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#WOTR20 – #Review – Because the Night (The Night Songs Collection, #1) by Kristen Strassel

Because the Night (Night Songs Book 1)

Meet the vampire hellbent on destruction and the girl who will do anything to save him, set to a hard rock soundtrack in the hot Las Vegas night…
Sex, blood, and rock n’ roll.

Immortal Dilemma is the hottest show in Vegas and Tristan Trevosier is their biggest star. But to me, he’s the guy who broke my heart and then showed up on stage claiming to be a vampire.

Tristan says I won’t understand his new life. He won’t let me in. That’s how I met Blade, a human with a mysterious connection to Immortal Dilemma. Blade is willing to give me everything Tristan won’t.
But I can’t let him go.

The true darkness of Tristan’s world terrifies me, and I fear for his life. Now Blade’s gone missing and I have to choose—save my mortal friend or abandon my immortal love.

This book is full of twists and turns you won’t see coming, and characters you won’t soon forget.–Tam, Amazon reviewer
As I read the last page GASPING shaking the book thinking to myself if I shake it more words would magically appear but note to self NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. I REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK.–Karina, Amazon reviewer
Leave yourself some time when you begin this story. It will draw you in, and you must find out how it ends before you can put it down again.–KSon, Amazon reviewer


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Vampire rock scene, in VEGAS! Callie goes to Vegas with her cousin to see her ex-boyfriend who has become famous from a reality tv show and is also the star of the band, Immortal Dilemma. She thinks she needs to save him as he is spiraling out of control with addictions. What she doesn’t realize is that he is a vampire and there are other circumstances that keep him from leaving. In the midst of this she meets Blade. He is into music too and seems to be a pretty great guy. She spontaneously decides to stay in Vegas instead of going home. This is the first part of where I start to lose Callie. She is 18 and decides to stay in Vegas. But ok, she gets a job and things are going ok. The story keeps going and she is falling in love with Blade but can’t stay away from Tristan, her ex and vampire star. I got back into the story with the push and pull that she had to deal with between Tristan and Blade. At this point since she is spending more time with Tristan we start to understand his situation better. Things go from weird to crazy and to just plain terrible for Callie. As Callie tries to fight for her life, and the others she cares about, she gets into some super bad situations. I listened to this in an audiobook. The narrator was ok, I wanted to like her but sometimes I think that the narrator made Callie sound even more whiny and undecided with what she wanted to do. The story is good but sometimes it seemed like it took a long time to get to where it needed to be. I plan to continue the series because there was a huge twist at the end of the book and I have to find out what happens! 

Kristen Strassel

Kristen Strassel writes heroes you want to spend the night with. Spend the night reading…what did you think she meant? She started reading paranormal and romance when her mom realized the spookier and spicier the book, the more likely she was to devour it. Now she creates the characters and worlds she always wanted to read about.

#WOTR20 – #Review – Savage Surrender (The Devil’s Dires #1) by Ellis Leigh

Savage Surrender (The Devil's Dires #1)

There’s no escaping a Dire Wolf on the hunt…

Feared by even his own kind, Bez of the Dire Wolf shifters knows exactly how to succeed in any battle. Even if that means racking up collateral damage along the way. A simple mission into the swamplands to save a teenage wolf shifter should have been an easy track and retrieval for a man with his training, but nothing comes easy when the fates get involved.

In one night, Omega Sariel went from a free, single shewolf to a captive with a teenage girl to watch over and a couple of guards intent on making her life miserable…what little is left of it. Then a soldier with ice in his eyes walks in, and the mating call begins. He’s too tough, too harsh, too murderous…but when your life hangs in the balance, a lethal fighter in your corner is better than battling alone. Especially one who isn’t afraid to get a little dirty with her.

Two kidnapped women, one dangerous soldier unknowingly about to come face-to-face with fate, and a monster set on destroying everything in its path. In the world of the Dire Wolves, a retrieval is a simple mission for the unit of soldiers that make up their pack. But this time, a single glance blows simple right out of the swamp and forces Bez to make his stand alone.

One soldier, one fight…one chance at forever.


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Love this story! It was truly captivating right from the beginning! I listened to the audiobook version of the story. The narrator was the perfect fit for Savage Surrender and absolutely holds ALL of your attention. This is a shorter book but it does not stop. There is no down time. It will consume you! The POVs go back and forth between Sariel, a kidnapped Omega wolf, and Bez, of the Dire Wolves. Bez is put on a mission to retrieve a kidnapped, teenage Omega wolf but when he finds her, there are two Omegas! He has to go against normal protocol to go back for the other Omega but there is a problem….they are mates! *wags eyebrows* So now there is this instant mating bond and both of them are having a hard time concentrating. Bez, going against every protocol and saves both Angelita, the teenage Omega, and Sariel, his mate and other Omega. There are so many things going on from the time they meet, escape, and get to the safe house. As they are able to assess the situation better, they find that the enemy has something else up their sleeve…and it is soooooo bad! As the enemy makes their way toward them, Bez and Sariel have to keep their heads about them and not give into the mating as it will make them extremely vulnerable. But once the fight happens, look out! If you listen to the book or read it, it will consume you and you will not be able to put it down. I can’t wait to continue this journey!

Ellis Leigh

A storyteller from the time she could talk, USA Today bestselling author Ellis Leigh grew up among family legends of hauntings, psychics, and love spanning decades. Those stories didn’t always have the happiest of endings, so they inspired her to write about real life, real love, and the difficulties therein. From farmers to werewolves, store clerks to witches—if there’s love to be found, she’ll write about it. Ellis lives in the Chicago area with her husband, daughters, and a German Shepherd that refuses to leave her side.

#Review – The Golden Pecker by Penelope Bloom

The Golden Pecker

I never planned to tell Andi who I was.
Hell, I never planned to meet her.
But her grandfather’s will changes everything.
That, and the shockingly intimate to-do list he left for us.

Landon

I’ve known about Andi Wainwright my whole life. Until now, I’d done a damn good job of keeping my distance. No photos. No social media.

But that changed when I learned about the old man’s death. I had the misfortune of being his business partner, and now the keys to my future are tangled up in his ridiculous will.

First, I had to personally bring Andi down to his club, The Golden Pecker to show her some mysterious video. I may be in the dark about what’s going on, but I know one thing:

I don’t care what’s on that tape. Nothing is going to change the fact that Andi Wainwright is the enemy.


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Fun Rom Com with light BDSM, sure. Why not? So, I personally, am not into BDSM but I sure am of the sarcastic sort. When I saw the title of the book and the cover, I one-clicked not really knowing what I was getting myself into. I was pleasantly surprised and actually laughed quite a bit throughout the story. 

“As the saying went, when in The Golden Pecker, do as the peckers do. In this case, Landon was the Pecker King. The peckeriest pecker of all, you could say.”

Andi and her sisters are mourning their grandfather’s death and his will still needs to be read. What they didn’t know was their grandfather has secrets and has stipulations to have the will read. This where Landon comes in. Landon has it in his mind already that Andi is the enemy and that he completely hates her but now he has to escort her to have her portion of the will read. This is where Andi finds out about her grandfather’s secret of owning several BDSM clubs. And now the fun begins. These rules involve Andi and Landon in the club. Landon is very professional and brooding while Andi has a defense mechanism of being snarky and sarcastic at all the right, and wrong, moments. Pairing these together brings a ton of fun into this light BDSM world. The chemistry between the two are great while they are unraveling all the secrets. The story is intriguing but with the right amount of funny. I recommend this book to just about anyone and look forward to reading others by this author. 

Penelope Bloom

I’m a USA Today Bestselling Author and have written nearly a dozen top 50 amazon bestsellers, including four books that have hit the top 10! Despite all that, I’m still a nervous wreck before I release every new book and I still feel like I have so much more to learn about writing and publishing than I can even wrap my head around.

I’m just beyond honored and humbled that so many readers have embraced me and found enjoyment in my words, because I can’t think of any better opportunity than this.

When I’m not writing and stressing about what I’m going to write, I’m trying to wrangle my two little girls who are 2 and a half and 1 and a half. When I’m not wrangling them, I’m trying to keep my husband in line.

Writing and helping run the family aren’t easy, but I’d never trade it for anything!

#Review #ShortStory #PartofaSeries Resolution Baby Batter (Resolution Pact) by Frankie Love

Let’s get a bun in her oven.

I’m a cop with a sweet tooth and Dolly’s the treat I’m craving.

She’s finally ended things with her deadbeat boyfriend and I’m not missing the chance to make her mine.

Dolly’s the owner of my favorite donut shop and the woman with the best Bavarian cream in the city.

Damn, I love her jelly filling, her chocolate frosting, her perfect donut hole.

She may know how to make a mean old fashioned, but I know how to whip up baby batter that will get her maple glazed.

It’s a new year, and I’m ready to do more than get a bun in her oven.

I’ll be her baby daddy and her dream come true.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43547172-resolution

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Resolution-Baby-Batter-Short-Story-ebook/dp/B07MMBPN5B/ref=sr_1_16?crid=1CV7CRW3O2EOQ&keywords=resolution+pact&qid=1579021974&sprefix=Resolution+p%2Caps%2C177&sr=8-16

Dune only wants one thing this girl who makes delicious donuts. He stops at her shop everyday and its a new year so he’s going to let her know how he feels even though she has a boyfriend he doesn’t care he needs to get it off his chest. Dolly isn’t like the rest of her friends she’s ready to settle down get married and have a baby, so when she finally tells her boyfriend that she wanted to make this year hers and have a baby and marriage he wasn’t in to that so they broke up. Heartbroken Dolly goes and bakes it makes her feel better and she spots Dune at the front door. Will these two make the new year theirs and make something sweeter then donuts or will they get their donuts burnt? This was a good story all the donut puns are a little too much lol but it was a great short read

Review by Twinsie Dee

Frankie Love writes filthy-sweet stories about bad boys and mountain men. As a thirty-something mom to six who is ridiculously in love with her own bearded hottie, she believes in love-at-first-sight and happily-ever-afters. She also believes in the power of a quickie.

Get ready to fall in love … you deserve it!

#Sugar4Spice #AttendingAuthor #Poetry Poems for the Moon vol. 1 by J.R. Rogue


 

A short and free series of personal, custom poems written for fans of J.R. Rogue’s writing.

previously published as Letters To The Moon.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49106260-poems-for-the-moon?from_search=true&qid=2um797xGeg&rank=16

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Letters-Moon-J-R-Rogue-ebook/dp/B0793GXT34/ref=pd_ybh_a_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=SX545740NKYJWRWRW04X

It’s a good quick read it’s a nice break from a book book, some of the poems spoke to you and others were just a little off. Other then that it was a quick read

Review by Twinsie Dee

J.R. Rogue first put pen to paper at the age of fifteen after developing an unrequited high school crush & has never stopped writing about heartache. She has published multiple volumes of poetry and novels.

Three of her poetry collections, La Douleur Exquise, Exits, Desires, & Slow Fires, & I’m Not Your Paper Princess have been Goodreads Choice Awards Nominees.

#Review #ShortStory #PartofaSeries Resolution First Kiss (Resolution Pact) by Kelli Callahan


I want my first kiss, and a whole lot more…

I’m done being the girl that’s never been kissed.

I’ve just been invited to spend New Year’s Eve with Bradley Remington.

He’s hot-as-sin. Gorgeous. Everything I could want and more.

We all know what happens at midnight. Right?

The fireworks won’t be the only thing that goes boom..

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43581115-resolution

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Resolution-Pact-First-Short-Story-ebook/dp/B07MTJLYJ6/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=Resolution+pact&qid=1578940230&sr=8-5

Brittney just wanted one thing heading into the new year her first kiss and she was hoping New Year Eve was going to the night. After heading to a party and her best friend ditching her she decided she was going to leave and just finish the night at home in her jammies. On the way she had enough of the heels and stopped in front of a building to shuck the shows. When a limo pulled up and this hottie got out and asked her to join him on the roof for a party. This was it her first kiss the clock strikes midnight the ball dropped and well Bradley was no where to be found. But that’s not all he i bound determined to make it up to Brittney. Will she get her first kiss and will it be everything she has ever dreamed of or will it just turn out to be more then anything after all new year new me taking chances and making things happen. This was a cute short read with lots of hot moments.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Kelli writes hot and steamy romances with delicious alpha males who will not stop until they get the women they crave exactly where they want them. Kelli’s heroes are tough as nails, hot as sin, and underneath the rough exterior is a heart of gold begging to be unleashed. If you think you can tame them, you’re probably right, but it won’t be an easy journey.

Make no mistake, Kelli’s stories will give you the happily ever after you need, but they’re also steamy and packed from cover to cover with exactly what you’re looking for late at night when you leave your panties by the door.

#review #seriesstarter Flame (A Men of Inked Heatwave 1) by Chelle Bliss


Gigi Gallo’s childhood was filled with the roar of a motorcycle and the hum of a tattoo gun. Fresh out of college, she’s about to start working at her family’s tattoo studio — Inked. But when she shows up the first day, she never expects to run into someone tall, dark, and totally sexy from her not-so-innocent past.

Pike Moore is a bossy biker with a cocky attitude and an even bigger ego. He came to Inked to start over. New town. New job. New roots. None of that included coming face-to-face with the hot chick who spent a week in his bed before she vanished without a trace.

But when Pike’s dark family history catches up with him, can he stop Gigi from being caught in the crossfire?

Flame is book one in the Men of Inked: Heatwave series by USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss. The Men of Inked: Heatwave series features steamy romance, hot heroes, and strong women.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45870487-flame

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Flame-Men-Inked-Heatwave-Book-ebook/dp/B07S1BXL73/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2DT2BI63PC7I4&keywords=flame+chelle+bliss&qid=1578334736&sprefix=Flame+ch%2Caps%2C182&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzNTlDMlZHSk5XTExNJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDM0Mjk2MVhIM1A4TkxLQTdMOSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMzQ5NjQ3MkFDUE83TUhEQUJONyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

Wow just wow this book was amazing. Follow Gigi and a few friends on spring break where she gets the balls to go up and talk to a random stranger in a bar and this guy was fine s hell. Pike was just looking to hang out with some of his friends during bike week and wasn’t looking for anything but hey a hookup with a hot girl isn’t going to  ruin his time. Well after 2 weeks together Gigi went out for coffee and never looked back after all they never are going to see each other again. 15 months later Gigi is graduated and is ready for her first official day in the family tattoo shop its all she’s ever dreamed about, plus there was also going to be a new guy starting. Who is there when Gigi walks into the shop Pike of all people, they are both speechless. Twist and turns and a cliffhanger that will leave you wanting more. I’m going to be dreaming of Pike for a while he i just so swoon worthy and sexy as hell, and your going to wish you were apart of the Gallo family.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Chelle Bliss, USA Today Bestselling author, currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over thirteen books and has three series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.

#Review – Lone Survivor (Last of Us #2) by Nikki Landis

Lone Survivor (Last of Us, #2)

Zombies!

The world has gone to ***, and the zombie apocalypse is now responsible for wiping out humanity.

One girl believes she’s all alone and the world’s last hope for survival . . . but is she the key, a threat, or something else entirely?

A GROUP OF SURVIVORS … must find a way to live together when a terrible virus turns deadly. Two different strands determine what type of zombie is unleashed upon those lucky enough to escape the initial outbreak. One year later survival is the only objective . . . until the mutations begin to change and humanity becomes the scariest monster of all.

– Bailee & Sawyer –


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All things ZOMBIE! We have a reason why the world has gone to hell in a handbasket! And now…how do we fix it??? There is a reason the zombies are the way they are, and the way the zombies are evolving will make the geek in you get excited! We have so much more in this story about the hows and whys that make the zombies. EXCELLENT!

This is Bailee’s and Sawyer’s story. This starts out with Bailee and her dealing with her own turmoil. She has been on her own for a year. That’s right folks, an entire year. Feeling like she was alone, the lone survivor. Along with her own turmoil we find out that she is the niece of the man that found this virus that made zombies. While out scavenging she is overrun by zombies and is saved by Sawyer. Sawyer happens to be an alpha soldier that has had a team out looking for Bailee…but she does not know this. There are lots of secrets and Sawyer, along with his team, don’t divulge these with Bailee. Bailee is brought to their compound and is made to feel like one of the group. A budding romance begins between the two …then things go awry. Traitor? Enemy? Zombie? Crazy chaos!

This story starts giving you some essential information to get started, it gets you drawn in, gives you something new to grasp onto with the zombie apocalypse. It’s fast paced and an incredible page turner right to the very end. Love always finds a way but then sacrifice always gets in the way. This is a fantastic story with just the right amount of everything put into one story. There really is something for everyone with this. Even if you aren’t a zombie fanatic you will absolutely enjoy this story. I can’t wait for the next installment. Bring it on!

Nikki Landis

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


We all know what happens to naughty little elves…

My boss is an a**hole.

And a Scrooge.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Review by Twinsie Dee

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

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

 

Santa’s Stuffing More Than Her Stockings…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Review by Twinsie Dee

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