#wotr #attendingauthor #partofaseries Being Us (the next generation 4) by J.M. Walker


She was beautiful.



After hiding away for six months with just my dog to keep me company, I was forced out of the shadows only to end up in the arms of an enemy.

Beatrix Lister saved my life. I had been taking care of myself for so long, I didn’t know how to ask for help, but she refused to go down without a fight.

She was warm where I was frigid.

She was kind and caring where I was a cold-blooded monster.

I did things to survive.

I battled the evils of the world to live.

I didn’t deserve her heart but fell in love with her anyway.

As much as I wanted to be with her, I needed answers and I would do anything to get them.

Even if it meant breaking the heart of the only woman I had ever loved.



He was lonely.



Tanner Horsch came into my life unexpectedly. He was like a tornado, ripping up everything in its path.

There was something about him that I craved.

His touch. His words. His need to survive.

But as we were getting to know each other, he still had walls up.

He refused to let me in knowing my family didn’t approve of him.

I refused to let him go.

After being in the wrong place at the wrong time, he escaped and eventually he ran right into my arms.

He was the villain of someone else’s story, but he was the hero of mine.

I just prayed that he could see that not all monsters are truly evil.

Before it was too late, and he gave himself to the enemy.

My family.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51377055-being-us

Amazon https://amzn.to/3fLnPIy

Review by Twinsie Dee

I was given this book and this is my honest opinion

Where do I start this slow burn is everything I didn’t know I needed. Bee just wants to be see as an adult and not as a child, when all she’s ever been is sheltered her whole life. Tanner was at the wrong place at the kind right time to put together some missing pieces after a member of another MC club got killed the one witness that never lies a near by security camera have him at the scene making him look bad but can he help the club find out who really pulled the trigger. This couple makes you root for all things good in the world and when people try to keep them apart it only brings them closer. You will absolutely love this story with all the interruptions and feelings.

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

#WOTR21 #AuthorSpotlight – Marie Piper

Marie Piper

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m Marie Piper. I live in Chicago with my husband, kiddo, and three cats. I write historical romance set in America, and I’m a big history nerd.

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

I find the subsequent books in a series way harder to write than the first, actually. Something about having all the wide open space in the world for the first book makes it easier than when I have to work within the confines of what exists for books to follow.

What comes first? The plot or characters

Since I write historicals, the idea usually comes from some sort of moment or image. For my Salem Witch Trials novella, A STRANGE AFFLICTION, I had been thinking about the time period and I had the idea for a woman skipping a stone over a pond…and the book was born from there.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

I’ve had the good fortune to meet a lot of my romance writing heroes at conventions and events, so I would actually choose Sarah Vowell.

If you could ask that author three questions about their writing, writing process, or books, what would they be?

1. How do you keep all the dates straight? 2. What time periods/events in American History would you love to write about? 3. When can we expect a NEW Book?

What is harder? The blurb writing, naming the book, or naming the series.

I. Hate. Writing. Blurbs.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Probably my first trip to RT. It was the best kind of whirlwind for a newbie author and I met so many amazing people.

What is your definition of success?

Writing my weird little books and having some people enjoy them. I don’t need to be a bestseller to be happy as a writer.

What are your social links?

https://www.facebook.com/MariePiperBooks, https://twitter.com/mariepiperbooks,

What are your buy links?

#wotr #attendingauthor #standalone An Unexpected Brew : a Cinderella Story ( A Fairytale Adventure) by J.E. Mueller

A modern magical retelling of the classic Cinderella tale.

After years of working at the family coffee shop under her step-mom’s rule, Arnessa longs for something more. She dreams of leaving her small town to attend a bigger college where she can really learn her magic. As hope slowly seems to fade, a charming stranger offers to help her with her studies, and turns her fears into a reason to stand up for herself.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40799093-an-unexpected-brew?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=MQqqH5QsG1&rank=2

Amazon https://amzn.to/3eaFB6Z

Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

What a great retelling of a beloved classic Cinderella but with a modern day twist. Arnessa is just your average girl working her way through college trying to get away from her evil step mother and step sisters. They want nothing more then to see her unhappy and do so by only way they can keep her unhappy is by keeping her working in the family coffee shop and letting her go to class. Well that was until Vincent came into the shop and well step sister had her eyes on him and Arnessa couldn’t care less she just wanted to raise money to move away from them far away. Well Vincent didn’t want Diamond her step sister she wanted to learn more of Arnessa and who she was magic and all. This was a great retelling with a twist I didn’t see coming but you will love this story and the strong will of Arnessa.

J.E.Mueller is known as the storyteller among her friend group. Telling tales and weaving plots was always second nature for Mueller growing up. After college Mueller decided to go from telling and dabbling in plots to actually getting a novel out there in the world. After many cups of coffee later, and several dead red pens, there was success.

Aside from writing, the author also enjoys reading a wide variety of books and has even joined in helping others with the writing process by alpha and beta reading. When not part of the written world, Mueller can also be found playing action/adventure games, rpgs, sandbox, and nonsense games. Some of her favorites include. Skyrim, Alice: Madness Returns, Splatoon, Fat Princess, Stardew Valley, and the Legend of Zelda series.

#WOTR21 – #NewRelease – #Review – What a Dragon Wants by Ava Cuvay

What a Dragon Wants by [Ava Cuvay]

Viking dragon-shifter Ty Drekison relocates to LA from his Minnesota clan in preparation to battle the awakening of Níðhöggr, Destroyer of the World. But he can’t stay away from the delicious cuisine of his new favorite Chinese restaurant, or its beautiful owner, who whets his hunger. He can’t seem to say the right things around her, and he certainly can’t reveal his shifter abilities. But with a grim prophesy threatening the fate of the world, can he be blamed for seeking moments of sweet release with her… in bed?

Wu Lin’s newest loyal customer is a sexy Nordic god of a man who makes her inner dragon stand up and beg for bread and butter. She’d give up her family’s red bean bun recipe to get a peek at his mighty hammer, but she’s the last dragon-shifter of her clan, and her time and energy must be focused on the upcoming battle against the demon monster Móshen who is prophesized to demolish the Earth. Even so, Ty complements her in every way. Could it be she has found the yang to her yin… in bed?

This 33K novella is one in the Star of the North Dragon series, which can be read in any order or as standalone novellas.


Review by Twinsie Kelly

What a Dragon Wants, you ask? Fortune cookies and to save the world! I love how this author took two different cultures and intricately weaved them together in such a way that created a truly unique story. Ty is of Viking heritage and Lin is of Chinese heritage. Turns out that both have dragon shifters in their history and both have been prophesied to fight a monster who will try and destroy the world. Ty and Lin both carry a heavy burden. The difference is that Ty has his family to help carry this burden and Lin believes she is the last of her kind. Ty and Lin’s story starts as a slow burn but when they come together, they ignite like something fierce. What they find is a love like no other and a passion that may possibly save the world. There is a delicate push and pull with these two that will have you rooting for them to the very end. 

“I’m not a delicate flower that’s going to wilt. In fact, maybe I am a superhero assassin.”

“We are opposites Black dragon, white dragon; water and fire; Yin and Yang. A complete whole. Out of primal chaos, the universe creates itself, organizes into cycles. Life and death, good and bad, push and pull.”

True to this author’s writing fashion, there is lots of action, with tons of wit and snark, but a hawt and passionate love story woven within. These two are so different but so made for each other. It is hard not to have a crazy case of the feels for them. The beautiful part to this is that Ty’s brothers are getting their own stories! Can’t wait!

Ava Cuvay

Ava Cuvay writes out of this world romance featuring sassy heroines, often-alien-but-always-sexy heroes, and an alcoholic beverage or two… Set in a galaxy far, far away. She resides in central Indiana, USA with her own scruffy-looking nerfherder, kiddos who are growing up without her permission, and two kitties that make her laugh. She believes life is too short to bother with negative people, everything is better with Champagne, and Han Solo shot first. When not writing, Ava is thinking about writing. Or wine. And she’s always thinking about bacon.

#WOTR21 – #Review – #NewRelease – Love Letters Lost by Miranda Lynn

Love Letters Lost (Suspenseful Seduction World)


Being back in my small hometown for Gran’s funeral sent me into a full-blown panic attack, and at that moment, a handsome stranger swooped in, becoming my salvation. From first glance, Brian made me weak in the knees with his commanding disposition and firm yet gentle touch. He pulled me in.

I took a chance on him…and all hell broke loose. Caught in the crosshairs of a mob war, I’m kidnapped for the sole purpose of being used as collateral in a power struggle I can’t begin to comprehend. I believed he would save me though. I needed to trust Brian to get me out of there and to introduce me to the enticing world of BDSM. Now, my life is in his hands as we battle against the clock to ensure my survival.


Visiting Illinois to catch up with an old friend was an ideal weekend…made far more delectable when I saw her. Genni was a damsel in distress who awoke my Dom side with a desperate need to protect her..to care for her..to guide her into my world.

But there is evil out there I can’t shield her from, and it ensnares her in its ominous web. With my family’s background in high-stakes security, I call them in to help me track down her kidnappers. One way or another, I will get her back alive, and I will never let her go again.

*Love Letters Lost is part of Samantha A. Cole’s Suspenseful Seduction World


Review by Twinsie Kelly

Love Letters Lost is all about ending a chapter in your life and taking a chance on starting the next great adventure. This is such a wonderful story that pulls at your heartstrings but also has plenty of action, suspense, wit… and of course some amazing sexy time! Genni comes home to take care of her gran’s funeral. She is a mess over her gran’s death. She is trying to put on a great facade but Brian, a handsome sweet talking stranger, swoops in just at the right time to save her from herself. These two meet under not the greatest of circumstances but connect immediately and can’t stop thinking about each other. As these two start to get closer, an old friend decides to show his true colors and all sorts of truths start coming out of the woodwork. Including a secret about Brian being a Dom. An epic sh!tsh#w is going down and Genni is right in the middle. There is some fighting, some kidnapping, and some loving happening in what seems like the snap of a finger. Genni’s mind is whirling while all this is going on and trying to process Brian’s BDSM background. She is not sure if this is something she can get on board with, but also is in it a little too deep and not sure if she can just leave Brian alone. Thank the gods she decides to follow her heart (like her gran told her to) as she decides she needs to keep Brian and give this a try. 

This is a beautiful love story with all the right elements to keep you on your toes. One thing that I really loved about this story is that the only information that Genni had about the BDSM lifestyle is from what she read in romance novels but this author does an amazing job of describing the lifestyle and giving glimpses of the scenes without the story being consumed with sex. The story itself pulls you in with a deathgrip until you read the last page. All the rest is a bonus! 

Miranda Lynn

Escaping reality one book at a time has been Miranda’s motto since she learned to read. As an only child raised on a dairy farm her creative imagination brought words to life. She devoured more books growing up than her little town bookmobile could handle. It was inevitable that she would turn from reading them to writing them. This is her way to help not only herself but others escape the day to day drudge. Her books may take you on a journey through time, give you a look inside a fantasy realm, or delve into the magic of almost anything paranormal. Threading in heart stopping romance and dropping an occasional super sexy scene just to keep you on your toes.

Miranda’s stories are focused around strong female leads and sexy males who appreciate them. She strives to encourage her readers that they can have it all in real life too.
You can find her most days either subbing at the local high school or tucked away in her office working on the next story with a cup of java in her hand. She loves connecting with her readers online as well as in real life so make sure to find her on Facebook and check out where she will be signing throughout the year on her website.

Website: https://www.mirandalynn.com
Twitter: @MirandaLynnBks
Email: mirandalynnbooks@gmail.com

#AuthorSpotlight – Stefanie Spangler

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself and which Twinsie do you know.

My name is Stefanie Spangler, and I am the author of Dark Designs. Dee is my favorite Twinsie.

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

I know lots of authors who really hit their stride after the first hurdle, but for me, right after I finished the first book, life happened. So everything after the first one is definitely harder.

What comes first? The plot or characters?

For me, I have to start with the characters. Otherwise, I can’t quite see how the plot would go without knowing the characters first.

What is harder? The blurb writing, naming the book, or naming the series?

Usually, writing the blurb and coming up with the title is a team effort with a few people on the publishing team. Blurbs are just universally hard, I think.

What are your social links?

https://www.facebook.com/StefanieAuthor Twitter: @StefanieAuthor www.stefaniespangler.com

What are your buy links?

#WOTR21 #AuthorSpotlight #EventHost #6YearFamily – Jillian Jacobs

Jillian Jacobs

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Jillian Jacobs I’ve recently moved into a money pit and it’s sucking up all my reading time 🙁

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

After, because you have to remember everything from previous books.

What comes first? The plot or characters


What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

TJ Klune

If you could ask that author three questions about their writing, writing process, or books, what would they be?

I think I’d just ask him how he comes up with all his “worlds” and which character is the most like him and how he feels about self publishing versus traditional

What is harder? The blurb writing, naming the book, or naming the series.

Blurb writing

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Book events

What is your definition of success?

Anytime someone enjoys what I’ve read

What are your social links?

Www.jillianjacobs.com for all the info

What are your buy links?

I’d say use the jillianjacobs.com again



#WOTR21 #review #NewRelease – Cursed Sight (Broderick Coven Book 2) by AJ Renee

Cursed Sight

Cursed Sight

Everything Ethan Broderick believed about his family history was a lie.

After learning he’s a descendant of a long line of powerful witches, he’s eager for guidance on his expanding powers. Pairing up with the fiery witch in charge of the local coven was a logical decision. What he didn’t expect was for her presence to awaken more than his oracle powers.

Serena Bishop stopped trusting men years ago. Needing to fill the vacant oracle position in her coven, she offered to help Ethan for purely selfish reasons. Except, the attractive and intelligent man managed to weave a spell around her stone-cold heart when she wasn’t watching.

Visions of impending danger for the sexy high priestess haunt Ethan.

Can they eliminate the threat, or will he lose another woman he loves?



Review by Twinsie Angie

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

I loved Brandy and Ryan’s book so when I knew Ethan and Serena was the next I had to grab it.

Ethan is a new oracle and needs lots of guidance.  Lord help him his attraction to Serena is crazy think.  He is attracted to her and wished she might feel the same.  After Brandy uncovered the families secret about being powerful witches, he is slowly learning his gifts.  When he starts to have dreams about Serena dying, he gets a bit more obsessed with keeping her safe.

Serena is the high priestess even though Brandy is more powerful than her.  Brandy has no desire to lead the coven but just wants to help with Ryan by her side.  This puts Serna at ease.  But Serena can’t stop thinking about Brandy’s brother Ethan.  She has lots of brothers, but Ethan is the one she thinks about, and she has to help with his gifts.

When Ethan shares his weird dreams about Serena and then calls to warn her about being poisoned the two decide they need to figure out who might be trying to kill her all the while not confronting the elephant in the room…their attraction to each other.

The mystery of who is after Serena is a good one.  We learn a little bit more about the other siblings and their gifts.  Ethan and Serena being fated mates makes them a powerful and unstoppable couple.  I enjoyed still seeing Ryan and Brandy further their relationship plus when Ethan and Serena stop fighting and start to loving!!!

This is a great series for any paranormal reader.  I am a huge paranormal reader.  I enjoy the banter between the characters and the chemistry of the couples.  Seeing what more can happen is always fun to enhance a series!!!

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.

#AuthorSpotlight – Kelsey Elise Sparrow

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself and which Twinsie do you know.

Kelsey Elise Sparrow. I am a romance author who loves most versions of the genre. That means, I write under several subgenres. I’m also a teacher and mother. Some of my favorite stories have all left me wanting for more as well as thrown me for a loop. I decided I wanted the same to be found in my writing.

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

The ones that come after especially if there has been time or other works between works.

What comes first? The plot or characters?

Most of the time the plot comes first. On a very rare occasion, the characters give me the plotline and everything that comes with it.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

I have a few. JM Walker, Audrey Carlan, JR Ward. Top of my list would be Gena Showalter. I love her works and have for years.

If you could ask that author three questions about their writing, writing process, or books, what would they be?

1. Do you keep a notebook handy for all your notes on a particular book as you write? 2. Do you have a process or checklist from concept to publish? 3. Are you one to promote other lessor-known authors?

What is harder? The blurb writing, naming the book, or naming the series?

Oh gosh. I absolutely loathe writing the blurb for my novels. The series names and titles come easily but the blurb makes me want to bawl my eyes out every time.

What is your definition of success?

Success is when you have readers who are just as passionate about an author’s characters as the author themselves. The characters are loved and the readers want to know what’s going on in their lives.

What are your social links?

“Website: http://kelseyelisesparrow.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kelseyesparrow/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kelseyelisesparrow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/kelseyesparrow Amazon Profile: https://amazon.com/author/kelseyelisesparrow Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kelsey-elise-sparrow Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cYDXE9 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/kelseyelisesparrow YouTube: https://goo.gl/HUhyyk Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/authorkelseysparrow/”

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#WOTR21 #Audio #Review – Second and Short: Book 2 of the Love by the Yard Series by Michel Prince

Second and Short (Love by the Yard Book 2)

Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences 18+. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF.

In book two of Love by the Yard: Offensive linemen are considered the silent protectors of the game. Always expected to be there, but never seen by the fans. Whether by accident or circumstance, Dalton Gresham has been known as the Blood Thirsty Bear of the Gridiron since his rookie year. With fans wearing number seventy-seven with fake blood dripped on it, can this giant in football shake his monster status?

Having hidden away at Lost Lake, Wisconsin, the last thing Willeen Fire needed was publicity. The tall, voluptuous woman has a beauty she hides behind flannel shirts and engine grease while staying off the grid. When Dalton first meets Willeen, the last thing he thought was she was a woman in need of protection. But as he falls for her, the natural instinct to protect is screaming in his ears.

Can Dalton stop being the monster he’s been labeled and become the one who will finally save Willeen from the man hunting her?



Review by Twinsie Angie

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

The narrator was great in this book.  Logan has narrated several books for Michel and I love his ability to change voices.  His narration brings you into each story. You get lost in his voice and his reading of the stories.

Dalton was a favorite side character in book 1 so I was happy to see him get a book.  Granted I thought he might hook up with Dani’s school friend after the way the two seemed to eye each other.  Dalton is a gentle giant who is lost in his “persona” for the Chicago Grizzles.  He wants to make a mark, but it seems they want the giant lineman to play a violent man when he is far from violent.  When he gets injured, he is sent to cool his heels and recuperate from the injury.  He starts off badly right at the start when he “ASSUMES” (we know not to do this right?) that Willie is an old redneck with a dirty flannel.  He is stunned stupid when he finds out Willie is the hottie who is getting his cabin ready for his stay.  The woman was his perfect size in height and curves.

Willie is enchanted by Dalton and his sweet character but can’t understand why everyone thinks he is an aggressive man.  When he finds out his “character” she is surprised and helps him realize being himself is the best way to be.  The two start to build a relationship but Willie is so scared of wanting more since she cannot give that.  Willie has a past she fears and is frightened to find her.

When the two finally take a step forward, Willie’s past crashes into them.  She makes a choice which Dalton is not a fan of but will do anything to get his girl.  When you love someone today, tomorrow, forever…you can’t let them go.

Again, I love the fact Michel brings a gritty and vile bad guy to the story.  Michel writes great bad guys that you hate and can’t wait to see get their butt kicked!!  LOL

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.