#REVIEW – The Five by Lily White

This is not your average love story…

Every man who meets Rainey wants her. Having lived a life of sex, drugs and manipulation, she is a temptation with far too many secrets.

When psychologist, Justin Redding, is assigned to Rainey’s case, he has no way of knowing the tale of debauchery he will encounter.

On a twisted path of love, loss and murder, Rainey leads Justin through the events of her life.

Death follows Rainey…
Justin fights to discover her secrets…

But will he discover the secret of THE FIVE in time to resist Rainey’s ultimate seduction?

***DISCLAIMER: This book deals with sensitive subject matters that may be upsetting for some readers.

Twinsie Jo’s Review

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a HUGE fan of Lily White and her dark, delicious stories. No one writes like her. She is her own and her craft is top notch. Anyway, enough girl-crushing.

Everyone dies around Rainey. It says it in the blurb. But the what, where, when, why and how are to be determined. Well, in comes Justin. A psychologist who gets paid to figure out basically, what the heck is going on.

Rainey is beautiful. More so than your average woman. Tall. Curvy. She has men lusting after her by a mere look. But again, everyone dies she comes into contact with. Maybe not everyone exactly but enough people that it causes some questions.

Rainey begins to tell Justin her story. Her life. Her tragic tragic life. And I can’t…it takes a lot to make me cry, or get choked up while reading. But Lily…her writing is on a whole other level that most have mastered yet. I’m a writer and I haven’t even mastered that and I’m fine with it because like I said above, Lily is her own and she’s the Queen of dark. Did I tell you that I was a fan?

This book is raw, emotional, upsetting, gripping, page-turning and uncomfortable. Rainey unfortunately makes stupid choices. So so many bad decisions that I wanted to wrap her in my arms and give her a hug.

But enough of my gushing and rambling. I’ll leave you with one word:

Rowan.

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Emily R. Pearson

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Emily R Pearson – you probably know me as the author with the sweet little red head that runs around the signing asking for your signature 😉 I now have a new addition who will be learning all the tricks from her sister this year! We live in Deer Creek with 3 hyper dogs and a rude cat. I work as a technology teacher and am working towards my Master’s in Education.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I love writing on my back patio while the dogs and the child frolic in the yard. A glass of wine and sour patch kids are a must.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting all the people. I LOVE spending time with fellow book nerds and talking about fictional lives that make us happy.

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

Richelle Mead. Goodness help me I’d pee myself. I FLOVE the Vampire Academy series. Dimitri. SWOOOOON!

What author would you love to write with?

Quinn Loftis. *Heart Eyes*

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The first time I met Denise Grover Swank and Trisha Leigh. It was at a signing in Kansas City, MO. It was a dream and it sparked my journey into writing.

What are your social links?

www.facebook.com/emilypearsonauthor

What are your buy links?

Amazon Author Page: https://tinyurl.com/y5ylw8q4
iBooks Author Page: https://tinyurl.com/yynee8mf

Twinsie Angie’s Review of Moving Forward HERE

 

#WOTR19 – #Review – Order of Malice (The Order Series Book 2) by Lisa Caviness

 

Order of Malice (The Order Series Book 2)

 

rmed with a new identity, Reid Patterson plans to join the FBI hoping to right the wrongs of The Order, a sinister faction controlled by his murderous, biological family. But Reid’s plans go awry when a young girl pleads for his help, bringing fresh threats, a beautiful woman, and a thrill-seeking boy. The countdown begins ticking toward a fiery contest of will and passion.

Foster care psychologist Holly Babson, dreams of a life where her escaped convict father and the memories of her sister’s horrific death are both locked away. While helping a runaway teen, death returns to her doorstep, revealing the teen’s connection to The Order. Holly’s life pivots as her past, her fears, and her heart are locked in vicious turmoil.

Denied a place in The Order, wealthy businessman Ivan Sinclair will stop at nothing to reclaim the top seat in his family’s insidious organization. A deadly game is his vehicle to amass even more power.

Reid and Holly’s worlds collide with the diabolical force of The Order, and Ivan’s cold-blooded plot. Together, they must fight for their lives while learning to trust their hearts.

 

Reader beware, you are about to be sucked into another insanely twisted game of the Order. You will not be able to put this book down until the very end. And once this story is finished……well you will have to see.

 

I love where this author’s mind is while writing these stories. The Order is like nothing I have ever read before. The Order has a reach much further than I expected. And the impact that the Order has on all the characters with the crazy and intense amount of planning that went into their shenanigans is incredible. It’s like the mafia on steroids! “…..a bunch of crazy people with blind allegiance to a deranged ideology.”

 

Reid (the new identity of Walker from the previous book) is surprised when a girl approaches him and claims to be his niece, Lila. Along with Lila we meet her best friend Cody and the social worker, Holly, that watches over Lila. What we find out is that each character, Reid, Lila, Cody, and Holly all have their own secrets. Everyone is dealing with a demon from their past and each in turn find out that they are all intertwined in the end. The Order has this group going on a crazy scavenger hunt to pick up the Order’s artifacts, ultimately to bring them back to the Grand Commander, the leader of the Order. The only problem with this is that there are several different players that think they are the leader. There is a huge power play going on and our group is right in the middle.

 

This story is so far from predictable. I got to the point where I didn’t even try to figure out what the next play was but to just let the story ride out. It is quite the thriller with intense twists but with a touch of love at the end of the day. The only problem is that when this ends…..there is more, so much more…..

 

Can’t wait to read the end of the series with The Order of Rage. I’m on pins and needles trying to figure out who will make it out on top and alive! A must read! Bravo, Lisa Caviness!!!

 

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Lisa Caviness

As a lifelong reader of an eclectic pool of books from mystery/thrillers, science fiction, contemporary romance, and the classics, Lisa Caviness has never been without a book on the nightstand. Like many writers, she started crafting stories as a child. However, creativity took a back seat to her career in pharmaceutical and medical device research. In 2013, Lisa decided to get serious about writing and joined Romance Writers of America and later Sisters in Crime. The education she has received has been invaluable but more importantly the support from fellow writers has enriched her in thrilling and unexpected ways.

Lisa writes suspense stories with elements of romance.

#WOTR19 #Anthology #Blackout #Vegas #Review #BecomingHis – Blackout: A Romance Anthology

Attending authors are CA Harms, KI Lynn and Cary Hart

Blackout: A Romance Anthology

What happens when the lights go out in the city that never sleeps?

Games of chance, unexpected situations, and hours of sin!

Thirteen bestselling and award-winning authors are turning up the heat in an anthology featuring brand-new show-stopping stories set in Las Vegas. Roll the dice and get ready to feel the heat!

Night Games by T.K. Leigh:
Note to self: Never agree to play an innocent dice game during a blackout in Vegas. I should have known it wouldn’t remain innocent, not in the city of sin.

Night & Day by Bethany Lopez:
One explosive weekend together nearly ruined them. But, there’s no way Simone and Micah can ignore their chemistry when they’re alone in the dark.

Close Encounter by Stephanie St. Klaire:
The day started with a quick screw, a couple of quirky two-bit cons and ended with a diabolical serial killer. What do you do when the lights go out? Run.

Absolutely Mine by Terri E. Laine:
I made a promise to stay away from my best friend’s little sister. But it’s Vegas and that’s one promise I’m probably going to break.

Honeymoon Hideaway by Cary Hart:
What’s worse than being locked in a room with a vibrating bed and your sworn enemy? Waking up next to him… naked! Did I mention he’s also my boss? Oops.

The Do-Over by Christi Barth:
The best way to move on after being dumped? A hot fling. An even better way? Revenge sex and the chance to turn the tables on the guy who dumped you…

Just Us by J.H. Croix:
Ellie asks me to promise her one thing. We can’t tell her brother about us. Small problem though. One night will never be enough.

Dirty Thoughts by C.A. Harms:
He was the crush I never thought I’d see again. Yet here we were in Vegas, during a total blackout. I figure why not explore all the possibilities, or more like let him explore me?

Hard Luck by K.A. Ware:
Ellis James is my kryptonite, the only person who could drag me back to Vegas after I promised myself I was done with that life. I’d bleed for her, I’d die for her, but can I save her?

Becoming His by K.I. Lynn:
When I slammed into Hollywood heartthrob Reid Gallagher, I never imagined it would turn into a first date I’d never forget. After all, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…right?

Going Down by Lisa Shelby:
She’s the only person I’ve ever loved and I’m the last person she wants to see. She’d hoped to avoid me as much as possible in Vegas, but when we get stuck alone in an elevator, not even she can deny that our chemistry still runs hot.

Blind Faith by Lauren Runow:
I never expected to be locked out of my room basically naked in a total blackout. Thinking that would be the biggest shock of my night was my first mistake.

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Becoming His by KI Lynn

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

When KI passed out the form for this, I had to jump.  I mean a novella taking place in Vegas…yes please.  We all know what happens in Vegas NEVER stays in Vegas right!!    All the stories that take place in this anthology are happening during a citywide Blackout in Vegas.

This was a super intense read but a quick read for any fan of her writing….and I am a fan for sure.

Reid, hottie movie star, who crashes in to Harper, regular insecure woman on vacation.  The characters are pulled together while they are in the elevator and they just can’t seem to shake off what they are feeling.

This was a great quick read a in a great collection of novellas.

K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology, Amazon Bestseller Becoming Mrs. Lockwood, and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about.

Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s cheese.

 

#Review – The Rebellious Sister (Unstoppable Liv Beaufont #1) by Sarah Noffke & Michael Anderle

The Rebellious Sister (Unstoppable Liv Beaufont, #1)

 

Olivia Beaufont likes fixing things and keeping to herself. She’s simple like that—but her life is about to drastically change.

Liv is a rebel with royal blood who abdicated her birthright. A string of murders changes everything and the House of Seven asks her to take on a role as a Warrior, one of seven positions revered for protecting magic.

Although Liv would rather stay out of the politics and conspiracies that she ran away from years ago, her family needs her. It’s only a twelve-year stint until her sister, the next in line, can take over.

So, what’s the harm in activating her magic and accepting her place as a warrior?

Everything.

Justice hasn’t been properly served by the House of Seven in a long time.

Not until now.

 

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An intriguing and magical start to a new series!

 

“The truth that binds all things is the ultimate way to protect magic, but first it must be discovered.”

 

Liv, a character that I see a lot of myself in, has basically isolated herself from her family and the House of Seven. Her parents death did not rest well with her and when she felt enough wasn’t being done to investigate it further she abdicated her birthright and is living among the mortals. When her brother and sister are murdered she is brought back into the House of Seven to take back her birthright and be a Warrior. She does so but under her conditions (you go girl!). Her magic is reinstated but she is out of practice. She decides to get her own training as something just isn’t right at the House. During her training she still has to go on her missions, she has a crazy talking cat that knows just a little too much about everything, and a giant that sees the good in her and helps her through her magic and missions.

 

The world building is great and the story line is fun and a bit chaotic! A perfect mixture for an urban fantasy thrill ride! Funny punch lines and goofy characters bring it all together. As she completes her mission even more questions arise. And she now questions other people’s loyalties as well. The question now is who is protecting who?

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Sarah Noffke

Sarah Noffke, an Amazon Best Seller, writes YA and NA science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and urban fantasy. In addition to being an author, she is a mother, podcaster and professor. Noffke holds a Masters of Management and teaches college business/writing courses. Most of her students have no idea that she toils away her hours crafting fictional characters. Noffke’s books are top rated and best-sellers on Amazon. Currently, she has forty-two novels published. Her books are available in paperback, audio and in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

To stay up to date with Sarah please visit her website and subscribe to her newsletter: www.sarahnoffke.com

Listen to Sarah’s podcast, LA Chicks, available on iTunes and Spotify: http://lachicks.libsyn.com/

Michael Anderle
Michael Anderle (ok, weird talking about myself in the 3rd person) (1967-Hopefully a long time from NOW) was born in Houston, Tx. A very curious child, he got into trouble – a lot. What to do with an inquisitive mind when he was grounded? Read!

Ok, done with all of that 3rd person stuff.

In the first 20 years, I mostly read Science Fiction and Fantasy. In the last 10 years I have enjoyed Urban Fantasy and Military Fiction. With this background, I’ve been blessed with creating The Kurtherian Gambit series, a well-selling, and fan loved, collection of stories.

The fans have propelled these stories beyond my wildest imagination and they should get all of the credit for sharing with friends, family and occasionally the random person on the street. They are fantastic!

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – JM Walker

J.M. Walker

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

J.M. Walker – Oh gosh. I hate talking about myself. Well, I’m the author of over 30 books. They range in all different levels of heat. They’re contemporary and erotica romance but mostly erotica. I have 2 MC series, BDSM stories, straight up erotica and smut. 😉

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I’ll write anywhere but I love writing at Starbucks. I usually get a Chai Tea Latte but I don’t need food. If I don’t have coffee or a latte, then it’s water.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting readers and my peers! It may take me a bit to come out of my shell but I LOVE watching people and being in my element. Book signings are life!

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

Tijan!!!

What author would you love to write with?

Oh gosh, I’m not sure. Stephen King or Lily White. Either of those two and I’d be happy.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Meeting so many new people.

What are your social links?

Website: http://www.aboutjmwalker.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jm.walker.author
Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JMsJems/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmwlkr
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jmwlkr/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5132169.J_M_Walker
Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y7dpjkud
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/j-m-walker
Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/o2i6u2

What are your buy links?

This is my next for sure release so I’m including these links: ☆Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology☆

Release date – January 8th

Pre-order now for only 99 cents ~ books2read.com/wantedanthology

=Blurb=

Get ready to go for a thrill ride with 20 dangerous bad boys who live on the wrong side of the law!

In this anthology, you’ll get 20 never before released stories about bikers, gangsters, and vigilantes from 20 of your favorite New York Times and Amazon bestselling authors!

Being bad has never felt so good because 100% of the proceeds from this set will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Authors include: Rachel Lyn Adams – Kim Bailey – Sybil Bartel – Laramie Briscoe – Marissa Dobson – Geri Glenn – Lane Hart – Amanda Heartley – Marie James – Keri Lake – Daphne Loveling – Liberty Parker – SH Richardson – Roxy Sinclaire – Angela Snyder – Winter Travers – Erin Trejo – J.M. Walker – D.B. West – Trisha Wolfe

Join our group ~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutlawsWanted

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Twinsie Angie’s Review of Before Us included in the Outlaw Anthology

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Before us by JM Walker

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

Holy Hells Bells!!

Jaron Mercer is so much like his father, Greyson, in so many ways!!

Piper!! Holy shit did I fall in love with her like I did her parents, Max and Dale!!

If this story is any indication of how the rest of the kid’s books will be, we are going to be in for a hell of a good read!!

Jaron and Piper’s story is only the beginning and you get to meet them in this anthology. They have some serious issues of loving each other for a long time but never really acting on the feelings until Paris. The two of them have finally lit that fuse and now they can’t stop what is meant to be.
This is a short and quick story, but it leaves me LONGING for the rest because trust me friends, this book is JUST the beginning of their long love story!!!