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#WOTR19 #NewRelease #Review #DualReview – Black as Midnight (Ariel Kimber #5) by Mary Martel

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Black as Midnight is the next full-length novel in the Ariel Kimber series.

Ariel Kimber has finally settled into her life. Not only does she have a safe place to call home, one she actually loves living at, but she’s got the best roommate a girl could ask for. Oh, and he comes with an adorable little black cat as well.
And that’s not all that’s looking bright and shiny in Ariel’s life.
She’s got a job now, working at Tyson’s shop – Fortune’s for the Unfortunate. Her job is awesome and it’s made even better by the fact she gets to work where her father, Rain Kimber, lives, who is also another bright spot in her life.
Life is golden, shiny, and the potential for happy days – endless.
Until it’s not.
When the Council comes to call, you pick up the phone and answer… Or you suffer the consequences.
Only a fool wouldn’t answer, and Ariel Kimber is no fool.
With her coven of guys, her psychotic father and the honorable Marcus Cole by her side, she can make it through anything… Even the Council.

Ariel Kimber reading order:
Brothers of the Flame
Love Potion
Blood Magic
The Ties That Bind
Tyson (Novella)
Good Witch, Bad Witch (Short Story)
Black as Midnight

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

This series gets better and better with each book that comes out. I find myself falling harder and harder for each of Ariel guys.  We get to see her relationships grow with the guys and her father.

Ariel is finally in a good spot she found her true family. These guys will do anything for her, anything to make her happy and protect her which is something she has never had in her lifetime. She is building relationships with all her guys and even her dad. She has a job she loves at Fortune’s for the Unfortunate.

Ariel loves each of these guys and finds that she is just as overprotective of her guys as they are of her. She will do anything to keep them from hurting even if it means she hurts herself. There are some new characters introduced in this book some are going to be a good thing for Ariel and her family and others could be deadly for them.

Just like with Ariel I am falling more and more in love with each of these guys. Even though Ariel is closer to some of her guys than the others I am enjoying her learning more things about each one.  I have to say I love when I get to see a different side of one of them I never saw before.

I am so ready for the next book. There are so many new developments and I want to know were things are going to go. I also want to see these relationships grow and evolve.

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

Friends…..This book….Jesus….so much happens.  We finally see Ariel and the guys taking things “to the next level”.  We learn more about the council and just how effing awful they are….why I was shocked I have no clue.  We get at few more twists and turns thrown at us but most of all, we see the coven tightening up and getting ready for a war of sorts!!!  Dude this book I told you was insane!!!

Dude this book!!  First up, yes things progress for Ariel and some members of the coven but what I loved was her flat out admitting her fears about intimacy with some of the guys.  I loved seeing the guys reassure her she is it and they are good with how thing progress.  But I Floved hearing words being declared between Ariel and the guys!!  Seriously this was a step in the right direction for everyone!!

The council….man oh man…we get a new council member who will be a good person for our coven to confide in but we also see the council being shady AF which is pretty much what they do right???  The stuff they stir up during a dinner party….grrrrrr…….things are not going to be smooth for Ariel and the guys but Damn Uncle Q didn’t punch anyone??  Could he be settling down now that the has his girl?  LOL  RIGHT!!! I highly doubt it.

Rain is still Rain….crazy and scary but head over heals for his daughter.  But the new men in Ariel’s life, who also love Rain, will be an interesting mix to the story line!!  I told ya TWISITS people.

What I am so worried about is what is in those manila folders? What did the guys find out about the OTHER major plot twist?  What other plot twists can Mary throw at us??  FYI Plot Twist named Raven is a hottie buuuuuut yeah he can go away anytime now!!

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.

#WOTR19 #NewRelease #Review Feel Me (The Novus Pack Series Book 2) by M. Jayne

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Sometimes, Goodbye is the Only Way

Raider Black, Leader of the Novus Pack, will do anything for his people. His word is his bond no matter the sacrifice. Novus has always come first.

Theodora Morrissey is a gift from The Goddess to the Lycan world. It doesn’t take someone with her psychic abilities to see that her future is in jeopardy.

When Theo is discovered bloodied, beaten, violated, and broken, Black must find a way for her to be healed or his dream for their future will be destroyed.

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

Oh my, I do not even know were to begin. I has all kinds of emotions going on here so lets see it started off where I was crying within the first few chapters, then I cried a little more, which turned in to my blood boiling and had the need for revenge, but I have to say there was feel goods here too the love and understanding was amazing. I love all of these shifters Raid has my heart once again, Conal well let’s just say he is not so high on my list this time. So, Let’s talk about Lore for a second yep he just made my heart beat overtime for him. I truly think I have found my favorite.

Raid loves Theo and knows she is his true mate, but he made an agreement long before Theo came into his life. He is so dedicated to the Novus Pack and an honorable man that he would never go back on his word.  When the time came to honor the agreement, Theo knew she could not stay it would be the death of her. She asked to be sold to another pack and although Raid didn’t want to, he let her go.

Theo finally found a place that she loved, people that she loved and felt the same in return and now her world began to fall apart. She lost the one she loved and went to the new pack. From the moment she arrived she knew things would be different and she would be in trouble.

When things went from bad to worse for Theo. When Raid found out how bad things were for Theo there was no stopping him from helping her. The love of a family surrounded her loved her, but it just wasn’t enough. Theo was changed forever, and it was unknown if she would ever make her way back.

Raid was amazing in this one he was an Alpha first and foremost but the compassion, patients and tenderness he showed Theo brought tears to my eyes.  The love that was shown to Theo from everyone in the pack was incredible. My heart broke for everything Theo went through and overcame. She is a very strong survivor. What a gut-wrenching story. It hurt so much to see Raid and Theo give up the one thing that meant the most to them for the betterment of the family.

I’m going to switch gears and yes talk about Lore again.  I loved that we see a lot of him in this book and let me tell you I am so intrigued by him I need to know more; I need to know his story.  I am a sucker for the dark mysterious ones and there is something dark about Lore.  I cannot wait to see what is in store for us next but what ever it is I know it will be one turbulent ride.

M. Jayne doesn’t know what she wants to be when and if she ever grows up. She’s worked retail, recorded hearings in a Federal Courtroom, worked behind the scenes with security at a casino and currently she is living her dream writing Romance. She plots and plans from her farm in central Indiana that she shares with her husband and two mastiffs, Ginger and Duncan Keith.

When she isn’t creating she can be found watching sports, searching for the perfect mascara and reading. She also loves questionable TV- Any Real Housewives, The Steve Wilkos Show and Live PD. Plus she is addicted to the TMZ app on her phone. M. Jayne loves to meet readers. She attends many conferences and signings. Please take a moment and introduce yourself and tell her what you are reading.

#WOTR19 #NewRelease #Review Feel Me (The Novus Pack Series Book 2) by M. Jayne

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Sometimes, Goodbye is the Only Way

Raider Black, Leader of the Novus Pack, will do anything for his people. His word is his bond no matter the sacrifice. Novus has always come first.

Theodora Morrissey is a gift from The Goddess to the Lycan world. It doesn’t take someone with her psychic abilities to see that her future is in jeopardy.

When Theo is discovered bloodied, beaten, violated, and broken, Black must find a way for her to be healed or his dream for their future will be destroyed.

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

Lord.  I finished this book last night and I am still having a hard time trying to figure out how to word my review.  This book is absolutely everything a person who loves paranormal will want and need to read.  The emotional build of this story is so overwhelming I was in tears by 7% of the story and again I was bawling by 30%.  There is so much that happens to Theo and Raider.  SO much happens to the Novus Pack plus all the friends of the couple in this story.  It is impossible to read the story and leave it without being utterly stunned by the genius writing and flow.

I KNEW going in this book would have hard and difficult content.  Melanie kept apologizing to me for what I was about to read.  But the journey the couple takes IS needed for them both to realize they need the other to complete themselves.

Raider is so selfless in worrying for his people first he does the hardest thing he has ever done by letting Theo go.  Theo knows Raider and the Pack will not be ok unless she leaves so she makes the decision to leave for another Pack.  These two make the ultimate sacrifice, putting aside their love and desire for the other for everyone one else so Raider can keep his promise to another Pack.  When that sacrifice ends up costing Theo, she pays the highest price a women can pay, Raider and the pack come to aide THEIR Seer.

The couple deal with A LOT.  They deal with the guilt they both have.  They deal with the inability to express themselves for fear of what the other might be thinking or wanting.  They deal with miscommunication over everything they have been through.

This book is absolutely about love and the price people pay. It’s about commitment and how you don’t turn your back on those you love when times get hard.  It’s about loving people even when they don’t love themselves.  It’s about FAMILY and how even when you fight, you never really turn your back on those you love.

The emotions run deep in this story.  The laughs are hard to come by at times, but the bonds of love and family are throughout the story.   I will say seeing the set up for Lore’s mate……my heart was going pitter patter.  That mass murdering wolf, personal guard and tutor of Theo’s has a special place in my heart.  Also seeing Tex will be having a story later on down the road too made me happy.

I cannot wait for another book in the series.  I cannot wait for more from this pack and the characters.  It makes me so happy to be privileged to get early copies even if life sucks and I have to wait 2 weeks to read it.

M. Jayne doesn’t know what she wants to be when and if she ever grows up. She’s worked retail, recorded hearings in a Federal Courtroom, worked behind the scenes with security at a casino and currently she is living her dream writing Romance. She plots and plans from her farm in central Indiana that she shares with her husband and two mastiffs, Ginger and Duncan Keith.

When she isn’t creating she can be found watching sports, searching for the perfect mascara and reading. She also loves questionable TV- Any Real Housewives, The Steve Wilkos Show and Live PD. Plus she is addicted to the TMZ app on her phone. M. Jayne loves to meet readers. She attends many conferences and signings. Please take a moment and introduce yourself and tell her what you are reading.

#WOTR19 #Review Wild (Quick & Dirty: Neighbors) by Kate Roth

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She’s housesitting at her aunt and uncle’s mini mansion. He’s the rich, brooding silverfox next door. She tempts him, he intrigues her and they both desperately want something wild.

*Each book in the Quick & Dirty series is a novella. They are all stand-alone, insta-loving, panty-melting, swoon-worthy stories to satisfy your craving for something quick and dirty*

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OMG!!! These short stories are amazing and I love them. It is so nice to sit down when you just a little time and read these hot and steamy stories.

Gavin is chilling in back yard when he hears music and someone singing. Not used to the neighbors being loud and hearing that voice he had to investigate.  Tring to see over the top of the fence couldn’t quite see what he wanted to when a beauty popped up over the fence.

Lydia was watching her aunt and uncles house while they were away. When she finds herself in a bind only one she can thing to call on is the HOT silver fox next door.  Oh man does those sparks fly when this Wild girl hooks up with the hot old man.

This series is quick, dirty, insta-love and so much fun to read. So ready for the next one in this series.

Published since 2012, Kate Roth is addicted to all things romance. Her passion for love stories, both traditional and unconventional, has led her to write in various sub-genres of romance. She is inspired by everything from music to the real-life romance tales she’s heard through her years as a professional hair stylist.

Kate spends her time away from the keyboard with her insta-love husband, her sweet baby boy and faithful pound puppy.

For more information and up to date news visit www.katerothwrites.com

#WOTR19 #Review – Talon (Rise of the Pride) by Theresa Hissong

Talon (Rise of the Pride, Book 1) by [Hissong, Theresa]

My name is Talon Shaw and I am the alpha of a pride of black panthers. My cat finds his mate in a human female and she wants a date! Panthers don’t date…we mate.
Before my plans fall into place to court the woman who is destined to be my mate, one of my pride is taken and held for ransom.
That ransom is me.
I will do anything for my pride, but my little human mate puts herself in my place. When I find out that she has been taken, along with a young girl from my pride, I vow to bring them both home. My Guardians and I hunt to find my mate, save my pride, and deal out justice for those my enemy has harmed.
That is…if I’m not too late to save them both.

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Where has this series been or I must have been under a rock. I saw the cover of this box set and thought oh that looks like it would be good. Then I read the blurb. OH yes I need this one I mean really its panthers how can one resist a panther shifter. This one was wonderful.

Talon is the alpha of his pride. His pride has been outed to the world. Now he has to protect his pride along with appease the humans. There are those who are accepting of them those who are not and some that are down right pissed that he is talking about the shifter world. Lets face it the humans were to never know.

Liberty has lost a lot in last few years but she still has her sister and family bar. When it is made known there are panther shifters in their town she is not fazed by it. They are customers just like anyone else and no one will treat them any different in her bar. Anyone is welcome and will be treated as such. She has to emphasize this when one man threatens the panthers. Man do I love her take charge side. While protecting the panthers Talyon’s panther realizes this feisty woman is his mate. But how can that be he cannot be matted to a human.

Liberty if falling for Talon when one of their girls are kidnapped. Liberty decides to help the girl when she realizes they really want Talon. Liberty knows Talons pride cannot loose him so she decides to sacrifice herself to save him. Talon is in a tail spin when he realizes what Liberty has done and is on a war path to get his mate and the girl back. Will he make it in time to save them or will he be too late?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The way he agreed to woo her instead of claiming her as his panther demanded was heart warming.  He truly wanted to make her happy and if dating and getting to know her is what she wanted that is what he would do. His guardians were just as intriguing as Talon. I want to see them all find their true mates. I loved Talons younger brother Kye. He is going to be a fierce Alpha. I will have to wait to see if Kye gets his mate just like he has to. Oh my Winter is next and I cannot wait to read his story. I should be a good one.

Theresa Hissong is the bestselling author of the Rise of the Pride series. She writes paranormal romance, rockstar romance, and romantic suspense.

She enjoys spending her days and nights creating the perfect love affair and takes those ideas to paper. When she’s not writing, Theresa spends her free time traveling and attending concerts all over the United States.

Blog Tour Debase by Rachel Van Dyken

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Debase by Rachel Van Dyken

Release Date: April 30, 2019

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Debase, the final book in the Eagle Elite
Series and the first new book in the Elite Bratva Brotherhood
by #1
New York Times
Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken.

With blood on my hands, I held her.

With death in my soul, I took from her.

With the devil in my heart, I coveted her.

There are many definitions of
Hell.

My list was exhaustive, my
definitions tragic.

Tonight I was adding something
new to the very top.

Girl number six thirty-
two.

She arrived on my birthday, the
same day, every year, I play Russian Roulette and pull the trigger.

She was my omen.

My end game.

She made it
personal.

And for the first time in my life, I
gave in.

A virgin mob boss with no
soul.

My name is Andrei
Petrov.

They call me the
devil.

All I want is for the pain to
end.

All she wants is for me to share
it.

I am the last remaining heir to a
dynasty that should burn in Hell.

And my last wish remains for it to
die with me.

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Debase, the final book in the Eagle Elite
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by #1
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Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken is Live!

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With blood on my hands, I held her.

With death in my soul, I took from her.

With the devil in my heart, I coveted her.

There are many definitions of
Hell.

My list was exhaustive, my
definitions tragic.

Tonight I was adding something
new to the very top.

Girl number six thirty-
two.

She arrived on my birthday, the
same day, every year, I play Russian Roulette and pull the trigger.

She was my omen.

My end game.

She made it
personal.

And for the first time in my life, I
gave in.

A virgin mob boss with no
soul.

My name is Andrei
Petrov.

They call me the
devil.

All I want is for the pain to
end.

All she wants is for me to share
it.

I am the last remaining heir to a
dynasty that should burn in Hell.

And my last wish remains for it to

die with me.

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#NewRelease, #Review, #VCWarrior, #WOTR2019AttendingAuthorViktor: The Protectors Series Book 13 by Teresa Gabelman

After having his life shattered by the woman who held his heart, Viktor Valentino put work before everything. Many years later, learning the truth behind his lover’s deceit, his anger shifts to the man responsible for not only her betrayal but her gruesome death. Viktor throws himself into finding him to not only appease his rage but to possibly save humanity. 

Lacey Cruz has always wanted to be a writer, but she’s never had the chance to pursue her passion. After being fired from a company she was employed with since graduating high school, she now has plenty of time on her hands. 

Lover of all things paranormal, Lacey sets out to do research in hopes that special something will fall in her lap. Something does in the guise of a powerful vampire warrior. What Lacey doesn’t realize is she may be the heroine in her own real-life novel.

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

Oh my land, I love these VC Warriors but we are introduced to the Dark Guardians Viktor, Bishop, and Charger. WOW are these three just as bad a$$ as the other Warriors.

When Lacey decides to do research for her paranormal book she finds herself in an awkward predicament that is until a hunk of a man intrudes on her research date.  Viktor felt a pull to Lacey the minute he saw her and after implanting himself in the middle of her date he decides he will be her source for her research. Lacey is just trying to make ends meet by working at her dad’s bar and found a new job at a night club. This is where Viktor and the VC Warriors realize Lacey can be a big asset to the Warriors when things get crazy. But what happens when lacey involvement with Viktor puts her in danger?

Absolutely loved Lacey she is tough, smart, independent and sassy. NO one tells her what she can and cannot do even Viktor.  This book had me on a roller coaster ride. What is going to happen next and fear for all the VC Warriors and their mates? The way this family pulls together and helps each other and has their backs undeniably makes my heart happy. I am so looking forward to the next book which is Viktor’s brother, Bishop. Then maybe we will see more of Charger and possible his book.  J J

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Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family. 

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

Website: www.teresagabelman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teresa…
Email: tgabelman@live.com

****Paranormal****

The Protectors Series
Damon – Book #1
Jared – Book #2
Duncan – Book #3
Sid – Book #4
Adam – Book #5
Slade – Book #6 
A Warrior Wedding – Book #7
Slade – Book #8
Jax – Book #9 
Blaze – Book #10
The Invisible Warrior – Book #11 

Lee County Wolves Series
Forbidden Hunger – Book #1
Forbidden Seduction – Book #2
Forbidden Desire – Book #3
Forbidden Temptation – Book #4 TBA

Sanctuary

The Enforcer

Magic & Mayhem Kindle World
Wicked *itch

****Contemporary****
Rodeo Romance
Blind Faith 

#NewRelease #Review – Repeat by Kylie Scott

From New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott comes an irresistible new romance.

When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she’s forced to start over. Now she has to figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did – which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before.

Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can’t seem to let her go again. Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?

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

I enjoyed listening to this story. I thought Andi Arndt did a wonderful job on this book. Her transition from one person to another was great. The story and the narrator did a wonderful job holding my attention and I didn’t want to hit the pause button.

Clem is left to figure out her life after an attack that left her with no memory of the past. She tries to find those who know her to figure out who she is.  Her first lead was her tattoo that led her to an angry tattoo artist Ed. Let’s just say Ed was not happy to see her.

Ed was heartbroken when Clem left him without even a goodbye. Now she is standing in hit tattoo parlor asking questions about their relationship and breakup. Ed is still upset and things are too raw for him to talk about it. When they think Clem could be in danger he finds her staying in his home.

While Clem is trying to figure out who she is Ed is trying to figure out if he can trust her not to hurt him again. They start talking and things seem to be going well but is it going well enough for Ed to trust Clem and try a repeat performance of their relationship.

I liked most of the people in this book. I enjoyed Ed’s brother he gave Ed shit about almost everything. I like the plot and that there were no flashbacks or memories as we read making Clem start over her life and us reading as she did. This truly was a second chance romance that I so loved listening to.

New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author – Kylie is a long time fan of love stories, rock n roll, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia, she reads, writes, and never dithers around on the internet.

You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kyliescott.com/

#WOTR19 #Review – Demon’s Destiny (Guardians book 4) by Valerie Twombly


Demon's Destiny (Guardians Book 4)

Famed for his cocky attitude and womanizing lifestyle, Baal likes to make his own rules. But being the most powerful demon in Hades’ army comes with a steep price. Namely, a command to mate with the human he is bound to protect. When the lord of the Underworld reveals the female’s true identity, Baal vows he will never love her. Even though she may destroy him, he soon discovers it’s a promise he might not be able to keep.

When her sibling goes missing, Ranata finds herself at the mercy of those who intend to make her Hell’s next sacrifice. With the world embraced in the wrath of a power-hungry demigod, and a sister now in his clutches, she discovers she is not fully human and now must face the biggest challenge of her life. Mating a demon is an insane idea, but she will do anything to save her sister. Falling in love with him might be even crazier.

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This was my first book of Valarie Twombly’s.  Yes it is the forth book in the series and I was able to keep up and do not feel like I was missing something. Although like with any other series I’m sure there are small things I do not know of the characters has I read the series from book one.

Ranata was a waitress serving drinks in a dive bar. She was on a mission to find her sister when she found herself as a sacrifice . Man is this when her world was tipped on its axes. She finds herself matted to a demon and finds out who her mother is and in turn who she is.

Baal is Hades right hand demon. After having his heart torn out by the one he loved. He swears off loving another but when fates step in and give him a feisty mate can he protect his heart.

The twist and turns were great. I enjoyed this story and I would like to know more about these guys.

 

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

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

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