#WOTR21 #AuthorSpotlight – Sophie Stern

Sophie Stern

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Sophie Stern

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.

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

I think the first book in the series is always the most difficult for me since there’s so much world-building involved. I have to let my readers know the rules of the world, and I have to decide how the characters will interact within that setting! The other books fall into place more easily for me.

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

Renee Rose! I have been reading her books for years and would love to get to meet her in real life one day.

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

What’s the most exciting thing about writing for you? What’s your go-to drink for while you’re writing? Do you have a favorite character that you’ve written?

 What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

When I went to my first book signing, I had someone come up to me and tell me they’d read Dragon Isle. That was my first series, and to have someone I didn’t know read it, enjoy it, and then tell me about it was wildly overwhelming, but in a good way!

What is your definition of success?

The cool thing about success is that it looks different for everyone. For me, being able to support my family on my writing is the greatest feeling!

What are your social links?

http://www.twitter.com/sexysophiestern; http://facebook.com/sexysophiestern; http://www.instagram.com/dontdatedemons

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#Review – The Road To Heartbreak by J.L. Baldwin

From that first moment I saw Roscoe until he left town, we were the best of friends growing up.

My feelings for him grew with time, but when I finally decided to tell him how I felt, he left to travel the world with a country band, taking my heart with him.

Life has a way of giving you your own country song. I know it did for me when years later, Roscoe breezed back into my life as if no time had passed, and returned keeping a promise I thought he’d forgotten with his guitar and my heart in tow.

This novella was originally published in the Rocked to the Core Anthology, and has been rewritten and expanded with new scenes and chapters. Hope y’all enjoy!
This novella was originally published in the Rocked to the Core Anthology, and has been rewritten and expanded with new scenes and chapters. Hope y’all enjoy it!
This book was so freaking sweet. Like one of the sweetest things I have ever read. I usually go for all the smut and I actually went into this book blind, so I had no idea that it was as sweet as it was. But I am totally fine with that! It was a nice change compared to some of the dirty books I’ve read.
Roscoe and Ophelia grew up together. He came to join her family when they were kids and they ended up being foster brother and sister. But that of course never stopped their feelings from growing for each other.
They both have careers of their own. With Roscoe being a big musician and Ophelia working with animals, they focus on their jobs until something happens that calls both of them home.
Roscoe decides to take Ophelia on a little trip but of course, that doesn’t go as planned. She’s not used to being in the spot light or seeing the women fawn over the man she’s in love with, so it puts a damper on things and her feelings for him.
Together they fight the little issues that life throws at them but like all romance books that we love to devour, love conquers all!
I really enjoyed this book and could see the growth in JL’s writing. I understand that it’s been two years since she published a book but you can clearly see that she took some time to expand on her writing and story telling.

#Review – Throttled (Men of Inked Novella) by Chelle Bliss


She’s about to become his – Mrs. Joseph Gallo. All she wants is to be his, but his possessiveness days before the wedding has her questioning the reality of a happily ever after.

He’s not easy. He’s territorial and doesn’t share well with others. City’s staking his claim, making Suzy his forever.
Their future teeters precariously on the cliff of matrimonial bliss. Will their love survive his alpha nature or will it all unravel before she can say ‘I do’?

Suzy and City get married!!!

This novella was so much fun and HOT! Holy City. What a hero!

This story is short but it’s jam packed with so much goodness, I absolutely loved it!

City and Suzy are in the middle of wedding planning and when their wedding fast approaches, they have their bachelor/bachelorette parties. City and the boys end up at the same bar that Suzy and the girls are at and unfortunately, City sees some guy all over his girl.

Drama happens and their relationship is tested. I guess you’ll have to read to find out what happens and how it all works out.

I loved the Christmas part of this book too. It got me a little emotional as well. Which doesn’t happen often when I read, so kudos to you, Chelle!

#WOTR21 #AuthorSpotlight – Melanie Jayne/M. Jayne

Melanie Jayne

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m a storyteller.

My grandparents were writers and huge influences in my life. When I spent time with them as a child, instead of playing games or with toys, we made up stories. When I grew older, I told myself stories to help me fall asleep and now, I share them with you.

I live on a grain farm in Indiana with my husband, and our mastiff, Duncan Keith. I am on a life-long quest to find the best mascara for stubby, thin eyelashes. I love to sit on our screened in porch and stare at the fields. I watch trashy TV and those awful “You are the Father” shows.

I’m very lucky to have acquired an awesome team of helpers who keep me on target and somewhat sane. This group is led by my fabulous Manny- David.

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

As M. Jayne, I created The Novus Pack Series which is growing into The Novus World -Surprise!

The first book, See Me, took 5 years to write. The following books came faster but they were so much more difficult to create. Because of the series popularity, every word became important, I fretted over plot points. I worry constantly if the readers will love them. I become a basket-case and while writing the first-draft– NOBODY wants to be around me.

What comes first? The plot or characters


My books usually come to me with Characters and Major Plot Points. It is a terrible cliché, but many have come to me in dreams or as a complete thought. When that doesn’t happen, I will come up with a theme and the names and story just pop into my head.

This happened recently when I dreamed about a Halloween Party where the heroine made an ice cream run and within a few seconds, Ghost, the hero popped into my head and he saves her life. — It happens that fast.

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

Anne Perry.

At age fifteen she was convicted of killing her friend’s mother in Australia. After she served her time, she eventually moved to Scotland and had a very successful career as a Mystery Writer.

Watch the movie– Heavenly Creatures.

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

1.) Does living in Scotland help your writing? I have a dream to spend 3 months touring the land of my ancestors. I believe that I could be mega-creative there.

2.) Are Hester and Monk really happy in their marriage? I always picture that two such prickly characters had a great deal of angry sex.

3.) The characters of Thomas and Charlotte Pitt have had a influence on my writing. Are they based on people that you know? Thomas is detail-oriented commoner police detective and Charlotte is aristocracy although on the poor side. She goes against her family’s wishes and marries Thomas. She is smart and brave and Thomas loves her, and she him.

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

Hardest– Title. It either comes to me immediately or if not– it is a struggle. I find myself panicking if I don’t have on about half way through the first draft.

Blurb Writing– I hire a blurb writer. She does it better than me. #WorkSmarter

Naming a Series– Not that Hard, but my series names aren’t that creative.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

When my first book went “live,” I was working the overnight shift. David was working that night also and we waited for the e-mail from Amazon saying The Party Plan was available to read. Then around 3 a.m., my blog post went live on the USA Today online Romance Blog. — two dreams came true within a few hours and I got to celebrate with my Bestie.

What is your definition of success?

It is made up of many components.

-To wake up every day and want to go into my office and create.
-To see your hard work and struggle come to fruition in the form of a book.
-Making money, selling books. Of course, any money made goes right back into the business, so it isn’t like I’m buying a new car or taking a luxurious trip.
-Hearing from readers. Getting a message about a book is the most amazing feeling. A few of my books have a suicide or self-injury theme and readers have shared personal tales with me. I’m honored that I’ve given them hope.

What are your social links?

on Twitter @1MelanieJayne
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/m-jayne https://www.bookbub.com/authors/melanie-jayne
readmelaniejayne on Instagram

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#WOTR21 #ReleaseDay – Rumor Going ‘Round by Samantha Lind

Rumor Going 'Round (Lyrics and Love, #3)

When rumors start circling,
Do you walk the other way?
Or give them something to talk about?

She was the one I always secretly wanted
But it was never meant to be,
I landed myself in the friend zone.

He was my high-school crush,
Who grew up into the single sexy dad,
Putting his life on the line with every fire he fought.

One spin around the dance floor has our friends talking,
Wondering if we could get any closer.

We blew the rumors off until one day, we really gave them something to talk about.



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Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music. You can connect with Samantha on her website, www.samanthalind.com.

Looking for a signed paperback? Contact Samantha directly!

#WOTR21 #NewRelease – A Heart Redeemed:An Everyday Heroes World Novel (Everyday Heroes World) by Dawn Brower

A Heart Redeemed (Heart's Intent, #6; The Everyday Heroes World)

Dawn Brower’s A Heart Redeemed is a Suspenseful, Emotionally-Charged, Contemporary romance written in K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes Worlds.

Paige Morris has secrets…

Her life has been filled with darkness for too long. After a terrorizing experience with her daughter’s father she makes necessary changes. Redemption isn’t always possible, but she hopes in time she’ll achieve hers. When she is asked to foster a little girl whose parents were murdered she automatically agrees.

Alexander “Lex” Foster is battling demons of his own…

He has witnessed a lot of awful things in his life, but the gruesome murder he’s assigned to investigate tops the list. The little girl he finds cowering in a cupboard breaks his heart. Solving the case becomes his top priority. What he doesn’t expect is his instant attraction to the foster mother who takes in the victim’s daughter.

Deception, murder, and inescapable passion…

What could go wrong? As Paige and Lex grow closer, so does the killer. After several disturbing messages Lex moves in to protect the girls. Ensuring their safety is his priority. He cannot afford any diversions; however, his growing desire for Paige may be his undoing. When the psychopath makes his move he might be too late to save them.



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

#Review – Hook Me (Men Of Inked, #2) by Chelle Bliss

Bad boy fighter meets good girl doctor.

Michael Gallo spends his mornings training for the UFC championship and his nights working as a piercer at Inked, his family-owned tattoo shop. He’s on the road to winning a title when he meets woman who alters his world forever.

Dr. Mia Greco is dedicated to saving lives and helping the less fortunate. She doesn’t have time to meet Mr. Right and buries herself in her work instead. Then fate steps in and sweeps the rug out from under her. She tries to deny the pull to a man that uses his fists, but the universe won’t let her walk away so easy.?

This book includes Throttled, a Men of Inked bonus novella.

Oh well this series only gets better and better. I know I know. I’m super late to the game and should have read these books forever ago. Chelle’s going to be writing the grandchildren’s stories by the time I’m done.

Michael is a MMA fighter and a bad boy. Never thinking he’d settle down. You know the type.

Mia is a doctor and she definitely never thought she’d settle down. With her job taking most of her time, she doesn’t have any time for dating, that’s for sure.

Michael ends up in her ER after getting hurt and there was an instant connection. After bumping into each other again, sparks fly and they end up going on a date.

They have some fun because of course, Mia feels she isn’t ready for a relationship but Michael is a persistent one. He wants her happy and does something sweet for her that I had a smile on my face the whole time when he revealed the surprise to her.

I loved reading about the side characters again and reading about the Gallo family dynamic. The characters are strong and I want to be best friends with the girls.

#Review – Throttle Me (Men of Inked Book 1) by Chelle Bliss

“Everything we LOVE in a book!” ~Ana’s Attic Book Blog

What happens when the good girl falls for the bad boy?

Suzy is a control freak and has her life mapped out. She’s content with the status quo, but her plan comes to a screeching halt when he enters her life and turns it upside down.

City gave up on love when his heart was crushed in college, but a chance encounter on a dark road makes him question what he had sworn off forever – a relationship.

A night of passion and lust causes them to question everything.

Is the tattooed bad boy her knight in shining armor? Can their relationship survive when a fantasy falls apart and a secret comes out that could change everything?

Throttle Me is the first book in the USA Today bestselling Men of Inked series by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss.
SEXY as hell read.” ~The Romance Vault
“This book had me WEAK AT THE KNEES!” ~Fictional Men’s Page
HOOKED from page one.” ~United Indies Book Blog

Oh where do I start?? Well, this book was fun!

So I’ve known Chelle for a while but haven’t had a chance to read her Men of Inked books yet. I’ve read others by her and am finally going through the rest. I do have to say right off the bat that I’m glad I read Kayden and Sophia’s books before reading this one. Not that you have to read them first but it’s mentioned a few times throughout this book that Sophia and Kayden had it hard in the beginning, which they did. So I liked that I knew their history.

Suzy’s car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and who comes to rescue her? City of course. Right away, there’s some chemistry between them. After a few drinks, the sparks fly even more!

City is a tattoo artist and is not Suzy’s type at all. She’s a good girl and had a list in her head on who her future husband should be. She wasn’t expecting to fall for anyone even remotely close to resembling City. Tattoos, piercings and a whole lot of Alpha!

I really enjoyed this story and can’t wait to read the rest of the books! I have so much to catch up on but am looking forward to the journey!

#WOTR21 #AuthorSpotlight – Ava Cuvay

Ava Cuvay

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Ava Cuvay. Sci-fi Romance author, Star Wars fan, bacon lover, and wine drinker. When not writing (or eating bacon or drinking wine), I substitute teach, help hubby make Disney vacation plans, drive kiddos to/from sports practices and games, and spoil two cats who seem to think I am at their beck and meow (I am). My body resides in Central Indiana, but my brain is off in a galaxy far, far away!

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

I’m in the middle of my Silver Cyborg Series, so I’d say “the others after” the first are the hardest. Like writing any story, the middle tends to drag/sag, so my over-arching story is struggling a bit right now. But, this is why authors have critique partners, beta readers, and a thousand rounds of edits!

What comes first? The plot or characters

It depends. I have a lot of ideas that begin with characters and now I have to wrap a story around them. But, I also have a lot of story ideas that I have to populate with characters. I also just have generic ideas I have to do both with. For example, my “Blood King” evolved from the question: What if Dracula was just some wannabe poser from an alien race of bloodsuckers…?

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

Blurb writing. How do you cut to the heart of your story, introduce your characters, make it all SOOOOO fascinating that the reader HAS TO buy it right now… all in about 250 words? Ack! The pressure!

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Every time a reader enjoys my stories. It’s like having a stranger compliment me on my children… it confirms that I’m sending quality products out into the world, and that I’m not totally delusional about it 😉

What is your definition of success?

Every book I sell is a success. Every fan I lure, er, gain is a success. Every tick closer to #1 ranking is a success. I count my small blessings because I know they’ll add up to big things eventually, and I’m in this for the long haul (got too many story ideas to quit anytime soon!).

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#Review – #NewRelease – The Haven (The Unknown #2) by J.W. Lynne

The Haven (The Unknown, #2)


From the author of the heart-pounding mystery thriller THE UNKNOWN comes a riveting sequel that climaxes with a shocking twist you’ll never see coming. THE HAVEN is book two in a completed series of two full-length novels that tell the tale of five girls and three boys who are taken from their homes in the middle of the night and wake up in a frightening and mysterious world full of secrets.

If you like fast-paced thrillers with intriguing mystery, captivating suspense, unexpected twists and turns, a dash of romance, and surprising climaxes that bring everything together, don’t miss this original new series!


Review by Twinsie Kelly

I am so happy that I got to continue the journey with this group of strong kids! The book picks up right where The Unknown left off. The only thing is, the kids are definitely tired of Nevah, the AI on the ship, and ready to rebel. The story is action packed right from the beginning with lots of thought provoking situations that will keep you on your toes. When I read The Unknown, I thought I was going to have a problem reading from so many different points of view but quickly overcame that because all of their points of view are equally important, especially in this sequel. There are many moving parts and to see how each kid copes and reacts to these different situations is very humbling. I love how they quickly become a family. 

“After all, the most frightening worst-case scenario is the one that’s unknown.”

“Life is dangerous. Death awaits all of us and loss lurks everywhere.”

The twists that this story throws their way is intense and absolutely makes this a page turner!

J.W. Lynne

J.W. Lynne writes inventive stories with twists, turns, and surprises. In ABOVE THE SKY, teens uncover the truth in a society founded on lies. In THE UNKNOWN, eight children are kidnapped in the night and wake up in a mysterious world full of secrets. In LOST IN LOS ANGELES, a young woman must decide whether to trust an intriguing young man who she meets in a coffee shop. In LOST IN TOKYO, a college student carries out her missing mother’s bucket list in a desperate attempt to finally find her. KID DOCS dives into the behind-the-scenes action at a hospital where gifted young children are trained to become pint-sized doctors. In WILD ANIMAL SCHOOL, a teen spends an unforgettable summer caring for elephants, tigers, bears, leopards, and lions at an exotic animal ranch.