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#ReleaseDay #NewRelease #Review #AntiHero – Power Player, Power Chain Series Book#2 by Chelsea Camaron and Ryan Michele

Power Player: Anti-Hero Game: Power Chain Book Two

Rules will not be broken.

Especially by her.
She was a strong woman.
It turned me on.
She became my personal challenge. It made me hard.
The more she hated me, the more I relished it.
I’m determined to break her down.
I am Paxton Williams. I’m a power player in an underworld game only few people know exist.
She knew the rules.
She knew the consequences.
She should know I’m not the man to let anyone get away…Including her.

Authors Chelsea Camaron and Ryan Michele team up to push beyond the boundaries, crossing a line into a deep, dangerous, and forbidden world. One where no one escapes, even if they beg to.

This is the Power Chain Series – a four book series of interconnected stand-alone romances.
Series reading order:
Power Chain
PowerHouse
Power Player
PowerLess
OverPowered

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Power Play by Chelsea Camaron and Ryan Michele

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

When the last book ended we see the beginning of Pax and Laurel.  Just that final scene alone tells us their relationship will be volatile in the best of ways!!  I mean to show up waving a gun at the man you love…that shows passion, right????

Pax has loved Laurel as long as he can remember.  She never looks down on him for being an orphan and has always been the light to his dark world. When his underworld dealings come crashing into her life, he does all he can to protect and FINALLY Claim what is his….HER!

Laurel has loved Pax as long as she can remember but his hot and cold plus the shredding her young heart has always made her heart guarded when he is near.  When Pax takes all of her money and kidnaps her, she is none to thrilled even IF she is 110% in love with him.

The dynamic of the two is awesome to read.  They both keep each other totally honest and open even when they don’t want to admit what they are feeling.   When Laurel learns of the danger she is in, she trusts Pax to keep her safe and even opens to heart to all the love she has for him.

Pax finally gets the girl of his dreams to FREAK OUT but gotta love Laurel for not letting him back to quickly.  She is going to make sure he knows she is in control even after everything he did to her and for her.

The build up for Dane’s books had me very interested in seeing what our favorite assassin has going on to make his cool demeanor all stressed out.

USA Today Bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.

Find more information here: www.authorchelseacamaron.com

Ryan Michele found her passion in bringing fictional characters to life. She loves being in an imaginative world where anything is possible, and she has a knack for special twists readers don’t see coming.

She writes MC, Contemporary, Erotic, Paranormal, New Adult, Inspirational, and other romance-based genres. Whether it’s bikers, wolf-shifters, mafia, etc., Ryan spends her time making sure her heroes are strong and her heroines match them at every turn.

When she isn’t writing, Ryan is a mom and wife living in rural Illinois and reading by her pond in the warm sun.

 

 

#Review Cartel Queen (Almanza Crime Family Duet #2) by Chelsea Camaron

Title: Cartel Queen
Series: Almanza Duet #2
Author: Chelsea Camaron
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: April 19, 2018

 

Hardened.
Persistent.
I refuse to break at the hands of a man.
I am Mari Belle Dominguez.
Strong woman.
My situation made me his.
He’ll never really have me.
I’ll never let him hurt me again.
That is … until he claims more than my house, my body, and my life.
When Javier Almanza claims my heart, I’m no longer his cartel bitch.
No, I am the queen.
I thought she wasn’t ready for my world. I thought she needed my protection. I am Javier Almanza, kingpin with a woman who didn’t need a single thing from me, but my love.
The hardest fought wars are the biggest lessons learned. She was my lesson in forgiveness.
*You must read Cartel Bitch before Cartel Queen in order for this book to make sense. Thank you and happy reading. This is book two in the Almanza Crime Family Duet and a full-length romance. This is a dark, edge of your seat romantic suspense featuring an antihero so there is a level of violence inside that may not be suitable for some readers. This is not meant to be an actual depiction of life inside a Cartel but rather a work of fiction meant to entertain.

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

Holy Crap on a Cracker!!  This book!!  Mari is some kinda FIERCE woman!!  Javi is not supposed to be the man you love and yet….I. LOVED. HIM!!  #AntiHeroLover

When book 1 of this duet ended, I was devastated much like Mari was.  Her entire reason for being was dead by her horrible brother’s hand no less.

Seeing the fire and passion burning in her eyes and also in Javi’s, I knew this was going to be amazing!!!  Granted they need to clear the air on what happened in the past.  Javi is so lost as to WHY she left, and Mari Belle is so conflicted as to WHY she believed Javi really cared for her when she was “just a Cartel order”.

These two have traveled some roads to finally be together.  Their passion is only fueled by the hatred for Mari’s brother.  Dude has no clue what he has unleashed in his sister, but she is not going to be the passive Mari of the past…helllllla no.  She is going to rise and be a new and improved Mari.

Javi is so possessed by his love for this woman yet so destroyed by her.  The chemistry of their first kiss after all the years apart….HOLY HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Don’t get me started on their fist of their things after being part *Wink*

I loved seeing the conflict they both feel over loving the other when so much has happened and so many lies have ruined what could have been.  But man, both characters stand out for so many reasons.  Mari is just FIERCE.  I mean you just don’t mess with a momma bear or her cubs…you just don’t if you want to live.  Javi is so hard but gets so squishy for the woman who has owned his heart since he was a teen.

Such an amazing duet and the cross overs by the Hellions and Devil’s Due was perfect for any fan of Chelsea’s books.

I received a copy of this for an honest review.

This is the conclusion of Cartel Bitch where we pick up right were we ended. Holly crap I am in tears and just as lost as Mari is. Vengeance is strong in this book let’s just say never ever cross a mother or there will be hell to pay no matter if you are blood or not.

I loved Mari every time she was knocked down she gets back up stronger than she was before. Javi and Mari have a love hate relationship. Which will prevail the love or the hate?

This was a short one but so intense and pack full. My emotions were all over. The story line was good and the plot twist was amazing.

Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.



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#DoubleReview #NewRelease #AntiHero #SeondChance #Suspense- Cartel Bitch by Chelsea Caramon

Titles: Cartel Bitch
Duet Title: Almanza Duet
Author: Chelsea Camaron

Release Date: March 15, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Model: Mike LaCombe
Cover Photographer: Golden Czermak/Furious Fotog
Cover Designer: Cassy Roop of Pink Ink Designs
Unforgiving.

Relentless.

I’m to be feared.

When your family is as much a friend as an enemy, there is no one to trust.

I am Javier Almanza.

Cartel kingpin.

No one can touch me.

No one can hurt me.

Except her.

Mari Belle Dominguez.

 

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

Sweet Baby Jesus!!  Javi, is so bad but also so good.  He lives by a moral code or compass in this evil world which is his downfall or is it?

Mari has been tricked by her family and is broken but her love of her enemy is over powering through all the years of the book.

This couple….the book…..this story line.  Oh man I seriously don’t know where in the heck to start.  I mean the young, sweet, innocent love that Mari and Javi have is soooo pure in an evil world.  When he is forced to marry her, will wont disrespect her that way.  He wants her to freely choose him like he as done with her in his heart all those years ago.  What kinda bad guy does that??  Bad guys take what they want much like her brother and Paco, their associate.

When Mari’s brother is involved in a coup to take over the leadership, she is forced to look at Javi through dirty lenses thanks to her brother.  The heart ache I felt for her and Javi because they were both pawns in the drug cartel.  Javi is destroyed when his heart is gone, and he hardens because no one will ever have this effect on him every again.

Seeing the years they two are apart and their struggles to handle life was hard but when everything is spilled and the secrets are revealed by her bother to Javi and Mari….OMG I seriously was broken.  I hurt for HER.  I mean I felt back for Javi but damn Mari is PISSED OFF!!  I mean this woman is bad ass and she is going to kick some serious cartel ass.  I feel for ANY MAN or WOMAN who TRIES to stop her.  I cannot wait for Cartel Queen to drop!!!

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

I have been devouring mafia series lately and when I saw Chelsea was releasing one I was all over it.  How could I go wrong I mean it is Chelsea after all! Chelsea did not disappoint me.  The twist she tossed in I didn’t see some of them coming. My emotions were all over my heart went out to some and I have to say I wanted to watch others be tortured to no end. I have to say from start to end Mari is my new girl crush.

Javi and Maricio grew up in the slums of Mexico. They would do anything for their family both living identical lives; single mom taking care of her son and daughter were each mother thinks of the other kids as their own. Making Javi and Maricio brothers by choice.

What happens when deceit, betrayal and need for power comes between brothers?   One takes everything from the other and one vows vengeance. So many lives change some by choice others by force.

Mari loves her family and extended family. Can she stay away from her brother and Javi Choices? Mari now lives with a broken heart and choices being made for her. How does one know the truth from a lie when the ones you love and were to protect you lie deceive and use you to gain power and leverage against others.

Javi had me from the start he is determined to take care of the women in his life and to never let women get in harms way. I also loved seeing the Devil Due and getting another view of the encounter. I have to say my heart went out to Mari she has been through so much but she is strong and will have her say soon. Mari may have thought she was queen of the damned, mother to heartbreak, a warrior of loneliness but she is so much more and hell hath no fury than a woman on a mission. I for one cannot wait for Cartel Queen because Shit just got real.

 

Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.


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#CoverReveal #DarkDuet – Almanza Duet ,Titles: Cartel Bitch ~ Cartel Queen, by Chelsea Camaron

 

Duet Title: Almanza Duet
Titles: Cartel Bitch ~ Cartel Queen
Cartel Bitch Release: March 15, 2018
Cartel Queen Release: April 19, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Model: Mike LaCombe
Cover Photographer: Golden Czermak/Furious Fotog
Cover Designer: Cassy Roop of Pink Ink Designs

 Unforgiving.


Relentless.

I’m to be feared.

When your family is as much a friend as an enemy, there is no one to trust.

I am Javier Almanza.

Cartel kingpin.

No one can touch me.

No one can hurt me.

Except her.

Mari Belle Dominguez.




Hardened.

Persistent.

I refuse to break at the hands of a man.

My situation makes me his.

He’ll never really have me.

I’ll never let him hurt me.

Until he claims more than my house, my body, and my life.

When Javier Almanza claims my heart, I’m no longer his cartel bitch.

No, I am the queen.

Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.


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#ReleaseDay #AntiHero #Review – PowerChain, Power House Book #1 by Chelsea Camaron and Ryan Michele

PowerHouse (Power Chain Book 1)

No one denies me. Especially her.

She dismissed me.
That was her first mistake.
She thought I was a nice guy.
That was her second.
She had hope.
That was the final straw.
I am Onyx Blake.
I’m a powerhouse in an ugly underworld only found in her nightmares.
She’s going to learn quickly, I’m not the man to let anything go …
Including her.

Authors Chelsea Camaron and Ryan Michele team up to push beyond the boundaries, crossing a line into a deep, dangerous, and forbidden world. One where no one escapes, even if they beg to.

This is the Power Chain Series – a four book series of interconnected stand-alone romances.
Series reading order:
Power Chain
PowerHouse
Power Player
PowerLess
OverPowered

Goodreads

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

What the actual EFF did I read??  OMG these ladies totally blew me away.  I love a good anti-hero book thanks to Ryan introducing me to the genre a few years ago.  She grabbed me, shook me and said “Woman you need to read THIS BOOK!!”  So yeah, I was excited to see her and my Sister Wife team up to write one too.

First up, Dane….
I am just sayin’ (AND I told CC), I am all over him like White on Rice ladies so yeah don’t even think about it.  I am straight up warning you away NOW.  I am super claimy with my book husbands.

Ok back to Onxy….there is absolutely no reason why I should but I love the hell outta him.  As CC told me…He is a dick but a dick with a heart 😊  #NiceTagLine

Onxy is everything you need to say away from.  He does illegal business but it’s also kinda good illegal business so that makes it ok…..Yeah total stockholmed with him I tell ya.  Torryn AKA Collateral is just that…..she was in the wrong place and the wrong time with the wrong people.  She is forced and then agrees to stay to help her sister.  I mean when you find out why she openly agrees to say with her kidnapper, you would stay too.

I can’t begin to get into the plot because that would spoil EVERYTHING for you and trust me, YOU NEED TO EXPERIENCE IT.  Onxy and Torryn are a hell of a couple.  They both push and pull.  They both love and love hard.  They both are loyal to those they love and they both are lost with out the other.

The plot is insane and once you think you know it all, it gets a whole new level of insane.  Then you think ok its all good, I got this and then BOOM more crazy.  This book was not one you could put down.  Be ready to sit and read, read, read each and every page like I did.  After I was like WHOOOOOAAAA and then I immediately messaged CC to say WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME!!!!!!!

USA Today Bestselling Author Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.

Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.

Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.

When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.

She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.

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Ryan Michele found her passion in bringing fictional characters to life. She loves being in an imaginative world where anything is possible, and she has a knack for special twists readers don’t see coming.

She writes MC, Contemporary, Erotic, Paranormal, New Adult, Inspirational, and other romance-based genres. Whether it’s bikers, wolf-shifters, mafia, etc., Ryan spends her time making sure her heroes are strong and her heroines match them at every turn.

When she isn’t writing, Ryan is a mom and wife living in rural Illinois and reading by her pond in the warm sun.

#WOTR #MC #Novella – Shamed by Chelsea Camaron and Ryan Michele

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synopsis

Dixon James Cartwright – the cowboy on a steel horse.

Trouble with a capital T.

The rigid edge of his jawline to his no holds barred lifestyle DJ is the one person I should stay away from.

Why then when everything crashes around me is he my only saving grace?

***Each book in the Ruthless Rebels MC is a new couple, but are best read in order. This is a biker book so please expect violence, foul language, and sexual situations. Do not buy if any of this offends you.***

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Shamed by Chelsea Camaron and Ryan Michele

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

AHHH!!  These two!!!  I flipping love their worlds and to read them again joining up….happy day for me!

Kenie and Dixon.  Young love that will conquer all their past and they will have a great life.  However, plans made and dreams dreamed can certainly be changed.

Kenderly’s father dies and the love of her life leaves her.  She is then stuck in a rut for 8 years caring for her uber depressed mother with the help of her Aunt Ruth.  Kenie can’t forget Dixon who is now called DJ even though he can’t remember her name anymore. Dixon/DJ left the girl he loved to earn his place with his club.  He can’t forget her but she has pushed him and everyone else who loved her away to care for her momma.

When trouble finds Kenie, DJ is all there white knighting it to claim and save him woman buuut that sassy mouth of hers is not having it.  Kenie will not be an afterthought and will not be disrespected.  The spark has been relit in her soul after some devastating things happen due to her kind heart and knowing DJ, she will find her way back.

I flipping love Kenie.  She is lost but she finds her way back.  I effing LOVED DJ.  He loves hard and once his claim is laid, his woman will be by his side even if he has to cave man style carry her with him….LOL

I am super excited for the other books and looks like Shamus and Drea will be a good spark filled book too!!

 

about the author

CHELSEA CAMARON

USA Today Bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.

RYAN MICHELE

Ryan Michele found her passion in bringing fictional characters to life. She loves being in an imaginative world where anything is possible, and she has a knack for special twists readers don’t see coming.

She writes MC, Contemporary, Erotic, Paranormal, New Adult, Inspirational, and other romance-based genres. Whether it’s bikers, wolf-shifters, mafia, etc., Ryan spends her time making sure her heroes are strong and her heroines match them at every turn.

When she isn’t writing, Ryan is a mom and wife living in rural Illinois and reading by her pond in the warm sun.

www.authorryanmichele.net
www.facebook.com/AuthorRyanMichele
http://www.goodreads.com/RyanMichele
@Ryan_Michele

#WOTR – Review: Eternal Ride (The Hellions Ride #3.5) by Chelsea Camaron

Eternal Ride (Hellions Ride 4)

synopsis

Two people once lost.
Two people once broken.
Two people who have endured the pain.
One love brought them together. One love healed their hearts and made them whole again. One love carries them through both the good times and the bad.
Shooter and Tessie have faced the shadows and demons that haunt their souls. They have built their life together on a solid foundation of love, friendship, and understanding. The only thing they haven’t done is make it official.
Join them as they come together to commit to one another for the eternal ride.

*Intended for mature audiences only*
This series contains strong language, strong sexual situations, and violence. Please do not buy if any of this offends you.

This is not meant to be a true or exact depiction of a motorcycle club, rather a work of fiction meant to entertain.

Originally released in the back of Ice, Regulators MC book 1.

This book can be read as a stand alone story or as part of the Hellions Ride series – reading order is
One Ride
Forever Ride
Merciless Ride
Eternal Ride
Innocent Ride
Simple Ride
Heated Ride (coming Jan 2016)

Melinda's Review

This is a quick novella with more of Tessie and Shooter. Tessie and Shooter are planning their wedding and although Tessie has lived her entire life struggling trying to make ends meet now she is finding herself with new kinds of struggles. Shooter wants her to plan the wedding of her dreams no matter the cost and this is not something she is use to. He wants her happy and ultimately his.

I enjoyed Eternal Ride even loved the wedding. I really loved seeing the bond grow between Axel and the men in his life. Being able to see Ice and Brooke was special too. This was a great addition to the series and loved seeing a little more of Shooter and Tessie. Now I’m on to the next ride Rex is next.

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Chelsea Camaron

USA Today Bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.

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#WOTR -Review: Merciless Ride (The Hellions Ride #3) by Chelsea Camaron

synopsisMercy is no friend of mine. Karma, she has yet to show kindness to me.

The hits just keep on coming for Tessie Marie Harlow. She has never had an easy life. Her mom disabled, her dad long gone, and a single mom raising a rambunctious little boy, that’s Tessie’s world.

Her childhood aspirations to be a nurse long since disappeared after a college spring fling both blessed and burdened her with a baby boy. Dropping out of school, she returns to her hometown and begins to settle in. Getting the only job she could as a bartender she spends her days caring for her son and nights serving the Hellions Motorcycle Club and their affiliates.

Tired of waiting for Rex to grow up, she’s faced with the bane existence of her life until one night changes everything. In the darkest hour of her merciless ride through life, she’s saved by a quiet, laid back Hellion.

Andy ‘Shooter’ Jenkins has always been around. Too wrapped in Rex she has never really noticed him before. He has never been loud or known to have the girls hanging all over him. He is a mystery. A chance encounter brings him to her rescue not once but twice.

The Desert Ghosts Motorcycle Club are in town and bring their own brand of chaos right to Tessie’s door. Forced into her day to day life, Shooter is doing everything he can to shelter and protect her as lines are crossed and a war between two clubs begins.

Secrets revealed putting two brothers in the Hellions Motorcycle Club at a serious crossroads in their lives.

This is not a ride for pleasure. This is not a ride for safety. This is not a ride for love. This is a ride for endurance. Mercy has never once shined her grace down for these two, but in the midst of the danger and lies can they learn to rely on one another and ride it out together?

*This book contains violence, rape, adult content and language and is not suitable for readers under the age of 18*

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Melinda's Review

And the Ride continues this one is about Tessie and Shooter. Tessie has had one bad blow after another but not matter what she gets up dust herself off and keeps going. She has to because her son and mother depend on her. She has had her eye on Rex for a long time but he never promised her tomorrow or forever and now she is done. He is never there for her when she needs him. Little does Rex know when he sends Shooter to help Tessie one night what he has started?

There is a pattern that begins Tessie’s car breaks down she needs Rex but nope he sends Shooter, things go down at the bar again not Rex that’s there but Shooter, and when someone needs to step up for Tessie to help protect her again NOT Rex but Shooter. This also causes tension between the brothers all while war is brewing between two clubs. I have to say up tell this point liked Rex but now not so sure.

Tessie and Shooter are forced together so Tessie has protection. Tessie is against this she has her mother and son to think of and does not want to disrupt their routine. If she wants the Hellions protections she has to suck it up and do as they say. Now that things heat up between Shooter and Tessie and Shooter is forced to keep a secret from Rex the tension between the brothers intensifies. Can their relationship handle this kind of trust issue or will it be severed?

This series gets better and better the more I read of it. The characters and the situations they find themselves in are gut wrenching at times and my heart goes out to them. I want to slap them or hug them sometime both at the same time. The thing is I am falling in love with the females as much as the males their stories have so much depth and heart I fell like they are my BFF’s. I’m off to the read the next one which is a novella about Tessie and Shooter so excited to be able to read more of this couple. Then after that is Rex whom I really hope Chelsea can turn him around for me because right now I’m just not sure.

about-the-author

Chelsea Camaron

USA Today Bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.

Buy Links

US Amazon: http://amzn.to/1TsBR2C