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#WOTR22 #Review – Not Playing Fair by A.J. Renee

Not Playing Fair

BEWARE: Cabin pressure may affect arousal.

Magdalena “Maggie” Perez Rivera

I don’t chase men… not even sexy papi chulos who pop into my life with their charming smiles. I should certainly avoid older ones who turn out to be my best friend’s beloved Uncle Connor. The last thing I need is another protective man in my life, even if I’m craving him.

Connor Hughes

My trip to Orlando is for an interview and to enjoy a short visit with my niece. That’s it. The tempting Latina is the furthest thing I need in my happily single life. To my surprise, the vixen slips under my skin and becomes a permanent fixture in my daily thoughts.

Deciding whether to test our undeniable chemistry may be the least of our worries, because life doesn’t always play a fair hand.

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

When the chemistry is so intense between people, things are bound to explode! This is a funny story full of passion, love, and of course some conflict. When these two meet, neither are ready for what’s next. The banter between them is hilarious and they certainly didn’t expect to see each other again, let alone expected that Connor was Maggie’s best friend’s uncle. OOPS!!! It is hot and steamy at times but there is a lot of the bumbling around acting like idiots’ moments too. There were a lot of times that I laughed out loud because I could see myself and/or my fiancé being in the same situation but then you have a lot of the awwww moments that capture your heart. This is a fun, lighthearted read that will keep you completely engrossed from start to finish. When things feel too good to make an exit strategy, decisions have to be made to walk away or jump in with both feet. This is an absolute must read!

AJ Renee

#RomanticComedy #ReverseHarem #Witches #Shifters #Paranormal #Dragons #FakeRelationship #dark #Wolves #MC #AgeGap #SiblingBestFriend -Twinsie Angie Top 5….errrr Top 6 from January 2022 to June 2022 – Accidental P*rnstar by Cindy Tanner, Til Death Do Us Part by Mary Martel, Rebel by AJ Renee, The Dragon’s Fake Fiancée by Sophie Stern, Outcast by RL Caulder, and Concede by SJ Chaynie

General Admission tickets are still available for Writers on the River at www.writersontheriver.com

Full list of attending authors can be found on the webpage as well.

Hope to see you there July 16th!!

Now enjoy my top picks from January to June!!  Lemme know if you grab any in the comments!

Angie

All of the authors on this list are attending authors except for SJ Chaynie…maybe some day 🙂

Accidental P*rnstar by [Cindy  Tanner]

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My college career was going great…

Until it wasn’t.

I lost my job, scholarship, and apartment in a trifecta of crap luck.

The last thing I want to do is run back home to my parents with my tail tucked. As luck would have it, my old roommate, Mason Davis, has a compelling—if slightly unorthodox solution—to my financial dilemma.

His suggestion?

A live stream feed of me enjoying a little steamy fun with HIM. The smoking hot guy I’ve fantasized about countless times before.

Surely, a tenacious bookworm like me can figure out how to let go of her inhibitions for one night.

After all, going viral is a good thing… right?

ANGIE Review

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

Lawd ya’ll when Cindy showed me the title for this book I was cracking up. I couldn’t wait to read it. When she asked if I wanted an ARC…legit I jumped. I am so glad I did. This book has so many amazing lines and scenes. I was giggling on my chair on the deck. I legit gave the “Why are you looking at me” stare to my husband when he was all “Lets do something.” UHM NO Jules and Mason are making a PORN! LOL
SO Jules and Mason lived together with a snot and Mason moved out long before Jules. She was all kinds of a mess because on top of losing her housing she needs a job. She is at the club whichis never does and is drinking. She makes a fool of herself a couple times and thankfully Noah is there for them. LOL Jules and Mason reconnect and he offers her a room in his condo. Ya know the one he has also ready paid for. Well the comedy of what happens just needs to be read but needless to say Jules is not about t move in when…again …she has zero place to go.
Jules moves in and then Mason tells her is secret…ya know he does ALLFANS>>>GASP!! I know right!! SO after a quick chat he says he would love to scene with her for a cool $5K. When a girl is down a girl needs to do some drastic measures.
SO Mason and Jules start to blur the line between roommates/dating couple/work mates. They have some misunderstanding, jealousy, miscommunication, and of course a dash of “You trying to steal my girl”!!
The story was perfect. It was a great read and for sure I want a book on Mel and Noah.

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Till Death Do Us Part (An Ariel Kimber Novel Book 7) by [Mary  Martel ]

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Ariel Kimber and her coven are under imminent threat from the Council. They are monsters, without fangs or horns, who hide behind their mantle of power, and they will do anything to get what they want.

The problem is, they want Ariel. They want her so badly that every other person around her is in danger just by being near her.

The Council forgot one very important fact though—Ariel Kimber is no victim. She’s a survivor, and the Council is stupid to think they can simply take her and destroy everything and everyone she loves.

She will do whatever it takes to keep her coven safe, even if she has to go through hell to do it. They are all more than willing to fight alongside her because she’s finally agreed to spend the rest of her life tied to them in every way possible.

They have a lot to fight for.

The goal is to make it to the other side without losing anyone along the way because they want their happily ever after.

And they want to be able to say till death do us part.

But life for Ariel Kimber is never that easy.

And it never will be.

ANGIE’s Review –

I received this book from the author for free for an honest review by that sexy bitch Mary Martel.

Between texting Mary to yell at her and texting her to sob to her…this book was everything fans of the series want to read. There is so much that happens in this book to move the story forward and answer questions but start so many new ones.
I am so afraid to spoiler this book that I am going to keep my review kinda vague in parts. I want you to be just as devasted and excited as I was. Lemme just say prepare for Chapters 14-17 because they are so heavy. My stomach was in KNOT…KNOTS…..tears….heartbreak….guys…so much happens in this part of the book.
Now don’t go thinking the rest of the book isn’t important because LAWD it is. There are so many parts of the book I need to discuss like Rain, Romero, and Isobel. I mean Jesus these 3. The crazy triangle!!!
Can I saw Q and Ariel arguing are pretty epic and as always hilarious for you the reader. Q is my favorite of the coven guys and of course he is an epic fuck up with his girl and understanding when she needs girly stuff. But I love Damien and Jules more this novel. Jules for standing up to Rain and Damien for understanding Ariel and her girl ways. Tyson is the best friend we need and love. Dash…sigh,,,he is just sensitive Dash. The twins made my heart so happy in this book. They open up and really show us how much they love being loved by Ariel. They understand her fears and do everything to let her know she is perfect for them.
The Council…guys…so much shit happens this book and shit will reverberate after shit that happens this book. I am so nervous and excited for what will happen after this book. GAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Vague reviews so as to not post spoilers!!!!!! Its so tough!!! But I need you to be just as devastated and broken as I was!
There was a new character introduced…..friends……your heart….it will be destroyed and yet it will make everything right with the coven. Does that make sense? It will trust me. I loved and hated this character. Loved them because of who they are but hated their back story. If they are involved in the Council it cant be a good one right????
As always I am a needy reader and want so much more. I can’t wait to see what happens next!!!

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Rebel (Alumbra Pack Book 1) by [AJ Renee, Angie Wade]

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He’d long given upon finding his mate, but when he does, is she too broken to trust their bond?
Meeting boys after curfew should have been innocent fun, but it turned Rosalia’s life upside down. Escaping the werewolf compound wasn’t an option, so she did her best to survive the twisted hell she’d been dragged to. Her dreams of having a real chance at life had been smothered by guilt and the realization she was too broken, even if she ever did see her loved ones again.
Peter had nearly given up on finding his true mate, but a mission to rescue a pack member’s sister leads him to Rosalia. If he’d known why she’d been impossible to locate, he would have left the pack in his beta’s care and moved mountains to save her sooner.
He must find the strength to rein in his wolf’s need to claim her and give her the necessary space to heal. Her body, heart, and wolf are at odds, with merely a thin string keeping her tattered spirit from coming apart. Can Rosalia learn to trust Peter, or are the jagged, invisible scars too deep?

Angie’s Review –

I purchased this book.
I LOVED PETER!! I mean I have loved him since meeting him in the Broderick series. You do not have to read the Broderick series to read this book OR the following books in the series BUT I highly suggest it so you understand the relationships.
Peter…he is the best alpha. He loves his pack and those he deems pack like the witches in the Broderick coven. He is fierce in protecting those he loves. He is happy with his life, but he yearns for his mate. He is happy for Brandy and her siblings but…yeah why can’t he find HERE!!! Our calm cool alpha is outta his mind lately and he is not sure WHY. He can’t focus and is just hot tempered which is not Peter. When the pack and the coven go to save some women, he is beyond mad to see his mate there…in the room of abused and battered women AND a sister to Claudia.
Rosalie is the brave one of the group. She has done lots of things that many would find disgusting to survive abuse and horrors. When she realizes they are being rescued and its by her sister, she is overjoyed and then…..she sees him. The large wolf is her mate. She is scared given she has seen how alpha tend to treat women.
Rosie and Peter have a lot to overcome but Peter becomes more the man we know and love. He is doing everything to make sure she knows she is safe and wanted no matter what she as been through. He is doing everything to put her at ease to him and his caring. The waters these two navigate was pretty wicked at times but Peter never faulters. GUYS I loved him even more!!! GAH!! PETER!!!
I am so excited for this series and absolutely love that the Brodericks are just as front and center in this series as Peter’s pack was in their story. But I really wanna know whats up with Xander but Lea and Joel!! EEEEP!!!!
I cannot wait!!

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The Dragon's Fake Fiancée (Shifters of Rawr County Book 6) by [Sophie Stern]

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Cosmo has been living in Rawr County for the last 10 years because he hates himself and wants to be miserable. Dragon Isle was no good for him. Everyone there was too happy and joyful. A dragon like him deserves to be unhappy.

When his family tries to set him up with a childhood friend to date, he blurts out a lie: he’s engaged.

It’s not true.

But when they surprise him with an unexpected visit, he grabs his nearest employee, Athena, and introduces her as his fiancée.

What could possibly go wrong?

Angie’s Review –

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

Ok here goes. So Sophie is about the most adorable person I have ever met. I have read several of her alter ego books but have been looking to sink my teeth into on of these books but life man…not enough time in the day, right? SO, she offered this ARC and I jumped. Its in a “series” but all the books can be read in any order. I didn’t have any issues reading the 3 or 4th book in the series. Every side character was briefly introduced and then off we went.
Cosmo and Athena…. holy hawt burn. Holy pants melting off…. holy office spankings. Oh yeah you read that right…. OFFICE. SPANKING!
Ok ok so the Office Spanking was to get you hooked now lets really get down to the story, shall we??
Cosmo is a grumpy…..errrr……brooding dragon. His friends are all mating up and he is in love with his secretary who is in love with Benjamin. UGH Gross Benny. Anyway, he looks forward to seeing her every single day. Since she is his paralegal, it does happen all the time.
Althena is head over heels in love with her boss. Ya know, the dragon. She does everything can can to be close to him like going back to school to be a paralegal. She is so afraid of looking like the pathetic girl she is, and maybe in hopes of making him jealous, she makes but a boyfriend.
One phone call and visit from Cosmo’s family changes EVERYTHING for them. Cosmos mom and dad want him to come home to meet another chick to possible settle him down on Dragon Isle to have some dragon babies. Cosmo is not down with this idea, so he throws Athena under the bus and she goes along with it.
I mean they live together for a week and pretend to be getting married. They know so much about the other how can it go wrong?? LAWD the feelings that come rolling off each of them not knowing how the other really feels. The chemistry was so thick but the slow burn…….I almost combusted!!!
This story was sooooo good. I sat and devoured it in a couple hours. Now I need to grab the other books in the series and I am so looking forward to Jennifer, The Red Panda’s book with Lewis!!!

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Outcast (The Pack Prophecy Book 1) by [R.L. Caulder]

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“The arrival of the Prophetess will bring both hope and destruction for the wolves of the world.

She alone will be able to save them–or damn them.”

The dark prophecy that has been passed down since the first pack of shifters is coming to fruition– and I am at the center of it.

An orphaned human taken in by a pack of wolves. The fate of their existence in my hands.

I’ve been treated as the dirt beneath the pack’s paws for years.

Will they be able to accept my new role when my powers surface? Will I be able to forgive them enough to help them?

The bright spot amongst all the turmoil…finding my three fated. Until one of them rejects our bond.

The one thing I know for sure…death is coming for us all, soon, and the person responsible for it? Their betrayal is going to alter the shifter world forever.

I’ll conquer my powers, protect the packs, and live happily ever after with my men, right?

Wrong.

No one is prepared for the vile truths of my visions to come to light.

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Author Note: This book has a 18+ warning and is intended for mature audiences. It is book one in The Pack Prophecy series which will end in a cliffhanger.

Angie’s Review –

I purchased this book and audio,

The narration of the story *Chef’s Kiss* was absolutely perfect. Heather and Jeffrey brought the characters to life 110%. I will be honest in that I LOVE Jeffrey’s audio and when I see his name, I am super excited.

I grabbed this book because R. L. Caulder will be attending a book signing I am going too. She has so many books to pick BUT this one had audio. It was the winner. I gotta admit chance is why I grabbed the book, but I am so addicted to Kira and her men.
I loved the fact this book was kinda a shifter’s version of Cinderella…I mean she is a gross human the Alpha and his wife, Maya, took in. But once the Alpha’s mate was killed by daimoma, he blames her and is keeping her in misery to punish her.
Kira had only known happiness the few years she was with Jameson and his mother, Maya. Once Maya was killed she was only bullied and teases horrible by all the wolves in the pack Jameson and Sophia were the worst ones to her. There was only one bright spot in her day. Milo always would protect her. He has made it clear he has feelings for her, but she knows once the full moon hits when he turns 21 just like the rest of the pack, he will find his mate and forget her. She guards her heart and hopes one day she can find happiness too.
The closer the pack comes to the next full moon, Kira notices Seth, Jameson’s bestie, looking at her like a pork chop. She is angry that NOW he admits he has feelings. Sorry Seth not happening. Kira does as she is always expected to do when the full moon hits and everyone changes….even KIRA!!!??? Milo, Seth, AND Jameson all run to her because they feel the pull to their “Fated Mate”. The wolves all see who for her she is but the men have issue except Milo. Seth soon realizes he needs to listen to his wolf but Jameson…well he is a dick. Mega dick who is so blinded with hatred for Kira.
Kira soon learns she is has the powers to save the shifters but a cliffy happens when she soon discovers what is happening and who is leading the daimoma.
I can’t wait to see what happens next!!!

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Concede: Knights of Paradise MC by [S.J.  Chaynie ]

This book releases TOMORROW July 1st!!

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I’ve spent the last four years in a Catholic boarding school. A very different world from the one I have found myself being forced into. There is a dangerous game being played, and I haven no choice but to be under his protection. He’s the king, and expects me to bow just like all the others. The more he demands, the more I resist. He’s not just too old for me, or just the president of a motorcycle club. He’s my brother’s best friend, and if he wants me as his queen, he better prove he’s worthy enough for me to put on the crown.

This is an adult novel intended for mature readers.
Book 1 of the Knights of Paradise MC Series. Does end on a cliffhanger, part of a continuing series.

Angie’s Review –

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

First up, I saw a booktok trailer and was like “HEEEEY GIRL” to the authors.  I essentially asked nicely…cough cough begged…..for an ARC of this book.  MC is my JAM and it sounded like something I would love.  It hits all my favs…Best friend’s sibling/age gap/MC.  I was super thrilled when she said YES.  I got the book and downloaded thinking I would get a chapter or two in before I put it down to do housework.  PFT Housework be damned.  Maverick and Tanner had my FULL attention, but I was side eyeing Dom and Dani.  Don’t worry I got questions you two!!

Now I know people are haters for cliffhangers, but I love them.  I really do.  So, I will warn you this is a cliffy but it’s a good one.  Does that make sense?  Prolly not for you cliffy haters.  But for real, I loved it and where it dropped at is a good ending/beginning for the next story.

Ok so Maverick/Zeke and Tanner/Vix.  This book runs you through the gamete.  Tanner starts to story as a wide-eyed boarding school virgin with no idea who her brother is and especially what a MC Club is.  When the story cliffies, we see a strong woman who know what she wants and who she wants.  My favorite scene of the book is when she has had it with Maverick’s shit.  For Real!!  Our girl is over it and she tells him what is up.  It is up to him to make the changes because she is DONZO.  But my next favorite scene is when they are bed shopping for his room…Maverick is a dirty dirty boy!!!  He plays soooo dirty to get what he wants, and that is Tanner!

Maverick is the MC president, and he loves the lifestyle.  He doesn’t think he should settle down and honestly doesn’t really have any intensions.  However, Tanner makes him want more and importantly makes him FEEL more.  The feelings she causes in him are powerful and super confusing to the manwhore.

Now Dom is Tanners brother who is all “Hand off” buuuuut dude uhm you don’t seem to be keeping your hands off Mavericks little sister, Dani.  Pot Meet Kettle!!  I can’t wait to see what happens in book 2.  I think Mr. Dom is getting the much-needed eye opener he needs to claim what his heart desires most!

#WOTR22 #ReleaseDay #DoubleReview #Paranormal #Shifters #FatedMates – Bold, Alumbra Pack Book 2 by AJ Renee

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True mates should be protected at all costs, even when their past comes barging back in.
Joel was content in helping his alpha and cousin with pack matters. Protect witches, hunt down pack family members, attend a long pack weekend put on by the alpha’s mate? Check, check, and check.
Laying eyes on his true mate wasn’t what he expected, but it’s the best thing he could have hoped for. When she begins ghosting him, he’s forced to dig deep for patience.
Lea was a survivor. At least that was what the psychologist she saw told her. Getting past the horrors her life had become was one thing. Meeting her true mate and feeling worthy of their fated destiny was another.
As if navigating the waters of a true mate weren’t hard enough, she runs into the man who set off the horrid chain of events that ruined her life.
Can she accept he’s unlike the men of her past, or will their open wounds be the death of them?

Alumbra Pack
Rebel
Bold

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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

Oh Joel.  You hot piece of pack meat!!  We met Joel and knew he was part of the alpha, Peter’s, inner circle.  He was always off doing pack business but also being a protector to pack members.  When he comes home and hears Lea singing, he knew she was his.  Knowing she was a survivor of the horrors the women had gone through but the pack saved, he was ready to be patient and kind to win her over.

Lea was a mess of fear when her body came alive when she saw Joel.  Fear kept her away and fear made her push him but mainly fear of what could happen if her past before the kidnapping was found out.  Lea was outted by her friend about her fear which tears Joel apart.  I felt so bad for the wonderful pack member.  But her rejection is just too much for the soft hearted were.

When Joel and Lea start to make some head way to see why the fates mated them together, her past comes tumbling out in a big and terrible way.  I loved seeing Lea form a backbone and fight for what she wanted.  I loved seeing Joel realize she was stronger than he imagined.  Their love story was such a great read.

Guys, I loved Peter and Joel in their books but I think Xander is going to steal my heart.  He is too funny and grumpy that I am head over heals for this were.  I am beyond excited for Adira’s book and the mysterious man who has her allllllll messed up!!!

I received book from the author for an honest review.

I loved this book as much as I did Rebel.  Peter had my heart beating double time but Joel had me swooning.  I cannot wait for all these wolves to find their true mate. Joel gives Lea the time she needs which could possibly end up killing them both.

Joel works for Peter on projects that take him out of town for long periods of time. When he returns the night of the party, he knows Lea is his when he hears her singing and sees her.  Lea sees her true mate, Joel, but she is scared her past will sneak up on her. While trying to push her true mate away she unknowing could harm both of them.

One of Joel’s assignments ends up bringing Lea’s past right to their door. I love that Lea does not back down and run but shows the strength inside her. She is such a strong werewolf and she lets it out to take what is hers.

These two go through so much and have to learn to trust one another. I love how this pack works well together. They all make up a great team when they are put in situations.  They are resourceful always finding a way to pull together and come out on top. I am in love with this entire pack and cannot wait to see where this story goes and who everyone’s mate is. I am especially excited to see who Xander or even Alton’s mate will be but it looks like Adira is next up in the mate department.  She is going to be another strong female heroine and I cannot wait to hear her story.

AJ Renee loves to write steamy romance with a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading.

She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology.

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#WOTR22 #Novella #Medical #TwinsieOfTheDayPam – Wes, Love in Scrubs Book 3 by AJ Renee

Wes (Love in Scrubs Book 3) by [AJ Renee, Angie Wade]

From the author of the St. Fleur series comes a fun tale of finding love in the emergency room.

Nurse. Mom. Daughter. Natalia Kruze wore many hats, but mom was the role she was most proud of. As a single mom, she couldn’t be everywhere at once, but she had been blessed with a patient son and helpful parents. Dating wasn’t high on the priority list, so it was safe to say it had been years since she’d experienced any kind of electrifying spark from a man.

With her defenses low after missing another soccer game, a patient catches her eye. Sexy and decidedly stubborn, Wes Wilkins succeeds in leaving his ER visit with her number.

Had they finally found the love they deserved, or will they put their dreams second to their kids’ needs?

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Review by Pam

Wes: 5***** Stars
Family Committed
Gah!!! Crying now. It’s so good! Each book in this series can be read as a stand alone. But I highly recommend that you read them all. Each one gets better. You will need tissues for this story. Natalie and Wes meet in an unconventional way. I love the way AJ thinks. Lots of humor. Love the commitment to family. From a True Fan… Pam James.

Such a fun set of books to read.

AJ Renee is a military wife and mother of three. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

She loves to read and write steamy romance with a happily ever after. When not working, you can find her playing World of Warcraft, board games, or outdoors for a run or hike.

#WOTR22 #novella #medical #Series #TwinsieOfTheDayPam – Jason, Love in Scrubs book 2 by AJ Renee

Jason (Love in Scrubs Book 2) by [AJ Renee, Angie Wade]

From the author of the St. Fleur series comes a fun tale of finding love in the most unexpected place.

Being stood up for a first date was the last thing on Ava King’s mind. Yet Mr. Wrong opened the door to Mr. Sexy, who’s already sitting next to her at the bar. One drink becomes two, and going against her own code, she goes home with the charming stranger.

Waking in Jason’s foreign bed sends her into a panic, and she escapes before any morning-after awkwardness can ensue.

Can fate bring them together again to see if their chemistry transcends one steamy night of passion?

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Review by Pam

Jason: 5***** stars
Tug at Your Heart Good
This book made me an emotional mess. It definitely tugged at my heart. Ava runs from Jason after a night of passion. He does not have her # or her last name. When they meet up again, he wants another chance to get to know her. Great short story. It can be read as a stand alone. From a True Fan… Pam James

AJ Renee is a military wife and mother of three. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

She loves to read and write steamy romance with a happily ever after. When not working, you can find her playing World of Warcraft, board games, or outdoors for a run or hike.

#WOTR22 #Novella #Medical #Series #TwinsieOfTheDayPam – Joshua, Love in Scrubs book 1 by AJ Renee

Joshua (Love in Scrubs Book 1) by [AJ Renee, Angie Wade]

From the author of the St. Fleur series comes a fun tale of finding love in the emergency room.

The single life had been treating Hazel Rivera better than she’d anticipated. With no one to report to, she did as she pleased, which included if and when she’d have a man in her bed. She felt no shame in satisfying her own needs, but when toy-play goes wrong, she earns herself a visit to the emergency room.

Squirming in pain, the last thing she expected was to find a sexy nurse assigned to her room. She could lose herself in a man like him—sinful eyes, full lips, and a kindhearted attitude—but before she can catch Joshua Bradley again, she’s sent home.

When life hands them a second chance, will they risk their hearts?

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Review by Pam

Joshua: 4**** stars
Very Entertaining
This laugh out loud story has some very sexy scenes. I was chuckling right away. Hazel has an unfortunate incident and ends up in the ER where she meets Nurse Hottie. You have to read the book to find out why. This is a short story. I would have liked more because it was so entertaining. From a Fan… Pam James

AJ Renee is a military wife and mother of three. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

She loves to read and write steamy romance with a happily ever after. When not working, you can find her playing World of Warcraft, board games, or outdoors for a run or hike.

#WOTR22 #Paranormal #Shifters #Wolves #Witches #SpinOff #SeriesStarter – Rebel, Alumbra Pack Book 1 by AJ Renee

Rebel (Alumbra Pack Book 1) by [AJ Renee, Angie Wade]

He’d long given upon finding his mate, but when he does, is she too broken to trust their bond?
Meeting boys after curfew should have been innocent fun, but it turned Rosalia’s life upside down. Escaping the werewolf compound wasn’t an option, so she did her best to survive the twisted hell she’d been dragged to. Her dreams of having a real chance at life had been smothered by guilt and the realization she was too broken, even if she ever did see her loved ones again.
Peter had nearly given up on finding his true mate, but a mission to rescue a pack member’s sister leads him to Rosalia. If he’d known why she’d been impossible to locate, he would have left the pack in his beta’s care and moved mountains to save her sooner.
He must find the strength to rein in his wolf’s need to claim her and give her the necessary space to heal. Her body, heart, and wolf are at odds, with merely a thin string keeping her tattered spirit from coming apart. Can Rosalia learn to trust Peter, or are the jagged, invisible scars too deep?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this book.

I LOVED PETER!!  I mean I have loved him since meeting him in the Broderick series.  You do not have to read the Broderick series to read this book OR the following books in the series BUT I highly suggest it so you understand the relationships.

Peter…he is the best alpha.  He loves his pack and those he deems pack like the witches in the Broderick coven.  He is fierce in protecting those he loves.  He is happy with his life, but he yearns for his mate.  He is happy for Brandy and her siblings but…yeah why can’t he find HERE!!!  Our calm cool alpha is outta his mind lately and he is not sure WHY. He can’t focus and is just hot tempered which is not Peter.  When the pack and the coven go to save some women, he is beyond mad to see his mate there…in the room of abused and battered women AND a sister to Claudia.

Rosalie is the brave one of the group.  She has done lots of things that many would find disgusting to survive abuse and horrors.  When she realizes they are being rescued and its by her sister, she is overjoyed and then…..she sees him.  The large wolf is her mate. She is scared given she has seen how alpha tend to treat women.

Rosie and Peter have a lot to overcome but Peter becomes more the man we know and love.  He is doing everything to make sure she knows she is safe and wanted no matter what she as been through.  He is doing everything to put her at ease to him and his caring.  The waters these two navigate was pretty wicked at times but Peter never faulters.  GUYS I loved him even more!!!  GAH!!  PETER!!!

I am so excited for this series and absolutely love that the Brodericks are just as front and center in this series as Peter’s pack was in their story.  But I really wanna know whats up with Xander but Lea and Joel!! EEEEP!!!!

I cannot wait!!

AJ Renee is a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.

Twinsie Angie Top 5 from July until December 2021 – #WOTR22Authors #Witches #Paranormal #SeriesFinale #Duet, #Mafia #dark #Family #Shifters #UglyCry #RH #Alpha – Cursed Luck by AJ Renee, Vow to Protect by JL Beck and Monica Corwin, His Reluctant Mate by Miranda Lynn, Timestamps by KL Kreig, and Quinton by Mary Martel

Hey friends!!  What a year!!  I admit I spent a lot of time this year with rereading oldies from 2012-2014 but I did read some great new ones to share with you.

The following authors are attending authors:

AJ Renee, Monica Corwin,  Miranda Lynn, Mary Martel and KL Kreig

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Here are my top 5 new reads for you in no order at all.

Cursed Luck (Broderick Coven, #5)

Edward Broderick was anything but lucky.

His intuition made him suave in both business and life. Unfortunately, his debonair style went out the window when an ethereal beauty slipped into his life. No woman had made him feel like a tongue-tied fifteen-year-old before.

Free-spirited Mia Hemlock didn’t live by others’ expectations. Yet her easy life was shaken by the arrogant and awkward, yet handsome, man. Not even her earth magic could ground her heart when she became consumed by the man.

Will they accept the goddess’s love match, or will they allow misunderstandings and greed to force them apart?

Broderick Coven Series:
Cursed Love
Cursed Sight
Cursed Whispers
Cursed Touch
Cursed Luck

My 5 Star witchy review is HERE 


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Vow to Protect

They call me a monster.

Murderous and hateful.

Beautiful but broken.
Nothing can calm the ever raging storm inside of me. As the ruthless leader of the Doubeck family there is a certain standard of brutality I have to uphold.

To be gentle or kind is a weakness I cannot afford.

That is until the day I meet her.

Beautiful, innocent, and so very afraid.

Valentina is a rival family’s daughter, and the little temptress has purposely tangled herself in my dark web.

She seeks me out, needing my help, but the price for what she wants will be steep.

Since my father’s death I’ve needed a wife to solidify my family name and this woman has piqued my interest.

We strike a deal intertwining our futures.

I’ll put a ring on her finger, own her body, keep her safe, and kill them all.

I make a vow to protect her at all costs.

That is until her secrets come to light, and I’m left with the choice of becoming the monster she’s only ever heard rumors about.

**This is a dark forced marriage mafia romance, that ends on a cliffhanger. It contains dub-con/non-con as well as other scenes that may be triggering to some readers.**

My 4 star Romeo Juliet Mafia love story review HERE

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Her Reluctant Mate (Night Shift Series Bk 2)

Diego

Known as DJ among his pride, Diego Cordova moved to South America to escape his life as an assassin and torture expert for a cartel. His ability to turn off his humanity is what kept him alive through all the ugliness thrust upon him. Yet his soul is scarred from each life he took… making him feel unworthy of a mate.

How could anyone love him when they learn of all he’s done?

Kymber

Kymber Prescott knows her boss, Ricardo, is a horrible person, but she’s powerless to escape him. Even so, she‘s irresistibly drawn to DJ and refuses to let Ricardo hurt him, or his loving pride. To protect them all, she’s willing to gamble with the one thing Ricardo has yet to rip away… her life.

Tapping into the side of himself he thought he put behind him, DJ fights to free Kymber from Ricardo’s clutches. Will he get to her in time? Or will her freedom be auctioned off to the highest bidder?

My 5 star Holy hawt alpha review HERE

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Time Stamps by [KL Kreig]

Time stamps.

Our life is marked by them. Significant milestones to the seemingly mundane. All of them have a place. A purpose. Moments and chapters stacking on each other, building scars and memories. Creating stories that are only ours to tell.

But those stamps are finite, pre-determined. And eventually our allotment runs out.

This is our story. Our collection of time stamps. The culmination of our love, our struggles, our redemption and our heartbreak. This story isn’t always easy, but it is real. A genuine account of utter devotion, where every page is crammed with pure emotion and truth and the gift of loving another person more than yourself. Share with us in our dreams, our laughter. Cry with us in our sorrows, our pain.

Take this journey through our time stamps with Laurel and I, and I will meet you at the end.

~ Roth Warren Keswick

Ugly snot sobbing cry review HERE

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Quinton by [Mary  Martel , Mary  Martel]

Quinton Alexander is the head of his coven, or so he thinks.

He’s the type of man who would go to any extreme to protect his loved ones, and he’s also the type of man who would do anything it took to make sure they are all happy.

He grew up in a way that taught him that the only thing that really mattered in this whole world was keeping the people you love safe—a lesson he learned at a very young age from his twisted, sadistic father.

But sometimes in a man’s life, it’s nice to know that the people you love care just as much about you as you do them. Sometimes, it’s nice to be able to put yourself first for once.

Especially when it comes to the girl of your dreams, whom you have to share with the rest of your coven.

When it comes down to it, though, who’s going to go to extremes to protect the leader of the coven when he needs it? Who’s going to keep him safe? Or is he going to have to do what he always does and look after himself?

Quinton Alexander is an Ariel Kimber Novella. It’s a part of a reverse harem series. It contains mature content and is best suited for readers 18+.

Did you THINK I would forget my Baby Daddy Review HERE

#WOTR22 #AttendingAuthor #Spotlight – AJ Renee

A.J. Renee

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m AJ Renee and I write contemporary and paranormal romance! I’m so happy to be here with you today. A little about me, I live in Virginia, I’m an air force wife, mom to three girls, avid animal lover, and I enjoy trying new to me wines and craft beer.

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

The first book is always harder. You have to set the setting and create a strong foundation and it usually holds the most details.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

If I’m not excited, my readers won’t be either. I have to make sure the ideas are fresh and I’m not producing the same plot with different names. Everyone has different struggles and obstacles as do characters in books. My job is to create those and tell a great story.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

The best advice is if you’re not feeling it or are struggling, give yourself a mental break. It’s sometimes best to take a few steps back so when you return to it you’re firing at 100%.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

On writing days, about three hours.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

They are ALL special to me! Don’t make me choose!

If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?

Again with the hard questions! I love both the St. Fleur series and my Broderick Coven, so either of those on the big screen would be wonderful. As far as actors, who ever can bring the characters alive. There are too many talented actors to pick from.

What is your definition of success?

I’m still trying to define success within my writing career. Outside of work, seeing my children thrive, not be jerks, and showing kindness tells me I haven’t failed at motherhood.

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#WOTR21 #Paranormal #SeriesEnding #Witches – Cursed Luck, The Broderick Coven Book #5 by AJ Renee

Cursed Luck (Broderick Coven, #5)

Edward Broderick was anything but lucky.

His intuition made him suave in both business and life. Unfortunately, his debonair style went out the window when an ethereal beauty slipped into his life. No woman had made him feel like a tongue-tied fifteen-year-old before.

Free-spirited Mia Hemlock didn’t live by others’ expectations. Yet her easy life was shaken by the arrogant and awkward, yet handsome, man. Not even her earth magic could ground her heart when she became consumed by the man.

Will they accept the goddess’s love match, or will they allow misunderstandings and greed to force them apart?

Broderick Coven Series:
Cursed Love
Cursed Sight
Cursed Whispers
Cursed Touch
Cursed Luck

Goodreads

Review by Twinsie Angie

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

This series has gotten better with each book, and I cannot wait to see then in the next series with Peter. The last book in the series I admit I was wondering about. Edward is quiet and we don’t know much about him at all.  But after meeting Mia, I had to wonder where she would fall in the series or the next.  I was happy to see she was the perfect fit for our brooding and awkward final Broderick brother.

Eddie (as his siblings call him) is a loner by choice and his family has always allowed him to get away with it.  He loves that his siblings have all fallen in love and gotten mated, but he sure doesn’t think this is in the cards for him.  He is a bit jealous, but he is making the best with what he feels he was dealt.  When he is stumped by a gorgeous witch at his siters wedding he begins to question if the fates had finally tapped on his shoulder.

Mia can’t stop looking at the mysterious Broderick brother she hasn’t met.  She can’t stop thinking about him but when he opens his mouth, he only seems to insert his foot.  The couple have some growing pains and figuring out the other but when they DO, it’s a great chemistry.  As t be expected there are a few miscommunications they have to figure out, but the story is fast, and I flew reading it.  Also, can someone tell Peter to shut his wolfy mouth. Dude is seriously a buzz kill….lol

I loved the whole series and cannot wit for Peter to find some love in his series.  Dude is LONELY!!!!

AJ Renee loves to write steamy romance with a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading.

She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology.

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