<—- BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!!!!  R.L. MATHEWSON FANS (as we should ALL BE!!) The LATEST NEIGHBOR FROM HELL ALERT!!!!! It’s LIVE! Fire & Brimstone: A Neighbor from Hell *squeeeee* I LOVE this series!

“What happens when a Bradford with questionable OCD, a tempter and a reputation for making his employees cry falls for the woman that refuses to accept the fact that he’s fired her…”

P.S. Here are my review of the first two books in this hilarious (seriously… HILARIOUS yet super angsty-pining romance series):

It’s ready!! A huge new release list with 75+ new books to explore. Kind of hard to choose, though, right? I can help! ;)

Here are a few that look extra exciting to me: Feyness (yep!! In the paranormal section. Something about that blurb gave me that *oomph* effect. She can see your soul… and the history of it. Your past lives. All of it. And she meets one so dark but he pulls her to him…), The Captive Series Bundle (super-bargain for the entire series and Amy said it left her heart aching for three days!!!), Wait (she’s running back to the rock star that once broke her heart. Plus it’s A.L. Jackson so you know this one’s gonna hurt!), Bad Judgment (college stripper hired to tutor him…), I’m Still Here (she’s in a coma, and everything thinks she can’t hear them, even contemplating taking her off life support!! But she loves a certain stranger’s daily visits).

Plus of course, we’ve got some BIG favorites, like Maya Banks, Abbi Glines, Molly McAdams and S.C. Stephens that just released new ones! I highlighted ‘em below.

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

P.P.S. ➔ Follow me (and Pimmie AND Hobbit – my sweet puppies – yep, I have a new addition!) on Instagram? That would be SO cool!!! :D

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  1. First Star I See Tonight: A Novel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  2. Ravenous: Quantum Series, Book 5 by M.S. Force
  3. Wrong Question, Right Answer: The Bourbon Street Boys, Book 3 by Elle Casey
  4. With Every Breath: A Slow Burn Novel by Maya Banks
  5. Morrison: Caldwell Brothers Series, Book 2 by Chelsea Camaron
  6. Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens
  7. Turn It Up: Detroit Love Duet Series, Book 2 by Kim Karr
  8. Montana Rescue: The Wildes of Birch Bay, Book 2 by Kim Law
       

 

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. Sales listed are for Amazon U.S., however some of the Amazon UK links also reflect the sale!):

Amy: “OMG guys!!! The Captive series bundle by Erica Stevens is .99!! Braith the vampire is dangerous and protective and swoon-worthy and scary and just…GAH! It’s books 1 through 6 plus the prequel (which BROKE my heart and left me with a nice solid ache for, like, 3 days) but I would recommend waiting on the prequel until after book 4 to get the full effect of it. Even the author said SHE cried while writing the prequel. Okay, I’m done gushing. ;)

  • Wrecked (Axle Alley Vipers) by Sherilee Gray <— HER BROTHER’S BEST FRIEND ALERT! This one is super-bargain priced too! “…her overprotective big bro has enlisted his ex-cop best friend to keep an eye on his baby sister.”
  • Everything We Keep: A Novel by Kerry Lonsdale <— THIS BOOK WRECKED HER ALERT!! MBK recommends this one BIG time!

MBK: “YOU MUST READ THIS!!! The ending left you happy and then the epilogue WRECKED me! it was amazing.”

  • Veiled by Karina Halle <— EIT SPINOFF ALERT!!! MichelleS just started reading this recent release!
MichelleS: “I’m reading Karina Halle’s “Veiled”. Totally sucked in already. And Dex!!! He still cracks me up. I forgot how much I loved words like “twatwaffe” and “douchecanoe”. And wasn’t Dex the one that coined the phrase “Angel f**ker”? Gotta love Dex!”

   

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN

  1. Wild Embrace: A Psy-Changeling Collection (Psy/Changeling Collection, A) by Nalini Singh <— NALINI SINGH ALERT!!!
  2. Loving Deviant (Cyborg Seduction Book 9) by Laurann Dohner <— LAURANN DOHNER ALERT!! SHE’S TRYING TO ESCAPE! “ She thinks she’s found the answer to her prayers when she contracts to be a deep-space bride—only to find herself facing an even bigger nightmare. Hiding from her con man “husband” aboard his space station, she comes across an intimidating cyborg…one who could just be her last hope…”
  3. A Spell Of Trouble (Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by Leighann Dobbs
  4. From The Ashes (Ministry of Curiosities Book 6) by C.J. Archer
  5. The Guardian Mist by Susan Stoker
  6. Cypher (The Dragon’s Bidding Book 2) by Christina Westcott
  7. Sweet Succubus (a Night Fall novelette/Interracial romance) by Delilah Devlin
  8. Soul Guardian by Dawn Doyle <— HER DREAM MAN ONLY APPEARS IN HER DREAMS…Bethany sees him in almost every one of her dreams. She’s never spoken to him, never been close to him, but she knows that he’s the one. Her ‘dream guy’. The problem is, he’s not even real. How can she be with ‘the one’ if he doesn’t exist?
  9. Bonded: A Nightshade Novel (The Nightshade Saga Book 5) by Brenda Tetreault
  10. Pretty Perfect Toy — A Temptation Court Novel (Temptation Court, Book 2) by Angel Payne
  11. All the Wounds in Shadow: The Healing Edge – Book Two by Anise Eden
  12. Feyness by E.S. Carter <— SHE CAN SEE THE HISTORY OF YOUR SOUL!! “I can see your aura soaked in the blood of your previous lives. Most people are inherently good or evil. Some flit between darkness and light. Few can change the fabric of their essence; it’s a fight that most are too weak to win. He was once darkness. An evil so pure that his very soul is black and yet I am drawn to him like a moth to a flame…”
  13. Dial V for Vampire: A Kudzu Korners Novel by Isabella Norse
  14. Mind Mates (Pull of the Moon Book 2) by Mary Hughes
  15. Soul of a Rocky (A Gardinian World Novel Book 4) by Kelsey Jordan
  16. The Midnight Breed Series 3-Book Bundle: Kiss of Midnight, Kiss of Crimson, Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian <— LARA ADRIAN 3-BOOK BUNDLE ALERT! I love this series!
  17. Her Black Heart (The Dark Amulet Series Book 2) by A.J. Norris
  18. Doing It Right: a paranormal romance (STORM Book 5) by L.M. Connolly
  19. The Guardians Eyes – Hell Bound by Nicole J Merchant
  20. Beautifully Burned (The Dreamcaster Series Book 2) by C.J. Burright
  21. Between Two Fires: A Novel by Mark Noce

                    

 

CONTEMPORARY

  1. Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens <— S.C. STEPHENS LIVE ALERT!!! They’re BOTH motorcycle racers… “Daughter of a racing legend, she is eager to show the world that she has inherited her father’s talent in the male-dominated sport of professional motorcycle racing. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonized by her rival team’s newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Plucked from the world of illegal street racing, Hayden immediately gets under Kenzie’s skin.
  2. Under the Lights (Field Party) by Abbi Glines <— ABBI GLINES LOVE TRIANGLE ALERT!! “In the follow-up to Abbi Glines’s #1 New York Times bestseller Until Friday Night—which bestselling author Kami Garcia called “tender, honest, and achingly real”—three teens from a small southern town are stuck in a dramatic love triangle…”
  3. Wrong Question, Right Answer (The Bourbon Street Boys Book 3) by Elle Casey
  4. Fight By The Team (Team Fear Book 2) by Cindy Skaggs
  5. No Regrets (Bomar Boys Book 1) by Jess Bryant
  6. Helios Awakened (The Helios Chronicles Book 1) by Tawa M Witko
  7. Nailed by Opal Carew <— BILLIONAIRE PAYS HER TO HAVE DINNER WITH HIM ALERT! “When River set up a fundraiser to kick start her nail polish business, she never expected someone to pay five thousand dollars just to have dinner with her. But when she meets her mysterious benefactor, he turns out to be billionaire Kane Winters—the one man from her past who she never wanted to see again…”
  8. Body Shot: A Last Shot Novel by Kelly Jamieson
  9. Shattered Vows (The Denton Family Legacy Book 2) by Sam Crescent
  10. Wait (A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel) by A.L. Jackson <— A.L. JACKSON ROCK STAR ALERT!! “It’s been years since I’ve seen him, and now I can’t do anything but stare at the gorgeous, tattooed man playing onstage. I should run. I know I should. But like a fool, I run straight back to him…
  11. The Art of Being Emily (Emily Compendium Book 1) by Katie MacAlister
  12. Rock Me Deep by Nora Flite <— ROCK STAR ALERT! “I used to make out with his magazine photos. Now we’re sleeping on the same tour bus…”
  13. I’m Still Here (Je Suis Là) by Clélie Avit <— SHE’S IN A COMA & HE’S A STRANGER TELLING HER HIS LIFE ALERT! The doctors don’t realize she’s regained partial consciousness and are thinking about ending her life support but… “…he finds his way into Elsa’s room. Seeing her lying there so peacefully, he finds it hard to believe she is not just sleeping. Thibault begins to visit Elsa regularly. As he learns more about her through her family and friends, he begins to realise that he is developing feelings for her. And when he talks to her, he can’t help feeling that she can hear his every word… For Elsa, his visits are like a breath of fresh air. Here is finally someone who speaks to her as if she is a real life person. Who makes her laugh. And who gives her something to fight for…
  14. The Knife that Kills the Heart (Peace In The Storm Publishing Presents) by H.M. Trey
  15. The Contract (Nightlong Series Book 1) by Sarah Michelle Lynch
  16. The Good Neighbor: Book Two in the Fortune Bay Series by Judith Hudson
  17. Wedding Bell Blues: A Dixie Dew Mystery (A Beth McKenzie Mystery Book 2) by Ruth Moose
  18. My Life in Reverse by Casey Harvell
  19. Betrayed (A Reluctant Series Novel Book 3) by Marla Josephs
  20. Show Me How: A Thatch Novel by Molly McAdams <— MOLLY MCADAMS ALERT! I HEAR THIS ONE’S A TEARJERKER!!…he decided to leave that life behind for the girl he wants more than anything: Charlie Easton. But when another girl falls into Deacon’s life, allowing him to be himself without judgment for his past, will their conversations hinder his relationship with Charlie … even if he’s never seen her?
  21. The Devastation: Unexpected Circumstances Book 7 by Shay Savage
  22. Heartbreak (The Beaumont Family Series Book 4) by Malinda Martin
  23. 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Six <— AWESOME SOUNDING ANTHOLOGY ALERT! Each one of the stories in this one sound awesome, and it’s got so many of our favorite authors and it’s 750 pages! “From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Jennifer L. Armentrout, Lorelei James, Alexandra Ivy, Laura Wright, Donna Grant, and introducing Rebecca Yarros and Kennedy Layne.
  24. Intrigue (Infinitus Billionaires Book 3) by E. B. Walters
  25. Perv (Filth Book 1) by Dakota Gray
  26. PHOENIX (Asphalt Cowboys Book 2) by Madison Sevier
  27. Anti-Stepbrother by Tijan <— LIVE TIJAN ALERT!!!!! HER STEPBROTHER OR HIS FRATERNITY BROTHER?!! This is the one I’m reading now (my very first Tijan book!!) and I know there are some HUGE Tijan fans here. :D !!! “He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother. Okay, yes I was a little naive, a tad bit socially awkward, and the smallest amount of stalker-ish, but if Caden Banks thought he could tell me what to do, he had another thing coming. I came to college with daydreams about being with my stepbrother, but what if I fell for the anti-stepbrother instead?“ Victoria loved it! “Just finished this! Definitely my favorite that I’ve read by Tijan”
  28. Handcuffed by Destiny (Crawley Creek Book 6) by Lori King
  29. His Toughest Call (The Pytheon Security series Book 2) by Joss Wood
  30. Bad Judgment by Meghan March <— LIVE MEGHAN MARCH ALERT!! COLLEGE STUDENT/STRIPPER IS HIRED TO TUTOR HIM… “Justine Porter is stuck between a rock and a stripper pole. She lost her law school scholarship, which means she has two choices to keep her life on track: strip for her tuition or tutor the most distractingly sexy guy in her class—the one she’s been turning down for two years straight. It should be an easy choice, but tutoring Ryker Grant could derail her plans to graduate with honors faster than two-for-one night at the Déjà Vu. Then again, topless has never really been her color…”
  31. Satin and Saddles (Rough and Ready Book 4) by Cheyenne McCray
  32. Dating Daniel (The Cloverleaf Series Book 4) by Gloria Herrmann
  33. Finding Him Again by E.R. Fallon
  34. EDGE (Gentry Boys) by Cora Brent <— LIVE!!! GENTRY BOYS ALERT!!! HE LOVED HER BEST FRIEND… “The boy I’d known years ago – the one who’d loved my best friend and was left shattered by her death – was now a macho adrenaline junkie, an arrogant, womanizing hustler. There was not a single good reason on this earth to fall for him. But no one told my heart that...”
  35. Tea in Time by Judy Kentrus
  36. The Landscaper Series Box Set by Robin Stone
  37. Cheap Sunglasses (Cheap Series Book 2) by Mara A. Miller
  38. With Every Breath: A Slow Burn Novel (Slow Burn Novels) by Maya Banks <— MAYA BANKS ALERT! THE MAN THAT TERRORIZED HER IS NOW OUT OF PRISON... “…now the killer has been set free on a legal loophole and it’s only a matter of time before he comes for her. Eliza’s only choice is to run and lead the monster away from the people she loves…”
  39. The Broken Series by Maegan Abel
  40. Untouchable by ML Preston
  41. Changed Beauty by Tara Sosa
  42. Ravenous (Quantum Series Book 5) by Marie Force <— HER BROTHER’S BUSINESS PARTNER OFFERS TO HELP HER WITH A BABY ALERT! “Tired of waiting for THE ONE, Ellie decides to have a baby on her own before it’s too late. When Jasper Autry hears about Ellie’s plan, what else can he do but step in and offer to “contribute” to her project…”
  43. Twisted Up (Taking Chances Book 1) by Erin Nicholas
  44. Redeeming Her SEAL (ASSIGNMENT: Caribbean Nights Book 9) by Kat Cantrell
  45. Silent Secrets (Faith Series Book 4) by Nikki Bolvair
  46. Forced: A Bad Boy Billionaire Romance (The Blackthorn Brothers Book 1) by Cali MacKay
  47. First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips <— FOOTBALL STAR AND HE MIGHT BE IN DANGER ALERT! “Piper Dove is a woman with a dream—to become the best detective in the city of Chicago. First job? Trail former Chicago Stars quarterback, Cooper Graham. Problem? Graham’s spotted her, and he’s not happy. Which is why a good detective needs to think on her feet. “The fact is . . . I’m your stalker. Not full-out barmy. Just . . . mildly unhinged.” Tee hee!!! I just received this one in the mail and it is so BEAUTIFUL!!!!
  48. Initiation (Master Class Book 1) by Sierra Cartwright
  49. Un-Shattering Lucy (The Lucy & Harris Novella Series Book 4) by Terri Anne Browning
  50. SEAL’s Deception (Take No Prisoners Book 8) by Elle James
  51. Montana Rescue (The Wildes of Birch Bay Book 2) by Kim Law
  52. RUSH (Montgomery Men Book 1) by C.A. Harms <— SHE’S ON THE RUN FROM HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND ALERT! “I’d run and keep running… But there was one problem. I hadn’t planned for Ashton Montgomery. He was a distraction I couldn’t allow. Not if I wanted to stay safe. I had to remain distant, but he was relentless and had other ideas. I caved because I hadn’t thought it all through, not in detail. If I had I would’ve realized that you can only live in a fantasy world for so long before everything came crashing in around you. And those lives you’ve destroyed along the way, make you no better than the monster you were trying to break free from…”
  53. Relationship Reasons (10,000 Reasons Book 2) by D.W. Cee
  54. His Rules: Billionaire Alpha by Ali Parker
  55. Blame It on the Shame by Ashley Jade
  56. Las Vegas Sidewinders: Anatoli (Book 4) by Kat Mizera <— WHILE IN VEGAS SHE MEETS AN NHL HOCKEY PLAYER ALERT! “A spur-of-the moment trip to Las Vegas is just the thing she needs to take her mind off her troubles. When an awkward encounter in a bar leads Toli and Tessa into a week of genuine passion, things become more complicated than they ever imagined…”
  57. Pillow Talk (On The Radio Book 1) by Pandora Pine <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  58. Come Back To Me (The Lost and Founds Book 5) by Edmond Manning <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  59. Grand Opening (Kiss of Leather Book 4) by Morticia Knight <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  60. Fix You by Gen Ryan <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  61. Lost in the Echo by Jack L. Pyke <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  62. Caught in the Flames by Kacey Shea <— SHE’S GOT A THING FOR FIREFIGHTERS… “Imagine my surprise when local fire captain, Chase Matthews, wanders into my yard on moving day. I’ve hit real estate gold. Hot as sin with that all-knowing smirk creates an instant spark. Welcome to the neighborhood never looked so good. But dating a firefighter isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…”
  63. Crevice: Earth Hunters Series–Book One by Janice Boekhoff
  64. Still Rattled: The Baxter Boys #2 (The Baxter Boys ~ Rattled) by Jane Charles
  65. Sterling Silver Linings (The Unexpected Series Book 4) by Noell Mosco
  66. Until Her (Stories from Beauville Book 3) by Tigris Eden
  67. Friends Forever (Hickory Hills Book 1) by Sue Stewart Ade <— SHE WITNESSED HER FRIEND’S MURDER SO SHE KIDNAPS HER LITTLE GIRL AND THEY GO IN HIDING ALERT!! She goes back to her grandmother’s town and meets up with an old friend, but… “Ace suspects that Quincy is keeping secrets and confronts her. Telling Ace about the kidnapping will make him an accessory and possibly jeopardize the custody case for his son. Not telling Ace will make him walk away.
                                                                

 

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

  1. Six Scary Stories by Stephen King – August 25th 2016 <— “Number 1 bestselling horror author Stephen King introduces and presents six gripping and chilling stories in this captivating anthology!”
  2. The Debt by Karina Halle – August 29th 2016
  3. EASY (A Ferro Family Novel) by H.M. Ward – August 29th 2016
  4. Play Dirty (Make the Play Book 4) by Amber Garza – August 29th 2016
  5. Rushing Waters: A Novel by Danielle Steele  – August 30th 2016
  6. Unraveled (Elemental Assassin Book 19) by Jennifer Estep  – August 30th 2016
  7. Dirty Little Lies by Lora Leigh – August 30th 2016
  8. Sacred Serenity (Lotus House Book 2) by Audrey Carlan – August 30th 2016
  9. Shadow Falling (The Scorpius Syndrome) by Rebecca Zanetti – August 30th 2016
  10. Frost Line by Linda Howard  – August 30th 2016
  11. Made for Sin by Stacia Kane – August 30th 2016
  12. Ash (The Elemental Series Book 6) by Shannon Mayer - August 30th 2016
  13. Western Dreams (Rescue Me Saga Extras #1) by Kallypso Masters - August 30th 2016
  14. Defy the Dawn: A Midnight Breed Novel (The Midnight Breed Series Book 14) by Lara Adrian - August 31st 2016

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Book #3 was just released in this series, and I absolutely LOVE the premise of book #1. LOL!!!

Jean: Just finishing up Wrong Number Right Guy which was a really cute read!

About book #1:

When a mysterious text message summons May Wexler to a biker bar in downtown New Orleans, she knows something is very wrong. Her sister has sent out an SOS, but when May gets there, she’s nowhere to be found and May is the one in trouble—she’s wearing pink espadrilles, she’s got a Chihuahua in her purse, and she’s in the middle of a shootout.

After tall, muscular Ozzie comes to her rescue, May has no choice but to follow him to safety. At the headquarters of his private security firm, the Bourbon Street Boys, she finds a refuge for the night—and the offer of a job. But it’s not long before a gun-toting stalker isn’t the only complication in May’s life: the more time she spends with Ozzie, the less she can deny that they’ve got some serious chemistry. A wrong number got her into this mess…Will it also get her the right guy?

  

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Book #4 was just released in this series and I KNOW we have some fellow readers that are HUGE fans of this author’s other rock star series (The Rocker Series). This appears to be a spinoff (featuring the now-grown children of those rock stars)…

About book #1:

Lucy

So yeah, my dad is a rock star; he’s the drummer for Demon’s Wings. Big whoop. Honestly, the fame that comes with having a famous dad is not all that you think it might be. It sucks. You have no privacy. Oh yeah, and don’t let me forget about the lunatics that want to do who knows what to you just to get famous. When I leave the house every morning I feel like my life isn’t my own. Between the paparazzi, the fans, my bodyguard, and everything else I feel like I’m part of the freak show in the circus most days.

It wasn’t always like this, though. I didn’t always feel like this. Once upon a time I had a best friend who helped me deal with this life that we both belonged to.

Harris

So yeah, my dad is a rock star; he’s the drummer for OtherWorld. And Lucy was and always will be the only girl to ever know the real me. She was my best friend, my voice of reason. My SANITY. Maybe she outgrew me. But I will never outgrow her. It’s been years since I’ve seen her, and I miss her so damn bad. All I want is a chance to get back what we’ve lost, to have my best friend in my life again.

I wasn’t counting on how grown up my friend might have gotten, how beautiful she is now. The more time I spend with this new Lucy, I have to wonder if I really want that old friendship back…or if I want much, much more.

   

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Anti-Stepbrother
A sweet, lighthearted, slightly angsty new adult romance by Tijan, and my first “official” read by her. We have so many fellow readers that are Tijan die-hards here and on Facebook, and devour every single things she releases. I knew it was time!

Grey: *beep* *beep* *beep* This is not a drill… A new Tijan book is live, F*ck it babies…. mama is NOT cooking dinner tonight, I was gonna run my day down for you, but basically it was a lot of chasing my a$$ around with both hands and a map and not getting anywhere fast. But this has the potential to make me smile, and pull me out of my rut. So cheers to that friends!

Lisa: Yeah Maryse!!! Tijan’s books are awesome & a must read!! I’m almost half way in Anti-stepbrother!! Can’t put it down. So good! Going to be a late night tonight!!!

Joanna: I devoured that one like a starved lion on a gazelle. It was ugly. I stayed up until 2:30 am and had to be up early this morning. ugly, ugly book hangover…

Plus… how could I possibly resist a college romance story about the “new girl”, who used to crush on the most popular guy in high school that just *surprise* becomes her step brother (their parents got to each other first)!!!

…my stepbrother Kevin. The same Kevin I’d been in love with for two years— since my junior year of high school, since my mom died and my dad decided he was in love with the most popular guy in school’s mother.

*gasp* And they are now both attending the same college. But then she meets one of his college fraternity brothers (considered THE MOST BAD-A$$ and “hard-to-get” guy of all)…

I glanced between them. Caden was taller by a few inches. Both were gorgeous, but in different ways. While Kevin had the dashing good looks, blonde locks and pretty eyelashes, Caden just looked badass. He had a pretty face too with chiseled cheekbones, but his dark hair, tattooed arms and no-nonsense demeanor gave him an air of authority.

…and circumstances force them together a few times, and suddenly, well… now she has two crushes. ;)

I am picky about my friends.”

“Yeah?” I looked up.

He tapped the cleft in my chin. “And for whatever reason, you’ve become one of them.”

“Yeah?”

“Yeah.”

We sat like that. It felt nice. It felt right.

*sigh* I LOVE when that happens!!

How could I resist? I couldn’t, that’s how! :P

Lisa: Wait for all the noise when the Fallen Crest fan club hear Maryse is reading Tijan!!

Amy: MARYSE IS READING TIJAN!!!!!!! Is that a cherry I hear popping?

Tessa: *thunks* She read a Tijan! I’m so jealous right now. That one looks amazing and I love the concept.

*snort* :P !!!!! You guys crack me up!!!!

And yes… it was an entertaining romp with “light” new adult drama. Nothing TOO crazy in their backstories. Nothing TOO crazy in their current stories.

That of love-triangledom, plus bad-boydom, plus mean-girldom (unavoidable jealousy, cattiness and a bit of backstabbing) but nothing too infuriating.

Caden’s a big guy around here. He’s not known for dealing with girls like you.”

I hated asking, but the question burned in the back of my mouth. “Girls like me?”

“Yeah.” She smirked. “Nobodies like you. Freshman and forgettable.”

Grrrrr!!! Except for stuff like that. Yeah… she was infuriating. ;)

Quite a bit of back and forth, whether it be on her current crush-focus, or what guy was dating what girl and why, and what girl dated what guy behind what other girl’s back, and the 6-month-limit serial dater, etc etc…

But all in all? It still had that all-around family feel with the occasional personality clash.

There hadn’t been any problems when the two families merged. There should’ve been, but there just weren’t.

A great slow burn to boot, between two surprising “new friends” that have the potential for so much more.

And despite that nighttime drama-soap feel (that can be SO fun when you’re in the mood for theatrics mixed with poignant personal issues), there was a developing back story with depth. That of a few of the frat brothers (who were actual brothers) and why exactly, their relationship was so tumultuous. And that of the heroine dealing with her new life, her new family, and the loss of her mother. And that of her inconsiderate stepbrother and exactly what made him that way.

His eyes bore into mine. “Whatever reasons you have for being loyal to him, he doesn’t share the sentiment.” There were no doubts. No questions. Nothing in Caden’s statement besides dead-set resolve.

The wind picked up, sending shivers through me. “What are you talking about?”

He put the Land Rover into drive. “He wouldn’t have your back. Guys like him never do.”

I’ll let you explore the rest of this one for yourself, as the love triangle (for those that love them) should keep you guessing, along with the character ping-ponging effect that will keep many Tijan fans (new and old alike) on their toes.

It was fun. One of my favorite *snort-worthy* scenes? When one of the “bad boys” attempted just “hanging with the girls” (like just another “girl” friend)

“I just had an epiphany.”

“What?” the second friend asked.

“This is why I like girls so much. You guys are way more entertaining than guys.”

“What do you mean?”

He shrugged. “Guys are all about sports, sex, or beer. Girls are about everything else. That kind of dramatic exit would never happen with guys. If it did, there’d be a beat down involved, but nothing like this.

Tee hee!! In context it’s even funnier, ’cause it was an argument between best friends, that had him delighted with his new “clique” and gave him such an epiphany. SO CUTE!

Alas, I wasn’t as hooked as some of my fellow readers (a few of my friends could not put this one down). It was a bit over the top for me, at times. The frequent reiteration by everyone about how untouchable and god-like a few of the “bad boys” were, the overt girl-cattiness (stuff that I can’t believe anyone would actually say!! eek But then again… confused *smirk*), and the guys “ruling” the school and the hierarchy and the cliques, while using/dumping their latest girlfriends with barely a second thought.

I guess I was in the mood for a more profound and intense storyline. Something to keep me riveted and shock and awe me. Something to keep me guessing and prove me wrong (and delight me in the process). Perhaps one that would change my world, and flip it upside down. Tee hee. I ask for a lot, don’t I?

And while this isn’t one of “those” (for me) it very well could be the perfect read for those looking for a lighthearted (not too angsty) classic young adult/new adult romance story.

3.5 stars

P.S. Thank you to the author for sending me a review copy!

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7:51pm BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!!  JUST WENT LIVE!!! Wait (A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel) by A.L. Jackson (LOVE her!!) “It’s been years since I’ve seen him, and now I can’t do anything but stare at the gorgeous, tattooed man playing onstage. I should run. I know I should. But like a fool, I run straight back to him…“ ➜➜➜➜➜

Happy Monday!!! Start of a new week, and it’s kicking off with a few “early bird” book releases that have set off some definite *squeeeeees!!!*

Take a look! And then… *ooooomph*!!! Tomorrow’s list. I posted a few of the highly anticipated highlights from that list that will likely go live at midnight tonight! Our reading needs… fulfilled! :P

EARLY BIRDS JUST WENT LIVE!

  1. Anti-Stepbrother by Tijan <— LIVE TIJAN ALERT!!!!! HER STEPBROTHER OR HIS FRATERNITY BROTHER?!! This is the one I’m reading now (my very first Tijan book!!) and I know there are some HUGE Tijan fans here. :D !!! “He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother. Okay, yes I was a little naive, a tad bit socially awkward, and the smallest amount of stalker-ish, but if Caden Banks thought he could tell me what to do, he had another thing coming. I came to college with daydreams about being with my stepbrother, but what if I fell for the anti-stepbrother instead?
  2. Bad Judgment by Meghan March <— LIVE MEGHAN MARCH ALERT!! COLLEGE STUDENT/STRIPPER IS HIRED TO TUTOR HIM… “Justine Porter is stuck between a rock and a stripper pole. She lost her law school scholarship, which means she has two choices to keep her life on track: strip for her tuition or tutor the most distractingly sexy guy in her class—the one she’s been turning down for two years straight. It should be an easy choice, but tutoring Ryker Grant could derail her plans to graduate with honors faster than two-for-one night at the Déjà Vu. Then again, topless has never really been her color…”
  3. EDGE (Gentry Boys) by Cora Brent <— LIVE!!! GENTRY BOYS ALERT!!! HE LOVED HER BEST FRIEND…The boy I’d known years ago – the one who’d loved my best friend and was left shattered by her death – was now a macho adrenaline junkie, an arrogant, womanizing hustler. There was not a single good reason on this earth to fall for him. But no one told my heart that...”
  4. Cupcake Overload (Cupcakes Book 2) by Bethany Lopez <— LIVE!!! SHE RUNS A PI FIRM ALERT! ”I was in the club’s bathroom listening to a woman screaming, “No,” and a man’s voice growling, “I know you want it.” That asshole picked the wrong restroom, in the wrong club, at the wrong time. Little did I know the a$$hole was Cade’s VP, and although we saved that woman from his clutches that night, she’d be found floating in a motel pool a month later…
  5. I’m Yours, Baby: A Yeah, Baby Novella by Fiona Davenport & Elle Christensen & Rochelle Paige <— LIVE!!!
  6. Breakout Play (The Dallas Comets Book 3) by Jaymee Jacobs <— LIVE!! HOCKEY PLAYER ALERT!!!
  7. Disengaged: A Dangerously Forbidden Love Affair  by Jamie Magee <— LIVE!! DARK READ UNDERGROUND FIGHTER ALERT! “A mindless walk to a dead-end job landed her in the path of her gambling fathers’ enemies. Her only defense was a stranger, Slayton Winslow, a known enforcer and fighter—rumored to be Odin’s prince, underground royalty…”
  8. All For Me Box Set by Alexis Noelle <— SERIES BUNDLE LIVE!!! “Follow four couples down their separate paths through love, and heartache…”
  9. The Stranger (A Wounded Warrior Novel) by Anna del Mar <— LIVE!!! EX-MILITARY RECLUSE PROTECTS HER IN HIS CABIN ALERT! “Off-grid in the far reaches of the bitter Alaskan wilderness, he wants only to be left alone with his ghosts. But he can’t ignore a woman in need—beautiful, stranded and nearly frozen with fear…”
  10. UNMASKED: The Complete Series: Second Edition by Cassia Leo <— LIVE!!! COMPLETE SERIES BUNDLE ALERT!! TRAUMATIC CHILDHOOD AND NOW SHE HIDES HER FACE... “I moved out and now I hide. I have a night job that pays the bills. Every night, I put on my mask and walk to work. Then one night, I hear and see something that will change my purpose in life… forever: a murder that will bring him to me. He says he wants to protect me. And, through a series of events I can’t fully make sense of, I find myself believing him. But our nightly visits are always cloaked in darkness. I don’t know his face and he will never know mine…

         

PREORDERS GOING LIVE TOMORROW! (or maybe at midnight!!) :D

  1. Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens  – August 23rd 2016
  2. Wrong Question, Right Answer (The Bourbon Street Boys Book 3) by Elle Casey – August 23rd 2016
  3. Body Shot: A Last Shot Novel by Kelly Jamieson – August 23rd 2016
  4. Show Me How: A Thatch Novel by Molly McAdams  – August 23rd 2016
  5. Allegiance of Honor (Psy/Changelings) by Nalini Singh – August 23rd 2016
  6. Wild Embrace: A Psy-Changeling Collection (Psy/Changeling Collection, A) by Nalini Singh – August 23rd 2016
  7. Loving Deviant (Cyborg Seduction Book 9) by Laurann Dohner – August 23rd 2016
  8. With Every Breath: A Slow Burn Novel (Slow Burn Novels) by Maya Banks – August 23rd 2016
  9. Under the Lights (Field Party) by Abbi Glines – August 23rd 2016
  10. Ravenous (Quantum Series Book 5) by Marie Force – August 23rd 2016

➜ CHECK OUT ALL the upcoming BOOK RELEASES here (frequently updated and it goes all the way to 2017!)

      

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Exiled: Brides of the Kindred 7: (Alien Scifi Romance)

Review by Johanne Pearl Couturier

Back to Montreal Canada (thank you to my sweet sister for her welcoming home), I continued reading Evangeline’s Brides of the Kindred series. I thought this book was kind of slow to start… but it is only because I am not at all like Lissa. She is a very very shy person who’s been raised with very strict principles… principles that are kept strict on her planet by injecting a chemical to the population to make sure they get sick if they don’t follow them.

She wants so much to help the Kindred nation against the imminent attack of the Hoard that she says yes to a very dangerous mission… even more dangerous by the fact that NOTHING she’ll have to do agrees with her… and that the man that will accompany her on that mission is the only man she’s ever loved but is not allow to, her “brother” Saber.

As Lissa slowly slides into her role of “Male Slave Owner”, she fights as best she can… but one event will blow her mind and I have to admit that Evangeline goes deep into her characters feelings, to a point where I completely got how they could shift to become someone they never thought they could be. Intense intense moment in the book!!! Happy there was no one around to hear me breath! *wink*

To make things worst (and hilariously funny), there is a mysterious Hoard attack on the Kindred mother ship. Never saw that one coming! What imagination Evangeline has! I could not repress saying “Oh my God!” out loud.

The end of this book is also spectacular. Damn I’d love these books to become a science fiction series… I guess the hot aspects would have to be out though… So happy there is a book 8 to keep on enjoying myself seeing the entire movie in my head, WITH the sex scenes!!! LOL

(4 stars)

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All the Ugly and Wonderful Things: A Novel
I one-clicked this one, price be damned, due to the HUGE love for it by many of my fellow readers, some of my favorite authors, and still… the buzz is getting louder.

Maryse: BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!! I one-clicked it. I don’t even care that it’s not on sale. I HAVE to read this ➜ All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. And I’ve started. And I AM SO IN.

Robyn: I knew you couldn’t resist…..me either! LOL

Misty: It’s worth the money!

Karen: It is worth the money! I finished it yesterday. Strong writing, strong characters. I loved it

Belen: I loved it

Paula: It’s amazing. I hope you will love it as much as I did. It’s an epic story.

Lisa: The best book of 2016!!!

Jessica: It was an amazing book.

Jen: I really enjoyed this book!

Sandra: It’s AMAZING!!

Amanda: One of my top reads of 2016. Happy Reading!

Erin: I just started this today as well!

Andrea: I am on page 42 and loving it.

Lisa: Man! Now I’m gonna have to buy it! I was trying to wait for a sale but I’m in a reading slump!

Skye: And one-click.

MissR: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things is one of the best books I’ve ever read and I’ve been reading for many years ;) I borrowed it from a friend because it’s a little to pricey for my book budget.

Anjanette: It’s soo worth it !!’

Amy: HOLY MOLY!!! All the Ugly and Wonderful Things…MINE!!  I apologize to all the other books in my TBR who just got bumped over but I’ve wanted to read ATUAWT since I first heard about it. I’m so giddy!!

Lisa: This might have to be a buddy read! Starting now!

Maryse: BUDDY READ!!!!!!! :D !!!!!

Sadie: I enjoyed it!

Skye: So amazing. One of my favorite books now

Michelle: I finished it last night. I really enjoyed it! Very different.

Nancy: I just finished it- couldn’t put it down. Almost gutted me but happy I read it

*sigh* How can I possibly detail my thoughts and experience of this emotionally discomfiting journey without saying too much? It’s almost impossible so from here on out, I will do my best not to spoil anything, but if you want to go into this one blind, and are ready for anything (triggers, forbidden love, shocking drama and all) stop reading my review, right after this:

Did I like it? Hmm… yes. For the most part. For the “interesting storytelling” aspect of it. It was compelling, for sure. Although I COULD put it down, and had to. Often.

I appreciated it, for it’s constantly thought provoking yet shocking theme (and the repercussions that I knew would follow). It had a main theme, mind you, but it was mostly shocking from all angles, and for various reasons. But I was INTO it, right to the very end (at least the full story and where this could possibly go), yet did I love it? No.

That said, it’s eloquently written, and I get why there’s a frenzy. The journey is long and detailed my friends, and there are many aspects that will appall and infuriate you, so you’re in for a bumpy, albeit addictive ride. This story WILL provoke you.

“Going in blind” book lovers… STOP READING HERE.

I went in fairly blind (I say fairly, ’cause I HAD read the blurb and knew it was going to be a potential love story about a girl becoming friends with one of her drug dealing father’s “lackeys”) so I was excited for the “bad-bad/bad guy” unconventional love journey I was about to embark upon, but I had NO idea what, exactly, I was in for. Yikes. It’s forbidden love, and the entire story, while powerful, is constantly tumultuous and incredibly uncomfortable.

Though it starts, and for a good portion, remains incredibly sweet and undeniably needed. Relieving considering the horrible life these children are living.

So what’s it about?

I’m going to keep this short and sweet. It’s told mostly from “Wavy’s” perspective (starting with her perspective on life as a young child of 5 years old, and continuing throughout her young childhood, teens and into her “new adult” life).

“Wavy” and her baby brother Donal are living in a dilapidated, abusive household with drug addicted parents, and a mother that is possibly manic depressive (bi-polar?), her moods fluctuating from occasionally concerned to mostly… selfish, abusive and hateful.

Scary Mama dragged me out of the closet and spanked me until the brush left bloody spots on my legs, but I stopped her from putting Listerine in Donal’s mouth.

After that, I took care of Donal. I fed him and bathed him, because Scary Mama, she would give baths so hot it made your skin bubble.

The Program’s book also said, BE COMPLIANT ON YOUR MEDS, but Mama wasn’t.

She lives only for the love of her life, her husband (and the father of her children). And her stormy moods are dependent on his attentions.

Then he left, and Mama took off her pretty dress and lay in bed all day.

Sad Mama didn’t care when Donal cried, and he cried a lot. “I’m so alone,” she said.

Donal and I didn’t count.

He makes meth in a makeshift lab in their trailer park, and has a multitude of girlfriends along with his wife, that he abuses or loves, depending on his whims. King pin of his world, his lackeys and women, and even his brother support him, no matter the monster he is.

The children are neglected and while occasionally aided by their grandmother and their aunt and uncle, they are mostly left to fend for themselves, turning Wavy into a sullen, severely introverted and often defiant child. She just wants to be left alone. Refusing to be touched, refusing to speak, and even refusing to eat, those that are trying to care for the siblings, struggle and are often pushed to their wits end.

But there is ONE person that Wavy does connect with (albeit slowly) and that is one of the more “sweet-natured” friends of her father (“Kellan”). And when she’s forced to come to his rescue after he crashes his motorcycle, the bond is forged, and she finally comes to trust someone in her life.

Gravel spit out of the wheels and then the motorcycle skidded and fell. The Giant tumbled off and the bike slid into the meadow, still rumbling, its tires spinning.

When I got to him, the Giant was lying in the road with his arms and legs spread out. I don’t know why I wasn’t afraid.

Big hearted (but very “enforcer-like” when he has to be), and also having been abused as a child, he cares for her wellbeing.

He had one hand pressed to the center of Liam’s chest to push him back into his chair. That was all he needed to stop Liam, who looked small under Kellen’s hand.

“Don’t do that,” Kellen said.

As soon as he let go, Liam sat up. All his smallness drained out and anger rushed in again.

“Are you telling me how to discipline my own kid in my house?” Liam said, but his shirt was still rumpled from Kellen’s hand.

“No, but you don’t need to do her that way.”

He unwittingly becomes their protector.

The Giant had stopped a train, calmed a wild beast, and didn’t even spill his beer.

And I will stop there.

Told from multiple POVs (surprisingly, I was fine with that, for the most part because it allowed me to get different view points, and “real life” perceptions from all angles) that vividly portrayed the “era”, the lifestyle, and the consequences depending on the relativity. It was needed, because neither of the main characters are your… “usual”. Both came from devastating childhoods and lived a socially unaccepted lifestyle due to environmental circumstance. This is all they knew, and this seemed to be as far as they were going to get assistance with, in that generation.

I shoulda taken my own advice, and got the hell outta Powell.

Except for Wavy. She kept me there. More than that. She kept me tethered, not just to Powell, but to being alive. In the whole world, she was the only person who cared whether I lived or died.

Did I even like the two main characters? Not much, no (for various reasons… you’ll see why). Sometimes I loved them, too (for various reasons… you’ll see why). It was hard. Did I like the supporting cast of characters? For various reasons, yes. I almost liked some of them better. Some of you might even be surprised at the ones I did like. After all, while I do love (or can appreciate) unconventional lifestyles and/or love stories, I do have my limits.

Amy: I finished All the Ugly and Wonderful Things and…hmmm…I don’t know what to say about it yet. I need to digest it a bit. It had potential with the whole forbiddenny aspect but something about it was just…off. *shrug* Not bad or anything, just off. Multiple POV thing, maybe? I dunno… Maryse…did you stick with ATUAWT? What do/did you think of it?

Maryse: I’m at 90% Amy… I don’t love it like everyone seems to. I LIKE it due to the fact that it’s an absorbing story and I keep picking it right back up to continue reading, but there’s an incredible ICK-factor for me that I just… I wasn’t… I can’t… ya know? Maybe the ending will flip me around? I’m not in love.

Amy:  Yeah, I had to picture/imagine her as older to get past that ick factor. She seemed older as well so it made doing that easier. Like I said, the forbiddenny potential was there but her age was a bit of a stretch. And the multiple POVs…some were just random and felt unnecessary. Like the teacher who was all torn up over John Lennon. Um, what? *scratches head* It was definitely good and I even kept picking it up when I was stuck in traffic (2 hours to drive 25 miles…thank you oil spill on he highway) so that says something. ;) Love? No. Liked? Yep! Worth the price? Nuh-uh. *shakes head*

Lisa: I finished it. I need to gather my thoughts and emotions.

Sarah: I love books that have the seventies setting like Nine Minutes (Beth Flynn). Awesome story, very well done!

Michelle: Seriously! I couldn’t go on but I ABSOLUTELY could NOT stop! Loved it!

It’s eloquently written, and I get what the frenzy was for. The journey is long and detailed my friends, and there are many aspects that will appall and infuriate you, so you’re in for a bumpy, albeit addictive ride.

There are two scores (for me):

3.5 stars <— MY PERSONAL score due to my own experience of it. It’s all just so disturbing. I mean all of it. Would I recommend it? Only to those that I know can handle a read that will shake them up, shock and incense them, and that they may come out of it hating it, but still appreciating the experience as a whole. This story WILL provoke you. Which brings me to my “other” score: 4.5 stars for the obvious “interesting unconventional shocking reading” aspect of it. If you’re looking for a story that will get you out of a same-ol’ storyline funk, this one will do it.

P.S. MY SCORE doesn’t mean it doesn’t have an HEA. Or that it does. I guess it depends on the reader and who or what, exactly, they were rooting for.

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<— WHOA. This one’s on sale, you guys!!! The last book in the series, so if anyone has been waiting to read it (or waiting to devour the whole series), now’s the time!! No cliffhanger waits, and you get to immerse yourself in their world for days and days and days on end.

Lisa M: I just finished One with You by Sylvia Day!! Waaa!! I loved it!! I’m sad because it’s over. What an amazing series!! Sylvia is an awesome writer!! Loved Gideon & Eva’s story through each book!!! This was one series that I didn’t have to reread the previous books!! That says a lot, especially since there was a year or so in between each book!! …Highly recommend this series. Lucky, whoever is just reading this series gets to read non stop from book to book!!!

And look what else we found! (NOTE: 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!):

DG: Playing catch up since I have been in a Gideon fog *fans self*. There is NOTHING better than a hottie alpha, a little broken but oh so possessive! Needless to say I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED One with You! Also, nothing better than seeing Eva finally come into her own, strong and fierce with her love. The last two books in this series were definitely a 4.5 to 5 star for me.

  • Untamed (Thoughtless) by S.C. Stephens <— S.C. STEPHENS/GRIFFIN’S BOOK IS ON SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!! Thank you Nancy!!!

Lauren: I read Untamed last night & not to worry about not liking Griffin…..you can’t help but LOVE him! Oh, and though we know he WAS a manwhore before Anna, the book starts AFTER their marriage (baby #2 is about to be born).

Theresa: …I really hated how it started out as well. What a fool! Finish it, he went through a lot I didn’t expect. He does good! Don’t want to spoil.

Jean: I read Untamed and although I struggled in the beginning, it really did get better. And I loved how it ended!

Sharon: By the way, Untamed? Worth it. Griffin did more than grow on me. I ended up loving him!

Amy: Thank you! This has been on my TBR for a while now!

Rebecca: Can’t wait been on my list too was waiting for price drop !

  • Branding the Virgin by Alexa Riley <— LIVE!! SHE’S A PREGNANT VIRGIN & HE’S A BROODING BULL RIDER ALERT! Plus it’s super bargain priced! “All she wanted was a family of her own, so she decided to make that happen. A mix-up at the sperm bank leaves her with a baby in her belly, but the father is none the wiser. Ty was injured in a bull-riding accident, and now all he plans on doing is working on his ranch and keeping to himself. That is, until a little dark-haired woman shows up on his doorstep…
  • The Reader by M.J. Hawkins <— LIVE!!! PARANORMAL ALERT! She has amnesia, but they realize she’s one of the most powerful… “Hunted, shot, and without her memory, eighteen-year-old Ann Baker wakes in shallow water on a deserted Pacific Northwest island. She is soon approached by two young men claiming to be her friends. Something isn’t right, but when gunshots sound, Ann is left with little choice but to allow Devon and Archer to help her escape…”
  • Bookish by Olivia Long <— LIVE!!! SHE’S A BOOK BLOGGER ALERT!Until the day I literally fell for Isaac James, the hottest man to grace the cover of any romance novel. And he wanted a girl like me. And he had muscles like that. And eyes like that…
  • I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie (The I Like Big Dragons Series) by Lani Lynn Vale <— SHE’S A NURSE & HE’S A DRAGON SHIFTER ALERT! And it’s back on the list, ’cause  DG LOVED IT!

DG: So I will admit the title caught my attention…BIG time. I Like Big Dragons and I Can Not Lie by Lani Lynn Vale. Just got to say…I love the whole dragon who can telepathically communicates with their bonded person thing. Maybe it goes back to How to Train your Dragon? Everybody loves Toothless…right??? Who knows but I loved this book. Strong, hot alpha…everyday h who turns into a badass strong h. Dragons, baby dragons, bad guys ….oh my!!! Shed loads of smexy scenes!!! Not my usual read but LOVED it none the less!!!!Maryse: YAY DG! That one sounds so good, and even though I’m not reading a ton of paranormal these days, I LOVED that the blurb mentions the heroine is a human nurse just trying to live her life. YES!!!!!

  • Hunter by Mercedes Lackey <— THE BARRIER BETWEEN THE OTHER WORLD AND OURS IS OPEN ALERT!Joyeaux Charmand is a mountain girl from a close knit village who comes to the big city to join the Hunters. Joy thinks she is only there to perform her civic duty and protect the capitol Cits, or civilians, but as cameras follow her every move, she soon learns that the more successful she is in her hunts, the more famous she becomes. With millions of fans watching her on reality TV, Joy begins to realize that Apex is not all it seems. She is forced to question everything she grew up believing about the legendary Hunters and the very world she lives in.” <— It’s on super-bargain today!
  • Payne (The Soldiers of Wrath MC: Grit Chapter Book 3) by Jenika Snow & Sam Crescent <— LIVE!!! Looks like it’s a serial (and series continuation) so I didn’t read the blurb…
  • Pranked: A Billionaire Bad Boy Romance by Sienna Valentine <— LIVE!!!! HE TOLD HER THEY GOT MARRIED WHILE SHE WAS DRUNK ALERT! LOL!! I love the sound of this!!! She’s a disgraced star in Vegas and he’s a bored billionaire… “when she woke up with no memory of what we did the night before, well, who could blame me for wanting to just mess with her a little? I never thought she’d actually believe me when I told her we got married. Now we’re headed on our “honeymoon” and I’m in way over my head.” P.S. It’s super-bargain priced. I’m totally intrigued. Could be good, silly yet angsty fun! :D
  • The Haunting of a Duke (The Dark Regency Series Book 1) by Chasity Bowlin <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ALERT! Tracey recommends it!
“I’m on a historical reading binge at the moment just finished Haunting of a Duke by Chasitiy Bowlin, now this book isn’t just historical/romance its got paranormal and some murder thrown in for good measure…..and too my delight I didn’t get who the murderer was right! Little things like that make my day…”

“Hi Maryse! Awhile back, I fell in LOVE with the first two books in the Diamond in the Rough Series by Elisa Marie Hopkins! Books #1 & #2 just went on SALE… It was a tale of: Romance and Love, Secrets and Lies, Manipulation and Paranoia, Life-Threatening and Mental Illnesses, Illegal Activities and Crime, and possibly …Kidnapping and Murder!”

  • AUDIOBOOK L:DVERS ➜ 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 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 (next few days & next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Anti-Stepbrother by Tijan – August 22nd 2016 <— TIJAN ALERT!!
  2. Cupcake Overload (Cupcakes Book 2) by Bethany Lopez – August 22nd 2016
  3. Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens  – August 23rd 2016
  4. Wrong Question, Right Answer (The Bourbon Street Boys Book 3) by Elle Casey – August 23rd 2016
  5. Nailed by Opal Carew – August 23rd 2016
  6. Body Shot: A Last Shot Novel by Kelly Jamieson – August 23rd 2016
  7. Show Me How: A Thatch Novel by Molly McAdams  – August 23rd 2016
  8. Allegiance of Honor (Psy/Changelings) by Nalini Singh – August 23rd 2016
  9. Wild Embrace: A Psy-Changeling Collection (Psy/Changeling Collection, A) by Nalini Singh – August 23rd 2016
  10. Loving Deviant (Cyborg Seduction Book 9) by Laurann Dohner – August 23rd 2016
  11. With Every Breath: A Slow Burn Novel (Slow Burn Novels) by Maya Banks – August 23rd 2016
  12. Under the Lights (Field Party) by Abbi Glines – August 23rd 2016
  13. Ravenous (Quantum Series Book 5) by Marie Force – August 23rd 2016
  14. Six Scary Stories by Stephen King – August 25th 2016 <— “Number 1 bestselling horror author Stephen King introduces and presents six gripping and chilling stories in this captivating anthology!”

➜ CHECK OUT ALL the upcoming BOOK RELEASES here (frequently updated and it goes all the way to 2017!)

          

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