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#WOTR20 #Review – Blindly Indicted (Paranormal Prison) by Katie May

Blindly Indicted (Paranormal Prison)

I lived my life as a prisoner.

I’ve always been told stories about the real world, but I haven’t seen it for myself. All I have ever known is pain.

And darkness.

They tell me I have been blind since birth.

When I make my escape, I think freedom is finally within my grasp…

Until I’m captured by the paranormal police for a murder I didn’t commit. Apparently, I have powers—powers I have always suspected myself of having.

Normal people can’t see through other people’s eyes, right?

Thrust into Nightmare Penitentiary, I meet a group of hard, alpha, psychotic inmates who believe I’m the answer to all their prayers. Me? I’m just trying to survive and figure out what it means to live. My new home isn’t just a prison, but a labyrinth with horrors around every corner.

But what if the cost of my life is my freedom? Am I willing to trade one cage for another?

Welcome to Nightmare Penitentiary where you come in handcuffs and leave in a body bag.

This is NOT a bully romance. These men are all hardened criminals and extreme alphas, but they adore their female. Be prepared to enjoy a painfully naïve female main character who slowly grows as the book progresses and a group of psychotic, murderous males. This book contains strong language, sexual situations, and a reverse harem romance.


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Welcome to the Land of Misfit Toys…only for Monsters. I loved the concept of this story and was sucked right in once I read the blurb. I am rounding this up to 4 because there were some really amazing parts of the story. I started the book and was completely engrossed, I mean completely sucked in. We start right when Nina is escaping a hell hole. She is blind but can see through other’s eyes. She has been held captive from a very young age. When the author puts in the blurb “ Be prepared to enjoy a painfully naive female main character who slowly grows as the book progresses…”, this is exactly what you will get. Nina is smart but really is painfully naive and at times I had to roll my eyes at just how dense she was. But we get beyond this, she is being framed for a murder she didn’t commit and is deposited in Nightmare Penetentiary, a labryinth prison for paranormal criminals. Little does she know, her best friend, Kai, who was imprisoned with her in the hell hole she escaped from, ends up being king of the prison she is deposited in. But from here we meet all of his comrades, right hand men, lackeys, whatever you want to call them. They are all equally as twisted and insane as the next but all very different from one another. The one thing they have in common is Nina. They are all drawn to her. Here is where the book lost me for a bit…We have to get to know her harem. Which is great and what we need to do but some of it took much more time than needed and sometimes felt a little unnecessary to the story itself. I was expecting more of the “action” and “story” while getting to know these crazy men with all their hawtness and alpha crazy coming out, but it seemed like the “action” and “story” were put on hold while getting to know them. However, the storyline amps back up again and takes you into a lot of “WTFs” and “where the hell did that come from?” type of stuff. So, it indeed drew me back in and turned out to have some crazy twists and turns that I needed. Although this isn’t one of my absolute favorites, I did enjoy the story and am intrigued enough to check out other stories from this author.

Katie May

Hello!
Well, I’m supposed to talk about something interesting. So I have two cats and two dogs (killing it). I am a romance author. I love to write and read anything with a strong, female lead and the men who love her.

#Wotr #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter Deranged a Hades and Persephone Story (Twisted Myth Book 1) by Monica Corwin

Since I was old enough to understand I knew I was worthless. A girl child when my powerful politician of a mother prayed for a boy. Someone to mold in her image. I stayed out of her way, until I couldn’t, and she made me regret every stumble, every misstep, every breath.

Like clockwork, she paid off doctors to drag me into a mental hospital at her most crucial career moments. I rotted behind cinderblock walls for six months at a time. It became my life…until I met him.

Ash. A one night stand in the back seat of his car turns into my only solace while locked away. He pretends I’m just another patient, until I force him to see me…the woman…Kory…someone who needs him more than anyone else.

My mother is a monster. I’m nothing more than a pawn. But Ash…he’s my salvation.

Hades and Persephone like you’ve never seen them. This is magic, this is menace, this is myth…with a dark twist.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49686246-deranged

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When six months of the year Kory’s mom puts her up into a mental institution so that she isn’t in the way during her political campaign. One thing Kory’s mom never figured was that the doctor would actually look into her daughters past and figure out that there was really nothing wrong with her and there’s no reason she need to be mentally instituted. Until Ash came along he was a doctor that was going to look into all of his patients passed and try to figure out the real reason why all the past doctors would allow this to happen. It didn’t matter to him that Kory’s  mom was famous political personnel running for presidential office and had paid all the doctors to basically babysit her daughter. He was going to do what his rights were to make it his patient and get her out of the mental institution. But things seem to get tricky when lust fogs both Kory and Ash’s mine and they start falling for each other things get tricky and some might have to sell their soul to the devil. It’s over it was very enjoyable book not as dark as I thought it was going to be, but I really enjoyed it and it was pretty quick read.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Monica Corwin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She is an outspoken writer attempting to make romance accessible to everyone, no matter their preferences. As a Northern Ohioian, Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and a dislike of Michigan football. Monica owns more books about King Arthur than should be strictly necessary. Also typewriters…lots and lots of typewriters.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter How to Spell Disaster (Unfortunate Spells Book 1) by Jennifer Laslie


Being careless with magic is the best way to spell disaster.

Tucker didn’t think his love life could get any worse, until he comes across an antique spell book. When the translation goes awry, instead of finding one girl, he’s bombarded by women left and right. Now it’s jeopardizing both his job and sanity.

Tucker seeks answers at the occult shop, but the witchy owner advises him magic can’t always fix his problems. This time, only true love’s first kiss can lift the spell.

As the magic grows stronger, Tucker isn’t sure how much longer he can survive. But finding the right woman to kiss shouldn’t be too hard. Right?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41154365-how-to-spell-disaster?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=nLlvrLzsHo&rank=3

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Spell-Disaster-Unfortunate-Spells-Book-ebook/dp/B07Q9LQZSN/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2331DOWO2KCLY&dchild=1&keywords=jennifer+laslie&qid=1586276883&sprefix=Jennifer+Las%2Caps%2C191&sr=8-1

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Tucker wasn’t your typical guy, ok well he was for the most part. He went to work, ordered out, lived alone but he also enjoyed a good antique book, so when his best friend Brantley got a super old book in his family’s shop he called Tucker to let him know. So tucker rushed over to check it out and was super excited about this book. Turns out it was some type of spell book, and well Tucker’s love life wasn’t the greatest so once he figured out what was in the book he didn’t figure a little love spell would hurt to, well would it? After casting the spell nothing outta the blue happened the next day just maybe a few new eyes looking at him from women who never looked his way before, well after a few days Tucker got more nothin he had bargained for with this love spell because every woman in the tri- state area wanted a crack at him and when he finds out only true loves first kiss will break the spell he truly finds out that its gonna be harder to break this spell then he thinks. This book was down right hilarious, thinking that most guys would love to have every women chasing after him would be a dream come true and then regret if it the moment it happens. Don’t mess with magic kids is the moral of this story lol.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Jennifer Laslie is a crazy cat lady who lives in Utah with her wonderful family. Her office affords her a mountain view that she loves! When she’s not thinking about cheesecake or cats, she can be found in the bookstore in the Young Adult section, coffee in hand.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter Widower’s Aura (St. Fleur Series 1) by Aj Renee


He’s a guilt-ridden single father and she’s a believer in second chances.

Sofia Brazier lives in a world full of colors.

Her ability to see auras has been useful in her career as a juvenile probation officer in New Orleans, but when things go south, she escapes to the small town of St. Fleur.

The photography business is her chance to try to rid her life of all the dark auras surrounding the damaged souls she once tried helping.

But her comfortable new world is upended when widower, and ex-security-forces-turned-handyman hunk, Noah Tyler enters the local pub and her life.

Noah knows better than to get involved with the voluptuous beauty who has captivated his every thought.

The guilt of his wife’s murder still weighed on his heart, and he needed to focus on his daughter.

That is, until his daughter vandalizes Sofia’s building and effectively seals their fate.

After cutting his daughter a break, Sofia begins tearing down the walls he built after his wife’s death.

Just when life finally seems worth living for Noah, Sofia finds herself the victim of a string of crimes. Can he protect Sofia when he failed to protect the only other woman he’s ever loved?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30173032-widower-s-aura?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=W7zTWmd0iY&rank=1

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Widowers-Aura-St-Fleur-1/dp/1536874477/ref=sr_1_12?keywords=Aj+Renee&qid=1580995131&sr=8-12

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All Sofia wanted to do was get away from her past and start fresh. Driving to St. Fleur a small town where everyone knows everyone is just what she needed and taking a chance on a building to open up her photography business is just want she needed to start fresh. One night when Sofia was out with the girls at the local pub next door she caught sight of a hottie getting some food and she noticed she couldn’t read his aura. She had the gift to see people’s emotions and true intention through their auras and she could not figure out why she could see his. Noah is a hot single dad in town, and when his teenage daughter gets caught vandalizing Sofia’s building that’s the moment that they both knew something was off and that they should stay away from each other for both their sakes. They each thought nonstop about the other and well do they get their HEA or will their past get the best of them tearing something that never happened apart before it could even get started. This is such a great book with small town romance, hot gossip and even crazier mysterious things that will keep you on your toes.

Review by Twinsie Dee

AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter Control Us by JM Walker


Zach She was innocent. Passionate.Fierce.After Luna Stone and I went from friends to lovers, my only purpose was showing her how worthy I was. But how could I convince her when I didn’t believe it myself? I craved her touch and her smiles but most of all, her heart.I vowed to protect her and show her father that I could be the man for his daughter. I pushed.She pulled.And when all was said and done, I’d have to go through an even higher power to prove that I deserved her…Myself.*LunaHe was quiet.Withdrawn.Intense.Zach Porter and I had been friends since we were kids, but it had never amounted to anything more than that. Until now.But as close as we were getting, he was still closed off. He protected his heart and put up walls, even though he had no reason to. He shoved.I grabbed hold and never let go.If I didn’t fight for what was ours, he’d succumb to his demons and believe their vicious words telling him that he’s not good enough. To give up.On us.

Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44422339-control-us

Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/Control-Next-Generation-J-M-Walker/dp/1989782019/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3Q5X5BBUQRDFJ&keywords=jm+walker&qid=1583245231&sprefix=Jm+w%2Caps%2C185&sr=8-3

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Wow wow wow, Luna wanted it all a family, career and her best friend since they were kids. Zach was a troubled kid then was adopted into a loving house, but that didn’t stop the torture he went through as a child from creeping into his mind. Once these two let their feelings be known nothing could stand in their way well except for Luna’s dad that is no one was good enough for his daughter. But Zach and Luna didn’t care they wanted what they wanted but his past might just get in the way of their happiness. This book was amazing there aren’t enough words to use to describe how wonderful it is with some twist and turns and shocking surprises it’s gonna get you hook line and sinker.

Review by Twinsie Dee

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.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter Marry Me (Lyrics and Love) Book #1 by Samantha Lind


What do you do when you receive a wedding invitation from the one girl you always thought you would marry?

Sam- Lauren and her twin brother were my best friends growing up. She captured my heart from the moment I first saw her dancing through the sprinkler. I always kept my feelings hidden though, standing back as she dated other guys, afraid to cross that line and risk losing her. I even went out with a few girls myself, but no one ever measured up.

Then that dreaded day arrived, and I knew I’d lost her forever.

Lauren- Sam was always my constant. My rock. My best friend. That feeling, the one I only got around him, had never been matched by another man. But Sam never showed me he felt anything more for me than friendship, so I moved on…

Now, standing at the end of the aisle, ready to walk to my forever, my mind spins with what-ifs. Do I keep moving forward, knowing a man who loves me is at the end? Or do I risk it all, for the one man I’ve always wanted, and hope he wants me in return.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40185364-marry-me

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Marry-Me-Lyrics-Love-Book-ebook/dp/B07H5DPDB5/ref=sr_1_5?crid=7SOQTTI1B7KN&keywords=samantha+lind&qid=1580924092&sprefix=Samantha+l%2Caps%2C191&sr=8-5

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When one of my favorite songs inspires an author to write a book then you know I’m goin to read it. Marry me by Thomas Rhett is a beautiful song and while reading this book about Sam and Lauren’s relationship throughout life you picture the beautiful music video during part of the book. At nine years old Sam watched a u-haul pull into the house across the street and hoped that his new neighbors would have a child that he could play with and get a new friend well they had twins Steven and Lauren and Sam was so excited. Fast forward to college and Lauren is now introducing her new boyfriend Brad to Steven and Sam and that’s it Sam’s heart drops and he has a feeling that he isnt going to get Lauren and they will container to be friends. Now Lauren is getting ready to walk down the isle to Brad, Sam is back in town for the wedding but jut cant stand to see the  woman who has his heart walk into the arms of another guy. But Lauren has been having a feeling that she is about to make the biggest mistake of her life by marrying Brad because deep down she just feels like it hound be Sam. Will these two find their way to one another after all theses years or will Lauren use pass off her feelings as cold feet and continue on with the wedding she has always pictured. This book is amazing and you will absolutely love it.

Review by Twinsie Dee

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

#Review #YAThriller #Standalone The Twin by Natasha Preston


After their parents divorced, 10-year-old twins Ivy and Iris were split up–Ivy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. Now, after a tragic accident takes their mom’s life, the twins are reunited and Iris moves in with Ivy and their dad. Devastated over Mom’s death, Iris spends the first few weeks in almost total silence–the only person she will speak to is Ivy. Iris feels her life is over and she doesn’t know what to do. Ivy promises her twin that she can share her life now. After all, they’re sisters. Twins.

It’s a promise that Iris takes seriously. And before long, Ivy’s friends, her life at school, and her boyfriend, Tyler, fall under Iris’s spell. Slowly, Ivy realizes she’s being pushed out of her own life. But she’s just being paranoid, right? And Mom’s accident was . . . just an accident. Right? It’s not like she–or Dad–or Tyler–are in any danger

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46224742-the-twin

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Twin-Natasha-Preston/dp/0593124960/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Natasha+Preston&qid=1584404736&sr=8-1

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Ivy and Iris had their world turned upside down after their mom was found dead at the bottom of a hill during her run. Iris had to pack up her life in the city with their mom and move in with Ivy and their dad in the country with a new school, town and no friends. Ivy is willing to help her adjust but Iris just isn’t letting her in and Ivy is the type of person that needs to fix everything if her can. Ivy has it all the perfect boyfriend, a great group of friends, the fastest swimmer on the swim team and straight A’s shes worked her ass off for all of that. But she does notice that something is really off with Iris she hasn’t mourned the loss of their mom not a single tear, and Ivy just isn’t sure that something isn’t or has been off with her sister just just isn’t sure what it is, well until everyone starts to turn against her and they all think shes losing her mind, and that’s exactly where Iris wants her, but Ivy isn’t giving up her life without a fight so Check and mate Bitch.

Review by Twinsie Dee

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Cellar and The Cabin. Romance and YA Thriller writer, Tom Hardy enthusiast, and always buried in a book.

#Review #ShortStory #PartofaSeries Resolution Baby Batter (Resolution Pact) by Frankie Love

Let’s get a bun in her oven.

I’m a cop with a sweet tooth and Dolly’s the treat I’m craving.

She’s finally ended things with her deadbeat boyfriend and I’m not missing the chance to make her mine.

Dolly’s the owner of my favorite donut shop and the woman with the best Bavarian cream in the city.

Damn, I love her jelly filling, her chocolate frosting, her perfect donut hole.

She may know how to make a mean old fashioned, but I know how to whip up baby batter that will get her maple glazed.

It’s a new year, and I’m ready to do more than get a bun in her oven.

I’ll be her baby daddy and her dream come true.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43547172-resolution

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Resolution-Baby-Batter-Short-Story-ebook/dp/B07MMBPN5B/ref=sr_1_16?crid=1CV7CRW3O2EOQ&keywords=resolution+pact&qid=1579021974&sprefix=Resolution+p%2Caps%2C177&sr=8-16

Dune only wants one thing this girl who makes delicious donuts. He stops at her shop everyday and its a new year so he’s going to let her know how he feels even though she has a boyfriend he doesn’t care he needs to get it off his chest. Dolly isn’t like the rest of her friends she’s ready to settle down get married and have a baby, so when she finally tells her boyfriend that she wanted to make this year hers and have a baby and marriage he wasn’t in to that so they broke up. Heartbroken Dolly goes and bakes it makes her feel better and she spots Dune at the front door. Will these two make the new year theirs and make something sweeter then donuts or will they get their donuts burnt? This was a good story all the donut puns are a little too much lol but it was a great short read

Review by Twinsie Dee

Frankie Love writes filthy-sweet stories about bad boys and mountain men. As a thirty-something mom to six who is ridiculously in love with her own bearded hottie, she believes in love-at-first-sight and happily-ever-afters. She also believes in the power of a quickie.

Get ready to fall in love … you deserve it!

#Review #ShortStory #PartofaSeries Resolution First Kiss (Resolution Pact) by Kelli Callahan


I want my first kiss, and a whole lot more…

I’m done being the girl that’s never been kissed.

I’ve just been invited to spend New Year’s Eve with Bradley Remington.

He’s hot-as-sin. Gorgeous. Everything I could want and more.

We all know what happens at midnight. Right?

The fireworks won’t be the only thing that goes boom..

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43581115-resolution

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Resolution-Pact-First-Short-Story-ebook/dp/B07MTJLYJ6/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=Resolution+pact&qid=1578940230&sr=8-5

Brittney just wanted one thing heading into the new year her first kiss and she was hoping New Year Eve was going to the night. After heading to a party and her best friend ditching her she decided she was going to leave and just finish the night at home in her jammies. On the way she had enough of the heels and stopped in front of a building to shuck the shows. When a limo pulled up and this hottie got out and asked her to join him on the roof for a party. This was it her first kiss the clock strikes midnight the ball dropped and well Bradley was no where to be found. But that’s not all he i bound determined to make it up to Brittney. Will she get her first kiss and will it be everything she has ever dreamed of or will it just turn out to be more then anything after all new year new me taking chances and making things happen. This was a cute short read with lots of hot moments.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Kelli writes hot and steamy romances with delicious alpha males who will not stop until they get the women they crave exactly where they want them. Kelli’s heroes are tough as nails, hot as sin, and underneath the rough exterior is a heart of gold begging to be unleashed. If you think you can tame them, you’re probably right, but it won’t be an easy journey.

Make no mistake, Kelli’s stories will give you the happily ever after you need, but they’re also steamy and packed from cover to cover with exactly what you’re looking for late at night when you leave your panties by the door.

#WOTR2020 – #Review – Dead Girls: A New Adult Paranormal Romance by Krystle Able and R.L. Weeks

Dead Girls: A New Adult Paranormal Romance

Fans of Beautiful Creatures and Vampire Diaries will love this book.

Sisters, Pierce and Jackson, leave their luxurious lives in Manhattan behind them after their parents’ suicides, and move to a rainy town in Washington with their bitter Grandmother and her old, creepy mansion.
Level-headed and sensible Pierce is changing, and fiery Jackson must take the place of adult whilst their lives are turned upside down.
A serial killer is hunting red-heads, and with Pierce being the last girl in town to fit the profile, she’s on curfew. However, she keeps disappearing with a mystery man into the woods, coming back at night, covered in dirt with no memories and, holding a key to the only door in the mansion that’s off limits.
Things aren’t as the seem in the small town of Ridgeview. The monsters of stories could well be inside the walls of their home as well as outside.
No one is safe, no can be trusted.
Sometimes, the most beautiful smiles hide the darkest secrets…


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The most beautiful smiles hide the darkest secrets but sometimes the most disgusting scowls hide those same secrets. This entire book is based on secrets. Great secrets. Secrets that will keep you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out what the secret is and who we can trust. An intense and intriguing read. I could not put this book down until the very end. And the ending! It was an unforgettable ending that I was not anticipating. I finished this book with my heart pounding! Yes! It’s that good!

The first secret, right from jump, is the death of the two sister’s parents. They are uprooted from a lavish life in NYC where they want for nothing and moved to Ridgeview, Washington with a grandmother that clearly doesn’t want them. As they are trying to adjust, there are girls coming up missing and Pierce, the oldest sister, fits the profile of the next victim. Jackie, the younger sister, is incredibly worried and not sure how to handle the situation. And on top of it their grandmother doesn’t want either of them. She is a crazy old bat! 

You don’t experience the paranormal aspect of the story until you are well into it but you just know it’s there. Once you stumble upon it, many questions arise and loyalties are questioned. This is one of those stories that you just can’t quite figure out and keeps you guessing up until the very end. It’s beautifully written and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Bravo!

#WOTR2020 Attending Author Krystle Able

Krystle Able

R.L. Weeks
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