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 ❤️🔥
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.
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
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”
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.”
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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…
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.
Mister Stand-In by USA Today bestselling author CM Albert A Cocky Hero Club Novel
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?
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?
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.
There are three constants in my life: my BFF Lindy, my rising career, and my daily horoscope.
So why couldn’t the stars have told me a little more directly that I wasn’t going to get the job I’d been chasing, that it was going to an outsider, and I’d wind up drowning my sorrows on my twenty-eighth birthday having a one-night stand with a devastatingly handsome stranger?
Things only get worse when I finally meet my new boss, who just so happens to be the man I let do unspeakable things to my body all weekend. Pierce Abrams makes it crystal clear that he’ll stop at nothing to have my body again—even as he thieves my dreams from under me.
My silver lining comes when my childhood best friend, Noah Chance, pops up out of the blue after nearly twenty years with a deal I can’t pass up—along with a second chance at love.
Somewhere—torn between the pages of a forbidden romance with my new boss and a chance at the kind of love fairy tales are made of—is my heart. Is my destiny written in the stars like my horoscope said? Or will I crash and burn, consumed by the very love I never knew I was looking for?
NEW RELEASE + GIVEAWAY 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐝, 𝐚 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝. 𝘉𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘺, 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵, 𝘩𝘰𝘵, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘺 𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘭𝘭. 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝 #𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 #𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝→ https://amzn.to/3iacilE 𝐀𝐝𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 #𝐓𝐁𝐑→ https://smarturl.it/GACTBR 𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐫𝐛: Sydney Matthews. Prom queen, cheerleading captain, and royal pain in my ass. I haven’t seen her in ten years and in our first reconciliation, I end up with soda spilled on the crotch of my pants while she sways in front of me in her cowboy boots. I chock up our meeting as a coincidence, but then she starts popping up everywhere, including the self-defense class I teach in the evenings at my best friend’s gym. Tight spandex slathers her curves and her sassy mouth starts to play tricks on my mind, making me yearn for a girl that is so far out of my league it’s not even funny. You see, Sydney is a lawyer now, and I just got out of prison. I’m trying to get my life back on track and stay away from temptation. But the princess from the other side of town is igniting a craving in my body that I can’t ignore. Seems she feels it too because one night she asks me to fuck her and I about choke on my tongue. Friends with benefits becomes the game we’re convinced we’re playing, but there’s a lot more friendly behavior happening than should. And the lines get blurred so quickly, I feel myself falling from the girl that I want to corrupt with every flick of my tongue. The girl I shouldn’t want, but do with every fiber of my body. But will she still want me when she finds out what I did? Will I fit into her world? A world that comes with an overbearing father who thinks he knows what’s best for his daughter even at twenty-eight? One thing is for certain though: When it comes to falling for Sydney Matthews, I’m guilty as charged. 𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐬 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐚 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦. 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞→ @harlowjamesauthor
Who says kids are the only ones who get to have all the fun on Halloween? This year in the TROUBLE MAKER’S LIBRARY FACEBOOK GROUP, we are the Mistresses of the Evil Library, and we are excited for our huge Halloween party taking place on…. you guessed —> HALLOWEEN!!
So many amazing authors are popping in to jokn and take over our spook-filled day on October 31st.
We know many of you will be out celebrating with your family, but we’d love for you to join us for some fun and games and prize winning. The party will be taking place all day from 12pm – to 11pm EST. So grab your costumes and candy and get ready to have a spooktacular time 👻🎃🍭