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#WOTR21 #NewRelease #Review – Wicked Relations: Magic and Mayhem Universe (Wicked Series Book 6) By Teresa Gabelman

Wicked Relations: Magic and Mayhem Universe (Wicked Series Book 6) by [Teresa Gabelman]

Wicked was finally content or as content as a witch with twins, a sexy panther Shifter mate and crazy cat familiar could be. Or so she thought. The twist and turns of her past have come back to haunt her again, but this time her dreams may come true giving Wicked the big family she had always wanted.

Welcome back to the town of Assjacket for more wickedly hilarious mixtures of paranormal personalities.

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Review by Twinsie Melinda

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

This series has me cracking up.  I enjoy seeing more and more of all these witches, familiars and shifters. These are great quick reads and pick me ups. The things Bruce gets up to I’m telling you he would keep any witch on their feet.

Wicked’s past is once again landing on her front porch.  This time it brings a witch named Angel and her familiar Rook.  As if Bruce couldn’t make enough mischief himself let’s just add Rook the blue crow wearing 3D glasses to the mix.

Things are truly looking up for Wicked she has more people in her life.  She knows she can trust them and they have her back.  We get to meet Robert and Angel and I could not be more pleased to see these two come into Wicked’s life again.

I have really enjoyed this world of Magic and Mayhem that Teresa Gabelman has tossed me into.  Cannot wait to read more of Wicked’s life.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Teresa Gabelman, writes paranormal romance and contemporary romance with a side of humor in each story. Her heroines are strong and independent keeping the sexy alpha heroes on their toes.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

#WOTR21 #NewRelease #Review – What You Deserve: A Gem Stone Book – by Mary Martel

What You Deserve : A Gem Stone Book

One half of a whole.
That’s what I always thought I’d be.
Being an identical twin, I always believed I had that to rely on. I thought wrong.
Losing half of that whole left me feeling like I had nothing.
It crippled me.
Almost destroyed me.
And left me with an aching heart, a slew of questions, and a need for revenge so strong I could almost taste it on my tongue.
My name is Gem Stone. My twin’s name was Gin. We might have looked like the same person, but we were not. Divorce and a disgusting mother forced us apart at a young age, and a horrible family kept us that way.
Still, we remained best friends—or so I thought.
When you lose the other half to your whole, the other half of your soul, you lose everything.
But I wasn’t ready to give up everything, even when I felt like I was dead inside.
My twin kept a secret from me. One that changed everything and made me look at her in a whole different light.
I ache for answers to my questions, and I find salvation where I shouldn’t. Mostly, I crave some type of vengeance. Something, anything, to make me feel better about what I’ve lost.

What You Deserve is a 100,000+ word m/f/m contemporary book for readers 18 and up.

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I received this book from the author for an honest review.
I enjoyed this book. Franks stole my heart from the start. Riley took a little more to grow on me. I have a bit of a girl crush on Gem. Mary did an amazing job on this one.
Gem never had it great. She was a twin and things were great. Until her mother separated Gem and Gin when they were little. Causing Gem to lose a piece of herself. Gem found Franklin, her BFF, and boy did she need him. At 17 Gem and Gin were making plans to be together when they turned 18. Gem was once again left alone and heartbroken when Gin died. Franks is there to help her though it.
The lies that are told or maybe things unsaid have my heart torn apart here. This book really took me on a crazy ride. Gem is dealing with the death of her sister and learning so may secrets about her family. Riley, Gin’s BFF, is also learning things he had no idea about and trying to figure out what Gem means to him. I am just stunned with all the lies that are exposed in this one. I was hanging on to the cliff by my fingernails.
I need so much more of Gem, Franks, and Riley. Franks especially please, I cannot get enough of that man. I feel there is so much more going to go down with everything we have learned so far. There are so many that need to get what they deserve for hurting Gem and Gin.

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

#AudioReview – Mason by Tijan

Mason: A Fallen Crest Prequel (Fallen Crest, Book .5)

Mason Kade is not known to be nice. He is ruthless, manipulative, and unforgiving. Most will say that he is an a**hole and he is to those that cross him or cross his loved ones. However, he does not want to be who he is. He does not enjoy hurting others, but there is no limit to the lengths he will go to protect himself and his brother.

This is the story of how he came to be and this is why so many love Mason Kade.

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Review by Twinsie Melinda

Audio review of book I purchased.

What a great lead into a series.  We get to know Mason and Logan Kade.  After listening to this story I can understand why these boys are the way they are.  After all the heartbreak they have had they fell they need to protect their hearts. Even though each take a different approach to protecting it they are doing what they need to not to be heart again.

Mason and Logan dad is an ass bringing women home night after night. Then his wife leaves him which I don’t blame. These boys loved her and cared about her. They felt sorry for the way their dad treated her and made her cry all the time. So yes, I do have a bit of resentment towards their mom for packing up and leaving.

WOW did these boys have some girl drama. I can see some of these girls causing issues for them in the future. These girls are some of the most deceitful and cut throat girls I have read in a while.

I’m ready to jump into this series. I need to find out the rest of the story about Sam and how she jells with the Kade boys.

I enjoyed this audio book narrated by Graham Halstead. He kept my attention and pulled me into this story.

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

To find what to read next of hers, go to www.tijansbooks.com
WALLSTREET JOURNAL, NEW YORK TIMES, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

#WOTR2021 #ReleaseBlitz #Review – Double Dog Dare You – By: Lacey Black

Title: Double Dog Dare You
Author: Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2020
Blurb
Quinn
One simple
text message can change everything. I found that out the hard way. One minute
I’m complaining about a horrible picture of a guy’s you-know-what, and the
next, I’m having conversations with a stranger. A gorgeous, rebel of a man who
makes my heart skip a beat and does a number on my panties.
The only
problem is we’re not looking for the same things in life. I want stability and
a family, while he always has his eye out for the next good time.
Royce
She may
literally be the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met. Funny, it all started with
an accidental text message. About unwanted male member photos, actually, and
from that moment, I was hooked. She’s the perfect woman really, except for one
tiny little flaw. She’s looking for the one thing that makes me want to run for
the door. Forever.
Yet,
somehow, I can’t seem to let her go. She might be the one dare I actually fail.

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Absolutely loved Quinn and Royce they had great chemistry and banter no matter if it was in person or between texts.  Royce the guy who loves to have fun and Quinn the school principal that cannot back down from a challenge. Gotta love the Double Dog Dares Royce lays down.

Quinn is so done with men, dating, and putting her heart out there.  She is ready for the house with the white picket fence.  Really how wrong can things go when texting your BFF about her last date sending her inappropriate text pic.  Well unless it isn’t really your BFF you just texted and a total stranger. Ok well maybe it doesn’t go that wrong maybe it turns out to be a whole lot of fun.

Royce is never going to settle down or give his heart away to anyone. He is all about having a good time. He is all for a little fun but bringing up commitment and he O-U-T out.  When he sees a bomb shell on her porch one night on his evening run, he is ready to have some fun. The question is when things get serious will he run for the hills as usual or will she be the one that makes his feet stay where they are.

The banter between these two is amazing.  I think I fell more and more for Royce through out the book. Don’t get me wrong there were times I wanted to shake some since into him but for the most part loved him.  I mean how can you not love a guy who takes a girl on the dates he takes her on. Seriously, plus his love of a shelter pup just hand my heart over.  I loved Quinn to see her put her heart out there knowing Royce doesn’t want the same things she does but still puts herself out there.

I was laughing with Quinn and Royce through out this one.  No matter how scared or unsure Quinn was if Royce throughout the “Double Dog Dare you” you can count on Quinn doing it.  I absolutely loved the zipline scene and the dog shelter scene. Lacey Black did a good job on this one I had so much fun reading Quinn and Royce.

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Author Bio
Lacey Black
is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading and writing. She carries her
e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read
a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about
contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little
suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two
children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves shooting guns and should only
consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.
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#ReleaseDayBlitz #Review #Standalone – Gunnar (Book 9 in the Storm MC series) by Nina Levine

Gunnar

The biker & the politician’s daughter.
Sworn enemies.
One night will change everything.

Chelsea Novak is the kind of fire I should stay away from.
She’s also the only kind of fire I’ve ever craved.
Instead of extinguishing her from my life, I’ve thrown gasoline.
Now we’re burning hotter than ever.
Stolen moments when we shouldn’t.
Forbidden nights that are never enough.
Illicit seconds for one more taste.
I’m taking everything I want.
Everything that isn’t mine.
The heat is blinding, making us take risks that will destroy us.
Because this love will destroy us.
It will consume us. Ravage us. Ruin us.
Chelsea Novak is fire.
And I’m a man ready to burn for the one woman I can never make mine.

A brand new full length forbidden romance novel in the original Storm MC series.

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I was so excited to get back to The Storm MC series.  Gunnar and Chelsea did not disappoint.  Reading about them and seeing all the other characters made my heart happy. There is nothing like a strong Alpha biker and an even stronger woman.

Gunnar and Chelsea come from wealthy families and grew up together. They have been friends since they were five. Only difference is Gunnar broke away from that lifestyle and Chelsea was pulled farther and farther into it.  Chelsea betrayed Gunnar over and over and finally ripped out his heart. Everything she did was for him even if he didn’t see or know it.  No matter how much they wanted to avoid each other there were things that would pull them together.  The sparks would fly and then the hurtful words would spew out.

This story was so intense that it sucked me in and I had a hard time setting it down.  There was so much going on it was a true emotional roller coaster. This is packed with passion, drama, and action that kept me wanting more and needing more.

USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Levine is an Aussie author who writes alphas with a side of dirty and sassy women who don’t hand their hearts over easily.

When she isn’t creating with words, she loves to create with paint and paper. Often though, she can be found curled up with a good book and some chocolate.

#WOTR #Review – Officer x2 By Derek Masters

Officer X2

Double the officers, double the pleasure.

What was supposed to be a fun girls night started out with me being pulled over for speeding. I thought for sure I was getting a ticket, but a familiar face let me off with a warning.

The night turned into a complete disaster when I found my designated driver passed out drunk at the bar.
Luckily, the officer from earlier gave me his card so I called him for a ride.
Little did I know that he and his partner would both be giving me a ride in more ways than one.

Read this hot MFM romance to find out how I get double cuffed and stuffed!

The Flirt Club presents True Love X 2! A series of MFM romances with double the heat, double the heart, and double the happily-ever-afters! Guaranteed!


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I picked this up because my BFF said I should read it. Derek Masters is a new to me author. This was a quick read but not short on anything.

Tara is finally having a girls night out with her bestie. When running late to pick her up she finds herself stopped on the side of the road with those lovely red and blue lights flashing behind her. Officers Tyler is ready to toss the book at her when Austin realizes she is his dream girl from high school at lets her go.

Tara’s night goes from that to worse when her designated driver is plastered at the end of the night, so she calls officer Austin for a ride home. After dropping off her friend the 3 continue the party at Tara’s home. This truly turns Tara’s night around.

I enjoyed this story and would definitely enjoyed reading more of it. I would love to hear more of Tara and Austins story see the first date and more.

Derek Masters grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and now lives in the immediate Kansas City, Missouri area.

When he’s not writing, you can typically find him working out in the gym, watching the game at one of his favorite sports bars, or hanging out at the park with his dog, Bully.

#WOTR #Review – Faithfully Wicked – By: Teresa Gabelman

Faithfully Wicked: Magic and Mayhem Universe (Wicked Series Book 4)

Twins, a sexy panther Shifter, a Rock n’ Roll cat with major issues, a tattoo shop and now add a bakery in the works means Wicked is a little on edge. The last thing she needs is a past, she thought had forgotten her, coming to Assjacket with one thing on its mind. Taking her back to what she ran from so very long ago, but the residents of Assjacket have a more wicked plan.

Welcome back to the town of Assjacket for more wickedly hilarious mixtures of paranormal personalities.

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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

This book has me in stitches and then has me saying Oh shit. Love seeing the issues Bruce finds himself in. To see Thornes alpha side come out when Wicked’s past shows up; Even though not everyone in the town is a fan of Wickeds I love how they band together to support her.

I need more novellas to learn more about Wicked, Thorne, Rose & Jamison Ok and even Bruce. If you just have a little time in your day to read and need something funny to lift your spirits I suggest picking up this gem.

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

Website: www.teresagabelman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teresa…
Email: tgabelman@live.com

#NewRelease #DualReview – The Russian Unleashed – By Red Phoenix

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I am a simple man. I love fine vodka, whips, and beautiful women.

And I have a secret.

At twenty-one, I’ve just inherited my family’s entire fortune.

Young, rich, and powerful, I am a force to be reckoned with –

in and out of the bedroom.

But the streets of Russia are dangerous.

When innocence is threatened, I risk my life to save a girl.

Now the Bratva have their sights set on me.

I did not ask to be a hero, but I refuse to back down.

I will fight to the end to protect the honor of the woman I love.

I am Rytsar Durov.

They have no idea what they have unleashed!

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I was so happy to be able to read more about Rytsar. He is by far my favorite not that I would want those cat o’nines near me I still like him. He has so many sides to him besides his sadist side. Rytsar is an amazing humanitarian not that he wants everyone to know this.

Family is everything to him even if he had to go out and find his family. Your family is not always the family you were born into but is the family you make and find on your journey of life. Rytsar is an expert at this by surrounding himself with incredible people.

Anytime we get a glimpse into Rytsar’s life I am surprised at how much he has overcome and how mature he is for his age. He is truly a man of integrity and compassion. Do not get me wrong he will do what ever it takes to hand out punishment to whoever needs them and they are always fitting of the crime.

I love Rytsar and with every book I was always sad he never got a happy ending by falling in love with someone special. I am beginning to see he doesn’t need that one person to make him happy he has the memory and spirit of Tatianna with him always. If not for Tatianna he would not have all the amazing family he has around him now.

I enjoyed seeing more of Rytsar and learning about what makes him the man he is today.

I received this book for free from the author for an honest review.

Rytsar…oh Rytsar!!  Lawd do we love him!!

This book is a great look into our favorite Sadists life after college and before the Brie books.

We get to see more of the man and what made him who we love today.  I always love to see the brotherly love bond between him and Thane.  They are such amazing brothers from different mothers yet they both learn to lean on the other though trying times all their life. Even though I love Thane with Brie, its fun to see him single and what he was life Pre-Brie.

Rytsar is dealing with so much family drama in this book.  We see when he comes into his inheritance and the further strain it puts on him and his blood brothers.  We see him embracing Thane as his only brother more in this book as well.  The family bonds a person has can be very complex for a person.  Rytsar definitely shows that in each and every chapter of this book.

Tatianna…how I wish things had been different for her and him.  But she is what makes him the man we love today.  She is what gives him is lifelong mission.  The result of what happens to her made him grow more than anyone his age and that also makes a big imprint on the man he becomes later in life.  I really and truly hope in the Brie series he is able to open his heart to another because fans of the series want him to be as happy as his best friend.  Plus can’t you just see him as a daddy??  OMG YESSSSSS!!!!!!

I loved reading this snippet into his life so we, the readers, can see more of the man we already love but we can see all he has over come to be the strong and loyal friend he is today.

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#NewRelease #Review – Den of Vipers – By: K.A. Knight

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Ryder, Garrett, Kenzo, and Diesel—The Vipers.

They run this town and everyone in it. Their deals are as sordid as their business, and their reputation is enough to bring a grown man to his knees, forcing him to beg for mercy. They are not people you mess with, yet my dad did. The old man ran up a debt with them and then sold me to cover his losses.

Yes, sold me.

They own me now.

I’m theirs in every sense of the word. But I’ve never been meek and compliant. These men, they look at me with longing. Their scarred, blood-stained hands holding me tight. They want everything I am, everything I have to give, and won’t stop until they get just that. They can own my body, but they will never have my heart.

The Vipers? I’m going to make them regret the day they took me.

This girl? She bites too.

*18+ Reverse Harem Romance. Warning this book contains scenes and references of abuse/assault that some readers may find triggering. Along with graphic sex scenes and violence. This is a dark book*

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K.A. Knight is a new to me author. I have to say I normally do not read dark stories but it was mafia and RH so I jumped right in. This took me right down that dark whole of Oh my what did I get myself into.

The Vipers, Ryder, Garrett, Kenzo and Diesel collect on a debt and agree to take the man’s daughter. SAY WHAT!?!?! Yep Roxy’s dad sold her to pay off his debt to the Vipers no matter that she is a grown business woman who runs her own bar.

The Vipers had no idea what they were getting with Roxy. Really, they figured grab her take her home play with her then dispose of her. Oh boy, were they wrong. Roxy bows down to NOONE!! Her and her bat are a one-woman destruction team.

I fell head over heals for Roxy. She is a woman that speaks her mind, hold her own, never backs down and NEVER shows fear no matter how scared she is. To deal with the Vipers she has to be strong to take what they dish out and sassy to keep them on their toes.

Each of the guys have their corks and Roxy feeds off each one. Diesel scares me the crapola out of me but then you see another side and actually kinda understand him. I enjoyed seeing the chemistry between Roxy and the guys but also the brotherhood relationship between the guys.

This is dark and I have to say I’m glad I didn’t know how dark when I started or I may have passed it up. I am so glad I did read it I loved these crazy ass guys and Roxy. I many have been pushed to the dark side.

K.A Knight is a Reverse Harem Romance author from a little town in England. She always dreamed up crazy story ideas and characters who love more than one person. After all #whychoose.

She loves her fur babies, coffee and a good book. Katie also has an obsession with monster flicks, and plans to re-watch them all!

#WOTR20 #NewRelease #Review – With Us, Next Generation Book #2 by JM Walker

With Us (Next Generation, #2)

-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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I receive this book from the author for an honest review.I read this and could not find it in me to write the review right away because I was a hot mess afterwards. JM knows how to write a story that gets your heart pumping then tears it right from your chest.

Meadow finds herself in the arms of two older men, Shade and Sunny, in a biker bar. These three have a connection that is off the charts. Shade and Sunny are best friends but when Meadow walks in everything clicks. They all have issues they need to work through but each are patient with one another.

This was like getting to the last piece of the puzzle and maneuvering it until it clicks into place and everything fits perfect. Then realize you cannot leave it on the table forever. Now I wait for the next book to see more or all these people and maybe a glimpse at what happens next for Meadow.

A few of my favorite quotes:

Even if this was just for fun, I refused to let them go because I knew that no matter what, no other man could ever make me feel this way.

I only wished we would have met Meadow long ago so she could give me the strengths form the very beginning to take this to the next step.

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