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#FavoriteBooks #TwinsieDee Top 5 Favorite Book from July-December 2019



Who Ordered a Medium by Jennifer Leslie

How can she move on when her dead fiancé won’t?

Josie’s world is turned upside down after the death of her fiancé. Her picture-perfect world no longer exists. But when a ghost starts haunting her house, she’s not sure who to turn to.

Sebastian isn’t just a hot stripper Josie met at her bachelorette party, he’s also the medium that shows up at her door to help her with her ghost problem.

Together, they must figure out who is haunting her house and how to get rid of them. Can they survive the supernatural while figuring out the chemistry brewing between them?

 Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46205691-who-ordered-a-medium

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Who-Ordered-Medium-Unfortunate-Spells/dp/1099254582/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3FKOQO1FTBITQ&keywords=jennifer+laslie&qid=1573649228&sprefix=Jennifer+las%2Caps%2C205&sr=8-6

My Review: Josie was enjoying her bachelorette party 3 days before her wedding with her closest friends drinking and have a blast when the doorbell rings and surprise her friends got her a stripper. The music and lap dance started and for some reason Josie had felt a spark between the stripper and herself, she shouldn’t be feeling things like that she getting ready to get married for Christ sakes. The next night her future husband went out with his friends and it was during a terrible storm, well one thing lead to another and something terrible had occurred. A few days later Josie was putting books away and one flew off the shelf into the middle of the room she knows she wasn’t going crazy but this book was amazing and i just loved it. Hilarious, heartwarming, heartbreak, and swooning this books has it all, and a little spook factor that your going to love as well.

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Unexpected Surrender By JM  Walker

I am Luther Knight.

Powerful. Businessman. I own everything and everyone around me.

Until her.

Lexi Adams challenges me in ways I never knew I needed.

She’s defiant and stubborn, unwilling to show me her true submission.

She turns my whole world upside down and no matter how much I ignore it, I can’t help but

crave her.

When she becomes desperate, The Club is all that she has, and I watch as she falls for her

Master.

She’s confused, conflicted, and unable to decide who she wants more. Me or Him.

But the difference between her and I? I know what I want. Her.

And I won’t stop until I have her at my side.

Forever.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44525540-unexpected-surrender

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Unexpected-Surrender-J-M-Walker/dp/0993836976/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1TK7400A3QMFN&keywords=unexpected+surrender+jm+walker&qid=1571440884&sprefix=jm+walker+u%2Caps%2C181&sr=8-1

My Review: Omg where should i even begin this book was amazing. Lexi is struggling to keep her life together and keep her late mom’s deli above water and with her brother being sketchy as hell she has to over work her elf just to make it. One night Lexi hers a knock on her door and its her brother Charlie beaten to a pulp and once she got him pulled into the apartment a huge figured followed behind threatening his life. Luther was a powerful business man who didn’t like to be played with, he wasn’t afraid to kill someone who crossed him or went back on their word. With wanting to fix her brothers debt to Luther Lexi was pretty much going to sell her body to fix his dumb mistake. Well at this point I don’t want to give away to much but you definitely are going to want to read this book the twist and turns are amazing and your are going to fall in love with these characters.

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Unlucky in Love by Cary Hart

‘Getting lucky’ is a phrase I could barely say without blushing…

Yep! I’m that girl. The one my friends call goody two shoes…

But…good girls don’t finish first. THEY—GET—DUMPED. Even after investing—no, wasting—six years of their life on the guy who was supposed to be the one.

So…I traded in my halo for a pair of horns!

Hello, world…Clover Kelly is single and ready to mingle!

Then it happened, I suddenly found myself starring in the dating game to beat all dating games.

While pouring out my heart to my best friend, my new quest for lust is accidentally broadcast live…ON THE RADIO! Yay, me!

Did I mention my best friend is an uber famous radio personality…and a guy? A really hot guy? Yeah, his face isn’t plastered all over town simply for his name…

When the requests to win my heart came pouring in and became date after horribly bad date – I couldn’t help but wonder…

Could he? Could we? I mean I’m already breaking all the rules.

What’s a girl gotta do to get lucky?

Goodreads  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46746073-unlucky-in-love

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/UnLucky-Love-Friends-Romance-Hotline-ebook/dp/B07TJY2964/ref=sr_1_2?crid=16EC7A3SYY3YR&keywords=cary+hart&qid=1573694536&sprefix=Cary+h%2Caps%2C184&sr=8-2

My Review: How far is to far to go with your best friend? When Clover had her entire life planned out down to the wire every detail well the night she thinks she getting engaged to her boyfriend of 6 years well lets just say her life got flipped upside down and her perfect life plan got thrown out the window. Austin her best friend since they were kids swoops in and saves the day with letting her crash at his place and calling his driver to go pick up the rest of her stuff from her ex so she never has to see him again. When Clover take Austin lunch at work she ends up sitting on the on air button at his radio show and ends up letting all of New York City know she’s single ready to mingle and is looking for that perfect man and that perfect O. With the help of her best gal pals and Austin will Clover be able to find the one, or has he always been right in front of her. This book is down right hilarious I’ve never laughed so hard in my life. If the conversations don’t have your rolling on the floor Kramer definitely will. You are not going to want to miss this one at all.

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She is… by Chelsea Camaron

She is fierce.

She is loyal.

She is sarcastic.

She lives.

She loves.

She breathes.

She breaks.

She hurts.

She smiles.

She is beautiful.

She is my best friend’s sister. She is everything I never thought I wanted. The reality is she is everything I need. Only she wants nothing to do with me.

She is stronger than any man.

She is independent.

She doesn’t believe in love.

She is … Elle.

She is … you.

She is … me.

He wants to give me happily ever after. Except, I long ago gave up on fairy tales and dreams.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45695823-she-is

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/She-Aint-Ya-Mama-Collab-ebook/dp/B07RMTZN8C/ref=sr_1_37?keywords=Chelsea+Camaron&qid=1573694714&sr=8-37

My Review: Who is Elle? Well she is the type of girl who has to work for everything she has with working 2 jobs just to stay afloat,she doesnt take crap or handouts from anyone, and she has a hard time asking and receiving help from others. In the day time she works as a mail carrier for the local corporation Marks Distillery and night as a bartender. One night she has this handsome cowboy with the most gorgeous eyes come in and sparks were there. Sullivan Marks was a hard working farmer who didn’t want to work in the family business but when things started to get crazy and his older brother was to busy hooking up with the employees to do his job Sully sucked it up and put on a suit to try and help. Once at local bar his last night of freedom before everyone would know who he was he caught the eye of the local bartender. Thing from that night on get crazy for these two as both of their lives go in the opposite direction of how they had hoped it would. With ups and downs and a few surprise will these two get the happiness they both want? Oh my i just loved this book Sully is just so swoon over worthy I just loved his southern charm and Elle is such a get straight to the point kinda gal. Definitely a great read

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First Comes Love by Clara Stone

Some loves are undeniable. Some burn with the heat of summer.

When Homer Lovelly pulled over to help a stranded damsel in distress, he never expected he’d meet his soul mate. But from the moment Claire clocked him in the head with her boot—and then kissed him—he knew she was it.

She’d be his undoing.

Wild, sexy, and fearless, Claire is intoxicating. She’s also leaving at the end of summer, a few short weeks away. Homer knows he shouldn’t fall for her. He also knows he doesn’t have a choice. And with September rising fast on the horizon, he’s almost out of time.

The question is, can he convince Claire that what he feels is more than a summer fling, or will he watch as the woman he’s meant to marry walk out of his life forever?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43608463-first-comes-love

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/First-Comes-Love-standalone-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B07MXLY2FH/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Clara+Stone&qid=1573694758&sr=8-2

My Review: All Clarie wanted was a few weeks of harmless summer fun, and a possible hook up here and there. when on her way to a party her uncle’s truck broke down and when a hot as hell cowboy stops to help her she thinks why not start the night off right. Homer was just trying to help a pretty lady out little did he know that he could catch feelings and one thing that Clarie doesn’t do is catch feeling. Will her mind get changed, or will they just be a hot summer fling and go their own ways once she leaves. this is once again another amazing story that follows another member of the Lovelly family. i love these books and this family

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight #5YearFamily – Jennifer Laslie

Jennifer Laslie

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Jennifer Laslie and I currently live in Layton, UT where I get to look at the mountains every single day!

Last December I made a huge leap by moving here from Louisville, KY. I’m happily married with two children and I’m sort of a crazy cat lady. We have five cats that rule our house and two dogs that try to stay out of their way.

I write both Young Adult and Paranormal Romance. When I’m not working or writing, you can find me at the bookstore with a coffee in hand or out hiking a trail in the Utah wilderness.

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

I’ve got to have something to drink, whether it’s water, a mixed rum drink, or coke and amaretto. My office has a big overstuffed chair and ottoman that I get settled in. I pull up Spotify for some light background noise and let my favorite songs play on shuffle. I try to remind my kids to leave me alone, but it doesn’t always work out that way. They’re 13 and 19 and you’d think they’d learn to listen to me by now, but nope!

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love meeting both readers and authors. These events usually give me an opportunity to see author friends I generally only ever chat with online. I also get excited when I have readers come up to my table that know of me, and have read something of mine, but then they gush about how much they love it and it makes my day!

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

I’d love to meet Jacqueline Carey. She is my all time favorite author! I do have a signed UK edition paperback of one of her books that I won online when she used to do giveaways on Facebook a long time ago. It is my most prized autographed book!

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

I do not have to be at work until 9:30am MST. My alarm goes off at 6:30am every morning. I wake up, get ready for the day and get settled into my writing chair in my office with a coffee next to me. Because I work from home, I can utilize every minute up until 9:30 and then walk over to my desk to clock in for work. If I don’t have anything pressing in the evenings, I’ll eat dinner, watch a TV show with my husband, and if I’ve got the energy, I’ll try to write some more. If not, I’ll veg out and know that tomorrow I can tackle the word count.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Can I name two memories? Yes? Please? Okay!

The first is when I wrote my novel Mermaid Adrift for a boxed set, Sirens and Scales. The box set hit #89 on the USA Today Bestsellers List right smack dab in between Stephen King and Janet Evanovich.

My second is getting accepted as a client for Rebecca Frank. She is a phenomenal cover artist and she is the one who has designed all of the covers for my Unfortunate Spells series.

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

Refer back up to my favorite author. My most prized possession is an autographed copy of one of Jacqueline Carey’s books. I have all of her Kushiel’s Legacy series, but they are all the hardback editions from the US. The one I have signed from her is Naamah’s Kiss and it’s the UK cover in paperback.

What are your social links?

http://www.facebook.com/authorjlaslie and http://www.twitter.com/authorjlaslie

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

https://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Laslie/e/B00NCJV6Z4

Twinsie Angie Review of Untreatable HERE

#WOTR20 #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter #Novella Who Ordered a Medium (Unfortunate Spells Book 0) by Jennifer Leslie


How can she move on when her dead fiancé won’t?

Josie’s world is turned upside down after the death of her fiancé. Her picture-perfect world no longer exists. But when a ghost starts haunting her house, she’s not sure who to turn to.

Sebastian isn’t just a hot stripper Josie met at her bachelorette party, he’s also the medium that shows up at her door to help her with her ghost problem.

Together, they must figure out who is haunting her house and how to get rid of them. Can they survive the supernatural while figuring out the chemistry brewing between them?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46205691-who-ordered-a-medium

Amazon  https://www.amazon.com/Ordered-Medium-Unfortunate-Spells-Book-ebook/dp/B07SM378FN/ref=sr_1_2?crid=12UC4WPJD9VOJ&keywords=jennifer+laslie&qid=1570110618&sprefix=Jennifer+las%2Caps%2C272&sr=8-2


Josie was enjoying her bachelorette party 3 days before her wedding with her closest  friends drinking and have a blast when the doorbell rings and surprise her friends got her a stripper. The music and lap dance started and for some reason Josie had felt a spark between the stripper and herself, she shouldn’t be feeling things like that she getting ready to get married for Christ sakes. The next night her future husband went out with his friends and it was during a terrible storm, well one thing lead to another and something terrible had occurred. A few days later Josie was putting books away and one flew off the shelf into the middle of the room she knows she wasn’t going crazy but this book was amazing and i just loved it. Hilarious, heartwarming, heartbreak, and swooning this books has it all, and a little spook factor that your going to love as well.

Review by Twinsie Dee

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

#WOTR20 #review – Who Ordered a Medium (The Unfortunate Spells Series 0) by Jennifer Laslie

Who Ordered a Medium (An Unfortunate Spells Novella)


How can she move on when her dead fiancé won’t?

Josie’s world is turned upside down after the death of her fiancé. Her picture-perfect world no longer exists. But when a ghost starts haunting her house, she’s not sure who to turn to.

Sebastian isn’t just a hot stripper Josie met at her bachelorette party, he’s also the medium that shows up at her door to help her with her ghost problem.

Together, they must figure out who is haunting her house and how to get rid of them. Can they survive the supernatural while figuring out the chemistry brewing between them?


Goodreads

Amazon 

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

This book is a super funny, short read that will be worth it if you want to giggle for an afternoon.

Josie and her friends are having her bachelorette party when the hot as hell stripper shows up.  Josie has some crazy thoughts about him BUT goes home to her Dad Bod fiancé named Doug .

When Josie’s situation of marital status soon changes, she finds out her house is haunted.  Her friends give her the number of a medium to call.  When he shows up, it’s none other than hottie stripper guy!!

The chemistry between Josie and Hot Stripper Guy…oh wait his name is Sebastian is fun reads  The two of them are trying to figure out who is haunting her house plus get them the hell outta there!!!

This book is a set up for Book 1 of the Unfortunate Spells book, How to Spell Disaster.

Looks like I have more reading to do!!

Jennifer Laslie is a crazy cat lady who lives in Louisville, KY with her wonderful husband and two children. When she’s not thinking about cheesecake or cats, she can be found in the bookstore in the Young Adult section, coffee in hand.

#WOTR19 #PartofaCollection #AttendingAuthor Sordid Depths (The Cursed Seas Collection)- Heather Marie Adkins and Jennifer Laslie



The oceans are poison and the land is dying, but the only two capable of saving the world aren’t really capable at all.

Undersea siren and undercover agent Rivka emerged from the waters seeking salt for her dying people, despite how deadly the mission and how little she knew of the surface world.

Failed mage Lesya just wanted to be left alone to survive in the wilds of Siberia after losing everyone she loved to the dying planet. Solitude, her puffins, and the inevitable approach of her own death were all she needed.

But a chance meeting between the two sets into motion events that will lead them into the mountains above the land and volcanoes below the sea on a quest that will either save the world or kill them all.

If you like the pulse-pounding urban fantasy of The Hollows and the apocalyptic magic of Nora Roberts’ Year One, don’t miss Sordid Depths!

One-click today and join the humorous but terrifying journey to save the cursed seas

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42757319-sordid-depths

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Sordid-Depths-Cursed-Seas-Collection-ebook/dp/ B07KCPV1ZV/ref=sr_1_1?crid=K9Y5QBFJFNZ&keywords=sordid+depths&qid=1558971718&s=gateway&sprefix=Sordid+de%2Caps%2C180&sr=8-1

When a witch and a siren walk into a bar, no wait that’s not even a funny joke but that is how this story goes well not technically a bar but anyway. When the siren Rivka gets sent on a mission from the underwater mob to get salt to save their leader she ends up getting caught during a cyclone and get helps from Lesya who is a witch not a very good one but a witch none the less. All Lesya likes to do is stay to herself grow her garden and hang out with her puffins, she wasn’t in the mood to help Rivka but ends up letting her follow along and sending her on her way once they get to the next city after the cyclone ends. Getting captured by pirates wasn’t in the girls plans but it happened and they got them self’s into way more then they bargained for once they got locked in the holds will they get out and get help will Rivka finish her mission or will they die in the hands of the pirates. This is a wonderful well written story that has so many twist and turns (for the good) that you don’t see coming.

Review by Twinsie Dee

HEATHER MARIE ADKINS writes too much but still too little. She also has too many cats, not enough tequila, and a torrid love affair with procrastination.

Heather resides in southern Indiana with a sarcastic cop who is entirely too dependent on puns. When she’s not plotting her next story or herding felines, she’s researching the weird, witchy, and woefully spectral for Spirits & Spells Podcast.

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

#WOTR19 #ThrowbackReview – Persuading Tomorrow by Jennifer Laslie


Persuading Tomorrow

When the unimaginable happens and Jordan loses her best friend on the night she had planned to tell him her feelings, it leaves her to wonder if she’s the guilty party, but her memories of that night are fuzzy. In an attempt to leave her past and the hateful stares of her peers behind, she moves across the country to live with her mother in Esterwilde, Pennsylvania. It’s a small close-knit town, but there no one should know about her past, or so she thought.

When Zyler runs into the new girl in town he can’t help but feel a connection, but he also knows her past harbors a horrible secret. He’s heard the rumors, but doesn’t believe them. Seeing Jordan in pain kills him and all he wants to do is take it away.

Jordan soon realizes that no matter what she does she’s not going to be able to outrun her past. Can Zyler show her that despite the hate and ignorance in the world that life is still worth living? Will she ever figure out the truth about the night that took away her best friend?

Goodreads

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

This book is about the pain that Jordan is dealing with after the death of her best friend. She feels the guilt and loss of him plus blames herself for his death after a night of partying. She can’t take it and so she moves across country to stay with her mom. Between the guilt, depression and whispers from the kids at her school she needed a fresh start.

Poor Jordan can’t catch a break because once she shows up at her new school it seems they too know her secrets. However, one boy, Zyler, doesn’t care and wants to get to know the new girl no matter what.

I think the book does a good job with the emotions Jordan is dealing with and in scene really delves into why teens would think death is easier than life. I loved Zyler and his positive force in Jordan’s life. I also loved that even though he has major troubles he is willing to always remain optimistic in life. He is kinda the ying to her yang.

The books has a villain we totally hate but it also shows the “other side” of the bully. The girl’s why’s for her horrible treatment of Jordan. We can see how teenagers are so focused on themselves to see what other people maybe dealing with.

I liked the little mystery thrown into the book and there is a cliffy at the end but I am a fan of cliffys so it doesn’t make me mad. It makes me wanna know what happens to the Jordan and Zyler.

Jennifer Laslie is a crazy cat lady who lives in Louisville, KY with her wonderful husband and two children. When she’s not thinking about cheesecake or cats, she can be found in the bookstore in the Young Adult section, coffee in hand.

#WOTR19 #Review #NewRelease #Anthology – Rebels and Renegades: Who Ordered a Medium by Jennifer Laslie

Jennifer Laslie is our attending author.

Rebels and Renegades


Romance is possible, but betrayal is inevitable.


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

This book is a super funny, short read that will be worth it if you want to giggle for an afternoon.

Josie and her friends are having her bachelorette party when the hot as hell stripper shows up.  Josie has some crazy thoughts about him BUT goes home to her Dad Bod fiancé named Doug .

When Josie’s situation of marital status soon changes, she finds out her house is haunted.  Her friends give her the number of a medium to call.  When he shows up, it’s none other than hottie stripper guy!!

The chemistry between Josie and Hot Stripper Guy…oh wait his name is Sebastian is fun reads  The two of them are trying to figure out who is haunting her house plus get them the hell outta there!!!

This book is a set up for Book 1 of the Unfortunate Spells book, How to Spell Disaster.

Looks like I have more reading to do!!

Jennifer Laslie

Jennifer Laslie is a crazy cat lady who lives in Louisville, KY with her wonderful husband and two children. When she’s not thinking about cheesecake or cats, she can be found in the bookstore in the Young Adult section, coffee in hand.