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#WOTR19 #NewRelease #RH #Trilogy #FinalBook – Reclaiming Kendall, White Trash Trilogy Book #3 by Brandy Slaven


Reclaiming Kendall (White Trash Trilogy, #3)


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

I fell in love with Mav, Teagan, Grant and Lucas thanks to my friend Mary introducing me to this hella good world.  Kendall is one tough chick who will NOT be what the expectation is for her….white trash continuing the cycle in the trailer park.  We have seen her fight and scratch her way out and when she meets the Quad it all falls in place for her.  Her men, now husbands, have done everything to ensure their love will endure.

We have seen the 5 grow from high school to college and now we see them all taking the final plunge into marriage.  We know the struggles will not be over so quickly given their unusual “family” dynamic BUT they wont give up any part of the group or sacrifice their love for Kendall.

When the story starts we see the marriage and honeymoon….damn the breakfast scene…holy hot shower after is allllll I gotta say!!!  WOWZER!!  Brandy I will never look at pancakes and maple syrup the same way and neither with the other guys!!!

From the honeymoon we see them living their lives.  We see the daily routines and trying to make time for everyone.  I loved how each couple got private time but they also remained grounded in their family time and dynamic.

We see Kendall begin to struggle with not being enough when things come into play plus we see the family taking on a parental roll that none of them understand more than Kendall.  This book gives us more insight to the new budding “family” plus we also see the changes each person is willing to make for the love of their “brother husbands” and new wife.

I seriously am so sad to see them go but loved the surprises we got at the end with some spin offs and novellas coming our way!!!  Whoop Whoop!!

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her creating worlds with her words, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at a state parks.

Find her online at
www.authorbrandyslaven.com

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Brandy Slaven

Brandy Slaven

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hiya, I’m Brandy Slaven. I live in Tennessee and am obsessively in love with RH, 80’s everything, zombies, and post apocalyptic anything.

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

I can write literally ANYWHERE. I even wrote once laid back in a dentist chair. No lie! I guess it really depends on the day. In an ideal situation, I’d love to be in a coffee shop/bookstore with a vanilla latte at hand.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

This is my first one. So far my favorite thing has been the awesome new people that I’ve met.

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

Hmmm, that’s a hard one because I have so many! Besides some of my favorite RH authors that I’ll be meeting soon, I guess I’d have to go with Sherrilyn Kenyon or Charlaine Harris. I seriously love their books!

What author would you love to write with?

Well, I’ve already got some upcoming co-authored projects. They are definitely going to be hard to beat.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I don’t know if I have a favorite per say. One of my favorites, I’d have to tell you a little back story. My very first book, Of Death And Darkness, started as project to help me during a time when I was struggling. I never expected to get it published. I just wrote because it was a serious stress reliever. It took me 5 long years to finish it. I only got serious within that last year because my dad passed away the year before. He was my biggest supporter and I always promised that I’d try to do something with it. When he passed, I made it a point to finish it not just for him but for me too. Then I found out about self publishing through Amazon. I was so nervous pushing that publish button, especially considering I knew NO ONE in the book world yet. When the reviews started coming in for it and I found out that people actually liked it…it’s an indescribable feeling. I know now that my writing sounds so much better, so they are being rewritten as we speak. But, just to know that there are people out there that loved it was enough to keep me writing past that point. I’ll always be grateful for the people who have been there since day one and the ones who have come along since.

What are your social links?

Web page – https://linktr.ee/cherrymetalchic

What are your buy links?

smarturl.it/OfDeathAndDarkness
smarturl.it/InDreamsOfDespair
smarturl.it/Reviving.Kendall
smarturl.it/RefusingKendall
smarturl.it/TheArbiter

or you can use https://linktr.ee/cherrymetalchic
It links to my website and buy links.

Twinsie Angie’s review of Reviving Kendall Here

 

#WOTR19 #NewRelease #Review #RH #MM #MMF #MFM- New Years Surprises by Brandy Slaven

New Year Surprises

If there’s one thing Imogene loves more than donuts it’s her two best friends. When a planned trip for the three of them goes awry, never in a million years did she think that it would end with her in the arms of five sexy strangers. Men who are more than willing to prove that she’s more than her own opinion of herself. A week alone in a remote cabin in the mountains puts more at risk than they all realize. Will they be able to keep their hands, and more importantly, hearts to themselves? Especially as the New Year brings them a surprise none of them are expecting.

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

“WHAT did you say!!!???  Heck Yes!!!” when Brandy asked if I wanted to read this was my reply!!!  I mean RH was awesome but then she threw in some MMF, MM and MFM…..This was like a dream read for any woman!!

Imma is a girl going through some serious stuff.  She needs her friends, but they seem to have forgotten the whole “Girl Code” and for different reasons they cancel on a girl trip which is totally not cool.  Anyway, Imma packs up and heads to the mountains hoping it will recharge her broken soul to find out it has been double rented…rented to her and her friends AND to 5 hotties who are giving her the hungry eye once overs ALL THE TIME!

Imma and the guys (Evan, Ollie, Wes, Thatcher and Murphy) convince Imma to just hang with them for the time.  Well friends that is when everything gets interesting.  Let’s just say Imma has some bed hopping fun and a LOT of sex happens between her and the mens!!  *wink wink*  I won’t ruin it because holy hot tamale do I need to go to church and confess the lust in my heart with reading this book……but yeah its good reading!!

The end of the story we have some conflict and Imma needs to be reminded of who she belongs with and how families care for each other.  If you love Brandy like I do, then this novella will be a great little ditty to tide you over until her next book hits our ereaders.

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

 

#WOTR19 #FavoriteBooks #RH #Contemporary #Witches #Dark #MMA #Mythology #Wolves #Shifters #Paranormal #MC- Twinsie Angie’s top 5….top 6 books from July to December 2018

You can see my picks for #WOTR18 #UGLYCRY #DARKROMANCE #EROTICA #PARANORMAL #NA #INSTALOVE  if you want to see my top 5 from January to June 2018 click HERE

Where do I even begin?? The last 6 months my reading has been all over the place from erotica to dark romance to RH to Contemporary Romance to mythology. I had such a hard time picking my top 5…er scratch that top 6!  My Blog My Rules!!

Out of my 5 books ALL of them are books you can find at my author event called Writers on the River. It is in Peoria, IL on July 20.

**Quick event plug**

VIP, Early Access, General Admission and After Party tickets are still available for at  HERE

Ok here are my top 5…errrr….6 …….In NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!!

The Ties That Bind by Mary Martel

The Ties That Bind by Mary Martel

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The Ties That Bind is book 4 in the Ariel Kimber Series.
Ariel Kimber isn’t like most seventeen year old girls. She’s different because she’s a witch with magic and it’s rare for females to hold magic anymore. She’s settling into her new place amongst her coven of guys while she’s settling into her new home at the same time.
The Council’s appearance into their lives has put everyone on edge. With good reason. Ariel is forced to meet with one of them on a regular basis so that they can learn from each other. Really, though, they just want to get to the bottom of where Ariel came from and she is more than happy to comply with them.
Because there is one thing she wants more than anything else in the world, and that’s to find the man who has been searching for her for years. Her biological father.
And Ariel is willing to go through any and every thing to find him.

This is the fourth book in a slow burn Reverse Harem Series

My Review –

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

Man, this book…in a word….INTENSE!! There is a lot that goes on this this book plus a hella-lotta of set up for the next few books. You better buckle in friends because shit is about to get crazy!!

Before I begin, I gotta say I LOVED seeing Ariel spend time with Dash *Blushing* I dunno what it is about him but he is just *Sigh* so sweet. I also loved Ariel starting to date the other guys she hasn’t bonded with. We see the bonds she has with Her Salt & Pepper Twins, Uncle Panty Thief, Tyson, and even Dash but Her date with Damien…seriously put him on my radar!!! Then her time with Julian even if it was brief…..Yeah I loved it!!

You guys so much happens in this book…like for real…so much. Rain makes an appearance and I am still not sure if he is the wonderful Father Ariel is hoping for OR a Sociopath…like I am on the fence and you will be too when you read this book. We see more of the Council, Chucky and even *GASP* Annabelle appears in this book. *Grumbles under my breath about that skank*.

But the biggest reveal comes when we find out about Ariel and her Biological Witch Family….WHOOOOOOO that is some heavy stuff!!! But I think learning more and more about the Council gives me the chills because Ariel is gonna have some serious problems if they find out her true nature as are her seven coven boyfriends!

I cannot wait for more because this series is getting just so much better and more complex with each story!!

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Tray , Hells Harlem #2 by JM Walker

Tray by J.M. Walker

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Despair. Hunger. Pain. Need.
It started the moment she bumped into me.
Ecstasy. Danger. Seduction. Terror.
She was off-limits, but it didn’t stop me from wanting her.
My life was empty. My thoughts were dark. My heart was stone.
Feeling unwanted for most of my life, I didn’t know where I belonged or what my purpose was. He was all I had until she came along and brought out emotions I never knew were possible. She was innocent. Pure. Untouched. She was the daughter of a rival club member, but that didn’t stop us. It only heightened the desire, the passion we felt. We were happy…until someone she trusted made a move that no one saw coming…

My Review

I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Holy hells bells friends. Strap in for a bumpy, sex filled ride with our favorite Mistress of Teasing!!
Tray…man I loved him in Greyson’s book. I so wanted to know more about this fun guy. I was a bit shocked at all that he was hiding from us seeing how fun and light he was with Eve. He has major layers people. He is dealing with his guilt over treating his best friend so badly and hoping to salvage their friendship when he meets Zillah. He is stunned stupid at her beauty and her sassy mouth!!
Zillah has lead a bit of a sheltered life. Her dad is a bad ass MC President who will not let any man look at his daughter as anything other than HIS LITTLE GIRL!! She is naïve to the way of the club and to the way of seasoned men but when she sees Tray, she is hooked. She needs to see where this connection will go.
The two have an insta-love-ish story but it’s also built on mutual respect and their love of horror movies! Tray hides a little bit about himself because he wants to make sure someone loves him for him and not the bad ass biker everyone thinks he is. Along the way we find out someone is stalking the couple and it makes them both a bit on edge because who would be following them.
When Zillah gets a call and the Hell’s Harlem get some news all the shit erupts in an epic battle of good guys vs bad guys!! The why for the stalking is crazy and what happens later is even crazier!! Dude but Zillah is one bad ass chick. I have a total girl crush on her and you will see why when you read it!
JM got a few emails from me yelling at her because she made me cry A LOT in those parts of the book…good tears, happy ears and of course, sad tears!! The epilogue and bonus epilogue ….have tissues because damn it they killed me.
I am so happy with Tray’s story but my heart aches for Catch…it just aches…..but who is this River kid and when do we get to read about his!!???

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Reviving Kendall by Brandy Slaven

Reviving Kendall by Brandy Slaven

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“I’m not so sure that I’m strong enough to take yet another blow to the heart.”

Growing up, I’ve always lived on the wrong side of the tracks. I’m used to the stares, name calling, and disrespect. A tragic accident that leaves me short three of the only people I’ve ever loved, has me devastated enough to try to end my own life. Just when I think there’s no hope, I find a reason to live again, or four of them as a matter of fact. Lucas, Maverick, Teagan, and Goose. But what happens when those bonds are tested? I’m not so sure that I’m strong enough to take yet another blow to the heart. My name is Kendall Davis and what if my story doesn’t have a happy ending?

*This is the first book in a Contemporary Reverse Harem Trilogy.

My Review

I received this book from a friend.

SHUT UP!! #WhyChoose is why I LOVE RH!!! My friend Mary was all “DUDE you need these books in your life” and then she gifted them to me. HOLY HELLS BELLS!!! I sat and read 50% before I knew it. Kendall is so awesome and feisty and yet so broken and damaged. The guys IE Mav, Teagan, Goose/Grant and Lucas made my heart just beat so fast and so hard for each of them. Each guy is so different but such a needed part to make Kendall whole again.

Kendall is the only girl who has the strength and NERVE to take on these 4 different guys. “The Quad”, as she calls them, are sweet and hard headed but so in love with our girl. They are so confused and yet they can’t wait to try and make her theirs separately and as a group.
Kendall has had so much hardship losing her parents, her nana, her dying grandpa and her VanPelt brothers AKA her boyfriends. She is just living and dealing with a jealous rival named Derrick. Kendall has no idea why he hates her yet he won’t leave her alone.

The Quad comes to her restaurant and she is none to pleased at their come on so gives them the business!! She may live in a trailer park and everyone might THINK she is less than, but she lives by a certain code of honor.

As the story unfolds, we see the guys showing up and helping her out but individually stealing kisses and moments. When a fun trip to the mountains turns sour, Kendall turns her back and runs. When her crappy life gets eve worse, she is shut off to the world until her guys come back and refuse to leave her.

When the 5 decide to give things a try, we can see the stress of the unknown disappear. When the decide to openly claim each other as THEIRS, we can see the group becoming closer and tighter. I can’t wait to read the net book and have it downloaded to start right away!!!

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Secrets by Aleatha Romig

Secrets by Aleatha Romig

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The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity is coming back at you with an all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

I’m Sterling Sparrow. You’ve no doubt heard my name or read it on the top of tall buildings. There’s more to my business—my realm—than what is seen aboveground.

Within the underbelly of one of America’s largest cities lives a world where a man’s word is either his most valuable tool or his most respected weapon. When my father ruled that world and that city, he promised me someone who would one day make my reign complete.

Since that day, long ago, Araneae McCrie has been mine.

She just didn’t know.

My father is now gone.

The city and the underbelly are now mine.

The time has come for me to collect who was promised to me, to shred her life of secrets and make her who she’s always been—mine.

Have you been Aleatha’d?

*Secrets is book one of the Web of Sin trilogy.

My Review – 

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

Holy crap on a cracker!!! Gah!! This book!!!! #Anxiety #NeedADrink #GodIsHeSexy

Sterling is so alpha, so domineering and so yummy yet I know he is going to break my heart at some point in this series!! I can already feel it. There are so many secrets and things he isn’t telling Kennedy/Araneae my anxiety is through the roof!!! But can we talk about how much of an ass he is and yet he only followed her instruction…Snicker……the airplane scene is the BEST!!!!

Kennedy was thrown a huge curve ball in the beginning of the story and we know once the Sparrow family finds her things will go dark and bad. Ugh but why does bad have to come in such a yummy package!!! I feel for her because she is a caring person and it seems caring for others is the weakness that will get her killed. I only hope she can finally listen to Sterling and realize he is the one trying to protect her from others who want to harm her….or is he?????????

This story is an amazing set up for what is surely to come. The final scene has me going “Oh snap!!” I mean gahhhh!!!! I am dying to know what exactly will happen because it seems Sterling didn’t tell our girl the whole story about what is going on and what is happening.

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See Me by M. Jayne

See Me by M. Jayne

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Throughout history, The Lady, Goddess of the Lycan world, has gifted werewolf packs with humans who carry her mark. Theodora Morrissey’s plans to return to college for her graduate degree are ended when she is awakened by an otherworldly voice on a rarely used airstrip in Nebraska. Injured and disoriented, she has no idea the discoloration on her back has marked her as a Seer, and that she is now a possession—and the prisoner—of the Novus Pack of Lycans.

To the Novus pack, the word of their leader, their Laird, is the law. With compelling gray eyes and long dark hair, Raider Black rules his pack with intelligence and ruthlessness. To cement the security of his pack, Black has committed to mate another Packleader’s daughter. But he’s finding it impossible to fight his attraction to the pack’s alluring new Seer, claiming her as his own.

Sweet, fearless, and unintentionally funny, Theo upends Black’s world and pushes the boundaries of his rules. How far is Black willing to go, and what will he sacrifice, to save both his pack and the human Seer who’s found a way not only into his bed, but his heart?

My Review

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

Before I start this review, I am going to let you in on a little secret. I am a paranormal whore. I love love love paranormal AND shifters are like the icing on the cake for me. So, if you write a paranormal and I read it, I will judge/rate harshly. Its my favorite genre and its my go to read when I want something to read. With all that stated up front, you gotta know what I am about to say is deep and true to my soul……I. Loved. This. Book!! Like WTF!! It blew me outta the damn water. I will admit I was a bit skeptical about the whole Lady Goddess stuff at the beginning. I wondered if I would dig it or if it would be something I found to be an OK read. FRIENDS, this book rocked my world!! Like legit, ROCKED ME HARD!!!!

I absolutely loved the world M. Jayne (Melanie) created. I loved her mythology. I loved her side characters and seriously I am hard crushing over Lore BUT I am also scared outta my mind at him. Raider Black is our main character and he is so tough and bad ass but so tender when he wants to be but also please remember he is uber bad ass!!! Theo is thrust into this NEW world. She stumbles but runs into it with eyes wide open. When she is given her new title in the Pack, she tried to be 100% the best she can be. Her friends Solle and Conal are the best companions for her. They are loyal to Black but guide her and help her understand the human world is not at all like the Pack’s world.’

The story was so wonderfully written. I seriously kept saying “one more chapter before bed” and then the next thing I knew it was 11PM and I and 10% of the book left!! Might as well just read it and appreciate the reason for being grumpy the next day was because of the wonderful story telling. I thought the flow of the story was amazing. You were always wondering what would happen next. I know the angst of the two main characters fighting their pull and draw to one another was amazing. When they finally give in to one another it only made their bond THAT much stronger. The character banter was hilarious, but the emotional draw of the characters made me so excited for this new series!

I am so excited for the next book and wonder where the story will take us because I am totally hooked on the Novus Pack!! #TeamNovus #TeamLore #TeamSweetBabyJesusThoseWereHotScenes

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Blood Lust by Tricia Andersen

Blood Lust by Tricia Andersen

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She doesn’t believe she has a soul.
She believes it was stolen from her when that bastard turned her into the creature she is now.
But little does she know, she does. What is there isn’t dark and twisted, defiled by the lust for blood. She is pure and loving, with a body and attitude that arouses me every moment of the day. And I will move universes and defy my father and mother to make her into something I’m worthy of loving, someone that will stay by my side through eternity.
I will fight the forces of the gods to make her mine. I won’t stop until she belongs to me forever. And how am I, just a mere fighter, going to do that?
Because, baby, I’m a god.

My Review –

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

HOLY MOLY this book knocked my socks off!!! Paranormal meets the Greek Gods?? Uhm YES PLEASE!!! When Tricia told me about this book, I was super excited. When I finally got the book, I was ecstatic. I can’t say enough how much I loved reading this book. But remembering all the Gods from college, I was like “OMG Yes I remember them.”

Juliet is a typical vampire looking to score some blood. Well our little vampire is a little more than usual because she actually cares about who she drains dry. She strolls into the underground MMA fight looking for meal, when she sees the most beautiful and sexy man EVAH!! She is all “Game on” with this one. She knows he might be a bit more of a challenge, but she is ready for it. She is stunned when all of a sudden, the man of hour is right there at the bar hitting on her …along with others things he does with her at the bar *snickers*

Ares, the God of War, is mesmerized by the vampire at the club. He knows she will be able to “handle his appetites” so he dives into a night of fun with the little minx. He is loving spending time with her because she challenges him at every turn and he loves it. He can’t get enough of her telling HIM, the God of War, No!! I love the banter the two have because they cracked me up a lot.
When Ares and Juliet discover there are serious emotions at play, they both freak. The last person Ares loves was Aphrodite and we all know how wonderful their relationship turned out….not good if you weren’t aware. The last person who Juliet loved broke her heart and turned her into the creature she is now. Love and Trust is not something these two people can willingly accept from others.

His family hates her and wants her dead. His ex has become a bit too clingy and needy…ya know I don’t want you but I don’t want anyone else to have you type of chick *eye roll*….her maker is all about claiming what is his again after hundreds of years, PLUS the vampire hunter is closing in on Juliet. There is so much action and so many plot twists you never see what will happen next!! I seriously hope we get another book really soon and I am BEGGING for it to be Aletha because I just loved her so hard but Pan would be pretty funny to see which nymph captures his heart.

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Buy Links

The Ties That Bind by Mary Martel

Tray , Hells Harlem #2 by JM Walker

Reviving Kendall by Brandy Slaven

Secrets by Aleatha Romig

See Me by M. Jayne

Blood Lust by Tricia Andersen

#WOTR19 #RH #Review #Paranormal #Excerpt – Of Death And Darkness (Lady of Darkness #1) by Brandy Slaven

Of Death And Darkness (Lady of Darkness, #1)

Mel spends the first twenty-four years of her life as a friendless loner with no family. All she is trying to do is find her place to exist. What she is expecting is definitely not what she gets. Will she be able to handle the destiny that the fates have chosen for her?

“It’s so peaceful here at the ocean. You have the constant drowning of the waves crashing against each other and on the shore. The wind is never still. Always a nervous bee in your ear. If I’ve ever thought of any place as home, this would be it. Finding myself lost in my thoughts again, I take a seat in the sand and stare blankly out into nothing.

The silence is the first thing that I notice. The static behind my ears has been my companion for well over two years. So of course, I should notice when it decides to go on vacation. I’m automatically on alert. I don’t stand or make any sudden moves, because I don’t know where the precognition of danger is coming from.

If I hadn’t been searching, I probably never would have seen them.”

*17+ Due to mature subjects/situations and language.

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Holy Hells Bells.  Paranormal is my go-to genre.  I am a huge fan of Brandy’s contemporary so when I saw she has a paranormal, I was stoked!! Then to find out it’s a REVERSE HAREM…shut the front door.  But then to see she has a fresh spin on covens, mates and harems…..holy multi-level happiness points for me.

Mel is just existing in life.  She works at a bar with Theo and just gets up, works and goes to bed.  No real excitement other then her cat.  When she meets a few amazingly hot guys and they also think she is pretty great she is so happy to finally FEEL like a member of something….I mean the fangs have got to be the drugs talking right????

When Mel invites Liam to “stay the night” everything changes in her life.  She finds out that Vampires are real and she is the magic glue, so to speak, this coven has been looking for.  She is their “lady”.  She is the life essence for them and they for her.  What I loved is that even though this is a harem she is not mated to every guy.  Does she love them? Yes! Does she want to protect them? Yes, but she only has a true mating with some of the vampires through the story.

Mel and her coven are watching the news when they see some other covens are being slaughtered by some bad, humans.  The story then begins to turn and we see the weak human Mel become the strong protector and vampire leader for her coven.

There are a lot of twists and turns plus some sexy times between Mel and her Mates but the I loved the new and fresh take on the vampire/RH/Coven storyline.  Vampires are hard to find a new fresh take on and I think this was done fabulously!!!

I am seriously bummed I can’t sit and read book 2 all day tomorrow because the book ends with Mel and her guys going to help someone else

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

 

 

#WOTR19 #ReleaseDay #Poems #ShortStories #Review – Scream: A Collection Of Fears Anthology (Twisted Anthologies Book 1)

Brandy Slaven is our attending author.
Scream: A Collection Of Fears Anthology (Twisted Anthologies Book 1)

What fear steals your breath and leaves your bones shaking?

Is it the monster under your bed? The old attic in your grandparent’s house? Tight, closed spaces or creepy crawlies? Maybe even the deep, dark oblivion of the open water?

Grab a flashlight, close your closet door, and crawl under the covers with this chilling anthology filled with short stories and poems by some of your favorite WhyChoose authors, writing in a way you’ve never seen before.

Want to know the most chilling part?

These are the fears of the authors themselves and set into the hands of each other…



**Trigger warning: This anthology contains dark material that delves into fears. It may be sensitive to some. Enter if you dare.**

K.B. Everly
Stacy Jones
Nichole Riley
CB Morrigan
Cece Rose
Brandy Slaven
Nova Blake
LA Kirk
Joely Sue Burkhart
Jenèe Robinson
Erica Andrews
Dana Lyons
K.B. Wheelock
Tabitha Barret
Ellabee Andrews
N.K. Stackhouse
Caia Daniels
Kristen Aitken
Angelique Armae – National Bestselling Author
Carrie Whitethorne – USA Today Bestselling Author
E.M. Moore – USA Today Bestselling Author
Helen Scott – USA Today Bestselling Author

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

This book is hella creepy. The short stories gave me some wigged out feelings and the poems made me stop to look around. The authors got what they were going for.

I admit when I got this anthology I was kinda like EH about reading it and then I started. Each story or poem makes you stop and think about how you handle the ”monsters in the bed” and other creepy imaging we have about fears we live with.

If you aren’t a horror fan like me, you still can appreciate the ability the authors have in giving you the creeps in just a few lines or pages!!

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

 

#WOTR19 – #Review – The Arbiter (Divinely Damned #1) by K.B. Everly and Brandy Slaven

#WOTR19 attending author BRANDY SLAVEN

 

The Arbiter (Divinely Damned, #1)

 

“She is too sinful to be Divine
and too righteous to be Damned.”
 

Nocturna; a hybrid, an all around smart ass, and the owner of The Apothecary, a night club for all the denizens that walk the earth to play amongst humans, is about to have her life altered by the Creator of all.

The last Arbiter has fallen and a new one must be chosen, one of both Divine and Damned blood. She will be both judge and executioner for the supernatural races, choosing how to punish or bless the souls brought before her.

Within her first week with her new status, Damned from all over are disappearing and disturbing videos of Damned being tortured and killed are surfacing. When Lord Monroe, one of The Infernal leaders of the Damned, becomes one of those who are missing, the Damned begin to point their fingers at The Rites; the Divine soldiers who are part of The Order of Abel. The clock is ticking, and it is her responsibility to find who is responsible and pass judgement. With the help of Enoch, an Infernal of the Damned, and Larkan, a Rite of the Order, Nocturna travels to Lord Monroe’s estate, hoping to find clues as to what happened to him and all the others.

Her integrity and her heart will be pushed and pulled in all directions as she faces the biggest dilemma of her existence; can she make the decision that is right for the lives of all, not the decision that is easiest for her. Will she stay true and lead the world into peace? Or will she choose sides like all the Arbiters before her and lead them all to destruction?

**This is a Reverse Harem Dark Romance that is recommended for ages 18+. There are elements of violence, such as torture and a body count, and steamy scenes that are sure to light you on fire. If you’re into that sort of thing, then boy do we have the book for you!

 

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First, the cover of this book is amazing! Second, the premise of the story is incredible! Third, I can’t wait for the sequel!

 

“There’s always a fine line between everything. Love and hate. Cruelty and compassion. Pure and tainted. Light and dark. Most fail on either side of the spectrum within black or white, but none fall on that line that flows through the grey areas. No one is a perfect balance of all those things.”

 

This is what the Arbiter is supposed to be. Nocturna is a half breed. Half Divine and half Damned. There are very few halfies in the world and the Creator chooses one to be the Arbiter. The Arbiter is judge and jury over the Damned and Divine. Nocturna believes in a place that both beings can be themselves as long as nobody breaks the rules. She has created a sort of sanctuary for both within her club, The Apothecary. One eventful night and her world is rocked when she becomes the Arbiter. She finds that a past love and heartbreak, Enoch, is part of the Infernal who are the leaders of the Damned. She falls for Monroe, another leader of the Infernal. And has an incredible bond with Larkan, a Rite with the Divine. As they find out that Damned have been abducted and tortured they all find that they are part of the bigger picture and need to save these souls and stop the torturing. At the same time we are finding that not everyone on their team are loyal and their are traitors in the midst. Monroe ends up being captured, one of her dearest friends are abducted and her friend’s husband has been killed. Nocturna has to turn herself over to the bad guys in order to try and save the ones she love. And all the men in her life are going to be needed to keep her balanced between the Divine and the Damned.

 

This is a dark paranormal reverse harem story that is very intriguing. There is a lot going on within the big picture. It is dark and mysterious and is intense on the emotions evoked. It seemed to me like there was a lot of world building going on but some things were missed or rushed. Some of the characters were a little underdeveloped in my opinion. There was always just something out of reach. Overall though, I really enjoyed the story. There is a cliffhanger and I am anxiously awaiting the sequel to see how the story develops. It’s a wicked start to what I am sure will be an intense series!

 

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Brandy Slaven

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

 

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#WOTR19 #RH #Contemporary #WhyChoose #Review – Refusing Kendall (White Trash Trilogy #2) by Brandy Slaven

Refusing Kendall (White Trash Trilogy, #2)

Kendall and her quad are moving on to the next chapter of their life. They now face the demanding schedules of going to seperate colleges and the boys’ new football stardom.
When circumstances and doubt threaten the relationship the five of them have built, it will become Kendall’s responsiblility to hold them together. But what happens when her past comes back to haunt her? Rejoin Kendall’s world in this next installment of the White Trash Trilogy.

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I received this book from a friend.

WHAT!!  This book has so much going on with so many twists and turns. #Anxiety #Stress #MakeUpSex

So our girl, Kendall has gone off to college with her Quad of boys, Mav, T, Goose and Lucas.  They all rent a house but due to football, they must live in the dorms.  Kendall is surviving in a haunted house all by herself. She is so funny with talking to a perceived ghost in her house but it seems maybe a ghost it isn’t buutttt something much worse………….*Que ominous music*

The Quad and Kendall seem to be in a good place until someone starts to stalk our girl and her Quad.  We start to have a little bit of anxiety for our new family.  We see them connecting but we also start to see some stress in the family bond.  One of the guys gets hurt in a game and his past comes to haunt him plus one of the guys maybe, possibly strays from Kendall *Gasp* Say it isn’t so….we start to see doubt and hurt creeping into our hearts.  Dude I was just as sad as Kendall!!    But God love her for never giving up on her guys or their family.

The twists and turns are SPECTACULAR I this book.  I would also like to add that the “Loving” scenes are also SPECTACULAR in this book *wink wink* but the end of the story when some bad things happen to our girl…….my heart was on the floor.  The guys really rally to help her and fix this family and holy shit do they ever find the perfect way to fix everything!!!

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

 

#WOTR19 #RH #review #Contemporary – Reviving Kendall (White Trash Trilogy #1) by Brandy Slaven


Reviving Kendall (White Trash Trilogy, #1)

“I’m not so sure that I’m strong enough to take yet another blow to the heart.”

Growing up, I’ve always lived on the wrong side of the tracks. I’m used to the stares, name calling, and disrespect. A tragic accident that leaves me short three of the only people I’ve ever loved, has me devastated enough to try to end my own life. Just when I think there’s no hope, I find a reason to live again, or four of them as a matter of fact. Lucas, Maverick, Teagan, and Goose. But what happens when those bonds are tested? I’m not so sure that I’m strong enough to take yet another blow to the heart. My name is Kendall Davis and what if my story doesn’t have a happy ending?

*This is the first book in a Contemporary Reverse Harem Trilogy.

*Recommended 17+ due to mature language and situations.

The rain steadily falls around us as we stand under the little canopy area. His hand is still at my elbow and I want nothing more than to lean into him. My eyes fall to my bus as it pulls away from the curb. Tears pool in my eyes and streak down my face at the thought of my now miserable walk home.

Lucas uses his other hand to pull my chin up to face him. His eyes roam over my face like he’s trying to figure out how to fix the white trash ruin that I am, but he has no idea just how impossible that would be. People are staring, and I couldn’t give two shits as Lucas locks eyes with me. His flicks down to my lips and back up again.

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I received this book from a friend.

SHUT UP!!  #WhyChoose is why I LOVE RH!!!  My friend Mary was all “DUDE you need these books in your life” and then she gifted them to me.  HOLY HELLS BELLS!!!  I sat and read 50% before I knew it. Kendall is so awesome and feisty and yet so broken and damaged.  The guys IE Mav, Teagan, Goose/Grant and Lucas made my heart just beat so fast and so hard for each of them.  Each guy is so different but such a needed part to make Kendall whole again.

Kendall is the only girl who has the strength and NERVE to take on these 4 different guys.  “The Quad”, as she calls them, are sweet and hard headed but so in love with our girl.  They are so confused and yet they can’t wait to try and make her theirs separately and as a group.

Kendall has had so much hardship losing her parents, her nana, her dying grandpa and her VanPelt brothers AKA her boyfriends.  She is just living and dealing with a jealous rival named Derrick.  Kendall has no idea why he hates her yet he won’t leave her alone.

The Quad comes to her restaurant and she is none to pleased at their come on so gives them the business!!  She may live in a trailer park and everyone might THINK she is less than, but she lives by a certain code of honor.

As the story unfolds, we see the guys showing up and helping her out but individually stealing kisses and moments.  When a fun trip to the mountains turns sour, Kendall turns her back and runs.  When her crappy life gets eve worse, she is shut off to the world until her guys come back and refuse to leave her.

When the 5 decide to give things a try, we can see the stress of the unknown disappear.  When the decide to openly claim each other as THEIRS, we can see the group becoming closer and tighter.  I can’t wait to read the net book and have it downloaded to start right away!!!

Brandy Slaven

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

 

#NewRelease #RH #Paranormal – The Arbiter: Divinely Damned Book One by KB Ladnier and Brandy Slaven

The Arbiter (Divinely Damned #1)

“She is too sinful to be Divine
and too righteous to be Damned.”
 

Nocturna; a hybrid, an all around smart ass, and the owner of The Apothecary, a night club for all the denizens that walk the earth to play amongst humans, is about to have her life altered by the Creator of all.

The last Arbiter has fallen and a new one must be chosen, one of both Divine and Damned blood. She will be both judge and executioner for the supernatural races, choosing how to punish or bless the souls brought before her.

Within her first week with her new status, Damned from all over are disappearing and disturbing videos of Damned being tortured and killed are surfacing. When Lord Monroe, one of The Infernal leaders of the Damned, becomes one of those who are missing, the Damned begin to point their fingers at The Rites; the Divine soldiers who are part of The Order of Abel. The clock is ticking, and it is her responsibility to find who is responsible and pass judgement. With the help of Enoch, an Infernal of the Damned, and Larkan, a Rite of the Order, Nocturna travels to Lord Monroe’s estate, hoping to find clues as to what happened to him and all the others.

Her integrity and her heart will be pushed and pulled in all directions as she faces the biggest dilemma of her existence; can she make the decision that is right for the lives of all, not the decision that is easiest for her. Will she stay true and lead the world into peace? Or will she choose sides like all the Arbiters before her and lead them all to destruction?

**This is a Reverse Harem Dark Romance that is recommended for ages 18+. There are elements of violence, such as torture and a body count, and steamy scenes that are sure to light you on fire. If you’re into that sort of thing, then boy do we have the book for you!

Goodreads

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

K.B. Ladnier is from a small city in Southern Mississippi. She has one daughter and three cats who she claims are stealing her soul in only tiny doses so she won’t notice. She is a cyborg and spends most of her time hiding from her tiny human so she doesn’t have to share her snacks as she reads her favorite books. She hates the beach yet lives only ten minutes away from it and daydreams of mountains and snow. She is married to a hot nerd and loves him dearly even though he hordes cookies and occasionally hides her prosthetic leg from her when she’s mad, so he can get a quick escape. She plans to write as long as people continue loving what she does, otherwise she’s going to say screw it and do her second dream of owning a coffee shop. Though, she may still do both.