Book Review: Roman by Heidi McLaughlin & Amy Briggs

I haven’t written a book review in a minute. Why? Because I’m swallowed in my own writing to give my fellow authors a fair chance. But when one of your favorite indie authors pairs up with another fantastic author you line up for a chance to read the words. That’s what happened here.

I have read Heidi and Amy’s work. I love their style, and their prose. They can write intense characters but also bring in the sweetest or romances. When I heard that this was a dual venture in the paranormal world, I was even more excited. Paranormal and fantasy were my first loves in books.

Now the book, Roman. Roman is intense, and he should be. I like his character a lot. He’s well developed and the reader easily falls into his story. There is depth and value in him. Roman is likable and likable quickly.

Now Fiona, I’m a bit bias, I like her name. She is the one that at first I wasn’t sure about until the story built. Fiona also has depth and she brings a whole lot to the relationship and story development. Now that I’ve read the story through, I get Fiona and I love her. Trust these ladies, they know what they’re doing with their characters. Two thumbs up on character development.

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Now, Heidi and Amy nailed the story and plot. They created a world that was easily followed but also had layers of complication that added twists. I’m not one to giveaway plots and high point conflicts so you have to read the book but they nailed it here. Seriously, good work.

Roman and Fiona struggle and fight against all odds to be together. Heidi and Amy do a good job leading a reader down a great journey, a journey I highly recommend you take.

Only thing I’m disappointed with is that this is a stand alone. I wish there was more, but I always do when I love the characters. Who doesn’t?

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Title: Roman

Series: The Clutch Series: Book One

Authors: Heidi McLaughlin and Amy Briggs

Genre: Vampire Romance

Release: March 29, 2018

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38616158-roman

 

Blurb:

Everything about him tells her to stay away, yet she can’t seem to get the vampire out of her mind.

For Roman, humans are the bane of his existence always having to follow their rules. In all his years, he’s never needed one, until now.

For Fiona, vampires are off limits, evil members of society, until the one known as Roman crosses her path and shows her he’s no different than her.

 

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2GwvCus

Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/2I6XP8c

iTunes: https://apple.co/2GclyaA

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2pKyF7M

 

Praise for Roman:

What a fabulous collaboration! Amy and Heidi rocked the paranormal romance world venturing into the unknown with their first go ahead. Roman was so much than I expected.” ~ Amazon Review

 

“Amy Briggs and Heidi McLaughlin are a duo to watch! Roman was intense, romantic, sexy, and beautiful, but it was also so much more than a love story.” ~ Amazon Review

 

Heidi Author Bio:

Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.

When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, will be in theaters on October 27, 2017, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe.

 

Heidi Social Media Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorHeidiMcLaughlin

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeidiJoVT

Website: http://www.heidimclaughlin.com

Newsletter: http://bit.ly/HeidiNews

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heidimclaughlinauthor/

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6568302.Heidi_McLaughlin

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Heidi-McLaughlin/e/B00AV872O8

 

Amy Author Bio:

Amy Briggs is a Texas based writer. Formerly a firefighter and EMT in New Jersey living next to a military base, Amy was initially drawn to creating stories around emergency services and the military, and draws on her experiences to show the depth and emotional side of the lifestyle. Her love of fairy tales carries through each of her novels and she hopes to inspire readers to fall in love with love.

 

Amy’s Social Media Links:

Facebook – www.facebook.com/amybriggsauthor

Bookbub – http://bit.ly/2jNIxtr

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/amybriggs23

Twitter – www.twitter.com/amybriggs23

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Amy-Briggs/e/B01F2TA4UY/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

My reader group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/AmyBriggsRedHotReaders/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15144820.Amy_Briggs

 

Giveaway:

Direct Link:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/81aa78941751

 

 

 

Author Interview: Nancee Cain

Today, I am SO excited to introduce to you one of my favorite authors, Nancee Cain. She is one of few people to hold my hand in this industry, and probably one of the few authors I can say I pray for them to hit it big, because they truly deserve it. I can’t wait to share you her work!

Without further delay, here is Nancee Cain, romance with a serrated edge!

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Nancee Cain ❤
1. Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? Do you write full time?
I’m Nancee Cain and I live in the backwoods of Alabama. I work full time as a nurse/counselor in the field of addiction. I’m addicted to coffee, my TBR pile is ridiculously long and I love to stalk my favorite authors for signed swag. I’m an autograph collector and amateur photographer.
2. How did you get into writing
I’ve written stories since I was a kid. In Jr. High School my goal was to make my friends cry with my horrible, angsty short stories.
3. What does your writing space look like? Do you want to share a photo?
I work in a corner of my bedroom. And no, I’m afraid you’d call Hoarders on me.
4. Do you have a favorite book of your own? If not, which book was the hardest to write? 
Wow. That’s like asking which is your favorite child. Saving Evangeline was my first published, so it’s really close to my heart. My just released novel, The Resurrection of Dylan McAthie is my very first completed novel. And Tempting Jo was just fun to write. There’s a lot of me in Jo.
5. Pick one of your books (if you have more than one), and if it were being made into a movie, who would play the lead roles? Why?
The Resurrection of Dylan McAthie. He’s actually a bit too old for the role, but Jared Leto is how I picture Dylan, and Hannah James as Jennifer Adams.
6. If someone is brand new to your work, what book do you think they should start with?
It depends. If they like paranormal, Saving Evangeline. Contemporary, The Resurrection of Dylan McAthie.
7. What would you like readers to take away from your writing?
Life isn’t perfect. We all face hardship. But life is easier and 100% better when you find the person who “gets you” and loves you, flaws and all.
8. Anything else you’d like to share with your readers?
I LOVE hearing from my readers. I’m always on fb/twitter/instagram. Come find me!
Thank you Nancee for visiting us. I look forward to celebrating your official release Wednesday!
❤ Tata,
Fiona

*Author Spotlight Announcement*

I am excited to announce my first Author in FT Writes Author Spotlight: Nancee Cain!

If even more appropriate, Nancee Cain was my first book review on the blog. I am excited to feature this beautiful author and friend.

What to expect? A blog interview, book intros and a release blitz of her upcoming book, and will end in my personal take over of her Reader Group called Cain Raisers. Click on the link to join her absolute fun group! We will be giving away Amazon gift cards and books!

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New Blog Feature: Author Spotlight

I have been having a blast getting to know some awesome authors and I think it would be great that you guys get to know them too.

I am starting a new Author Spotlight feature on the blog and Facebook page. They will be featured on the page and on the blog for one week, twice a month (second and 4th or last week of the month). A blog interview, book teasers, giveaways (all up to the author of course), and just all around some fun with the authors you love.

If you are an author or know an author interested in being in the Author Spotlight click here.

 

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This is always fun! I absolutely love when I can participate in a blitz for a fellow author. Check this sweet cover out! Congratulations S.M. Lumetta! (You can now officially visit her in our Hall of Fame!)

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Series: Bodhi Beach #1 (Standalone)

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Cover Design: S.M. Lumetta Release Date: April 17, 2017

BLURB

What’s a little sex between friends?

Sophie Fordham never thought much about motherhood until her body forced her to. With the onset of early menopause, she knows if she wants to have a baby, it’s now or never. So what’s a single, financially-strapped girl to do? Go with what you know, of course.

Fox Monkhouse has been Sophie’s gorgeous best friend since preschool. This sun-kissed surfer boy has no shortage of ladies, but she’s hoping he’ll put that aside to help her out. As there’s never been anything romantic between the two, things get awkward when she asks him to put a bun in her oven—especially since it has to be done the old-fashioned, no-pants dance way.

 

When Fox agrees to do the deed, Sophie is ecstatic. But she soon realizes that this chance at a baby could cost her everything. Keeping sex and emotions separate is clearly not in her wheelhouse especially when her best friend is involved. If their relationship can’t evolve into something new, their unusual arrangement could destroy the friendship of a lifetime.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32939411-fox

PRE-ORDER LINK

iBooks: http://apple.co/2nhyYog

AUTHOR BIO

S.M. Lumetta was born in Detroit, MI, and now resides in NYC. Since she was small, she has adored storytelling in all its forms, especially books and films. Sooner and later, she figured out that since her love of words was overwhelming, she had no choice but to take the words in mind and share them. Romance is her favorite read, but horror and crime novels are a close second. She loves to travel and has a bucket list of places to visit long enough for several lifetimes. She also has a plethora of unnecessary t-shirts, a penchant for sarcasm, and a unholy love for the oxford comma.

AUTHOR LINKS  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smlumetta

Website: http://www.smlumetta.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/smlumetta

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smlumetta/

GIVEAWAY

There is a giveaway for signed copies of You Are Here and Felony Ever After (original cover)

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