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#WOTR19 #Review – Fall by CA Harms

Title: Fall 
Series: Montgomery Series #3
Author: CA Harms
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 26, 2019
Knoxville Montgomery liked things his way. He kept everything simple and he was always in control. That is until a head-strong blonde stumbled into his life and changed everything. She became a challenge he refused to give up on.
 
It didn’t matter how much Knoxville tried, Tinley would not give into him. She couldn’t. On the outside, she appeared to be resilient and untouchable, but her reality was a much different story. 
 
But Knoxville would not give up. Little by little, he started to tear down her walls, and at that moment, Tinley knew. Even though she fought it with every, single fiber in her body, their outcome was fated.
 
She would Fall…
 
And all she could do now was hope he’d willing to catch her.

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

Finally, my man gets a dang book!!  LOL

These men are super great reads.  I mean HELLO I was torn up about which brother I was going to claim.  Since my friends get MAD when I claim them all, I stuck with Knox.

So Knox and Tinley…holy hell did the pages melt.  These two are some kinda yummy to read.  Knox is just *Dream Sigh* I mean …yeah he is just that!!  Tinley….guuuuuuuurl has some stuff going on that she has to deal with but Knox was all in .  He knew she was it for him and he was not letting her down!!  Remember how I said he was dreamy…yeah me too…wait ok back to the story review….

So Tinley was done with men and the Ice Queen was not going to give in to it anymore.  She has her mind set and then ….yeah….Knox…….Ladies if you haven’t realized by NOW…..this story is everything you will love in a romance.  There are hilarious scenes thanks to Lex.  There is chemistry thanks to Knox and there is a great HEA waiting for you to read and discover!!!

C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.
 
She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

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#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Miranda Lynn

Miranda Lynn

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Miranda Lynn I am a romance author, married, two teen boys, two four legged fur babies who loves coffee, wine, books, netflix, and gaming. I read to better my writing and I write to alleviate the voices in my head. I am an introverted extrovert. I can get along at gatherings but also truly enjoy being a hermit as well. I hate housework, grocery shopping gives me the willies and I have a great sense of sarcasm usually two minutes too late. But start me on talking about books and we will become fast friends.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

With my new desk my office is my favorite place. I need snacks of some sort, salty sweet preferably but no necessary.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

The readers first and foremost and then getting to reconnect with fellow authors. Both always send me home with fuel to dive back into writing.

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

Karen Marie Moning

What author would you love to write with?

Elle Boon

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

When Jodie Bivens headed straight for my table to give me the biggest hugs. To this day I consider her one of the best people, readers, and friends.

What are your social links?

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2yGcx5B
Facebook: http://bit.ly/2C7nSZX
Facebook Readers Group: http://bit.ly/2o7urWU
Instagram:http://bit.ly/2Bjk4Fw
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2obziaY
BookBub: http://bit.ly/2Gs36Xe
Twitter: http://bit.ly/2FfXj7P
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/2FJUcIJ

What are your buy links?

All books can be found on my Amazon page: http://amzn.to/2yGcx5B

Twinsie Angies Review of Mack , Black Mountain Pack Book #1 HERE

 

#WOTR19 #NewRelease #Paranormal – The Dragon of New Orleans (The Treasure of Paragon Book 1) by Genevieve Jack

The Dragon of New Orleans (The Treasure of Paragon Book 1)

New Orleans: city of intrigue, supernatural secrets, voodoo, and one enigmatic dragon…

For 300 years, Gabriel Blakemore has survived hidden among humans after a coup in his native realm of Paragon scattered him and his siblings across the globe. Keeping his secret has preserved his dragon magic but led to a life devoid of true intimacy. Now a voodoo curse threatens to end his immortal existence. His only hope is to find an antidote, one that may rest in a mortal woman.

Death is a welcome end for Raven Tanglewood. After five years of unsuccessful treatment for her brain cancer, her illness has become a prison, something her adventurous spirit cannot abide.

When Gabriel heals Raven and binds her to him, he awakens a connection stronger than any he’s ever known. But she sees the bond as another kind of captivity. Can Gabriel win her love and trust in time to awaken the life-saving magic within her? Or will his fiery personality and possessive ways drive her from his side and seal his fate?

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

When I saw this book, I was curious for a couple of reasons.  The first is I wanted to read a book from this author and jumping into series that are already out plus a few deep is hard to do.  The other reason is HELLO SHIFTERS…..HELLO DRAGON SHIFTERS.  To be honest, I have only read one other series about dragons.  I loved the direction/spin she took with her series because it was very different from what I expected.

I will say the world building was slow and a time or two I was a little confused BUT stick with the story because after a while I couldn’t put the book down.  I was dying to know about Raven and her dragon Gabriel.  My favorite scene is when Gabriel admits how crazy he is for Raven…..this woman brought a powerful dragon to his knees…..sigh……..

The angst between the characters builds and it BURNS people…sooo burns!!!  I was so ready, much like Raven, for when they did some “How you doing “ time *Wink wink*  Their love story was very sweet and I enjoyed watching them fall for each other while also trying to protect the other.

The curse and the family fall out Gabriel has to over come was crazy intense.  Poor guy has a crazy woman and crazy uncle after him!!  I mean he can’t live anywhere without having threats to his life!

I am so looking forward to the next book and hanging with Gabriel and Raven again.  I am sure Gabriel will be just as possessive over Raven with his brother which is hilarious BUT also trying to find their siblings will be good reads.   I wonder how the family will react to the everything Gabriel has to warn them about in regards to their family!!

USA Today bestselling author Genevieve Jack writes weird, witty, and wicked-hot paranormal romance and fantasy. Coffee and wine are her biofuel, the love lives of witches, shifters, and vampires her favorite topic of conversation. She harbors a passion for old cemeteries and ghost tours, thanks to her years attending a high school rumored to be adores the beaches of the southeast, where she spends her days with her laptop and one lazy dog.

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Marie Piper

Marie Piper

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Marie Piper. I’m a historical romance writer and I live in Chicago with my husband, kiddo, and three bonkers cats.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My house is frequently noisy, so I like to write either very early in the morning (with coffee) or at coffeeshops, because again – coffee.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love meeting new readers and writers. As a big reader myself, I never come home from signings empty handed.

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

Well, I met Beverly Jenkins last year, so I can pretty much die happy now.

What are your social links?

https://twitter.com/mariepiperbooks,

https://www.instagram.com/mariepiperbooks/,

mariepiper.com,

https://www.facebook.com/MariePiperBooks/

What are your buy links?

Fires of Cricket Bend series – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06W2MZRPL?ref=series_rw_dp_labf,

Maidens & Monsters series – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y6DKG2Z?ref=series_rw_dp_labf,

 The Gilded Brides – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1729264530/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1

Twinsie Angie’s Review of Melt HERE

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Lyssa Layne

Lyssa Layne

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Lyssa Layne-single, hot mess mom pretending to have it all together!

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I always write in my brown chair in my living room, no food or I’ll be thoroughly distracted… it doesn’t take much to let my writers’ ADD take over!

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love visiting with familiar faces and meeting new ones! Anyone that stops by my table to chat about their favorite characters or brainstorm with me is rad, too!

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

Judy Blume, the woman is a legend!

What author would you love to write with?

Dawn Umrie, she’s a new indie author on the scene, and she’s helped me brainstorm so many of my own stories that I’m sure a collaboration between us would be awesome!

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Getting licked by fangirls 😉

*Twinsie Angie just GASPED because this might …ok its probably…OK it IS TOTALLY a reference to her!*

What are your social links?  What are your buy links?

http://www.lyssalayne.com/

 

Twinsie Angie’s review of My Favorite What If  HERE

 

#NewRelease #Review #SpinoffSeries #VCWarriors Nicole: The Mates Series (Book 1) by Teresa Gabelman

Nicole (The Mate Series) Book #1

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.

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 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

 

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!

#WOTR19 #NewRelease #Paranormal #RH #Dark #TriggerWarnings #Shifters – Ashes: Book One in the River Ash Pack by Mary Martel

Ashes: Book One in the River Ash Pack

Cordelia has never known anything but the safety of her fathers guarded compound where she’s lived her entire life. A life that, as the alphas daughter, has always been a privileged one, albeit an incredibly sheltered one.
Until one night, life as she knows it, is flipped entirely upside down when she’s promised to another alpha in order to buy safety for her father’s pack. This doesn’t exactly sit well for Cordelia seeing as she has different plans for her life, even if she doesn’t know what those plans are just yet. Out of fear of what she doesn’t want her life to become, she does the unthinkable and tells her father the one thing he’ll never tolerate from anyone in his pack, especially not his daughter. She tells him no.
As a result, Cordelia learns just what kind of depraved man and alpha her father is and is left a broken, bleeding mess because of it.
After finding kindness and compassion from two strange men who show up at the compound and help her when she is no longer capable of helping herself, Cordelia does the only thing she thinks she can do in order to survive and not be stuck in a world of abuse and misery.
She runs.
Unfortunately for Cordelia, she doesn’t make it very far before she finds herself in trouble again and at the mercy of another male with alpha tendencies. This alpha also comes with a brother by blood and one by choice.
The problem is, Cordelia’s not so sure she could ever find a place in a pack again after everything she’s survived. She won’t have long to figure it out though because, no matter the cost, her father is determined to find her and bring her home.

Warning – Due to certain sensitive sexual subject matter and abusive situations, this book may contain triggers for some people.
It’s also a Reverse Harem book.

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

Jesus lemme get my head straight after reading this book.  If there are a few things you need to know about Mary and her stories here they are…..Her men love FIERCE, Her Women are NOT WEAK, The chemistry is crazy in all the right places, and there will be blood…LOL …but I am serious!!

Now if you read the trigger warning I will say it’s not AS ROUGH of a scene as I was expecting or have read in the past but friends, its hard.  Its hard because how can someone who should love and protect you, do that to you!!  Its also quickly done and done well so we feel for Cordelia, but mainly so we can understand the shape that Cal and Luca find her in…it was bad…….

Cal, Luca and Darius……they are all so special to Cordelia for their own reasons, but this book is owned by Darius.  Dude, he was so scary and then so sweet but so fierce.  I mean I don’t think I knew how menacing he was until we see him with his old pack….dang he was hawt!!!

Cal and Luca long for their time for Cordelia but understand and show true patience to be with their girl because make no bones about it, SHE. IS. THEIR. GIRL!

Seeing the story of the impending war due to everything that plays out in the book is making me on edge because the 4 of them need to be on the same page to stick together and to make sure no one feels left out of this unusual mating!!

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.

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSptlights – Suzan Tisdale

Suzan Tisdale

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Suzan Tisdale

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My office and my deck. Must have complete silence. And I like to snack on nuts, fruit, and chocolate.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting readers!! I love meeting my readers and getting to thank them. I also love hanging out with fellow authors.

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

James Patterson and Julie Garwood.

What author would you love to write with?

Maya Banks! I’d love to do an historical romance with her.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

There are too many! I love meeting my readers and making friends with fellow authors.

What are your social links?

Www.suzantisdale.com,

suzantisdale@twitter,

Facebook.com/SuzanTisdaleromance

What are your buy links?

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Suzan-Tisdale/e/B006JYU628/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1546628995&sr=1-1

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=suzan%20tisdale&fcsearchfield=Author

B&N – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Suzan%20Tisdale%22;jsessionid=63CA877B8A3FC5FBE93BD1BA6CE1A103.prodny_store02-atgap08?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall

Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Suzan+Tisdale

iBooks  – https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/suzan-tisdale/id523618336?mt=11

Twinsie Angie’s Review of The King’s Courtesan HERE

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Daryl Banner

Daryl Banner

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi! I’m Daryl Banner, and I’m an author of M/M and new adult romance, post-apocalyptic fantasy, and dystopian fiction. I’m also a composer, avid gamer, and LOVE to play any piano I see. I sometimes go live on my Facebook author page just to play the piano, chat with my readers, and goof off =)

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I feel the most grounded when I write in the comfort of my home. I can’t eat while I write!

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love meeting people and socializing and just being a silly human being with no pressure. I look at signings sometimes as vacations from my writing work!

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

I would love to meet JK Rowling and Chuck Palahniuk. They both have deeply inspired me in very, very different ways. JK Rowling has such a delicate way with story, character, and emotion that both makes it feel so purposeful and yet totally effortless. Chuck Palahniuk has this brilliantly diabolical way of yanking out the very worst (and the very best) out of the human spirit and putting it on display like some grotesque piece of art. I love them both.

What author would you love to write with?

I think it would be fascinating (and a little terrifying – and inspiring!) to write with George R R Martin. Though, if we were to collaborate, I’m afraid we wouldn’t release something for 10 years. But I’d like to think it’d be well worth the wait!

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Nothing emotionally quite compares to the night I finished writing the final book in my Beautiful Dead trilogy. It was the first series I “finished” (though there is a second trilogy I’m writing now that follow the original trilogy), and I had such a deep mixture of sadness and pride for having completed something. I remember the night vividly. I remember the music I was listening to. I remember how “complete” I felt inside. I remember lots of tears, but also smiles. Whenever I get lost in a book or get frustrated with the progress of another, I always think back to that moment, and it keeps me going.

What are your social links?

www.facebook.com/darylbannerwriter
www.twitter.com/darylbanner
www.instagram.com/darylbanner

What are your buy links?

www.amazon.com/author/darylbanner
www.darylbanner.com

Twinsie Angie’s Review of Read My Lips, A College Obsession Romance Book #1 HERE

 

#WOTR19 #NewRelease #Paranormal #shifters #MMA #Brothers – Bantamweight (Hallow Brothers Book 5) by Tricia Andersen

Bantamweight (Hallow Brothers Book 5)

Abraham Hallow would do just about anything to get out from under his oldest brother, Josiah’s, thumb. That includes performing as the Luchador in the local semi-professional wrestling circuit. He gets more than he bargained for when he hooks up with a woman with multicolored hair. The draw to her is undeniable. He wakes up the following morning with the ancient mark of his ancestors, mating him to the mystery woman he met the night before.
It was a simple mission—find the infamous Hallow brothers, kill them, and bring back the amulet. Kai’s plans get derailed after one night of hot, crazy sex with a mask wrestler. When she finds out the wrestler was none other than Abraham Hallow, the youngest of the Hallow brothers, she is exiled from the mermaid kingdom. Yet the orders from her king still stand. Can she deny her ever-growing love for Abraham, or will she fulfill her duties of killing him?

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

Man, IF Josiah hadn’t claimed my heart I think Abe could have been my favorite.

This book has a lot of new information coming our way as to some other supernatural beings in the world like…MERPEOPLE!!  Yup mermaids are real peps!!  Annnd it seems Abe has himself a hot little mermaid named Kai.

Abe is really annoyed at all the “baby brother” cracks.  He wants them to realize he is a 21-year-old adult.  He knows there is a lot happening, but it makes him nuts the brothers feel the need to keep things from him.  This is part of why he is revolting and fighting under cover.

Kai is tired of being “owned”.  She can’t imagine what it’s like to be free.  Between her two “bosses” she can’t do anything for herself.  But she lives in a constant threat of loss of life from these people.  When she is drawn to a human boxer one night she is floored by this, but she goes with it.  This is a decision she is making all for her.  Little does she know what that one little act of freedom will encompass……the mating mark.

Kai is pulled in so many ways and is so confused because she takes the mating mark as one of property and being owned.  Abe has a lot to teach his little mate, but his true and unselfish love is one that shows her what real family is all about.  Seeing Abe stand up to his family for his mate melted me and Kai.

There are more things the Hallow family learn and more spells to be broken.  It seems everyone is coming for the family.  However, their love and bonds will help to keep them safe until they finally end this war.

 

Back off! Abraham is mine!!! LOL! Abe is the baby of the Hallows and the brothers are more overprotective of him since there are so many more magical beings coming to the surface. Abe is dying to get out and be his own person/wolf. The brothers have no idea but he has been hiding as the Luchador. A completely masked wrestler that no one knows the identity to but Abe. After a fight he is drawn to Kai, the beauty with the multi colored hair. Kai is drawn to him as well and then one thing leads to another and things happen (*wags eyebrows*). She finds out that he is a Hallow and her orders still stand to kill them all. The only problem….well, they are mated. These two are so stubborn and so hard headed that the push and pull between them gets hotter every time they collide. Now we have a feud between the Mer-People and the Hallows. Everyone is still after the Heka and momma’s amulet. What is one more problem? Oh yeah, Loch. Abe is slotted to fight Loch with whom Kai had already been promised to. No matter how many different magical elements and beings we get with this series they are all placed in the perfect place and flows extremely smooth. All the brothers and their mates still play integral parts in Abe’s story. This particular story really had my emotions running on high the entire time. I wasn’t sure if Kai was dying at one point, if Kai is going to go through and kill the Hallows, if the Heka and amulet are truly safe….Bantamweight has so many twists that I never really knew how the story was going to end. Rest assured, this is one of my favorites of the series! I was never able to guess the next move and it really kept me on my toes. The series is a must read!

Tricia Andersen lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with her husband, Brian and her three children – her sons, Jake and Jon, and her daughter, Alex. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations. Along with writing, Tricia enjoys coaching and competing in track and field and traveling to cheer on her children in their various activities.