Raine #PreOrder Is LIVE & WIN $100 GC

CONTEST CLOSED:

cherry coo**8** at yahoo… CONGRATS <3 Stay tuned for another contest starting soon <3

The baby is coming!! And we’re at the end of this series. **sobs** But don’t worry. New characters have arrived in this one and their story will be told later this year. It’s tough to say it’s the end, but on to new beginnings <3 Thank you for following Kallie and Hank as their story grew. I hope I’ve given them the life they deserve.

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Well, Smoky Mountain Raine, book three in my Smoky Mountain Escapes series is almost here. Hooray! I know it’s been a long time coming and I hope all of you will like it. **bites nails** You’ll meet new characters and enjoy a bonus peek into their lives at the end of Raine. Hope it’s been worth the wait 🙂 As a token of my appreciation for your patience (2 long years) and adoration (because you ROCK), I’m offering one lucky reader  a chance (chosen by Rafflecopter) to receive a $100 GC for being such AWESOME fans. There are only a FEW tasks to do and no major hoops.

ENTER HERE: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/ea4d771515/

****BONUS POINTS: EMAIL ME A SCREENSHOT OF YOUR PREORDER AT madisonsevier9 at gmail.com and get 20 extra entries.

Here’s a bit about Smoky Mountain Raine:

Kallie and Hank are all set and ready to have their baby in a few weeks. However, Hank needs to go on a research trip with their longtime friend and firefighter, Mitch Larke. While Hank is higher up in the mountains with Mitch, the unthinkable happens– A fierce storm with gusty winds reignites the smoldering embers at the Chimney Tops. Kallie is stuck at home alone with no way to escape the fires roaring across the Smokies. Will he and Mitch get away from the Chimney Tops in time? Will Hank make it home to save his wife and unborn child from the fires roaring through their mountain home? It’ll take more than a miracle to save them this time.  

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Hope you enjoy Kallie and Hank’s final book <3

XOXOX,

Madison

 

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Awesome F*cking #Giveaway

Just a quick note to let you know about this week’s #FlashFuntime ♡ Head on over to my profile: Madison Sevier to enter. Easy peasy stuff. Aside from the Awesome F*cking Patterns adult coloring book, you know I’ll be throwing some surprises in with it. One lucky winner chosen by Mr. Random this Thursday ♡

Oh… and stay tuned. The new Smoky Mountain Escapes covers along with the cover for Smoky Mountain Raine will be revealed soon. Be prepared to fall in love all over again with Kallie and Hank as they reach the end of Kallie’s pregnancy. She’s had a rocky ride with a lot of changes and it’s not over yet. Prepare to read HOT scenes. Let’s face it, pregnant sex is great sex and Kallie has been having as much as she can. It’s nothing to shy away from. Let’s keep it real, right? 

 Plus, new characters are on the scene. I have a feeling things are heating up for these two friends of Kallie and Hank. Mitch and Lorinda Larke have a long way to go, but with a hunky, firefighter husband, hopefully Rinny will come around. I can’t wait for you to meet their son, Dixon. He’s a precocious five year old who’s smart and witty.Just enough to keep all of these adults on their toes.

You’re getting some bonus content about Mitch and Lorinda in this book… and yes, they’ll have their own series. Yay!

Don’t forget to grab your free copies of Anything You Want and The Librarian. These two reads are part of my River Jewel Resort series and I know we could all use an escape right now.


Link:  Amazon

Stay tuned for preorder links for:

Smoky Mountain Raine, Smoky Mountain Escapes 3

Tex, Asphalt Cowboys 3

(Which is crossing over into a NEW sexy series coming soon)

Frosting & Friction

(A new scrumptious erotica novella) ♡

That’s all for now ♡

Happy Reading!

XOXO,

Madison

 

#NewRelease Her Dark Past (A Corde Noire Novel) by Alexandrea Weis

Brynn Adler is a writer with a unique ability—everywhere she goes, images of the past haunt her.
After taking over the estate of her murdered ex-husband, Nathan Cole, Brynn is at the center of a mystery. A mystery the ruthless members of the Corde Noire Society want solved. Sent to discover Brynn’s secret, Declan Corinth plans to arouse her former submissive ways. There’s just one problem … he knows nothing about being a Dom. If Declan doesn’t get what the Corde Noire requires, Brynn Adler could become its next victim. Can he win her trust in time? The clock is ticking.
To uncover the past, embrace the darkness.

On sale for 99 cents:

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#NewRelease Blurred Reality by Megan Slayer

Blurred Reality
By Megan Slayer
A Dallas Fire and Rescue Kindle World Story

Contemporary
Novella
M/M, Anal Sex, Masturbation
Cover art by WZDesigns
Edited by Kris Jacen

When the band takes a hiatus, the boys will play…
When Jacen Goodwin’s band, Disaster Transport, crashed in Dallas and ended up at the Nathalia Hotel, he never expected to find his heart’s desire. He wants to stay in his adopted home city, but he loves the roar of the crowd as well as their adoration. Can the star drummer step away from the buzz of fame long enough to grab what he needs with both hands or will the lure of the crowd be too much?
Matt Walker knew from the moment he got involved with Jacen that their relationship was temporary. Jacen’s a celebrity and he holds the position of the sexiest eligible bachelor of the band. Even if Matt saw a future for him and Jacen, the odds aren’t in their favor. But he can hope, right? He’s been head over heels in love with Jacen since the moment they met.
Can these two opposites make a go of their fledgling relationship or will celebrity and the challenges of fame keep them apart?
Available for Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZB96WU/

Now for an excerpt:
©MeganSlayer, 2017, All Rights Reserved
Matt busied himself with straightening the counter space and trying not to watch Jacen. Fuck. How could he not? The man featured in his dreams and had become his favorite spank bank material. He swept his gaze over Jacen. The denim shorts hugged his hips and accentuated the strength in his legs. Jacen rubbed the back of his neck with his fingers and flexed his upper body.
Jesus. Was Jacen trying to turn him on? If so, he’d accomplished his mission. Matt plopped onto the stool and pressed his knees together. Blood rushed to his cock and his mouth watered. Just a few touches. Kisses. He didn’t want much. Really.
“Mother fucker.” Jacen whipped around and held his phone in a white-knuckled grasp as he strode back to the desk. “He’s a piece of shit. Where are those peas?”
Matt offered up the bag. “Whoever it is, I hope you lit into him.” He shut the laptop down, then moved the device to the lower portion of the counter. “Better pick up your key before you forget.” He slid the card across to Jacen. “Have a good night…well, a better one than you’ve had so far.”
“Huh?” Jacen glared at Matt and plunked the bag back onto his bruise. “Are you here all night? I thought Cady hired on people to work the desk so you and her weren’t stuck.”
“She did, but this is my night. I have to earn my keep somehow.” He grinned to hide his displeasure. “I can’t feed my music and running habits without some source of income.”
Jacen tucked his phone into his pocket and lingered at the counter. “Want some company? I came here to work on music, yeah, but that wasn’t the only reason.” He offered up the bag. “I’ve melted this.”
“I’ll stick it back in the freezer. No problem.” He gripped the melting frozen food. “Stick around a moment in case anyone comes in and I’ll put it back.” He left Jacen alone long enough to put the peas in the fridge. He’d probably make them for lunch the next day instead of wasting them. When he returned, Jacen had rounded the counter.
“All good?” Jacen asked.
“I’ve got lunch for tomorrow.” He tensed. “Thanks for holding down the fort.” He expected Jacen to leave, but instead, he crept closer to Matt.
“I didn’t just return for Rory and the music. I came here for you, too.”
“Me?” He frowned. “What?” He had to be hearing Jacen wrong. No way Jacen meant that.
“Uh, yeah. You.”

About the Author:
Megan Slayer, aka Wendi Zwaduk, is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and BDSM themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been the runner up in the Kink Category at Love Romances Café as well as nominated at the LRC for best author, best contemporary, best ménage and best anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on Amazon.com.
When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice. Find out more about Megan and Wendi at: http://wendizwaduk.com/indexMegan.htm
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Get #MuggedByMadison 2016 #UglyCupContest

It’s that time of year again! The #RedCups are back at Starbucks. Let the holidays begin! That also means it’s time for the 2nd Annual Ugly Christmas Cup contest. What kind of Coffee Queen would I be if I didn’t offer awesome coffee prizes? No book purchase or review required. Just some awesome and crafty fun <3
First, let me remind all of you how this began. Last year, there was a HUGE uproar over the “ugly red cups” that was so insane and went global. So, my idea was to make them resemble ugly (or not) Christmas scenes. Sort of like an ugly sweater contest. Here’s a link to some of last year’s entries and also to the prize. One lucky winner was #MuggedByMadison.
https://www.facebook.com/madisonsevier12/posts/974299769380858

This year, we’re doing it again. Here are the details and the rules:
PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO EACH ONE:
1.) Get your red cup from Starbucks. Even if you only order a sandwich or a cake pop, you can ask them for a cup. They’ll give it to you. Tell them what it’s for if you’d like.
2.) Decorate your cup. Be flashy, be bold, be sweet, be dark. It’s up to YOU. Just have fun with it.
3.) VERY IMPORTANT: Private message me the photo of your cup or email it to me at madisonsevier9 at gmail dot com with “UGLY CUP CONTEST” as the subject.
4.) To get as many votes as possible. You’ll be asked to share and tweet the link using #UglyCupContest #MuggedByMadison @MadisonSevier. You’ll want everyone to see the cups, right?

Disclaimer/Note: If your children are helping you design and decorate the cups…Do NOT let them use the hot glue gun. I’m not responsible for that. Please use caution. This is for fun and I’d hate to see anyone get hurt. If at all possible, use tacky glue or school glue.

**This will be a blind vote. Each photo will be given a number. Voters will “like” or comment on my website @ www.madisonsevier.com with the one they like the best.

ALL photos must be sent privately. (If we aren’t Facebook friends, please friend request me so that I can receive your photo.)

Contest begins: November 12, 2016. Please refrain from posting a status saying which photo is yours. We don’t want a popularity contest. That’s why this will be a blind vote. (Thank you). We want this to be fair for everyone. ENTRIES must be received no later than November 30, 2016. Voting begins December 1, 2016. Contest ends: December 12, 2016 at midnight EST. WINNER will the photo with the most votes. Winner will be notified by email and/or Facebook. WINNER will receive either A.) A Starbucks Christmas mug or Tumblr OR B.) A Starbucks gift card of equal value. Open Internationally. In the event of an international winner, that winner will automatically receive the Starbucks GC. 2nd prize, a Starbucks GC of $10 and 3rd prize, a Starbucks GC of $5.

Paper cups (red cups) only.
This contest is only affiliated with Madison Sevier, Author. Starbucks, Facebook and/or no other third party is affiliated with or responsible for the prize. That is the sole responsibility of Madison Sevier, Author.


HAVE FUN! I can’t wait to see how these new cups inspire your designs.
And I’m so excited to see who gets #MuggedByMadison this year <3

Have Fun and Talk To You Soon!
XOXOXO,
Madison Sevier

#Renegade Contests and Goodies

Hello, Romance Readers <3

We’ve got a few things happening for you right now. These contests are open up until the night of the party on April 12th. Yes, Renegade releases on April 5th, but we’re giving you plenty of time to read Mason and Savannah’s story before it’s party time:) There are details inside the book you’ll need to know for a few giveaways. Just click on the links throughout the post for all of the details.

Please Join The Renegade Release Party

First up: PreOrder Contest #1 (For a chance to win a $50 GC and a Vera Bradley Laptop Cover)

                  PreOrder Contest #2 (For a chance to win “Toys In The Bag”–a cute bustier bag filled with toys for your and/or his pleasure. And a bottle of blue raspberry, warming massage oil.)

PreOrder Contest #3 (A chance to win a Renegade coffee mug)

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Please Add Renegade to Your Goodreads Shelf

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Please Check Out This First Excerpt From Renegade

Blurb:

The Road Is His Future…

Longtime steel hauler, Mason Kaine, a.k.a. Renegade, only needed a few things to be happy. The whisper of his tires on that long ribbon of highway in front of him, money and a life with no complications. Being an Asphalt Cowboy means long, lonely hours on the road, dedication to the job and going wherever the loads are needed. Mason liked it that way. Meeting a feisty blonde whose allure is more potent than the finest Kentucky bourbon was not on his itinerary. He knows he should just walk away and leave the woman to deal with whatever mess she’s in. But can he really just leave her alone and injured at a truck stop when he knows she’s in way over her head?

She’s Running From Her Past…

Savannah Somers has been on the run and in hiding for more than four years. Working at a truck stop hundreds of miles from her former life, she’s been able to blend in and stay safe. That is, until two people from the world she left behind and Mason Kaine walk into her new life on the same day. With her past chomping at her heels and Mason Kaine’s scorching sex appeal, Savannah finds herself on a path with twice the danger and more than just her life at risk.

Can Savannah find the safety she’s always needed…in the arms of a man like Renegade?

Will Mason be able to save Savannah without finding himself chained to a lifetime of complications?

It’ll take more than one hot load to find out if they’ll make it together…for the long haul.

**Asphalt Cowboys Do It With Straps & Chains**

Hope to see you at the party and I’m sending truckloads of luck your way!

XOXOX,

Madison

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#PreOrder & Excerpt : RENEGADE, Asphalt Cowboys 1

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***Warning: If scenes of a violent nature are triggers for you, please do not read any further. Another excerpt will be posted soon.***

Twenty-three Years Ago–Northwestern Ohio

 

“Come back here, ya lil’ bastard! Yer’ no better than that whore y’all call mama!”

The young man watched as his furious, drunken father tore with crazed determination across the expanse of the backyard, intent on catching his younger brother. The long stitch in his hand said more about their father than any words possibly could. That piece of the weeping willow tree was only one of the ways their dear old dad punished all of them.

His mama, long gone from the cancer that mercilessly ate through her already abused and battered body, came on fast and hard, taking her in a short six months. But it wasn’t soon enough for her husband. He repeatedly beat her for having the nerve to get sick and cost him even more of his drinking money.

“Wasn’t it bad enough that you had those two brats? Worthless as tits on a boar! All of ya!”

His words were always emphasized by the crack of whatever he could get his hands on and using it to smack, spank, club or whip all of them with seemed to bring him immense satisfaction. In the wee hours of pre-dawn, the house would finally fall silent except for the annoying sound of snoring coming from their father’s recline in the living room of their dilapidated and crumbling farmhouse. Each night he’d prayed that the booze or God or some other stroke of karma would kill the old asshole, but the unfortunate sound of his disgusting sperm donor’s breathing night after night told him the man would never die. They’d never be free of his clutches.

His mother, however, took her last breath on his twelfth birthday. While his father was off drinking in a bar, the brothers had held her until a kind neighbor who came to check on them each day, found them draped across her lifeless body and sobbing. It took the strength of the neighbor lady and her husband to pry them away from their beloved mama. Each of them begging to go with her—begging not to be left alone with the monster they were forced to have as their dad.

Five years later, the older of the two boys knew the asshole wouldn’t stop his terrorizing behavior. Ever. He’d be damned if he was going to get his hands on his young sibling again. Just shy of eighteen, he knew he was his brother’s only hope and he took matters into his own hands. Grabbing the flathead shovel that stood propped against the garage, he took off after them knowing only the two of them would survive or their father would. Either way, they’d finally be free of his drunken clutches.

“Leave him alone! Why don’t you come at me, dick? Take on me!”

“Oh, big guy has a shovel. I’m shakin’.” His father took a swig from the whiskey flask he always had in one hand. “Fuck you, you little prick. Think because you’re almost an adult you’ve got balls all-a-sudden? You’ll never have the balls to leave here. You’re just like your mama; weak. Weak and pathetic.”

His father’s breath was hot and nauseating. It reeked of the sour booze and beer mixture that he always drank. The young man fought the urge to spit in the abusive drunkard’s face. The wobbling man poked him in the chest with a nicotine stained finger, jamming it with each word.

“Ya think yer’ better ‘an me, boy? Think I’m a monster? We’re all monsters on the inside. You’ll do quick to learn that, son. You ain’t shit. It’s about time you get that through that rock solid head of yours. I own you. I own him. I will beat that into your stupid, skinny asses if it’s the last thing I ever do. Now, go home and mind your own fucking business, punk. I’ll deal with you later.”

The seventeen-year-old kid watched as his father began to unbuckle his trouser belt, strutting towards where the boy was hiding in some brush. Another whipping would come with the long leather strap to whatever body part was within his clammy reach. But he watched as his father’s belt flew out of his hands and landed in a clump, causing a small cloud of dust to rise on the narrow, dirt path. He stood, frozen for a moment in horror as the man shoved his filthy pants to his ankles, bent down and pulled his screaming and screeching youngest son by the pantlegs out of the weeds. On some level, the older of the boys knew his father had reached a level of depravity that had not yet been reached in the past. Absolute terror was about to befall his small, wiry twelve-year-old brother and with silent swiftness, he charged at the drunken, disgusting man.

One loud whack of the shovel to the back of the asshole’s head and it was over. The monster never saw it coming. He’d never hurt anyone again. He hadn’t been able to save his mother, but he hoped she’d somehow see that he’d had no choice. If he had known something so sinister had been happening, he’d have taken care of the dick a lot sooner. From then on, he knew he’d always save his brother. They were all each other had.

As he stood over his father’s lifeless body, Mason knew he’d never truly be free of the man. He had his blood in his veins and on his hands. Was it even possible for someone to get away from something like that? He wasn’t sure. But Mason knew he’d spend the rest of his life running if he had to.

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Release Date: 4-5-16

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Renegade Release Party Link with Preorder Contest Post: 

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RENEGADE, ASPHALT COWBOYS, 1 #PreOrder

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First in a new sexy and exciting series!
Delivers to your ereader on 4-5-16.
Preorder price is just 99 pennies for a limited time!

The Road Is His Future…

Longtime steel hauler, Mason Kaine, a.k.a. Renegade only needed a few things to be happy; the whisper of his tires on that long ribbon of highway in front of him, money and a life with no complications. Being an Asphalt Cowboy means long, lonely hours on the road, dedication to the job and going wherever the loads are needed. Mason liked it that way. Meeting a feisty blonde whose allure is more potent than the finest Kentucky bourbon was not on his itinerary. He knows he should just walk away and leave the woman to deal with whatever mess she’s in. But can he really just leave her alone and injured at a truck stop when he knows she’s in way over her head?

She’s Running From Her Past…

Savannah Somers has been on the run and in hiding for more than four years. Working at a truck stop hundreds of miles from her former life, she’s been able to blend in and stay safe. That is, until two people from her old life and Mason Kaine walk into her new life on the same day. With her past chomping at her heels and Mason Kaine’s scorching sex appeal, Savannah finds herself on a path with twice the danger and more than just her life at risk.

Can Savannah find the safety she’s always needed…in the arms of a man like Renegade?

Will Mason be able to save Savannah without finding himself chained to a lifetime of complications?

It’ll take more than one hot load to find out if they’ll make it together…for the long haul.

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#NewRelease: Guarding Gemini by H.A. Fortman

Hope all of you have had a wonderful holiday and I’m pretty sure you’re all looking for that next great read to give to your starving Kindle. Look no further. Your mission…should you choose to accept it…is to get busy with Guarding Gemini by H.A. Fortman.

Blurb:

How much can one woman take? Her mother is gone, her father has moved out, and now her car has chugged its last mile. Carol Denise Mithuna, whom everyone called her Denise, was at the end of her rope. What might have been the final straw, was actually a blessing in disguise! Working as a Meter Maid wasn’t her dream job, but when she crashes – quite literally – into two men, her life is turned upside down and rockets into outer space!

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Raven and his identical twin brother, Hawk, are content with their lot in life. They’re in charge of communications and work in the security department for the UGS Constellation, when their lives are sent through an upheaval that will change everything. They’re sent to rescue the UGS Second in Command, Tracker, after they lose contact with him for over twenty-four hours. What they’ll discover on their mission is something completely different, and wholly delicious.

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Together, the three of them set out to solve a mystery that will bring them to new discoveries, dangerous situations, and deadly consequences. The least of which is Timuit, the scourge of the United Galactic Securities, who is sent to the Constellation to assist in the investigation of illegal clones, murder, and intrigue.

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Happy Reading! Be sure to stop back here and let me know what you think of this third installment of the UGS Constellations Series.

If you need to read the first two books in this phenomenal series, you can find them at all online retail outlets.

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Thanks so much for stopping by.

XOXOXO,

Madison

#Review : Romancing The Sweet Side (An Anthology to Benefit One Way Farm Charity)

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These days, I find it more and more difficult to review a lot of the books I read. However, this one was an absolute pleasure to read and review.

Some people will say that an author should never review books. I disagree. In fact, I disagree with a lot of things people say that I shouldn’t (we shouldn’t do). But that’s another story. This anthology has quite a few stories from some friends of mine. But that doesn’t stop me from reading and reviewing them objectively  (AS A READER. I left my inner editor on the shelf as much as I could). The written word is important to me and as a reader first, it is my duty to share the books I love with all of you. Today, I’m sharing my honest opinions about Romancing The Sweet Side .

Personally, it didn’t matter to me that these sweet stories were written by erotic romance authors. However, I do have to say that it was fun to see where each of them went. I know it is never easy to step outside of a comfort zone. For most of these authors, it seemed to come naturally and I was able to fall into their worlds. 

Let’s begin with the story I found to be the most enjoyable and go from there.

Sweet In His Arms is a neat, tidy and completely engrossing m/m story created by Megan Slayer. I’ve followed Megan’s work for quite a while and I must say, she did not disappoint with this short and savory PG-13 delight. Check out the blurb for Sweet In His Arms:

Ryan Dane always knew where his heart was–in racing. He loves the sights, smells and sounds of the race and cars. He’s also sure about his sexuality, but the one man he’s always crushed on hasn’t been interested.
Until now.
Gage Bell considered Ryan the one that got away–except he never pursued Ryan in the first place. He’s done trying to ignore the way Ryan makes him feel, and an incident on the track has given him the right incentive to find the sweetness he’s always known was in Ryan’s arms–if Ryan will give him an inch and let him take the wheel.
Gage is ready to rub the right man.

We’ve all been there, right? I mean regardless of sexual or gender identification, we’ve all wanted someone who seemed out of our league. Well, the twist in this is lovely and I found myself rooting for these two until the end. Megan has woven an endearing tale that left me excited to read more featuring Ryan and Gage. Her story (for me) was the easiest in the anthology to follow because I understood the lingo, I know a lot about the careers of these men and I could see myself in this story as it unfolded. Though it was m/m…it could easily have been m/f or f/f. When Megan writes, I never see gender. I only see the love she creates between her characters. Within her writing, there are no boundaries. 

I absolutely LOVED this story! Dirt track racing, HOT…HAWT men and perfect layers and descriptions throughout the tale. I found no errors or anything to draw me away from the story. It flowed easily and brought us to the edge of what could be possible in the future without any gaps or lags in plot. Megan Slayer knows how to write a great story and her genre flexibility shines in Sweet In His Arms! 

Encore by Cheryl Dragon:

Back in town to raise money for the group home that saved her life, Jenna isn’t interested in dredging up the past or re-kindling things with her ex, Sam. She and her band achieved modest success and continue to tour, but life on the road is getting old.

High school sweethearts Sam and Jenna met while in the foster system. With friends, they formed a band, but Sam grew addicted to the vices of life on the road. Years later, he’s changed his ways but never got over his first love.

Cheryl Dragon has given us a sweet story about growing up, moving on and second chances. To me, this story was adorable and packed with emotion and feelings that made it easy to see myself in each of the main characters’ shoes. I couldn’t pick a side. Even though I found myself irritated with Jenna on occasion, I was still wanting the story to go the way I wanted it to go. But…let me tell you…I wanted to grab her by the shoulders and shake her. (That’s all I’m saying). Overall, I loved this small tale and I hope to see more stories with this cast of characters in the future. 

Cherish Tomorrow  Live Today by Trinity Blacio:

Betsy is done with men. She’s ready to relax and enjoy her new freedom. She wasn’t looking to start over.
Gage, alpha of his pack and a man who gets what he wants, knows Betsy is his. Nothing will keep him from claiming her, except for those who wish her dead.

I love Trinity’s work and I absolutely love the fact that she came up with the idea for this anthology. Her heart is absolutely as big as her imagination. Cherish Tomorrow Live Today was a nice story. However, quite often I found myself angry at Betsy in the beginning. She was too hard on herself, too scared to transform and enjoy her new life. I found myself feeling so bad for her that I often couldn’t stop thinking about all she’d been through and it distracted me. I loved seeing where Trinity twisted and turned this story. I hope that Betsy truly enjoys her new life. 

Overall, I liked this story because I could feel Betsy’s pain and stress. Trinity did a great job of making her character as flawed as she could. I appreciate that. If a story doesn’t evoke an emotional response for the reader, what’s the point? Trinity definitely got my attention and now I want more. Get to writing, girlfriend!

Second Chancers Club by Dawn Montgomery:

Melanie McHugh had fought for her freedom from an abusive ex-husband who’d run her ranch into the ground. The last thing she needed was to fall in love. And definitely not with the man who’d helped her rebuild the pieces of her life from the ground up.
Jake Taylor was everything she needed: strong, dependable and supportive. He also harbored secrets of his own that could undermine everything they’d rebuilt together. So why was her mind and heart chasing after a fantasy? And will those dark secrets of his tear her apart or give her a second chance at love?

Another enjoyable read in this collection. It was easy to follow because…it could happen. Anywhere. Anytime. And most likely has. I loved the strong heroine who could hold her own. She was tough, but she wasn’t steel. She was soft, but she wasn’t whiny. Each paragraph drew me in and now, I want to read more from Ms. Montgomery. 

Blind Sided by HA Fortman:

Lost in a forest, stumbling her way through a swirling void of white, Chrissy tries to find her way home. She’s running, but she can’t remember who is chasing her or why.
Found by mythical creatures, Chrissy is convinced that she’s merely dreaming. Shifters, fauns and fairies, oh my! Creatures out of mythology surround her, helping her to retrieve her memory, but at what cost?
Fenric is inexorably drawn to Chrissy–her scent, her laugh, and the feather-light touch of her soft skin. His secrets are about to be exposed in order to save Chrissy. Will he jump through the shadows, endangering all he holds dear, or will he hide in the darkness?

Normally, I’m not a fan of SciFi Fantasy. However, being a fan of HA Fortman’s, I know she can write it in such a way that it’s clearly enjoyable to those of us who aren’t familiar with certain terms and scenarios in that genre. HA has given us a great story. It was jam-packed with a lot of details and for being 10k, I could tell she used every available and possible word she could use to make her story complete. This was an enjoyable read and I look forward to finishing HA’s other series. I wonder…will we see these characters from Blind Sided again? Only time will tell.

Anywhere There’s Magic by Tianna Xander:

Ten years of therapy couldn’t convince Kendra that the magical world she discovered hiding in her grandparents’ attic didn’t exist. Returning to that attic to prove it was imperative–especially since her grandparents have disappeared.
Immediately after arriving in the alternate world, she’s yanked off her feet, onto a galloping horse by a member of their rival clan, until the man who declared his undying love ten years before rescues her. Kendra’s heart shatters when she discovers her father’s murder, that her grandmother is near death, and Alaster, the only man she has ever loved, has married another.
Will Kendra accept her destiny and take on the mantle of power that is her birthright, or will she leave her people at the mercy of her family’s cruel enemy, leaving the love of her life and the world of magic behind?

Before I go further, I must admit that I did NOT read any of the blurbs for this book BEFORE I read the book. So, I was not prepared for Tianna’s story. But wow! Again, I must reiterate that I am not normally a SciFi Fantasy loving reader…no offense to anyone. It just isn’t my thing. UNLESS it’s done well. And I can count the number of SciFi Fantasy authors I will read…on one hand. I know…shame on me! Anyways, I was also unprepared for the incredible talent Tianna has for creating such vivid imagery. It blew me away. It was cohesive and coherent without lag or any pesky plot holes to be found. Tianna knows her stuff. In fact, this story convinced to me try more of her work.

There you have it. Overall, because of the reason this anthology was created and because of the stories I found myself liking…I gave it five stars. The reviews above are the stories that I completely enjoyed in Romancing The Sweet Side. They appealed to me and even swayed me towards a new genre. So, I’m hoping you’ll head on over to Amazon and grab a copy of this anthology. 99% of proceeds go directly to One Way Farm and your love of books will help out some very awesome kids. After you’ve read this book, I hope you’ll stop back and tell me what you think of it.

 

Happy Reading!

XOXOXO,

Madison