#Year8 – Happy Blogversary!!

I seriously don’t even know where to begin this post.  When TwinsieTalk was started we never ever thought it would be what is it today.  We have so much fun and love reading for so many authors.  Many of the authors have grown to be friends and family to us.

I thought an easy thing to do was to introduce ourselves to you all over again.  We have had a few people come and go though the years but the 6 of us are a strong team and work together flawlessly.

Owner and Founder

I am a Pre-K Special Education teacher by day and a mom to two 2-legged kids and four 4 legged kiddos.  My husband and I are loving life and all that is has to offer.

I love to read Paranormal, Historical, Contemporary, Dark, Cowboys, MC, RH…pretty much a little bit of everything.  Starting this blog was just something fun that I never would imagine would become so important to me.

From the blog, Melinda and I have also started co-hosting a charity event called Writers on the River with the 501(c)3 Non-Profit host, Healing with Words with Jillian Jacobs and Anya Breton.  The four of us founded this charity to help raise awareness of trafficking survivors with the help of Thistle Farms. (Thistlefarms.org for more information)


Hey everyone, I’m Twinsie Melinda. I have been with Twinsie Talk since August 2013. My go to’s are Paranormal, Mafia, Military, RH and sometimes YA. When I’m not reading in my free time, I am running my daughter all around to and from Tumbling, Cheer, Cross Country, and Tennis. On the weekend you can find my husband, daughter and me at the lake skiing and tubing. I also spend my time working with our wonderful Writers on the River Team.


J.M. Walker or JoJo, is an Amazon bestselling author who hit USA Today with Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology. She loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. After starting out as a reader, she was invited to become part of Twinsie Talk all thanks to Angie and finally ventured into creating her own little worlds to satisfy all the voices in her head.
Hi everyone! Twinsie Kelly here! I have been with Twinsie Talk for about 6 years and it has been amazing! I am from central Illinois and currently live in Pennsylvania.  I am recently engaged to an amazing man and couldn’t be happier. I’m also a hot mess of a mom that loves dropping the f-bomb and am mostly inappropriate with the sense of humor of a teenage boy. I am proud to say that my two sons come by their sarcasm naturally, LOL! I’ll give most stories a shot. I enjoy reading a good rom com, fantasy, and Sci-fi. However, my absolute favorites are of the paranormal variety. The more twisted the story, the better! The book community is incredible.  I love meeting authors and bonding with other readers over our favorites. I have made some great friendships over the years with authors and readers alike and wouldn’t trade them for the world. I love being a word nerd!
Hey guy it’s Twinsie Dee, I love to read anything and will give everything a chance ( I mean you don’t know if your going to like it if you don’t give it a chance). I live in central Illinois with my husband, our son and 4 legged fur baby. I love all things bookish, organizing, penguins, sloths, and puzzles. I love meeting and finding new authors to stalk and fan over.
Hi! Twinsie Tenise here. I live in Central Illinois with my wife and fur babies. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, crafts, spending time with my grandkids, and of course reading!I had followed TwinsieTalk for years and eventually met them in person. Then I was asked to be a volunteer at their local book signing, Writer’s on the River. Honestly, I thought that was the highlight of my book life. Well, until last December when they asked me to join the blog and become a Twinsie. I still feel like I’m dreaming about that at times.

I have been blogging for about 10 months. Before that I would submit reviews to TwinsieTalk and be a Twinsie for the day. I will read just about anything. My favorite romance genres include; suspense, mafia, MM, and contemporary. Don’t even get me started on my new love for vampires thanks to one of my blog sisters for introducing me to them! You can find some more of my favorite genres by checking out my reviews here… http://twinsietalk.com/?s=Tenise


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#wotr #attendingauthor #seriesstarter Ready to Were (Shift Happens Series 1) by Robyn Peterman

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.

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

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Ready-Were-Shift-Happens-Book-ebook/dp/B00PD8LQ6G/ref=sr_1_42?crid=2VPWK0YP4DO1F&dchild=1&keywords=robyn+peterman&qid=1599740176&sprefix=Robyn+p%2Caps%2C188&sr=8-42

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.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Robyn writes because the people inside her head won’t leave her alone until she gives them life on paper. Her addictions include shoes (the expensive kind), Coke with extra ice in a styrofoam cup, and bejeweled reading glasses.

A former professional actress, she now lives in the south with her family and too many animals to count. Writing gives her a chance to have a job where working in her P.J.’s is acceptable.

#review #seriesstarter #thriller The Dancing Girls (Detective Jo Fournier Book 1) by M.M. Chouinard

When Jeanine Hammond is found dead in a hotel in the picture-perfect town of Oakhust, newly-promoted Detective Jo Fournier is thrown into a disturbing case. Who would murder this shy, loving wife and leave her body posed like a ballerina?

Jo wants to know why Jeanine’s husband is so controlling about money, and where Jeanine’s wedding ring is, but before she and her team can get close to the truth, another woman is found strangled in a hotel, arms placed gracefully above her head like a dancer.

While digging through old case files, Jo makes a terrifying link to a series of cold cases: each victim bears the same strangulation marks. But the FBI won’t take Jo seriously, and if she disobeys direct orders by investigating the killings outside of her jurisdiction, it will mean the end of the career she’s already sacrificed so much for, even her relationship.

Just as Jo is beginning to lose hope, she finds messages on the victims’ computers that make her question whether these small-town women were hiding big lies. Jo thinks this is the missing link between the victims, but she knows the killer is moments away from selecting his next victim. Will it lead her to the most twisted killer of her career in time, or will another innocent life be lost?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44058244-the-dancing-girls

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Dancing-Girls-absolutely-nail-biting-Detective-ebook/dp/B07NRG8PFH/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2I0C6JL8BPX3E&dchild=1&keywords=dancing+girls+book&qid=1599494755&sprefix=Dancing+girl%2Caps%2C201&sr=8-3

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

Martin only had one thing on his mind the hunt and the kill, finding women who were married and wanting to cheat on their husbands. He despises those times of woman who did that, ever since  he was a child. Jo was a go forth til the case was solved but with everything in her life crashing and being forced to take vacation time she just wants to do what  she has to do and get the bad guy, especially after getting the call that a woman was found dead in a hotel room. The only real question is will she catch him or will Martin continue to kill to scratch his itch. This was an ok thriller very predictable in my opinion but still made you want to keep reading

Review by Twinsie Dee

M.M. Chouinard writes crime fiction (including suspense, procedurals, and cozies), and women’s fiction. M.M. Chouinard’s first fiction story was published in her local paper when she was eight, and she fell in love with Agatha Christie novels not long after. While pursuing a Ph.D in psychology and helping to found the first U.S. research university of the new millenium, the stories kept rattling around inside her skull, demanding to come out. For sanity’s sake, she released them

#WOTR21 #Dark – Love in the Dark Series book 1 & 2 by Chelsea Camaron

Stay (Love in the Dark Book 1)
Seeking Solace: Angelina's Restoration (Love in the Dark Book 2)
Stay –
Fair Warning … This isn’t a sappy romance. It’s not sweet. It’s far from anything you would want to imagine. This is a story to leave you feeling dirty.
Nothing about us is normal.
Nothing about us is natural.
Can love ultimately be defined in such ways, truly? This is our story.
He is a hitman. The very one who took my family the night that changed us both forever. Something in my eyes stopped him from killing me. Something in my eyes called out for him to take me.
At ten he captured me, at fifteen he consumed me, and at eighteen he owned me.
Outsiders think he’s my father … that is so far from the truth.
Our twisted desires fuel the darkness that lies deep inside us both. My innocence never existed. He takes me as I am.
Seeking Solace –
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.

*This is a romantic thriller and is best read after Stay (Love in the Dark 1). Due to triggers and graphic violence, it is not recommended for readers under the age of 18.*

Series order:
Seeking Solace
Reclaiming Me – coming soon

Stay Review by Angie –

It is dirty, wrong and yet sooo perfect!!!

The ending will gut you so be ready!!

I am pretty sure I shouty caps emailed Chelsea about this book!!! ANNND more then once!!!

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

*wipes the tears* WHHHHHHHHHHHHHY!! I mean WHHHHHHHHHHHHHY did you do this to me Chelsea Babe!!! OMG This is a whole new level of writing for Chelsea. I love her Hellions, Smoker Jumpers and bar guys but Giano is a whole lotta perfect wrong????

This book jumps right outta the gate into wrong wrong wrong territory!!

Fallyn is enduring what she does nightly when all of a sudden a man appears and saves her. The why of it doesn’t become clear until much much much later.
Fallyn is so confused. Why is she here and who this man who is caring for her. When she starts a conversation with the stranger, she is soon told what she is expected to do. She is expected to live. She is expected to thrive and she is expected to not take life for granted. We learn that she can’t be Fallyn but will now be Angelina AKA Angel to our stranger AKA Giano. The two form a strange bond. He is wanting to help her and she is wanting to have a real life. They begin to navigate life when she finds out who Angelina really is. The bond that they share is unique. They become a strange “family” unit. Dad and child but always knowing that is far from the truth.

Fallyn has to learn to navigate life as Angel. She begins to have a life but in high school Giano’s “work” catches up to him and causes some trouble for Angel. This then makes Angel wonder about her REAL family. Where are they? Are the dead? Are they alive?

As time goes on we see some sparks between Giano and Angel. She is growing more and more attached to this savior and he is more and more attached to his Angel…..the then girl now woman who saved him. The two have a very twisted and gritty life but after 8 years together something happen and the relationship is now shifted and forever changed…….

For me BOTH Epilogues helped my heart. I love the need Fallyn has but I understand the emotion that Angel expresses…….I Kinda liked Fallyn a little it more buuut that was my black heart at work there!!


Seeking Solace Review –

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

I was a HUGE fan of Stay. If you haven’t read it, you need to stop and read that story first. You have to read it in order to understand what is going on in the series.

This book takes placed right after *sniff* Giano’s death. I am still so sad about that yet Chelsea still says it had to happen….sigh…anyway, Angelina is a mess. She is guilt and hurt and sad and lonely and just A MESS!! She misses Giano with everything she is. She has Uncle ZoZo there to help her pick up the pieces but its just not enough.

After his death, she packs up and goes to college to try and move on with her life. She meets and falls in love with Shawn who also has ties to “The Families.” No matter, we see her thriving and mostly learning to love and trust……However, Angelina soon learns that the “PAST” Giano tried to shelter her from is not gone. Her past is going to come back to haunt her and her new love.

I am so excited to see the final installment. Fallyn returns to kick some ass. Angelina is the sweet face to our girl but when Fallyn comes out to play, ya’ll better be ready. She is not happy and she is going to be leaving a trail of blood in her wake!!!

USA Today 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, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.

#WOTR21 #Paranormal – The Maiden by Kristine Plum

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Book 1-

For most of her life, Ryen Cardona has known exactly who she is and what responsibilities her future holds. She welcomes them, revels in them. To the outside world Ryen Cardona is a confident, intelligent acquisitions agent for the European Arts Council, traveling between Europe’s most famous museums, collecting pieces, and planning fundraisers, but at the end of the day, that life is a ruse. Ryen Cardona is a witch, quite possibly the most powerful witch the world has seen, but most people don’t even know that witches, real witches, with powers, exist. But Ryen isn’t just any witch. She’s the Maiden of the Universal Coven, the ruling body of all witches, and the one thing she despises and fears more than anything is vampires.
Cash Di Marco, unwilling heir to a centuries old Italian estate, is successful in his own right. He has defied his powerful mother to become a rising night club mogul. Loved by the paparazzi, he shamelessly enjoys all of the perks of being the epitome of a playboy bachelor. Providing him with fresh conquests each night, his business also offers an endless supply of blood, a necessity for Cash since he is also a vampire. Cash dreams of owning night clubs around the world to where not only the unknowing human patrons flock, but also where his vampire clientele can drink discreetly and safely.
Fate interferes with the plans they have for their lives when Cash and Ryen’s paths cross. Both of their lives are turned upside down as beauty and chaos unfold.
Set in a version of the world where real vampires and witches exist, this is a story about life, love, prejudice, and all of the tough decisions that go along with them.

Book 2-

A Paranormal Romance, the epic love story continues…Secrets and fear drove them apart. Can fate bring them back together or will new dangers destroy it all?After her whole world literally explodes, Ryen escapes Florence for a soul-searching retreat to heal her heart and learn to control her newly unleashed powers. Her journey of self-discovery challenges her to strengthen her beliefs in her own confidence and the life she is meant to lead. In Ryen’s absence, Cash slips back into his old playboy lifestyle, traveling down a path that proves to be more destructive than in the past.While they are distracted by figuring out how to live without each other, new perils plague the ones they love. Old enemies plot the Di Marco demise with Cash as the main target, revealing secrets long buried, as witches start disappearing throughout Europe. Are the events connected? Is it the work of the fanatical religious group headed by Ryen’s mother, or are these threats something more dangerous and sinister working against them? Is the prophecy Ryen finds herself in the middle of finally set in motion?Both Ryen and Cash must learn quickly who they are and what they want.



Growing up in rural Central Iowa, where the closest neighbor was at least 1/2 a mile down the gravel road and her brothers being 7 & 10 years older, gave Kristine plenty of opportunities to use and hone her imagination. From acting out stories with her Barbies, to pretending she was being held captive and guarded by vicious dogs (aka puppies her dad raised), she found ways to entertain herself.
Now she is living in the sprawling metropolis of Cedar Rapids, spending her days teaching high school Spanish and her nights being a wife and mother to a son and furry children. Somewhere she finds a little time here and there to write. Much to her husband’s irritation, her imagination still steals her away to daydreaming about her characters and future stories.
Kristine LOVES reading. She has been reading supernatural/paranormal genres since second grade. Her friends force her to read other genres from time to time, but she prefers a little darkness in her stories. Some of her favorite authors include L.J. Smith, Jeaniene Frost & I.T. Lucas.

#BisexualDiscovery #RockstarRomance —Strung Tight by: Ann Lister

– Bisexual Discovery
– First Love
– Rockstar / Roadie
– Stage fright / Anxiety
– Low Angst / HEA

What’s better than having your rock idol, Dagger Drummond be the mentor for your band? Having your band selected as one of the performing acts at the iconic music festival, Rocktoberfest.

My band was about to step onto our first professional stage. We’d more than earned our spot in the lineup. We had the talent and Dagger groomed our stage swagger. All that was left was to wow the socks off of the audience.

It should be easy, except I had major anxiety issues and it’s frowned upon when lead singers collapse on stage from panic attacks. Another detail adding to my anxiety level, I recently fell in love with a man. Imagine that, a straight guy falling for a dude. It’s the stuff stories are made of – and yet it’s my life.

Rocktoberfest was supposed to be fun but our trip turned sour when my guy went AWOL. Now my concentration is shot and my is heart heavy thinking his absence might have more to do with him not wanting to be with me than missing the bus. One way or another, I had to give the performance of my career – regardless of what was going on inside my head or my heart.

Strung Tight is the 1st 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!



Review by Twinsie Tenise


I received a copy of this book from the author. This is my honest review.Fletcher is the lead singer for an up-and-coming band called Chaos. They’ve been playing at dive bars but now they are headed to a MUCH bigger venue and Fletcher’s nerves are through the roof.

Dallas has a bit of a checkered past. Now he is working for his dad as a roadie. The 2 meet and become instant friends but its hard to deny there is a little more to their “relationship” than just being friends. The question is- are either of them actually willing to admit it?

Throughout the book the reader gets to know these 2 men; their strengths, weaknesses, fears, and desires. The book was oh-so-good and definitely bingeworthy. I really feel like I need a nice, long, cold shower to cool off from all the hotness within these pages. Oh. My! There is definitely no denying the chemistry between these 2 men.

This was my first read by this author but definitely not my last. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on more of her words. Strung Tight is book 1 in the Rocktoberfest series. A series by 7 different authors about 7 different bands on their way to Nevada for a music festival called Rocktoberfest. It definitely set the bar high for the next 6 books. With that being said, I cannot wait to dive into book 2


About Ann Lister

Ann Lister is a native New Englander currently living in Florida with her husband. She has pulled details from her years living in the New England area and uses many local settings and landmarks in her novels.

After graduating art school, marrying, and raising two daughters, she established her own video production company. Her nearly two decades working in video production included work within the music industry and won her a coveted Telly Award. Her ‘behind-the-scenes’ exposure to the music world and her love of rock music is the inspiration for her erotic rock star romances.

The Rock Gods series gave her Bestselling Author status on Amazon. Beyond The Music, Book 7 in the series, hit #1 in the Gay Erotica genre during the Pre-Order and held that spot for several weeks. This last book in The Rock Gods series launches the spin-off series, Guarding The Gods, which releases in early Summer of 2016.

Fall For Me, Book One in the series was a Finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Award. Each book in this series brings her two favorite elements together: musicians and the love between two men. These stories focus on what it truly means to love; love unconditionally, love without restrictions or labels, love without fear or judgment – to just simply love.

Follow me on my website at www.annlister-author.com


#WOTR21 #Anthology #NewRelease – Bad, Dad, and Dangerous by Bru Baker, Rhyse Ford, Jenn Moffatt, TA Moore

Bru Baker is the attending author.

Bad, Dad, and Dangerous

Title: Bad, Dad, and Dangerous Anthology

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

When the kids are away, the monsters will play.

School’s out for summer, and these dads are ready to ship their kids off to camp. Not just because their kids are monsters—whose aren’t?—but because they’re ready for some alone time to let their hair down and their fangs out. You see, not only are the kids monsters—their dads are too.

Even the most dangerous of creatures has a soft spot. These bad, dangerous dads love their kids to death, but they need romance.

Every year, for a few short weeks, these hot men with a little extra in their blood get to be who they truly are. And this year, life has a surprise for them. Whether they be mage, shifter, vampire, or changeling, these heartbreakingly handsome dads might be looking to tear up the town… but they’ll end up falling in love. All it takes is the right man to bring them to their knees.


Thomas Anders is prepared for two weeks of alone time, or as alone as he can be living with his daughter’s sentient undead cat, running the family occult shop, and keeping San Diego safe from the strange and supernatural. What he doesn’t expect is for KJ Beshter to arrive in his shop bearing a gift card Thomas’s daughter cast a spell on. Thomas has met her handsome magic-sensitive teacher before, but now that Star is moving up a grade, he can cross that line. It would be perfect timing if something wicked didn’t want to sink its claws into KJ too….


White-collar dad Hugh Whitby dotes on his adopted daughter, but she’s away at camp. Now it’s time let the vampiric urges he so tightly controls run wild and take advantage of his monster hall pass to feed on criminals. But when fae prince Rykoff of Harlow interrupts Hugh feeding, he catches Hugh’s daughter’s scent and vows to avenge the fae youngling he believes Hugh has captured.

Hugh had no idea his daughter wasn’t human, and it rocks the foundation of his world. He must convince Rykoff that the fae youngling in question is safe with her vampire dad and can prosper in the mortal realm—or risk losing her forever.


SFPD Lieutenant Joseph Zanetti has spent years protecting his city, and from the looks of St. Connal’s Pub and its bad-boy owner, Levi Keller, the place is a hotspot for trouble and violence. Joe’s problem? Levi is delectably hot, with secrets Joe can’t wait to dig into.

As a Peacekeeper for paranormals, wolf shifter Levi doesn’t need the complication of a hot cop sniffing around his pub when he’s just sent his teen son off to summer camp. He’s busy brokering a peace agreement between two warring factions. When Joe stumbles into Levi’s world, both plunge into a situation neither one of them was ready for—falling in love.


All Conri wanted was to drop his kid off at Changeling camp, find the nearest halfway nice hotel, and enjoy a week of uncomplicated debauchery. It should be simple. It doesn’t work out that way.

When a local girl disappears, the neighborhood quickly lays blame at the well-guarded gates of the camp. With his son incriminated, a mystery to solve, and a malevolent pocket of the Otherworld to navigate, Conri will need all the help he can get—even if it does come from a distractingly pretty, tightly wound Iron Door agent who doesn’t trust Conri to be on the right side.

Head: Bonus scene: Trying not to vamp out at a PTA meeting

Thanks for joining me on today’s tour stop for the Bad, Dad, and Dangerous anthology. I teamed up with Rhys Ford, Jenn Moffatt, and TA Moore to imagine a world where dads who spend most of the year doting on their kids–baking cupcakes for the PTA and restraining their baser urges–can let their hair down for a few weeks while their kids are at summer camp and embrace their inner monsters.

I introduced my character Hugh from Monster Hall Pass at my last tour stop, and gave readers a taste of his interactions with his daughter, Ruby. Today I’m going to share a bonus scene that gives you a seat at the PTA meeting he references in the excerpt in my last post. Because it’s got to be hard to be an energy vampire on a good day–and any day you’re at a PTA meeting is most certainly not a good day.

Bonus prequel scene to Monster Hall Pass:

“I don’t care if you’re going to be recovering from surgery, Lila, you’re the chair of the games committee. You have to be at International Games Night.”

Hugh’s mouth watered as he breathed in the spicy scent of Lila’s anger. It was surprisingly nuanced, considering who it was coming from. He’d been on several PTA committees with Lila over the years, and the woman had never been anything but kind and accommodating. Too accommodating, in his opinion. Which is why the PTA president seemed to have no problem insisting she come run the school’s games night fundraiser a week after she scheduled to have major surgery.

“I won’t even be able to stand unassisted at that point, Beverly. I’m happy to help organize everything I can before the fundraiser, but I can’t be there in person to help that night.”

Hugh fought the urge to take a deep breath and savor the anger and irritation that was building in the room. PTA meetings were always an exercise in self control for an energy vampire like him. He fed off negative emotions, and any gathering that involved Beverly was guaranteed to have the auras of half the parents in the room lit up like Vegas.

“I’m happy to oversee the games the night of the festival,” Hugh chimed in, cursing himself for volunteering as soon as the words crossed his lips.

He was already in charge of organizing food trucks for the event, and he’d gotten his own tongue lashing from Beverly earlier in the meeting because he hadn’t managed to book the kinds of food she thought they should have. Beverly had ridiculously out-of-touch ideas considering this was a games night fundraiser at an elementary school. He doubted there’d be much demand for tapas or the weird raclette truck that he could smell from a mile away, but he’d majorly scored and the Kona Ice truck was going to kick back a percentage of sales to the PTA.

“If Lila wants to keep her position as fundraising chair on the board she’ll attend herself,” Beverly snapped.

Hugh shot Lila an apologetic glance, nearly swallowing his tongue at the way her aura glowed. He’d heard of being incandescent with rage, but she actually was. Her normally peaceful aura was shot through with reds and blacks that he normally associated with rapists and murderers. That was interesting.

But it wasn’t doing good things for his hunger. He needed to feed, and not at the PTA meeting. As much as he’d love to literally suck the meanspirited wind out of Beverly’s sails, he couldn’t risk exposing his vampiric nature or putting his daughter at risk.

So he settled for sneaking his phone out under the table and shooting off a quick text to the babysitter who was with Ruby right now.

Something came up. Any chance you can keep Ruby overnight? I’ll pay you double your rate.

He tried his best not to feed around home, but if he didn’t deal with this hunger spike soon he could seriously slip up. And as much as he could ill afford to pay a fool’s ransom to the babysitter to keep Ruby, he also couldn’t afford to lay waste to the PTA.

No matter how much that bitch Beverly deserved it.


Dreamspinner Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/bad-dad-and-dangerous-11769-b

Bru Baker writes sophisticated gay romantic fiction with strong characters, real-world problems, and plenty of humor.

Bru spent fifteen years writing for newspapers before making the jump to fiction. She now balances her time between writing and working at a Midwestern library in the reference department. Whether it’s creating her own characters or getting caught up in someone else’s, there’s no denying that Bru is happiest when she’s engrossed in a story. She and her husband have two children, which means a lot of her books get written from the sidelines of various sports practices.

Review by Twinsie Tenise
for Monster Hall Pass by: Bru Baker

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book from the author. This is my honest review.
Hugh is raising his adopted daughter on his own. He can’t wait to drop her off at summer camp. Its his one time a year, to take care of his own needs. You see, Hugh is a vampire, and he needs to feed. 
Rykoff is in the human world on a mission of his own when he comes across Hugh. Things with the 2 of them start off rocky due to Rykoff’s preconceived notions. The 2 of them must work together to save the day. The question is– will they be able to set their differences aside to get the job done?
Monster Hall Pass was a quick, fun read within the Bad, Dad, and Dangerous Anthology. I enjoyed the story. Bru Baker is a new to me author but I will definitely be reading more books from her after finishing this one.

#WOTR21 #Cowboys #NewSeries #SeriesStarter – The Wrong Cowboy, Granite Junction #1 by Megan Ryder

The Wrong Cowboy (Granite Junction, #1)

Graduate from college? Check.
Land a school counselor job? Check.
Seduce her forever crush? Epic fail!

The sexy rancher is clearly not interested in long-term. In fact, he’s not interested, period. But Emma is determined to change his mind until his cousin, Gabe Buchanan, puts a definite crimp in her perfect plans.

Gabe has come to help his cousin with work around the ranch while struggling to unravel his next book plot. The last thing he expected to find was literary inspiration in the curvaceous cowgirl pining over his cousin. Determined to prove he is the right match for her, he devises a plan to win Emma’s heart.

As much as Emma wants her childhood crush to finally take notice, she can’t help but be intrigued by the sizzling hot and funny Gabe. When he asks her out, she can’t say no. Besides, it’s just a friendly dinner. No big deal. Yet when the lines between casual and interested blur, neither can deny the chemistry between them.

Can Gabe fill every box on Emma’s checklist and give her what she needs the most? His heart and a future together?

Granite Junction is a spin-off from the Redemption Ranch series, with some of your favorite characters returning and making guest appearances, while others find their happy ever afters!


Ever since Megan Ryder discovered Jude Deveraux and Judith McNaught while sneaking around the “forbidden” romance section of the library one day after school, she has been voraciously devouring romance novels of all types. Now a romance author in her own right, Megan pens sexy contemporary novels all about family and hot lovin’ with the boy next door. She’s also a master procrastinator–with knitting and yarn shopping as her primary form of procraftination!

#WOTR21 #CompleteSeries – Opalla Series by Jennifer Daniels

Opalla Scarlette's Reign

Christmas in Opalla

Poppy's Projection (The Opalla Series Book 4) by [Jennifer Daniels]

Opalla –

Sisters, Scarlette and Lyndy Loftin, had a normal childhood and spent every waking hour with their friend, Poppy Heller. Their parents were kind, loving people who treasured their children, but went to their graves because of a secret they refused to share with their young daughters.

Now the girls are grown up and on their own.
Poppy’s bubbly personality is perfect for her job as a real estate agent. She enjoys nature and photography, and spending time with her friends at the clubs or at home.
Scarlette is an ER nurse with the perfect job. She is dating a hunky doctor, living with her sister and best friend, and wanting for nothing. Slight changes in her perception occur that make Scarlette question what is happening with her.

Lyndy’s career as a successful editor allows her to purchase an old silo and renovate it into living space for three on the go women. When an old flame, Luca, comes back to town, sparks literally fly. Tempers flare, causing physical and emotional changes in Lyndy that leave her wondering what is happening.

The women are thrust into danger and transformation when they find out the secret their parents had been keeping from them. A secret that will take them on the journey of their lives…the journey to Opalla.


Scarlette’s Reign-

After sisters Scarlette Loftin and Lyndy Hayes find out they are the heirs apparent of Opalla, a world they had no idea even existed, they have a choice to make. Who will be the next Queen of Opalla? They could rule together, apart, or give up their right to rule at all. With Lyndy not wanting anything to do with the job, Scarlette decides to take on the duties.

Between combat training, learning the Rules and Regulations, and getting to know the people of Opalla, the hardest job for Scarlette was learning these things from her teacher, Opalla’s acting King, Zarn Danno. An immediate attraction to each other meant only one thing, they were bonded mates, bound to each other forever.

Just when things start looking up, the rules change. Rules that Scarlette didn’t make. Someone is after the soon to be Queen, but who and why? Is Scarlette the only one in danger? What if she’s not the only one with a mark on her back?

If Scarlette can’t protect her family, how can she protect an entire Kingdom? Only time will tell, and time was against her.


Christmas in Opalla –

Christmas is Lyndy’s favorite time of year. Luca and Lyndy along with the entire family have more than enough Christmas Spirit to hand out. With Lyndy and Luca’s first baby on the way, everyone is excited to meet this new little bundle.
The baby’s arrival is just one of many changes happening in the lives of this family. Scarlette, Lyndy, and Poppy have their own happy news to share… and secrets surrounding Bailey, who has captured their hearts, are revealed.
Due to her illness, Bailey never enjoyed or even experienced the joys of the Christmas Season. The family is determined to make this Christmas a memorable one for her and all to enjoy.
Join the Hellers, Loftins, Joni, Jon, Brock, and Bailey for a festive frolic in the snow as they gather to celebrate family and the holidays.


Poppy’s Projection –

Poppy is starting a new chapter in her life and it involves one hot guard named Brock Harrison. Their chemistry was undeniable, and together they are ready for the next stage of their life to start. This includes a new ability for Poppy… Projection. She can make people see what she wants them to see.

Things finally seemed settled in Opalla, or so everyone thinks, until the family spends the day at the silo on earth. A day of fun in the sun and a family photo op, and in the blink of an eye things go to hell in a hand basket.

Later that day, Poppy develops the family photos and notices someone who does not belong. Things are starting all over again, just like when the girls found out their real identity. With her wedding just around the corner, strange things begin happening, forcing the girls to live in fear.

Can Poppy identify the mysterious person in the photo before it’s too late? Will her wedding to Brock be interrupted? All will be revealed through Poppy’s Projection.


Hello! I’m Jennifer Daniels, author of the Opalla Series. I live in Upstate, NY with my husband and son. I grew up in the great Adirondack Mountains. Writing was never on my radar. I always enjoyed writing essay’s in school, but to write a complete book, never! I went on to school and became a nurse. I was also on our local volunteer fire and rescue department. I wish no harm to anyone but I must admit, I’m a bit of a trauma junkie.

Life can be complicated for me as I have an autoimmune disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis or often referred to as AS. It’s an arthritis that effects your sacroiliac (SI) joints. Your SI joints are located at the base of your spine, in short it causes havoc on your life. It’s a disease that there is no cure for. I was diagnosed in my mid-twenties and it has been an up and down battle.

About five years ago I had my second back surgery (with hardware placement) due to all the nerve damage in my right leg, I no longer work in healthcare. One night I was helping my son with his homework and I was having a hard time spelling words. My son told me he wanted to write a book, so we started his book, (that I promise we will finish). But after that day Opalla was born.

#WOTR21 #MC #Audio #Review #SeriesStarter – Roadkill, Steel MC Montana Charter Book 1, by Michel Prince and Wren McCabe

Michel Prince is the attending author.

Roadkill (Steel MC Montana Charter #1)

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

On a dirt road in Nevada, a woman lay dying.

In book one of Montana Steel MC: Josh ‘Red’ Luke, Montana Steel MC Nomad, wants to go home. It doesn’t have anything to do with running from something as much as the need to find his place in the world. As a former Army medic, he used his GI bill to become a skilled surgeon, which fills his necessity to help. Together with the training from the military to never leave a man behind, and his soul feels almost whole.

The woman struggles to find her own name and the reason for being brutally beaten and left for dead. However, the memories come in hard, harsh bursts and the struggles to figure who she was, leaves her reeling and landing in the violent MC world where her natural instinct to run come out. One consecration the lack of memory fortified her—was to discover a thing she never gave a chance in the past—love.

When those who caused the hurt find out their target is alive, but under the fog of amnesia, they set out to finish the job. With her life in danger, the safest place is in Red’s arms. He can heal the woman’s body, but can Red convince her there’s room in her heart for him?


Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased the audio book and ebook deal from Amazon.

SO I will admit, I haven’t read an MC book/series in along time.  When the genre blew up, this girl devoured allllll the books but lately I have just passed when offered books.  Well I have recently become obsessed with Michel’s library of books (Hello Two Ink Minimum is amazing!!) and so I was like OK Lets Do IT!!  SO I grabbed the book and started listening…..FRIENDS!!!  YES!!!!  This book was everything I needed in a story.  Yes its an MC but those elements weren’t overpowered in the story??  Does that make sense.  Yes the club is there and club rules are visible but the characters took the story and my heart.

Josh/Red is a nomad and looking to go home because his father has passed away and his mom needed him at the family ranch.  While he is riding, he sees something in the desert and rushes to see who it is.   He can hear the wild animals getting closer, so he is worried.   What he sees hits him in the gut.  He is looking at a battered and essentially dead woman.

Nova/Roadkill thinks she is being lifted to heaven and is stunned when she opens her eyes in a room.  She is surrounded by strangers and these blue eyes that she remembered from when she was dying.  Nova has no idea what happened or even what her name is hence the club name of Roadkill.

The couple have a great natural building of chemistry.  Red wants to help her while also protect her.  The banter and seriousness of her attack forms a bond that neither is ready for and both try to push away.

Red is the first to realize he wants Nova forever but knows she is a mess and is probably not sure what the club life is like since she got some 2nd hand not particularly true information.

The couple go through a lot like moving to Montana to start a Steel MC Charter club, dealing with that past she had hidden away in her mind, solving some crimes against women, and falling in love.

Red is a no-nonsense guy.  He won’t fight his feelings and is doing everything he can for Nova to realize her place is with him.  Nova hasn’t ever had a real family or had people who generally cared for her, so this new “Family” is confusing and scary.  But Nova is a bad ass chick who embraces the title Property.

I am so excited to read the story of the rest of the characters.  I admit Baldy is the one I am more excited for because his character just screamed at me the most but knowing the next book is Cass, I am stoked!!

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.


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

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

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