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#WOTR19 #NewRelease #review #erotica – Anaconda Nights by Elissa Daye

Anaconda Nights

Some say ignorance is bliss, at least that’s what Tinley tries to tell herself when she sees the fresh meat on display at Anaconda. When she steps on the party bus, she has no idea it will be leading her to an exclusive resort with escorts that cater to a rich woman’s every need.

At first, she is afraid to give in, but when Adam enters the scene she can’t seem to get enough of him. His hard body, sweet silky voice, his eyes…if she could actually see them. All the men at Anaconda wear masks to protect their identities while keeping them mysteriously sexy at the same time.

All the same, she can’t help but wonder what would happen if she just tore the mask off. Would she be pleased with what she saw, or would the person beneath the mask lead her down a whole other rabbit hole altogether?

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

When Elissa asked if I would like to read her new steamy novel, I said sure thing.  Who can pass up steamy right???  I liked the premise of the story and the whole “mystery man” so I jumped in.

Our girl Tinley is a hot mess.  She is so worried that people don’t take her seriously because she is a woman, that she works herself to the bone.  When her sister is getting married and is having her bachelorette night, she forces Tinley to come.  She doesn’t tell her where they are going which is essentially a legal reverse brothel.  Instead of the ladies doing the servicing, it’s the men who are.  Needless to say, Tinley freaks.  When she meets her “escort” for the night she is a bit stunned at how good of a time they had and books another weekend with him.

Seeing Tinley realize she can be a woman, feminine annnnd formidable in the workplace was priceless.  Tinley reconnects with herself and soon embraces her sensual female side thanks to her time with Adam.  When the next weekend happens and we find out who Adam is really…..welllll, I think we all saw it coming .

Seeing Tinley deal with her feelings and emotions while making major life changes after her weekend was awesome.  We also see Tinley making Adam work for a chance at a future with her.  The couple have some serious issues because she is worried she can’t satisfy man who has been “hooking” up with multiple ladies or so she thinks.

I enjoyed the story and liked the ending scene.  It was really sweet but super funny as well.

Ever since childhood, I have enjoyed reading stories as an escape from life. When I was a teenager I started to write my own stories that kept me entertained whenever I ran out of books to read. When I was accepted into Illinois Summer School for the Arts in my Junior year of High School, I knew I wanted to become a writer. I graduated from Illinois State University in December 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and began my teaching career, hoping to find moments to write in my free time.

After seven years of teaching, I decided to focus on my writing and made the decision to put my teaching years behind me so that I could create the stories I had always dreamed of. I am now happily married and a stay at home mom. I try my best to master the art of multitasking to get everything accomplished and write in any spare moment I can find.

 

 

#WOTR19 #TwinsiefortheDayBecky #Review – Angel’s Collar by Anna Hague

Angel's Collar (Love Strictly Tested Book 1)

I have it all…until he shows me more.

I didn’t intentionally spill wine all over the most beautiful guy in the room, and one look at those icy-blue eyes brings on a major lapse in coherent speech. Jordan Caldera tells me his secret and wants me to join him. This is where my journey into submission begins.

So much about BDSM freaks me out, but at the same time, I can’t help but be intrigued. When I imagine Jordan doing those things to me, I can’t resist the adventure. Mind-blowing sex aside, my life is changing at an alarming rate and getting very complicated. Between balancing my career and my best friend’s concerns, the secrets I’m keeping are killing me.

What am I willing to risk for the new lifestyle I’ve embraced…and the man I love?

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Review by Becky

I received the book for my honest review.

This book was different than others have read.  I absolutely enjoyed it!  Following Emma (Jordan’s Angel) step into the BDSM arena and learn added reality for me.  Everyone has to start somewhere.  Emma and Jordan feel deeply in love and had a connection from the first meeting.  Sizzle!!! Dayum!!! Who wouldn’t want to give it a go with a hottie like Jordan??

We followed Emma and Jordan through their sexual growth together.  It didn’t come without difficulties or strain on their relationship.  Emma’s bestie, Sabrina, walked out of Emma’s live when she figured out and was able to confirm that Emma was a collared sub.  The loss of her best friend and her job hit Emma hard.  She lost herself and her marriage and the bedroom arrangement began to suffer.

Jordan and Emma stuck together.  With Jordan’s BDSM knowledge, he was able to put together the ground rules for their relationship to regain their stronger than ever marriage and HOT, HOT, HOT bedroom action.  Emma tells her story to a reporter, Jessica…….not as Emma, but as a disguised woman.

Anna leaves us with hanging when Emma answers the hotel door where the interview was held to see her long lost bestie….walk into the hotel room and ask if the reporter she talked to was Jessica…. Uh oh……there’s some shit behind that!  Kudos Anna!

For 25 years, I’ve worked as a sports writer. I decided now was the time to pursue romance fiction as an author. I found a great group of RWA author friends who have helped me tremendously.
I get great support from my husband, and although they don’t know it, my three parrots and dog give me a huge boost everyday.

 

#WOTR19 #ThrowbackReview – Beneath the Skin, College Obsession Romance Book 2 by Daryl Banner

Beneath The Skin (A College Obsession Romance, #2)

 

This is the second book in the College Obsession Romance series. This book is a standalone but has recurring characters from the first book.

They call me a player, but really I’m a lover.
I fall in love seven days a week.

Give me a few minutes and I’ll charm my way into any woman’s heart. Give me a few hours and I’ll have her flat on her back, headboard dented, panties on the lampshade, and begging for more – guaranteed.

Until I’m knocked off my feet by Nell, the bangin’ art school chick with the killer bod.

No, it isn’t some love-at-first-sight kind of thing. In fact, I hate how she looks at me with those sharp, gorgeous eyes and I’m tripping over my feet, my swagger lost.

What is it about this woman that drives me crazy?

She deflects all my advances. She doesn’t laugh at my jokes.
She makes me feel like I’m the joke.

Now, she’s got her hands on a new art project.

I’d rather she had them on me.

**** If you haven’t read “Read My Lips” – the first book in this series – don’t worry: the FULL novel is included with your copy of Beneath The Skin! PLUS, Read My Lips contains a *bonus* epilogue exclusive to this Kindle edition that you won’t want to miss. ****

The College Obsession Romance series centers around a group of friends and the relationships they form during their time at a small-town Texas school. They are angsty, steamy new adult novels with HEAs and NO cheating. Although they are obsession-themed romances, there are no stalkers or psychos!

 

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This is what happens when the player becomes the played! Not intentional by any means but Brant is the player….at least that is what everyone says. He thinks with his second head all of the time. But when he is caught in a tricky position by Nell, he all of a sudden can’t get her out of his head. The interest in other women leave and he his swagger has vanished. It is completely hilarious seeing Brant trip over himself trying to get and keep Nell’s attention. Nell is the tortured artist who decides to give Brant a whirl. She tries to do what she can to scare him off but Brant doesn’t learn and keeps coming back for more. These two characters are completely different but the antics and shenanigans that they get into will keep you wanting more. Then again, opposites attract. The characters complement each other in an amazing way. The perfect love/hate relationship. As they get to know each other we get to see a completely different side to each character. The best thing about these characters and the story is that you feel that you are right in the story and you can relate to what each one is going through. I found myself smiling and laughing and the next minute my heart strings were being pulled. Bravo, Daryl Banner! You did it again! Looking forward to the next story.

 

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Daryl Banner is an author and composer who graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Theatre and Psychology. He writes new adult romance, M/M romance, post-apocalyptic fantasy, and dystopian. He is most inspired by the smart and unlikely hero, but urges you (the reader) not to fall in love with them; they may deceive you with their innocence.

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He also composes original soundtracks that accompany his books and series. You can listen to and download them here: http://darylbanner.bandcamp.com

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – T.M. Cromer

T.M. Cromer

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

T.M. Cromer

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

Favorite spot to write? The couch in my living room, but I like to plot in my kayak – preferably while on the lake, but I’ll sit in it in my yard if I have too. Yes, there is an unhealthy attachment there. I have a handy-dandy supply of chocolate always at the ready. I call it my brain food. 😉

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Definitely the fans! It always blows me away at how welcoming and appreciative they are.

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

I think it would have to be J.K. Rowlings because I admire her so much. I mean, what an inspiration, right?

What author would you love to write with?

Jill Barnett. Granted, I’d have to switch genres to Historical, but I don’t see a problem with that. 🙂 For the record, she’s a doll!

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

It has to be from my first reader/author con. From across the room, a woman screamed and drew everyone’s attention. As she charged toward me, I looked behind me to see who she was rushing for. It was me! She nearly broke my ribs; she hugged me so tightly. Good times!

What are your social links?

facebook.com/tmcromer
twitter.com/tmcromer
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pinterest.com/tmcromer

What are your buy links?

You can find links for all my books at tmcromer.com/books.

Twinsie Angie’s Review of Burning Resolutions

I received this book for an honest review.
*Snort* Yes I am still laughing at this book. I mean if you like funny and insane then this my friends is a book for you. I mean the first chapter had me LAUGHING so hard and out loud. It’s an over the top yet so much fun read. I think that if you enjoyed Tara Sivec’s writing then you will need to read these as well!
Erica, the main character is soo me….packing on a few pounds and hating the way she looks she decided to go to the gym. Holy Mother of God who is the work out sadist…errr…coach?? Why yes hottie from high school Zach that’s who! The banter had me cracking up at parts and laughing so hard. When the two are flirting and thinking about the good old high school days there is a bit of drama which causes Erica and Zach to spend more and more time together which makes them become more and more attracted to each other. The chemistry was hot and their relationship was a wild ride. The suspense storyline was good but you can kiiiiiiinda figure it out but the twist we get was something I wasn’t expecting!!
Yes there were times I was gonna vagina punch Erica for letting her insecurities push Zach away and same to him with a solid nut punch because he would compare Erica to women from his past but generally I loved the two. I laughed so hard and was thrilled when the book 2’s story line started to take shape…man Mason and Shondra are gonna be so much fun to read because he opened his mouth and inserts his foot A LOT around her!! LOL

 

#WOTR19 #Review #MFM #Novella – The Trouble with Angels by Maggie Adams

The Trouble with Angels

Christine Baxter was having a helluva night. Her blind date had run out on her and the check. She had run into a mugger trying to steal her purse and succeeding. Finally, her beloved Beetle, Pinkie, had run out of gas on a deserted highway. Her only hope was a dimly lit club sign on the other side of a deep embankment riddled with trash. Apparently, her guardian angel had the night off.

Gabriel Easton and Michael Westmoreland were best friends looking for that special woman to share their lives and their bed. When the beautiful blonde literally fell through their club door, they thought their prayers had been answered. Michael knew she was sent from heaven. Gabriel felt she was hell on heels. Both agreed that she was perfect for them.

And Christine? Well, she thought she was in a lot of trouble.

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

Who doesn’t love a good Ménage???  I don’t know anyone who would pass up the chance to read a couple of hawt Doms falling in love with a sweet, bratty, sassy, and completely clueless submissive!!

I enjoyed reading this very short and quick read by Maggie.  The story line is simple and quick for a lovely afternoon read.

Michael and Gabriel are everything you want to have in Doms.  Christine would totally be me…clueless to the fact they want more from her then just a book keeper and friend.

The drama with the Christine’s ex and the threesome’s trouble because of him gives you a little but of a plot twist but the ending did make me giggle when “the surgeon” and “the pirate” came out to play.

All in all I liked the story and would read more of these characters if Maggie wrote more.

Maggie Adams is an Amazon Best Selling contemporary romance author. Her first book in the Tempered Steel Series, Whistlin’ Dixie, debuted in Amazon’s Top 100 for Women’s Fiction, humor, on November, 2014 and then again at #61 in 2016. Since then, she has consistently made the Amazon best seller 5-star list with Leather and Lace, Something’s Gotta Give, Love, Marriage & Mayhem, and Forged in Fire. She is also the recipient of the Dayreader Review’s Best New Series Award for 2015. Her series has launched the tiny town of Grafton, Illinois, into International recognition with sales in Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and the UK.

Maggie’s books can be found on eBook and paperback at these links:
http://goo.gl/62rVI7 – Whistlin’ Dixie, Book One in the Tempered Steel Series
http://goo.gl/sEqWwU– Leather and Lace, book two
http://goo.gl/D6n7EU – Something’s Gotta Give, book three
http://goo.gl/2zAsQt – Getting Lucky, A Tempered Steel Novella
http://goo.gl/lGPKcd – Love, Marriage & Mayhem, book four
https://goo.gl/iR1rem – Forged in Fire, book five
http://goo.gl/OrQHpm – The Tempered Steel Series, Books 1-3
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https://www.facebook.com/maggieadamsb… – book page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/maggi… -fan club page
https://www.amazon.com/author/maggiea… – author page
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show… – goodreads
https://twitter.com/AuthrMaggieAdms – twitter
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#WOTR19 #Review – Promises by Aleatha Romig

 

 

The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with the epic conclusion of the all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

Have you been Aleatha’d?

Learn the truth behind the secrets and lies.

Surrounded by secrets and lies, can promises be believed?

Promises is book three—Sterling and Araneae’s epic conclusion—of the acclaimed Web of Sin trilogy.

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

I have been eagerly awaiting this release.  The last book left me wondering what Kennedy/Araneae would do.  When she is cornered what will she do?  Pick Sterling or will she betray him???

I Could. Not. Put. This. Book. Down.  Family be damned!!!  The twists and turns were epic and totally in Aleatha style.

Sterling is the PERFECT Anti-Hero.  We watch this arrogant prick change with each encounter he had with Araneae.  We see his dark becoming a little bit lighter due to her love, rose colored glasses, and constant support even when he locks her in the glass tower.

Araneae.  DAMN she is a tough cookie.  She is never weak but maybe a little naïve to how the world works even with her past history.  When we see her push back with each command Sterling gives her and we see him bend a smidge for her…sign….I mean he started to ASK not COMMAND. That is huge for him. LOL

I loved how each step of the book we uncover more and more of the reason of why Araneae’s birth farther did what he did.  We start to learn more and more about her birth mother and “adoptive” family too and the roles they played in her upbringing.  But what I loved was the “key” to everything was right where it all began.

This is another epic read for me from this author.  I can’t say enough about the chemistry between the characters.  Its so steamy and hawt.  I loved the family element from  Araneae’s past, Sterling’s past, and their present family of friends.  I would love to see Reid and Lorna plus Winnie and Patrick get some book time *Wiggle eyes* but I am STOKED to see Mason is getting a book.  I hope we will get a look Sterling and Araneae to see what they are up too in this series.

 

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 – C.J. Baty

C.J. Baty

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

C.J. Baty After a lifetime of loving to read, my son encouraged me to write my own stores. Three years and 11 Fan Fiction stories later, my first book was published. That was 6 years ago. I can hardly believe it. Since then, twelve more books followed. I have attended 8 book signing events. Met readers from all over the world and my world view has tripled in size. I would have missed so much had I not taken my son’s advice. I’ve been married to my husband for 43 years and we have two adult children.

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

My favorite place to write is anywhere someone is freshening my coffee on a regular basis. I carry a notebook with me whenever I know I’ll be sitting for a bit because I have thoughts or scenes play out in my head at any time. If I’m writing at home in my office space, then there has to be something salty and Dt. Dew in my mug.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

People! I am such an introvert but signings bring out the best in me. These are my people, my tribe; even if they don’t read Gay romance/mysteries, they read and that gives us a connection. Also, getting a chance to meet up with authors, I have chatted with on line and even the ones that I fangirl over myself. It’s all about the people contact.

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

I have had the enormous pleasure of meeting two of the authors that I never thought would be possible. Karen Marie Moning (she writes the Fever Series) has long been a favorite and then there’s Josh Lanyon! I met her last October at GRL and oh my gosh, I was on cloud nine for days. Both women have made a huge impact on my reading and writing. If I had to pick someone that I am sure I would never meet, it would Dan Brown. The first time I read the Da Vinci Code, I read for 24 hours straight. Couldn’t stop until I finished it.

What author would you love to write with?

What an unusual question? I have no idea is my answer. I’ve never thought about co-writing with someone. Not because I’m not open to the idea, but because I don’t have any idea how it works. And,

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The first time a reader recognized me as C.J. It was thrilling.

What are your social links?

Instragram / cjbat727
Twitter / @cbaty
Facebook / www.facebook.com/CJ-Baty-Author-344242482358480/
Blog / www.cjbaty.blogspot.com
MeWe / https://mewe.com/profile/5ae3f292a5f4e56de6282aa8
Also on MeWe my group is called ‘Let’s Talk Book’

What are your buy links?

Author page on Amazon / www.amazon.com/C.-J.-Baty/e/B00K2ISIQI/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1546215780&sr=1-2-ent
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#WOTR19 #Review #NewRelease – Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology with JM Walker

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Get ready to go for a thrill ride with 20 dangerous bad boys who live on the wrong side of the law!

This anthology of never before released stories about bikers, gangsters and vigilantes features 20 of your favorite bestselling authors!

Being bad has never felt so good because 100% of the proceeds from this set will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

This incredible deal is only available for a limited time, so grab your copy today!

Included in the anthology:

Lane Hart, NYT bestselling author – Dalton – ATF Agent Bradley never suspected that the pretty, charismatic bastard was actually an unrepentant thief, born to be an outlaw.

Angela Snyder, NYT bestselling author – Devious – When the moment comes to take my revenge on Victoria’s father, will I be able to pull the trigger if it means losing her forever?

Sybil Bartel, USAT bestselling author – Hard Limit – I didn’t survive growing up in the nation’s most violent cult only to be taken out by an innocent blonde.

Rachel Lyn Adams – Mac – The moment she walked into the clubhouse I knew she was off-limits. That wasn’t going to stop me from making her mine.

Kim Bailey – Claiming Chaos – Kira was a voice in the dark and a threat to his control. A chaotic beauty who Bodhi must fight, kill for or claim as his own.

Laramie Briscoe – Creeker – As a Creeker, I live by two rules. Don’t f**k Banner Clark and don’t get caught doing illegal s**t, but then again I’ve never been a fan of rules.

Marissa Dobson – Road to Kaytlyn – It takes kidnapping to bring two separated lovers together, but can they survive the walk through Hell?

Geri Glenn – Hood Rat – Georgia knew the south side was going to be rough, but she never dreamed she’d come up against anyone quite like Tripp.

Amanda Heartley – Flynn – Violence has followed me all my life, and it got worse the day I joined the Bad Breed MC.

Marie James – Desperate Beginnings – My dreams never contained hope. My nightmares always included brutality. For me, it was always a desperate beginning.

Keri Lake – ABSOLUTION – After one of his penitents confesses a brutal murder, Father Damon breaks canon law to mete out justice and ends up an unlikely pawn to the woman who witnesses his crime.

Daphne Loveling – Rebel Ink – Six is on the run, and she collides with Bullet. He protects what’s his, and she’s been his from the moment they met.

Liberty Parker – Walking the Crossroad – When Jasper and Knuckles started their MC, it was due to the Crossroads they found themselves crossing in life.

S.H. Richardson – Dread Masonry Ink – One hardened man looking for redemption. A broken girl looking for safety. An unlikely alliance forged in stone.

Roxy Sinclaire – SEALed to Protect – Could she believe that he was her protector? Or just her family’s traitor?

Winter Travers – Drop a Gear and Disappear – The only person I ever loved, taken by the men who wanted me dead. They may have her now, but vengeance will be mine.

Erin Trejo – Dark Savage – I’ve lowered myself to their standards to keep my club safe. One woman and more than one mistake bring my end closer.

J.M. Walker – Before Us – When she slipped out of my hotel room, I made it my mission to have her back in my bed. And when we finally crashed, I’d have to save her from the one person she trusted most…Me.

D.B. West – King’s Road – Hold on tight for a ride down memory lane in this Savage Kings MC prequel.

Trisha Wolfe – Cellar Door – After witnessing a murder, Makenna is abducted by a vigilante and taken to his underground lair where she unravels a secret that entangles both their lives.

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Before us by JM Walker

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

Holy Hells Bells!!

Jaron Mercer is so much like his father, Greyson, in so many ways!!

Piper!! Holy shit did I fall in love with her like I did her parents, Max and Dale!!

If this story is any indication of how the rest of the kid’s books will be, we are going to be in for a hell of a good read!!

Jaron and Piper’s story is only the beginning and you get to meet them in this anthology. They have some serious issues of loving each other for a long time but never really acting on the feelings until Paris. The two of them have finally lit that fuse and now they can’t stop what is meant to be.
This is a short and quick story, but it leaves me LONGING for the rest because trust me friends, this book is JUST the beginning of their long love story!!!

 

 

#WOTR19 #YA #Pararnomal #Fae – Portal through the Veil by Miranda Lynn

Portal Through the Veil

An heir, set to rule over all of Faery, on one condition- that she marry and take a King to rule at her side. Her father is determined to see her wed to a prince of his choosing, however, Tatianna has other plans. Plans that don’t involve tying the knot. What this princess didn’t anticipate, was the unexpected guest to what was, essentially, her engagement festival.

Kallan, prince of the dark court- was not only unexpected, but uninvited. He knew it would be a risk to show up. Not only was he a dark fae, but a human as well. It would all be worth it though to see her again. When light meets dark- and two worlds collide- secrets, lies and betrayals are exposed.

Luckily, fate, magic and a bit of divine intervention will help to bring balance back to the land of Faery. No matter the cost.

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

When Miranda asked if I would be interested in this book, I was a little bit hesitant because YA isn’t really my thing but TBH, I dug it.  But I also didn’t think it had a YA feel about it.  LOL!!  There wasn’t any high school drama and all that jazz.  This was about a princess….scratch that….and independent, free thinking, strong willed princess who didn’t need ANY man to rule with her.  Nope *pops the P*

However, she must have a King just like a King would have to have a Queen in order to rule the land.  Well our girl Tatianna is none to thrilled and even more angry when she finds out her dad is forcing her to court some Fae he finds suitable for her.  UHM Nope our girl is not happy until……Kallan strolls into the party uninvited.  Then she is kinda flipping her hair and giving him the “eye”.

The couple are drawn together, and the story begins to fly at this point.  We learn there is someone who is causing trouble for Tatianna in her family’s kingdom plus Kallan’s kingdom has suffered as well.  The couple need to work together to figure out what to do and who they can trust to solve the trouble.

The story was a really quick read.  I sat down and devoured it.  I love how strong-willed Tatianna was and at the same time how Kallan seemed impressed with the strength she has.  Plus he was impressed with how she was willing to listen to what he told her vs what she know about The Dark Court.

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.

 

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Brandy Slaven

Brandy Slaven

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hiya, I’m Brandy Slaven. I live in Tennessee and am obsessively in love with RH, 80’s everything, zombies, and post apocalyptic anything.

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

I can write literally ANYWHERE. I even wrote once laid back in a dentist chair. No lie! I guess it really depends on the day. In an ideal situation, I’d love to be in a coffee shop/bookstore with a vanilla latte at hand.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

This is my first one. So far my favorite thing has been the awesome new people that I’ve met.

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

Hmmm, that’s a hard one because I have so many! Besides some of my favorite RH authors that I’ll be meeting soon, I guess I’d have to go with Sherrilyn Kenyon or Charlaine Harris. I seriously love their books!

What author would you love to write with?

Well, I’ve already got some upcoming co-authored projects. They are definitely going to be hard to beat.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I don’t know if I have a favorite per say. One of my favorites, I’d have to tell you a little back story. My very first book, Of Death And Darkness, started as project to help me during a time when I was struggling. I never expected to get it published. I just wrote because it was a serious stress reliever. It took me 5 long years to finish it. I only got serious within that last year because my dad passed away the year before. He was my biggest supporter and I always promised that I’d try to do something with it. When he passed, I made it a point to finish it not just for him but for me too. Then I found out about self publishing through Amazon. I was so nervous pushing that publish button, especially considering I knew NO ONE in the book world yet. When the reviews started coming in for it and I found out that people actually liked it…it’s an indescribable feeling. I know now that my writing sounds so much better, so they are being rewritten as we speak. But, just to know that there are people out there that loved it was enough to keep me writing past that point. I’ll always be grateful for the people who have been there since day one and the ones who have come along since.

What are your social links?

Web page – https://linktr.ee/cherrymetalchic

What are your buy links?

smarturl.it/OfDeathAndDarkness
smarturl.it/InDreamsOfDespair
smarturl.it/Reviving.Kendall
smarturl.it/RefusingKendall
smarturl.it/TheArbiter

or you can use https://linktr.ee/cherrymetalchic
It links to my website and buy links.

Twinsie Angie’s review of Reviving Kendall Here