#WOTR20 #Paranormal #KU #Shifters – Fondant Fox: A Kinship Cove Fun & Flirty Romance (Mates & Macarons #4) by Ellis Leigh

Fondant Fox: A Kinship Cove Fun & Flirty Romance (Mates & Macarons Book 4)

The road to forever is paved with good intentions…or bad ones hidden under the guise of education. The fourth story from the Cake-ily Ever After bakery in Kinship Cove is about to take you back to class.


It sucks to be invisible. In the diner my family owns, I’m just the sister who gets stuff done. My entire skulk seems to forget about me on a weekly basis. So color me tickled when the fates drop my fated mate–a hunky, nerdy-hot wolf shifting professor–directly in my path. But not all matings go as planned, mine included.

He’s smart, he’s hot, and he’s decided to use our bond for research instead of actually getting to know me. And did I mention he used to buy my best friend’s worn undergarments? Thanks for that, fates.

Undies aside, my wolf shifter professor is about to learn his toughest lesson ever–never go up against a fox shifter in a battle of wit or will. We’re sneaky, smart, and not afraid to take an opponent to the mattresses to win a battle.

FONDANT FOX is the latest paranormal romance from USA Today bestselling author Ellis Leigh. The story is part of the Shifters In Love: Fun & Flirty world but is a standalone romance with wit, snark, and more than just flirting.


I purchased this book.

FINALLY Misty gets her man even if it was a bit rocky to start off.

Misty had been the rock the Chance sisters needed to get their matings off the group.  She has been their to help guide them and push them when needed.  I was so happy when I saw she finally got a mate.

Now about her mate….awkward is a word to describe him.  I am not talking about his nerdy exterior either.  I mean how he knows about the town and his connection to the town.  He was one of the guys who would buy Maddie’s dirty panties….EWWWWWW but then we find out why and the skeevy natire kinda goes down.

However, Misty’s heart is soon breaking when she learned her mate isnt interested or doesn’t believe in matings…….sniff….he is only interested in Research.  God Love Misty for taking him on and challenging him to bonding with his wolf and with her.

I liked Clark as he reminded me of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory!!  LOL

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.

#Top5Reads #JulyThruDecember #WOTR20AttendingAuthors #NewToMe #Contemporary #2ndChance #Medical #Comedy #AlphaHero #Paranormal #Series #SpinOffs #Mythology #Shifters – Twinsie Angie’s Top Reads for 2019

Well another year has come to an end and I am back to trying to figure out what books are my top reads for the last 6 months.  It was crazy hard to figure this out like most of the time time but here goes……

If you want a refresher on what my top books from January to June for 2019 are you can go HERE and see them. The hashtags I used are the following :  #NewToMeAuthors #AntiHero #Paranormal #Shifters #RH #Wolves #Dark #Contemporary #Series #Comedy #Over30Romance  #Apocalypse #Zombie #Dystopian


Here goes my top reads from July to December 2019….and most are #WOTR20 authors.

If you are looking for an awesome line up of authors and you are near Peoria, IL on July 18th,  check out Writersontheriver.com 

We have tickets available and the line up is out of this world!


When You Were Mine by Cindy Tanner (#WOTR20 Author)

When You Were Mine

One letter a week. Care packages optional. Adopting a Marine seemed like the perfect extra credit project.​

Harper Evans never expected to fall in love with the Marine she adopted. She never expected to meet him in person but a surprise gave her the chance to claim who she wanted. Then life proved it can break your heart a million different ways.​

Asher Williams fought for his father and country, but he will fight hardest for the woman that stole his heart. Harper may have changed her mind about the life they planned together, but Asher wants it enough for them both.​

Will he still feel that way when he learns it all?

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I purchased this book.

I met this author at a book convention this summer. She was a friend of a few friends so of course I had to buy the book when it releases. She was super sweet and friendly to boot, so my inner blogger was all about helping this chick out.

I read the blurb and thought “Oh this sounds like a sweet romance” and what I got was like WHAT!!!! I mean the twists and turns and darkness SHOCKED ME…….and I loved it. Guess that is what I get for making an assumption right???

The blurb is about a couple exchanging letters and the title “When You Were Mine” makes you think of a 2nd chance love story WHICH is true buuuut the rest is totally not what you expect. I will admit because I went in thinking one way, I was a bit thrown off at the beginning. Asher getting a Dear John letter….what?? I was a little confused and thought it was choppy but once the story got going and I realized it was ME who was wrong, the beginning makes total sense.

Harper has been through some stuff. She is broken both mind and body. She is walled off and walked away from Asher because she doesn’t feel worthy anymore. She has her dad’s shop and her drag race strip so nothing matters any more. She will live a content life with her bestie, Nona, and maybe find love but not passion with her other bestie, Ran.

Asher is not going to let Harper go. He has no idea everything she has been through or to the extent of what she has been through, but he remembers the hopes and dreams they had. He is bound and determined to get his women back.

Along the way we see Harper pushing Asher away, making some not so great choices and then dealing with her past that seems to haunt her daily. We see Asher reaffirming his love and devotion to his women along with doing all he can to protect her.

I think the book was written great and I look forward to reading more. I kinda hope she revisits these characters because Nona and Ran need an HEA!


Jason, Love in Scrubs Book 2 by AJ Renee (#WOTR20 Author)


From the author of the St. Fleur series comes a fun tale of finding love in the most unexpected place.

Being stood up for a first date was the last thing on Ava King’s mind. Yet Mr. Wrong opened the door to Mr. Sexy, who’s already sitting next to her at the bar. One drink becomes two, and going against her own code, she goes home with the charming stranger.

Waking in Jason’s foreign bed sends her into a panic, and she escapes before any morning-after awkwardness can ensue.

Can fate bring them together again to see if their chemistry transcends one steamy night of passion?

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I purchased this book.
Dude! A Silver Fox!!??? YES PLEASE!!! A Book Nerd!!?? HELL YES!!
I have to say I was hooked on Jason from his first scene in the book. Hottie older man flirting and hitting on a woman at the bar. His opening line to Ava had me in stitches!!!
Ava is stood up on a date but flirting and going home with Jason was a lot more then she expected when she woke up the following morning. When she runs into him again……OMG I was dead!! I mean Hell!! That was a perfect way for these two characters to re-connect!!
Jason has been burned by love but is still hopeful that he will find an HEA of his own. Even with his busy lob and caring for him ailing mom, he still believes there is someone out there for him. He is a dreamy sigh kinda guy ladies!!
Ava is a sweet girl who wants love but has walled her heart off for fear of being hurt. He opening to Jason is a huge deal.
When the two reconnect and begin to date, we see them both struggle to keep their emotion in check. He is afraid too much too soon will fun her off and she is afraid of too much too soon will lose him. They are such a great story. The epilogue is a favorite of mine and I would so love to read more from these two because the ending scene could be fun stuff to read them navigating together!


Wyatt : Discovering His MAte , Black Mountain
Pack Series Book 4 by Miranda Lynn (#WOTR20 Attending Author #5YearFamily)

Wyatt : Discovering his Mate

Can the love between the last dragon shifter and a human save the world from a magical war? Wyatt had given up on love. As the last dragon shifter, he’s resigned to a lonely existence and the fact he’ll never find a mate. Protecting humans and fellow shifters from a rogue warlock faction will have to be enough. Natalie has always wanted more out of life. Being her mother’s caretaker in a small town with too many secrets isn’t the kind of glory her dreams have promised. That’s why she lives vicariously through her best friend — the daughter of a prominent warlock. That is until she meets a brooding and mysterious shifter destined to change everything. The last thing Wyatt wants is to put his mate in danger. Natalie never thought she’d have to betray her best friend. But if they want to prevent a war that could destroy their world, they’ll have to risk their love and their lives or watch everything they know and love burn to ash.

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I received this book from the author for an honest review.
GAH!!! Wyatt has totally been someone I was lookin’ forward to reading since we were introduced to him. I mean HELLO DRAGON SHIFTER!!! Yes please!!!
The one thing I want anyone to know about this book is the FEELINGS you will get while reading. Wyatt is so afraid to HOPE for a mate. He is beyond numb to the Goddess giving him a mate since he is the LAST Pure Blood Dragon shifter in the world. He has just thrown himself into helping his friends and packs. He is over wanting and wishing and just realized he will be alone until his dragon loses his mind, at which point, he will be “put down”. You can FEEL his loneliness in the story.
When the Goddess grants Wyatt his mate you can actually feel his anger and frustration at this gift of a mate. He is so scared because any mate of his will be a target. You can feel his fear and watch him push away this precious gift!!
Natalie, friends, she is AWESOME!! I mean she is sweet but strong. She is kind but fierce. She will NOT be just a wallflower anymore to her friends. She is starting to realize after being told she is fated to mate a dragon; she needs to be strong and confident. A dragon needs a strong mate not a weak woman.
Again, friends….the anxiety of these two was so heavy!! GAH the push and pull and the almost kisses were driving me CRAZY!! I was like JUST FREAKING KISS AND CLAIM HER WYATT!!!!!!
I can’t say enough about the story because it was probably my favorite story so far in the series and that is saying a lot because I am pretty sure Mack, my baby daddy, is not going to like hearing this news!!!
Seriously, if you enjoy angst, heart, more angst and just all out amazing chemistry, THIS IS A GREAT story for you. Its also a great introduction to the amazing world Miranda has built with the Black Mountain Pack.
Side note: If Stephen doesn’t get a book next, I will cry. His character was so much fun to read!!!


Death Do Us Part, The Gods of DC Book 4 by Tricia Andersen (#WOTR20 Author)

Death Do Us Part

Hades and Persephone share a love that is known by millions over thousands of years. But even the greatest of love affairs can hit rocky ground. Zeus forces them apart, banishing Hades into the deepest, darkest parts of Tartarus and into the hands of Hades’s father, Cronus. If that isn’t enough, the king of the Greek gods tears Persephone away from her mother, Demeter, promising to find her a more suitable husband.
The rest of the family races to find a way to bring Hades home and reunite the lovers before a deity ends up dead. But when the mysterious tears in reality show their true purpose, will any of them survive?

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

*Clapping* I was so excited when I saw this book was going to be about Hades and Persephone.  I mean anyone who loves Mythology knows their crazy love story.  Being kidnapped with the help of her father, Zeus, to be with Hades and then then finding love though it all.  The two have managed to make their love work through all the ages.

Zeus got his feelings all butt hurt lately and finally was denied by his family so he does the one thing to hurt his daughter, his love Demeter, and his own brother….he annulled their marriage and sends Hades back to dear ol’ dad Cronus.  YIKES!!  Not a good place to be!!

This book was awesome.  I loved seeing the family of Gods and Demi-Gods circling their wagons and looking to rescue Hades plus also looking to stiff Zeus.  Dude he is really going crazy.  Just because you and your siblings overthrew your parents doesn’t mean your family on Earth is trying to do it to you!!  Get over yourself already!!

Seeing the love Persephone and Hades have but also seeing the other couples developing more love and respect was amazing.  I think Freddy, Juliet, and Mack stole the book. These Demi-Gods stepped up and did everything for their new family and loved ones.

I cannot wait for the next installment of the series. I am looking forward to seeing how the family reacts to dear ol’ Zeus wanting to join in the ranks after all the shenanigans he has pulled over the last few months…hell centuries!!


Lethal Balance, Sons of the Survivalist book 2 by Cherise Sinclair

Lethal Balance (Sons of the Survivalist, #2)

His name means hunter.

Once the best assassin in black ops, Cazador is now the best at saving lives.  His path has changed from seeking bloody vengeance to running a health clinic in Rescue, Alaska.

He will never again risk loving someone he can’t protect.

His mother and sister were murdered in front of him, his fiancée slaughtered in a war zone.  Despite his popularity with women, he’s determined to remain unattached. His heart can bear no more loss.

Unfortunately, the universe isn’t listening.

First, his brother hires JJ, a fiery-haired, tough cop who lives on the edge of danger and has the biggest heart of anyone he knows.  And then, his disreputable past returns in the shape of an adorable, foul-mouthed nine-year-old daughter.  Now he has two loved ones to protect. An impossible task, because…

Life is dangerous. Especially in Alaska.

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Oh these boys!! I am so in love with this series!! I mean each brother I fall for but I think broken Hawk is going to win my heart I the end.

Caz is such a great character. He is so full of love, but he will not fall in love. He will love and care for those in his family IE Gabe, Audrey, Lillian, etc but he will not let his heart fall in love again. The loss of his fiancée is too much for him to endure again.

JJ has had it with men. They are all liars and nasty POS. When she finally leaves her job to try the wilds of Alaska with a shove from a good friend, she soon learns this town is everything she wants but love will not be something she will even consider…until she sees a tall dark drink of water who is also the town whore annnnnd her bosses brother!! Life is suddenly complicated for the two. The chemistry is amazing but when Caz get a phone call that changes his life for the better, they really slow down to regroup. Caz needs to focus on his daughter and slowly sees he needs to focus on JJ as well. This woman has become just as important as his newfound daughter.

I love how the couple fight the push and pull. I love how Caz humors JJ into thinking its just a friends with benefits knowing at some point she will realize he is not leaving her any time soon. I loved the complex nature of the relationship the three of them have. JJ and Regan are both so unsure of where they fit in Caz life which in turn causes some drama for him to untangle.
This has been one of my favorite books this year!! I can’t wait for more!!

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Dania Voss

Dania Voss

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hello! I’m Dania Voss. I was born in Rome, Italy and live in the Chicagoland area. I love everything pink and am a huge fan of 80’s hair bands. I enjoy my Vienna beef hot dogs, deep dish pizza and the Chicago Cubs. I write steamy/erotic contemporary romance – romance with heat and heart. My series, Windy City Nights, takes place in and around Chicago.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I don’t like too many distractions when I’m writing so I prefer quiet when I’m writing. I’m usually sitting on my comfy leather couch in the family room, wrapped in a cozy blanket with a bottle of water close by. I have a formal office with a wrap around desk, printers, book cases and couch when I need a change of scenery. Sometimes before I get started, I’ve been known to rock out to a few 80’s tunes to get those creative juices flowing.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting all the wonderful authors and getting a chance to meet with and chat with the readers face to face.

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

I’m looking forward to meeting all the authors on July 18th, of course. I would also love to meet Julia Kent, Bella Andre, Jennifer Probst and Donna Michaels to name a few.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I do have a full time job in Information Technology, but thankfully I am able to work from home. This allows me to write in the morning before the work day starts, sometimes during the work day if I can sneak in some writing time and after my work day ends. I’m usually able to get some writing time during the weekend as well. Every day is different and there are some days that I’m not able to write at all. A writer’s life, like everyone else’s is challenging. It’s a balancing act.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Receiving the acceptance for my debut On the Ropes. What a thrill. It was a decades long dream come true. It was quite a surprise too since it only took 11 days from manuscript submission to acceptance. I’ll never forget that day.

What are your social links?


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#WOTR2020 #Review – Unexpected Surrender – by: JM 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
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.



I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

Holly Hotness!!! This book took me for a ride.  Lexi Adams is trying to make ends meet and keep her family deli. When her brother gets involved in some bad things that brings Luther to Lexi’s doorstep.

Luther gives Lexi the option to help out her brother. OK so it may not be an option. She ends up joining Luther’s club to save her brother. Talk about Lexi having a head trip she has feelings for her Master but she also is falling for Luther. I’m telling you This story had me on my toes. I don’t want to say too much about the story I’m afraid I will give things away. Trust me you will want to read this to find out the journey Lexi goes on and Luther for that matter.

I loved the chemistry Luther and Lexi have together. The twist and turns this book took me on had my pulse racing. I thought I had it all figured out and BOOM here came a twist. This book has it all and I enjoyed every second of it.  Great job JM Walker.

A few of my favorites:

“Yes, Lexi. No woman has ever affected me like this.” I chewed my bottom lip. “You terrify me.” He smirked, “Good.”

“I-I don’t control you.” He chuckled, blowing a hot stream of air over my mound. “Yeah. You do, Lexi. In more ways than I care to admit.”

I was obsessed with them. I couldn’t get them out of my head. I swear, it was just pie I wanted from her.”

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 #AuthorSpotlight – AJ Renee

A.J. Renee

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m AJ Renee, mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. I currently live in Illinois, but home is wherever my husband and kids are. I love a variety of things like reading, traveling, running, and vegging out on the couch.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I need my hot tea. I also can’t write if I’m distracted so sometimes that means listening to music if I use it to drown out other noises or no sounds when I’m home alone.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting readers and the other authors.

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

Kathleen Brooks

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

What is a schedule? HA! No seriously, I need to find a schedule, but I’ve been traveling more than usual. I try to get in my words when I can, but sometimes nothing happens.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Having a reader squeal with excitement when she met me.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

Widower’s Aura, my debut. It has emotional value to me as I wrote it during a really hard time. I’ve dedicated it to one of my best friends who passed and I miss every day.

What are your social links?

FACEBOOK 👉 www.facebook.com/ajreneeauthor
St. Fleur Belles Reader Group 👉 http://bit.ly/2bmtFmI
TWITTER 👉 www.twitter.com/ajreneeauthor
INSTAGRAM 👉 www.instagram.com/ajreneeauthor
WEBSITE 👉 www.ajrenee.com
YouTube 👉 https://bit.ly/2Ms91mG
NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP 👉 http://bit.ly/2bdqx9f

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

AMAZON 👉 http://amzn.to/2fmR0Wj
NOOK 👉 https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/aj%20renee
iBOOK 👉 https://books.apple.com/us/author/aj-renee/id1112761929
KOBO 👉 https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/search?query=aj%20renee&fcsearchfield=Author
BOOKBUB 👉 https://www.bookbub.com/authors/aj-renee

#WOTR20 #5YearFamily #MC – The Dollhouse Series by Mary Martel

No Mercy Book #1

Lost Faith Book #2

Dark Beginnings Book #3

Broken Pieces Book #4

Last Sins Book #5

Willow Book #6

Book 1-

Warning: this series is intended for a mature audience. It contains violence, murder, prostitution, foul language, suicide and sexual content.
This is a first part in a series. The books are meant to be read in order.

“Do you know what the funny thing about Mercy is?” Cap asked her. Before she could answer he spoke again, “It can be a cold, hard, unforgiving bitch.”

Duchess runs The Dollhouse. An old, two story mansion she recently purchased in an attempt to create a safe home for herself and her girl Franky, something neither of them have ever had. A safe home is not all The Dollhouse is though. The downstairs is a bar and the upstairs is home to something much seedier. A modern day brothel. A brothel Duchess is the proprietress of.
Duchess is a cold, hard, tough as nails woman with a murky past. Her whole life revolves around taking care of her girls and keeping them safe.
Life at The Dollhouse is irrevocably altered when its sole neighbor, the Mercy MC, strolls through the front doors of the bar.
From that moment on Duchess’s fate is intertwined with theirs. She tries to fight it to no avail. They claimed her and her girls and that’s all there is to it.
She gets a family she never wanted. Friends she never needed. And a lover she never expected. She also suffers loss and has no qualms about killing anybody who stands in her way or threatens her or her girls.

This is the first part in a series and it is not a happy go lucky story

Book 2-

This is the second instalment in the Dollhouse series, and boy, have things changed at the Dollhouse.
Another girl moves in. A girl who is most certainly not fit to work at the Dollhouse, or, at least not on her back upstairs.
While Duchess’s relationship with the boys from the Mercy MC grows stronger every day her relationship with Cap is somewhat strained. They both find that they want different things out of life and Duchess struggles to come to terms with it.
The bonds she shares with Franky and Stanley are put to the test and when it’s all said and done things will never be the same between them.
Love. Loyalty. Friendship. Trust. Family. It’s all put to the test.
Ties will forever be severed and lives will be lost.

WARNING: This series is intended for a mature audience. It contains violence, murder, prostitution, foul language, suicide and sexual content. This is the second book in a series and they are meant to be read in order.

Book 3 –

This is the dark, short story of a chance encounter between two young women that will forever change their lives.
At the age of seventeen, after surviving a heartbreaking, soul wrenching childhood at the hands of a monster, Francesca Wright finds herself drugged out of her mind and playing the whore in a house of sin.
Libby is a young woman who’s been through it all and came out the other side stronger than ever. By chance she spots Francesca in the whore house. Immediately she’s drawn to the dainty, blue-eyed girl with the face of an angel. She wants nothing more than to take her far away from the hell hole she’s in and keep her safe. Being the strong, stubborn, determined woman that she is, she sets about making Francesca’s escape a possibility.
Through death, horror, and heartbreak an unshakeable bond stronger than blood is forged between the two.

Intended for mature audiences only. Not suitable for readers under the age of 18. This book contains sensitive subject matter that may be disturbing to some readers.

Book 4-

Duchess, her girls, and the Mercy MC are back in this emotional, fast paced novel.
Much to her dismay, Duchess finds herself entangled in some of the Club’s seedier business. Things go south and end with gunfire and bloodshed.
When she’s not busy with Captain and the club she’s dealing with the many problems her girls have. And they seem to have a never ending string of problems.
Most especially Franky. The blue eyed, blonde, whore with the face of an angel can’t seem to catch a break even if she tried. Her life is a disaster filled with one drama after the next.
Duchess has got her hands full and her work certainly cut out for her.

Book 5 –

In this final instalment of The Dollhouse Series the past comes back to haunt Duchess and Captain with a vengeance and a beautiful face.
Love and loyalty are both put to the test after blood is spilled and, once again, the lives of Duchess and her girls are turned upside down because of the Mercy MC.
As Duchess and Captain’s relationship becomes strained Franky ad Batey seem to grow closer together.
Feelings get hurt, blood gets shed, relationships changed and lives will forever be altered.
With the past firmly blocking the path to her future Duchess has got a fight ahead of her to get the life she wants. But that’s not anything new for a woman like Duchess. She’s used to fighting for everything in her life and this will be no different.
Book 6 –
“I was everyone’s version of a wet dream.”
Willow is a young woman with a decent life, strict parents and a strong desire to be wanted. Despite the way her parents raised her and the kind of girl they wanted her to be she turned out to be the exact opposite.
After disappointing her parents in what they considered to be the worst kind of way they ship her off to live with her grandmother whom Willow hates. So she runs off to live her life how she wants to live it.
But how she wants to live her life isn’t exactly safe or healthy for herself. She finds herself in a horribly dangerous situation with a very scary man, and what’s worse is she has no one to blame for it but herself.
This is a Dollhouse Series Novella about the very beautiful but very f*cked up woman that is Willow and how she meets the man who will eventually introduce her to Duchess and be the reason she moves into The Dollhouse.
Due to adult content, this book is recommended for readers 18 and up



Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – C.J. Pinard

C.J. Pinard

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m C.J. Pinard… I write paranormal and contemporary romance and work a crazy, insane day job that I can’t quit. But very soon, I’ll be retiring early! Until then, though, I’ll continue to stay up late at night writing my stories.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

Music is a must. I prefer to write at night when it’s dark and quiet. My go-to snack is caramel and cheddar popcorn and vodka. (Don’t ask, it works)

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

The atmosphere! Everyone is always so happy and excited to be there. The positivity lifts my spirits and fills my soul with happiness.

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

Stephen King. I’d pick his brain for hours (until he threatens to kill me).

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

Oh, hell no. I’m a binge writer. I put up a preorder then write the book in like two weeks.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The day a reader posted that they tattooed my name/book on their body and tagged me in a post to show it off. I almost passed out. It’s kinda tied with the day I hit the USA Today bestseller list with my Enchanted Immortals box set. Also, almost passed out.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

Why people always ask this question? LOL! Kovah Soul Seeker is a pretty awesome book, I must say. It was supposed to be a novella about a character from my Death’s Kiss series… I kept getting messages asking if the guy was gonna get his own book, so I obliged, thinking, “Eh, I’ll just write a novella about him.” 80,000 words later, the dude would NOT shut up in my head. It’s my longest book to date.

What are your social links?

Find me: http://cjpinard.com/
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https://www.amazon.com/C.J.-Pinard/e/B009YI276Y for Amazon or type my name into your favorite ebook retailer. I’m all over the internet like a bad rash.

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Ava Cuvay

Ava Cuvay

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi! I’m Ava Cuvay. I write hot Sci-fi Romance and children’s picture books under another name. I like long romantic walks on the beach at sunset and… HAHAHA, I can’t even type that with a straight face. Seriously, exercise is not my jam. But I do live for romance stories, Star Wars references, wine, bacon, and inappropriateness.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I write at the dining room table, which is the central hub of the household. Not saying I’m particularly prolific while I’m there… especially if hubby is at his computer. But at least there’s no TV in that room to distract me 😉

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Chatting with the readers! Meeting new people, talking about writing and romance with other kindred spirits, and (see previous answer) wine and inappropriateness.

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

Gena Showalter or Kresley Cole, because their voices are the reason I started down this path. But honestly, I’m impressed by *anyone* who writes and publishes… it is an honor to be among them!

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

Oh hell no (Can I say that?). I write whenever I can, when the muse strikes, or when the house needs cleaned.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

When Twinsie Kelly bought my first book at my first signing (which was the first WOTR). I’m pretty sure my jaw dropped and I stared blankly for several seconds, assuming I’d misheard. You mean, someone actually wanted to spend their money on my book?? Best. Feeling. Ever!!!

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

I hate to dust, so I’m not overly sentimental about “things,” but my favorite “book” is a journal where I wrote all the funny and delightful things my kiddos did when they were babies. Oddly enough, I don’t write much in that journal not that they are teenagers… Hmmm….. 😉

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#WOTR20 #5YearFamily #EventHost #CompleteSeries #Football – The O-Line Series by Jillian Jacobs

Ember's Center book 1 Rachel's Guard book 2

Maude's Score book 3 Clayton's Star book 4

Erik's End (The O-Line Series Book 5) book 5

Book 1-

She spent her life fighting for middle ground, and now that she’s found it, she’ll fight for her life.

Ember Brooks yearns for an end to the dark chapters of her life—abusive mother, negligent father, teenage trauma, and sibling suicide. Determined to escape her traumatic past, Ember is finally headed for solid ground, gathering strength and balance with the help of her trusted counselor and friend, Xander Kane.
Still reeling from the death of her brother, Ember finds solace when Manchester Marauders center, Owen Killion goes on the offensive and barrels into her life. Both on the football field and off, Owen is sure-footed and confident. With his domineering presence and reliable nature, he alters her game-plan. But for a girl continually left on the sidelines, can she leave her heart on the line?
When Ember is the victim of increasingly dangerous incidents, and Xander changes the course of their relationship, once more her life spirals out of control.
Ember trusts Owen to guard their love, but when someone else is calling the shots, can they reach the end zone or will they fumble?

Contemporary romance with a jagged edge.

Book 2-

One hidden secret. One tragic mistake. Two lives converge to discover one final truth.

“I killed you.”
With his grandmother’s words, pro-football player Warren “Bronco” Murray’s picture-perfect world takes a direct hit. After mistaking him for a man from her past, Bronco believes his grandmother’s confused confession reveals the man who raised him isn’t his real father. Is his grandmother’s mind slipping? Or is she harboring a deadly secret?
Searching for an answer to a question he’s not even sure exists, Bronco hires Rachel Harris, a local private investigator and a woman who brings out his protective—and primal—instincts.
Rachel’s spent her life seeking her own resolution for a tragic mistake made years ago. Unwilling to suffer through another loss, she vows to keep her relationship with Bronco strictly professional. Yet with each step into Bronco’s past, she finds that the players shaping her life also shaped his.
Working together to uncover the facts, they falter when the game turns deadly. Nothing is as it seems and they must fight to unearth the truth buried under past deceptions and lies.
Bronco and Rachel survive personal attacks and shocking revelations only to discover that the answers they sought have created a new path…but will they endure the journey together or falter under the truth?

Book 3-

He knows how to play the game, but can he win when the stakes turn deadly?

Manchester Marauders offensive lineman Jason Stafford has everything going for him until he is blindsided by a calculating woman who names him as the father of her unborn child. Unsure of the validity of her claim, he treads carefully, despite being willing to accept responsibility.

Maude Killion, the younger sister of one of Jason’s teammates, has been sidelined by a crush on Jason. Determined to revise her game plan, Maude asserts her independence from her overprotective brother and a controlling boyfriend.

While working on a charity project, Maude and Jason discover they play well together. But when Maude becomes the victim of a malicious foe, it appears that another player has entered the game—one with deadly intentions who will stop at nothing to win.

Now, Maude and Jason must join forces to defeat their opponent and score a victory for love.

Each book in the O-Line series is a stand alone

book 4-

A Hollywood starlet fearlessly prepares for danger but finds herself unprepared for the perils of love.

On the big screen Sheridan Bennett’s got the face of an angel and the body of a…well, isn’t that what’s expected of an award-winning actress? But there’s something about her Clayton Kincaid can’t quite figure. The former Ranger is transitioning from local police detective to private investigator, and Sheridan Bennett is one case he’d like to solve.
Sheridan knows her luck has taken a turn for the worse when her criminal father appears in the middle of a police fundraiser. Not only that, the one man capable of uncovering her secrets witnesses her distress. Her idyllic life falls apart as her father’s demands for money escalate and a stalker begins a menacing game.
Determined to keep Sheridan safe, Clayton works his way into her life and her heart. But when Sheridan learns Clayton has secrets of his own, she decides to face the fight alone. Undeterred by Sheridan’s belief in his deception, Clayton uses all his resources when the path of her notorious father and her stalker converge.
Together they must learn that the spotlight shines brightest when it’s shared, and that not all love is an act.

book 5-

Kidnapped as a child and raised within an Ohio-based Russian mafia post, Erik Pavel has been honed to a razor’s edge—ruthless and deadly. Yet, at age fifteen, the head of his brigade deems Erik weak and murders his surrogate mother, fueling him to live for only one thing—revenge. Now closer than ever to the vengeance he seeks, Erik will allow no one to stand in his way.
Nicki Nobles fought her way out of a life where survival was key. Now strong and independent, she refuses to let her past dictate her future.
After Nicki helps him gather information on his nemesis, Erik is forced to work with her again. Fearing for her safety while fighting an attraction to her, Erik would prefer to keep Nicki out of his life.
Seeing so much of herself in the broken man, Nicki agrees to Erik’s plan only to discover she’s falling for someone who will never believe she can be more than her past.
As Erik’s plan unfolds, he must learn to rely on Nicki and realize that families aren’t always bound by blood and that trusting another doesn’t make you weak.


Author Bio: In the spring of 2013, Jillian Jacobs changed her career path and became a romance writer. After reading for years, she figured writing a romance would be quick and easy. Nope! With the guidance of the Indiana Romance Writers of America (IRWA) chapter, she’s learned many “rules” to writing a proper romance. Being re-schooled was an interesting journey, and she hopes the best trails are yet to be traveled.
She is the co-founder of Healing with Words–a not for profit 501(c)(3) established for healing survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking, and prostitution. The mission is to bring together readers, authors, and survivors in a positive manner that affects change and relief from negative influences. Writers on The River, an author event in Peoria, Illinois is hosted by Healing With Words.
Her genres are Paranormal and Contemporary with suspenseful elements.