#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author Dawn Brower @1DawnBrower

Dawn Brower

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

USA Today Bestselling author, DAWN BROWER writes both historical and contemporary romance.There are always stories inside her head; she just never thought she could make them come to life. That creativity has finally found an outlet.

Growing up she was the only girl out of six children. She is a single mother of two teenage boys; there is never a dull moment in her life. Reading books is her favorite hobby and she loves all genres.

When and Why did you start to write?

Fall of 2013. I started to write because my stepsister dared me to. I’ve been a writing fiend ever since.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

I read things across all genres. I have a deep appreciation for the written word. Recently I just finished reading The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy series (well the two books that are currently available.) by Hailey Edwards. The way she strings words together is pure magic–like brushstrokes that paint a picture in your imagination. If you like urban fantasy you should definitely check out her work.

I also love Ilona Andrews, Kresley Cole, Nalini Singh and Sherrilyn Kenyon. My go-to authors in historical are Tessa Dare, Julia Quinn, and Johanna Lindsay. Contemporary I like Jaci Burton, Avery Flynn, and Carrie Ann Ryan to name a few.

I have almost everything Lexi Blake has written in audiobook–but I haven’t had time to listen to them. A good friend of mine loves her and I plan on giving her a go next. At least before RT in Reno because I’m sitting on a panel with her and I’d like know something about her work before then, lol.

Basically I read anything…

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

That I can still do it. Each time I sit down to start a new book I think that I can’t possibly finish a whole book, and yet, I do. It amazes me each and every time.

What are you working on now?

I just finished writing Earl of Harrington and sent it off to my editor. It’s part of this huge coordinated release with 11 other authors. The series is The Wicked Earls’ Club. Next I’m writing the final Heart’s Intent book which will release early summer.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

Mostly pantster with a little plotter tossed in.

What are your social links?

https://twitter.com/1DawnBrower https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDawnBrower/ http://www.authordawnbrower.com/newsletter.html https://www.bookbub.com/profile/dawn-brower

What are your buy links?

Amazon

Angie’s review of A Wallflowers Christmas Kiss Here

#NewRelease #Review #TwinsieForTheDayBecky – Controlling Disgrace by Anna Edwards

Controlling Disgrace

Colette Fisher is the woman who was responsible for James North’s beating so we should hate her, yes? As with all of the Control Series all is not what it seems though.

She’s suffered oppression for many years; she’s ashamed of her sexual desires and fears what will happen if she embraces them. Can Michael give her the strength she needs to be the woman she was born she aspires to?

Michael is mourning the loss of his wife of ten years after tragedy struck. They were childhood sweethearts, and he doesn’t know if he’ll ever be able to move forward with his life. That is until he meets Colette.

Controlling Shame is a short novella from the author Anna Edwards; it completes a story that has been over a year in the making and will lay a massive ghost to rest. It is part of a series but can be read as a stand-alone.

Step into a world of Control!

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Review by Becky

I was given a copy of the book for an honest review.

When I first read about how Colette started the fury that unleashed on James, I didn’t know what she has said that was so bad that her brothers would cause the harm to James that they did.  The Prologue was perfect to explain what really happened.  Colette’s shame was the pleasure and enjoyment of the physical connection with James.  She felt loved with his gifts.  Her shame came from the ignorance of her brothers from their brain-washing of the couple that took them in and off the streets. Colette was harmed by her brothers.  My heart ached for everything Colette went through.

When Colette was hospitalized, the efforts of James and Amy put Michael in Colette’s life.  He willingly agreed to answer any and all Colette’s questions on the BDSM lifestyle to help her heal.  Michael and Colette fit together and helped each other heal.  This is a beautiful story.

Being a novella, this was a quick read yet one you wouldn’t want to miss because it filled the Colette gap.  Now, who the hell is Ryan??? LOL!!!  I’m waiting!!!! 🙂

Ok, this is the bit where I have to sell myself. Why is it so much easier to write about sexy blokes! Anyway.

I am a British author, from the depths of the rural countryside near London. In a previous life, I was an Accountant from the age of twenty-one. I still do that on occasions, but most of my life is now spent intermingling writing while looking after my husband, two children and two cats (probably in the inverse order to the one listed!). When I have some spare time I can also be found writing poetry, baking cakes (and eating them), or behind a camera snapping like a mad paparazzi.

In 2015 I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. It was also around this time that I became one of the founding members of a dramatic/erotic/dark roleplaying group on Twitter. It was wildly popular with both English and American followers. The writing helped me to overcome my depression by giving me an outlet to channel my thoughts into and not sit around worrying all day about things that would never happen. I took over responsibility for management of the group and responsibility for the development of our storylines. As well as playing at least ten different characters in the group ranging from an innocent virgin, bloodthirsty assassin and even a male lover. The success of the role-play spurred me on to writing novels.

I have a love of travelling and like to bring this to my stories to give them the air of reality. Surrendered Control, my first book released in November 2016, combines two of my favourite travel destinations. India is where I lived for eighteen months with my husband and two children. My young son was only six months old when we travelled there. It was a fabulous time for us all and they learnt so much about the differing cultures, as well as, much to my husband’s chagrin, spending lots of money in the silk shops. The Control series will feature lots of international travel.

I have always been an avid reader. Mainly murder mystery in the past but with Beautiful Bastard I discovered a whole new set of novels and I haven’t looked back since. I like my hero’s hot and hunky with a dirty mouth. My heroines demur but with spunk. And my books in a kick arse series.

 

#Review – Willows in the End: Book One in the Thrilling Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian Series (The End Saga – 1) by C.L. Zelle

Willows in the End: Book One in the Thrilling Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian Series (The End Saga - 1)

 

They’re all dead.

Now, as my own body decides whether to live or die, I replay my entire life over and over in my mind. No longer do I want it to end, something has changed in me. Somehow, through all of this, I’ve found a will to go on, even if it’s in darkness. For the first time since I’ve been alive, I want to live.

Gideon says my scars will fade with time, but they don’t bother me. As if their absence would change what happened. They’re a badge of honor, reminding me what I went through, how brave I was, and that I made it out. That I can heal. If anything, these scars remind me every day that I’m still alive, and that things can change.

And they will.

My name is Grace Anne Vincent. I took the world, the people in it, for granted. I didn’t realize how precious my life was until someone turned off the lights, stripped it away from me. Until the men with needles came. They stole it all, leaving nothing but monsters, darkness, and death in their wake.

But I’m getting stronger every day. And though Gideon has his dark side, he’s growing stronger, too. We’ll make it together. We’ll create our own light, even if it’s hidden in the darkness.

Something out there beckons me, a desperate cry of a siren from the wreckage. It tells me to survive, to have hope. To love. To make things right again.

And I will.

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This novel contains the first three books in what was formerly The Night Blind Saga (Dysphoria and Grace, Murray’s Law, and Tunnels and Planes). This fully remastered, less explicit version of the story will appeal to those who don’t mind some adult content in their reading. Due to certain triggers, this series may not be suitable for everyone, and is advised for ages 18 and up. The second book in this series, Ravens in the End, will be available June 1, 2018.

 

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Holy effing what?!?! It’s an epic journey! This is definitely not what I expected. Mind bending and maddening! Be ready to be wrecked, and I mean this in the best possible way. This is a twisted ride into a new age zombie apocalypse. Grace is our main character and boy, has she had a past. This makes her extremely likeable and relatable. The setting is intense from jump. There are drugs, partying, witchcraft, and zombies…I mean, what more could you ask for? But lets be real for a moment. Grace has experienced hell growing up. She has come to terms and feels she is stronger for it.  Nothing slows down. The story is extremely action packed and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.  This is all about having your quality of life leveling up on a permanent f’ing opposite day with some giggly trips down memory lane. Grace is an amazingly flawed character that is continually growing emotionally and mentally. Gideon saved her and they have fallen in love. This author knows how to make the apocalypse romantic and STEAMY! As a matter of fact, all the characters that are introduced into this story are all fighting some sort of demon, their own apocalypse.  I was a mess reading this….but it was totally, absolutely worth it. Don’t let this discourage you. Once I hit this bump in the road the story just got better and better. I felt like I was right there and her shoes. This is an epic page turner and has made it to the top of my favorite reads. I. Can. Not. Wait. for the sequel. Bring it on! I am so ready!  I absolutely could not put this down. So many plot twists!  This series has made it to my top favorite, ever. If you like beautifully flawed characters with intense, action packed, and HAWT plots then you will love this just like I do. This author! SMH….LOL! I AM HOOKED! THIS IS MY ADDICTION!  This series is taking it to the next level.

 

 

 

Christina L. Rozelle

 

Christina L. Rozelle is the author of the bestselling YA Dystopian Scifi series, The Treemakers Trilogy, which includes her groundbreaking debut, “The Treemakers,” and its sequels, “The Soultakers,” and “The Seeker’s Keys.” Hailed for its strong, believable, and relatable characters, original and complex plotting, and phenomenal world-building, The Treemakers Trilogy appeals to lovers of dystopian literature who are looking for something refreshing and new. Christina also writes adult post-apocalyptic dystopian under the nom de plume C.L. Zelle, with her first foray into the adult world, The End Saga (formerly The Night Blind Saga) releasing this year. Book one, “Willows in the End,” is now available for preorder, and book two, “Ravens in the End,” will release on June 1.

Rozelle’s writing roots sprouted with poetry and prose in countless journals in her early years, continuing through her tumultuous teenage years, and well into her turbulent young adult life. Though her younger self dreamed of scribing non-fiction and poetry someday, when she discovered the magic in creating fiction she never looked back. Overcoming countless obstacles of her own, the wisdom gained along her personal path through healing breathes life into her beautifully dark, yet hopeful tales of triumph. Filled with an array of emotional triggers, not many topics are off limits in her works. Rozelle’s exceptional storytelling dives deep into the survival and growth journeys of diverse, broken characters and unlikely heroes. Authentic, gritty, intricate, and wildly imaginative, her stories also offer hope—a light in the dark—as her characters discover their own inner strengths and worth in the midst of debilitating adversity.

Though her wanderlust calls her to a nomadic life of traveling the world in planes, trains, ships, and RVs, Christina happily resides in a small town in Texas, USA, with her four wonderful children, three rescue kitties, and a rescue puppy, where she’s blessed to be able to do what she loves every day.

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#WOTR – #Review – Sacrifice of the Raven (The Union Series 4) by Shawn Reilly

 

Sacrifice of the Raven (The Union Series #4)

 

When Ari Lake, guardian to his brother the Keeper of the Union, and a Labrador Retriever in his ani-shift form, wakes from his less than favorable rescue from the Gothi, he soon learns that he is still, to a certain extent, being held captive. This time, however, it is by different captors and for solely different reasons—there is something that they wish for him to see. When his eyes are opened to the revelation of yet another enemy threat rising up to come against his brother, and a potential traitor is revealed under inadvertent conditions, heartbreak automatically ensues. Afterwards, in the shadow of a waning moon, carrying the knowledge that Asher is falling in love, all too quickly, with Elle Ison, Ari sets out to do the one thing he was born to do, and that is to protect his brother anyway he can, even when that means the possibility of sacrificing himself in order to keep Asher alive.

Asher Lake, a wolf in his ani-shift form and Keeper to the body of ani-shifts known as the Union, knows one thing; he wants Elle Ison to be more than just a sealed contract. After learning of potential dangers in the woods of Brokenridge, he sets out to find Elle and his brother Nixon, who have run off in search of answers that could end the Raven’s curse on Asher’s life—a cruse which states that if he falls in love he will die. When he finds Elle, it’s all he can do to convince her how he feels. But time and peace are items that the Lakes know little about. Soon after, not only does he suffer severe physical pain along with the heart wrenching agony of betrayal, he leads his brothers, the Circle, and the Blackbirds into battle against the Gothi. All the while hoping that Elle will accept the fact that he was chosen specifically because the Elder’s and Grant knew that he would always, gladly and wholeheartedly, sacrifice himself for the ones he loves.

 

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In every sweet moment there always seems to be a knife waiting to cut. This pretty much sums up the entire book, a beautiful disaster. Every time they are making headway or going in the right direction there is another PLOT TWIST! In this story we find more enemies and find some new friends and allies. Asher is breaking down and has confessed he wants Elle. Elle confessed she wants Asher. But now they have different obstacles standing in their way. On top of this Ari is still missing but is safe. He was given the opportunity to see what was really going on and now all the brothers are smack dab in the middle again. A lot of loose ends are brought together in this story with all the proper twists and turns to get you there. The books are all very intense and this one is no different. All of the characters are fighting their own personal demons while having to fight the Gothi. Many different emotions are flying around, along with wraiths! The Lakes are taking back control of the Union and Asher, as the Keeper, is doing what the Keeper is supposed to do, lead. There are traitors and unexpected allies around every corner. Continually keeps you guessing as to what is going to happen next. This was a very exciting and suspenseful installment to the Union Series. A lot of questions get answered but I have so many more questions! I literally finished this book and started book 5 right away, which has been incredible so far. This is a series that is completely consuming. I go to bed thinking of the characters and wake up ready to find out what happens next. I am still rooting for Asher and Elle in the end! I’m biting my nails trying to figure out if they will get their happily ever after….oh and a few others too!

 

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Shawn Reilly

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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.

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#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author Amy Hale @AuthorAmyHale

Amy  Hale

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Amy Hale and I’m the mother of two amazing young adults who bring so much joy to my life. I’ve been happily married to the love of my life for almost 27 years. We currently reside in Illinois and are owned by one very self-absorbed cat named Jasmine. My husband and I are motorcycle enthusiasts and love to ride in our spare time. When we aren’t on the open road we enjoy watching Mystery Science Theatre 3000, spending time with the kids, and daydreaming about taking a seaside vacation.

When and Why did you start to write?

I’ve been making up stories and poems since childhood. I started writing professionally in 2003. I worked for various online magazines and websites in the health and diet industry. I also had a popular blog on similar health topics. I moved to writing fiction in 2014, with my first book debuting in January of 2015. Writing heartfelt and exciting stories for a living has been a lifelong dream of mine. I’ve always loved the way the written word can bring the imagination to life.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

Just a few of my one-click authors include Julia Quinn, Denise Grover Swank, Eric Asher, Jamie McGuire, & Colleen Hoover.

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

I’m always surprised at how a story will take on a life of its own as you write. You can plot it all out and then suddenly a character or situation changes things and you’re being pulled into a totally new direction. I’m often as surprised by the twists and turns as my readers are.

What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on my latest Havenwood Falls NA novella titled Flames Among the Frost.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I’m a plantser – I do both. I start my stories with a beginning and ending in mind. Then I pants it for a while until I get a feel for how the story will progress. As I near the middle I start plotting out the general ideas for each chapter to assure I’m staying on track. I really like letting the characters lead the way, but it helps to have some organization too.

What are your social links?

Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

What are your buy links?

You can buy from my website HERE
Amazon 

Angie’s review of  Catching Whitney HERE

#WOTR18 #NewRelease – Two Ink Minimum by Michel Prince

Two Ink Minimum

Permanent Hangover Book 1

by Michel Prince

Genre: Tattoo(Inker), Contemporary Romance

In book one of Permanent Hangover: All Finn Gardner wanted was a breath of fresh air when he stepped into the alley behind the Permanent Hangover Bar and Tattoo Parlor. At first sight, he’d thought it was just another homeless person to shoo away from the building. Instead, he found someone who needed help—his help.

Having been given a second chance himself, Finn believes in paying it forward. The Hangover has taken more than one lost soul in over the years.

Bailey Parson needed to get away. She left her life in Chicago behind and escaped to St. Paul, but she never once thought far enough ahead to what her next step would be when she arrived there. To her, what she was running from, was much more to worry about than some half-baked plan. After a month stuck on the streets, a new need arises as the temperature started to drop—survival.

Given a chance by a stranger, Bailey works to find her way. Not only winning over customers and the staff with her smart wit and empathy, she wins over the standoffish tattoo artist.

Keeping their relationship forward focused, Finn hoped to avoid both of their baggage. However, when Bailey’s past threatens to destroy everything they built together, Finn’s left with decisions to make. Does he give up the beautiful curvy woman, the only one whose touch calms him? How much of his dark past would he need to unlock to save her? A past with the potential to destroy what they have together.

More importantly, can the lovers turn the scars of the past into a design strong enough to see them through any challenge? Or will the permanent ink leave them with open wounds and no chance of healing?

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“What’s that place like?”

“Loud tonight,” he replied. “You’ve never been?”

“No,” she shook her head a bit surprised he wasn’t catching on she was homeless.

“I’m Finn.” He extended his hand like she was a human being. The simple contact warmed her.

“Jane,” she said not wanting to let go of his warm hand, but knew she had to. “You a bartender?”

“Nah, they don’t really get breaks. I’m with the tattoo parlor.”

She finally paid attention to the sign on the back of the door that said Permanent Hangover. A whiskey bottle with two tattoo guns on either side reminded her of angel wings.

“What is this place?”

“Bar, club, whatever you want to call it with a few chairs for tattooing.” He cleared his throat. “So, Jane, I don’t suppose the last name is Doe?”

“Yes, are you psychic? Only I spell it the French way.”

“D-O-U-G-H,” he said, and she let out a laugh. “Jayne with a Y?”

“Exactly.” She stuffed her hand into the pouch of her sweatshirt. A cash business would be good. Waitressing at a place could get her some much-needed funds and if nothing else Bailey knew how to flirt. “Any chance they need a waitress? I know I don’t look like much, but I clean up pretty good.”

“I can see that,” he said as he approached her. Holding her ground, she fought the urge to flee. It was then the single light at the edge of the alley seemed far away. The exits, too. Now trapped, she wondered if she’d set herself up for an assault. Instead, he lifted the lid to the trash bin and tossed his empty can of Smash.

“You ever waitress before?”

“No, but I’ve worked in customer service.” Being an escort wasn’t exactly a resume builder. “Not for—I’ve never had a job really.”

“Garage sale maven?” he questioned.

“Are you sure you’re not my stalker?”

USA Today Bestselling author, Michel Prince, graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes new adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.


Website: https://www.michelprincebooks.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichelPrinceBooks/
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#WOTR18 #ReleaseBlitz #Review #Erotica #DarkRomance #Dark #Serial- Freed by Elena M. Reyes & N. Isabelle Blanco

Elena M. Reyes is our attending author.

Freed (Voyeur Book 5) (Voyeur Series)

They wanted this.
To strip us of our humanity. Devolve us back to our most basic forms.
They used our love for each other as the trigger.
Now, they’ve succeeded. They’ve turned us into something else.
Into creatures willing to spill all their blood, end-all their lives, in the hopes of finally being freed.
Even if we die in our attempt to escape, Noah and I are determined to take as many of them down with us as we can.
Before it’s all over, we will all bleed for their sins.
All of us.

WARNING: This story isn’t for everyone. Please read with caution. Contains graphic violence and explicit situations some might find disturbing. Read at your own risk.

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

YES!!  So much of this book….YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!  I loved it and was cheering as Noah and Ivy got revenge against all that people who tortured them.  Is it wrong that I was eating popcorn and cheering?  Probably but would I change it?  Not even close!!  #TeamIvyAndNoah

SO if you are not present with the serial then you gotta stop and get current.  You need to read this book in order to know why popcorn is a necessity for this book.

Noah and Ivy are all dressed up and marched out for the “Final Act” for this depraved group of people.  What they see makes them realize this is a lot bigger then they originally suspected.  The couple are being leered at and bid on by the highest bidder for multiple different scenarios…..the yuck factor is super high.  #CreepyOrgieScenes

When Noah gets a change…BOOM it all starts to fly.  Shots are being fires, Help is here to save our couple but they get separated.  Once they are separated, they BOTH face down their fears…the person who caused a lot of the mind games to them during their captured time.  I should NOT have been happy to see the people being murdered and yet I soooo was….LAWD Valerie, Agnes and Raoul……..these people are some kinda evil but the masked man….yeah……The scenes were tense and soooo awesome to read…..God does this make me a nut job??  Maybe I am now #ThanksLadies

I am super excited with a couple of surprise twists we are given in the book and I do kinda of wonder if MAYBE they might e revisiting the series with the way it ended????  I mean there is an open door there and I would be all for more Noah and Ivy!!

Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami Florida. She is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would.
As a small child, she was always intrigued by all forms of art—whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth-grade year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A. R. E. Program and write an essay on what they’d learned.
Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure. It wasn’t until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and letting characters grow

 

#NewRelease #review #Historical #Excerpt #Giveaway – Earl of St Seville by Christina McKnight

Earl of St. Seville (Wicked Earls' Club #11)

Meet twelve of the most wickedly sinful earls in all of Regency England. Together they make up the Wicked Earls’ Club. A secret group, marked with a single golden W; it is a place where these deliciously devious earls can indulge in their darkest desires. Though fate may have something else planned for them entirely.
Read twelve standalone novellas as each wicked earl finds love and redemption.

Earl of Sussex by Tammy Andresen
Earl of Westcliff by Meara Platt
Earl of Wainthrope by Collette Cameron
Earl of Sunderland by Aubrey Wynne
Earl of Basingstoke by Aileen Fish
Earl of Weston by Anna St. Claire
Earl of Davenport by Maggie Dallen
Earl of Grayson by Amanda Mariel
Earl of Benton by Madeline Martin
Earl of Pembroke by Lauren Smith
Earl of St. Seville by Christina McKnight
Earl of Harrington by Dawn Brower

Perhaps she should have knocked.

Or, preferably, remained safely abed.

Before her stood a man, not one of her brothers that she still pictured as boys even though they were two and four years her senior, but instead a true man—stripped to the waist, his back to her.

Thank the heavens above for small miracles.

But to deny that her heart skipped a beat—or ten—would be preposterous. In fact, as Patience stood, unnoticed, studying the man now looking out Merit’s open window, she wondered if her heart would ever beat a normal, steady rhythm again or if her skin would ever cool enough to need an overcoat or shawl. It was only when her lungs began to burn that she realized she’d held her breath since opening the door, a call of greeting stuck in her throat.

One utterly forgotten.

So intent on the window, the man failed to notice he was no longer alone.

There was no denying the stranger’s presence—an unfamiliar masculine air filled the room. It was both intriguing and frightening. Certainly, she’d witnessed men in various stages of undress, but this goliath was different. Never had Patience been so utterly aware of her own body, while distracted by the sight of another’s chiseled form. Her hands itched to reach out at the same time they should be raising to cover her exposed flesh, veiled only by her thin nightshift.

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

I loved the names of these characters!!  Sin and Patience. These names totally go with these characters and also totally do not go with these characters…LOL

Sin is exactly that…Sinful to look at but he is not the rakeshell you would assume he is given he is sneaking into Patience brothers room in the middle of the night.

Patience is as patience when she wants to help someone but really doesn’t have patience when people don’t listen to her…LOL

The couple meet under less than normal circumstances and then meet again at a soiree when Patience is trying to get people to listen to her.  She is worried about the dangers of prizefighting that the men of the ton seem to enjoy betting on and participating in.  Patience really is a forward-thinking woman in this book and I enjoyed it.

When she saves Sin from his disastrous and then offers to train him as long as he conforms to her rules.  I loved it.  I mean what kinda women tells a man what to do in this day and age???  Well Patience sure does tell Sin the business…too bad he isn’t being totally honesty with her about his agreements.

When the plot thickens, and we see the couple have a huge disagreement about his prizefighting days, I loved loved loved that he was the one to chase her with her brothers tagging along.

I loved so much about this book.  It was so different from any Historical story I have read.  Patience is a woman with a strong mind and a very strong sense of self.  She was soooo refreshing to me too see and read about.  Sin was also a great character.  He is doing all he knows…fighting.  He wasn’t educated, and he doesn’t know any other way to fill his coffers to save his lands.  He too is a much different hero that we would normally read about.

USA Today Bestselling Author Christina McKnight writes emotional and intricate Regency Romance with strong women and maverick heroes.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

 

#Review #BlogTour – Sweet Little Lies, Sweetest Thing Series by Sierra Hill

Sweet Little Lies (The Sweetest Thing, #5)

Lance:
Some lies are meant to deceive. Others to protect.
My lies have done nothing but harm. They push people away. Even the people that I want to hold onto for dear life. Mica Reyes is too beautiful and pure for my tarnished soul, although I want her with a fierceness of a caged lion.
They say letting go of your grief and your sins will unburden you and set you free. But it’s her I need to set free from the pain I’ll cause from loving her too much.

Mica:
My Abuelita always said I should never give my heart away unless I knew it would be in capable hands. To give it to a man who would love and cherish me and put me first above all others.
But my heart didn’t listen. I fell for Lance Britton, the college basketball player who uses humor to outwardly disguise the emotional turmoil that lives inside him. To hide his painful secrets.
But I know him. And although I hate ultimatums, I may need to give him one before the lies between us grow any deeper. Letting go may be the only way to reach him.

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

Ahh Sierra What a great addition to the series!!

I loved loved loved Micalea and her story.  She is not the typical heroine for a story and I think I liked that a whole lot.  She is a Mexican immigrant whose family is a typical tight knit family. They love hard and work hard but always have each other’s back.  They also are very traditional and want to have her married off where she wants to go to college.

Lance on the other hand is a total hottie, college basketball player who is a player on and off the court.  However, he has eyes for Mica.  She is not having it because she KNOWS the challenges that will face the couple.  While everyone thinks Lance has it all, they don’t see he is a hot mess on the inside.

Mica was just so stinking sweet and her whole “Love is love “attitude is what made my smile.  If only others could feel that way too right.  Lance was so adorable with is pursuits of Mica.    Mica soon realized that Lance is a good guy but they both have to spend a lot of time defending their relationship.  There are many trials and tribulations they must face to end up together.

Sierra Hill wrote her first full-length romance after a corporate acquisition led her to a stint of unemployment, offering her some quality writing time.

She loves writing about the fictional characters that live in her brain who constantly shout for their own love story to be told.

Sierra resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of twenty years and her long-haired, German Shepherd. She is currently working on her next book.

Thanks for reading and reviewing her books. Keep the passion alive!

 

#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author AD Ellis @ADEllisAuthor

A.D.  Ellis

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

A.D. Ellis I’m a mom, wife, inner city teacher, and author. I enjoy reading, writing, napping, and teaching myself to crochet. I love spending time with my friends, laughing, eating, tasting new sweet red wines. I’m pretty much addicted to chocolate and hot tea.

When and Why did you start to write?

I started a story in October of 2013 while on Fall Break at my parents’ house. I had been thinking of the story for a while and just decided to see if I could do it. That story (For Nicky) was published in April of 2014 and, nineteen books later, I guess you could say I was bitten by the writing bug.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

My local writer peeps: TC Winters, Jillian Jacobs, Anya Breton, Ava Cuvay, Lori Wood, Cheryl Brooks, Donya Lynne, Lisa Caviness, Roxy Mews, Aly Grady, Melanie Jayne, Aleatha Romig….the list goes on and is a LONG one, but I have very talented writer friends right here in Indiana!
In my male/male genre, I love Kaje Harper, Missy Welsh, Finn Marlowe, Keira Andrews, Kay Simone, Ella Frank, Riley Hart, Felice Stevens…seriously, I could fill this entire page with my friends and fellow male/male romance genre writers.

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

It’s not concrete. Some days things work, some days they don’t. Words will flow one day and refuse to come the next. The process I used for one book may not be the same as I use for another. Ideas pop into my head at the weirdest times. Sometimes I go back to those ideas and they become great stories, other times they sit and marinate, or maybe they never go anywhere at all.
For me, the writing process is very fluid.

What are you working on now?

At the moment of writing this interview, I’m working on the third (last) book in my Blueridge Junction Boys (The BJ Boys) series titled Bound to Fight.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I am a pantser who likes to have a bit of a plan. Or a plotter who enjoys when pantsing happens. Really, I can’t start a book without SOME sort of plan, but most of my stories unfold during the actual writing.

What are your social links?

http://www.facebook.com/adellisauthor

http://www.twitter.com/ADEllisAuthor

http://www.adellisauthor.com

What are your buy links?

http://author.to/ADEllisAmazon
Some of my books are also on iBooks, Kobo, and Nook

 

Angie’s Review of Bryan and Jase, Something About Him series –  HERE

Angie’s review of Zach,  Torey Hope the Later Years –  HERE