We Like It Big Author Spotlight: Cassia Leo


We are ecstatic and honored to be able to bring you all Cassia Leo for our author spotlight. She is an absolute talent and her dedication to her books are commendable. We are so looking forward to finally be meeting her at the Rockin’ the Holidays Indie Reader Bash this coming weekend, 11/2!

Michelle and I are ridiculously HUGE fans of Cassia’s Shattered Hearts Series. We have dubbed Chris Knight (if you don’t know who he is, well.. You better get at it!) our baby daddy. If we had to describe Cassia’s fans in one word, it would be HARDCORE! There’s huge reason for that.. Cassia Leo deserves it! She’s fierce and dedicated and her fans are a direct reflection of that. We were lucky enough to “sit down” with Cassia for a little Q&A session. Enjoy!

When did you first know you wanted to become a writer?

I first knew I wanted to become an author when I was about six years old and I discovered my love of the written word. I became a book addict in first grade and after that I couldn’t stop writing. I didn’t attempt to actually pursue a writing career until a couple of years ago.

Where do you get your best ideas? ie. in the shower? during your first cup of coffee?

I get ideas everywhere. I’m constantly thinking about new material for the books I’m working on and future books. My mind never stops and I sometimes wish it did.

Which of your characters have surprised you the most?

I think Tristan probably surprised me the most. I didn’t plan for him and Senia to get together in Bring Me Home, it just sort of happened. It felt like a force I couldn’t stop. And once I thought about why it would happen, it made perfect sense. But it did surprise me at first. And it really surprised my betas.

In the Shattered Hearts series, how did you decide on such a heavy topic like adoption?

Well, the Shattered Hearts series was born from Claire’s secret. Once I decided what Claire’s secret was, then I began to build the story and the characters (and their back stories.) I just felt like a secret adoption was something that I had never read about. It was an opportunity to explore uncharted territory.

Which of the books you’ve written has garnered the most following?

Definitely the Shattered Hearts series. And I feel that it’s my most well developed story lines. I still think about the characters as if they are real people. I wonder what they’re doing or how they’re doing. I’m a little looney. Well, maybe more than a little.

First word that pops into your head:

Surf: Adam

Social media: Facebook

Rock n roll: Lives

Shattered: Hearts

Chris Knight: Sex

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About the Author:

New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo loves her coffee, chocolate, and margaritas with salt. When she’s not writing, she spends way too much time watching old reruns of Friends and Sex and the City. When she’s not watching reruns, she’s usually enjoying the California sunshine or reading.

She believes in true love and happy endings, and that the most palpable regrets come from watching those two things slip away. Her favorite books and movies are the ones that challenge her mentally and leave her emotionally scarred. Her family has declared her a “method writer” because she gets “in character” while writing. She believes becoming the character is the only way to truly understand him or her. Her dream is to one day score a record deal based on her awesome shower singing skills.

Books By Cassia Leo:

Shattered Hearts Series

Abandon (Coming Soon)

Parallel Spirits




In the Heart of Now (Heart Series #2) by Jo-Anna Walker

In the Heart of Now (A Heart Story #2)
In the Heart of Yesterday (Part 1 – launched in late September)
You’ve been waiting for Rave Black, well HERE HE IS!!!

In the Heart of Now (Heart Series #2)
Jo-Anna Walker





**Note from the author: Due to the mature content and subject of abuse, this book is not intended for younger audiences***

Jesse continues to navigate the hell of high school and dodge her vicious stepfather, trusting in the love and support from the dark and mysterious Rave to get her through.

Yet Rave has his own demons to battle that threaten to pull them apart.

With their already-rocky relationship in jeopardy from rivals at school, Jesse suffers through unfathomable trauma that solidifies her belief that she’s not worthy of love.

Despite his words of devotion, Rave can’t get Jesse to believe him, nor can he let go of a tragic guilt from his past that fuels his temper.

Can Jesse trust Rave’s words and live with no regrets or will his feelings result in a loss of control she can’t deal with?


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For a limited time only — You can get part 1 (In the Heart of Yesterday) for FREE!!! Click here:  Smashwords Only Sale


About The Author:
I’m a new self-published author who just got introduced to
the writing world early 2013. My aunt suggested that I write a story because
I’m an avid reader but I waved it off and left it alone. Well this year, a
story came to me and I went with it. It took me a little bit but I finally got
a story idea that worked and now I can’t stop or control the characters/stories
that keep popping up in my head.

I’m born and raised in Canada and I live with my very wonderful and supportive
husband, Michael. We don’t have any children (yet) unless you count our two
cats. He’s been my rock through this whole new experience for me. I couldn’t
have done it without him and my friends and family.

One of the many things I love about this new chapter in my life is that I’m
learning constantly. It’s never a dull moment and as long as one person likes
my story, I am happy.

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Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills


Book Blurb:

Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any nineteen-year-old girl could desire. She’s an accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, and on her way to Princeton after high school. She’s perfect…

Leaving behind her million-dollar mansion and Jimmy Choos, she becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex.

Then she meets her soulmate. But he doesn’t want her.

When it comes to girls, twenty-five-year-old Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love. His gym and his brother are all he cares about…until he meets Nora. He resists the pull of their attraction, hung up on their six year age difference.

As they struggle to stay away from each other, secrets will be revealed, tempers will flare, and hearts will be broken.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy…where sometimes, the best things in life are Very Bad Things.

Melanie’s 5 (BIG) Star Review:

Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills was an absolute surprise. I had picked up this book after seeing that it was on a temporary sale for 99 pennies and noticed all the fantastic reviews for it. So, on a Sunday afternoon, while finally getting the opportunity for some mommy time at the hair salon, I was breezing through my TBR list and thought, “eh, why not?” as I clicked on this title. Little did I know that this Very Bad thing would turn out to be such a Very good thing!

Going with the theme of the Very Bad Things list that my girl Nora had compiled…

Melanie’s List of the Very Good Things that Made Very Bad Things so Damn Addictive:

1)      Face the twisted past head on

2)      Seduce the hell out of Leo Tate

3)      Get a body piercing on an endogenous zone and lick a tattoo ‘til ones tongue falls off

4)      Create a heady sexual and emotional tug-of-war between the Nora and Leo

5)      Compliment the girl with such crude words like “perfect beautiful tits”

6)      Bed Leo Tate!

I’ve never thought of myself to have an addictive personality; however after getting through this book within a few hours, I’d have to now call myself a liar. A big fat, pants on fire liar. My head was so full of literary excitement and my body taut of sexual tension throughout the entire pages of this book.

Our heroine, Nora Blakely, lives with the remnants of a sick and twisted past. She has bottled up all the cruel things life has thrown at her into a container not even close to being big enough to hold it all in. Bred to define perfection, Nora finally snaps and literally tells the whole world, “Fuck you!” I felt her liberation the moment she stepped off that stage. I was drawn to the overall perplexity of Nora’s character as the book progressed. Reputably packaged in a prim and proper exterior, she fights her way out of it in the most obscene of ways. Creating a list of ways to dust off the goody two shoes image and into a a wild child. I was in this journey with her in full throttle, ready to rock the socks off anyone who came her way.

“My secret hobbies include people watching, composing lists, and knife throwing.” – Nora

Leo Tate…. Oh sweet lord do I want to own this man! Forced to grow up far too quickly in order to care for his younger brother Sebastian, he has vowed to stay far away from committed relationships. Now, I have looked through some reviews out there totally blasting his inability to enter into a relationship with Nora– well, newsflash people…. That was implied at the very beginning of this book! What sort of journey could this have taken the main characters if he was privy to give into it so easily?! Quite frankly, I thought this worked perfectly for the book. A strong, alpha male denying himself of true happiness  was well portrayed. Even though his character fought to stay away from her, their unavoidable connection always lead him back to her.

Nora was a courageous heroine given the ugliness she has faced in her life. Her character may be misunderstood by many– “why is she depending solely on drugs, sex, etc?!” That’s the beauty of this book. Even with a list of very bad things, Nora stayed true to herself. Did she once snort cocaine? Did she have pointless, meaningless sex? Instead of this list bringing her to self destruction, it  freed her from her demons. She fed her need to lose the “perfect girl” reputation that had been created and decided for her. Nora Blakely simply became the Nora Blakely she wanted and chose to be. If that’s not emancipation, I don’t know what is. Ilsa delivered Nora’s character flawlessly.

The provocative scenes between Leo and Nora were out of this world. It left my legs gelatinous and my lady bits swollen. What drove me off the cliff was Nora’s naivety combined with her natural sensual personality.

“I began unbuttoning my shirt, and his eyes followed my progress…I took a deep breath, dropped the towel to the floor and unclasped my bra, letting my size C breasts fall out.” 

Their sexual chemistry was described unbelievably well by the author. I at times had to take quick breaths in succession as I felt the blush creep up my cheeks. It has been so long since a book has been able to do that to me and boy did it invigorate me!

“That was a lesson in clarity Leo,” I said in a small voice. “I have a date tonight with a guy I’ve fucked before, a guy I once had real feelings for. Think about what just happened in here between us and how non-epic it was. Think about me doing that with someone else. Think about how good we could have been.” 

Very Bad Things left me with a massive book hangover. I have yet to pick up another book as I am currently living in a world of denial that my Leo Tate and Nora Blakely are done telling their story– although I am crossing all extremities in hopes Ilsa give us more of them.  Ilsa is a wonderful storyteller. She provided me with an intriguing set of main characters and an enthralling love story. This was definitely a book that i can say- the bigger the better. Bring it on Ilsa!!!

We Like It Big Quote:

“My heart sang, recognizing its mate.”

We Like It Big Eye Candy:

Couple Leo personal-trainer-jessie-pavelka_c Red Head Seduction


We Like It Big Tunes:

Breathe Me- Sia

Happy- Never Shout Never

Faster- Matt Nathanson

Peaches ‘n Cream- 112

About the Author:

lsa Madden-Mills is a loving wife and mother, a loyal friend, and a teacher. When all that is done, she writes. Obsessively.

She spends her days with two small kids, a neurotic cat, and her Viking husband. She collects magnets and rarely cooks except to bake her own pretzels.

When she’s not typing away at a story, you can find her drinking too much Diet Coke, jamming out to Pink, or checking on her carefully maintained chocolate stash.

She loves to hear from from fans and fellow authors. Drop her a line on the contact page.

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Promo Tour – Parallel Spirits By Cassia Leo

Book One in the Carrier Spirits Series from New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo.
After more than three centuries as a carrier spirit, Mara has finally found a willing host in eighteen-year-old Belinda. As a reward for Belinda’s compliance, Mara sets out to help brokenhearted Belinda find love.
With the promise of a new body, Mara dares to hope her plan may work–until Mara and Belinda both fall for sweet and charming Conor. But Mara’s feelings for Conor aren’t her only obstacle.
A spirit with whom Mara shares a dark past is possessing Conor. Now a war is waging inside and outside Belinda’s body and she quickly discovers what Mara has known for centuries:
Falling in love is just as dangerous as battling evil spirits.

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Mara’s POV

They say love is blind, but they’re wrong. Love is the harshest light shined on every insecurity, every weakness, every broken promise. It exposes its victims, laying their bloody hearts bare on a slab of cold stone. Love is not for the fainthearted. Love is for humans. Finding another carrier spirit like me residing inside my best friend’s body wa sunbelievable. Falling in love with my best friend, having learned love’s deadliest lesson long ago, was foolish. Samuel stands at the edge of the water with her cowering in his arms. The moonlight leaps off her black hair lighting up the expression of disbelief in his eyes. “You said our spirits were destined for each other!” I shout at Samuel across the dark beach. “Mara, I am telling you the truth,” he insists. There’s something magical about the beach at night. The way the stars and the moon lay a twinkling blanket over the tumbling surface of the ocean. The black waves exploding into clouds of briny mist. It’s so violent yet so serene. It’s perfect on a night when you can’t decide if you’d rather live or die. I plant my bare feet firmly in the wet sand. “Stop lying, Darius!” I shout. If he wants to call me Mara then I’ll call him by his spirit name as well. A guttural sob builds in my throat and I feel as if I’m being split in half. Half of me wants to die and be done with the miserable business of being human. Half of me wants to return to my life as a carrier spirit, when nothing could harm me—and love couldn’t reach me. My arms are stretched before me as I concentrate on holding in the energy building inside me. The restless sensation that penetrates down to my bones is unbearable. Telekinesis is only useful when you can control it. And right now, I am very out of control.

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Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino

Sweet Thing

Book Blurb:

“You have to teach your heart and mind how to sing together…then you’ll hear the sound of your soul.”

Mia Kelly thinks she has it all figured out. She’s an Ivy League graduate, a classically trained pianist, and the beloved daughter of a sensible mother and offbeat father. Yet Mia has been stalling since graduation, torn between putting her business degree to use and exploring music, her true love.

When her father unexpectedly dies, she decides to pick up the threads of his life while she figures out her own. Uprooting herself from Ann Arbor to New York City, Mia takes over her father’s café, a treasured neighborhood institution that plays host to undiscovered musicians and artists. She’s denied herself the thrilling and unpredictable life of a musician, but a chance encounter with Will, a sweet, gorgeous, and charming guitarist, offers her a glimpse of what could be. When Will becomes her friend and then her roommate, she does everything in her power to suppress her passions-for him, for music-but her father’s legacy slowly opens her heart to the possibility of something more.

Melanie’s 5 (BIG) Star Review:

It’s as if the book gods have decided to shower us with opportunities to review incredible books as of late. Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino is definitely on top of that list. When I am approached by an author for a free copy of a book in exchange for an honest review, I find myself holding my breath and crossing my fingers that it’s a book that I would be able to connect with. Well, I was doing a happy dance within the first few pages of Sweet Thing and had to personally message Renee with a quick note letting her know that I had absolutely fallen in love with her writing. I fell head over heels over her writing style even before I had a chance to fully embrace her characters- this has NEVER, EVER happened to me!!! I am big on characters (especially the heroine) as they drive my relationship with the book. I had to blink away the foreign concept a couple of times just to make sure I wasn’t in la la land, imagining things. Then… BAM! The characters rapidly shaped their way into my heart. It was like the author’s writing being the ultimate climax and then the characters being the unexpected surge of a second leaving me seeing fireworks.

Mia Kelly, a straight laced beautiful young lady who at first glance looks so perfectly put together- someone whose life’s plans are drawn up and harmoniously in tact. Mia’s character was such a conundrum- superbly written, which kept me on my toes. I was so drawn to the heroine that I became Mia Kelly.  I was Mia Kelly who had just lost her father and I was the Mia Kelly trying to figure out what the hell I was doing at a cafe in New York City. She invaded me and completely took the “out of body” experience to a whole new level. Mia goes through the very meaning of self discovery as she hangs in limbo and fights against her life’s passion believing that living the “planned” life is what is best for her. The one and half year journey she undergoes with some of the most engaging people, took me for a tail spin- “do I throw my kindle against my wall or do I persevere through each and every page along with her?”

” She is headed somewhere, possibly the first stop on that brutal journey of self discovery. Like the rest of us, she will have to learn the hard way that we are not always in control. Sometimes it takes the love of others to show us who we really are.” – Lauren on Mia

Wilbur (Will) Ryan’s character is soulful, fascinating, and like Mia, enigmatic. He captured me from the very first time I “laid my eyes on him”.  His lively and expressive personality had me entirely reeling for more. Will was the cause of my 2 day perma-smile (guess I could thank him for the Joker look I’d had to pull off). I don’t think there has been a male character like him I’d ever met. That’s #2 on the “wait did I just say that?!” on this review.  Will Ryan, will you be mine?

“It’s when you realize what mercy killing actually means: it’s when you actually care to the point of tormenting worry. It’s not roses and white horses, it’s fucking brutal, and it can send a person running for the hills. To love is brave, and Will was the bravest person I knew.” – Mia on Will

The author not only gives her readers two very strong main characters, but she surrounds both of them with equally interesting and profound supporting characters. Two of whom I especially loved.

Martha who is a second mother figure to Mia. I thought her character could write fortune cookies and self-help books for a living. Someone who has lived through years of life- who has learned from both the beauty and the ugly of it.

“You have to teach your heart and mind how to sing together… then you’ll hear the sound of your soul.”

And.. Jenny, Mia’s polar opposite best girlfriend. I respected her directness and her ability to be a true friend. She wasn’t afraid to step on Mia’s toes and she knew when to step back. I think that’s a hard medium to give a character.

“Her expression changed from tolerance to sympathy. She had my best interests at heart and I didn’t always like what she had to say, but usually she was right. Sometimes things were as black and white as she saw them, and even though she wanted to help me she knew when to step back- she knew when she couldn’t help.”– Mia on Jenny

Mia and Will’s story isn’t an easy one. It left me frustrated many times and I felt like steam was blowing out of my ears from page to page to page. What kept me from throwing my kindle against the wall was the seamless execution of the story line. Each and every pull and push between Will and Mia and even just Mia herself had a purpose. The author had no intention of leading her readers astray. Each and every exasperating emotion she extracted from me were all so worth while. No reader ever wants straightforward and smooth sailing. We are all driven by the ups and downs, the passion, and ultimately the blissful release at the end of the book. This had it all.

What really blew my mind was that Renee was able to comprehensively build in all four types of love between Mia and Will. They had an undeniable affection (1) towards each other which came so naturally, from the very first time they came into each other’s lives- whether unconsciously for Mia and blatantly obvious to Will.  A friendship (2) that fell into their laps which both were so certain about and one that many in a lifetime would pay millions for. A relentlessness romance (3) that could cause tears of joy and grief. One that Mia so fought against and Will to hide behind in fear of losing his one and only. Finally an unconditional love (4) that had quickly built between the two. The magical chemistry they share with each other was truly the icing on the cake for me. Will’s ability to put himself last, in order for Mia to find herself- to deal with the loss of her father and  to find her life’s meaning was brutally grand. Their uphill battle of a love story is by far the most worthwhile I’ve read in a long while.

Sweet Thing was a mystical read. I could see exactly why Renee Carlino was picked up by a Publisher and the book a USA bestseller.  I thank you, Miss Carlino for bringing me out of my book funk and for breaking an all time “this has never happened to me” record. I look forward to Will’s POV and to many, many more from you.

I Like It Big Quotes:

“Wisdom is not the same as information; It’s something entirely different. It’s often mistaken for good advice, but wisdom cannot be imparted to someone. Wisdom can only be earned; it’s a byproduct of experience, not necessarily knowledge, otherwise I would be stalking Oprah right now, begging for a transfusion”. 

“the memory is a reminder of who I am among all the chaos that is life”.

“it’s a sign of pure pain and pure surrender when your soul cries without any fight from your body”

“I grabbed a piece of cheese, ate it, and then drank the tequila, slower that recommended. I’m sure. Gross! That was disgusting. Your theory sucks, Will”….  “I know, I just though we needed an ice breaker.”

” You know I’ve been doing that yoga stuff with Beverly over at the senior center?” There was a long pause.. I turned to read Paddy’s expression. He looked thoroughly disappointed. “But we’re Catholic, Joe.”

“Whatever you need me to be, I’ll be! Friends? Fine! Best friends? Great! I’ll do it, because I want you in my life more than anything I have ever wanted.”

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biting Camilla (1)   cuddling mia playing piano tip toes will playing guitar Will

I Like It Big Tunes:

You Got Growin’ Up To Do- Joshua Radin

Falling In Love At a Coffee Shop- Landon Pigg

Dream- Priscilla Ahn

Magic- Colbi Calliat

I Like This Author Big:

Renee’s first friends were the imaginary kind and even though her characters haven’t gone away, thankfully the delusions have. She admits she’s a wildly hopeless romantic and she blames 80’s movies staring Molly Ringwald for that. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on the next book, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.

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Double Full by Kindle Alexander

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Double Full
By kindle Alexander

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Up and coming football hero, Colton
Michaels, makes a Hail Mary pass one night in the college locker room that
results in the hottest, sexiest five days of his young life. However,
interference after the play has him hiding his past and burying his future in
the bottom of a bottle. While Colt seems to have it all, looks can be deceiving,
especially when you’re trapped so far in a closet that you can’t see your way
out. When ten years of living his expected fast-lane lifestyle lands him engaged
to his manipulative Russian supermodel girlfriend, he decides it’s time to call
a new play.

Jace Montgomery single-handily built the largest all-star
cheerleading gym in the world, driven by a need to forget a life-altering
encounter with a handsome quarterback a decade ago. His reputation as an
excellent coach, hard-nosed business man, and savvy entrepreneur earned him
respect in the sometimes catty world of competitive cheerleading. When Jace
learns of his ex-lover’s plans to marry, his heart executes a barrel roll and
his carefully-placed resolve tumbles down without a mat to absorb the shock. Can
his island escape help him to finally let go of the past and move his life

I was given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.

Wow … I thought this was going to be a fun light read…
Boy… Was I wrong…
It was so much more. I can’t say I can
related to their problems… Because I can’t.
This book deals with some deep issues.

This book made me happy and sad!!
Some of the parts in this book just broke my heart!! I will never get why people get so threaten when two
people from the same sex are together. I don’t understand why it’s a big deal…

Right from the start…

You know your in for a ride!!! The chemistry between  Jace & Colton is pretty hot & heavy.

Colton has been keeping a BIG secrete for four years! He has the hots for Jace
Montgomery!! He pretty much has been stalking the guy!!…lol

“I’ve traveled all over the world with you, cheer boy. I know what you drink. I know
you eat almost no meat, but tons of seafood. You like fresh, raw foods as opposed to cooked. See?”

But he never acted on his feelings until he saw his opportunity.
So when Colton finally worked up enough nerve to be with Jace…he took it!

“I was just thinking. I’m relieved I finally got up
enough balls and made a move. I wasn’t lying; I’ve been watching you since we
were freshmen. I couldn’t ever get up the nerve to talk to. I knew if I didn’t
do it tonight, we’d graduate, and I lose my chance.”

The thing is…Jace it out & proud… while Colton is in the closet. Being a quarterback and the
main guy on campus…and expected to be drafted in the NFL… Being open is just
not an option for him.

But, despite all that Colton wanted to try.. He wanted to be happy…and Jace made him happy.

“I haven’t ever done this before. It’s probably dumb. I just wanted it special for you. You’ve made me
happy. I always envisioned you laughing at me if I ever approached you. I can’t
remember ever being content before. I just wanted to give that back to you,”

They only had 5 days of happiness before it was ripped apart from them.
But those 5 days changed both Colts & Jace’s life forever.He was Blackmailed into giving up his love. To protect him… He didn’t fight it…
Something Colt will always regret! Now, fast forward 10 years…they are both still trying to cope with their life’s without each other.
On colts wedding day…he finally snapped out of it & went after the love of his life… Jace.

“I’m honestly exhausted, both emotionally and physically,
but I haven’t wanted a drink since I left New York. You can trust that’s a first
for me. You’ve been kind to me. I would’ve groveled and begged. I was all set to
do anything to get you back. I can’t erase the doubt I put between us, but I’m
here, and I’ll spend the rest of my life doing what it takes to keep us together.”

“I…it took me some time to get over you. I was so into you by the time we got back, our break up tore me up pretty good. I didn’t
do so well when I first got out of college. I Kinda let my mom down some. That first year, I moved back home and took a job telemarketing. How lame is that?”

I loved how much they loved each other. & how much Colt tried
to prove to Jace that he can be a man worthy of his love.Colt let other
people rule his life for so long. He knew he had messed up.

“I put that doubt in you, and I’m sorry. I’ll carry the burden of knowing I hurt you for the
rest of my life. But I can’t make us right if you keep your feelings all bottled up inside. ”

This book was definitely a good read! You get the HEA ending…

But it’s far from over. & I can’t wait until Full Disclosure book 2 in the Nice Guys series comes out! So we can find out what happens to colt & Jace!!

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Best Selling, and newly award winning (whooo hooo!) Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next! Happily married with too many children, and dogs, living in the suburbs of Dallas.

Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life – I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations – regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal… I don’t want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I’m going to tell you about Kindle.

I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I’ll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died – weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn’t have to be alone.

That time in my life was terrible. It’s everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.

Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness – it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. it never happened.

Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to meet my writing partner. I would have never gotten through those dark days without her unwavering support and guidance. There wasn’t a time she wasn’t there for me. For the first time I used the hand offered. I know without question I wouldn’t be here today without her. It takes a special person to come stand beside someone at a time like that. I will love her forever. I could go on and on about both of them, but I won’t and now you know a little more About Me.