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#WOTR – #Review – Halfway Drowned (Halfway Witchy #4) by Terry Maggert


Halfway Drowned (Halfway Witchy, #4)


Something is wrong with Carlie.

A magical storm. An ancient shipwreck. A hidden evil.
All three are tied together as Carlie must defend Wulfric against his past, which emerges after a raging storm tears across Halfway Lake.
When government agents descend on Halfway to investigate the mysterious shipwreck, Carlie discovers that all is not as it seems.

A thousand years old, the Viking ship holds bones. And secrets.
Not everyone went down with the ship. There were survivors, but they might be less than human. They cross paths with Carlie in a showdown that will bring her own secrets to light, for saving Wulfric came with a cost. Now, it’s time for her to pay.

Dive in with Carlie as she fights to save the one person she can’t lose.




“The time for pure magic was past. It was time to bring out my b***hcraft.” Yep, this is Carlie! She is our resident witch of Halfway that has an incredible talent for waffles and has an amazing love for Vikings (hey Wulfric!).

If you have followed this series you know that Carlie is our resident witch of Halfway and she does not take kindly to “visitors” (the things that go bump in the night) wreaking havoc on her beloved town. Out of the blue a Viking ship surfaces in the lake and this brings all the visitors to gawk and the government to come investigate. Things aren’t always what they seem and Carlie is a pro at this stuff. However, this ship hits home for Wulfric and brings up his very distant past. While they are both trying to work through the craziness that this ship has brought on they are both battling other demons. Wulfric is dealing with his past and Carlie has to deal with her future. Carlie is a very strong and resilient character but is very down to earth. And her love for her town and family is ginormous! Include the craziness that they are dealing with and her snarky remarks and this story will have you laughing out loud and the next minute having you deep in thought trying to figure out the next move. This is one of those stories that will suck you in from the beginning and keep a strong witchy hold on you until the very end.

At the risk of giving any spoilers I am going to give you a couple of my favorite lines:

My words were lost in a rumble of thunder that shook the air in my chest. Raindrops the size of baked potatoes slapped against my skin in a constant, frigid pounding, driven by the vicious wind. The howling rain felt like a car wash run by sadistic gods, determined to scour off my skin.

I am many things, but my humanity and witchcraft would coil around each other like warring serpents until dawn, when I would ask and answer a power far greater than my own soul. The answer I was granted would determine nothing less important than the rest of my life, but the need to ask the question was overpowering. I could not go on without knowing, and for Wulfric’s sake – and my own – I would not be denied.

In other words, you must read this! P.S. Be sure to check all the covers out. They are some of my favorite!




Terry Maggert

Left-handed. Father of an apparent nudist. Husband to a half-Norwegian. Herder of cats and dogs. Lover of pie. I write books. I’ve had an unhealthy fascination with dragons since the age of– well, for a while. Native Floridian. Current Tennessean. Location subject to change based on insurrection, upheaval, or availability of coffee. Ten books and counting, with no end in sight. You’ve been warned.

#WOTR – #Review – Sterling (Black Mountain Pack Book 3) by Miranda Lynn


Sterling (Black Mountain Pack Book 3)

Feeling the need for a change, fox-shifter, Sterling accepts a mission in Texas to help a struggling pack’s club. The situation is worse than they thought when they arrive but when Sterling meets Reana he know he’s found he’s been given a second chance to have a mate . Too bad she doesn’t want one.

Reana is one of the few in her pack not effected by the black magic affecting them. When Sterling came to town, she thought he’d be the answer to their problems with the Resistance. She wasn’t expecting a possessive mate ready to settle down just when she’s ready to take off.

Time is running out and Sterling needs Reana’s help to save the pack before they’re forever trapped in this web of magic wreaking havoc on all their lives. But Reana isn’t sure she can accept fate and her mate, just as she’s ready to leave pack life behind for a life of solitude. Will Sterling change her mind and get his second chance? Or will Reana’s strong will keep them both from the happiness they deserve?




Yaaasssss! Love this!!!! I thoroughly enjoy the Black Mountain Pack series. Each book centers on a different shifter and Sterling got his shot! I love me some Sterling! One of the biggest things about his past is that he had a mate and she died. He is sort of in a slump with everything that has been going on with the pack and decides to take on a mission that takes him from his home and pack. Something is shady in another pack and there is a resistance that doesn’t want shifters mixing in packs. He and his crew go to infiltrate. Here is where we meet Rea. She is a waitress at a club but this club has got some serious restrictions. Low and behold she is a fox too!!!! And these two foxes want, no, they need each other. While Sterling and his group are in the middle of the turmoil of trying to find out what the issues are with this pack, Sterling is having a hard time keeping his mind off of Rea. Rea has had it ingrained in her that she can’t have a mate because leaving her pack will mean certain death. She tries and tries to maintain herself around Sterling but neither can help the undeniable pull. While they are orchestrating a strategy to take this shady pack down they have a budding relationship that is incredible to witness. The snarkiness that Miranda Lynn brings to the story along with all the action, and let us not forget the sexy time, really makes this story come to life. They are normal people who happen to be shifters. And they become the shifters that we love! Sterling is one of my favorites yet and I am looking forward to meeting the new members of the pack. Bravo, bring on the next one!




Miranda Lynn

Mother to two boys, 3 four legged babies, and wife to a loving husband who doesn’t mind the extra voices in her head. Miranda grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois, but calls Portland, TN home now. She is an avid reader, coffee addict, and loves her day job working at the local public library. Though her true passion is in creating her own worlds, characters, and stories for her readers.

Twitter: @MirandaLynnBks

#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author Britni Hill @thatbritnihill

Britni Hill

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Britni Hill
When I’m not writing, I’m a hair stylist. I love coffee, wine, and twizzlers. I have a fascination with cheesy, teenage dramas. Horror movies are the best movies. I’ve lived in Indiana my whole life. I have a rescue pup that means the world to me.

When and Why did you start to write?

I started writing as soon as I learned how. I’ve always had stories in my head that I just needed to let out. I write because I have to. It’s part of my life. I can’t imagine ever not having characters in my head.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

JR Ward. Jennifer Armentrout. Penny Reid. Gena Showalter. Richelle Mead. There are just too many to name.

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

I have no process. It’s random. And every book–every character is different. I’m totally okay with that. It’s actually turned into a type of therapy for me.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on the 5th book in my Western Palm Series, Hitched. It’s the last one!

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I like to pretend I’m a plotter. I’m totally a pantser though. I usually do a rough outline but my characters lead me around.

What are your social links?

What are your buy links?



Angie’s review of Hushed, Book 1 the Western Palm Series HERE

#WOTR18 #CoverReveal – OUTCAST, A Good Guys Novel by Jamie Schlosser @SchlosserJamie

 OUTCAST by Jamie Schlosser is set to release March 15th!

A New Adult/College Standalone Romance



My infatuation with Ezra Johnson started how all obsessions begin—with a simple crush. Over the years I silently soaked up every shy smile and random act of kindness, wrestling them away to a secret place in my heart meant for unrequited love.

Because if it wasn’t for the fact that I tutor him once a week, I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t even know I exist.

Then I find his sketchbook.

And it changes everything.


There are two certainties in my life: I’ve been in love with Kayla Reynolds since I was fourteen, and I can’t have her.

I’ve spent years settling for a two-dimensional fantasy world, capturing her beauty with a pencil and paper. She’s kind, smart, gorgeous… and she belongs to someone else.

Or so I thought.

An interesting turn of events makes me realize things aren’t always how they appear on the outside, and now I’ve got my chance to be the man she deserves.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been called a loser. The cripple. An outcast.

But maybe—just maybe—this time the good guy won’t finish last.

Photographer: Lindee Robinson

Models: Brian Boynton and Destiny Hughbanks




Jamie Schlosser grew up on a farm in Illinois surrounded by cornfields. Although she no longer lives in the country, her dream is to return to rural living someday. As a stay-at-home mom, she spends most of her days running back and forth between her two wonderful kids and her laptop. She loves her family, iced coffee, and happily-ever-afters.



#WOTR – #Review – Shifter’s Pride (Spirit Walker’s Saga Thrillers Book 2) by Laura Hawks


Shifter's Pride (Spirit Walker's Saga Thrillers Book 2)


Detectives Shaw and Shade are more than your average crime solvers; they are Spirit Walkers.

When they catch a gruesome murder, they’re able to discern the killer has been active since the end of WW2 and the number of killings seem to be increasing in frequency.

They have one lead – Feather Woods – who appears to have known each of the victims. Is she being stalked or is she the culprit?

The detectives race to find out before Shade becomes the next victim.




This is a supernatural shifter thriller with some great history. This is book two in the saga but can be read as a standalone. I did not read the first but am incredibly intrigued to do so. At the very beginning we get some of the gruesome. There has been a murder and it was one of Feather’s best friends. Then another murder and it seems to be linked with Feather again. The detectives that interview her are shifters as well and know more of the history of Feather along with her brother, Raine. Ren, the lead detective, knows Feather from the 1800’s and soon Feather is reminded of who he is. Ren instantly wants to help Feather but his partner, Apple Shade, thinks Feather is the reason for the murders. This story goes back and forth between the 1800’s, WW2 and the present. There have been multiple murders over the past years that fit the same as these current murders. Now they are delving deep into the past to try and find the serial killer. While they are all investigating they find that they are all in danger. While they are leaning on each other some major feeling develop and then we get some sweet sexy time (wags eyebrows). But the way that this entire story unfolds, along with the back and forth from past and present, really keeps you on your toes. There are many twists and turns but at the risk of giving spoilers I am recommending this to everyone. It is very interesting and intriguing. This is a first for me from Laura Hawks but won’t be the last!




Laura Hawks

Ms. Hawks has always been interested in writing in some form or other. A few years back, she was involved with and then ran a Star Trek Interactive Writing Group which was successful for a number of years. Yes, she is a trekker and proud of it.

A few years back, she received her Master’s Degree in Ancient Civilizations, Native American History and United States History.

It was at this time she got involved in role playing on FaceBook, which gave her ample opportunities to grow and hone her writing ability.

Today she has several books out, including the Demon Trilogy, a couple of stand alone’s and a non-fiction souvenir book on the Balconies of New Orleans. She recently wrote a Suspense/Thriller which is her second non-paranormal book.

She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her three companions, all males… cats. She travels as much as she can to various Author/Reader conventions and loves to meet established fans and make new ones, some of which she considers friends more than fans. Check out her FB page to see where she is going next.. maybe you can join her.

#WOTR – #REVIEW – Legend of the Raven (The Union Series 2) by Shawn Reilly


Legend of the Raven (The Union Series #2)


When Elle Ison finally flees from a five-year abusive relationship, she finds that freedom is still just beyond her grasp. She has no place to run, no money and no options.
That is until a band of mysterious, good-looking heroes come to her rescue, sweeping Elle up into the world of ani-shifts, humans with the ability to shift into animal form. Elle becomes mesmerized by the magic of their world—one she believed only existed in her imagination—and the mystery surrounding the Lake family. Especially the intimidating Asher Lake who is charged with leading the secret organization of shifters known as the Union, and the protégés left in his care.
Elle is lost and lonely—and wants nothing more than to be part of a real family, even one as broken and dysfunctional as the Lakes. But if Elle chooses to stay, she must bind herself all over again—this time by archival laws which dictate that she make a commitment to a man who has vowed never to fall in love. For Elle, this means forfeiting the one dream she has never realized.
Elle must weigh her options: should she give in and relinquish her right to dream of love…or will she leave the safety of Lake Manor behind, along with the family she has come to care for—and never look back.




The fates are at it again…or is it destiny?

“It’s hard living with the things I can’t change. I don’t want to see guilt and regret staring back at me in the mirror every day of my life.” Being afraid to live, to really live is, is a common theme in the Lake household. If you are reading this I hope that you have read Call of the Raven as the Legend of the Raven picks up right where we left off.

After the intense ending of the first book we are brought right into the madness that makes up the Lakes. We get to really get to know the Lakes and the protégés. Each one has their quirks and differences. Elle, however, is taking things in stride. She has more or less been given an ultimatum. It’s one that keeps her safe and taken care of for her entire life. But there is a contract involved between her and Asher. I am not one for giving spoilers but we are met with a tragic event at the beginning and this has all of them on edge. As time goes on we really, REALLY, get to know the characters and learn much more of the Union and Council. Plus we get to get inside Asher’s head! (swoon) Asher is the keeper who vowed to never love and not to fall in love so that he doesn’t get called by the raven to his certain death. Elle being in the picture now has changed everything. Asher is breaking. Elle is getting comfortable. And they are all coming together as a family. With Grant’s daughter in the home with them it seems that Grant has been visiting her. Now on the hunt for Mary’s mom and any clue on what Grant was doing to try and break the curse everyone has been on high alert. With the Gothi around, the Blackbirds, and traitor lurking around things get really intense.

One of my favorite things about the series so far is that this shifter story is not the same as any others I have read. They are ani-shifts that are normal people but with different laws and some pretty cool abilities. The world building is amazing and the characters….well the characters you fall in love with. Each one has their own quirks and issues. We all can relate or know someone that is similar to each and every one of them. The intensity with the twists and turns make this a page turner. I couldn’t wait to see what happened and have already started book 3. I am hooked!!!




Shawn Reilly

an page,…

When it seemed like I was only an F away from flunking out of the sixth grade, a retired schoolteacher took me under her wing. After some tutoring and testing, she informed my parents that the reason I was having trouble in school wasn’t that I was dumb but instead dyslexic. When my stepfather heard this, he decided to take me to a used bookstore with the belief that the best way to improve my reading skills was to read. Some of the books were hard to get through at first, but with his encouragement, I refused to give up. We made many trips to that bookstore, and I especially loved the science fiction and fantasy sections. Then one day, after complaining about the ending of a particular book, my stepfather told me that if I didn’t like the books that I had been reading, then to write one myself—so I did.

My first attempt resulted in a horribly written western when I was fourteen, staring a cocky gun-slinging cowboy by the name Curt Calhoun. Curt along with his seven brothers, who all shared C names in common, may never have seen the pages of a book, but that was the day I started writing, and never stopped.

Shawn Reilly lives in Mt. Comfort Indiana. She has three beautiful and talented daughters, one very loving and supportive husband, and an overweight American Pitt Bull Terrier named Noah. When she’s not writing she’s spending time with her family, boating and fishing, and attending signings. She is the author of The Union series and The Children of the Alliance Trilogy. She supports those with Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and animal rescue.


#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author Kelly Moran @authorkmoran

Kelly Moran

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m Kelly Moran, and I write contemporary and paranormal romance. I’m a chocoholic and coffee junkie who resides in Wisconsin with my hubby and 3 sons. I speak sarcasm fluently.

When and Why did you start to write?

I started making up stories in kindergarten and never really stopped. I write because I think I have to in order to stay sane.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

Nora Roberts, Carla Neggers, and Heather Graham are my go-to authors. I highly suggest trying Mackenzie Crowne, AJ Nuest, and Vonnie Davis if you haven’t yet.

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

Once I let the characters take over and write the stories, my process started going a lot smoother.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on a paranormal witch trilogy called “Fated” and more books in my rom-com series “Redwood Ridge.”

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I start a book being a pantser, but almost always wind up plotting to keep the tone even.

What are your social links?

Street Team:


What are your buy links?


#WOTR – #Review – Rust (King’s Harlots MC #6) by JM Walker


“An unexpected evil brings both the MC and Military world together in this brand new series by J.M. Walker”

His demons are loud.
Held captive within his mind, he does everything he can to forget his life before Vice-One.
As one of the newest recruits, his main goal is to have his “brothers” trust him and he’ll do just about anything to make that happen. Until one passionate night with Creena Chan, the military was all he had.

She’s hiding from her past.
A trained professional, she keeps that part of her life to herself. The darkness weighs heavily on her chest, mixing with the beats of her heart, caused by the one man she tries to ignore. Vincent Stone is nothing like she imagined. Months of flirting lead to an explosion she never saw coming.

Only when Creena and Stone’s limits are tested, do they realize exactly what they will do to find that peace their family and friends deserve.




“Love and pain. It was a toxic combination.” I am going to miss the King’s Harlots! This is not my normal genre but it is an epic mix of awesomeness! The series has gone from really good to oh my gawd amazing! Every book seems to get better and better. It has been a non-stop love/hate relationship that most definitely keeps you wanting more. Rust is no different. Although, I must say that Creena’s and Stone’s stories may be my favorite  . One thing that this series has given us is the raw and gritty. Well folks, it absolutely raw and gritty in the best possible way. I want to talk about the story but I know I will give away spoilers so that’s gonna be a no-no this time. They are both holding secrets, like major secrets that are gonna shake the Harlot’s and Vice One’s worlds. The back story of these two is intense. When Creena and Stone crash together things explode! It’s HAWT!!! It’s ACTION packed! It’s TWISTED!! It’s OVER!! (wipes tears from face).

In an effort to not spoil the story I will give you a couple lines that were my fave!

Sex with Stone came at a price. It cost me my sanity because all I could think about was him. My thirst for him was never quenched. It only made it worse. I could drink him up, feast on his body, and never be satisfied.

We crave that darkness but even after accepting its fate, it can still haunt us for years. Maybe even the rest of our lives. Sometimes people take advantage of that. Hire us to do their dirty work because they’re scared to do it themselves.

This is an incredible series with an equally incredible ending. Bravo, JM Walker! Get it girl!





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

#WOTR18 #Review #Paranormal #Fae – Beyond the Veil of Whispered Dreams (The Veil Book #1) by Jolanthe Aleksander




Things are not always simple or what they seem.
Daria McClaren is content. She has her dance school, her cousin Celine and the man of her dreams. Literally.

Iauron is uneasy. As the High King of the Fae, his chosen Queen Verisiel is calling to him, but he cannot find her. The court insists that she has crossed over. He is not so sure that is the case. He has searched every realm looking. Every realm, but the human one.

The race is on. Beyond the veil lie truths waiting to be revealed. Which one will have the courage to look? Will they be in time?




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

I really liked the premise of this book.  The Fae King Iauron is looking for his Queen, Versisiel, who is hiding in the Human world.  He has been looking for CENTURIES and just recently found the thread to their bond.  He is stunned she goes to hide there vs any other place.

Daria is a regular girl who is having weird dreams nightly about someone saying they will find her.  When her friend asks her to come work with her for the summer she meets “Ian” AKA Iauron.  He is meeting her in the human word to help her remember who she really is and take her home.  Getting her to fall back in love is also on the agenda!!!

Dramorion, The Prince and Aislinn all have different reasons for NOT wanting the queen to be found.  He wants the throne for himself and she is the pawn he is using for the power. She thinks she will be ruling with the king when the queen is never found.  Poor Poor Aislinn gets taught a valuable lesson, don’t trust anyone and don’t go against your king.

Ian and Daria do fall in love along with have some more surprises happen for them.  The king learned of the betrayal and starts to make a plan to get his queen home safe and also help her remember everything.

Like I said before, I did like this story but I felt it was a little bit slow in parts and the end of the story seemed a bit too rushed.  I will continue to read because I am curious about Daria/Verisiel.


Jolanthe Aleksander

Jolanthe is a Marine Corps Brat and proud of it. The nomadic life of the military helped develop her love of reading and books became her friend.

A dancer, Jolanthe appeared in several productions in high school and later in the area theatres. She gave up her role of dancer/actress for her greatest role to date, that of Mother to a son who reminds her every day to find joy in the simplest of things and to use her imagination.

Missing the stage, and at the prompting of some on-line friends, Jolanthe gave rp-ing with an internet group a try. There she found and developed her skill as a writer.
When not working, writing, or keeping up with her son, Jolanthe can be found scouring antique shops, used bookstores, and of course, reading.

#WOTR18 #Historical #Regency – Earl of Sunderland (Wicked Earls’ Club #4) by Aubrey Wynne

Earl of Sunderland (Wicked Earls' Club, #4)

Christopher Roker, the Earl of Sunderland, has been surrounded by title-hunting chits all of his life. It is a point of pride to be the oldest member of the Wicked Earls’ Club. But if he has to beget an heir, perhaps he could find a simple country chit to keep tucked away…

Grace Beaumont has seen what love can do to a woman. Her mother died, producing a coveted son late in life. A devastated father and newborn brother forces Grace to take on the role of Lady Beaumont and all of its responsibilities. But Grace finds she enjoys the freedom and power of her new status—minus the husband.

Kit travels to northern England with a friend, who has inherited some property. When the neighboring beauty arrives with her tales of murder and hauntings, he’s intrigued. As they search the castle for its secrets, the earl realizes Grace is much more captivating than the legend.


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

I am a historical LOVER!!  I love the Ton.  I love Regency.  I love the corsets.  I love the rules.  I love the gossip.  I love the sneaking away to steal a moment with your loved one.  I. Just. Love. It!!

So this book didn’t disappoint me.  I opened it and devoured it in no time.  I was so drawn to the characters and their situations that placed the two of them together.  I loved how open minded Kit was about a woman.  He was raised by a strong woman and so he in turn wants a strong wife.

Grace has been the Lady of her family’s lands since her mother died at the young age of 15.  She became the woman of the house raising her brother, taking care of the ground, the staff and her father.  She wants to live her life her way and isn’t looking for a husband.  They will pin her down and she loves her independence.

Grace and Kit meet when her cousin/bestie marries Kit’s twin brother.  They hit it off but time was not right for them.  He had to return to the military to fight Napoleon while she must continue to raise her brother.

When they meet back up the sparks pick up right where they were at the wedding.  Neither are looking for an HEA.  They just want to pass the time over the summer with a friendly face and some silly flirting.  Little do they know, the silly fun turns serious very quickly.  Then both are worried about how the other will react to the news the other is in love with them.

I loved the scene when Kit comes to see her at her family home and we learn of all that he has planned and all he declares to our girl.  I also love the side characters in the story.  They are all there and offer the right guidance to the characters when they need it.  I would love to see Grace’s dad marry again along with Eliza!

Bestselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding, and all things Christmas.

Her short stories Merry Christmas, Henry and Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies won the Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice in 2013 and 2014. Dante’s Gift, first in A Chicago Christmas series, received the 2016 Golden Quill, Aspen Gold, and Heart of Excellence awards.

Her upcoming series “A Vintage Romance” was inspired by tales of her stepfather, who served in the British Air Force in WWII. Wynne’s medieval fantasy series “Medieval Encounters” begins with Rolf’s Quest, 2016 NTRWA Great Expectations winner.