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#WOTR21 #review #NewRelease – Cursed Sight (Broderick Coven Book 2) by AJ Renee

Cursed Sight

Cursed Sight

Everything Ethan Broderick believed about his family history was a lie.

After learning he’s a descendant of a long line of powerful witches, he’s eager for guidance on his expanding powers. Pairing up with the fiery witch in charge of the local coven was a logical decision. What he didn’t expect was for her presence to awaken more than his oracle powers.

Serena Bishop stopped trusting men years ago. Needing to fill the vacant oracle position in her coven, she offered to help Ethan for purely selfish reasons. Except, the attractive and intelligent man managed to weave a spell around her stone-cold heart when she wasn’t watching.

Visions of impending danger for the sexy high priestess haunt Ethan.

Can they eliminate the threat, or will he lose another woman he loves?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

I loved Brandy and Ryan’s book so when I knew Ethan and Serena was the next I had to grab it.

Ethan is a new oracle and needs lots of guidance.  Lord help him his attraction to Serena is crazy think.  He is attracted to her and wished she might feel the same.  After Brandy uncovered the families secret about being powerful witches, he is slowly learning his gifts.  When he starts to have dreams about Serena dying, he gets a bit more obsessed with keeping her safe.

Serena is the high priestess even though Brandy is more powerful than her.  Brandy has no desire to lead the coven but just wants to help with Ryan by her side.  This puts Serna at ease.  But Serena can’t stop thinking about Brandy’s brother Ethan.  She has lots of brothers, but Ethan is the one she thinks about, and she has to help with his gifts.

When Ethan shares his weird dreams about Serena and then calls to warn her about being poisoned the two decide they need to figure out who might be trying to kill her all the while not confronting the elephant in the room…their attraction to each other.

The mystery of who is after Serena is a good one.  We learn a little bit more about the other siblings and their gifts.  Ethan and Serena being fated mates makes them a powerful and unstoppable couple.  I enjoyed still seeing Ryan and Brandy further their relationship plus when Ethan and Serena stop fighting and start to loving!!!

This is a great series for any paranormal reader.  I am a huge paranormal reader.  I enjoy the banter between the characters and the chemistry of the couples.  Seeing what more can happen is always fun to enhance a series!!!

AJ Renee loves to write steamy romance with a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading.

She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology.

#TwinsieKellyFavorites – Top 5 Standalones by J.L. Brooks, Jenn Cooksey, K.I. Lynn, A.J. Renee, and J.M. Walker

A.J. Renee and J.M. Walker are attending authors.

 

Rotten by J.L. Brooks

Rotten

Landslide by Jenn Cooksey

Landslide

Domenico by K.I. Lynn

Domenico

Joshua: Love in Scrubs by A.J. Renee

Joshua (Love in Scrubs Book 1)

Unexpected Surrender by J.M. Walker

Unexpected Surrender

 

Rotten by J.L. Brooks

Growing up on the outskirts of Las Vegas as the daughter of notorious strip club owner, Stephen Knox, and a mother who abandoned her at birth, life was less than kind to a young Antoinette.

After a failed teenage suicide attempt, Toni hit the road in search of a life free of undeserved cruelty and any resemblance to her past.

Years later, Toni finds herself in a dead end marriage and makes a painful confession that sends her back to the one place she always wanted to escape. But can she really right the wrongs that haunt her? Toni soon finds that the only place where things stay the same is in your mind.

When her path crosses with David Stark, childhood playmate turned one night stand, she cannot deny the spike in temperature she feels every time he’s near or the scorching dreams that flood her at night.

Digging through the years of heartache, Toni soon finds herself torn between the man she is committed to and the one who has always held her heart. As each layer unfolds before her, she discovers the root cause of her pain. Always believing the source was external, nothing could prepare her for the truth.

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Landslide by Jenn Cooksey

For Erica and Cole, the bond of friendship was forged in childhood.

Now, torn and broken by grief, that bond will become paramount as two friends look to one another for comfort, strength, and hope in the aftermath of loss. On a journey taken both together and alone, Erica and Cole search for healing and life born anew. Although when mistakes, secrets and betrayal are revealed, the two must each learn to accept that even saints and some angels are human and people aren’t always who they appear to be.

But in the age old struggle to forget and forgive, realization dawns. And with it, so does the understanding that sometimes, the sturdiest foundation for the future lies buried in the dust of the past. Because, for some people…

…love is friendship caught on fire.

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Domenico by K.I. Lynn

The mafia never lets you go.

I thought I was safe, free, but I never expected to find myself locked in a cage.
I’m in his territory. His prison.
The beast.

A fate worse than death awaits me if I can’t get away, so when the opportunity of salvation presents itself I grab it, even if I’m not sure I can trust the hand I’m holding.
The only way out is through, exposing secrets and spilling blood.

Things aren’t how they appear. Nobody is what they seem.
Not even me.

**Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only as some scenes may be particularly disturbing. There are triggers.**

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Joshua: Love in Scrubs by A.J. Renee

The single life had been treating Hazel Rivera better than she’d anticipated. With no one to report to, she did as she pleased, which included if and when she’d have a man in her bed. She felt no shame in satisfying her own needs, but when toy-play goes wrong, she earns herself a visit to the emergency room.

Squirming in pain, the last thing she expected was to find a sexy nurse assigned to her room. She could lose herself in a man like him—sinful eyes, full lips, and a kindhearted attitude—but before she can catch Joshua Bradley again, she’s sent home.

When life hands them a second chance, will they risk their hearts?

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Unexpected Surrender by J.M. Walker

I am Luther Knight.
Powerful. Businessman. I own everything and everyone around me.
Until her.
Lexi Adams challenges me in ways I never knew I needed.
She’s defiant and stubborn, unwilling to show me her true submission.
She turns my whole world upside down and no matter how much I ignore it, I can’t help but
crave her.
When she becomes desperate, The Club is all that she has, and I watch as she falls for her
Master.
She’s confused, conflicted, and unable to decide who she wants more. Me or Him.
But the difference between her and I? I know what I want. Her.
And I won’t stop until I have her at my side.
Forever.

Rotten by J.L. Brooks – Goodreads

Landslide by Jenn Cooksey – Goodreads

Domenico by K.I. Lynn – Goodreads

Joshua: Love in Scrubs by A.J. Renee – Goodreads

Unexpected Surrender by J.M. Walker – Goodreads

Rotten by J.L. Brooks – Amazon

Landslide by Jenn Cooksey – Amazon

Domenico by K.I. Lynn – Amazon

Joshua: Love in Scrubs by A.J. Renee – Amazon

Unexpected Surrender by J.M. Walker – Amazon

JL Brooks is a bestselling contemporary novelist and motivational entrepreneur. A former women’s health columnist, she infuses her passion for story telling with philanthropic endeavors. Her writings have been used to support numerous charities and later inspired the development of Storybook Multimedia-a faceted project that promotes growth in aspiring creatives alongside sound business wisdom.
In 2015 she was selected by RT Magazine founder, Kathryn Falk to co-host the first annual “Business of Self-Publishing” Seminar for independent authors with the RT Roundup.
Her most recent project was the collaboration with the Adore A Bull Rescue in Cincinnati, Ohio and model/illustrator Andrew Leighty to create “Pitiful Pete Meets the Queen”, a children’s book which was designed to educate and promote the positive attributes of rescue dogs, especially the pit bull breed which often is difficult to re-home. Believing everyone has a story to tell, she will encourage you to find out “what is inside of you?”

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Jenn Cooksey is a Southern California girl born and bred, however she’s no longer a resident of heaven on earth, but instead she currently resides in the 7th Ring of Hell with her husband, their three daughters, and a goodly number of pets. Aside from her husband, one cat, and three out of five fish, everyone living under the Cooksey’s roof is female. She’s sure her husband will not only be awarded sainthood when he kicks the bucket, but that Jesus will welcome him into heaven with a beer and a congratulatory high-five. Jenn is also of the belief that Bacon should be capitalized and that just being yourself is the best way to go. That is, unless you can be Batman. Always be Batman.

You can learn more about Jenn and her books at the following locations:

Blog | http://jenncooksey.blogspot.com/
Twitter |@Jenn_Cooksey
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenn-Cooksey-Author/227196267382859
Goodreads | http://www.goodreads.com/JennCooksey
Instagram | 8675309_jenny
Pinterest | http://pinterest.com/jenncooksey/

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


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

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AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.

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J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who 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.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

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#WOTR21 #AuthorSpotlight – AJ Renee

AJ Renee

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi! I’m AJ Renee and I write romance that gives you a break from reality. I have three daughters and we go wherever the military sends my husband. With as many hobbies and activities I enjoy, whether it’s learning how to use my new Cricut, reading, playing video games like Minecraft or Overcooked, playing board games, running, or painting, there’s no telling how I’m spending my time.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

The first book in a series is the hardest hands down. It sets up the future characters and town and there is so much detail you want to pump into it without subjecting the reader to information overload.

What comes first? The plot or characters

For me, I’d say a little bit of both. I can think of two characters but unless I have a general plot they are strangers to me. I want to know why they matter. What makes me want to drop everything to learn more about them.

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

Kathleen Brooks.

If you could ask that author three questions about their writing, writing process, or books, what would they be?

How do you work out the outline without making the writing process boring?
What do you wish you’d have done differently?
Do you know what characters/stories you’ll write after you finish the Sunken Shadows and Forever Bluegrass series?

What is harder? The blurb writing, naming the book, or naming the series.

The blurb. I loathe writing it. There is so much pressure to write so few words that will draw in a reader and not give away too many details in the process.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Meeting readers at signings. Getting to bond over books and meeting someone in person that you’ve been interacting with online is wonderful.

What is your definition of success?

I’m still trying to answer this question myself. One thing that makes me feel like a novel has been a success is when readers go out of their way to tell me they loved it. At the end of the day, I want my words to bring a reader happiness and that makes the story a success.

What are your social links?

Website: www.ajrenee.com
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/2bdqx9f
Bookbub: https://bit.ly/BBajr
Facebook: https://bit.ly/faceajr
Instagram: https://bit.ly/instaajr
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St. Fleur Belles Reader Group: http://bit.ly/2bmtFmI

What are your buy links?

Amazon: https://bit.ly/ajrenee
Nook: https://bit.ly/nookajr
iBooks: https://bit.ly/ibooksajr
Kobo: https://bit.ly/koboajr

#WOTR21 #Witches #SeriesStarter #DoubleReview – Cursed Love, Broderick Coven Book #1 by AJ Renee

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DEMONS. WITCHES. CURSES. Brandy had no reason to believe in any of them, until things started getting weird after her birthday. Her powers surprise her, sending her life into a tailspin and painting a glowing target on her back. Every day, she crosses the path of the next unexpected thing, and there’s a handsome yet annoying stranger that has the information she doesn’t know she needs. She’s questioning everything she’s been raised to believe, but she’s running out of time. Can a secret family legacy help her hone her magic before it’s too late? Or will she join the other fallen witches and their curse?

I was given the ebook from the author for an honest review.

I was so excited when AJ told people she was writing a paranormal.  I did not know it was witches until much later.  I admit witches are not my favorite of the paranormal universe, but I could not wait to jump in.  I wanted to see what AJ created.

Brandy is a witch that has no clue she is a witch.  Seems her family on both sides come from a long line of witches buuuut no one told her until right after her birthday.  When strange things start to happen and a tall dark drink of water helps save her from a tublar…aka low-level demon…she is thrust into this new world of shifters, witches, demons and more.

Ryan is sooo never going to mate because women are trouble.  He and his bestie Peter are going to hang out playing Xbox and enjoy being bachelors but then……he meets Brandy.  His world flips and he is not too happy about it….at first.

The story is interesting in that Brandy, Ryan and Peter are trying to figure out the who’s and why’s of what’s going on with Brandy and the people after her.  I will say the world building in the beginning made that story flow a bit slow.  BUT by about 45% I think the pace picked up and we are learning more about her family curse, her siblings plus the paranormal world in general.  I am so loving Peter and even Xander.  I seriously hope they get a book because Peter was the BEST Side character EVER!!!  Him and his relentless teasing of Ryan by calling Brandy Baby cakes cracked me up.

Ethan’s book will be interesting to see what else they learn about their blood line from the past plus seeing Serena again will be a fun read.

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

So glad I was able to read this paranormal. Brandy is strong, sassy and strong willed. All of which she needs to handle what was just tossed at her.

Brandy just turned 21 and her world just tilted on its axis. She lost her boyfriend and learned everything that went bump in the night was indeed real. Strange Things were happening around her and weirdos were coming out of the woodwork. Thank goodness for a stranger that came to her rescue.

Ryan was closed off never wanting a mate but when he saw Brandy he was a goner. I loved Ryan and his bff Peter. After Ryan helped brandy that night a whole new family opened up to her. She already had 6 older protective brothers but it seems she gained another in Ryan’s bff Peter.

Can A family secret or should I say curse tear these two apart before they even get to know each other better. I will take the strength of an entire family blood or not to take on this curse.

I am so intrigued by the guys in this book from all her brothers to Peter and Xander. I cannot wait to see where this series goes. Alpha Peter needs a mate.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

What a wild ride! This is a fantastic start to what I believe will be an incredible series! There are a lot of moving parts to this story and they were meticulously woven together to create a wonderful story. Brandy is the baby of the family, and the only girl. You can only imagine how overprotective her brothers are, haha! Right from the beginning, her life goes down in a chaotic and crazy tailspin. She feels like she is falling apart. Crazy things are happening to her and are now following her. She can’t for the life of her figure out why things are literally floating all around her. Then a knowledge bomb is dropped on her by the sexy stranger, Ryan. Slowly the story unfolds revealing enormous secrets full of magic…the good and the bad. During the story, Brandy and Ryan form an inseparable bond that the two of them struggle with figuring out. Then there is Peter, Ryan’s best friend. Peter is that goofy, being sarcastic at all the wrong, but right, times friend that you will always want to have your back. (I hope there are good things in store for him in the next books!) There is a constant struggle going on that makes you really connect with the characters in some very realistic ways. Their journey brings them in contact with many paranormals from witches and demons to hellhounds and werewolves. The good, the bad, and the ugly. There is great world building, relatable and lovable characters, lots of emotions, and some serious sexy time. This book has it all! The story is an incredible journey and an absolute must read.

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AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.
She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.
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#WOTR21 #CoverReveal #PNR -Cursed Love, Broderick Coven Book 1 by AJ Renee

Cursed Love by AJ Renee is being released on October 27th!

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DEMONS. WITCHES. CURSES.
 
Brandy had no reason to believe in any of them, until things started getting weird after her birthday.
 
Her powers surprise her, sending her life into a tailspin and painting a glowing target on her back. Every day, she crosses the path of the next unexpected thing, and there’s a handsome yet annoying stranger that has the information she doesn’t know she needs.
 
She’s questioning everything she’s been raised to believe, but she’s running out of time.
 
Can a secret family legacy help her hone her magic before it’s too late? Or will she join the other fallen witches and their curse?
MEET THE AUTHOR:
AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library. 
 
She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans. 
 

#WOTR21 – #Review – Jason (Love In Scrubs #2) by AJ Renee

Jason

From the author of the St. Fleur series comes a fun tale of finding love in the most unexpected place.

Being stood up for a first date was the last thing on Ava King’s mind. Yet Mr. Wrong opened the door to Mr. Sexy, who’s already sitting next to her at the bar. One drink becomes two, and going against her own code, she goes home with the charming stranger.

Waking in Jason’s foreign bed sends her into a panic, and she escapes before any morning-after awkwardness can ensue.

Can fate bring them together again to see if their chemistry transcends one steamy night of passion?

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

This book! Just read it! It’s super adorable, funny as hell, and insanely hot! Being stood up on a first date, having a one night stand, and then finding out that this person is your doctor! OMG! The embarrassment alone, that both of the characters were feeling, had me dying! The universe has a funny way of bringing people together and Ava’s and Jason’s story is witty and cute and perfect. This was a short, quick read that will absolutely hold ALL of your attention until the pages are gone. Once you start the story, just finish it. The characters are perfect for each other and reading along while they are figuring each other out will keep you smiling the entire time. I cannot stress to you enough that you NEED to read Jason. It has a little bit of everything that gives you all the feel goods. Now, just read it!

A.J. Renee

AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Love in Scrubs series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Unlucky in Love, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.

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#WOTR21 – #Review – Joshua (Love in Scrubs #1) by AJ Renee

Joshua (Love in Scrubs #1)

From the author of the St. Fleur series comes a fun tale of finding love in the emergency room.

The single life had been treating Hazel Rivera better than she’d anticipated. With no one to report to, she did as she pleased, which included if and when she’d have a man in her bed. She felt no shame in satisfying her own needs, but when toy-play goes wrong, she earns herself a visit to the emergency room.

Squirming in pain, the last thing she expected was to find a sexy nurse assigned to her room. She could lose herself in a man like him—sinful eyes, full lips, and a kindhearted attitude—but before she can catch Joshua Bradley again, she’s sent home.

When life hands them a second chance, will they risk their hearts?


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You need something sweet and funny…you must read Joshua! The way that Hazel and Joshua meet is incredibly embarrassing, but look out because the entire book is hilarious and sooooo sweet. Orgasms, burning sensations and a hot nurse….bahahahaha! Hazel and Joshua are both very independent people but their paths cross when Hazel ends up in the ER after using a new lube. As if I wasn’t already cringing and laughing by this point, then she meets Joshua, Nurse Hottie, in the ER. From here their chemistry is on fire, no pun intended, lol! These two were so sweet and funny, just absolutely made for each other. The epilogue finished this story perfectly. The story continued to be embarrassing, funny, and sweet the whole way through. This is a short and fast read. I was laughing from the first page clear up to the last page. I definitely was not ready for this story to be over but it ended perfectly. I loved it!



A.J. Renee

AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Love in Scrubs series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Unlucky in Love, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.

You can also find her:

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#WOTR20 #KU #FairyTaleRetelling – Beauty Unmasked by A.J. Renee

Beauty Unmasked

Viktor Prinz
When an IED hit my unit, it set off a chain of events that transformed me. Gone is the easygoing and charming man whom everyone flocked to. I’m no longer the whole man I used to be, and I’ve accepted this darker side.

Isabel Marchant
In my twelve years as a physical therapist, I’ve never been tempted to cross the line with a patient. That is, not until Viktor Prinz answers the door in his nearly-naked state. Seeing past the grief, I find the first man to make me want more.

Can Viktor find the strength to accept the cards he’s been dealt? Or will he run this beauty who stands up to him out of his life, never to return again?


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I purchased this book from Free off Amazon May 2020.

Oh AJ!!  I love your books!!  I am so glad I saw this book and grabbed it the other day when it was a freebie off Amazon.  This is a sweet novella retelling of Beauty and the Beast.  I loved the twist of the story that Belle was actually the beast because she was pushing the “Prince” Viktor to get better.  But in actuality Vik was the beast due to his grumpy disposition.

The story begins and we see a uber crabby Vik not wanting anyone around.  He has lost his leg and his momma.  Seems he is going to hide away then deal with the pitying stares of people he knows.  His aunt informs him she has hired a PT to come and help him with his new prosthetic.  He is none to thrilled and the way he answered the door pretty much sets the tone for Belle and Vik.  LOL

The chemistry between Vik and Belle is off the charts immediately.  They are both drawn to the firm yet caring souls of the other.  She is like DUDE HE IS A CLIENT.  He is saying NO HOT CHICK WOULD WANT THIS MESS!!  We see the fun flirty banter and the respect they both form for the other.

When there is a miscommunication and then angry word, both are left wounded.  When he see Vik take that step forward in hopes of more with Belle, I was so excited.

The story is a sweet novella, but I will say it wasn’t an insta-love because there was a lot of banter and chemistry to fill the story.  However, seeing them both fall head over heals for the other when they finally confide their true feelings was a sweet read.  The epilogue made ma laugh like all AJ’s books do!!

AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Love in Scrubs series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Unlucky in Love, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter Widower’s Aura (St. Fleur Series 1) by Aj Renee


He’s a guilt-ridden single father and she’s a believer in second chances.

Sofia Brazier lives in a world full of colors.

Her ability to see auras has been useful in her career as a juvenile probation officer in New Orleans, but when things go south, she escapes to the small town of St. Fleur.

The photography business is her chance to try to rid her life of all the dark auras surrounding the damaged souls she once tried helping.

But her comfortable new world is upended when widower, and ex-security-forces-turned-handyman hunk, Noah Tyler enters the local pub and her life.

Noah knows better than to get involved with the voluptuous beauty who has captivated his every thought.

The guilt of his wife’s murder still weighed on his heart, and he needed to focus on his daughter.

That is, until his daughter vandalizes Sofia’s building and effectively seals their fate.

After cutting his daughter a break, Sofia begins tearing down the walls he built after his wife’s death.

Just when life finally seems worth living for Noah, Sofia finds herself the victim of a string of crimes. Can he protect Sofia when he failed to protect the only other woman he’s ever loved?

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I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

All Sofia wanted to do was get away from her past and start fresh. Driving to St. Fleur a small town where everyone knows everyone is just what she needed and taking a chance on a building to open up her photography business is just want she needed to start fresh. One night when Sofia was out with the girls at the local pub next door she caught sight of a hottie getting some food and she noticed she couldn’t read his aura. She had the gift to see people’s emotions and true intention through their auras and she could not figure out why she could see his. Noah is a hot single dad in town, and when his teenage daughter gets caught vandalizing Sofia’s building that’s the moment that they both knew something was off and that they should stay away from each other for both their sakes. They each thought nonstop about the other and well do they get their HEA or will their past get the best of them tearing something that never happened apart before it could even get started. This is such a great book with small town romance, hot gossip and even crazier mysterious things that will keep you on your toes.

Review by Twinsie Dee

AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.

#Top5Reads #JulyThruDecember #WOTR20AttendingAuthors #NewToMe #Contemporary #2ndChance #Medical #Comedy #AlphaHero #Paranormal #Series #SpinOffs #Mythology #Shifters – Twinsie Angie’s Top Reads for 2019

Well another year has come to an end and I am back to trying to figure out what books are my top reads for the last 6 months.  It was crazy hard to figure this out like most of the time time but here goes……

If you want a refresher on what my top books from January to June for 2019 are you can go HERE and see them. The hashtags I used are the following :  #NewToMeAuthors #AntiHero #Paranormal #Shifters #RH #Wolves #Dark #Contemporary #Series #Comedy #Over30Romance  #Apocalypse #Zombie #Dystopian

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Here goes my top reads from July to December 2019….and most are #WOTR20 authors.

If you are looking for an awesome line up of authors and you are near Peoria, IL on July 18th,  check out Writersontheriver.com 

We have tickets available and the line up is out of this world!

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When You Were Mine by Cindy Tanner (#WOTR20 Author)

When You Were Mine

One letter a week. Care packages optional. Adopting a Marine seemed like the perfect extra credit project.​

Harper Evans never expected to fall in love with the Marine she adopted. She never expected to meet him in person but a surprise gave her the chance to claim who she wanted. Then life proved it can break your heart a million different ways.​

Asher Williams fought for his father and country, but he will fight hardest for the woman that stole his heart. Harper may have changed her mind about the life they planned together, but Asher wants it enough for them both.​

Will he still feel that way when he learns it all?

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I purchased this book.

I met this author at a book convention this summer. She was a friend of a few friends so of course I had to buy the book when it releases. She was super sweet and friendly to boot, so my inner blogger was all about helping this chick out.

I read the blurb and thought “Oh this sounds like a sweet romance” and what I got was like WHAT!!!! I mean the twists and turns and darkness SHOCKED ME…….and I loved it. Guess that is what I get for making an assumption right???

The blurb is about a couple exchanging letters and the title “When You Were Mine” makes you think of a 2nd chance love story WHICH is true buuuut the rest is totally not what you expect. I will admit because I went in thinking one way, I was a bit thrown off at the beginning. Asher getting a Dear John letter….what?? I was a little confused and thought it was choppy but once the story got going and I realized it was ME who was wrong, the beginning makes total sense.

Harper has been through some stuff. She is broken both mind and body. She is walled off and walked away from Asher because she doesn’t feel worthy anymore. She has her dad’s shop and her drag race strip so nothing matters any more. She will live a content life with her bestie, Nona, and maybe find love but not passion with her other bestie, Ran.

Asher is not going to let Harper go. He has no idea everything she has been through or to the extent of what she has been through, but he remembers the hopes and dreams they had. He is bound and determined to get his women back.

Along the way we see Harper pushing Asher away, making some not so great choices and then dealing with her past that seems to haunt her daily. We see Asher reaffirming his love and devotion to his women along with doing all he can to protect her.

I think the book was written great and I look forward to reading more. I kinda hope she revisits these characters because Nona and Ran need an HEA!

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Jason, Love in Scrubs Book 2 by AJ Renee (#WOTR20 Author)

Jason

From the author of the St. Fleur series comes a fun tale of finding love in the most unexpected place.

Being stood up for a first date was the last thing on Ava King’s mind. Yet Mr. Wrong opened the door to Mr. Sexy, who’s already sitting next to her at the bar. One drink becomes two, and going against her own code, she goes home with the charming stranger.

Waking in Jason’s foreign bed sends her into a panic, and she escapes before any morning-after awkwardness can ensue.

Can fate bring them together again to see if their chemistry transcends one steamy night of passion?

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I purchased this book.
Dude! A Silver Fox!!??? YES PLEASE!!! A Book Nerd!!?? HELL YES!!
I have to say I was hooked on Jason from his first scene in the book. Hottie older man flirting and hitting on a woman at the bar. His opening line to Ava had me in stitches!!!
Ava is stood up on a date but flirting and going home with Jason was a lot more then she expected when she woke up the following morning. When she runs into him again……OMG I was dead!! I mean Hell!! That was a perfect way for these two characters to re-connect!!
Jason has been burned by love but is still hopeful that he will find an HEA of his own. Even with his busy lob and caring for him ailing mom, he still believes there is someone out there for him. He is a dreamy sigh kinda guy ladies!!
Ava is a sweet girl who wants love but has walled her heart off for fear of being hurt. He opening to Jason is a huge deal.
When the two reconnect and begin to date, we see them both struggle to keep their emotion in check. He is afraid too much too soon will fun her off and she is afraid of too much too soon will lose him. They are such a great story. The epilogue is a favorite of mine and I would so love to read more from these two because the ending scene could be fun stuff to read them navigating together!

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Wyatt : Discovering His MAte , Black Mountain
Pack Series Book 4 by Miranda Lynn (#WOTR20 Attending Author #5YearFamily)

Wyatt : Discovering his Mate

Can the love between the last dragon shifter and a human save the world from a magical war? Wyatt had given up on love. As the last dragon shifter, he’s resigned to a lonely existence and the fact he’ll never find a mate. Protecting humans and fellow shifters from a rogue warlock faction will have to be enough. Natalie has always wanted more out of life. Being her mother’s caretaker in a small town with too many secrets isn’t the kind of glory her dreams have promised. That’s why she lives vicariously through her best friend — the daughter of a prominent warlock. That is until she meets a brooding and mysterious shifter destined to change everything. The last thing Wyatt wants is to put his mate in danger. Natalie never thought she’d have to betray her best friend. But if they want to prevent a war that could destroy their world, they’ll have to risk their love and their lives or watch everything they know and love burn to ash.

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I received this book from the author for an honest review.
GAH!!! Wyatt has totally been someone I was lookin’ forward to reading since we were introduced to him. I mean HELLO DRAGON SHIFTER!!! Yes please!!!
The one thing I want anyone to know about this book is the FEELINGS you will get while reading. Wyatt is so afraid to HOPE for a mate. He is beyond numb to the Goddess giving him a mate since he is the LAST Pure Blood Dragon shifter in the world. He has just thrown himself into helping his friends and packs. He is over wanting and wishing and just realized he will be alone until his dragon loses his mind, at which point, he will be “put down”. You can FEEL his loneliness in the story.
When the Goddess grants Wyatt his mate you can actually feel his anger and frustration at this gift of a mate. He is so scared because any mate of his will be a target. You can feel his fear and watch him push away this precious gift!!
Natalie, friends, she is AWESOME!! I mean she is sweet but strong. She is kind but fierce. She will NOT be just a wallflower anymore to her friends. She is starting to realize after being told she is fated to mate a dragon; she needs to be strong and confident. A dragon needs a strong mate not a weak woman.
Again, friends….the anxiety of these two was so heavy!! GAH the push and pull and the almost kisses were driving me CRAZY!! I was like JUST FREAKING KISS AND CLAIM HER WYATT!!!!!!
I can’t say enough about the story because it was probably my favorite story so far in the series and that is saying a lot because I am pretty sure Mack, my baby daddy, is not going to like hearing this news!!!
Seriously, if you enjoy angst, heart, more angst and just all out amazing chemistry, THIS IS A GREAT story for you. Its also a great introduction to the amazing world Miranda has built with the Black Mountain Pack.
Side note: If Stephen doesn’t get a book next, I will cry. His character was so much fun to read!!!

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Death Do Us Part, The Gods of DC Book 4 by Tricia Andersen (#WOTR20 Author)

Death Do Us Part

Hades and Persephone share a love that is known by millions over thousands of years. But even the greatest of love affairs can hit rocky ground. Zeus forces them apart, banishing Hades into the deepest, darkest parts of Tartarus and into the hands of Hades’s father, Cronus. If that isn’t enough, the king of the Greek gods tears Persephone away from her mother, Demeter, promising to find her a more suitable husband.
The rest of the family races to find a way to bring Hades home and reunite the lovers before a deity ends up dead. But when the mysterious tears in reality show their true purpose, will any of them survive?

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

*Clapping* I was so excited when I saw this book was going to be about Hades and Persephone.  I mean anyone who loves Mythology knows their crazy love story.  Being kidnapped with the help of her father, Zeus, to be with Hades and then then finding love though it all.  The two have managed to make their love work through all the ages.

Zeus got his feelings all butt hurt lately and finally was denied by his family so he does the one thing to hurt his daughter, his love Demeter, and his own brother….he annulled their marriage and sends Hades back to dear ol’ dad Cronus.  YIKES!!  Not a good place to be!!

This book was awesome.  I loved seeing the family of Gods and Demi-Gods circling their wagons and looking to rescue Hades plus also looking to stiff Zeus.  Dude he is really going crazy.  Just because you and your siblings overthrew your parents doesn’t mean your family on Earth is trying to do it to you!!  Get over yourself already!!

Seeing the love Persephone and Hades have but also seeing the other couples developing more love and respect was amazing.  I think Freddy, Juliet, and Mack stole the book. These Demi-Gods stepped up and did everything for their new family and loved ones.

I cannot wait for the next installment of the series. I am looking forward to seeing how the family reacts to dear ol’ Zeus wanting to join in the ranks after all the shenanigans he has pulled over the last few months…hell centuries!!

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Lethal Balance, Sons of the Survivalist book 2 by Cherise Sinclair

Lethal Balance (Sons of the Survivalist, #2)

His name means hunter.

Once the best assassin in black ops, Cazador is now the best at saving lives.  His path has changed from seeking bloody vengeance to running a health clinic in Rescue, Alaska.

He will never again risk loving someone he can’t protect.

His mother and sister were murdered in front of him, his fiancée slaughtered in a war zone.  Despite his popularity with women, he’s determined to remain unattached. His heart can bear no more loss.

Unfortunately, the universe isn’t listening.

First, his brother hires JJ, a fiery-haired, tough cop who lives on the edge of danger and has the biggest heart of anyone he knows.  And then, his disreputable past returns in the shape of an adorable, foul-mouthed nine-year-old daughter.  Now he has two loved ones to protect. An impossible task, because…

Life is dangerous. Especially in Alaska.

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Oh these boys!! I am so in love with this series!! I mean each brother I fall for but I think broken Hawk is going to win my heart I the end.

Caz is such a great character. He is so full of love, but he will not fall in love. He will love and care for those in his family IE Gabe, Audrey, Lillian, etc but he will not let his heart fall in love again. The loss of his fiancée is too much for him to endure again.

JJ has had it with men. They are all liars and nasty POS. When she finally leaves her job to try the wilds of Alaska with a shove from a good friend, she soon learns this town is everything she wants but love will not be something she will even consider…until she sees a tall dark drink of water who is also the town whore annnnnd her bosses brother!! Life is suddenly complicated for the two. The chemistry is amazing but when Caz get a phone call that changes his life for the better, they really slow down to regroup. Caz needs to focus on his daughter and slowly sees he needs to focus on JJ as well. This woman has become just as important as his newfound daughter.

I love how the couple fight the push and pull. I love how Caz humors JJ into thinking its just a friends with benefits knowing at some point she will realize he is not leaving her any time soon. I loved the complex nature of the relationship the three of them have. JJ and Regan are both so unsure of where they fit in Caz life which in turn causes some drama for him to untangle.
This has been one of my favorite books this year!! I can’t wait for more!!