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#CoverReveal – Hushed Torment (Iron Fury MC #2) by Bella Jewel

 

 

Title: Hushed Torment
Series: Iron Fury MC #2
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Romance
Cover Design: Ben Ellis, BE Designs
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Blurb

One accident changed my life.
One single second changed everything for me.
In one terrifying moment, everything I knew was gone.
Music is the only thing that keeps me holding on.
When the opportunity arises for me to tour with country music star, Scarlett Belle, I take it.
An escape.
A chance.
Only it isn’t enough to lift the shadows of my past.
And when I meet him, dangerous and different, I can’t turn away.
He is forbidden to me.
The President of a Motorcycle Club.
A man who could bring noise back into my soundless world.
But the shadows of my past haunt me.
They linger like a dark nightmare, reminding me that we can never be.
Because my sins are far too heavy.
And my mind far too broken.
Music is the only escape I can allow into my life.
The only one that I will let seep through my hungry veins.
But he’s always there.
And he’s persistent.
But if he knew what I kept behind closed doors…no.
I must continue my life just the way it is.
Without him.
Breathing in my nightmare.
Living in my Hushed Torment.

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Author Bio

Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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#WOTR #Review #NewRelease – On a Whim (part of An Anthology: Blame it on Fate) – J.M. Walker

J.M. Walker

How great is the price of Fate?

Six stories about love, passion, and the role Fate plays in the lives of lovers. Six couples must decide whether to accept Fate or fight against it.
Have your soul touched and your heart set afire. You won’t be able to put this anthology down.

Highland Oath (Highland Treasure Book 1) by C.A. Szarek: Saving a life in the 17th century is hard enough for a time-traveling doctor, until Fate hands her heart to a Highlander.

Claiming Emerson by Heather Miles: My double life was a shell game I’d mastered long ago, a chosen fate. The art of illusion wasn’t just something I’d become proficient at, I lived it.

On A Whim by JM Walker: B. Vesper is hiding. As a bestselling BDSM indie author, he knows all too well the dangers of letting people get close. But when his new cover designer Kiki Smith starts breaking down his walls and letting him in her life, will his secret rebuild those barriers?

A Twist On Fate by Jillian Stone: “They say that you don’t meet people by accident, that you cross paths with strangers for a reason. But then memes about fate are for morons, right? Thing is—after what just happened—I’m not so sure anymore.” —Skylar Fenstermaker

Temptations of Christmas Future (A Christmas Carol Book 3) by Lexi Post: When Joy, the Spirit of Christmas Future, is paired with a problem Spirit Guide, her positive outlook is tested beyond its limits. Will she persevere, or will the Guide, a young widow and her own outlook be the casualties of her weakness?

Undeniable Fate (Undeniable Series Book 1) by Mia London: Shocking is putting it mildly. When the stranger she’d met only twelve hours earlier suddenly walks into her hotel room, Lily can think of only one thing.

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

This is a quick little read but packed full of hotness, secrets and some laughter.

Kiki is a graphic designer who designs book covers for authors. she has a great career and a wonder family.  However, because of her small family she is guarded, protective, and not willing to put her heart out there again. really she has the greatest friend a girl could want. Chaz is her BFF and he only wants the best for Kiki. He had me cracking up in this story. OMG “wet bread” What Really Chaz (i cannot even if you want to know you will have to read it).

B.Vesper is looking to cover his books and he is going to picky.  He contacts Kiki to take on this project. B puts Kiki in contact with his cover model/PA Bo.  Bo and Kiki end up covering more than just book covers and Bo slowly starts to bring Kiki’s walls down. When Bo reveals he is keeping a secret and has been lying to her can she forgive and learn to trust again?

I loved these people not just Bo and Kiki but also Chaz and the twins. They know how to have fun and support one another as BFF’s should. I enjoyed Bo and the BDSM aspect in this story.  Seeing Kiki respond and submit to Bo was entertaining. I liked Bo and Kiki and would have enjoyed reading more of them and of course Chaz too.

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

 

#WOTR #NewRelease #Review – Magic and Mayhem: Wicked *itch (Kindle Worlds Novella) Kindle Edition by Teresa Gabelman

Magic and Mayhem: Wicked *itch (Kindle Worlds Novella) by [Gabelman, Teresa]

What do tattoos, witches, vampires, a sexy shifter, and an earring-wearing cat have in common…? Definitely something WICKED!

Being a woman in the tattoo business isn’t easy, but Wicked makes it work. But being a witch with a headbanging, rock ‘n’ roll familiar, and having a sexy panther shifter as a landlord makes life… interesting. Throw in some vampire warriors and a whole town of shifters, and things are bound to get a little crazy.

Drop in and visit the town of Assjacket for this wickedly hilarious mixture of paranormal personalities.

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

I want to start by saying I loved this cover it is different than any of Teresa’s other books. However, it is what is beneath the cover that impressed me the most. Really how can you go wrong with a strong witch, a talking cat, and a hot as hell panther shifter…and add in one of the funniest VC Warriors you have a winner. To top this off the town is named Assjacket yes you read that right.  OK OK back to the review.

In Assjacket (LOL I just love that) a town full of shifters is a witch named Wicked (yes, Wicked Witch…I know great right) who owns a tattoo shop outside of Assjacket. She lives there with her familiar, Bruce, a head banging sarcastic talking cat. Let’s talk about her landlord for a minute (oh lord let me fan myself a minute) he is a scrumptious Panther shifter name Thorne and yeap he can be a Thorne in Wicked’s side. Anyway Wicked would love to do wicked things to Thorne but manages to keep those thoughts to herself…well and Bruce.

When trouble comes her way she finds help waltzes through her door.  All I can say is the fun loving Vampire, Steve, had me in stitches especially when you toss Bruce in that mix. I did love seeing the VC warriors and their witches in this.

The chemistry between Thorne and Wicked was electric. Wicked is such a strong character but does not over power Thorne’s.  However, Wicked keeps Thorne on his toes.  I sure hope we see more of Wicked, Thorne and of course Bruce in the future.

I do enjoy these kindle world books. To see two worlds come together to make something new is great.

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’, Lee County Wolves Series and Rodeo Romance (Contemporary). When not writing about alpha vampires, sexy shifters, hot cowboys 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!

Website: www.teresagabelman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teresa-Gabelman/191553587598342
Email: tgabelman@live.com

 

#WOTR #NewRelease #Review – Magic and Mayhem: Wicked *itch (Kindle Worlds Novella) Kindle Edition by Teresa Gabelman

Magic and Mayhem: Wicked *itch (Kindle Worlds Novella) by [Gabelman, Teresa]

What do tattoos, witches, vampires, a sexy shifter, and an earring-wearing cat have in common…? Definitely something WICKED!

Being a woman in the tattoo business isn’t easy, but Wicked makes it work. But being a witch with a headbanging, rock ‘n’ roll familiar, and having a sexy panther shifter as a landlord makes life… interesting. Throw in some vampire warriors and a whole town of shifters, and things are bound to get a little crazy.

Drop in and visit the town of Assjacket for this wickedly hilarious mixture of paranormal personalities.

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

HILARIOUS!!  Seriously this book is so funny and so typical of a book by Teresa.

This story is about Wicked the awesome tattoo artist who has a run in with her hot shifter landlord.  The chemistry is totally there which is expected if you are a fan of Teresa.  You are not shocked at the sexy flirting and off the wall comedy between our characters..

So Wicked is thrown in to a lot in a brief period of time.  Her panther hottie is all about kicking the ass of vampires who enter her shop.  Good thing it’s just the VC Warriors from Teresa’s series The Protectors.  The scenes with Steve and Wicked’s cat/familiar ARE THE BEST!!  #BallLickingHumor

We also see Wicked and her gentleman caller going to dinner and hanging out with the locals.  Wicked is so confused because hottie can have anyone so why does she want her?

As with any Teresa story, the banter is amazing. The chemistry is crazy and the plot is solid!!

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’, Lee County Wolves Series and Rodeo Romance (Contemporary). When not writing about alpha vampires, sexy shifters, hot cowboys 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!

Website: www.teresagabelman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teresa-Gabelman/191553587598342
Email: tgabelman@live.com

 

#NewRelease #Review – Charade (A Fake Fiancee Romance) by: Jade C. Jamison

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No kissing necessary. Definitely no sex required.

Erica Larson had dreamed of being a lawyer for as long as she could remember, but the job at Ford & Associates—a family business run by a father and his three sons—is sheer drudgery. Erica is ready to pull up stakes and move home—until devilishly handsome but arrogant Brock Ford, the youngest son, makes her an offer she can’t refuse.

Play his fiancée for a month…maybe two, because his future with the firm depends on deception.
Just attend a function here and there.
No kissing and definitely no sleeping together.

Well…maybe one kiss.
Or two.

And, before Erica knows it, she’s doubting if she can distinguish between fiction and reality, because her heart can no longer tell the difference. Can she stop herself from becoming a victim of his charm before it’s too late?

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What does a girl do when she wants to be a lawyer but is stuck doing research when the son of Ford & Associates make you a proposition? That’s right Brock Ford will make sure she gets her dream if she agrees to be his fiancée so he can be guaranteed a slice of the firm. Well Erica Larson took the offer I mean really how hard it can be to just play pretend with one of the hot brothers.

I loved Erica she is smart quick on her feet and great at keeping Brock on his.  The attraction these two had was seen by everyone or was that a testament to how well they played their parts. Brock was always able to play it cool and get what he wanted in the courtroom but could he get Erica? Brock didn’t always play by the rules, hand holding here, a kiss there; Erica was not keen on the PDA and was quick to let Brock know his place. However, he had a way of getting her to see things his way well most of the time anyway.

The family holiday could not have been more night and day. It was a way to see how differently Brock and Erica grew up but could still see the love in each family.  The quick wit Erica had save the day more than once.  I so enjoyed all these characters they each brought something to the story. Loved that Brock did start to see that winning every case in court did not make you successful or necessarily mean you were right. Everything you do affects those around you somehow someway.

For years, Jade C. Jamison tried really hard to write what she thought was more “literary” fiction, but she found herself compelled to write what you read by her today–sometimes gritty, raw, realistic stories and other times humorous, light tales–but most of the stories she writes revolve around relationships and characters finding their way through life. While she doesn’t confine herself to just one genre, nor is there a nice neat label for what she writes, most of her work could be called erotic romance. Her main writing passions include rock star romance, romantic comedy, and romantic suspense.

She lives in Colorado with her husband and four children.

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#Release – Paid In Full (Devil’s Due MC Series Book 5) by: Chelsea Camaron

Title: Paid in Full
Series: Devil’s Due MC Series Book 5
Author: Chelsea Camaron
Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: October 26, 2017 






Serving a country full of flawed systems slowly eats away at a man. The domino effect of one person’s crime going unpunished burns deeply.

He’s no saint.

Gentry ‘Deacon’ Hawkins is an all-American hero. He went from the star athlete to the elite of the Navy SEALs. When a mission went bad, costing the innocent lives of his team and some civilians, he was forever changed. Riding with the Devil’s Due MC is the only peace he has found since getting out of the military.

She’s not afraid to call herself a sinner.

Tempest Adams spends her every waking moment serving others. She has given her life to provide a safe haven for women and children while they rebuild their lives. At the end of every day she finds both satisfaction in her life and loneliness.

However, danger lurks in her world, under her roof.

Will Deacon put his anger aside? Can Tempest swallow her pride and ask for help? When everything comes to a head, will Deacon be the hero Tempest needs to save her or will he be too late?

Love, hate, anger, and passion collide as the time comes, and the devil demands his due.




 


 

Bottom Line (Devil’s Due MC #6) coming November 30, 2017

 

Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.



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#AudioReview – The Pact by Karina Halle

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It all started with a pinky swear…

Linden McGregor is tall, rugged, and gunslinger handsome; a helicopter pilot with a Scottish brogue and charm to spare. He’s also one of Stephanie Robson’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as she’s known him.

But some relationships can’t be boxed, can’t be classified, can’t be tamed.

Back in their mid-twenties and tired of the competitive hit-or-miss dating scene of San Francisco, Steph and Linden made a pact to marry each other if neither one of them are in a serious relationship by the time they hit thirty.

It sounds like fun and games but as the years to thirty tick past and lovers come and go out of their lives, the pact becomes larger than life.
Sex is inevitable. Friendships are tested. Hearts are on the line.

The pact is about to change everything.

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I believe this is one of my favorites this year. This friends to more story grabbed me pulled me in and I didn’t want to turn off the audio. The narrator was great I absolutely loved his accent and it worked perfect with Lindon McGregor.

Steph and Lindon are best friends she can count on him to listen to her boyfriend problems or just be there to hang out. Lindon decides to make a pinky promise with Steph if they are both single with they are 30 they will get married.

One of Lindon’s characteristics I loved was his since of humor and free spirit but because of these characteristics Steph had a hard time knowing if his pinky promise was real or not. There was a point where I got upset with Lindon and their friend James but Lindon has a way of making you love him. Then there is the funny side of Lindon all I can say is Island Brownglass….OMG Lindon, Lindon, Lindon.

I enjoyed this so much I will be checking out more of Karina Halle’s books. Especially the audio’s again the narration on this was great.

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

Hit her up on Instagram at @authorHalle, on Twitter at @MetalBlonde and on Facebook. You can also visit www.authorkarinahalle.com and sign up for the newsletter for news, excerpts, previews, private book signing sales and more.

 

#AudioReview – Solstice Burn by Kym Grosso

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Temptations flare in the hedonistic tropics when wealthy philanthropist and professional deep sea diver, Chase Ellsworth, rescues a beautiful woman at sea.

Penny Travis, a big city lawyer, may have been looking for relaxation at the exclusive adults’ resort, but she soon embraces adventure, submitting to secret fantasies within the arms of her charismatic hero.

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This is a quick read. I was able to listen to it in one day while working. The narrator and story pulled me in and made it hard to turn off.

Penny is a layer in the big city and decides to take an overdue vacation to an exclusive adult resort. She is not very adventures so going on this vacation is out of her norm.  Penny finds herself in a bit of an issue on one of her excursions and face to face with a hansom scuba diver.

Chase is an amazingly sexy man who knows what he likes and will go after it. Chase sees something in Penny and wants to show her she does have an adventurous side she just has to give in and let it show.

This is a great start to a series and I’m intrigued to read more. I enjoyed the chemistry and connection of Penny and Chase.

Kym Grosso is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the award-winning paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. She also has a new erotic romantic suspense series, Club Altura Romance. In addition to romance novels, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She is also a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.

Kym enjoys reading, tennis, Zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow-covered mountains. On any given night, when not writing her own books, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.

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#Review – The Dark Forest: The Revelations of Oriceran (Soul Stone Mage #2) by Sarah Noffke

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The Kingdom of Virgo has lived in peace for thousands of years…until now.

Azure’s world flips when she discovers her father is the emperor of Terran. Wait…was the emperor.

Now the two are prisoners in the Land of Terran.

Azure must escape and locate her mother’s soul stone. The virus that stole the queen’s magic is going after her very life, and the soul stone is her only hope.

Azure must save her mother. Create alliances with savage beasts. And win her people’s favor to keep the crown.

However, Princess Azure now has a taste for adventure. If being queen means she must sit on a throne, then to hell with that.

Welcome to The Revelations of Oriceran.

A magical world tied to Earth, and nothing like it.

*NOTE: There’s cursing in this book because these witches and wizards are just rude like that. If cursing isn’t for you, then this might not be for you. 

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This series is becoming a favorite. The characters are phenomenal and the world is amazing.  All the characters have such great quirks. I love Monet his addiction to Cheetos and his one liners makes him stand out.

Azure is a strong caring leader who is quick on her feet and is great at problem solving but with growing up around Monet and Queen Mother Sari I would expect nothing less. The way she makes her own rules and doesn’t follow past way is courageous. The pixie “Buzz Buzz” oh how I enjoyed watching Azure deal with her when she created disorder in Virgo.

This world has sucked me in and I want to know so much more about it and those in it. SO excited to see what Azure does next and where this story will go.

Sarah Noffke, an Amazon Best Seller, writes YA and NA sci-fi fantasy, paranormal and urban fantasy. She is the author of the Lucidites, Reverians, Ren, Vagabond Circus and Olento Research series. Noffke holds a Masters of Management and teaches college business courses. Most of her students have no idea that she toils away her hours crafting fictional characters. Noffke’s books are top rated and best-sellers on Kindle. Currently, she has eighteen novels published. Her books are available in paperback, audio and in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

To stay up to date with Sarah please visit her website and subscribe to her newsletter: www.sarahnoffke.com

Books by the Author:

The Lucidites Series:
Awoken, Book 1
Stunned, Book 2
Revived, Book 3

The Reverians Series:
Defects, Book 1
Rebels, Book 2
Warriors, Book 3

Vagabond Circus Series:
Suspended, Book 1
Paralyzed, Book 2
Released, Book 3

Ren Series:
Ren: The Man Behind the Monster, Book 1
Ren: God’s Little Monster, Book 2
Ren: The Monster Inside the Monster, Book 3
Ren: The Monster’s Adventure, Book 3.5
Ren: The Monster’s Death, Book 4

Olento Research Series:
Alpha Wolf, Book 1
Lone Wolf, Book 2
Rabid Wolf, Book 3
Bad Wolf, Book 4

 

#Review – Whiskey Burning (Iron Fury MC book 1)by: Bella Jewel

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In the darkness is where I first met him.
Alone at a water fountain, tears rolling down my cheeks.
Ready to give up.
From the shadows, his voice came to me.
Soothing. Comforting. Rough as the blackest night.
I didn’t see him.
I didn’t even know his name.
All I knew was he saved me that night.
He put my back on my feet.
And he kept me on them.
Every single time I needed him, he found a way to come to me.
My stranger of the night.
My dark warrior.
My name is Scarlett. You probably know me.
I’m America’s number one country music star.
I’m also the loneliest girl you’ll ever meet.
He’s as free as a bird. A nomad. Travelling alone.
Nobody to hold him back.
He holds the freedom I pray for every single day.
He shows me that life can be so much more than what I’m living.
When danger comes knocking, he’ll also show me a different world.
A world I never knew existed.
A world that both terrifies and fascinates me.
A world that goes against everything I’ve ever known.
A world of Iron Fury

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Can I tell you how excited I was to see Bella Jewel was writing another MC series! She has such a way of writing hot MC guys and sassy women that keep them on their toes. This one was no different and I absolutely love Maverick .

Scarlett is the face of Country Music but when you have strict schedule and cannot be alone it can be stressful and confining. Scarlett manages to sneak away one night and hears a deep husky voice that was comforting to her. She thought she would never see him or know who he was but little did she know Maverick had other plans. She was drawn to the biker she following her bus. Then when she saw him and her concert and heard him she knew he was her mystery man from the fountain.

Maverick is a member of the Iron Fury MC trying to outrun his past and get his life back together. Then one night he hears the prettiest cry every that makes even his heart hurt and he has a new direction to follow for the time being. Even though he knows his brothers need him back at the club to handle all that is going down there. He found his new mission and it includes a few concerts watching the beautiful Scarlett.

The way these two broken soles melted together was solidifying. I enjoyed the twist and turns this book took me on. I was flying through this book the suspense and everything else had me burning through the pages. I absolutely loved seeing both sides of Maverick not only the strong alpha side by the sweet kind side too. I so need more of this story and find out what happens next. I am so looking forward to Amalie and Mal story.

A few of my favorite lines:

“What’s a girl with a voice like an angel and tears that are makin’ even my heart hurt, doin’ sittin’ out here alone? It’s not the safest part of down, darlin’.”

“Barriers don’t have to be objects, darlin’. Barriers can be simply your own heart. No matter how far you travel, or how many people you meet, none of it can penetrate if the barrier is around your soul.”

 Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.