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#AuthorSpotlight – Maggie Adams

Maggie  Adams

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Maggie Adams – Maggie Adams is an internationally bestselling romance author. Her first book in the Tempered Steel Series, the romantic comedy-Whistlin’ Dixie, debuted in Top 100 for Women’s Fiction, Humor, on November 2014. Since then, she has consistently made the various best seller 5-star lists with her Tempered Steel Series. Her series has launched the tiny town of Grafton, Illinois, into international recognition with sales in Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and the UK. She is the recipient of various awards for excellence including Dayreader Reviews Best of 2015, the Readers Favorite Award 2016, the Indie Romance Convention Romantic Comedy Award 2017 and the 2017 New Apple Awards -Suspense. She hit #1 best-seller on all major ebook sites with her contribution in the Feisty Heroines Romance Collection of Shorts in 2020.
She also writes paranormal romance, young adult romance and women’s fiction. Maggie’s books can be found on eBook and paperback on her website and all major book sites.
When she’s not writing, she can be found dancing, singing and cooking (usually all at the same time), and spending time with her family and friends. Her life, according to her husband, is a living version of the a Lucille Ball sitcom, but they wouldn’t change it for anything!

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

The others after in my opinion. You have to make sure all your timetables, characters, and scenes are in sync with each new book. It’s amazingly tedious.

What comes first? The plot or characters

Characters are always first for me. Those darn voices in my head!

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Lexi Blake!! Of course, I’d probably be so star struck, I’d likely giggle until I snort like a pig then pass out.

If you could ask that author three questions about their writing, writing process, or books, what would they be?

How do you maintain the freshness of each book in a series? Is your husband your guinea pig for figuring out scenes? (mine is…) Who is your favorite author?

What is harder? The blurb writing, naming the book, or naming the series.

The Blurb!!! Gah, I hate writing those. I’m always afraid my knowledge of the book is going to either give out too much (spoiler) or not enough (boring).

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Wow! I’m not sure I could pick just one. I’m always amazed and humbled that people recognize me at events. Same goes with other authors. I’m like, “but I’m just me and you’re so well known. How do you know me?” lol

What is your definition of success?

Being happy with your life, no matter what you do, or what others think. It’s taken me quite a long time to come to the conclusion that if your heart is happy, then life is good.

What are your social links?

http://www.maggieadamsbooks.com – website
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maggie-adams
https://www.facebook.com/maggieadamsbooks – book page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/maggiesminxes -reader group page
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9867300.Maggie_Adams – goodreads
https://twitter.com/AuthrMaggieAdms – twitter
https://www.pinterest.com/maggiesminxes/– Pinterest
https://www.instagram.com/maggieadamsbooks/ – Instagram
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggie-adams-006a8b142/ – LinkedIn

What are your buy links?

https://www.maggieadamsbooks.com ,

https://www.amazon.com/Maggie-Adams/e/B00PKHNK6E,

#WOTR21 #Football – First and Ten (Love by the Yard Book #1) by Michel Prince

First and Ten: Book 1 of the Love by the Yard Series by [Michel Prince]

Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences 18+. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF.

In book one of Love by the Yard: In Chicago they say Speed Kills, or at least they have for the last seven years since the handsome running back, Jerome Speed, led the Chicago Grizzlies to divisional and conference championships.

Danika Albright’s privileged upbringing has most people believing she wants for nothing. As the daughter of a self-made billionaire she shouldn’t, but her father never wanted his children to be spoiled and demanded they make their own way with little to no help from him. While working her way through school as a stylist, she crosses paths with a local football star with his own issues.

The pair work to keep their desires from molding their relationship, but when a paternity case tackles the star and the woman wants more than money, the relationship takes a hit.

Can Danika and Jerome look past what they know and take the time to discover what really happens when you fall in love with a person—one who wants you and not just your name?

Two people—two different backgrounds—one goal—to learn to love one yard at a time.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given a code for the audio book by the author for an honest review.

I have too stay I really enjoy the narrator for this story.  Michel has Logan narrate her Tattoo series called The Permanent Hangover.  I truly do enjoy his voice and the variations he can make for the different characters he voices.  There are times his voice is like melted butter ladies *wink wink*.  It was a great listen.

Ok if you haven’t read anything by Michel lemme tell ya, she writes some hard topics.  She doesn’t sugar coat them and she can make things a bit uncomfortable, but she is always respectful and truthful to the story.  This story does hit the topic of mental health issues for one of the side characters.    Her raw, gritty, TRUTH is something I actually look forward too.

This is the story about socialite Dani whose father is the rich IT Genius in Chicago.  She portrays the life of privilege which she HAS but doesn’t have.  Confusing right?  Her dad informs you he is rich, but she isn’t.  She has to chip in on the family’s weekly groceries, so she doesn’t take anything for granted.  Dani has a great career as a stylist for some of the football’s players of the NFL Team.  She is stunned stupid when she meets Rome getting fitted and not se well by her nemesis.

Rome sees Dani and thinks she is going to be another rich, spoiled, socialist but is shocked when she doesn’t know who he is.  HIM!!!  She doesn’t know Jerome Speed???  WHAT!!  After a brief and intriguing meeting, he needs to know more about her. The two bumps into each other when Dani was taking her “Tuesday Treat” day and hang out.  Rome is stunned she isn’t throwing herself at him and actually tends to dismiss him at times.  Who is this woman!!!??  Does she not know who he is and what his reputation is????

Rome and Dani start to spend time together when the paparazzi, his custody battle, her families not so happy reaction to her being in the gossip rag, annnnnnd a psycho baby momma cause so much trouble for this two.  They have an amazing chemistry, and nothing seems to stop them for being together.  I loved the story and the resolution of the drama between the side characters and the main character.  I am very excited for the next book because Dalton was a GREAT Beta to Rome’s alpha in this book.

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

#WOTR21 #6YearFamily #AuthorSpotlight – JM Walker

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

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

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

I find the ones that follow the first book because I suck at keeping track of timelines and details. I have a notebook for a series and I still forget things.

What comes first? The plot or characters

Characters – I don’t plot. I’ll take notes but that’s about it.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Tijan and Lily White. They are both my unicorn authors!

If you could ask that author three questions about their writing, writing process, or books, what would they be?

Um…well I’ve talked to both of them so…I guess I would ask Lily to help me get deeper into the dark subjects I write about. Go beyond the blood and gore kind of thing.

What is harder? The blurb writing, naming the book, or naming the series.

The blurb. Always the freaking blurb.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Meeting and interacting with readers! So this would include all of the book signings I’ve been to as well!

What is your definition of success?

Besides being able to quit the day job of course, which I think is a goal for a lot of authors – I think I’m pretty successful. Sure, I don’t have a movie deal or anything but I have readers. They are what keeps me going and striving to be a better author, person, etc. I really couldn’t do this without them.

What are your social links?

Website: https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jm.walker.author
Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JMsJems/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmwlkr
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorjmwalker/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5132169.J_M_Walker
Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y7dpjkud
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/j-m-walker
Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/o2i6u2

What are your buy links?

https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/books

#WOTR21 #MC – Topaz, Steel MC Charter book 8 by Michel Prince and Wren McCabe

Topaz (Steel MC Montana Charter #8)

In book eight of the Steel MC Montana Charter: Sarah ‘Topaz’ Cardell had been with the Steels in Montana from the start, moving up from the New Mexico Charter with other Hoez to be there for the men. Her place in the club, allowed her to shelter her damaged heart. For nearly a decade, her past had stayed in the past until a man so similar to the one she’d lost, shows up in Turnabout Creek. Will she allow herself to find out who Onyx really is? And if she does will she be ready to meet the man he is?

Enforcer, Dallas ‘Onyx’ King took a chance leaving Los Angeles and moving with one of his best friends to Turnabout Creek, Montana. An amputee from an injury when he was on patrol with the LAPD, his choices were limited. He knew when he arrived he would be the only chip in the cookie and found himself pleasantly surprised to not be. The men, women, and children of the Steel MC welcomed him with open arms and no judgment even when it came to his limited mobility. That is, all but one.

When a private argument between Topaz and Onyx turns into a kidnap and torture by a group set on taking over the country, the past will be revealed and true emotions emerge. Can Topaz and Onyx put any hard feelings aside and save themselves from their abductors? And will the true desires bubbling under the surface change both their worlds?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this book.

One of my favorite things about this series is the fact it does not shy away or sugar coat intense topic.  The story has hit on domestic violence and racism hard in these books.  This book is the biggest hammer to the topic of all the books and I worry/fear more will happen with the current “bad guys” of the storyline.

*Clapping* Topaz gets a man!!  FINALLY!!!  I have loved her from the start of the series and so I have been waiting to read her story and find out who steals her heart and makes her an Ol’Lady.  She is the “I’ll cut you bitch” momma hen to Roadkills “I will smother you to death” momma hen of the women in the club.  Topaz has been in the MC life first when she was with Dell and Steel and now with Red and Roadkill.  She knows her place and has earned respect from everyone for her loyalty to the club.  But Topaz is just SAD and that hurts me.

Onyx is the best sidekick to Hollywood you could have.  The two have a great bro-chemistry and it shows.  Onyx knows being black is a huge issue for most MC’s but not for Red and his crew.  They are interested in the character of the person.  The color is of no concern.

Unfortunately that is not the issue with a lot of people, especially the ACT-UP idiots….cult…..assholes???  Let’s go with racists assholes.  If you aren’t white, then you aren’t right is their slogan.  This attitude affects many of the Steel family in Turnabout Creek from Lil’ Mama, Cream, Hack, and many of the babies who live in the ranch.

When the racists idiots kidnap Onyx and Topaz they have to deal with her immediate dislike of him.  He thinks its because he is a big black man buuuuut that is far from the truth.  Topaz has lost and lost a very dear chunk of her heart.  Onyx makes her feel things she has learned to ignore and numbed herself too.

The story of them dealing with the kidnapping and confronting their feelings was sooooo amazing.  But seeing Topaz find a new skill set and feeling finally “at home” in Montana was the cherry on top in the story BUUUUT can I just say, Mountain is next and this girl does like the quiet ones….Better hold me tight Baldy!!

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

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Wren grew up in the Northern part of the USA. She enjoys spending time with family, curling up with a good book, coloring in her adult books and driving motorcycles, big trucks and fast cars to relieve stress after a busy week.

Born in a large family she is all about family values and morals.

Wren’s friends and family will agree she is never far from a pen and paper as she finds so many things in the world peak her interest and can inspire an entire story.

#WOTR21 #AuthorSpotlight – R. K. Gleason

R.K. Gleason

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

R.K. Gleason – I’m married to one of the coolest people I’ve ever met and she is the one who encouraged me to write. I published my firs book in 2015 and at the time of writing this, I have 12 books in my library. I never intended or aspired to be an author and I always just thought everyone had an imagination as vivid (or corrupt) as mine. It wasn’t until I was 53 years old I realized that wasn’t the case and not everyone had their own movies playing in their heads all day. I rationalized it was what made me a consummate liar but never equated it to being an author. That was 12 or more books ago and just take a look at the twisted nonsense I’ve put out since then. I never started any this for the money and on the extremely rare occasions when someone recognizes me, it always makes me nervous. Mostly because the first thing that pops into my head is the person is with law enforcement.

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

I guess it the first one, or maybe the ones that follow. Hell! I have no idea. They’re all fucking hard. What I can say is writing the follow ups are usually more familiar but that doesn’t always make it easier. Some of my returning characters are assholes and unpleasant to be around. Sort of like family members and accepting the good with the bad. I seldom like the things my characters say or do but I still love them all. Perhaps I enjoy spending time with the villains the most and especially when they didn’t start out that way. Heroes are easy but villains, those fuckers are complex! For me, the best part of starting new books, is it’s like meeting a whole new group of people you haven’t learned to distrust yet.

What comes first? The plot or characters

This is like the age old chicken or egg question, so settle back and let this one sink in. The egg had to come first and here’s why. You have to have an egg to hatch a chicken. Meaning, the chicken had to come from an egg, because it’s the truth and you know it. Hatching from an egg is part of what makes it a chicken! But that fucking egg could have come from anywhere. A penguin could have laid the thing! Or an ostrich. Hell, the egg could have come from an alligator or a snake. But where ever it squeezed its way out of, there was a chicken inside. As far as plot or character goes, it depends on how the movie starts.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

David Wong, but meeting your idols doesn’t always work out as you’d hope. I learned that lesson with Tom Savini.

If you could ask that author three questions about their writing, writing process, or books, what would they be?

What are your feelings on the movie version of John Dies at the End? Have you aver seen a shadow man? Who really wrote the lyrics to Camel Holocaust?

What is harder? The blurb writing, naming the book, or naming the series.

The blurb, because it’s the longest out of the three choices.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Traveling to Belfast with my wife for a book signing at the Titanic museum. We spent my birthday walking around the city and ended up miles away at a museum we had never heard of or planned on visiting.

What is your definition of success?

I think success is to be utterly happy and I think I’ve already made it. This pandemic has understandably been very difficult for people. We’ve been fortunate enough to have jobs that allowed us to work from home since this all began. This means I’ve been able to spend every day with my best friend and we never seem to get tired of each other’s company. If that’s not the true meaning of success, I’m not sure what else there could be. Sure, I’d like to be wealthy, but only so we could do more things together. Fame has its appeal for some, but I’m a little socially awkward and have a gift for saying or doing the exactly wrong thing at the worst time, and being a celebrity drives people to be on the watch for those things. Nope, No thanks. Although, maybe sleeping in might be nice.

What are your social links?

Goodreads: https://tinyurl.com/y5kyqxwk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GleasonRk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/r.k.gleason/
Website: https://www.rkgleason.net/

What are your buy links?

Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/yb6fgdy2
Audible: https://tinyurl.com/y8dojb8d

#WOTR21 #MC – Dreamer, Steel MC Charter Book 7 by Michel Prince and Wren McCabe

Dreamer (The Steel MC Montana Charter #7)

In Book Seven of the Steel MC Montana Charter-Meadow Lind knows how to make anything beautiful, with her lens, paint brush, pencil or in her own mind. Her current boyfriend is passionate, although others confuse it with abuse. She’s covers the bruises from those fits of passion until Dell from the Steel MC New Mexico Charter sees the truth and pulls her from an assault even Meadow couldn’t whitewash. Christopher “Freaky” Anderson wasn’t sure what he was getting into when he joined the Steel MC’s Montana Charter. Newly founded, he worried he was on the same unstable ground he’d been when he joined the guard. Never truly finding the home, only years later a family was forming around him. When a new MC rolls into town wanting a parley there’s a chance for new line of income. One that won’t have him breaking his back, but half the club is vetoing the opportunity.When a flighty Dreamer named Meadow comes to town Freaky’s push for more is flipped into overdrive. Hoping to claim the woman setting his world on tilt, yet somehow righting it in a way he never thought possible. The copper hair beauty gets distracted and lost in her own dreams, each time pulling Freaky into a place where he finds not only himself, but love deep enough to support a home. When Meadow’s ex shows up determined to be the last man she’ll ever love, until her very last breath will all Freaky’s dreams vanish in one final passionate battle?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this book.

Oh Dreamer! OH Freaky!  I admit I was kinda curious about Freaky AKA Christopher and how he got his name.  I too figured with the group of guys he found his brotherhood with it had to be a sex thing.  LOL  I mean the Steels aren’t exactly the purest of men.

We meet Dreamer and she isn’t living but surviving day to day with an abusive dick named Clive.  Luckily Dell finds her at an art show and changes her life for the better.  After rescuing her and talking to Montana where she was hoping to hook her up with The Hard Road through Reds connections, she is staying to see life without abuse.  She is staying to see what she wants in life when she crosses paths with a hard-working member of the Steels.

Freaky is always good for a laugh.  He is a stressed-out mess planning Hack’s bachelor party while also seeing Hack stress out over marrying Preacher Girl.  Freaky can’t imagine having a life where you just want one woman to live your life with and plan your life around.  When he bumps into Dreamer he is mesmerized by her beauty and the way she looks at everything.

The couple have a strong connection everyone can see. He is fully in and wants to make her his but worries she will compare him to Clive.  Dreamer is worried about what being claimed really means.  She has never had freedom and now that she has it she is afraid to give it up.

The couple soon learn that when push comes to shove, they need the other to be complete.  When Clive comes back in the picture and a new MC group makes a play in town, Dreamer and Freaky rely on each other to make everything safe for the other again.

I totally enjoyed the side story of Hack and Preacher Girl’s wedding.  Those two are so perfect for each other.  But I loved getting “new commers” view of the family we love.  When new people see the love the couples have for each other, plus the commitment to the family has a whole, it makes you fall in love with all the characters again.

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

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Wren grew up in the Northern part of the USA. She enjoys spending time with family, curling up with a good book, coloring in her adult books and driving motorcycles, big trucks and fast cars to relieve stress after a busy week.

Born in a large family she is all about family values and morals.

Wren’s friends and family will agree she is never far from a pen and paper as she finds so many things in the world peak her interest and can inspire an entire story.

#WOTR21 #MC – Cream, Steel MC Montana Chapter book #6 by Michel Prince and Wren McCabe

In book six of the Steel MC Montana Charter: From the first moment Sawyer Castle laid eyes on Annie Morrison he was lust struck. For over a year, the man nicknamed ‘Bounty’ for his ability to pick up women quick and en masse, could only get a smile or laugh from the woman. But a rescue gone wrong has Annie stranded with a dying woman and now, the woman he calls Cream is calling the Steel MC for a bail out.

There aren’t many things Annie cares for in her life. Never being stagnant, open spaces and her bike Peaches. When her baby gets hit and needs a repair, she’s stuck in Turnabout Creek with the Men of the Steel MC. Only her lifestyle demands constant movement and she has a delivery to make. When the young, handsome Bounty offers his services the man she’s been trying to avoid is now having her ride bitch.

With a late delivery, her pseudo bosses send a message that reverberates through the Club and soon has them questioning her activities outside of the domestic abuse rescue program. With another delivery sitting as a ticking timebomb in the compound the Steels will need to determine if Bounty’s Sweet Cream has dangers beyond her curves. Or if they will need to step in and save the woman Bounty wants to claim as his own and giving Cream a family unafraid of the demons that haunt her.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this book.

So I gotta say Bounty had me going HRMMMMM.  I kinda expected him and Annie AKA Cream to get together after seeing his interaction with her in an earlier book.  I gotta say the story line was amazing.  I mean I was wondering her deal and why she was a bit reserved with her interactions plus the convo she has with Lil Bit made me say HRMMM…what is her story?  What is her baggage?  Ya’ll I was not prepared for the amazing twist of her story at all.

Bounty is a flirt.  His back story was pretty interesting as well.  I mean not many people grow up in a brothel and have happy and fond memories let alone zero resentment toward his mom for the life she desired.  He found his place with the MC but had been a bit of a roaming heart until that point.  He and Annie are very similar in the roaming lifestyle.

Cream does everything she can to push Bounty away but slowly he melts that icy exterior she has.  While he is melting that wall of ice, he starts to realize this woman is more then even he realized.  The couple do a great job dancing around the tension but when Bounty is helping Cream with her mom…..I was *ALMOST* turning in my Baldy cut for a Bounty one.

I loved the creative plot of the story and what they did to make Cream’s story so imaginative and way outside the normal “box”.  I was so happy with the new additions to the Steel MC Charter in this book and my Baldy cut is fully back in place.  The changes we are seeing in the “Steel Family” is outstanding and the last line of the book…..man, I can’t wait for more!!!

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

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Wren grew up in the Northern part of the USA. She enjoys spending time with family, curling up with a good book, coloring in her adult books and driving motorcycles, big trucks and fast cars to relieve stress after a busy week.

Born in a large family she is all about family values and morals.

Wren’s friends and family will agree she is never far from a pen and paper as she finds so many things in the world peak her interest and can inspire an entire story.

#WOTR21 #6YearFamily #AuthorSpotlight – Teresa Gabelman

Teresa Gabelman

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Love family, reading, writing, meeting book peeps and my animals. Sums me up pretty well.

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

Definitely the books that follow the first one in a series. The longer the series the harder it gets for me and yet, it’s me who makes it hard by adding more and more characters. LOL!

What comes first? The plot or characters

Definitely characters for me. The plot goes on as a I write. I’m not a plotter at all. I have an idea of how the story will go and end. Tried plotting but the characters don’t like it and change the plot as they laugh at me for trying. So, yeah, I gave up on plotting.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Sherrilyn Kenyon

If you could ask that author three questions about their writing, writing process, or books, what would they be?

What is Acheron’s address? What is Acheron’s phone number? Yep, that’s pretty much it. If you have read Acheron then you will know why I want this important information….but remember….he’s mind. 😉

What is harder? The blurb writing, naming the book, or naming the series.

The blurb which is from hell.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Meeting so many amazing people who love books as much as I do!

What is your definition of success?

When someone writes to tell me how much one of my books has helped them through a difficult time. Nothing better!

What are your social links?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teresagabelman
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TGabelman
AllAuthor: https://allauthor.com/author/jared1840/
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/teresa-gabelman

What are your buy links?

https://amzn.to/33wer6Y

#WOTR21 #MC – Free, Steel MC Charter Book 5 by Michel Prince and Wren McCabe

Michel Prince is the attending author.

Free (Steel MC Montana Charter #5)

Duke Weston rode out of Turnabout Creek on a wave of cheers and well wishes as a hometown hero. Nicknamed Hollywood when he returned from LA to help his wayward nephew from being pulled into the Road Killers and the drug culture they’ve cultivated. The LAPD SWAT member joined up with the Steel MC Montana Charter only to discover he couldn’t commute and be part of the club. With life-altering decisions needing to be made, can Hollywood find his way home and help take down the Road Killers? Or will he be drawn back to the big city where there are no demands on him once he clocks out?

Fiona “Free” Anderson was rescued by the Steel MC’s Prez and VP. What everyone thought would be a few days layover, then a relocation, turned into more than a year. Dancing at the Roadside Bar, Free’s stayed on the edges of the club. Some believe it’s because of her past connection with the Road Killers and that she’s holding back secrets. Only Free knows why she fears to make a connection and never truly invests in anything past the next moment. Has she overstayed her welcome with the club? Or has she finally found a place to call home?

With Hollywood’s nephew a year from graduation, uprooting his life in LA needs to be about more than family obligations. A woman, beautiful, but damaged, might be exactly the hook to bring him back permanently. Only her past keeps resurfacing, and Hollywood wonders if it’s because she never let it go, or that things in her past refuse to take no for an answer?

Time, trust, and loyalty to the Steel MC may be Free and Hollywood’s only answer to a lifetime together.

Warning: Adult 18+. Possible triggers.

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I purchased this book.

*Grumble and opens book* Free is a snatch who doesn’t deserve a book.

*Wipes tear and closes book* DAMN IT.  I was so wrong about her and now I feel bad.

Yes friends to say I was not thrilled to read a book about Free is an understatement.  I mean Hollywood is a good guy but can you really redeem such a horrible person?  Welp, Michel and Wren made me a believer in redemption.  I mean I even messaged Michel to say LAWD I feel bad for not liking her.

Free/Fiona is one heck of a complex character.  She has never in her entire life been given any breaks or shown any kindness in her very short life.  Sex was what she knew and was how she got anything from kindness to breaks from men.  Being saved by the Steel MC was the only kindness she has been given without any string attached.  Yes she was a lost soul who everyone snickered about behind her back and she KNEW what they said.  I can’t imagine have no one in your corner or feeling like having no one in her corner.  Little did she know she does have a group of people AKA Red, Roadkill, Hack, and Hollywood who do see her and want the best for her.

Hollywood has been in and out of the Steel and finally is all in.  He has been fascinated by Free but finally starts to dig into her when he finds her after a very low point in her life.  He finds himself drawn to her and all her baggage.  He doesn’t care what the history is with her as long as she is willing to open her heart to a future with him.

This book we get A LOT of new information.  We finally find out who the Road Killers President is.  We also meet Dallas and a new prospect for the Steels names Mountain.  We finally get to meet the newest baby Steel and I was so loving the birthing scenes with Red and the guys at Red’s house.  These guys are alpha but also a mess when they cant help their women.

I have to stay I loved the scenes with the women and how they accepted Free into the fold of women even when she did see her acceptance in their eyes.  But I cant wait to see more from Free and Hollywood. I cant wait to see what happens with them going forward just like the rest of the couples in the series.

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

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Wren McCabe lives in Northern United States with her two spoiled canine companions. Hobbies include big trucks, fast cars, motorcycles, four-wheelers, snowmobiles, fishing, hunting and camping. Outdoor enthusiastic keeps her outside during the summer months and on the ice in the winters. Her family will contest she is never far away from a pen, paper and computer.

#WOTR21 #6YearFamily #EventHost #AuthorSpotlight – Anya Breton

Anya Breton

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Anya Breton – I write naughty. I dig rubber chickens, I have crabs and they go on adventures with me. I’m the WOTR Llama Queen.

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

The last half of all books is harder than the first, no matter where it falls in a series.

What comes first? The plot or characters

Characters! My stuff is always character driven.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Right now I’d say Kate Meader. She writes HOT, fun books.

If you could ask that author three questions about their writing, writing process, or books, what would they be?

Um, I’d just be fangirling. Honestly, the writing process is so specific to each person that it wouldn’t help much for me to ask what hers would be like. I might ask which were her favorite to write and what we can expect in the future.

What is harder? The blurb writing, naming the book, or naming the series.

Oh my god, the blurb, totally the blurb. It is painful as all hellllll.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My favorite memories include hugs from amazing readers. Always the hugs. Please, give me more hugggssss.

What is your definition of success?

Hugs. haha

What are your social links?

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