Victoria James is a romance writer living near Toronto. She is a mother to two young children, one very disorderly feline, and wife to her very own hero. Victoria attended Queen’s University and graduated with a degree in English Literature. She then earned a degree in Interior Design. After the birth of herVi first child she began pursuing her life-long passion of writing. Her dream of being a published romance author was realized by Entangled in 2012. Victoria is living her dream— staying home with her children and conjuring up happy endings for her characters. Victoria would love to hear from her readers! You can visit her at www.victoriajames.ca or Twitter @vicjames101 or send her an email at Victoria@victoriajames.ca.
Gwen Bailey has been busy taking care of everyone but herself. After a tragedy tore her family apart, she put her dreams aside to be with family. Now that her life is getting back on track, and her new Chocolaterie is open, she can concentrate on snagging the handsome, mysterious customer who has her dreaming about her own happily-ever-after…
Doctor Luke Thomson has spent the last five years filled with guilt. He hopes to make amends in Shadow Creek, however he doesn’t count on falling for the adorable and gorgeous Gwen Bailey. He vows to not get involved with her, but she’s too sweet to resist. It’s only a matter of time, though, before the truth comes out. Luke knows there’s no way Gwen will look at him the same way once she discovers his secret…
“KL Kreig nailed it! The perfect heart-stopping ending to a fantastic duet, Found Underneath is everything you hope it will be and so much more!” ~ KL Grayson, USA Today Bestselling Author
It began as a ruse.
Take a girlfriend. Divert the press from the fucked up mess that’s my family until my father is re-elected. Stage a public breakup. Move on.
Only that brilliant plan went straight south the moment I set eyes on Willow Blackwell.
I found her.
My center. My future. A soulmate with the will of a mule and the mouth of a harpy.
I now want things I never wanted before. Permanent kinds of things.
Only Fate—and her ex—have other plans for us.
In some sort of cosmic impossibility, our lives unknowingly intersected years before when tragedy befell both our families. Once the devastating truth is finally revealed, the future I’d found in her will come crashing down around us and for the first time in my life I’m completely helpless.
I may very well lose the only woman I’ve ever loved to a past neither of us saw coming.
*warning: 18+ only. Contains foul language, explicit sex and a hot alpha (or two, or three). NOTE: This is NOT a standalone. It’s the conclusion to LOST IN BETWEEN, which MUST be read first.
I received this book from the author for an honest opinion.
OY VEY! And a double dose of OH SNAP does this book just ruin me!!
Shaw and Willow have quite a lot to overcome in this 2nd story in their duet. If you have not read book 1, then stop what you are reading and go buy it. You need to read book 1 for book 2 to make any kinda sense.
Shaw is desperate to find a way to keep Willow and his sister given what he discovered in the last book. He needs to keep his Goldilocks near because the news he was told will ruin her and them. He needs to keep his sister safe because this news will run her sobriety. She will be gone to him forever because there is no coming back from this!!
Willow knows something is up. She fears her time with Shaw is drawing close since their contract is coming to a close but she can’t help how she feels. When Willow opens up and finally tells her heart to Shaw…….AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH…..my heart was breaking because we know all. We know how desperate Shaw is to hear these words and how hearing these words is also killing him on the inside.
The outside world and outside forces AKA Reid, WooDoo eyes, etc do their part is causing drama for our couple. They do damage to the couple but thankfully Noah is there to help them reset and move forward. God, do I love me some Noah…yes please to a book for him and Sierra!! That would be the best reading for sure.
This book was so full of complex emotions and love but backstabbing and denial that definitely cause issues for our couple!!
As a USA Today Bestselling author, I write stories that are deeply emotional with flawed characters, because humans ARE flawed and if we read about perfect characters living in their perfect world, first of all, snoozer, but secondly, we never experience the gratification of redemption.
Outside of writing, I’m just a regular ol’ Midwest girl who likes Game of Thrones and am obsessed with Modern Family and The Goldbergs. I run, I eat, I run, I eat. It’s a vicous cycle. I love carbs, but there’s love-hate relationship with my ass and thighs. Mostly hate. I like a good cocktail (oh hell…who am I kidding? I love any cocktail). I’m a huge creature of habit, but I’ll tell you I’m flexible. I read every single day and if I don’t get a chance…watch the hell out. My iPad and me: BFFs. I’m direct and I make no apologies for it. I swear too much. I love alternative music and in my next life I want to be a bad-ass female rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing).
Mothers are supposed to love you. Support you. Protect you.
Not mine, mine did none of those things. – Not one.
My mother taught me that her addiction was stronger than her love for me. Her high was all that mattered. That’s all she needed, all she wanted. Grown men and women took payment from me, so she could get her fix. They took everything from me, just a child, her only son.
Motherly love? Fuck that.
I’ve spent my life taking from bitches all too willing to give it up – whores, sluts, The Fallen – you name it, I’ve had a piece of it, of them. It’s how I earned the name Lick. I’ve licked every part of a bitch’s body. Until her -Jenni.
From the moment she sashayed her hips up the dirt path of our clubhouse I knew I was fucked. Curves for days, sweet tits that begged to be sucked. A heart of gold. I know it’s a fucking cliché, but she was different.
She challenged me – Pushed me
Jenni made me see I’ve spent my life being blind, that I was worth something.
She taught me love doesn’t use.
It’s not twisted, it doesn’t hurt and it doesn’t cost a thing.
I’ll do anything to make her happy. I’ll do whatever the fuck it takes to keep her by my side. She’s far too precious for me, but I’ll be damned if I’ll let her go.
I received a copy of the book from the author for an honest review.
UGH THIS BOOK!!!!!!
Lick made me so mad that I wanted to throat punch him even though I understood his behavior and I knew what the problem was but still a throat punch was due.
Jenni, omg did I feel for her and want to be her all in the same breath…LOL I mean his name is Lick for cryin’ out loud! *Wiggles eyes* She was so sassy n totally pushed Lick in every direction. Gotta love a strong female!!!
Torrie threated us that we will not love this book but he will redeem himself and man oh man was he right. Lick had a lot to deal with and a lot to overcome but Sweet Baby Jesus did he take us on an amazing adventure.
If you are like me and thought Sin was amazing, well get ready to be blown away. Lick knocks it so out of the park. I never imagined I would have felt the way I did throughout this book but I sure did. I felt it and then some!
Torrie Robles was born and raised in the Central Valley of California; a perfect spot in the state since she’s only hours away from the coast, the beautiful mountains and the big named cities. She currently lives a short distance from her hometown of Clovis, in a small community known as The Madera Ranchos. She’s married and has three children, two boys and one girl. She also has seven animals that live with her family on their property. She’s a city girl living in the country, but not too far from the hustle and bustle of the life, she grew up knowing.
Torrie obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, but her passion has always been writing. A dream she felt was always out of her reach, until she was introduced to the Indie Community. 2015 marked the year she became a self-published author. She writes contemporary romance and plans to branch out as her career takes off. She is currently working on several different manuscripts. She hopes to have them all finished and published throughout her career while continuing to develop new stories and characters to fall in love with.
When she isn’t working a full-time job, writing, raising her children or just taking care of life, Torrie’s biggest hobby is getting lost in books. Her passion for reading and the authors she looks up to has allowed her to make her dreams come true. Her fellow authors have truly been her inspiration.
NOW YOU SEE HER . . .
Seven years ago, Marlie Jacobson was kidnapped by a serial killer and lived to tell about it. But it was actually her mother who told the story, in a bestselling book that made Marlie famous. Today, she s known as the girl who slayed a killer. The one who got away. Now, there s just one thing Marlie wants to get away from: her past. But when her little sister disappears, her worst fears comes rushing back with a vengeance
NOW SHE S GONE.
Kenai Michelson is a world-renowned investigator. Dark, brooding, and dangerously good-looking, he s the kind of man Marlie would normally avoid at all costs. But Kenai is her only hope in finding her missing sister. Together, Kenai and Marlie follow a trail of clues that leads them toward the truth and into each other s arms. As her trust in Kenai grows, so does their fierce connection. But will their desire turn deadly as they close in on a ruthless enemy who s watching their every move?
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via netgalley for an honest review.
Holly crap…this was a great page turner for me. First of all I don’t usually read anything that is scary but when it’s Bella Jewel I have to read it. If I thought 72 hours was dark and suspenseful wow did Bella crank it up a notch for The Watcher.
Marlie Jacobson was kidnapped and tortured several years ago. She was able to get away from her kidnapper. Her mother capitalized on her nightmare and published a book tossing Marlie into the spotlight everywhere she went. Now her sister is missing only no one believes her when she says there is foul play involved.
Marlie hires Kenai Michelson a private investigator to help her find her sister. Even though he believes her sister is a runaway agrees to help find her. To see Marlie and Kenai go on this cat vs mouse type of chase and see how they get to know each other was a great story. Both have their past they are trying hard not to let the other in on. Marlie holds her past in and never truly told anyone what all she endured with The Watcher.
I loved Marlie she was a strong never give up type of woman. She was able to outsmart The Watcher overcome what she endured and was a stronger smarter woman for it. Kenai was so frustrating to me in the beginning I wasn’t sure if I was going to like him but in the end he won me over. To see Kenai transform from the cold standoffish brooding man to one that was understanding and protective was amazing to see. This story took me on so may twist and turns just as you thought they were on to something there was something else that would be exposed that blew that thought out of the water. I have to say some of the scenes tested my gag reflexes and Marlie was a strong woman to be able to overcome all she endured. All in all I have to say I cannot wait for another dark suspenseful mystery from Bella Jewel.
Bella is a fun loving australian and a multiple USA Today bestseller. She spends her days in sunny north QLD with her husband and two adorable daughters. She’s been writing since she was fifteen, and after her success with her debut novel, Hell’s Knights, she has been head down, bum up creating new stories. She is the author of the MC Sinners series, Number Thirteen, Enslaved by the ocean, Where Darkness lies, Life after Taylah, Angel’s in Leather, The Jokers’ Wrath series and ‘Til Death. Her next novel, Step-Lover is due for release in early March 2015.
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It is Sonia Anderson’s first day on a new job; one that will change her life. The twenty-five-year-old bodyguard is well trained and highly recommended for the role of guarding Amy North. What her physiological evaluations don’t show though is the secrets she hides about her life growing up. The scars she bears representative of a world out of her control.
Matthew Carter is James North’s long-standing bodyguard, he is sharp and a master as his trade. However, the ex MI5 agent was responsible for the death of a colleague, not just a colleague but also his wife.
The revelations in Misguided Control are explored in Controlling Darkness. This is the fourth book from ‘The Control Series’, it tells the story of Matthew and Sonia and how the pain they both hold within them can become love.
The story features; fights, suspense, whips, and lots of love. You have been warned.
Step into the world of Control!
Matthew has been one of my favourite characters since I started writing the Control Series. I’m so happy that I’ve finally got to tell his story. I knew that this story would be darker than the rest and I so glad with the way it has turned it. It is a story of how darkness cannot be allowed to shape you, instead you must use it to allow you to find the light. I really hope you enjoy it.
“Too soon. But earlier you said you were going to take my virginity? What has changed?” There was an angry tone to her voice. She couldn’t understand why not more than half an hour ago he wanted to sleep with her but now he didn’t. Maybe she wasn’t what he wanted? But then the tent in his pants? It was probably just the flogging that turned him on, not Sonia herself. Matthew turned away towards the door.
“I’ll wait outside.”
Tears now stung her eyes, so much for trusting him. So much for thinking she was in love with him and he her. He was probably going to go and get sucked off by someone else while she got dressed. The absolute joy of her orgasm had faded and just left her with a sickness in her stomach. She rose from the bed and reached for her knickers.
“Don’t bother. I’ll get a taxi back. You go and get whatever it is you need from someone out there.”
Before she could collect the rest of her clothes, she was thrown back against the wall, one of Matthew’s large hands massaging a naked breast. His erection grinding into her still thigh as he growled.
“Is that what you think? I want to go out there and fuck someone else?”
“Well, you won’t fuck me despite promising. I obviously did something wrong.” She turned her head away as he tried to kiss her. She wanted nothing more than to kick him in that hard swelling inching closer to the cleft between her legs but her stupid body betrayed her as the moisture of her arousal started to flow again. He twisted her around and landed a hard smack on her inflamed skin.
“I told you never to doubt yourself. Doubt again, and I’ll tan this rosy rear so that you really won’t be able to sit tomorrow. I want you so much, but I don’t want to hurt you. I don’t make love. I fuck. I can’t guarantee that I won’t hurt you and that scares the shit out of me!”
She didn’t know where it came from, but she let out a little laugh. He smacked her arse again.
“I don’t think that’s funny.”
“I don’t either.” She tried to shift in his arms, but he was holding her too tight. “I don’t want tender love making Matthew. I want you to fuck me till I am raw and marked as only yours.”
Sonia was escorted up to the top floor of the building and into the expansive office of Mr. James North. She had researched the billionaire as part of her preparation, he was very intimidating. Behind him stood the man who had interviewed her, Mr. Carter. Mr. North stood and held his hand out to her.
“Miss Anderson, a pleasure to meet you. Please take a seat. Matthew has told you of the job specifications?”
Sonia sat on the offered seat, her legs to the side and hands folded neatly in her lap. She so wanted to make the right impression to her new boss at this first meeting.
“He has Mr. North, I am to ensure Miss Jones safety at all times but at present I am to stay back and not allow her to know that she has a bodyguard. Mr. Carter will accompany her when you do not need him, and I will report back to him for all instructions. Under no circumstances am I to acknowledge you. I will maintain this cover unless I feel it necessary to break it, in order to protect Miss Jones from either physical or emotional harm.”
“Superb!” Mr. North looked up at his bodyguard. “I have a meeting but after that, I will be taking Amy shopping. Matthew do you want to provide Sonia with everything she needs. Please give her the keys to the Lexus, I believe it is still stored in the garage below from the last time we used it.” Matthew nodded at Mr. North as the latter left the room, he hadn’t spoken once the entire time she had been in the office. She had learnt this about him though during the training phase. He was often silent; it gave him an allure of mystery and also of power. Sonia had first met him when he had just finished a workout. He was wearing only a pair of shorts, he was muscular in all the right places, and even his shorts looked they could barely contain his statuesque thighs. His hair had been messed up by the towel he had been drying himself with. Sonia was confident she must have looked like one of those cartoon characters whose long tongue rolled out and along the floor when they saw something that sexy! Matthew had just given her a pleasant smile and gone into business mode.
Chloe MacArthur has finally found her mate but he’s the one wolf she can’t have.To save her heart from further pain, she leaves the pack that she’s come to consider her family.
Unfortunately, unfinished business leads her back to her childhood home and straight into a deadly game with shifters that will do anything to prevent her from learning the truth.
Ian Lachlan is in mourning. Nearly two years ago, he lost his mate but, thanks to Chloe, he’s finally living again. When he wanted to give up and die, she saved him.Now, Chloe is the one who needs help and Lachlan plans to return the favor. Intent on protecting her from her enemies, he follows Chloe and soon discovers that he wants far more from her than friendship. He wants everything she has to give.
But can either of them let go of the past long enough to reach for their future?
I received a copy from the author for an honest review.
Sweet baby Jesus did this book hit all my buttons…shifters, sassy heroine, yummy alpha, insane chemistry and so much more. Sooooo before you ask, yes, I want more!! Actually, scratch that I NEED MORE!!! More More More!!
Before I begin my review I gotta note that this series is a spin off from her to her series Bitten. I haven’t read that series but seriously it didn’t prevent me from loving this story. Did you see my above paragraph???
Ok review time, Where do I begin? Uhm ok how about with the Story. Chloe is helping her friend Lachlan recover from the loss of his mate. She forced him not to give in and pass on like most do when their mate is gone. Along the way, Chloe realizes that OH CRAP I am Lachlan’s 2nd mate which as we know is totally rare. So, Chloe can’t deal with loving a man who will never return her love and runs.
Lachlan is strong and better when he realizes he has another mate out in the word annnd it’s our girl Chloe. Lachlan then goes and gets his girl buuuut under a cover story. Now along the way Chloe needs to know a few thigs like…who killed her parents annnnd the biggie, WLL HE LOVE ME TOO!!!!
This book, seriously I sat and couldn’t put it down!! UGH!! Now I want to read the other series to see what I might have missed out on!!
Born and raised in Texas, C.C. Wood writes saucy paranormal and contemporary romances featuring strong, sassy women and the men that love them. If you ever meet C.C. in person, keep in mind that many of her characters are based on people she knows, so anything you say or do is likely to end up in a book one day.
A self-professed hermit, C.C. loves to stay home, where she reads, writes, cooks, and watches TV. She can usually be found drinking coffee or wine as she spends time with her hubby, daughter, and two beagles.
One tragic night changed sensible, proper Lady Edith Pelton’s life: when her best friend fell to her death, pushed down a flight of stairs by a nefarious lord. Now, Edith dedicates her time to watching the man she thinks is responsible, while gathering information to expose other scoundrels posing as gentlemen of honor about London. When her spying is noticed by a perfect stranger, Edith finds herself with two mysteries—what happened to her friend, and how to win the heart of this brilliantly handsome lord.
Triston Neville, Viscount Torrington, has been tasked with two duties for the upcoming Season: see that his sisters make the most of their debut, and avoid embroiling himself in another scandal. What he does not expect is the captivating, fair-haired beauty that literally falls into his path. When the mysterious Lady Edith suddenly disappears without a trace, Triston fears his past misdeeds may have returned to destroy his life once more.
Can Triston piece together the puzzle in time to save Edith and prove that his love is nothing less than honorable?
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
OMG She did it to me again!! She shocked me with this book!! I loved the darkness of the opening prologue and then the mystery that surrounded the story!! The Who-Done-It was great and a great way to weave the story of Triston and Edith together.
The story begins with 4 friends giggling before their friend’s wedding night. They were helping her gather the confidence she needed for her new husband. When suddenly, she is found dead…the three ladies set after to catch her killer.
The story jumps forward and we meet Triston and his awesome dad…please read that with full sarcasm. Triston sees a woman in the tree but what he really sees is her knickers and well that my friends makes him go and see who this woman is!! The couple met up a few times and he learns about her through is younger sisters who are entering their 1st season.
Edith is drawn to Triston because she thinks he may know something due to his association to their friend’s killer. Each time they meet is more and more inappropriate then the last time. When they kiss, well things get a little crazy because then Edith is taken and it’s up to Triston and the other friends to find her plus figure out WHO HAS HER!!!!
This book was a super-fast read. The beginning of the book might be a bit slower than the last half but I think it’s because we are meeting all the suspects and other people of interest for the series. I cannot wait to read Luci’s book because she is one tough cookie. She will not fall easily and when she does look out because I think she is going to be not so happy about it!!
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Christina McKnight writes emotional and intricate Regency Romance with strong women and maverick heroes.
Her books combine romance and mystery, exploring themes of redemption and forgiveness. When not writing she enjoys coffee, wine, traveling the world, and watching television.
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After being rescued from a monster posing as a Master, Mercy O’Connor—known as Symoné at Club Genesis—craves the chance to experience true surrender. The only problem is, she’s set her sights on sexy, commanding Sir Justice, who studies her with his dissecting, arousing stare…but never offers to show her his ropes. Worse, Mercy realizes she not only craves his dominance, she yearns for the notoriously aloof Dom’s affection.
If Kellan Graham let himself believe in love at first sight, Symoné would own his heart. After having his life ripped apart, he’s spent years inventing ways to resist simple lust, but each time this beautiful submissive turns her pleading eyes to him, she ignites a complicated conflagration of desire Kellan can’t fight. He keeps his distance…until it becomes clear he’s not the only Dominant who wants her. Determined to guard his soul, Kellan invites her to kneel for him. But once he does, he realizes that falling in love with Symoné is not only a threat to his well-ordered world, it’s inevitable.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book
We are back at one of my favorite fictional places…..Club Genesis!!!!
Mercy O’Conner aka Symoné has been drawn to the beauty of the Dom/sub relationship for a while. She thought that she had found her Master that would teach her the ways of being a good sub. What she actually found was a master manipulator Davis Kerr otherwise known as Master Kerr.
In the last Doms of Genesis book he was kicked out of the club and tried to start his own by poaching members of Genesis, a few of the Masters and their subs went undercover to infiltrate it and actually ended up rescuing a few subs with Symoné being the main one who needed the help after Master Kerr continued to beat her bloody after she had used her safe word.
Now she must deal with Kerr coming threading and stalking her after she filed charges against him, charges that were thrown out.
Master Justice has been watching Symoné since she’s been coming to Genesis, watching because he knows if he got close enough to her to do the things he really wanted his heart couldn’t take it.
Master Justice is Judge Kellan Graham, after saving Mercy when Davis threatens her in the courthouse he gets closers than he intended.
Symoné knows Master Justice, well she knows of him from Genesis, she has been watching him as much as he has her. She thinks that he is the perfect Master to teach her the right way to connect with the submissive within her, however he refuses to and she can’t understand why, After all she just wants a Master of her own.
Symoné is the bratty sub that Master Justice likes, but she is also a threat to his heart and mind.
What happens next is a story of secrets, threats, and love. Will Kerr catch Mercy or will he continue to be one step ahead. Will Kellan give in to his desires? Will Symoné ever find a Master?
I’ll never tell, you have to read for yourself. It’s worth it I promise!!! I can’t wait for the next in this series!!!!
USA Today Bestselling Author Jenna Jacob’s erotic romance comes from the heart of submission. With over twenty years’ experience in the dynamics of the BDSM lifestyle, Jenna strives to portray Dominance and submission with a passionate and comprehensive voice. Her stories will make you laugh, cry, and may leave you with a better understanding of the fulfillment found in the BDSM power exchange.
A married mom of four grown children, Jenna and her husband lives in Kansas. Her passions include her family, reading, camping, cooking, music, and riding Harleys. She loves to make people laugh with her outgoing and warped sense of humor. If you’re looking for hot romance with a kinky twist, pick up one of Jenna’s books.
Whitton ‘Skinny’ Thorne– scarred skin only covers a beautiful soul.
Bitter with a capital B.
Life has been hell from the beginning when Whitton was burned as an infant, yet as much as he pushes me away I’m always coming back for more.
When I finally let go, he wants to let me in, how do I survive when we’ve both been scarred?
***Each book in the Ruthless Rebels MC is a new couple, but are best read in order. This is a biker book so please expect violence, foul language, and sexual situations. Do not buy if any of this offends you.***
I received this book for an honest review.
I fall more and more in love with these Ruthless Rebels with every book. I have been curious about Skinny and his twin TT. You know these two have not had the greatest time growing up but to hear Skinny’s story is heartbreaking. My heart went out to Roelyn she found the good in her life only to have it walk away.
Roelyn and Skinny were the light to each other’s darkness but were torn apart when Skinny’s bond to his brother torn him away from Roelyn. Ten years later the funeral of foster parents brought them full circle. Causing Skinny to see Roelyn again and he is determined to not let her go this time.
Roelyn is a caring and loving woman who is ready to junp in and help at any moment when needed. After she sees Skinny she doesn’t think her heart can survive being shattered by him.
I absolutely love this second chance story. The history that these two have is more than heartbreaking but was able to overcome most together. I loved seeing Skinny’s protective side come out when Roe finds herself in trouble. Now that I know Skinny’s story I feel the need to know more of TT.
I received this book from the authors for an honest review.
OH Skinny!! Man oh man. I was a bit curious about you and your history but mothering really prepared me for all of it. The life you lead and the support you had from Roe was the only thing good in your life other then your brother. When you were forced to leave her, you lost a bit of yourself in the process. 10 years later you refuse to make the same mistake again.
Roe….your kind heart and willingness to help people is what drew you to Whitt/Skinny. When he left you, you were so alone but forged on and made something of yourself. When he returned it totally threw you for a loop.
The history of this couple and the why’s they were pulled apart were sad but the theme of family is strong in this book as in all the books by these two authors. When fate gives them a chance to try and figure out a life, they are both so scared and unsure but once Roe’s life is in danger Whitt steps up and clams what is his and has been his for 10 years!
I loved the story but I really appreciated the set up for Schooled. I think TT’s story is going to be a tough one. The guilt he carries is pretty dang heavy.
USA Today Bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.
Ryan Michele found her passion in making fictional characters come to life. She loves being in an imaginative world where anything is possible and has a knack for special twists readers don’t see coming.
She writes MC, Contemporary, Erotic, Paranormal, New Adult, Inspirational, and many more romances. And whether it’s bikers, wolf shifters, mafia, or beyond, Ryan spends her time making sure her heroes are strong and her heroines match them at every turn.
When she isn’t writing, Ryan is a mom and wife living in rural Illinois and reading by her pond in the warm sun.
It all started when the boy next door made her hear music—inside her head. All the time.
It was torture.
She didn’t think things could get worse. But then one hot summer, her best friend Kane O’Reilly decides to tell her how he really feels about her. Music inside her head? That’s nothing compared what happens next.
Things only turn stranger when she and her lab partner Frankie Melmack begin a project to prove the existence of the Vatra u Krvi—a race of people tied to the mythical Phoenix. Add in a neglectful mother and a magic ring, and the insanity that defines Jude’s life is pretty well complete.
Heat surges across the Nevada desert, and the best and worst parts of Jude Gallagher’s life collide as myth meets reality. In the middle of the chaos, she begins to hear more than just music. And she has to wonder…
Absolutely love Firebloods!!!!! Such and intense story! It’s so captivating. I never got bored and was constantly trying to find the angle.
Jude has always felt a little off. A little crazy, but she has dealt with it. She is living and doing it the best she knows how. She has four best friends, two of which are guys. She has been best friends with the guys since they were very small. She has an undeniable attraction to Kane, and he with her, but she is adamant about it not going any further than friends as she does not want to ruin her friendship. Jude is working on a science project with her other friend, Frankie. The girls are looking into the existence of Firebloods. This is a race of people that have been injected with the blood of the mythical Phoenix. As the project continues and more secrets are uncovered she finds that a lot of things aren’t always as they seem. One secret is uncovered but more questions keep arising.
These characters are awesome! They are normal, everyday teenagers who are always into shenanigans. They are super easy to relate to and I see a little of myself in all of them. Firebloods is a completely different story than anything I have read before. I love this spin on the mythical story of the Phoenix. This is the “keep you on the edge of your seat” type of story. The story is full of twists and turns, trust and secrets, love and lies. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL!
Casey Hays is a long time resident of Clovis, New Mexico, The Land of Enchantment, where she continues to reside with her husband of 25 years and her two children. A former high school English teacher, she took up writing in 2008, due to her love of the young adult genre.
Her debut novel,The Cadence, a YA supernatural romance, made its appearance in November 2012. Breeder, her first Dystopian Science Fiction novel with underlying Christian elements, and the first in the Arrow’s Flight Series, released January 15, 2014. She has since released the entire Arrow’s Flight series and has begun work on a set of Arrow’s Flight novellas. Look for The Scent of Lilac September 2016.
Her favorite authors include Sarah Dessen, Suzanne Collins, Lauren Oliver, historical fiction author Anya Seton and Christian author Francine Rivers.
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