Giana Darling is a USA Today and Top 40 Amazon best selling Canadian romance writer who specializes in the taboo and angsty side of love and romance. She currently lives in beautiful British Columbia where she spends time riding on the back of her man’s bike, baking pies, and reading snuggled up with her cat, Persephone, and Golden Retriever puppy, Romeo. She’s a lifetime athlete, playing and coaching basketball, soccer, field hockey, and softball, so she comes by her competitive spirit naturally. A born reader and self-proclaimed geek, she is enamored with mythology, history and all kinds of literature. Before becoming a romance novelist, she was a food journalist, a food blogger, a coach, a French tutor and the owner of a pie company. For the last few years she has been living all over Europe, mostly in her second home France, but she’s finally settled with the Love of Her Life in her hometown on an island off of Vancouver.
“A ONE-CLICK must!” – T.M. Frazier, USA Today bestselling author
Deliver Us, an all new gripping and erotic boxed set from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Pam Godwin is now available and perfect for a binge read!
Are you ready to fall in love with a villain?
Van Quiso’s chilling gunmetal eyes will shiver your blood and torment your heart. You’ll fear him and crave him, for behind the cruel mouth lurks a jealous, possessive devil who will sacrifice everything to protect the woman he loves.
Each standalone is a different couple with its own dark love story, all interconnected in a dangerous underworld of murderers, kidnappers, and cartels. Forget your comfort zones. This world isn’t pretty. But it’s oh-so-delicious and twisty.
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More than 200,000 copies sold and thousands of 5-star reviews. No cliffhangers. Available in digital, print, and audiobook.
Deliver Us is one of the most dark, delicious, sinister , addictive series I have ever read. It is so raw and gritty and spares no deviously demented deltail that I really should be more disturbed, instead… I cannot get enough of these characters who should be unredeemable in every way. I’m a true sucker for a Stockholmn y’all! I want to see the most darling sinde to the former deplorable. Give me all the redemption, absolution, let me see every heard fought moment of vindication.
In Deliver , book one we get the story of Liv and Joshua Carter, the All American, college football hero on his path to a life serving his creator. Unknowingly watched and ultimately chosen because he painted the picture of innocence with his gorgeous green eyes, Christiananity and disciplined skills on the field and off around his parents’ farm. Captured by the Deliverer to be trained as a slave for the Master that will ultimately purchase him , Liv, once a former captive since she was seventeen and slave herself, is tasked with training him.
“She was a deliverer, a killer, a soulless captor.”
From the get go things start to go anyway but how Liv predicted. I’m not gonna give anything away , but I will say that while Joshua did me the qualifications the buyer was looking for, Live was so inexplicably drawn to him from the first moment she had seen him and no matter what he was going to be the one they took.
“He was a glimmer of goodness in her dark fucking world, a warm spark she could hold, if only for a fleeting span of time.”
From early on he felt there was more to Liv than the cold Mistress vibe she was trying to portray. This story is so dark and all the webs that weave the ways this story connects all the characters together, Liv, Van, and Josh are emotional, and shocking. I felt ALL the feels in this book. Frustration, love, sickness, mad, sadness, desperation, overwhelmed, fear, redemption, angst and suspense. I loved Liv and Josh. I loved the hope he gave her. He was a walking ray of hope and second chance at life and our tragically broken and destroyed Liv needed that and more. Five Heart Stopping Stars ⭐️🖤⭐️🖤⭐️🖤⭐️🖤⭐️
HOLY HOT HELL!! If I thought I loved Liv and Josh’s story, Yall! It had nothing on the number that Van and Amber’s story did on my heart. I HATED Van’s character for three fourths of book one and then right at the very end of book one something happens and I was in tears.
Y’all really he was disgusting, creepy and seemed to have no conscience whatsoever. He had this weird love with Liv, but it was misplaced. He was trained to be the tyrant he was, by people who he should have been able to depend on. Anyhoo, when we start with book two it’s around a year after the end of book one ended, and he is back up to his old watching/stalking ways, but there is a legit reason for it.
During his staking out he runs across Amber, a former beauty queen with agoraphobia. In his selfish mind he quickly realizes one; she may have more issues than him and two; she just might be able to help him with his plans. The more I learned about this woman I was just so heartbroken for her.
Van may be up to some of his old ways when he goes about helping Amber but OMG, this book is so freakin unexpected. It’s full of elements of violence, torture, emprisonment, with edgy BDSM themes used as coping mechanisms, yet it still a book oh so much hope and healing.
“I enslaved her for seven years because I was selfish. That’s not love, Amber, which was why I never thought to free her.”
We see such a side to Van I think we didn’t even know existed to help Amber. IN helping heal her, he healed so much of his own brokenness, learned to care for someone so much that your own agenda mattered less than protected them did. GAH! I will never be the same after this book. TBH Vanquish is probably one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE stories of vindication and redemption. It was not an easy journey for Van or Amber but this was a phenomenal read. Five Vindicated Stars for Van Quiso 🔥⭐️🔥⭐️🔥⭐️🔥⭐️🔥⭐️
OMG! This series just continues to get better and better. In Disclaim we have the story of Camilla Liv’s first captive that was captured and trained by her and Van.
Now no longer held captive but lives her life to fight to end human slave trafficking. She will do whatever it takes to ensure that happens, even if that means going in as a slave herself again. Things take a turn she could have never expected when she comes face to face with the boy she was best friends with as a teeenager before she was captured. The boy who was supposed to get all her firsts.
“I’m scared, Matias, fucking terrified of where you’re about to take me, but I’m relinquishing that to you, surrendering my vulnerability without shame, because that’s what you want, and what you want, I crave.”
This book is a rush of emotions and clashing of overwhelming desires, dominance. It’s about coming to terms with where they are now, getting over the years of deceptions, brutality, all the lies. Everything Matias and Camilla have been through and if there is any way they can overcome those insurmountable obstacles.
“Over the years, his need for her hadn’t faded. It had become a living, starving thing inside him, ruling his fucking world.”
I am OBSESSED with this series and cannot get enough! Five Submissive Second Chance Stars
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐- ALL THE FREAKIN Stars in the sky for this SET books 1-3 in the Deliver series.These books have everything you could want and more out of dark, delicious, deviant, dominant, and somewhat disturbed. Yet they are beyond ADDICTIVE and I can’t get enough. I live for the unredeemable to be redeemed and Pam Godwin is the queen if giving us these characters. They are tragically flawed, cracked and broken and she takes them on these gut wrenching journeys that help to put them back together. No without scars but better people because of their journeys.
🔥🔥🔥🔥- These books are so hot. They are combos of dub-con,non-con, some BDSM and some serious Alpha Lovin’ and I am here for it ALL!!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning- No cliffhanger! Each book does not end with a cliffhanger but the series does continue on with another couple.
🔫🔫Trigger Warning- This book contains subject matter that could be a trigger for some folks. I’m not going to give specific spoilers. I will just say these books are heavily emersed in the world of human trafficking. It’s not always easy to read about it, but how the characters come out in the end was so important to their journey. If you have any specific questions please feel free to PM me.
Pam Godwin is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Pam Godwin lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band. Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.
“The queen of enemies-to-lovers strikes again. I devoured every page, hooked on the sizzling chemistry between Hunter and Sailor. A ten star read.” –Parker S. Huntington, Wall Street Journal bestselling author
The Hunter, an all-new compelling and must-read contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is available now!
Boston’s debauched elite is going up in flames, and it’s the Fitzpatrick family that set it on fire.
I didn’t mean to star in a sex tape, okay?
It was just one of those unexplainable things. Like Stonehenge, Police Academy 2, and morning glory clouds.
It just happened.
Now my ball-busting father is sentencing me to six months of celibacy, sobriety, and morbid boredom under the roof of Boston’s nerdiest girl alive, Sailor Brennan.
The virginal archer is supposed to babysit my ass while I learn to take my place in Royal Pipelines, my family’s oil company.
Little does she know, that’s not the only pipe I’ll be laying…
I didn’t want this gig, okay?
But the deal was too sweet to walk away from.
I needed the public endorsement; Hunter needed a nanny.
Besides, what’s six months in the grand scheme of things?
It’s not like I’m in danger of falling in love with the appallingly gorgeous, charismatic gazillionaire who happens to be one of Boston’s most eligible bachelors.
No. I will remain immune to Hunter Fitzpatrick’s charm.
Even at the cost of losing everything I have.
Even at the cost of burning down his kingdom.
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“Why?” I asked, blinking at him in confusion. I had two left legs and the coordination of roadkill. I couldn’t dance if my life depended on it. I’d tried dancing at the only party I’d ever gone to—sophomore year—and was subjected to such thorough humiliation. People took videos of me dancing and forwarded it to half my school. Saggy Sailor, they’d graffiti-ed on my locker. Apparently, my back looked hunched and droopy when I danced. “Because…” He tilted his chin down, his voice low, smoldering. “You’re obviously bored, and my family is watching us, and I’m partial to fondling you.”“It’s the dress,” I muttered.“I’d actually prefer fondling you out of it.”I sliced my gaze sideways, noticing that Aisling and Persy hadn’t picked up on my exchange with him. They were now watching a video, probably of the reality show they were arguing about. Even though Hunter was just after a friendly dance to show his family we were getting along, I couldn’t unglue my butt from my chair. “No fondling.” I crossed my arms over my chest, buying time.“No promises. Get up.”“Did you tell anyone we live together?” I accused, my eyes narrowing into slits. He stared at me, wide-eyed, mouth parted. “Negatory.”“Did you tell anyone we were dating?”“This is the lamest twenty-questions game I’ve ever participated in. No.”“Well, people are talking about us.”“That’s what people do. They fill the air with useless words to entertain each other. It’s called gossip, and it sucks all the asses in the world. Doesn’t mean it was me. Our building employs more than a hundred people. All of them work for my father. That means he’s spreading whatever the hell he wants to spread.” About LJ ShenL.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to twenty different countries. She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.Connect with L.J. Shen
Holy Wow! Brittainy C. Cherry does it again! She put my heart through the wringer with Jax and Kennedy’s story y’all! This story of two devastatingly broken people that in each other find each find love, healing and new beginnings.
Kennedy is a beautiful person inside and out, but she is emotionally damaged. Emotionally decimated by an unimaginable tragic event then the person she needed the most turned their back on her, hurt her and tossed her aside like garbage. Needing to begin to heal the emotional trauma and find herself again, she heads to Havenbarrow, Kentucky to stay in one of her sister Yoana’s houses. While exploring she meets the town’s black sheep. Who also happens to be the hot, broody and rude owner of the property she wanders onto while out on a walk in the woods. As grumpy and short with her as Jax is, Kennedy can’t help but to be drawn to him and the familiar look in his eyes, he just had this way about him to calm her when she was panicking.
“Even behind the rain clouds, the sun is always there.”
Ignoring the warnings by the nosy nellies of this small town, Kennedy catches herself noticing Jax is more than the reputation that follows him around town. She’s intrigued and wonders if maybe Jax is just what she needs and vice versa. I loved her character. I was devastated for her and rooting for her and Jax to heal each other. Man, how I cried over and over during this book, because I loved Jax and Kennedy and what they had endured was just so gut wrenching.
Jax was the tragically damaged bad boy. Forever emotionally unavailable, but secretly had a heart of gold. I loved this complexity of his character. There were so many layers to what made this amazing man. The circumstances behind what made him the way he was, oh my heart y’all! This poor man suffered in silence and guilt for fifteen years.
Even though he was angry at first glance when he caught Kennedy there was something familiar about her he couldn’t quite put his finger on. I loved how they rediscovered all the old feelings.
“You were my sun,” he said. “After your letters stopped, the world became that much darker.”
His friendship with Connor was hilarious and helped to break up some of the seriousness and sadness in the book. I floved Connor. Actually I loved all the secondary characters. Crazy Joy and even the nosy town ladies. It was indicative of small town life and added a great element to Kennedy’s frame of mind and showcased the ups and downs she went through in her steps towards healing.
This book is most definitely an emotional journey. Both of our mains are flawed and heartbroken and have been through hades and back. But I believe it’s their imperfections that make them perfect for each other.
Don’t miss this highly emotional friends to lovers/second chance romance.
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- This emotionally gripping and riveting book was so much more that I could have imagined it to be. I cried a lot😭, I laughed a lot too🤣(Connor and Crazy Joy, you guys da bomb yo😘)
I rooted for these two. This was a journey. The characters we got in the beginning were not the characters that left us, I love when that happens. So Good Guys! ♥️
🔥🔥🔥🔥-sweet and hot and absolute perfection !!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning-🌪🌪No Cliffhanger! This was super emotional, I cried so many times because I loved these characters and felt right along with them, but I couldn’t be happier with the way this ended for them! Here’s hoping we getConnor’s story! 🤞🏻 #PerfectEnding!😍
Excerpt Kennedy Joy Jones was quite the character to take in. That morning, when the sun came up, she walked outside to her front porch and sat down in her rocking chair with a smile on her face and a large cup of coffee. A few of my nosy visitors told me that it was a daily routine for her. Her silver-dripped hair was tossed up in a messy bun being held together with two knitting needles, and her thick-framed, vibrant-orange glasses sat on top of her head. She wore a vibrant bow in her hair that matched her dress for the day, and she always greeted everyone who passed by her house, even when they didn’t speak back to her. Everyone in town called her Crazy Joy, even though she was the kindest person. Her only odd quirk was that she never left her property. I wondered how she managed, though. I wondered how she kept living without stepping foot outside of her home. It seemed she hadn’t any children and she didn’t have a caregiver who came to aid her, from what I could tell. Later that morning, my questions were answered as a blue pick-up truck pulled in front of the house. Needless to say, my jaw dropped to the ground when I saw Mr. Personality step out of the vehicle. He walked his way straight toward Joy’s front porch with his arms filled with grocery bags. He proceeded to greet Joy. She stood from the rocking chair as he set the bags down on the porch. Then, he hugged her. He hugged her! I wouldn’t have thought someone as grumpy as Mr. Personality had the ability to hug someone. The two of them walked inside to put the groceries away, leaving me completely baffled and unable to return to my scheduled reading. It took a lot to break me away from a book. And by ‘a lot,’ I meant a lot. My house could’ve been on fire, aliens could’ve beamed me up, and I would’ve still been trying to get in that one last page. When my own love story was broken, I turned to story books to heal the cracks of my broken heartbeats. When my world fell apart, the story books still believed in happily ever afters. Those books saved me on the days I felt my soul falling victim to the hardest of storms. Yet, Mr. Personality pulled me away from the words against the page. He made me curious about him walking into Joy’s house. Watching him chat away with her had my mind racing. A few minutes later, when the two of them walked back outside with two glasses in their hands—one with wine, the other with some dark liquor—whiskey, I assumed—I couldn’t stop myself from glancing over to them. Joy kept talking, and Mr. Personality kept responding. Even though I couldn’t hear what they were saying, Joy looked beyond smitten with whatever was being said her way, which forced my own heart to skip a few beats. Well, I’ll be damned. The town’s asshole made me swoon.
Author Brittainy C. Cherry is an Amazon #1 bestselling author.
She has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing.
Her novels have been published in 18+ countries around the world. Brittainy lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her fur babies.
A Royal Bastard’s MC Novel by K Webster Publication Date: January 21, 2020 Genres: MC Dark Romance
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I had it all.
Family. Career. A future.
Until a couple of bikers took it brutally away from me.
They scarred me both inside and out, killing the man I once was.
Jared Koynakov is dead and Koyn rose from the ashes.
Ten years later, I live by a code that is shaped by hate, anger, and revenge.
As prez, I’ve built a brotherhood of men who share the same thirst for vengeance and are loyal until the end.
Together, we will find those bastards and end them.
Every last one of them.
All it takes is one slip, and I almost have them in my grasp.
Until a pretty pageant girl, who looks far too much like my daughter, steps into the fray causing the ultimate distraction.
I must choose between my revenge and being her savior.
I’m one helluva biker with a taste for torture, but I’m an even better daddy…
K. Webster, I bow down to you!! This book, y’all. This incredibly dark and dirty and twisted book! Now I have read MC romances, but I have not read a tale like Koyn and Hadley’s story. EVER!
It is crazy twisted and sick and unique and I was blown away by Koyn’s ability to worm his way into my heart. There was almost two sides to Koyn. There is the Koyn of the past, before he endured the worst possible experience anyone could ever go through and then the Koyn of today. The one that lives his life with one ultimate goal, to serve up revenge on the one(s) that took everything from him. I’m not even really a fan of the “call me daddy” kinda romance books, but I totally didn’t mind it this on AT ALL. This book was that amazing. No lie. 😍🔥😍
Hadley’s character invoked so many emotions in me. She was sassy and beautiful. Yet, she was broken and at the same time strong. She had been through unimaginable things. But she made it through and made it out. She got herself caught up in a rough and dangerous world by choice. Because it was preferable to her pampered pretty princess life with the devastatingly disgusting secrets kept behind closed doors. Doing her best to go as unnoticed as possible in the previous club won’t work for her after the events that led her to Koyn’s compound.
I don’t want to give too much away but the push and pull between her and Koyn, Holy GAH!! He’s drawn to her because she reminds him of his daughter. She views him as anything but a father. A Dirty Daddy, Yes! Delicious!! My heart melted and broke for him at the same time. I understand why he was the way he way towards Hadley, but then when he made a decision he did, it literally gutted me along with her.
His loyalty to his guys, his drive. It was hot. This man was broken and scarred, bit inside and out. He had a depth to him though. You could see glimpses of the man he used to be. Before he lost everything. His character was tortured and complex and I loved him.
The guys in Koyn’s club are some of the most sick and twisted, yet they are loyal and I’m drawn to them. I want all their stories.
I just know there is some special “old ladies” out there that will bring these rough yet sinfully hot, hog driving’ men to their knees! If you think you’ve read some nasty, just wait till you take a little trip to the slaughterhouse and see the Royal Bastards MC gang serve up a side of revenge in ways that only they can. It’s crazy insane. And I Floved Ever.Single.Second!
⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐️- I’m officially OBSESSED with all things RB MC . I went through all the emotions in this book. It was so full of action, suspense, angst, sex, hear, banter, blood, tears, live, loss, revenge, and redemption! I can’t wait for more with the rest of the club members stories! This book was raw and gritty and phenomenal. Grab it today!
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-OMG! HOLY HOT HELL. For as much as Koyn might have tried to avoid it happening it was inevitable. He and Hadley and he were beyond all things imaginably hot! The were explosive and forbidden and just straight up Yummy! Sexy scenes were off the charts hot!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning- This has a HEA , but sets us up for the stories of other club members from other chapters from all over. I can’t wait! 😍
🔫 Trigger Warning-This book is a MC romance and does have some scenes that could be considered triggers for some. It also deals with some serious and sensitive content that could be disturbing to some. Some of the scenes are fairly graphic. If you have concerns you can PM for more information.
About K. Webster
K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.
Blurb: Jackson Thorn was my best friend and worst enemy, but that didn’t stop me from wanting him.
From first words to high school halls, our childhood years braided a bond that wove in a direction neither of us could predict or outgrow.
Forbidden became a word we ignored. It wasn’t that we didn’t care. It was that we cared too much.
We had it all planned out. We thought we could make it. We thought we’d been careful. But all we managed to do was prolong the inevitable. Our destruction.
Hearts and Thorns is a standalone full length new adult novel from bestselling author, Ella Fields.
Whenever Ella Fields releases a new book I feel like I have to stop the world, shut out everyone and do nothing but devote myself to the magic that is her words until I have devoured every morsel. This book, this amazingly angsty Step-brother/Forbidden/Second Chance Romance was no exception to that rule. It was emotionally wrecking and beautiful at the same time. It broke me before it put me back together again.
Jackson and Willa were the ultimate experience of inevitable love. Everything about their journey will leave you breathless, in tears, and rooting for them to overcome all the obstacles before them. To ignore everything and everyone that could possibly stand in their way. Jackson the broody, beautiful boy that Willa isn’t supposed to love like that, but she does. Willa so sweet and gorgeous and Jackson isn’t supposed to touch her, but that didn’t stop him.
“I feel like I need you to breathe properly.”
When they’re discovered it brings a world of hurt down on them and the love they share is scandalized and made out to be wrong and vile and they are punished for it. When choices are made to protect one another it causes misunderstandings and starts a domino effect that spans years and miles between them. Can Jackson and Willa right their wrongs and find each other again or have they done irreparable damage to each other’s hearts?
“In the battle of who hurt who the most, you fucking won, Willa.”
Y’all this is a much read for fans of edge of your seat forbidden romance fans. That fear for your couple of if and when they will be found out. The heartbreaking moments when they hurt each other unknowingly. GAH!! This book and it’s frustrating “ I’m about to chuck this kindle at the wall” moments. The sensationally sexy moments between this couple that are so forbidden yet sweet, loving and delicious all at the same time. If you haven’t read Ella Fields yet you definitely want to start today. She never fails to hit you straight through the heart plowing through your poor feelings leaving you a devastated and broken mess before she perfectly pieces you back together in the end. You can count on a book hangover for days after one of her books.
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⭐️⭐⭐⭐⭐️-This book is full of drama, angst, forbidden love and it’s a second chance/step-brother romance all in one. I loved these characters. This had everything.
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-OMG! HOLY HOT DOGS!! Jackson is nothing short of delicious AF!! Forbidden is just hot! That’s it!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! HEA!
About the Author: Ella Fields is a mother and wife who lives in Australia.
While her kids are in school, you might find her talking about her characters to her cat, Bert, and dog, Grub.
She’s a notorious chocolate and notebook hoarder who enjoys creating hard-won happily ever afters.
Strike One-My mother named me Theodore after her favorite chipmunk.
Not cool, Mom.
I‘ve spent most of my life answering to Teddy, because I couldn’t make Theo work.
Except for here. College. The place where all bets are off, and I’ve managed to redeem myself.
There’s only one problem, my new roommate, Troy, is football royalty and looks like he stepped off the set of an Abercrombie shoot.
Doesn’t matter, I cook a mean breakfast for his panty parade, and we get along well.
And anyway, this year I got the girl. And she’s perfect.
That’s right. Theodore Houseman, former band geek, now marching band rock star has finally landed the girl of his dreams.
Everything is perfect.
That is, until Troy takes a good look at her.
I’m not going down without a fight. As a matter of fact, I’m not going down at all. As glorious as these days may be for my all-star roommate, Laney is my end game.
I may not know much about play strategy, but I’ve been the good guy my whole life. I’ve been listening and I know exactly what women want. Framed in a picture standing next to me, Troy may seem like Mr. Perfect, but he’s underestimating the guy on the right.
Spoiler alert: In this story, the underdog is going to win.
About the Author:
A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a reader. Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.