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#Review #Wotr20 #AttendingAuthor #Year5Family #MMRomance #PartOfASeries

Just as Silver begins to wonder if his casual relationship with Gold might turn into more, the two men are thrown into a position that has the lovers quickly turning into enemies.
With no way to escape each other, Silver and Gold begrudgingly agree to make the best of an impossible situation.
Will Gold’s search for perfection drive them apart or can Silver show Gold that imperfection can be beautiful?
Silver & Gold is a steamy, slow burn M/M enemies-to-lovers, forced proximity romance between two slightly self-absorbed artists.
This is the second book in the Silver in the City series.


Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48992807-silver-gold

Amazon

Review by Tenise

I was fortunate enough to get a copy of this book from the author before it was released. This is my honest review.
4 stars!

Silver & Gold is book #2 in the Silver in the City Series. Each book is about a different couple, but I highly recommend reading them in order to have a better understanding of things. Plus, each of these couples have their own things that make them AMAZING. You don’t wanna miss a thing.

What would you do if you started feeling MORE for a casual fling? If you are thinking maybe you should take things to the next level, then an unfortunate mistake, turns you into enemies?

That is exactly what happened to Benji & Rhys and now the only place they want to take things is far, far away from each other. That is kind of hard for them to do since they really have nowhere to hide.

I love this series so much! All of the men are amazing and each of them have a special place in my heart. I’m both excited and sad to read book 3. I don’t want this series to end.

A.d. Ellis is my go to when I need an MM fix. Her books always grab me from the first paragraph and don’t let go until the last word. Silver and Gold had the same effect on me. I can’t wait to read book 3 in this series.

About A.D. Ellis

A.D. Ellis is an Indiana girl, born and raised. She spends much of her time in central Indiana as an instructional coach/teacher in the inner city of Indianapolis, being a mom to two amazing school-aged children, and wondering how she and her husband of nearly two decades haven’t driven each other insane yet. A lot of her time is also devoted to phone call avoidance and her hatred of cooking.
She loves chocolate, wine, pizza, and naps along with reading and writing romance. These loves don’t leave much time for housework, much to the chagrin of her husband. Who would pick cleaning the house over a nap or a good book? She uses any extra time to increase her fluency in sarcasm.
A.D. uses she/her or they/them pronouns.
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#WOTR20 #EventHost #5YearFamily #AuthorSpotlight – Jillian Jacobs

Jillian Jacobs

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Jillian Jacobs Lover of moose and wine. Co-host of this awesome 5 year event. Love to read, kinda like to write. And I’m all about positivity!

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

I must have absolute quiet, even to the point I put on noise-cancelling ear muffs. And if I just sit down and go, I can get words down, it’s the finding long periods of time to focus that are hard.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Honestly, I love it when readers are willing to take a chance and buy a new authors book. That always makes me happy.

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

TJ Klune. Ad Ellis got to meet him and she took a pic with him for me.

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 have no schedule. I’m a writing doosh-canoe at the moment.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

As an author, the very first time you hold a paperback is pretty awesome. But as just me, the day I met Becca Stevens the founder of Thistle Farms. And what made that special was I was with my WOTR Team.

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

I feel like my Kindle is my most prized possession because I need to get a new one but I’m holding on to this one like it’s some kind of ancient treasure. My most prized possession in a hand held book though, hmmm…all of the ones I’ve kept to read again in the seven thousand bookcases I have.

What are your social links?

Website: www.jillianjacobs.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GreenMooseProd
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenMooseProd/
Amazon Author Page: http://bit.ly/JillianJacobsAMZAuthorPage
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/JillianJacobs

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

Go to my website jillianjacobs.com But here is my book list with mini-descriptors

STEAMY NOVELLA!
Insider **99cents**
Trapped together, raw passions are exposed and years of denial culminate in an insatiable desire for more.

CONTEMPORARY COUPLET
FOR APRIL **99cents**
FOR RYAN
What happens when a tattooed bad boy falls for a Senator’s daughter?

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE SERIES
Ember’s Center Book 1 **99cents**
Start the O-Line series with a love triangle. Star football player or trusted counselor? Who would you choose?
Rachel’s Guard Book 2
One hidden secret. One tragic mistake. Two lives converge to discover one final truth.
Maude’s Score Book 3
He knows how to play the game, but can he win when the stakes turn deadly?
Clayton’s Star Book 4
A Hollywood starlet fearlessly prepares for danger but is unprepared for the perils of love.
Erik’s End Book 5
Families aren’t always bound by blood.

PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Water’s Threshold Book 1 **99cents**
What happens when a water-girl falls for a sexy scientist?
Fire’s Field Book 2
Fire plus witch equals steamy romance
Air’s Vision Book 3
She sees aura’s. He’s finally grounded. Together they complete the Elementals trilogy

M/M
Spotlight
Can they find a new rhythm for their love? Or are too many past mistakes in the Spotlight?

Website: www.jillianjacobs.com
Amazon Author Page: http://bit.ly/JillianJacobsAMZAuthorPage

#Wotr20 #Review – Before Him Comes Me by: Alexandria Sure


Faced with an unexpected choice, a simple nod is all it will take to change the course of Zara’s life.

Bound to a life predetermined by the restrictive traditions of her community, Zara is offered a glimmer of hope by a complete stranger, a man selected for her. She can choose to walk away from the life she has been trained for.

Make new friends and lose her best friend.
Explore new places and lose her home.
Find herself and lose herself.

Will Zara nod and risk everything she knows to discover who she is meant to be?

**Disclaimer**

Although this book is BDSM theme it is not an erotic/a genre. No Sex scenes invovled, BHCM is categorized as a NA Contemporary Romance Genre.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26483476-before-him-comes-me?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=bBj0SDbMso&rank=3

Review by Tenise

3.5 rounded up to 4

I borrowed this book from Kindle Unlimited.

Zara was groomed her entire life to be a submissive. Her life was never really her own and her future had already been decided. Zara has a mind of her own, Hope’s and dreams. She has resigned to know none of these things will ever be a possibility for her. Her life and future have already been decided for her by her father and the other members of The Kings Council.

Ceremony day has arrived and Zara reluctantly gets ready- she has been dreading this day. Then at the last moment, Zara is offered a choice- continue on with a life that has been decided for her or follow her own path. What will Zara choose?

The plotline for Before Him Comes Me was very original. I can’t say I have ever come across a BDSM themed book or any book for that matter that has been quite like it.

I really felt for Zara, she was never allowed to think for herself. To be herself. It was interesting to follow her on her journey, to see if she thought the decision she made was the right one. Because, no matter what path she chose, she would have to live with that choice for the rest of her life. (less)

 

Alexandria Sure is from Michigan and adores her supportive family, her two rescue pups, and her mighty Spartans. Her coffee obsession leads her to writing in local coffee shops where characters come alive between salted caramel lattes and large cups of “cold brew extra cream two Splenda,” which are usually on the counter when she walks in because the baristas know her car. (Thanks, Biggby!)

When she is not writing, she spends a great deal of her time perfecting her craft. She is an active member of Capital City Writers Association and attends several writing conferences each year.

Sure’s first novel, Before Him Comes Me, is an unconventional romance of self-discovery, described by readers as “the first BDSM book with no sex.”

https://alexandriasure.com/

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Krystle Able

Krystle Able

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I am a multi-genre author who writes mostly romance, paranormal, and thrillers, although I do have women’s fiction releasing in 2020, as well as three YA titles which will publish under K.I. Able. I am from central Illinois and lived here my entire life. When I’m not writing, I enjoy traveling, cooking, and hanging out with my kids and husband.

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

I like to write in the quiet. A corner of my bedroom is set up as an office and that’s where I like to write most of the time, although I do like to go out to Panera once in a while. I don’t snack while writing very often because the keyboard gets dirty :/ but I do always need either a coffee or iced tea to drink.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love signings because I get to be surrounded by sometimes a few hundred people that all love the exact same things I do. Everyone in the room has something in common.

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

Tarryn Fisher, Caroline Kepnes, and Colleen Hoover

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 am a freelance web content writer in addition to being a fiction author so I feel like I am writing from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed most days.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Signing at WOTR last year is up there 🙂

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

surprisingly no

What are your social links?

facebook.com/krystleableauthor

instagram.com/krystleable

krystleable.net

facebook.com/groups/krystlebookclub

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

amazon.com/author/krystleable

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Sutton Bishop

Sutton Bishop

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Sutton Bishop (Please cut the following info as you want. I’m sure I’ve provided far too much. 🙂 )

I’m a Midwest mom of four—two of each, ranging from 18 to 26-years-old, and married to the love of my life. I have degrees in anthropology, forensics, and history. Traveling is my passion, most notably to places where I can explore the past.

Afraid to Fall, Ancient Passages Book 1, is my debut romance and is set in Guatemala. I am most comfortable writing from what I know. I’ve visited almost all of the countries in Central American, spending the more extensive time in Nicaragua, Mexico, and Guatemala. In Nica, I work with young girls who have been sexually assaulted and removed from their homes. I’m astounded by their warmth, spirit, and grace. I have an even deeper affinity for Guatemala; one of my sons is Mayan.

When traveling, I immerse myself, absorbing history, culture, and peoples’ stories. I take tons of photos, with permission, and journal. The majority of my storyboard photos for Afraid to Fall are mine, and they triggered memories and helped create story threads. This is also true for Afraid to Hope, Ancient Passages Book 2, releasing early 2020. Afraid to Hope is set in Morocco. Readers first met the main character in Afraid to Fall. (Yes, I have have traveled to Morocco for archaeology.) At this time, Book 3 will be set in Europe.

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

I’m fortunate to office out of our home. I listen to different play lists, depending on what kind of scenes I’m imagining and writing. I primarily work in Scrivener off my Mac and an extra-large monitor, so that I’m able to move between research, notes, and the story. My desk is large and my chair is adjusted to fit only me. I also have a foot rest for my very short legs (I’m 5’2″). I scrap writing when there’s a bunch of stuff going on (like painters this past summer or when outr internet was down for a day shy of eight weeks) or we have company or family staying with us.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love to interact with new-to-me readers, my readers, and the romance tribe, including getting to know other authors.

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

Amy Tan, Margaret Atwood, Diana Gabaldon, Megan March, Anne Lamott, Jane Austen, Isabel Allende, JK Rowling, Mary Shelley, Dan Brown, Nicolas Sparks, Robert Ludlum, Booth Tarkington, Dr. Seuss, Clive Cussler (I could go on and 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?

It’s a combo. I’m consistent when there aren’t any tasks on my family/mom/wife task calendar.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I have two: 1) Receiving the first proof of Afraid to Fall. I cried. 2) Watching Afraid to Fall being printed by the local printer I use. OMG!

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

I still have all of my childhood books. I grew up with little and received a book on my birthday and at Christmas every year. My mom dated and wrote in each one. They’ve become even more special after she died.

What are your social links?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/SuttonBishop Facebook: http://bit.ly/2CyWgAv

Author Sutton Bishop’s Posse: http://bit.ly/2C8rjDb Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorsuttonbishop/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/authorsuttonbishop/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SuttonBishop2 @suttonbishop2

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

Amazon (Kindle, KU, and paperback): https://amzn.to/2AmLLPl
Barnes & Noble (paperback): https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/afraid-to-fall-sutton-bishop/1129518220
Signed Copies: https://www.authorsuttonbishop.com/signed-books.html

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Cindy Tanner

Cindy Tanner

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Cindy Tanner. As an only child that grew up on a farm in rural Indiana an overactive imagination developed out of necessity. I started making up stories before I could write. I love animals and have a tendency to collect the ones need a home. I love reading as much as I love writing and cannot stay in one genre for either!

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

When I’m writing I need music to set the mood for whatever scene I’m writing *wink* and snacks (Reese’s pieces or peanut butter M&M are my favorite)

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

BOOKS! Getting to buy new books, getting to talk to people that love books as much as I do, and best of all getting to talk to the author that created the awesome stories I love reading!

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

Diana Gabaldon

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

When I can keep a consistent schedule I feel invincible however I let life (and my son) distract me more than I should. I do dedicate time everyday to write even if it is just a few hundred words on my phone.

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

Goofy’s Big Race. It was my Dad’s favorite book to read to me. He quoted it to me growing so many time especially when I would get frustrated when things weren’t happening as fast as I wanted. He passed away about a year and a half before I had my son. I still have the copy that my dad always read to me. Now I read it to my son. It means the world to me to be able to share something with my son that I enjoyed so much with my dad.

What are your social links?

Website:
https://www.cindytanner.com
Instagram:
www.instagram.com/cindytannerauthor
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/authorcindytanner/
Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/CindyTannerAuthor
BookBub
https://www.bookbub.com/profile/cindy-tanner

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

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Cindy-Tanner/e/B0746RHQ9N

#WOTR20 #5YearFamily #AuthorSpotlight – Lisa Caviness

Lisa Caviness

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Lisa Caviness. Lisa Caviness is an award-winning author or romantic thrillers and suspense novels. She loves dreaming up story ideas where her characters are pushed to their limits during dangerous and blood-tingling adventures. As a lifelong reader of an eclectic pool of books from mystery/thrillers, science fiction, contemporary romance, and the classics, Lisa has never been without a book on the nightstand and a long to be read list. Although she began crafting stories as a child, she also held a deep interest in science. After college, she worked as a registered nurse before starting a career as a clinical project manager in medical research. She has lived in Boston, Massachusetts and now makes her home in Indiana with her husband, kids, and an affectionate black cat.

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

When I’m writing I like to have a beverage close by whether it be water, coffee, or tea. If I’m in the zone the noise level doesn’t matter but when I’m struggling then I listening to study concentration music on Youtube or Spotify.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Engaging with readers and talking about books is, of course, my top priority. Whether they are buying my books or not I find it fun and interesting to learn about their perspective on books and what they enjoy reading. I also love meeting other authors. I usually try to make a sweep of the room before the signing starts to introduce myself.

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

I’d love to meet Melinda Leigh, Lisa Gardner, Beverly Jenkins, Vince Flynn, Peter Swanson, and Elizabeth Hayes. I find their stories amazing. I can’t choose just one and there are more than I listed here!

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’d love to have a set schedule but everyday is bit different but I rarely miss a day where I don’t write something.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The moment I saw my first book in print. It’s a feeling like no other!

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

My copy of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle is my favorite book. After reading this book, as a young girl, I got the urge to write my own stories for the first time.

What are your social links?

Website: http://www.lisacavinessauthor.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LisaCaviness1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisaCavinessWriter
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14668568.Lisa_Caviness
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/lisa-caviness

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

https://amazon.com/author/lisacaviness

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight #5YearFamily – H. D’Agostino

Heather D'Agostino

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

H. D’Agostino I’m a mother of 2, and live in beautiful central NY. I’ve been self published since 2013. I write contemporary, new adult, and romantic suspense. In addition to writing, I’m a full time nanny to three year old twin girls.

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

I write in my office or during nap time. I need quiet. I don’t do well with noise and am easily distracted. I usually have something to drink nearby, coffee if it’s morning or water any other time.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

meeting new authors and networking with other industry peeps.

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

SC Stephens or Jamie McGuire

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 during the week at the same time. Weekends it varies on what I’m doing. If there’s a chance I’ll have a few minutes, then the laptop comes with me. You never know when inspiration is gonna hit.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Meeting my besties at Indie Unmasked. Things haven’t been the same since.

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

anything that’s signed and duh, because it’s signed.

What are your social links?

www.facebook.com/H.DAgostino.Author
www.twitter.com/hdagostino001
www.instagram.com/hdagostino001

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

www.amazon.com/author/h.dagostino

#WOTR20 #Paranormal #KU #Shifters – Fondant Fox: A Kinship Cove Fun & Flirty Romance (Mates & Macarons #4) by Ellis Leigh

Fondant Fox: A Kinship Cove Fun & Flirty Romance (Mates & Macarons Book 4)

The road to forever is paved with good intentions…or bad ones hidden under the guise of education. The fourth story from the Cake-ily Ever After bakery in Kinship Cove is about to take you back to class.

***

It sucks to be invisible. In the diner my family owns, I’m just the sister who gets stuff done. My entire skulk seems to forget about me on a weekly basis. So color me tickled when the fates drop my fated mate–a hunky, nerdy-hot wolf shifting professor–directly in my path. But not all matings go as planned, mine included.

He’s smart, he’s hot, and he’s decided to use our bond for research instead of actually getting to know me. And did I mention he used to buy my best friend’s worn undergarments? Thanks for that, fates.

Undies aside, my wolf shifter professor is about to learn his toughest lesson ever–never go up against a fox shifter in a battle of wit or will. We’re sneaky, smart, and not afraid to take an opponent to the mattresses to win a battle.

FONDANT FOX is the latest paranormal romance from USA Today bestselling author Ellis Leigh. The story is part of the Shifters In Love: Fun & Flirty world but is a standalone romance with wit, snark, and more than just flirting.


Goodreads



I purchased this book.

FINALLY Misty gets her man even if it was a bit rocky to start off.

Misty had been the rock the Chance sisters needed to get their matings off the group.  She has been their to help guide them and push them when needed.  I was so happy when I saw she finally got a mate.

Now about her mate….awkward is a word to describe him.  I am not talking about his nerdy exterior either.  I mean how he knows about the town and his connection to the town.  He was one of the guys who would buy Maddie’s dirty panties….EWWWWWW but then we find out why and the skeevy natire kinda goes down.

However, Misty’s heart is soon breaking when she learned her mate isnt interested or doesn’t believe in matings…….sniff….he is only interested in Research.  God Love Misty for taking him on and challenging him to bonding with his wolf and with her.

I liked Clark as he reminded me of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory!!  LOL

A storyteller from the time she could talk, USA Today bestselling author Ellis Leigh grew up among family legends of hauntings, psychics, and love spanning decades. Those stories didn’t always have the happiest of endings, so they inspired her to write about real life, real love, and the difficulties therein. From farmers to werewolves, store clerks to witches—if there’s love to be found, she’ll write about it. Ellis lives in the Chicago area with her husband, daughters, and a German Shepherd that refuses to leave her side.

#WOTR2020 #Review – Unexpected Surrender – by: JM Walker

Unexpected Surrender (A Standalone Novel)


I am Luther Knight.
Powerful. Businessman. I own everything and everyone around me.
Until her.
Lexi Adams challenges me in ways I never knew I needed.
She’s defiant and stubborn, unwilling to show me her true submission.
She turns my whole world upside down and no matter how much I ignore it, I can’t help but
crave her.
When she becomes desperate, The Club is all that she has, and I watch as she falls for her
Master.
She’s confused, conflicted, and unable to decide who she wants more. Me or Him.
But the difference between her and I? I know what I want. Her.
And I won’t stop until I have her at my side.
Forever.

Goodreads

Amazon

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

Holly Hotness!!! This book took me for a ride.  Lexi Adams is trying to make ends meet and keep her family deli. When her brother gets involved in some bad things that brings Luther to Lexi’s doorstep.

Luther gives Lexi the option to help out her brother. OK so it may not be an option. She ends up joining Luther’s club to save her brother. Talk about Lexi having a head trip she has feelings for her Master but she also is falling for Luther. I’m telling you This story had me on my toes. I don’t want to say too much about the story I’m afraid I will give things away. Trust me you will want to read this to find out the journey Lexi goes on and Luther for that matter.

I loved the chemistry Luther and Lexi have together. The twist and turns this book took me on had my pulse racing. I thought I had it all figured out and BOOM here came a twist. This book has it all and I enjoyed every second of it.  Great job JM Walker.

A few of my favorites:

“Yes, Lexi. No woman has ever affected me like this.” I chewed my bottom lip. “You terrify me.” He smirked, “Good.”

“I-I don’t control you.” He chuckled, blowing a hot stream of air over my mound. “Yeah. You do, Lexi. In more ways than I care to admit.”

I was obsessed with them. I couldn’t get them out of my head. I swear, it was just pie I wanted from her.”

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who recently 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