All posts by Tenise W

#WOTR21 #AttendingAuthor #MMRomance #EnemiesToLovers —Silver and Gold (Silver in the City #2) by: A.D. Ellis


Just as Silver begins to wonder if his casual relationship with Gold might turn into more, the two men are thrown into a position that has the lovers quickly turning into enemies.
With no way to escape each other, Silver and Gold begrudgingly agree to make the best of an impossible situation.
Will Gold’s search for perfection drive them apart or can Silver show Gold that imperfection can be beautiful?
Silver & Gold is a steamy, slow burn M/M enemies-to-lovers, forced proximity romance between two slightly self-absorbed artists.
This is the second book in the Silver in the City series.

Goodreads

Amazon

Review by Twinsie Tenise

Silver & Gold is book #2 in the Silver in the City Series. Each book is about a different couple, but I highly recommend reading them in order to have a better understanding of things. Plus, each of these couples have their own things that make them AMAZING. You don’t wanna miss a thing.

What would you do if you started feeling MORE for a casual fling? If you are thinking maybe you should take things to the next level, then an unfortunate mistake, turns you into enemies?

That is exactly what happened to Benji & Rhys and now the only place they want to take things is far, far away from each other. That is kind of hard for them to do since they really have nowhere to hide.

I love this series so much! All of the men are amazing and each of them have a special place in my heart. I’m both excited and sad to read book 3. I don’t want this series to end.

A.d. Ellis is my go to when I need an MM fix. Her books always grab me from the first paragraph and don’t let go until the last word. Silver and Gold had the same effect on me. I can’t wait to read book 3 in this series.

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.

#WOTR21 #AttendingAuthor #MMRomance #AgeGap —Silver and Sage (Silver in the City #1) by: A.D. Ellis


Silver doesn’t have time for feelings or a relationship. Then Sage shows up.
Sage is Silver’s exact opposite, his renter, and his new employee. The kid is much too young and much too innocent.
There are a million reasons why Silver and Sage should never get together. And Silver plans to keep it that way.
Until all of those reasons go up in flames with one kiss.

Silver & Sage is a steamy, slow burn M/M age gap, opposites-attract romance between a shy, inexperienced nerd and an outgoing grump of a bar owner.

Goodreads

Amazon

Review by Twinsie Tenise

Bode, his twin brother, and their cousin are looking for a roommate. They hold interviews for the open room, trying to find a fit. Everyone thinks Sage would be the perfect roommate. Well, everyone except for Bode. He tries all he can to talk the others out of picking Sage. What is Bode’s aversion to Sage moving in? And will he win the roommate disagreement?

Silver and Sage is a cute May/December romance between a bitter, brooding, bar owner who is in so much denial about his feelings for a cute little geek who keeps to himself and is very confused as to why Bode is the way he is towards him.

I loved everything about these two and their oh so slow burn romance. As with all the books I’ve read by this author, it left me completely happy with the outcome but at the same time wanting the story to go on forever because the characters were just so loveable.

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.

#WOTR21 #AttendingAuthor #MMRomance #FriendsToLovers —Hearts Ablaze (Forged in the City book 1) by: A.D. Ellis


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.

*This is the first book in the Forged in the City series.*

Goodreads

Amazon

Review by Twinsie Tenise

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.

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.

#WOTR21 #AttendingAuthor #LGBTQIA+ #FantasyRomance —What Blooms Beneath by: A.D. Ellis


Kellan considers himself lucky to have an adequate existence on earth where, in the year 2044, common citizens toil under the oppressive thumb of a corrupt and unscrupulous government. Kellan dreams of becoming part of the Department of Paranormal, Supernatural, and Fantasy Sciences, but his application is continually denied because he has no extra-sapien blood. Kellan’s simple reality shifts when Rhône unexpectedly enters his life.
Rhône, living in a camouflaged, underground village, never planned to get involved with an individual from the outer world. When Rhône and Kellan cross paths, there’s no denying the attraction and pull between them. But there’s something else, something more, just beneath the surface.
A hidden world and painful secrets are a potentially complicated blend. However, with Rhône by his side, enlightening details and unexplored powers provide Kellan with an opportunity for deep self-discovery. Will Kellan’s open and accepting heart allow for an extraordinary love to bloom? Or will the vast differences between Kellan and Rhône take root and strangle any hope for a flourishing future?
**What Blooms Beneath is an LGBT+ Fantasy Romance featuring a pansexual male and genderqueer intersex individual.**

Goodreads

Amazon

Review by Twinsie Tenise

The book takes place on earth in the year 2044. It starts when Kellan meets someone named Rhone in the park. After their encounter, Kellan people watches for a week hoping to see Rhone again- he just can’t seem to get them out of his mind. It was beginning to seem like Rhone didn’t really exist.

I really enjoyed this book about love and acceptance. There are definitely lessons to be learned from it. Sometimes it may seem like its easier to walk away then to deal with the hurtful words and looks of others because society has a hard time dealing with things they consider different. But, you need to listen to your heart and ignore the negativity that may be lurking round you if you want find your happily ever after.

I can honestly say What Blooms Beneath was the very first LGBTQ fantasy book I have read. It was absolutely amazing and definitely set the bar high for any books I read from the same genre. I look forward to reading more of this genre, hopefully by the same author, in the future!

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.

#RomanticSuspense #Angst #PartofaSeries Promises: Dangerous Web #3 by: Aleatha Romig

The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with the epic conclusion of the all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig. Have you been Aleatha’d?The dramatic conclusion to the Web of Sin trilogy is here. Araneae McCrie has lived her entire life without knowing the truth. Deceived by so many, is Sterling Sparrow able to keep his promise?Even if he does, will it be too much?What promises should be kept and which ones should be left in the dark?*Promises is book three—Sterling and Araneae’s epic conclusion—of the acclaimed Web of Sin trilogy. The Sparrow Webs continue with Tangled Web trilogy.

Goodreads

Amazon

Review by Twinsie Tenise

I counted down the minutes to the release of Promises. I started the minute ot appeared on my Kindle. I kept telling myself, this is it, read slow- savor it. Easier said than done, I guess. I finished in a day. While I’m sad Sterling and Araneae’s story has come to an end, at the same time I am happy to have finally got the answers I have been seeking since book 1 in the series.
This book, actually the entire series consumed me. It was very well written and kept me on the edge of my seat till the end.

About Aleatha Romig

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, contemporary, romantic comedy – PLUS ONE followed by ONE NIGHT and ANOTHER ONE. Aleatha has returned to her dark roots (not her hair) with the release of the WEB of SIN and TANGLED WEB trilogies.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and is a member of PEN AMERICA. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

To receive TEXT message notifications of Aleatha’s new releases and sales please text Aleatha1d to 21000.

#Wotr21 #AttendingAuthor #SecondChanceRomance —Whisper Forever by: C.A. Harms

Recommended for Mature Audience

I wanted to forget him so many times. Erase the memories we shared and pretend he didn’t exist. It would have made his absence easier to accept.

Lucas Rivers broke my heart more than once.
In my world he was my guy, the one I’d grow old with and laugh with. But things aren’t that simple, and time changes everything.

That naive girl with dreams of happily-ever-afters was gone.
I didn’t need a man to complete me. I was enough—no, I was more than enough. I was strong and determined. I was Madelyn Emery, and never again would a boy break my heart.

But the moment Lucas returned after four years, acting like we could pick up where we left off, that strength inside me shifted. The more I tried to ignore his efforts, the harder he fought.

How can one simple word whispered by one man mean so very much?

“Forever.”

Goodreads

Amazon

Review by Twinsie Tenise

Lucas and Madelyn, next door neighbors and best friends since forever- they are inseparable, if you see one of them, the other is sure to be close by. One would think their friendship would last forever but sometimes things don’t go as planned.

Fast forward 4 years after high school graduation. Lucas returns home from college. Lucas thinks he and Madelyn can just return to the way things once were but he is going to have to try pretty hard if he wants her to so much as give him the time of day.

Talk about a page turner! Whisper Forever had me captivated from page 1. I laughed, I found myself tearing up several times and outright crying at one point while yelling at my kindle.

This was a beautifully written story that I never wanted it to end. I have absolutely loved everything I have read by this author. 5 HUGE forever stars but only because they won’t let me rate higher than that.

About C.A Harms

C.A. Harms is an avid romance and mystery reader. She’s always had a love for books, getting lost in writing and storytelling even as a young girl. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She holds an addiction for Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha’s and KitKat when she should really be focusing on water and maybe a fruit or two to make herself feel less guilty, but that feeling quickly passes…thankfully.

She is easy going, fun, and although she may seem like one of the quiet ones at first, you just wait until she gets to know you better…that quietness changes, fast

#Standalone #AllTheFeels #UglyCry —Ryan’s Bed by: Tijan

I crawled into Ryan Jensen’s bed that first night by accident.

I barely knew him. I thought it was his sister’s bed—her room. It took seconds to realize my error, and I should’ve left…
I didn’t. I didn’t jump out. I didn’t get embarrassed.
I relaxed.
And that night, in that moment, it was the only thing I craved.

I asked to stay. He let me, and I slept.

The truth? I never wanted to leave his bed. If I could’ve stayed forever, I would have.
He became my sanctuary.

Because—four hours earlier—my twin sister killed herself.

** Standalone full-length novel, Mature YA themes

Goodreads

Amazon

Review by Twinsie Tenise

Every once in a while, you read a book, and when you finish it’s like the book left an imprint on your heart. You know the book will stay with you forever. You want to reread it immediately and have copies on hand in every single format because the book is on your top books of all time list! You feel like the 5 star rating system just isn’t fair, because some books deserve WAY more than 5 stars. Ryan’s Bed is THAT book for me. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing it was. An absolute must read! Thank you, Tijan, for writing such beautiful, memorable story.

About Tijan

Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and Ryan’s Bed among others. She is currently writing to her heart’s content in north Minnesota with an English Cocker Spaniel she adores.

#NewAdultRomance #AllTheFeels #UglyCry —A Five Minute Life by: Emma Scott

It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read.–T.M. Frazier, USA Today Bestselling author of King

Remember us…when I can’t.

Thea Hughes has five minutes to live.

A car accident stole her parents and left her with the second-worst documented case of amnesia in the world. She now has only minutes of experiences, of consciousness, of life…before her memory is wiped clean. The once effervescent artist with a promising future is reduced to scribbling with pens and paper, living an empty, quiet life, three hundred seconds at a time.

Jim Whelan is on autopilot.

A foster kid shuffled around the system since birth, he’s lived his entire life without knowing love…and it’s taken its toll—until he learned to fight back, carry his armor, and keep his head down.

Working as an orderly in the Blue Ridge Sanitarium, deep in Virginia countryside, Jim looked up…and found Thea.

When Thea has the chance to break free of her five-minute prison with a risky, experimental surgery, it could lead them both to an epic love they never thought possible… or one that could require the ultimate sacrifice.

***
50 First Dates meets Awakenings in this emotional love story by international and best-selling author, Emma Scott.

A Five-Minute life contains subject matter that might be sensitive to some readers.

Goodreads

Amazon

Review by Twinsie Tenise

I was told by a friend to read this book. I totally trust her recommendations so I went in blind. Nothing I say about this book could ever do it justice. Every once in a while you read a book unlike any other, with a storyline so unique it should be in a class of it’s own. That leaves you feeling like a 5 star rating system just isn’t fair- that the book deserves way more. A Five Minute Life was definitely that book for me.
I just finished and my first thought was – PHENOMENAL! Everyone needs to read this book. It’s a real page turner and will definitely stay with me. By far the best I’ve read this year. A Five Minute Life has ALL the FEELS- make sure you have the tissues handy- you are going to need them.

About Emma Scott

Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author whose books have been translated in six languages and featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After. She writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels. Visit www.emmascottwrites.com

#Wotr21 #AttendingAuthor #MMRomance #EnemiesToLovers #PartofaSeries —Yearn(Remington Place book 4) by: A.D. Ellis



They’ve hated each other for years, but someone forgot to tell them there’s a fine line between love and hate.Khi Harris has spent his life trying to prove himself. After a disastrous relationship, all he needs is a little time to regain his footing. He has no desire to spend that time with an old enemy.Dre King has finally accepted his truth. A new home with family and friends is exactly what he needs as he begins a journey toward his dream. Khi waltzing back into Dre’s life is not part of the plan.The only thing Khi and Dre can agree on is they most definitely don’t want to be thrown together, but that’s precisely what they get. The line between hate and love is easily blurred, but these two men are determined to fight each other tooth and nail.**Yearn is a steamy, enemies-to-lovers, forced proximity M/M romance between two EMS workers who have hated each other for a decade. It’s the fourth and final book in the Remington Place series and can be read as a stand-alone, but is likely best enjoyed when read in order.**

Goodreads

Amazon

Review by Twinsie Tenise

As I read the other books in this series, I would get snippets of what was going on in the lives of everyone else who lives at Remington Place and I really anticipated getting to find out what was up with Khi and Dre’s story.

They both ended up at Remington Place for their own reasons and one would think maybe it was fate that brought them together again. However Khi doesn’t feel that way. While Dre wants to talk and maybe work through what happened in the past– Khi wants nothing to do with that conversation whatsoever.

Yearn is the 4th and final book in the Remington Place series. This is a forced proximity, enemies-to-lovers, open- your-eyes-and-get-your-head-out-of-the-past, male romance. I loved Khi and Dre and while I’m happy to have finally read their story, I’m really going to miss this series. This is a series of interconnected standalones that do not necessarily have to be read in order but I highly suggest it to get the FULL Remington Place experience.

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.

#wotr21 #attendingauthor #MMRomance #agegap #partofaseries —Desire(Remington Place book 3) by: A.D. Ellis


It’s probably a bad idea to get involved with a much younger guy, but there’s no way around this crazy connection.

Cruz Adams has finally found a soft place to land. He’s content with life and not looking for anything more. So, of course, he finds himself falling down the “more” rabbit hole with a guy fifteen-years his junior.
Logan Miles escaped a horrific past, but he’s yet to find his safe place. When he ends up in a dangerous situation, he can’t help but see Cruz as his knight in shining armor. But is Logan ready for what Cruz has to offer?
Will Cruz be able to give Logan what he needs while they navigate their new relationship? Or will they lose the chance at happiness before it even begins?

**Desire is a steamy, age-gap, hurt/comfort M/M romance featuring a heart-of-gold mechanic and a twink who’s a lot stronger than he realizes. It’s the third book in the Remington Place series and can be read as a stand-alone, but is likely best enjoyed when read in order.Please note: This story has mention of sex trafficking and sexual abuse.**

Goodreads

Amazon

Review by Twinsie Tenise

Cruz and Logan were both dealt a pretty crummy hand in life. And just like everyone else who has stepped through the doors of 69069 Remington Way, they both found Bev and her boarding house, Remington Place, when they needed it the most.

This story was a very emotional read for me. I found myself tearing up more than once. I loved these two very much and just wanted them both to get a happily ever after.

Desire is book 3 of 4 in the Remington Place series. They are all interconnected standalones but I highly recommend starting from the beginning so you can meet the entire crew.  All of the books in the series are fantastic!

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.
FREE books– sign up at bit.ly/ADEllisNews for a FREE male/female romance.