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#NewRelease #MC #dark – Petra’s Biker by Misty Walker

I thought I had nothing left to give.

It took two dirty bikers to prove me wrong.

From USA Today bestselling author, Misty Walker, comes a dark, MMF MC romance.

Cameron Bixby was in her third year of residency at UMC of Southern Nevada when her entire world was stripped from her.

She was given a new name, Petra, and for two years, she was made the property of the worst kind of men who abused her until she was nothing but an empty shell.

Then the Royal Bastards MC stepped in and saved her.

Sly, club treasurer and resident hacker, and Moto, road captain and gearhead, were tasked with finding out who she was and what they should do with her.

The woman was skittish, fragile, and addicted to God knows what, so luring information from her took… unique tactics.

But as they coax her to health, they realize she’s so much more than the timid dove they rescued.

She’s strong, intelligent, and sexy as hell.

Suddenly, they aren’t sure if making her remember is the best idea.

Because Petra belongs in the world of an MC, but Cameron Bixby doesn’t.

*Petra’s Biker is the 5th book in the Reno Chapter of the RBMC. Each book stands alone but has interconnecting characters.

Author’s Note: Please check the author’s website for all tropes, tags, and CWs.

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Misty Walker is a romance author with books in multiple subgenres, including gay, biker, and contemporary.

She’s been in the book and audiobook industry for many years, though she’s only been publishing since 2019.

Misty currently resides in the high desert of Reno, NV with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys camping in her comfy travel trailer, reading, and writing.

#WOTR22 #NewRelease #2ndChance #tattoo – Mixed Ink Book 3 of Permanent Ink Series by Michel Prince

Mixed Ink: Book 3 of the Permanent Hangover Series by [Michel Prince, Phoenix  Pen]

In book three of Permanent Hangover: Puck Larson has spent years honing his craft. Splitting his time between four cities and becoming one of the world’s best tattoo artists creating optical illusions on skin. For years he’s used every excuse to live as a nomad; money, opportunity and being told to go by the only woman he’d ever loved, Delilah. But when a pandemic shuts down the world he’ll be challenged to show Delilah he’s no longer the guy she’s given up on.

When Delilah Washington named her baby Patience it was a reminder of what she would need to deal with Puck. A pair of teenagers in a secret high school romance have turned into turbulent adults. The hot and cold relationship has gone from one of excitement to draining. Reality of being a single mother, with a sometime father, and a chance with a new man has Delilah finally drawing lines in the sand when it comes to Puck. Only the world flipped the script and a mix of fear and uncertainty has the nurse reaching out to an unlikely ally.

Has proximity and happenstance given way to a second chance at love in the face of a new man? Or has the lockdown brought on a confrontation a decade in the making as the past rears its ugly head to destroy a final chance at forever?

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USA Today Bestselling author, Michel Prince, graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult, new adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

“Ms Prince writing is like summer breeze caressing your body, slow and sultry.”-Amazon review of First and Ten.

“Michel Prince is a wonderful author with a real talent for writing.”-Amazon Review of Triple B Baking Co.

“Prince explores in her novels is interracial romance and friendships. Prince pokes fun at stereotypes, but never allows stereotypes to guide her plot. The focus is on creating two strong, independent characters who can stand on their own, but complement each other as a couple.”- Amazon Review of Silly Girl

“One Last Sunset is a well written story by the awesome Michel Prince that left me wanting to learn more about the rest of the Long family.”- Amazon Review for One Last Sunset.

“I could not put it down, and will definitely be looking for more from this Author.”-Amazon Review of Silly Girl.

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 her son’s games 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 has been awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press in 2013, the service award for her local RWA chapter Midwest Fiction Writers 2013, 2014, won 2015 Sweetest Romance from IREA for Chrysalis, a 2022 finalist for the Minnesota Book Awards for The Amalgam and was a PAN member of RWA. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and new puppy.

 

#WOTR22 #EnemiestoLovers #tattoo – Inked All Night book 2 Permanent Hangover Series by Michel Prince

Ink All Night (Permanent Hangover Book 2)

Warning: Mature Adult Audiences 18+. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF.

In book two of Permanent Hangover: Cain Washington would gladly pay a million dollars to have a shrew as nice as the one Shakespeare had to deal with. Because frankly, the one living next to him makes the Bard’s seem like a Sunday school teacher. As the chief fixer at the Permanent Hangover Tattoo Parlor and Bar, he’s cursed with the ability to see the beauty in everyone. Though his harpy of a neighbor tests and teases that ability on a daily basis, Cain’s never been one to let a challenge stop him. Especially with the flashes of the beautiful soul he can see beneath the surface that is keeping him mesmerized.

Bianca Jessel came to Minnesota for advancement and, more importantly, to escape the fact of who she is. Born ‘blessed’ with light skin, she found in the land of ten thousand lakes that she’s seen as everything, but a woman of color. Determined to keep it that way and assure a future blessing for her own children, she chooses her men based on a list of criteria. Sadly, the one person she wants the most has one glaring disqualifier. Too bad he lives next door.

After years of conditioning, and with the lies rapidly catching up to her, can Bianca push past the voice of her grandmother admonishing every aspect of who she is? Can Cain show that her beauty is not only inside her, but in the skin she tries to deny? Or will the decades of self-hate bring a halt to an everlasting love before it has a chance to start? And could the lies turn into a dangerous situation instead of one girl’s misguided musings of one’s worth?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this ebook and audio book.

Lemme start by saying I loved the narrator and the narration of the story.  Logan did a great job varying up the different characters and their voices for me during the audio listening.

Ok so this book…..so complex….I had to sit on it for a few days to think about what I was going to share with you and why its taken me so long.  One word – Bianca!!  Man I just did not like her.  But you see my 5 star rating and are like uhm Angie Explain yourself here.  LOL  Give me a second and I will.

Bianca.  She is a mess.  I mean a MESSSSSS!!  The hate she has for herself makes her as cuddly as a porcupine.  She has an end game and that is it…marry a rich white guy (with a cough I imagine) so she can be set for life.  The issue is, she is also hiding more and more of herself with each failed relationship because …well…because she a black.  Now I know you’re all like ..uhm Angie ..calm down and let me explain.  Bianca’s grandmother did a number on her.  She told her she was a blessing because her light skin made her undeterminable.  She could be passed off as Italian, Jewish, etc but no one would think she was black.    This is where my view of her changed.  I felt bad for her.  I mean she was never able to embrace what made her an awesome person because people could find out she was black.   I can’t imagine being raised and being told to look down on people with the same skin coloring as your own and as your parents.

Cain…omg did I love him in book 1 annnd my love for the tattoo parlor player didn’t stop but wait…is he not the player he pretends to be?  What is he a soft and gushy sweetheart after all???  Cain is not at all threatened by Bianca and her nonsense.  In fact, he picks up on her and all that she does to push him away.  After a night when Bianca needed help, Cain was right there to rescue her like he does with so many women he meets.  Cain is there to break down Bianca’s walls and even help her see what a beautiful soul she is when she stops putting up the wall and facade.

Cain and Bianca start to explore where the relationship could go but Cain is all the while afraid she will hurt him and Bianca is afraid people will see her different for living as an openly black women.  The twists and turns in the story were great.  Catching up with the Permanent Hanger over crew was amazing.  I don’t know if I want Puck or Sarah’s book next.  Both are going to be such a great read but I kinda hope its Puck and his naps…lol

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.

#WOTR22 #SeriesStarter #Tattoo – Two Ink Minimum book 1 of Permanent Ink Series by Michel Prince.

Two Ink Minimum (Permanent Hangover Book 1)

Warning: For Adults 18+. Contains wording and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF.

In book one of Permanent Hangover: All Finn Gardner wanted was a breath of fresh air when he stepped into the alley behind the Permanent Hangover Bar and Tattoo Parlor. At first sight, he’d thought it was just another homeless person to shoo away from the building. Instead, he found someone who needed help—his help.

Having been given a second chance himself, Finn believes in paying it forward. The Hangover has taken more than one lost soul in over the years.

Bailey Parson needed to get away. She left her life in Chicago behind and escaped to St. Paul, but she never once thought far enough ahead to what her next step would be when she arrived there. To her, what she was running from, was much more to worry about than some half-baked plan. After a month stuck on the streets, a new need arises as the temperature started to drop—survival.

Given a chance by a stranger, Bailey works to find her way. Not only winning over customers and the staff with her smart wit and empathy, she wins over the standoffish tattoo artist.

Keeping their relationship forward focused, Finn hoped to avoid both of their baggage. However, when Bailey’s past threatens to destroy everything they built together, Finn’s left with decisions to make. Does he give up the beautiful curvy woman, the only one whose touch calms him? How much of his dark past would he need to unlock to save her? A past with the potential to destroy what they have together.

More importantly, can the lovers turn the scars of the past into a design strong enough to see them through any challenge? Or will the permanent ink leave them with open wounds and no chance of healing?

“Nevaeh is an outlet. One that needs little attention,” he confessed as his chest pressed against her back. The warmth leached from her, melting more than the flurries from the touch. Brushing her hair to the side his fingers tickled her neck as he leaned down.

“What did you do with her?”

“You want to know how I touched her? Every detail?”

Her eyes fluttered as his voice got harsh.

“I make her face away from me.” His hands slid down Bailey’s arms, and once again he wrapped his fingers around her wrists. This time he brought them above her head and placed her palms flat on the door. Hardness pressed against her mid-back, dwarfed by his height and encompassed by him, heat leached from his body to hers. “She grips the top of the bathroom stall. I don’t want her to look at me. Talk to me. The moans she makes annoy me to the point I almost stop, but my body protests. It wants me deeper inside. Pounding at an ungodly pace because all I want to do is get away from her.”

“Why do you do it then?” Bailey’s voice struggled to escape her lips. The gooseflesh wasn’t coming from the cold. Her core ached at the vision he’d placed in her head. Even with the cruelty, she wanted the touch. Yearned for it to the point her legs weakened.

“Punishment.”

Bailey turned around to face him. “For you or me?”

Finn leaned down, and for the first time in her life, a man touched her in a way that didn’t make her skin crawl. Cupping her cheeks, he dipped his head. Her heart beat hard against her chest and blood rushed to her lips causing them to throb in anticipation.

“I don’t like to be touched. It burns me in a way I can’t stand,” he said as his lips caressed hers with an absent touch. “She doesn’t require much. Whether it’s her mouth, ass, or pussy, she is a receptacle more efficient than my hand.”

“You don’t even like to touch yourself?” Bailey asked as her hands itched to reach for him and feel his body. No touch rule. One she hadn’t seen before. How degrading she thought and realized he was holding her.

“I like the thought of touching you, Bay. A little too much.”


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Friends.  I finished this audio book and had to sit and think about my review.  There is so much happening in this slow burn of a love story ….I mean….WOWZERS!!!

Bay and Finn are not your ordinary H/h of a love story.  They are both broken in a way and that brokenness affects how they deal with people.  Finn cannot stand to be touched and Bay just doesn’t trust or doesnt believe people  don’t  have an ulterior motive.  No one is nice for nothing.

Finn is in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people.  He serves his time and comes out.  He is living but in black and white.  He has lost the ability to live life in color…until Bay.  When he sees her, he has the need to help her.

Bay is running for a really bad situation.  The more we learn of her past, the more we are angry for her.  When Finn offers to let her move in to his spare apartment little did they known this blooming friendship would become so much more for each of these broken souls.

Seeing these two fight the connection for fear of running what they have built made my heart ache for that finally first kiss!!  GAH!!  It was so sweet and perfect.  As the story builds and we see their relationship move forward we know their pasts will come back to haunt them.  When we learn who helped Finn, I was stunned.  When we see Bay is afraid of her past I literally yelled “you are stupid!!  DO NOT LEAVE HIM!!!!”  LOL  (That isn’t a spoiler so don’t worry!!)

Their story is full of happiness and healing.  I really enjoyed listening to the audio narration. He did a great job expressing the feelings of both characters.

I love the story and the side characters are amazing.  Michel said there is a new book coming out soon and I cannot wait to see who it is about.  I mean, I don’t think I can guess or even choose!!

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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#NewRelease #ReleaseDay – Craving Justice, Brothers of Justice book 1 by Fiona Archer

Powerful millionaire falls for the nerdy, warm-hearted daughter of his business rival.

Seth Justice plays to win. Rule breaker. Former street kid from Sydney. Now a technology mogul in Seattle. He’s negotiated the deal of his life, selling his company for a fortune.

Not part of the contract is Harper Fox, the buyer’s sweet, klutzy daughter. For an overprotective, commanding man like Seth, Harper with her charming mix of vulnerability and spirit, is irresistible.

When a hidden enemy attacks the new life Seth and his adopted brothers have built, loyalties are tested, threatening not only his developing relationship with Harper, but also the last remaining ties with his brothers. At the moment of truth, Seth must decide if the woman who unlocked his fortress-like heart is his enemy’s accomplice.

After a lifetime of disappointing her cold, judgmental parents, Harper created a new family with close friends and her café’s eccentric staff. She’s content-ish in her safe, boring world.

That is, until Seth, with his panty-melting Aussie accent and masterful stare entices her to take a chance–on him. Seth’s confident, take-charge attitude awakens a need in Harper that leaves her hungry for more.

When she finds herself in mortal danger, will the man she’s trusted with her heart believe in her?

Note to Readers: Lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers romance. Smart, stationery-adoring heroine in danger. Big, overprotective hero who comes with a family of adopted, overprotective, grumpy brothers. Heat level: Inferno. HEA guaranteed.


** Re-released 2nd edition with new content
** Each book in this romance series can be read as a standalone.

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Utterly Devastating Heroes. Captivating Romance.

Fiona Archer is an Aussie author who writes contemporary romance spiced with suspense. Her books feature sinfully commanding alpha heroes and the klutzy independent-minded women who own their hearts.

Her favorite hobbies include shopping for that ever-elusive perfect shade of lipstick and binge-watching Harvey Spector.

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#NewRelease #MM #RH #Shifter – A Lick of Magic by Crea Reitan

A Lick of Magic (Satan's Touch Academy Book 1) by [Crea Reitan]

Sacred Tongue Academy. Or as the students call it, Satan’s Touch Academy.

Five best friends, a small coven of witches, embark on their culminating project for their graduate degree—to start and successfully run their own business. Their shop’s name? A Lick of Magic. And what are they selling? Why, only magically enhanced sex toys, of course.

E, Dev, Sin, Indie, and Crea have been thick as thieves since they met, and as the year starts with the launch of their shop, they expect it to go as any other. But it quickly becomes apparent this is not the smooth sailing final year they all planned as they’re sucked into the school’s hidden secret society. Especially when they meet a group of sexy as Hell men that they’re sure cannot be human. Not being human isn’t a big deal, of course – not in their world. But why are they pretending to be?

In a school known for its dark corners, growls in the dark, noises behind closed doors, and a death or two each year, the girls now have to add ‘staying off the radar of the society that’s proving to be anything than what it appears’ to their agendas.

Five book series. Each will be following one of the five witches as they create their magical sex toys and the hilarity that comes with it, struggle to run a successful business and still keep their grades up, and you know – survive the claws of the secret society. All while falling into steamy relationships that they had not planned on.

This is a polyamorous story with content not suitable for those under 18 years of age due to graphic content.

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Crea lives in upstate New York with her dog and husband. She has been writing since grade school, when her second grade teacher had her class keep writing journals. She has a habit of creating secondary, and often time tertiary, characters that take over her stories. When she can’t fall asleep at night, she thinks up new scenes for her characters to act out. This, of course, is how most of her meant-to-be-thrown-away characters tend to end up front and center – and utterly swoon-worthy! Don’t ask her how many book boyfriends she has…

When not writing, Crea is an avid reader. Her TBR pile is several hundred books high (don’t even look at her kindle wish list or the unread books on her tablet). Sometimes, she enjoys crafting; sometimes, exploring nature; sometimes, traveling. Mostly, she enjoys putting her characters on paper and breathing life into them. Oh, and sleeping. Crea loves to sleep!

#NewRelease #oppositesattract #DebutBook – Flickering Hearts, Sara Brown series book 1 by Tricia T LaRochelle

Flickering Heart (SARA BROWNE SERIES BOOK 1) by [Tricia T. LaRochelle]

Eighteen-year-old Sara Brown is about to step off a cliff. She is taking a giant leap into the world of college—a normal transition for most—but not for Sara. A car accident that scarred her body and soul—and left her orphaned—has dictated six years of isolation, but that was all in her past. She is ready to leave those dark days behind. Her new goals: make a friend, behave irresponsibly (if she’ll let herself), and go on an actual date.

The last thing Sara is looking for is a complication, but that is exactly what she finds in the hot, six-foot-three blond named Scott Williams, who she meets at the beginning of the school year. Sara is drawn to Scott in a way that she cannot explain, and he seems just as into her. She wants to trust her heart, but Scott’s promiscuous past keeps creeping into their lives. Jealous ex-girlfriends are one thing, but the stranger who defaces her car, sabotages her laptop, and who sends Sara threatening letters is far worse. Someone is determined to destroy her relationship with Scott and the life she is trying so hard to rebuild.

By the time Sara finds out who is behind all the trouble, her life is in shambles and she must fight with every ounce of strength and courage to save herself and the man she loves.

Since she was a little girl, Tricia T. LaRochelle has been obsessed with tragic love stories. No beach reads for her. Bring on the grit with a double side of turmoil. She likes to feel the character’s anguish as they fight to overcome obstacles to be together. Growing up in central Vermont, she has seen her share of tragedy but remains a hopeful romantic. She now lives in central Virginia where she continues to foster the possibilities of how love can conquer all.

Flickering Heart is the first book in a series. Stay tuned for updates and announcements on Instagram, Twitter, or sign up for her email list at TriciaLaRochelle.com.

#WOTR22 #Character Interview – Steel MC Montana Charter with one of the authors Michel Prince

Twinsie Angie and Twinsie Melinda are super excited Michel Prince talked to Red and the other members of the Steel MC Montana Charter.  They are being allowed to tour the clubhouse and talk with the members plus their ol’ ladies for the afternoon.

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Angie drives her car slowly through town to see everything she has read about in the books.

Melinda stares out the window and smirks, “Need gas?  I see a certain gas station ahead.  Oh look.  I think the mechanic is on duty.”

Snaping her head to look out Melinda’s window “GUUURLLL Don’t tempt me! But I do not want to be late to the clinic to meet Red, Nova, and Michel.” Angie replied with full sass.

“You are so not gonna keep your cool when he is around.” Melinda says while laughing.

“Girl, again I don’t think you should be talking because a certain someone I know you love will be at the clinic getting his ol’ lady after work.” Angie says while she smirks at Melinda.

Melinda rolls her eyes and says “Whatever. I can keep my drooling under control. “

“Riiiight” Angie replies with a full eye roll.

Angie parks her car at the clinic.  Both ladies enter the clinic.  They See Red and Nova talking quietly with their heads down.  Preacher Girl is rubbing her belly while snuggling with Hack who is counting down the last few minutes until she is off work. Lil Mama is corralling the twins while Cass is laughing at his son who must have repeated a word not allowed while rocking Maddox on his hip.  Michel is sitting and typing all of this down frantically on her laptop. She is trying to get it all down before she forgets and can’t share it with her co-author, Wren.

Melinda sighs. She looks at Hack and Preacher Girl longingly.  Hack gives a slight smile and Preacher Girl a wave since they both know her obsession with him.  They continue their discussion.

 “Tritan,” Hack said.

“No,” Preacher Girl replied.

“Carmelida,” Hack received a hard glare from Preacher Girl. “Fernado, I’ll sing ABBA during the delivery.”

“Wait,” Angie whispered to Michel. “Are they having twins?”

“No, but they are having a surprise,” Michel added. “So Hack is tormenting her because she refuses to find out.”

“So you don’t know either?” Melinda asked only to get a mischievous smirk from Michel.

Michel yells “ Ok guys can we head over to the Clubhouse.  I hear Maggie is making those Lemon Bars.  Before Baldy eats them all, I want to try one.”

Angie slightly whimpers at his name and the thought of seeing him.

“You need a napkin? Mop? Are you going to be able to contain yourself? “ Michel asks.

“Doubtful.” Angie replies to Michel while walking to her car.

Melinda snorts “I mean I kept my cool.”

Michel points “Is that drool on your shirt?”

Melinda checks her shirt and rolls her eyes when she realizes Michel was messing with her and yells “ You, my friend, suck!”

Michel- “Who told? Onyx? Bounty? Baldy?”

Angie nearly breaks her neck snapping to look at her. 

“Just making sure you were paying attention.” Michel winks then mumbles something under her breath. 

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They all drive following Red and Nova on their bikes.  When they arrive at the clubhouse, it seems Red is not too thrilled his pregnant wife is taking the curves a BIT on the fast side.

Red angrily states “ Nova, keys now. I told you not to go so fast.”

Nova laughs “And I told you I was just fine.”  Ignoring Red while spinning her keys over her head to walk with the ladies, “Come on in and let’s get this party started.”

Topaz runs over to Michel.  She grabs her and hugs her. “ I am so glad you are here.  There is so much stuff to share especially about Porsche and this little girl” 

Onyx walking up to Topaz and kissing her on the neck “Topaz, that isn’t our story to share. “ 

Topaz eye rolls and giggles at her man. “I know but Michel needs to know about it,” wiggling her eye brows “Especially if we want to sell the tickets to ya’ll stripping!”

Melinda and Angie both GASP at what Topaz says.  Both have huge, wide eyes and you can see their brains spinning at the thought of naked Steel men.

Melinda nudges Angie and whispers “We need to find out how to buy tickets before we leave.”

Angie whispers back “Damn straight we do.”

“So you know,” Michel said. “Baldy’s incorporating the cane, no reason to short the ticket holder’s a man.”

“Like all of them?” Angie asked, scanning the room taking in the mix of men currently clad in leather, jeans and ass kicking boots. 

“Not all,” Topaz groaned “One’s being a stick in the mud, but I’m working with Porsche on getting him in booty shorts and crop top to walk around and collect bills.”

Topaz and Onyx look at the ladies.

Onyx grabs Topaz “Woman let’s go so they can eat.”

Topaz sighs “FINE” but as Onyx is leading her away she yells “Get some of the Lemon Bars.  Baldy has eaten like 5 already!!”

At the mention of Baldy, Angie gets weak in the knees.  Michel and Melinda both laugh at her and walk to the kitchen where Maggie is serving food.  

Maggie yells over the hustle and bustle in her kitchen “Welcome ladies.  I hope you are hungry.  I made enough for an army.”

Michel replies “Isn’t that normal?”

Maggie laughs and replies “My family keeps growing and so does my cooking.”

Angie and Melinda both grab a plate and start to add food to their plate.  All of a sudden someone whispers in Angie’s ear “The Lemon Bars are so good. “

Angie tenses up because she KNOWS the voice, “Thhhhanks for the information” Angie blushes when she sees him wink, a hitch still in his step as he spins his cane, then plants it before stepping again.

Lil Bit shakes her head and says “Baldy, you are going to give her a heart attack.  Go find Beno already. He needs to eat something besides the candy Brick keeps giving him.”

Melinda Snickers “You ok there bestie? “

Angie gives a shaky reply “Yup. I am just fine.” gulping back as if no one would notice.

Lil Bit smiles. “I understand your adoration completely.” She turns and looks at Melinda. “ Ya know Hack just got here and was looking for you.  I think these two have huge egos since they found out from Michel over there they are your favorites in the club.“

Angie and Melinda both mean mug Michel and Scream in Shrill voices “ MICHEL!!!  You weren’t supposed to TELL!!!”

Michel replies laughing “Oh no way was I not telling them. Their reaction is worth their weight in gold.”

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The ladies and the MC all sit around the tables they’d shoved together to give enough room.

Michel, Angie, and Melinda all sit.  They watch as the group all find seats to begin their chat.

Melinda looks to Doc and Chief for the first question. “ How is the newest couple doing?”

Doc frustrated says “I’m still trying to figure out how Chief thinks shaking his money maker is going to get us a fire truck.”

Chief shakes his head “First, not my idea.”

Doc side eyed him “But you jumped at the chance.”

Chief scratching at his chin. “Porsche had a point, show some hose to get the money. Besides, I’m not the only one. Hey Angie, you comin’ by on Mother’s Day to watch Baldy swing his cane?”

Angie chokes on a lemon bar and needs a moment to compose herself. Meanwhile, Melinda laughs and is smacking her back so she won’t choke.

Baldy smirks. “Come on Ang, what song you want me to dance to? And Mel, Hack’s gonna do his part for the cause.” Melinda’s eyes go wide enough to see the back side of the moon. “I know you both are good with charity and fundraising. Five won’t get you six at this one, but a five in the right string might get you–”

Lil’ Bit yanks his long hair currently tied back into a ponytail.

Baldy looks at Lil’ Bit and says “You really want to show Angie the way to my heart?”

Angie takes several sips of water and turns her attention to Mountain and Amber. “How is the house and how have the kids adjusted everything?”

Nightingale smiles “They are loving the freedom of Ms. Meadow and being in the same class, for the most part. As for the home, I’m not sure if we’re building a house or a clubhouse.”

Mountain waves his hand “A few amenities we’ll open up for the guys.”

Nightingale puts her hands on her hips “ A gun range, pool–”

Mountain interrupts, “The pool was your idea.”

Nightingale shakes her head “But the lazy river wasn’t.”

Mountain laughs “If you’re gonna build it, do it all the first time because additions are tacky.”

Nightingale whispers under her breath “Martha Stewart was your neighbor wasn’t she?”

Mountain’s face flushes red, “No,” runs hand over his face and mumbles,  “But my mother was one of her first clients.”

Melinda looking to Free and Hollywood, “Any news to share? “

Free turns her head to the side, her face drawn for a moment until Hollywood leans over and whispers in her ear and a small smile hits the corner of her lips. –

Angie looking to Dreamer and Freaky, “How is the school and the house flips going?”

Dreamer snaps her attention to them from little Livi in the carrier rocking next to her. “School is a mix of insanity and joy. But I like the levels together, giving me freedom for one on one teaching and then the younger ones are learning above their grade.”

“Is Olivia in the classroom with you?” Angie asked. 

“For now,” Dreamer said. “Can’t keep that up once she’s moving around more. But she’ll be just downstairs in the nursery with the other kiddos.”

Freaky took over rocking duty and within seconds Livi’s giggles had everyone at the table smiling.

Melinda looked to Cass and Lil Mama, “So the twins are a handful plus the new baby.  Any plans for more?“

“See, told you, everyone wants us to have more,” Cass teased, nudging Lil’ Mama’s shoulder. 

“Fine, Melinda, you take the kids for a weekend and we’ll see what happens,” Lil’ Mama said taking Maddox from Cass and passing the little boy across the table. The little man’s eyes widened and arms began to flop a bit as he blew raspberries and then put a hand on either side of Melinda’s head. “See, he likes her.”

“He’s never known a person who didn’t love him,” Cass said, then turned his attention to Lil’ Mama. “Wait, babysitter, this mean we’re running away and–”

Lil’ Mama placed a finger over his lips as she softly said shhhhhh. 

Angie looks at Bounty and Cream prompting Melinda to ask, “So how is everything going with Liam? In case you didn’t notice, we love the babies you all are having.”

Bounty had the same gleam in his eyes that Cass had just sported and Cream cut her eyes at him. 

“Down boy,” she warned. “Liam is wonderful and I think he’s helping my mom with her fine motor skills. They work on things together. All the learning toys are practically the same.”

“Cream, how has it been having Chief back in your life?” Melinda asked with warmth at the reconciled family. 

Baldy interrupts, “ So, Angie you, afraid to ask me  anything?” smiling as he sees her blush and starts to move in her seat.

Angie looks at her notepad “No, I’m good.”

Baldy laughs, “Come on, ask me anything.”

Lil Bit rolls her eyes, “Seriously go ahead and ask him.  He is going to drive you nuts until you do.”

Angie takes a big breath in and giggles, “ Ok. Has anyone held your beer lately?” 

Baldy rubs his hand over his face “Thank God noone has needed to hold my beer since this lady came into my life.”

Hack looks at Melinda and states “Ok Melinda. Angie got the hot seat so now it is your turn.  What do you want to ask me?”

Melinda sitting up tall, trying to not look crazy “How is Rose doing in School?”

Hack looks confused “Really, Rose? Ok. She is adjusting well from what I can see. Took a bit academically to catch her up, but we have a bit of a brain trust that helped her get through.”

Preacher Girl smiles at Melinda. “She is loving the new life, but teenagers can be a little bit of a handful we are discovering.”

Melinda nods totally understanding

Hack looks angry “and boys are not a good thing.”

Preacher Girl sighs “Now Thomas, He just gave her a rose.  It was sweet. “ 

Hack grumbles “He is under surveillance as we speak.”

Melinda  giggles “Wow. Ok so you like being a dad I see,“

“I do, but I need this one to come out soon and be a boy,” he said rubbing Preacher Girl’s belly and talking to the belly. “Hear me, I need a boy because another girl might kill me.”

“You need to stop, Rose is enjoying the little bit of freedom you give her, that’s all.”

“I might need to reassess my limits,” he said. “She was raised to be grown by twelve, why can’t she just enjoy being a kid, she only had a few years of it.”

“Hack,” Baldy said as he got up and spun his cane. “Time’s a wasting.”

“Sorry ladies, when Baldy calls,” Hack then leaned across the table and scoffed at Angie. “Look who I’m telling, coming Daddy.” 

Angie leans over to Melinda, “Why do I have a bad feeling about those two?”
“Because you know them,” Melinda said with a slight chuckle. 

“We better go before we have to start explaining things,” Angie said.  “Thanks so much for letting us come over and hang out.”

Melinda “This has been amazing and insightful for us.”

Angie and Melinda giggle as they get up to leave and Angie asks “Uhm ladies is the Roadhouse open?  We wouldn’t mind a private preshow. I mean, we just want to make sure it’s a SOLID performance” she says while smirking.

Melinda grabs her wallet “I have lots of bills here that need a good home.”

“Michel knows we wanna help out anyone with fundraising,” Angie smirks!!

“Careful what you wish for,” Michel raises an eyebrow as Nine Inch Nails starts blaring through the stereo system and the women notice the kids had been spirited away as Closer starts to play and cane hooks a bottle of Jack sending it flying along the bar top into Hack’s hand as both men moved around the bar, cuts off and shirtless.

An undisclosed amount of money was raised that night. 

~~~~~

Now if you have not read this series…ya know you want to right???

Steel MC Montana Charter

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#WOTR22 #newRelease #Paranormal #Dragons #FakeDating #SlowBurn #Standalone – The Dragon’s Fake Fiancee (Shifters of Rawr County Series) by Sophie Stern

The Dragon's Fake Fiancée (Shifters of Rawr County Book 6) by [Sophie Stern]

Cosmo has been living in Rawr County for the last 10 years because he hates himself and wants to be miserable. Dragon Isle was no good for him. Everyone there was too happy and joyful. A dragon like him deserves to be unhappy.

When his family tries to set him up with a childhood friend to date, he blurts out a lie: he’s engaged.

It’s not true.

But when they surprise him with an unexpected visit, he grabs his nearest employee, Athena, and introduces her as his fiancée.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

Ok here goes.  So Sophie is about the most adorable person I have ever met.  I have read several of her alter ego books but have been looking to sink my teeth into on of these books but life man…not enough time in the day, right? SO, she offered this ARC and I jumped.  Its in a “series” but all the books can be read in any order.  I didn’t have any issues reading the 3 or 4th book in the series.  Every side character was briefly introduced and then off we went.

Cosmo and Athena…. holy hawt burn.  Holy pants melting off…. holy office spankings.  Oh yeah you read that right…. OFFICE. SPANKING!

Ok ok so the Office Spanking was to get you hooked now lets really get down to the story, shall we??

Cosmo is a grumpy…..errrr……brooding dragon.  His friends are all mating up and he is in love with his secretary who is in love with Benjamin.  UGH Gross Benny.  Anyway, he looks forward to seeing her every single day.  Since she is his paralegal, it does happen all the time.

Althena is head over heels in love with her boss.  Ya know, the dragon.  She does everything can can to be close to him like going back to school to be a paralegal.  She is so afraid of looking like the pathetic girl she is, and maybe in hopes of making him jealous, she makes but a boyfriend.

One phone call and visit from Cosmo’s family changes EVERYTHING for them.  Cosmos mom and dad want him to come home to meet another chick to possible settle him down on Dragon Isle to have some dragon babies.  Cosmo is not down with this idea, so he throws Athena under the bus and she goes along with it.

I mean they live together for a week and pretend to be getting married.  They know so much about the other how can it go wrong??  LAWD the feelings that come rolling off each of them not knowing how the other really feels. The chemistry was so thick but the slow burn…….I almost combusted!!!

This story was sooooo good. I sat and devoured it in a couple hours.  Now I need to grab the other books in the series and I am so looking forward to Jennifer, The Red Panda’s book with Lewis!!!

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#HistoricalRomance #TheTon #BoxedSet #regencyRomance – A Lady Forsaken Series by Christina McKnight

A Lady Forsaken Box Set (Books 1-5) by [Christina McKnight]

USA Today Bestselling Regency Romance Series!

Shunned No More, A Lady Forsaken Book One
A lady Shunned by all…
A lord Betrayed by one…
An impossible match, destined to be…

Forgotten No More, A Lady Forsaken Book Two
A lady forgotten by all…
A man mesmerized by one…
A love neither can abandon…

Scorned Ever More, A Lady Forsaken Book Three
A man willing to sacrifice all…
A woman determined to take everything…
A love lost forever…

Christmas Ever More, A Lady Forsaken Book Four
A lady seeking forgiveness for her past…
A woman forging a new path in life…
A girl lost and in search of a place to belong…
A trio of women holding out hope for three different holiday miracles…
Christmas ever more.

Hidden No More, A Lady Forsaken Book Five
A lady concealed from society…
A man uncovering the secrets of his past…
A love neither can hide…

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Review by Twinsie Angie

Book 1-

I bought this book with my own hard earned cash because I met this author and didnt know she was a writer….LOL I knew she read for an author friend but didnt know she was until one day it “clicked” in my head. Then I was like DUH ANGIE!! So since I was going to be meeting her in Vegas, I bought a book to read.

Now I like Historical books but they are not for everyone. Now most historical that I have read have some naughty sex in it…nope not a drop of naughty here til like 97% so if you want smutty then this is not for you. HOWEVER, this book is good with chemistry. I was forever screaming at Brock and Viola to “just get with it and kiss already!!” I mean the two are sooo perfect for each other but are to busy gettin’ in their own dang way!!

Brock returns from the military to all his family members being gone. He is the only member remaining. His goals are to ruin the woman who ruined his family, get a wife and have kids……simple right!!?? LOL

Viola ran far far far away from high society after she was involved in the death of two young socialites. She has been in hiding and trying to make amends for what she did. She wants to just breed horses and live a quiet life. A husband and family are not in her future because she doesn’t deserve them.

Well as you know, your two enemies meet. The chemistry is CRAZY good. The first kiss was great even though we know Brock is gonna flip his lid when he finds out he is lusting over the enemy. The woman he is sworn to DESTROY!! Ok a bit over the top there Brock but he is a man on a mission.

So this story starts to unravel. There is alot of deceit and betrayal happening behind Viola’s back. She thinks it is Brock and when they have a showdown…WOW!! She kicked his butt *High 5 Viola*. But when we see Brock realizing Viola is a changed woman…swoon……

I cannot wait for book 2. I want to know all about Viola’s bestie Ruby. She has some skeletons in her closet that is prolly gonna be getting aired out VERY VERY soon!!

Book 2-

I received this book from the author for an honest review.
*Puts my hand in the air to stop you* Now wait a minute and hear me out……This author has made me love Historical Romance again. I read historical but really had kinda walked away from the genera because I wanted smut *Snickers* and I wasn’t finding any historical stories that really grabbed my attention. WELLLLLLL that is so not the case now.
Ok so I met and talked with the author for several weeks before realizing she was an author!! The fact she never pushed her stuff on me made me wanna read her even more. So I shelled out a few coins and fell in love with Lady Vi and Lord Brock. Their story was crazy good. The chemistry was awesome BUT the whole time I wanted to know about Vi’s bestie Ruby and Brock’s bro from another mother, Harold. The two are so right for each other and are so busy with dealing with family drama.

The book starts with Harold noticing Ruby and remembering her as a small child. They were friends who grew up playing together. They are thrown together again because of their mutual acquaintances. Harold is noticing Ruby doing some shady things and decided to be her white knight and rescue the damsel in distress. Along the way, Harold begins to realize his feelings for Ruby might be more than just “friendly”…GASP the scene at the theater……..Oh *fans self* Mr. Jakeston……Why can I sit next to you next time??? Throughout this book, Ruby is investigating some truths she discovered about herself. She is secretly investigating with the help of Harold whether she wants it or not!!

Harold is not looking to go into the family Vicary. He is spending his life having fun until the day he must return home to a mundane life. He begins a bit of an adventure of his own with the help of a person from his past all the while trying to stop these growing feelings for Ruby. He knows she is way above him socially. The two get thrown together a lot and they soon begin to have “wondering hands”….OMG are those scenes hawt and spicy……I mean Wondering hands are always good reads right???

What I loved about this story besides hottie Harold and Ruby finding love?? Ellington or Ellie. She is a CHARACTER and I cannot wait for her book….and yes she is getting one!! She is such a spit fire and during a certain scene, she offered Harold some insight into what he should be doing in regards to Ruby. I was cracking up.

Well if you like good chemistry and some mystery? Then this book and series are a great addition to your reading.

Book 3-

I beta read this book from the author for an honest opinion.
*Wipes my eyes* WHY!! *Sobbing* Why didn’t I read the blurb to prepare my heart for this book. *Uncontrollable tears* WHHHHHHHHY!!!!!!! *throws tantrum on the floor*

*Several hours later and a lot of sherry later*

Ok I am now composed enough to discuss this amazing book Christina. I am a big HR reader. I love the erotic to the traditional. I love the people, the time and the talk of the books. I will say that Christina’s latest book is a mixture of traditional with a splash of erotic. If you read her other 2 books, you will see that she kicked up the spicy factor but it’s still tastefully written and nothing you won’t enjoy *wiggles eye brows* I will say this books characters drew me in like none of her other past characters have. I have loved each book and character even proclaiming that Harold is my Theater buddy (If you read book 2 you understand the reference) but this set of characters was amazing!!

So this book takes us back to BEFORE book 1. We are learning about the awful Drake from the other 2 books….you know THAT guy who is terrible to Ellington. Yeah THAT GUY. So we hate him right?? WELLLLL you might change your mind after reading this book. I mean I fell in total and complete love with him. I messaged Christina the entire time I was reading growling at bad stuff that was happening to him!! YEAH CAN YOU BELIVE IT!! ME EITHER!!

So our buddy Andrew/Drake is a total rakeshell. He and his buddy Benji/Chastain like to seduce other men’s wives for sport. They don’t even care what people think of them. Well fast forward to a new man. 10 years have passed and Andrew is over his dawg ways. Then he spots a beauty. He must get to know her…well Benji has NOT changed and so he also wants too get to know her. The two men pretty much are after her for separate reasons. Andrew because his heart really wants her but Benji just to “get the girl’ from his best friend….brother from another mother.

Lorelei is drawn to Andrew but her DUTY is to form an attachment to Benji. It seems out little lady is a bit of a *GASP* Spy. She wants what Benji has to save her family and her life from Napoleon!!! Yup not goooooood. Lorelei and her family put on a huge ruse to get accepted by the Ton.

Well Things happen and I will not go into detail with all the business BUT Lorelei is to marry Benji….nooo you cry? ME TOO!!!! The chemistry, the angst, the love that comes from Lorelei and Andrew is intense. They seem to have bad timing. The story goes through about a year of them having almost and near misses. The final ending of the story…I will say from about 60% …….I couldn’t put it DOWN!! I devoured the book. I read through my tears. I read through my tantrum. I read through it alllllll and after I was a mess but a happy mess???? How can that be right????

Book 4-

I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Oh Harold *Swooning and sighing* Oh Brock *wipes my chin drool* OHHH Alex?? HRMMM New one to add to my men to lust over………
This is a great historical series to read. If you haven’t and love historical then please STOP and start with buying book 1. If you do, you will fall so in love with these characters and their love stories.

This novella is a sneak peek at our favorite couples Harold and Ruby plus Vi and Brock. Both ladies are looking for a redemption of sorts this holiday season. Vi wants forgiveness for what happened to Brock’s brothers and Ruby is looking for forgiveness from her sister who was abused at the hands of their awful father……Brock and Harold are looking to give their wives the best first holiday imaginable!!! Dude, reading about Harold being naughty in the linen closet…GASP! I do so love him!!

This book warmed my heart so much to see these couples striving and doing well. It also does a great job setting up Alex and Ellington’s book. She is a tough nut to crack but when Alex does, she is going to be a pile of gush like the other two ladies were.

Book 5-

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

Oh Ellie *SMH* What a troubled and hurtful life you had growing up under your fathers control. The Drake was not a good father. He was not kind, loving or in any way nurturing to you. The only thing he did was give you a lovely roof over your head, have a devoted half-sister for you and introduce you to Marce who is more a mother/friend for Ellie.

Alex *sigh* What a wonderful life you lived with Mrs. Dutton. Your parents abandoned you but still you grew up with love and devotion from this woman who sacrificed do much for you. You may have been cold, poor and hungry but you never went without love. The two of you had such a different life.

Ellie and Alex are thrown together because he is the hired stable hand at Ellie’s father’s home. She can’t stop watching him and wondering about him but she always treats him high handed and rudely. She is the bastard daughter of the Drake. She is his spitting image at times. Alex cannot stop watching Ellie out of the corner of his eye. Her sister asked him to keep an eye out for her. Alex finds he enjoys knowing she is there hiding in the shadows while he works but wonders why she is so mean when they do exchange words. She lived a wonderful life of riches how can she be so miserable???

Ellie is about to lose her home when a “new claim” is being made on her father’s estate. With Alex’s help they get the papers she needs to try and stop the new owner from taking over. The paper that Ellie gets sends her into a spiral…what she discovers is critical to not only her future but Alex’s as well. Now does she tell him or not? Does she risk losing all for a STABLE HAND???
The two have such an amazing journey in this story. You can see them both growing but Ellie’s growth knocked me off my socks. She makes such strides in overcoming her personality flaws for fear of ending up like her father….cold, miserable, heart broken and alone. Alex is stunned by what is discovered and cannot believe the changes it will make for his life but one thing he cannot risk is losing Ellie to his new life circumstances.

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