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#WOTR20 #AttendingAuthor #PartofaSeries Jamie’s Got A Wand (Southern Fried Sass Book 4) by Julia Mills


Put your head between your legs and kiss your booty buh-bye, you’re never gonna believe what’s goin’ on now.

It all started with a surprise visit from a mouse… Well, not really a mouse… Billy’s a Greater Bilby… But that’s just a fancy Australian name for goofy gray rodent with big, pointy ears and a nasty disposition. I mean, I guess…to be politically correct I should… Oh, hell, when have I ever given a rat’s behind about bein’ politically correct?

No time for BS. I’m gonna Joe Friday this bitch. You know, just the facts, ma’am and all that happy horseshit.

Here’s what I have so far:

· Plea for help from Billy the Bilby

· Missing Sloth, who also happens to be my Mate, not to mention a Deputy with a badge and gun which would be so helpful right now

· A tingle in the palm of my wand hand and a wiggle in Wanda’s shiny little tip ~ sure signs somethin’ wicked this way’s acomin’

And… Wait for it … This is the BIG one. Big, like we’re all headed to Hell in a handcart at a high rate of speed with no brakes, no passing Go, no $200, and no clue what to do ~ H-U-G-E.

· Every single one of the Dragonettes is conked out. Completely and totally unresponsive . Like colorful, little Sleeping Beautys snorin’ all over the place. Yeah, you’re so right. I said, “Oh, shit,” more than once, too. Trouble is, we’ve got no colorful little Prince Charmings to pucker up and lay one on ’em. Life without my fiery sidekick is just plain boring. Oh, and, scary as all get out.

Talk about trouble with a capital T and that rhymes with ME, and that stands for the crazy-ass Witch who better get her butt in gear.

Bubble, bubble, who the hell asked for a bubble.

We’re off to the Swamp, a nasty hex to tromp.

Wanda the wand is rarin’ to scoot and the crazy Wolf came too…t. (Sorry, rhyming’s not my thing. Talk to Daisy. She’s the danged poet.)

Grab your boots, your magic, and a big can of bug spray, I’mma need all the help I can get. Don’t worry ‘bout the Gators, they’ve been fed, even that nasty little redhead, Nannette.

P.S. If you see Dash, tell him to get his Slothy butt to the Swamp!

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48048027-jamie-s-got-a-wand

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Jamie is one sassy witch that has a wand with a mind of its own, when all of Jamie’s friends, family and local town folks all turned into their furry, scaly, and slimy animals. Jamie was the only one who cold save them but she wasn’t sure where to begin. After find out who was behind all of this crazy chaos Jamie just wanted to spell the shit outta the scumbag who did this to everyone. Will Jamie be able to save everyone without getting anyone including herself killed in the process follow her through this crazy town with so many laughs that you might start crying from laughing so hard.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Mom of two rockin’ girls, Reader of everything, Author of The Dragon Guards series and many more surprises to come!

I am a sarcastic,sometimes foul-mouthed, not afraid to drink a beer, always southern woman with 2 of the most amazing teenage daughters,

a menagerie of animals and a voracious appetite for reading who recently decided to write the storied running through her brain. I read my first book, Dr Suess’ Cat in The Hat by myself at 4 and was hooked.

I believe a good book along with shoes, makeup and purses will never let a girl down and that all heroes of all the books

I have ever read or will ever write pale in comparison to my daddy! I am a sucker for a happy ending and love some hot sweaty sex with a healthy dose of romance.

I am still working on my story but believe it will contain all of the above with as much SPICE as I can work into it. CHEERS!

#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 – Storybook Academy: The Keeper by Kylie Marcus

Storybook Academy: The Keeper

One Chance. Five Stubborn Prince Charmings. How’s a Girl Supposed to Save the World?

After my grandfather died, he left me one thing: a magical book. Now I’m enrolling at an Academy for fairy tale characters and it’s up to me to put their stories back together.

There are just a couple problems:

1. Last time I read a bedtime story, I was six.
2. It’s not like people are walking around introducing themselves as Prince Charming.
3. And speaking of princes – the princes I do meet aren’t interested in their princesses – but they’re only interested in kissing me!

My grandfather’s letter said the fate of both this world and my own rests on my rewriting the fairy tales. That’s a lot for a seventeen-year-old to deal with let alone throwing in some villains who only want to see me fail.

Happily ever after as we know it, will never be the same.

Disclaimer: This is a Why Choose?/Reverse Harem story where the heroine falls for many heroes and does not pick just one.


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This is a fun YA, twisted fairytale, reverse harem story. The world as we know it is slowly forgetting about fairytales and we find out that they are fading away. Serina is in a world where using her imagination is forbidden. Her grandfather passes away and leaves her a storybook. Not just a storybook but THE storybook. She finds out that after his passing she has been deemed the next keeper of the Storybook Realm. When she is whisked away to the Storybook Realm she finds herself at the academy. Since all the stories are fading away she has to rewrite them. But in the Storybook Realm she has to rewrite them by getting the fairytales to play out. Unfortunately she has all the princes falling for her. She ends up in the middle of a story and has to find a way to rewrite the character she replaced into another story. Serina is just a teenage girl and has been given a huge job of keeping the fairytales alive and well. Part of the problem is she is loving being at the Academy instead of at home. At the Academy she is treated like she mattered and would be missed if she ever disappeared. She’s having an issue with “not mixing business with pleasure”, haha! Reader beware, this ends with a cliffhanger but by the end of the book I was more aware of the bad guys but trying to figure out who we can trust. I look forward to continuing this series and seeing if the Storybook Realm can be saved.

Kylie Marcus

Kylie Marcus still believes in magic and fantasy. She has always cultivated the magic inside of her, using her words to bring it to life on the pages of her stories for readers. After meeting the love of her life while ghost hunting in England, she believes in happily ever afters and hopes to convince readers of them too.

Now happily married, they live in Canada with their little man and two weenie dogs. Her fairy tale has only just started and she can’t wait to see how it ends.

To find out more about Kylie and her books, go to http://bit.ly/kmfindoutmore

#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 #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter #Novella Who Ordered a Medium (Unfortunate Spells Book 0) by Jennifer Leslie


How can she move on when her dead fiancé won’t?

Josie’s world is turned upside down after the death of her fiancé. Her picture-perfect world no longer exists. But when a ghost starts haunting her house, she’s not sure who to turn to.

Sebastian isn’t just a hot stripper Josie met at her bachelorette party, he’s also the medium that shows up at her door to help her with her ghost problem.

Together, they must figure out who is haunting her house and how to get rid of them. Can they survive the supernatural while figuring out the chemistry brewing between them?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46205691-who-ordered-a-medium

Amazon  https://www.amazon.com/Ordered-Medium-Unfortunate-Spells-Book-ebook/dp/B07SM378FN/ref=sr_1_2?crid=12UC4WPJD9VOJ&keywords=jennifer+laslie&qid=1570110618&sprefix=Jennifer+las%2Caps%2C272&sr=8-2


Josie was enjoying her bachelorette party 3 days before her wedding with her closest  friends drinking and have a blast when the doorbell rings and surprise her friends got her a stripper. The music and lap dance started and for some reason Josie had felt a spark between the stripper and herself, she shouldn’t be feeling things like that she getting ready to get married for Christ sakes. The next night her future husband went out with his friends and it was during a terrible storm, well one thing lead to another and something terrible had occurred. A few days later Josie was putting books away and one flew off the shelf into the middle of the room she knows she wasn’t going crazy but this book was amazing and i just loved it. Hilarious, heartwarming, heartbreak, and swooning this books has it all, and a little spook factor that your going to love as well.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Jennifer Laslie is a crazy cat lady who lives in Utah with her wonderful husband and two children. 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.

#WOTR20 #AttendingAuthor #Standalone #Novella First Comes Love (Lovelly Series Novella) by Clara Stone

Some loves are undeniable. Some burn with the heat of summer.

When Homer Lovelly pulled over to help a stranded damsel in distress, he never expected he’d meet his soul mate. But from the moment Claire clocked him in the head with her boot—and then kissed him—he knew she was it.

She’d be his undoing.

Wild, sexy, and fearless, Claire is intoxicating. She’s also leaving at the end of summer, a few short weeks away. Homer knows he shouldn’t fall for her. He also knows he doesn’t have a choice. And with September rising fast on the horizon, he’s almost out of time.

The question is, can he convince Claire that what he feels is more than a summer fling, or will he watch as the woman he’s meant to marry walk out of his life forever?

Scroll up and one click today to see why fans of The Notebook and The Summer Boyfriend will fall in love with this steamy, summer-fling romance.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43608463-first-comes-love

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MXLY2FH?pf_rd_p=183f5289-9dc0-416f-942e-e8f213ef368b&pf_rd_r=RNMTRZF70FEY8RPXXGAJ

all Clarie wanted was a few weeks of harmless summer fun, and a possible hook up here and there. when on her way to a party her uncle’s truck broke down and when a hot as hell cowboy stops to help her she thinks why not start the night off right. Homer was just trying to help a pretty lady out little did he know that he could catch feelings and one thing that Clarie doesn’t do is catch feeling. Will her mind get changed, or will they just be a hot summer fling and go their own ways once she leaves. this is once again another amazing story that follows another member of the Lovelly family. i love these books and this family.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Clara Stone writes YA/NA Contemporary Romance and Paranormal Romance stories and is a complete sucker for sweet, memorable kisses. She strongly believes that true love conquers EVERYTHING, along with a tub of Ice cream!

When she isn’t reading or writing or dancing, much to the embarrassment of her husband and two kids, she’s probably watching Supernatural and The Walking Dead. So, if she sounds like your cup of syrup to your pancakes (or waffles… no favorites here), then give her a “Follow” to any number of social media kingdoms she’s built and stay updated of her upcoming releases, book sales, and book recommendations!

#WOTR20 #AttendingAuthor #MC #PartofaSeries #SeriesStarter Grit (King’s Harlots #1) by J.M Walker

He refuses to fall in love.

He was born alone and he will die alone. Or, at least he thought so until now.

Vice-One is all he knows. His squad. His brothers. The men he spends every day protecting. He is empty and only one person can fill this void. This darkness.

Meanwhile, Genevieve Gold makes it clear he should stay away when she is everything he craves.

She is lost.

Her heart has been ripped out; stomped on…crushed into tiny pieces, leaving only a gaping hole behind.

King’s Harlots is all she has. Her club. Her sisters. Her life. But something is missing until he shows up.

Angel Rodriguez is everything she hates but everything she needs.

Putting differences aside, they will work together to bring down a malevolent force threatening to rip them apart…

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26244050-grit?from_search=true

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Grit-Kings-Harlots-MC-Book-ebook/dp/B01D7Y1FEK/ref=sr_1_6?crid=2MYPBG2YEIRV7&keywords=jm+walker&qid=1566669002&s=gateway&sprefix=Jm+w%2Caps%2C172&sr=8-6

Jay was the president of the king’s Harlots motorcycle club an all female Mc. Angel was a navy seal and a construction worker these two had lived very different lives. Jay only deals with one night stands most of the time only because he hasn’t found the one guy who will take control in the bed room like she want. When they guys surprise Angel for his birthday he finds himself at the job site of the king’s harlot club and then over hears Jay telling her girls that what exactly she wants in a guy and Angel knows that he can be that guy. These two fight their inner demons and work together to help Each other bring the best out of themselves. There are so many ups and downs, twist and turns that keep you guessing till the very last page.

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.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

#ReleaseBlitz, #NewRelease, #Charity, #Anthology, Alphas Confess All (Forbidden Encounters) by Shayla Black, Lexi Blake, Sidney Bristol, Mari Carr, Sierra Cartwright, Katana Collins, Jenna Jacob, Geneva Lee, Angel Payne, Willow Winters

Sometimes, all sin needs is a little confession.

Alphas Confess all, an all-new anthology featuring 10 bestselling authors and benefitting 4 Paws for Ability, is available now! 

And sometimes, those who need it the most have the highest walls, the darkest secrets…the dirtiest desires.

You’re obsessed with what he’ll do to you. How he’ll possess you in every way possible. Every naughty, forbidden way…

These heroes, created by ten of romance’s leading stars, are ready to step out of their shadows and confess all…to you. The wickedness of their world. The midnights of their fantasies. The forbidden fruit of their needs.

Are you daring enough to accept?

Once Upon An Alpha along with 4 Paws for Ability, and ten bestselling authors, bring you this page turning, limited edition, anthology that’s sure to keep you up well past your bedtime and craving your own Forbidden Encounter.

Participating Authors: 

Shayla Black

Lexi Blake

Sidney Bristol

Mari Carr

Sierra Cartwright

Katana Collins

Jenna Jacob

Geneva Lee

Angel Payne

Willow Winters

Download your copy today! 

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About 4 Paws for Ability

4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to place quality service dogs with children with disabilities and veterans who have lost use of limbs or hearing and educate the public regarding use of service dogs in public places.


















Connect with the Authors
Shayla Black
https://www.shaylablack.com
 
Lexi Blake
http://www.lexiblake.net/
 
Sidney Bristol
http://sidneybristol.com
 
Mari Carr
https://maricarr.com
 
Sierra Cartwright
https://www.sierracartwright.com/
 
Katana Collins
http://www.katanacollins.com
 
Jenna Jacob
https://jennajacob.com
 
Geneva Lee
https://www.genevalee.com
 
Angel Payne
https://angelpayne.com
 
Willow Winters
https://www.willowwinterswrites.com
 
 
 
 
 

#WOTR20, #NewRelease, #SpinOff, #Vampires, #VCWarriors, Tessa: The Mates Series(Book 2) by Teresa Gabelman

Tessa Pride, mate to VC Warrior Jared Kincaid, is doing everything in her power to become a respected Warrior in her own right. Unfortunately, her mate isn’t quite as excited about her passion. Tessa walks into the role with a newfound sense of determination knowing her decisions could end her relationship with the man she loves. 

With everything to lose, Tessa steps into the battle of earning the right to walk next to her mate in life, love, and work. Though she is also ready to walk alone if necessary, she will make sure Jared Kincaid regrets that for the rest of his life. 

The Mate series delves into the kickass world of the Warriors’ mates and how united, they can make a difference—just like their badass Protectors. Follow along to see how these exceptional women’s newfound freedom affect those around them and which Warrior may or may not support their feisty independent mate’s new and exciting path. 
 I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book


I am so glad that Teresa Gabelman decided to do a spin-off for the mates of the VC Warriors.  She did a great job giving us the first book in the series with Nicole and she’s on a roll with the second book Tessa.
If you have read the series you know that Tessa is a strong woman that can and will do what is needed.  Tessa’s only problem, I feel, is that she has a huge problem with seeing herself has that woman.  Oh, sure on some level she knows she’s a strong person but deep down she truly doesn’t feel it because she doesn’t know herself.
Now her mate is one alpha male VC Warrior known as Jared Kincade.  Jared has slowly dropped down the list of my favorite warriors because he has what I like to call douchebagitis.  He’s always been in my top three and lets face it if I  had him as my number one Twinsie Angie would kill me, which is cool because I’ve been in love with Slade since he walked onto the pages of Duncan’s book.
Sorry, sorry, thought of Slade and lost track, LOL, back to Tessa and Jared.
Since the mates have been training with the warriors to all the Males have slowly stood behind their mates decision, with the exception of Jared and it has been causing a rift to form.
In this story we get to see Tessa find and total believe in herself and her power as a woman and a vampire.  Major secrets are spilled by Jared, which is the reason he has been behaving the way he has, and we get to see a group of new vamps called The Dark Guardians.  We are also get to see Tessa and Adam’s POS father for the first time too.
There’s passion, drama, and you’ll need tissues because there is also tears with this one.  I’m excited to see where Gabelman is going with the demon outbreak and to see who the next mate is gonna be.
I do have one small side note for her, well it’s more of a request, more Slade please!!!!  Hee, hee, hee, I don’t see where having more of him in any book is a bad thing.
Teresa 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

#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