The Chosen (Black Dagger Brotherhood #15) by J. R. Ward

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Title: The Chosen by J. R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Release Date: April , 2017
Format: Audiobook (17 hrs and 32 mins)
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Published By: Ballantine Books
Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier’s fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla.

Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor’s life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear—even her role of mother to her precious young. Torn between love and loyalty, she must summon the courage to stand up against the only family she has for the only man she will ever love. Yet even if Xcor is somehow granted a reprieve, he and Layla would have to confront a graver challenge: bridging the chasm that divides their worlds without paving the way for a future of even greater war, desolation, and death.

As a dangerous old enemy returns to Caldwell, and the identity of a new deity is revealed, nothing is certain or safe in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, not even true love . . . or destinies that have long seemed set in stone.

three-half-stars

I am still baffled that Scribe non-Virgin (herein “SnV”) just left her creation/children. How does a mother of a race just bounce? She leaves knowing the Omega is somewhere out there trying to destroy them but she is worried about being worshiped?

I liked it better than the last book but this whole brotherhood has an attitude problem. I am talking Qhuinn, Tohr, Vishous and sometimes Wrath. In addition, WARDen’s weak attempt at redeeming Xcor made this installment less than impressive.

Basically:
✧ Layla and Xcor finally claimed each other in this book and had lots of boring sex. I like them together and I like the change they bring to each other’s life. I wish there had been more to atone for his past behaviors, but he has made a grand gesture.
✧ Baby daddy Qhuinn was having no part of it the two “traitors” being around his kids. He was selfish and self-centered like he was in his own book. He actually shot his gun in the room with his young and baby mama because he was so full of rage.
He said some terrible things and alienated just about everyone.

✧ Qhuinn and Blay also experience marital woes because of Qhuinn’s attitude. I don’t think I will ever really like Qhuinn again. Blay deserves better. His mismatched eyes and his family’s abuse can’t be his excuse for everything. I lost a huge amount of love for Qhuinn.
✧ Vishous is going through midlife crisis and marital boredom. But I truly suspect that V isn’t fulfilled by the doc because she was NEVER the one. The Dhestroyer, Brian O’Neill is and will always be the one and the WARDen needs to figure out how to correct that. But those two are two halves of a whole according the creator, Scribe Non-Virgin [See united by their clasped hands, they became again the two halves, the light and the dark. The Dhestroyer and the Savior.” (Pg. 457 in Lover Revealed)]
✧ Tohr is grieving his first shellan as this was Wellsie’s birthday. So I understand where he is coming from. It would have been nice if the WARDen spent more time on Tohr’s pain and the subsequent revelation regarding his family. I also understand his need to protect Wrath as it seemed that the King is making an unwise decision with Xcor and the BoB.
✧ Lassiter as the new Scribe/Protector of the race is dicey for me, but I will reserve judgment. He just seems too clownish versus SnV’s seriousness.
✧Wrath’s forgiveness and acceptance was too easy. It was too cheesy and over the top sweet with everyone and the baby for me.

Overall, it was an alright read.

I never felt that all consuming excitement to make me stay up all night and finish the book. The narrator Jim Frangione was the same so he doesn’t add or detract from the book at this point. I am looking forward to Throe as a fiercesome villain but other than that, this series isn’t as exciting as it used to be.

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Blog Tour – An Act of Devotion by A.M. Leibowitz

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Oh My Shelves welcomes author Ann Leibowitz to the blog with an interview in support of her latest release, An Act of Devotion, available now. * * * * * *

OMS: Hi, A.M., thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

AML: I’m an author and editor by day, a spouse, parent, and activist by night. An Act of Devotion is my fourth novel. It was inspired by the work many of my fellow activists are doing. I usually write literary LGBTQ+ fiction with relational themes (love, friendship, family). This is my first genuine romance.

OMS: Are any of your characters inspired by people you know in your life? How and in what aspects?

AML: Most of my characters are infused with traits of real-life people, though none have been an exact match. More often, it’s the situations which are based on real things that have happened to me or people I know.

OMS: Are there any issues that resonate personally with you that you touch on in your writing?

AML: I write a lot about bi-erasure and biphobia, and I almost always have at least one bi character. The bisexual community is wide and diverse, but there are things we experience in common ways. It’s important to me to bring those things to the front and show us as our own people, not “half gay/half straight.” I also tend to write about gender identity and expression, and I often include spiritual themes or overtly religious characters. I know that’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but for a lot of us, we’re tired of choosing between faith and identity.

OMS: Was it always your dream to become a writer?

AML: Not at all! I used to be a nurse, and I planned to keep on being one. But I went back to school, had kids, and considered a career in community health education. I always assumed writing would simply be something I dabbled in for fun when I had some spare time.

OMS: If you could become one of your characters who would you become and why?

AML: I would love to be Andre from Anthem. He’s hands-down one of my favorite characters. He’s smart, tech-savvy, a talented musician, and a strong advocate. He’s also loving and generous as well as being a good friend. Who wouldn’t want to be that kind of person?

OMS: Which of your characters would you like to spend a week on a desert island with?

AML: Zayne from Passing on Faith. She’s also one of my favorite characters and someone I could easily see being friends with. Nothing against the men, but even among fictional characters there are very few men I want to spend a whole week alone with.

Excerpt:

Inside the one-floor building, there were half a dozen other students. Two of them were going through boxes; they looked like undergraduates on work study. Two were sitting in chairs in the waiting area, probably to see the nurse practitioner in the back offices. One was flipping through brochures in the rack on the wall, and the last one was behind the desk. When Adam saw him, his jaw nearly hit the floor.

The man—because this was absolutely not one of the gangly, barely-adult boys in abundance on campus—was gorgeous. No, not merely gorgeous. God-like in his stunning beauty. He was practically a work of art. His skin was bronze, and he had a mass of thick, almost black hair that lay in heavy waves. Under long lashes, his dark eyes shone, and his lips were full and pink. He wasn’t quite clean-shaven, and the light, purposeful stubble oozed attractive masculinity. Even seeing only his upper body, it was obvious he was muscular and toned in a way Adam barely aspired to be. RC

Adam wasn’t one to be overly concerned about the packaging when it came to love—or lust, as the case might be. Hot people were hot people, in his opinion. As long as everyone was on the same page with what they wanted, the particulars of hes or shes or theys were only as important to him as they were to his partners. In all the years he’d been practicing the science of mate selection, he was certain he’d never met anyone who had melted his insides as fast as the man at the desk.

While Adam was busy staring, he stood rooted to the spot, having forgotten why he was there in the first place. The low throat-clearing startled him, and he shifted his gaze from Sexy’s torso to his face. The man’s lips twitched, but he didn’t smile.

“May I help you?” he asked.

“Uh…” Adam mentally slapped himself. He was not one to lose his words over anyone, no matter how attractive. Time to take control back. He stepped up to the counter. “Yeah. I need a couple of things.” He lowered his voice and put on what he hoped was his sexiest expression. “I came in to get condoms.”

Once again, amusement flashed on the other man’s face. “No problem. You can leave a donation here.” He shoved a jar forward on the counter.

Adam almost laughed at the pink paper label taped to the front. It read, Condoms—Tip Jar. Still feeling off-kilter, he snipped, “They’re not free?”

“They are. We’re asking for donations because we offer a lot of free stuff here, and it helps offset the cost when people give a little.” He looked Adam up and down. “I’m guessing you’re non-traditional or a graduate student, so maybe you can spare some change.”

BannerTemplateAdam sneered, but he reached into his pocket for his wallet. He withdrew a dollar and stuck it in the jar then held out his hand. The other man reached under the counter and came back up with one condom, which he slapped into Adam’s palm.

“You have got to be kidding me. You want me to pay a dollar per condom? I’m going to need more than one,” Adam huffed. “For less than that price, I could buy them at the drug store.”

The man laughed. “I’m messing with you. You’re being a huge dick about making a small donation to the health center, so payback is fair.” He snorted. “Although, look who thinks he’s such a stud. If you need that many, why not buy them at the store?”

“Because I live in student housing, and this is more convenient. If you must know, yes, I have an important date.”

“I’m sure.” The man’s smile was condescending. “Fine.” He reached under the counter again and came up with a handful of condoms. “Enjoy them, with my blessing.”

“Whatever.”

Adam stuffed them in his pockets, turned around, and stalked out of the health center. No matter how hot that guy was, he was an ass, and Adam didn’t want to stick around for any more of his attitude. He had a date to get ready for, and guaranteed she would be much better company than the self-righteous jerk in the center. Which, of course, was exactly why Adam couldn’t get his handsome face and toned body out of his head.

 


AnActOfDevotion_1024x1024An Act of Devotion  by A.M. Leibowitz
(M/M Companion to the F/F book, “Memoir in the Making” by Adrian Smith)
Release Date: May 1, 2016
Pages: 215 • Cover Artist: 
Published By: Supposed Crimes
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Adam Lansing has always relied on his charm to get by. Sure, he’s starting over—new school, new graduate assistant position—but he knows he won’t have any trouble working his magic on anyone he chooses.

Antonio “AJ” Mancuso is deep inside his own head. He’s cool, calm, and confident. Despite all the friends around him, he often feels like he straddles two worlds. Is there anyone who could love him for everything that defines him—past and present?

From the first time they meet, Adam is determined to get gorgeous AJ to notice him. But just as the heat is cranking up between them, Adam spots AJ with another man. Adam strikes back through a fling with an ex. When he discovers the truth behind AJ’s behavior, he realizes that his magic won’t clean up for him this time.


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About A.M. Leibowitz

A. M. Leibowitz is a queer spouse, parent, feminist, and book-lover falling somewhere on the Geek-Nerd Spectrum. Ze keeps warm through the long, cold western New York winters by writing about life, relationships, hope, and happy-for-now endings. In between noveling and editing, ze blogs coffee-fueled, quirky commentary on faith, culture, writing, books, and hir family.

Virtual Book Tour – In The Present Tense by Carrie Pack

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Oh My Shelves welcomes author Carrie Pack to the blog to celebrate the release of her new book, In the Present Tense, and share a character interview with us. 

OMS: Hi Carrie, thank you for coming on the blog today.  Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

Hi. I’m happy to be here. In the Present Tense is my second novel and my first foray into Sci-Fi. Time travel is a favorite trope of mine, so I wanted to write something that did the genre justice, but with a new twist. In the Present Tense is about Miles’s struggle to fix his past by changing his future.

 

******Character interview: Miles Lawson******

 

  • What’s your job like?

Miles: I do some copy editing for my friend Darius’s blog. It’s sporadic, which is good because I never know where or when I’m going to be. He doesn’t know anything about my time travel problem, so I constantly have to make excuses when things are past deadline. He just thinks I’m sick a lot.

  • Would you rather be respected or feared? Why?

Miles: Respected. I hate nothing more than being treated like a child or told my opinions don’t matter. I want to be valued. People who fear you don’t respect you and they certainly don’t value you you. They just want you gone. Sometimes I think people in my life don’t respect me enough and that terrifies me.

  • What’s your favorite book?

Miles: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Is it cliché for a time traveler to love a book that relies so heavily on time travel? If it is, I don’t care. I’ve been obsessed with time travel since I was a kid and the more I experience temporal displacement the more I want to learn about it. Even if that’s in a fictional setting.

  • If you could go anywhere, all expenses paid, where would you go?

Miles: I think I’d really like to visit the Pacific Northwest. I’ve lived in Florida all my life and I’m sick of the heat and humidity. Sure I know it rains a lot there, but I’m used to being damp. And I want to get as far away from here as I possibly can without getting on a plane.

  • Tell us a bit about yourself.

Miles: My life is a mess. I time travel and it screws up everything. I think my wife believes me. Maybe my ex-boyfriend will believe me. I don’t know if my psychiatrist believes me. Some days I don’t even think I believe it.

~Excerpt~ 

 

Miles sat there and tried to make out shapes and colors in the dark room as he searched his brain for a memory of anything.

Nothing looked familiar. His desk, his drum set, the sheets—all gone. Not one thing looked the way it had when he’d fallen asleep, and Ana certainly hadn’t been in his bed.

He tried to replay the previous day’s events, but everything seemed fuzzy, like a fogged bathroom mirror that he couldn’t wipe clean.

Why was everything so fuzzy?RC

Last night… What happened last night?

Adam had come over and they were watching TV together, and Adam had given him a small stuffed giraffe because Miles was scared about having surgery. He reached for his left arm, expecting to find the cast that had been there for the last two months, but it wasn’t there. His heart began to beat so loudly he glanced over at Ana to make sure she was still asleep.

Unable to determine what had happened to his cast, Miles resumed his tally of the previous evening’s chain of events. At around ten-thirty, his mom said Adam had to leave because they had to get up early to go to the hospital. He had taken his pain meds and gone to sleep with the phantom of Adam’s goodnight kiss on his cheek. He’d been happy.

He’d gotten a text from Ana earlier in the evening, but she was only wishing him luck with the surgery. She hadn’t come over. In fact, as far as Miles knew, Ana had been several hours away in her dorm room. 

So how had she gotten into his bedroom? And who had changed his sheets?

He threw off the covers and stood up, noticing he was only wearing a tight-fitting pair of boxer briefs instead of his usual basketball shorts.

He looked around the room for anything familiar, but it was still dark out, and all he could see were shadows and vague shapes. On the dresser opposite the bed, he found a few framed photos. Squinting to see without turning on a light, Miles studied the images carefully.

As his eyes focused, he recognized a couple of the photos. One was from last year’s prom: Adam wearing that ridiculous corsage Miles had bought him, Ana being dipped by her date, David, as all four of them smiled widely in front of a cheesy faux tropical scene. One of the frames held a collage of photos of his and Ana’s friends. He recognized Adam, Lucky, Antonio, Dahlia and Brienne. But the last one, the largest of all the photos, was of him and Ana—her in a flowing white dress and him in a black suit, both wearing broad smiles and flanked by Miles’s parents and a woman Miles had only seen once: Julia Espinosa, Ana’s mother.BannerTemplate

A loud clatter echoed through the bedroom as the frame hit the edge of the dresser and fell to the hardwood floor. This wasn’t his room, and he didn’t remember that photo being taken.

“Go back to sleep,” Ana mumbled, her voice muffled by the pillow.

“Ana,” he whispered, risking her full anger, but unable to stop himself, “we’re married.”

“Thanks for the update. Now go back to sleep before I divorce your dumb ass.”

He dropped to the floor on his knees, barely even noticing the sharp pain of bare skin hitting the hard surface.

Married. To Ana?

What the hell had happened?


In the Present Tense 1600px (Smashwords, Amazon)In The Present Tense by Carrie Pack
Release Date: May 19, 2016
Pages: 336 • Cover Artist: CB Messer
Published By: Interlude Press
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Miles Lawson goes to sleep dreaming of a future with his boyfriend Adam, but wakes to find he is married to Ana, an acquaintance from high school. When he learns he has been time traveling, Miles is consumed with finding a cure for his rare condition—and finding his first love. But will he be able to convince Adam he is telling the truth before it’s too late?


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About Carrie Pack

Carrie Pack is the author of Designs On You and a part-time college professor who recently left her job in marketing to actively pursue her writing career. Carrie lives in Florida, which she fondly calls America’s Wang, with her husband and four cats.

The Cattle Baron’s Bogus Boyfriend by Nicki Bennett

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

CattleBaronsBogusBoyfriend[The]LGThe Cattle Baron’s Bogus Boyfriend by Nicki Bennett
Series: Dreamspun Desires
Release Date: May 15, 2016
Pages: 216 • Format: eARC
Published By: Dreamspinner Press
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It might be a sham to his boss, but it’s all too real to him.

Administrative assistant Jonah Hollis has nurtured a hopeless crush on his boss, millionaire cattle rancher Lincoln Courtwright, ever since he started working for him. But hope is kindled when Linc and beautiful rodeo star Melissa Cutler break up just weeks before the biggest event of the Dallas social season, the Cattle Baron’s Ball, and Linc asks Jonah to accompany him in her place.

Is it all a ploy to make Melissa jealous? Can Jonah fit into Linc’s world? It takes some encouragement from his roommates and his best friend, Caylee, for Jonah to agree. Before long, Jonah dares to believe Linc might just feel something for him… until interfering family and a series of misunderstandings threaten his fragile dream of happiness.

three-half-stars

This was cute, as are all the stories I’ve read in the Dreamspun Desires series.

The title, it’s misleading. I thought with it being a “Bogus Boyfriend” we would be getting the fake boyfriend trope that I really enjoy but that wasn’t the case.

Jonah is an administrative assistant to Lincoln, billionaire rancher, owner of the Broken Spoke Ranch who is ruggedly handsome, kind and ….. Jonah is smitten with his boss and goes above and beyond his job title – as most Administrative Assistants do – to make sure Lincoln is taken care of. The above and beyond seems to include dealing with Linc’s pushy AF girlfriend, Melissa who treats Jonah like crap but Jonah puts  up with it because he will do whatever he can for Linc.

Well, one night when Jonah stays late for work, Linc decides they need to get their grub on and the men head out for dinner and begin to get to know one another. They have a few deals of going out for food and then Melissa breaks up with Linc and Linc seems totes okay with it. He invites Jonah out to the ranch and Jonah learns that his boss is not so straight but bisexual and then things start to happen.

I liked that Linc was pretty sly with his secret dating and not letting Jonah in on the fact. Jonah’s reaction to the first kiss was priceless and though I said I wouldn’t read passed my bedtime, that kiss threw my adulating out the window.

This was kinda like a slow burn romance with a side of unrequited love mixed with a retelling of Cinderella. It was a nice blend complete with Jonah’s friends in lieu of fairy godmothers to dress him proper and evil step mothers. It was super cute and super fluffy and really romantic. I get why Jonah let the world tell him Linc’s feelings and not trust his gut but the end was worth all of it.

Again. This series is a happy place for me to get lost when I just want to read a romance that makes me swoon and sigh.

The Cattle Baron’s Bogus Boyfriend is a fun and sexy romance built on tropes that make me smile. If you like your romance with a built in twist on Cinderella with cowboys, dancing and declarations of true love… this is the book for you.

 

About Nicki Bennett

Growing up in Chicago, Nicki Bennett spent every Saturday at the central library, losing herself in the world of books. A voracious reader, she eventually found it difficult to find enough of the kind of stories she liked to read and decided to start writing them herself.

Blog Tour – Power Play by Avon Gale

 

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Oh My Shelves welcomes author Avon Gale to the blog in celebration of her latest release in the Scoring Chances Series, Power Play – out today from Dreamspinner Press – and share a special recipe from Misha. 

(The basics of this recipe are found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuP6Ca5islU.)

The first time I made dinner for Max, I made him pirozhki. It is a recipe I have been making for a long time, but because I have lived in the States for almost twenty years and am a vegetarian, it is not the traditional recipe I remember my mother making. I have altered it a bit over the years that I have lived here.

First, you make the pirozhki dough, and set it aside to rise.

While it is rising, you make the filling. Traditionally this can include meat, but I make mine with mushrooms. Instead of potatoes, I make mine with wild rice. I cook the rice, sauté the mushrooms and the onions with salt and pepper, and then add the sautéed vegetables to the rice.

When the dough is risen, you flatten it on a floured surface. Do not forget this part or it will be very sticky. Max one time tried to make this for me for my birthday. It ended up with him covered in flour, a sticky mess of dough and Thai takeout. And other things, but that is not part of the recipe.

Roll the dough into balls, and then flatten them once more. In the center, place a tsp. of the rice/mushroom/onion filling and pinch around the sides to the top to close it. Grease your baking pan and put the pirozhki upside-down in the pan, then cover them with an egg wash. Bake them at 350F for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown, then cool for five minutes before you eat them.

~Excerpt~ 

“I’d never watched this, you know.”

“The YouTube video?” Misha had seen that too. It was filed with angry commenters yelling that he should be deported back to Russia.

“The hit.”

Misha blinked. “You’ve seen the commercial, though. Yes?”RC

“Yeah, I wish I could say I haven’t seen that. But I meant, I didn’t watch this until a few months ago. They played that game on the NHL channel, so I watched it.”

It never occurred to Misha that Max wouldn’t have seen it, but then he remembered that Max was the hero, not the villain of the story. Misha watched the hit play out on the screen. What must that feel like, to watch the moment it all ended? When Max hit the ice, did he know that game was his last? Did Misha know it was his? How had he felt? He couldn’t remember.

The scene switched to the replay. Misha watched dispassionately, retreated into the blinding pain of his migraine, and told himself that it was all right to suffer, that he should, that he deserved it.

Max paused the video. “Look. See what I have there?”

Misha blinked. He had not expected questions. “I—what?”

“The puck, Misha. The puck. Your hit wasn’t late.”

Oh. “Yes. I know.”

Max stared at him. On the television screen, their younger selves were suspended at the moment everything changed.

 

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PowerPlayLGPower Play by Avon Gale
Series: Scoring Chances, Book Three
Release Date: May 9, 2016
Pages: 200 • Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson
Published By: Dreamspinner Press
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A freak accident during the Stanley Cup Playoffs put an end to Max Ashford’s hockey career. Despite everything, Max gets back into the game he loves—only this time, behind the bench as an assistant coach of the Spartanburg Spitfires, the worst team in the entire league. But nothing prepares him for the shock when he learns the new head coach is Misha Samarin, the man who caused Max’s accident.

After spending years guilt-ridden for his part in Max’s accident, Russian native Misha Samarin has no idea what to do when he’s confronted with Max’s presence. Max’s optimism plays havoc with Misha’s equilibrium—as does the fierce attraction that springs up between them.

Not only must they navigate Misha’s remorse and a past he’s spent a lifetime trying to forget, but also a sleazy GM who is determined to use their history as a marketing hook. But when an unwelcome visitor targets a player, Misha revisits his darkest days, and that might cost him and Max the beginning they’ve worked so hard to build.


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About Avon Gale

Avon Gale wrote her first story at the age of seven, about a “Space Hat” hanging on a rack and waiting for that special person to come along and purchase it — even if it was a bit weirder than the other, more normal hats. Like all of Avon’s characters, the space hat did get its happily ever after — though she’s pretty sure it was with a unicorn. She likes to think her vocabulary has improved since then, but the theme of quirky people waiting for their perfect match is still one of her favorites.

Avon grew up in the southern United States, and now lives with her very patient husband in a liberal midwestern college town. When she’s not writing, she’s either doing some kind of craft project that makes a huge mess, reading, watching horror movies, listening to music or yelling at her favorite hockey team to get it together, already. Avon is always up for a road trip, adores Kentucky bourbon, thinks nothing is as stress relieving as a good rock concert and will never say no to candy.

At one point, Avon was the mayor of both Jazzercise and Lollicup on Foursquare. This tells you basically all you need to know about her as a person.

Feather Fall by Evelyn Elliott

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FeatherFallFS (1)Feather Fall by Evelyn Elliott
Series: Spell Slave, Book Two
Release Date: April 22, 2016
Pages: 206 • Format: eARC
Published By: Dreamspinner Press
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Hero and criminal. Brute force and subtle charm. Jonathan White and Crow Belcane are polar opposites, but if they want to rescue the man they both love, they’ll have to work together.

After visiting his former lover, Crow knows only one thing: he loves Regis and he will do anything to reclaim him. But before his very eyes, Regis is abducted. Kidnapped by high-end slavers. Only Regis’s infuriating partner, Jonathan—a dangerous vigilante—is willing to help.

To infiltrate the slave ring, Jonathan and Crow disguise themselves as master and pet. As a slave, Crow is pushed to his limit. He’s chained, branded, whipped, and forced to obey Jonathan’s every order. But the longer he spends at Jonathan’s feet, the more natural his disguise begins to feel—and the more he likes it. As much as he hates Jonathan, they make a good team.

Both of them are devoted to Regis. Despite the overwhelming attraction between them, Jonathan is unwilling to betray his partner, and Crow is unwilling to come between them. But once the three of them are together again, all bets are off. With the world against them, they have only each other to cling to.

This was not who Jonathan really was, Crow reminded himself… This was a game they were playing. This was a disguise. It was so easy to forget who Jonathan was when he looked so different. So easy to forget the awful things they’d done to each other.

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OMG! This was so good and I am totally going to fan girl the hell out of this review because the book is over and yet the story is not even close to being over and I want so much more. I can’t even think straight having finished this less than an hour ago. Goodness.

Evelyn Elliott, you have a fan in the form of a ginger girl who loves this series!

This begins about two years after Bad Magic ends. Crow has disappeared and left his best friend Regis, so that Regis can be happy with the man he loves, our newest Knight and always the handsome hero, Jonathan. But Crow needs his friend, he needs the magic Regis has because Belcane’s magic is beginning to fail and Crow, is losing the magic that makes him human. Phew. That is a lot of magic, isn’t it?

Gah! The reunion of Crow and Regis was so them it made me giddy but it also made me hurt. Seeing my beloved Crow so vulnerable practically begging Regis for his help and Regis, well… being Regis, throwing out the possibility of impossibility crushed me but it’s the way these two are. If they weren’t sarcastic and rough with one another in every way, they wouldn’t be them.

This is really Crow’s story and good lord that title, it just means everything right now and it’s stunning. I loved Crow throughout Bad Magic and so wanted him to be open with how he feels about Regis and about Jonathan. But this goes even deeper with the feels and Crow owned me over and over again. The way he feels for Regis, himself and his growth of emotion toward Jonathan… *sigh*

Oh Jonathan. How can you not love a hero whose morals and honorability are slightly skewed when it comes to protecting who he loves? And when Regis is kidnapped and he has to lean on Crow, the man who once threatened to skin him and the man he really doesn’t like nor trust, things start to get interesting.

I love once again the world that this series is set in, it’s so much fun, intriguing and really got sexy with this book. Jonathan needing to become a master and Crow his slave… good lord, can someone give a girl a fan? I thought the scene where Crow gets his cuffs and was marked was hot but then… it got so much better. Damn. The UST between Jonathan and Crow is so intense that I gripped my Nook so hard my fingers were tingling. I needed these two to give in so badly and yet I absolutely adored why they didn’t. The love and respect they have for Regis is amazing. They are all amazing and I am a mess from this book.

Regis, my always grumpy but lovely ginger. You were the focal point of this story though your voice lacked in numbered pages. Yet, even without your POV being prominent you were there, always on the mind and in the hearts of the two men who would risk their lives for you. Yup, you certainly have two men who want you.

So without going into a bunch of detail and spoiling the book I will tell you how worthy this series is. It’s fun, it’s snarky, it’s intense and it’s sexy and now that I am done with this book, I know it’s not over.

Boy oh boy oh boy was this book a lesson in edging… yeah, it went a bit kinky there for a bit and it was so good. I mean, Crow and what he learns about himself and all we get with that and then Jonathan; we kinda knew he liked the whole dommy/toppy deal from book one but we get more and then there is a bossy Regis… I need a drink and some sort of release from all the sexual tension in this book. Did I mention how good it was?

Once again, a great set of supporting characters share the pages with our three men and Athea, I totes agree with your summary of Chartreuse.  HA! That dragon slays… pun intended.

So, I haven’t said much have I? Oh well, that is me with reviews when I love a book and love this I did so much. I need the next one to see how this all plays out and how the three men work, in every way and position together. *grins*

Feather Fall, what an amazing title for an amazing story about submission in every way. To submitting your will, control and desires and knowing your submission is the strongest thing you have to offer.

About Evelyn Elliott

If you encountered Evelyn Elliott, you’d see a small soft-spoken woman wearing a sundress. At first, she seems like a perfectly normal girl. Do not be deceived.
Her hobbies include watching grisly horror movies, torturing her characters, and tending to her flower garden. She enjoys long walks in the park and collecting the souls of small children.
Whenever she reads a book, she always roots for the villain.
Avoid her at all costs

Virtual Tour: Feather Fall by Evelyn Elliott

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Oh My Shelves welcomes author Evelyn Elliott to the blog to talk about her latest release in the Spell Slave Series, Feather Fall – out today, April 22, 2016 from Dreamspinner Press – and talk frankly about why submission does not equal being weak.

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About Evelyn Elliott

If you encountered Evelyn Elliott, you’d see a small soft-spoken woman wearing a sundress. At first, she seems like a perfectly normal girl. Do not be deceived.
Her hobbies include watching grisly horror movies, torturing her characters, and tending to her flower garden. She enjoys long walks in the park and collecting the souls of small children.
Whenever she reads a book, she always roots for the villain.
Avoid her at all costs

Blog Tour + Excerpt – Bad Magic by Evelyn Elliott

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Distantly, Regis became aware of someone shaking him. “Regis, it’s over.” He squinted up.

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Crow picked up his knives, wiped off the bloody one, and sheathed them. He knelt by Regis. “You all right?”

“Jonathan,” Regis said. Crow pointed, and Regis looked. Jonathan lay on his side, still as the grave. All Regis could see of him was his back. “No. Is he, is he dead?”

It seemed ludicrous. Jonathan couldn’t actually be dead. And yet there he was, unmoving, his face turned away. Regis could see faint bruising on his nape. “I told you not to get attached,” Crow said.

“No,” Regis gasped. “No, he can’t be.” He crawled to his feet. “I can fix this. I took some power from the amulet. I can fix him.” His hands shook. “Maybe he’s almost dead. Maybe this counts. Maybe—maybe I won’t have to kill him, now. So if—so if I can just heal him—”

Crow hugged him gently. “Regis… no. Honey. He’s dead.”

And Regis utterly lost it. “No! Don’t you dare speak to me!” He shoved, but Crow caught his forearm. “Let me go, you awful excuse for a human being!”

“Sweet—”

“Don’t you dare call me that! I can’t believe you. I liked you! I defended you!”

Regis thought of Jonathan then: big hands around his waist, hot breath in his ear, the hidden truth in his voice when he’d said you know damn well why, and something inside him snapped.

He had enough energy to kill a man. He threw it all at Crow. An invisible force ripped Crow away and hurled him into a bookcase, toppling it. Crow’s feet slipped and tore pages as he was lifted into the air and held a hairbreadth above the ground, so close his boot scraped the floor as he was dragged to the wall and pinned like an insect. Held there, he would suffocate by inches. His face was whiter than it’d ever been. There was terror in his eyes, real terror, and seeing that expression on another human being made Regis feel exactly like Belcane.

He let go. Crow crumpled to the floor. “You… crazy… bastard,” he said between gasps.BadMagic_FBbanner_DSP

Regis sat heavily on a fallen bookcase. “You said you were on my side.”

“I… am on your… side.”

“You’re not like her,” he said. “You wouldn’t do this. Not if you didn’t have to. Crow, did you… did you really kill him?”

To ask was absurd. Jonathan lay ten feet away. The easiest thing to do would be to go check his throat for a pulse. Regis didn’t quite dare.

Crow rested on the wall. “Hear me out. I understand why you’re angry. I’m not blind. I know you had feelings for him, and I know you wanted to betray Belcane. Which is fine, by the way. I’ve been trying to kill her for ages. And it’s a pity he had to die, yes. But it was you or him. What, did you expect me to sit idly by while you got yourself killed?”

“Don’t you dare make this about you.”

“You weren’t going to kill him, and it had to be done. Someone had to do something. Why not me?” Regis curled into a ball and said nothing. “Get up,” Crow said.

“No.” His voice hurt coming out. “Leave me to rot here. Belcane can kill me for all I care.”

 


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Series: Spell Slave
Release Date: October 28, 2015
Pages: 161 • Cover Artist: 
Published By: Dreamspinner Press
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Spell Slave: Book One

Morality is relative. At least that’s what young sorcerer Regis Teller convinces himself. He’s done what he must to survive: working for a witch since he was nine, helping her throw the kingdom into anarchy, and taking his only comfort in her mysterious son, Crow. And soon, Regis is going to commit his first murder.

A do-gooder named Jonathan White has information the witch needs, and it’s Regis’s job to get that information and slit Jonathan’s throat. But then Regis actually meets Jonathan. And Jonathan is perfect—a hero with a passion for justice and little regard for civility.

Lucky for Regis, Jonathan has a weakness for attractive men. Lucky for Jonathan, Regis is fast developing a conscience and a heart. But for Regis, keeping both of them alive at their adventure’s end means breaking a magical oath and surviving his ruthless boss—all without telling Jonathan the truth. Falling in love is never easy, especially when everyone involved is lying through their teeth.


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14-Apr: V’s Reads, Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance

15-Apr: A.M. Leibowitz

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About Evelyn Elliott

If you encountered Evelyn Elliott, you’d see a small soft-spoken woman wearing a sundress. At first, she seems like a perfectly normal girl. Do not be deceived.
Her hobbies include watching grisly horror movies, torturing her characters, and tending to her flower garden. She enjoys long walks in the park and collecting the souls of small children.
Whenever she reads a book, she always roots for the villain.
Avoid her at all costs

Virtual Book Tour: Full Strength by V.L. Locey

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“The thought of doing that with a chick at any time makes me woozy,” he hissed. Water slopped out of the sink onto the counter.

“You’re such a queer,” I said playfully. He threw me a look. “The point I was trying to make is that Brooks is an adult. If he wants to chase that skirt, then it’s not your place to say anything.”

“She’s not the kind of girl Brooks should be dating.”

“Whoa. Just whoa there, Dobby—did my ears just catch some slut-shaming? Come on, Dan, you are so not that guy. I’m that guy, not you.”

Heather laughed in that way chicks do when they’re trying not to snort. It failed and she snorted anyway. Brooks laughed at her snort. Oh, the feels. Pity Dan wasn’t in sync with all the gooey goodness.

Banner300x250“Look,” he spat, then whipped the sponge into the sink. Suds flew into the air. “I grew up taking care of Brooks. His dad died when he was just a kid. His mom had to work two jobs to keep him and her fed. He’s like another brother to me. It was him I give all my old hockey equipment to.”  

I hoped the shenanigans in the living room were drowning out his hissy fit. “He told me his dreams, you know? They didn’t include hooking up with some girl who got herself pregnant by my boyfriend.”

“Are you mad at her because Brooks likes her, or are you mad at her because I liked her one night?”

“Both. Fuck you. Finish this. I’m going to bed.”

 

 

 


29475902Full Strength: by V.L. Locey
Series: Point Shot
Release Date: March 23, 2016
Pages: 129
Published By: Ellora’s Cave
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What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, Victor Kalinski was one of the best and most controversial ice hockey players in the pros. This year he’s playing in the minors, has a paternity case pending, and has just been vindictively outed to the world by one of his own teammates.

But he seems to find life in the tiny town of Cayuga to his liking. A large part of that is Dan Arou, the Cougars’ alternate captain and the man who now holds Victor’s heart. Surely venomous, viper-tongued Victor hasn’t been mellowed by love!

Well, perhaps a little. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t intend to get sweet revenge on those who’ve hurt the man he loves and the friends he’s somehow made along the way.


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25-Mar: Love Bytes, Divine Magazine

28-Mar: Bonkers About Books, BFD Book Blog

29-Mar: Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Oh My Shelves

30-Mar: Jessie G. Books, Bayou Book Junkie

 

 

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About V.L. Locey

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and three Jersey steers.
When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.

Blog Tour: Talk Dirty to Me by Jessie G.

Oh My Shelves is happy to host an excerpt, Interview and giveaway from author, Jessie G. on the release of her latest book, Talk Dirty to Me from The Devil’s Pride MC Series. 

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Knowing what Gene needed before he actually asked was what made them a good team and his growing personal feelings aside, he believed they worked well together. Greg also knew Gene felt the same way because he never failed to show his appreciation. “Thanks, Sunshine, I knew I could count on you. So, tell me how the move to Tampa’s going?”

Greg sighed and leaned back in his chair to look at the ceiling. He had been working at the DC office since joining the agency and while he enjoyed the work, DC was a stressful place to live. He’d adapted just as he’d done when he went to MIT in Cambridge, but it wasn’t his first choice. When the request to transfer and be closer to the undercover operation he’d been devoting ninety percent of his time to came in, he jumped at it even though he questioned his superior’s motives.

But moving was stressful, fitting in with new coworkers more so, and doing both while keeping up with Gene’s needs was damn near exhausting. It was worth it, but he was more tired than he ever remembered being and none of that was Gene’s problem. As an undercover agent in an outlaw motorcycle club, he had more important things to worry about, so Greg downplayed the stress he’d been under. “Florida’s better than DC, that’s for sure.”

“But?” Gene asked knowingly and Greg sighed. He should have known better than to think he could bluff his answer. They’d been talking multiple times a day for almost a year. If there was anyone who could tell just by the tone of his voice what he was feeling, it was Gene.unnamed

“When I first got this assignment, it seemed odd that I wasn’t immediately transferred to a closer office. Not that location really mattered in the past, but our partnership was a first in the agency. Normally, undercover agents have full use of the entire Intelligence Division and everyone in ID works together so nothing falls through the cracks.” Maybe he was becoming more like Gene, because he was seeing shadows everywhere lately. “That didn’t happen and it obviously wasn’t necessary because I was able to do whatever you needed from DC. So why, out of nowhere, did Crockett and Stimer request me in the Tampa office? If they wanted me closer to your operation, why not Fort Myers or even the Miami office?”

Gene didn’t immediately respond and Greg knew he was choosing his words. Lately, they’d begun to wonder if someone within the agency, or any branch of law enforcement, was working with Durango. Crooked agents were an unfortunate fact of life and the more information he uncovered about Durango and the MC, the more things didn’t add up. Namely, putting an agent in what they had to know would be a long term undercover operation only to bitch about how long it was taking him to get the job done. It was like they were setting him up for failure and that didn’t sit well with Greg at all.

He was fully invested in doing the best job he could and that was only solidified by the growing personal feelings he was developing for Gene. The last thing Greg wanted was to see him get burned by the agency they both joined in the hopes of doing something good.


“I can hear those wheels turning from here, but we both know how dangerous it is for you to go poking around into Crockett or Stimer. You’re the new face in the office so you have no allies you can trust. If anyone catches wind of what you’re doing…”

“They won’t.” Greg wanted to sneer at the suggestion that he didn’t know how to cover his tracks. The only thing that stopped him was the knowledge that Gene cared about the risks he might be taking. That concern was a foreign concept that he didn’t know how to deal with. “I know how to hide a trail, Gene.”

“I don’t doubt your abilities for a second,” Gene assured, taking the wind out of any potential argument between them. “I just don’t want to see you get hurt. If Crockett or Stimer or someone else has a hidden agenda, you’ll find it in the work we’re already doing. You’re already cherry picking the information you put in the files, already deciding what they can and can’t be trusted with, right?”

“Yes,” Greg grudgingly admitted. He just didn’t know if those precautions were enough.unnamed (1)

Gene chuckled at his tone. “You and I both know if they’re in any way involved in Durango’s business, if they’re doing anything to hinder the case, you’ll uncover it in the intelligence you’re already gathering. I know it’s not enough, but I’m already in play and there’s no way to step back now. If you go digging and someone catches wind of it, you paint a target on both our backs.”

Which was the only reason he hadn’t already gone digging and why he was coming clean now. The very last thing he wanted to do was make Gene’s job more dangerous than it already was. “Fine.”

Gene laughed at him again and he found himself pulling up a photo of the agent. It was unfair how good looking the man was. Tall, broad, scruffy, with piercing eyes and a strong chin, and lips made for doing sinful things. Gene was all of Greg’s weakness wrapped up in a hard body that made his fingers itch to touch.

A soft sigh and the sound of a bed creaking brought his attention back to their conversation. “I’m done thinking about this for tonight. Tell me something good before we hang up.”

 

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Today we’re very lucky to be interviewing Jessie G author of Talk Dirty to Me.

Hi Jessie, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

JG: Thanks for having me. I’m a 40-something wife and mother who has spent too many decades considering herself to be an aspiring writer. I let life’s obligations stand in my way and blamed it on a lack of inspiration. Once I let that roadblock go, the inspiration flooded in and the Sizzling Miami series was born.

That series spawned the Devils Pride MC series, which combines my love of bikers with my dream of writing into what I hope is of really steamy romantic suspense. Talk Dirty to Me features two DEA agents, one undercover and his partner in the Intelligence Division. They’ve worked together for five years, but have never met face to face and now that the time has come, they both have different ideas on how it will go.

OMS: Why do you write?

JG: Because I have an addiction to the written word that must be fed, so I do my part to keep the source plentiful. I used to joke that I write to avoid going crazy, but the truth is that yes, the characters are in my head and they make themselves known at all hours of the day or night. I don’t know if I’d go crazy if I ignored them, but I do know that it’s so much more fun to play with them.

OMS: Which of your books was the most difficult to write?

JG: The Protector was the most difficult book to write on a number of fronts. First, writing a character as damaged as Javier is never easy to begin with and I knew I didn’t want to magically fix him in the span of one novel. Second, bringing a third party into an established relationship was a huge risk. This was a couple many readers were rooting for and I was not going to fix everything and I was going to bring in a total stranger to support them. The sequel for that book is due out in the fall and I don’t think it will be any easier to write.

OMS: Give us an insight into your main character.

JG:Greg is my most relatable character. He’s self-sufficient, independent, successful in his career, but he also has self-esteem and body image issues. There isn’t a rippling muscle on his body, but that’s okay, Snake loves him just the way he is.

OMS: How much research do you do for your books?

JG: I’m researching all the time. Whether I’m looking up how-tos or talking to people in the field I’m writing about, I try to find out everything I can and then I fudge what I don’t like to suit my story. The only “facts” I stick to are my own series fact sheets so I can keep the continuity of the world I’m building.

OMS: Who designs your covers?

JG:My covers are designed by Andrew Reyna at Dynamic Craft Studios – I may have given birth to him 26 years ago.


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Series: 
Devils Pride MC
Release Date: 
March 7, 2016
Pages:
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Published By: 
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As a secret agent for the DEA, Snake’s gone deep into Devils Pride MC with the hope of bringing down the head of Miami’s lucrative drug trade and finds himself saddled with the club’s volatile and secretive SA instead. Unfortunately, after years as partners doing shit neither of them wanted to do for reasons neither of them felt comfortable sharing, Snake considers Trick his best friend. Now he’ll do anything to repair the damage his own necessary lies did to their friendship because, while Trick may have walked away from the MC, Snake needs someone he trusts to have his back.

Meanwhile, Snake’s contact at the DEA has him tied up in knots. The sexy voice and inappropriate comments have him walking around with a permanent set of blue balls. Life undercover is lonely and he lives for every phone call, but his own personal Deep Throat is skittish about committing to a date once Snake returns to headquarters. As far as Snake’s concerned, they only have one shot to build something together and he’s not willing to waste it.

Greg knows he’s not Snake’s type, or anyone’s for that matter. Former love interests called him plain, chubby, and boring. More comfortable in his tech cave than with people, he’s a grade A nerd who isn’t exactly GQ material. Normally he would never be brave enough to flirt with anyone—much less the very hot and very dangerous ginger who’d been starring in his nightly fantasies—but Snake needed something to keep him from getting lost undercover. What started out as a helping hand quickly became an integral part of their relationship—if one could call a five year phone conversation a relationship—and Greg is terrified that once Snake’s sees the wizard behind the curtain, he’ll lose the only man he’s ever loved.

Now the DEA has called Snake home to plan the next stage of the mission, leaving Greg no more places to hide. When fantasy and reality collide, will it be everything Snake hopes for or everything Greg fears? The trick will be staying alive long enough to figure out the answer.


 


Tour Dates & Stops:

14-Mar: Sassygirl Books, Carly’s Book Reviews

16-Mar: Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews

18-Mar: Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Foxylutely Book Reviews

21-Mar: Alpha Book Club

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25-Mar: The Dark Arts

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4-Apr: Full Moon Dreaming, Outrageous Heroes, Mikky’s World of Books, Nephy Hart,

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Up All Night, Read All Day

6-Apr: Man2ManTastic, The Novel Approach

8-Apr: Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy, Joyfully Jay

11-Apr: A.M. Leibowitz

13-Apr: Divine Magazine, Unquietly Me

15-Apr: Bonkers About Books

18-Apr: Kirsty Loves Books

20-Apr: Cathy Brockman Romances

22-Apr: Dawn’s Reading Nook, MM Book Escape

25-Apr: Molly Lolly, Books A to Z

27-Apr: Prism Book Alliance

29-Apr: Love Bytes, My Fiction Nook,

2-May: TTC Books and More, Bayou Book Junkie

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About Jessie G.

Like many readers, the dream of being a writer has been with me a long time. After three decades of trying, I’d begun to doubt. Thanks to social media, I followed my favorite authors hoping to glean some words of wisdom as I pounded out half-formed ideas with alarming regularity. Two repetitive themes emerged: To be a great writer you must read a lot and your butt must be in the chair every day like it’s a job. The more you write, the easier it will be to write and the better you will be at writing. I took that advice to heart and write every day. With three series in the works and counting, it’s been amazing to have made this dream my reality.

I am a firm believer in marriage equality, love at first sight, power dynamics and happily ever after. I’m a lover of strong secondary characters and series filled with families, biological or chosen. All are themes you’ll find throughout my books.