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#Review #Contemporary Fabricating Jada by Vanessa Marie

I need to get my motor running.
Literally.
All I want is to learn how to build engines,
Cars, motorcycles–anything.
You name it; I want to feel it rev in my hands.
Fabricate it into something mine,
Bend it to my will,
Create what hasn’t been built before.

But nobody takes me seriously,
And I’m no damsel in distress.
I can and will get my hands dirty,
Very dirty.

And now, I have that chance,
Working with Jesse Valentine,
Top motorcycle and hot rod fabricator.
But he’s got a reputation for more,
Much more.

After all, he’s nothing but a cocky,
Overinflated jerk,
And I’m just interested in mechanics,
Cold, hard, machines.
I was born to bend, build, create,
And I won’t change for anyone,
Not even him.

At the Louisville Authors Event in May I was at Vanessa Marie’s table checking things out and she started telling me about this book. Said it had a Jesse James type guy, a strong female lead, and lots of angst. I thought to myself, hey I like all those things, so I had to check it out and I’m so glad I did!!
Jada Carmen is unlike most of the girls she knows. She grew up in a trailer park, still lives with her parents, and works at a job she hates just because it has a little to do with the one thing she loves. Don’t let all that fool you into thinking that Jada is a girl that is lazy and wants to do nothing with her life.
She lives in the trailer park with her parents because that’s what they can afford, after she pays her father’s medical bills. She works a job she hates because it’s close to home, helps pay those bills, and because it puts her around cars which she loves. Jada’s dream is to be a metal fabricator like her idol Jesse Valentine. However, being a chick no one wants to teach her anything so everything she has learned comes from YouTube or she has taught herself. That right, this chick is so resourceful that she has learned to weld watching YouTube videos!!
When her mom shows her a add that saying her idol, TV’s Jesse Valentine of Valentine Street Rods, is having a open to the public one time only class she flips!! When her mom gives her the money so she can do it and says she needs to follow her dream no matter what anyone says, including her father, she freaks even more but she applies and gets in!!!
Now enters Jesse Valentine, yummy tattooed goodness!!! That is until he opens his mouth!!! He totally ruins it by trying to bring Jada down and she’s the best in the class!!
Oh, the angst between these two!! She stand up to him, fights with him even though she stands up to no one else. There is pull to her that he just can’t get away from. The will they or won’t they just kills me.
If you are like me and like tension between your hero and heroine, like guys with tattoos, and love a strong female character, you have to pick this one up!!! Seriously, go out and get it !!!

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Always the cause of shenanigans, Vanessa is a heavily tattooed, sarcastic motorcycle enthusiast who started her career as a Jeep tech at the age of sixteen. The happily married mother of three little monsters—oops, children—lives in Kentucky by way of Las Vegas, Nevada. Once her life took a different direction—sidelined by Heart Disease at 26 and becoming a pacemaker recipient—she decided to write as a creative outlet, and Heartless was born. She realizes life can be dark clouds and acid rain at times, but her outlook on life puts a positive and sarcastic spin on it all.

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#NewRelease #Contemporary #Review Inked Expressions (Montgomery Ink 7) by Carrie Ann Ryan

The Montgomery Ink Series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues with the brother who keeps his secret and the one woman he shouldn’t want.

Everly Law married the love of her life and on the eve of giving birth to their twins, lost him in a tragic accident. Now she’s a single mother working overtime at her bookstore trying to make sure her boys have the life they deserve. Her life is busy enough without her adding dating a Montgomery. As past secrets come to light, she’ll need Storm more than ever—even if she doesn’t realize it.

Storm Montgomery has spent his life atoning for sins that only few know he’s committed. When he lost his best friend, he promised his widow that he’d always be there for her—even when she wanted nothing to do with him. But when a single touch ignites passions they’ve both buried deep inside, he’ll have to remember exactly who is in his arms and that taking chances might be far more dangerous than they bargained for.

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Another brooding Montgomery? Yes please!!!!!
Storm Montgomery is one of the Montgomery twins and co-owner of the Montgomery Inc construction company that his father started. The man has a big secret and has been carrying around so long that I think its starting to get to him.
Everly Law is the widow of Storm’s best friend. The three of them were all friends in college and remained close afterwards. When Jonathan died Ev was pregnant with twins and went into labor when she was told about his death. For the past three years, she has been a single mom and business owner. She doesn’t like to need help from anyone, but especially Storm who is boys godfather.
Something hasn’t been quite right between the two for a while and neither knows why.
First off Ev is a strong as h*** woman, any single mom is. You can see in the way that Ryan writes, that her boys are her life.
Storm loves those little boys like they are his own and will do anything for them and Ev. The two do not see the attraction that they have for each other, it’s almost funny.
Second, secrets can’t stay hidden forever whether you spill it yourself or someone from the past does it, they are going to come out.
Storm secret isn’t as bad as he thinks it is, but it does lead him in finding a secret that isn’t is own, one that could kill Everly.
I love watching two people come together and these two are no exception. It takes them a while to figure out that they are better together, stronger together, but they do. The Montgomery family is known for being bigger than life and pulling people into it and that is what they did to Everly and her boys before her and Storm got together. I will be sad when these series comes to a end, I’m really going to miss this family that you can help but fall in love with. However, I’m super happy that we will be getting a spin off with another branch of the Montgomery family and Ryan did a great job of introducing some of the new players with a family cookout.
Storm and Everly, finding love after years of friendship is a beautiful thing. Storm finally letting go of his secret and finding some closure is too. The final Montgomery, well Denver Montgomery, is going to be a doozy and I can’t wait for Storm’s twin to get his!!!!

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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

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# CoverReveal More Than Love You (More Than Words 3) by Shayla Black


Release Date: February 13, 2018
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I’m Noah
Weston. For a decade, I’ve quarterbacked America’s most iconic football team
and plowed my way through women. Now I’m transitioning from star player to
retired jock—with a cloud of allegation hanging over my head. So I’m escaping
to the private ocean-front paradise I bought for peace and quiet. What I get
instead is stubborn, snarky, wild, lights-my-blood-on-fire Harlow Reed. Since
she just left a relationship in a hugely viral way, she should be the last
woman I’m seen with.
 
On second
thought, we can help each other…
 
I need a
steady, supportive “girlfriend” for the court of public opinion, not
entanglements. Harlow is merely looking for nonstop sweaty sex and screaming
orgasms that wring pleasure from her oh-so-luscious body. Three months—that’s
how long it should take for us both to scratch this itch and leave our
respective scandals behind. But the more I know this woman, the less I can
picture my life without her. And when I’m forced to choose, I’ll realize I
don’t merely want her in my bed or need her for a ruse. I more than love her
enough to do whatever it takes to make her mine for good.
 
This book is the third in the More Than Words
series. The books are companions, not serials, meaning that backstory,
secondary characters, and other elements will be easier to relate to if you
read the installments in order, but the main romance of each book is a
stand-alone.
 
This book contains lines that may make you
laugh, events that may make you cry, and scenes that will probably have you
squirming in your seat. Don’t worry about cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed! (Does not
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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today
bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For nearly twenty years,
she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via
traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold
millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.
Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of
daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her
love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the
stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in
Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the
bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s
been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.
 Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully
supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies.
In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to
an eclectic blend of music.

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#NewRelease #Review #Shifter Tempted by the Wolf (Fated Mates 6) by Alicia Montgomery

***In the exciting conclusion to the True Mates Series, Lone Wolf Meredith and powerful warlock Daric fight their growing attraction for one another. ***

Lone Wolf shifter Meredith is trying to make the next ten years of her life pass by quickly. After being caught trying to steal from the New York clan, she’s sentenced to servitude to them for the next decade to make up for her crimes. But, when she gets assigned to guard their prisoner, the handsome but dangerous warlock, Daric, things suddenly become complicated. She knows he’s their enemy, and possibly evil, but she’s having a hard time controlling her attraction to him.

Now that he’s is finally free from the evil mage Stefan, Daric has one single goal: the destruction of his former master. He’ll do anything to kill the mage who ruined his life, even if it means working with the New York clan and their alpha. However, his desire for his beautiful Lycan bodyguard is a distraction, one he can’t afford. The she-wolf is proving to be too alluring, and he’s craving for a taste.

When Meredith’s past comes back to haunt her and she’s left hurting, Daric can’t help but offer his comfort and assistance, especially when all roads lead back to the mages. Will he lose his head and his heart to Meredith, or will she prove to be the one weakness that could destroy him?

Tempted by the Wolf is a full-length (75,000++ words) werewolf paranormal romance with explicit love scenes, naughty language, and shifter suspense action with guaranteed HEA and no cliffhangers!

Although it works as a standalone romance story, this book takes place in the True Mates series. Though not necessary, I recommend you read the rest of the books to understand the world and the main plot.

True Mates Series Reading Order:

Fated Mates (Book 1)
Blood Moon (Book 2)
Romancing the Alpha (Book 3)
Witch’s Mate (Book 4)
Taming the Beast (Book 5)
Tempted by the Wolf (Book 6)

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I hate to see a great series come to a end and unfortunately this is it for the Fated Mates series. If anyone could end this series with a bang it would be Meredith. When we first met her she was breaking into the Fenrir corporation and Grant, as the New York alpha, had sentenced her to 10 years under his command instead of sending her to the lycan prison. As a lone wolf she was not happy to be stuck in one place for so long, but she would take it over prison.
She became besties with Jade, the super smart lycan scientist who found her fated mate in Taming the Beast, and Lara, a super powerful witch who found her mate in Witch’s Mate, both employed at Fenrir. She is a total smart a**, has no filter on what comes out of her mouth, and I love her!! I want to be besties with her!!!
Daric is a warlock who is working with the evil mage Stefan. He was in on the kidnaping of Cady Vfrost. He was captured and held prisoner at Fenrir, but has proven he isn’t that he isn’t really with Stefan by trying to kill him. He really had no choice but to follow him as he was holding his mother prisoner to get Daric to do his bidding.
I forgot to mention he a chocolate smelling, man bun wearing, hunk of a man too!!!
Meredith and her mouth have been assigned to be Daric’s guard while he works the group to bring down Stefan and his mages once and for all. Revenge is all that he has on his mind, revenge for what Stefan has done to his family, for the years that he has used Daric’s mother to insure his cooperation. However, there is something about the foul mouth lycan female that keeps pulling him to her and takes his mind somewhat away from that.
We are introduced to Meredith’s lone wolf brothers when they come to tell her that their adopted father is dead. Brother’s that are drop dead yummy!!!
What happens next is total craziness!! A traitor within the council, more kidnappings, hilarious bff conversations, unicorn underwear, Disney princesses!!! All the craziness is worth the beautiful ending though.
Oh, and just as I was thinking I will miss these characters and wish that we learned more about Mer’s brothers, there was a lovely surprise that I don’t want to spoil, but it’s AWESOME!!!!!
Thank you Alicia Montgomery for writing a great group of shifters!!!

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Alicia Montgomery has always dreamed of becoming a romance novel writer. She started writing down her stories in now long-forgotten diaries and notebooks, never thinking that her dream would come true. After taking the well-worn path to a stable career, she is now plunging into the world of self-publishing.

Sexy shifters, billionaires, alpha males, and of course, strong, sexy female characters are her favorite to write. Alicia is a wanderer, along with her husband, they travel the world and have lived in various spots all over the world.

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#Review #MC Raiden’s Choice (A Ravens MC Novel Book 1) by J.L. Leslie

I was raised in a motorcycle club. I saw things no little girl should ever see. Did things no little girl should ever do. That was my life and I loved it. The Ravens taught me about family. Loyalty. Even loss.

Now I live a different life. I’m no longer part of that family. I’m no longer part of the club. I live a life where I pretend to be the person I am. I put on a show for the world and I’m good at it. I’ve perfected it. At least I thought I had. It didn’t take him long to see right through me.

I have a choice to make. Keep playing pretend or finally be who I have always wanted to be.

“When you’re ready to stop hiding who you really are, come find me.”

**Raiden’s Choice is the first book in the Ravens MC series. It is a standalone, full-length novel and is suitable only for mature readers. It includes adult content, adult language, sexual situations, drug abuse, violence, and talk of rape.**

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I love finding new authors, especially new authors that I can tell my reader friends about and I have found that in J.L. Leslie.
I was immediately sucked into Raiden’s world. Growing up she knew that the Ravens MC was her family, after all her grandfather started it and was the President and her father would take over the spot when she grew up. Her father helped find her calling in the club after the death of her mother.
Fast forward to grown up Raiden and she is a hidden club asset, one that only her father knows about. To the outside world it looks as if she and her father are estranged, if only the world really knew her, she is working a long term plan for the club that she came up with.
Then we have Luka Varelli a motorcycle riding MMA fighting hottie. He hates MC’s and wants nothing to do with them, but he makes a deal with the ADA to infiltrate the Raven’s to help get he’s brother Lincoln, who is in the Rykers MC the Raven’s enemy, out of jail.
What happens next is Luka and Raiden finding out about each other, more importantly they find something they didn’t know they were looking for in each other.
Leslie shows us that women can be tough as nails and still be desirable to a man and she also shows that the right man will help that woman become who she really is and stop hiding her true self.
I was left with that lovely feeling of wanting more. I wanna know if Luka and Lincoln can be brothers again, I wanna know more of Luka’s life before we met him. I wanna know if Raiden’s choice is gonna bite Ravens MC in the a**. I wanna know if they finally bring down the Rykers MC.

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I am a happily married mother of three (two boys and one girl). I live in a very small town in Alabama. Never lived anywhere else. I’ve been writing since my early twenties, but I couldn’t seem to finish a book. I’ve started self-publishing with the encouragement from my mom. Without her encouragement, I don’t think I would’ve done it. She always supported me and writing is something I’ve always enjoyed doing. As long as I enjoy it, I’ll continue to do it. I’ve learned already that I can’t please everyone. Not all reviews will be good, not all reviews will be bad. I’m the one that has to be happy with my work.

I get my inspiration from life experiences, movies, television, other authors, and music. Music is definitely a big influence on my writing. I can hear a song and it can inspire an entire book for me. I listen to it while I’m driving or before I start writing and it keeps me inspired. I like to put music in my books, even if it’s just one song the characters listen to or hear at some point. Sometimes music has gotten me through the really tough times in my life and that’s why it inspires me.

I like to write fast-paced, steamy romance reads. I like for my males to be alpha-males and my heroines to be strong, but both need to have one weakness- each other. I am an avid reader. I absolutely love romance books!

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#NewRelease #BookTour #Review #BDSM Truly Helpless (A Nature of Desire Series Novel) by Joey Hill

                                         
Being truly helpless is the only thing that can save him. But it’s the one thing he’s not willing to do.
Marius has all the things a Mistress could want in a one-night-sub encounter. Hot body, loads of charm and a willingness to get her off in any way she pleases. That’s his reputation at The Zone. But Marius has a dark side. When a Mistress pushes him for something deeper, he’ll push back, mess with her head. When he takes it too far one night, The Zone management has had enough. He’s kicked out of the club and there’s only one way back in—Lady Regina.
Regina’s been studying Marius for a while. She enjoys her submissives in all flavors, and she likes them challenging, though not usually the “knight-in-distress” type, so screwed up she’d need a backhoe to dig him out of his dysfunctions. But on that pivotal night, she sees something in Marius. He doesn’t know what it means to be truly helpless to a Mistress, but he needs it, more than any sub she’s ever encountered. And that’s a challenge this Mistress can’t resist.

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This is my first Joey Hill book and it’s the 10th book in the Nature of Desire series. I was a little nervous that I would be lost having never read any of this series before, but that wasn’t the case.
It was a little slow for me in the beginning, however once all the players were introduced I was intrigued.
Lady Regina is a Domme at The Zone, she is known to be strong and able to give any sub she tops what they need. She is not one to be screwed with though because she is more than able to take care of herself both physically and mentally.
Marius is a sub that into one nights with a Mistress. He’s hot, fun loving, and able to get a Mistress off anyway she wishes.
Marius has a dark side that comes out to mess with a Domme’s mind if he is pushed farther than his fun loving nature allows.
One night he goes too far, even for him, and is kicked out of the club and isn’t allowed back unless Lady Regina helps him.
So, Marius is like the title says truly helpless. He, I feel, can’t help becoming that asshole sub that pushes things too far, it’s his way of dealing with the feeling that are fighting inside him.
I love that even before they are put together that there is something inside of Marius that calls to Lady Regina. That coupled with the fact that there is something inside the screwed up sub that listens to her is the reason that the powers that be put her in charge of giving him the chance of returning to The Zone.
The scenes that are written of them outside of play scenes are just as beautifully written and explains Marius’s story in such a way that you can’t help but start to fall for him just like Lady Regina does.
Putting these two characters together was a perfect fit. Lady Regina is a lady I would love to be when I decide to grow up and it’s not just because she ended up with one hot as hell sub.
After learning what he truly wants and how to deal with the things inside him, Marius becomes a sub that any Domme would be proud to have.

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Background: Regina is tending Marius after he competes in an illegal fight…
She stepped back. “You’ll do. I suppose you know a hot shower when you get home is the best remedy, on top of the ibuprofen you just took. Though I’d highly recommend a tetanus update and having your head examined.”
He kept staring at her. He wanted to make her nervous with his silence. Tough luck with that, boy, she thought. You want to self-gag, it doesn’t bother me.
Answering in kind, she tossed one final wipe into the trash and headed for the door. Embracing her Mistress side meant understanding there was an energy flow between Dom and sub once a connection was made, even if the connection was the rope in a tug of war. She rode that energy how it was meant to be ridden, not forcing her own expectations on it. It worked better that way. She’d accomplished what mattered most to her here, which was confirming he’d finally released that surfeit of potent energy from his session at the club earlier in the night. He was leveling out. While he could likely use a lot more aftercare, they were quite a distance from him earning that kind of treatment from her.
“You don’t want to talk about what happened in Tyler’s office?” he said abruptly. “Or why you followed me here?”
“No.” She continued to move toward the opening that would lead back to the ring area and then the parking lot. She didn’t need or want to stay any longer. She didn’t anticipate that he would do or say anything to hold her there longer, so it was a pleasant surprise when he did.
“You didn’t say what you thought of the fight.”
She pivoted and met his gaze. “No, I didn’t. Would you like to know?”
He could look wary, like an animal being baited into a trap. He had thick, dark lashes. His gray eyes were like the mirror surface of a lake. “Yeah,” he said at last.
“Okay.” She returned to him. There was a pen sitting next to the tray of gauze. Picking it up, she extended her hand, looking pointedly at one of his. When he offered it, she clasped his wrist and wrote an address on the inside of his forearm, along with Friday, 6:30pm.
His fingers flexed above her grip and she was aware of his breath stirring tendrils of hair against her cheek. Her hip pressed against his knee. She imagined sliding between his spread thighs, tasting the metallic flavor lingering on his lips, feeling the flex of his shoulder muscles under her splayed fingers and firm palms. His hands would curve over her hips, his own fingers digging in, showing he wanted and needed her.
Careful, girl, she thought. Don’t screw with your own head. He’ll do enough of that without your help.
“Meet me there and I’ll tell you.” Setting the pen aside, she laid a hand on the side of his face. His gaze lifted to her. “Get some rest. Take care of yourself.”
When he started to lift his hand to clasp her arm, she drew back and shook her head, a denial. His lips set in a thin line. “That a command, Mistress?” he asked tonelessly.
“Take it however you want.”
He curled his fingers around the edge of the table, body leaning forward, eyes suddenly cold and hard. “It wouldn’t matter, anyway, since you don’t really like me.”
“No. I don’t,” she responded frankly. “But I care about you. That doesn’t require that I like you.”
Would you like to read Chapter One of Truly Helpless? Find it here – http://storywitch.com/book-nod-th (scroll down below blurb/buy links).
Winner of the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement award, Joey W. Hill has published over forty contemporary and paranormal BDSM erotic romances, including six series. Her emotionally-intense love stories offer everything from vampires, mermaids, witches and angels, to boardroom executives, cops and simple housemaids. With her books, she suggests “don’t look past the sex; look in it, and find a wonderful story to touch the heart and soul.”
                                 

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#PreOrderBlitz #ComingSoon #Contemporary More Than You Need (More Than Words 2) by Shayla Black

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I’m Griffin Reed—cutthroat entrepreneur and competitive bastard. Trust is a four-letter word and everyone is disposable…except Britta Stone. Three years ago, she was my everything before I stupidly threw her away. I thought I’d paid for my sin in misery—until I learned we have a son. Finding out she’s engaged to a bore who’s rushing her to the altar pisses me off even more. I intend to win her back and raise our boy. I’ll have to get ruthless, of course. Luckily, that’s one of my most singular talents.

Sixty days. That’s what I’m asking the gritty, independent single mother to give me—twenty-four/seven. Under my roof. And if I have my way, in my bed. Britta says she wants nothing to do with me. But her body language and passionate kisses make her a liar. Now all I have to do is coax her into surrendering to the old magic between us. Once I have her right where I want her, I’ll do whatever it takes to prove I more than need her.

This book is the second in the More Than Words series. The books are companions, not serials, meaning that backstory, secondary characters, and other elements will be easier to relate to if you read the installments in order, but the main romance of each book is a stand-alone.

This book contains lines that may make you laugh, events that may make you cry, and scenes that will probably have you squirming in your seat. Don’t worry about cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed! (Does not contain elements of BDSM or romantic suspense.)

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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

 

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#NewRelease #Review #Paranormal #Shifter Taming the Beast (Fated Mates Book 5) by Alicia Montgomery

**Can be read as a standalone werewolf billionaire shifter paranormal romance book**

The True Mates Series continues as billionaire CEO security expert Sebastian Creed battles his inner beast while trying to keep his desire for genius scientist Dr. Jade Cross from destroying them both.

Shy and nerdy Lycan scientist Dr. Jade Cross has lived a quiet life, surrounded by her work and her research. She prefers proven facts, figures, and hard science and doesn’t want complications in her life. But her resolve seems to go out the window every time she crosses paths with the handsome and dangerous Sebastian Creed.

Since rescuing Jade from her mysterious kidnappers, Sebastian has tried hard to stay away from her. But he’s irresistibly drawn to the innocent, delicate beauty and he wants nothing more than to give in to his hunger. When Jade’s life is put in danger once again, Sebastian is tasked with keeping her safe, and he risks everything to make sure no harm comes to her.

But, Sebastian has a secret. The former Marine turned billionaire CEO is hiding a beast inside him, an animal that wants to possess Jade. He must control his desires and wrestle his inner monster or risk destroying them both.

As the evil mages and their leader Stefan, continue their war against the shifters and witches, Jade must walk the fine line between opening herself to Sebastian and preventing him from finding out about the existence of Lycans. With so many secrets between them, can they survive or will they both be caught in the crossfire?

Taming the Beast is a full-length (79,000 words) werewolf paranormal romance with explicit love scenes, naughty language, and shifter suspense action with guaranteed HEA and no cliffhangers!

Although it works as a standalone romance story, this book takes place in the True Mates series. Though not necessary, I recommend you read the rest of the books to understand the world and the main plot.

True Mates Series Reading Order:

Fated Mates (Book 1)
Blood Moon (Book 2)
Romancing the Alpha (Book 3)
Witch’s Mate (Book 4)
Taming the Beast (Book 5)

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Holy crap!!!! This may well be my favorite book of the series!! I know, I know, I say that a lot ha, ha, ha!!!
Sebastian and Jade are hot and sweet all rolled into one book.
Sebastian Creed is the owner of Creed Securities, ex-military, and a inked up sexy beast of a man!!!
Dr. Jade Cross is Fenrir’s lycan researcher of all things witch. Jade is a super smart, super sweet, and super repressed lycan. After hearing of how she grew up I understand why.
We start with a retailing of Jade’s rescue, that happened in book 4, but from Sebastian’s POV.
Sebastian is drawn to Jade from the start, but he doesn’t understand why. LOL, Jade has met him twice but has no memory of it being drugged the first time, when he rescued her, and drunk of her ass the second time.
Watching Jade interact with her BF Lara and Meredith is so funny, especially when she decides it’s time to get her V-card punched and Sebastian keeps showing up on her dates and as Montgomery says “clam jamming” her.
When they decide to stop fighting the inevitable Jade and Sebastian are wonderful together. I love how she just lets him and his mother lean on her when his dad dies, it’s what you do for the one you love.
OMG and Sebastian’s little secret that even he knows nothing about?!! So mind blowing!!!
I hope like heck, the mages finally get what’s coming to them in the next book so our Fated Mates will be safe.
Oh, and I’m sure that I will say after reading that one that it is my favorite of the series!!! LOL!!!

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Alicia Montgomery has always dreamed of becoming a romance novel writer. She started writing down her stories in now long-forgotten diaries and notebooks, never thinking that her dream would come true. Now, after taking the well-worn path to a stable career, she is now plunging into the world of self-publishing. She thanks her wonderful friends, M, J, and L, who encouraged her to pursue this brand new adventure, and her husband JT who is getting his thanks in the form of “research.”

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#WOTR #Review # Shifter Forbidden Desire (Lee County Wolves 3) by Teresa Gabelman

Forbidden Desire (Lee County Wolves) Book #3

From the moment Marcus Foster saw Roxy Patel, he knew she was his mate. Remaining patient because of her troubled past, he was determined to build her trust. She was his and nothing would change that, not even time.

Leaving her past behind, Roxy refused to remain a broken shell of a woman. Determined to start afresh, moving to a new town was just what she needed. With the help of her new friends, and a wolf shifter wanting to make her his own, all Roxy needed was the chance to thrive again.

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Yay!!! Marcus, the middle of the hot Foster Brothers, finally gets his book!!!
I have been waiting for Marcus to get his story since Garrett’s book, there was something about him that caught my attention.
Roxy Patel is a human that has been under the Alpha’s protection since he brought her home after getting her away from her abusive husband. For two years Roxy has not left town, ordering everything she needs online, for fear of her husband finding her. Being still legally married to that evil man kills her and keeps her from the man that truly attracts her.
Marcus knew as soon as he saw Roxy that she belonged to him, she was his heart, his mate. Knowing that she too scared to leave town and still married to that a**wipe, well let’s just say it’s taking everything he has to not taking it into his own hands.
Roxy, is a woman that is coming into her own and she is a firecracker!! I love how she handles the jealous be-atches when they spew nastiness because a Foster chose someone other than them.
I love how Marcus loves Roxy not only for the woman she is outwardly, but also for the woman he know she is on the inside too. To me that is even more attractive on a man than good looks, though that helps too!!
The way he listens to the things that she likes and wants even before they are together is swoon worthy.
Roxy’s BFF Clare is a hoot, looking up divorce laws on google, helping her pick the perfect going out outfit, and helping her kick butt. I hope we see more of her. It’s great when you find a friend that will have your back like that.
There is new wolves, weird pregnancy craving that make me crack up, danger when the past comes a calling, and lets not forget be-atches and abusive husbands.
Omg!!!! I almost forgot we also get a small glimpse of my favorite Protector Dr. Hottie McVampire or wise known as Slade.
I can’t wait to see where we go next with the Lee County Pack!!!

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!

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Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2
Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3
Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4
Adam (The Protectors Series) Book #5
Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #6
A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors Series) Book #7
Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #8
Jax (The Protectors Series) Book #9

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Forbidden Seduction (Lee County Wolves) Book #2

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#Review #NewSeries #Contemporary Jesse’s Hideout (Bluegrass Spirits Book 1) by Kallypso Masters

When the spirits of an infamous outlaw and a cookie-baking grandmother team up to bring together two unlikely lovers, what could possibly go wrong?

These two meddlesome spirits aren’t the only souls hiding out in the haunted Jesse’s Hideout B&B in Kentucky. Tillie Hamilton has made the 180-year old house her sanctuary ever since its owner, a lonely old woman, rescued her from neglect when she was only eight-years-old.

When her benefactor’s grandson, Greg Buchanan, discovers that Tillie has been exploiting his grandmother’s memory by putting out cookbooks and advertisements claiming Gram haunts the house, he vows to debunk the innkeeper’s claims. Until he discovers that Tillie is not what he expected.

Greg has a hidden agenda of his own as he came here to prove that Jesse James returned to the house long after he was believed dead. But proving that theory without Tillie thinking he’s off his rock might be harder than he thought. Does the infamous outlaw and Gram have something brewing in the hideout—like finding a happily ever after for two workaholics who need each other?

Jesse’s Hideout is the start of a new and totally different series for Kallypso Masters. Masters tells us the tale of Tillie Hamilton a rural Kentucky B&B owner who’s house was once a hideout for the infamous Jesse James.
She was left the house by the woman that recused her as a small child. She can still feel her spirit in the house and has used her memory of Mrs. Foster to help bring people into the house since she had it converted to a B&B.
Greg Buchanan is a architect from Minneapolis, who believes that Tillie is a charlatan and is exploiting his grandmother’s memory by telling people that she is haunting the house. He vows to prove that she is lying while also proving that the things written in her journals about Jesse James are true.
I love reading a book that has places that I’ve been to before, seeing them from someone else’s perspective makes them new again. Growing up one county over from the places in the book makes me so happy!!
Tillie is a perfect example of a woman who just wants to live her life as simple as she can and bring joy to the people who come into her life through her B&B. She’s such a sweet and warm person, but really doesn’t like when she has to let others do for her.
Greg comes to the B&B believing that she is a bad person and learns that she really isn’t and learns to open his heart too.
The addition of Greg’s young son in the story is wonderful and brings out so much more from both of these characters.
We also see the spirits of Mrs. Foster and Jesse James himself in the story. The transition between the scenes of living and the spirits is seamlessly written and does not make the story start and stop. These two spirits trying to bring these lonely hearts together is so sweet and the story behind why they want these two together fits the story perfectly.
Masters writing in these story is so much softer, but it does not take away from her storytelling ability it enhances it!! I love this new direction and can’t wait for the next book, new spirits, new characters and a new Kentucky County.

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Kallypso Masters is a USA Today Best-Selling Author with half-a-million copies of her books sold in paperbacks and e-books since August 2011. All of her books feature alpha males, strong women, and happy endings because those are her favorite stories to read. After dabbling at writing since high school (a very long time ago!) and hoping to become a Romance writer about as long, she’s living the dream and has been since May 2011.

An eighth-generation Kentuckian, Kally is excited to embark on the new Bluegrass Spirits series with stories set in some of her favorite places in her home state.

Kally has been living her own happily ever after for nearly 34 years with her hubby, known to her readers as Mr. Ray. They have two adult children, a rescued dog, and a rescued cat. And Kally lives for visits from her adorable grandson, Erik.

Kally is also the author of the USA Today Bestselling Rescue Me Saga series featuring emotional, realistic Erotic Romance novels with characters finding alternative methods for handling and healing from past traumas and PTSD. She also has published two Rescue Me Saga spinoff books—Western Dreams (Rescue Me Saga Extras #1) and Roar, a standalone with familiar secondary characters from the main series. (Roar will serve as the bridge to a future Romantic Suspense trilogy with Patrick, Grant, and Gunnar.)

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