Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Release Blitz: Code Name: Ghost by Sawyer Bennett

Code Name: Ghost (Jameson Force Security, Book #5)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: June 30, 2020

I knew the risks of this job when I signed on with Jameson Force Security. Knew my time as a marine would prepare me for the danger I would face. But no amount of training could have ever prepared me for the helplessness of watching my teammates die, the agonizing mental and physical pain of torture, or the despair of captivity.

Returning home to Pittsburgh following a mission gone wrong, I am riddled with guilt and haunted by nightmares. I spend my days trying to regain the parts of myself I lost in that desert, the pieces that made me the Malik Fournier I once was. While the physical effects of my torture are fading, the emotional ones are proving much more stubborn and I find solace from the last person I should ever seek such comfort.

Anna Tate lost even more than I did in that mission. Now a widow and a single mom to the daughter she gave birth to shortly after her husband’s death, Anna offers me comfort I don’t deserve. As my feelings for Anna grow, I worry that once she learns the truth about what happened, she’ll turn her back on me.

I pull her to me just as tightly as I push her away. Hoping this forbidden love will save me from the ghost I’ve become.

4 stars
Review by Trinette Dungee 

Code Name: Ghost, or should I say Malik’s story has to be one of my most anticipated reads. Not of 2020, but in general. From the moment Malik Fournier was mentioned I was curious about him I can remember if it was Max or Lucas’ story. It may have even been during Van which is the story with their sister Simone.  If I remember correctly one of them mentioned him while describing their family and because he was the brother who wasn’t a hockey player like the other brothers and was a military man, I wanted to know more about him but didn’t think it would happen because, well he didn’t play hockey. I couldn’t imagine how he’d have a story. Then Sawyer worked her magic and gave Malik his own story by making him a part of Jameson Security. 

I hardly ever read details about a book when I’m reading a series. I like to know who the book will be about, but I don’t really want details. I went into Malik very blind, all I knew was he was Max and Lucas’ brother, he was ex-military, and he has been captured and he is now a prisoner. That’s all I needed. To be completely honest, I wasn’t even sure who the female heroine was going to be. I had no idea what to expect from Malik, so I definitely had no expectation of his love interest. I initially thought, he’d have to end up in therapy so maybe it would be his therapist, but that would be too much like Tacker. When I realized it was his fallen comrade, Jimmy’s wife, I was a little leery. A recently rescued prisoner and an emotional widow, yeah this was going to be messy. 

I was completely shocked at both Malik’s and Anna’s characters. Malik was not the broken, torn down, angry man I thought he might be. He was adjusted, he was pleasant, he was personable, he was funny, he was likable so likable. Anna, she was just a surprising to me. She wasn’t a grieving, non-functioning widow who also happens to be a single mom. She was feisty, she was strong, she was determined. She handled her business and she was also very likable. 

Although Malik was well adjusted, there were still issues he needed to resolve. His unexpected attraction to Anna is something he needs to work his way through and he’s also dealing with the fact that he blames himself for Jimmy’s death. While Anna has moved on with her life there is the part of her that will always love Jimmy, but Malik has awakened feelings in her that she didn’t expect to feel again so soon and feelings that she’d never experienced before Malik. This was a fast-moving story for Malik and Anna. In a matter of weeks of his return Malik finds himself knee deep in a relationship with the person he believes is the last person he should have feelings for. 

I loved both characters, but I was surprised how much I really enjoyed Anna. What I really like about her was her relationship with Cage. It was an easy relationship that was very much like the brother she never had. Speaking of Cage, this book included quite of bit of Cage but nothing that took away from Malik and Anna. Cage’s story is coming up and it’s shaping up to be quite interesting. 

I’m kind of sad at Malik’s story because I’ve wanted it for so long and now it’s over. Often when you wait so long for something you tend to be a little disappoint. It’s like you build up the possibilities so much that the actual product doesn’t live up to the expectation. That was not the case with Ghost. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I would like to see more scenes with Malik and his siblings and see him have more interaction with Avery, Anna’s daughter; but other than that, this was perfect. 

Oh, what I found most interesting: 

The file in my hands reads, “Code Name: Hacker,” on the tab.  Frowning I say aloud, “Code Name: Hacker?” Anna grins, “I sort of named all the cases to keep them straight in my name. 

So that’s where those titles come from…I’ve always wondered. 

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Release Blitz: Something' About That Boy by Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: June 23

Banner Spurlock knew the moment that he walked into Kilgore High School and saw Perry Street that life was about to get interesting.

Forced to move due to a problem at home, a problem in the form of his ex-best friend hating him for something that Banner’s father did, Banner doesn’t think very much could improve in his life.

He left his status as king of Benton High School behind and moved to a new school where not only would he have to try out for a new football team and prove himself, but he’d also have to find a place for himself in the hierarchy.

Only, the moment that he arrives, he knows that finding a place for himself won’t be too hard. Especially when his reputation follows him all the way to Kilgore, Texas.

Perry Street hates school. She hates her peers—most of them anyway—and she hates her classes. All she wants to do is finish her senior year, graduate, and find a place that will give her a full scholarship so that she doesn’t have to be stuck here forever.

That’s her goal, anyway.

Then she walks into first period, on her first day of her senior year, and sits down. Seconds later, he walks in and changes every single plan she’s ever made.

It isn’t long before Perry starts to fall for the bad boy who doesn’t care who he does and doesn’t impress. The boy makes her heart flutter. The boy makes her want things that she’s never wanted before. Not ever.

The boy brings trouble with him that nearly kills her.

4 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Banner Spurlock is starting a new school in his senior year. Senior year. Can there be anything worse for a kid that age? But his dad is a cop and there was an incident with the father of Banner's best friend. The result of that incident is having to leave the school where he was the popular guy, the hot shot quarterback and start all over. Where he is a nobody and knows no one.

Perry Street tries to stay under the radar. She doesn't engage, she plays volleyball, runs cross-country and track. She has a handful of close friends and has no love for the phonies and loud mouths who think they rule the school.

When Banner shows up on his first day of school he ends up sitting next to Perrey. He likes what he sees, even though she gives off her usual chilly exterior. But Perry wants to get on the football team, so he might be intrigued, but he's gotta get down to business.

Banner has a lot of confidence, but he has the talent to back it up. He'll fight for his place on the team, attracting a lot of buzz about him while he does it. This doesn't all go unnoticed by Perry.

Theirs is a slow burn. Banner brings out the best in Perry. She's much too introverted and needs a good jump start to take a few chances and start to live a life of fun. As close as Banner and Perry get (and there's a little bit of drama surrounding them) Banner's keeping a secret. One that could lose him Perry when she finds out.

I love a well written young adult novel. One that has all the biting and clawing of the social climbing teenagers who believe they are the sun and the rest of the minions are planets lucky enough to be in their orbit. Something About That Boy is a cute read, slightly angsty with a great story you can sink your teeth in!

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Release Blitz: Secrets World's Worst Matchmaker by Piper Rayne

Release Date: June 23

Imagine you’re a matchmaker and you realize too late you’re in love with your childhood best friend. You only have yourself to blame—you’re the one who matched him and now he’s engaged to be married. When you find yourself in this position there’s a few secrets you’re going to need to keep…

Secret #1 – Smile when he tells you the happy news, even if your heart cracks in half.
Secret #2 – Don’t compare yourself to his beautiful French fiancée. You’re just as beautiful.
Secret #3 – Don’t tag along to the tux fitting with him alone. Just no.
Secret #4 -  Don’t help him learn to dance to his wedding song.
Secret #5 – Erase all memories of the two of you through the years when lines blurred for even the briefest of moments.

And the one you never saw coming…

Secret #6 –Definitely, don’t stand and object—someone else might just do it for you.

4.5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

This was the Bailey book that I have been waiting for.  I have loved every book in this series but could not wait for Juno and Colton’s story.  Best friends since the age of six, there for each other through everything, he’s in love with her but she’s too afraid to cross that line.  We have seen glimpses of them throughout the series and there was always that question of “will they or won’t they?  Well now we finally get the answer and see how it all goes.  

Juno is a matchmaker so  one would think that when it came to her own love life that she would find her perfect match, or at least acknowledge who it is.  But because of her parents’ deaths she’s a little jaded. The love of her life has been a constant in her life since she was six years old.  But being too afraid to cross that line, they have remained best friends.  It isn’t until Colton is engaged to be married (which was a complete shocker to me) that she realizes that she is in love with him.  Anyone who knows these two knows that Colton has been in love with Juno.  If she tells him how she feels will she get her happily ever after or will she lose him?  All though Colton getting married could mean losing him as well.  

Colton and Juno have a special bond.  They have been through so much together.  We get to go back in time to see some of their special moments together.  The moments that would make you smile and ones that were painful.  It was those flashbacks that makes you see just how deep these two soul mates are connected.  Colton is the one person besides her family that Juno can count out for anything.  I loved their connection and I loved how much he loved her.   

This series is always sure to make you laugh, especially with Grandma Dori’s shenanigans, and trust me there are plenty in this book.  Some have been more emotional than others, but it is certainly the wit and humor that I love, and the close-knit family who is always there for each other.  We get to see all that and more in this book.  there is even a bit of angst with this one as well, mainly due to Colton being engaged.  It always gets me when the hero is either dating another woman or engaged to them.  And this one definitely did not disappoint when it came to my emotions being all over.  Piper Rayne has once again given us another Bailey book that has everything you want!!  I loved Juno and Colton’s book and I cannot wait for the next one.  

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Review: Wild Highway: Runaway Series by Devney Perry

Gemma Lane built an empire. Not a small feat, considering her home as a teenager was a makeshift tent in a California junkyard. She’s dedicated her life to turning pennies into millions. She has power, fortune and prestige.

And she’s leaving it all behind.

Gemma is headed across the country in her best friend’s Cadillac when a detour in Montana reunites her with old acquaintances and a man who hasn’t changed. Easton Greer challenges her every word and tests her every limit because he doesn’t believe she’s really abandoned her riches. She ignores his snide remarks and muttered censure—until the day she’s ready to return to the wild highway, and Easton taunts her to stay.

She’ll prove to him she’s not just running back to her wealthy life, that she’s more than her money. She’ll unlock her guarded heart and hope that this time around, he’ll treasure the key.

4 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Emma Lane has just sold her successful cosmetics business for millions. She achieved what she set out to do, but now she's just drifting. She sold spur of the moment, doesn't regret it, but has no idea what her future holds.

She grew up in a junkyard along with five others and start a life in Boston with her best friend, Londyn. Londyn is settling down with the love of her life and Emma thinks she needs to make a fresh start too. Sometimes when you have everything you want, you don't have everything you need.

Her journey starts out towards California to deliver a car, but takes a detour in Montana. Eleven years ago she left with some unfinished business there. She has some wrongs to right. Katherine, who she wasn't exactly fair to, is quick to forgive. But Easton Greer, the sombre cowboy that Emma shared a one night stand with-he's not so quick to forgive and forget.

I didn't read Runaway Road, the first book in the series. Although Emma wasn't a main character, I feel like I missed out on her background story. But her feelings of abandonment come through and it's obvious that Emma has a protective shell around her heart. Her mother virtually threw her away and no matter how much you rise up out of those ashes, you are scarred for life.

Emma and Easton have a slow burn to their second chance at love. Both are stubborn, both hide their true feelings and neither one is the first to make amends. But a slow burn can turn into a raging fire if the embers are fanned a bit and it just takes some time.

Easton-now I was not a big fan of his through out most of this story. He is grumpy and surly and so pig headed. It's hard to swoon over a hero when he isn't too much of a hero at the moment. But he did grow on me, especially at the end. Theirs is not an easy romance, but in the end, it's a lasting one.


I opened the door, a smile still on my face, and collided, headfirst, with a wall of muscle.
“Oh, sorry.” I looked up and my heart stopped.
The smell of leather and aftershave filled my nose. I looked up to see a pair of dark brown eyes hooded by long, onyx lashes. I took in the straight nose, the sharp jaw and strong chin. My gaze dropped to the full lips I’d tasted once, on a night eleven years ago.
I’d never seen a face as symmetrical and so beautifully masculine as Easton Greer’s.
Even when he scowled, like he was now, it was a wonder.
He’d gotten even more handsome. How was that possible? He’d transformed from a young man to just a man, man. Rugged and rough and sexy.
“Gemma.” My name came out as a growl in his deep voice and I tore my gaze away from his mouth, taking a step back.
“Hi,” I breathed, the air heavy and thick.
He took a step away, then another, his glare unwavering.
Easton cast his scowl over his shoulder and spotted the Cadillac. “That yours?”
“You’re staying here.” Not a question. An accusation. If he had it his way, I’d be uninvited.
I lifted my chin. “Yes, I came to see Katherine.”
His jaw ticked. “I thought we’d gotten rid of you years ago.”
Ouch. I guess he was still pissed about that whole sex in his room and waking up to find me gone.
But, good or bad, he hadn’t forgotten me.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Release blitz and Review: Truly by Carmel Rhodes

Release Date: June 11

The summer after senior year was supposed to be the best summer of my life.

It was supposed to be full of adventure and self-discovery and making love under the stars.

It was supposed to be about losing myself and finding my way.

Only, it wasn’t supposed to start like this.

I wasn’t supposed to go to that party.

He wasn’t supposed to notice me.

The hot jock with the trust fund and chip on his shoulder.

My ex-boyfriend’s brother.

Noah Tedesco is so far out of my league he might as well be playing a different game.

Noah wasn’t supposed to look twice at a girl like me, but he did.

Now that I’m on his radar, my life will never be the same.

Truly is a dark coming of age romance that explores themes of dub-con and non-con and happily ever after. Proceed with caution.  

5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

Truly is a dark romance, so be warned.  This book may not be for everyone but for me personally I loved it.  Ms. Rhodes wastes no time with the bully/dark romance of this story.  It starts out in a way that honestly, you won't be sure how you feel about what just happened, bit trust me when I tell to keep reading and keep an open mind.   Because from beginning to end this book had me!!!  I could not put it down. I fell in love with the characters, felt for them and loved how well the dark element was written.  

As you read in the blurb, Truly was dumped by her boyfriend on graduation day.  She goes to a party with her best friend and ends up running into her ex's half-brother.  They didn't have the best relationship, so she never really met him before.  But for some reason he wants her.  She is on Noah Tedesco's radar and she has no idea why or what to do about it.   No matter how many times she pushes him away, he does not give up.  Maybe he isn't getting that she doesn't want him, or maybe he just doesn't care. He is very persistent and what Noah wants; he gets.  

Truly is a story that captured me from the very start.  This book will completely test your boundaries, as well as your morals.  I questioned mine many times.  See, I fell in love with Noah, regardless of his behavior.  Truly is very weak when it comes to him, and while at times I wanted her to stand up for herself, I also understood why she gave in.  She saw the Noah that not many people see, quite possible a side that no one has seen.  To the rest of the world he is a great basketball player, the rich boy who has it all.  But no one knows what this boy is going through and how much he has to deal with.  I loved that Truly was the one that he could open up to, tell his deepest darkest secrets too and while she may have seen a few sides to Noah, she accepted all of them.  She knew how to handle him.'

Tru was looking forward to her summer trip with her best friend, a way of keeping her mother's memory alive.  But after meeting Noah, as the blurb say, her life will never be the same.  She was both strong and weak when it came to Noah.  I honestly think that they were perfect together.  She was meant to be in his life and meant to be his.  

This book is not for the faint of the heart.  As I mentioned I fell in love with Noah but also questioned my sanity because of it.  But I guess like Tru I saw that there was so much more to Noah than most people saw, and one thing was or sure, he loved her and cared about her.  

Proceed with caution, because this book tests limits, it will make you feel everything, and it will make you fall in love with two characters who both had their flaws.  I think in a way they both were trying to find themselves and in the process of it all, they found each other and that is exactly what they both needed.  The friendship in this book were also such a big part of this story, I loved the connection between Tru and her best friend.  How much they were there for each other and how we also got to see the deeper part of their friendship as times as well.  Carmel Rhodes' writing was flawless.  This story is deep and raw, and I loved every word ad every moment.  Blew me away!!!! 

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Release Blitz: Thoroughly Whipped by Tillie Cole

I, Faith Parisi, love my life. I have the best job—resident sex-advice diva for Visage magazine—I have the best friends, and I live in the best city in the world. Things are pretty damn fabulous. That is, until Henry “Harry” Sinclair III comes crashing back into my world like a bad case of herpes.

I hate the way Harry’s lip curls in contempt whenever he sees me. I hate his bright blue eyes and those inexplicably offensive dimples. I hate his stuffy English accent and the stick that’s permanently jammed up his aristocratic ass. More than anything, I hate that he’s now my boss.

But my professional prospects start to look up when a chance at writing Visage’s big summer feature falls into my lap. Success won’t be easy. I’ll need to let go of all my inhibitions—not that I have that many of those—and jump, stiletto heels first, into a hedonistic new world. An exclusive, secretive world, filled with leather, latex, and Manhattan’s elite.

Pulling this off will take every ounce of daring I have, and every ounce of focus. I can’t afford to get distracted by anything, least of all my new boss, his arrogant mouth, or the way the ice between us seems to be slowly melting away…

4 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Tillie Cole should right more comedies, she has a flair for the one liners.

He looked like Richard Gere in Preety Woman. Wait. Would that make me-

Faith Parisi a popular journalist who writes a sex advice column. She enjoys sex, has great friends and is on the verge of finally getting to write some serious pieces. All is well until Henry "Harry" Sinclair III gets involved in the running of Visage magazine. His father, King Sinclair (I kid you not, that is his real name) is having his son, who is the heir to the HCS Media conglomerate, play an active hand in the New York operation. Up until now, he's been living in England.

Faith and Harry have a little bit of unfinished business. Neither is a great fan of the other. One night, while Faith is out and about clubbing with her gang, (she's wearing her specially fitted bar which holds Vodka so she only has to order soda at the club-hey this is New York and this girl's on a budget!) She attracts the eye of a scout for NOX, an exclusive sex club. The one everyone knows about, but really knows nothing about. Hey, this could be the subject of a new feature article.

"You know I've been waiting for this, an opportunity for a real feature. And it's sex. I love sex. I've never been shy about that. I've experimented, have no plans to settle down anytime soon. Going there doesn't scare me. If anything, I'm ridiculously intrigued."

So Faith jumps in and checks out the club. It's all very hush hush and exclusive. There's a woman holding the rein on men dressed up as ponies. All are wearing masks (I don't think these are the ones we're all wearing to go shopping these days) and anonymity is required. Faith's had lots of fun and one night stand, but even she's a little googly eyed at some of these sites. When her natural clumsiness knocks down a whole wall of sex swings, she's sure she's about to get thrown out. But she's brought to Maitre, the dom in charge of the whole sexy shooting match. She's mesmerized by his suave appearance and smooth as lemon crepes French accent.

It's not long before these two are up to their genitals in shenanigans. Faith keeps reminding herself this is for her article. In the meantime, she's beginning to see a different side to Harry. He's not quite the stick up his bum gent that she thought he was. She's caught between her lust for two men.

There's lots of kinkery and intrigue in this story. Some I liked, some parts just did not work for me. They were too far fetched, Faith's dialogue was over the top crass. But there is lots to laugh about and it's a mostly light read. I'd like to see Ms. Cole write more of these. She has a knack for it it made for a nice change from her heavier books.

Having you in my arms, your knowing everything there is to know about me, was freedom. True freedom. 


“Holy shit,” Novah whispered, leaning into me. “Little boy blue blood is all grown up!”

I rolled my eyes. “You do realize he’s only a year older than you, right?”

“I’ve only seen him in pictures, Faith. Unlike some, I haven’t been graced with the younger duke’s company before this moment. Let me bask in his mighty presence.”

“He’s not a duke yet. That happens when his old man kicks it and passes down the title. And nobody is graced with that dick’s presence. He’s arrogant and so rich it’s made him beyond stupid, and he walks with a permanent pole shoved up his ass. Il duko has no redeeming qualities whatsoever,” I snapped and folded my arms across my chest to exaggerate my point.

The object of our musings hovered in the doorway to the conference room. He was conversing with Sally, our editor, and Henry Sinclair II, his father. Or, as his father was better known, King. Apparently, it was quite the amusing nickname among the British elite. Oh, how they must have chortled at the “cheeky” reference to their most famous royals. But to us, his American working-class worker bees, calling himself King Sinclair just made him sound like an entitled douchebag, too full of his own importance.

“Well I, for one, wouldn’t mind delving into those khakis the duke trainee wears so well and deep fishing for said pole in his pert, tight posterior, if you know what I mean.”

I took hold of Novah’s arm and met her eyes with my most serious expression. “It’s irremovable, Novah. That pole is wedged in deep, like oil-rig deep. You’ll need a fucking crane to hoist it out. A crane, Novah.”

Novah waved her hand in front of her face. “Jeez, Faith. Even that image has my thighs clenching.” She whistled low. “I could never be that close to his peach of a tush. I’d end up biting his firm, toned, polo-playing cheek. I know I would. Or at least give it a swift lick. I’m better off keeping my distance so as to not be arrested.”

“You’re sick.” I smirked as she crossed her legs tightly.

“I never claimed otherwise.”

“Right, minions!” Sally shouted, standing at the front of the room. The staff grew silent. Our editor clapped her hands with impressive speed. She forced a smile. It wasn’t a good look on her. She appeared constipated whenever she attempted “friendly.” Or as though she were battling a mild-to-medium case of hemorrhoids.

“Today’s a big day here at Visage.”

I held my breath, waiting for more, dread seeping into the very marrow of my bones. My skin itched in irritation seeing Henry “Harry” Sinclair III stepping out from behind his father. No, I prayed, hands lowering into a death grip on the arms of my chair. I looked up toward the heavens. God, I know we’re not always on the best of terms. I drink, cuss, and enjoy fornicating far too much for your liking, but please, please, please, do not say he is here for—

“As you may have heard, Mr. King Sinclair is slowly taking a step back from the running of HCS Media Group and focusing solely on his British investments. He is still very much ‘in charge’ on the global stage, but he has decided to start delegating the US enterprises to his son, Henry Sinclair Junior.”

I closed my eyes and felt Novah’s hand grip my thigh at this revelation. “So today I have the great pleasure to welcome Henry as the new CEO of Visage Magazine and the New York Journal and everything that falls under that impressive umbrella.” The people in the conference room broke out into somewhat enthusiastic applause, and I reluctantly opened my eyes. I’d hoped if I kept them closed, this would somehow turn out to be a bad dream. But as soon as I opened them, my gaze railroaded right into Henry’s or, as I liked to call him, the eternally entitled ball-sack.

Fuck my life. What had we mere mortals done in the world to deserve three of these Henry Sinclair jerks on the planet? His father was an asswipe of the highest order, and I’d heard the grandfather, who’d created the empire, had been the worst kind of human being. His grandson had apparently followed suit. Henry didn’t smile at me. His nostrils flared and his lip curled up. I wasn’t sure if he was silently passing gas or exposing the fact that he disliked me as much as I disliked him.

King Sinclair nudged his son from his malevolent reverie. Henry pulled his hands from his pockets, nodded curtly, and instantly became the leader I was sure he had been molded to be since birth. “Good morning, I’m Henry Sinclair, but please call me Harry. Only my teachers ever called me Henry.” He smirked a little at that. I blinked slowly in confusion. I had never seen him smile. This was a barely-there smile and, no matter how brief it was, it indicated Harry wasn’t always the dour bastard he appeared to be.

“I know most of you have never met me, but I’ve been living between New York and England for the past few years and am extremely happy to be taking over here at the New York Journal and therefore, of course, Visage.” Visage was the in-house style magazine, which went out every Sunday along with the Journal’s other Sunday offerings. The in-house magazines of such prestigious newspapers had always been considered the ugly stepsisters in the world of newspaper publishing, but I loved it here. Always had…until, I feared, now.

Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.

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