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Twinsie Melinda year in review including my Top 5 from July to December 2016

This has been a fun year filled with signings. In April we flew to Houston for Books are Bigger in Texas and almost didn’t make it out of Chicago. In May we headed to Chicago for Wild &Windy , September we were in St. Louis for Penned Con and Indianapolis for Indi Unmasked, October we were able to attend Glass City in Toledo.  The best one of the year was the event we put on in July Writers on the River in East Peoria, IL.  With the great success we had in 2016 we are planning it again in July 2017.  You can get your tickets HERE.No automatic alt text available.

On to my top picks for 2016 in no particular order:

Top 5 January to June – click here

Sunshine and Rain (City Limits #2) – M. Mabie

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Welcome to Wynne, population 3402.

No rockstars. No major politicians. No media moguls.

Things don’t change quickly in a small town, except when they do. It’s been pouring rain all summer long, and the disc jockey and local farmer are all of the sudden attached at the hip. It’s not only the rising river getting deeper and deeper.

This is your basic water tower painting, tractor driving, tailgate cooler packing kind a guy chases the single, blonde, radio vixen with mosquito bite rage from his youth type of romance. Or is it the other way around?

Low on drama. High on Love.

Grab an umbrella because it’s a long wet summer.

Sunshine and Rain is the second stand alone novel is the City Limits series. It follows new characters as they navigate their own small-town romance.

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Sinners Revenge  (Sinner’s Creed MC #2) – Kim Jones

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The sizzling second book featuring the Sinner’s Creed Motorcycle Club, bikers bent on riding chrome and meting out mayhem…

Shady has spent the last eight years of his life dedicated to the Sinner’s Creed Motorcycle Club. But after losing the man who was both his brother and his best friend, he has a new purpose—to avenge the death of the greatest nomad in Sinner’s Creed history.

His plan is flawless. His mission is simple: seek and destroy. There is no room for distractions—especially a distraction like Diem.

She’s infuriating. Demanding. Complicated. Impossible. And for some reason, Shady can’t stay away. But he only has space in his heart for one love: Sinner’s Creed. And the club always comes first. Always.

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Sweet Tooth (Combustible Book 3) – Brandy L. Rivers

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One taste and he craves more…

Isandro has a sweet tooth only a feisty chocolatier can sate. Rejected years ago, her sudden interest comes as a surprise, but he won’t miss this chance.

Seeing is believing.

Until Arianna caught her now ex-lover cheating, she couldn’t shut the door on Derrick. After a few drinks, she’s ready to take a chance.

Isandro is like nothing she ever expected, but everything she’s dreamed.

Derrick won’t take the hint. Her family doesn’t approve of her choices. Now she will be forced to choose between blood and her heart.

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Pretty Ugly (Mercy MC Book 1) – Mary Martel – WOTR Attending Author

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For Carmine life is messy and at times it can get downright ugly.
Bounced from one foster home to the next she’s never really had a real home or a real family. Bitter, spiteful and angry, at the young age of thirteen she finally lands in a place that sticks. And it is in no way a good place… except for him.
One look is all it takes for her to find a home and it’s not in a place but a person.
Lucien Oliver found himself orphaned and in the system after both his parents were murdered in front of him by a rival outlaw motorcycle club. Knowing he’d grow into the man his father groomed him to be, and that being not a very good one, he keeps everyone at a distance and only speaks when necessary. That is, until she shows up.
One look is all it takes for Carmine to steal a piece of Lucien’s heart. A heart he has no desire to give away.
For two years, they live under the same roof and become the best of friends and the only family they have to speak of. Then, one night just days after Carmine turned fifteen, the unthinkable happens and they find themselves ripped away from one another in the most tragic of ways.
It won’t be until years later when they meet again. After Lucien is no longer Lucien but rather the enforcer to the Mercy Motorcycle Club and a man known as King. And after Carmine gets out of jail, doing time for a crime she didn’t commit. Now adults and practically strangers they learn that life for them is always going to be messy and if it can get any uglier it will.
Lucien pushes Carmine too far and she finds herself in the arms of another. But will she stay there, or will she find her way home?
This is the start to a series and a spinoff of The Dollhouse Series. Due to adult content, it is not recommended for readers under the age of 18. Contains m/f/m scenes. The following books will contain m/m and m/m/f scenes.

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Ren the Monsters Adventure (A Ren Novella, #3.5) – Sarah Noffke

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Ren Lewis has seen it all, or so he likes to think. He’s encountered every danger known to man. Due to his powers as a Dream Traveler and unstoppable work ethic, he’s experienced more than any human alive. But Ren is about to have a brand new experience.
He’s being dragged on a family vacation.
When a life altering event falls on Dahlia and Ren, he agrees to take a break from work and explore the West coast with his family. But since not everyone in the Lewis clan can dream travel, Ren is forced to endure regular Middling travel in a car. This vacation from hell is actually a spiritual excursion meant to pull the demons out of Ren. The most powerful man in the world is stripped from his element and visited by three wise women whose jobs are to make him come to terms with his past, present and future. This is a Christmas Carol retelling using a modern day Scrooge.

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#WOTR – Blog Tour – Review: Entangled Darkness (Others of Edenton #8) by Brandy L. Rivers

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ENTANGLED DARKNESS by Brandy L Rivers

Others of Edenton #8 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

– SYNOPSIS –

Even the best intentions can be entangled in darkness.

Tremaine is no stranger to tough decisions. One case took him so deep he nearly lost his way. Saving Liz gave him purpose, pulling him back into the light.

After tragedy, Tremaine helped Liz rebuild her life. Their pieces fell into place with Robert. The three of them have forged an unbreakable bond through heartbreak and reunion.

Robert’s new case threatens to drag Tremaine back to his darkest hours. Every revealed secret pulls them deeper, entwining the three further.

Together they’ll uncover plots set in motion long before Tremaine’s was assigned the case that nearly broke him. The truth will either bind or destroy them all.

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Melinda's Review

I received a copy of the book from the author for an honest review.

I was thrilled when I found out we were getting more of Tremaine’s story. Yes, we did get some of his story in Falling into Place but mainly from the time he saved Liz and took her to Robert’s family on. This takes us back to his dark years before he saved Liz.

Robert’s new case has him dealing with HARP and while researching them he uncovers part of Tremaine’s dark past. Needing time to processes all he has uncovered he pulls away from Trem and Liz. Trem does what he can to help with Robert’s case and to ease his mind but with every new thing uncovered threatens to suck Trem back to the darkness. Can Liz and the bond these three have stick through this or will everything they have be lost?

To see Liz Tremaine and Robert living, loving, and growing into a family was so thrilling for me to see. Then to be able to see more of Preston was not a bad thing either. If you don’t know I kinda have a thing for Preston and love it when he shows up time to time. The plot, twists and turns were phenomenal. Some of them I never even seen coming and those were the best. The ending was the best and I even had a few tears in my eyes.

I am ready for the next book. There are so many great side characters I want to get to know better and there are so many things going on in the lives of the other characters I need to know who they are all doing too.

Here are a couple of my favorite lines:

“You’re the one who always picks me up. What did I ever do to deserve you?” “Before you, I was lost, looking for a purpose. You, Liz, were the one who pulled me back from the brink.” “Brink of what?” “Darkness” “You’ve never been dark.” “No, but I was entangled in plots so thick, I wasn’t sure who I served. Trapped in a web, I almost didn’t escape. I could have fallen. Nearly did. I’d gone so deep in a case, my whole perspective had become warped and twisted. If I hadn’t found you, I wouldn’t have pulled myself out of that pit.”

“You know better. I love you. You’re a piece of my soul. I can’t have you thinking I’m that scum.” He closed the distance, looking into Robert’s eyes with intensity, desire washing through him. Robert gripped the back of his neck and pulled him in for a bruising kiss. Then he hissed into Tremaine’s ear. “I love you too.”

– EXCERPT –

Tremaine burst through the door, slamming it shut. He fused the knob and trapped the sound with the same spell. When he turned toward Robert, the rage on his face sent a thrill of fear down Robert’s spine.

“You happy with yourself?”

Robert stood, meeting his glare. “What on earth are you talking about?”

He growled. “You scared the fuck out of Liz by not coming home and sending that cowardly text. Why? Because you’re pissed about my past? I gave you those files thinking you could see the bigger fucking picture. Now you want to accuse me of what? Treason against the Council? Draecyn’s the bastard who sent me on the goddamned case to begin with.”

Robert drew in a slow breath, trying to gather his words. He’d never seen Tremaine this angry before. Generally, he was levelheaded through the worst of times.

“Nothing?” Tremaine spat. When Robert didn’t answer, he snarled, “Really think I could do all that?”

Robert stepped around the desk, anger flickering to life. “You tell me, Tremaine. What am I supposed to think? You handed me stacks of files without warning me what was in there. Of course, I’m going to question every single thing.”

Tremaine shook his head in slow motion, his brown eyes fading to gold, flashing with light. “You question what side I was on, then fucking question me like a man. Don’t hide away from Liz. You didn’t see the look on her face when she asked me if you got tired of her and wanted to give up.”

“I’ll never give up on her.” An array of emotions splintered through Robert as he took a step closer, narrowing his eyes. “Yes, I made one bad decision. I gave her what I thought she wanted nearly twenty-two years ago. Never again.”

“Then why didn’t you come home?” Tremaine demanded.

He growled in frustration. “I was so twisted up trying to make sense of everything I read and couldn’t come home to see you wrapped around her, which I knew you had to be.”

“Do you think I wanted to go so deep into HARP? Think I wanted to do all that shit? Tell me something, Robert, why do you think Draecyn sent me? No one else could get into HARP’s ranks. Draecyn knew I was the only one with any kind of chance of getting intel because he was the only one who knew who my real father was.”

Robert’s heart sank. And they were right back to what he had finally realized a second before Tremaine barged in. “Because you’re half druid?”

Tremaine’s hands trembled a moment before they fisted. He stepped closer until he was an inch from Robert’s face. “Exactly. I didn’t choose the assignment. It was chosen for me. And yeah, they expelled me… technically, but I kept Draecyn in the loop. Did you skip his files?”

“You could have warned me what was really in there.”

“So you could question if I was just saying that to keep you in our bed? No. Thank. You. I gave you every last shred of the files so you could see what happened and draw your own conclusions. Apparently, that was the wrong fucking move.”

Robert’s jaw clenched. “Last night, after reading the final files, my head was swimming with a million details I didn’t understand. This morning they clicked into place, forming the bigger picture. I needed time to process.”

“Next time, man up and call me. Tell me to fucking leave so you can go to Liz and not break her to pieces when she starts wondering if you really love her.”

“Of course, I love her. I’ve always loved her. I didn’t want to fight in front of her when I was so lost in the details I couldn’t see the truth. Now back off.”

Tremaine inched closer, his eyes lasered on Robert’s. “You want to lose Liz?”

Robert shook his head.

“Me? I’d understand that. Is it too much now? If so, it’s too damned late to get rid of me. I’ve always loved Liz, and I love you, but right now you disgust me. I’ve never done a damned thing to make you doubt me like this.”

Robert attempted to shove him away, but Tremaine didn’t move. Frustrated, he hissed, “Had you waited ten more minutes, I would have been past the doubt. I needed time, Trem.” He reached for his phone to call Liz.

Tremaine caught it and threw it across the room. “Fuck that. Stop and talk to me! Tell me what I have to do to convince you I’m not part of HARP?”

“I know you’re not. There’s still a million questions on the tip of my tongue, but I get it.”

“Promise you won’t do that to Liz again,” Tremaine insisted.

“I swear it, and I’m sorry.” He met Tremaine’s golden stare. “Do you hate me now?”

“You know better. I love you. You’re a piece of my soul. I can’t have you thinking I’m that scum.” He closed the distance, looking into Robert’s eyes with deep intensity.

Desire washed through Robert. He gripped the back of Tremaine’s neck and pulled him in for a bruising kiss. Then he hissed into Tremaine’s ear. “I love you too.”

“Prove it,” Tremaine growled, reaching behind Robert to shove everything off the desk. Files fell to the floor, books, journals, everything, even the phone.

Their mouths collided, tongue’s dueling, teeth gnashing. Robert stood, and Tremaine pushed his jacket off, then gripped Robert’s shirt, ripping it open. Buttons flew across the room.

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– Labor of Love, #5.5: http://amzn.to/20JGCnu

– Light in Darkness, #6: http://amzn.to/1FonVdS

– Blissful Agony, #7: http://amzn.to/1P0Rjkp

– NEW RELEASE!! –

– Entangled Darkness, #8: http://amzn.to/1SWUk7w

AND NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER for .99¢ 

════ DEEP TROUBLE, Others of Edenton #9 ════

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#3 Accepting Fate – http://amzn.to/1QUBlrn

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– ABOUT THE AUTHOR – 

Brandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories. An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up. Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects.

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#WOTR – Review – Deep Trouble by: Brandy L. Rivers

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synopsisKeeping secrets leads to deeper trouble…

Fallon never expected love, or to find a man who accepted her so fully. New doubt arises with the threat to their unborn twins.

One thing Brody needs in his life—Fallon. His love is unconditional. Now she’s hiding something and distance is growing.

When the tension breaks and the truth comes out, can they bridge the gap?

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Melinda's Review

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

This is one of my favorite series and my favorite couple. I was so excited to hear I was going to get more Fallon and Brody. Fallon never disappoints me and Brody well he is Brody. Oh and we also get a little more Tremaine in this little package of awesomeness. Really how can you go wrong?

Fallon with the help of Tremaine is dealing with a situation with the twins she is carrying and doesn’t want to worry Brody. Brody can since something is up with Fallon but doesn’t know what. All it takes is for these two to be able to put their fears aside and communicate with one another. Instead they keep problems to themselves and bring tension into their lives.

I loved the twist and turns, finding out more about the babies and learning more about Fallon’s past. I enjoyed seeing the friendship between Fallon and Tremaine. To see Fallon and Brody love for one another was amazing. I cannot wait for more of this series and to find out more about these twins.

about the authorBrandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories.
An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up.
Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects.

#WOTR – Release Blitz – Entangled Darkness by: Brandy L. Rivers

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ENTANGLED DARKNESS by Brandy L Rivers

Others of Edenton #8 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

– SYNOPSIS –

Even the best intentions can be entangled in darkness.

Tremaine is no stranger to tough decisions. One case took him so deep he nearly lost his way. Saving Liz gave him purpose, pulling him back into the light.

After tragedy, Tremaine helped Liz rebuild her life. Their pieces fell into place with Robert. The three of them have forged an unbreakable bond through heartbreak and reunion.

Robert’s new case threatens to drag Tremaine back to his darkest hours. Every revealed secret pulls them deeper, entwining the three further.

Together they’ll uncover plots set in motion long before Tremaine’s was assigned the case that nearly broke him. The truth will either bind or destroy them all.

– PURCHASE –

Googleplay – http://bit.ly/1YLCBzP

– OTHERS OF EDENTON SERIES – 

– New Beginnings, #0.5: http://amzn.to/19shmii

– In Too Deep, #1: http://amzn.to/1FsGP7j

– Shadows Fall, A Novellete #1.5: http://amzn.to/1Co7mn5

– Shadows of the Past, #2: http://amzn.to/1CmtcFV

– Fated Love, Novella #2.5: http://amzn.to/1EklEjA

– Falling Into Place, #3: http://amzn.to/1AwCzhw

– Breaking Free, #4: http://amzn.to/1MG5W6U

– Mending Scars, #5: http://amzn.to/1BwVB7T

– Labor of Love, #5.5: http://amzn.to/20JGCnu

– Light in Darkness, #6: http://amzn.to/1FonVdS

– Blissful Agony, #7: http://amzn.to/1P0Rjkp

– NEW RELEASE!! –

– Entangled Darkness, #8: http://amzn.to/1SWUk7w

AND NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER for .99¢ 

════ DEEP TROUBLE, Others of Edenton #9 ════

iBooks – COMING SOON

All Romance – http://bit.ly/211myz3

Smashwords – http://bit.ly/1XqgWfF

– ADD THE SERIES ON GOODREADS –

– OTHERS OF SEATTLE SERIES – 

#1 Nights Embrace – http://amzn.to/1QUBeMt

#2 Storm Mistress – http://amzn.to/1JoK9zB

#3 Accepting Fate – http://amzn.to/1QUBlrn

Novella – Red Queen – http://amzn.to/1JoKoup

#3.5 Seductive Solutions – http://amzn.to/1JoKvGp

#4 Changing Destiny – http://amzn.to/1JoKAtw

#5 Coming Together – http://amzn.to/1JoI86i

– Others of Edenton BOXSET #1

Includes: New Beginnings, In Too Deep, Shadows Fall, and Shadows of the Past: http://amzn.to/1MFma1L

– Others of Edenton BOXSET #2

Includes: Fate Love, Falling Into Place, Breaking Free, Mending Scars, and Labor of Love: http://amzn.to/1CX1Q7R

– ABOUT THE AUTHOR – 

Brandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories. An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up. Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects.

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