BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! WE’RE UP TO 16 NEW EARLY RELEASES!!!!!

HOLY MOLY we’re having an awesome Monday again!!!! These earlybird surprise releases look as good as tomorrow’s list is gonna be (I posted them below, too).

And then… yesterday?? It was crazy in surprise releases, too so I’ve reposted them here, in case you missed them. In fact there were three from yesterday’s list and now three more from today’s that I want to read so badly. Immediately.

LOOK WHAT JUST WENT LIVE!!!!

  1. The Wright Brother by K.A. Linde <— JUST WENT LIVE!!!! SHE ONCE DATED HIS BROTHER… and now that she’s back in town, “...I couldn’t resist our charged chemistry, or the way he fit into my life like a missing puzzle piece. Too bad he’d forgotten the one thing that could destroy us. Because Jensen Wright doesn’t share. Not with anyone. And if his brother finds out, this could all go down in flames...”
  2. Cole by Tijan <— TIJAN ALERT!!!!! HER LATEST MAFIA ROMANCE JUST WENT LIVE EARLY! “…Our eyes met for a fleeting second before the doors closed, and I was staggered. My breath was robbed. My senses on high alert. My body hummed. That was just the beginning.He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to fall in love with him…”
  3. Undeclared (Burnham College Book 2) by Julianna Keyes <— IT’S LIVE!!!!!! I went crazy for book #1, and now there’s more. YAY ME!!!! Both can be read as standalones, but I suggest reading #1, too, if you haven’t yet. It’s got that awesome old-school new adult feel. “…Kellan thought he’d moved past that last summer’s heartbreak, but with Andi sitting next to him in class, befriending his friends, and battling for the same once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity, he’s starting to remember why he hated her…and why he loved her.  Kellan has a long list of reasons that falling for Andi again is a terrible idea, though every new moment together challenges that theory. But Andi’s all too familiar with Kellan’s love ’em and leave ’em approach—and she’s found someone else to get serious about...” P.S. Here’s my review for book #1
  4. Making Changes by Lila Rose <— LIVE!! SHE’S LEAVING HER HUSBAND & STARTING OVER… “This is my chance to begin again, to rip my backbone out and yell, “I’ve found it.” It may take time, it may take new friends, a job and even a jerk of a boss who is annoyingly handsome, but I will get there…”
  5. Something in the Way by Jessica Hawkins <— LIVE!!! SHE’S TOO YOUNG FOR HIM… OMG!!! This sounds angsty as all get out!!!!!!!!!! Older “blue collar” man, and they go CRAZY for each other upon sight, but she’s too young and then… “…no matter how much you achieve, none of it matters if you suffer the heartbreak that comes with falling for someone you can never have. Because even though I saw Manning first, that didn’t matter. My older sister saw him next…<— eekeek OOOMPH!! BLURB JOLT ALERT!!
  6. Mr. Popular: A Falling For My Brother’s Best Friend Romance by Nicole London <— LIVE!! SHE HATES HER BROTHER’S BEST FRIEND ALERT!!!We became friends–close friends, but right when I thought he could possibly turn into my everything, he made it clear that what we had was nothing.  Now that’s he’s a senior, and I only have to deal with him for one more year, I’ve vowed to keep repeating the same set of rules to myself. Especially since he seems so hell-bent on wanting to talk to me for some reason, and especially since he seems to be staring at me every time we’re in the same room together…
  7. Blackbird (Redemption Book 1) by Molly McAdams <— MOLLY MCADAMS ALERT!!! HE’S BROKEN DARK ROMANCE READ (and he’s buying her… He’s dark and damaged and he’s there to BUY her… “I’ve perfected the lethal calm required for this life. Now it’s time to buy my first girl. But all it takes is one look at the brave girl who starts singing mid-auction for that calm to slip. Briar Chapman is going to be the death of me, and I don’t care. I’ll take every day with her until that death comes, and I’ll welcome it
  8. Lines Drawn by Ker Dukey <— LIVE!!! KER DUKEY ALERT!! I have NO clue what this blurb means but it sounds angsty!! “One phone call. One secret. One moment changed us all.  Everything is different now and learning to survive all over again comes with a price…
  9. Don’t Speak (a modern fairytale Book 5) by Katy Regnery <— LIVE!! KATY REGNERY’S LATEST JUST WENT LIVE!! Oh wow! I’m dying to know the terrifying depths of the secrets!!! That part of the blurb gave me a jolt for sure! Small town girl meets worldly man… “The two spend a whirlwind summer together that ends on the knife-point of heartbreak and forces them to go their separate ways. Years later, when fate finds them together once again, they will discover the terrifying depth of the secrets they kept from each other…
  10. From A Distance by L.M. Carr <— LIVE!!! SHE JUST LOST HER HUSBAND & A MOTORCYCLE RACER ALERT!…when tragedy strikes, Karrie is devastated and left to face the consequences of her husband’s deepest, darkest secrets. Discovering the strength to carry on while making important, life-changing decisions, she finds herself desperate for answers. And holding the key to the puzzle is the one man she loathes immensely…
  11. The Hot One by Lauren Blakely <—LAUREN BLAKELY’S LATEST IS LIVE!!! LOL!!!  sounds all like sorts of infuriating fun! He went to her work NAKED to try and get her back… “The nerve of Tyler Nichols to reappear like that at my job, showing off his rock-hard body that drove me wild far too many nights. That man with his knowing grin and mischievous eyes is nothing but a cocky jerk to saunter back into my life…”
  12. MISTER WRONG by Nicole Williams <— WHOOPS!! SHE MARRIES THE WRONG TWIN ALERT!! OMG HOLY MOLY this blurb!!! She’s about to marry a twin, but he doesn’t show up at the altar eek (*gasp*), so his identical twin brother (her best friend) steps in!!! <— eekeek (*double gasp*!!!!) “She always knew she’d wind up marrying one of them, and Jacob Adams is the epitome of Mister Right. At least until he fails to show up for their wedding. As Jacob’s best man, and identical twin, Matt makes a split-second decision that will affect the three of their lives forever—he steps in to take his brother’s place. In front of the altar, exchanging vows with the woman he’s secretly been in love with for years. But Cora finds out about the groom swap. The morning after the wedding…
  13. End of Eden (Se7en Sinners Book 2) by S.L. Jennings <— LIVE!!! S.L. JENNINGS ALERT!! This is the sequel to book #1 (she was created for death & destruction and this part of the blurb doesn’t spoil anything ’cause it’s sort of similar to blurb #1): “I thought I knew what Hell was like. I thought I had been living it all these years on Earth—abandoned, forgotten, and left with a dangerous secret that not only made me the Se7en’s #1 target but also turned me into a deadly weapon, a threat to every human in my path. I was wrong…
  14. Sexy Six by Ahren Sanders <— LIVE!!! FOOTBALL STAR ALERT! “NFL Golden boy, Super Bowl MVP, and the league’s hottest player–on and off the field. To most, I’m a celebrity, with the records to prove it. Fame, fortune, family… I’ve got it all. Except Grace Monroe…”
  15. Sweet Victory (Fighting for Love) by Gina Maxwell <— SHE HAS TO GET MARRIED FOR HER INHERITANCE & HE’S A FIGHTER ALERT!!!He’s on the brink of a comeback that could make him a UFC champion, but his landlord wants to take away his last chance by shutting down his gym. Hell, no. Fortunately, his landlord’s niece has a problem of her own. Time for a proposal she can’t refuse…
  16. Dark Protector by Celia Aaron <— HE’S A KILLER & HE’S OBSESSED WITH HER ALERT!! “From the moment I saw her through the window of her flower shop, something other than darkness took root inside me. Charlie shone like a beacon in a world that had long since lost any light. But she was never meant for me, a man that killed without remorse...”

               

 

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These are standalones, and officially, I’m not seeing a “series name” anywhere, but since each one has a similar looking cover and has “Stay” in the title, I took it upon myself to name it. LOL!!!!!! The “Stay” series. *snort* :P Hopefully the author won’t mind.

Anne: Just finished Say You’ll Stay and loved it!!! Zach was swoon worthy! The first few chapters were rough and I cried but then it was full of hope and love. I think this book is going to my faves list.

Pat: Corinne Michaels …Sexy, funny, romantic, great characters.

Linda: Say You’ll Stay was such a great read!!! First in this series and a standalone. So looking forward to this one… Thank you Maryse. Happy Sunday. Xoxo

About book #1

One word. Stay.

It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him. That was seventeen years ago. I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again.

Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in.

This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken…

  

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 <— Mists of The Serengeti. THIS is one of my most recent favorite books ever!!! You know it, ’cause I’ve told you (P.S. Here’s my 5-star review in case you missed it).

But now? It is being devoured and loved like crazy by my fellow readers. In fact, my own book-buddy R just lost her mind over it. So if I couldn’t convince you to devour it with my review, maybe R can. ;)

R: I am EXHAUSTED! WRECKED! DRAINED! My whole body aches from sobbing and laughing and forcing my lungs into submission. I haven’t slept and I’ve eaten every chocolate-ish thing I could find in the house, including a bag of leftover chocolate chips from Valentine’s Day.

I’m at 72% and dreading the impending book hangover like it’s the Apocalypse. IT’S AWESOME!!! Maryse, thank you for getting me. She said the magic words, “…it’s for those of us that love those Suanne Laqueur, Emma Scott, Renee Carlino type of epic stories.” Yes, yes, and yes. <3 <3 <3 Author Leylah Attar, you are a rock star. This book, people. All the feels. Literally.

Emma: Yay! I have this on my Kindle, ready to go…

Maryse: DO IT!!!!! :D !!!!

R: Yes! Do it!

Emma: Sorry, I’m just stuck at one line up there. *sniff*…<3 Maryse!!

R: Duh! I told Maryse I didn’t think I had book blurb catnip, but I have book review catnip! And Maryse nailed it!

Maryse: *happy wiggle*!!!! :D !!!!!! <3

R: This book hurts on a physical level. I’m just…gah…

Maryse: R. I know it!!!!!

Marina: LOVED, LOVED Mists of the Serengeti. Will stay with me forever.

Amy: OMG. Serengeti was beautiful. BEAUTIFUL. Heart-wrenching, sometimes difficult, and tear-inducing, but above all else it was beautiful.  I can’t even think of what to read next. Another sure sign of a great read. ;)

R: Mists of the Serengeti has had my stomach in giant knots the whole way through.

Amy: The epilogue. Oh, my heart. *clutches chest* GAH! I loved Serengeti.

See? SEEEEEEE???!!! :) I know. I know.

And guess what? Yessssssssssss…. yes. ;) I know you already know ’cause of the title of this post. LOL!!!! But it’s time.

So enter this ASAP to possibly be lucky enough to have your very own signed copy for your collection, but no matter what? READ IT.

Now for the giveaway!!

How to enter for a chance to win it? Just leave a comment below (and/or better yet, tell me your MOST EPIC READ EVER) and by 10pm EST, Tuesday February 28th 2017, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.

Also, while not necessary to enter, it would be awesome if you’d share this giveaway on Twitter or Instagram, or Facebook.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This book will be sent to the winner directly by author.

Giveaway open to Canada and US!!

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FIRST. TWO BIG HOLY MOLYS ON TODAY’S SURPRISE BOOK RELEASES!! Consider these BREAKING NEWS ’cause happy Sunday to us!!!!

<—LAUREN BLAKELY’S LATEST IS LIVE!!! LOL!!! The Hot One sounds all like sorts of infuriating fun! He went to her work NAKED to try and get her back…

“The nerve of Tyler Nichols to reappear like that at my job, showing off his rock-hard body that drove me wild far too many nights. That man with his knowing grin and mischievous eyes is nothing but a cocky jerk to saunter back into my life…”

NEXT BIG HOLY MOLY? The blurb on THIS ONE. NICOLE WILLIAMS ALERT!!! MISTER WRONG is LIVE TODAY —> TOO!! OMG HOLY MOLY this blurb!!! She’s about to marry a twin, but he doesn’t show up at the altar eek (*gasp*), so his identical twin brother (her best friend) steps in!!! <— eekeek (*double gasp*!!!!)

“She always knew she’d wind up marrying one of them, and Jacob Adams is the epitome of Mister Right. At least until he fails to show up for their wedding.

As Jacob’s best man, and identical twin, Matt makes a split-second decision that will affect the three of their lives forever—he steps in to take his brother’s place. In front of the altar, exchanging vows with the woman he’s secretly been in love with for years.

But Cora finds out about the groom swap. The morning after the wedding…”

BROKEN DARK ROMANCE READ BY MOLLY McADAMS JUST WENT LIVE!!! Blackbird (Redemption Book 1) <— He’s dark and damaged and he’s there to BUY her…

“I’ve perfected the lethal calm required for this life. Now it’s time to buy my first girl. But all it takes is one look at the brave girl who starts singing mid-auction for that calm to slip.

Briar Chapman is going to be the death of me, and I don’t care. I’ll take every day with her until that death comes, and I’ll welcome it when it does…”

<— SURPRISE!!! Something in the Way JUST WENT LIVE (and I’ve loved this author, too)!!!! And OMG OMG!!!!!! This sounds angsty as all get out!!!!!!!!!! Older “blue collar” man, and they go CRAZY for each other upon sight, but she’s too young and then…

“…no matter how much you achieve, none of it matters if you suffer the heartbreak that comes with falling for someone you can never have. Because even though I saw Manning first, that didn’t matter. My older sister saw him next…”

Now check out all of this good news!!

THREE fun contests, right here on the blog are ending tonight at 10pm EST so you still have a chance to enter (and it’s easy to enter! Just leave a comment on each post).

  1. Five Fun Facts about S.E. Hall’s latest release, “Embody” + A Signed Book & Gift Card Giveaway!
  2. James Patterson’s “Humans Bow Down” Giveaway!!!! Right. Here.
  3. This is your chance to win a signed copy of Mists of the Serengeti by Leylah Attar!!! We’re having a giveaway! (<— this one ends on Tuesday)

Alessandra Torre has some Hollywood Dirt movie news for us here and here! It’s being filmed in Mississippi and two characters have been casted already. (P.S. I LOVED this book, so don’t forget to check out my review if you haven’t yet). She says:

“I am SO excited to announce Emma Rigby, who will be our Summer!
I have no doubt that Emma will be a perfect blend of the sweetness and sass that is our country heroine!”

and

“I’m excited to announce the uber talented Mindy Cohn as Thelma (a Quincy local)…”

Speaking of Alessandra Torre, she’s currently working on a project to help budding authors (“Writing tips and resources for the new author.“) and it will be posted here: http://www.alessandratorreink.com

Bittersweet tear-jerker alert!!! I’m afraid to read this article, ’cause just the book title makes me want to cry hard (I told you guys about that story a few years ago, right? How I picked Love You Forever off a table at Barnes & Noble and read it out of curiosity and cried my heart out right there in public??!!). LOL!! Anyway an article entitled “The True Story Behind Iconic Children’s Book ‘Love You Forever’ Will Break Your Heart“ was featured in my local news recently, and so I had to highlight it. I know a TON of you can relate to me when it comes to this one… P.S. Here’s where I first mentioned this book: 8 Books That Made Me Cry…

Author Rachel Blaufeld was featured in USA Today with her article/reviews of two huge recent hits (Pucked Off (The Pucked Series Book 6) and Preston’s Honor! She loved ‘em!!

Whitney G’s upcoming release, Dirty Doctor: A Novella (going live soon!!) now has a cover and a blurb!! Ooooh yes. One of the H-O-T-T-E-S-T covers I’ve ever seen. Just enough and not too much. And, oooops… he’s had steamy “online” talks with her, and now she’s the new doctor at his practice. *snort* AWKWARD!! P.S. I LOVE series that have “matchy” covers (but are still distinguishable from one another). It makes my matching-OCD-needs happy. LOL! As an example, here’s her book #1: Naughty Boss: A Novella. The two side by side look so pretty. ;)

Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward have another book coming out and *ahem* speaking of covers… ;) they just revealed it <— The cover is there, but not posted on Amazon yet. It’s called Mister Moneybags. Yeah. This one made me blush big time. I have a feeling there will be varying levels of appreciation for it (good and bad) in our crew. *snort* You’ll see why. Tee hee. Oh and the blurb is up, too! :D

Tara Brown also just revealed the cover (and the blurb!!) of her upcoming book “Castaways” and it is CREEEEEEPY and awesome looking. Just on the cover alone, I want to read it! LOL! The whole blurb is available at the link, but here’s a tidbit that had me rubbing my hands together with glee!!

“When the luxury yachting trip hits rough seas, Lizzy and the bunch are too drunk to even realize they’re running aground.

Waking up on the sunny island seems like some kind of fantasy at first. Sexy celebrities sunbathing and eating fresh fruit off each other’s bodies is not the worst way to spend a week.

But as things go wrong and the reality of being shipwrecked hits them…”

Kristen Ashley wrote an amazing, heartfelt and personal post explaining her slight genre change (what inspired her, how it all started, and what makes her nervous) for her upcoming book, The Deep End: The Honey Series. She says:

“Read why I wrote THE DEEP END and how I feel about my Chicklets who might not think it’s for them.

It’s okay. It’s always okay.

And I go into detail why right here…”

Mia Sheridan has a new book up for preorder!!! Most of All You <— Of course… it’s a little sparse right now (detail wise), but still… YAY! The author says:

“I’m so excited to show you all the cover of MOST OF ALL YOU, my first traditionally published novel, releasing October 17th via Grand Central Publishing. <3

MOST OF ALL YOU is unrelated to the Sign of Love Collection and is a complete stand-alone romance.”

Colleen Hoover made an announcement about how one of her books (Confess: A Novel) will be a show! Mind you, this post is a month old, but in case you missed it, I thought I’d post it again! (P.S. Here’s my review of this book). She says:

“CONFESS is a book I wrote. It won the Goodreads Choice Awards for best romance of 2015 and now it’s going to be a SHOW!
It has just finished filming with Katie LeClerc and Ryan Cooper starring. It’ll release sometime this spring on go90

I’m just reminding you because I want you all to buddy watch it with me when it releases.
Oh, and it’s FREE. The app is free, the show is free, the watching is free.”

Colleen Hoover also just released this very personal heartfelt video about some reader concerns regarding her book November 9: A Novel (she titled the video: A public apology at 3am). Things referenced… the heroine and her opinion and grievances about romance novels, and a scene on page 205 portraying a steamier scene (I guess depending on who you ask) between the hero and heroine that made some readers uncomfortable and upset (and some changes/updates being made in the book). P.S. This author is awesome and I love her and even more so, listening to what she had to say. (P.S. Here’s my review of this book)

Harper Sloan wrote a very interesting post about why authors create “book bundles” (and in was very introspective, and she really lets us into her need to write). This is an older post, but still very informative. Here’s a tidbit from her post…

“…The purpose and goal of that set is to give new readers that might not have ever heard of me, not wanted to spend $3.99 per book, or whatever, a chance to discover those books. THAT is why I decided to bundle the first three books. Once again, you do what you have to do to change with the times, and that’s what I’m doing. Giving my books a chance to meet new people. The reason for the bonus content? Well, my hope with that was to give my readers – those that had already discovered my books – something special at the same time…”

Corinne Michaels has a new book coming out in her “Say” series (each one appears to be a standalone), and this one is entitled Say I’m Yours (and it’s coming out next month). She just revealed the sexy cover and blurb! Sounds like a love triangle/second chance romance?? I’m not sure but the triangle “feel” seems strong in this one.

“I spent twenty years waiting for Trent Hennington to open his eyes and see me. But it was all for nothing. He chose to keep himself guarded and let me walk away, proving that my time and efforts were wasted.

I’m done being invisible.
It’s time to move on…”

Meghan March has one, too! Take Me Back now has a cover and a blurb (and will also be out next month). They were so in love and now married, but have become distant as they can barely recognize each other after the years…

“Two damaged people.

Countless secrets.

The fight of our lives.

We might be broken, but we’re not done.”

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST!!!!!! For our romance-reading pleasure… this SNL video has just been shared with me on Twitter (thank you Lisa!!), and OMG THIS IS HILARIOUS!!!!! HIL-AR-I-OUS!!!!!!!! :D !!!!!! I couldn’t stop giggling, plus I have a serious crush on John Cena. Just sayin’ ;) He’s been the face (and er… body) of plenty a “book-hero” in my own head while reading. :P *snort*

 ALSO JUST WENT LIVE TODAY!!

  • End of Eden (Se7en Sinners Book 2) by S.L. Jennings <— LIVE!!! S.L. JENNINGS ALERT!! This is the sequel to book #1 (she was created for death & destruction and this part of the blurb doesn’t spoil anything ’cause it’s sort of similar to blurb #1): “I thought I knew what Hell was like. I thought I had been living it all these years on Earth—abandoned, forgotten, and left with a dangerous secret that not only made me the Se7en’s #1 target but also turned me into a deadly weapon, a threat to every human in my path. I was wrong…
  • Sexy Six by Ahren Sanders <— LIVE!!! FOOTBALL STAR ALERT! “NFL Golden boy, Super Bowl MVP, and the league’s hottest player–on and off the field. To most, I’m a celebrity, with the records to prove it. Fame, fortune, family… I’ve got it all. Except Grace Monroe…”
  • Valen (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 2) by Felicity Heaton <— LIVE!!!HE DEFENDS THE GATES OF THE UNDERWORLD ALERT!Cursed by Zeus to never know love again, Valen has brought up barriers around his heart to protect it, but with each new barrier he creates, the dark hold his power has over him grows, becoming all he needs. Until the night he finally crosses paths with the assassin who has been watching him from the shadows, a bewitching mortal possessing the name of an angel and the skills of a devil—a woman who awakens his passionate heart and stirs dangerous desires...”
  • The Jerk Next Door by Komal Kant <— LIVE!!! SHE’S SOMEWHAT RECLUSIVE & LOVES HER QUIET LIFE... “That is until a super-hot, Australian man shows up naked in her front yard—her new neighbor, Leo Wayland. As far as Isla’s concerned, Leo is the stuff that neighbor nightmares are made of. An irritating, free spirit with no boundaries, he eats her food, uses her hot water, and, worst of all, saunters around shirtless…
  • The Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner <— PSYCH-THRILLER SUPER-BARGAIN!!! Oh yeah… I one-clicked this sucker!! :D After an accident, she has fragmented memory… “With only brief flashes of the last few years of her life, her world has narrowed to a few close friendships on the island where she lives with her devoted husband, JacobBut all is not what it seems. Kyra begins to have visions—or are they memories?—of a rocky marriage, broken promises, and cryptic relationships with the island residents, whom she believes to be her friends. As Kyra races to uncover her past, the truth becomes a terrifying nightmare.”

    

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Guess what!! S.E. Hall just released a new book Embody (Full Circle Series Book 1) and it’s a standalone (even though it spins off from her “Evolve” series), and it’s a touch… forbidden. ;) Take a look at the blurb:

I’m not “damaged.” No horrible childhood or demons in my past I’m trying to outrun. In fact, my family is ideal — funny, supportive and filled with couples that all follow “our” golden rule:

Find her. Protect her. Love only her, with everything you are, every day, for the rest of your life.

So why is it the mere thought of a monogamous relationship, more than one night with the same woman, sends me bolting in the other direction?

Because I hadn’t met Bellamy Morgan yet.

When I do cross paths with her, everything starts to slowly make sense. Why men change overnight — suddenly blind to all women but her, happy to hold her purse and watch corny movies.

Just one problem — she’s my little sister’s best friend.

Eeeeep!!! *waggles eyebrows* ;)

And well you already know the rest of the good news, ’cause of the blog post title. LOL!!! She’s having an AWESOME giveaway right here on the blog. But wait. There’s more!! One of my favorite kinds of posts, in fact. A “fun facts” about this very book (kind of a sneak peek at the author while she wrote it).

5 Fun Facts about Embody by S.E. Hall

1.) Embody, like all my books, was written entirely by hand… using my absolute favorite- Ultra Fine Point Sharpies!

2.) I name-dropped 11 of my readers in Embody- using some of their last names as that of a character, some their first… I even name streets and stores after them!

3.) Embody is the first in a spinoff series from the bestselling Evolve Series, which was inspired by my oldest daughter and watching her cope with the tragic, sudden death of her first love in 2012.

4.) My favorite scene in Embody, without giving too many spoilers, happens between JT & Bellamy at the Sam Hunt concert… when the lights go down.

5.) My music choices for Embody were quite eclectic- ranging from INXS and Tesla, to 50 Cent, back around to Sam Hunt and Lee Brice- because my book playlists are unique in the fact that each song is actually incorporated into a scene in the book itself… and I had a lot of different characters and their personalities to represent.

HOLY MOLY!!! Very cool details, but OMG??? She writes all of her books by hand? eek *gasp*

Now for the giveaway!!

  • signed paperback of Embody and a $20 Amazon gift card

How to enter for a chance to win this fun prize package? Just leave a comment below (and better yet, if you have a fun “crushing on your siblings best friend” story for us, we’re all ears!!) and by 10pm EST, Sunday February 26th 2017, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.

Also, while not necessary to enter, it would be awesome if you’d share this giveaway on Twitter or Instagram, or Facebook.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This book and gift card will be sent to the winner directly by author.

Giveaway open to International!!!

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2miiXkY
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2lVOsB4
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2keACsk
Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/2jgWMLf
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/embody/id1200198287?mt=11
B&N: http://bit.ly/2kh5E31

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<—- OH YOU GUYS!!!! This may be my next techno-thriller!!! Humans, Bow Down JUST came out a few days ago, and it sounds creepy and thrillery, and right up my dark alley!

The Great War is over. The Robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices—they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it’s a crime to be human. And the robots aren’t content—following the orders of their soulless leader, they’re planning to conquer humanity’s last refuge. With nothing left to lose,

Pimmie is sniffing for robots. She says I’m safe until I open the book. ;)

Six, a feisty, determined young woman whose family was killed with the first shots of the war, is a rebel with a cause. On the run for her life after an attempted massacre, Six is determined to save humanity before the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off the face of the earth, once and for all.

WHOA. Right?????

And guess what? The author (and his promotional crew) are giving a copy away (plus a power bank!!) right here on the blog:

Now for the giveaway!!

In a World Run by Machines…
One (1) winner receives:

  • Copy of Humans, Bow Down
  • Anker E7 portable power bank to keep your machines running!

How to enter for a chance to win this fun prize package? Just leave a comment below (and better yet, if you have one, tell me your favorite James Patterson book – or your favorite thriller), and by 10pm EST, Sunday February 26th 2017, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.

Also, while not necessary to enter, it would be awesome if you’d share this giveaway on Twitter or Instagram, or Facebook.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This book will be sent to the winner directly by Little, Brown & Co.

Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Little, Brown & Co.

P.S. My puppy is not part of the giveaway. LOL!!! :P

About the author:

James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the 2015 National Book Awards. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, and his books have sold more than 325 million copies worldwide.

A tireless champion of the power of books and reading, Patterson has created a new children’s book imprint, JIMMY Patterson, whose mission is simple: “We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to say, ‘PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.’” He has donated more than one million books to students and soldiers and funds over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities. He has also donated millions to independent bookstores and school libraries. Patterson will be investing his proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives.

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25 of the latest Friday Finds (including a few new releases, like that one there, to the left). Tons are super-bargain priced, and so many of them have adamant personal recommendations, including one that I’m reading and loving right now (I listed it below), and the review is coming shortly.

P.S. Holy moly. Next week. HOLY. MOLY (below). Try not to “holy moly”. I dare you! ;)

P.P.S. Make sure to enter my James Patterson’s “Humans Bow Down” Giveaway!!!! <— Just leave a comment on it. :D !!!

Now… take a look at what we found! (NOTE: some are bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order. Sales listed are for Amazon U.S., however some of the Amazon UK links also reflect the sale!):

  • BEAST by Debra Anastasia <— LIVE!! DEBRA ANASTASIA ALERT!! SOUNDS LIKE A DARK READ…I knew who he was before he introduced himself. Jeans and a black sweatshirt with the hood pulled up over his head. The hem of the material hid his face like he was the grim reaper. Or a Dementor. Legend has it that he’s a serial killer…
  • Ashes & Ember series by Carion Cole <— ROCK STAR ALERT!!! Back on the list ’cause my fellow readers are LOVING this series, and now Steph just went crazy for ‘em too!

Steph: I just tore through this series. Read all four in a matter of days. Loved them … Like woke in the middle of the night and started reading. I love stumbling on a terrific series

Natasha: Awesome series!!!!

Catherine: Mmmm haven’t read a good rock star romance in an age!!!!

  • Rhys by D.B. James <— LIVE!! HE’S RECLUSIVE & SHE’S STARTING OVER... “Averill is exactly where she wants to be in life after years of running. She’s opened her own boutique and can finally breathe again. She thought she was safe… until her world collides with the dark shadows of Rhys’...”
  • Whisper of Love: Tempest Braden (Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor Book 5) by Melissa Foster <— LIVE!!! SINGLE FATHER ALERT!!When she rents a room from ruggedly handsome, and closed-off, artist Nash Morgan and his adorable son, Phillip, she thinks she’s found a little slice of heaven on the outskirts of town, where she can concentrate on building her business. That is, if she can ignore the undeniable heat between her and the sinfully hot single father…
  • #1 Crush by T. Gephart <— SO FUNNY & I’M DELIGHTFULLY WORRIED!!! Cheryl finished and loved it, I’m almost done this one too (in fact I was reading it this morning upon waking up, and I didn’t want to stop – things are going to hit the fan, I JUST KNOW IT!!!!) but it’s book-finding time…

Cheryl: I just finished #1 Crush and I LOVED it!! Full-on laugh out loud belly laugh story. Did have a smidge of angst but great well-written story!! I’m gonna say 5 stars!!

Cristina: I cannot get over how freaking hilarious #1 Crush is!!!! …  You know what it’s like when you’re trying not to laugh? You laugh… much harder, and with no hope of stopping. Every single page in this book has me rolling on the floor *figuratively speaking of course, because I’m currently on the clock* laughing. Please make it stop! …Holy hell I’m laughing so hard!!

Chelli: Just finished…well more like devoured #1 crush…so funny, sweet and definitely swoon worthy. I could totally see myself and my friends (back when we were young and single) doing some of same things, you know if we were to stalk a hot movie star lol. A super fun, light read, thanks for the link on your page…

  • Beard Mode (The Dixie Warden Rejects MC Book 1) by Lani Lynn Vale <— LIVE!!! HE’S SCARRED & ANGRY & SHE WANTS TO GET TO KNOW HIM ALERT!!!Her heart is in the right place when she walks into that prison, but it doesn’t take long for her to realize that her heart shouldn’t have had any say so in the matter. Especially when one wrong move lands her in the arms of a scarred man that looks frightening enough to scare any sane woman away. Immediately enthralled by the angry man, she tries to get closer to him. But the harder she tries to get to know him, the further he pushes her away...”
  • Ripple Effect: Episode One (A Dark Hitman Erotic Romance Book 1) by Keri Lake <— LIVE!!! AUTHOR OF RICOCHET ALERT!!! HE’S A PSYCHOPATH…For months, I’ve watched him. I’ve fantasized him as my savior, my lover. My ticket out of the hell I’ve lived in for the last six years. I never dreamed he’d be my nightmare. Had I known what he really is, I’d have never gotten in the car that night, but life is full of cause and effect.”
  • A Conjuring of Light: A Novel (Shades of Magic) <— LIVE!!!! HISTORICAL FANTASY ROMANCE ALERT! Fabi found us this one a couple of days ago, saying: “The final book in the Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab came out today. A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3)
  • Silenced by Leddy Harper <— LIVE!!! HE’S BEEN DAMAGED AS A CHILD ALERT!!!Silenced and scarred, he keeps to himself, spending his time with his notebook in the woods behind his aunt’s house. Until Rylee Anderson…When Rylee spots Killian hopping over a fence next door, she follows him, unprepared for the boy she’d find—or the relationship that would unfold over the next seven years. Or the silence that would follow…“ Grey found us this one a couple of days ago, too!
  • Raine’s Haven by Shari Ryan <— LIVE!!! THEY ARE BOTH CONSIDERED… TROUBLE!!!!I felt like I was living in a prison while watching Raine Carson from my window, studying his sexy, tanned, and muscular physique for six long months. From inside of my house, he was perfect. Then I found out everything looked different from afar. Raine, a blunt and hot tempered man was living a life he wasn’t proud of, and I found myself oddly attracted to the sickening reality he opened my eyes to…” And Renee found us this one!
Renee: Shari Ryan release her new book today I loved it so much I know you girls will too It’s amazing I fell so in love with Raine
  • Tainted Kiss (Tainted Knights Book 1) by Terri Anne Browning <— LIVE!! ROCK STAR MADE HER PROMISES ALERT!The promises he made—I should have known better. He was a rock star and I had no time for a guy like him in my life. I fell anyway. I believed his promises. Held onto them and waited. But the thing about rockers is that their private lives are never truly private…
  • Becoming Mrs. Lockwood by K.I. Lynn <— FAMOUS ACTOR ALERT!!! Back on the list ’cause Maddi loved it, and is looking for more like this one!
Maddi: Just have to say love your blog! It is my go-to place when ever I need some reading inspiration :)  I recently read ‘Becoming Mrs Lockwood’ and it was a-ma-zing! If you havn’t read it, then I think you need to! If you have, can you please let me know of any books similar to this one?
  • Repossess by Jennifer Foor <— LIVE!!! JENNIFER FOOR ALERT! HER FAMILY BUSINESS IS A MESS & IT’S HIS FAULT!!!…I arrive to find the family business in shambles. My brothers have managed to run it into the ground. With new competition, the stakes are high, especially when I realize whose stealing all of the business out from under us. Seeing him again isn’t the hard part.  I’m over Crane Lord, his cocky, dangerous sex appeal, his criminal ways of getting by, and how he used to own every part of me. He’s the enemy. I don’t want him…”
  • Torn (Devils Wolves Book 1) by Carian Cole <— FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT!!! “…My father’s best friend. Fifteen years older than me, he’s always been my protector. The one I should never, ever want. But I was born to be his…” <— *gasp*!!! And MichelleS found it for us!
MichelleS: It is a totally hot taboo book – he is falling for his best friend’s daughter (he is 32, she is 17) and he has known her since the day she was born. Like an uncle to her. I know, I know…. ICK… right? But it’s NOT. Totally swoony. I must be wacked, but I loved it. Her dad is in a rock band, and they have been best friends since they were 7. So good!!!
  • Salt Bride: A Georgian Historical Romance (Salt Hendon Book 1) by Lucinda Brant <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ALERT!! A FORCED MARRIAGE & A JEALOUS FOE THAT WANTS TO TAKE HER PLACE!! ”When the Earl of Salt Hendon marries squire’s daughter Jane Despard, Society is aghast. But Jane and Salt share a secret past of heartache and mistrust. They are forced into a marriage neither wants; the Earl to honor a dying man’s wish, Jane to save her stepbrother from financial ruin...” And… Jan is loving it!
Jan: Yesterday I discovered a new (to me) HR author from a comment on a Goodreads blog. The book is Salt Bride by Lucinda Brant. It’s a really well-written Georgian romance with great characters and a powerful storyline. So far I’m really liking it and yay! there are others in the series. Just thought I’d share for all you HR lovers out there who, like me, may not know this author. Well worth checking out.
  • Born Sinner (Se7en Sinners Book 1) by S.L. Jennings <— SHE WAS BORN TO UNLEASH DESTRUCTION & HE HAS TO KILL HER. It’s super-bargain priced ’cause book #2 (“End of Eden”) is coming out in just a couple of days!! “I was bred for one purpose and one purpose only: to unleash death and destruction on my world.  My thoughts are power. My words are weapons. Evil created me then grace tried to save me. But first… they tried to kill me. They call themselves the Se7en. They are sin and salvation, and everything we’ve feared from the beginning of time. And their leader is the deadliest of them all…
Tessa: Oooooh. I really like Born Sinners… SL Jennings should only do PNR just because I loved every one she did that much. …LOVED it.
  • Meant to Be (Sweetbriar Cove Book 1) by Melody Grace <— LIVE!!! AUTHOR LOOKING TO GET AWAY TO WRITE BUT HE’S MAKING TOO MUCH NOISE!! ;)  ” Escaping to her aunt’s beach cottage in Sweetbriar Cove, Poppy is looking for inspiration to end her writer’s block and finish her new book. She just wasn’t counting on the handsome, gruff contractor making such a racket next door…
  • Men Of Honor Series Box Set: Men Of Honor Series by K.C. Lynn <— NAVY SEAL SERIES BUNDLE SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!!!

Misty: They are about ex navy seals and are really amazing books. Happy reading.

Theresa: Good suspenseful but uncomplicated read.

Beverly: …each featuring very sexy, alpha ex- Navy Seals…. So good!

  • Come Closer by Brenda Rothert <— FORBIDDEN LOVE!!! BROKEN DOCTOR WORKING IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL ALERT!!!I’ve found peace when a new patient turns me inside out. Allison Cole is a beautiful, haunted survivor who fell into silence after witnessing a murder. But even without words, I’m drawn to her. The closer we get, the more I’m tempted to cross my professional boundaries and give in to my desire.” AND!!! Marit is loving this one!
Marit:  I’m currently reading Come Closer by Brenda Rothert. OMG! I LOVE it! Cannot wait to continue after my baby is asleep tonight :D
  • Exes and Goals: A Slapshot Novel (Slapshot Series Book 1) by Heather C. Myers <— LIVE!! HOCKEY STAR ALERT! “At six foot four and two hundred and twenty pounds, he is tall, dark blond, and solid muscle. He’s arrogant and direct and the minute he sees Harper at Taboo nightclub during a team bonding session dressed in a plaid shirt and converse sneakers, he has to get to know her better. Except there’s a problem from her past that won’t go away. Harper has an ex that won’t stay in her past – where he belongs…”
  • Dark Sexy Knight (a modern fairytale) by Kate Regnery <— RECLUSIVE & GRUMPY HERO COMES TO HER AID ALERT!!! “…Evicted from their home, Verity and her special-needs brother, Ryan, must find jobs or risk being separated. Colt, who is the furthest-possible thing from a white knight in real life, comes to their unlikely rescue…“ Nancy found us this SUPER-BARGAIN! And a new book in the series (all standalones) is coming out in just a few days!! :D
Nancy: This is one of her ADULT modern fairytales & I enjoyed this book so very much.
  • Silver (All That Glitters Book 5) by K.A. Linde <— K.A. LINDE FOOTBALL HERO SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!! ”For the past three years, she’s seduced her way through the university’s football line-up. But when she finally has a quarterback fresh off the draft, Stacia experiences a shocking change of heart. One that sends her back to the place she never thought she’d return to…“ Actually both book #1 (Diamonds (All That Glitters Book 1) AND THIS book #5 are on supersale right now)
  • Cross Checked (Shots On Goal Standalone Series Book 2) by Kristen Hope Mazzola <— LIVE!! HOCKEY STAR ALERT!!!
  • Ruthless People by J.J. McAvoy <— MAFIA ROMANCE W/ A KICKASS HEROINE ALERT!!! Kady is looking for more like this one!!

Kady: I’m just wondering if anyone can recommend a mafia book with a strong female like Melody from Ruthless People. I have read a few now and the women aren’t weak (I mean you don’t fall for these kinds of guys and be weak) but none of them are in the business. None of the other women are quite as kicka** as Melody and im spoiled now lol. I want another great one where the girl can give as good as the guy can.

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Nancy needs our book help, and this one sounds tumultuous!!!! HOLY MOLY (but you’ll only find out what, after the spoiler alert). Still sounds like our thing, so I’m sure someone here knows it.

She asks:

Really gunning to re-read a book but I can’t remember the name! Help!

The heroine takes a job as a nanny for children’s in NY. Once she gets there after speaking to her employer/kids father she finds out

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he commits S, then she falls in love with his twin. The jerk.

Anybody know the name?

Does anyone have a guess?

Cristina: I believe its “Between Here and the Horizon” by Callie Hart.

Carly: I think Cristina is right. I can’t find it on my shelves but I read what I think is the book you’re talking about, that title rings a bell!

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