Wow, can you believe we are halfway done with this year? I mean it’s crazy!! Since we are at the halfway point we all know what that means!!! That’s right its time for Twinsie Kristi’s Top Five!! I’ve got a little bit of everything going on with my reading this year. Out of everything that I have read so far its been really hard to pick my favorite reads, but did it. I’ve picked for you a hottie cowboy, a kick butt female vamp, a heartbreaking contemporary, a shifter, and a MC Alpha!!!
Now a few of these ladies will be in attendance at WOTR so if you’re going check them out and if aren’t and your in the Peoria Illinois area on July 20th you should. Not only do you get to met some authors and buy books, its for a great cause too!!!
So back to it, here it is in no order at all Twinsie Kristi’s Top 5.
Loss. Passion. Rage. Love. It started the moment she left me. Submission. Wrath. Savage. Resentment. She rejected me when I needed her most. My walls were up. My life was lonely. My world was dark. I opened up to her and gave her every piece of me only to have her rejection slap me in the face. I needed her. I wanted her. But hated her just the same. After years of giving myself to others, she falls back into my life when I least expected it. With so many years between us, we fell back into an easy routine. She was no longer the girl I had fallen in love with, but a woman who was running from her demons only to land in the arms of a monster…
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book. So, having read the other books from the Hell’s Harlem Series I thought that I knew what Catch was gonna be about. Hot MC guy on guy action with some sort of killing mixed it, along with a few scenes of the guys in church. Catch had the hots from Greyson, was in love with Trey so of course finally he’s gonna get him a Hot MC Man of his own right, but I guess he could of found him a hot civilization too, either way it was time for the hotness that is Catch to find is HEA. Boy did Walker totally freak my mind grapes with introducing Sara. That’s right I said Sara, a female for the man that I thought was gonna give us some hot MM love. Sara isn’t just any plain ole female, nope, nope, nope!!! SHE’S HIS FREAKING FIRST LOVE THAT BROKE HIS HEART!!!! Ummm, ok I’m calm sorry for the yelling, but dang Walker are you trying to give me a heart attack here???!!!!! Walker takes us on a awesome journey to the past to show us why Catch and Sara were no more, what happened to Sara since leaving Catch. Sara’s life has not been a easy one and she’s trying to change that, seeing Catch again isn’t something that she thought was gonna happen. You can not have a story with a past love coming back with a present and hopefully a future and Walker gives us the present with Catch helping Sara and maybe a glimpse into the future, I’m gonna zip my lips on that one though you have to read it for yourself!!! P.s. to those of you that have been reading Walker for a while our favorite Masochistic physiologist Santos!!!!!! To those of you that are getting to see Dr. Santos for the first time here check out his book Beautiful Pain.
From NYT bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan, comes a brand new series where second chances don’t come often, and overcoming an unexpected loss means breaking everything you knew. I fell for Cameron Connolly at the wrong time. And when he left, I thought my life was over. But then, after the worst happened, I truly understood what that phrase meant. Now, he’s not ready for a second chance, and I’m not offering one. Though given that our families have been forced together after losing one of our own, I know there’s no turning back. Not this time. Not again. Not when it comes to Cameron. ~~ I never wanted to hurt Violet Knight, but there were reasons I had to leave all those years ago—not that she’d believe me if I told her what they were. I not only left her, I also left my foster brothers. Honestly, I didn’t want to come back to Denver to help run my father’s failing brewery. But when it comes to my brothers, I know I’ll find a way to make it work. Perhaps I’ll even earn Violet’s forgiveness and face the connection we both thought long forgotten in the process. Because I wanted her then, but now I know I need her. I just hope she needs me.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book I love starting a new series, especially one by a favorite author. Why you ask, because it’s like coming into a new group of friends, but of people that you already know but now you get to really know them and come to love them. In Breaking Without You we have Violet Knight and we meet Cameron Connolly. Violet we have briefly met before as she is Mace’s sister from Fallen Ink: Montgomery Ink Colorado Springs Book 1. This story is a heartbreaker for sure, what Violet and her tribe are going through is one of the toughest things a group of friends can go through. Suicide is something that is very prevalent in the world today and when it happens it is awful and when it is someone that is close to you it’s even more devastating. That is what brings Violet and Cameron into each other’s life’s…….. again. See not only is this a love story, it’s a second chance love story and those are always good. The chemistry between them is off the charts, but that was never the problem for them when they were together in college. No the problem was when Cameron just left without a word or reason. I love that Ryan always gives us true life in her stories. From how Violet and her friends are coping with their grief, to Cameron and his brothers trying to come together again after years apart, to the why of Cameron leaving. All of it is vey real life things that could happen to and does happen to every day people. Also, what I love about her writing is that if you haven’t read the series that a new series has spun off of it doesn’t matter, you won’t be lost because you can read them as stand alones. A warning though, you won’t want too if you are anything think me you gotta know everything and everyone so like Pokèmon you gotta get them all. Lol I can’t wait to see more of this series, it’s gonna be a good one.
When Killian Brody showed up at Dallas Faircloth’s work with news that her half-brother might die without her help, she never expected the oldest and sexiest Brody to kidnap her to ensure her cooperation. The scandalous affair between Dallas’s mother and Killian’s father made everything inside Dallas revolt at the Brody name. It was because of a Brody her life had been left in ruins at the age of eight, and she’d had to rebuild all on her own. She hatedthe Brodys. Which was too bad, really. Killian Brody was take-charge, arrogant and so damn sexy she would have climbed him like a tree if it weren’t for that last name of his. Her weak-willed mother had proven to her that the men in the Brody family were as addictive as any drug, and Dallas didn’t want to get hooked. But when Killian turns his sights on her and makes her believe she’s his greatest weakness, she has a choice—play it safe, or dive in headfirst and risk falling in love with a Brody man. (
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book. Welcome back to Bitterhorn Texas and say HELLO hottie to the oldest Brody brother Killian. Ok, somethings to know about Killian: number 1 he’s a man that always gets what he wants no matter what it is. Number 2; he has a tendency to act without thinking whether this is by action or saying something, and number 3, the man is a protector which means sometimes he does number two because of this. Dallas Faircloth is a woman who hates the Brody name and never thought she would see Bitterhorn again. Why you ask? Simple, because her mother and Killian’s father had a affair which lead to a child, which lead to the absolute destruction of two families and the lives of 5 children as they knew it. Oh my, the heat between these two I can feel all the way from Texas to my house in KY!!!! The relationship between these two in the beginning is rough to say the least, after all he did “kidnap” her and bring her back to Bitterhorn. She was coming back on her own but he didn’t know that when he grabbed her. See here’s the thing, the half brother that they share was hurt and no one was a match but her, so even though she was coming back to help the little brother he didn’t know that so it was technically kidnapping but not really. LOL When they stop fighting and start talking they see how much they have in common, neither lived the life the other thought they did growing up, and they start having feelings for each other. Gail has done another awesome job at showing yes alpha men can be for lack of a better word a**holes, but they have feelings too and maybe can turn that part of themselves off for the love of a woman that will stand of to that and show them that they can show their softer side to the world. The last Brody brother is going to be the baby Des, he’s going to be a doozy and I can’t wait to see the woman who claims him.
Ada Carlisle never knew anything outside the gates of her clan, but she isn’t oblivious to why the men were there to touch her. When she is put up for sale to the highest bidder, she flees her home clan for a chance at survival. After traveling for weeks, her bear calls to build a den for the winter months. Once spring arrives, she wakes scared and alone on the land of three male grizzlies. The spring mating season comes with the discovery of a female bear shifter on the Morgan’s land. Rex Morgan knows immediately Ada Carlisle is to be his mate, but she’s too weak to complete the mating. When it is revealed her clan intended to sell her to a male in Montana, the Morgan brothers vow to take down the leader of the O’Kelly clan and bring justice to the male who paid for her hand.
Like shifters? Like bear shifters? Well you have come to the right book!! Mating Instinct is book two in Theresa Hissong’s Morgan Clan series and it’s about to get real for the Morgan Brothers with this one. A little information before we start though. If you are new to Hissong’s shifters there is a few things you need to know: Mates are found first by smell, then by touch. Once a female has found her mate and simply touched him all other touches by any male but her mate burn. Mates are sacred. For bear shifters there is nothing more that the male wants then to take care and adore his mate once she has been found. Trying to force a mating on a female is wrong and finally any harm done to any female shifter or cub is to be taken care of by shifter law rather than human law. Rex Morgan is the second of the Morgan brothers. His older brother just found his mate and is finally settled. It’s mating season again and he and his youngest brother are feeling the mating pull, but haven’t found their mates yet. now, bear shifters are similar to the animal brethren in that they are not much are packs and they like to hibernate. Rex comes upon a scent that he doesn’t recognize while out in the woods on their property and there he finds Ada. Ada has ran away from her clan and has been hibernating on The Morgan’s land. When Ada tells the reason why she ran things get real. We get to see two mates find each other, shifter justice, and the coming together of a clan in this story. If I say anything more it will ruin it for you. Just know that love wins and justice gets served in the end. Hissong’s shifters are awesome stories and Rex and Ada’s story has certainly done them justice. I can not wait for Gunner’s story and to see more of the Shaw pride.
Nicole Callahan, mate to fierce and brooding VC Warrior Damon DeMasters, has been trying to find her place in his world. Without a doubt, it’s been interesting, but she believes there’s a lot more she can offer the children she spent so much of her human life fighting for. The Mate series delves into the kickass world of the Warriors’ mates and how united, they can make a difference—just like their badass Protectors. Follow along to see how these exceptional women’s newfound freedom affect those around them and which Warrior may or may not support their feisty independent mate’s new and exciting path.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book Look out VC Warriors the Warriorettes are coming!!!! Lol!!! Nicole is the first book in the VC Warrior Mates series and oh boy these ladies love their alpha mates, but they aren’t taking it anymore!!! Nicole heads back to work for Mitch are Social Services, without talking to Damon about it; hee, hee, hee, and does she have a doozy of a first day back. First off I absolutely love that we are going to get more Warriors. Secondly, that we are going to get more from the women’s POV now that they have mated their men it’s going to be great. If you have read the VC Warrior series you know that the Warriors are all alpha males that do not want their mates hurt in any way and they will say and do anything to keep it that way no matter how caveman it may seem. Also, we know that these women are all very strong women; they also knew how their men were when they mated them, but no couple stays the same you either grow or crumble under the pressure and THAT is what we are going to see in this series. Who will grow? Who will crumble? Please baby Jesus no one crumble, we will have to just see. Our favorite Warriors and now Warriorettes have a new enemy too, one that we have never seen from Gabelman before and I think that it’s going be epic. I can’t wait to see where we go next and fingers crossed none of our favorite couples crumble, don’t worry though if Jill and Slade crumble I’ll be there to console him. LOL
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. Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking. A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail wrote stories between events to pass the time. By fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a skating coach who was also a romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from PNR and cyberpunk to contemporary romance at night, both dreams have come true. Theresa Hissong is a mother of two and the wife of a retired Air Force Master Sergeant. After seventeen years traveling the country, moving from base to base, the family has settled their roots back in Theresa’s home town of Olive Branch, MS., where she enjoys her time with old friends and family. Theresa daydreams of the perfect love affair and takes those ideas to paper. 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!