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#sale – Seeking Solace by Chelsea Camaron

Title: Seeking Solace
Series: Love in the Dark Trilogy Book 2
Author: Chelsea Camaron
Genre: Dark Romance


The fork in the road in front of me screamed go right …
Giano gave me life.
I gave him death.
The path to peace inside of me was covered in his blood.
Could I ever believe in love again?
Instead of going right, though, I veered left into the depths of a world unknown.

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small-town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom, chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and romantic thrillers. She loves to write about blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics, bikers, oil riggers, smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.

#WOTR23 #Audio #RomCom #GrumpySunshine – Worth the Fall, Brew Ha Ha #2 by Bria Quinlan, Narration by Brittnay Goodwin

Worth the Fall: Brew Ha Ha, Book 2

Who could possibly lose her job, apartment, and boyfriend in one day?

This girl.

I won’t lie. When my boyfriend took me out for a fancy-shmancy dinner, I was thinking jewelry not “please return your security deposit” the weekend I was moving in. Which, can we just talk about the fact I was going to move in with a long-term boyfriend who wanted a security deposit?

Instead, I got a lecture about not being able to pull my weight and a breakup. In public.

I’m over it. I’m over the good-paying job that kept me trapped in the wrong spot, the fear of moving on…and men. New rule: World Domination Without Men.


There’s only one thing slowing me down. That cop.

Yeah. Okay, so I may have accidentally broken some laws this weekend. Nothing big. But that hot cop has shown up everywhere. Now he’s living across the street from my new place and doing super hot cop things like cooking and salsa dancing.

I can’t help but wonder: Can I do the Single Girl Takes on the World thing and let Mr. Hottie Officer in or do I need to put him in the slammer of my big picture plan?

Now I just need to decide: Take over the world solo or risk another heartbreak with Officer Hottie?


Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this audiobook.

I want to start by saying RomCom and sweeter romances are not typically my thing.  However, I found these stories from Bria and fell in love with them.  I also admit her narrator is on point.  She makes me feel like “Hey that totally sounds like me and my friend’s reactions” when she tells the story.  She is the perfect voice for the women in the series.   They are all kinda a fun hot mess if that is possible.  LOL

Kasey’s entire world is falling apart.  Her boyfriends dumps her…she loses her apartment…she loses her job….I mean what else could do wrong.  Oh yeah having to deal with the police a few times in a 24 hour period.  Until Kasey rolls into the Brew and John is there like a guardian angel to help her with a couple issues she fears for her current situation.

Kasey meets a great cast of characters like Jessa, Ben, Hailey, Dean and Max….grumpy Max.  Max who has seen her in her undies.  Max, who is so alpha, he can’t help himself.  Max who is also scared to death of sweet Jenna.  Those were the best convos!!!  LOL  Jenna is a sweet evil thing.

Max has seen enough to know Kasey is not the girl for him.  She IS the definition of Hot Mess Express and yet he can’t stay away.  He is drawn to her with every encounter which makes him so mad at himself.  Yet he still makes her dinner and takes her to the movies. Also seeing a jealous Max was kinda fun!!

Kasey refused to look at the reasons why Max does the things he does for her.  Until all of a sudden, she can see him for him and that sends her over the edge (due to a couple extra drinks the bartender gave her) into confused heart land.

These two cracked me up.  They both are so stubborn to see what could be because they both are NOT into the other for XYZ issues.

Bria Quinlan is an award-nominated bestselling author of eight Romantic Comedies and YA Issue Books (that she swears are funny…really. They are.) Her books make you snort Diet Coke out your nose or tear up and curse her name.

#WOTR23 #Novella #Audiobook – The Last Single Girl, Brew Ha Ha Book 1 by Bria Quinlan, Narration by Brittnay Goodwin

Get a date for the big gala in four weeks when I thought I could go solo? Challenge, accepted.

Now to find a hot, interesting guy who will dress up for a gala. Last minute. Who doesn’t already have plans on the busiest date night of the year.

But, so far the best part of the search for a great date has been the cute café I found and the geeky-hot owner who keeps rescuing me from these crazy dates.

This should be easy-peasy. The internet is the home of all your hopes and needs, right?

Spoiler Alert: it isn’t.

Between the bromance date and the crazed single dad who needs to hire a nanny and housekeeper, not get a date, I’m running out of options.

If only a certain cutey didn’t have a phone call with “sweetheart” every day.

The weirder things get, the more I think just going solo is very I Am Woman, blah blah blah. Forget about the fact that my heart keeps bringing me back to a certain café even when I don’t need to be there…I mean, my heart doesn’t always get what it wants, does it?


Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this audiobook.

I have read a few really heavy and dark books lately.  I needed something fun and light hearted.  I needed something sweet and fun.  I also needed something to spend my audio credit on….hence this book.

Guys, this book was everything I needed.  It most definitely took me out of the dark stuff I have been reading into a fun and adorable happy story.

Sarah is in need of a date.  Sarah is pushed into online dating due to a “friend” who makes she feel less then because she doesn’t have a boyfriend.  The dates are an absolutely horror show to say in the least.  She is meeting her dates at a coffee shop when she befriends the shop owner.  Slowly they build a friendship when Sarah realizes, Holy crap I love John!

The story was adorable and sweet and I will be grabbing the 2nd one asap. The story was just sweet and funny and everything you need at times.

Bria Quinlan is an award-nominated bestselling author of eight Romantic Comedies and YA Issue Books (that she swears are funny…really. They are.) Her books make you snort Diet Coke out your nose or tear up and curse her name.

#WOTR23 #MMF #LittleMermaidRetelling – Siren by Measha Stone

My father demands I give up my dreams to follow the path he’s set for me, but I want more.
And I won’t settle.

In exchange for a small favor, my aunt helps get me started on a new path. My path. But I should have known life isn’t that easy. One of my father’s most trusted men catches up with me, and he’s brought a friend.

I’m off limits, the boss’ daughter, but that doesn’t stop Bastian or Garrick. They’re both overbearing, overprotective, and mouthwatering.

They don’t approve of my aunt. Positive she’s going to betray me, they won’t let me out of their sight. And when I do manage to sneak away, they take turns showing me exactly what price I’ll pay when I cross the line.

But I have to see this through. No matter the cost.


Measha Stone is a USA Today bestselling romance author with a deep love for romantic stories, specifically those involving the darker side of romance, all the possessive dominant heroes, and their feisty heroines. If you love a well deserved happily ever after, you will enjoy her books.

#WOTR23 #FreeKindle #ShortStory #SeriesStarter – It’s in His Kiss, Brew Ha Ha Book 0.5 by Bria Quinlan

It's In His Kiss (Brew Ha Ha .5 Short Romantic Comedy) by [Bria Quinlan]

Jenna’s been letting life pass her by as she works on her career. But, when she needs to do some research of this kissing kind, things may get a little more heated than she expected.
Research has never been so fun.

WARNING: This 11k short has no vampires, shape shifter or scorching sex, but it might make you snort your diet Coke out your nose.


Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this ebook.

I read book 2 in the series and fell in total love with Jenna and Ben.  They are such a great couple while also being opposites in many ways.  Ben being the absolute hot guy while Jenna is the nerdy girl.  When they meet at a bar with Jenna’s terrible friend, Ben is laughing at her.  She is not thrilled at him and then is kinda blackmailed into going out with him and a friend with her friend.

The story is a great set up for getting to know Jenna and Ben for the rest of the books in the series.

Bria Quinlan is an award-nominated bestselling author of eight Romantic Comedies and YA Issue Books (that she swears are funny…really. They are.) Her books make you snort Diet Coke out your nose or tear up and curse her name.

#NewRelease – Illicit Heir by Maggie Cole

Illicit Heir: A Secret Baby Enemies to Lovers Dark Mafia Romance (Mafia Wars Ireland Book 3) by [Maggie  Cole]

He won an hour with me from a stupid bet. We were several shots of whiskey and two pints of Guinness in when Devin suggested we play his game. That hour turned into the next morning. Then all hell broke loose. I ransacked his wallet to find his identification card. Our bliss disappeared into anger, hate, and accusations. When he rejected me in that room, he didn’t just leave me with a pounding headache and remorse. He left me with a forever reminder of that night—the mix of two enemy bloods. And now no one can ever know…including him. Illicit Heir is book three of Mafia Wars Ireland. It’s a one-night-stand accidental pregnancy, secret baby, forbidden love, enemies to lovers, dark mafia romance.


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Maggie Cole is committed to bringing her readers alphalicious book boyfriends. She’s been called the “literary master of steamy romance.”
Her books are full of raw emotion, suspense, and will always keep you wanting more. She is a masterful storyteller of contemporary romance and loves writing about broken people who rise above the ashes.
Maggie lives in Florida with her son. She loves sunshine, anything to do with water, and everything naughty.

Her current series were written in the order below:
All In (Stand alones with entwined characters)
It’s Complicated (Stand alones with entwined characters)
Together We Stand (Brooks Family Saga – read in order)
Behind Closed Doors (Read in order)
Mafia Wars
Mafia Wars New York
Holiday Hoax (November 2022)
Club Indulgence Duet (Spring 2023)
Mafia Wars Ireland (Fall 2023)

#WOTR23 #newrelease #releaseday #SeriesStarter – Encased by Steel, Steel MC – Origins Book 1 by Wren McCabe and Michel Prince

Michel Prince is the attending author.

Encased in Steel (Steel MC - Origins Charter Book 1) by [Wren  McCabe, Michel Prince, Leanore  Elliott]

Titan “Steel” Malone’s knew the mission was no win, but like a good soldier, he followed orders. Orders that took more than his ability sleep through the night without waking up screaming from the memories. The family he’d been adopted into now had one less son and another in a wheelchair leaving Steel shamed and broken.

Delaney “Dell” O’Riley, had been on evac duty, never imagining she’d be tasked to bring back her husband’s body. The loss triggered her need to run with their children in tow. When she can no longer run she reaches out to her in-laws. The ones grieving the loss of not only the son who died, but the one ghosting them from shame.

Steel had loved Dell from the first time he met her, only to lose his chance when his brother made his move first. Their family now torn apart with a legacy left by the one who passed now is bringing them back together. Can they put aside the guilt of losing the man that brought them together to heal in each other’s arms? Or will life once again send them into a no win mission breaking the bond they were welding together from two pieces of broken steel?

A reimagining of the original book; Encased by Steel.


Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given a copy of the book by the author for an honest review.

This is a book that has been rewritten.  The story has been altered and I am writing a new review for it.

I met these characters when I fell in love with the spin off Steel MC Montana Charter.  SO when I was given the chance to read the original MC I jumped.  I mean I LOVED Steel and Dell.

This book starts with Steel, Dell, and Dell’s hubby/Steel’s brother Chip going on a military mission.  Shit goes sideways and Chip dies.  Steel and Dell are both left dealing with the loss of Chip.  Little did they know there were lots of secrets in this thruple…well thruple minus sex.  Steel and Dell danced around each other and were pushed together by Chip who grew up on a poly house.  He knew his wife and brother had feelings but could never get them to cross that threshold.

When Chip dies, Steel and Dell spiral.  Dell runs away and Steel sets up the MC that his brother dreamed of.  Steel finally nuts up to get Dell to come and be part of the team.  When they meet back up sparks FLY but so does guilt.  These two got on my dang nerves with the push and pull to be together and then running away.  Steel was gonna get a kick in the dick for his Hoes behavior.  Dell was going to get a kick in her vagina from keeping things from Steel.  When they finally make things connect in the right holes…like what I did there…they crash and are left spinning out.

We get to meet all the original members plus meet Sarah who will become Topaz and Red from the spin off series.  I loved seeing them and their starts.  Steel and Dell’s journey is a long one and one that sets a great foundation for the future of the MC and the Montana charter.

I loved the new rewrite plus all it added and cleaned up from the original version.  This new story gives a better understanding of how my fav MC started and the cast of characters we love.  Now when do I get Sal’s story with her husbands???  I am ready ladies!!

Wren McCabe lives in Northern United States with her two spoiled canine companions. Hobbies include big trucks, fast cars, motorcycles, four-wheelers, snowmobiles, fishing, hunting and camping. Outdoor enthusiastic keeps her outside during the summer months and on the ice in the winters. Her family will contest she is never far away from a pen, paper and computer.

USA Today Bestselling author, Michel Prince, graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult, new adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

“Ms Prince writing is like summer breeze caressing your body, slow and sultry.”-Amazon review of First and Ten.

“Michel Prince is a wonderful author with a real talent for writing.”-Amazon Review of Triple B Baking Co.

“Prince explores in her novels is interracial romance and friendships. Prince pokes fun at stereotypes, but never allows stereotypes to guide her plot. The focus is on creating two strong, independent characters who can stand on their own, but complement each other as a couple.”- Amazon Review of Silly Girl

“One Last Sunset is a well written story by the awesome Michel Prince that left me wanting to learn more about the rest of the Long family.”- Amazon Review for One Last Sunset.

“I could not put it down, and will definitely be looking for more from this Author.”-Amazon Review of Silly Girl.

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 her son’s games 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 has been awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press in 2013, the service award for her local RWA chapter Midwest Fiction Writers 2013, 2014, won 2015 Sweetest Romance from IREA for Chrysalis, a 2022 finalist for the Minnesota Book Awards for The Amalgam and was a PAN member of RWA. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and new puppy.

#Duet #AgeGap #Forbidden #OrganizedCrime – A Sinful Empire Duet by Eva Charles

Pride: A Sinful Empire Duet by [Eva Charles]

Wrath: A Sinful Empire Duet by [Eva Charles]


In our world the price of betrayal is death.
Rafael Huntsman, crown prince of a sinful empire.
Achingly beautiful.
And consumed by a chilling past.

When I was nineteen, he laid eyes on me like it was the very first time.
From that moment, I was his.
Although it wasn’t until much later, under a moonlit sky in a vineyard awash with fairy lights, that I surrendered—and
he disappeared.
Then fate intervened.

Now we’re forced together in a treacherous criminal world.
He’s still dangerously seductive, but I’m not an innocent girl anymore.
I have a secret that puts us both in peril—and there’s no going back.

Forbidden fruit has never been sweeter…

Pride is the first book in a friends-to-enemies-to-lovers heart-stopping journey that ends with Wrath. It is set in the Huntsman world, and while it is not necessary to have read A Sinful Empire Trilogy before reading Pride, it contains spoilers.

Wrath –

From USA Today bestselling author Eva Charles comes the stunning conclusion to A Sinful Empire.

I should have seen it coming.
But I was busy drowning in her essence.
Enjoying every lush curve.
Hanging onto each duplicitous word that tumbled from her sultry lips.

Even now, with the cards on the table and the secrets exposed, I crave her.
Every traitorous inch of her delectable body.

Pride – Goodreads

Wrath – Goodreads

Pride Amazon

Wrath Amazon

Eva Charles is the USA Today Bestselling Author of steamy romantic suspense, with dangerous antiheroes and strong heroines. She lives in New England with the love of her life and two naughty pups. When she’s not writing about possessive, growly billionaires, she’s sipping cocktails, traveling, or trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons.

#NewRelease #ReleaseDay – A Reckless Memory by Marie Johnston

I fled minutes before my wedding when I learned my fiancé had been paid to marry me. Ten years, too many crappy exes, and one drunken decision later, I’m now his boss.

A night out with a friend turned into shots and duping an old ex of mine into taking a job at my budding horse rescue.

The last time Ansen Barron saw me, I was fishtailing away from our wedding with his dog. When he arrives, I expect him to reverse right back down my driveway after he learns I’m his boss.

I don’t expect to find a jaded man in the place of the easygoing guy I was once engaged to. I also don’t expect my heart to race when he’s around. Or for him to treat me like I always meant more to him than a payday.

I don’t regret hiring him. He’s the best man for the job, and he’s trying to prove he’s changed, one melting kiss at a time.

But no matter how hot we are together, I can’t forget I once thought he was the best man for me and maybe it’s safer for my heart if he stays a reckless memory.



Marie Johnston is an award-winning, best-selling paranormal and contemporary romance writer. She grew up in the upper Midwest and planned to go to college for English. Didn’t happen. She started college in accounting and was awful! Grabbing her inner science geek by the pocket protector, she changed to microbiology and medical technology where her only writing involved scientific articles and procedures.
Eventually, she left full-time work for full-time baby raising but kept thinking, “one day, I’d like to write a book.” Finally, before any more time passed, Marie decided to buckle down and write. She loves it!

#WOTR23 #Dark #SerialKiller #BDSM #Audio – Depraved, Pleasure & Prey book 1 by AJ Merlin

Living and working on a campground with her dogs is not where Sloane Walker saw herself at twenty-seven. But then again, not a lot has gone right for her since her step-father kidnapped her at twelve years old and scarred her both physically and mentally for life. Those actions should’ve left him rotting in prison for the rest of his life, not seeing him out on good behavior and giving him free rein to track Sloane down to make ‘amends.’

But that’s not her only problem, as if she needs more than one. Her second problem comes in the form of the masked stalker that slides into her room at night and takes what he pleases, making sure Sloane enjoys every second of it. What starts as a fantasy soon becomes something inescapable for them both, and Sloane might have to face up to a very important fact about her new friend.

He’s unhinged, psychotic, and utterly obsessed with her. And while those should be very bad things, Sloane can’t help thinking that maybe they aren’t so bad at all, no matter what that might mean for her sanity or her safety in the end.

Author’s note: This is a complete standalone set in the Pleasure & Prey universe. It contains consensual kink, unhealthy relationships, and harmful situations. For a full list of content warnings, please look inside.


Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this audiobook.

I met this author at a book signing and thought she was the most amazing person EVAH.  I mean she let me pet her service dog and so of course she is now my best friend.  LOL  But for real, I needed to read a book of hers and had audio credits to use and DING DING.  LAWD When I saw this was a dark romance I legit fell over my own feet running to start listening.

The narration by Lia Holland was good.  She kept the story going well and brought Sloane to life for me the listener.

Ok so I know this book is marketed as DARK romance and the themes are DARK but guys it Sweet dark.  LOL  By that I mean I have read DAAAARK SHEEET and this is not near what I would call DARK.  This is a dark chocolate cupcake instead of a vanilla cupcake with buttercream frosting.  So those of you worried or afraid, Ya’ll go for it.  Virgil and his filthy mouth will keep you enthralled.

So Sloane, has gone through some stuff with her step dad.  She is a trauma survivor and living her ebst life with her service dog and other dog.  They enjoy the simple life working and living at a campground.  Good right?  Well one day a super, uber, hawt man, Virgil, checks in and Sloane takes notice.  So much notice she is thinking about him when she …well ya know…wink wink.  Virgil seems to pop up all the time and is very interested in Sloane. Kinda nice right…oh yeah until he tells her he is a serial killer.  Now granted I jumped the ship a bit but yeah every guys has to have 1 bad habit right??  LOL

The way Virgil starts to spend time with Sloane is another questionable method but hey he was trying to woo her…..and woo her he did…

I know some people had issue with stuff but I enjoyed it for what it was …smut…filthy and raw smut.  LOL Don’t come at me .  I am being honest.  I liked the story and the couple.  This book was not a true dark romance in what most dark romance readers are wanting but I was here for it!!

AJ Merlin would rather write epic love stories than live them. I mean, who wants to limit themselves to only falling in love once? She is obsessed with dark fantasy, true crime, and also dogs. From serial killers to voyeurs all the way down to the devil himself, AJ’s specialty is in writing irredeemable heroes who somehow still manage to captivate their heroines (and her readers).