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#ReleaseDay #BDSM #Saga #Series #DualReview – Beneath These Flames by Red Phoenix

Beneath the Flames (Brie's Submission, #25)

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“Beneath the flames of desire, my heart beats for you.”

A collaring, a letter, a fiery blaze, and an act of redemption will leave you breathless…

Romance and intrigue mark Brie’s journey as she attends the special collaring ceremony of a dear friend and learns the truth behind Marquis Gray’s heart-rending confession.

Adventure on the high seas leads to wicked fun, while a simple letter will reveal the truth that has been kept hidden from Faelan for years. Returning to her documentary, Brie is left spellbound when she films Master Nosh’s fire play scene—one she has never seen before!

She has come into her own, rising from the ashes like a phoenix. With newfound confidence, she is about to experience the sweetest of raptures in the arms of her Condor.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

I look forward to each installment of the Brie series from Red.  This story has grown so much from when I started to read it YEARS ago….like YEARS!  LOL  I feel like this book is setting up some things to come in the future.  We did move our characters along but I feel like something is coming in the next book or two!!

Brie and Sir start this book out with a surprise trip with a good friend to celebrate the future of the group and special steps their friends are making.  I was so happy with the beginning of the story.  Seeing our cast of characters so happy and moving toward their HEA’s is amazing.

OF COURSE, no book is complete without a visit from our favorite Russian making Brie forget some of the troubles in her life with the beast and Holloway.  We also have a great fantasy scene with Brie and Sir.  Which is always delicious reading but seeing Sir/Thane with his kids makes me love him even more.

I loved seeing The Wolf and the bond he and Brie have but hearing from Tono as well.

The biggest and saddest part was Grey and how devastated he is after he told us what he did at the end of the last book.  Hearing what he tells Brie and he heart right now made my heart hurt for the honorable man.

Like I said this was a good book but after what Rytsar tells us at the end when he is with Brie and Sir makes me thing big stuff is happening next book.

Review by Twinsie Melinda

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

I love when a new Brie book is released. The journey’s Brie goes on always warms my heart. Especially when all her friends are involved in them.  

This one starts off with Brie Sir and the kids being invited on a cruise for a special event for a very special friend.  Brie has a chance to get to know Master Nosh and his sub Nenove while on the cruise which ends up being a blessing for Brie and her movie.

Brie is still shook up over Marquis Grey and Holloway when our wonderful Russian Sadist “storms” the ship and whisks Brie, Sir and the kiddos away on a wonderful mini getaway that helps Brie live in the moment and forget. 

My heart aches for Grey and all he has gone through and going through. I loved catching up with Lea and Mary. Even Farlan got some much needed closure although it was hard for him. 

I love catching up on all these characters I cannot help but want to know what the next journey for Brei will be. I know it will be an emotional ride but oh what a ride it will be.  

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Red Phoenix is an award-winning romance author who gained popularity with her series, Brie’s Submission.

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#WOTR23 #Review – The Polar Bear’s Fake Mate By: Sophie Stern

The Polar Bear's Fake Mate (Shifters of Rawr County Book 1) by [Sophie Stern]

One bear. One human. One big, fat lie.

Justin
You’d think that with a backstory like mine, the idea of taking a mate is unbelievable. You’d be right. The only reason I’m agreeing to this entire “mates” thing is so that my mother gets off my back, my shareholders are happy, and I continue moving forward in my career. I’m the face of a multi-billion dollar company. I don’t need any scandals in my midst.

Rebecca
The offer is for one year. One year of pretending to be this guy’s mate, and then we can have a quiet divorce. He just needs his shareholders off of his back, and me? Well, I’d like to not starve to death. Only, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Justin. He might have money and brains and incredibly good looks, but there’s a secret that lurks behind those beautiful eyes.

And I intend to find out what it is.

THE POLAR BEAR’S FAKE MATE is the first book in SHIFTERS OF RAWR COUNTY: a new shifter series from Sophie Stern. There is no cheating and a guaranteed HEA for our happy couple. You may also want to check out THE DRAGON’S CHRISTMAS TREASURE for a sneak peek at life in Rawr County!

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Review by Twinsie Melinda

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

Justin has it all looks, company, and knows how to have a good time. However, the shareholders do not like the idea of Justin being single and running the company. His mother comes up with a plan to find him a fake mate to appease everyone. Well except for Justin that is. The search is on for the fake mate he will marry and then after a year they can divorce. Once they have it narrowed down the ladies are whisked off to a remote resort to a face-to-face meeting.

Rebecca’s life is unraveling she cannot find a job and her roommate is leaving. If she doesn’t figure something out, she will be homeless before long. When she sees the ad for a temporary wife, she decides this is the adventure she needs.

When Rebecca arrives at the resort, she meets a guy in the elevator there were sparks. Justin sees Rebecca in the elevator he knows this is the one and sends the rest away. Rebecca holds back knowing Justin can break her heart. Plus, she knows he is hiding something but she cannot quite put her finger on what it is.

I enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read more of the series and learn more about these characters. There was so much going on here and the twist. Great start to a series.

Sophie Stern writes contemporary and paranormal romance <3 Visit her on Facebook for frequent updates!

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#WOTR23 #eventblogger #eventblog- Twinsie Tenise

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Tenise and I live in Central Illinois with my wife and 3 fur babies; 2 dogs and 1 cat. I am a mom to 5 and a grandma (aka Sugee) to 3. From mid August- May you can find me in the kitchen of a local middle school cooking breakfast and lunch for our 5th-8th graders. When I’m not cooking for the kiddos you will usually find me at home; cooking, crafting, reading, blogging, or watching some sort of reality or murder shows with my wife.

How long have you been blogging?

I’ve been with Twinsie Talk for a little over two years now.

What are your favorite genres?

My most favorite is basically anything M/M. Followed closely by psychological thrillers and mystery/suspense.

Who are some of your favorite authors?

A.D Ellis writes binge worthy M/M stories that leave you begging for more.

JM Walker! Her males are possessive and protective. All of the females can hold their own. And every single storyline is seriously addictive af!

Pepper winters is my go to when I need something dark that is bound to leave me questioning my morals.

Do you prefer to read standalones or series?
Novellas or long books?

It doesn’t matter to me either way. I’ve noticed I do tend to read a lot of interconnected stand-alones. I prefer longer books to novellas though.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend reading?

Lately, maybe an hour. I’ve been in a bit of a reading funk for a while now.

Do you have a favorite character written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

There are too many to mention. It’s impossible to have just one favorite.

 What are your social links?

TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@sugee2015?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tenise.webber/

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/35273961-tenise

 

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#Series – The Broadway Series by Allie York

The Broadway Series is relaunching with new titles and gorgeous new covers! Allie York brings you five steamy, suspenseful romance reads with everything from single parents and secret admirers, to surprise babies and more – all in one heartwarming series.

Chance

Business owner and aspiring novelist, Jovie, doesn’t have time or energy for romance until it crashes into her in the form of a poodle and its sexy British owner, Ewan.

Change

Thirteen years ago, Lydia let her son’s father walk away without knowing the truth. Now, Jacob is back and he’s fighting for their family while she battles her heart.

Chase

Down on her luck, Harriet packs a bag and hops on a bus, traveling across the to the one friend she knows she can turn to. With a failed engagement, a sick mother and a party-boy brother, most of Brigg’s life is a blur. Until he sees her.

Choose

Single mom, Cori, believes that men only bring misery to her life. Then, she meets Griffin, a single father who had no idea he was a dad until social services dropped a five year old girl in his lap.

Cherish

Meredith isn’t looking for someone to save, especially when she’s trying to save herself and the new life growing inside her, but something about Beck pulls her in.

Tropes:

Chance: Single Dad, Romantic Suspense

Change: Surprise Baby, Secret Baby, Student/Teacher, Single Parent, Second Chance

Chase: Secret Admirer

Choose: Single Mom, Single Dad, Romantic Suspense

Cherish: May/December Romance, Accidental Pregnancy, Secret Baby

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Allie is a mom and dog groomer by day. At night she is posted at her laptop writing or reading in a cozy corner. She has a soft spot for gooey romance, over-creamed coffee, and anything cute and furry.

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#WOTR23 #RomanticSuspense #SeriesStarter – Being Nobody, Witness Series Book 1 by H. D’Agostino

Being Nobody (Witness, #1)

Samantha Connelly has been on the run since she was seven years old. Forced into Witness Protection after her father saw something he shouldn’t has caused her to learn to blend in. She’s moved, changed her name, and her appearance more times than she can count over the last nineteen years all along wondering if it will ever end. Her handler, Kevin, along with her parents have assured her that it won’t be forever, but as the years tick by she’s slowly given up hope that she’ll ever be normal.

Now at 26, Sam has moved to Chicago and is working at the Rusty Nail as a bartender calling herself Mallory. Her father passed away two years before leaving her to finish what he started…put away the ‘bad guys’. Living on the run in hiding has been harder than she ever imagined, and finding love has always been out of the question. Who would want to be with someone they couldn’t be honest with? She’s resigned herself to being alone, until… Brian walks in.

Brian Sellers is everything Sam has been trying to avoid her entire life. He’s clad in leather and torn jeans, donning several tattoos… all-in-all a bad boy. When their eyes connect one evening, everything she’s ever told herself falls to the wayside as an indescribable draw pulls her to him. He’s sexy and domineering, and something about him reminds her of a boy she used to know.

The more time she spends with Brian, the more she wants him, but…Brian is not everything he seems to be. When Sam happens to see the tat on his wrist, the same tat that her father saw all those years ago, she realizes she’s flirting with the enemy. Brian has no idea that he’s hanging out with the one girl his boss wants dead.

Can Sam hide her identity from the first man she’s had real feelings for? What will Brian do when he finds out who she really is? Can love really conquer all?

Being Nobody is the first book in The Witness series.


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I was lucky to beta read this for the author and offer an honest review.

I fell in love with this author reading her Shattered Series. I love that dynamics she builds with her characters. I love that she can weave a story and get you completely and utterly hooked and then *BOOM* lowers the bomb and leaves you screaming at her….yup that is what I did! I emailed her and was all shouty capsing her about this book!! I will say that she DID give me a spoiler for the next book because I MAY or MAY NOT(not denying or confirming) have threatened her with bodily injury!! LOL

So this book is a new venture for our author. She is stepping outside of her comfort zone and is writing a new series/genera. I will even say that the sex was a little bit hotter in this book too!!! *wink* Mallory aka Sam is hiding from the drug dealers who her dad testified against. The family went into the Witness Protection until the bad guys could be found. Well our Mallory has lived several lives and has had multiple personalities because the bad guys keep catching up with her family. Well her new cover is Mallory, bar tender in a locals only kinda bar. Well a hottie biker strolls in and Mallory is allll for the one night stands. She fell in love once and due to her family and their predicament, she had to leave this love of her life. Sooo no attachments, just sex is her motto. Well our hottie biker is kinda involved in bad stuff. Mallory learns that he is involved with THE BAD GUYS she is running from……yikes!!!

Our girls is freaking out. If she tells the Witness people, she will be jet setted off to another life in less than 24 hours. But she is starting to fall for our tall, dark, drink of water biker with a heart of gold. Brian is everything you could want in a boyfriend…well except for working for drug dealers that is!! LOL

The story is so solid and woven together then when we the reader start to put the pieces together it is to late….The author drops the boom and leaves us SCREAMING!!!!!

I will say, if you like a little spicy/naught fun, some suspense, hot biker, sassy female character, then this is a jackpot for you the reader!! But be warned, you will be SCREAMING at the author and you may or may not *wink* want to email her with death threats too

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

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

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

#WOTR23 #AttendingAuthor #Spotlight – Serenity Rayne

Serenity Rayne

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Serenity Rayne. Wife, mother, nurse and for the last three years a writer. I write strong female main characters that don’t need to be saved. I want the next generations of women to know that no matter what we have gone through, we can over come it if we try.

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

Usually the first. I get general ideas or dreams about a new series. Getting all of the ducks in a row some days is like herding cats with a garden hose.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

I usually try to pick a topic. The Aurora Marelup Saga was about dealing with loss and chasing after a goal to completion. The Dark Angel Chronicles is about healing from years of emotional abuse and the angelic version of racism (wing color).

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Not to force the words. Have a group of friends that you can talk to about whats stressing you and deal with it before burn out happens.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

honestly it depends on the day. sometimes several hours sometimes not for a few days.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

Honestly, its a toss up between Kol from Once Upon a Raven and Dimitri from the Aurora Marelup Saga. Kol is an antihero and in the end he dies with the woman he loves. Dimitri, his patience and love he has for Aurora through all the different phases of their lives together.

If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?

Lets do the angel series.
Thana- Jennifer Lawrence.
Raphael – Theo James,
Cyrus – KOSTANTINOS ARGIROS
Christian – Alec Wang
Gage- Scott Speedman
Metatron – Tom Hardy

What is your definition of success?

being happy

 What are your social links?

https://linkfly.to/SerenityRayne

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

https://books2read.com/ClaimedbytheAlphaPack

https://books2read.com/Nikita-Daughters-of-the-Destroyer

https://books2read.com/Discovered-The-Dark-Angel-Chronicles

https://books2read.com/DarkAngelChroniclesBalance

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https://books2read.com/TheAuroraMarelupSagaHunt

https://books2read.com/TheAuroraMarelupSagaFight

https://books2read.com/TheAuroraMarelupSagaAttack’

https://books2read.com/TheAuroraMarelupSagaWelcomeHome

https://books2read.com/KlausChristmas

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#review #darkromance #partofaseries —Fable of Happiness (book 2) by: Pepper Winters


From New York Times Bestseller, Pepper Winters, comes the second book in Kas and Gem’s twisted romance.

A valley full of secrets.
A history full of nightmares.
A man who cannot be saved.
And a woman who holds his very life in her hands.

Strange how the villain of a story can so easily become the victim.
Utter lunacy to think the captive might now become the caregiver.
Gemma has a decision to make.
Her life or his.
Follow her heart, even when it’s screaming at her to run?
Or turn her back on the man who could become her everything?

5 Stars – “I’m just in awe of this hauntingly brilliant story that makes you feel…everything.” – Miss Petite Brunette Book Blog

5 Stars – “To the readers who enjoy passion mixed with lust. Hate mixed with love. Dark mixed with light. And unmistakable chemistry. This one would be for you.” – Ash Chases Romance

5 Stars – “OMG. I don’t think there exists any other author who can give me the perfect mixture of Darkness and Angst like pepper can. Pepper’s books are wild and triggering. She doesn’t hold back.” – Abstract Books

5 Stars – “I can feel the power lifting off the pages. It’s raw, dark, and gut wrenching.” – Buzy Reading

5 Stars – “Reading Kas and Gem’s story is NOT for weak hearted…that’s for sure. The angst level is top notch and the dark themes…my God.” – Lilith

Please note, this is a dark romance and not suitable for people with triggers. The content is dark and not for the faint of heart. Please take this warning seriously.

Full length book. Second book of the Fable of Happiness Trilogy.

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Review by Twinsie Tenise

Gemma managed to escape her captor but I’m telling you bad luck follows this woman and no matter how bad she wants to get home to her family, something always prevents that from happening. She wonders if her family is even still searching for her. You see, Gemma has always had a habit of kind of just disappearing off the face of the earth and this is worrying her now. Did her family even think to look for her at all or do they think she’s just being Gemma, wrapped up in her climbing and forgetting to check in with her mom and brother?

Enough of Kas’s layers have been peeled back to see there is a man with real feelings hidden inside of this monster who is holding Gemma captive. Which brings me to my current dilemma… I’m once again rooting for a villian created by Pepper Winters. The moral questioning began at the end of book one. I’m now just embracing the fact that I’m hoping Gemma’s captor gets a win. Ahhh!!! I honestly feel lighter now putting that out there.

This is book 2 in a series. They must be read in order. The way this one ended had me immediately purchasing book 2 with zero cares about the fact I had to get up early the next day, if that tells you anything about how invested I am in this series and its outcome.

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

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

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

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

#Dark #Suspense #Partofaseries Fable of Happiness (Fables #1) by: Pepper Winters

It’s the start of something huge.
From New York Times Bestseller, Pepper Winters, comes a new Dark Romance full of decadent angst and monstrous heroes.

A house hidden in the middle of nowhere.

A man who’s lived alone for a decade.

A woman who trespasses on his solitude.

A love full of hate as well as hunger.

The thing about my life is…I was never in control of it.

I just thought I was.

I thought I had everything figured out—a good career, fun hobbies, a bright future, but everything changed when I found an ivy-cloaked house, tucked in a forgotten valley, hiding a man who corrupted my world forever.

I thought I was successful, until he showed me fortune and happiness could be snatched away in an instant.

I believed I was blessed, but really, I was cursed.

Cursed to become a plaything for a monster.

Cursed to become a prisoner just because I trespassed.

Now, I know nothing.

I am nothing.

I’m just his.

FULL LENGTH BOOK. Please note this is a dark romance and not suitable for people who have triggers. Content included can be hard to read and only recommended for people who like dark romance.

“If you still haven’t read anything by this author, and you’re a lover of top-notch dark romance with a capital D wait no longer pick this up, hand over your mind, soul and heart in exchange for an amazing experience.” – Greedy Thirst for Forbidden

“The level of steam and delicious lust pouring out of these pages… Holy…..hell.” – Ash Chases Romance

“I highly recommend this book. I think lovers of the dark side will love it.” – Lina’s Reviews

“If you’re a lover of twisted dark romantic mysteries with a slight beauty and the beast vibe towards the beginning you will love this. ” – Miss Petite Brunette Book Blog

“I’m not ashamed to say I totally ignored my family and dined on this book; binge read it in a day. That’s the effect all Peppers books have on me. From the minute I read the first page, I was glued to my kindle for the rest of the journey”. – Kindle and Koffee Book Blog

“OMG, you’ll be HOOKED RIGHT FROM THE START!! “– Avephoenix

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Review by Twinsie Tenise

Rock climber and thrill seeking influencer Gemma comes across a blog post that grabs the attention of her adventurous heart and won’t let up until she sets out on her next big, nearly impossible rock climb. This particular adventure seemed doomed from the start. And no matter how well she planned, the ever so prepared Gemma could have never been prepared for the series of ill-fated events that land her smack dab in the middle of a very dangerous situation.

He lives alone in the middle of a forest. Somewhere you wouldn’t think you would find a house, let alone a mansion. When Gemma tresspasses, he does the only thing he knows how to do– he reacts as if she is a threat and now hes trying to figure out what exactly to do about this problem she has created. He is quite the enigma. He has many layers and the author ever so cleverly starts to peel them back at just the perfect moments throughout this book.

This is book 1 of 3 and they must be read in order as each book picks up where the last left off. I’m so happy to be able to dive right into book 2 because this ending was all sorts of craziness and I need answers like yesterday!

Please read the trigger warnings. This book/series is not for the faint of heart.

About Pepper Winters

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

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

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

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