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#review #partofaseries #standalone #shortstory Santa’s Naughty Elf by Tracy Lorraine


We all know what happens to naughty little elves…

My boss is an a**hole.

And a Scrooge.

Despite his best attempts to dampen the holiday spirit around the office, I still want him.

He takes charge in the office, and I can only imagine what he must be like in the bedroom.

As the Christmas party gets underway, I’m dying to know if Santa’s gift will come early this year.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43284504-santa-s-naughty-elf

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07LH53G84/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1

Cerys just wants to make it through this work day and company Christmas party and get home for the holidays without pissing her pain in the ass boss off . Well After he demanded she send him some files that could’ve waited till after the new year she had it after she had to cancel her plans with her friends to get ready for the work party, she was just ready to be done and get to her parents house for Christmas. When Santa comes around to give her a gift from. Secret Santa it’s actually from her boss and well things gets little  bit of a surprise.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Tracy Lorraine is a M/F and M/M contemporary romance author. Tracy has just turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in England with her husband, baby girl and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.

#review #partofaseries #standalone #shortstory Santa’s Baby by Dee Ellis

 

Santa’s Stuffing More Than Her Stockings…

Joy has no reason to love the holidays. Being single in the city with a joke of a job gives her little to celebrate.

Until a Sexy Santa takes over at Santa’s Village where Joy takes the kids’ photos.

Nick is yummier than any Christmas cookie and naughtier than any elf on any shelf.

All Nick want’s to unwrap this Christmas is Joy because he wants her to be Santa’s Baby.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43250737-santa-s-baby

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L8B189X/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i6

This is a ok read definitely a quick read if your are wanting something fast to read. Joy is a Christmas elf photographer at the mall for all those festivities and wonderful pictures every mother wants of their seeing Santa. Well with a pervert of boss letting her know they had yet again another Santa fill Joy didn’t expect him the new big guy to be drop dead gorgeous and it all happened as soon as St.Nick helped her zip up her elf dress.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Born and raised in the Midwest, reading and writing have always been Dee’s passion. Short stories became long stories that finally, became books. While playing grownup during the day, meaning working a job, Dee wrote her first book. When not reading or writing, which leaves less time than she’s proud of, Dee loves spending her time with her four furbabies, her husband and lots of movies nights

#WOTR20 #Interracial #BWWM #audio – Color Blind (A BWWM Single Parent Romance) by Vivian Ward

Color Blind (A BWWM Single Parent Romance)

TRUE LOVE KNOWS NO RACE
Kimberly’s life has never been easy. Her three brothers cause her enough trouble by trying to set her up with thugs who refuse to work. At least one good thing came from one of her relationships: her daughter Nevaeh. Swearing off men, she focuses her attention to her daughter; her pride and joy, until billionaire Dale Halloway walks into her life — and refuses to leave.

When Kimberly was little, her father was shot and killed by a crooked white cop. Because of this, her family hates white folks, but that’s not stopping Dale. The white billionaire can’t get Kimberly out of his head, and he’s not letting her go that easy. Kimberly struggles to keep her and Dale’s relationship a secret for as long as she can. Her brothers would kill him if the knew he was dating their little sister.

When she needs the help of the billionaire, the jig is up, and she has to tell her family about her secret relationship with the handsome, built man who would never allow her to say no to him. Disowned by her family, she must decide whether to continue her love affair or remain loyal to her family.

Color Blind is a full-length steamy BWWM Romance Novel. No cheating. No Cliffhangers. Happy ending? You’ll have to read it to find out!


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

I like the concept of this story.  A waitress who is not impressed by a rich man trying to buy a date with her.  The fact the women was black and the man was white really didn’t factor much initially because Dale was a bit too off putting for me. His “I have money attitude” was not a fav with me initially in the story.

I did find myself drawn to Kimberly and the struggles of a single mom with a sick kiddo.  She loves her daughter and doesn’t want to see her ill but the struggles of co-pays, missing work, plus not so understanding employers is something a lot of people struggle with daily.

Dale slowly wiggles his way into a date with Kimberly but the relationship, I found the steam level more sweet then steamy but it was enjoyable.  I liked seeing Dale deal with Kimberly’s family dislike of him based on his skin vs what he was inside and how he treated Kimberly.  Dale fell in love with Kimberly and her daughter was definitely part of the whole package.

The story of sick Nevaeh was a big part of the story and helped bring Kimberly and Dale together along with helped her family deal with their prejudice of him as a person.

Vivian Ward is a romance author from St. Louis, Missouri. She pens dark and dirty stories about alpha heroes and strong heroines with emotional HEAs. Vivian is happily married to her real-life Prince Charming who is also her best friend. One of her guilty pleasures is reading and writing smut while indulging in chocolate caramel candies.

#WOTR20 #AttendingAuthor #Standalone Unexpected Surrender by J.M. Walker

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 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44525540-unexpected-surrender

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Unexpected-Surrender-J-M-Walker/dp/0993836976/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1TK7400A3QMFN&keywords=unexpected+surrender+jm+walker&qid=1571440884&sprefix=jm+walker+u%2Caps%2C181&sr=8-1

Omg where should i even begin this book was amazing. Lexi is struggling to keep her life together and keep her late mom’s deli above water and with her brother being sketchy as hell she has to over work her elf just to make it. One night Lexi hers a knock on her door and its her brother Charlie beaten to a pulp and once she got him pulled into the apartment a huge figured followed behind threatening his life. Luther was a powerful business man who didn’t like to be played with, he wasn’t afraid to kill someone who crossed him or went back on their word. With wanting to fix her brothers debt to Luther Lexi was pretty much going to sell her body to fix his dumb mistake. Well at this point I don’t want to give away to much but you definitely are going to want to read this book the twist and turns are amazing and your are going to fall in love with these characters.

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.

#WOTR2020 – #Review – Better Where It’s Wetter by Ava Cuvay

Better Where it's Wetter

Alana LaRue assumes the sexy merman pictured on the lake house wall is “just art.” Then a violent storm topples her into his arms and she discovers the ocean isn’t the only thing that gets her wet.

Originally published in the Crossroads Romance Authors “Lake House” Anthology, this 13K short story has been expanded, with more details and a love scene added.


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“Be nice to the sharks, pretty mermaid. They’re not mean. They’re misunderstood.”

Alana is on  Aquata-Prime housesitting. Well, the house is surrounded by a lake and the only way to get to it is by boat. She is from the city but has done everything she can to land this job in order to be closer to the water. The house has a mural of a beautiful merman on the wall and she cannot help but be drawn to it. A storm comes in and she finds herself in the arms of the beautiful merman. What she thinks is a dream and turns out to be her new reality. She and this mysterious merman go on an excursion but cannot deny the feelings of love blossoming between the two of them. 

This is a fast paced and very wet story of being better where it’s wetter. If you want a quick, hot read, this is the one for you!

Ava Cuvay

Ava Cuvay writes out of this world romance featuring sassy heroines, often-alien-but-always-sexy heroes, and an alcoholic beverage or two… Set in a galaxy far, far away. She resides in central Indiana with her own scruffy-looking nerfherder, kiddos who are growing up without her permission, and two kitties that make her laugh. She believes life is too short to bother with negative people, everything is better with Champagne, and Han Solo shot first. When not writing, Ava is thinking about writing. Or wine. And she’s always thinking about bacon.

#WOTR2020 – #Review – Unexpected Surrender by J.M. 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.


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Seriously….you don’t even need to read this review. You should just read the book. I promise you won’t be disappointed. If you want holy hotness with a bunch of crazy, add some fear, a splash of chaos, and a ton of WTFs, then this is it. This is the story you need to read. 

I like the fire in your eyes. And I can’t wait to get … burned.

Lexi and her brother Charlie were left with a deli that their late mother left them. The only problem is that it needs sooooo much work and Lexi is always working. Charlie ends up getting into some shady things and brings Luther back to their home. One thing leads to another and Luther more or less doesn’t give Lexi a choice but to come to the club in order to pay back Charlie’s debts. What she doesn’t anticipate is that this is a CLUB….*wags eyebrows*. Lexi is brought into a world where she is learning more about herself but makes herself confused with what it is she wants, her Master, Luther, or keeping her brother safe. Why would she be able to have them all? As the story unfolds you find there are a lot more players in this twisted game of trust. Then you start second guessing everything you thought you knew. And this doesn’t stop until the very end. You won’t be able to put this down. You’ll be on pins and needles to the very end

J.M. Walker

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

#WOTR20 #NewRelease #StandAlone – 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.

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

LAWD!!  Luther!!!  YES PLEASE and gimme more!!

This book has so much happening, so you better be ready because right when you THINK you know. You find out you are so wrong.

Much like alllllll of JM’s books there is a lot of sexy time happening but there is also lot of emotional chemistry bring built between Luther and his pet, Lexi.

Lexi has an idiot of a brother, Charlie, whose bad decisions push her into a corner.  She ends up joining a club to help repay his debt.  While working at the club, she is also spending time with Luther on the side…the same made who wants her brother dead.  Poor girl!  But the attraction she has to both Luther and her Club Master is CRAZY which totally confused our girl.  Too bad that isn’t the only confusion she will be having in this story.

There are so many plot twists and “Who the hell do you trust” questions in this story.  I mean I was messaging JM with guesses because I was so confused with who was good and who was bad but in a good way…OK SO I was wanting spoilers because the stress of not knowing was killing me!!!

I will say this is probably the very first book of hers where I was so in love with both men in Lexi’s life I wasn’t sure who I wanted her with PLUS the twist of Lexi’s life choices had me going “WHAT!!!” and “Oh SNAP!!”

Friends this book is intense.  You will need to sit and read it the entire day. You will not be able to stop because when I stopped to make lunch, I ended up burning it in the oven due to the fact I COULD NOT STOP READING!!!

SO yeah, if you are a fan of her books you will not be disappointed with Luther.  He is everything you love about her alphas and her anti-heroes.

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

#TwinsieDee #Review #PartofaCollaboration She is ..(I Ain’t Ya Mama Collab) by Chelsea Camaron

She is fierce.

She is loyal.

She is sarcastic.

She lives.

She loves.

She breathes.

She breaks.

She hurts.

She smiles.

She is beautiful.

She is my best friend’s sister. She is everything I never thought I wanted. The reality is she is everything I need. Only she wants nothing to do with me.

She is stronger than any man.

She is independent.

She doesn’t believe in love.

She is … Elle.

She is … you.

She is … me.

He wants to give me happily ever after. Except, I long ago gave up on fairy tales and dreams.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45695823-she-is

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/She-Aint-Ya-Mama-Collab-ebook/dp/B07RMTZN8C/ref=sr_1_26?keywords=Chelsea+Camaron&qid=1566668394&s=gateway&sr=8-26

Who is Elle? Well she is the type of girl who has to work for everything she has with working 2 jobs just to stay afloat,she doesnt take crap or handouts from anyone, and she has a hard time asking and receiving help from others. In the day time she works as a mail carrier for the local corporation Marks Distillery and night as a bartender. One night she has this handsome cowboy with the most gorgeous eyes come in and sparks were there. Sullivan Marks was a hard working farmer who didn’t want to work in the family business but when things started to get crazy and his older brother was to busy hooking up with the employees to do his job Sully sucked it up and put on a suit to try and help. Once at local bar his last night of freedom before everyone would know who he was he caught the eye of the local bartender. Thing from that night on get crazy for these two as both of their lives go in the opposite direction of how they had hoped it would. With ups and downs and a few surprise will these two get the happiness they both want? Oh my i just loved this book Sully is just so swoon over worthy I just loved his southern charm and Elle is such a get straight to the point kinda gal. Definitely a great read

Review by Twinsie Dee

USA Today Bestselling Author Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.

Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.

Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.

When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.

She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.

#TwinsieDee #Review #Standalone Homewrecker for Hire by Krystle Able


Villanelle has spent the last ten years on Broadway struggling to catch her big break. When she runs into her college roommate, Audrey–One of New York’s most talked about socialites, Villanelle is offered a unique way to put her acting skills to the test and make more money than she could dream of on stage.

The friends devise a scheme for Villanelle to seduce Audrey’s no-good husband in order to nullify their prenup. When the plan goes off without a hitch, Villanelle finds herself caught up in a jet-setting lifestyle helping rich women all over the country divorce their cheating husbands.

When her newest assignment takes Villanelle back to her hometown, she discovers the man she’s been hired to seduce is her high school sweetheart, Sawyer. Will Villanelle be able to complete her mission without exposing herself, and the women who’ve hired her, as a homewrecker for hire?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45028019-homewrecker-for-hire

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Homewrecker-Hire-Krystle-Able-ebook/dp/B07VQMX7SJ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Krystle+able&qid=1565655997&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Villanelle had a pretty good life going for her she was on broadway with her best friend and her hookup. One thing Villanelle didnt do was relationships she didnt want a boyfriend, husband or kids just a good lay was that too much to ask? The night before the opening night of show she went out with her friends and ran into her former Juilliard roommate Audrey that she has bad blood with because she slept with her boyfriend. Well Audrey had a deal to cut with Villanelle which was sleep her her husband and get proof that he cheated so she can get out of their prenup and get 300,000 well in this case money walks. After 2 years of conducting a business of seducing other woman’s husbands, Audrey got V a job that was a major score that was offering V 5 million dollars. Little did V know it would take her back to her hometown and back into her past that she tried to forget. Is for better or worse and sickness and health really til death do you part when you have the money to hire someone to cheat with your spouse for you and get the proof you need to screw them over?This book was so good there are a few twist and turns that keep you on your toes and feeling for the characters.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Krystle Able grew up and still lives in Central Illinois with her husband, three children and dog. Krystle knew she wanted to be a writer when she won a book making contest in summer daycare when she was 9 years old. After 10+ years in retail management, Krystle took the plunge into writing full time in 2015 and also works as a freelance web content writer.

Krystle enjoys being a multi-genre author with releases planned in the romance, thriller, contemporary fiction, and paranormal genres.

Always a reader first, Krystle’s favorite hobbies include supporting and cultivating relationships in the indie publishing and small press publishing world, and talking about literature. She is currently finishing her BA in English Literature at University of Illinois Springfield.

#WOTR #Review – Broken Scars by JM Walker

Broken Scars

Ruined. Tortured. Broken.

What could have been the perfect childhood, turned into a hell that the devil himself would shy away from. I was forced to deal with an evil that would make the darkest of souls cringe.

Lily Noel was scarred but beautiful. She was perfectly flawed and everything that I needed.

Attraction bordered on obsession.
Passion bordered on ecstasy.
Addiction bordered on insanity.

Nothing could get in the way of our love.
Nothing…

*This book contains dark themes including sexual assault and past child abuse*


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You have to read this! I am having a hard time formulating feelings into words for this review. There are soooo many feelings with this story. There is a haunting past that Lucas lived through, and survived. He copes with this day to day, with some days being better than others. One rainy night, Lily just drops in his shop out of nowhere. And these two have a connection that is incredibly intense. The kind of connection that is felt deep down in the soul. These two both have scars. Scars on the outside and scars on the inside. Some of these scars hide the physical wounds and there are scars hiding emotional wounds. These two are the epitome of love. Even when it’s the scary intense love that you can’t live without, these two fight and continue with their love story. There were times while reading this that I didn’t think I could go on as Lucas’s past unraveled, but he is a mysteriously sweet alpha and I had to continue to find out what made this man the way he is. And bless Lily for being the strong woman she is. These two have a love that will never end. This story is one that will stick with me for a looooong time. 

J.M. Walker