It’s that time again!! I’m getting ready to post our book-crew’s TOP 10 books for 2017 (and also getting mine ready, too). :)

And who better to kick us off, than our beloved MichelleS that was right there with us for most of the year, and then disappeared without a trace for the last couple of months!!! Why? She got hooked on CNN!!!!!!! Since. August!!!

MichelleS: Unfortunately, I’ve been binge watching CNN. Ugh! It’s depressing me, which makes me not want to read. …All this hurricane talk isn’t helping. I am glued to CNN. I need to just turn the TV off, I think. Going to go pour myself a glass of wine and get back to my book.

…I have been so so so busy with life. And I haven’t hardly read a thing. I do know every single pore on Anderson Cooper’s vampire like face though, or at least I should if he had any, because I think I own stock in CNN now. Got. To. Stop. Watching. News. UGH!

I have a feeling she’s not the only one. ;)

bev: MichelleS it cracks me up that you went to CNN and I went to K dramas. I still wanted the romance and pretty. But yeah I was not able to focus on a book at all. So instead of forcing it I just stopped too.

P.S. No worries. bev is still with us, too. I love our crew!!! It’s just been a strange… year. ;)

But MichelleS has got a list for us, ’cause good or bad “news” or not, she did read. :)

“…Sinners of Saint series got me out of my slump. Not sure how or why. This new Lauren Gilley book is awesome too. Maybe I’m healing?”

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MichelleS: So even with my big reading slump, I managed to get together a pretty good list for 2017. It is a bit of every genre I love to read, so I didn’t veer too far off base. These are all books that I can remember the plot and details, even after many months.

Best M/M (male/male romance) - In The Absence Of Light and September (Pride and Joy Book 1). Both are older/younger, but they couldn’t be more different.

Best PNR (paranormal) - Rhapsodic (The Bargainer Book 1), Into This River I Drown, and White Wolf (Sons of Rome Book 1) (Lauren Gillley is brilliant)

Best CR (contemporary romance) - Mists of The Serengeti and An Exaltation of Larks (Venery Book 1)

Best MC (motorcycle club) - Torn (Devils Wolves Book 1) and Undeserving (Undeniable Book 5) - Sheehan is back)

Best UF (Urban Fantasy) - Silence Fallen (A Mercy Thompson Novel) (will always make this list, I think) and Beautiful Monsters series

Best Fantasy - A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses) (love this series) and Weaving Man: Book One of The Prophecy Series

These made the list because there are some amazing writers up there (Sheehan, Briggs, Klune, Ford, Gillley, Maas), and the characters are so well written and memorable. I think Fantasy is best in a series, and these all delivered for me. What I didn’t see as a trend for me was – young adult, new adult, mystery or thriller, or any dystopian. Hmmm….. did I stick too much to my preferences? Maybe that was why the slump?

Looking forward to 2018

See you on the blog!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Reading!

            

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So who’s next? If you guys have one for me, email it to me, or message it to me, or even leave it in the comments and I will be turning them into official posts. Our 2017 BEST OF lists!!! :D

Email me here, or leave a comment on a blog post, or message me on Facebook with your favorites list (and if you can include little tidbits of why you loved each one), that would be awesome!!

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<— WEDNESDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!!! :D !!! LOOKIT WHAT’S LIVE!!! The V Card is Lauren Blakely & Lili Valente’s latest!! She’s got her sight’s set on her brother’s best friend…

“At 25, I run a successful business, live in a fantastic apartment, and have fabulous friends to go out with any night of the week. And yet I’m still a card-carrying member of a club I don’t want to belong to anymore.

Good thing I know just the man for the deflowering job—my brother’s business partner and best friend…”

HAPPY NEW RELEASE TUESDAY!! It’s a short and sweet list today (I suspect many are gearing up for the Holidays) but still some wonderful-looking stories to treat ourselves with. ;)

Oh and!! Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s post ➔ “Monday Earlybird Book Releases” (’cause it includes some of our favorites like Jennifer L. Armentrout, Whitney G., Sarina Bowen & Kendall Ryan!)

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

AUDIOBOOK L:DVERS

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

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans all of your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!
  1. Somebody Else’s Sky: Something in the Way, Book 2 by Jessica Hawkins
  2. Aveoth: VLG by Laurann Dohner
  3. Creed by Laurann Dohner
  4. The Girl Who Dared to Stand: The Girl Who Dared to Think, Book 2 by Bella Forrest
  5. Wild Trail: Clean Slate Ranch by A. M. Arthur
  6. Not Safe for Work by L. A. Witt
  7. Badd to the Bone: Badd Brothers, Book 3 by Jasinda Wilder
  8. The V Card by Lauren Blakely -December 13th 2017
       

 

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.)

  • Sleighed It: A Billionaire Bad Boys Holiday Novella (Bad Boy Billionaires) by Max Monroe <— MAX MONROE’S LATEST IS IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!!! ;) This one just went live a few days ago, and it looks like fun!!
  • Used by KP Simmon <— FREE TO READ ON WATTPAD!!! K.P. Simmon has been a huge part of the book industry for years now and runs InkSlinger PR (getting a package from them is like Christmas!!)
  • Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout <— JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT’s “Till Death” is super-bargain priced today!! Someone is watching… waiting. “It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago…”
  • Never Never: The Complete Series by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher <— COLLEEN HOOVER & TARRYN FISHER BUNDLE SURPRISE!!! Colleen says:

“…We’ve combined the entire Never Never series into one collection! …With a new cover from Okay Creations., we’ll be pulling the individual novellas and this will be the new complete Never Never series…”

Young: One of my favorite series ever is Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughn. For me, it is right up there with Tairen Soul series. …Maryse and everyone who haven’t read yet. Please read Tairen Soul series, or Warprize. Both were AMAZING and the best I’ve ever read!! The world building in the stories is top notch. You won’t be sorry.

Amy: Oh yes, ladies…Warprize!!! For me, it’s the closest thing to Golden Dynasty that I have read.

    

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN

  1. Amid the Winter Snow: A Holiday Anthology by Thea Harrison,‎ Grace Draven,‎ Elizabeth Hunter,‎ Jeffe Kennedy
  2. Total Eclipse of The Hunt: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery (The Happily Everlasting Series Book 5) by Mandy M. Roth
  3. Love Beyond Words: A Scottish Time Travel Romance (Morna’s Legacy Series Book 9) by Bethany Claire
  4. Holiday Magic
  5. Diamond: Book 1 in the Jewel Order Trilogy by Jenna K. Rai
    

 

CONTEMPORARY

  1. Miss Mechanic by Emma Hart <— SHE’S A WORTHY MECHANIC & HE DOESN’T BELIEVE IT……Dexter Ryne. Hotter than Hell in July and a firm believer that my place is on reception, taking phone calls and looking pretty. Not getting dirty under the hood of a car. Determined to prove each other wrong, we make a deal. I have three weeks to prove my worth as a mechanic. If I don’t, I’m on telephone duty…”
  2. Ford: 7 Brides for 7 Soldiers Book 7 by Samantha Chase
  3. Stay With Me (Lazarus Rising Book 3) by Cynthia Eden
  4. Grinch Reaper: Sleeper SEALs Book 8 by Donna Michaels
  5. Dawn of Surrender: A MacKenzie Family Novella by Liliana Hart <— LILIANA HART ALERT!!! ”…Elizabeth MacKenzie never dreamed she’d marry Cole MacKenzie, but thanks to her father’s meddling, Cole was hers to have and to hold. Forever. She needed an equal, not a man to rule her life, and Cole fit the bill every in every way. If only he loved her. One heart is broken and the other is bent on revenge…”
  6. Dare to Live (The Maxwell Series Book 5) by S.B. Alexander
  7. Cowboy Mistletoe (Dalton Boys Book 6) by Em Petrova
  8. Sweet Life (Sugar Rush) by Nina Lane <— NINA LANE’S LATEST!! “…As her friend and confidante for thirteen years, he knows her better than anyone. But when decking the halls leads them to an explosive, sexy night, everything suddenly changes…”
  9. Just One Taste (Oh Tequila Series Book 2) by C.A. Harms
  10. Almost Everything (Book 3) by Christie Ridgway
  11. Bound by Joy (Cauld Ane Series Book 8) by Piper Davenport
  12. New Year’s at the Graff (Holiday at the Graff Book 3) by Marin Thomas
  13. Passionate Persuasion (High Class Society Book 4) by Sherelle Green
  14. Future Risk (Pelican Bay Security Book 2) by Megan Matthews
  15. Let There Be Light (The Sled Dog Series Book 2) by Melissa Storm
  16. The Stories We Tell (Behind Our Lives Trilogy Book 3) by Charlene Carr
  17. The Merry Plan by Erin Brady and Gina McBride
  18. Unlearned: Virgin and Professor Romance by Haley Pierce
  19. One and Done (Island of Love Book 1) by Melynda Price <— SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHO HE IS... “…Being ranked one of the top surfers in the world does have its perks, but discovering your sex-tape was released on social media? Definitely not one of them. On the heels of a scandal that has sponsors threatening to cancel his contracts, Balen Kroft has strict instructions from his publicist to lie low for the next week while this whole fiasco blows over. Seven days of incognito before hitting the surf again at the Titans of Mavericks Invitational might not be such a bad thing—rest, relaxation, and fun in the sun… Until he comes face-to-face with his own personal riptide. If he’s not careful, Autumn Harris may just pull him under. The fiery ginger has no idea who Balen is and he’s determined to keep it that way...”
  20. Lies We Keep (Pieces of Me Book 1) by Danielle Rose
  21. The One Night Stand (A Players Novel Book 3) by Elizabeth Hayley <— SPORTS STAR ALERT!! “…when she gets a tip that Gabe could have ties to one of the biggest sports stories in history, a story that could make her career, Rachel decides that maybe she has a little time for the sexy baseball player after all. As she gets in deeper with both her story and Gabe, Rachel begins to question who she is, what she wants, and what exactly she’s willing to sacrifice for her career…
  22. Ride All Night (Raising Hellfire MC) by Michele De Winton <— WAITRESS LOOKING FOR HER HOLLYWOOD BREAK… “...Bad boy biker Rusty McKinley is used to women in his bed and doesn’t blink when he finds one at Wilde’s. But Beth’s prim reaction to her mistake isn’t what Rusty expects. He’s on the lookout for a woman to front an upcoming TV show about his garage, and Beth seems like the perfect match for him and his show. All he has to do is convince Beth he’s a better bet than his brother...”
  23. If Love was Fair by Savannah Stewart <— SHE WAS LEAVING TOWN… “…Colin Banks was an aspiring musician traveling from town to town looking for his big break. One night in a new town would end up shaking the once firm foundation of his dreams. What he didn’t foresee is what that night would end up meaning to him. If love was fair, so much would be different…”
  24. Different Boys by Norman Stark <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  25. Just Perfection (The Perfection Series Book 4)
  26. Perfectly Unexpected by Brandy Michelle
  27. In Spite of Lions by Scarlette Pike <— SOUNDS POIGNANT!!…Hoping to start over, she changes her name and boards the first boat to Africa. As Anna adjusts to a drastically different life in the barren landscape of Africa, she finds hope that she can finally be free from her past. But when a battle between Europeans and the African tribe she has come to call her family looms, she realizes that her past may never truly leave her…”
  28. Love for Christmas: A Billionaires and SEALs Romance Novels Boxed Set
  29. Sparkling Souls: A Sparkling Novel by Jess Wright

                             

 

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

  1. The V Card by Lauren Blakely - - December 13th 2017
  2. What the Hail (The Hail Raisers Book 4) by Lani Lynn Vale - December 14th 2017
  3. Brave (Contours of the Heart Book 4) by Tammara Webber – December 19th 2017
  4. Cowboy Up (The Coming Home Series Book 3) by Harper Sloan - December 19th 2017
  5. Our Broken Love by Terri Anne Browning -  December 19th 2017
  6. Sinful Empire (The Anti-Heroes Collection Book 3) by Meghan March - December 19th 2017
  7. The Hookup (Moonlight and Motor Oil Series Book 1) by Kristen Ashley -  December 19th 2017

      

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It’s Monday and I’m happy ’cause we have some earlybird book releases, and today I get to decide what my next read will be. *rubs hands together with gleeeeee* Anyone have a “must-read” for me? Old or new, I’m all ears. :D

I’m also happy ’cause I decorated my Christmas tree AND I just bought more of my beloved “Peppermint Mocha” coffee creamer. I didn’t realize I had a brand preference, but after sticking it through an entire bottle of “meh” I’ve returned to my HAPPY place of “International Delight” version. ;) I’m usually not that picky about anything but OMG the difference in flavor and richness is staggering.

Whoa… I just went on a morning coffee rant, didn’t I? ;) On that note, time for coffeeeeeee!!

Oh and…

Lookit! These just went live early!

  1. Over Us, Over You: A Novel by Whitney G. <— WHITNEY G’S LATEST IS LIVE!!!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL, it’s up and it’s working!! And it sounds AHMAZZZZZING!!! Unrequited love? He was just *ahem* with his best friend’s little sister, and he’s stopping it, immediately!

“…Just in case you’ve forgotten, you’re my best friend’s little sister. We will never be anything more. (We can’t be anything more.) Our previous friendship is still unresolved–or “over” in your terms, so I’d prefer if we worked on becoming ‘just friends’ again since you’re in town.

Nonetheless, I’m not a man who leaves questions unanswered–even the drunken ones, so to properly close our inappropriate conversation:

1) Yes, I liked the way your lips felt against mine when you were on top of me.
2) Yes, I do “prefer” rough sex, but I’m pretty sure I wasn’t rough with you.
3) No, I had no idea you were still a virgin…

This message never happened,
Corey”

  1. Man Hands by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby <— SARINA BOWEN ALERT!! THE TV RENO REALITY STAR & THE DIVORCEE…Too bad my ex shows up with his new arm candy. That’s when I lose my mind. But when my besties dare me to leap on the first single man I see, they don’t expect me to actually go through with it…
  2. A Love Fulfilled (Life & Love Duet Book 2) by Angela K Parker
  3. Chaos and Control by Season Vining <— SHE ROCKS HIS CONTROLLED WORLD… “Preston is a gorgeous, mysterious man, whose life is ruled by routine and order. Yet somehow, he finds Wren and her wild ways captivating. While their relationship grows in a delicate dance of chaos and control, the danger Wren thought she’d left behind during her travels is inching ever closer…and just may destroy them both…”
  4. The Deadbeat Next Door (Catalpa Creek Book 1) by Katharine Sadler <— NEIGHBOR PROBLEMS!!One night. One drunken mistake of a night and Carrie Harrison is forced to pretend to be engaged to her obnoxious, deadbeat, inconveniently gorgeous, Neanderthal of a neighbor or risk losing her job. How hard can it be?”
  5. Torrid Little Affair by Kendall Ryan <— KENDALL RYAN OFFICE ROMANCE ALERT!! “t’s the haunted look in her eyes that speaks to me. Like she’s taken just as much shit in her past as I have—maybe more. We both deserve a little fun…”
  6. Winter’s War (Her Guardians series Book 4) by G. Bailey
  7. His Country Heart (Sierra Creek Series Book 2) by Reggi Allder
  8. West Coast Love (Journey to the Heart Book 3) by Tif Marcelo
  9. Steam and Ink: Two Novels of Ink Plus Two BONUS Short Stories by Carrie Ann Ryan & Chelle Bliss
  10. Brave (A Wicked Trilogy Book 3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout <— JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT TRILOGY CONCLUSION ALERT!!!
          

 

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

  1. Dawn of Surrender: A MacKenzie Family Novella by Liliana Hart – December 12th 2017
  2. Millions (Dollar Book 5) by Pepper Winters - December 12th 2017
  3. Miss Mechanic by Emma Hart - December 12th 2017
  4. What the Hail (The Hail Raisers Book 4) by Lani Lynn Vale - December 14th 2017

   

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Method 15/33
Good. Really good! I was more into the first half than the second half, but it rounds out well (In a good or bad way? My lips are sealed). ;)

Creepy and a bit terrifying but what kept me calm was the victim. No matter her uncertain, extremely dire situation and the lack of control she had on her current situation, she was plotting. She was thinking. She was getting ready to turn the tables.

Tricking someone into thinking he has power is the ultimate power play.

And I was right there with her!!!

Kooloo: Just finished Method 15/33 – yes the one Maryse listed above. I know my review will take me awhile to write I am still processing but supremely satisfied. There were so many elements (the writing, the wisdom/stupidity, the science/horror, the emotion/less, the truth/lies) to this story I found perfect Hands down this is my favourite book of the year!!!!

Maria: This looks so good!!!!!!

Jennifer: Method 15/33 sounds awesome!…..click!

Geybie: Oh you make me super curious about Method 15/33. Sounds delicious!

The perfect psych-thriller ’cause the heroine (victim) had her own set of sociopathic issues and not only was she dead-set on getting out of this alive, but she was relishing in potential revenge. And boy does it explore some potential. ;)

So what’s it about?

Highly intelligent, yet emotionally and socially… “different“…

“She is not a sociopath. She understands and can choose to feel emotion. But she might choose not to, too.”

…Lisa is raised in a “well-to-do” supportive, and fairly loving family. Fairly? Well you know it goes. All is well, but everyone in a family has their issues. As does she.

…in grade school, a counselor insisted I be examined due to the administration’s concern over my flat reactions and apparent failure to experience fear…

Things get even more complicated when she becomes pregnant as a teen, but even that doesn’t deter her future, or her expectations.

That is, until she’s kidnapped, snatched right off the road and driven to a remote location and held prisoner. Fed, watered, and allowed limited bathroom privileges, Lisa finds herself wasting away in a small, stuffy room, trying to protect the baby she knows they are planning on taking from her.

But when you place a near genius in a room with nothing to do, day in and day out… she does what she’s best at. She observes. She studies. She thinks. She practices. She plans…

I had decided from Hour 2 of Day 1 that I’d try to feign a schoolgirl politeness, be thankful, for I soon discovered I could outwit my captor, a man in his forties. Must be forty-something, he looks the same age as my dad. I knew I had the wits to beat this horrible, disgusting thing, and I was just Sweet Sixteen.

And this is the story of somewhat creepy and calculating, yet totally awesome and resourceful Lisa that intends on turning the table on the bad guys.

I calculated, everything. Be it physics, chemistry, medicine, microbiology, I loved all pursuits requiring order and comparison, calculations, and provable theories. I was coddled in this hobby of science and indulged by busy parents with a surplus of money. MIT was a foregone conclusion. My baby and I are very valuable, I thought as the abduction occurred. To my great dismay, however, I soon learned a hard lesson: we were not wanted for brains or ransom.

But not everything is that easy. Not even when you think you have the upper hand. ;)

Perhaps the mind holds us back from connecting the dots so we do not take conscious steps toward difficult changes until we are ready.

Good story, good execution, although the first half was much more addictive and exciting than the second. Told mostly from Lisa’s POV (and also told from the detective’s POV which y’all know I’m not as much into the whole “detective” thing), this one has a fully fleshed out experience. That said, it was less detailed, less tangible and more rushed once the last 3rd of the book hits.

I dunno. Had the book been entirely from her POV, even with everything that happened, I would have preferred it. ALL of it was necessary, but being in her head was the most creepy-scary-excitng aspect of the story. SHE is what held my attention. I was thrilled and yet wary.

But overall, I loved the insight. That personal introspection, and subtle yet obvious human psyche observations that had me in awe the whole way through. I felt… enlightened. This character had me reflecting… realizing. I love stories and characters that make you think, and this one did just that.

4 stars!

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POPULAR SERIES (I’m hearing SUPER-SCORCHING!!) with a book coming out in just a couple of days!! Seems like it’s highly anticipated ’cause the preorder is live and skyrocketed up the Amazon charts already!

Katherine: I really, really liked this entire series. I think that there is the perfect amount of “angst” – no ugly cry, but enough to feel for the characters. And of course, there is good sexy fun to be had in these books.

Michelle: The book regarding the teacher/hero kind of sounds like Underneath it All by Kate Canterbary. The heroine is a teacher that is in the process of wanting a school building built and the hero is an architect.

Ashley: Older Man/Younger Woman romances…. . The Space Between Us and The Spire both by Kate Canterbary…

About book #1:

One hot architect. One naughty schoolteacher. One crazy night that changes everything.

If I had known I’d have a hot architect balls deep inside of me before the end of the weekend, I’d have made time for a pedicure. Also, a little chat about not losing my shit at all the wrong moments.
Hindsight was a bitch, and karma…well, I didn’t know her story yet.

Meet Lauren Halsted.
It’s all the little things—the action plans, the long-kept promises—that started falling apart when my life slipped into controlled chaos.

After I fell ass-over-elbow into Matthew Walsh’s arms.

I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to run screaming or rip his pants off, and most days I wanted a little of both. If I was being honest with myself, it was rip his pants off, ride him like a workhorse, and then run screaming.

Meet Matthew Walsh.
A rebellious streak ran through Lauren Halsted. It was fierce and unrelentingly beautiful, and woven through too many good girl layers to count, and she wasn’t letting anyone tell her what to do.

Unless, of course, she was naked.

She wasn’t looking for me and I sure as shit wasn’t looking for her, but we found each other anyway and now we were locked in a battle of wills, waiting for the other to blink.

Sometimes the universe conspires to bring people together. Other times, it throws them down a flight of stairs and leaves them in a bruised and bloodied heap.

       

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<— HAPPY FRIDAY TO US!!! *waggles eybrows* Oh how I love this cover  He’s sooooo *ahem* … *blink blink* ;)

In fact, this WHOLE LIST is pretty awesome’cause it’s got an abundance of both awesome-looking new releases AND awesome-sounding reader recommendations (tried and true, my friends). We are gonna have a great reading weekend!!

I jumped into a recent super-bargain that I can’t put down. Method 15/33 <— It’s a psych-thriller – you knew I couldn’t resist this one!! Remember when it was on the Tuesday list? She’s a pregnant teen that’s been kidnapped, but what her kidnappers don’t realize is that she’s a sociopath… manipulative and HIGHLY intelligent – genius, even. eek YAY ME!!! I LOVE books when the victim is not so… “victim-y”. I love when everyone’s creepy! And this one is so doing it for me. The writing is incredible, and even if she’s a teen, this does not have a YA feel. P.S. Consider it a part of this list again, ’cause I’m loving it, AND it’s still super-bargain priced.

Come onnnnn!! Have a little scary-exciting fun with me!!! :D

Kooloo: Just finished Method 15/33 – yes the one Maryse listed above. I know my review will take me awhile to write I am still processing but supremely satisfied. There were so many elements (the writing, the wisdom/stupidity, the science/horror, the emotion/less, the truth/lies) to this story I found perfect Hands down this is my favourite book of the year!!!!

See?!!!!

And if it’s really not what you’re in the mood for, no worries, ’cause…

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT ELSE WE FOUND :D !!

  • The Biker’s Virgin by Michelle A. Valentine <— MICHELLE A. VALENTINE’S LATEST IS LIVE!!! And it’s super-bargain priced. :) Tee hee!!!!! He’s assigned to kidnap a rival MC’s daughter but… “...I have to have her–wife her up and let the world know she belongs to me. I don’t even care if not following orders could cost me my life. She’s. Mine.” Ooooof!! Bossy, isn’t he?
  • Everest by S.L. Scott <— LIVE!!! S.L. SCOTT ALPHA BILLIONAIRE ALERT! I have a HUGE crush on that cover. Second chance romance with an alpha-billionaire? “Ethan Everest stole my breath the first time I saw him. He romanced me with skill, dazzled me with his charisma, and proceeded to steal my heart right after. I might have fallen for his easy-going smile the first time we met, but I fell for him the second time.
  • The Fixed Trilogy: Fixed on You, Found in You, Forever with You by Laurelin Paige <— LAURELIN PAIGE FIXED TRILOGY BUNDLE SUPER-BARGAIN!eek

Deborah: “The Fixed Trilogy”! Great reads, and hands down one the best reads out right now.

Cheryl: Hudson is a hot alpha guy who says right off the bat that he is incapable of love and combined with Alayna’s obsessive “love’ disorder, you just know a train wreck is coming.

  • The Last Hour (The Seventh Day Book 2) by Tara Brown <— LIVE!!! TARA BROWN DYSTOPIAN ALERT!! SILENCE IS SURVIVAL!!!…It’s a different world. Everything is quiet. The prey moves differently here. The others listen—always listening. Silence was survival. But what are we all surviving for?” P.S. Here’s book #1 and it’s super-bargain priced ➔ The Seventh Day: The Seventh Day Trilogy (“...today her face is calm, dead calm. All their faces are dead calm until one of us makes a noise. The noise wakes them and then it starts. Their heads jerk to the right three times rapidly as they stand in the most awkward way. That’s when we run...”
  • The Right Direction (Sweet Sins Series) by Kathy Coopmans <— LIVE!! ROCK STAR BOOK!! And it can be read as a standalone… “…I knew our someday might come, but not the one he and I had always dreamed about. His life headed in one direction, mine in the other. While Roman became the lead singer for the successful rock band Trained in Black, I became a ruthless attorney. He moved on and married someone else. As I was forced to observe him and his bride on the cover of every magazine out there, I deserved to suffer because of what I had done…”
  • The Sounds of Secrets by Whitney Barbetti <— LIVE!!! UNREQUITED LOVE ALERT!! And it’s super-bargain priced today! She’d been in love with him forever, and finally they were together, but… “…By the time the sun rose, I’d lost him again, my heart shattering on his parting words: “It was a mistake.” So I ran. Ran until I was thousands of miles away, in a country I didn’t know, surrounded by people who only made me miss him more.  I never expected him to follow me …”
  • Chat by Kimberly Adams <— FROM THE AUTHOR OF “First” (<—that so many of us LOVED!!! btw here’s my review), and Audrey found us this one by her, too!!
Audrey: Okay I really enjoyed this book. So I researched other books by this author and found a REALLY great book by her called “Chat”. I adored this book so much…just wanted to recommend!
  • The Roam Series by Kimberly Adams <— REMEMBER THIS ONE??!! Kimberly Adams… again!! :D Speaking of this author, Robyn reminds us of this popular series!
Robyn: I read First by Kimberly Adams and it was fantastic. Loved it. If you haven’t read her Roam series you are so missing out! I cannot say enough about Roam. The writing, the characters, the overall plot of the books, the love, the angst, add in some Time travel and you have an unforgettable series. Sigh…..I love these books.
Tessa: Reading Host by Faith Hunter. I really should be reading other things, but I wanted to continue the trilogy, and now I’m on the third and can’t set it down.
  • Billionaire Bad Boys Box Set by Max Monroe <— MAX MONROE SERIES BUNDLE SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!! Much loved series by so many of my fellow readers!

Jean: Max Monroe’s books can definitely get you out of that funk….they are funny and light!

D.G.: Max Monroe…you have been added to my list of fav authors!!!

Tracey: Yay! This was on my tbr list — happy dance!

  • Behind the Bars by Brittainy Cherry sounds like so much angsty love (and how I LOVE this author!!!) “…Even though we were different, the broken pieces of me recognizedthe sadness in her. Now she was back, and I wouldn’t make the mistake of letting her go again. When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops. When we met again, I became her darkest storm…”
  • When A Lioness Growls (A Lion’s Pride Book 7) by Eve Langlais <— LIVE!! SHIFTER BOOK!!
  • The Fixer by Jessica Gadziala <— LIVE!! SHE THINKS SHE’S IN DANGER… “...I knew. This was the day I was going to die. The cops, thus far, have proven useless and uninterested in my issues. When you couldn’t get help from legal channels, what other choice did you have but to look elsewhere? That was how I came across Quinton Baird.  A “fixer.”  Whatever the hell that was...”
  • Roomies by Christina Lauren <— CHRISTINA LAUREN’S LATEST IS LIVE ALERT!!! AND MANY in our crew absolutely LOVED it!! She’s been secretly crushing on a subway musician… and then one day, he saves her.

Marion: This is a 5 star read for sure.One of the best books I have read this year. This writing duo has knocked it out of the park once again.

Kandace: Roomies was perfect. I even woke my husband up last night because I was laughing so hard.

Jan: I’m reading and liking Roomies. Bit of a slow burn. Hot Irish musician H and a marriage of convenience. Set in NYC in the world of music/bands/musical theatre. Nice.

Nay: Is Roomies single or dual POV? I think I’m going to start asking that about every book.

Jan: Roomies is single pov (from her pov). It’s first person present tense which isn’t my fav way of presenting a story. I’m at 45% and still in.

Melinda: Ooh and I just finished Alex by Sawyer Bennett and I looooved it. Instant 5 stars.
  • On the Way to You by Kandi Steiner <— ROAD TRIP WITH A STRANGER ALERT!! It’s a recent release, and we have feedback, ’cause Cheryl LOVED it!

Cheryl: Finished reading On The Way To You. BTW, it was all in her POV. However, there were some “glimpses” into his thoughts. LOVED it, and maybe would have been a 5* star, but I felt the ending resolved too quickly and was not enough. Otherwise, great feels and the writing was so beautiful. “Emery was like a firework with the fuse burnt all the way down to the end, momentarily paused, temporarily safe — and I didn’t know if he would remain in tact or blow to bits if I took even one step closer.”

Geybie: it’s awesome! Loving it so far.

Nay: I LOVED A Love Letter to Whiskey! The kind of angst I’m crazy about! …It’s another where bad timing of a long-term relationship comes into play with super high angst.

Jean: I’m at 80% and ready to have my heart ripped out….Grey, you’ll need to share Manny and the Godiva….. think I might need something stronger then Moscato….. I’m thinking whiskey! Lol!

  • Spiral of Bliss: The Complete Boxed Set by Nina Lane <— NINA LANE SERIES BUNDLE SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!! They started out as student and teacher……history professor and his beloved wife face both personal challenges and painful battles, they never lose sight of the hope, humor, and devotion that belong only to them...”

Eduarda: i LOVE NINA LANE …..And i miss Dean and Liv soooo much!

MichelleM: I just finished Nina Lane’s Break The Sky and it was really good! Definitely not as angst-filled and emotional as her previous books about Dean and Liv, but Archer is freakin’ hot and Kelsey kicks ass.

Nikitab: Thanks for “turning me on” to Nina Lane’s Arouse (Spiral of Bliss) series.

  • Wingmen Babypalooza: A Wingmen Novella by Daisy Prescott <— DAISY PRESCOTT’S LATEST IS LIVE!!! CHRISTMAS READ!! How cute does this look? “Once upon a time there was a wingman named Tom who had the reputation of being catnip for women. Now the Tom Cat’s been domesticated and about to become a dad for the first time. If he can survive Hailey’s pregnancy, Baby 101 classes, and the holidays with his family...”
  • Deep (The Pagano Family Book 4) by Susan Fanetti <— MAFIA ROMANCE ALERT!!

Jan: Fanetti has a whole mafia series about the Pagano family. Some of the books are better than others, and in fact they’re kinda mafia-lite. My fav is Deep. Nick Pagano is the enforcer. Mid-forties, cold and hard as he has to be to do his job, and he thinks he will never really love a woman or have a family of his own. His relationship with Beverley is complicated and intense, and it’s no easy ride. But gradually Nick changes and grows as he develops a real relationship with a woman for the first time ever. The epilogue of this book is just beautiful, and shows how far Nick has come.I also really liked Carmen’s story, Rooted.

  • Erik’s Absolution: A Demented Sons MC Novel by Kristine Allen <— LIVE!! BIKER BOOK ALERT! JADED EX-MILITARY BIKER & STRUGGLING NURSING STUDENT…Kassandra Donahue had her life planned out, including a full scholarship for her four year nursing degree. After a series of events tore her life asunder, nursing school at the community college came out of her own pocket. So she worked a job she despised, focusing on the light at the end of the tunnel. Letting a man into her life was absolutely not on her list of priorities, until Erik, with his turquoise-blue eyes and infectious smile, hit her like a tornado. Her heart didn’t stand a chance. But when he allows his past demons to take control, he inadvertently crushes her fragile heart in his fist, and her friend and colleague, Hunter, steps in to reconstruct her heart from the rubble...”
  • Hard Drive (Bad Boys Online Book 2) by Erin McCarthy <— LIVE!!! OFFICE *ahem* “ROMANCE” ;) ALERT!!…Mack Stone can’t believe he’s just walked in on the delicious Kindra Hill having an online affair in her office. Being discovered in flagrante computer delicto by her boss doesn’t seem to bother Kindra. In fact, she claims to prefer the impersonal touch to the complication of a relationship...”
  • Dead Woman Walking: A Novel by Sharon Bolton <— IT’S FREAKING Tasha out!!!
Tasha: Reading Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton and holy cow! It starts off with a bang! I’m not far, but it’s giving me the feeling of when we read The Most Dangerous Game in jr. high. That story terrified me.
  • The King series by T.M. Frazier <— GRITTY BIKER SERIES ALERT!!! Jennifer is reading this popular T.M. Frazier series and she says:
Jennifer: Okay so now hear this! I’m reading the King Series by TM Frazier whom has quickly turned into my new fave author. This is a MC book but not. Know what I mean? Anyways, have you read any of them? I’m obsessed and cannot put them down. Talk to me, yell me you’ve read them so we can chat without spoilers!
  • Tainted Hearts Trilogy by Lylah James <—THIS MAFIA ROMANCE IS BACK ON THE LIST ’cause McKenzie LOVED it!

McKenzie: Hey! I read the entire Tainted Hearts trilogy by Lylah James yesterday and it was phenomenal. Haven’t read a series that good in quite some time! Highly recommend this trilogy.

Tessa: I have Mafia and his Angel 3, the end of the trilogy. I will say that, based on the first two, everyone who likes mafia books should read it. It’s not typical, but it’s pretty awesome. TONS of angst.

                          

 

AUDIOBOOK L:DVERS

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Koolo: …hey it’s Nora and I so love the suspense-lit of her alter ego J.D. Robb (what is with that pen-name – Anyone??) Actually I’m reading/listening to one them right now called “Naked in Death” LOOOVE IT!

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

  1. Brave (A Wicked Trilogy Book 3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – December 11th 2017
  2. Torrid Little Affair by Kendall Ryan – December 11th 2017
  3. Mentor’s Match: A Submissive Series Standalone Novel by Tara Sue Me - December 11th 2017
  4. Strung by Victoria Ashley - December 12th 2017
  5. Dawn of Surrender: A MacKenzie Family Novella by Liliana Hart – December 12th 2017
  6. Millions (Dollar Book 5) by Pepper Winters - December 12th 2017
  7. Miss Mechanic by Emma Hart - December 12th 2017
  8. What the Hail (The Hail Raisers Book 4) by Lani Lynn Vale - December 14th 2017

       

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Elke is looking for genre recommendations! I’ve read a few that I’ve loved, but let’s make a list!! :D

She asks:

Hello, I reed a lot and lately am a little picky, trying to find a book about a certain subject and would like to know if you have any suggestions.

You see, I would love to read a book where the h goes on a weight loss journey in order to find a second start.

I know you will probably think that it shouldn’t have to matter whether big or small, but you see, I find them inspiring.

I have read the redhead, but haven’t found any other book that breaches the subject. So, if you could help me there I would truly appreciate it.

Thanks a bunch!!!

Maryse: I have TWO for you that I loved!! This one: Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain Series Book 2) by Kristen Ashley (and here’s my review) and this one!! Noah (5th Street Book 1) by Elizabeth Reyes (and here’s my review). But I think it’s time to make a nice list of ‘em! Let me know if you have any to recommend.

MichelleS: Definitely Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley.

Carla: I’ve read great books about this subject matter this year.

Maryse: OMG!!! YES!!! Perfection IS one of those and I LOVED that book like CRAZY. Excellent recommendation, Carla. I’m going to check out your others. :D

Claud: Loved “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” by Sara Manning.

Stephanie: Fern Michael’s. Pretty Woman: A Novel is a good one to read.

Kelly: Maryse, I’m pretty sure you reviewed a book about a woman who had been on a weight loss journey and decided to go on a hiking trip. While hiking something happens and she is rescued by a hermit. I don’t want to spoil it so I will say there are some role-reversals in the plot. Sound familiar?

Maryse: Yes Kelly!!! ;) Very familiar and very recent (Unloved, a love story), although it wasn’t a weight loss journey (in fact, she was already so thin due to depression, remember?). She was on that trip to feel closer to her dead fiancé. Unless it’s not the one I was thinking of? Either way, good read, and she was certainly not as “fit” as her fiancé and his sister who was worried about her abilities to be able to handle that strenuous hike.

Patty: Here goes my first ever post on this fabulous website that has been my go to place for book recommendations. I love this list! My number one all time favorite book of all time (Did I say that already?) has to be BEAST, by Pepper Pace. It’s a “beauty and the beast” type of story with a Heroine who is on her own journey towards health, and a hero, Beast, who helps her on her journey. I’ve read and listened to this book countless times. Kelly, the book you are looking for sounds a lot like Unbound: (InterMix) by Cara McKenna.

Maryse: Oh YEAH, Patty! I bet  Unbound IS the one Kelly was talking about. GAH I LOVED THAT BOOK!!!! Is that the one, Kelly?

Morgan: R L Mathewson, I can’t remember the name. Neighbor from Hell Trevor/Zoe’s book. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me Mariana Zapata makes me want to start running ;)

Maryse: Morgan YES!!!!!

Kathryn: #TripleX by Angelisa Stone and Christine Zolendz – a journey of two women in their forties who learn self-love. I read this 2 yrs ago and it is has stayed with me since, definitely a favorite. One of the funniest books I’ve read about a woman starting over, losing weight, and finding herself. So many laugh out loud moments! I also really related to these women and their struggles.

Suzanne: Diary of Fat Girl by Moira Mugweni. Book #2 (Diary of a Girl) comes out in February.

Sherisse: This one’s a YA but still good and along this theme – Measuring Up by Nyrae Dawn

Melissa: Jemima J: A Novel by Jane Green! With a fast-paced plot that never quits and a surprise ending no reader will see coming, Jemima J is the chronicle of one woman’s quest to become the woman she’s always wanted to be, learning along the way a host of lessons about attraction, addiction, the meaning of true love, and, ultimately, who she really is.

Leslie M: He Loves Lucy by Susan Donovan

Jen C: I’ve read a couple that kind of fit the brief that I enjoyed. The first one inspired me to start running lol!

Paramita: I like Weightless by Kandi Steiner.

Dena: Rock Chick Revenge by Kristen Ashley. Ava loses weight because she is in love with Luke and wanted him to notice her. This is a really awesome series.

Jennifer: Hey girlie! Yesterday’s reader question by Elki on second chance weight loss type books: Big Girl Panties: A Novel by Stephanie Evanovich. I loved this!

This was so dang good….
FUNNY
SEXY
DELICIOUS

Very refreshing change to the normal.

                 

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Cindy needs us! I’m pretty sure I haven’t read this one, but I have no doubt someone here knows it.

She asks:

Do you remember the book that starts with the girl who recently moved to New Orleans to live with her grandmother or aunt (she moved around a lot maybe? Or maybe her mom died?) and she helps spirits cross to the other side?

She doesn’t really understand that she has a talent or maybe she’s an angel?

Help! It’s driving me nuts.

Thanks!

Cindy

Anyone wanna guess?

Lily: Graveminder by Melissa Marr… …I think

Lisa: Where One Goes by B.N.Toler is awesome too, she helps a twin brother over to the other side

AM: Kristen Proby’s Easy Magic (The Boudreaux Series Book 5) or Easy Fortune: A Boudreaux Series Novella (The Boudreaux Series)?

Nikki: Fallen (Guardian Trilogy) by Laury Falter was the first book that popped into my brain.

Jodie: What about The Veil Diaries series by B.L.Brunnemer?

Ema: Trying To Live With The Dead (The Veil Diaries Book 1)

Tracey: Omg I just finished this series. It is the Gateway Trilogy by EE Holmes. The first book is called Spirit Legacy (The Gateway Trilogy Book 1). Awesome reading.

April: I don’t think it’s the book you are looking for but you might like it….the Charlie Davidson series (by Darynda Jones). She’s the grim reaper (people cross to the other side through her) and a private detective.

      

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