Author & Book News Roundup – April 30th 2017

by Maryse on April 30, 2017 · 16 comments

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<— FIRST OFF!!! BIG NEWS!!!! Mister Romance (Masters of Love Book 1) by Leisa Raven JUST WENT LIVE TODAY! He’s an escort for rich socialites… ”...Whether they want a dominating billionaire, bad boy with a heart of gold, hot geek, sexy biker, or best friend who loves them from afar, Max can make it all happen, but he’s careful to keep his real identity a secret. Enter investigative journalist Eden Tate. Having caught wind of the urban legend of Mister Romance from a lovestruck client, Eden is determined to publish a scathing expose on Max and his ability to swindle lonely society women out of their fortunes...”

Kristy: This sounds like Hitch! Which is one of those movies I can watch over and over again, so I’m intrigued!

Here’s more awesome news going on in our book world right now (P.S. It’s preorder heaven right now, when it comes to some of our favorite authors) SO MANY were just announced!:

K. Larsen has a new psych-thriller/Stockholm Syndrome book coming out in just a few weeks! In case you missed it, here’s my “pre-review” of The Tutor by K. Larsen. :D !!!

Tracie: I need to read this STAT

Maryse: Yes!! :D

Melody: Tease!

Maryse: Yes!! :P

P.S. The author also just posted this saying:

“OMG This song issssssssssss The Tutor!!!!!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbMRDbL1Urc
I have chills!”

Sydney Halston‘s romance hit “Pull Me Close: The Panic Series” is on SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!! I gave this one 4.5 stars you guys!! She’s severely agoraphobic and he’s a night club owner that just doesn’t “get” it. Until he accidentally befriends her… I LOVED IT! My review.

Katherine Allred, author of a HUGE reader favorite, The Sweet Gum Tree (<— my review) announced that it was going to be re-released and have a new cover, too! So if you’re wondering where the Kindle version went, now we know! That one will be released soon, along with a few other of her books (like “Ready or Not“ saying: “I doubt anyone has this one. It was released in 2000 as a Precious Gem and was only on sale for a month. PS. it’s never been in ebook format before.). She ALSO says:

Hi, everyone. I’m thrilled to say that after many stops and starts, not to mention two hospital stays, Ready or Not is now available on Kindle. It’s also on Kobo, and will be on all the other book selling sites including Nook and iBooks just as soon as they can get it up. …

The Sweet Gum Tree will be next, and then What Price, Paradise.

Kristen Proby just announced the preorder of her upcoming romance novel!! Easy Nights (The Boudreaux Series Book 6). HE’S AN MMA FIGHTER & HE’S BEEN IN LOVE WITH HER FOREVER.. “As the best friend of the Boudreaux brothers since childhood, Ben has seen both tragedies and joys in the family. And as a former MMA fighter and Krav Maga expert, Ben’s used to fighting for what he wants—and winning. His hands were tied when Savannah married her college sweetheart not long after graduation, but now two years have passed since Ben found Savannah broken in her own home. Sometimes what you need most has been right in front of you the whole time…

Georgia: Maryse, just started the Boudreaux Series. I’m loving it. Not too heavy thus far but soo much fun and steamy. Loving it.

Kylie Scott has a FREE SERIAL SERIES that you can read on Wattpad!! It’s called “Charmer” and she announced it here saying: “Are you following my weekly YA romance serial on Wattpad?”

C.L. Stone just posted HER preorder for her upcoming book, Black and Green: The Ghost Bird Series: #11 (The Academy) and Robyn found it for us!! Thank you Robyn!! :D P.S. Here’s the series reading order, and this series is a HIT here with many in our crew.

Robyn: Black and Green (The Ghost Bird Series book 11) by C L Stone is up for pre-order. Love, love, love this series!!

Colleen Hoover wrote us a bonus scene for Ugly Love: A Novel and you can read it right here!!! P.S. Here’s MY review in case you haven’t read it yet. She says:

SURPRISE! A new BONUS scene for UGLY LOVE between Miles and Tate! Just for kicks!
It falls somewhere on the timeline before the epilogue in the novel. And no, I don’t have any recent updates on the movie other than they are in pre-production, so while we wait for another update, I thought I’d share this nice little teaser that is not safe for children at all in ANY WAY okay?

Colleen Hoover also made this amazing fundraiser announcement, saying:

You guys continue to surprise me. A huge thank you to Lit-Cube, a huge thank you to every reader who purchased a copy and of course to the magnificent Jay Asher (Writer) for signing copies! The Bookworm Box matched donations for this important cause and will be donating $8,000 to national suicide prevention lifeline.

Emma Scotts upcoming release, Sugar & Gold is up for preorder, too! I LOVE everything I’ve read by this author, and the blurb gave me a blurb jolt AND made Robyn tingly. LOL!! Okay so, HE’S AN EMPATH & NEEDS DISTANCE FROM PEOPLE AND SHE’S FREED HERSELF FROM A DARK PAST… “…behind her carefree smile beats the heart of a lonely young woman haunted by her past, until a chance encounter with a tattooed stranger changes everything…  Fiona takes Nikolai under her roof for three sultry nights, waiting out the rain of a summer storm. She grows more and more fascinated by this brooding stranger with whom she shares an intense physical connection—a connection so strong, she wonders if there is something between them beyond lust and passion. Nikolai is shocked to discover that Fiona calms the raging turmoil in his heart… …But Fiona harbors secrets that she is too terrified to reveal. After Nikolai confesses his unique ability, she is caught between wanting to believe him and fearing he’ll eventually unearth her own dark past…

Robyn: this has hints of paranormal and the blurb made me tingly!

J.R. Ward‘s upcoming Black Dagger Brotherhood spin-off book has just been put up for preorder (with a cover!!) Blood Fury: Black Dagger Legacy will be released in January 2018 (yesssss, I know…. it’s a ways away, but still ;) ). THAT’S BIG NEWS!! :D

Kristy: January 9th??? I thought legacy books came out in October  neutral

Samantha: Cover looks a lot like Jace in the Shadowhunters. Just how I pictured Peyton in my mind.

Maria: really close to what i pictured too.

Tricia: can’t wait!!!!! my fave author and series of books….BDB, BDB Legacy and Fallen Angels <3<3<3

Kristen Ashley updates is on her upcoming book schedule!!! Including an epilogue she just finished AND she’s teasing us with a new duet she’s working on that will feature two brothers! Eeeeep!!! She says:

Seeing as I just finished the epilogue of a book I fraking LOVE but was not expecting to write (though that said, I didn’t have time to dig into what I was supposed to write, but getting this book done so quick means I can slip in one more book for my Chicklets in 2017!) now I gotta share what’s coming up for you!!!!

Complicated in audio comes out May 2.

The Farthest Edge (The Honey Series), the next in my Honey series, hits June 6.

THE TIME IN BETWEEN, the finale to my Magdalene series, will be out late August and we’ll be doing a cover reveal and release date announcement soon.

Complicated in print and ebook will hit November 7. <— sidenote from Maryse… she also explains: “This book has an exclusive 6-month in audio with Audible. In November, Greta and Hix will be available in print and digital. But if you’re not an audiophile but were wondering how awesome the experience would be, I hope you give COMPLICATED a shot!”

And my new baby that, depending on how it’s received, might be a two-book, brother series, will be out late December.

And just saying, there’s a very good chance you’ll see A LOT of Chaos next year. Pray the writing gods smile on me.

I’ll have more details on all the books coming soon…

But finishing this epilogue, I’m so excited about Johnny and Izzy, I just had to let it out!

Rock on!

P.S. She also posted some visuals for us, for her upcoming book, Complicated, saying:

“I’m so excited about COMPLICATED coming out, I had to toss a few of the images that inspired me while writing the book out on Pinterest.”

Katy Evans has a new one coming soon, too! The preorder is up for Tycoon!! He used to protect her and now he’s a cold hearted, ruthless wealthy tycoon… and she needs his help. “It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.  I didn’t expect him to offer it easily. And he doesn’t. Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone…

McKenzie: I’m tired of your preorder teases. I keep thinking they’re something I can read now biggrinbiggrin ;)

Maryse: LOL McKenzie!!!! I totally get it, as I don’t have the majority of ‘em either. LOL!!! *hugs* At least we have tons to look forward to, and SOOOOON!!! :D

Stacia Kane posted an awesome bit of insight in regards to her flawed (but amazing) characters in her Downside Ghosts series, saying:

“…That is exactly–seriously, exactly–the thing I wanted the books to say. That everyone deserves love, even broken people or people who aren’t “perfect.” And that loving someone means accepting them the way they are; everyone has flaws and things they want to hide but the right person just…accepts them and doesn’t judge. And that people can find love and acceptance from people they wouldn’t expect, so they should never think it won’t/can’t happen…”

Jennifer L. Armentrout has some good news, and Tessa found it for us saying:

Tessa: So… Lux fans… You like Luc? I just saw this on Facebook. (And this is why I follow authors).

“NYT bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout’s trilogy, set in the world of her Lux series, four years after a devastating war between humans and aliens in which a teen girl gets swept up into the alien resistance led by a gorgeous not quite human boy, while discovering the dark secrets of her own past, to Melissa Frain at Tor Teen, in a significant deal, for publication in Fall 2018, by Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World English).
Foreign: Taryn Fagerness Agency”

Fabi: OMG!!!!! Tessa!!! SqueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeGASP
Squeeeeeeeeeeee
omgomgomg

Amy: OMG!!!!! OMG OMG OOOOOMMMMMGGGGEEEEEE!!!!!! How exciting!!!!! *happy Lux dance*  Luc was a fun character in Lux. His story should be great. 

Lauren Gilley has a new BIKER BOOK release coming VERY soon, and Jan found us the good news!

Jan: I’ve been checking out Lauren Gilley’s Facebook page and her new Dartmoor MC book is coming out in May – not sure of the exact date. It has a cover now, so it can’t be too far away, although it’s not up for preorder on amazon yet. It’s called American Hellhound and it focusses on Maggie and Ghost, including how their relationship began. I can’t wait!! I loved Tastes Like Candy from last year, and I’m hoping this one’s as good. Apparently Ms Gilley’s going to do Fox’s story too, to come out in 2018. Goodie!!

P.S. Here’s a teaser, and here’s another teaser and here’s the cover!!

AND!! While we’re on “news”, check out what else just went LIVE today!!

  • Truly Helpless: A Nature of Desire Series Novel by Joey W. Hill <— LIVE!!! JOEY HILL ALERT! BDSM CLUB & HE JUST GOT KICKED OUT... “Marius has a dark side. When a Mistress pushes him for something deeper, he’ll push back, mess with her head. When he takes it too far one night, The Zone management has had enough. He’s kicked out of the club and there’s only one way back in—Lady Regina…”
  • Claiming Colton (Wishing Well, Texas Book 5) by Melanie Shawn <— LIVE!! HE’S NOW A FAMOUS REALITY TV STAR & HE BROKE HER HEART ONCE…The gorgeous blonde is back to settle her late grandfather’s affairs. The sexy all-American boy is ready to shoot his final reality dating show. Life kept them apart and now it was bringing them back together...”
  • Life: A brush with love <— LIVE!! SHE’S PAINTING A LIVE MODEL AT NIGHTS, AFTER HER STRESSFUL JOB... “Escape comes in the form of art classes, where life drawing model Joe provides a welcome distraction from the monotony of her job. Each Thursday for five weeks, she gets to lose herself in a world of twinkling blue eyes and chiselled abs. Meanwhile, next-door neighbour Dane is determined to win Cate’s heart...”
  • Her Silver Fox by Koko Brown <— LIVE!! HE’S HER NEW CLIENT ALERT! “…her newest client, Patrick Kelly, waltzes into her showroom looking to purchase a bespoke suit. Tall, prematurely gray, and handsome poured into a three-piece suit, Patrick pushes all of Shoshana’s buttons.  Lust as first sight is the order of the day, the chemistry is undeniable. And despite her initial reservations, Shoshana breaks her cardinal rule: never have sex with a client…”
  • Love Beyond Flames (The Outsiders Book 7) by Rebecca Royce <— LIVE!!! Robyn found us this one saying… “finally out!”
GOING LIVE AT MIDNIGHT!!!

          

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Tasha J April 30, 2017 at 2:30 PM

I LOVE Sugar and Gold’s cover! And the blurb sounds amazing too, I think this will be my first Emma Scott read!

Maryse April 30, 2017 at 2:42 PM

She’s awesome, Tasha!! You can’t go wrong!

R. Renee April 30, 2017 at 3:07 PM

Don’t wait Tasha! You can read The Butterfly Project now!

bev April 30, 2017 at 3:07 PM

Except for the cage just hanging out in the sky.

Sidney Halston April 30, 2017 at 3:56 PM

Thank you for posting. I didn’t even know it was on SALE! ACKKK. thank you

Fabi April 30, 2017 at 4:06 PM

Ditto Tasha. That blurb and beautiful cover has me really excited about Sugar & Gold. I wish the release date wasn’t so far off. I want to read it now. :-)

Grey April 30, 2017 at 4:52 PM

Psst … It’s Nay’s birthday! Happy birthday, again!!! I love birthdays… *throws glitter in the air* Where’s Amy? She should make us… I mean, Nay…. A signature birthday cocktail!

Oh, and BTW… The pairings are up on GR for the May PFM challenge!

Leslie M April 30, 2017 at 5:43 PM

Happy Birthday Nay!!!

So glad you are recovering from your surgery and doing well.

Leslie M April 30, 2017 at 5:44 PM

Mister Romance – I gotta have it!!!

bev April 30, 2017 at 6:40 PM

Of course I clicked on the Kylie Scott link….and now I want more. I’m not sure the weekly serial is the best for me. I’m more of a marathon type, lol.

R, when are you leaving? Have loads of fun and don’t grope the cover models.
That sounds joking but I have heard some of the women can have a lack of respect for personal boundaries at these conventions.

I haven’t listened to this one yet, but the one they did after a couple of theme went to RT last year was really fun. Especially, a story about a drunk cover model. I’m not sure if she could decide completely between disgust and worry that he got to his room safely, lol.

http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/podcast/244-sleepy-bitches-talk-rt-advice-2017-romantic-times-convention/

R. Renee April 30, 2017 at 6:45 PM

Thanks bev. I’m leaving Tuesday morning! As far as I can tell there’s only one short meet and greet with cover models and I’ll be a safe distance away at the food table.

Jan April 30, 2017 at 7:46 PM

I’m super excited about American Hellhound, but also excited on the Kristen Ashley front. A pity about the audio book, though :( They’re just not my thing. I’ve tried a few but they don’t seem to fit into my lifestyle. So I’ll have to waaaaiiittt for Complicated. :( The other KAs sound really good too. Magdelene sequel, more Chaos books and a two-book brothers series?????? Squeeeeeeeeeeee. *hyperventilates, falls on floor in a fever of book anticipation, husband tolerantly shakes head*

Jan April 30, 2017 at 7:57 PM

R hope you have fun. Sounds exciting.

My fav read for April was a HR by Meredith Duran, The Duke of Shadows. A bit different, set in 1850s India then moves to London. Enjoyable and well-written, although not a five star. I didn’t have any 5 star reads in April :( Here’s hoping for May.

Nay April 30, 2017 at 8:14 PM

I was waiting for bev to mention the bird cage! lol

Thanks again for all the wonderful birthday wishes! I can’t drink yet, so y’all can share mine!

bev April 30, 2017 at 10:11 PM

Nay, I hope you planned something special. Especially after and in celebration of this year.

Lisa Aiello May 1, 2017 at 7:10 AM

Nay!!! Happy birthday, beautiful lady! I hope your day is amazing with tons of exclamation points added to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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