WEDNESDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! TWO awesome sounding books went live today!!

  • Taking Turns (The Turning Series Book 1) by J.A. Huss <— *BLUSH* Whoa… that looks like a lot of men… and just one woman? Oh wow but boy do I love that blurb!!! “I accepted the key and unlocked the door to their forbidden world. Number One is mostly silent. He watches me with them very carefully. His gaze never wanders. His interest never wanes. Number Two is mostly gentle. But it’s the other side of him I like best. The wild side. Number Three is mostly reserved. He refuses to cross the line. Even when I beg. It was carnal, it was sensual, and it was erotic. That’s it. That’s all it was supposed to be. A trip into the dark. A peek into the forbidden. I just didn’t expect to like them.”
  • Friction by Emily Snow <— A NEW BOOK BY EMILY SNOW JUST WENT LIVE!!!! HE’S HER BOSS!!! She’s starting over but her new boss is her worst nightmare… and they have history! “The only problem is her boss, Mr. Extreme himself: Jace Exley. He’s everything any sane woman dreams of—alpha, successful, ridiculously gorgeous. He’s also Lucy’s worst nightmare. Because like every overachiever, she has that underachiever she brushed off. The slacker who, once upon a time ago, was the object of her dirtiest schoolgirl fantasies.  Jace Exley—with his sarcastic smirk and delicious accent—just happens to be that guy…”

Okay it’s ready and it’s the biggest new release list in awhile. 100+!!!! Even the audiobooks section is crazy (in fact, there’s an audiobook available today, that is only up for preorder in ebook format for February. Craziness!) OH AND!!! If you missed it, make sure to check out the Monday “early bird” releases. It’s just as exciting as today’s ➜ 12 Earlybird Book Releases!!

This is a magical release day, you guys! Not only is it huge and loaded with our BIG HIT authors, but there are a lot of series conclusions that just went live, so for those of you aghast (and possibly titillated) by the latest cliffhanger, relief is on the way!! And for those of you dying to start a series that everyone is loving, but refuse to unless all the books are out, some of these are ready.

In fact a few of my fellow readers were highly anticipating today’s releases!

Tessa: Back to books, next week is the beginning of insanity. Feverborn and Next to Never? *squees* Week after that, the eleventh Charlie Davidson book. All of which makes me happy.

Grey: Super excited about next week. Next to Never and Fidelity come out!

Nay: It would be so awesome if Feversong, by some miracle, released early–too bad there’s a snowball’s chance in hades of that happening! Good morning, everyone!!

Grey: I’m rereading Bully! *squee* Tessa! where are you?!?! Tomorrow, Next to Never comes out! I am kind of bummed I didn’t get an ARC of this one, I would have probably cried LOL! Anyway, gah, Jared and Tate… I love my jerk faced bullies and I know my favorite book is coming next! *tosses confetti in the air* I’m such a sucker…and the playlist thing just makes it for me!

Tessa: Grey, I have Next to Never pre-ordered along with Feversong. I’m not sure which I’ll read first, but probably Feversong. The ending in the last one really gives me a lot of hope.

Sherry: Fidelity by Aleatha Romig :D I’m staying awake waiting for this bad boy!!! STOKED!

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


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. Egomaniac by VI Keeland <— I have this in ebook! Can’t wait to read it!!
  2. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
  3. Separation Games: The Games Duet, Book 2 by CD Weiss
  4. Feversong by Karen Marie Moning
  5. Real Good Love: The Real Duet, Book 2 by Meghan March
  6. Next to Never: Fall Away, Book 4.5 by Penelope Douglas
  7. A Merciful Death: Mercy Kilpatrick, Book 1 by Kendra Elliot
  8. The Rule Maker: Rule Breakers, Book 2 by Jennifer Blackwood
  9. Murmuration by TJ Klune <— M/M ROMANCE
  10. Hanging the Stars: Half Moon Bay, Book 2 by Rhys Ford <— M/M ROMANCE
  11. When All the World Sleeps by Lisa Henry <— M/M ROMANCE (sounds like a thriller, too!!)
  12. Buttons and Hate by Penelope Sky <— Wait. What?!!! The audiobook is live now, but the ebook version is only going live in February? How did that happen? Eh… I love anomalies!!!
  13. Slightly Scandalous: Bedwyn Saga Series, Book 3 by Mary Balogh
  14. Southern Desire by Kaylee Ryan
  15. Saint: Boston Underworld, Book 4 by A. Zavarelli
  16. Dirty Money: Roughneck Billionaires Series, Book 1 by Jessica Clare
  17. Tangled Up by Erin Nicholas
  18. The Wicked City: A Novel by Beatriz Williams


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!):

  • Full Tilt by Emma Scott <— TEAR-JERKER AWESOMENESS and it’s bargain priced right now!!! Jen C found us this sale!!!! “Oooh Full Tilt by Emma Scott… Added it to my Amazon wishlist after seeing it on SO MANY of y’alls top 2016 lists. Think that’ll be my next read!” I five starred this one!
  • The Girls in the Garden: A Novel by Lisa Jewell <— PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT and it’s super bargain priced today!!! The perfect, safest place… or is it? “Imagine that you live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses. You’ve known your neighbors for years and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really?
  • Redemption: A Bad Boy MMA Fighter Romance (Warrior Zone Fighters Book 1) by Tia Lewis <— MMA FIGHTER BOOK ALERT! Just released a couple of days ago and super-bargain priced! He was the champion and he’s training to get his title back… “When feisty and irresistible Hannah Collins, owner of Sweet Treats Bakery, unexpectedly walks into my life, she turns into a distraction I don’t need. But something about her forces me to take notice, and I couldn’t shake her mesmerizing green eyes and tempting curves from my mind. I’m determined to regain my title as the best cage fighter in the world, and will also convince Hannah that she belongs to me… no matter what it takes.”
  • The Other Side Of Someday by T.K. Leigh <— SHE STARTS OVER SOMEWHERE ELSE & MEETS HIM (who already HAS the perfect life… and already has his perfect girlfriend). “His life is perfect. Perfect apartment. Perfect girlfriend. Perfect dog. Until a friendship with a beautiful woman with vibrant red hair and a similar taste in cheesy movies throws his perfect life into a tailspin…” It’s super-bargain priced today!
  • Neighbors (A Twin Estates Novel Book 1) by Stylo Fantome <— STYLO FANTOME ALERT! GOOD GIRL HAS NEIGHBORS… remember this one?? It’s bargain priced, and book #2 was just released (below) and it too, is bargain priced today!!
  • Taint: A Sexual Education Novel by S.L. Jennings <— HE TEACHES HOUSEWIVES HOW TO… ;) *waggles eyebrows* Suzan LOVED it!
Suzan: Oh Maryse!! Just finished reading Taint by S.L. Jennings and it was fantastic! It was so witty, funny and sexy. The plot is different then most romantic comedy which makes the read even more exciting. I also had to buy the audio version and *squeee* sexy voice Sean Crisden makes the book even BETTER!!! AHHHH soo in love! ok, just had to share my rant on a funny entertaining read/listen!
Lisa: I’m reading El Diablo…and OMG. What a horrible horrible man…and yet I still have the feelz for him somehow. I think I need a little therapy!!



  1. Feversong: A Fever Novel by Karen Marie Moning <— KAREN MARIE MONING FEVER SERIES CONCLUSION ALERT!!!! This is the last one, my friends!!!
  2. Mated (Olde Town Pack Book 2) by Katie Salidas
  3. Demon Kin (A SoulTracker Novel #2) (DarkWorld: A Soul Tracker Novel) by T.G. Ayer
  4. Gideon: Heavenly Fall (Fall From Grace Series Book 1) by Sharon Hamilton
  5. Beast Rising (The Order of the Wolf Book 7) by Angela Addams
  6. Protect and Defend (True Mated Romance Book 4) by Francesca Hawley
  7. Thunder Moon – a beautiful tale of magic and love by Joanne Mallory
  8. Trusting Justice by J.J. Lore
  9. Phoenix Born by Laci Maskell
  10. Phantom Kiss (Chicagoland Vampires) by Chloe Neill <— CHLOE NEILL ALERT!!!
  11. Thirst: An Energy Vampire Novel (The Energy Vampires) by Jacquelyn Frank <— A VAMPIRE & AN FBI AGENT…Detective Renee Holden has never worked a homicide quite like this. The victim has twin puncture wounds on his neck, and the only eyewitness swears she saw a vampire. Now’s definitely not the time to get distracted by a seductive stranger…”
  12. Claws and Fangs by Laurann Dohner <— This one’s a rerelease
  13. The Returning (A Seer Novel Book 3) by Rachelle Dekker
  14. Fae Encounter (The Kincaid Werewolves Book 2) by L.E. Wilson
  15. Summon the Queen (The Revolutionary Series Book 2) by Jodi McIsaac
  16. Black Soul (The Forbidden Series Book 1) by Odessa Black
  17. It’s You, Book Two by Katy Regnery <— KATY REGNERY DUET CONCLUSION ALERT!!! She’s a human and he’s a werewolf…
  18. Savage Sacrifice: A Dire Wolves Mission (The Devil’s Dires Book 5) by Ellis Leigh
  19. Into the Abyss: A Psychic Visions Novel (Psychic Visions Series Book 10) by Dale Mayer
  20. Lost (Book Six of the Silver Wood Coven Series): A Paranormal Romance Novel by Hazel Hunter
  21. The Inconvenient Pet (Alien Slave Masters Book 5) by Samantha Cayto <— M/M PARANORMAL!!!
  22. King of the Sea by Nathan Bay <— M/M PARANORMAL!!!
  23. Cursed: A Vampire Blood Courtesans Romance by Jami Brumfield and Michelle Fox
  24. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth <— NEW VERONICA ROTH SERIES ALERT!!!! “On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control…”
  25. A Viking Ghost for Valentine’s Day (Gambling Ghosts Series Book 2) by Jo-Ann Carson



  1. Next To Never (The Fall Away Series) by Penelope Douglas <— PENELOPE DOUGLAS, SORT OF FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT!!! She’s in love with a family friend… who’s an older man, and her brothers are NOT going to go for it. “Under the close watch of the men in her family, Quinn has found it nearly impossible to spread her wings—or even date—without them jumping in to hover. And when a family friend—several years older—from her childhood captures her heart, she knows they’re going to be a problem. Lucas Morrow is a man—experienced, sophisticated, and important. And knowing her brothers, he may as well be forbidden…
  2. The Wicked City: A Novel by Beatriz Williams
  3. A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick Book 1) by Kendra Elliot
  4. The F-Word: a sexy romantic comedy by Sandra Marton
  5. Tangled Up (Taking Chances Book 2) by Erin Nicholas
  6. Adoring Ink: A Montgomery Ink Novella by Carrie Ann Ryan
  7. The Rising: A Novel by Heather Graham and Jon Land
  8. Fidelity (Infidelity Book 5) by Aleatha Romig <— ALEATHA ROMIG SERIES CONCLUSION ALERT!!! This series is much-loved by many in our group, and it’s not about cheating (even if the series title might give that impression).
  9. Irresistible Attraction by Brenda Jackson
  10. Sweet Somethings by Barbara Freethy
  11. Southern Desire: Southern Heart #2 by Kaylee Ryan
  12. Ethan (Farraday Country Book 5) by Chris Keniston
  13. Mr. Purr-fect and the Geek (Gone Geek Book 2) by Sidney Bristol
  14. The Cocky Thief (Stolen Hearts Book 1) by Mallory Crowe
  15. Girl Breaker (Break on Through Book 3) by Harper Kincaid
  16. Home Run (The Boys of Summer Book 2) by Heidi McLaughlin <— DISTRACTED BASEBALL STAR ALERT!!! “There’s nothing that could take my dream away from me . . . Unless I lose focus. And Ainsley Burke is the most beautiful, distracting woman I’ve ever met. When I’m with her, I can’t think of anything else. But no matter how much I want Ainsley, there’s no room for love in my game plan...”
  17. Entice Me by J. Kenner
  18. Contract Signed (Triggerman, Inc. Book 1) by Marie Harte
  19. Hero in Disguise by Sharla Lovelace
  20. Staying Grounded (A Rocky Harbor Novel Book 1) by Marianne Rice
  21. Red’s Salvation (Red Starr, Book Seven) by Kennedy Layne <— SERIES CONCLUSION ALERT!!!
  22. You Shook Me All Night Long (Scorned Lovers Book 1) by Simone Harlow
  23. Deceit in Bloom (The Love Unauthorized Series Book 1) by Jennifer Michael
  24. Real Good Love (Real Duet Book 2) by Meghan March <— DUET CONCLUSION ALERT!! I won’t read the blurb so I don’t spoil it, but here’s #1 Real Good Man: A Dirty Series Spin-Off (Real Duet Book 1) and he’s a mechanic and she’s a NY party girl… “We were never supposed to meet, but one text started something neither of us saw coming…
  25. White Knuckles (Lost Kings MC #7) by Autumn Jones Lake
  26. Let It Burn (The Barrington Billionaires, Book 4) by Ruth Cardello
  27. Flawed: An Ethan Frost Novel by Tracy Wolff <— HER FAMILY CUTS HER OFF & HER BOSS HELPS HER…His sister, Chloe—Ethan Frost’s wife—is my best friend, but I know just how low Miles will stoop to get what he wants. Now he’s the last thing I want: my boss. Growing up, I had it all—except for the sense that I belonged. And when a mistake from my past surfaces in the press, my parents don’t hesitate to cut me off. But surprisingly, Miles offers me a helping hand…
  28. Beneath the Surface by M.J. Frederick
  29. All the While (The Senior Semester Series Book 3) by Gina Azzi
  30. The Last Summer Girl: A Coming of Age Love Story by S.C. York
  31. Dirty Money (Roughneck Billionaires) by Jessica Clare <— HE WAS DIRT POOR & BECOMES A BILLIONAIRE WHEN HIS LAND IS SITTING ON OIL… and he’s found himself a classy potential trophy wife. “Boone’s determined to win her affection and show the world that he’s more than just a dirty fool with a bit of money. Ivy’s classy and beautiful – she’ll make the perfect trophy wife. The fact that she’s sexy and funny is just a bonus. There’s one tiny problem – Ivy’s as dirt poor as Boone was. Her carefully crafted veneer of luxury? All an act to promote her business…” <— Tee hee!! I don’t think he realizes she’s poor by how this blurb ends. ;)
  32. Best Laid Plans & Other Disasters (Cambria Trilogy Book 2) by Amy Rivers
  33. Driven to Distraction (Lovestruck Librarians) by Olivia Dade
  34. Daring to Fall (Hidden Falls) by T. J. Kline
  35. Inking Scars (Ink and Metal Book 1) by M.A. Stacie
  36. Big Shot by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde <— THE PLAYER & HIS BEST FRIEND’S LITTLE SISTER... “Wes Sinclair is a notorious heart-breaker, a hot as sin bad boy with a panty-dropping smile no woman can resist. Except for his best friend’s little sister and business adversary, Natalie Prescott, who seems immune to his flirtatious charms...”
  37. Bad News by Lilly James
  38. Sex, Love and Rock n’ Roll by Scott Mackenzie <— ROCK STAR BOOK ALERT! KARINA HALLE’S HUSBAND WROTE THIS!!!! “When he meets a seemingly innocent girl by the name of Leah, he pulls her into a secret sexual world, a world that will both test their limits and bring them together. But Leah is not who she seems. Neither is Jack...”
  39. Giving It All: A Naked Men Novel by Christi Barth
  40. Spurred On (Stripped Down) by Sabrina York
  41. Life of the Party (Calypso Falls) by Kris Fletcher
  42. BRANNA by L.A. Casey <— * Book 4.5 in the Slater Brothers series *
  43. The Neighborhood (A Twin Estates Novel Book 2) by Stylo Fantome <— STYLO FANTOME ALERT!! GOOD GIRL HAS NEIGHBORS… This is the sequels to Neighbors (A Twin Estates Novel Book 1) - “Throw in a neighbor who wants to corrupt her, and another who just wants to own her, and her entire world is flipped upside down…
  44. A Second Chance At Forever (The Chance Series Book 2) by K.B. Andrews
  45. Shades Of Resolution (Distortion Series Book 3) by Aimee Mcneil
  46. Hey Harry, Hey Matilda: A Novel by Rachel Hulin
  47. Protecting the Soul: Souls of Chicago Series by Annabella Michaels <— M/M ROMANCE!!! He’s a band manager, and he needs a bodyguard for them… “He’s relieved when new security is added, until he finds out that the person hired to protect his brother is the same man Landon has spent months trying to forget…” (it can be read as a standalone, but best read in order)
  48. Scary (Twirled World Ink Book 3) by J.M. Dabney <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  49. Return to Falcon Ridge (The McLendon Family Saga Book 6) by D.L. Roan <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  50. Atonement (The Protectors, Book 6) by Sloane Kennedy <— M/M ROMANCE!!! This CAN be read as a standalone!!!
  51. Mr. Trouble: A London Billionaire Standalone (London Billionaires Book 2) by Nana Malone
  52. Send a Star by Laura Briggs and Sarah Burgess
  53. Best in Bed by Cheryl Dragon
  54. A Word for Love: A Novel by Emily Robbins <— AN AMERICAN EXCHANGE STUDENT TRAVELS TO SYRIA (FORBIDDEN LOVE STORY) this sounds SOOOOO good!!! “But once in this foreign country, Bea finds that instead of intensely reading Arabic she is entwined in her host family’s complicated lives–as they lock the doors, and whisper anxiously about impending revolution. And suddenly, instead of the ancient love story she sought, it is her daily witness of a contemporary Romeo and Juliet-like romance–between a housemaid and policeman of different cultural and political backgrounds…
  55. Bound by the SEAL (ASSIGNMENT: Caribbean Nights Book 5) by Zoe York
  56. Quinn’s Honor (MacLarens of Boundary Mountain Historical Western Romance Book 3) by Shirleen Davies
  57. Cowboy Sanctuary (The Dixon Ranch) by Michelle Hughes
  58. Distorted: A Tale of Modern Deception by Melody Jones
  59. The Cold Hard Truth: A gripping novel about secrets and lies by Amanda Leigh Cowley
  60. Dirty Secret by Chelle Bliss and Brenda Rothert <— DAUGHTER OF A POLITICIAN & A HACKER ALERT!…She’s out to prove she’s more than her father’s dirty secret. One of her first assignments is simple. Get close to Phoenix Ash, collect enough evidence to put him away for life, and get out unscathed. Phoenix Ash is a world renowned hacker…
  61. Two Hearts Rescue: Park City Firefighter Romance by Daniel Banner
  62. Build it Strong (The Ballard Brothers of Darling Bay Book 2) by Rachael Herron
  63. Catching Zia (Spring Training Book 1) by Becca Jameson
  64. Dreaming With You (Morello Cove Book 3) by Jannie Lund
  65. Murphy’s Law (Damaged Heroes Book 1) by Sandy James
  66. Razing Grace: Part 2 by Amo Jones <— SOUNDS SUPER-DARK ALERT!!! I didn’t really read this blurb, but book #1 is about a nun that is kidnapped and all the rest that goes with that… (here’s book #1: Razing Grace: Part 1 - “I was taken. Everything I thought I knew was about to rain down on me in drops of lies, deceit, and undiluted evil.”)
  67. Sorry Charlie (The Marilyn’s Book 3) by Katie Graykowski
  68. Dirty Filthy Boy (A Bad Boy Sports Romance) (Chicago Outlaws Book 1) by Magda Alexander
  69. Tell Me True (The Cinderella Project Book 3) by Ally Blake
  70. Phoenix After Dark by Phoenix Williams
  71. Standby: WQUZ News Book 1 by Brandy Ayers
  72. A Flaw So Beautiful by Alora Kate <— SHE’S RECLUSIVE & HER NEIGHBOR WANTS TO KNOW HER ALERT!…I’m barely holding on. I’m always on the edge, even after all these years. I live every day the same and I can’t change who I am no matter how much I try. My new neighbor won’t give up asking my name and trying to make conversation with me. If he knew me he wouldn’t keep trying. I’m a lost cause…
  73. Devil Within (Bodyguard Incorporated Book 1) by Kali Argent <— AUTHOR BEING STALKED…
  74. Corrupt Me (Philly Corruption Book 1) by Jillian Quinn <— CRIMINAL UNDERGROUND…
  75. Sacred and Profane: Priest Erotic Romance by Torrance Sené
  76. Coming Alive: Welcome to Carson, Book One by Renee Harless
  77. Secrets by La Kata E.K.
  78. Quiet Redemption by Geoff Russell
  79. Shafted (Devil’s Blaze MC Book 4) by Jordan Marie <— BIKER BOOK ALERT & THE A PART OF THE BLURB MADE ME BLUSH!! Although this is the more innocent part: “She’s the granddaughter of a rival club’s President. She’s barely legal and way too innocent for me. I’m too old. Too hardened by life, but one taste of her and it’s too late. I’ve claimed her as my own…


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It’s Robyn’s turn!!! She’s BACK with her own 2016 Top Books list (last year, she sent us her Top Favorite books list, so check those out to if you missed them, AND to get to know her better), and now her latest list is ready!!! She even includes a fun little snippet of why it made her favorites. :D

A few of my own absolute favorites are on here, and lots that I can’t wait to read and love. ;)

She says:

“Ok, I’m joining into the fun of my Favorite Books of 2016! (Notice how I didn’t put a number on the book…yeah, I read waaaay too much!). Most of these books touched my heart and soul in some marmy way. I love angst…the push and pull of love/hate. Good writing is a must (I read too many books to put up with deciphering nonsense) and a good ole fashion love story with a HEA. I read a lot of paranormal, urban fantasy and contemporary, so I’m pretty much all over the place!”

So here’s the 2016 lineup

Wolfsong by TJ Klune <— God this book! My first M/M and it stole my heart. Ox and Joe and the whole dang family. I laughed and cried and wanted to live with them. I also read that there will be a sequel called Ravensong. Yay!

Scarlet Stone by Jewel E Ann <— so angsty and funny!

A Promise of Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles Book 1) by Amanda Bouchet <— great PNR read. Loved all the action and it was really funny too.

An Exaltation of Larks by Suanne Laqueur <— this book took my soul!

A Love Letter to Whiskey by Kandi Steiner <— another emotional read for me

American Queen by Sierra Simone <— a little threesome going on with the President and Vice President who are best friends….count me in!

Loverboy (Dartmoor Book 5) by Lauren Gilley <— I love this series! Loverboy is about how fragile Tango finds love and finally his way in the world.

It Ends with Us: A Novel by COHO <— what’s not to like? Angsty book with a good lesson even though that lesson was hard for me to accept.

Unbreak My Heart (Fostering Love) Nicole Jacquelyn <— yes she wrote those great m/c books but this book surpassed them all. I just reread it and it shattered my heart and put it back together all over again. This is one of those books I wish I could unread and experience it fresh and new. It had everything I look for in a great book!

Landline: A Novel by Rainbow Rowell <— this woman is talking to her younger self over a phone in her childhood home. She’s trying to fix her current relationship with her husband. Such a good book and something I’ve never seen before.

I’ll list some honorable mentions now

2016 was a good year for me!



The blurbs of both book #1 and #2 have me laughing out loud!! PRICELESS and pure comedy-romance genius already!! I’m dying to read these. Sometimes, there’s nothing better than office romance (I love ‘em and need relief like this after my crazy intense reads), and these sound like they’ll be my next “light fun”.

P.S. Book #2 was just released, and they can be read standalones! :D

About book #1:

Starr Media Second-Assistant Survival Guide

1. Don’t call your hot boss the antichrist to his face.
2. Don’t stare at hot boss’s, um, package or his full sleeve of tattoos. (No. Really. Stop!)
3. Don’t get on the malicious first assistant’s bad side.
4. Don’t forget to memorize the 300-page employee manual.
5. If you value your cashmere, steer clear of boss’s dog.
6. Boss’s dimples are lust-inducing. Do. Not. Give. In.
7. “The elevator ate your clothes” is not a valid excuse for showing up to important meetings half dressed.
8. Don’t break seven of the rules within the first week of employment if you, ya know, are in dire need of money to support your sick mom.
9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the boss. See rule eight about sick mom.
10. Never forget the rules.

READING ORDER (although they CAN each be read as standalones)


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Kendall Ryan is a HUGE favorite in our book world, with her sexy-steamy, romances, and she’s got a brand new series coming out! In fact that book there to the left, will be out in just a few days!!! Plus, she’s got a few more books in the series already up for preorder, blurbs, covers, and all! :D

About book #1:

The last time I saw my best friend’s younger brother, he was a geek wearing braces. But when Cannon shows up to crash in my spare room, I get a swift reality check.

Now twenty-four, he’s broad shouldered and masculine, and so sinfully sexy, I want to climb him like the jungle gyms we used to enjoy. At six-foot-something with lean muscles hiding under his T-shirt, a deep sexy voice, and full lips that pull into a smirk when he studies me, he’s pure temptation.

Fresh out of a messy breakup, he doesn’t want any entanglements. But I can resist, right?

I’m holding strong until the third night of our new arrangement when we get drunk and he confesses his biggest secret of all: he’s cursed when it comes to sex. Apparently he’s a god in bed, and women instantly fall in love with him.

I’m calling bullsh!t. In fact, I’m going to prove him wrong, and if I rack up a few much-needed orgasms in the process, all the better.

There’s no way I’m going to fall in love with Cannon. But once we start…I realize betting against him may have been the biggest mistake of my life.

  • The Room Mate - January 24th 2017
  • The Play Mate (Roommates Book 2) - March 14th 2017
  • The House Mate (Roommates, #3) – April 18th 2017
  • The Bed Mate: A Room Mate Novella - November 14th 2017
  • The Soul Mate (Roommates, #4) - December 5th 2017 <— LOL on this blurb!!! I want it NOW!!! “The smoking hot one-night-stand I was never supposed to see again? Yeah, well I might be pregnant, and he’s my OBGYN.”


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Right off the bat, I just want to point out that this one came HIGHLY recommended over and over again (showing up in our reader discussions, and being highlighted on so many of the “Top 2016 Books” lists. This one is a sure bet for many of my fellow readers, I have no doubt about it!

MichelleS: WOLFSONG! I will never forget these characters, the werwolf lore, the story… the FEELS… just loved the heck out of this book. …WOLFSONG was perfect for me. My only complaint is leaving their world behind when I was done! …“You gotta smell him and then tell me why it’s all candy canes and pinecones and epic and awesome.” – YOU MUST READ WOLFSONG STAT

Tessa: So finished Wolfsong. I did 5 star it, and I liked the way their romance progressed.

R: Hmmmm….what was my favorite book this month. Let’s see. Uh… WOLFSONG!!!! Hand’s down, not even a question. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it. And this one Fabi did recommend. XOXOXO! …I’m not a big PNR fan anymore either and I loved Wolfsong!

Robyn: I read Wolfsong also. I didn’t think I would like,a m/m book, but I loved this one. The writing was exquisite and I couldn’t put it down for anything. …God I really loved that book! I can’t wait for Ravensong to come out.

Fabi: FEEL the colors. Feel the love. Ox, he’s not the brightest cookie in the jar, but maybe he’s the sweetest. And Joe, he’s damaged, but maybe not beyond repair. Why do the butterflies still riot in my tummy every time I hear this book mentioned?

400 pages of romance love story with the whole werewolf-shifter pack dynamic (encompassing the family, the friends, and the whole entourage – past and present), and you have yourself a very full, and often action-packed story. But it’s not so action packed that you don’t get that sweet downtime that allows the reader to get to know the characters, and the fun and quirky moments that really developed a few of the main characters.

His nostrils flared. Looked back at me. Cocked his head. Nostrils flared again. Like he was… sniffing? Smelling?

I copied him and sniffed the air. It smelled the same to me. Like it always did.

The man laughed and shook his head. “It’s nothing bad,” he said.

Tee hee!! Lots of cuteness in the whole “discovery” process. Ox, discovering who he is within the pack… and who he’s suddenly crushing on.

“What happened to your shirt?” Mom asked.

“Tomatoes,” I said.

“You look flushed,” she said. “Your face is bright red.”

“It’s hot out.”

“Ox. Did something happen?”

“Nope. Not a single thing.”

“You’re breathing really heavily.”

“It’s a thing I do. Big guy, you know? Need big breaths.”

“Yeah,” Mom said. “I don’t think that’s a thing.”


It’s a detailed family photo album come to life, and this sweet story reiterates that just because you weren’t born into a family, it doesn’t mean you aren’t a part of it.

Ox. You will never need to be more. Of anything. You are perfect just the way you are. Humans are… special. Human pack members are revered. You will always be protected. You will always be loved.”

Love. 100% heart and soul, to me, is the main message of this one, but of course, as shifters and territories go, there are always enemies to contend with, that threaten the very life blood of this clan, and their ancestry.

So what’s it about?

A young man (Ox), meets a sweet little extremely exuberant and excited little boy (Joe) one day, in the woods. Joe is so excited to make this new friend (age difference not affecting him at all in regards to having a new friend), and he begs Ox to come to his house and meet his family. Curious, Ox goes over, and the family, while at first uneasy with how EASY little Joe takes to Ox…

“It’s always the ones who are the quietest who often have the greatest things to say. And yes, I think we’ll be friends.”

they see something in Ox, and the trust Joe has in him, and they eventually accept him (and his single mom) with open arms.

Joe and Ox eventually become the best of friends, but Ox becomes close with the whole pack. Er… family (because, you know… he doesn’t realizes they’re wolves, at first).

“Tell everyone that Ox is under Bennett protection and if anyone so much as looks at him funny, I’ll break their arms. Don’t f*ck with Ox.”

But when Ox discovers their very important secret, the enemies they are protecting themselves from, the reason Joe is the way he is, and the reason Ox, himself is so important to the family, well… let’s just say the story gets rolling from there. The scary-action, the sweet closeness and even the funny. And boy could it be funny!!

Tessa: Wolfsong… Can I say I adore Rico? No matter what, he has me laughing, especially the Twilight references.

But I struggled with it, you guys. I feel bad.

OKAY those who haven’t read it yet, I analyze my experience of the book next, so it might be a little spoiler-ish (barely) for those that want to go in blind. So skip the next part. ;)

It was, at times, exhaustive. To me, it was much longer than it needed to be, and so wordy that I’d lose my focus (or my interest). It felt like it went in circles (the thought processes <— especially those, the realizations, the arguments, the dialogue). Mostly sweet, but often, the characters sounded alike (and there were many of them). I didn’t always know who was talking. I wondered if I had missed something, or was missing something (that so many were connecting to). For such a lengthy book, at times, it lacked defining, memorable moments (except for the battles). It was a lot of book, for a very (to me) simple story that had your more “typical” paranormal theme (enemies, unequivocal life mates, pack dynamics and jealousy). With a very lengthy separation, that for the most part, made no sense to me at all, yet took up a HUGE portion of the story. I suppose it was for Joe to “come into his own”.

Maryse: I’m having a hard time finishing Wolfsong. What’s wrong with me? I like the funny parts. Like… REALLY like them. Adorable and fun and cute, and quirky-clever. But then… it’s just… long, for the rest. But I’m gonna finish. I’m SO far in/almost finished. I can’t stop now. TOOOOO many readers LOVED it. And I mean LOVED-loved it, so I had to find myself in there, too. And I LOVE TJ’s other series (and his writing).

bev: How far are you Maryse?

Maryse: Still at 75% bev… I’m thinking something is coming that’s gonna make me go AWWWWW THERE IT IS!!!!

bev: It is funny how that can happen. A book can have all the check marks and an author you like and yet…..

Fabi: I’m on my 2nd or 3rd dnf in a row. Fabi is not a happy camper.

Maryse: *group hug*

R: I wanna join! *hugs*  Wait…are you hugging us to soften the Wolfsong blow? You know we love you either way, right?

Leslie: I need in on this group hug!!! Talk about feeling bad about a book???? I dnf-ed Wolfsong!! *horrified gasp*

Tessa: *huggles into the puppy pile* Hi! Why are we huggling? Is it DNF induced. If so, I’m about to DNF ****.

bev: Random group hug. I’m uneasy.

Maryse: *snort* bev you crack me up!!!!

Fabi: Bev is carefully sniffing things out while the rest of us are jumping into the puppy pile. lol

bev: This is me, until I know what’s going on.

Gah I LOVE you guys so much!! You’re so supportive and understanding of each other’s favorite books and not so favorite books… and I’m relieved we can all still have our own puppy-pile even if I didn’t want to join Ox’s and Joe’s.

‘Cause I KNOW that this book is a true one for so many here.

And well… I finally finished it. I kept putting it down, squirreling to other things, other books, and it was at times hard for me to pick back up, ’cause I kind of just felt as if the story was pretty much done for the most part and it just kept going. And going. And I certainly had an idea of where it was going, and I just wanted to get there. ;) But I can’t write a proper review on a book I haven’t finished, and I needed to make sure. I needed to get to the end.

It was GOOD… you guys. Wolfsong. It was. I get it. It just didn’t hold me for some reason. Honestly? He’s such a beautiful writer, and yet in this one, it was almost too exuberant. His writing style… so unique, so HIM, but for this book, I wasn’t feeling “it” right.

And for that, I have to give this one:

3 stars


OMG WHAT A MONDAY!!!! This is yet again, another awesome “earlybird list” that really seems to secure Monday as the new “Tuesday”. Well… at least by way of crazy-awesome sounding releases by our favorite authors.

Sure sure… Tuesday’s list will always be the biggest, as that’s the official “book release” day in the book world, but let’s just call Monday a super-concentrated “mini-Tuesday list” and what an amazing way to kick off the week. ;)  I mean… come on…

Just take a look at these that are LIVE RIGHT NOW!

  • Love in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre <— IT’S LIVE!!! ALESSANDRA TORRE/OFFICE ROMANCE ALERT!!! Pure contemporary romance, but plenty of slow burn, and tension and boy does that tension equal some super-steamy almosts. ;) It’s funny too! In fact, here’s my book review. ;)

Rachel: Thanks for the reminder! She’s a one-click for me :)

Maryse: My pleasure, Rachel!! She is for me, too. :D

  • Worth the Wait (Kingston Ale House) by A.J. Pine <— LIVE!!! HE DOESN’T WANT TO GIVE UP HIS HEART, until he meets her… “I wasn’t planning on Grace–the beautiful, funny, totally off-limits massage therapist who keeps popping up in my life. She’s on a six-month mission to rid her life of toxins. No alcohol. No red meat. And, yeah, no men. I’m talking full-on man cleanse.  I know I should walk away, but I can’t…and the only way to keep her in my life is to live by her rules…
  • Menace (Scarlet Scars Book 1) by J.M. Darhower <— LIVE!!! J.M. DARHOWER MAFIA ROMANCE ALERT!!! HE’S BADLY SCARRED and people are afraid of him… “They say he’s a sociopath. Maybe he’s a psychopath. Whatever path he’s on, people tend to stay far away from it. Until one day, a young woman bumps right into him–a woman just as fed up with life, but for much different reasons. With a Scarlet Letter inked on her wrist and secrets buried deep in her soul, Morgan Myers is running from something...”
  • The Rule Maker (Rule Breakers) by Jennifer Blackwood <— LIVE!!! THE NEW CLIENT AT HER JOB WAS A FORMER ONE NIGHT STAND THAT DIDN’T CALL HER BACK ALERT!!!! Gasp!!! WHAT A…!!! Ugh!!!! *sigh* So this one might be a whole lotta fun. I love the blurb so much, but it’s her first 5 rules that had me laugh out loud!!! :D Baaaahahahahahahah!!!!

1.) Don’t sleep with the client. It’ll get you fired. (Sounds easy enough.)
2. Don’t blink when new client turns out to be former one-night stand.
3. Don’t call same client a jerk for never texting you back.
4. Don’t believe client when he says he really, really wanted to call.
5. Remember, the client is always right—so you can’t junk punch him when he demands new design after new design.

  • Falling for the Player by Jessica Lee <— LIVE!!! FOOTBALL STAR M/M ROMANCE ALERT!! “Bad boy and former NFL running back Patrick Guinness is tired of meaningless sex. Ever since his scorching hot one-night stand three years ago, no one has interested him. So when Max Segreti wanders into his mechanic shop—and his life again—Patrick can’t stop thinking about the totally-out-of-his-league law grad and the possibility of getting him out of his system once and for all…”
  • Egomaniac by Vi Keeland <— LIVE!!! VI KEELAND/OFFICE ROMANCE ALERT! Okay yes, we knew it from yesterday, but I love this author and this book skyrocketed up the Amazon charts (it’s #3 in all of Amazon!!) is so I HAVE to put it back on the list in case anyone missed it. And well… because the cover. :P *snort* *blush*

Fabi: I’m starting Egomaniac this week. I’m super excited about it because…Vi Keeland :D

Teresa: Gonna be good !! Can’t wait to read this :)

Maryse: Heck yeah!!!! I love this author!

Lindsey: Yessssss!!!!!

  • For 100 Nights: A 100 Series Novel by Lara Adrian <— LIVE!!! LARA ADRIAN ALERT!! This is a trilogy and has to be read in order, and the trilogy conclusion is coming out in the spring, so not too long of a wait.
  • Finding Kyle by Sawyer Bennett <— LIVE!!! SAWYER BENNETT ALERT!! RECLUSIVE NEIGHBOR… It’s back on the list too (from yesterday) ’cause this one went live later in the day/evening, so in case you missed it, sounds right up our alley! Kyle Sommerville is in hiding and doesn’t want to be found by anyone. Certainly not by his quirky, free-spirited neighbor who’s managed to push her way past the walls he’s built around him. But Jane Cresson’s indomitable will and insatiable curiosity about her reclusive neighbor makes it impossible for Kyle to stay immersed in his dark world…
  • Dawn of Eve (Trilogy of Eve Book 3) by Pam Godwin <— LIVE!!! PAM GODWIN POST APOCALYPTIC TRILOGY CONCLUSION ALERT!! I can’t read the blurb for it, so I don’t spoil it for myself, and anyway, I just read the blurb for book #1 and it sounds CRAZY. Okay so, here’s book #1 ➜ Dead of Eve (Trilogy of Eve Book 1) AND here is a snippet of THAT blurb, just to give you an idea:
A virus devastates humanity. Few men survive. The rest are monsters. The women are dead, except Evie.Through a quirk in her genetics, she survives…
  • Rough and Tumble (Rough and Tumble #2): a sexy bad boy romance by Chris Marie Green <— LIVE!!! LOVE ‘EM & LEAVE ‘EM TYPE… + CHRIS MARIE GREEN ALERT!! Hey I remember this author from back in our paranormal romance days!!! And she writes contemporary romance, too? “He’s a charismatic bad boy drifter…and she’s just wandered into a dusty, gritty bar where men like him love and leave good girls like her at the drop of a poker card.” BUT!! He’s got a secret. Ahhhh I love those!
  • Dominate Me by Stacey Lynn <— LIVE!!! HE BECOMES HER MASTER ALERT…The first time I felt Master Jensen’s presence beside me, I knew he would be the one to show me all the kinky pleasures of Luminous. That I would give my body to him. Begin my journey to sexual freedom at his feet.  But when I dared raise my eyes to his, I saw he would get a part of me no man had had before: my trust.
  • When I’m With You (Little Hollow Book 2) by Danielle Dickson <— LIVE!!! PEOPLE JUDGE HER & HAVE ABANDONED HER… EVEN HIM.The very people that were meant to love me unconditionally turned their backs on me when I needed them the most. With their lifestyle and the company they kept, I shouldn’t have expected anything less. But… I never expected him to turn his back on me. The one person who made me feel safe. The only one who ever really cared.“ I can’t quite tell, but I *think* this one reads as a standalone (I’ve checked both blurbs).
  • Finding the Light: (Edge Book 2) by H.M. Sholander <— LIVE!!! This sounds REALLY ANGSTY & tumultuous but I can’t tell if it’s a sequel or a standalone in the series. “Life can change in an instant. From a beautiful oblivion to utter destruction. I never saw it coming. I never believed this could happen. Reality brought us back down to the ground, ripping away a peace we never believed was possible…” P.S. Book #1 Escaping the Edge: (Edge Book1) <— sounds pretty darn great too. She’s an addict and grieving her best guy friend that she was in love with… “My name is Avery Bennett, and I am an addict. I’m in love with a ghost, but my heart is being stolen by someone I never saw coming.
  • Hiders (Canaan Island Book 3) by Meg Colette <— LIVE!!! OSTRACIZED FOR HER APPEARANCE ALERT!! And she becomes reclusive but still helps people… Yep. I’ve read and loved two other books along these lines a few years ago, so this one is calling to me. “Violet Relend is called the Ghost of Canaan Island because of her white hair and eerie eyes.  Though they mock her, Violet helps the citizens of Canaan with her family’s dwindling fortune. When she purchases a prosthetic for Arie Mendoza, a wounded soldier fresh from war, he insists on paying her back. Wanting only to be left alone, Violet gives Arie a list of twelve impossible tasks…” Doesn’t that sound nice? Like it could be absolutely absorbing? AND! It can be read as a standalone.
  • Keystone (Crossbreed Series Book 1) by Dannika Dark <— LIVE!!!! DANNIKA DARK ALERT!!! Robin found it for us saying:
Dannika Dark has a new book out that just went live. It’s called Keystone. It’s book 1 of her new series. This book stars Mr. Vampire, Christian Poe, from her Mageri series!!



PREORDERS (going live at midnight!!! This is going to be a BIG day, you guys!)

  • Good Boy by Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen <— January 31st 2017 ➜ OMG!!! DID YOU GUYS SEE THIS ONE? ELLE KENNEDY & SARINA BOWEN ALERT!!!!! It’s going live this month, in fact. HOLY. MOLY. It sounds hilarious!!!!! She had a one night stand with a hockey star… and now she’s in a wedding with him. “Blake Riley sees the wedding as fate’s gift to him. Jess is the maid of honor and he’s the best man? Let the games begin.  So what if he’s facing a little (fine, a lot) of resistance? He just needs to convince the stubborn blonde that he’s really a good boy with a bad rap. Luckily, every professional hockey player knows that you’ve got to make an effort if you want to score…
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Trisha is from our Facebook crew, and she made a joke one day when she asked if I’d posted HER 2016 list yet. It appeared she was still waiting. I PANICKED!!! I thought? What? OMG!!!! I don’t see it in my lineup?!!! I searched my emails. I searched my tweets. I searched my Facebook messages. I even searched the blog comments. Where was this list??

So I sucked it up and asked her where she had sent me her list, and to please resend it. There must have been a boo boo. LOL!!! And guess what? This one’s a jokester. She was kidding. She hadn’t sent it to me yet, but HERE it is now!!!! :D !!!!!

YAY!! Now we all have a new book friend!!! :D

So here’s what her 2016 favorites were:

“It’s so hard to pick favorites but I’ll try. I’ve gone through my kindle and iPad and picked them and they’re in no order.”

1. A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole <— Omg this book!!!!! It was absolutely beautiful. It’s one of those books that stays with you, I can’t praise it enough.

2. Everything for Her by Alexa Riley <— If you haven’t read her books I totally recommend them. They’re dirty and have insta love and are great to read in between heavier novels. Always hot with a happy ever after, this is her first full length novel.

3. It Ends with Us: A Novel by Colleen Hoover <— I have to give it out to CoHo, she always delivers those emotional books that tug on your heart strings with a side of spicy. Definitely one of my instant download authors.

4. Midnight Lily by Mia Sheridan <—Definitely wasn’t an ending I was suspecting, completely blindsided me, which is hard to do with romance novels. It was great.

5. Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward <— Ok I’m going to group these two authors bc they have so many incredible books together and separate. Must reads this year are “RoomHate,” “Bossman,” “Stuck-Up Suit,” and “Playboy Pilot.” I promise you you’ll love them. Pick any one, you won’t be disappointed.

6. Hooker or Jax (A Bastard Novel) by J.L. Perry <— Her books are so steamy.

7. Rm w/a Vu by A.D Ryan

8. Undecided by Julianna Keyes

9. Moonshot by Alessandra Torre <— I just love her books about independent females finding love. Her female protagonists are always entertaining and enjoyable to read.

10. Filthy English by Ilsa Madden Mills <— Dirty English is the first one but they don’t have to be read together but I recommend it.

Ok those were my top ten from 2016, I can’t wait for what 2017 brings me. ❤❤



 <— RIGHT OFF THE BAT!!! VI KEELAND BIG NEWS ALERT!! We’re kicking off this Sunday with book-style, ’cause Egomaniac is LIVE right now (what a cover!!!). It sounds so fun.

Teresa: Gonna be good !! Can’t wait to read this :)

I bet it will be too, Teresa. I’ve read so much by this this author and just love her! Okay so… she was scammed out of her office rental (which was really HIS office, but he was out of town and had no idea what was happening…), so he allows her to use HIS office space for her business as long as she helps him with his calls, too. But…

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages.

The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.

Eeeeep! I love “roommate books” and “office romance” books and this one seems to mix the best of both worlds. Plus it sounds like he’s a divorce lawyer? Or some kind of private investigator? And she sounds like a couples therapist so… yep. I’m already imagining all sorts of scenarios!!! :D

Alessandra Torre‘s latest is going live at midnight!!!!! Love in Lingerie <— And speaking of office romance books, this one was a bit of everything we love from this author, in full on office-crush mode! Super slow burn, super steamy, fun (and funny!), but with some romance angst (but not TOO angsty) that has us connecting. And so… in case you missed it yesterday, I wrote a review!

My ➜ Book Review – Love in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre

Finding Kyle <— Sawyer Bennet JUST RELEASED THIS ONE!!! RECLUSIVE NEIGHBOR ALERT & IT JUST WENT LIVE! ”Kyle Sommerville is in hiding and doesn’t want to be found by anyone. Certainly not by his quirky, free-spirited neighbor who’s managed to push her way past the walls he’s built around him. But Jane Cresson’s indomitable will and insatiable curiosity about her reclusive neighbor makes it impossible for Kyle to stay immersed in his dark world…

Amanda Hocking has a new book out! She was one of the original indies that became a HUGE hit in our book world, and while I haven’t heard much from her for awhile, this one was JUST released this month! Freeks: A Novel <— and WHAT A GORGEOUS COVER!!! She was also featured in an interview about the book (On the Barnes & Noble blog), explaining some of the scarier stuff while writing this book, and how her writing process has definitely changed. Very introspective and honest. Writing used to be her escape, but now it’s become so much more in her life… with lots of added pressure. Here’s a tiny snippet from the interview where she says:

“The good news is that I do think asking these questions has made me a better writer and made my books better. I challenge myself more, and ironically, I think I’ve started taking more risks with my writing. The bad news is that it has made the writing process less fun than it used to be. Writing a book used to be a solitary activity, and in a lot of ways it still is, but now I have a thousand little voices sitting on my shoulder, judging every word I write.”

Jodi Ellen Malpas has a new book announcement!! “The Forbidden” is not up for preorder yet, but it’s expected to go live in August 2017! I searched the comments of this post to get more details, and she does indicate it WILL be a standalone, and the blurb is coming soon.

Kristen Ashley will be signing at “Turn the Page Book Store Cafe” on February 4th, and she posted THIS (with extra detail, by the book store, so you can go prepared). She says:

The folks at Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe kindly offered some information to my post yesterday about my appearance at their awesome store with romance greats Nora Roberts, Laura Griffin, Lori Foster, Kristan Higgins, Patty Taylor and Suzi Weinert. We’ll all be at their store February 4.

Have a read so if you’re going, you’ll go prepared!

Karina Halle AND her husband wrote a book together!! Rocked Up <— is already up for preorder and I totally get a kick out of that cover, and title (fun play on words, considering he’s a rock star… surprise pregnancy??) I like those! She’s been in love with a rock star that hasn’t ever noticed her before (her dad is the CEO of the record company). And now she’s auditioning for his band. “…Remember when I said that Brad never used to notice little ol’ me? Well, Brad’s noticing me now. In a way that’s going to get us both in trouble. My name is Lael Ramsey and we all know how this will turn out.”

PLUS!!!!! She also announced an upcoming book release by her husband, alone!! It’s called “Sex, Love and Rock n’ Roll” (what AN AMAZING cover!!! Seriously WOW!!!) and it will be going live next week (no preorder yet) but she says:

“THIS book – Sex, Love and Rock n’ Roll – is 100% him. It is a romance. But it’s different. The male POV is abrasive. He’s not for everyone. There is a lot of sex and raw scenes that people may be uncomfortable with. If you’ve read Choke or any Chuck Palahniuk novels, it’s a similar vibe, but with Scott’s own style (he’s a musician and his lyricism inspires me!)”

Caroline Kepnes NEWS!!!! Okay so y’all know I loved her creepy stalker er… “love story“ You: A Novel AND the sequel “Hidden Bodies: A Novel” and guess what? You is going to be a Lifetime movie!! Or will it be a show? I’m not quite sure yet, on the details, but Entertainment Weekly announces it here. Funny thing… how they “innocently” blurbed it, makes a few of us think some viewers are going to be in for a surprise. *snort* Mara White puts it best when she posted about it (and that blurb) on her Facebook. Look!! YIKES!!!! Look what they say:

“You is a 21st-century love story about an obsessive, yet brilliant twentysomething who uses the hyper-connectivity of today’s technology to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him.”

Okay.. P.S. Here are my reviews of both books (in case you missed ‘em): Book Review – You by Caroline Kepnes and Book Review – Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

Anne Rice was interviewed in this article (titled: “Anne Rice Reveals Why She Brought the Vampire Lestat to the Realms of Atlantis”). The entire article is fascinating, especially because she also divulges why she came back to her “vampire world” after so many years (here’s just a snippet about what she has to say on that subject):

“…they were really associated in my mind with pain, more than anything else. Pain and despair. And I had run out of what to say any more with them.

But what didn’t die for me—and never does die—is this sense of Lestat as real. And this enormous desire to get back to his world, and to be with him, and to approach the world through him. Finally after eight years, I was missing him badly and the stories were coming to mind, new ideas, new things. I wanted to get back to him…”

Nicole Williams just posted the paperback cover reveal for her awesome-sounding book, Hate Story, and honestly? I LOVE this new one much better. It has a darker feel, and seems more appropriate for this angsty sounding romance (a fake-marriage arrangement but “…the more she gets to know this soon-to-be-husband of hers, the more she discovers just how very much she truly, madly, and deeply . . . hates him. This isn’t a love story. This is the other kind.”). OH YEAHHHH! That sounds great! But the other cover was a little more… “cute and cocky” looking. You can see them both on Amazon as the paperback has the new version, and the ebook has the original cover. Which one do you like better? Which one would have attracted you more to the story? She says:

“I’ve always wanted to do this, and after six years of publishing, I finally did. I had two separate covers created for HATE STORY, one for the ebook, and one for the paperback. The paperback just went live, so . . . TA-DA! What do you think?”

A.L. Jackson has a new bad-boy rock star book coming out January 23rd!!! It’s called “Stay” and sounds like it will be signature A.L. Jackson romance angst! ”…Willow Langston found me at my lowest. Literally. Facedown in a puddle of my own blood. I owe her my life and I have three months to repay that debt...” While there’s no preorder yet, you can see the full blurb, and the trailer here.

Julie Richman just recently posted the super-sexy cover reveal for her upcoming book, “The Do-Over”.  It’s a standalone second-chance romance. There’s no preorder yet, but at least you can feast your eyes for a bit. Tee hee!!! :P P.S. It will be out January 26th 2017 and

L.P. Dover has a new book releasing early February called Trigger: A Circle of Justice Novel. Strangely enough, you can order the paperback right now though? It seems so. Cool title, gorgeous cover, and it kind of sounds dark. And it’s a standalone!

C.D. Reiss announced her new book and cover reveal for Bombshell (Hollywood A-List Book 1) (going live May 1st). About a Hollywood heartthrob that discovers he’s got a 5 year old love child. Oops. ;) And so he gets a nanny. “Cara DuMont isn’t exactly thrilled when she gets assigned to be the nanny for the latest box-office king. She has one rule: no celebrity fathers…

About the book, she says:

“I’m so pleased to announce Montlake books will publish my next standalone contemporary romance!”

Kendall Ryan also announces a steamy new novel coming out in March!! The Play Mate (Roommates Book 2) is up for preorder, and each book can be read as a standalone (even if this is the second in the series). Friends to lovers… and it’s his best friend’s little sister. And here’s just a bit from the blurb:

She’s crushed on Smith forever. Surely tricking her way into his bed will force him to see her in a new, adult way.

Except that when Evie’s plan leads to disaster, she and Smith must decide—ignore the attraction sizzling between them, or become play mates and risk it all.

And a few super-bargain finds to squee about!

  • Black Swan Affair by K.L. Kreig <— ANGSTY ROMANCE, it was a big hit and it’s super-bargain priced today.
  • Call Me Daddy by Jade West <— JUST WENT LIVE & it’s super-bargain priced! “I didn’t expect to spend my eighteenth birthday stranded in the pouring rain with no way to make it home. I didn’t expect to be rescued from the worst night of my life by the most amazing man I’d ever seen...”
  • Offensive Rebound: Holding Court by M.J. Fields <— JUST WENT LIVE!!! BASKETBALL STAR ALERT!I inherited the Bad News Bears of the NBA. When I discovered the star center, my ex fiancé, cheating on me, all I want is to jump ship before the whole thing sinks. But with revenge on my mind, I exact a plan. Take down the dirty player and save my father’s dream. Suddenly twelve minutes is too little time, and a season is not long enough…