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#NewRelease – Stay Over, Kincaid Brothers book 1 by Kaylee Ryan

Stay Over (Kincaid Brothers Book 1) by [Kaylee Ryan]

Brooks

Overhearing my cousin’s best friend confessing that she’s never been satisfied wasn’t my fault… but offering to help her change that definitely was. Her brother is a friend of mine, and while this has a bad idea written all over it, it doesn’t stop us from becoming friends… with benefits.

Palmer is gorgeous, off-limits, and stubborn as hell. For the first time, I’m the one left wanting more.

I’m tired of watching her walk away. I’m ready for her to stay.

Palmer

I never dreamed having my crush overhear my most embarrassing confession would land me in his bed… or that I would want to stay there.

But our secret relationship has rules. No strings. No expectations. No feelings. What’s that saying about rules? Oh yeah, they’re meant to be broken.

But when it comes to Brooks, I’m afraid if I’m not the one to walk away, it won’t be just the rules broken.

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylee Ryan has been crowned the Queen of Swoon by her readers. With nearly fifty romance books under her belt, she’s known for penning happily ever afters with heart. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand or hanging out with her family where she resides in her home state of Ohio.

#WOTR23 #PartOfSeries #MultiAuthorSeries #MC – Sidra by Brandy Slaven and KB Everly

Brandy Slaven is the attending author.

Sidra by [Brandy  Slaven, K.B. Everly, Lipstick and Leather Motorcycle Club]

Welcome to the world of the Lipstick and Leather Motorcycle Club!

Love fiercely passionate female leads? Swoon over badass bikers? Ready to rally against gender roles? Pop that kickstand, start your engines, and join us for an epic road tour to meet all the chapters across the nation that make up Lipstick & Leather Motorcycle Club.

Sidra, club president of the Lipstick & Leather Southern Mississippi chapter, wants nothing more than to keep the peace in her tiny sliver of paradise, but when sin on wheels rides into town, she’s forced to make several crucial decisions that could wreck it all.

Each Lipstick & Leather chapter is a standalone Contemporary Reverse Harem Romance set in a shared world where ladies ride hard and shatter glass ceilings. You can look forward to releases from Adell Ryan, A.J. Macey, Rose Alexander, Daisy Emory, Brandy Slaven and K.B. Everly, Emma Cole, and JJ Dean!

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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

I have read many books by Brandy and a few from KB Everly.  I enjoy the writing style and stories each author can craft.  I looked forward to this story because its RH and MC.  Those are a total jam for me.  The concept of all women MC is a great genre.  I have only read one other series like that, so I was super pumped.

I will say the beginning of the story was kinda wordy and drug a bit.  I know we are world building, but I did put the book down a few times when reading.  Gotta say, I did enjoy the buildup between Sidra and Goul.  I mean totally awesome banter and chemistry between the President and her Enforcer.  The whole “We can’t but we want” thing really worked for me.  Seeing them pine for the other *Chef’s Kiss*  LOVED it!!  I knew this was an RH but thought maybe this book was just a contemporary MF. Which would have been cool.  But then all of a sudden 2 other men are tossed in Sidra’s bed and I didn’t feel that connection she had with them like Goul.  But that is just me…maybe because I was really digging Goul???

I did like the story of the other MC club in town doing bad business and trying to cause issue for Sidra and her town.  Sidra and her crew are proud to be supporting the community and not destroying it like the other MC.

All in all it was a great start or a great addition to the Leather and Lace MC series.  Also I think the covers are beautiful!!!!

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her creating worlds with her words, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at a state park.

Find her online at – www.authorbrandyslaven.com

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K.B. Everly is a USA Today Bestselling author from Southern Mississippi. She has one daughter, a puppy, and two cats who she claims are stealing her soul in only tiny doses so she won’t notice. She can be found (or not found) hiding from her tiny human so she doesn’t have to share her snacks. Usually it’s in the closet. What free time she has is used fighting with Malegficent, her prosthetic leg, or stuffing her face with copious amounts of coffee and candy as she types away on her next book.

#NewRelease #Military – Razor, Veterans of Valhalla by RJ Gray

Razor: A Military Romance (Veterans of Valhalla Book 8) by [RJ Gray, Golden Czeremack]

Now is not the time for a relationship!

Alia
My son’s hot football coach is driving me to distraction. Terrorists killed my husband five years ago, now I’m focused on raising our two boys and giving innocent people a voice. I am not looking for a relationship, but wouldn’t mind a good roll in the hay with the sexy giant of a man my boys call coach.

Razor
I don’t have time for any distractions right now, especially not the beautiful, curvy mother of my son’s best friend. My best friend Grif was tortured and killed before being dropped off on Valhalla. Now, I bide my time until I can avenge my brother’s death. Running my barber shop and coaching my son’s high school football team, pretending everything is fine… as I gather resources, put together a plan of vengeance.

Could a distraction be exactly what they both need?

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RJ Gray is a USA TODAY, Amazon & International Bestselling author of Explosively Hot Romance. She specializes in writing dominant military men and the feisty women they fall in love with.

Writing military romance comes second nature to RJ. A military veteran herself, she married her very own hero, an active duty EOD technician. In the last seventeen years of marriage, they’ve lived in Illinois, DC, Missouri, Alabama, Florida, Washington State, Colorado, Virginia and Hawaii. In 2022, the couple moved to the great state of South Carolina with their two young sons, two rescue dogs, and two adopted kittens.

When not writing, RJ’s hobbies include whipping up delicious meals, capturing life’s beauty with her camera and attending her children’s multiple sporting events.

Find out more about RJ by visiting her website www.AuthorRJGray.com or dropping her an email at AuthorRJGray@gmail.com.

#WOTR23 #Paranormal #FakeMate #Shifters #RawrCounty – The Red Panda’s Fake Mate, Rawr County Book 7 by Sophie Stern

The Red Panda's Fake Mate (Shifters of Rawr County Book 7) by [Sophie Stern]

Jennifer lives alone. She works alone. She travels alone. Everything in her life is centered around that solitude. She doesn’t do well with crowds or groups of people, so she’s chosen a job where she can work by herself without being distracted.

When her boss requests her presence on a company retreat that could lead to an incredible promotion, she realizes she needs to make herself seem as mature, well-rounded, and stable as possible.

What better way than by bringing her mate along?

The problem is that Jennifer doesn’t have a mate. Red pandas are notorious for living on their own or in very, very small groups, and she doesn’t exactly have a list of boyfriends on call.

When a chance encounter leads to the perfect opportunity to claim a fake mate as her own, Jennifer doesn’t resist.

After all, what’s the worst thing that could happen?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

Ok so if you don’t remember this let me refresh your memory, I love Sophie.  Her books are the perfect blend of sweet, sexy, funny, and steamy.  When she offered to let me read this series, I jumped.  I fell in love with Jennifer, the Panda, in a previous book.  She is a shy Panda who is crazy in love with her boss Lewis, the Lion.

Lewis is beyond stupid in love with his employee Jennifer.  He loves her late-night texts about how to take care of a foster kitten.  He loves her love of blueberry bagels.  He loves her…anything and everything.

When Lewis informs her, she is attending a weekend conference with him, she freaks.  She needs distance.  She needs to remain professional.  She needs…..a boyfriend.  SOOOO Enter Jennifer’s plan to rent a boyfriend so Lewis and her can keep it platonic. Good idea, right??  Yeah, we all know how this will turn out!

Lewis is none to thrilled to learn HIS Panda has a boyfriend.  But he is also none to happy to find out his assistant Graham is playing matchmaker with him and Jennifer.  A hotel “mistake”, a swimsuit debacle, and sharing a bed turns into everything Jennifer and Lewis need to confront their feelings.

I was laughing sooooo hard when Jennifer’s boyfriend shows up and what happens between him and Lewis…classic!!!

This series has been amazing.  I have been reading them out of order.  Each book is a stand alone and can be read any time.  If you love shifter stories, grab one and get started on it.  You will be in crazy love with her too.

Sophie Stern writes paranormal and contemporary romance stories for her amazing readers across the globe. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her pole dancing, traveling, or reading zombie novels.

Learn more at:

www.sexysophiestern.com

#WOTR23 #Military #Mystery #Audio – Stitched up Heart, Combat Heros book 1 by Tarina Deaton, Narration by Hayden Bishop

Stitched Up Heart (Combat Hearts Book 1) by [Tarina Deaton]

As an Air Force medic, Bree Marks saw the worst the War on Terror had to dish out. Now a physical therapist, she uses her experience to help other veterans heal from their physical wounds; while she battles her own emotional damage.

Blaming himself for his best friend’s suicide, former Army Ranger Jase Larken, retreated from life. To honor his best friend’s memory and assuage his guilt, he started an outdoor adventure company to help veterans with PTSD.

Bree had better things to do than catch her cheating fiance in bed with another woman. Jase is something better – for a night at least. For the first time in years, Jase wanted more. When he finds her again, he doesn’t give her another chance to run.

Jase’s protectiveness grates on Bree’s independent nature. She’s dealt with her fair share of alpha-male, door kickers and doesn’t need one telling her what to do now. But as a new danger emerges, Bree and Jase must face their pasts, before someone’s obsession with Bree destroys any chance they have of a future.

Can be read as a stand alone. No cliffhangers within the story.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this audio book.

First up, I am a narration snob.  I admit it.  I am picky and picky and even picky about my voices.  Ya’ll Hayden’s voice was THE BEST!!   Seriously she brought the characters to life.  She read the snide comments that were written with just the right attitude and sass.    For real….In love I am with her narration.

I grabbed this book because I had audio credits to burn.  I admit I was shallow when I saw the cover.  Don’t judge we have all stopped for a pretty cover.  Anywho, I then read the blub and was like hrmmmmm lets give it a whirl.

I am so dang glad I did.  I was laughing so hard at scenes because Denise and Bree are totally me and my bestie.  I was also fanning myself because ….. JASE….MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Its gonna take a lot for me to dump him as my book boyfriend……for this series at least.  #BookWhore

I loved that fact this book was military but not so over my head military I was lost.  I loved that the characters all understand what it is like to return home after service trying to find a new normal after all they saw and witnessed while in service.  I loved the teasing of which branch you served in.  I loved the comradery they all had.

Jase and Bree meet at a bar.  Bree had just tossed her fiancé and his side piece out when she decided to drink her sorrows away with her bestie.  After an amazing night with Mr. Walking Orgasm she slips out the door.  Jase is not happy because he finally felt a connection.  He is going crazy and then she just shows up in his life again.  Mr. Super Alpha grabs her and won’t let her go.  Literally he grabbed her and it was hysterical!

I thought the story of the two of them dealing with falling in love and falling so fast was freaking them out.  I loved they knew what the other was dealing with.  I loved that Bree kicks Jase’s ass but Jase also is there to hold Bree when she falls apart.

The mystery of the story is that someone is harming people for hurting Bree.  I thought I knew the who and when we find out the why, it made my heart sad.  Menta Health is a serious issue and I loved how respectfully this was dealt with throughout the book.

I am super pumped for Denise and Chris.  This is going to be a crazy ride!

Tarina has spent her entire life in and around the military – first as a dependent and then as an enlisted Air Force member.

She writes contemporary and military romance about strong women and the men strong enough to love them. She draws heavily from her own military experience to create authentic characters who face real personal challenges.

Tarina is still active duty and a single mom of six-year-old twins. Her favorite hobby is sleep. She has delusions of retiring from the military and being a stay-at-home mom and full-time writer.

#NewRelease – Rewrite the Rules by Kate Cove

Rewrite the Rules (Love, Me & the 303 Series Book 2) by [Kay  Cove]

Adler Haley writes great sex…just not under her name. And certainly not about her experiences—or lack thereof. There’s no safer place to express herself than behind the obscurity of ghostwriting romance novels. By day, Adler’s perfectly content to blend in at her boring nine-to-five as an executive assistant. At least until she meets Joelher new boss who has her wondering if love at first sight is more than just fiction.

Joel Lewis is convinced that relationships bring out the bad in people. And marriage? The worst. Ask his parents. His siblings. And his ex-girlfriend. Needing a fresh start, Joel trades the Big Apple to take the helm at a struggling venture capitalist firm in Denver. After meeting his new assistant, he has to work overtime to fight his feelings and adhere to the no-relationships policy he’s instated for his life.

Armed with The F-Buddy Rules for Survival, a clever set of guidelines designed to keep their friendship fun and fun only, Adler and Joel find themselves whisked into the most entertaining ‘situationship’of their lives. But it’s not long before Adler discovers a major issue with the rules—they weren’t meant to protect her from falling in love. They were only ever meant to keep Joel from finding out.

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Born in Colorado Springs, but raised all over (thanks military!), Kay Cove loves hiking on snow-capped mountains, blowing raspberries on her sons’ super pudgy baby bellies, and heated debates with her husband about topics such as the difference between turtles and tortoises, Marvel trivia, and most importantly—who misplaced the remote.

Kay, a former HR professional (survivor), startup junkie, and former CEO of the teeniest, tiniest virtual assistant company, has been writing pretty much forever. She finally decided at age thirty to start writing the stories she loves to read and to actually share the novels she poured countless hours, tears, sweat, and coffee into.

#WOTR23 #AntiHero #SeriesStarter – Powerhouse, Power Chain Book 1 by Ryan Michele and Chelsea Camaron

Ryan is our attending author this year.

PowerHouse (Power Chain Book 1)

No one denies me. Especially her.

She dismissed me.
That was her first mistake.
She thought I was a nice guy.
That was her second.
She had hope.
That was the final straw.
I am Onyx Blake.
I’m a powerhouse in an ugly underworld only found in her nightmares.
She’s going to learn quickly, I’m not the man to let anything go …
Including her.

Authors Chelsea Camaron and Ryan Michele team up to push beyond the boundaries, crossing a line into a deep, dangerous, and forbidden world. One where no one escapes, even if they beg to.

This is the Power Chain Series – a four book series of interconnected stand-alone romances.
Series reading order:
Power Chain
PowerHouse
Power Player
PowerLess
OverPowered

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Amazon Link HERE

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

What the actual EFF did I read??  OMG these ladies totally blew me away.  I love a good anti-hero book thanks to Ryan introducing me to the genre a few years ago.  She grabbed me, shook me and said “Woman you need to read THIS BOOK!!”  So yeah, I was excited to see her and my Sister Wife team up to write one too.

First up, Dane….
I am just sayin’ (AND I told CC), I am all over him like White on Rice ladies so yeah don’t even think about it.  I am straight up warning you away NOW.  I am super claimy with my book husbands.

Ok back to Onxy….there is absolutely no reason why I should but I love the hell outta him.  As CC told me…He is a dick but a dick with a heart 😊  #NiceTagLine

Onxy is everything you need to say away from.  He does illegal business but it’s also kinda good illegal business so that makes it ok…..Yeah total stockholmed with him I tell ya.  Torryn AKA Collateral is just that…..she was in the wrong place and the wrong time with the wrong people.  She is forced and then agrees to stay to help her sister.  I mean when you find out why she openly agrees to say with her kidnapper, you would stay too.

I can’t begin to get into the plot because that would spoil EVERYTHING for you and trust me, YOU NEED TO EXPERIENCE IT.  Onxy and Torryn are a hell of a couple.  They both push and pull.  They both love and love hard.  They both are loyal to those they love and they both are lost with out the other.

The plot is insane and once you think you know it all, it gets a whole new level of insane.  Then you think ok its all good, I got this and then BOOM more crazy.  This book was not one you could put down.  Be ready to sit and read, read, read each and every page like I did.  After I was like WHOOOOOAAAA and then I immediately messaged CC to say WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME!!!!!!!

USA Today Bestselling Author Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.

Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.

Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.

When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.

She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.

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Ryan Michele found her passion in bringing fictional characters to life. She loves being in an imaginative world where anything is possible, and she has a knack for special twists readers don’t see coming.

She writes MC, Contemporary, Erotic, Paranormal, New Adult, Inspirational, and other romance-based genres. Whether it’s bikers, wolf-shifters, mafia, etc., Ryan spends her time making sure her heroes are strong and her heroines match them at every turn.

When she isn’t writing, Ryan is a mom and wife living in rural Illinois and reading by her pond in the warm sun.

#NewRelease #Vampire #Comedy – A Vampire’s Midlife Crisis , Misfits of New Orleans book 1 by Valerie Twombly

A Vampire's Midlife Crisis (Misfits Of New Orleans Book 1) by [Valerie Twombly]

Her life wasn’t all bad until she woke up a vampire.

Sabrina raised a daughter, started her own coffee shop, and bought her dream house in her hometown of New Orleans. If she had to complain about anything, it would be the seventh level of Hell hot flashes that come with being 53 years old. That is, until she wakes up a vampire.

Her body has never been more perky and her hair is a dream. Problems? Several. A vampire shouldn’t have hot flashes, mood swings that rival a rollercoaster ride, and the urge to drop into a dead sleep at 9:00 pm.
There is a God and he goes by the name of Christoph, the king of the New Orleans coven and a vampire who is hotter than her night sweats. Ready to jump his ancient bones, she manages self control. Barely. When she learns he can cure more than her animalistic urges, she will promise anything.

Enter the misfits. A succubus kicked out of Hell, an old as dirt reaper, a purple dragon whose hiccups light eyebrows on fire, and a cute as can be pooch that’s really a Hellhound. All occupants of the B&B, Fangri-La and Sabrina’s job is to turn Christoph’s new acquisition into a thriving business. Holy hot flashes, she may have sunk her fangs into more than she can handle.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

I gotta admit I was nervous how this book would go.  Valerie writes such amazing books that are intense and full of stress so I was like “Can she pull off a comedy??”  DUDE she did it and she did it so well.  This book reminds me a lot of the comedy series from Robyn Peterman I read.

Sabrina is totally me…a mom, business owner, menopausal annnd a vampire????  Ok so I am not a vampire but yeah she wakes up and is a vampire.  Not cool right??  I mean she was turned to save her life but much like my luck, shit goes WHACK so she has to meet the Vampire King.  Christopher is so much fun.  They are so much fun.  Everything and everyone in the book are just fun.

For me that was a great change of pace from the normal book Valerie writes and I am guessing it’s a nice chance of pace for her too. I mean writing bout over the top situations and comedy would be a great change of pace.

My only “complaint” is I would have loved more but I totally look forward to more from this series.

Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and dog, in Northern IL.

#WOTR23 #Audio #MC – Nightengale, Steel MC Montana Charter book 9 by Michel Prince and Wren McCabe, Narration by Kat Maxwell

Nightingale (Steel MC Montana Charter Book 9)

In book nine of the Steel MC Montana Charter: A few years from a divorce Amber Ferguson, a single mother of two, was juggling at the level she could handle when a motorcycle accident blocked the highway and sent dozens to the hospital. Rushing to use the skills she had from years as an emergency room nurse, she helps stabilize the injured as they waited for transport. Amber, used to healing then sending people on their way, finds the Steel MC and more importantly, a bearded man named Mountain. They were now welcoming her into their world. But when their world threatens her family she will need to decide if the security they provide is enough to let the love she feels grow.

Standing out was never an issue for Björn ‘Mountain’ Jensen. Class photos, sports teams, even in his own family he was tallest, broadest and epitomized his Viking heritage. With the Steel MC Montana Charter, his size wasn’t the reason the man stood out. While the largest man by far, his past set him apart from the group. A handful of former Roadkillers had tried to patch over, but after a year, only Mountain remained. Prospect for life, as he tried to gain the trust of his former enemies, to prove his loyalty and worth. When tragedy strikes during a ride, Mountain steps in and his efforts do not go unnoticed. For Mountain, a woman willing to help captures more than his attention. Sending him into a personal skid where his only true salvation will come from the trust and love of his Nightingale.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this book.

*Sobbing and whaling* Now I am caught up I must wait like everyone else who is addicted to this series *sobbing and whining* I hate waiting!!!!

Ok so I got my tantrum outta the way lets get to talking about Mountain and Nightingale.  I LOVED THEM SO MUCH.  Ok so I am sure that’s not gonna sell ya on the series so lets talk more…..I am a mega nerd.  I am a sci-fi chick so the sci-fi references made me giggle a lot in this book.  Again might not be the best seller but I tried!!  LOL

Mountain is a man of mystery.  I mean Jesus he is hot as EFF but we don’t really know much about his history.  All we know is he WAS associated with a bad group of bikers, but he walked when he realized they were not the group for him.  Since joining the Steels he finally found a family and is not so patiently waiting to be patched in.  When a run for fun turns into a nightmare, Mountain proves his worth once again to the club.

Amber is a single, divorced mom trying to do her best for her kids when she sees a bad accident happen.  The trauma nurse in her jumps up to help.  She is thankful for the assistance Mountain gave her kids during the drama of the day.  However, the little spark between the two and her need to nurture gave him a reason to see her again.

The courtship of Amber by Mountain is so slow burn and also absolutely delicious.  He knows her limits due to being a mom but goes out of his way to show her he cares for her kids as much as he is growing to care for her.

Amber is what I would guess anyone who is unsure of this new MC life would feel.  She has questions and concerns but her love of this man…this MOUNTAIN is growing so much faster than she can stop.

A little misunderstanding plus a very scary traumatic scene makes Amber question the loyalty of her man to her and her family. Amber’s dickhole ex-husband causes more drama for her and her new relationship with Bjorn but she just cant stop because for the first time EVER she feels seen, heard, and respected.

I have to say IF Baldy did not own my heart…I might be #TeamMountain.  He is the big, mean looking, scary muscle of the MC but his heart is a squishy teddy bear…errrr wookie….. for the woman and kids, he has fall in love with.

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.

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Wren grew up in the Northern part of the USA. She enjoys spending time with family, curling up with a good book, coloring in her adult books and driving motorcycles, big trucks and fast cars to relieve stress after a busy week.

Born in a large family she is all about family values and morals.

Wren’s friends and family will agree she is never far from a pen and paper as she finds so many things in the world peak her interest and can inspire an entire story.

#WOTR23 #Police #Mystery #PartofaSeries – Deadly Secrets (New York State Trooper Series Book 3) by Jen Talty, narration by Kate Udall

Deadly Secrets (New York State Trooper Series Book 3) by [Jen Talty]

” After staring down the wrong end of a gun, not once, but twice, all Patty Harmon had wanted was to have a little fun. She’d spent most her life taking care of everyone else but herself. And while she had a plan for her life, she hadn’t yet started to live her life. So, when the aloof, distant, and emotionally unavailable New York State Trooper Reese McGinn takes an interest in her, she’s all in…for the moment. When the moment is over, they go their separate ways and Patty can get back to her life plan. But once again, that plan is interrupted when Patty finds herself pregnant. She’ll let Reese back in for the sake of the child, but can she keep Reese from stealing her heart?

New York State Trooper Reese McGinn has been haunted by his late mothers confession and the secret she still took to her grave. For the last seven years, he’s done nothing but move from job to job and town to town, vowing to never put down roots. But when his summer fling with Patty Harmon ends with a child on the way, he decides that its time to forget the past. Only the past doesn’t want to forge him and a deadly secret rises from the grave, threatening to take away everything he thought he thought he never wanted.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this audiobook.

I was looking for a new something something to read and grabbed this book from a new to me author.  The blub got my attention annnnd it came on audio.  Double win!!

The story is about Patty.  She is a town local and always does the RIGHT thing.  But for once in her life, she decided to not be the “Good Girl” but a “Naughty Girl” and have a fling with the town Playboy, Reese.  Of course, Patty falls hard for Mr. Tall Dark and BADGED!!!

Reese has a lot of skeletons in his closet.  IT’S so full he sure as hell can’t close it with out ramming up to the door and jamming it shut.  He meets Patty and is all in for a few one-night stands when all of a sudden, he realized he kinnnnnda likes her.  SO of course, he must run for the hills.  When Mr Reese puts in for a transfer he gets a call of a man with a gun in Patty’s office!!  911 To the rescue!!!

Patty is not having a great day.  The guy she is falling for breaks it off, she is pregnant with said mans baby annnnd now a dude has a gun ….in her face…..This is definitely going to be  baaaad day.

Reese and Patty survive the office drama and have to “Talk”.  Patty and Reese both need to open up but both are scared outta their minds.   Patty because she knows he isn’t the settle down kind and Reese is being ruled by his past.   When Reese makes some decisions to help his soon to be child and hopefully the woman he will spend his life with, more drama ensues.  *GASP* Who is trying to kill him, Patty, and of course ruin his new life plans.

I enjoyed the story but a few times I wanted to shake both Patty and Reese because ….STUBBORN….

I did like the twist at the end of who the bad guy was.  I didn’t see all whole twist ending coming but the parts I didn’t see had me going “Oh snap!”

The narration was done well and I enjoyed Kate’s voice for all of the characters in the story.

Jen Talty is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Paranormal Romance. In the fall of 2020, her short story was selected and featured in a 1001 Dark Nights Anthology. She is currently contracted to write in the With Me in Seattle series by Kristen Proby with Lady Boss Press, as well as Susan Stoker’s Special Forces: Operation Alpha and Elle James’s Brotherhood Protectors.

Regardless of the genre, her goal is to take you on a ride that will leave you floating under the sun with warmth in your heart. She writes stories about broken heroes and heroines who aren’t necessarily looking for romance, but in the end, they find the kind of love books are written about :).

She first started writing while carting her kids to one hockey rink after the other, averaging 170 games per year between 3 kids in 2 countries and 5 states. Her first book, IN TWO WEEKS was originally published in 2007. In 2010 she helped form a publishing company (Cool Gus Publishing) with NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer where she ran the technical side of the business through 2016.

Jen is currently enjoying the next phase of her life…the empty nester! She and her husband reside in Jupiter, Florida.

Grab a glass of vino, kick back, relax, and let the romance roll in…