Category Archives: Part of a Series

#WOTR21 #99PreOrders – Here We Go Again (April 5th) and The Playboy’s Pretend Fiancée (May 4th) , (The Fortuna, Texas Series) by Rochelle Bradley

Welcome to Fortuna, Texas where the men read romance novels. This sweet, heartwarming second chance romance is set in the small town of Fortuna and can be read as a standalone or as part of the Fortuna, Texas series.

Here We Go Again:

Lynette Dart had no intention to see her first love again. There are too many painful memories and a secret. But when Les returns to Fortuna, her heart aches to rekindle the relationship.

Les Moore hadn’t planned on bumping into his ex let alone rescuing her. Yet holding her once more feels right, even if seven years ago she’d abandoned him in his hour of need.

Can Lynette and Les put the past behind them and find their happily ever after?

Here We Go Again was originally released in Take Two: A Collection of Second Chance Stories published July 17, 2020 by Writers on the River to benefit Thistle Farms.

The Playboy’s Pretend Fiancée:
 
Welcome to Fortuna, Texas where the men read romance novels. This sweet, heartwarming romantic comedy is set in the small town of Fortuna and can be read as a standalone or as part of the Fortuna, Texas series.
 
When elderly Aunt Wanda announces she has cancer, Sawyer must wed in order to fulfill her dying wish and to receive his inheritance.
 
Stephanie accepts the playboy’s proposal hoping to bring his aunt peace, but soon reality blurs and pretend feels real.
 
Can they keep appearances up while keeping their feelings at bay and will Wanda figure out it’s a ruse?
 
The Playboy’s Pretend Fiancée was originally included in Beauty From Ashes: Authors & Dancers Against Cancer Anthology published July 27, 2020  

Goodreads – Here We Go Again

Goodreads – Pretend Fiancee

Releases April 5th – Preorder price is $.99

Here We Go Again 

Releases May 4th – Preorder price is $.99

Pretend Fiancee

Rochelle puts an artistic spin on everything she does but there are two things she fails at miserably:
1. Cooking (seriously, she can burn water)
2. Sewing (buttons immediately fall back off)

But she loves baking and makes a mean BTS (Better than Sex) cake. When in observation mode she is quiet, however, her mouth is usually open with an encouraging glass-is-half-full pun or, quite possibly, her foot.

She is a Bearcat, a Buckeye, an interior decorator, and fluent in sarcasm.

In 2008 she decided to get the stories out of her head. Midway through her first novel, hurricane Ike (yes, a hurricane in Ohio) rendered the laptop useless with a nine-day power outage. She didn’t give up, but continued to pursue her dream.

Every November Rochelle takes on the challenge of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo.org) where she endeavors to write 50,000 words in thirty days. You can often hear her cheering the Dayton, Ohio area Wrimos (those who join her in this crazy pursuit).

Rochelle shares her home with a big black cat, an itty-bitty orange tiger kitty, her daughter, her son, and her Prince.

She loves to connect with readers. You can find her on Facebook (search for Author Rochelle Bradley), Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Visit Rochelle’s website to sign up for her newsletter to keep up to date about future novels and book signings (RochelleBradley.com).

#wotr #attendingauthor #seriesstarter The Amulets (the amulet series 1) by J.Lawson

A centuries-old war, a lineage of magic thought long dead, and a girl desperately struggling to fihe4iiioood her place.

Jordan has a secret; one that’s kept her intentionally antisocial. So, when new girl Georgia moves to town and begins working at the same bookstore, she is naturally apprehensive. Yet, discovering their unanticipated connection makes her question everything she’s ever believed.

When they discover unusual happenings linked to the old mill, they along with Sawyer, handsome grandson of the town crank, find themselves forced to investigate a potentially evil source of conflict threatening the safety of their town. Will Jordan and Georgia’s common gifts, along with Sawyer’s courage and charm, be enough to get the answers they need to save the town? Or does letting yourself care just mean you have more to lose?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45017206-the-amulets?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=6Tq33Blph8&rank=4

Amazon https://amzn.to/3uAgEto

Review by Twinsie Dee

I was giving this book by the author and this is my honest opinion

Jordan lives in a small town and doesn’t really hang out with too many people only because she has a huge secret that she’s never told she can shape-shift into a wolf. She’s never met anyone else that’s like her until a mother and daughter move into town. They become close and Jordan  discovered that the new girl can also shape-shift but instead of a wolf she shifts into a bobcat. So now Jordan has a friend and she couldn’t be happier, she had someone else who was like her and she didn’t feel so alone anymore. There are a lot of mystery things that are happening in this small town that Jordan and Georgia just can’t explain so they decided to investigate what they find will shock them both or will it?  This was a good read but a little rough for me to get into in the beginning just felt like it was all over the place in the first chapter but then got back on track in the next chapter. It was a very good and quick read.

J. Lawson was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. She moved to Peoria, Illinois in 2008, where she currently resides with her husband, son, and two dogs. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a Master’s in English Literature. She has been published in multiple literary magazines, and The Amulets (book one in The Amulets Trilogy) is her debut novel. Lawson enjoys reading fantasy, thriller, mystery, and most varieties of fiction. She also loves 80s-90s rock music.

#NewRelease #ReleaseDay #Zombies – COMPROMISED: An Adult Post-Apocalyptic Romance (Ruins of Playa Azul Book 2) by H.R. Savage

Compromised (Ruins of Playa Azul #2)

We left our home in a blaze of fire…

Gunner and I clung to the hope that we were leading our group to safety. However, in the unfamiliar mountains we find something we weren’t expecting–a hidden group of people…and someone I thought was dead.

Creekside Camp offers the promise of new beginnings for our injured and hungry people, and Gunner and I are thrust into a new normal. The idea of an ordinary life with him hung in front of me like the proverbial carrot.

But secrets threaten to unravel our tentative happiness and we are suddenly confronted with threats from not only the dead–but the living as well.

Will Gunner and I finally get a chance toward happiness? Or will the secrets compromise everything we’ve worked so hard for?

NOTE: COMPROMISED is the second book in the Ruins of Playa Azul duet. You MUST read CAPTURED prior to understand the plot and characters.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

GGGGIIIIIRRRRL and Boys was I excited for this book!!  I love Zombies and book 1 blew me right out of the damn water.  I have been on pins and needles waiting for this book!!!

Ok look Gunnar….Can I just say I get why Thea was on him as often as possible because DAYUM he is all that and a bag of chips.  He is the most deliciously alpha male in this book series.  No offense Jason buuuut your small potatoes.

Thea is the bad ass chick you wanna have as your bestie if the world goes to crap.  She is the tough as nails person who will hug you and smack you upside the head to get your butt in gear and move.

The book starts up right where book 1 ended.  The rag tag team of misfits are trying to get to the mountains after defeating the bad peoples…ok monsters…in book 1.  Bad people are way too light of a term for them.  They stumble into an unprotected camp and Thea’s past is in her face before she knows it.  Talk about crazy and hard.  The leader of the new camp is friendly but…uhm…how do I say it…a sexist pig??  *GRUNT* Women do women’s work, and the manly man protect the little women folk.  *GRUNT* So yeah if you get the drift on Thea that doesn’t go well with her…LOL  LAWD do not get me started on VI!!  BAHAHAHA  She is a load of crazy and I love her so much.

When Gunnar and Thea are attacked by someone in the camp…yeah tense is a word you can use to describe the next few chapters.  Finding out that there is a secret that has been withheld from the camp is also something they have to deal with and decide what to do.

I am going to always hope for more from this series because I love zombies!!  But Jason and Vi…Come on…a little novella.  I need to know how she wormed her way into his broken heart!!

Author H.R. Savage (Heather) started reading romance at an age that made her father cringe as she tried to hide the cover behind her hands. She technically finished writing her first book in Junior High, where it mysteriously disappeared in a reformatting incident. Due to the encouragement of her English teachers at her small town school in La Verne, California, she never lost her love for the art. Now a woman who swears by the power of coffee, Chinese food, and wine (not necessarily in that order), she decided it was time to create stories from the characters in her head.

When Heather isn’t writing, outlining, or pinning pictures of hot ‘character inspirations’ on Pinterest™, she is spending time with her three beautiful children and handsome husband.

#WOTR21 #Review – Smitten by the Brit, A Sometimes in Love Novel Book 2 by Melonie Johnson

Smitten by the Brit (Sometimes in Love, #2)

DEFINITELY, MAYBE…OR LOVE, ACTUALLY? 

English professor Bonnie Blythe expects her life to play out like her favorite novels, especially now that her long-term boyfriend has finally proposed. So when a shocking discovery leads Bonnie to end her engagement, she decides to close the book on love. But the plot thickens when a brand-new character enters the scene—and quickens Bonnie’s heart.

With his brilliant blue eyes, sexy accent, and irresistible charm, Theo Wharton is like a romantic hero straight out of a Jane Austen novel. When fate places Bonnie in England for a summer—conveniently close to Theo—she realizes a hot friends-with-benefits fling is exactly what she needs to start a fresh chapter. Just as Bonnie begins to believe she’s falling in love, an eye-opening revelation into Theo’s life makes Bonnie feel like she’s wandered into one of her favorite books. Will Bonnie have the courage to risk her heart and turn the page with the dashing Brit to find her true happy ending after all?

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I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

OH THEO!!!  YES!!  I was so ready for you after the first book!!  He is totally my Mr. Darcy with his manners and polite charm….sigh right ladies!!!

Bonnie was a great character who has been through some hard times.  When your DB fiancée won’t marry you and cheats on you instead…yeah broken hearted was Bonnie.  She won’t let it stop her.  We see her and Theo giving eyes and flirting like crazy in book 1.  I was so excited to see them as the next book because I need these people to get together already!!  Theo also has his own issues because he needs to marry a certain kind of woman to please the family.  Being a Duke does have its perks and downfalls!!

This book was amazing!!  I enjoyed the first book and getting to know all the characters but this book because we KNEW everything it seemed to flow smoother.  Theo and Bonnie are such a great couple and I will definitely see myself rereading because their story was full of humor and sweetness.

A Star Wars junkie and Shakespeare groupie who quotes both Yoda and the Bard with equal aplomb, award-winning author Melonie Johnson—aka #thewritinglush—is a two-time RWA Golden Heart® finalist who loves dark coffee, cheap wine, and expensive beer. And margaritas. And mimosas. And mules. Basically any cocktail that starts with the letter m. She met her future husband in that most romantic of places—the mall—when they were teenagers working in stores across the hall from each other. Today, they live happily ever after in the magical land midway between Chicago and Milwaukee with their two redhead daughters, a dog that’s more like a small horse, and a pair of hermit crabs. After earning her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago, Melonie taught high school English and Theatre in the northern Chicago suburbs for several years. Now she writes smart and funny contemporary romance and moonlights as an audiobook narrator under the pseudonym, Evelyn Eibhlin.

Visit her at meloniejohnson.com and find her on Twitter and Instagram at @MelonieJohnson.

#WOTR21 #Paranormal #PNR #Vampire #Fae – The Vampire’s Fae (Beyond The Mist Book 2) by Valerie Twombly

The Vampire's Fae (Beyond The Mist)

An ancient vampire

For nearly two thousand years, Roman has waited for fate to bring him his mate. After he’s finally given up, she enters his life at the worst possible moment. The demon living inside him threatens to surface, and if he can’t keep it at bay, it may destroy everything in his path. Including her.

A fae princess

When a tragic accident causes Harper to gain a strange ability, she assumes her life can’t possibly get any worse. A camping trip is supposed to help the EMT clear her mind, instead it sends her into another reality where in a single day, she learns that vampires and fae are real. To make matters worse, her real father stakes his claim.

Destiny has chosen

Harper walks a thin line between what she once thought to be absolute and her new reality. One wrong step could destroy those she holds dear and ignite an age-old war. Roman falls under a powerful spell, and the one who wields the magic wants the demon inside him to kill his mate. Fate may have decided the two belonged together, but it never promised for how long.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

What a world!!  I love the paranormal worlds Valerie build’s in her stories.  Each series is different and unique with something that I think makes them stand out from others.  This series is no different.

Harper is a mess having dreams about tall dark drink of water plus all of a sudden she is healing people…uhm she is a human so what’s up with this new turn of events??  She had a terrible car accident but now she can heal herself and others….hrmmmm.  While taking a much-needed self-care weekend away to right her anxious mind she stumbles into someone hot as hell AND looks just like Mr. Dream Guy in a field.

Roman is stunned that some human has broken through the veil to his world.  How in the world has this happened and who sent her to his world?  Is she a threat?  Is she going to hurt his king? And DAYUM she is fine!!  Roman is struggling to keep his “beast” at bay.  (Remember when I said I loved how unique her series is…that story line is why….).  When Roman figures out WHO Harper is, he is so confused.  With his friend Storm AKA Harpers long lost cousin, they try to figure it out.

While Roman is struggling with his beast, Harper is struggling with finding out her dead dad isn’t so dead annnnnd he is kinda a dick…like major dick.  Harper is thrust into a new world with enemies, rules, sides, and gifts she needs to understand to fully navigate without losing her life, her mom’s life, or her mate’s life.

Seriously I loved Harper and Roman’s story!!!

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.

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#WOTR21 #Audio #SeriesStarter #Review #Mythology #Paranormal – Blood Lust, Gods of DC Book #1 by Tricia Andersen; Narrator is Claire Joseph

Blood Lust (The Gods of DC Book 1) by [Andersen, Tricia]

She doesn’t believe she has a soul.
She believes it was stolen from her when that bastard turned her into the creature she is now.
But little does she know, she does. What is there isn’t dark and twisted, defiled by the lust for blood. She is pure and loving, with a body and attitude that arouses me every moment of the day. And I will move universes and defy my father and mother to make her into something I’m worthy of loving, someone that will stay by my side through eternity.
I will fight the forces of the gods to make her mine. I won’t stop until she belongs to me forever. And how am I, just a mere fighter, going to do that?
Because, baby, I’m a god.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

I want to start by saying I LOVED Claire’s narration.  I loved how she brought the characters to life.  A bad narrator can ruin a book but I loved what she did and how she helped the story come to life.

HOLY MOLY this book knocked my socks off!!!  Paranormal meets the Greek Gods??  Uhm YES PLEASE!!! When Tricia told me about this book, I was super excited.  When I finally got the book, I was ecstatic.  I can’t say enough how much I loved reading this book.  But remembering all the Gods from college, I was like “OMG Yes I remember them.”

Juliet is a typical vampire looking to score some blood.  Well our little vampire is a little more than usual because she actually cares about who she drains dry.  She strolls into the underground MMA fight looking for meal, when she sees the most beautiful and sexy man EVAH!!  She is all “Game on” with this one.  She knows he might be a bit more of a challenge, but she is ready for it.  She is stunned when all of a sudden, the man of hour is right there at the bar hitting on her …along with others things he does with her at the bar *snickers*

Ares, the God of War, is mesmerized by the vampire at the club.  He knows she will be able to “handle his appetites” so he dives into a night of fun with the little minx.  He is loving spending time with her because she challenges him at every turn and he loves it.  He can’t get enough of her telling HIM, the God of War, No!!  I love the banter the two have because they cracked me up a lot.

When Ares and Juliet discover there are serious emotions at play, they both freak.  The last person Ares loves was Aphrodite and we all know how wonderful their relationship turned out….not good if you weren’t aware.  The last person who Juliet loved broke her heart and turned her into the creature she is now.  Love and Trust is not something these two people can willingly accept from others.

His family hates her and wants her dead.  His ex has become a bit too clingy and needy…ya know I don’t want you but I don’t want anyone else to have you type of chick *eye roll*….her maker is all about claiming what is his again after hundreds of years, PLUS the vampire hunter is closing in on Juliet.  There is so much action and so many plot twists you never see what will happen next!!  I seriously hope we get another book really soon and I am BEGGING for it to be Aletha because I just loved her so hard but Pan would be pretty funny to see which nymph captures his heart.

Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.
For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.

#wotr #attendingauthor #partofaseries Blood Magic (Ariel Kimber series 3) by Mary Martel

Ariel Kimber isn’t your average seventeen-year-old girl. She’s recently discovered she’s a witch with magic and is looking to find her place in a brand-new world. Her place in this new world is in a coven with seven guys.

After all of the horrible things she’s been forced to endure, Ariel was looking forward to building her new life with the family she’s found herself a part of and focusing on healing with Dash after what Chucky did to the both of them. After the blood that had been spilled, they all struggle to put those memories and the incident behind them. It’s easier said than done, though.

Quinton is plagued with guilt and the rest of them struggle with the fact that they almost lost one of their brothers and Ariel is left with a permanent reminder of the incident.

New bonds are forged, and just as things are starting to settle down again for Ariel and her coven, the Council of Elders makes it’s first appearance in Ariel’s life. And they don’t plan on going anywhere any time soon.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36663415-blood-magic

Amazon https://amzn.to/3cNBAEP

Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

Ariel is still trying to make it day by day after finding out that who she thought was her mother was actually her aunt that had kidnapped her as a baby and that her biological father has actually been looking for her still is crazy to her. Which each day she is learning more and more about the magical world and how dangerous it can be if a spell is not done correctly. She is also learning more about the new men in her life I mean after all she now has 7 boyfriends, the guys who weren’t on board in the beginning after what happened the last time they had a female witch are finally coming around.Mystery, love and a bit of blood this book was just as amazing as the other 2  I love this group of characters and can’t wait to find out what happens in the rest of the series.

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.

#WOTR21 #NewRelease #YA – The Amalgam (The Aberration Book 1) by Michel Prince

The Amalgam (The Aberration Book 1) by [Michel Prince]

Genetics, radioactive spiders, mutation following tainted energy drinks. No one knows what triggered teens to suddenly get powers. Abilities emerge, first sought, then destroying lives with only one link between those effected. Their birthdays all end in double zeroes.

Riley Weston wished he could be an awkward kid in high school, but life had other plans. The Aberration Laws made all around him suspect, until the wheel of fate turned to point her arrow at him.

At first being labeled an Aberration would get you locked away for the greater good. When it was discovered children born in the year two-thousand are the only ones getting powers, no one is immune. Even if your powers have yet to emerge. The government is set on owning all those in possession of abilities.

For Riley, a camp, ran by Aberrations, hides, trains, and keeps them safe. But the world wants their powers. To meld them into a force no army could defeat. Riley, and those like him, now walk the world scared, angry and afraid. Which is not the combo you want with unlimited powers.

Can Riley learn to control his gift before outside forces find him? Or before inside sources give away more than just him, but the whole camp.

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USA Today Bestselling author, Michel Prince, graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes new adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

“Ms Prince writing is like summer breeze caressing your body, slow and sultry.”-Amazon review of First and Ten.

“Michel Prince is a wonderful author with a real talent for writing.”-Amazon Review of Triple B Baking Co.

“Prince explores in her novels is interracial romance and friendships. Prince pokes fun at stereotypes, but never allows stereotypes to guide her plot. The focus is on creating two strong, independent characters who can stand on their own, but complement each other as a couple.”- Amazon Review of Silly Girl

“One Last Sunset is a well written story by the awesome Michel Prince that left me wanting to learn more about the rest of the Long family.”- Amazon Review for One Last Sunset.

“I could not put it down, and will definitely be looking for more from this Author.”-Amazon Review of Silly Girl.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel has been awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press in 2013, the service award for her local RWA chapter Midwest Fiction Writers 2013, 2014, won 2015 Sweetest Romance from IREA for Chrysalis and is a PAN member of RWA. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and new puppy.

#wotr #attendingauthor #partofaseries Bound by You (Torn Series 3.5) by J.M. Walker

Bound by a love stronger than us… Years have passed since I married him. Brett MacLean. My one. My only. We became comfortablL*e. Our lives a form of habit. But something 9was missing. That connection. That undying want. That need for each other. It was gone. While he asking ed me to trust him, he was keeping a secret. I didn’t know how long it would last before I gave up. On us.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35796920-bound-by-you

Amazon https://amzn.to/2KdKYbe

Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

Evvie and Brett have been together for 10 years and 3 beautiful children later and they are still as happy as they were in the beginning or were they? Evvie had been a stay at home mom and wife taking care of everything, while Brett went and ran all their successful businesses. But Evvie couldn’t help but feel like Brett had became distant and not attracted to her anymore, will her insecurities be what pulls them apart or will the reason he’s been distant be what they need to keep they close? A great way to rap up this amazing series.

 

J.M. Walker is an Amazon 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.

#wotr #attendingauthor #partofaseries Perfected by You (Torn Series 3) by J.M. Walker

Releasing control is relief… I was warned about men like Brett Maclean. He was dark and thrilling, intense and controlling. And he captivated me from the very start. He unleashed something inside of me like no other. His bad rep and troubled past drew me to him like gasoline feeding a flame. With just one taste, I felt the danger in him, the uncontrollable power that left me breathless. The passion consumed me. Fast and hard. Temptation couldn’t guard my heart. I should have known a man of such raw and wild desires came with competition

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35880831-perfected-by-you

Amazon https://amzn.to/2MX9q1w

Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

Finally we get to be in the mind of Brett. To see how this alpha male works and what makes him ticked. Brett is still working through his problems with his past and trying not to let his nightmares take over his life and trying not to let them hurt Evvie when he is overtaken with the demons that haunt him in them. With the help of his wife and therapist Brett still is hanging on by a thread he wants to stay in control but is slowly letting Evvie help him take some of that control over in his life.

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.