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The Playbook by Maggie Jane Schuler

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The Playbook

The Playbook by Maggie Jane Schuler
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The Playbook picks up right where Up to Bat ended. We were left wondering what will happen with Sam. All of the questions you asked and waited anxiously to know the answers to are revealed but not everything will be as you expect. Maggie Jane Schuler does an amazing job of keeping the readers on their toes in this romantic suspense filled book.

I fell in love with Blake and Sam while reading book 1. I can relate to Sam’s innocence and instant love for Blake. My whole heart wants them to find their HEA. Their whirlwind romance compounded by the stress and drama surrounding the pair made me read on and on into the night just waiting to see who is responsible for the chaos. Who is causing the problems which seems to be following Sam where ever she goes?

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Drew Sera’s Fragile

Drew Sera touched my weak point when she titled her prose work Fragile, and the multiple meanings behind the single word drove home the dynamic characterization of Sydney, Colin, and Anthony. The intricate dance between dominant and submissive and trainer to lover is delicately woven between the pages of this prose. Sera drives home the idea of human nature and the innate desire to seek security and care from trusted sources. She opens the doors to vulnerability and the search for security and safety in a world which throws most to the wolves. The dom and sub relationship is then sewn into the fabric of how the BDSM world draws order and rules to the otherwise less chaotic structures of the real world. For Sydney, Colin, and Anthony this twists a bit as the human heart slithers into the formula, and they soon find themselves in a position which could rock their orderly agreement and make or break their hearts.

For all those who understand how fragile the line is between chaos and order, love and heartbreak, acceptance and rejection and all those connections in between, Sera hits on them all and then leaves the reader needing more. For my first introduction to Sera, it taught me a lesson or two and now has me ready to push forward to more of her penned works.

Buy link: https://drewsera.com/product/fragile/

Up to Bat – Limited Time Sale

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Monday, November 19 through November 26, 2018 Up to Bat is #onsale for a #limited time before the release of the sequel The Playbook!

Up to Bat: Book One of  The Diamond Series

Buy Links: https://books2read.com/Up-to-BatMJSchuler

Blurb:

I’ve planned well, studied hard, and dreamed of my future. It keeps me alive, ignoring the things from my painful past. The thing about life is that it can throw a curveball into your path that you can’t anticipate, and plan accordingly.

But life’s cruel. It offers both good and bad, and no time for the right reaction.

My junior year of college should be one of the best but my chance run-in with a loner freshman that harbors deep secrets soon pulls me into her mysterious world. Unfortunately, her omissions of truth find me in a dangerous place.

Then, I meet Blake Angel. He is one of those curveballs of life…easy on the eyes, and everytime we touch, sparks fly. But I can’t. I won’t. I have a game plan, a play-by-play for my future.

Before I realize it, everything has changed. The hidden secrets and lies only confuse me more. Worse, I may not be able to save myself, Samantha Sawyer, from those that now hunt me—and I have no idea why.

The Playbook: Book Two in The Diamond Series

Cover reveal: November 26, 2018

Release Date: December 11, 2018

Blurb:

Things aren’t always what they seem…

Some claim college is four years of trivial experiences, and a means to an end. I believed it when I structured my days in an endless set of routines. Then, I befriended Adriana. She brought with her baggage which would change my perception forever.

I also met Blake Angel.

What started out with some innocent flirting, wedged me, Sam Sawyer, under his wing for protection. Criminals stalk our every move, like a long game of cat and mouse. His playbook—well, ours—starts to unravel in front of us. He rules the world as coach, mentor, protector, and possibly my future. Over the course of time, my protector turns into my lover. Blake vows to save me and turn the world upside down to get what he wants. But this mess owns us, and somehow, we need to solve this puzzle of betrayal smothering us.  

If not, we may lose this game and our happily ever after.

Goodreads TBR:  http://bit.ly/MJSThePlaybook

Buy Links: (pre-order) books2read.com/ThePlaybookMJSchuler

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A.M Johnson’s Let There be Light

 

A.M Johnson captured me with the Avenues Ink series. The stories of the O’Connell brothers and their path to life, love, and happiness warmed my heart and soul on more than a good plot level. A.M. Johnson captured the themes of each brother from mental illness in Possession to turning a cheek to the cloth in Poet, and in the middle, she squeezes in a little fairy tale of sorts with Kingdom.

However, in Let There be Light, Johnson tackles a coming of age and sexual orientation plot which brings with it a plethora of deeper thematic ideas. Royal is one of the off to college teens in the O’Connell bloodline.  His parents share the love of a lifetime, and his twin sister is his closest confidant. He craves the love he’s grown up surrounded by in his parents and aunts and uncles, but nothing has come across his path to warrant a declaration of love and commitment as he heads off to college.

He’s dated one girl, but they were good friends. The connection was sweet but not everlasting. Leave it to fate when Royal finds the one. The one who makes his heart beat in a way which opens his world to a new set of notes; a color spread which brightens his world. While he was brought up to believe love is love, the world is not as open minded as the arms which welcome him in and make his life whole.

Johnson tackles the elephant in the room and slays the beast when she pens the words behind the story of Royal and Camden. She nailed the stigmas, the societal norms, the judgements, the self-analysis, and more when she danced across each word, each note, and each beat of the best love story of the year thus far. This is the one that captured my soul as a lover, a mother, and a believer that love is the light that guides us all in the end.

𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐁𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄
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📚𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝘾𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙤𝙥𝙮 𝙣𝙤𝙬!!
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 Blurb 
Lᴇᴛ Tʜᴇʀᴇ Bᴇ Lɪɢʜᴛ
Hɪs ᴡᴏʀʟᴅ ᴡᴀs ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ʀʜʏᴛʜᴍ. Hᴀʀᴅ ᴡᴏʀᴋ ᴀɴᴅ ᴅʀɪᴠᴇ ᴋᴇᴘᴛ Rᴏʏᴀʟ O’Cᴏɴɴᴇʟʟ ᴏɴᴇ sᴛᴇᴘ ᴀʜᴇᴀᴅ ᴏғ ʜɪs ᴄᴏᴍᴘᴇᴛɪᴛɪᴏɴ. Hɪs sᴘᴏᴛ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ sᴡɪᴍ ᴛᴇᴀᴍ, ᴋᴇᴇᴘɪɴɢ ʜɪs sᴄʜᴏʟᴀʀsʜɪᴘ, ᴡᴀs ᴛʜᴇ ᴏɴʟʏ ᴘʟᴀɴ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴍᴀᴛᴛᴇʀᴇᴅ.
Hɪs ᴡᴏʀʟᴅ ᴡᴀs ᴇʙᴏɴʏ ᴀɴᴅ ɪᴠᴏʀʏ. Nᴀᴛᴜʀᴀʟ ᴛᴀʟᴇɴᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀᴍʙɪᴛɪᴏɴ sᴇᴛ Cᴀᴍᴅᴇɴ Mᴏʀɢᴀɴ ᴀᴘᴀʀᴛ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴍᴜsɪᴄ ᴍᴀᴊᴏʀs. Hɪs ᴅᴇᴅɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴ sᴄᴏʀɪɴɢ ʜɪᴍ ᴀ ғᴜʟʟ ʀɪᴅᴇ.
Nᴏʀᴍᴀʟʟʏ, ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ᴘᴀᴛʜs ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴄʀᴏssᴇᴅ…. Bᴜᴛ ᴡʜᴇɴ Rᴏʏᴀʟ ᴍᴇᴇᴛs ʜɪs ʙᴇsᴛ ғʀɪᴇɴᴅ’s ɴᴇᴡ ʀᴏᴏᴍᴍᴀᴛᴇ, ʜɪs ʙɪɢ ᴘʟᴀɴ ᴀɴᴅ Cᴀᴍᴅᴇɴ’s ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴏʟʟᴇᴅ ᴇɴᴠɪʀᴏɴᴍᴇɴᴛ ғᴀᴄᴇs ᴀ ᴠᴀʀɪᴀʙʟᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅ ᴅᴇsᴛʀᴏʏ ɪᴛ ᴀʟʟ.
Aᴛᴛʀᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴ.
Tʜᴇ ᴡᴏʀʟᴅ ᴛʜᴇʏ ʟɪᴠᴇ ɪɴ ʜᴀᴅ ɴᴏ ʀᴏᴏᴍ ғᴏʀ ᴇʀʀᴏʀ. Tʜᴀᴛ ᴜɴᴅᴇɴɪᴀʙʟᴇ ᴘᴜʟʟ ʙᴇᴛᴡᴇᴇɴ ᴛʜᴇᴍ ᴡᴀs ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs ᴀɴᴅ ɴᴇɪᴛʜᴇʀ ᴏɴᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇᴍ ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅ’ᴠᴇ ᴘʀᴇᴘᴀʀᴇᴅ ғᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄʜᴏɪᴄᴇ ᴛʜᴇʏ’ᴅ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ.
Lᴏᴠᴇ ɪsɴ’ᴛ ᴀʟᴡᴀʏs ᴀɴ ᴇᴀsʏ ʀᴏᴀᴅ ᴀɴᴅ, ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇʏ’ᴠᴇ ᴡᴏʀᴋᴇᴅ ғᴏʀ ɪs ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʟɪɴᴇ, ᴛʜᴇʏ’ʟʟ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴅᴇᴄɪᴅᴇ ɪғ ʙᴇɪɴɢ ᴛᴏɢᴇᴛʜᴇʀ ɪs ᴡᴏʀᴛʜ ᴛʜᴇ ʀɪsᴋ.
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Avenues in Ink Series:

Possession, Kingdom, and Poet

Vices and Virtue One Year Anniversary

 

Not only did this little anthology get a makeover, but a little shout out came through over at the Line Up (http://bit.ly/WHSLTheLineUp)

My little piece of virtue exists among these pages in A Sorcerer’s Road to Temperance. It’s for a

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Game of Life: Will the Wolf Win?

Morgan and her husband struggle from the typical rut of career and parenthood. Morgan’s difficulty comes when her boss leaves her no choice but to work overtime much to the dismay of her husband. He’s played the part of both parents too long, and he’s not happy about it. But everything is about to change when Morgan encounters the Wolf. He’s out for blood, and she’s caught in his trap. Will she survive and be back in her husband’s arms ready to live again with her family or will the Wolf triumph?

Belle Brooks talents continue to morph over time and her diversity of genre only build her portfolio stronger every time she releases a new work.  Her dedication to the craft of writing her characters explodes over the pages she pens. I read this series as each novella released over several months. Now, I’ve reread it again, and the masterful mind of Brooks stands the test of time throughout the pages of this psychological thriller. She not only tests the dynamics of the will to survive, but she tests the strength of unconditional love, forgiveness, and the never-ending circle of life. If you love a good thriller, Game of Life is in one read worth picking up!

 

Vices and Virtues: Makeover!

Look what got a new makeover👀

If you haven’t ventured down this path yet, now is the time!

Buy Link: books2read.com/WHVNVAnthology

Vices and Virtues, just opposite sides of the same coin.

Pride to Humility; Greed to Charity; Sloth to Diligence; Gluttony to Temperance; Envy to Kindness; Wrath to Forgiveness; and last but not least, Lust to Chastity.

All Vices and Virtues are the same; it is how people handle them that display their true nature. Which side of the coin will appear? The darkest of sins and purest of beliefs all blend into shades of gray in our realities.

There are no saints here, not one devout. Just twisted truths no one wants to see. Welcome to the Seven Deadly Sins and the Seven Dark Virtues one never saw coming.

My story, A Sorcerer’s Road to Temperance exists among these sinister sins and dark virtues!

Chris Genovese: Expect the Unexpected!

 

Chris Genovese takes HOA associations and sexual appetites to a whole new level. He challenges traditional sexuality and bolsters a whole new plater of thought dealing with sexual freedom. The evolution of needing to belong to a community, no matter the risks and rules makes E. Mayberry the neighborhood which appeals to the those who did not come from the Beaver Cleaver style upbringings. It plays well into societal vulnerabilities. In the tradition of Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” or Richard Connell’s “A Most Dangerous Game,” the Harvest Festival appears to be one thing but turns out to be another.

Genovese has a gift in showing a story and weaving in the deeper themes in a subtle manner. The satirical side of E. Mayberry is fantastic, juxtaposed to Andy Griffith’s version, which also jabs at everything not being what it seemed in even the most traditional of neighborhoods. Now, I could totally be nerding it up here and reading way to much into this, but Genovese digs beyond the erotica and delivers the total package of voice, plot twists, character development, and a touch of Hitchcock all in one fabulous prose work!

 

Author Bio for Chris Genovese:

Chris Genovese is a romance author. Okay…naughty and wild romance but still romance…why am I writing this in third person? I’m talking about me! How egotistical am I? Geez.

I’m just an average guy. I’m a father of four, a devoted husband, and I absolutely love and cherish my readers, fans, and friends. When I’m not busy having writers’ ADD, meaning I can’t stay focused on one story idea

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Author Bio for Carver Pike (Genovese’s dark alter ego!)

Carver Pike is the darker, more twisted alter ego of erotica writer Chris Genovese. Where Chris tends to write erotic comedies, poetry, and other fun but sexy tales, Carver likes to stick a knife in it and wiggle it around. If you’re looking for horror and dark fantasy with an erotic twist, you’ve come to the right man. Who knew scary could be so sexy?

Amazon Author Carver Pike

Facebook Page for Carver Pike

 

Up to Bat Teaser!

#romancesuspense #oneclick Up to Bat!

Buy Links: https://books2read.com/Up-to-BatMJSchuler

Blurb: 
I’ve planned well, studied hard, and dreamed of my future. It keeps me alive, ignoring the things from my painful past. The thing about life is that it can throw a curveball into your path that you can’t anticipate, and plan accordingly.

But life’s cruel. It offers both good and bad, and no time for the right reaction.

My junior year of college should be one of the best but my chance run-in with a loner freshman that harbors deep secrets soon pulls me into her mysterious world.

Unfortunately, her omissions of truth find me in a dangerous place.

Then, I meet Blake Angel. He is one of those curveballs of life…easy on the eyes, and every time we touch, sparks fly. But I can’t. I won’t. I have a game plan, a play-by-play for my future.

Before I realize it, everything has changed. The hidden secrets and lies only confuse me more. Worse, I may not be able to save myself, Samantha Sawyer, from those that now hunt me—and I have no idea why.