#WOTR22 #attendingauthor #Spotlight – PJ Fiala

PJ Fiala

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Patti Fiala, but I write as PJ Fiala. It’s not much of a stretch, I know. My husband and I have been married for 36 years and have been blessed. My careers have been varied, from waitressing, to factory work, to hair stylist, to business owner then to paralegal. After many years working in the legal field, I decided to finally sit down and write my first book in 2014. That started my final career – writing/publishing. I’ve written 28 books to date and have more coming. I have story ideas that will outlive me so I just keep writing to get as many of them out of my head as I can. When not writing, my husband and I ride our motorcycles around and visit as many inspiring places as we can. We really do live in a beautiful country.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

The others after it for me. I normally know how a series will start and end, but fitting all the pieces in the middle can be a challenge.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

I try to add different tropes to each book in a series, which then changes up the stories. I know if I’m bored writing a story, readers will be bored reading it, so keeping it fresh is not only important, but a necessity.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

You need to know this is a long game. Don’t take on all the social media to find readers – you’ll find that all it does is take up valuable writing time. Do do all the things – you’ll find tons of time wasted when you could have finished a book. Basically, pace yourself and put out the best product you can put out. Find a great team to work with you – editors, cover designers, beta readers. Over the long run, those will be the most important people in your career.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

Likely only a couple of hours. The business part of this business is time consuming. The writing part of this business is draining. So, I start the day with business. If I have a book to format and upload, that gets done first. Otherwise, I can’t focus on my book. I keep thinking, “Gosh I need to get XXX done.” So, I get my business stuff done, then focus for a couple of hours on the writing. It works for me.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

I hate to pick, I love them all. They’re like my children. But, I do have one that is special, and she’s that way for a reason. Jax Masters Sager, is a character I hold dear to my heart. She speaks her mind. She’s strong without being bitchy. She’s tough as nails and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. She doesn’t sit in the corner and wait to be saved, she runs in and saves others. She never second guesses herself because she’s confident as hell. She’s special, because I want to be her. Just like her.

If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?

Moving to Love’s Jeremiah Sheppard could be played by Brad Pitt. Think Brad in Legends of the Fall with the long hair and rugged look. Ford: Finding his Fire’s Ford Montgomery would be played by Liev Schreiber as he is in Ray Donovan. Doesn’t small talk, doesn’t suffer fools, and isn’t interested in gossip. Strong and silent. Saving Shelby’s Diego Josephs would be played by Bradley Cooper.

What is your definition of success?

Success for me is completing a book and hearing that readers love it. That doesn’t mean I need only praise, it just means so much goes into creating a new world, characters and situations for readers to enjoy is part of the reason I do it. The other part is that I enjoy it. To have both, is a blessing.

What are your social links?

Website: www.pjfiala.com/
PJ Fiala’s Road Queens: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PJFialasRoadQueens/
Newsletter: http://www.pjfiala.com/ReadersClub
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/pj-fiala
Amazon Author Page: www.pjfiala.com/PJFialaAmazon
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pjfiala1
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/pjfiala
Bingebooks: https://bingebooks.com/author/pj-fiala
MeWe: https://mewe.com/i/pjfiala
Gab: https://gab.com/PjFiala
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/pattifiala
Instagram: https://instagram.com/pjfiala/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7866768.P_J_Fiala

What are your buy links?

Amazon Author Page: www.pjfiala.com/PJFialaAmazon
Apple Books: https://www.pjfiala.com/PJFiala-Apple
Kobo: https://www.pjfiala.com/PJFiala-Kobo
Barnes & Noble: https://www.pjfiala.com/PJFiala-B&N
Bingebooks: https://bingebooks.com/author/pj-fiala
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7866768.P_J_Fiala

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#wotr22 #attendingauthor #review #mmromance #boxedset —Forged in the City series by: A.D. Ellis

The whole series in one box set!
Hearts Ablaze
Chase Steele and Xander Copperfield are down on their luck, as similar as they are different, and ready for a love they didn’t even realize they’d been waiting on their whole lives.
With two gorgeous “tough guys” discovering and exploring their true selves, Hearts Ablaze is a steamy, slow-burn, friends-to-lovers, opposites attract, bisexual awakening romance.
Hearts Afire
Ty Golden and Vic Black are done with dating, determined to take control of their own lives, and completely unprepared when love finds them.
With an independent, makeup-wearing, younger twink and a mature, protective, cardigan-wearing man, Hearts Afire is a steamy, slow-burn, age-gap, gay romance.
Hearts Aflame
Gabe Sterling and Danny “Murder” Murdoch carry heavy baggage from the past and have no real reason to be drawn to each other. When they find themselves in an odd sort of friendship, both men are interested in more, but neither thought love was going to be part of the deal.
With a younger nurse who has an affinity for lace and an older mechanic with a tough reputation, Hearts Aflame is a steamy, friends-to-lovers, opposites attract, gay romance.

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Review by Twinsie Tenise

Hearts Ablaze
Chase and Xander’s paths crossed by chance one afternoon. Little did either of them know, that brief interaction would be the start of something remarkable.

A.d. Ellis has done it again, bringing another unlikely pair together. Two men who are complete opposites, yet completely perfect for one another.
I loved EVERYTHING about Chase and Xander. And the way she connected their lives to the lives of the Silver’s from her previous series was pretty terrific. As always, I’m highly anticipating her next release.

Hearts Afire
Ty Golden: Twenty-something male, works 3 jobs, enjoys wearing a little makeup, not looking for a relationship after a bad one left him scarred.

Vic Black: Forty-something male, very rich, wears cardigans and loves to crochet, not looking for a relationship- EVER- after his last boyfriend did him very wrong.

Ty and Vic’s paths keep crossing. I’m not sure they could avoid each other if they tried. The two of them worked so hard to deny their connection, but when they finally let go and accepted this mutual attraction, things between them were OH SO VERY HOT!

I loved Ty and Vic. Vic is definitely my favorite A.d Ellis character at the moment. I say at the moment because she always manages to change my mind with her next release so I try my best not to get too attached. Haha! Believe me, its easier said than done.

Hearts Aflame
Gabe is a nurse, Danny is a motorcycle mechanic. Gabe talks- A LOT. Danny is more of the quiet, brooding type. These 2 could not have been more opposite. And those things that made them so different from one another were the reasons they were completely perfect for each other. They balanced each other out and were ridiculously adorable together. I loved them as individuals but I loved them more together.

Gabe and Danny made an amazing addition to The Forged in Fire Series. I enjoyed getting to revisit everyone from that series and The Silver’s in the City series. While you don’t have to read the Silvers in the City series before starting this one, I highly recommend it so you get the FULL EXPERIENCE! All 12 men from these 6 books are fantastic. And don’t even get me started on the shenanigans caused by a couple of old ladies. These are definite MUST READS for all of you M/M romance lovers.

About A.D. Ellis

Escape into addictive, sexy, emotional romance.

A.D. Ellis is an Indiana girl, born and raised. She spends much of her time in central Indiana as an instructional coach/teacher in the inner city of Indianapolis, being a mom to two amazing school-aged children, and wondering how she and her husband of nearly two decades haven’t driven each other insane yet. A lot of her time is also devoted to phone call avoidance and her hatred of cooking.

She loves chocolate, wine, pizza, and naps along with reading and writing romance. These loves don’t leave much time for housework, much to the chagrin of her husband. Who would pick cleaning the house over a nap or a good book? She uses any extra time to increase her fluency in sarcasm.

A.D. uses she/they pronouns.

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#WOTR22 #AttendingAuthor #Spotlight – Nan Reinhardt

Nan Reinhardt

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Nan Reinhardt BIO: Nan Reinhardt is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic fiction for Tule Publishing. Her day job is working as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader, however, writing is Nan’s first and most enduring passion. She can’t remember a time in her life when she wasn’t writing—she wrote her first romance novel at the age of ten and is still writing, but now from the viewpoint of a wiser, slightly rumpled woman in her prime. Nan lives in the Midwest with her husband of 48 years, where they split their time between a house in the city and a cottage on a lake.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

I think the first because that’s when you create the setting, the secondary characters, and the secondary plot lines that will carry through the rest of the series.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

It’s all about creating a place that readers want to go or want to live, as well as secondary characters who are fun. Giving a secondary character a story that follows through several books is a great way to keep readers and myself engaged. Sorta like Carly Hayes and Mac Mackenzie in my River’s Edge books–so far I’m on book #7 with 3 more River’s Edge books contracted (and who knows after that?) and Mac and Carly have been together since book #2 and readers love them. I think because they are an older couple who are getting a second chance at love and they’re an unlikely pair.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Breathe. Creativity can’t blossom in a tense, uptight (I know I’m dating myself!) brain, so just breathe and write…even if you’re not working on your book, write something–your journal, an article, a blog. If you’re stuck and feeling like you can’t write, go out and take a walk or do something completely mindless. Also, fill the creative well with books and films and well-done TV shows. Absorb narrative.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

I’m also a freelance copy editor and proofreader, so my day job takes up a good bit of my day. However, I get up every morning at 6 am and write for at least 2 hours, until my husband wakes up and our day begins. That’s my best time to write.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

My favorite character is always the one I’m currently writing, although I do confess to having a special place in my heart for Brendan Flaherty in The Baby Contract, because he’s sorta loosely based on my kid.

If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?

I’d be delighted if any one of my books were made into a movie–I’d say right now, I’d love to see my upcoming The Valentine Wager (releases 2/1/22) made into a film. I’d pick Simon Baker to play hot cop Ryker Lange and maybe Leighton Meester to play Irish spitfire Kitt Boynton.

What is your definition of success?

I believe success is being happy with who you are and what you doing right now in this moment, and if you’re trying to make the world a little bit better place–that’s a good thing, too.

What are your social links?

https://www.facebook.com/authornanreinhardt/
https://www.instagram.com/nanreinhardt/
https://twitter.com/NanReinhardt
https://www.nanreinhardt.com

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/Nan-Reinhardt/e/B007OYDC6O

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Nan%20Reinhardt

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=nan%20reinhardt

https://books.apple.com/us/author/nan-reinhardt/id578768922#see-all/books

https://tulepublishing.com/authors/nan-reinhardt/

https://nanreinhardt.com/the-women-of-willow-bay/

https://nanreinhardt.com/four-irish-brothers-winery/

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#enemiestolovers – Wild Irish: An Enemies to Lovers Fighter Standalone Romance by Brooke O’Brien

Wild Irish

USA Today Bestselling author Brooke O’Brien brings the hate to love feels in this steamy enemies to lovers, underground fighter romance.

Austen Fox always knew how to get under my skin.

When she arrived at our foster home four years ago, I recognized the pain she carried with her.

She deserved more than she had been dealt in life. She’s worthy of far more than I could ever offer her, and that’s why I’ve warned her to stay away.

After her brief stay at Haven Brook, I never expected to see her again, especially not hundreds of miles from where we once lived.

We’ve both had our share of secrets we’ve kept hidden. Secrets we’d fight at everything to stay buried.

When I find out someone is blackmailing Austen, it’s enough to change the game for me and I quit fighting what I always knew to be true. I’ll stop at nothing to take down whoever’s threatening to hurt her and make them pay for what they’ve done.

Even if it means fighting until my last breath.

I’m Wild Irish, and I’m ready for war.

*Wild Irish was previously featured in the Hate to Want You Anthology.

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USA Today Bestselling author Brooke O’Brien writes steamy and swoon-worthy contemporary romances.

She believes a love worth having is worth fighting for, and she brings this into her stories where her characters risk it all for love.

If Brooke’s not writing or reading, she’s probably spending time with her family, binge-watching the latest crime documentary, indulging in chocolate, or watching Hawkeye football or NBA basketball.

#NewRelease #MC #excerpt – Shakedown(Souls Chapel Revenants MC Book 8) by Lani Lynn Vale

Shakedown (Souls Chapel Revenants MC, #8)

Wanted: someone to hand feed me Doritos so my hands don’t get orange. No weirdos.

Belle Pena was an editor. Not a writer.

When her brothers challenge her to create a dating profile, she makes up the most random biography she can think of. She never, not ever, thought she’d find anybody to respond. But she was sorely mistaken.

Sadly, she finds that she has way more interest than she ever could’ve imagined.

But only one profile catches her eye.

Bruno never meant to take the dating app seriously. Being the last single man in his band of misfits, he’s happy being the odd man out. Women spelled trouble, and he had enough trouble in his life to last him through the next decade.

Only his newfound family doesn’t feel the same. One innocent ‘sure’ has the women of the Souls Chapel Revenants MC creating him a dating profile that is too spot on to be comfortable. And just when he decides to delete the app entirely, a particular face catches his eye.

One innocent question of ‘Belle is that you? Do you remember punching me in the throat in high school?’ has him stepping into trouble neck deep, and he doesn’t even realize it until it’s too late.

Bruno

“Why Farmers Only?” I asked, wincing when I read the website’s name.

“Bruno, you have pigs. You’re a farmer. This is perfect,” Six assured me. “It’ll work out great. You can invite your date out to meet you at your farm. Y’all can go feed all of the animals. Then you can cook her dinner.”

I looked at Six.

“I don’t want to do this,” I told her bluntly.

“If you do this, I’ll never bring up you leaving me behind again,” Six declared.

I stared at her, wondering if her words were true.

I’d do just about anything for her to never bring that up again.

A long time ago, when we were in high school, her father had given me an ultimatum.

Leave Six alone, and never contact her again, or he’d make Six’s life a living hell.

The bad thing was, I knew that he could do it.

So like any dumbass seventeen-year-old, I’d done it.

I’d left her behind, gone my own way, and had never looked back.

At least, for appearance’s sake anyway, that was what I did.

In reality, I kept an eye on her from a distance, making sure that she was always okay.

At least, until Lynn, the man that might as well be my very own father, had taken a liking to her.

Then Six had come back into my life with a vengeance, and ever since she and Lynn had married, I’d found it almost impossible to get back into her good graces.

Which, might I add, was bullshit.

I’d done it for her.

Sure, once I’d ‘grown up’ I could’ve come back into her life, but who the hell would want an ex-con in their life?

I knew that I wouldn’t want anyone like me in Six’s life.

Hell, it was bad enough that I had to allow her husband, Lynn, to have a part of her life. If anything, Lynn was worse than I was.

But at least he loved her and would protect her.

That was more than I’d done for her.

“That’s not going to matter to him, honey,” Lynn said. “He believes that he deserves your ire, so he won’t care if you stop.”

That was true.

I did deserve her ire.

I’d left her, like she’d said.

Then again, I’d left a lot of people behind in my thirty-two years. Six was just one of many.

“Fine,” she said. “Then just do it because I want you to be happy.”

My eye started to twitch.

“I’m an ex-con, Six,” I said. “No woman’s going to want anything to do with me on Farmers Only. Or any website for that matter.”

Six rolled her eyes. “Bruno, you’re hot, successful, and you’re unattached. Trust me when I say that any woman is going to go for you, ex-con status or not.”

I sighed.

“I shot and killed someone. On purpose. There was no ‘oh, I might or might not have been high on adrenaline because he beat up my sister.’ I shot and killed someone. On. Purpose. People don’t just get over that because I’m hot,” I argued.

“You shot someone because you had to.” She waved my worry away. “And trust me when I say, someone out there will understand.”

Hell, I didn’t even understand.

And I’d been the one to do the shooting.

Granted, the guy had been a piece of shit.

He’d raped three women. He’d beat up his own mother. And he’d all but maimed a two-year-old with his careless actions.

But that wasn’t my reasoning for killing the piece of shit.

Hell, I hadn’t even known about all of that other stuff.

I’d known that the motherfucker had tried to kill me because of some suspected slight, and I’d had no other choice but to shoot him and suffer the consequences. That was it. Me or him.

I’d chosen me.

And then I’d spent the next eighteen months behind bars until the parole board had learned of all the other shit that the man had done in his life. Then they’d been all, ‘Oh, no. We need heroes like you on the outside.’ Which was a bunch of shit.

I was no hero.

“Are you even listening to me?” Six snapped.

“You know he’s not listening to you.” Catori, one of my brothers’ wives, chuckled.

“Where is your cut?” another woman asked. “You can’t take a picture like that. You have to have your cut on.”

I looked over to find Swayze, Trick’s wife, staring at me with her phone in her hand.

“Why?” I asked.

“Because leather and bikers go hand in hand,” she said. “If you don’t have your cut on, nobody will know that you’re in a club. And being in a club automatically ratchets up the hotness factor.”

I rolled my eyes. “It got dirty. Had to have it dry-cleaned.”

In all honesty, it got blood on it, and I’d had to douse it down with the water hose before taking it to the dry cleaners to see if they could salvage it.

If not, I might or might not need to find a new one.

I was hoping that it came out, though.

Or, at least, when I wore it, it didn’t look like I’d tie-dyed it in blood.

“Well that’s just stupid,” Swayze grumbled as she put her phone down.

“I have one from last week,” Blaise called out, pumping her fist into the air as if she’d hit the jackpot. “And he looks good in it. He’s not even scowling!”

I rolled my eyes.

“Oh, that one’s perfect. Send it to me.” Six was still typing away at the computer. “What do you think of this biography for a profile? Hobby pig farmer by day, Souls Chapel Revenant MC by night. Thirty-two-year-old man looking for a woman that isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. Anybody that can’t manage that need not reply.”

“I think we should add this…” Wyett suggested as she rattled off her idea of edits.

I sighed and sipped my beer, wondering idly how long it would take to get dinner figured out.

I was ready to go home.

Today had been long, and my fucking knuckles were aching.

Even worse, I think my back was acting up again.

I’d have to make another appointment at the chiropractor. The one that was scared of me.

Yay.

“Ohhh.” One of the ladies laughed, catching my attention.

“Oh, here’s one for you.” Six dissolved into laughter, turning the computer screen my way.

Wanted: Man to feed me Doritos so my fingers don’t get orange. No weirdos.

My ideal match: No animals, no kids, no annoying voices, doesn’t like beaches, can deal with me not talking, and doesn’t mind when I talk down to you or that I’m smarter than you. Also, it’d be ideal if you don’t like to cuddle, because my body temperature runs hot, and I don’t generally like people touching me skin to skin. Is blunt and doesn’t try to use sarcasm. Won’t try to get me to go out to places where there is a large group setting.

Again, no weirdos.

“This chick sounds like she’s perfect for you.” Six clicked on the photo, but she didn’t need to.

I’d seen the photo.

The woman was gorgeous.

Though I couldn’t see her height, I could make out other things.

She was curled up in a chair that looked like a cocoon of sorts. One with really tall sides, big, poofy cushions, and it was all hanging from a contraption from the ceiling.

She had her knees crisscrossed in front of her, and she was wearing a baggy white t-shirt, black horn-rimmed glasses, and had a book partially in front of her face.

That book happened to be one of my favorites.

Captain’s Fury by Jim Butcher.

In all honesty, that was the very first thing to catch my eye.

Her hair, which was so fuckin’ curly that I knew if I tried to run my fingers through it, they’d get caught at least a dozen times.

“She’s perfect,” Crockett declared. “Message her. But don’t make it weird. Make it… sweet.”

“Bruno’s not sweet,” one of the boys, likely Sin, called out. “Don’t make him come off as sweet. The chick will definitely know that it wasn’t him that wrote it.”

I rolled my eyes.

“Messaged her. Let’s see what she says.” Six squealed, clapping her hands.

I sighed.

“Oh, she already messaged back. Oh my God. She said, ‘Hell no.’”

My brows lifted at that.

“Oh, she’s perfect. I just know it.” Six snickered.

“Oh my God. I knew she looked familiar! That’s Belle Pena! One of my good friends! Sorry, Bruno. But there’s no way in hell that she’s going to agree to date you. She has a type,” Beckham said as she settled her son, Hiro, more firmly on her shoulder.

She looked like she was lagging, though.

I bent forward and caught the kid before Beckham, who really was interested in this whole mess, dropped her own kid.

Beckham didn’t even notice that she was giving him away to me before she was insinuating herself into the bullshit.

I tipped back the beer and settled the kid more solidly on my shoulder.

He snuggled in deep, buried his face in my neck, and promptly sneezed all down my neck.

Gross.

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Lani Lynn Vale is married to the love of her life that she met in high school. She fell in love with him because he was wearing baseball pants. Ten years later they have three perfectly crazy children and a cat named Demon who likes to wake her up at ungodly times in the night. They live in the greatest state in the world, Texas. She writes contemporary and romantic suspense, and has a love for all things romance. You can find Lani in front of her computer writing away in her fictional characters world…that is until her husband and kids demand sustenance in the form of food and drink.

#WOTR22 #AttendingAuthor #Spotlight – Michel Prince

Image for Michel Prince, click to learn more.

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Michel Prince, multi genre author easily distracted by squirrels and shiny objects.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

Others. I’m really bad at writing down important details while writing and I have to go back multiple times to previous books to make sure I have eyes, hair, tattoo’s, parents names etc are correct.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

Different issues, while issues can be on a similar path every character like every person gets there a different way. While there are book formula’s that doesn’t mean you have to use the same ingredients.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Walk away, take the shower, take the stroll, find a hobby that allows you let your brain rest.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

One to ten hours. Breaks happen, so do good and bad days. All you can do is accept something was put down, reviewed or edited.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

I like my characters that are smart asses best. Esme, Bounty, and Mandy are a few of favorites 

If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?

Amara Acquired, Jessica Biel, Betty White, Darby Stanchfield…. Haven’t figured out the heroes yet.

What are your social links?

www.facebook.com/michelprincebooks

instagram.com/michelprincebooks

tiktok.com/michelprincebooks

twitter.com/michelprince1

What are your buy links?

https://www.audible.com/author/Michel-Prince/B007XWI6OA?ref=a_search_c3_lAuthor_1_1_1&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=YGE643D7C8G9J5SKCS4Y

https://www.amazon.com/Michel-Prince/e/B007XWI6OA?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1630889735&sr=8-1

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#wotr #attendingauthor #novella With You by J.M. Walker

Our world changed five years ago, and it left behind this gaping hole in our relationship.

We were now trying to figure out a way to move past a tragedy without losing ourselves in the process.

Married, with a son, we needed to communicate but neither of us wanted to talk about our loss. Instead, we focused on our little boy.

Finally, after having had enough, we took a trip, learned new things about each other, and fell into an even deeper kind of love.

We revealed new truths about one another and because of that, we could come out of this stronger in the end.

Author note: With You is part of the Perfectly Stated Series but Meadow and Shade can originally be found in With Us, book 2 in The Next Generation Series. With You is a continuation of their story and is 5 years after With Us takes place.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59025143-with-you?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=OoxxVLXxTs&rank=50

Amazon https://amzn.to/3nnbtu8

Review by Twinsie Dee

I was given this book by the author for an honest review

When its been 5 years since you’ve lost the love of your life do you ever really move on? Meadow and Shade lost the love of their life and with the anniversary of his death right around the corner they have to figure out what they want to do to heal their hearts. When Meadow’s parents offer to take their son for the weekend they get some much needed alone time to reconnect to who they use to be. Will they be able to come together or will they just keep rolling with the punches of life. Wow J.M has done it again with another amazing book,  love story, and having a way to connect you to the characters emotional

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who hit USA Today with Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology. She loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

#WOTR22 #Trilogy #Mafia #BadBoy – Appointed by Fate (3 book series) by Skye McNeil

Appointed by Fate

Exonerated with Love

Credence

Appointed by Fate-

One of Iowa’s most prominent criminal attorneys, Joci Dorous is ruthless and devoid of emotion in the courtroom. It’s what makes her the best. Her most recent client allegedly committed murder and, despite a rocky start, Joci is determined to win Cameron Shearer’s case.

Since this is her first homicide, she has the support of a second-chair attorney—her ex who wants her back. To make things more complicated, her hunky cop of a booty call, Cameron’s arresting officer, isn’t quite ready to let her go either. Who knew being surrounded by three hot guys could be so deliciously exhausting?

As the mystery of the case unravels, she soon discovers the true reason behind Cameron’s impromptu visit to Iowa. It’s this knowledge that endangers all those she holds dear. Caught up in confusion, chaos, and criminal law, how will her heart survive the final verdict?

Exonerated with Love-

Can second chances really exist for a bad boy mobster and the only woman to ever steal his heart?

There’s a hit out on Cameron Shearer’s life, his mafia ties dragging him down the path of darkness once more. After a harrowing meeting, he discovers no one ever stays dead when you’re in the mafia. Determined not to lose the only woman he’s loved, Cameron turns to the Del Rossi mob for one last favor. Unfortunately for him, the ending may not be as happy as he once hoped.

Joci Dorous has it all. She’s happy, engaged, and just started her own law firm with her best friend. Everything appears perfect, until she discovers a suspicious trail of money in her business accounts and her once dutiful fiancé suddenly turns as shady as his mob boss. When strangers clash amid mobs, Joci is left to decipher who her heart truly belongs to

Credence – 

Alliances are tested the final installment in Cameron and Joci’s love story when mobsters and lawyers collide.

Cameron Shearer’s life as a police officer is put on hold when the Del Rossi mob demands restitution. One last job with the mob then he’s done for good. Too bad for him his ex-girlfriend—and sister of his mafia boss—isn’t on the same page. Thrown into a life of heists, arrests, and his past, Cameron must walk the line of good and evil.

When Cameron is forced back to his mobster ways, Joci must face a potential future without him. Juggling two law firms, a family, and the mob is harder than she could’ve prepared for. Just when she thinks life falls into place, something disrupts their future.

Will history repeat itself or will their love find credence?

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Award-winning author Skye McNeil began writing at the age of seventeen and has been lost in a love affair ever since. During the day, she moonlights as a paralegal at a law firm favoring criminal law.

Skye enjoys writing contemporary and suspense romance novels that leave readers craving more and falling in love over and over. She writes contemporary and historical novels ranging from sweet and sassy to steamy and sultry.

Her constant writing companions two cuddly Australian Shepherds, a purring cat, and her daughter. When she’s not writing, Skye enjoys spending time with family, photography, volleyball, traveling, and curling up with a cup of coffee and reading.

#WOTR22 #AttendingAuthor #Spotlight – Marie Piper

Marie Piper

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hello! I’m Marie Piper, I live in Chicago, and I write American Historical Romance.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

I tend to think the following books in a series are harder than the first book, because you’ve got boundaries you’ve set for yourself and established things that you can’t really change.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

If you can find something – an element, a character, a scene – that you’re excited about and that feels fresh and new, it can carry you through the less-inspiring times.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Taking long solo walks to let your mind wander. Getting plenty of sleep. Reading books by other amazing authors.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

I don’t really have a daily routine – I’m a homeschool Mom, so I fit writing in whenever I can!

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

I will always love Billie, the heroine of HIS BLUEBIRD BRIDE which is the first book in my Gilded Brides series, because I wrote her book in response to a writer’s group I was in at the time who basically all believed that a former prostitute or madam couldn’t be a heroine. I disagreed…so I wrote a series full of former prostitute/madam heroines. Billie’s book was the first time I felt really free to write what I wanted to read.

If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?

Christina Hendricks would be an amazing Billie in a movie of HIS BLUEBIRD BRIDE….though I think the Gilded Brides series could make for a good TV series, as there are plenty of characters to explore.

What is your definition of success?

Being able to write my weird little books and have some people like them. That’s enough for me.

What are your social links?

https://www.facebook.com/MariePiperBooks

https://twitter.com/mariepiperbooks

https://instagram.com/mariepiperbooks

What are your buy links?

http://www.mariepiper.com/

https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B015PALG34

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