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#WOTR20 #EventHost #NewRelease #Novella #Boxing #Hilarious #InstaLove – Four Rounds by Jillian Jacobs

Four Rounds by [Jacobs, Jillian]

Four Rounds—A completely ridiculous way to fall in love.
You Tube influencer and syndicated morning talk show host, Cricket Kelly lives life with purple tips on her red locks and unicorn socks on her feet. Theodore Brooks lives by the numbers with nary a hair out of place.
They meet between boxing bags and even though opposites attract, Cricket’s father is being implicated for money laundering, and Theo is the lead investigator on the case.
Will four rounds be enough to discover true love? Or will disastrous dates end their chance at happiness? Find out with this slightly silly but absolutely fun fight for love


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I received this book from the author.

I read the first chapter and was messaging Jillian how hilarious this book is. Seriously I snort laughed so many times in this book!

Cricket is so damn funny and off the wall, but I loved her so much.  Once you get past her wild and crazy side you see a woman who wants to be loved for her but is so scared of being loved.  Her life hasn’t been great, and she hides it well.  However, her insane attraction to her friend’s brother changes that for her in an instant.

Theo is a total sick in the mud.  He goes boxing with his sister and takes notice of the wild instructor immediately.  When she just shoves her way into his life, he is not happy but also not unhappy about it.  The only issue is…he can’t get involved with her given he is investigating her father’s dirty dealings.

The dates the two go on…had me in stitches!!  I mean shut up!!  I couldn’t stop giggling while reading!!  The story of Theo’s investigation takes on the majority of the end of the story but seeing them try to be together through it all was well worth the read.

Seriously I would love to read a book about Jessica, Theo’s sister, because this insane family needs more wild in their lives.

Author Bio: Jillian Jacobs is the co-founder of Healing with Words–a not for profit 501(c)(3) established for healing survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking, and prostitution. The mission is to bring together readers, authors, and survivors in a positive manner that affects change and relief from negative influences. Writers on The River, an author event in Peoria, Illinois is hosted by Healing With Words.
Her genres are Paranormal and Contemporary with suspenseful elements

#AuthorSpotlight #MOA #RoyalReaders – Lynn Chantale

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Lynn Chantale. A bit a bout me, I’ve been the proud handler of my guide dog, Riley for the last year. It’s polite to ignore thedog, as he’s working. Writing and reading are my passions. If I’m not doing one of those them I’m either at the gym, knitting, or having a good time with friends.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

Almonds, raisins, carrots or popcorn are some of my go to foods. I like a lot of natural light when I’m writing or a picturesque view. Music is a toss up. There are times when I’m writing that the same song will repeat for hours as this suits the muses.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love meeting the readers. Whether we talk about my books or some of their favorite authors, it’s always a pleasure to interact with them.

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

I would love to meet Jonathan Maberry. Love his work and I have a huge crush on Top Sims.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I try to sit down at the same time everyday. This is usually during school hours and then again for an hour again in the evenings.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Meeting many of the authors I’ve friended on FB, such as Michel Prince, Kassanna, Ann Mayburn, Kallypso Masters, Phonex Daniels, Reana Malori, and several others.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

I have a collection of Dr. Suess books I used to read to my children. We would all sit together and I would read to them. They loved it and I enjoyed the bonding time.

What are your social links?

Website: https://www.thehouseoflynn.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lynnchantale

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LynnChantaleAuthor

What are your buy links?

haunts;
https://www.amazon.com/s?i=digital-text&rh=p_27%3ALynn+Chantale&s=relevancerank&text=Lynn+Chantale&ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1

#AuthorSpotlight #MOA #RoyalReaders – Tina Susedik

Tina Susedik

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Tina Susedik Tina Susedik is an award-winning, Amazon best-selling, multi-published author with books in both fiction and non-fiction, including history, children’s, military books and romances. Her favorite is writing romantic suspense where her characters live happily ever after with a lot of problems in between. She has thirty-one books in print. Tina also writes spicier romance as Anita Kidesu. She lives in northwestern Wisconsin where winters are long, summers short, and spring and fall beautiful.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I have to play music, but only instrumental. Words from songs seem to end up in my story. I usually have a cup of tea or glass of water. I sit on the couch with my laptop on my lap.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting and talking with readers, along with meeting new authors.

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

If she were still writing, I’d love to meet Lavyrle Spencer. If she were still alive, it would be Kathleen Woodiwiss.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I try to stick to a schedule where I write in the morning and edit for other authors in the afternoon, but sometimes life intrudes. I.E. Grands get sick and I have to take care of them, hubby is home (he is quite a distraction). I tried writing while we were having our kitchen remodeled – too much noise.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Winning my first contest.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

I have all of Kathleen Woodiwiss and Lavyrle Spencer’s books on my keeper shelf. Kathleen was the first romance author I ever read. Lavyrle has a way of making you believe you are her characters. They are very realistic

What are your social links?

Website: www.tina-susedik.com
Blog: https://www.tina-susedik.com/blog
Twitter: @tinasusedik
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TinaSusedikAuthor/
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/tina-susedik
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1754353.Tina_Susedik
Authorgraph: https://www.authorgraph.com/authors/TinaSusedik
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tinasusedik/
Newsletter: http://tinasusedik.us11.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=874ff86e3f10f756a138fbc3a&id=1cfdf516fc

What are your buy links?

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Tina-Susedik/e/B001JS51QA/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1517587479&sr=8-1

#NewRelease #Review – Mine by Elena M. Reyes

Mine

In Miami, I’m royalty. The beginning and the end.
I’m the truth my queen will never escape.

Thiago Rivera De Leon doesn’t believe in second chances, and I never show mercy to those stupid enough to cross me. Loyalty wins you favors, but trying to overthrow the city’s king will find you with one of my bullets between the eyes.

A simple promise I keep while abiding by two rules:

I don’t forgive. I don’t forget.

And after spending the last five years behind bars, I’m out with two goals in mind…

Kill the bastards responsible.

Reclaim my Luna.


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I received this book from the author.

Oh hottie Elena how I love your worlds. They are sexy and suspenseful.  They are hawt and steamy but also with a great plot and amazing twists.

This book does not disappoint at all ya’ll!!

So 5 years and our girl is not happy.  She has no idea why Thiago walked away.  But now is back and back in big way.  He is a man looking for revenge and to get his girl back!!  He will not stop until Luna is his again and everyone has paid.

OK if you read Elena you know her alphas are ALPHA right??  Well friends he will not disappoint ya at all.

Thiago and his story …..he was in prison and he is coming back to reclaim his Luna.  Yeah ok so he was caught in bed with another woman but he was set up and he was keeping her safe.  See her family and his family are not cool with one another since they are both crime families and enemies!!  Luna knows things don’t seem to add up but she is worried.

The plot twists of this story were amazing read.  Luna and Thiago were great characters.  There were lots of things that happen to keep this roller coaster of a story going.  Its another great read for anyone who loves Elena’s works.

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

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

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

#WOTR20 #Paranormal #Dragons – Saving Grace, A Dragon’s Fated Heart Book 3 by Beverly Ovalle

Saving Grace (A Dragon's Fated Heart Book 3) by [Ovalle, Beverly]

The apocalypse had come and gone.
Secrets lie buried waiting to be found.
Dragons are not the only ones awakening to a new world.

Grace has always felt a bit like an outsider, even in her own family. She preferred to do things on her own, ignoring her loneliness. That all changes when Rog barrels into her life, opening her eyes to so much more.

Dragon shifter Rog has seen what problems hiding your inner dragon from your mate brings. Saving his mate from a precarious situation, he changes in front of her. Her awe and hesitant acceptance have him wrapped around her finger in a heartbeat.

Together they find a hidden, cryogenic facility. Do they awaken the lost souls hidden in the depth of the mountain? Dare they take the chance of possibly bringing back the diseases to once again ravage their world?

Those are easy questions, but how can Rog explain the mating ritual to change Grace into a dragon involves himself and other dragons giving her more pleasure in a once in a lifetime experience?


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I received this book from the author.

Dragon shifters!!  YES PLEASE!!!

This was a great story about Rog and one of his unmated dragon brothers Hark.  They are flying through the countryside looking for food when Rog can FEEL his mate crying out for his help.

The brothers run to her rescue. Rog does everything he can to show his true self to Grace since he saw what an epic mistake it was for his brothers to hide their dragon side from the mates in previous books.    Hark finds it hilarious that his brother is dying wanting to be with his mate but also wanting to learn about her before taking it to the next level.  But Rog is STRUGGLING with his mating ritual needs.

Grace is a fierce woman who has been raising her family’s cattle for over 10 years alone without any help.  She is a scrappy woman who finds lost items from the apocalypse and makes good use of them.  When Rog and Hark appear she isn’t worried but also fears how she feels about Rog.

The group find some unexpected things in the mountain but also can’t deny the pull of the mating.  Enter Indra and Zeru who enter the call from Rog to help complete the mating…holy hot tamale!!  That was something fun to read!

The story of what they find in the mountain, Grace’s family, and the new dragons made me go hrmmmmm…I can’t wait to read more and see what happens with the new dragons.

Beverly Ovalle dabbled with writing on and off for years when her best friend finally dared her to submit a story to a writing contest. Beverly decided she had nothing to lose and since she’d always wanted to be an author sent it in and agonized for months waiting to hear back. Contract in hand she has never looked back.

Beverly has been obsessed with dragons and romance since she was a young girl, collecting dragon books and reading everything she could find on them even down to the care of real life dragons. She’s always been slightly panicked that the world as we know it will end, so has prepped for it, haunting survivalist pages and prepper projects she felt she needed in the event SHTF.

An avid fan of all romance, Beverly’s goal is to share her love of the written word and write the hot and erotic romances that she enjoys. She writes what she loves to read and it was only a matter of time before her obsessions crept into her writing for her to share. She hopes you enjoy her tales as much as she loves writing them.

A Navy Veteran, Beverly has traveled around the world and the United States enabling her to bring her settings to life, meeting and marrying her husband of thirty years along the way for her own romance. Reading romances since the fourth grade she’s followed as the genre changed and spread into the vast cornucopia of romance offered today.

#WOTR20 #5YearFamily #AudioReview #Family #SpinOff – Love and Pancakes (Rockland Falls #1) by Lacey Black

Love and Pancakes

Marissa Grayson’s dream went up in smoke. A devastating fire has ripped apart her family’s bed and breakfast, leaving her off-kilter and scrambling to repair the damage. What she doesn’t need, or have time for, is Rhenn Burleski. Sexy, confident, and dangerous to her heart. A man who clearly knows his way around the female body and will leave the moment the sheets start to cool. Yet that doesn’t stop her from making a deal with the devil himself.

Work hard, play harder. That’s Rhenn’s life motto. An electrician by day, Rhenn turns it up at night, always with a different lady friend in tow. He makes sure they know the score: he’s not looking for anything more than one night of fun. However, he knows the second he meets the shy daughter of the bed and breakfast’s owner that his life is never going to be the same. As hard as he tries, he just can’t resist one taste.

What happens when their time is up and Rhenn must leave, returning to his old life? Will they be able to walk away, hearts unscathed, or will their time together prove to be nothing more than a fading memory?

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I received this book from the author but purchased the audio book.

Ok since I am reviewing the audio book I gotta say….HEEEY Rhenn’s narrator.  Holy Sweet Baby Jesus that voice.  Imma tell ya, you will be thanking me for that right off the bat.  I don’t want to know what the narrator really looks like because my mind has his picture juuuuuust right.  LOL  Now I see he does the voice for the other 2 books…….YES is all I can say.

So this is my first Lacey book….yeah yeah I know late to the party like always but ya know what can I say. I have only known her 5 years *Face Palm*

I gotta say I loved the dynamic of quiet and shy but sassy Marissa with Rhenn.  Rhenn is all playa playa who falls for the women who embodies his exact opposite type…ya know, she isn’t an easy whore.  LOL

Marissa is devastated by her family’s business/home fire and is lost because what will they do.  When her long lost family enters the picture, she gets connected to Rhenn who will be doing the family a favor and wiring the house for them.

When Rhenn shows up, he is stunned stupid at the beautiful women he sees but knows she isn’t “his type” and a quick roll won’t be something she is interested in.  When, after getting to know him, she proposes Friends with Benefits while he is in town….he flips out.

I loved seeing them fall but fear telling the other.  They both want more but she fears she isn’t good enough and he is ashamed of his past.  When the two weeks is up and they part, I was a little bit weepy and wanted to kick Rhenn in the balls.

The end of the story is perfect and totally swoon worthy.

I gotta say Emma and Orville KILLED ME in this story.  Marissa’s long-lost aunt and uncle were to inappropriately funny in this book.  I can’t wait for more of them in the rest of the books.  I am kinda giving brother Samuel a look over because I just know the right women or even man could make that anal-retentive ass crumble.  But first up is sexy diva Harper.  I can’t wait to see who tames this wild child!!

Avid reader, writer, mother, and wife! I love to read contemporary romance. Add in a little “spice” or hot guys in uniform pants, and I’m a happy woman. There’s just something about diving into a book and engrossing in the magic of your hero and heroine getting their happily ever after.

#AuthorSpotlight #MOA #Royal Readers – Ginger Ring

Ginger Ring

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Ginger Ring is an award winning author with a weakness for cheese, dark chocolate, and the Green Bay Packers. She loves reading, watching great movies, and has a quirky sense of humor. Publishing a book has been a lifelong dream of hers and she is excited to share her romantic stories with you. Her heroines are classy, sassy and in search of love and adventure. When Ginger isn’t tracking down old gangster haunts or stopping at historical landmarks, you can find her on the backwaters of the Mississippi River fishing with her husband.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I hope to have a desk and office someday but for now, I write in the living room with the TV on for background noise. My cat is usually on my lap and I am drinking either hot chocolate or root beer depending on the time of year

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting readers that enjoy my books, makes all the long hours writing alone worth while. It’s great being around others that enjoy reading as much as I do and I always come home with a bunch of new books to read. I also love a lot of the new destination signings. We enjoy checking out all the historical sites and if gives me new ideas for stories.

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

A Zavarelli

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

No, I work full time so I have to settle for my days off and weekends. I went on a writer’s retreat last fall and that was great. I had the whole weekend to write with others. I really felt like I accomplished a lot and my writing improved.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Meeting people that enjoy my books and winning awards. I’m not a best selling author but it makes me feel like I am. <3 <3 <3

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

All my books are my favorite. I can’t pick just one.

What are your social links?

https://gingerring.com/, https://www.facebook.com/romancewritergingerring/,

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=ginger+ring&i=digital-text&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

#WOTR20 #ReleaseBlitz #Paranormal #Dragons – The Dragon of Sedona (The Treasure of Paragon #4) by Genevieve Jack

The Dragon of Sedona (The Treasure of Paragon Book 4)

Darkness he can’t forget. Light he’s afraid to remember. Magic that could change everything.

Exiled dragon prince Alexander never recovered from the murder of his mate Maiara, an indigenous healer he met over three centuries ago. Every waking breath is a painful reminder of what he lost, his grief compounded by the constant presence of her immortal red-tailed hawk, bound to him since her death.

When three of his siblings arrive with news that he may be in grave danger, he secretly welcomes the possibility of a violent end to his torment. But as the four reminisce about how they came to know Maiara in the New World, they begin to see her life and death from a new perspective.

For the first time, the source of Maiara’s power is revealed and inspires a new but precarious hope. There may be a way for Alexander to be with her again, but his second chance for a happily ever after is risky at best, and at worst, could cost him the only thing he has left.


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GAH I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!  I will say this series does need to be read in order because otherwise I don’t know you will get the true feel of what is happening.  You definitely won’t get the pure joy out of reading these characters and this family if not.

Alexander lost the love of his life.  He has tried every way possible to die but dragons just won’t die and his hawk won’t allow him to die either.  When Gabriel finds his brother and lets him know all his siblings are mated and that things are definitely NOT what they thought when they left their home world, Alexander is unsure about everything.  How can all this be and why would it be this way.

Maiara story is how the Prologue starts out and we see her being chased but a wendigo.  She is a very mysterious women with interesting abilities and gifts.  When she dies Alexander is lost and doesn’t want to continue life without her.  The possibility of having her back is something he wants to complete his life.  He is lost without her and seeing his siblings all happy is killing him.

Seeing the story of the siblings find their mates and the story of their mother’s betrayal to them is continued ark of the series.  I love seeing them all meet up and reacquaint themselves and their mates to the old and new worlds.  I have to say Gabriel and Raven are my favorite couple but maybe that is because of the fact they are the first story???

USA Today bestselling author Genevieve Jack writes wild, witty, and wicked-hot paranormal romance and fantasy. Coffee and wine are her biofuel, the love lives of witches, shifters, and vampires her favorite topic of conversation. She harbors a passion for old cemeteries and ghost tours, thanks to her years attending a high school rumored to be adores the beaches of the southeast, where she spends her days with her laptop and one lazy dog

#AuthorSpotlight #MOA #RoyalReaders – Ashlynn Monroe

Ashlynn Monroe

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Ashlynn Monroe

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I need music, coffee or tea, and my cat.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting people and talking is fun, but seeing return readers is the best part.

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

Christine Feehan

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I used to, but life has been so full I fell out of routine.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Holding my first print book. I cried. My son was four. He asked me why the book hurt me.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

My copy of Salems Lot, it was the last gift my aunt gave be before she died when I was 16.

What are your social links?

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000491733108

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/Ashlynn-Monroe/e/B003TYRQ38

#AuthorSpotlights #MOA #RoyalReaders – Jody Vitek

Jody Vitek

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Jody Vitek – I started writing after having to leave my job and become a stay at home mom of two, and ended up with a bonus baby a couple years later. I have written five novels, and four short stories in four different anthologies. I have three children, a dog, and a cat. I recently lost my husband so writing has been pushed to the side, but not forgotten.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

It has to be quiet. The only time I put music on is if I need inspiration, and that’s rare. I’m usually at my dining room table or in my office when writing. I generally don’t eat and work at the same time because it stops the mojo. If I’m not drinking coffee, it’s water or tea.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting readers, of course.

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

Well, I already met Nora, so I’m happy.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

When I am writing, my day usually starts between 9 and 10 am and goes until about 3 pm. Of course I stop for lunch around noon. Last year I started doing writing sprint on laundry days. Most of the time my writing is done at home.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I attended my first BIG author signing, with my first release, at the RT Convention and sold a few copies of my book.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

Night Whispers by Judith McNaught – This was one of the first romance books that I read the stuck with me for days and nights well after I’d finished reading it.

What are your social links?

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/JodyVitekAuthor/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/JodyVitek
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/joadtoad/
Website – https://jodyvitek.com

What are your buy links?

Amazon Author Page – https://www.amazon.com/Jody-Vitek/e/B008R8Y7YM
Author Website – https://jodyvitek.com