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#WOTR22 #NewRelease #Paranormal #Shifters #Vampires #enemiestolovers – Megan Slays Vampires by Sophie Stern

Megan Slays Vampires: A Vampire Shifter Romance by [Sophie Stern]

If monsters aren’t real, why do I kill so many of them?

I’ve spent the last five years training as a vampire hunter. My goal is to hunt, maim, and kill as many of the bastards as I can. They’re infecting our city and each time I manage to kill one, five more spring up in its place. The vampire hunter’s council is breathing down my neck, but I’m already working 25 hours a day, eight days a week.

Then one night, everything changes.

I make a mistake and a vampire catches me. He doesn’t kill me, though. Instead, he brings me into his lair and he makes me question…everything.

What if everything I’ve ever been taught has been a lie?

What if the vampires aren’t the real monsters?

What if it’s me?

Megan Slays Vampires is a standalone steamy paranormal romance by Sophie Stern, author of Honeypot Darlings and Shifters of Rawr County. If you enjoy this story, check out her other vampire books: Vampire Kiss, Eternity, and Chaotic Wild.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

Ok here goes.  I love Sophie. Period. Full Stop.  I want to be her best friend.  I want to hang out and have her tell me what is happening in that beautiful, creative brain.  I have been a reader of her LC Mortimer Zombie books for a bit.  I recently made the cross over to Sophie’s books annnnd I am in love.  Her stories hit my paranormal heart right in the happy place.

Megan is a hunter and working for “The man” to rid the world of the gross and terrible vamps/shifters/snake creatures/monsters/etc.  She is proud of what she does until an injury leaves her a bit weak. A mysterious and sexy as sin vampire with braids and delicious dark skin talks to her and leaves her with questions.  Megan is all WTF is happening to me?  I can’t be thinking about that dude!

Donal is stunned stupid at the sexy, curvy hunter who just killed his good friend, but he can’t help but take a sip off her to see why she is so different.  That one sip…pretty much ruined all chances of forgetting her.   He doesn’t know why she doesn’t know who she really is and is intrigued to find out.

When Donal and Megan meet again, he then helps her see what she has been blind to all along.  She learned the truth about what had happened to her as a child. She learned how “the man” she is working for isn’t as innocent as he seemed plus….she finds love in the most unusual place.  Ya’ll the “Love” stuff…..get some cold water ok…the thigh scene…yes please!!

I loved the constant twists and turns.  I also loved the new mythology that is given in the story. Like the difference between shape shifters and shifters.  I loved so many of the characters.  I need a Jewell and Kyle novella!!  The banter between Donal and Megan was wonderful!!  But I loved the sensitivity, and the creativity Sophie brings when we learn about Donal and what makes his special.

*Chef’s Kiss! I can’t wait for more books from her!

Sophie Stern writes paranormal and contemporary romance stories for her amazing readers across the globe. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her pole dancing, traveling, or reading zombie novels.

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#RomanticComedy #ReverseHarem #Witches #Shifters #Paranormal #Dragons #FakeRelationship #dark #Wolves #MC #AgeGap #SiblingBestFriend -Twinsie Angie Top 5….errrr Top 6 from January 2022 to June 2022 – Accidental P*rnstar by Cindy Tanner, Til Death Do Us Part by Mary Martel, Rebel by AJ Renee, The Dragon’s Fake Fiancée by Sophie Stern, Outcast by RL Caulder, and Concede by SJ Chaynie

General Admission tickets are still available for Writers on the River at www.writersontheriver.com

Full list of attending authors can be found on the webpage as well.

Hope to see you there July 16th!!

Now enjoy my top picks from January to June!!  Lemme know if you grab any in the comments!

Angie

All of the authors on this list are attending authors except for SJ Chaynie…maybe some day 🙂

Accidental P*rnstar by [Cindy  Tanner]

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My college career was going great…

Until it wasn’t.

I lost my job, scholarship, and apartment in a trifecta of crap luck.

The last thing I want to do is run back home to my parents with my tail tucked. As luck would have it, my old roommate, Mason Davis, has a compelling—if slightly unorthodox solution—to my financial dilemma.

His suggestion?

A live stream feed of me enjoying a little steamy fun with HIM. The smoking hot guy I’ve fantasized about countless times before.

Surely, a tenacious bookworm like me can figure out how to let go of her inhibitions for one night.

After all, going viral is a good thing… right?

ANGIE Review

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

Lawd ya’ll when Cindy showed me the title for this book I was cracking up. I couldn’t wait to read it. When she asked if I wanted an ARC…legit I jumped. I am so glad I did. This book has so many amazing lines and scenes. I was giggling on my chair on the deck. I legit gave the “Why are you looking at me” stare to my husband when he was all “Lets do something.” UHM NO Jules and Mason are making a PORN! LOL
SO Jules and Mason lived together with a snot and Mason moved out long before Jules. She was all kinds of a mess because on top of losing her housing she needs a job. She is at the club whichis never does and is drinking. She makes a fool of herself a couple times and thankfully Noah is there for them. LOL Jules and Mason reconnect and he offers her a room in his condo. Ya know the one he has also ready paid for. Well the comedy of what happens just needs to be read but needless to say Jules is not about t move in when…again …she has zero place to go.
Jules moves in and then Mason tells her is secret…ya know he does ALLFANS>>>GASP!! I know right!! SO after a quick chat he says he would love to scene with her for a cool $5K. When a girl is down a girl needs to do some drastic measures.
SO Mason and Jules start to blur the line between roommates/dating couple/work mates. They have some misunderstanding, jealousy, miscommunication, and of course a dash of “You trying to steal my girl”!!
The story was perfect. It was a great read and for sure I want a book on Mel and Noah.

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

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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.

ANGIE’s Review –

I received this book from the author for free for an honest review by that sexy bitch Mary Martel.

Between texting Mary to yell at her and texting her to sob to her…this book was everything fans of the series want to read. There is so much that happens in this book to move the story forward and answer questions but start so many new ones.
I am so afraid to spoiler this book that I am going to keep my review kinda vague in parts. I want you to be just as devasted and excited as I was. Lemme just say prepare for Chapters 14-17 because they are so heavy. My stomach was in KNOT…KNOTS…..tears….heartbreak….guys…so much happens in this part of the book.
Now don’t go thinking the rest of the book isn’t important because LAWD it is. There are so many parts of the book I need to discuss like Rain, Romero, and Isobel. I mean Jesus these 3. The crazy triangle!!!
Can I saw Q and Ariel arguing are pretty epic and as always hilarious for you the reader. Q is my favorite of the coven guys and of course he is an epic fuck up with his girl and understanding when she needs girly stuff. But I love Damien and Jules more this novel. Jules for standing up to Rain and Damien for understanding Ariel and her girl ways. Tyson is the best friend we need and love. Dash…sigh,,,he is just sensitive Dash. The twins made my heart so happy in this book. They open up and really show us how much they love being loved by Ariel. They understand her fears and do everything to let her know she is perfect for them.
The Council…guys…so much shit happens this book and shit will reverberate after shit that happens this book. I am so nervous and excited for what will happen after this book. GAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Vague reviews so as to not post spoilers!!!!!! Its so tough!!! But I need you to be just as devastated and broken as I was!
There was a new character introduced…..friends……your heart….it will be destroyed and yet it will make everything right with the coven. Does that make sense? It will trust me. I loved and hated this character. Loved them because of who they are but hated their back story. If they are involved in the Council it cant be a good one right????
As always I am a needy reader and want so much more. I can’t wait to see what happens next!!!

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Rebel (Alumbra Pack Book 1) by [AJ Renee, Angie Wade]

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He’d long given upon finding his mate, but when he does, is she too broken to trust their bond?
Meeting boys after curfew should have been innocent fun, but it turned Rosalia’s life upside down. Escaping the werewolf compound wasn’t an option, so she did her best to survive the twisted hell she’d been dragged to. Her dreams of having a real chance at life had been smothered by guilt and the realization she was too broken, even if she ever did see her loved ones again.
Peter had nearly given up on finding his true mate, but a mission to rescue a pack member’s sister leads him to Rosalia. If he’d known why she’d been impossible to locate, he would have left the pack in his beta’s care and moved mountains to save her sooner.
He must find the strength to rein in his wolf’s need to claim her and give her the necessary space to heal. Her body, heart, and wolf are at odds, with merely a thin string keeping her tattered spirit from coming apart. Can Rosalia learn to trust Peter, or are the jagged, invisible scars too deep?

Angie’s Review –

I purchased this book.
I LOVED PETER!! I mean I have loved him since meeting him in the Broderick series. You do not have to read the Broderick series to read this book OR the following books in the series BUT I highly suggest it so you understand the relationships.
Peter…he is the best alpha. He loves his pack and those he deems pack like the witches in the Broderick coven. He is fierce in protecting those he loves. He is happy with his life, but he yearns for his mate. He is happy for Brandy and her siblings but…yeah why can’t he find HERE!!! Our calm cool alpha is outta his mind lately and he is not sure WHY. He can’t focus and is just hot tempered which is not Peter. When the pack and the coven go to save some women, he is beyond mad to see his mate there…in the room of abused and battered women AND a sister to Claudia.
Rosalie is the brave one of the group. She has done lots of things that many would find disgusting to survive abuse and horrors. When she realizes they are being rescued and its by her sister, she is overjoyed and then…..she sees him. The large wolf is her mate. She is scared given she has seen how alpha tend to treat women.
Rosie and Peter have a lot to overcome but Peter becomes more the man we know and love. He is doing everything to make sure she knows she is safe and wanted no matter what she as been through. He is doing everything to put her at ease to him and his caring. The waters these two navigate was pretty wicked at times but Peter never faulters. GUYS I loved him even more!!! GAH!! PETER!!!
I am so excited for this series and absolutely love that the Brodericks are just as front and center in this series as Peter’s pack was in their story. But I really wanna know whats up with Xander but Lea and Joel!! EEEEP!!!!
I cannot wait!!

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The Dragon's Fake Fiancée (Shifters of Rawr County Book 6) by [Sophie Stern]

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Cosmo has been living in Rawr County for the last 10 years because he hates himself and wants to be miserable. Dragon Isle was no good for him. Everyone there was too happy and joyful. A dragon like him deserves to be unhappy.

When his family tries to set him up with a childhood friend to date, he blurts out a lie: he’s engaged.

It’s not true.

But when they surprise him with an unexpected visit, he grabs his nearest employee, Athena, and introduces her as his fiancée.

What could possibly go wrong?

Angie’s Review –

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

Ok here goes. So Sophie is about the most adorable person I have ever met. I have read several of her alter ego books but have been looking to sink my teeth into on of these books but life man…not enough time in the day, right? SO, she offered this ARC and I jumped. Its in a “series” but all the books can be read in any order. I didn’t have any issues reading the 3 or 4th book in the series. Every side character was briefly introduced and then off we went.
Cosmo and Athena…. holy hawt burn. Holy pants melting off…. holy office spankings. Oh yeah you read that right…. OFFICE. SPANKING!
Ok ok so the Office Spanking was to get you hooked now lets really get down to the story, shall we??
Cosmo is a grumpy…..errrr……brooding dragon. His friends are all mating up and he is in love with his secretary who is in love with Benjamin. UGH Gross Benny. Anyway, he looks forward to seeing her every single day. Since she is his paralegal, it does happen all the time.
Althena is head over heels in love with her boss. Ya know, the dragon. She does everything can can to be close to him like going back to school to be a paralegal. She is so afraid of looking like the pathetic girl she is, and maybe in hopes of making him jealous, she makes but a boyfriend.
One phone call and visit from Cosmo’s family changes EVERYTHING for them. Cosmos mom and dad want him to come home to meet another chick to possible settle him down on Dragon Isle to have some dragon babies. Cosmo is not down with this idea, so he throws Athena under the bus and she goes along with it.
I mean they live together for a week and pretend to be getting married. They know so much about the other how can it go wrong?? LAWD the feelings that come rolling off each of them not knowing how the other really feels. The chemistry was so thick but the slow burn…….I almost combusted!!!
This story was sooooo good. I sat and devoured it in a couple hours. Now I need to grab the other books in the series and I am so looking forward to Jennifer, The Red Panda’s book with Lewis!!!

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Outcast (The Pack Prophecy Book 1) by [R.L. Caulder]

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“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.

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Author Note: This book has a 18+ warning and is intended for mature audiences. It is book one in The Pack Prophecy series which will end in a cliffhanger.

Angie’s Review –

I purchased this book and audio,

The narration of the story *Chef’s Kiss* was absolutely perfect. Heather and Jeffrey brought the characters to life 110%. I will be honest in that I LOVE Jeffrey’s audio and when I see his name, I am super excited.

I grabbed this book because R. L. Caulder will be attending a book signing I am going too. She has so many books to pick BUT this one had audio. It was the winner. I gotta admit chance is why I grabbed the book, but I am so addicted to Kira and her men.
I loved the fact this book was kinda a shifter’s version of Cinderella…I mean she is a gross human the Alpha and his wife, Maya, took in. But once the Alpha’s mate was killed by daimoma, he blames her and is keeping her in misery to punish her.
Kira had only known happiness the few years she was with Jameson and his mother, Maya. Once Maya was killed she was only bullied and teases horrible by all the wolves in the pack Jameson and Sophia were the worst ones to her. There was only one bright spot in her day. Milo always would protect her. He has made it clear he has feelings for her, but she knows once the full moon hits when he turns 21 just like the rest of the pack, he will find his mate and forget her. She guards her heart and hopes one day she can find happiness too.
The closer the pack comes to the next full moon, Kira notices Seth, Jameson’s bestie, looking at her like a pork chop. She is angry that NOW he admits he has feelings. Sorry Seth not happening. Kira does as she is always expected to do when the full moon hits and everyone changes….even KIRA!!!??? Milo, Seth, AND Jameson all run to her because they feel the pull to their “Fated Mate”. The wolves all see who for her she is but the men have issue except Milo. Seth soon realizes he needs to listen to his wolf but Jameson…well he is a dick. Mega dick who is so blinded with hatred for Kira.
Kira soon learns she is has the powers to save the shifters but a cliffy happens when she soon discovers what is happening and who is leading the daimoma.
I can’t wait to see what happens next!!!

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Concede: Knights of Paradise MC by [S.J.  Chaynie ]

This book releases TOMORROW July 1st!!

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I’ve spent the last four years in a Catholic boarding school. A very different world from the one I have found myself being forced into. There is a dangerous game being played, and I haven no choice but to be under his protection. He’s the king, and expects me to bow just like all the others. The more he demands, the more I resist. He’s not just too old for me, or just the president of a motorcycle club. He’s my brother’s best friend, and if he wants me as his queen, he better prove he’s worthy enough for me to put on the crown.

This is an adult novel intended for mature readers.
Book 1 of the Knights of Paradise MC Series. Does end on a cliffhanger, part of a continuing series.

Angie’s Review –

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

First up, I saw a booktok trailer and was like “HEEEEY GIRL” to the authors.  I essentially asked nicely…cough cough begged…..for an ARC of this book.  MC is my JAM and it sounded like something I would love.  It hits all my favs…Best friend’s sibling/age gap/MC.  I was super thrilled when she said YES.  I got the book and downloaded thinking I would get a chapter or two in before I put it down to do housework.  PFT Housework be damned.  Maverick and Tanner had my FULL attention, but I was side eyeing Dom and Dani.  Don’t worry I got questions you two!!

Now I know people are haters for cliffhangers, but I love them.  I really do.  So, I will warn you this is a cliffy but it’s a good one.  Does that make sense?  Prolly not for you cliffy haters.  But for real, I loved it and where it dropped at is a good ending/beginning for the next story.

Ok so Maverick/Zeke and Tanner/Vix.  This book runs you through the gamete.  Tanner starts to story as a wide-eyed boarding school virgin with no idea who her brother is and especially what a MC Club is.  When the story cliffies, we see a strong woman who know what she wants and who she wants.  My favorite scene of the book is when she has had it with Maverick’s shit.  For Real!!  Our girl is over it and she tells him what is up.  It is up to him to make the changes because she is DONZO.  But my next favorite scene is when they are bed shopping for his room…Maverick is a dirty dirty boy!!!  He plays soooo dirty to get what he wants, and that is Tanner!

Maverick is the MC president, and he loves the lifestyle.  He doesn’t think he should settle down and honestly doesn’t really have any intensions.  However, Tanner makes him want more and importantly makes him FEEL more.  The feelings she causes in him are powerful and super confusing to the manwhore.

Now Dom is Tanners brother who is all “Hand off” buuuuut dude uhm you don’t seem to be keeping your hands off Mavericks little sister, Dani.  Pot Meet Kettle!!  I can’t wait to see what happens in book 2.  I think Mr. Dom is getting the much-needed eye opener he needs to claim what his heart desires most!

Twinsie Dee’s Top 5 reads January-June 

Perfect Plan (Mason Creek 14) by Cary Hart

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When Joey decides to stay in Mason Creek a little longer than planned, Cole Jackson comes to the rescue and volunteers a room at his place—and his unsolicited advice on how to land the perfect cowboy.

Cole quickly realizes Joey is perfect for him in every way, and he’d much rather be lovers than friends. There is only one way out of this. The perfect plan? Sabotage.

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Cole Jackson Mason Creeks biggest playboy around loves to joke and push everyone’s buttons. But he will protect, and give you the shit off his back if you needed it. Joey flew from Georgia to help her sister Charlee when she gave birth to her daughter, being there to pick up all the pieces back home after Charlee’s failed wedding but it lol worked out in the end she got her happily ever after and now it was Joey’s turn. Having a bad day Joey found herself in the bar drinking her dream apartment just fell through, she’s tired of making sure she don’t walk in on her sister loving on her husband again, Cole was there and offered her to move in with him. Thinking it was going to be easy to have a super cute roommate and nothing was going to happen, but it turned out to be a lot harder then either one of them thought. Will these two let their feelings get to them and give into temptation or will it seriously just be a friends living together no strings attached situation. OMG not only do i love Mason Creek and want too live there I’m in love with Cole Jackson, this is an amazing story and i just ugh love it words can’t decide how hilarious it is. 

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Rescue Us (The Next Generation 7) by J.M. Walker 

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-Ainsley-

He was kind.

Caring.

Patient.

Cyrus Butcher wasn’t like any man I had ever met before. He took his time with me. Opened up new feelings and made me realize that not all men were monsters.

Ripped from my life at a young age, I spent years in a hell I wasn’t sure I would ever survive. But I did. Only to become a shell of the woman I once was.

With him, the dark and handsome stranger who saved me, he helped me find my voice again. While he was gentle, I knew that there was a dominant man in him I needed.

As I opened up to him and gave him my truths, he showed me a passionate side to myself I thought was lost forever.

I was the pet he needed.

He was the Sir I craved.

-Cyrus-

She was quiet.

Withdrawn.

A good girl.

Ainsley Cloet was the submissive I had spent years looking for. She was passionate and fierce. The strongest woman I had ever met. But she kept those parts of herself hidden after spending years locked up at the hands of vile human beings.

While we became closer, my brother became moodier. Spending our lives trying to mask the pain of losing our parents at a young age, neither of us thought we could find the happiness we both deserved.

After earning Ainsley’s trust, falling in love, and making promises about our future, someone who had been lurking in the shadows the whole time finally let himself be known.

But no matter the damage that had been caused, I would be there.

At her side.

As her protector.

And as her Dom.

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Ainsley went through a ton in her life she was taken and held against her will in a brothel that did the unimaginable to her and causing her to quit talking completely to her it was her safe home and helped her survive. She was now working at the center and was offered to teach American Sign Language, to others since that was her form of speaking, and Ainsley loved it, but she still had to look behind her back and watch out because some of the men that took her escaped and would want to come after her. Cyrus wasn’t one to fall for a women he was just helping the club, fighting when he needed to release some tension and going to the bar with his brother. That was until he saw sweet Ainsley and she as gonna make this biker fall to his knees and he wouldn’t even knew what hit him. Will these two help each other face their demons of their past and help each other trust someone or will the demons get their way and send them into a pit that they will never get out of. Oh this story grabbed my heart and held on i loved these characters and their story is just what you would need.

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Into the Deep by Aspen Winters (Author, Publisher), Krys Janae (Narrator)

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The Ocean hides many secrets, and my family has uncovered one of them.

My name is Coralee Eldimire and I was dragged into the secrets my family has been keeping from me. The Eldimire Aquarium and Animal Sanctuary, was more than that. It was a testing site.

A testing site for shifters. The place I thought was made by hard work and passion was actually made by torture and the deaths of creatures I never knew existed.

I found this out the hard way that these shifters are more than they seem. They aren’t mindless or monsters…they were something more. The shark shifters that I had gotten to know only want one thing: freedom and I was their way out. Though it seemed they wanted me for more than an escape route.

These shifters wanted to keep me, and I was starting to have a hard time saying no. With my family trying to keep the shifters or kill them, I have my work cut out for me…and I may learn to be a stronger person on the way

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

Coralee was working in her family business, in the local aquarium. Her mom was a scientist and working on different species of marine life. Her brother helped and Cora was mostly in charge of filing papers and small task to help her mom. But little did Cora know that behind the walls where she worked was a huge family secret that she didn’t know about, that there were shark coming into the aquarium and Cora was terrified of sharks, but that wasn’t all she didn’t know, those sharks where actually shifters. So will Cora ever find out that secret her family is keeping from her or will she be forever in the depths of their secrets. So this was my first shark shifters book and it didn’t disappoint it was soooo good 4 sexy shark shifters how much better can that get.

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Perfect Chance (Mason Creek 18) by Molly McLean 

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They spent one night together, and then chance brought them back together again. 

Carly

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve lived a privileged life. But I’ve worked hard not to let my good fortune go to my head. I’ve kept myself grounded, and much to the dismay of my mother and my NFL star ex-boyfriend, I want to do something meaningful with my life. Something I can call my own. 

Hooking up with the cute guy at the bar who seemed to figure me out with a single glance? Not exactly that kind of purposeful adventure I had in mind, but I’m living for me now, so what could one night of fun hurt? 

Kaden

I met the girl of my dreams in a Denver bar. The only problem is I’m not the kind of a guy a lady like Carly thinks about when the night is over. And when she walked out of my hotel room, I thought I’d never see her again. 

Until she showed up on Mason Creek on a mission. 

She didn’t know she’d find me here, and I’ll be damned if I believe our running into each other again is anything less than fate. Chance brought us together once, and I’ve gotta believe there’s a reason it’s brought us back together again, too.

Turns out that reason isn’t what either of us had planned for our lives, and I’m willing to do whatever it takes to prove I’m up to the challenge. 

Only problem is… 

I’m not the only one vying for Carly’s heart.

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Carly was born with a sliver spoon in her mouth but she wanted more for herself she didn’t want to depend on her parents or a man for the things she wants in life so when her current boyfriend an NFL star pops the question she turn him down because he wants her to give up on her dreams. A while later Carly and her bestie end up at a bar in Denver to celebrate graduation and while her bestie goes. To flirt with some locals Carly has a handsome cowboy offering to buy her a drink and next thing she knows she was in his hotel room and had a wild night. Kaden cant stop thinking about that night after Carly left him alone in his room with out getting her number or even her last name. Things are about to get crazier for these two when chance and fate have something to do with it and with the possible chance her ex tries to get her back. This story was so good i couldn’t put it down, i was so invested into these characters so much. 

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Till Death Do Us Part (Ariel Kimber 7) by Mary Martel 

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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

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

Once again we are back with my favorite coven of witches, Ariel and her coven have fought through a lot to keep their family save and even adding a few members to their family they weren’t expecting to. Well it was finally Ariel’s 18th birthday and the guys and her father were not going to let her not celebrate it after years of not being able to celebrate it. With things finally calming down Ariel couldn’t help but feel like something was going to happen but she just didn’t know when but something bad was coming. The Council was still leaking around ready to strike and when they did it was going to be big, but would they be able to pull it off. Would Ariel and the guys be able to protect their family from everything the Council was trying to take from them, will Quinton get Ariel down the isle, will the salt and pepper twins finally get some naked twister that they deserve there are so many answers that you just need to read to find. OMG Mary did not disappoint with this much awaited book I’m so glad to have this coven and world back I’ve had sooooo many fist pumps to the sky, its about times screamed, and are you serious while reading it. This makes my heart so happy and I’m ready for the next one.

#WOTR22 #ReleaseDay #DoubleReview #Paranormal #Shifters #FatedMates – Bold, Alumbra Pack Book 2 by AJ Renee

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True mates should be protected at all costs, even when their past comes barging back in.
Joel was content in helping his alpha and cousin with pack matters. Protect witches, hunt down pack family members, attend a long pack weekend put on by the alpha’s mate? Check, check, and check.
Laying eyes on his true mate wasn’t what he expected, but it’s the best thing he could have hoped for. When she begins ghosting him, he’s forced to dig deep for patience.
Lea was a survivor. At least that was what the psychologist she saw told her. Getting past the horrors her life had become was one thing. Meeting her true mate and feeling worthy of their fated destiny was another.
As if navigating the waters of a true mate weren’t hard enough, she runs into the man who set off the horrid chain of events that ruined her life.
Can she accept he’s unlike the men of her past, or will their open wounds be the death of them?

Alumbra Pack
Rebel
Bold

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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

Oh Joel.  You hot piece of pack meat!!  We met Joel and knew he was part of the alpha, Peter’s, inner circle.  He was always off doing pack business but also being a protector to pack members.  When he comes home and hears Lea singing, he knew she was his.  Knowing she was a survivor of the horrors the women had gone through but the pack saved, he was ready to be patient and kind to win her over.

Lea was a mess of fear when her body came alive when she saw Joel.  Fear kept her away and fear made her push him but mainly fear of what could happen if her past before the kidnapping was found out.  Lea was outted by her friend about her fear which tears Joel apart.  I felt so bad for the wonderful pack member.  But her rejection is just too much for the soft hearted were.

When Joel and Lea start to make some head way to see why the fates mated them together, her past comes tumbling out in a big and terrible way.  I loved seeing Lea form a backbone and fight for what she wanted.  I loved seeing Joel realize she was stronger than he imagined.  Their love story was such a great read.

Guys, I loved Peter and Joel in their books but I think Xander is going to steal my heart.  He is too funny and grumpy that I am head over heals for this were.  I am beyond excited for Adira’s book and the mysterious man who has her allllllll messed up!!!

I received book from the author for an honest review.

I loved this book as much as I did Rebel.  Peter had my heart beating double time but Joel had me swooning.  I cannot wait for all these wolves to find their true mate. Joel gives Lea the time she needs which could possibly end up killing them both.

Joel works for Peter on projects that take him out of town for long periods of time. When he returns the night of the party, he knows Lea is his when he hears her singing and sees her.  Lea sees her true mate, Joel, but she is scared her past will sneak up on her. While trying to push her true mate away she unknowing could harm both of them.

One of Joel’s assignments ends up bringing Lea’s past right to their door. I love that Lea does not back down and run but shows the strength inside her. She is such a strong werewolf and she lets it out to take what is hers.

These two go through so much and have to learn to trust one another. I love how this pack works well together. They all make up a great team when they are put in situations.  They are resourceful always finding a way to pull together and come out on top. I am in love with this entire pack and cannot wait to see where this story goes and who everyone’s mate is. I am especially excited to see who Xander or even Alton’s mate will be but it looks like Adira is next up in the mate department.  She is going to be another strong female heroine and I cannot wait to hear her story.

AJ Renee loves to write steamy romance with a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading.

She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology.

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#WOTR22 #Audio #Shifters #RH #7Mates – Outlaw, The Pack Prophecy #2 by R.L. Caulder, Narration by Heather Costa and Jeffrey Kafer

Outlaw (The Pack Prophecy Book 2) by [R.L. Caulder]

Behind every woman scorned is probably a person who made her that way. For me, it was more than one.

It was an entire pack.

I was exiled for exposing a murderous traitor. I was rejected by my mate, our bond shattered forever.

Even after being chosen by our goddess, my powers and title will never be enough for them to stand by me.

Now plagued by frequent and debilitating visions of battle and death, my mates and I must fight to assemble an army with no one but our goddess at our back.

Because war is coming, and not everyone will survive.

But I was chosen for a reason. I will lead an army if I must. I will stand in the gap and protect my people and their future, no matter what they’ve done. I will fulfill my prophecy.

Even if it means my death.
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Author Note:. This book has a 18+ warning and is intended for mature audiences. It is book two in The Pack Prophecy series which will end in a cliffhanger.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased the ebook and audio book.  I listened to the audio.

The narration by Heather and Jeffrey *Chef’s Kiss* they are the dream team!!  I admit I loved Jeffrey before this book but her and Heather make a perfect team!!

The first book ended, and we wanted to throat punch Jamieson.  How can you deny your fated mate??  Good think Kira has Milo and Seth on her side!! This book starts with as the 3 are on the run from Jace and their packmates.

Sophia helps us escape and we wonder who else is on our side.  To find out who was the helper made my heart soar.

The three spend most of the time on the run looking to make it to the Summit where all the alphas of alphas will be meeting.  They need to stop Jace and prepare the Summit for what will happen.  We soon learn that our girl Kira has more then 3 mates and that is quite a shock.  The rag tag pack also pick up a stray named Morgan who is just the sweetest pup who needs some love.

The story was a little bit slower then the original as we are building to get to the summit, finding some helpers to stop Jace and see what else the Prophetess needs to do to save the shifters.

This book ends on a cliff hanger and am waiting for book 3!  I can’t wait for more!

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 #ReleaseDay #ARC #Paranormal #Shifters – Taming the Dragon, Sparks of Desire book 5 by Valerie Twombly

Taming The Dragon: Dragon Shifter Fire & Rescue (Sparks Of Desire Book 5) by [Valerie Twombly]

His past broke him.

Kadin’s siblings believe he only cares about pure dragon bloodlines and that is why he refuses to take a human mate. They don’t know about his dark past. A day centuries ago that changed him forever and left him crippled with fear. When he sees Avery, however, his dragon knows she belongs to him. The beast doesn’t care she’s human, but Kadin can’t forget his past.

She can heal him.

Avery has spent her life second guessing herself. From her body image, to allowing her brothers to convince her that an EMT was a more suitable job than a firefighter. When a shifter shows up at her station, she has no idea the impact he will have on her. Kadin is bigger than life and hotter than any fire she’s ever seen. When a friendly date turns into a night she will never forget, she’s left wondering why she can’t let him walk away.

When Kadin finally realizes he can’t live without Avery, he might be forced to do just that. Tragedy strikes not once but twice and threatens to break the couple apart forever.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

I love this series and the lore about the dragon shifters in this series.  I love the family of shifters we have met and watched them all pair up with their mates.  Now its good old stubborn, hardheaded dragon shifter/fire chief Kaden.  He is finally over his sister marrying a human, but he refuses to do that.  For his people he needs to marry a pure bred or a halfling.  Too dang bad his dragon is not on board once he sees Avery.

Avery has been run over by all the men in her family.  They made her fee less then and really pushed her out of her love for being a firefighter and into being an EMT even though she was the best in her class.  When the human force asks a shifter to help them, she is stunned stupid at the hot man in front of her.  Too bad she is down on herself and believes no one like him would like someone like her.

Kaden and his dragon are smitten with Avery.  His dragon is ready to claim her but Kaden…remember when I said he was stubborn and hardheaded…well he won’t.  He pushes Avery away.

Kaden slowly reveals a history of loss the family is unaware which helps them understand him a little ebit better BUT they are still not happy he won’t accept his mate when she is perfect except for the fact she is a human …FYI only he has issue with that small detail.

Kaden and Avery have some turmoil with some bad people who do stuff that make Kaden and Avery face up to how they feel before they lose what they might have.

Kaden was a fun character to read.  He was sooo stupid and stubborn but yet he loves his family to hard.  Avery was just the perfect heroin.  She was unconfident but not annoying with her self-doubts.  She is sassy and loves his family.  I also loved her sister and her relationship.  Kelly gives Avery the confidence she needs along with Kaden’s sister Bella.

Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and dog, in Northern IL.

#WOTR22 #audio #paranormal #Shifters #KU – Forbidden Seduction, Lee County Wolves book 2 by Teresa Gabelman, narration by S.W. Salzman

Forbidden Seduction (Lee County Wolves Series) Book #2 by [Teresa Gabelman, Hot Tree Editing]

Hunter Foster single-handedly exposed the shifter community after shifting in front of humans to protect a Vampire Council Warrior. With no regrets, he heads home to answer for his crime of breaking an outdated law.

Back in his town, he is faced with rogue packs challenging their alpha, his brother, as well as the woman he has spent years avoiding. Finally, he has to come to terms with what his wolf has been telling him and what he as a man has been fighting against.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

Audio Review 2022

I purchased this audio book. The narration does a great job changing the voices and bring smart ass Hunter to life!!  I have enjoyed him for this series.

Review from 2017

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

Oh Hunter!! I was waiting not so patiently for you and you did not disappoint me at all.The book starts with Hunter returning from that little incident on TV…ya know where he outted himself as a shifter to save VC Warrior, Jill. Everyone in town is mad except for Garrett. He is relieved that Hunter is back to help defend the pack from other alpha’s. They looked at what Hunter did as Garrett not having full control of his of his pack.

When Hunter returns he can FEEL eyes on him and is stunned to realize they belong to a pair of grey eyes he has tried to deny his entire life……

Emily has loved Hunter her entire life. She has put with the fact she is the town joke. Hunter took her to prom only because he was forced to other wise he never gave her the time of day….every other woman has gotten his “time” but not her.

Emily is over loving him and her confrontation causes Hunter to come to terms with the fact he loves Emily. However, with one of his brothers also loving her, ex drama of hers, the town being infiltrated by other packs and haters wanting to keep Emily and him apart, he has his work cut out for him.

Can I get an AMEN for Steve, Slade and Jill being in this book!! OMG Steve…for real I cant wait for him to fall in love. He made me giggle so many times this book. I mean must Shake it off right!!?? Jill and Slade were as adorable as ever.

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

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

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#WOTR22 #audio #Reread #Shifters #KU – Forbidden Hunger, Lee County Wolves Book 1 by Teresa Gabelman, narration by S.W. Salzman

Forbidden Hunger (Lee County Wolves Series) Book #1 by [Teresa Gabelman, Hot Tree Editing]

A shifter without a pack, Janna Lawson goes in search of the man who her mother died trying to protect. What she finds is Garrett Foster, a man who has the power to decide her fate and causes a hunger inside her that is forbidden to them both.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

Audio Review 2022

I purchased the audio book.

The narrator does a great job making the voices original for each character,  I think he does a great job voicing Hunter who is a huge pain in the butt in the best way.  LOL

Review from 2015

Received a copy for a honest review

I love me some Teresa Vampires soooo of course i will stoked to read some shifter stuff from her.

This book is a great look at how amazing Teresa writes for any paranormal person. You can see her style. Her alpha males are strong but her kick butt females are anything but weak.

So this book is about Janna who is a shifter who has never shifted because she has no clue about her other half. She is looking for a man who may have some answers for her. She and 2 other shifters stumble into the town when she is met by Garrett Foster…RAWR LADIES!! Garrett and Jenna fight each other every step of the way but both are drawn to the others inner wolf.

The story is a great, quick read. The fighting is awesome. The loving is HAWT annnnd the humor is a riot. I hope she writes more from this town of shifters. I want to see Marcus get his HEA and I am dying to know who will change Hunter into a one woman man.

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

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

Website: www.teresagabelman.com
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#WOTR22 #Audio #Series Starter – Mack:The Alpha’s Mate, Black Mountain Pack book 1 by Miranda Lynn narration by Brian Callahan

Mack: Black Mountain Pack, Book 1

Mating instincts are hell…

Casey hasn’t had an easy life. On her eighteenth birthday, she learns why she’s always felt so different. She’s a shifter. Hiding behind a diner for shelter now that she’s been kicked out of the last in a long line of foster homes, she’s shocked when a man approaches her offering help.

Mack is still searching for the cub his father took in even years after her kidnapping. He had no idea he’d find his mate, and the girl he’s been searching for, Casey, when he offers to help a woman outside of a local favorite diner.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

The narration of the story was perfect.  Brian did a great job bringing the characters to life for me!!

Shifter? CHECK
New to me Author? CHECK
Needing to read more of this series? CHECK…DOUBLE CHECK EVEN
Ok so there is no need to try and deny it. I am a shifter girl. I love paranormal and vampires are awesome but shifters….uhm…yeah…HAWT!!
So our girl Casey has had a hard life. She has bounced around and never had a home. She has one true friend, Jake, who cares for her now that she has aged outta the foster system. One night when Casey is going to visit him for some much-needed food, she gets a whiff of some strange men. Two of them scare her but one…well yeah…her gets her a little warm and fuzzy.
As Casey is dealing with some news about Mr. Tall Dark and Uberly Handsome, she is thrust into a crazy reality. She finds out that what she knows isn’t the truth and the truth is off the charts crazy!! Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome, Mack, is the Alpha’s son and he gets her girlie parts a tingling!!!
As her reality is starting to sink in, even more shifter reality is thrust in to her. She must pick a mate or her father who is not a nice man at all will come claim him for his pack. Good thing those girlie parts were already tingling and her shifter cat already claimed Mack as her mate.
The story line was different in what happens during the great war. The idea of co-mingling shifter species was also awesome. I haven’t read books with different shifters all living under one alpha before so I enjoyed a new spin on my favorite genre.

Mother to two boys, 3 four legged babies, and wife to a loving husband who doesn’t mind the extra voices in her head. Miranda grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois, but calls Portland, TN home now. She is an avid reader, coffee addict, and loves her day job working at the local public library. Though her true passion is in creating her own worlds, characters, and stories for her readers.

#wotr #attendingauthor #audiobook Into the Deep by Aspen Winters (Author, Publisher), Krys Janae (Narrator) 


The Ocean hides many secrets, and my family has uncovered one of them.

My name is Coralee Eldimire and I was dragged into the secrets my family has been keeping from me. The Eldimire Aquarium and Animal Sanctuary, was more than that. It was a testing site.

A testing site for shifters. The place I thought was made by hard work and passion was actually made by torture and the deaths of creatures I never knew existed.

I found this out the hard way that these shifters are more than they seem. They aren’t mindless or monsters…they were something more. The shark shifters that I had gotten to know only want one thing: freedom and I was their way out. Though it seemed they wanted me for more than an escape route.

These shifters wanted to keep me, and I was starting to have a hard time saying no. With my family trying to keep the shifters or kill them, I have my work cut out for me…and I may learn to be a stronger person on the way.

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Review by Twinsie Dee

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

Coralee was working in her family business, in the local aquarium. Her mom was a scientist and working on different species of marine life. Her brother helped and Cora was mostly in charge of filing papers and small task to help her mom. But little did Cora know that behind the walls where she worked was a huge family secret that she didn’t know about, that there were shark coming into the aquarium and Cora was terrified of sharks, but that wasn’t all she didn’t know, those sharks where actually shifters. So will Cora ever find out that secret her family is keeping from her or will she be forever in the depths of their secrets. So this was my first shark shifters book and it didn’t disappoint it was soooo good 4 sexy shark shifters how much better can that get.

Aspen Winters is from Bettendorf, Iowa. She has a slight obsession with

stingrays and anything that has to do with chocolate and wine. On the days she isn’t working as a CNA, she is either typing or is letting her artistic side out by painting or doing any other art project she has set her mind too. She has many books planned out and can’t wait to share them.