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#wotr #attendingauthor #seriesstarter The Amulets (the amulet series 1) by J.Lawson

A centuries-old war, a lineage of magic thought long dead, and a girl desperately struggling to fihe4iiioood her place.

Jordan has a secret; one that’s kept her intentionally antisocial. So, when new girl Georgia moves to town and begins working at the same bookstore, she is naturally apprehensive. Yet, discovering their unanticipated connection makes her question everything she’s ever believed.

When they discover unusual happenings linked to the old mill, they along with Sawyer, handsome grandson of the town crank, find themselves forced to investigate a potentially evil source of conflict threatening the safety of their town. Will Jordan and Georgia’s common gifts, along with Sawyer’s courage and charm, be enough to get the answers they need to save the town? Or does letting yourself care just mean you have more to lose?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45017206-the-amulets?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=6Tq33Blph8&rank=4

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Review by Twinsie Dee

I was giving this book by the author and this is my honest opinion

Jordan lives in a small town and doesn’t really hang out with too many people only because she has a huge secret that she’s never told she can shape-shift into a wolf. She’s never met anyone else that’s like her until a mother and daughter move into town. They become close and Jordan  discovered that the new girl can also shape-shift but instead of a wolf she shifts into a bobcat. So now Jordan has a friend and she couldn’t be happier, she had someone else who was like her and she didn’t feel so alone anymore. There are a lot of mystery things that are happening in this small town that Jordan and Georgia just can’t explain so they decided to investigate what they find will shock them both or will it?  This was a good read but a little rough for me to get into in the beginning just felt like it was all over the place in the first chapter but then got back on track in the next chapter. It was a very good and quick read.

J. Lawson was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. She moved to Peoria, Illinois in 2008, where she currently resides with her husband, son, and two dogs. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a Master’s in English Literature. She has been published in multiple literary magazines, and The Amulets (book one in The Amulets Trilogy) is her debut novel. Lawson enjoys reading fantasy, thriller, mystery, and most varieties of fiction. She also loves 80s-90s rock music.

#wotr #attendingauthor #partofaseries Blood Magic (Ariel Kimber series 3) by Mary Martel

Ariel Kimber isn’t your average seventeen-year-old girl. She’s recently discovered she’s a witch with magic and is looking to find her place in a brand-new world. Her place in this new world is in a coven with seven guys.

After all of the horrible things she’s been forced to endure, Ariel was looking forward to building her new life with the family she’s found herself a part of and focusing on healing with Dash after what Chucky did to the both of them. After the blood that had been spilled, they all struggle to put those memories and the incident behind them. It’s easier said than done, though.

Quinton is plagued with guilt and the rest of them struggle with the fact that they almost lost one of their brothers and Ariel is left with a permanent reminder of the incident.

New bonds are forged, and just as things are starting to settle down again for Ariel and her coven, the Council of Elders makes it’s first appearance in Ariel’s life. And they don’t plan on going anywhere any time soon.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36663415-blood-magic

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Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

Ariel is still trying to make it day by day after finding out that who she thought was her mother was actually her aunt that had kidnapped her as a baby and that her biological father has actually been looking for her still is crazy to her. Which each day she is learning more and more about the magical world and how dangerous it can be if a spell is not done correctly. She is also learning more about the new men in her life I mean after all she now has 7 boyfriends, the guys who weren’t on board in the beginning after what happened the last time they had a female witch are finally coming around.Mystery, love and a bit of blood this book was just as amazing as the other 2  I love this group of characters and can’t wait to find out what happens in the rest of the series.

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.

#wotr #attendingauthor #partofaseries Bound by You (Torn Series 3.5) by J.M. Walker

Bound by a love stronger than us… Years have passed since I married him. Brett MacLean. My one. My only. We became comfortablL*e. Our lives a form of habit. But something 9was missing. That connection. That undying want. That need for each other. It was gone. While he asking ed me to trust him, he was keeping a secret. I didn’t know how long it would last before I gave up. On us.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35796920-bound-by-you

Amazon https://amzn.to/2KdKYbe

Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

Evvie and Brett have been together for 10 years and 3 beautiful children later and they are still as happy as they were in the beginning or were they? Evvie had been a stay at home mom and wife taking care of everything, while Brett went and ran all their successful businesses. But Evvie couldn’t help but feel like Brett had became distant and not attracted to her anymore, will her insecurities be what pulls them apart or will the reason he’s been distant be what they need to keep they close? A great way to rap up this amazing series.

 

J.M. Walker is an Amazon 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.

#wotr #attendingauthor #partofaseries Perfected by You (Torn Series 3) by J.M. Walker

Releasing control is relief… I was warned about men like Brett Maclean. He was dark and thrilling, intense and controlling. And he captivated me from the very start. He unleashed something inside of me like no other. His bad rep and troubled past drew me to him like gasoline feeding a flame. With just one taste, I felt the danger in him, the uncontrollable power that left me breathless. The passion consumed me. Fast and hard. Temptation couldn’t guard my heart. I should have known a man of such raw and wild desires came with competition

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35880831-perfected-by-you

Amazon https://amzn.to/2MX9q1w

Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

Finally we get to be in the mind of Brett. To see how this alpha male works and what makes him ticked. Brett is still working through his problems with his past and trying not to let his nightmares take over his life and trying not to let them hurt Evvie when he is overtaken with the demons that haunt him in them. With the help of his wife and therapist Brett still is hanging on by a thread he wants to stay in control but is slowly letting Evvie help him take some of that control over in his life.

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.

#wotr #attendingauthor #partofaseries Revealed by You (Torn Series 2) by J.M. Walker

The sharp edge of love… Brett MacLean was possessive. Even more since I became his. He was my desire…my ultimate pleasure…he was mine. As each day passed, he revealed a part of himself that had lain dormant. A broken childhood. A troubled man. One I was determined to help. After months together, I thought I knew him. But soon realized I was wrong. His dark secrets were only the beginning. The past was more disturbing than I ever could have fathomed. His deep seeded need for me came with a price that could have consequences. I needed him just as much. Because of this, we would be tested. My greatest fear was that it would take us beyond the limits of our love.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35796917-revealed-by-you

Amazon https://amzn.to/3i6erA9

Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

The steamy relationship just keeps getting hotter between Evvie and Brett. But with the recent return of Brett’s mother who ruined his life as a child, things just keep getting worst. It’s like the universe is betting everything against them and throwing everything it has at them to get them to fail. But Evvie isn’t going to give up on them and is going to try everything she can to help Brett keep the demons away in a healthy manner and it might just help her the process. Giving everything to each other is all the can do to keep their sanity and keep each other safe, new clubs being opened together, and officially moving together is just the start for these two and prove just how far they will go through for each other. Another great story the raw hat passion just makes your inside get all warm and makes you want what they have well the good parts anyways.

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.

#WOTR21 – #Review – Who Ordered a Medium (Unfortunate Spells Novella) by Jennifer Laslie

Who Ordered a Medium (An Unfortunate Spells Novella)

How can she move on when her dead fiancé won’t?

Josie’s world is turned upside down after the death of her fiancé. Her picture-perfect world no longer exists. But when a ghost starts haunting her house, she’s not sure who to turn to.

Sebastian isn’t just a hot stripper Josie met at her bachelorette party, he’s also the medium that shows up at her door to help her with her ghost problem.

Together, they must figure out who is haunting her house and how to get rid of them. Can they survive the supernatural while figuring out the chemistry brewing between them?

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

This is a fast read that has a little bit of everything! Josie was about to get married but her fiance died right before the wedding. She is mourning the death of her fiance’ when strange things start happening to her. Turns out her house is haunted and the medium she calls is the stripper who gave her a lap dance at her bachelorette party! Lets see, we have a stripper medium, a dead fiance’, a haunted house, and great friends…what else do you need for this story?!  It is a well developed story with great chemistry between all the characters. Even with a death in the story, it is a sweet and fun read. Reading this in one sitting was no problem at all. It definitely will keep your attention to the last page. I look forward to reading more in this series. 

Jennifer Laslie

USA Today Bestselling author Jennifer Laslie writes paranormal romance and young adult. She’s a crazy cat lady who lives in Utah with her wonderful family. Her office affords her a mountain view that she loves! When she’s not thinking about cheesecake or cats, she can be found in the bookstore in the Young Adult section, coffee in hand.

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#WOTR21 – #Review – Order of Truth (The Order Series Book 4) by Lisa Caviness

Order of Truth (The Order Series Book 4) by [Lisa Caviness]

When an attorney’s violent family history reemerges along with the one man who broke her heart, she must summon the courage to survive.

Both a victim and a witness…

Haunted by her family’s criminal organization, The Order, and her own kidnapping encounters, lawyer Lila Caldwell copes by immersing herself in her practice. But her career stalls when her mentor’s dying words send her on a quest for secret documents that could save her life.

An unwitting pawn…

Upon learning of his new employer’s involvement in evil spy games, computer scientist Cody Green believes The Order is responsible for the dirty deeds but to prove it means he has to risk not only his life but the woman he reluctantly left behind.

Lila and Cody’s lives converge in a tangled web of romance and deadly plots. Soon, they discover they’ve been caught in a trap, and the only way out is to engage in a dangerous game to take down The Order…

Or die trying…

When truth shines a light, beware of the shadows

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

Oh, the suspense! This whole series has been crazy intense. I really enjoy how this story followed Lila and Cody into adulthood. In the last book they were the best of friends and I hoped that they would both continue together and be happy. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. The world is full of all types of evil. People in general are crazy and the Sinclair’s put the icing on the cake! Unfortunately the turmoil that the Sinclair’s started is still in full swing. Lila is an attorney now, and Cody is an IT guru. They are both continuing to work against The Order with characters from the past books from this series. People are getting murdered, lives are being threatened, and we have to go back to some of our old ways in order to stop them. The lies and deceit have not stopped and are intricately woven throughout this rollercoaster of a story. There are so many moving parts that you don’t know if you need to look left or right. And in the midst of the insanity, Lila and Cody are finding each other again (swoon). One of my favorite things about this series is that it is so unpredictable, and this one is no exception. An old enemy surfaces and will make your jaw drop. Rooting for our favorite heroes will keep you on your toes as you turn each suspenseful page and will keep your heart pounding all the way to the end. Order of Truth was the perfect finish to this series. Bravo!

Lisa Caviness

As a lifelong reader of an eclectic pool of books from mystery/thrillers, science fiction, contemporary romance, and the classics, Lisa Caviness has never been without a bookmarked novel on the nightstand. Like many writers, she started crafting stories as a child. However, creativity took a back seat to the pursuit of a serious career in pharmaceutical and medical device research. In 2013, Lisa decided to get serious about writing and joined Romance Writers of America. Later, she joined Sisters in Crime. The education she has received has been invaluable but more importantly the support from fellow writers has enriched her in thrilling and unexpected ways.

#WOTR21 – #Review – Death Match: A Michele Shepard Story (The True Death Series #7) by R.K. Gleason

Death Match: A Michele Shepard Story (The True Death Series Book 7) by [R.K.  Gleason]

Human beings aren’t the only creatures, in all the planes of existence, threatened by change and fear the unknown. Horace’s recent confrontations with ‘superior beings’ and the unusual circumstances of Niki’s pregnancy have placed a bounty on both their heads. That is, unless Jehna can broker a deal that ensures everyone involved has something to lose, without tearing the group of friends apart.

As the details of the blood-contract unfold, it becomes increasingly obvious it’s not ‘if’ the agreement will be broken, but when…

What will it mean for Horace and Niki when the lines are crossed, not to mention Shepard and their angelic allies? Will their enemies finally be able to swing the axe they’ve been grinding for centuries?

Which of the friends will fall under the heavy blade of revenge, and who will be left standing at the end of… Death Match?

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

Death Match is all sorts of sideways, full of “it’ll be fun”, enthusiastic consumption, and being uppercase FUCKED! This is one of my favorite books in this series but not for the same reasons I enjoyed the others. In the other books, there was a lot of crazy gore and crude humor that made the books ‘off the wall’ enjoyable for me. This one though, a lot of people matured and really grew as characters and more of a familial unit. Our ragtag band of misfits is in a world of trouble. Lives will be taken, some spared, and all in the name of what exactly? Even a sliver of God can make a loophole. The guys all band together and keep to the contract that Jehna laid out while constantly being surprised when they learn of another important piece of the contract. As the story unfolds it will pull at your heartstrings but also keeps you on your toes with the action and wit that I am sure will never go away with this group. I am going to patiently wait for the next installment in this series. In the meantime, I am going to read Bob’s book, Savaged. On the other hand, I really miss Shepard and Horace. I can’t wait to see what trouble the gang can get into next!

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I was born high in the Andes and raised by a band of wandering gypsies. At the ripe old age of 7, I struck out on my own, dabbling in the arts of alchemy and personal financing. Neither of the trades paid off. At 13 I became the personal juggler for Stephen King, but alas, that didn’t last long either. Since then, I’ve wandered aimlessly through life and this planet, stopping along the way to help people and smite the wicked.

A little while ago I decided to try my hand at writing. I published The True Death series independently in 2015 and currently have twelve books published to date.

#wotr #attendingauthor #seriesstarter Possessed by You (Torn Series 1) by J.M. Walker

Releasing control is relief… I was warned about men like Brett Maclean. He was dark and thrilling, intense and controlling. And he captivated me from the very start. He unleashed something inside of me like no other. His bad rep and troubled past drew me to him like gasoline feeding a flame. With just one taste, I felt the danger in him, the uncontrollable power that left me breathless. The passion consumed me. Fast and hard. Temptation couldn’t guard my heart. I should have known a man of such raw and wild desires came with competition.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35796916-possessed-by-you

Amazon https://amzn.to/3sklSbG

Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

Oh my hawt If Brett MacLean doesn’t get your blood flowing and your insides turning I have no idea what will.  There aren’t enough words to describe how amazing this book is, Evvie got a job at the hottest bar in town working with her best friend and without her overbearing brothers and dad knowing, one thing is she hasn’t meet the boss yet. But she was about to get a whole lot more then just have a asshole as a boss she was getting the sexy devil himself. Will the temptation from his past life be what pushes Evvie away from the only person that could make her truly happy, or will her fears be what pushes them away. Brett has a lot to overcome within himself so that he can get the one shot at happiness he didn’t know that could ever happen for him it different with Evvie and he doesn’t understand why.

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.

#wotr #partofaseries #bdsm Jordan’s Trials (Love Strictly Tested 3)by Anna Hague


A grisly murder…a Dom with plenty to lose. My name is Jordan Caldera, and that’s me, the Dom with everything to lose. Yes, I hated the woman who threatened to expose the passionate BDSM lifestyle I share with my wife, Angel. But contrary to what the evidence implies, I didn’t kill her and my alibi is solid. Unfortunately, I was indulging a few powerful clients, administering to their dark desires, and they would sooner see me imprisoned than to publicly reveal their misunderstood cravings. My choices are simple-put my life and high-profile career at risk by exposing the truth or go to jail for a crime I didn’t commit.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51164303-jordan-s-trials

Amazon https://amzn.to/35qJRMG

Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

Wow first off another amazing  story that keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting more. When the journalist is so close to dropping the story on who Jordan and Emma really were and what actually happened behind their closed door, they were on the verge of crazy panic not knowing what to do. Well when that very reporter ended up murdered Jordan really started to panic because when she clawed at his arm in the coffee shop days before he was afraid his DNA would be found and he was gonna be accused. Well that wasn’t the only secret he was hiding from his wife, but when the cops start snooping around Emma started wanting to know what her husband was up to at these important client dinners. And she got way more then she ever wanted to know but after being told the truth and that Jordan wasn’t going to ruin these big wigs life’s shit hit the fan and they had a huge fight. But would it be the last fight that they had with Jordan now on trial what will happen to these two once perfected lives with their slowly shattering around them.

For 25 years, I’ve worked as a sports writer. I decided now was the time to pursue romance fiction as an author. I found a great group of RWA author friends who have helped me tremendously.

I get great support from my husband, and although they don’t know it, my three parrots and dog give me a huge boost everyday.