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Twinsie Dee Top 5 reads for July- December

#wotr #attendingauthor #partofaseries Gorgeous Nightmare (Ariel Kimber 8) by Mary Martel 

https://amzn.to/3envSi9 

Gorgeous Nightmare : An Ariel Kimber World Novel by Mary Martel | Goodreads 

Isobel has been through a lot more than the average woman in her short life. 

Family murdered. 

Tortured by the Council. 

Rescued by a beautiful man she’s obsessed with. 

She’s not the average witch. She’s slightly broken, plagued by horrible nightmares, and she’s also just a little bit on the crazy side. 

But broken and slightly crazy women deserve love too, right? 

She sure thinks so. Now she’s got to convince all the men in her life that they should take a chance on her and give love a try as well. 

The only problem with that is they’re all just as crazy as she is, if not even more so. And she is certainly not the only damaged one in the bunch. They’ve all got their own nightmares to face, they just need to learn that it’s much easier to face them together than it is to stand all alone in the dark with no one to hold your hand through it. 

Review- Finally we are getting a looking into a few new characters we have gotten to know later on in the series. Isobel was saved by Ariel from the council she was being held captive in a dark hole chained by her arms and had her eye sight stripped, they used and abused her also they killed her entire family. She is a fighter and now she’s living with Rain, and Baxter in the cabin. They are their own little family with Romero who is Dash’s father who was thought to be dead all theses year surprise a deep dark secret that Ariel was able to solve. Also Finn is now a part of this little group and hes got eyes for 1 female witch that is a first for him a female has never made him feel this way but Isobel does. These lives might have a tragic and traumatic past but together they are each other’s missing links and are the key to each others happiness. MARY has done it again another amazing book in a world im so in love with.  

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#wotr #attendingauthor #seriesstarter Seeing Sound (Tasting Madness 1) by Albany Waker  

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Seeing Sound (Tasting Madness, #1) by Albany Walker | Goodreads 

I’m starting over. 
 
Moving to a new town to start college, where I can try to be normal. Or at least pretend I am. 
 
I’m willing to fake it, because I’m tired of trying to get better. Tired of spilling my guts to doctors and therapists to understand why I’ve heard voices since I was a child. 
 
The meds are working… for now, but if they stop, I’ll never tell. I just want to live my life, and if that means ignoring why so many people think I’m crazy, so be it. 
 
She’s the most silent storm I’ve ever witnessed. 
 
Waylynn is as pretty as a picture, curvy, with hazel eyes that always seem to evade everyone’s gaze. 
 
She’s been avoiding me since our first encounter, but fate intervenes and brings her right back to me… and my brother. 
 
Now I need to know more. 
 
Seeing Sound is the first book of the Tasting Madness Series. This is Reverse Harem novel with adult themes and situations. 

Review- Waylynn is starting college in a new town and trying to be as normal as possible. She got the right combination of medication so that the voices will stop for the time being and she can be as normal as she can. But when she hears the voices that are normally in her head out loud, she starts to get a little freaked out but she isnt going to let that bother her too much. She’s just gotten out of the in-patient treatment center that her parents send her to when the voices get to strong because her medication isnt working again. But this time shes not going crazy the voices belong to faces and they are right in front of her. Maverick is the TA in Waylynn’s english class and they have a pull to each other that is very strange to her shes never felt anything like this before. But she also feels it for his brother too. She cant explain these feelings but she also don’t know what to do about it. None of them do, will they give into these feelings, with Waylynn telling them all about her past or will she keep it a secret. This book was so good a bit confusing to me in the beginning but then the pieces started to go together and I couldn’t put it down. Once again Albany proves why I love her and anticipate all of her words. 

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#wotr #newrelease #mm #standalone Rebound by Kate Hawthorne 

Rebound by Kate Hawthorne | Goodreads 

https://amzn.to/3qeHiHy 

They say the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else… 
 
At least that’s what Ben is trying to convince himself. Ready to put his ex-boyfriend in the rear view for good, he connects with a handsome older man who’s only interested in something quick and casual. Their rules are simple—no strings, no feelings, and absolutely no kissing. 
 
Thomas has never been with a man before, but in the midst of divorcing his estranged wife, he knows it’s something he is ready to act on. He’s wondered for years if his attraction to men is something real, so hooking up with an experienced and gorgeous younger man seems like a surefire way to find out. Better yet, it’ll kill two birds with one stone: exploring the depths of his midlife awakening and moving forward into a brand kind of new life. 
 
One time together turns into two times, and two turns into something regular, but the rules still apply… until they don’t. Late night phone calls lead to early evening dinner dates, and one by one the rules are all out the window. 
 
Ben was supposed to be Thomas’s first time, and Thomas was supposed to be Ben’s rebound…but what if the best way to get over someone is also the best way to fall in love? 

 Review-What better way to get over your ex-wife then sleeping with a man right? Well Thomas did that very thing he always had a curious side of him of what it would be like to be with a man, and after he finally got divorced from his wife who was actually cheating on him, he thought what better time than now he was alone in his new apartment he got on an app he had so hidden no one would find it. Ben was dealing with a narcissist boyfriend who just abused his body, mind and spirit, but a good romp in the sheets seemed to fix it for that moment. Well he finally had enough and finally ended it with him, Ben found himself on the same app, not looking for anything serious just a good lay from time to time. Well Ben and Thomas end up talking and next thing Thomas knew he was at Ben’s door for the first time and his first time being with a man. It was everything Thomas ever though it would be and he was glad he finally did it and Ben was just as impressed with Thomas’s performance even though he didn’t know it was his first time with a man. Will Thomas be able to keep his past in the past and just be able to hook up with Ben without catching feelings and same for Ben who was fine with a no strings attached   hookup or will everything come out of the closet and go up in flames. Wow this story was so spicey and crazy but oh so good.  

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#wotr #attendingauthor #standalone Disassembled Creatures by Albany Walker 

Disassembled Creatures by Albany Walker | Goodreads 

https://amzn.to/3gtf627 

It all started with a game. 

It was supposed to be fun, a night with friends. No one was supposed to die, but that’s not what happened. 

There’s a killer on the loose. People I know are dying, and I think I might be next. 

We called the boogeyman, and he answered. 

Disassembled Creatures is a standalone novella intended for mature audiences 

Review- Lethe and her friends wanted to have a little fun, well 2 of the 4 wanted to have some fun so they brought out a Ouija board after all its just a game nothing bad can happen right. Well, they were all very wrong, after one of the girls started calling upon spirit crazy things start to happen, Lethe had, had enough of this game and thinking that 2 of the girls planned this all out to scare the crap out of her and it was working grabbing her other friend she heads for the door and when she’s at her car she notices a shadow in the window upstairs and then the door closing without anyone touching it. Well, the next day she finds out 1 girl was dead and the other wasn’t going to make it. All because of a game the boogeyman has come to play and he wants her, but why does he want Lethe and will she figure it out or will he catch her by surprise. In this lesson never mess with the spirit world and leave the Ouija boards alone, will Lethe make it out of this nightmare come to life alive or will someone be contacting her spirit with a Ouija board in the future? Wow wow wow wow, I could not put this book down Albany has done it again just when I didn’t think I could love her words anymore she writes another amazing story. This book will have you on the edge of your seat and gripping the pages to turn them faster and faster, so many twist that you won’t see coming. 


#wotr #attendingauthor #seriesstarter Summer Heat (Dirty Summer 1) By Mary Martel and Melissa Adams

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61110130-summer-heat

“A dirty summer fling with a boy from the wrong side of the tracks.”

This is my sister’s recipe to avoid boredom as we spend the summer at Daddy’s newly purchased resort.

I’m not looking forward to spending time with her and our snobby, demanding mother, but hey, at least the view is nice.

Nice and hot. Like the staff.

There’s Matt, the gorgeous chauffeur. Drew, the sexy chef. And Brady, the smoking hot surfing instructor.

Boring goes out the window when I catch their attention and maybe they could give me the dirty summer my sister was talking about, a summer like I’ve never dared to dream of before.

Too bad that the guys have big dreams for their future and that means keeping their heads down, winning the biggest surfing competition Coral Cove has ever seen and most of all, keeping their jobs at Daddy’s resort.

And to do that, they know that they can show the guests a good time on the dance floor and in the water, even flirt a little, but it has to end there.

The guests are off limits and as the boss’s daughter I’m even more out of their reach.

But nothing goes as planned, lines get blurred, and the summer nights heat up.

When we can’t stay away from each other and I make it my mission to help them make their dream come true, will we end the summer with a victory or will we lose it all?

Attention: this is a story where the heroine won’t have to choose between her different love interests. This story is part of a duet and ends in a cliffhanger.

Review- Greer has just got to Coral Cove the new summer home where her dad just purchase a resort. Her family is rather wealthy and her mother and sister prove jut why Greer really could care less about the fancy things in life she would rather stay in and read her book. Well this summer is gonna get spicy she not only does things that she never thought she would do like surf, fall for not 1 but 3 guy her father’s employees none the less, and compete in a surfing competition when the guys need an extra person. But with this fancy life comes lies and secrets, her fathers future business parter’s rude on tries to get in her pant with everything going on the island the guys are the only good thing that could make her summer better its already hot on the island but its gonna get dirty as well. Wow wow wow this is steamy and oh so sexy.

 

#WOTR23 #AttendingAuthor #Spotlight – Kate Hawthorne

Kate Hawthorne

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Kate Hawthorne and I write steamy and angsty gay romance. I also write spicy sapphic romance as Nikki Markham. I’m southern California born and raised, but I’ve been living in Kentucky for the past three years. I have a doting husband, a wild six year old, and a lazy senior Jack Russell. I love coffee, wine, funyuns, and dark chocolate, though not at the same time.

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

All my series really standalone, so it’s not like I’m trying to carry one specific couple through more than one book…but that said, the latter books are ALWAYS harder because it’s more people and more events to keep track of!

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

I like to twist tropes, but not subvert them. Even if I’m recycling tropes sometimes (which, there’s only. so many) I try to come at them from different backstories and new angles so the stories don’t read similar to anything I’ve done before. I think that each character and couple are different from the ones who’ve come before them, so their stories will be different too.

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

It’s all about finding a balance. You can’t write all the time. You can’t be on social media all the time. You can’t outline all the time. It’s a lot of trial and error to find out what works best for you and your schedule. Some people have 4 hours a day to write, some people have 30 minutes. The best advice I can give is don’t compare YOUR process or progress to anyone else. Make sure it serves you and go from there.

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

At least 2 hours, sometimes more. I try to get at least a chapter down before lunch but it doesn’t always work out.

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

Rhys St. George from my Two Truths and a Lie series is my favorite. He has the most amazing redemption arc across the three books in that series. Rhys goes from being the villainous ex-boyfriend to the controlling older brother to FINALLY the man who deserves some of his own happiness. He’s based on my very best friend who was very much flawed and perfect all at once, and I’ve infused Rhys with all of that energy too. Rhys is calculating and manipulative, but he doesn’t do anything that won’t benefit the people he loves, even if they don’t see it at first. He is the most selfless character I’ve ever written.

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?

I COULD NEVER CHOOSE. This is so horribly unfair. I plead the fifth.

What is your definition of success?

Honestly, as long as I out earn what it cost me to produce a book, I’m happy. My definition of success is based much more around the impact I have on other people’s lives. When readers reach out to thank me for the topics I cover in my stories or the kind of representation I put on the page, that means just as much to me as meeting my bottom line.

Do you have anything you want to share that didn’t fit on one of these questions?

I have novellas available for free on my website:
http://www.katehawthornebooks.com/freebies

They all tie into existing books, but can also be fun standalone reads.

What are your social links?

Newsletter – http://www.katehawthornebooks.com/extra
Facebook – http://facebook.com/katehawthornebooks
Facebook Group – http://facebook.com/groups/hawthornesharem
Twitter – http://twitter.com/katewriteswords
Insta – http://instagram.com/kate.hawthorne
Tiktok – http://tiktok.com/@katehawthornebooks
Amazon – http://author.to/katehawthorne

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

Website – http://www.katehawthornebooks.com
Amazon – http://author.to/katehawthorne

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#wotr #newrelease #mm #standalone Rebound by Kate Hawthorne 

They say the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else… 
 
At least that’s what Ben is trying to convince himself. Ready to put his ex-boyfriend in the rear view for good, he connects with a handsome older man who’s only interested in something quick and casual. Their rules are simple—no strings, no feelings, and absolutely no kissing. 
 
Thomas has never been with a man before, but in the midst of divorcing his estranged wife, he knows it’s something he is ready to act on. He’s wondered for years if his attraction to men is something real, so hooking up with an experienced and gorgeous younger man seems like a surefire way to find out. Better yet, it’ll kill two birds with one stone: exploring the depths of his midlife awakening and moving forward into a brand kind of new life. 
 
One time together turns into two times, and two turns into something regular, but the rules still apply… until they don’t. Late night phone calls lead to early evening dinner dates, and one by one the rules are all out the window. 
 
Ben was supposed to be Thomas’s first time, and Thomas was supposed to be Ben’s rebound…but what if the best way to get over someone is also the best way to fall in love? 

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61755118-rebound?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=2lvevTnI6s&rank=37

Amazon https://amzn.to/3qeHiHy

Review by Twinsie Dee

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

What better way to get over your ex-wife then sleeping with a man right? Well Thomas did that very thing he always had a curious side of him of what it would be like to be with a man, and after he finally got divorced from his wife who was actually cheating on him, he thought what better time than now he was alone in his new apartment he got on an app he had so hidden no one would find it. Ben was dealing with a narcissist boyfriend who just abused his body, mind and spirit, but a good romp in the sheets seemed to fix it for that moment. Well he finally had enough and finally ended it with him, Ben found himself on the same app, not looking for anything serious just a good lay from time to time. Well Ben and Thomas end up talking and next thing Thomas knew he was at Ben’s door for the first time and his first time being with a man. It was everything Thomas ever though it would be and he was glad he finally did it and Ben was just as impressed with Thomas’s performance even though he didn’t know it was his first time with a man. Will Thomas be able to keep his past in the past and just be able to hook up with Ben without catching feelings and same for Ben who was fine with a no strings attached hookup or will everything come out of the closet and go up in flames. Wow this story was so spicey and crazy but oh so good.  

With over two dozen published romances to her name, Kate Hawthorne has built a recognizable brand around telling emotional stories that pack a figurative (and sometimes literal) punch. 
 
Existing on a steady diet of wine and coffee, Kate spends her days dreaming up angsty stories full of heat, kink, and heart. Kate now lives in Louisville, where she writes romance, reads romance, and hides from the humidity. 

#wotr23 #attendingauthor #releaseblitz Rebound by Kate Hawthorne

REBOUND

by Kate Hawthorne

Release Blitz

Release Date: September 8, 2022

Cover Design: Golden Czermak @ FuriousFotog

Genre: M/M Romance
Trope: Age-gap, sexual awakening, first time, friends with benefits, HEA


Synopsis

They say the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else…

At least that’s what Ben is trying to convince himself is true. Ready to put his ex-boyfriend in the rear view for good, he connects with a handsome older man who’s only interested in something quick and casual. Their rules are simple—no strings, no feelings, and absolutely no kissing.

Thomas has never been with a man before, but in the midst of divorcing his estranged wife, he knows it’s something he is ready to act on. He’s wondered for years if his attraction to men is something real, so hooking up with an experienced and gorgeous younger man seems like a surefire way to find out. Better yet, it’ll kill two birds with one stone: exploring the depths of his midlife awakening and moving forward into a brand kind of new life.

One time together turns into two times, and two turns into something regular, but the rules still apply… until they don’t. Late night phone calls lead to early evening dinner dates, and one by one the rules are all out the window.

Ben was supposed to be Thomas’s first time, and Thomas was supposed to be Ben’s rebound…but what if the best way to get over someone is also the best way to fall in love?

Rebound is a 75,000 word romance with a midlife sexual awakening, plenty of firsts, unexpected feelings, and a steamy happy ending.


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Excerpt

Ben’s cheeks burned. “There’s a difference between talking dirty and offering up a how-to guide.”

“Do I need a step-by-step?”Thomas looked up at him with an arched brow. His expression was decidedly smug, like he knew he was good in bed without instruction. That if Ben did offer him a little guidance…he could be great.

“No,”he conceded. “But it wouldn’t hurt for you to finesse your technique a little.”

“Finesse.”

Thomas looked at him in disbelief, taking a drink of his wine but not breaking away from Ben’s gaze. Ben, for his part, was enraptured. The Thomas sitting across from him was almost like a whole new version of himself. At least as far as Ben knew. To him, it seemed that giving Thomas the space to admit his sexuality had empowered him to speak freely about the things he wanted, the things he was good at. It wasn’t arrogance or cockiness. It was confidence. It was competence. It was fucking hot.

“There’s things that you can learn,”he said.

“Practice makes perfect.”

Was Ben imagining things, or had Thomas’s voice slipped down a register with that ask? Ben shifted his weight, thankful he’d put a shirt on, but regretful he hadn’t opted for pants. The underwear did little to hide the interested bulge between his legs.

“Is that what you’re looking for?” Ben asked. “Someone to practice on?”

“Practice with,” Thomas corrected.

“Casually.”

“Formally.”

Now it was Ben’s turn to arch a brow. That wasn’t anywhere close to what they’d talked about the first time.

“Not committed,” Thomas amended. “Well…”

“Exclusive,”he supplied. “But not serious.”

“Right.” Ben didn’t have enough wine in his glass—or the bottle—to have this conversation.

“I’ll go get tested,” Thomas said.

Ben swallowed, dragging his tongue across the front of his teeth. “Why?”

“What I said earlier still stands. I don’t like condoms.”

“You’re not the only person in this…this…formally exclusive casual arrangement.”

“Did you want to keep using them?” Thomas asked.

“I feel like this conversation has gotten away from me.” He topped off his wine and took a large swallow. “You were just coming out of the closet at me and now you’re talking about fucking me bare.”

“Well, when you say it like that…”



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About the Author

With over two dozen published romances to her name, Kate Hawthorne has built a recognizable brand around telling emotional stories that pack a figurative (and sometimes literal) punch.

Existing on a steady diet of wine and coffee, Kate spends her days dreaming up angsty stories full of heat, kink, and heart. Kate now lives in Louisville, where she writes romance, reads romance, and hides from the humidity.



Twinsie Dee’s Top 5 July-December #wotr #attendingauthors


Amusement by Albany Walker

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53908799-amusement?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=eupSRY9UgG&rank=9

https://amzn.to/3wvVrBI

She’s everything I shouldn’t want, but exactly what I crave.

She bleeds innocence the way I radiate darkness. The moment she walked into my club, she was mine. She just didn’t know it. I’ll be the one to ruin her, and she will love every second.

Innocence lost can’t be regained.

My life seems rather simple from the outside. I’m the devoted daughter to a former rodeo champion. I never wanted to follow my mother’s footsteps into the arena. My boots are firmly planted in the dirt on our family farm, but an accident changed everything.Now I spend my nights on a stage, and my days in the barn. Dancing has paid the bills for the past two years, but no one knows my secret. Or so I thought.

Amusement is the darkly sweet duel POV stalker romance you didn’t know you needed

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

Oh my i can’t even put into word how amazing this book was. So Lucy is the sole provider for her family after her mom was in a car accident and couldn’t work so at 18 he did what she had to do she just didn’t know it would be working at a strip club, but the rule was they could look but couldn’t not touch her. She was doing whatever she could to make sure she could pay the bills to keep her family ranch. One day at the store she ran into Rafe and he was determined to get to know her to get her to be his. Little did Lucy know that he already knew way more about her then she knew and he was stalking her to make sure no one else would have her. Will Rafe get what he want without her finding out who he truly is or will Lucy run in the other direction. This story was wow it kept me in on my toes with each page, I’m so glad I choose to get this book it definitely wont be the last time I read Albany’s books

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Her Little by:J.M. Walker 

https://amzn.to/3DjIZbU

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58854356-her-little

I loved my husband.

But I also loved my sister in-law.

After getting the courage to talk to Jude about my little fantasy regarding his stepsister, I was surprised but elated that he agreed to go along with it.

My crush turned into more.

My fantasies became reality.

My obsession became my little.

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

Hawt hawt hawt oh lordy…. ok so Mia and Jude are happily married and have an amazing sex life but one thing they have always wanted or more or less Mia has wanted was a threesome but not with just anyone they wanted someone they trusted and that happened to be Jude’s stepsister Tiffany but they were afraid it would ruin their relationship with her if they brought it up. But little did they know Tiffany was keeping a secret from them as well. Find out if they let their desires take over them and ruin their relationship or if Tiffany is just as game as they are. Wow wow wow JM out does herself again if you don’t have a partner while reading this book you might wanna have a toy near by because your gonna want it. This novella will get you all hot and bothered.

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A Real Good Lie (A Real Good Lie 1) by Kate Hawthorne

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57582765-a-real-good-lie?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=rnMVmueLvK&rank=15

https://amzn.to/3srwiHa

Name – Callahan McMillian

Age – 31

Relationship status – Very single, and I like it that way.

Looking for – Someone to make my ex-boyfriend jealous for the weekend.

Biggest regret – Rhys St. George

Hobbies – N/A

Name – Jace Dare

Age – 26

Relationship status – DTF

Looking for – a good time, not a long time

Biggest regret – kissing that hottie at the bar two weeks ago and letting him leave without getting his phone number

Hobbies – art, photography, dancing, hanging out with my friends

Callahan and Jace couldn’t be less compatible, but they’ve been set up for the weekend and there’s no going back. Callahan’s pride is on the line, his mouth is all over Jace, and they need to put in the performance of a lifetime if they’re going to make their very fake relationship look convincing. To sell the lie, Jace and Callahan reach an agreement: real attraction, pretend emotion. But when make believe turns into making love, the only people they’re fooling are themselves

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

When Callahan’s father died he end up with the family business and now has more shit on his plate then he ever wanted. Now he has to go to the unveiling of a new wing at his college to reveal the new wing named after his family. But his best friend Sebastian came up with a plan to have him bring a fake boyfriend to the event to make Callahan’s ex jealous not that he wanted him back. And Sebastian has the perfect guy in mind. Jace was your basic normal guy next door he loved photography lived with his best friend and hated asking his family for money when he was in a bind but his job at the local coffee shop helped a bit. After meeting up a a club and Sebastian ditching him Callahan doctor go to the bathroom before he left and in that line, he ran into a hot as hell guy who wanted to take him home. One kiss was all Callahan would allow him and wow what a kiss it was, it would be a kiss that neither one would forget and would be wondering if they would run into each other again. Wow this was a great read and the emotions really pulled you in from the beginning and wow was this book steamy so good ready for the next one.

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Homecoming Homicide ( Magical Bureau of Investigation 1) by Albany Walker

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58198952-homecoming-homicide?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=NOd9UGADfZ&rank=17

https://amzn.to/3C1fFFN

“Hey Frankie, we need ya.”

One phone call, five words, and I’m back in the town I swore I’d never return to.

Hill Crest Library smelled bad, and it wasn’t just the corpse in front of me causing it. The once beautiful building had fallen into disrepair over the past few years.

Belinda the new librarian was doing her best to clean it up, but a dead body wasn’t helping matters.

Dad needs help to solve the murder, so that’s what I’m here to do, then get out of town before anyone even knows I’m back

The case should be easy for an MBI agent, even a newly minted one like me, but before I can check into the hotel my three reasons for leaving, corner in the lobby.

My life just got a lot more complicated.

Homecoming Homicide is a Cozy style Slow Burn RH with an adorkable Heroine and Three not so normal Fellas thrown into the mix.

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

Life is good for MBI agent Frances Bishop, she’s an important member of the bureau. Then she got a phone call from her dad saying he needs her for a case back home, so she return home after she said she never to return. When the case gets crazy with a guys head basically exploded and magic lingering around but not able to pinpoint from where. Frances also has to worry about the 3 guys she ran from in the first place. This case goes from a normal mystery to the ultimate mystery. Sexual tension through the roof and 3 hot witches trying to keep their girl. Wow this book was amazing not gonna lie the title is what drew me in because I love a good mystery and homicide is right up my ally, I completely loved Frances and her fellas and I’m so ready for the next book.

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Creeping It Real (Magical Bureau of Investigation 2) by Albany Walker 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58825480-creeping-it-real

https://amzn.to/3mNeP9A

Do dead men tell tales?

Before the ink is dry on my last case, I get pulled onto another, and away from what could be a new beginning with the guys.

The murder of a high-profile coven leader is being kept a secret, only his inner circle knows. Problem is, they just may be the reason he ended up with a femur through his heart. Add some necromancy into the mix and things are getting down right intriguing dangerous.

On top of the case, there’s also my very tricky love life that has a little too much in common with the dead man for my liking. I just hope our story doesn’t end with a bloody, broken heart like his did.

Bones are piling up, just like suspects. We need to solve this case before the death magic can target anyone else.

Creeping it Real is the second book in the Magical Bureau of Investigation series. This is a slow burn RH or whychoose novel with adult situations.

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

Wow one again Albany hits it outta the park. Frankie was sent on a case to figure out who killed a huge coven leader and then while she was there another similar scene in a cemetery and it just goes crazy from there. Once arriving at the hotel she calls her guys to let them know where she was, and that she didn’t know when she was going to be home due to the case. When they show up at the hotel Frankie can’t believe it but also she loves that they came to her. Percy once again is the best sidekick and the star of the book lol. But with the guys there and this case getting more and more crazy will Frankie be able to focus on what she needs to and get them all back home. Which when they get home and it don’t low down more drama is waiting for them right around the corner. This book is amazing I’m so ready for the third book Albany does an amazing job and I’m obsessed with her books.

#WOTR22 #attendingauthor #Spotlight – Kate Hawthorne

Kate Hawthorne

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi! My name is Kate and I’m your friendly neighborhood LGBT romance author. I was born and raised in California and lived there over three decades before relocating to Louisville (for my other job). We’ve (me, my husband, daughter, and dog) have been in KY for two years now, and while I miss the food and weather in CA, I love it here. Speaking of food. I love it. I’m a super food motivated person and the way to my heart is with books, wine, and good snacks.

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

I definitely think the subsequent books in a series are harder, but the first book comes with its own kinds of pressure. In the first book, you’re really tasked with setting up a world that’s interesting enough to keep readers coming back for the rest of the books ON TOP of the relationship story you’re trying to tell. But then the follow up books rely so much on the characters, you can’t really fall back on the world like you could in the first one. So, I guess they’re hard in different ways.

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

I like to keep things fresh by turning reader expectations on their heads. I think it’s a lot of fun to keep at least one character a little secretive and drop hints about him. Readers will start to form ideas and opinions about who his love interest will be or what his back story is, and then I get to write him completely differently if I want to! I think as an author it’s really important to listen to your characters and what they’re telling you, and being in tune with them and their stories keeps me on my toes, too!

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

Place value on your time. Being an author is a job, even if it’s something that you’re doing in your spare time/on the side. Your time is valuable, and you need to be responsible with it. Know what your priorities are, make schedules, and be respectful of your own time.

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

A handful of hours. Since I have another full time job (that pays much more), my time is split. I write at least an hour in the morning while I have my coffee, and then I write over lunch, and then again at the end of the day.

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

I think it would be impossible to choose. So many of my characters are important to me for different reasons. The one that is standing out to me right now is a character in my book Unfettered. His name is Heath, and I put a lot of my own history into his character development, so he has a special place in my heart, for sure.

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?

This is so hard to choose!!! If I could turn my FIRST book, His Kind of Love, into a movie I would totally cast Oscar Isaac as Gabriel and Freddy Carter as Joel.

What is your definition of success?

I think success varies widely from person to person, and it even varies for me from day to day. I don’t think all success should be financial. For me, being happy with the work I’m doing is success. Being recognized by my peers for being good at what I do is success. Touching readers lives…also success.

What are your social links?

FB – http://facebook.com/authorkatehawthorne
FB Group – http://facebook.com/groups/hawthornesharem
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17636987.Kate_Hawthorne
Patreon – http://patreon.com/katehawthorne
BookBub – https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kate-hawthorne
Twitter – http://twitter.com/katewriteswords
Website – http://www.katehawthornebooks.com

What are your buy links?

http://author.to/katehawthorne 

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#wotr #attendingauthor #mm #seriesstarter A Real Good Lie (A Real Good Lie 1) by Kate Hawthorne

Name – Callahan McMillian

Age – 31

Relationship status – Very single, and I like it that way.

Looking for – Someone to make my ex-boyfriend jealous for the weekend.

Biggest regret – Rhys St. George

Hobbies – N/A

Name – Jace Dare

Age – 26

Relationship status – DTF

Looking for – a good time, not a long time

Biggest regret – kissing that hottie at the bar two weeks ago and letting him leave without getting his phone number

Hobbies – art, photography, dancing, hanging out with my friends

Callahan and Jace couldn’t be less compatible, but they’ve been set up for the weekend and there’s no going back. Callahan’s pride is on the line, his mouth is all over Jace, and they need to put in the performance of a lifetime if they’re going to make their very fake relationship look convincing. To sell the lie, Jace and Callahan reach an agreement: real attraction, pretend emotion. But when make believe turns into making love, the only people they’re fooling are themselves

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57582765-a-real-good-lie?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=rnMVmueLvK&rank=15

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Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

When Callahan’s father died he end up with the family business and now has more shit on his plate then he ever wanted. Now he has to go to the unveiling of a new wing at his college to reveal the new wing named after his family. But his best friend Sebastian came up with a plan to have him bring a fake boyfriend to the event to make Callahan’s ex jealous not that he wanted him back. And Sebastian has the perfect guy in mind. Jace was your basic normal guy next door he loved photography lived with his best friend and hated asking his family for money when he was in a bind but his job at the local coffee shop helped a bit. After meeting up a a club and Sebastian ditching him Callahan doctor go to the bathroom before he left and in that line, he ran into a hot as hell guy who wanted to take him home. One kiss was all Callahan would allow him and wow what a kiss it was, it would be a kiss that neither one would forget and would be wondering if they would run into each other again. Wow this was a great read and the emotions really pulled you in from the beginning and wow was this book steamy so good ready for the next one.

Born and raised in Southern California, Kate Hawthorne woke up one day and realized she had stories worth sharing. Now existing on a steady diet of wine and coffee, Kate writes stories about complicated men in love that are sometimes dirty, but always sweet. She enjoys crafting hard-fought and well deserved happy endings with just the right amount of angst and kink.

From estate sale shopping to shoe worship, there’s something in at least one of her books that’ll tickle your fancy.

#WOTR21 #NewRelease #MM – A Cold Hard Truth by Kate Hawthorne

A Cold Hard Truth

Name – Sebastian St. George
Age – 31
Relationship status – Divorced and Questioning
Looking for – Anyone who isn’t my ex-wife
Biggest regret – Not buying more vodka before I got home
Hobbies – Apparently philanthropy…

Name – Remington Dockery
Age – 27
Relationship status – Single and…very single.
Looking for – Someone who doesn’t mind that I’m not experienced but still want to be in control
Biggest regret – A lifetime of inaction
Hobbies – Reading, preserving rare books, reading some more, researching…

Sebastian isn’t sure if he’s interested in men, but he knows he’s interested in Remington Dockery. The younger man is awkward but bold, and after calling on Remington for help one afternoon, Sebastian can’t stop thinking about him. Remington thinks Sebastian is a mess, but he might be just the kind of man Remington has been waiting for. After a string of e-mails, a lot of money changing hands, and some first-time encounters, Remington and Sebastian are about to find out how complicated and messy love can be.

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orn and raised in Southern California, Kate Hawthorne woke up one day and realized she had stories worth sharing. Now existing on a steady diet of wine and coffee, Kate writes stories about complicated men in love that are sometimes dirty, but always sweet. She enjoys crafting hard-fought and well deserved happy endings with just the right amount of angst and kink.

From estate sale shopping to shoe worship, there’s something in at least one of her books that’ll tickle your fancy.

#WOTR21 #MM #SeriesEnder – A Very Messy Motel Brothers Wedding by Kate Hawthorne

A Very Messy Motel Brothers Wedding by [Kate Hawthorne]

Cameron Motel feels shorted that his oldest brother Charlie and his best friend Eddie got married in secret, and he’s ready to throw them the wedding they deserve. Back in Cherry Creek with his boyfriend, Luke, Cameron wrangles everyone who means anything to the family into town, ready to celebrate.

Joined by their loved ones, Cameron sets to righting his relationship with Eddie and planning the wedding of Eddie and Charlie’s dreams. But as it often happens, emotions run high, and words from the past resurface, leaving Cameron doubting his future with Luke.

Thankfully, his brothers and their boyfriends rally to his side, and when all is said and done, maybe two couples will end the day with rings on their fingers.

A Very Messy Motel Brothers Wedding is a short story that takes us back to Cherry Creek for one last hurrah before saying go

Goodbye. A Very Messy Motel Wedding is best enjoyed after reading the entire Room for Love series, and it gets back into the heads of your favorite Motel men and their partners for the wedding to end all weddings.
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Reckless (Room for Love Book 1)

Pursuing your best friend’s dad is never a good idea, but Cameron Motel is feeling reckless. His life is about to change, and Luke is older, attractive…and he represents something Cameron has never had before.

Stability.

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Series Starter

Born and raised in Southern California, Kate Hawthorne woke up one day and realized she had stories worth sharing. Now existing on a steady diet of wine and coffee, Kate writes stories about complicated men in love that are sometimes dirty, but always sweet. She enjoys crafting hard-fought and well deserved happy endings with just the right amount of angst and kink.

From estate sale shopping to shoe worship, there’s something in at least one of her books that’ll tickle your fancy.

Visit her website at www.katehawthornebooks.com

#WOTR21 #audiobook #MM #SeriesStarter #KU – His Kind of Love (Lonely Hearts #1) by Kate Hawthorne

His Kind of Love (Lonely Hearts #1)

Joel Reading was lonely.

Nineteen years old, estranged from his family and seemingly unable to ever get a second date, he’s surrounded himself with the things he loved most: old books and old music.

When one date got out of hand before it even began, Joel found himself displaced from a flooded apartment and on the doorstep of a handsome and older stranger, more than willing to take Joel in for the night.

Gabriel Hunter had waited years for the right man.

When a distressed Joel showed up at his door needing a place to stay, it was more perfect than Gabriel could ever have hoped for. He quickly found himself falling for the complex and beautiful boy he welcomed into his house, and started to believe in a future with the young man he adoringly called, Little Red.

Unfortunately, Gabriel was a man of many secrets, and they threatened to unravel the delicate relationship he was building with Joel.

Would Joel be able to see beyond Gabriel’s deliberate omissions and give their love a chance, or would Gabriel’s kind of love prove to be more than Joel could handle?

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Born and raised in Southern California, Kate Hawthorne woke up one day and realized she had stories worth sharing. Now existing on a steady diet of wine and coffee, Kate writes stories about complicated men in love that are sometimes dirty, but always sweet. She enjoys crafting hard-fought and well deserved happy endings with just the right amount of angst and kink.

From estate sale shopping to shoe worship, there’s something in at least one of her books that’ll tickle your fancy.