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#Sugar4Spice #AuthorSpotlight – CA Harms

C.A. Harms

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Crystal AKA C.A. Harms. Author for more than 7 years, two children and married to my high school sweetheart. Contemporary romance, romantic suspense and Romantic Comedy author.

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

Outside by the pool, or tucked in with my fuzzy blanket in my reading nook, with light music playing. Snacks like grapes, cheese and nuts are my go to.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Getting the opportunity to meet the readers and other authors.

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

Nora Roberts, or James Patterson

What author would you love to write with?

Cary Hart

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I am so humbled by the readers, they are my most favorite part.

What are your social links?

NEWSLETTER: http://bit.ly/1xsgHCS
Twitter: https://twitter.com/charms0814
Blog: http://authorharms.blogspot.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorcaharms/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6895633.C_A_Harms
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-CA-Harms/354791947956151
Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/702393513116443/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/C.A.-Harms/e/B00BM5QT9S

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/C.A.-Harms/e/B00BM5QT9S

Don’t Be Afraid Review by Angie HERE

#WOTR20 #RH #KU – Then Comes Marriage: A Reverse Harem Romance (Matchmaker #4) by Jade C. Jamison

Then Comes Marriage: A Reverse Harem Romance (Matchmaker Book 4)

I’m so close to the finish line…but will my future be everything I hoped for?

We’re down to the last two men vying for my hand, and what had seemed to be every woman’s dream has become a wretched nightmare. These men who’d seemed perfect for me, compatible in every way, are deeply flawed, and now I’m questioning if I even want to spend a lifetime with them.

But now it’s too late. I’m locked in, and so I now have to hope for the lesser of two evils and pray that I can turn it into a match made in heaven…

***Dying to find out who Claire ends up with? Find out in the explosive finale!***

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

Holy wild ride for us and Claire!!! SO this book ends and we are not sure who is staying in the final 2 guys or who is out…..I am kinda stunned actually by the 2 who remain and the one who was voted out because I SURE would have dumped one over the other.

Claire has a LOT happening in this book.  She goes on mini dates, a trip away date and 2 final dates while all wondering “WHAT IS GOING ON???” and “WHO WILL AMERICA PICK?”  I mean even I was stunned at who America was picking….

We learn a lot about our final two suiters…one thing for sure…neither can keep their pants up for long when Claire is around *Snickers* Ya’ll this is national TV!!!!??? Your mother is watching!!!

When the book is ending, Claire gets some “NEWS” and well, yeah, her opinion about things is soon twisted and leaves her feeling not so happy with the show.

I loved how we get to see the rational for the people who were cut when they were cut.  It made me and Claire understand the why for most everything.  Most of all, I loved the final scene!!!  I loved who she ended up with even if he wasn’t my 1st or 2nd pick!!  He was truly the BEST pick for Claire.

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” While you’re more likely to see Jade headbanging instead of Dirty Dancing, she—like Baby—won’t be put in a corner…or a box. So even though you can’t really stick her books in one genre, you could say she mostly writes steamy Contemporary Romance—and, while you’re at it, you’ll notice in her stories that Jade freaking loves Colorado, hard music, coffee, bad words, and CHOCOLATE!!! And so do her characters.

Oh, and there’s always a glimmer of hope…because if life doesn’t have that, what’s the damn point? (

Cold Queen by K. Webster

Title: Cold Queen
Series: The Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: K Webster
Genre: Dark Fantasy/Romance Suspense
Release Date: October 29, 2019
From USA Today Bestselling Author K Webster, comes a dark, fantasy romance standalone novel!
In a cold, empty castle, a young queen is dying.
Weak. Fragile. Disgraced.
But Queen Whitestone is not alone in her final days.
She has her beloved sister.
Until a wicked king rides onto her land.
Arrogant. Insufferable. Demanding.
King Bloodsun has come with an offer…peace in trade for a bride.
He wants the princess.
The fiery king won’t take no for an answer.
He vows to keep the cold queen captive until she gives in to his demands.
A queen bows for no one, though.
Not even when she’s frail and fading away.
She’ll tap into her strength, protecting the only family she has left.
The king is about to learn why they call her the cruel one…
K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens. 
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#WOTR20 #RH #KU – First Comes Love: A Reverse Harem Romance (Matchmaker #3) by Jade C. Jamison

First Comes Loves: A Reverse Harem Romance (Matchmaker Book 3)

Can one woman possibly fall in love with more than one man at a time?

My name is Claire Seaburg and I’m an aspiring actress. You haven’t heard of me yet? Just wait. You will soon. You see, I’m in the third week of the new reality television show Matchmaker. It’s getting tough, because we’re down to three men—and I’m afraid I’m falling in love with them all. Will the man I end up with truly be the right one for me?

Or will I wind up in hell with the wrong guy?

Watch me as we get one week closer—and I do a few naughty things I just might regret…

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

ANNND Another one bites the dust.  Was I sad to see my favorite guy go?  YUP but doesn’t that always happen in those damn reality TV shows.

So we are now down to 3 dudes and TBH they gotta work for Angie to be all #TeamNewDude…LOL

SO Claire is a bit sad to see my boy go and the other 3 guys start to put the moves on for her attention.  ALL of the guys sneak some alone time with Claire in their own ways and can I just say…one of the ways is super hawt!!!

The host, Cat, I have my eyes on and I am curious what the guys say during their confessionals that Claire isn’t allowed to see that makes the TV audience vote the way they do.

Cat gives the guys a test and we see right away who is really listening to Claire and who is just trying to get her attention with muscles and flirting.

As always we are left wondering who is going to be cut in the final round and who will be the final 2 guys.  Since the last book will have the winner, I am super excited.

My thoughts on the final guys….

1 He is in it for the money the guys win

  1. He is in it to “Win” the competition. Claire is just a prize at the end.
  2. I am not sure but MAYBE he is my new #Team but he has some issues to work on

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” While you’re more likely to see Jade headbanging instead of Dirty Dancing, she—like Baby—won’t be put in a corner…or a box. So even though you can’t really stick her books in one genre, you could say she mostly writes steamy Contemporary Romance—and, while you’re at it, you’ll notice in her stories that Jade freaking loves Colorado, hard music, coffee, bad words, and CHOCOLATE!!! And so do her characters.

Oh, and there’s always a glimmer of hope…because if life doesn’t have that, what’s the damn point?

 

#Sugar4SPICE #AuthorSpotlight – Shannyn Schroeder

Shannyn Schroeder

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Shannyn Schroeder – I write contemporary romance set in the city of Chicago

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

I like writing at my desk; however, most of my writing happens at McDonald’s while my kids are in extracurriculars or at Panera with my writing friends. There’s almost always a Diet Coke at my side

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting readers who love my books

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

I’ve already met so many…but there’s always more. I’d love to meet Alyssa Cole, and she’s coming to my chapter’s conference next spring

What author would you love to write with?

I don’t know that I could write with someone. That seems like it would take a lot of planning and I rarely plan my writing.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The first time a reader came up to me and had me sign her Kindle because my books were digital

What are your social links?

Web site — http://www.shannynschroeder.com
Goodreads — https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6575201.Shannyn_Schroeder
Twitter — https://twitter.com/SSchroeder_
Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/shannyn.schroeder

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

https://www.amazon.com/Shannyn-Schroeder/e/B00A2B0APW?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1567472984&sr=8-1

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Shannyn%20Schroeder%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=shannyn+schroederhttps://www.apple.com/us/search/shannyn-schroeder?src=globalnav

#WOTR20 #RH #KU – Steamy Kisses: A Reverse Harem Romance (Matchmaker #2) by Jade C. Jamison

 

Steamy Kisses: A Reverse Harem Romance (Matchmaker Book 2)

One man down. Four to go.

Claire might have thought that having one less man to deal with in the reality show Matchmaker would have made her life easier, but she was wrong. As they all get to know each other better, Claire discovers that being compatible with each man doesn’t make him an ideal mate. And, as they make their way through another week of dates, Claire finds that one of them doesn’t even want to be there…

One-click today to continue the steamy story!

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

Man Oh Man.  #TeamGray alllll day long ladies!!  I claimed him in book #1 and I am still all day long loving him.  After reading this book if you are not on #TeamGray them I don’t think we can be friends…I mean…I totally dreamy sighed at him in a scene in the story…..yup dreamy signed.

Gosh so I don’t know how to do this review without giving away the spoiler of the guy who got cut …so I am gonna be a little vague on some of the specifics.

Spencer is still a raging dick and I hate him. I kinda wonder if Cat the producer is banging him anyway…..gross.

Gabe who I thought might be a cool dude kinda shows some not so good qualities about himself……????  Master Manipulator kinda like Spencer??

Thomas…still a raging douche canoe and I can’t stand him….Yeah when you get more info about him…gross and no thanks…..

Darius….Well Mr. Tall Drink of Water…..I really am wondering why he holds his cards to close to his chest and yet I really like him.  But I got the spider tingles at times and wonder what is really going on there???

*Que the birds chirping* Gray……Yup he is my pick,  If Jade tricks me and makes him some major under the covers asshat, I will be sending her major text messages and threaten to no longer be her friend!! LOL

Claire loses a guy in this book, guys have a challenge, and she goes on dates with the guys again.  When the books ends we are finding out who will stay and who might be leaving in the reality show………..

Seriously I loved this next book and m dying to see who stays and who goes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” While you’re more likely to see Jade headbanging than Dirty Dancing, she–like Baby–won’t be put in a corner…or a box. So even though you can’t really stick her books in one genre, you could say she mostly writes steamy Contemporary Romance–and, while you’re at it, you’ll notice in her stories that Jade freaking loves Colorado, hard music, coffee, bad words, and CHOCOLATE!!! And so do her characters.

Oh, and there’s always a glimmer of hope…because if life doesn’t have that, what’s the damn point?

 

#Sugar4SPICE #AuthorSpotlight – Sue Rovens

Sue Rovens

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Sue Rovens. I’m an indie suspense/horror author and blogger. Currently, I have 5 books – three of which are novels and two which are collections of short stories. Since I’m not at the point where I can do this for a living, I spend my days at Illinois State University (Milner Library) working as a Stacks Maintenance Manager. I’ve been with ISU for over 28 years.

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

Home, in the den. I don’t need any food (maybe an iced tea). When I’m writing, I try to limit all distractions, and that includes eating.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I know the answer is supposed to be meeting all the people, and that IS a great thing about signings. But I think my favorite thing is the anticipation of the event – what the whole day will be like and how the overall feel will be. Every signing I’ve attended has had it’s own distinct ebbs and flows. I find that pretty compelling.

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

Unfortunately, the author I wanted to meet has passed. I was able to connect with him in some fashion through email and a message board on his website when he was alive. Jack Ketchum (Dallas Mayr was his real name) was gracious enough to consent to be part of my Meet & Greet, a section on my blog where I interview authors. The Meet & Greet was his last public interview before he died in January 2018.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

There are too many to call “one” a particular favorite. But, one of the best memories has been standing at my author’s table in the Barnes & Noble up in Rockford selling my books (this was early on when I only had one or two books out). It had always been a dream to be in a real bookstore selling something that I had written. That will always be a very special memory.

What are your social links?

https://suerovens.com

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

https://www.amazon.com/Sue-Rovens/e/B009PCPQUS%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

OR

my blog – https://suerovens.com

#WOTR20 #5YearFamily #NewRelease #Review – On Broken Wings, The Witness Series Book 7 by H. D’Agostio

Free spirit.
Determined.
Destined for greatness.

These were all words used to describe me once upon a time. I was an elite gymnast on the fast track to success. I sacrificed everything for my future, including a social life. My friends didn’t understand, boys called me frigid, but I would prove them all wrong.

A single date changed it all for me. One night with Nate Carter tipped my entire world tipped my entire world off its axis. Black and white turned to gray as lines were crossed and promises I’d made myself years ago were broken. He sent me into a downward spiral that only my brother could save me from. That is, until I met Evan…

It’s amazing how a few words can change your outlook on life. A kind gesture can make you see the beauty around you, and teach you to believe in yourself. Evan did that… he healed me and taught me to fly again.

Follow Jenni’s journey in On Broken Wings- book 7 in The Witness Series.


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

What a sad thing…the last book in a series!!  How sad to say good bye to this cast of characters?  Thank goodness for rereads right!!??

We have seen Jenni and Mason’s strong sibling relationship for a few books.  We love her and want to know what happened to her.  We learn a little bit in Mason’s book but seeing it through Jenni’s eyes was hard.  The content is tough, and we do start the book in the past so as to live the trauma Jenni endures.

Evan is a man after this mystery woman who sees Jenni but can’t seem to crack her into accepting more from him.  Evan is charming and patient.  He stays the courses to get to know this sassy, feisty and brilliant woman to give him one dang chance!!  LOL

As the two get closer and build MORE, we see Evan is holding back some truths that will inevitably cause Jenni heartache.  We see Jenni finally opening and freeing herself from the past and everything she went through thanks to the love and support of Evan.  When the two worlds crash and all the secrets are spilled, my heart hurt for Jenni.  I worried, like Mason and the rest of the cast of characters did, about her ability to process it all.  But I hurt for Evan too. He loves Jenni with everything and the thought of hurting her is killing him.

The epilogue is amazing, but the last chapter might have been my favorite. Jenni and Evan made a great read and a great final book in one of my favorite series!!

Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.

She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.

She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the dance studio, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’.

#WOTR20 #RH #KU – Looking for Love: A Reverse Harem Romance, Matchmaker Series Book #1 by Jade C. Jamison

Looking for Love: A Reverse Harem Romance (Matchmaker Book 1) by [Jamison, Jade C.]

One woman. Four weeks. Five men.
Just one chance.

After years of putting love on the back burner and struggling to break into Hollywood as an actress, Claire jumps on an opportunity to do both—by accepting the chance to be the pursued woman in a reality television show called Matchmaker.

Choosing among five men hand-picked specifically for her should be easy, but by the time she discovers that not all of the men are ideal, it’s too late. And when Claire attempts to salvage the situation, she’s met with the harsh reality that she doesn’t have a choice after all…

One-click to start this steamy romance today!

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I received this book from the author f ran honest review.

WHUT!!  Jade is writing a RH.  When did this happen and how did I NOT KNOW? Those were my first questions when she asked me to read this book for her.  I LOVE RH.  I know they aren’t for everyone but hey that’s cool.  I am a HUGE fan and was totally stoked to jump right in.

So raise your hand if you like The Bachelor or the Bachelorette? Well them this my friends will be something you will also love to read.  Claire is an actress who agreed to be on this kinda dating show.  She will be living with 5 men for 4 weeks and at the end, hopefully she will have a hubby, dream house and career in Hollywood.

We get to meet all the guys right away when they have dinner in the house.  Lemme say, I have my favorite already and ones I can’t stand already…..#TeamGrayson alllllll day long!!  #TeamCutSpencer allllll day long.  We are jumping right into challenges to win time with our single lady Claire.  When the winner is crowned she still gets alone time with the other guys but in a much shorter time span.  We see all the guys and love each one for a different reason…ok I didn’t love them all but yeah that is just me.

Right when we THINK we know what is going to happen we are given news that the “winning” guys gets cash?  HRMMMMM???  But the biggest WTF moment was when we learn Claire doesn’t get to “give a rose” to the dudes she wants to keep…no my friends the studio audience picks! GASP!  So crazy!!  But I will add I have serious concerns about our TV Host Cat.  I see Shady town written alllllll over her face!!!

I can’t wait for the next installment of the series!!  I have my fingers crossed that the studio audience hears my cried of #CutTheDB about Spencer.

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” While you’re more likely to see Jade headbanging than Dirty Dancing, she–like Baby–won’t be put in a corner…or a box. So even though you can’t really stick her books in one genre, you could say she mostly writes steamy Contemporary Romance–and, while you’re at it, you’ll notice in her stories that Jade freaking loves Colorado, hard music, coffee, bad words, and CHOCOLATE!!! And so do her characters.

Oh, and there’s always a glimmer of hope…because if life doesn’t have that, what’s the damn point?

#WOTR20 #Paranormal #Dragons #Series #Shifters #Siblings – Manhattan Dragon (The Treasure of Paragon #3) by Genevieve Jack

Manhattan Dragon (The Treasure of Paragon, #3)

Deadly secrets. Hidden enemies. Colliding histories.

She’s supposed to be dead.

For Rowan Valor, faking her own death is a regular necessity. How else would an immortal dragon manage to live in a place like Manhattan for close to three hundred years? But changing her identity leaves the community center she founded vulnerable, and for the sake of the children, she must find a way to undo the damage.

He’s leading a new life.

Human detective Nick Grandstaff entered law enforcement to escape his violent roots. But closing the door on his past has resulted in an unnatural obsession with his work. Perhaps it’s for the best that his longest relationship has been with his dog. What woman would choose to be with someone with such a dark and tangled history?

To have a future together, both must face their past.

When Nick investigates a case that leads him to Rowan’s door, their passionate connection promises to heal old wounds and grant them both the once-in-a-lifetime love they deserve. But fighting a common enemy entangles them in the dangerous supernatural underworld of Manhattan where power is shifting, and unbeknownst to Rowan, a former ally has become a deadly enemy.


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Amazon – mybook.to/ManhattanDragon
Applebooks – https://apple.co/2OGAanu
Nook – http://bit.ly/2yFgB3Y

Google Play –  http://bit.ly/35odb4S

Manhattan Dragon (The Treasure of Paragon #3) by Genevieve Jack

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

I am such a huge fan of this series so when I saw Rowan’s book was next, I couldn’t wait to read it.  Rowan’s story did not disappoint at all that is for sure.  Seeing the only sister in this large dragon family get her HEA was awesome especially since we have heard about her from Tobias a lot in his story.

Rowan is sassy, smart, and compassionate which is why Nick is so drawn to her.  He is the perfect match to our “princess.”  Nick is overwhelmed, to say the least, after being thrust into the new world but being with his woman made everything worth it.

The story was very fast paced with a lot of twists and turns plus some steamy fun scenes.  I think Harriett stole the scenes when she was in them and loved her as a secondary character.  The banter between her and Rowan was pure comedy especially in the scene about her owning a $8,000 handbag.

I loved the continued story of the siblings needing to find each other and look forward to more in the series!!

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