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#WOTR19 #NewRelease #Paranormal #Shifters #Dragons – Windy City Dragon (The Treasure of Paragon #2) by Genevieve Jack

Windy City Dragon (The Treasure of Paragon, #2)

Chicago: the Windy City, where something dark lurks just below the surface

For decades he’s fought to be human…

It’s been a long time since Tobias spread his wings. The exiled dragon prince has worked hard to blend into the human world and practice his love for healing as a pediatric cardiologist. But when magic proves the only way to save a beloved child, he’s tempted to reengage with his past.

She awakens the monster within…

As a vampire-human hybrid, Sabrina is used to being different from the rest of her community. But all vampires need to feed. The night she chooses Tobias as her next meal, everything changes. He’s far more than he seems, and if she doesn’t protect his secret, it could cost him his life.

It takes a monster to know a monster…

One kiss thrusts Tobias into the dark underground world of Chicago’s vampires, where his dragon nature is his only hope of protecting Sabrina. But Sabrina knows the only way to keep him safe is to push him away.

For decades he’s fought to be human…

It’s been a long time since Tobias spread his wings. The exiled dragon prince has worked hard to blend into the human world and practice his love for healing as a pediatric cardiologist. But when magic proves the only way to save a beloved child, he’s tempted to reengage with his past.

She awakens the monster within…

As a vampire-human hybrid, Sabrina is used to being different from the rest of her community. But all vampires need to feed. The night she chooses Tobias as her next meal, everything changes. He’s far more than he seems, and if she doesn’t protect his secret, it could cost him his life.

It takes a monster to know a monster…

One kiss thrusts Tobias into the dark underground world of Chicago’s vampires, where his dragon nature is his only hope of protecting Sabrina. But Sabrina knows the only way to keep him safe is to push him away.


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

Oh baby!!  EEEP!!  Paranormal is so my jam!!  When I grabbed book one, I really liked it and the world that was created.  Holy Moly!!  This book was even BETTER!!

I was loving the fact Gabriel and Raven were still very present in Tobias and Sabrina’s love story.  It was exciting to see Gabriel and Tobias dealing with their past and presents colliding.

Tobias is a typical dragon.  He lives alone and follows the old laws of his land.  He is happy living as a human and ignores his dragons needs and wants.  All of this changes when a certain vampire kisses the heck outta him not knowing he is a dragon but thinking he is a mere human.

Tobias, the rule follower, is afraid of what he feels and what is happening in his very meticulous world when he falls in love when Sabrina.  A love that is absolutely banned in both of their species and worlds.

Sabrina is confused and miserable.  She doesn’t want to become the coven Master, but she was groomed for it and so taking over the “family business” is expected.  However, how cha she keep Tobias safe from all the power hungry vampires she will be ruling when his existence is not to be allowed.

These two have A LOT to deal with like Gabriel and Tobias mother is coming after her children, someone is trying to kill Sabrina to take over the coven plus what the heck is up with Raven???

I loved this story and had the hardest time putting it down to do real life stuff like cooking dinner for my family…gesh just order a pizza already!!  I fell so hard for Tobias.  He is such a hopeless romantic stuck in the body of a moody dragon.  LOL  Sabrina is such a fierce vampire and her bond with him is so strong that even she is stunned by how deep her feelings run.

I loved the last chapter and seeing what is happening.  I am excited to meet the only female dragon sibling in the next book.  She seems like she will be a handful but YIKES at what also was revealed.  The siblings are definitely going to be looking over their shoulder for MULTIPLE enemies!!!

USA Today bestselling author Genevieve Jack writes weird, witty, and wicked-hot paranormal romance and fantasy. Coffee and wine are her biofuel, the love lives of witches, shifters, and vampires her favorite topic of conversation. She harbors a passion for old cemeteries and ghost tours, thanks to her years attending a high school rumored to be adores the beaches of the southeast, where she spends her days with her laptop and one lazy dog.

#WOTR19 #Throwback #Review – My Favorite What If by Lyssa Layne


One year after Jacob “Smitty” Smith is stood up at the altar, his good friend Jules encourages him to redeem his honeymoon package before it expires. Reluctantly, he agrees, and finds himself sitting beside free spirit Sloan Talbott, who is attending her sister’s destination wedding at the same resort. Both have been hurt. Neither is looking for love. Will one week in paradise be a fling to remember or could it possibly lead to something more?

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AWWW Smitty!! Lemme tell ya..this man stole my heart is Jules book. Then to SEE he was getting a book….Imagine me being a crazy girl jumping up and down. Yes I wanted Smitty to find love. SO imagine my shock when I SEE that the beginning of the book he is getting married. *Insert wrinkled eye brows* Unless her name is Angie, this won’t do!!

Smitty has found his one love. I mean I was even shocked to hear about their whirlwind courtship and pending nuptials but it just SEEMED right. It seemed he found his one…until Jules dropped the BOMB that Caroline isn’t coming. My heart was breaking for my man in the first chapter. NO NO NO not my Smitty!!! Why would this woman leave. He is perfection …in my eyes anyway.

So fast forward a year later and Smitty is still hurting. He hasn’t had the heart to remove Caroline from his life so to speak. He looks at her photo every morning and is still hurt by her departure. Jules has had enough. She FORCED Smitty to go on his trip…..errr…..his honeymoon because the trip hasn’t yet expired. She packs his bag and ships him off to Jamaica for the week. 

Sloan is going to Jamaica to see her little sister get married. But before she can leave she has to go and visit a grave sight of someone she loves dearly. Her husband. She hasn’t been able to move on in over 5 years since he died. Her love for Cooper is so strong and she is happy, or so she thinks, with her life the way it is.

A simple seat assignment on a plane has the two meeting and forming a connection. I gotta say there was something SO RIGHT about Sloan and Smitty the more and more we saw them together. They were like two missing puzzle pieces. They just FIT! 
When the story starts to unfold and we learn what happened to Coop and then why Caroline doesn’t show for the wedding. OMG I dunno which story made me sadder. But the things that REALLY BROKE Me was when Sloan leaves Smitty because of her involvement with Caroline…OMG….DESTROYED!!!

I was a bit mad at my man Smitty but loved when how he owned his heart and feelings. I loved how he never gave up on Sloan and even assisted is getting her family to help him get his woman back!!

I am so going to miss this guy and these characters but trust me you won’t be disappointed.

Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlight – CA Harms

C.A. Harms

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

C.A. Harms – Mother of two, married for 19 yrs. Love Chocolate WAY TO MUCH, oh and Starbucks.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

In my office, or out by the pool. Office I need trail mix, pool I need a little alcoholic poolside drink. Oh wait you said food.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting the readers.

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

Nora Roberts, or James Patterson

What author would you love to write with?

So many, I can’t name them all.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Interaction with the readers

What are your social links?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author…
Twitter: https://twitter.com/charms0814
Website: https://www.authorcaharms.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show…
Instagram: instagram.com/authorcaharms/
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1xsgHCS
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/c-a-harms

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/C.A.-Harms/e/B00BM5QT9S

Twinsie Angie’s review of Series Starter Forgiving Reed, Souhern Boys Book #1 HERE

 

#WOTR19 – #Review – Insure This by Shyla Colt

 

Insure This

 

Overworked, unappreciated, and disenchanted, insurance agent Pepper Miller is stuck in a rut. When her manager offers her a challenging claim, an alien abduction case she needs to disprove in order to gain her dream job—complete with an office and a management title—she’s eager to rise to the occasion. Booking her trip to the tiny, southern town, she expects an easy win. What she finds is anything but that.
Lost time, handsome book shop owners, and the car rental from hell push her to reexamine her life. Alien abduction victim Orson Bussey is everything she could have wanted in a man. Too bad he’s off limits. As the universe itself pushes them together in a number of hilarious and cringe-worthy events, she’s forced to decide what’s truly important in life.

 

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Fun, sassy, and quick read! Pepper is an insurance adjuster and she has just been told she needs to go to investigate an alien abduction claim. What the hell?! She thinks this is a hoax and believes she will be able to sweep this under the rug and get back home to a promotion. What she doesn’t expect is to find that her mark is the handsome bookstore owner, Orson. She is befriended by his grandfather, who has been abducted before too. She is invited to a meeting to discuss other “strange” happenings that could be alien related. As she spends more time in this small town and continues to run into Orson she can’t deny the pull between the two. This is such a funky, quick and quirky read that kept me smiling throughout the entire story. This is one that will keep you shaking your head with a wonderful HEA! Cute and Fun!!!

 

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Shyla Colt

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights- Jolanthe Aleksander

Jolanthe Aleksander

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Jolanthe (Jo Lawn They) Aleksander. I am a USMC Brat, former theatre rat, and proud mother to a son who shows me the meaning of unconditional love every day. I write fantasy/paranormal romance mainly featuring the Fae.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My favorite place to write is at a locally owned coffee shop, but since I can’t always get there, my second favorite place to write is in my bedroom. Lays original chips and chocolate is a must.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

hmmm….my favorite things about attending signings include: meeting new to me readers, seeing readers who have enjoyed my books and are back for more, seeing my author friends who all live entirely too far away from me, and last but not least, being around like minded people who share a love of the written word. There is an energy about signings that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

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

I would love to meet, Anne Bishop, Patricia Briggs, Darynda Jones, J.R. Ward…the list goes on.

What author would you love to write with?

I’ll have to think on this one a little longer.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My dad’s smile when I signed my first book for him.

What are your social links?

Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/JolantheAleksander

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Joli_Aleksander

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/JOLANTHE-ALEKSANDER/e/B0163KCF7G

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/…/sh…/14442826.Jolanthe_Aleksander

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jolanthealeksander/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ajolanthe/

BookBub: www.bookbub.com/authors/jolanthe-aleksander

What are your buy links?

Breathe Me to Life: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H4KDZ4Y

Beyond the Veil of Whispered Dreams~The Veil Book 1: https://www.amazon.com//dp/B015NP04Q6

The Veiled Path to Destiny~The Veil Book 2: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072YT686B

Veiled Hearts Revealed~The Veil Book 3: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H1MHHKX

 

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights- CC Dragon/Cheryl Dragon

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Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

CC Dragon…. I write para stuff and have a swag problem…

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My office… water and fruity Mentos

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

meeting readers 🙂

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

I’ve met Nora and Charlaine Harris… hmmm JK Rowling. that’s a unicorn

What author would you love to write with?

no…I can’t co-write. I’d freak out. Control Freak 😀

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I’ve had readers ask for every book I had at a signing…that’s rare but it has happened. that’s a WOW…

What are your social links?

authorccdragon.com

@authorccdragon

facebook.com/ccdragonauthor

What are your buy links?

https://amazon.com/CC-Dragon/e/B00USM8LDI

 

 

#wotr19 #attendingauthor #seriesstarter #MelanieJames – Accidental Leigh by Melanie James

How does a girl become a witch? By accident, of course!

Leigh Epstein is a grief stricken and lonely elementary school teacher that is devastated by the brutal and unexpected death of her true love at the hands of a careless writer. She overcomes her grief by taking matters in her own hands and takes up a little romance writing to resurrect her vampire-werewolf book-boyfriend. Leigh gets more than she bargained for when she discovers that every steamy erotic scene she creates is magically reenacted by her family, friends and coworkers.

In her hilarious first diary, Leigh unwittingly sets her parents up for a weekend dinner party that they will never forget. She has two weeks to find out what her new found magic is capable of. Can she prevent a wild erotic encounter that could devastate her sweet parent’s marriage? What and who else will get caught up in her magic spells?

Read a story so witchingly fun, that you won’t be able to put it down and you will be eagerly awaiting the rest of the Literal Leigh Romance Diaries!

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22012863-accidental-leigh

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KY7EAG4/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb

This book was down right hilarious when Leigh makes a decision that on summer break from her teaching job she was going to write a book after her favorite author kills off her beloved book boyfriend she decided to take it into her own hands and figures it can’t be that hard to write a book, so she needed to get her a writing desk small enough to fit in her tiny apartment.Seeing a local ad about a desk that is FREE Leigh jumped all over it and went straight to the address listed to pick up her new desk,but little does she know that it’s more then a desk.  But this very desk has a history of its own and will send what she believes are just stories that she made up and bring them to her real life, so when her family and friends get involved she can’t help but try to help them out,  but then things get turned upside down pretty quickly.

Review by Twinsie Dee

 

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, Melanie James spent 14 years as an IT systems administrator before tiring of the hustle and bustle of the technology world. She’s doing what she loves, by writing paranormal comedy, steamy paranormal, and contemporary romance books. Melanie has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Leadership and Development, with a minor in Women’s Studies. She is working on her Master’s Degree in Adult Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. 

Melanie is married to a wonderful man who supports her dreams and goals. She has two children, three step-children, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and an adorable grand-baby. 

 

#WOTR19 #CoverReveal – Sin by Elena M Reyes

Title: SIN
Author: Elena M. Reyes
Genre: Suspense/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 29, 2019
Cover Artist: Black Widow Designs
I am both heaven and hell. Sin and pleasure.
The Devil she never sees coming…
Everyone knows that Malcolm Asher owns Chicago. Nothing—not a single move is made in my city without my authorization. I’m ruthless. Conniving. Worshipped by those around me, and yet, it means nothing the moment my eyes meet hers…
Clear blue and innocent, the delicate doll on this stage holds me captive against my will. She’s decadence personified—a corruptible angel I want to own.
I’m hard for her.
Starving for a taste.
Eager for her to feel me.
This little girl has no idea of the danger she’s in within my presence. How I will make her crave the darkness I control.
How I will make her…Mine.

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 letting characters grow.

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#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Savannah Verte

Savannah Verte

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Savannah Verte
Vagabond in word & life.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

my office usually. I can control the events that way. You’re stunned, right?
I need total silence usually to submerge and have worn gunshot dampening headphones to achieve it.
coffee. nothing else matters

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

the crazy. between authors & readers, I get my dose of laughter in for weeks in a few hours.

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

John Grisham

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

A reader shouting “OH MY GODS! It’s Savannah Verte!” down the street in Savannah Georgia after a signing…I laughed myself silly.

What are your social links?

www.savannahverte.com; www.facebook.com/authorsavannahverte

What are your buy links?

www.savannahverte.com/books

Twinsie Angie’s review of Baiting a Berserker HERE

 

#WOTR19 #Throwback #Review – Until I Fall by Lyssa Layne


  • Single mom Jordan Glastetter doesn’t know how she’d survive without her best friend, Abram Tomko. He’s the father her son never knew and he’s the rock she’s always leaned on. When Abram’s father suffers a heart attack, it’s Abram’s turn to depend on Jordan, finally seeing her as the woman she’s become and not the little girl he grew up with. Will they risk their friendship for a chance at love?

I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Oh man where do I begin!!?? Lyssa, sister!! Abram was such a hot mess in Robbie and Jordan’s book I was really wondering how you could fix him but fix him you sure did!
Jordan and Abram have known each other all their lives. Jordan falls in love and married Robbie who is Abram’s bestie/wing man. As soon as their life picks up and moves forward, Robbie is killed in the military. This story picks p 5 years after his death. Their story is the prequal to this story.
Jordan is a dedicated mom, rancher, friend and is slowly freaking out that the feelings she has for her best friend, Abram, are slipping into the “more than friends” category.
Abram has watched Jordan every day her entire life but when situations change, and he comes back after helping his sister, his eyes open to the woman she has become. He soon realizes he can’t live with out her in his life. PERIOD.
The couple are essentially raising her son as THEIR son. They are starting to realize there is a lot more going on then just best friends…which everyone else sees but they are both to dumb to see until their world is shook when Pop, Abram’s Father, has a heart attack. The thought of losing his pushes them both into re-evaluating things.
Now of course love can’t come easy with the two for them. They are dealing with her fears of finally moving on past her dead husband of 5 years. They are dealing with other people being interested in the pair plus the fear of what if this doesn’t work. There were times I wanted to smack Jordan upside the head and shake her senseless for thinking less of Abram’s feelings for her. Then toward the end of the story I was gonna nut check Abram for being such a jackass over something that happened with Jordan…sigh…but mainly I loved the journey these two take!!
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Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.