I knew what to expect and I was so excited to see where we would go.

This book does not disappoint.  There are many times in the story with Pasha and Holnar’s past troubles that made my heart ache for them.  Pasha is straight up broken and very bitter woman after her heart break.  She is very driven and will so her job.  Holnar won’t succumb to the ugly side of loss thought.  He is not like everyone else and will do what he can for everyone.

There is so much happening so buckle up because you are in for one heck of a ride.  This story is just as amazing as the first book.  I am super excited for book 3 and cant wait to see what happens then.

Nikki Landis is the award-winning & Amazon bestselling reverse harem, paranormal, and sci-fi author of over 30 romance and erotica novels. Her recent release Refugee Road is the Gold Medal winner of the 2017 IPPY award for Best Romance/Erotica. Her stories have all heat levels so you’re sure to find something you love. Nikki grew up sneaking her mother’s ‘bodice rippers’ and falling in love with the stories. Now she enjoys writing her own as well as reading and reviewing on her blog with a couple of like minded friends, the Picky Bitches Book Blog.

#Sugar4SPICE #AuthorSpotlight – Tabi Slick

Tabi Slick

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Tabi Slick is an award-winning author of Paranormal, Historical, and Urban Fantasy. Her younger years were spent living in the countryside of Oklahoma until she started her studies in Puerto Rico. After several years abroad, she finally settled down in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. With a background in Linguistics, she’s often found either researching or with her nose stuck in a book. She’s not only the wife of a systems engineer, and mother to a beautiful German Shepherd and Rhodesian Ridgeback pup, but she’s also a blogger and book ninja.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I write either in my office or at our pool table that converts to a dining table. I’m not super picky about my food while I’m working, but chocolate and coffee are usually the main food groups.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

My favorite part about attending signings would have to be getting to know new readers and getting book recommendations. These are the best places to fill up my TBR list!

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

I would love to meet Robert Ludlum, author of the Bourne trilogy and many other amazing thriller novels.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I was on my way back home from a book signing that hadn’t quite gone as planned. on the plane I was sitting next to a young girl who, after finding out I was an author, proceeded to gleefully exclaim “You’re an author? I can’t believe I’m meeting a famous author!” I tried to tell her I wasn’t that famous, but she insisted I must be if I’m an author. There are so many highs and lows as an author, but meeting young people who love to read makes it all worth it.

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What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)


#ReleaseDay #review – Keeping Ava (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha) by Elena M. Reyes

Keeping Ava (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha)

I should have said no.

When they asked me to take over this assignment and protect her with my life.

When at the sight of her, my heart beat like a war drum inside my chest.

When those light green eyes met mine and the world stopped.

I should’ve—but didn’t.

And now it’s too late because I’ve broken the rules and tasted the forbidden fruit.

I’ll never let her go.


I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Guuurl do I love your books.  They are so naughty and steamy they melt my kindle.  I have missed reading your stuff because life so when I got this I was thrilled!!

This story is a sexy as hell cop and of course a virgin.  Now don’t go all hating on that story because its awesomely good!!  Yes its cliché but it still rocked out with giant cop c*ck!  OOOF I made this filthy already.

The story has suspense and twists like we expect from Elena.  It also has her big bad alpha hero, Elijah, looking to do everything to save Ava.

Seriously a great book to read!!!

Elena M. Reyes is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would.

As a small child, she was always intrigued by all forms of art: whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure, but it wasn’t until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to write overtook her world.

She’s a short and sassy Latina with an adorable pup, a kiddo that keeps her on her toes, and a husband who claims she’ll cause him to go bald prematurely. Lol