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#CoverReveal – TAKE by Pam Godwin

Cover Reveal: TAKE by Pam Godwin

TAKE is book 5 in the DELIVER Series
Dark Romance – Anti-heroes – Sex Trafficking – Cartel

Release Date: Apr 2, 2019

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He’s a notorious crime lord, a kidnapper, and an artist.
Scarification is his outlet, and he just captured a new canvas.
Kate refuses to surrender beneath his blade or the cruelty in his beautiful eyes.
But she’s drawn to the man inside the monster. A man who makes her ache with his touch. Who owns her with his kiss.
A man who worships her as deeply as he hurts her.
She can run, but there’s no escape from a bond carved in scars.


DELIVER SERIES

Each book is a different couple. No cliffhangers. Must be read in order.

DELIVER (#1) – FREE
VANQUISH (#2)
DISCLAIM (#3)
DEVASTATE (#4)
TAKE (#5)


DELIVER, Book 1: FREE on all retailers

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His name was Joshua Carter. Now it’s whatever she wants it to be.

She is a Deliverer.

She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the sexual training that determines their purchase price.

As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold.

Delivering is all she knows.

The one thing she can’t deliver is a captive from slavery.

Until him.

And her stubborn slave thinks he can deliver her…from herself.


VANQUISH, Book 2

Her life is like a prison cell.
A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.
Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe.

He belongs in a prison cell.
The 6×8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside.
But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break.
And he just found a sexy new toy.

Capturing her is the easy part. Her fucked-up mind, however, makes him question everything he does next.
But he’s a determined bastard. If all goes his way, this will hurt like hell.


DISCLAIM, Book 3

Camila was seventeen when Van Quiso kidnapped her. Ten years after her escape, the shackles refuse to release her. Not while there are still slave traders preying on her city.
She will stop at nothing to end them.
Even if that means becoming a slave again.

Returning to chains is her worst fear—and only option. They won’t know who she is or what she intends to do. She’s prepared for every complication.
Except him.
The one who decimated her sixteen-year-old heart.

Matias is charming, gorgeous, and dangerously seductive. He’s also untrustworthy and enshrouded in secrets. After years of no contact, he finds her—on her knees, wrists bound, in the clutches of her enemy.
Will he sabotage her mission by needlessly saving her?
Or will he keep her in chains and never let her go?


DEVASTATE, Book 4

“What is the price you’re willing to pay?”
“Money isn’t an issue.”
“I’m not talking about money.”

Tate is on the hunt to find his best friend’s sister.
Eleven years ago, Lucia Dias was abducted. Presumed dead. He never met her, so why does he care?
Some might call his efforts noble, but his motivation is more perverse, bordering on obsession.

When he follows a chilling lead to Venezuela’s Kidnap Alley, what he finds is neither a corpse nor a captive.

Amid poisonous lies and crippling depravity, the price of love is devastation.
And he pays.
With his body, his blood, and her life.


Deliver Series Audiobooks

DELIVER #1: Audible
Narrated by Teddy Hamilton (Josh) and Abby Crayden (Liv)

VANQUISH #2: Coming Feb 26
Narrated by Ryan West (Van) and Jo Raylan (Amber)

DISCLAIM #3: Coming Mar 26
Narrated by Christian Fox (Matias) and Emma Wilder (Camila)

DEVASTATE #4: Coming May
Narrated by J.F. Harding (Tate) and Tracy Marks (Lucia)

TAKE #5: Coming June


Pam Godwin

 

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
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Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

Books by Pam Godwin

Trails of Sin Series
KNOTTED (#1) – FREE
BUCKLED (#2)
BOOTED (#3)

Tangled Lies Series
ONE IS A PROMISE (#1) – FREE
TWO IS A LIE (#2)
THREE IS A WAR (#3)

Deliver Series
DELIVER (#1) – FREE
VANQUISH (#2)
DISCLAIM (#3)
DEVASTATE (#4)
TAKE (#5)

Trilogy of Eve
HEART OF EVE – FREE
DEAD OF EVE (#1)
BLOOD OF EVE (#2)
DAWN OF EVE (#3)

Stand-alones
DARK NOTES
BENEATH THE BURN
DIRTY TIES
INCENTIVE

#WOTR19 #Review #Paranormal #Guardians – Vampire’s Mate (Guardians #1) by Valerie Twombly

Vampire's Mate (Guardians, #1)

Vampire Guardian, Marcus Dagotto is sworn to safeguard humanity. With the death of his mate, and a curse that will soon catapult him into bloodlust, he focuses on protecting his king and surviving each day. When the gods interfere, it’s never a good thing and this time they destine him a new mate. He tries to resist the woman fated to be his, but when she ends up in trouble, instinct demands he protect her.

In the darkness, she may be the sliver of light that will save his soul.

After the love of Cassandra Jensen’s life ditches her at the altar, she swears off men forever. But when a sexy stranger visits her nightly dreams and seduction plays a starring role, she reconsiders her current situation. Problem is, he’s a figment of her wild imagination, at least until he steps into her life for real. His world is full of things that go bump in the night, and something evil is coming to claim him. To protect herself means losing him. To save him will mean the ultimate sacrifice.

A single kiss will change her life forever.

Formerly published as Eternal Flame. Revised 2nd edition.

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

GAH!!  I love paranormal and this series is so going to make my heart happy!!!  When I was offered the chance to read this I jumped because paranormal is my heart and soul.  Friends!!  I am soooo happy I did.  I loved the world Valerie created.  I loved the characters and I am soooo excited for more from them.  I am not sure who exactly I want to read next!!

Marcus is an empty, lonely immortal.  He lost the mate to an evil enemy and so he is walking the world looking to avenge her.  He is happy to aide his best friend and future king of their race when his sister tells him he has yet another mate.  This is so NOT what our man wants or feels he needs!

Cassie is so loving and hating the erotic dreams she keeps having over this faceless, FANGED man.  When Marcus strolls in to the bar she is at, BOOM she is a hot mess…literally HOT! *wink*  She is losing her mind over how she is attracted to this stranger.

The story of the two of them fighting the draw plus also crashing into each other is such a great read.  They can’t stop fate and it seems fate needs them to be together due to the future war that is erupting.  Their love is also at risk, because the bad guy and his evil accomplice need what they have to conquer the world.

I seriously can’t tell you enough how much I liked this story and how I look forward to the continuing story of trying to stop the war.

 

Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German Shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers. She is also the founder of Sexy Scribblers, a group of romance writers who bring readers new and fresh stories every month

 

#review #releaseday #TwinsieForTheDayBecky – Tainted Reasoning (Dark Sovereignty #2) by Anna Edwards

Tainted Reasoning (Dark Sovereignty #2)

“Why would I let the world see him? He’s imperfect. No, he needs to stick to the shadows where he’ll not bring shame to this family.”

William Cavendish is…different. Too much so for his merciless father to bear publicly. He was hidden away from the world his entire life until, in one dark moment, he did the unthinkable to save his beloved brother, gaining his own freedom in the process. But liberty has its own price. William struggles with a world he doesn’t understand, emotions he’s never experienced…and an alarming taste for the dark side he’s discovered dwelling within him.

Formally educated in law, Tamara Bennet is unlike most women of the day. Not bad for the daughter of a lowly lady’s maid. When she learns a secret society was responsible for the torture of her closest acquaintance, Victoria Cavendish, she vows to employ any and all means—legal or otherwise—to bring the society to its knees. At her side is Victoria herself, as well as Victoria’s husband, Nicholas, and his brother—the intriguing and troubled William.

Delving ever deeper into London’s darkest shadows, an undeniable attraction blooms between William and Tamara, bringing them closer and closer…until their actions stir up perilous forces determined to tear them apart.

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Review by Becky

Tainted Reasoning, Dark Sovereignty Book 2  by Anna Edwards

I received the book for my honest review.

What can I say?!  Anna pulls us deeper into what remains of the Secret Society.  We learned that Nicolas was not like his evil father.  He married Victoria. Nicolas and William slowly started righting the wrongs of the Secret Society.  Victoria’s bestie, Tamara, was instantly drawn to William.  William grew up being hidden from the world by his father as well as being told he brought shame to the family…being less than the wonderful human being he was deep inside.  Just like Nicolas, William’s heart was good and that good would come out with Tamara.

William thought his rough, strong sexual desires and acts were evil. Oh baby, bring it on!!!  Tamara discovered that rough, strong sex is what she desired as well.  Tamara walks along side William and shows him he is not the only one who has Autism.  Tamara volunteered at a school that caters to those with Autism and brings William to visit as a surprise.  Seeing William open up and realize he is not a disgrace, was beautiful.

Viscount Hamilton is a *&%# bag.  Talk about warped.  Damn!  I anxiously await Joanna and Theodore’s story.  As evil as Hamilton is and all he has done, I have confidence that Anna will make sure he is properly castrated!!

Ok, this is the bit where I have to sell myself. Why is it so much easier to write about sexy blokes! Anyway.

I am a British author, from the depths of the rural countryside near London. In a previous life, I was an Accountant from the age of twenty-one. I still do that on occasions, but most of my life is now spent intermingling writing while looking after my husband, two children and two cats (probably in the inverse order to the one listed!). When I have some spare time I can also be found writing poetry, baking cakes (and eating them), or behind a camera snapping like a mad paparazzi.

In 2015 I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. It was also around this time that I became one of the founding members of a dramatic/erotic/dark roleplaying group on Twitter. It was wildly popular with both English and American followers. The writing helped me to overcome my depression by giving me an outlet to channel my thoughts into and not sit around worrying all day about things that would never happen. I took over responsibility for management of the group and responsibility for the development of our storylines. As well as playing at least ten different characters in the group ranging from an innocent virgin, bloodthirsty assassin and even a male lover. The success of the role-play spurred me on to writing novels.

I have a love of travelling and like to bring this to my stories to give them the air of reality. Surrendered Control, my first book released in November 2016, combines two of my favourite travel destinations. India is where I lived for eighteen months with my husband and two children. My young son was only six months old when we travelled there. It was a fabulous time for us all and they learnt so much about the differing cultures, as well as, much to my husband’s chagrin, spending lots of money in the silk shops. The Control series will feature lots of international travel.

I have always been an avid reader. Mainly murder mystery in the past but with Beautiful Bastard I discovered a whole new set of novels and I haven’t looked back since. I like my heroes hot and hunky with a dirty mouth. My heroines demure but with spunk. And my books in a kick arse series.

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Tricia Andersen

Tricia Andersen

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi! My name is Tricia Andersen. I write all sorts of genres with mostly have to do with MMA. When I’m not writing I am a crazy wrestling/track mom who likes to do Jiu Jitsu and hang out at her favorite bookstore.

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

I love to write on my loveseat in my living room. I usually don’t need food but I must have a cup of coffee.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love getting to talk with readers and other authors. It takes a bit to get out of my shell, but once I do I don’t stop talking.

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

Karen Marie Moning. She’s my fave. ❤️

What author would you love to write with?

Patricia Briggs. I think our story styles could mesh.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I can’t remember which event it was but the first time a reader came up to me and told me they knew me and loved my books was the best moment ever. It was probably the first time I really felt like an author.

What are your social links?

www.triciaandersen.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/t.l.andersenauthor
Facebook Group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1376983112421318
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tricia-Andersen/e/B005M6NCBG
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/tricia-andersen-417f29c4-149e-4b78-b4ca-ec6e04f0ace2
Blog: www.insidethiswritersmind.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/triciaandersen
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/tricialandersen
Instagram: www.instagram.com/triciaandersenauthor

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/Tricia-Andersen/e/B005M6NCBG/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1

Twinsie Angie’s Review of Blood Lust HERE

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Alison Bliss

Alison Bliss

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Alison Bliss

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

Lately, my kids have had a lot of events and band practices so I’ve mastered the ability to write in my car. While I don’t usually have food with me in the car, I almost always can count on one of my kids to have a pack of gum on them.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

My favorite thing about attending signings is getting to meet readers and other authors in person. Sometimes we talk to a person online for years before getting the pleasure of meeting them face-to-face and those are always great moments.

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

Linda Howard is my favorite author ever, and I’m dying for a chance to meet her one day. I reread her books every year and can never get enough of them.

What author would you love to write with?

My author pal Carly Bloom is such a great writer and we share a similar sense of humor. I’d love to write something with her one day, though I suspect we’d end up laughing a lot more than writing.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Last year I was asked to go to my publisher’s warehouse and sign hundreds of copies of my books at one time. And then, as the guest author, I got to sign their wall. That was pretty fun.

What are your social links?

Website: http://authoralisonbliss.com/
FB Author Page: http://facebook.com/AuthorAlisonBliss
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/alison-bliss
Twitter: http://twitter.com/AlisonBliss2
Amazon Page: http://amazon.com/author/alisonbliss
Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/AlisonBliss
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/AlisonBliss2/
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/AlisonBliss2
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/dvShQv

What are your buy links?

Amazon: http://amazon.com/author/alisonbliss
B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Alison%20Bliss%22
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/alison-bliss/id906166643
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=alison%20bliss&fcsearchfield=Author

Twinsie Angie’s favorite Alison book review

Rules of Protection
Blurb:
It’s rule breaker Emily Foster’s birthday, and like everyone at The Jungle Room, she just wants to get some action. Unfortunately, she stumbles on the wrong kind, witnessing a mob hit. To protect her, she’s entered into the Witness Protection Program with by-the-book Special Agent Jake Ward as her chaperone.

When the location of their safe house is compromised, Jake stashes Emily deep in the Texas backwoods. The city-girl might be safe from the Mafia, but she has to contend with a psychotic rooster, a narcoleptic dog, crazy cowboys, and the danger of losing her heart to the one man she can’t have.

Jake’s as hot as he is infuriating, and she can’t help but push all his buttons to loosen him up. Their mutual, sizzling sexual attraction poses a dilemma: Jake’s determined to keep her safe and out of the wrong hands; she’s determined to get into the right ones—his.

Each book in the Tangled in Texas series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Rules of Protection
Book #2 Playing With Fire

Review:
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Two author friends, who go by the name Elizabeth Hayley, tagged me on Facebook about possibly reading their friends new book. Hey, I love those ladies and their books crack me up so if THEY are in love with someone then I will love them too, Right?? I reached out to the author and asked for an advanced copy. OMG am I glad I did. I was laughing soooo hard at some many different lines in the book. I was even texting my friend/blogger/bestie Melinda with lines saying “you have gotta read this book”……
So this story begins with our main character at the bar with her besties Gina and Dale celebrating her birthday. She sees a hottie checking her out but decides against it. She strolls to the bathroom when said hottie finds her annnnd is not so hot….more slimey gross. Well she tries to shake him but he won’t take the hint so a Southern Gentleman plays the part of her “boyfriend” to make slime ball take the hint. Well another situation arises and Mr. Southern Gentleman needs her help again so she ends up lip locking him AGAIN!!!! Well Gina and Dale dare our girl to follow Mr. Southern Gentleman down the hallway to jump his bones but instead she sees slime ball getting killed. Well she runs and gets attacked by Jake, the Southern Gentleman but escapes him. She goes to the police station to report the murder but GASP Mr. Southern Gentleman appears and GASP he is a FEDERAL AGENT!!!!
SOOO Jake and our newly named Emily go into the Witness Protection to help take down Slime Balls killer. Well the chemistry between the two is awesome and she pretty much pouts and offers a no strings attached night but dang it if the bad guys don’t find them. So Jake and Emily go off radar. Jake is hiding Emily without the FBI’s approval. He takes her in to Deliverance country to hide out with his family. They are supposed to be boyfriend/girlfriend…… Which is news to Emily because they fight NONSTOP!!! Which makes the book insanely funny and fullllllll of sexual tension.
So while hiding out Emily and Jake fight over her jealousy of his ex, his jealousy of her flirting, her not being able to be domestic at all, him being overly alpha at every turn of the second hand on your watch, her only thinking about herself, him not taking her feelings into consideration, and on and on and on!! Now sometimes when I read a book like this I am like “seriously, enough already” but not once in this entire novel did I feel bored with them. I was in love with the characters and the story. I was shocked at how fast I flew through this book. I was so busy reading that when I hit 45% I was stunned and then next thing I knew I was at 88%. I mean WHERE DID IT GO!!! The story was just flying by and I wanted to know what would happened but I didn’t want the story to end.
The epilogue made me really happy and laugh a lot. The epilogue had everything about the story you wanted to know…like about the boys, the ex, Junior, Henry and Floss and the rest of the town you have come to love.
The story has so many twist and turns. It is soo full of sexual innuendo and sexual chemistry. I yelled at both characters while also yelling with them at the other person. I have to tell you I CANNOT wait for more from this author and this series.

 

#WOTR19 #Paranormal #Shifters – A Hot Piece of Sass: Sassy Ever After (Black Paw Wolves Book 1) by Melanie James


A Hot Piece Of Sass (Sassy Ever After)

There’s something very special about Tanner Larsen. He isn’t your ordinary wolf-shifter. He’s more. Believing he’s been cursed by the gods, he’s all but given up on finding his one true mate. When he catches the sweet strawberry scent of his Fated Female, worlds collide and ancient legends are revealed. Tanner discovers that his curse may be the only way to save his mate when a rogue wolf tries to destroy the lovers’ destiny.

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A Hot Piece of Sass: Sassy Ever After (Black Paw Wolves Book 1) by Melanie James

I purchased this book from Amazon.

I love Paranormal add the fact it’s a quick novella and I am allll over that

Hannah and Tanner are both tired of being alone.  Hannah fears spending the rest of her life as a pack spinster.  Tanner fears being alone because he is just too “different” from the other wolves in his pack.

When meddling pack members get involved and bring Tanner to Hannah’s pack for the early scenting ceremony no one knew what they were starting.  It seems fate and the Gods are also at play for Tanner and Hannah.

Hannah wants Tanner but is not just gonna be the good little mate and take is mating mark without laying down the rules.  Unfortunately, they get side tracked and the bad guys swoop in stealing Hannah.

I loved the twist of this paranormal shifter story.  I loved the Norse Gods and their mythology being brought forth into the story.  I am going to grab another book in the series to see if they continue to Tanner/Hannah story because if so this Pack has some trouble coming their way.

Melanie James

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, Melanie James spent 14 years as an IT systems administrator before tiring of the hustle and bustle of the technology world. She’s doing what she loves, by writing paranormal comedy, steamy paranormal, and contemporary romance books. Melanie has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Leadership and Development, with a minor in Women’s Studies. She is working on her Master’s Degree in Adult Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Melanie is married to a wonderful man who supports her dreams and goals. She has two children, three step-children, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and an adorable grand-baby.

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#NewRelease #Surge #BoltSaga #AngelPayne #WaterhousePress – Surge, Bolt Vol 5 by Angel Payne



Surge (Bolt Vol 5) 
by USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne
Release 15th January
Genre: Contemporary Romanc
#Surge #BoltSaga #AngelPayne #WaterhousePress




With her physical abilities ignited beyond imagination, Emmalina Crist now stands as an equal with the love of her life, Reece Richards. The only thing better than becoming a badass warrior by day is basking in the man’s passion by night.

But the newly christened Flare—and all her solar-powered abilities—must remain a secret from the world, hidden from enemies that threaten to re-emerge at any moment…like the most important day of Reece and Emma’s life. The crisis exposes a new layer to the Consortium’s vile vendetta and forces the newlyweds into a painful separation.

When Reece and Emma are finally reunited, the joy is double-edged. Team Bolt is still in danger, and there’s a precious new life they’ll do anything to protect—including going into hiding. With her identity stripped and her life changed, Emma questions her choices and retreats from Reece. The hero of LA is broken and searching for answers, and everything hangs in the balance.

Google Play: http://bit.ly/2Pwi2f1

 


It’s a great time to start the series if you haven’t already!

Buy Book 1 Today!

Other Books in the Series 

 

USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne has written for four publishing houses, and is also independently published. She loves to focus on high heat romance starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them. 

She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Suited for Sin series, the Cimarron Saga, the Temptation Court series, the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the Lords of Sin historicals, and the rebranded Honor Bound series, as well as several stand-alone titles. 

Currently, she is serving as the Vice President of Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Ink Chapter. 

She lives in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and beautiful daughter.

 

#WOTR19 #Review #Anthology – Melt with Harley Easton and Marie Piper

Harley Easton and Marie Piper are our attending authors.

Melt

Kick off the holiday season with this sexy collection of five brand new romance novellas.

Rocky Mountain Meltdown by Harley Easton
Writer Tessa Hazel can’t stand the cold, so when her agent banishes her to a Colorado ski lodge in January, she’s far from happy. To make things worse a surly hotel worker and her favorite frienemy are working to keep her out of the arms of a sexy ski instructor. Will a little extra snow fix everything or cause Tessa a major meltdown?

Body Heat by CM Peters
Whether it’s in the green valleys of Ireland or the cool land of Maine, love can bloom and wither as fast as a snowflake. Is it a good omen when two lonely hearts meet on a stormy night? Can they make it through when everything pulls them apart?

Off-Season by Marie Piper
Winter in a rafting town means blessed solitude as far as Eva is concerned, until sexy rafting guide Charlie shows up on New Year’s Eve. If the two of them can survive an ice storm, a bear, and each other, they just might realize they’re perfect together.

Finding Home by Sienna Saint-Cyr
When Marina scheduled her long overdue vacation to Leavenworth, Washington, all she’d wanted was a chance to sip her tea in the adorable Bavarian village and forget about her ex. But her plans quickly went awry when a hipster in a beanie stormed into the teashop demanding his rental manager fix her mistake… for she’d rented his cabin to Marina, while he’d planned to be there.

Damsel by Stephanie Bissette-Roark
Cassandra never wanted to return to that old, converted barn atop the hill. But when her estranged father leaves it all to her in his will, she journeys home to discover if any part of her broken past still remains. She didn’t expect to find Ethan Bailey waiting for her, a strange man who kindles in her powerful—but unwanted—feelings of familiarity. When a treasured childhood toy transports her into an imaginary world, Cassandra will come face-to-face with a man that looks just like Ethan, but whose medieval garb tells a different story. As the lines between make-believe and reality blur, will her new companion bring healing love and open her heart in the real world or will the monster of her past consume her?

All proceeds from this collection will go charities that support mental health research and aide.

Goodreads

I was gifted this book by the author after winning it in an author takeover.

Rocky Mountain Meltdown by Harley Easton

This was a sweet and quick read.  The story is about an author who along with her rival are checked into a ski resort for the weekend of writing and working.

Tessa is none to thrilled for the burly lumberjack, Bryce, who seems to keep judging her but is thankful for the hot as heck ski instructor, Kevin….or is she.

It seems our burly and grumpy lumberjack has a few secrets in the closet in regard to Tessa and her writing.

The story made me laugh at the antics of our rival author because who doesn’t love to see an enemy get their much deserved paybacks!  But seeing the connection between Bryce and Tessa develop and the ending chapter was a sweet ending to the story.

 

Off-Season by Marie Piper

This story was probably my favorite of the set of stories.

Eva was left her uncle’s diner in a small rafting town.  Eva is quite happy to live her life in solitude because she doesn’t feel she is good enough to be with the person she really desires.  Her fear and insecurity make her push him away at every turn.

Charlie is the owner of the main rafting group in the area and he is head over heals for Eva.  He has no idea what he did in the past to make her run but he is dead set on claiming her for the new year.

The couple have major issues because Eva thinks so many wrong things about Charlie is doesn’t really believe him when he tells her the truth.  When a scary situation with Charlie makes Eva run to help him, she slow opens her heart to what he might be….a really good guy.

I really enjoyed seeing Eva open up to Charlie and seeing him help her overcome some of her insecurities within herself.

Harley Easton

Harley Easton is a Renaissance woman dabbling in everything life offers. She’s worked at a major theme park, found expert witnesses for legal cases, been a guest lecturer at a well known national museum, and worked with medical students. Putting experience and insanity to good use, she’s become an author specializing in erotic, romantic, and speculative fiction.

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Marie Piper

The full-length steamy Western trilogy, FIRES OF CRICKET BEND, and the gothic dime store serial, MAIDENS & MONSTERS, are available now. Marie’s short pieces are featured in a variety of anthologies.

The brand-new western romance series, THE GILDED BRIDES, will kick off on Novermber 13, 2018 with the release of HIS BLUEBIRD BRIDE.

When Marie isn’t writing, she’s likely out exploring the Windy City, gathering more books for her towering hoard, or happily drinking coffee and wasting her time on Twitter

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Elena M Reyes

Elena M. Reyes

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi!!!!
I’m Elena M. Reyes and I write about dirty-talking alphas and the strong women they love. I also love long walks on the beach and margaritas. Actually, all booze is more than okay in my book; except gin. That is a huge no go. Lol

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

Favorite place to write…in the shower. Literally, I get the best ideas in there. As for food, all I need is COFFEE. Lots of it. Like amounts that should be illegal. 😉

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting people. I enjoy talking with everyone/discussing what we love about the books we read. The genres we enjoy the most–which for me is paranormal–and what is a must read at that moment. BTW it’s a huge surprise to people that I am a paranormal junkie!!! <3

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

KATY EVANS!!!! I lover her. She gave me REMINGTON TATE and that alone is enough of a reason. He is EVERYTHING. <3

What author would you love to write with?

That’s a very hard one, but I will say that the authors I want to work with the most are all my closest friends. I admire these women. See the talent and respect their drive. 🙂

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The first time a reader asked me for my autograph. I didn’t understand it. Why would they want my signature? Why would they stand in a line for me? That single moment just left me walking on a cloud. Still has me smiling.

What are your social links?

Newsletter Sign Up: http://bit.ly/2nHJxTI

Follow me on social media:

Facebook Page: https://goo.gl/adUHtL

Reader Group: https://goo.gl/uaGYU8

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElenaMReyes

Instagram: http://instagram.com/elenar139

Goodreads: https://goo.gl/vB9yiV

Amazon Page: https://goo.gl/tWVfLf

What are your buy links?

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Elena-M.-Reyes/e/B00E3E26X8/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/elena-m-reyes/id1020411455?mt=11

Twinsie Angie’s Review of Taken, Voyeur Book 1 HERE

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Melanie Jayne / M. Jayne

Melanie Jayne

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Melanie Jayne/M. Jayne

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

Sofa in the Living Room surrounded by dogs. Dove Chocolate, Coffee with Vanilla Creamer, water and if I’m editing– Hint Watermelon water is a absolutely necessary.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love the packing and designing my set-up. Then on signing day– meeting authors and readers. I love to hear what everybody is reading.

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

I met 2 of my unicorns this past year (Penny Reid and Shelly Lauenston) so now…Anne Perry. I must go to Scotland!!

What author would you love to write with?

Kristen Ashley and/or Jill Shalvis

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I was at work and got the notification that my first book was live on Amazon!! The Manny was with me and it was very special. We hugged and I think I did the Happy Dance. We all know that David is way too cool to dance with me.

What are your social links?

www.ReadMelanieJayne
https://www.facebook.com/MelanieJayneAuthor
www.twitter.com/@1MelanieJayne

What are your buy links?

You can find them at www.ReadMelanieJayne.com
**I’m available from all e-tailers**

See Me

See Me (The Novus Pack Series Book 1)

Blurb –

Throughout history, The Lady, Goddess of the Lycan world, has gifted werewolf packs with humans who carry her mark. Theodora Morrissey’s plans to return to college for her graduate degree are ended when she is awakened by an otherworldly voice on a rarely used airstrip in Nebraska. Injured and disoriented, she has no idea the discoloration on her back has marked her as a Seer, and that she is now a possession—and the prisoner—of the Novus Pack of Lycans.

To the Novus pack, the word of their leader, their Laird, is the law. With compelling gray eyes and long dark hair, Raider Black rules his pack with intelligence and ruthlessness. To cement the security of his pack, Black has committed to mate another Packleader’s daughter. But he’s finding it impossible to fight his attraction to the pack’s alluring new Seer, claiming her as his own.

Sweet, fearless, and unintentionally funny, Theo upends Black’s world and pushes the boundaries of his rules. How far is Black willing to go, and what will he sacrifice, to save both his pack and the human Seer who’s found a way not only into his bed, but his heart?

REVIEW

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

Before I start this review, I am going to let you in on a little secret. I am a paranormal whore. I love love love paranormal AND shifters are like the icing on the cake for me. So, if you write a paranormal and I read it, I will judge/rate harshly. Its my favorite genre and its my go to read when I want something to read. With all that stated up front, you gotta know what I am about to say is deep and true to my soul……I. Loved. This. Book!! Like WTF!! It blew me outta the damn water. I will admit I was a bit skeptical about the whole Lady Goddess stuff at the beginning. I wondered if I would dig it or if it would be something I found to be an OK read. FRIENDS, this book rocked my world!! Like legit, ROCKED ME HARD!!!!

I absolutely loved the world M. Jayne (Melanie) created. I loved her mythology. I loved her side characters and seriously I am hard crushing over Lore BUT I am also scared outta my mind at him. Raider Black is our main character and he is so tough and bad ass but so tender when he wants to be but also please remember he is uber bad ass!!! Theo is thrust into this NEW world. She stumbles but runs into it with eyes wide open. When she is given her new title in the Pack, she tried to be 100% the best she can be. Her friends Solle and Conal are the best companions for her. They are loyal to Black but guide her and help her understand the human world is not at all like the Pack’s world.’

The story was so wonderfully written. I seriously kept saying “one more chapter before bed” and then the next thing I knew it was 11PM and I and 10% of the book left!! Might as well just read it and appreciate the reason for being grumpy the next day was because of the wonderful story telling. I thought the flow of the story was amazing. You were always wondering what would happen next. I know the angst of the two main characters fighting their pull and draw to one another was amazing. When they finally give in to one another it only made their bond THAT much stronger. The character banter was hilarious, but the emotional draw of the characters made me so excited for this new series!

I am so excited for the next book and wonder where the story will take us because I am totally hooked on the Novus Pack!! #TeamNovus #TeamLore #TeamSweetBabyJesusThoseWereHotScenes