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#WOTR19 #NewRelease #MM #MC #PartOfASeries #SpinOff – Pretty Complicated (Mercy Motorcycle Club Book 2) by Mary Martel

Pretty Complicated (Mercy Motorcycle Club Book 2)

Way over his duties as a recruit for the Mercy Motorcycle Club, Stephan takes advantage of the fact they are gone on a run and decides to go off and find something meaningful to do for the night that doesn’t revolve around the Club.
It’s too bad for him that the night happens to be Halloween night.
And, all the crazies come out to play on Halloween. That’s just the way of the world.
On his way out of town and away from his Club, he spots a place filled with everything people would want for Halloween. They’ve got a scary maze in a cornfield, a haunted barn and a cemetery filled with promises of darkness.
He thought to drive right past it, but after spotting several motorcycles belonging to members of his Club, one in particular that he had feelings for, he decided to stop and check things out. In doing so he changed the entire course of his life and witnessed things he could never take back.
It was Halloween. And, as much as he’d always hated it, this year would make him love it and he’d never forget what too place that night.

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

Oh Hash!!! *Wipes the tear away* Oh Steph!! *Wipes the drool away*

I was so excited when Mary said we would get a look at the start of one of my FAV Mercy MC Couples who ….ugly snot cry starting….are no more. If you have not read the Dollhouse series, then I can’t tell you why they aren’t together but if you have then feel free to cry not so silently with me
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If you haven’t read this series, this is a quick intro of the Mercy MC guys. You get to meet the biggest dick EVER AKA Batey and one of the scariest but is he really scary guys AKA King. But mainly we get to see our 2 prospects finally facing their feelings for each other.

I loved this quick snippet into their beginning but honestly WANT MORE as any true crazy fan would beg for!!

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.

 

#CoverReveal – THE EX-FACTOR duet by Elisabeth Grace & Michelle Lynn

 

Release Day – February 28

Will I ever stop hurting the one person who’s never hurt me?

I’ve done things I can never undo.

No matter how much I wish I could, sometimes the wounds I inflict are too deep, too catastrophic, too septic to heal.

As I look into the eyes of the only man I’ve ever loved I know I’ve gone too far. I’ve finally crossed the line.

Even if he knew my reason for doing this, he’d never forgive me.

He always puts my needs before his own.

Now it’s my turn to protect him.

None of that matters though because the betrayal and disgust in his eyes comes from deep within his soul. There’s no coming back from this.

He will forever be tormented by what he’s seen, and he will never forgive me.

The last fragment of my heart to hold out hope that we’d share a future, withers and dies.

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Release Day – April 25

Coming face-to-face with my past changes EVERYTHING.

I’m at the top of my game. All my struggles have finally paid off. Life should be great.

I mean, life is great.

Except for the fact that I can’t stop thinking of her. The woman who mangled my heart into a bloody pulp and never looked back.

If I could free myself of our shared memories, my future would be golden.

There’s only one way to move on—I have to confront the past, so I can move into the next chapter of my life in peace. Which means confronting her for the final time.

I had no idea that knocking on her door that day would turn my life upside down.

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ABOUT ELISABETH GRACE:

USA Today Bestselling author, Elisabeth Grace, has a soft spot for romance novels with happily ever afters and a hot spot for alpha males! She currently lives outside Toronto, Canada with her hubby and two small children. Life is busy, but never too busy for a good story and to share her love of reading and writing with others.

For more of the lowdown feel free to visit her author website at http://www.Elisabeth-Grace.com

 

ABOUT MICHELLE LYNN:

Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.

She loves all thing romance and cries at happy endings!

Visit her at www.michellelynnbooks.com

 

#WOTR19 #ReleaseDay #Paranormal – Hades (Guardians # 5) by Valerie Twombly


Hades (Guardians Book 5)

Being the lord of dark, terrifying things makes Hades the most feared god in existence. He’s also the most bored. When the guardians request his assistance, he is quick to grant it and make his way to the human realm. After all, creating havoc is what he does best. When his path crosses with a beautiful female, he finds her honesty refreshing, making his desire burn hotter. It’s when she summons him for a favor that he will finally get to name his terms.

When tall, dark and oh-so-sexy walks into her store, Mia suddenly finds herself marked by a god. Saddled with a curse that rips her world apart on a nightly basis, she decides bargaining with Hades to remove it might prove beneficial. Of course, requesting a favor from the lord of the Underworld comes with a huge price. Namely thirty days in Hell as his guest.

Hades is only out for some fun, but Mia isn’t playing his games. She intends to get through her agreement despite the yearning she feels for him. Problem is, the longer they are together the more she begins to see beyond the lord of evil to the troubled man beneath. Now she must decide if he is worthy of the only thing she has left to give.

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I received this book from an honest review.

**Clapping** Oh man!!  Hades!!  I was super psyched to get this book.  I love his cool, casual, arrogant self.  I love how he is a bad guy but he isn’t really a bad guy….I mean Anti-Hero all the way right??!!  He is the Lord of the Underworld after all so he does do SOME bad things.

Mia is a typical human just trying to survive these dark days on Earth.  She is trying to help humans and trying to just live while praying the Guardians can end the war with Lowan.  When she meets Hades, he thinks she is just fun time head never knowing what his brother Zarek has planned for him.

I totally loved this storyline.  I enjoyed what Hades does to move the story of the missing Phoenix along while also realizing he wants more than JUST the Underworld.  His desire for Mia makes him want to be better but also fear, much like our other heroes, he is not worthy of her purity and light.

I seriously don’t know what book I want next???  I think as of right now I am praying it is Aiyden’s book because after what happened to him, he needs to claim his mate plus claim his fated title.

Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German Shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers. She is also the founder of Sexy Scribblers, a group of romance writers who bring readers new and fresh stories every month.

 

#WOTR19 #NewRelease – Meant to Be: a Perfect Fit short story (A Perfect Fit #3.5) by Alison Bliss

Meant to Be: a Perfect Fit short story

Alison Bliss returns with a novella in her popular Perfect Fit series. These laugh-out-loud romantic comedies feature curvaceous heroines finding love and convincing us that confident and sexy comes in all shapes and sizes.

“Fans of Jennifer Weiner will enjoy Bliss.”
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Sidney Larson always thought dark-haired, blue-eyed Brett Carmichael was sinfully sexy, to say nothing of the muscular mechanic’s talent with his hands. But Sidney so didn’t have time for Brett’s overbearing tendencies when they were together so she broke things off. Now a chance encounter brings Brett back into her life, and Sidney can’t help but notice intriguing changes in her ex. So what’s stopping her from revisiting their scorching-hot chemistry?

Since Sidney dumped him, Brett’s made major life adjustments, thanks to therapy and a long, hard look at himself. Sure, he’s still intense but he knows how to focus his energy on his career, not on trying to control a fantastic woman like Sidney. Brett finds the sweet, generous brunette more seductive than ever, but now that he’s finally worthy of her, will she be willing to give him a second chance?

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I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

Oh man!!  I was super excited to see over the top and overly controlling Brett get a novella.

He made things between Valerie and Logan super difficult so I liked seeing him crawl a little bit until…well dang it…..until I saw how sad he was without Sidney.

This novella is a quick but hilarious read between Brett and Sid.  These two are so in love but Brett’s issues got in the way of their relationship.  A new and improved Brett has crossed paths with Sidney, and he is all about showing her the new man he is.

I loved seeing him try to deal with seeing her dating and the guy she is dating….lol but I really loved Valerie playing matchmaker between the two knowing they needed a little push to finally admit how they feel.   What I loved most about Sid is her fear of not being attractive enough for the man she loves.  What woman doesn’t have insecurities???  She totally could be me or you.  Which this is a quality I love about Alison’s writing.  She writes real life people and real life issues we all have to deal with.

If you are a fan of the series, you will not be disappointed in the love story between the two.

Alison Bliss is a best-selling, award-winning author of humorous, contemporary romances. A born and raised Texan, she currently resides in the Midwest with her husband, two kids, and their dogs. As the youngest of five girls, she has never turned down a challenge or been called by the right name. Alison believes the best way to find out if someone is your soul mate is by canoeing with them because if you both make it back alive, it’s obviously meant to be. She writes the type of books she loves to read most: fun, steamy love stories with heart, heat, and laughter. Something she likes to call, “Romance…with a sense of humor.”

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – CM Steele

C.M. Steele

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m CM Steele and I’m a huge introvert who loves to write romance. With three kids and a hubby, I’m crazy busy but I live to write every day.

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

My personal chair with a handful of Swedish fish and my Brita pitcher of water.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love meeting the readers who come to specifically to see me. It makes my day, week, year for it. Well I love getting to meet new readers as well and hanging with authors.

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

Lynda Chance

What author would you love to write with?

I wouldn’t co-author a book.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The first time I hit Amazon’s top 100 list. It’s a rare occurrence for me and such an honor.

What are your social links?

www.cmsteele.com,

facebook.com/cmsteele2014,

Instagram: @c.m._steele

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/C.M.-Steele/e/B00MQ9FPZS/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

 

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights -J. Leigh Bailey

J. Leigh Bailey

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

j. leigh bailey–writer of quirky gay shapeshifters who fall in love.

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

]The majority of my books are written at Panera Bread…and I tend to always get the same thing–cream of chicken and wild rice soup, plus a never-ending supply of Diet Pepsi (a must!)

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love being surrounded by people who enjoy reading and books as much as I do. Everyone in my family reads, but none read romance, so to find a tribe of readers who not only read romance books, but who also understand my enthusiasm for them is priceless.

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

Nora Roberts. I had a chance once. We were in the same bathroom at an RWA event, but I refused to be the person who corners someone in the restroom. Also, I tend to do my extreme fan-girling from a distance.

What author would you love to write with?

TJ Klune–I want to know how he manages to get extreme humor and extreme angst in the same book.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

A French blogger/reader came to a signing event with a coffee table sized autograph book, professionally printed, hard-covered, with glossy pages that had several book covers in it–including mine! The fact that someone enjoyed my book that much–and that my autograph was important enough to be part of something so impressive–blew my mind.

What are your social links?

https://twitter.com/JenniWrites

https://www.facebook.com/JLeighBailey

https://www.instagram.com/j.leigh.bailey_author/

What are your buy links?

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-night-owl-and-the-insomniac-by-j-leigh-bailey-9681-b?preview=1

https://www.amazon.com/Night-Insomniac-Dreamspun-Beyond-Book-ebook/dp/B07DYJB8D1/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530304797&sr=8-1&keywords=night+owl+and+the+insomniach

https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Thunderbird-Dreamspun-Beyond-Book-ebook/dp/B078ZNVP5Y/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1516046501&sr=8-4&keywords=j+leigh+bailey

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/chasing-thunderbird-by-j-leigh-bailey-9270-b?preview=1https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/stalking-buffalo-bill-by-j-leigh-bailey-8758-b?preview=1

https://www.amazon.com/Stalking-Buffalo-Bill-Leigh-Bailey/dp/1635337534/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1502487966&sr=8-8&keywords=j.+leigh+bailey

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/guyliner-by-j-leigh-bailey-7639-b

https://www.amazon.com/Guyliner-bailey-j-leigh-ebook/dp/B01M0LLQEJ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1475246119&sr=8-2&keywords=guyliner

#NewRelease – Claimed Royalty, Crowned and Claimed Series #1 By Betty Shreffler

Title: Claimed Royalty
Series: Crowned and Claimed Series #1
Author: Betty Shreffler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 8, 2019
In a world where a woman’s purity is the fine line between being Queen and being killed, he was given one duty—to protect my purity and above all, to protect me. Both were a battle we weren’t ready for.
Forced by tradition, and as their chosen Queen, I must endure my trials and the suitor phase, ultimately giving myself to a man from the Royal Houses. Each one competes to be my King, all wanting what no other has had…my purity.
To have what I truly want would risk my entire reign, but to do what is expected of me would destroy my heart. My only protection is to follow through, giving each royal the opportunity to win their prize…me in a bedroom suite and a crown atop their head.
Behind closed doors, I commit my biggest sin, loving a man I’m forbidden to have. When the time comes for me to be crowned, I’ll be forced to make a choice—risk our love or risk my life.
From the Author: This story contains multiple men pursuing and having a relationship with the lead heroine. Story may not be suitable for readers who dislike love triangles, ménage, or why choose reverse harems. This series is as sexy as it is suspenseful. Packed with romance, drama, action, and unexpected twists. Once you start, you won’t want to put it down.

 

 

Betty Shreffler is a USA Today and International Bestselling Romance Author. She writes sexy and suspenseful stories with hot alphas and kickass heroines with twists you don’t expect. She also writes beautiful and sexy romances with tough women and their journeys at finding love. Betty is a mix of country, nerdy, sassy, sweet and a whole lot of sense of humor. She’s a fan of photography, reading, movies, hiking, traveling, wine, and all things romantic. She lives with her amazing hubs and three fur babies in Tennessee. If she’s not writing or doing book events, then you can find her behind the lens of a camera, in the woods, or sipping wine behind a deliciously steamy book.

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#WOTR19 #NewRelease #MCRomance – Queen by Kerri Ann

Title: Queen
Series: Restless Souls MC #1
Author: Kerri Ann
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: February 7, 2019
The Queen, is a woman not to be toyed with. She takes what was owed, keeping it until the debt is paid. I was a debt to be paid. I’d understood my lot in life early, knowing my life was forfeit. Until the day he arrived. 

 

Dragged across the scrub, laid in the stone house, I watched and listened. I saw who he was. A kindred soul that was now a debt like me.
The Queen was playing her game and he was just a new piece on the board. His strength, his fury won’t help against her cunning, and deciding to help him could be my death.
Following the story of the Broken Bows MC, the Restless Souls MC continues the battle with the vindictive wicked cartel Queen.
Tick tock. A chiming bell.
I’m your little slice of hell.
The King of cream. You made him fall.
A Queen. The heart. I’ll stand tall.
The pieces set. The places dealt.
There’s nowhere left to run.
I’ve set the board. I’ve set the trap.
Now it’s your time come.
Down and down, until I win.
Your downfall is my sin.
The Knights will fail. One by one.
Until all the King’s men fall.
Their power wains, I’m ready to maim.
They’ll reap what they have wrought.
The victory is mine.
Brought out by their design.
Tick Tock. Tick Tock.
Time’s up.
The Queen will win.
The Queen is a standalone, but is best read after King and Pawn from the Broken Bows MC. Recommended to read Christmas at the Clubhouse Anthology.

 


                
Mother of two insanely (well trained) sarcastic men, wife to a dangerously smolder inducing grumble bunny (fireman), and friend to some amazing ladies (you know who you are). Thanks for reading, thanks for being a friend, and I look forward to meeting you in the future for drinks, danger and laughs.
 
Living in Northern Ontario, Canada, Kerri loves to read, travel and find new reasons to write you fantastic love stories. Remember, not all love is clean. Dark, light, angsty, sexually charged and twisted—that’s her genre.
 
It’s heart wrenching stories where the muse directs her. As the instrument of their lives, the stories are told piece by piece with emotion, that has the story read like a movie. You can hope for the good guy to win, but it won’t always happen. She can’t guarantee an HEA (happily ever after) or HFN (happy for now), because life doesn’t always have those. 
Enjoy the OMG’s and tears. Tear your hair out, toss a book or two, because I want you to feel their pain too. As they live it, absorb it on the pages.
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#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Aly Grady

Aly Grady

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Aly Grady – Author, Wife, Mother to two humans and one fur kid

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

I love relaxing on my couch to write, but my most productive spot is at my desk. A cup of tea is never far from my side.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love seeing readers who I’ve gotten to know over the years. It’s catching up with old friends.

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

I’d love to meet Janet Evanovich. I’ve read all those crazy Stephanie Plum books.

What author would you love to write with?

I’d love to collaborate with TC Winters. I’ve a few cozy mystery ideas floating around in my head and she has a fantastically twisted way to weave her own stories.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My favorite memory as an author would have to be when I received the proof for the cover for The Racer’s Widow. In the moment, my writing career became real.

What are your social links?

website – www.AlyGradybooks.com.

FB – www.facebook.com/AlyGrady2012

Twitter – www.twitter.com/AlyGrady.

Instagram – www.instagram.com/AlyGrady

What are your buy links?

Author shop page –http://bit.ly/2B2grVh
Amazon –https://amzn.to/2FEsuMV
Kobo –http://bit.ly/2R2wyb2
Apple –https://apple.co/2ATrXCM
Barnes & Noble –http://bit.ly/2Mn2AOe

Twinsie Angie’s Review of A Girlfriend for Christmas HERE

#WOTR19 #authorspotlights – Teresa Gabelman

Teresa Gabelman

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hello! I’m Teresa Gabelman. I love to read when I have time, spending time with my family fishing or doing whatever. I’m a diet Pepsi freak that needs to quit and writing is not only my passion, but my life. Love every single minute of it.

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

I pretty much write anywhere. I don’t have a favorite place…yet. If I lived close to the beach then that would be the favorite place. LOL! Chocolate with Diet Pepsi is a must.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Reconnecting with readers and seeing friends I’ve made as well as making new friends.

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

Sherrilyn Kenyon

What author would you love to write with?

I’ve wrote with Victoria Danann and that was a blast. Kym Grosso and Theresa Hissong definitely, as well as so many more possibilities.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

There are so many, but my favorite thing about being an author is meeting the readers through amazing signings such as WOTR!

What are your social links?

Author Page – https://www.facebook.com/teresagabelman/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TGabelman
AllAuthor: https://allauthor.com/profile/jared1840/
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/teresa-gabelman
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5356562.Teresa_Gabelman

What are your buy links?

 https://www.amazon.com/Teresa-Gabelman/e/B006G35PEG/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1546388387&sr=1-2-ent

 

Twinsie Angie’s Review of Damon, The Protectors Book #1

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

I met this awesome author at the IRC book convention in October. I was super stoked when she reached out after the convention and asked me to review this book. My Co-Founder and I are HUGE Paranormal readers. We are vamp girls for sure!! Well I got so busy with life that this book kinda sat on my bookshelf for a few weeks. When I finally was able to muddle out of the craziness, I couldn’t put this book down!!! I loved the worlds that Teresa has built. I opened this book and had it read in one day!!! Seriously!! her vamps are hot, caring and dangerous…perfect mix if you ask me…well since you are reading my review you must wanna know right???

Ok so this book is about Nicole who is a social worker. The world knows that vamps exists. There are bad vamps and humans who use the blood of young children. So her job is to make sure that BOTH races of children are protected. Well, they government has teamed up with the Vampire Council and sent a few Warriors to help train the pathetic humans. The minute Nicole walks in the room she sees Damon and he sees her. The chemistry is amazing. Their “side kicks” (Jared and Pam) make for great comedy and as good sounding boards for the other when they are being stupid and stubborn about their feelings for one another. So Nicole and Damon try being “friends with benefits” but both knowing it is going to destroy them when its over. Nicole wants MORE and Damon wants nothing to do with MORE..typical male!!!

Well Nicole soons finds out that the bad people are kiiinnndda not happy with her because she keeps saving all the kids they are draining. So a plot ensues to take her out. Damon does his typical brooding alpha male nonsense and tries to push Nicole away even when she bares her heart to him.

I will say that at one point I had tears when Nicole bares her soul and Damon walks away…JACKASS!!! I loved the book and was pretty excited about how everything ends up and the final scene was pretty amusing!!