Nov 27, 2018

New Review | Lumberjack Werebear (Saw Bears #1) by T.S. Joyce

Painter, Brooke Belle, is running from her past and hoping that a few weeks in a quaint country cabin will bring her artistic muse back from the brink. But when she lands smack dab in the middle of Asheland Mobile Park, she's sure there's been a mistake. Not only has her mentor rented her a dilapidated mobile home in the middle of nowhere, but the trailer park is filled with big, burly, growly, flirty, sexy-as-hell lumberjacks. And one in particular is making her think that maybe she's landed right where she needs to be.
Tagan James has a lot on his shoulders. As second in a woodcutting crew of bear shifters, he's got all he can handle keeping his people from tearing each other apart on the job site. But when the beautiful, and terribly human, Brooke Belle lands on his doorstep, all honest and vulnerable and pulling at his animal's protective instincts, he has to decide whether to boot her out of his park to protect his heart, or take a risk and save her muse.
Every bear shifter knows finding a mate can destroy a dominant like hi. But as Brooke shows Tagan how strong she can be, he's second guessing everything--including his vow to never fall for a woman.

Brooke is haunted by a past traumatic event that she is trying to overcome to get not only her love for painting back, but also herself. Little does she know that she has been sent to the middle of nowhere in the Colorado mountains to a place by her mentor, who has other ideas in store for Brooke.
Brook finds herself among a clan of Lumberjack men who have more secrets than you think. Most of them are kind to Brooke, where some may be a little more direct and aggressive than she is used to.
She meets one by the name of Tagan. At first, they clash with each other. Tagan doesn't want Brooke there and Brooke doesn't want to be there. Things start to heat up the longer she is there and they both learn that they have secrets that they find hard to talk about, yet those secrets come to light whether they like it or not.
I thought the premise of this book was good. Both main characters were strong and easily able to sympathize with. Brook is strong even with her traumatic past and Tagan is the one who she needs to help overcome it. Tagan shows Brooke how strong she is and that her monster doesn't have power over her anymore. Tagan learns that he has issues within his own clan while Brooke is staying with them and he realizes he has to make some decisions and moves to protect not only his clan, but Brooke.
I plan on continuing this series. I'd like to learn more about these Lumberjacks and more about the clan of Werebears.

T.S. Joyce is devoted to bringing hot shifter romances to readers. Hungry alpha males are her calling card, and the wilder the men, the more she’ll make them pour their hearts out. She were bear swears there’ll be no swooning heroines in her books. It takes tough-as-nails women to handle the shifters of Bear Valley. 
She lives in a tiny town, outside a tiny city, and devote her life to writing big stores. Foodie, bear whisperer, ninja, thief of tiny bottles of awesome smelling hotel shampoo, nap connoisseur, movie fanatic, and zombie slayer, and most of this bio is true.
Bear Shifters? Check
Smoldering Alpha Hotness? Double Check
Sexy Scenes? Fasten up your girdles, ladies and gents, its gonna be a wild ride.


Nov 1, 2018

New Release | Lullay by Freya Barker

Title: LuLLaY 
Author: Freya Barker 
Genre: Holiday Romance/ Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: November 1, 2018 
Cover Designer: Freya Barker 

Faith failed him.
Ambition drove her.
Serendipity brought them together.
They’ve never met, but their paths run in the same direction—home for the holidays.
Yet their reasons for leaving are as different as the reasons they return.
Meeting by chance along a 1400 mile stretch of highway when a snowstorm grinds traffic to a halt, they have no choice but to jointly ride it out.
Exposing a common thread, leading them from the past to the present, it’s through the innocent eyes of a toddler, they discover a future.

Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories. 
Driven to make her books about 'real' people; with characters who are perhaps less than perfect, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills, and their own slice of happy.
A recipient of the RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for best first book, “Slim To None”, and Finalist for the Kindle Book Award with “From Dust”, Freya has not slowed down. 
She continues to add to her rapidly growing collection of published novels as she spins story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!