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#WOTR21 #NewRelease – Midlife Mate (The Real Werewives of Colorado Book 2) by Kristen Strassel

Midlife Mate (The Real Werewives of Colorado Book 2) by [Kristen Strassel]

Divorced, discouraged, and looking for magic. A forty-something single mom is ready to show this cowboy wolf how to blaze his own trail. But will falling head over spurs for this woman be enough to save his pack?
Librarian Laura has always had an independent streak, and now that she’s unemployed and single, she finally has a chance to explore her wild side. Being a contestant on The Real Werewives is the perfect opportunity to do that, especially with sexy wolf shifter Mason, who’s chosen her as his mate. Her dreams might just come true on Colorado Ranch.
Until that wild side threatens to take everything from her…
Mason’s the glue that has held the pack together for a generation. Some of the pack thinks he should be their alpha, but he’s not interested in revolution. When Laura runs into trouble, can he bring the pack together, or will the Werewives tear them apart?
Join The Real Werewives for this fun and STEAMY season on Colorado Ranch and follow each couple as they find true love after forty.

Kristen Strassel writes heroes you want to spend the night with. Spend the night reading…what did you think she meant? She started reading paranormal and romance when her mom realized the spookier and spicier the book, the more likely she was to devour it. Now she creates the characters and worlds she always wanted to read about.
Kristen also works as a makeup artist for film and television and hopes to someday be on the set of her own movie. She lives outside Boston but her suitcase is always ready for her next adventure.

#WOTR20 – #Review – Because the Night (The Night Songs Collection, #1) by Kristen Strassel

Because the Night (Night Songs Book 1)

Meet the vampire hellbent on destruction and the girl who will do anything to save him, set to a hard rock soundtrack in the hot Las Vegas night…
Sex, blood, and rock n’ roll.

Immortal Dilemma is the hottest show in Vegas and Tristan Trevosier is their biggest star. But to me, he’s the guy who broke my heart and then showed up on stage claiming to be a vampire.

Tristan says I won’t understand his new life. He won’t let me in. That’s how I met Blade, a human with a mysterious connection to Immortal Dilemma. Blade is willing to give me everything Tristan won’t.
But I can’t let him go.

The true darkness of Tristan’s world terrifies me, and I fear for his life. Now Blade’s gone missing and I have to choose—save my mortal friend or abandon my immortal love.

This book is full of twists and turns you won’t see coming, and characters you won’t soon forget.–Tam, Amazon reviewer
As I read the last page GASPING shaking the book thinking to myself if I shake it more words would magically appear but note to self NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. I REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK.–Karina, Amazon reviewer
Leave yourself some time when you begin this story. It will draw you in, and you must find out how it ends before you can put it down again.–KSon, Amazon reviewer


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Vampire rock scene, in VEGAS! Callie goes to Vegas with her cousin to see her ex-boyfriend who has become famous from a reality tv show and is also the star of the band, Immortal Dilemma. She thinks she needs to save him as he is spiraling out of control with addictions. What she doesn’t realize is that he is a vampire and there are other circumstances that keep him from leaving. In the midst of this she meets Blade. He is into music too and seems to be a pretty great guy. She spontaneously decides to stay in Vegas instead of going home. This is the first part of where I start to lose Callie. She is 18 and decides to stay in Vegas. But ok, she gets a job and things are going ok. The story keeps going and she is falling in love with Blade but can’t stay away from Tristan, her ex and vampire star. I got back into the story with the push and pull that she had to deal with between Tristan and Blade. At this point since she is spending more time with Tristan we start to understand his situation better. Things go from weird to crazy and to just plain terrible for Callie. As Callie tries to fight for her life, and the others she cares about, she gets into some super bad situations. I listened to this in an audiobook. The narrator was ok, I wanted to like her but sometimes I think that the narrator made Callie sound even more whiny and undecided with what she wanted to do. The story is good but sometimes it seemed like it took a long time to get to where it needed to be. I plan to continue the series because there was a huge twist at the end of the book and I have to find out what happens! 

Kristen Strassel

Kristen Strassel writes heroes you want to spend the night with. Spend the night reading…what did you think she meant? She started reading paranormal and romance when her mom realized the spookier and spicier the book, the more likely she was to devour it. Now she creates the characters and worlds she always wanted to read about.

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Kristen Strassel

Kristen Strassel

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi! I’m Kristen! I write magical men, ladies you’ll want to make your new BFF, and places you’ll want to call home. My books are about shifters, vamps, and famous people. A little something for everyone. 🙂 I also do makeup for film and television so I like to incorporate some of that behind the scenes stuff into my stories. When I’m not working, I’m either watching football, finding new things to hang on my walls, or planning my next road trip.

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

I have a hot pink couch with is the perfect place to write hot romances. You can usually find me there, under a leopard print blankie, writing my latest story. I’ll most likely be listening to Black Keys or Hozier radio on Pandora and maybe drinking hot cocoa or iced tea.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting readers! I love to see how you guys react to things in person and what you really love.

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

Stephen King

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?

Ideally, I like to write in the morning. My work schedule is erratic so I can’t always have a consistent schedule. I also can write at night. But my creativity takes the afternoon off.

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

I have some of my mom’s old books which are special because she’s not here anymore.

What are your social links?

Website: www.kristenstrassel.com
Facebook: facebook.com/kristenstrasselauthor
Reader group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/432223330276361/
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kristen-strassel
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7267647.Kristen_Strassel

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

amazon.com/author/kristenstrassel

#Review – Blood Courtesans Boxed Set: Awakenings

Blood Courtesans Boxed Set by Michelle Fox

 

Darkly decadent and sinfully sensual. Enter a world where vampires are real and meet the women who become their blood courtesans. Come let the fangs slip into your throat and awaken you to a whole new life. A boxed set of ALL NEW stories in this popular series.

 

***This review is for Refrain by Susan Griscom***

 

 

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***This review is for Refrain by Susan Griscom***

Vampires! Yes! It’s so hard to take a vampire story and make it unique. I often find that there is a lot of monotony with them. But this is hardly the case for the Blood Courtesans. In this world vampires are real and out in the open. They are normal people like you and me but they drink blood…maybe they are not what you consider completely normal, lol! Neriza is our female lead in Refrain. She lost her parents in a horrible car accident and this accident has left her sister paralyzed. Neriza is the sole provider for herself and her sister along with taking care of her parent’s debt. She decides to apply to be a Blood Courtesan. She tries to do this quietly as her uncle doesn’t agree with vampires paying for blood. Basically she gets rented for sex and blood. She has a unique quality about her that makes her a bit more valuable and she is accepted right away. She is essentially “rented” by Lyric (through his assistant) so that she can go on tour with the band and keep him sustained. Lyric happens to be the lead singer of the band Crimson Rivers, also her childhood crush, also a total hottie with an accent! He wants her gone and gone ASAP!  She can’t figure out why so she puts all of her effort into getting him to keep her so that she is not in trouble with the Madame at the agency. As these two are learning to work together she gets some terrible news and finds that her dad was in the middle of some shady dealings, and here is where the real fun begins. Neriza and Lyric do form a friendship and confide in each other about their pasts. As things heat up both of their pasts come to the present and we find that the world may not be as large as we all thought. I can’t give you ANY more of the story without giving away tons of spoilers. The intensity between Lyric and Neriza with the witty banter is enough to make you want to read the book. But all the crazy twists in between are what makes this story amazing!

 

 

 

Michelle Fox (Goodreads Author)

Julia Lake Mills

Kristen Strassel(Goodreads Author)

Gwen Knight (Goodreads Author)

Susan Griscom(Goodreads Author)

Rosalie Redd (Goodreads Author)

Tami Lund (Goodreads Author)

T.L. Reeve (Goodreads Author)

Ever Coming

Skye Jones (Goodreads Author)

Rebecca Rivard (Goodreads Author)