Bring Me Back by Kristen Granata *REVIEW*

I’ve written and rewritten this review too many times to count. There are so many things I want to say about how much I loved this story and yet no words to describe those feelings or do them justice, so I will simply say this…

Bring Me Back is a story of hope and second chances. It’s a heartbreakingly beautiful journey through the lives of its characters, who experience pain, forgiveness, love, and more. You get to witness their growth and realize their worth in a world where it is so easy to get lost and feel less than.

One of the most special things and my favorite aspect of author Kristen Granata’s writing is that she writes REAL people. Real stories with Real people who go through the same things we go through every day, and she does it with respect and integrity. As she mentions in this story, “life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows and cuddly puppies,” and she isn’t afraid to write about all those difficult and scary things that we don’t like to think or talk about, especially when it comes to mental health. You also see the importance of a support team and what it means to be the person on the outside and how the things we do and say affect each other.

So many of us have felt like a Phoenix or a James – or any of the other amazingly written supporting cast of characters. It’s a story everyone should read because you can find yourself in the pages and take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. Thank you for that!

To Phoenix and James… You’re so brave; so fierce and strong. I love you!!

And don’t even get me started on the romance and steaminess of this story… OMG ❤️‍🔥

*𝘼𝙣 𝘼𝙍𝘾 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙖𝙣 𝙝𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙬. *

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Tribute to author TS Woolard 💔

Trouble Maker’s Library is saddened at the news that author and poet TS Woolard has passed away due to complications from Covid. He was a great friend, a talented artist, and such a wonderful soul. We will forever hold him in our hearts and will keep his family, friends, and loved ones in our prayers.

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The Southern Tale Spinner

The world will never be the same for those who knew TS Woolard. His life was cut short by complications from Covid, and after fighting the infection for a month, his body could handle no more. TS Woolard was a wonderful horror author and a fantastic poet. His memory lives on through his work. The links provided below are for all of his published works. The kindle version is up for each one and only two paperbacks are awaiting to be added back to Amazon. Get your copy and forever have a piece of his soul

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The Meaning of HellFrom The Southern Tale Spinner’s darkest side, courtroom scenes so vivid, so engrossing, at first you may forget you’re reading a story from the man who’s been to Hell himself, the transgressive terror T.S. Woolard–until the fists fly out of the page and grab you by the throat. Yes, this is Hell, and it’s going to get so much worse for Attorney John Rhaport. John represents an insane and guilty client, a man who committed heinous crimes–a giant who terrifies John and pulls him into Hell. Horrific scenes of violence will flow like ice water through your veins. Unexpected plot twists and a riveting ending wrap up this gripping page-turner. By adding his transgressive talents to the Courtroom Thriller, I believe T.S. Woolard has created an exciting new genre.Dona Fox – Multi-award winning author of “Darker Tales from the Den”

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Solo CircusFrom the Southern Tale Spinner, T.S. Woolard, comes 15 Creepy Tales of Horror and Dark Transgressive Fiction unlike anything you’ve ever lived through before. There are stories where clearly someone is stark raving mad—and before you’re through—it may well be you. Open the door and step into Woolard’s World—if you dare.—Dona Fox, award winning author or “Taking Ink.”

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Psycho Circus: A Collection of Horror The Southern Tale Spinner bursts from the North Carolina pines with his third straight victory, Psycho Circus! This collection has the tall task of living up to Woolard’s last two books, and it does not disappoint as it punches out vicious themes of love and death. Woolard performs his hallmark feats, showing off high-risk maneuvers with bold grisly delight as he catapults the terror to new heights in ten standout stories. Six beautifully brutal poems slice between the tales. Hardcore highlights capture the essence of the cult phenomenon that is the Southern Tale Spinner. The collection too quickly climaxes with the cruelest, the show stealer, the novelette, Heaven’s Healer from Hell. All the drama, gore, and blood that a transgressive horror fan desires. Emotionally charged, innovative, revolting. Will cut fresh wounds and salt lingering injuries from Woolard’s earlier works. Lives up to every ounce of hype. Another spectacular collection, hardwired to make you feel alive. –Dona Fox, multi-award winning author of Darker Tales from the Den.

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Sugar and Cyanide Poetry CollectionT.s. Woolard’s poetry book Sugar & Cyanide Will take you on a rollercoaster ride of Depth and emotions. His poetry is from deep within His soul where he bares raw emotions And pain. There are Extreme love and loyalty, Alongside desperation, grief and loss, that we have all Felt in our lifetimes but we prevail. His words will bring you From the highest heights to the lowest of lows and every Other emotion there is in-between.

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Heaven’s Healer from HellThe Southern Tale Spinner delivers a cruel slice of horror in this heart-rending novella as he unfolds yet another bloody, intricate puzzle for your delight. Woolard has buried a secret message to you in these pages, between the scenes of heart rending sorrow, savage illnesses, and shameful transgressions. His words will reach deep into your heart and tear out the throbbing muscles still dripping with hot blood—as only the words of the Southern Tale Spinner can. Woolard skillfully reveals the gradual corruption of a man, a virtual saint, entrusted with a strange and sacred power, as he stumbles down his own twisted path to the depths of love and death, losing all he holds most dear. Your tears may flow, worse yet, your heart will shatter.-Dona Fox, Author of the Amazon short reads, The Girl with Atypical Eyes, Crawl Space, Kiss of Quicksilver, and Shypoke

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Be FreeThe Southern Tale Spinner is back with a cult unlike any other. Most who leave behind their lives and make a break for Green Bay Community in Green Bay, West Africa believed to be leaving behind a world riddled with ungodly temptations and sinful lusts. Upon committing to the sanctuary as a member, they swore off money, sex, and anything deemed unfit for members to participate in. They were fed and all had necessary jobs around the commune to make this little piece of paradise move through time in synchrony. Women were subservient to the men and were treated as such by all male members of the community. However, once you join, and no matter what you are told, you can never leave. Your freedom comes at a price and many are ready to make a deal with the devil. Join those at Green Bay Community to taste that luxury… and be free.

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Nectar and Napalm: A Collection of Dark PoetryT.S. Woolard took us on a rollercoaster ride with Sugar and Cyanide of both sweet and dark, twisted love. Prepare for a macabre fairytale of adoration you have never seen before as his love for death traipses through daisies and he tiptoes through the tulips with each pain staking written piece of art. Ink didn’t bleed from his pen, his soul did as he leaves drops of it on each and every page you turn. Dive into his heart and explore an ocean of madness and chaos as you suckle the sweet Nectar and then get burned by the Napalm.

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And Then Came You by M.L. Broome COVER REVEAL!

✨ Cover Reveal & Special Preorder Pricing! ✨

From M.L. Broome: I have a new book dropping on April 1! Isn’t this cover amazing? I just love the overall feel and it truly captures Sam & Lexi.

Cover Design by: Teased by Antonette

And Then Came You is a:

🔥 Slow burn
♥️ Friends-to-lovers
✨ Celebrity romance

Also, Sam is sexy AF—just saying. You’ll see what I mean.

You can grab a copy now for only $1.99!
https://geni.us/AndThenCameYou

♥♥♥ A steamy friends-to-lovers romance that’s full of heat, heart and a sob-worthy happily ever after. ♥♥♥

Lexi:

They say you should dress for the job you want.

Apparently, ripped jeans and a rock t-shirt is the outfit of choice to land the role of a supermodel’s best friend.

No joke. It’s what I was wearing when my world intersected with Samuel Bernard; right before he grabbed my phone and berated my most recent excuse for a boyfriend.

In Samuel’s defense, the guy had it coming.

Now, I have a new buddy who also happens to be the world’s most famous—and infamous—male model.

But we’re just friends.

I will not fall for Samuel Bernard is my new mantra.

It’s not working.

Samuel:

Lexi is the first woman who has ever truly understood me, although she’s seemingly immune to my outer appeal.

It’s a two-way street. Lexi is adorable and wicked smart, but she’s not my type, even though she’s the first person I call when I’m down and the only person I care to see when I’m in town.

Then, there was that night when she read her steaming hot sex scenes. Now, she’s got a recurring role in my dreams.

But I don’t need another lover. I’ve got plenty of those.

The friend zone is the safe zone for Lexi and me. And that’s where we’ll stay.

If you repeat something enough times, you’ll believe it, right?

#instaauthors #bookwhore #newnovel #coverreveal #booklaunch #bookcoverreveal #booknews #romancereads #inlovewithbooks #booksblogger #bookalicious — with Antonette Santillo.

Enchanted Kingdoms – Autism Charity Anthology : COMING SOON!

The authors of Enchanted Kingdoms welcome you to dive into a world of magic, adventure, striking princes, daring princesses, happily ever afters, and once upon a times.

The box set contains 20 novel-length fairy tale retellings by award-winning and best-selling fantasy authors. The whole set is clean and YA appropriate. It is available at the pre-order price of $0.99 until after launch week. Release day is Tuesday 23 February.

$0.99 for a limited time, you can embrace the fairytales on any device you prefer AND help Puzzle Peace United, a children’s charity for autism. 100% of profits are donated, and 100% of fairytale fun is yours to claim.

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Grab Enchanted Kingdoms today by checking out the link on @theenchantedquill profile, or copying this link: https://books2read.com/enchantedkingdoms/

We’ll see you in the stories!

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Thunder by Verlene Landon is NOW LIVE!

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THUNDΞR is LIVΞ

𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘯𝘰 𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘮 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘦𝘭𝘴𝘦.

For Nick “𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿” Taylor, flying and the military meant everything. When life took an unexpected turn, he replaced one 𝘏𝘢𝘸𝘨 with another, embracing the brotherhood he found with the 𝘗𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘴. However, burying his past doesn’t mean it won’t come back to haunt him.

After he patched in, Thunder had an unforgettable encounter with an amazing woman only for her to ghost him.

Three years later, he’s outraged when she walks into his clubhouse and pretends the whole thing never happened. Now he’s torn between discovering her game or playing a more pleasurable one with her.

𝘌𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘺, 𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘳𝘵, 𝘴𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯.

Thunder, 𝘋𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘵 𝘗𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘴 𝘔𝘊 1

By Verlene Landon

𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝗹 𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗸 – books2read.com/DesertPhantoms1

𝗔𝗱𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗧𝗕𝗥 – smarturl.it/TBRThunder

𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗕𝘂𝗯 – https://smarturl.it/ThunderBB

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The Naughty Pine by Sibylla Matilde COVER REVEAL

Today we have Sibylla Matilde’s cover reveal for her upcoming romance, The Naughty Pine. Check it out and be sure to pre-order your copy today!

Title: The Naughty Pine 

Author: Sibylla Matilde

Genre: Romance

Release Date: February 22nd

About The Naughty Pine:

On the fourteenth anniversary of my first divorce, I went to a kink club.

Thirty-three and no clue who I was. What I wanted out of life. I only knew it was passing me by and I was tired.

Tired of surviving the day-to-day.

Tired of trying to forgive myself for two failed marriages.

Tired of being a single mother with no semblance of a social life, of bending over backwards to be a fitting role model for my teenage daughter.

That was, until I stepped foot in The Naughty Pine.

I didn’t plan to participate. I only went to appease the dark corners of my curiosity. To see something wild and taboo and full of life. Something sinful to shock the loneliness clean out of my system.

Don’t know what I expected, but it sure wasn’t him…

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About Sibylla Matilde: 

Sibylla Matilde grew up on the back of a horse exploring in the mountain valleys of Southwest Montana. She attended a two-room schoolhouse 1st through 6th grade where she had same teacher the whole time. At the age of 12, Siby discovered historical romance, devouring the work of Jude Devereaux, Lisa Kleypas, and Karen Robards. She began writing in 2013 with her debut novel, Little Conversations, and self-published ten works over the next three years. She took a few years off to deal with life (it proved very difficult to move on from her Bangin’ Mofos…they were a blast to write), but is back at the keyboard with new steamy stories brewing in her naughty little brain.

Music is her emotional trigger. Growing up with a Wagnarian-opera-loving mother, Sibylla loves music that digs deep into her soul and covers her with goosebumps. The soundtrack to her life includes different genres and generations, but her favorites include Thirty Seconds to Mars (she’s a bit obsessive about Jared Leto, actually), Kings of Leon, The Killers, My Chemical Romance, and many other artists and bands. Her inspiration playlists on Spotify truly drive her writing, and she loves to share her eclectic taste with anyone who will listen.

Siby strives to write books that make the reader bask in the sweet glow of new love, burn hot with a passionate intensity, and day drink from gut-wrenching heartache. Her characters are not world-famous rock stars or billionaires, rather every-day small-town people experiencing their own extraordinary romantic adventures in the Rocky Mountains she calls home. Siby loves to hear from fans and can be reached at Siby@SibyllaMatilde.com.

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Coming Soon – New Duet by Lauren Rowe

 

 

Get ready for an all new enemies-to-lovers duet romance from Lauren Rowe coming THIS April!

 

Book 1, Falling Out of Hate with You will be releasing April 15th and Book 2, Falling Into Love with You is releasing just FOUR days later on April 19th!!

 

BOTH books are available for preorder!!

Book 1 Pre order: https://amzn.to/2MEMR1s

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56572214-falling-out-of-hate-with-you

 

Book 2 Pre Order: https://amzn.to/35hX4ap

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56572261-falling-into-love-with-you

 

 

FALLING OUT OF HATE WITH YOU

I’ve tried to like Adrian Savage, the mercurial frontman for Fugitive Summer, while serving as his band’s opening act on tour. We’re stuck together for three months, after all. And I’m well aware I’m lucky to be here.

 

But it’s proved impossible. He’s far too rude and dismissive a guy to get along with. And way too good at getting under my skin. In fact, at this point, I think it’s fair to say I downright hate his guts.

 

Global thirst trap that he is, though, I’m finding it extremely difficult not to want to jump Savage’s bones, despite how much he infuriates me. I hate myself for it. But my body is going rogue on me. It doesn’t matter, though. I’m determined to resist him.

 

In fact, what I’ve decided is that, as long as I’m here and stuck with him, I’m not only going to give Savage the sound tongue lashing nobody else around here has the balls to deliver, I’m going to bring that bad boy to his knees.

 

FALLING INTO LOVE WITH YOU

I’m obsessed with Laila Fitzgerald. There, I finally admitted it. I’ve tried not to want her. I tried to step aside when my best friend said he wanted her. But it’s proved impossible. She’s too gorgeous and talented, too charismatic and badass, for me not to want her for myself.

 

Unfortunately, though, karma’s a bitch. In trying to do the right thing by my best friend, I’ve done the wrong thing by myself. I’ve pushed her away every chance I’ve had. Dug way too deep a hole to crawl out of . . . And now, Laila downright hates my guts. And rightly so.

 

But since we’re stuck together, yet again—and, this time, even more closely—I’ve decided nothing will stop me from getting what I want. This time, I’m going to figure out a way to coax Laila into falling out of hate with me . . .

 

 

About the Author:
Lauren Rowe is the USA Today and international #1 best-selling author of newly released Reed Rivers Trilogy, as well as The Club Trilogy, The Josh & Kat Trilogy, The Morgan Brothers Series, Countdown to Killing Kurtis, and select standalone Misadventures.

Lauren’s books are full of feels, humor, heat, and heart. Besides writing novels, Lauren is the singer in a party/wedding band in her hometown of San Diego, an audio book narrator, and award-winning songwriter. She is thrilled to connect with readers all over the world.

Connect w/ Lauren:
Website: https://www.laurenrowebooks.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurenrowebooks
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/760337070730959
Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurenrowebooks
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9699494.Lauren_Rowe
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New Release – Nectar and Napalm by TS Woolard

Nectar & Napalm: A Collection of Dark Poetry

by T.S. Woolard

T.S. Woolard took us on a rollercoaster ride with Sugar and Cyanide of both sweet and dark, twisted love. Prepare for a macabre fairytale of adoration you have never seen before as his love for death traipses through daisies and he tiptoes through the tulips with each pain staking written piece of art. Ink didn’t bleed from his pen, his soul did as he leaves drops of it on each and every page you turn. Dive into his heart and explore an ocean of madness and chaos as you suckle the sweet Nectar and then get burned by the Napalm.

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Nectar and Napalm is the newest poetry collection by horror author and poet TS Woolard.  Where his previous collection, Sugar and Cyanide took readers through the twists and turns of love, loss and death, Nectar and Napalm scorches your soul and breaks your heart.  In a few words this poet can both devastate and illuminate.  

An expert storyteller, he weaves that into a series of poems entitled Dead Man Talking.  He takes the reader into the mind of a killer where you think you know how it will end but in his true fashion you are dead wrong.  This series is sprinkled throughout the book so you are waiting to find out where it ends up.

The poems in this collection show the depth and breadth of his writing.  The few line haikus in this collection bear the same gut punch as much longer poems.  Each one twisting the knife in your heart just a little further.  With each poem the reader can’t help but feel the pain written in the page.The poet takes you on a road trip though his soul, stopping along the way to show you the painful, the real, the passionate and the dark places.  Each poem takes you further into the intimate and stunning relationship he has with the darker side of life.  In this collection you learn his one true love is death and anyone else will have to settle for simply being his mistress.  

Preorder – Nectar & Napalm: A Collection of Dark Poetry by T.S. Woolard

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COMING NOVEMBER 20, 2020

Nectar & Napalm: A Collection of Dark Poetry T.S. Woolard

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08N382NJK

T.S. Woolard took us on a rollercoaster ride with Sugar and Cyanide of both sweet and dark, twisted love. Prepare for a macabre fairytale of adoration you have never seen before as his love for death traipses through daisies and he tiptoes through the tulips with each pain staking written piece of art. Ink didn’t bleed from his pen, his soul did as he leaves drops of it on each and every page you turn. Dive into his heart and explore an ocean of madness and chaos as you suckle the sweet Nectar and then get burned by the Napalm.

Mister Stand-In by C.M. Albert is NOW LIVE — *A Cocky Hero World Novel*

Mister Stand-In by USA Today bestselling author CM Albert​
A Cocky Hero Club Novel

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CARTER WRIGHT was used to being anything but Mr. Right. He wouldn’t exactly call himself a street rat, but his life had somehow become a rags-to-riches story—one he’d rather keep to himself. The best part about being a stand-in to some of the wealthiest a-holes in New York? 

Access.

To anything, and anyone, he wanted.

And that certainly wasn’t little Miss Moneybags, Presley Kincaid. No, he had his sights set on someone even hotter—her stepmother. But when Lauren asks him to stand in for her richer-than-sin fiancé at their rehearsal dinner, and then he’s paired up with her spoiled daughter, Presley, at the wedding, Carter can do the only thing he’s truly good at: Shut up. Smile. Be charming.

Be the stand-in he was born to be.

But when Presley turns out to be more than she pretends—and a one-night stand gives her more access to his past than he intended—Carter’s simple, easygoing lifestyle starts to unravel, exposing the biggest lie of all. One so big Carter never even saw it coming.

Will Presley accidentally expose the Stand-In for who he really is? Or will her discovery free Carter from the street hustle he’s perfected and finally help him claim a life, and love, that was always meant to be? 

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Mister Stand-In is an enemies to lovers/second chance romance inspired by Mister Moneybags by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. Grab it today for a special release price of $2.99 before the price goes up! Available in ebook and audio. Paperbacks coming later today! Also FREE in KindleUnlimited.

US: https://amzn.to/3e4bWfS

 UK: https://amzn.to/3jyuwh 

 CA: https://amzn.to/35ILmF 

 AU: https://amzn.to/3e5DvFw 

 Audio: https://amzn.to/3mDJUuR 

Find out what readers are saying about this 5-Star read!

“What an incredible addition to the CHC! …I devoured this book!” – Goodreads reviewer

“A delight to read. The perfect amount of banter, steamy chemistry, a little intrigue and suspense” – Goodreads reviewer

“Prepare to fall in love with Carter and Presley in this amazing five star read, it’s one you don’t want to miss out on.” – Goodreads reviewer

ENTER THE G!VE@AWAY!

I’m giving away to one lucky reader: a $25 Amazon Gift Card, a signed paperback of Mister Stand-In, and some exclusive Mister Stand-In Swag! To enter: 

https://kingsumo.com/…/mister-stand-in-release-day…

Cover by: Marisa Wesley of The Cover Me Darlings

Cover Photo by Reggie Deanching of RplusMphoto

Cover Model: Aidan Stewart