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#NewRelease #Review – Den of Vipers – By: K.A. Knight

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Ryder, Garrett, Kenzo, and Diesel—The Vipers.

They run this town and everyone in it. Their deals are as sordid as their business, and their reputation is enough to bring a grown man to his knees, forcing him to beg for mercy. They are not people you mess with, yet my dad did. The old man ran up a debt with them and then sold me to cover his losses.

Yes, sold me.

They own me now.

I’m theirs in every sense of the word. But I’ve never been meek and compliant. These men, they look at me with longing. Their scarred, blood-stained hands holding me tight. They want everything I am, everything I have to give, and won’t stop until they get just that. They can own my body, but they will never have my heart.

The Vipers? I’m going to make them regret the day they took me.

This girl? She bites too.

*18+ Reverse Harem Romance. Warning this book contains scenes and references of abuse/assault that some readers may find triggering. Along with graphic sex scenes and violence. This is a dark book*



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

K.A. Knight is a new to me author. I have to say I normally do not read dark stories but it was mafia and RH so I jumped right in. This took me right down that dark whole of Oh my what did I get myself into.

The Vipers, Ryder, Garrett, Kenzo and Diesel collect on a debt and agree to take the man’s daughter. SAY WHAT!?!?! Yep Roxy’s dad sold her to pay off his debt to the Vipers no matter that she is a grown business woman who runs her own bar.

The Vipers had no idea what they were getting with Roxy. Really, they figured grab her take her home play with her then dispose of her. Oh boy, were they wrong. Roxy bows down to NOONE!! Her and her bat are a one-woman destruction team.

I fell head over heals for Roxy. She is a woman that speaks her mind, hold her own, never backs down and NEVER shows fear no matter how scared she is. To deal with the Vipers she has to be strong to take what they dish out and sassy to keep them on their toes.

Each of the guys have their corks and Roxy feeds off each one. Diesel scares me the crapola out of me but then you see another side and actually kinda understand him. I enjoyed seeing the chemistry between Roxy and the guys but also the brotherhood relationship between the guys.

This is dark and I have to say I’m glad I didn’t know how dark when I started or I may have passed it up. I am so glad I did read it I loved these crazy ass guys and Roxy. I many have been pushed to the dark side.

K.A Knight is a Reverse Harem Romance author from a little town in England. She always dreamed up crazy story ideas and characters who love more than one person. After all #whychoose.

She loves her fur babies, coffee and a good book. Katie also has an obsession with monster flicks, and plans to re-watch them all!

#WOTR20 #NewRelease #Review – With Us, Next Generation Book #2 by JM Walker

With Us (Next Generation, #2)


She was young.
But then there was him.
We had been best friends for years. We lived together. Rode together. Shared women. Together. And it still wasn’t enough. Not for him and especially not for me.


He was mine.
I was his.
She was ours.
Meadow Rodriguez strutted into our lives and looked at us like we were all that mattered.
While I wanted to dominate her, he wanted to submit, and she wanted both.
I took control, giving her everything she needed and at the same time, grew closer with Shade. My best friend. My partner. My life. Although we were close, there was still a wedge between us.
I was terrified to give him what he needed.
My heart.


Sunny was intense.
Shade hid.
I was new.
They were in love but wouldn’t admit it.
Guilt resonated on Sunny’s shoulders.
The weight of Shade’s feelings rested on his.
And I was the glue that would bring them together.
But little did I know, that I would end up falling in love.
With both of them.


I receive this book from the author for an honest review.I read this and could not find it in me to write the review right away because I was a hot mess afterwards. JM knows how to write a story that gets your heart pumping then tears it right from your chest.

Meadow finds herself in the arms of two older men, Shade and Sunny, in a biker bar. These three have a connection that is off the charts. Shade and Sunny are best friends but when Meadow walks in everything clicks. They all have issues they need to work through but each are patient with one another.

This was like getting to the last piece of the puzzle and maneuvering it until it clicks into place and everything fits perfect. Then realize you cannot leave it on the table forever. Now I wait for the next book to see more or all these people and maybe a glimpse at what happens next for Meadow.

A few of my favorite quotes:

Even if this was just for fun, I refused to let them go because I knew that no matter what, no other man could ever make me feel this way.

I only wished we would have met Meadow long ago so she could give me the strengths form the very beginning to take this to the next step.

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who hit USA Today with Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology. She loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

#WOTR20 #NewRelease #Review – Love and Neckties, Rockland Falls Book #4 by Lacey Black

Love and Neckties (Rockland Falls Book 4)

For Samuel Grayson, everything is black or white. As a funeral director, there’s no room for in-between. He’s accustomed to dealing with life and death, though he’s definitely more comfortable with the latter. Especially when it comes to a chaotic, petite, feisty ball of energy. Freedom Rayne. Samuel’s pretty sure her goal is to make his life hell, or so it appears. When Samuel boards a flight to Las Vegas for his sister’s wedding, the last thing he expects is to share it with the one woman who drives him crazy.

Freedom is eccentric and completely content with it. Floating around from job to job, she finds peace and tranquility in everything she does, including tormenting poor, uptight Samuel Grayson. When she finds herself on the same flight as him for her best friend’s wedding, she sees this as the perfect opportunity to get under his skin, something she tries to do every chance she gets. The problem is the more time she spends with him, the more she likes him.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Not for Samuel and Freedom. Will they be able to forget about their trip when they return to Rockland Falls? What if one mistake turns out to be the best thing ever?


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Oh my, I absolutely love Freedom she is full of life and humor. Then there is Samuel he is so strait laced and by the book as they come. These two could not be further apart on the personality spectrum. Freedom had me in stitches and kept Sammy on his toes.

Free had a way of annoying Samuel just by calling him by a nick name or saying something inappropriate would get to “Sammy”. Free always held a soft spot for Sammy. When Samuel’s sister and her best friend was getting married in Vegas she managed to get on the same plane as Samuel. The fun begins at the airport with Free has him try a snack.  Oh boy, that was a disaster.  The fun does not stop there oh no this is only the beginning for Samuel. Let’s say his world has taken a turn.

I absolutely loved watching Freedom and Samuel navigate their relationship. True to Freedoms name she is a free spirit and does/says whatever whenever. Poor Samuel struggles to see anything other than black and white. This causes Sammy so much conflict when it comes to his relationship with Free. I want more of this family they are all so amazing and have their own corkiness about them.

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.

#WOTR20 #Review – Zombie Queen by Brandy Slaven and Mary Martel

The beginning…
The beginning is always the best place to start when reflecting on what has been.
Thinking back on it, my life had been perfect.
Middle class girl in high school with a happy home life.
My life had been full of nothing but promise.
Life was good.
Everything was great.
And then my whole world went to shit. In one day.
The disease came first.
Then the dead.
It was a fight for my life every single day from the start. But I was different from all the rest.
I had heard my mother’s screams while watching my sister become one with the undead. All the while feeling like there was absolutely nothing I could do to help them.
It killed me.
What’s more, it changed me.
I did everything I possibly could to survive on my own.
And then I learned how to survive with others.
By being their Queen.
Their Zombie Queen.
And by being the most feared woman they ever came in contact with.

This is a WhyChoose novel full of zombies, a sword wielding badass chick, and an army of dudes.
Recommended age 17+ due to content and language.



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

I have to start by saying I don’t read many zombie books but Brandy and Mary wrote it so I could not pass it up.  Well and my BFF said I had to read it because it was amazing.  Brandy and Mary did a great job and I enjoyed it so much. Em and her guys were amazing. Em is a kickass zombie slayer. She knows how to weld those swards of hers. She even has a thing or two to say to all these guys that end up invading her area. She does not need these men in her way or her space but they are persistent and refuse to let her do this on her own.

The Guys are great themselves. Each so different but get along like brothers well except Sam they all take a bit to warm up to him and trust him. Kemp what can I say he is such a roading man but when its just him and Em man do they steam things up even if its not in the shower.  I like all the guys not sure I could choose just one.

If an apocalypse were to ever hit, I want to be with Em no way I could survive on my own.  I love how Em could hold her ground no matter who it was she was up against. She was strong enough to make it through seeing what happened to her mother, sister and friend. When the swards needed to come out she never thought twice about it. The trust and loyalty Em and these guys have for one another was incredible.

This was fast pace, heart stopping, and packed with a ton of action.  I found my heart racing and in a state of panic so many times during this book.  I rally hope this story continues Mary and Brandy have me hooked on Em and her guys.  I NEED more of Em and her guys.

A few of my favorite:

Note to self: that man has the potential to be more dangerous than the fuckfaces.

I hadn’t wanted anything for myself outside of simply surviving in a very long time. Now it wasn’t so much about wanting to stay here, per say, but wanting to stay with them. Each and every single one of them.

Both Kemp and Em are crazy enough to stab them through the heart first and not bother to ask questions later.

“I can have an army of dudes and be a badass zombie slayer.”

Mary Martel –

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.

Brandy Slaven – 

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her creating worlds with her words, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at a state park.

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#NewRelease #Review – Freestyle (Academy of Stardom #1) by Bea Paige

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From the gutter to the stars… 

Dance is in my blood.
It’s what keeps me sane, out of trouble. It used to keep them out of trouble too.
A group of boys I grew up with.
Xeno, York, Zayn and Dax.
We were a crew once and we ruled the clubs.
Separate we were insanely good, together we were unbeatable. F*&ing on fire.
I was their girl and they were my Breakers.
Until they did something they promised they never would; break my heart.

We were seventeen when they left me.
You see, for kids like us, dance was all we had.
Growing up in a rundown housing estate in London with no prospects can make you view the world differently.
It can make you choose the wrong path.
I chose dance, and they chose crime.

Three years later I’ve won a scholarship to Stardom Academy. I try to forget my past.
But how can I do that when the four boys who hurt me are back?
And this time they’re following in my footsteps and joining the academy too.

**Freestyle is book one of this new gritty, contemporary reverse harem academy trilogy for 17+ readers and deals with adult themes and some subjects you may find upsetting. If you love dance, your men on the criminal side, alpha hot holes and the friends-to-enemies-to-lovers trope, this is for you. Contains foul language and sexual scenes and ends on a cliffhanger.**



I received a copy of this book for an honest review

Bea Paige is a new to me author. When I read the Synopsis, I was intrigued. This is a reverse harem; the guys are HOT and Pen is amazing.

Pen has had a hard life between dealing with her mother and brother things have not been pretty for her. Pen only wants a family to love her. Her only outlet for the hurt in her life if Dance. She meets up with the Breakers, who are Xeno, York, Zayn & Dax. She gets to know them and falls for all of them but when Xeno makes her choose stay with dance crew as friends or pick one and never dance with the crew again. There are twist, turns, deceit, ultimatums and deals that are made that make her walk away from her Breakers.

Things are looking up for Pen when she gets into Stardom Academy. She is on her way to her dream. Until the Breakers make an appearance in her life again. She is in turmoil the deals she made is now off the table and things can get UGLY.

I enjoyed getting to know Pen, Xeno, York, Zayn, and Dax.  I have to say they all have qualities I loved but they also have huge flaws. Dax is the one that walked away with my heart.  These guys would do anything to protect Pen and Pen would do anything to protect her family. Pen’s Brother, David, and Zayn’s uncle, Jeb, are an evil pair and manipulate things to what they want no matter the cost. This is a cliff hanger and I cannot wait to find our what happens next.

Bea Paige lives a very secretive life in London… she likes red wine and Haribo’s (preferably together) and occasionally swings around poles when the mood takes her.
Bea loves to write about love and all the different facets of such a powerful emotion. When she’s not writing about love and passion, you’ll find her reading it and ugly crying.

#WOTR #Review – Sunken Empire (Saga of Evanescent Realms Book 1) by Brandy Slaven

Sunken Empire (Saga of Evanescent Realms Book 1) by [Brandy Slaven]

When Rubi finds herself out on a singles cruise headed for the Bahamas, she can’t help but to wonder how her life has gone so horribly wrong. Many speed dates later and one drunken night on the deck sends Rubi head over heels, literally. She finds herself in the cold water of the Atlantic watching the boat she was cursing not long ago, sail off into the distance. Stranded in the middle of the ocean, she knows it’s only a matter of when she dies, not if. When three gorgeous identical strangers show up out of nowhere, Rubi is certain she is drunk and hallucinating. As they whisper dark promises in her ear and drag her into the dark abyss, she says goodbye to her pathetic life. Little does Rubi know, she is about to be thrust into a world full of magic, centuries old prophecies, sea monsters, and mermaids.


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

This was my first mermaid story and Brandy has made me a mermaid fan. Seriously those mermen are so yummy.

Rubi is on a cruise where she gets wasted and finds herself floating in the ocean watching the boat sail away. She has it set in her mind she is a goner but not sure if it will be from drowning or eaten by sharks. Can you imagine her surprise when she wakes up with not one but three sexy men?

Rubi’s Z’s have such different personalities but all have the same end goal to mate with their Rubi and hopefully break the curse. Rubie’s men are wonderful with her the way they take time to mate with her. Rubi has so much to wrap her mind around. She has such a short time to comprehend she is a mermaid who has more than one mate and will someday be their queen.

Brandy did a great job of pulling me into this new world. I loved all the twists in this book from finding out who Rubi’s family is and learning about her three Z’s family. I have to say there were others in this book that I cannot wait to learn more about.

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

#WOTR20 #NewRelease #Review – One Last Time (The Stanton Brothers) by H. D’Agustino

One Last Time
I fell in love at seventeen with a girl I thought would someday be my forever. We made plans, only hers didn’t include me. I didn’t think walking away from us would be so easy for her, but it was.
Now she’s back. The problem… I’m still in love with her, and I’m going to prove that we were meant to be if it’s the last thing I do.

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

I was so excited to read Micha’s book.  I absolutely fell in love with him in Just One More.  He had me cracking up.

Micha was head over heals for Savannah from the first time he saw her at school.  He is so sweet to her and tries to reassure her he is interested in no one but her. I enjoyed seeing the playful side of these two when they are at the cabin. Things are going great with these two but when Micha’s future plans and Savannah’s future plans don’t go down the same path thing end badly. Savannah went back to Utah for collage and Micha’s future was there on the farm. Micha was broken when Savannah made the decision to leave him to chase her dreams and not give things between them a chance.  He refused to open up to and let anyone in again and became a major playboy.

Years later when Savannah moves back to town she realizes quickly the neither she nor Micha are the same people they were when they were kids. She doesn’t think Micha seems to be the kind of guy to settle down anymore. She wants stability in her life now. She has had some hard times since she left Micha. Micha on the other hand didn’t take long to realize what he wanted and pursue what he wanted hard. Can Micha get Savannah to take down her walls and let him in to her life and let him take on some of her burdens?  I love how patient Micha is with Savannah giving her what she needs from him even if she doesn’t realize she needs it.

A few of my favorite quotes:

“I’ll go, but,” he paused by the door “you should know that I’m not going to stop trying. You and me, we’re gonna happen, and there’s not much you can do to stop it.”

“First off, I don’t demand anything from a woman. I give her what she wants willingly. If we were together, I’d be taking care of just as many chores as you. Marriage is a partnership. We’d both benefit, and you’d be treated like a queen.”

I knew that my night would be filled with dreams of the future I once wanted. All those dreams I had for Savannah and I all those years ago were finally coming true, I just needed to get her on board now.

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’.

#NewRelease #DoubleReview – Love Under Quarantine by Kylie Scott and Audrey Carlan

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Love Under Quarantine, an all-new feel good strangers-to-lovers romance about finding love in the most unexpected ways from
New York Times bestselling authors Kylie Scott and Audrey Carlan, is out now!


While the world is ravaged by a global pandemic, hotshot NFL running back Evan Sparks is locked in his own personal hell. With a career-ending scandal on his back, Evan hides out in his best friend’s empty San Francisco home, the full city shutdown locking him in a lonely twenty-story apartment in the sky.

Romance writer Sadie Walsh is having the worst case of writer’s block ever…until the incredible, muscular stranger staying next door gets her muse going strong. The pair of loners, never expecting to find a friend in all the madness, meet each day out on their balconies like a modern-day Romeo and Juliet.

Each new day brings unique challenges for the pair as they navigate the unknown and find solace together. They quickly figure out that as long as they have one another, they can handle anything.

Even falling in love under quarantine.


Writing together for the first time, New York Times bestselling authors Kylie Scott and Audrey Carlan team up to tell a story that not only is a beautiful escape during a trying time, but a true lesson on the power of humanity’s ability to survive. Through a sexy, hopeful, strangers-to-lovers romance, the authors prove with love, trust, and faith, we can conquer anything.


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What a fun story about two strangers that meet during the Quarantine.   Evan Sparks is a pro football player that is hiding out from media after being accused of doing drugs and steroids. Sadie Walsh is used to being cooped up while writing romance novels.  Evan is not taking things well nor being locked down in an apartment by himself but when he sees his neighbor on the balcony and things start to look up.

I enjoyed the banter between Evan and Sadie.  Talk about two total opposites. Evan is in the public eye and watches what he eats. Sadie is used to being locked up in her apartment trying to get every word down on the pages while eating snacks all day.  I loved getting to know each one of them. The chemistry between these two was great to see how they navigate this quarantine and get to know one another better.

This is a cute little insta-love book.  Even though they are quarantined in separate apartments only seeing each other on the balcony they have some hot and steamy scenes and there are some sweet scenes too.  I have to say I also liked the interactions with some of the side characters too.  Kylie and Audrey did a good job of making feel what Evan and Sadie were feeling.  I found myself falling for these two, even getting mad, sad and happy at the same time they were going through those emotions.

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

I loved this funny insta-love between Sadie, the romance writer and Evan, the football player hiding out from the press.

The story begins and we totally get how both characters feel…cool we get to stay home for a few days and then WHAT We can’t go anywhere??  I mean I think we all felt both when the shelter in places happened in the USA.  I know I was down for it until I realized I as stuck at home…LOL  Evan and Sadie begin a sweet balcony banter then grows to a bit more because when you are alone in a house you will talk to anyone after a few days!!  Evan giving Sadie some beer and chips in the beginning to try and sweet talk his neighbor into chatting to help his long days not be so long made me smile.

I loved the banter and the chemistry between the two characters.  I loved seeing them start with just chats on the balcony to texting to MORE *Wiggles eye brows*  But what I liked was the secondary story of COVID-19 running through the town.  It was real.  It was what we have been dealing with daily and so I liked that Kylie and Audrey brought the realize of the virus to the story.

There was some drama besides the virus like who set up Evan and the book Drama of Sadie but I liked how it is all touched on in the story and we can see that you can fall in love with someone in the worst circumstances.


Okay, reposition feet hip-distance apart and centered on the mat. Inhale and let it all go on the exhale. I look over the balcony across the barren city and try to find perspective. What did the teacher say? Set your intention? My intention is to maintain a modicum of good health and to not go insane during self-isolation. Fingers crossed on both fronts. Getting some work done wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

“They locked down the fucking city, man!” The voice blocks me from finding my zen spot. Some big blond dude is pacing back and forth in the neighboring apartment. Guess we’ve all got to get our exercise one way or another. A nice quiet doctor owns the place, but he’s overseas right now. No idea who this guy is. The new cat sitter, maybe? If so, I hope Gloria housetrains him quickly because all of this shouty behavior is not okay. Not if I have to share a wall with him for the next few weeks.

My new neighbor’s voice lowers to a more tolerable level and I take a deep, calming breath before moving into my next pose. Much better. Despite having questionable balance and being new to this whole yoga thing, I’m not doing too badly. It’s weird how quiet the city is with everything on lockdown. Peaceful, almost.

“Two weeks! I’ll be stuck here for two weeks!” he rants once more.


Due to the architect’s penchant for floor to ceiling windows—perfect for letting in the light—I have quite the view of my new neighbor’s performance. Much angst. Such woe. Like we’re not all going to go stir crazy during lock in. Even if it has only just started. I for one can’t wait to see how many divorces and break-ups this causes. Call it morbid curiosity. Though, being a romance writer, my mind would be better served dwelling on the possibilities for true love in this situation.

A random casual hook-up turning into so much more due to weeks of forced interaction? Roommates bonding over newly revealed shared interests? Nuh. Roommates entering into a sex pact to stave off boredom! Now that could work. Broken beds and broken hearts. That’s how to get things done. With the requisite happy ever after at the end, of course.

“Excuse me!” he shouts, shoving a frustrated hand through his head of thick, wavy, dark blond hair. New phone call, I think. After all, you can’t yell at the same person all day long. How tedious would that be?

Call me distractible, but watching him is actually a hell of a lot more interesting than perfecting my Downward Dog or doing yet another inventory of my pantry. Damn Oreos. I could have sworn I had another package. Day one and I’m already out of my favorite snack. Just bring on the apocalypse already. Without Oreos my life is already functionally over.

“Are you kidding me!” The man sure has a set of lungs on him. Unfortunately, at this point, he about-faces and strides back into the apartment. Still yelling, of course, though I can’t quite make out what he’s saying.

On the plus side, in those blue jeans, his ass is a thing of wonder. Honest to God. In less pandemic-y times, I’d charge my friends a bottle of wine to come over and witness the beauty of that thing. So tight. So nice. I lick my lips. Impressively broad shoulders beneath his T-shirt too. When he paces back to the front of the apartment, I’m presented with a strong jawline, high forehead, and a nose that could be slightly crooked. At least, it will be in the book. Readers dig that shit. The hint of a complicated past with a dash of violence thrown in for good measure. Ideally, he’d have broken it defending a small child or rescuing puppies. A combination of the two, perhaps?

Yes, it’s a definite. Apart from the anger management issues, this guy is officially hot stuff. Not that I’m after an actual love interest. Just inspiration for the hero of my next book.

Which is when it hits me…big buff dude reveals surprisingly sensitive side to sexy single introverted neighbor during quarantine. Hmm. It has possibilities. I stop procrastinating and move onto the next pose, arms out in a T, legs wide, and a slow bend at the waist. I exhale, pondering the plot idea along with the thickness of his thighs. The way the denim lovingly embraces every inch of his musculature. It’s like it’s on a loop playing over and over in my head. Okay, maybe I’m a little sex starved. He can feature in my masturbatory fantasies as well. After all, he’s that kind of can-do, helpful guy. Or at least, he is in my mind. And that’s where the man will stay. At a safe and appropriate distance. For both the virus and my heart.

About Kylie Scott


Kylie is a
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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About Audrey Carlan


Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times and International bestselling author. Her titles have appeared on USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Audrey writes wicked hot love stories that have been translated in over thirty different languages across the globe. She is best known for the world-wide bestselling series Calendar Girl and Trinity.

She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she’s not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her “soul sisters,” or with her nose stuck in a steamy romance novel.

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#WOTR20 #AudioRereadReview – A Warrior Wedding: Protectors Series, Book 7 – by Teresa Gabelman – Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer

A Warrior Wedding: Protectors Series, Book 7

After a devastating blow, the VC Warriors find themselves fighting, but not an enemy they can see. Their power and expertise alone cannot save the ones they love.

Breaking new and old laws, one Warrior is determined to save his mate no matter the consequences, but will his mate agree to be his downfall.

No Warrior or main character was seriously injured during the writing of this book.



I read this book in 2015.  There was so much going on in this one so many new people being introduced and even got to see some from another series. It was amazing to listen to Jeffery Kafer bring all this back to life for me. I loved remembering all the surprises in this one.

Here is my original review:

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

I was thrilled to be reading about my warriors again. This focused on Slade and Jill. You see all the half breeds are sick and Slade is fighting against time to find a cure for Jill, Pam, Adam and the other half breeds. Their bodies are trying to fight off the man made serum they were given to turn them and they are basically starving to death.

While all this is going on Jill and Slade are suppose to get married in three weeks but Jill has a big surprise up her sleeve for everyone involved. This story also focuses on Jax and his love interest but you will have to read it yourself to find out who it is. We are introduced to an Ex-warrior, Blaze, that I’m still trying to figure out he is too quiet and seems to hold a lot of secrets and I cannot wait to find out what they are. They bring in Hunter who is a shifter from Lee County and all I can say is he fits in great with Sid and some of the warriors.

This had me on an emotional roller coaster with the twist and turns. I was laughing on second, in tears the next, and on the edge of my seat from the suspense wanting to know what was going to happen next. Yes, tears both happy tears this is finally happening cry and the ugly cry tears I cannot believe this is happening cry. The talk that Jill and her mother had was one of the scenes that choked me up as for the others you will have to read them to find out cause if I say more it will give too many things away.

I am so ready for Jax story to see how he does now that he finally admitted to himself that a certain someone is HIS and what will happen when his brother shows up.

A few of my favorites:

“Who’s fighting?” Steve walked in stopping beside Jill and stared at Sid and Blaze who were glaring at each other. “Isn’t it obvious?” Jill rolled her eyes, her power slipping away. “You think you can stop asking stupid questions and help me before they kill each other?” “Uh, no.” Steve shook his head with a snort. “I’ve stayed alive this long by not getting between huge men, and those are two big sons a bitches.” He thumbed over his shoulder at Sid and Blaze.

“Chill out, man.” Hunter worked his neck. “I’m not out for your lady, just being friendly.” “I’d say maybe, just maybe you tone down that friendliness when dealing with our mates unless you want the Slade Train to make another stop on your face,”

“This is your fault.” “My fault?” Jax glared back at her. “If this is the way you say thank you for saving you, you suck at it.” That stumped her for a second as she bit her lip. He could actually see her mind working. “Well, I wouldn’t have needed saving if you wouldn’t have made me mad.”

“Cars are hidden.” Steve gave her a thumbs up. “And let me tell you it wasn’t easy,” Trevor grumbled but smiled. “Although, that Mustang GT was freaking awesome. I think I parked that one farthest away.” “Dude, that’s Damon’s car,” Steve said as they headed down the trail where everyone was. “You better hope nothing happens to it ‘cause that mean son of a bitch decapitates people who piss him off.”

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Teresa Gabelman, writes paranormal romance and contemporary romance with a side of humor in each story. Her heroines are strong and independent keeping the sexy alpha heroes on their toes.

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!


The Protectors/The Mates (Vampire Romance Series)

Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1
Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2
Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3
Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4
Adam (The Protectors Series) Book #5
Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #6
A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors Series) Book #7
Jax (The Protectors Series) Book #8
Sloan (The Protectors Series) Book #9
Blaze (The Protectors Series) Book #10
Invisible Warrior (The Protectors Series) Book #11
Ronan (The Protectors Series) Book #12
Nicole (The Mate Series) Book #12.5
Viktor (The Protectors Series) Book #13
Tessa (The Mate Series) Book #13.5
A Warrior Christmas (The Protectors Series) Book#14
Bishop (The Protectors Series) Book #15
Pam (The Mate Series) Book #15.5

#WOTR20 #NewRelease #Review – Unforgotten Family (Ariel Kimber #6) by Mary Martel

Unforgotten Family (An Ariel Kimber Novel Book 6) by [Mary Martel]

Ariel Kimber has settled into life with her family and coven. Everything seems to be as it should, and she finally feels like she’s exactly where she needs to be in her life.
Her dad is awesome and she loves getting to know him.
Her guys are the best and she falls deeper in love with them by the day.
Her job at Fortunes for the Unfortunate does not suck and she’s more than happy to spend her days there.
Her guardians have become family to her and she finally thinks she’s living the good life.
But, like everything else in Ariel’s life, that goodness does not last.
When the Council comes to call, she answers and refuses to bend to their will. They are not men who take this lightly and there will be consequences.
And her dream walking has gotten out of control and takes her to someone she can’t forget or leave behind.
Her life quickly becomes a mess, and she’s forced to do things that threaten her relationships in order to try and dig her way out of it. She’ll do anything for the sake of her coven, but at what cost?
And will they forgive her when it’s all said and done?


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

I had so many emotions going on inside while I was reading this book.  Talk about one heck of a rollercoaster ride. There was so much love and hate going through my heart throughout this book.  I love the boys but there was a time they needed to take a step back and trust what Ariel was doing.  They should know while she does put herself in danger it is usually done out of love and for them.  The boys tend to forget that as they feel they are the ones that need to protect Ariel.

I was so sad when some showed their true colors and I like Ariel do not thing I can come back from that nor will they ever be seen is a good light. Ariel went through some tough times and is able to get back up but this wow I’m not sure this will ever be something she can get over.  I’m afraid it will have some serious consequences but no one could have expected that.  Trust me when you read about it you will understand.  Ariel has a big heart and seeing what she saw will be hard to get past but I’m sure the guys will do their best to get her through it.

I have to say I so enjoy seeing Ariel’s bond with her men grow.  There were so many wonderful scenes between her and the guys.  Loved getting to see more of the twins, Damien and Jullian.  Even enjoyed seeing a bit more of Trenton and Simon their faithfulness to Ariel warms my heart.

I love seeing Ariel’s family grow.  What started as just her has grown into her coven, Rain, Trenton and Simon, Baxter, and Isobel. Her family just keeps on growing and I love this for her.  They also find an ally in Raven.  I’m on pins and needles waiting to see what big thing is going to happen with Ariel and her growing family.

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.