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#WOTRAttendingAuthor #Standalone The Thorns on His Rose- Marie Piper



A spicy Christmas novella.

Ohio. December, 1860.

Sheriff Charlie Calcut can count on two things every Christmas: his Mother feeding him until his pants don’t fit, and endless teasing about his bachelorhood. Not this year. To appease his mother, he wrote letters home crafting a fake fiancee. But now he’s expected to bring a real live woman home for Christmas, and the only one he can trust with this crazy plan is pants-wearing, hard-living Rose Hawthorne, better known as Thorny Rose.

There’s a war coming, and Rose means to be long gone on the way to Oregon before it reaches Ohio. So she can’t resist Charlie’s offer to help her on her way, and to have one last holiday full of home cooking and a loving family–even if it’s not her own.

Christmas festivities and cold nights pull them together with a passion neither expected, but is that enough to build a life upon? And when the whole world is going dark, can love be the light?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36592010-the-thorns-on-his-rose

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Thorns-His-Rose-Marie-Piper-ebook/dp/B0771PKL1T/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=The+thorns+on+his+rose&qid=1556754699&s=gateway&sr=8-2

Very cute love story of Charlie and Rose who have known each other forever. Roses a tomboy you like to be alone and then not want anybody not even a man telling her what to do. Charlie was a local sheriff who needed someone to pretend to be his wife to go home for Christmas. Well lucky for Rose she got to be that girl, and not only did she agree to it but she got more than she ever thought she could bargained for.

Review by Twinsie Dee

MARIE PIPER is a graduate of Michigan State University, a former actor/director, and a lover of stories.

The full-length steamy Western trilogy, FIRES OF CRICKET BEND, and the gothic dime store serial, MAIDENS & MONSTERS, are available now. Marie’s short pieces are featured in a variety of anthologies. Marie lives in Chicago, where she goes on lots on adventures with her zany family, reads everything she can get her hands on, loves visiting all the museums Chicago has to offer.

#TwiniseDeeFavorite #YAThriller The Lost- by Natasha Preston

In the small town of Aurora, teens go missing all the time. But when one of Piper and Hazel’s classmates disappears, they become determined to find out the truth of what happened to her.

While investigating, they meet three handsome and rich grad students…who kidnap them. The girls are taken to a building in the middle of a privately-owned forest. The building isn’t just designed to keep them locked away—every room is a test in survival. And Piper and Hazel won’t give up without a fight.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42366189-the-lost

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Natasha-Preston/dp/1492652261/ref=sr_1_1?crid=PQ0RL6MYFI71&keywords=natasha+preston+books&qid=1555599932&s=gateway&sprefix=Natasha+%2Caps%2C895&sr=8-1

Five stars are just not enough to rate this book. When teenagers are going missing in this little town and not many people have much to say about it just that they are runaways, teenagers Piper and Hazel take matters into their own hands to see if all the criminal shows they watch can actually help them local these missing teens. Well one thing they never thought of was what they would do if something happened to them. This wild ride with twist and turns will keep you on your toes. Natasha is a wonderful mastermind who does a wonderful job at never letting know what’s going to happen next.

Review by Twinsie Dee

UK native Natasha Preston grew up in small villages and towns. She enjoys writing contemporary romance, gritty Young Adult thrillers and, of course, the occasional serial killer.

#wotr19 #AttendingAuthor #mmromance Football Sundae by Daryl Banner



Tanner, the hunky college football star, is home for the summer. Billy, the budding dessert chef, is about to have his hot-fudge-glazed world flipped upside-down. Get ready for the “sweetest” romance you’ve ever tasted.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33955848-football-sundae

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Football-Sundae-Daryl-Banner-ebook/dp/B01N6YSD1J/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1RZESZVCW7YDV&keywords=daryl+banner&qid=1554482936&s=gateway&sprefix=Daryl+%2Caps%2C173&sr=8-1

Oh my this book is amazing. Let me tell you this was the first m/m book I have ever read and if you haven’t read one either let this one be you first. It had me laughing so hard, smiling even harder and made me fall head over heals for Billy and Tanner.

Review by Twinsie Dee

 

Daryl Banner is an author and composer who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston Honors College with a degree in both Theatre and Psychology. During his time in college, he wrote, composed, and produced a musical under Tony Award-winning musical and Theatre producer Stuart Ostrow, as well as two original plays produced under the mentorship of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson, who also mentored Daryl through the writing of his very first novel. 

In addition to new adult and M/M romance, Daryl also writes post-apocalyptic fantasy as well as dystopian. He is most inspired by the smart and unlikely hero, but urges you (the reader) not to fall in love with them; they may deceive you with their innocence.

 

#AttendingAuthor #WOTR19 #SeriesStarter Forever Kinda Love-Clara Stone


The day Carrigan lost her mother, she gained a new best friend. But she never expected the charming boy-next-door from the wealthy family to become anything other than her confidant and strength. Ten years later, Heath’s become exactly that—more.

But Ace can’t give in to her secret crush, can’t let herself feel what it’s like to be loved by him in return. Not when her entire future is at risk. Not when she houses an unexpected, deadly secret that could destroy it all.

The thing is, Heath Lovelly isn’t one to be kept in the dark. And shouldn’t you live life to the fullest, even as that life runs out?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43603271-forever-kinda-love?ac=1&from_search=true

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Forever-Kinda-Love-Interconnected-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B00MPVIJE6/ref=sr_1_4?crid=2QBBIZMMEYW7R&keywords=clara+stone&qid=1554425813&s=gateway&sprefix=Clara+stone%2Caps%2C173&sr=8-4

When your 8 years old you never figured you will find your best friend in a hospital the day that tragedy struck her life. For Ace and Heath that is what happens fate brought them together and from that point on they were best friends, but when Heath released that his feelings for Ace are more then just as friends that when his life gets a litter more tricky. This is an amazing story of how fate will bring two people together and give them a hell of a ride.

Review by Twinsie Dee

 

Clara Stone writes YA/NA Contemporary Romance and Paranormal Romance stories and is a complete sucker for sweet, memorable kisses. She strongly believes that true love conquers EVERYTHING, along with a tub of Ice cream! 

When she isn’t reading or writing or dancing, much to the embarrassment of her husband and two kids, she’s probably watching Supernatural and The Walking Dead. So, if she sounds like your cup of syrup to your pancakes (or waffles… no favorites here), then give her a “Follow” to any number of social media kingdoms she’s built and stay updated of her upcoming releases, book sales, and book recommendations! 

 

#wotr19 #attendingauthor #novella -The Bakery by T.M. Cromer

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Addie Jones was a woman with a plan. Or at least she had been until the manager she’d hired for her bakery embezzled all her funds and absconded to parts unknown. Now she’s facing ruin and her number one enemy, Math. With only a few short months left to turn her finances around, she needs to find a new slogan to live by. Her current catchphrase “Don’t make me math” simply won’t do. 

Vaughn McAdams agreed to do a solid for his cousin and help her bestie recover from her recent financial losses. He hadn’t counted on Fate smacking him upside the head with a rolling pin, or the zany baker who now calls herself his boss. Her inability to balance a checkbook has him almost as frustrated as her insistence on keeping their relationship strictly professional. 

Whenever they’re together, things start heating up, and it isn’t just the bakery ovens. Can Vaughn convince Addie there’s more to life than candies, cupcakes, and crumpets?

The Bakery is book one in the Stonebrooke Holidays Novella Set.
 
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42512573-the-bakery
 
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Bakery-Stonebrooke-Holidays-Book-ebook/dp/B01MY0DQKE/ref=sr_1_10?crid=1YACMPT6UF009&keywords=tm+cromer&qid=1554859339&s=gateway&sprefix=Tm+cro%2Caps%2C182&sr=8-10

A millionaire walks into a bakery and asks for a job. What? But you read that write but Vaughn had his eyes set on more then just a job but the cute baker Addie. When secrets, heartbreak, and of all things Math get involved one can only imagine what can go wrong.
Review by Twinsie Dee          
T.M. Cromer loves to craft wildly entertaining stories designed to keep you glued to your seat, turning the pages to find out what the heck happens next. She specializes in kickass heroines and the men who adore them. Genres she has tackled include contemporary, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance. 

While originally from New Jersey, T.M. spent most of her growing up years in a small beach town located in northeast Florida. Currently, you can find her hunched over her keyboard in a small town in central Illinois. When she isn't writing, she's at the beck and call of her fuzzy soulmate, Tinkerbell. 

#wotr19 #attendingauthor #seriesstarter #MelanieJames – Accidental Leigh by Melanie James

How does a girl become a witch? By accident, of course!

Leigh Epstein is a grief stricken and lonely elementary school teacher that is devastated by the brutal and unexpected death of her true love at the hands of a careless writer. She overcomes her grief by taking matters in her own hands and takes up a little romance writing to resurrect her vampire-werewolf book-boyfriend. Leigh gets more than she bargained for when she discovers that every steamy erotic scene she creates is magically reenacted by her family, friends and coworkers.

In her hilarious first diary, Leigh unwittingly sets her parents up for a weekend dinner party that they will never forget. She has two weeks to find out what her new found magic is capable of. Can she prevent a wild erotic encounter that could devastate her sweet parent’s marriage? What and who else will get caught up in her magic spells?

Read a story so witchingly fun, that you won’t be able to put it down and you will be eagerly awaiting the rest of the Literal Leigh Romance Diaries!

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22012863-accidental-leigh

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KY7EAG4/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb

This book was down right hilarious when Leigh makes a decision that on summer break from her teaching job she was going to write a book after her favorite author kills off her beloved book boyfriend she decided to take it into her own hands and figures it can’t be that hard to write a book, so she needed to get her a writing desk small enough to fit in her tiny apartment.Seeing a local ad about a desk that is FREE Leigh jumped all over it and went straight to the address listed to pick up her new desk,but little does she know that it’s more then a desk.  But this very desk has a history of its own and will send what she believes are just stories that she made up and bring them to her real life, so when her family and friends get involved she can’t help but try to help them out,  but then things get turned upside down pretty quickly.

Review by Twinsie Dee

 

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, Melanie James spent 14 years as an IT systems administrator before tiring of the hustle and bustle of the technology world. She’s doing what she loves, by writing paranormal comedy, steamy paranormal, and contemporary romance books. Melanie has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Leadership and Development, with a minor in Women’s Studies. She is working on her Master’s Degree in Adult Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. 

Melanie is married to a wonderful man who supports her dreams and goals. She has two children, three step-children, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and an adorable grand-baby. 

 

#TwinsieDeeFavorite #StandAlone – Dark Designs by Stefanie Spangler


 

Twins Ivy and Violet Grant are opposites. Ivy, a hot-tempered redhead, couldn’t wait to get off the farm and see the world. Violet, a quiet brunette, was content to stay home and help their grandmother with the family business. The one thing they have in common is their magic.

Charlie Logan’s sinister obsession with Ivy Grant has ruled his life. When he discovers a book of dark magic during a burglary, he decides to return to Oak Hill and use his newfound power to gain control over Ivy.

Ivy and Violet, with help from their grandmother, need to practice their magic to overcome the evil seeping into their lives. A battle is coming, and Ivy’s life is not the only one at stake.

Goodreads  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35005387-dark-designs

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Designs-Stefanie-Spangler-ebook/dp/B07123MWW7/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=Stefanie+Spangler&qid=1553556030&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

Ivy and Violet Grant are just your normal twins, they live with their grandparents on the family farm in a small town, and they are witches. Well almost normal, after having something terrifying about happen to her once all grown up Ivy left for college while Violet stayed and help out on the farm. Now with college over Ivy has moved back to the farm and is trying to get back to her small town life. But when at the farmers market helping her sister Ivy is brought face to face with the monster her grandpa ran outta town all those years ago. Did he come back just for her? How does he have the entire town fooled. This mystery, thriller story is suspenseful and will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very end.

Review by Twinsie Dee

 

Stefanie Spangler has always loved books and reading, and one day, she decided to write a book of her own.

Stefanie lives in central Illinois with her husband and daughters. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s usually editing someone else’s book. But she also enjoys gardening, knitting, and forcing others to read her favorite books.