Review and Giveaway: In Peace Lies Havoc

In Peace Lies Havoc (Midnight Mayhem #1)Title: In Peace Lies Havoc
Author: Amo Jones
Publication Date: November 5, 2019
Genre: Dark Romance; Romantic Suspense
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Oh the angst! This story played out perfectly, like a masterpiece slowly building until you finally reach the crescendo. Dove and Kingston were perfection. And the Brothers of Kiznitch…sigh…

This book was not only mysterious, it was sexy as hell and left me speechless! In the world of Mayhem, what choice do you have but to submit. This author never fails to deliver on the strong heroines. Dove is no different. She has darkness beneath her beauty, but this girl is a fighter.

If you think you’re ready for this, think again. With characters you’ll fall in love with, twists that leave your mind spinning, and a phenomenal story-line, In Peace Lies Havoc is a book you don’t want to miss!

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My name is Dove Hendry.
Mine is Kingston Axton.
I was captured by darkness.
She has always been ours…
They groomed me for Midnight Mayhem. Like a trained possession, weak against their control.
She has been conditioned with our blood for years. She just doesn’t know it yet…
But Midnight Mayhem was the stained glass that concealed a very dark culture.
A culture that she is about to become the center of.
The Brothers of Kiznitch come in fours, and they’re not happy about me being hustled into their acts.
Or are we? Careful, Little Bird. A warning is a warning for a reason…
But there’s something uglier that has been haunting me for years upon years. So ugly that I have never seen its face. I never had to. I’d hear his whispers through my internal screams, feel his shadow brush against my nightmares. He was my the monster that tormented me.
And maybe lived under your bed…
When I started Midnight Mayhem, his presence faded.
His whispers were silenced.
His shadow dissolving without a trace.
I wondered why that was.
She didn’t have to wonder for long…

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Sneak Peek behind Kennedy Ryan’s New All The King’s Men Duet!


Kennedy Ryan’s All The King’s Men Duet, an all-new powerful and emotional story is coming October 28th, and we have the FIRST SNEAK PEEK!

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Power. Passion. Betrayal.

RITA® Award-winning author Kennedy Ryan delivers the epic first installment of the All the King’s Men Duet.

Raised to rule, bred to lead and weaned on a diet of ruthless ambition. In a world of haves and have nots, my family has it all, and I want nothing to do with it.My path takes me far from home and paints me as the black sheep. At odds with my father, I’m determined to build my own empire. I have rules, but Lennix Hunter is the exception to every one of them. From the moment we meet, something sparks between us. But my family stole from hers and my father is the man she hates most. I lied to have her, and would do anything to keep her. Though she tries to hate me, too, the inexorable pull between us will not be denied.

And neither will I.

Check out my review of this amazing book!

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WOW! This book was beyond epic! Ms. Ryan did an amazing job making these characters seem so very real. The amount of research that must have gone into writing this book is astonishing and I applaud the author for this.

This incredible story was chalked full of love, angst and hot as hell sexy times. Lennix and Maxim were a classic case of meeting the right person, dare I say THE ONE, at the wrong time. The wait was worth it to see these two finally get where they needed to be, but that cliffhanger!!!! I need the next book!


This cover is to die for!! This is romantic and swoon-worthy and, quick, someone hand me a fan! Aren’t Nick & Mina everything?


Title: Hold Me Today
Series: Put A Ring On It #1
Author: Maria Luis
Genre: Sexy Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
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Models: Zack & Dina
Release Date: January 17, 2019


Rock bottom has never felt so good.

At least, that’s what I tell myself when I bargain with the enemy and score a renovation for my hair salon.

The enemy? Nick Stamos, my best friend’s older brother.

He’s got a body and face the Greek gods would envy but his personality needs a major overhaul.

He’s surly.

A rule-follower.

Did I mention he’s seen me naked?

I may have crushed on him for years, but the only place I want Nick swinging his hammer nowadays is at my salon.

Except, he needs something in return. . .

A fake girlfriend.

And I’m just reckless enough to say yes.



Maria Luis is the author of sexy contemporary romances, though she may or may not have a few historical romances hiding in the cobwebs of her computer.

When she’s not writing about strong men and the sassy women who sweep them off their feet, Maria is a historian who specializes in medieval England and 19th century New Orleans. What do the two eras have in common, you ask? Not much, except for disease, scandalous activities and crime–Maria’s favorite topics.

Maria lives in New Orleans with her better half, where she can generally be found hiking with her two dogs, Zeus and Athena, kayaking in Louisiana’s inter-coastal waterways, or curled up on the couch with a good book.


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Rock Rebel is now available!


“Tara Leigh has written her best Nothing But Trouble Book with Rock Rebel.

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He’s a rock star with a secret, she’s a pop princess with a painful past – can their forbidden romance survive, or will their lies destroy them both?
I’ve earned my bad reputation.
A few years ago, I was New York City’s hottest classical music prodigy. But I wanted something else, something more. So I chased my real dream, and now… I’m rock royalty. Dax Hughes, lead guitarist of Nothing but Trouble. But to my family and former Juilliard classmates, I’m an outcast. A misfit. A rebel.
They’re not entirely wrong. I don’t give a damn what other people think, and I’m all for breaking the rules… except when it comes to our new opening act, Verity Moore.
Rock gods don’t tour with pop princesses.
It’s not personal. Actually, under that fallen diva reputation, Verity’s incredibly talented. And her fiery redheaded personality is… intriguing. But I’m convinced the skeletons in Verity’s closet are as scandalous as my own, and when we’re not sparring, she has a way of drawing out all those secrets I’m determined to keep hidden.
Yeah. Verity Moore is definitely off-limits . . .
But since when do I give a damn about the rules?




Tara Leigh is a multi-published author of steamy contemporary romance. A former banker on Wall Street, she graduated from Washington University and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, but she much prefers spending her days with fictional boyfriends than analyzing financial spreadsheets. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children, and fur-baby, Pixie. She is represented by Jessica Alvarez, of Bookends Literary Agency.




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Holy wow! What a wild angsty ride this was. This book had me gasping in disbelief a couple of times then swooning with the feels in the next breath.

Hutton Everest was a numbers guy for his brother’s multi-million dollar company. He was also sexy and hard to resist.

Ally Edward’s has a secret. One that will tear them apart before they rely get a chance to get started. Unless she can convince her royal parents otherwise.


I loved the relationship that developed between Ally and Hutton. They were both out of their element but willing to try for their happily ever after. It seemed throughout that there were obstacles to overcome. Whether it was her self doubt in being able to have both him and the crown or the arranged marriage set by her parents to her parents themselves. There was lots of angsty goodness to be had.


This is a must read! Those Everest brothers are almost as sexy as the Crow Brothers. I fell in love with Ethan and swoony lust with Hutton. I can’t wait to see what happens with Bennett! #iclimbedmteverest

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Being bad never felt so good.

I fell for Ally the moment I saw her. Who doesn’t like a confident, intelligent woman with curves I could spend days exploring?

Who am I kidding?
I have.
Many times.

Our story ended abruptly when she packed her bags and left like we weren’t meant to be. We are. So I’m calling her bluff. That’s how I ended up thousands of miles from home, standing next to a man who claims to be her fiancé.

Being good has never felt so bad.

When it comes to a successful man with an incredible body and biteable jaw aka Hutton . . . let’s just say willpower is not my strong suit.

Need more?
Try bad-boy American.
You’re welcome.

Embracing my newfound good girl status, I do the right thing and start my reign. My desires no longer matter. The monarchy, the people, and my country do. There is no place for love in this new life.

But I never expected to see him again, much less standing next to my royally appointed soon-to-be fiancé.

As if that didn’t complicate things, he’s wearing a perfectly tailored tuxedo and my favorite smirk. I straighten my crown and adjust my dress, realizing this good girl never stood a chance. I’ll take the bad reputation if I get him.

~Being Bad Never Felt So Good~


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My name is Avery Decker, and my story isn’t for the faint of heart. It is about revenge and hatred, misery and violence. I wasn’t always this way even though it was in my blood. I grew up happy and in love with my best friend until she betrayed me and walked away. After that, I fell into the deep, dark world I was meant for.

Presleigh Clarke’s actions turned me into the ruthless man I am today. Too bad for her, I believe people should pay for the things they have done. The more painful and messier, the better. I get off on making people bleed. It feeds my inner demon, and right now, he is starving. She crossed me once, so now she’ll know what it’s like to fear me. But not all stories end the way you think they will … mine certainly didn’t.

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Since it’s so close to Christmas, I think I will do a five days til Christmas giveaway. Starting on Dec. 19th and ending on Dec. 24th, I will have a giveaway a day.

I have some great giveaways planned including, ebooks, signed books and a new Kindle Fire. Spread the word and thanks for loving my blog 💋


Author Interview and Giveaway!

Author Interview

I had a great time this week fostering S.M. Phillips for #FosterAnAuthor3!  I loved interviewing her and learning about this new to me author!

Thank you so much for being here and doing this interview for Obsessive Book Whore!

OBW: How long on average does it take you to write a book?

Steph: Right now that can vary. My youngest hates it when I get the laptop out, but I can usually write a book anywhere between 6-12 weeks.

OBW: What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

Steph: I used to research quite a lot, but then I realised my mind wandered and I’d end up on Facebook or watching YouTube tutorials, so now I research only when I have too. I like to make things up as I go a lot too.

OBW: Do you have a favorite book or author quote?

Steph: My favourite book of all time is Harry Potter. I always re-read it every year and my favourite quote is ‘always.’

OBW: What is your favorite movie?

Steph: Dirty Dancing and Beauty & the Beast.

OBW: What is the first book that made you cry?

Steph: New Moon when Edward left and I’m not ashamed to say I had full on ugly cry tears on a packed out tram on the way home from work.

OBW: How many hours a day do you write?

Steph: I don’t usually go off hours, but I always aim to hit between 3-6k words a day. If I manage that then I’m a happy lady.

OBW: If you were to date one of your characters, who would it be and why?

Steph: Oh, this is hard. If I had to choose it would be Max Wild as he was the first Alpha that I unleashed into the world. But my bad boy Jensen Blake comes a close second! 

OBW: How do you select the names of your characters?

Steph: As strange as this may sound they just come to me as I write.

OBW: What is a must have while your writing?

Steph: Coffee, coffee and lots more coffee. Can you tell I’m obsessed with Coffee?

OBW: Ahhhhh, a girl after my own heart. ❤

OBW: Do you have any interesting writing quirks? 

Steph: I like to write by hand and then type it all up.

OBW: Where do you find your inspiration for your books and characters?

Steph: Inspiration can hit me at any time. My current project came to me while I was putting my youngest to bed and I had to run downstairs to quickly jot it down.

OBW: What book have you recently read that you would highly recommend?

Steph: I have just finished reading Girls and Boys by M.B Feeney. It’s a perfect nostalgia read taking you right back to the heart of the 90’s.

OBW: What is your favorite genre to read?

Steph: Romance. I’m an absolute sucker for a happy ending.

OBW: Do you have any hobbies?

Steph: Yes, I love to Netflix and chill and I love to see my girls too.

OBW: Halloween is just around the corner…what is your favorite sinful treat?

Steph: Chocolate covered pretzels.

OBW: Where can people stalk you?

Steph: Please feel free to stalk me on any of the following social platforms… the more the better as I love me some stalkers 😉

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Author Interview and Giveaway!

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I had the pleasure of Fostering Author Anne Mercier this week for #FosterAnAuthor3. We have known each other for a while and I loved working with her this week and having so much fun doing it!

One of the things I wanted to do was get others that haven’t read her books to get to know her and

Sooooo… let’s get to it!!

OBW: Hi, Anne!  Thank you so much for being here and doing this interview for Obsessive Book Whore!  

AM: I’m so honored!  Thank you for the opportunity!

OBW: For those who don’t know you, can you tell the readers a little about yourself and your books?

AM: Well, I’ve loved writing all of my life. I got married at a young age and was a stay-at-home mom, so my kids were my priority. When they got older (teens) is when I started taking writing seriously—about 2004. I submitted the first book I ever completed to an agent and she signed me off of that book. That was before self-publishing was popular so everything went to traditional publishers. Well, turns out that book had what my agent called the “Goldilocks” syndrome: It was either too hot, or not hot enough. Basically, that was about the time when you had erotic romance or romance, there was no in-between. Everything was cut and dried. So, that book just didn’t make the cut. After working on another book, then starting another, I lost my focus due to personal things in my life, so writing went on the back burner for a while.

In 2012, I got back into reading in a major way. I read and read and read some more. Then in 2014 a friend asked me why I was reading and writing reviews when I could be writing my own books. I didn’t have an answer other than I was afraid. Of course I was! I mean, hello! This is part of my soul!  Anyway, I started writing the book Whispered Truths, but about a quarter of the way into it, the characters from the Rockstars series were too loud and demanding. They wanted their story told right then and there. I shelved WT for the time being and wrote Falling Down (Rockstar book 1) in three weeks. I got it ready and published it on September 2, 2014. Three weeks later it became an Amazon Bestseller reaching number 21 on the charts. It was crazy. I wasn’t ready or prepared, but people wanted more. So, I found someone to help me field messages and emails, etc., then I wrote Blush, Rockstar Book 2, which was released on December 9, 2014; and A Very Xander Christmas (Rockstar Book 2.5, short story) on December 14, 2014.  The rest, they say, is history.

In the last three years, I wrote and wrote and wrote some more.  

The series I have available are:

The Rockstar series (12 books to date)

Adult contemporary romance with graphic sex and tons of F bombs and swearing as rockers seem to do, lots of laughs, and a huge sense of family. This is not your typical Rockstar series by any means. It also has a touch of mafia which will lead to a spinoff at a later date.  There will be six or seven more books in the series before it’s complete.

The Truths series (one book so far)

Mature young adult series—mature in that it has graphic sex and explicit language, best friends helping each other through some difficult times. The parents are the “bad guys” for more than one character in this series. There will be four more books in the series before it’s concluded. I don’t have any dates for publication.

The Way series (two books so far).

This series begins after high school graduation and moves into college. These first two books are about loss and depression, coping with grief, bullies, starting over, and finding love. There will likely be three or four more books in this series before it’s complete.

The Forbidden Fantasies series (one book so far).

This will be a series of erotic short stories where couples get to act out their forbidden fantasies. This series is up in the air as far as how many short stories will be in it. So far I have two more in mind, but there may be more before the series is complete.

So, you see, there’s something for everyone.


OBW: How long on average does it take you to write a book?

AM: It usually takes me anywhere from three weeks to three months—usually a month or so.

OBW: What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

AM: Depending on the book, I research quite a bit. In the book Ballad in which the heroine, Nicole, had leukemia and was undergoing treatments, it took a lot of extensive research to get the facts right. Each book has it’s own level of research—from music to PTSD, geography and direction, etc. Even writing fiction requires doing your homework.

OBW: Do you have a favorite book or author quote?

AM: I have many favorite books but off the top of my head I can name three that I always go back to for re-reads:  Waiting On The Sidelines duet by Ginger Scott, the Manwhore series by Katy Evans, and 180 Seconds by Jessica Park. They always help me, as a writer, regain my focus.

    Favorite quotes:

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Maya Angelou

OBW: What is your favorite movie?

AM: Again, I can’t name one. It’s just impossible! The Hunger games movies. Deadpool. You’ve Got Mail, While You Were Sleeping.  

OBW: What is the first book that made you cry?

AM: I’m pretty sure it was The Heart of Devin MacKade by Nora Roberts or Love’s Encore by Sandra Brown. They were the first authors that I binged on—thank you mom!. I started with the smaller, thinner books—Harlequin or Loveswept, then worked my way through every single book they’d written. I admit not to being up to date on everything currently.

OBW: How many hours a day do you write?

AM: I prefer to write in shorter increments unless the words are flowing. Then I write longer. Usually I write for 4-6 hours… but 8 or more if the characters are chattering.

OBW: If you were to date one of your characters, who would it be and why?

AM: Oh boy.  This is a tough one. I could pick Jesse Kingston, the dirty talking alpha rocker who’d be sure to pleasure me over and over. I could pick the romantic Kyle Cooper from Whispered Truths or the hot-hottie Sebastian Smith from The Way series… I’m sure people are expecting me to pick Xander from the Rockstar series, but I don’t think that’s who I’d pick—even though it’d be a guaranteed fun time.  I think I’d pick Cage Nichols from the Rockstar book Amplify (Book 3 in the series). He’s one of those quiet men with deep thoughts and a big heart. He’s dangerous and ruthless when he needs to be but with his woman, he’s giving and caring and sensitive. To me, he’s the whole package. He’s even funny in ways he doesn’t even know. *swoon*

OBW: How do you select the names of your characters?

AM: I had a list of favorite names that I started with. I also researched Italian names since there are so many Italian characters in my Rockstar series. That took some time and still does. Now, I look at my reader’s names, mostly in my Facebook Rockstar group, and use them—which they approve of!  The male names—I’ve made a huge list—I’ve also done this for last names. Last names are the trickiest for me. They have to sound right with the first name, if that makes sense. Naming characters is a tricky business! Lol

OBW: What is a must have while your writing?

AM: Music. I have to have music while I’m writing. Writing is what gets my creative juices flowing (ha! I said ‘juices’… that’s almost as bad as moist!)

OBW: Do you have any interesting writing quirks?

AM: Kinda. I need something to drink—preferably caffeinated—and usually some kind of chewy candy like Mike & Ike’s or gummy bears. I need to be alone—mostly—when I’m writing otherwise I lose focus. I hate getting interrupted… it pisses me off like nothing else. It’s like… do you not see me working over here? Grr. ❤

OBW: Where do you find your inspiration for your books and characters?

AM: Honestly? I don’t know. They’re just there—the storylines. The characters develop as soon as I start writing. I don’t outline on paper, but I have a pretty good idea where the story is going to go and what the characters look like before I get started, but I really don’t find out who they are until they show me. Writing is seriously awesome!

OBW: What book have you recently read that you would highly recommend?

AM: I can recommend three:  Wicked Beginnings (Wicked Bay Book 1) by LA Cotton; Nineteen Letters by Jodi Perry; and 180 Seconds by Jessica Park.  Those three books are hanging with me long after I’ve finished them. I love when books do that.

OBW: What is your favorite genre to read?

AM: Contemporary romance—lately I’ve been into young adult, mature young adult, or college-type setting.

OBW: Do you have any hobbies?

AM: I’m pretty boring, I think. My hobbies are reading, listening to music, watching movies or favorite TV shows. Really, that’s about all. See? Boring!

OBW: Halloween is just around the corner…what is your favorite sinful treat?

AM: You might think this is weird, but my favorite Halloween candy is candy corn. I think it’s because we don’t get it all that often. As far as chocolate/candy bars go: Milky Way or Dove with caramel. Really, anything with caramel. I’m a caramel whore. I admit this freely and without shame. ❤

OBW: Where can people stalk, errr get in contact with you?

AM: I love being stalked… uh, contacted/followed!!  If you’re on Facebook, please join my AM Rockstars group ( It’s so much fun. Everyone gets along, we try very hard to keep it drama free and so far we’re succeeding, we talk about books, boys, and things going on in our lives. It’s a wonderful group of people who are insta-friends and, to me, feel like family.

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Still by Kennedy Ryan is LIVE!!!


Still is a masterpiece of love, lust and human feeling. Poetic and sexy beyond compare, Still will have you turning everything you know upside down and laughing, crying and panting through Grip and Bristol’s journey. Five ‘bruising’ stars!”

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I’ll be there.

Through thick and thin.

Ride or die.

You can count on me.

The promises people make. The vows we take.

Assumptions of the heart.

Emotion tells us how we feel, but life…life has a way of plunging us in boiling water, burning away our illusions, testing our faith, trying our convictions.

Love floating is a butterfly, but love tested is an anchor.

For Grip and Bristol,

Love started at the top of the world

On a Ferris wheel under the stars

But when that love is tested, will they fly or fall?

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Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who find a way to thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Georgia families living with Autism, Kennedy has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other outlets as a voice for families living with autism.

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