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#WOTR2022 #Review #RH – Till Death Do Us Part (An Ariel Kimber Novel Book 7) – By: Mary Martel

Till Death Do Us Part (An Ariel Kimber Novel Book 7) by [Mary  Martel ]

Ariel Kimber and her coven are under imminent threat from the Council. They are monsters, without fangs or horns, who hide behind their mantle of power, and they will do anything to get what they want.

The problem is, they want Ariel. They want her so badly that every other person around her is in danger just by being near her.

The Council forgot one very important fact though—Ariel Kimber is no victim. She’s a survivor, and the Council is stupid to think they can simply take her and destroy everything and everyone she loves.

She will do whatever it takes to keep her coven safe, even if she has to go through hell to do it. They are all more than willing to fight alongside her because she’s finally agreed to spend the rest of her life tied to them in every way possible.

They have a lot to fight for.

The goal is to make it to the other side without losing anyone along the way because they want their happily ever after.

And they want to be able to say till death do us part.

But life for Ariel Kimber is never that easy.

And it never will be.

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Review by Twinsie Melinda

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

Can we give more than 5 stars because this one defiantly deserves it.  It took me a bit longer to read this one because I wanted to savor it so much.  These guys would do anything for their Ariel and I mean anything. There was so much going on in this story that I wanted to keep reading faster to find out what was going to happen and at the same time I wanted to slow down to soak everything in. 

Ariel is finally happy and in a good place with all her guys and then well let the rollercoaster ride begin. I will not tell you all because I don’t want to spoil you getting to go through it like I did.  I loved seeing all the different sides of the guys and seeing them interact with Ariel and open up more to her. Each one of them are so different and all are need to fill a place in Ariel’s heart.

There was so much going on in this one I felt about every emotion there is and I may have even cried. I love this series and I want…nope… NEED so much more of this series. I shall be patient and hopefully I will be able to read more.

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.

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#NewRelease #DoubleReview – Famous in a Small Town by: Kylie Scott

He was looking for serenity and he may have just found it in her.

Famous in a Small Town, an all new small town, grumpy meets sunshine rock star romance, from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, is now available!

What chance does a small-town girl have with a world-famous rock star?

Two years after his wife’s death, rock star Garrett Hayes hasn’t moved on. But he has moved out of L.A. Where better to escape his past than a small town in the northern California mountains? If only he could get the townsfolk of Wildwood to leave him the hell alone.

Ani Bennet returned to her hometown for some much-needed serenity. The last thing she needs is a grumpy, too hot for his own good, rich and famous rock star living next door—and rent-free in her brain.

She set her fangirl tendencies aside and deleted his photo from her cell when they became neighbors. But when Garrett asks for help, she can’t say no. The problem is, spending time together is making those fangirl feelings resurface—and bringing them to a whole new level.

Review by Twinsie Angie

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

Kylie is the queen on snarky language. I love that about her stories. I always know I will get banter or humor with characters. This book was another great one.
I do have to say I loved that this book wasn’t like her other rockers. Garrett is kinda a broken man. His wife and band are gone. He goes and is trying to rebuild his life and happens to move in next door to Ani. Ani is also a woman who has some issues herself to work through.
The chemistry between the two is a great slow burn. They have a delicious spark that ignites when they are together more and more. They have a lot of stuff to work thought but that is what makes the story all the more amazing of a read.
I absolutely loved it and would more of the side characters if they are developed for more books.

Review by Twinsie Melinda

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

Kylie has such a wonder way of telling a story with a new spin.  I enjoyed seeing Ani and Garrett’s story unfold in this small-town hideaway.

Ani ran home after being in the big city to hide away. Garrett lost the love of his life and ran away to hide from everyone and everything.  Ani never expected her new neighbor to be the one and only Garrett that she used to fangirl over. Garrett never expected to have a neighbor that could help him learn to live again. 

I loved watching these two “not” date and get to know one another.  Will Garrett’s fame be too much for Ani to handle as a small-town girl. Can Garrett make a life in a small-town after being in the spotlight for so long? I enjoyed getting to know all the characters in this book and I want to know so much more about some of them.  Smith really has intrigued me along with the other band members and would love to know more of their stories.

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About Kylie Scott Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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#WOTR22 #ReListen #Audio – Preacher Girl: Steel MC Montana Charter, Book 3 – By: Michel Prince and Wren McCabe – Narrator: Kat Maxwell

Preacher Girl: Steel MC Montana Charter, Book 3

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

In book three of Steel MC Montana Charter: Formerly a Navy SEAL, Thomas Creek was used to being single and free. He earned the nickname “Hack” due to his mad computer skills when he joined the Steel MC Montana Charter. Being part of the club allows him the freedom to ride fast and free on his motorcycle, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Hannah Ence grew up as one of many daughters of a prophet, now being forced into a plural marriage by her father. Posting on the dark web, she prayed for help in escaping her fate. She wasn’t asking for much—a future beyond that of a wife to a man who had a half dozen already.

Steel Montana, though they pledged to be part of a domestic abuse underground, was still working toward building their club. Alerted by Hack of Hannah’s plight, they chose to answer her call. They just didn’t know how important Hannah would be to the club until after she was rescued.

With a rival MC actively attacking the Steels, and Hannah’s sheltered upbringing, Hack worries about the raven-haired angel he saved. Is Hannah strong enough to become a part of his life? Or is her draw to him fleeting, brought on by the fact he makes her feel safe? Because for him, she has become so much more than a job.

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Review by Twinsie Melinda

I purchased the eBook from amazon.

I think I found my steel MC mountain charter guy. Yes that’s right I want Hack.

Hannah is 18 and in a religious cult. When she reaches out for help, she is about to be married off to her uncle who is old enough to be her grandfather. Hack sees Hannah’s post for help on the internet and he is determined to save her from this marriage and life.

Hannah and Hack live drastically different lives. Hannah is the pure religious girl and Hack is the biker and well his name says the rest. Somehow these two mesh together.

The steels are amazing people not only the guys but the females behind them. These ladies are strong and all have their own stories but the way they accept, support and encourage Hannah is heartwarming. They all encourage her to do what she wants not what she thinks is expected of her. Hannah has only known do what you’re told and no thinking for yourself. Now she is out and the world has opened up to her anything is possible.

Hack is my favorite so far Hannah even has a place in my heart I love this series and I cannot wait to read Lil’ Bit and 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 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.

#WOTR22 #AudioReview – Outcast: Pack Prophecy Series, Book 1 – By R.L. Caulder – Narrators: Heather Costa and Jeffrey Kafer

Outcast: Pack Prophecy Series, Book 1

“The arrival of the Prophetess will bring both hope and destruction for the wolves of the world. She alone will be able to save them – or damn them.”

The dark prophecy that has been passed down since the first pack of shifters is coming to fruition – and I am at the center of it. An orphaned human taken in by a pack of wolves. The fate of their existence in my hands.

I’ve been treated as the dirt beneath the pack’s paws for years. Will they be able to accept my new role when my powers surface? Will I be able to forgive them enough to help them?

The bright spot amongst all the turmoil…finding my three fated. Until one of them rejects our bond. The one thing I know for sure…death is coming for us all, soon, and the person responsible for it? Their betrayal is going to alter the shifter world forever.

I’ll conquer my powers, protect the packs, and live happily ever after with my men, right? Wrong.

No one is prepared for the vile truths of my visions to come to light.

Contains mature themes.

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Review by Twinsie Melinda

I purchased this audio.

This is a new to me author.  This book hooked me from the start.  Heather Costa and Jeffrey Kafer did a wonderful job narrating this book.  I have listened to several books narrated by Jeffrey and as always, his narration had me captivated. Heather Costa also had a way with narration also. I did not want to press pause on this one.

A girl who was being raised by wolves and was not treated well.  Kira thought of herself as a no one always in the shadows. One-night under the full moon changes everything and her world is turned upside down.  Kira is a true alpha and finds she has not one mate but three.  OH, my I love two of her mates the other one I really feel bad for. He has so much anger built up since he was a kid. His true mate pull and his hatred working against one another. The chemistry between Kira and her mates made the sexiest and steamy scenes. Milo is my favorite mate always having Kira’s back. Seth grew on me as the book went on. He was not perfect in the beginning but showed that he was devoted to supporting Kira. Then there is Jamison he harbors so much anger for Kira since the death of his mother. Just when I thought he was going to come around he proved the darkness in him was hanging on tight.

Kira was amazing when she started standing up for herself and taking charge, I was cheering her on she would be an amazing Alpha.  Even though she was the center of the prophecy she had to overcome all the prenotions of her by the pack. She had to overcome many obstacles to prove her status and even this the cards were stacked against her. The ending of this one had me grabbing the next book.  I need to know what happens next.

R.L. Caulder is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in her writing cave away from the intense heat of the Florida sun with her husband and furry writing assistants, MeowMeow and Winrey. Life is never boring for R.L., who has hundreds of imaginary friends constantly vying for her attention and begging for their stories to be told.

If you’re looking for ways to interact with R.L., you can find her on Facebook, in her group:
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#WOTR22 #Review – Homecoming Homicide: Magical Bureau of Investigation book 1 – By: Albany Walker

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“Hey Frankie, we need ya.”

One phone call, five words, and I’m back in the town I swore I’d never return to.

Hill Crest Library smelled bad, and it wasn’t just the corpse in front of me causing it. The once beautiful building had fallen into disrepair over the past few years.

Belinda the new librarian was doing her best to clean it up, but a dead body wasn’t helping matters.

Dad needs help to solve the murder, so that’s what I’m here to do, then get out of town before anyone even knows I’m back

The case should be easy for an MBI agent, even a newly minted one like me, but before I can check into the hotel my three reasons for leaving, corner in the lobby.

My life just got a lot more complicated.

Homecoming Homicide is a Cozy style Slow Burn RH with an adorkable Heroine and Three not so normal Fellas thrown into the mix.

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Review by Kelly

I was sucked in when I read the synopsis so I jump right in and the story has my full attention. Frankie is putting off these great badass vibes like she is a woman to be reckoned with. Her dad calls her home because there has been a murder, but she has a past back home that she would rather like to keep there. However, that does not happen. There are three men that she quite literally ran away from but as soon as she steps foot back in her hometown, they are right there in her way. Now she is dealing with a hurtful past and trying to help her dad solve a murder that is tied to magic. The story of the murder from start to finish was very well written and definitely holds your attention. In my opinion, Frankie sort of irritated me, or maybe it was her harem. Naturally, they are all hot and yummy in their own way and Frankie is in a constant argument with her body, brain, and heart. But the vibe of her being this strong woman at the beginning is overshadowed by the men in her life. These guys are seriously overstepping some boundaries and don’t let her have a say in much at all. Even if done out of love, it got irritating. However, the snark and sass that she gives off is great and her familiar is a hilarious addition to this group of characters. Overall, the story was good and I look forward to seeing what happens next.

Albany lives in Michigan where she’s happily married to her high school sweetheart. She spends most of her time juggling her four children’s extracurricular activities, with her nose stuck in a book. When not reading you can find her writing her very own book boyfriends. Albany’s passion is writing romance with real characters that are far from perfect, but always seem to find their own happily ever afters.

#Review – The Bitches of Everafter (Everafter Trilogy #1) By: Barbra Annino

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From the author of the number #1 bestselling book, OPAL FIRE, comes a brand new spellbinding trilogy inspired by fairy tale characters.

These are not the mild-mannered maidens of your childhood. These are fallen princesses and fierce women with no recollection of who they are, where they came from, or how they arrived in a mysterious town called Everafter. All they know is that they’ve been sentenced to a stretch in a half-way house by a malicious judge with an ax to grind. They’ve been stripped of their freedom, their kingdoms, and their true loves. Now, they have nothing left to lose.

Snow White is the newest parolee to arrive at Granny’s House for Girls. It isn’t long before she learns that her housemates harbor secrets, and that the mansion itself is a meandering enigma. She stumbles upon forbidden doorways, ghostly passages, and walls that seem to breathe. Determined to find out what’s really happening inside those old walls, Snow embarks on a dangerous discovery mission. Not everyone is thrilled about her nosing around. In fact, there are some who would kill to keep the secrets that the house—and its occupants—hold.

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Review by Kelly

Oh lookout! The princesses we all grew up loving are parolees! “We’re not friends, Princess. This isn’t a fairy tale.” This is a very creative take on the fairy tales we all know with surprising turns behind every locked door. I mean, these princesses are twisted but absolutely delightful, Bahahaha! “It’s colder than a witch’s wart wearing a flannel eye patch in here. Turn the blasted heat on!” There were many times while reading this that I was literally laughing out loud at the shenanigans that were happening. It had me in stitches! On top of just the funny, there is a really great story here. And because we all know these characters, or at least we thought we did, it keeps you on your toes turning the pages trying to figure out who is behind the trickery…and why. A great twist on old fairy tales!

Barbra Annino writes about strong women with a flair for humor and a penchant for trouble. Her bestselling Stacy Justice Mysteries books have hit the top ten in the Amazon charts multiple times, with Opal Fire claiming the #1 slot in the entire store. Check out her Everafter series if you like grown up fairy tales, and Fury Rising for a steamy urban fantasy. Sign up for freebies, exclusive content, release dates, and fun stuff at www.authorbarbraannino.com

#Review – The Dream Traveler Apocalypse (A Dream Traveler Series: Ren) By: Sarah Noffke

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The most powerful organization in the world is about to suffer the worst attack in history.
The Lucidites, a powerful race of Dream Travelers, have enemies and they are tired of them reigning supreme.

The Lucidites, using their vast resources and super powers, have been protecting the world for decades. The problem with that is those who crave power and are fueled by greed have never been able to fully succeed.

 

Not with the Lucidites policing the world.

A deadly series of attacks send the Lucidites scrambling to protect their headquarters, their people and the innocent caught in the crossfire.

It’s time that all the powerful Dream Travelers come together to fight an evil that’s grown too powerful and threatens the planet itself.

In this Avenger-like installment, multiple Dream Travelers from across many of the series band together to overcome monsters that seek to erase the future of the human race. Will the Lucidites save the day before it’s too late?

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Review by Kelly

I will never get enough Ren! There. I said it. He is one of my most favorite characters ever! He is very simple but mostly complex, and this story definitely gives you all of Ren. I love that there are so many characters from the other Dream Travelers series included in this story. Obviously there is tons of snark and sarcasm that we have all come to love of Ren, but the other characters are dishing it out too.
“Home isn’t where the heart is. That’s in your chest. Look it up. Every goddamn anatomy textbook will prove I’m right.”
Right from jump…there’s Ren. However, this book shows a side of Ren that really gives you some closure with him. He can be considered cold-hearted and very blunt, but he is the one person you don’t want to mess with when you are trying to take his very livelihood. Underneath all that snark and red hair is a softy. (shhhh, don’t ever tell him I said that!)
Everyone…literally everyone should read this! An absolute must read!
And to the author…Sarah Noffke, I thank you for keeping me entertained! 

Sarah Noffke is a prolific USA Today Best-Selling Author, who writes YA and NA science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and urban fantasy. Most of her stories draw on her experiences living on the West Coast, growing up in Texas or traveling the world.

Her passion for art, culture and literature drives her to create stories that are full of whimsey, humor and philosophy. Her books appeal to readers who enjoy an escape, a bit of magic mixed with science and the unexpected–like a dragon who tells bad jokes and has a video game addiction, but fights for justice.

Noffke’s books are top rated and best-sellers on Amazon. Her books are available in paperback, audio and in Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch and Italian.

To stay up to date with Sarah, please visit her website and subscribe to her newsletter: www.sarahnoffke.com

For a complete list of books by Sarah and a suggested reading order, please see: www.sarahnoffke.com/reading-guide/

#Review – The Traveler’s Riddle (Wayward Island Book 1) By: Hope Daniels, Alicia Dawn

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There once lived a princess and prince,
with magic powerful and grand.
with exalted titles and alluring wiles,
they were hunted by many across the land.

Puffed up on his own bravado, Prince Erik embarks on a quest to fetch an army for his father the king. How was he to know there were those out there willing to kill and rob him? Thankfully, he has his sister Abby by his side. Armed with his charm and her stellar wit they might just make it out alive.

Yet when they arrive at the neighboring King’s castle, the royal ropes Erik into an ultimatum that could snatch away his freedom. In a last ditch effort to save her brother, Abby poses a riddle. One answer will bind Erik to the neighboring kingdom for all eternity, the other will grant them the sought after army.

Is Abby’s magic cunning enough to outsmart their enemy? Or will her brother pay the price for her failure?

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Review by Kelly

This is a fun, light-hearted, and quick read. Prince Erik is sent out on a quest to a neighboring kingdom to fetch an army. His page is supposed to accompany him but his sister, Abby, feels trouble looming over them. She tricks everyone and poses as Erik’s page and she goes on the journey with him. Good thing too because Abby is one cunning cookie! They are constantly bickering back and forth as siblings do but I definitely don’t think Erick would have made it out of this one alive if not for his wonder younger sister. LOL! I do hope that this series continues as I would like to continue following their sibling antics and see what other trouble they get in, or out, of.

Hope Daniels:

Amazon Bestselling Author Hope Daniels grew up in a small resort area in Michigan where she and her husband still live today. As the third child of four, she had an exhaustive imagination. From straddling the back-porch railing as a wild cowgirl, to saving the world as Wonder Woman complete with homemade bullet stopping bracelets. She was always taking what she read and making it as real as she could, now if she could just find the wolf shifter of her dreams…

Love of reading began at an early age, due to a first-grade teacher living next door, and her own father reading bible stories to her before bed each night. It was cemented in elementary when she discovered scholastic books, specifically Marguerite Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague. Her love of horses and reading has never diminished, even after her husband took her to Chincoteague Island for their honeymoon.

Daniels loves to write in multiple genre which includes her short in the Amazon Bestselling Anthology Black Magic (A Women of Urban Fantasy Production), a Contemporary and YA short in the LDLInk Anthologies and a soon to be released short story in the Encompass Ink’s All You Need Is Love Anthology releasing June 23, titled Always and Forever. She is also the co-author to the Magical Forces series books Hell In Heels, Hell On The Heart, Hell Of A Family Yule and Hell of A Night with Author Alicia Dawn.

Alicia Dawn:

Alicia Dawn was your average 9-5 workalcoholic that

took care of every day business. After 10 long years of

having no life, outside of home and work, she found

Facebook as so many others had. Always having the

passion, since she was in the fourth grade, to read and

write, she got drawn into the Role Playing world. Living,

via roleplay, the stories that picked up and continued on

a book after it was done. This was a whole new world.

Loving that the books she had devoured and loved to

read were now never ending. She became captivated by

all the stories that others with the same passion

created, and Role Played out on Facebook. Getting drawn

into something that she had never done before, but

always in back of her mind wished she could do, Alicia

started Role Playing on Facebook in 2010, meeting Nikita

Jakz, and Hope Daniels along the way. After a year, she decided to be

adventurist and create her own characters. Not unlike

what all authors do, when creating those awesome books

that she had coveted and devoured when they came out.

Joining a group of independent writers, Cole was born. A

year later Nikita Jakz joined the same group and getting

snagged by his story, Seraphina was born. Ryan from “Hell in Heels” was created later,

and now his and Zoey’s story is published through Hot Ink Press.

To keep up with all the latest happenings check out the Social Pages!

Magic Forces Social Pages

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Email: magicforcesseries@gmail.com

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Hope Daniels on FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004355659363&fref=ts

Decandent Demon Series Social Pages:

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#Review – Blood White By: Stephanie Ayers

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Blood White
International Bestselling Author
Stephanie Ayers

Every thirty years on the anniversary of Mae White’s suicide, the young men of Rickdale succumb to grisly deaths. Tales circulate of a beautiful hitchhiker in a white dress wandering up and down the road by Rickers Creek, crying for her babies and looking for a ride home. Those who pick her up are never heard from again.

The last time Mae showed up, Jennifer Archer’s high school sweetheart disappeared. Now, she fears her son will meet the same fate. She’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep him safe, even sacrifice herself, but it’s not Jennifer the White Lady wants.

Thirty years have passed, and the anniversary falls on a full moon. The Lady in White wanders again, and this time, she brought reinforcements. All the young men Mae collected over the years roam the night, and Jennifer must face her long lost lover. Can she save them both before they disappear for good?

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Review by Kelly

O.M.G! You have to read this! Urban legends all start from something real, or at least that is what everyone says. The legend of Mae White is one that fascinated me so much that I was absolutely consumed with this book until the very end. From the stories of why Mae committed suicide to other theories on why she came back and haunted Rickdale, to it being made up completely by the skeptics….all of this will keep you on your toes. It almost makes you feel bad for the people who truly believe in Mae White’s hauntings because you feel like they are going crazy and there is nothing you can do to help them. As the anniversary approaches and things start feeling off in the town you will start to get goosebumps because you just KNOW something is about to happen. And boy, when it does, it will have you feeling all kinds of ways about the book and the ending. The author did an amazing job writing this story. I am hooked and this author has a new fan!

A creative ninja with a dark mind and a quirky nature, Stephanie Ayers writes all the words and spins twisted tales filled with horror, fantasy, suspense, and anything in between. With a trunk full of tricks thanks to a checkered past, she haunts Irish castles and snowy mountaintops in her dreams while living the unicorn life in Ohio disguised as a human. When she isn’t listening to the voices in her head, she spends her days as a mom, Gigi, cat lover, and Netflix binger, while avoiding housework at all costs.

Her debut novella, Til Death Do Us Part, was published in 2013, and her work appears in several anthologies and collections. Along with many solo works, she currently has two serials to her name, the stand-alone horror volumes of The 13 series, and her epic 5 book fantasy series, Destiny Defined.

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Her favorite quote is: “The blank page is a canvas on which the writer paints a story.”-Stephanie Ayers

#WOTR22 #Review – Love’s Little Surprise (AntiLove Bookclub Prequel) By: Brandy Slaven

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If there’s one thing Imogene loves more than donuts it’s her two best friends. When a planned trip for the three of them goes awry, never in a million years did she think that it would end with her in the arms of five sexy strangers. Men who are more than willing to prove that she’s more than her own opinion of herself. A week alone in a remote cabin in the mountains puts more at risk than they all realize. Will they be able to keep their hands, and more importantly, hearts to themselves? Especially as the New Year brings them a surprise none of them are expecting.

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Review by Twinsie Melinda

I purchased this book.

I just finished Love Starve and in the back was the first chapter of Love’s Little Surprise.  Really how did I miss this one coming out.  I enjoyed Love Starved so much and to realize there is more.  This is the beginning of it all how Imogene and her men got together.  I adore all these guys there was no way she could choose one.

Imma was ready for some time with her girls with a getaway at a cabin. Just them girl time and fun.  Only one problem her friends flaked on her so she did the only thing she could went on her own. Why not quite alone time in a cabin to relax and get away. When she arrives, she realized quickly that there are 5 HOT guys in her cabin.  Who wants to drive 4 hrs back home after getting there, so of course she decides to stay and share the cabin with the guys. These guys were amazing they made her the center of attention and lets just say these guys made her release any tension she had.  Ollie was my favorite he was her gay best friend with benefits too.

Like I said I read Love Starve before this one and already knew where things were going and knew the guys a bit. I enjoyed seeing how it all started for them and getting to see how quickly the relationship developed.

This was a great quick read and gives a little more insight into Imma and her guys.

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at a state park.