#WOTR20 – #Review – How to Spell Disaster (Unfortunate Spells Book 1) by Jennifer Laslie

How to Spell Disaster (The Unfortunate Spells Series 1)

Being careless with magic is the best way to spell disaster.

Tucker didn’t think his love life could get any worse, until he comes across an antique spell book. When the translation goes awry, instead of finding one girl, he’s bombarded by women left and right. Now it’s jeopardizing both his job and sanity.

Tucker seeks answers at the occult shop, but the witchy owner advises him magic can’t always fix his problems. This time, only true love’s first kiss can lift the spell.

As the magic grows stronger, Tucker isn’t sure how much longer he can survive. But finding the right woman to kiss shouldn’t be too hard. Right?


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OMG, if you want something that is funny with a ton of crazy shenanigans, then I absolutely recommend How to Spell Disaster!

Who’d a thunk that a crazy old book would turn into such a disaster?! Tucker attempts a love spell and it blows up in his face. Women are throwing themselves at him left and right. At first, he thinks this will end his dry spell and decides to go on a date. But as he continues, the women get crazier. This poor guy has to watch out for his well being too! He goes back to the occult shop to get some advice or possibly another spell to break this one but is told that sometime’s magic won’t work and the only way to break this spell, or curse, is to find true love’s first kiss. Ok, so cliche’, right? Well, when the women start going crazier he has to find something to fix this and the book just sits there….staring at him…. flips to another page… shocks people….the book just taunts him. When he thinks he finds a “nice” girl they end up being some sort of psycho. This story had me dying laughing all the way to the end. Love is always found in the most unlikely of places and poor Tucker has hellish luck. This was a super fun story and rooting for Tucker was the best part! I look forward to continuing this series. 

Jennifer Laslie

Jennifer Laslie is a crazy cat lady who lives in Utah with her wonderful family. Her office affords her a mountain view that she loves! When she’s not thinking about cheesecake or cats, she can be found in the bookstore in the Young Adult section, coffee in hand.

#WOTR20 – #Review – Control Us (The Next Generation Series #1) by J.M. Walker

Control Us (Next Generation, #1)

Zach

She was innocent.
Passionate.
Fierce.
After Luna Stone and I went from friends to lovers, my only purpose was showing her how worthy I was. But how could I convince her when I didn’t believe it myself?
I craved her touch and her smiles but most of all, her heart.
I vowed to protect her and show her father that I could be the man for his daughter.
I pushed.
She pulled.
And when all was said and done, I’d have to go through an even higher power to prove that I deserved her…
Myself.
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Luna

He was quiet.
Withdrawn.
Intense.
Zach Porter and I had been friends since we were kids, but it had never amounted to anything more than that. Until now.
But as close as we were getting, he was still closed off.
He protected his heart and put up walls, even though he had no reason to.
He shoved.
I grabbed hold and never let go.
If I didn’t fight for what was ours, he’d succumb to his demons and believe their vicious words telling him that he’s not good enough. To give up.
On us.


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Reader beware, once you start this incredible story, you will not put it down until the end. This is the next generation after King’s Harlots. You won’t need to read King’s Harlots before The Next Generation but I highly recommend it. King’s Harlots is an intensely amazing series and I believe The Next Generation will be just as powerful. 

First things first… Zach F’n Porter! *ahhhhh* Even though Coby and Brogan adopted Zach, he reminds me so much of Coby. Zach had a dark childhood and has some really significant demons that he fights daily. It really warms my heart to see how his parents continue to help him through these issues to overcome them. But like most of us, Zach is his own worst enemy. Now to get to Luna. She may just be the most innocent of the bunch. She is sweet but can bring on the sass with the best of them. She has such a kind heart and wants to help anyone she can. Zach and Luna have always been great friends growing up, but now that they are adults, things start to change. They have a passionate connection where the heat continues to build and many times is close to combustion. There is a delicate push and pull between the two as they try to figure out their feelings for each other. There are many things that can go wrong and a lot of outside forces trying to keep them from each other. However, the one thing that can make or break this is Zach. He has to get past himself or this can go all wrong. 

This is a powerful story full of love and compassion with a few personal demons thrown in the mix. Bravo, JM! Can’t wait for more!

J.M. Walker

#AuthorApotlight @MOA #RoyalReaders – Lizbeth Selvig

Lizbeth Selvig

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m Lizbeth Selvig. I live in southern Minnesota and I write contemporary small town and western romance. I’m also planning to add Scottish contemporary to my list soon. In my non-writing life, I love to quilt, read, horseback ride, travel and, especially, hang out with my three grandkids. We are also an extended family filled with animals–from many horses to dogs, cats, alpacas, goats and a pot-bellied pig! I’ve been married since forever to my real-life romance hero and we’ve raised an equine veterinarian daughter and a musician/business major son. We also love to hike and have made several long-distance (200-mile/100-mile) treks.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I generally love to have it quiet in my house when I write. I can deal with music–especially instrumentals or nature sounds–but I definitely can’t have a television on because that is a shiny, glittery thing and I can’t leave it as background–I have to watch! (Shiny object syndrome, you know.) So–no distractions for my squirrel brain is the best bet. Weirdly, though, I can go to a coffee shop and write just fine despite the other people. I guess they aren’t as glittery and distracting as moving pictures!

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Definitely meeting the people–both readers and other authors. I really enjoy the opportunity to tell new readers about my stories even if they don’t buy my books right there. I love finding out what people love to read! As a bonus, I really like seeing how other authors display their books. I’m always looking for a more creative and attractive way of setting up my table–and my fellow authors are always so inspiring!

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

I have been so lucky to meet many of my favorite authors over the years. One of my new favorites is JoJo Moyes (“The Giver of Stars” and “Me Before You”). She isn’t really a romance author but I’ve fallen in love with her talent and the way she crafts a story. I’d also really love to have a one-on-one conversation with Tami Hoag. She was one of the original members of my local RWA chapter and I’m “friends” with her online. But I’m just getting into her books and would be thrilled to meet her in person.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I only WISH I kept a consistent schedule! I am so random about when I write–but I definitely do not advocate working that way! I am motivated by deadlines, so I write the most and best when I HAVE to get things done. I’m also a pathological night owl and write most easily from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sadly, when I have to be up early in the morning, that doesn’t work well so I’m always trying to find a consistent time that really works.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Winning the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart award and later finaling in the RWA RITAs were both career highlights. But I think my favorite memory was the first time I got a review that said my book had changed a reader’s perspective and made her life better. That was a pretty big “Wow” moment!

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

I guess the closest I have to a prized book is an old hardcover edition of LaVyrle Spencer’s “Morning Glory” that she signed at an event years ago. I told her I was aspiring to be an author and she wished me good luck with my writing in the inscription. She was my first real author-hero, and I am convinced her good wishes kept me working toward being a little like her!

What are your social links?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lizbethselvigauthor
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/lizbethselvig
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Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LizbethsLegions/
Bookbub Author Page: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/lizbeth-selvig
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/LizbethVIPLetter

What are your buy links?

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Lizbeth-Selvig/e/B007QUOYM2

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter Brothers of the Flames (Ariel Kimber Novel 1) by Mary Martel


Ariel Kimber is a 17-year-old girl who, thanks to her mother, has had a life full of unpleasantness and abuse. And it’s about to get a whole lot worse.

After her mother meets a man online, Ariel is forced to move to a different state, leaving all that she has ever known behind. Any teenager’s nightmare. But Ariel isn’t like most teenagers, she’s different, and she has literally nothing to leave behind. No friends, no nothing. They move next door to a house that remains empty all summer long until the day before the first day of school. A school where the other kids treat Ariel like garbage because of who her mother is and the fact that she’s different from them, save for a few – her neighbors. Tyson, his mysterious Uncle, Quinton, and twins, Abel and Addison. They quickly become her only friends, but Ariel soon finds out they are hiding things from her, keeping secrets from her. And she wants answers. Surprisingly, they give them to her. What do you do when you find out you’re not who you always thought you were and your whole world gets flipped upside down?

Ariel Kimber stumbles into a world she didn’t know existed, a world of magic and nothing is as it seems. Thankfully, she has the guys to guide her, to hold her hand along the way and she is going to need a whole lot of hand holding.

-This is a Reverse Harem series.

– There is adult langue and some mature content so be warned of that.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35615161-brothers-of-the-flame?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=sAE2DP7DIl&rank=1

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Flame-Ariel-Kimber-Novel-ebook/dp/B073RSN7Y1/ref=sr_1_4?crid=3T450TOO4CEW9&keywords=mary+martel&qid=1580956276&sprefix=Mary+mar%2Caps%2C207&sr=8-4

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

Holy moley was this a great book I’ve had a hard time trying to put into word how much i loved this book while not giving important information away. Ariel was just your average girl well as average as she could be she was just moved from her high school that she loved because she could blend in with the crowd and no one noticed her. Her mom was a whore and went from one rich man to the next and didn’t care how she ruined Ariels life in the process. So at a new school with everyone is staring and talking about her Ariel definitely didn’t like it one bit. Then things started to change the boy next door never talked to anyone but everyone noticed that he treated Ariel differently, and when he paired up with her for a class project she wasn’t too sure how to handle that i mean after all he was very good looking but he did snarl at her. Well there is more between these two then just looks and class projects they definitely had some magic flowing between them. This book will get you hook line and sinker, feeling for Ariel and her mothers relationship, curiously wondering about the next door neighbors and why they are all so sexy with their good looks, and wondering what is up with this new man candy her mom has claimed this time.
Review by Twinsie Dee

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter Control Us by JM Walker


Zach She was innocent. Passionate.Fierce.After Luna Stone and I went from friends to lovers, my only purpose was showing her how worthy I was. But how could I convince her when I didn’t believe it myself? I craved her touch and her smiles but most of all, her heart.I vowed to protect her and show her father that I could be the man for his daughter. I pushed.She pulled.And when all was said and done, I’d have to go through an even higher power to prove that I deserved her…Myself.*LunaHe was quiet.Withdrawn.Intense.Zach Porter and I had been friends since we were kids, but it had never amounted to anything more than that. Until now.But as close as we were getting, he was still closed off. He protected his heart and put up walls, even though he had no reason to. He shoved.I grabbed hold and never let go.If I didn’t fight for what was ours, he’d succumb to his demons and believe their vicious words telling him that he’s not good enough. To give up.On us.

Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44422339-control-us

Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/Control-Next-Generation-J-M-Walker/dp/1989782019/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3Q5X5BBUQRDFJ&keywords=jm+walker&qid=1583245231&sprefix=Jm+w%2Caps%2C185&sr=8-3

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Wow wow wow, Luna wanted it all a family, career and her best friend since they were kids. Zach was a troubled kid then was adopted into a loving house, but that didn’t stop the torture he went through as a child from creeping into his mind. Once these two let their feelings be known nothing could stand in their way well except for Luna’s dad that is no one was good enough for his daughter. But Zach and Luna didn’t care they wanted what they wanted but his past might just get in the way of their happiness. This book was amazing there aren’t enough words to use to describe how wonderful it is with some twist and turns and shocking surprises it’s gonna get you hook line and sinker.

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.

#AuthorSpotlight #MOA #RoyalReaders – Nancy Pirri and Natasha Perry

Natasha Perry

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I am a romance author writing under the pseudonyms, Nancy Pirri and Natasha Perry. I am also the owner of Melange Books, LLC, a multi-genre small press publishing company located here in Minnesota.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I seem to write best with background music playing–almost any kind. I write at an actual desktop computer with the music and the writing flows.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting and networking with other authors from around the world.

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

Renee Rose-I’d love to meet her. She writes mafia romance and sci-fi romance with kink. She’s a dynamite writer.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

My own personal writing I do on Sundays, other days of the week are devoted to my company, Melange Books, LLC

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Taking a TOP PICK-4/12 star rating for my first romance novel, The MacAulay Bride, with the now defunct Romantic Times magazine.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. This author can write! The telling of this novel is unique, unlike anything I’ve ever read before and held my utter interest start to finish.

What are your social links?

www.nancypirri.com

https://twitter.com/nancywriter

https://www.facebook.com/NancyPirriAuthor/

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=nancy+pirri&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

#WOTR20 #NewRelease #Novella #Cliffhanger – Seek, Project XOL Book #1 by Amabel Daniels

Seek

It’s been months since Cassidy Shaw has heard from her mother, Rosa, a world-renown scientist. When she does, it’s in the form of an urgent edict to retrieve a key. Arriving at Rosa’s apartment in Cincinnati, Cassidy encounters strangers. One man who seems determined to silence her. The other, could he be her savior?

Luke Dixon enters the fray, believing his neighbor is being attacked. Never one to ignore someone in distress, he’s then shocked to realize he’s the one needing rescue. Bound together through violence, Cassidy and Luke must come to trust each other as they embark on a search, armed only with the key and Rosa’s cryptic directions. It’s a journey with unexpected answers and decades-old research. A search with more questions…and a lethal enemy who returns when least expected.

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I love a new type of book and to me this book sounded new and exciting.  A mystery to find out about Rosa and what’s up.

Cassidy gets a weird letter with a weirder vibe from her distant, adoptive mom.  When she goes to her apartment to get what her mom wants, she is attacked but soon saved by a hot stranger who happens to be Rosa’s neighbor.

Luke is wondering why Rosa’s door is open when he hears a struggle.  Soon he is fighting for his and this strange lady’s life.  They think they are ok and then end up on the run after an explosion rocks them.

While running they two soon start to discover a bit about the other while also trying to stay a bit distant because they don’t know if the other is involved in the attack.

As the two start to put pieces together they are even more lost as to who the other is…her with her secret Mr. Zero and him with his past life of “Murder” but they are still on the run trying to figure out what Rosa’s gotten them involved in!!

Amabel Daniels lives in Northwest Ohio with her patient husband, three adventurous daughters, and a collection of too many cats and dogs. Although she holds a Master’s degree in Ecology, her true love is finding a good book. When she isn’t spending time outdoors, she’s busy brewing up her next novel, usually as she lets her mind run off with the addictive words of “what if…”

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter Marry Me (Lyrics and Love) Book #1 by Samantha Lind


What do you do when you receive a wedding invitation from the one girl you always thought you would marry?

Sam- Lauren and her twin brother were my best friends growing up. She captured my heart from the moment I first saw her dancing through the sprinkler. I always kept my feelings hidden though, standing back as she dated other guys, afraid to cross that line and risk losing her. I even went out with a few girls myself, but no one ever measured up.

Then that dreaded day arrived, and I knew I’d lost her forever.

Lauren- Sam was always my constant. My rock. My best friend. That feeling, the one I only got around him, had never been matched by another man. But Sam never showed me he felt anything more for me than friendship, so I moved on…

Now, standing at the end of the aisle, ready to walk to my forever, my mind spins with what-ifs. Do I keep moving forward, knowing a man who loves me is at the end? Or do I risk it all, for the one man I’ve always wanted, and hope he wants me in return.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40185364-marry-me

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Marry-Me-Lyrics-Love-Book-ebook/dp/B07H5DPDB5/ref=sr_1_5?crid=7SOQTTI1B7KN&keywords=samantha+lind&qid=1580924092&sprefix=Samantha+l%2Caps%2C191&sr=8-5

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When one of my favorite songs inspires an author to write a book then you know I’m goin to read it. Marry me by Thomas Rhett is a beautiful song and while reading this book about Sam and Lauren’s relationship throughout life you picture the beautiful music video during part of the book. At nine years old Sam watched a u-haul pull into the house across the street and hoped that his new neighbors would have a child that he could play with and get a new friend well they had twins Steven and Lauren and Sam was so excited. Fast forward to college and Lauren is now introducing her new boyfriend Brad to Steven and Sam and that’s it Sam’s heart drops and he has a feeling that he isnt going to get Lauren and they will container to be friends. Now Lauren is getting ready to walk down the isle to Brad, Sam is back in town for the wedding but jut cant stand to see the  woman who has his heart walk into the arms of another guy. But Lauren has been having a feeling that she is about to make the biggest mistake of her life by marrying Brad because deep down she just feels like it hound be Sam. Will these two find their way to one another after all theses years or will Lauren use pass off her feelings as cold feet and continue on with the wedding she has always pictured. This book is amazing and you will absolutely love it.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music.

#AuthorSpotlight #MOA #RoyalReaders – Julien Bradley

Julien Bradley

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Julien Bradley

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I follow the sun throughout my house so I sit in various locations to write. I must have something to drink, usually coffee or water. I try to follow a keto diet so my go to is typically nuts or raw veggies. My writing play list consists of musical scores or movie soundtracks. NO LYRICS because I tend to want to sing along. Helen Jane Long wrote the Aviator just for my female protagonist Mony Strong (or at least I’d like to think so). I like it quite in the house when I write.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Making a new fan.

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

I’ve met my favorite author William Kent Krueger a few times at mutual book signings. Another author I would love to meet is Sylvia Day.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I have off work on Fridays (I’m a clinic nurse) and I write evenings when my spouse is at work. Really anything I have a moment to myself I try to write .

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Having a fan ask me to take a picture with them.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

Charlotte’s Web, I was a farm girl and I identified with Fern

What are your social links?

I have a website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and I just started on Instagram.

What are your buy links?

Website and Amazon

#Review #YAThriller #Standalone The Twin by Natasha Preston


After their parents divorced, 10-year-old twins Ivy and Iris were split up–Ivy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. Now, after a tragic accident takes their mom’s life, the twins are reunited and Iris moves in with Ivy and their dad. Devastated over Mom’s death, Iris spends the first few weeks in almost total silence–the only person she will speak to is Ivy. Iris feels her life is over and she doesn’t know what to do. Ivy promises her twin that she can share her life now. After all, they’re sisters. Twins.

It’s a promise that Iris takes seriously. And before long, Ivy’s friends, her life at school, and her boyfriend, Tyler, fall under Iris’s spell. Slowly, Ivy realizes she’s being pushed out of her own life. But she’s just being paranoid, right? And Mom’s accident was . . . just an accident. Right? It’s not like she–or Dad–or Tyler–are in any danger

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46224742-the-twin

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Twin-Natasha-Preston/dp/0593124960/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Natasha+Preston&qid=1584404736&sr=8-1

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Ivy and Iris had their world turned upside down after their mom was found dead at the bottom of a hill during her run. Iris had to pack up her life in the city with their mom and move in with Ivy and their dad in the country with a new school, town and no friends. Ivy is willing to help her adjust but Iris just isn’t letting her in and Ivy is the type of person that needs to fix everything if her can. Ivy has it all the perfect boyfriend, a great group of friends, the fastest swimmer on the swim team and straight A’s shes worked her ass off for all of that. But she does notice that something is really off with Iris she hasn’t mourned the loss of their mom not a single tear, and Ivy just isn’t sure that something isn’t or has been off with her sister just just isn’t sure what it is, well until everyone starts to turn against her and they all think shes losing her mind, and that’s exactly where Iris wants her, but Ivy isn’t giving up her life without a fight so Check and mate Bitch.

Review by Twinsie Dee

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Cellar and The Cabin. Romance and YA Thriller writer, Tom Hardy enthusiast, and always buried in a book.

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