<— SATURDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!! LOOK WHAT JUST WENT LIVE TODAY! Unsuitable by Samantha Towle!! SHE’S DESPERATE TO REBUILD HER LIFE & BECOMES THEIR MAID… (and he’s a big JERK).

“Desperate to rebuild her life and show the system that she is responsible enough to care for Jesse, she takes on the only job available to her—working as a maid at the Matis Estate.

On day one of her new job, Daisy meets Kastor Matis, the only son of the owners and her new boss. An enigmatic, handsome Greek god of a man, Kas is closed off, cold, and…well, kind of a bastard…”

Look what else I just found for our Saturday update!

  • Beautiful Burn: A Novel (The Maddox Brothers Series Book 4) by Jamie McGuire <— HOLY. FREAKING. MOLY. Look what’s super bargain priced!!!!!!!! JAMIE MCGUIRE ALERT!!!! One of the MADDOX TWINS… “Tyler’s nomadic lifestyle makes it easy to contain his relationships to one night. When he meets Ellie at a local party during off-season, her extreme personality and dismissive attitude fascinates him at first, but as his feelings deepen, Tyler realizes that the crippling inner demons of the woman he loves might be the strongest enemy any Maddox has ever faced.”
  • Until Friday Night (A Field Party Book 1) by Abbi Glines <— YOU GUYS!! ABBI GLINES ALERT! A recent Abbi Glines book is on super-sale right now!! The blurb has me, and Cristina LOVED it (one of her BEST OF 2015 reads): “Abbi is one of my all-time favorite authors! This book was another testament to her awesome writing skills. Our h becomes mute after witnessing a horrendous tragedy and comes to live with her Aunt and Uncle. Enter the popular, good looking football player, with a secret of his own. One drunken night, he relays this secret to the one girl whom he knows won’t repeat it to anyone. It was such a beautiful story!
  • Act Like It by Lucy Parker <— FAMOUS ACTOR ALERT! BIG LOVE for this one from our fellow readers, and it’s super bargain priced today!! Bev HIGHLY recommends it!!

bev: Act Like It by Lucy Parker… I did like this book. Great chemistry, heroine, banter and flirting. No over the top angst, no ugly crying, no the mc is not a serial killer, or have split personalities. No Mauray needed because she loves too much. I’m not sorry to say.;-)

Cheryl: Finished Act Like It. Enjoyable, light-hearted read. Just what I needed for a vacation read. Thanks Bev!!

    

 

Happy Friday!!! :D I’m finishing up “The Goal (Off-Campus Book 4)“today (and shall review shortly) and then I think I’m heading right into Pretty Stolen Dolls next. I’m excited for my scary-thrill-ride to rev up my weekend, after my steamy and funny hockey player romance fun.  I LOVE this series.

But, as usual, Friday kick-starts the weekend full of new surprise releases and super deals. So whatever you’re in the mood for, I think you’ll find it below. :D

BARGAIN FINDS & 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!):

  • Silver (All That Glitters Book 5) by K.A. Linde <— LIVE!!! K.A. LINDE/HER LIFE GOAL WAS TO BE A NFL-WIFE ALERT!!!! Er… well not K.A. Linde. ;) That’s not her goal, but her heroine’s. *snort* ”Stacia Palmer had one goal in life—to become an NFL quarterback’s wife. For the past three years, she’s seduced her way through the university’s football line-up. But when she finally has a quarterback fresh off the draft, Stacia experiences a shocking change of heart...”
Tessa: Read All That Glitters Set people. It’s just good.
  • Crazy for the Boss (Crazy in Love) by Ashlee Mallory <— LIVE!!! OFFICE ROMANCE ALERT!!Playing babysitter and muse to the overindulged CEO was not what she had in mind, but with mounting debt making even a cup of coffee a luxury, Quinn’s ready to swallow her pride and get in bed with the devil. Something that, the more time she spends with the man, becomes increasingly enticing. But the stakes are too high for either of them to risk an interoffice fling…
  • Say it Louder (Tattoo Thief Book 4) by Heidi Joy Tretheway <— LIVE!!! A ROCK STAR & A RUNAWAY BOOK and it can be read as a standalone! “Dave faces an ultimatum—dump his toxic girlfriend Kristina or break up his band Tattoo Thief. But Kristina won’t go quietly. She has enough dirt to ruin each member of the band, and enough on Dave to send him to jail. This stinking, bloody threat has haunted him for years. As Dave hangs in limbo, a new star emerges: Willa, dubbed “The Parking Lot Picasso” by the modern art world. When a magazine feature catapults her to sudden fame, Dave helps her cope with the spotlight…
  • 1988: Need You Tonight (Love in the 80s: A New Adult Mix) by Rachel Higginson <— LIVE!!! RACHEL HIGGINSON ALERT! COLLEGE GIRL IN LOVE WITH ONE GUY & WISHES OTHER GUY WOULD LEAVE HER ALONE… She’s in love with a guy in a band (that she’s known since she was five) and thinks he’s the answer to her prayers, and she’s going to his concert that night, but… “Jake Turner will erase every bad memory of this year and give her the happily ever after she’s secretly always longed for. If only she could find him. And talk to him. If only she could get Troy Cameron to leave her alone. Just because they sit by each other in English 101 does not mean they’re friends. Or that she thinks he’s hot. Or that he’s exactly the guy she needs tonight…
  • The Last Kiss by Tasmina Perry <— LIVE!!! Ooooh and the blurb says: “Fans of Jojo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks will love Tasmina’s new story about lost love and second chances.“ She finds an old photograph and begins researching it with a reporter… “What they unearth isn’t just a passionate romance that restores Abby’s faith in love, but a dark secret of international importance that has been hidden for fifty years.”
  • The Leopard King (Ars Numina Book 1) by Ann Aguirre <— LIVE!! HE’S A LEOPARD KING IN EXILE, and he wants to die… but… “…his dead mate’s best friend. She’s had her heart broken too, but she never quits. With the conclave approaching, alliances with the Pine Ridge pack and Burnt Amber clans on the verge of collapse, she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to drag their leader back…”
Karen: Reading this now! I love Ann Aguirre and this one is goooood :)
  • First Kiss by Tara Brown <— LIVE!!!! I LOVE the cover and it’s a FANTASY BOOK! ”…as she plans her escape, an unlikely cold wind blows into town, bringing with it something wicked. Things crawl from the shadows with stories of a curse, a girl, and a kiss. And nothing makes sense. Because Erralynn Lake isn’t who she thinks she is. And Lakeland isn’t her real home. It fact, it might not be anyone’s real home…”
  • Passion by Jordan Silver <— BULLY BOOK ALERT!!! This one was the answer to a recent reader question that had me intrigued. And from the looks of the reviews, it seems to definitely be a “harder-to-take” read (someone mentioned a trigger warning). I haven’t heard of it until yesterday so I’m excited at the new prospect!! “…she’s in for a surprise when she meets Joshua Steele her first day of school. Josh isn’t your average high school kid, his IQ, his family’s wealth and his innate dominant personality sets him apart from all the rest and when the feisty newcomer snarls at him at first sight he sets out to show her who’s boss…
  • Neighbors (A Twin Estates Novel Book 1) by Stylo Fantome <— CRAZY ENDING that has Tessa in a tizzy bur she recommends it BIG TIME!

Tessa: Saying it now. This is book one of more.

I’m not done, but this is definitely ending on a CH. OMG, did the ball drop. Like, I knew a portion, figured it out, but OMG, the delivery and the dull details. CRAP! GUT TOMMY WRENCH WORTHY!

BTW, that end. That ending. It was perfect. It’s definitely not done. lol AND! I want to stomp on both of the men’s favorite part. Big time. UGH. Remember when I said my FLT, oh, it’s good. I’m confused. Not much angst. Love triangle-ish. THen it started to be more angst, but that end. STUPID PEOPLE! Now, to wait for number two.

Oh and if you can handle CH, huge recommendation to read Neighbors, even if it does feature people who are worthy of being strangled.

  • F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher <— TARRYN FISHER SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT! And I read and enjoyed this one, too! And here is my review!!

Leslie M: I’ve had F*ck Love on my TBR for awhile. It def does not sound “light” …..*gives side eye to Maryse & Amy* Amy, will it make me bawl me eyes out?? Your love of rip your heart out books scares me to death.

Amy: Leslie, I promise F*ck Love won’t rip your heart out. It isn’t nearly as angsty as The Opportunist, and it isn’t dark and twisty like Mud Vein or Marrow. That’s why we say it’s “light” for Tarryn Fisher. ;) It may rile you up a bit, but no ugly crying and no tummy-eating-itself feelings!

Maryse: Agreed with Amy. It’s still pure Tarryn Fisher (she goes “there” when it comes to her kind of love stories) but it’s easier on you. ;)

  • Beneath Series Volume One: Beneath This Mask, Beneath This Ink, and Beneath These Chains by Meghan March <— MEGHAN MARCH SERIES BUNDLE (super-bargain) ALERT!!! Book #5 will be coming out in just a few weeks (and it can be read as a standalone) so now we can have the previous books, at an awesome price, too! ”A tatted-up bad girl on the run falls for a former Navy fighter pilot in Beneath This Mask. Tattoo artist Constantine Leahy gets his second chance at society princess Vanessa Frost in Beneath This Ink. Party girl Elle Snyder won’t let anything stop her from scoring pawn shop owner Lord Robichaux in Beneath These Chains. But nothing will ever be the same when they look beneath…”
  • Hausfrau: A Novel by Jill Alexander Essbaum <— OR MAYBE THIS WILL BE MY NEXT READ! Because of Amy!

Amy: I’m throwing this out there again ’cause, ya know, broken record and all that. ;) Hausfrau.

She is THE anti-heroine. I was shocked and appalled by her actions. One in particular I despised. But I *never* despised her. Not once. She was a mess but I didn’t care…I loved being a voyeur into her life.

As for if she doesn’t get the guy…well, we all know *someone* always gets hurt when there is cheating going on in our books. That’s all I’m saying. ;) That ending…I’ve never reacted this way to a book, but after I read the last line I ended up walking in circles and holding my head for like 5 minutes. I’m so not kidding. I literally did that. It still makes my heart and gut clench when I think of it.

Amy: R is reading Hausfrau!!! I’ve been dying for someone, ANYONE to read it so I can see their reaction. Maybe it will just be “meh” on her part, but that book effed me up BIG TIME.

R: The reviews are divided. The people who don’t like it don’t because of the plot, kind of like Author Anonymous, but I think knowing that going in, I can read it for what it is. And the writing so far is awesome.

Amy: The part where she is crying and begging to make it all stop…OMG I was sobbing. She is a hot freaking mess of an antiheroine, but dammit I just wanted everything to work out and for her to be okay.

Amy: Holy moly, you better update here or on GR because I am going to be stalking your a$$. *snort*

  • Speaking of Amy… look what she found for us!!

“Hey guys, I found us some deals! White Trash Beautiful by Teresa Mummert, Beautiful Boss (The Beautiful Series Book 9) by Christina Lauren, Who I Am with You by Melody Anne, and All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven…

  • Tabula Rasa by Kitty Thomas <— KITTY THOMAS PSYCH-THRILLER DARK READ ALERT!!! By the blurb, I’d say it almost sounds post-apocalyptic (and Amy also found us this sale, too)! “I don’t remember how the world got this way, but my husband and I were lucky to find the deserted theme park when we did. I thought we were the only survivors, but a new man has come. Shannon. He scares me. He seems weirdly possessive of me. He’s going to take me out of the park, away from my husband and the only safety I have. I’m terrified to know what’s out there…” AND! The author explains the title:
“Tabula Rasa is pronounced: tab-you-lah rah-sahAnd the meaning of the phrase is:
1. a mind not yet affected by experiences, impressions, etc.
2. anything existing undisturbed in its original pure state.Since this is a book whose main character has amnesia, I thought it appropriate! Hope this helps. :)
  • 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 week’s!!! :D )

  1. Her Halloween Treat (Men at Work) by Tiffany Reisz  - October 1st 2016
  2. Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks - October 4th 2016
  3. Sweet Irresistible You by Lauren Blakely – October 4th 2016
  4. The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken - October 4th 2016
  5. Beautiful (The Beautiful Series Book 10) by Christina Lauren – October 4th 2016
  6. Sweetest Taboo by Julie Kenner - October 4th 2016
  7. Undead and Done: A Queen Betsy Novel by MaryJanice Davidson - October 4th 2016
  8. Code of Silence: A Spontagio Family Novel by Missy Johnson - October 4th 2016
  9. Rock Wild (New Adult Rock Star Romance) (Rock Candy Book 3) by Virna DePaul - October 4th 2016
  10. The Exposure: The Submissive Series by Tara Sue Me - October 4th 2016
  11. Wake A Sleeping Tiger: A Novel of the Breeds by Lora Leigh - October 4th 2016
  12. Undead and Done (Queen Betsy) by MaryJanice Davidson - October 4th 2016
  13. Burning Bond (Holly Woods Files, #6) by Emma Hart - October 6th 2016

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Susan has a reader question!!! And OMG this sounds like a BULLY book!!!! Pretty girl that eventually gets bullied by the popular boy… WE LOVE THOSE!!!

She asks:

Please help! Cannot remember name of a book. YA book.

It is about a high school girl starting at a new school. She’s pretty and gets noticed but ends up making enemies with a popular boy? But then they start a relationship and I think she does something to upset him so his friends and him exile her.

They remove her chair at the lunch table as a sign. It causes her to be very upset that she is not eating a lot starting to look like crap and school.

I just remember one part of it where some other guy say to her something like she used to look hot but now they wouldn’t even want to do her. The guy that’s upset with her overhears it and realizes what he’s doing and that she’s needing him to reach out to her.

What book is this? Please help me find it! I cannot remember the title or author.

Anyone have a guess?

Nancy: I feel like I’ve read every bully book and feel I have read this one? Not 100 but maybe…lovely vicious? Or Chasing After Infinity? Fear Me? If not I def want to read this one!

Jessie: Pretty sure this is Passion by Jordan Silver

Lisa K: Sounds like Passion by Jordan Silver :)

Misty: I’m thinking it’s Molly McAdams newest one Show Me How: A Thatch Novel

  

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Wild <— GOING LIVE IN JUST A FEW DAYS!!!
So… my sister came to my house and saw this cool review copy sitting on my desk. And she settled in, and devoured!! And guess what? She has a review!

P.S. I blushed through it and can’t stop laughing at  my sister’s *ahem* descriptions. ;)

P.P.S. These are ALL shifters. *waggles eyebrowslol

Review by Johanne Pearl Couturier

First story: Catch a Tiger by the Tail by Eve Langlais (3.5 stars)
Very short story, good rhythm, lots of secrets kept and a mood that feels like a Clark Gable movie.

I enjoyed the woman character. She knows what she wants and what she doesn’t want and she is the very strong type… you’ll see why at the end of the story but… talking about the end of the story, why is the?%#@&?* is the epilogue so short? Is it just a teaser for the next book? Where is the rest???? Grrr… got me a bit mad because I was not expecting this.

Now I also know there is a prequel to this anthology, by the same authors, called Growl: Werewolf/Shifter Romance. But I want to know the rest of the story!!! boo hoo hoo. Guess I’ll have to wait for the next “one word” title to come up! 

Second story: Wild Passions by Kate Douglas (4 stars)
I LOVED the second story! OK, it is a bit “cliché” again… man wants female, meets female, feels female is HIS and they have terrific sex. Well it might sound a bit “fairytalish”… but isn’t that why we love to read those books?

Who wouldn’t want a gorgeous man carrying her packs to a lovely forest cabin and wearing a hard-on as big and beautiful as his smile? And since these girls are at a bachelorette party for the week… taking advantage of a wild wolves’ reserve, to relax and have fun, well… it gives us some pretty hot moments.

I’d go to that little lodge in the mountains ANYTIME to get that kind of magic working. Relationships would be soooo simple!

Third story: Her Perfect Mates by A.C. Arthur (3.5 stars)
OK I was debating here between 3.5 stars and 4… The rhythm of this story is different from the others, a bit slower, but also a bit deeper into the psychology of the characters.

There is a lot of mysteriousness also about it and you are told, a little information at a time, as you read… since the pace was a little slower. I would put it down a few times, but always felt that I had to go back to it to know the rest, to learn more, and then BAM! The story takes a different twist, not at all what I was expecting, and it sure makes me want to read the sequel! All the ingredients are there for that.

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P.S. Thank you to the publisher for the review copy.

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Gale is looking for some ILLEGAL street racing book recommendations!! Anyone have one for her?

She asks:

“I want to ask for a book rec about illegal street racing. Something along the lines of the movie franchise of Fast & Furious or Need For Speed. I’ve read some racing books like Revved by Samantha Towle and Fast Lane by Lizzie Hart Stevens but they’re somewhat on the legal side.

I’m craving for some action and a strong plotline.”

Sheila: Has she tired the Gearshark series by Cambria Hebert? Not sure if it’s “gritty” enough for what she is looking for but it definitely involves street racing especially the third one. I really like the series!

Arlyn: Not street racing but a racing bad boy and so good, Raced series by K. Bromberg

Cat: Pam Godwin’s Dirty Ties??

Maryse: I know even I just found out about one a week ago… lemme try and find it and I too, will add it to this list… Ah here it is! The Fine Line

       

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HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!!! This is the last “big” one of the month, and you can tell we’re heading into our holiday season with all the sweet Christmas romances that just went live. PLUS!!!!! If you missed yesterday’s post, this was a great surprise release day of our absolute favorites that released their books one day early. You’ll see what I mean ;)  ➜ Nine Monday Early Bird Book Releases

<— But what I’m especially excited about is that one to the left. The conclusion to the “duet” that I just read and LOVED, is live today!!! I 4.5 starred both, and now you can devour ‘em without having to deal with a wait over a cliffhanger. ;) Two couple’s stories, but that intertwine dramatically and MUST be read in order to appreciate the awesomeness. Some scary stuff, plenty of steam, and of course, swoon-worthy!!! If you’re in the mood for that infuriatingly bossy alpha-male done right? These are for you!!! In fact, here are my reviews of ‘em both: Book Review – Retrieval by Aly Martinez AND Book Review – Transfer (The Retrieval Duet Book 2) by Aly Martinez

Wanna know what else I’m excited about? Tee hee!!! ;)  The Rule Book (it’s in the bargains section, but it sounds right up my romance alley, ’cause this is an office romance! She’s trying HARD not to crush on her broody, rich boss… and she’s breaking all of her own rules. It sounds steamy AND hilarious), The Vanishing Year (psych-thriller where she’s living the perfect life, but she’s also using a fake name to keep herself safe), Making the Play (sports star romance, and while the cover doesn’t say much for me, the blurb sure did! She’s a single mom, and he’s her son’s football star hero. And they accidentally meet), His Last Name (this one sounds like it’s going to be like those infuriating and addicting night time “soaps”. Rich, maybe conniving? women that are the wives of famous sports stars), Sparking the Fire (she’s a famous actress trying to get back in good graces, and he’s a firefighter that will be helping her with her next role)… BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!!! I just added this to my mini-blurb jolt list: Hustle (OMG THAT BLURB!!! Football star and a girl trying to escape rumors and be low profile… but with him that’s hard. AND!!!! One of our fellow readers said it was “Angsty as f**kkk” <— eek OOOOOOOOOOH!!!!!)

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!
  1. The Score by Elle Kennedy
  2. Possession by Helen Hardt
  3. The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr
  4. Tapping the Billionaire: Bad Boy Billionaires Series, Book 1 by Max Monroe
  5. Darkest Journey: Krewe of Hunters, Book 20 by Heather Graham
  6. Playboy Pilot by Penelope Douglas & VI Keeland
  7. Chandler: A Fixed Trilogy Spinoff by Laurelin Paige
  8. Sex Machine by Marie Force
  9. Highland Chieftain: Murray Family Series, Book 21 by Hannah Howell
  10. Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare
  11. The Trouble with Mistletoe: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel by Jill Shalvis
  12. Denim and Lace by Diana Palmer
  13. Collide by Riley Hart
  14. Stay by Riley Hart
  15. Pretend by Riley Hart
  16. Guardian’s Mate: Shifters Unbound Series, Book 9 by Jennifer Ashley
  17. Chaos Bound: Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club Series, Book 4 by Sarah Castille
  18. Jagger: Caldwell Brothers Series, Book 3 by MJ Fields
  19. Dragon Actually: Dragon Kin Series, Book 1 by G. A. Aiken
                  

 

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!):

  • The Goal (Off-Campus Book 4) by Elle Kennedy <— WHAT I’M READING!!! Just released yesterday and my fellow readers are loving it (and I’m reading!!!)

Julie O: Just finished The Goal. Why can’t they clone a “Tucker” for each of us? Is that asking too much?????

Lisa: Loving The Goal. Tucker is a gorgeous big old hunk. Sabrina….meh….not so into her…..maybe he’ll thaw her out a bit.

DG: Read The Goal and AGREED Tuck is the bomb! Loved him…a lot! Sweet, sexy, Tuck…yeah, I could have a thing for hockey players if they were all like these guys…Love the book, felt bad for the h…she was not crazy likeable but the girl had issues…Tuck’s mom…yeah, I didn’t like her so much…overall I LOVED it!

Tessa: *happy sigh* My heart is so happy. My grin is so big. The Goal was just what I needed on an overly hot day. I’m in happy land. Tucker is a big, old sweety and I just adore him.

  • The Good Ol’ Boys by M. Robinson <— SERIES BUNDLE ALERT! And it was just released today at a bargain price!
  • Shifters in the Shadows: Seventeen Paranormal Romances of Sexy Shifters, Dangerous Vamps, & Things That Go Bump in the Night <— PARANORMAL ANTHOLOGY just released and it’s super-bargain priced today.
  • The Rule Book (Rule Breakers) by Jennifer Blackwood <— OFFICE ROMANCE ALERT!!! This one sound right up my alley and the blurb has me excited!! “Don’t call your hot boss the antichrist to his face. 2. Don’t stare at hot boss’s, um, package or his full sleeve of tattoos. (No. Really. Stop!) 3. Don’t get on the malicious first assistant’s bad side…” <— P.S. There’s more and it gets funnier and funnier. Plus, it’s super-bargain priced today!
  • The Fable of Us by Nicole Williams <— Bargain priced today!
  • Gridiron Bad Boy: A Football Romance by Eddie Cleveland <— FOOTBALL STAR ALERT!! Nancy found us this one!! She says: “I loved his first book American Bad Boy, so snatched this one up today…” (it’s super-bargain priced today, too!) Oh and “American Bad Boy” is included in this novel!!! Very cool!
  • Hustle by Ashley Claudy <— FOOTBALL SPORT STAR ALERT (and described as “Angsty as f**kkk”)! MINE!!!! :D !!!!! She’s trying to escape her past (rumors ran wild) by keeping a low profile and yet she’s being pulled into HIS limelight… (it’s a Kindle Countdown Deal today – super bargain priced!) “She’s determined to wipe him from her mind though, because he is the definition of unavailable. He’s got an on and off again girlfriend always on the sidelines and a flood of girls willing to take over that position. And his popularity makes it hard to keep a low profile, something she needs to do if she doesn’t want to be pulled back into the drama of her past.

Celine: Ratula?

Ratula: Read it babe. Angsty as f**kkk

Celine: Eek! Okay, clicking it ;)

Maryse: Oh wow!!! Okay I’m one-clicking it too now. LOL!!!!

Maryse: Annnnnnnd I ALREADY one-clicked it. ;) LOL! Bringing it to the top of my Kindle app right now!

Celine: I guess ‘angsty as f’ck’ is a popular requirement for a few of us!!

      

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN

  1. Shadow Silence: A Whisper Hollow Novel by Yasmine Galenorn
  2. Dalir’s Salvation (The Song) by Nina Crespo
  3. The Bloodsworn (A Bloodbound Novel) by Erin Lindsey
  4. Alpha Geek by Milly Taiden
  5. Endless Flames (Surviving Ashes, Book Four) by Kennedy Layne <— DYSTOPIAN
  6. Quanta Reset (The Shadow Ravens Book 3) by Lola Dodge <— DYSTOPIAN
  7. Wolf on Board (Wolves of Willow Bend Book 14) by Heather Long
  8. Unbound (The Captive Series, Book 7) by Erica Stevens
  9. His Metal Maiden (Space Lords – A Dragon Lords Romance Book 3) by Michelle M. Pillow
  10. A Cougar’s Claim (Charmed in Vegas Book 7) by Jennifer James and Michelle Fox
  11. Awaken (The Lilituria Prophecy Book 1) by Grace White
  12. Dark Abigail (The Women of Purgatory Book 2) by Tish Thawer
  13. A Vampire’s Honor (Vampire’s Promise Book 3) by Carla Susan Smith
  14. Specter by Michele Olmstead Archer
  15. Cracks In The Glass by Lynette Creswell

              

 

CONTEMPORARY

  1. Transfer (The Retrieval Duet Book 2) by Aly Martinez <— I READ IT AND LOVED IT!!! (here’s my review)
  2. Jagger (Broken Doll Book 2) by Heather C Leigh
  3. Against the Wind, Season 2, Episode 1 (Rising Storm) by Rebecca Zanetti
  4. Storm Warning, Season 2, Episode 2 (Rising Storm) by Larissa Ione
  5. Brave the Storm, Season 2, Episode 3 (Rising Storm) by Lisa Mondello
  6. Lightning Strikes, Season 2, Episode 4 (Rising Storm) by Lexi Blake
  7. Fire and Rain, Season 2, Episode 5 (Rising Storm) by R.K. Lilley
  8. Quiet Storm, Season 2, Episode 6 (Rising Storm) by Julie Kenner
  9. Blinding Rain, Season 2, Episode 7 (Rising Storm) by Elisabeth Naughton
  10. Blue Skies, Season 2, Episode 8 (Rising Storm) by Dee Davis
  11. The Trouble with Mistletoe: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel by Jill Shalvis <— JILL SHALVIS ALERT!! HE DOESN’T REMEMBER HER…Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .
  12. HOT SEAL Rescue (HOT SEAL Team – Book 3) by Lynn Raye Harris
  13. That Mistletoe Moment by Cat Johnson
  14. The One That Slipped Away by LaShawn Vasser
  15. Absolution (Mr. Black Series) by Penelope Marshall
  16. The Vanishing Year: A Novel by Kate Moretti <— PSYCH THRILLER ALERT! Sounds right up my scary, psych-thriller alley! She’s living the PERFECT life but…”What no one knows is that five years ago, Zoe’s life was in danger. Back then, Zoe wasn’t Zoe at all. Now her secrets are coming back to haunt her. As the past and present collide, Zoe must decide who she can trust before she—whoever she is—vanishes completely…
  17. Pull Me Close (Panic) by Sidney Halston
  18. Possession (Steel Brothers Saga Book 3) by Helen Hardt
  19. I’ve Seen You Naked and Didn’t Laugh: A Geeky Love Story by Eden Butler <— LOL!!!!
  20. A Change of Heart by Sonali Dev
  21. Christmas on My Mind (A Cowboy Christmas) by Janet Dailey
  22. Framed: A Psychological Thriller (Boston’s Crimes of Passion Book 2) by Colleen Connally
  23. A Shady Affair by Eliza Payne
  24. Lyric and Lingerie (The Fort Worth Wranglers Book 1) by Tracy Wolff <— FOOTBALL STAR/SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!Broken down quarterback Heath Montgomery is on a plane ride to nowhere. Dodging the phone call he’s certain will end his professional football career for good, he might be Texas bound, but he knows there’s nowhere for him to go but down. But that’s before his childhood best friend and confidante plops back into his life wearing nothing but duct tape and a bad attitude…
  25. The Thirteenth Chance by Amy Matayo
  26. Perfectly Charming (A Morning Glory Novel Book 2) by Liz Talley
  27. The Last Rock King by Seven Steps
  28. Because Of You (The Loft Series Book 3) by Miles Hightower
  29. Harte Strings: A Jet City Billionaire Romance (The Billionaire Matchmaker Series Book 2) by Gina Robinson
  30. Dangerous Protector (Aegis Group Book 5) by Sidney Bristol
  31. Vengeance (Oak Grove Suspense Book 1) by Reese A Stephens
  32. A Christmas Bride (Chapel of Love) by Hope Ramsay
  33. Locked and Loaded (A US Marshals Novel) by Mandy Baxter <— SEXY U.S. MARSHALL ALERT!Charlotte Cahill intends to take down an infamous diamond smuggler on the FBI’s Most Wanted list—and she intends to do it by the book.  That won’t be easy with the cocky new temporary deputy on her task force…
  34. That Mistletoe Moment by Cat Johnson, Kate Angell, Allyson Charles
  35. Wilde One (Born to Be Wilde) by Jannine Gallant
  36. Sparking the Fire (Hot in Chicago Series) by Kate Meader <— FAMOUS ACTRESS & A FIREFIGHTER ALERT!Wyatt Fox, resident daredevil at Engine Co. 6, needs a low-key job to keep him busy while he recovers from his latest rescue stunt. Consulting on a local movie shoot should add just enough spark to his day. Especially when in struts Molly Cade: the woman who worked his heart over good, and then left him in the Windy City dust…
  37. My Creative Billionaire 2 by Ali Parker
  38. Coming Home (Finding Your Place Book 1) by Rebecca Barber
  39. Fire in the Blood (The Red Series Book 2) by Lily Freeman
  40. Outsider (Exodus End World Tour Book 2) by Olivia Cunning <— OLIVIA CUNNING ROCK STAR BOOK ALERT! She’s in a threesome relationship with her band mate AND her body guard!! “She’s earned the devoted love of not only one, but two spectacular men. Her committed threesome with sexy guitarist Trey Mills and her hunky bodyguard Ethan Conner is stable, loving, deep, and satisfying for all involved. But sometimes the world sees things differently and is determined to destroy what it doesn’t understand…”
  41. Music of the Soul; Souls of Chicago #2 by Annabella Michaels <— M/M ROMANCE!!
  42. Wreck You by Randi Perrin <— M/M ROMANCE!!
  43. Pulled from All Sides (Roughstock Book 6) by BA Tortuga <— M/M ROMANCE!!
  44. Witness to a Trial: A Short Story Prequel to The Whistler (Kindle Single) by John Grisham
  45. With This Kiss (Windswept Bay Book 3) by Debra Clopton
  46. Fit for Love (A Stand By Me Novel Book 3) by Brinda Berry
  47. Surviving Faith (The JackholeS Book 2) by Joy Eileen
  48. Gaining Visibility by Pamela Hearon <— 40-SOMETHING & STARTING OVER IN ITALY ALERT!Invigorated by the beauty of the Italian countryside, Julia seems unstoppable, until she’s injured by a rock—one that happens to belong to thirty-something stone mason Vitale DeLuca. Reluctantly, Julia accepts Vitale’s insistent offer of lodging while she recovers...”
  49. Where the Lotus Flowers Grow by MK Schiller
  50. Making the Play (Hidden Falls) by T. J. Kline <— FAMOUS FOOTBALL STAR & SINGLE MOM ALERT!!Bethany Mills has been doing just fine since her husband walked out on them… and she definitely doesn’t need another man to disappoint her—or her son. But when James runs into his hero at the park, Bethany admits there is a void in her son’s life that she just can’t fill. Her attraction to the handsome football star is undeniable, but a man in the limelight is the last thing she wants for herself, or James.
  51. Overtime: Interracial Sports Romance (The Ultimate Betrayal Book 2) by Eden Rose
  52. Love Me Crazy by Camden Leigh
  53. She’s My Kind of Girl (A Something New Novel) by Jennifer Dawson
  54. Lured In: A Fishing for Trouble Novel by Laura Drewry
  55. Mixed Signals by Diane Barnes
  56. Spying With Sir (Sassy With Sir Book 2) by Judy Jarvie
  57. Captivate Me (Ravage MC#5) by Ryan Michele <— BIKER BOOK ALERT!!The Ravage MC is a family. Always has been, always will be. But life took them all on a different path, a path where they suffered loss, betrayal, and heartache. Now it all comes down to this moment: a day of reckoning…
  58. 93% Chance I Don’t Hate You by L. Taylor and Amy H. Lynn
  59. The Mistaken Escort’s Pleasure: A Liaison Novel by Valerie Ullmer
  60. Merry Cowboy Christmas (Lucky Penny Ranch) by Carolyn Brown
  61. The Last Dance by Kierney Scott
  62. His Last Name by Daaimah S. Poole <— SPORTS STAR WIVES ALERT!!From pretty girls to wealthy wifeys, five women snagged the championship ring and the title…
  63. Days of You and Me: A Keeping Score Trilogy Sports Romance by Tawdra Kandle <— SPORTS STAR ALERT! And this is the conclusion to the trilogy!
  64. Ky (In the Company of Snipers Book 13) by Irish Winters
  65. Leopold: Part Five: Royal Heartbreakers by Ember Casey & Renna Peak
  66. Teach Me Like That (LMLT Book 2) by Marie James
  67. Second Chances: FROSH #2 by Mónica B. Wagner
  68. Holiday in Your Heart (A Caribou Crossing Romance) by Susan Fox
  69. Do You Want to Start a Scandal (Castles Ever After) by Tessa Dare <— TESSA DARE’S LATEST BOOK ALERT! A mystery couple had a tryst, and rumors are it was her… “All Charlotte Highwood knows is this: it wasn’t her. But rumors to the contrary are buzzing. Unless she can discover the lovers’ true identity, she’ll be forced to marry Piers Brandon, Lord Granville–the coldest, most arrogantly handsome gentleman she’s ever had the misfortune to embrace. When it comes to emotion, the man hasn’t got a clue.
  70. Tough Love: A New Adult Romance Collection <— ANTHOLOGY
  71. Critical Condition: Escape to the Country by Nicki Edwards
  72. The Law Series: Books 1-3 by Camille Taylor
  73. The Way Home (Finding Home Book 3) by Rachel Caid
  74. Sweet Thing: A Hale Street Story by Emily Leigh
  75. Fear Me, Fear Me Not by Elodie Nowodazkij
  76. Our Forever by Elena Matthews <— SHE’S GRIEVING HER HUSBAND & HE’S HER NEW NEIGHBOR ALERT!Five years later… Jo finds herself still stuck in the past, unable to find closure with Christopher’s death. When she moves to Austin, Texas, with her son, Junior, she’s finally given the fresh start she’s been desperately seeking. What she doesn’t know is that the fresh start comes in the form of her sexy neighbor, Drew Greyson…

                                                                       

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

  1. Silver (All That Glitters Book 5) by K.A. Linde - September 29th 2016
  2. Falling For The Billionaire by J. S. Cooper & Helen Cooper – September 29th 2016
  3. Her Halloween Treat (Men at Work) by Tiffany Reisz  - October 1st 2016
  4. Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks - October 4th 2016
  5. Beautiful (The Beautiful Series Book 10) by Christina Lauren – October 4th 2016
  6. Sweetest Taboo by Julie Kenner - October 4th 2016
  7. Undead and Done: A Queen Betsy Novel by MaryJanice Davidson - October 4th 2016
  8. Code of Silence: A Spontagio Family Novel by Missy Johnson - October 4th 2016
  9. Rock Wild (New Adult Rock Star Romance) (Rock Candy Book 3) by Virna DePaul - October 4th 2016
  10. The Exposure: The Submissive Series by Tara Sue Me - October 4th 2016
  11. The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken - October 4th 2016
  12. Wake A Sleeping Tiger: A Novel of the Breeds by Lora Leigh - October 4th 2016
  13. Undead and Done (Queen Betsy) by MaryJanice Davidson - October 4th 2016
  14. Burning Bond (Holly Woods Files, #6) by Emma Hart - October 6th 2016

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HUGELY POPULAR FANTASY SERIES and book #3 is now up for preorder! Steamy, slow-burn, sexy fae and a kick-butt heroine! I’ve one-clicked book #1 and I need to get on it, considering these reader recommendations! :D

Rebecca: A Court of thorns and roses was a favourite of mine last year as well. It’s fantasy, but there’s a great romance and sex scenes. Some of the best writing ever! …an adult retelling of Beauty And The Beast, badass fairies. Amazing imagery, characterisation, emotional feels. Violence. … A Court Of Thorns And Roses, and A Court Of Mist and Fury have been brilliant on audible.

Ali: Guys if u read a court of thorns and roses then the second book is even better for me !!! Esp if u like a kick butt female protagonists with hot fairies all around her.

Christina: Yes!!!!! I just read book one and two and Im obsessed!!!

Michelle:  …if you like Throne of Glass, you will like A Court of Thorns and Roses too…

Tessa: A Court of Thorns and Roses is a total slow burn. She hates all the Fae when they meet (having just killed one) and just wants to return home.

About book #1:

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R.R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin–one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin–and his world–forever.

  

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<— SQUEEEEE!!! ;) The Goal (Off-Campus Book 4) is LIVE!!!!!!!! ;) I’m extra excited since this is one of my favorite series ever. I’ve devoured and LOVED each one of ‘em so far!!! MINE!!!!! :D Who’s buddy reading with me?

P.S. They can all be read as standalones, but so good to devour one right after the next. In fact, here are my reviews of the first three:

And…

LOOK WHAT ELSE WENT LIVE TODAY:

  1. Pretty Stolen Dolls by Ker Dukey & K. Webster <— ALSO LIVE!!! PSYCH THRILLER ALERT! Oh and I am SO in the mood for this one! “I ran for my survival, rocks and twigs cutting into the soles of my feet, my lungs burning and screaming for rest, every muscle tensed and fighting along with me for existence. I left her. I ran, ran, ran—from Benny and his lone, pretty little doll—until I couldn’t remember where to find them again. I’m sorry.”
  2. Nut Case Love: Anthology by Andrea Smith, Nicholas Bella, Susan Ward, Aimee Nicole Walker <— CRAZY LOVE ANTHOLOGY ALERT! “This anthology will expose just how weird and unpredictable love can be…”
  3. Wrath by Jenika Snow <— HE RUNS AN UNDERGROUND EMPIRE... “Lila loves Wrath, but circumstances in life weren’t in their favor, and they could never be together. Now a single mother, Lila’s past is behind her and the father of her baby out of her life, and she wants nothing more than to be with Wrath.”
  4. Road to Destiny (Scorpio Stinger MC Book 5) by Jani Kay <— I think this one needs to be read in order…
  5. A Love so Deep: A Dark Romance (To the Bone Book 3) by Lili Valente <— CONCLUSION TO THE SERIES (should be read in order)
  6. Loving Amber: Book 1 Riverstone Series – standalone (Riverstone Estate Series) by Roya Carmen <— ROYA CARMEN’S LATEST BOOK ALERT!! SHE BLAMES HIM FOR HER HUSBAND AND HER BROTHER’S DEATH…Now he wants to be part of my life again—when I can finally see a future for my son and myself. I’ve found the perfect man in David, someone I can start over with, a man who will be the perfect father figure for Trevor. I have a plan. At last, I see the light, and I know I can make this work. I will not let Aiden Rogers drag me back into the darkness….
  7. If I Could Do It Again by Ashley Stoyanoff <— ABUSED BY HER HUSBAND she begins a pen pal relationship with a biker in prison… “She believes him when he says it was self-defense. The two exchange letters and then talk on the phone. Joshua gives Victoria everything she’s been missing—support, confidence, affection, and passion…”
  8. Masked in the Music by Ginger Voight <— GINGER VOIGHT ROCK STAR M/M ROMANCE ALERT!When a young musician takes his first gig with a hard-partying band in Los Angeles, forbidden sparks fly with the sexy lead singer. It is an attraction they must both fight, especially since their band also includes a violent homophobe just itching for a reason to snap.”
  9. Neighbors (A Twin Estates Novel Book 1) by Stylo Fantome <— STYLO FANTOME JUST WENT LIVE ALERT! (and is super-bargain priced today). She’s got exciting neighbors… “…one fake dating profile later, and she’s ready to tarnish her squeaky clean image. Little does she know, her fun time is closer to home than she ever imagined. Throw in a neighbor who wants to corrupt her, and another who just wants to own her, and her entire world is flipped upside down…” <— Ratula LOVED it!! “Stylo Fantome’s latest, Neighbors, JUST released early (thank the Amazon Gods!). It is absolutely fantastic!!!! I loved it and cannot stop raving about it!!
        
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Transfer (The Retrieval Duet Book 2) <— coming out in just a couple of days!!!
What a perfect conclusion to this awesome ”duet”. As good, if not EVEN BETTER than #1, and OMG it was everything I have come to expect from this author. Pure incredible build-up to both an addictive romance, AND an action-packed thrill ride. It’s a perfect mix of love story + scary bad-guy, + awesome hero (or should I say heroes)? ;)

Okay now, there’s not much I can say without spoiling book #1, so anyone that hasn’t read Retrieval (The Retrieval Duet Book 1) yet, stop reading this review now, and get cracking! Oh, and… instead, read THIS review. <— This’ll get you started!

But for those that experienced that exciting “almost-complete-but heading-into-a-new-part-of-the-story” cliffhanger, this one will lead you right into the heart of the current action, and you’ll love and (and love to hate) every minute of it.

So what’s it about?

LAST CHANCE!!! LOOK AWAY!! I’M GOING IN!

Okay… so this one?

It’s Clare’s story from being abused by her monster of a husband,

Sometimes, when I dreamed, I’d travel back in time to the days when I’d thought my life was hard.

When paying bills and eating ramen noodles three meals a day had been my biggest challenges.

Back then, I’d feared I’d end up homeless. Now, I feared going home.

to finally escaping it with her tiny daughter, Tessa, and heading into a new life in hiding…

I couldn’t sit by and do nothing any longer. I’d be damned if a bitch like Walter Noir was going to fight me over her now. He would lose for no other reason than I refused to fail her.

with their ultimate hero, Heath. But while Clare was grateful, she was not exactly thrilled with the revelation.

…it had all been a lie. He was a DEA agent trying to make his case, and I was left to mourn a good man who had never even existed. It was too much.

But couple #1 (Roman and Elisabeth are in full force in this one too, you know… considering Tessa… ;) ). That alone had me hooked. The emotional intricacies of this potential situation had my heart, and I was so worried with how this part of their lives was going to turn out.

But of course Clare’s evil mob-guy husband is on the hunt (grrrrr!!) and life does not come easy for any of them.

And then a few more twists that had me in a twist come to light.

Crying was useless. But, then again, so was breathing when you were married to a monster.

I’m stopping there. This one is loaded in love but also as scary as the first one, and if you read #1, you already KNOW you are desperate to know the rest. Just wait until you see. ;)

In fact, I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again. I’d consider this series, and much of Aly Martinez’s writing style, (you know… the exciting, heart wrenching stories, and ultimate, but believable, and even flawed, alpha males) to be a perfect recommendation for “What to Read After Kristen Ashley”. I’m not saying these are the same (these fulfilling stories stand on their own). But I’m saying the “feels”, and the very modern “life” in these stories along with the growly, infuriating bossy heroes are in full force. These guys are ALL man, and you’ll find yourself delightfully infuriated with ‘em, while falling simultaneously head over heels in love.

It had me swooning, and on the edge of my seat, terrified for what was about to happen next, and I was invested right to the very end!

4.5 stars!

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

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