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#wotr #attendingauthor #audiobook #partofaseries The Ties That Bind (Ariel Kimber series 4 ) by Mary Martel ; narrated by Melissa Schwairy

Ariel Kimber isn’t like most seventeen year old girls. She’s different because she’s a witch with magic and it’s rare for females to hold magic anymore. She’s settling into her new place amongst her coven of guys while she’s settling into her new home at the same time.

The Council’s appearance into their lives has put everyone on edge. With good reason. Ariel is forced to meet with one of them on a regular basis so that they can learn from each other. Really, though, they just want to get to the bottom of where Ariel came from and she is more than happy to comply with them.

Because there is one thing she wants more than anything else in the world, and that’s to find the man who has been searching for her for years. Her biological father.

And Ariel is willing to go through any and every thing to find him.

This is the fourth book in a slow burn Reverse Harem Series.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40864294-the-ties-that-bind

Amazon https://amzn.to/2G8vymF

Review by Twinsie Dee

I was given this audiobook from the author and this is my honest opinion
Ariel is back with her guys, and they are on the hunt to find her father after finding a box in the back of who she found out was not her mothers closet. Now she has to deal with the counsel being near and trying to teach Ariel how to use blood magic. And with Chucky being told he could be Ariel’s new servant which is the last thing she wanted. Ariel’s father Rain found her and now wanted to be in her life, and now she was getting closer to the other guys that she hadn’t been close to. So with new relationships forming and her father in her life she couldn’t image anything bad happening well little did she know something or someone was going to be coming into her life from her guys past and try to sink her claws into one of her guys. This was once again an amazing book I just love it so much and this was my very first audio books to listen too.

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

#wotr #attendingauthor Dirty Crown by Mary Martal

I always held hope that the day I left the compound would be the day I found freedom.

I was wrong.

My future had never really belonged to me. My father laid claim to it the day I was born, and I had been a stupid, naïve girl to wish for anything different.

As the heir to my father’s immense empire, my crown sits heavily on my head as I navigate my way through dealings with the criminal world while trying to stay alive.

Unfortunately for me, my crown and my hands are forced to get dirty along the way. Thankfully, I’m not expected to do it alone. Roarke, my deadly bodyguard who’s been by my side since I was six, is my shadow and always will be. I also now have Alessio, the cold, tattooed hottie, Roman, who conceals everything with fakeness that comes far too easily for him, and the alluring but sweet brothers, Tito and Enzo.

When bullets start flying, and people begin dying, my five guys not only stand behind me as the queen of their empire, but they also prove they have every right to be there by getting their hands just as dirty as my own.

Dirty Crown is a full-length, standalone reverse harem novel. This book is recommended for readers 18+. It contains sexual situations, swearing, violence, and some dark themes. It also contains MM as well as MFM.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56922286-dirty-crown?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=RQfOvdtrAA&rank=23

Amazon https://amzn.to/38DKSmc

Review by Twinsie Dee

I was giving this book for a review and this is my honest opinion

Valentina has been locked away along with all her other siblings in her fathers compound but now is the day she’s going to learn the family business. After watching her grandfather get shot in front of her by her bodyguard, and learning that she had a  grandparent that she just learned about and now he was gone of course story of her life first her mother had passed and now her grandfather. Now she was locked in a suite with 4 new guys she just met and her bodyguard. Valentina was going on her first appointment with the Russians to do a trade well when the deal goes south, her father gets killed and now she’s in charge. How far will Valentina go to get her crown dirty and with her men at her side this new queen could be unstoppable…. OMG I freaking loved this book well I love everything Mary writes but omg this one amazing. The hot steamy scene were just right  and the men were just the right amount of sexy and sweet. Plus Alessio is my man I love him and his #restingdickface so much

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

#WOTR21 #Audio #review – The Ties that Bind, Ariel Kimber Book 4 by Mary Martel ; Melissa Schwairy (Narrator)

The Ties That Bind (An Ariel Kimber Novel Book 4) by [Mary Martel]

The Ties That Bind is book 4 in the Ariel Kimber Series.
Ariel Kimber isn’t like most seventeen year old girls. She’s different because she’s a witch with magic and it’s rare for females to hold magic anymore. She’s settling into her new place amongst her coven of guys while she’s settling into her new home at the same time.
The Council’s appearance into their lives has put everyone on edge. With good reason. Ariel is forced to meet with one of them on a regular basis so that they can learn from each other. Really, though, they just want to get to the bottom of where Ariel came from and she is more than happy to comply with them.
Because there is one thing she wants more than anything else in the world, and that’s to find the man who has been searching for her for years. Her biological father.
And Ariel is willing to go through any and every thing to find him.

This is the fourth book in a slow burn Reverse Harem Series.

Goodreads

I received this audio book from the author for an honest review.

Melissa Schwairy is such an amazing narrator.  I have loved every single book she has voiced.  She does an amazing job bringing the characters to life and projecting the voice perfectly for everyone.

Man, this book…in a word….INTENSE!!   There is a lot that goes on this this book plus a hella-lotta of set up for the next few books.  You better buckle in friends because shit is about to get crazy!!

Before I begin, I gotta say I LOVED seeing Ariel spend time with Dash *Blushing* I dunno what it is about him but he is just *Sigh* so sweet.  I also loved Ariel starting to date the other guys she hasn’t bonded with.  We see the bonds she has with Her Salt & Pepper Twins, Uncle Panty Thief, Tyson, and even Dash but Her date with Damien…seriously put him on my radar!!!  Then her time with Julian even if it was brief…..Yeah I loved it!!

You guys so much happens in this book…like for real…so much.  Rain makes an appearance and I am still not sure if he is the wonderful Father Ariel is hoping for OR a Sociopath…like I am on the fence and you will be too when you read this book.  We see more of the Council, Chucky and even *GASP* Annabelle appears in this book. *Grumbles under my breath about that skank*.

But the biggest reveal comes when we find out about Ariel and her Biological Witch Family….WHOOOOOOO that is some heavy stuff!!!  But I think learning more and more about the Council gives me the chills because Ariel is gonna have some serious problems if they find out her true nature as are her seven coven boyfriends!

I cannot wait for more because this series is getting just so much better and more complex with each story!!

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

#WOTR21 #Mafia #RH #ReleaseDay – Dirty Crown by Mary Martel

Dirty Crown by [Mary  Martel]

I always held hope that the day I left the compound would be the day I found freedom.

I was wrong.

My future had never really belonged to me. My father laid claim to it the day I was born, and I had been a stupid, naïve girl to wish for anything different.

As the heir to my father’s immense empire, my crown sits heavily on my head as I navigate my way through dealings with the criminal world while trying to stay alive.

Unfortunately for me, my crown and my hands are forced to get dirty along the way. Thankfully, I’m not expected to do it alone. Roarke, my deadly bodyguard who’s been by my side since I was six, is my shadow and always will be. I also now have Alessio, the cold, tattooed hottie, Roman, who conceals everything with fakeness that comes far too easily for him, and the alluring but sweet brothers, Tito and Enzo.

When bullets start flying, and people begin dying, my five guys not only stand behind me as the queen of their empire, but they also prove they have every right to be there by getting their hands just as dirty as my own.

Dirty Crown is a full-length, standalone reverse harem novel. This book is recommended for readers 18+. It contains sexual situations, swearing, violence, and some dark themes. It also contains MM as well as MFM.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

I am a Mary whore.  I will read all she writes because they are dark, gritty, bloody, sexy as fuck, hilarious, and wrong all at the damn same time.  I think I need therapy, but her books are all I every want in life.  The crazier the character, the more I love them.  The more broken the male, the more I need to have them in my stash of book boyfriends.  This group of men do not disappoint…broke, alpha, arrogant, and sexy as hell men dominate Vallie’s life.

Valentina has had a life of squalor with her bodyguard Roarke to protect her in this compound.  Her father is THE Mafia boss, and he loves her so much he treats her terrible.  One day she is sprung from her hell to be thrust into a new roll…his puppet with his picked “husbands” for her.  Yes, plural husbands.  She is not willing to play his puppet, but she goes along with it until she and Roarke can figure it all out.  When absolute chaos ensues, she becomes the head of THE FAMILY with her men.  Friends, there is a grenade scene that absolutely cracked me up…..I mean I had mad Boss Bitch Vibes all day long for Vallie.

I loved all of her men.  Roarke is delicious as her boytoy/bodyguard/lover.  Enzo is the sweet one who is just as deadly who enjoys time with Roarke as well as Vallie.  Roman with his crazy laughter and boy next door charm who is also scary as hell. Alessio who rules the house and the guards with brute force only we could love. Tito is a bit of mess who needs to figure stuff out but his love for Vallie is never ever to be questioned.  But I did wanna nut punch him a time or two.  However, If I could also see a Hawk enter this harem, it would be day made but I don’t think the MC President would be willing to share with the guys…darn.  I guess just being her bestie will have to do.

This book has so much going on and I loved all the violence and grit, but all the sexy time was just as delicious!!!  If you’re a Mary fan this will make your list for sure!!!

Review by Twinsie Melinda

I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

I absolutely loved this story so much so that I really want more or this family. The guys are amazing and I fell in love with Valentina from the start.

Valentina’s father took her after her mother died and held her in a compound. She only had contact with her bodyguard, Roarke. You see Valentina’s dad is a mafia boss and he is setting things up for her to take over one day. He even goes as far as setting her up with some husbands. What daddy dearest didn’t plan on was thing going not to his plan and his little girl has to take over as Mafia Boss sooner than he anticipated.

Valentina may have grown up in isolation but she is not one to mess with. Especially if someone threatens her family. Although she has fear she does not show it.  I mean really anyone that is not afraid to carry a grenade and will use it is amazing in my book. Here is a little fact about our girl you do not touch her if she doesn’t want you to because you never know what sort of weapon, she has hidden on her.

I so loved these guys.  They are all so different by all so right for Valentina. Roarke was the oldest but OH so yummy. He knows her the best being how he has been her body guard most of her life. Enzo caught the eye of not only Valentina but Roarke too. Tito is Enzo’s brother I’m not sure of him but he sure loves Valentina. OH wow, then we have Alessio talk about ruling with a strong hand and man does he do that especially with the guards. You cannot forget about Roman so loving toward Valentina but don’t under estimate him. There is one more we need to talk about how about Hawk the MC Prez and Valentina’s new BFF.

What a great book I’m only sad this is a stand-alone. I want to know so much more about this family. The guys were hot and Valentina was amazing.  I even enjoyed Hawk. I loved all the guys and Valentina so much. They all have each other’s back and all love Valentina so much.

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

#wotr #attendingauthor #partofaseries Blood Magic (Ariel Kimber series 3) by Mary Martel

Ariel Kimber isn’t your average seventeen-year-old girl. She’s recently discovered she’s a witch with magic and is looking to find her place in a brand-new world. Her place in this new world is in a coven with seven guys.

After all of the horrible things she’s been forced to endure, Ariel was looking forward to building her new life with the family she’s found herself a part of and focusing on healing with Dash after what Chucky did to the both of them. After the blood that had been spilled, they all struggle to put those memories and the incident behind them. It’s easier said than done, though.

Quinton is plagued with guilt and the rest of them struggle with the fact that they almost lost one of their brothers and Ariel is left with a permanent reminder of the incident.

New bonds are forged, and just as things are starting to settle down again for Ariel and her coven, the Council of Elders makes it’s first appearance in Ariel’s life. And they don’t plan on going anywhere any time soon.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36663415-blood-magic

Amazon https://amzn.to/3cNBAEP

Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

Ariel is still trying to make it day by day after finding out that who she thought was her mother was actually her aunt that had kidnapped her as a baby and that her biological father has actually been looking for her still is crazy to her. Which each day she is learning more and more about the magical world and how dangerous it can be if a spell is not done correctly. She is also learning more about the new men in her life I mean after all she now has 7 boyfriends, the guys who weren’t on board in the beginning after what happened the last time they had a female witch are finally coming around.Mystery, love and a bit of blood this book was just as amazing as the other 2  I love this group of characters and can’t wait to find out what happens in the rest of the series.

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

#WOTR21 #CoWrite #Zombies #RH #Audio – Zombie Queen by Brandy Slaven and Mary Martel, Narrators: Kelley Huston, Jeffrey Kafer

The beginning…
The beginning is always the best place to start when reflecting on what has been.
Thinking back on it, my life had been perfect.
Middle class girl in high school with a happy home life.
My life had been full of nothing but promise.
Life was good.
Everything was great.
And then my whole world went to shit. In one day.
The disease came first.
Then the dead.
It was a fight for my life every single day from the start. But I was different from all the rest.
I had heard my mother’s screams while watching my sister become one with the undead. All the while feeling like there was absolutely nothing I could do to help them.
It killed me.
What’s more, it changed me.
I did everything I possibly could to survive on my own.
And then I learned how to survive with others.
By being their Queen.
Their Zombie Queen.
And by being the most feared woman they ever came in contact with.

This is a WhyChoose novel full of zombies, a sword wielding badass chick, and an army of dudes.
Recommended age 17+ due to content and language.


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I received this audio book from the author for an honest review.

I have to say when I saw Jeffrey was a narrator, My heart SANG!! he narrates The Protectors by Teresa Gabelman and he MAKES IT!!! Kelley was a new voice for me. I enjoyed her voicing our heroine and thought she did a better job as the story moved along…maybe became more comfortable in the “voice” of Emerald??

I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing and crazy good this story is.  The first chapter will have you on the edge of your seat.  My heart was in my throat listening to Emerald tell you about the day everything changed for her.  If that chapter does not keep you totally enthralled, then when you hear the description of the life and surroundings Emerald has…I felt my skin crawling because it was so tense and so claustrophobic.  I was dying but in heaven dying!!  It was totally a good thing!

This book is so fast paced at times with so much action and then other times we are feeling the despair and fear of Emerald.  We know its been 16 months and we know she is sad, lonely and scared.  When the Sam appears I admin I was scared outta my mind because women aren’t treated the best in these worlds and Emerald knows this first-hand.  As the other guys start to show Emerald they are not the bad guys and can be trusted, we see her open up and hope beyond hope she had a safe place.  A Family to call her own.  Complete with a crazy Granny!!

The story is a lot of interpersonal relationships and dealing with the all the men and one Emerald.  But when Emerald makes some proclamations, I was like GET IT GIRL!!!  When our family is starting to come together and starting to find a rhythm, chaos finds them and its not even the crazy girl or the wild man who bring it home.

I loved the action and loyalty this family shows one another.  But sweet Baby Jesus if you ladies don’t write another book, Imma be broken.  I need some more time with some of the guys and Emerald.

Mary Martel –

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

Brandy Slaven – 

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

#WOT21 #Zombies #RH #Series #MC #TattooHottie #AntiHero – Twinsie Angie’s top 5 from July 2020-December 2020 by HR Savage, Michel Prince, Wren McCabe, Mary Martel, and JM Walker

Michel Prince, Mary Martel and JM Walker are attending authors of Writers on the River which will happen July 17, 2021 in Peoria, Illinois at the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino.  This will be our 6th year and we have raised $30,000 for our charity Thistle Farms.  Learn about the worlds largest social justice, anti-trafficking organization at ThistleFarms.Org 

More information about #WOTR21 can be found along with tickets for the event at Writersontheriver.com

Now on with the book love………………………….These books are ranked in no particular order and if you want to see my top reads from January to June 2020 go HERE

CAPTURED (Ruins of Playa Azul #1)

Captured by H.R. Savage

I was raised in a world full of more death than life, surrounded by the blood-curdling violence and nauseating stench of zombies.

And twenty years after the Outbreak, it doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon.

After a devastating loss rocks my little group of survivors, I’m forced to venture out of my comfort zone in an attempt to find help—straight into the impenetrable walls of El Castillo.

But The Knights don’t take kindly to my mission, and when their leader, Gunner, captures me, everything spirals out of control. My captor suddenly becomes my ally as we’re thrust into a war of Gunner’s own making.

A war that threatens not only his people, but my own.

NOTE: True to an apocalyptic world, CAPTURED has dark scenes that may trigger some readers. However, it is not a Stockholm Syndrome Romance.

Goodreads HERE

Amazon HERE

My Review

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

Ok so before I start my review, I am going to say Zombie books are my JAM!!! I mean I love them and get excited when I see one because I LURVE ZOMBIES!! So because I love this genre I am a bit picky and can tend to be a bit harsh on my reviews. I want the book to take me away but also be realistic. This book did an awesome job of both. I was so impressed with this new to me author and her ability to craft a story that was believable.

Thea and her dad, along with Jason and a group of others have been hiding for years in an old prompt care building. They are hiding from the dead AND the living. The Moonlighters and the Knights her dad said are not groups to get involved with.

When tragedy strikes the group, Thea makes the bold and stupid decision to leave ALONE in search of medicine for one of her kids…her family….her reason for being. She stumbles into the Knights “city” and everything changes for Thea.

Gunner is not happy his fortress has a weakness. He also is not happy with the spitfire who keeps getting under his nerves. When the two come to an agreement to help her people is when we meet the really bad people. The Moonlighters. These are the people who you fear in this kind of world. The take what isn’t yours kinda people. The Knights and Thea soon become a team when the Moonlighters again cause strife for Thea and her family.

The story of Gunner and Thea falling in love but also respecting the hell out of each other and their opinions. I mean he is this strong alpha but tells Thea she wreaks him at every turn because he can’t be without her. Although he was a bit of a dick one morning with Jason…..REALLY Gunner…just pee on her already!!

The story is so fast paced. I started reading and was like WTF I am at 50% in the blink of an eye! The story of family and stress…so much stress in these worlds but also of finding someone who you can love with your entire soul. Finding someone in this hella crazy world is something you can’t deny or refuse.

The side characters are amazing but Jason…my heart aches for him and Vi because she is hilarious, and I think maybe even a bit crazy. I pictured Harley Quinn when I read her parts…LOL do you understand now???

I cannot wait for book 2. This story says its ends on cliffhanger, but I didn’t think it was terrible. Its more of a natural, expected continuation to the story. One I will definitely be reading in March when its released.

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Lil' Bit (Steel MC Montana Charter #4)

Lil Bit by Michel Prince and Wren McCabe

Warning: Adult Audiences 18+. Language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF.

In book four of the Steel MC Montana Charter: Bryan “Baldy” Allen doesn’t have the same pedigree as the other founders of the Steel MC Montana Charter. He was named Vice President because of his friendship with Red, the Prez, leaving a part of him feeling as if he’s constantly playing catch-up with the former soldiers.

Weakened by cancer as a child, Baldy gutted out most of his life just to survive. Now thriving as the mechanic for, not only the Steels but those around Turnabout Creek, he finally sees a life ahead of him—there’s only one thing missing—his Lil’ Bit.

Kristy Coe survived a vicious attack that took more than her body—it stole any chance of a future with children. Like hearing the voices of her attackers when there is silence isn’t enough punishment.

Practically a shut-in until Baldy, a man who’d been there after the assault, offers her an opportunity of a job at the garage. Knowing Baldy would never allow anyone to hurt her, she’s able to run the gas pumps and check out customers daily with the security of him being less than a few steps away. Not to mention the yearning she has for the man she has watched from afar.

Scarred inside and out—feeling less than those around them—can Baldy and Lil’ Bit realize everything they’re missing is standing right before them? And will they have the time to figure it out since the Steel MC Montana Charter knows how to make enemies? Enemies that refuse to go away quietly.

Goodreads HERE

Amazon HERE

My Review

I purchased this ebook and audio book.

Friends. I am so confused as to how I feel. I am so excited to FINALLY read my Baldy’s book but now I am sad because I read my Baldy’s book. Is it wrong I already want a re-read already?? NO? Ok good because that might be happening this weekend!! LOL Sorry Free and Hollywood but you gotta wait. It’s my Baby daddy we are talking about…Baldy all day every day!

Ok so why Baldy? I admit Hack almost stole me away in book 3 buuut I hung strong for Brian “Baldy” Allen, the VP of the Steel MC Charter. His character history was one of overcoming childhood cancer. He was just such a fun loving guy who never takes anything for granted given the struggles he has had in life.

Lil’ Bit AKA Kristy Coe is the little sister to Cass. She is BROKEN shell of the wild girl she used to be. She has been brutally attacked, raped, and dehumanized beyond what most think is repairable. She is afraid of everyone and everything but slowly starts to emerge out of her shell. She wants to want more but is scared to death to want more. Baldy is forcing her out into the world and that is her saving grace.

Baldy sees the little girl he grew up with and is there like a big brother should be. However, Baldy soon starts to see the strength and amazing WOMAN she is. He gets all kinda of confused about what is going on. Kristy has always has a crush on Baldy but fears after he saw her when she was at her worst , he would never want her in THAT way.

Lawd thank god for Lil’ Mama kicking Kristy’s butt into taking a chance and LAWD thank God for Baldy finally taking that chance even though he knows Cass is gonna shit a brick!! Can’t go against your MC brothers but when your heart is on the line you will do whatever you need to.

The story of what happened to Kristy is pretty horrendous and we get a lot more details in this book. But OMG guys I was screaming at so many points for her. She has found so much strength in this book. Her strength is coming from her family, her love of Baldy, her new MC Family, and she finally but most importantly she found herself again!!!

The love story in this book….stop it………I am so thrilled with the entire way the story came together. Kristy and Baldy are truly the perfect half to the others whole. Hands down fav book of the series so far.

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Ink All Night (Permanent Hangover Book 2)

Ink All Night by Michel Prince

Warning: Mature Adult Audiences 18+. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF.

In book two of Permanent Hangover: Cain Washington would gladly pay a million dollars to have a shrew as nice as the one Shakespeare had to deal with. Because frankly, the one living next to him makes the Bard’s seem like a Sunday school teacher. As the chief fixer at the Permanent Hangover Tattoo Parlor and Bar, he’s cursed with the ability to see the beauty in everyone. Though his harpy of a neighbor tests and teases that ability on a daily basis, Cain’s never been one to let a challenge stop him. Especially with the flashes of the beautiful soul he can see beneath the surface that is keeping him mesmerized.

Bianca Jessel came to Minnesota for advancement and, more importantly, to escape the fact of who she is. Born ‘blessed’ with light skin, she found in the land of ten thousand lakes that she’s seen as everything, but a woman of color. Determined to keep it that way and assure a future blessing for her own children, she chooses her men based on a list of criteria. Sadly, the one person she wants the most has one glaring disqualifier. Too bad he lives next door.

After years of conditioning, and with the lies rapidly catching up to her, can Bianca push past the voice of her grandmother admonishing every aspect of who she is? Can Cain show that her beauty is not only inside her, but in the skin she tries to deny? Or will the decades of self-hate bring a halt to an everlasting love before it has a chance to start? And could the lies turn into a dangerous situation instead of one girl’s misguided musings of one’s worth?

Goodreads HERE

Amazon HERE

My Review

I purchased this ebook and audio book.
Lemme start by saying I loved the narrator and the narration of the story. Logan did a great job varying up the different characters and their voices for me during the audio listening.
Ok so this book…..so complex….I had to sit on it for a few days to think about what I was going to share with you and why its taken me so long. One word – Bianca!! Man I just did not like her. But you see my 5 star rating and are like uhm Angie Explain yourself here. LOL Give me a second and I will.
Bianca. She is a mess. I mean a MESSSSSS!! The hate she has for herself makes her as cuddly as a porcupine. She has an end game and that is it…marry a rich white guy (with a cough I imagine) so she can be set for life. The issue is, she is also hiding more and more of herself with each failed relationship because …well…because she a black. Now I know you’re all like ..uhm Angie ..calm down and let me explain. Bianca’s grandmother did a number on her. She told her she was a blessing because her light skin made her undeterminable. She could be passed off as Italian, Jewish, etc but no one would think she was black. This is where my view of her changed. I felt bad for her. I mean she was never able to embrace what made her an awesome person because people could find out she was black. I can’t imagine being raised and being told to look down on people with the same skin coloring as your own and as your parents.
Cain…omg did I love him in book 1 annnd my love for the tattoo parlor player didn’t stop but wait…is he not the player he pretends to be? What is he a soft and gushy sweetheart after all??? Cain is not at all threatened by Bianca and her nonsense. In fact, he picks up on her and all that she does to push him away. After a night when Bianca needed help, Cain was right there to rescue her like he does with so many women he meets. Cain is there to break down Bianca’s walls and even help her see what a beautiful soul she is when she stops putting up the wall and facade.
Cain and Bianca start to explore where the relationship could go but Cain is all the while afraid she will hurt him and Bianca is afraid people will see her different for living as an openly black women. The twists and turns in the story were great. Catching up with the Permanent Hanger over crew was amazing. I don’t know if I want Puck or Sarah’s book next. Both are going to be such a great read but I kinda hope its Puck and his naps…lol

Can I also add book 1 for this series was also up for the top 5 books because Fin and Bailey are amazing.

Two Ink Minimum (Permanent Hangover Book 1)

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What You Deserve (Gem Stone, #1)

What You Deserve by Mary Martel

One half of a whole.
That’s what I always thought I’d be.
Being an identical twin, I always believed I had that to rely on. I thought wrong.
Losing half of that whole left me feeling like I had nothing.
It crippled me.
Almost destroyed me.
And left me with an aching heart, a slew of questions, and a need for revenge so strong I could almost taste it on my tongue.
My name is Gem Stone. My twin’s name was Gin. We might have looked like the same person, but we were not. Divorce and a disgusting mother forced us apart at a young age, and a horrible family kept us that way.
Still, we remained best friends—or so I thought.
When you lose the other half to your whole, the other half of your soul, you lose everything.
But I wasn’t ready to give up everything, even when I felt like I was dead inside.
My twin kept a secret from me. One that changed everything and made me look at her in a whole different light.
I ache for answers to my questions, and I find salvation where I shouldn’t. Mostly, I crave some type of vengeance. Something, anything, to make me feel better about what I’ve lost.

What You Deserve is a 100,000+ word m/f/m contemporary book for readers 18 and up.

Goodreads HERE

Amazon HERE

My Review

I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Look, I effing love Mary with my entire black heart and soul. So every book I jump into with so much excitement. Each and every damn book she BLOWS ME AWAY. This book was no different. I loved that she seemed to be taking on a bit of a mystery/suspense angle in this book. This seemed to be a new writing style and I was on board with it totally.
This book has an interesting concept. Your twin who is the other half of your soul turns out to be not the person you thought she was. Gem was DEVISTATED to lose her sister from divorce when they were 8 but then when she was 17 to have her actually DIE was a whole new heartache. She, along with her hot as fucking hell best friend Franklin AKA Franks AKA Bossy McBossy Pants AKA Whole Lotta sexy on a stick…Jesus its hot. Can I get a damn drink? Fuck my girl panties over Franks have melted!!
Where was I? Oh yeah Gin dies and Franks helps Gem recover. When another death rocks Gem, Franks is there to help her but is not to happy when Riley AKA Ken Doll AKA Gins Bestie AKA Sweetest guy in the whole wide world is there too.
Gem is discovering things about her twin she isn’t too happy with. Franks is dealing with his crazy pops. Riley is dealing with what he is finding out about his bestie, Gin, while also falling crazy in love with Gem AND dealing with his mental mom plus a crazy ass stalker from school….did you get all of that?
Friends, This book is amazing and when we find out a lot about Gin I was just as stunned at Gem. I felt the hurt and the lose but also the need for revenge against people who hurt her sister. With Franks and Riley at her side, loooook out world because Gem is out of control!!

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Being Us (Next Generation, #4)

Being Us by JM Walker

-Tanner-
She was beautiful.
Loved.
Strong.
After hiding away for six months with just my dog to keep me company, I was forced out of the shadows only to end up in the arms of an enemy.
Beatrix Lister saved my life. I had been taking care of myself for so long, I didn’t know how to ask for help, but she refused to go down without a fight.
She was warm where I was frigid.
She was kind and caring where I was a cold-blooded monster.
I did things to survive.
I battled the evils of the world to live.
I didn’t deserve her heart but fell in love with her anyway.
As much as I wanted to be with her, I needed answers and I would do anything to get them.
Even if it meant breaking the heart of the only woman I had ever loved.
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-Bee-
He was lonely.
Intense.
Brave.
Tanner Horsch came into my life unexpectedly. He was like a tornado, ripping up everything in its path.
There was something about him that I craved.
His touch. His words. His need to survive.
But as we were getting to know each other, he still had walls up.
He refused to let me in knowing my family didn’t approve of him.
I refused to let him go.
After being in the wrong place at the wrong time, he escaped and eventually he ran right into my arms.
He was the villain of someone else’s story, but he was the hero of mine.
I just prayed that he could see that not all monsters are truly evil.
Before it was too late, and he gave himself to the enemy.
My family.

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Amazon HERE

My Review

I receive this book from the author for an honest review.
So when I read this book pre-publication I didn’t know who the book was about. Imagine my shock when I find out it was Bee (Tray and Zillah’s daughter) and the Anti-hero Tanner!!! GASP! What a shocker. Then to make it even more bananas, it’s a SLOW BURN by JM….uhm what? Does she even know how to do Slow Burn? I mean JM has her characters banging on like page 1!!! Well friends, I can fully report she is VERY ABLE TO SLOW BURN (or Cock Block as Tanner says) us readers.
Tanner…ya’ll we hate him right!! I mean he is vile, evil, and he did bad stuff to Sunny *Sniff* plus he put our girl Meadow through some stuff for a stupid ring from his daddy. I gotta say JM Had her work cut out for us in loving him. But friends…..I DO LOVE HIM…………I mean….I Wanna have his babies and I wanna cuddle and watch movies with him…YES he is total book boyfriend material!!
Tanner… friends he is complex…yeah let’s just say complex. We soon discover a lot about him. We learn he is on the run and hiding from people. He is looking to figure out who is after him and why???
Bee is a girl and a very protected girl in Greyson’s Biker Family. The twins make sure she does not have too much fun or get taken advantage of when partying. So one night after being drug away from her friends, she sits at home with wine shaking her booty when Tanner appears! Her kind heart takes one look at him and decides to help him…a stranger in need…someone she has no clue hurt family members in her family club……….ya’ll know this is gonna go crazy right. I mean Grey flips out but helps Tanner thanks to being vouched for by some pretty important people.
The story of Tanner getting his answers is a great one and I was like WHAT!!! And Oh SNAP this is no Bueno!! But friends the love story between Tanner and Bee is probably one of my favorites. I think JM did a solid job developing these characters. She made sure they knew about the other before getting involved. They knew the uphill battle they faced with her family and his reputation and yet they are willing to risk everything for that love.

Thanks for hanging with me for my tops and let me know if you have read any or if my reviews made you one click!!

Twinsie Dee’s top 5 reads from June to December 2020

Just One Kiss (Oh Tequila 4)  by CA Harms

https://amzn.to/3pwBXtA

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43070788-just-one-kiss?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=s9FqCDabDW&rank=44

What do you get when you mix Tequila with a house full of rowdy Fraternity brothers who have no boundaries? A cucumber, a pink thong, and a bottle of lube. Oh yeah, and super glue. There is always super glue…

Parties, drinking, and plenty of mornings where you can’t remember what you did the night before…that was my life.

Yet, there was one memory that lingered in my mind. Ten minutes in the woods with Palmer that got too intense to ignore.

But ten minutes with her wasn’t enough. It would never be enough.

She’s a force, one that swept in unexpectantly, knocked me on my ass and left me with an intense craving. Palmer tried to fight it with every fiber in her being, but I could see the desire in her eyes. That curiosity that lived inside of her, wondering what it would be like if she just gave in…again.

I had to convince her that our time together wasn’t a mistake. That she wants me as much as I want her. We share a connection, a bond, that has changed me in ways I never expected. She saved me. And to think…

It all started with Just One Kiss.

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

I freaking loved this tight ball of sexual tension relationship. Corbin is bound to get under more then Palmer’s skin, he wants all of her and little does he know she wants him too just as much but she’ll never let him know that. When a horrible accident happens sending Corbin into a spiral of drugs, drinking and falling into a black hole, Palmer is the only one who can pull him out of it and bring him back. When her past has the key to bringing him back, but it’s the one secret she isn’t ready to let out of the vault yet. These two are amazing and I just loved them so much.

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Ready to Were (Shift Happens Series 1) by Robyn Peterman

https://amzn.to/3lyDQDK

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23524116-ready-to-were

I never planned on going back to Hung Island, Georgia. Ever.

I was a top notch Were agent for the secret paranormal Council and happily living in Chicago where I had everything I needed – a gym membership, season tickets to the Cubs and Dwayne – my gay, Vampyre best friend. Going back now would mean facing the reason I’d left and I’d rather chew my own paw off than deal with Hank.

Hank the Tank Wilson was the six foot three, obnoxious, egotistical, perfect-assed, best-sex-of-my-life, Werewolf who cheated on me and broke my heart. At the time, I did what any rational woman would do. I left in the middle of the night with a suitcase, big plans and enough money for a one-way bus ticket to freedom. I vowed to never return.

But here I am, trying to wrap my head around what has happened to some missing Weres without wrapping my body around Hank. I hope I don’t have to eat my words and my paw.

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

Essie left her old life in the middle of the night and moved to Chicago never looking back. A year later her new job had her forced to go back to find out what was happening to all these female werewolves that kept going missing. So she found herself taking her gay best friend vampyre back to her hometown to kill these bad guys and try not to run into the alpha who also happens to be her ex. Will she be able to get the job done without any trouble or will she find herself in her exs bed before she leaves town again. This book was amazing so funny especially when you put a guy vampyre and an older granny wolf together its bound to be hilarious and it was definitely a great read.

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An Unexpected Brew : a Cinderella Story ( A Fairytale Adventure) by J.E. Mueller

https://amzn.to/3eaFB6Z

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40799093-an-unexpected-brew?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=MQqqH5QsG1&rank=2

A modern magical retelling of the classic Cinderella tale.

After years of working at the family coffee shop under her step-mom’s rule, Arnessa longs for something more. She dreams of leaving her small town to attend a bigger college where she can really learn her magic. As hope slowly seems to fade, a charming stranger offers to help her with her studies, and turns her fears into a reason to stand up for herself.

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

What a great retelling of a beloved classic Cinderella but with a modern day twist. Arnessa is just your average girl working her way through college trying to get away from her evil step mother and step sisters. They want nothing more then to see her unhappy and do so by only way they can keep her unhappy is by keeping her working in the family coffee shop and letting her go to class. Well that was until Vincent came into the shop and well step sister had her eyes on him and Arnessa couldn’t care less she just wanted to raise money to move away from them far away. Well Vincent didn’t want Diamond her step sister she wanted to learn more of Arnessa and who she was magic and all. This was a great retelling with a twist I didn’t see coming but you will love this story and the strong will of Arnessa.

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#Love Potion (Ariel Kimber series 2 ) by Mary Martel

https://amzn.to/2Gjq74f

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36536598-love-potion?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=A6JpEikmYg&rank=3

Ariel Kimber is a seventeen year old girl who has recently discovered she is no ordinary girl.

She’s a witch and she’s got magic.

Her world is turned upside down with this discovery and the recent death of a parent.

She struggles to learn the way of the world of magic while mourning for her hideous mother and trying to find her place amongst her coven.

It’s not easy being the only girl with seven guys and she works hard to get to know them all because they are her coven, whether she likes it or not.

This is the second book in a series. It’s Reverse Harem and slow burn.

Contains subject matter that may cause triggers.

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

Ariel is trying to navigate her new normal. A life without her abusing mother, a life with magic, and these new men in her life that she was supposed to form a relationship with each of them. She was learning so much more about her life and also her mothers which she hated. Her life gets thrown even more upside down when Mr. Cole tells her that he wants to sell the house and move and would like her to come with him. The guys don’t like that one but but little did Ariel know was that Mr. Cole knew all about magic. All these questions that she wanted answered but still waiting for them the story of her life right. Another great book can’t wait to find out what happens to this group in the rest of the series.

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Being Us (the next generation 4) by J.M. Walker

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51377055-being-us

https://amzn.to/3fLnPIy

Tanner-

She was beautiful.

Loved.

Strong.

After hiding away for six months with just my dog to keep me company, I was forced out of the shadows only to end up in the arms of an enemy.

Beatrix Lister saved my life. I had been taking care of myself for so long, I didn’t know how to ask for help, but she refused to go down without a fight.

She was warm where I was frigid.

She was kind and caring where I was a cold-blooded monster.

I did things to survive.

I battled the evils of the world to live.

I didn’t deserve her heart but fell in love with her anyway.

As much as I wanted to be with her, I needed answers and I would do anything to get them.

Even if it meant breaking the heart of the only woman I had ever loved.

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-Bee-

He was lonely.

Intense.

Brave.

Tanner Horsch came into my life unexpectedly. He was like a tornado, ripping up everything in its path.

There was something about him that I craved.

His touch. His words. His need to survive.

But as we were getting to know each other, he still had walls up.

He refused to let me in knowing my family didn’t approve of him.

I refused to let him go.

After being in the wrong place at the wrong time, he escaped and eventually he ran right into my arms.

He was the villain of someone else’s story, but he was the hero of mine.

I just prayed that he could see that not all monsters are truly evil.

Before it was too late, and he gave himself to the enemy.

My family.

I was given this book and this is my honest opinion

Where do I start this slow burn is everything I didn’t know I needed. Bee just wants to be see as an adult and not as a child, when all she’s ever been is sheltered her whole life. Tanner was at the wrong place at the kind right time to put together some missing pieces after a member of another MC club got killed the one witness that never lies a near by security camera have him at the scene making him look bad but can he help the club find out who really pulled the trigger. This couple makes you root for all things good in the world and when people try to keep them apart it only brings them closer. You will absolutely love this story with all the interruptions and feelings.

#WOTR21 #DoubleReview- Make it Count Anthology with Mary Martel’s short story, The Games We Play

Make It Count

The last quarter.
The final inning.
Whatever it takes, you have to give it all you’ve got.
When that clock is ticking down, remember how hard you’ve trained, how many hours you put in. Strap on your pads, wrap your hands, tie up those cleats. Whether on the field or in a rink, you’ve got this. This is your day, your time to shine. It doesn’t matter what game you play.
In the end, all you have to do is Make it Count.

Twenty-three authors bring you nineteen stories full of hope and love.

This anthology in memory of Josie McIntyre, who was an avid softball player who was tragically lost too young. All proceeds for this anthology will go toward a scholarship fund in her memory.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

The Games We Play by Mary Martel

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

This short story is everything Mary Martel does and does well.  She introduces us to an alpha anti-hero that we will fall in love with and beg for more…hint hint…girl I want more Tobias!

This book is the bad boy with a bad rep who has been secretly in love with the purest, sweetest head cheerleader Shae whose dad happens to be an ambitious senator.

A night where Shae decides to cut loose and go to a party after she sees HIM looking at HER. The two confront each other and finally lay their cards on the table.  Seriously such a great short read that will leave you satisfied and feeling like you read a modern take on “The Breakfast Club”.

Review by Twinsie Melinda

Games We Play by Mary Martel

I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

I loved this quick read. I have to say I want more of Tobias. He is so yummy. Shay was amazing herself. 

Shay was the good girl and the cheerleader. You know the girl that was supposed to be with the football player.  Nope not Shay she was drawn to Tobias the typical bad boy. Really she was boarder line stalker, LOL. Seriously Shay knew Tobias didn’t even know who she was. In reality Tobias did notice her and in a big way. 

Loved that Shay did let other peoples view distract her from what she wanted. This was a great good girl/bad boy romance. So many great moments between Shay and Tobias. Only question is can their fling last more than just in private between the two of them. This book was short and good. Did I mention I really want more of that bad boy Tobias because really I do need more of him and this story. 

A few of my favorites:

I wanted naughty and dangerous and…a bad boy.
I wanted Tobias Knotts

I had her full attention like I never had before.
She saw me.
Me.

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

#TwinsieAngieFavorites #Zombies #Books #Series – Zombie standalones or series by Jade Jamison, H. R. Savage, Brandy Slaven & Mary Martel, Kylie Scott, Nikki Landis, and Valerie Twombly

Jade Jamison, Brandy Slaven, Mary Martel, and Valerie Twombly are attending authors

Savage (Standalone) by Jade Jamison

Savage

Zombie Queen (Standalone currently) by Mary Martel and Brandy Slaven

Zombie Queen

Flesh Series by Kylie Scott

Flesh

Last of Us by Nikki Landis

Last of Us

Dark Horizons by Valerie Twombly

Dark Horizons

Ruins of Playa Azul by H. R. Savage

Ruins of Playa Azul

Savage – Kill or Die

Nina Hardwick has had a rough life since leaving high school, but inside she is still the girl looking for a silver lining. The past several years have left their toll on her psyche, and just as she feels like she’s climbing out of a deep abyss, her life and the lives of millions of others fall into shambles as a virus overtakes the country and leaves a plague of undead armies scouring the land.

In a desperate attempt to get away from the infected, Nina and some neighbors speed out of town, nearly killing a man on a motorcycle. When they stop to rescue him, Nina realizes that he is the one man from her past she never got over, the guy who should have been her high school sweetheart until she messed it up. But this unrequited love, Kevin Savage, says he doesn’t even remember her. Or does he?

Nina, Kevin, and her neighbors head to the wilderness and fight to survive not only the plague but also hunger, cold, their inner demons…and even each other. Will they survive and, more importantly, will her heart?

Zombie Queen –

The beginning…
The beginning is always the best place to start when reflecting on what has been.
Thinking back on it, my life had been perfect.
Middle class girl in high school with a happy home life.
My life had been full of nothing but promise.
Life was good.
Everything was great.
And then my whole world went to shit. In one day.
The disease came first.
Then the dead.
It was a fight for my life every single day from the start. But I was different from all the rest.
I had heard my mother’s screams while watching my sister become one with the undead. All the while feeling like there was absolutely nothing I could do to help them.
It killed me.
What’s more, it changed me.
I did everything I possibly could to survive on my own.
And then I learned how to survive with others.
By being their Queen.
Their Zombie Queen.
And by being the most feared woman they ever came in contact with.

Flesh, book 1 by Kylie Scott

From Book 1: Ali has been hiding in an attic since civilization collapsed eight weeks ago.

When the plague hit, her neighbors turned into mindless, hungry, homicidal maniacs.

Daniel has been a loner his entire life. Then the world empties and he realizes that being alone isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Finn is a former cop who is desperate for companionship, and willing to do anything it takes to protect the survivors around him.

When the three cross paths they band together; sparks fly, romance blooms in the wasteland and Ali, Daniel and Finn bend to their very human needs in the ruins of civilization.

Lust, love and trust all come under fire in Flesh as the three battle to survive, hunted through the suburban wastelands.

Ground Zero book 1 by Nikki Landis

From Book 1: Stay quiet. Don’t look back. And never, ever scream.

The city has fallen . . . where will you run?

Before the world went to s*** and the zombie apocalypse wreaked havoc on the nation …

The Fourth of July is one hell of a spectacular celebration and just so happens to be ground zero when a group of friends are suddenly confronted with over 400,000 flesh-eating and newly turned zombies right in the heart of downtown Columbus, OH.

Red, White, and Boom will never be the same …

Uprising book 1 by Valerie Twombly

From Book 1: This is a spin-off series and can be read as a standalone or, with the Eternally Mated series.

“We can’t fight evolution, only ride it out and hope the ending is in our favor.” Ryder Mattis

As a former Navy Seal, beating the odds is something Ryder excels at. However, the world has changed and his transformation into a vampire gives survival a whole new meaning. If that isn’t enough to ruin his life, a plague unleashes utter destruction on humanity. He knows he has what it takes to protect those who survive even if they don’t like his rules. What he doesn’t count on is a female with stormy eyes and a will to live getting under his skin.

Kayla has lost everyone she loves to the red death. Surviving the plague is one thing, but a vow made to her dying father puts her under the protection of a predator. Surprised at how her body reacts to Ryder when he feeds, she has a hard choice to make. But when tragedy strikes and forces the vampire to give her his blood, she morphs into something no one could ever predict.

The new world doesn’t come with a handbook and when fate brands them as potential mates, they are not prepared. They can either battle each other, or band together in a fight for survival. The future holds no guarantees, but being alone might be worse than death.

Captured book 1 by H.R. Savage

From Book 1: I was raised in a world full of more death than life, surrounded by the blood-curdling violence and nauseating stench of zombies. And twenty years after the Outbreak, it doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon.

After a devastating loss rocks my little group of survivors, I’m forced to venture out of my comfort zone in an attempt to find help—straight into the impenetrable walls of El Castillo.

But The Knights don’t take kindly to my mission, and when their leader, Gunner, captures me, everything spirals out of control. My captor suddenly becomes my ally as we’re thrust into a war of Gunner’s own making.

A war that threatens not only his people, but my own.

Savage – Goodreads

Zombie Queen – Goodreads

Flesh – Goodreads

Last of Us – Goodreads

Dark Horizons – Goodreads

Ruins of Playa Azul – Goodreads

Savage – Amazon

Zombie Queen – Amazon

Flesh – Amazon

Last of Us – Amazon

Dark Horizons – Amazon

Ruins of Playa Azul – Amazon

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.

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

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Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

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New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author – Kylie is a long time fan of love stories, rock n roll, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia, she reads, writes, and never dithers around on the internet.

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Nikki Landis is the International Bestselling & Award-Winning Author of dark paranormal, reverse harem, MC, and sci-fi romance. She’s been addicted to romance since she used to sneak her mother’s ‘bodice rippers’ as a teen and now writes her own. She also writes science fiction romance under the pen name Nikki Nova.

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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 her dog Cooper, in Northern IL. Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers.

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Author H.R. Savage started reading romance at an age that made her father cringe as she tried to hide the cover behind her hands. Due to the encouragement of her English teachers at her small town school in La Verne, California, her love for the art of writing only grew and blossomed. 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 hubby at their home in Southern California