#WOTR21 #Review – Enduring Act (Survivor’s Duet #2) by Heather D’Agostino

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Ever have a dream that’s so vivid you believe that it’s real? All the things you’ve wanted are in your grasp. You’re happy and free. You believe that you’ve finally made it, and then you wake up.
The nightmare you know as your life is back. No one understands what you’re going through, and no one believes the things you tell them. He has them all fooled. He’s convinced them he’s perfect. He tells them he loves you, and they believe the lies.
How much must you endure before they see? How far can you bend before you break? How long must the nightmare last before you escape?


Review by Twinsie Melinda

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

This is part 2 of the Survivor Duet. It is not a stand alone and you need to read Vanishing Act First.

At the end of Vanishing Act I was left in a state of confusion and I needed more immediately. Enduring Act picks up where Vanishing Act ended.

Brooke wakes up in the hospital confused and disorientated. Did she get away form Warren and now she is back or was all that a dream. Brooke is trying to figure out what is real and what was a dream. Watching her journey of fighting her demons and trying to move on. I loved how patient and understanding Blake was with Brooke. I also liked Cal and Donna relationship with Brooke.

This book pulled me in and kept me turning the pages. I enjoyed seeing Cal give his brother a hard time. I liked Blake but there is something about Cal that I just need more of that man.

Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series. She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics. She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the dance studio, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’.

#Paranormal #Shifters #Witches #Family – Claimed by Magic: An Adult Paranormal Romance (Wolf Creek Shifters Book 3) by H.R. Savage

Claimed by Magic (Wolf Creek Shifters, #3)

She’s a lone wolf with a death sentence…

Sick of stuffy Alphas telling her what to do and how to live her life, Fallon is determined to make it on her own. The day her brother abandoned her, leaving her behind with their abusive father, was the day she learned never to rely on anyone.

Not even a warlock.

Aidan is marked to be the next leader of the Witch coven…

The coven’s strict rules prohibit him from warning Fallon against her deadly fate, yet no matter how hard Aidan tries to turn away from her, he can’t.

It doesn’t matter what the rules are between warlocks and other supernatural beings. He simply can’t stand around and do nothing while death slowly closes in on her. But Fallon refuses to believe him, which makes it so much harder for Aidan to keep her safe.

What they don’t know is that the threat on Fallon’s life goes far beyond her fate alone…

The fate of the entire Wolf Creek pack hangs in the balance.



Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this ebook by the author for an honest review, but I bought the audio book.

Lemme start by saying I loved the narrator and the narration of the story.  Sera did a great job varying up the different characters and their voices for me during the audio listening.

Fallon and Aiden!!!  I have been dying to read them.  Aiden the warlock who doesn’t have a fond relationship with Killian and yet somehow manages to fall for his sister.  I mean come on that is going to be an awkward family dinner.  LOL

Aiden meets the beautiful Fallon at Killians wedding.  He doesn’t get her name but sure has her on his mind.  Long after the wedding, he wakes up from a dream to find out she will die.  Now we all know he can’t interfere, or he gets into trouble but knowing it’s HER and knowing its Kilian’s sister and Killian already wants to kill him he just can’t not do anything…sooo he meddles!!!  The best relationships start when people meddle!!!

Fallon was difficult at times to swallow.  She kinda annoyed me with her bratty attitude but because I loved her family I looked the other way during her bratty filled tirades.

Aiden and Fallon are investigating who is after her and why.  The twists of the story are great and the reason Fallon is in danger was interesting.  Aiden was cocky and delicious as before while doing all he can to save Fallon from herself..lol..and the Aiden’s dream of her impending death

Author H.R. Savage (Heather) started reading romance at an age that made her father cringe as she tried to hide the cover behind her hands. She technically finished writing her first book in Junior High, where it mysteriously disappeared in a reformatting incident. Due to the encouragement of her English teachers at her small town school in La Verne, California, she never lost her love for the art. Now a woman who swears by the power of coffee, Chinese food, and wine (not necessarily in that order), she decided it was time to create stories from the characters in her head.

When Heather isn’t writing, outlining, or pinning pictures of hot ‘character inspirations’ on Pinterest™, she is spending time with her three beautiful children and handsome husband.

#AudioReview – Broken and Screwed – by: Tijan – Narrator: Jillian Macie

Broken and Screwed: Broken and Screwed, Book 1

When Alexandra’s older brother dies the night of his graduation, it changes everything for her. No longer is she the party girl. No longer does she care about being popular, and no longer is her family the happy unit she always thought existed. The only person who can help her heal is the same person who loved her brother as much as she did, his best friend. She only hopes to keep her heart from breaking when Jesse moves on, and she knows he will.

After Ethan dies, Jesse focuses on basketball, partying, and girls. He uses it all to turn his emotions off, but the irony is that Alex is the only person who can do that for him. She helps him forget, but she is the one person he shouldn’t be with because the secrets he knows could shatter everything. They could shatter her.

Contains mature themes.


I purchased this audio book.

This is defiantly the right title for this book…both Alex and Jesse are truly Broken and Screwed.  My emotions were going up and down through this whole book. The narrator, Jillian Macie, drew me in and was difficult to press that pause button.   

Alex lost her brother, Ethan, in an accident and Jesse lost his best friend.  Alex knew Jesse could not stand her but they would get together when things were too hard to deal with on the anniversary and birthday of her brother and his best friend.  Jesse was the schools star athlete and the hottie of the school.  Alex loved Jesse but he only came around on her brother’s birthday, anniversary of his death, and whenever he needed her.   

My heart goes out to Alex her parents are awful to her before and after her brother died. Can I just say her friends or should I say so called friends were not much better than her parents. I have to say Jesse was not my favorite in the beginning but toward the end he started to redeem himself.  The chemistry and tension between Alex and Jesse is extreme.

I really don’t want to give to much away but the ending I was floored. I’m telling you I had to do a quick amazon search and was pleased to see the second book was out.  I downloaded that thing as fast as my fingers would let me hit 1-click.  I need to know what happens next and NOW. 

Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and Ryan’s Bed among others. She is currently writing to her heart’s content in north Minnesota with an English Cocker Spaniel she adores.

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With Us (Next Generation Book 2) by: JM Walker

She was young.
But then there was him.
We had been best friends for years. We lived together. Rode together. Shared women. Together. And it still wasn’t enough. Not for him and especially not for me.

He was mine.
I was his.
She was ours.
Meadow Rodriguez strutted into our lives and looked at us like we were all that mattered.
While I wanted to dominate her, he wanted to submit, and she wanted both.
I took control, giving her everything she needed and at the same time, grew closer with Shade. My best friend. My partner. My life. Although we were close, there was still a wedge between us.
I was terrified to give him what he needed.
My heart.

Sunny was intense.
Shade hid.
I was new.
They were in love but wouldn’t admit it.
Guilt resonated on Sunny’s shoulders.
The weight of Shade’s feelings rested on his.
And I was the glue that would bring them together.
But little did I know, that I would end up falling in love.
With both of them.


A Thousand Boy Kisses by: Tillie Cole

One kiss lasts a moment. But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime. One boy. One girl. A bond that is forged in an instant and cherished for a decade. A bond that neither time nor distance can break. A bond that will last forever. Or so they believe.

When seventeen-year-old Rune Kristiansen returns from his native Norway to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where he befriended Poppy Litchfield as a child, he has just one thing on his mind. Why did the girl who was one half of his soul, who promised to wait faithfully for his return, cut him off without a word of explanation? Rune’s heart was broken two years ago when Poppy fell silent. When he discovers the truth, he finds that the greatest heartache is yet to come.

A stand-alone young adult tearjerker romance, recommended for ages fourteen and up.


If I’d Known by: Paige P Horne

Time is a thief they say, and if you’re not careful it’ll slip right past you, taking everything you hold dear in this world with it.

It was the summer of 1972 when I first laid eyes on him.

Cynthia Rose probably got more than she bargained for when she came to my door step asking to write about my story.

Our story.

To everyone else Travis Cole was just the bad boy, but to me he was the keeper of my heart and even as time aged us and miles kept us apart, my heart stayed his.

Forever his.

If I’d Known is a phenomenal story based on a love that you only hear about in fairy tales. It’s the kind of love that’s not only unconditional, but unbreakable. Prepare to be swept off your feet as you immerse yourself into the story of Charlotte and Travis, while also going on a journey with three women as they form an unlikely friendship, discovering that without darkness there would be no light.
The friendship in this story is fiction, but the love it holds is as real as you and I.


Destroyed by: Pepper Winters

She has a secret.

I’m complicated. Not broken or ruined or running from a past I can’t face. Just complicated.

I thought my life couldn’t get any more tangled in deceit and confusion. But I hadn’t met him. I hadn’t realized how far I could fall or what I’d have do to get free.

He has a secret.

I’ve never pretended to be good or deserving. I chase who I want, do what I want, act how I want.

I didn’t have time to lust after a woman I had no right to lust after. I told myself to shut up and stay hidden. But then she tried to run. I’d tasted what she could offer me and damned if I would let her go.

Secrets destroy them.

**Pepper Winters is known for her Dark Erotica. This book is more a Grey Romance. It isn’t fluffy, and still deals with darker subjects, but it isn’t brutal.**

Destroyed is a complicated love story between a man with a terrible past and a woman who holds his cure. A man who finds redemption in love and a woman who loses her heart and reason for living.

Death brings life, and destruction brings new beginnings.

Complete at 144,000 words. No cliffhanger. Stand alone. HEA


Full Tilt (Full Tilt Duet Book 1) By: Emma Scott

“I would love you forever if I only had the chance…”

Kacey Dawson has always lived life on the edge–impulsively, sometimes recklessly. And now, as lead guitarist for a hot up-and-coming band, she is poised at the brink of fame and fortune. But she is torn between wanting to be a serious musician, and the demons that lure her down the glittering, but alcohol-soaked path of rock stardom. A wrecked concert in Las Vegas threatens to ruin her career entirely. She wakes up with the hangover from hell and no memory of the night before, or how she ended up on her limo driver’s couch…

Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he’s vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery…they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch.

Jonah sees that Kacey is on a path to self-destruction. He lets her crash with him for a few days to dry out and get her head on straight. But neither of them expected the deep connection they felt, or how that connection could grow so fast from friendship into something more. Something deep and pure and life-changing…something as fragile as glass, that they both know will shatter in the end no matter how hard they try to hold on to it.

Full Tilt is a story about what it means to love with your whole heart, to sacrifice, to experience terrible grief and soaring joy. To live life with all its beauty, and all its pain, and in the end to be able to smile through tears and know you wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Full Tilt, a contemporary romance, is Book I in the Full Tilt Duet. Book II, All Inis now available.


With Us (Next Generation Book 2) by: JM Walker

A Thousand Boy Kisses by: Tillie Cole

If I’d Known by: Paige P Horne

Destroyed by: Pepper Winters

Full Tilt (Full Tilt Duet book 1) by: Emma Scott


With Us (Next Generation Book 2) by: JM Walker

A Thousand Boy Kisses by: Tillie Cole

If I’d Known by: Paige P Horne

Destroyed by: Pepper Winters

Full Tilt (Full Tilt Duet Book 1) by: Emma Scott

About J.M. Walker

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who 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

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About Tillie Cole

Tillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.

Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish, which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.

Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved thirty miles north to the ‘Toon’, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. She regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven ‘proper mint’, ‘lush’ years.

Tillie, from a very young age has been part of the theatre community and loves nothing more than to entertain through the mediums of cheerleading, dance, drama and singing (sometimes in the rain). She can also be found in nightclubs around the world imitating her favourite artists alongside her crazy BFF’s – The Teesside Massive – or, sat on the front row at the theatre bopping along to her favourite musical, ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show ‘, clad in a only a maids outfit, clutching a bag of rice and sporting a vibrant shade of red lipstick.

One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, “D’you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book.” Several months later, repeating the same tired line, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and ‘just bloody do it!’ Immediately she set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination. Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed – they’re her weakness!).

After years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or in her dream of pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap, Stetson-wearing cowgirl… Ye-haw!

About Paige P. Horne

Paige P. Horne lives in the small town of Gray Georgia with her husband. The two enjoy traveling every little chance they get and binge watching their favorite shows. When she isn’t creating new characters for her readers to fall in love with, you can find her back porch swinging, engrossed in a good book with her dogs at her feet.

Readers have described her stories as captivating and heartbreakingly beautiful.
Paige pens emotional novels about soulmates and broken love.

About Pepper Winters

Pepper currently has thirty-one books released in nine languages. She’s hit best-seller lists (USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal) thirty-six times. She dabbles in multiple genres, ranging from Dark Romance to Coming of Age.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. She’s also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestseller.

After releasing two books with Grand Central, Hachette (Ruin & Rule and Sin & Suffer) Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work.

For all film and foreign rights please contact Erica Silverman at Trident Media.

Her books include:
Goddess Isles (5 books)
Monsters in the Dark Trilogy 3.5 books)
Indebted Series (6.5 books)
Destroyed (Standalone)
Unseen Messages (Standalone)
Can’t Touch This (Standalone)
Pure Corruption Duet (2 books)
Master of Trickery Duet (2 books)
Dollar Series (5 books)
Truth & Lies Duet (2 books)
Ribbon Duet (2 books)
The Son & His Hope (Standalone)

About Emma Scott

Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author whose books have been translated in five languages and featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After. She writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels. Visit www.emmascottwrites.com


Someday, Someday (M/M standalone) WINNER! Utopia Con Award, LGTBQ Book of the Year

A Five-Minute Life (standalone)

Bring Down the Stars (Beautiful Hearts #1)

Long Live the Beautiful Hearts (Beautiful Hearts #2)

A new YA/NA series of interconnected standalones, coming in 2020

“At Santa Cruz Central High, we called them the misfits, the outcasts, the weirdos. But most of us knew them as the Lost Boys.”

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#NewRelease #PartOfASeries – What You See (Sons of the Survivalist Book 3) by Cherise Sinclair

What You See (Sons of the Survivalist, #3)

She will risk everything to rescue her friend.

Frankie’s BFF and four-year-old son are trapped inside a fanatical militia’s compound. In Alaska, no less. Wilderness rescues are so not in the New Yorker’s skill set. But she’ll figure it out. She must.

Bull’s new roadhouse server is a mass of contradictions.

The city girl’s reasons for being in Alaska don’t add up. Bull’s been burned by liars before. So, why is he falling for this crap again? Maybe it’s her big brown eyes, exuberant personality—or her generous, compassionate heart. Whatever the reason is, he cares. If she’s in trouble, he’ll do his damnedest to get her out.

The huge Alaskan is terrifyingly compelling–and heartwarmingly concerned for her.

But Frankie refuses to involve Bull in the deadly mess. Her plan to rescue her bestie will work without anyone getting hurt. As she tries her best not to fall in love, she doggedly acquires each skill she’ll need.

Getting shot, though…that hadn’t been on her to-do list.



Review by Twinsie Angie

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

Oh Bull!!  I tell ya this guy had my heart from the first chapter!!!  Mako raised those boys with tough love but also the kindness that they each needed.  These boys would make their dad proud.

Bull is running his Roadhouse and hires a new waitress who happens to be here on a mission to save her best friend and child.  Frankie is no doubt not a fan of Bull initially.  She overhears something and is mistaken by it.  She soon learns Bull is not what she seems and is having a hard time staying true to her path of rescue for her friend.

Bull is intrigued by Frankie and knows she is someone he needs to tread lightly around.  She isn’t his ex but she needs some TLC.  The couple find a dynamic that is perfect and what the other is looking for.  Can I just say I like Cherise’s ability to write these amazing characters?  The men you obviously want for your own but the women you can relate to on so many levels.

Seeing Gabe and Caz still going strong with their ladies is always a treat.  Adding another woman to the family mix is amazing but friends……Hawk.  Yo!! He needs some TLC in the biggest way possibly.  He is the book I am counting the days for.  He is the one who captured my heart immediately out of the group.

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, she’s renowned for writing heart-wrenching romances with laugh-out-loud dialogue, alpha males, and absolutely sizzling sex.

I met my dearheart when vacationing in the Caribbean. Now I won’t say it was love at first sight. Actually since he stood over me, enjoying the view down my swimsuit top, I might have been a tad peeved—as well as attracted. But although we were together less than two days and lived on opposite sides of the country, love can’t be corralled by time or space.

We’ve now been married for many, many years. (And he still looks down my swimsuit tops.)

Nowadays, I live in the west with this obnoxious, beloved husband and a seventy-pound lap-puppy. I’m a gardener, and I love nurturing small plants until they’re big and healthy and productive…and ripping defenseless weeds out by the roots when I’m angry. I enjoy thunderstorms, collecting eggs from the chickens, and visiting the local brewery for the darkest, maltiest beer on tap. My favorite way to spend an evening is curled up on a couch next to the master of my heart, watching the fire, reading, and…well…if you’re reading my books, you obviously know what else happens in front of fires.

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#WOTR21 #NewRelease #ReleaseDay #Paranormal #Vampires – Charger, The Protectors Book 16 by Teresa Gabelman

Charger (Protectors #16)

Charger O’Neil knows nothing but chaos. As a Dark Guardian dealing with the underworld, mayhem is to be expected. Not only is it part of the job but also his life.

With his team falling apart, Charger has an important decision to make. Stay or get out while he still can. Staying means he’ll bring down the one person he’s ever cared about but walking away means he could lose her forever.

At a crossroads, Charger faces options he never saw coming. All his life, he’s ridden the line between good and evil. Now, after so many years of the battle, one single decision could change his course, pushing him to the one side he never thought he’d be on.



Review by Twinsie Angie

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

So this book is the first time I am left feeling happy and sad.  Happy because Charger finally opened his eyes and sad because the book isn’t given a full HEA.  We will get it, but it will be in Book 17 AKA Raven’s book which is after Lana, The Mate’s book 16.5.

Now lemme tell ya, this book is packed full of stuff.  I mean we meet a whole new cast of characters who are part of the Dark Guardians…sniff…Jake…sniff.  We meet some not so great new characters too…..yeah I’m look at YOU SONYA!!!  (High 5’s Raven)  But friends can we talk about all the yummy and what it can mean for the future books because …yeah again don’t wanna spoil anything.  But uhm Creed, yes please and I wanna be besties with Chantel!!!

I don’t want to say a lot because this ride is an amazing one.  We see Daniel have a vision, but something is off with it.  We see Charger realize Raven is the woman for him along with getting his backstory as to why he disrespected her all those years ago.  We see Raven standing up for herself and proving to EVERYONE she is a badass no matter what gender she is.  We see Jared embracing Raven as a fellow Warrior but still protecting her like the dad he is. Oh Jared!!!

I am really excited about this huge series twist this book brought about.  We had twist when we met the witches, and this book is another big plot twist for the Warriors.  Lots of changes will be happening and new cast of crazy characters will be joining.  I, for one, am here for it!!!  This series NEVER gets dull because Teresa has the ability to add new and vital changes to the world to keep it fresh and exciting for us the readers.

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

Website: www.teresagabelman.com
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Email: tgabelman@live.com

#WOTR21 #AuthorSpotlight #6YearFamily – A.D. Ellis

A.D. Ellis

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi! I’m A.D. Ellis. I’m a mom to a 13 year old and a 15 year old. I’ve been teaching for 22 years and I’m in my second year as an instructional coach. My whole career has been spent in the inner city of Indianapolis and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I published my first book in 2014 and never once looked back; I absolutely love the book community and writing stories.
I’m a huge fan of Schitt’s Creek, Kingdom, Pose, The Handmaid’s Tale, Eastsiders, Sense 8, Sex Education, the new Tales of the City, and pretty much any good romance or romantic comedy.
I taught myself to crochet and love to do it, but I don’t have as much time for it as I would like lately. I’ve adjusted to a new schedule of going to be around 8:30pm so I can get up at 3:45am to get ready for work and have some writing time. That leaves my afternoons and evenings free for family, dinner, catching up on shows, reading, and relaxing before bed.
I love hard cider, wine with friends, and I’m pretty much addicted to tea. Pizza, chocolate, and sushi are amazing. I rarely turn down a good pork taco, noodles, or bread. Chocolate covered peanuts are from Heaven.
I’ve published over 30 books and I have several more in the works. My early titles are small town male/female romance, but I switched to male/male romance back in 14/15 and it’s totally where my heart is now.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

Both? The first book is hard because you’re just getting to know the characters. The next books are hard because you have to remain consistent with things that happened in the first book. Were those eyes blue? What was that neighbor’s name? They definitely both have their challenges.

What comes first? The plot or characters

I’m kinda 50/50 on this one. Sometimes I’ll get hit with characters and build a plot around them. Sometimes I’ll get hit with a plot and fill it in with characters.

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

I’ve met so many great ones! I think I’d likely go way back to authors of my childhood and want to meet Beverly Cleary, Ann M. Martin, Roald Dahl, or Barbara Park.

If you could ask that author three questions about their writing, writing process, or books, what would they be?

I’d just ask them to tell me what they do with their ideas, how does a book come together for them, and what book they loved writing the most.

What is harder? The blurb writing, naming the book, or naming the series.

Oh Lord! ALL OF THEM!! Sometimes a title will come to me right away, sometimes I end up at THE END with no title at all. If I can figure out a series name, the individual titles usually come easier. The blurb isn’t fun, but I think I’m getting a little better at it. I (as a reader) hate long blurbs and I’ll pass on a book immediately if the blurb drags on and on, so I’ve adapted to the current way of blurb writing (in my genre at least) and I keep them short and sweet with a focus on the tropes.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

There are so many! I love all of the fun signings, meeting readers, and hearing that people love my stories. The best part of being an author is finding friends I never would have had in my life if it wasn’t for my books. That part makes all the hard parts worthwhile.

What is your definition of success?

I think there are different levels. My first success as an author came when I wrote THE END on my first book. Another success was when I hit publish on that book. Holding my physical book in my hand is a success. Each title published after that is a success. Growing as a writer is a success. Finding a circle of friends who gets me and supports me is a success. Having readers contact me to say my books touched them in some way is a success.
Yes, having money to continue publishing is a success and I do need to keep making sales in order to keep writing and publishing, but I don’t look at money as the biggest marker of success. At least not for me.
(Maybe if I was making millions I’d feel differently- hahahaha!)

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Twinsie Dee’s top 5 reads from June to December 2020

Just One Kiss (Oh Tequila 4)  by CA Harms



What do you get when you mix Tequila with a house full of rowdy Fraternity brothers who have no boundaries? A cucumber, a pink thong, and a bottle of lube. Oh yeah, and super glue. There is always super glue…

Parties, drinking, and plenty of mornings where you can’t remember what you did the night before…that was my life.

Yet, there was one memory that lingered in my mind. Ten minutes in the woods with Palmer that got too intense to ignore.

But ten minutes with her wasn’t enough. It would never be enough.

She’s a force, one that swept in unexpectantly, knocked me on my ass and left me with an intense craving. Palmer tried to fight it with every fiber in her being, but I could see the desire in her eyes. That curiosity that lived inside of her, wondering what it would be like if she just gave in…again.

I had to convince her that our time together wasn’t a mistake. That she wants me as much as I want her. We share a connection, a bond, that has changed me in ways I never expected. She saved me. And to think…

It all started with Just One Kiss.

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

I freaking loved this tight ball of sexual tension relationship. Corbin is bound to get under more then Palmer’s skin, he wants all of her and little does he know she wants him too just as much but she’ll never let him know that. When a horrible accident happens sending Corbin into a spiral of drugs, drinking and falling into a black hole, Palmer is the only one who can pull him out of it and bring him back. When her past has the key to bringing him back, but it’s the one secret she isn’t ready to let out of the vault yet. These two are amazing and I just loved them so much.


Ready to Were (Shift Happens Series 1) by Robyn Peterman



I never planned on going back to Hung Island, Georgia. Ever.

I was a top notch Were agent for the secret paranormal Council and happily living in Chicago where I had everything I needed – a gym membership, season tickets to the Cubs and Dwayne – my gay, Vampyre best friend. Going back now would mean facing the reason I’d left and I’d rather chew my own paw off than deal with Hank.

Hank the Tank Wilson was the six foot three, obnoxious, egotistical, perfect-assed, best-sex-of-my-life, Werewolf who cheated on me and broke my heart. At the time, I did what any rational woman would do. I left in the middle of the night with a suitcase, big plans and enough money for a one-way bus ticket to freedom. I vowed to never return.

But here I am, trying to wrap my head around what has happened to some missing Weres without wrapping my body around Hank. I hope I don’t have to eat my words and my paw.

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

Essie left her old life in the middle of the night and moved to Chicago never looking back. A year later her new job had her forced to go back to find out what was happening to all these female werewolves that kept going missing. So she found herself taking her gay best friend vampyre back to her hometown to kill these bad guys and try not to run into the alpha who also happens to be her ex. Will she be able to get the job done without any trouble or will she find herself in her exs bed before she leaves town again. This book was amazing so funny especially when you put a guy vampyre and an older granny wolf together its bound to be hilarious and it was definitely a great read.


An Unexpected Brew : a Cinderella Story ( A Fairytale Adventure) by J.E. Mueller



A modern magical retelling of the classic Cinderella tale.

After years of working at the family coffee shop under her step-mom’s rule, Arnessa longs for something more. She dreams of leaving her small town to attend a bigger college where she can really learn her magic. As hope slowly seems to fade, a charming stranger offers to help her with her studies, and turns her fears into a reason to stand up for herself.

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

What a great retelling of a beloved classic Cinderella but with a modern day twist. Arnessa is just your average girl working her way through college trying to get away from her evil step mother and step sisters. They want nothing more then to see her unhappy and do so by only way they can keep her unhappy is by keeping her working in the family coffee shop and letting her go to class. Well that was until Vincent came into the shop and well step sister had her eyes on him and Arnessa couldn’t care less she just wanted to raise money to move away from them far away. Well Vincent didn’t want Diamond her step sister she wanted to learn more of Arnessa and who she was magic and all. This was a great retelling with a twist I didn’t see coming but you will love this story and the strong will of Arnessa.


#Love Potion (Ariel Kimber series 2 ) by Mary Martel



Ariel Kimber is a seventeen year old girl who has recently discovered she is no ordinary girl.

She’s a witch and she’s got magic.

Her world is turned upside down with this discovery and the recent death of a parent.

She struggles to learn the way of the world of magic while mourning for her hideous mother and trying to find her place amongst her coven.

It’s not easy being the only girl with seven guys and she works hard to get to know them all because they are her coven, whether she likes it or not.

This is the second book in a series. It’s Reverse Harem and slow burn.

Contains subject matter that may cause triggers.

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

Ariel is trying to navigate her new normal. A life without her abusing mother, a life with magic, and these new men in her life that she was supposed to form a relationship with each of them. She was learning so much more about her life and also her mothers which she hated. Her life gets thrown even more upside down when Mr. Cole tells her that he wants to sell the house and move and would like her to come with him. The guys don’t like that one but but little did Ariel know was that Mr. Cole knew all about magic. All these questions that she wanted answered but still waiting for them the story of her life right. Another great book can’t wait to find out what happens to this group in the rest of the series.


Being Us (the next generation 4) by J.M. Walker




She was beautiful.



After hiding away for six months with just my dog to keep me company, I was forced out of the shadows only to end up in the arms of an enemy.

Beatrix Lister saved my life. I had been taking care of myself for so long, I didn’t know how to ask for help, but she refused to go down without a fight.

She was warm where I was frigid.

She was kind and caring where I was a cold-blooded monster.

I did things to survive.

I battled the evils of the world to live.

I didn’t deserve her heart but fell in love with her anyway.

As much as I wanted to be with her, I needed answers and I would do anything to get them.

Even if it meant breaking the heart of the only woman I had ever loved.



He was lonely.



Tanner Horsch came into my life unexpectedly. He was like a tornado, ripping up everything in its path.

There was something about him that I craved.

His touch. His words. His need to survive.

But as we were getting to know each other, he still had walls up.

He refused to let me in knowing my family didn’t approve of him.

I refused to let him go.

After being in the wrong place at the wrong time, he escaped and eventually he ran right into my arms.

He was the villain of someone else’s story, but he was the hero of mine.

I just prayed that he could see that not all monsters are truly evil.

Before it was too late, and he gave himself to the enemy.

My family.

I was given this book and this is my honest opinion

Where do I start this slow burn is everything I didn’t know I needed. Bee just wants to be see as an adult and not as a child, when all she’s ever been is sheltered her whole life. Tanner was at the wrong place at the kind right time to put together some missing pieces after a member of another MC club got killed the one witness that never lies a near by security camera have him at the scene making him look bad but can he help the club find out who really pulled the trigger. This couple makes you root for all things good in the world and when people try to keep them apart it only brings them closer. You will absolutely love this story with all the interruptions and feelings.

#AuthorSpotlight – April Lynn Baker

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself and which Twinsie do you know.

April Lynn Baker. I’m from Franklin, IN and I write PNR and MC romance. I don’t know either of you. I’m new to the page.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

The first one. That’s where the whole plot comes from for the whole series. From there it gets easier

What comes first? The plot or characters?

With me, my characters. Then I come up with my plot. I know I work backwards.

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

Esther E. Schmidt

If you could ask that author three questions about their writing, writing process, or books, what would they be?

What got you into writing? What do you do when you get writers block? Any advice you can give me on writing better MC books?

What is harder? The blurb writing, naming the book, or naming the series?

I am good at writing blurbs. I would say the other two. I’ve gotten plenty of headaches from naming my books and figuring out a series name

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I would have to say publishing my very first book. It was amazing. But that feeling doesn’t go away.

What is your definition of success?

My definition of success is not giving up when it gets tough. Push through it and make the book worthwhile for the readers. Your success comes from them.

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What are your buy links?

“Keller: Dirty Daggers MC #1 Revving For Love Anthology Love You to Death Anthology Jase: Appalachian Dragons #1 https://www.amazon.com/Jase-Appalachian-Dragons-Book-1-ebook/dp/B0876BV6H6/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=April+Lynn+Baker&qid=1605720196&sr=8-3″

#WOTR21 #DoubleReview- Make it Count Anthology with Mary Martel’s short story, The Games We Play

Make It Count

The last quarter.
The final inning.
Whatever it takes, you have to give it all you’ve got.
When that clock is ticking down, remember how hard you’ve trained, how many hours you put in. Strap on your pads, wrap your hands, tie up those cleats. Whether on the field or in a rink, you’ve got this. This is your day, your time to shine. It doesn’t matter what game you play.
In the end, all you have to do is Make it Count.

Twenty-three authors bring you nineteen stories full of hope and love.

This anthology in memory of Josie McIntyre, who was an avid softball player who was tragically lost too young. All proceeds for this anthology will go toward a scholarship fund in her memory.



Review by Twinsie Angie

The Games We Play by Mary Martel

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

This short story is everything Mary Martel does and does well.  She introduces us to an alpha anti-hero that we will fall in love with and beg for more…hint hint…girl I want more Tobias!

This book is the bad boy with a bad rep who has been secretly in love with the purest, sweetest head cheerleader Shae whose dad happens to be an ambitious senator.

A night where Shae decides to cut loose and go to a party after she sees HIM looking at HER. The two confront each other and finally lay their cards on the table.  Seriously such a great short read that will leave you satisfied and feeling like you read a modern take on “The Breakfast Club”.

Review by Twinsie Melinda

Games We Play by Mary Martel

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

I loved this quick read. I have to say I want more of Tobias. He is so yummy. Shay was amazing herself. 

Shay was the good girl and the cheerleader. You know the girl that was supposed to be with the football player.  Nope not Shay she was drawn to Tobias the typical bad boy. Really she was boarder line stalker, LOL. Seriously Shay knew Tobias didn’t even know who she was. In reality Tobias did notice her and in a big way. 

Loved that Shay did let other peoples view distract her from what she wanted. This was a great good girl/bad boy romance. So many great moments between Shay and Tobias. Only question is can their fling last more than just in private between the two of them. This book was short and good. Did I mention I really want more of that bad boy Tobias because really I do need more of him and this story. 

A few of my favorites:

I wanted naughty and dangerous and…a bad boy.
I wanted Tobias Knotts

I had her full attention like I never had before.
She saw me.

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.