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#MM #asexualromance #review #twinsietenise —Upside Down by: NR Walker

Jordan O’Neill isn’t a fan of labels, considering he has a few. Gay, geek, librarian, socially awkward, a nervous rambler, an introvert, an outsider. The last thing he needs is one more. But when he realises adding the label asexual might explain a lot, it turns his world upside down.

Hennessy Lang moved to Surry Hills after splitting with his boyfriend. His being asexual had seen the end of a lot of his romances, but he’s determined to stay true to himself. Leaving his North Shore support group behind, he starts his own in Surry Hills, where he meets first-time-attendee Jordan.

A little bewildered and scared, but completely adorable, Hennessy is struck by this guy who’s trying to find where he belongs. Maybe Hennessy can convince Jordan that his world hasn’t been turned upside down at all, but maybe it’s now—for the first time in his life—the right way up.

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Jordan is a librarian who loves to cuss, and he talks a whole bunch of nonsense when he’s nervous and I just love him.

Hennessey works in internet safety. He’s a bit more reserved than Jordan, I guess you could say- but that does not matter one single iota- the 2 of them are 2 halves of the same whole. Soul mates. They were absolutely made for one another.
Jordan is struggling with this because he has zero desire for sex and the feelings Hennessey is stirring in him have left him confused.

Hennessey is so loving and understanding. He is the perfect partner for Jordan.

This is my first read involving asexuals. I loved it. I feel like I learned a lot and have a better understanding of asexualism, and I would like to thank the author for that. I swooned, I cried, I laughed (a lot), I fell in love with these 2 men and their unyielding love for one another. And don’t even get me started on the supporting characters. They were all a fantastic group of friends. I hope I can move on from this book. I miss them already.

About N.R. Walker

N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance. She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way. She is many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don’t let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words.

She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things… but likes it even more when they fall in love.

She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal. She’s been writing ever since.

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N.R. Walker was voted 2019 Goodreads M/M Romance Members’ Choice Awards All-Time Favorite Author

and 2020 Goodreads M/M Romance Members’ Choice Awards Hall of Fame

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#releaseday #wotr22 #attendingauthor #mmromance #partofaseries —Ollie & Bash (Cravenwood book 2) by: AD Ellis

Ollie isn’t one to hold back, so when he sees a sexy older man in the Cravenwood diner, he goes right ahead and opens his mouth. Getting shot down doesn’t deter him, but maybe he should focus more on the new boss he’s getting at work before he continues trying to hook up with the stranger.

Sebastian is one bad situation from considering himself washed-up. He took the job on Cravenwood Block as a stepping stone up and out of the hole he’s found himself in, but he has no plans to stick around. If he could just find a place to live and get started on working through this temporary obstacle, he’d be feeling a bit more confident.

Ollie and Sebastian don’t have any business getting involved, but fate seems to have different plans. Too many things keep bringing them together—forcing both men to see maybe there’s more between them than their messed-up pasts.

*Ollie & Bash: On Cravenwood Block is a steamy, opposites-attract, roommates-to-lovers, boss/employee, age-gap M/M romance featuring a man not looking for love and a younger music director with no filter.*

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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 #mmromance #dadsbestfriend #twinsietenise #review #throwbackfavorite —Adore by: AD Ellis

Getting involved with your dad’s best friend is always off-limits. Too bad Cooper has no problem pushing limits.

Cooper Scott is a snarky twink with no filter. He has big plans for a successful future and falling for his dad’s best friend is NOT on the agenda. No worries, they’ll just keep it casual.

Jesse Thompson is a widower and new father at the age of fifty. The offer of help from his best friend’s son should have sent Jesse running. Instead, he finds himself in a predicament he’s spent his life avoiding.

Will Cooper and Jesse end up in a heartbroken crash-and-burn situation? Or can love overcome all and give them a happily ever after?

**Adore is a steamy, age-gap, bi-awakening, dad’s best friend M/M romance with a sassy smartass and a sexy silver fox. It’s the first book in the Remington Place series and can be read as a stand-alone.**

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Review by Twinsie Tenise

Adore is book one in The Remington Place series. Cooper is an aspiring pre-school teacher. He rents a room from an amazing grandmother figure named Bev. (I freaking love that woman. She adds a special element to the book.) Jesse is a mechanic. He moves in next door and is getting ready to reopen the towns autobody shop. The 2 meet and there is definitely a possible friendship worth exploring. The question is- what happens the more time they spend together?

I flipping adore Cooper and Jesse! Complete opposites with a 25 year age gap and a bit forbidden since, you know, Jesse is Cooper’s dads best friend. Buuut that didn’t stop these 2 men from at least a casual fling. Absolutely nothing can go wrong when you keep things casual, right? Riiiight!

Book one in this series really set the bar high. I seriously cannot wait to meet the rest of the men from Remington Place.

I received a copy of this book from the author and this is my honest review.

 

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 #shortsteamyromance #review #twinsietenise —Loving the Boss- Ronin & Katie by: Dove Daniels

She’d loved him for years, but she didn’t think he saw her as more than an assistant and friend.
He’d been blind to what was right in front of him for all these years.
Katie knows she has a great set-up. Great job, fabulous place to live, and a dream boss. Yeah, somewhere along the line, she let her feelings for her boss morph from employee to friend to love. Unrequited all the same, but still love. She need to accept he’s never seen her that way and move on.
Ronin isn’t looking for a relationship, he’s not made for love. The only reason he’s even considering a marriage of convenience is because it would benefit his business. But every woman he goes out with is severely lacking and he’s punched in the gut when he realizes it’s because they aren’t Katie.
Will Ronin be able to convince Katie he’s in it for more than just a business arrangement? Can Katie risk her heart for the man she’s loved all these years?
*Ronin & Katie is a steamy boss/employee romance featuring an older man and younger woman.*

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Review by Twinsie Tenise

Katie and Ronin have been the perfect team in the workplace for 10 years. Half of those years, Katie has been secretly in love with the boss. Things get even more difficult for Katie when she is tasked with finding the perfect woman for Ronin to marry in order to please his grandfather. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

This was another short, sweet, and steamy read by Dove Daniels. I am loving this series!

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#wotrfamily #truestory #review #twinsietenise —Hope is Always Real by: Dorris Walker Taylor

 

Hope is always real—even when we feel lost in the dark.

Have you ever felt afraid, alone, and desperate in the midst of life’s tribulations? Maybe you’ve even been convinced that all hope was lost.

God sometimes allows suffering and hardship to come into our lives. It may be grieving the loss of a loved one, a broken relationship, or so many other personal experiences. However, God also promises that He will never leave us nor forsake us. That promise is fulfilled through the power of hope.

Dorris Walker-Taylor is no stranger to adversity. From the time she was a little girl, Dorris endured unspeakable trauma and suffering, ultimately falling into addiction and prostitution that would take so long to overcome. Through every storm she weathered she always had one promise to lean on: HOPE. Now freed from the bondage, Dorris is using the lessons she learned through her own struggles to offer a beacon of hope for others in circumstances where hope is hard to find.

Combining her remarkable journey with powerful insights and inspiration, Hope Is Always Real offers a glimpse at the way God uses hope to heal wounds, mend broken relationships, and transform lives. This book will show you how to:

● Find hope in the midst of darkness
● Harness the power of hope to endure hardship
● Share hope with others in times of suffering
● Discover purpose in difficult seasons

With thought-provoking reflections and insightful references to scripture, this book is for anyone grasping for a glimmer of hope in challenging times.

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I first met the lovely Dorris Walker Taylor about 6 years ago at a book signing in East Peoria, Illinois, called Writer’s on the River. She was the guest speaker. I remember being incredibly moved by her story of survival.

This year when she arrived, she brought a book she wrote and you better believe I had to have a copy of it. The smile on Dorris’ face when we all asked her to sign a book she wrote! It was fantastic. She is a wonderful human being who definitely lights up a room when she is in it. But life wasn’t always so happy for Dorris you see.
In her book she tells about her family, the never ending love of her mother, her addictions that landed her on the streets of Nashville, homeless, for decades. She tells us about her struggles to survive and her love for God. And how her love for Him, the love of her mother, and an old friend who never forgot about her, may very well be the reasons Dorris is here today, able to tell her story to all who will listen.
Thank you, Dorris, for sharing your story with us. I’m proud of you for all that you have overcome in your life. I’m glad you have reasons now to smile because your smile is too beautiful of a thing to waste.

Dorris Walker-Taylor is a speaker and a light to all those who come to Thistle Farms, a nonprofit organization. She travels across the country speaking to audiences about God’s gift of hope and using her gift of song. Dorris draws on her own experiences to illustrate the transformative power of hope and to offer encouragement to others on their own journeys of healing and recovery.

#newrelease WotR22 #Attendingauthor #bdsm #partofaseries #review #twinsietenise —Liberate Us (TNGS #8) by: JM Walker

-Amber-
He was mean.
Domineering.
Possessive.
Sammy Butcher had an outer layer he showed to the world. But I got the side of him I had been craving since I first met him.
After the first man I had ever loved was taken from me, I didn’t know how to open up and trust again. But Sammy made it his mission to let me see him. The real him.
Kind and gentle, two things I never thought I would get from him. He also showed me that as long as it was with the right person, I could embrace my deepest and darkest fantasies.
I wanted to be his pet but more than that, I wanted to be his. In every sense of the word.
For good.

-Sammy-
She was beautiful.
Seductive.
And a brat.
Amber Bishop could very well bring me to my knees just from saying my name alone. With her vibrant red hair and pale skin, I wanted to leave my touch on every inch of her.
She had a hard time trusting. Couldn’t say I blamed her. I wasn’t known to be a nice guy. I wasn’t the hero in a romance book. I said and did whatever I wanted, whatever the outcome.
But I wanted to be better.
For her.
For us.
No matter how long it took, I would show her she could trust me, and I would take care of her.
I would fight for her.
Even if it destroyed us.

Author Note:
I know a lot of readers don’t like knowing possible triggers ahead of time, but I know a lot of readers DO need to know in advance. And that is perfectly understandable! So I thought I’d do something a little differently this time for the warning in this book by giving YOU the choice to read the trigger warnings or not.
Please see the link below that will take you directly to my site and it will include a more detailed warning.
Please be advised that it WILL give some spoilers.
https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/liberate-us-trigger-warnings
This is NOT a light and fluffy romance.
Final warning: This book deals with certain topics that may be triggering for some. Please read with caution.

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Sammy Butcher is The Enforcer for Hells Harlem. He’s not a man of many words and he spends most of his days bitter and angry. Part of that could be due to the fact that a certain redhead has gotten under his skin and all he wants is her!

We all know from previous books that Sammy and his twin are both a bit kinky. In Liberate Us, we find out just what turns Sammy on. And some of the things he likes are rough, crass, and deliciously dominating. But we also see a side of Sammy we have never seen. The gentle, overprotective lover who has wanted Amber since the moment he laid eyes on her. Theres something different about this woman and he is bound and determined to make her his. The good and the bad, the rough and the gentle are just some of the many things that makes Sammy Sammy and also my absolute favorite JM hero.

Amber does not easily trust anyone, especially men. She had a terrible past and a horrible first marriage. Those things left her trust of men very low. Sammy is different and Amber knows it but that still doesn’t help the doubt she feels creeping in.

He wants to be her Dom.
She wants to be his pet.
But in order for that to happen, they first have to deal with the past and present colliding in a battle that could very well destroy them.

Liberate Us is my favorite in the series thus far. Sammy and Amber were perfect for one another. She is the calm to his storm. He wants nothing more than for her to be happy. When they are together, something magical happens. Something neither one of them can ignore. I loved every single page of their story.

***This book is not for everyone, so please make sure you read the trigger warnings.***

About J.M. Walker

J.M. Walker, a Canadian author, is an Amazon bestseller who also 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

Find me: https://linktr.ee/authorjmwalker

Professional Inquiries:

I am represented by SBR Media. For inquiries regarding foreign rights, audio, and other media outlets, please contact Stephanie Phillips.

stephanie@sbrmedia.com

#Wotr22 #attendingauthor #authorspotlight on Jenna Jacob

About Jenna Jacob

USA Today Bestselling author Jenna Jacob paints a canvas of passion, romance, and humor as her alpha men and the feisty women who love them unravel their souls, heal their scars, and find a happy-ever-after kind of love. Heart-tugging, captivating, and steamy, her words will leave you breathless and craving more.

A mom of four grown children, Jenna, her husband Sean and their furry babies reside in Kansas. Though she spent over thirty years in accounting, Jenna isn’t your typical bean counter. She’s brassy, sassy, and loves to laugh, but is humbly thrilled to be living her dream as a full-time author. When she’s not slamming coffee while pounding out emotional stories, you can find her reading, listening to music, cooking, camping, or enjoying the open road on the back of a Harley.

Hey everyone, it’s Twinsie Tenise. I met Jenna at the first Writers on the River. She is an amazing human who gives THE BEST hugs. I look forward to seeing her and catching up every year at WOTR. She writes sexy as sin alpha males, spanning all walks of life, from Doms to Rockstars. You can find all of Jenna’s books by clicking the Goodreads and Amazon links below.

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#Wotr22 #attendingauthor #throwback #twinsietenise #review —Greyson (Hell’s Harlem #1) by: JM Walker

Confusion. Lust. Fear. Passion.

It started the moment she passed out in my arms.

Seduction. Vile. Depraved. Desire.

She couldn’t remember her past but looked to me like I was her future.

My walls were built. My heart was cold. My emotions vacant.

After being alone for five years with only my motorcycle club at my side, she was who I had been searching for. The one I had needed all along to light up the darkness surrounding my life. Just when I thought I had her, just when I thought I could finally allow myself that happiness I didn’t think I deserved. She was ripped from my hands…

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Could you imagine waking up and having no memory of who you are or where you came from? Or, wondering why the only person you feel comfortable around, is someone you have never met?
This book had me guessing from the beginning and had me reading faster just to see if it was going to end like I wanted it to.
Greyson is- by far- one of my favorite MC books! The Hero is sexy as sin, a bad boy with a little bit of a soft side. The heroine is a little spitfire! Not afraid in the least to tell it like it is. I even loved some of the supporting characters, the fellow members of the Hell’s Harlem Motorcycle Club. I really hope some of them get books, too, because I need MORE!

About J.M. Walker

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

Find me: https://linktr.ee/authorjmwalker

Professional Inquiries:

I am represented by SBR Media. For inquiries regarding foreign rights, audio, and other media outlets, please contact Stephanie Phillips.

stephanie@sbrmedia.com

#wotr22 #attendingauthor #mmromance #partofaseries #interconnectedstandalone —Jett & Leighton: On Cravenwood Block— by: A.D. Ellis


Jett is accustomed to people thinking he’s an intimidating, aloof loner. He doesn’t really mind, even though finding a special connection to someone would be nice. Opening his own tattoo shop on Cravenwood Block is a dream come true, but he isn’t prepared for the determined little ray of sunshine who walks through his door and turns his entire world upside down.

Leighton knows better than to let himself get involved with a straight guy again—been there, done that, got the t-shirt and some stylish baggage he’s been lugging around ever since. However, the moment he lays eyes on the new tattoo artist on the block, he can’t help the instant pull toward the man.

Meeting Leighton throws Jett for a curve. He’s forced to recognize he’s got a lot to learn about himself, and he quickly realizes he actually likes the man he’s uncovering. Leighton knows it’s dangerous to let his heart hold onto hope, but he can’t shake the feeling something good is just around the corner.

*Jett & Leighton: On Cravenwood Block is a steamy, opposites-attract, bisexual-awakening, roommates-to-lovers M/M romance featuring a sexy-as-sin tattoo artist and a fresh, flashy barista with a smile that lights up the room.*

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Jett has just opened the tattoo shop on Cravenwood Block. Leighton has kind of just inserted himself if Jett’s life and if we’re being honest, Jett is starting to look forward to his morning visits from the flirty pretty boy, who smells of dark roast and cinnamon sunshine.

Leighton has lived and worked on Cravenwood Block for a couple of years now. He’s met the new owner of the tattoo shop, a dark haired, dark eyed, inked up beauty, named Jett. He really wants to get to know him. He also really wants him for his roommate. And it’s no secret he wants him in his bed.

Jett proclaims he’s straight and Leighton has been down a similar path before. However, I’m not sure either of them were prepared for what would happen when Jett moved in on Cravenwood Block.

This book had me obsessed from page one! J&L we’re made for one another. While the the path they took to figure that out had me beyond stressed, it was worth it in the end. I cannot wait to meet the next couple on the block!

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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#review #standalone #allthefeels —Release by: Aly Martinez


From USA Today Bestselling Author Aly Martinez comes an emotional new standalone.

Growing up, Ramsey Stewart branded my soul in ways time could never heal.

At twelve, he asked me to be his girlfriend.
At thirteen, he gave me my first kiss.
By sixteen, we’d fallen in love, planned a future together, and had our eyes set on the horizon.

Love never fails, right?
But for Ramsey, it did.
Love failed him.
I failed him.
The entire world failed him.

At seventeen, Ramsey was convicted of killing the boy who assaulted me.

Move on, he wrote in his first and only letter from prison.
Start a new life, he urged.
I don’t love you anymore, he lied.

There was no such thing as giving up on Ramsey. Love may have been our curse, but he was mine—then, now, and forever.

So here I am, twelve long years later, waiting for a man I don’t even know to emerge from between the chain link gates.

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Ramsey & Thea’s friendship had a bit of an odd start. Ramsey did everything to insert himself into Thea’s life. Thea, however, did everything to reject him. But there was no denying their friendship, which eventually turned into something much more.

It was inevitable these 2 ended up together but no way they could forsee the events that tore them apart for 12 years.

“Move on he wrote in his first
and only letter from prison.
Start a new life, he urged.
I don’t love you anymore, he
lied.
There was no such thing as
giving up on Ramsey.
Love may have been our curse,
but he was mine- then, now,
and forever.”

12 years apart is a long time.
12 years in prison changes a person.
Is it even possible for things to go back to the way things once were?

GAH! This book!!! It had my rapt attention from the start. I was invested in Ramsey and Thea’s story. I wanted nothing more than for them to end up together. After all they had been through, they definitely deserved a HEA. As far as if that happened for these 2- my lips are sealed. You will have to read the book to find out!

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four hilarious children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys movies that can surprise her with a twist, charcuterie boards, and her mildly neurotic golden retriever. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine by her side.