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 My first interaction with J.C. Emery was when I first started reading her series!  I ended up messaging her on Facebook right away and kept her up-t0-date on my thought regarding this book!  LOL.  I wasn’t sure where I liked the characters or not!  I ended up reading the first two books in like a day and a half because I just could not put them down.  I even recently read the third book and LOVED it as well!  This MC series is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!

 

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1.  Your books are graphic.  In the second book….. I know I shouldn’t say this out loud, but I was rooting for the violence.  But the third book, which I just finished….. I was struggling to keep reading through the violence.  As an author, how do you write these scenes?

I make a promise with myself before I ever start a project– either I’m going to do it justice or I’m not going to do it at all. It’s incredibly important to me that I capture the outlaw motorcycle club lifestyle as best I can (while still making it a romance). Unfortunately, violence– particularly against women– is a very real aspect of this world. For the most part, I believe in an eye for an eye, so I guess the violence makes sense to me? But the scene in Rev… it was really tough to write. I was sobbing and couldn’t even look at the screen as I wrote it. I knew it needed to happen to propel the story forward, but it was challenging. Obviously, scenes like that are difficult to read (almost as much as they are to write!), but I think we do a disservice to the story if we shield our readers from the truth. Women are sometimes treated awfully. If we’re uncomfortable with that, then perhaps we should work harder to do something to put an end to that violence. 

 

2.  Did you do any research for this MC Series?  If so, what was most interesting?

I did a lot of informal research for years. I’m kind of obsessed with organized crime. When I decided to write Ride, I started watching documentaries and reading articles and asking questions of people I know. My mom has always had a thing for bikers and she provided some insight (yep, my mom is THAT cool!) I think what was most interesting was when female bikers started to reach out to me and encourage my work and eventually telling me what I got right and what I got wrong. As it turns out, I have a disturbingly accurate understanding of criminal organizations. 

 

3.  Are you involved in the MC lifestyle?  If not, how did you become interested in writing about MC’s?

I’m not involved or affiliated with a club. I was born and raised in the Bay Area in Northern California. We have a lot of clubs here– outlaw and not– and at any given time I can find a couple of Harleys going by. I’ve always loved the romanticized notion of a bike club. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found out more about my relatives dalliances with clubs in the past and a few childhood friends whose dads were in clubs. I’m most drawn to the idea of living on the periphery of the general public– creating your own rules, but still living by a code. Maybe I was some kind of OG in a previous life. ;)

 

4.  I wanted to strangle one of your characters.  I think I even messaged you about that, LOL.  Do you ever feel that way when writing your own characters?  If so, what is that like?

I can’t remember– was it Ryan or was it Duke? LOL I’m guessing Ryan. :D I do remember you messaging me (It was Ryan!!!), but I get a lot of those messages! I absolutely want to stick my foot up their asses half the time. When I was writing Rev and Grady wasn’t cooperating (he wasn’t very interested in Holly to begin with), I kept threatening him that he was going to be Wyatt’s bitch and Holly was going to be a thing of the past. Ryan was… I don’t even know what he was. He started out so nice? I can’t explain his behavior because I had no idea he was going to turn on me. People have given me crap for this– and I fully acknowledge that I did it and I’m super aware of it now– but Alex cried the entire book. She totally is a crybaby and I can’t fault reviewers for wanting to shake her. I pretty much want to give all my characters shaken baby syndrome at one point or another.

 

5.  What is your favorite thing about being an author?

It changes day to day. Some days I’d say it’s interacting with readers, other days I’d say it’s being able to entertain or make people happy. But really, neither of those answers are entirely true. I grew up in a world where being able to work as an author was a stupid dream. It was something you wished for and then hung up when you woke up. The fact that I’m just a woman from a working class family who gets to do this and can still afford to eat is amazing. It’s purely selfish. I get to do exactly what I want to do and every time I think about it, I’m tempted to pinch myself. I’m still waiting to wake up and find out this was all a bullshit dream.

 

What’s Next From JC Emery!!! 

 I’m currently working on making Crush a full-length novel and prepping to dig into the next Bayonet Scars book after that. I have a lot in the works, but can’t really talk about it just yet. But I think you’ll like the plan once we reveal it. :D

 

 

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Ride (Bayonet Scars Book 1)Death comes in Armani. Salvation comes in leather.

Principessa to the Mancuso crime family, Alexandra knows a thing or two about living outside the bounds of the law. Suffocated by the future her father has laid out for her, she makes a choice she can’t take back, changing the entire trajectory of her life.
Thrust into the dark and dangerous world of the Forsaken Motorcycle Club for her own protection, Alex finds herself faced with the last thing she needs right now: the man of her dreams. He’s sex in leather, the devil incarnate, and one hell of a kisser. But he’s also off-limits. Ryan Stone can be her friend, but he’s forbidden to be her lover.

Third-generation Forsaken, Ryan knows nothing other than life on two wheels, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He enjoys the many privileges that come with the patch, and the only laws he recognizes are the ones set-forth by his club. That is, until who he wants more than anything isn’t allowed on the back of his bike —or in his bed. Balancing his desire for her body, and need to keep her safe, Ryan tries to keep Alex at a distance. Finally having made a choice for herself, she’s done hearing the word “no” and will push boundaries even Ryan himself doesn’t dare cross.

Love is never more tempting than when it’s forbidden.

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Ride (Bayonet Scars Book 1) (My Review)
Thrash (Bayonet Scars Book 2) (My Review)
Rev (Bayonet Scars Book 3) (My Review)

 

 

 

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Author Bio:

As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, bad-ass bikers, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and her Netflix addiction. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her flip flops year-round in Northern California and can’t imagine a climate more beautiful. Her dream is to own her own Harley and she feels compelled to tell you that she is Team Peeta all the way.

JC is the author of the Men with Badges series, The Birthright Series, and the Bayonet Scars series.

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Everyone belongs somewhere. Even the misfits. 

With the looming threat from the Mancuso Crime Family, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club is preparing for a war that could destroy them. Grady, the club’s Sergeant-at-Arms, knows that love makes you weak, and he has zero interest in adding to his liabilities– especially now. He’s already got his teenage daughter who keeps him on his toes and a beef within the club that could fracture his relationship with a fellow brother for good. 

For Holly Mercer, her life is finally getting on track and the last thing she wants is trouble from her hometown’s resident outlaws. Keeping her nose clean is easier said than done, when suddenly she finds herself embroiled in club business. Holly might like the idea of being with a real-life bad boy, but even being in the same room with tough-as-nails Grady flusters her. 

When Holly inadvertently finds herself on Mancuso’s radar, she has two choices: trust that Grady will protect her, or continue to refuse the club’s help. Both roads are dangerous, but only one has the chance to damage her beyond repair. 

Love is never more dangerous than when it can destroy you. 

 

 

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Holly is a high school guidance counselor who is attempting to help a student, Cheyenne, who is about expelled.  However, she doesn’t realize who her dad is…… a member of the Forsaken Motorcycle Club.  Grady is at the point that is doesn’t know what to do with his daughter who has recently taken a turn for the worse.  But being that he is a MC, his version of bad and Holly’s are different.   Holly refuses to give up on Cheyenne as she keeps pushing Grady.

 

However, when she is shot, there is a huge change in their relationship.  Both start to realize and acknowledge their attraction to each other.  Even though they are attracted to each other, both attempt to deny it, until there is no walking away from each other.

 

When Grady attempted to buy her silence I enjoyed her response.  Hell I loved her response.  She threw the $25,000 dollars out the car. BAHAHAHA  Perfect.  No matter what, she was an independent woman who wasn’t about to be ran over by a man or anyone else.

 

Grady was extremely raw and rude which did something for me……….. Once he realized what he wanted he went after it!!

 

However, when the other MC/mafia gets involved there was a lot of cringing on my part!!  A LOT!!  To the point that I was not sure if I could turn the page or not.  It got really really graphic when they were kidnapped!  UGH!! This book is not for the weak of heart.  I will tell you that now!!!  It was dark, brutal and a total mind f*ck.   But it was completely worth it!!!!

 

One favorite line was “You’re going to marry me and when everything calms down, I’m going to give you a son.”  ~ loved it!!

 

“My second favorite line was:  His number is seven.  My number is one. “  The lengths that Holly went in order to keep Grady from feeling worse about himself *sigh*…….. She also proved that no matter what it was them against the world.  On more than one occasion.

 

I loved this book.  Hell, I love this series.  It is raw, gripping and extremely brutal. There are a lot of MC books out there but few are this good.

 

Rating:  5 Stars

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He’s the last thing she wants…but the only thing she needs.

Willa Peet isn’t interested in love. She’s been there, done that, and has the shattered heart to prove it. Ready to shake the breakup, she heads to Dublin, Ireland. But there’s a problem. A dark-haired, blue-eyed problem with a bad attitude that rivals her own. And he’s not doling out friendly Irish welcomes.

Shane Claymore just wants to race. The death of his father forced him off the Formula One circuit, but he’s only staying in Dublin long enough to sell the Claymore Inn and get things in order for his mother and younger sister. He never expected the sarcastic American girl staying at the inn to make him question everything.

But even as Willa and Shane’s fiery natures draw them together, their pasts threaten to rip them apart. Can Shane give up racing to be with the woman he loves, or will Willa’s quest to resurrect the tough-talking, no-shit-taking girl she used to be destroy any hope of a future together?

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When reading this review please remember everyone reads a book different and just because it isn’t my favorite doesn’t mean it won’t be yours.  This was a really hard book for me to write a review for.  I have LOVED all of Tessa Bailey’s books but this one.  I kept going to the front cover to make sure she wrote it because it was so much different than the others.  I was going to give this a one star review and several times I was going to put it on my “Did Not Finish” shelf but kept deciding to power through thinking it just had to get better.  It picked up for me about the last 60 pages, when the main characters started to get together.  I’m not saying that I was completely overwhelmed by the last 60 pages but it kept me more engaged with the characters.  I loved the dialogue in the book, but there wasn’t a whole lot of it, maybe if there was I could’ve related to the characters more.  Something I thought interesting was the main female character was in book #1 of her Line of Duty Series which I totally loved, so it was kind of neat getting to hear about them a little (very little).  This book has a happily ever after where the main characters get together but I would have loved to have seen some of their time together.  She pushed the book forward three months at the end and I would’ve like to see the interaction of the characters in those three months, that would’ve been my “happily ever after”.

 

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So, how I ended up meeting Summer is a crazy story!  I wanted to obtain a signed copy of one of her books for someone I knew and realized that she was going to a book signing in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  And as most of you know I live in Indiana; however my brother lives in Miami, so I was like…… “I’m going.”  I sent Summer a message on Facebook right away and made plans from there.   I meet Summer at Wicked Book Weekend 2014 and fell in love with her right away.  She is such a down-to-earth individual who is extremely kind and caring!  She is the best and her books are the icing on the cake.  She writes about such taboo topics!!  I know that no matter what she writes it isn’t going to be a cookie cutter book.  It isn’t going to be the latest trend.  Instead, it is going to be something brilliant in it’s own right.  If you have not read her books, they are a MUST read!!  I hope you love Summer as much as I do!!

 

 

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1. Where do you come up with inspirations for your books?

 

Everywhere, really. I’m inspired by the news, incidents that happen to me personally, places I’ve visited, history, stuff my friends tell me (though I always ask if I can use those stories in my books). All of these things mixed with my own imagination shape the story lines for my novels.

 

 

2. Who was your favorite character to write and why?

 

Honestly, I don’t have a favorite character. I’m fiercely devoted to each one while I’m writing his/her story, but then once that story is complete, it’s easy for me to move on and become emotionally invested in the next. That’s probably why I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a better writer of standalones than series. It’s not that I completely drop my characters from my heart once I’m finished with them, but there are just so many ready and waiting to have their stories told!
 
 
3. You write about controversial topics. What is that like to write about?
 
I never set out to be a writer of controversy. I didn’t start my career thinking that that’s how I wanted to be branded. I just wanted to write compelling stories, and those stories ended up incorporating controversial themes. I never, for a moment, cared at all how Going Under would be perceived. I didn’t care how Good would be perceived either. I just wanted to write stories that affected readers in some way—whether positively or negatively. I don’t think the point of literature is to make a reader feel good—at least not all the time—and I’m much more interested in making a reader think and feel conflicted. (~See this is another reason why I love Summer!!)
 
 
4. How do you deal with criticism for people who do not like what you write about?
 
The great thing about literature is that there’s a lot of it to choose from. I don’t expect everyone to like my work. I don’t expect someone who liked one of my stories to like another, and that’s because each story is unique. I don’t stick with one formula when I write, and I think my fans have come to expect the unexpected from each book I publish. The best thing any author can do with criticism is to ignore it. In fact, it’s wise to stay away from any kind of review of one’s work, whether it’s good or bad.
 
 
5. What is your favorite and least favorite part of being an indie author?
 
Favorite part about being independent is the control I have over my work. Least favorite part would be how small the indie book world really is. It’s hard to reach fans outside of it, and that’s where I think having a far-reaching hand of a major publisher would be incredibly beneficial.
 
 
6. I came to WBW just to meet you and get your books, LOL!! Do you collect books by authors? If so, who is on your book shelf?
 

And you were the sweetest! XO Who’s on my bookshelf? Well, Thomas Hardy, who remains my all-time favorite writer from the Romantic period; David Sedaris; Diana Gabaldon; Shannon Hale; C.S. Lewis; Dan Brown; Sylvia Plath; and a host of others.
 
 
7. What is currently on your To Be Read list!?!?!?
 
Dinesh D’Souza’s America (if I can muster the courage to read it); Diana Gabaldon’s Written In My Own Heart’s Blood (after revisiting the entire Outlander series to remember what’s going on!); We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver; Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore (read about this one in a DAR magazine); and The Hours by Michael Cunningham (my husband’s recommendation).

 

 

Summer is keeping herself busy right now and you can catch her at the book signing in Las Vegas on October 25, 2014.  If you see her there, please send her my love!!  

 

 

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LoveLines

“That’s how I constantly felt, that I lacked the abilities others had to function normally.”

Thirty-one-year-old proofreader Bailey Mitchell is a slave to her tics. She inherited Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder from her father, and it’s done nothing but inhibit her love life. She’s run the gamut of boyfriends–none of them willing or able to cope with her condition.

When she meets 32-year-old Reece Powell, her new coworker at Beach Elite Marketing Firm, everything changes. He falls in love with Bailey just as she is–quirks and all–and she, in turn, opens her life to him. His love seems to change her–to help her better manage her OCD. But when tragedy strikes, she is consumed by the destructive nature of her condition. Reece sees the ugly side, and he’s left with a choice: stay or run. (My Review)

 

 

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Cadence Miller is a good girl. She just happens to make one terrible mistake her junior year in high school which costs her ten months in juvenile detention. Now a senior, she’s lost everything: her best friend, the trust of her parents, driving privileges, Internet access. It’s a lonely existence.

But there is one bright spot: Mark Connelly, her very cute, very off-limits 28-year-old calculus teacher. She falls hard for him–a ridiculous schoolgirl crush headed nowhere. She can’t help it. He’s the only good thing at Crestview High. She doesn’t expect him to reciprocate her feelings. How inappropriate, right? But he does. And he shows her.

And that’s when her life goes from bad to good. (Read Prior to Blogging 5 Stars!!)

 

 

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Their relationship has been exposed, and now their lives are changed forever.

For Cadence Miller, the fast track to adulthood proves intimidating and frustrating. She’s a little girl lost–abandoned by her parents and uncertain of her future. She doesn’t think she “fits” anywhere. She’s eighteen. She wants to be older. And the result is both comical and heartbreaking.

Mark Connelly will do anything to provide Cadence a stable, loving home–to be her protector. But he’s just as broken and lost, and his heart won’t let go of his past so easily. He knows he must share his secret with Cadence. And he hopes his revelation won’t tear them apart. He hopes it will draw them closer, and make their love better. (Read Prior to Blogging 4.5 Stars)

 

 

Going Under

Brooke Wright has only two goals her senior year at Charity Run High School: stay out of trouble and learn to forgive herself for the past. Forgiveness proves elusive, and trouble finds her anyway when she discovers a secret club at school connected to the death of her best friend. She learns that swim team members participate in a “Fantasy Slut League,” scoring points for their sexual acts with unsuspecting girls.

Brooke, wracked with guilt over her friend’s death, decides to infiltrate the league by becoming one of the “unsuspecting girls,” and exact revenge on the boys who stole away her best friend. An unexpected romance complicates her plans, and her dogged pursuit of justice turns her reckless as she underestimates just how far the boys will go to keep their sex club a secret. (Read Prior to Blogging 5+++ Stars!)

 

 

Honeysuckle Love

Clara Greenwich is too young to take on the sole responsibility of caring for herself and her younger sister. She’s just sixteen. She should be focused on school, hanging out with friends, falling in love. Instead, she’s working to pay off the mound of bills her mother left behind when she vanished at the start of the school year. Left alone with her ten-year-old sister, Beatrice, Clara discovers that she is now the parent, the provider, and the responsibilities grow to be more than she can handle.

Complicating matters is senior Evan Morningstar who starts pursuing Clara at the beginning of her junior year. She’s confused by this. Evan is a popular, likeable guy. She describes herself as a nobody—a quiet, intensely shy girl who suffers from social anxiety. She wants love like any teenage girl, but she’s terrified to let Evan get close, to discover her secrets. His gentle persistence wins out, however, and she has no option but to open her heart to him.

When Clara’s responsibilities prove too great, she begins a slow descent into depression, making dangerous choices that threaten her relationships. She can stay trapped in her despair or discover redemption—how to forgive the past and love again.

 

 

Hoodie

Anton Robinson is a black high school senior six weeks shy of graduation. Six weeks shy of freedom. And six weeks shy of never seeing the girl of his dreams again. He’s resigned himself to this, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart, because he knows he has no legitimate reason to initiate a friendship with her. His love interest, Emma Chapman, moves in different circles, is clearly from a world of economic advantage, and just happens to be white. He cannot imagine she would ever be interested in a black boy from the ghetto. But his luck changes when he is paired with her for an end-of-term English assignment, and he hopes to flirt his way into her heart.

Emma never noticed Anton before the start of their project but quickly develops an attraction to him that is undeniable. Spending nearly every day together, they discover surprising similarities and sharp differences between each other that excite them and draw them closer until they embark on a secret romance. They are too afraid of how their friends and family will react, but they recognize the impracticality of keeping their love secret. When they finally go public with their relationship, the consequences are shocking, swift, and life-changing.

 

 

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S. Walden used to teach English before making the best decision of her life by becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Georgia with her very supportive husband who prefers physics textbooks over fiction and has a difficult time understanding why her characters must have personality flaws. She is wary of small children, so she has a Westie instead. She is the USA Today bestselling author of Going Under. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about it.

 

She loves her fans and loves to hear from them. Email her at swaldenauthor@hotmail.com and follow her twitter feed at @swaldenauthor.

 

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So here is a funny story of how I met Kristi Webster.  I started blogging earlier this year and over time I ended up talking to Kristi through Facebook.  At the early stages, I had another person who was supposed to be helping me blog, but then she backed out.  In going through the email accounts, I noticed there were several books that she was supposed to read an hadn’t.  Kristi was one of those authors, LOL.  So I message Kristi and was like…… You wrote a book!  BAHAHAHA!  And what do you know!  I love her books!

 

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1. How long does it take you to write a book from beginning to end?
 
Typically it takes me anywhere from two to four weeks to write a book.  In a perfect world, free of every day distractions and responsibilities, I could probably complete them even sooner!
 
2. How do you pick what your hot men look like? From a picture, your imagination, someone you know?!?!
 
Ummmmmmm, most definitely NOT from anyone I know. Nobody I know has abs you could bounce quarters off of. Most of my “manspiration” comes from my Google searches of hot, sexy guys. This “research” consumes a good portion of my day—but I’m dedicated to my job and persevere.
 
3. Who are your favorite authors?
 
My favorite authors are Ella Fox and Pepper Winters. I enjoy the absolute, dirty, sexy steam that Ella brings. Pepper brings the dark, poetic, element that I love. Those two rock my world and I’d one click anything they put out without ever needing to read the synopsis.
 
4. What books have influenced you the most?
 
Honestly, Ella Fox’s Hart Family series is the style I love and hope that my own books are similar to. In those books, I love how there’s a great story line with lots of love, drama, angst, suspense, and of course my all time favorite—sex. And lots of it!
 
5. Do real life people influence your characters?
 
Real life people do influence my characters. You can’t help but pick up on mannerisms of certain people and inject that into your characters. My husband cusses a lot and so do my manly beefcake book boyfriends. Oftentimes, the main female characters will exhibit certain traits within my own self.
 
6. Who was your favorite character to write and why?
 
My favorite character to write was Sidney Hunter in Apartment 2B. The poor girl went through hell and back due to many years of abuse at the hands of her mother. When she finally was able to be a part of the real world and stand on her own two feet, she struggled daily on finding a way to fit in and be normal. Her obsession with Patrick Swayze and her daily girly infatuations with Liam and then Lane were fun to write. Everyone that met her pretty much fell in love with her and wanted to protect her—even the readers!
 
7. How long have you been writing?
 
I started writing the first part of November in 2013. Eight months later and I’m still loving every minute of it!
 
8. What are your favorite and least favorite parts of being an indie author?
 
Being the control freak that I am, I love having my hands in every part of the process from writing to hitting the publish button. One of my very favorite parts is marketing myself and creating relationships with my readers. It blows my mind when I get messages from someone that enjoyed my story. I instantly think, “Eek! New best friend!!” **Shhhh, nobody knows I’m a stalker yet—so let’s keep that between us**
 
My least favorite part is trying to juggle all of it at once. It’s tricky being the writer, the cover designer, the marketing professional, the saleswoman, the social media guru, the mailwoman, the bookkeeper, etc. all at the exact same time. I feel like my candle burns at both ends at times. I’m constantly forgetting to do things and my head constantly spins. And my very least favorite part of all is the drama that dances around in our community. My husband nailed it right on the head when he said, “These people write drama all day in their books. How can you not expect for some of that to bleed onto their real lives?” I just keep my head up and my nose out of it.
 

 

What’s Next from K. Webster?!?!?
 
My newest book is called Love and Law.

 

Love and Law

 

Here is the synopsis:
Maya Simpson is one of Detroit PD’s finest. She’s tough, hardened, and doesn’t take crap from anyone. When her father was killed before her eyes as a young girl, Maya made it her life’s mission to hunt down the man responsible. Everything’s going great until she’s put undercover… Ben “Pac” Cartwright is a good guy. He takes care of his grandmother and has a successful online business. When Ben was a young boy, his parents were taken from him in an accident which made him grow up far too fast. A stranger comes into his life not long after his parent’s death and draws him into a dark world that he continues to be a part of to this day—unbeknownst to his poor grandmother. Ben is intimidating yet quiet to all that know him on the dark side of his life. No one crosses him without paying a price. When Maya strolls onto the scene, she gives him a good run for his money and breaks through his tough exterior almost immediately. Even though sparks fly, Maya knows she can’t fall for someone she’s trying to bring down. Unfortunately, her heart doesn’t listen and she begins to forget the real reason she is undercover. Will she choose love or the law?

 

 

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Broken (Breaking the Rules Book 1)

Andi has the perfect life. She is about to graduate with an Architecture degree and marry her-All American baseball star-fiancé. When she catches him in bed with another woman, her world is turned upside down. Left to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, she takes on a new persona—a promiscuous one. This new role protects her heart from ever being broken again.
Andi now lives by a set of rules. The game? Sex with a new pawn every weekend. Every Friday, she sets her sight on a new sexy, successful man to play along—no strings attached, please. When Monday rolls around, she kicks them to the curb and moves on. It has helped her get through the pain of her past—that is, until she meets Jackson.
The mysterious Jackson is excited to play her game. He too has had his heart broken in the past and isn’t looking for a repeat. Eventually, hearts get involved and Andi wonders if the game is still worth playing. Will she look for a new pawn or will she break the rules with Jackson?
 

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Apartment 2B

Sidney has a rough life. Her mom is incredibly abusive both mentally and physically. One day, she’s awarded the escape she’s always wanted and thrust into a world she barely understands. Each day is a struggle to feel human and not terrified of everything around her.

Sidney has rules. Routines. Structure. It’s the only way she can cope.

When a handsome, yet mysterious stranger inserts himself into her life, Sidney begins to come apart at the seams. She’s having trouble sticking to her habits and it’s threatening to shred any hope of a normal life to pieces.
Will this stranger help her in ways no other person can, or will things get worse for her?

He comes with his own set of problems and secrets he’s unwilling to share. Will they work together through the mess of their pasts or will they get caught up enabling each other? Will their toxic relationship ultimately be destined for demise? (My Review)

 

 

Rock Country (The Vegas Aces Series Book 1)

Bobby and June were the best of friends as kids. For two years they spent every waking moment together. And just as they started realizing they had potential to be more, Bobby was unexpectedly uprooted to Las Vegas.

Fast forward fifteen years.

Bobby is now a guitar hero of a very successful rock band. June is wasting away, working at a local diner, and married to an abusive man. Devastating events send Bobby back to Texas to deal with some unsettled issues. When he runs into June, she’s all grown up. No longer that blonde haired, pig-tailed little girl—now she’s the Queen of the South with tanned legs, sexy curves, and more beauty than all the groupies combined. Problem is, June is a shell of her former self—that is, until—Bobby brings the spark back into her life.

What happens when a typical bad boy rocker comes across a sad country song? Why, you get the sweet sound of Rock Country.

***No cliffhanger*** This book is for mature readers only. Can be read as a standalone.  (My Review)

 

Love and Law

Maya Simpson is one of Detroit PD’s finest. She’s tough, hardened, and doesn’t take crap from anyone. When her father was killed before her eyes as a young girl, Maya made it her life’s mission to hunt down the man responsible. Everything’s going great until she’s put undercover…

Ben “Pac” Cartwright is a good guy. He takes care of his grandmother and has a successful online business. When Ben was a young boy, his parents were taken from him in an accident which made him grow up far too fast. A stranger comes into his life not long after his parent’s death and draws him into a dark world that he continues to be a part of to this day—unbeknownst to his poor grandmother.

Ben is intimidating yet quiet to all that know him on the dark side of his life. No one crosses him without paying a price. When Maya strolls onto the scene, she gives him a good run for his money and breaks through his tough exterior almost immediately. Even though sparks fly, Maya knows she can’t fall for someone she’s trying to bring down. Unfortunately, her heart doesn’t listen and she begins to forget the real reason she is undercover.

Will she choose love or the law? (My Review)

 

K websterAuthor Bio:

I love my husband of 11 years and sweet kids. My passions include reading, writing, graphic design, and shopping! I absolutely love social media and the power of how it connects people all over the world. You can usually find me easily on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!

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Apartment 2B

 

 

 

Apartment 2B 

By:  K. Webster

 

 

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Sidney has a rough life. Her mom is incredibly abusive both mentally and physically. One day, she’s awarded the escape she’s always wanted and thrust into a world she barely understands. Each day is a struggle to feel human and not terrified of everything around her. 

Sidney has rules. Routines. Structure. It’s the only way she can cope. 

When a handsome, yet mysterious stranger inserts himself into her life, Sidney begins to come apart at the seams. She’s having trouble sticking to her habits and it’s threatening to shred any hope of a normal life to pieces. 
Will this stranger help her in ways no other person can, or will things get worse for her? 

He comes with his own set of problems and secrets he’s unwilling to share. Will they work together through the mess of their pasts or will they get caught up enabling each other? Will their toxic relationship ultimately be destined for demise?

 

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First, I want to say that I love K. Webster’s books and didn’t realize that this book was a paranormal romance book until I had started it.  When it comes to Kristi’s books, I just pick them up because I know that I will love them.  This book was GREAT!!!

 

Sidney has had a horrible childhood and for the first time in her life she is free.  But she doesn’t have a job, a place to stay or anything.  So she accepts an ad in the paper for someone to care for an elderly lady and get an apartment as part of her pay.

 

As Sidney become acquainted with her new life, she is attempting to tolerate being around people.  She ends up meeting her neighbor Liam as he comes to her rescue one day against a creepy neighbor.  Slowly Liam gets Sidney to open up and start to become comfortable with herself.  He respects her boundaries and allows her to watch as many Patrick Swayze movies as she wants.  However, one night Liam tells her that he is leaving and he vanishes into thin air.  Upon beating on Liam’s apartment door, she meets Liam’s twin brother Lane.

 

The two of them embark on a gut wrenching journey together as they attempt to understand the past few months of Sidney’s life.

 

This book was an emotional journey for me as well.  I started reading it when I was helping a friend move and when I conned my sister into helping us……… she joined me in reading this book……out loud…… in the car…… while moving.  Neither one of us wanted to put the book down as we both had to know what was going on!  Our emotions were all over the place.  Laughing, pissed, shocked, sad……. It was never ending.

 

I don’t want to give away anything but I felt as though it was a good paranormal romance book.  Go read it!  I didn’t regret it and I don’t think you will either!!

 

Rating 4.5 Stars

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Love and Law

By:  K. Webster

 

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 Maya Simpson is one of Detroit PD’s finest. She’s tough, hardened, and doesn’t take crap from anyone. When her father was killed before her eyes as a young girl, Maya made it her life’s mission to hunt down the man responsible. Everything’s going great until she’s put undercover… 

Ben “Pac” Cartwright is a good guy. He takes care of his grandmother and has a successful online business. When Ben was a young boy, his parents were taken from him in an accident which made him grow up far too fast. A stranger comes into his life not long after his parent’s death and draws him into a dark world that he continues to be a part of to this day—unbeknownst to his poor grandmother. 

Ben is intimidating yet quiet to all that know him on the dark side of his life. No one crosses him without paying a price. When Maya strolls onto the scene, she gives him a good run for his money and breaks through his tough exterior almost immediately. Even though sparks fly, Maya knows she can’t fall for someone she’s trying to bring down. Unfortunately, her heart doesn’t listen and she begins to forget the real reason she is undercover. 

Will she choose love or the law? 

 

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As a child, Maya heard her father being murdered and vowed to kill the man who killed him.  She then became and prominent detective for the Detroit Police Department.  Her boss then decides to send her undercover where she meets Ben/PAC.

The two of them have instant chemistry that is out of this world.  But she’s a cop and he’s a dealer.  Only he doesn’t know she’s a cop.  But Ben is great at reading people and he knows that she is hiding something and he is bound and determined to figure Maya out.

This book joined me as I was headed to the hospital to get surgery and I wasn’t ready for my surgery because I wanted to keep reading this book.  The chemistry between Ben and Maya had me consistently going back for more.  (I would answer questions to the nurse and go back to reading.  Answer questions to the anesthesiologist and then more reading LOL).  The two instantly realized that they wanted to be honest with each other.  That they want to protect each other.  That they were both willing to do whatever it took to be together!!

When the end of the book came, I wanted it to be longer.  I wanted more of their story and I’m sure you will too!

Rating: 4 Stars

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Rock Country

By: K Webster

 

 

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Bobby and June were the best of friends as kids. For two years they spent every waking moment together. And just as they started realizing they had potential to be more, Bobby was unexpectedly uprooted to Las Vegas. 

Fast forward fifteen years. 

Bobby is now a guitar hero of a very successful rock band. June is wasting away, working at a local diner, and married to an abusive man. Devastating events send Bobby back to Texas to deal with some unsettled issues. When he runs into June, she’s all grown up. No longer that blonde haired, pig-tailed little girl—now she’s the Queen of the South with tanned legs, sexy curves, and more beauty than all the groupies combined. Problem is, June is a shell of her former self—that is, until—Bobby brings the spark back into her life. 

What happens when a typical bad boy rocker comes across a sad country song? Why, you get the sweet sound of Rock Country. 

 

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Rock County was one fast moving, fun book about two kids who never forgot about each other no matter where they went in life.  They were forced apart due to moving, but always hoped they would see each other again.  Bobby ended up becoming a rock star that travels home to connect with his dying father.  Upon finding his dad, he finds his June Bug again.  June ended up marrying her high school sweetheart who was a sleazy, abusive scumbag who she was in the process of divorcing.  This book was a sweet story about love, forgiveness , family and friendship.  There was even some taking names and kicking butt in this book.  And I must say, I was rooting some of it on!!!  I enjoyed the book; however I felt as though it moved a little too fast for me.  I do recommend having Kleenex on hand though when you read this book.

 

Rating: 4 stars 

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