Category Archives: Standalone

#WOTR21 #AttendingAuthor #PartofaSeries My Kinda Mess (Summer Sisters 4) by Lacey Black

All her life, Lexi Summer has dreamed of one thing: to become a mother. As the youngest of six, she’s accustomed to the chaos and camaraderie that comes with a big family, which is why she has been anxious to get a jump on this next phase in her life. She thought she had it all: the perfect house, husband, and future. Until one secret rips it all apart.

Nothing in Linkin Stone’s life has been easy. Raised by a single mom, working two jobs, and helping with his much younger twin brothers which keep him on his toes. He busts his butt to right the wrong of someone from his past and keep the ones he loves safe. He doesn’t need anyone or anything. But that all changes the moment he meets his sexy, feisty neighbor, Lexi.

When fates collide, two people on separate paths suddenly find themselves traveling the same road. Could an easy friendship turn into something more? Or in the end, will their decision kinda create one big mess?

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Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

Little Lexi has always wanted a baby I mean it’s not too much to ask for right wrong her husband is more focused on his job then on what she’s wants. And she is feed up taking second fiddle to his job, its finally time one night after coming home she decided to pack her personal items, and leave her wedding ring on the counter for him to find in the morning. She’s determined to have a baby on her own no help from a man or so she thinks after moving into her sisters apartment she finds that the next door neighbor is fine as hell and well he’s just that stubborn and is bound determined to get not only under her skin but in her pants and her heart. there’s a few secrets between Lexi and Linkin that either aren’t sure how to tell the other. But will they get their happiness that they both deserve or will it tear them apart without a second glance. Ugh once again I fell in love with the couple but you just can’t help it each one is amazing in their own cute way. Also grandma and grandpa are still amazing and never ceased to amaze me at how much I can truly blush while  reading plus note to self never take brownies from grandpa.

Avid reader, writer, mother, and wife! I love to read contemporary romance. Add in a little “spice” or hot guys in uniform pants, and I’m a happy woman. There’s just something about diving into a book and engrossing in the magic of your hero and heroine getting their happily ever after.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #PartofaSeries My Kinda Song (Summer Sisters 3) by Lacey Black

Abby Summer has been in love with one man most of her life, but he doesn’t know she exists. For years, Abby has watched him go home with woman after woman, not even noticing the one who stands loyally beside him. That’s why a dating site is the perfect solution to Abby’s problems: get over Levi and move on to someone else.

She’s been by his side since they were kids, but Levi Morgan has suddenly started to see his friend in a whole new, beautiful light. She’s everything he didn’t even realize he wanted or needed…until Abby signs up for a dating site. Now, Levi has competition in a way he’s never had before.

What happens when the lines between friendship and lovers begins to blur? Will Abby and Levi be able to navigate a new kinda relationship? When lies are exposed, will it threaten everything they could be together?

Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35890173-my-kinda-song

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Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

After 15 years of friendship Abby has always hide her feelings for her best friend Levi little did she know he also held those same feelings for her. They both are hiding their feelings from each other until Abby decides shes tired of being alone and wants to try internet dating which isnt sitting well with Levi. Will these 2 find each others hearts or will they just remain friends.ugh I just loved this book so much and one again Orval and Emma had me blushing through the pages.

Avid reader, writer, mother, and wife! I love to read contemporary romance. Add in a little “spice” or hot guys in uniform pants, and I’m a happy woman. There’s just something about diving into a book and engrossing in the magic of your hero and heroine getting their happily ever after.

#review #shortstory Dirty Little Secret Santa by Alexis Adaire


 

All Callie wanted for Christmas was a good man.

All Grayson wanted was a good woman.

Luckily, they were both on Santa’s “Nice” list.

But if they don’t quit ignoring the obvious and let Santa’s magic work, they might never get together.

Looks like Santa will have to dig deep into his bag to pull off this very special Christmas gift

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43291272-dirty-little-secret-santa

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Little-Secret-Santas-Coming-ebook/dp/B07M5BJR37/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Dirty+Little+Secret+Santa+%28Santa%27s+Coming…+%231%29+by+Alexis+Adaire&qid=1593312651&sr=8-1

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

Callie wanted one thing for christmas a boyfriend thats not too much to ask right? Well thats was she finds herself asking Santa for when her niece makes her also sit on his lap at the mall. Greyson finds himself giving Santa a ride to the bus stop after hes done at the mall and when Santa ask him what he wants for christmas he says a good girl who is hot. well you can call it fate or a christmas miracle but with the help from Santa these two path were forced to cross and nothing was going to stop it from them meeting up. how many signs does it take for them to get the hint if they do at all. just remember your never too old to believe in the magic of Santa

Review by Twinsie Dee

Living in the Pacific Northwest, Alexis Adaire spends too much time indoors, cuddling under blankets, emerging from the bedroom periodically to refill her coffee mug and write stories.

Alexis likes to take her readers to those secret, unspeakable corners of their fantasies they barely even knew existed.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #PartofaSeries Feel My Love (Lovelly Book 4) by Clara Stone


When it comes to family, truth matters.

For Vincent Gallo, family is everything. It’s the one thing he and the Lovellys have always seen eye to eye on. And when it comes to saving his half-brothers from their abusive mom, he’s determined to do anything—even be indebted to a Lovelly. 

But the second Ivy Rose bumps into him, she’s all he can think about. Mesmerizing, gorgeous, and seemingly mute, it’s not until he gets home that he realizes, she’s a Lovelly, too. Suddenly, he understands what drew Ace and Jessica to the Lovellys. But as a long-lost half-sister, Ivy’s life hasn’t seen the privilege bestowed upon her brothers. In fact, in some ways, it mirrors Vincent’s own.

With his half-brothers’ future at stake, can he really afford to let his heart win? Or is falling for Ivy Rose a distraction that’ll cost him everything?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51315596-feel-my-love

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Feel-Love-Standalone-Interconnected-Emotional-ebook/dp/B083999YX1/ref=sr_1_2?crid=30ZBKF1EPQGOI&dchild=1&keywords=clara+stone&qid=1594668045&sprefix=Clara+st%2Caps%2C215&sr=8-2

I was given this book and this is my honest opinion

I don’t even know how to form words for how much I loved this book. The Lovelly family has been in my heart for years and to see the last book have the end typed out hurts my heart I wasn’t ready to say goodbye but it was a great book for saying goodbye with. Ivy is the long lost sibling that has just found the Lovelly’s and at first she doesn’t want to leave her life now even though it’s not the perfect life it was her. Vincent grew up with a drug addicted step mother, has been in jail for anger issues, and is now trying to turn his life around and get custody of his 3 younger brothers from his step mom. One day he ran into a girl at the mall and ended up with Dr Pepper all over him and well you might say it was love at first sight once he looked into Ivy’s eye. This love story is one for the books it’s heartwarming, selfless and beautiful Ivy and Vincent are the prefect storm.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Clara Stone writes YA/NA Contemporary Romance and Paranormal Romance stories and is a complete sucker for sweet, memorable kisses. She strongly believes that true love conquers EVERYTHING, along with a tub of Ice cream!

When she isn’t reading or writing or dancing, much to the embarrassment of her husband and two kids, she’s probably watching Supernatural and The Walking Dead.

#REVIEW – Secret Slave by Anna Ruston

You’re not going home. You’re not going anywhere. You’re mine now.

Growing up in a deeply troubled family, 15-year-old Anna felt lost and alone in the world. So when a friendly taxi driver befriended her, Anna welcomed the attention, and agreed to go home with him to meet his family. She wouldn’t escape for over a decade.

Held captive by a sadistic paedophile, Anna was subjected to despicable levels of sexual abuse and torture. The unrelenting violence and degradation resulted in numerous miscarriages, and the birth of four babies… each one stolen away from Anna at birth.

Her salvation arrived thirteen years too late, but despite her shattered mind and body, Anna finally managed to flee. This is her harrowing, yet uplifting, true story of survival.

Twinsie Jo’s Review:

I’ve had this book on my kindle for a long time now. I saw the paperback at an airport during my travels but completely forgot I had purchased the ebook until I was looking through my list of books that I haven’t read yet.

After finishing my last book, I decided to open this one up and I have not felt this consumed by a story in…well…in forever. It has taken me on a journey, one that I’m thankful I’ve never had to experience in real life.

This book is about a girl who was kidnapped at the age of 15 and abused for 13 years. This is NOT a romance. Not in the least. It’s based on true events and guys, it hurts. It hurts so freaking much. I had to take a break after every chapter.

I’m a romance reader. I will always be a romance reader. I love my horror and darker reads as well. Dark romance is one of my favourite things to write but reading it, knowing that it actually happened to some poor little girl or that it happens every day…it was the hardest book I have read in quite a long time. Maybe ever.

If you love to read books based on true events, then I highly suggest this one. But please be warned, bad things happen. Awful, unspeakable things happen. But I think everyone needs to know this little girl’s story.

#WOTR20 #Review – Blindly Indicted (Paranormal Prison) by Katie May

Blindly Indicted (Paranormal Prison)

I lived my life as a prisoner.

I’ve always been told stories about the real world, but I haven’t seen it for myself. All I have ever known is pain.

And darkness.

They tell me I have been blind since birth.

When I make my escape, I think freedom is finally within my grasp…

Until I’m captured by the paranormal police for a murder I didn’t commit. Apparently, I have powers—powers I have always suspected myself of having.

Normal people can’t see through other people’s eyes, right?

Thrust into Nightmare Penitentiary, I meet a group of hard, alpha, psychotic inmates who believe I’m the answer to all their prayers. Me? I’m just trying to survive and figure out what it means to live. My new home isn’t just a prison, but a labyrinth with horrors around every corner.

But what if the cost of my life is my freedom? Am I willing to trade one cage for another?

Welcome to Nightmare Penitentiary where you come in handcuffs and leave in a body bag.

This is NOT a bully romance. These men are all hardened criminals and extreme alphas, but they adore their female. Be prepared to enjoy a painfully naïve female main character who slowly grows as the book progresses and a group of psychotic, murderous males. This book contains strong language, sexual situations, and a reverse harem romance.


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Welcome to the Land of Misfit Toys…only for Monsters. I loved the concept of this story and was sucked right in once I read the blurb. I am rounding this up to 4 because there were some really amazing parts of the story. I started the book and was completely engrossed, I mean completely sucked in. We start right when Nina is escaping a hell hole. She is blind but can see through other’s eyes. She has been held captive from a very young age. When the author puts in the blurb “ Be prepared to enjoy a painfully naive female main character who slowly grows as the book progresses…”, this is exactly what you will get. Nina is smart but really is painfully naive and at times I had to roll my eyes at just how dense she was. But we get beyond this, she is being framed for a murder she didn’t commit and is deposited in Nightmare Penetentiary, a labryinth prison for paranormal criminals. Little does she know, her best friend, Kai, who was imprisoned with her in the hell hole she escaped from, ends up being king of the prison she is deposited in. But from here we meet all of his comrades, right hand men, lackeys, whatever you want to call them. They are all equally as twisted and insane as the next but all very different from one another. The one thing they have in common is Nina. They are all drawn to her. Here is where the book lost me for a bit…We have to get to know her harem. Which is great and what we need to do but some of it took much more time than needed and sometimes felt a little unnecessary to the story itself. I was expecting more of the “action” and “story” while getting to know these crazy men with all their hawtness and alpha crazy coming out, but it seemed like the “action” and “story” were put on hold while getting to know them. However, the storyline amps back up again and takes you into a lot of “WTFs” and “where the hell did that come from?” type of stuff. So, it indeed drew me back in and turned out to have some crazy twists and turns that I needed. Although this isn’t one of my absolute favorites, I did enjoy the story and am intrigued enough to check out other stories from this author.

Katie May

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Well, I’m supposed to talk about something interesting. So I have two cats and two dogs (killing it). I am a romance author. I love to write and read anything with a strong, female lead and the men who love her.

#Wotr #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter Deranged a Hades and Persephone Story (Twisted Myth Book 1) by Monica Corwin

Since I was old enough to understand I knew I was worthless. A girl child when my powerful politician of a mother prayed for a boy. Someone to mold in her image. I stayed out of her way, until I couldn’t, and she made me regret every stumble, every misstep, every breath.

Like clockwork, she paid off doctors to drag me into a mental hospital at her most crucial career moments. I rotted behind cinderblock walls for six months at a time. It became my life…until I met him.

Ash. A one night stand in the back seat of his car turns into my only solace while locked away. He pretends I’m just another patient, until I force him to see me…the woman…Kory…someone who needs him more than anyone else.

My mother is a monster. I’m nothing more than a pawn. But Ash…he’s my salvation.

Hades and Persephone like you’ve never seen them. This is magic, this is menace, this is myth…with a dark twist.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49686246-deranged

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I was given this book by the author for my honest opinion

When six months of the year Kory’s mom puts her up into a mental institution so that she isn’t in the way during her political campaign. One thing Kory’s mom never figured was that the doctor would actually look into her daughters past and figure out that there was really nothing wrong with her and there’s no reason she need to be mentally instituted. Until Ash came along he was a doctor that was going to look into all of his patients passed and try to figure out the real reason why all the past doctors would allow this to happen. It didn’t matter to him that Kory’s  mom was famous political personnel running for presidential office and had paid all the doctors to basically babysit her daughter. He was going to do what his rights were to make it his patient and get her out of the mental institution. But things seem to get tricky when lust fogs both Kory and Ash’s mine and they start falling for each other things get tricky and some might have to sell their soul to the devil. It’s over it was very enjoyable book not as dark as I thought it was going to be, but I really enjoyed it and it was pretty quick read.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Monica Corwin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She is an outspoken writer attempting to make romance accessible to everyone, no matter their preferences. As a Northern Ohioian, Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and a dislike of Michigan football. Monica owns more books about King Arthur than should be strictly necessary. Also typewriters…lots and lots of typewriters.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter How to Spell Disaster (Unfortunate Spells Book 1) by Jennifer Laslie


Being careless with magic is the best way to spell disaster.

Tucker didn’t think his love life could get any worse, until he comes across an antique spell book. When the translation goes awry, instead of finding one girl, he’s bombarded by women left and right. Now it’s jeopardizing both his job and sanity.

Tucker seeks answers at the occult shop, but the witchy owner advises him magic can’t always fix his problems. This time, only true love’s first kiss can lift the spell.

As the magic grows stronger, Tucker isn’t sure how much longer he can survive. But finding the right woman to kiss shouldn’t be too hard. Right?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41154365-how-to-spell-disaster?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=nLlvrLzsHo&rank=3

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Spell-Disaster-Unfortunate-Spells-Book-ebook/dp/B07Q9LQZSN/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2331DOWO2KCLY&dchild=1&keywords=jennifer+laslie&qid=1586276883&sprefix=Jennifer+Las%2Caps%2C191&sr=8-1

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

Tucker wasn’t your typical guy, ok well he was for the most part. He went to work, ordered out, lived alone but he also enjoyed a good antique book, so when his best friend Brantley got a super old book in his family’s shop he called Tucker to let him know. So tucker rushed over to check it out and was super excited about this book. Turns out it was some type of spell book, and well Tucker’s love life wasn’t the greatest so once he figured out what was in the book he didn’t figure a little love spell would hurt to, well would it? After casting the spell nothing outta the blue happened the next day just maybe a few new eyes looking at him from women who never looked his way before, well after a few days Tucker got more nothin he had bargained for with this love spell because every woman in the tri- state area wanted a crack at him and when he finds out only true loves first kiss will break the spell he truly finds out that its gonna be harder to break this spell then he thinks. This book was down right hilarious, thinking that most guys would love to have every women chasing after him would be a dream come true and then regret if it the moment it happens. Don’t mess with magic kids is the moral of this story lol.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Jennifer Laslie is a crazy cat lady who lives in Utah with her wonderful family. Her office affords her a mountain view that she loves! When she’s not thinking about cheesecake or cats, she can be found in the bookstore in the Young Adult section, coffee in hand.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter Widower’s Aura (St. Fleur Series 1) by Aj Renee


He’s a guilt-ridden single father and she’s a believer in second chances.

Sofia Brazier lives in a world full of colors.

Her ability to see auras has been useful in her career as a juvenile probation officer in New Orleans, but when things go south, she escapes to the small town of St. Fleur.

The photography business is her chance to try to rid her life of all the dark auras surrounding the damaged souls she once tried helping.

But her comfortable new world is upended when widower, and ex-security-forces-turned-handyman hunk, Noah Tyler enters the local pub and her life.

Noah knows better than to get involved with the voluptuous beauty who has captivated his every thought.

The guilt of his wife’s murder still weighed on his heart, and he needed to focus on his daughter.

That is, until his daughter vandalizes Sofia’s building and effectively seals their fate.

After cutting his daughter a break, Sofia begins tearing down the walls he built after his wife’s death.

Just when life finally seems worth living for Noah, Sofia finds herself the victim of a string of crimes. Can he protect Sofia when he failed to protect the only other woman he’s ever loved?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30173032-widower-s-aura?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=W7zTWmd0iY&rank=1

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Widowers-Aura-St-Fleur-1/dp/1536874477/ref=sr_1_12?keywords=Aj+Renee&qid=1580995131&sr=8-12

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

All Sofia wanted to do was get away from her past and start fresh. Driving to St. Fleur a small town where everyone knows everyone is just what she needed and taking a chance on a building to open up her photography business is just want she needed to start fresh. One night when Sofia was out with the girls at the local pub next door she caught sight of a hottie getting some food and she noticed she couldn’t read his aura. She had the gift to see people’s emotions and true intention through their auras and she could not figure out why she could see his. Noah is a hot single dad in town, and when his teenage daughter gets caught vandalizing Sofia’s building that’s the moment that they both knew something was off and that they should stay away from each other for both their sakes. They each thought nonstop about the other and well do they get their HEA or will their past get the best of them tearing something that never happened apart before it could even get started. This is such a great book with small town romance, hot gossip and even crazier mysterious things that will keep you on your toes.

Review by Twinsie Dee

AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter Control Us by JM Walker


Zach She was innocent. Passionate.Fierce.After Luna Stone and I went from friends to lovers, my only purpose was showing her how worthy I was. But how could I convince her when I didn’t believe it myself? I craved her touch and her smiles but most of all, her heart.I vowed to protect her and show her father that I could be the man for his daughter. I pushed.She pulled.And when all was said and done, I’d have to go through an even higher power to prove that I deserved her…Myself.*LunaHe was quiet.Withdrawn.Intense.Zach Porter and I had been friends since we were kids, but it had never amounted to anything more than that. Until now.But as close as we were getting, he was still closed off. He protected his heart and put up walls, even though he had no reason to. He shoved.I grabbed hold and never let go.If I didn’t fight for what was ours, he’d succumb to his demons and believe their vicious words telling him that he’s not good enough. To give up.On us.

Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44422339-control-us

Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/Control-Next-Generation-J-M-Walker/dp/1989782019/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3Q5X5BBUQRDFJ&keywords=jm+walker&qid=1583245231&sprefix=Jm+w%2Caps%2C185&sr=8-3

I received this book from the author for my honest opinion

Wow wow wow, Luna wanted it all a family, career and her best friend since they were kids. Zach was a troubled kid then was adopted into a loving house, but that didn’t stop the torture he went through as a child from creeping into his mind. Once these two let their feelings be known nothing could stand in their way well except for Luna’s dad that is no one was good enough for his daughter. But Zach and Luna didn’t care they wanted what they wanted but his past might just get in the way of their happiness. This book was amazing there aren’t enough words to use to describe how wonderful it is with some twist and turns and shocking surprises it’s gonna get you hook line and sinker.

Review by Twinsie Dee

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who recently hit USA Today with Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology. She 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.