BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: If you’re looking for my weekly “Friday Finds” ebook post, here it is and it is FANTASTIC! Black Friday Finds! 20 of the Latest Bargain e-Books & Reader Recommendations – November 27th 2015

<— Oh boy! AMAZING DEALS today. It must be crazy out there, and I’m dying to know what you guys found today in the “real life” Black Friday finds. Tell me your crazy (hopefully fun!) Black Friday stories, or even just what awesome deal you found out there (today or in the past) and I’ll randomly choose one lucky commenter for a $20 gift card!

And while you’re here, look what else I found! We all know Black Friday deals range from TVs to electronics to home stuff to book stuff, so I tried to find us goodies that have to do with books (in some way shape or form). ;) I found some very cool things that caters to us book-addicts that I had no idea even existed! This is mostly stuff I WANT… but I figure if I want it, maybe you want it, or know somebody who does, too!

I know the deals will be changing throughout the day, so I’m going to keep updating this list with the latest “bookish” Black Friday finds that are too good to pass up, but for those that want to see all of the deals (book related or not, as they update hour to hour, here they are —> ALL the Amazon BLACK FRIDAY DEALS)






Need I say more about these? OMG how gorgeous are these laptop covers and phone covers, and that cool locking “safe” that IS an actual book… I NEED IT! Yes. Need. LOL!!!

Twelve South BookBook case for MacBook | Vintage leather book sleeve for 13-inch MacBook Air / MacBook Pro

13 Retina MacBook Pro Sleeve, GMYLE Book Case Nylon for MacBook Pro 13 inch with Retina display – Brown Classic Crazy Horse Pattern Premium Quality PU Leather Notebook Laptop Zipped Sleeve

Twelve South BookBook for iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus, brown | 3-in-1 leather wallet case

Renegade Concepts: LAP PRO – Stand/Caddy, Universal Beanbag Lap Stand for iPad 1,2,3 & all Tablets, E-Readers, Books & Magazines – Bed, Couch, Travel – Adjustable Angle; 0 – 89 deg. (Black)

flipy for Books, Phones, iPad, Tablets, Nexus, Magazines or other eReaders

Real Paper Book Locking Booksafe with Key Lock Dictionary Secret Hidden Safe (Les Miserables)




I’m a pajama addict and can’t resist soft comfy new pjs. Pjs with BOOK stuff on ‘em? EVEN BETTER!

Infinity book scarf with a quote from the “The Raven” by Edgar Poe. I LOVE THIS ONE! I have a few favorites in these “book quotes” infinity scarves, but this is my absolute favorite. The look, the font, the coloring… just PERFECT for “The Raven” and one of my jackets. I have to have this one.

Infinity book scarf with a quote from the “Alice in Wonderland”. Another awesome one, that has the coolest quote on it. Who am I kidding? I want them all! All the gorgeous “book” scarves!

Foot Traffic Women’s Reading Books Socks Size 4-10 Cream

Out of Print Pouch – Yellow Library Card

Banned Books Socks:P LOL!!! Too cute!

Out of Print Banned Books Pouch

Nightshirt Says Go Away Im Reading 100% Cotton

Books to Bed “The 12 Days of Christmas” Toddler/Boy’s Long-John Pajamas and Book Set (3T)

Too Many Books Pajamas <— I HAVE THESE!!! Actually, mine are the pink plaid pj bottoms, and the shirt is my BDB pj top, but it’s the same set, and the pink pants are available at this link, too.

Books Make Me Happy Women’s Light Pajamas

Women’s So Many Books Sleepshirt With Stack Of Books Ornament Book Reader Gift Set

Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas Notebook Women’s Mary Jane Flat <— GIRLY BOOK SHOES (and all of the Hot Chocolate Design CUTE SHOES!!). I LOVE Mary Janes and these remind me of those cute “chinese shoes” that all of us little girls had many MANY moons ago… ;) Remember those? Every single one of us back in school has them. I always loved those cheap little cute-little-girl shoes, so these are SO nostalgic for me.



50 Sips of White – Funny Wine Glass – 16 Ounce Libbey Glass <— Well hello wine glasses!!!!! How apropos are these? Red and White… My preference is red, but I MUST have the set. 2 of each? I totally get a kick out of ‘em.

50 Sips of Red – Funny Wine Glass – 16 Ounce Libbey Glass

Book Club Reading Between the Wines 360 Degrees Engraved Wine Glass with Charm

Book Club “What Happens at Book Club Stays at Book Club” 360 Degrees Engraved Wine Glass with Charm

Book Club “My Drinking Club Has A Major Book Problem” 360 Degrees Engraved Wine Glass with Charm <— LOL!!!!!!! This one reminds me of us and our “virtual” Friday night martini/book fest… that often happens mid-week too. LOL!! Thanks to all of you that have found us some great ‘tini recipes, that match our book moods. *snort* :P

The Book Seat – Book Holder and Travel Pillow – Mocha

Olde Book Pillow Classics – Alice in Wonderland <— This one is for the OPEN book…

Olde Book Pillow Classics – Treasure Island <— This one is for the Treasure Island CLOSED book… *sigh* I wish I could find that third book link but I haven’t found it yet. I shall keep looking…

Buythecase Unique Fashion Design One side print Satin fabric Alice In Wonderland Throw Pillow Cover

We Are All Mad Here Personalized 18×18 Inch Square Cotton Blend Linen Throw Pillow Case Decor Cushion Covers Beige

Benzara Table Top Drawers As Smooth Leather Books <— Nice little storage drawers that look like books, for the top of a desk or to place on a book shelf.

Design Toscano The Lord Byron Wooden End Table <— END TABLE that is so cute!

Design Toscano Power of Books Sculptural Glass-Topped Small <— Okay this one and the next one, I want and am actually considering ordering right now. I don’t want two of the same, so I LOVE that both of these are a “set” but totally different in the book design part of the stand. Awwww I LOVE ‘em!

Design Toscano Power of Books Sculptural Glass-Topped Small <— Here’s the other one. One of each for me please!!

Classic Wooden Book Bookends Library W/ Hidden Drawers <— Realistic looking “books” that are actually bookends AND serve as drawers. LOVE!

Table and matching chairs that look like a book oasis. <— This one is fun, too I saw it floating on Facebook once and think it would make a great little game table. :D



How to enter for a chance to win the gift card? Just leave a comment below telling me your funniest or most exciting Black Friday moment (or even your calmest day if you don’t “Black Friday”) ;) , and by Sunday, 10pm EST (Sunday November 29th 2015), I will randomly select ONE winner (to win a $20 Amazon gift card). The winner will be contacted and once I receive a response back confirming the address information, I will send off the gift card.

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Okay okay… really it’s usually called “Friday Finds” but since it’s Black Friday, I couldn’t help but *tweak* my title today. ;) PLUS! Plussssssssss!!! I think most of these book bargains I just found us are on super-sale BECAUSE it’s part of the Black Friday Deals, so it fits, right? :D

What am I reading? Easy! I’m reading book #2 (Give Me Your Answer True) in a super-angsty love story series that I am SO into. Of course, book #1 is not a cliffhanger or anything, but book #2 gives us so much more perspective and detail and makes this love story beautifully complete. Well I think, anyway. So far so good, and many tell me #2 is even better than #1! YAY ME!! If you missed it, here is my review of #1: Book Review – The Man I Love by Suanne Laqueur

P.S. For those that want to see all of the deals (book related or not, as they update hour to hour, here they are —> ALL the Amazon BLACK FRIDAY DEALS) and for those that want to see my separate “Black Friday Finds” post, here it is: Black Friday Bookish Deals and Cool Bookish Gifts Finds + a $20 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!!

EBOOK 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).

  1. Tempting (The Tempting Series Book 1) by Alex Lucian <— STUDENT-TEACHER ROMANCE ALERT & Angie is IN LOVE WITH THIS ONE! “I wanted to recommend a book to you. …this is the BEST student/teacher I’ve read since Gabriel’s Inferno. It is out of this world. I was going crazy over it the other day. The writing is SO GOOD. And it’s unbelievable realistic. The characters are just so authentic and real. It’s also extremely hot. LOLOL. Like WHOA on the heat scale. It has so much heart this book. SO MUCH heart. I fell madly, deeply in love.” PLUS!!! It’s on super-bargain right now.
  2. Forgotten (Brides of the Kindred Book 16) by Evangeline Anderson <— JUST RELEASED & HIS “BEAST” NO LONGER ACKNOWLEDGES HER AS HIS MATE!!! OH I LOVE THE SOUND OF THIS ONE! She’s human (I think) and he’s human-ish. ;) I think, in this series, they are aliens and… “…the Wulven carry a Beast inside them that will kill anyone unlucky enough to be near when it emerges. Only a female who has tamed a male Wulven’s Beast is immune from this danger. Rone once had such a mate—before she was snatched away. For months he’s been searching for his missing bride but when he finally locates Kate, he finds that she has forgotten him completely. Not only that, but his mere presence engenders a panic response in the woman who once loved him.” <— OH NO!!! YES!! :D
  3. Tease (Kings of Korruption MC Book 2) by Geri Glenn <— JUST RELEASED! PEOPLE THINK HE’S A MONSTER!I know in my heart that someday, my own prince charming will come along and appreciate me for exactly who I am – I won’t settle for anything less. Meeting Tease seems like the beginning of my fairy tale … until he opens his mouth…
  4. Forget Me Not: Charity Anthology Supporting Alzheimer’s and Brain Health by Tammy Falkner, Jane Charles, Lexi Eddings, Ava Stone, Lj Charles, Caren Crane, Diane Franks, Jerrica Knight-Catania, Andris Bear, Marquita Valentine <— JUST RELEASED!! AND it sounds like such a great unique idea!! “10 artists auditioning for a shot at working with the Reed Brothers
    10 skins, each with a story to tell
    10 perfect tattoos so they’ll never forget
    A little bit of healing
    A whole lot of heart
    An anthology of ten short stories by ten different authors who are donating 100% of the proceeds to benefit Alzheimer’s and brain health. Join Tammy Falkner, Jane Charles, Ava Stone, Marquita Valentine, Lexi Eddings, Lj Charles, Andris Bear, Jerrica Knight-Catania, Caren Crane and Diane Franks to help combat this terrible disease.”
  5. Preacher: Rapid City Stories by Dahlia West <— JUST RELEASED! BETRAYED BY HIS MC ALERT! “Two roads stretch out in front of him. One leads to the city and one deep into the black hills where no one knows him as the former President of the Badlands Buzzards…” Broken and beaten, I think he ends up at HER ranch to hideout… and he’s readying himself for revenge…
  6. Gloves Off Boxed Set: The Complete Series 1-7 by L.P. Dover <— JUST RELEASED MMA FIGHTERS ALERT! The entire series bundled at a bargain price!
  7. Nashville Nights Box Set by Stacey Mosteller <— JUST RELEASED!!
  8. The No Bad Boy Rule (Rule #2) by Ashley Erin <— JUST RELEASED!! SINGLE MOM MEETS BAD BOY NEXT DOOR ALERT! “The bad boy across the hall makes her want to abandon it. Those hazel eyes piercing her, as though they can read her mind. That gentle smile as he interacts with her son. Dax awakens something in her that she’s never felt before.
    Will she regret opening her heart to another bad boy?”
  9. Redemption by Alla Kar <— JUST RELEASED!! SHE FINDS A BEATEN MAN JUST RELEASED FROM PRISON ALERT! “When she finds a beaten man in the woods beside her home, her entire life changes and things get—complicated…”
  10. Masters Forever (Masters Saga Book 3) by Ginger Voight <— JUST RELEASED!! UNCONVENTIONAL LOVE STORY ALERT, and the series is now complete!The shocking secrets finally unfold in MASTERS FOREVER, Book Three of the Masters Saga, Ginger Voight’s unconventional love story that will stick with you long after the last page.
  11. See Me by Nicholas Sparks <— LATEST ONE BY NICHOLAS SPARKS ON SUPER-SALE ALERT!!! HE’S TRYING TO CLEAN UP HIS LIFE AND SHE’S A SUCCESSFUL LAWYER WITH A TRAUMATIC PAST… “A chance encounter on a rain-swept road will alter the course of both Colin and Maria’s lives, challenging deeply held assumptions about each other and ultimately, themselves. As love unexpectedly takes hold between them, they dare to envision what a future together could possibly look like . . . until menacing reminders of events in Maria’s past begin to surface.
  12. Finding Us (A Nucci Securities Novel Book 1) by Debra Presley <— FAMOUS POP STAR & HER BODY GUARD! On super-bargain right now, but only for a few days.
  13. The Librarian Principle by Helena Hunting <— COMEDY ROMANCE ALERT! “Annaliese Harper knows that one tiny mistake can jeopardize a career before it’s even begun. Letting your boss find the extensive collection of porn on your personal laptop is one way. Sleeping with him is another. Liese manages to do both.” and it’s super-bargain priced today!
  14. The Lessons: Off-Limits #1 by Elizabeth Brown <— SOUNDS LIKE ROMANCE FUN!!! She hires a “sexual surrogate” to help her rid herself of her virginity… and it’s on super-bargain today!!
  15. Electrified (Electric Tunnel Book 1) by Rachel Blaufeld <— FREEBIE of the day!
  16. Beaten (Broken Book 1) by Rebekah Rue <— SHE HAS A BAD PAST & FALLS FOR A STREET RACER ALERT! Plus it’s on sale today! “Change is hard, especially if it’s being forced. So when life gives you a second chance, you take it. You make it right. You play it safe. You don’t fall for a dangerous street racer. I was warned.
  17. Fighting for Forever (The Fighting Series Book 6) by J.B. Salsbury <— MMA FIGHTER BOOK on super-sale alert!! (Actually I think the WHOLE series is bargain priced like this one!!) —> Fighting Series Reading Order
  18. A Lover’s Lament by by K.L. Grayson & BT Urruela <— SHE WRITES A LETTER TO A SOLDIER ALERT!! “In my grief, I sent a letter to the first boy I ever loved. I hoped in writing it I’d find some peace from the nightmare I was living, some solace in my anger. I didn’t expect him to write back. I wasn’t prepared for his words, and I certainly wasn’t ready for the impact this soldier would have on my life. A deep-rooted hate transformed into friendship, and then molded into a love like I’d never known before…” and it’s on super-sale today!!
  19. Ride Steady (Chaos) by Kristen Ashley <— AWESOME KRISTEN ASHLEY SUPER-SALE ALERT!!! I’ve read and LOVED ALL of these! JackieV and Lauren found us these book deals!! “Kristen Ashley books on sale today ….Ride Steady (Chaos), Mystery Man (The Dream Man Series Book 1), Breathe (Colorado Mountain Series Book 4), The Gamble (Colorado Mountain Series Book 1), Motorcycle Man (The Dream Man Series Book 4), Fire Inside: A Chaos Novel…..all down from $3.99.”
  20. Mystery Man (The Dream Man Series Book 1) by Kristen Ashley <— ONE OF MY FAVORITES OF ALL TIME FROM HER REPERTOIRE!! (my Book Review)
  21. Motorcycle Man (The Dream Man Series Book 4) by Kristen Ashley <— ONE OF MY FAVORITES OF ALL TIME FROM HER REPERTOIRE!! (my Book Review)
  22. By Moonlight by Nancy Gideon <— Theresa highly recommends this series! “Reading Nancy Gideon newest in her Moonlight Series. For all that still read some paranormal, I think this author has gotten the short stick. She has created a great world, great characters, great story line that keeps going, romance, steam, suspense. It appears she may be spinning this off in the future...”
  23. Red Rising (The Red Rising Trilogy, Book 1) by Pierce Brown <— BOOK FOG ALERT! Carol HIGHLY recommends this one! “After finishing up the Hunger Games movie last weekend, I was in the mood for something similar. I picked up Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I read through the night until 4 am. Yesterday, I read his second book, Golden Son! This series does not disappoint! It was amazing and well worth this book fog that will likely stick with me until Feb when book 3 concludes this wonderfully surprising series!”
  24. Aerling Series by DelSheree Gladden <— Stephanie found us a series bargain – and I mean SERIOUSLY bargain-priced! “Olivia’s best friend is not imaginary. He’s not a ghost, either. And she’s pretty sure he’s not a hallucination. He’s just Mason. He is, however, invisible.”
  25. Hollywood & Vine by Olivia Evans <— HOLLYWOOD STAR ALERT!! Nancy found us this super-bargain!! “Maryse I’ve been too busy 1-clicking to be working on Thanksgiving Dinner, but here our some super deals…” LOL!!! :P  ”When costume designer Josie Bane first lays eyes on Anders Ellis, she hates him instantly. Conceited and arrogant, he’s the epitome of a Hollywood playboy…”
  26. Time Served by Julianna Keyes <— JUST GOT OUT OF PRISON ALERT! Nancy found us this super-bargain one, too! “Dean’s back, crashing uninvited into my carefully cultivated, neat little lawyerly life. Eight years behind bars have turned him rougher and bigger—and more sexually demanding than any man I’ve ever met. I can’t deny him anything…and that just might end up costing me everything.”
  27. Final Debt (Indebted Series Book 6) by Pepper Winters <— HUGELY POPULAR DARK READ SERIES PRE-ORDER ALERT!!! It’s ready… for November 30th 2015 (here’s the series reading order) AND AND!!!!!! Indebted Epilogue (Indebted Series Book 7) <— OMG.

    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 ebooks deal —>

    • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as AUDIOBOOKS AT A BARGAIN-PRICE!<—Audiobooks for ebook super-sale prices. I’m thrilled with that, and what’s fun is you can flip flop from reading it, to listening to it without losing your spot… This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans 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! (This is the “Whispersync” thingie). :D
    1. Frosted by Katy Regnery <— The author says: “Somehow, the audiobook of FROSTED is cheaper than the paperback right now on Amazon!! I’ve never seen this happen and it might be a mistake…but if you like audiobooks? I’d snatch it up now before Amazon realizes their mistake!!”



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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

by Maryse on November 26, 2015 · 3 comments

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My cute puppy has the right idea… post-turkey sleepy bliss!

I’ve just had a nice peaceful Thanksgiving day with lots of delicious food, and now I’m getting ready to read my cozy book while I indulge in my turkey-sleepy-bliss!! I hope you guys are all nice and snug and I hope you had the best day ever! :D

And I’m wondering how many of you are already scoping out the Black Friday deals and who’s heading where, and at what crazy time of the still-dark-outside morning? Tee hee! :P

P.S. Here’s a Black Friday deal for you… one day early. And I MEAN DEAL!! eekeekeek WHOA. You know that new already awesome-priced $49.99 Kindle? It’s on SUPER-SALE! Right. Now. Well… I wasn’t gonna worry about super-deals until tomorrow, I saw this scrolling by and HAD to post it. —-> Fire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black (WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE PRICE!!) eekeekeek


The Man I Love (The Fish Tales Book 1)
This is as intense, angsty, tumultuous and heartbreaking as a beautiful epic love story gets, my friends. Absolutely addicting!

Going up is easy. Coming down is the hard part.

And oh yes… I GET IT!!!

Even in it’s drama, it doesn’t feel… too over-the-top, though you know? Logical exasperation. No eyerolling, or book skimming, for me, even though I was fully affected and distraught. Sometimes, two people are the only people in the world for each other.

For a long time they held each other.

“I can feel your heart,” she whispered.

“I can feel everything,” he said.

Soulmates. The truest of loves, no matter who comes between them in their journey, no matter where their roads take them. No matter how badly they tear each other apart in the process. And OMG did this one do exactly that!

That said, can true love surmount even the most drastic of upheavals and the emotional scars they’ve caused?

At first, when the adamant recommendations came my way, I hesitated. Why?  The blurb.

Mind you… I skimmed it very lightly and halted right in the first paragraph that said something about a ballerina, and her dance troop, and one of the creative types “behind the scenes” and the theater and all that. Artsy stuff. LOL!!! Okay now I know you’re eye-rolling at me. Not that I don’t enjoy watching ballets and theater and musicals and dance and all that awesomeness, but I feared a sense of… stuffiness, in regards to actually reading something like this. Something that maybe… I couldn’t relate to.

But I stopped reading the blurb (I had enough of an “idea”) and I read this simply due to the HUGE LOVE this book was getting. Hesitant that I’d be able to “get into it” or not, be damned!! I was going in and staying for the long haul. A story that elicits that kind of emotional reaction from readers (shivers??) had to be for me.

Yvette: The Man I Love & Give Me Your Answer True by Suanne Laqueur (I discovered this author this year. If you add anything to your list, please add these 2 books. Even the book titles give me a bit of the shivers…

Tracy: The Man I Love was fantastic. I read it a few months ago and it has stayed with me. Every time I see the cover on my Kindle app I stop and go over the story in my mind.

Liz: The standard of writing in the 2 books is phenomenal. I am still reeling from reading these books earlier this year and the second book OMG. It’s a POV book but it’s a story on its own. Definitely the best books I have read this year. The third book is a bonus the author promised, to answer a couple of questions left open ended – I hope!

Megan: They were amazing!!! …I was a little scared to read Daisy’s POV because I’ve read so many point of views that just end up being a retelling of the story. NOPE not Daisy’s lol Give Me Your Answer True answered so many questions that I had after reading The Man I Love. I loved both books.

Hayling: Not to be dramatic but this series sort of changed me. Can’t wait to hear how it affects you.

Rosie: These books were (are) amazing!

Marie: Laqueur was at the Readers’ Favorite Awards in Miami this weekend. The Man I Love won a gold medal. The series is fantastic. Beautiful writing, intense emotions and the characters stay with you forever.

Oh you guys are SO right. It totally was.

But it’s not about that (the ballet) at all. YES, the concerts and the theater and the stage hands and the dancers and the teachers essentially set the “book-stage”. And yes, there is the excitement of rehearsals, and emotional connections with dancers on stage while boyfriends at first watch with chagrin, and partners that get mis-matched, and whatnot, but what this is about is a group of strangers from all walks of life, that become tight-knit friends. Best friends, some… lovers and some traumatic events that create a few enemies, to boot. And not the “catty” kind either. This is tangible, understandable, excusable, inexcusable, terrible and terrific in all of its trauma. In all of its beauty. In all of its terror.

Maryse: … pretty good so far, but I realized it’s yet another almost 500 page book. Tee hee!!! Which is good in regards to characters and story development. I’m still in the “getting to know them/each other” stage.

Maryse: *oooooomph*!!!! I JUST HIT AN OMG PART in the book I’m reading. “The Man I Love” Whoa.

bev: Can’t wait to read your review. Looks like a lot of people love it around here.

Maryse: Update on The Man I Love… she’s a remarkable writer. The story is amazing.. the first 20% I was getting used to all of the characters and the feel of it (and her writing was very eloquent, mature and kind of… BIG, and it was taking a bit for me to fit into the story) but now HOLY MOLY she is good. This is as real as it gets. I LOVE IT.

So what’s it about?

College students that are majoring in theater and dance, and have the potential to be part of famous ballet… troops? Aspiring to become professional ballet dancers. Concerts, touring the world. These student dancers (that have been dancing all of their lives) are remarkable. Loved, and celebrated within their college.

And Erik, who is a tech that works behind the scenes, (by the way, this book is from his POV), falls head over heels with a junior ballerina that is stealing the spotlight. And she takes a liking to him, too.

Erik felt a bell toll, a peal of recognition. And for the rest of his life, he would swear, he would swear to anyone who asked, although nothing was said aloud, he heard Daisy Bianco speak to him. She said it with her eyes, he heard it clearly in his head, and it wasn’t hello.

It was, “Well, here you are.”

Here I am, he thought.

We go from flirty, to friends, to so much more. And then the friendship expands amongst the entire crew (stagehands, teachers, and dancers alike). It’s wonderful.

Amy: how is The Man I Love going? Is it only his POV or is it dual?

Maryse: Only his POV… BUT!!!! Even though that is not normally my favorite, this one is fantastic, it’s intense, it’s ALL SORTS OF FEELS, it’s realistic, it’s OMG ANGSTY, it TOTALLY works being HIS POV first… AND!!!!! AND!!! The second book is from HER POV and trust me, without telling you why… (and spoiling it) hers will be very different and… I have to know…

fabi: A book called The Man I Love is in his POV? That doesn’t make sense to me.

Maryse: fabi… she’s a ballerina and he is a stage coordinator/creator/stage-hand lighting guy (sound… guy?) LOL!!!… and that is the song she is dancing to. ;)

And while at first, I struggled a bit with the intro (about the first 25 to 30%), getting to know the “theater” setting, and the large cast of characters, and the weird “new guy” dynamic, I soon found myself fitting in. As he did. And I never wanted to leave. I felt as if I was in their cool crew, and I truly believed their connection. Not just between two people, but the whole group of them. I was rooting for them all! ALL.

But as friendship, spotlights, and love would have it, jealousy and disappointment, and maybe even selfishness (I guess it depends on how you look at it) rears its ugly head, and tragedy turns into personal torment, turns into retreat, turns into various forms of betrayal. Turns into desertion. I’ll let you experience all of that, because there is NO way I can make you feel what I felt… what these characters felt, better than the author.

Maryse: “I could never hate you. But now I can never love you.” OMG… my heart.

Meredith: One of the best books I have ever read!!

Jody: Need a good one to rip my heart out. lol… Is it a little twisted that I look for that? lol

Maryse: OMG THIS IS IT Jody!!!!!! THIS. IS. IT!!!!

Jody: I am actually nervous to start now…..

Emma: Woo hoo! Love that you’re loving it!!

Maryse: Am I ever… it just gets better and better. The story is so pure and raw, and the writing is just… perfect. If there was ANY book that Adele’s latest “Hello” is perfect for, THIS IS IT!!!!!! ESPECIALLY AT THIS PART RiGHT NOW. YES I”M SCREAMING!!!! Called 1000 times…

Ann: I loved this book, and also Daisy’s point of view in Give me your Answer True. January cannot come soon enough for the last book! The ending from Daisy’s POV was also so much better (not different, just more detailed)!

Emma: I loved having Daisy’s POV. It’s far from a same-event retelling either. It’s having the cake and eating it too.

Maryse:  OMG I MUST HAVE DAISY’S POV. This… THIS!!!!!! Absolutely… there’s no way these would be the same story…

Carol: I read this book and it’s sequel several months ago. So, so good.

Sadie: Let me know when you read book 2 and I’ll read w/you!

Maryse: Sadie, I’m finishing up my review right now and heading right into book #2. :D !!!!

I’d almost recommend you NOT read the blurb, because I got a fright and went into shock at a certain point. A few points. The blurb actually spells out one of the “things” that surprised the heck out of me and hooked me TIGHT. Because I hadn’t fully read the blurb, I didn’t see it coming and when it did… wow. Now, had I READ the full blurb in detail (and not stopped and pouted at the “creative artistic dancers” part), I would have been VERY excited to read it anyway, but I won’t tell you what. I recommend you go in blind as I did.

Everything was perfect.

I love us, Erik thought. All of us.

The music started.

OMG eeeeeeep!!! Yes…. You’ll see.

Brilliant writing, evocative storytelling, and simply stunning in its journey. Yes. I am moving right on to book #2. I am hooked on these characters and I have to know more. Especially knowing what I know now.

He listened to the sound of his chest-wrenching sobs echoing off tile. He was both frightened and fearless. His own splendid anguish ricocheting around him. This was the real story. This was how it started.

Gah!! It’s like this author is an emotional writing genius or something. It’s so fulfilling, so well-rounded, so… BIG. Just you wait. You’ll see.

4.5 stars!! Maybe even 5 stars. I’m thinking more 5 stars, but I have a feeling book #2 is what’s going to make this whole darn thing a 5-star love affair for me. So I’ll wait… ;)


Happy New Release day and Thanksgiving week!! Just a few more days until I’m in a perpetual turkey coma (’cause yes, I’ll be happily eating Thanksgiving leftovers for days after). I don’t get sick of it.

Today’s release list presents a few that have me wiggling in my seat, like that one up there to the left. OMG it sounds intense, and it’s Megan Hart, and I LOVE HER (I’ve read and reviewed many of her books) so I know. LOL!! Oh. And did you guys know that the Harry Potter books have just been released in audiobook format? I posted ‘em below in the audio section. :D !!! ALSO —> KINDLE Black Friday deals are on right now, and they are BIG deals.

Okay, so what looks extra blurb-jolty, to me, today? Hold Me Close (they were both kidnapped together as teens, survived and bonded, and as adults are in a turbulent relationship together), Sin and Sorrow (her vampire family – husband and child – has been killed, they don’t feed from humans, and she wants revenge, but falls in love with the son of the man that hunts them), Taking It Off (embarrassed school teacher at a strip club bachelorette party, and the owner & sexy headliner takes notice), Denial (wakes up in Italy with no memory and has been “claimed” by a man), Butterfly Dreams (she’s a severe hypochondriac, afraid of dying, and falls for someone with heart disease), Wild Kisses (she has to attract the hottest guy on campus to get into the sorority, but starts falling for him…). Vegas Love sounds like SO MUCH FUN, too! (He’s working for his brother as a talent agent and *whoops*… marries the starlet he’s been assigned to, in Vegas! Accidentally?). LOL!!! I highlighted a few more below that sounds darn good, too!

Oh!!! And look what I found (or saw, ’cause it was an author that found ‘em)? Adorbs “bookish” find of the day? An author just posted these and I saw ‘em scrolling on my Facebook wall, and she’s in love, and OMG THEY ARE TOOOOOOO CUTE! I had to post ‘em, too! Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas Notebook Women’s Mary Jane Flat (there are SO many adorable mismatched-perfectly matched may-jane shoes designs (like one is popcorn print -a actual popcorn, and the other is the movie popcorn bag, or like, OH!!! One is a whole strawberry print, and the other is a cute little strawberry design, and one is the inside of the watermelon, and the other is the outside of the watermelon and so on. I’m in love with these. So unique and girly and I want every single design! They even have heels! Here they all are if you’re curious. They even have matching little girl shoes. *sigh* :D  Hot Chocolate Design CUTE SHOES!!

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

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


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 ebooks 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 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. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Book 1 by J.K. Rowling
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2 by J.K. Rowling
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3 by J.K. Rowling
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4 by J.K. Rowling
  5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6 by J.K. Rowling
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7 by J.K. Rowling
  7. The Lake House by Kate Morton
  8. Monster Prick: An Older Brother’s Best Friend Romance by Kendall Ryan


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).

  1. Ice Queen: A Nature of Desire Series Novel by Joey W. Hill <— Lynne is a HUGE Joey W. Hill fan, and it’s true, she’s been at me to read one for years now, and I have one on my TBR list, and absolutely, I promise, Lynne, I will! LOL! “Yes, Yes, Yes!!!!! It’s seems like I’ve been trying to get Maryse to read Joey Hill forever, lol. Ice Queen & Mirror of My Soul are 2 of the most beautiful, wonderful, books I’ve ever read. So Powerful, So Soul Touching. Maguerite & Tyler’s story has stayed with me for many years . Maryse, PLEASE read these 2 books, Please read something of hers! Joey also has an M/M book called Rough Canvas, I know it’s been on your TBR list a long time. It’s Beautiful, just beautiful. Joey’s talent is a Gift. I know you’ll love her work. Plus, she’s one of the most accessible, friendly authors I’ve come across. She always has time for her fans.”
  2. Alabama Summer Series by J. Daniels <— ENTIRE SERIES BARGAIN PRICED ALERT!! Lauren found us THESE on super-sale!!! “Alabama Summer series by J. Daniels… These have been on my wish list for a while….hundreds of 5-star reviews.”
  3. Captive Prince: Book One of the Captive Prince Trilogy by C. S. Pacat <— bev recommends THIS series! “…mentioned it before but in Feb the 3rd Captive Prince trilogy will finally be released. I’m going to re read the first 2 in Jan. They are pretty intricate and a bit dark. I think you two would enjoy them. Think about it for br at least with #1? They are a bit $$ right now but maybe sale closer to release day.”
  4. Sinful Nights Series by Lauren Blakely <— Pia recommends these!! “ it doesn’t matter which book of Lauren Blakely you read – they are all awesome, but the books in the Sinful Nights series is a must :)
  5. The Man I Love (The Fish Tales Book 1) by Suanne Laqueur <—  MY OWN Update on this one that I’m still reading…she’s a remarkable writer. The story is amazing.. the first 20% I was getting used to all of the characters and the feel of it (and her writing was very eloquent, mature and kind of… BIG, and it was taking a bit for me to “fit into” the story) but now? HOLY MOLY she is good. This is as real as it gets. I LOVE IT.
  6. NOLA’s Own Series by Kelli Jean <— This series was giving Tessa the “feels” BIG TIME. “It was sooooo good. Literally I didn’t just cry. I laughed out loud (which got me a few odd looks), felt angst, steamy hots, hug yourself in happiness, and even fear. At the end, though, I was giggling and hugging happy. Also, one of my favorite things to see, as the books progressed, the writing got better. I love seeing an author grow that way. Super huge recommendation.”
  7. Illuminae (The Illuminae Files) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff <— This one is now considered faba’s all-time favorite of ALL her favorite books, EVER. WHOA. Yep, I need to  get back to it. “Michelle…I will forever owe you for getting me to read Illuminae sooner rather than later. It instantly became my “All Time Favorite” book. Please note those are pretty strong words from us who’ve read thousands of books in our lifetimes. Yes, it is #1 in my “all time favorites” list. —Incomparable— Not even the classics measure up.”
  8. Unwritten by Lauren Runow <— Nancy found us a deal! “UNWRITTEN by Lauren Runow is on sale… She is a new Indie author and this book does end in a cliffhanger, but Book 2 REWRITTEN comes out Dec. 1st & can be pre-ordered…”
  9. Evan Arden: The Complete Boxed Set by Shay Savage <— Elissa reminds us that this WHOLE SERIES bundle is still on super-sale! “Hi Maryse just a quick note Shay Savage has her Evan Arden series on sale…! Otherwise Alone was the first book I read of hers and I’ve “gobbled” them up ever since!”
  10. With Me In Seattle Bundle One by Kristen Proby <— 1st 4 books in the series bundled at a bargain price!!
  11. With Me In Seattle Bundle Two by Kristen Proby <— next 4 books in the series bundled at a bargain price!!
  12. Fire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black <— SUPER-BARGAIN-PRICED KINDLE FIRE!!! Still! :D
  13. All-New Kindle Paperwhite, 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers <— ON SALE!!!
  14. Kindle, 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers <— BIG BIG SALE on this one. It’s as low priced as the Fire I just posted.



  1. Wild Cat (Leopard series) by Christine Feehan
  2. Sin and Sorrow by Marion Croslydon <— SHE’S A VAMPIRE THAT DOESN’T FEED FROM HUMANS AND IS HIDING FROM THE “HUNTERS” THAT KILLED HER FAMILY BUT SHE WANTS REVENGE ALERT!She’ll take everything he holds dear, starting with his heir, History undergrad and rugby-playing Gabriel. Once she has Gabriel in the palm of her hand, she’ll rip out the boy’s heart. And make his father watch.  Only Gabe is more angel than demon. His heart is warm, his soul loyal. He makes Marie feel like the girl she has never had the chance to be. A girl who wants to laugh, flirt, and be kissed. But allowing their love to kindle will clash against the beliefs that make them who they are. When Gabriel becomes the next Hunter at twenty-one, Marie will be one of the creatures he is destined to slaughter…
  3. Sea of Sighs (Empath Book 2) by Dawn Peers
  4. Salvation (The Rending Book 3) by Cara Carnes
  5. Waking Hearts (Cambio Springs Mysteries Book 3) by Elizabeth Hunter
  6. Earth (A Walker Saga Book 7) by Jaymin Eve
  7. Beyond The Grave (The Ministry of Curiosities Book 3) by C.J. Archer
  8. Bound By Heat: A Dragon Shifter Anthology by M.K. Eidem and J.A. Horn buckle
  9. Witch Glitch: Magic and Mayhem Book Two by Robyn Peterman
  10. Desert Wolf (Wolves of Willow Bend Book 8) by Heather Long
  11. Feel the Burn (Dragonkin Book 8) by G.A. Aiken
  12. Circe’s Recruits: Gideon: A Multiple Partner Shifter Book by Marie Harte
  13. Stars in Your Eyes by Lynn Kurland
  14. The Bite of Winter by Lauren Smith
  15. Astaroth: A Harbinger Series Novella by Jennifer Field
  16. Bound in Darkness: The Immortal Brothers by Jacquelyn Frank
  17. Dragon Storm (Dragon Fall Book 2) by Katie MacAlister
  18. Ash and Snow: A Grimm Tidings Novella by Katie Doyle
  19. Bear It All: McMahon Clan 2 (Fated Mates Book 5) by Rochelle Paige



  1. Taking It Off by Claire Kent <— SCHOOL TEACHER & MALE STRIPPER ALERT!!! She’s embarrassed at the strip club bachelorette party but… “When Elizabeth takes refuge outside, he chases her down and dares her to stay. It turns out that her mystery man is the owner—and, as tonight’s headliner, the one guy Elizabeth wouldn’t mind seeing naked.
  2. Hold Me Close by Megan Hart <— THEY WERE KIDNAPPED TOGETHER WHEN THEY WERE TEENS AND NOW HAVE A CHAOTIC ADULT BOND ALERT!Abducted and abused by the same man, they turned to each other for comfort until they were finally able to make their escape. Now adults, their relationship is fraught with guilt and despair. Whether fighting or making love, their passion is strong enough to destroy them both—and Effie’s not about to let that happen. She knows it’s time for her to have a “normal” relationship, and Heath is nothing but a constant reminder of the dark past they share. Heath, on the other hand, knows Effie is the only woman he can ever love…
  3. All That’s Left to Hold Onto by Ella Fox
  4. The Truth About Him by M. O’Keefe
  5. Butterfly Dreams by A. Meredith Walters <— SHE’S A SEVERE HYPOCHONDRIAC AND HE’S SUFFERING FROM HEART DISEASE ALERT! “Corin Thompson is paralyzed by her obsession with mortality. Having lost both of her parents, she is terrified by the idea that she too will die young, and she loses control at any sign of illness. But when Corin connects with someone who has survived a very real brush with death, she begins to see the world in a whole new way…”
  6. Paramedic Killer (Medic 7 Series) by Pat Patterson
  7. The Impossible Art of Falling by Sara Fiorenzo
  8. Everybody Knows (Razes Hell Book 2) by Kyra Lennon <— ROCK STAR ALERT!When Lucy bags an invite to join Razes Hell on their Europe and U.S tour, she is under no illusions about where she fits in Jason’s life. She’s the girl next door, too young to ever catch his attention. However, when Lucy is the first to notice Jason’s struggle to keep his cocaine addiction in check while out on the road, the pair grow close…
  9. Fighting for Devlin: A Lost Boys Novel by Jessica Lemmon <— HE’S IN BUSINESS WITH BAD GUYS AND SHE’S TRYING TO LIVE A STRAIGHT LIFE ALERT! “A waitress at Oak & Sage, she knows that sleeping with her boss is not a smart move. But when Dev shows up on her doorstep, beat up and clearly shaken, Rena’s not about to turn him down . . .”
  10. Wasted Time by Mya O’ Malley <— HER MILITARY HERO FIANCEE GOES MISSING… “Morgan prays day and night for Declan’s safe return, but when his letters stop coming, Morgan knows in her heart that she has lost him forever. Morgan has a hard time believing in fate and destiny after her fiancé is taken from her. With Declan gone, Morgan’s hope for true love is destroyed, but eventually she finds comfort in the arms of another…”
  11. Zero Hour: A Gypsy Brothers Epilogue by Lili St Germain <— GYPSY BROTHERS ALERT!!
  12. Wild Boys After Dark: Jackson by Melissa Foster
  13. Falling Stars (Falling Stars Series Book 1) by Xio Axelrod
  14. Unwrap Me: A Stark Ever After Novella by J. Kenner
  15. Belong: A Seven Year Itch Book by Jenn Foor <— FAILING MARRIAGE & AN OLD FLAME ALERT!With my own marriage failing, I’m forced to go back to my hometown to bury the man who raised me. I never expected to see her there, and nothing could prepare me for what would happen the moment my arms wrapped around hers again…
  16. Sun Kissed (Orchid Island) (Volume 1) by JoAnn Ross
  17. His New Jam (Hot & Nerdy Book 5) by Shannyn Schroeder
  18. His All Night by Elle Wright
  19. Child Star by J.J. McAvoy <— **This is the full novel for CHILD STAR*
  20. The Beauty of It by Tara Lin Mossinghoff <— HE JUST LOST HIS SISTER & SHE IS PREGNANT/NEW FRIENDS ALERT! “He moved away from his family to start college. She faces giving up her dream career or her baby. …They form an unlikely friendship.”
  21. The Second Chance (Inferno Falls Book Three) by Aubrey Parker
  22. Cold In The Shadows (Cold Justice Book 5) by Toni Anderson
  23. Vegas Love by Jill Dodd <— HE ACCIDENTALLY MARRIES A FAMOUS ACTRESS IN VEGAS ALERT!!! GAH it sounds like SO. MUCH. FUN!!! He’s a new talent agent working for his brother… “His first task is simple: Keep Ashlyn Roberts out of trouble and don’t sleep with her. Which might be kind of tough, since they definitely consummated their Vegas wedding.”
  24. Midnight Wrangler (Midnight Cowboys) by Cat Johnson
  25. Home for Christmas (Willow Park Book 5) by Noelle Adams <— HER HUSBAND COMES BACK AFTER TWO YEARS BEING HELD HOSTAGE ALERT! “After being married for just six months, Sophie’s journalist husband, Mark, was captured by a Syrian rebel group and held for more than two years. Now that he has finally returned home, he’s like a different person. She hardly knows him anymore, and he keeps pulling away from her…”
  26. The Billionaire’s Secret: Billionaire Obsession (Tycoon Billionaires Book 5) by Julie Farrell
  27. Dangerous Curves (Henson Series Book 4) by Dara Girard
  28. Denial (Careless Whispers Book 1) by Lisa Renee Jones <— SHE AWAKES IN ITALY WITH NO MEMORY ALERT! “Ella Ferguson awakes alone in Italy, unsure of who she is, and a gorgeous man has claimed her as his own…”
  29. Endure (Evolve Series #4) by S.E. Hall
  30. Take Me All the Way: A Coral Cove Novel by Toni Blake
  31. Steal Me (NYPD’s Finest) by Lauren Layne
  32. Sacked by Tabitha Vargo <— FOOTBALL STAR ALERT! “She doesn’t know it yet, but she’s already mine…”
  33. Should’ve Said No: A Thistle Bend Novel by Tracy March
  34. The Accidental Engagement (A Chance Romance) by Maggie Dallen
  35. Wyne and Song (Citizen Soldier Series Book 3) by Donna Michaels
  36. Love on a Summer Night (Pine Harbour Book 4) by Zoe York
  37. Wild Kisses (3:AM Kisses Book 7) by Addison Moore <— SHE HAS TO GET WITH THE HOTTEST GUY ON CAMPUS TO GET INTO THE SORORITY ALERT!Making Owen believe she wants him is pretty low, even if this entire fling is just a means to an end. But now she can’t stop thinking about him. Yeah, he thinks he’s God’s gift to women, but now a part of her is kind of starting to agree. Girls are still dripping all over him like honey. Piper thinks there’s no way he’d be interested in a commitment with her. Maybe Alpha Chi isn’t what she wants. Maybe it’s Owen?
  38. Stepbrother, Mine by Opal Carew
  39. A Billionaire Between the Sheets (The Overnight Billionaires) by Katie Lane
  40. Texas Hustle (Texas Montgomery Mavericks) by Cynthia D’Alba <— SHE BIDS ON HIM TO GET AWAY FROM HER EX ALERT! “She builds a good life in Texas, but then the old boyfriend who got her in trouble tracks her down. Desperate to find a way to keep her past and present separate, she places a bid at a bachelor auction on the one man who’ll get her out of town for a few days…”
  41. The Loves of Ruby Dee by Curtiss Ann Matlock
  42. A Love Worth Saving (Forever Yours Book 2) by Anna James
  43. Daring Her Love: A Bradens Novella (The Bradens) by Melissa Foster
  44. Always For You (Always Love Book 1) by Tawdra Kandle
  45. Breaking Love (Broken Love Book 4) by B.B. Reid <— BOOK BULLIES ALERT! “Angel thought if she ran far enough, she’d be free. What’s mine will always be mine. This time I do things my way.”
  46. Transformation (The Freshman’s Curse Book 1) by J.B. Rogers
  47. Red Hot Holidays (17 Contemporary Romance Books by Bestselling Authors about Shifters, Billionaires, Officers, Rock Stars, and Alpha Males) (Red Hot Boxed Sets)
  48. Redeem My Heart (CSA Case Files 7) by Kennedy Layne
  49. Loving Christine by Lorhainne Eckhart
  50. Forbid Me: The Good Ol’ Boys (The Good Ol’ Boys Series Book 2) by M. Robinson <— BEST FRIEND’S LITTLE SISTER (and Kimmie highly recommends it!): “This was so good!!!!! Bestfriend’s little sister and total Alpha!!!!!”
  51. The Last Betrayal: (Crusaders MC #2) by L. Grubb
  52. Love’s Ride (McCallister’s Paradise Book 4) by Chantel Rhondeau
  53. What You Wanted (Chic Manila Book 5) by Mina V. Esguerra
  54. A Summer With Snow (Frosted Seasons Book 1) by Hallie Swanson
  55. Perfectly Planned by Linda O’Connor
  56. Return to Blackcreek by Riley Hart <— M/M ROMANCE SERIES THAT WE LOVE ALERT!!!
  57. Splendid Isolation (Shadow Play Book 3) by Helena Maeve <— M/M ROMANCE!
  58. Thicker Than Bone by Matthew J. Metzger <— M/M ROMANCE!
  59. Across the East River Bridge by Kate McMurray <— M/M ROMANCE!
  60. I Heard A Rumor by Cheris Hodges
  61. Boyfriend for Hire (A West Side Romance Book 2) by Gail Chianese
  62. A Very Daring Christmas (The Tavonesi Series Book 8) by Pamela Aares
  63. Please, Sir: Four Full Length BDSM Romances! by Claire Thompson
  64. Nico (The Heartbreaker Series Book 2) by Evan Grace
  65. Lies (Phoenix Undercover Book 1) by C.A. Harms
  66. The Rose Stalker by Donna Jean McDunn <— PSYCH THRILLER ALERT! Her abusive husband dies and she eventually meets someone new… “Her opportunity for joy starts to fade when crank phone calls begin occurring in the middle of the night, and soon continue throughout the day. Roses show up everywhere she goes, even inside her locked and alarm-wired home. Before long Gail—like her daughters—is questioning her own sanity. The police have no clues and everyone is a suspect, including Gail herself—and especially her new boyfriend…
  67. Once Touched: A Silver Creek Novel by Laura Moore
  68. Just One Night, Volumes 1-3 by Kim Black
  69. These Three Words by Holly Jacobs
  70. Accelerate: A Hotwired Novel by Tracy Wolff <— CARJACKER ALERT! “A small-town girl with Hollywood dreams, Jordan Bass never expected to be swept up in a real-life drama. But that’s exactly what happens when she witnesses a violent crime. And when a smoldering stranger takes the wheel and practically kidnaps her in a desperate bid to keep her safe, she’s not sure whether to scream . . . or kiss him…”
  71. Denial (What’s Her Secret?) by Natalie Dae
  72. You Promised me Forever by Dawn White <— MILITARY WIFE ALERT!
  73. Wrapped Up in a Beau by Angelita Gill
  74. Chaotic Beauty by Tara Sosa


PRE-ORDERS (next week’s)

  1. Forgotten (Brides of the Kindred Book 16) by Evangeline Anderson – November 27th 2015
  2. Letters Written in White by Kathryn Perez – November 30th 2015
  3. It’s a Wonderful Tangled Christmas Carol (The Tangled Series) by Emma Chase – November 30th 2015
  4. Finding Focus by Jiffy Kate – November 30th 2015
  5. Final Debt (Indebted) (Volume 6) by Pepper Winters – November 30th 2015
  6. Saving Grace by Kristen Proby – November 30th 2015
  7. Searching for You by Jennifer Probst – November 30th 2015
  8. Rewritten (Unwritten Book 2) by Lauren Runow – December 1st 2015
  9. Watch Me Fall by Cherrie Lynn – December 1st 2015
  10. Misconduct by Penelope Douglas <— December 1st 2015
  11. The Death of Lila Jane by Teresa Mummert - December 1st 2015
  12. Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark Book 12) by Kresley Cole <— December 1st 2015
  13. Blood Kiss: Black Dagger Legacy by J.R. Ward - expected release date December 1st 2015
  14. #Holiday: A Hashtag Series Short Story by Cambria Hebert – December 3rd 2015
  15. The Year of Falling in Love (A Sunnyvale Novel Book 2) by Jessica Sorensen - December 7th 2015
  16. Dirty Billionaire (The Dirty Billionaire Trilogy Book 1) by Meghan March – December 8th 2015
  17. BROKEN PROMISES (Trystan Scott Novel) by H.M. Ward – December 7th 2015
  18. Before (The After Series Book 5) by Anna Todd – December 8th 2015
  19. The Final Move (Hometown Players) by Victoria Denault – December 8th 2015
  20. Capture Me (A Twist Me Trilogy Spin-Off) by Anna Zaires - December 8th 2015
  21. Iniquity (The Premonition Series Book 5) by Amy A. Bartol – December 8th 2015
  22. Midnight Mass (Priest Book 2) by Sierra Simone - December 8th 2015


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WE LOVE THIS M/M author BIG time, and a new book is releasing in this series tomorrow!! :D I LOVED book #1!!

And it’s not just this series that rocked our worlds. Many of the books in her repertoire have us hooked!

Ana: Broken Pieces by Riley Hart is so good that I wish I hadn’t already read it so I could read it again for the first time. Beautiful story, nothing like it from any other m/m books I’ve read.

Jennifer: Crossroads by Riley Hart…GFY x2…awesome sexy stories.

Victoria: I have to recommend Broken Pieces by Riley Hart. The best book I have read in months and one of my favorite books EVER! I’m pretty new to the M/M romance genre and I can’t believe how the author pulled off this menage. Totally amazing, this is definitely a MUST READ!

Melinda: I encourage y’all to check out Broken Pieces by Riley Hart. She wrote Collide. …SO good. I cried and smiled. It was angsty and lovely. M/M and the M/M/M…

About book #1:

At ten years old, Noah Jameson and Cooper Bradshaw collided mid-air when they dove for the same football. For three years, they were inseparable…until one day when Noah and his parents disappeared in the middle of the night.

Noah and Cooper never knew what happened to each other. Now, seventeen years later, after finding his boyfriend in bed with another man, Noah returns to Blackcreek looking for a fresh start. And damned if he doesn’t find his old friend grew up to be sexy as sin. Coop can’t believe Noah—the only person he trusted with the guilt over his parents’ death—is back. And gay… Or that Cooper himself suddenly wants another man in his bed for the first time.

There’s no denying the attraction and emotion between them, but can they overcome the ghosts of their pasts to have a future together?



<— Tee hee!!! *blush* What a cover… what a title. lol AND!! I have a fun little piece in anticipation of Lauren Blakely’s BIG ROCK! BIG ROCK is set to release Thursday, January 6th and is a standalone, dirty romance novel written from the guy’s POV. It sounds like so much fun!!


It’s not just the motion of the ocean, ladies. It’s definitely the SIZE of the boat too.

And I’ve got both firing on all cylinders. In fact, I have ALL the right assets. Looks, brains, my own money, and a big c**k.

You might think I’m an a**hole. I sound like one, don’t I? I’m hot as sin, rich as heaven, smart as hell and hung like a horse.

Guess what? You haven’t heard my story before. Sure, I might be a playboy, like the NY gossip rags call me. But I’m the playboy who’s actually a great guy. Which makes me one of a kind.

The only trouble is, my dad needs me to cool it for a bit. With conservative investors in town wanting to buy his flagship Fifth Avenue jewelry store, he needs me not only to zip it up, but to look the part of the committed guy. Fine. I can do this for Dad. After all, I’ve got him to thank for the family jewels. So I ask my best friend and business partner to be my fiancée for the next week. Charlotte’s up for it. She has her own reasons for saying yes to wearing this big rock.

And pretty soon all this playing pretend in public leads to no pretending whatsoever in the bedroom, because she just can’t fake the kind of toe-curling, window-shattering orgasmic cries she makes as I take her to new heights between the sheets.

But I can’t seem to fake that I might be feeling something real for her.

What the f**k have I gotten myself into with this…big rock?

Ready for an exclusive excerpt?

I do my best work in the bedroom. This is completely my domain. So it should be no big deal that she asked me to wait here. But something about being in Charlotte’s bedroom is wigging me out.

Mostly because there’s nearby nudity transpiring mere feet away.

She’s taking a shower, and no matter how you slice them, New York apartments are approximately thimble size. Let me spell this out—wet, naked, hot woman in a ten-foot radius.

Got it? Okay. Moving on.

I pick up a picture frame on her sky blue bureau of the dog her parents have. A fluffy brown summa dog—some of this, some of that. I’m going to focus on this mutt. Zero in on him. Look at his tail. Check out his ears. Yup, this picture is doing the trick. It is helping me not to linger on the naked woman and how well she kisses.

Or how much I liked it.

Why the f**k did I like it so much?

Of course you liked it, idiot. A pretty woman kisses you, and you’re straight—you’d be stupid not to like it. End of story. Doesn’t mean anything. Stop analyzing.

Especially since she just turned off the shower.

Maybe she forgot a towel. Maybe she’ll open the door a crack, and ask me to grab one for her.

I smack my forehead. Get it together, Holiday.

            I set down the picture, draw a deep inhale and straighten my shoulders. The door creaks open. She steps out of the bathroom wearing only a white fluffy towel wrapped above her breasts.           

            “You might be wondering why I asked you to wait in my bedroom instead of the living room,” she says, in the most matter-of-fact tone.

I have no clue how she can be talking like we’re having a business transaction when droplets of water slide down her bare legs. But I’m a strong man. I can handle this. I’m not tempted at all by my best friend. Though my dick begs to differ, the traitorous prick.

“The thought crossed my mind,” I say, as I lean against the bureau, striking a casual pose.

“Because if you’re my fiancé, you need to be comfortable with me being naked,” she says with a crisp nod.

Sh*t, she’s going to do it. She’s going to drop the towel. She’s going to make us practice f**king. I am the luckiest man on the face of the earth.

Wait. No. I can’t f**k my best friend. I absolutely, positively, can’t screw Charlotte. Even if she tosses the towel on the floor and begs me to.

I lace my fingers together behind my back, linking these twitchy hands.

“Okay, so you’re getting naked,” I say, doing my best to imitate her cool-as-a-cucumber tone that is throwing me off big time.

“No. It’s the idea of me naked,” she corrects.

I give her a pointed look. “Seems to me it’s both the idea and the reality.”

“Fine, fine. They’re one and the same, and it’s part of the debrief.”

“Is this the exam portion?”

She walks past me, her arm brushing against mine before she yanks open the top drawer of the bureau. “Yes. This is the practical portion.”

“And this is because you somehow think we’re going to be required to be naked together in front of Mr. Offerman in order to pull this off? This isn’t like some feats-of-strength style fake engagement where we have to pass certain skill sets in an obstacle course. You know that, right?”

She nods, as she hunts around in the drawer. “I’m aware of that. I see this as more like the Newlywed game.”

“And in this version of the game we’re quizzed on how I get used to the idea of you naked and vice versa?”

Her breath hitches when I say that—vice versa. 

            I don’t know what to make of that small gasp, or if it means something about the idea of me au naturel.

            She spins around, and holds up two pairs of panties, one in each hand. “Quick. Do you prefer it when your fiancée wears the black lace thong?” She waggles a scrap of silky-looking fabric that is so hot my face might be engulfed in flames right now because Charlotte owns that? “Or do you prefer her in the white side-string bikini?” She waves the white pair before my eyes, and all I can see is a tiny triangular patch of fabric that’s the slightest bit see-through.

Forget the flames. I am a f**king inferno right now knowing she owns this too. White panties that reveal pretty much everything.


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Author Lauren Blakely

About Lauren Blakely:

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had eight books on the New York Times Bestseller list and fifteen on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, the first novel in her new sexy romance series Sinful Nights that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. Her new adult forbidden romance, 21 Stolen Kisses, hit e-readers in May and landed on the USA Today Bestseller list. In January, she’ll release BIG ROCK, a standalone contemporary romance sure to make you swoon. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign).

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<— OMG today… and the new “surprise” book releases that are suddenly LIVE!!! Wow. Sunday, which is an awesome day in its own right, but pretty much to the start of our Thanksgiving week, which means AWESOMENESS! And now THESE books. I’m so happy!

I’ve also just started a new book (this morning) and it’s a book that came highly recommended in yesterday’s “Reader Favorites” list (Reader Favorites – Yvette’s Top Favorite Books List), and then suddenly I had a few more adamant recommendations for it. So… this (The Man I Love) is the one for me today. How can I possibly resist? It sounds like it’s gonna rock my book-world, and therefore… I must!

Here are today’s NEW RELEASES :D :

  1. Poughkeepsie Begins (The Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series Book 4) by Debra Anastasia <— JUST WENT LIVE!! IT IS THE PREQUEL… and can be read FIRST if you haven’t read the others in the series, yet. Acts as a standalone (and y’all know how much I LOVED “Poughkeepsie”). One of my FAVORITES EVER! Here’s my review of Poughkeepsie from back in 2011. Lauren is excited!! “Whaaaaat!?!?!? How did I NOT know a new Debra Anastasia Poughkeepsie book comes out tomorrow? Poughkeepsie Begins (The Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series Book 4)!! Can not wait!
  2. Treat Me (One Night with Sole Regret Book 8) by Olivia Cunning <— SHE’S IN LOVE WITH A ROCK STAR SINGLE FATHER (and HER sister is his ex-wife…) *gasp*Amanda Lange wouldn’t mind filling the vacancy in Jacob’s life. She adores his daughter, her only niece, and she’s had a most inappropriate crush on Jacob for years. Their time together as a new couple and with four-year-old Julie in tow is everything she’s been dreaming of. And as her infatuation turns into something much more substantial, she starts to believe they were meant to be together. And not just herself and Jacob, but Julie too. The three of them make a perfect family. Unfortunately, Jacob comes with some baggage. His exwife is Amanda’s sister…”
  3. Ninja At First Sight: An Origin Story (Knitting in the City) by Penny Reid <— PENNY REID ALERT!! “Greg and Fiona’s “origin story”. Prequel standalone novella for Knitting in the City book 5″
  4. Surrounded By Knight by A.N. Hennessy <— ROCK STAR ALERT! TWO SISTERS GO ON TOUR WITH A FAMOUS ROCK BAND… “An offer is made that neither one of them can refuse, and lands them the opportunity to travel with the infamous rock band, Knight Raiders. One thing Izzy didn’t count on is another wish to yearn for in the form of Trevelin Knight…”
  5. Heart of the Music (Saints & Sinners Book 1) by Kaithlin Shepherd <— ROCK STAR ALERT & his publicist keeps refusing his advances!For five years, she has kept her attraction to Jarrod under wraps, enduring his endless supply of women, but one day when locked in an elevator, revelations are made that could change it all…
  6. Never Tap Out (Book One in the Life of a Fighter Series) by Victoria Prince <— SHE’S A FIGHTER…Kate follows her mother’s advice to “never tap out”, no matter what life throws at you. Between her circle of family heartache, a handsome fighter named James tries to shake up Kate’s emotions even more. He’s determined to prove his worth to her and give her a reason to smile again…
  7. Paradise Road by C.J. Duggan <— LOVE TRIANGLE ALERT! Between her bad boy surfer and her sexy boss bartender……when Lexie arrives in Paradise City to work out if her future includes bad-boy surfer, Luke Ballantine, he is nowhere to be found. With no home, no money and no Luke, Lexie gets a job slinging drinks at the wild Wipe Out Bar. Soon her heartache is eased when broody bar owner, Dean Saville, starts taking an interest and stirs more than just her drinks. But nothing is ever as it seems in Paradise City and when Luke Barrels back into town…
  8. agony by Yolanda Olson <— SOUNDS LIKE A DARK READ ALERT! It’s only a little over 100 pages, but there’s something about this one that’s calling me. She moves to NY hoping to get a job as a director’s assistant and is tricked and finds herself working in the porn industry… “Neve finds her days are full of awkward moments, stress, uncomfortable shoots, and wishing for nothing more than to be back home. Until she meets Arsen Caldwell. Arsen hides his secret from Neve for as long as he can and helps to get her transferred to another company where she lands a job with Jareth Vance of Golden Hills Media. Jareth sees a potential star in Neve, but she doesn’t know that her first starring roll could possibly be her last...” <— Eeeeeeep!!!! I’m SO curious about this one.
  9. Finding Love Between the Lines <— FAMOUS AUTHOR HIDES HER IDENTITY ALERT! She wants to try a new job (her agent’s assistant!!) for a little bit and hides who she really is from everyone… “When Sam finds that one of her first assignments is to work covertly on her own award ceremony, she’s forced to keep up appearances—especially when she’s teamed with the agency’s handsome new author…
  10. Falling to Pieces by Leddy Harper <— RECENT STUDENT-TEACHER RELEASE!!! “But by reaching out to protect her—to mend her breaks and soothe her wounds—Axel has crossed a dangerous line, resulting in two shattered lives instead of just one…”