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#wotr #attendingauthor #seriesstarter Homecoming Homicide ( Magical Bureau of Investigation 1) by Albany Walker

“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 Twinsie Dee

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

Life is good for MBI agent Frances Bishop, she’s an important member of the bureau. Then she got a phone call from her dad saying he needs her for a case back home, so she return home after she said she never to return. When the case gets crazy with a guys head basically exploded and magic lingering around but not able to pinpoint from where. Frances also has to worry about the 3 guys she ran from in the first place. This case goes from a normal mystery to the ultimate mystery. Sexual tension through the roof and 3 hot witches trying to keep their girl. Wow this book was amazing not gonna lie the title is what drew me in because I love a good mystery and homicide is right up my ally, I completely loved Frances and her fellas and I’m so ready for the next book.

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

#wotr #attendingauthor #mm #seriesstarter A Real Good Lie (A Real Good Lie 1) by Kate Hawthorne

Name – Callahan McMillian

Age – 31

Relationship status – Very single, and I like it that way.

Looking for – Someone to make my ex-boyfriend jealous for the weekend.

Biggest regret – Rhys St. George

Hobbies – N/A

Name – Jace Dare

Age – 26

Relationship status – DTF

Looking for – a good time, not a long time

Biggest regret – kissing that hottie at the bar two weeks ago and letting him leave without getting his phone number

Hobbies – art, photography, dancing, hanging out with my friends

Callahan and Jace couldn’t be less compatible, but they’ve been set up for the weekend and there’s no going back. Callahan’s pride is on the line, his mouth is all over Jace, and they need to put in the performance of a lifetime if they’re going to make their very fake relationship look convincing. To sell the lie, Jace and Callahan reach an agreement: real attraction, pretend emotion. But when make believe turns into making love, the only people they’re fooling are themselves

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57582765-a-real-good-lie?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=rnMVmueLvK&rank=15

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Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

When Callahan’s father died he end up with the family business and now has more shit on his plate then he ever wanted. Now he has to go to the unveiling of a new wing at his college to reveal the new wing named after his family. But his best friend Sebastian came up with a plan to have him bring a fake boyfriend to the event to make Callahan’s ex jealous not that he wanted him back. And Sebastian has the perfect guy in mind. Jace was your basic normal guy next door he loved photography lived with his best friend and hated asking his family for money when he was in a bind but his job at the local coffee shop helped a bit. After meeting up a a club and Sebastian ditching him Callahan doctor go to the bathroom before he left and in that line, he ran into a hot as hell guy who wanted to take him home. One kiss was all Callahan would allow him and wow what a kiss it was, it would be a kiss that neither one would forget and would be wondering if they would run into each other again. Wow this was a great read and the emotions really pulled you in from the beginning and wow was this book steamy so good ready for the next one.

Born and raised in Southern California, Kate Hawthorne woke up one day and realized she had stories worth sharing. Now existing on a steady diet of wine and coffee, Kate writes stories about complicated men in love that are sometimes dirty, but always sweet. She enjoys crafting hard-fought and well deserved happy endings with just the right amount of angst and kink.

From estate sale shopping to shoe worship, there’s something in at least one of her books that’ll tickle your fancy.

#wotr #attendingauthor #partofaseries At the Speed of Light (Gods of DC 5) by Tricia Andersen

The tears in reality have put the gods and goddesses of Olympus on edge. Despite the stress his family is under, Apollo finds himself first in the arms of a mysterious jinn then a feisty Foirmir. While exploring the deep emotions he has for his new lovers, the tears begin to appear wheremortal now live and play, putting the innocent humans in danger of an alternate, deadly realm the Olympians and their loved ones have already experienced. He and his family race against the clock to find the source of the rends. But what will he do when he finds out that the one creating the trouble is closer to him than his own heart? What will the god of the sun sacrifice to keep the world as he knows, as well as the man and woman that he loves more than his own existence, safe?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58182505-at-the-speed-of-light?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=dzD7JZINH6&rank=28

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Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

The sun god Apollo is getting his chance at finding his forever he just didn’t know it would come in the form of a jinn or as we know them as genie. One night at a bar Apollo sees this stud Khalil who seems to know a lot about who he really is, which throws the god for a loop. After a hot and steamy night they two go their separate ways hoping to see each other again. With tears appearing out of nowhere the god all need to come together to try and save the world since they have know idea where they are coming from or who is making them appear. Apollo is love struck once again when he runs into a red head at the same bar he met Khalil but little did he know that Khalil would also be there and he would be taking them both home with him. But it’s the secret Khalil has that could tear these lovers apart and possibly the world. Wow this is a great book i love this series and each book get hotter and hotter and i cant wait to see who’s next in the series.

Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.

For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.

#wotr #attendingauthor #poetry Pieces of Me by Jennifer Laslie

This book is a collection of poems I wrote in High School and a little after. I know they are simple, but to me they speak volumes. During adolescence we experience so many emotions and during our early twenties it can be a trying time. We have so many highs and lows. These poems speak of the highs and lows that I’ve had. A couple of them were assignments for school. I hope you enjoy them. Just remember, it’s the little things in life!

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32738243-pieces-of-me?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=hY54DtPil8&rank=14

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Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

Great collection of short poems that you can feel the emotions pouring out of the pages. It really hard to write a review for poems but they speak to you and anyone can feel the emotions and passion in them. I love a good poem they have always spoke to my heart.

Jennifer Laslie is 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.

# Review – Her Little by J.M. Walker

Her Little (A Novella) by [J.M. Walker]

I loved my husband.
But I also loved my sister in-law.
After getting the courage to talk to Jude about my little fantasy regarding his stepsister, I was surprised but elated that he agreed to go along with it.
My crush turned into more.
My fantasies became reality.
My obsession became my little.

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Review by Kelly

Alluring, sultry, provocative….hot, Hot, HOT! Right here is where you can stop reading my words and start reading J.M.’s words! But if you insist on going further reading my review, I need to say that right from the very beginning this story is sizzling. *wags eyebrows* Believe me, you want to read this at home and in one sitting. Jude and Mia have an intense relationship, and both realize that they want more. They love each other but they want to play… together, but with another person. They have never approached another person before and are unsure how to do so but little do they know that when they do, the heat that they cause would melt the coldest iceberg. Seriously, why are you still reading this? Go! Read Her Little!

J.M. Walker

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who hit USA Today with Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology. She loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

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#WOTR21 – #Review #Zombies- Lost Undead (Stay Dead Book 2) by L.C. Mortimer aka Sophie Stern

Book cover for Lost Undead (Stay Dead, #2) by L.C. Mortimer

Zombies never stay dead.

They made it to the island. They managed to find a way to escape the burning cruise ship where they’d been trapped, and now they’re facing a new problem.

The zombies didn’t go down with the ship.

They’re here.

They’re everywhere.

Winter and her friends need to find a new way to escape, a new way to keep fighting.

If only the dead would stay that way.

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Review by Kelly

I received a copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

I LOVE GRETA!! She is the perfect grandma and so many people underestimate her. The trio have finally decided that they need to get off this island, but they did not expect what happened next. Another lifeboat with survivors lands on their tiny island, which puts a kink in their plan. Something just isn’t right. Greta, Winter, and Isaiah all have a bad feeling. Next thing you know chaos erupts and they are scrambling to survive once again. Nothing can stay chaotic forever…everything will look better in the morning. Riiiight. Oh I want talk about what happened and about the really bad things and the badassery that Greta is….ooooohhhhhh how I want to tell you all about it, but I can’t! I refuse to give it all away. What I am saying is that there is so much going on in this story, I literally read it in one sitting, I was consumed by it! I am on pins and needles waiting to read the 3rd installment. I need to know what happens next!

L. C. Mortimer

L.C. Mortimer likes zombies, shifters, and things that go bump in the night. When she’s not busy dreaming up her next story, Mortimer can be found dancing, traveling, or curled up with a cozy mystery.

#Review #WOTR21 Wild Undead (Stay Dead Book 1) by L.C. Mortimer

Wild Undead (Stay Dead Book 1) by [L.C. Mortimer]

Zombies never stay dead.

Winter Hawk is on day three of a five-day cruise when the zombie infection decides to make its appearance.

She’s seen her share of bad days, but nothing compares to the fact that the people around Winter are dying and coming back to life in droves.

Winter has to get off of the cruise ship and away from the infection, no matter what it takes. Armed with a first aid kit, a couple of water bottles, and a few unlikely companions, she embarks on a journey that will change everything.

If she can manage to survive.

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Review by  Kelly

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

WILD! This is a zombie book that you definitely want to read. This story sucks you in from the very start and holds tight right to the very end. It is consuming. Winter is sort of a loner, but with friends. Even though this is a quick read, her back story pulls at your heart strings. You see her relaxing and trying to have fun when all hell breaks loose. She starts hearing stories and then the unthinkable happens when she, and many others, witness a madman eating the bartender! She knows she needs to start preparing for the worst. There are others that are in the same boat as her (no pun intended, lol) and this is how she meets Greta and Isaiah. As they start the race for their lives, they form an unlikely alliance and embark on a journey of survival. This is absolutely a wild ride and stuck with me long after the book ended. I have a feeling that the trio are going to come upon some crazy obstacles, but where their story goes….I have no clue. I am on pins and needles for the next installment. L.C. Mortimer is a new author for me, but bravo because you have a new fan!

L. C. Mortimer

AKA Sophie Stern

L.C. Mortimer likes zombies, shifters, and things that go bump in the night. When she’s not busy dreaming up her next story, Mortimer can be found dancing, traveling, or curled up with a cozy mystery.

#WOTR21 – #Review – Outbreak: A Zombie Novel by L.C. Mortimer aka Sophie Stern

Outbreak: A Zombie Novel

Emily thought she could survive the apocalypse and save her sister from hordes of undead. She was wrong. By the time she found her sister, it was too late. All hope was shattered. Heartbroken and disillusioned, Emily returns home. There’s just one problem: her haven is no longer empty. Someone has moved in.

Neil was a leader long enough to know when to cut his losses. Surviving in the city was one major loss. He gathered his friends and hoofed it to the forest. He knew there would be abandoned farmhouses and plenty of land. The fewer inhabitants before the apocalypse struck, the fewer zombies to deal with after.

The house they find is incredible. It’s isolated, well stocked with food, and Neil even finds a few loaded guns. Soon it becomes obvious that the home isn’t as empty as they originally thought, however. When the owner returns, she demands that Neil and his friends move out. She seems to have no problem with the idea of tossing them out on their asses, but there’s a major problem.

A storm is coming, and it carries with it a greater threat than just zombies.

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

I received this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Zombies! Need I say more? This is a standalone novel that gives you a bit of everything. There are so many emotions that are part of this journey, and everyone has their own story with their own demons to fight. This story brought a rag tag group of travelers together and they almost made it work. You know that saying “When it rains, it pours”? Well, just when this group seems to catch a break, the sh!! hits the fan. The characters are very relatable. They are regular people like you and me who were trying to figure life out. Then, BAM! They are forced to survive. Each character’s back story will humble you. It’ll really make you wonder what would really happen and how would you handle it. Each had their vices and crazy as it may seem, they even had some happy times during the Z apocalypse. This story will make you laugh, will give you the warm and fuzzies, and some of it can be a bit gory. Best of all, you will NOT see what is coming and are definitely not ready for the end. I swear that when I finished this book, I had one of these moments that just made me sit there, like wow, that happened. I had a book hangover! I am still going over this in my head going, how could that have happened? Seriously, you need to read this!

L. C. Mortimer

L.C. Mortimer likes zombies, shifters, and things that go bump in the night. When she’s not busy dreaming up her next story, Mortimer can be found dancing, traveling, or curled up with a cozy mystery.

#wotr #attendingauthor #standalone Mister Manhattan (Cocky Hero Club) by Alexandria Sure

My Thursday afternoon meeting was a no show. Imagine my surprise when a drenched, flustered brunette slipped into the booth across from me, acting like she was supposed to be there.

When she slipped back out with a snappy goodbye, I never thought I’d see her again.

Until I walked into my Friday morning meeting.

At first, I didn’t recognize her—she was dry this time. But from the look on her face, she recognized me.

When she gave the worst pitch I’ve ever sat through, I thought my boss, and mentor, was going to show her the door—except he accepts the proposal and tells me we have to work together.

I didn’t anticipate I would like her, let alone be interested in her. Sure, she was hot and sassy.

But something about her rubbed me the wrong way.

And yet I couldn’t stop thinking about her.

So, when she leaves the room and her phone chimes with a new text, I knew I wasn’t supposed to look.

I also knew I wasn’t supposed to cancel her date for later that evening.

And I definitely knew I wasn’t supposed to delete the entire exchange, so she had no idea what I’d done.

But I did. And then I showed up at the restaurant, pretending like this was all a big coincidence.

When the date is over, I want more. I need more.

We start pretend-dating because she needs practice, and I tell myself, New York’s most eligible billionaire bachelor, that this is just a bit of fun.

What could possibly go wrong?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53153433-mister-manhattan?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=j3wNrNKlEI&rank=4

Amazon https://amzn.to/37fR1DQ

Review by Twinsie Dee

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

Jurnee went to New York to experience life and practice date for 6 weeks he to try and pitch an idea of opening a single coffee shop. After getting caught in the rain on her way to her first blind date and then him being rude as can be she doesn’t even know what to do. Well when she lands a business meeting with a huge firm over her coffee shop she runs into her date there and wonders what i going on. Anderson is a high most influential bachelor in New York, and tried very hard not to end up in the tabloid so he live a very low key life if at all possible. But when Jurnee coming into his life and she has no idea who he is and he starts to wonder if she is real at all he has never met a woman who didn’t know who he was or wanted his money. Will they both be able to lower there walls that were built after past breakups and things that were said to them and be able to actually be happy or will it blow up in their faces. Thi book was so good i loved it from the beginning Jurnee’s sass and determination just files off the pages and Anderson’s cocky swag flies off as well i loved it so much.

Alexandria Sure is from Michigan and adores her supportive family, her two rescue pups, and her mighty Spartans. Her coffee obsession leads her to writing in local coffee shops where characters come alive between salted caramel lattes and large cups of “cold brew extra cream two Splenda,” which are usually on the counter when she walks in because the baristas know her car. (Thanks, Biggby!)

When she is not writing, she spends a great deal of her time perfecting her craft. She is an active member of Capital City Writers Association and attends several writing conferences each year.

Sure’s first novel, Before Him Comes Me, is an unconventional romance of self-discovery, described by readers as “the first BDSM book with no sex.”

#wotr #attendingauthor #newrelease Viper (Nighthawks MC 1) by C.J. Pinard


As coldblooded as a snake, but loyal to a fault.

Vampire Vane Matson formed the Nighthawks MC after having to clean up one too many messes made by his kind. Known for his ruthless tactics and eerily quiet and snakelike approach, he quickly became “Viper” and continued to build his MC with men and women just as callous and as equally trustworthy.

Viper has avoided personal relationships most of his existence, until one night, he’s called to a routine clean-up, a mess made by a pack of filthy wolves. It leaves him forced to take in a stray human named MyAnna, whose shiny black hair and big, soulful eyes are too much for him to resist. Breaking his number one rule, he tells himself it’s only temporary and then he’ll be rid of the burdensome human soon enough. Until she refuses to leave.

With his secrets threatening to be exposed, will Viper be forced to get rid of MyAnna permanently, or will she win over his cold, unbeating heart?

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C.J. is a USA Today Bestselling author living in Colorado but wishes she was someplace warmer. She loves the SF 49ers and has a weakness for expensive shoes. She’s the author of over 30 novels and short stories that contain both fantasy and paranormal romance with kickass heroines and strong alphas. When she’s not writing, she can be found working at a very strange day job, which may or may not have some mild influences on her gripping stories–so strange, in fact, she may just write a book about it one day.