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#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! 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JJpVZB

Apple Books: http://bit.ly/AOCApple

Amazon Worldwide: https://mybook.to/AlphasConfessAll

Nook: http://bit.ly/ACANook

Kobo: http://bit.ly/ACAKobo

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/ACA-GR

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

#WOTR19 #AttendingAuthor #NewRelease #TwinsieDee #Review #SeriesStarter Unlucky in Love (Hotline Hookup Book 1) by Cary Hart



Getting lucky’ is a phrase I could barely say without blushing…

Yep! I’m that girl. The one my friends call goody two shoes…

But…good girls don’t finish first. THEY—GET—DUMPED. Even after investing—no, wasting—six years of their life on the guy who was supposed to be the one.

So…I traded in my halo for a pair of horns!

Hello, world…Clover Kelly is single and ready to mingle!

Then it happened, I suddenly found myself starring in the dating game to beat all dating games.

While pouring out my heart to my best friend, my new quest for lust is accidentally broadcast live…ON THE RADIO! Yay, me!

Did I mention my best friend is an uber famous radio personality…and a guy? A really hot guy? Yeah, his face isn’t plastered all over town simply for his name…

When the requests to win my heart came pouring in and became date after horribly bad date – I couldn’t help but wonder…

Could he? Could we? I mean I’m already breaking all the rules.

What’s a girl gotta do to get lucky?

Goodreads  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46746073-unlucky-in-love

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/UnLucky-Love-Friends-Standalone-Romance- ebook/dp/B07TJY2964/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=Cary+Hart&qid=1564240820&s=gateway&sr=8-5

How far is to far to go with your best friend? When Clover had her entire life planned out down to the wire every detail well the night she thinks she getting engaged to her boyfriend of 6 years well lets just say her life got flipped upside down and her perfect life plan got thrown out the window. Austin her best friend since they were kids swoops in and saves the day with letting her crash at his place and calling his driver to go pick up the rest of her stuff from her ex so she never has to see him again. When Clover take Austin lunch at work she ends up sitting on the on air button at his radio show and ends up letting all of New York City know she’s single ready to mingle and is looking for that perfect man and that perfect O. With the help of her best gal pals and Austin will Clover be able to find the one, or has he always been right in front of her. This book is down right hilarious I’ve never laughed so hard in my life. If the conversations don’t have your rolling on the floor Kramer definitely will. You are not going to want to miss this one at all. 

Review by Twinsie Dee

Cary Hart hails from the Midwest. A sassy, coffee drinking, sometimes sailor swearing, Spotify addict, lover of all things books!

When not pushing women down the stairs in the fictional world, Cary has her hands full. Soccer mom in all sense of the word to two wild and crazy, spoiled kiddos, and wife to the most supportive husband. In addition to writing full time, she enjoys binge watching Netflix, laying around in her hammock and baking up cookies for her family and friends.

Cary writes real, raw romance! In her stories the characters deal with life’s everyday struggles and unwanted drama, they talk about the ugly and they become the broken. Everyone deserves a happy ending, but sometimes before you can appreciate the light, there has to be darkness.

Growing up, if someone would have told her she would become a writer, she wouldn’t have believed them. It wasn’t until she got her hands on her first romance novel, that the passion grew. Now she couldn’t imagine her life any other way – she’s living her dream.

#WOTR19Attending #Review #NovusPack #Shifter

Sometimes, Goodbye is the Only Way 

Raider Black, Leader of the Novus Pack, will do anything for his people. His word is his bond no matter the sacrifice. Novus has always come first. 

Theodora Morrissey is a gift from The Goddess to the Lycan world. It doesn’t take someone with her psychic abilities to see that her future is in jeopardy. 

When Theo is discovered bloodied, beaten, violated, and broken, Black must find a way for her to be healed or his dream for their future will be destroyed
Feel Me is Book two of the Novus pack.  We know that Theo and Black are together, but she also knows that its not forever because of two things: 1 she’s human and has a finite life span and Black is immortal. 2: At some point in the future Black is to be mated to a princess from another pack.
Yes, the contract to marry kills her but it was before she was in the picture and it is for the good of the Novus Pack.
Black hates that he has the contract, but he knows he and Theo may have many happy years together before his intended is ready, heck it may not even happen in Theo’s lifetime.
However in the real world fate is a bitch and it is time.
Be prepare to ball you eyes out people, have tissues and wine on hand because you will need it. M. Jayne made me feel all the feels with this one.
So much happens in this story that saying anything well be a spoiler for someone who want to read it for themselves.   Yes it’s only a story, but just like in real life sometimes you gotta get through the bad to get to the good and also yes there is A LOT of bad but there is also A LOT of good.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU my Twinsie friends for turning me onto M. Jayne and I will be waiting on pins and needles for the next book
M. Jayne doesn’t know what she wants to be when and if she ever grows up. She’s worked retail, recorded hearings in a Federal Courtroom, worked behind the scenes with security at a casino and currently she is living her dream writing Romance. She plots and plans from her farm in central Indiana that she shares with her husband and two mastiffs, Ginger and Duncan Keith. 

When she isn’t creating she can be found watching sports, searching for the perfect mascara and reading. She also loves questionable TV- Any Real Housewives, The Steve Wilkos Show and Live PD. Plus she is addicted to the TMZ app on her phone. M. Jayne loves to meet readers. She attends many conferences and signings. Please take a moment and introduce yourself and tell her what you are reading

http://www.readmelaniejayne.com/m.-jayne.html

#WOTR19Attending #Review #Shifter #NovusPack – See Me by M. Jayne/Melanie Jayne

Throughout history, The Lady, Goddess of the Lycan world, has gifted werewolf packs with humans who carry her mark. Theodora Morrissey’s plans to return to college for her graduate degree are ended when she is awakened by an otherworldly voice on a rarely used airstrip in Nebraska. Injured and disoriented, she has no idea the discoloration on her back has marked her as a Seer, and that she is now a possession—and the prisoner—of the Novus Pack of Lycans. 

To the Novus pack, the word of their leader, their Laird, is the law. With compelling gray eyes and long dark hair, Raider Black rules his pack with intelligence and ruthlessness. To cement the security of his pack, Black has committed to mate another Packleader’s daughter. But he’s finding it impossible to fight his attraction to the pack’s alluring new Seer, claiming her as his own. 

Sweet, fearless, and unintentionally funny, Theo upends Black’s world and pushes the boundaries of his rules. How far is Black willing to go, and what will he sacrifice, to save both his pack and the human Seer who’s found a way not only into his bed, but his heart?
So as a reader I sometimes get stuck on what to read next and nothing sounds good, this is why I’m glad my friends are readers too.  See sometimes we read the same authors, but there are other times that they can off up a new author that I haven’t read and this is one of these times.
While searching for someone to read  some of the other Twinsie pointed me in the direction of M. Jayne and her Novus pack.
Holy heck am i glad for friends after starting this series.  First of all I love how every shifter author has their own rules for shifters and while some are the same there are differences too.
Theodora Morrissey is left beaten and frozen on a airstrip runway and is no longer just a “human” when she awakes, she is now a Seer and marked by The Lady.
Raider Black is the Novus pack leader, for him Novus comes first above everything and he will do whatever he has to do to make sure that it stays that way,
OMG, the heat that these two have is off the charts first of all and second Theodora is having to learn about her new life.  Her place is with the pack, she is theirs, well Black’s, and there is no going back to her old life.
She has all these things that she has to learn, about the pack, about shifters, about what The Lady has gifted her and how to use her gifts for the good of the pack.  While she has been marked which is a honor, she is also just human so not as good as a wolf.
Black and Theodora fight the pull between them for a while and it is hot watching said pull, its also hot watching them when they stop fighting.
Not only is the book hot, but it has its humorous moments too.  Along with the hot and funny are some tearjerking moments, so be prepared to laugh, cry, and be turned on all with one book. LOL!!

M. Jayne doesn’t know what she wants to be when and if she ever grows up. She’s worked retail, recorded hearings in a Federal Courtroom, worked behind the scenes with security at a casino and currently she is living her dream writing Romance. She plots and plans from her farm in central Indiana that she shares with her husband and two mastiffs, Ginger and Duncan Keith. 

When she isn’t creating she can be found watching sports, searching for the perfect mascara and reading. She also loves questionable TV- Any Real Housewives, The Steve Wilkos Show and Live PD. Plus she is addicted to the TMZ app on her phone. M. Jayne loves to meet readers. She attends many conferences and signings. Please take a moment and introduce yourself and tell her what you are reading. 

http://www.readmelaniejayne.com/m.-jayne.html

#WOTR18 #Review #FriendsToLovers – Until You Fall In Love by Lyssa Layne

Until You Fall In Love

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?

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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!!

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.

You can visit Lyssa’s writing blog at http://www.authorlyssalayne.blogspot.com You can also follow her on Twitter @layne_lyssa or check out her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lyssalayne

Feel free to contact her regarding blog reviews, giveaways, or blog book tours authorlyssalayne@gmail.com Happy reading!

#WOTR19Attending, #CoverReveal, #4PawsforAbility

Alphas Confess all, an all-new anthology featuring 10 bestselling authors and benefitting 4 Paws for Ability, is coming September 17th and we have the steamy cover! 

Sometimes, all sin needs is a little confession.

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 bed time 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

Pre-order your copy today! 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JJpVZB

Apple Books: http://bit.ly/AOCApple

Amazon Worldwide: https://mybook.to/AlphasConfessAll

Nook: http://bit.ly/ACANook

Kobo: http://bit.ly/ACAKobo

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/ACA-GR

Cover Designed by Rachel Connolly 

Photographer: Wander Aguiar 

Models: Andrew Biernat & Sofia Romero

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

Lexi Blake
http://www.lexiblake.net/

Sidney Bristol

Mari Carr

https://maricarr.com

Sierra Cartwright

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