Just a mini “Friday Finds” list today (’cause I think yesterday’s surprise release list stole today’s show) but we still have some goodies (and I will be adding more throughout the day as we find them :)

P.S. Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s list: ➔ Surprise! A Thursday “New Release” list!

  • Constant (The Confidence Game Book 1) by Rachel Higginson <— RACHEL HIGGINSON’S LATEST IS LIVE!!!! I LOOOOOVVVVE THIS AUTHOR!! BLURB JOLT ALERT!! Eeeeeeep!!! This sounds crazy scary and adrenalizing!!! “Fifteen years ago I met Sayer Wesley. I fell in love with him. I promised I would never leave him. I swore nothing could break us apart. Five years ago I broke my promise. I ran away. I took the one secret that could destroy us both and disappeared. Five days ago I thought I saw him. I knew it was impossible. Sayer was locked away, serving a deserved sentence in federal prison. He couldn’t find me. He wouldn’t find me. I was too good at hiding. Too good at surviving. Because if Sayer ever found me, there would be hell to pay for a plethora of sins. The worst of which, he didn’t even know about. Five hours ago, I told myself I was crazy. Five minutes ago, I saw him again. Five seconds ago, I was too late.
Kathy: Maryse, one more book for you to add. Rachel Higginson’s new book Constant is out today. Free on KU. She has been a must read for me just like Mariana Zapata!
  • #Delete by Sandi Lynn <— SHE’S TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT MAKES MEN TICK... “...Did the guy you like suddenly “Ghost” you? #Delete.vDid it take him two weeks to reply to your text message which involved you asking him a question? #Delete. Did he promise to call you in a day or two and then went MIA?” #Delete. Did the two of you have a scheduled date and he cancelled thirty minutes before it was about to happen? Or worse yet, not show up at all? #Delete. My name is Eloise Moore and this my story of how #Delete and one nasty text message sent to the wrong number changed my life forever…”
  • Playing to Win: Risking It Book 2 by Autumn Reed
  • Lawless by Sam Crescent <— ANTHOLOGY ALERT!! “Our twelve hand-picked novellas are dark, dirty, and will make you see bad boys in a whole new light. From bikers to hitmen, these dangerous men won’t be satisfied until they have everything they came for—until they have her.
  • Love on the Edge of Time by Julie Richman <— RECENT RELEASE & ANA GAVE IT 5 STARS!
Ana: Just finished love in the edge of time, 5 heartfelt stars like nothing I read before and I read a book a day.
  • Savage: The Awakening of Lizzie Danton by L.A. Fiore <— THEY CALL HIM A MONSTER……He lives in a castle fit for a fairy tale, but he’s no prince. He’s savage. He’s brutal. He’s a killer. By an act of fate, our worlds collide. They call him a monster, but he is my salvation…
  • (Sur)real (Judgement of the Six Book 6) by Melissa Haag <— RECENT RELEASE & Robyn LOVES this series!
Robyn: Melissa Haag’s last book in The Judgement series came out today called (Sur)real. This is a fantastic Wolf PNR. Everyone gets together with their soulmate throughout the books, form their own pack and fulfill a prophecy. The writing is fantastic and I fell in love with all the characters.
  • 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!

      

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Julie needs our book-help! Yep. I know part of the twist that had me going OMG (no worries – I spoiler alerted for you so you can decide to scroll down further or not) and I’m imagining all sorts of scenarios. But then, Julie tells us something ELSE happens, but she doesn’t spoil that. :) Eeeeeep!

She asks:

Maryse I need help please. The frustrating part is I just read this book in the past couple months. I have looked through all my info and can’t find it. I use both Amazon and Overdrive and neither show it.

It’s a military book. H/h meet in school. He is 2 years older than her. He is the older brother of her classmate/and fellow actor in Romeo and Juliet. After H graduates he joins the military.

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SPOILER  He dies and eventually she marries and has a child.

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BUT he isn’t dead. Then …. well I don’t want to give it away.

I loved this book. I went to tell a friend about it and couldn’t find it to give to her.

Please help me find it.

Julie

Anyone wanna guess?

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Dina needs our book help! Oh this one sounds like fun, and actually reminds me of a book I read a few weeks ago that had this “feel” (super-serious cop & the party-girl bar owner that used to be best friends). USED. TO. BE. ;) So here’s another that just hit my radar!

She asks:

Maryse, will you ask your readers if they can help find the title and author of this book?

The book begins with the h at a club or party with her friends–for some reason I think the party is in a barn. When they’re leaving, I think h’s car breaks down, and they end up riding home with the very hot H, who drives a wrecker.

He is not amused with the antics of the girls and it does not appear to be love at first sight, at least from his POV. I also think the h gets sick in his car, or he has to stop so she can get sick, which makes matters worse.

The h lives with her father, maybe on a farm, ranch, or in the country, but the father is away for some reason. The h gives the impression that she is very carefree and does what she wants despite the consequences.

There is a big twist in the story that I won’t reveal since it is a spoiler.

Thank you!

Anyone know it?

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Eeeeeeeep!!! :D !!!! A little Thursday new release “quickie” list. These look TOO good and many are by our favorite authors that I could not wait until tomorrow tho post them. So this is an EXTRA this week. :D

P.S. Here’s the Tuesday BIG new release list in case you missed it ➔ Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – November 14th 2017

LOOK WHAT JUST WENT LIVE!

  1. On the Way to You by Kandi Steiner <— LIVE!! OH BOY!!! SHE READS HIS JOURNAL & DISCOVERS SOMETHING… “…Discovering his journal changed everything. I read his thoughts, words not meant for anyone’s eyes, and the more I learned about him, the harder I fell. It turned out nothing made Emery Reed happy, and I wanted to change that. I earned his trust by violating his privacy, and as wrong as it was, it worked — until one entry revealed a darkness I never knew existed, a timer I never knew was ticking…”
  2. Burn in Hail (The Hail Raisers Book 3) by Lani Lynn Vale <— HE TRIED TO SAVE HER WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG... “…Anger is a living, breathing part of him, and there’s a court order forcing him to seek help from the one person he’s never forgotten. Hennessy never thought she’d see Tate Casey again, and certainly not on her couch. But now it’s her turn to save him, and there are rules she must follow as his psychologist…”
  3. Winning Hard: A Chesapeake Blades Hockey Romance (The Chesapeake Blades Book 1) by Lisa B. Kamps <— SHE’S STUCK WITH HER ARCH NEMESIS ALERT!!!!! She’s on the hockey team… “…except half the team is convinced she’s receiving special treatment because her step-dad used to be the head coach for the Baltimore Banners and the team’s PR Director wants to use her in his marketing campaign. To make matters worse, the PR Director is none other than her childhood nemesis, Chuckie-the-fart–who happens to be all grown-up and too gorgeous for his own good…”
  4. El Santo by M. Robinson <— M.ROBINSON’S LATEST ALERT!!! HE’S A MONSTER… “...If you weren’t with me, you were against me. Traitors, as I called them. There were no imaginary lines. I’d crossed them all. No boundaries. No second chances. No redemption. Not for me.  For them. For anyone. Only for her… She loved me. Always convinced I was a saint, never believing I was just another sinner. A f*cking monster. 
    Until it was too late...”
  5. A Very Married Christmas: A Silver Bell Falls Holiday Novella by Samantha Chase <— SWEET CHRISTMAS STORY ALERT!!Ever since they first met, Josiah Stone has done his best to show Melanie how magical Christmas can be. He’s gotten her to participate in parades, decorate trees and even celebrate the holiday, but asking her to marry him on Christmas Eve just might be more than she’s ready for.
  6. Life Without You by by S.P. West <— THEY WERE SO HAPPY UNTIL HE BETRAYED HER (SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE??) “If I could sum myself up in one word, just one, then personally I’d pick fool. Misguided, dumb fool. I made a mistake. A mistake so big that the future I had planned out with the love of my life vanished in the blink of an eye. I didn’t see it at the time. That would have been too easy, by the time I realized what I lost it was too late. It was my own fault; I can’t blame anyone else. Because of it I lost the one woman that meant everything to me. But I’m telling you now if fate ever gives me a second chance with her……I swear I’ll never let Summer slip away from me again…”
  7. Lane (Grim Sinners MC Book 1) by LeAnn Ashers <— BAD-ASS SINGLE FATHER ALERT!! “...This five-foot-two, feistier-than-sh!t woman came into my life and knocked me on my ass. She brings out every protective instinct I have, and I’m ready to go nuclear if someone even looks at her. I love two people in this world more than life itself: Amelia and my daughter, Tiffany. Someone made the biggest mistake of their life by trying to take them both away…”
  8. Bad at Love: A Standalone Friends-to-Lovers Romance by Karina Halle <— KARINA HALLE ALERT!!! BEST FRIENDS TRY DATING EACH OTHER…Her handsome, charming friend Lazarus has the opposite problem. Everyone wants to be the sexy Brit’s girlfriend, but he gets bored and moves on quickly. There’s only one way to figure out why neither of them has cracked this love thing– they’ll date each other. On paper, it’s the perfect experiment. But in reality, things between Marina and Laz get complicated quickly.
  9. One Shot (Chances Book 1) by BJ Harvey <— HE DISAPPEARS AFTER THEY SPEND ONE NIGHT TOGETHER & HE WALKS INTO HER BAR A FEW MONTHS LATER AND … GASP!!! OH NO!!!!!! And she was SO INTO HIM… “...When he walks into my bar three months later, everything I thought I knew and what we’d had disappears in the blink of an eye and the blinding light of the three-carat diamond on his fiancee’s hand. It seems what I thought was a dream is now my most complicated reality, and I’ve got absolutely no idea how to fix it – or if I even want to…
  10. Free Ride (Shadow Keepers MC Book 1) by M.N. Forgy <— M.N. FORGY’S LATEST PSYCH-THRILLER JUST WENT LIVE!!! She’s an MC BRAT and she also has Dissociative Identity Disorder… “...It wasn’t until the last drop of blood dripped from my fingertips and the gun smoke faded into the night sky that I realized what was really important to me. Him. In a blink of an eye, I lost it all. I lost him. There’s no such thing as a Free Ride in life, and our story is an example of that...”

         

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WEDNESDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!! KARINA HALLE’S LATEST IS LIVE!!!! Bad at Love: A Standalone Friends-to-Lovers Romance BEST FRIENDS TRY DATING EACH OTHER… ➔➔➔➔➔

“Her handsome, charming friend Lazarus has the opposite problem. Everyone wants to be the sexy Brit’s girlfriend, but he gets bored and moves on quickly.

There’s only one way to figure out why neither of them has cracked this love thing– they’ll date each other. On paper, it’s the perfect experiment. But in reality, things between Marina and Laz get complicated quickly.”

HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!!! A bunch of exciting, or heartwarming, or thrilling, or infuriating, or gasp-worthy love stories are in our midst! In fact…

<— I’m extra-highlighting this one (Begin Again: Allie and Kaden’s Story) ’cause 1.) I hear he’s a HUGE jerk-face (bully-like?) and 2.) some of our book-buds read it early (while I was stuck in a hurricane, in fact!! LOL!!) and they LOVED it!

Maryse: What’s all this talk about the jerk in Begin Again?? I just heard of this book now because someone tweeted me saying they can’t wait for my review of it. And I’m all… what what what? Then I come here and you guys are talking about it too, AND there’s a jerk in it? Oooooh do tell!!! :D !!!

Tessa: LOVED the jerk from Begin Again. Just absolutely adored it. … (OMG, he’s such a jerk too!! Thank you Jean for recommending it.). All the rest of her books are in German… grr! I want to read them all!

Melinda: Just finished Begin again by Mona Kasten 5 stars for me. Jean’s recommendation. Really great book. Couldn’t put it down. Trying to read during lunch at work they kept interrupting me. So annoying. Jokes. Don’t you just love the full on love for a good book.

Maryse: YAY Melinda!!! You guys are making me so JEALOUS with this Begin Again book. I am ON IT!!!!!

Tessa: He’s an absolute jerk in the beginning. He needs a roommate and she needs a room, but he has rules and is just mean. It really was awesome.  :)

Jean: Yay! I’m loving all the love for Begin Again!!! So great! Yes Maryse, a jerk! And he could be seriously brutal at times!

P.S. Just in case you missed this yesterday, my latest book review is up (and I gave this FIVE stars!!). IT. WAS. AMAZING!!! This is all I’m in the mood for right now, and I WANT MORE LIKE THIS!! ➔ Book Review – Wait for It by Mariana Zapata

Oh and don’t forget to check out yesterday’s  23 Monday Earlybird Book Releases

P.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. Hardcore Twenty-Four: Stephanie Plum, Book 24 by Janet Evanovich
  2. Defiant Queen by Meghan March
  3. Obsession Mine: Tormentor Mine, Book 2 by Anna Zaires
  4. Halo: Legacy of Onyx by Matt Forbeck
  5. Bodyguard: Hollywood A-List, Book 2 by CD Reiss
  6. Fear the Beard: Dixie Warden Rejects MC Series, Book 2 by Lani Lynn Vale
  7. Dyeing to be Loved: Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, Volume 1 by Aimee Nicole Walker <— M/M ROMANCE
  8. Artemis by Andy Weir
     

 

BARGAINS & READER RECOMMENDATIONS (P.S. TODAY is the LAST SALE DAY for many of these!! NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order.)

  • Sinners of Saint series by L.J. Shen <— MAJOR ALPHA-MALES ALERT!! MichelleS had a mini reading-spree and recommends this series!
MichelleS: So what HAVE I read? Well, I read the Sinners of Saint books by L.J. Shen. They are all stand alones, but about the same group of guys. They were super hot, and had major alpha heroes. I liked the angst and the second chance romances. Highly recommend.
  • Love on the Edge of Time by Julie Richman <— FORBIDDEN & UNREQUITED LOVE? ALERT!! RECENT RELEASE & WE HAVE FEEDBACK!! In fact it sounds like a sort of… love triangle and a destined soulmate awesome love story!!
Heather: I started the book this morning, and just finished it! OMG! I’m in love with Jesse, and I’m still soooo emotional and just want more! NOW! lol
MichelleS: I am currently reading Lauren Gilley’s newest one – White Wolf. OMG. This girl can write. I already knew that, because her other series is a must read, but she is writing paranormal? And doing it well. Complex, slow, but amazing!
  • To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise <— BACK ON THE LIST ’cause it’s Tessa’s recommendation to ME for what I should read after my beloved “Wait For It”
Tessa: you were asking for another book that people loved. To Hate Jason Thorne by Ella Maise. It’s all that I love a fun, light angst book. I was smiling HUGE throughout it.
Summer: This book was amazing! I could not put it down! Two damaged souls who beautifully come together and build an amazing story of survival and beauty! Just had to recommend it 5 beautiful stars for me
    

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN

  1. Artemis: A Novel by Andy Weir <— ANDY WEIR ALERT!! (Author of “The Martian” which I LOVED!!!!! In fact, here’s my Book Review of The Martian - 5 stars)
  2. Leap of the Lion (The Wild Hunt Legacy Book 4) by Cherise Sinclair
  3. Rydak’s Fall (A World Beyond Book 5) by Michelle Howard
  4. Running Wild (The Real Werewives of Alaska Book 1) by Kristen Strassel
  5. Change in Time by Robyn Nix
  6. HALO: Legacy of Onyx by Matt Forbeck
     

 

CONTEMPORARY

  1. Begin Again: Allie and Kaden’s Story by Mona Kasten <— I’M HEARING BIG, BRUTAL JERK-FACE ALERT!!!! See the comments all the way at the top of the post. Eeeeeeeeeep!!! :D
  2. Twisted Truths (Blood Brothers Book 3) by Rebecca Zanetti
  3. Defiant Queen (Anti-Heroes Collection Book 2) by Meghan March <— MEGHAN MARCH’S LATEST ALERT!!!Defiant Queen is the second book of the Mount Trilogy, and should be read following Ruthless King. Mount and Keira’s story concludes in Sinful Empire.”
  4. American Drifter: A Thriller by Heather Graham and Chad Michael Murray <— DRUG LORD DANGER ALERT!! “...Then he meets the enchanting Natal, an impassioned journalist and free spirit—who lives with the gangster that rules much of Rio. As their romance blossoms, River and Natal flee together into the interior of Brazil, where they are pursued by the sadistic drug lord, Tio Amato, and his men. When River is forced to kill one of those men, the chase becomes even deadlier...”
  5. Justice for Erin (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 9) by Susan Stoker
  6. Bachelor SEAL (Sleeper SEALs Book 5) by Sharon Hamilton
  7. At Your Service (Masters and Mercenaries: Topped Book 4) by Lexi Blake
  8. Limitless Love (The Lotus House Series Book 4) by Audrey Carlan
  9. Road to Joy (Dogs of Fire) by Piper Davenport
  10. Dead Heat (Outlaw Ridge, Texas Book 2) by Joan Reeves
  11. Rock Solid by Carly Phillips &‎ Erika Wilde <— HE HELPS A STRANDED WOMAN IN AN AIRPORT ALERT!!! P.S. I LOVVVVVE THIS COVER. ;) “Connor Prescott doesn’t do one night stands (yes, ladies, he’s an anomaly) so when he meets a beautiful woman during a snowed in night at the airport who wants to forget her heartache, he makes an exception. Their night together is incendiary, and by morning Connor wants more . . . except his sexy stranger is gone. He’s pretty sure he’ll never see her again, until three and a half years later she finds him, and changes his entire world with three little words . . . You’re a daddy…”
  12. Issued to the Bride One Marine (Brides of Chance Creek Book 4) by Cora Seton
  13. Consent (The Loan Shark Duet Book 2) by Charmaine Pauls
  14. O Christmas Bree by Erynn Mangum
  15. Curveball Baby by J.M. Maurer
  16. My Mobster <— MOBSTER ANTHOLOGY ALERT!!!This is a collection of novels that will show you just how tempting their world can be. Whether it’s a cruel Russian mobster with a fierce lust to possess the woman he loves, or the man who embraces his true mafia heritage in order to get what he wants—these mobsters will bring you to your knees… …whether you want them to or not.”
  17. My Real Imaginary Life by Kassy Tayler
  18. Crowned by Hate (Crowned #1) by Amo Jones <— AMY JONES ALERT!!! THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER IS MARRYING SOMEONE SHE’S TERRIFIED OF… “...I’d dream of having a simple life. A life where I wasn’t marrying the scariest man I have ever met. Well, I thought I had just met him, but it turns out, there’s so much I don’t know about myself. That’s all thanks to a past so twisted, so warped, that no amount of money, or presidential status could wipe it clean…”
  19. A Cold Dark Promise: A Wedding Novella (Cold Justice Book 9) by Toni Anderson
  20. Beach Wedding: An Emerald Isle, NC Novel (#3) (Emerald Isle, NC Stories) by Grace Greene
  21. Finding Perfection (Beautifully Flawed Book 3) by Cassandra Giovanni
  22. Shackled Heart (Homeward Bound Series Book 1) by Crystal Joy
  23. Grady (Must Love Rock Stars) by Gretchen Rily
  24. Obsession Mine (Tormentor Mine Book 2) by Anna Zaires <— ANNA ZAIRES ALERT!! OH WOWWWWW!! HE’S OBSESSED WITH HER!! “I stole her in the night. Caged her because I can’t live without her. She’s my love, my addiction, my obsession. I will do anything to keep Sara mine.” Not sure if this has to be read in order, but it sure sounds awesome!
  25. Up for Heir (Westerly Billionaire Series Book 2) by Ruth Cardello
  26. Misadventures of a Valedictorian (Misadventures Book 7) by Meredith Wild & Mia Michelle <— THE SOLITARY GIRL & THE POPULAR JOCK ALERT!!! “Like most girls at Ridgeville High, Clare Winston has spent years fantasizing about sexy star quarterback Eric Hayward. He’s gorgeous, talented, and untouchable. While Clare studies her way to the top of the senior class, Eric and his best friend Travis Whyte have stayed busy throwing game-winning passes and taking the cheer squad to bed...”
  27. Blaze (Big D Escort Service Book 2) by Willow Summers
  28. Wild Hearts (Wild Hearts series) by Vivian Wood
  29. Say I Do in Good Hope (A Good Hope Novel Book 5) by Cindy Kirk
  30. Bodyguard (Hollywood A-List Book 2) by C.D. Reiss <— C.D. REISS ALERT!!! She’s a professional dancer and her ex is stalker her… “...As a world-class dancer at the height of her career, Emily enjoys all the perks of fame—the parties, the glamour, the tours—but they’ve also attracted the attention of a dangerous ex-boyfriend hell-bent on getting her back. Enter Carter Kincaid, a bodyguard so crushingly sexy he takes her breath away…”
  31. The Bed Mate: A Room Mate Novella by Kendall Ryan <— KENDALL RYAN ALERT!! HE SUDDENLY STARTS NOTICING HIS BEST FRIEND, MAGGIE… “...Fresh off a bad breakup of her own, I invite Maggie to my guy’s skiing weekend knowing she needs an escape from reality. But then something funny starts to happen. I start noticing things about her that I never noticed before. She’s beautiful and doesn’t know it, she’s funny without even trying, and now she’s suddenly single for the first time in forever…
  32. Wish You Were Mine by Tara Sivec <— TARA SIVEC ALERT!!! SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE OR UNREQUITED LOVE??? “...The last time I saw my two best friends, I vowed to not stand in the way of their happiness, even if that meant I couldn’t be a part of their lives. Cameron James and her emerald-green eyes were too much of a temptation and I couldn’t stay and watch them together. Cameron deserved better than me. She deserved him. But now that I am back, things are different. I’m not going to stand by and watch the woman I’ve always loved slip away again...”
  33. The Lullaby Girl (Angie Pallorino Book 2) by Loreth Anne White
  34. Heather’s Choice (MacLarens of Boundary Mountain Book 5) by Shirleen Davies
  35. Alec Mackenzie’s Art of Seduction: Mackenzies (Mackenzies Series Book 9) by Jennifer Ashley
  36. Sweet Pease (Thornton Vermont Book 2) by Jenny Gardiner
  37. Buttons and Blame by Penelope Sky <— DARK SERIES THAT NEEDS TO BE READ IN ORDER… but sounds DARN good!
  38. Worth The Flight (Worth Series Book 7): A Copper Country Romance by Mara Jacobs
  39. Anything For Love (The Hunter Brothers Book 1) by Lola StVil
  40. Deadly Premonitions (The Safeguard Series, Book Six) by Kennedy Layne
  41. Temptation Island (Murder in Paradise Series) by Rachel Woods
  42. Diamond in the Rough by Brenda Jernigan
  43. Chased by the Billionaire (The Anderson Brothers) by Lizabeth Scott
  44. Sing Me Something Happy by Bruce A. Stewart
  45. Welcome to Wishing Bridge (Wishing Bridge Series Book 1) by Elena Matthews
  46. Double Trouble by Sierra Cartwright <— SHE’S A SUBMISSIVE & HE WINS HER IN AN AUCTION SHE NEVER WANTED TO BE IN… “...Helpless, trapped by the glare of a spotlight at an auction she never agreed to participate in, Bridget is stunned when bidding for a weekend with her goes higher and higher. She’s frantic when she realizes the gorgeous, successful Daniel Armstrong has won her. For years, she’s been attracted to the renowned heartbreaker, but she’s kept him at a distance to protect herself. Then one night, she sees him at a BDSM club, and there’s no doubt he recognizes her submissive tendencies...”
  47. Reaper (Montana Bounty Hunters Book 1) by Delilah Devlin
  48. Limitless Love (The Lotus House Series Book 4) by Lila James
  49. Breaking Free (The Den Boys Book 3) by A.T. Brennan
  50. Secret Heir (The House of Morgan) by Victoria Pinder
  51. Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum Book 24) by Janet Evanovich <— JANET EVANOVICH ALERT!!! “Janet Evanovich’s #1 New York Times bestselling sensation Stephanie Plum returns in her twenty-forth thriller as mutilated corpses litter the streets of New Jersey…
  52. He Loves Me…KNOT by RC Boldt <— SHE LEFT HIM AT THE ALTAR... “...Eight years later, I have the life I’ve always wanted. As an advertising account executive, my world is damn near perfect. Until I come face-to-face with my past. With the man I once loved. The man who holds my future in his hands. The man who’s hell-bent on getting even with me for leaving him at the altar…
  53. Welcome to Wishing Bridge (Wishing Bridge Series Book 1) by Ruth Logan Herne
  54. Sweet Pease (Thornton Vermont Book 2) by Cameron D. Garriepy
  55. Cherish Hard (Hard Play Book 1) by Nalini Singh <— NALINI SINGH ALERT!!…Ísa Rain craves a man who will cherish her, aches to create a loving family of her own. Trading steamy kisses with a hot gardener in a parking lot? Not the way to true love. Then a deal with the devil (aka her CEO-mother) makes Ísa a corporate VP for the summer. Her main task? Working closely with a certain hot gardener...”
  56. Wicked Torture (Wicked Nights (Stark World) Book 3) by J. Kenner
  57. Healing Hope by C.A. Harms
  58. Saving Graves: A Club Irons Novel by Drew Sera
  59. The Paris Secret by Karen Swan
  60. Seducing the Defendant (The Conflict of Interest Series Book 2) by Chantal Fernando
  61. The Baobab Beach Retreat: The Hopeful Years Book 2 by Kate Frost
  62. Cuffed by His Charm: A Dirty Little Secrets Novel by Stacey Kennedy <— HIS SWEET EMPLOYEE SOLD HIM OUT ALERT!!The multimillionaire owner of a chain of successful Irish pubs, Gabe O’Keefe loves being in the spotlight almost as much as he loves women. But when all his secrets are exposed in a shameless tabloid, his glistening reputation takes a hit. What hurts most is learning who sold him out: sweet and sensual McKenna Archer, his own employee...”
  63. Talk of Shame: What a Rush by Alex Everwood
  64. All Wrapped Up: A Christmas Anthology by Bree Verity
                                                                  

 

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

         

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Happy Monday everybody!! It’s the start to another great week, and it kicks off nicely ’cause quite a few books snuck in early today (like that awesome-sounding one to the left). And tomorrow looks like it’s going to be a BIG new book release list again. :D !!! I posted some highlights from what’s going live at midnight, too.

P.S. Just in case you missed this yesterday, my latest book review is up (and I gave this FIVE stars!!). IT. WAS. AMAZING!!! ➔ Book Review – Wait for It by Mariana Zapata

LOOK WHAT JUST WENT LIVE!!

  1. Spider by Ilsa Madden Mills <— LIVE!!! ROCK STAR SAT NEXT TO HER ON A PLANE ALERT!!! P.S. EVERYONE WARNS her about him. ;) Oh WOW look at this cover… and I wanted to post the whole blurb ’cause it’s all GASP-worthy and sounds full of delightful trouble!!! LOL!!! But here’s just a tidbit… ;) “He calls himself Spider. I just knew him as the sinfully gorgeous guy with eyes of fire that fate sat next to me on the airplane. I didn’t know who he really was…British rock star…my stepbrother. He kissed me because he thought we’d never see each other again. We would…”
  2. True Abandon by Jeannine Colette <— LIVE!!! JEANNINE COLETTE’S LATEST AND WOW!!! This one gave me a blurb-jolt! Her ex-boyfriend destroyed her life in high school… “...A decade later she’s living in Manhattan — she has a roommate, a steady boyfriend and a career. When a hurricane puts the city on lock down, Trish gets a message she never thought she’d receive: Jackson is dying and alone. In a city of millions, she is the only person who can sit by his side…” P.S. Here’s the prologue and first chapter. :)
  3. Love on the Edge of Time by Julie Richman <— LIVE!! JULIE RICHMAN ALERT!! Sounds like forbidden/unrequited love, and a true soulmate love story!! Her patients have been searching for each other lifetime after lifetime but…” Claire has committed the ultimate sin in the medical world. She’s fallen for the one man she’s forbidden to love. Her patient, Jesse Winslow. And she’s not about to lose him to Kylie Martin… Again…” P.S. The author has sent over Five Fun Facts about this book!
  4. Decker and Joy: North Pole Unlimited 1 by Elle Rush
  5. The Irredeemable Billionaire (The Muse Series) by Lexxie Couper
  6. Trouble Next Door by Stefanie London
  7. Take Down (Blood and Glory Book 2) by Harper St. George & Tara Wyatt <— LIVE!! MMA FIGHTER ALERT!!…He spends his days slaying his monsters in the octagon, and his evenings numbing himself with sexual conquests. With his painful baggage, he’s not looking for anything beyond his no-strings-attached lifestyle. But journalist Megan Sinclair won’t leave him alone. She’s intensely drawn to Gabe from the moment she meets him, and wants to know more about the secretive man who both intrigues her and makes her heart race…”
  8. Dangerously Dark: A New Adult Paranormal Romance (The Dreamcaster Series) by C.J. Burright <— LIVE!! THIS STRANGER FACEPLATES ON HER FLOOR…  ”Quinn Carmichael escapes to a remote lodge for a weekend recharge, needing respite…especially from the nightmares that haunt even her days. When a wounded, sexy-as-sin stranger faceplants unconscious on her kitchen floor, there’s something disturbingly familiar about him—as in he’s the boy from her childhood dreams.”
  9. Perfect Match: (A Romantic Comedy) by Lila Monroe <— LIVE!! CAN SHE FIND THIS MILLIONAIRE A MATCH?…he’s also my last shot to take my new dating app from kick-ass idea to world-conquering, million-dollar reality. There’s just one problem: he doesn’t believe you can make a program for love. With my future on the line, I set him a challenge: if I can use the app to find his soulmate, he’ll invest in my company. Simple, right? Wrong…”
  10. Defying His Charm (The Steele Brothers Book 5) by Elizabeth Lennox <— LIVE!! SHE HAS RULES!!She had rules! She had a life plan that worked for her! Go to the gym, eat salads and broccoli. Focus on her career and steer clear of Luke Steele! The first part of the plan…well, she accomplished that on some days. The last rule…um…well, he wasn’t helping her...”
  11. Treachery’s Devotion (The Masters’ Admiralty Book 1) by Lila Dubois and Mari Carr <— LIVE!! SOUNDS LIKE A FAMILY SAGA!! “…Sophia Starabba is a brilliant scholar and accomplished law enforcement officer, working for Italy’s cultural heritage protection department. But none of that matters to her family or the other members of the territory of Rome. To them she’s the “Principessa”- daughter of the Admiral…”
  12. Just One Taste by Sami Lee <— LIVE!! OOOOPS!! MISTAKEN IDENTITY ALERT!! “...She contacts an exclusive agency who promises to send her a man who can fulfill her every desire. But the man they send is nothing like she expected. Just one night with Sarah is enough to have vineyard owner David craving more. He’d planned to try and approach her with a business proposition, but he never expected her to even agree to talk to him, let alone take him to bed. This case of mistaken identity turns out to be the best night of his life…”
  13. Midnight Magic (A Ghost & Abby Mystery Book 1) by Jo-Ann Carson
  14. Sheet Music (Razor’s Edge Book 1) by K.L. Myers
  15. Dirty Games (Tropical Temptation Book 4) by Samanthe Beck
  16. One Man’s Trash (The Heretic Doms Club Book 1) by Marie Sexton <— LIVE!! M/M ROMANCE!! THEY BECOME ROOMMATES…At first, Warren thinks he’s struck gold. Taylor’s the perfect roommate — he cooks, he cleans, and he’s dynamite in the sack. But Taylor has some dark demons in his head and some even darker cravings. Falling for somebody as volatile as Taylor is dangerous enough, but when Taylor’s urges turn truly self-destructive, it’ll be up to Warren to decide just how far to let things go.”
  17. His Knight (Shining Armor Book 1) by Charity Parkerson <— M/M ROMANCE
  18. Broken Sun (City to City Book 2) by B.D. Roca <— M/M ROMANCE
  19. Served Cold (Best Revenge) by Marie Harte <— LIVE!! SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!! He broke her heart in high school... “…When a night out with friends—and a couple of glasses of wine—starts them all talking about regrets, Ann decides it’s time to confront the past. Luckily, hers has recently moved back to town, and he looks just as good as ever...”
  20. Served Hot (Best Revenge) by Marie Harte
  21. Served Sweet (Best Revenge) by Marie Harte
  22. The Flirtation (Work Less, Play More Book 2) by Kayley Loring <— LIVE!! OFFICE ROMANCE ALERT!! (sort of). ;) “...she has been tasked with handling her firm’s transatlantic business affairs, which means she actually gets paid to Skype with Luke Mason, an impossibly handsome and charming British business consultant in London. She could never consider falling for him since she has no room for it on her life schedule, but every girl needs a harmless work crush to get her through the day...” And it can be read as a standalone.
  23. Two Weeks ‘Til Christmas by Laura Greaves <— LIVE!!! SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE?? “…she never expected fate to bring Scotty, her oldest friend and first love back into her life. Or for Scotty to tell her that he’s about to get married – to a girl he barely knows…”
  24. Picture Perfect by Jade C. Jamison

                      

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

  1. Defiant Queen (Anti-Heroes Collection Book 2) by Meghan March - November 14th 2017
  2. Artemis: A Novel by Andy Weir - November 14th 2017
  3. Crowned by Hate (Crowned #1) by Amo Jones - November 14th 2017
  4. Rock Solid by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde - November 14th 2017
  5. Obsession Mine (Tormentor Mine Book 2) by Anna Zaires – November 14th 2017
  6. Misadventures of a City Girl by Meredith Wild & Chelle Bliss - November 14th 2017
  7. Bodyguard (Hollywood A-List Book 2) by C.D. Reiss – November 14th 2017
  8. The Bed Mate: A Room Mate Novella by Kendall Ryan – November 14th 2017
  9. Buttons and Blame - November 14th 2017
  10. Double Trouble by Sierra Cartwright - November 14th 2017
  11. Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum Book 24) by Janet Evanovich - November 14th 2017
  12. Defiant Queen (Anti-Heroes Collection Book 2) by Meghan March - November 14th 2017
  13. Wish You Were Mine by Tara Sivec - November 14th 2017
  14. Cherish Hard (Hard Play Book 1) by Nalini Singh - November 14th 2017
  15. Wicked Torture (Wicked Nights (Stark World) Book 3) by J. Kenner - November 14th 2017
  16. Begin Again: Allie and Kaden’s Story by Mona Kasten - November 14th 2017
  17. Cuffed by His Charm: A Dirty Little Secrets Novel by Stacey Kennedy - November 14th 2017
  18. On the Way to You by Kandi Steiner - November 16th 2017

                    

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<— True Abandon JUST WENT LIVE!!!!! I love this author, and the blurb for this one gave me a jolt too. He’s her ex, and he ruined her life in high school…

“Trish Hogan’s life was destroyed when she gave her trust to her high school boyfriend, Jackson, and he abused it, changing the course of her life forever.

A decade later she’s living in Manhattan — she has a roommate, a steady boyfriend and a career. When a hurricane puts the city on lock down, Trish gets a message she never thought she’d receive: Jackson is dying and alone. In a city of millions, she is the only person who can sit by his side…”

P.S. I have some treats for you to “taste-test” it. ;)

Jean: love this series!

R: I beta-read True Abandon …awesome!

Oh yes. The author sent over the prologue AND the first chapter for us to indulge in. :D !!!

PROLOGUE

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Wait for It
Okay, so you know when I say I’m in the mood for a certain kind of romance read, and I’m always searching for that “next” one? That one that has me dreaming about it, thinking about it, and reading in slow motion during those awesome parts. Those heartfelt, heart-tugging, butterfly inducing scenes. The silly (or serious) conversations. The surprising glances. The subtle possessive behavior by the one you’re (er… she’s) crushing on so hard, even though he doesn’t realize he’s doing it?

You know those illusive moments that give you goosebumps, and make you antsy (even though allllll of that pining and crushing and fuming is just as exciting as the “finaaaaalllly getting there” ;) )?

THIS IS IT. THIS is what I’m in the mood for. ALWAYS. I’ve come to realize that Mariana Zapata is officially one of my favorite authors. I’ve read five by her, including three of my favorites in the world (Kulti, The Wall of Winnipeg, and now this one) and I must say, each one that I’ve read, I’ve loved better than her last, making this one, my favorite of them all.

Maryse: So I’m reading “Wait For It” and I gotta say… the build-up and slow burn of it is pretty much… perfection. THIS is what I’m talking about when I say I want to have to work for it, and I LOVE that I’m only in HER head and I have NO clue what he’s thinking. AND I LOVE that he’s so BELIEVABLY brooding and stand-offish and there are no innuendos from his part.

And I LOVE that I’m getting to know the main character and HER life, and the kids, and her work, and her freak-outs, and her personality and that it’s not all wrapped up in him. But I also love that she’s so unsure around him, too. Because of that, I’ve got butterflies. IT IS SO GOOOOOOOD. I’m loving EVERY single thing about this story.

Reanell: YES!!! This is one of my favorites for 2017!!!

Clare: It’s fabulous on audio too! Love it.

Alanna: This was the first book I ever read by Mariana Zapata and it hooked me. I devoured the rest of her books.

Chrissy: She truly has a gift for the slow burn!! Loved The Wall of Winnipeg and and Kulti. Also Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin!

Jennifer: YES!!!! Soooo excited!!!! Isn’t it AAHHMazing??!!

Maryse: I am sooooo happy reading this right now. I don’t want to do anything else!!

Jennifer: AGREED!!! A week later and it’s still on my mind.

Jen: Some authors can write and then some authors can WRITE!! Mariana Zapata!! I cried and cried when Wait for it was over! My husband said Jennifer !! Why would you read a book with a sad ending! I said it has a happy ending! I am just so sad it is over!! I feel like I know those characters! What a beautiful book. How can you fall in love with characters in a book?? She makes it so easy! Ahhhhh!!!

Maryse: OHHH YES Jen! Now I finally get this comment. I AGREE. Leaving them… SO HARD. I want to stay!!!!

Tessa: oh, Wait for It is so good. Just everything I loved about Kulti is in this book. You all must read it!

D.G.: Maryse – you will LOVE Wait For It! I think I gushed over it for a week or two because it is a slow burn and reunion all in one! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVED it (5 loves instead of stars!!)

Cheryl: I enjoyed Wait For It too!! But dear god that title was dead on; S–L–O–W burn romance. The author is the queen of those!

bev: Finished Wait for It. Very sweet read. …slow moving & slow burn. And prefect for a lazy morning.

Jan: …Wait For It seems to be similar in style to Kulti and Wow, although it’s a different kind of story from those two. The h is Diana Cassilis, best friend of Vanessa (from WoW) and a relative (cousin maybe?) of Sal from Kulti. But it’s completely a standalone. You gradually get to know the great characters in the book as their stories unfold and relationships develop. Diana is just lovely, and she’s got a heckuva lot to deal with but she does it so well. And there are lots of funny, sweet moments.

I’m glued to this book and have dropped the other ones I was reading till I’m done with this one. So far I highly recommend it to anyone who liked Kulti or WoW or who appreciates slow burn and well-written characters with integrity.

Kate: That book was great. I’m not always a fan of the slow burn but this book was fantastic

Natasha: YES YES YES!!! This book is perfection!!!!

Oh I KNOW you want to read this!!! :)

What’s it about? Okay! I got this!

So… Diana has just moved into the neighborhood and bought herself a sweet little house in a quiet neighborhood for her and her two very young nephews, that she is now parenting.

Both boys sat there, looking at me expectantly, making me feel like a shepherd to my sheep.

A shepherd who didn’t always know the right direction to go.

I could only try my best and hope it was good enough. Then again, wasn’t that the story to everyone’s lives? “Everything is going to be okay. I promise.”

Life is picking up, stabilizing, and while she is somewhat overwhelmed with becoming a parent overnight to a 5 year old and 10 year old (her brother’s children), she’s getting the hang of it.

Nothing before the age of twenty-six could have prepared me for raising two boys. Really. There wasn’t a single thing.

And anyway, she was always the “favorite aunt” and the trio love each other like crazy!

They were my boys. Maybe they hadn’t come straight from my body, but they were as mine as they could get. Plus, what did it matter if he thought I was a single mom? I was a single aunt. A single guardian. That was basically the same thing.

And as she settles into her new life, and her new home, with her new family, she also is forced to get to know a few neighbors. A sweet (albeit somewhat opinionated senior down the street) that often needs Diana’s assistance, and the two brothers across the street. Both hot, but one (Jackson)… a total A$$ (and I mean… unapologetic in his rudeness)!!! And his older brother, Dallas <— (a HOT and angry-looking badass!!!!).

The man’s eyebrows twitched. “Yeah. I’m your neighbor. He’s only staying with me.”

This was my neighbor.

All this was my neighbor?

What the hell?

This tall, muscular, tanned-skin man with tattoos to his elbows and a body that made me want to pray he did the lawn with his shirt off was my neighbor.

He’s set in his life, has no time for bullsh*t, although is somewhat gentler in his approach. He coaches little league baseball, he’s solid in his company, and has enough of his own life to deal with.

In fact, one of my favorite scenes, that LET ME KNOW this was going to be “true” to the slow-burn (and no-nonsense) promise was when she was at a local bar with her new friend/colleagues one night and during a moment alone, she notices her “across-the-street” hot-but-grumpy neighbor that she ended up helping during a moment of duress. Hoping to make a new friend, she goes over to say hi! She pats him on the back, and he doesn’t turn around. She tries again, and when he finally looks over his shoulder and sees her, he doesn’t get all innuendo-y. He barely acknowledges her, politely <— (barely) accepts her “hello”, and turns back to the game he’s watching at the bar. No come ons. No rudely spoken rebuffs. Just… okay, yeah. Hi.

Great. He didn’t recognize me.

“Hi.” I flashed him a smile that was about 98 percent “why did I do this?”

“I’m Diana, your neighbor,” I explained, because though we’d met twice, apparently he still didn’t remember me. If that didn’t make a girl feel good, I didn’t know what would.

Dallas blinked once more and slowly gave me a hesitant, wary look as he nodded. “Diana, yeah.”

I blinked at the most unenthusiastic greeting I’d ever been welcomed with.

And then to make it worse, his frown made a reappearance at the same time his gaze flicked around the bar. “This is a surprise,” he said slowly, his forehead still lined with confusion or discomfort, or both. I didn’t know why.

SO. REAL.

Oh… no. I am not saying that being ignored is hot. What I’m saying is… if you’re hot or not (and Diana is DARN CUTE in all ways!!!), Dallas is not THAT player.

I could tell where I was wanted and where I wasn’t.

“All right, I just wanted to say a friendly ‘hello.’ I’ll see you later, neighbor.” I finished in one breath, regretting making the decision to come over more than I had regretted anything in recent history.

That furrow between my neighbor’s eyebrows deepened as his gaze swept over me briefly before moving back to the television as he shifted forward in his seat, dismissing me. The action was so fucking rude, my stomach churned from how insulted I was. “’ Kay. See you around,” he said.

Thank God I had said I was leaving first.

He’s uninterested in flirting shenanigans, and hitting or being hit on, and all that goes with that. And you know what? Everything about his personality is believable (because the author LETS. HIM. BE.)!!!!!!! There’s no public “bad-ass attitude”, and then soliloquies (or innuendoes of how badly he wants to get in her pants… etc etc…) rolleyes that totally (for me) puts a damper on the tension and anticipation.

Yep. He’s brooding, no-nonsense, and not looking for a relationship.

But you know what? We don’t know either way. ‘Cause we’re only seeing life (and him) through HER eyes. And his attitude is true. His brusque persona is WHO we get, because for the most part? It IS who he is. And for a good reason.

My neighbor’s eyelids swung low over the brown-green-gold color of his irises.

“Anyone ever told you you have a staring problem?”

GASP!!!!!!!! eek Why, I NEVER…!!!! mad

What you see, with Dallas, is WHAT. WE. GET. And I LOVE THAT. They are strangers on the same street, before they finally become acknowledged neighbors. They are acknowledged neighbors before they become a SEMBLANCE of friends. They are a semblance of friends, before they actually become REAL friends (and I mean ONLY friends)… and the rest… well. ;) That’s to be explored. And what an exploration it is.

OH BOY do we have a lot to discover… and live. And feeeeeeeeel. HOLY MOLY DO WE FEEL! This book brought me to tears quite a few times, while making my heart flutter the whole way through. In angst. In need. In frustration. In heartbreak. In worry. In love.

One of my favorite books ever. Every single character in this story is true-to-life, believable, whole, and real in their own way.

HOLY MOLY, 670 pages (and you know it needs to be really gooooood for me to stay connected for this long of a story) and I never wanted it to end. I WAS HOOOOOOKED.

Wait for it… Wait. For. iiiiiiiiiiit;)

5 STARS!!!!!

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