Category Archives: Shifters

#NewRelease #Shifters #Dragons #2ndChance – Ashes To Flames (Sparks of Desire #4) by Valerie Twombly

Ashes To Flames (Sparks Of Desire #4)

Learning to trust is something Reese can’t seem to get a grasp on. Every time he tries, he gets burned. When sexy Brooke walks back into his life, the firefighter puts up a wall of resistance that will keep him from making the same mistake twice. Problem is he loved her once, and she walked away. Now she’s asking for forgiveness and he’s not sure he can give it.

Being a mix of dragon and human presents its challenges. Even more demanding is Brooke’s shifter father who she can’t seem to say no to. When an unforeseen event forces her to run away from love, and back home to daddy, she doesn’t think she will ever see Reese again. Coming back to Kirkwood means facing what she left behind and questioning what her future holds.

Old emotions threaten to resurface, but things are more complicated than before. Reese can’t forgive and Brooke’s father demands she marries someone else. Trust and loyalty rip these two apart, but sometimes it only takes a spark to create a flame from ash and change destiny forever.

THIS BOOK IS A STAND ALONE STORY.


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

I am such a huge fan of shifter books and I love a great dragon story so when I saw this book, I snagged it.

Reese is totally hating in women thanks to his awesome ex wife Megan…please not that is a full sarcastic sentence because she is totally not awesome.  To sleep with your husbands’ brother is kinda not cool…se why I say she is not awesome??  Any who, Brooke and Reese have some back story of a few nights of “friends with benefits” sleepovers.  Well in the past Brooke up and left which kinda made Reese a grumpy man yet again.  Seems he was falling hard for Brooke.

Brooke is a hot mess.  She is a half shifter annnd she finds out she is a very special half shifter.  She is the QUEEN Shifter and the legendary Dragon Shifter who everyone has been waiting for.  When Brooke’s dad finds out he decided she needed to marry a “proper” full blooded dragon.  EXCEPT, wellllll…….Brooke has gone and fallen in love with Reese too.

Those two have some serious communication issued however they sure can express themselves fine in the bedroom.  Well again, due to lack of communication, they have a falling out buuuut not before Brooke ‘s Dragon leaves Reese with a small parting gift…..wanna know? READ THE BOOK!!

Wanna know what else happens to Reese before he can try to claim his women??  WELP you gotta read the book people.  Seriously this book was a fast and great read.

Reese and Brooke are a great couple to read about and I loved their story immensely!!

Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German Shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers. She is also the founder of Sexy Scribblers, a group of romance writers who bring readers new and fresh stories every month.

#WOTR20 #review #Shifters #Novella #POVs – Moments (The Novus Pack Series Book 4) by M Jayne

Moments (The Novus Pack Series Book 4)

Shockwaves from the brutal assault on the Seer are still resonating through the Novus Pack. In their world of predators and prey, even the strongest can be brought down by malicious schemes and long buried secrets. Included are four short stories that take place around the time of M. Jayne’s book Feel Me.

Sophia: This headstrong doctor is enthralled by her new-found freedom and will stop at nothing to protect it. No longer will she allow herself to be used as a pawn by anyone.

Asher: After tirelessly pursuing Issa for over a year, he’s shocked by her sudden invitation to join her in Ohio. Will her motives make his dreams come true, or thrust him back into crippling loneliness?

Bayla: Everything was fine until that insanely sexy Lycan sauntered into her life. Now she finds herself struggling to focus on her own safety while pondering if the mating of a Lycan and a Witch could ever work.

Basil: When he uncovers a plot to overthrow the Laird and to imprison the Seer, Basil leaps into action. He would sooner lay down his life than to allow another Queen to die.

A finalist for the Holt Medallion for Literary Excellence Award, find out why readers are falling in love with M. Jayne’s Novus Pack!


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

I am a super fan of this series.  I will say you need to read the books in order or none of this will make sense.

I love this different POV from the secondary characters and what is happening during major scene in the first 2 books.  I enjoyed getting to know how people felt during important parts of the book after learning what Raider, the Seer, and the others were thinking about.

Asher and Layla are the 2 stories I am clapping about.  Every look into these love stories make my heart bust with joy!!

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!

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter See Me (The Novus Pack Series Book 1) by M. Jayne


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?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40601376-see-me?from_search=true&qid=xTayLr0GC8&rank=1

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/See-Me-Novus-Pack-Book-ebook/dp/B07DRP6PLB/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=M.jayne&qid=1577935675&sr=8-1

When Theodora is found in the middle of nowhere left to die and not sure how or why shes there things are about to change in her life. Raider Black was the all powerful Laird for the Novus pack of wolves, his word was law and he wanted to know how Theodora ended up on Novus land he wanted answers and wanted them as soon as he could. Theodora kept talking non scene and come to find out that she had been touched by the Lady and they were positive that she was sent to them for a reason to help Novus anyway that she could. One issue Raider’s wolf was calling to her and was going to clam her as him at all cost he didn’t care. While Theo was still trying to figure out what the hell was going on with these new powers she suddenly had. Wow oh wow this books was amazing and i could probably go on and on but I wont give anything away. Raider Black is oh so sexy and amazing Theodora is shy and stays in her bubble but had a wild possessive side to her. Will these two be able to help each other through the ups and downs or will they be doomed from the beginning.

Review by Twinsie Dee

M. Jayne doesn’t know what she wants to be when and if she ever grows up. She’s worked retail, recorded hearings in a Federal Courtroom, worked behind the scenes with security at a casino and currently she is living her dream writing Romance. She plots and plans from her farm in central Indiana that she shares with her husband and two mastiffs, Ginger and Duncan Keith.

When she isn’t creating she can be found watching sports, searching for the perfect mascara and reading. She also loves questionable TV- Any Real Housewives, The Steve Wilkos Show and Live PD. Plus she is addicted to the TMZ app on her phone. M. Jayne loves to meet readers. She attends many conferences and signings. Please take a moment and introduce yourself and tell her what you are reading.

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

Manhattan Dragon (The Treasure of Paragon, #3)

Deadly secrets. Hidden enemies. Colliding histories.

She’s supposed to be dead.

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

He’s leading a new life.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#review #Paranormal #Shifters #KU – Haunted Wolf (Cedar Creek Shifters #1) by Nikki Landis

Haunted Wolf (Cedar Creek Shifters, #1)

A broken pack.
A dangerous rogue killer.
A wolf haunted by his past.

Cole Baxter blames himself for the tragedy that struck Cedar Creek three years ago and cost the lives of several wolves in his pack. Forced into exile, he’s become almost feral . . . until the one person he promised to protect becomes the target for a ruthless shifter.
Now Cole must return to the pack he swore never to face again and the younger sister of the girl who died because of his choices.
Will he be able to stop the rogue killer in time and protect Briar? Or is Cole forever haunted by his tragic past?

First in the Cedar Creek Shifters. Each 40k+ novella in the series features hunky alpha wolf shifters who fiercely protect their mates. Steamy scenes. Recommended 18+.


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

First up, LOVED IT!!  Great start to a new series!!  I loved all the characters and how the chemistry was blazing hot!!

Cole lost his mate and couldn’t handle it so he totally peaced out on his family.  He felt destroyed and lost with out her.  Briar lost her sister when Cole’s mate was taken.  She was devastated to lose her as well.

Cole returns to his pack when he learns Briar is to be mated to someone else.  She has loved him and is super stoked when he comes back.  The couple have this tragic loss they both suffered together yet alone.  Briar is so worried when Cole tried to take her as his mate because she feared his love was not the full love she wanted and expected in a mate.  I love her strong will and I love his fierce heart.

The couple must overcome a lot of issues but especially a rogue trying to kill the wolves.  Cole’s gotta get his stuff figured out and save his girl before something happens to her and their HEA is lost!!

Nikki Landis is the award-winning & Amazon bestselling reverse harem, paranormal, and sci-fi author of over 40 romance and erotica novels. Her recent release Refugee Road is the Gold Medal winner of the 2017 IPPY award for Best Romance/Erotica. Her stories have all heat levels so you’re sure to find something you love. Nikki 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.

#NewRelease – #Review – Dax: A Wolf’s Hunger by Bella Roccaforte

Dax: A Wolf's Hunger

A reluctant Alpha and his irresistible soul mate are the only hope to save Crazy Peak. But The Hunger may drive them to madness first.

Crazy Peak Pack was nearly decimated in Kallus’ attack. When Dax returns all eyes are on him to save what was left behind. The Hunger strikes rendering him unable to do anything but find his mate.

Katie is dragged from her comfortable life hiding in plain sight in Palm Beach to the mountains of Montana for her best friend’s wedding. She ends up with a lot more than an ugly bride’s maid’s dress and a bouquet. She finds her soul mate along with evil forces that have set out to destroy her.

Will Katie and Dax find each other in time to save everyone from The New Templars whose mission is to rid the world of all magic?


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Hell hath no fury…. Like a Jimmy Choo wearing woman from Palm Beach being forced to wear hiking boots in the middle of the woods. Ha! Right from the very beginning, Katie is a pain in the rear and you just know she is going to be trouble. Women, even the strong ones, are all trouble, lol! But, with that being said, so are the boys….all trouble!

Fawn and Katie are both from Palm Beach and Fawn is going to marry the Alpha, Bo, of Big Timber. Katie is dragging her feet, complaining about everything saying nothing good will come of this. In the meantime, the packs in the area are all hurting from Kallus’ attack. Dax has reluctantly assumed the position as Alpha of Crazy Peak. His pack has suffered greatly and he goes to Big Timber asking for help. Unfortunately, Big Timber doesn’t want to help as they are dealing with their own issues as well, but none of the packs are communicating. Dax is going crazy with The Hunger. Katie all of a sudden gets incredibly sick. And then things get really crazy. Pack members are coming up missing or dead. Other packs do come to help. We are then introduced to a cult like group obsessed with exterminating abominations. The girls come up missing. The guys are going crazy. And then, and then, and then…… 

Dax’s and Katie’s story will rival many. These two are at a point that they can’t live without each other. True mates. The story is action packed. Full of drama, suspense, and beautiful magic. Once you start the story, you will have a hard time putting it down. I started laughing from the start thinking about how much alike Katie and I are. And watching how these girls keep all the guys on their toes is amazing. It was an incredible story of love while overcoming discriminations and injustices. A beautiful HEA seeing the mates come together as well as the packs. Loving this addition to A Wolf’s Hunger.

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#review #Shifter #SeriesStarter #Novellas #FreeKU – Cole’s Salvation (Black Hills Shifters #1) by Elisa Leigh

Cole's Salvation (Black Hills Shifters, #1)

Cole is the oldest of his siblings and is their clan’s alpha, since the death of his father. He gave up long ago thinking he would ever find his mate.

For months he’s been restless, on the verge of coming unglued. When his sister sets him up on a blind date, he almost loses it. She should know he’d only ever date his mate. When his sister refuses to cancel the date, he goes to let her down gently only to find that his mate is waiting for him.

Follow the Major family, a group of black bear shifters living in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Dealing with the death of their father and hiding their shifting abilities from the small town they’re from is nothing compared to the moment they meet their mates and claim them as theirs.

These are safe, interconnected novellas, guaranteed happily ever afters, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you glued to your Kindle.


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I purchased this book.

Who doesn’t love a shifter series??  I mean they are my jam!  So when I saw a series written by 2 new to me authors, I jumped.  Another thing I loved was the fact the series is about a family of bear shifters.  I love books with the theme of family strongly woven into the theme of the book.

This book starts out with Cole’s alpha father being found murdered.  Now fast forward and he is a grumpy alpha shifter dealing with his 3 siblings.  He loves them but they are kinda on his last nerve.

When his only sister butts in and sets him up on a blind date at a sleezy bar, he goes just to save the girl from being taken advantage of.  When he enters…BOOM…his life changes in an instant.

Aubree loves her new friend but she is not to sure about this whole blind date thing.  When she sees a growly man entering the bar she is scared and intrigued at the same time over who he is.  The sparks fly immediately between the two and they soon are navigating this mating pull.

Cole was killing me with his over the top alpha bossy but Aubree sure put him in his place and let him know Girlfriend is not playing that way.

The story reintroduced the murder plot because the bad people are around again, so Cole and his siblings are trying to keep Aubree safe while investigating what’s happening.

I totally enjoyed the story buuuuuuut …here is when the shoe drops……I would recommend getting another editing of the story.  I am NOT a huge grammar Nazi but this book has several spots where I had to stop and reread to decipher what it should have said.  There were spots where the story didn’t flow very well and was a bit choppy.  However, even with those issues I am still looking forward to book 2!!

Hey Girl Hey!
I’m Elisa Leigh and I write romance books that are short and steamy with a ton of heart. They will leave you satisfied, but wanting more.

My alpha men are dirty talkers who treasure their women. There will never be any cheating in my books and they always end in a Happily Ever After! I don’t believe in sad endings.

I love connecting with readers. You can friend me on facebook @eleighauthor and join my reader’s group Elisa’s Book Beauties facebook.com/groups/elisasbookbeauties

Visit www.elisaleigh.com for my current releases and book updates.

xoxo,
Elisa

#WOTR19Attending #Review #NovusPack #Shifter

Sometimes, Goodbye is the Only Way 

Raider Black, Leader of the Novus Pack, will do anything for his people. His word is his bond no matter the sacrifice. Novus has always come first. 

Theodora Morrissey is a gift from The Goddess to the Lycan world. It doesn’t take someone with her psychic abilities to see that her future is in jeopardy. 

When Theo is discovered bloodied, beaten, violated, and broken, Black must find a way for her to be healed or his dream for their future will be destroyed
Feel Me is Book two of the Novus pack.  We know that Theo and Black are together, but she also knows that its not forever because of two things: 1 she’s human and has a finite life span and Black is immortal. 2: At some point in the future Black is to be mated to a princess from another pack.
Yes, the contract to marry kills her but it was before she was in the picture and it is for the good of the Novus Pack.
Black hates that he has the contract, but he knows he and Theo may have many happy years together before his intended is ready, heck it may not even happen in Theo’s lifetime.
However in the real world fate is a bitch and it is time.
Be prepare to ball you eyes out people, have tissues and wine on hand because you will need it. M. Jayne made me feel all the feels with this one.
So much happens in this story that saying anything well be a spoiler for someone who want to read it for themselves.   Yes it’s only a story, but just like in real life sometimes you gotta get through the bad to get to the good and also yes there is A LOT of bad but there is also A LOT of good.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU my Twinsie friends for turning me onto M. Jayne and I will be waiting on pins and needles for the next book
M. Jayne doesn’t know what she wants to be when and if she ever grows up. She’s worked retail, recorded hearings in a Federal Courtroom, worked behind the scenes with security at a casino and currently she is living her dream writing Romance. She plots and plans from her farm in central Indiana that she shares with her husband and two mastiffs, Ginger and Duncan Keith. 

When she isn’t creating she can be found watching sports, searching for the perfect mascara and reading. She also loves questionable TV- Any Real Housewives, The Steve Wilkos Show and Live PD. Plus she is addicted to the TMZ app on her phone. M. Jayne loves to meet readers. She attends many conferences and signings. Please take a moment and introduce yourself and tell her what you are reading

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#WOTR19 #FavoriteBooks #TwinsieDee Top 5 Favorite Book from Janurary-June 2019

 

Goodreads –https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31182685-forever-ride

Amazon-https://www.amazon.com/Forever-Ride-Hellions-Motorcycle-Club-ebook/dp/B00KU6IYW0/ref=sr_1_13?crid=3A052S9XV1Z3R&keywords=chelsea+camaron&qid=1560727175&s=gateway&sprefix=Chelsea+cama%2Caps%2C179&sr=8-13

Events happen in life that can awaken our truest and deepest desires. They also show us our greatest fears. Sometimes we are forced to face those fears, other times we build walls that can’t be broken to protect ourselves.

A profound connection these two once shared. A strong friendship once formed was shattered. Fate has stepped in and shaken both their worlds.

The danger, the wild, the chaos, and the lifestyle of the Hellions world has become far too much for Savannah ‘Sass’ Perchton. Swearing off bikers and attempting a ‘normal’ life, she has settled. She’s committed to Nick, her country club, pretty boy. She’s found a way to be content.

Things aren’t always what they seem. Wrap an empty box in pretty paper and a bow, it may look amazing, but it’s still a hollow shell.

He’s a Hellions playboy. A different chick in his bed, off on a different ride, and always something new. He’s Frank the ‘Tank’ Oleander, Haywood’s Hellions Road Chief. Throttle down and life is good.

The fast pace of the Hellions life catches up to him. At a crossroads, he’s forced to face some life changing thoughts or succumb to the darkness of death. Teetering on the brink of giving in, her voice is all he’s holding onto. The coma he can’t pull himself out of, but her voice is the light in the darkness. He wants the girl who pulled him through when his life was literally in the balance.

She’s sworn off bikers. Can he pull through? Can she ever see past the lifestyle to the heart of the man behind the cut? Will they find their Forever Ride?

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Life as the Hellions motorcycle clubs VPs daughter leaves Savannah “Sass” hasn’t always been easy she has always struggles with  herself about wanting to feel safe and being away from the life that comes with the club and turning her back on family. Tank on the other hand is a playboy that doesn’t care what happens he’s ride or died for his club at no cost. When Sass and her best friend Doll are sent on a ride for their safety Tank ends up getting hurt and ends up in a coma. Once returned Sass visits him everyday and her new rebound of a douche boyfriend makes her choose her life with him or her family the only thing she ever knows. Making the hardest decision of her life Sass leaves the only thing she’s ever know behind and the wonder if Tank will ever wake up. Will the love Tank has for Sass be enough to pull him out of his coma, and get back to her? Will Sass find happiness outside of the only thing she’s ever know? Is forever long enough or nothing that will happen. I’m so in love with this series Chelsea just knows how to pull you in and make you fell like you are apart of this club and are family with them.

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Goodreads-https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43680334-new

Amazon-https://www.amazon.com/New-Quick-Dirty-Neighbors-Book-ebook/dp/B07PPSLN78/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=Kate+Roth&qid=1558311641&s=gateway&sr=8-6

She’s a single mom, kid-free for a week. He’s the sexy, young substitute teacher in the apartment next door. She moans, he knocks and together they both find something new.

My Review-

This story is an amazing short, showing Monica a newly single divorced mom of 2 kids will do or what happens when she’s alone for the first time for a week without her kids and meets the hot sexy younger next door neighbor. Discovering just who she is and letting her inner sexiness out for a week and it might just be more then a one night or one week stand.

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Goodreads-https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43087638-love-war

Amazon-https://www.amazon.com/Love-War-Standalone-Romance-Battlefield-ebook/dp/B071ZQ3LLF/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2NXGED104M02W&keywords=cary+hart&qid=1557452558&s=gateway&sprefix=Cary+hart%2Caps%2C298&sr=8-1

What happens when happily ever after isn’t happy? When everything you thought you knew changes?

Obligation…Marriage

Betrayal…Freedom

Until him. Until her.

Second chances…

Until them.

Deceit…Doubt.

The past may have won the battles, but can Love win the War?

My Review-

This story follows Reese and Andie 2 of the very best friends ever, with magic band aids, and who puts Reece’s pieces and Andie mints on their ice cream because that’s what friends do. Wait I’m getting ahead of myself yes those  girls are part of this story but they bring the cute factor. Aubrey is a newly single divorced mom of Reece after 12 years of marriage Aubrey has found herself not knowing who she really is anymore. All she’s known is being a housewife and mom so her best friend Niki makes her dress up find her sex appeal again and takes her to the club. There she’s dancing and having the time of her life when this extremely sexy man comes to her on the dance floor. Is he the knight and shining armor she’s been missing? Well this is were all the roads beginning and all the twist turns and secrets start but how much will be let out and how many hearts will be broken? With children involved how much far will Aubrey go to sacrifice her own happiness?

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Goodreads-https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32928031-claiming-his-fate

Amazon-https://www.amazon.com/Claiming-Fate-Feral-Breed-Motorcycle-ebook/dp/B00MDACDQ4/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Ellis+Leigh&qid=1561135988&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Rebel Lynch has spent two hundred years searching for balance between his human side and his inner wolf. As a den President of The Feral Breed Motorcycle Club, a lack of control over the beast within isn’t just a pain in the tail, it’s a death sentence. One served by his club brothers: the judges, jury, and executioners of the wolf-shifting community.

At Amnesia Gentlemen’s Club, customers and staff check their real-world identities at the door. Charlotte, one of the club’s best waitresses, ditched her legit career in corporate IT because she needs the kind of income those pesky IRS folks can’t track. When the smart-mouthed bombshell pulls a gig serving a private party, she expects nothing more than a few extra tips. That is until dirty-talking Rebel Lynch strolls into the room looking like sin incarnate, flashing motorcycle club colors, and blasting Charlotte’s expectations about work, life, and love straight to hell.

One glance at Charlotte and Rebel knows she’s his fated mate. But a wolf shifter is attacking women at the club, threatening Charlotte’s life, and putting the entire shifter community at risk of exposure. Rebel and his Feral Breed MC brothers must find the crazed shifter before he strikes again. If Rebel can’t uncover the new monster in their midst–and learn to rein in the protective instincts of a fully mated alpha–his future with Charlotte will be dead on arrival.

My Review-

When you find yourself with a cruse of being able to turn into a wolf you need to have a few things in your life 1) being able to find your mate and 2) Having a brotherhood people that understand and help shape you into who you are. That how life was for Rebel only thing was he had his brotherhood but after 200 years  living he still hasn’t  found his mate and started to believe that he was going to be alone with his brothers. Until he walked into the local strip club to help try and figure out what was going on within the town and within the shifters. That’s when his heart started racing and he about let out his inner wolf as he laid eyes on Cherry the cute waitress at the club. How was he going to protect her if she was involved he didn’t know. All he knew was that he needed to do whatever he could to keep her safe if someone laid a hand on her he was going to make sure they paid. I love this book and I need more..just don’t question it just go buy it.

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Our childhoods shape who we become as adults, but what happens if you can’t remember yours?Ivy Lane has no memories of her birth family. She can barely recall her childhood spent bouncing from home to home before becoming the foster daughter of an infamous psychiatrist and serial killer John McCourt and his wife Ester. Despite Dr. McCourt being convicted of terrible crimes, Ivy knows in her heart that what everyone says about him isn’t true. Ivy’s all grown up and after years of therapy, and a stint in jail, she’s desperate to prove everyone wrong and find a way to get back to McCourt Manor as soon as possible. What Ivy finds when she gets there however isn’t the sweet, family of her memories, and she soon realizes there was much more to being Lucky Number 23 than she realized. **Lucky Number 23 is a Suspense Thriller with dark romance elements that some may find taboo. Themes in this book may not be suitable for all readers**

My Review-

When all you know is a life of evil and your forced to try and get you life on the right path. Well that’s how it is for 22 year old Ivy, from the age of 8 she was put into the foster care system after her mother died and family after family she was told there was something wrong with her that she was so dark nothing was able to fix her. Finally she was sent to the McCourt’s were she became their lucky number 23 the 23rd foster kid, and she was treated so differently then the other 22 foster kid she became one too the family. But that all changed when on of the kid got out and told police what was really going on behind closed doors at the manor. Ivy then spends the next 12 years trying to find a way back to her to the only family she’s known and its more difficult then even she expected. This book was amazing and dark and keeps you on the edge of your et until the very end with more twist and turns then you will ever see coming.

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Wow, can you believe we are halfway done with this year? I mean it’s crazy!!  Since we are at the halfway point we all know what that means!!! That’s right its time for Twinsie Kristi’s Top Five!! I’ve got a little bit of everything going on with my reading this year.  Out of everything that I have read so far its been really hard to pick my favorite reads, but did it.  I’ve picked for you a hottie cowboy, a kick butt female vamp, a heartbreaking contemporary, a shifter, and a MC Alpha!!!

Now a few of these ladies will be in attendance at WOTR so if you’re going check them out and if aren’t and your in the Peoria Illinois area on July 20th you should.  Not only do you get to met some authors and buy books, its for a great cause too!!!

So back to it, here it is in no order at all Twinsie Kristi’s Top 5.

Loss. Passion. Rage. Love.

It started the moment she left me.

Submission. Wrath. Savage. Resentment.

She rejected me when I needed her most.

My walls were up. My life was lonely. My world was dark. 
I opened up to her and gave her every piece of me only to have her rejection slap me in the face. I needed her. I wanted her. But hated her just the same. After years of giving myself to others, she falls back into my life when I least expected it. With so many years between us, we fell back into an easy routine. She was no longer the girl I had fallen in love with, but a woman who was running from her demons only to land in the arms of a monster…
 I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book.


So, having read the other books from the Hell’s Harlem Series I thought that I knew what Catch was gonna be about.  Hot MC guy on guy action with some sort of killing mixed it, along with a few scenes of the guys in church. Catch had the hots from Greyson, was in love with Trey so of course finally he’s gonna get him a Hot MC Man of his own right, but I guess he could of found him a hot civilization too, either way it was time for the hotness that is Catch to find is HEA.
Boy did Walker totally freak my mind grapes with introducing Sara.  That’s right I said Sara, a female for the man that I thought was gonna give us some hot MM love.
Sara isn’t just any plain ole female, nope, nope, nope!!!    SHE’S HIS FREAKING FIRST LOVE THAT BROKE HIS HEART!!!!  Ummm, ok I’m calm sorry for the yelling, but dang Walker are you trying to give me a heart attack here???!!!!!
Walker takes us on a awesome journey to the past  to show us why Catch and Sara were no more, what happened to Sara since leaving Catch.  Sara’s life has not been a easy one and she’s trying to change that,  seeing Catch again isn’t something that she thought was gonna happen.  You can not have a story with a past love coming back with a present and hopefully a future and Walker gives us the present with Catch helping Sara and maybe a glimpse into the future, I’m gonna zip my lips on that one though you have to read it for yourself!!!
P.s.  to those of you that have been reading Walker for a while our favorite Masochistic physiologist Santos!!!!!!  To those of you that are getting to see Dr. Santos for the first time here check out his book Beautiful Pain. 

 
From NYT bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan, comes a brand new series where second chances don’t come often, and overcoming an unexpected loss means breaking everything you knew.

I fell for Cameron Connolly at the wrong time. And when he left, I thought my life was over. But then, after the worst happened, I truly understood what that phrase meant. Now, he’s not ready for a second chance, and I’m not offering one. Though given that our families have been forced together after losing one of our own, I know there’s no turning back. Not this time. Not again. Not when it comes to Cameron.

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I never wanted to hurt Violet Knight, but there were reasons I had to leave all those years ago—not that she’d believe me if I told her what they were. I not only left her, I also left my foster brothers. Honestly, I didn’t want to come back to Denver to help run my father’s failing brewery. But when it comes to my brothers, I know I’ll find a way to make it work. Perhaps I’ll even earn Violet’s forgiveness and face the connection we both thought long forgotten in the process. Because I wanted her then, but now I know I need her. I just hope she needs me.
 I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book


I love starting a new series, especially one by a favorite author. Why you ask, because it’s like coming into a new group of friends, but of people that you already know but now you get to really know them and come to love them.
In Breaking Without You we have Violet Knight and we meet Cameron Connolly.  Violet we have briefly met before as she is Mace’s sister from Fallen Ink: Montgomery Ink Colorado Springs Book 1.
This story is a heartbreaker for sure, what Violet and her tribe are going through is one of the toughest things a group of friends can go through.  Suicide is something that is very prevalent in the world today and when it happens it is awful and when it is someone that is close to you it’s even more devastating.
That is what brings Violet and Cameron into each other’s life’s…….. again.
See not only is this a love story, it’s a second chance love story and those are always good.
The chemistry between them is off the charts, but that was never the problem for them when they were together in college.  No the problem was when Cameron just left without a word or reason.
I love that Ryan always gives us true life in her stories.  From how Violet and her friends are coping with their grief, to Cameron and his brothers trying to come together again after years apart, to the why of Cameron leaving.  All of it is vey real life things that could happen to and does happen to every day people.  
Also, what I love about her writing is that if you haven’t read the series that a new series has spun off of it doesn’t matter, you won’t be lost because you can read them as stand alones. A warning though, you won’t want too if you are anything think me you gotta know everything and everyone so like Pokèmon you gotta get them all. Lol
I can’t wait to see more of this series, it’s gonna be a good one.
When Killian Brody showed up at Dallas Faircloth’s work with news that her half-brother might die without her help, she never expected the oldest and sexiest Brody to kidnap her to ensure her cooperation.

The scandalous affair between Dallas’s mother and Killian’s father made everything inside Dallas revolt at the Brody name. It was because of a Brody her life had been left in ruins at the age of eight, and she’d had to rebuild all on her own. She hatedthe Brodys. Which was too bad, really. Killian Brody was take-charge, arrogant and so damn sexy she would have climbed him like a tree if it weren’t for that last name of his.

Her weak-willed mother had proven to her that the men in the Brody family were as addictive as any drug, and Dallas didn’t want to get hooked. But when Killian turns his sights on her and makes her believe she’s his greatest weakness, she has a choice—play it safe, or dive in headfirst and risk falling in love with a Brody man. (
 I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book.
Welcome back to Bitterhorn Texas and say HELLO hottie to the oldest Brody brother Killian.
Ok, somethings to know about Killian: number 1 he’s a man that always gets what he wants no matter what it is. Number 2; he  has a tendency to act without thinking whether this is by action or saying something, and number 3, the man is a protector which means sometimes he does number two because of this. 
Dallas Faircloth is a woman who hates the Brody name and never thought she would see Bitterhorn again.  Why you ask? Simple, because her mother and Killian’s father had a affair which lead to a child, which lead to the absolute destruction of two families and the lives of 5 children as they knew it.
Oh my, the heat between these two I can feel all the way from Texas to my house in KY!!!!  
The relationship between these two in the beginning is rough to say the least, after all he did “kidnap” her and bring her back to Bitterhorn.  She was coming back on her own but he didn’t know that when he grabbed her.  See here’s the thing, the half brother that they share was hurt and no one was a match but her, so even though she was coming back to help the little brother he didn’t know that so it was technically kidnapping but not really. LOL
When they stop fighting and start talking they see how much they have in common, neither lived the life the other thought they did growing up, and they start having feelings for each other.
Gail has done another awesome job at showing yes alpha men can be for lack of a better word a**holes, but they have feelings too and maybe can turn that part of themselves off for the love of a woman that will stand of to that and show them that they can show their softer side to the world.
The last Brody brother is going to be the baby Des, he’s going to be a doozy and I can’t wait to see the woman who claims him.
Ada Carlisle never knew anything outside the gates of her clan, but she isn’t oblivious to why the men were there to touch her. When she is put up for sale to the highest bidder, she flees her home clan for a chance at survival. After traveling for weeks, her bear calls to build a den for the winter months. Once spring arrives, she wakes scared and alone on the land of three male grizzlies. 

The spring mating season comes with the discovery of a female bear shifter on the Morgan’s land. Rex Morgan knows immediately Ada Carlisle is to be his mate, but she’s too weak to complete the mating. When it is revealed her clan intended to sell her to a male in Montana, the Morgan brothers vow to take down the leader of the O’Kelly clan and bring justice to the male who paid for her hand. 
Like shifters? Like bear shifters? Well you have come to the right book!!
Mating Instinct is book two in Theresa Hissong’s Morgan Clan series and it’s about to get real for the Morgan Brothers with this one.
A little information before we start though.  If you are new to Hissong’s shifters there is a few things you need to know:  Mates are found first by smell, then by touch.  Once a female has found her mate and simply touched him all other touches by any male but her mate burn.  Mates are sacred.  For bear shifters there is nothing more that the male wants then to take care and adore his mate once she has been found.  Trying to force a mating on a female is wrong and finally any harm done to any female shifter or cub is to be taken care of by shifter law rather than human law.
Rex Morgan is the second of the Morgan brothers.  His older brother just found his mate and is finally settled.  It’s mating season again and he and his youngest brother are feeling the mating pull, but haven’t found their mates yet.
now, bear shifters are similar to the animal brethren in that they are not much are packs and they like to hibernate.
Rex comes upon a scent that he doesn’t recognize while out in the woods on their property and there he finds Ada.
Ada has ran away from her clan and has been hibernating on The Morgan’s land.
When Ada tells the reason why she ran things get real.
We get to see two mates find each other, shifter justice, and the coming together of a clan in this story.  If I say anything more it will ruin it for you.  Just know that love wins and justice gets served in the end.  
Hissong’s shifters are awesome stories and Rex and Ada’s story has certainly done them justice.  I can not wait for Gunner’s story and to see more of the Shaw pride.

Nicole Callahan, mate to fierce and brooding VC Warrior Damon DeMasters, has been trying to find her place in his world. Without a doubt, it’s been interesting, but she believes there’s a lot more she can offer the children she spent so much of her human life fighting for. 

The Mate series delves into the kickass world of the Warriors’ mates and how united, they can make a difference—just like their badass Protectors. Follow along to see how these exceptional women’s newfound freedom affect those around them and which Warrior may or may not support their feisty independent mate’s new and exciting path. 
 I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book


Look out VC Warriors the Warriorettes are coming!!!! Lol!!!
Nicole is the first book in the VC Warrior Mates series and oh boy these ladies  love their alpha mates, but they aren’t taking it anymore!!!
Nicole heads back to work for Mitch are Social Services, without talking to Damon about it; hee, hee, hee, and does she have a doozy of a first day back.
First off I absolutely love that we are going to get more Warriors. Secondly, that we are going to get more from the women’s POV now that they have mated their men it’s going to be great.  If you have read the VC Warrior series you know that the Warriors are all alpha males that do not want their mates hurt in any way and they will say and do anything to keep it that way no matter how caveman it may seem.
Also, we know that these women are all very strong women; they also knew how their men were when they mated them, but no couple stays the same you either grow or crumble under the pressure and THAT is what we are going to see in this series.
Who will grow? Who will crumble? Please baby Jesus no one crumble, we will have to just see.
Our favorite Warriors and now Warriorettes have a new enemy too, one that we have never seen from Gabelman before and I think that it’s going be epic.
I can’t wait to see where we go next and fingers crossed none of our favorite couples crumble, don’t worry though if Jill and Slade crumble I’ll be there to console him. LOL
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.


Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.




A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail wrote stories between events to pass the time. By fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a skating coach who was also a romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from PNR and cyberpunk to contemporary romance at night, both dreams have come true.

Theresa Hissong is a mother of two and the wife of a retired Air Force Master Sergeant. After seventeen years traveling the country, moving from base to base, the family has settled their roots back in Theresa’s home town of Olive Branch, MS., where she enjoys her time with old friends and family.
Theresa daydreams of the perfect love affair and takes those ideas to paper.

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!