Category Archives: Uncategorized

MM March Madness – MARCH 15 – CM Michaels

03-15 - CM Michaels

MM MARCH MADNESS!!

March 15

Twinsie Talk is proud to present the 3rd Annual MM March Madness – a month to focus on the M/M, F/F, M/M/F, M/F/M authors. We love these books and want to share it with the rest of the world. Each day we will post an interview. We will also include any reviews that we have done on these books as well as links to the books.

Our hope is that you will love this genre as much as we do! <3

Today is devoted to CM Michaels

author bio

C.M Michaels grew up in a small town in northern Michigan as the youngest child of a close-knit family of seven. He met his wife, Teresa, while attending Saginaw Valley State University. Together they’ve provided a loving home for several four-legged “kids”, including Sophie, their eternally young at heart, hopelessly spoiled Spaniel. He has always enjoyed writing, and still has fond memories of reading his first book, a children’s novella, to local grade schools when he was 14. C.M. is currently working on the third book in the Sisters in Blood series along with a Fantasy romance called Kerrigan’s Race. An avid reader since discovering Jim Kjelgaard novels in early childhood, his favorite authors include Kelley Armstrong, Peter V. Brett, Richelle Mead, Rachel Caine and Laini Taylor. When he’s not writing, C.M. can be found curled up with a good book, watching movies or hitting the hiking trails with his wife. C.M. currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky.

Tell us about something about you (not included in your normal author bio) that maybe not everyone knows about you.

I am an avid outdoors-man and an ammeter wildlife photographer. My wife and I have visited Yellowstone National Park three times. During our visits we have been fortunate enough to capture great shots of wolves on the hunt, grizzly bears wrestling each other, black bears, coyotes, moose, elk, buffalo, eagles and many other wonderful creatures.

There’s been a trend in writing a series. How do you feel about series? Do you write them? Do you think they are easier or harder?

I am currently working on an Urban Fantasy and a Fantasy series. I really enjoy reading and writing series as it gives the author a chance to develop characters beyond what is possible in a stand-alone book and to have a broader plot-arc which readers can enjoy over a span of time. The characters from some of my favorites series have become so familiar that it feels like I am catching up with family when the next installment comes out. Hearing readers passionately speak about how strongly they identify with my characters has been one of the most rewarding aspects of becoming a writer.

Where do you do most of your writing?

I have a home office with an old-school PC. It provides me with a relatively quiet space so I can focus while still being close enough to the family room to not feel totally isolated from my wife. Someday I may break down and get a laptop. Imagining myself kicking back in the lush valleys of Yellowstone, watching buffalo lazily graze the day away while I work on my next creation is certainly a dream of mine 🙂

What are you currently reading? Any suggestions for your favorite books (beside your own, of course)?

I am currently reading the Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine. She is most known for her Morganville Vampire series which I really enjoyed. Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines and Vampire Academy series are two of my all-time favorites. Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld series is wonderful, too. For Dystopian , I highly recommend Peter V. Brett’s Warded Man series and Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone series.

Do you feel that this genre is growing? And what do you contribute to that growth or decline?

The Urban Fantasy genre is certainly growing. In spite of me consuming books at a frenzied pace, filling most of our basement, I am never at a shortage for new series to read. I think the reason the genre has so much appeal is that it is still set in the real world, making it easier for readers to imagine themselves as the main characters. At the same time, by introducing magic and the supernatural, the story-line isn’t as bound by the restrictions of ordinary life. More spectacular things can happen. There can be much larger surprises. If you enjoy a good romance sub-plot, rather than being limited to a wrong-side-of-the-tracks scenario, where characters overcome tired social biases to find true love, the hurdles can be much more daunting. Like having to change species, for example. The reader gets to imagine being accepted into a pack of werewolves or joining a vampire coven. The more fantastical world the reader gets to immerse themselves in the more fully they can escape the daily grind.

What is the most surprising thing you have learned about writing?

How much time is spent in the editing process. Between my own proofreads, making changes from Beta reader feedback, doing my full second draft review prior to submitting to my publisher, then the three rounds of edits with the assigned editor, over nine months is spent editing, versus about six months writing the first draft.

What are you working on now?

I am currently working on finishing the first book in my Fantasy series called Kerrigan’s race, along with the third book in my Urban Fantasy, Sisters in Blood series.

What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?

Even after twenty years of marriage, Saturday night is date night with my wife. We are avid movie goers, and manage to catch most films on the big screen with a nice dinner at one of our favorite spots beforehand. It’s our chance each week to spend quality time together.

Tell us about your highest high and your lowest low in your career so far.  How has it changed you?

My highest high would be the day that I signed my first contract and became a published author. While there are certainly multiple avenues to get your work out there these days, for me, being traditionally published was my first huge goal in my writing career. My lowest low would be receiving the countless rejection letters, 145 in all, before landing the deal for my first book. In the end, the third request for a full manuscript landed me the deal. Even though I knew to expect them, reading through the pile of form rejection letters each day can still be disheartening after a while.

social links

 

AMAZON facebookwebsite goodreadstwitter (1)

 

buy links

AMAZON (1)    barnes and noble

 

reviews

kellys review

Prepare for a little bit of everything. Dangerous Waters was good but Omnipotent blood really outdoes itself. What happens in a world where you are the monster? You are the hunter, predator, monster…vampire. Just when you think things can’t get any worse you find out there are other monsters that are worse than you. Brooke and her family are on the move after the chaos that ensued at the mall. When trying to keep her family safe and trying to figure out her new powers she is abducted by a demon who wants to use her body and powers to overthrow the angels and the earthen realm. From here there is a one hell of a rollercoater ride. Brooke experiences abuse (sexual, mental, and physical) while her body is being overtaken by a demon. She somehow is able to hold on to a thread of her humanity that allows her to overcome the possession. She then has to face some very hard, heart wrenching decisions in order to help the angels fight the war against the demons. The story goes to many dark places while at the same time is witty and is filled with love. This is a beautifully chaotic story that will hold you in it’s clutches.

“Great. My girlfriend is a witch. Can’t wait until we have our first fight. You’ll probably turn me into a toad.”

“Lately, being around me was like doing research on the world’s deadliest neurotoxins while blindfolded and trapped inside an unstable nuclear reactor. I was a one-girl plague.”

“Horrific squeals and shrieks from the beasts doused in her napalm echoed off the rock walls even as others cried out, creating a macabre cacophony of death that sounded like something the devil himself would conduct.”

The one spoiler I will give is there is a happily ever after. Not quite what you expect but sooooo worth the read!

giveaway

Enter the giveaway!! You could win a Kindle from the Twinsies or one of the great prizes donated by our featured authors during the MM March Madness Celebration!!

CM has kindly donated a signed paperback copy of Dangerous Waters along with pens and bookmarks from Dangerous Waters and Omnipotent Blood (US only)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A big THANK YOU to all of the authors participating in our month long celebration!! We appreciate all that you do!!! MUAH!!

Much Love from the Twinsies!!! Angie, Brenda, Deb, Kelly, Kristi, Jen, Jo, and Melinda!!!

muah

 

 

 

#Review #ReleaseDay #MM – Undercover Rock Star by Jenna Galicki

 

 

 

Title: The Undercover Rock Star
Series: Bulletproof #1
Author: Jenna Galicki
Genre: M/M Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 15, 2016
Blurb

A spur-of-the-moment vacation was supposed to jolt Cameron Douglas out of his funk, but it appears he only traded locations. It was a chance meeting with a handsome stranger that changed everything. Brandon stirs Cameron’s interest and his heart, but will the mysterious man reveal his true identity before their vacation in paradise is over?

Sometimes life in the spotlight was a heavy weight to bear for Brandon Bullet. He never knew if men were interested in him as a person or just enamored with his rock star status – until he meets Cameron Douglas. It wasn’t often that Brandon shared a connection with someone who wasn’t aware of his notoriety. He’s determined to keep his identity a secret while the two of them get to know each other and before someone blows his cover.

angies review

I received this book from an honest review.

AHH!!  I love reading this authors books.  It doesn’t matter if it is MM, MMF, or MF, I just love the style of her writing.  I also love how she makes her characters so likeable and so vulnerable but willing to risk it for love.

This story is about broken hearted Cam who takes a vacation to help get over his last break up.  He is sitting at the bar licking his wounded heart when a hot God like man starts a conversation with him.  He ends up spending the day with this mystery man and loving every second of it.

Brandon is there on vacation with his band members when he sees this hot looking guy sitting alone at the bar.  He can tell the guy isn’t into the party environment happening around him so he engages this handsome stranger.

Brandon is stunned when Cam doesn’t recognize him and doesn’t want to let the secret outta the bag about WHO he really is.  The two have fun bonding and hanging around all day.  When the evening finally arrives and things go “further” the two men have feelings and Brandon’s secret is revealed.  Cam could care less about the “real” Brandon but more about this Brandon he has spent the day getting to know and care for.

Now the men have to face the fact that their time is long gone and was too short.  Can they make this quick connection into more than just a summer fling.  I gotta tell you I am super excited for more from these two and what happens with their story.

 

Purchase Links

 AMAZON US / UK

 

 

Also by Jenna Galicki

RADICAL ROCK STARS SERIES#1 The Prince of Punk Rock

 

Author Bio

Jenna Galicki writes in multiple genres including m/m/f, m/f, and m/m. She is predominantly known for her Radical Rock Stars Series. The Prince of Punk Rock (Radical Rock Stars Book 1) was a finalist in the 2015 Bisexual Book Awards.

Jenna is a strong advocate for LGBT rights and marriage equality. A native New Yorker, she recently relocated to Southern California with her husband and two dogs. She’s a Rottweiler enthusiast and an avid music buff.

When she’s not hunched over a computer, you can find her front row at a rock concert.

Author Links
TWITTER
AMAZON

 

Giveaway

#WOTR Author spotlight – Jenna Jacob

wotr-spotlight-1

Jenna Jacob

About the Author

Bestselling author, Jenna Jacob paints a canvas of passion, romance, and humor as her Alpha men and the feisty women who love them unravel their souls, heal their scars, and find a happy ever after kind of love. Heart-tugging, captivating, and steamy, Jenna’s books will surely leave you breathless and craving more. A mom of four grown children, Jenna and her Alpha-Hunk-husband live in Kansas. She loves books, Harleys, music, and camping. Jenna’s zany sense of humor and lack of filter exemplify her motto: Live. Laugh. Love. Meet her wild and wicked family in her sultry series: The Doms of Genesis. Or become spellbound by the searing love connection between Raine, Hammer, and Liam in her continuing saga: The Doms of Her Life (co-written with the amazing Shayla Black and Isabella La Pearl). Journey with couples struggling to resolve their pasts and heal their scars, to discover unbridled love and devotion in Jenna’s new contemporary series: Passionate Hearts.

When and Why did you start to write?

I started writing at age thirteen. They were sappy, heartbreaking love stories that I poured my pubescent angst into. Luckily none of those will ever see the light of day again. But writing was always a passion pumping through my veins and a little over three years ago I finally accomplished my life-long dream and published my first book: “Embracing My Submission”.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

I’ve been blessed by becoming friends with so many amazing, gifted, and talented authors I’m afraid to start listing them all out, for fear of omitting someone.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on “Lured By My Master – Book 6 in The Doms Of Genesis” series. Blurb: How far would you go for love? Would you strip away your defenses? Confront your fears? Unlock your darkest secrets? Risk your heart without any promise of tomorrow? I, Cindy Noland, ER Nurse have fallen crazy in love with sinfully sexy Doctor Samuel Brooks, only to discover he’s been hiding a kinky alter ego: Master Sam. Confronting him tossed me into a mysterious new world that incited my every fear, made my heart race…and left me questioning everything I knew about myself. Now I have only two options: gather the pieces of my heart and walk away, or lay my soul bare to venture into the sensual unknown with a man who’s heart might never be mine? Just how far would I go for love?

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I’m a total pantser. The entire story plays out in my head when I sit at my computer.

Social Links

Website: www.jennajacob.com E Mail: jenna@jennajacob.com Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorjennajacob Twitter: @jennajacob3 Amazon Author page: http://amzn.to/1GvwNnn Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1Cj4ZyY

Buy Links

EMBRACING MY SUBMISSION – Book 1, The Doms of Genesis Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Nc9jmv Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1Pj4rfG B&N: http://bit.ly/WbtfCK KOBO: http://bit.ly/1yeqa2c All Romance eBooks: http://bit.ly/1kBKNT6 Smashwords: http://bit.ly/1jGb6aI iBooks: http://bit.ly/1nwKIAJ Paperback: http://amzn.to/1moqVFB MASTERS OF MY DESIRE – Book 2, The Doms of Genesis Amazon: http://amzn.to/1N4YzIS Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1PNU9Hl B&N: http://bit.ly/1l3qvm3 KOBO: http://bit.ly/1ouUEvc All Romance eBooks: http://bit.ly/1sCUwvm Smashwords: http://bit.ly/1uPoeep iBooks: http://bit.ly/1vIsWid Paperback: http://amzn.to/1JOmx7F MASTER OF MY MIND – Book 3, The Doms of Genesis Amazon: http://amzn.to/1N4YFjI Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1ZaL6Tl B&N: http://bit.ly/1kBMdgs KOBO: http://bit.ly/1eFa7mc All Romance eBooks: http://bit.ly/1rnR9Wx Smashwords: http://bit.ly/Q7wdFk iBooks: http://bit.ly/1sVRXTI Paperback: http://amzn.to/1moqOtz SAVING MY SUBMISSION – Book 4, The Doms of Genesis Amazon: http://amzn.to/1N4YNzF Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1kSFEa1 B&N: http://bit.ly/1AnAC8I KOBO: http://bit.ly/1yUTNE5 All Romance eBooks: http://bit.ly/1rJ5TNU Smashwords: http://bit.ly/XsDXWd iBooks: http://bit.ly/1o00Jts Paperback: http://amzn.to/1JOmqJb SEDUCED BY MY DOMS – Book 5, The Doms of Genesis Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Nc9NsT Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1JOmZTr Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1G3kolA iBooks: http://apple.co/1FTHzRS KOBO: http://bit.ly/1avUQ7O All Romance eBooks: http://bit.ly/1DGG4FO Smashwords: http://bit.ly/1DJeyYr Paperback: http://amzn.to/1moqtHn SKY OF DREAMS – Book 1, Passionate Hearts Amazon: http://amzn.to/1N4YpkO Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1JScbFN Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1OtwePa iBooks: http://apple.co/1FwmISU KOBO: http://bit.ly/1VEMTOS All Romance eBooks: http://bit.ly/1Zx5y3P Smashwords: http://bit.ly/1WYsk2i Paperback: http://amzn.to/1jm5a7W ONE DOM TO LOVE – Book 1, The Doms of Her Life Amazon: http://amzn.to/1N4YZyS Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1JOmV64 Paperback: http://amzn.to/1moqBqd B&N http://bit.ly/1wCG7Q9 KOBO http://bit.ly/1m8CSHf All Romance eBooks http://bit.ly/1sgPEcn Smashwords http://bit.ly/1m8DvAt iBooks http://bit.ly/1rxIJ0H THE YOUNG AND THE SUBMISSIVE – Book 2, The Doms of Her Life Amazon: http://amzn.to/1N4Z3yw Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1OS6qxf B&N http://bit.ly/1nLflmW KOBO http://bit.ly/1qyoT1q All Romance eBooks http://bit.ly/1hv2LQc Smashwords http://bit.ly/1kmGwO7 iBookshttp://bit.ly/1rnamrG Paperback – http://amzn.to/1moqJpY THE BOLD AND THE DOMINANT – Book 3, The Doms of Her Life Amazon – http://amzn.to/1N4Z6dE Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/1ElKErS iBooks – http://bit.ly/1nQbPrC Barnes & Noble – http://bit.ly/1zaRWPr KOBO – http://bit.ly/1xr3SY9 All Romance eBooks – http://bit.ly/19f1YWa Smashwords – http://bit.ly/1F5VFRZ Paperback- http://amzn.to/1kxXYFc THE EDGE OF DOMINANCE – Book 4, The Doms of Her Life Pre Order Link: iBooks – http://apple.co/1GLp46P SIN CITY SUBMISSION – ONE NIGHT IN VEGAS Box Set Pre Order Links: Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1PpxluS Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1RnYKDm Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/20k4YGb Amazon AU: http://bit.ly/1ODMECt 
Amazon IN: http://amzn.to/1WCSZRQ iBooks: http://apple.co/1mSO0Qg Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1VfhpPP 
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1ns4HD9

MM March Madness – MARCH 14 – Sloan Johnson

03-14 - Sloan Johnson

MM MARCH MADNESS!!

March 14

Twinsie Talk is proud to present the 3rd Annual MM March Madness – a month to focus on the M/M, F/F, M/M/F, M/F/M authors. We love these books and want to share it with the rest of the world. Each day we will post an interview. We will also include any reviews that we have done on these books as well as links to the books.

Our hope is that you will love this genre as much as we do! <3

Today is devoted to Sloan Johnson

author bio

Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s life. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass. When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after. Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book? Now, Sloan is a tattooed mom with a mohawk and two kids. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself with a good book and forget she has somewhere to be.

Tell us about something about you (not included in your normal author bio) that maybe not everyone knows about you.

I’ve held just about every job out there short of neurosurgeon. Before realizing that I could actually do something with my writing, I bounced from one job to the next, trying to figure out why I didn’t have a dream job that just fit.

There’s been a trend in writing a series. How do you feel about series? Do you write them? Do you think they are easier or harder?

I love writing them. I think the hardest thing about writing a series is knowing when it’s time to move on. As a reader, I almost always come to a point where I’ve enjoyed my time with a group of characters, but I’m ready for something new. As an author, I try to keep that feeling in mind.

Where do you do most of your writing?

Either on the couch or in my alcove. I can’t write in any public places because there are far too many distractions.

What are you currently reading? Any suggestions for your favorite books (beside your own, of course)?

I just finished Save of the Game by Avon Gale. I absolutely love that series! I’m also a huge fan of THIRDS by Charlie Cochet and just about anything by Renae Kaye, Keira Andrews, Leta Blake, Andrew Grey, and Christina Lee.

Do you feel that this genre is growing? And what do you contribute to that growth or decline?

I absolutely feel the genre is growing. I’d like to think that those of us who write both m/f and m/m are helping that growth because readers of one series will pick up the other and realize that m/m stories are absolutely amazing. I know that’s how I found m/m as a reader.

What is the most surprising thing you have learned about writing?

That getting the story on paper is the easiest part. Some days, it seems like pulling teeth, but it’s everything after “The End” that’s hard.

What are you working on now?

I have quite a bit in the works. This year has been very good to me and I’m looking forward to not only continuing the Homeruns series, but also introducing the Home in the Heartland series this month with Never Too Late. Dax: My life ended six years ago. No, really. I was dead on the side of the road following a gruesome motorcycle accident. From what I’ve been told, it’s only because of one stubborn man that I have another chance to make something of my life. I no longer hate him for screwing up what I thought I wanted. I want to thank him. NEED to tell him what his actions mean to me. Now, I’m headed back to the town I’ve never set foot in even though it’s a huge part of my life. I’m not thrilled about that, but the job offers haven’t exactly been flowing in. They’ll probably think I’m crazy, because there’s no way I won’t be able to look at every guy I walk past, wondering if he’s the one who saved me. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28100264-never-too-late Michael: My entire life, I wanted to save lives. I’d earned a full-ride scholarship and had been accepted to med schools across the country. I was so close to making those dreams a reality until the night held a dying man in my arms. I’ve never been able to get the images of his lifeless body caked in mud out of my head. Even when the paramedics tried to take over trying to save him, I couldn’t let go. I never let go. Eventually, my guilt over not doing more cost me everything but my son. And now, I worry I’ll lose him if I don’t get it together. I’ve often thought that if I could find him, maybe I could get some closure and finally get my life back on track. Now he’s here and I’m more of a mess than ever. Once the truth comes out, will he keep trying to save me or will he realize that it’s too late?

What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?

Curl up and watch a movie with the kids and husband.

Tell us about the highest HIGH and lowest LOW in your career so far. How has it changed you?

The highest high had to be when a reader sent me an email thanking me for making him feel normal. I won’t go into too many details, but he told me how my characters resonated with him on a very personal level and let him know that he was okay. There’s no greater feeling than that. As for the lows, I prefer to not dwell on them. The only thing that sticks in my mind is writing a book I loved and receiving a lot of backlash for it. The silver lining there is I wrote the story as I saw it in my mind, knowing it’d be a hot button for people for various reasons, but I didn’t let that stop me.

social links

 

 facebookwebsite

 

buy links

AMAZON (1)    barnes and noble

 

 

 

giveaway

Enter the giveaway!! You could win a Kindle from the Twinsies or one of the great prizes donated by our featured authors during the MM March Madness Celebration!!

Sloan Johnson has donated one paperback copy of Never Too Late for those who subscribe to my newsletter.

Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A big THANK YOU to all of the authors participating in our month long celebration!! We appreciate all that you do!!! MUAH!!

Much Love from the Twinsies!!! Angie, Brenda, Deb, Kelly, Kristi, Jen, Jo, and Melinda!!!

muah

 

 

MM March Madness – MARCH 12 – Cambria Hebert

03-12 - Cambria Hebert

MM MARCH MADNESS!!

March 12

Twinsie Talk is proud to present the 3rd Annual MM March Madness – a month to focus on the M/M, F/F, M/M/F, M/F/M authors. We love these books and want to share it with the rest of the world. Each day we will post an interview. We will also include any reviews that we have done on these books as well as links to the books.

Our hope is that you will love this genre as much as we do! <3

Today is devoted to Cambria Hebert

author bio

Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house). Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo. Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC. You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her

website  |  Email  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest  |  GoodReads

Tell us about something about you (not included in your normal author bio) that maybe not everyone knows about you.

I’m a secret agent with the FBI. I can’t tell you anything else. Kidding. Or am I?? lol! I’m pretty boring… I bite my fingernails but I love to paint my toes. I burn candles all the time, I can be superstitious and coffee is my drug of choice.

There’s been a trend in writing a series. How do you feel about series? Do you write them? Do you think they are easier or harder?

I didn’t know writing a series was a trend, I thought series were there when Dinosaurs walked the earth! haha. If anything I think the new trend is writing stand alone novels. I do write series and I write standalones as well. I think I have more series books than standalones. I love them personally. I love both, I like diversity so I’m up for anything that gets the story told. My personal feelings on standalones are why not?! It gives the reader more time with characters they love, can introduce new plots, new twists and new characters. I think they can be more challenging because you have move the story along and still keep it interesting. You have to find new twists, new challenges for each character to go through.

Where do you do most of your writing?

I do most of my writing on my couch with my little dog right beside me! And sometimes I write at the dining room table. 🙂

What are you currently reading? Any suggestions for your favorite books (beside your own, of course)?

Honestly, I’m not reading anything right now. I don’t usually read and write at the same time. I love anything by Cameo Renae, Amber Garza, Tijan, and Jennifer Armentrout.

Do you feel that this genre is growing? And what do you contribute to that growth or decline?

I do think the genre is growing. I can’t really say I’ve contributed to the growth because I am very new to the m/m genre. My first m/m just released, so I don’t think I have any claim to helping build the genre. Honestly, I just want to write a good book that resonates with someone, and one that does justice to the subject matter. I think that by doing that it makes a difference in any genre.

What is the most surprising thing you have learned about writing?

oh my, haha. That it takes over your life? It’s true! It does. But I think the thing I learned most wasn’t really about writing itself but more about me. I learned how tenacious I can be, how determined. Its a real passion and its not easy at all. I think being in this kind of career really can show a person what they are made of.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on the second GearShark book (my second m/m) its titled #Rev!

What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?

Watch a movie 🙂

Tell us about the highest HIGH and lowest LOW in your career so far. How has it changed you?

I think there are highs and lows often. Its like a roller coaster. Its changed me because it teaches me about being strong, perseverance and learning to roll with the punches.

social links

 facebookpinterestwebsite goodreadstwitter (1)email

 

buy links

AMAZON (1)    barnes and noble

 

reviews

 

<<INSERT ANY REVIEWS HERE>>

giveaway

Enter the giveaway!! You could win a Kindle from the Twinsies or one of the great prizes donated by our featured authors during the MM March Madness Celebration!!

Cambria Hebert has donated One kindle copy of #Junkie gifted from Amazon.

Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A big THANK YOU to all of the authors participating in our month long celebration!! We appreciate all that you do!!! MUAH!!

Much Love from the Twinsies!!! Angie, Brenda, Deb, Kelly, Kristi, Jen, Jo, and Melinda!!!

muah

 

 

#CoverReveal – Hearts in Florence by AM Willard

Hearts in Florence Cover Reveal

A.M. Willard

Coming March 22, 2016

HeartsofFlorenceEbook

Synopsis

Raven Bloomberg finds herself stuck in Florence, Italy during a holiday weekend. One meant for lovers, not lonely art gallery assistants sharing the last hotel room with a dark and mysterious stranger.

She decides to loosen up and enjoy what the city has to offer. The only problem is; she may be enjoying herself a little too much.

Pierce Ashton’s eyes are set on Raven Bloomberg, the sexy yet reserved blonde that pushes him to limits he never expected.

Will their thirst be enough to continue the love affair once back in the states?

Will these two souls go back to living life as they did before, or embrace the passion ignited in the opulent streets of Florence.

Find out now in author A.M. Willard’s contemporary romance novella, Hearts in Florence, which is best enjoyed with an Italian Merlot.

About A.M. Willard

DSC01910-226x300

A.M. Willard is a true believer of soul mates, and happy ever afters. She enjoys reading, sailing, and of course writing contemporary romance with some saucy scenes. Releasing her first novella of the One Night Series on April 12, 2014 has sent her on a new journey in life.

A.M.’s passion for writing started at a young age, but with the love and support from her husband of eighteen years pushed her to follow her dreams. Once she hit that first publish button, she hasn’t looked back.

Publications available from A.M. Willard include the Chances Series, Love on the Screen, and everyone’s favorite, the One Night Series. She’s also had an article published in the Writer’s Monthly Review Magazine and was just accepted into the Romance Writers of America organization in May of 2015.

A.M. Willard was born and raised in the Panhandle of Florida, but resides in Savannah GA with her husband, son, two cats, one rotten dog, two goats, and her six chickens. Yes, we said chickens…

Hearts in Florence Twitter Banner

Buy Links

Amazon

US: http://amzn.to/21EE1RA

UK: http://tinyurl.com/je3wlh3

AU: http://tinyurl.com/huhbs6x

CA: http://tinyurl.com/zo7xac6

Where to Find A.M.

Facebook

Twitter

Google

Goodreads

Amazon

Website

Hearts in Florence Teaser 2

Excerpt

“Come, I want to show you my favorite section here,” he says while dragging me behind him. Now it’s as if he’s a kid in the candy store. Laughter escapes from me while I’m being pulled. I glimpse back and forth between everything as it’s covered in greenery and wonder what it would’ve been like back in the day. As we slow, I notice the Ragnaie up ahead, and I pray that he’s going to say this is his favorite spot. I really want to walk underneath it.

“You coming?” he asks, tilting his head in that direction. I offer the biggest goofy smile ever and follow along. I take in the green trees that cascade over the gravel path making a canopy above our heads. The sunlight peers through open sections of the trees above, creating a spotlight effect down toward the road as we walk along. Pierce takes my hand into his and squeezes it a little more than he has before. I close my eyes and glide through as I imagine being here with my fiancé or lover in the future. We could come here for him to kneel down and propose to me, or to celebrate our first year of being wed.

I stop and breathe in the air around us. I want to memorize this moment for as long as I can. I want to remember exactly what it smells like, the sounds of the birds chirping, and the slight creaking of the branches. I picture that it’s the sound of the branches intertwining more into each other, forming a tighter bond than before. The hopeless romantic in me wonders if that’s the sound that two lovers’ hearts make. When two people who love each other unconditionally grow old together, do their branches mend together to make a canopy of their souls?

Hearts in Florence

 

MM March Madness – MARCH 11 – Amie Nicole Walker

03-11 - Amie Nicole Walker

MM MARCH MADNESS!!

March 11

Twinsie Talk is proud to present the 3rd Annual MM March Madness – a month to focus on the M/M, F/F, M/M/F, M/F/M authors. We love these books and want to share it with the rest of the world. Each day we will post an interview. We will also include any reviews that we have done on these books as well as links to the books.

Our hope is that you will love this genre as much as we do! <3

Today is devoted to Amie Nicole Walker

author bio

I am a wife and mother to three kids, three dogs, and a cat. When I’m not dreaming up stories, I like to lose myself in a good book, cook or bake. I’m a girly tomboy who paints her fingernails while watching sports and yelling at the referees. I will always choose the book over the movie. I believe in happily-ever-after. Love inspires everything that I do. Music keeps me sane.

Tell us about something about you (not included in your normal author bio) that maybe not everyone knows about you.

I am nearly a complete pantser when it comes to writing a book. I write up a cast of characters when I begin a project and sometimes I will have plot points that I want to hit. Other than that, I sit down at my laptop each day and I never know what’s going to happen in the story until the characters tell me. Pssst, I don’t hear voices! I think it’s important to note that!

There’s been a trend in writing a series. How do you feel about series? Do you write them? Do you think they are easier or harder?

There is no doubt that series appear to be more popular with readers at the moment. I think it’s because they get to spend more time with the characters they’ve come to love and it allows them to have a deeper connection. If I’m honest, my all-time favorite books are series and it’s for the reasons I just gave. I am currently writing the 5th book in my Fated Hearts series. Each book is about a different couple and can be read as part of the series or as a standalone book. I am planning a series for 2017 that will follow the same couple for at least two or three books. I’m not sure if writing a series is necessarily easier, but it is my preference at this time. I do have standalone novels in mind, but I’m not sure when they will be written.

Where do you do most of your writing?

I used to write in my bedroom before I was able to stay home and write fulltime. Now, I have a designated home office. I think I’ve outgrown my desk, but I’m too superstitious to buy a new one.

What are you currently reading? Any suggestions for your favorite books (beside your own, of course)?

I am currently reading Knights to Remember by Nicole Colville. I love that lady so very much – as a writer and a friend. I have so many favorite books and authors – some I’ve just discovered and others I’ve loved since I first started reading gay romance 2014. My current obsessions are John Wiltshire and Santino Hassell. They are so very talented! I have their newest books in my Kindle library and I’m using them as a writing reward. I make myself earn the privilege to read their books.

Do you feel that this genre is growing? And what do you contribute to that growth or decline?

This genre is exploding with new readers and writers all of the time. I think it’s a beautiful thing. I contribute a lot of the growth of our genre to some of the crossover writers like Nicole Edwards. For example, I read her Walker brother series and it was my first time reading any kind of guy on guy action. I loved it and wanted more so I started looking into gay romance novels and I haven’t looked back. I just love the genre.

What is the most surprising thing you have learned about writing?

The most surprising thing I’ve learned about writing is to trust myself. It sounds easier than it is to achieve. There are so many people telling you that you have to do this or have to do that, but I’ve learned to just tell the story that’s in my heart and trust that it won’t let me down.

What are you working on now?

I am currently working on the 5th book in the Fated Hearts series. It’s titled Return to Me. It’s a second chance love story – the first I’ve attempted. I am looking at a late March or early April release.

What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?

My favorite thing to do on a Saturday night is go out on a dinner date with my husband. He’s still my biggest fan after 22 years.

Tell us about the highest HIGH and lowest LOW in your career so far. How has it changed you?

The highest of highs is earning that orange best seller ribbon on Amazon. You sit and stare at the screen and ask “me?” I would also say that getting to know my favorite authors that I used to fangirl over is really awesome too. The relationship I’ve developed with my readers means the world to me. I’ve not personally had anything that I would consider a low point in my short career. I look at everything as an opportunity to learn and grow.

social links

 

 facebookwebsite twitter (1)

 

buy links

AMAZON (1)

 

reviews

 

<<INSERT ANY REVIEWS HERE>>

giveaway

Enter the giveaway!! You could win a Kindle from the Twinsies or one of the great prizes donated by our featured authors during the MM March Madness Celebration!!

Amie Nicole Walker has donated  a $25 Amazon gift card

Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A big THANK YOU to all of the authors participating in our month long celebration!! We appreciate all that you do!!! MUAH!!

Much Love from the Twinsies!!! Angie, Brenda, Deb, Kelly, Kristi, Jen, Jo, and Melinda!!!

muah

 

Meet Kilter & Rayne in Tyrant by Nashoda Rose! #ParaRomance

 

Tyrant (Scars of the Wraiths #2)

Synopsis:

New York Times & USA Today Best Selling Author Nashoda Rose brings a fresh twist to the paranormal romance world with ‘the Scars’.

“I don’t do nice. Period.” -Kilter (nickname: Off-Kilter)

Kilter is crass, reckless and stubborn. He has alienated everyone—just the way he likes it. Until the day he meets Rayne and emotions he buried long ago reawaken.

“I was nothing but a science experiment.” -Rayne

Rayne has been locked away and used for research ever since she was a child. The abuse caused her to withdraw into a tomb of numbness where she’s found a safe place to hide. But her safe place isn’t safe at all, it’s slowly killing her.

When Kilter rescues her and she is unexpectedly drawn to his raw honesty, Rayne must decide whether to trust him and fight for what she can’t see or drown into the depths of darkness.

For some Scars, it’s the story of healing and redemption, for others it’s the beginning of a tortured existence. Which will it be for Kilter and Rayne?

A band of fierce warriors walk in the shadows of the human world with capabilities derived from the senses: Trackers, Sounders, Healers, Tasters, Visionaries and the rare Reflectors. They are known as the ‘Scars.

*Stygian must be read first. 18+

Scars of the Wraiths Series

Stygian (Scars of the Wraiths, Book 1)

Tyrant (Scars of the Wraiths, Book 2)

Take (Scars of the Wraiths, standalone)

Credo (Scars of the Wraiths, Book 3) (coming 2016)

Author’s Note: Tyrant (Scars of the Wraiths, Book 2) was originally titled “Step” (Senses Series). The book has been completely re-written. However, please check your Kindles before purchasing.

Buy Links :

STYGIAN IS NOW FREE ON ALL RETAILERS

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1SUL2Zz

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1QzDg0X

iBooks: http://amzn.to/1T5TbZW

Nook: http://bit.ly/1mY6HBT

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1Qf9hPE

Google Play: http://bit.ly/1RnXT3c

About the Author

Nashoda Rose is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave.

When she isn’t writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dogs at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers and chatting about her addiction—books.

STALK HER: Website | Facebook |Twitter | Goodreads | Subscribe

Excerpt Reveal – Killer by Heather C. Leigh

killer excerpt reveal

Excerpt:  Killer meets Britt

The girl, Britt, is moving around the small space, clearly at ease with her surroundings. She opens a laptop and sits at a desk wedged in one corner. “You can sit.” Britt points to a second chair.

Good. For a second I thought I was going to be forced to get up on the treatment table. I’m not in the mood to be a guinea pig today.

That’s a lie. I don’t really care what the trainers or specialists do to me as long as they make me a better fighter. It’s the girl that bothers me, not the thought of being under a microscope. This is the only woman I’ve ever met who isn’t instantly and irrevocably afraid of me, and the only one whowho has me tempted into thinking I could have more. More than a filthy, dirty fuck to release tension. More than someone to use for a few hours of pleasure.

Britt’s obviously already damaged. As much as I’d love to peel back those layers, I don’t want to give her a chance to dig out my own psychological scars, the nightmares hidden beneath a baggy hoodie and a cold stare. If I do, Britt may never recover from what she finds.

“I’m sorry,” she apologizes, tapping on her computer. “I only found out you were coming last night, so I don’t have much information and haven’t reviewed your medical file.”

She’s so quiet, I strain to hear her. When I don’t respond, she cocks her head and her eyes flick up to mine. Shit. I duck down so she can’t get a good look at my face.

Fucking coward. She’s going to find out at some point, idiot. Why delay the inevitable? She’ll see the same thing everyone else sees when they look in my eyes… nothing, a monster, a killer.

For the first time in ten years, the thought disturbs me.

killer preorder now

Ten years ago, their lives shattered to pieces…

And he’s the KILLER that has to live with it.

 

Two people. One incident.

Interwoven between two damaged souls in ways they don’t understand.

#DarkRomance #Fighter

 

PRE-ORDER NOW

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1pzIVhn

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1QHdJ8O

iBooks:  http://apple.co/1UDgxH5

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1UVTCHf

 

Enter to win a Kindle Fire here: http://bit.ly/21Lr7xK

 

RELEASE DATE: March 15th

killer heather leigh

Blurb

Ten years ago, their lives shattered to pieces…

And he’s the KILLER that has to live with it.

 

Two people. One incident. Interwoven between two damaged souls in ways they don’t understand.

 

But now, they must fight the same war–a past that wrecked them both–destroyed the two people they used to be. With a hurricane of love, hate, anger, fury, and fear, can two broken lives find a way to let it all go for a chance at happiness?

 

About the Author:

Heather C Leigh

heather c leigh bio

Heather C. Leigh is the author of the Amazon best selling Famous series. She likes to write about the ‘dark’ side of fame. The part that the public doesn’t get to see, how difficult it is to live in a fishbowl and how that affects relationships.

Heather was born and raised in New England and currently lives outside Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 kids, and French Bulldog, Shelby.

She loves the Red Sox, the Patriots, and anything chocolate (but not white chocolate, everyone knows it’s not real chocolate so it doesn’t count) and has left explicit instructions in her will to have her ashes snuck into Fenway Park and sneakily sprinkled all over while her family enjoys beer, hot dogs, and a wicked good time.

 

Stalk Her: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

 

THANK YOU!

MM March Madness – MARCH 10 – Alyson Raynes

03-10 - Alyson Raynes

MM MARCH MADNESS!!

March 10

Twinsie Talk is proud to present the 3rd Annual MM March Madness – a month to focus on the M/M, F/F, M/M/F, M/F/M authors. We love these books and want to share it with the rest of the world. Each day we will post an interview. We will also include any reviews that we have done on these books as well as links to the books.

Our hope is that you will love this genre as much as we do! <3

Today is devoted to Alyson Raynes

author bio

Alyson enjoys bringing characters to life and has been writing since she was a little girl. Her first published book was in elementary school where it was put on display in the library for others to read. Alyson’s love for books is what compels her to write and create new worlds of her own for others to enjoy. A Colorado native, Alyson loves to travel. She has visited Ireland, Mexico and most of the United States. Her favorite vacation hideaway is Hawaii. She has a love for the ocean and enjoys swimming with sea turtles in the wild. Alyson is a former accountant who has traded in her abacus for a full-time writing career. She enjoys writing everything from erotica to suspense thrillers. Deception is the first book in the The Fixer Series which is both an erotic romance and suspense thriller. She has been happily married for twenty-three years to her high school sweetheart and is the proud mother of two. Her love of quilting keeps her busy in the winter months when she isn’t writing. Alyson’s favorite past time is spending time with her family, watching football and laughing together.

Tell us about something about you (not included in your normal author bio) that maybe not everyone knows about you.

Once upon a time I trained for a figure competition. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

There’s been a trend in writing a series. How do you feel about series? Do you write them? Do you think they are easier or harder?

The first book I ever wrote became part of a series. So yes, I do write them. I find them to be quite difficult to write because you have to keep all of the characters, story plot and timelines in mind at all times. I actually prefer them, because my mind tends to wander and dream up new things in between series books.

Where do you do most of your writing?

I do most of my writing at my dining room table. I have an office, but I just find that I’m not very creative in that room, unless I’m working on my New Adult story. For some reason, those characters come to life in my office.

What are you currently reading? Any suggestions for your favorite books (beside your own, of course)?

I am currently reading Beck by Harper Sloan. I’m only about a quarter way through, but so far, I’m really enjoying it. Favorite books? Oh…there are so many! The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day, anything written by Shayla Black, Kathryn Kelly has become a favorite of mine. I loved her Phoenix Rising Rock Band Series. You should check it out! It’s awesome!

Do you feel that this genre is growing? And what do you contribute to that growth or decline?

I’m not really sure. Triztan is the first book that I’ve written that is centered around M/M, F/F, F/M/F issues. I think people are curious about it, but are still afraid to explore what seems to be a taboo area. I for one enjoyed the hell writing Triztan’s story and going along on his sexual adventures.

What is the most surprising thing you have learned about writing?

How incredibly hard, time consuming and emotionally exhausting it can be.

What are you working on now?

Malicious Beauty – Psychological Thriller https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25086374-malicious-beauty They say you’re only as sick as your secrets. That the past will haunt you no matter how hard you try to outrun or bury it. Whomever said that, never met me. I’m the sweet girl that lives next door, the one that babysits your children while you and your husband go out for date night. The girl that was captain of her cheer team, the one who dated the star football player, and the one you would never suspect to keep the secrets that I do buried deep in my soul. I’m a sweetheart, a bitch, a complete psychopath. Welcome to my world, where nothing is what it seems and everything is exactly as it should be. Confused yet? You should be. I will mind fuck you first and then kill you later. Enjoy the ride. Kiss of Summer- New Adult https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22584154-kiss-of-summer Jesse Austin has led a troubled life. Abandoned by his parents at a young age, caused him to run with the wrong crowd and find trouble with the law. Summer Jacobs just graduated from high school and is preparing for her freshman year of college. Needing a break from everyday life, she decides to visit her grandfather’s ranch in hopes of finding peace before living on her own. For Summer, it’s the trip of a lifetime, but for Jesse, it’s a painful reminder of the past. Will they come to love one another, or will they be torn apart by Jesse’s checkered past?

What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?

Go out to dinner, then come home and watch mindless TV with my husband. I’m really not that exciting.

Tell us about the highest HIGH and lowest LOW in your career so far. How has it changed you?

The highest was when I was able to write consistently without any outside distractions. Meaning, I wasn’t working full-time and my mother-in-law wasn’t dying from cancer. I would say the lowest has been this past year. Depression took hold of me and I really didn’t have it in me to sit and write every day like I normally do. So it’s kind of like re-inventing yourself all over again when you decide to take time away for yourself. And everything changes. The market, social media, etc. The only thing you truly have left are those who are avid fans from the beginning that will still be by your side encouraging you to keep going. I thank God for them everyday.

social links

Website:  Facebook: Twitter:  Pinterest:  Instagram:  Goodreads:  Amazon: Tsu: http://www.tsu.co/AlysonRaynes

AMAZON facebookpinterestwebsite goodreadstwitter (1)instagram

 

buy links

AMAZON (1)    barnes and noble

 

reviews

angies-review

I beta read this book for the author for an honest review.
Raise your hand if you read The Fixer Series? MEEE TOO!! Who fell in love with Mr. Tall Dark Russian Hottie with a player mentality??? MEEEE TOO!! Who couldn’t WAIT to read this book and kept yelling at Alyson to “get it out already??” MEEE TOOO!!!! Hrm, I am guessing we are best friend then?? LOL

I met and fell in total love with Tristan in Dylan’s books. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Dylan BUT something about the mysterious Russian got me raising an eye brow. Now you don’t necessarily need to READ Dylan’s books but it might help you understand stuff a bit better if you do. Ok so in this book we get Tristan’s back story with his High School hottie Anya….UHM WOWZERS can you believe what his 18th birthday pressie was??? Oh you don’t know *Snickers* you better read it then!! Anya wants more but come one…Tristan is into playing the field. He ends up causing her a lot of tears and heartache but the big shocker comes when he goes home to visit…..WOW…BOMB + Dropped = WTF moment!!
Tristan does seem to grow up a bit but when he meets Steph aka Sparkles EVERYTHING changes for him and for the better. He finally realizes true love which scared the CRAP outta him. I mean the man is a dedicated and proud Man-Whore soooo the thought of getting married…YIKES!!! I love that Steph is so strong but can be so vulnerable with Tristan. They have a hawt chemistry!! Tristan’s makes sure that Steph gets ALLLLLL of her dreams to come true!! *fans self*
The end of the book I voice messaged Alyson and may have screamed a lot of not nice things. I may have even threatened her bodily harm ANNND I may have told her we are no longer Besties!! LOL Are you interested in WHY??? Well then I think you need to buy the dang book already!!!

giveaway

Enter the giveaway!! You could win a Kindle from the Twinsies or one of the great prizes donated by our featured authors during the MM March Madness Celebration!!

Alyson Raynes has donated 5 – Kindle ebook copies of Triztan US and International (Must have Kindle email address)

Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A big THANK YOU to all of the authors participating in our month long celebration!! We appreciate all that you do!!! MUAH!!

Much Love from the Twinsies!!! Angie, Brenda, Deb, Kelly, Kristi, Jen, Jo, and Melinda!!!

muah