#REVIEW – No One Rides For Free (An Extreme Novella) by Judith Sonnet

Jodi was driving her children to college when The Man got in their car.
Uninvited, unwanted, and unhinged…
The Man has no name, but he does have a gun… a knife… and a bag of “toys”.
What starts as a forced ride into the desert escalates into a disturbing series of crimes and assaults.
Jodi and her children will soon pray for death.

WARNING: This novella is incredibly disturbing. It features graphic scenes of sexual violence, torture, and gore. It is not intended for easily offended readers. The print edition of this book includes an exclusive short story, which is not availble on ebook. It is also gross and disturbing.

Ok…um…WTF did I just read?? You know the book is going to be crazy when there’s a warning half way through. Especially when the end of said warning says “It’s just a book” over and over again. But seriously…wow. So I’ve watched a lot of horror movies. And I’m not talking horror movies like Scream or Halloween (I love those movies of course). I’m talking movies that have been banned or make you feel like you’re an awful person just by watching. So I’ve seen some stuff. But I swear nothing compares to reading horror. What I see in my head while reading and what you see in your head while reading, are two completely different things and that’s what I love about it. That’s what I love about reading in general but there’s just something so deeply disturbing with reading a horror novel that just hits me differently. And this extreme novella was no different.

First I’m going to start by saying IF YOU HAVE TRIGGERS – PLEASE READ WITH CAUTION. And please please PLEASE read the warnings.

So in this short but intense story, you get Jodi who is driving her two kids to college. They stop at a gas station where they meet The Man and his bag of toys. The things that happen…I seriously can’t even put into words. The author did her job. I felt dirty, disgusted, like I needed a shower and just plain gross. I have a strong stomach but there were parts of this that made me feel nauseous. I really have no words. At all. Even though the content of this book was horrible to say the least, I gave it a high rating because the author succeeded in making me feel things that I’m sure she set out to do. So kudos to her.

#WOTR23 #reread #Audio #Shfters #SPinOffSeries – Forbidden Seduction , Lee County Wolves book 2 by Teresa Gabelman

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.


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!

Website: www.teresagabelman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teresa…
Email: tgabelman@live.com

#Review – Wolf Gone Wild: A Steamy, Slow-burn Werewolf Romance (Stay A Spell Book 1) by Juliette Cross

What’s the worst thing that can happen to a werewolf?

Unable to shift for three months, Mateo Cruz knows all too well. His wolf has taken up residence in his head, taunting him night and day with vividly violent and carnal thoughts. Convinced he’s cursed, he needs the help of a powerful witch before he literally goes insane.

Evie Savoie has always obeyed the house rules of her coven–no werewolves. They’re known for being moody and volatile. So, when a distempered, dangerous werewolf strolls in the bar and almost strangles one of her late-night customers, she’s ready to bounce him through the door. But the desperation in his eyes when he begs her to help him softens her heart and convinces her to bend the rules.

What Evie doesn’t know is that Mateo’s wolf has a mind of his own. And now that she’s in his sights, he wants only one thing. Her.

Oh my gosh I devoured this book!

I came across this series in one of the book groups I’m in over on Facebook. The poster had said that it was a fun read and that she loved the whole series. She wasn’t wrong!

I haven’t read paranormal romance in so long but man, am I ever glad I took a chance on this new to me author.

This book was exactly what I needed. I’ve been reading dark and heavy books for so long and writing them too, that I needed a break and this was perfect.

This story is about Evie, a witch, and Mateo, a werewolf. It’s a slow burn, which is something I don’t usually like, but it was perfect for this story and made complete sense. Mateo has an issue where he can’t shift and asks for help from Evie and her sisters.

I loved the side characters, the banter, the laugh out loud moments and I especially loved Mateo’s wolf, Alpha. Their back and forth had me laughing out loud.

This book was the perfect mix of spice, humour and suspense. It was imaginative, creative and I just loved it.

If you want a super fun, sexy, read with a hot werewolf and sassy witch, I 100% recommend this book! Now to read the rest of the series because I’m dying to know more about the other sisters!

#BookPromo – Haunting Adeline (Cat and Mouse Duet, #1) by H.D. Carlton


The Manipulator

I can manipulate the emotions of anyone who lets me.
I will make you hurt, make you cry, make you laugh and sigh.
But my words don’t affect him. Especially not when I plead for him to leave.
He’s always there, watching and waiting.
And I can never look away.
Not when I want him to come closer.

The Shadow

I didn’t mean to fall in love.
But now that I have, I can’t stay away.
I’m mesmerized by her smile, by her eyes, and the way she moves.
The way she undresses…
I’ll keep watching and waiting. Until I can make her mine.
And once she is, I’ll never let her go.
Not even when she begs me to.

While not required, it is highly suggested to read the novella, Satan’s Affair, first.

Author’s Note: This book ends on a cliffhanger. For CWs, please check the author’s website.

#review #YA #thriller #standalone The Island by Natasha Preston

They said goodbye to their friends and family for the weekend. They weren’t counting on forever.

Jagged Island: a private amusement park for the very rich—or the very influential. Liam, James, Will, Ava, Harper, and Paisley—social media influencers with millions of followers—have been invited for an exclusive weekend before the park opens. They’ll make posts and videos for their channels and report every second of their VIP treatment.

When the teens arrive, they’re stunned: the resort is even better than they’d imagined. Their hotel rooms are unreal, the park’s themed rides are incredible, and the island is hauntingly beautiful. They’re given a jam-packed itinerary for the weekend.

But soon they’ll discover that something’s missing from their schedule: getting off the island alive.

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Review by Twinsie Dee

when a new all exclusive amusement park pops up on an island and only the rich could afford. the owner has only the top influencers on social media come for the weekend as the first to experience and post about how amazing the park is. the decor is creepy but stylish in a gothic way, but this isn’t the only thing that starts to seem creepy but when people start disappearing and there is no way off the island, a killer is among them, they just don’t know that they are hiding in plain sight. anther amazing YA thriller by Natasha that has more twist that you will never see coming.

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Cellar and The Cabin. Romance and YA Thriller writer, boy mum, Tom Hardy enthusiast. Always buried in a book and a glass of wine.

#WOTR23 #InstaLove #sexy #Novella – The Virgin and The Lumberjacks by Sophie Stern

The Virgin and the Lumberjacks by [Sophie Stern]

I didn’t want to go to the family reunion.

I didn’t want to drive home through the mountains.

I didn’t want to get stuck in a snowstorm.

But that’s exactly what happened.

When the lumberjacks find me trapped in my car, they do more than just save me. Eli and Keagan offer me a place to stay. They give me food. They keep me safe.

But they can’t protect my heart.

Not from this.

**The Virgin and the Lumberjacks is a standalone short romance with a HEA. Originally published in 2017, this story was called Take Your Time. Although the original story remains the same, this book has been updated and expanded by the author.**


Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this book.

SOPHIE!!  GIRL!!!  THIS BOOK!!!  OMG!!  Lemme finish cooling myself off from this novella.

YA’LL This story is a quick and steamy read about Melody who has a shit family.  I mean dang they are pretty awful people.  Straight up awful humans.   She has had enough and leaves the party.  She gets stuck thanks to a snowstorm in the mountains but is rescued by Eli and his brother Keagan.  They are hotties who area also billionaires who spend their free time-sharing women looking for THE ONE.

The men are enthralled by Melody.  She is perfectly curvy, drama free, brave, and willing to take them on.  Eli and Keagan are so happy with the little lady they are nervous for rejection after the weekend of “snuggle time”.

This book was just a great, naughty read but leaves you super happy for all the characters I the end.

Sophie Stern writes contemporary and paranormal romance <3 Visit her on Facebook for frequent updates!


#WOTR23 #TwinsieForTheDayMommaJulia #ThorwbackReview #MM – Eli’s Little Easter: Holidays at Rawhide Ranch Book 7 by Dakota Trace

Eli's Little Easter : Holidays at Rawhide Ranch Book 7 by [Dakota  Trace , Rawhide  Authors, AllyCat’s  Creations]

The youngest son of the Atheron family, Elias has been a huge disappointment to his overbearing parents, particularly his mother. He’s done everything right, including relocating to another state to head up the office in the newest addition to the family party business, but it still never seems enough. She now wants him to come home for Easter, to reunite with an old flame, which he refuses to do. This Easter he has the chance to make Little Delights, his own party planning service for Littles, into the premier party planning service for the age-play community. Derek Hawkins has hired him to plan an Easter Jamboree for his Little girl and the rest of the Littles who call the Rawhide Ranch their home.

Willem William is the past the age of playing. As the financial adviser for the Rawhide Ranch, he spends his days studying spreadsheets, trends, and making suggestions to secure the future of the Hawkins family. Nearing his golden birthday, he assumes his dream of having his own Little is just that. Which is why he never expects the boy to walk into his life under the guise of an accident-prone party planner. But once he catches a glimpse of the Little boy Eli tries to hide, he’s smitten. Now all he has to do is convince Eli that what he needs is a good old-fashioned daddy for Easter.

Publisher Note: this is a slow burn where a determined Daddy meets the shy Little meant to be his. If age play, moonlight trips to the park and spanking/discipline are not your thing, please don’t buy this book.



Review by Momma Julia – This is a Throwback Review from a dear friend of WOTR who lost her battle with cancer.

Eli has a chance to break away from his family, and their Party Planning business, and his overbearing Mother. He’s moved to a new State, to start a new branch. Bit what he’s trying to do is start his own specifically tailored company focused on Littles. Eli is a Little, but it’s buried very deeply, t, someone in his past ruined it for him. Willem the company accountant has buried his Daddy side, he didn’t think at his age he’s find another Little of his own, until he met Eli. I loved how protective of Eli, Willem was. Together they found out, it’s never too late.

Hello, and welcome to my site. I’m Dakota, an author of erotic romance (think 50 Shades of Gray – but better) and paranormal erotica. And what exactly does that mean? Well, since I’ve always marched to the beat of different drum: it means that I get to take my unique life experiences – like putting around in the garage with my dad, or driving a train when I was ten, to create worlds where the heroines aren’t necessarily June Clever, but are strong independent women who may stand on their own two feet, but long to submit to the right man. Whether it’s two friends who realize there is more than friendship between them or the sexy alien who captures his unwilling slave’s heart, sparks fly between them. My imagination has no bounds or at least none I’ve found yet!

#WOTR23 #Historical #SeriesStarter – A Flawed Jewel, A Marsden Romance Book 1 by Dawn Brower

A Flawed Jewel: A Marsden Romance, Book 1

Pieretta boards a ship, unaware that Thor is waiting to kidnap her for revenge against her grandfather. Will love intervene, altering both their courses?

Pieretta Carlyle experienced the loss of her father, leaving her alone in the world except for her grandpere, Comte Renard Dubois. The comte insists that she travel to France to live with him. Pieretta doesn’t want to leave Charleston and the only home she has ever known. Her grandpere is her guardian, and she must do what he says.

Thor has a score to settle, and Pieretta is the key to his revenge. He became a pirate unwillingly after his business partner tried to murder him. He must acquire Pieretta by any means necessary, and he doesn’t mind plundering a ship to obtain her.

When Pieretta and Thor meet, they are instantly attracted to each other against their better judgments. Pieretta is disgusted by the pirate’s actions. Thor knows what Pieretta believes, but proceeds with his plans anyway. She is only a tool to achieve vengeance. What happens will depend on Thor’s need for revenge and Pieretta’s ability to forgive him for his dastardly deeds.



I received this book from the author.

I love Historical stories and Dawn has some great stories!!

This story begins with Pia mourning the loss of her father and having to move from the USA to France.  She is not happy about leaving her family home but since she is a woman, she must go to her grandpere.  The story jumps in right away with lots of action.  Pia and her maid Tully are secluded in the deck of the ship when pirates attack.

Pia comes face to face with pirate Thor.  He is fierce and hot…wait not now Pia. She is so confused because of all the men to show interest in, a pirate is not the right one.  Not for her station on life annnd for her reputation.

Thor had plans for Pia.  She was the perfect revenge tool for him but once he sees her and her beauty, he is stuck stupid.  He soon has a change in plan because tossing her aside is no longer his objective.  Keeping her is!!

The story jumped right into the action of the kidnaping.  Thor and Pia are two peas in a pod.  They two are faced with feelings they should not be having yet can’t stop having.  When you find out why Thor has kidnapped Pia, you understand his motives but still wanna smack him in the head for “knowing what’s best for her”.  Sigh…

USA TODAY Bestselling author, DAWN BROWER writes both historical and contemporary romance. There are always stories inside her head; she just never thought she could make them come to life. That creativity has finally found an outlet.

Growing up she was the only girl out of six children. She raised two boys into productive young men. There is never a dull moment in her life. Reading books is her favorite hobby and she loves all genres.

She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To follow her or can find more about her check out her website for the pertinent information: www.authordawnbrower.com

#WOTR23 #Audio #Reread – Refuge, Stone’s Wolf Sanctuary book 2 by Teresa Gabelman

Consumed with a need for revenge, Cole Jackson becomes blind to all he should hold dear. It’s not until vengeance has been carried out that he realizes what he’s almost lost.

After being brutally attacked, Leeza Snow, has kept her head up with her pride intact. What everyone doesn’t see is the shattered heart she conceals, not only from her pack but from the man she’s destined to be with.

While time can heal scars, it will take trust to offer a promise of a happy future.



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

This book picks up right after the end of Sanctuary, Book 1.  The guys have gone after and killed Foster.  Leeza is a broken woman.  She is sad the pack is upset at her for not protecting a younger female of the family but wishes things were different.  When Gemma mentions her rape, Leeza goes ape shit.  Nope sorry people she was not raped, and this untrue fact is why she gets the sad eyes from her pack members.

Leeza is a feisty woman.  When she confronts the brothers, it was my favorite scene.  She makes sure to set them straight on what they as her pack elders have done wrong and how they have let her down plus the memory of her brother, the old pack alpha, down.

Cole feels like a class A Jerk for not listening to Leeza, his mate.  He feels like an idiot for only thinking of his pain at not protecting her and not her pain at being attacked.

The two have some issues to overcome like his over the top alpha behavior at bossing her around.  Leeza is a strong, independent female who wants a partner not a dictator to love.  Cole needs to learn that females have wants and desires besides being cared for on a pedestal.  She wants to be involved in the pack plus earn her way.

I liked the story.  There wasn’t much conflict in this story, but it is set up for the drama to come in the next book.  Looks like Foster’s issues may not be out of the pack’s picture juuuuuuust yet.

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!


#Review #Mafia #Dark – Wicked Addiction,  Dark Mafia Romance, Angsty Triangle Duet Book 1 by Barbara Nolan

Wicked Addiction: Dark Mafia Romance, Angsty Triangle Duet Book 1 (Club Wicked) by [Barbara Nolan]

Samson is torn between the woman he wants to save and the woman he wants to love. Angsty Triangle—Dark Romance—First Love—Slow Burn Romance—Coming of Age Samson hasn’t had many breaks in his young life until local mob boss, Frank Barnett puts him in charge of the Oasis, a Brooklyn strip club used to wash the mobster’s dirty money. When Lisbeth walks into the Oasis desperate for a job Samson hires the leggy beauty, then finds himself helplessly drawn to her startling blue eyes and sweet smile. Their connection is electric—something Samson never experienced with a woman. Lisbeth never dreamed of falling for the rough, brutal, drop-dead gorgeous, Samson, but she can’t deny the attraction simmering between them. She’s a hit at the club and the cash rolls in fast. Everyone’s happy except Yvette, Samson’s wildly jealous coke-addict girlfriend. Samson and Lisbeth’s steamy, dangerous obsession grows until— A vengeful Yvette and a rival Russian mobster threaten to wreck Samson’s world forcing him to decide between Yvette, the woman he wants to save, and Lisbeth, the woman he wants to love.


Review by Twinsie Angie

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

I was obsessed with the 2nd book of this duet so when I was offered book 1, I jumped.

Sampson and Lisbeth were HAWT reads, and I was so excited to see how we ended up in book 1.

If you read book 2 when it was first released, we kinda “know” what happens when Lisbeth comes looking for a bartending job but ends up as a stripper at the club.  This book takes us through the whole story with the crazy, jealous other woman and the not so amazing boss.

I loved the in-depth story that allowed us to SEE the couple when they fell in love,

Barbara is an Amazon Bestselling Author, and a native of New Jersey.
She loves her emotional, passionate alpha males and the women who tame them. Her writing is sexy, steamy and seductive, and her goal is to have fun while taking the reader away from their world and into hers.
She is proud of this second act in her life and loves meeting and getting to know her readers, fans, and all the wonderful people in the writing community.
Her passion for reading and words make this a journey of love. She considers reading a luxury and writing a necessity.