#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlight – Lisa Caviness

Lisa Caviness

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Lisa Caviness. I’m originally from the Midwest but I lived in the Boston area for a number of years before moving to Indiana. I have a degree in Nursing and have worked in various positions in healthcare including as a psychiatric nurse and as a research project manager for pharmaceutical and medical device clinical trials. I have three children, a busy attorney husband, and an adorable black cat that comes to stay with me on occasion.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I don’t have a special place to write but when working at home I often move from my desk to various locations around the house. I also write in the car, usually when we’re going to visit my parents in Ohio (and my husband is driving of course!) or while waiting for one of kids at soccer practice, piano, or one of the other many activities they are involved in. I usually don’t eat and write but I will often have tea or coffee.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

My favorite things about attending signings are talking to readers as enthusiastic as I am about books. I also enjoy meeting authors and collecting new books of my own to read.

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

That’s a hard question because I have several favorites who I believe are great authors. If I had to settle on one I’d choose Nora Roberts because her books started my love of the romantic suspense genre.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My favorite memory was the thrill and emotion of publishing my first book. The first time I saw my words in print was a special moment I thought I’d never have. It was a lot of hard work and a moment I’ll never forget.

What are your social links?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LisaCaviness1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisaCavinessWriter
Amazon Author page: http://hyperurl.co/lqr3zk
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14668568.Lisa_Caviness
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisacaviness1/

What are your buy links?

Author website: http://www.lisacavinessauthor.com

 

Twinsie Kelly’s Review of Order of Fear HERE

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Lynda J. Cox

Lynda J. Cox

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m Lynda J Cox, and I write under my own name. I love history, love the American West (there is something good for the soul in those wide open spaces, huge expanses of bright blue skies, and towering, snow-capped mountains), and grew up on a steady diet of Western movies and syndicated Western TV shows. Writing about the cowboy seems only natural, considering all of that.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My office–it’s really the only place I can be productive. Food all depends on my mood, though most of the time it’s either pretzels or Good N Plenty. Yeah, I know, that’s a weird pairing.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

The best part of any signing I’ve attended is getting to meet readers–even if they don’t read western historical romance. We still find things to chat about, books we like, and if I can convince them to give a hot, smexy, historical cowboy a chance, all the better. And if not–hey, I’ve still made a friend. I count that as a win on any day.

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

I would love to meet LaVyrle Spencer.

What author would you love to write with?

I would love to co-author a romance with Cindy Nord. She’s simply an amazing historical romance author and one of the kindest, most genuine people I’ve had the honor to meet and call my friend.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I have so many–readers who told me how much they loved my books, signing my first contract with the Wild Rose Press–but my most treasured moment as an author has to be the e-mail from a reader who said that after reading *West of Forgotten*, she was able to summon up the courage to start therapy to begin recovering from a sexual assault that happened decades before. That e-mail moved me to tears.

What are your social links?

e-mail: Lynda.cox@aol.com;

web page: www.lyndajcox.com;

FB: https://www.facebook.com/lyndajcox;

bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/lynda-j-cox

What are your buy links?

I just send everyone to my Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Lynda-J-Cox/e/B009LW3JZ6

 

Twinsie Angie’s Review of Smolder on a Slow Burn HERE

#Review – It seemed like a good idea at the time – by Kylie Scott

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was.

Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete had been left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town.

Seven years on, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back all those old feelings.

Sometimes first loves are the truest.

I purchased the audio book.

This is a second chance kind a sort of with a bit of forbidden love story. You see Adele had a best friend, Pete, when she was younger. Even though he was 15 years older than her she had a huge crush on him. When she turned 18 she decided to let him know how she felt. Well let’s just say it didn’t go as she planned quite the opposite actually. With a broken heart she decided to leave town.

Now she has to return home for her dads wedding and face Pete. What a big surprise when she finds out she is staying with Pete for the week. Pete’s head is all over the place does he want her to stay see where things go or is he scared of his feelings.

I wasn’t sure I would like Adele but to see her as a kid in the flash back and to see her as an adult was a great transformation. I loved her spunk, sass, and tell it like it is. She put Pete in his place a few times. Pete and Adele relationship was passionate at times and then Pete would put on the breaks. Will these two be able to make it work or will Adele give up and leave again?

I enjoyed listening to this story. Andi Arndt did a good job with the narration and the different voices of each character. Andi was able to keep me in the story and I did not want to pause it.

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#WOTR19 #CoverReveal – Twisted by Aleatha Romig

 

The underworld of Chicago is far from forgiving. It’s a world where knowledge means power, power money, and money everything.

While I paid the ultimate price to have it all, it wasn’t my decision to give up my life.

That doesn’t mean I ceased to exist, only to live.

Going where the job takes me and living in the shadows, with deadly accuracy I utilize the skills inherent to me, not knowing from where they came, not recalling what I’d lost.

And then I saw her.

Laurel Carlson.

I shouldn’t want her, desire her, or need her, yet with each sighting I know she is exactly what I have to have. Laurel has the ability to do what I thought was impossible. She sees what others don’t.

My gut tells me that it’s a deadly mistake to change my plans and open my world to her. My mind says she’ll be repulsed by my twisted existence.

None of that matters, because my body won’t take no for an answer.

I’ve made dangerous mistakes before.

This time, will the price be too high?

 

From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new dark romance bringing us back to the same dangerous underworld as SECRETS. You do not need to read the Web of Sin trilogy to get caught in this new and intriguing saga, Tangled Web.

TWISTED is book one of the TANGLED WEB trilogy which will continue in OBSESSED and conclude in BOUND.

Have you been Aleatha’d?

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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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#REVIEW – Death Blooms by Yolanda Olson

I deal in beautiful things.

I’m paid to create unique masterpieces and I enjoy my work.

I’m the best there is because I’m patient, kind, and quick.

I wear the mask of humanity when I need to, and I play the part of just another stranger walking past you on the street, but there’s something I want that I can’t quite seem to get my hands on.

For all of the blood I shed—for all of the flesh I’ve stripped, there’s only one touch that I long to feel. I may be a master of manipulation, yet when it comes to the hope of something that’s just mine—something unexplainable toward another living creature that I long so desperately for, I’m a coward.

But there’s only so many times I’ll be willing to stand by and watch what I want walk away from me before I acquire it.

I’ve had enough patience and I’ve scolded myself more than once over this and I refuse to wait any longer.

We belong together.

Twinsie Jo’s Review

While we usually review romance books on our page, I decided to read something new. I’m a huge fan of Stephen King and he’s usually the only horror author that I read. Or have read anyway. But I’m taking 2019 to read all new to me authors. Or try to at least.

So I didn’t read the blurb to this book but fell in love with the cover when Yolanda shared it forever ago. I’ve also had this book on my kindle for awhile now and finally got a chance to pick it up. And I’m glad I did!

So we meet Gray. Gray is an artist of sorts and he has a secret. His best friend, Aiden, knows about this secret and supports him fully. She even helps him with his final art pieces.

Gray has had a crush on Penn for awhile. Aiden finally helps him in that department and both Gray and Penn end up together. Woot!

All through the book, Gray is working on his latest art project. He ends up showing Penn this piece as well and he’s also super supportive of Gray’s work. He even wants to help him.

I don’t want to ruin it but the ending has an epic twist. Not what I was predicting exactly but definitely what I was expecting. I think if you’re a fan of horror movies, you would definitely like this book.

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – E. M. Shue

E.M. Shue

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

E.M. Shue, I live right outside Anchorage, AK. Besides writing I work full time, still have one kiddo at home that I homeschool and have 3 dogs. My husband is a trucker.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My office and I actually really like tea and water when I write. I’m not picky on foods.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Seeing the readers.

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

Aurora Rose Reynolds

What author would you love to write with?

So many to choose from. I’d love to write a story for Aurora’s world.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Meeting Rebecca Zanetti, getting invited to WOTR19 and Book splash AK

What are your social links?

Website: www.authoremshue.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/emshue_ak
Facebook: www.facebook.com/EMShue
E.M. Surprises – fun, games, excerpts and more…– https://www.facebook.com/groups/1798449467096528/
Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/E.M.-Shue/e/B071KV3DMG
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/e.m.shue/
Newsletter – https://www.subscribepage.com/a5l0u1
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/e-m-shue

What are your buy links?

https://books2read.com/u/3k0j0O – Sniper’s Kiss; http://books2read.com/u/mBMBMv – Angel’s Kiss; http://books2read.com/u/mYgJWW – Love’s First Kiss; http://books2read.com/u/3L00QN – Secret’s Kiss; http://books2read.com/u/mVBXZp – Second Chance’s Kiss; for paperbacks see my website.

 

 

#NewRelease #review #TwinsieForTheDayBecky – Father’s Insistence-Dark Sovereignty #3 by Anna Edwards

A Father's Insistence (Dark Sovereignty Book 3) by [Edwards, Anna ]

One of five women who endured horrific trials to win the hand of Nicholas Cavendish, Lady Joanna Nethercutt suffered greatly throughout the ordeal, ultimately losing to Victoria Hamilton. She swiftly finds herself sold by her own father, who’s determined she’ll be of use to him yet. For a year, she’s “trained” in preparation for marriage to Victoria’s brother, with whom she’ll be expected to produce heirs that will one day strengthen and continue the very society responsible for all of Joanna’s torment. 
In the space of a breath, Theodore Hamilton is thrust into a secret society he knew nothing about, and married to a woman who seems terrified of his very existence. Suddenly, his carefree yet honorable life is filled with secrets and shadows, allies and enemies, leaving Theodore unsure who to trust…starting with his broken bride. His lure to the delicate beauty is tempered by external influence, lies and manipulation from all sides.
In this breathless conclusion to the Dark Sovereignty series, Theodore must decide where his loyalties lie, and race to destroy the evil men responsible for the immeasurable suffering of everyone he holds dear—including the wife he never wanted, but can’t possibly live without.

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Review by Becky

Father’s Insistence-Dark Sovereignty #3 by Anna Edwards

I received the book for my honest review.  SLAM DUNK!!!

Theodore grew up in a sheltered life….protected from the dark and evilness of his father. He was at the ceremony when Nicholas chose Victoria to be his leaving Joanna at the mercy of the highest bidder.  Joanna was bought, hid, abused, and neglected by Theodore’s father.  He would continue for a year until the time was right and misled Theodore into thinking it was the Cavendish brothers who mistreated Joanna.  Theodore wed Joanna to protect her.  By Joanna’s omissions, she validated Theodore’s father’s story.
Theodore immediately felt a connection to Joanna and wanted to protect her.  Slowly, Joanna came out of her shell and disclosed the real truths of abuser.
This was the wrap up of the Dark Sovereignty series and was wonderfully written.  You could feel the connect between Theodore and Joanna and cheered her on to come forward.  I absolutely loved the ending which is actually the beginning of the new generation.
Another well-written story Anna!
What do you have up your sleeve for your next project? hmmmmmmm? 🙂

Ok, this is the bit where I have to sell myself. Why is it so much easier to write about sexy blokes! Anyway.

I am a British author, from the depths of the rural countryside near London. In a previous life, I was an Accountant from the age of twenty-one. I still do that on occasions, but most of my life is now spent intermingling writing while looking after my husband, two children and two cats (probably in the inverse order to the one listed!). When I have some spare time I can also be found writing poetry, baking cakes (and eating them), or behind a camera snapping like a mad paparazzi.

In 2015 I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. It was also around this time that I became one of the founding members of a dramatic/erotic/dark roleplaying group on Twitter. It was wildly popular with both English and American followers. The writing helped me to overcome my depression by giving me an outlet to channel my thoughts into and not sit around worrying all day about things that would never happen. I took over responsibility for management of the group and responsibility for the development of our storylines. As well as playing at least ten different characters in the group ranging from an innocent virgin, bloodthirsty assassin and even a male lover. The success of the role-play spurred me on to writing novels.

I have a love of travelling and like to bring this to my stories to give them the air of reality. Surrendered Control, my first book released in November 2016, combines two of my favourite travel destinations. India is where I lived for eighteen months with my husband and two children. My young son was only six months old when we travelled there. It was a fabulous time for us all and they learnt so much about the differing cultures, as well as, much to my husband’s chagrin, spending lots of money in the silk shops. The Control series will feature lots of international travel.

I have always been an avid reader. Mainly murder mystery in the past but with Beautiful Bastard I discovered a whole new set of novels and I haven’t looked back since. I like my heroes hot and hunky with a dirty mouth. My heroines demure but with spunk. And my books in a kick arse series.

 

#review #Zombies – Lone Survivor: An After Zombie Tale of Love & Survival (Last of Us Book 1) by Nikki Landis

Lone Survivor

Zombies!

The world has gone to shit and the zombie apocalypse is now responsible for wiping out humanity.

One girl believes she’s all alone and the world’s last hope for survival . . . but is she the key, a threat, or something else entirely?

*** Book 1 of a new series, contains mature content ***

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

Zombies make my heart so happy.  When my blog got a request to share this books release, I was super excited and reached out to ask for a review copy.  OMG am I so happy I did.  This book hits all my zombie book expectations…..Zombie encounters, feisty heroine, alpha hero, and plot twists and turns galore!  Man was I loving it and unable to put it down!!!

Our heroine, Bailee, is alone after the world went to crap for a year exactly when she stumbles into the hands of the local military group (and uber alpha bossy Sawyer) during a failed scavenger mission.  The men know a secret about Bailee, but Sawyer is kinda interested in our feisty girl and wont follow orders just yet to turn her over to the main operations.

We see a lot of push and pull between Saw and Bailee which creates a lot of chemistry!!!  But what also is amazing to read, the ZOMBIE ATTACKS!! Yes folks there are a lot of zombies in the book and many different kinds of zombies….this totally made my heart happy.  We’ve got slow zombies. We’ve got fast zombies.  We’ve got tracker zombies!!?  Yikes!!

The books momentum and flow were great for reading.  I mean the group was always under attack or in conflict, so it was very fast paced, and action packed!!

My ONLY issue with the book….it seems to flip from 3rd POV to 1st POV through the story.  At first, I thought I was a weirdo and reading it wrong, but I found it a few times in the story.  I am not a fan of 3rd POV so it took me out of the reading element and then it would drop you back in to 1st POV.  Honestly this small issue will not stop me from reading the other books in the continuing series because after the way the story ended I NEED to know what happens to our team of misfits.

Nikki Landis is the award-winning & Amazon bestselling reverse harem, paranormal, and sci-fi author of over 30 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.

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Aly Grady

Aly Grady

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Aly Grady – Indiana living but New Englander at heart.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

Favorite place to write is on the couch – most productive place is a different story. I have to have something to drink when I write.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love meeting the other writers. After all – every writer is a reader too.

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

Because of attending a national event for writers, I’ve had the privilege to meet many of my all time favorite writers. I’d probably have to say the one writer I’d fall over myself with a fan girl moment would be Bella Andre. I’ve read a lot of her books and love her style.

What author would you love to write with?

]Because mystery is out of my element – I’d love to collaborate with TC Winters on a cozy mystery that I’ve started but can’t wrap my brain around the twist and turns needed to do the story justice. I love how her minds works a story out.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Seeing “Racer’s Widow” printed for the first time brought me to tears.

What are your social links?

FB – www.facebook.com/AlyGrady2012

Twitter –www.twitter.com/AlyGrady


Instagram www.instagram.com/AlyGrady

What are your buy links?

my website has links to all the available retailers – http://bit.ly/2B2grVh

Twinsie Angies Review of A Girlfriend for Christmas HERE

#ReBranding #Giveaway – Courting Love (A College Sports Series) by Sierra Hill

 

Courting Love – A College Sports Series
Author: Sierra Hill
Genre: Sports Romance/New Adult
This series was
previously released as The Sweetest Thing Series. It has been rebranded and
includes new covers and new titles under the new series name of Courting Love.
Full Court Press
As a
college basketball player, I don’t chase girls – they come to me. I’m the star
athlete everyone wants a piece of, with skills on the court and in the
sheets. 
I get what
I want, when I want it. 
I’m
unstoppable.
Until I
meet Ainsley Locker. 
She doesn’t
play games but plays hard to get, seemingly resistant to my charm. 
That’s okay
because I like a good challenge.
And my plan
is to go full-court-press to win her over and make her mine.
As long as
I don’t foul out in the process.

 

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The Rebound
He’s my older
brother’s friend and teammate. Off-limits, unavailable and forbidden.
There are times I wish I was someone other than the shy, geeky, college
virgin that I am. 
I also wish that my crush on Van Gerard wasn’t one sided and that he looked at
me as something other than his best friend’s little sister. 
But he’s firmly drawn the line in the friendship territory, even though there
are times I think he might feel the same way about me. But then I remember that
Van has a long-time girlfriend and we’re strictly in the friend zone. 
But I want more.
So, when Van’s life is turned upside down, I’m there to comfort him. To break
his fall. I’m his shoulder to cry on. 
Even if he only considers me a rebound.
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Pivot
A young love. A bitter
end. A crushing blow. A second chance at a first love.
The past
four years have been all about playing college ball, getting a draft pick for
the NBA, and steering clear of relationships. I don’t want one. Everything I
once had I gave to another girl. 
And lost it.
And I hate losing. There’s no way I’m going through that again. 

 

But when a lay-up during a game landed me in need of medical attention, it
brought me face-to-face with Logan Shaw – my first love – the girl who took it
all and left me with nothing but regrets. 

 

Now she’s back in my life and I have to face the consequences of our past
actions. 

 

Sometimes in life you’re forced to pivot and turn back before you can move
forward in a new direction.

 

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Fast Break
She was in search of
adventure. He was in search of home.
*A
roommates-to-lovers, college sports romance*

 

My life is a complete and utter disaster. One major screw up after another. I
couldn’t hack college and couldn’t return home, so I escaped to Europe for the
summer, where I ran into some trouble.
Now I’m stuck in Florence, Italy with no money, no place to stay and no means
of getting home. 
Trouble finds me wherever I go. 

 

Thankfully, my older brother, Cade, hooked me up with his old teammate. Now I’m
staying with Gavin Lancaster, professional basketball player and my
knight-in-shining-armor. 

 

I never expected to make a fast break from reality and end up finding my home
in him.
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Jump Shot
He’s fighting his
demons. She’s fighting for his love.
Some lies
are meant to deceive. Others to protect.
I’ve kept
my secrets hidden only to protect the one girl I love the most – Mica Reyes.
The one I want as more than just a friend.
But lies
have a way of sabotaging your life and all they’ve done is pushed her away.
Even when all I want to do is hold onto her for dear life.
Maybe I
need to take a step back and let her go – like a fadeaway jump shot – before I
hurt her and possibly destroy our love in the process.
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Author Bio
Since self-publishing her first
erotic contemporary romance in 2014, Sierra’s found her creative passion,
writing about the fictional characters that live in her brain, who constantly
shout for their own love stories to be told. Sierra is a sucker for cheap
accessories, enjoys traveling to see live concerts, and loves good seafood.
Sierra resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of twenty years and
her long-haired, German Shepherd. She is currently working on her next HEA.
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