HAPPY EARLYBIRD + ECLIPSE MONDAY EVERYONE!! There are 25 on today’s list… and the eclipse is hitting my neck of the woods between 2 and 3pm EST!! How about you?

<— P.S. This one went live on Sunday but in case you missed it, I’m highlighting it again today. I LOVE THIS AUTHOR & her awesome stories! Drunk Dial is LIVE!!! MINE MINE MINE!!! And yes, I totally one-clicked it! :D

“…anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years ofpent-up emotions.

I didn’t think he’d call me back…”

And we’re excited!

Leslie: Drunk Dial is mine, mine, mine too. I would like to state for the record that Stepbrother Dearest and RoomHate are also *BLEEPING* awesome!!!

Amy: Ooooooh!! Drunk Dial sounds like so much fun!

Gena: About 40% through the ebook version and loving it!

MORE EARLY BIRDS THAT JUST WENT LIVE RIGHT NOW!!!!! Take a look at these!!! :D

  • Mercy by Debra Anastasia <— DEBRA ANASTASIA’S LATEST IS LIVE!!! And it’s a standalone!! :D OMG it sounds so delightfully DARK!!!

“…My street name is Mercy, but I never show any. Except for her. I watch Becca, though she doesn’t know. She saved me a long time ago; the day my father killed my mother. Her bravery turned her into a target.

My father holds a grudge and knife with the same proficiency, and Becca is the focus of his hatred. And I’m the only monster who can save her…”

  • If Ever by Angie Stanton <— SHE’S CAST IN A CELEBRITY DANCE-OFF ALERT!!! But she’s NOT a celebrity… “...Chelsea is coined ‘America’s Chance to Dance,’ but her partner planned on an A-lister, not a nobody. Clashing with her partner, she’s ready to go home; but during an emotional dance, her heart-breaking past as an abandoned, homeless teen is revealed. Not only do the viewers fall in love with her, so does the flirty British guest singer, Broadway star Thomas Evan Oliver...”
  • Lessons in Love (Royals and Rebels) by Kate Davies
  • Cracklin’ Rosie (Blue Jeans and Hard Hats) by Lissa Matthews
  • Stay With Me: Part 1 by Hensley Park
  • Deal with the Devil: (Paranormal Werewolf Vampire Shifter Romance) by Evangeline Anderson <— EVANGELINE ANDERSON ALERT!! A VAMPIRE AND A SHIFTER ALERT!!! “...Luz Velez is a shapeshifter who can’t shift. Every time she tries to summon her inner wolf, she has a massive panic attack. Worse, her anxiety extends to the rest of her life. At twenty-seven, she’s still a virgin because attempting to have sex sends her into lockdown mode. She’s miserable and stuck—until Jude Jacobson comes along. Tall, blond and dangerous, Jude is the most feared vampire in town and the minute he sees her, he wants Luz. Vampires and shapeshifters don’t date but he makes her an offer she can’t refuse—a blood exchange that will help her control her panic attacks and give her the life she’s always wanted...”
  • Never Let Go (Brothers From Money Book 9) by Shanade White
  • Life Plus One: A second chance Navy SEAL romance by Rachel Robinson <— RACHEL ROBINSON’S LATEST JUST WENT LIVE!!! NAVY SEAL ALERT!! She goes to college… “Always the geek, and always behind socially—especially with men, she blossoms. With her moral compass guiding her, she finds herself drawn back to San Diego and all she left behind. Him. With memories from their pasts haunting every interaction and decision in their present—and future, their timing never seems to be quite right. A marriage. A baby. Nothing.”
  • Simon Says (Order of the Black Swan, D.I.T. Book 1) by Victoria Danann <— EX-VAMPIRE HUNTER ALERT! HE FELL IN LOVE & SHE DISAPPEARED IN FRONT OF HIS EYES… “Simon channeled his sorrow and loneliness into work until he eventually rose to the most powerful position ever held by an ex Black Swan knight. With tireless dedication, he built a congregation of talented misfits, watching and waiting for the one who could find Sorcha…”
  • Exquisite Innocence (Iron Horse MC Book 5) by Ann Mayburn
  • Changing the Play (The Game Changer Series) by Julia Blake <— SHE’S A SUPERSTAR IN FOOTBALL SPORTS MANAGEMENT ALERT!…Rachel Pollard has never been a push-over. That’s why she’s a superstar in the world of sports management, making a name for herself with a shrewd eye for overlooked talent. She certainly isn’t taking any chances with her latest NFL draft prospect, Kevin Loder, who’s poised to shake up the league. But when Nick Ruben, a tenacious sports reporter who also happens to be the crush who ignored her all through high school, picks up the scent of a long-buried story, Rachel suddenly finds herself playing defense for the first time in years...”
  • Commitment (Temptation Series Book 5) by K.M. Golland <— SHE’S QUESTIONING HER MARRIAGE… “Natasha Jones loves her life, her husband and their two young sons. She works hard both at home and as an Events Supervisor at City Towers. But when a relationship with her work colleague unexpectedly progresses, Tash begins to question whether or not her marriage has passed its ‘Use by’ date…” (can be read as a standalone)
  • Havoc (Deathstalkers Book 7) by Alexis Noelle
  • CRAZY LOVE – A New Adult Box Set: Dazzled, Summer of Seventeen, Playing in the Rain by Jane Harvey-Berrick <— JANE HARVEY-BERRICK STORY BUNDLE ALERT!! “Three stories of love and longing for New Adult readers by bestselling romance author Jane Harvey-Berrick”
  • Runner (The Runner Book 1) by Karma Kingsley <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!Alex Banez is a runner for a Los Angeles film set. When he has a chance encounter with executive producer Atwell Richards, he finds himself falling fast and hard…
  • Anti-Nice Guy (Anti-Nice Guy Agency Book 1) by Kailin Gow
  • Second Chance Cowboy (Road to Romance Book 2) by Joanne Rock
  • Burning Up Memphis (Delta Fire) by Delilah Devlin
  • A Pinch of Salt (Three Sisters Catering Book 1) by Bethany Lopez <— SINGLE FATHER ALERT!!!…For the past year, Jackson has been dealing with the fallout of his wife’s abandonment. He’s had to learn how to be a single father to their eight-year-old daughter, and will do anything to fill the void her mother left. It isn’t until he commissions Millie for his daughter’s birthday party that he realizes he’s forgotten that he’s not only a father, but a man…
  • Darkness Series Collection: Volume 2 by Katie Reus <— BOOK BUNDLE ALERT!!
  • Fearless Love (Konigsburg) by Meg Benjamin
  • The Lady of Royale Street (NOLA Nights Book 3) by Thea de Salle
  • The Secrets Between Us by Jennifer Ann <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT! “…Seven years since she last saw him as the cops were taking him away. Seven years since he left her to become a Navy SEAL. When he suddenly comes back into her life, she’s forced to choose between following her heart, or sticking to a plan that would almost certainly destroy him...”
  • Unworthy Heart (The Donnellys) by Dorothy F. Shaw <— OFFICE ROMANCE ALERT!! He’s a single father and she’s a wild child... “...Maiya clawed her way out of her dysfunctional, trailer-park childhood to earn a college degree and establish a promising career. Her future dreams are big, bright and packed with full-throttle fun, but when it comes to matters of the heart and men—especially stuffy corporate types like Ryan—her past slams on the emotional brakes...”
  • Half of Me by J.M. Paul <— HER PERFECT LIFE IS SUDDENLY DEVASTATED & SHE MEETS A FORBIDDEN STRANGER… “...After a routine visit to the doctor, Joslyn’s life takes a downward spiral she never saw coming. As she contemplates her next move, she experiences a brief but deep connection with a handsome stranger she’s met in the park. Jacob Ancroft demands control in all things—his life, his business, his affairs. He has little time for distractions, but he finds himself captivated by the mysterious Joslyn.  When Joslyn and Jacob run into each other again in the most unlikely place, they discover the truth is often ugly. With her dreams shattered and a forbidden man refusing to leave her alone, Joslyn’s life is in disarray…
                        

 

PREORDERS (going live at midnight!! :D )

  1. After the Game (Field Party Book 3) by Abbi Glines – August 22nd 2017
  2. Keep Her Safe: A Novel by K.A. Tucker - August 22nd 2017
  3. The Scotch Royals by Penelope Sky
  4. In the Crease (Assassins Book 11) by Toni Aleo
  5. Love Another Day (Masters and Mercenaries Book 14) by Lexi Blake
  6. Royally Mine: 22 All-New Bad Boy Romance Novellas
  7. Desires, Known by Lilith Saintcrow
  8. The Beauty of Us: A Fusion Novel by Kristen Proby - August 22nd 2017
  9. Fate (A Trinity Novel Book 5) by Audrey Carlan
  10. His Mafioso Princess (The Vitucci Mafiosos Book 2) by Terri Anne Browning

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Something in the Way (Something in the Way Series Book 1)
This one is the most asked about book in our weekly “reader question” sessions. Everyone is trying to find (or remember) the title of “that book with that crazy-angsty sounding blurb”.

Oh yes. It’s one of the best book-blurbs ever, and it made me GASP. It’s like it had it’s own little twist. ;) Apparently, it had the same effect on so many of us.

Virginia: Was looking at your recommendations yesterday and found a book I want to read but going back can’t find it again. She is young and meets this guy. She is too young and they decide to wait. Then he meets her sister.

Dallas: The little bits and pieces that I can remember is that there are 2 sisters in their teens; the older sister has an attitude (of course); the younger sister meets a young man (maybe mid-to-late 20s, hot and muscular) who’s working on the construction site in their street; one day she loses her expensive bracelet, he finds it and gives it back to her. They strike up a friendship after that.

Bianca: I need your help! Yesterday I came across a book on amazon, for the life of me I can’t remember what it was about but I was interested!! …Ok so I just emailed you asking about a book which I’ve just spent the last 40 minutes looking for….well guess what…it’s the booking I’m currently reading!!!!! The same book that I’m loving!!!  Something in the Way (Something in the Way Series Book 1) by Jessica Hawkins.

Marion: Guys this book is soooooo good!!! Everyone should read it, you’ll immediately want to dissect it with someone afterwards… just leave the judgement at the door lol!

Nay: Yes, Maryse! And you need to read it ASAP! This book is on my favorites shelf

Tracy: Oh, my gosh, Maryse, I DEVOURED these books. I cannot wait for the third.

Meagan: Omg!!!! I’m here if you need support!! Lol Without a doubt a top read of mine

Rebecca:  I am dying to know what your reaction is after the first two! I was walking around with my nose in my kindle for two days straight- I didn’t want to stop to eat or sleep. I cannot wait for book 3!

I couldn’t resist anymore. HOW COULD I POSSIBLY RESIST???

P.S. This was exactly the guilty pleasure I expected, considering the blurb-jolt I received from THAT book synopsis! Exciting, exhilarating, an butterfly inducing. ;)

So what’s it about?

Sixteen-year old Lake (beautiful, yet humble, scholarly and completely inexperienced when it comes to boys) is out with her nineteen-year old “wild child, California girl” sister (Tiffany), when they notice a construction crew near their home. Ever-the-flirt, attention-getter Tiffany struts her stuff while Lake remains anonymous in the background, and waits for her sister so they can return home.

When Lake realizes she’s lost her cherished bracelet, she returns to the construction site to look for it, and meets Manning (a gruff, brooding, yet sweet construction worker in his early twenties), that finds it for her.

I squinted up, and up, and up at him. I had only two concepts of men— ones my father’s age, like my teachers, and the boys I went to school with. This one didn’t fit into either category.

They chat, discussing school work, and future goals (his and hers) and become instant, yet tentative friends (considering the inappropriate age difference between the two).

Lake is secretly crushing hard, even though he’s bossy and big brother-like, yet Tiffany has dug her claws in, and claimed him for herself.

I willed him to acknowledge me. I was greedy. I’d spent a lot of time with him today, but I wanted more. He didn’t look up, though. Instead, he said something to Tiffany.

Whatever it was, it made her smile.

And the three forge a friendship that put them all (and us!!) through the angsty-forbidden romance ringer. ;)

To me, Manning seemed as untouchable as the glossy celebrities taped to Tiffany’s wall, so why did she get to touch him?

Eeeeeeep!!! SO fun!!!

And while, yes, I did put it down a few times to do “life-stuff” (it wasn’t sooooo intense that I couldn’t put it down), I was always thinking about it, and telling my sister how it was giving me goosebumps. We even discussed our own teen crushes, as we related to this main character.

“You want to come?” I asked.

He looked back at me. “Might be a good idea to meet your parents.”

He said it to me, not Tiffany. He wanted to meet my parents. And while I should’ve felt uneasy about it, the idea that Manning had any interest in my life had the opposite effect.

It made my heart soar.

Considering where it could possibly go (all those theories of mine = pure angsty trouble), and yep. It did NOT disappoint. Lucky me, book #2 is already out and I will be jumping right in, next. Unlucky me, book #3 will only be out in a couple of months, but I can’t help myself. I must continue!

So that intensity I was speaking of? It’s there, but actually more subtle than I was anticipating, considering the subject matter (a teen crushing HARD on a man), so you know this book, and these characters are headed for trouble.

But it was a nice slow burn, with all the bells & whistles of those desperate, need-to-be-near-each-other belly butterflies, that sweet, protective friendship (from both of them, in different ways)…

“Everyone should have someone looking out for them, and I am. For you.”

“Who do you have?” I asked.

He swallowed audibly, his long neck rippling. “I said everyone should— not everyone does.”

“I’ll be that someone, Manning,” I said.

He put his large hand on my head, making me feel about half his size. “You’re going to protect me?”

I always wanted him to be safe. Cared for, fed, happy. Maybe it was naïve, but I felt I could do that for him, even if it had to be from afar for a while. “Maybe not physically. Protection comes in different forms.”

“That means a lot to me,” he said. “I’d rather you worry about yourself, though. And I’ll worry about you, too.”

…and yet knowing absolutely NOTHING could become of that closeness. Not even discussing potential feelings. No affection. No touching. No admitting, because all of that could lead to disaster (and the uncontrollable kind). And even with all that is “understood” the pining and cravings in this book (mostly via the eyes of the heroine, but also HIS POV every once in awhile) really sets the stage for that titillating forbidden love story that causes even the reader, all sorts of heartache.

Some invisible tether existed between us. Nobody could see it, not even us, but I felt it. I was sure Manning did, too. As long as we both knew it, that was enough for me. For now, at least.

My hiccups? I think I may have experienced more intensity, and emotional drama, and perhaps loved it even more if I didn’t actually know what HE was thinking (in regards to both sisters). Occasionally, we get his POV (which does serve to ease the reader’s stress in regards to what kind of man he is), but then again, considering the circumstances, I eeeeeeeeeped over some of his thoughts, too. ;)

And, I’m not 100% certain I’m “into” the ending and direction that this story just took (I didn’t see THAT coming at all, and I’m not feeling the realism in it so much), but I think I get why the author took it there, so I’m going with it.

After all, this is only book one (a titillating intro to a promisingly tumultuous love story trilogy), and there’s still so much more to come, I just KNOW it. Oh my, where is this going to go? I’ve got all sorts of ideas, and I’m diving back in! ;)

4 stars <— but maybe even more stars due to the fact that I’m DYING to start book #2 and will be reading that one next!

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<— FIRST!!! THE STAR OF THE DAY!!! OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!! IT’S LIVE!!! PENELOPE WARD’S LATEST JUST WENT LIVE EARLY!!! I LOVE THIS AUTHOR & her awesome stories! Drunk Dial is LIVE!!!

“…anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.

I didn’t think he’d call me back…”

Eeeeeep!!! MINE MINE MINE!!! :D !!! I just one-clicked it!

And now… the news:

Life Plus One: A second chance Navy SEAL romance <— RACHEL ROBINSON’S LATEST JUST WENT LIVE!!! NAVY SEAL ALERT!! She goes to college… “Always the geek, and always behind socially—especially with men, she blossoms. With her moral compass guiding her, she finds herself drawn back to San Diego and all she left behind. Him. With memories from their pasts haunting every interaction and decision in their present—and future, their timing never seems to be quite right. A marriage. A baby. Nothing.”

J.B. Salsbury just posted the cover reveal (and blurb) for her upcoming release, The Final Fight (Fighting Series Book 8) - releasing October 23rd 2017. P.S. Here’s the series reading order guide. OMG this blurb wants to break my heart. YES. I will be reading this. OH YES.

“…No one will stand in her way—not even a hot Marine who breezes into her life all confidence and a cocky smile. A few stolen weekends and neither can deny the feelings quickly growing between them. But the obstacles that keep them apart become more devastating when the Marine Corps calls Braeden away for a six-month deployment.

It’s only six months.

What could possibly happen?”

Alyson Santos announces the cover reveal and blurb of book #3 of her Night Shifts Black series!! She says:

“The third installment of the NSB series – VIPER – will be released on Oct 10, 2017!

Viper can be read as a standalone, but also directly follows the action in Night Shifts Black and Tracing Holland.”

Mia Asher has a new book coming out and it’s part of an author collaboration series (Expose) and here is her cover reveal and blurb for her installment. ;)…Years later, the prodigal son has returned to the place where it all started … And I want vengeance. An eye for an eye. A heart for a heart. Two cruel ex-lovers, one innocent pawn, and a vicious game of lust and revenge that could destroy everything. And in this game, the most dangerous move is to fall in love.”

Christine Lee & Nyrae Dawn M/M ROMANCE cover reveal & blurb on the latest collaboration by Christina Lee & Nyrae Dawn (and I just found out, Nyrae is AKA Riley Hart). HOLY. MOLY. How very cool, ’cause I absolutely LOVE Riley Hart and I had NO clue!!!! Christina says:

“Here’s the cover for LIVING OUT LOUD, my fourth collab with Nyrae Dawn (AKA Riley Hart). We’re so excited for Ben and Xavier’s book! See more info below.”

Kristen Ashley announces a cruise she’s going on with the publishers and authors of the 1001 Dark Nights series. She says:

“In January I’ll be cruising with 1,001 Dark Nightsand this bevy of awesome authors?

Well, I am…my first cruise EVAH! And I’m excited!

There will be tons of fun stuff to do with the authors and just chillin’.

So if you wanna treat yourself…”

Debra Anastasia has a book going live tomorrow called “Mercy” (so be on a lookout for that earlybird!!!) because it did not go up for preorder. She reveals the cover and a slight “tease” saying:

I will change how you perceive love.

New Stand Alone by Debra Anastasia:

MERCY will release August 21, 2017

Amazon Echo – Black <— AND LAST BUT DEFINITELY NOT LEAST!!! eek eek eek The Echo is on SALE today!!!!

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ROCK STAR ALERT!!!! And boy did book #1 turn so many of us inside-out. What. A. PREMISE!!!!

And guess what??!! Book #3 was just announced (cover reveal and blurb and all!!) :D

Jeanie: I’m 86% into Night Shifts Black – that blurb totally sold me! And I’m finally at that part where the “chair” is explained. Eeeep the feels!

Kim: I read Night Shifts Black the day it released! It’s MUST reads. A straight forward look in to depression without kid gloves and a HELLUVA read. I stumbled on it before any reviews not really knowing anything other than a former musician was in it ~ that was my initial draw. Boy oh boy, I kept thinking about this hidden gem that way more people need to read!!!

Jean: Okay girls, I’m only gonna say this once (well I might repeat myself). I’m reading Tracing Holland, the 2nd book in the Night Shifts Black series and FRIGGING LOVING IT! Luke Craven! Loved the first one too.

Tessa: Honestly, NSB is a little slow to start, because of the nature of the book, but I really loved it. I couldn’t put it down. Everything felt real to me. The erm, change from the expected, I saw some people didn’t like, but I honestly loved. It felt right, while the expected truly didn’t. *grins*

Eli: I finished Night Shifts Black, and I was speechless. I couldn’t review it right away or talk about it. I just FELT it. I absorbed all the “feels” that come with it. AMAZING. One of my ultimate favorites. …It is overwhelmingly beautiful. It touches your heart. LOVED IT! Must read!

Jean: NIGHT SHIFTS BLACK!! I HOPE YOU LOVE IT AS MUCH AS I DID!! AND YOU MUST READ TRACING HOLLAND TOO! MUST!

About book #1:

His name is Luke. But nobody knows that. He was an iconic musician before he gave up music. But nobody knows that either. They also don’t know he’s twenty-seven, that he used to have an infectious laugh, and that he’s way too young to be widowed. They certainly don’t know the rest of his tragic story. All they know is that he comes into their café at the same time every morning and stares at the same chair at the same table. They know he’s strange. They know he interrupts their breakfast with a cold blast of air as he hovers in the doorway, mustering the courage to confront a piece of furniture.

No one asks why. No one cares. He’s fine with that. He’s done with life. This isn’t even his story anymore. It’s actually Callie’s, the young writer who sat in his chair one day.

This novel is a work of fiction and intended for mature readers. Events and persons depicted are of a fictional nature and use language, make choices, and face situations inappropriate for younger readers. Please note this book also addresses the issues of depression and suicide in a compassionate, realistic manner. This book can be read as a standalone, but the story continues in Tracing Holland.

 

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Invader: Book Two of Foreigner (Foreigner series 2) by C.J. Cherryh

Review by Johanne Pearl Couturier

4 stars

Looks like Bren Cameron’s life is a problem… a big problem for everyone it seems, even people from his own government. Stuck between his job dictating what he should do and say as a diplomat, and his own respect for the people he is living with, the choice is not going to be easy.

In the sequel to Foreigner, C.J. Cherryh continues the saga of “the man stuck in the middle”, in a world where he has to judge who is with him and who is against him… while the leader he is associated with makes him look like a pawn on a chessboard. Atevi are divided now and more than one group want his life to end while other are not sure yet… seeing him as a very dangerous disturbance with his wild ideas. His life and work are already complicated enough but other players decide to reappear from the past… a past Bren knows less about than he thinks and, suddenly, he wishes that some of these people could be with him, making is loneliness as a human being more bearable, if only by teaching a new guest what the Atevi want him to learn.

Bren is not the only one who wants to be informing the new group of the intricacies of this world and the scales could be tipped in a way that could create another war. He has to use all his talents and knowledge to make sure no one has clear advantage over the other, but what does he really want? Who is he really? Can he develop feelings for an Ateva on whom he does not know much, beside the fact she is a member of the assassins’ Guild? She clearly expressed her curiosity about intimacy but can a relationship develop between two species who do not understand each other at a core level?

So many things are happening in this book, it is insane! You’re wracking your brain with “what ifs”? Trying to find who is loyal and who is not? Being surprised by twists and turns? Go ahead! Give yourself this pleasure and be immerged in a world that you get to understand more and more as you follow Bren’s train of thoughts. If you think your life is not easy, try to walk a mile in this human’s shoes… or ride on the back of a Macheiti for that matter. Did I tell you I love those beasts? Oooops, yes I did already! Lol

Well, time for me to go on reading book 3 so I can find out how the new “guests” will adapt to all this madness! And if his 9 feet black alien beauty’s curiosity, making him so uneasy around her, will be satisfied or shift to that new someone…

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OMG this series is HUGE!!! 15 books, and my sister is going crazy for it! She’s review the first two books right here on the blog, but quickly… she describes it this way:

Johanne: It is sci-fi and very political (it’s about two species – humans that arrive on a planet that’s already colonized) and so interesting, but there is romance and I can’t wait for it to happppppeeennnn!!!!

About book #1:

The groundbreaking novel that launched Cherryh’s eponymous space opera series of first contact and its consequences…

It had been nearly five centuries since the starship Phoenix, lost in space and desperately searching for the nearest G5 star, had encountered the planet of the atevi. On this alien world, law was kept by the use of registered assassination, alliances were defined by individual loyalties not geographical borders, and war became inevitable once humans and one faction of atevi established a working relationship. It was a war that humans had no chance of winning on this planet so many light-years from home.

Now, nearly two hundred years after that conflict, humanity has traded its advanced technology for peace and an island refuge that no atevi will ever visit. Then the sole human the treaty allows into atevi society is marked for an assassin’s bullet. THe work of an isolated lunatic? The interests of a particular faction? Or the consequence of one human’s fondness for a species which has fourteen words for betrayal and not a single word for love?

              

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HAPPY FRIDAY!!! It’s time for another weekend of reading and I’m going in!! I’ve just started a book that comes up the most in my “reader questions” (and has been featured as a reader question a few times, in fact). It came up again today, and I was all… “THAT’S IT! I’m reading this now!!” It’s a sign, I just know it… and I’m SO in the mood for this.

What I’m reading now? Something in the Way (Something in the Way Series Book 1) by Jessica Hawkins

Summer: Book 1 and 2 are SO good tons of angst!!!!!

Allie: You won’t be disappointed Maryse!!! This series has been on mind for MONTHS!!!

Grey: I’m dying here… Maryse! you cheated… I thought we were waiting. *giggle*

Maryse: I can’t help myself anymore, Grey! I know I’ll suffer when ‘m sitting here dying for book #3 but I. Just. GOTTA!

Take a look at what else we found for the weekend!! :D

  • Cockloft by K.C. Lynn <— K.C. LYNN’S LATEST IS LIVE!!! FIREFIGHTER ALERT!! They can’t stand each other, but OH BOY do they want each other… “When the beautiful boutique owner and sexy firefighter meet in the most unlikely situation, their two worlds collide, creating an explosion of misperceptions and combustible heat, trapping them in a fire they never saw coming.”
  • Wish You Were Here: A Novel by Renee Carlino <— RENEE CARLINO RECENT RELEASE & WE HAVE FEEDBACK!! Cheryl LOVED IT!!!
Cheryl: I just finished Wish You Were Here. I cried- a big, ugly cry in my daughter’s hospital room. (guess I can read Atheist now Maryse and Amy!) WYWH was sweet, heartbreaking and somewhat angsty. I didn’t like the h too much in the beginning because she was so wimpy, but she evolved because of the circumstances she went thru and I grew to like her by the end. Loved Adam and Seth. My heart broke for them and I felt the emotions they were going thru and wanted what they wanted to come true. Beautiful writing as always with this author. My only complaint is the ending tied up too quickly and I wanted more.
bev: …have you read Laura Florand? Her Once Upon A Rose … She has a sort if whimsical style. I love the meet cute in this one. You can disappear to France for a bit if you want to borrow it.

Jan: I second bev’s rec of Laura Florand. I like the one bev mentioned, and there is a new one coming out soon in that series – sah-weet! My fav series of hers is Amour et Chocolat. I floved The Chocolate Touch (Amour et Chocolat Book 4) and The Chocolate Heart (Amour et Chocolat Book 5). Paris, chocolates, hot chefs, a bit of angst, some sexy romance… what’s not to love? Oh Dominque, oh Luc, you gorgeous, gorgeous men………. Vive la France!

  • Latte Girl by Katia Rose <— THE HEIR TO A SECURITY COMPANY COMES INTO THE COFFEE SHOP……Jordan Knox is enough to send her heart racing faster than a triple shot of espresso, and when the attraction proves to be mutual, no hidden corners or empty offices are safe from their game of cat and mouse. But when she’s ready to drop the pretenses, Jordan continues to hold back...”
  • Enough (Falling For A Rose Book 2) by Stephanie Nicole Norris <— THE GROOM’S BEST MAN ALERT! “…At the celebration of her best friend’s wedding, Claudia Steven’s is trying to sort out her tumultuous emotions, regarding the groom’s best man and brother, Jaden Alexander Rose...”
  • Liam (Mammoth Forest Wolves Book 1) by Kimber White <— SHIFTERS ALERT! FATED MATESMolly Ravary’s not the kind of girl who believes in love at first sight. But when Liam McConnell walks into her life, all rippling muscles and eyes blazing with mystery, she might just have to rethink that. He’s hiding something but that doesn’t keep her from being drawn to him. When he reveals his true shifter self, Molly knows she should head for the hills...”
  • The Lying Game: A Novel by Ruth Ware <— RECENT RELEASE & TASHA COULDN’T PUT IT DOWN ALERT!!!
Tasha: I just finished The Lying Game by Ruth Ware, LOVED it!!! I know I said it might take me a while on GR, Bev, but I couldn’t put it down! I mean, it hooked me right away, but by about 20%, probably, I was getting super invested, and by 40/50% I was totally and completely hooked, and I had to keep reading. Ah, so one of my favorites! I can’t attest to her other books bc this is the only one I’ve read of hers, but I’ll definitely be checking them out. Amy, if you haven’t read this one, I feel like it has your name written all over it!
  • Butcher (Devil Souls MC Book 3) by LeAnn Ashers <— BIKER CLUB ENFORCER ALERT!! “…I see who he really is. I see a man who will do anything for the people he cares about. I see the man who will protect and love me above everything else. I am just as obsessed with him as he is me. I will die for him and he would kill for me.  What everyone doesn’t know is I have the same crazy inside of me...’
  • Forget (Changing Colors Book 1) by N.A. Alcon <— Leslie LOVED IT!
Leslie: I just finished reading Forget by N.A. Alcorn. Loved it! Not sure if I am diving in to the sequel or the other million things I want to finish this month. *shrugs* Book nerd problems.
Jennifer: I just finished The Unrequited by Saffron A Kent. I could NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN! It was a perfect mix of love and hate, tenderness and horribly rough both physically and mentally. It was just all things phenomenal! I’m so sad it’s over. The chemistry between the two was just off the charts but at the same time it was so violent and crazy!! OHHHH MMMM GGGGG
  • Slam: A Colorado Smoke Novel by Andee Michelle <— BASEBALL STAR ALERT!! “...Independent and focused on raising her daughter, Layne is a woman running a business dominated by men. Managing the sports bar her father left her, she has no time for the arrogant ball player who keeps strutting through her door. With chiseled good looks in baseball pants, Slam Nash is a temptation she can’t afford…’
  • Havoc (Moonshine Task Force Book 3) by Laramie Briscoe <— MOONSHINER’S DAUGHTER & MARRIAGE OF ARRANGEMENT ALERT!!! “My brother and my dad are proud of it. They wear their arrest records like a badge of honor. Me? I want as far away from the lifestyle as I can get. It’s the only reason I ask Holden to marry me. At least that’s what I tell myself. I never expect his whispered yes to cause such upheaval in my life.”
  • Trying Not to Love You: (Dragon Skulls MC) by Rose Briner <— BIKER BOOK ALERT!!! SHE HAS TO RUN TO THE ENEMY… “...For Kara Zaragoza, surviving is her only option after her husband is killed. With club secrets in hand, she’s on the run from the Nomad Jokers MC and has no choice but to run straight to their enemy...”
                    

 

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

  1. If Ever by Angie Stanton – August 21st 2017
  2. After the Game (Field Party Book 3) by Abbi Glines – August 22nd 2017
  3. The Beauty of Us: A Fusion Novel by Kristen Proby - August 22nd 2017
  4. Keep Her Safe: A Novel by K.A. Tucker - August 22nd 2017

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Oh I HAVE read this one too, but I can’t place it…

The bracelet and the grandson is a dead giveaway for me because I LOVED how that part played out but for the life of me, I can’t remember which book it is either. Definitely read it a few years ago, so now I TOO am dying to know!

Er… wait. Why am I thinking Mists of The Serengeti? No… right? That can’t be it?

Amy asks:

I am looking for a romance book where the heroine goes back to her childhood home where (I think) her mother died or was killed, maybe by hitting her head.

The woman who lives there now lets her in to look around and she is there her grandson comes over, I think to bring a Christmas tree.

The heroine leaves but loses her diamond bracelet there.

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The grandson contacts her and they start to date but he has a history.

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He goes to jail for involuntary manslaughter maybe.

Anyone know it? PLEASE!! We must find it!!! :D !!!

Carol: I think it is Coming Home by Priscilla Glenn

Rebecca: Ugh I totally know this one but I can’t remember the name! …It’s Coming Home by Priscilla Glenn!

Maryse: OMG I THINK THAT’S IT!!!!!!

Amy: This is it!!!!

Maryse: YAYYYYY!! Another one solved! :D And yes! I DID read and love this one! (P.S. My Book Review)

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