The Brave Line
I loved it (and I’m going to say I 5-star loved the second half of the book).

The first half was very good. Second half was intense and the best part of it all. In fact, I devoured it, and I’m surprised I did, ’cause it’s HOT!!!!! Hotter than I usually stick with. eek Like eye-buggingly, cheek blushingly OMG. WHOA. HOT!!!!!!!!

Yet, for such a STEAMY (and I meant steamy spelled D-I-R-T-Y) steamy, this book has SO much emotion, intense feels,  and backstory (and current story) that I fell in love with everyone in it.

Maryse: I just want to announce… if you’re looking for something SUPER-STEAMY HOT (but totally intense-romance), I’m reading just the thing! OMG the things he says… *blush* whoooooooooooooo *blink blink* And I already love this author, and this is bargain-priced right now, so it was a no-brainer.

Heather: LOVED this book. Caliente!!!!

Maryse: HOLY MOLY IS IT EVER!!!!!!!!!

Tracie: I freaking LOVED LOVED this book!!

Andrea: This book was amazing! Kate Stewart really hit it out of the park!!

Nay: Maryse–I actually started The Brave Line last night. I was going to start Room 212 but when I saw the blurb for The Brave Line. I couldn’t resist! I’m on Chapter 7, and so far so good!

Maryse: I totally one-clicked it because I was SO in the mood for this kind of story (and it. Is. HOT!!!! D-I-R-T-Y hot. BUT!!! Not erotica. Totally a romance book). Okay so… they just TOTALLY did er… all SORTS of “it”, and *whoooo* *blink blink* and then… this:

We stood for minutes just staring at each other before a shared, slow building smile lit up our faces. Lost in his eyes and his hold on me, I let myself go and felt the earth shift briefly. Rowdy was a sexual deviant hidden behind his blues the way I hid behind my headset. We were a sexual match. And it would have been perfect… if it wasn’t already over.

SO GOOD (so far)!!!

Amy: Kate Stewart, as in Room 212 Kate Stewart? And with a paragraph like that?? Oh, HECK yeah…CLICK!!!!

Jen C: Excited to start The Brave Line next after all the positive remarks!

Nay: Maryse–so glad you started The Brave Line! I’m loving their chemistry, and it’s super HAWT!!!

And I’ll be honest, guys. I didn’t think I’d be able to connect to the overtly-flirtatious, unabashed heroine. She’s wild, wide-open, and at times… a little obnoxious.

“She lived out loud…”

Oh boy… does she, and she’s no where near “me” (personality-wise), yet by the end, she felt like my absolute best friend in the world.

You guys know me. I tend to skim the sex. I’ll read if I’m so enthralled in the emotional and intensity and then I don’t even realize it’s happening until *whooops* IT. IS. HAPPENING. And this was sort of one of those. ‘Cause OMG did it happen. So blatantly that it didn’t even really sneak up on me, and still… I read every bit of it. Tee hee!!!! ;)

But better than that? This book ripped my heart out (such heartache and even terror for some), had tears spilling out of my eyes TWICE (for two very different reasons, such as… OH NO HE DIDN’T!!!!!!!  THAT JERK!!! <— My favorite ;) even though it breaks my heart. And then… OMG I’m terrified with her – you’ll see… such a hard thing to read and this one was no exception), but overall, it healed me whole. And I loved it.

You can begin again anywhere you want to in life, but you can’t recreate your past or the way it shaped you.

So what’s it about?

Michelle is starting over in a new town, in a totally new life (and OMG her “old life” is WAY worth discovering. My heart aches!!!!!). She’s an emergency dispatcher now, and she’s got a HARD crush on one moody, broody cop that they call “Rowdy”. There’s nothing Rowdy about him. In fact,  she teases him on how “straight” he is. Or does she call him a square? Either way, you get the picture. :)

“Spliff?”

“Jesus, you are a square. Joint.”

“I know what a damn spliff is. And before you ask, no, I never did anything like that. How the hell did an ex-car thief, spliff-smoker become a dispatcher for the police?”

“Michelle isn’t my real name.” It was a half-truth.

He looked me over before he turned back to look above us. “I knew you were wild.”

“I’m not wild. I’m cultured.”

“You’re a dope smoking car thief.” I knew he was playing with me, though his tone was anything but.

“I’ve only stolen two cars— both classics— and I promise you it was worth it. So was the spliff.”

“You are trouble.”

“I was. I really was.”

Rowdy’s not interested. She’s too forward, too bold, too mouthy, and especially too “eager”. Mind you, he thinks she’s plenty hot, so that = too much temptation.

Thirteen years as a cop and not once had I ever thought about breaking my personal rule. Five minutes with her and I was convinced the rule was more of a punishment than a saving grace.

He doesn’t mess around where he works, and she’s just too close, so that’s a BIG FAT NO.

She’d been openly flirtatious, but I kept it friendly. I thought she was beautiful when I met her, but I had to shut it down. I never dipped my cock anywhere near my job. It was sacrilegious, and she’d been my greatest temptation so far.

And as confident and unabashed as she is, that hurts.

So, he didn’t date. Clearly he’d gotten mixed signals from me because that wasn’t exactly the one I’d given him. In fact, I was pretty sure I’d tractor-beamed “I want your hard handyman for a service call” with every flirtation. I didn’t get the hold up, and he apparently didn’t think a grown woman could handle a tryst with a coworker.

Whatever.

So when she finally is just starting to get over her crush, and decides she’s getting back on the saddle with someone else (at least temporarily), Rowdy *ahem* “c**kblocks” her, well, things get heated. Yep. THAT kind of heated.

“Rowdy, I’ll clue you in because we seem to have a communication problem.” I gave him the come here finger. He leaned over slightly as I whispered, “I’m not looking for friendly conversation tonight. Unless you are sushi or an orgasm, you aren’t on the menu.”

But then he thinks to himself… as long as it’s just private fun and nothing more, it can’t mess with his career and principles, right?

“I said dating won’t happen. And now that I know what you’re looking for, it’s a game changer.”

*snort* Okay. You keep telling yourself that Rowdy. And WE’LL enjoy the read.

And boy did I. Yes, it was exceptionally detailed, and he was exceptionally exciting, yet… “ONLY IN BOOKS” would I accept that, with how he spoke and treated her during the heated moments. But I can’t help it when I say… WHOOOOOOOOO HOT and HOLY MOLY he did NOT just say that?!!!!!!

*waggles eyebrows*

Yeah. I loved it. It had humor, it had an incredible cast of characters and interesting “side-stories” that had my heart (in good and bad ways) and this book gave us an excellent look into the life of a police officer, today (in many of the silly-sweet, super-scary and heartbreaking moments). It’s steamy, but best of all, it’s EXTREME emotion (and not just the sappy kind). It was the range of “feels” that kept me connected and not just reading it. Devouring it.

This was not just the bang, my friends. It’s the WHOLE SHEBANG.

The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just have to find the ones worth suffering for. — Bob Marley.

4.5 stars!

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I have a gorgeous new cover for TINGED (the 3rd book in the Electric Tunnel Series). It’s going to release in May and oh boy is this cover steamy-sweeeeet!!! I LOVE it! And I love the blurb even more.

This sounds like it has intensity-potential, and there’s nothing better (for me anyway) than a love story about a girl in danger, and that one hero that will protect her. And in this case, he’s a bouncer. ;)

Lynx fled the Vegas Underground for Miami, desperate to uncover certain secrets of her past when she goes rogue in a dangerous world.

Michael Anthony Wind shed his pretty-boy upbringing and family legacy for his first job as a bouncer at the Electric Tunnel. Now successful in his own right, he’s only missing his woman.

When she’s finally found, Lynx is broken, unsure if she can be put back together. Mike may be strong, but is he strong enough for the job?

Their story isn’t beautiful or safe, but it’s theirs.

It’s only up for preorder here: https://itun.es/us/sskjjb.l

But here it is on Goodreads, too!

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Happy Friday everyone! We found some book-goodies, but first, I wanna tell about a good one (at least… so far).  I’m halfway through a K. Larsen thriller that’s not out YET (“The Tutor”), but I’m certainly in!! Dark psych-thriller and she’s been held captive (although at first, she doesn’t realize it). Ohhhh it’s going to get sinister. OR!! It’s going to hurt my heart (good ol’ Stockholm Syndrome).

But one thing’s for sure, I have NO clue where it’s going to take me, and I’m hoping this author’s penchant for twisty shocking reveals will reveal another jaw-dropper! I’ll keep you posted (but of course, spoiler-free, that is). ;)

Maryse: I want to announce that I’m reading a K. Larsen book that isn’t out yet called The Tutor and it’s DARK. YAY ME!!!!!! In bed already, reading, with a lemon drop martini. This is the life!

Jan: Maryse, you’re in bed with your tutor and a lemon drop martini. Nice. Enjoy!

Nay: Oooh, just put The Tutor on my tbr! No release date yet, darn it! But I love the trigger warning: “Trigger warning: all of them. This will not elicit warm fuzzy feelings”

Amy: *adds new K. Larsen book to list* I’ll NEVER turn down a chance to read one of her books!!! :D

But in the meantime…

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!):

  • Revelry by Kandi Steiner <— MOODY NEW NEIGHBOR ALERT & IT JUST WENT LIVE!!! She’s newly divorced and taking some time away, and has a new brooding UNINTERESTED neighbor… “A broody neighbor with nice arms, a strange reputation, and absolutely no interest in her. Anderson Black is perfectly fine being lost. He doesn’t care about the town’s new resident — he’s too busy fighting his own demons. But when he’s brought face to face with Wren, he can see her still-fresh wounds from a mile away...”
Nancy: I Loved this Book!!
  • Trophy Wife by Alessandra Torre <— ALESSANDRA TORRE ALERT!He wanted a perfect polite sex toy. Turns out, that roles doesn’t really work for me.” Tee hee!!! If this tiny teaser doesn’t titillate you, I don’t know what will. ;) I one-clicked it. That’s EXACTLY what I want to read. P.S. It’s bargain priced (to sweeten the pot). And Jessica is as excited as I am about it!

Jessica: I just one-clicked Alessandra’s TROPHY WIFE. I love the taboo trope, and anything with a so-wrong-it’s-right contract in it is my catnip these days. I already stayed up way too late plowing through half of it last night, and now I’m *almost* looking forward to going to the gym today because I get to keep reading it on the elliptical. Thanks for the great blog post!

Maryse: YAY JESSICA!!! I second every thing you just said. Except about the gym. I just… no. *snort* :P

  • Red Water by Kristen Mae <— LIVE!!! PSYCH-THRILLER/HORROR ALERT!!!! Ooooh this one just went LIVE and looks interesting (and has some AMAZING sounding reviews)… listed as “thriller/horror” (sounds like a psych-thriller to me!!) She just started college and considers her tiny dorm an upgrade from where she was living… “…when her new love interest begins to reveal his more unsavory appetites, Malory finds herself a hapless participant in sick games that force her to confront her nasty inner demons. As the game intensifies, so do the whispers in Malory’s head…
  • Partly Pumping by Victoria Devino <— HE TOOK HALF HER HEART & THIS IS HER LOVE STORY… “…yes, you will read about him, and I will talk about him a lot. And you will picture him in your mind. You will try to put together characteristics of him. But, they will never be accurate. Because, I cant even do that. Time makes you forget all of the most important details. Time creates you to forget – until you need to remember again. My name is Ann Marie. This is my story about love. And it is now time for me to remember. I am going to try and remember it all...” and Allie recommends it!
Allie: You should review Partly Pumping, by Victoria Devino! Its on Amazon and I am obsessed. Such steamy scenes, but it is so empowering with a strong female voice. This reminded me of it a little…awesome.
  • How We Fall by Melissa Toppen <— LIVE!!! BEST FRIENDS SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!…Cole wasn’t just my childhood best friend- the boy who knew me better than anyone else in the whole world. He was also my first love- a part of my very core. When a tragic death brings us face to face again after six years, every single memory comes rushing to the surface. Only this is not the boy I fell in love with all those years ago. The man before me is hardened, intimidating, and so damn sexy I practically melt when those dark eyes meet mine for the first time in six years...”
  • Blood Of A Rebel (Black Rebel Riders’ MC Book 9) by Glenna Maynard <— LIVE!! BIKER BOOK ALERT!!
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo <— FANTASY ROMANCE THRILLER ALERT! One of our favorite authors LOVED this one, and now bev is reading it and seems to be loving it too (mind you, it’s been hit-or-miss amongst our crew for a few that can’t get into it, but maybe it’s a mood thing? I’m dying to know ’cause it looks so good.

Suzanne: Six of Crows is still echoing in my head. Smart. Exciting. Suspenseful. A hint of swoon. Everything that could go wrong, went wrong. You thought you had it figured out and then—WRONG! It gave me a total panic attack. Loved it.

bev: I’m also reading Six of Crows. It’s delightful. So much fun.

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella <— SO FUNNY ALERT!! Cait can’t stop laughing and she’s driving everyone around her crazy! ;)

Jean: Hey guys, a book I’ve been waiting to go on sale finally did! Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella. I know I heard of this book on here somewhere a long time ago! Another of hers, Remember Me?, is also on sale!

Cait: On Jean’s comment about the Sophie Kinsella book sale I bought can you keep a secret and honestly haven’t stopped laughing! My family are ready to throw something at me! Thanks Jean

Maryse: Yay!! Thank you Jean. I don’t have “Remember Me?” :D !!!!

  • Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella <— SHE LOST HER MEMORY & REALIZES SHE’S NOW LIVING THE LIFE!!! One click of happiness!!! :D “Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she’s about to find out just how much things have changed. Somehow Lexi went from a twenty-five-year-old working girl to a corporate big shot with a sleek new loft, a personal assistant, a carb-free diet, and a set of glamorous new friends. And who is this gorgeous husband—who also happens to be a multimillionaire? With her mind still stuck three years in reverse, Lexi greets this brave new world determined to be the person she…well, seems to be. That is, until an adorably disheveled architect drops the biggest bombshell of all.” Mine!!! :D
  • Semi-Broken (Harper Hall Investigations Book 4) by Isabel Jordan <— PARANORMAL ALERT!! Laura found us this one!!
Laura: Isabel Jordan’s “Semi-Broken” (Harper Hall Investigations Book 4) was released today. This is literally the only book that could coax me out of my book hangover after reading “Never Sweeter: A Dark Obsession Novel” by Charlotte Stein.
  • Accidentally on Purpose: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel by Jill Shalvis <— JILL SHALVIS SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT! Tee hee! This one looks like fun!! I love it when “friends” sabotage potential dates. ;) “As far as Archer’s concerned, nobody is good enough for Elle. But when he sets out to prove it by sabotaging her dates, she gets mad—and things get hot as hell. Now Archer has a new mission: prove to Elle that her perfect man has been here all along…
  • Commitment by Nia Forrester <— SOUNDS FORBIDDENY!!!! HE’S A FAMOUS RAPPER & THEY CAN’T STAY AWAY FROM EACH OTHER……what’s worse, while he’s never committed to any woman before, she’s committed to someone else. Still, they can’t stay away from each other…“ Jan tells us WE MUST READ THIS SERIES!!!

Jan: I started reading this back in March but took a break cos I was nervous about the angst coming :-/ Now I’ve started again from the start. I’m determined I’m going to get through it this time. I LOVE the rest of this series. And I LOVE the h and H of this one, Riley and Shawn. Just, Shawn, don’t do it!!! Noooooo!!!!!! Don’t break her heart! (and my heart). (But I already know from the other books that all will eventually end well. It’s just the pain and angst of the journey!)*shouts out* Everyone should read this series!!

  • Sempre by J.M. Darhower <— OLDIE BUT GOODIE MAFIA ROMANCE ALERT!! And Kathy FINALLY just read it!
Kathy: I just finished Sempre by J.M. Darhower. I am so embarrassed to say that I bought it in 2013 and FINALLY read it!! It was so good. I couldn’t sleep last night as I stopped with 80% read and wanted to see how it ended. I can’t wait to start Sempre Redemption. It makes me wonder how many treasures are just sitting on my Kindle waiting to be read!!
  • The Hot Shot by Kristen Callahan <— KRISTEN CALLIHAN’S LATEST SPORTS STAR RELEASE… SHE’S A PRICKLY PHOTOGRAPHER & BECOMES HIS ROOMMATE ALERT!!! And Kandace LOVES IT!!

Kandace: I’m reading The Hot Shot and it’s giving me beautiful butterflies. I think it’s going to be one of my favs of the year.

Jean: The Hot Shot (just read The Game Plan (Game On Series Book 3) so really looking forward to Finn’s story!)

  • The Last Girl (The Dominion Trilogy Book 1) by Joe Hart <— DYSTOPIAN THRILLER ALERT!!!! Fabi is reading this one, that I can’t wait to start. It’s a complete trilogy, and I have the first two books!!! YAY ME!!!!
Fabi: Maryse, I can’t put it down. I stayed up late reading. I got up early to read. Then I took a two hour lunch reading (oops). It’s dystopian with a bit of apocalypse and a dollop of thriller. It’s kept me on the edge of my seat so definitely working up to a 5 star for me.
  • The Brave Line by Kate Stewart <— I LOVE THIS AUTHOR & I totally one-clicked her latest release (it’s super-bargain priced!!). MINE MINE MINE!!! A dispatcher starting over… and a COP!!! YAY ME!!!! “…Fueled by a new career as a dispatcher, she’s determined not to let her scars weigh her down. She apologizes for nothing, especially her insatiable need for a certain police officer...”
  • Tyler (Riding Hard Book 4) by Jennifer Ashley <— LIVE!!! SEXY WESTERN BY JENNIFER ASHLEY ALERT!!!
  • White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements Book 1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout <— JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT LOVE TRIANGLE ALERT THAT MIGHT MAKE YOU FALL FOR BOTH OF THEM!!! Amy found us this one on super-sale!
Amy: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer Armentrout (first book in the Dark Elements trilogy)… right now! Total feels from all the YA PNR/UF books of a few years ago. I still can’t believe how she made me fall equally for both Zayne and Roth. I was thrilled with who she chose but oh, my heart…seeing the other guy have to walk away HURT.
  • Fix You (Second Chances Book 1) by Mari Carr <— LIVE!!! HER BEST FRIEND IS A ROCK STAR & SHE’S IN LOVE WITH HIM ALERT!! “...This New Year’s Eve heralds the year she’s going to tell Rob the truth. Even if he is on the road, reaching for musical stardom with his band. Her plan is derailed when she discovers a lump in her breast—and it’s not “nothing to worry about”…
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard <— HUGE HIT FANTASY ROMANCE/THRILLER ALERT! She has a power she didn’t know about until now…Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons...” So many in our crew went crazy for this one, and now MichelleS is LOVING it, too!

MichelleS: I decided what the heck, I’ll download sample of Red Queen. Totally hooked. Finally some good writing!!!

Tessa: *squee* Yeah, MichelleS! I hope you enjoy it. *fingers crossed*

Robyn: Michelle S….the Red Queen was such a good book. I’ve read the whole series and am waiting for the next book to come out. You won’t be disappointed! I also bought all the books in hardback from Costco a couple months ago. I scored,the lottery on that one!

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 all of your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!
  • F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher <— HE’S DATING HER BEST FRIEND ALERT!!! Ashley recommends it in audiobook! “I absolutely loved F*ck Love. I read the book once but have listened to the audiobook 3 or 4 times, it’s one that I keep going back to.”
  • Bright Side by Kim Holden <— AWESOME TEAR-JERKER ALERT!!! And Nay recommends THIS one in audiobook! Since many of you got the Kindle version at a super-bargain price, it’s exceptionally well priced as an audiobook also, if you use Amazon’s Whipsersync feature. ;)
Nay: the Brightside audiobook is FABULOUS!!

                       

 

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YES!!!! I think I’ve read this one! Lauren read one of our recent reader questions, and it reminded her of a book SHE’S looking for. Her description of it makes me think of a Kristen Ashley book (Motorcycle Man & Sweet Dreams comes to mind for me). But maybe that’s not it?

She asks:

This got me searching my library for a book I read a while back…..the h’s ex-wife is constantly calling him to come over, saying the kids are sick or crying for him, that she needs groceries, that something needs fixing in the house, or the kids are begging for a bedtime story from him, etc.

He always goes because he’s a good father but the ex won’t let him bring the heroine so the h & h fight about it constantly….he sees that he’s being manipulated but won’t “rock the boat” because he’s afraid she’ll take his visitation away.

The ex-wife comes & goes in & out of the h & h’s house all of the time.

I can’t remember the book!!! I’m still looking but it’s driving me crazy.

Anyone know this one?

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Book temptation is hard on us! We can’t help it!!

Tee hee!!! Lisa’s confession makes me laugh, ’cause I’m kind of the same way (although my book-hoarding kicks in hard, just like Lisa’s ;) but mine is for fantasy books – I’ll explain later). But for some of you that might not know the terms she’s referring to, they’re made-up terms by our crew here to distinguish between certain genres.

So here’s a little hint to help you understand what she means for when you read her confession:

“Death Club books” are the books that some of us (so MANY of us) love even though an important character might… die. Okay, or, I’ll just come right out and say it. Dies. Most definitely (although we try to avoid saying that, since we don’t like to spoil books). But once it becomes known (or some INSIST on the spoiler), it becomes a part of the unofficial “death club” list. Obviously, I haven’t made that list (not officially) since that would be… wayyyyyyy tooooo spoilerish. ;)

Marmy books are those that have a crazy twist, or jaw-dropping ending, or a throw-your-kindle across the room type of moment that you’ll never forget, and might actually tear your heart out, and that MIGHT turn off some readers that are looking for a more… light-hearted or promised “HEA type” of book. BUT BUT BUT!!! They could VERY WELL have an HEA. Just that the journey there is a train-wreck of “Marmyness” (P.S. Marmy comes from mixing the names Maryse & Amy (Marmy) because we both tend to lose our minds and our hearts, over the same CRAZY stories).

And Lisa has an issue with those. She says:

Lisa: Book confessions. I love it.

My most ridiculous book habit (I have a few) would be buying the the crazy Marmy’s and death books I know damn well Im too chicken-sh!t to read and then filing them in my Pandora Box file on my kindle.

Never to open them. Its fear of missing out. And a waste of funds.

Oh. And I sniff books.

What books do you one click that you can’t help but collect, but suspect you might never read?

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HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!! Can I tempt you with some of these heavy-hitters? Oh I don’t even have to try… there are some SERIOUS favorite authors on this list!!! Tara Brown, Denise Grover-Swank, Tijan, Kristen Callahan, K. Bromberg, K. Webster, Emma Hart, Kendall Ryan, Tillie Cole…. the list goes on and on and on (and ON… because I found some new-to-mes that have me just as excited). You bet I highlighted them! :D

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!!! ALESSANDRA TORRE’S LATEST IS LIVE TOO! Trophy Wife (it’s a re-release of sorts but way updated!) —->

What gave me a blurb jolt from this list? EASY! Lost in La La Land (Tara Brown’s latest with a machine that can allow you into your fantasy of becoming a part of your favorite book. But there’s a problem… Eeeeeeeep!!! I have a feeling this one will be awesome!), The Hot Shot (she’s his new roommate and she’s not his type and yet…), What’s Become of Her (psych-thriller!!! The new love of her life might not be all that he seems… or MORE than he seems ;) Or is she paranoid?), One Kiss (her one night stand ends up being the absent father of the student she’s tutoring!!), Mixed Up (she needs a chef and hires a Michelin starred chef/her brother’s best friend and she HATES him!! Tee hee!!!!), The House Mate (overworked single father and his new nanny that lives with him), The Player (super famous, injured baseball player, and SHE has to help him), Damnable Grace (the bad-ass biker and the sheltered captive from the cult), The Shatterproof Heart (she’s a killer and HE just kidnapped her… and she’s thrilled!). Ruh roh. ;) Lots of fun reading here, and I even skipped over a few new releases that I want to read, because I have to catch up on the series first.

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

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 all of your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!
  1. The Thing About Love: FBI/US Attorney Series, Book 7 by Julie James
  2. No Bad Days: A Fisher Brothers Novel by J. Sterling
  3. The Cad and the Co-Ed: Rugby, Book 3 by Penny Reid & L.H. Cosway
  4. The Player and the Pixie: Rugby, Volume 2 by Penny Reid & L.H. Cosway
  5. Finding Gideon by Eric Jerome Dickey
  6. Goddess of the Sea by P.C. Cast
     

 

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!):

  • Fallen Crest Home (Fallen Crest Series Book 6) by Tijan <— LIVE YESTERDAY!!!! TIJAN ALERT (in case you missed it)!! She’s a HUGE FAVORITE here! Okay so… she was going back home to see her mother… “I avoided her for a year and a half, but I couldn’t hide anymore. Mason had an internship in Fallen Crest, so we headed back for the summer. And when we got there—no one was prepared for what happened.” P.S. Here’s the series reading order.

Nay: Wow! Is the Fallen Crest series *that* good?? I haven’t read any of them, but have them all, I think, except for today’s release.

Amy: Yep Nay, for us Fallen Crest is THAT good. I read the first (Fallen Crest High) years ago when it was the only one out and had the original cover and LOVED it, then I came here and found out others loved it just as much, and I was thrilled. It’s one of the very few I have followed and kept up with over the years, and I love, love, LOVE Sam, Mason, and Logan. LOVE THEM. The writing improved as the series went on (even from the first book to the second book), and it has been great to see the growth in that area for Tijan.

  • An Exaltation of Larks by Suanna Laqueur <— WE 5-STAR LOVED IT and now MichelleS finally read it and LOVED it like we did!

MichelleS: I finally read Exaltation of Larks. OMG!!! You guys were so right. It was awesome. % stars. Loved it. Can’t wait for the new follow up book. It was my “Pick for Me” book, but I guess it could also count as my April Challenge (read a book everyone has read except for you) book? Can I count it as both? LOL. Now I need to reconsider Fish Tales, because it’s the same author!!! Certainly it must be equally as amazing? Why did I not go pat the sample from Kindle?? Huh huh? Someone tell me it’s as good as Larks.

R: It’s better MichelleS! Just totally and completely different. I have it in my car on audio a (*read* it first though) and whenever I go anywhere, it’s on. I JUST came home from the store and didn’t want to get out of the car because I couldn’t stop listening to it.

Michele: I have never posted on here before (so you’re pulling me out of lurking status) and I have not read Exaltation of Larks yet – – it’s sitting in my TBR- – but I have to tell you Fish Tales was amazing!

Nay: Read Fish Tales, MichelleS!!! SOOO good!!

Fabi: MichelleS, I agree with the others, Fish tales is even better than Larks. TBH Michelle, I only read the first one. You know I prefer male POV and the 2nd book is the story in “her” pov.

R: Hold up!!! MichelleS, you **really** should read book 2 to get the FULL effect. It’s a freaking awesome book by itself, and no, there isn’t a CH, BUT, book two is what takes it from being an awesome book to a masterpiece. It fills in all the blanks, even the ones you didn’t know were there.

Joy: I just finished reading An Exaltation of Larks! Best Book Ever!!! It took me on such an emotional rollercoaster. I feel so empty inside, now that I’ve completed the book. The writing is phenomenal. I literally felt like I was a character in this book, experiencing every part of it as if I were talking to Jav, Alex, Val, Trelawney, Roger, Deane or Ari. I want more. …This book has left me with such a book hangover, that I can’t get into a new book because I’m so hungover. Thank you for recommending this book.

Jodie: It has fantasy, action, romance, Greek Gods, awesome characters and a fantastic storyline.

MichelleS: She is a great heroine. Strong. Super snarky. A total bad @$$. It is Golden Dynasty meets Percy Jackson meets Throne of Glass. Seriously.

Fabi: I’m rereading Red Rising before starting Golden Son too. It was a 5 star for me the first time and amazingly it’s even better the second time. There are so many quotes I want to save from this book. Pierce Brown is a genius. He became an auto buy for me with his very first book.

Michelle: Hey yeah Fabi Red Rising is fantastic! I tore through half of it last night and cannot wait to get home like I literally have to talk myself out of sneak reading it today!

  • Undeniable: Dom & Gigi (Beg For It Book 5) by Callie Harper <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!! “They haven’t seen each other for four years. He’s been serving in the Special Forces. She’s finished college. They’ve had time to move on. Neither one has…” (and it’s super-bargain priced!)
     

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN

  1. Lost in La La Land by Tara Brown <— TARA BROWN ALERT!! OOOOOOH this sounds SO AMAZING!!!! A machine that can transport you into your favorite book but there’s a HUGE but!!!That’s the sales pitch for Dr. Emma Hartley’s dream machine, Lucid Fantasies. The fantastical machine transports people into their favorite novels or movies, for a day. It allows them to live as their beloved characters did, savoring the slow kisses, frightening vampires, or magic as if it were real. Letting them forget their worries and get lost in a world of fiction. But that wasn’t why it was created. The dark purpose of it lies within Dr. Hartley herself. A secret, a flaw in the machine. One that she keeps hidden away...”
  2. A Dragon’s Desire (Dragons Book 2) by Tina Glasneck
  3. Long and Lost (The Bewitching Hour Book 3) by Mallory` Crowe
  4. In the Presence of Knowing (Secrets of Windy Springs Book 1) by Valarie Savage Kinney
  5. The Drowned Tower (Heartstone) by Nicholas Rinth
  6. Fallen by P.J. Fox
  7. The Unlikeable Demon Hunter (Nava Katz Book 1) by Deborah Wilde
  8. The Turquoise Bones by Steven R. Brandt
  9. Burning Gold (The Bewitching Hour Book 2) by Mallory Crowe
  10. Love’s Nest (Wolves of Aurora Book 2) by Marisa Chenery
  11. Veiled Menace (Veiled Magic) by Deborah Blake
  12. Fairy Bite (Dragons of Wendal Book 3) by Maria Schneider
  13. The BEAR Gene: A Gripping Paranormal Romance (WereGenes Book 2) by Amira Rain
  14. Fractured Silence (Talon Pack Book 5) by Carrie Ann Ryan
  15. Forbidden Desire (Lee County Wolves Series) Book #3 by Teresa Gabelman
  16. Expiation – The Whisper of Death: (The Touched Paranormal Angel Romance Series, Book 4). (A Gothic Romance Based On A Norwegian Legend.) by Elisa S. Amore
  17. Stone Lover: A Gargoyle Shifter Paranormal Romance (Warriors of Stone Book 1) by Emma Alisyn
  18. Lure of the Dragon (Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 1) by Anna Lowe
  19. Dark Alpha’s Lover (Reapers) by Donna Grant
  20. Bohermore (The Pirate Queen Book 1) by Jennifer Rose McMahon
                   

 

CONTEMPORARY

  1. The Hot Shot by Kristen Callahan <— SHE’S NOT HIS USUAL TYPE BUT NOW SHE’S HIS ROOMMATE… “...Chess is looking for a relationship. I’ve never given a woman more than one night. But when fate leaves Chess without a home, I step up and offer her mine. We’re roommates now. Friends without benefits. But it’s getting harder to keep our hands off each other…
  2. This Isn’t Fair, Baby (War & Peace Book 6) by K. Webster <— K. WEBSTER DARK READ ALERT!!! ***This is the sixth book in the series. First five books must be read in order to fully understand this story line.*** (P.S. Here’s the series reading order)
  3. My Kind of You (A Trillium Bay Novel Book 1) by Tracy Brogan
  4. The VIP Doubles Down (Wager of Hearts Book 3) by Nancy Herkness
  5. Tempting Justice, Sons of Sydney 2 by Fiona Archer
  6. Against the Grain (Bound For Justice Book 3) by Tori Carson
  7. Beer Goggles Anthology by C.A. Harms, D. Nichole King, Evan Grace, Chelsea Camaron, Molly Mclain, Lacey Black, Cheryl Mcintyre, Shantel Tessier, A.M. Hargrove, Sunniva Dee, Terri E Laine, Alyson Santos, Alicia Rae, Jennifer Miller <— ***14 stories featuring 14 hilarious, WTF moments by your favorite, bestselling authors!*** Have you ever had too much to drink?
  8. Mixed Up by Emma Hart <— SHE HATES HER COCKY NEW CHEF ALERT!!!…Expanding my dirty cocktail bar into food was supposed to be easy, except finding a chef in my little town of Whiskey Key is anything but. Until Parker Hamilton comes home—bringing his Michelin starred chef’s hat with him. He has no work. I need someone like him in my new kitchen. There’s just one problem: I hate his cocky, filthy-mouthed, sexy-as-hell guts…
  9. A Taste for Love (For Love Series Book 1) by Cathy Padilla
  10. Curvaceous & Captivating (Big & Beautiful Book 11) by Mary E Thompson
  11. Existential (Fallen Aces MC Book 4) by Max Henry
  12. Taken: A Romance Novella by J.C. Valentine <— KIDNAPPED ALERT!! While she was shopping……Taken. Two men, one a brute and the other an enigma. A cabin in the woods. One dangerous agenda. Blindfolded and held captive, Elise’s mundane existence just got a whole lot more interesting. Thrust into the unknown, held prisoner by a man with rough hands and a gentle voice, she’s faced with her own demise while struggling against a growing desire for the unacceptable—her captor...”
  13. Interlude (FourMain Book 1) by Kay Halliday
  14. The Bewitching Hour by Mallory Crowe
  15. Chasing Wicked (The Mitchell Brothers – Wicked Series Book 1) by Kathryn L James
  16. Trailer Trash (Neely Kate Mystery Book 1) by Denise Grover Swank <— SPINOFF OF THE ROSE GARDENER SERIES!Growing up with an abusive, drug addicted mother taught Neely Kate to play the game—to be whoever she needs to be in whatever situation she finds herself in. But thanks to her best friend, Rose, she’s discovered she mostly prefers being herself. For the first time in her life, she has a lot to lose...”
  17. Genny’s Ballad (The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series Book 5) by Becki Willis
  18. Whole Again (Hometown Hero’s Book 1) by Colleen S. Myers
  19. Black Hills Legacy: The Inheritance (Black Hills Rendezvous Book 10) by Debra Salonen
  20. Rock Wild (Rock Candy Book 3) by Virna DePaul <— ROCK STAR ALERT!!Baker Aimee Bodine knows what she wants, and it’s not a musician. But when a sexy bass-playing stranger ends up staying in the same boarding house for the summer, she throws caution away for a no-strings fling. Too bad her emotions keep getting in the way. Soon, Aimee begins to believe that temporary passion just might turns into the love of a lifetime. Then she learns the truth about her past and who Corbin really is…
  21. Revealing You (The Dock Series Book 2) by S.T. Heller
  22. Coming Together: Welcome to Carson, Book Two by Renee Harless
  23. Three Things by Melissa Shirley
  24. Forgotten (Deep Connection Novel, A) by Sierra Kincade
  25. What’s Become of Her: A Novel by Deb Caletti <— PSYCH THRILLER ALERT!! SHE MEETS A NEW MAN AFTER HER DIVORCE…Feeling lost, Isabelle is also struggling with a recent divorce and wondering if she’ll ever come into her own. Then her life takes a surprising turn: The mysterious Henry North arrives on Parrish Island, steps off a seaplane, and changes Isabelle’s world forever. From the beginning, their relationship is heady and intense—then Isabelle learns of Henry’s disturbing past, involving the death of a fiancée and the disappearance of a wife. Suddenly Isabelle is caught between love and suspicion, paranoia and passion…
  26. Missing the Point (A Chandler County Novel) by PJ Fiala
  27. One Kiss (One & Only Book 2) by Christie Ridgway <— ONE NIGHT STAND DISASTER!!!…when morning comes, her handsome stranger doesn’t disappear from her life as she’d assumed. Instead, hours later she discovers he’s the man who signs her paychecks—the absent father of the teen she tutors full-time…
  28. Blocking the Bride by Sandra Sookoo
  29. Provocative (White Lies Duet Book 2) by Lisa Renee Jones <— LISA RENEE JONES ALERT!! THIS IS ACTUALLY BOOK #1 (not book #2 – not sure why Amazon has it listed that way…) “…she believes I was a stranger to her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her. But that changes nothing. It doesn’t change why I came for her…
  30. For the Love of Katie (The Katie Chronicles Book 2) by Erica Lucke Dean
  31. A Charmed Little Lie (Charmed in Texas) by Sharla Lovelace
  32. Life After: A Novel by Katie Ganshert
  33. The House Mate by Kendall Ryan <— KENDALL RYAN ALERT!!! HE’S A SUCCESSFUL SINGLE FATHER BUT... “…adulting has come at the expense of his personal life. His social skills are sh!t, his patience is shot, and at times, his temper runs hot. The last thing he has time for is the recently single, too gorgeous for her own good young woman he hires to take care of his little girl. She’s a distraction he doesn’t need…
  34. Charmed by Charlie by Amanda Uhl
  35. Crash (Band Nerd Book 3) by Danica Avet
  36. Going Nowhere Fast by Kati Wilde <— HER BEST FRIEND’S BROTHER HATES HER ALERT!!Bram may be ridiculously sexy, but he’s made no effort to hide how he feels about Aspen—that she’s trash who’s no good for his sister. But Aspen is determined to get along with the uptight millionaire—and to keep her promise, concealing a secret about his sister that Bram can never know…
  37. One Last Risk (Oak Grove Series book 1) by Nancy Stopper
  38. The Shadow Sister: Book Three (The Seven Sisters 3) by Lucinda Riley
  39. Royal Affair: A Royals in Exile Novel by Marquita Valentine <— “A sheltered princess goes wild—and makes the best mistake of her life—when she falls for a roguish reporter…”
  40. Here Without You by Jennifer L. Allen
  41. Revive by Mary Wasowski
  42. The Thing About Love by Julie James <— THEY’RE STUCK WORKING TOGETHER…FBI agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have a past. The former lawyer and cocky Army Ranger clashed during their training at Quantico and gladly went their separate ways after graduating from the Academy. Six years later, the last thing either of them expects is to be assigned to work as partners in a high-profile undercover sting…
  43. Gaining Maisy by Summer Graystone
  44. Retreat Again (The Retreat Series Book 2) by Christina Benjamin
  45. Finding Gideon (Gideon Series) by Eric Jerome Dickey
  46. Dusk until Dawn (One Night in South Beach) by Andie J. Christopher
  47. The Player (The Player Duet Book 1) by K. Bromberg <— K. BROMBERG’S LATEST IS LIVE!!!! BASEBALL STAR IS INJURED… and SHE is his physical therapist!…when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in the renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee his recovery. Except it’s not Doc who greets Easton for his first session, but rather his daughter, Scout. She may be feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous, but Easton is left questioning whether she has what it takes to help him…
  48. How To Pleasure A Playboy: A Rich List Romance by Talia Hunter
  49. Burning with Desire (Men of Marietta Book 5) by Patricia W. Fischer
  50. Hearts on the Run (Wolf Creek Series Book 2) by Annie J. Kribs
  51. Low Blow (Shots On Goal Standalone Series Book 4) by Kristen Hope Mazzola <— HE’S A FIGHTER THAT SURVIVED A HEART TRANSPLANT…After getting a heart transplant, I knew that I could never take life or my talents for granted – I was going to be the best of the best. Boxing consumed my life and I was on track for greatness. Everything was perfect until I woke up one morning, ten years after my surgery with an overwhelming need to meet her – the girl whose father’s heart beat in my chest...”
  52. Hot Tango (Good Guys Wear Black Book 1) by Sidney Bristol
  53. Cowgirl Rescue (Selkirk Family Ranch Book 3) by Irene Vartanoff
  54. Letting Love Go (Damaged Heart Series Book 1) by Katharina LeBoeuf
  55. Love 2.0 (A Cates Brothers Book) by Lee Kilraine
  56. Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen Book 5) by by Tillie Cole<— BIKER BOOK & SHE’S LIVE IN A CULT ALL HER LIFE… “…Phebe is taken from the doomed cult by Meister, the notorious leader of the Aryan Brotherhood.  Taken as his possession. Taken to be the woman who will obey his every sexual demand.  Under his heavy hand, Phebe finds herself in a place much worse than she could ever have imagined… with absolutely no one to help. And no glimpse of hope...”
  57. Zone of Action: A Career Soldier Military Romance by Tawdra Kandle
  58. Impressions of Me (The Impressions Series Book 2) by Christopher Harlan
  59. Tempting the Boss, Obsessed: An Erotic Office Story by Ruby Carew and Opal Carew
  60. Wild Burn by Edie Harris <— HISTORICAL!! HE’S A BOUNTY HUNTER ALERT!! “Ex-nun Moira Tully has been working with John White Horse for months to help integrate a band of Cheyenne with the local townsfolk. Now he’s hurt, and she’s been caught in the crossfire. There’s only one man to blame for her simmering anger and the inexplicable attraction that tilts her heart on its axis: Del…
  61. Paper Fools (Hearts and Arrows Book 1) by Staci Hart <— LIVE!!! ROCK STAR ALERT!! “…The second she meets him, she knows her heart is in danger. She’s convinced it’s only attraction that has her hung up on the dark, quiet lead singer, but with every day that passes, she knows it’s more. It’s just that she can’t put her heart on the line. She won’t — love has never been worth the sacrifice. If only they knew they were just pawns in a much bigger game…” (this is a re-release. The author indicates: “*Formerly titled Deer in Headlights, Paper Fools has been rewritten and reedited for your enjoyment.*”
  62. Solace Island (Solace Series Book 1) by Sara Flynn
  63. Walk of Shame (Love Unexpectedly) by Lauren Layne
  64. Shelter the Sea (The Roosevelt Book 2) by Heidi Cullinan <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  65. The Shatterproof Heart (Sophie Shields Book 3) by Loretta Lost <— SOUNDS DARK AND AWESOME!!! SHE’S A KILLER & HE JUST KIDNAPPED HER…I have murdered everyone who tried to hurt me. Or hurt the person I love. Except for one man.  Benjamin.  He always got away. And now he’s captured me. Or so he thinks. Maybe I’ve captured him. Maybe I’m exactly where I want to be...”
                                                              

 

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!!! Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen Book 5) by TILLIE COLE JUST WENT LIVE, TOO!!! ➔➔➔➔➔➔➔➔

Okay it feels like the Easter is still on today, ’cause my “Easter Egg” book-hunt is proving quite fruitful!!! *squeeeeee!!* To me, these are the equivalent of finding all the yummy Cadbury eggs!! ;) *snort* I know some have a love-hate relationship with those, and I must say mine is ALL LOVE!!! I can’t get enough of their sweet decadent-ness.

HOLY MOLY what a Monday this is turning out to be! Take a look at all of these just went live EARLY!!!! Yep. Even that one there to the left!!! :D !!!

LIVE RIGHT NOW!!!!!

  • Fallen Crest Home (Fallen Crest Series Book 6) by Tijan <— LIVE!!!! TIJAN ALERT!! She was going back home to see her mother… “I avoided her for a year and a half, but I couldn’t hide anymore. Mason had an internship in Fallen Crest, so we headed back for the summer. And when we got there—no one was prepared for what happened.” P.S. Here’s the series reading order.

Tessa: Thank you! OMG OMG OMG, and the last one won’t be a year from now. She was sneaky and obviously was writing both of them before releasing it. … YEAH! And yeah, she’s gotta deal with that psycho. :D

Grey: I’m so excited! …I just kinda got stuck on the Fallen Crest news! Oh happy day, :lol: … Amy! *joins hands, spins around* Tessa and I are going to BR, come on, you know you wanna!!

Amy: SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

  • The House Mate by Kendall Ryan <— LIVE!!! KINDLE RYAN ALERT!!! HE’S A SUCCESSFUL SINGLE FATHER BUT... “…adulting has come at the expense of his personal life. His social skills are sh!t, his patience is shot, and at times, his temper runs hot. The last thing he has time for is the recently single, too gorgeous for her own good young woman he hires to take care of his little girl. She’s a distraction he doesn’t need…
  • The Traveller by H.J. Bellus <— LIVE!!! HE’S GOT TO GO BACK TO HIS HOMETOWN…His mom was dying and he needed to return to the place he grew up. Leaving his business behind to his best friend Cub, he set out on a long road trip back to Nashville. The endless road, his only solace as the miles ticked by. His soul in his pocket travelled aimlessly… Hart had no idea what was waiting for him back in Nashville…
  • Emergency Attraction (Love Emergency) by Samanthe Beck <— LIVE!!! HE CHOSE THE MARINES OVER HER……she has absolutely no desire to risk anything on the bad boy who broke all his promises. When a little emergency lands her at his mercy, he offers her a deal she can’t refuse. And this time, she’ll show Shane what it means to be left wanting…
  • The Player (The Player Duet Book 1) by K. Bromberg <— K. BROMBERG’S LATEST IS LIVE!!!! BASEBALL STAR IS INJURED… and SHE is his physical therapist!…when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in the renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee his recovery. Except it’s not Doc who greets Easton for his first session, but rather his daughter, Scout. She may be feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous, but Easton is left questioning whether she has what it takes to help him…
  • All I Want Is You by Candace Havens <— LIVE!!! MARRIAGE CONTRACT WITH A BIKER ALERT!!…Being caught skinny dipping is not the way ballerina Amy Powell planned to start her vacation. When the hot biker who catches her turns out to be the owner of the house she’s staying in, she’s mortified. But embarrassment soon turns to confusion and a good dose of lust when Mr. Sex on a Stick offers her the money she needs to save her brother if she’ll agree to marry him and play pretend for two months…
  • Paper Fools (Hearts and Arrows Book 1) by Staci Hart <— LIVE!!! ROCK STAR ALERT!! “…The second she meets him, she knows her heart is in danger. She’s convinced it’s only attraction that has her hung up on the dark, quiet lead singer, but with every day that passes, she knows it’s more. It’s just that she can’t put her heart on the line. She won’t — love has never been worth the sacrifice. If only they knew they were just pawns in a much bigger game…” (this is a re-release. The author indicates: “*Formerly titled Deer in Headlights, Paper Fools has been rewritten and reedited for your enjoyment.*”
  • Game Ender by BJ Harvey <— LIVE!! HE LEARNED A LESSON WITH HIS PROMISCUOUS WAYS…I made a vow to myself – and a bet with my best friend—that the next woman I sleep with will be the ‘one.’ What I will learn is that even when something happens and the games come to an end, there’s always the chance of something—or someone—crashing in and changing everything...”
  • Coping Skills (Players of Marycliff University Book 5) by Jerica MacMillan <— LIVE!! HE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE HER AGAIN… but “...when he runs into her the week before classes start, she’s subdued and carrying the obvious weight of emotional pain. Determined to help her, he becomes her refuge from the stress and grief pulling her under...”
  • A Civilized Mating (The Instinct Book 1) by Marie Harte <— LIVE!!!  SHE WAS CAPTURED…Earther Skye Jones arrives to rescue her friend from a kidnapping, knowing she’ll be throwing away her chances of a dream job on planet Ussed. But with her skills, she doesn’t anticipate being captured by a group of the lethal barbarians. Or that she’ll fall for the sexy squad leader…
  • Sticks & Stones by Rachael Brownell <— LIVE!!! SHE’S WAS BULLIED & NOW IS GOING BACK TO HER HIGHSCHOOL REUNION ALERT!!I was “that” girl, the one everyone made fun of. The outcast. Band geek. Nerd. That’s all changed, and so have I. Jane Sharp vanished into thin air years ago; I go by Reese Kennedy now. But Reese isn’t the one invited to the Meadow High School Class of 2005 reunion next month. I am. So I need a plan…

         

 

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Happy Easter everyone!!! I have a feeling it’s been a busy weekend for everyone (what with the tax weekend, and the easter eggs hunts) but the news still abounds! In fact, I made us a little list of the extra-good stuff! :D

Like…

Simon & Schuster reminds us about this show TONIGHT ON STARZ!!!!! P.S. Based on THIS BOOK: The White Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 5). OMG I LOVE THIS COVER and if I can remember right, I read that it’s the “Game of Thrones” for women. Oooooooooh I LOVE the sound of that.

“Don’t miss it! #TheWhitePrincess premieres on @SuperChannel tonight at 9:00PM EST! http://ow.ly/E5DR30aPTUU

Colleen Hoover has just announced that she had to cancel her upcoming play for her book It Ends with Us: A Novel (P.S. I LOVED this book!! In case you missed it, here’s my review). She says:

“It is with great regret and sadness that I must announce IT ENDS WITH US the play has been cancelled.
Believe me when I say this decision did not come easily and is out of our control… (you can read more here)”

Max Monroe has a new book coming out and Grey found it for us saying: “So, Max Monroe is releasing a new book on the 25th, Dr OB. I’m excited. I love them… LOL!eek Eeeeeep!!! I just looked it up and I found it!! Not on preorder yet, but we can play with the details. ;) They say:

Dr. OB will be a LIVE release on April 25, 2017.
This book is a standalone romantic comedy that is part of the St. Luke’s Docuseries Novels. And believe us, you’re going to love these guys. Especially, Will.

**Dr. OB blurb**
It’s just a docuseries about your career as an OB/GYN, they said. It won’t interrupt your life during or after filming, they said. It is a great opportunity for the hospital and your practice, they said.

Well, they—the television executives who seem intent on ruining my career and personal life with a fair number of creative liberties—lied.

Now I’m stuck dealing with the consequences of believing them. What devotion I’d hoped to earn in respect, I’ve instead received in patients flashing me seductive smiles and flirtatious winks during their exams. How’s a guy supposed to convince the most perfect woman he’s ever met that he’s not as much of an idiot in real life as he appears to be on camera?

With all of the show’s side effects taking root like parasites, it’s going to take a lot to persuade Melody Marco to be anything more than my new nurse. But I can’t get her out of my head. I want her.

Good thing I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge…
Get ready, Melody.
The doctor is in.

Tillie Cole has TWO BIG SURPRISES for us, and both are coming soon!!! In just a few days, her book “Damnable Grace” will be released (April 23rd) and is a part of her Hades Hangmen series (not up for preorder yet) AND AND AND!!!!! I Do, Babe: A Novella (Hades Hangmen) will ALSO be released April 23rd (and is already up for preorder!!). She says:

*I Do, Babe: A Novella (Hades Hangmen #5.5) is to be read AFTER Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen #5)*

Hope you love it!!!

Kristen Ashley also announces more books in her MAGDALENE SERIES, and D.G. found us the news saying: “OMG!!! OMG!!! Sqweeeeee!!! Just saw where Kristin Ashley has a third Magdalene book coming out!!! LOVE ❤️ LOVED the first two! I CAN’T WAIT!!!!” So I researched… and here’s the author’s very own sneak peek of “The Time in Between”. ;) She says:

Kristen Ashley: “Hmm…I might have sent this in final to be formatted.”

Jan: Oooh goody. I liked the Magdelene books too. Slow, drawn out, but beautiful love stories. *excitedly goes to check out latest KA news*

Dot Hutchison has a new psych-thriller release!!!! Kim found me THIS awesome news about a book #2 sequel of a book many of us buddy-read together (remember this one??!!!! The Butterfly Garden (The Collector Trilogy Book 1) <— How could we forget?!) She said: “I know Butterflies in the Garden wasn’t your absolute favorite. I gave it a solid 4. BUT, the author has a second book releasing soon.” And here it is!!!! The Roses of May (The Collector Trilogy Book 2) <— DON’T READ THE BLURB unless you’ve read book #1. ;)  P.S. Here’s my review of book #1: “The Butterfly Garden”. *shudders*

Kylie Scott released her latest cover for her upcoming novel, Chaser (Dive Bar) (she says it’s her favorite cover so far!!). He’s a bad boy player and she’s a single pregnant-about-to-be-mom…

Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she’d had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric Collins, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labour during a snow storm and her car slides on some ice, it’s Eric who comes to the rescue…

Amy Harmon has a sequel too!!!! The Queen and the Cure (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles Book 2) will be coming out in just a few weeks, and she’s released the cover and blurb!! P.S. Here’s my review of book #1 (The Bird and the Sword)

There will be a battle, and you will need to protect your heart.

Colleen Hoover released an extended scene for her “Confess” TV show…

“I’ll Love You Forever Extended | Confess Show We all needed more time with Adam and Auburn and now thanks to all of you. we have it! Check out this extended #ConfessShow scene and watch the full series on go90go90.show/confess.”

Mia Asher is tempting us!!!! She has a new book coming out called “Love Me in the Dark” (not up for preorder yet, but here’s the HOLY MOLY HOTNESS cover & blurb!!) and it’s coming out April 23rd! She teases us with…”I look at you and dare to hope.” And then THIS (OMG!!!!!):

When he touched me, my body sang–
my soul came alive.

But I belonged to another man,
and he didn’t want to let me go.

Kim Holden‘s Bright Side is super-bargain priced right now. And I must insist!!!!!!!!! In case you haven’t read it yet and haven’t discovered what all the fuss is about, this INCREDIBLE tear-jerker is one I think you should read it now!! (P.S. Here’s my review)

      

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