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#WOTR23 #Paranormal #releaseday #Dual Review – Wicked Endings: Magic and Mayhem Universe, Wicked Series book 9 by Teresa Gabelman
Once upon a time Dani was a vivacious woman who fought through self-doubt but came out on top. Then she fell for the wrong man and just as her world is flipped upside down, she is betrayed by a friend in the worst way. Digging deep within herself, she walks away from both relationships. Only one will not let her go so easily. A cruel curse has been cast upon her giving Dani only one choice. Go to Assjacket to seek a powerful witch who can help break the curse, but what she finds in this magical town is more than she bargained for.
Butch was in Assjacket to visit never expecting his life to change. Immediately upon seeing Dani that’s exactly what happened. As a Shifter his wolf was always looking for their Mate, and Dani was definitely the perfect fit. The only thing standing in their way was a curse that may never be lifted.
Welcome back to the town of Assjacket for more wickedly hilarious mixtures of paranormal personalities.
Review by Twinsie Angie
I was given this book by the author for an honest review.
I love these short novellas by Teresa. The town of Assjacket is a fun and magical place. Each book is another funny read for us fans.
This book we meet Dani and Butch, Dani is a witch in hiding and Butch is the wolf shifter who is suddenly needing to protect her from the world.
Dani is hiding thanks to a curse her ex boyfriend and best friend placed on her. Seems every man think about violence when they see her…well except for Butch. When the shifter is jumping to her defense he soon wonders if he has found his mate.
Thorne, Wicked, Zelda, and Mac round out this hilarious addition to the series. I gotta say I love The Bruce and all he brings to the series as well.
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
I enjoy the books in the series. This one is about Dani and Butch. I loved Butch so protective and ready to take anyone out that hurts Dani. Dani is so sweet and makes me mad that anyone could do what was done to her.
Dani was cursed by her ex boyfriend and ex BFF. Now no man finds her attractive and voice hurtful things about her even if they normally wouldn’t say it. Everyone except Butch and our favorite familure Bruce. God I love Bruce.
Butch doesn’t need a mate but with how he and his wolf reacts to Dani makes him rethink that. He is ready to take anyone down when things start flying out of guys mouths.
I did enjoy seeing the rest of the town residents and seeing how they jump in and help out new friends. I cannot wait for more of this series and who we get to meet next.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Teresa Gabelman, writes paranormal romance and contemporary romance with a side of humor in each story. Her heroines are strong and independent keeping the sexy alpha heroes on their toes.
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!
#WOTR23 #twinsieforthedayPolly #paranormal – The Maiden:Revelations
For most of her life Ryen Cardona has known exactly who she is and what responsibilities her future holds. She welcomes them, revels in them. To the outside world Ryen Cardona is a confident, intelligent acquisitions agent for the European Arts Council, traveling between Europe’s most famous museums, collecting pieces, and planning fundraisers, but at the end of the day that life is a ruse. Ryen Cardona is a witch, quite possibly the most powerful witch the world has seen, but most people don’t even know that witches, real witches, with powers, exist. But Ryen isn’t just any witch. She’s the Maiden of the Universal Coven, the ruling body of all witches, and the one thing she despises and fears more than anything is vampires.
Cash Di Marco, unwilling heir to a centuries old Italian estate, is successful in his own right. He has defied his powerful mother to become a rising night club mogul. Loved by the paparazzi, he shamelessly enjoys all of the perks of being the epitome of a playboy bachelor. Providing him with fresh conquests each night, his business also offers an endless supply of blood, a necessity for Cash since he is also a vampire. Cash dreams of owning night clubs around the world to where not only the unknowing human patrons flock, but also where his vampire clientele can drink discreetly and safely.
Fate interferes with the plans they have for their lives when Cash and Ryen’s paths cross. Both of their lives are turned upside down as beauty and chaos unfold
Review by Polly
Just a little note – this book does end in a cliffhanger, so it’s a good thing book two is out!
The genre of Fantasy is not my usual go-to and wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I started reading this book. Holy cow was I in for a ride! The story of Ryen Cardona (a witch) and Cash Di Marco (a vampire) had me sitting on the edge of my seat!
I absolutely love Ryen and Cash and the fact that fate has decided that these two characters need to be soul mates. But, can they?
Ryen Cardona is a witch and just not a witch, she is the Maiden of the Universal Coven and she hates vampires! A relationship is not something that is on her radar at the moment. She has a busy schedule being an acquisitions agent by day, most powerful witch by night!
Cash Di Marco is a night club mogul/playboy trying not get caught up in his family fortune and duties. Witches are not really his thing…except to maybe grab a “bite” from.
The book is packed with intrigue and romance, witches and vampires! Love, love, love the push and pull between Ryen and Cash! Their story is full of passion and pain, love and hate!
And the ending! Please….you cannot leave us hanging like that! Good thing book two is out or I would be in a total book hangover!
Growing up in rural Central Iowa, where the closest neighbor was at least 1/2 a mile down the gravel road and her brothers being 7 & 10 years older, gave Kristine plenty of opportunities to use and hone her imagination. From acting out stories with her Barbies, to pretending she was being held captive and guarded by vicious dogs (aka puppies her dad raised), she found ways to entertain herself.
Now she is living in the sprawling metropolis of Cedar Rapids, spending her days teaching high school Spanish and her nights being a wife and mother to a son and furry children. Somewhere she finds a little time here and there to write. Much to her husband’s irritation, her imagination still steals her away to daydreaming about her characters and future stories.
Kristine LOVES reading. She has been reading supernatural/paranormal genres since second grade. Her friends force her to read other genres from time to time, but she prefers a little darkness in her stories. Some of her favorite authors include L.J. Smith, Jeaniene Frost & I.T. Lucas.
#WOTR23 #throwbackReview #erotica – Anaconda Nights by Elissa Daye
Some say ignorance is bliss, at least that’s what Tinley tries to tell herself when she sees the fresh meat on display at Anaconda. When she steps on the party bus, she has no idea it will be leading her to an exclusive resort with escorts that cater to a rich woman’s every need.
At first, she is afraid to give in, but when Adam enters the scene she can’t seem to get enough of him. His hard body, sweet silky voice, his eyes…if she could actually see them. All the men at Anaconda wear masks to protect their identities while keeping them mysteriously sexy at the same time.
All the same, she can’t help but wonder what would happen if she just tore the mask off. Would she be pleased with what she saw, or would the person beneath the mask lead her down a whole other rabbit hole altogether?
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
When Elissa asked if I would like to read her new steamy novel, I said sure thing. Who can pass up steamy right??? I liked the premise of the story and the whole “mystery man” so I jumped in.
Our girl Tinley is a hot mess. She is so worried that people don’t take her seriously because she is a woman, that she works herself to the bone. When her sister is getting married and is having her bachelorette night, she forces Tinley to come. She doesn’t tell her where they are going which is essentially a legal reverse brothel. Instead of the ladies doing the servicing, it’s the men who are. Needless to say, Tinley freaks. When she meets her “escort” for the night she is a bit stunned at how good of a time they had and books another weekend with him.
Seeing Tinley realize she can be a woman, feminine annnnd formidable in the workplace was priceless. Tinley reconnects with herself and soon embraces her sensual female side thanks to her time with Adam. When the next weekend happens and we find out who Adam is really…..welllll, I think we all saw it coming .
Seeing Tinley deal with her feelings and emotions while making major life changes after her weekend was awesome. We also see Tinley making Adam work for a chance at a future with her. The couple have some serious issues because she is worried she can’t satisfy man who has been “hooking” up with multiple ladies or so she thinks.
I enjoyed the story and liked the ending scene. It was really sweet but super funny as well.
Ever since childhood, I have enjoyed reading stories as an escape from life. When I was a teenager I started to write my own stories that kept me entertained whenever I ran out of books to read. When I was accepted into Illinois Summer School for the Arts in my Junior year of High School, I knew I wanted to become a writer. I graduated from Illinois State University in December 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and began my teaching career, hoping to find moments to write in my free time.
After seven years of teaching, I decided to focus on my writing and made the decision to put my teaching years behind me so that I could create the stories I had always dreamed of. I am now happily married and a stay at home mom. I try my best to master the art of multitasking to get everything accomplished and write in any spare moment I can find.
#WOTR23 #ThrowbackReview #Zombie #SeriesStarter – Ground Zero, Last of Us book 1 by Nikki Landis
Stay quiet. Don’t look back. And never, ever scream.
The city has fallen . . . where will you run?
Before the world went to *** and the zombie apocalypse wreaked havoc on the nation …
The Fourth of July is one hell of a spectacular celebration and just so happens to be ground zero when a group of friends are suddenly confronted with over 400,000 flesh eating and newly turned zombies right in the heart of downtown Columbus, OH. Red, White, and Boom will never be the same …
*** Origin story of the Last of Us series, contains mature content ***
Ty, Zeke, & Natalie Part 1
Review by Twinsie Angie
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
I love me some Zombie books. They are the best. This series did not let me down. I have previously read book 2 in the series so I was excited to jump into book 1. Since this book was about a different cast of characters it didn’t matter the order to which you read but seeing as this book does explain the why of the outbreak, I would recommend reading it first. The characters in this story will cross over into other books with the characters from the next books…did that make sense?? LOL
This book is about brothers, Zeke and Ty, with Zeke’s girlfriend Natalie rounding out the main characters. The trio is watching the events of the flu epidemic followed by some dirty deeds with the cities drinking water.
The book is fast paced with lots of sext times in the reading as well. It’s a short novella but you get to see the beginning of the what happened when the city went to hell very quickly during the 4th of July celebration!!
Nikki Landis is the USA Today & International Bestselling, Multi-Award-Winning Author of over 50 romance novels in the MC, reverse harem, paranormal, dystopian, and science fiction genres. Her books feature deadly reapers, dark alpha heroes, protective shifters, and seductive vampires along with the feisty, independent women they love. There’s heart-throbbing action on every page as well as fated mates and soul bonds deep enough to fulfill every desire.
#WOTR22 #reread #Paranormal #RH #Dark #TriggerWarnings #Shifters – Ashes: Book One in the River Ash Pack by Mary Martel
Cordelia has never known anything but the safety of her fathers guarded compound where she’s lived her entire life. A life that, as the alphas daughter, has always been a privileged one, albeit an incredibly sheltered one.
Until one night, life as she knows it, is flipped entirely upside down when she’s promised to another alpha in order to buy safety for her father’s pack. This doesn’t exactly sit well for Cordelia seeing as she has different plans for her life, even if she doesn’t know what those plans are just yet. Out of fear of what she doesn’t want her life to become, she does the unthinkable and tells her father the one thing he’ll never tolerate from anyone in his pack, especially not his daughter. She tells him no.
As a result, Cordelia learns just what kind of depraved man and alpha her father is and is left a broken, bleeding mess because of it.
After finding kindness and compassion from two strange men who show up at the compound and help her when she is no longer capable of helping herself, Cordelia does the only thing she thinks she can do in order to survive and not be stuck in a world of abuse and misery.
Unfortunately for Cordelia, she doesn’t make it very far before she finds herself in trouble again and at the mercy of another male with alpha tendencies. This alpha also comes with a brother by blood and one by choice.
The problem is, Cordelia’s not so sure she could ever find a place in a pack again after everything she’s survived. She won’t have long to figure it out though because, no matter the cost, her father is determined to find her and bring her home.
Warning – Due to certain sensitive sexual subject matter and abusive situations, this book may contain triggers for some people.
It’s also a Reverse Harem book.
Review by Twinsie Angie
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Jesus lemme get my head straight after reading this book. If there are a few things you need to know about Mary and her stories here they are…..Her men love FIERCE, Her Women are NOT WEAK, The chemistry is crazy in all the right places, and there will be blood…LOL …but I am serious!!
Now if you read the trigger warning I will say it’s not AS ROUGH of a scene as I was expecting or have read in the past but friends, its hard. Its hard because how can someone who should love and protect you, do that to you!! Its also quickly done and done well so we feel for Cordelia, but mainly so we can understand the shape that Cal and Luca find her in…it was bad…….
Cal, Luca and Darius……they are all so special to Cordelia for their own reasons, but this book is owned by Darius. Dude, he was so scary and then so sweet but so fierce. I mean I don’t think I knew how menacing he was until we see him with his old pack….dang he was hawt!!!
Cal and Luca long for their time for Cordelia but understand and show true patience to be with their girl because make no bones about it, SHE. IS. THEIR. GIRL!
Seeing the story of the impending war due to everything that plays out in the book is making me on edge because the 4 of them need to be on the same page to stick together and to make sure no one feels left out of this unusual mating!!
Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.
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#review #darkromance #partofaseries —Fable of Happiness (book 2) by: Pepper Winters
From New York Times Bestseller, Pepper Winters, comes the second book in Kas and Gem’s twisted romance.
A valley full of secrets.
A history full of nightmares.
A man who cannot be saved.
And a woman who holds his very life in her hands.
Strange how the villain of a story can so easily become the victim.
Utter lunacy to think the captive might now become the caregiver.
Gemma has a decision to make.
Her life or his.
Follow her heart, even when it’s screaming at her to run?
Or turn her back on the man who could become her everything?
5 Stars – “I’m just in awe of this hauntingly brilliant story that makes you feel…everything.” – Miss Petite Brunette Book Blog
5 Stars – “To the readers who enjoy passion mixed with lust. Hate mixed with love. Dark mixed with light. And unmistakable chemistry. This one would be for you.” – Ash Chases Romance
5 Stars – “OMG. I don’t think there exists any other author who can give me the perfect mixture of Darkness and Angst like pepper can. Pepper’s books are wild and triggering. She doesn’t hold back.” – Abstract Books
5 Stars – “I can feel the power lifting off the pages. It’s raw, dark, and gut wrenching.” – Buzy Reading
5 Stars – “Reading Kas and Gem’s story is NOT for weak hearted…that’s for sure. The angst level is top notch and the dark themes…my God.” – Lilith
Please note, this is a dark romance and not suitable for people with triggers. The content is dark and not for the faint of heart. Please take this warning seriously.
Full length book. Second book of the Fable of Happiness Trilogy.
Review by Twinsie Tenise
Gemma managed to escape her captor but I’m telling you bad luck follows this woman and no matter how bad she wants to get home to her family, something always prevents that from happening. She wonders if her family is even still searching for her. You see, Gemma has always had a habit of kind of just disappearing off the face of the earth and this is worrying her now. Did her family even think to look for her at all or do they think she’s just being Gemma, wrapped up in her climbing and forgetting to check in with her mom and brother?
Enough of Kas’s layers have been peeled back to see there is a man with real feelings hidden inside of this monster who is holding Gemma captive. Which brings me to my current dilemma… I’m once again rooting for a villian created by Pepper Winters. The moral questioning began at the end of book one. I’m now just embracing the fact that I’m hoping Gemma’s captor gets a win. Ahhh!!! I honestly feel lighter now putting that out there.
This is book 2 in a series. They must be read in order. The way this one ended had me immediately purchasing book 2 with zero cares about the fact I had to get up early the next day, if that tells you anything about how invested I am in this series and its outcome.
#BookPromo #Freebie – Safe Haven: A Sweet Small Town Romance (The Protectors Book 1) by Leeanna Morgan
Fans of Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series will love this small-town, feel-good romance!
Hayley Elliott’s sister has found a cure for Alzheimer’s and their mom is living proof that the supplement works. To keep everyone safe, Hayley has to return to Montana. But she can only do that with help from Tank—a man who’s living with a secret more heartbreaking than her own.
Tank has spent his life protecting people. He works for one of the most successful security companies in the world, makes more money than most people see in a lifetime, and has a past no one can ever know about.
With more at stake than their own lives, Tank and Hayley have to decide what is more important—protecting the past or risking everything for love.
SAFE HAVEN is the first book in The Protectors series and can easily be read as a standalone. All of my series are linked so you can find out what happens to your favorite characters in other books. Happy reading!
Praise for Leeanna Morgan’s books:
“I am addicted to Leeanna Morgan’s books! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can’t wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together and draws you right into their lives. If you haven’t discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won’t be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn’t put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five-star book.”
Other Novels by Leeanna Morgan:
The Montana Brides:
Book 1: Forever Dreams (Gracie and Trent)
Book 2: Forever in Love (Amy and Nathan)
Book 3: Forever After (Nicky and Sam)
Book 4: Forever Wishes (Erin and Jake)
Book 5: Forever Santa: a Montana Brides Christmas novella
Book 6: Forever Cowboy (Emily and Alex)
Book 7: Forever Together (Kate and Dan)
Book 8: Forever and a Day (Sarah and Jordan)
The Bridesmaids Club:
Book 1: All of Me (Tess and Logan)
Book 2: Loving You (Annie and Dylan)
Book 3: Head Over Heels (Sally and Todd)
Book 4: Sweet on You (Molly and Jacob)
Emerald Lake Billionaires:
Book 1: Sealed with a Kiss (Rachel and John)
Book 2: Playing for Keeps (Sophie and Ryan)
Book 3: Crazy Love (Holly and Daniel)
Book 4: One And Only (Elizabeth and Blake)
Book 1: Safe Haven (Hayley and Tank)
Book 2: Just Breathe: (Kelly and Tanner)
Book 3: Always (Mallory and Grant)
Book 4: The Promise (Ashley and Matthew)
Book 1: Coming Home (Mia and Stan)
Book 2: The Gift (Hannah and Brett)
Book 3: The Wish (Claire and Jason)
Book 4: Country Love (Becky and Sean)
Book 1: Falling For You (Natalie and Gabe)
Book 2: Once In A Lifetime (Sam and Caleb)
Book 3: A Christmas Wish (Megan and William)
Book 4: Before Today (Brooke and Levi)
Book 5: The Sweetest Thing (Cassie and Noah)
Book 6: Sweet Surrender (Willow and Zac)
Santa’s Secret Helpers:
Book 1: Christmas On Main Street (Emma and Jack)
Book 2: Mistletoe Madness (Kylie and Ben)
Book 3: Silver Bells (Bailey and Steven)
Book 4: The Santa Express (Shelley and John)
Book 5: Endless Love (The Jones Family)
#Dark #Suspense #Partofaseries Fable of Happiness (Fables #1) by: Pepper Winters
It’s the start of something huge.
From New York Times Bestseller, Pepper Winters, comes a new Dark Romance full of decadent angst and monstrous heroes.
A house hidden in the middle of nowhere.
A man who’s lived alone for a decade.
A woman who trespasses on his solitude.
A love full of hate as well as hunger.
The thing about my life is…I was never in control of it.
I just thought I was.
I thought I had everything figured out—a good career, fun hobbies, a bright future, but everything changed when I found an ivy-cloaked house, tucked in a forgotten valley, hiding a man who corrupted my world forever.
I thought I was successful, until he showed me fortune and happiness could be snatched away in an instant.
I believed I was blessed, but really, I was cursed.
Cursed to become a plaything for a monster.
Cursed to become a prisoner just because I trespassed.
Now, I know nothing.
I am nothing.
I’m just his.
FULL LENGTH BOOK. Please note this is a dark romance and not suitable for people who have triggers. Content included can be hard to read and only recommended for people who like dark romance.
“If you still haven’t read anything by this author, and you’re a lover of top-notch dark romance with a capital D wait no longer pick this up, hand over your mind, soul and heart in exchange for an amazing experience.” – Greedy Thirst for Forbidden
“The level of steam and delicious lust pouring out of these pages… Holy…..hell.” – Ash Chases Romance
“I highly recommend this book. I think lovers of the dark side will love it.” – Lina’s Reviews
“If you’re a lover of twisted dark romantic mysteries with a slight beauty and the beast vibe towards the beginning you will love this. ” – Miss Petite Brunette Book Blog
“I’m not ashamed to say I totally ignored my family and dined on this book; binge read it in a day. That’s the effect all Peppers books have on me. From the minute I read the first page, I was glued to my kindle for the rest of the journey”. – Kindle and Koffee Book Blog
“OMG, you’ll be HOOKED RIGHT FROM THE START!! “– Avephoenix
Review by Twinsie Tenise
Rock climber and thrill seeking influencer Gemma comes across a blog post that grabs the attention of her adventurous heart and won’t let up until she sets out on her next big, nearly impossible rock climb. This particular adventure seemed doomed from the start. And no matter how well she planned, the ever so prepared Gemma could have never been prepared for the series of ill-fated events that land her smack dab in the middle of a very dangerous situation.
He lives alone in the middle of a forest. Somewhere you wouldn’t think you would find a house, let alone a mansion. When Gemma tresspasses, he does the only thing he knows how to do– he reacts as if she is a threat and now hes trying to figure out what exactly to do about this problem she has created. He is quite the enigma. He has many layers and the author ever so cleverly starts to peel them back at just the perfect moments throughout this book.
This is book 1 of 3 and they must be read in order as each book picks up where the last left off. I’m so happy to be able to dive right into book 2 because this ending was all sorts of craziness and I need answers like yesterday!
Please read the trigger warnings. This book/series is not for the faint of heart.
About Pepper Winters
#WOTR23 #MFM #nerds #gamers #Audio #review – Waiting for It by Allyson Lindt
Two words every game developer fears, and I’m living the horror of impossibly long work days, that bleed into weekends.
The only upside is spending a lot of that time with my sexy-as-sin boss. I probably shouldn’t get physical him, but the need for stress relief is real, and so is the size of his… desk.
Then word gets back to my best friend’s brother.
The guy whose house I practically grew up in. Who I thought saw me as a second sister. Talk about jealousy. Though I’m not sure if it’s toward me, or my boss. Apparently they hooked up a few times, too.
One thing leads to another leads to the three of us playing naked Twister without the mat.
Review by Twinsie Angie
I purchased this book and audio.
I was excited to read this book. I mean what girl doesn’t love an MFM story with a side of MM?? *points to me* This girl does!!
Anne is lusting over her boss Luke. She gets caught lusting over him after a kissing session by Chase who also starts to throw his hat in the ring for Anne’s attention.
The three of them have to figure out who is stealing company information and leaking it before their big game is released. While they are working on the thief, they are also working on getting a relationship going. A few bumps, miscommunications, and “what ifs” cause some drama for the three but they all know they want to make this think work.
I gotta say I was loving the history of Chase and Luke which made everything even better when they start to give Anne some eyes. The story was a quick, steamy read for anyone who loves some funny banter and nerdy references.
Allyson Lindt has been telling stories since before she could put the words on paper. She was lucky enough to marry her muse and soul mate. Their cats are their children, and when they’re not spending way too much time gaming, they’re building new worlds together. She loves a sexy happily-ever-after and helping deserving couples find their futures together.