About


Let me introduce you to the Bare Naked Ladies

Wendy & Claire, two peas in a pod who found each other through our Wonderland Twitter friends and over time realised that we may well have been separated at birth we are so alike.

Nicola, Tammy, Tara & Tbird joined us because of their love of books and for some reason which we can't quite put our finger on, they wanted to join the craziness that is BNW blogging!

Sally is a book lover and Graphics Whizz!


Wendy
Bare Naked Words - Blog Boss & wordy woman
My name is Wendy, but most of my friends call me Mrs S, in April 2012 I was on holiday, I had just turned 37 (for the 3rd or possible 4th time), and I was not having a great holiday, I was feeling a little lost, my daughter was in her first year an University (I was a gymslip Mum), and I was lying there on my sunbed by the pool thinking “What the hell do I do next”?

So I powered up my kindle and opened a book that I had downloaded the day before we left for holiday, something I didn’t really know much about but thought I’d give it a shot.  And so it began, I read all day, only stopping to appease my somewhat bored husband.  I finished the book and had my first WTF moment at the end of a book in quite some time.  The book was “Fifty Shades of Grey”.  I practically sprinted to reception to get WIFI signal to download the next 2 books and finished all 3 on holiday.  My love of reading was rekindled and over the following months I was reading every day.  I knew nothing about “Indie” authors and self-publishing and suddenly I was finding some great people on Facebook and Twitter and do you know what?  They interacted with their readers and shared comments about their books and suddenly I felt like I was home.

Over the next few months I had read:

·         Rock Me, Cherrie Lyn

·         Beautiful Disaster, Jamie McGuire

·         Gabriels Rapture & Inferno, Sylvain Reynard

·         Unleashed, Cherrie Lynn

·         Bared to You, Sylvia Day

·         While it Lasts, Abbi Glines

·         The Future of our Past, Kahlen Aymes

·         Easy, Tammara Webber

·         The Wild Ones, Michelle Leighton

·         Because of Low, Abbi Glines (she is a Dixie Princess and i have met her in the flesh so i know)

·         Reflected in You, Sylvia Day

·         The Mighty Storm, Samantha Towle

·         The Perfect Game, J Sterling (love this girl)

·         Laid Bare, Lauren Dane

·         The Siren, Tiffany Reisz (I adore Nora)

·         Come Away with Me, Kristen Proby

·         Lengths, Reinhardt, Liz, Campbell, Steph

·         Backstage Pass, Olivia Cunning (hot as hell)

·         Thoughtless, SC Stevens ( and this just ruined me for so long, i couldn't move on)

·         Undeniable, Madeline Sheehan (OMFG I adore this Crazy Ass writer)

·         Up to Me, Michelle Leighton
  
·         Effortless, SC Stevens

·         This Man, Jodi Ellen Malpas

·         Wallbanger, Alice Clayton (laughed out loud)

·         Reckless, SC Stevens (need I say more!)

·         Until I Break, Michelle Leighton ( I mention this because I liked it, but Michelle got a hard time from some quarters)

·         You Belong with Me, MR Joseph (loved the cover loved the book, oh and did i mention she's awesome)

·         Unbeautifully, Madeline Sheehan (another OMFG moment, oh and I adore her, like i want to adopt her ass adore her)

I could go on and on and on, and I hate to miss out any one of the many authors that saved me from myself that summer and over the weeks and months that followed, but oh boy what a summer it was.

And then I started not only downloading to the Kindle but buying the books so I could see them sat looking beautiful on my bookcase. My husband or The Biker as he is affectionately known, really doesn’t understand this need either.

So here I am, because I’d like to give something back to the inspirational writers that devote a huge chunk of their lives to giving us some of the best book boyfriends ever, those heart in the mouth moments, those sick to our stomach moments, WTF, OMFG and the ultimate happy ever afters.

I hope I can do these books justice by sharing my very humble opinion with you all.

Feel free to contact me on FB or Twitter:

https://www.facebook.com/BareN4kedWords
https://twitter.com/BareNakedWords

Claire
Wendy's partner in crime & book junkie


I’m a 40 (ish) married mum of 3 boys, and a male dog! So is there any wonder I immerse myself in the world of books??


Seriously, I’ve always been a reader, I don’t feel whole unless I have a good book underway, so when I saw Wendy’s facebook plea for help with her blog, I knew, that it was for me!!

Little did I know when I sent the first e mail that she was my twin! We have so much in common that it’s scary! So she’s teaching me her world of blogging and reviewing and I love every minute!

Here's just of few of my favourite books:



· 50 Shades Trilogy by E L James……..I know it’s not the most beautifully written book in the world, but I fell in love! I questioned my life, my loves and why I wasn’t getting seduced on a pool table……..so that’s enough for me!




· The Original Sinners by Tiffany Reisz! ALL OF THEM! If you haven’t come across this lady you need to read’ The Siren’……then head to her website where you’ll find loads of freebie novellas. There are 4 books, then coming soon 4 prequels……..Enjoy!




· On The Island and Covet by Tracey Garvis- Graves……See!– I don’t always read sexy books! OK these do have a little sex in them, but they’re a bit different and unputdownable (a made up word but I like it)!

~Claire~

Nicola
Reviewer Extraordinaire 


Hmm a little about myself.. well I'm Nicola or Nic, whichever you prefer I don't really mind. I'm the baby of the group at 23. I am a mum to my little girl and 2 snakes. Oh and I'm an Army wife and currently live in Germany. But home is Edinburgh for me.


I have always loved reading, and can't really remember a time when I didn't.


I had seen Wendy's plea for help on twitter and Facebook and it had me really tempted. I was ummin and arring about it for about a month. But it was down to my friends and husband that got me emailing her, and now I am so glad I finally plucked up the courage to send that first review to her.


I am loving every minute of it and getting to discover some absolutely fantastic books and new authors.


Some of my favourite books and authors.


- the On Dublin Street series by Samantha Young. Well Sam is just one of my all time favourites. I just love everything about her books. In this series of books I love how she captures Edinburgh and I love the characters.
- Gabriel's Inferno, Rapture by Sylvain Reynard. Sylvain just takes romance to a whole new level with these books and I loved it- Simple as that.
- Forever Black series by Sandi Lynn. I love Connor and Ellery. I did from the start and will be sad to see the series end. But I will always be. Fan of Sandi's books.
- Making Faces by Amy Harmon. Making Faces was just amazing. I cried, a lot and my heart broke for Ambrose but it's such a beautifully written book. she's definitely an author I'm going to be a fan of for life. A Different Blue is just as good.
- Taking Chances and Stealing Harper by Molly McAdams. I think I'm like a lot of people who blubbered like a baby with these books and also cursed Molly for taking Chase away from us.
-Divergent series by Veronica Roth & The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
These were just books I couldn't put down once I read them and was counting down the days for the final book. They were heart stopping and full of action.( not the sex kind. Lol)
I could name so many more that I love, but there's just not enough time. just know I love all your great work and you have a fan for life.

~Nicola~


Tammy
The Romantic of the Team

Little bit about me.. I live in Houston, Tx married with 2 kids almost 13 year old daughter and 9 year old boy. I wasn’t much a reader till I read 50 shades of Grey.. Since then I’ve become a very obsessed reader. Love everything in the romantic contemporary genre. Not a fan of cliff hangers and dreams in books..
The McCarthys of Gansett Island /Fatal Affair - Marie Force She takes you on a journey into their lives and it feels like you are experiencing the story with them. It blows me way her constant interaction and appreciation for her readers on Facebook and Twitter

Thoughtless Series - SC Stephens
One of my all time fave series.. SC Stephens takes us on a wild ride. I love that you get to experience all the ups and downs the characters go through to get to their happily ever after. The series will make you laugh, cry, smile, and fall madly in love with the characters,

Bad Boys Series - Michelle Leighton this is such an Amazing series. I loved how you didn't know where the story was going. You kept guessing trying to figure out what's going happen next. Oh boy is this one hot /steamy series.
~Tammy~

Tara
The stay up all night reader
Why hello!!  I'm the newbie to the beautiful gang of bloggers and I must say...I love this world!!

I am a wife, mother of two little girls and a preschool teacher!  My love of reading took a turn the second I started reading Fifty Shades of Grey. Christian turned my world upside down. After him I was hook on "Chick Lit".  I've met so many wonderful men...Christian, Kellan, Travis, TJ...the list goes on.

A little bird from Wonderland, (one of my most favorite places) knew how much I loved reading (and well, how much I read) and she suggested I contact the beauties at Barenaked Words. They took me under their wings and made me feel so at home!  I'm truly honored to be part of their world!

Some of my Fav Books:
•Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy
•Thoughtless trilogy (Yum!)
•Beautiful Disaster
•Walking Disaster
•Beautiful Wedding
•The Colters Series
•Breathless Series
•On the Island

Enjoy the books on my list and let me know of your favs! ❤️

~Tara~


Tbird
Newbie to the team but reviewing expert 
Reading has always been a part of life for me.  The escape it provided was at times more important to me than the air I breathed. That love of books was the driving force to where I am today. I graduated college with a degree in Psychology and worked for a few years till I was blessed with children.  

The number one job for me was to be a mom and stay at home with them. After 21 years of being a wife and mother I decided that it was time for me to do something I loved and I landed in what I would call a piece of Heaven.  

As a reviewer for this blog, I also beta read and do some proof reading as well.  I have worked as a critique partner for three authors and I love watching the story start from the first word to the point it rest in the readers hands.  

I share my life with my wonderful husband of 17 years and my three children.  My other hobbies include being an avid NASCAR fan, photography and being at the school events for my two daughters who are still in school.  I help my son with his storm chasing adventures by tracking the storms on the radar and giving him the locations that he should be at after spending four years being a soccer mom for him. 

I am very honored and excited to join the team here at Bare Naked Words and look forward to working with them and the authors I will review for. 

~TBird~


Sally - Graphics Whizz

Hi there, Sally here. 

I've been hidden in the shadows, but I've been nudged into the light to say hello. 

"Hello" 

I can't actually remember when I joined the BNW team, it was a long time ago. Wendy and Claire are friends I just couldn't be without. They gave me something to stay occupied when life took a few wrong turns and I really needed it. It started off as one "Do you think you could do...", then lead on to many. 

Books have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was the kid that fell asleep with one planted on my face. As an adult I still do the same, although the iPad hurts more when it hits my forehead. 

Who are my favorite authors? 
Well I'll read pretty much anything. If it grips me, then it's got me. From Stephen King, to Tiffany Reisz, Rebecca Donovan, to JR Gray. 
I really have come across so many wonderful stories and authors, I can't list them all. 
I also have the pleasure of being a beta reader, which is a thrilling job. I get to help a story develop and see the characters evolve. I feel like I'm literally living it.

My job here is one I treasure. My email pings, and so lands a book cover with dates. It may be a tour, a new release, or a blitz. Turning that cover into a banner, or review post is SO exciting, it gives me tingles as I make the graphics.  
I hope I've done all the authors and their books proud so far, and look forward to doing many more.

~Sally~

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