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#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author AD Ellis @ADEllisAuthor

A.D.  Ellis

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

A.D. Ellis I’m a mom, wife, inner city teacher, and author. I enjoy reading, writing, napping, and teaching myself to crochet. I love spending time with my friends, laughing, eating, tasting new sweet red wines. I’m pretty much addicted to chocolate and hot tea.

When and Why did you start to write?

I started a story in October of 2013 while on Fall Break at my parents’ house. I had been thinking of the story for a while and just decided to see if I could do it. That story (For Nicky) was published in April of 2014 and, nineteen books later, I guess you could say I was bitten by the writing bug.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

My local writer peeps: TC Winters, Jillian Jacobs, Anya Breton, Ava Cuvay, Lori Wood, Cheryl Brooks, Donya Lynne, Lisa Caviness, Roxy Mews, Aly Grady, Melanie Jayne, Aleatha Romig….the list goes on and is a LONG one, but I have very talented writer friends right here in Indiana!
In my male/male genre, I love Kaje Harper, Missy Welsh, Finn Marlowe, Keira Andrews, Kay Simone, Ella Frank, Riley Hart, Felice Stevens…seriously, I could fill this entire page with my friends and fellow male/male romance genre writers.

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

It’s not concrete. Some days things work, some days they don’t. Words will flow one day and refuse to come the next. The process I used for one book may not be the same as I use for another. Ideas pop into my head at the weirdest times. Sometimes I go back to those ideas and they become great stories, other times they sit and marinate, or maybe they never go anywhere at all.
For me, the writing process is very fluid.

What are you working on now?

At the moment of writing this interview, I’m working on the third (last) book in my Blueridge Junction Boys (The BJ Boys) series titled Bound to Fight.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I am a pantser who likes to have a bit of a plan. Or a plotter who enjoys when pantsing happens. Really, I can’t start a book without SOME sort of plan, but most of my stories unfold during the actual writing.

What are your social links?

What are your buy links?
Some of my books are also on iBooks, Kobo, and Nook


Angie’s Review of Bryan and Jase, Something About Him series –  HERE

Angie’s review of Zach,  Torey Hope the Later Years –  HERE

#ReleaseDay #DoubleReview #BDSM – Bound by Love (Brie’s Submission Book 17) by Red Phoenix @redphoenix69

Bound by Love (Brie's Submission Book 17)

Our Love is Epic…

My name is Brie, and I am a submissive.
This is my HEA.

In a world of kinky passions, I have found true love with Thane.The sex is incredible, the level of passion unreal!

My heart completely melts when I look into the eyes of our baby.

This is the beginning of my happily ever after, but it will be a fight because there are those who seek to destroy it.

It seems my life is fated to reflect the sensual play I crave.
To enjoy the pleasure–I must face the pain.


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

I have been waiting, as all the fans have, for the birth of baby……………*shakes finger* Did you think I would let that spoiler outta the bag?  That is a negative!!  Wanna know?  Then read the book!!

This book was a great jump back and forth in time from Brie’s POV.  We get to see scenes from Sir’s book and how she was feeling plus we get to see her thoughts about coupling with Sir annnnnd our favorite Russian….MMMM Rytsar.  I know I love seeing the dynamic of their friendship and *Wink* MORE.  The More is ALWAYS GOOD READING and Red didn’t let us down *Blushes*

WE get a lot more in this book too.  WE get to see a happy and in love Lea.  After EVERYTHING she went trough with Mrs. Clark I was so happy to see Love in the air for her.  Granted I had HOPED it would be with Rytsar but she is happy so I am good……Or is she?

Mary….Oh Mary….What is going on with you?  I never thought I would say this, but Mary REALLY DOES LOVE Brie and Lea.  After what she does in this book for the girls, I seriously hope she gets an HEA because she does deserve it.

Seeing scenes with Master Anderson and Tono are always great additions to any book of course. I love getting to see the old gang in any capacity.

Lilly, Oh friends she is still causing trouble for our couple.  Unfortunately, our couple doesn’t know her evil is still out there causing havoc on their lives.

More evil from the past in the form of Brie’s bully comes back into play.  I wonder what is going to happen with this story line because Brie is pretty shaken up with memories of her past with Darius.

This book does a great job setting up more plot for more books plus letting us reconnect with our old story lines and characters.  I love this series and stop whatever I am doing to sit and read.  Sir and Brie’s love story is truly EPIC like the Blurb suggests.  #CondorLove

Yes!!! I have been waiting for this book.  We have seen Brie grow from a young woman to a glowing mom to be to now seeing her become a mom.  I absolutely love the way this book takes us from present to past.

There were so many great things in this book.  WOW I love Brie’s imagination the scene Brie thought about to keep her mind off the labor pains was well yeah you will need to read that. The photo shoot was a great scene also I loved seeing pregnant Brie. The pranks Rytsar and Brie pull on Master Anderson I was giggling the entire time. Rytsar was amazing he is the best Dyadya ever.

It was great to see everyone from the training center again.  I have to say seeing Brie, Lea, Mary, and Autumn together and them having one of their girls night was great. Oh gosh Lea your crazy jokes just kill me oh heck you in general kill me. Everyone needs a friend like Lea. I have to say I go back and forth with disliking Mary to liking Mary and this was a like time.

I am so in love with this series and these people.  I cannot wait for more of Brie and Sir to see how their lives continue to grow and intertwine with all of their friends. No matter how far they go from one another they always end up back together for one reason or another even if it is just for a short time.

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Red Phoenix is an award-winning romance author who gained popularity with her BDSM series, Brie’s Submission.
To join in the Brie experience begin with the 1st Boxed Set (Books 1-3) and start your journey into a sensual world…
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#WOTR18 #CoverReveal #FindingTheGreenRoom #RyanAndJess #TheSutterFamily #SurferRomance #NewAdult #FriendsToLovers #PreorderNow #OneClick – Finding the Green Room, Sutter Family Book 3 by H. D’Agostino

I’ve always known what I was meant to do… surf. I’ve spent practically every day in the water since I was six searching for the green room. This is where I met my best friend, Ryan. We’ve been inseparable for the better part of our lives. He has always ‘just a friend’, and I am ok with that.

As time passed, our friendship evolved into what I thought could be love, only to be tested. A chance to go pro, to find the green room, was right within my grasp. I had a choice to make… Ryan or the future I’d only dreamt about?


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Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.

She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.

She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the dance studio, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’.


#WOTR18 #review #Paranormal #shifters – Blood Freed (Blood Bound #2) by Traci Douglass

Blood Freed (Blood Ravagers, #2)

Elizabeth “Liz” Frost has always been the wild one. But now, with a niece or nephew on the way and her promise to become half of the new psychic Oracle team for the Blood Ravagers Biker Gang, she’s ready to turn over a new leaf. And what better way to start than by answering the call when gang leader Dante needs help? Her mission: to travel cross-country to get the information the gang needs to complete the Oracle Binding Ceremony. Should be easy, right? Except for the incredibly tempting lone-wolf shifter named Dex who’ll be her riding partner and protector on the journey.

Dexter “Dex” MacCallahan is tasked with guarding Liz Frost, one of the gang’s beautiful and bewildering new psychics. Dex can’t refuse the mission, but there’s one small problem. The time of his Rut is approaching, a rare occurrence where male wolf-shifters must physically bond with their chosen mate or face certain insanity and death. It could cost him not only the new life he’s built, but also his battered, scarred heart.

Together, Dex and Liz must search for the information they need before his old nemesis and a rival gang annihilates all they hold dear. But when the simmering chemistry between them boils over into searing hot passion, will they risk losing their hearts to save the ones they love?


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

Man was I loving this book.  I sat and couldn’t put it down.  I was loving Liz, Dex, and Rev in the first book.  I gotta admit I wasn’t sure which guy I wanted Liz with.  Hell, I would have been thrilled with a little MFM action!!  But when I got to see the dynamics between Liz and Dex, they totally belong together.

Liz has lived in the shadow of her sister Anna forever. She never thought she was enough, so she took on the party girl, cant be hurt persona.  She wasn’t content to sit but needed to travel.  She need adventure and the thought of settling down to be the Blood Ravagers Oracle kinda scared her a bit.  But she demanded the right to go and figure out what was missing for the spell to bind her, her sister, and the guys together.

Dex has had a rough life.  A lone wolf hiding from his past and the horrors of his family’s murders.  He is not a fan of The Council and will always protect the guys in the Blood Ravagers.    When he is told to go and help Liz, he flips out.  His rut will be happening, and he is already attracted to his alpha’s sister in law.  Nothing good can come of this especially when the alpha demands you leave her alone…hand off!!

Dex and Liz go through a lot to realize they bother are MORE then they think they are.  They both have a lot of opening and soul searching to happen to finally realize they too deserve a HEA.  The angst is great.  The “rutting scenes” are fun times to read 😉 but the connection they both make and the realizations they make on this journey turn their lives upside down.

Rev………GAH…where is my older then dirty vampire.  What has happened to him?  I so need to read and see how the guys save this dark soul.

Thrilling Tales of Suspense, Fantasy, and Happily Ever Afters…

USA Today Bestselling Author Traci Douglass writes fiction bursting with romance and action, usually mixed with a healthy portion of fantasy, urban edge and/or snark. Her stories feature sizzling heroes with quick wits and dark pasts and smart, independent heroines who always give as good as they get.

She’s an active member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Indiana Romance Writers of America (IRWA), and the International Thriller Writers (ITW), and holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.

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#DoubleReview #NewRelease #AntiHero #SeondChance #Suspense- Cartel Bitch by Chelsea Caramon

Titles: Cartel Bitch
Duet Title: Almanza Duet
Author: Chelsea Camaron

Release Date: March 15, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Model: Mike LaCombe
Cover Photographer: Golden Czermak/Furious Fotog
Cover Designer: Cassy Roop of Pink Ink Designs


I’m to be feared.

When your family is as much a friend as an enemy, there is no one to trust.

I am Javier Almanza.

Cartel kingpin.

No one can touch me.

No one can hurt me.

Except her.

Mari Belle Dominguez.


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

Sweet Baby Jesus!!  Javi, is so bad but also so good.  He lives by a moral code or compass in this evil world which is his downfall or is it?

Mari has been tricked by her family and is broken but her love of her enemy is over powering through all the years of the book.

This couple….the book…..this story line.  Oh man I seriously don’t know where in the heck to start.  I mean the young, sweet, innocent love that Mari and Javi have is soooo pure in an evil world.  When he is forced to marry her, will wont disrespect her that way.  He wants her to freely choose him like he as done with her in his heart all those years ago.  What kinda bad guy does that??  Bad guys take what they want much like her brother and Paco, their associate.

When Mari’s brother is involved in a coup to take over the leadership, she is forced to look at Javi through dirty lenses thanks to her brother.  The heart ache I felt for her and Javi because they were both pawns in the drug cartel.  Javi is destroyed when his heart is gone, and he hardens because no one will ever have this effect on him every again.

Seeing the years they two are apart and their struggles to handle life was hard but when everything is spilled and the secrets are revealed by her bother to Javi and Mari….OMG I seriously was broken.  I hurt for HER.  I mean I felt back for Javi but damn Mari is PISSED OFF!!  I mean this woman is bad ass and she is going to kick some serious cartel ass.  I feel for ANY MAN or WOMAN who TRIES to stop her.  I cannot wait for Cartel Queen to drop!!!

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

I have been devouring mafia series lately and when I saw Chelsea was releasing one I was all over it.  How could I go wrong I mean it is Chelsea after all! Chelsea did not disappoint me.  The twist she tossed in I didn’t see some of them coming. My emotions were all over my heart went out to some and I have to say I wanted to watch others be tortured to no end. I have to say from start to end Mari is my new girl crush.

Javi and Maricio grew up in the slums of Mexico. They would do anything for their family both living identical lives; single mom taking care of her son and daughter were each mother thinks of the other kids as their own. Making Javi and Maricio brothers by choice.

What happens when deceit, betrayal and need for power comes between brothers?   One takes everything from the other and one vows vengeance. So many lives change some by choice others by force.

Mari loves her family and extended family. Can she stay away from her brother and Javi Choices? Mari now lives with a broken heart and choices being made for her. How does one know the truth from a lie when the ones you love and were to protect you lie deceive and use you to gain power and leverage against others.

Javi had me from the start he is determined to take care of the women in his life and to never let women get in harms way. I also loved seeing the Devil Due and getting another view of the encounter. I have to say my heart went out to Mari she has been through so much but she is strong and will have her say soon. Mari may have thought she was queen of the damned, mother to heartbreak, a warrior of loneliness but she is so much more and hell hath no fury than a woman on a mission. I for one cannot wait for Cartel Queen because Shit just got real.


Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.


#NewRelease – Fighting Weight by Gillian Jones @gillianJ_author


Release Blitz: Fighting Weight
by Gillian Jones
Available with Kindle Unlimited
Genre:Inspirational Contemporary Romance
We all have that voice inside our heads.
The one that speaks to us incessantly. That voice we trust to make the right decisions, to keep us on a positive path, even when others try to bring us down.
But what happens when that voice changes? 
When it’s no longer a voice of reason, a voice of comfort giving us a pep talk when we need one?
What happens when that inner voice turns into a bully?
You’re fat.
Don’t you dare eat that. 
You’ll never be as pretty as her
You’ll never be as good as them.
You’re lazy. You’re stupid.
You are disgusting.
You. Are. Nothing.
What happens when that inner voice makes your body takes its side?
And what happens when the bully starts to win?
If your name is Alina Cassidy, then you fight like hell.
Warning: Deals with subject matter some readers might find sensitive. But I promise an HEA.


About the Author
Wife, mother, proud Canadian. Shoe addict, red wine connoisseur, lover of laughter and the friendships that cause it. I’m a sucker for those epic romances that steal my breath and leave me always wanting more.
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#NewRelease – Second Chance Charmer by Brighton Walsh


Second Chance Charmer by Brighton Walsh
Publication Date: March 19th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Willow Haven’s content. Okay, that’s a lie, but she has tried her damndest. Trouble is, it never sticks. Second oldest in a family her town was named after, she’s always felt the pressure. From the townspeople, from her sisters, but most of all from her daddy—the original Good Old Boy and Havenbrook’s reigning mayor. The only time she didn’t feel that stress had been those blissful months spent in the arms of the resident bad boy. The same one who broke her heart beyond repair when he left without a word.

Life hasn’t come easy for Finn Thomas. He’s had to claw and fight for everything he’s ever had—and truth be told, it hasn’t been much. He spent the first eighteen years of his life living so far from the wrong side of the tracks, he couldn’t even see them through his trailer window. The only thing that ever came easy for him and made his sorry ass happy was the one girl he loved with all his heart. And the one thing he had no choice but to leave behind.

When an opportunity arises to return to his tiny, southern hometown and open the first bar in a formerly dry county, he jumps at the chance. That won’t win him points with the mayor, who’s hell bent on making Finn’s life a nightmare for sullying his namesake. Too bad for Mayor Haven, Finn’s got his sights set on more than just the town, and this time he won’t be scared off quite so easily.


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Brighton Walsh spent nearly a decade as a professional photographer before deciding to take her storytelling in a different direction and reconnect with her first love: writing. When she’s not pounding away at the keyboard, she’s probably either reading or shopping—maybe even both at once. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children, and, yes, she considers forty degrees to be hoodie weather. Her home is the setting for frequent dance parties, Lego battles, and more laughter than she thought possible.


#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author Jolanthe Aleksander @Joli_Aleksander

Jolanthe Aleksander

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Jolanthe Aleksander

When and Why did you start to write?

I wrote here in there starting in high school, mostly poetry. It was a way to express my thoughts without censure from anyone…paper only quietly listens, it doesn’t judge.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

Oh my…the list is looooong. I’ll start off with Jenna Jacob, Patricia Briggs, Anne Bishop, Laurell K. Hamilton, Darynda Jones, Nora Roberts, JR Ward, Sierra Cartwright, Lexi Blake…so many more.

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

The Muse is either your best friend or she’s a PITA

What are you working on now?

A fairytale re-telling with a twist for a box set

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

somewhere in between

What are your social links?

Facebook Author Page
Eclectic Bard Books


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What are your buy links?

Beyond the Veil of Whispered Dreams~The Veil Book 1

The Veiled Path to Destiny~The Veil Book 2


Kelly’s Review of Beyond the Veil HERE

Kelly’s Review of Veiled Path to Destiny HERE

#NewRelease – Retaliate Series: Vigilante Justice #2 By: Kristin Harte

Title: Retaliate
Series: Vigilante Justice #2
Author: Kristin Harte
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 15, 2018 

The second book in the Vigilante Justice series features a dangerous second chance romance… 

He loved her…and lost her 
Justice is still under attack, but it’s been quiet. At least, until I get a phone call saying a resident needs help. Not just any resident either. The grandmother of the woman who ripped my heart out of my chest over a decade before. One trip up the mountain, and my worst fears—and biggest hopes—are realized. Anabeth’s back and just as captivating as she’d always been. But when she faces off against a Soul Suckers rider, I’ll have to do more than protect her. I’ll have to figure out a way to win her back. Because there’s no way I’ll ever let her go again. 

She’s never gotten over him 
Fourteen years after leaving Justice for what I thought would be the last time, I’m forced back to say goodbye to the only family I’ve ever known. The town’s as small as ever, and being there is just as painful as I remember. The memories of big hurts and bigger mistakes won’t leave me alone…and neither will my ex. I’m still attracted to Bishop Kennard—even more than I was as a lovesick teenager—but he’s a man now. A tough, brutal man who will stop at nothing to protect me. 

Too bad he’s the one who needs protecting…from the things I did that caused me to leave him behind in the first place. 
“I want the whole story, Anabeth.” Bishop began to pace, his steps long and loud. Stomping almost. “I deserve that much. You never gave me a fucking reason why you left.”


And I never would because to admit what I’d done would break him. Break us forever. A sob ripped through my chest, racking my body hard. “I can’t. You’ll…” 



“I’ll what?” Bishop lunged and grabbed my arms, holding me up, staring down at me in a way he never would again if he knew. If I told him. With care and compassion and feelings so strong, I could almost believe he’d forgive me. But he wouldn’t. I couldn’t even forgive myself. “Tell me, Anabeth. What is it you think I’ll do if I know?”



“You’ll hate me,” I snapped. “You’ll never see me the same way, and I can’t. I just…”



Bishop stood solid and firm, waiting for me to finish my sentence. Watching as if hoping I would keep talking, but I was done. Out of words. Battlements restored.



Hating myself, knowing he wouldn’t stop pushing me unless I made him, I said the only thing I could think of to end the conversation. “Katie’s waiting on the boxes.”



Bishop reeled as if I’d slapped him with my words. I didn’t back down, staring right back at him as he gaped at me. As his own walls came crashing down, his face going from hurt to pissed in two seconds flat.



“You ruined us, Anabeth,” he said, his voice empty and lifeless. “Whatever happened—whatever you’re keeping from me—it destroyed us both. Don’t you get that? I should know what took you away from me. I should know why my heart’s been broken for fourteen goddamn years.”



But the words wouldn’t come. I’d promised myself I wouldn’t ever tell him, wouldn’t ever bring that pain to his door. A broken heart was nothing in comparison, so I simply shook my head and pressed my lips together as the tears flowed. As I collapsed under the grief and self-hatred that I carried every day. As I watched him shut down.



He grabbed a box of signs and headed for the stairs, leaving me behind. 











Kristin Harte started off as a chemistry major in college but somehow ended up writing romances featuring ex-military heroes and the women who knock them to their knees…literally and figuratively. She likes drinking in the shade, snuggling under a warm blanket on a cold evening, and researching how to blow things up. Her children know nothing of what she writes, and her husband just hopes he’s not at their Chicago-ish home the day the government shows up to confront Kristin about her Google search history. 

When not writing good men doing bad things, Kristin can be found writing paranormal romance as Ellis Leigh or co-writing naughty novellas as London Hale.


#NewRelease #Giveaway – Torn by Brooke O’Brien

Title: Torn
Series: A Tattered Heart Duet
Author: Brooke O’Brien
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 16, 2018


Ryan Blake is off limits.

She is everything I shouldn’t want, but do.

She’s my best friend’s sister, so feelings for her are out of the question. Her passion and fire trigger a spark in the dark hollows of my heart.

Now she’s turning eighteen, and my resolve is starting to wear thin.

I know I don’t deserve her, but I can’t walk away.

No matter how my heart aches for her, I know I’ll tear her heart in two.



Brooke O’Brien is the author of the Heart’s Compass series. She recently released the second book of the Heart’s Compass series, Lost Before You.

Growing up Brooke always had a love of writing; she started out writing poetry when she was young and began journaling her thoughts as she grew older. Diving headfirst into a good book has always been therapeutic for her. Now her two passions have collided.

She believes you can cure any bad day with chocolate. Brooke enjoys going on long drives with no destination in mind. She’s found that’s when her characters talk to her the most! If she’s not reading or writing, you’ll probably find her spending time with her family, watching NBA basketball, going to the movies, or collecting signed paperbacks.