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#wotr #newrelease #mm #standalone Rebound by Kate Hawthorne 

They say the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else… 
 
At least that’s what Ben is trying to convince himself. Ready to put his ex-boyfriend in the rear view for good, he connects with a handsome older man who’s only interested in something quick and casual. Their rules are simple—no strings, no feelings, and absolutely no kissing. 
 
Thomas has never been with a man before, but in the midst of divorcing his estranged wife, he knows it’s something he is ready to act on. He’s wondered for years if his attraction to men is something real, so hooking up with an experienced and gorgeous younger man seems like a surefire way to find out. Better yet, it’ll kill two birds with one stone: exploring the depths of his midlife awakening and moving forward into a brand kind of new life. 
 
One time together turns into two times, and two turns into something regular, but the rules still apply… until they don’t. Late night phone calls lead to early evening dinner dates, and one by one the rules are all out the window. 
 
Ben was supposed to be Thomas’s first time, and Thomas was supposed to be Ben’s rebound…but what if the best way to get over someone is also the best way to fall in love? 

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61755118-rebound?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=2lvevTnI6s&rank=37

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Review by Twinsie Dee

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

What better way to get over your ex-wife then sleeping with a man right? Well Thomas did that very thing he always had a curious side of him of what it would be like to be with a man, and after he finally got divorced from his wife who was actually cheating on him, he thought what better time than now he was alone in his new apartment he got on an app he had so hidden no one would find it. Ben was dealing with a narcissist boyfriend who just abused his body, mind and spirit, but a good romp in the sheets seemed to fix it for that moment. Well he finally had enough and finally ended it with him, Ben found himself on the same app, not looking for anything serious just a good lay from time to time. Well Ben and Thomas end up talking and next thing Thomas knew he was at Ben’s door for the first time and his first time being with a man. It was everything Thomas ever though it would be and he was glad he finally did it and Ben was just as impressed with Thomas’s performance even though he didn’t know it was his first time with a man. Will Thomas be able to keep his past in the past and just be able to hook up with Ben without catching feelings and same for Ben who was fine with a no strings attached hookup or will everything come out of the closet and go up in flames. Wow this story was so spicey and crazy but oh so good.  

With over two dozen published romances to her name, Kate Hawthorne has built a recognizable brand around telling emotional stories that pack a figurative (and sometimes literal) punch. 
 
Existing on a steady diet of wine and coffee, Kate spends her days dreaming up angsty stories full of heat, kink, and heart. Kate now lives in Louisville, where she writes romance, reads romance, and hides from the humidity. 

#wotr #attendingauthor #seriesstarter Seeing Sound (Tasting Madness 1) by Albany Walker  

I’m starting over. 
 
Moving to a new town to start college, where I can try to be normal. Or at least pretend I am. 
 
I’m willing to fake it, because I’m tired of trying to get better. Tired of spilling my guts to doctors and therapists to understand why I’ve heard voices since I was a child. 
 
The meds are working… for now, but if they stop, I’ll never tell. I just want to live my life, and if that means ignoring why so many people think I’m crazy, so be it. 
 
She’s the most silent storm I’ve ever witnessed. 
 
Waylynn is as pretty as a picture, curvy, with hazel eyes that always seem to evade everyone’s gaze. 
 
She’s been avoiding me since our first encounter, but fate intervenes and brings her right back to me… and my brother. 
 
Now I need to know more. 
 
Seeing Sound is the first book of the Tasting Madness Series. This is Reverse Harem novel with adult themes and situations. 

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61147470-seeing-sound

Amazon https://amzn.to/3QkhuUW

Review by Twinsie Dee

I was given this by the author for an honest review  

Waylynn is starting college in a new town and trying to be as normal as possible. She got the right combination of medication so that the voices will stop for the time being and she can be as normal as she can. But when she hears the voices that are normally in her head out loud, she starts to get a little freaked out but she isnt going to let that bother her too much. She’s just gotten out of the in-patient treatment center that her parents send her to when the voices get to strong because her medication isnt working again. But this time shes not going crazy the voices belong to faces and they are right in front of her. Maverick is the TA in Waylynn’s english class and they have a pull to each other that is very strange to her shes never felt anything like this before. But she also feels it for his brother too. She cant explain these feelings but she also don’t know what to do about it. None of them do, will they give into these feelings, with Waylynn telling them all about her past or will she keep it a secret. This book was so good a bit confusing to me in the beginning but then the pieces started to go together and I couldn’t put it down. Once again Albany proves why I love her and anticipate all of her words. 

Albany lives in Michigan where she’s happily married to her high school sweetheart. She spends most of her time juggling her four children’s extracurricular activities, with her nose stuck in a book. When not reading you can find her writing her very own book boyfriends. Albany’s passion is writing romance with real characters that are far from perfect, but always seem to find their own happily ever afters. 

#wotr23 #attendingauthor #releaseblitz Rebound by Kate Hawthorne

REBOUND

by Kate Hawthorne

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Release Date: September 8, 2022

Cover Design: Golden Czermak @ FuriousFotog

Genre: M/M Romance
Trope: Age-gap, sexual awakening, first time, friends with benefits, HEA


Synopsis

They say the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else…

At least that’s what Ben is trying to convince himself is true. Ready to put his ex-boyfriend in the rear view for good, he connects with a handsome older man who’s only interested in something quick and casual. Their rules are simple—no strings, no feelings, and absolutely no kissing.

Thomas has never been with a man before, but in the midst of divorcing his estranged wife, he knows it’s something he is ready to act on. He’s wondered for years if his attraction to men is something real, so hooking up with an experienced and gorgeous younger man seems like a surefire way to find out. Better yet, it’ll kill two birds with one stone: exploring the depths of his midlife awakening and moving forward into a brand kind of new life.

One time together turns into two times, and two turns into something regular, but the rules still apply… until they don’t. Late night phone calls lead to early evening dinner dates, and one by one the rules are all out the window.

Ben was supposed to be Thomas’s first time, and Thomas was supposed to be Ben’s rebound…but what if the best way to get over someone is also the best way to fall in love?

Rebound is a 75,000 word romance with a midlife sexual awakening, plenty of firsts, unexpected feelings, and a steamy happy ending.


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Excerpt

Ben’s cheeks burned. “There’s a difference between talking dirty and offering up a how-to guide.”

“Do I need a step-by-step?”Thomas looked up at him with an arched brow. His expression was decidedly smug, like he knew he was good in bed without instruction. That if Ben did offer him a little guidance…he could be great.

“No,”he conceded. “But it wouldn’t hurt for you to finesse your technique a little.”

“Finesse.”

Thomas looked at him in disbelief, taking a drink of his wine but not breaking away from Ben’s gaze. Ben, for his part, was enraptured. The Thomas sitting across from him was almost like a whole new version of himself. At least as far as Ben knew. To him, it seemed that giving Thomas the space to admit his sexuality had empowered him to speak freely about the things he wanted, the things he was good at. It wasn’t arrogance or cockiness. It was confidence. It was competence. It was fucking hot.

“There’s things that you can learn,”he said.

“Practice makes perfect.”

Was Ben imagining things, or had Thomas’s voice slipped down a register with that ask? Ben shifted his weight, thankful he’d put a shirt on, but regretful he hadn’t opted for pants. The underwear did little to hide the interested bulge between his legs.

“Is that what you’re looking for?” Ben asked. “Someone to practice on?”

“Practice with,” Thomas corrected.

“Casually.”

“Formally.”

Now it was Ben’s turn to arch a brow. That wasn’t anywhere close to what they’d talked about the first time.

“Not committed,” Thomas amended. “Well…”

“Exclusive,”he supplied. “But not serious.”

“Right.” Ben didn’t have enough wine in his glass—or the bottle—to have this conversation.

“I’ll go get tested,” Thomas said.

Ben swallowed, dragging his tongue across the front of his teeth. “Why?”

“What I said earlier still stands. I don’t like condoms.”

“You’re not the only person in this…this…formally exclusive casual arrangement.”

“Did you want to keep using them?” Thomas asked.

“I feel like this conversation has gotten away from me.” He topped off his wine and took a large swallow. “You were just coming out of the closet at me and now you’re talking about fucking me bare.”

“Well, when you say it like that…”



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About the Author

With over two dozen published romances to her name, Kate Hawthorne has built a recognizable brand around telling emotional stories that pack a figurative (and sometimes literal) punch.

Existing on a steady diet of wine and coffee, Kate spends her days dreaming up angsty stories full of heat, kink, and heart. Kate now lives in Louisville, where she writes romance, reads romance, and hides from the humidity.



#review #standalone #partofaseries Perfect Date( Mason Creek 26) by Jennifer Miller  


Mason Creek’s newest single resident, Charlotte Knight is looking for love in all the wrong places apparently. Desperate to find “the one” and get her happily ever after, she gives online dating a try. Not wanting to get the small-town gossip wheels turning, she meets all her dates at a bar in the next town over. And sexy bartender, Justin Gray has a front-row seat to the disaster that has become her love life. When he offers to fake date her in order to show her what a perfect date is supposed to be like things get real complicated, real fast.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59735370-perfect-date

Amazon https://amzn.to/3JVNqMi

Review by Twinsie Dee

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

Charlie just wanted a fresh start, new relationship in a new place, after her boyfriend of 2 years pulled the ultimate Legally Blonde move and took her to a fancy dinner where she hoped he was going to pop the question only to be broken up with. So Charlie’s uncle offered her a job at his dentist office in Mason Creek and she took it 6 months later her bestie told her she needed to try some dating apps and well 3 failed dates later and a good laugh for the good looking bartender and she was done sating until the good looking bartender came into her office and offered to show her what a real date is supposed to be like. But with that will these two catch feelings or will it be another fail.

Author Jennifer Miller was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois but now calls Arizona home. After winning a school writing contest at the young age of nine, when she wrote a book about a girl and her pet unicorn (her spirit animal), she dreamed of writing a book of her own. The important lesson she learned about dreams is that they don’t simply fall into your lap – you have to chase them yourself. Her greatest role however is that of a wife and mother. When she’s not writing you’ll likely find her loudly cheering on her daughters at their basketball games, spending time with those she loves, or up to shenanigans with her bestie.

#wotr #partofaseries #review Gorgeous Nightmare (Ariel Kimber 8) by Mary Martel 

Isobel has been through a lot more than the average woman in her short life.

Family murdered.

Tortured by the Council.

Rescued by a beautiful man she’s obsessed with.

She’s not the average witch. She’s slightly broken, plagued by horrible nightmares, and she’s also just a little bit on the crazy side.

But broken and slightly crazy women deserve love too, right?

She sure thinks so. Now she’s got to convince all the men in her life that they should take a chance on her and give love a try as well.

The only problem with that is they’re all just as crazy as she is, if not even more so. And she is certainly not the only damaged one in the bunch.

They’ve all got their own nightmares to face, they just need to learn that it’s much easier to face them together than it is to stand all alone in the dark with no one to hold your hand through it.

Goodreads  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61481086-gorgeous-nightmare

Amazon https://amzn.to/3b2pAms

Review by Twinsie Dee

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

Finally we are getting a looking into a few new characters we have gotten to know later on in the series. Isobel was saved by Ariel from the council she was being held captive in a dark hole chained by her arms and had her eye sight stripped, they used and abused her also they killed her entire family. She is a fighter and now she’s living with Rain, and Baxter in the cabin. They are their own little family with Romero who is Dash’s father who was thought to be dead all theses year surprise a deep dark secret that Ariel was able to solve. Also Finn is now a part of this little group and hes got eyes for 1 female witch that is a first for him a female has never made him feel this way but Isobel does. These lives might have a tragic and traumatic past but together they are each other’s missing links and are the key to each others happiness. MARY has done it again another amazing book in a world im so in love with.

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

#review #newrelease #standalone#partofaseries Perfect Attraction ( Mason Creek 29) by Terri E. Laine 

 

Mitch Bowmen didn’t have plans to be an instant father. But fate decided for him. Hiring Sunshine to help him navigate his new family situation was the right move. Acting on his deep attraction for Sunshine isn’t. Especially since her life is more complicated than his.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59962918-perfect-attraction

Amazon https://amzn.to/3843k9S

Review by Twinsie Dee

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

Ok so we are back in the Bowmen house and Sunshine is helping with James and Zoe the newest family members that no one really knew about and shes 5. Well now shes here and her mom is missing so Nate called his brother Mitchell to tell him he has a daughter and he needs to get back to Mason Creek immediately. Mitchell obviously had no idea he had a daughter he was always so careful so he thought, well once he gets home, and meets his daughter for the first time, he gets to see how much his childhood home has changed since he was last there when his mother was alive. Then he sees Sunshine for the first time and he has no idea what he has gotten into, and Sunshine has butterflies in her stomach and feels her face getting warmer when she see him.  Will these two keep it professional and be just boss and employee or will they give into their attraction for each other becoming a little family. Also will Mitchell keep his promise to his daughter and bring her mom home. This was such a cute story and i loved getting more of Sunshine and being back in the Bowmen’s house.

Terri E. Laine, USA Today bestselling author, left a lucrative career as a CPA to pursue her love for writing. Outside of her roles as a wife and mother of three, she’s always been a dreamer and as such became an avid reader at a young age. 

Many years later, she got a crazy idea to write a novel and set out to try to publish it. With over a dozen titles published under various pen names, the rest is history. Her journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. She looks forward to many more memories to come.

#review #standalone #partofaseries Perfect Someday ( Mason Creek 28) by Lauren Runow 

Matthew Simms has two goals in life, marry his high school sweetheart, Hannah, and play in the MLB some day. Coming from Mason Creek, he always assumed he’d be his and Hannah’s ticket out of the small town, but when Hannah shows off her talents that she held hidden for so many years some plans change. Will love or following your dreams win over everything else when decisions have to be made?

Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn’t writing, you’ll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59936745-perfect-melody

Amazon https://amzn.to/3JRSst5

Review by Twinsie Dee

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

They say nothing last forever especially when your young, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for Hannah and Matthew. Until they have to face the reality that Matthew is going to college and Hannah isnt sure what she wants to do after she graduates, til one day shes caught singing at Matthew’s dads house and her amazing voice is discovered. Next thing she knows Tucker (Matthew’s dad) is asking her to do a duet with him on stage and that’s when Hannah figures out she wants to become a singer. A band is formed and gigs are books and Hannah is spending more time with the guys in her band then she is her boyfriend and he’s leaving for college and Hannah is moving to Nashville and she makes the hard decision to end their relationship and figuring out that their someday may never happen. Years fly by and Hannah finds herself back in mason creek to help with her mom and then comes face to face with Matthew, will these two rekindle their old flame or keep on their separate paths and never have the someday they always dreamed of.

Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She is a proud Rotarian, helps run a local non-profit kids science museum, and was awarded Woman of the Year from Congressman Garamendi. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

#releaseblitz #partofaseries Perfect Date ( Mason Creek 26) by Jennifer Miller

Perfect Date, Mason Creek Book #26 (standalone) by Jennifer Miller is available on Kindle Unlimited! 

 

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Mason Creek’s newest single resident, Charlotte Knight is looking for love in all the wrong places apparently. Desperate to find “the one” and get her happily ever after, she gives online dating a try. Not wanting to get the small-town gossip wheels turning, she meets all her dates at a bar in the next town over. And sexy bartender, Justin Gray has a front-row seat to the disaster that has become her love life. When he offers to fake date her in order to show her what a perfect date is supposed to be like things get real complicated, real fast.

One-Click: https://amzn.to/3R7nEcC

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About The Author:

Author Jennifer Miller was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois but now calls Arizona home. After winning a school writing contest at the young age of nine, when she wrote a book about a girl and her pet unicorn (her spirit animal), she dreamed of writing a book of her own. The important lesson she learned about dreams is that they don’t simply fall into your lap – you have to chase them yourself. Her greatest role however is that of a wife and mother. When she’s not writing you’ll likely find her loudly cheering on her daughters at their basketball games, spending time with those she loves, or up to shenanigans with her bestie. For more information about Jennifer Miller, please visit www.jennifermillerwrites.com

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#review #partofaseries More Than a Memory ( Cole Creek 2) by Molly McLain 

More Than A Memory is a small town, brother’s best friend, second chance romance!

We were more than we pretended to be.

Or maybe we were never anything at all.

-Olivia-

I loved him when I shouldn’t have. And I left him to save us both.

Now my life is in danger and he’s the only one who can offer the protection I need.

I hate being so vulnerable, so weak…

But if I’m going to bare my secrets to anyone, it’s him. Even if he hates me for them.

-Aiden-

I would have risked it all for her, but she quit before she ever gave us a chance.

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I don’t hate her like she thinks I do, but this is more than a job for me.

This is my chance to prove that Olivia and I…

We’re more than a memory.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57593823-more-than-a-memory?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=6Pn24iPU6R&rank=20

Amazon https://amzn.to/3oa24qy

Review by Twinsie Dee

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

Olivia had her life turned upside down after her husband was killed by the mob and left her in a dangerous spot o much so she was handed a picture with a target on it. So now shes under 24 hour surveillance, and they want to put her with a bodyguard/fake boyfriend who else is she gonna trust with her life but the first guy she ever loved. Aiden will never forget what Liv did and how she broke his heart. So when he finds out he’s picked to be her fake boyfriend he puts the brakes on as fast as he can. Will Aiden put his feelings aside to keep Liv safe or will he say your on your own and let her deal with this issue without him. Secrets from their past will come to the surface rather they are ready or not.

Author of sexy, small town romance. Lover of banana Laffy Taffy, 80’s ballads, 90’s rock, and road trips. Location: Wisconsin. Sign: Sagittarius. Religion: Coffee and naps.

#newrelease #standalone #partofaseries More Than A Memory (Cole Creek 2) by Molly McLain

Title: More Than a Memory
Series: Cole Creek #2
Author: Molly McLain
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 21, 2022
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We were more than we pretended to be. Or maybe we were nothing at all.
-Olivia-
I loved him when I shouldn’t have. And I left him to save us both. Now my life is in danger and he’s the only one who can offer the protection I need.
I hate being so vulnerable, so weak… But if I’m going to bare my secrets to anyone, it’s him.
Even if he hates me for them.
-Aiden-
I would have risked it all for her, but she quit before she ever gave us a chance. She chose another man and another life, instead. And now his choices might cost her hers.
I don’t hate her like she thinks I do, but this is more than a job for me. This is my chance to prove that Olivia and I…
We’re more than a memory.
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Molly McLain lives in a tiny Wisconsin town with her husband, three kiddos, and two adorable German Shorthaired Pointers. She’s addicted to 80’s ballads, 90’s rock, cheesecake, and office supplies, and she’s been scribbling down love stories in spiral notebooks since she was old enough to daydream about hunky boys and happily-ever-afters. Now, she turns those daydreams into steamy, small town romance novels.