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#WOTR19 #Review – The Arts of Love: Stories of Sensual Creativity by Harley Easton

The Arts of Love: Stories of Sensual Creativity

You know what they say about those creative types…

Playful, rebellious, sensitive and passionate, nobody loves like an artist. These sixteen stories set the stage for racy encounters with bad boy rock stars, sensual actors, and artists seeking their muse. Inside this collection you’ll find:

* A drummer aching to satisfy the one woman who doesn’t recognize that he’s a rock star
* A writer unaware that his fans and former assistant find him undeniably attractive
* An eccentric college professor enticing her protégé with informal lessons on dance, drawing, and desire
* A stage manager struggling to remain professional with the show’s sexy director

Whether you’re looking for a playwright provoking her friend’s uptight cop neighbor to help with blocking, two choir men battling for the affection of the girl-next-door, or a struggling writer finding an unusual muse in the Japanese countryside, this collection will have you ready for romance.

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

So I will claim right up front, I know jack all about music…LOL  so I appreciated the Musical Terms Glossary at the end of the first story!!

This book is a collection of short stories from this author.  Each story is about a different character and a different musical theme I guess you could say.

The book is a great way to sample to author to see her writing style and flow in each story.  I have previously read one other story, but this was a different vibe then that one.  Some of the stories in the collection are a whole lot steamier then the others….HELLO BRADLEY in Headphones……. where others are less heat filled but still naughty.

It’s a great book if you have a few minutes and want to read a quick story.  Its also great if you are looking for light but solid writing in each story.  I have to say Mistaken Identity was my favorite.  The story of Justin and Gina was great.  I would love to know more about them.

Harley Easton is a Renaissance woman dabbling in everything life offers. She’s worked at a major theme park, found expert witnesses for legal cases, been a guest lecturer at a well known national museum, and worked with medical students. Putting experience and insanity to good use, she’s become an author specializing in erotic, romantic, and speculative fiction.

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlight – Lisa Caviness

Lisa Caviness

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Lisa Caviness. I’m originally from the Midwest but I lived in the Boston area for a number of years before moving to Indiana. I have a degree in Nursing and have worked in various positions in healthcare including as a psychiatric nurse and as a research project manager for pharmaceutical and medical device clinical trials. I have three children, a busy attorney husband, and an adorable black cat that comes to stay with me on occasion.

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

I don’t have a special place to write but when working at home I often move from my desk to various locations around the house. I also write in the car, usually when we’re going to visit my parents in Ohio (and my husband is driving of course!) or while waiting for one of kids at soccer practice, piano, or one of the other many activities they are involved in. I usually don’t eat and write but I will often have tea or coffee.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

My favorite things about attending signings are talking to readers as enthusiastic as I am about books. I also enjoy meeting authors and collecting new books of my own to read.

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

That’s a hard question because I have several favorites who I believe are great authors. If I had to settle on one I’d choose Nora Roberts because her books started my love of the romantic suspense genre.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My favorite memory was the thrill and emotion of publishing my first book. The first time I saw my words in print was a special moment I thought I’d never have. It was a lot of hard work and a moment I’ll never forget.

What are your social links?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LisaCaviness1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisaCavinessWriter
Amazon Author page: http://hyperurl.co/lqr3zk
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14668568.Lisa_Caviness
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisacaviness1/

What are your buy links?

Author website: http://www.lisacavinessauthor.com

 

Twinsie Kelly’s Review of Order of Fear HERE

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Lynda J. Cox

Lynda J. Cox

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m Lynda J Cox, and I write under my own name. I love history, love the American West (there is something good for the soul in those wide open spaces, huge expanses of bright blue skies, and towering, snow-capped mountains), and grew up on a steady diet of Western movies and syndicated Western TV shows. Writing about the cowboy seems only natural, considering all of that.

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

My office–it’s really the only place I can be productive. Food all depends on my mood, though most of the time it’s either pretzels or Good N Plenty. Yeah, I know, that’s a weird pairing.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

The best part of any signing I’ve attended is getting to meet readers–even if they don’t read western historical romance. We still find things to chat about, books we like, and if I can convince them to give a hot, smexy, historical cowboy a chance, all the better. And if not–hey, I’ve still made a friend. I count that as a win on any day.

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

I would love to meet LaVyrle Spencer.

What author would you love to write with?

I would love to co-author a romance with Cindy Nord. She’s simply an amazing historical romance author and one of the kindest, most genuine people I’ve had the honor to meet and call my friend.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I have so many–readers who told me how much they loved my books, signing my first contract with the Wild Rose Press–but my most treasured moment as an author has to be the e-mail from a reader who said that after reading *West of Forgotten*, she was able to summon up the courage to start therapy to begin recovering from a sexual assault that happened decades before. That e-mail moved me to tears.

What are your social links?

e-mail: Lynda.cox@aol.com;

web page: www.lyndajcox.com;

FB: https://www.facebook.com/lyndajcox;

bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/lynda-j-cox

What are your buy links?

I just send everyone to my Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Lynda-J-Cox/e/B009LW3JZ6

 

Twinsie Angie’s Review of Smolder on a Slow Burn HERE

#WOTR19 #CoverReveal – Twisted by Aleatha Romig

 

The underworld of Chicago is far from forgiving. It’s a world where knowledge means power, power money, and money everything.

While I paid the ultimate price to have it all, it wasn’t my decision to give up my life.

That doesn’t mean I ceased to exist, only to live.

Going where the job takes me and living in the shadows, with deadly accuracy I utilize the skills inherent to me, not knowing from where they came, not recalling what I’d lost.

And then I saw her.

Laurel Carlson.

I shouldn’t want her, desire her, or need her, yet with each sighting I know she is exactly what I have to have. Laurel has the ability to do what I thought was impossible. She sees what others don’t.

My gut tells me that it’s a deadly mistake to change my plans and open my world to her. My mind says she’ll be repulsed by my twisted existence.

None of that matters, because my body won’t take no for an answer.

I’ve made dangerous mistakes before.

This time, will the price be too high?

 

From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new dark romance bringing us back to the same dangerous underworld as SECRETS. You do not need to read the Web of Sin trilogy to get caught in this new and intriguing saga, Tangled Web.

TWISTED is book one of the TANGLED WEB trilogy which will continue in OBSESSED and conclude in BOUND.

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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – E. M. Shue

E.M. Shue

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

E.M. Shue, I live right outside Anchorage, AK. Besides writing I work full time, still have one kiddo at home that I homeschool and have 3 dogs. My husband is a trucker.

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

My office and I actually really like tea and water when I write. I’m not picky on foods.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Seeing the readers.

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

Aurora Rose Reynolds

What author would you love to write with?

So many to choose from. I’d love to write a story for Aurora’s world.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Meeting Rebecca Zanetti, getting invited to WOTR19 and Book splash AK

What are your social links?

Website: www.authoremshue.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/emshue_ak
Facebook: www.facebook.com/EMShue
E.M. Surprises – fun, games, excerpts and more…– https://www.facebook.com/groups/1798449467096528/
Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/E.M.-Shue/e/B071KV3DMG
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/e.m.shue/
Newsletter – https://www.subscribepage.com/a5l0u1
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/e-m-shue

What are your buy links?

https://books2read.com/u/3k0j0O – Sniper’s Kiss; http://books2read.com/u/mBMBMv – Angel’s Kiss; http://books2read.com/u/mYgJWW – Love’s First Kiss; http://books2read.com/u/3L00QN – Secret’s Kiss; http://books2read.com/u/mVBXZp – Second Chance’s Kiss; for paperbacks see my website.

 

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Aly Grady

Aly Grady

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Aly Grady – Indiana living but New Englander at heart.

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

Favorite place to write is on the couch – most productive place is a different story. I have to have something to drink when I write.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love meeting the other writers. After all – every writer is a reader too.

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

Because of attending a national event for writers, I’ve had the privilege to meet many of my all time favorite writers. I’d probably have to say the one writer I’d fall over myself with a fan girl moment would be Bella Andre. I’ve read a lot of her books and love her style.

What author would you love to write with?

]Because mystery is out of my element – I’d love to collaborate with TC Winters on a cozy mystery that I’ve started but can’t wrap my brain around the twist and turns needed to do the story justice. I love how her minds works a story out.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Seeing “Racer’s Widow” printed for the first time brought me to tears.

What are your social links?

FB – www.facebook.com/AlyGrady2012

Twitter –www.twitter.com/AlyGrady


Instagram www.instagram.com/AlyGrady

What are your buy links?

my website has links to all the available retailers – http://bit.ly/2B2grVh

Twinsie Angies Review of A Girlfriend for Christmas HERE

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights- Aubrey Wynne

Aubrey Wynne

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Aubrey Wynne I’m a teacher by day and author/editor by night. To relax I ride my horses, play with my fur babies, travel, and listen to audiobooks. My favorite animal is a pic because they are even smarter than dogs and so stinking cute. (Pun intended.)

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

My living room, looking out the big picture window at the evergreens and various critters that live in the woods – deer, turkey, foxes, eagles, hawks, bunnies. And I like any kind of munchie on hand, especially popcorn or chocolate.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting people – other authors, readers, bloggers. It’s so dang exciting.

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

LaVyrle Spencer or Jude Devereaux

What author would you love to write with?

Kathryn LeVeque or Sherri Cobb South

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The first phone call accepting one of my short stories for publication.

What are your social links?

https://www.twitter.com/Aubreywynne51 https://www.instagram.com/aubreywynne51 https://www.facebook.com/maginificentvalor https://www.bookbub.com/profile/aubrey-wynne http://www.aubreywynne.com

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/Aubrey-Wynne/e/B00II8QD6G/ https://www.bookbub.com/profile/aubrey-wynne

 

 

#WOTR19 #Review – Fall by CA Harms

Title: Fall 
Series: Montgomery Series #3
Author: CA Harms
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 26, 2019
Knoxville Montgomery liked things his way. He kept everything simple and he was always in control. That is until a head-strong blonde stumbled into his life and changed everything. She became a challenge he refused to give up on.
 
It didn’t matter how much Knoxville tried, Tinley would not give into him. She couldn’t. On the outside, she appeared to be resilient and untouchable, but her reality was a much different story. 
 
But Knoxville would not give up. Little by little, he started to tear down her walls, and at that moment, Tinley knew. Even though she fought it with every, single fiber in her body, their outcome was fated.
 
She would Fall…
 
And all she could do now was hope he’d willing to catch her.

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

Finally, my man gets a dang book!!  LOL

These men are super great reads.  I mean HELLO I was torn up about which brother I was going to claim.  Since my friends get MAD when I claim them all, I stuck with Knox.

So Knox and Tinley…holy hell did the pages melt.  These two are some kinda yummy to read.  Knox is just *Dream Sigh* I mean …yeah he is just that!!  Tinley….guuuuuuuurl has some stuff going on that she has to deal with but Knox was all in .  He knew she was it for him and he was not letting her down!!  Remember how I said he was dreamy…yeah me too…wait ok back to the story review….

So Tinley was done with men and the Ice Queen was not going to give in to it anymore.  She has her mind set and then ….yeah….Knox…….Ladies if you haven’t realized by NOW…..this story is everything you will love in a romance.  There are hilarious scenes thanks to Lex.  There is chemistry thanks to Knox and there is a great HEA waiting for you to read and discover!!!

C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.
 
She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

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#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Miranda Lynn

Miranda Lynn

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Miranda Lynn I am a romance author, married, two teen boys, two four legged fur babies who loves coffee, wine, books, netflix, and gaming. I read to better my writing and I write to alleviate the voices in my head. I am an introverted extrovert. I can get along at gatherings but also truly enjoy being a hermit as well. I hate housework, grocery shopping gives me the willies and I have a great sense of sarcasm usually two minutes too late. But start me on talking about books and we will become fast friends.

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

With my new desk my office is my favorite place. I need snacks of some sort, salty sweet preferably but no necessary.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

The readers first and foremost and then getting to reconnect with fellow authors. Both always send me home with fuel to dive back into writing.

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

Karen Marie Moning

What author would you love to write with?

Elle Boon

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

When Jodie Bivens headed straight for my table to give me the biggest hugs. To this day I consider her one of the best people, readers, and friends.

What are your social links?

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2yGcx5B
Facebook: http://bit.ly/2C7nSZX
Facebook Readers Group: http://bit.ly/2o7urWU
Instagram:http://bit.ly/2Bjk4Fw
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2obziaY
BookBub: http://bit.ly/2Gs36Xe
Twitter: http://bit.ly/2FfXj7P
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/2FJUcIJ

What are your buy links?

All books can be found on my Amazon page: http://amzn.to/2yGcx5B

Twinsie Angies Review of Mack , Black Mountain Pack Book #1 HERE

 

#WOTR19 #NewRelease #Paranormal – The Dragon of New Orleans (The Treasure of Paragon Book 1) by Genevieve Jack

The Dragon of New Orleans (The Treasure of Paragon Book 1)

New Orleans: city of intrigue, supernatural secrets, voodoo, and one enigmatic dragon…

For 300 years, Gabriel Blakemore has survived hidden among humans after a coup in his native realm of Paragon scattered him and his siblings across the globe. Keeping his secret has preserved his dragon magic but led to a life devoid of true intimacy. Now a voodoo curse threatens to end his immortal existence. His only hope is to find an antidote, one that may rest in a mortal woman.

Death is a welcome end for Raven Tanglewood. After five years of unsuccessful treatment for her brain cancer, her illness has become a prison, something her adventurous spirit cannot abide.

When Gabriel heals Raven and binds her to him, he awakens a connection stronger than any he’s ever known. But she sees the bond as another kind of captivity. Can Gabriel win her love and trust in time to awaken the life-saving magic within her? Or will his fiery personality and possessive ways drive her from his side and seal his fate?

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

When I saw this book, I was curious for a couple of reasons.  The first is I wanted to read a book from this author and jumping into series that are already out plus a few deep is hard to do.  The other reason is HELLO SHIFTERS…..HELLO DRAGON SHIFTERS.  To be honest, I have only read one other series about dragons.  I loved the direction/spin she took with her series because it was very different from what I expected.

I will say the world building was slow and a time or two I was a little confused BUT stick with the story because after a while I couldn’t put the book down.  I was dying to know about Raven and her dragon Gabriel.  My favorite scene is when Gabriel admits how crazy he is for Raven…..this woman brought a powerful dragon to his knees…..sigh……..

The angst between the characters builds and it BURNS people…sooo burns!!!  I was so ready, much like Raven, for when they did some “How you doing “ time *Wink wink*  Their love story was very sweet and I enjoyed watching them fall for each other while also trying to protect the other.

The curse and the family fall out Gabriel has to over come was crazy intense.  Poor guy has a crazy woman and crazy uncle after him!!  I mean he can’t live anywhere without having threats to his life!

I am so looking forward to the next book and hanging with Gabriel and Raven again.  I am sure Gabriel will be just as possessive over Raven with his brother which is hilarious BUT also trying to find their siblings will be good reads.   I wonder how the family will react to the everything Gabriel has to warn them about in regards to their family!!

USA Today bestselling author Genevieve Jack writes weird, witty, and wicked-hot paranormal romance and fantasy. Coffee and wine are her biofuel, the love lives of witches, shifters, and vampires her favorite topic of conversation. She harbors a passion for old cemeteries and ghost tours, thanks to her years attending a high school rumored to be adores the beaches of the southeast, where she spends her days with her laptop and one lazy dog.