#NewRElease #TwinsieForTheDayBecky – Controlling the Past by Anna Edwards @Anna__Edwards

Controlling The Past (Control Series Book 7)

It’s been over three decades since James and Sophie North’s parents saw their family savagely torn apart by the cruel actions of one malicious man. Both of them lost a vital piece of themselves that night so long ago. Pete was left a shadow of his former self, having failed to protect his only love. Miranda persevered for the sake of their children, but her grief remained.

Now, more than thirty years later, the child cruelly ripped from their arms has suddenly resurfaced—and all the love in the world may not be enough to reconcile their tragic pasts. For even as Pete and Miranda are still reeling from the knowledge of their newfound son, the powerful malevolence of their old enemy is already reaching out to destroy them again…this time from beyond the grave.

For the final time surrender to control.

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Review by Becky

Controlling the Past by Anna Edwards

I received a copy of the book for my honest review.

 Another home run!  In Controlling the Past, Anna provided all the background on James and Sophie’s parents, Pete and Miranda.  The heartache dished out to the North family began with Miranda’s father.  What a sorry piece of horse crap of a human being!! The heartache Pete and Miranda dealt with in losing their first born son and all the years they looked for him.  Miranda’s “mother” heart knew Ryan was still alive.  Miranda’s father actions and treatment of Ryan while growing up slammed Ryan’s heart closed to how much love Pete and Miranda had for the lost son.  Although Miranda’s father met his maker, that hatred drove Ryan to seek revenge.

Without giving too much away……Ryan was able to get close and be a trusted person in the North close circle. Nope…didn’t quite see that one coming. At a time that should have been full of happiness and cheer, Pete and Miranda’s vow renewal, they were dealt more obstacles.  The strong, power love in the North family for each other was finally able to break through the lies Ryan was told growing up.  The North’s were complete.

I loved the ending and how Amy closed the chapters for each of them with writing her book.  I look forward to reading Ryan’s story.

Ok, this is the bit where I have to sell myself. Why is it so much easier to write about sexy blokes! Anyway.

I am a British author, from the depths of the rural countryside near London. In a previous life, I was an Accountant from the age of twenty-one. I still do that on occasions, but most of my life is now spent intermingling writing while looking after my husband, two children and two cats (probably in the inverse order to the one listed!). When I have some spare time I can also be found writing poetry, baking cakes (and eating them), or behind a camera snapping like a mad paparazzi.

In 2015 I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. It was also around this time that I became one of the founding members of a dramatic/erotic/dark roleplaying group on Twitter. It was wildly popular with both English and American followers. The writing helped me to overcome my depression by giving me an outlet to channel my thoughts into and not sit around worrying all day about things that would never happen. I took over responsibility for management of the group and responsibility for the development of our storylines. As well as playing at least ten different characters in the group ranging from an innocent virgin, bloodthirsty assassin and even a male lover. The success of the role-play spurred me on to writing novels.

I have a love of travelling and like to bring this to my stories to give them the air of reality. Surrendered Control, my first book released in November 2016, combines two of my favourite travel destinations. India is where I lived for eighteen months with my husband and two children. My young son was only six months old when we travelled there. It was a fabulous time for us all and they learnt so much about the differing cultures, as well as, much to my husband’s chagrin, spending lots of money in the silk shops. The Control series will feature lots of international travel.

I have always been an avid reader. Mainly murder mystery in the past but with Beautiful Bastard I discovered a whole new set of novels and I haven’t looked back since. I like my heroes hot and hunky with a dirty mouth. My heroines demure but with spunk. And my books in a kick arse series.

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#WOTR19 #ThrowbackReview – A Home For Love (Homecoming Book 1) by Aly Grady

A Home For Love (Homecoming Book 1)

Having thrown in the towel where men are concerned, Charlotte Cavanuagh devotes her energy toward expanding her design business and finding a new place to live.

Despite his love of family, recent losses have left Luke Anderson with no desire to embark upon a new relationship, allowing him to give his contracting company his undivided attention.

But when Charlotte and Luke work together on a customer’s dream home, their budding friendship results in more sparks than either of them ever expected.

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

You know what they say? You find love when you aren’t looking. This book is precisely what the old adage is saying.

Charlotte was NOT looking for love.  After coming home and finding her husband screwing his secretary, Charlotte said DONZO!!  She ignored Grants MANY attempts at reconciliation because in her heart she knew they weren’t really in love but just a great working team who happened to marry. Luke was all about the pride of his work.  He was working and not really looking for anything or one when Charlotte walks into his life by accident.

The couple end up spending some time together and soon the sparks are flying.  As we are seeing the couple start to form attachments and figure out what is going on, there are some weird things happening and causing trouble for the new couple.

The story of the house the Charlotte buys….my heart….so sweet.  I loved the description of the house and what we discover from Luke about the house.

The story is a sweet read and one readers who are looking for characters who are mature and not a 20 something.

 

Aly Grady is New England born but for more than ten years has enjoyed living and raising her children in the Indianapolis area. She has firsthand knowledge of the racing industry because she is a racing widow. Aly enjoys trying to keep up with her two children and their busy lives, reading books by her favorite authors, watching IndyCar racing to look for her husband and traveling. “If you can read all those romance books you should be able to write one.” Aly took that challenge by her husband and ran with it to create The Racer’s Widow.

 

#REVIEW – The Glue (Taboo Treat) by K Webster

From USA Today Bestselling Author K Webster, comes a new MMF standalone novel!

I’m a fixer. A lover. Always searching for the right fit. And I come up empty every time.

My desires are unusual.
I don’t feel whole until I’m in the middle, holding it all together.
Which makes having a romantic relationship really difficult.

Until them. Two people. An unraveling marriage. Love on the rocks. And they want me. To put them back together again.

Problem is, once they’re fixed, where does that leave me? I sure as hell hope I stick like glue.

***This story is MMF.***

Twinsie Jo’s Review

This book is short but steamy. So passionate and everything you could want in a romance. Although I wanted more because who wouldn’t from this threesome? The author, wrapped it up nicely in a pretty little naughty bow.

With a broken marriage and a guy who’s looking for someone, anything, the three of them work perfectly together. Sparks, lust and more, it’s the perfect amount of chemistry and I couldn’t ask for better.

Although, I could always ask for more, I’ll just continue reading the other little treats that this author puts out.

#WOTR19 #CharityEvent #AuthorSigning #TicketsLive – Writers on the River

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#WOTR19 #RH #Contemporary #WhyChoose #Review – Refusing Kendall (White Trash Trilogy #2) by Brandy Slaven

Refusing Kendall (White Trash Trilogy, #2)

Kendall and her quad are moving on to the next chapter of their life. They now face the demanding schedules of going to seperate colleges and the boys’ new football stardom.
When circumstances and doubt threaten the relationship the five of them have built, it will become Kendall’s responsiblility to hold them together. But what happens when her past comes back to haunt her? Rejoin Kendall’s world in this next installment of the White Trash Trilogy.

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I received this book from a friend.

WHAT!!  This book has so much going on with so many twists and turns. #Anxiety #Stress #MakeUpSex

So our girl, Kendall has gone off to college with her Quad of boys, Mav, T, Goose and Lucas.  They all rent a house but due to football, they must live in the dorms.  Kendall is surviving in a haunted house all by herself. She is so funny with talking to a perceived ghost in her house but it seems maybe a ghost it isn’t buutttt something much worse………….*Que ominous music*

The Quad and Kendall seem to be in a good place until someone starts to stalk our girl and her Quad.  We start to have a little bit of anxiety for our new family.  We see them connecting but we also start to see some stress in the family bond.  One of the guys gets hurt in a game and his past comes to haunt him plus one of the guys maybe, possibly strays from Kendall *Gasp* Say it isn’t so….we start to see doubt and hurt creeping into our hearts.  Dude I was just as sad as Kendall!!    But God love her for never giving up on her guys or their family.

The twists and turns are SPECTACULAR I this book.  I would also like to add that the “Loving” scenes are also SPECTACULAR in this book *wink wink* but the end of the story when some bad things happen to our girl…….my heart was on the floor.  The guys really rally to help her and fix this family and holy shit do they ever find the perfect way to fix everything!!!

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

 

#COVERREVEAL – Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology

☆Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology☆

 
Release date – January 8th
 
Pre-order now for only 99 cents ~ books2read.com/wantedanthology
 
=Blurb=
 
Get ready to go for a thrill ride with 20 dangerous bad boys who live on the wrong side of the law!
 
In this anthology, you’ll get 20 never before released stories about bikers, gangsters, and vigilantes from 20 of your favorite New York Times and Amazon bestselling authors!
 
Being bad has never felt so good because 100% of the proceeds from this set will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
 
Authors include: Rachel Lyn Adams – Kim Bailey – Sybil Bartel – Laramie Briscoe – Marissa Dobson – Geri Glenn – Lane Hart – Amanda Heartley – Marie James – Keri Lake – Daphne Loveling – Liberty Parker – SH Richardson – Roxy Sinclaire – Angela Snyder – Winter Travers – Erin Trejo – J.M. Walker – D.B. West – Trisha Wolfe
 

#WOTR19 #Review – Tyson (Arial Kimber Novella 4.5) by Mary Martel

Tyson: An Ariel Kimber Novella

Tyson is 4.5 in the Ariel Kimber Series.

Tyson Alexander is a long time member of a coven of witches who are more like brothers than simply friends.
There are seven of them total in the coven and all of them are male. The majority of them come together from broken, messed-up families and have nothing else in this world that matters outside of each other.

Then, six months ago, everything changed when they shared a dream about a beautiful, sad girl who was just like them. That’s to say, a witch.

Then, she moved in next door to them and changed their entire lives, turning everything upside down.

And they all, every single one of them, loved her for it.

This book is a part of a series and needs to be read in order. It’s also #whychoose.
Ariel Kimber reading order:
Brothers of the Flame
Love Potion
Blood Magic
The Ties That Bind
Tyson

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I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

My heart goes out to Tyson.  Although I was not very happy with him in the last book I have to say he is on the path to making me see the greatness in him.  He is not without flaws I mean he did ask Arial to keep things from his brothers. He has so much guilt going on because he feels responsible for tearing his family apart. They mean everything to him and he would do anything to protect them.  I love how we get to know why Tyson is the way he is.

Ever since the day Arial pulled them all into a dream their focus has been to treat her the best they can and protect her.  I do like that we got to see behind Tysons walls because man can he toss them up fast.  It is amazing the way the brothers are such a tightknit coven and only want what’s best for Arial. Then when you see how none of them get jealous of one another for spending time with Arial only makes me think so much more of them. They truly want and need Arial to love all of them.

The ending was the best with all of them together as a unit. I am so ready for more of these brothers and Arial. I enjoy learning more and more about these guys but I like that we find out about each one right along with Arial.

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

 

 

#WOTR19 #review #sports #Collection #Baseball – Over the Fence Collection – Fear of Striking Out by Lyssa Lynne


Over the Fence

Over the Fence is a collection of Lyssa Layne’s baseball romances including The Right Pitch, Fear of Striking Out, Another at Bat, and a BONUS STORY, A Diamond is Forever.

The Right Pitch
Colie Adger is trying to make it in the big leagues as an athletic trainer. Working in a man’s world isn’t easy. Colie must figure out how to make the best decisions for all the men in her life—both on and off the field. As good as she is at making decisions for others, can Colie figure out her own heart and hit a homerun off the right pitch?

Fear of Striking Out
Shortstop Tate James is less than excited about his trade to the trendy City of Angels. That is until he crosses paths with beautiful Mia Tomko. She lets him know that not all L.A. women are just after fame and fortune. When someone from both of their pasts arrives, will it tear them apart or make them closer?

Another at Bat
Pitcher Jace Richards had it all. Fame, status, money, and the perfect girl but it wasn’t enough. Laurel Darbis is the mom to ten-year-old Grey who is about to start baseball. All of the parents are thrilled when the new coach arrives, everyone except Laurel.

A Diamond is Forever
Pitcher Benny Martinez and his longtime girlfriend Isabel Soltero are afraid that history will repeat itself. With Benny on the road, Isabel is doing her best to be both the mother and the father to their teenage son. Throughout Benny’s travels, he watches his fellow ball players, Grant Adamson, Tate James, and Jace Richards interact with their family and he soon realizes what he’s missing. It’s time Benny makes a decision which comes first—his family or his career?

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

Ok so I begged for this book after falling in love with Mia’s brother, his best friend and the woman they both end up loving!!!

Mia and Tate are side characters, so I KNEW a little bit of their history from that but actually seeing them fall in love was awesome.

Mia is attracted to the hottie on the field, but she is a bit skittish after her ex-husband left her with a few scars from his abuse.  But Mia isn’t the only one dealing with past issues scars.   It was a great read seeing the two try to figure everything out to not let their past win to ruin their future happiness.

If you love Lyssa like I do, then you will be claiming and licking Asher like I have…well actually I think I claim and lick all of her characters. #GreedyReader

Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

You can visit Lyssa’s writing blog at http://www.authorlyssalayne.blogspot.com You can also follow her on Twitter @layne_lyssa or check out her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lyssalayne

Feel free to contact her regarding blog reviews, giveaways, or blog book tours authorlyssalayne@gmail.com Happy reading!

 

#WOTR19 #RH #review #Contemporary – Reviving Kendall (White Trash Trilogy #1) by Brandy Slaven


Reviving Kendall (White Trash Trilogy, #1)

“I’m not so sure that I’m strong enough to take yet another blow to the heart.”

Growing up, I’ve always lived on the wrong side of the tracks. I’m used to the stares, name calling, and disrespect. A tragic accident that leaves me short three of the only people I’ve ever loved, has me devastated enough to try to end my own life. Just when I think there’s no hope, I find a reason to live again, or four of them as a matter of fact. Lucas, Maverick, Teagan, and Goose. But what happens when those bonds are tested? I’m not so sure that I’m strong enough to take yet another blow to the heart. My name is Kendall Davis and what if my story doesn’t have a happy ending?

*This is the first book in a Contemporary Reverse Harem Trilogy.

*Recommended 17+ due to mature language and situations.

The rain steadily falls around us as we stand under the little canopy area. His hand is still at my elbow and I want nothing more than to lean into him. My eyes fall to my bus as it pulls away from the curb. Tears pool in my eyes and streak down my face at the thought of my now miserable walk home.

Lucas uses his other hand to pull my chin up to face him. His eyes roam over my face like he’s trying to figure out how to fix the white trash ruin that I am, but he has no idea just how impossible that would be. People are staring, and I couldn’t give two shits as Lucas locks eyes with me. His flicks down to my lips and back up again.

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I received this book from a friend.

SHUT UP!!  #WhyChoose is why I LOVE RH!!!  My friend Mary was all “DUDE you need these books in your life” and then she gifted them to me.  HOLY HELLS BELLS!!!  I sat and read 50% before I knew it. Kendall is so awesome and feisty and yet so broken and damaged.  The guys IE Mav, Teagan, Goose/Grant and Lucas made my heart just beat so fast and so hard for each of them.  Each guy is so different but such a needed part to make Kendall whole again.

Kendall is the only girl who has the strength and NERVE to take on these 4 different guys.  “The Quad”, as she calls them, are sweet and hard headed but so in love with our girl.  They are so confused and yet they can’t wait to try and make her theirs separately and as a group.

Kendall has had so much hardship losing her parents, her nana, her dying grandpa and her VanPelt brothers AKA her boyfriends.  She is just living and dealing with a jealous rival named Derrick.  Kendall has no idea why he hates her yet he won’t leave her alone.

The Quad comes to her restaurant and she is none to pleased at their come on so gives them the business!!  She may live in a trailer park and everyone might THINK she is less than, but she lives by a certain code of honor.

As the story unfolds, we see the guys showing up and helping her out but individually stealing kisses and moments.  When a fun trip to the mountains turns sour, Kendall turns her back and runs.  When her crappy life gets eve worse, she is shut off to the world until her guys come back and refuse to leave her.

When the 5 decide to give things a try, we can see the stress of the unknown disappear.  When the decide to openly claim each other as THEIRS, we can see the group becoming closer and tighter.  I can’t wait to read the net book and have it downloaded to start right away!!!

Brandy Slaven

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

 

#NetGalleyARC #NewRelease – Consumed (Firefighters #1) by J.R. Ward

Consumed (Firefighters, #1)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Ann Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family’s scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer.

Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed…

By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer.

Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.

Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn’t believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again–until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.

Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.

From the creator of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood, get ready for a new band of brothers. And a firestorm . . .

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

I was excited to see this new series on Netgalley when I was looking for a book to read.  I am a huge fan of her paranormal series and I also loved her older Jessica Bird books.

Since I knew there was going to be world building with introducing a new series, characters and relationships, I sat back and enjoyed the world she was creating for us.  The world building was a little bit slower then I anticipated but once the story took off, it was blowing me away.  The twists and turns were amazing.  I didn’t see the twists coming at all!!

Anne is one hell of a woman.  I don’t know that I would have done what she does in the beginning of the story that changed her life for good.  She is strong and feisty if not stubborn to a fault when it comes to how she feels for Danny.

Danny is just…yum…can I get that outta the way.  He is strong and alpha but vulnerable when it comes to his feelings for Anne.  They have a chemistry that you can FEEL through the pages throughout the story.   Their banter is this flirty yet the push and pull that left me wanting more…wanting one of them to cross that line from “friends wanting” to “friends with MORE”.

The book has many different stories.  Its Anne and Danny redefining THEM.  Its Anne getting over her life changing event.  Its Danny figuring out HIM after losing Anne.  It’s the arson investigation Anne is trying to figure out.  It’s the firefighters and the fire station.  It’s the politics of the town and lastly its figuring out what you want out of life when you realize you had it all wrong.

The book is very complex with all the relationships and history of the characters.  There is so much comradery and respect for one another all the while everyone is dealing with their own demons.  Some of those demons will come back to cause issues for Danny, Anne and the entire firefighting family of station 499.

I can’t wait for the next book and I REALLY HOPE that Tom is the next book.  Anne’s brother needs some love.  He is carrying to world on his shoulders.  I am even more excited for this series after reading the book.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

I am so excited to read these smokin’ HOT firemen. I absolutely love JR. Ward’s vampires but I think this series is going to be just as good.  When this book started I was stressed to no end. That first fire, one mistake, and two lives changed. That on mistake left one finding a new career field and the other feeling guilty and responsible.

Anne is one strong willed, hard headed, and courageous woman. These things are what kept her going when she wanted to give up but she fought and came back a stronger woman.  I loved Anne she doesn’t back down and is so ballsy.

Danny, yeah he got my heartrate going.  He is just as strong willed and hard headed as Anne but toss in that he is an Alpha that there is a triple threat.

The chemistry between Anne and Danny is off the charts and we see it from the beginning. They are like magnets when facing opposite directions they do not fit but turn them around and BAM they go right together.  It takes them a while to figure things out as both of them are trying to find themselves after THE fire that changed their lives. I cannot even start to tell you everything that is going on in this book but there is much more than just Danny and Anne.  There are things the other guys in Danny’s fire station that are dealing with some heavy stuff. Plus there is Anne’s brother WOW he has a lot on his shoulders.

The twists that happened in this book blew me away I didn’t see any of them coming.  Let’s just say I was floored so many times. I am so excited for this next book.  I need to find out what is going to happen with the entire group of firefighters not just Danny and Anne’s group but her brother’s too.

J.R. Ward is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. She lives in the South her family.

 

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