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

The Haven (The Unknown, #2)

NINE NIGHTS AGO, EIGHT CHILDREN WERE KIDNAPPED.
NOW, THEY ARE ABOUT TO FACE THE GREATEST CHALLENGE OF THEIR LIVES.

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!

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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.

#Review – CAPTURED (Ruins of Playa Azul #1) by H.R. Savage

CAPTURED (Ruins of Playa Azul #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.

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

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

If you are an apocalyptic fan, then this is a must read! This is a “zombie” book but it is much more than that. What I really enjoyed is that the story is 20 years after the outbreak and it is so much more about the overall survival than fighting the zombies at outbreak. The zombies are a threat but humans are much more cruel. Humans are calculating and cunning where the zombies react purely on instinct. Survival is all the nuances of what you will do to actually live. Thea is the MC and she is the one person you definitely want to have on your side. She is fierce and will do the craziest things to be sure you are safe and healthy. She struggles greatly with trying to keep her group safe. As if the apocalypse isn’t tragic enough on its own, she experiences great loss. While coping with this madness, she may have met her match when she is captured by Gunner while breaking into his compound. People do crazy things to keep their family safe and Gunner is no exception. When he decides to help Thea, they run into many more problems from another group that is the lowest of low of humanity. 

“Because in a world where fleeing is survival, you don’t run away. You run headfirst into danger if it means saving someone’s life. And you learned that from him. Why?”…”Because, Gunner, someone has to.”

“Just days ago I wanted to destroy you,” …. “Yet here I am now, determined to make sure you don’t destroy yourself.”

This book has all the feels that will twist you up over and over again. H.R. Savage is a new author for me and now I am completely hooked. I can’t wait for more, I need to know what happens next!

H.R. Savage

Author H.R. Savage (Heather) started reading romance at an age that made her father cringe as she tried to hide the cover behind her hands. She technically finished writing her first book in Junior High, where it mysteriously disappeared in a reformatting incident. Due to the encouragement of her English teachers at her small town school in La Verne, California, she never lost her love for the art. Now a woman who swears by the power of coffee, Chinese food, and wine (not necessarily in that order), she decided it was time to create stories from the characters in her head.

When Heather isn’t writing, outlining, or pinning pictures of hot ‘character inspirations’ on Pinterest™, she is spending time with her three beautiful children and handsome husband.

#WOTR21 #AuthorSpotlight – Derek Masters

Derek Masters

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Derek Masters and I write romance with a raging heart on! I’m a huge sports fanatic, cheering on my St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Cardinals, and Kansas City Chiefs. I’m a former professional wrestler and currently work as a correctional officer in a maximum security prison.

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

Definitely the follow up books. My mind is constantly thinking of new ideas and it can be a struggle writing a series when you have an unrelated idea you’re dying to write. This is the reason the majority of my titles are stand-alones.

What comes first? The plot or characters

They both are born at the same time, but the plot changes through the characters. My characters are constantly guiding me into directions that are far from what the plot says.

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

Dean Koontz

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

The blurb is the bane of my existence

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Having readers tell me they could relate to Share Me. It was my first novel and I tried to write it in a way that told the story as close to real life as possible. Hearing so many people tell me they could relate to it made it all worth it.

What is your definition of success?

To me, success is completing a book. Even if nobody ever buys it, finishing a manuscript is a huge accomplishment. With that said, I consider the book an even bigger success when readers love it!

What are your social links? 

www.facebook.com/derekmastersauthor www.facebook.com/groups/dereksdirtysubs
www.instagram.com/araginghearton
www.twitter.com/araginghearton

What are your buy links? 

www.amazon.com/author/derekmasters

#WOTR21 #Review – Professional Liar (Twisted Shakespeare Book 1) by Monica Corwin

Professional Liar (Twisted Shakespeare Book 1)

My sister Bianca and I have two rules governing the dispensation of our trust funds.

One. I get married first.
Two. She gets married second.

Neither of us will see a penny until we are both “properly cared for.” My father had a terrible sense of humor.

I turn to the only man who can help me. Even when the last time I saw him he said he hated me. Even when I love him as much as I loathe him. Even when he’s all wrong.

Liar. Thief. Killer.

Those are just a few words whispered about him in back alleys. To me he’s Pierce, to everyone else, he’s Pierson St. James, local mobster and second in charge of the infamous Wild Dogs.

He may be disreputable, but desperation calls for extreme measures. A long time ago, he promised to marry me. Now I’m going to hold him to that promise.

And we are both going to regret it.

This isn’t your high school Shakespeare…and you’ve never read The Taming of the Shrew like this.

This is a standalone romance with alpha heroes, alpha heroines, and a whole lot of foul language.

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

This is a quick read that is twisted in all the right places. The first thing that caught my eye with this is the book cover. Immediately I needed to see what this was about. On a whim I picked up Professional Liar. The characters are in the mafia and Kat is known as ‘The Shrew’. Her father was head of the five families and has passed away leaving this title to Kat. Her father has weaved an intricate web for Kat and her sister, Bianca, to receive their inheritance. Kat does what she knows best and goes about trying to manipulate Pierce into marrying her. The only thing is, they have several problems to overcome. Pierce truly loves Kat and doesn’t want his heart broken again. They also have quite the group of haters as Kat is Italian and Pierce is Irish which makes many people kill happy. While there is a web of lies and deceit ,there is also quite a bit of sassy snark with some very hawt scenes. These two truly are meant to be but both have experienced so much craziness and heartbreak because of their families and past that it is very hard to overcome. Watching the craziness unfold and the insanity that ensues made this an absolute page turner. I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

Monica Corwin

Monica Corwin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She is an outspoken writer attempting to make romance accessible to everyone, no matter their preferences. As a Northern Ohioian, Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and a dislike of Michigan football. Monica owns more books about King Arthur than should be strictly necessary. Also typewriters…lots and lots of typewriters.

You can find her on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/monicacorwin, on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/monica_corwin, on the web at: http://www.monicacorwin.com. Monica Corwin is also on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/rosetyper9 and Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/monic…

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#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #Novella Logan (white trash trilogy novella)by Brandy Slaven

Logan Rowe has had his fair share of waiting. Between age differences and growing up, he’s been as patient as love is supposed to be. After years of chasing Ryleigh, the time has come. She better buckle up for the ride, because he’s not stopping now until he finally claims her. Heart and Soul.

This is the first contemporary novella spin off from the RH White Trash Trilogy, which does not have to be read first, though the character cameos will make better sense if it is.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49666767-logan

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Logan-White-Trilogy-Brandy-Slaven-ebook/dp/B07YHH5TYY/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=Brandy+Slaven&qid=1597773401&sr=8-5

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

Ryleigh is finally willing to give Logan the attention he wants from her after all these years. He’s had a lot of growing up to do for her to give in and agree to go out on a date with him. Once Logan has her he damn sure isn’t going to let her go under no condition what so ever. Ugh I just loved this short story even though it needed to be longer because I’m never going to get tired of this world I just love them oh so much.

Review by Twinsie Dee

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.

#WOTR21 #AuthorSpotlight #6YearFamily – Lynda J. Cox

Lynda J. Cox

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Lynda J Cox–and I hate this question. What am I supposed to tell you? That I’m a mom, a gramma, a wife? Or that I’m a crazy dog lady? Or that I’m a history aficionado? Or maybe that I’m a political junkie and I currently hate the state of our politics? Or that most days lately, I don’t want to be an adult and that I’d rather be hiding in a blanket fort with a bag of M & Ms, a box of 128 crayons, and a stack of coloring books?

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

As I’ve never written a series, per se, but have written in and for a series, I would have to say it’s every book.

What comes first? The plot or characters

The characters. Then I start playing the “what if” game with them. What if you didn’t do A, B, or C? What if this or that happened to you? What if this happened instead of that? Usually the characters show up in a pivotal scene and I write forwards and backwards from that scene. I’m a pantster, all the way.

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

Hands down, the blurb. I’d rather have a root canal without anesthesia followed by a pelvic exam than write a blurb.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I have a couple, but I’ll share the one that sticks out the most. While on our way to Wild Deadwood Reads in June of 2019, hubby and my bestie and I stopped for the night in a little town off the beaten path in South Dakota. We were taking the scenic route to Deadwood. While sitting at the table in this itty bitty hole in the wall restaurant/local bar, I checked Facebook and learned that my book *West of Forgotten* was a finalist for the RONE. I was so excited, I literally whooped and hollered. Brought the whole place (all four tables, wait staff, and the three real life cowboys sitting at the bar) to a complete stop. I quickly apologized for my outburst and then said, “I just found out my book is in the running for what is pretty much the Oscars for indie and small press authors.” One of the cowboys at the bar asked what I wrote. I told him that I write western historical romance. He asked, “With cowboys?” Yes, sir, with cowboys. At this point, I’d already had one shot of bourbon, hubby had a glass of wine, and bestie actually was nursing a glass of wine, too. A few minutes later, another round came to the table. The waitress said they were from the gentleman at the bar. I turned around to thank him, he picked up his bottle of beer, tipped the neck toward our table, and said, “Congratulations.” They insisted on paying our dinner tab, too. Before they left, all three of them asked for my business card because their wives love to read romance. Did I gain a few new readers? I don’t know–but those three are the reason I write cowboys.

What is your definition of success?

Success is being able to touch a reader so strongly that reader sends an email, telling me how moved they were by reading one of my books. I’ve had a few of those and I cherish those emails. Those emails make all the bad days when the words won’t come, the days when I see dismal sales, the days when I ask myself why am I doing this seem utterly meaningless. Touching a reader’s heart makes it all worth it.

What are your social links?

https://www.facebook.com/LyndaJCox/

https://www.bookbub.com/profile/lynda-j-cox

https://twitter.com/LyndaCox

http://www.lyndajcox.com/blog

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#Review – The Unknown (The Unknown, #1) by J.W. Lynne

The Unknown (The Unknown, #1)

EIGHT CHILDREN WERE KIDNAPPED.
BUT WHY?

Eight kids, ages nine to seventeen, awaken to find that almost everything they have ever known has been stolen from them. They were ripped from their beds in the middle of the night and transported to an unfamiliar and unforgiving new world where there are strict rules, and they are punished if they refuse to obey.

As the kids grapple with their mysterious new reality, they struggle with disconcerting questions. Where in the world are they? Why were they taken away from their families? Will they ever get to go back home? And the most frightening question of all: Will this be the place where they die?

CYBILS AWARD NOMINEE!

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

Unique twist on the dystopian genre! This is insanely thrilling! First, I need to say that I was a little worried about starting the story as it is told from most of the children’s POVs and there is a manifest at the beginning. I thought I would have to go back and forth to remember who exactly I was reading, but after the first few rounds through the characters I knew exactly whose POV I was reading without double checking. The characters formed in my head as if I were right there in the mix. These children are kidnapped one night and all thrown together in an unknown place. What is even weirder is that there are no adults. Nobody to tell them what to do or why they are there. The world building is great. As the children get to learn more about themselves and each other they are all learning about their new “prison”. There are so many unknowns with the story that will keep you turning the pages. Some aspects of the story definitely have the creep factor but absolutely gripping. I believe this story is the start of a really amazing series. There were so many things that you learn about the children and this new world that when you reach the cliffhanger you will be completely invested in the story. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS NEXT! This is the first book I have read by JW Lynne but I am now a fan!

J.W. LynneJ.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.

#WOTR21 #AuthorSpotlight – Mellanie Szereto

Mellanie Szereto

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Mellanie Szereto


When her fingers aren’t attached to her keyboard, Mellanie Szereto enjoys hiking, Pilates, cooking, gardening, and researching for her stories. Many times, the research partners with her other hobbies, taking her from the Hocking Hills region in Ohio to the Colorado Rockies and the Adirondacks of New York. Sometimes, the trip is no farther than her garden for ingredients and her kitchen to test recipes for her latest steamy tale. Mellanie makes her home in rural Indiana with her husband of thirty-four years and their son.

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

The second to last book in the series is usually the hardest for me to finish. The first book in the series is always easiest because…new series!

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

You should see my list of to-write book titles! Blurb writing is by far the most difficult!

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I have two favorite memories as an author–writing The End with my first book and receiving my first fan email!

What is your definition of success?

Having readers who love my stories is the highest measure of success to me, but making a living at writing is up there too!

What are your social links?

Newsletter signup: https://www.subscribepage.com/mellanieszereto
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/mellanie-szereto
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authormellanieszereto
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/mellanie_szereto

What are your buy links? 

Website/Books page: https://www.mellanieszereto.com/books
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/mellanieszereto
Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/author/mellanie-szereto/id540431015
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Mellanie Szereto
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Mellanie+Szereto
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=mellanie%20szereto

#ReleaseDay #MMRockstarRomance #PartOfASeries —Rhône’s Rebel by: TL Travis



Rhone Horne, drummer for the band Embrace the Fear, bleeds rock ‘n roll. Being the son of legendary drummer Sage Horne, the first time Rhone picked up his father’s old drumsticks, he knew he was destined to follow in his footsteps. But filling such big shoes would not come easily.

Ely Pearcy, made a promise to himself on his eighteenth birthday that he would never again hide who he was. His love of lace, silk, and six-inch heels got him banned from his childhood home the day he graduated high school. Alone and penniless, Ely sought solace in a local LGBTQA+ shelter amongst his peers.


Rhone’s Rebel is the 5th book in the multi-author Road To Rocktoberfest series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but why not stay and enjoy the whole show? If you like scorching tales of hot rock stars and the men who love them, then you’ll adore the untamed musicians of Rocktoberfest!

Rhone’s Rebel takes place between Derek’s Destiny, book 2 and Jaxson’s Nemesis, book 3 of the Maiden Voyage series.

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About TL Travis

I’m TL Travis and I’m the published author of a plethora of Erotic Romance musings that have earned me a “Best Seller” status in the US as well as Internationally.

In my spare time, when I’m not weaving erotic webs, I enjoy fishing, wine tasting and people watching. Everyone has a story to tell, it would be fun to guess yours.

I’ve rescued 4-legged souls in need for as long as I can remember, and would like to remind you to “Adopt, not shop.” Saving that life may very well save yours in return.


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

Title: Rumor Going ‘Round
Series: Lyrics and Love #3
Author: Samantha Lind
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Melissa Gill
Release Date: November 19, 2020
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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.
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