HAPPY TUESDAY NEW RELEASE DAY!! For many of us it’s back to work day, but at least we have PLENTY to read. And if you don’t, might I tempt you with a few of these new “shinies” ;)

P.S. Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s awesome surprises! ➔ Monday Earlybird Book Releases (it was a CRAZY awesome mini-release day):D!!! 

AND AND!!! If you missed it, I 4.5 STARRED THIS ONE! ➔ Book Review – Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

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


For those going on a road trip soon, or maybe you’ve got some projects that require both hands this weekend but still allows you to “listen”… check out the free audible trial + 2 free audiobooks deal —>

  • 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!
  1. Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward
  2. Combust by K. Bromberg
  3. Shock Jock by A.M. Madden
  4. Until Sage: Until Him, Book 2 by Aurora Rose Reynolds
  5. Natural Witch: Magical Mayhem, Book 1 by K.F. Breene
  6. Up in Smoke: A King Series Novel by T.M. Frazier
  7. Cowboy Fairytales: The Complete Collection by Lacy Williams
  8. Mr. & Mrs. by J.A. Huss
  9. Turn by Cora Brent
  10. Lost Love by Kelly Elliott
  11. Pursued Brides of the Kindred, Book 6 by Evangeline Anderson
  12. Cake: The Newlyweds: Cake Series, Book 4 <— PREORDER!! February 27th 2018!
  13. Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs <— PREORDER March 6th 2018
  14. High Voltage: Fever, Book 10 by Karen Marie Moning <— PREORDER March 6th 2018


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.)

Kandace: I’m on a total Stephie Walls binge. Maryse posted her newest book Unexpected Arrivals and I loved it. I loved it so much I dove straight into her backlist. Her duet “Bound” and “Freed” was so intense. Lots of drama and angst. Bound kind of had a DRIVE feels to it.

Kooloo: I think you and R (for my heart is a ROCK) would enjoy this one called “Unexpected Arrivals” Stephie Walls! I mean this has Big Drama and Heart Ripping all over it! Your Welcome.

Nancy: UNEXPECTED ARRIVALS is a wonderful love story that spans from high school, through college, and after college graduation to present day. The Prologue sucks you into the story…

  • Gods & Monsters by Saffron A. Kent <— FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT!!! JUST WENT LIVE YESTERDAY & Nancy LOVED it!!! THE TOWN CONSIDERED HIM BORN OF A MONSTER… but she loved him…
Nancy: I read an ARC and I wrote the longest review on Goodreads then I have ever wrote. It is one of those books that you feel so passionate about, even if you “hate” parts.
  • Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward <— PENELOPE WARD RECENT RELEASE & WE HAVE FEEDBACK!
Shelly: I read Gentleman Nine in one sitting. It was so good and just what I needed this weekend!
Tessa: I finished Strange the Dreamer and oh… I don’t want to leave the world. I don’t want to abandon Weep or Lazlo. I want to stay there forever and just live. Warning… CH, but wow, the writing was well done, and the story stole my heart. Honestly, it will probably be in the best of the year category.
Candace: Just finished Bentley: Vested Interest #1 – it was very good and now I’m waiting on the next one in this series
  • Midnight Valentine by J.T. Geissinger <— RECLUSE HERO RECENT RELEASE & AMAL LOVES IT!!

Amal: …recluse heroes are my weakness and this one brought me to my knees. the wit, the humor and the mental disorders were so REAL! the ending was exactly what i was hoping for even though i anticipated a HEA. this was the most satisfying book i have read all week! I could not have asked for a better recluse book and i hope to find more since i have read almost all the ones on your ultimate recluse heroes list.

  • Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover <— COLLEEN HOOVER ALERT!!! This one’s pretty emotionally angsty and forbidden-y and it’s on sale today!! :D

Jennifer: I finished Maybe Someday last night and I have to say, I loved it. It was so powerful and full of emotions. There were parts where my jaw literally hit the floor. I swooned so much and I couldn’t tell you how many times I laughed, tears rolling down my face hysterical, Mt husband kept looking over me and asking if I was ok. Lol. I don’t want to reveal any spoilers, so ladies if you’re looking for a heartbreak, hilarious and with an amazing ending, please read this one

Leslie M: Maybe Someday. Sure, it was angsty…but not terribly angsty to me. I guess because it wasn’t super depressing, stomp on my heart, bawl my eyes out, that I would recommend it. Especially compared to Slammed. I LOVED Slammed but it was major tearjerker for me…




  1. Glacier (VLG Book 9) by Laurann Dohner <— SHE’S NOT A FAN OF BEING A VAMPIRE… “...Since that fateful day she was snatched from her job and turned into a Vampire, Mandy’s life has sucked-literally. Forced to become an assassin for the Vampire Council, she finds solace in taking out the scumbag rogues she’s often assigned to kill. Things go south when she realizes her next mark is an old coworker from her human days…a seriously hot one, who she had deep feelings for…”
  2. A Vampire’s Thirst: Flint by A K Michaels
  3. The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave (Nava Katz Book 4) by Deborah Wilde
  4. Hers to Bewitch (Forbidden Magic Book 1) by Heather Long
  5. Metamorphosis (Bonds of Desire Book 1) by McKenna Jeffries
  6. Angel Hunter- Redemption Book 2 by LaVerne Thompson
  7. Soul Thing (The Game of Gods Book 1) by Lana Pecherczyk
  8. Written on my Heart (The Oracles Book 1) by Piper Davenport
  9. Fire and Bone by Rachel A. Marks
  10. Draken Genesis (Draken United Book 1) by Swanson, K
  11. Crescent Legacy (The Crescent Witch Chronicles Book 3) by Axelle Chandler
  12. Genesis (The Evolutioneers Book 1) by Anna Alexander
  13. Igniting the Spark (Daughter of Fire Book 4) by Fleur Smith



  1. Eulogy (Eagle Elite Book 9) by Rachel Van Dyken <— RACHEL VAN DYKEN ALERT!! STANDALONE MAFIA ROMANCE!! “...She took it to the depths of Hell with her and haunts me with images of what could have been. Sixty lives are mine to take. Sixty lives stand in the way of my vengeance. Sixty lives plus one more. Mine. When the last drop of blood falls — mine will be spilled. Only one person stands in the way. She doesn’t realize I’ll kill her too. I don’t own a heart…”
  2. Poison Kisses Part 3 by Lisa Renee Jones
  3. Little Pink Taxi (Choc Lit) by Marie Laval
  4. Driftwood Cove: Two stories for the price of one (Harmony Harbor) by Debbie Mason
  5. Nobody Does It Better (Masters and Mercenaries Book 15) by Lexi Blake <— LEXI BLAKE ALERT!! THE FAMOUS ACTOR & THE DOUBLE AGENT!!…Spy master Ezra Fain needs her help on a mission that would send her into Hollywood’s glamorous and dangerous party scene. Intrigued by the mission and the movie star hunk she will be shadowing, she eagerly agrees. When she finds herself in his bed, she realizes she’s not only risking her life, but her heart…
  6. Winter Igniting (Scorpius Syndrome Book 5) by Rebecca Zanetti
  7. Never Let Go (Haven, Montana Book 2) by Jill Sanders
  8. Boss Woman by Victoria Quinn <— VICTORIA QUINN’S LATEST! “…He hurt me. Lied to me. And now he ruined me. But I’m not the kind of woman who stays on the ground. I’m back on my feet. I’m back from the dead. And I’m stronger than before. It’ll take something a lot stronger to bury a woman like me…”
  9. Breaking the Gladiator: An Alpha Attraction Novella by Nicola Rose <— HISTORICAL AND… OH MY!!!!!!!!!! OH. MY. “…The only time I feel alive is when I’m with my husband’s champion gladiator. My slave. In the arena, and the bedroom. It’s disgusting for a woman of my rank to sleep with a man like him. He’s a dirty, worthless animal. His touch should feel repulsive. His gaze upon me should make my skin crawl.  But he’s mine. And I want more...”
  10. Boss Alpha by Victoria Quinn <— VICTORIA QUINN’S LATEST!
  11. Kian (Undercover Billionaire Book 1) by Melody Anne
  12. Flat Line (Sleeper SEALs Book 12) by J.M. Madden
  13. Hold Fast by Kris Ripper <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  14. Fresh Catch by Kate Canterbary <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  15. Still Waters (Compass Boys Book 3) by Jayne Rylon and Mari Carr <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  16. Joshua’s Rainbow (Rainbow Key Book 1) by Victoria Sue <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  17. The Lion Tamer (The Sin Bin Book 6) by Dahlia Donovan <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  18. Forsaken Falls (Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance Book 9) by Shirleen Davies
  19. Change of Heart (Snowy Ridge: Love at Starlight, Book 4) by Kris Jett
  20. PowerHouse: Anti-Hero Game (Power Chain Book 1) by Chelsea Camaron &,‎ Ryan Michele <— HE WON’T BE DISMISSED…No one denies me. Especially her. She dismissed me. That was her first mistake. She thought I was a nice guy. That was her second. She had hope. That was the final straw. I am Onyx Blake. I’m a powerhouse in an ugly underworld only found in her nightmares. She’s going to learn quickly, I’m not the man to let anything go … Including her…
  21. Wet (Honor Bound Book 5) by Angel Payne
  22. Hot (Honor Bound Book 6) by Angel Payne
  23. Masked (Honor Bound Book 7) by Angel Payne
  24. Love by the Mile (Harbor Point Book 2) by Heather Young-Nichols
  25. In with the Tide (Cape Cod Shore Book 1) by Charlee James <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!! “...Lindsey Hunter never imagined she’d be returning to her Cape Cod home pregnant and divorced, but she’s determined to build a new life for her and her unborn baby. When car trouble leaves her stranded on the side of the road, ex-Marine Damien Trent rides to the rescue on his motorbike…”
  26. A Force of Nature (A Tryst of Fate Series Novel – Book 2) by Kara Liane
  27. Disarmed by Love (Changing Tides) by Gail Chianese
  28. Pretty Little Killers (The Keepers Book 1) by Rita Herron <— VIGILANTE SERIAL KILLERS!!! “...When the mutilated body of a corrupt Savannah judge surfaces, Hatcher and Korine find themselves on the trail of a vigilante who is showing no mercy. Not for the predators who’ve gone free. And not for anyone who gets in the way. As the body count rises, and as Hatcher’s and Korine’s own pasts unfold, they must risk their lives tracking a killer they’ve come to understand all too well. After all, the ends justify the means...”
  29. Tortured: The Program Book 3 by N.M. Catalano
  30. Guarding Cora: A Delta Force Defenders Novel by Jennifer Becker
  31. One Fine Day (Hazel Green Book 1) by Cindy Kirk
  32. Rock King (Nothing but Trouble) by Tara Leigh <— ROCK STAR ALERT!!! He’s trying to clean up his act… “...I’m cleaning up my act… starting with Delaney Fraser. Gorgeous, smart, drama-free, and even nice - Delaney is the perfect “girlfriend.” When I’m with her I don’t have to pretend. It’s like she sees the real me. And I can see a future with her. But that’s dangerous. Because the truth is, Shane Hawthorne doesn’t actually exist. He’s a shield to hide who I really am. Fraud. Runaway. Addict. Murderer…”
  33. Use Me by Kimberly Knight <— THE HOCKEY PRO & THE NEWS ANCHOR – BOTH BETRAYED – MEET IN A BAR... “…Rhys and Ashtyn both expected an evening of alcohol to mask the pain of that October night. What they didn’t expect was meeting someone who could shield them from the darkness of their heartaches. Or that their pasts would dangerously intertwine …
  34. Hide & Seek (Exile Book 1) by Scarlett Finn
  35. A Playboy in Peril (Jamie Winters Mysteries Book 5) by Kelly Rey
  36. Love Locks: Based on the Hallmark Channel Original Movie by Cory Martin
  37. Reckless by Lex Martin <— HER BOSS IS HOT… “…For the record, I’m not going to hook up with my boss. I’m a lot of things–a screwup, a basket case, a flunky. But when I take a nanny job to be near my pregnant sister, I swear to myself I’ll walk the straight and narrow, which means I cannot fall for my insanely hot boss. I don’t want to be tempted by that rugged rancher…”
  38. Bad Love: Cowboy Romance (Rebels & Outlaws Book 1) by Lola Rebel
  39. Paper Lipstick by Kelsey Elise Sparrow
  40. The Painter’s Passion (The Gentlemen’s Guild Book 3) by Dr. Rebecca Sharp
  41. The Wanting by Christina Strigas
  42. The Expedition: Episode 2: An Understanding: An Action & Adventure Saga by Jerry D. Young
  43. Broken Butterfly: A Fortis Security Novel by Maddie Wade
  44. An Innocent Wife (Innocent Hearts Book 1) by Richa Resa <— BETRAYED MARRIAGE ALERT!! “...For a short while, my marriage was perfect. I was on top of the world, felt loved, experienced happiness…but then betrayal ruined it all. All it took was one moment, one wrong decision, and everything became corrupted. Nothing is the same anymore. My name is Joshua, and this is how I almost destroyed the best thing that ever happened to me...”
  45. Honky Tonk Hellion by Z.A. Maxfield
  46. Across the Blue: A Novel by Carrie Turansky
  47. Because You’re Mine (The Family Way Book 5) by Leona Morgan
  48. Calculated Exposure (Hearts and Minds Book 2) by Holley Trent
  49. Straying: A Novel by Molly McCloskey <— SHE FALLS IN LOVE, GETS MARRIED AND THEY HAS AN AFFAIR... “...Alice falls in love with an Irishman, marries him, and settles down in a place whose customs she struggles to understand. In the course of a single hot summer, she embarks on an affair that breaks her marriage and sets her life on a new course…”
  50. A Duke in the Night (The Devils of Dover) by Kelly Bowen
  51. Rescued Hearts by Jack Fisher
  52. Must Love Horses (Lazy S Ranch) by Vicki Tharp
  53. Playing to Win (Brits in Manhattan) by Laura Carter
  54. Forbidden by Faith (Forbidden Love Book 1) by Negeen Papehn
  55. Since We Fell: A Second Chance Romance Novel by Ann Gimpel
  56. Close to You by B. M. Sandy <— SHE’S ON THE RUN… and then she meets HIM. “…he leaves a note, asking to show Michele the city. It goes against every rule she has set in place for herself. She wants to forget about him and his offer, but something about him draws her in. She can’t shake it, so she agrees. What Michele doesn’t know is that Iain knows more about her than he’s letting on. The clock is ticking. Michele knows that her time is running out, especially after a stunning reveal that draws her and Iain even closer...”
  57. Wanting More (Dangerous Love Book 3) by Elle Keating
  58. Twisted End: A Novella of Romantic Suspense (Sons of Broad) by Tara Thomas
  59. Eagle’s Ledge by P.M. Griffin
  60. Two Left In Love (Bell Buckle #2) by C.C. Ann
  61. Dangerous in Motion (Aegis Group Alpha Team Book 4) by Sidney Bristol <— RETIRED NAVY SEAL ALERT!! “...Virologist Heidi Novak is in over her head. Again. Kidnapped while researching a mysterious outbreak, she’s forced to work with the enemy. That is, until an all too familiar silent, giant barges in, guns blazing...”



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

  1. Secret Lucidity: A forbidden romance stand-alone  by E.K. Blair – February 26th 2018
  2. Blood Type by K.A. Linde – February 27th 2018
  3. Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan – February 27th 2018
  4. At the Stroke of Midnight (The Naughty Princess Club) by Tara Sivec – February 27th 2018
  5. Charming Hannah (The Big Sky Series Book 1) by Kristen Proby – February 27th 2018
  6. Hello Stranger: The Ravenels, Book 4 by Lisa Kleypas – February 27th 2018



HAPPY MONDAY/PRESIDENTS DAY/EARLYBIRD BOOKS DAY!!! LOL! This is a great little list of books we can indulge in, on our extra day off. YAY LONG WEEKENDS!!! 

<— P.S. Yep… This one went live yesterday, but in case you missed it, I’m bringing it back on today’s list. It is #3 in ALL OF AMAZON!!!


  1. Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward <— PENELOPE WARD ALERT!! He was always in love with her, and now they’re roommates… “…Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits. He lied. I went off to college, and he got the girl. Amber never knew how I felt. They were together for years—before he broke her heart…
  2. Justice (Creed Brothers Book 1) by K.C. Lynn <— K.C. LYNN’S LATEST BAD BOY BAD-ASS ALERT!!…Justice Creed’s bad boy appeal caught my attention from the moment he rolled into town. For years I watched from afar, swallowing up the rumors that surrounded him. Until we shared a night of forbidden passion. One that destroyed my heart and reshaped my soul, and it sent me fleeing from the only town I’ve ever known. Now, years later, he’s barged back into my life, uncovering a secret I’ve worked so hard to keep and it’s one that will change our lives forever…”
  3. Gods & Monsters by Saffron A. Kent <— LIVE!!! FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT!!! SAFFRON A. KENT’S LATEST! THE TOWN CONSIDERED HIM BORN OF A MONSTER… but she loved him… “…Despite her family’s warnings, she loved him in secret for six years. They met in empty classrooms and kissed in darkened church closets. Until they couldn’t. Until the time came to choose between love and family, and Evie chose Abel. Because their love was worth the risk. Their love was the stuff of legend. But the thing about legends is that they are cautionary tales...”
  4. Gaslight (Crossbreed Series Book 4) by Dannika Dark <— LIVE!!! Robyn found it for us!!!Maryse! Don’t forget to add Dannika Darks latest Crossbreed series book that just dropped this morning. Book 4 is Gaslight! More Christian Poe! Guess what I’m reading today! * glitter bombs for everyone!*
  5. The Test (The List) <— SHE’S TESTING OUT HER OPPOSITE… “...What if her instincts have been steering her wrong all along? And what if she tested that theory by spending one month doing the exact opposite of what she’d normally do? A crazy-hot fling with a tattooed steelworker from the wrong side of the tracks seems like a good starting point…”
  6. That News Guy by Jenn Nixon <— SHE MEETS HER CELEBRITY CRUSH… “...After making a fool of herself the moment Trapper came up to her bar, Jessica Buckley didn’t believe the hot Latino reporter actually asked her out on a date. With a little prodding from her friends, Jessica risks dating Trapper, only to find him even more interesting off-camera…
  7. Straight Up Irish (Murphy Brothers) by Magan Vernon <— BILLIONAIRE BOSS IS HER FAKE FIANCE ALERT!!! “...Fallon needs help with her grandmother’s expenses, and her pretending to be my fake wife is a way we can make that happen. She’s not my biggest fan, but we can help each other and then go our separate ways…”
  8. Fix My Fall (The Fix Series Book 3) by Carey Heywood <— HER NERDY NEW CLIENT ALERT!! This went live a few days ago & I  missed it, but I’m bringing it in today! “…Abby Thompson’s love life is a disaster. Everyone around her is blissfully falling in love, while she’s busy binge watching anime. The last thing she needs is a walking temptation, in the form of ex-nerd turned dreamy astrophysics professor, Spencer Hill, aka her new client…”
  9. City Under Siege by R.J. Prescott <— R.J. PRESCOTT ALERT! LONDON IS UNDER SIEGE… “...Emotional detachment is my speciality. I’m ruthless and cut throat, but there is nobody better. Sarah Tatem is an innocent. Caught up in a world in which she doesn’t belong, and trying desperately to do the right thing. My job is to keep her safe long enough to get what’s needed, and bring an end to this siege of terror. But something has changed. I’ve learned that the only thing stronger than loyalty is love, and now she’s gone. My name is Lieutenant Tom Harper, and I’m about to unleash hell...”
  10. When Autumn Ends by Beth Rinyu <— HE’S A FAMOUS AUTHOR…I was at the top of my game until reality hit in a way I had never imagined, forcing me to face the living hell that had become my life. The ghosts and demons that once filled the pages of my bestselling novels now flooded my mind, consuming my thoughts both day and night...”
  11. Heart Stronger by Rachel Blaufeld <— SHE’S A PROFESSOR IN MOURNING & HE’S HER NEW, YOUNG NEIGHBOR… “...Three years later, Claire is still mourning her losses when Aiken Fordham—who looks young enough to be one of her college students—moves in next door. Forcing Claire to face her fears, Aiken almost forgets his reason for moving to Small Town, Pennsylvania. Falling for the sexy, smart, and strong professor next door was never in the plan...”
  12. One Wild Ride (Cake Love) by Elizabeth Lynx <— RICH RECLUSE ALERT!!! “...Alexander Hawthorne is your average wealthy recluse, with a wicked mother hell-bent on controlling every aspect of his life. When he falls in love — with a painting — and discovers the artist is even more breathtaking than her work, he is determined to escape his golden prison to be with her...”
  13. The Love Collection by Laramie Briscoe <— SERIES BUNDLE ALERT!!This collection features three standalone titles from Laramie Briscoe, all in one bundle! Featuring her well-loved blue collar, southern, bad boys! Trick – A single mom/bad boy romance., Sketch – A married couple trying to overcome a separation., Sass – A friends-to-lovers romance with a little bit of drama thrown in.”
  14. All For 1 by C.M. Stunich <— C.M. STUNICH ALERT!! “I don’t have a name, just a number. 1. A single slash across a keyboard. 1. That’s the number of people I know that are worth dying for. 1. The total number of women I’ve ever loved. 1. The number of weeks I have left to save her…”
  15. Catching London by MV Ellis <— FAMOUS ROCK STAR ALERT!! “…All London Llwellyn wants is to rebuild her life following the tragic car accident that robbed her of her fiancé, and ended her career as a professional ballet dancer. She’s working two jobs to scrape together the cash to set up her own studio, and reinvent herself as a photographer. The last thing she wants is to get involved…
  16. Baby Maker by P. Dangelico <— P. DANGELICO ALERT!! SINGLE WOMAN WANTS & BABY & SO DOES THE EX-FOOTBALL STAR… “...All she wants is a baby. All she needs is a man to agree to her terms. Dane Wylder, recently retired NFL tight end and future Hall of Famer, wants a baby. Naturally, marriage is off the table. He’s not the marrying type...”


PREORDERS (Just a few of those going live at midnight!! :D)

  1. Secret Lucidity: A forbidden romance stand-alone  by E.K. Blair – February 26th 2018
  2. Blood Type by K.A. Linde – February 27th 2018
  3. Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan – February 27th 2018
  4. At the Stroke of Midnight (The Naughty Princess Club) by Tara Sivec – February 27th 2018
  5. Charming Hannah (The Big Sky Series Book 1) by Kristen Proby – February 27th 2018
  6. Hello Stranger: The Ravenels, Book 4 by Lisa Kleypas – February 27th 2018



 <— Heart Stronger is LIVE!!! Oh my how this sounds wonderful!!!! Older woman… younger man (and he’s her new neighbor). Oh I can’t wait to read the angsty emotions this one brings.

“...Three years later, Claire is still mourning her losses when Aiken Fordham—who looks young enough to be one of her college students—moves in next door. Forcing Claire to face her fears, Aiken almost forgets his reason for moving to Small Town, Pennsylvania. Falling for the sexy, smart, and strong professor next door was never in the plan...”

Right? Riiiiiight???? And Rachel Blaufeld has a personal tidbit about this book AND a fun treat for us to celebrate this brand new release!

She says:

“This was both an emotional and exciting book for me to write. Located on a college campus in the middle of Pennsylvania, the setting was fun for me to put into words. As for Claire, she’s so entirely broken, she broke my own heart at times. But when she comes alive, she’s my spirit animal. And Aiken…oh, Aiken…there are no words. He’s gentle yet in charge, younger but stronger.

As for me, how well do you know me?

See if you can figure out which is the truth and which is fiction?

Fact or Fiction?

  • I love ice cream.
  • I’ve never lived outside the state of Pennsylvania.
  • I’m a smoker & and a runner like Claire in Heart Stronger.
  • I have two tattoos.
  • I went to Ohio State.
  • Wine is my favorite drink-drink.
  • My AP English teacher gave me a D+ on my first paper.
  • I prefer cats to dogs unlike Claire who has Smitty in Heart Stronger.
  • I’m crazy for flannel and shitkickers.
  • I lived on a farm.

So what say you? ;)


<— SUNDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!!! eekeekeek PENELOPE WARD ALERT!!!! Well GOOD MORNING TO US!! Whoooooooo look what just went LIVE EARLY!!! Gentleman Nine!!!! :D

He was always in love with her, but his best friend got her… and then he broke her heart.

“…When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men.
One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings.
Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity.
Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message.
She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend—me…”

  • Double The Ache by Alexa Riley <— LIVE TODAY!!! TWO FOOTBALL STARS WANT HER… “…Wes and Dean have been inseparable since the day they met. They even went to the same college and were drafted to the same team. They’ve known their whole lives that they wanted one woman to share. And the day they lay eyes on Amelia they know she’s the one…”

And now… in other news… ;)

Tarryn Fisher allowed us into her writing mind on Twitter with an exciting little tidbit. I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!!! How I love her creepy writing style and feel…

Tarryn Fisher: When I’m writing I become the character. It’s something that just happens. I take on their traits, good or bad. Right now I think everyone is lying to me, and I’m convinced I’m crazy. For the sake of my marriage I should probably write more romance. #thriller

Tessa Bailey‘s “Getaway Girl“ is up for preorder and will be live next month!! And I love this author AND this premise. She’s ends up being his getaway driver when he was left at the alter… and he’s going to be the mayer!!

“Elijah Montgomery Du Pont is the future mayor of Charleston. From his military career to city hall, every detail of his life has been meticulously planned. Until now. His only respite from life’s sudden upheaval is Addison, his new, improbable best friend. She makes him happy. Grounds him. And public disapproval be damned, he’s not willing to give her up. But with an election on the line and public pressure rising, Addison—and the cruel hand of fate—might not give him a choice.”

Rachel Van Dyken posted a fun video about one of her series and her own personal life ;) Like how she met her husband!

“Rachel Van Dyken and Husband Nate talking all things Matchmakers Playbook and how we met! Plus all the awkward in between”

Anne Rice announces an upcoming release! Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat and she says:

“Blood Communion,” my new novel of Lestat will be released on October 2nd, two days before my birthday. My publisher surprised me by posting it on Amazon. I do not think this is the permanent cover, but I honestly don’t know. Anyway, it’s up there already for pre-order. I finished it last year. I have two more novels in the works now.

Natasha Boyd was featured in an article regarding her latest book The Indigo Girl: A Novel!!

“…she said she couldn’t deny telling the story of one of South Carolina’s most well-known cash crops—indigo—and lesser known historical icon who cultivated and popularized it: Eliza Lucas Pinckney…”

Carion Cole has a new release and our book-bud Nancy told me about it! “Maryse: No Tomorrow by Carian Cole is coming out 3/8/18. She had a cover reveal and never in the time I’ve had a blog have I had such a huge response.  It is going to be a big best seller.  I can’t wait to get my ARC!”

Alyson Santos has a new release coming out in her rock star “Night Shifts Black series“. She just posted the cover reveal and blurb for “Limelight“  (it’s not up for preorder yet) but it’s coming March 12th!!! P.S. It’s a standalone! ;)

“…She destroyed my career.
Ruined my life.
Pushed me from the shadows and exposed my lies.
She’s the fire that destroys lesser men,
and now her flames are aimed at me.
She loves to watch me burn,
but the part we never saw coming?

Sometimes it takes a fire to ignite a spark…”

Ker Dukey & K. Webster have a new thriller coming out in just a few days!! February 26th brings us “Vlad” (a mafia romance) and they revealed the blurb and cover!

“…The next move requires I marry and soon.
This will strengthen us and secure our position.
But I am not to marry her.

I am to wed the eldest Volkov.
Problem is, her younger sister is the one who awakens my dead heart.
It is her I want in my bed and by my side forever.
Her. Her. Her.

In this game, though, it’s not about what I want…”

UPCOMING RELEASES just added to the main “New Releases” page:



Oooooh I just finished it. Oh yes. I have goosebumps. *shivers* LOL!!!!! Oh how it caught me in its web and spun itself around me. Look at that cover. Doesn’t it just haunt you? The story will, too.

And thanks to a few of my thrill-seeking book-buds, this one came highly recommended and was everything I imagined it would be.

Tasha: “This one was crazy. Crazy, crazy. Lol And thrilling and powerful. It put my nerves through the ringer! Mary’s narrative was extremely compelling. The only thing I could’ve done without, was the twist. I felt it took away from the message.”

“Someone needs to read this book ASAP. (Amy, Maryse a I know you two will love this one!) SO, so good and completely pucked up. The writing was exceptional. The characters voices on point, the story will keep you on the edge of your seat, and your emotions will be put through the ringer. I couldn’t put it down, but I couldn’t handle reading straight through either.

I wanted someone to hold my hand for sure, and I don’t think I’ve ever felt that way about a book before. It’s why I don’t watch scary movies anymore, it jacks my anxiety through the roof. Don’t read reviews, I did read the blurb and that was just enough, but don’t spoil it for yourself. One part really made me mad, but I don’t want to say which. I’m sure it was added oomph for a lot of people. Still, this one makes my list of best books for 2017!”

Maryse: YOU GUYS!!!! One of Tasha’s favorites from her best of 2017 list (“Allegedly”) is super-bargain priced right now. I posted it up and I’ve been DYING to read it. I one-clicked it SO HARD!!!! YAY!!!!!! :D !!!! AMY!!!!!!! AMMMMMMMYYYYYY!!! R!!! ELA!!! NAY!!! KOOLOOOOOO!!! EVERYONEEEEE that likes crazy stories. Let’s read it. I’m starting tomorrow evening!!! :D

Kooloo: Sooooo just finished ALLEGEDLY and TASHA you were soooo right about not being able to put it down! Have to admit there were many times I just wanted to skip to the end to see where this cray cray dark ride would FINALLY END ALREADY BUT the writing yes the writing was just too good to cheat one out like that…

So I didn’t

And was left with…

‘Ok so that just happened’

Something gave me chills ( I won’t tell you what!!), and oh…. how I love when that happens. Oooohhhhh yes. There’s SO much I want to say but I can’t. There’s so much to explore here, realities of life, past and present, and yet…. those are the discussions for a book club. How PERFECT is this book for a book club read?

So what’s it about?

Mary is in a group home for girls that have been convicted of some pretty severe crimes. They’ve done their “time” as children, and are officially “released” but since they’re still minors, they are still in “the system”.

It took the state six long years to realize I wasn’t a threat to society before they ripped me out of baby jail and put me with Ms. Stein. From one prison to another, that’s all it was. Understand, there’s a big difference between baby jail and juvie, where the rest of the girls in the house come from. Juvie is for badass kids who do stuff like rob bodegas, steal cars, maybe stupidly try to kill someone. Baby jail is for kids who’ve done way worse, like me.

And how terrifying it is.

Guess birthdays don’t mean nothing in a group home. I mean, it kind of makes sense. Hard to celebrate the day you were born when everybody seems to wish you were never born at all. Especially after you come into this world and f**k it all up.

She’s essentially living in a home with potentially dangerous criminals. Some, extreme psychopaths that have gone as far as attempting to murder their own parents.

I don’t talk to anyone. Talk gets you into trouble and these girls are looking for trigger words to be set off. As far as everyone is concerned, I’m a mute.

And Mary is living in constant terror and drama for her own life, and her desperation to be free and to finally live her life. And free of her mother.

I have to prepare. Be on high alert and focused. Because in a few hours, the most dangerous, most diabolical, most conniving woman in the world is visiting me:

My mother.

Yet… she’s considered the most psychotic of them all. After all, she killed a baby, when she was just a baby herself.


Most of the crimes the other girls in the house committed are like that. Crimes of passion, “snapped” moments, and good ole-fashioned wrong place–wrong time situations. My crime was more psychotic. I was the nine-year-old who killed a baby.

Allegedly. That’s the word they always used.

Oh yes. She was only 9 years old when an infant was killed in her proximity and all evidence points to her. But Mary won’t speak. She knows that the only way to keep herself safe is to keep all of her secrets and truth guarded. Every horrifying moment from her childhood, locked up deep inside.

Momma’s not a monster like that. She just doesn’t know what she’s doing sometimes. At least that’s what I’d like to believe.

“What does it mean when you love and hate someone at the same time?” I ask.

He laughs. “It means they family.”

Including what she knows of the baby she adored with her whole heart.

But circumstances change, things become dire, and force her to seek help for her future. And that’s when she finally starts finally speaking… and her whole world changes.

Not everything is at it seems.

WOW!!! It’s a psych-thriller, but there’s a whole load of meaning, purpose and pain underneath it all. And real life. And the consequences of certain versions of real life. Of expectations, whether they be realistic or not. And then there’s the whole guessing game throughout. Not an all-out guessing game, as the reader truly connects with the main character in this one and has a good idea of what’s happened… and what’s going on. She makes us understand. She has us living in her past… in her nightmares, in her present circumstances and the unfairness of it all.

A knife cuts me open from my heart down to my belly button. I’m bleeding to death and no one can see.

But there’s always that level of “what if…?” lurking. Wondering what we’re missing. What we haven’t found out yet. What the potential true reveal will be…. you have NO idea how this one will end, if the truth will ever be brought to light, and what consequences will be faced. Or is it exactly as we understand it to be? Is the reveal and twist going to be something else entirely?

Reveal and twist? Oh yes. There is always that. ;)

Oh my… my friends. This one is FULLY loaded. I’m a little bit traumatized right now by the whole thing. But that ending struck me deep. And I wish to discuss it. LOL!!! I love when a book does that.

4.5 stars <— I could barely put it down (even though I had to at times) I was always SO thrilled to pick it back up. I had to find out… WHAT??!!! And I did. :)


<— ONE OF OUR SLOW-BURN infuriating favorites!!!! ;) If you love the infuriating alpha-males of Kristen Ashley or Mariana Zapata, you’ll love this! This one made my best of 2017 list, and I want more! And our fellow book lovers agree!

Carla: Have you already read Wrecking Ball and Sledgehammer by P. Dangelico?! If you had’t, I think you’d like it. My God the slow burn and the buit up of those books are just amazing. Actually Wrecking Ball kind of reminded me of The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata. I love it! Couldn’t put them down for a minute!

Jen: I loved Wrecking Ball by P.Dangelico. Alpha male at its best! It had a KA feel to me!

Jan: Wrecking Ball by P. Dangelico. Lovely slow-burn romance.

Ashley: Favorite book so far…. oh boy. I loved Wrecking Ball by P. Dangelico.

Maria: Just downloaded book two! I loved book one!!!!

Renee: I loved book 2 even more!

About book #1:

Cam DeSantis’ life is a mess. How else would you describe losing your husband, your job, and your money all at once? Desperate times call for desperate measures.

So when salvation comes in the form of one intolerable jerk, who just happens to be the starting quarterback for the vaunted New York Titans, she has no choice but to accept his offer as a live-in nanny slash teacher for his eight year old nephew.

Now all she has to do is find a way to ignore him for the next three months. Which is harder said than done.


Calvin Shaw has zero interest in women. Wait, wait––let me rephrase that. He loves women, he just doesn’t want anything to do with ‘um.

What he needs to do is focus on winning another Super Bowl before he retires. Problem is, the woman living in his house is a major distraction.

And he doesn’t know what’s worse, that he promised to be civil, or that he’s attracted to her.



Paranormal urban fantasy series much loved by a few in our crew here!

Robyn: Keystone. It’s book 1 of her new series. This book stars Mr. Vampire, Christian Poe, from her Mageri series!!

…I have also read all of the Crossbreed books, plus every other Dannika Dark book! Christian Poe started in her Mageri series…FYI. You should check out her other books, you won’t be disappointed. …If your into PNR, she’s the Girl for you. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with any of her books.

About book #1:

Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn’t the only reason she’s hiding from the law. Half Vampire, half Mage, she’s spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian Shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectable career are finally within her grasp. The catch? Her new partner is Christian Poe – a smug, handsome Vampire whom she’d rather stake than go on a stakeout with.

They’re hot on the trail of a human killer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. One misstep during her probationary period could jeopardize Raven’s chance at redemption, and her partner would love nothing more than to see her fail. Will Raven find the courage to succeed, or will she give in to her dark nature?


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I’m LATE!! I know. :P BUT!! I’ve found some awesome goodies already and today’s list is FULLY-loaded in awesome sounding books (both new releases that just went live AND plenty of tried-and-true reader recommendations).

AND! In my “list-building lateness” a few Friday Finds surprises just showed up and OMG!!!!!!

You’ll see… below. ;)


  • Up in Smoke: A King Series Novel by T.M. Frazier <— LIVE!!! T.M FRAZIER’S LATEST!! “...I’m the best at what I do. Frankie Helburn is supposed to be an easy job. A means to flush her father out of hiding. Simple. Except there isn’t anything simple about Frankie or the secrets she’s keeping…”
  • Once Upon a Wolf (The Wayward Wolves Series Book 1) by Rhys Ford <— LIVE!! M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!Gibson Keller’s days are fairly routine: wake up early, get some work done, drink lots of coffee, and take care of Ellis, his older brother, stuck in wolf form after coming home from the war. It’s a simple life made up of long runs on two legs—or four—and quiet evenings…. Until Ellis chases a handsome man off a cliff and into the frozen waters beside their cabin, changing Gibson’s life forever…
  • The Cold Light of Dawn: The King’s Greatest Enemy #4 by Anna Belfrage <— LIVE!! MEDIEVAL M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  • Second Wind by Aimee Nicole Walker <— LIVE!! M/M ROMANCE ALERT! “...After an amicable divorce, Lincoln Huxley is ready to embrace the sexuality he repressed for more than two decades. Rush Holden is no longer willing to settle for closeted men or those who don’t share his dreams of marriage and fatherhood…”
  • Big Badd Wolf (The Badd Brothers Book 7) by Jasinda Wilder <— LIVE!!! JASINDA WILDER ALERT!! SHE’S A VAGABOND & HE SAVED HER LIFE... “Lucian Badd saved my life. He jumped into the freezing water of the Ketchikan harbor after I fell in. He took me to his room, stripped my wet clothes off, and wrapped me in a warm blanket. That should have been it. I should have hit the road as soon as I could, because I’m a vagabond, a drifter. A homeless orphan with no family and no future except what I create for myself. Which is why getting tangled up with a guy—no matter how tall, dark, quiet, and sexy he may be—is a really terrible idea...”
  • The Opposite of You: An Opposites Attract Novel by Rachel Higginson <— ONE OF MY 5-STAR FAVORITES IS TODAY’S KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL!!! P.S. Here is my review ➔ Book Review – The Opposite of You by Rachel Higginson
Sharon: I am so glad I picked back up The Opposite of You! It was such a slow burn, but it wouldn’t have worked any other way. Killian was the perfect amount of broody male without being over the top. I liked how he made his way into Vera’s heart. Its definitely a series I will follow now.
  • Layla Steps Up by Charlaine Harris <— LIVE!!!! CHARLAINE HARRIS ALERT!! YES… apparently THE Charlaine Harris!!!!!!! She’s not coming into her vampire-ness… “...Layla LaRue LeMay suspects there’s a lot she doesn’t know about her new life…well, death. It’s been a year since Layla became a vampire and she still hasn’t tapped into the raw power of her transformation. It’s a point of contention with some of the other, older vampire dancers at Blue Moon Entertainment. But there’s only one vampire’s opinion that matters… Sean O’Rourke, Layla’s maker, protector, husband, and dance partner suddenly seems to be keeping secrets about her true nature…and their future as a couple...”
  • 69 Million Things I Hate About You (Winning The Billionaire) by Kira Archer <— RECENT READER QUESTION & THE ANSWER COMES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Christine: 69 Million Things I Hate About You by Kira Archer!! I wholeheartedly recommend this read!

Jen C: Enjoyed that one!

  • Deliverance (NYC Doms Book 1) by Jane Henry <— LIVE!!! A SINGLE MOM & A DOM... “...As a single mom to a child with special needs, Diana McAdams does things her way. She’s in control and doesn’t have time for love. Happily-ever-afters aren’t for her. Then she meets the man who demands her submission…

Jen: I finished the Smallest Part already and ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! You get to see Moses again! Amy Harmon has an amazing way of sucking in so bad you get no sleep because you have to know what happened and go to work like a zombie the next day. Today I’m a zombie. I loved the book! Totally worth it!

Lisa: I am loving The Smallest Part so far. It is a touch of paranormal I guess you’d say (although I don’t really think of it that way), a harkening to The Law of Moses (which I haven’t read), and it’s just so perfectly Amy Harmon all the way!!!

Kim: Amy Harmon’s The Smallest Part was absolutely phenomenal. Intricate tale of 3 life long friends that had me completely invested in characters. Highly recommend

Jean: I LOVED The Law of Moses and The Song of David…. still remember them so clearly….. highly recommend! I wish I could speed read……
  • Derailed (An Off Track Records Novel) by Kacey Shea <— LIVE!!! ROCK STAR LOVE TRIANGLE ALERT!! “...She’s the only thing he’s ever wanted and couldn’t have. Not only is she his new roommate, but her boyfriend is the newest addition to the band. She’s more than off limits, she’s a temptress with her unaltered beauty and gentle spirit…
  • Just Say (Hell) No (Escape to New Zealand Book 11) by Rosalind James <— LIVE!! RUGBY STAR ALERT!! “...It’s not easy for a rugby flanker who’s played 13 bruising seasons to make it to age 32 at the top of his game, but he’s done it. Next year is the Rugby World Cup, and he’ll do whatever it takes to be on the field in the black jersey when the anthems are sung...”
  • Devil in Spring: The Ravenels, Book 3 by Lisa Kleypas <— LISA KLEYPAS ALERT!! One of Jan’s BEST of 2017!!!

Jan: Lisa Kleypas’ beautiful HR, (and her most recent), Devil In Spring, …This was my fav HR read of 2017, and that’s sayin’ sumthin’, cos I read a LOT of them LOL. A sweetly naive young woman who has led a sheltered life till now, and how she falls in love with a more experienced but loving, sexy and tender man who thought he wasn’t ready for actual true love. But he can’t stop himself from falling……and once he’s in, he’s all in! *happy sigh*

A new Kleypas is out on Feb 27th. Hello Stranger: The Ravenels, Book 4, about a pioneering woman doctor and her romance with a spy. Oooh! CAN’T WAIT!! *squeeeeeeeee*

  • Sinister Summer: A Ghost Story Romance & Mystery (Wicks Hollow Book 1) by Colleen Gleason <— LIVE!! SHE INHERITS HER AUNT’S HOUSE & HE’S HER NEW NEIGHBOR… “…Diana takes a much-needed vacation in the cozy little town. But when the lake house becomes the scene of multiple break-ins and other unsettling events, Diana begins to suspect Aunt Jean’s death was not as innocent as it seems. And then there’s Ethan Murphy, the sexy college professor who lives next door… He appears to know a lot more about Aunt Jean than he should, and Diana doesn’t trust him…”
  • The Solitude of Passion by Addison Moore <— SUPERRRRRR ANGSTY ALERT!!!!! Looks like this one freaked a few of us out! ;)

Lisa: So, I managed to finish Solitude of Passion (OMG the angst!!!)…

Pamela: Solitude of Passion by Addison Moore was amazing! After months I still think about it.

Maria: Absolutely loved it!!!!

Sasha: …grab some tissues and get ready to ugly-cry all over the place. Addison Moore’s The Solitude of Passion has a love triangle that truly tears you apart…GAhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • The Silver Cage by Anonymous <— LISA IS FEELING STABBY OVER THIS ONE!
Lisa: …and The Silver Cage (I’m still all stabby about it – but it was so fantastic!!!!)
Tessa: I just binged on a series that I was utterly consumed by, Deep in Your Veins series by Suzanne Wright. Sooooooo much better than expected. I was looking for something fun to laugh and enjoy and instead I got something with extreme substance that had me rooting for the characters and grinning HUGE in the end. I still have the two secondary character’s books to read, but those first three… SO GOOD.
  • For Always: A Donovan Friends Novel by A.C. Arthur <— LIVE!! HE’S GOING BACK HOME……Fitness guru, Tyler West’s life comes crashing to a halt with the news of his parents’ death. Now, he’ll be reunited with his brother on his family’s land as they debate the fate of the ranch. And when the charming interior designer arrives to update the home before sale, the former stress of returning to his hometown takes a back seat to the passion he finds in her arms…
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir <— TASHA 5-STAR LOVED IT SO MUCH, SHE SKIPPED TO THE END IN HER PANIC!!!
Tasha: Ahh!! An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir… I bought this one this year at full price, have read halfway through and it’s a 5 star for sure (I skipped to the end cuz I had no time to keep going and I HAD to know what was gonna happen, lol). I will finish soon. There’s another after and I think the third will be coming out. Up there with Sarah J Maas for me.
  • Sordid: A Novel by Ava Harrison <— HE LEFT HER DEVASTATED!! “…as quickly as he’s there, he’s gone. Leaving me confused.  Devastated. I hope I’ll never see him again… Then I do. He’s my new boss…”
  • The Idea of You: A Novel by Robinne Lee <— THE PERFECT COUGAR/ROCK STAR ROMANCE ALERT!! AND IT’S BACK ON THE LIST ’cause now author Sofia Grey LOVED it!!
Sofia Grey: Maryse I’m reading The Idea of You by Robinne Lee, recommended by some of your group. OMG the feels!! I’ve only a couple of chapters to go, and I’m scared to read on. I’m so worried that it can’t possibly have a happy ending, but it’s so beautiful. The perfect cougar / rock star romance
  • The Worst Best Man by Lucy Score <— LAUGH-OUT-LOUD & SNORT FUNNY!!! Caroline found us this one!

Caroline: I just finished reading Lucy Score’s new book, The Worst Best Man which just came out last week. It is a laugh out loud, snort, cry, cannot put down, story! Thought I would pass it along if someone is looking for a mid-week laugh packed with a really wonderful “H” and “h.”




For those going on a road trip soon, or maybe you’ve got some projects that require both hands this weekend but still allows you to “listen”… check out the free audible trial + 2 free audiobooks deal —>

  • 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 (A few of next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Secret Lucidity: A forbidden romance stand-alone  by E.K. Blair – February 26th 2018
  2. Blood Type by K.A. Linde – February 27th 2018
  3. Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan – February 27th 2018
  4. At the Stroke of Midnight (The Naughty Princess Club) by Tara Sivec – February 27th 2018
  5. Charming Hannah (The Big Sky Series Book 1) by Kristen Proby – February 27th 2018
  6. Hello Stranger: The Ravenels, Book 4 by Lisa Kleypas – February 27th 2018