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#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Dakota Trace

Dakota Trace

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi all! I’m Dakota Trace, and I’m a multi-genre erotic romance author. I write spicy to sizzling tales of love. I usually write BDSM, Menage and dabble in Paranormal tales, but have recently branched out to include ageplay and M/M/F as well to my repertoire. When I’m not writing, I putt around the yard, garden, chase after my grandson, cook and lets not forget read. (God, do I love to read!). Oh yeah, I’m also the mom of three uniquely crazy kids. Ranging from 16-24, they have taught me nothing in life is ever black or white.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I have to have music, coffee/soda and WRITE or DIE (a writing tool that I use for sprinting). Location isn’t all that important. I’ve written at the local library, my living room, my kitchen, bedroom, a nearby McDonalds, even the breakroom at the EDJ.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Talking shop with the other authors, and meeting the readers. I get to switch from Nana mode to author/reader mode. I just love books – both reading and writing them.

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

Well that’s hard to say. Depending upon the genre I have several but at the top of my list is Evangeline Anderson and Lorann Dohner. Ooooo, can’t forget Lora Leigh and Shelly Laurenston either. 😀

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I usually write in the evenings during the week, since I work daytime hours. On the weekends/days off it’s an all day thing. (Basically anytime I can squeeze in around Nana duties and housework)

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Favorite Memory? Probably my first time at a true signing. (That would’ve been WOTR15) It gave me the signing bug and I had such a fun time. I got to meet Pauline Allen, and all the great ladies of WOTR.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

My copy of Lora Leigh’s Tempting the Breed. It was my first erotic romance I ever purchased. I bought it when it was brand new from Barnes and Noble. I’ve probably read it over three dozen times in the past sixteen years. Even after my divorce and subsequent moves, I still have my now battered copy sitting on my bedside table.

What are your social links?

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DakotaTrace75/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dakota75/
Livvy’s Vixens (Reader Group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/dakotatracereaders/
Website: http://www.dakotatraceauthor.com/

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

https://www.amazon.com/Dakota-Trace/e/B003NGH448

#WOTR20 #KU #review – The Best Ever (Second Chance Neighbors #2) by Josie Kerr

The Best Ever (Second Chance Neighbors Book 2) by [Kerr, Josie]

What happens when two control freaks meet their match?

Rory Doyle likes to be in control: in control of his career, in control of his home, and in control of his relationships. The one thing he can’t control is his reaction to real estate agent Ashley Richards, a feisty ex-pageant queen.
Ashley Richards is a woman with a plan; always has been, always will be. She’s got her sights set on conquering the Atlanta commercial real estate market, and the last thing she needs is Rory Doyle disrupting her carefully planned life.

After their best friends get their happily ever after, Rory wants to take his relationship with Ashley to the next level, but Ashley has other things to worry about, including planning the perfect wedding for her best friend. Add a bonus complication of the biggest challenge of her professional career and she definitely does not need the distraction of Rory’s sexy Irish brogue and his hot dancer’s body.

Can Rory convince Ashley to listen to her heart or will she decide that he doesn’t fit in with her plans?


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I purchased this book.

GAH!!!  When I finished Em and Mick’s book I was obsessed to see the secret relationship of Rory and Audrey.  I mean those two are busting with sexual tension in the first book so actually seeing their side of the story was AWESOME!!

I am going to say Lust is the best word to describe the two of them when they first meet.  But a they hook up and spend time with one another Smitten becomes the word of choice.  They both are smitten with the other, but they are afraid to say anything.

Rory has a reputation, but he is more aware of wanting more with Audrey then she will admit to herself.  Audrey is a woman who is out to prove herself.  She lives and works in a man’s world.  She wants to be taken seriously and respected.  So her fear of being less then in the eyes of others drives her to not open her eyes to all that Rory had to offer her.

These two were such a fun book to read.  They weren’t as intense as Em and Mick but they definitely had me laughing at the shenanigans their fear of facing the fact they are in hardcore love with the other.

Josie Kerr is a transplanted West Texan living on the edge of semi-profoundly rural Georgia, a.k.a. the southernmost edge of the northernmost county in Metro Atlanta.

She has an M.Ed. in Secondary English Education, but discovered that she hated high school more the second time than she did the first, so she decided to meld her love of technology with her education background and became an Instructional Designer. When not writing articles about how to fire someone without getting sued or why you should really not apply for jobs using your SexxyStud99@aol.com email address, she writes steamy romance novels that feature grown-up Heroes and Heroines.

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – J.M. Madden

J.M. Madden

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Jennifer/ JM. I am a former cop turned romance author! Lol! I started publishing in 2010 with small epubs and now, almost 40 books later, I am completely Indie. I LOVE writing and highlighting diverse heroes.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I need a steady table and preferably a pumpkin cold brew beside me. It can be noisy or quiet. My favorite place of all to write is on my deck with my leg heater running!

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting readers that have had no other chance to meet me, and getting their insight into the books!

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

I’d LOVE to buy Ilona Andrews a coffee! Or Marjorie M Liu. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet several of my unicorns!

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I TRY to write every day, but I end up writing in spates. I’m a little odd in that I write on several different manuscripts at the same time. Some days are business days, others are writing days on several different books.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Destin, Florida, several years ago, I had a group of readers show up in matching purple T-shirts highlighting my books!

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

I have books that I know I’ll never part with, several signed. I don’t prize one over all others, though.

What are your social links?

✔My Facebook LIKE Page-  https://www.facebook.com/jmmaddenauthor/
✔Follow me on Twitter–  @authorjmmadden
✔Sign up for my Newsletter if you haven’t already- http://jmmadden.com/newsletter/
✔Give my Amazon page a FOLLOW– http://www.amazon.com/J.M.-Madden/e/B004HLNZCI/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1461624632&sr=8-2-ent
✔Follow me on Instagram– https://www.instagram.com/authorjmmadden/
Pinterest- https://www.pinterest.com/jmjm58/
Bookbub- https://www.bookbub.com/authors/j-m-madden
Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4559483.J_M_Madden

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

https://www.amazon.com/J-M-Madden/e/B004HLNZCI?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3&qid=1573486624&sr=1-3

#WOTR20 #2ndChance #Over40Romance #Review #KU – A Bad Bit Nice, Second Chance Neighbor #1 by Josie Kerr

A Bad Bit Nice (Second Chance Neighbors Book 1) by [Kerr, Josie]

Em Davidson is a curvy, never-married, 43-year-old Internet security analyst who has been working at the wrong job, living in the wrong house, and involved with the wrong man for about 10 years too long. All she wants is a challenging career, her very own home, and an age-appropriate Mister Ideal who will make her toes curl when he kisses her.

Mick Brennan is a bearded, tattooed widower of 20-plus years who thinks, maybe, just maybe, he might be ready to dip his foot back in the dating pool. He might not know exactly what he’s looking for in a relationship, but he knows he doesn’t want a girl half his age.

When Em moves into her dream home, she had no idea that her downstairs neighbor could be her Mister Ideal. When Mick meets his talkative upstairs neighbor, he’s more intrigued by her than he has been in any other woman in two decades.

Can these two lonely people overcome the wounds of their pasts to discover love again?


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I purchased this book.

I saw this cover and was like “HEEEY now” and then read the blurb…don’t judge me!!  Have you seen the cover…YUMMMY!!!  But what stuck out right away for me was the love over 40 and 2nd chance.  I am a total sucker for 2nd chance romances.  I mean doesn’t everyone deserve a 2nd chance in their life????

I enjoyed the story and felt like Em and Mick were really the match the other person.  They complimented the other well and helped them overcome a lot.  Granted, I think Mick sinking into himself after his trauma in his 20’s was way more difficult for him to overcome but Em’s sass and fire was what he needed.  I loved her giving him a kick in the pants which is finally what made him open his heart to what he could have again if he didn’t screw it up.  Mick was the perfect aggressive Alpha that Em needed in her life.  After having a loser for the past 10 years, she needed someone who would fight for her and not fight against her annnd Mick is a fighter!!!

The side plots revolving around Rory and Audrey were hilarious!!  Those two are going to be a fun read that’s for sure.  They won’t admit anything, but both want everything the other has to offer.

My old issue with the book was there were times I felt like I was being “Told” the story vs being “shown” the story.  AS the book got deeper into the story, I found it was better and less telling.  Another issue I had were sometimes the book in the beginning felt a bit choppy. But again, once the book got going it seemed to flow better.

Josie Kerr is a transplanted West Texan living on the edge of semi-profoundly rural Georgia, a.k.a. the southernmost edge of the northernmost county in Metro Atlanta.

She has an M.Ed. in Secondary English Education, but discovered that she hated high school more the second time than she did the first, so she decided to meld her love of technology with her education background and became an Instructional Designer. When not writing articles about how to fire someone without getting sued or why you should really not apply for jobs using your SexxyStud99@aol.com email address, she writes steamy romance novels that feature grown-up Heroes and Heroines.

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Jessica Marin

Jessica Marin

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hello Twinsie Girls! I’m Jessica Marin, and I write contemporary romances with alpha males, strong females and all the feels of laughter, angst and love. And you bet my books end with HEAs because everyone deserves their happily ever after! If you love second chance romances, alpha males, enemies to lovers and friends to lovers, then my books are for you!

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

Silence! LOL. I seriously get distracted very easily, especially by my phone. So it is smart of me to put my phone somewhere else, pop my noise cancellation headphones and get writing.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting the readers. I am a people person and love meeting new people.

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

Oh wow, tons! Anne Rice and Judith McNaught are my top two.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I have two young kids, so I try to write from 9 am – 3pm and then again after they go to bed or are doing homework. I also have a part-time job, so my schedule is quasi-consistent.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Best memory is my first signing and someone told me they read my book.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

Jemima J by Jane Green. That is the book that I loan out to people who don’t read romance and it converts them every time. I just love everything about that book. All my signed paperbacks from other authors are prized possessions.

What are your social links?

Goodreads –https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17379528.Jessica_Marin
Facebook – https://tinyurl.com/y7fqevuc
Instagram – https://tinyurl.com/y9ccfjfl
Pinterest – https://tinyurl.com/yd9huldg
Twitter – https://twitter.com/@authorjessmarin

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

Amazon – https://amazon.com/author/jessicamarin
Book2Read for Heartbreak Warfare – https://books2read.com/u/mgroeD

#WOTR30 #Review #PAranormal #Shifters – Fondant Fox by Ellis Leigh

Fondant Fox: A Kinship Cove Fun & Flirty Romance (Mates & Macarons Book 4)

The road to forever is paved with good intentions…or bad ones hidden under the guise of education. The fourth story from the Cake-ily Ever After bakery in Kinship Cove is about to take you back to class.

***

It sucks to be invisible. In the diner my family owns, I’m just the sister who gets stuff done. My entire skulk seems to forget about me on a weekly basis. So color me tickled when the fates drop my fated mate–a hunky, nerdy-hot wolf shifting professor–directly in my path. But not all matings go as planned, mine included.

He’s smart, he’s hot, and he’s decided to use our bond for research instead of actually getting to know me. And did I mention he used to buy my best friend’s worn undergarments? Thanks for that, fates.

Undies aside, my wolf shifter professor is about to learn his toughest lesson ever–never go up against a fox shifter in a battle of wit or will. We’re sneaky, smart, and not afraid to take an opponent to the mattresses to win a battle.

FONDANT FOX is the latest paranormal romance from USA Today bestselling author Ellis Leigh. The story is part of the Shifters In Love: Fun & Flirty world but is a standalone romance with wit, snark, and more than just flirting.


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I purchased this book.

FINALLY Misty gets her man even if it was a bit rocky to start off.

Misty had been the rock the Chance sisters needed to get their matings off the group.  She has been their to help guide them and push them when needed.  I was so happy when I saw she finally got a mate.

Now about her mate….awkward is a word to describe him.  I am not talking about his nerdy exterior either.  I mean how he knows about the town and his connection to the town.  He was one of the guys who would buy Maddie’s dirty panties….EWWWWWW but then we find out why and the skeevy natire kinda goes down.

However, Misty’s heart is soon breaking when she learned her mate isnt interested or doesn’t believe in matings…….sniff….he is only interested in Research.  God Love Misty for taking him on and challenging him to bonding with his wolf and with her.

I liked Clark as he reminded me of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory!!  LOL

A storyteller from the time she could talk, USA Today bestselling author Ellis Leigh grew up among family legends of hauntings, psychics, and love spanning decades. Those stories didn’t always have the happiest of endings, so they inspired her to write about real life, real love, and the difficulties therein. From farmers to werewolves, store clerks to witches—if there’s love to be found, she’ll write about it. Ellis lives in the Chicago area with her husband, daughters, and a German Shepherd that refuses to leave her side.

#WOTR20 #authorspotlight – Aspen Winters

Aspen Winters

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Aspen Winters, I have been publishing for almost three years, but have been creating my stories since I was a young teen. I may have an obsession with Stingrays and teas.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I adore Milki’s, a korean drink or fresh loose leaf tea…..I also tend to snack on raspberries and/or Hobnobs when i can get my hands on them.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

meeting new people, especially the readers that come out.

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

Besides, JK Rowling……probably

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I write everyday, I give myself a certain about of words or chapters for myself and I have to get that done.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Meeting some of my best friends because of becoming an author. I wouldn’t have met them otherwise.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

A simple stone necklace, because it belonged to my Grandma, who was the one who got me interested in reading and writing.

What are your social links?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aspenwinteres
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/winters_aspen/
Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2002637606682504

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

https://www.amazon.com/Aspen-Winters/e/B076YPFH11

#RELEASEBLITZ – NEVER LOVE A ROCKSTAR by Sarah Darlington (Never Trust book 3)

Never Love a Rockstar

IN LOVE WITH A ROCKSTAR?
No, I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

Rebecca Cooper knows what dating a rockstar is like. It’s late nights, months on the road, and constantly sharing your man with everyone else. It’s coming second. She’s been there, done that, and walked away with a broken heart. So how it is possible she’s put herself in this position again? In love with yet another rockstar. This time, his brother.

Luke Mills is bitter. He’s bogged down by years of guilt and heartache. He goes through the motions. He’s rough with everyone around him. And then Rebecca walks back into his life. Sweet Rebecca. She shouldn’t be here. She shouldn’t have come back. But Luke sees her and can’t help the way his heart wants to respond. But, no, not in a million years—he’d never let her have a spot in his frozen heart again. Not when she was always his brother’s girl.

**NEVER LOVE A ROCKSTAR can be read as a standalone, or as the third book in Sarah Darlington’s NEVER TRUST Series.

Look for the other books in the series, each available for preorder now…
NEVER TRUST READING ORDER
1. Never Trust a Rockstar
2. Never Kiss a Rockstar
3. Never Love a Rockstar
4. Never Leave a Rockstar


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I’m Sarah Darlington. I write Contemporary Romance books that are both steamy and sweet, with a touch of agnst. I love creating book boyfriends you won’t soon forget.
My latest… Joe Coffee☕️

I’m a mom to two young kiddos, both on the spectrum, so my days are never the same and always busy.

📍Virginia
🐍Slytherin
😘Sarah Darlington

#WOTR20 #SpinOff #review – Nicole, The Mate Series Book #1 by Teresa Gabelman

Nicole (The Mate Series) Book #1

Nicole Callahan, mate to fierce and brooding VC Warrior Damon DeMasters, has been trying to find her place in his world. Without a doubt, it’s been interesting, but she believes there’s a lot more she can offer the children she spent so much of her human life fighting for.

The Mate series delves into the kickass world of the Warriors’ mates and how united, they can make a difference—just like their badass Protectors. Follow along to see how these exceptional women’s newfound freedom affect those around them and which Warrior may or may not support their feisty independent mate’s new and exciting path.

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

WHAT!!!!  OMG THIS BOOK!!!  I am so excited for this series.  When Teresa told us she was thinking about it, I flipped my SHIT!!  I mean we fall in love with these ladies in their stories but then we don’t get to see them as much because the guys get all the action….damn Cock Club right Jill!!??  So, to SEE the ladies all banding together to help in their own way, was amazing!!

Damon and Nicole have been through so much but Nicole always wonders and get stuck in her head….maybe she isn’t enough or the right person for her strong, decapitating heads specialist Alpha warrior, Damon.

I loved seeing her return to her roots and essentially where it all began…….Damon and Nicole both are so confused because they want the best for their mate and their relationship, but the changes are starting to cause some fraying to not only their relationship but also a few others…like say My Alpha Jared.  I am about to nut punch him hardcore…what’s up!!????

I love that no matter what series or cross over series you read with the Protectors in it, the story line is FRESH and the villains are super evil.  I mean the bad guy from the Mates series is also connected to the bad guy in the main series buuuut slightly different.

If you love Teresa and her books then TRUST ME, you will need this book to add to your collection of the rest of her amazing books.

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

#WOTR20 #NewRelease – Just Getting Started by Kaylee Ryan & Lacey Black

Title: Just Getting Started
Series: Fair Lakes #2
Authors: Kaylee Ryan & Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 4, 2020

Blurb

Gabby
My life
isn’t exactly going as planned. I’m basically floating up a certain creek without
a paddle. Desperately needing a new place to live, I receive an offer I can’t
refuse, and you never look a gift horse in the mouth, right? Unless that
particular mouth is connected to an uber sexy manwhore that makes me want to
punch him in the face and then kiss him until I pass out from lack of oxygen. I
must avoid him like the plague.
Chase
Gabby
Connor; there is no request too small in my eyes. When I blurt out an offer I
know she can’t refuse, I don’t think either one of us realize that our lives
are about to change. Something else I didn’t comprehend, how hard it would be
to keep my hands off of her, or my mouth, or my… you get the picture. It’s our
time, no more hiding or waiting in the wings. I’m pulling out all the stops.
I’m tired of being in the friend-zone. It’s time to take what I’ve always
wanted.
But nothing
is easy for us. Our road is full of twists and turns and a few surprises along
the way. When push comes to shove and the cards are thrown on the table, can we
navigate a new life, especially when we’re just getting started?
Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Only available at the following retailers 
for a VERY limited time

Also Available
99c for a limited time!
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Kaylee Ryan
Kaylee Ryan is a
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.  When she’s not spinning
tales of happily ever after, she’s reading or spending time with family. 
Born and raised an Ohio girl, Kaylee resides in Cincinnati with her husband and
their son.
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Lacey Black

Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading and writing.
She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an
opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey
is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you
mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her
husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves shooting guns and
should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.