#WOTR – Review – Deep Trouble by: Brandy L. Rivers

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synopsisKeeping secrets leads to deeper trouble…

Fallon never expected love, or to find a man who accepted her so fully. New doubt arises with the threat to their unborn twins.

One thing Brody needs in his life—Fallon. His love is unconditional. Now she’s hiding something and distance is growing.

When the tension breaks and the truth comes out, can they bridge the gap?

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Melinda's Review

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

This is one of my favorite series and my favorite couple. I was so excited to hear I was going to get more Fallon and Brody. Fallon never disappoints me and Brody well he is Brody. Oh and we also get a little more Tremaine in this little package of awesomeness. Really how can you go wrong?

Fallon with the help of Tremaine is dealing with a situation with the twins she is carrying and doesn’t want to worry Brody. Brody can since something is up with Fallon but doesn’t know what. All it takes is for these two to be able to put their fears aside and communicate with one another. Instead they keep problems to themselves and bring tension into their lives.

I loved the twist and turns, finding out more about the babies and learning more about Fallon’s past. I enjoyed seeing the friendship between Fallon and Tremaine. To see Fallon and Brody love for one another was amazing. I cannot wait for more of this series and to find out more about these twins.

about the authorBrandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories.
An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up.
Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects.

MM March Madness – MARCH 3 – Daryl Banner

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MM MARCH MADNESS!!

March 3

Twinsie Talk is proud to present the 3rd Annual MM March Madness – a month to focus on the M/M, F/F, M/M/F, M/F/M authors. We love these books and want to share it with the rest of the world. Each day we will post an interview. We will also include any reviews that we have done on these books as well as links to the books.

Our hope is that you will love this genre as much as we do! <3

Today is devoted to Daryl Banner

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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 does not write in any single genre, as his stories tend to span several. 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. He is thrilled by putting his characters in terrible situations where they must face choices and challenges that seem impossible to overcome.

Daryl Banner writes science fiction / urban fantasy, M/M romance, and post-apocalyptic fantasy. He cannot wait to hear what you think about his stories and welcomes (and responds to!) all feedback.

Interesting tidbits: Daryl is also an obsessive piano player, video game enthusiast, and occasional actor. He’s been remixing video game music for over fifteen years, and is a passionate Final Fantasy fan. You can feed your ears with many of his remixes (as well as his original music) on his YouTube page:
http://www.youtube.com/DarylBanner

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

Tell us about something about you (not included in your normal author bio) that maybe not everyone knows about you.

When I need an escape from my own writing, or just need inspiration, I don’t really read others’ work. Instead, I escape by playing video games, composing music, and programming. I know, super nerdy, but video games transport me to a totally different world and fill me with joy. Composing is like speaking a different language I’m fluent in; I sit at my piano and just play for hours, or sit at my computer and synthesize music from scratch. Programming works the math part of my brain and excites me the way that fitting a puzzle together gives you a thrill. It’s also sorta mental exercise, which helps me think more clearly when I sit back down to write.

There’s been a trend in writing a series. How do you feel about series? Do you write them? Do you think they are easier or harder?

Most of my books are all series. The Brazen Boys were an easy series to write because they were all standalone, so each book could stand on its own sexy feet. My fantasy/sci-fi series – The Beautiful Dead, and OUTLIER – are both thrilling for me to write, because building a world where the reader can live in it and experience thrill and love and loss is a strength and joy of mine, and I like to take them on a memorable, impacting journey that makes it all worthwhile.

Where do you do most of your writing?

Honestly, my room. I have a lot of cool lamps that I light up at night, and I swallow myself up in my favorite video game soundtrack of the day and just go to town writing. I have a little workspace set up in my garage when I need a different location, as well as a laptop that I’ll curl up with on the couch.

What are you currently reading? Any suggestions for your favorite books (beside your own, of course)?

Like I said in a previous answer, my escape from writing is usually in playing video games, composing, or programming. But I will say the latest bunch of books I’ve read were a few Chuck Palahniuk books (I recommend Damned if you have a strong stomach, but not its sequel Doomed) as well as the Song of Ice and Fire series (i.e. the series that Game of Thrones is based on). Most of the only work I read lately is my own when I’m editing, or some fellow author friends of mine whose work I also format and edit.

Do you feel that this genre is growing? And what do you contribute to that growth or decline?

The M/M genre is definitely growing, though I can’t say in which way. I’d like to say I contribute a very unique perspective to the genre, being a gay man myself — and a somewhat unconventional gay man, at that. My gay romances don’t tend to be sweet and love-centered (though some are), but rather more true to my own desires, centered around male-bonding, buddy-buddy intimacy, and what I like to tongue-in-cheek refer to as “bromances”. They may not be as sex-centered as others, but they are quite sexually charged in essence. I write in more of a 90% foreplay 10% actual sex, because seriously, I find that a zillion times more exciting than just tearing off clothes and getting to the point. It isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I feel it so necessary to provide my own voice to the M/M genre in hopes that others who are like me may realize they’re not as alone as they think.

What is the most surprising thing you have learned about writing?

Despite your urge to write something that “pleases the masses”, you’ll always have a stronger personal (and reader) payoff when you write something you’re truly inspired by. Yes, maybe you won’t sell as many books, and maybe you’ll also invite people who don’t understand you or who want more sex or who will criticize your point of view, but you’ll know you did your story justice, and oddly (and yet unsurprisingly), that matters the most in the end as an artist. This is our craft, and it’s our duty to respect it and honor it the best we can, and to never stop learning.

What are you working on now?

At this moment, I’m working on a Beautiful Dead novella, which had a prologue released with the Beautiful Dead Box Set – which includes all 3 full length novels in the series ( http://www.amzn.com/B018TDAZJ0/?tag=darybann-20 ) Though it is not M/M in nature, fans of my M/M Brazen Boys series have responded very positively to it.

I’m also developing/planning the third book in my OUTLIER series, which features a M/M relationship among two of its POV characters. It’s a sci-fi / dystopian series set in the last city on Earth where everyone is born with a unique, special ability. It features M/M and M/F relationships; be forewarned, it does have violence and sexuality, and is an “epic-style” read (meaning it’s long and has many side-stories) and portions of the stories end in cliffhangers. These are not books you will easily forget.
Book 1 – http://www.amzn.com/B00M1XUK7W/?tag=darybann-20
Book 2 – http://www.amzn.com/B0172A5OHE/?tag=darybann-20

What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?

I’m so lame. If I’m not writing, I love to grab myself a tasty snack, watch some Saturday Night Live, drink something fruity (or even an iced root beer will do), and then play video games into the dead of night until my eyes go crossed. Wanna join me?

Tell us about the highest HIGH and lowest LOW in your career so far. How has it changed you?

I’ve come to learn that no matter when I’m at my highest or lowest, I’m a natural born worrier. I’m constantly cautious and always have my eyes peeled like some survivalist in the woods of the author world. I don’t ever want to feel too accomplished, even when one of my books hits the top of a category or is received with tons of praise. I always strive to tell a better story, to figure out new ways to excite and surprise my readers, and to grow as a tinkerer of words. I owe it to my readers to never give up on them and to keep the stories fresh and new and shocking. Without them, I’d be nowhere.

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angies review

Dorm Games

Ok soooo I bought this book because of a couple reasons…1. My blog is focusing on MM books this month. 2. OMG the cover 3. OMG the hawtness of the synopsis and lastly 4. the price…I mean come on 99C for a novella of yummy…yes please!!

I sat down and read this book in about an hour so if you are just needing a quick, hot read then this is it for you. Essentially Michael is in stalker love with Andrew in his Psych class. He even goes as far as to literally follow him around campus one day. The Gods were on his side and he and Andrew had to partner up for a project.

Andrew is Mr. In-Control. He is Mr. Top foooor sure. We, along with Michael, are not even sure of Andrews sexuality and then he makes up “games” for the two of them to play which essentially get them naked. YUMMMMY!!! Andrew is a very focused man and will leave Michael high and dry if he doesnt follow Andrews rules…again super hawt!!

This is a really short book but I enjoyed the relationship that the two men build. I really loved the ending. I dont want to add alot to the review becasue it is a novella but trust me…hawtness and yummy MM loving. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

Jen's review

This was very enjoying light read for me. My Twinsie sis, Angie, suggested that I give it a read. Well it was a great recommendation. I usually don’t spend a lot of time reading novellas mainly because I’m pretty greedy and almost always want more…LOL. This was my first Daryl Banner book and I loved his writing. I thought the story flowed well and I loved the entire concept of the plot.

Essentially this book is about two college men using games to explore who they are. Michael is comfortable with himself as being gay but has never really experienced a relationship much less much sex. Andrew is the hot hot guy that Michael can’t seem to not stalk and want. A project in a class has these two guys working together and from there the game begins. Andrew likes to be in control and Michael is just the perfect man to help him learn that although he may need rules and discipline in order to feel in control of himself sometime you can be “played” playing your own games.

This story is very seductive and although it is short it most definitely will have you totally engaged in the first chapter. I loved the erotic teasing sex scenes that were sizzling hot. I also loved the dynamics between Michael and Andrew. They are both just looking for more and the journey to discovering it was a great ride. I hope we get to find out more about these two charismatic men. If you enjoy a short steamy read then go check this one out it is most definitely worth it.

On The Edge Review

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I received a copy from the author for a review.

OHMYGERD!!! This book is sooo freaking funny and sooo hawt. Its like melt your panties hawt ladies!! But I laughed a few times in the begining because seriously we have all been Derek a time or two in our life.

So this book is about lonley birthday boy Derek. He is throwing a pity party for himself wth multiple bottles of wine. He sees Edge on the web site he frequents. He begins to type and laugh about all the stuff he would never really say to anyone EVER and then…click…he sends it!! Edge reads it , laughs and then BOOM COMES OVER!!

Now before Edge gets to Dereks house Derek (remember drunk) has…well…..uhm…..handcuffed himself and is suck!! LOL When Edge appears, he and Derek begin to flirt and the chemistry is INSANE!! OMG. Edge gets his name because he keeps his “clients” on the Edge of “fun times”.

The night is quick but the life changes that happen between the two men were awesome. I really would love to read more from Edge and Derek. I wanna know what happened AFTER their night of fun.

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Enter the giveaway!! You could win a Kindle from the Twinsies or one of the great prizes donated by our featured authors during the MM March Madness Celebration!!

Daryl Banner has donated  an e-copy of:
The Brazen Boys Box Set (Books 1-4)
(Kindle only)

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A big THANK YOU to all of the authors participating in our month long celebration!! We appreciate all that you do!!! MUAH!!

Much Love from the Twinsies!!! Angie, Brenda, Deb, Kelly, Kristi, Jen, Jo, and Melinda!!!

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#CoverReveal – Challenged (Vipers Creed MC#1) by Ryan Michele

 

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Release Date: 4.4.16

 

Challenged (Vipers Creed MC#1)

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Lust, love, and second chances.

Growing up in the fast-paced and rough life of a motorcycle club wasn’t easy. Cleaning up the mess his father had made of Vipers Creed meant sacrifice. Cade ‘Spook’ Baker had given up everything to bring the club life back to what it was supposed to be: a family.

The choices he made were not what he wanted, but they were necessary for the club as a whole.

Second chances rarely came to Spook, so when his Trixie walked boldly into his clubhouse, the decision was made. Trixie would once again be his, this time for good.

Trix Lamasters was raised by a master—a master con. All grown up, she made her life solid by making it about her club, Sirens. But one bad business decision brought her to her knees, forcing her to call on the one person she had sworn she would never trust again.

Pasts have a way of not staying there. Things that were buried deep have a way of finding themselves in the light of a new day. Could something that had once crashed and burned for Spook and Trixie find a way out of the wreckage? With the odds against them, can they find a way to overcome the challenges, or will it all blow up in their faces?

 

**Due to content, mature audiences only.**

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Ryan Michele has a huge obsession with reading, which only came to life after her best friend said she had to read Twilight. After reading that series, her entire world changed in the blink of an eye. Not only was she sucked into new worlds and all of the wonderful words authors put down on paper, she felt the urge to begin to write down the characters that played inside of her head. In doing so, Safe was born. Then Wanting You and the Ravage MC series.

 

When she’s not reading or writing, she spends time taking care of her two children and her husband, enjoying the outdoors and laying in the sun.

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#CoverReveal – Wicked Dix by Monica James

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WICKED DIX by Monica James

Book 2 in A HARD LOVE ROMANCE

Genre: Erotica

Publisher: Bookouture

Release date: March 24th 2016

Pre-order links: UK: http://amzn.to/1WT9WH0
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I’ve always been a bad boy, with a very wicked reputation.

But then I met Madison – sweet, vulnerable, innocent Madison. She makes me feel as if there is hope for me. As if I could be a good man. I need her more than I need air to breathe.

There’s just one problem: Juliet. She’s a temptress who won’t take no for an answer. If I resist her, she’ll use our dirty secret to ruin everything with Madison.

I don’t want to lose Madison, but can I really change?

This is my chance to prove that I can.  But it’s going to be one hell of a ride.

Are you ready?

Seriously sexy and totally addictive, Wicked Dix is the second in the Hard Love Romance series. Find out how it all began…Dirty Dix OUT NOW.

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Book 1: DIRTY DIX

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Read what everyone is saying about Dirty Dix:

‘This book. This book knocked me on my butt, it twisted me up in knots and consumed me until the end. Just be warned, it is not your typical romance. It’s a wild ride with a naughty, naughty man.’ Kendall Ryan

THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD! I fell hard for Dixon…I would give it more than 5 stars if I had them.’ Wicked Good Reads

Wickedly sexy, provocative and daring with the right dose of the quintessential bad boy…’ Heidi McLaughlin

‘Monica James is a master of story telling that holds you captive with memorable story lines, intriguing characters, steamy scenes and unexpected twists and turns. You will devour every word she offers. I am officially addicted to Dixon Mathews.‘ Rachel Brookes

‘A captivating, witty, and sexy read. Monica James has written an intoxicating novel that will leave you on the edge of your seat and thirsting for more when it’s all over.‘ Justine Elvira

‘Monica James has created another character that I couldn’t get enough of. Dr Dixon Mathews’ kept me addicted until the very last page.’ Lisa Edward

‘I am addicted to three things: carbs, books, and Monica James. I devoured this!‘ CJ Roberts

#Review – Exposed (Madame X #2) by @JasindaWilder

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New York Times bestselling author Jasinda Wilder presents the second darkly seductive novel starring the mysterious Madame X.

Everything Madame X has ever known is contained within the four walls of the penthouse owned by her lover, her keeper, the man who controls her every move and dominates her desires. While Caleb owns her body, someone else has touched her soul. X’s awakening at the hands of Logan’s raw, honest masculinity has led her down a new path, one that is as exciting as it is terrifying.

But Caleb’s need to own her completely knows no bounds, and he isn’t about to let her go. Not without a fight that could destroy them all…

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I am naked; you are clothed.

The way it always is, it seems. Do you keep me naked merely because you enjoy the sight of my nude body? Or is it another form of control, of manipulation? A way of keeping me contained, keeping me captive? Some of both, I think. When I am naked—which is often, now that I live with you in your cavernous tower-top home—your eyes flit and float to me, rake over me, absorb my dusky flesh and athletic curves. Your eyes are always on me, even when you are working. Your eyes move from your laptop to me, pause on the elegant column of my throat, slip and slide down to the valley between my heavy breasts, to the flat plain of my belly, the juncture between my thighs, and then you, somewhat reluctantly, it sometimes seems, force your gaze back to your work.

Life with Caleb Indigo: a concerto of keyboard keys clicking and clacking, an overture of gazes and glances. You are always working. Always. I wake at midnight in the morning to the sound of your phone ringing—your ringer is a plain, old-fashioned bleating of a rotary-style phone—and you answer it with a curt “Indigo,” and you listen carefully, intently, and then respond in as few syllables as possible, end the call, toss the phone onto the nightstand close to hand, and tug me roughly up against your chest. Four a.m.: you jab your legs into slacks, shrug into a button-down, fingers nimble on the buttons, announce that you have business to see to, and then you do not return till three in the morning or four or even six, when you appear looking haggard and unshaven with dark circles under your eyes. But then, I, anticipating your return, am awake. And you know this.

And you stand at my side of the bed, staring down at me, waiting. I roll over, gaze up at you. Slowly, you divest yourself of your clothing. Your gaze will not leave me, and perhaps you slide the flat sheet away to bare my form. I cannot help but notice the way the zipper of your slacks tents and tautens as you gaze at me. And I am, in that moment, flushed with desire.

I cannot help it.

And I do try. Just to see if I have found some new source of self-control where you are concerned.

But the result is always the same: I see you, watch you peel the shirt off, unbutton it quickly, swing your arms back to pinch your shoulder blades together, and the shirt falls away. Your torso is bare, magnificent, a sculpture of tanned, muscled perfection. My throat will tighten and I am compelled to swallow again and again, as if I could swallow down my need for you. And then my gaze will rake down your furrowed eight-pack abdomen to your groin, to your bulging zipper, and my thighs clench around the gush of heated need. My breath comes in panting gasps.

I don’t need to say anything.

You unhook the clasp of your trousers, pinch the zipper tab in your big thumb and long forefinger, slowly draw it down. Free your erection. It will sway in front of my face, tall and hard and perfect.

And I am undone.

Any will I possess is eradicated.

Your hands will be rough on my flesh, scraping, teasing, possessing. And I will revel in that roughness, in the clutch of hard hands on my buttocks, tugging me to the end of the bed and holding me aloft as you plunge into me, eliciting a whimper.

And I will come apart for you, watching the tendons in your neck pulse and tighten, watching your abdomen flex, watching your hips drive, watching your biceps ripple as you keep me held effortlessly where you want me.

And you will come, too, but never quickly. Never until I have reached my own climax. And sometimes not until I have reached it twice. If I do not find that release with the driving and thrust of your body, you press that big thumb to my clitoris and force me to it with gentle, skillful, insistent circles as if you somehow just know precisely how to pleasure me.

When you do find your own release, it is quiet, an intense groan, perhaps a bead of sweat trickling down your temple, as if even your sweat obeys the rule of artfulness that seems to dictate your existence.

And then, done with me, you will brush a thumb over my temple, sweep flyaway locks of raven-black hair aside, grant me a moment of eye contact, a moment of personal connection. Just a moment, only a fragment of time. But something, at least. As if you know I need those moments to continue this . . . game.

This ruse.

This deception.

This faux-domestic relationship.

Without those moments of intimacy granted in that postcoital gaze, I would combust. Detonate.

And even with them, I am discontent. Disturbed.

You know it.

I know it.

But we do not speak of it. I try, and you brush it aside, sweep the conversation away like so much dust from a corner. Answer a phone call, claim to have a meeting to scurry off to, an e-mail to answer, a deal to broker.

✘Twinsie Deb’s Review

Exposed by Jasinda Wilder
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LOVED IT AND CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THIS COME FULL CIRCLE!
5 Nerve wracking stars

Ok, so I went into this one knowing that it would end on a cliffy… I mean, it’s the second book in a trilogy for fuck sake… but I’m still reeling from it! Damn it Jasinda! I want more! I need more! I grieve for X, I pine for Logan, and I plot for Caleb’s demise. This story is unusual and profound. You won’t want to miss it!

At the end of the first installment, Madame X, I have to admit I still kind of had hope for Caleb. I wanted to see him become the man I knew he could be. He teetered on the brink of evil, but always seemed to redeem himself at every turn. I’m not so sure he’s redeemable anymore. He has fallen down too many times to get back to where he needs to be. I guess anyone can change, but at this point, in my heart Caleb is dead to me! DEAD I TELL YOU!!!

Logan is still a breath of fresh air. He seems genuine and kind at the moment, but we all know shit can get pretty hairy in just the matter of a chapter or two. So far so good though. I know he means well where X is concerned, but sometimes I think he may be laying it on a little thick at times. I, myself would have been awfully overwhelmed by his presence and his need to fix everything. He does still make me swoon though!

X is still finding things out about herself. Good things, shocking things, and things she can’t explain. Caleb is still a lying sack of shit when it comes to what really happened to her and Logan seems to be an open book divulging anything and everything he can get his hands on that pertains to her. Now that she’s knows one of the most basic things about herself, she wants to transform to that person she now knows and not be X anymore. Who can blame her? My heart still breaks for her and I can’t wait to read the last installment, Exiled so that maybe reading her parts will make my heart sore instead of wilt.

It’s a well written book. The dialogue flows perfectly and the storyline is wonderful. The characters, good or bad were exceedingly powerful and kept me on the edge of my seat though most of it. From cover to cover you’ll be offered tons of excitement, loads of angst, and some of the longest sex scenes I think you’ll ever read. Oh. So. Hot. I loved it with my whole heart and can’t wait to see how this all plays out. Bravo Jasinda. You rocked it!

ARC Provided by publisher and Author for an honest review

READING ORDER – Exiled coming 8.2.2016

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About the author:

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Jasinda Wilder is a New York TimesUSA TodayWall Street Journal, and international bestselling author. She is a Michigan native and currently lives there with her family. Visit her official website at jasindawilder.com.

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MM March Madness – MARCH 2 – Michele Shriver

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MM MARCH MADNESS!!

March 2

Twinsie Talk is proud to present the 3rd Annual MM March Madness – a month to focus on the M/M, F/F, M/M/F, M/F/M authors. We love these books and want to share it with the rest of the world. Each day we will post an interview. We will also include any reviews that we have done on these books as well as links to the books.

Our hope is that you will love this genre as much as we do! <3

Today is devoted to Michele Shriver

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Michele Shriver is a National and International best-selling author of women’s fiction and contemporary romance. Her books feature flawed-but-likeable characters in real-life settings. She’s not afraid to break the rules, but never stops believing in happily ever after. Michele counts among her favorite things a good glass of wine, a hockey game, and a sweet and sexy book boyfriend, not necessarily in that order.

Tell us about something about you (not included in your normal author bio) that maybe not everyone knows about you.

I collect frogs. Not real ones, but every other kind imaginable.

There’s been a trend in writing a series. How do you feel about series? Do you write them? Do you think they are easier or harder?

I like series, and I write a series of novellas featuring hockey players. They can be challenging, because you have to pay close attention to detail and keep track of events from one book to the next, but the real challenge for me seems to be to write a stand alone book. Even if I’m not writing in a series, I seem to keep creating spin-offs.

Where do you do most of your writing?

On my couch using my laptop, usually with some sporting event on the TV in the background.

What are you currently reading? Any suggestions for your favorite books (beside your own, of course)?

Right now, I seem to always be under deadline, so I don’t read as much as I’d like. I always love Kristin Hannah, though. I want to write like her when I grow up.

Do you feel that this genre is growing? And what do you contribute to that growth or decline?

I hope it’s growing! I never set out to be a FF writer, but I’ve always been a proponent of equality, and my first novel (After Ten) featured four college friends who meet up again for a ten year reunion. One of the characters is a lesbian who kept her sexuality a secret from her friends in school. I loved telling her story, and that of her wife… and kept telling in two other novels. It’s that whole inability to write a standalone thing I mentioned.

What is the most surprising thing you have learned about writing?

I’m constantly surprised by this business, especially how often and how fast it changes, especially when it comes to what forms of promotion/advertising are most effective.

What are you working on now?

I’m in edits on book 4 of my Men of the Ice series, releasing March 1, and also have an upcoming box set of country-music themed romances.

Scoring at Love:

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Love Notes:

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Notes-Eight-Country-Romances-ebook/dp/B01AU115H0

What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?

I’m pretty boring. I’m probably just at home watching a hockey game or college football game while I try to get some writing in.

Tell us about the highest HIGH and lowest LOW in your career so far. How has it changed you?

Ironically, both happened at the same time, the same event. Last fall, I was part of the Christmas Pets & Kisses boxed set with fifteen other authors, and we had an amazing release week, and I achieved my highest bestseller ranking on Amazon and highest author rank. We thought it meant big things for us… but when the USA Today bestseller list came out, we found out we didn’t make it (even though we know for a fact that we sold more copies that week than one of the sets that made the list- explain that one to me).

It was disappointing, but made me more motivated to keep working hard to achieve that goal.

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#WOTR #Review #Zombies – Deadly Benevolence by Dawn Brower

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Deadly Benevolence

synopsis

Jaesin Grean has one priority. He wants to keep his best friend, Dr. Luciana Doll, safe from her father and a bunch of zombies wandering around outside their door. Lucy is a genius and is close to developing a cure. When her ex-fiancé, Nathanial Tyger, shows up infected she is forced to move her timetable up, hoping to save him from a future as a zombie. They race against the clock to save Nat and fight off a possible attack from her father. Will they survive in a world already torn apart? Jaesin is given the herculean task of guiding them through it all. Will he live up to Lucy’s expectations and can he keep her safe long enough to find a cure.

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I purchased this book off Amazon.

Who doesn’t love a good zombie story??  Well I don’t understand people who don’t anyway.

This is a really short read.  I sat and in little over an hour, got this novella read.  I think it would be a great book that could have been expanded on or even continued on but I did enjoy the quick, paced story.

The long of the short of it……there was a major Cholera outbreak that caused this zombie epidemic.  There are several staged of the “virus” but once infected you will pretty much suffer a long and awful death.  The book starts with Lucy holding out hope that she can cure her grandfather who has the virus.  She is being protected by military guy/her BFF from childhood. Who is she being protected from?  Her evil dad.  He has a crazy scheme for world domination.

When the duo escape they are hoping Lucy can find a cure still.  Then to complicate matters, Lucy’s on-again, off-again love interest Nat shows up.  We learn that her dad infected him with the zombie virus….ON PURPOSE…Remember world domination scheme previously mentioned?????  So Lucy’s heart is going in many different directions.  She has lost her beloved grandfather and now may lose her love Nat!  All the while she is looking for a cure when her father shows up and all kinds of bad starts to happen!!!

about the author

Dawn Brower holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Education, and is currently working on a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts with concentrations in Literature, History, and Sociology. She works as a substitute teacher and enjoys the flexibility it gives her to concentrate on her other endeavors.

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. There is nothing like a nice glass of wine and a good book to relax with at the end of the day.

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.

MM March Madness – MARCH 1 – AD Ellis

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MM MARCH MADNESS!!

March 1

Twinsie Talk is proud to present the 3rd Annual MM March Madness – a month to focus on the M/M, F/F, M/M/F, M/F/M authors.  We love these books and want to share it with the rest of the world.  Each day we will post an interview.  We will also include any reviews that we have done on these books as well as links to the books.

Our hope is that you will love this genre as much as we do! <3

Today is devoted to AD Ellis

author bio

A.D. Ellis spends the majority of her days loving and wrangling two school-aged children, a husband, and a Yorkie with a stubborn streak a mile wide before heading to the inner city of Indiana to teach a challenging group of alternative education students in grades third through sixth. Most days she hits the gym after school in hopes of running and lifting away the stress and headaches of the day before picking up her children and squeezing a whole day’s worth of loving and living into the too-short hours before bed. It’s no wonder Ms. Ellis lives for the slower, easier days she gets to enjoy on breaks from school.
Growing up in a small farming town in southern Indiana, A.D. is grateful to her mother for passing along the love of reading. With her nose constantly stuck in a book, Ms. Ellis became accustomed to friends and acquaintances snickering and shaking their heads at her love of reading.
A.D. never dreamed of being anything but a teacher, although there are certain times of the year when she laments her career choice. Ms. Ellis had a story idea floating in her head for about a year. After persistent prodding from a friend, A.D. put pen to paper and began writing her first story in October 2013. From that moment on, she was hooked. Taking the people and stories from her head and sharing them with readers is a scary, exhausting, rewarding, and fulfilling experience which A.D. plans to continue until there are no more stories banging around in her mind.
A.D. Ellis’ work can be found on both iBooks and Amazon. Please contact her on Facebook, Twitter, or her website.
iBooks bit.ly/ADEllisiBooks
Amazon bit.ly/AmazonADEllis
Facebook www.facebook.com/adellisauthor
Twitter www.twitter.com/ADEllisAuthor
Website http://adellisauthor.webs.com

Tell us about something about you (not included in your normal author bio) that maybe not everyone knows about you.

I’m terrified of deep, dark water (think ocean or lake where I can’t touch).  I’m addicted to M/M stories right now.
I am totally obsessed with tea and want to drink it all the time and try different types.
I was born on Easter Sunday, but my birthday has NEVER been on Easter again.

There’s been a trend in writing a series. How do you feel about series? Do you write them? Do you think they are easier or harder?

I have two series out, and one more I’m working on right now. But the series I write are not continuation stories, they are stories involving different characters. Each book COULD be read as a standalone.

I don’t like cliffhangers unless all the books are already available, so I don’t write cliffies. My series started getting harder to write because of all the people involved. I made a family tree for my readers but it was just as much for myself so I wouldn’t get people confused!

Where do you do most of your writing?

99% of my writing is done in my bedroom at my little office desk area.

What are you currently reading? Any suggestions for your favorite books (beside your own, of course)?

Based on my obsession with M/M stories, it’s safe to say that I’m reading something sexy with two hot guys.

Do you feel that this genre is growing? And what do you contribute to that growth or decline?

I do feel the M/M genre is growing. I see more and more stories out there each day. I think it’s growing because it’s more and more accepted. Also because readers have realized how much they enjoy the M/M genre, so there’s more demand for stories in this genre.

What is the most surprising thing you have learned about writing?

How much fun it is. How emotional it is. And how much I avoid writing bad/rough/emotional scenes. When I know a rough scene is coming it’s normal for me to balk and avoid it for 1-2 weeks before I finally just suck it up and write it.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on a M/M 3-book series titled Something About Him. There will be three books (standalones). The series will start with Bryan & Jase: The Beginning (this is a short story). Then the books will continue with Bryan & Jase, Nick & Brody, and Barrett & Ivan.

What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?

If the kids are home, we are usually just hanging out while the kids play, grabbing a bite to eat, maybe getting groceries. Don’t be jealous, we live a wild life.
If the kids aren’t home (this doesn’t happen often, they are only 10 and 8), my husband and I will usually go out to eat and maybe watch a movie. If we have time we may stroll through the mall or Kohls. Again, try to rein in your jealousy. 🙂

Tell us about the highest HIGH and lowest LOW in your career so far. How has it changed you?

Highest? My book, Loving Josie, won a bronze medal in the romance category in the Readers’ Favorite 2015 International Book  Awards.
Lowest? I don’t know that I have lowest. I mean, bad reviews here and there stink. And not being able to find that perfect promo secret makes it hard, but I really don’t feel like I’ve had a LOW in my career. It’s all been a great learning experience and tons of fun to meet and interact with readers and other authors.

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reviews

Sawyer Review

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

I am a fan of MM…not gonna deny it, so when I see this sign up for the book I jumped. I also wanted to read something from this author because a lot of my friends read and enjoy her stuff.

This book is a spin off from another Torey Hope Series. I haven’t read any of it or the book before (Decker) that is Sawyers brother. I didn’t feel like I missed anything but I do I believe I might have gotten more enjoyment out of reading Decker’s book too. But again, you don’t need to read it to understand the story and plot.

This book is a wonderful look at the struggles that Gay and Lesbian teens/young adults face when dealing with telling everyone they are out. It lets you in on the hurt they feel when their loves ones banish them or say hurtful words when they finally do admit their true feelings.

Sawyer has known he was gay but only let his best friend Katie in on it when he was a teen. We see him come to terms with it and flashback to when he told his closest family and friends. We see him struggle with his identity in college. Now he is an adult and is looking…looking…looking. He can’t seem to find THE ONE.
When Sawyer and Luke meet all bets are off. Luke will not allow himself to feel what he feels and Sawyer will not let him ignore the feelings. The men have a lot to overcome between Sawyer’s family who doesn’t support him and Luke’s traumatic past. I liked the story but at times felt it was a little bit jumpy from scene to scene. I did like the resolution at the end and hearing about Luke’s life was sooo sad. I would love to go back and read Decker plus I really hope that Adam might get a book. He is sooo funny!

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Enter the giveaway!!  You could win a Kindle from the Twinsies or one of the great prizes donated by our featured authors during the MM March Madness Celebration!!

AD Ellis has donated A Kindle copy of  M/M title (Sawyer, Torey Hope: The Later Years)

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#ReleaseBlitz – Deliverance by LA Cotton and Jenny Siegel

Title: Deliverance (The Maverick Defense Series #1)
Authors: L A Cotton & Jenny Siegel
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 1st 2016
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SYNOPSIS
Joy Mathers has spent the last three years numb. From her past, her present, and her inevitable future. She was supposed to escape the deadbeat town of Chancing, but now it’s her prison, and she couldn’t leave…even if she wanted to.For the last two years, Dawson Spencer has been holed up in some of the worst corners of the world. He’s seen things no man should ever see, and thought nothing could ever shock him. Until he returns to Chancing and discovers everything has changed in the town he once called home.

He thought Joy was away pursuing her dreams. She thought Dawson was never coming back. And while their connection might still be there, Joy isn’t Dawson’s anymore, and it would be better—safer—for everyone if he walked away. But walking away isn’t an option for Dawson, not this time.

He gave up everything to protect her once … and he’ll do it again

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L.A is author of contemporary
romance novels ranging from sweet with just a hint of steam, to suspenseful
reads full of angst, tension, twists and turns. Home is a small town in the
middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time mum to two
little people with writing. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in
front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L. A immersed in a book, escaping
the chaos that is life.
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Jenny Siegel writes contemporary romance. When she’s not writing (or entertaining two little terrors) Jenny is glued to her Kindle, or plotting (also known as daydreaming) about hot tattooed heroes that will sweep a girl off her feet.



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#ReleaseDay #Review – Lies, Nicki Sosebee Book 10 by Jade C Jamison

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Lies
(Nicki Sosebee #10)
Jade C. Jamison
BUCKLE UP!

Release date: February 29, 2016Genres: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Erotic RomanceAudience: 18+ due to sexual situations, adult language, and sexual abuseTBR

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synopsis

From here on out, the Nicki Sosebee series is getting darker.

BUCKLE UP.

Like a dog with a bone, Nicki cannot help but continue to pursue realtor-turned-politician Gina McCafferty as the woman persists in making her play for Winchester’s open City Council seat. But Nicki is learning over and over again that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to her fair city. Meanwhile, her personal life is topsy-turvy, and a tattoo artist named Hunter makes Nicki’s life a living hell.

Alliances are tested. Lines are drawn. And events are set in motion that will play out in deadly ways…

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

*Big breathe in and out*  OK…way intense reads…….

*Big Smirk*  NICKI IS BACK!!

*shakes what my momma gave me because this series is amazing*

OMG Do I love her and man have I freaking missed her!!!  I think what I love best about Nicki, and I have probably said this before, is she is totally a chick I wanna be friends with.  She is so like me at times with the big doe eyes and believing people are good but then realizing that they are NOT good.  Sean is her true love and sounding board who really does a lot to help her with her latest and continued mystery.

Nicki is still investigation the police and politicians from the last book.  Sean has meet up with some new guys who are giving him some inside information about the corruption she is investigation.    She is dealing with the paper consolidating and her beloved Napoli’s falling even further down into a bankrupt business. Nicki is having a lot of personal soul searching with her and Sean plus all her other childhood friends are making changes to their lives…some good changes and some not good changes *tear*

I don’t want to go into the plot too much because there would be definite spoilers but holy the hell the introduction of Hunter had my heart racing for MANY different reasons at different times in the book.  He is the right guy at the right time or is he too good to be true?????   Seeing Jesse again made my tummy flutter but every scene with Sean made me Swoon and Sigh…yep #TeamSean all the way!!!

excerpt

“Something wrong?”

Nicki realized she was gritting her teeth—not making noise or anything, but definitely clenching them so that her jaw was tense. “Oh, sorry.” She swallowed. “Maybe today I should just get my nose pierced.”

What? She’d lost her mind.

No, this was good. Change was good. Especially now.

Hunter nodded. “That’s not a bad idea. You’ve got a good nose for it.” She snorted then and peals of laughter flowed from her mouth. He gave her a puzzled look.

“Sorry. I write part-time for the Tribune, and my boss has told me I have a nose for news.” She laughed again and he forced a smile. “Sorry. I really have had way too much to drink. Maybe I should leave.”

He touched her forearm. “No, you’re fine. You’re just a bit giddy, and that might be due to a little adrenaline flowing through your veins.”

“Adrenaline?”

“Yeah, as you prep yourself for a little pain.”

“Oh…how bad does that hurt?”

He flipped his hand, palm up, grinning and shrugging, and then he shook his head. “I’ve never had my nose pierced, so I don’t know. Piercing itself, though? Kind of depends on where you’re getting pierced and what your pain tolerance is. I had a shitload to drink before I got pierced, and it didn’t hurt at all.”

“You have a piercing? Where?” Nicki couldn’t see any holes anywhere—not on his ears or face. Maybe his nipples?

He grinned again, standing and extending his hand to her. “A guy’s gotta have a few secrets. Come on. Let’s go get you prepped.”

Praise

Excellent new addition to the series and definitely now one of my favorites!” ~ Sue Banner

“Way intense read…NICKI IS BACK!!” ~ Angie J, Twinsie Talk Book Blog

Series Info (additional purchase links below)

1 Got the Life

2 Dead

3 No Place to Hide

4 Right Now

5 One More Time

6 Lost

7 Innocent Bystander

8 Blind

9 Fake

10 Lies

11 Dead Bodies Everywhere

12 Wake Up

13 Alive

Sales info

The Nicki series box sets—Nicki Sosebee Foursome (books 1-4) and Nicki Sosebee Foursome 2 (books 5-8)—will be on sale on the same day Lies releases.

If you need any other info, please don’t hesitate to comment below and Jade will get back with you ASAP.  Thank you for your interest!

Purchase Links for Series Books

Nicki Sosebee Foursome (books 1-4)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/VaenU7
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1kUdBqq
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1nG0Vhq
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1ur64Qw

Nicki Sosebee Foursome 2 (books 5-8)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1kuKmtO
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/XTRx4N
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1oU4jtJ

Got the Life (Nicki Sosebee #1)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1bq7m8T
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1l2p19U
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1fkxjGp
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1uwa8BM
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1nr11jG

Dead (Nicki Sosebee #2)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/MeW2QZ
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1eYBdQB
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/NeOAGi
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1mDxLWo
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1vpywTy

No Place to Hide (Nicki Sosebee #3)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1bPkeG0
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1bPitsi
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1l2suFk
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1DCMq6L
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1sLY5d1

Right Now (Nicki Sosebee #4)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1ebbcxe
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1h1ic4A
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1hz51ek
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1ur6uGK
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1w4E8VH

One More Time (Nicki Sosebee #5)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1d5OUxr
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1cuF6A9
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1meNjvk
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1rj4WhQ
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1nUYOrf

Lost (Nicki Sosebee #6)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/Ofhwz2
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/Offuiq
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1fkxQYX
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1nTXXMS
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1q5kgv1

Innocent Bystander (Nicki Sosebee #7)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1BrkYHU
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1DNjrjA
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1pzQoW1
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1o3bj9Q
iTunes: http://bit.ly/10JajgQ

Blind (Nicki Sosebee #8)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1oooHjz
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1094TLA
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1uwl6Hs
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1EagVTI
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1zoZa2X

Fake (Nicki Sosebee #9)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/MJ3Tq6
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1cosH3d
Barnes & Noble: http://tinyurl.com/ph9slh7

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