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#WOTR20 #5YearFamily #Review #RH #NewRelease #ReleaseDay – Dash:An Ariel Kimber Novella by Mary Martel

Dash: An Ariel Kimber Novella

Dash Flynn always thought he was damaged beyond repair.
Both a mother and a grandmother who had wanted him to be born a female witch, growing up, he was nothing but a disappointment to those around him.
His father had fought for him as best as he could before he disappeared from Dash’s life, leaving him to grow up with the two women they both had hated most in this world.
Years later, Dash thinks his life is finally coming together.
He has his brothers, his coven, and his sweet angel, Ariel. Finally a woman in his life deserving of his love.
But is that enough?
Only time will tell.


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

I think each book I fall more in love with Dash but LAWD don’t let Uncle Quint know I admitted this.  He is super growly at times.

For all of you Dash lovers, this book is just what you wanted and expected.  I am a HUGE fan of these POV books of the men in Ariel’s lives.  I love seeing Ariel with the guys in the large books, but I really love these novellas because we can see Ariel and the guy bonding and growing in love.  We can see them sharing experiences that will be special to them only, but we get to see all the inside details of each relationship.  The large books are full of twists and new drama, but these novellas slow it down for us a bit to see the relationships growing and developing.  Any who that is just my 5 cent opinion.

So Dash….Dreamy sigh ladies….DREAMY SIGH!!!  We finally see more of the way his life was when he was a child and friends….my heart just couldn’t handle it.  We also get to learn a bit about Binx and again my heart!!!

Ariel and Dash are reconnecting in this book because so much has happened and they both feel a bit lost without the other.  They have a special bond…over blood and pain…the others don’t understand but that is what makes their relationship so important and extra special.  Sorry Quint but you gotta just deal with that little bit of information. *pats Quintons head while he pouts*

Again this book is helping us reconnect the two and lawd was it a good reconnection!!  HEEEYY!! *Wink*  But we also see some new things happening…Like the stuff Baxter lets slip and Isobel and Rain plus Rain and the council.  I love how this book ended and can’t wait for the story to continue to unfold.

But friends, I am really really looking forward to Juls and Ariel’s book.  Something about this broody sweetheart makes me again turn my head.  Each layer of this man that is unveiled ….yeah I just kinda sigh…..

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

#WOTR20 #5YearFamily #AuthorSpotlight – Jolanthe Aleksander

Jolanthe Aleksander

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Jolanthe Aleksander. By day, I’m a full-time front office manager for an agency that provides services to people with special needs in their homes and in the community. I have a son who reminds me to take joy in the simple things life has to offer.

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

My MUST haves when writing are Lay’s Original chips, Chocolate, Fruit Snacks, and the MUST HAVE of all Must Haves…COFFEE!

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

My favorite thing about signings is getting to see my writer friends, seeing readers who have read my stories, and getting to meet new to me writers and readers! Let’s face it, I will always be a reader, so I fan girl with the best of them. lol

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

J.R. Ward, Patricia Briggs, Anne Bishop, Robyn Peterman

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 don’t have a set schedule, though I wish I did. I squeeze my writing in where I can and pray my Muse is willing to play nice.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The first time someone said, “I read your book and loved it. When is the next one coming out?”

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

The first copy of my book Beyond the Veil of Whispered Dreams that came out of the box. It’s amazing because it was something tangible that I created out of nothing but imagination.

What are your social links?

Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/JolantheAleksander
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Joli_Aleksander

Website:https://ajolanthe.wixsite.com/jolialeksander
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/JOLANTHE-ALEKSANDER/e/B0163KCF7G
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/…/sh…/14442826.Jolanthe_Aleksander
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jolanthealeksander/
BookBub: www.bookbub.com/authors/jolanthe-aleksander

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https://www.amazon.com/JOLANTHE-ALEKSANDER/e/B0163KCF7G

#NewRelease – Bold From it by Chelsea Camaron

Title: Bold From It
Series: Hellions Ride On
Author: Chelsea Camaron
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: January 20, 2020

Opposites attract, driving emotions high, this is a passion-fueled ride… are you ready?
Kick
Born straight into Hell, the Hellions MC gave me a safety I never knew existed.
Raised by Nathan “Boomer” Vaughn, I finally knew what it was to have a real family.
I found my place wearing this cut and taking this ride with him.
I am Colton “Kick” Vaughn.
I live for family, f*cking, and fun.
Diem
Life is good. Life is easy.
I am Diem Reigns.
I live a life of comfort and privilege.
When everything crashes around me, I find my only comfort with him. A biker who is reckless, careless, and everything my mother told me to stay away from suddenly becomes the only person I can trust.
She’s in danger with nowhere to turn. He’s determined to give her the ride of her life.
Broken by It – PreOrder
Brazen being It – PreOrder
Better as It – PreOrder
USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She’s a wife and mom, chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and romance thrillers. She loves to write about blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics, bikers, oil riggers, smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.

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#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – CJ Baty

C.J. Baty

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

C.J. Baty presently I live in Southwest Ohio, but I live part time in Seveirville, TN. I published my first book in 2013. Spending time with my grown children is a passion. And I’m looking forward to the day when my husband and I can fully retire and do some traveling. I’ve always been an avid reader, when I was offered the chance to write my own stories by an Indie Publishers I was shocked and thrilled. It has been amazing ride getting my stories down on paper and out into the world. I wouldn’t want to do anything else.

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

I have a mixed tape of nature sounds that I listen to most of the time when I’m writing. I love the sounds of a creek flowing or rain falling. My one go to drink is Diet Mt. Dew or coffee if I’m writing in the morning. I have several favorite spots to go to when I want to get away from my office. A local Waffle House where the girls keep my coffee cup full. A bagel/muffin place where my NANO group meets and my local library. It was recently refurbished and it’s an amazing place to work.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Authors! Readers! People! Books! What’s not to like? To be honest, the moments where I get to meet someone who loved something I wrote and they are as excited about it as I am. Also, fangirling over authors that I adore, that’s a definite plus as well.

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

My unicorn author was Josh Lanyon! I by ‘was’ I mean I finally met her last year at the GayRomanceLit event. She and I were both signing authors. It was the most exciting moment for me. I was totally tongue tied but I’ll never forget it.

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’m definitely a sit and go girl. If the words aren’t flowing, I’ve been known to pack up the laptop and tell my husband ‘be back later’. He knows I’m going to find someplace to inspire me.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My favorite moment so far, came at 2019 Writer’s On the River event. I finally got to meet a reader who had been following me for sometime now. We’d chatted on line and I knew I’d love her. She surprised me at the event but the sweet thing was so excited she was blushing and couldn’t speak. That touched my heart so much, but I was just excited to meet her.

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

I have a signed copy of Josh Lanyon’s The Dark Tide (Bk 5 in the Adrien English Series). Meeting Josh and having her sign that book was amazing highlight in my life. I cherish the book and that memory.

What are your social links?

cjbaty.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/CJ-Baty-Author-344242482358480/
@cbaty on Twitter
@cjbaty on Instragram
Website coming in December

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

Amazon https://www.facebook.com/CJ-Baty-Author-344242482358480/
Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/search?search=Cj+Baty

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – RB Hilliard

R.B. Hilliard

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is RB Hilliard. I published my first book in 2014 and am about to publish my 14th! I live in Charlotte, NC with my husband, two teenagers, and dog named Oscar. I like food, red wine, chocolate, music, and BOOKS!

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

I have a comfy chair in my office I like to curl up in while I write. I find that I write best with little to no outside noise. I also find that I write best while caffeinated.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Getting to hang out with the readers as well as meeting other authors!

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

I’m a HUGE paranormal fan. I would love to meet JR Ward, Patricia Briggs, DB Reynolds, Shannon Mayer, Ilona Andrews, Amanda Bouchet, and so on!

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 write while my kids are in school – so from around 8 am – 3:15 pm are my normal hours. I also write on one of the two weekend days.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The first time a reader messaged me to say how much she loved my books. (and every time since then)

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

My favorite books are the ones signed by my author friends. They sit on my special bookshelf in my office and I love each and every one of them.

What are your social links?

Goodreads – http://bit.ly/1zO9bmy
Amazon Author Page – http://amzn.to/1Anwjr3
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rbhilliardb
FB – http://on.fb.me/1Anx1oi
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/rbhilliard/
BookBub – https://www.bookbub.com/authors/r-b-hilliard

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https://www.amazon.com/R.B.-Hilliard/e/B00M1WO85S/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

#WOTR20 #Review #SeriesStarter #5YearFamily – Soul Journey, Soul Series Book 1 by Miranda Shanklin

Soul Journey (Soul Series Book 1)

It has been many lifetimes since the cycle began.

The cycle that still haunts Annisa Lawson.

A spell cast in desperation to help, which only caused heartache.

Now, Annisa has found her way out of the varying repeats of her past; only to bring more danger to herself, and those around her. Now she must learn to survive with the help of her friends: Chase, Penelope, and Landon have all gone through each life cycle with Annisa. Sometimes helping, sometimes hindering. Now that Annisa has broken the cycle of their collective punishment, she finds that she needs her friends more than ever to keep their enemies, known, and unknown, at bay. As the group of friends learn of their souls’ journeys through their many life cycles, they must also learn to control the magick they have discovered within themselves and each other, in order to defeat the most feared assassin in their world.

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This is a fun, quick read with a blast of supernatural! The book is categorized as YA (I believe because of the age of the characters) but is more on the NA side (as there are some adult situations that at times make it a little more adult-y). First, this cover is gorgeous and super eye catching and second, the synopsis sounds like a great read. I am a sucker for just about anything paranormal. I dive into this story head first and before I knew it was the end! The author was very clear with the world and character building. This is a story of witches that basically are reincarnated and go through life cycles over and over again. The reason they stand out is that the four main characters are cursed and have to not repeat past mistakes…but not in this life time. Annisa finally makes a decision that breaks this punishment but now the punishment is over they are faced with a lot of situations that no one can really help them with as they have never made it this far in past lives. One of the things that I didn’t care too much for was the fact that the four teens break the punishment with almost no struggle (well, some teen angst) and as they come together they don’t really have any struggles on a teen level anymore. So I feel like there could have been a little more of a story with some other types of struggles but that didn’t make me stop reading. The bond the teens form is unbreakable and just works. The villains in this story are some of my favorite! And once they are introduced into the story you will totally understand why. As for the story as a whole, I am definitely going to continue as I would like to see what other types of struggles and issues the teens come up against. I am looking forward to how the story progresses and how the author continues to grow. Super intrigued here!!!!

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Miranda Shanklin

Miranda Shanklin lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and the family security system, a 100 pound lab named Fido. Paralegal by day, mom/wife by night, she writes during those rare but precious moments of downtime. An avid reader her entire life, Miranda’s dream was to someday become an author. That dream was realized in 2015 when her handsome and intelligent husband said three beautiful words: go for it.

#review #MC – Breathe for It (Hellions Ride On #4) by Chelsea Camaron

Breathe for It (Hellions Ride On #4)

Life rarely gives us a second chance at love. These two find it in this passion-fueled ride.

Crunch
I don’t know where it all went so wrong. I was born a Hellion. I breathe for the club life, but at every turn, I put it all at risk.
I am Rhett “Crunch” Oleander.
I am still finding my way since losing the one person who meant the most.

Jennissey
Once upon a time, I believed everyone had this good inside of them. Now, I see the darkness in every single person.
I am Jennissey Rose Rivera.
Family over everything, even if it kills me inside every single day.

She’s the only taste of Heaven he’s ever had. When given a second chance, he’s refusing to let go. The question is, will she walk away again or hang on for the ride?


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

Rhett and Jennisey…what a book!!  Rhett is Sass and Tank’s 2nd son.  His road name is Crunch.  He is a hot ass mess.  His addiction and bad attitude have made sure that not may like to be around him let alone trust him at all in the club.

Jennisey was the opposite of Crunch.  She was dedicated and hard working but loved and loyal to a fault.  She would do anything for the people she loved and did, in fact, do everything for those she loved even if it broke her heart in the process.

This story is not pretty…yes its romance but its not all hearts and flowers.  These two go through some shit ya’ll.  They have to deal with their past and now the present before they can have a future.  The story is hard at times and as to not spoil anything because that is a shitty thing to do, I am just going to cut this quick and say…..love isn’t always beautiful in the beginning.  Its hard and takes work which these two definitely do.

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author 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.

#WOTR20 #Hockey #Series #Review #SeriesStarter – Just Say Yes, Indianapolis Eagles Book #1 by Samantha Lind

Just Say Yes (Indianapolis Eagles, #1)

What will it take for her to Just Say Yes?

Scott Taylor has the perfect life. He gets to fulfill his dream playing professional hockey, has a loving family, and a tight group of friends. But the one thing missing in his life is a partner to come home to. He knows exactly who he wants to fill that position – the only woman he has ever loved. The one who got away, who constantly consumes his every thought. What it would take to get her to Just Say Yes to a second chance?

Becca Phillips is an independent woman who has made her career as an ER nurse a priority in her life. She has a loving family and a best friend by her side, but she can’t seem to get over her first love, Scott. Insecurities led her to break up with him years ago when he started climbing the ranks in professional hockey and, for eight years, Becca has avoided Scott when he returns home each summer. Can she overcome her fears and allow love back into her life? All she has to do is Just Say Yes to the one and only man she has ever loved.


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I purchased the audio book of this novel.

I love reading or listening to a “new to me” author.  When I saw this author will be attending my favorite author event and she wrote about sports characters, I had to grab a book.

This is a great 2nd chance love story.  Who doesn’t love a 2nd chance story????  I am a sucker for it for sure.

Becca and Scott were love at first sight kinda kids.  But as life threw curves balls and Becca’s insecurity got the best of he,r she leaves the love of her life.  Now 8 years later Becca realizes she is missing the man of her dreams.  She decides to not avoid seeing Scott when he visits this summer.  She is prayig he too will want to try and rekindle things.

Scott has it all.  He has homes, money, and is important on his hockey team rocking the captain title.  The one thing he doesn’t have is Becca.  She is the one who got away.  He is determined to get her back and make her see she is the right woman for him, and he is the right man for her.

The story is a sweet but sexy story of the two reconnecting and figuring out if they are the one for the other.  I loved seeing Becca and Scott opening their eyes and making room in their heart for the other.   I also love the side story of Becca and Scott’s best friends who too have seem to have found a love connection whether they want to admit it or not.

The story has some insta-love elements but since these two date for high school and college it is easy to see them slip back into their relationship routines.  One of my favorite things about the characters are their abilities to want to best for the other half.  Scott is out to show Becca how important she is and Becca is all about supporting Scott in his time of trial during his hockey season.  They both really do compliment the other and their history is shown really well.

The audio voices in the book were amazing.  I loved listening to the differing voices for Scott and Becca.  I hope when the rest of the books are done, they continue with the two people because they did a great job bringing the characters to life for me.

Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music. You can connect with Samantha on her website, www.samanthalind.com.

#Review #MC – Bleed for It: Hellions Motorcycle Club (Hellions Ride On #3) by Chelsea Camaron

Bleed for It: Hellions Motorcycle Club (Hellions Ride On Book 3)

This is their second chance romance, and it’s one passion fueled ride … are you ready?

Axel

There isn’t a single memory in my life that doesn’t involve the Hellions Motorcycle Club.

I’m the son of Drexel “Rex” Crews and raised by Andy “Shooter” Jenkins. What should have torn two brothers apart brought us all together.

I am Axel Devon Crews.

My loyalty runs deep, knows no bounds, and cannot be shaken.

Yesnia

I don’t remember how to relax. I don’t know how to feel safe.

I am Yesnia Dominguez Almanza.

I was born in chaos, a mighty storm.

Their love knows no time or distance, only loyalty and passion fuel this ride.


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

Axel and Yesnia!!  Whoop Whoop!!  I have been dying to read this love story especially after reading the Cartel Bitch series!!  I am going to say you really need to read the Cartel Duet to understand this story.  Trust me they are amazing as well so its just another 2 books of yummy to read!!!

As with every single book, I feel in complete love with this couple.  Axel has been raised by two of the most different Club members…Rex the man whore and Shooter the swoon worth man.  SO of course, I couldn’t wait to meet his as a man!!  LOL  And he did not disappoint me at all. Yesnia ….what a life she has lead.  Of course its not been the best life but when she and Axel hook up it is just what she needed when she needed it!!

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author 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 – Siren by Hazel Grace

Title: Siren
Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Hazel Grace
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: January 7, 2020
I’m one of the most alluring creatures in the world.
Dangerous.
Beautiful.
Powerful.
A siren.
One of seven princesses of Lacuna.
But I wanted more than that, so much more than the trinkets I stowed in my caverns. I wanted my own piece of the world.
And I got it.
However with that wish came a price, and that price came with secrets.
Two of which should never have been able to set foot on where I reside.
The fate of my heart belongs to Lacuna, but whose heart belongs to me?
Hazel Grace is an avid music lover and hardcore Oakland Raiders fan from the mitten state of Michigan. Her writing goals are “what the f*ck” storylines while enjoying her readers private messaging her to cuss her out.
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