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#WOTR18 #Review #NewRelease – Unseen Heart (Part One) by Elena M. Reyes

Unseen Heart (Part One)

Love sucks.

It’s an emotion that can cripple you—make you weak—something that pisses me the hell off each time I see the object of my desires.

It was never my intention to fall in love, but I did, and most of all with her.

She takes over my every waking moment and dominates my free will.

A woman whose world revolves around a man that will never see her as more than his best friend.

We are reliving the same story, yet this time, with a different protagonist.

You meet and fall into lust.

Play that dangerous game of cat and mouse that make the spoils of victory worth it. You chase and she, the coquettish viper, enthralls you with her every smile. With the sway of her enticing hips while she stupidly follows the impossible: he will never be hers.

I hate her.

I love her.

Fuck you, Ashley.

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Fuck you Ashley…I mean that alone should make you be like DAMN what’s up with that drama? IamIright????

Now I will say, I have not read I Saw You and I would recommend you do read it so you have a better understand of why in the hell Tex hates Ashley….LOL But honestly after reading the story you get it..you know why he hates Ashley…I mean I am not saying she didn’t deserve to be hated but she prolly did!!  Look she is a straight up beeotch and uber selfish. I don’t care. I don’t like her…Come give me a cuddle Tex 😉

Ok so the review before you all think I am outta my mind which I kinda am but anyway………….

First up CLIFFHANGER so you have been warned. I don’t want to see any people complaining they did know because YO it’s in shouty caps for you!!  Now I loves me a cliffhanger, but a lot of people don’t like it and I get that but DANG this one is crazy as a MO!!!  SO if you are a cliffy hater then you might wanna wait til the final book releases!!

Tex and Ashley …man they need some Dr. Phil in their life.  They are all about game playing and messing with each other because they hate each other so much but is it really hate or it is love…ya know that thin line and all that jazz.

Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami Florida. She is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would.
As a small child, she was always intrigued by all forms of art—whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth-grade year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A. R. E. Program and write an essay on what they’d learned.
Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure. It wasn’t until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and characters grow.

 

#WOTR2018 #Paranormal #VCWarriors Ronan (The Protectors book 12) by Teresa Gabelman

Ronan (The Protectors #12)

Most think that newest VC Warrior, Ronan McDonald, is just a laid back cowboy. What they don’t see is the inner turmoil that only his small ranch and horses can tame. At least that was the way it had been until a witch with a beauty none could deny walked into his life.

Running has been Kira Grail’s life for as long as she can remember. It isn’t until she meets a VC Warrior that she realizes she is growing weary, but the forces chasing her will never bend.

Ronan doesn’t believe in witches or curses. What he does believe is that only he can keep Kira safe. Together they fight to bring the once powerful warlock, Orjyll, to his knees releasing the women of the Dragonfly Coven. During their perilous journey Kira vows to keep her distance, but the vampire cowboy has other plans.

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You know the saying “Save a horse, ride a cowboy”?  Well, if that cowboy happens to be a VC Warrior that’s even better and with Ronan that’s who you get, a vampire warrior cowboy!!!

Mira we met in Steve’s book, Invisible Warrior, she’s Kira’s sister. To recap they’ve been running all their lives from the evil Orjyll.  He wants the Dragonfly coven dead so that his powers can return.

Mira is scrappy, she fights the pull she feels for Ronan, but come on we know in the end no one can fight  love for long.  She also learns that she is more powerful than she ever knew.

We also get to see Ronan on his home turf, his ranch riding a horse!!!  Can you say yummy!!!! Lol!!!  

While the group is on the look out for Oyjyll, the mates are training to become warriors too and boy is there drama with that and our boy Jared.

That Teresa gives us Mira and Ronan’s story along with what is going on with the other Warrior’s is why she’s one of the best.  Yes, her readers want new stories, however we also want to know what is going on with some of our beloved characters, it’s the best of both worlds.

 

eresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

Website: www.teresagabelman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teresa…
Email: tgabelman@live.com

 

#WOTR18 #NewRelease #RH #DoubleReview – The Ties That Bind (An Ariel Kimber Novel Book 4) by Mary Martel

The Ties That Bind (An Ariel Kimber Novel Book 4) by [Martel, Mary]

The Ties That Bind is book 4 in the Ariel Kimber Series.
Ariel Kimber isn’t like most seventeen year old girls. She’s different because she’s a witch with magic and it’s rare for females to hold magic anymore. She’s settling into her new place amongst her coven of guys while she’s settling into her new home at the same time.
The Council’s appearance into their lives has put everyone on edge. With good reason. Ariel is forced to meet with one of them on a regular basis so that they can learn from each other. Really, though, they just want to get to the bottom of where Ariel came from and she is more than happy to comply with them.
Because there is one thing she wants more than anything else in the world, and that’s to find the man who has been searching for her for years. Her biological father.
And Ariel is willing to go through any and every thing to find him.

This is the fourth book in a slow burn Reverse Harem Series.

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The Ties that Bind, Ariel Kimble book 4 by Mary Martel

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Man, this book…in a word….INTENSE!!   There is a lot that goes on this this book plus a hella-lotta of set up for the next few books.  You better buckle in friends because shit is about to get crazy!!

Before I begin, I gotta say I LOVED seeing Ariel spend time with Dash *Blushing* I dunno what it is about him but he is just *Sigh* so sweet.  I also loved Ariel starting to date the other guys she hasn’t bonded with.  We see the bonds she has with Her Salt & Pepper Twins, Uncle Panty Thief, Tyson, and even Dash but Her date with Damien…seriously put him on my radar!!!  Then her time with Julian even if it was brief…..Yeah I loved it!!

You guys so much happens in this book…like for real…so much.  Rain makes an appearance and I am still not sure if he is the wonderful Father Ariel is hoping for OR a Sociopath…like I am on the fence and you will be too when you read this book.  We see more of the Council, Chucky and even *GASP* Annabelle appears in this book. *Grumbles under my breath about that skank*.

But the biggest reveal comes when we find out about Ariel and her Biological Witch Family….WHOOOOOOO that is some heavy stuff!!!  But I think learning more and more about the Council gives me the chills because Ariel is gonna have some serious problems if they find out her true nature as are her seven coven boyfriends!

I cannot wait for more because this series is getting just so much better and more complex with each story!!

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

Oh Nellie this was jammed pack.  Ariel discovered her real father was out there.  Between her and her boys having to deal with the Council and dealing with the past this was an unforgettable read.

There is so much in this book I/m not sure my review will do it justice. The council is having Ariel do blood magic to find her father. This doesn’t make Quinton happy.  Not only this but the council brought back Chucky and Annabelle back into their lives and ugh that is all I’m going to say about that.  Then we do get to meet Rain, Ariel’s father, to be honest I am not sure what to think of him.

I loved to see Ariel and the guy’s relationship grow. Even though they all have trust issues after being hurt in their past we are learning more about each of them.  I like how we are learning about the guys along with Ariel.  Each of them has a different personality and Ariel reacts to them all differently.  I have to say my heart is opening more toward Damien.  Tyson made me sad when he asked Ariel to keep secrets from others.

This book kept my attention and was hard to set down. I am intrigued to see what will happen next.

A few of my favorites

The girl has a serious mouth that she had no problem popping off whenever the mood struck her (and it stuck her often enough), but being mouthy and unafraid to speak your mind were a whole lot different.

I don’t think you know how to just be. Be in the moment. Be happy. To just breathe and not have to be fighting for something or fighting off someone.

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.

 

#WOTR18 – #REVIEW – Greyson by JM Walker

Greyson

 

Confusion. Lust. Fear. Passion.

It started the moment she passed out in my arms.

Seduction. Vile. Depraved. Desire.

She couldn’t remember her past but looked to me like I was her future.

My walls were built. My heart was cold. My emotions vacant.

After being alone for five years with only my motorcycle club at my side, she was who I had been searching for. The one I had needed all along to light up the darkness surrounding my life. Just when I thought I had her, just when I thought I could finally allow myself that happiness I didn’t think I deserved. She was ripped from my hands…

 

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Be prepared for an incredible mind scramble! Eve is literally in the midst of a mind scramble. She has no clue who she is or why she is running but she knows it’s bad. Greyson is a hardcore MC guy who has done some shady things and is and has been totally closed off from anything new. When Eve lands in Greyson’s arms he can’t help but want to help her…and she sees him as her savior. But the problem with all of this is the fact that Eve has no clue who she is and Greyson is a total dick to her because he doesn’t believe he is good enough for anyone so he continues to push her away. The story itself is a rollercoaster full of emotional heartache with some laughs and some crazy HAWT stuff!!!! I am by no means a hardcore MC reader but I fell into the King’s Harlots series where Greyson first appeared and I just cannot get enough of this man! He has such a past that I wanted to uncover and get to know. And our heroine, well she put the cherry on top.

“Wind whipped around me, slapping me in the face and cutting into my skin like broken shards of glass. Sticks dug into my feet, the pain slicing through me but no matter how much agony it caused, I ran faster and faster. I didn’t know where I was going. I didn’t know what I was running toward. All I knew was that I was running from something. Whatever it had been, it was evil. Worse than the Devil himself. I didn’t know how I knew that. I couldn’t remember. But I could just feel it. “

“Eve. Sent from God to tempt me. F*** my life.”

“Hate me, beautiful girl. It’ll keep you safe.”

If there is one thing I have learned about the author with the past series and this book is that there is no end to the twists and turns that can come up. The banter between the MC members and with Eve is funny and definitely keeps Greyson on his toes. He is in constant turmoil over whether he can be the man he thinks he has to be for her and she is trying to figure out if her attraction is love or just that she needs someone to latch on to. But, whew! When the plot twist comes…and there is a couple, it will blow your mind! It is jammed pack full of surprises!!!

 

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J.M. Walker

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who 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

#WOTR18 – #Review – Rushed by Kerri Ann

Rushed

 

After the accident I became no one…

I’m a blank slate.
I don’t remember the larger things you take for granted, like who am I, where I live, or if I have a family.
I remember nothing of importance.
The only clues are in the ruins that surround me.

Walking into the club, the growly voice behind me entices me to learn about myself. To look at this moment instead of the past. To find out what my new life can be if I give it a chance.
He’s excessive, he’s empowering, he’s dangerous.
He’s more than I bargained for.
The ex-MMA fighter that owns the hottest sex club in New York is everything I should avoid.

I swore it would be only one time, but as his hands roam I’m not sure this is something I could give up. Not even for a glimpse of who I was.

As I build new memories, can I give them—and him—all up for the past I’m missing?

 

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No Rush! Take your time! Rushed is an intense rollercoaster of ups and downs and some WOWZA emotions! Keenan was involved in an accident and has amnesia. She has no clue who she was, what she did, or if there may be anyone looking for her. She has these terrible nightmares and just can’t figure out if it is an actual dream or a memory.

“There’s no use in finding sleep tonight, or any other night, really. The nightmare is always there, every time I close my eyes. I’m stuck in the past, delaying my future, and I need to be free of this. I need my life back.”

While she has been staying at a hotel she has made some really great friends. She decides she will try to move on and just go forward and if she remembers….well, then she remembers. She is starting to try new things and go new places to see if it triggers any of her memories. She happens to go to a certain club owned by a certain guy they call Rush. They “run” into each other and things start to sizzle. But then duty calls and Rush is called away. She gets into some trouble and Rush comes to her rescue and from here on out things get crazy insane! From here I refuse to go into details as there will be no spoilers from me. I cannot tell you enough that the supporting characters in this story along with how the characters are all interwoven are incredible. You will find out more about the accident and when you do it will smack you in the face. I literally gasped at this point. The story definitely builds until this point, and when I say builds….it will keep you on pins and needles just waiting for the details. And once that is all out, BOOM! More smacks in the face with the plot twists and emotional rollercoaster ride of OMFG’s! The chemistry between these two characters is intense and perfect! Again, intense and sizzling hawt!!! Take your time with this one….you won’t want it to end!

 

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Kerri Ann

Dark, light, angsty, sexually charged and twisted.

Heart wrenching stories are what I love to write. The muse directs the story. I’m the instrument of their lives.

I won’t guarantee an HEA or HFN, because life doesn’t have those.

Enjoy the OMG’s and tears.

Kerri Ann

#WOTR18 #NewRelease #Paranormal – Ronan (The Protectors #12) by Teresa Gabelman

Ronan (The Protectors #12)

Most think that newest VC Warrior, Ronan McDonald, is just a laid back cowboy. What they don’t see is the inner turmoil that only his small ranch and horses can tame. At least that was the way it had been until a witch with a beauty none could deny walked into his life.

Running has been Kira Grail’s life for as long as she can remember. It isn’t until she meets a VC Warrior that she realizes she is growing weary, but the forces chasing her will never bend.

Ronan doesn’t believe in witches or curses. What he does believe is that only he can keep Kira safe. Together they fight to bring the once powerful warlock, Orjyll, to his knees releasing the women of the Dragonfly Coven. During their perilous journey Kira vows to keep her distance, but the vampire cowboy has other plans.

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Those tall, dark, handsome, and quiet ones are the ones you gotta look out for.  If Jared doesn’t fix his shit I might have to leave him for Mr. Cowboy!!  (Yes, it is that serious between Mr. Kincaid and myself!!)

Ronan has been a bit of a mystery man since he strolled into the series.  He is loyal and dependable for sure, but we just didn’t get a lot on him.  When we see him stumbling over one of THE Grail Withes in Steve’s book, I knew he was going to be a good read.

Ronan is fascinated with the witch who has captured his heart.  He knows JACK about witches and their way but he knows he needs Kira forever.  He will do all he can to protect her even if she doesn’t need it…magic can only be fought with magic and his warrior brute force isn’t what will save them from the Saggy Ass, Grail hating warlock.  Can I say Ronan made me swoon at the scene in the barn with Kira……yeah he has some old school moves and that is ok with this girl *Gives Jared the side eye for being an jackass*.

Kira has run her entire life.  She has done the best she could for Mira and now Drew but is feeling something in the pit of her stomach for Ronan.  She knows staying will only lead to heart break for them both with the curse still alive and kicking.  She decides, after watching her sister’s happiness with Steve, to give in this ONE TIME and hope for a good outcome.

This book has lot happening.  We meet a couple new vampire/witch hunters who might be joining the group of Warriors!!  We also see Jared still being an asshat.  We learn something AMAZING from Tessa but my favorite part of this book is the #GIRLPOWER we get.  Jill, Tessa and Katarina are done being the “little ladies who will sit at home while their men are fighting the war.”  Nope these ladies take it to the next level!  I can’t wait for what happens in the next book with this story line and what will happen with Saggy Ass since the witches and warriors are working together side by side.

 

eresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

Website: www.teresagabelman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teresa…
Email: tgabelman@live.com

 

#WOTR18 #Review #Paranormal – Baiting a Berserker, Paranormal Dating Agency by Savannah Verte

Baiting a Berserker (Paranormal Dating Agency Kindle Worlds)

Addian Hevir doesn’t want a mate, he needs one…to save his clan, and himself before the beast within consumes what’s left of his humanity. As a berserker, it’s only a matter of time before one, or both happen. Time is perilously short.
Fynn Barrow has had more than her share of Mr. Wrongs. A strong, independent Mer-woman, she’s not going to be content with just any man. She needs to be wanted by one who can meet her challenges in return. She’s not interested in playing the damsel in distress, or the dutiful housewife, to anyone.
Gerri confidently pairs them, but it only takes one meeting for them both to have doubts. Can two dominant personalities find the balance to come together before others interfere and send one to their death, and the other back to square one? Or, will it take the imminent threat to drive them where they need to be?

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I purchased this book.

I have had the pleasure of knowing this author for a few years and was like I NEED TO READ HER…so I scrolled through her Goodreads list of books and this book just jumped out at me. I love Paranormal and I Love Shifters sooooo yup I one clicked it and jumped in.  I sat on my butt and devoured the book in one sitting.

I have not read a mermaid book, so I was excited to read about Flynn and the Lore in regard to mermaids.  I have read about a Berserker or two in paranormal books previously but something about Addain I liked.  I think the initial dinner failure was so awkward that I loved it…weird right???  Who loves to read that?  Oh, just me!!  LOL

Like Addain I think Mermaids are cute little sea creatures but hearing all about Mermaids and then seeing them in action…YIKES New found respect.  Flynn is a bad a$$ Lady who will protect what is hers and Addain is ALL Hers!!

Berserkers are pretty intense people.  Addain is not initially attracted to Flynn until he sees Her strength and command in situations.  Then he realized that maybe, just maybe, this mermaid can handle him and his clan.  Ya see, Addian needs to find a mate and find one soon or he will lose his clan to people trying to overthrow him.  The couple meet through a specialized dating match maker for paranormal beings.

The reading of their journey to them meeting, getting to know one another, mating and then protecting Addains station in the clan is a quick read but I really did enjoy it.  I would love to see Fil get a book because I feel as though she will be a riot!!

 

A lifelong lover of words and reading, Savannah Verte hasn’t quite figured out what she wants to write when she grows up. Born and raised in the upper Midwest, Savannah’s gypsy spirit and never quit attitude keep her busy and seldom idle. For so many reasons, Savannah considers herself a ‘Contemporary Vagabond’ when it comes to writing and hopes that others find her diverse offerings as enjoyable to read as they are to write.

As the primary owner and driving force behind Eclectic Bard Books she considers herself immensely fortunate to see writing from varied perspectives as she endeavors to publish the authors rostered there. Working with other writers, Savannah gets to expand her horizons every day as someone brings a new idea to the table and the brainstorming begins. There is something addictive about the creative process for her and helping other authors embrace their dreams make hers a reality daily.

That’s the official Savannah, the unofficial version is just this: a girl who loves experiencing life with every twist and turn it takes. When she was born, she had such fine, light hair that her mother used to tape bows to her head so people would know she was a girl. She’s had a host of crazy unrelated jobs- everything from cake decorator, dry cleaner, and insurance agent to Emergency Room assistant, bartender, crime lab tech and bouncer. Savannah loves air hockey but completely sucks at it. She loves good jazz, good scotch, and antiques but also old rock, a quiet tea, and a tidy home. She’s completely technology impaired and can get it after she’s broken the computer or done it ass-backwards a few times… Thank Gods that there are some amazing meme creators that let her pilfer images or she’d be lost. Lime green is her color, the rhinoceros is her logo & philosophy, and she’s completely mad about seeing new authors try.

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#WOTR18 #Review #NewRelease #MM – The Long Shot by Brandy L. Rivers

The Long Shot

One look and he knew it was a long shot.

Ryan King is a movie star with a secret. Women fall at his feet for a chance, but that’s never been what he wanted. Broken hearted after helping his closest friend claim the love of his life, Ryan is searching for a distraction. One who can keep his secret.

Shannon O’Neil’s life has changed drastically in the last few years. He served as a Navy SEAL to escape his father’s scrutiny, but an injury forced him to reevaluate his choices. Now he runs a successful security firm. One that recently took a consulting job to train a group of actors for an upcoming movie.

The attraction is immediate but long distance relationships have never worked for either. Still, they want to try. Navigating through their own family drama, and Ryan’s shooting schedule may prove too much of a burden.

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I have always wanted to read a book by this author because my bestie loves her stuff but seeing her list of long series , I just cant find the time.  When I saw she started a new series about movie stars I was interested.  When I saw book #2 was an MM, I was SOLD!  Check Please!!  Yes, can I have an extra 4 chapters of MM Lovin’!

The story is about Ryan, the popular movie star who every woman wants but can’t seem to get.  Welp ladies, it seems we don’t have the “equipment” Ryan enjoys in a bed mate *Wink*.  Ryan is using his bestie Raven has his cover to keep the paparazzi and gold diggers at bay.  Seems everyone is ok if the co-stars are dating….well everyone except for Raven’s stalker!!  Ryan sees a hot guy at a club one night and is pretty sad when he sees the hottie is with the ladies. *Snaps fingers* If only he swung Ryan’s way right……WELLLLLL…..

Shannon is an ex-Navy Seal who now trains movie stars on guns, stunts, ect before movies begin filming.  He is out before his new bunch of movie stars show up and he sees Ryan.  But he knows he is dating Raven soooo why is the hottie’s eyes on him 24/7 tonight?  Could Ryan be interested???

I enjoyed the slow set up and Ryan and Shannon.  Both men are used to hiding their sexuality from the world.  They both learn very quickly that they are very similar in the way they protect the ones they love.  They are both struggling to over-come past issues and if what they feel is IT!!  The L word!!

We see them slowly letting their loves ones in on their secret but still worried about what the world will say when they find out America’s favorite movie star is gay.  We also see Shannon dealing with his dad and sister’s inability to believe he is in love with a man and not a woman.

The side characters were great.  I loved Luke and Raven’s continued support of Ryan and Shannon’s relationship.  Manny I pretty much wanted to throat punch the entire damn story.  DUDE Be like Elsa and “Let it go!”

I’ve always loved books, especially about monsters and magic, so I started writing. I’m working on a prequel and the next few books in the Others of Edenton series, and I have a head full of stories to share.

I’m a stay at home mother with a wonderful husband who lets me write and write to my hearts content.

 

#WOTR18 #Review #NewRelease #MM #Series- The Long Shot, Love Behind the Scenes book 2 by Brandy L. Rivers

The Long Shot

One look and he knew it was a long shot.

Ryan King is a movie star with a secret. Women fall at his feet for a chance, but that’s never been what he wanted. Broken hearted after helping his closest friend claim the love of his life, Ryan is searching for a distraction. One who can keep his secret.

Shannon O’Neil’s life has changed drastically in the last few years. He served as a Navy SEAL to escape his father’s scrutiny, but an injury forced him to reevaluate his choices. Now he runs a successful security firm. One that recently took a consulting job to train a group of actors for an upcoming movie.

The attraction is immediate but long distance relationships have never worked for either. Still, they want to try. Navigating through their own family drama, and Ryan’s shooting schedule may prove too much of a burden.

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

Ryan King is a famous movie star who leads a double life. He has kept his secret close because not only could it change his career but he could lose his closest friend. Even though he could have any woman he wanted he does not have eyes for them. He is able to keep his secret under wraps by being seen with Raven every now and again. One night at the club Ryan sees someone that sparks his interest but is let down when he sees them with a woman.

Shannon was a Navy Seal who is hired to train Ryan, Raven, Luke and other members of the cast for the movie they are about to film.  After seeing Ryan at a club one night he was interested but there was no way Shannon was good enough for Ryan or that Ryan would even be interested since he was with Raven.

When walls are dropped and secrets are let out Ryan and Shannon sure make a great couple. They have great chemistry and wow is it explosive.  Can they survive hiding their relationship especially a long distant relationship with so many family issues getting in the way? Between Ryan’s brother Manny, Max his old fling, Shannon’s father and his sister man do these two have their work cut out for them.

To see these two very strong willed men knowing what they want and go after it and then also seeing the vulnerable side they showed one another made my heart happy.  I absolutely love Ryan, Shannon, Raven, Luke, and Leona but a few of the other side characters need a swift kick in the back side.  After all was said and done some things worked out for some of them and others well I guess karma comes around.

A few of my favorites:

I get it. There are times I sit there and think about all the shit I could have done differently, but it doesn’t do a damned bit of good. You just got to deal with it, make your choices, stick to them, and move on.

“It’s funny. I thought I was done with secrets, but with you, I don’t care. I get it. Any other case would probably piss me off, but I don’t want to hurt your career. I just want you.”

I want to feel like a part of our world. I’m just not sure I belong.” Ryan pulled him close. “You belong with me, which means with my friends. I don’t care what anyone things.”

I’ve always loved books, especially about monsters and magic, so I started writing. I’m working on a prequel and the next few books in the Others of Edenton series, and I have a head full of stories to share.

I’m a stay at home mother with a wonderful husband who lets me write and write to my hearts content.

 

#WOTR18 – #Review – Soul Journey (Soul Series Book 1) by Miranda Shanklin

Soul Journey (Soul Series Book 1)

 

It has been many lifetimes since the cycle began.

The cycle that still haunts Annisa Lawson.

A spell cast in desperation to help, which only caused heartache.

Now, Annisa has found her way out of the varying repeats of her past; only to bring more danger to herself, and those around her. Now she must learn to survive with the help of her friends: Chase, Penelope, and Landon have all gone through each life cycle with Annisa. Sometimes helping, sometimes hindering. Now that Annisa has broken the cycle of their collective punishment, she finds that she needs her friends more than ever to keep their enemies, known, and unknown, at bay. As the group of friends learn of their souls’ journeys through their many life cycles, they must also learn to control the magick they have discovered within themselves and each other, in order to defeat the most feared assassin in their world.

 

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This is a fun, quick read with a blast of supernatural! The book is categorized as YA (I believe because of the age of the characters) but is more on the NA side (as there are some adult situations that at times make it a little more adult-y). First, this cover is gorgeous and super eye catching and second, the synopsis sounds like a great read. I am a sucker for just about anything paranormal. I dive into this story head first and before I knew it was the end! The author was very clear with the world and character building. This is a story of witches that basically are reincarnated and go through life cycles over and over again. The reason they stand out is that the four main characters are cursed and have to not repeat past mistakes…but not in this life time. Annisa finally makes a decision that breaks this punishment but now the punishment is over they are faced with a lot of situations that no one can really help them with as they have never made it this far in past lives. One of the things that I didn’t care too much for was the fact that the four teens break the punishment with almost no struggle (well, some teen angst) and as they come together they don’t really have any struggles on a teen level anymore. So I feel like there could have been a little more of a story with some other types of struggles but that didn’t make me stop reading. The bond the teens form is unbreakable and just works. The villains in this story are some of my favorite! And once they are introduced into the story you will totally understand why. As for the story as a whole, I am definitely going to continue as I would like to see what other types of struggles and issues the teens come up against. I am looking forward to how the story progresses and how the author continues to grow. Super intrigued here!!!!

 

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Miranda Shanklin

Miranda Shanklin lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and the family security system, a 100 pound lab named Fido. Paralegal by day, mom/wife by night, she writes during those rare but precious moments of downtime. An avid reader her entire life, Miranda’s dream was to someday become an author. That dream was realized in 2015 when her handsome and intelligent husband said three beautiful words: go for it.