Six Labor Day eBook Bargain Finds!

by Maryse on September 1, 2014 · 34 comments

in eBook Deals

So while many of us are enjoying the last day of an awesome long weekend (and I read allllll weekend!!), it appears we have a little “Labor Day” bargain-bookfest! So I thought I’d highlight ‘em here. ;)

  • In Her Wake: A Ten Tiny Breaths Novella (The Ten Tiny Breaths Series) by K.A. Tucker <— JUST RELEASED!!! (it says novella, but Amazon indicates it’s over 300 pages…). Oh and this is a prequel to “Ten Tiny Breaths” but best read AFTER that one.  I LOVED Ten Tiny Breaths (<— my review)! And Melannie agrees, saying: “I love every single book in this series. So happy to see there’s another one!“ Here’s the series reading order.
  • Breathless by Heidi McLaughlin, Emily Snow, Tijan, K.A. Robinson, Crystal Spears, Ilsa Madden-Mills, Kahlen Aymes, Jessica Wood, Sarah Dosher, Skyla Madi, Aleatha Romig (A PEEK BEYOND THE CONSEQUENCES), J.S. Cooper <— here’s another brand spankin’ new release! It’s an anthology (featuring books by so many of our fav authors!) and it’s only 0.99 cents today!
  • Spin (Songs of Corruption Book 1) by C.D. Reiss <— so many LOVE this one and it’s only 0.99 cents today! MAFIA ALERT!! And Sally just said: “LOVED this book , snatch it up ladies!” and Lori agrees: “Love the Capo!!! Can’t wait for the next, think it’s gonna be amazing
  • Unlit Star by Lindy Zart <— From last week’s list, only 0.99 cents and it appears to be a gem, so I’m bringing it back!!
MichelleS: Someone’s review says she was, “exquisitely gutted” after reading this, and the rest of the reviews seem to agree. I just HAVE TO KNOW what has all these woman in sweet agony!!! Amazon… why are you doing this to me? Another recommendation I am putting out there. Hoping for some feedback.

Maryse’s Book Blog: That one was on one of my lists this week!

Michelle: it was? that ginormous list from the other day? downloaded the sample… yup – it sure was – I just found it buried in your Aug 29th list…. wish someone would read it and tell me how it was…..

Maryse’s Book Blog: I nominate you! I know that one is going to kill me.

Debbie: It was good. You will need Kleenexes.

  • Bite & Release by Cory Cyr <— Michelle found us this 0.99 cents deal too, saying: “So here’s another one amazon recommends for me…. sounds interesting. There’s a 13 year age difference. She left Alaska and has to come back 13 years later for her father’s funeral. He was the rotten kid she used to babysit (not sure how I feel about that)… but it has good reviews and it’s only .99… so maybe? (and the guy on the cover is cute, as if that matters in any way)…“ I wasn’t sure if it was paranormal by that title, but I’m thinking it isn’t after reading the blurb —> “Confusion, guilt and lust bombard Ryan as she battles the memories of the little boy she used to know while still being drawn to the heart-stopping man he has become.”
  • Sound Advice (Sensations Collection Book 1) by L.B. Dunbar <— on sale for only 0.99 cents in celebration of the release of her book #2… OH YES!!! I remember this blurb… he’s moooooody!! “Calling Jess Carter’s clenched jaw and denim-colored eyes part of his standoffish manner was an understatement. His brooding exterior bordered on being downright rude. From the moment I bumped into him, quite literally, our lives began to intertwine in a way that made me question what I wanted.
  • Taste Test: (Sensations Collection 2) by L.B. Dunbar <— JUST RELEASED!!! And author assures us they can be read as standalones!! YAY!!!
      
And…
PRE-ORDERS (going live tomorrow!!):

         

 

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Beauty and the Mustache: A Philosophical Romance (Knitting in the City Book 4)
Beauty and the Mustache, huh? LOL! I had no idea what to think when I saw that cover. ;) But this author is well-known for her quirky, comedic romances (in fact, here’s my review of her book #1 Neanderthal Seeks Human <— *snort* see what I mean about her book titles?), so I had a feeling we were headed for pure entertainment.

But it was when I received these recommendations (with the promise that it read perfectly as a standalone and I could skip right to it), that I immediately placed this one at the top of my TBR list. I was so excited. (P.S. many recommend reading the series in order anyway, to get the full “character” impact: Knitting in the City Series Reading Order)

Maryse’s Book Blog: Wow you guys, a commenter on my blog is going CRAZY for Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid. Okay this has GOT to be my next read after Black Lies. Can I read it as a standalone? Do you guys know? I’m dying to know *that feeling* they’re having… Okay, so Karen said: “I’m 70% into Beauty and the Mustache and… I don’t even know what to say. I saw you mentioned it so I had to tell you that it is so so so romantic. It’s got to be the most romantic book I’ve read in forever. It’s giving me all the feels like I can’t catch my breath. I had to force myself to put it down because I don’t want it to end but I can’t stop thinking about it!! Ah!!! I don’t want to jinx it but I think this is going to be my favorite book of the year!” and then she said: “I just finished Beauty and the Mustache. It’s going to take me a while to recover from it. I have THE WORST book hangover, I can’t stop thinking about Drew. Ah! I’m shaking!!” <—- eek I WANNA SHAKE TOO!!!!!!!!!!

Jodi: I just started it… Hopefully it will get me out of my book snit..

Darci: It can be read as a stand alone, but some of the characters are introduced in earlier books. I don’t think you would be completely lost if you just read this one, but having read all the prior books, it was much more fun to read this one. Hope that helps

Stacy: I absolutely love this series! Can’t wait to dive in to this one, too!!! One of my favorite series ever!

Kelly: Wasn’t interested originally in Beauty and the Mustache but tried anyway. I’m laughing and swooning. My fave’s so far: “I wanted to braid his beard”, and “does he give you zings in your things?”. Oh, and love the bathroom schedule!!!

Bobbi: Just finished … it was amazing. Loved it and it did give me the same kind of feeling that Archer’ s Voice did …. I adored Drew … I think he may actually be my new #1!

Maryse’s Book Blog: I like the sound of that!!! :D

Kandace: Reading it right now. I’m seriously in.. I can tell this is going to be a special story.

Angie: So I started this and Maryse this book is AMAZING. Like  AMAZING! Holy crap. I can’t wait to devour every single book ever written by this author. THE GIRL CAN WRITE! Wow, and her characters are INCREDIBLE. I’m all mushy and in love right now.

Lori: Just finished!! she handled it all so perfectly!!! The wisdom, the love, the family, the poetry, the humor, fanfreakintastic! SWOON even some slow reading Maryse!! I can’t wait for your review

Yep. I too wanted to be all mushy and in love, and so I spent my Sunday in my comedy romance world and experienced a wide range of emotions (even one that I wasn’t expecting, that actually was a BIG part of the story).

I laughed (5 stars on the comedy).

Maryse’s Book blog: Haha!!  I’m loving Beauty and the Mustache” already. The purple nurple was hilarious, but the “schedule” scene? Priceless. I’m one happy reader this weekend!

Tracie: I’m loving this right now!! Nurples, schedules and COOOOOONS!! Freaking priceless. So glad I saw this on your blog.

Jeanie: ”Today is Wednesday. I thought no one was assigned Wednesday.” “Unassigned days are wild card days, first come, first serve deal.” LMAO!!!!!!!!!

Bethany:  I love the schedule! And all of her brothers are so great. The bear & coon scene though… Fantastic!

Kandace: The coon scene was hilarious. OMGosh I’m still laughing.

Swooned. Huge and commanding. Scowly, moody, brooding and very independent. And yet so gentle and patient. A true hero.

“Tell me what you need,” he said between raining soft kisses against my hair, temple, and cheek. “I’ll do anything for you.”

I heard him, but I didn’t really process his words other than at the most basic level. He wanted to help me. That was the takeaway message.

Therefore, I wiped my nose on his shirt and said between tears, “I’m using your shirt as a tissue.”

Okay so I both *swoooooooned* and *snorted* there. :P

P.S. 5 stars on the journal <— OMG that was one of the most deep, heart wrenching, romantic things I’ve ever read!

Kandace: It was so romantic in a scowling H way. It’s just a beautiful story. I loved how each person has a role. Together they were AMAZing. It’s a beautiful story about roots.

Lori: I have to admit, I love a “brooder”!

Maryse: Brooding heroes are my favorite too. *sigh* ‘Cause when they smile or are sweet it is amazing!!! AND… they are always SO sweet.

Jillian: That scene where she’s wading around in the creek? And he recites that poem? GAH!! The departing line – I literally was gobsmacked. That’s the only way I can explain it. And then I fell in love with him just a little bit more because – DAMN!

Maryse: Here. Not here. :( wow. Loved that line…

Tracie: Gah!! The journal! I have no words. This book was beyond amazeballs. So so glad I read it.

Maryse: The journal KILLED ME in awesomeness. WOW.

AND there were tears. Sad tears, of all things (5 stars on that part of the story, too). ‘Cause this wasn’t just “funny”. There was a bittersweet reason that brought all of these quirky characters together, and it did break my heart (made it feel real). And brought depth to this story amongst all of its hilarity.

Maryse: OMG that gorgeous “sound of rain” scene (about half way in) was AMAZINGLY written… perfection!!!!!! And I feel like crying right now…

Tracie: Me too^^. I loved the rain description too, I could just hear it.

Good stuff!

The writing was great, but at times… it would simply take my breath away.

Around 2:00 a.m., I left the den, taking my quilt with me, and tiptoed to the backdoor. My plan was to stand on the back porch and listen to the rainstorm without the obstruction of walls.

Rain sounded different in the Smoky Mountains than it did in Chicago. The difference between a rainstorm in the city and a rainstorm in the mountains was the difference between hearing a song over the speaker of your cell phone versus listening to a live concert.

In the city, the sound was dull, rain hitting pavement, dumpsters, awnings, windows, and building. The sound was all treble with no bass.

In the old mountains, however, rain hit the surface of every leaf, every stone, every stream. It echoed, it surrounded, it felt layered and rich and comforting.

Paired with the smell of fresh, clean water, intermittent distance flashed of lighting and the nearly constant gentle rolling of thunder – the soft kind that is felt in the chest and subtly shakes the ground – the storm was more than a sound. It was an experience that touched every one of my senses.

Standing on the porch, I closed my eyes, cleaned my mind, and breathed in the storm.

And then I cried.

Oh WOW… right?!! That blew me away. Tears…

Mind you at times, I did find my attention waning, skim-reading through certain scenes, looking… hoping… to find more emotional intensity (because believe me, it is that kind of story!). And while this story was certainly angst-laden, I found that certain situations that should have had my heart aching badly, were not as thoroughly explored.

*okay so now skip this part if you want to go into this book “blind”. I don’t give actual spoilers, but I do analyze my experience of some “things”, just so you know. ;) *

It’s hard to explain what I mean here, but some events were just BIG, you know? Heartbreaking, or shocking, or… infuriating. I won’t say which scenes (you may experience them differently than I did), but there are a few that I expected more out of, and while I knew what she was feeling, I didn’t always get to feel it with her. Plenty of emotion, mind you. But there were situations and events that occurred that I expected to knock me on my butt in emotional overload. But for some reason, the emotional impact was almost… glossed over.

Maybe the author did that on purpose… not to drown us in angst? Maybe she did it for my own good? I probably should be thanking her for that. ;) But… time would go by, and I’d realize, “Oh?!! It’s already been weeks?”. And then… “It’s been weeks again!??” But what about the days in between? What about her thoughts? What about her memories? What about her catatonic state? Her frame of mind? And believe me, as often as she was told to “change her clothes and take a shower and eat already”, I KNOW she sat in her own depressed stupor. :P Tee hee!! So that’s it. That was what was missing, to me. At times we were told things, after the fact, and the story would simply progress from there. Angsty, yes, but considering the depth of the story, I just expected more in certain parts. And these were important parts, for that matter. A lot of funny “friends” interactions, a side-story “villain”, too, but there was something missing, for me, when it came to what should have been my favorite part.

*Okay you can come back now!! :D *

But all that to say, enjoyable! I didn’t get the shakes, or the love-fog, but I did chuckle a ton, I did have tears in my eyes, I relished the family-feel and I swooned. *sigh* That journal… ;)

4 stars <— (5 stars for quite a few unforgettable scenes and gorgeous writing, and 3.5 stars for the moments I felt I missed).

 

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<— The follow-up to this book by one of our favorite angst-authors was just released a few days ago! Plus I just found out there’ll be a third book, so I thought I’d put up the series reading order. Our fellow readers are loving it!

Laura: I have to mention, that K A Linde did not disappoint with her strong woman character in Off the Record and it had just the right amount of angst, plus Brady is swoon-worthy!  She delivered and I was skeptical after loving her Avoiding series….don’t miss this one!

Summer: Both books are fab I like these better than her Avoiding Series. Highly recommend!

Leeann: Loved the first and reading the second one now. So good!

Nydia: So good!! I love Brady Maxwell. Can’t wait for book 3, so much better than the Avoiding Series.

Cassie: Loved both! And agreed! Much better than the Avoiding Series!

Shelley: Half-way through the second book as we speak! I loved the first one…the second one is so angsty (is that a word? It should be!)

About book #1:

Liz Dougherty has no idea that a single question is about to change her life.

Her first big reporting assignment for her North Carolina college newspaper has her covering a state senator’s impromptu press conference. Brady Maxwell may have everything it takes to be a politician—a winning pedigree, devastating good looks, a body made to wear suits—but his politics rub Liz the wrong way. When Liz’s hard-hitting question catches the upstart senator off-guard, it impresses Hayden Lane, Liz’s editor who feels she’s headed for a promising career as a reporter.

But Liz is also headed into a secret romance with Brady that could destroy both their ambitions. Though he’s a bachelor, potential voters might frown on Brady cozying up to a reporter. And Liz isn’t sure sneaking around is enough for her—especially when things between her and Hayden might be less platonic than she thought.

  

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Black Lies
You say you’re in the mood for a romance roller-coaster, do you? Well THIS. IS. IT! And I shouldn’t have expected anything less from this author. She rocked my world twist-wise (and while I’m at it, romance-wise), with her fabulous Sex Love Repeat, and she totallllllly did it again with this one. Two AWESOME standalones, that have nothing to do with each other, but are so clever and intense, and crazy and somewhat emotionally scary with the CRAZIEST twists that make you go whaaaaaaa!!?? NO. WAY!!!! Yep!!! They both have that “feel” that is… just right. Or is it Alessandra’s writing that has a “feel”? Either way, I LOVE that!

Now I’m just going to say… go in BLIND with this one, please!!! If you’re in the mood for a crazy, twisty romance story, then don’t even bother reading the rest of this review (for now). I gave it 4.5 stars (leaning on 5 stars), so just know that I loved it, so many fellow readers loved it, and it has a few *gasp-worthy* twists that most don’t even see coming. I don’t spoil anything below, but still…. just in case my review *sparks* creative “guesses” before you get it… don’t read anything below! ;)

Okay now for those of you that have read it, or want to know more?

This is a fantastic story, with fantastic writing, and characters you feel like you really know (but aren’t sure you like yet…).

Considering that start? I was already hating on a certain character. Couldn’t believe what I was reading, (the &%$#@!!!!) but I was SO IN!

That’s right. Turn and walk your pretty self away from this man. He will no longer touch your face. He will no longer make love to your body. He is mine. I will take your place.

Ooooooh… what the…? WHOA. Right??!

THAT is a hint at the feel of this story. Just a hint thought, ’cause it goes SO much deeper than that.

Dialogue (internal and external) all of that. Perfect. Nothing too over-the-top, even though it had that lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous soap-feel, but in perfect accordance to our reading tastes, you know? At times a bit “much”, but perfectly suited to where this story is going.

Maryse: Ooooooh funnnnn!! —> Black Lies, and I know I haven’t hit the part that has y’all freaking out so hard, but I’m almost there, and she’s just so BAD!!!! LOL!! *rubs hands together in anticipation* What am I in for!?? WAIT!!! WAIT!!! Don’t tell me. I love surprises.

Natasha: Best book ever, darling. You’re going to flip when you reach THE point in the story.

Claudia: Black  lies…….WOW!  Hurry  and finish.   Cant wait for your  review.

Bethany: I’m at 50%. This chick is something else!

Rebecka: Mind F@(k Freaking Fabulous!!

Melannie: Ahhhhhh good luck!

Bethany Lopez I just finished a little bit ago. You are in for a wild ride!!!

Yafit: On the edge of my seat for you! Enjoy!

Catherine: Squeeeee!!!! That book had me panting in anticipation!!!

Emma: I read this one from 1:00am- till dawn… OMG… Good

Rachel: Just finished! It is so good.

Maryse: Oh yesss I think I have an idea now!!!!!!! GAH! Imagine!??

Catherine: Cccaaaarrraaaayyyyzzzyyyyy!!!!!!

Karen: I loved this one! what a ride!!

Nadja: I’m at 82%. The start was a bit slow for me. But now i can’t put it down! Love it ♡

Abby: Oh I am 35% in, I think I guessed it and I’m so curious if I’m right.

Summer: I read the sample and it didn’t really pull me in but maybe I should just give it a try. Hmmm

Chrissy: I started last night!!!

Yvette: Omg!!! I loved this one!! Wait for it…… can’t wait to read your thoughts!!!!!!

Renate: OMGOMGOMGOMG……how did I not see this coming????

Maryse: *oooooooof!!!!* FINISHED!! I was right, and that was WAY COOL!!! Review coming tonight…

Michelle: Just started this one today. You guys are making me nervous!

Amanda: I finished last night!! I was mind blown!!!!!!

And boy does it go crazy! No worries, it ALL makes sense eventually. But… I can’t tell you anything about it. That convoluted blurb? It’s like that for a reason. It wants you to go in blind, get strapped in, and scream in angsty delight (frustrated as you envision all sorts of “things”) as it takes you on a wild ride. At times you’ll be like… UGH!!! What is her problem!!??? Why is she so *&^%$#@?!!! How… what? WHY!???

Go ahead. Judge me. You have no idea what love entails.

I love two men. I f*@k two men.

If you think you’ve heard this story before, you haven’t.

Eeeeep!! Right? ‘Cause what the heck could that mean?

And at times you’ll be all…. UGH!!! What is his problem!!??? Why is he so *&^%$#@?!!! How… what? WHY!???

It didn’t make sense. He was too perfect. How was I the first woman to tie him down.

And then…

“He is not built for a relationship, does not have time for you. I’m coming here, woman to woman, to ask you to stay away.”

And that’s it. No more from me.

Okay a little more. ;) I’ll give you a hint. Pure PURE sweet romance, love triangle (but of course, considering how she says she er… f@#ks two men ;) ), deviousness, and innocence. Bad guys or good guys? Selfish, or altruistic? Erm…. I guess you just have to read it to find out. No worries, it may be crazy, but it sure is fun!

  • Writing? Fabulous!
  • Heroine? Being in her head? I had the perfect love/hate relationship with her! I was appalled. And yet, I felt as if I was her.
  • Storyline? Allowed to progress naturally… coming in and out of scenes, or perspectives? I forgot I was reading it… instead I was living it!
  • Romance? BIG! And at times, heart-hurty. ;)
  • The twist? GASPWORTHY!!! And made the romance that much better when I reflected back on… er… stuff. ;)

4.5 stars!!! <— “WHAT what whaaaaaaat!!??” I’m hearing some of you exclaim. ;) I know… so many have given it 5 stars, and will be blown away ’cause… you know… it is pretty much… 5 stars. I’ll never forget it, that’s for sure.

But due to:

  • a *slight* distance in the romance part of it (I was feeling it, but it took awhile to REALLY feel it, you know what I mean?) and
  • except for the fact that I was even more blown away by Sex Love Repeat‘s twist (’cause I was totally blind-sided by it, and I guessed this one earlier than I should have…
  • and for the fact that while it was *almost* a straight-shot-read for me, but I was able to put it down a few times…

…I simply can’t give this one a higher rating than her other one. And I acknowledge that maybe it’s only my issue. Like guessing early, or not being as shocked as some were, that is. (P.S. there are a few twists so don’t get carried away with the “knowing”. It is surprising! And once the secrets are revealed, you still have NO idea how it’ll end…), but I can say it is ON the same level without a doubt.

Maybe… I was hoping for “guessing the twist”, thinking I was right, and then being blown away by being totally wrong. You know? I know… I’m asking for too much aren’t I?

Especially considering how awesomely this one played out. :D

I was a stupid, self-assuming girl. Sitting at that table? Smug in my confidence of ownership? I’d never been so wrong. I didn’t have him. I only owned half of him. The other half? It was living a life I knew nothing about.

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Tuesday’s latest new release list has proven to be a GREAT one ’cause I’m getting awesome feedback on some of the books you guys one-clicked. Therefore, I’m highlighting a few of them again, right here. With these recommendations, I don’t know how I can possibly not jump right in!

In fact, late last night I started Black Lies and it absolutely grabbed me right from the start. Yikes!!! This girl sounds like a load of trouble and I. Am. IN! Amazing writing and while I’m still only in the first quarter, I know I’m about to be taken on a wild ride. Eeeeeep! I can’t wait to see what all the fuss is about. I posted a bunch of that “fuss” below in the list. You’ll see. ;) *rubs hands together with devious glee*

Plus, there are a bunch of AWESOME book-sales right now (like 0.99 cent Kristen Ashley books!!), and more reader recommendations that look promising (and some hot-guy recluses, to boot!). YAY US! Hehe.

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

P.P.S. Don’t have a Kindle? No problem! Amazon offers various free Kindle apps and a free Kindle Cloud reader for any and ALL of us to use. You can either use the free Kindle App for your smartphone, tablet, AND your desktop computer (just like you’re using a Kindle, but right through your web browser <— No need to download anything! :D )

NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order.

Todays latest reader recommendations and bargain ebook finds:

  • Beauty and the Mustache: A Philosophical Romance (Knitting in the City Book 4) by Penny Reid <— JUST RELEASED!! RECLUSE ALERT!!!! YAYAYYAYY!!!! (and here’s the series reading order). Getting RAVE reviews (just like her other books in this popular, funny series!) Kat says: “I read this the night it came out and I’m still trying to recover. I have a the worst book hangover and I’m super low on sleep. FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR!!!! Recluse who looks like a Viking and writes poetry? YES PLEASE I’ve decided to give up and just to re-read it.
  • Empathy by Ker Dukey <— JUST RELEASED!! PLUS it sounds like quite the DARK read!! This blurb totally made me *eeeeeep!!* I’m scared… and intrigued! Lori says: “Yes it’s really good so far!’” and Tracie, too: “Loving so far!!” and Kelly: “Stayed up waaay to late reading this last night and finished at lunch. Liked it a lot. The end was a bit rushed for me. Could have had it drawn out a bit more but overall it was definitely a good read.”
  • Being Neighborly: a novella by Carey Heywood <— JUST RELEASED!!
  • Ordinary (Exceptional Book 3) by Jess Petosa <— JUST RELEASED!! I haven’t read the blurb yet, ’cause it’s the conclusion of the series…
  • Unhinged: Book One by Nicole Edwards <— JUST RELEASED!!! “She’s supposed to be off limits to me. But that’s not a problem because I’ve perfected the art of breaking the rules. My name is Sebastian Trovato and this is the story of how I met the woman who unhinges me.
  • Jesus Freaks: Sins of the Father by Andrea Randall <— JUST RELEASED!!
  • Be My December by Rachel Brookes <— JUST RELEASED!! One of my fav authors (Aly Martinez) is reading this one and appears to be loving it! And it’s got quite the intriguing blurb… “The night my innocence was stolen, the night I made the mistake of saying no—a mistake I’d never make again. The dream of a ‘happily ever after’ was now a locked away myth. I promised myself that I’d never return to the place of my worst nightmare, that I’d never let anyone get close, but then again, I never thought I’d meet someone like him. The intense, confident and beautiful Ky Crawford.” <— but he doesn’t want to be her Prince Charming…
  • LOL Romantic Comedy Anthology – Volume 1 – Thirteen All-New Romance Stories by Bestselling Authors by Elle Casey, Julia Kent, Blair Babylon, Rachel Schurig, N.M. Silber, Daisy Prescott, Juliet Spenser, Gretchen Galway, Victoria Wessex, Caitie Quinn, Cassia Leo, Mimi Strong, Kelly Harper <— Jennifer found us this recently released anthology for only 0.99 cents today! :D
  • Hard Knox: The Outsider Chronicles by Nicole Williams <— This one came out this month, too and Kimmie LOVED it! “Just finished Hard Knox by Nicole Williams. So good. You’ve got to read. New book boyfriend alert!!!!! Know and the girl Charlie has a slick mouth and is so sarcastic.” Ahhh yes!! College writer trying to uncover if campus “bad boy” is actually campus “bad guy” and then wonders if he isn’t. And then wonders if he is… ;)
  • One Ride: Hellions Motorcycle Club (The Hellions Ride Book 1) by Chelsea Camaron <— BIKER BOOK ALERT! and it’s only 0.99 cents today.
  • Impulsively (Dante’s Nine MC) by Colleen Masters <— BIKER BOOK ALERT (and Stephanie found it for us today at only 0.99 cents!). It’s a standalone! “The damaged bad boy, womanizer, and the newest member of the Dante’s Nine MC has set his sights on her and now it’s game over. She knows what’s at stake getting involved with an outlaw like Brooks, but giving up control and letting him take what he wants, even for just a moment, is worth losing everything.
  • Aspen by Rebekah Crane <— sounds cute and recommended by a few of our fav authors! “Katelyn may have died — but she didn’t leave. Her ghost is following Aspen around, and heading into senior year, it’s kind of a problem. Especially when Katelyn’s former boyfriend Ben appears to be the only person at school with a clue as to how Aspen feels.”
  • Black Lies by Alessandra Torre <— This one is from Tuesday’s list and it is getting RAVE reviews. Considering how much I enjoyed other books by this author, I have no doubts this one is for me! In fact, I’m reading it right now. And Melannie is freaking out over it! “I think I saw somewhere that you were going to read Black Lies?? …… This is SO scandalous! At 42% and my face hasn’t changed it’s expression eekeekeekeekeekeekeekeek I love how different this story is! I’m also dying to know what Grant is hiding.” and Cheryl says: “Started Black Lies. Halfway thru and still don’t know exactly what is going on, but whatever it is, things are f*%@ed up!!!!” and Rebecka says: “Do yourselves a favor and DO NOT READ SPOILERS when reading Black Lies. You will go through many emotions and few gut wrenching moments, but trust me it will all be worth it!!” and Rosemarie says: “Two words. Black Lies! Okay three…whoa!” <— WOW. I’m so excited this is my next!
  • Ten Below Zero by Whitney Barbetti <— MOVING STORY ALERT!! Here’s another one from Tuesday’s list that seems to be putting our fellow readers in a frenzy!  Michelle says: “Just finished Ten Below Zero and what an amazing unique story! Such a great read if anyone is on the fence. I definitely cried but both sad and happy tears. Highly recommend this one!” Linh says: “35% into Ten Below Zero and I have to say I am digging it ALOT. Unconventional situation. Interesting characters. Great writing. It kinda reminds me of The Edge of Never and we all love that journey.” and then once she finished… “Ahhhhhh. I just finished Ten Below Zero and it was sooooooo fantastic. You have to read it Maryse. Characters, pace, storyline, writing…it was all great.
  • Be My Hero (Forbidden Men Book 3) by Linda Kage <— another one from Tueday’s list that we are enjoying! I read it (my review) and so did a few of my fellow readers! Kristi says: “Finished this today and loved loved loved it!”
  • On the Record (The Record Series Book 2) by K.A. Linde <— From Tuesday’s list and Tessa loved it! “Finished On the Record and I absolutely loved it! My only grrr is I have to wait until Nov for book 3. I want it now!”
  • I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre <— OH YES!!! Grumpy-hot single father/neighbor alert!! Another from Tuesday’s list that appears to be a HIT! This was also put on my TBR when I first read that blurb, and with a recommendation like this, I’m on it!!! Tracie says: “Maryse I just read I Want it That Way by Ann Aguirre, it was on your Tuesday list, single, broody father? It. Was. Awesome. It was exactly what I wanted and I just fell in love with everyone! Their honesty was so refreshing, and their intimacy was just beautiful, the sweet words.. I want more. I never wanted it to end… I don’t know what it was, but this book just grabbed me, everything Ty said had me melting. I already pre ordered the next two books.” OMG I WANT IT!!!
  • Degradation by Stylo Fantôme <— a recent release and highly recommended by Kelly: “Just finished Degradation by Stylo Fantome and it was fabulous. There are some risque sexual elements however they were not overly graphic so most people could get over it and enjoy the characters. Really, really liked it and can’t wait until the sequel in Sept! …  I think you might like this one. I felt like the author really fleshed out the characters and that intensified the story for me”
  • The Minaldi Legacy by Courtney Cole <— RECLUSE! Stephanie found us this one for 0.99 cents! Ah interesting blurb (although one commenter warns about some very dark subject matter). “I’m a monster, Eva. There’s no saving a monster. But I love that you want to try.” Okay from the blurb I’m getting that she’s hired by him to help his aging mother… “Eva Talbot moves to Malta to finish her doctoral dissertation in Psychiatry. When she meets Luca, there is a very real and instant attraction that she has never felt before. But even still, she senses the darkness that lives within him.”
  • Apartment 2B by K. Webster <— Stephanie found us this 0.99 cent deal today, too! She escapes her mother’s abuse and is finally free but terrified. “Sidney has rules. Routines. Structure. It’s the only way she can cope. When a handsome, yet mysterious stranger inserts himself into her life, Sidney begins to come apart at the seams. She’s having trouble sticking to her habits and it’s threatening to shred any hope of a normal life to pieces.”
  • Take a Chance: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Series Book 6) by Abbi Glines <— this one’s only $1.99 today!
  • Knight (The Unfinished Hero Series) by Kristen Ashley <— only 0.99 cents today!! Linda says: “KA just never disappoints!!! Love this series. Love every h/h!!! Every storyline!!! Creed was very stressful for me I must admit but I powered through!!! Cannot wait for Deacon. Let’s just tell it like it is. KA writes it and we read it!! No brainer.” and Michelle agrees! “I really liked her Unfinished Heroes series. They are a bit darker than her usual fare, grittier. Knight was my favorite of that series to date. The alphas are “you love to hate them” kind of guys – and they don’t get sweet (like Tate and Tack) – they stay that way – but you still end up liking them!
  • Creed (Unfinished Heroes) by Kristen Ashley <— only 0.99 cents today!! (book #2)
  • Raid (Unfinished Heroes) by Kristen Ashley <— only 0.99 cents today!! (book #3)
  • Merciless Love: A Dark Romance by Nicole Snow <— RECENTLY RELEASED/DARK READ ALERT and well, obviously the cover got me good, on this one! ;) Plus it’s only 0.99 cents today. “The girl with the rocking body I saved yesterday believes I’m some kinda hero. You’d think she’d recognize evil after staring it in the face all her life, but with me, Cassie’s completely blind. She doesn’t know this house is a prison. She doesn’t know the cartel’s got my son. She doesn’t know I’m a selfish, desperate, pissed off imposter, and I’ll do anything to get my boy home.
  • Unlit Star by Lindy Zart <— ANOTHER RECENT RELEASE and it’s only 0.99 cents today, too! I know I enjoyed another book by this author (my review of Take Care, Sara <— very angsty), so I’m nervous as I check out this new blurb. Yep. OH GOSH. Yes. This book wants to drown me in my own tears, I’m sure of it!!! That blurb. GAH!!!!! “Rivers Young is the popular guy untouchable by reality. He is like a star—bright, consuming, otherworldly. The thing about stars, though, is that they eventually fall, and he is no different. He falls far and he falls hard. Delilah Bana is the outcast enshrouded in all of life’s ironies. Alone, in the dark, like dusk as it falls on the world. When Rivers hits the ground, she is the night that catches him. In the darkness, they meld into something beautiful that shines like the sun. Only, the greater the star is, the shorter its lifespan.
  • The Genius and the Muse by Elizabeth Hunter <— RECLUSE ALERT!!! Here’s another one for only 0.99 cents and it too, sounds good! “For Kate Mitchell, finishing her master’s thesis on reclusive photographer Reed O’Connor was just another item to check off her list. She knew exactly what she was doing. Or did she?
  • Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon <— Okay not really bargain priced, but it’s one from “Ten Books That Stayed With Me” reader lists. Julie considers it: “If were talking those books that stay with you forever and ever….”
  • Nothing Left to Lose (Guarded Hearts Book 1) by Kirsty Moseley <— and here’s one from Marion’s “Ten Books That Stayed With Me“ list. And it IS bargain priced! Oh it sounds scary and romantically angsty! She survives a kidnapping but comes out of it, damaged. (of course!) “Ashton Taylor is brought in to protect her. He’s a newly qualified SWAT agent, a bright spark, the agency’s new golden boy. He is assigned undercover, posing as her boyfriend. His job is to help her through college and keep her safe until the end of the trial in eight months’ time…” <— Wow. This one DOES look good!
  • She’s Come Undone (Oprah’s Book Club) by Wally Lamb <— One from Jill’s ”Ten Books That Stayed With Me“ list. Not bargain priced, but good price nonetheless… “Meet Dolores Price. She’s thirteen, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood good-bye. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she’s determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly-up.
  • The Witness by Nora Roberts <—- Eeeeep! This one sounds intense! One from Melinda’s ”Ten Books That Stayed With Me“ list, and wow. I DO love this author so I’m so tempted on backtracking to this book. “Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth Fitch finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive…
  • Gerald’s Game (Signet) by Stephen King <— And Kristi is a girl after my own heart! This one sounds right up my freaked-out alley, and she says it’s “one of his best”. Just look at this blurb!!! “A different kind of bedtime story from Stephen King, as a game of seduction between a husband and wife ends in death. But the nightmare has only just begun…” <—- eeeeeeep!!!
  • As You Desire: A Loveswept Historical Classic Romance by Connie Brockway <— One from Natalie’s “Ten Books That Stayed With Me“ list, and it IS bargain priced. I know there are a bunch on here that love historical romance (I’ve loved quite a few myself!) so I think this one fits just perfectly… especially after you read this part of the blurb: “Kidnapped, drugged, and about to be sold to the highest bidder, Desdemona Carlisle is having a hell of a time maintaining her English pride. Then she sees the man in black, galloping through the Egyptian desert on a pure white steed. Desdemona could not have conjured a more dashing savior in her wildest fantasies. But an unlikelier hero would be impossible to find: Harry Braxton is a rogue, a scoundrel, and a born opportunist—who has already broken Desdemona’s heart once before…”
PRE-ORDERS (most of these are releasing this upcoming Tuesday):

                                                                

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Be My Hero (Forbidden Men Book 3)
How sweeeeeet is this book?!!! It’s sweet, quirky, funny and fun. And at times, super-emotional! And even quite dark. Definitely explores some dark subjects, and very dark characters (the evil villains by way of family members), but overall a light, feel-good read that I throughly connected to. In fact, I absolutely LOVE these characters. I feel attached to them, and will be backtracking to book #1 (Price of a Kiss - he’s an escort!) and #2 (To Professor, with Love - teacher-student romance!!) to get their full stories.

P.S.  Be My Hero is only 0.99 cents today!

While this one reads perfectly as a standalone, I kind of regret not having started at the beginning of this series (Forbidden Men Series) *waggles eyebrows* ;) since the previous “couples” are very prominent in this installment. And I bet I would have gotten to know the couple from this book better as they too, have appeared in the past installments.

Mind you, I went into it thinking it would have a darker edge, a more serious feel to it, and I’ll admit, at first, I was a bit taken aback by the writing style. Oh it was good… just… I dunno. I guess my expectations for that “intensity” and that biting internal dialogue would be a huge part of it. After all, per the blurb, they are both coming out of very traumatic experiences, and now, she’s pregnant and single…

For the first time in years, I finally felt free. I didn’t have to worry about any male in my home trying to get at me. I could just live, focus on my baby, and begin the rest of my life. Except, now that I could finally be me, I felt lost.

I had no idea who I really was.

…and he’s on parole for defending another woman and helping her raise her baby, but still hoping to find the love of his life (and what a STORY that part is!!).

Did I love Tristy? God, no. Most of the time I didn’t even like her. We’d survived through hell together, though, and you didn’t just turn your back on a fellow survivor. They became a part of who you were and left you bound to always keeping watch over them.

Yep… pure angst-potential!

I knew this one could be crazy and angsty. And it was!! I just went into it thinking it would be darker, but once I got used to the “feel” of this one, I fell in love with it! You know… that awesome “family feel”, the hilarious antics…

“She’s probably never going to leave him alone until someone takes her out.”

Eyes lighting with intent, she grabbed my hands and squeezed them hard. “Oh my God, E. Let’s take her out. Together. We’re in a big ass Jeep.” Her fingers clamped even tighter around mine. “When she comes back out. let’s gun the engine, pop this curb and run her wicked ass over. Oops, total accident. What was she thinking by jaywalking across a busy street in the middle of the night? And then…” She nodded, as if coming to the best part of the story. “While the car’s lying on top of her and the only things poking out are her glittery red Christian Louboutins, I say we steal her shoes and run.”

Wow, what was this, the homicidal version of The Wizard of Oz?

While yes, I had to agree Mrs. Garrison, Mason’s rapist – er – I mean the rapist of Mason since she wasn’t Mason’s anything – was the Wicked Witch of Florida, that still didn’t mean manslaughter was a good option.

And hello, how had I turned into the rational one?

“Yeah…” I said slowly before shaking my head. “No, I think maybe we should shy away from anything involving … murder.”

*snort*!!!! lol LOL!!!!!!!! I mean… can you just see these two?! In that dark jeep, the one cousin all excited and frantic and the other one thinking… “Oh… I’m gonna be on the news…” (a little “Friends” throwback there ;) )

But that’s just to give you an idea of the “feel”.

As dark as you *think* it sounded, it really isn’t. It’s out of sheer hilarious desperation between best friends/cousins. And I must tell you all, these are VERY sweet (and usually innocent) girls. I was snorting my way through this part! Pure comedic genius. Maybe you need to “read the rest” to get this in context. One of those “you had to be there” moments, but OMG this part will NEVER be forgotten. LOVED!!!

I loved the very obvious character traits (each one coming alive and having that special *something*), and yet, still with those dark pasts, tormented thoughts and obstacles to defeat. Evil… sometimes from those that should be the closest to you. I’d say it has that “Kerrelyn Sparks/Lynsay Sands” feel but without any of the paranormal stuff.

This book reminded me of those.

Eduarda: Which one are you picking Maryseeee ???

Maryse: Darn it! I can’t choose!!!! That “batch” that I listed up there in my “rambling” section… I still can’t figure out which. They all look equally good to me. I’m thinking one of the pregnant girls, ’cause I dunno. I think I’m in the mood for that situation. Er… not in real life mind you. LOL!!!

Maryse: Okay! I chose. Reading Be My Hero and it’s cute. I’m still “getting into” it, ’cause I think I was thinking it would be a bit more… serious or intense. Writing style is more light and quirky, but good so far. But 15% has me chuckling. A lot!

Maryse: Okay yah, if you go into this looking for funny and sweet, you got it! I’ve switched my reading “mode” into the right “mood” for this book, and I’m enjoying it.

Kandace: I’m 60% into Be My Hero. It’s a super easy read and I love how sweet he is. I thought it would be darker.

Maryse’s Book Blog: I thought it would be darker too, Kandace. I kind of regret not having backtracked and read #1 & #2 first since those characters are such a HUGE part of this one, but it read so well as a standalone anyway. Very cute and quirky and funny and fun and VERY emotional at times… good stuff! I’m happy with my choice.

Lauren: JUST finished Be My Hero before heading over to look @ this list….I LOVED it!!!! It had been a week or so since I’d read a book I didn’t skip thru. This one held me from beginning to end!!

Beverly: Loved Be My Hero by Linda Kage!

Michelle: Now I for sure need something light – picked up Be My Hero too and that sounds like a needed ‘cute’ read.

Amy: I must be in the mood for some single-mama angst ’cause Be My Hero and Surviving Love are realllllly looking good right now. ;)

Yep… I was totally in the mood for that, too!

And yet, as much as I giggled and highlighted entire pages of dialogue (GAH!!! These people are funny… but “just like us” kind of funny, ya know?) but I digress. As much as it has that comedic relief, it also had those deeply emotional parts that had me on the verge of tears. Absolute wet eyes, absolute believable pain, absolute sadness.

And that’s just to tell you, that it’s not lighthearted “fluff”. Because it made me feel the intensity, when it counted. Yessssss yes, at times it was way over the top. I mean… how much more could these people take!?? The amount of drama and crazies that comes at them is like… wow. Definitely fiction-like. Yikes!!! But if you just ‘go with it” you can have so much fun (and experience so many “feels”) with this anyway.

And you know what? I went with it. :)

It’s fiction, and it’s fun! Plus, I’ve read plenty of books/series that I absolutely loved where entire town is inundated with human-evil-doers, book after book, and still, I could totally connect. Because of that real-life friends-to-family feel. Like with this one!

4 stars!

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I’m hearing this one is sweet and funny! AND!! He’s kind of a jerk, at first. Er… that can be fun, too! I love being infuriated by the “hero”. ;) Plus, book #3 was just released!

Lee: I may have missed them on here but I can’t find any mention of Tillie Coles books here, “Sweet Home” & “Eternally North” I loved them both and can’t recommend them enough, “Rome” from sweet home is totally up there with Travis for me and “Tudor” from Eternally North is not far off either, both have stuck with me, hope you like them

Teresa: the last 5-star book that I read, which I actually finished this morning.  The book was Sweet Home by Tillie Cole.  I absolutely loved this book!!  I’m off now to download anything else that she has written.  It was crazy good!!

Christine: Eternally North by Tillie Cole. He is a jerk to her since first meeting. VERY funny book.

Nicole: Newest favorite: Rome from Sweet Home by Tillie Cole.

Cheryl: Started Sweet Fall. Really good so far and the author is so brave putting her own personal experiences into the h thoughts and actions. ;)

About book #1:

At age twenty, Molly Shakespeare knows a lot. She knows Descartes and Kant. She knows academia and Oxford. She knows that the people who love you leave you. She knows how to be alone.

But when Molly leaves England’s grey skies behind to start a new life at the University of Alabama, she finds that she has a lot to learn—she didn’t know a summer could be so hot, she didn’t know students could be so intimidating, and she certainly didn’t know just how much the folks of Alabama love their football.

When a chance encounter with notorious star quarterback, Romeo Prince, leaves her unable to think of anything but his chocolate-brown eyes, dirty-blond hair and perfect physique, Molly soon realises that her quiet, solitary life is about to dramatically change forever…

  

 

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! A few more HIGHLY anticipated releases AND awesome sales just went up today that made me *squeeeee!!* So I’m adding them here:

  • Black Lies by Alessandra Torre <— I LOVED this author’s other book (a standalone) “Sex Love Repeat” so I’m anxious to try this awesome-sounding one! and Rebecca Says: “If you liked/loved Sex Love Repeat! THIS IS FOR YOU!! GAH!!! BRILLIANT!” and Yvette says: “Omg Maryse I read Black Lies in one sitting.. its so good with a twist you didn’t see coming!!!!!!” YEP!!! Just like in Sex Love Repeat. I freakin’ LOVED that twist!!!
  • Beast Part 2: An Erotic Fairy Tale by Ella James <— Last week’s first installment blurb had me *oomphing!* and here is part2!
  • The Arrangement 16 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward <— each installment in this series appears to be HIGHLY anticipated (going by the comments & emails that I receive, asking when the next will be out). LOL!
  • Ten Below Zero by Whitney Barbetti <— Ling found us this one saying: “Know nothing of the author but the blurb sounds like I might be in for a ride.” and sure enough, GAH!!! That blurb makes me wanna cry already!
  • Loving Mr. Daniels by Brittainy C. Cherry <— And!!! This one’s only 0.99 cents today and TRIED & TRUE by ME!!! Teahcer-student romance that I LOVED LIKE CRAZY!! 5 stars from me (here’s my review)
    

I’m in book-candy overload with this exceptionally *squee-worthy* list. MMA fighters, bull riders, military men, ex-convicts and just plain’ ol bad boys (<— LOL! Like they can possibly be plain). ;) Lots to choose from and a wide-range of ‘em are appealing to me, today. From my usual bad-boy attraction, to sweet-sounding heroes/cops, to single pregnant women, to single fathers (lots of those today!), to LOTS of book-women fleeing their abusive book-husbands today (which to me equals lots of hero potential)! Even… one… with the Devil looking for his due.

Like the sexy bartender that DOES NOT want to take her V-card. *waggles eyebrows* (The Write Stuff), and Be My Hero (about a single pregnant woman and a guy out on parole… but it kind of sounds sweet ya know? Plus it’s part of her “Forbidden Men” series and I already like the sound of that!), Surviving Love (another single pregnant woman and a moody guy moves into her house!), Seaside Dreams (’cause he’s a single father/cop that meets her out on patrol one night), Rules of Protection (she’s in the witness protection program and her special agent “handler” has to hide her deep in the Texas woods… with him ;)In His Wildest Dreams (she’s hiding from her abusive ex with her young son and gets a job at an ex-convict’s house), I Want It That Way (she moves into the apartment above cute yet taciturn single father…) OR!! Crave (<— *eeeeep!!!* The woman hiding from the Devil himself, since her soul was promised to him upon her birth… and then  he finds her).

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

P.P.S. Don’t have a Kindle? No problem! Amazon offers various free Kindle apps and a free Kindle Cloud reader for any and ALL of us to use. You can either use the free Kindle App for your smartphone, tablet, AND your desktop computer (just like you’re using a Kindle, but right through your web browser <— No need to download anything! :D )

BARGAINS (NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order).

  • Hold On Tight (Sea Breeze Book 8) by Abbi Glines <— I believe this one can be read as a standalone AND is only $1.99 today!
  • Tangled Thing Called Love: Life and Love on the Lam by Juliet Rosetti <— she’s got a hit boyfriend but… “Mazie knows that bringing a guy home is a recipe for disaster, especially when she’s not sure whether their relationship is serious or just seriously steamy.” It’s only 0.99 cents today!
  • Tag Chaser (Chasers Book 1) by Kandi Steiner <— This looks good! I guess she’s got a thing for military men but was hurt in the process and decided no more! And then she meets “Corbin Ray”. But “…when an accidental discovery reveals that Corbin is in the Army, she knows she must run the other way and never look back. Although it kills her, she aims to move on and look for a new prospect. There’s just one small problem. Paisley’s been assigned a new client at work, and his name is Corbin Ray.
  • Song Chaser (Chasers Book 2) by Kandi Steiner <– Oh this looks like potential romantic angst! Don’t read this blurb if you haven’t read book #1 yet (above), ’cause I think they can probably be read as standalones BUT the story *seems* to continue as they have repeating characters from one book to the next… A musician who’s totally into his best friend (has been for years) but she chose someone else. He tries to move on and eventually meets the new girl working at the bar he goes to… but “With Paisley still haunting Tanner and Kellee vowing to save anyone the trouble of loving her, will the pain and fear keep them apart – or will they find a way to rewrite their song together?
  • Saving My Submission (The Doms Of Genesis Book 4) by Jenna Jacob <— BDSM club book (Club Genesis)! Recently released but I think I missed it the first time around so I’m adding it here. She didn’t realize she had a submissive side until she met him… “Determined to resist his powerful draw, I tried to forget him, but Fate—and a killer—had other plans. Now, in Joshua’s arms, I might be safe, but I fear my heart isn’t.”
  • Keeping Mr. Right Now: A Kisses in the Sand Novel (Entangled Bliss) by Robin Bielman <— also recently released and today, on;y 0.99 cents. Bad boy surfer trying to clean up his image… “Sophie Birch is the perfect girl to help reform his image. She’s genuine and respected—and their relationship is purely fictional. But the more Sophie blooms under the beachy sun, the more Zane knows he’ll just break her heart. Because nothing’s more important to Zane than following the tide.”
  • Only One (Reed Brothers) by Tammy Falkner <— another recent release that I missed!
  • A Whole New Crowd by Tijan <— latest release by Tijan is only 0.99 cents today!! (thanks Kat!)
  • Fighting to Stay by Kasey Millstead <— BIKER ROMANCE ALERT!! Aimee found this one for 0.99 cents! “When things got bad, when things got dangerous, when there was a chance that she would get hurt – physically or emotionally – she did what her momma said. She ran. She kept running, until she landed in Salt Rock, Alabama. She meets Roam Cooper, the Vice President of the Mayhem Motorcycle Club. For the first time in her life, Lacey considers staying…and then right before her eyes, her world falls apart, and she runs again.” <— Eeeep!!
  • Bedrock by Britney King <— Aimee found us this one for 0.99 cents, too! Sounds tumultuous! “…Like many women, Addison is defined in terms of marriage and motherhood, until she suddenly finds her life turned upside down by her husband’s decision to take a job thousands of miles away. When her tough-as-nails boss offers her an opportunity she can’t refuse, Addie is forced to make difficult choices…
  • Against the Cage: Worth the Fight Series by Sidney Halston<— MMA FIGHTER & COPS!!! And today, only 0.99 cents! Thanks Jean!
          

PARANORMAL

                       

CONTEMPORARY

  • inTENse: A Collection of 10 Full Length Erotic Romance Bestsellers JUST ADDED!! Lee says: “i dont know if you have this one. yet… just went live .. 10 bestselling authors…10 hot alpha males….only $0.99!”It contains these books: **Adam’s Apple by Amazon Bestseller Liv Morris**
    **The Agreement by USA Today Bestseller S.E. Lund**
    **Devour Me by Award-winning International Bestseller Kailin Gow**
    **Searching for Moore by USA Today Bestseller Julie Richman**
    **Forever Black by New York Times & USA Today Bestseller Sandi Lynn**
    **Vital Sign by USA Today Bestseller J.L. Mac**
    **Consequences by New York Times & USA Today Bestseller Aleatha Romig**
    **Gemini by USA Today Bestseller Penelope Ward**
    **Angel After Dark USA Today Bestseller Kahlen Aymes**
    **Belong to You by New York Times & USA Today Bestseller Vi Keeland**
  • Rival: A Fall Away Novel (The Fall Away Series) by Penelope Douglas <— I really enjoyed book #1 so I’m anxious to see if this one’ll give me the same feeling… (here’s my review of “Bully”) and the series reading order.
  • Turn On A Dime – Kade’s Turn (Kathleen Turner Series Book 7) by Tiffany Snow
  • Heart Of Light by T.K. Leigh <— Oh! Look at this one! “Why was she left in the custody of a man who would sell her each and every night to the highest bidder? After a few years, she shut off, giving up hope that anyone would ever find her. Until her luck changed one night and she escaped.
  • Conspire by Erin Noelle
  • Reasonable Doubt 3 by Whitney Gracia Williams
  • Guarding His Heart by J.S. Cooper
  • You’ll Think of Me by Lucia Franco <— “The last time they saw each other, Olivia busted his heart wide open, turning him into the man he is today. When Olivia returns to her roots, just like Luke said she would, he is shocked for more reasons than one. Nine years have passed since they’ve seen each other, and when their roads collide unexpectedly, Luke can only push his worry and misgivings away for so long.
  • Bound (Forbidden Series – Book 1) by Melody Anne <— Once homeless, now she’s an escort and… I think she meets this guy (as her client…) “Though the world sees this man as deliberate and emotionless, it’s nothing but a façade. What lies underneath would shock all those who know him.
  • VAIN – Part Three (The VAIN Series Book 3) by Deborah Bladon <—- I JUST ADDED THIS ONE!! Fabi is LOVING THIS series and says: “If you ladies were waiting for the complete series before reading this I believe this is it. AND you really don’t want to miss Vain. It is mind blowing! You just gotta read it to know what I mean ’cause I can’t think of a way to describe it without giving things away.
  • The Keatyn Chronicles: Get Me by Jillian Dodd <— HUGELY popular series amongst our crew, and here is the latest one! Here is the The Keatyn Chronicles Reading Order! :D
  • High Octane: Fueled (F1 Series) by Rachel Cross <— Bad boy Formula One racer… trying to “clean up” his bad-boy image and… an oncologist.
  • Dissonance (Dissonance Series Book 1) by Drew Elyse <— Him. Her. Strangers. And now roommates. YAY potential fun!!
  • Doubt (The Connected Series Book 1) by KA Hobbs <— Married couple issues? “With work requiring Doug to travel, they spend many nights apart. Late night calls, feelings of secrets hanging in the air; will their relationship survive a ‘blast from the past’?
  • His Secret Superheroine (A St. Louis Superheroes Novel) (Entangled Covet) by Patricia Eimer
  • You Had Me At Bonjour by Jennifer Bohnet
  • Be My Hero (Forbidden Men Book 3) by Linda Kage <— CAN be read as a standalone and this one sounds pretty good! “…then Eva Mercer got pregnant, shot by a psycho, and kicked out of the only home she knew. Now she’s broke, unemployed, and has to start anew with a newborn to raise. But how? On the other side of town, sexy, tattooed orphan, Patrick Ryan, can’t get a break. He’s out on parole for defending the last damsel in distress while trying to help her support her child, but all he wants is to find his one true love. He knows this woman by scent, smile, and laugh, but he’s never actually met her. He doesn’t even know her name. He just knows she’s the key to fixing everything.” And Lauren just recommended it! “JUST finished Be My Hero before heading over to look @ this list….I LOVED it!!!! It had been a week or so since I’d read a book I didn’t skip thru. This one held me from beginning to end!!”
  • Surviving Love by Ada Frost <— LOL! Okay… and this one, too. I think I might be interested in trying out this “pregnant single woman meets a guy” theme. “What do you do when you find out you’re pregnant, your boyfriend rejects you, your sister is beaten half to death and the most annoyingly gorgeous man takes up residence in your house?
  • Sweet Fall (Sweet Home Series Book 3) by Tillie Cole
  • Double Up by Vanessa North <— M/M romance!
  • Learning to Love: Final Exam by K.C. Wells <— M/M romance! “One house, three couples, and one year left until their final exams….”
  • Doctor Trouble x2 (Cascade Pack Book 1) by Lei Carol <— M/M romance!
  • Reluctantly Royal (Suddenly Book 3) by Nichole Chase
  • The Write Stuff (A Write Stuff Novel Book 1) by Tiffany King <— SEXY BARTENDER ALERT!! Okay so she’s a romance author. And a virgin. ;)Opportunity presents itself in the form of hot-as-sin-on-a-lollipop-stick bartender/premed student Alec Petropoulos, who agrees to be the cover model for her upcoming book. Sparks fly instantly between them, and Nicole begins to entertain the possibility that she’s finally found the right guy to hand over her tattered V-card. Alec has all the makings for a perfect one-night-stand candidate except, much to Nicole’s surprise, he seems to be the only man in existence not interested in bagging a virgin…
  • Under a Dom’s Care (Extreme Book 2) by Sam Crescent <— Hehe. Oh he was a BAD boy Dom at the BDSM club and his punishment is he can’t play with any of the subs…
  • Asher’s Mark (New Adult Contemporary Romance) (Resolution Book 1) by Amy Durham <— SEXY TATTOO ARTIST ALERT! “Grace Ballard has been in love with Asher Howell for a long time. When she was sixteen, he became her hero, and she fell head over heels for the boy with a ring through his eyebrow, a big heart, and an unending sense of justice. But two years ago he left for college without a backward glance, leaving Grace to wonder if she’d imagined everything. With no reason to wait for Asher to return, Grace moved on, and Asher’s brother, Adam, stepped in to help her pick up the pieces. But Asher never left her thoughts… or her heart…” then… a tragedy brings him back. Ohhh!
  • Stealing His Heart (A Shillings Agency Novel) (Entangled Brazen) by Diane Alberts
  • Taming His Tutor (Entangled Brazen) by Natalie Anderson
  • On the Record (The Record Series Book 2) by K.A. Linde
  • Dirty Deal (A Perfectly Matched Novel) (Entangled Brazen) by Christine Bell <— MILITARY MAN ALERT! “Bryan has had his share of crazy women and isn’t in the market for another relationship that ends by way of restraining order. When Serena Elliott gets into a bidding war for him at a charity bachelor auction, he’s a little worried. Turns out she’s just as anti-relationship as he is, and could be the solution to all his problems. If he can convince her to be his fake girlfriend, he just might be able to spend the rest of his leave in peace.
  • Seaside Dreams (Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers, Book One) Contemporary Romance by Melissa Foster <— POLICE OFFICER ALERT! ;)Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he’s found the one thing he’d never allowed himself to hope for–or even realized he was missing…
  • Fear the Boss (Deadly Duet Book 1) by Sam Crescent <— CRIME BOSS/FIGHTER ALERT! “When Caleb first sees Donna working in the jewelry store, he knows he wants her. Donna’s latest customer scares and excites her. She tries to fight off his advances but all too soon she gives in. One date turns into a second, and before she knows what’s happening they’re together. When the truth of who he is comes out, can Donna find it in her heart to remain with him? Who could love a crime boss that everyone fears?
  • Jack (The Family Simon Book 2) by Juliana Stone
  • Permanent Bliss by BJ Harvey
  • No Limits (Hqn) by Lori Foster <— MMA FIGHTER ALERT!! “Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He’s also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she’s older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon…
  • Some Like It Deadly (Going Royal) by Heather Long
  • Snow on the Bayou: A Tante Lulu Adventure by Sandra Hill <— MILITARY MAN! “Bourbon Street blues singer Emelie is once bitten, twice shy. When she learns that Justin is back in town, she wants nothing to do with the once wild Cajun teenager who fled with the law on his tail-and broke her heart. But she can’t deny the red-hot attraction between them . . .”
  • An Elderberry Fall (Zane Presents)  by Ruth P. Watson
  • It’s in His Kiss (Lucky Harbor Book 10) by Jill Shalvis
  • Heroes Are My Weakness: A Novel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Sandpiper Island (The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove) by Donna Kauffman
  • The Highlander Next Door (Spellbound Falls series Book 6) by Janet Chapman <— POLICE OFFICER ALERT! “…there’s something about her neighbor, Niall MacKeage. Birch can’t figure out how the cop can be so big and gruff and yet so insightful and compassionate—and sexy. Or how she’s falling for a man who acts like someone from the twelfth century.” *snort* I think I like the sound of that!
  • Sweet on You (Sweet on a Cowboy) by Laura Drake <— BULL RIDER ALERT!! “Taking a job as an athletic trainer on the Pro Bull Riding circuit seems like the perfect escape from her grief-except Katya doesn’t know anything about bulls, and even less about the tough men who ride them. She doesn’t expect to fall for the sport, or for one tantalizing cowboy who tumbles her defenses…”
  • A Love to Call Her Own (A Tallgrass Novel) by Marilyn Pappano <— lost her husband in Afghanistan and “…she finds solace in her best friends, fellow military wives who understand what it’s like to love-and lose-a man in uniform . . . and the memory of one stolen night that makes her dream of a second chance at love.”
  • Slow Satisfaction (Struck by Lightning Book 3) by Cecilia Tan
  • Sweet Contradiction (Sweet Contradiction Series) by Peggy Martinez
  • Knocked Out by Ty Langston <— MMA FIGHTER
  • In His Wildest Dreams by Marie Treanor <— Okay even though I *think* this one is a paranormal, it also sounds like it has a contemporary romance feel to it (the paranormal aspect seems to come from a ghost in the house…) but this sounds good! “In hiding from her violent ex, Izzy Ross has made a peaceful life for herself and her young son in the isolated Highland village of Ardknocken. Handsome men with a criminal record aren’t high on her list, but when work dries up, she’s forced to ask Glenn for a menial cleaning job at the big, dusty house…
  • Branded (Strand Brothers Series Book 1) by Lora Ann
  • The Devil in Denim by Melanie Scott
  • Hunted by the Past: PSY-IV Teams by Jami Gray
  • Close to Home by Lisa Jackson
  • Rules of Protection (A Tangled in Texas Novel) (Entangled Select) by Alison Bliss <— This one sounds right up my alley! “When the location of their safe house is compromised, Jake stashes Emily deep in the Texas backwoods. The city-girl might be safe from the Mafia, but she has to contend with a psychotic rooster, a narcoleptic dog, crazy cowboys, and the danger of losing her heart to the one man she can’t have.
  • Summer’s Moon (A Sweetland Novel) by Lacey Baker
  • Colors of Us (McAvery Brothers Book 1) by Sandra Bunino
  • Tangled At First Sight (Once Upon A Romance Series Book 6) by Laurie LeClair
  • Farmer Wants a Wife (Love and Friendship) by Shelley Munro <— REALITY SHOW
  • Doesn’t Play Well With Others by Casey Harvell <— Hrmmm… this one sounds different. “Before she knows it she adopts a stray of her own. Life seems a bit better until Selene gets stabbed trying to protect the kid. Selene makes it, but discovers the kid is no normal runaway–he’s the only son of a VERY rich and prominent family. A new friend comes forward to clear Selene of possible kidnapping charges… Alex wants to break down the walls around Selene so badly…”
  • Turquoise Green Winter (Emely and Elyas Book 2) by Carina Bartsch
  • Irresistible Force (A K-9 Rescue Novel) by D. D. Ayres
  • I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre <— Oh I wanna read this!!!! “…maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, dating’s the last thing on her mind. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B…. Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can’t risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, the last thing he wants is noisy students living in the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia’s and Ty’s paths cross, and soon they can’t stay away from each other.
  • Ultimate Sins (The Callahans) by Lora Leigh <— “Ex-Marine Crowe Callahan has only had one obsession in life: Amelia Sorenson. She is the only one who has ever gotten under his skin. However, she is also the daughter of his family’s sworn enemy...”
  • Love in a Small Town (Pine Harbour Book 1) by Zoe York <— POLICE OFFICER ALERT! Divorced couple… “Olivia Minelli needs to leave Pine Harbour. It’s just too hard to see Rafe moving on without her—even if he says he doesn’t want to. But when a new and exciting job falls into her lap, she needs to choose: protect her heart, or take the new job and risk getting emotionally entangled with her ex-husband. Again.
  • Winning Love (Love to the Extreme Book 3) by Abby Niles <— MMA FIGHTER ALERT!! Okay from the blurb I’m getting that she’s a storm chaser, and he’s terrified of tornados. “At first he wants nothing to do with the infuriatingly persistent woman, but the crazy challenges she tosses his way are impossible to resist. As she thaws years of bitterness, bringing back the Mac he believed long gone, he starts to make peace with the past and see the future again. Until he learns she chases his worst nightmare—then he can’t get away fast enough.
  • On Caristo’s Watch (Italian Knights Series Book 2) by Billy London
  • Mason’s Rule (Purgatory Masters Book 3) by Eliza Gayle
  • Long, Hot Texas Summer by Carolyn Brown <— Ex-husband and wife still have that flame…
  • Own (Command Force Alpha) by Katie Poter <— MILITARY MAN/DOM ALERT! “Warning: This book contains a reformed playboy Specials Ops stud who knows how to tease, demand, and spank what he wants out of a colonel’s unruly pool shark of a daughter. Wait…how is this supposed to be a warning?” <— LOL!
  • Nowhere to Turn (Hidden Identity Book #2): A Novel by Lynette Eason <— FLEES her husband! “…As she and her son run for their lives, they have nowhere to turn, until she hires Adam Buchanan of Operation Refuge and goes into hiding. Unfortunately, she won’t be able to hide for long . . .
  • Billionaire Unmasked: The Billionaire’s Obsession ~ Jason by J.S. Scott
  • Assumption: Underground Kings by Aurora Rose Reynolds

                                                                   

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