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MM March Madness – MARCH 12 – Cambria Hebert

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March 12

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Today is devoted to Cambria Hebert

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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

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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.

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#CoverReveal – Hearts in Florence by AM Willard

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Coming March 22, 2016

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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

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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…

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“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?

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#WOTR #NewRelease #Review- Shadows of Deception (The Shadows Trilogy #2) by Amy Hale @AuthorAmyHale

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Shadows of Deception (The Shadows Trilogy #2)

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With the head of The Curators removed from power, a new leader has stepped in and relocated those imprisoned within its grasp. They will stop at nothing to get what they want, and they still want Jane and the power her gifts can bring them.

Jane and Colt’s next mission is to free the gifted, but this may be their toughest challenge yet. To win this war, they will put everything on the line. Even with the help of friends, what lies ahead will be difficult. Can Jane and Colt salvage their relationship while making personal sacrifices at the same time?

Book two in The Shadows Trilogy continues the story of Jane and Colt as they embark on a wild ride of raw emotions, danger, and determination in the face of overwhelming adversity.

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EPP The drama from book 1 jumps right back in when we start book2.  Colt and Jane are looking for answers to where the bad guys are and where the children are they stole.  When Jane is about at her last bit of hope we discover Jeremy.  The three tag team up and with the help of their favorite doctor try to figure out some new clues. When someone comes and harms the doctor, they all finally decide their choice of action.  Colt’s brother joins up to figure out and help Jane.

As the group start to travel, they soon discover more of Jane’s old friends.  I personally loved Rachel and how she dealt with Brett’s insta -ove…..She cracked me up threatening him when he give her donuts for breakfast…..I really enjoyed this rag tag team of misfits or even a bit of an X-Men vibe that this group puts off.  Learning the skills and secret abilities each had was really cool as well.  A lot of this story is the team learning to work together, building trusting relationships for the final showdown in book 3 and dealing with a traitor in their camp………BOO HISS!!!  I won’t even get start on Jane and her terrible visions that she is having L

I enjoyed Colt and Jane’s continued relationship.  They are still very connected and they can read each other very well which comes in very handy in the situation they are in.  I laughed a few timed at how everyone perceived Colt as an OLD MAN or the “get a room” type comments the other kids would make to his and Jane’s goo goo eyes.

about the author

Amy Hale is a best selling author, mother, and wife living in Illinois. Her husband and kids are the center of her universe, although her cat believes otherwise. She also loves reading, music, and photography.

Amy started her writing career in 2003 with non-fiction and educational pieces, but decided to take the leap to fiction in 2014. Her whiteboard is full of crazy ideas and she’s always plotting new projects. She’s a hopeless romantic and adores all the various ways a love story can be told. Amy also loves mystery, humor, suspense, and other action filled stories, so her goal is to blend the action with romance and keep you on your toes. Learn more at authoramyhale.com

MM March Madness – MARCH 11 – Amie Nicole Walker

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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#WOTR #Review – Shadows of Jane, The Shadow Trilogy Book #1 by Amy Hale

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Shadows of Jane (The Shadows Trilogy, #1)

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Colt Henderson is a man who lives for the moment. His past has taught him that life is unpredictable and often disappointing. A confirmed bachelor, he believes that love only exists in fairy tales.

She’s lost, scared, and can’t remember a thing about her past or her identity. She senses all is not as it should be, but without her memory, how does she know what to fear and what to trust? Because of her status as a Jane Doe, she names herself Jane and works to put her life back together. In the process she learns that she possesses unique abilities that certain people will kill for.

Fate throws Colt and Jane together, but they both have a lot to learn about forgiveness and acceptance. Colt’s determination and Jane’s remarkable gifts will send them on a journey they never expected. To survive they will need each other, but sometimes facts are scarier than fiction, and the truth is better left unknown.

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I love Paranormal and UF. They are kind of a go to genre when I am looking for something to read.  I liked this story because we, the reader, don’t really know what Jane is.  Jane’s abilities are told to us slowly throughout the novel but we don’t know WHAT she is.

Colt is a regular guy hanging at this cabin when Jane stumbles in and passes out.  He takes her to the hospital and is instantly drawn to this red headed beauty.  He doesn’t know anything about her but he can’t stay away.

Jane, named for being a Jane Doe, is trying to figure out her new world.  She only knows Colt and is drawn to him and the peace she feels with him but does he feel the same?    The couple begin to navigate their emotional attachments while also trying to protect Jane’s abilities from the small town gossip. When Jane’s dad shows up, Colt and Jane have to figure out what to do and where to go.

What I really liked about Colt was his “gentleman” manners.  He knows he is a player and doesn’t want to hurt Jane but when she is full steam ahead, so is he.  I also love how he calls her on her running.  She says it’s for the best but he is willing to face the bad side of her abilities where she is too afraid of what it may do to him.  He is the perfect Alpha looking to protect his love.  Jane is a great innocent woman who wants to help everyone but tends to hurt the ones she loves and who loves her with trying to be unselfish.

I am really looking forward to reading book 2 because I want to know more about Jane and her “abilities”.

about the author

Amy Hale is a best selling author, mother, and wife living in Illinois. Her husband and kids are the center of her universe, although her cat believes otherwise. She also loves reading, music, and photography.

Amy started her writing career in 2003 with non-fiction and educational pieces, but decided to take the leap to fiction in 2014. Her whiteboard is full of crazy ideas and she’s always plotting new projects. She’s a hopeless romantic and adores all the various ways a love story can be told. Amy also loves mystery, humor, suspense, and other action filled stories, so her goal is to blend the action with romance and keep you on your toes. Learn more at authoramyhale.com

 

MM March Madness – MARCH 10 – Alyson Raynes

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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

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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.

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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!!!

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#NewRelease #TwinsieFavSeries- Lost, Allure #3 by Alyssa Rose Ivy

 

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When all that you love is left behind, you are lost…

Owen is devastated. He was willing to give up everything for Daisy, but she refused. He wants to believe there is a way to bring her back, even if it means getting help from the unlikeliest of sources.

Daisy is numb. She has lost any ability to feel human emotion. Her dreams are her only escape from her dull existence, and even those are fading.

Owen and Daisy are both lost, and only their love for each other will bring them back together.

Haven’t started reading The Allure Chronicles yet? The prequel novella Seduction’s Kiss is FREE and Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1) is on sale for 99¢!

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Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:

1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire’s nest mates
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero

Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.

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There’s danger in the beauty…

Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That’s how long it had been since I’d seen my winged hero— not that I’d been counting. I’d suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn’t crazy and knew he didn’t exist.

But he did. And I was done waiting.

Days after college graduation I headed back down to New Orleans to retrace my steps and find Owen again only to find my life was about to get even crazier… thanks to the most beautiful and dangerous of all paranormal creatures, the Allures.

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Alyssa Rose Ivy is the bestselling author of more than twenty-five novels with over half a million books sold worldwide. She loves to weave stories with romance and humor, and she is best known for writing about college boys with wings and skinny dipping. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

#ReleaseBlitz – Kincaid, Cerberus MC #1 by Marie James

 

 

Title: Kincaid
Series: Cerberus MC #1
Author: Marie James
Genre: Romance/Contemporary/MC
 Release Date: March 10, 2016

 

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I am Emmalyn Mikaelson.My husband, in a rage, hit me in front of the wrong person. Diego, or Kincaid to most, beat the hell out of him for it. I left with Diego anyway. Even though he could turn on me just like my husband did, I knew I had a better chance of survival with Diego. That was until I realized Kincaid could hurt me so much worse than my husband ever could. Physical pain pales in comparison to troubles of the heart.

I am Diego “Kincaid” Anderson.

She was a waitress at a bar in a bad situation. I brought her to my clubhouse because I knew her husband would kill her if I didn’t. Now she has my protection and that of the Cerberus MC. I never expected her to become something more to me. I was in more trouble than I’ve ever been in before, and that’s saying a lot considering I served eight years in the Marine Corp with Special Forces.

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“Since you kissed and made up does that mean I get to stay at the clubhouse tonight?” I turn my attention from Em as she flits around the bar like she’s worked here her entire life, and look at Kid, who has a hopeful look on his face.

“I hate to burst your bubble, but so long as she’s at Doc’s, that’s where you will be.” He sighs, loudly. “What?”

“I just figured since you guys,” he does this weird side pump with his hand at his waist, “you know… I figured you’d be staying there with her.”

“I told you we took a nap.” I tilt my already warm beer to my lips and take a sip.

“Really? I thought that was code for getting laid or something.” Shadow laughs boisterously beside him.

Slapping Kid on the back, “Sorry Kid, if the Prez isn’t getting pussy, it looks like you’re not getting pussy either.”

I grin when Kid’s face falls and realizes that what Shadow just said is a pretty accurate analysis of the situation.

“If you’re having trouble sealing the deal, Prez, I can give you a few pointers.” The scrape of Shadow’s chair as he moves away from Kid makes my lip twitch in an almost smile.

Shadow’s reaction would be fitting almost any time one of the guys made some dumb ass remark about me not being able to handle any type of situation. Kid is lucky I was able to wrap my arms around Emmalyn for a few hours this afternoon, or his ass would be laid out on the nasty bar floor by now.

“First off,” I say putting my beer down on the table, “I don’t need any pointers from you.” I tap his chest with my finger. “Second, if Em was just some other piece of pussy to me, I’d have already had my one and done.” I lean in closer, so he knows how serious I am. “You don’t need to worry about my dick and what it’s doing or not doing with Emmalyn.”

He reaches up and rubs his chest where my finger hit it. “I’m not worried about your dick, Prez. I’m worried about mine.”

Shadow laughs again, and I can’t help but join in at the wimpy sound of Kid’s admission.

I hit the side button on my phone to check the time. “You have three hours until I take her home. If you need to get your dick wet, you better do it in a hurry. I expect you back at Doc’s no later than one-thirty.”

He jumps with an ear to ear grin, slaps me on the back, and whistles loudly to a blonde across the room. I watch as she downs her drink, grabs her purse, and heads to the front door.“Thanks, Dad,” Kid whispers in my ear as he heads in the direction of his all-too-willing conquest of the night.

 

 

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Marie James: I’m a full-time, working mother of two boys and wife of 11 years. I’ve spent almost my entire lifetime living in central Texas, with only short stays in South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida. I’ve always wanted to write novels and just recently had the gumption to sit down and start one. My passions include reading everything under the sun and plotting out new books to write in the future.Kincaid is my 7th book. I’ve also written the Hale Series, Love ME Like That, and a FanFiction named Psychosis, featuring up and coming cover model, Matthew Hosea, as the main character. This book was done for fun and all of the proceeds are going to charity. All of my books are currently available on Amazon.

My current work-in-progress is a TOP SECRET FanFiction.

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MM March Madness – MARCH 9 – E Llewellyn

03-09 - Elizabeth Llewellyn

MM MARCH MADNESS!!

March 9

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 E Llewellyn

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E. LLEWELLYN is an essayist, poet, and writer of literary criticism and fiction. She is the author of the epic multi-volume Hollywood-based rock ‘n roll series, SUICIDE RIDE, comprised thus far of THE PLATINUM MAN and THE FIX. The third volume, THE HIT, is coming soon. Further additions to the series will follow in 2016 and beyond.

Affectionately known to her fans as “Elle,” her next project will be a nonfiction memoir entitled I DON’T KNOW MY NAME: THE TRUE STORY OF L TODD PITTMAN AND CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE, dedicated to her late, beloved husband, a successful international business executive who succumbed on March 19, 2015 at the age of fifty-five to CJD, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Elle wishes to express her undying gratitude to the world-renowned experts at the National Prion Clinic in London, England; the National CJD Research and Surveillance Unit in Edinburgh, Scotland; and the incredible caregivers at the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham, Surrey, who nursed both Todd and Elle through his last days with saintly empathy and compassion.

Like AIDS before it, CJD is a little-known but devastating fatal illness for which no treatment is currently available, only palliative care. Classified as a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, it is essentially an accelerated form of early-onset dementia that too often claims its victims within mere weeks of diagnosis.

While working in Berlin, Germany, on January 7, 2015, Todd experienced a brief episode of short-term memory loss, initially misdiagnosed as “harmless” Transient Global Amnesia. By February 20th, his condition deteriorated so rapidly within a single day, he had to be abruptly hospitalized on an emergency basis. Yet the diagnosis of CJD was not officially confirmed by the aforementioned experts until March the 6th. By the 19th of the month, being unable to eat, drink, talk, or move, Todd passed peacefully to paradise while cradled in his wife’s arms. Nicknamed “Smiley” as a child, he died with a radiant, beatific, teeth-baring grin on his blissful face. As Elle often remarks, “He came in smiling, and went out smiling.”

I DON’T KNOW MY NAME: THE TRUE STORY OF L TODD PITTMAN AND CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE will tell his extraordinary tale, chronicle his amazing achievements, and educate the general public about this most horrendous of dementias. His loving wife hopes the book will make CJD the AIDS of our era and encourage charitable contributions to fund the research desperately needed to develop life-prolonging treatments and eventually uncover a cure. Until that blessed day, she aspires to comfort and support the families of other victims of this illness, who can do little but watch in helpless horror as their stricken loved ones lose first their memories, then their capacities to speak, move, and even swallow ~ invariably within weeks or sometimes days. Unlike Alzheimer’s patients, they do not long linger with us for us to nurture and cherish throughout their slow, pitiful decline. Tragically, they die rapidly but torturously of starvation and dehydration, plunging those they leave behind into a deep state of inconsolable grief and debilitating shock.

Although the odds of contracting CJD are roughly 1 per 1 million, when it does strike, it’s a California wildfire: it razes everything and everyone in its path. Todd truly WAS one in a million.

For more information, please google and visit the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation.

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

I’m an experienced writer with a varied background. Once upon a time, in another incarnation of my life, I was even a highly touted political pundit whose work was widely featured all over the web. I appeared on the nationally-syndicated Alan Colmes Show on Fox News Radio, and on KABC L.A.’s morning program hosted by Doug McIntyre, as well as on Al Rankin’s afternoon show.. My husband’s work then took us to Europe, where we lived for eight glorious years before he passed away, so unexpectedly and traumatically. I still enjoy punditry, and would like to get back into the game, every now and again, just for the pure hell of it!

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 do write them, POWERHOUSE ones! I love them, because not only do they give the reader real substance and “meat to chew on,” so speak: they give the reader something salivating and titillating to look forward to. The time between installments is negligible, really, when you consider how long we wait patiently yet impatiently for movie sequels. (Consider STAR WARS.) Book series are much like soap operas or television mini-series: you really get to know the characters and bond with them. They become parts of your soul, your internal family. For that reason, I actually consider them, in the main, to be more fully satisfying if not superior to stand-alones. My only cautionary warning in this regard is the following: the reader must learn to exercise patience, because all good things are well worth the wait!

Where do you do most of your writing?

In the privacy of my home, at my computer. I never, ever, write in public venues, in coffee shops or hangouts with WiFi. My work demands my all, and I can’t give it my all with other people and needless distractions around me to vie for my full and complete attention.I take my writing, which is intensely angst-ridden in the extreme, extremely seriously.Besides, in order to ensure my dialogue is realistic,I often act out the scenes and speak the characters’ words out loud. Can you imagine me doing that in Starbucks? I’d be hauled away in a str8jacket, in a New York minute!

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

Unfortunately, I’ve no time to read right now, because I’m still struggling to glue together the broken pieces of my life, without Todd. My favorite books are strange but brilliant ones, like the great mid-20th-century world literary classic, penned by the brilliant French lesbian Marguerite Yourcenar: THE MEMOIRS OF HADRIAN. In it, she muses, as Hadrian himself on his deathbed, about his life and contribution to the Roman Empire, as arguably the greatest of its five great Emperors. But of especial interest to M/M readers, its greatest focus is on his obsessive love for the beautiful young Antinous, his lover who drowned in the Nile in a mysterious incident that history has yet to resolve. The chapters where he mourns the loss of the beautiful boy he adored and even worshiped are unrivaled for their tender, realistic, heart-wrenching evocations of grief.

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

Oh, Lord, it’s only growing! The sky’s the limit! My contribution is decidedly in favor of that growth, because I believe my work to be truly groundbreaking. In fact, I intend it to be. I want readers of the M/M genre to understand; gay fiction doesn’t have to be pat and formulaic; it need not be confined to the more typical subsets of romance or BDSM or sci-fi, etc.It can, and does, come (as men and their genitals do) in all shapes and sizes! And that is as it should be. Until the genre ceases to be less a genre and just a part of the whole literary cannon, it won’t be fully mainstreamed or assimilated. And M/M needs to be right up there on the physical and cyber shelves with all the rest, like the Stephen Kings and the Danielle Steeles, and yes, even the Marguerite Yourcenars!

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

That no matter how good you think you are, no matter how accomplished you are at your craft, you can always, ALWAYS, learn new ways to be better! And even the tiniest tricks of the trade can greatly improve your writing style.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on the third, though not final, installment of my epic SUICIDE RIDE series, THE HIT. I hope to release it in early 2016. Here’s a synopsis/promo: Love is love … When you find it, you’re lucky—PERIOD. And when you lose it—when you destroy it by your own hand? Well, that’s a Hell all its own … Norman Dimond had it all: money, power, a life of leisure, and finally the man of his dreams. After moving heaven and earth, he was able, by degrees, to bring the obscenely beautiful but adamantly straight Johnny Gellis around. Just as they were starting to connect—really connect—things went haywire: Norman lost his head and flew into a rage, launching into one of his epic, smut-mouthed rants. Now it’s all over. Johnny’s gone, for good. Or is he? Can Norman win him back? “Outside his bedroom door, he froze. Missing his bed mate, he could not bear the THOUGHT of going back inside that keep without him. Just the image of curling up in that big bed alone without those broad shoulders to wrap his arms around was anathema.” ~ © E. Llewellyn, from SUICIDE RIDE: The Hit, coming in 2016. Curl up with Johnny and Norman. Start your journey down this twisted bi-erotic road with Book 1 of the SUICIDE RIDE series, THE PLATINUM MAN, followed by Book 2, THE FIX. #PrepareToTakeTheHit. #HitchYourRide and #GetYourFix. #OneClick this #MustRead #MM #rock #romance #series now. SUICIDE RIDE: The Platinum Man (Book 1) US Link: http://amzn.to/1fgZrGp UK Link: http://amzn.to/1erRHQZ SUICIDE RIDE: The Fix (Book 2) US Link: http://amzn.to/1eUsmUp UK Link: http://amzn.to/MLrC9x SUICIDE RIDE: The Hit (Book 3) Coming soon! PRAISE FOR SUICIDE RIDE “What is someone supposed to say when they’ve read the best of a genre? Somehow ‘OMG! I LOVED IT!’ feels paltry and weak in comparison to how rich the experience was for me as a reader … [SUICIDE RIDE] is fiction unleashed. It is lyrical madness. This? This is not a book. This is literature.” ~ Shandra Torbett​, Reviewer, This Redhead LOVES Books “PHENOMENAL! Like nothing I’ve ever read: gritty, raw, crude, crass, and in your face.” ~ Robyn Roze​, author of HELLKAT

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

Well, lately, even on Saturday nights, I’ve been working, struggling to rebuild my life and the tattered remnants of my formerly promising indie career. But given a choice, I’d dearly love to curl up on the couch with my departed husband and watch good movies the way we used to, with him so sweetly and tenderly rubbing my feet. Love you, Todd, always! <3 <3.

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

The highest high was seeing my work published for the first time. Debuting at number one or two on the Hot New Releases List in my category was also very exciting, at first. The lowest low was when the Trolls pounced. Actually, though, in time, it made little difference, for I could go no lower than on the day when my beloved husband passed away, all too prematurely, from CJD. THAT set everything in perspective. Now, I’m striving for equilibrium: I write my heart out and pour my whole Art and Soul into my work. Those who get it, get it; and those who don’t, don’.t And hey: my husband has taught me, even from beyond the oven, I can’t be anyone but ME, at my best and most authentic. I write Gay/Bi literature, not snappy, breezy romance. But that’s okay. That kind of writing has its place, too, in the marketplace, but one thing I do know: my writing stands apart, even alone, as I do, and it certainly differentiates me from the crowd, As a result, I have a truly original and authentic voice, love it or loath it!

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