#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight #5YearFamily – Jennifer Laslie

Jennifer Laslie

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Jennifer Laslie and I currently live in Layton, UT where I get to look at the mountains every single day!

Last December I made a huge leap by moving here from Louisville, KY. I’m happily married with two children and I’m sort of a crazy cat lady. We have five cats that rule our house and two dogs that try to stay out of their way.

I write both Young Adult and Paranormal Romance. When I’m not working or writing, you can find me at the bookstore with a coffee in hand or out hiking a trail in the Utah wilderness.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I’ve got to have something to drink, whether it’s water, a mixed rum drink, or coke and amaretto. My office has a big overstuffed chair and ottoman that I get settled in. I pull up Spotify for some light background noise and let my favorite songs play on shuffle. I try to remind my kids to leave me alone, but it doesn’t always work out that way. They’re 13 and 19 and you’d think they’d learn to listen to me by now, but nope!

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love meeting both readers and authors. These events usually give me an opportunity to see author friends I generally only ever chat with online. I also get excited when I have readers come up to my table that know of me, and have read something of mine, but then they gush about how much they love it and it makes my day!

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

I’d love to meet Jacqueline Carey. She is my all time favorite author! I do have a signed UK edition paperback of one of her books that I won online when she used to do giveaways on Facebook a long time ago. It is my most prized autographed book!

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I do not have to be at work until 9:30am MST. My alarm goes off at 6:30am every morning. I wake up, get ready for the day and get settled into my writing chair in my office with a coffee next to me. Because I work from home, I can utilize every minute up until 9:30 and then walk over to my desk to clock in for work. If I don’t have anything pressing in the evenings, I’ll eat dinner, watch a TV show with my husband, and if I’ve got the energy, I’ll try to write some more. If not, I’ll veg out and know that tomorrow I can tackle the word count.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Can I name two memories? Yes? Please? Okay!

The first is when I wrote my novel Mermaid Adrift for a boxed set, Sirens and Scales. The box set hit #89 on the USA Today Bestsellers List right smack dab in between Stephen King and Janet Evanovich.

My second is getting accepted as a client for Rebecca Frank. She is a phenomenal cover artist and she is the one who has designed all of the covers for my Unfortunate Spells series.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

Refer back up to my favorite author. My most prized possession is an autographed copy of one of Jacqueline Carey’s books. I have all of her Kushiel’s Legacy series, but they are all the hardback editions from the US. The one I have signed from her is Naamah’s Kiss and it’s the UK cover in paperback.

What are your social links?

http://www.facebook.com/authorjlaslie and http://www.twitter.com/authorjlaslie

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

https://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Laslie/e/B00NCJV6Z4

Twinsie Angie Review of Untreatable HERE

#WOTR20 #NewRelease #AntiHero #RH #Review #KU – Identity (A Villainously Romantic Retelling Book 3) by Brandy Slaven

  Identity (A Villainously Romantic Retelling Book 3)

the tough choices are what makes life

Years ago, I was the scape goat for a very powerful man and his six sons. I managed to escape and build a quiet life for myself. When the opportunity arose to help others in similar situations, I took it. Now, I’m known in the streets for my talented hand in forgery among other things. Almost anybody a person wishes to become, I can make it happen, well, with the help of my two best friends.

Arsuilla. Survivor. Savior. I answer to them all. Oh, and voice stealer. I swear, throat punch a guy one time and it’ll stick with you for a lifetime.

Life is looking up until the six sons find me. At first I fear they’ve been sent by their father to drag me kicking and screaming back to him. But I soon come to realize, I’ve got more to fear from Anderson, Alejandro, Abraham, Atlas, Alek, and Aric. Like losing my heart to the six brothers.

This is a Villainously Romantic WhyChoose Retelling with some chuckles, several fearless stunts, and enough determination to rival the sea. 

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*Clapping*  The Little Mermaid was my girls favorite Disney movie so I was super excited to read this book.  I mean everyone hates Arsuilla AKA Su.  She has left everyone she loves and everything she knows to keep the ones she loves safe.  She is now helping others who left with nothing on their backs.  She says she wished she had someone helping her when she escaped so she is returning the favor with her talents. When the guys some back Arsuilla freaks but soon starts to remember and fall for the brothers.

The scenes with the br0thers are Bow Chicka Wow Wow reads for sure.  ANNNND Of course since it’s a RH series you can’t pick just one and thank God you don’t have too.

This is a great addition to the series of anti-hero books!!

 

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

#WOTR20 #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter #Novella Who Ordered a Medium (Unfortunate Spells Book 0) by Jennifer Leslie


How can she move on when her dead fiancé won’t?

Josie’s world is turned upside down after the death of her fiancé. Her picture-perfect world no longer exists. But when a ghost starts haunting her house, she’s not sure who to turn to.

Sebastian isn’t just a hot stripper Josie met at her bachelorette party, he’s also the medium that shows up at her door to help her with her ghost problem.

Together, they must figure out who is haunting her house and how to get rid of them. Can they survive the supernatural while figuring out the chemistry brewing between them?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46205691-who-ordered-a-medium

Amazon  https://www.amazon.com/Ordered-Medium-Unfortunate-Spells-Book-ebook/dp/B07SM378FN/ref=sr_1_2?crid=12UC4WPJD9VOJ&keywords=jennifer+laslie&qid=1570110618&sprefix=Jennifer+las%2Caps%2C272&sr=8-2


Josie was enjoying her bachelorette party 3 days before her wedding with her closest  friends drinking and have a blast when the doorbell rings and surprise her friends got her a stripper. The music and lap dance started and for some reason Josie had felt a spark between the stripper and herself, she shouldn’t be feeling things like that she getting ready to get married for Christ sakes. The next night her future husband went out with his friends and it was during a terrible storm, well one thing lead to another and something terrible had occurred. A few days later Josie was putting books away and one flew off the shelf into the middle of the room she knows she wasn’t going crazy but this book was amazing and i just loved it. Hilarious, heartwarming, heartbreak, and swooning this books has it all, and a little spook factor that your going to love as well.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Jennifer Laslie is a crazy cat lady who lives in Utah with her wonderful husband and two children. Her office affords her a mountain view that she loves! When she’s not thinking about cheesecake or cats, she can be found in the bookstore in the Young Adult section, coffee in hand.

#NewRelease #review – Hope’s First Christmas (Brie’s Submission Book 19) by Red Phoenix

Hope's First Christmas (Brie's Submission Book 19)

USA Today bestselling author Red Phoenix brings you the magic of the season in this heartfelt and sizzling holiday romance.

Nothing is more enchanting than the wonder of a child on Christmas morning…
But Hope is not the only one who will experience the magic of the holidays.

Sir may not care for the season, but he enjoys challenging his beloved sub.
In the absence of extended family, you turn to your friends.

Unwrapping gifts will take on a whole new meaning at the Training Center.

And Santa has never been hotter!

 


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

I was so ecstatic to get this book. I love this family so much and love when we get to see the entire training center family.  To see Brie and Sir celebrate Hope’s first Christmas took me back to my baby girls first Christmas and memories that will always be with me.

 There were so many great things going on in this book. So much family love on this Christmas season. Sir has not celebrated Christmas in years but Rytsar and Hope may just bring Christmas joy back into his heart. I was so exited to see what Sir has planned for Brie, Hope and even Rytsar.  Sir did an amazing job planning the Christmas party at the Training center. I enjoyed seeing all the surprises Sir and the other Dom’s had for the subs.  All I can say is I would love to sit on that Santa’s lap.

I had the feel goods through out this entire story. Some of the most amazing thoughtful gifts were given by Sir, Brie and Rytsar. It is Amazing who the best gifts given don’t have to be physical things but words from the heart and boy does Rytsar know the perfect way to deliver it and it is shocking who receives this gift.  I enjoy seeing Mary, Lea and the other subs in this one.  Everyone deserves friends like Sir and Brie’s. Christmas is my favorite holiday and this story was the perfect thing to get me in the Christmas Spirit.

 

My favorite quote:

“Two strong men facing a holiday they had avoided for years now choosing to experience the holiday through the wonder of Hope’s eyes.”

 

USA Today Bestselling Author

Red Phoenix is an award-winning romance author who gained popularity with her BDSM series, Brie’s Submission.

To join in the Brie experience begin with the 1st Boxed Set (Books 1-3) and start your journey into a sensual world…

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Erin Trejo

Erin Trejo

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m a full time writer and a mom of 4 kids. I’m typically pretty quiet until I get to know people. Then hold on to your ass!

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

Typically when I write I like it to be quiet. If I hear music, I will sing along. It’s a downfall. lol.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting new people! I think it’s amazing to connect with people that I may not have gotten the chance to before.

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

OMG there are so many. I would say Carian Cole. She has listened to me whine since I started writing and never once complained. She is always so helpful and such a sweetheart.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I have a specific spot in my room. I call it my bubble corner. I like to live there. haha

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Wow, I’d say meeting Golden Czermak. He is just a huge inspiration to so many. I love that man!

What are your social links?

https://www.facebook.com/authorerintrejo/

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

https://www.amazon.com/Erin-Trejo/e/B00U0RXH80
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#RELEASEBLITZ #REVIEW – NEVER TRUST A ROCKSTAR by Sarah Darlington

Title: NEVER TRUST A ROCKSTAR
Author: Sarah Darlington
Release Date: November 5th
Series: The NEVER TRUST Series, Book 1

Yes, please. Sign me up.


Emma has always been obsessed with Ollie Mills of
the southern rock band, Sunset Revival. She follows his every move on
Twitter, likes all his posts on Instagram, and stalks his page on Facebook. So
when there’s a contest to win a date with the sexy-as-sin, bad-boy rockstar, of
course she enters.


It’s a one in a million chance.

Caleb Mills has always been unlucky in love. From
the girl who broke his heart, to every one-night stand in between, the lead
singer of Sunset Revival barely feels anything anymore. He’s focused on
his music and nothing more. Until he sees Emma, in a blue dress, on a hot night
in Nashville. She’s meant to be his brother’s date, but the moment his eyes
connect with hers he wants this beautiful girl all for himself.

Caleb knows, it will only take Ollie a minute to
screw things up. And he’ll be there waiting to win this girl’s heart the moment
he does. But can any girl, ever, really trust a rockstar

*NEVER TRUST A ROCKSTAR can be read as a
standalone, or as the first book in Sarah Darlington’s ROCKSTARS in KILL DEVIL
HILLS Series.

order your copy now!
 or FREE in Kindle Unlimited.

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

As someone who has met a famous person and been crushed by them, I totally related to Emma.  She totally dug Ollie and to find out what he was really like…ugh.  Emma wins a date with Ollie who is in her favorite band.  She is totally stoked because hell its OLLIE.  She soon discovers what a not awesome dude he is and then we see Caleb.  He too is in the bad with Ollie.

This book is essentially a friends’ to lovers’ story with Emma and Caleb finding each other and then falling for each other.  Caleb stepped up and helped Emma when her date with Ollie was a hot mess.  Caleb used to be a player but has grown tired of it.  Which I was kinda stunned by because he is so not like Ollie but I guess that cheetah changed his spots!!  LOL

I enjoyed the story and look for more in the series.


Preorder the other books in the series now too!

NEVER KISS A ROCKSTAR (Dec. 5)
NEVER LOVE A ROCKSTAR (Feb. 5)
NEVER LEAVE A ROCKSTAR (Mar. 5)

Sarah Darlington was born in Colorado and grew up all over the United States. She and her family call Virginia home these days. The best word to describe Sarah is ‘creative.’ She’s passionate about designing, crafting, and photography. But most of all… she loves to write. Her creative bone and OCD personality mix well.


Her romance books are sexy and heart-gripping at their core, guaranteed to make you swoon. Any of them can be read as a stand-alone, but all are connected within the same world.

#WOTR20 #5YearFamily #AuthorSpotlight – JM Walker

J.M. Walker

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

J.M. Walker – Oh gosh. I hate talking about myself. I’m married with 2 furbabies. I love coffee, peanut butter and beer. Oh and cookies. Not all in that order. Horror movies are my jam. I HATE romance movies but love writing them. Go figure right?

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

Just music. I also love writing at Starbucks too. I can bang out a couple thousand words in like 2 hours there. Apparently the noise helps.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting readers!!!! And getting to know my fellow authors.

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

I’ve met most of the people who attend WOTR. As for the new authors attending, I haven’t read any of them. 🙁

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

Nope. No schedule. I’m all over the place which works well for me.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Honestly? Meeting so many readers and authors. This has been a crazy ride. One that I never expected to be on and while it’s been challenging at times, I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

Broken Scars – It took me 6 years to write and release it. I lived an breathed that thing. Lucas Crane will always be apart of me and I can’t wait to revisit him and see how he’s doing.

What are your social links?

Website: http://www.aboutjmwalker.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jm.walker.authorReader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JMsJems/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmwlkr
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jmwlkr/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5132169.J_M_Walker

Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y7dpjkud

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/j-m-walker

Book+Main Bites Romance: https://bookandmainbites.com/jmwalkerNewsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/o2i6u2

What are your buy links?

Here’s my Amazon page – might be easier this way and thank you!! – https://tinyurl.com/y7dpjkud

Twinsie Melinda’s review for Broken Scars : HERE

#Sugar4Spice #AuthorSpotlight – Miranda Shanklin

Miranda Shanklin

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Miranda Shanklin I write paranormal romance about witches. I live in central Illinois with my husband and two teenage children. we have two dogs, a turtle and three cats. I am a paralegal for my day job and write every chance I get. My mind is always spinning and coming up with the next story or working out what will come up next in the story I’m working on now. My family sometimes has a hard time keeping my attention because I will get lost in the story in my head, but instead of getting annoyed it has become a family joke.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I used to need it to be silent. My husband built me an office and put extra insulation around it as a sound barrier. Now I have to play Pandora so there is some kind of noise in the background. I always have peanut butter M&Ms and Mountain Dew there too.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love seeing other authors that I have met at other signings but I have to admit I can’t beat the feeling of meeting readers who have read one of my books and is there just to find me and wants the next book. Or hears what the books are about and gets excited to read them. That is what I do this for, the readers, so when they get excited it makes it all worth it.

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

Stephen King. I have been reading his books since I was a preteen. I don’t know if I would even be able to say anything if I came face to face with him. I would completely fan girl.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I’m a sit and go whenever I have a chance kind of person. Just like I write. I don’t plan anything. I feel it’s too forced if I plan it out because then I have to follow this plan that’s already laid out. Then if something new comes to me I can’t do that because it will mess up the rest of the plan. I am just as surprised as to what is going to happen next in my books as everyone else. I tried doing a schedule and I ended up sitting there at a blank screen. I had to go back to just sitting down and writing when it felt right to me.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I get a booth at a local festival every year and sell copies of my books. I had to stop writing for a little bit while I had some health issues. I had one woman come to my booth every year and ask if I had gotten my trilogy written and published yet. This year I had just gotten the last book published before the festival. She was so excited she was bouncing as she paid for the books. She said she was going home to re-read the series and then start the trilogy.
she was so excited. She didn’t lose interest, instead she just kept waiting and couldn’t wait to read what I had written. I am still amazed by that.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

The first book I wrote. It will always be my most prized possession. It shows that I had a dream and no matter how much I was told it would never happen, I made it happen. I worked hard and I made my dream come true.

What are your social links?

www.mirandashanklin.com;

www.facebook.com/mirandashanklinauthor;

@mlshanklin

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

https://www.amazon.com/Miranda-Shanklin/e/B00N7X1LMI?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1570986204&sr=8-1

#NewRelease #RH #AntiHero- Cruelty (A Villainously Romantic Retelling Book 2) by K.B. Everly

Cruelty (A Villainously Romantic Retelling Book 2)

The devil is in the details.

At least, that’s what I, alternative clothing store owner and animal activist, Ella Devlin, have always believed.

What should’ve been a simple B&E into the corrupt kill shelter to release all the animals, turns out to be not as simple as I imagined. Everything becomes a bit spotty.

Not only do I now have a pregnant Dalmatian refusing to leave my side, but I’m also facing the wrath of the shelters owners, Nita and Robert Darling, who will stop at nothing to retrieve every last animal released.

I can’t let that happen.

I may have grown up with the label of the heartless bitch, since I’ve never had the best of attitudes and tended to avoid people like the plague. But no one has ever gotten to see the real me hiding beneath.

With the help of my hot—yet womanizing—partner in crime, Theo, and my sinfully, sexy exs, Luca and Rollins, who run the animal sanctuary that’s aiding me, maybe I can succeed in stopping them. And in the process, show the world that just because the word Cruel is on my clothes, doesn’t mean it’s on my heart.

*This is a Villainously Romantic WhyChoose Retelling with tons of laughs, lots of lust, and quite a few spots*


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

I loved this book.  Look I am a dog loving chick so I have never EVER like Cruella but this book made me rethink my hate!  LOL  I mean who thinks its ok to wear dog fur as a coat??  Uhm EWWWWW

Ella and her crew are a great sexy read for anyone to set down with on a cold night *wink*.  I love how by the end of the story it made me look at her in a different way.  The novella was too short because I could have enjoyed a few more chapters. I love the way KB changed my opinion of Ella and her story.

K.B. Everly is a USA Today Bestselling author from Southern Mississippi. She has one daughter and two cats who she claims are stealing her soul in only tiny doses so she won’t notice. She can be found (or not found) hiding from her tiny human so she doesn’t have to share her snacks. Usually it’s in the closet. What free time she has is used fighting with Malegficent, her prosthetic leg, or stuffing her face with copious amounts of coffee and candy as she types away on her next book.

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlights – Dahlia Rose

Dahlia Rose

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Dahlia Rose..USA Bestselling Author, mother to her horde, wife to a honorable veteran, ACF certified Chef, lover of all things Halloween and I make a hell of a cheesecake.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I’m a big sci-fi junkie. I watch LORT, Dr. Who or the Syfy channel as background when I write. Supernatural is a definite go to and I’m a chips and dip type of snacker.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting the readers hearing about their lives. I write a lot of military romance so I get veterans or spouses who come out to see me. We share stories and I know what they are going through. I always have some kind of resource I can offer. I like meeting other authors and seeing their lives as well.

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

That would be Charlaine Harris!

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I’m OCD so I need my set schedule.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My first book signing!

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

Jasmine Sorcery by Barbara Delinsky. It was the first romance I read at 11 years old and it sealed my love of this genre.

What are your social links?

www.dahliaroseunscripted.com
Twitter: Dahliarose1029
Instagram: Dahliarose1029

What are your buy links? 

https://www.amazon.com/Dahlia-Rose/e/B002BMDAM0%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share