Book Recommendations, Shameless Plugs

Spotlight: Autumn Jones Lake & The Lost Kings MC Series

Photo Credit / Copyright: Autumn Jones Lake

In the middle of the night roughly 2 years ago, I had just gotten my toddler back to sleep and was totally WIRED. So, I scrolled down my Amazon recommendations and saw a box set on sale called Road to Royalty (Lost Kings MC Box Set): Limited Edition Lost Kings MC Books #1 – #3. Now normally I would have probably just skipped right by it but the Book Gods and Goddesses were looking out for me that night and I immediately one-clicked it.

What I found was a little piece of motorcycle heaven wrapped in what is now almost 13 books. The Lost Kings MC Series is not like any other MC series I have read. It is the only one I have 100% devoured. It is the only one I am 100% loyal to as well. I simply fell in love.

What drew me in back on that fateful (just kidding) night was the main heroine of the series. I am Hope. I’m not a lawyer like she is but we are so similar in other ways, it is kind of eerie. I’m a little naive yet super smart. I have a positive outlook on life. Yet, I am also pretty damn fierce and can be a total momma bear when needed. You don’t mess with my people. Like Hope, I’ve never been on a motorcycle (it’s on the bucket list). I’ve never dreamed of a life in a MC unless that MC had Jax Teller or Opie Winston and I was living in Charming, CA. For the record, I still don’t but this series has provided such a wonderful outlet for my imagination….. I would happily enter the land of the Lost Kings especially if that meant I could have Rock or Z. 😉

Autumn makes ALL the characters feel so real..like they could be your friends or your neighbors or even the random strangers you pass in the grocery store. Each character has their own unique back story. Each has overcome many obstacles to become the individuals that they are. Both male and female characters are built to be fierce as individuals which makes them even fiercer as a unit.

The Lost Kings are about love and family. They are supportive of each other. They protect each other. Their loyalty runs deep.

The series includes romance with really hot and steamy scenes; there is action, adventure, mystery and even some comedy. Autumn throws in twists and turns in every book. She, the little sneak, even likes to write in a few surprises that no one EVER sees coming (Readers know what I’m hinting at LOL).

You can start the series for free with Slow Burn: Click Here. I HIGHLY recommend it!!

PRAISES FOR THE AUTHOR

Autumn Jones Lake is the one of the most lovable and charming authors I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with. I am a total fan. I adore her. I admire her. She treats her readers as family just like her MC characters. She frequents her Lost Kings MC Lounge often where she gives her readers new release information, sneak peaks, teasers, etc. A lot of times she pops in just to ask you about your day or to taunt you with cryptic messages after attending a writing conference. Her husband, RW Lake, connects with the group as well. He like to do giveaways and likes to join in on the conversations too. He’s so supportive of Autumn and her writing. It is really sweet.

As for the members of the Facebook group? They are some of the most non-judgmental, supportive and EXTREMELY fun individuals. They are my kind of people.

What Other Readers / LOKI FB Members are saying:

“The Lost Kings MC is my all-time favorite books series; I LOVE my LOKI! What’s not to love? Autumn is such a talented writer; the stories get better and better as time goes on. Lost Kings are classy-dirty with the perfect mix of humor, twists, love, action, hot sex (waggling my eyebrows) and so much more. She definitely keeps us readers on our toes, there is never a dull moment in the LOKI world. I am grateful for Autumn and her books. They have brought me so much joy and entertainment over the years. I am grateful for Mr. Lake for all he does for us readers by doing giveaways and supporting Autumn so she can give us these amazing stories. I was fortunate enough to meet the power couple at MMM19 and they are just as sweet, kind and interactive with the readers in person as they are in the LOKI reader group. Autumn puts a lot of hard work, love, detail and dedication into each and every book she writes. I hope this series NEVER ends! #RockisMYfox!” – Melissa M.

“The LOKI series is phenomenal, and it draws you in. It makes you feel as if you’re at the family dinners and are a part of the family. Autumn has done an amazing job of building this series and the characters in it that you honestly never want to put the books down.” – Tawni S.

“Autumn is the best blind “one-click” I have ever done and Autumn saved me. I fell in love with her LOKI family and never left it. Her books got me through cancer treatment, and still gets me through treatment now. The LOKI world means love, loyalty, family, strength, and the privilege of never wondering if someone has your back. This is a family by choice which keeps growing through each new book and I fall in love all over again. Autumn writes books where the men fiercely love their women and LOKI ladies are always looked out for through anything. Autumns says she created a world that she’d like to have but the truth is she gave us all a world to go to when life gets to be too much. I hope she never stops writing this series and I tell everyone to buy the whole series – they’ll never regret it.” – Kendis L.

New Release – Zero Regrets – Coming May 16

Zero Regrets, Lost Kings MC #13 is releasing on May 16. It is the conclusion to Angus “Zero or Z” Frazier’s book, Zero Tolerance. Update – May 14: It is now Part 2 of 3 books for Z!! We in the lounge have been counting down the days! No pressure, Autumn!

For more on Autumn and her Lost Kings series visit one (or all) of the following:

Website: http://www.autumnjoneslake.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AutumnJLake

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/autumnjlake/?hl=en

Photo Credit / Copyright: Autumn Jones Lake

Bookish Sundries, Shameless Plugs

NOW on FACEBOOK! Giveaway included!

Jennifer Mitchell, Bibliolater is now on Facebook! To celebrate, I will be giving away a $10 Amazon gift card.

To enter: Like and Follow me on Facebook

For additional entries:

  1. Follow me and like the same post on Instagram
  2. Tag your friends your friends and/or share on either platform

I will pick a winner next Friday (May 3). Winner will be notified privately.

Disclaimer: This giveaway is affiliated with Jennifer Mitchell, Bibliolater only. No other organization or entity or person, etc, etc, etc is involved.

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Shameless Plug: The Bookish Shop

Reader, I did a thing. I was mindlessly scrolling thru my Instagram feed (@jm_bibliolater) and came across a GRAB BAG SALE. And of course, I bought one for, let’s just say….REASONS.

I can’t just leave it at that, can I? No? OK…..so here are my reasons:

  1. It was an impulse buy and I have NO regrets. I don’t have a monthly box subscription anywhere on the interwebs but I love seeing all the colorful gems other fellow bloggers get through them….I WANT those gems.
  2. I did it in the name of science….Not really – but I was hoping it would set up a new shameless plug……
  3. If I chose the mini grab bag (of which I did) I would received $50 worth of book items for $25. Bargain shopping!
  4. I was intrigued by the magical aura of their site. Yes, the Magic. The Bookish Shop features a lot of fantasy / fairy tale items anywhere from Harry Potter to Sarah J Maas to Peter Pan. They have other items that are not of the fantasy variety as well and they have a wide range of categories: T-shirts, Accessories, Drink ware, Home Items, Pins and Patches, etc.

Were my reasons valid enough for you? Yes? No? Either way, I bought the mini grab bag and here is what I received: a t-shirt that says “Fairest of them all”, a black cat pen, a super cute tote bag, a heart necklace (sorry it’s hard to see) and a beautiful sticker which coincidentally has one of my favorite quotes.

All in all, I love my purchase. I am unsure how often The Bookish Shop does grab bag sales but what I do know is that you get more for less, there are different levels of grab bags and you can customize your order depending on your fandom or depending on your preferences. For the record, I placed my order without preference just to see what I would get. I like the element of surprise.

Until the next grab bag sale, go check out their other merchandise items, their specialty boxes and/or their monthly subscription boxes. You can find The Bookish Shop on their website:
https://thebookishshop.com/ or on Instagram: @thebookishbox.

Disclaimer: This is a completely shameless plug. I do not receive anything for sharing. No money, no free books, no fame. I only do this to promote things that I find entertaining in hope my readers do too.

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Calling All Romance Readers

Have you heard about Romance Read of the Month Club? I’ve been using it for over a year now thanks to a tidbit from Penny Reid (Have you read Penny Reid? She’s fabulous). It’s a free service that sends you a FREE romance book every month.

Free books? Is this legitimate? Yes. It is legitimate. The authors themselves give permission for the free downloads. I assume the authors do it as a way to promote themselves, to get new readers, etc.

What’s the catch? There is a tiny catch. When you download the book which comes via email and is downloaded through Bookfunnel, you will be asked to sign up for the author’s newsletters. Not a huge deal.

Last year, the club featured authors like Mariana Zapata and Penny Reid. This year, they are featuring Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Samantha Young, Jennifer Probst, Sarina Bowen, Julia Kent and many more!

As to the reasons why I am shamelessly plugging them? Reading for a hobby / book blogging is not cheap and I know a lot are on limited funds just like myself. (Side note: Wouldn’t be nice to have unlimited book funds?) Romance Read of the Month Club offers an avenue for you to receive free books besides the library or however else you may LEGITIMATELY AND LEGALLY obtain your free books. Plus with all the disturbing piracy issues happening in Romancelandia these days, we as readers need to make sure we are doing things the right way. 😊

For more information or to sign up, go to http://www.romancereadclub.com/home.html.

Disclaimer: This is a completely shameless plug. I do not receive anything for sharing. No money, no free books, no fame. I only do this to promote things that I find entertaining in hope my readers do too.

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Podcast Alert: Heaving Bosoms Podcast

About six or seven months ago, I discovered the Heaving Bosoms Podcast: A Romance Novel podcast where two best friends review romance novels. I was in a total reading rut and wanted to broaden my horizons to find unique reads. Enter – Heaving Bosoms Podcast.

Melody and Erin, the two best friends, are such a delight. Their views and their expectations regarding romance are totally refreshing. The ladies are charming, funny, witty …and sometimes a little inappropriate (I say that in jest – their inappropriateness is what makes them hilarious). Erin and Melody are the truest of people. They are so totally comfortable with who they are as readers. They respect the opinions of others. They love diversity. And although they totally trashed one of your favorite books (Yea – Erin and Melody…I’m a little salty re: The Wall of Winnipeg….it’s fine…I’m fine….we’re all friends here), I still come back for more. Without them, I don’t think I would have ever been introduced to books by Sarah J Maas or Sarah Maclean or Tessa Dare. I would never have been introduced to Lady Loves and most importantly, I would never had read some books that were really, really far out of my comfort zone (yay for personal growth!)

I listen to Erin and Melody thru Apple Podcast while running or folding clothes or shopping or driving or studying. I’m sure Android users can find them although I admit I do not know how Android users listen to podcasts. You can also find them here:

Website: heavingbosomspodcast.com

Twitter: @Heaving_Bosoms

Instagram: heavingbosoms

And for the truest of fans: Facebook (CLOSED GROUP): The Heaving Bosoms Podcast Geriatric Friendship Cult.

Go ahead….give it a try!

Note: This is a completely shameless plug. I do not receive anything for sharing. No money, no free books, no fame. I only do this to promote things that I find entertaining in hope my readers do too.

Cover Reveal, Shameless Plugs

Cover Reveal: Zero Tolerance

ZERO TOLERANCE (A LOST KINGS MC NOVEL)
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Cover Designed by: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs
Cover Model: Justin

Add to Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42946696-zero-tolerance
 

Pre-Order Links:
Amazon: https://pxlme.me/UxLK5-SB
Apple: https://pxlme.me/hpg4JPk6
Kobo: https://pxlme.me/Sb-VgqxM
Nook: https://pxlme.me/fq6PtL0L
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Laxd91
Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07KV4QN51
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07KV4QN51
 

Blurb:
As Vice President of the Lost Kings Motorcycle Club, I’ve spent a lot of years as a hit-it-and-quit-it player only seeking a good time. Willing women are never in short supply.

More than one night? No thanks.

Until I met her.

My perfect woman. Like a damn mermaid, she was beautiful, smart, sexy, and slippery as fuck.
I thought I’d convinced her we’d be good together long-term, but then she disappeared without a word.

Three years.

That’s how long it’s been since I saw her.
Took me a while, but I finally moved on.

Then out of nowhere, my mythical woman resurfaces.
She forgot to mention one little thing before she vanished.

One small secret growing up into a big lie.

It’s a betrayal too deep to overcome.
I should hate her.

Even though she’s heartbreak wrapped in a seductive package.
I want her more than ever.

*Can be read as a standalone.

About the Author
Autumn believes true love stories never end. She’s easily amused, a procrastinator and writes romances with loving alpha heroes who cherish the sassy women they fall in love with. Autumn prefers to write her romances on the classy side of dirty, and she’s a sucker for a filthy-talking, demanding alpha male hero. The bigger the better. She enjoys testing boundaries and breaking rules with her stories. Happy For Now endings make Autumn’s heart pitter-patter.

Her past lives include baking cookies, slinging shoes, and practicing law. Playing with her imaginary friends is her favorite job so far. She’s an active member of her local chapter of Romance Writers of America.

Autumn was born and raised in upstate New York. She still enjoys all four seasons there with her very own alpha hero and their dogs.



 

Connect w/ Autumn
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2lLKBox
BookBub: http://pxlme.me/yrvc_jOX
Facebook: http://pxlme.me/HF6wIN5n
Goodreads: http://pxlme.me/fVBEeWYz
Instagram: http://pxlme.me/zjEA9g81
Spotify: http://pxlme.me/u2UfMAJi
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