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Twinsie Tenise’s top 5 from July- December 2020

It’s that time of year again, where us Twinsie’s go through our reading lists from the past 6 months and find our TOP 5 reads. It’s never an easy process, especially when I’ve read so many amazing books since July but I managed to narrow it down 5. Okay! There are 6 books here buuut I’m counting the duet as 1 since both books have to be read to get the entire story.
So, without further ado, here are my Top 5 reads from July – December 2020…

Power Struggle by: A.D. Ellis

Jamison is good at everything he does and he’s never met a challenge he could resist.
Paul keeps his life in order with a tight grip on power and control.
Due to circumstances beyond their control, Jamison and Paul find themselves forced together and their jobs on the line. Will Paul’s insistence on holding onto all the power be what keeps them apart? Or will their long history and undeniable attraction be enough to shake the grasp Paul has on his control?
**Power Struggle is a steamy M/M, age-gap, forced proximity romance set in a small town. A twenty-year history, rival schools and jobs, and a hotel with only one bed make for a hot and heavy, sweet and sexy, HEA-guaranteed love story.**

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Being Us by: JM Walker (The Next a Generation book 4)

Tanner-
She was beautiful.
Loved.
Strong.
After hiding away for six months with just my dog to keep me company, I was forced out of the shadows only to end up in the arms of an enemy.
Beatrix Lister saved my life. I had been taking care of myself for so long, I didn’t know how to ask for help, but she refused to go down without a fight.
She was warm where I was frigid.
She was kind and caring where I was a cold-blooded monster.
I did things to survive.
I battled the evils of the world to live.
I didn’t deserve her heart but fell in love with her anyway.
As much as I wanted to be with her, I needed answers and I would do anything to get them.
Even if it meant breaking the heart of the only woman I had ever loved.
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-Bee-
He was lonely.
Intense.
Brave.
Tanner Horsch came into my life unexpectedly. He was like a tornado, ripping up everything in its path.
There was something about him that I craved.
His touch. His words. His need to survive.
But as we were getting to know each other, he still had walls up.
He refused to let me in knowing my family didn’t approve of him.
I refused to let him go.
After being in the wrong place at the wrong time, he escaped and eventually he ran right into my arms.
He was the villain of someone else’s story, but he was the hero of mine.
I just prayed that he could see that not all monsters are truly evil.
Before it was too late, and he gave himself to the enemy.
My family.

WARNING: Please be advised that there are scenes in this book that mention past child abuse and trauma. If you have triggers, please read with caution.

The Next Generation Series:

Control Us

With Us

Before Us

Being Us
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Take Me Home by: A.D. Ellis

Can a city boy survive exile to a small town? Will falling for a hot, older country boy make the situation better or worse?

Marc Kingsley is the best in his big-city family business. When a medical issue gets Marc temporarily banished to a tiny country town, he’s certain the experience will be a nightmare.

Jordan Moore is living the dream on his farm. When his best friend’s grandson begrudgingly comes to town, Jordan’s simple life gets turned upside down.

Can Marc and Jordan find a brief, shared happiness even when they’ve accepted they’ll eventually have to walk away? Or will both men end up nursing broken hearts?

Take Me Home is a male/male age-gap, opposites-attract romance with plenty of steam and a scene that will make you appreciate camouflage and work boots.

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Vanishing Act & Enduring Act  (Survivors Duet) by: Heather D’Agostino

From Book 1: Have you ever wondered if things could be different? What would your life would be like if you chose a different path? Would everything still be your fault?Would he still hate you?Would it be better or worse?Would he love you then?My name is Brooke Ellis. I’ve spent the last five years asking myself these questions as I try to survive my marriage. Some things don’t change, and some people don’t want to. Sometimes the only answer is to disappear.This book contains violence, profanity, and sexual situations. It may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 17.

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Insurgent (Bones book 2) by: Paige P Horne

Bones and Bexley have been captured for over a month now. However, their captor has slipped up, and Bones now knows who’s been keeping them held hostage.

He also knows why, and it’s a horrific reality.

What has Bones done to cause this person to go to such lengths––murder, kidnapping, and threatening to take everyone that matters to him away?

Bexley and Bones have rehashed their past and are now on the same team. But what will happen if they survive?
Will they go their separate ways and try to move on with their lives? Or will Bones make a decision that will change both of their futures?

He has big plans, but Bexley has no idea.

Goodreads:

Power Struggle by: A.D. Ellis

Being Us by: JM Walker (The Next a Generation book 4)

Take Me Home by: A.D. Ellis

Vanishing Act & Enduring  Act (Survivors Duet)by: Heather D’Agostino

Insurgent (Bones book 2) by: Paige P Horne

Amazon:

Power Struggle by: A.D. Ellis

Being Us by: JM Walker (The Next a Generation book 4)

Take Me Home by: A.D. Ellis

Vanishing Act & Enduring Act (Survivors Duet) by: Heather D’Agostino

Insurgent (Bones book 2) by: Paige P Horne

Review by Twinsie Tenise

Power Struggle by: A.D. Ellis

Jamison and Paul are opposites in many ways but early on I had a feeling they may be perfect for each other. Definitely prepare yourself to read this book in one sitting- I couldn’t put it down- I loved these two men so much!

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Being Us by: JM Walker (The Next a Generation book 4)

Tanner was a villain when we first met him. Or was he really? All I know is Tanner has redeemed himself in my book and I’ve forgiven him for all his past transgressions. This man is hella fine and so flipping good for Bee. These 2 completely complete each other. Their story was a smoking H-O-T slow burn!!! I loved every agonizingly loooong minute of it. The build up was deliciously slow and when they finally connected, it was FIRE! *fans self* Oh my!

I counted down the days for this release. It was definitely worth the wait. I am loving this Next Generation Series. These “kids” are always up to something and it makes for some amazing page turners, thats for sure!

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Take Me Home by: A.D. Ellis
 

Marcus Kingley works for the family business. He’s content with his life that consists of lots of work and the occasional hookup with random men, for a night of no-strings-attached, meaningless sex.
He begins to question if he’s really been living when the family dr tells him he needs to take some time off. His health is suffering due to his rigorous work schedule. Marcus is told by his grandfather he must take some time off. He’s not exactly happy about this but he has no other choice.

Jordan Moore is a carpenter and farmer in a small town. He loves his small town life and would never dream of living anywhere else. He is resigned to being alone because his business that pays the bills and puts food on the table is way more important than everyone in town knowing his business!

When the men’s lives become intertwined, neither of them are prepared for what happens next.

A.d Ellis has once again wrote an absolutely amazing MM romance. Every couple she writes, I love, and Macus & Jordan were no different. I honestly cannot pick a favorite of these 2. They each had their own little quirks that made me fall in love with them and their story.
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Vanishing Act (Survivors Duet book 1) by Heather D’Agostino

I’m going to keep this short and sweet. Too much information will ruin this book for others and I do NOT want to do that.

I was addicted to Vanishing Act from the first word. It was a fascinating page turner that kept my rapt attention until the final word. I NEEDED the next book like YESTERDAY! I seriously cannot wait to see how this story plays out. I’m completely invested and feel like I will finally be able to move on with my life once I get brought up to speed on the lives of the characters at the center of my newest fictional world obsession.

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Enduring Act (Survivors Duet book 2)

I want to start by saying if you have not read Vanishing Act- book 1 in the duet- its a MUST before starting this book.

Enduring Act picks up right where book one left off. Vanishing Act left me saying what the… what?!? Then I finished Enduring act over a week ago and my mind is still reeling. The duet was a complete mind cluck! *wink wink*

I don’t want to go into detail about this book because it would ruin the experience for others. But I will say that the storyline is very unique and the twisted tale the author has woven had me enraptured until the very last word. If you love a book that sucks you in and keeps you up well into the night because answers are more important than sleep– then this duet is one you are definitely going to want to read.

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Insurgent (Bones book 2) by: Paige P Horne

Book 2 in the bones trilogy came with new surprises. 1 of them being that this is a trilogy. I have no idea why I thought it was a duet. Thats what I get for not paying attention. I was both sad I didn’t get all the answers before the end and happy that there would be another book because I’m not ready for the series to end. Yeah, I know, I’m crazy like that.

Insurgent picks up where Genesis left off. You MUST read Genesis first if you want to understand what is going on.
Bones and Bexley are being held captive. Its been over a month. Bones has FINALLY figured out WHO is holding them and WHY. I just wonder if Bones will be able to save them from the madman before its too late.

I love Bones and Bexley and I really hope they get a happy ending. Since they first met, they have not had an easy- sunshine and roses- relationship. Oh no! Its been full of broken promises, heartache, and lies. One would think there is no coming back from that, but I’m staying optimistic and holding out hope for an HEA. They have been stuck together for over a month. They have had no choice but to face their past. If they make it out of this alive, will they end up together or continue on without one another? Well, I know what I hope happens. No idea if Paige is on the same page though.

 

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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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

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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

 

About Heather D’Agostino

Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.

She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.

She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the dance studio, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’.

You can follow her here:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/H.DAgostino.Author

Twitter: @hdagostino001

Website: http://hdagostinobooks.weebly.com

Reader Group/ Street Team on Facebook:
Heather’s Hotties: https://www.facebook.com/groups/877863252256341/

 

About Paige P. Horne

Paige P. Horne lives in the small town of Gray Georgia with her husband. The two enjoy traveling every little chance they get and binge watching their favorite shows. When she isn’t creating new characters for her readers to fall in love with, you can find her back porch swinging, engrossed in a good book with her dogs at her feet.

Readers have described her stories as captivating and heartbreakingly beautiful.
Paige pens emotional novels about soulmates and broken love.

For more info on what this author is up to follow her on social media:
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Twitter: @PaigePHorne

 
 
 

#HaveTheTissuesHandy Twinsie Tenise’s TOP 5 Ugly Cries

With Us (Next Generation Book 2) by: JM Walker

-Shade-
She was young.
Sweet.
Feisty.
But then there was him.
We had been best friends for years. We lived together. Rode together. Shared women. Together. And it still wasn’t enough. Not for him and especially not for me.

-Sunny-
He was mine.
I was his.
She was ours.
Meadow Rodriguez strutted into our lives and looked at us like we were all that mattered.
While I wanted to dominate her, he wanted to submit, and she wanted both.
I took control, giving her everything she needed and at the same time, grew closer with Shade. My best friend. My partner. My life. Although we were close, there was still a wedge between us.
I was terrified to give him what he needed.
My heart.

-Meadow-
Sunny was intense.
Shade hid.
I was new.
They were in love but wouldn’t admit it.
Guilt resonated on Sunny’s shoulders.
The weight of Shade’s feelings rested on his.
And I was the glue that would bring them together.
But little did I know, that I would end up falling in love.
With both of them.

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A Thousand Boy Kisses by: Tillie Cole

One kiss lasts a moment. But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime. One boy. One girl. A bond that is forged in an instant and cherished for a decade. A bond that neither time nor distance can break. A bond that will last forever. Or so they believe.

When seventeen-year-old Rune Kristiansen returns from his native Norway to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where he befriended Poppy Litchfield as a child, he has just one thing on his mind. Why did the girl who was one half of his soul, who promised to wait faithfully for his return, cut him off without a word of explanation? Rune’s heart was broken two years ago when Poppy fell silent. When he discovers the truth, he finds that the greatest heartache is yet to come.

A stand-alone young adult tearjerker romance, recommended for ages fourteen and up.

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If I’d Known by: Paige P Horne

Time is a thief they say, and if you’re not careful it’ll slip right past you, taking everything you hold dear in this world with it.

It was the summer of 1972 when I first laid eyes on him.

Cynthia Rose probably got more than she bargained for when she came to my door step asking to write about my story.

Our story.

To everyone else Travis Cole was just the bad boy, but to me he was the keeper of my heart and even as time aged us and miles kept us apart, my heart stayed his.

Forever his.

If I’d Known is a phenomenal story based on a love that you only hear about in fairy tales. It’s the kind of love that’s not only unconditional, but unbreakable. Prepare to be swept off your feet as you immerse yourself into the story of Charlotte and Travis, while also going on a journey with three women as they form an unlikely friendship, discovering that without darkness there would be no light.
The friendship in this story is fiction, but the love it holds is as real as you and I.

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Destroyed by: Pepper Winters

She has a secret.

I’m complicated. Not broken or ruined or running from a past I can’t face. Just complicated.

I thought my life couldn’t get any more tangled in deceit and confusion. But I hadn’t met him. I hadn’t realized how far I could fall or what I’d have do to get free.

He has a secret.

I’ve never pretended to be good or deserving. I chase who I want, do what I want, act how I want.

I didn’t have time to lust after a woman I had no right to lust after. I told myself to shut up and stay hidden. But then she tried to run. I’d tasted what she could offer me and damned if I would let her go.

Secrets destroy them.

**Pepper Winters is known for her Dark Erotica. This book is more a Grey Romance. It isn’t fluffy, and still deals with darker subjects, but it isn’t brutal.**

Destroyed is a complicated love story between a man with a terrible past and a woman who holds his cure. A man who finds redemption in love and a woman who loses her heart and reason for living.

Death brings life, and destruction brings new beginnings.

Complete at 144,000 words. No cliffhanger. Stand alone. HEA

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Full Tilt (Full Tilt Duet Book 1) By: Emma Scott

“I would love you forever if I only had the chance…”

Kacey Dawson has always lived life on the edge–impulsively, sometimes recklessly. And now, as lead guitarist for a hot up-and-coming band, she is poised at the brink of fame and fortune. But she is torn between wanting to be a serious musician, and the demons that lure her down the glittering, but alcohol-soaked path of rock stardom. A wrecked concert in Las Vegas threatens to ruin her career entirely. She wakes up with the hangover from hell and no memory of the night before, or how she ended up on her limo driver’s couch…

Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he’s vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery…they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch.

Jonah sees that Kacey is on a path to self-destruction. He lets her crash with him for a few days to dry out and get her head on straight. But neither of them expected the deep connection they felt, or how that connection could grow so fast from friendship into something more. Something deep and pure and life-changing…something as fragile as glass, that they both know will shatter in the end no matter how hard they try to hold on to it.

Full Tilt is a story about what it means to love with your whole heart, to sacrifice, to experience terrible grief and soaring joy. To live life with all its beauty, and all its pain, and in the end to be able to smile through tears and know you wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Full Tilt, a contemporary romance, is Book I in the Full Tilt Duet. Book II, All Inis now available.

Goodreads

With Us (Next Generation Book 2) by: JM Walker

A Thousand Boy Kisses by: Tillie Cole

If I’d Known by: Paige P Horne

Destroyed by: Pepper Winters

Full Tilt (Full Tilt Duet book 1) by: Emma Scott

Amazon

With Us (Next Generation Book 2) by: JM Walker

A Thousand Boy Kisses by: Tillie Cole

If I’d Known by: Paige P Horne

Destroyed by: Pepper Winters

Full Tilt (Full Tilt Duet Book 1) by: Emma Scott

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

Facebook ➝ https://www.facebook.com/jm.walker.author
Reader Group ➝ https://www.facebook.com/groups/JMsJems/
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Goodreads ➝ https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5132169.J_M_Walker
BookBub ➝ https://www.bookbub.com/authors/j-m-walker
Website ➝ http://www.aboutjmwalker.com/
Newsletter ➝ https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/o2i6u2

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

About Tillie Cole

Tillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.

Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish, which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.

Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved thirty miles north to the ‘Toon’, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. She regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven ‘proper mint’, ‘lush’ years.

Tillie, from a very young age has been part of the theatre community and loves nothing more than to entertain through the mediums of cheerleading, dance, drama and singing (sometimes in the rain). She can also be found in nightclubs around the world imitating her favourite artists alongside her crazy BFF’s – The Teesside Massive – or, sat on the front row at the theatre bopping along to her favourite musical, ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show ‘, clad in a only a maids outfit, clutching a bag of rice and sporting a vibrant shade of red lipstick.

One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, “D’you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book.” Several months later, repeating the same tired line, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and ‘just bloody do it!’ Immediately she set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination. Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed – they’re her weakness!).

After years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or in her dream of pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap, Stetson-wearing cowgirl… Ye-haw!

About Paige P. Horne

Paige P. Horne lives in the small town of Gray Georgia with her husband. The two enjoy traveling every little chance they get and binge watching their favorite shows. When she isn’t creating new characters for her readers to fall in love with, you can find her back porch swinging, engrossed in a good book with her dogs at her feet.

Readers have described her stories as captivating and heartbreakingly beautiful.
Paige pens emotional novels about soulmates and broken love.

About Pepper Winters

Pepper currently has thirty-one books released in nine languages. She’s hit best-seller lists (USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal) thirty-six times. She dabbles in multiple genres, ranging from Dark Romance to Coming of Age.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. She’s also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestseller.

After releasing two books with Grand Central, Hachette (Ruin & Rule and Sin & Suffer) Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work.

For all film and foreign rights please contact Erica Silverman at Trident Media.

Her books include:
Goddess Isles (5 books)
Monsters in the Dark Trilogy 3.5 books)
Indebted Series (6.5 books)
Destroyed (Standalone)
Unseen Messages (Standalone)
Can’t Touch This (Standalone)
Pure Corruption Duet (2 books)
Master of Trickery Duet (2 books)
Dollar Series (5 books)
Truth & Lies Duet (2 books)
Ribbon Duet (2 books)
The Son & His Hope (Standalone)

About Emma Scott

Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author whose books have been translated in five 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

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COMING SOON:
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#ReleaseDay #MMRockstarRomance #PartOfASeries —Rhône’s Rebel by: TL Travis



Rhone Horne, drummer for the band Embrace the Fear, bleeds rock ‘n roll. Being the son of legendary drummer Sage Horne, the first time Rhone picked up his father’s old drumsticks, he knew he was destined to follow in his footsteps. But filling such big shoes would not come easily.

Ely Pearcy, made a promise to himself on his eighteenth birthday that he would never again hide who he was. His love of lace, silk, and six-inch heels got him banned from his childhood home the day he graduated high school. Alone and penniless, Ely sought solace in a local LGBTQA+ shelter amongst his peers.


Rhone’s Rebel is the 5th book in the multi-author Road To Rocktoberfest series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but why not stay and enjoy the whole show? If you like scorching tales of hot rock stars and the men who love them, then you’ll adore the untamed musicians of Rocktoberfest!

Rhone’s Rebel takes place between Derek’s Destiny, book 2 and Jaxson’s Nemesis, book 3 of the Maiden Voyage series.

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About TL Travis

I’m TL Travis and I’m the published author of a plethora of Erotic Romance musings that have earned me a “Best Seller” status in the US as well as Internationally.

In my spare time, when I’m not weaving erotic webs, I enjoy fishing, wine tasting and people watching. Everyone has a story to tell, it would be fun to guess yours.

I’ve rescued 4-legged souls in need for as long as I can remember, and would like to remind you to “Adopt, not shop.” Saving that life may very well save yours in return.


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#WOTR21 #NewRelease #Review #Suspense #Duet #BookTwoOfTwo —Enduring Act by: H. D’Agostino


Ever have a dream that’s so vivid you believe that it’s real? All the things you’ve wanted are in your grasp. You’re happy and free. You believe that you’ve finally made it, and then you wake up.
The nightmare you know as your life is back. No one understands what you’re going through, and no one believes the things you tell them. He has them all fooled. He’s convinced them he’s perfect. He tells them he loves you, and they believe the lies.
How much must you endure before they see? How far can you bend before you break? How long must the nightmare last before you escape?

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Review by Twinsie Tenise

I want to start by saying if you have not read Vanishing Act- book 1 in the duet- its a MUST before starting this book.

Enduring Act picks up right where book one left off. Vanishing Act left me saying what the… what?!? Then I finished Enduring act over a week ago and my mind is still reeling. The duet was a complete mind cluck! *wink wink*

I don’t want to go into detail about this book because it would ruin the experience for others. But I will say that the storyline is very unique and the twisted tale the author has woven had me enraptured until the very last word. If you love a book that sucks you in and keeps you up well into the night because answers are more important than sleep– then this duet is one you are definitely going to want to read.

About Heather D’Agostino

Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.

She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.

She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the dance studio, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’.

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#BisexualDiscovery #RockstarRomance —Strung Tight by: Ann Lister



– Bisexual Discovery
– First Love
– Rockstar / Roadie
– Stage fright / Anxiety
– Low Angst / HEA

What’s better than having your rock idol, Dagger Drummond be the mentor for your band? Having your band selected as one of the performing acts at the iconic music festival, Rocktoberfest.

My band was about to step onto our first professional stage. We’d more than earned our spot in the lineup. We had the talent and Dagger groomed our stage swagger. All that was left was to wow the socks off of the audience.

It should be easy, except I had major anxiety issues and it’s frowned upon when lead singers collapse on stage from panic attacks. Another detail adding to my anxiety level, I recently fell in love with a man. Imagine that, a straight guy falling for a dude. It’s the stuff stories are made of – and yet it’s my life.

Rocktoberfest was supposed to be fun but our trip turned sour when my guy went AWOL. Now my concentration is shot and my is heart heavy thinking his absence might have more to do with him not wanting to be with me than missing the bus. One way or another, I had to give the performance of my career – regardless of what was going on inside my head or my heart.

Strung Tight is the 1st book in the multi-author Road To Rocktoberfest series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but why not stay and enjoy the whole show? If you like scorching tales of hot rock stars and the men who love them, then you’ll adore the untamed musicians of Rocktoberfest!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book from the author. This is my honest review.Fletcher is the lead singer for an up-and-coming band called Chaos. They’ve been playing at dive bars but now they are headed to a MUCH bigger venue and Fletcher’s nerves are through the roof.


Dallas has a bit of a checkered past. Now he is working for his dad as a roadie. The 2 meet and become instant friends but its hard to deny there is a little more to their “relationship” than just being friends. The question is- are either of them actually willing to admit it?

Throughout the book the reader gets to know these 2 men; their strengths, weaknesses, fears, and desires. The book was oh-so-good and definitely bingeworthy. I really feel like I need a nice, long, cold shower to cool off from all the hotness within these pages. Oh. My! There is definitely no denying the chemistry between these 2 men.

This was my first read by this author but definitely not my last. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on more of her words. Strung Tight is book 1 in the Rocktoberfest series. A series by 7 different authors about 7 different bands on their way to Nevada for a music festival called Rocktoberfest. It definitely set the bar high for the next 6 books. With that being said, I cannot wait to dive into book 2

 

About Ann Lister

Ann Lister is a native New Englander currently living in Florida with her husband. She has pulled details from her years living in the New England area and uses many local settings and landmarks in her novels.

After graduating art school, marrying, and raising two daughters, she established her own video production company. Her nearly two decades working in video production included work within the music industry and won her a coveted Telly Award. Her ‘behind-the-scenes’ exposure to the music world and her love of rock music is the inspiration for her erotic rock star romances.

The Rock Gods series gave her Bestselling Author status on Amazon. Beyond The Music, Book 7 in the series, hit #1 in the Gay Erotica genre during the Pre-Order and held that spot for several weeks. This last book in The Rock Gods series launches the spin-off series, Guarding The Gods, which releases in early Summer of 2016.

Fall For Me, Book One in the series was a Finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Award. Each book in this series brings her two favorite elements together: musicians and the love between two men. These stories focus on what it truly means to love; love unconditionally, love without restrictions or labels, love without fear or judgment – to just simply love.

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#Review #PartOfASeries —Breach by: KI Lynn

To keep myself safe I hide in the world and let life move around me.
My new partner, Nathan, isn’t safe. Far from it.
The darkness coils around him, hidden by a shield created by a blinding smile. But those who live in darkness see past the façade we create.
Even in darkness, there is light. A spark that ignites, then explodes.
Every filthy word from his mouth, every possessive touch—I crave them, need them. Violent and passionate and everything I need to fill the void inside me, but one thing is missing.
He can never love me.
More than my heart is on the line, and I don’t know if I’ll survive our breach.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️5 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Delilah is just going through the motions in life due to a horrendous childhood. What she is doing is not living, she is merely existing.
Nathan has been battling his demons for years and can’t move forward because of guilt.
2 severely damaged people who can no longer fight their attraction. They finally give in, but at what cost? He made her feel again. She seems to be breaking him further. Will they be able remove past their pasts and finally be happy? Or has too much damage been done in the past for that to even be a possibility?

This was the first book I’ve read by K.I. Lynn. I absolutely loved it! The storyline kept me riveted. I couldn’t put it down, rushing to get to the end. Once I got there I don’t think I have ever cussed so much at a books ending. It’s a major cliffhanger, but I feel it was the perfect way for it to end. I immediately one-clicked book 2, Infraction. I couldn’t wait to see where Nathan and Delilah’s story went from there.

About K.I. Lynn

K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about.

Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s cheese.

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#Review #Standalone #DarkRomance ThrowbackThursday —Destroyed by: Pepper Winters



She has a secret.

I’m complicated. Not broken or ruined or running from a past I can’t face. Just complicated.

I thought my life couldn’t get any more tangled in deceit and confusion. But I hadn’t met him. I hadn’t realized how far I could fall or what I’d do to get free.

He has a secret.

I’ve never pretended to be good or deserving. I chase who I want, do what I want, act how I want.

I didn’t have time to lust after a woman I had no right to lust after. I told myself to shut up and stay hidden. But then she tried to run. I’d tasted what she could offer me and damned if I would let her go.

One secret destroys them.


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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️5 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Destroyed…what a perfect description of how I felt at a certain point. I ugly cried for at least an hour! I had to take some time to get back to normal before I wrote my review.

Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. My emotions were all over the place. I’ll admit I didn’t like Roan he made me mad on more than one occasion. But then something happened that made me start to root for him. I wanted him to get a HEA, I felt he deserved one.
Hazel irritated me at times but I understood where she was coming from & why she did some of the things she did. I don’t want to say too much because I don’t want to spoil the book. I know this story will stay with me for a long time.

My only complaint is that I didn’t want it to end. Well done Pepper Winters Destroyed was FANTASTIC & it deserves way more than 5 stars!

About Pepper Winters

Pepper currently has thirty-one books released in nine languages. She’s hit best-seller lists (USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal) thirty-six times. She dabbles in multiple genres, ranging from Dark Romance to Coming of Age.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. She’s also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestseller.

After releasing two books with Grand Central, Hachette (Ruin & Rule and Sin & Suffer) Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work.

For all film and foreign rights please contact Erica Silverman at Trident Media.

Her books include:
Goddess Isles (5 books)
Monsters in the Dark Trilogy 3.5 books)
Indebted Series (6.5 books)
Destroyed (Standalone)
Unseen Messages (Standalone)
Can’t Touch This (Standalone)
Pure Corruption Duet (2 books)
Master of Trickery Duet (2 books)
Dollar Series (5 books)
Truth & Lies Duet (2 books)
Ribbon Duet (2 books)
The Son & His Hope (Standalone)

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#Review #Standalone #MMRomance #FriendsToLovers #Wotr21 —Forever Better Together by: AD Ellis

Can best friends find true love? What if your best friend is your adopted brother?

Griffin can’t fathom his life without Quincy, but he also can’t ignore the crazy sexual attraction buzzing between them.
When Quincy offers up a contract to determine if the sexual tension brewing between them is worth jeopardizing their nearly decade-long friendship, Griffin finds himself helpless to say no.
Will they lose everything they’ve found in each other, or will they seize the opportunity to turn their friendship into something even better?

Forever Better Together is a male/male opposites attract, friends-to-lovers story with delicious sexual tension, a sizzling hot striptease, and emotions guaranteed to punch you in the gut.

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The best way i can think of to describe Forever Better Together is as a cute- no so much friends- to friends- to lovers romance.

Griffin is 10 when he comes to live with Quincy’s family. Things start off a bit rocky with the 10 year olds but they quickly become best friends. The 2 are inseparable. Well, until life has other plans. No matter what life throws at them the friends find their way back to each other. Now if they could only admit to each other how they feel, I’m sure it would make both of their lives a whole lot easier.

Griffin and Quincy quickly won over my heart. They are my new favorite characters by A.D. Ellis. I just loved everything about them and their journey! This book is one that I know will stay with me forever. The storyline was just as unique as the characters themselves.

About A.D. Ellis

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.
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#Review #Standalone #Wotr21 #AttendingAuthor Broken Scars by: JM Walker

Ruined. Tortured. Broken.

What could have been the perfect childhood, turned into a hell that the devil himself would shy away from. I was forced to deal with an evil that would make the darkest of souls cringe.

Lily Noel was scarred but beautiful. She was perfectly flawed and everything that I needed.

Attraction bordered on obsession.
Passion bordered on ecstasy.
Addiction bordered on insanity.

Nothing could get in the way of our love.
Nothing

*This book contains dark themes including sexual assault and past child abuse*

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This book was freaking fantastic! I love a good romantic suspense and JM Walker did not disappoint with this one. Broken Scars touched all of my emotions. I laughed, I cried, I yelled at my kindle like they could actually hear me. Yep! It made me look crazy, but I don’t care. That makes it a real winner in my book.
Lily is a sweet woman whose life hasn’t always been perfect. She lives with her grandma, works at a retirement home, and spends the majority of her free time alone. And she is fine with that. Well, until she meets Lucas.
Lucas- gah Lucas! He earned a coveted spot on my Top Alphas of All Time list! He had it all; brains, brawn, a heart of gold. He had a very troubled past but he tries his best to not let that define him.
Broken Scars sucked me in from the very first page. It’s a fantastic romantic suspense with a super fine alpha and some oh so hot- blush worthy sexy moments. I’m not sure how I’m supposed to move on after finishing this one but I guess I will have to try.

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.

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#WOTR21 #MMRomance #ReleaseDay #Review #FriendsToLovers —Let Love Win by: AD Ellis


Skyler Byrd lost three years with his family and got an abusive relationship as his consolation prize. When Skyler finally reaches his breaking point, he finds himself homeless and in desperate need of his brother’s help.

Donovan Badger is living his dream with his best friend, Charlie, by his side. When Charlie’s younger brother shows up after three years, Van is immediately drawn to Skyler in a way that goes well beyond their past friendship, and is definitely against Charlie’s wishes.

Will Skyler and Van allow themselves to be kept apart? Or will they embrace what they’ve found with each other and let love win?

*Let Love Win is a steamy, friends-to-lovers, M/M romance featuring best friend’s brother, a penchant for silk, and a threesome fantasy longing to be brought to life.*

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐5 STARS⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I received a copy of Let Love Win from the author. This is my honest review.

Skylar has just escaped an abusive relationship. The man he was with was so mentally abusive, Skylar believes he is damaged goods and definitely not good enough to be loved by another. He hasn’t seen nor heard from his family in 3 years, but he needs someone, so he goes to his brother Charlie.

Van is Charlie’s best friend. They all grew up together and now he lives in a house with Charlie and they both work together. When Skylar shows up on their doorstep, soaking wet from the rainstorm, Van’s simple, single life, gets a little complicated. Van is definitely feeling something a bit more than one should feel about their best friends little brother.

Let Love Win was an oh-so-very-slow-burn. But when these 2 get past their obstacles, the smolder turns to F-I-R-E! Their biggest problem is, Charlie has warned them both to not get involved with each other. The question is- are they going to honor Charlies wishes and turn their backs on something that has the potential to be an extraordinary? Or follow their hearts and let love win?

About A.D. Ellis

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/her or they/them pronouns.
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