Wicked was finally content or as content as a witch with twins, a sexy panther Shifter mate and crazy cat familiar could be. Or so she thought. The twist and turns of her past have come back to haunt her again, but this time her dreams may come true giving Wicked the big family she had always wanted.
Welcome back to the town of Assjacket for more wickedly hilarious mixtures of paranormal personalities.
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
This series has me cracking up. I enjoy seeing more and more of all these witches, familiars and shifters. These are great quick reads and pick me ups. The things Bruce gets up to I’m telling you he would keep any witch on their feet.
Wicked’s past is once again landing on her front porch. This time it brings a witch named Angel and her familiar Rook. As if Bruce couldn’t make enough mischief himself let’s just add Rook the blue crow wearing 3D glasses to the mix.
Things are truly looking up for Wicked she has more people in her life. She knows she can trust them and they have her back. We get to meet Robert and Angel and I could not be more pleased to see these two come into Wicked’s life again.
I have really enjoyed this world of Magic and Mayhem that Teresa Gabelman has tossed me into. Cannot wait to read more of Wicked’s life.
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!
I seriously don’t even know where to begin with this review. This book is everything. EVERY SINGLE THING. If you love reverse harem and bully romances that teeter on the dark side of things, this book is for you. I am chomping at the bit for book 2! Like seriously. This book is definitely in my top 5 books of 2020! Now for my review:
I read the blurb but still had no idea what I was getting into with this book. It’s a bully reverse harem but oh so much more than that too. I was trying to predict through the whole thing. I wanted to know why the boys were bullies. I wanted to know why Colton was the way that she was. I wanted to know everything. There are five books in this series and I have a feeling that we won’t know every thing until the very last book. I don’t want to give too much away but if you love the bully trope and reverse harem trope, you have to read this book. This is by far CL’s best writing to date. I’m so proud of her.
This book deals with secrets, lust, passion, love, betrayal, heartache and more. So so much more. Every new character mentioned, I wasn’t sure if I could trust. Even after finishing the book, I don’t think I can trust anyone. Except for Colt.
Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Susane Colasanti, Angie Stanton’s swoon-worthy romance–about an ordinary girl and a young rock star–will keep readers on the edge of their seats . . . and leave them wanting more.
In an instant, Libby’s life went from picture-perfect to a nightmare. After surviving a terrible car accident, Libby is abandoned by her father and left with her controlling aunt. A new town, a new school, no friends–Libby is utterly alone. But then she meets Peter.
The lead singer in a rock band with his brothers, Peter hates that his parents overly manage his life. Constantly surrounded by family, Peter just wants to get away. And when he meets Libby, he’s finally found the one person who just wants to be with him, not the rock star.
But while Peter battles his family’s growing interference in both his music and personal life, Libby struggles with her aunt, who turns nastier each day. And even though Libby and Peter desperately want to be together, their drastically different lives threaten to keep them apart forever.
Original Review HERE from December 2012 (Be kind. I had just started blogging and reviewing…LOL)
I was given this audio book from the author for an honest review.
I read this book when I first started blogging and 6 years later when the author offered an audio I jumped.
I enjoyed the narration of the story and the narrators voice was enjoyable to listen too. Sometimes a bad narrator can make a book not so enjoyable.
I still enjoyed this story like I did 6 years ago. I loved the theme of family and dreams plus wants and desires.
I am still not a huge YA reader, but the story of Libby and Peter did pull at me. I will say the entire time I am reading of Peter and his brother being rock stars I kept seeing the Jonas Brothers in my mind. LOL The story has deep themes and Libby will just slay you with her sweet and innocent persona.
I don’t get much time to “reread” but I am so glad I grabbed this audio when offered. I remembered loving this story and it hasn’t changed for me at all.
Angie Stanton is a life-long daydreamer who grew up with her hands on a book and her head in the clouds. As an adult, she’s put her talent to good use writing award winning contemporary fiction about life, love, and the adventures that follow.
Angie has a Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin and is the best selling author of Waking in Time, If Ever, Rock and a Hard Place, Snapshot, Royally Lost, Under the Spotlight, Snowed Over, and Love ‘em or Leave ‘em.
Angie is a proud winner of a Midwest Book Award for Waking in Time.
Waking in Time is also a finalist in the National Readers Choice Awards as is her book If Ever and Love ’em or Leave ’em.
In her spare time, Angie sneaks off to New York City to enjoy the best entertainment experience on earth, Broadway. She is currently working on a series of Broadway-themed books, and is a contributing writer to BroadwayWorld.com.
Angie’s latest release is If Ever, a sexy, playful love story spanning from LA to New York and London.
All Nicki’s investigations have led to this very moment in time.
Will she bring down Cecil Montgomery, the puppet master behind all evil in Winchester?
Will she find out who Blackie is?
And, when she uncovers all their dirty deeds, will she be able to save herself or will they stop her from revealing everything?
Nicki is now in the most dangerous spot she’s ever been in. Now that she no longer has a protector, she’s on her own. In her pursuit of justice, trying to bring down every corrupt person she’s discovered in her beloved Winchester, she’s made some headway—but, thanks to the likes of her main nemesis Montgomery and his hitman, it’s between her and them…and they’ve got a lot more practice at their craft.
Will Nicki survive this ultimate endgame or will Montgomery keep running Winchester, business as usual?
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Friends from the day I started this series so many hears ago, I have dreaded and waited with bated breath for this book. Dreaded because Nicki is such a bad ass chick but waited because, if you are a fan of the series, you know what happened in the last book and I am still not ok. STILL. NOT. OK!!
So this book picked up with Nicki trying to figure out what happened to Sean and solve the case to finally put Cecil away for all the crimes he has committed all these years. She still had Janice helping her and Jesse but when Travis offers to help…I was stunned. They most definitely are not friends, but their mutual love of Sean brings them together.
So much stuff happens quickly in the beginning. The story opener is one that leaves you on the edge of your seat. It was a great beginning for sure. I will say I felt a little lost since I haven’t reread the series so the names being thrown at me initially had me scratching my heard trying to remember who was who and why we didn’t like them a few books ago. BUT once we get the low down on them, we are thrust into a story of suspicion, paranoia, mystery, and sadness.
Jesse is going to do anything to help his best friends’ memory and help Nicki to figure out this case. Even with Nicki being tracked and even with Nicki being threatened, she will not back down which is what I love about her.
I will say I loved when everything starts to unravel, and all the secrets start to spill. The final ending is one that left me so happy and I even told Jade I approve of the ending. I was going to be sad if I had to drive to her house and punch her!!
1. Imagine 2. Play some music 3. Write 4. Blow readers away 5. Repeat
Jade C. Jamison is a steamy romance author, heavy metal fangirl, wife and mom, coffee connoisseur, cat lover, and vegan foodie–not necessarily in that order. She loves life and believes we learn our wisest lessons when reading, especially if it’s fiction. Her heroines are fierce, her heroes all but broken, both seeking redemption together. Whether in a small Colorado town or big city, she strives to take her readers’ breath away…one story at a time.
Without a pack there’s only one thing about Catrina’s future that’s certain. Death. But all she cares about is avenging her parents’ murders, and being part of a pack will only slow her down.
After being wrongfully imprisoned in a wildlife sanctuary, Catrina catches the attention of the Wolf Creek Alpha—Killian Stone. He wants her in his pack, but Cat refuses to submit, not when she’s come this close to finally getting the revenge she craves.
But he’s determined to save her…
Killian will do anything to uncover her secrets. There’s no way he’ll stand by and watch her self-destruct as a lone wolf because of a past she can’t change.
As their attraction grows Cat starts to doubt every decision she’s ever made. Killian shows her what it’s like to be part of a family and proves to her she doesn’t have to be alone.
Torn between a future with a loving pack, and a past she’s been shackled to for so long, Cat needs to decide if she’s willing to move on…or lose the last hope she’s ever had of finding peace.
I was given the ebook from the author for an honest review but I did purchase the audio book to listen too.
I am a sucker for a shifter series. I also loved this authors dystopia book and so I politely begged for this book as well. LOL I will say I am very excited for a new to me series to continue to read.
The narration for this story was enjoyable. Sometimes, you can get a narrator who you just don’t think fits the story, but Skylar Summers hit each voice perfectly. I really enjoyed her Scottish accents.
Before I start the story review I will say there are times I felt the story did drag a bit BUT since this is the first book in the series, I chalked it up to world and character building. The excessive details about random things would pull me out of the story at times but over all I still liked the story and am ready for book 2.
Killian finds a feral shifter who is being held in a human zoo/sanctuary when he goes to get her. Right from the start he knows she is different but does not understand how or why. We meet Catrina who has been through the biggest loss of her life and is scared. She was hidden away while her parents were being killed and then ran…for 6 years in wolf form.
We see Killian, Jamie and the rest of the pack welcome Catrina and try to help her acclimate to the human world again. We also see the chemistry between Killian and Cat. Its very instant they have a drive to touch and see each other all the time.
We soon deal with pack jealousy over Killian’s obvious affections for Cat. We see Cat making friends and forming family/pack bonds even if she denies it. But Cat is looking for revenge against those who killed her parents.
We soon meet the “bad” people but don’t understand what is happening except we know they want Cat. I will say as the story starts to unfold with who is looking for Cat, her past is opened up and we learn about her parents and life pre-murder, you cant help but feel sorry for her and all her loss. However, seeing Killian stand and support her even if his wolf gets a smidge jealous made me giggle….oh Killian.
The end of the story was super interesting. I liked the twist of what made Cat “special”. I also look forward to Aiden and learning more about him. But first up is Jamie in book 2 and I feel like Mr. Playboy isn’t loving being single after all he says.
Author H.R. Savage (Heather) started reading romance at an age that made her father cringe as she tried to hide the cover behind her hands. She technically finished writing her first book in Junior High, where it mysteriously disappeared in a reformatting incident. Due to the encouragement of her English teachers at her small town school in La Verne, California, she never lost her love for the art. Now a woman who swears by the power of coffee, Chinese food, and wine (not necessarily in that order), she decided it was time to create stories from the characters in her head.
When Heather isn’t writing, outlining, or pinning pictures of hot ‘character inspirations’ on Pinterest™, she is spending time with her three beautiful children and handsome husband.
What in the Chicken of the Sea was I thinking to agree to this half arsed Otherworld Defense Agency mission?
I’m the most absurdly good looking Vampire Pirate of the High Seas. Being on the run for my life is very important work… and a freaking full time job. Defending Mermaids from some vicious Sea Hags is going to cut into my pilfering time.
Even though this is a very bad move on my part, I know I’ll eventually agree—too many bounties on my arse to refuse, and the thought of a certain Mermaid makes my roger quite jolly.
However, Tallulah, the leader of the Mystical Isle Pod of Mermaids, isn’t going to be happy to see me… at all. The horrible, sexy, breathtaking woman has been starring in my dreams for too many years to count. Sadly, just when my mind wanders to the really good nookie part, the dream ends with her lopping my Johnson off.
I just hope to Hell and back that the Sea Hags have some outstanding booty to steal. If I’m going to have to regrow my tallywhacker, the treasure had better damned well be worth it.
Running a tourist trap for humans in the Bermuda Triangle had sounded like a fine plan—until it wasn’t. With the Sea Hags gunning for our island and ruining our questionably successful business, I did what any desperate Mermaid would do. I called for backup.
Of course, getting help from the Otherworld Defense Agency is risky as they don’t usually deal with ocean creatures. Whatever. Desperate times call for crappy measures. Chances are they’ll send freaking Pirates. I hate Pirates…
Well, I hate one Pirate in particular.
Hopefully, it won’t be the one seafaring jackhole I despise more than any other. Pirate Doug would be an idiot to show his face here after what he’d done. Not only did the dumbass abscond with our treasure, the son-of-a-bitch took my heart with him as well.
I’ll tear his sorry ass to shreds if he so much as steps even one hairy toe on my island.
I queued up my audio books and I HAD NOTHING!! *GASP* I started scrolling through a list of attending authors from Writers on the River Author Event. It’s been AGES since I read anything from Robyn annnd I remember them being hysterical. The audio price was $2 and I grabbed it. 2 hours of laughs…yes please.
This book starts with Pirate Doug. His accent and stupidity…hello word of the day incorrectly used…had me chuckling a lot. Then to find out his has been assigned to help Tallulah and her mermaid friends from some Seahags. Again, I cracked up. When Doug…excuse me PIRATE Doug begins to tell his history with Tallulah……I knew this was just what I needed. I mean she was going to cut ff his *Wink* Jolly Roger. I can’t stop giggling as I type this.
The story is an absolute over the top, hysterical rescue of Tallulah and her friends. Uhm Ariel might have been my favorite but whatever. LOL I seriously will be grabbing the other stories and listening when I just need some stupid funny in my day.
Robyn writes because the people inside her head won’t leave her alone until she gives them life on paper. Her addictions include shoes (the expensive kind), Coke with extra ice in a styrofoam cup, and bejeweled reading glasses.
A former professional actress, she now lives in the south with her family and too many animals to count. Writing gives her a chance to have a job where working in her P.J.’s is acceptable.
A desire for Light. A mark for Dark. A fate that would change the world.
Sierra Grey is a Daughter of the Dark, she’s a wicked witch. As good as she is at being bad, it never felt right to her. There was always the longing for something more, something she shouldn’t give two cents about, LOVE.
Unfortunately for Sierra, love was not something that could penetrate the icy exterior of the heart of a Daughter of the Dark. Just as she’d accepted that it was her destiny to be alone, everything changed.
Her unexpected attraction to Horacio, a Light witch, goes much deeper than a physical attraction. Her budding feelings for him are not only against the law, but it puts a target on her head.
Will Sierra ignore her misplaced emotions and return to the Dark or will she risk it all for the chance of something more?
No love for the Wicked is a standalone Novella by USA Today Bestselling Author Jessica Cage.
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
In a parallel world with Earth, Sierra is a Daughter of the Dark. She is not destined for love or any type of an HEA. However, she has always felt different and that she was meant for the Light. She tries to keep her friendships with the Lights but as life goes on it gets more difficult every day. But one day, she runs into a Light hottie named Horacio and can not stop thinking about him. All of her senses are on high alert. She is sent on a mission with Horacio and here is where the trouble starts. Both of them can’t deny their attraction and naturally, sparks fly! Here is where things really get messy. While both of them have always abided by the rules and did what they were supposed to do, something more sinister was going on and they were at the very root of it. When the twists start coming, they do not stop. Secrets are uncovered and then they really have to decide what is right and what is wrong…then decide if they go down that path. Now, this is a novella and is a quick read but the author did a great job putting a lot of action, sexy time, and snark into such a fast read. The ending had me completely shocked. I had no idea that it was going this way and that it would end right there. There were some areas where I wish there was more to the story or areas that could have been elaborated on, but then it wouldn’t be a novella. All in all, it was a great read that gives you a little bit of everything in a small action packed package.
Award winning and USA Today Bestselling author, Jessica Cage was born and raised in Chicago, IL. Writing has always been a passion for her. She dabbles in artistic creations of all sorts but at the end of the day, it’s the pen that her hand itches to hold. Jessica had never considered following her dream to be a writer because she was told far too often “There is no money in writing.” So she chose the path most often traveled. During pregnancy, she asked herself an important question. How would she be able to inspire her unborn son to follow his dreams and reach for the stars, if she never had the guts to do it herself? Jessica decided to take a risk and unleash the plethora of characters and their crazy adventurous worlds that had previously existed only in her mind, into the realm of readers. She did this with hopes to inspire not only her son but herself. Inviting the world to tag along on her journey to become the writer she has always wanted to be. She hopes to continue writing and bringing her signature Caged Fantasies to readers everywhere.
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Can town librarian Lily Dixon and MMA bad boy Reese Cooper keep their love affair a secret in small town Iowa? Braden, Iowa is the last place on earth Reese Cooper wanted to be but a devastating injury in the octagon forces the MMA fighter back to the small town he once called home. He barely steps foot on Main Street before he is reunited with Lily Dixon, the town librarian and the girl who possessed his heart since they were in kindergarten. Every day in Braden is the same for Lily Dixon. That is until Reese Cooper walks back into her life. With his chiseled, perfect body and dreamy blue eyes, he steals her heart just like he did when they were kids. His kisses, his touch are far better than any fantasy she’s ever had about him. Is she willing to risk everything when her preacher father finds out about her love affair with the town bad boy? And what will happen when Reese goes back to Vegas, leaving her alone in Braden without him?
I bought this book and listened to the audio book.
This is a sweet insta love story about town bad boy Reese who comes home after a log absence to recoup after a bad fight. He is stunned stupid to see the one women he cant seems to shake out of his system still looking as beautiful as he remembered.
Lilly has always had a crush on town bad boy Reese but knew he was not interested in her in any way. When he comes back to town and starts kissing her ear, she is confused because how can the only person she ever loved be here in town and kissing her ear!!!
The love story is insta love in the fact it moves very quickly, and they are professing their love for one another. They are trying to hide the relationship from her father who is the town preacher and does not approve. Reese also worries about Lilly’s reputation in the small town if things get out about what they are doing in the evening *wink*
The couple have a few things to work out like is Reese leaving when he rehabs his injury, what happens when his MMA promoter comes back and what happens when a secret is soon spilled about Lilly!!
If you enjoy insta love stories you will enjoy this book.
I will saw this narration isn’t my favorite. I almost wonder if I might have enjoyed the book more with me reading vs listening to his voice.
Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.
For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.
There were two brothers who collected tales from their homeland and put them in a book. Stories of magical creatures and horrible fates. Princesses who fell under enchantment and princes who came from the countryside to save them.
These are not those stories.
And we are not those brothers.
This time, it’s the Sisters turn to spin nine tales that will delight and terrify you. If you were looking for those classic stories you heard in your childhood, look again, because these stories aren’t like any you’ve heard before.
Maidens turning into flowers, and soldiers brought back to life by a snake’s whim, these stories are filled with a dark romance that you can only get when you reimagine those classic Fairy Tales.
Here’s your chance to find out if all Fairy Tales end in: Happily Ever After…
Or if their fates are sometimes a little bit Grimm…
Andi Lawrencovna, Rochelle Bradley, Isobelle Cate, Hope Daniels & Alicia Dawn, Jennifer Daniels, SE Winters, Genevieve Gornichec, Shaunna Rodriguez, Kali Willows
Rochelle puts an artistic spin on everything she does but there are two things she fails at miserably:
1. Cooking (seriously, she can burn water)
2. Sewing (buttons immediately fall back off)
She loves baking and makes a mean BTS (Better than Sex) cake. When in observation mode she is quiet, however, her mouth is usually open with an encouraging glass-is-half-full pun or, quite possibly, her foot.
She is a Bearcat, a Buckeye, an interior decorator, and fluent in sarcasm.
In 2008, when her youngest entered Kindergarten, she decided to get the stories out of her head. Midway through her first novel, hurricane Ike (yes, a hurricane in Ohio) rendered the laptop useless with a nine-day power outage. She didn’t give up, but continued to pursue her dream.
Every November Rochelle takes on the challenge of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo.org) where she endeavors to write 50,000 words in thirty days. You can often hear her cheering the Dayton area Wrimos (those who join her in this crazy pursuit).
Rochelle shares her home with a big black cat, an itty-bitty orange tiger kitty, her daughter, her son, and her Prince.
She loves to connect with readers. You can find her on Facebook (search for Author Rochelle Bradley), Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Visit Rochelle’s website to sign up for her newsletter to keep up to date about future novels and book signings (RochelleBradley.com).
Hello! I’m Jennifer Daniels, I live in Upstate NY with my husband and son. I’m a nurse by trade but, my arthritis does not allow to do my nursing anymore. My arthritis is called Ankylosing Spondylitis, it is a autoimmune disease with no cure. Anyways, one day I just started to write and then I went to the Writer’s on the River book signing. It was absolutely amazing and inspiring. So, a year later my debut book Opalla was released. My little family loves to be outdoors fishing, camping and going to the lake.
Our friends are family by choice. We’ve been through victories and broken hearts, illness, and accidents, smiles, and tears.
I promised Billie when she married me that I would give her everything. We are spending the holidays in our new house, filled with decorations, joy, and love. Hopefully, in the years to come, we will fill the house with many memories and a baby or two.
The couples tied to Forde Limited are ready are ready for whatever life will bring.
Melanie Jayne doesn’t know what she wants to be when and if she ever grows up. She’s worked retail, recorded hearings in a Federal Courtroom, worked behind the scenes with security at a casino and currently she is living her dream writing Romance.
She plots and plans from her farm in central Indiana that she shares with her husband and two mastiffs, Ginger and Duncan Keith. When she isn’t creating she can be found watching sports, searching for the perfect mascara and reading. She also loves questionable TV- Any Real Housewives, The Steve Wilkos Show and Live PD. Plus she is addicted to the TMZ app on her phone.
Melanie loves to meet readers. She attends many conferences and signings. Please take a moment and introduce yourself and tell her what you are reading,
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