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#WOTR23 #NewRelease #DoubleReview #Paranormal #Vampires #2ndChance – Jake, The Protectors book 26 by Teresa Gabelman

Jake (The Protectors Series) Book #26 by [Teresa Gabelman]

After a tragic accident, Jake, former Dark Guardian, not only mourned losing his wife but carried the burden of a secret that only one other living person knew. Confronting that secret was the only way Jake could fight his heavy guilt when a beautiful ballerina dances into his life.

Jessie Reed loves everything about dance, but it didn’t pay the bills. Getting a job working with Nicole Callahan, Jessie is thrown into the VC Warrior and Dark Guardian world where she meets Jake, who saves her life not once, but twice.

Tormented by his feelings for Jessie, Jake still can’t seem to stay away from her, not realizing she had battles of her own. Slowly they build a bond that is shaky at best. As Jake and Jessie fight against the guilt that weighs heavily on them, neither realizes that a message from beyond the grave can give them the freedom of happiness.


Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

I am a big fan of this series.  I have loved how Teresa keeps the series fresh by adding new elements IE Witches, demons, etc to the overall arc of the plot.  Its not like Supernatural where they were just constantly saving the planet…get me?

We met Jake a few books ago when he was happily getting married/mated to Tracy, the love of his life and mate.  When she was murdered, on their wedding day, I was like “Aint no coming back from that” only to discover there is a story for Jake.

Jessie we just met a book or so ago.  She is Mitch’s niece.  We all love Mitch for the bossy boss of Nicole who runs the social agency helping orphaned children.  Jessie has seen Jake a time or two and is thankful he has saved her when she seemed to find trouble.  She is also understanding about the loss she knows Jake has had with Tracy.  However, she just FEELS something when he is around but certainly, he doesn’t feel that way….right???

I loved this story brings in another villain for the over all story named Gello not to be confused with Jell-O like Steve thinks. LOL  Oh Steve.  We also see a story for Daniel being percolated along with Jill’s storyline.  I am so loving that totally. I want to know what is happening in Teresa’s mind.

What I didn’t love, not that I didn’t love the story was….I missed Jake and Jessie.  Yes, they were in the story but I felt like their story was a secondary plot point.  I also felt this way about Ryker and Susan.  We saw both couples dancing around each other and then boom one chapter they are in love.    I know there are many more couples and story lines to keep up with, but I miss the original books where the couple seemed more front and center vs a side story.

Will I continue the series?  ABSOLUTELY!!  It’s a great series with amazing plot twists and turns.  The story never gets old and keeps you entertained 110%.

Review by Twinsie Melinda

I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

This series is one I can read over and over. Jake has now been added to the list as a reread. I really like how this book is building up to something big. I’m not sure how this world is going to end but with the warriors and Guardians you know it is going to be epic.

Jake has so much healing to do after losing the woman he loved on their wedding day. When he realizes Jessie is his mate he struggles with the loss of Tracy and knowing Jesse is his mate.

Jessie is Mitch’s niece and an amazing dancer. She is strong willed and a bit witty a perfect mate for our newest Warrior Jake.

There was a lot going on in the book. We see Jake and Jessie grow closer together and learn about one another. We see Jill deal with everything changing for her being a half-breed and not being released back into rotation. Being Sloan’s errand girl is not what she signed up for which forces her to make some hard decisions. There are the demons that are plotting to take out heir biggest threat and the Warriors youngest member.

I have to say I absolutely fell in love with king in this book. I loved everything about him at the dance competition he had me in stitches. I cannot wait to see what is in store for the Warriors and Guardians in the upcoming books. I know I will not be disappointed and will be on the edge of my seat like always.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Teresa Gabelman, writes paranormal romance and contemporary romance with a side of humor in each story. Her heroines are strong and independent keeping the sexy alpha heroes on their toes.

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!

#WOTR23 #AudioReview – A Warrior Christmas (The Protectors #14) by Teresa Gabelman

A Warrior Christmas (The Protectors, #14)

Jingle bells! Jingle bells! Warriors are on their way. Oh, what fun it is to slay a rogue vampire today. Hey!

To have more Christmas fun dive into A Warrior Christmas to see which mate gets the perfect gift and which Warrior Grinch finds his holiday cheer.


I purchased the audio book. (combined with Bishop’s book)

What a great addition to this series.  This short read doesn’t focus on one couple but instead the entire cast. This does move the series forward and give us some additional insight into the Protectors, Mates and their families. 

I love how the Mates try to get the guys in the Christmas spirit. As always the guys may think they run things but we all know it is the mates that run the show. This was a fun little quick read that lead into Bishop and Bonnie. 

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!

#WOTR23 #Novella #Vampire #Paranormal – The Vampire Who Saved Christmas by Sophie Stern

The Vampire Who Saved Christmas

One human. One vampire. One collection of missing blood.

Juniper James is working at the Rose Valley Blood Bank when something goes terribly wrong: a collection of blood is stolen, which means an upcoming surgery they’re supposed to supply blood for isn’t going to be able to happen. Suspicion is instantly cast upon Edward Sparrow – the tall, lanky man who runs the blood bank.

Juniper knows that Edward couldn’t have possibly stolen all of that blood, and she also knows that he’s a vampire.

Now Juniper and Edward have to team up to solve the mystery and save the day before Christmas is ruined for one little boy.

Will they be able to save Christmas?

The Vampire Who Saved Christmas takes place in the same world as ROSE VALLEY VAMPIRES by Sophie Stern. This is a spicy quick read featuring a snarky vampire and the human who falls for him. Standalone. Guaranteed HEA. For more vampires by Sophie Stern, check out Megan Slays Vampires or Sweet Nightmares: The Vampire’s Melody.


Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this book for an honest review.

OK Look.  I love Sophie.  Period.  End of Story.  I absolutely adore all of her books from her novellas to her long novels.  I also love her other pen name for the same reasons…her books are full of hope, promise, and love.  Her books vibe is much like her personal vibe.  Meet her and you will love her even more like I do.

Ok this book was so stinking fun.  A vampire, Ed, is totally not doing a good job hiding the fact he is a vampire according to his work mate, Juniper who he also mega crushes on.

Juniper and Ed are tap dancing around their feelings fearing the other will reject them because she isn’t young and stick thin or he isn’t HUMAN.  When they have a casual conversation, he turns jealous.  He needs her in his life but how.  Juniper is annoyed with her friend, and mad of her dreams, wont trust her with anything.

When the place they work is robbed they both had to share some things that make everything between then muuuuch better *Wink*  Again this was such a fun and sexy novella.  Its everything you need and want for a quick hour long read.

Sophie Stern writes contemporary and paranormal romance <3 Visit her on Facebook for frequent updates!

#Review – The Improbable Pair – Clara and Damien (Book 1): Delta Underground Operatives by Sarah Noffke

The Improbable Pair - Clara and Damien (Book 1): Delta Underground Operatives by [Sarah Noffke]

A brand new Urban Fantasy adventure from USA Today bestselling author Sarah Noffke — perfect for fans of The Unstoppable Liv Beaufont.

Blood-sucking vampires and vegan psychics dont mix.

But to save the world from a magic-stealing madman, theyre going to have to.

The Delta Underground Operatives, humanity’s last line of defense against evil threats, only enlist the brightest and the best.

Clara and Damien fit the bill.

So when a threat like no other can only be stopped by a perfect assassin team, the organization recruits these two unlikely vigilantes with complementary skill sets.

Too bad they cant stand each other.

He’s dangerous. She’s peaceful.
He’s loud. She’s meditative.

They dont see eye to eye, but theyll have to fight side by side.

As their target hunts the innocent and threatens to destroy the delicate balance of magic, everything rests on the duo’s ability to work together.

Clara wants peace. Damien wants vengeance.

Only they can take down evil.

But first, theyll have to learn to get along….


Review by Twinsie Kelly

The Dodgers should eat magical turnips to win. There, I said it! LOL! (go ahead and read it to find out why, I dare you)

Psychics that are allergic to the sun and vegan vampires….what a pair! Wait, I think I got that mixed up, or did I? Clara and Damien are quite the improbable pair. These two are literally the exact opposite of each other. They are brought into the world of the Delta Underground Operatives and are put on a special mission as the newest assassin duo. The way these two get along is great. In true Sarah Noffke fashion, these two are witty, sarcastic, and aren’t afraid to throw a punch either. The banter is hilarious but will also ground you as they become closer. Awwwww! I think they like each other! Whoa! Maybe not…. Jk!

These two are presented with an impossible mission with little training but come together as a force to be reckoned with. I couldn’t stop turning the pages and ABSOLUTELY need more. I am incredibly happy that Sarah continues to write books for me! 😊

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Sarah Noffke is a prolific USA Today Best-Selling Author, who writes YA and NA science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and urban fantasy. Most of her stories draw on her experiences living on the West Coast, growing up in Texas or traveling the world.

Her passion for art, culture and literature drives her to create stories that are full of whimsey, humor and philosophy. Her books appeal to readers who enjoy an escape, a bit of magic mixed with science and the unexpected–like a dragon who tells bad jokes and has a video game addiction, but fights for justice.

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#WOTR23 #Paranormal #Vampires #Witches #Demons #saga #Series – Angelina, The Mates book 5 and The Protectors book 25 by Teresa Gabelman

Angelina (The Mate Series) Book #24 / The Protectors Series)

Walking away from her Mate was something Angelina never thought she would have to do. Taking control of her life was something that had to be done for her sake and her sake alone. As she faces a world full of dangers, Angelina begins her new life with the same heart that will forever love her Warrior.

After losing the most important person in his life, Adam vows to defeat the demons that have been relentlessly plaguing him so he can once again be the man Angelina deserves. He hopes it’s not too late. What Adam fails to realize is that in order to defeat his personal demons, he needs his Angel.

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.


Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this book for an honest review.

Man this storyline has been BUILDING from Ryker to the Thanksgiving novella and now it comes to a head in this novella.

Adam and Angelina have been through so much to be together and they seem to be stumbling with so much self-doubt.  Angelina thinks she isn’t enough for Adam anymore while Adam has his own demons causing doubt.

When Angelina makes a stand to decides to make her life something no matter if Adam is in it or night, she finds a skill and talent she is proud of.  She makes a big bold move to help the Warriors and makes Adam even more proud of his Angel.

Adam is devastated and angry at the loss of his mate.  He knows its his issue but is afraid of facing his fears and giving name to it.  With a little tough love from Daniel, Tessa and even Sloan, our warriors finds the strength and determination he needs.

I loved these two and the new storyline.  They have been through so much that it makes me happy seeing them grow up together.  They met and fell in love young but now are not kids anymore,  They are adults who need identities beyond being “so and so’s girlfriend/boyfriend/husband/wife”.

But can I say, the bomb that we get with Jake and Jessie from Raven…woof.  I am ready for this story line and next book for sure!!!  It is going to be a killer.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Teresa Gabelman, writes paranormal romance and contemporary romance with a side of humor in each story. Her heroines are strong and independent keeping the sexy alpha heroes on their toes.

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!

WOTR23 #paranormal #series #saga #witches #demons #holiday – A Warrior Thanksgiving, The Protectors book 24 by Teresa Gabelman

A Warrior Thanksgiving (The Protectors Series) Book #24

The VC Warriors and the Dark Guardians are being forced to work as a team against the evil that is coming their way. Egos, pride, and personalities collide at times making for an explosive atmosphere. Nicole feels this and decides to take advantage of the situation…for the children of course.

Once again Nicole gathers her army of Mates to persuade Sloan Murphy that a football game, Warriors against the Guardians, followed by a grand Thanksgiving feast would benefit the children.

Will Sloan once again be defeated by the Mates showing that he truly does have a heart for the children? Find out in A Warrior Thanksgiving where Warriors/Guardians from the past make a comeback appearance.


Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this book for an honest review.

I am absolutely loving these holiday novellas Teresa is giving us.  They are a fun way to meet new characters (Jessie, King, and Butch), meet up with old characters (Dillion) and possible new love connections (Jake and Jessie)….HRMMMM

They are always moving our story line along plus getting us even more invested in the next story coming out which happens to be Adam and Angelina.  Guys, my heart is breaking with these two.  They fought so long and hard to be together….but doubts can be a bish to your soul.

I love the fact we might be seeing Sloan’s heart melting????  WHAT!!! I feel like maybe there could be a new little face in the VC mix and I am here for it!!!!

But what I loved the most was seeing my favorite characters all coming together to celebrate the kids…all kids….and helping their family member, Nicole, do what she does best.  Charity events for the kids.

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!

#WOTR23 #paranormal #series #saga #witches #demons – Ryker, TheProtectors book #23 by Teresa Gabelman

Ryker (The Protectors Series #23)

Ryker did his job as a VC Warrior and did it well. His connection with Bonnie was the reason he ended up working under Sloan Murphy and he had no regrets. Being a Warlock with unique talents made him valuable wherever he went. It also meant that he moved around a lot going to where he was needed most. Because of this Ryker liked to keep to himself, that was until he met a spitfire blonde who talked to chickens.

Never had Ryker met anyone quite like Susan Dobbs. She didn’t use her looks to get what she wanted. Instead, she used her voice. Susan was smart, funny and Ryker enjoyed her company. His protective instincts kicked in almost instantly after meeting Susan but learning that she was alone in the world drew him to her in ways that surprised him.

It’s not until Susan’s life is put in danger does Ryker realize his true feelings for this woman. Knowing exactly what needs to be done, Ryker prepares for a battle he will not lose. Not even the deepest depths of hell will keep him from finding Susan.


Review by Twinsie Angie

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

I am so excited for where the series is headed after the way the last book ended. Teresa keeps the series fresh ad always evolving which keeps us readers invested in the characters.

Susan is a strong human female for sure. After Lana told us about her and their undercover days as police officers we know she can handle alot. Ryker is brooding, alpha who is new to the series but he sure has his eye on the feisty and sassy friend.

The books starts right off with Ryker entering the Demon Realm to save Susan. So much happens in this book between Susan and Ryker’s storyline, Adam and Angelina’s storyline, Daniels new storyline and the VC/Guardians storyline. This book is just massive in needing to pay attention.

Susan and Ryker are a great couple and seeing the fact everyone loves her helps her fit right in with the men and the mates. Adam and Angelina had my heart torn apart. These two are in love but they both need some growth to be able to be together. Daniel….wooof……I am curious about Sybil and his new “path”. I can only imagine what is coming for our family. The Guardians and VC are just a riot. Both feeling they are better then the other when we find out they need each other to deal with what is to come.

The book was one of my favorites with moving the overall story ARC along and getting us ready for what is coming.

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!

#Review – Cursed by a Vampire (Immortal Hearts of San Francisco #7) by Susan Griscom

Cursed by a Vampire (Immortal Hearts of San Francisco Book 7) by [Susan Griscom]

Living with the DeMarco vampires has been a lifesaver for Ari. However, as a human, he’s always felt inferior; has always wanted to be turned, while his vampire friends have refused his one wish.

And then he meets Abella, and suddenly he isn’t sure what he wants anymore.

Abella is also human, although she too is familiar with vampires. Her grandfather is one. The half-witch who cursed her is a vampire. She’s learned to live with both her grandfather and the curse; was content with her life.

Until she meets Ari.

Now she’s living a nightmare, because falling in love could lead to Ari’s death, thanks to her curse.
What will these two ill-fated humans do?


Review by Twinsie Kelly

Cursed by a Vampire, a tale you want to get lost in…

When you are a human and death is inevitable, what do you do? What path do you take?

Ari is one of the DeMarco family but is only human.

Abella lives with her vampire grandfather, but like Ari, she is only human.

These two cross paths and then fireworks explode! At first, they hate each other but are incredibly attracted to each other. There is a gentle, and sometimes not so gentle, push and pull between these two that is more than just your typical love story. Keep it casual?! Yeah right! I mean, I have followed Ari through this entire series and even I know that I wouldn’t be able to resist Ari!

I swear that each time I read one in this series, I think to myself that this is my favorite. Well, this is no different. I really do think Cursed by a Vampire is my favorite. There were several times that I felt like we were coming to the peak of the story and things were going to start wrapping up, and I would feel sort of let down. But in true Susan Griscom fashion, she threw us a curveball and I was like, “holy hell, I did not see that coming!” I said this on several occasions. I just love it when the twists keep coming and then wraps up with an incredible surprise!

Yes, this one…this one right here is my absolute favorite in the Immortal Hearts of San Francisco series! A must read!

Susan Griscom

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#Review – Blood Bounty (Charmslinger, Book 1) by Liza Street

Blood Bounty (Charmslinger Book 1) by [Liza Street]

Gracie Boswell’s got a charmed bullet, a brand new posse, and a pack of outlaw vampires to kill.

The tiny town of Penance has a big vampire problem—and charmslinger Gracie Boswell aims to be the solution. A whole nest of vampires makes for a mighty fine bounty, though, and Gracie is far from the only charmslinger angling for the job. When a charming local layabout and an old competitor elbow their way into Gracie’s posse, she’s forced to at least pretend to play nice…but trust is scarce in the west, and smart bounty hunters always sleep with one eye open.

But Gracie doesn’t have much time to watch her fellow bounty hunters—Penance’s vampire nest is bigger and more organized than anyone suspected, and there’s at least one traitor in the town’s midst. Soon, Gracie finds herself in the unenviable position of leaning on her posse…and at least one of them isn’t what he claims to be.

USA Today best-selling author Liza Street continues to thrill with a brand new western gothic series of outlaw vampires, sinister fae, and good old-fashioned treachery. Pick up Blood Bounty for a wild ride through the dark and dangerous west!


Review by Twinsie Kelly

Wild West Vampire Bounty Hunter…what more could you ask for?!

If you are a fan of Westerns and “things that go bump in the night”, you should absolutely give the Charmslinger series a chance. I love the idea of the Old West having Vampires and such. I randomly found a recommendation for this on Facebook and was instantly hooked when I read the blurb. Just like in the olden days, for the most part, bounty hunters were frowned upon because they simply found people for money. It is no different in this story. But add another twist to it because our MC, Gracie Boswell, is a human bounty hunter that slings witch charms. They have helped her more times than not and she just keeps her distance from the people that have nothing better to do than look down on her. She is the one that keeps their little towns and lives safe.

She comes across a wanted poster for a nest of vampires that are wreaking havoc on Penance with a great bounty. Money that could help change her life. She goes to Penance to get more info and to start the hunt but ends up with a posse that is very different than she is. She has worked alone for so long that she has an incredibly difficult time working with the posse but it turns out, she is going to need them.

The story started out a bit slow for me but I think that it needed to in order to get a really good feel for the world and the characters. As you get further into the story and things start to pick up, you will get to the point where you can’t stop turning the pages. This nest is intriguing and these vampires are not similar to the ones that have been used over and over in other stories. This series definitely has my attention and I am looking forward to reading book two to see what other trouble Ms. Boswell can get into.

Liza Street

Liza got her start in romance by sneak-reading her grandma’s paperbacks. It wasn’t long before she started writing her own series. Now she’s a USA Today bestselling author who spends her time writing about shifters with fierce and savage hearts.

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#NewRelease #Vampire #Comedy – A Vampire’s Midlife Crisis , Misfits of New Orleans book 1 by Valerie Twombly

A Vampire's Midlife Crisis (Misfits Of New Orleans Book 1) by [Valerie Twombly]

Her life wasn’t all bad until she woke up a vampire.

Sabrina raised a daughter, started her own coffee shop, and bought her dream house in her hometown of New Orleans. If she had to complain about anything, it would be the seventh level of Hell hot flashes that come with being 53 years old. That is, until she wakes up a vampire.

Her body has never been more perky and her hair is a dream. Problems? Several. A vampire shouldn’t have hot flashes, mood swings that rival a rollercoaster ride, and the urge to drop into a dead sleep at 9:00 pm.
There is a God and he goes by the name of Christoph, the king of the New Orleans coven and a vampire who is hotter than her night sweats. Ready to jump his ancient bones, she manages self control. Barely. When she learns he can cure more than her animalistic urges, she will promise anything.

Enter the misfits. A succubus kicked out of Hell, an old as dirt reaper, a purple dragon whose hiccups light eyebrows on fire, and a cute as can be pooch that’s really a Hellhound. All occupants of the B&B, Fangri-La and Sabrina’s job is to turn Christoph’s new acquisition into a thriving business. Holy hot flashes, she may have sunk her fangs into more than she can handle.


Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

I gotta admit I was nervous how this book would go.  Valerie writes such amazing books that are intense and full of stress so I was like “Can she pull off a comedy??”  DUDE she did it and she did it so well.  This book reminds me a lot of the comedy series from Robyn Peterman I read.

Sabrina is totally me…a mom, business owner, menopausal annnd a vampire????  Ok so I am not a vampire but yeah she wakes up and is a vampire.  Not cool right??  I mean she was turned to save her life but much like my luck, shit goes WHACK so she has to meet the Vampire King.  Christopher is so much fun.  They are so much fun.  Everything and everyone in the book are just fun.

For me that was a great change of pace from the normal book Valerie writes and I am guessing it’s a nice chance of pace for her too. I mean writing bout over the top situations and comedy would be a great change of pace.

My only “complaint” is I would have loved more but I totally look forward to more from this series.

Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and dog, in Northern IL.