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

Dawn Brower

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

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

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

When and Why did you start to write?

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

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

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

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

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

Basically I read anything…

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

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

What are you working on now?

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

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

Mostly pantster with a little plotter tossed in.

What are your social links?

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

What are your buy links?

Amazon

Angie’s review of A Wallflowers Christmas Kiss Here

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

 

Sacrifice of the Raven (The Union Series #4)

 

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

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

 

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

 

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Shawn Reilly

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When it seemed like I was only an F away from flunking out of the sixth grade, a retired schoolteacher took me under her wing. After some tutoring and testing, she informed my parents that the reason I was having trouble in school wasn’t that I was dumb but instead dyslexic. When my stepfather heard this, he decided to take me to a used bookstore with the belief that the best way to improve my reading skills was to read. Some of the books were hard to get through at first, but with his encouragement, I refused to give up. We made many trips to that bookstore, and I especially loved the science fiction and fantasy sections. Then one day, after complaining about the ending of a particular book, my stepfather told me that if I didn’t like the books that I had been reading, then to write one myself—so I did.

My first attempt resulted in a horribly written western when I was fourteen, staring a cocky gun-slinging cowboy by the name Curt Calhoun. Curt along with his seven brothers, who all shared C names in common, may never have seen the pages of a book, but that was the day I started writing, and never stopped.

Shawn Reilly lives in Mt. Comfort Indiana. She has three beautiful and talented daughters, one very loving and supportive husband, and an overweight American Pitt Bull Terrier named Noah. When she’s not writing she’s spending time with her family, boating and fishing, and attending signings. She is the author of The Union series and The Children of the Alliance Trilogy. She supports those with Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and animal rescue.

Website
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#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author Amy Hale @AuthorAmyHale

Amy  Hale

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

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

When and Why did you start to write?

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

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

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

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

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

What are you working on now?

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

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

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

What are your social links?

Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

What are your buy links?

You can buy from my website HERE
Amazon 

Angie’s review of  Catching Whitney HERE

#WOTR18 #NewRelease – Two Ink Minimum by Michel Prince

Two Ink Minimum

Permanent Hangover Book 1

by Michel Prince

Genre: Tattoo(Inker), Contemporary Romance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“What’s that place like?”

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

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

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

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

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

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

“What is this place?”

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

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

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

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

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

“You ever waitress before?”

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

“Garage sale maven?” he questioned.

“Are you sure you’re not my stalker?”

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


Website: https://www.michelprincebooks.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichelPrinceBooks/
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2GjQ8yx

 

#WOTR18 #ReleaseBlitz #Review #Erotica #DarkRomance #Dark #Serial- Freed by Elena M. Reyes & N. Isabelle Blanco

Elena M. Reyes is our attending author.

Freed (Voyeur Book 5) (Voyeur Series)

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

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

Goodreads

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author AD Ellis @ADEllisAuthor

A.D.  Ellis

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

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

When and Why did you start to write?

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

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

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

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

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

What are you working on now?

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

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

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

What are your social links?

http://www.facebook.com/adellisauthor

http://www.twitter.com/ADEllisAuthor

http://www.adellisauthor.com

What are your buy links?

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

 

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

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

#WOTR – #Review – Forbidden Temptation (Lee County Wolves Series) Book #4 by Teresa Gabelman

 

Forbidden Temptation (Lee County Wolves Series) Book #4

 

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.

 

Goodreads

 

Ok, so I have to admit that this is the first book of Teresa Gabelman’s that I have read. Oh holy hell, why have I not read them?! That is the question that keeps going through my head right now. Since I haven’t read the others this is safe to say that this can be read as a standalone. I never found myself trying to figure out something from the past characters. I could tell they were all interwoven, as they should be, but Dell and Roslyn….holy hotness!  The story is full and complete.

 

Dell is the quiet type but he is also the type to have Alpha tendencies and to get stuff done. Roslyn is a new recruit to the pack but she has secrets, like huge secrets. She is running but no one knows from what. Dell literally saves her and at this point he cannot deny the pull of his mate. Roslyn feels it too but her emotions are a hot mess. As these two become closer she is faced with her past and makes a hard decision by trying to leave the pack. Here is where we get to see the real side of Dell and Roslyn. As she is on the brink of disaster and about to die, yet again, the Lee County wolves step up to help her.

 

The story sucked me in right from the absolute beginning. Emotions are intense and the action and sexy time are even better!  It’s the perfect combination for a badass story. As I said at the beginning this is my first Teresa Gableman book but it is definitely not the last!

 

Teresa Gabelman

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires 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!

Website: www.teresagabelman.com
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Email: tgabelman@live.com

 

#WOTR18 #review #Paranormal #shifters – Blood Freed (Blood Bound #2) by Traci Douglass

Blood Freed (Blood Ravagers, #2)

Elizabeth “Liz” Frost has always been the wild one. But now, with a niece or nephew on the way and her promise to become half of the new psychic Oracle team for the Blood Ravagers Biker Gang, she’s ready to turn over a new leaf. And what better way to start than by answering the call when gang leader Dante needs help? Her mission: to travel cross-country to get the information the gang needs to complete the Oracle Binding Ceremony. Should be easy, right? Except for the incredibly tempting lone-wolf shifter named Dex who’ll be her riding partner and protector on the journey.

Dexter “Dex” MacCallahan is tasked with guarding Liz Frost, one of the gang’s beautiful and bewildering new psychics. Dex can’t refuse the mission, but there’s one small problem. The time of his Rut is approaching, a rare occurrence where male wolf-shifters must physically bond with their chosen mate or face certain insanity and death. It could cost him not only the new life he’s built, but also his battered, scarred heart.

Together, Dex and Liz must search for the information they need before his old nemesis and a rival gang annihilates all they hold dear. But when the simmering chemistry between them boils over into searing hot passion, will they risk losing their hearts to save the ones they love?

Goodreads

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

Man was I loving this book.  I sat and couldn’t put it down.  I was loving Liz, Dex, and Rev in the first book.  I gotta admit I wasn’t sure which guy I wanted Liz with.  Hell, I would have been thrilled with a little MFM action!!  But when I got to see the dynamics between Liz and Dex, they totally belong together.

Liz has lived in the shadow of her sister Anna forever. She never thought she was enough, so she took on the party girl, cant be hurt persona.  She wasn’t content to sit but needed to travel.  She need adventure and the thought of settling down to be the Blood Ravagers Oracle kinda scared her a bit.  But she demanded the right to go and figure out what was missing for the spell to bind her, her sister, and the guys together.

Dex has had a rough life.  A lone wolf hiding from his past and the horrors of his family’s murders.  He is not a fan of The Council and will always protect the guys in the Blood Ravagers.    When he is told to go and help Liz, he flips out.  His rut will be happening, and he is already attracted to his alpha’s sister in law.  Nothing good can come of this especially when the alpha demands you leave her alone…hand off!!

Dex and Liz go through a lot to realize they bother are MORE then they think they are.  They both have a lot of opening and soul searching to happen to finally realize they too deserve a HEA.  The angst is great.  The “rutting scenes” are fun times to read 😉 but the connection they both make and the realizations they make on this journey turn their lives upside down.

Rev………GAH…where is my older then dirty vampire.  What has happened to him?  I so need to read and see how the guys save this dark soul.

Thrilling Tales of Suspense, Fantasy, and Happily Ever Afters…

USA Today Bestselling Author Traci Douglass writes fiction bursting with romance and action, usually mixed with a healthy portion of fantasy, urban edge and/or snark. Her stories feature sizzling heroes with quick wits and dark pasts and smart, independent heroines who always give as good as they get.

She’s an active member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Indiana Romance Writers of America (IRWA), and the International Thriller Writers (ITW), and holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.

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#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author Jolanthe Aleksander @Joli_Aleksander

Jolanthe Aleksander

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Jolanthe Aleksander

When and Why did you start to write?

I wrote here in there starting in high school, mostly poetry. It was a way to express my thoughts without censure from anyone…paper only quietly listens, it doesn’t judge.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

Oh my…the list is looooong. I’ll start off with Jenna Jacob, Patricia Briggs, Anne Bishop, Laurell K. Hamilton, Darynda Jones, Nora Roberts, JR Ward, Sierra Cartwright, Lexi Blake…so many more.

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

The Muse is either your best friend or she’s a PITA

What are you working on now?

A fairytale re-telling with a twist for a box set

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

somewhere in between

What are your social links?

Facebook Author Page
Eclectic Bard Books

Twitter

Amazon Author Page

Goodreads

BookBub

What are your buy links?

Beyond the Veil of Whispered Dreams~The Veil Book 1
www.amazon.com/dp/B015NP04Q6

The Veiled Path to Destiny~The Veil Book 2
www.amazon.com/dp/B072YT686B

 

Kelly’s Review of Beyond the Veil HERE

Kelly’s Review of Veiled Path to Destiny HERE

#WOTR – #Review – Pursuit of the Raven (The Union book 3) by Shawn Reilly

Pursuit of the Raven (The Union Series #3)

 

Asher Lake, a wolf in his ani-shift form and Keeper to his people and the protégé’s left in his care, knows what he wants. He wants to reform the Union, become a better man, and test fate. Determined that Elle Ison has a place in his life, he sets out to discover just what that place is—while pursuing the one thing that might open doors to provide answers, to the curse hanging over his life, namely his stolen medallion.

Elle Ison, along with Asher’s brothers, Ari and Nixon, share two specific things in common—a love for Asher—and a desire to keep him alive anyway they can. Even if that means setting off on a fool’s quest or making certain sacrifices to keep him that way.

 

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This isn’t some fairytale where the hero wins….This is the absolute truth about this series! Time is not on Asher’s side. And this is proving difficult for the entire Lake family. I have to be honest. At the beginning of the series I wasn’t sure if I was going to like Asher or not. Due to him being so closed off trying to protect himself he is a bit socially inept. But in this book we really see him evolving and now I don’t know what we would do without the one and only Asher Lake (and his mints). Actually all the characters are evolving. Asher wants to be a better man, wants to do good things for the Ani-shift community but there are others that are going to stand in his way. You can tell he wants to love too. Oooh how he wants to let it all go! At least this is what I read into it anyway, haha! As he starts to trust and opens up to be trusted all hell starts to break loose. All of the Lakes share a love for Asher and they will do anything to keep him alive. There are secrets that are being discovered. But with answers always come more questions. The new questions and the decisions that are being made will continue to keep you on the edge of your seat and trying to figure out the next move. Look out too because this one will throw you for a loop!

 

 

 

Shawn Reilly

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When it seemed like I was only an F away from flunking out of the sixth grade, a retired schoolteacher took me under her wing. After some tutoring and testing, she informed my parents that the reason I was having trouble in school wasn’t that I was dumb but instead dyslexic. When my stepfather heard this, he decided to take me to a used bookstore with the belief that the best way to improve my reading skills was to read. Some of the books were hard to get through at first, but with his encouragement, I refused to give up. We made many trips to that bookstore, and I especially loved the science fiction and fantasy sections. Then one day, after complaining about the ending of a particular book, my stepfather told me that if I didn’t like the books that I had been reading, then to write one myself—so I did.

My first attempt resulted in a horribly written western when I was fourteen, staring a cocky gun-slinging cowboy by the name Curt Calhoun. Curt along with his seven brothers, who all shared C names in common, may never have seen the pages of a book, but that was the day I started writing, and never stopped.

Shawn Reilly lives in Mt. Comfort Indiana. She has three beautiful and talented daughters, one very loving and supportive husband, and an overweight American Pitt Bull Terrier named Noah. When she’s not writing she’s spending time with her family, boating and fishing, and attending signings. She is the author of The Union series and The Children of the Alliance Trilogy. She supports those with Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and animal rescue.

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