Saturday, March 31, 2018

Ivan by Kit Rocha Release Blitz

As the sheltered princess of Sector One, Maricela’s life is defined by duty: to her people and to her family. Her wealth and influence have allowed her to build a better world, but they come with a price---the responsibility to secure political stability with a practical marriage. Maricela cherishes the idea of marrying for love, but there’s not much romance in the endless line of suitors interested only in prestige and power.

And her handsome, brooding new bodyguard isn’t helping the situation.

Ivan is the perfect, deadly warrior, a man trained from childhood to be the ultimate protector to the Rios family. His focus on keeping her safe is intense--and a little intoxicating. When the threat of danger cracks his icy control, Maricela realizes she’s not the only one fighting against temptation.

Ivan knows that the blood on his hands makes him unworthy of the pure-hearted princess. But from the first kiss, their forbidden affair feels inevitable. He can give her a glimpse of life outside her gilded cage and a lover who wants the woman instead of the crown. The only thing he can never do is promise her forever.

Because spurning her noble suitors to marry her bodyguard wouldn’t just be a scandal. It could set off a political firestorm that would tear Sector One apart.

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~ 3.75 Stars ~

I love this world that Kit Rocha has created, I'm a Broken Circle [Sector Four] junkie. I can NEVER get enough of life in the sectors: the struggles, the relationships, the politics – all of it's amazing!

On that note, lets discuss book three in the Gideon's Riders series.

Maricela Rios is the princess of Sector One, she's the youngest sibling in the Rios ("ruling") family. She's tired of being treated as a child but being considered royalty doesn't leave much opportunity for freedom. I was excited to read her story – I wanted to learn more about the family, and her place in it.

Ivan is the Rider assigned to protecting the princess, her full-time bodyguard. He takes his responsibilities very seriously and has good reason for it. Trying to make up for the mistakes of his family, he's in a tough position.

As I said above, I love this world and the romantic relationships that are built in it. The connection between Ivan and Maricela has been slowly building, with mentions in previous books. Unfortunately, I didn't feel the burning chemistry between them.

Ivan seemed rather one dimensional and I don't know if that's how he was intended or if it's just me. I did enjoy the glimpse into Sector One's family, and the struggles that accompany the elevated station of any Rios. I was hoping for more interactions between Maricela and her big brother, Gideon.

Overall, this was another good book in this Gideon's Riders series – it's just not my favorite.

Book three in the Riders spin-off series. Each Rider will have their story and I imagine we'll maybe end with Gideon? I sure hope so! Ivan is assigned to be Maricela Rios' bodyguard. She's the princess of Sector One and everyone wants to align their family to the Rios. Maricela is being pursued heavily by all the up and coming suitors but she's in love with just one man – Ivan.

Ivan is a Rider. Riders do not let themselves feel, think of the future other than protecting the prophet, least of all, fall in love. Things are changing in the sectors, but Ivan is trying to clean his name and his family's legacy. Letting his urges out on the princess of Sector One will not go over well.

There's a lot of sector politicking in this book. Pages of bartering and hierarchy plays to align with the prestigious with the Rios. I found it a little dry at times. We're warned the story is a slow burn of forbidden love but it's more of a smolder. I have to say that Ivan can turn up the heat on that fire when he's in the throes of passion, but otherwise I found him and Maricela slightly lacking. I'm not sure if he was set up well enough for me to care about him. I liked Maricela being able to have fun a bit and see the world with Ivan. Still, even for an installment I didn't love, Ivan was a good read.

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Kit Rocha is the pseudonym for co-writing team Donna Herren and Bree Bridges. After penning dozens of paranormal novels, novellas and stories as Moira Rogers, they branched out into gritty, sexy dystopian romance.

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Falling Star by Terri Osburn

A country star looking for a comeback has one last shot at fame—and he might just have one last shot at love.

Naomi Mallard is a fixer by nature. And as PR manager for Nashville’s Shooting Stars record label, she’s facing her biggest fix: redeeming country music bad boy Chance Colburn. But in Naomi’s eyes, a police record and a stint in rehab are the least of Chance’s sins. He has spent his life running from demons and making tabloid headlines that have sent his career into a tailspin. Now he’s struggling to find his muse and maintain his newfound sobriety, all while counting on the woman he once betrayed to repair his tattered reputation.

Naomi is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but that’s not easy when an unexpected injury forces the former couple into disturbingly close proximity. Will mending their once-broken relationship be Naomi’s best save yet? Or will Chance’s past wreck any hope for a future together?

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This is the second book in the series. I would recommend that you read Rising Star first as the underlying plot is ongoing, and we do meet up again with Dylan and Charley.

Chance has come out of rehab and needs to satisfy his new record contract with songs for his album... but along with the drink has gone his muse. When he discovers that his ‘one that got away,’ Naomi, is his label's PR guru, he cannot believe he is going to have to work with her. Naomi's memories of their breakup are raw too, so they both have a big task ahead. I really liked this setup, and as we learn why he did what he did and as Naomi does too, then we just have to trust that Ms. Osburn will manage to wrangle things so they work out by the end. The journey is a good one, with some difficult issues tackled, and some really insightful points about addiction, love, hope, and trust.

There were some important characters who acted as foils to the story, and gave us a less biased view of the couple and their possible romance. The book also deals really well with a number of difficult issues that arise from rehabilitating a country music star to where he belonged. It was good to see Dylan doing well, and the promise of more romance at Shooting Stars records.

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Terri Osburn started putting words on the page in 2007. Five years later, she was named a finalist in the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart contest for unpublished manuscripts. Shortly after, she signed with an agent and moved into publication, with her debut novel, Meant to Be, released from Montlake Romance in May 2013. Terri lives on the East Coast with one high schooler, three long-suffering tabbies, and a hyper Yorkiepoo with attachment issues.

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Risen by Cole Gibsen

Fans of Vampire Diaries and Twilight will be thirsting for this latest vampire addiction…

My aunt has been kidnapped by vampires, and it’s up to me to save her. Only… I had no idea vampires existed. None. Nada. I’m more of a reader than a fighter, and even though I’d been wishing to escape my boring existence in the middle of nowhere, I’d give anything to have it back now if it meant my aunt was safe.

Then there’s the vampire Sebastian, who seems slightly nicer than most of the bloodsuckers I’ve run into so far. Yes, he’s the hottest being I’ve ever come across, but there’s no way I can trust him. He swears he’s helping me get answers, but there’s more to his story. Now I’m a key pawn in a raging vampire war, and I need to pick the right ally.

But my chances of surviving this war are slim at best, when the side I choose might be the one that wants me dead the most.

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Avid Reader☆☆☆
M/F Paranormal

So, this was an interesting read. There are a lot of gaps and strange conclusions drawn that made this much more difficult to relate to. I think that this author has read a lot of vampire books or seen a lot of vampire movies because the dialogue is very cheesy.

Charlize (Charlie) is very naïve in this book. Her aunt Rachel has kept her so sheltered that Charlie is screaming to get out. She wants to attend college away from her aunt. However, when people come to the house and kidnap her aunt, Charlie will have to figure out how to save Rachel.

This is where the story gets very strange. Sebastian is a vampire who is tasked with figuring out if someone is dead or alive for his queen. However, there is a weird connection between him and Charlie.

I think the author was trying to create a mystical relationship with romance, but it just wasn't very successful. While I liked figuring out who is going to belong to whom, the ultimate goal of this book should have been who will win the war.

While this wasn't the best of starts, I am wondering how this will end, so I think I would read a follow up.

Growing up, Cole Gibsen couldn’t decide what she loved more—dogs or books. Rather than choose, she decided to devote her life to both! Dog trainer (wrangler) by day and author by night, she’s the author of more than ten books with more on the way.

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Orange by B.G. Thomas

Frank Sinclair believes only in the visceral, the real, what he can touch and taste. After all, his mother left him when he was five years old, so how can love exist? His next sexual conquest is what makes his world go around, not romance and happily ever after. The hot guy he sees working along the highway in an orange jumpsuit fuels his bad-boy fantasies. Coincidentally, the guy shows up at the gas station across the street from his apartment building, and you can bet he’s going to take his shot.

Roy Ingalls is his bad-boy parolee in orange, and he’s ready and oh-so-willing to be Frank’s next conquest. But Roy isn’t quite the bad boy he seems—deep down he’s sweet, naïve… and the most intoxicating man Frank has ever met.

The sex is the best of their lives, but can a man who mistrusts love and another who isn’t ready to admit he’s actually gay ever move beyond friends with benefits?

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First off, the cover was horrible, probably want to update to not look so creepy.

I really went into this book thinking it was going to be really good and it fell really flat for me. I hate a lot of inner monologue, I need dialogue with my characters. I found myself skimming the book and really wishing it was only a 100-page book instead of just over 300. I couldn't connect to Frank and Roy because there wasn't much dialogue and like I said, I need that to connect and fall in love with the main characters. I seem to be in the minority with my opinions, so I am sure everyone else will love Frank and Roy's story.

B.G. THOMAS lives in Kansas City with his husband of more than a decade and their fabulous dogs Sarah Jane and Oliver. He is blessed to have a lovely daughter as well as many extraordinary friends. He has a great passion for life.

B.G. loves romance, comedies, fantasy, science fiction, and even horror—as far as he is concerned, as long as the stories are character driven and entertaining, it doesn’t matter the genre. He has gone to literature conventions his entire adult life where he’s been lucky enough to meet many of his favorite writers. He has made up stories since he was a child; it is where he finds his joy.

In the nineties, he wrote for gay adult magazines but stopped because the editors wanted all sex without plot. “The sex is never as important as the characters,” he says. “Who cares what they are doing if we don’t care about them?” Excited about the growing male/male romance market, he began writing again. He submitted a novella and was thrilled when it was accepted in four days. Since then the romantic tales have poured out of him. “It’s like I’m somehow making up for a lifetime’s worth of story-telling!”

“Leap, and the net will appear” is his personal philosophy and his message. “It is never too late,” he testifies. “Pursue your dreams. They will come true!”

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Driving Whiskey Wild by Melissa Foster Audiobook Review

A captivating new sexy standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.

Special Forces veteran and Dark Knights Motorcycle Club member Bullet Whiskey lives to protect his family, their bar, and the residents of his small hometown. He’s rough, unapologetic, and haunted by a secret, painful past. He’s also a master at keeping people away, and when his sister hires gorgeous and sweet Finlay Wilson to help expand their biker bar, he knows just how to get rid of her.

After losing her boyfriend and her father, Finlay moves back to her hometown to be closer to the little family she has left. She needs her temporary job at Whiskey Bro’s to get her catering business off the ground, and she’s determined not to let the gruff, arrogant mountain of a man Bullet Whiskey scare her off.

Finlay is everything Bullet has never wanted. She’s afraid of his dog, afraid of motorcycles, and sweet enough to give him cavities, but as she weaves her way into the hearts of everyone around him, he’s powerless to resist her charms. Passion ignites, but trust doesn’t come easily, and when their pasts collide, Bullet finds out the true meaning of protecting those he loves.

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Length: 8 hrs, 38 mins
Narrator: Paul Woodson

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Driving Whiskey Wild is only my second Melissa Foster audiobook and I’m forced to admit that I’ve not read any of her books prior to this. When our blog was offered the opportunity to join the author’s audiobook review team, I borrowed another of her audiobooks via Audible’s Romance Package to get a feel for her writing. As there are three audiobook reviewers on our blog and I was the only one who’d not read her writing before, I wanted to make sure that I could pitch in in the event neither of the other ladies were available – both of whom love Foster’s books. Bear with me for just a little more background, I’m the individual who prepares and publishes the posts on our blog, which means that I get to read everyone’s reviews and because of that, I had actually added Driving Whiskey Wild to my ‘Want to Read’ shelf on Goodreads. Needless to say, when the first audiobook sent to us for review wound up being Driving Whiskey Wild, there was no pitching in for me, I was all over it and Foster and Woodson did not disappoint.

I’m a fan of MC romances, it doesn’t matter if it’s a one-percenter club or just a group of men who look for the camaraderie and sense of brotherhood a motorcycle club often provides, nor does it matter if it’s a dark romance, a romcom, an erotic romance, or a contemporary romance, if it’s well written, I can usually lose myself in an MC romance. In Driving Whiskey Wild, the Dark Knights Motorcycle Club is a brotherhood that supports its members and protects its community. Although nothing illegal occurs in the book, statements are made that suggest that if they were backed into a corner, the club would do what it had to in order to protect their own – especially Bullet Whiskey. Between his upbringing and his time in the service, Bullet has an overdeveloped need to protect others, especially those who matter to him. This sense of duty makes for a rather intense man on the outside, but the more we learn about Bullet, the more we realize that the man also has a sweet side, at least he does for Finlay. Well, when he can get his libido under control he does. I nearly choked on my coffee when the “Take you for a ride on the Bullet Train” line was uttered. As for Finlay, she’s not what one would envision for the rough-around-the-edges Bullet, and yet, she proves to be the perfect women for him, possessing a quiet, inner strength that serves her well when dealing with the prideful man. Witnessing the two conquer each other’s demons and tear down their walls made for quite a journey – one that made me laugh, bite my nails, swoon a bit, and anticipate the happily ever after ending Foster is known for. And Foster did not let me down.

As for the narration, I’m chagrined to admit that when I began listening to Driving Whiskey Wild, I wasn’t sure that I was going to enjoy Paul Woodson’s narration. You see, I had this idea in my mind of what Bullet Whiskey should sound like based on the guy on the book’s cover and at first, Woodson wasn’t meeting my expectation. But as I listened, I soon eschewed my skewed expectation and fell into Woodson’s performance. Not only did he become Bullet Whiskey, but he also became Finlay, as well as the huge cast of characters who are woven into the story – and there are a LOT of them. I thoroughly enjoyed Woodson’s narrative performance and look forward to listening to him in the future, which is likely to be sooner rather than later as I plan to back track and listen to the other two audiobooks in The Whiskeys series. Yep, Foster and Woodson have me hooked on The Whiskeys.

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.

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Paul Woodson has recorded over 150 audiobooks in many genres, including WWII European History, American History, Contemporary & Historical Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Classics, and YA. With a BFA from Boston University's School for the Arts, Paul spent many years as a professional AEA and SAG-AFTRA actor, working onstage and (occasionally on film) across the USA and Europe, before becoming a full-time voice artist and audiobook narrator. His facility in German and French has garnered him much work in narrating European WWII histories, and his early years in the UK (where he began reading at the age of 3), and facility with accents have led to his narration of many British titles.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free audiobook copy of Driving Whiskey Wild (The Whiskeys #3) by Melissa Foster, narrated by Paul Woodson to listen to and review.

The Choice by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob & Isabella LaPearl Blog Tour

Heavenly Young doesn’t have time for romance. The innocent nursing student is struggling to care for her ailing father, keep a roof over their head, and start a new career. But fate decides to complicate her world even more by putting two very different men in her path and forcing her to make a choice that will change her life forever.

Dr. Ken Beckman—vascular surgeon by day, super-alpha by night—has three hard-and-fast rules: Never date where he works, never touch vanillas, and never get tangled up with a virgin. But the moment he meets Heavenly, he aches to toss his scruples aside and claim the untouched beauty. She’s not ready for someone like him…but he wants her too much to walk away—even though he’s not the only man caught in her spell.

Seth Cooper, ex-cop turned private eye, isn’t looking for a happily ever after, just a hot-and-sweaty good time. And the minute he claps eyes on Heavenly, he’s all for coaxing the angel into his bed. But soon, she’s so deep under his skin that he’s willing to put his broken past behind him and turn his life upside down for her. But he’s got competition…

When it came to helping friends, Beck and Seth were in sync. But now they’re vying for the same girl, and the games get vicious—until they realize Heavenly is keeping secrets from them both. Will they call a truce and work together again before they both lose her for good?

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Raine’s big brother shoved a glass of thick red vino in her hand. “So, did you find someone to fuck your brains out?”

She recoiled. If she gave him an equally blunt answer, would he stop this mortifying inquisition?

“Yes. It was easy.” Heavenly punctuated her lie with a bright smile.

River glowered. “Tell me Beck or Seth finally manned up.”

“He’s someone you don’t know.”

One of River’s dark brows shot up. “Where did you meet him?”

“Um… around.”

“What does that mean? A park? A bar? A grocery store? A swingers’ club?”

“Why does it matter? I found someone and it was lovely.”

He looked skeptical. “Lovely? That’s how you describe meeting a stranger, losing your clothes, and banging him?”

Heavenly bristled. “How would you describe a hookup?”

“Hot, sweaty, messy. Mind-blowing. Spine-melting. Earth-shattering.” River snorted. “Never lovely.”

“Sweaty?” She shuddered. “That sounds unpleasant. It was nice. I… tingled.”

“Tingled?” He scowled. “Did your pussy fall asleep because he couldn’t find your clit? Maybe you should have given him a map.”

She nearly choked on her wine. “I found the experience perfectly satisfying.”

“Sweetheart, you don’t know squat about satisfaction.” Raine’s brother leaned in and peered at her, eye to eye. “Here’s what I think happened: You haven’t so much as flirted with another man. You don’t understand why ‘lovely’ sex is bad because you’ve never had it. In fact, not only did you not have sex with this mysterious ‘stud,’ you haven’t offered the virginity you asked me to take to anyone else.”

“What. The fuck. Did you say?” Beck growled suddenly.

Heavenly glanced over her shoulder. Both Beck and Seth glared from across the kitchen. Oh, no.

“Get out,” Seth snapped at River, hauling ass across the room. “Now. While you can still walk.”

Dread burned her veins. She didn’t have to wonder how much they’d overheard. Obviously, it had been more than enough. Tonight had just gone from mortifying to catastrophic.

River backed away, hands raised. “Hey, just so you know, I turned her down because I like my balls where they are.”

“That’s the only reason you’re getting to keep them,” Beck insisted. “Seth told you to get the fuck out.”

“I’m leaving,” River assured, then glanced her way. “Good luck.”

Once he’d gone, silence descended. She was alone with the two men who had been tempting, confusing, and consuming her for months. They were going to demand answers.

This wouldn’t end well.

Heavenly drew in a shaky breath, startled to find both now inches away, arms crossed over their chests. Aggression rolled off them, filling the tense air. Beck drilled holes through her with narrowed eyes, set off by a scathing slash of his mouth. Seth’s seething stare was no less displeased. Unfortunately, she had nothing to offer the savage beasts except a smile full of trembling bravado.

Because the truth would change everything.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
M/F/M Romance (Slight BDSM)
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Heavenly is a very young, naïve woman who enthralls two different doms.

She is a hardworking, lovable woman whose first priority is her father. While he is sick with an auto-immune disease, she is able to befriend Beckman, a friendly surgeon who is immediately taken with Heavenly's pure nature. Despite Beckman's kinkier needs – he is a sadist – he can't help but want Heavenly for a sub.

Then you have Seth. He is also a dom but not a sadist. He is in town to help his good friend, but when he meets Heavenly, he too is immediately drawn to her sweetness and good heart.

You watch these two men try to figure out how to woo Heavenly and you also watch Heavenly struggle with wanting two different men. This was mostly about the three of them figuring out how and whether or not they could develop a relationship. There was a lot of buildup but not a lot of physical connection. What was described was steamy and just what you'd expect, but it was very little of the story.

I really enjoyed how this story was written. There were different points of view and I thought that really helped create the right atmosphere for when they all came together. Their chemistry is off the charts and their relationship, while unconventional, is one that will hopefully work for them all. While I wouldn't say that this is your typical story, all three authors wrote a compelling romance and I can't wait to see what happens next!

This is the first in a new series – but we have met many of the characters in the first Doms of Her Life series, which means that it is very easy to fall straight back into that world. If you have not read them, then I would highly recommend you do. I would say before this one if you can, but this would be a good starting point too.

What a fabulous name for such an innocent character! Heavenly Young had to grow up far too quickly when her mother abandoned her and her sick father, but that stinted all standard growing up for a beautiful young woman. So when two, significantly older, and most definitely far more experienced men start to pay her attention, she is most confused. And possibly more amusingly to the reader, both the dominant (one even a sadist) men are confused by their feelings too! Really, this is the most fascinating setup of a ménage novel I have read in a long time.

Given the distance that all three of them have to travel, you can be sure that we get a wonderfully complex and intense story developing. Heavenly feels obliged to keep her home life private, as she is embarrassed at how she and her father live. She does, however, want to explore the feelings that both men incite in her. Beck and Seth, who have known Raine, Macen, and Liam and their story, have no intention of sharing Heavenly and so the competition is on...

Knowing that this was the first book in the series, I was well aware that my patience would be stretched as these three people come to terms with what could, what might, and what should be their future. But to be honest, the writing is so good, and the plot so full of twists and wonderful dialogue, the end drew close all too quickly. I defy you not to get all hot and bothered from the power of words and very little action.

I cannot wait to see how things move from the rather cliffhanger ending. So much more to come, of that I am sure!

Heavenly Young is a naïve young woman that knows nothing about love or being in love. With the way her mother left and her father being sick, she had to grow up really fast. She didn't get the chance to grow from a teenager to a young adult because she had to become her father’s caregiver. Now she is a volunteer at the hospital, taking internet classes to become a nurse, and working a night job to help pay the bills and cover her dad’s medicine.

Beck and Seth were drawn to her from the moment they saw her. They haven't had feelings like this before and they each want her for themselves. So they will fight for her feelings, even play a few jokes on each other to win her over.

Both men will figure out that they will have to work together to get Heavenly to see that they just want to protect her and help her. Can they work together to make that happen? Will she be able to let them in and tell them about her past?

I found this story well written and I would not have known it was by three authors if I hadn't saw it with my own eyes. It flows very well and is a great story that will have you on the edge of your seat at times. There were a few places that dragged for me but not enough to make me stop reading. There is a big cliffhanger, so be prepared for that. I can't wait to see what happens next. And I need to go back and read Raine's books because I haven't read those yet.

Shayla Black

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than sixty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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Jenna Jacob

USA Today Bestselling author Jenna Jacob paints a canvas of passion, romance, and humor as her alpha men and the feisty women who love them unravel their souls, heal their scars, and find a happy-ever-after kind of love. Heart-tugging, captivating, and steamy, Jenna’s books will surely leave you breathless and craving more.

A mom of four grown children, Jenna and her alpha-hunk husband live in Kansas. She loves reading, getting away from the city on the back of a Harley, music, camping, and cooking.

Meet her wild and wicked fictional family in Jenna’s sultry series: The Doms of Genesis. Become spellbound by searing triple love connections in her continuing saga: The Doms of Her Life (co-written with the amazing Shayla Black and Isabella LaPearl). Journey with couples struggling to resolve their pasts and heal their scars to discover unbridled love and devotion in her contemporary series: Passionate Hearts. Or laugh along as Jenna lets her zany sense of humor and lack of filter run free in the romantic comedy series: Hotties of Haven.

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Isabella LePearl

Isabella LaPearl is a USA Today bestselling author known for her collaboration with Shayla Black & Jenna Jacob for the Doms of Her Life Series. She enjoys writing sexy, erotic romance. A wife, mother, writer, reader and a love for riding motorcycles.

To say it's been an extraordinary journey thus far would be an understatement... what a rush! What a thrill to realize dreams and see them go from a seed to fruition. So for all you aspiring Authors, who like me, have a fire inside that burns brightly and demands to be sated by writing... Never give up.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Choice (Doms of Her Life: Heavenly Rising #1) by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob & Isabella LaPearl to read and review for this tour.