Happy new release day!!! Between yesterday’s earlybird list, and today’s, I’ve got quite a few temptations. ;)

In fact, here’s my mini blurb-jolt list: Bring Down the Stars (Emma Scott’s latest, which is on yesterday’s list and the one I’m reading next!!! :D !!! LOVE TRIANGLE – but the author warns, not your typical love triangle – YAY ME!!), From Here to You (the latest by Jamie McGuire!!! She’s pregnant and running, and he’s the firefighter that wants to help her), All the Way (Kristen Proby’s latest!! They’re neighbors… she’s an actress & he’s a hotshot lawyer), Beauty Found (Tillie Cole’s latest biker book – she’s an abused beauty queen, and he’s just been released from prison and picks her up… hitchhiking!!), Hold You Close by Corinne Michaels & Melanie Harlow (also from yesterday’s list! They hate each other but now she needs his help“…Every time I see him climbing out of his pool, practically naked and unreasonably sexy, my blood boils. I’ve always loved to loathe him. I never planned to need him...”).

And those aren’t the only ones that sound good (I highlighted a bunch more below).

LET’S READ!!!! :D !!!!

P.P.S. Let me know if I’m missing any or if you loved any (from this list or elsewhere).

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BARGAINS & READER RECOMMENDATIONS (NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order)

Steph: I read three naughtly cheating books (a series) by Giana Darling. Lots of misspelled words and there were some timeline things that were screwy (I didn’t notice ’till I read it in other reviews. I loved it but I may have just been in the mood for some hot sex scenes.
  • The Fallen Men Series by Giana Darling <— LOOKING FOR MORE  LIKE K.A.? Speaking of this author, Nay LOVES her too! And this series does it for her…
Nay: The most KA like books I’ve EVER read are those in The Fallen Men series by Giana Darling. G.D. is a great writer in her own right, but the alpha MC aspect reminded me SO much of the guys in the Chaos series.FYI for anyone besides me who’s anxiously awaiting the 8/24 release of the 3rd book in the Fallen Men series, Good Gone Bad–Giana Darling just announced that the release is postponed because of a family illness. She’ll announce a new date soon.

Amy: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene is on sale …and if I’m reading it right then it’s normally 17.99!!! If that is the correct normal price, how can they, in good conscience, charge that much for an ebook? Oh well, at least we get a good deal on it today.

  • Ride by Harper Dallas <— Kandace’s latest FAVORITE book!!!

Kandace: My favorite book of the year was Ride by Harper Dallas!

R: I loved Ride!

    

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN NEW RELEASES

  1. Blood Cure (Blood Type Book 3) by K.A. Linde <— K.A. LINDE ALERT!The stunning conclusion to the Blood Type series finds the world in chaos and turmoil with one final battle left to determine who will survive—humans or vampires.
  2. Realms and Rebels: A Paranormal and Fantasy Reverse Harem Collection by C.M. Stunich and L.A. Kirk
  3. Hold On Tight (Lazarus Rising Book 6) by Cynthia Eden
  4. Blood Bond: 1 (Blood Bond Saga) by Helen Hardt
  5. Blood Bond: 2 (Blood Bond Saga) by Helen Hardt
  6. The Grizzly Bear’s Barista: A Howls Romance (The Shifters of Sanctuary Book 3) by Kasey Belle
  7. Trina (Safe Haven Wolves Book 2) by Sherry Foster
  8. Fate’s Illusion: An Urban Fantasy Reverse Harem (Truth’s Harem Book 1) by Allyson Lindt
  9. The Copper Spyglass Nursery (The Dreadfuls Book 3) by TL Reeve and Michele Ryan
  10. Making Time (Lost Time, Book 2): A Time Travel Romantic Suspense Series by Nicola Claire
  11. The Scary Godmother (The Paranormal University Files: Skylar Book 2) by Vivienne Savage and Dominique Kristine
  12. Kraving Khiva (A SciFi Alien Romance) (The Krave of Everton Book 1) by Zoey Draven
  13. Rogue (Una-Mor Trilogy Book 1) by Savannah Verte
  14. Stratus (Fallen Skies Book 1) by Miranda Brock
  15. Queen of the Fireflies (Aurelia Chronicles Book 1) by Rinna Ford
              

 

CONTEMPORARY NEW RELEASES

  1. From Here to You (Crash and Burn) by Jamie McGuire <— JAMIE MCGUIRE ALERT!!! She realizes she’s pregnant and flees… “…With very little cash and a ton of courage, she flees town to take a new name and start a new life. As a Marine, Scott “Trex” Trexler worked in the most treacherous, corrupt, war-torn places on earth. With his new top-secret security job, he finally has a chance to return to the one place he’s felt at peace: Colorado Springs, Colorado. The moment Trex checks in at the hotel where she’s working, Darby knows he’s dangerous. He may want her to think he’s another hotshot firefighter, along with all the others battling the nearby mountain blaze, but something doesn’t add up...”
  2. Abducted (The Dangerous Distractions) by Samantha Keith
  3. Master in Shining Armor (Masters Unleashed) by Sparrow Beckett
  4. All the Way: A Romancing Manhattan Novel by Kristen Proby <— KRISTEN PROBY ALERT!! THE LAWYER & THE ACTRESS ARE NEIGHBORS... “…London Watson is a Tony Award winning actress on Broadway. When tragedy strikes her family, leaving her alone and injured, she flees Manhattan for Martha’s Vineyard. Hoping she can figure out how to pick up the pieces of her life, London is convinced that she’ll never be able to return to the stage. But when she meets the charming young girl next door and her sexy uncle, they soon lure London out of her shell as she finally begins to heal from the wounds of her past. But when London feels confident enough to return to the spotlight, she’s dealt another devastating blow…”
  5. Truth or Dare (Fast Times at Ridgemont Hall Book 1) by Sara Wylde
  6. Tempted by Love: A Montana Heat Novel by Jennifer Ryan <— THE DEA AGENT & HER… “…She knows a future with him will be filled with worry that one day he won’t come home. She’s done it with her brothers. She’s not sure she can face that uncertainty with the man she loves. Yet being in his arms is a bad idea they keep repeating, again and again. When Alina is run off the road, Jay fears his job has made her a target. But the threat in Alina’s life is closer than they think…
  7. The Duke of Seduction (The Untouchables Book 10) by Darcy Burke
  8. Practice Husband (Trophy Husbands Book 2) by Noelle Adams
  9. Losing the Field (Field Party) by Abbi Glines
  10. Pieces of Her: A Novel: 18 by Karin Slaughter
  11. Tossed Into Love (Fluke My Life Book 3) by Aurora Rose Reynolds <— AURORA ROSE REYNOLDS ALERT!! She’s been lusting after this firefighter… “…She’s lusted after one of New York’s bravest for years, but firefighter Antonio Moretti has doused her interest for the last time. As much as she wants the arrogant jerk (in a bad, bad way), they can’t even be in the same room without setting each other off…which might be a problem now that she’s volunteered to help out in his family’s restaurant...”
  12. The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick
  13. Bad Reputation (Bad Behavior Book 3) by Vivian Wood
  14. A Gentleman’s Gamble (Devilish Lords Book 3) by Maggie Dallen
  15. Blood and Secrets 3 (The Calvetti Crime Family) by Rose Harper
  16. How (Not) to Marry a Duke by Felicia Kingsley
  17. Reaching Gavin (Good Girls Don’t Book 3) by Geneva Lee <— SHE’S DONE WITH LOVE!! “…No more men. No more romance. No more waiting for true love. Instead, she decides to focus on her new internship and life outside men—until fate deals her a hand of ex-boyfriends and one infuriating new boss. Try as she might to avoid love, she’s about to learn life isn’t about finding the one. It’s about reaching him.
  18. Let Yourself Run Free Again (A Breath Without Life Novel Book 2) by Janith Hooper
  19. Definition of Craving: Book Two of the Definition series by Lia Peele
  20. Adoring Aveline: A Romantic Comedy by J.S. Wood
  21. Tattered (Torn Series, Book 2) by Melody Anne <— NOW IT’S TIME TO HEAR HIS STORY…I’m not a perfect man. Who of us can claim that? But for those of you who might think I’m a cheater, a liar, an abuser, you don’t know what you’re talking about. There’s more to my story than you realize. You’ve heard Miranda’s story. Now it’s time you heard mine. —Mason
  22. Rescuing Amy (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Julia Bright
  23. A Husband for Beauty by Lindsey Hart
  24. CHECK (Mr. Rook’s Island Book 3) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff <— MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF ALERT!!! Book #3 in this series!! P.S. Book #1 is free right now. :D
  25. Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell <— TWO THIVES STEAL AWAY IN THE NIGHT... ;) “All Nick Norton wants is to stay on the straight and narrow…and never get caught stealing again. Then he lays eyes on her: Stella Peretti—100 percent sexy and absolutely irresistible. Especially when he sees her smooth moves lifting a two-karat diamond. Nick realizes he’s found the sparkling woman of his dreams—one so perfect for him it’s almost criminal...”
  26. Sheltering Emma (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Finding Shelter Book 1) by Aspen Drake
  27. Protecting Mari (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Counterstrike Book 1) by Cara Carnes
  28. Recovering Ivy (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Red Team Book 4) by Riley Edwards
  29. Burning Heart (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Air Force Fire Protection Specialists Book 5) by Jen Talty
  30. Shielding Blair (Special Forces: Operation Alpha): A Fierce Protectors Novella by Casey Hagen
  31. Avenging Angels (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by KD Michaels
  32. Montana SEAL Friendly Fire (Brotherhood Protectors Book 11) by Elle James
  33. After the Weekend (Love and Care Book 2) by Silvia Violet <— M/M ROMANCE!!! “After the Weekend is the 2nd book in the Love and Care series. It continues Graham and Avery’s story from Father of the Groom.”
  34. Wanted – Bad Boyfriend (Island Classifieds Book 1) by TA Moore <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  35. Rocking the Cowboy (Dreamspun Desires Book 64) by Skylar M. Cates <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  36. Rocked Hard by Morticia Knight <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  37. Destined to Dominate by Red Phoenix
  38. May Flowers (Wilder Irish) by Mari Carr
  39. Montreal (International Guy Book 6) by Audrey Carlan
  40. International Guy: Milan, San Francisco, Montreal (International Guy Volumes Book 2) by Audrey Carlan
  41. Justice for Gwen (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha) (Guardian Elite Series Book 2) by KaLyn Cooper
  42. Smokin’ (The Hot Boys Series Book 1) by Olivia Rush <— THE TEACHER & THE FIREMAN… “…Falling for a fireman is so cliché. Yet, here I am. The elementary school teacher who’s all worked up over New York’s finest. It started out as a simple ride along…
  43. Big Deck (Big Sexy Series Book 1) by Remy Rose <— HE’S GOT RULES. NO DATES. NO STAYING OVERNIGHT… then he met her. “...I was only looking to get a big bathroom, not a big man, since I’ve sworn off relationships after being cheated on. But when Jack Decker showed up at my door with his jaw-dropping sex appeal and huge…um, workboots, I found myself wanting his hands on more than just my bathroom fixtures. I wasn’t prepared for how he’d make me laugh, blush, swoon…ache...”
  44. Claimed by the Lawman (Lawmen of Wyoming Book 4) by Rhonda Lee Carver
  45. After MidKnight (Knight Ops Book 4) by Em Petrova
  46. Unwanted Danger (Danger Incorporated Book 9) by Olivia Jaymes
  47. Wild Irish Rose (Irish Lullaby Book 2) by Bianca D’Arc
  48. CLOSER (Taint Book 2) by Carmen Jenner <— CARMEN JENNER ALERT!! ROCK STARS!!! “...he had it all. Until an angry redhead joined the Taint world tour and turned his life upside-down. Levi fell in love with her. His bandmate did too. It did not end well. Brielle Kagawa doesn’t keep company with rock stars, but when this gifted cellist finds herself kicked out of the Orchestre de Paris an all-expenses-paid gig in the south of France seems too good to be true. Because it is. The man footing the bill might be a disorderly drunk, but he has an offer she can’t refuse…”

                                               

 

PREORDERS (Next few days, and a few of next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Love Online by Penelope Ward – August 27th 2018
  2. Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels) by Ilona Andrews - August 28th 2018
  3. The Waiting Room by Emily Bleeker – August 28th 2018
  4. Dagger’s Edge: A Brute Force Novel by Lora Leigh - August 28th 2018
  5. Cowboy, Cross My Heart (Heart of Texas) by Donna Grant - August 28th 2018
  6. The Governess Game: Girl Meets Duke by Tessa Dare - August 28th 2018
  7. Stygian: A Dark-Hunter Novel (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon - August 28th 2018
  8. The Evolution of Man by Skye Warren - August 28th 2018
  9. Make It Music (Broken Dolls Book 1) by Everly Lucas - August 28th 2018
         

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Sounds like our old-school beloved “urban fantasy” series, and Tessa is loving it!! Book #5 JUST WENT LIVE!!

Tessa: Book that needs more love?… The Unlikeable Demon Hunter series by Deborah Wilde. … Unlikeable is funny, she’s sassy and utterly imperfect, and the plotline is pretty fun and unpredictable.  *happy dance* The series is so good.  :)

About book #1:

Rule breaker, magic wielder, hot mess: meet our best chance at survival.

Can a foul-mouthed, romance-impaired heroine with no edit button face her worst nightmare … a purpose?

When Nava half-drunkenly interrupts her twin’s induction ceremony into the Brotherhood of David, she expects to be chastised. What she doesn’t expect is to take her brother’s place among the previously all-male demon hunters.

How does a smart-ass, self-cultivated hot mess even fight demons? Especially demons who are doubly motivated; bonus points for killing the first female hunter.

Now she’s on a mission to test her mettle, but her Brotherhood-appointed babysitter is distractingly hot. When you combine charisma and hard abs, how’s a girl to focus and what will it cost her in the end?

Odds of survival: meh.

Odds of hooking up with a smoking hot rock star before she bites it: much better.

Get it now.

READING ORDER:

    

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DARK READ ALERT!!! I JUST found out about this one when our fellow readers recommended it for a specific “DARK READ” request. Oooooh and I LOVE my dark reads! This one, I hear, might even bee too dark for some. Eeeeeeeeep!! ;)

Kim: So goooood… I just finished this series & couldn’t put it down!!!!

Meagan: I’m not really a dark reader but I LOVED this series!

McKenzie: Born to be Bound (Alpha’s Claim Book 1) by Addison Cain. It’s SUPER dark (too dark for me, tbh) and has a captive/captor plotline as well as some paranormal/dystopic elements. Enjoy!

Joy: Addison Cain’s Alpha’s Claim series. It includes Born To Be Bound, Born To Be Broken and Reborn. The story continues with Stolen (Alpha’s Control Book 1). There’s also her new series, which is a reverse harem titled Branded Captive: A Reverse Harem Omegaverse Dark Romance (Wren’s Song Book 1). I read that first and got hooked on Addison Cain. Then I went on to devour the others that I mentioned.

About book #1:

Surrender is not survival.

Claire is desperate. Her once thriving city lies in ruins. The strongest of the three human dynamics, Alphas, have grown feral. Common Betas circle like vultures. The lowest in the hierarchy, rare and weak Omegas like Claire, are being destroyed. Sheltering amidst a dwindling enclave of frightened Omega women, Claire cannot provide enough to feed them all; her friends are starving.

All due to one escaped convict’s violent rise to power.
Shepherd is every bit as ruthless as his reputation suggests. Despite taking every possible precaution, Claire is captured and her worst nightmare realized. Shepherd, discovering a rare Omega in his midst, claims her like a prize, forcing a pair-bond that ties her to him forever.

She fights her instincts and his will, because no matter how manipulative the bond might be, she despises what he’s done to her people. If she cannot find a way to help her friends, if she cannot escape, everyone she loves will die.

Publisher’s Note: The first book in Addison Cain’s exciting, raw, and suspense-filled Omegaverse series is a dark tale with explicit sexual themes and complete power exchange. Though situations may by be interpreted as romantic, this is a story about the effect of extreme circumstances on the human psyche and the consequences of obsession—not a standard romance. If such material offends you, please do not purchase.

  

 

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<— HAPPY MONDAY and what a happy day it is!!! A few EXTRA exciting new releases that snuck in early (like that one there to the left). ;) Yep. You guessed it. It’s what I’m going to read next! But first… tell me about your weekend. Let’s play “Three Things…” – I’ll start!

1.) I’m also reading a psych-thriller (an ARC) called Cross Her Heart: A Novel (releasing in a week or two), I’m 50% in, and I have NO clue what’s going on. LOL!!! That’s okay… I like it like that! This could go anywhere and I hear the twist is jaw-dropping. Oh how I hope!!!

2.) I’m lonely. ;) My family is gone, and the house is so quiet. It’s peaceful, sure, back to my comfortable routine – and I’m a routine girl for sure, but… I’m lonely.

3.) I want a re-do of the entire last week (from August 11th to the 17th), only because it was so awesome and I want to do it all over again.

LOOK WHAT JUST WENT LIVE :D !!!

  • Bring Down the Stars (Beautiful Hearts Duet Book 1) by Emma Scott <—OH. EM. GEEEEEE!!!!! EMMA SCOTT ALERT!!!! LOOKIT WHAT JUST WENT LIVE!!!!!! Guess what I’m about to start reading? JUST. GUESS!!!! P.S. THE AUTHOR WARNS: THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL LOVE TRIANGLE <— :D !!! YAY US!!! “…He writes as if he can feel my heart, hear its cadence and compose the exact right lyrics to accompany every beat and flow. I’m in love with Connor…so why do I feel an inexplicable pull to his best friend, Weston? Grouchy, sullen, brooding Weston Turner, who could cut you down with a look. Fiercely intelligent with a razor sharp wit and acid tongue, he’s the exact opposite of Connor in every way...”
  • Beauty Found: A Novella (Hades Hangmen 6.5) by Tillie Cole <— TILLIE COLE’S LATEST IS LIVE!!!! “...Recently released from prison, he is lost in a world he no longer knows. He is on his own. Until he picks up a woman hitchhiking on the side of a road. A beauty queen dressed in pink. Susan-Lee Stewart is done with the crowns. She’s done with the glitz and glamor of pageant life. And she’s done with the bruises . . .”
  • Catching Irish: a Summerhaven novella (The Summerhaven Trio Book 4) by Katy Regnery
  • The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Fall (Nava Katz Book 5) by Deborah Wilde
  • The Identity: Part Two (The Black Unit Series Book 2) by S.E. Lund <— LIVE!! HEY WANT HIM CAPTURED BUT SHE’S FALLING FOR HIM… “…The government wants him captured, interrogated and then either imprisoned for life or better yet – executed as a traitor. What she discovers is that Brandon’s everything her supervisor say he is, but he’s also so much more. He’s a spy, a patriot, a war hero. And she’s falling in love with him, despite her best intentions...”
  • Heartbreaker (Rascals Book 3) by Katie McCoy <— LIVE!! THIS SERIES? FIVE GUYS. ONE BAR!!! HE’S HER BOSS… “…My bartending gig at Rascals was supposed to be a fresh start for me. Now I’m juggling drink orders AND red-hot sexual tension – but I refuse to let Liam’s smoldering stares throw me off my game… Until one late night leads to another. And another. Liam has a reputation as Mr Heartbreaker, but he’s revealing a whole new side of himself...”
  • Over the Edge: (The Edge Book 4) by C.D. Reiss <— C.D. REISS ALERT!! Her latest is LIVE!! P.S. With this new release, the series is NOW COMPLETE!!

Marina: Finished Rough Edge, after Cutting Edge and holy **** this series is nuts. So incredibly intense. I had to step aside for moments. I’ve been trying to find funny light reads lately but this story is so gripping I could not not know what would happen.

Susan: I just finished the prequel Cutting Edge and Rough Edge by C.D. Reiss and loved them both. Sooooo good… I love when I find a book that I can’t put down and I am supposed to be packing for a trip I leave for in the morning.

  • Hold You Close by Corinne Michaels & Melanie Harlow <— LIVE!!! HE LIVES NEAR HER AND NOW THEY ARE HAVING TO DO SOMETHING HUGELY IMPORTANT TOGETHER... “…Every time I see him climbing out of his pool, practically naked and unreasonably sexy, my blood boils. I’ve always loved to loathe him. I never planned to need him...”
  • Husband Material (Left at the Altar Book 3) by Raine Miller <— LIVE!!! RAINE MILLER ALERT!! “…We had one magical night together…and then she was gone—a French beach fairy who danced away with the dawn. I searched until I found her again. And now I can’t let her go…because maybe I am husband material after all.
  • Satin and Pearls by Lauren Landish <— LIVE!!! FORBIDDENY TEACHER-STUDENT ALERT!! “…I have a confession to make. I hate my math professor, Connor Daniels. From the moment he walked into class, he’s been a thorn in my side, nitpicking every little thing that I do. It burns me how he expects me to be just as perfect as he is. I get that professors are supposed to challenge their students, but he’s such a . . . He’s a prick…”
  • Inferno (A Harmony Love Story) by Angela Graham <— LIVE!!! ANGELA GRAHAM ALERT!! CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE!! “...it only takes a single conversation with the once-shy girl he remembers hanging around when they were kids to spark an undeniable attraction. With shameful secrets and old habits dying hard, they soon realize that if they don’t raise the stakes, one of them will be forced to fold their hand. Some romances burn bright and fizzle fast, but this one’s nothing short of an…inferno…
  • Damaged Heart (A San Diegan Novel Book 3) by S.M. Soto <— LIVE!!
  • His Paradise by Alexa Riley <— LIVE!! ALEXA RILEY ALERT!! “…Nicole has spent her whole life on the island, and now that her grandparents have passed she’s running the Mermaid alone. She’s out of options and money with a forced sale approaching. But one night at the local dive bar, suddenly all her worries are swept away...”
  • Darkest Heart (Dominion) by Juliette Cross <— LIVE!!! CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE!! “Anya—a stoic, blue-winged angelic warrior—was bitten by a demon prince in battle, and now she has precious little time to find a cure for his deadly venom. But the only archangel with the power to stop the dark poison from corrupting her body and soul is missing. She’ll have to trust her guide, the outcast high demon Dommiel, who is as handsome as he is dangerous if she has any hope…”
  • Reckless (Deathstalkers MC Book 9) by Alexis Noelle <— LIVE!! BIKER CLUB “GIRL”…Forbidden. Off Limits.  Unattainable. Those are the rules. I can’t claim her–a club girl. A club whore if we’re cutting the sh!t. But Carly is different…
  • Flamed with Courage: Notorious Devils (Cash Bar Book 3) by Hayley Faiman
And I’m throwing in a few super-bargains that are to good to miss (in case they expire early!)

  • Ashes & Embers Series Collection (Books 1 to 4) by Carian Cole <— SERIES BUNDLE SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!! This series is LOVED by so many in our book-crew and now we can have it ALL. It’s true! ALL!!! “This collection includes the first four complete novels of the Ashes & Embers rock star contemporary romance series – Storm, Vandal, Lukas, and Talon. It also contains a short excerpt from Asher’s upcoming book.”

Kathy P: I have read all of her books. I loved her Ashes and Embers Series.

Steph N: I just tore through this series. Read all four in a matter of days. Loved them.

Michelle T: Me and my 2 book buddies read Torn when it was released and didn’t know of the spin off until the end of Torn so we all went straight to Storm! Lol. Then came Vandal and I Was IN LOVE and thought no way I will like the others better but then came Lukas… WOW! He was my favorite but Vandal & Tor are a close second! Enjoyed them all though

Young: One of my favorite series ever is Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughn. For me, it is right up there with Tairen Soul series.

Amy: Warprize IS really good. Definitely a lighter version of Golden Dynasty but so much fun.

Joanne: This book is amazing! I’ve read & reread it so many times I’ve lost count.

                 

 

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PREORDERS (going live at midnight!!!  :D )

  1. All the Way: A Romancing Manhattan Novel by Kristen Proby – August 21st 2018
  2. Losing the Field (Field Party) by Abbi Glines - August 21st 2018
  3. Pieces of Her: A Novel: 18 by Karin Slaughter - August 21st 2018
  4. Tossed Into Love (Fluke My Life Book 3) by Aurora Rose Reynolds - August 21st 2018
  5. The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick  - August 21st 2018
  6. Tattered (Torn Series, Book 2) by Melody Anne – August 21st 2018

     

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Ahhhhh FUN!!! I love the sound of this, and it’s a “series collaboration” (and Raine Miller’s contribution to the series JUST WENT LIVE today!)

LEFT AT THE ALTAR series in a collaboration of six New York Times Bestselling Authors: J. S. Scott, Ruth Cardello, Raine Miller, Sawyer Bennett, Minx Malone, and Melody Anne.

About book #1:

Lia:

I thought I had my life all worked out. My wedding had been meticulously planned. All I had to do was walk down the aisle and get married to the man I’d been engaged to for over a year.

Pretty easy and uncomplicated, right?

Unfortunately, all of my well laid plans go up in smoke when my fiance leaves me at the church alone because he found a woman who was better suited for his snobby world of wealth and privilege.

Problem is, I really have to get married. All of my hopes and dreams are dependent on me tying the knot by my twenty-eighth birthday, and the date is closing in fast.

As usual, my best friend Zeke Conner is there to pick up the pieces when I get jilted by a jerk. He helps me work through the demoralizing event so I can put it behind me and move on. But when he offers to marry me himself, I’m stunned. But it’s a bargain I can’t really refuse.

As my relationship changes with my best friend, I find myself caught in a web of sensual desire and unending passion that’s as terrifying as it is satisfying. Probably because it seems all too real.

But our arrangement was supposed to be temporary. A deal between friends so that we’d both benefit. What will happen when it all ends?

  

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by my fellow readers, it’s a fantasy series AND it’s complete!!

Tessa: Alright, I just finished a series I had to read all the way through; The Tainted Accords by Kelly St. Clare. 4 book fantasy that involves a severely abused “princess” and um, her adventures. Seriously a lot just happens. That’s the best explanation without any spoilers. :D So, I guess, my desire for fantasy is back! YEAH!

Robyn: I just finished Fantasy of Frost (The Tainted Accords series) and am absolutely loving it. There are 3 more books. The h has to wear a veil over her face and has since she was a small child. I won’t give away why she has to because it’s part of the main plot of the books. I got my groove back with these beauties!

Robyn: I’m reading the last book of the Tainted Accords by Kelly St. Clare and I don’t want them to end. These books are that good!

About book #1:

I know many things. What I am capable of, what I will change, what I will become. But there is one thing I will never know…

The veil I’ve worn from birth carries with it a terrible loneliness; a suppression I cannot imagine ever being free of.

Some things never change…

My mother will always hate me. Her court will always shun me.

…Until they do.

When the peace delegation arrives from the savage world of Glacium, my life is shoved wildly out of control by the handsome Prince Kedrick who, for unfathomable reasons, shows me kindness.

And the harshest lessons are learned.

Sometimes it takes the world bringing you to your knees to find that spark you thought forever lost.

Sometimes it takes death to show you how to live.

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Happy Friday!! It’s time for the Friday Finds (which I’m still currently working on will be adding more throughout the day), so keep checking back.

My family is leaving today and my heart is a bit sad, but  my book will keep me company. ;)  I will be reading ALL weekend. YAY ME!!!

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE FOUND FOR THE WEEKEND :D !!

  • The Charm of You by Jennifer Probst <— LIVE!!! LATEST BY JENNIFER PROBST!!! She was once an awkward college student and he was the popular jock... “…when Nolan comes back into town, and doesn’t even recognize the girl he once destroyed, she decides to invoke her own personal revenge. The plan is simple—make him fall hard for her, then dump him. She transforms herself into his perfect woman using three simple steps to spin her web. But she never planned on getting caught up in old feelings…and new promises…”
  • Ghosted by J.M. Darhower <— GASP!!! SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!! This is a MUST READ (I gave it 5 STARS!!!) and here’s my review

Tessa: Ghosted. That one worked beautifully. *swoons* That one is worthy of a re-read.

Ashley: Ghosted by J.M. Darhower. I bought it this morning and listened to it at work today…it was SO good! I love a great second chance romance.

Leslie M: Ghosted: Those journal entries KILLED me. Her love & devotion and then heartbreak punched me right in the feels. …Ghosted is one of my all time faves!!!

Nay: Let me just say that everyone was so, SO right! Ghosted is RUINING me–and I LOVE it!

Cheryl: Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan. For a “sports” story it was angsty. Reminded me of how I felt reading Thoughtless. …When I say felt like when reading Thoughtless, I mean the angst of love and relationships/love triangles and damn a sh!tload of complications/roadblocks to that love.
  • Mad as a Hatter (Sons of Wonderland Book 1) by Kendra Moreno <— LIVE!! HORROR RETELLING of Alice in Wonderland. “Clara spent her whole life fighting in courtrooms for the downtrodden, the strange ones, the abused. It’s only natural that when a man with rabbit ears on his head comes to see her, she doesn’t blink an eye… …until he opens a portal and drags her to Wonderland. But this isn’t the world she’s read about at home…”
  • The Hunted (The Killing Hours Book 1) by Christy Anderson
  • Tease: A Vixen Bluff Novel by C. Black
  • Hearts Of Darkness by Catherine Wiltcher <— LIVE!! DARK READ ALERT!! “…He’s a whisper of a name, a faceless stranger… A man content to dwell in the shadows of his underworld. Dante’s enemies found a weakness in him once. He’ll never let it happen again. That’s until the night Eve Miller walks past him on a dirty, desolate street. Now she’s his captive, kept at the whim of a man with no kindness or morality…”
  • Fighting the Odds by K Williams <— LIVE!!! SHE TAKES INTEREST IN HER NEIGHBORS… “...She never expected what would happen after she moved back into her childhood home. With a meddling mother, a father who is not what he seems, and her ex-boyfriend stalking her, Jacinta seeks comfort in the neighbors next door…”
          

 

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  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans all of your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!

PREORDERS (The next few days & a few of next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Husband Material (Left at the Altar Book 3) by Raine Miller – August 19th 2018
  2. Over the Edge: (The Edge Book 4) by C.D. Reiss – August 19th 2018
  3. Hold You Close by Corinne Michaels & Melanie Harlow – August 20th 2018
  4. All the Way: A Romancing Manhattan Novel by Kristen Proby – August 21st 2018
  5. Losing the Field (Field Party) by Abbi Glines - August 21st 2018
  6. Pieces of Her: A Novel: 18 by Karin Slaughter - August 21st 2018
  7. Tossed Into Love (Fluke My Life Book 3) by Aurora Rose Reynolds - August 21st 2018
  8. The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick  - August 21st 2018
  9. Tattered (Torn Series, Book 2) by Melody Anne – August 21st 2018

        

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Charlene is looking for a very specific “Dark” genre… and oooooohhhh yes! I LOVE going through that whole “in love with a very bad guy” dark kind of story, and having no clue how it’s going to end. There are a few that end *ahem* in a loving way, for sure, but not all of them do. All that attachment and wanting to please (even if it’s so wrong) and in the end…?

Hrmmmm… I certainly have a few that come to mind!! Okay I’m going to dig into my reviews, and see what I can pull up, but BEWARE!!!!! These recommendations are sort of “spoilery” in that Charlene is looking for a particular kind of ending. We might not know exactly how it ends (twists etc), but if it’s recommended here, there’s a chance it doesn’t end sweet. Er… well, I guess it depends on the character. ;)

She asks:

Hello! I’m hoping someone can recommend some books to me. I was so excited about this list because I love smart, dark novels (so many novels feel like they only go skin deep with their characters and everything is so ‘wholesome’).

I would love to read a novel about Stockholm syndrome, but I am more interested in the dark elements and exploring the thought process of the characters, and would prefer it be less focused on erotica and romance.

I could see myself being disappointed if it ends as a “happily ever after” and the guy never gets what he deserves. I’m worried these seem more romance focused but I’m not sure.

Can anyone please make a recommendation? Thank you so much!

Anyone have a recommendation?

Amy: How about Stolen by Lucy Christopher.

Robyn: Yes! Stolen. Grrr on that ending. I’m the opposite, I like HEA endings. I can’t help with any because of that! LOL

Dee: I’m a third for Stolen.

Leslie: I have Stolen on my “do not read” for the same reason! ;)

Maryse: Leslie, you’re missing out!! Stolen is one of my absolute FAVORITES!!!!

McKenzie: Born to be Bound (Alpha’s Claim Book 1) by Addison Cain. It’s SUPER dark (too dark for me, tbh) and has a captive/captor plotline as well as some paranormal/dystopic elements. Enjoy!

Joy: Addison Cain’s Alpha’s Claim series. It includes Born To Be Bound, Born To Be Broken and Reborn. The story continues with Stolen (Alpha’s Control Book 1). There’s also her new series, which is a reverse harem titled Branded Captive: A Reverse Harem Omegaverse Dark Romance (Wren’s Song Book 1). I read that first and got hooked on Addison Cain. Then I went on to devour the others that I mentioned.

Ericka: Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas?

Nadia: Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas.

Maryse: I LOVED that one… and that ending, I guess, can be up for interpretation. ;)

Helen: The Tutor by K. Larson

Amy: Oooooooh…right up my twisted, non-traditional alley!! How about Held by Edeet Ravel? Maryse recommended this one to me because of the Marmy-ish ending, and it did NOT disappoint.

All I will say about the ending is it is…different. SO different. I flipped out. I freaked out. Told “them” they were wrong. So wrong. Weren’t they? My tummy still turns when I think about it.

     

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