BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! K. BROMBERG’S LATEST JUST WENT LIVE!!! And now the “duet” is complete!!! ➔ The Catch (The Player Duet) ➔➔➔➔➔

Good morning everybody, and happy NEW RELEASE DAY!!It’s the last big release day of the month, and it is a good one! Coming in at 85+ new books, and I’ll be checking throughout the day in case I’ve missed any, or any late bloomers go live a little later. ;) Also don’t forget to check out yesterday’s list (it’s up to 17, now) ➔ 15 Earlybird Book Releases

I’ve highlighted a bunch of great-sounding ones, but some sound extra-enticing to me. ;) Like… Make Me Stay (’cause book #1 in the series was so good, and a fellow reader told me this one was even better!! I believe they are standalones), Until It Fades (that one up there to the left! Heck yes, another awesome author, and the premise sounds perfect for me! She saves a man, and only once the police show up does she realize he’s a famous hockey player), Raw Need (Cherrie Lynn???!!! YES PLEASE!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE her, and this blurb SERIOUSLY gave me a blurb jolt. I think I just found my next read!!! She’s pregnant and her husband dies, and she escapes her pain by listening to her favorite music, and then she meets the lead singer… *gasp!!* BUT!!!! OMG THE BUT!!!!! It’s the last part of the blurb that gave me that jolt…). MINE!!!! Easy Nights (she’s abused by her husband, and her best friend from high school, now an MMA fighter is there for her…. Oooooooh her husband is gonna get it!!), and The Coppersmith Farmhouse (okay that’s from the reader recommendations section, but this one is much-loved by a few of my book buddies, and the latest recommendation told me it was a total KA feel!!!). OMG I so HAVE to read this. In fact there are three books in the series now. :D !!

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

AUDIOBOOK L:DVERS

For those going on a road trip soon, or maybe you’ve got some projects that require both hands this weekend but still allows you to “listen”… check out the free audible trial + 2 free audiobooks deal —>

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans all of your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!
  1. The Sweetest Burn: A Broken Destiny Novel by Jeaniene Frost
  2. The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely
  3. Easy Nights by Kristen Proby
  4. The Day of the Duchess: Scandal & Scoundrel, Book III by Sarah MacLean
  5. Murder Games by James Patterson
  6. Until It Fades: A Novel by K.A. Tucker
  7. Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction by Diana Gabaldon
      

 

BARGAINS & READER RECOMMENDATIONS (NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order. Sales listed are for Amazon U.S., however some of the Amazon UK links also reflect the sale!):

  • Needing Moore Series Boxed Set by Julie Richman <— SERIES BUNDLE SUPER-BARGAIN!!! “All three Bestselling, Top-Rated Books from The Needing Moore Trilogy by USA Today Bestseller Julie A. Richman, PLUS never before seen BONUS CHAPTERS for each book.“ Lauren found us this one!!

Lauren: Maryse, Julie A. Richman’s Needing Moore Series Boxed Set came out yesterday for **….for a limited time!!! Includes all of the books plus bonus chapters & a sneak peek at Moore Than A Feeling.

Bonnie: My book fog was because of the Needing Moore series by Julie Richman. Could not put it down and recommended it to everyone I know that likes to read.

Tessa: Whoever recommended the Needing Moore series: thank you! It’s so good, and has sucked me in big time.

Susan: Awesome!!

Lauren: I was 1-clicking all last night. So many of these on my Amazon wish list.

Shannon: It’s not like I need to eat in July. I’ll just read. ;)

Maryse: LOL!!!! We can live on books and water alone.

  • The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely <— LAUREN BLAKELY RECENT RELEASE BACK ON THE LIST ’cause it has AMAZING (and I mean AMAZING reviews on Amazon right now) and my friend Kandace read it, too!
 Kandace: Read it. It was a nice and easy read.
  • The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward <— J.R. WARD SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!! Her book “The Bourbon Kings” is on sale right now!! Jan loved it!
Jan: “Bourbon kings was a big sprawling southern family drama/ melodrama reminiscent of that old TV series Dallas. You think, omg did that happen? Did they go THERE? Who is screwing who? (literally and figuratively lol) What the f will happen next? It was great.”
Jennifer: Hey there…. was just wondering if you’ve read Devney Perry’s books “The Jamison Valley series”. So far there are 2 books with the 3rd out for preorder for August. I just read them (took me less than 24 hrs to read both). Has the alpha male and mystery/suspense to it. And of course there were parts of the book that I would bust out laughing so hard that my 9 year old daughter would say “Guess you’re liking your new book?” Very Kristen Ashley feel to it!! Can’t wait for the next book! Hope you have a great day!!!
    

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN

  1. The Sweetest Burn: A Paranormal Romance Novel (A Broken Destiny Novel) by Jeaniene Frost
  2. Colt Harper: Esteemed Vampire Cat by Tyrolin Puxty
  3. The Touch of Snow (The Glacial Blood Book 1) by Anna Edwards
  4. Wolf Quest (Brotherhood of Blood Book 7) by Bianca D’Arc
  5. The Shaman’s Son (The Conjurers Book 2) by Jane Glatt
  6. The Healer and the Warrior by Bekah Clark
  7. A Witch’s Fate: Witches of Lane County by Jody A Kessler
  8. Soul Redeemed (Sons of Wrath Book 4) by Keri Lake <— KERI LAKE ALERT!!The Sons of Wrath series is a paranormal romance featuring sexually-charged, vengeance-dealing demons, the non-cuddly variety of werewolves, sweet-talking succubi, and some creepy fallen angels. You’ve been warned.”
  9. CREATED: Earth Hunters Series–Book Two (Earth Hunter Series 2) by Janice Boekhoff
  10. Storm Unleashed: Phantom Islanders Part III by Ednah Walters
  11. The Mech Who Loved Me (The Blue Blood Conspiracy Book 2) by Bec McMaster
  12. Ranger (Rise of the Pride, Book 5) by Theresa Hissong
  13. Garden of Graves (House of Royals Book 8) by Keary Taylor
  14. Light of Dawn (The Remnant Book 3) by Vannetta Chapman
  15. Hunted: An Eternal Guardians Novella by Elizabeth Naughton <— ELIZABETH NAUGHTON ALERT!! “...he also longs for one Siren who entranced him during their steamy seduction sessions. A nymph he quickly became obsessed with and who was ripped from his grasp when her seduction training was complete. One he’s just learned Zeus has marked for death because she failed the last Siren test...”
  16. Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction by Diana Gabaldon <— DIANA GABALDON ALERT!!
  17. Blood Vice by Angela Roquet
  18. Water’s Mark: A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance: Cancer (Lords of Krete Book 1) by Rachael Slate

                 

 

CONTEMPORARY

  1. Make Me Stay: The Panic Series by Sidney Halston <— SIDNEY HALSTON ALERT!! I loved the first book in this series, and now there’s another one! (and they can be read as standalones!!) In fact… here’s some feedback! Gina: “Just finished an ARC of Make Me Stay by Sidney Halston. It’s the one after Pull Me Close that you recommend. This one was just as good (maybe better). I can’t say much without spoiling it. I’ll just say…******.”
  2. Darkness Matters by Jay McLean <— LIVE!!!
  3. The Beard Made Me Do It (The Dixie Warden Rejects Book 5) by Lanie Lynn Vale <— LIVE!! BIKER BOOK!!
  4. Burnt Sugar (ACE Series Book 2) by Layne Harper <— LIVE!!
  5. Dirty (A Damaged Romance Duet Book 1) by Michelle Horst <— LIVE!!!
  6. Playing For Keeps: A York Bombers Hockey Romance (The York Bombers Book 3) by Lisa B. Kamps <— LIVE!!!!
  7. Absolution by Missy Johnson <— LIVE!!!
  8. Sidearms and Silk (A Nash Mystery Book 1) by Vella Day
  9. Shattered King: A Lawless Kings Novel by Sherilee Gray
  10. Trouble (Bad Boy Homecoming Book 2) by Avery Flynn <— THE SEXY COP & THE HIGH SCHOOL REUNION ALERT!! “…when the invite to her tenth high school reunion arrived along with the chance to show everyone who doubted her what a success she’s made of herself, she couldn’t resist. However, when she discovers a 15-carat, stolen diamond in her rental car’s glove box, there’s only one man she can turn to for help—the same sexy, stubborn domineering man who’d smashed her heart all those years ago...”
  11. Small Town Scandal: A Wingmen Novel by Daisy Prescott <— JUST WENT LIVE. REPUTATION SCANDAL & HE’S IN LOVE WITH HER… “…On the island, my last name is synonymous with scandal. With a notorious father and a famous brother, I’ve been on the sidelines of our small town’s gossip circle for years. Nothing to see here. Just a man and his goats, happily going through life. Not a care in the world. Too bad it’s all lies. I’m tired of trying not to be in love with Ashley Kingston, our very own island jezebel...”
  12. Love Unbounded by Hadley Quinn
  13. My Fiancé’s Brother (The Guilty Series Book 2) by Odette Stone
  14. Painting For Keeps (Cupid’s Café Book 2) by Landra Graf
  15. Mr. Rich by Virna DePaul
  16. Crossed Expectations by Lonz Cook
  17. Until It Fades: A Novel by K.A Tucker <— K.A. TUCKER ALERT!! THE HOCKEY STAR & THE SINGLE (VERY PRIVATE) MOM THAT SAVED HIM ...” …on a lonely road back from another failed date, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has rescued: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling. Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage. So she hides her identity. It works. For a time...”
  18. The Cafe by the Sea: A Novel by Jenny Colgan
  19. A Little Harmless Lie by Melissa Schroeder
  20. Where Danger Hides (Corporate Heat Book 1) by Desiree Holt
  21. Forever Nights (Girls’ Night Out Book 4) by Eva Moore
  22. Raw Need (Larson Brothers) by Cherrie Lynn <— CHERRIE LYNN ALERT!!! ROCK STAR & THE SINGLE PREGNANT MOM & OH WHOA… this one sounds all SORTS of angsty!!! “…Soon after her husband’s death, Rowan Dugas learned she was pregnant. With grief and uncertainty her only companions, Rowan was only able to find an escape through music; specifically Zane Larson’s hypnotic voice. But after meeting the sexy lead singer of her favorite band, Rowan can hardly believe he’s interested in her. But Zane also has a painful connection to her unborn child – Zane’s brother is responsible for her husband’s death....”
  23. Keeping Her SEAL (ASSIGNMENT: Caribbean Nights Book 8) by Kat Cantrell
  24. Belonging (House of Goths Book 2) by Maria Bernard
  25. King of Clubs (Aces & Eights Book 2) by Sandra Owens
  26. Mouth Watering (St. Leasing Book 1) by Ruby Carew & Opal Carew
  27. Feral King (The Dominant Bastard Book 1) by Sparrow Beckett <— HER NEW BOSS IS A RICH, ANTI-SOCIAL DOM ALERT!!! “…When she’s hired to take care of a wealthy old man with no social skills, she’s excited to have found work in her field. The new boss isn’t at all what she expected. Severin Leduc is only thirty. He’s also a dominant, tattooed brute who’s needs someone to break through the walls he’s built. The exiled son of a wealthy family, he’s unapologetically rude and eccentric. Raised by servants, he doesn’t want extra people in his life, let alone a pretty girl who refuses to leave him in peace…”
  28. Drift by J. J. Murray
  29. Along Came Us (Man Enough) by Nicole McLaughlin
  30. A Stardance Summer (Eternity Springs) by Emily March
  31. Dropout (Bad Boy Homecoming Book 1) by Carrie Ann Ryan <— HIGH SCHOOL REUNION/SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!!! She…”...had everything when she left her hometown. Not only was she Valedictorian with a full scholarship, but she was also engaged to the boy of her dreams. Then, life threw a wrench in her plans, and she had to find a way to live the new life fate handed her. The last thing she needs is the hot boy from high school returning to town as the sexy man of her dreams…
  32. Snowdrift by Debra Erfert
  33. Undeniable (Damaged Elite Book 1) by K. Renee
  34. Dark Master (Dark Masters Book 1) by Shana Vanterpool
  35. Wanna Be Bad <— ANTHOLOGY
  36. Egg Drop Souls (The Silk Lotus Book 1) by Catherine Black
  37. The Duchess: A Novel by Danielle Steel <— DANIELLE STEEL HISTORICAL MADAM ALERT!!…At eighteen she is her father’s closest, most trusted child, schooled in managing their grand estate. But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally turn her out, denying her very existence. Angélique has a keen mind, remarkable beauty, and an envelope of money her father pressed upon her. To survive, she will need all her resources—and one bold stroke of fortune. Unable to secure employment without references or connections, Angélique desperately makes her way to Paris, where she rescues a young woman fleeing an abusive madam—and suddenly sees a possibility: Open an elegant house of pleasure that will protect its women and serve only the best clients...”
  38. My Unexpected Hope by Tammy L. Gray
  39. Prom Queen (Bad Boy Homecoming Book 3) by Katee Robert
  40. Rock Star (Bad Boy Homecoming Book 5) by Stacey Kennedy
  41. Honor (Bad Boy Homecoming Book 4) by Kennedy Layne
  42. Easy Nights (The Boudreaux Series Book 6) by Kristen Proby <— KRISTEN PROBY SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!!! ABUSED BY HER COLLEGE SWEETHEART HUSBAND… BUT!!! SHE HAS HER MMA FIGHTER CHILDHOOD FRIEND... “…Benjamin Preston sat on the sidelines of the Boudreaux family for years, in love with a woman he couldn’t have. As the best friend of the Boudreaux brothers since childhood, Ben has seen both tragedies and joys in the family. And as a former MMA fighter and Krav Maga expert, Ben’s used to fighting for what he wants—and winning. His hands were tied when Savannah married her college sweetheart not long after graduation, but now two years have passed since Ben found Savannah broken in her own home.”
  43. Exploited: A Zero Day Romance by A. Meredith Walters
  44. The Legend (Sons of Texas) by Donna Grant
  45. Lost Love (Cowboys and Angels Book 1) by Kelly Elliott <—KELLY ELLIOTT SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT! High school sweethearts, but she HATES him now... “…here I stand … in front of my high school girlfriend. A beautiful, confident woman has replaced the young girl I once knew and loved. Hell. I’m still in love with her. Yep. Paxton Monroe was my first love and the one girl in town who now hated my guts. So much so, Paxton swore her revenge on me if it took her until the day she died…
  46. Luca (Ruin & Revenge) by Sarah Castille
  47. Unlucky (Jagger & Poppy Book 3) by Avery Aster
  48. Single-Minded: A Novel by Lisa Daily
  49. All There Is (Juniper Hills Book 1) by Violet Duke <— SHE BELIEVES HE STARTED THE FIRE……Jake Rowan has never been able to escape the worst day of his life, when he took the fall for his older brother, who started a tragic fire. Years later, he’s carved out a life as a carpenter, but when he runs into Emma again, he’s reminded of everything he’s lost—and everything he still longs for...”
  50. The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young <— HER NEW STEP-SIBLINGS ALERT!! “It’s taken years to cover the mess of her home life with a veneer of popularity. Now she’s living in one of Boston’s wealthiest neighborhoods with her mom’s fiancé and his daughter, Eloise. Thanks to her soon-to-be stepsister’s clique of friends, including Eloise’s gorgeous, arrogant boyfriend, Finn, India feels like the one thing she hoped never to be seen as again: trash…”
  51. Club Thrive: Vendetta (The Club Thrive Series Book 2) by Alison Mello
  52. Not Safe for Work: A Billionaire Menage Novella by Charlotte Stein <— CHARLOTTE STEIN ALERT!!
  53. Damaged Like Us (Like Us Series Book 1) by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!! He’s famous and now he has a bodyguard…Born into one of the most famous families in the country, his celebrity status began at birth. He is certified American royalty. When he’s assigned a new 24/7 bodyguard, he comes face-to-face with the worst case scenario: being attached to the tattooed, MMA-trained, Yale graduate who’s known for “going rogue” in the security team — and who fills 1/3 of Maximoff’s sexual fantasies…
  54. Heathens by Britt Collins
  55. Abroad: Book One (The Hellum and Neal Series in LGBTQIA+ Literature 5) by Liz Jacobs <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  56. Hero Undercover: 25 Breathtaking Bad Boys
  57. The King by Skye Warren
  58. Loved By The MC (Penetrators MC Book 3) by Devyn Douglas
  59. The Bet (Players Series) by Elizabeth Hayley
  60. Badcock Tour by Christine Besze <— THE PLAYEES BECOME THE PLAYERS ALERT!! “…Three friends. Too many drinks. A terribly awesome idea. A girl can be played so many times before she snaps. Enough is enough. Time to turn the tables. This summer, the playees become the players. And brace yourself. Sh*t’s about to get weird...”
  61. A Letter from Lancaster County (Lancaster Discoveries Book 1) by Kate Lloyd
  62. High Stakes (The Men Of The Sisterhood) by Fern Michaels
  63. Lisa (Beach Brides Book 6) by Denise Devine
  64. Blue Hollow Falls (Blue Hollow Falls Series Book 1) by Donna Kauffman
  65. Fifty Frogs (MeetCute Books) by Tawdra Kandle <— ANTHOLOGY ALERT!!Twelve authors. Twelve stand-alone contemporary romance novels. Twelve stories that will make your heart beat a little faster. Because it’s all about the #MeetCute.”
  66. Quest (The Boys of RDA Book 4) by Megan Matthews
  67. Church: (The Billionaire’s Virgin Romance) by Michelle Hughes
  68. Grind by Sybil Bartel
  69. Dr. ER (St. Luke’s Docuseries Book 2) by Max Monroe <— MAX MONROE ALERT!! SEXY DOCTOR IN A REALITY SERIES & SHE HATES HIM!!!…As the new face of the reality docuseries, The Doctor Is In, I plan to take his power and recognition right to the streets of New York City and into the pants of willing women. Well, that was my plan. Until her—feisty, beautiful, and addictively sexy Harlow Paige. A gossip columnist that just loves writing about yours truly...”
  70. Luca (Ruin & Revenge) by Sarah Castille
  71. Badlands (Sawbones) by Melissa Lenhardt
  72. The Weight of Life by Whitney Barbetti
  73. Her Australian Cattle Baron (The Australians) by Margaret Way
  74. Not Another Rock Star (Hot Under Her Collar Book 3) by Amber Belldene

                                                                   

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

  1. The Catch (The Player Duet Book 2) by K. Bromberg – June 29th 2017
  2. Absolution by Missy Johnson – June 29th 2017
  3. The Long Way Home (The One Series Book 1) by Jasinda Wilder – June 30th 2017
  4. Fuel for Fire (Black Knights Inc.) by Julie Ann Walker – July 1st 2017
  5. Wish You Were Here: A Novel by Renee Carlino - July 4th 2017
  6. Ashes (The Dark in You) by Suzanne Wright - July 4th 2017
  7. Vanishing Act by A.M. Madden - July 4th 2017
  8. Wicked Kiss by Rebecca Zanetti – July 4th 2017
  9. Jilted: A Love Hurts Novel by Sawyer Bennett – July 11th 2017
  10. Trust by Kylie Scott – July 11th 2017
  11. Eyes On You: A Blasphemy Novella by Laura Kaye - July 11th 2017
  12. Hunger: The Energy Vampires Book Two by Jacquelyn Frank - July 11th 2017
  13. When I Need You (The Need You Series) by Melissa Foster – July 12th 2017

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Zhara is looking for this one. Oh I love the premise, and I’m with her!! This book, OR books like it sound right up our alley, so let’s make a list!!! :D

She asks:

please help me find this book… I read the summary like years ago and I didnt get the book…

it’s about this recent widow who loved her husband and she in a  great pain couldn’t belive that he is lost to her

so one day she was at a store I dont remember correctly if its a grocery store or book or something like it and she saw her husband or a man who  looks like him… that’s it…

could you recommend any book like this?

Anyone know it?

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Sarah needs our book help!! She’s looking for one that sounds pretty awesome, because his family hates her (so I can already imagine the angst and turmoil). ;)

She asks:

Hi,

I love your reviews!! I have read a lot of books upon your recommendation and now I need your help if possible.

I read a book a while back and the name and author has totally slipped my mind, not sure if I got the book from your page but thought its worth a try to see if you have any idea.

Basically the description is the book is about a man and woman who I recall break into places to steal things, the girl is quite reluctant but comes around. If I remember rightly his family were quite rich and hers weren’t so his parents didn’t like her.

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Anyway it turned out he had a serious condition maybe a brain tumour, he went away to get an operation and when he came back he couldn’t remember her and his family told her he was dead.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you :)

Anyone know it, or have a guess?

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<— I was told this one has a very “Kristen Ashley” feel to it, and OH MY YES PLEASE!!!!

My fellow book-blog buddy, Angie went CRAZY for book #1, and that’s when I first heard of it a few months ago. And then I received a few awesome recommendations for it too, so guess what? THIS will be my next read (I’m starting today). Yep. I just one-clicked it! YAY ME!!! Book #1 and book #2 are both out (#2 was just recently released), and number 3 is coming out on my birthday. How’s that for luck?!!! :D

Jennifer: Jennifer: Hey there…. was just wondering if you’ve read Devney Perry’s books “The Jamison Valley series”. So far there are 2 books with the 3rd out for preorder for August. I just read them (took me less than 24 hrs to read both). Has the alpha male and mystery/suspense to it. And of course there were parts of the book that I would bust out laughing so hard that my 9 year old daughter would say “Guess you’re liking your new book?” Very Kristen Ashley feel to it!! Can’t wait for the next book! Hope you have a great day!!!

Linda: Maryse I just finished an absolutely best read and I don’t think I’ve seen it on your blog. The Copper Smith Farm House by Devney Perry. Couldn’t put it down!!! I’m actually pouting because I wish I could read it all over again for the first time!!! Anticipating a snowstorm here in the panhandle of WV so maybe snuggled in with another great book!!

Angie: Yessssssss! OMG. The Coppersmith Farmhouse is amazing! I LOVE Devney Perry. That series is so full of twists and turns! A must read.

About book #1:

One old farmhouse brought them together. It could also tear them apart.

Gigi has just uprooted her whole world to start a new life. The unexpected gift of a farmhouse in small-town Montana is just what she and her daughter need to escape big-city loneliness. The last thing she needs is attitude from the town’s sheriff, the most perfectly attractive and ruggedly handsome man she’s ever laid eyes on—and a complete jerk.

Jess knows all about women like Gigi. Beautiful. Sexy. Scheming. She’s stolen his sanctuary, the farmhouse that should have been his. But along with a face full of freckles, she’s got a sharp wit and a backbone of steel—something he doesn’t discover until after making a complete fool of himself. If he can earn back her trust and win her heart, he might just find the home he’s always needed.

  

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Happy Monday everyone!!! And lookit the 15 earlybirds that just went live!

I’ll be adding more as the day goes on (like one from Christina Lee that should be live any minute now called “Regret”), but in the meantime, take a look at these!

Oh yeah and P.S. In case you missed my latest review, here it is: Book Review – Riven by Lissa Del

P.S. HOLY. MOLY!!! eek It looks like Entangled Publishing is having a HUGE SUPER-BARGAIN sale on so many of their author’s books (like Tessa Bailey, Lauren Blakely, Elle Kennedy, J. Lynn, Nina Croft, Gina Maxwell, Rebecca Zanetti and so many more!!) Also… I totally LOVED that one to the right, by Tessa Bailey (just to give you an idea. In fact here’s my review.) ;)  ➔➔➔➔

EARLY BIRDS THAT JUST WENT LIVE RIGHT NOW!!!!!

  1. Tied (Devils Wolves Book 2) by Carian Cole <— LIVE!!! CARIAN COLE/RECLUSE ALERT!!! Hmmm… this looks reallllllly gooooood. “He’s possibly as damaged as I am. Maybe even more. Scarred just as much on the inside as the outside. Just like me. He doesn’t speak. He doesn’t smile. He hides in the woods like an animal. I should be scared of him. But I’m not...”
  2. Oversight (The Community Book 2) by Santino Hassell <— LIVE!!! SANTINO HASSELL’S LATEST M/M ROMANCE ALERT!! Must be read in order!! Book two in The Community series (and here’s book #1: Insight (The Community Book 1)
  3. Coach’s Challenge (Scoring Chances Book 5) by Avon Gale <— LIVE!! M/M HOCKEY STAR ROMANCE ALERT!! He’s asked to coach a team… “Troy is disheartened when he finds that the Ravens have signed Shane North, a player known for his aggression. And it only gets worse when Shane’s rough good looks give Troy inappropriate thoughts about a member of his team, even if Shane’s set to retire at the end of the season...”
  4. Storming the Castle (Dale Series) by Arianna Hart <— LIVE!! SINGLE MOM & THE MOODY ROCK STAR ALERT! “...With her daughter’s paternal grandparents making a sudden appearance and the difficulties of running her own lodge and being a single mom, Faith Adams doesn’t have the time to worry about the mysterious stranger staying in one of her cottages, no matter how sexy he is. Her newest guest may be surly, but his money is good…
  5. The Princesses (Princess Series Book 5) by Alexa Riley <— LIVE!!! ALEXY RILEY BOOK BUNDLE ALERT! And it’s super-bargain priced! “The Princess bundle includes the entire Princess Series with a BRAND NEW BONUS story at the end.”
  6. Mick: CAOS MC by KB Winters <— LIVE!!! BIKER BOOK ALERT!!…my club brother, Magnus is f*cking dead. And he left behind his legacy. A daughter he’d been searching for. I found her. For him. What I don’t expect is to keep her. For me. Holy F*ck. Beautiful is an understatement...”
  7. Bad Boys of Football <— LIVE!! FOOTBALL STAR ANTHOLOGY ALERT! And it’s super-bargain priced. “A STEAMY Bad Boy Sports Romance COLLECTION.”
  8. Unashamed (The Shameless Trilogy Book 3) by M. Malone & Nana Malone <— CONCLUSION TO THE TRILOGY ALERT!!He is the thing that goes bump in the night. He is a liar, a protector…a killer… He is Noah Blake. …And I love him.”
  9. Beyond Time: A Knights Through Time Travel Romance by Cynthia Luhrs <— LIVE!!! TIME TRAVEL ALERT! “What happens when a 14th century Scottish hunk ends up in the 21st century? Would you believe his story?”
  10. Falling for Loverboy: Forbidden Romance (Sex & Secrets Book 2) by Jani Kay <— LIVE!! FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT!!! “When we decide to meet for a drink, I don’t expect to get knocked over and lose my memory, with only the stranger to help me. I’ve forgotten my past, but my present is perfect because I’m falling for Loverboy.Until I remember who I am …
  11. Vengeance: A Dark Billionaire Romance (Empire Sin) by Isabella Starling <— LIVE! BILLIONAIRE DARK READ ALERT! “He ruined my childhood. He’s the reason my family fell apart. He just bought me and took my virginity in front of my stepfather…
  12. Forgetting You, Forgetting Me (Memories from Yesterday Book 1) by Monica James <— LIVE!!! ANGSTY-FORBIDDENY SOUNDING!! “...one fateful event shattered my perfect life. It’s unimaginable how simple, ordinary words can change a person’s life forever. For me those words were, “There’s been an accident.” I thought Sam was my forever, but that forever came to a close the day Saxon Stone, Sam’s identical twin brother, came back. Saxon returned to Montana to help save Sam, however, the moment he entered my life, he turned my world upside down...”
  13. Wedding Bells at Butterfly Cove: A heartwarming romantic read for summer 2017! (Butterfly Cove, Book 2) by Sarah Bennett <— HER MARRIAGE FELL APART and so she goes to visit her bride-to-be sister, with her children in tow… “…Luckily, handsome neighbour Aaron Spenser offers to share his new cottage with Kiki until she’s back on her feet. And as the wedding draws closer, Kiki realises that Butterfly Cove may be offering her little family more than just a new home…
  14. Giving it All (Dale Series) by Arianna Hart <— SCARRED EX-NAVY SEAL ALERT!!! “Ellie Hall has had a crush on Grant for as long as she can remember. She’s no longer the gawky little girl next door, but having Grant back in town sure makes her feel that way…”
  15. Regret (Under My Skin Book 1) by Christina Lee <— LIVE!! CHRISTINA LEE’S LATEST M/M ROMANCE ALERT! THEY HATE EACH OTHER… (and have to room together) … “When Brian “Brin” Schubert’s condo floods, he takes his co-worker up on the offer to stay on his crappy futon for a while. The last thing he expects is for his friend’s roommate to be the one guy he despises the most. The same guy who stomped on his heart senior year of high school. And by the looks of the girl on his arm, the same man who’s still deep inside the closet...”
  16. Going Home (Dale Series) by Arianna Hart <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT! “After serving in the military, J.T. McBride came back to Dale to join the small police force. He wasn’t much more than a boy when he missed his first chance with Nadya, and he never expected to see again…”
  17. Recluse (Spider Series Book 1) by Jaycee Ford <— ANOTHER ALL SORTS OF ANGSTY-FORBIDDENY SOUNDING!!!! Oooooooooh the last liiiiiinnnne!!!! They were partners in the police force…. ”.…Your thoroughness and precision made you a great cop. It’s what got you killed. And now I live with the darkening shadows of your memory. You weren’t here when I needed you to save me. You weren’t here when I needed help solving the most gruesome murder this town had ever seen. But most of all, you weren’t here to keep me from falling in love with your wife.”

                

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

  1. Make Me Stay: The Panic Series by Sidney Halston – June 27th 2017
Gina: Just finished an ARC of Make Me Stay by Sidney Halston. It’s the one after Pull Me Close that you recommend. This one was just as good (maybe better). I can’t say much without spoiling it. I’ll just say…amnesia.
  1. The Sweetest Burn: A Paranormal Romance Novel (A Broken Destiny Novel) by Jeaniene Frost - June 27th 2017
  2. Until It Fades: A Novel by K.A Tucker – June 27th 2017
  3. Raw Need (Larson Brothers) by Cherrie Lynn – June 27th 2017
  4. Dropout (Bad Boy Homecoming Book 1) by Carrie Ann Ryan – June 27th 2017
  5. The Duchess: A Novel by Danielle Steel – June 27th 2017
  6. Easy Nights (The Boudreaux Series Book 6) by Kristen Proby – June 27th 2017
  7. Exploited: A Zero Day Romance by A. Meredith Walters - June 27th 2017
  8. The Legend (Sons of Texas) by Donna Grant - June 27th 2017
  9. The Duchess: A Novel by Danielle Steel - June 27th 2017
  10. Lost Love (Cowboys and Angels Book 1) by Kelly Elliott – June 27th 2017
  11. All There Is (Juniper Hills Book 1) by Violet Duke – June 27th 2017
  12. The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young - June 27th 2017
  13. Damaged Like Us (Like Us Series Book 1) by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie - June 27th 2017
  14. Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction by Diana Gabaldon - June 27th 2017
  15. The King by Skye Warren – June 27th 2017
  16. Dr. ER (St. Luke’s Docuseries Book 2) by Max Monroe – June 27th 2017
  17. Luca (Ruin & Revenge) by Sarah Castille – June 27th 2017
  18. Badlands (Sawbones) by Melissa Lenhardt – June 27th 2017
  19. The Weight of Life by Whitney Barbetti – June 28th 2017
  20. Hunted: An Eternal Guardians Novella by Elisabeth Naughton – June 29th 2017
  21. The Catch (The Player Duet Book 2) by K. Bromberg – June 29th 2017
  22. The Long Way Home (The One Series Book 1) by Jasinda Wilder – June 30th 2017

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Riven
You guys… OMG you GUYS!!! This author. She’s just MY thing, ya know? *ooooooomph!!!!*

Yes, you may not recognize this pen name exactly, but look a little further, and you’ll see it’s another form of THE “Melissa Delport” (remember?? Her book Rainfall rocked my world), and to this day, is still one of my #1 jaw droppers that continues to haunt me to this day.

And she’s just written another haunting romance. Total TOTAL love story, and true to her psychological intrigue, it had that *oomph* reveal that I didn’t see coming. The kind of thing that I had to analyze from both sides of the fence. And that I could TOTALLY “get” from both… angles.

Whoa. This one, okay, may not haunt me as hard as Rainfall did, but when I love an author, and I hope to get something different from each of their stories and yet something TOTALLY their “style”? This author does that. I need more. PLEASE. Please write another one for me!!!!!

Okay… here are some reader reactions, but if you want to go in blind(er), just skip these altogether. They are highly exciting, and enticing reactions and made ME want to read it badly, but at the same time, I don’t want anyone to get any preconceived notions from some of these comments. ;) ‘kay?

*spoilerish reactions ahead*

Ela: I am so in for Riven!!!!!!!!

Jean: Riven is by the same author as Rainfall?!?!?!? OMG….I need it, I want it, and I want to BR with you guys!!

Ela:SO YEAH, EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ RIVEN EXCEPT LESLIE!  MARYSE!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS YOUR BOOK!

Lisa: May I add – Riven…yeah, total Melissa Delport hand your heart to you book. Marmies…you will adore this!!!

Amy: ELA!! I’M SHOUTING IN CAPS SO YOU’LL HEAR ME…DON’T SAY TOO MUCH SO NOTHING IS GIVEN AWAY WITH RIVEN, M’KAY?!?!? I WANT TO BE BLINDSIDED!!!

Jean: Finished Riven this morning and I think it is a must read for all of you!

Amy: I’m starting Riven tonight and I’m so excited!!

Lisa: I posted in my review of Riven that I’m filing a restraining order against all prior and future Melissa Delport books!! All our BR buddies need to hurry up so Ela and I have someone else to rant at…and I can’t WAIT to see Maryse’s review!!

Maryse: LOL!!!!!!! OMG. And all I want IS MORE of her books. MORE MORE MORE! This lady can write, and boy are her stories intense and surprising!

Charity: Just finished Riven and OMG what an amazing completely shocking ending! Balled like a baby!

In a good way or bad way? I won’t say, but now I know what she means. *smirk*

*sigh* Holy moly. There’s not a thing about this story-telling that I would change. Well… er, maybe I take that back. eek I mean. Umm… I’ll let you read it and find out for yourselves. But this one has all of that oomph and impact and that gasp-worthy (and yet totally feasible) reveal that makes you second guess all the rights and wrongs. The shoulda-coulda-wouldas.

So what’s it about? This part will be short and sweet, ’cause it’s about SO much more than what I can say here. But I’ll give you a jumpstart (and still you’ll have no idea where’s it going, from this). Tee hee! ;)

Okaysolike… there’s this girl. Her name is Sarah and she’s in her last year of University studying to be an architect and competing for a highly coveted internship, and … well, she WAS dating one of her teachers (Noah). Young and kind hot but a total bore, and totally narcissistic, and in her last year of school, she cuts the ties, and he doesn’t take kindly to that. At all. But you know… the passive aggressive kind of guy (and reactions).

Noah, despite the tedium of the subject matter that he teaches, is good-looking and charming. He is also young enough, at twenty-nine, not to be considered pervy for dating his students. I know for a fact that I’m not the first student Noah has become romantically involved with, but I am the only one who ended it before he could. I think it is the brutal blow to his ego that has him so worked up, rather than the actual loss of me as his girlfriend…

But then, one day, she meets Leo in one of her classes (one of NOAH’s classes). He’s a new student (kind of feeling the whole “architect-major” thing out). He’s hot, smirky, and cocky, and all sorts of into her. And she can’t help but be intrigued.

He doesn’t even try to hide the fact that he is staring, and I am so flustered by his brazenness that I flush, the heat rising from my neck and up to my cheeks. I should look away, but I don’t.

Noah doesn’t think it’s funny at all,

Noah, who is now apoplectic with indignation and outrage. Of course he saw the note, how could he have missed it? My amusement diminishes rapidly as I gaze down at Noah’s sullen face.

…but Leo doesn’t really care, teacher or not. And neither does she. Their attraction is just THAT intense.

In the few seconds that I’d held the stranger’s gaze something had shifted within me – something that could never shift back. I was drawn to him from the moment I laid eyes on him and our story would play out with, or without, my consent.

And they start dating, and Leo is everything Sarah’s ever wanted, and nothing like Noah. But there’s so much more to Leo than she realizes. Quite a few iffy things about Leo, in fact. Like, his age, how he has so much money (and yet just starting out in this major)? And how she keeps eavesdropping on his weird and tense phone calls with… who knows??

Not wanting to be caught eavesdropping I bolt back down the hall. By the time he comes to check on me I’m in the shower, the warm water cascading over me doing nothing to melt the cold grasp of anxiety that has settled in my bones.

It doesn’t take too long before she realizes he’s holding a very deep secret from her, and oh boy oh boy is it!

If you love reading an unpredictable love story, that could go…. anywhere… one that will make you think, and then… think again? Just read this one.

4.5 stars <— I loved it! Rainfall is still my favorite of the two. Mind you, while the stories are not connected, there’s a definite psychological theme that factors in deeply, in regards to falling in love… and the difficult love stories as a whole. They BOTH thrilled me, and chilled me and warmed me. But best yet, they BOTH haunt me.

P.P.S. I loved Rainfall so hard, but originally gave it 4.5 stars (and that’s what I give this one, too). And since I still remember every single thing about Rainfall, and still feel that intensity and ache, and haunt… I’m upping that one to 5 stars. Years later and I still feel that book? Yeah. Five stars for sure!

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<— This entire series is super-bargain priced today!!! Full length books, and tons of great reviews! Might be a fun marathon read. ;)

About book #1:

Strong, independent Jean Hill is stuck in a dead end job with no hope for getting out of her small town. But when a sexy and mysterious stranger offers her an opportunity for wealth, prestige, and power, Jean can’t refuse the offer.

But there’s more to Colin Carter than Jean realizes. With ulterior motives and a plot for revenge, Colin might not be the prince charming she thinks he is. And she’s about to realize that sometimes the bad guy wins.

    

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BULLY BOOK ALERT!!! I only heard of this one this week, ’cause book #2 was just released, and a few of my fellow readers were REALLY surprised and excited about that fact.

How did I miss this one?!! Ah well, I know about it now, and it sounds gooooooooood!!!

P.S. It must be read in order. ;)

Lauren: I just finished Casen by Amy Marie (on today’s list) & really loved it. It’s a HS bully/victim story set 10yrs after graduation…..& she is SO not over what those guys did to her in HS. Beware… It IS a sequel so you’ll have to read book 1 first

Jen C: Aah, so exited to see Casen is finally out! I read Seven last year and LOVED it. I’ve been not-so-patiently waiting for Casen for what feels like forever lol.

Lauren: Read them back to back last week! OMG, soooo amazing!!!

About book #1:

Innocence.

We’re all born with it. Navigating through life as though power, privilege, and money don’t rule the world. I’m guilty of it. I walked around, ignorantly thinking that the PITCREW, the most popular guys in high school, was where you wanted to be or who you wanted to date. They could have any girl they wanted, but they needed a challenge. They needed something to do to make their miserable existence exciting.

That’s where I came in.

How was I to know that the one night I willingly gave away my innocence would set off a chain of events, turning my world upside down?

Now, ten years later, it’s my turn to use sex, money, and lies to take from them all that they took from me . . . and more.

But the road to retribution has its twists and turns and I don’t want to make the innocent mistake of crashing.

 

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