Category Archives: Writers on the River Attending Author

#WOTR18 #AuthorSptotlight – Attending Author Samantha A. Cole @SamanthaCole222

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Samantha A. Cole – retired paramedic and police officer

When and Why did you start to write?

Several years ago while recovering from my fourth knee surgery, I decided to try and write one of the many stories floating through my head.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

Cherise Sinclair, Kennedy Layne, Angel Payne, Nicole Edwards, Susan Stoker, Lexi Blake, Shayla Black, Cristin Harber, Jerrie Alexander, DD Lorenzo, JB Havens, Laylah Roberts, Julie Ann Walker, Christy Reece, and so many more.

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

How my characters change the direction of the plot in the middle of the story without me knowing about it until it’s a done deal.

What are you working on now?

Two projects – one a collaboration ( The Collective Season Two) and the first book in a new series.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

Total pantser.

What are your social links?

www.facebook.com/SamanthaColeAuthor
www.smarturl.it/SACbookbub
www.amazon.com/Samantha-A.-Cole/e/B00X53K3X8
www.facebook.com/groups/1631022810469872
www.samanthacoleauthor.com
Newsletter – www.smarturl.it/SSPNL
www.twitter.com/SamanthaCole222
www.samanthacole.allauthor.com
www.smarturl.it/SamanthaColeYoutube
www.instagram.com/samanthacoleauthor
www.pinterest.com/samanthacoleaut
www.goodreads.com/author/show/5580362.Samantha_A_Cole

What are your buy links?

Far too many of them. My books can be found on Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iBooks, and Google Play.

#WOTR18 #Review #NewRelease #LeeCountyWolves #CrossOverSeries #Paranormal #Shifters – Forbidden Temptation by Teresa Gabelman

Forbidden Temptation  (Lee County Wolves Series)  Book #4 by [Gabelman, Teresa]

Taking on new recruits has always been tricky business for Dell Farris, head protector of the Lee County Wolves. Add in the knowledge that his mate is one of them makes things even more complicated. He knows she has demons to fight, but he’s determined to take charge of that battle. Nothing and no one will ever hurt her again.

Roslyn “Ross” Starr has secrets that she plans to take to the grave. But fearing putting innocents in danger, she makes a decision that could end everything. In a split second, Ross’s life changes, and all because of a handsome shifter who makes her want to try for the life she deserves.

As Dell unlocks the secrets of Roslyn’s past it is clear to all but him that she is a forbidden temptation.

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*Puuuurrrrring* Hey Dell.  Where have you been all my life.  Man, I was so not expecting you to knock my socks off like you did but geesh is Ross a lucky chick.

Dell is the quiet guy.  The guy who you can rely on to kick some a$$ when it is needed.  He is the guy you know will follow through on orders so when he is faced with this new dilemma of claiming his mate FINALLY annnnd taking on more pack responsibilities, he steps up in a BIG WAY!!

Ross has been through A LOT but we have only seen the ice burg of the horrors and abuses her step-brother Carl put her in and through.  When her past comes into town and threatens her new happy life, she makes some pretty bad decisions that will hurt her, Dell and the pack in general.

Ross and Dell are one hell of a power couple.  They both are pretty tough and will do a great job in the Pack leadership roles they are going to be assuming.  The love and respect they both have for the other is so well written and so well appreciated by their mate.  The sneak peek at the next book has me in some serious goose bumps.  OMG Taz and Leeda PLUS they are in Warrior country…oh hell how long do I have to wait for this book!!!

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’, Lee County Wolves Series and Rodeo Romance (Contemporary). When not writing about alpha vampires, sexy shifters, hot cowboys and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

 

 

#WOTR18 #Review #UglyCry #SeondChance – Don’t be Afraid by CA Harms

Don't Be Afraid

Have you ever looked at someone and just knew,
knew that they were put in your life for a reason?
The one person that would be not only your best friend,
but would be your absolute everything?
That’s how I felt the first time I saw him.

That one day when a few little words changed our entire lives forever…

Don’t be Afraid, he said.
Life can change so quickly.
One moment you can be smiling and feeling as if you’re walking on clouds and the next, everything you love, everything you treasure crumbles at your feet.

I told him to fight, I told him I needed him.
We needed him.
But there are just some fights that can’t be won…

He was my angel then, and he’s still my angel now.
In a way, I believe he’s still looking out for us, giving us a future.
Sometimes it’s as if I can still feel his presence,
guiding us and keeping us safe.

So, I won’t be Afraid.
I’ll live. I’ll fight.
It’s what he would have wanted.

I’ll do it for him…

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Don’t Be Afraid by CA Harms

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

I don’t know if I will be able to get through this review without stopping to blow my nose or wipe the streams of flowing tears from my eyes.  Sweet Baby Jesus I am completely destroyed in the most beautiful of ways.

This book is such a simple idea but CA writes it with such depth of emotion if you don’t cry you must be a heartless person!  LOL  The story is all about love.  Pure and simple love.  The love of a man and wife.  The love of 2 brothers willing to do for each other and their family.  The story is about what happens when one person loses the love of their life or the person they consider to be their brother.  How do the remaining two continue on without their missing link plus what happens when feelings begin to develop between the remaining people?

Sawyer has had a sad life and when she meets Pat everything clicks for her.  She seems to have a golden life with the man of her dreams.  When Cancer tears her happily ever after apart she learns to lean on Gage.  Gage and Pat have grown up together and are brothers.  When Pat asks Gage to watch out for his family. Gage does it because his feels Sawyer is his family too.

The story has me sobbing through most of the beginning of the book.  Chapters 14 and 21 had me a hot mess so be warned!!  But as the middle to end of the story is being told we are facing life without our Rock Pat but also looking to Gage for MORE.  The end of the book throws a few amazing scenes that made my dried eyes begin to leak full force again.

The emotion and depth of story totally knocked me for a loop.  I was stunned at how well CA Captured the emotion of each character in the story.  The anger Pat felt.  The sadness Sawyer felt, and the guilt Gage felt.   Such a raw and emotionally gritty story this book is intense so be ready with the tissue.  Be ready to have some Tylenol to help with the raging headache you will have from the snot sobbing tears you will be shedding!!

C.A. Harms is a lover of HEA stories, mixed with a little heat and drama make it perfect. She needs some excitement, some angst, and moments that make her fan her face are always good too. She’s an Illinois girl, born and raised. Simple and true, it honestly doesn’t take much to make her happy. She loves the little things; they truly mean the most. She may have a slight addiction to her Keurig—oh my, that thing is a godsend. And so fast too. She is the mother of two children who truly are her very best friends, and their faces never fail to put a smile on her face. She has been married to her husband for eighteen years, and looks forward to many more. Even after all these years he is still able to make her heart skip a beat.
She is one of those authors that adores her fans and loves to hear from them. After all, it is because of each one of you that she continues to write.
Be sure to follow her to stay up-to-date on all her upcoming releases and news.

 

#WOTR18 #Review #Erotica – No Stranger by Anya Breton

No Stranger

Trawling dive bars on Halloween merits curvy Kate more than a one-night stand. Someone is obsessed with her…only, he won’t reveal his identity. But this man who sets her body on fire knows too much about her to be a stranger. His questionable methods of contacting her leave much to be desired though his touch certainly doesn’t. Suspecting everyone in her life is no way to function. Still, she can’t bring herself to put an end to what is the best sex of her life. And taking a reckless chance on a man who makes her feel beautiful just might pay off in the end.

Reader warning: This erotic romance is written in the first person point of view.

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I purchased this book.

So I was looking through the list of attending authors for the Writers on the River Author Event and noticed I hadn’t read but one book form this author.  I freaking love her humor as a person plus the last book I read had me in stitches so I started to look through her catalogue.  When I read the blurb for this book…..sex with a stranger and trying to figure it out…I was sold.  But then to open the book and read the first line!!  GASP! I settled in for a nice long, hawt read.

This books is about Kate who is kinda outspoken and at times can be a bit brutal with her opinions and come backs but she is who she is.  She is also a bit on the insecure side because she isn’t a tiny girl.  She is curvy annnnnd a bit slutty.  Seems finding a boyfriend is not her goal where as a one-night stand is her goal.  LOL  When she meets Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome at a dive bar and discovers he knows her…like Real Life knows her and is doing the things he is doing to her in the store room…she can’t get enough.

I loved this book and how Kate is desperate to figure out who the heck Mr. Mystery Lover is.  Kate and Mystery Man keep getting it on in the book and we keep getting more and more clues so Kate can finally cross more and more men off her “who is it” list.

I loved loved loved who the guy was at the end of the story.  I also loved how it all comes out and how they finally admit how they feel about one another.  I would have totally loved to have maybe one chapter in our Mystery Man’s  POV but not knowing what he is thinking kept me wondering like Kate…WHO IN THE HECK IS IT!!!!!!!

Anya Breton

Anya Breton is a web monkey with an obsession for nail polish and rubber chickens. Her fears include Peeps and people who hate clowns. Her genres include erotic romance, urban fantasy, and young adult—all with a little quirk. She lives in the Midwest where land is cheap and corn is cheaper.

 

#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author Lynda Cox @lyndacox 

Lynda J. Cox

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Lynda J Cox

Once upon a time there was a little girl who said when she grew up, she was going to have dogs like Lassie, own horses, and live on a ranch just like the Ponderosa. Two out of three isn’t bad. If she can’t live on a ranch, Lynda J Cox writes about characters who do. She writes steamy westerns, what one reviewer called an authentic blend of Old West action and happily ever after romance.

When and Why did you start to write?

I’ve been writing all my life, but I didn’t get serious about publication until I was challenged by the hubby. I had just thrown the latest paperback across the room with the muttered comment, “I can write as well as this.” He said, “So write.”

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

Susan Fisher Davis, Suzan Tisdale, Victoria Vane

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

The most surprising thing is how much work it actually is.

What are you working on now?

Working on a fifth book for my publisher. The book is another historical western.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

Panster, all the way. The one time I tried to plot out a book, I put so much into plotting it, I lost all the joy of writing and never wrote that book. I like being surprised.

What are your social links?

Facebook 

Twitter

Webpage

What are your buy links?

Amazon Author Page

Smolder on a Slow Burn  –   Here

#WOTR – #Review – Mionanamithe: A Fantasy Fairy Tale Novel (Twisted Fairy Tales #2) by Kyleigh Castronaro

 

Mionanamithe: A Fantasy Fairy Tale Novel (Twisted Fairy Tales)

 

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Once upon a time, that’s how most of these stories start. But this isn’t one of those stories…

When Lena was 16 she saw something that no one believed she saw. And for the last 10 years she has lived in perpetual fear of the monster who set his sights on her.

On the outskirts of the city, she lives in a cabin with her daughter Solene who is kidnapped one night by the very creature Lena has been hiding from. Desperate to follow him through the portal the creature takes Solenn through, she is only able to go with the help of a Faery man named Aviur.

They enter Aithar Gloine: the place beyond the glass, where she meets Prince Dagon and both men vow to help her find her daughter. But they also want to figure out what makes Lena so special in their realm.

With their help, Lena learns things about herself that will forever change the world she lives in. She also finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of emotions anchored to the two men who are helping her. It splits her heart and desires between the two. Her humanity wants her to choose one over the other; but does she have to? Things are different in Aithar Gloine, and as much of an outsider as she is… Lena has the heart of a Faery.

Get whisked away to another world in this magical retelling of the classic Fairy Tale Rumplestilskin.

 

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This is a re-telling of Rumpelstiltskin, but a beautiful story nonetheless. Lena was a witness to a horrific event when she was younger but no one believed her about it. She later has a child but due to her paranoia she lives in constant fear. She has isolated herself and her daughter. One day her nightmares come true and her child is taken through the mirror. She gets help from a fae and she enters their realm. As she is learning about this other realm she finds things out about herself and the two men that are helping her. She uncovers many secrets but with these bring many more questions. She is falling for these two men but she also needs to find her daughter. The twist at the end really makes the story fall into place. The story overall is great but I found myself trying, too hard at times, to remember all the different types of magical beings that were being introduced into the story. I’m a sucker for Fairy Tales and this is another great one!

 

 

 

Kyleigh Castronaro

FANGIRL TURNED WRITER. SLYTHERIN SHADOWHUNTER FROM DISTRICT FOUR.

I’m fairly confident that I came out of womb reading the book. I’ve always loved stories in whatever medium they come. Books, movies, television shows… It didn’t matter. I didn’t discriminate (I still don’t!). It was only a natural progression that I become a writer myself.

I’ve been telling stories for as long as I’ve been reading. Even if it was just standing in front of my family acting out dramatic retellings of my day or making up stories of my own it didn’t matter. It was only a matter of time until I branched out into being a real writer and sharing my stories with friends and strangers alike. And you know what? It’s the best job in the world.

I write dirty, sexy stories about humans & their supernatural lovers. I grew up dreaming of being a Greek Goddess, not a Princess, so I wrote a book about it. In my Grace of Gods series normal humans find out they possess the souls of Greek Gods within them. They are whisked out of their lives and brought to Mount Olympus, thrust into the new and dramatic lives of their Gods.

#WOTR18 #Review #MC #Military Rust (King’s Harlots 6) by JM Walker

“An unexpected evil brings both the MC and Military world together in this brand new series by J.M. Walker”

His demons are loud.
Held captive within his mind, he does everything he can to forget his life before Vice-One.
As one of the newest recruits, his main goal is to have his “brothers” trust him and he’ll do just about anything to make that happen. Until one passionate night with Creena Chan, the military was all he had.

She’s hiding from her past.
A trained professional, she keeps that part of her life to herself. The darkness weighs heavily on her chest, mixing with the beats of her heart, caused by the one man she tries to ignore. Vincent Stone is nothing like she imagined. Months of flirting lead to an explosion she never saw coming.

Only when Creena and Stone’s limits are tested, do they realize exactly what they will do to find that peace their family and friends deserve

 

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book

So, we have come to the end of the King’s Harlots Series, so sad. This series has had it all, a cool women’s mc, hot alpha military guy, a scary AF human trafficking ring, and lets not forget the suspense of finding out just who is behind said ring. Now, onto Rust!!
All the men from Vice-One are Uber alpha, my favorite so far has been Coby Porter from Rude, but now I want to be the meat in a Coby Porter and Vincent Stone sandwich!!!!!!
Holy moly did Walker have me hot to trot with Stone. He’s relatively new to the Vice-One team, but just like the rest of them he’s military, alpha, and he’s also got secrets.
Creena Chan; member of King’s Harlots, nurse, and a lady with one hell of a secret of her own.
Creena and Stone have always been flirty friends, but have never crossed that line until they wake up in bed together hungover and that my friends is the start of a HOT, steamy, complicated relationship.
Walker wraps up this series in a neat little bow, but we all know that while bows look neat, making them takes lots of twist and turns and things that come out of nowhere. What I mean is I never saw the secrets and the players that came out in this book coming and Walker did a great job of between keeping me on edge with suspense and keeping me on edge with the super hot scenes with Stone and Creena.
Even though the series has ended I would love to catch a glimpse of the gang in the future.

 

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King’s Harlots 1-5

 

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

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#WOTR18 #ReleaseDay #Review #MC #MCRomance #MilitaryRomance #KingsHarlotsSeries – Rust, King’s Harlots Book 6 by JM Walker @JMWlkr

Rust (King's Harlots MC, #6)

“An unexpected evil brings both the MC and Military world together in this brand new series by J.M. Walker”

His demons are loud.
Held captive within his mind, he does everything he can to forget his life before Vice-One.
As one of the newest recruits, his main goal is to have his “brothers” trust him and he’ll do just about anything to make that happen. Until one passionate night with Creena Chan, the military was all he had.

She’s hiding from her past.
A trained professional, she keeps that part of her life to herself. The darkness weighs heavily on her chest, mixing with the beats of her heart, caused by the one man she tries to ignore. Vincent Stone is nothing like she imagined. Months of flirting lead to an explosion she never saw coming.

Only when Creena and Stone’s limits are tested, do they realize exactly what they will do to find that peace their family and friends deserve.

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The entire series is in KU!!

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

NOOOOOO!!  The series is over…NOOOOOOOOOOO!!  I remember when JM said to me “Hey I have this crazy idea” and BOOM the Kings Harlots were formed.

I have been looking forward to Stone because he seems so delicious and I just knew he would be a good alpha.  Let’s be honest, all of the Vice-One guys have been uber alpha but Stone…yeah the quiet ones you gotta watch out for.  HELLO Coby!!!  LOL

Creena has been the Harlot that you knew had to be “more than……” she just seems to KNOW stuff so her back story was AMAZING!!  I was totally blown away by what we learn and about how it all plays into the bad guys AKA The Organization.

The book tied up everything for us the reader as to the who and the why’s of the bad guys.  We also get a lot of twists and turns because let’s face it, that is what JM does…TWISTS US ALL UP!!!  We are a bit anxious about secrets that are spilled and how our characters will react.

We also get a lot of naughty, sexy time between our characters and again…THAT IS A JM SPECIALITY!!!  She can write some of the hottest stuff and then your like DANG get me some cold water to drink!!!! *fans self*  There are soooo many scenes that were amazing between Stone and Creena but one scene is particular sticks with me because we can see our couple bantering and talking about serious issues.  The trust and mutual respect they both have for each other knowing what they know about the other….yeah made my heart bust with love for them.

So if you have loved this series, then this book is a fantastic final installment.  The epilogue is so perfect.  I mean it really hits the nail on the head.  We get to see our characters enjoying the lives they have built and the families they have created!!

PS I can totally see JM revisiting this series to maybe write about the kids?????  HRMMMM  Maybe???

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

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#WOTR18 #Review #NewRelease #Shifters #Book3 – Sterling, Black Mountain Pack Book 3 by Miranda Lynn @MirandaLynnBks


Sterling (Black Mountain Pack #3)

Feeling the need for a change, fox-shifter, Sterling accepts a mission in Texas to help a struggling pack’s club. The situation is worse than they thought when they arrive but when Sterling meets Reana he know he’s found he’s been given a second chance to have a mate . Too bad she doesn’t want one.

Reana is one of the few in her pack not effected by the black magic affecting them. When Sterling came to town, she thought he’d be the answer to their problems with the Resistance. She wasn’t expecting a possessive mate ready to settle down just when she’s ready to take off.

Time is running out and Sterling needs Reana’s help to save the pack before they’re forever trapped in this web of magic wreaking havoc on all their lives. But Reana isn’t sure she can accept fate and her mate, just as she’s ready to leave pack life behind for a life of solitude. Will Sterling change her mind and get his second chance? Or will Reana’s strong will keep them both from the happiness they deserve?

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Sterling the Fox has been someone yummy I have wanted to read about, so I was excited to sit and devour this book.  I liked the story because our pack is a very well-known pack full of goodness and willingness to help others yet not take any crap from others.  They openly allow other species to live together in harmony.

Reana and her pack are a hot mess.  Her pack Alpha was murdered essentially, and she is stuck in this oppressive world with no hope or prospects.  When these new shifters show up, even though her fox is nipping at her to run and claim her male, Sterling, she won’t.  She is afraid of the consequences for mating or loving another.

I enjoyed the story and the who and why of the evil in Reana’s pack.  Sterling and his friends are bound and determined to help these people because they can TELL everything is not as it seems.  The twists and turns plus the introduction of one of our favorite villains is great!    The story between Sterling and Rea was great too.  Sterling is an older, mature fox so he knows that Rea needs time and patience before she can and will accept his claim in her.  The couple have a lot of issues to deal with to be together because she is not allowed to mate or suffer for going against her Alpha!!!

I soooo want to have a book on Wyatt and if I ant have his then can I please have one on Steven next.  Those two males….heart is so interested in them.  They are both males of extreme worth but so quiet.

Mother to two boys, 3 four legged babies, and wife to a loving husband who doesn’t mind the extra voices in her head. Miranda grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois, but calls Portland, TN home now. She is an avid reader, coffee addict, and loves her day job working at the local public library. Though her true passion is in creating her own worlds, characters, and stories for her readers.

 

#TopTen #WOTR2018 #Paranormal, #Mafia, #Contemporary, #NonFic, #BDSM – Twinsie Kristi’s 2017 Top Ten: @ShaylaBlack, @TeresaGabelman, @StacyGail, @JennaJacob, @CarrieAnnRyan,@MamrieHart, @JMWalker, @VanessaMarie

Wow, another year is in the books. Speaking of books I read sooo many good ones that it was hard to pick a top ten but I finally did it!! Lol!!
I have a vamp, some contemporary, a hot as hell Russian ex assassin, a funny as hell non-fiction, a MC, and another hot Russian!! Here they are in no certain order, hope you enjoy!!!

Happy-Ever-After has never been so intoxicating… Danger… When a man has beaten it, he becomes a hero. Lust… When a woman tastes it, she is helpless to resist his pull. Love… It won’t come easily, especially between alpha men and their headstrong women. Threats lurk in the shadows, and the price for passion is often exacted with a bullet or a blade…but the sacrifice is worth it when devotion is the reward. Ten bestselling authors, masters of spine-tingling romantic suspense, bring you brand-new stories that will yank you to the edge of your seat and have your heart pounding as you turn the pages. Best of all, the proceeds will benefit 4 Paws for Ability, a worldwide agency that enriches the lives of children and veterans with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs. Stories Contributed to Alphas of Danger: 1. SHAYLA BLACK – FRISKY BUSINESS 2. LEXI BLAKE – COUNTDOWN 3. MARI CARR – POWER STRUGGLE 4. KRIS COOK – CIA COVERT TEAM: RAINBOW KNIGHTS (M/M) 5. ANISSA GARCIA – WITH A VENGEANCE 6. KYM GROSSO – HARD ASSET 7. JENNA JACOB – REVENGE ON THE ROCKS 8. KENNEDY LAYNE – SEDUCING DANGER 9. ISABELLA LAPEARL – ENFORCE HER – A LEATHER, PIPES & PASSION SHORT STORY 10. CARRIE ANN RYAN – EXECUTIVE INK – A MONTGOMERY INK SHORT STORY

 

My review of these 10 awesome authors

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I need to get my motor running.
Literally.
All I want is to learn how to build engines,
Cars, motorcycles–anything.
You name it; I want to feel it rev in my hands.
Fabricate it into something mine,
Bend it to my will,
Create what hasn’t been built before.

But nobody takes me seriously,
And I’m no damsel in distress.
I can and will get my hands dirty,
Very dirty.

And now, I have that chance,
Working with Jesse Valentine,
Top motorcycle and hot rod fabricator.
But he’s got a reputation for more,
Much more.

After all, he’s nothing but a cocky,
Overinflated jerk,
And I’m just interested in mechanics,
Cold, hard, machines.
I was born to bend, build, create,
And I won’t change for anyone,
Not even him.

 

My 5 star Review

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I’m Griffin Reed—cutthroat entrepreneur and competitive bastard. Trust is a four-letter word and everyone is disposable…except Britta Stone. Three years ago, she was my everything before I stupidly threw her away. I thought I’d paid for my sin in misery—until I learned we have a son. Finding out she’s engaged to a bore who’s rushing her to the altar pisses me off even more. I intend to win her back and raise our boy. I’ll have to get ruthless, of course. Luckily, that’s one of my most singular talents.

Sixty days. That’s what I’m asking the gritty, independent single mother to give me—twenty-four/seven. Under my roof. And if I have my way, in my bed. Britta says she wants nothing to do with me. But her body language and passionate kisses make her a liar. Now all I have to do is coax her into surrendering to the old magic between us. Once I have her right where I want her, I’ll do whatever it takes to prove I more than need her.

 

My 5 star review

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They say first impressions mean everything. Either Maximus “Max” Gunn didn’t get the memo or he didn’t care. The gorgeous, muscle-bound Dominant’s assumption that I, Mistress Sammie, was a submissive set my blood boiling. I wanted to drive the toe of my coveted Louis Vuitton stilettos between his legs—and bring him to his knees.

But anger wasn’t the only burning emotion Max ignited inside me. The potent sexual attraction we share threatened to burn me alive, too. Unwilling to cede our Dominance, the battle for control raged like a third world war, both in and out of the dungeon. It would take a coup d’état for love to conquer our drive to command.

But when Max learns the secrets of my past, and attempts to heal my scars, I don’t know if I’ll be able to still the battle…or fall willingly to my knees.

 

My review of this WOTR Author

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He doesn’t remember.
In the beginning, women and alcohol were one in the same. Until he met her.
The pain and heartache he caused her died when he was shot and fell into a coma.
Waking up is the only way he can get back to Maxine Stanton while she does everything she can to push him away.

She hates him.
Every fiber of her being loathes the man she fell in love with but she can’t control her heart and wants him just the same.
When Dale Michaels finally wakes up, she realizes they need to end this once and for all, before it destroys them both.

When an unexpected source rips through what they’ve worked hard to maintain, only then do they realize the full potential of their love.

 

My review of this WOTR Author

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***TRIGGER WARNING: This is a MAFIA romance. In addition to several scenes with strong sexual content, there are also scenes involving violence, death, gun play, mention of sexual abuse, and adult language. Due to the nature of this book, it is intended for 18+ audiences only***

My name is Dash.

The Vitaliev Bratva had always been a part of my life, but I was never a part of it. My father built it from the ground up, and while he never hid what the family business was, he never wanted my life to be tainted by it.

But my father forgot one thing.

I’m also a Vitaliev.

Everything I hold dear has been targeted since my father’s death—my business, my friends, and the peaceful world I’ve built for myself. But it wasn’t until the love of my life, Polo Scorpeone, was struck down by a sniper’s bullet that I realized being a Vitaliev isn’t a curse. It’s a strength.

I will face my hidden enemy with the Vitaliev fire of old, and I’ll do it with the most powerful lethal weapon Chicago’s underworld has ever known by my side.

Come to find out, the legendary Scorpio is hard to kill.

 

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The riotously funny debut from the drinking star with a YouTube problem.

Since launching her YouTube channel “You Deserve a Drink” in 2011, comedian Mamrie Hart has built an intensely devoted following of more than half a million viewers. Like her bawdy and bacchanalian show, Hart’s eponymous debut pays tribute to her boozy misadventures with an original cocktail recipe accompanying each hilarious tale. From the “Leaves of Three Martini,” commemorating the hookup to whom she accidentally gave poison ivy, to the “Bizzargarita,” in honor of the time she and a friend were approached by two uber-Republican couples who wanted to “swing” while on vacation in Mexico, You Deserve a Drink is as useful as it is entertaining.

 

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The Montgomery Ink series by NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues when the final Denver Montgomery sibling refuses to fall for his brother’s former flame—the company’s new plumber.

Wes Montgomery watched his entire family fall in love, and now finds himself ready to settle down. Except the one person he seems to find chemistry with is not only his twin’s ex, she also works for Montgomery Inc. But when the two find themselves in one compromising situation after another, Wes realizes he’s having second thoughts about the dynamic woman who’s burst her way into his life. Sure she sets off his temper, but she also makes him hot in every other way possible.

Jillian Reid never loved her best friend like everyone thought she should, so she pushed him away so he could have his future. Now, despite fighting it, she finds herself attracted to the one man she shouldn’t. When her father’s health takes a turn for the worse, and a danger no one saw coming show its face, she’s forced to turn to Wes for help. The two of them have fought off their attraction long enough, and each cave to the desire. But this enemies-to-lovers tale might have an ending no one ever dreamed of.

 

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Steve, the self-proclaimed Invisible Warrior, has not had a typical life. Trained by the VC Warriors, he still has to prove his worth, but with humor and sheer will, he refuses to give up.

In one afternoon, his life changes, as do the lives of three others. Steve Richardson has a serious choice to make between two women and someone who holds his heart like no other.

 

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TRIGGER WARNING: This book contains flashbacks of violence and drug abuse, and the impact of these factors on family members. If you have issues with these elements, this book is not for you.

Chicago’s premiere tattoo studio, House Of Payne, is across the street from the Mad Cow diner, but it might as well be on another planet as far as waitress Paradise Simone is concerned. She’s a good girl from Waukegan with a past she’d rather forget, and a future that goes only as far as the next day. What does she know about superstars and paparazzi?

But Pari does know danger when she sees it, and tattooist Max Kulagin has it written all over him. A proper Waukegan girl should know to steer well clear, but she can’t resist Max when he leaves beautiful, intimate art sketched out on cheap diner napkins.

Beautiful, intimate art…of her.

Max knows ugliness. He was born in it. Raised in it. Had it shoved down his throat every goddamn day. So when he stumbles across true beauty, he worships it. There’s a deep sensuality in the waitress who likes to suck on her pen whenever he’s around, and he’s just the man to bring that beauty out in her. She might be a lady in the street, but one look at Pari tells him she’s going to be a freak in the bed.

And in the shower.

And while he’s driving with her head going to town in his lap.

The life Max leads might be in the spotlight, but it’s Pari who gets caught in the glare. When her past catches up to her, it’s her life that holds all the excitement, and not in a good way. But there’s no force on earth that can take Max’s beautiful Paradise away now that he’s finally found it.

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***This standalone, mildly erotic contemporary romance contains a woman with an oral fixation and a man who’s happy to encourage it. There are multiple sex scenes that include oral sex. No cheating, no love triangles, no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed. Due to adult language and sexual content, this book is not intended for people under the age of eighteen***

 

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Alpha’s of Danger 

Fabricating Jada

More Than Need You

Resisting My Submission

Numb

Year of the Scorpio: Part Two

You Deserve a Drink

Inked Memories

Invisible Warrior

House of Payne: Max