#WOTR20 – #Review – Abducted by KI Lynn

Abducted

Releasing as part of the 2019 Sinister Fairy Tales Collection!

The mafia never lets you go.
I thought I was safe, free, but I never expected to find myself locked in a cage.
I’m in his territory. His prison.
The beast.
A fate worse than death awaits me if I can’t get away, so when the opportunity of salvation presents itself I grab it, even if I’m unsure if I can trust the hand I’m holding.
The only way out is through, exposing secrets and spilling blood.
Things aren’t how they appear. Nobody is what they seem.
Not even me.


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Oh, how I wish I could give this 6 stars! I have to be honest, I read this book without reading the blurb while only knowing it was a fairy tale retelling dealing with the mafia. Even if you read the blurb it will do nothing to prepare you for this insane ride. Ella’s life has been turned upside down and she is doing what she can to survive in a world full of monsters in the form of men. She is kidnapped and tortured. There was actually a point during the torture that I was going to put the book down. I felt like I knew what was going to happen, she was going to have Stockholm syndrome and then she was going to fall even further down the victim drain. I almost couldn’t take it. THEN…the unthinkable happens, and not from the person you would think. And BAM! My perception changes in an instant! I could not put this book down! All of sudden we are running, secrets are coming out left and right and the tension is intense! Can you be a monster and a savior? Can you truly change what you really are? Can you truly feel alive and feel like you are actually living if you are constantly on the run? Just like in Beauty and the Beast, love will conquer all, but dayum if this story didn’t make me feel all sorts of twisted up emotions and crazy feelings. I highly recommend this book… and when you start reading it, don’t stop til the very end. You won’t regret it. Bravo for an amazing story!

K.I. Lynn

K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology, Amazon Bestseller Becoming Mrs. Lockwood, and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about.

Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s cheese.

#WolfShifter #SecondChanceRomance #MayDecember #MMRomance #Menage #UglyCry #FiveStars —Twinsie Tenise’s top 5 from January through June of 2020

I cannot believe it’s already July and time for us Twinsie’s to pick our top 5 reads so far this year. This was a pretty difficult task for me, which is why my top 5 reads are actually 6. I just couldn’t boot one of these 6 off my list to make it 5. They were all THAT GOOD! Below you will find my top 6 reads for the first half of 2020, in no particular order. I hope you check them out and enjoy them as much as I did. 

~Twinsie Tenise~



Throughout history, The Lady, Goddess of the Lycan world, has gifted werewolf packs with humans who carry her mark. Theodora Morrissey’s plans to return to college for her graduate degree are ended when she is awakened by an otherworldly voice on a rarely used airstrip in Nebraska. Injured and disoriented, she has no idea the discoloration on her back has marked her as a Seer, and that she is now a possession—and the prisoner—of the Novus Pack of Lycans.

To the Novus pack, the word of their leader, their Laird, is the law. With compelling gray eyes and long dark hair, Raider Black rules his pack with intelligence and ruthlessness. To cement the security of his pack, Black has committed to mate another Packleader’s daughter. But he’s finding it impossible to fight his attraction to the pack’s alluring new Seer, claiming her as his own.

Sweet, fearless, and unintentionally funny, Theo upends Black’s world and pushes the boundaries of his rules. How far is Black willing to go, and what will he sacrifice, to save both his pack and the human Seer who’s found a way not only into his bed, but his heart?

From #1 Amazon Bestseller L.J. Shen comes a new, star-crossed lovers romance about loss, love, and meeting The One when you are too young to know how to keep them.

Sometimes you meet people who are out of this world, so you make them a part of yours.

A one-night stand born from vengeance in a foreign land.
An explosive chemistry neither of us could deny.
We signed a contract on the back of a Boar’s Head Pub napkin that said if we ever met again, we would drop everything and be together.
Eight years and thousands of miles later, he’s here.
In New York.
And he’s America’s music obsession.
The intangible Irish poet who brings record executives to their knees.
The blizzard in my perfect, unshaken snow globe.
Last time we spoke, he was a beggar with no intention of becoming a king.
But a king he became, and now I’m his servant.
I’m not the same broken princess Malachy Doherty put back together with his callused hands.
I have a career I love.
A boyfriend I adore.
An apartment, a roommate, a life.
I changed. He changed, too.
But Mal kept the napkin.
Question is, will I keep my word?

For years Grant Kessler has smuggled goods from one end of the world to the next. When business turns in a direction Grant isn’t willing to follow he decides to retire and by all appearances he settles down in a nowhere town called Durstrand. But his real plan is to wait a few years and let the FBI lose interest, then move on to the distant coastal life he’s always dreamed of.

Severely autistic, Morgan cannot look people in the eye, tell left from right, and has uncontrolled tics. Yet he’s beaten every obstacle life has thrown his way. And when Grant Kessler moves into town Morgan isn’t a bit shy in letting the man know how much he wants him.

While the attraction is mutual, Grant pushes Morgan away. Like the rest of the world he can’t see past Morgan’s odd behaviors

Then Morgan shows Grant how light lets you see but it also leaves you blind. And once Grant opens his eyes, he loses his heart to the beautiful enigma of a man who changes the course of his life.


Ran Walker can’t outrun his demons. After watching the woman he loved marry another man, he’s given up on finding that happiness for himself. Until a chance encounter with a fiery redhead challenges everything he thought he knew…

Elle Sullivan is done bending to the expectations of others. Now, she’s determined to live life by her own terms. Even if that means taking a chance on the burly biker that helped her fix a flat tire. He’s the exact opposite of any man she’s ever dated—yet the heat between them is undeniable.

Can Ran and Elle shrug off the shackles of his haunting past and her constricting family name to find the freedom of a blissful life together? Or will the ill-fitting facades of who they are supposed to be force them apart?

-Shade-

She was young.
Sweet.
Feisty.
But then there was him.
We had been best friends for years. We lived together. Rode together. Shared women. Together. And it still wasn’t enough. Not for him and especially not for me.

-Sunny-

He was mine.
I was his.
She was ours.
Meadow Rodriguez strutted into our lives and looked at us like we were all that mattered.
While I wanted to dominate her, he wanted to submit, and she wanted both.
I took control, giving her everything she needed and at the same time, grew closer with Shade. My best friend. My partner. My life. Although we were close, there was still a wedge between us.
I was terrified to give him what he needed.
My heart.

-Meadow-

Sunny was intense.
Shade hid.
I was new.
They were in love but wouldn’t admit it.
Guilt resonated on Sunny’s shoulders.
The weight of Shade’s feelings rested on his.
And I was the glue that would bring them together.
But little did I know, that I would end up falling in love.
With both of them.

I would love you forever, if I only had the chance…

Kacey Dawson has always lived life on the edge–impulsively, sometimes recklessly. And now, as lead guitarist for a hot up-and-coming band, she is poised at the brink of fame and fortune. But she is torn between wanting to be a serious musician, and the demons that lure her down the glittering, but alcohol-soaked path of rock stardom. A wrecked concert in Las Vegas threatens to ruin her career entirely. She wakes up with the hangover from hell and no memory of the night before, or how she ended up on her limo driver’s couch…

Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he’s vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery…they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch.

Jonah sees that Kacey is on a path to self-destruction. He lets her crash with him for a few days to dry out and get her head on straight. But neither of them expected the deep connection they felt, or how that connection could grow so fast from friendship into something more. Something deep and pure and life-changing…something as fragile as glass, that they both know will shatter in the end no matter how hard they try to hold on to it.

Full Tilt is a story about what it means to love with your whole heart, to sacrifice, to experience terrible grief and soaring joy. To live life with all its beauty, and all its pain, and in the end to be able to smile through tears and know you wouldn’t have changed a thing.

***FIRST BOOK IN A TWO PART DUET***
All In (Full Tilt #2) available here: http://amzn.to/2cBvM26

Goodreads:

See Me by: M Jayne- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40601376-see-me?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=5bMZcP1G4O&rank=1

In the Unlikely Event by: LJ Shen https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48847096-in-the-unlikely-event?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=hbbWmXbtVl&rank=1

In the Absence of Light by: Adrienne Wilder-  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25221242-in-the-absence-of-light?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=k6pKVjlE6g&rank=4

Mine for Now by: Cindy Tanner- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53938897-mine-for-now?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=WSEBr5ahy4&rank=1

With Us by: JM Walker- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49232974-with-us?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=X4CtcmlcLX&rank=1

Full Tilt by: Emma Scott- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30372977-full-tilt?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=D5rI7LUMUk&rank=1

Amazon:

See Me by: M Jayne- https://www.amazon.com/See-Me-Novus-Pack-Book-ebook/dp/B07DRP6PLB/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1AMVHX0LUHU56&dchild=1&keywords=see+me+m+jayne&qid=1593985737&sprefix=See+me+by+m+jay%2Caps%2C244&sr=8-1

In the Unlikely Event by: LJ Shen- https://www.amazon.com/Unlikely-Event-L-J-Shen-ebook/dp/B081MXH4MQ/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2N2JYGTVIYBWG&dchild=1&keywords=in+the+unlikely+event&qid=1593985842&sprefix=In+the+unlike%2Caps%2C433&sr=8-2

In the Absence of Light by: Adrienne Wilder- https://www.amazon.com/Absence-Light-Adrienne-Wilder-ebook/dp/B00V7MU406/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=in+the+absence+of+light&qid=1593989834&sr=8-1

Mine for Now by: Cindy Tanner https://www.amazon.com/Mine-Now-Cindy-Tanner-ebook/dp/B082XFMWXH/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2A1DUVOMAA8MN&dchild=1&keywords=mine+for+now+by+cindy+tanner&qid=1593990092&sprefix=Mine+for+now+by+Cindy+%2Caps%2C206&sr=8-1

With Us by: JM Walker https://www.amazon.com/Us-Next-Generation-Book-ebook/dp/B08BY1SLF2/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1JRB7EGY0T3YH&dchild=1&keywords=with+us+by+jm+walker&qid=1593990271&sprefix=With+us+by+%2Caps%2C223&sr=8-2

Full Tilt by: Emma Scott- https://www.amazon.com/Full-Tilt-Emma-Scott-ebook/dp/B01GQFEF0S/ref=sr_1_1?crid=XDNAYLRDSK9F&dchild=1&keywords=full+tilt+by+emma+scott&qid=1593990423&sprefix=Full+tilt+by+%2Caps%2C217&sr=8-1



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I gave all 6 books 5 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
See Me by: M Jayne

I received a copy of See Me from the author and this is my honest review.

Wolf shifters…if you would have asked me a week ago what I thought about them, I probably would have passed. Said nope- never read them- never will, they just aren’t my thing. A week ago I was oh so very wrong. A week ago I didn’t realize what I was missing.

Theodora Morrissey wakes in the cold hearing a voice, she thinks its a dream. Little does she know, when she wakes, her life will forever be changed.

Raider Black, leader of the Novus Pack is promised to another. Problem is, he is finding it quite impossible to stay away from The Human, Theodora Morrissey, The Packs new Seer.

The Novus Pack is full of SMOKING HOT werewolves. The Alpha and Beta in particular were VERY YUMMY. And don’t even get me started on the sexy as sin females in the pack. GAH! I started See Me and was addicted to the story and the characters from page 1. M. Jayne definitely changed my way of thinking. Thanks to her, I tried a new genre and fell in love with it. I’m now hooked. I will be starting the next book in this series immediately.

In the Unlikely Event by: LJ Shen

Aurora is 1000 miles from home, trying to get answers to questions she has about her father. These questions lead her to a man named Malachy, which then leads to a day she will NEVER forget.

Their encounter ends with a contract written on the back of a napkin, that states, should they meet again- no matter what- they will drop everything and be together.

Fast forward 8 years and their paths cross again. Is it just a coincidence? Or is it kismet like Mal said all those years ago? And the biggest question- will they drop everything for a silly little pact wrote on the back of a napkin?

Oh my! This book was full of angst and comedy, which aren’t really things often thought of together but it definitely worked in the telling of this story. There were many hilarious one liners- I was highlighting passages like crazy!

I had lots of questions (that were answered in time.) I laughed. I cried. I even laughed until I cried. I loved this book so freaking hard! It has been my favorite book of 2020 this far.
I give it 5 stars plus 2!

In the Absence of Light by: Adrienne Wilder

In the Absence of Light came highly recommended from a friend. I read the synopsis, was very intrigued, so I borrowed it from Kindle Unlimited.

Grant moved to the little town of Durstrand, in the middle of nowhere, to try and hide out for a while. To kill a few years before moving on to the beach life he has always dreamed of. It seems the little town of Durstrand had more to offer than just a place to lay low for a while.

Morgan is severely autistic. He has many in town who love him and would do anything to protect him. It didn’t take long at all for Grant to notice there was something special about Morgan, something he couldn’t ignore no matter how hard he tried.

I just want to say; this book was not just a book, it was a work of art. It was beautiful, heartbreaking, and spellbinding. I was addicted to the words, the characters, the unique storyline. Everything! Every once in a while, you read something so profound- you want to tell everyone who will listen to READ THIS BOOK! At the same time you also want to complain to anyone who will listen about the 5 star rating system. Because for some books, that is not a proper rating system. In the Absence of Light is one of those books. I wanted to give it ALL THE STARS!!!

Mine for Now by: Cindy Tanner

As the book starts, Elle is on a date from hell. Things just can’t seem to go right for this poor woman in the love and dating department. Everything happens for a reason though and it won’t be long before she forgets all about her date with what’s his name.

Ran has basically been mad at the world and wallowing in pity since the woman he loved married another man. Well that is until he has an unforgettable encounter with a gorgeous redhead. He just can’t seem to get her off his mind.

I read this book in less than a day. I was addicted to the words and the characters. I HAD to know what was going to happen with these two. When the book ended, I was sad. I just wasn’t ready to leave the world that Cindy created between the pages of this book. I am impatiently waiting for her next release.

I received a copy of the book from the author and this is my honest review.

With Us by: JM Walker
I received a copy of this book from the author. This is my honest review.

Honestly, I’m not even sure how to write this review. It took me 2 days after finishing this beautiful story to even collect my thoughts enough to try and write them down.

Meadow has always felt like things were lacking as far as her sex life was concerned. Plain old vanilla just wasn’t enough to satisfy her needs. One night while out with friends she meets not one but two bikers, Sunny and Shade, who are twice her age. The mutual attraction between the 3 of them is instantaneous.

This book was so freaking H-O-T!!! I mean, like you are going to need a cold shower to cool down kinda hot. There were plenty of hot moments, but lots of oh-so-sweet moments, too. The way these two men took care of Meadow was heartwarming. The three of them were perfect for each other.

With Us is one of those rare books that consumed me. It touched my soul. I will never EVER forget Sunny, Shade, and Meadow. Their story will stay with me. I may even be able to read it again. Someday.
I’m throwing out the normal rating system and giving it 5×3 stars!

Full Tilt by: Emma Scott

My heart hurts. It has been quite a while since I’ve read a book this thought provoking. Soul crushing. All consuming. No review I write can do this beautifully written masterpiece justice. Masterpiece. That’s definitely not a word I throw around. Full Tilt definitely earned its spot in that category in my book.

This story is about doing what’s right for you and not worrying about what others think. Living life to its fullest. And finding love when you definitely weren’t looking, even if that deviates from the plan.

Jonah was THE PERFECT Hero. I loved him from the first page. He is one of those characters I will NEVER forget. His time is limited but he is making the most of it. He has his routines and does not stray from them. That is, until he crosses paths with a beautiful guitarist from an all girls rock band.

Kasey was lost and troubled. She needed to find her way in life. She was a hot mess and longed for, I guess you could say, a normal life. Never could she have known how much her life would change after waking up one morning on a strangers couch.

I will say no more. Full Tilt is one of those books that you need to experience for yourself and I would hate to ruin that experience for anyone. I’m throwing the usual rating system out the window and giving this book 5 stars times 2! If you haven’t read this one yet, I HIGHLY recommend it. Just make sure you have plenty of tissues handy.

Reviews by Tenise

About M. Jayne

I live on a grain farm in Central Indiana with two mastiffs. Ginger who is the elder and thinks that she is a person. She has her own Sleep Number. Duncan Keith (named for the awesome Blackhawk and my fantasy future boyfriend) who just turned one. He knows that he is a dog and likes to sit on my feet. My husband, Mr. K. also lives with us but I’m not allowed to talk about him. He is shy and private. Please don’t try to discuss my sex scenes with him.

I started writing seriously six years ago. It takes a village to publish a book. The easiest part is getting the words out. I now work with the patient and fabulous Deliah Devlin who deals with my dislike and sometimes too much like of commas. Fiona Jayde and Sahara Kelly each work on my covers. I use three proofreaders to look for problems. I also depend on the lovely Francesca for insight and a butt kicking when necessary. Plus my incredible Admanistrative Assistant, David, who is as brilliant as he is handsome. They all help me make the most of my ideas.

I write about older characters because they are more interesting to me. They are to the point in life where they know what they don’t know. I currently have three series. The Casino Nights series is my hottest. It revolves around the members of Team 2 at the Red Rose Casino in Las Vegas. This group tends to allow their pasts to dictate their futures. The Cameron Farms Trilogy is small town based and features redemption and second chances. The Change Series is about people who are unhappy in their current place in life and when opportunity presents itself- they grab it with both hands.

I love to interact with readers and talk books. Any books. Follow me on Social Media and please come to a signing. I hope to see you soon.

Happy Reading!

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L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 Best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to twenty different countries.

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.

About Adrienne Wilder

I am a writer of contemporary and speculative fiction and artist of all things monsters. I live to create new worlds and the people in them. Several of my books have been best sellers both nationally and internationally. I have also been a finalist in the LAMDA awards, the “Oscars” of gay literary works.

I do my best to write original stories with powerful characters and emotion as well as a fast paced plot. My goal isn’t just to deliver a good story but to take the reader into the story and let them experience the characters as if they are right there with them.

While almost all my books have a romantic element, I will be the first to admit, they are not traditional romance. In fact, I’d like to think there is nothing traditional about them. And the stories I paint are done so way outside the lines of traditional genres.

One of my favorite things to do as a writer is push the boundaries of what makes a story and to deliver the unexpected and maybe even change the perspective of the reader.

My characters are more often than not, beautifully flawed, not alway the good guy, and make mistakes. Their stories will take dark turns which, in the end, make the light at the end of the tunnel all the more brighter.

If you’re looking for something different, exciting, and unique, my books are for you.

Check out my website for updates and how to contact me. I love hearing from fans. https://authoradriennewilder.blogspot.com
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I have a Patreon for where you can get extra content as well as the webcomic Nox, based on the novel and Bitter Sweet set in the Bound Gods world.
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About Cindy Tanner

About Emma Scott

Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author whose books have been translated in five languages and featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After. She writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels. Visit www.emmascottwrites.com

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #PartofaSeries #DualReview #Shifters #Paranormal #Family – Featherweight (Hallow Brothers 6) by Tricia Andersen



He was just a hapless victim in a bar. At least that was what vampire hunter Dakota Ross thought until the sexy smartass she was drawn to protect was able to keep toe to toe with her as they fought. When she finds a strange tattoo etched into her back after a night of intense, passionate sex, she discovers that he is Ezekiel Hallow, one of seven werewolf brothers. They team up to find Black, who has killed her husband and has the Book of Elvesayd, an artifact Ezekiel desperately needs. Each step on their journey becomes more deadly as they get closer to Black. How far will they go to find the Book? Can Dakota stop Black from taking the life of another man she loves?

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Wow where do I even begin, with the vampire still after the family And Zeke one of the last to not be mated took it upon himself to go out and find this ancient book that’s supposed to help with this issue. The first night of his adventure he went into a bar not knowing it was full of vampires next thing He knew this bad ass biker chick in the leather walks in and kick some major vampire ass. Well after all the vampires were disintegrated and one thing led to another and they were in Zeke’s truck but then they were on their way to the hotel and you can only imagine what happened, they woke up with matching mating tattoos. The goofball brother Finally found his mate and little did he know he was going to be made it with a vampire Hunter of all things. Out to find the book and kill the biggest vampires threat to both their families Zeke and Dakota are off to find it, taking us on a wild ride and you’re gonna want to go on it is amazing.  I freaking love this book I seriously can’t get enough of it I would love I want to read it again and again and again it’s my favorite Hallow so far I just loved it so much.

Review by Twinsie Dee

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

What a GREAT addition to the continued ARC of this story!!!  OMG  Zeke and Dakota were awesome!!

Zeke is a baby brother in the mix of 7 brothers, so I did not feel we knew a lot about him other then he was a goofball.  So, seeing him take the reigns to protect his ever-growing family made him stand out.  His brothers are all mated and now daddies, so he jumps to try and find THE BOOK they need to keep the pack safe.

Dakota is one tough a$$ chick!!  Her character was amazing.  She is one sister-in-law or daughter-in-law the Hallows will be leaning on when the final war happens.  She has seen all the bad things the vampires are capable of and she has risen from the trauma to be a vampire hunter.

When she stalks into a bar and sees Zeke, they are both stunned and attracted instantly.  When they have a fun night, they wake up, and Zeke has some explaining to do.  We all know what they have buuuut Dakota is not a big believer is fate let alone a fated mate!!

The story goes on and we see Zeke being Dakota’s “side kick” to track down the Vampires with the book they need.  Soon they discover the vampires also have another little hidden gem for world domination so they, of course, decide to ruin that plan as well.

The story is fast paced.  We learn about a society of humans who work together to stop vampires and other bad creatures.  We learn about Dakotas past and hurt which prevents her from moving forward.  We also see Zeke becoming the selfless hero all the Hallows become to protect their mate.

The story was a great addition to the series.  I look forward to each installment and cannot wait to see what happens in the next book.  Baby brother Josh will soooo fall for his mate and we will see what happens with the overall arc of the story.

Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.

For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.

#WOTR20 #Anthology – Take Two: A Collection of Second Chance Stories

Healing With Words, host of Writers on the River, is a 501(c)(3) not for profit established for healing survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution. We feel the best way to spread love is to share the love of reading.

Through the written word, persons can find an escape and a form of entertainment.

Our mission is to bring together readers, authors, and survivors in a positive manner that affects change and relief from negative influences.

A huge thank you to Eric McKinney, Jon Salvador, and JM Walker!

The image was donated by Eric McKinney of 6:12 Photography .

Cover Model is Jon Salvador.

Cover created by JM Walker with Just write. Creation and Services.

Take Two: A Collection of Second Chance Stories

Take Two: A Collection of Second Chance Stories is an anthology of from the authors of Writers on the River. Love and life get another chance in these tales that will warm your heart and make you fall in love again.

The proceeds of this anthology will go to Thistle Farms, a non-profit organization located in Nashville, Tennessee that helps women survivors of violence, sex trafficking, prostitution and addiction.

Some stories guaranteed are by the following authors with many more authors joining mission:

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**Attending Author List Subject to Change**

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #PartofaSeries With Us (Next Generation 2) by J.M. Walker


-Shade-

She was young.

Sweet.

Feisty.

But then there was him.

We had been best friends for years. We lived together. Rode together. Shared women. Together. And it still wasn’t enough. Not for him and especially not for me.

-Sunny-

He was mine.

I was his.

She was ours.

Meadow Rodriguez strutted into our lives and looked at us like we were all that mattered.

While I wanted to dominate her, he wanted to submit, and she wanted both.

I took control, giving her everything she needed and at the same time, grew closer with Shade. My best friend. My partner. My life. Although we were close, there was still a wedge between us.

I was terrified to give him what he needed.

My heart.

-Meadow-

Sunny was intense.

Shade hid.

I was new.

They were in love but wouldn’t admit it.

Guilt resonated on Sunny’s shoulders.

The weight of Shade’s feelings rested on his.

And I was the glue that would bring them together.

But little did I know, that I would end up falling in love.

With both of them.

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I was giving this book and this is my honest opinion

Meadow was always looking for something more she’d always wanted more in life especially in the bed room. Her current fling was just to help her friend out so he would leave her relationship alone, and they just both happened to be bored. Once they finally called off their thing her and the girls decided they needed a night out, so they went to this hole in the wall bar and there she seen all the bikes lined up against the building and this one caught her eye she waited until her friends had all gone in before she went over to admire the beautiful machine of horse power and speed. When a man scared her half to death she noticed his gorgeous eyes and that he was half her age but she didn’t care at all. One thing lead to another and Meadow was sitting on his friends lap and they were flirting like crazy all three of them. Magic happened the fates were alined and this trio knew that they were meant to be together they felt it in their heart, body and soul, their sex was rough, hot and sexy as ever. You definitely need to read this book it will have you pulled in and begging or panting for more these three are super hot and work so well together on their roller coaster of a relationship.

Review by Twinsie Dee

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who recently hit USA Today with Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology. She 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.

#Review #NewRelease – Roulette Run: Iron Renegades MC (Last of Us Book 3) by Nikki Landis

Roulette Run, Iron Renegades MC (Last of Us, #3)

When the unthinkable happens …

Lenny is all about living in the moment. She attends O.S.U. and looks forward to the weekends where she can let loose and forget about the stress of college life.

Angel has always been intrigued by his sexy neighbor but the sweet, pretty girl next door is way out of his league. His life in the MC is violent, harsh, and full of crime.

When a celebration on the 4th of July tosses them together in a horrifying and bloody rampage, they’ll have to trust in one another for survival. But the past has a way of creeping in and the unexpected can ruin the best of intentions …

Running for their lives is like a game of roulette. Only this spin on the wheel is full of flesh-eating monsters, dangerous cartel bosses, and a motorcycle ride that’s literally straight from Hell.

A GROUP OF SURVIVORS … must find a way to live together when a terrible virus turns deadly. Two different strands determine what type of zombie is unleashed upon those lucky enough to escape the initial outbreak. One year later survival is the only objective . . . until the mutations begin to change and humanity becomes the scariest monster of all.

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I known a lot of people balk at zombie books, but they are my guilty pleasure.  When I find a series I love, it is even better!!  I love the way this series is told.  We are getting to meet all the different characters inside novellas before we will get to all meet up to stop the government or whoever is causing this virus.

This novella is about Lenny and Angel…Lenny the sweet college girl and Angel the rough and tough MC V.P.  They grew up together and both are secretly in love with one another.  Angel planned on making Lenny his ol’lady annnnnnnnd then ZOMBIES!!!

The story introduces us to the MC plus gives us some back story to Lenny, Angel and her sister Charolotte…who we have already met in a previous book.

This story was good but not as fluid as the others.  It felt a little choppy in places and even rushed???  I don’t know.  I liked the story but it seemed to be missing something the others had…I cant put my finger on it but it wont stop me from reading because I need to know what happened at the end!!!!!  GASP!!! SO much drama in such a short read.

Nikki Landis is the International Bestselling & Award-Winning Author of over 40 romance and erotica novels that include reverse harem, paranormal, MC, and science fiction. She’s been the finalist for Romance in both 2018 & 2019 Kindle Book Awards. Her recent release Refugee Road is the Gold Medal winner of the 2017 IPPY award for Best Romance/Erotica. Nikki’s stories have all heat levels so you’re sure to find something you love. She grew up sneaking her mother’s ‘bodice rippers’ and falling in love with the stories. Now she enjoys writing her own as well as reading and reviewing on her blog with a couple of like-minded friends, the Picky Bitches Book Blog.

#review #shortstory #partofaseries Resolution Take Off (resolution pact short story) by Dori Lavelle


 

It’s love at first flight…

I’m terrified of flying, but that’s exactly what I plan on doing. This year, I will fly in more ways than one.

It all starts with a text that pushes me out of my comfort zone and gives me the courage I need to quit my job and book a flight to Greece.

On the plane, I meet Carter Starr, a sexy stranger who makes me soar to heights I never expected to reach.

One look at him and my heart turns over. We’ve never met before, but his kiss, his touch, the taste of his name on the tip of my tongue…It just feels right.

Now I’m terrified of my own feelings, feelings for a man I barely know, a man who sweeps me off my feet and whisks me away. Carter Starr may be my one-way ticket to a fresh start, but what if it’s all too good to be true?

*It’s the New Year! Time to ring your bell with some hot and hunky resolutions! Join fifteen of your favorite romance authors as their stories get off… on the right foot this year. Champagne corks aren’t the only things popping!*

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When your afraid of flying and you just quit your job what better time then the present to face your fears right. Well Ava was going to do just that she booked a ticket for Athens after quitting her job because her boss was a total jerk. While waiting for her flight to take off she went to get a drink to calm her nerves and she noticed that a sexy man was watching her and she just felt this spark of something. Next thing she knows she gripping the arm rest as the plane is taking off and then screams when the turbulence hits at a point. The mystery man has asked her to come to first class to try and ease her nerves. Will mystery man help her and does she make it to Athens alone or will he show up there as well.

Review by Twinsie Dee  

   

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

When your afraid of flying and you just quit your job what better time then the present to face your fears right. Well Ava was going to do just that she booked a ticket for Athens after quitting her job because her boss was a total jerk. While waiting for her flight to take off she went to get a drink to calm her nerves and she noticed that a sexy man was watching her and she just felt this spark of something. Next thing she knows she gripping the arm rest as the plane is taking off and then screams when the turbulence hits at a point. The mystery man has asked her to come to first class to try and ease her nerves. Will mystery man help her and does she make it to Athens alone or will he show up there as well.

#WOTR20 #CoverReveal – Grip, Driven World Book by Lacey Black

Cover Designer: Tugboat Designs
Photographer: Golden Czermack  – FuriousFotog
Model: Charlie David

Releasing October 15, 2020

Mack
I live to race. It’s in my blood–the smell of dirt and gasoline, the fast cars, the screaming fans. I was the king of a small track in Missouri with the world at my fingertips. I even had the girl, until a call came from the infamous Colton Donavan. I had a choice to make: my dream or the woman I loved. I couldn’t have both.

When an unexpected surprise shows up on my doorstep in the form of a baby, there’s only one woman I trust enough to help me. Lena Stanley, the one I left behind. But being in close proximity to her reminds me of what we used to have, and what I still want. Her.

Lena
The day he walked away to chase his dream was the hardest day of my life, but I powered through. I could never ask Mack to choose between me and the opportunity of a lifetime. That’s why I pushed him toward the latter, despite the heartache it caused.

Now, he needs my help. The problem is it’s hard to keep old feelings buried. Despite my best efforts, our connection is too powerful to deny. However, as our short time together draws to a close, I have another difficult choice to make. Only this time, I’m not just walking away from him, but his son too.

Grip is written in New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg’s Driven World, which is one of two KB Worlds projects that are launching this August. With over 100 authors, who were selected by and are working with K. Bromberg, these stories will be fan fiction at its finest—and sexiest. Devoted fans of the Driven and Everyday Heroes series will have the opportunity to revisit their favorite characters and settings. Lacey Black is returning to the Driven racetrack and putting her spin on this smoking hot, fast-paced and addictive world. You can find out more about K. Bromberg and the KB Worlds at kbworlds.com

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Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading and writing. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves shooting guns and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.

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#NewRelease #DualReview – The Russian Unleashed – By Red Phoenix

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I am a simple man. I love fine vodka, whips, and beautiful women.

And I have a secret.

At twenty-one, I’ve just inherited my family’s entire fortune.

Young, rich, and powerful, I am a force to be reckoned with –

in and out of the bedroom.

But the streets of Russia are dangerous.

When innocence is threatened, I risk my life to save a girl.

Now the Bratva have their sights set on me.

I did not ask to be a hero, but I refuse to back down.

I will fight to the end to protect the honor of the woman I love.

I am Rytsar Durov.

They have no idea what they have unleashed!

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I was so happy to be able to read more about Rytsar. He is by far my favorite not that I would want those cat o’nines near me I still like him. He has so many sides to him besides his sadist side. Rytsar is an amazing humanitarian not that he wants everyone to know this.

Family is everything to him even if he had to go out and find his family. Your family is not always the family you were born into but is the family you make and find on your journey of life. Rytsar is an expert at this by surrounding himself with incredible people.

Anytime we get a glimpse into Rytsar’s life I am surprised at how much he has overcome and how mature he is for his age. He is truly a man of integrity and compassion. Do not get me wrong he will do what ever it takes to hand out punishment to whoever needs them and they are always fitting of the crime.

I love Rytsar and with every book I was always sad he never got a happy ending by falling in love with someone special. I am beginning to see he doesn’t need that one person to make him happy he has the memory and spirit of Tatianna with him always. If not for Tatianna he would not have all the amazing family he has around him now.

I enjoyed seeing more of Rytsar and learning about what makes him the man he is today.

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

Rytsar…oh Rytsar!!  Lawd do we love him!!

This book is a great look into our favorite Sadists life after college and before the Brie books.

We get to see more of the man and what made him who we love today.  I always love to see the brotherly love bond between him and Thane.  They are such amazing brothers from different mothers yet they both learn to lean on the other though trying times all their life. Even though I love Thane with Brie, its fun to see him single and what he was life Pre-Brie.

Rytsar is dealing with so much family drama in this book.  We see when he comes into his inheritance and the further strain it puts on him and his blood brothers.  We see him embracing Thane as his only brother more in this book as well.  The family bonds a person has can be very complex for a person.  Rytsar definitely shows that in each and every chapter of this book.

Tatianna…how I wish things had been different for her and him.  But she is what makes him the man we love today.  She is what gives him is lifelong mission.  The result of what happens to her made him grow more than anyone his age and that also makes a big imprint on the man he becomes later in life.  I really and truly hope in the Brie series he is able to open his heart to another because fans of the series want him to be as happy as his best friend.  Plus can’t you just see him as a daddy??  OMG YESSSSSS!!!!!!

I loved reading this snippet into his life so we, the readers, can see more of the man we already love but we can see all he has over come to be the strong and loyal friend he is today.

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Red Phoenix is an award-winning romance author who gained popularity with her series, Brie’s Submission.
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#WOTR20 #CoverReveal – Vanishing Act, Book 1 of the Survivor’s Duet by H. D’Agostino

Title: Vanishing Act (Book 1 Survivor’s Duet)
Author: H. D’ Agostino
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: August 4, 2020
Cover Designer: Cassy Roop With Pink Ink Designs
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Have you ever wondered if things could be different?

What would your life be like if you chose a different path?

Would everything still be your fault?

Would he still hate you?

Would it be better or worse?

Would he love you then?

My name is Brooke Ellis. I’ve spent the last five years asking myself these questions as I try to survive my marriage.

Some things don’t change, and some people don’t want to. Sometimes the only answer is to disappear.

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

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

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

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