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#WOTR21 #CoWrite #Zombies #RH #Audio – Zombie Queen by Brandy Slaven and Mary Martel, Narrators: Kelley Huston, Jeffrey Kafer

The beginning…
The beginning is always the best place to start when reflecting on what has been.
Thinking back on it, my life had been perfect.
Middle class girl in high school with a happy home life.
My life had been full of nothing but promise.
Life was good.
Everything was great.
And then my whole world went to shit. In one day.
The disease came first.
Then the dead.
It was a fight for my life every single day from the start. But I was different from all the rest.
I had heard my mother’s screams while watching my sister become one with the undead. All the while feeling like there was absolutely nothing I could do to help them.
It killed me.
What’s more, it changed me.
I did everything I possibly could to survive on my own.
And then I learned how to survive with others.
By being their Queen.
Their Zombie Queen.
And by being the most feared woman they ever came in contact with.

This is a WhyChoose novel full of zombies, a sword wielding badass chick, and an army of dudes.
Recommended age 17+ due to content and language.


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

I have to say when I saw Jeffrey was a narrator, My heart SANG!! he narrates The Protectors by Teresa Gabelman and he MAKES IT!!! Kelley was a new voice for me. I enjoyed her voicing our heroine and thought she did a better job as the story moved along…maybe became more comfortable in the “voice” of Emerald??

I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing and crazy good this story is.  The first chapter will have you on the edge of your seat.  My heart was in my throat listening to Emerald tell you about the day everything changed for her.  If that chapter does not keep you totally enthralled, then when you hear the description of the life and surroundings Emerald has…I felt my skin crawling because it was so tense and so claustrophobic.  I was dying but in heaven dying!!  It was totally a good thing!

This book is so fast paced at times with so much action and then other times we are feeling the despair and fear of Emerald.  We know its been 16 months and we know she is sad, lonely and scared.  When the Sam appears I admin I was scared outta my mind because women aren’t treated the best in these worlds and Emerald knows this first-hand.  As the other guys start to show Emerald they are not the bad guys and can be trusted, we see her open up and hope beyond hope she had a safe place.  A Family to call her own.  Complete with a crazy Granny!!

The story is a lot of interpersonal relationships and dealing with the all the men and one Emerald.  But when Emerald makes some proclamations, I was like GET IT GIRL!!!  When our family is starting to come together and starting to find a rhythm, chaos finds them and its not even the crazy girl or the wild man who bring it home.

I loved the action and loyalty this family shows one another.  But sweet Baby Jesus if you ladies don’t write another book, Imma be broken.  I need some more time with some of the guys and Emerald.

Mary Martel –

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

Brandy Slaven – 

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her creating worlds with her words, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at a state park.

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#CoverReveal – Off Track, Nashville Fury, Book 2 by Chelle Sloan

Title: Off Track
Series: Nashville Fury, Book 2
Author: Chelle Sloan
Release Date: March 25

Contemporary Romance; Sports/football romance; Surprise Baby

Cover Design: Kari March

 

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby carriage.
I have wished for that saying to come true every day of my life.
But that’s not my reality.

Here is my version:
First comes the blind date with an incredibly sexy football coach.
Then comes the friends with benefits that you know is so wrong but you don’t care because it feels so right.
Then comes the unexpected baby carriage.
At least we got one in order.

Except Davis doesn’t want the same things I do.
I want to fall in love.
He says love isn’t for him.
I want a family.
He has made it clear that a family is not on his agenda.

But babies don’t care about your plans. They come when they are ready. Even if you aren’t.
The same can be said about falling in love.

**The Nashville Fury series is a series of interconnected, standalone, sports romances.**

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Chelle is a contemporary romance author who writes happily ever afters with a lot of love with a little bit of humor mixed in. A native of Ohio, Chelle decided that after a decades-long career in sports journalism, it was time to take a step back. She is currently working on her Master’s degree in journalism and is set to graduate from her program in 2021. She is a diehard Cleveland sports fan, is the owner of way too many, yet not enough, tumblers and will be a New Kids on the Block fan until the day she dies. She also does her best writing at Starbucks, where you can usually find a venti caramel frappucino on her table. As for her own happily every after? Maybe one day…

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#WOTR21 #NewRelease #ReleaseDay #Review #RH #MM – Love Bitters (AntiLove Bookclub Book #1) by Brandy Slaven

Love Bitters (AntiLove Bookclub) by [Brandy Slaven]

If there’s one thing Imogene loves more than falling for five strangers on an accidental shared vacation, it’s definitely not having to let them go as reality slaps her in place.

With another life growing inside her body, it’s time for her to finally make the changes she’s desperately been avoiding since her sister’s death. Landing a job and an apartment is easy. Learning how to live alone and deal is the hard part. Thankfully with the help of some like-minded women and their appropriately named bookclub, Imma might just make it through the next nine months and maybe even more. Will she be able to stand on her own two feet when the past comes calling and decisions catch up to her? Find out in this first installment of the AntiLove Bookclub.

All eight AntiLove book club novels can be read as standalones. This installment is a WhyChoose, second chance romance with unplanned pregnancy and M/M.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this book for an honest review by the author.

Oh Imma!! Oh hot boyfriends!!  LOL  If you haven’t read the novella “ Loves Little Surprises” then this is a great story for you!!!  For people like Me who met Imma and her 5 sexy as hell mens…this book was what happened IN BETWEEN the novella.

Ok long of the short of it, Imma (in the novella) went on vacation and shacked up with these guys when the house was double booked.  The guys and Imma formed an instant bond of love and belonging.  The story picks up when Imma realizes this might not work annnnd now she is knocked up.

But

  1. Will the guys be ok with it?
  2. Who is the baby daddy?
  3. Will there be an issue with one being the baby daddy and the others not being the baby daddy?

So many questions cause our lonely girl to breaks and ruuuuuuns.  She cuts the guys out of her life and tries to rebuild.  She gets a job and moves into her own place while the guys are starting to fracture and fall apart without their girl.

When one of the guys plots with another to bring her home, everything esems better buuuuut drama ensues.  Can they make it work?  Can they handle her pregnancy?  Can they figure out a family?

This book was a great bit of “More” for me since I loved the novella but begged for a longer story.

Now I gotta tell ya, Imma’s friends are HILARIOUS and I and I am dying for their books.  Those ladies are Bat Shit Crazy in the best kinda friend way.

But my favorite part was the cameo of Kendall and her guys….sigh….a reread might be in order!!!

Review by Twinsie Melinda

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

I loved this anti-love book club concept really get a bunch of ladies together and talk about how unrealistic the books are compared to real life.  Let me tell you these ladies are not love experts by any means. They are a melting pot of personalities.

First up is Imma who lost her sister and is dealing with her Mom and Dad being over critical of her.  She still lives at home and doesn’t have a job. She finds out that she is pregnant but not sure who the dad is because of a fling with 5 guys she met when a vacation took a minor detour.  Imma decides she needs to figure things out on her own.  She is afraid of what the guys will say and not knowing who the dad is she decides to ghost them.

All the guys are miserable that Im has left them high and dry with no word on why. That is until Wes finds her and confronts her. This was such a great homecoming for the guys and Im.  I really would like to know more about all Imma’s men because I fell in love with everyone of them. I do believe Thatcher is my favorite. He was the one that took the longest to come around when Imma returned.

I loved these guys I do wish I could have seen where their relationship began at the cabin. Let’s not forget the anti-love book club ladies.  I want to be in their book club and I cannot wait to learn about all of them.  I’m telling you these ladies have so much they are hiding from one another.  I liked the start of this series and cannot wait for more.

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her creating worlds with her words, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at a state park.

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#WOTR21 #NewRelease #ReleaseDay #Review #Standalone – Love and Sorrow, Small Town Secrets Book #5 by Jade C. Jamison

Love and Sorrow (Small Town Secrets Book 5) by [Jade C. Jamison]

Fight, flight, or f*ck up

Randi’s surviving the school of hard knocks with barely passing grades. Her entire life is imploding, which puts notions of love on the backburner. Justin, her best friend with benefits, could change her mind, but he’s even more commitment-phobic than she is. When Randi’s walls come crashing down and her family needs her undivided attention, she tries to deny what she feels for him. But can she make it through her ordeals without him by her side?

Curl up by the fire with a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate and settle into Winchester, Colorado—where the nights are cold…but steamy!

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this book for an honest review by the author.

So I finished this book and I have to say I sat on it for a bit before writing my review.  My thoughts were all over the place.

Randi…she is a HOT MESS!!  I mean she has 2 kids, 2 baby daddies, a F*&^ Buddy, Assistant manager of a video store, trying to go to school, parents who make her feel bad, strapped for cash, an abusive ex…..need I go on?  She is literally hanging on by a thread.  When she gets a call that will change her life.  Her daughter, Sarah, in 6th grade has “Changed”.  Randi feels terrible being wrapped up in her own head and life she didn’t notice this about her daughter.  Randi enrolls Sarah in therapy but still had massive guilt.  She begins to question her own abilities to be a good mother.  Hasn’t every mother questioned themselves?  Hasn’t every mother done what they thought was for the best to then think they messed up?  Well, that is Randi.  She is living a controlled chaos of a life, but everything is starting to fall apart.

Justin is a player and the perfect distraction for Randi.  She knows the kids like him, and they aren’t exclusive, by any means, but he was something for HER.  When things with Sarah happen Randi and Justin call it quits but she is sad by the loss.  When Justin pops back in we see maybe there is more to him then just a good time guy.  Could he want more?  But like I said Randi is a mess and makes stupid choices and has lots of regrets.

When things come to light about her daughter we see more guilt and pain. But we see Sarah opening up.  Which as a mom isn’t that what we want?  To remove the pain from our child??  To help our kiddos be the best of them??

If you’re a fan of Jade’s books I think you will see this is a departure from her regular writing. It’s a bit more of the inner conflict we, as women, moms, lovers, etc feel when life is pulling us in every direction but the one we want to take.

Review by Twinsie Melinda

Received a copy of this book for an honest review.

my head is spinning after this one. Not a typical Jade book but I have to say I was not sure what was going to happen in this book.

Randy is a hot mess express mom. She’s single mom of two, a son in elementary and a daughter in sixth grade in middle School, and not handling things well. Randy works full-time raising the kids and goes to college. Randy has a best friend/f-buddy, Justin. Things are going on with Randy daughter that is pulling most of her attention. She leans on Justin for support but not too much because he has commitments issues himself. Randy breaks things off with Justin when Sarah starts acting out. When Randy realizes she needs Justin to talk to we start to see a new side of him.

My heart goes out to Randy and her daughter when we find out what Sarah is going through. This has a true life feel to it. Single mom holding on by a thread only to realize it’s unraveling at the other end too.  It’s a great thing when Sarah opens up and Randy finds out what’s going on. I like that Randy comes to a realization that her parents only want the same thing for her that she wants for Sarah.

1. Imagine 2. Play some music 3. Write 4. Blow readers away 5. Repeat

Jade C. Jamison is a steamy romance author, heavy metal fangirl, wife and mom, coffee connoisseur, cat lover, and vegan foodie–not necessarily in that order. She loves life and believes we learn our wisest lessons when reading, especially if it’s fiction. Her heroines are fierce, her heroes all but broken, both seeking redemption together. Whether in a small Colorado town or big city, she strives to take her readers’ breath away…one story at a time.

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#WOTR21 #NewRelease – Just One Night by CA Harms

JUST ONE NIGHT by CA Harms is LIVE!

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A guy should never, and I do mean never, hook up with his friend’s sister.

It doesn’t matter how hot she is or how many times he’s imagined her in a not-so-innocent way. Nope. Those visuals should always remain hidden deep down in a dark place.

But of course, I just had to drink until I couldn’t see straight and screw everything up. Now, I know what you’re thinking, and I swear it wasn’t my fault. It was that damn tequila.

I never expected to wake up naked only a few feet away from the woman I never should have touched. But man, reality had been so much better than any fantasy I’d ever had.

But it all went downhill fast when she opened the door to leave and came face to face with none other than her brother, who is also one of my best friends.

I’m a dead man, but Jade might actually be worth it.

And to think, all it took to change everything was… Just One Night.

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AUTHOR THE AUTHOR: C.A. Harms is an avid romance and mystery reader. She’s always had a love for books, getting lost in writing and storytelling even as a young girl. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She holds an addiction for Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha’s and KitKat when she should really be focusing on water and maybe a fruit or two to make herself feel less guilty, but that feeling quickly passes…thankfully.

She is easy going, fun, and although she may seem like one of the quiet ones at first, you just wait until she gets to know you better…that quietness changes, fast.

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#WOTR21 #NewRelease – Kickstart My Heart by Lacey Black

Title: Kickstart My Heart
Series: Burgers and Brew Crüe #1
Author: Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 9, 2021
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Walker 
There’s nothing better than a packed house on a Saturday night, and co-owning the hottest restaurant and bar in town with my best friends, isn’t so bad either. We put everything into Burgers and Brew. My job is to keep the alcohol moving and the patrons coming back for more. I won’t let anyone break my focus.
That was until I saw her.
As much as I try, I can’t fight it. Mallory makes me crave a future I never wanted for my own.
Now, I want it all.
Mallory 
When I started my new job at a local specialty burger restaurant, I wasn’t expecting to find a tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome distraction in the form of Walker Meyer. He’s one of the owners, which means hands off. Only problem, it’s a lot easier said than done.
Especially when he’s so good with my daughter.
I try to keep him at a distance, but he’s insistent, slowly breaking down every one of my walls. He’s fighting to convince me I can trust him with not only my heart, but my daughter’s too.
I pray he’s right.
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Chapter One
Walker
At exactly eleven o’clock, I slip a quarter into the old jukebox on the back wall. The bar is silent as they await tonight’s selection. My bar, my choice, and tonight, I’m feeling a little rowdy. The opening melody of “Dr. Feelgood” blasts through the speakers, resulting in a loud cheer from tonight’s patrons. As I make my way back behind the bar, I get a few high fives from the guys and even more phone numbers slipped into my palm from the ladies. I wish I could confirm they’re all single, but the truth is they’re not.
Just a typical Saturday night at Burgers and Brew, the place I co-own with my three best friends. We all have our forte within the business, and mine’s behind the bar. Mixing drinks and slinging beers. That’s my life, and damn, what a life it is.
I slap Jasper on the back as I slide under the bar and jump right back in to filling drink orders. Everyone’s singing along, word for word to the ol’ 80’s hair band tune, as part of our weekend ritual. It’s an ode, a salute to our college days and the band we all grew up listening to. We built this business, taking an old brick building in downtown Stewart Grove and turning it into a staple.
Jasper’s the man in the kitchen, the one who comes up with the mouthwatering burger creations we’re known for. Isaac is the numbers guy, the man who keeps us in the black and our taxes completed on time. Jameson’s the muscle because he’s big and tattooed. But he’s more than that. Jameson is talented as fuck with a guitar and serves as our house musician Friday and Saturday nights. Then there’s me. Walker Meyer, bartender extraordinaire, who keeps the beer flowing, the panties melting, and the tips rolling in.
We’re the Brew Crüe, and damn proud of it.
“Dance, dance, dance, dance,” the crowd starts to chant, encouraging me to do what I do every weekend when we play Mötley Crüe.
Dance.
When I glance over at Jasper, he’s already shaking his head, but there’s no missing his wide grin. He knows what’s coming. Placing my hands on the bar top, I jump, hoisting myself up on the aged oak. Patrons erupt into cheers as I grin down at them. Mostly, at the ladies. The single ones and even the not-so-single ones. No, I’m not taking any of them home, but that doesn’t mean I can’t give them one hell of a show.
I twist my ballcap around so it’s on backward and start to swing my hips. Mama blessed me with moves, which helps almost double my tips every night. Women go crazy for a man who can dance. That’s evident by the number of panties that’ll be thrown behind the bar in a matter of moments.
Swaying my hips, I do a little dip and grind, popping my ass out and sending the ladies in the front row into cardiac arrest. They scream and reach for my pant legs, digging their nails into the denim. Instead of shaking them off, I wink and carefully walk a few steps away. Then, when we get to the refrain in the song, I throw my arms out to the side and belt out the words, everyone singing along with me.
It’s like karaoke.
But better.
As the song winds down, I steal the drink in Jasper’s hand and hold it up over my head. Everyone in the bar does the same. We sing. I dance and drink. The panties start flying.
(Excerpt – Kickstart My Heart, Burgers and Brew Crüe book 1 © Lacey Black)
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Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading and writing. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves shooting guns and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.
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#WOTR21 #MC – Nightingale, Steel MC Montana Charter book 9 by Michel Prince and Wren McCabe

Nightingale (Steel MC Montana Charter Book 9)

In book nine of the Steel MC Montana Charter: A few years from a divorce Amber Ferguson, a single mother of two, was juggling at the level she could handle when a motorcycle accident blocked the highway and sent dozens to the hospital. Rushing to use the skills she had from years as an emergency room nurse, she helps stabilize the injured as they waited for transport. Amber, used to healing then sending people on their way, finds the Steel MC and more importantly, a bearded man named Mountain. They were now welcoming her into their world. But when their world threatens her family she will need to decide if the security they provide is enough to let the love she feels grow.

Standing out was never an issue for Björn ‘Mountain’ Jensen. Class photos, sports teams, even in his own family he was tallest, broadest and epitomized his Viking heritage. With the Steel MC Montana Charter, his size wasn’t the reason the man stood out. While the largest man by far, his past set him apart from the group. A handful of former Roadkillers had tried to patch over, but after a year, only Mountain remained. Prospect for life, as he tried to gain the trust of his former enemies, to prove his loyalty and worth. When tragedy strikes during a ride, Mountain steps in and his efforts do not go unnoticed. For Mountain, a woman willing to help captures more than his attention. Sending him into a personal skid where his only true salvation will come from the trust and love of his Nightingale.

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I purchased this book.

*Sobbing and whaling* Now I am caught up I must wait like everyone else who is addicted to this series *sobbing and whining* I hate waiting!!!!

Ok so I got my tantrum outta the way lets get to talking about Mountain and Nightingale.  I LOVED THEM SO MUCH.  Ok so I am sure that’s not gonna sell ya on the series so lets talk more…..I am a mega nerd.  I am a sci-fi chick so the sci-fi references made me giggle a lot in this book.  Again might not be the best seller but I tried!!  LOL

Mountain is a man of mystery.  I mean Jesus he is hot as EFF but we don’t really know much about his history.  All we know is he WAS associated with a bad group of bikers, but he walked when he realized they were not the group for him.  Since joining the Steels he finally found a family and is not so patiently waiting to be patched in.  When a run for fun turns into a nightmare, Mountain proves his worth once again to the club.

Amber is a single, divorced mom trying to do her best for her kids when she sees a bad accident happen.  The trauma nurse in her jumps up to help.  She is thankful for the assistance Mountain gave her kids during the drama of the day.  However, the little spark between the two and her need to nurture gave him a reason to see her again.

The courtship of Amber by Mountain is so slow burn and also absolutely delicious.  He knows her limits due to being a mom but goes out of his way to show her he cares for her kids as much as he is growing to care for her.

Amber is what I would guess anyone who is unsure of this new MC life would feel.  She has questions and concerns but her love of this man…this MOUNTAIN is growing so much faster than she can stop.

A little misunderstanding plus a very scary traumatic scene makes Amber question the loyalty of her man to her and her family. Amber’s dickhole ex-husband causes more drama for her and her new relationship with Bjorn but she just cant stop because for the first time EVER she feels seen, heard, and respected.

I have to say IF Baldy did not own my heart…I might be #TeamMountain.  He is the big, mean looking, scary muscle of the MC but his heart is a squishy teddy bear…errrr wookie….. for the woman and kids, he has fall in love with.

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

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Wren grew up in the Northern part of the USA. She enjoys spending time with family, curling up with a good book, coloring in her adult books and driving motorcycles, big trucks and fast cars to relieve stress after a busy week.

Born in a large family she is all about family values and morals.

Wren’s friends and family will agree she is never far from a pen and paper as she finds so many things in the world peak her interest and can inspire an entire story.

#WORT21 #football #2ndChance #audio – Third and Long, Love by the Yard book 3 by Michel Prince

Third and Long: Book 3 of the Love by the Yard Series

In book three of Love by the Yard: Ten years ago, Coach Xavier Jackson was poised to complete a lifelong journey. When he wasn’t picked up after the seventh round of the draft was over, he was left to wonder if his dreams of playing professional football were finally over. Instead, with a chance as a free agent he made good on his, but the lure of off-field activities led the tight end to make the worst decision of his life.

Chelsea Monroe was engaged to the best football player their little college had ever seen. She’d become part of his family, tasked with keeping his baby sister, Leeda, safe when he had to go away. But a visit between training put an end to everything, leaving her shattered and unwilling to give herself to anyone ever again. Though a decade of focus on her career made her a sought after litigator, it kept her from making any personal connections.

Chelsea decides to take a trip to Jamaica before her fresh start in Chicago, but instead of it being a break, it turns into a second chance. Leeda Jackson has plans for her brother and the woman that should have been her sister.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

I want to start by saying I love Logan McAllister’s voice during audio stories.  He does such a great job.  Michel has had him voice a few of her stories and I have to say, I can’t wait to listen to more!!  He does a great job changing the voices for characters but place great inflection for the story.

This story….Man, Xavier and Chelsea …..they just hit me in the heart.  This is the story about what if and what happens when you realize you pushed the best part of you away.  What will you do when given a 2nd chance???

Xavier and Chelsea were happy, in love, and waiting to hear about his chance at a pro-football career.  They can’t wait to start their life together and are happy to have his little sister around to complete their little family.  When Xavier gets cocky, greedy, and excited about all the “jersey chasers”, he throws everything he has with Chelsea away.  After 3 days he realized that was an epic EFF UP but Chelsea was gone.

10 years later Chelsea is recovering from a divorce.  She decided to take a week trip with her best friend to a wonderful resort to drink and prepare for her next move in life.  When she sees Xavier, she is none to thrilled and also excited beyond imagination.  Seems Xavier’s little sister has been doing some Facebook stalking of her favorite “almost sister” and is not letting her brother EFF UP AGAIN!!!

I loved loved loved the story and how Chelsea was on her guard but also willing to try again with Xavier.  I also loved how Xavier knows this is the only time he will ever be able to get what he threw away back but is scared.  Now he fears she will reject him after all this time.

The couple have some things to work through, like trust and communication, BUT I have to say I was just like Xavier’s sister in pulling for the two of them.  I loved her and her fire.  She was the perfect person the kick Xavier’s butt in to gear and not let him throw this 2nd chance away.

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

#WOTR21 #AuthorSpotlight – Jade C. Jamison

Jade C. Jamison

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Jade C. Jamison…I’ve been writing most of my life but published my first book in 2011. I have four children all adults now (!!!) and live in Colorado. So happy that Angie and I met each other thanks to the world of books!

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

Hmm. For me, it’s individual books that are more difficult, and it all depends on that specific book. For example, Bullet (#1) was relatively easy to write; Rock Bottom (#2) was like pulling teeth; Feverish (#3) was easier than the other two. For me, it’s the book itself, the plot, and the characters rather than where a book falls in the series.

What comes first? The plot or characters

Again for me it depends on the book. In the case of the Nicki Sosebee series, it was the characters. Most of the time, I think it’s the characters. But with a book like In a Haze, it was the plot first.

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

I would have loved to have met Toni Morrison.

If you could ask that author three questions about their writing, writing process, or books, what would they be?

I would love to talk to her in depth about her process.

What are your social links?

I have lots but the main ones are these:

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JadesBulletBabes/
Newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/JadeCJamison

What are your buy links?

A majority of my books are currently in KU, so I’ll give you that link:

Amazon Author Page

#WOTR21 #AuthorSpotlight – Marie Piper

Marie Piper

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m Marie Piper. I live in Chicago with my husband, kiddo, and three cats. I write historical romance set in America, and I’m a big history nerd.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

I find the subsequent books in a series way harder to write than the first, actually. Something about having all the wide open space in the world for the first book makes it easier than when I have to work within the confines of what exists for books to follow.

What comes first? The plot or characters

Since I write historicals, the idea usually comes from some sort of moment or image. For my Salem Witch Trials novella, A STRANGE AFFLICTION, I had been thinking about the time period and I had the idea for a woman skipping a stone over a pond…and the book was born from there.

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

I’ve had the good fortune to meet a lot of my romance writing heroes at conventions and events, so I would actually choose Sarah Vowell.

If you could ask that author three questions about their writing, writing process, or books, what would they be?

1. How do you keep all the dates straight? 2. What time periods/events in American History would you love to write about? 3. When can we expect a NEW Book?

What is harder? The blurb writing, naming the book, or naming the series.

I. Hate. Writing. Blurbs.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Probably my first trip to RT. It was the best kind of whirlwind for a newbie author and I met so many amazing people.

What is your definition of success?

Writing my weird little books and having some people enjoy them. I don’t need to be a bestseller to be happy as a writer.

What are your social links?

https://www.facebook.com/MariePiperBooks, https://twitter.com/mariepiperbooks,
http://www.mariepiper.com/,
https://www.instagram.com/mariepiperbooks/

What are your buy links?