Friday Finds & Reader Recommendations – August 19th 2016

by Maryse on August 19, 2016 · 160 comments

in eBook Deals

<— WHOA. This one’s on sale, you guys!!! The last book in the series, so if anyone has been waiting to read it (or waiting to devour the whole series), now’s the time!! No cliffhanger waits, and you get to immerse yourself in their world for days and days and days on end.

Lisa M: I just finished One with You by Sylvia Day!! Waaa!! I loved it!! I’m sad because it’s over. What an amazing series!! Sylvia is an awesome writer!! Loved Gideon & Eva’s story through each book!!! This was one series that I didn’t have to reread the previous books!! That says a lot, especially since there was a year or so in between each book!! …Highly recommend this series. Lucky, whoever is just reading this series gets to read non stop from book to book!!!

And look what else we found! (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!):

DG: Playing catch up since I have been in a Gideon fog *fans self*. There is NOTHING better than a hottie alpha, a little broken but oh so possessive! Needless to say I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED One with You! Also, nothing better than seeing Eva finally come into her own, strong and fierce with her love. The last two books in this series were definitely a 4.5 to 5 star for me.

  • Untamed (Thoughtless) by S.C. Stephens <— S.C. STEPHENS/GRIFFIN’S BOOK IS ON SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!! Thank you Nancy!!!

Lauren: I read Untamed last night & not to worry about not liking Griffin… can’t help but LOVE him! Oh, and though we know he WAS a manwhore before Anna, the book starts AFTER their marriage (baby #2 is about to be born).

Theresa: …I really hated how it started out as well. What a fool! Finish it, he went through a lot I didn’t expect. He does good! Don’t want to spoil.

Jean: I read Untamed and although I struggled in the beginning, it really did get better. And I loved how it ended!

Sharon: By the way, Untamed? Worth it. Griffin did more than grow on me. I ended up loving him!

Amy: Thank you! This has been on my TBR for a while now!

Rebecca: Can’t wait been on my list too was waiting for price drop !

  • Branding the Virgin by Alexa Riley <— LIVE!! SHE’S A PREGNANT VIRGIN & HE’S A BROODING BULL RIDER ALERT! Plus it’s super bargain priced! “All she wanted was a family of her own, so she decided to make that happen. A mix-up at the sperm bank leaves her with a baby in her belly, but the father is none the wiser. Ty was injured in a bull-riding accident, and now all he plans on doing is working on his ranch and keeping to himself. That is, until a little dark-haired woman shows up on his doorstep…
  • The Reader by M.J. Hawkins <— LIVE!!! PARANORMAL ALERT! She has amnesia, but they realize she’s one of the most powerful… “Hunted, shot, and without her memory, eighteen-year-old Ann Baker wakes in shallow water on a deserted Pacific Northwest island. She is soon approached by two young men claiming to be her friends. Something isn’t right, but when gunshots sound, Ann is left with little choice but to allow Devon and Archer to help her escape…”
  • Bookish by Olivia Long <— LIVE!!! SHE’S A BOOK BLOGGER ALERT!Until the day I literally fell for Isaac James, the hottest man to grace the cover of any romance novel. And he wanted a girl like me. And he had muscles like that. And eyes like that…
  • I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie (The I Like Big Dragons Series) by Lani Lynn Vale <— SHE’S A NURSE & HE’S A DRAGON SHIFTER ALERT! And it’s back on the list, ’cause  DG LOVED IT!

DG: So I will admit the title caught my attention…BIG time. I Like Big Dragons and I Can Not Lie by Lani Lynn Vale. Just got to say…I love the whole dragon who can telepathically communicates with their bonded person thing. Maybe it goes back to How to Train your Dragon? Everybody loves Toothless…right??? Who knows but I loved this book. Strong, hot alpha…everyday h who turns into a badass strong h. Dragons, baby dragons, bad guys ….oh my!!! Shed loads of smexy scenes!!! Not my usual read but LOVED it none the less!!!!Maryse: YAY DG! That one sounds so good, and even though I’m not reading a ton of paranormal these days, I LOVED that the blurb mentions the heroine is a human nurse just trying to live her life. YES!!!!!

  • Hunter by Mercedes Lackey <— THE BARRIER BETWEEN THE OTHER WORLD AND OURS IS OPEN ALERT!Joyeaux Charmand is a mountain girl from a close knit village who comes to the big city to join the Hunters. Joy thinks she is only there to perform her civic duty and protect the capitol Cits, or civilians, but as cameras follow her every move, she soon learns that the more successful she is in her hunts, the more famous she becomes. With millions of fans watching her on reality TV, Joy begins to realize that Apex is not all it seems. She is forced to question everything she grew up believing about the legendary Hunters and the very world she lives in.” <— It’s on super-bargain today!
  • Payne (The Soldiers of Wrath MC: Grit Chapter Book 3) by Jenika Snow & Sam Crescent <— LIVE!!! Looks like it’s a serial (and series continuation) so I didn’t read the blurb…
  • Pranked: A Billionaire Bad Boy Romance by Sienna Valentine <— LIVE!!!! HE TOLD HER THEY GOT MARRIED WHILE SHE WAS DRUNK ALERT! LOL!! I love the sound of this!!! She’s a disgraced star in Vegas and he’s a bored billionaire… “when she woke up with no memory of what we did the night before, well, who could blame me for wanting to just mess with her a little? I never thought she’d actually believe me when I told her we got married. Now we’re headed on our “honeymoon” and I’m in way over my head.” P.S. It’s super-bargain priced. I’m totally intrigued. Could be good, silly yet angsty fun! :D
  • The Haunting of a Duke (The Dark Regency Series Book 1) by Chasity Bowlin <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ALERT! Tracey recommends it!
“I’m on a historical reading binge at the moment just finished Haunting of a Duke by Chasitiy Bowlin, now this book isn’t just historical/romance its got paranormal and some murder thrown in for good measure…..and too my delight I didn’t get who the murderer was right! Little things like that make my day…”

“Hi Maryse! Awhile back, I fell in LOVE with the first two books in the Diamond in the Rough Series by Elisa Marie Hopkins! Books #1 & #2 just went on SALE… It was a tale of: Romance and Love, Secrets and Lies, Manipulation and Paranoia, Life-Threatening and Mental Illnesses, Illegal Activities and Crime, and possibly …Kidnapping and Murder!”

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

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans 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!


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

  1. Anti-Stepbrother by Tijan – August 22nd 2016 <— TIJAN ALERT!!
  2. Cupcake Overload (Cupcakes Book 2) by Bethany Lopez – August 22nd 2016
  3. Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens  – August 23rd 2016
  4. Wrong Question, Right Answer (The Bourbon Street Boys Book 3) by Elle Casey – August 23rd 2016
  5. Nailed by Opal Carew – August 23rd 2016
  6. Body Shot: A Last Shot Novel by Kelly Jamieson – August 23rd 2016
  7. Show Me How: A Thatch Novel by Molly McAdams  – August 23rd 2016
  8. Allegiance of Honor (Psy/Changelings) by Nalini Singh – August 23rd 2016
  9. Wild Embrace: A Psy-Changeling Collection (Psy/Changeling Collection, A) by Nalini Singh – August 23rd 2016
  10. Loving Deviant (Cyborg Seduction Book 9) by Laurann Dohner – August 23rd 2016
  11. With Every Breath: A Slow Burn Novel (Slow Burn Novels) by Maya Banks – August 23rd 2016
  12. Under the Lights (Field Party) by Abbi Glines – August 23rd 2016
  13. Ravenous (Quantum Series Book 5) by Marie Force – August 23rd 2016
  14. Six Scary Stories by Stephen King – August 25th 2016 <— “Number 1 bestselling horror author Stephen King introduces and presents six gripping and chilling stories in this captivating anthology!”

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Lauren August 19, 2016 at 11:56 AM

Misfit (Death Dwellers MC), the last book in the series by Kathryn Kelly comes out Aug 23. It’s been almost a year since the last one came out due to the author’s bout with cancer (she wrote an incredible article about it on her website….brought me to tears) & I know the fans of this series have been REALLY looking forward to this final story.

bev August 19, 2016 at 12:01 PM

I was disappointed in The Distance Between Us. Hope to finish Joyride & The Lovers Lament this weekend, with Joyride up next.

Just to start the weekend and I’m the only one here so far.
Three things.
1. I love my coffee press right now. French roast, half &half, and sugar is the start to my mornings lately.
2. I plan on watching Keanu tonight or tomorrow.
3. I had a crush on Gilbert in the Sullivan adaptation of Anne of Green Gables. I still want a Gilbert. :)

Fabi August 19, 2016 at 12:24 PM

The only thing that’s really worked for me recently is historical romance. I seem to be addicted to the Mackenzies Series. I just finished book 2 and downloaded book 3, The Many Sins of Lord Cameron. I’m listening to them on audible and the narrator is really good. Love her accent.

bev August 19, 2016 at 1:13 PM

The Fifteenth Minute by Sarina Bowen is .99.

Tracey August 19, 2016 at 1:32 PM

Fabi I loved the Mackenzie series, have you tried the Captain Lacey books which I believe are written by the same author but under a difference pen name (Ashley Gardner) ? Brilliant series :)

Fabi August 19, 2016 at 1:33 PM

I haven’t yet Tracey. I’ll look it up when I finish the Mackenzie series. Thank you.

R. Renee August 19, 2016 at 3:15 PM

Three things:

1. I should have “trained” for Cozumel.
2. I swam with a barracuda (not on purpose).
3. Flying through a storm…not my thing.

bev August 19, 2016 at 5:35 PM

Lol. R, sounds like you had an adventure.

Maryse August 19, 2016 at 6:04 PM

Three things.
1. I really LOVE my dogs. They are the best smugglers.
2. I hope to watch the scariest horror movie in the world this weekend (I dunno which, yet though)
3. I had the biggest crush on Rob Lowe as a young teen. BIGGEST. Obsessed.

Maryse August 19, 2016 at 6:05 PM


SNUGGLERS. Not smugglers. LOL!!!!!!!!

Suddenly my dogs sound extra-cool. They may just deserve their own “bad-guy” book.



bev August 19, 2016 at 7:02 PM

Your looking for scary and I’m looking forward to Keanu, lol. I’m a huge wimp in regards to horror movies, I’ll stick with the kitten.

Hey, who knows what secret life your dogs lead. Maybe Pim and the UPS guy are in cahoots.

bev August 19, 2016 at 7:03 PM

Oh, did you ever read the Lowe memoir. It was ki m d of fun. I liked the section on the Outsiders.

R. Renee August 19, 2016 at 7:07 PM

Smugglers LOL! I love scary movies too!!

Bev, we had a blast, but it wasn’t as easy as it was in my 20s. They had Campari. I was done before I started…

Jan August 19, 2016 at 7:12 PM

LOL. Love your cool smuggling dogs Maryse. Those naughty little bandits.

Three things
1. I’m having a coffee and a peanut butter biscuit (cookie) while I decide which Laura Florand book to try next . (I’m in a mad Laura Florand phase at the moment. Thank you bev for introducing Laura and I).
2. I’m digging out my suitcase today to start packing for my holiday in England and Wales with my sister. We leave in 2 weeks. Wheeeee!
3. My cat is playing on the floor beside me, with a bit of wool he is pretending is a mouse. Tossing it up in the air then pouncing. So cute and funny.

bev August 19, 2016 at 7:41 PM

Jan, I’m so glad you are enjoying them. I really need to start her chocolate series.
England & Wales—–that is like bucket list. So, envious. Where all are you going?

Amy August 19, 2016 at 8:07 PM

Happy Friday ladies!! :D

Three things…

1. Birthday cake vodka mixed with passion fruit nectar is yummy. Weird but yummy.
2. I’m not cooking tonight. *gasp!*
3. I am LOVING White Hot Kiss. Classic JA. I’ve missed these “old-school” PNR feels. Old school…*snort* It was only a few years ago. ;)

MichelleS August 19, 2016 at 8:09 PM

Three things:
1. I’m drinking wine out of some paper, screw top carton thingy, it has a rooster on it.
2. I’m considering getting a tattoo at my age (49), must be mid life crisis.
3. I’m becoming a weird dog lady, making homemade dog food, treats, and taking hundreds of pictures of them.

Happy Friday!!!

Amy August 19, 2016 at 8:09 PM

England, Wales, Cozumel, smuggler doggies, Keanu, horror movies…I love the randomness here. *giggle*

Amy August 19, 2016 at 8:10 PM

Omg MichelleS…I’m dying laughing here! LOL!!!

Jan August 19, 2016 at 8:19 PM

London and a bit of a tour around various beauty spots of England/Wales, including the Lakes District *happy sigh* Checking out the beautiful old houses, beautiful gardens, museums, textiles/ embroidery…… heaven….. :)

Anne August 19, 2016 at 8:21 PM

Three things:

1) I am watching the Olympics while icing my knee (I have
2) I just realized that I’ve never read the Crossfire series before! I know *gasp*
3) My dog is laying next to me licking his paw and cleaning his face. Love him so much!

Anne August 19, 2016 at 8:23 PM

Jan its one of my dreams to go to England one day! So jealous of you and your sister!

bev August 19, 2016 at 8:31 PM

MichelleS, do have one in mind?

bev August 19, 2016 at 8:33 PM

Hey, what if Hobit can use all 4 of his legs, you know a master of deception. A little Keyser Soze.

Fabi August 19, 2016 at 8:44 PM

MichelleS, I’ll go with you so you can feel young. I’ve been wanting a tatoo for years. My age has held me back but I still think about it all the time.

Fabi August 19, 2016 at 8:46 PM

…I REALLY wanted to make THE comment about MichelleS’ wine. But if Amy can resist, I surely can. *still cackling*

R. Renee August 19, 2016 at 8:55 PM

My 80 yr old mother in law just asked me to take her to get one!

Tessa August 19, 2016 at 9:02 PM

Amy you are reading it? Really? *squee!*
MichelleS, get one! I’ve been thinking of one, but I’m petrified of needles.
Jan, my envy knows no bounds. That’s on my bucket list too.

Three things:
1. I just went nuts on Pintrest, just pinning ideas like crazy.
2. I love Baby Lips lip gloss. My peppermint one from Christmas is almost gone.
3. My cat is nuts and meows like crazy at the bedroom doors if she can’t see anyone.

Fabi August 19, 2016 at 9:08 PM

No way R. lol maybe I should go with her so I don’t feel old ha!
I’ve been told it’s ok to get them when you’re older as long as you pick parts of your body that are less likely to sag with age.

bev August 19, 2016 at 9:12 PM

The premise is kinda ridiculous, but making me laugh.
And seriously look at him.

MichelleS August 19, 2016 at 9:23 PM

Tattoo ideas: Vulcan Calligraphy (nerd alert); a Fairy (love me some Fae).

WHAT NOW??? What’d I say? The Rooster? Okay…. I can think of some rooster-y naughty words. But it really does have a rooster on it. Apparently it’s a “giant 47 pound” rooster! OMG. I kid you not.

Lisa August 19, 2016 at 9:24 PM

YES!!!!! Lets get tattoos!! Ive always wanted one done by Turkish tattoo artist Bicem Sinik! Gorgeous. Inside forearm is a good place.

Three things:
1) The highlight of my week is my art classes. Beautiful ladies and so much fun creating.
2) Ive given up on running the city to bay marathon…pass the wine.
3) i am hosting my sister in laws 60th birthday party next weekend and have decided on a consevatory theme with loads of plants and white flowers and industrial stuff.

I knew those dogs of Maryses were too cute to be true!! They’re really pirate smugglers and you’re right Bev….definately in cahoots with the UPS dude. :)

MichelleS August 19, 2016 at 9:26 PM
Amy August 19, 2016 at 9:26 PM

Fabi…do you mean about the screw top cock juice…er, wine she is drinking? Why do you think I was dying laughing?? :P

Yep Tessa, I AM reading it and loving it! The prequel was okay (Jas and Dez, right?) but I am really enjoying WHK!! :D And your cat reminds me of my bird…she goes crazy and shrieks when I go upstairs, and I have to whistle a certain way to her so she will calm down. She copies the whistle and we go back and forth until she quiets down. *sigh* Don’tcha love having pets that love us back?

Amy August 19, 2016 at 9:29 PM

*passes MichelleS’ cock wine to Lisa after taking a healthy gulp*

And tattoos are not too terribly painful, or at least not to me. I have the obligatory tramp stamp from my 20′s. With hubby’s name right smack in the middle of it. For his viewing pleasure. *snicker*

Amy August 19, 2016 at 9:30 PM

OMG I really did just post that…

I’m blaming my nice healthy buzz.

I’m just going to go and hide in my blankie fort now.

DG August 19, 2016 at 9:36 PM

Three things:
1. I sent one of my kiddos to a slumber party and allowed my son to invite the brother to spend the night….whatever was I thinking?!?! I was down one for the night?!?!?!
2. I am re-reading KA’s Broken Dove in prep for starting KA’s Midnight Soul.
3. Saturday’s are my favorite days…the ultimate promise of freedom to do absolutely nothing that I do not want to do!!!!

MichelleS August 19, 2016 at 9:37 PM

It’s a chubby little thing… Snort… “Cock juice”…. Oh Lordy…

Fabi – don’t dare me, I might just take you up on it. We could meet at Elm Street Tattoos. What’re you thinking for tattoo ideas?

R. Renee August 19, 2016 at 9:44 PM

I’ve had that MichelleS! They have it in bottles too.

MichelleS August 19, 2016 at 9:46 PM

I used to drink it in a bottle. This is so much cheaper, and I can’t tell difference.

This is one tattoo idea: “hope” in Vulcan (no laughing)… This is serious…

bev August 19, 2016 at 10:12 PM

Ok, Keanu was completely ridiculous and finny.

Fabi August 19, 2016 at 10:13 PM

I live that MichelleS! Mine is similar (but not exactly) to the pic I use on GR.

Yes to screw top cock wine. If Amy is going there, I’m going to follow. ;-)

R. Renee August 19, 2016 at 10:15 PM

MichelleS have you tried HEB’s Cul de Sac wine? It varies between $3 and $4. The merlot has a faint plum aftertaste that I love. It’s not sweet and it’s not dry. I don’t drink it much anymore because I prefer the driest I can get, but you might want to try it. The chardonnay is good too.

DG August 19, 2016 at 10:15 PM

Two additional things….
1. I CHERISH quiet moments especially at night….like right now.
2. 12 yr old boys are NOT quiet.

*shaking head*

DG August 19, 2016 at 10:16 PM

*please pass me the tequila*

Fabi August 19, 2016 at 10:17 PM

Why Elm street tatoos? Friend or rec? I have a rec from some years ago. A guy at work who had beautiful art on his body. But not sure I can find the info now.

Fabi August 19, 2016 at 10:18 PM

DG 12 y.o. boys are A LOT quieter than 12 y.o. girls. Glass half full. Lol

DG August 19, 2016 at 10:22 PM

Fabi…not sure if I agree on that one…just witnessed a very loud, Wii gun fight in my great room. Like shouting out kinda loud….glass half full of tequila???

Fabi August 19, 2016 at 10:25 PM

lol I was referring to looking at the bright side of things. I still prefer boys playing a shooting game than little girls squealing over everything. There are more girls than boys in my family so I have lots of squealing memories. hahaha

DG August 19, 2016 at 10:30 PM

Yeah…it just the thought of what’s in the glass…and I have always been a hopeful, glass half full type of girl.

Fabi August 19, 2016 at 10:35 PM

Hopefully for tequila. ha! I’m a rum girl myself. Tequila makes me violent and I’m too old to get riled up anymore. ;-)

Fabi August 19, 2016 at 10:36 PM

That was *hopeful*
Damn autocorrect

Jan August 19, 2016 at 11:26 PM

Michelle S that is an attractive tattoo image (Vulcan ‘hope’). Very artistic. Just make sure that’s what it ‘really’ means LOL. We’ve all heard about the person with the tattoo (or t-shirt) with an inspirational message in another alphabet they can’t actually read. And then when someone who CAN read that alphabet sees it and laughs hysterically cos it really says f*** your grandmother or something like that …..

Altho, now I think about it, I guess there aren’t that many around who can actually read Vulcan these days…….

Lisa August 20, 2016 at 2:19 AM

DG at least boys dont shriek and squeal at the top of their lungs!!

DG August 20, 2016 at 6:24 AM

Very true Lisa…thankful my sweet girl is not a shrieker…yet.

Fabi…coconut rum has it’s merits…and is also very yum!

DG August 20, 2016 at 6:34 AM

saw online where a 105 y.o. lady only had one birthday wish…a fireman with tattoos. Just goes to show…it never changes…we ALL want a hottie with tattoos!!!

Melinda August 20, 2016 at 9:01 AM

3 things

1) I love Fridays the best day then it’s the weekend.
2) My dog nudges my elbow to keep patting him while I read. So cute.
3) pen folds red wine no 3 is my favourite wine.

Girls are definitely louder than boys. OMG. You have No idea ringing in ears after.

Fabi have you ever read Judith mc naught until you, a kingdom of dreams. There’s a few they are all really good by that author Also another one by Jennifer Donnelly called winter rose that is another fantastic read in that genre.

Tessa August 20, 2016 at 10:44 AM

Kingdom of Dreams was so good. I fell in love with that book and went through two paperbacks of it.

Little dude shrieks. He’s 11 and when he starts having a melt down he’ll start shrieking on purpose. He forgets that I’m hard of hearing and it doesn’t phase me.

Fabi August 20, 2016 at 11:19 AM

omg DG way to make me feel better with the birthday story

Thanks for the recs Melinda. Looking them up now.

bev August 20, 2016 at 12:33 PM

I’m thinking of starting A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet tomorrow or Monday. Anyone want to join in?

Amy August 20, 2016 at 2:07 PM

Okay, so you guys can empathize with me then about the kiddos thing…I managed to get roped into supervising a movie outing with a bunch of girls aged 9 to 11 today. The last time this happened was to watch Cinderella, and oh my lord it was crazy. But man, they are adorable. ;) Until they start squealing and screeching all at once…

Amy August 20, 2016 at 2:08 PM

A Promise of Fire…makes me think of Khaleesi on GoT. ;)

Grey August 20, 2016 at 2:38 PM

3 things.

1) My birthday is next week and I am dreading it… it always winds up being a sh*tty day
2) I am thinking of getting a tattoo as well (I do not have one yet)
3) My children are all gone places today and I am home alone. (picture Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone and that’s me ATM)
4 (because apparently I cannot be trusted – d/t number 3 most likely) I am in a book rut… blah…

R. Renee August 20, 2016 at 2:42 PM

Lots of August birthdays! Mine was Thursday. It was definitely sh*tty because I was stuck on air planes all day and night in stormy weather. I HATE flying. Even in perfect weather!

You guys have me searching tats now! I found this one last night. It combines my pen name logo with my book title! But I already have an unfortunate “rose” on my ankle I should probably do something with first!

MichelleS August 20, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Kingdom of Dreams?? Ooh. Sounds good. Went & read Amazon reviews. Going to see if my library has it.

Need to finish Midnight Soul today. Holding off on opinion until I’m done.

Tessa August 20, 2016 at 3:09 PM

Not sure if this will work, but this is what I drew for myself two years ago? I think? in case I was ever brave enough for a tattoo.

R. Renee August 20, 2016 at 3:14 PM

That’s awesome Tessa. Are you still thinking of doing it?

Tessa August 20, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Eventually, yeah. I might test my tolerance with something small, like a treble clef on the back of my neck. Again, needles! lol

Tessa August 20, 2016 at 3:39 PM

Kigndom of Dreams is definitely worth looking in to, MichelleS. I fell in love with the whole story.

A Promise of Fire is checked out of my library. I put it on request, but it won’t be back until Oct. Something about Off Campus check out.

Fabi August 20, 2016 at 3:40 PM

R happy belated birthday !!!

Grey, happy upcoming bday. It’ll be a great one. ;-)

Tessa, that’s n awesome drawing for a tatoo.

There’s quite a few of us who want tatoos and don’t have them yet. We should meet up and Vegas and get tatoos together. :-)

Amy August 20, 2016 at 3:57 PM

More birthdays!

Happy belated birthday, R!!!! :D

Grey…what day is yours next week?

I already have a tattoo but can I still meet up with y’all in Vegas To get another one? Or is this a tattoo-virgin only meet-up??

Amy August 20, 2016 at 4:00 PM

And I STILL say Maryse needs to go to Vegas and get Mrs. Maddox on her hip just like Abby did.

Just sayin’. ;)

Fabi August 20, 2016 at 4:11 PM

If non-virgins are not allowed, we may have a problem. :-/

Amy August 20, 2016 at 4:23 PM


Tessa August 20, 2016 at 4:40 PM

How did I miss the birthdays? Happy belated birthday R and Happy Birthday next week, Grey! Hopefully this year will be an exception.

Tessa August 20, 2016 at 4:48 PM

And thank you Fabi! Vegas sounds fun though, needles!

MichelleS August 20, 2016 at 5:28 PM

Tessa!!! I love it. I would love a Fae tattoo. Vegas sounds great. We should so do it. Or at the next romance book lovers convention. Or whatever it’s called. Maryse? You in? Do you have s tattoo yet? I also thought about a compass. I don’t know why they appeal to me.

Amy August 20, 2016 at 5:54 PM

That’s what I love about tats…when they have personal meaning like that, even if it’s just that the person loves the symbol or object or whatever.

What was that book where she was a tattoo artist trying to break free from the MC she was kind of forced into, and she had a bunch of tats which all had special meaning? Anyone remember?

Amy August 20, 2016 at 6:04 PM

I’ve thought for a while now about getting a tat on my wrist with a matching one on my hubby, maybe something that is half of the design with the other half on him so they are whole when put together…like maybe half of an infiniti symbol in an abstract design or something.

Yeah, I’m cheesy like that. ;)

Grey August 20, 2016 at 6:09 PM

My birthday is Wednesday. We’re just gonna skip it this year LOL….

Tattoos… I’m not scared of needles… I’m a nurse remember LOL. Although it is generally better to give than to receive, at least in this particular circumstance, needles don’t bother me. I think I’d like a stenciling of a 4 leaf clover with each leaf more of a heart shape to symbolize my children, including the one that I lost. But obviously tattoos are a forever thing and I haven’t found one that is totally me yet…and so… I’m still tattoo-less.

And still in a book rut. What is everyone else doing this fine Saturday night?

Jan August 20, 2016 at 6:16 PM

A Fae tattoo sounds great!

Yeah, Judith McNaught’s historicals are a bit ‘old school’ (that sounds dumb???) YKWIM…. but I do remember loving her books, back in the early 90s I think??? I liked some of her CRs too, at the time. I haven’t read her books in a long time, but it seems she’s still pretty popular. Whitney My Love, Almost Heaven, A Kingdom of Dreams, Something Wonderful. Sweet, virginal but feisty hs, hot, manly, alpha Hs. It’s all coming back to me now. I wonder how they stand up after all this time, and all the more modern (and more explicit) books I’ve read since. I’m sure I’ve still got all my old paperback copies somewhere. Looks like they’re not on Kindle, but the local secondhand bookstore is worth checking out if you want to try them.

Jan August 20, 2016 at 6:19 PM

Grey, your tattoo idea symbolising your children sounds beautiful……

Jan August 20, 2016 at 6:24 PM

And yours, Amy…. not cheesy, just beautiful.

Grey August 20, 2016 at 7:11 PM

wait for it…. decided to…. watch…. Sherlock

Lisa August 20, 2016 at 7:32 PM

Loving all of the tattoo ideas…and a vegas group trip to get them done sounds wonderful.

This is a pic of bicem siniks compass style tattoo Michelle S

Loving the Fae style idea Tessa and the treble clef, gorgeous four leaf clover (beautiful symbolism Grey), infinti symbols and matching tatts for Amy and her man….and yes, Mrs Maddox for Maryse!!

Happy belated birthday R and Grey I hope this birthday is the exception and can bring you a few good moments.

PS Tessa my daughter does a lot of verbal stimming which Ive learned to tune out and barely notice but I know it bothers others. Its just her noise to me…and I can tell yhe subtke differnce between happy noise and frustrated noise.

Amy your very brave doing the movies with a group of girls….they DO literally squeal for every emotion…excitment, embarrassment, happiness, shock (which is a regular state….like every time a boy is present)! Too funny.

bev August 20, 2016 at 9:01 PM

Sherlock! What do you think Grey?

Amy,…do you think her husband
Would have an issue with it?

Grey August 20, 2016 at 9:27 PM

My 14 year old daughter and I watched episode 1 of Sherlock. I liked it well enough to start watching the second, but then my boys got home from their preseason NFL game all full of excitement, so we will continue tomorrow. Sherlock reminds me a bit of Dr House which I absolutely adored… So yeah…LOL!

Fabi August 20, 2016 at 10:16 PM

OMG I cooked. I actually cooked something and it was even edible.

See, a week or two ago Maryse said she was cooking chicken picatta and linguini and I thought -yum- that sounds delicious. So…I started looking at recipes online and ran across one that didn’t seem too terribly complex. Although, usually that’s deceiving considering my nonexistent cooking skills. Anyways…it took me a couple of weeks to get my courage up, but tonight I did it. I really cooked (edible) chicken picatta and linguini. It was a little too lemony but still edible. I added a salad, French bread and some wine and voilà, I made a meal all by myself.

Thank you Maryse!

I’m proof – you’re never too old.

R. Renee August 20, 2016 at 10:18 PM

I’m sure it was amazing! There’s no such thing as too lemony just as there’s no such thing as too garlicky or too chocolaty…

Fabi August 20, 2016 at 10:19 PM

lol, thanks R

Lisa August 20, 2016 at 10:47 PM

Definitely no such thing as too chocolatey!!

Melinda August 20, 2016 at 11:22 PM

Send me your email fabi, i’ii send you some easy yummy recipes. I love cooking nearly as much as reading.
I make all the cakes where I work, for birthdays as they say there better than the shops. But I don’t know about that.

Happy belated birthday R. And next week will be the best. Birthday yet Grey.

One time, I had 10, nine year olds for a sleep over birthday. OMG I was exhausted, no sleep, constant entertaining. And screaming a recipe for disaster.

I have read all of Judith McNaught, I don’t think she has electronic books all paper, library has them otherwise book depository is really cheap. Her writing is really good. A historical romance is similar now to back in 90′s. I

R. Renee August 20, 2016 at 11:26 PM

Thanks for the belated b-day wishes! Yes, Fabi I have some recipes too with “notes for dummies” that I write for myself lol. Just don’t ask for my rib recipe hahahaha.

So I’m being productive shopping for Vegas packages. Thanks everyone for that…

Maryse August 20, 2016 at 11:36 PM

Happy birthday R!!!!!!! :D :D :D !!!!!

R. Renee August 20, 2016 at 11:37 PM

Happy birthday to you too Maryse!!!!!! I toasted you in Mexico…but then I drank your shot. :(

bev August 20, 2016 at 11:42 PM

I forgot to mention this when it started but all of Georgette Heyer’s books are on sale for her bday! If anyone is interested. Not sure how long it will last.
HR but written in like the 1920s.

Oh, and I second the JM books, CR & HR.

bev August 20, 2016 at 11:44 PM

Fabi, I’m not a good cook either. I do cook and occasionally try a recipe, very hit or miss. Still cheaper than eating out or convenience food all the time though.

Fabi August 21, 2016 at 12:02 AM

I love you guys for offering me your recipes. *hugs* but it’s not the recipe that’s the problem, it’s the total lack of skill. Tonight’s dinner was a huge surprise that anything edible came out of that experiment.

This is how it usually goes…”Mom, will you make me a grilled cheese?” daughter asks and off I trot to the kitchen. The first slice of bread breaks into several pieces as I try to slather butter on it. The second piece of bread sticks to the plate as I lift it to put in the frying pan. Once I manage to get two buttered pieces of bread into the pan, I turn them over a million times because I never know how long it will take to toast so I have to keep checking. Finally I put a slice of cheese to melt on the bread. I flip it a couple more times and just when I think I’m done and reaching for a serving plate, I flip one more time and realize that side is completely charcoal black.

I pick up two new pieces of bread, very carefully spread butter on them…hand my daughter a soggy and undercooked grilled cheese sandwich.

You don’t want to hear about my hot dog boiling abilities.

Believe me, it’s not the recipies…

Which is why I simply had to share tonight’s miracle with y’all. Maryse inspired me.

R. Renee August 21, 2016 at 12:04 AM

I get the grilled cheese. Happens to me too especially when I try to use mayo instead of butter (restaurant trick that tastes AWESOME if you can figure out how to keep it from sticking)…but the hot dog thing? I’m going to have to request video of that.

Fabi August 21, 2016 at 12:07 AM

Oh come on R. You’re going to tell me you’ve never over cooked hot dogs?

I CAN’T be the only one. Can I? :-/

R. Renee August 21, 2016 at 12:09 AM

Actually no LOL. The only time we make them, they’re on the grill. But I will admit I have to get out my Good Housekeeping cookbook EVERY time I boil a stupid egg because I do it so infrequently I forget.

Fabi August 21, 2016 at 12:11 AM

Oh well…you know when you heat them up they get bigger
and bigger

and bigger

until they explode
and get all limp and messy

Fabi August 21, 2016 at 12:16 AM

Come to think of it, I’ve seen it happen to boiled eggs too. Overhearing things tend to explode I guess.

R. Renee August 21, 2016 at 12:17 AM

Tonight I cooked a pizza box nobody told me was in the oven. It was probably 1 minute away from a full on fire!

Fabi August 21, 2016 at 12:18 AM


too much wine, I’m off to bed before it gets worse

Fabi August 21, 2016 at 12:19 AM

omg! We’ve done that around here. It’s such a convenient place to store left over pizza. … but then, yeah …

Fabi August 21, 2016 at 12:21 AM

btw R, remember that beta you sent my way? It turned out to be an awesome book. In fact, I think she’s publishing it next month.

R. Renee August 21, 2016 at 12:22 AM

Really? That’s great! Keep me posted if you hear anything about it! I don’t even remember the name but I love following new writers!

Fabi August 21, 2016 at 12:26 AM

Will do. I’m reading an ARC mobi of it right now. It’s the one I added on GR. It’s dark(ish). I kinda dig a darkish read now and then. Honestly, She’s done such a good job on these characters. They’re dark and gritty and real.

Melinda August 21, 2016 at 3:39 AM

Fabi if you can cook pasta, I promise I will get you cooking in no time as well as you read. The trick is you can’t leave and you have to watch. And you use a timer. Fail safe. So i’ii send you one through good reads and if it doesn’t work. I’ii give up. But I promise you will surprise yourself.

Leslie M August 21, 2016 at 7:51 AM

Fabi, your cooking fails are hysterical!! ;) I wish I didn’t know how to cook then I wouldnt have to deal with stupid meal planning every day. I’m a little jealous. Does your hub cook or do you just do take out?

My stupid book slump will not go away. I’m worried the part of my brain that loves to read has broken. For over 5 years reading has been my escape & ONLY hobby and I just can’t get into it. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME??? Will I be banished from the group???

Fabi August 21, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Thank you Melinda.

Leslie, my Mom has always been the cook. Although now that she’s gotten older she doesn’t cook every single day. My ex had a few dishes he cooked well but was by no means a talented cook. We do take-out or order in occasionally. Otherwise simple meals like sandwiches, soups, pasta get us by the one meal a day we eat at home. I do alright with anything out of a can or a package with instructions.

***R. I am STILL bragging to my Mom about your cooking! Of course she wants details I can’t provide and your style and hers are worlds apart, but she’s never heard me go on and on about somebody’s cooking before. My next ‘experiment’ is going to be that monkey pull cake you made. :-) Everything else seemed waaayyyy above my skill set.

Leslie, I am totally emphasising with your book slump. I’ve been in one myself for a week or two. Nothing is catching my fancy and I also started wondering if I would need a long break from reading. :-( I’ve even been afraid to try recs because I know some of the books I’ve tried to read are excellent, even though they are not holding my attention. I don’t want to go into someone’s favorite with this yucky slump.

The one thing that seems to most always work for me is switching genres. I’m currently enjoying some historicals in audio. Then I have Dark Matter and Black Rain lined up. Hopefully after those I’ll be missing my romance so much that the next 5 will be five star. :-)

Anne August 21, 2016 at 12:28 PM

I’ve been on a book slump too :/ I think I am going to color a bit on my new Johanna Basford book and then read A Kingdom of Dreams. I am in the mood for a good HR. Hope you are all having a great Sunday :)

Tessa August 21, 2016 at 1:02 PM

Maybe we all can give some non reading suggestions to leave a book slump, like Anne coloring. I figure we’re all different so maybe someone’s suggestion might help.

Me, I play games, draw, random crafty thing with little dude, walk to a store to shop, and rare occasuon, watch tv.

bev August 21, 2016 at 1:16 PM

Often it is when I catch up on TV shows and sometimes movies. Shows usually give me the story telling I’m missing by the slump.


Podcasts. Desert Island disc combines music with some great personal storytelling. I really like this one and the host is great.
Pop Culture Happy Hour is just fun and makes me laugh. All songs considered a great way to find new songs. Smart Bitches Trashy Books and Scandalicious book podcast are fun. Smart Bitches is usually interviews but also round table discussion. Scandalicious is usually round table and sometimes intervies, also usually NSFW.

With books I’ll re-read favorite sections of books. Sometimes I’ll end up reading the rest from there sometimes not.

Tessa August 21, 2016 at 1:38 PM

Oh, also Logic problems or solitaire. Just using my brain in a different way.

Fabi August 21, 2016 at 1:46 PM

Me too with the games/logic puzzles. But my main go to is my guitar. I think I got almost 10 hours of practice in last week since I wasn’t glued to the pages of a book like I usually am.

MichelleS August 21, 2016 at 2:14 PM

I can’t find Kingdom of Dreams anywhere except Amazon as an actual BOOK. Boo. I want it NOW. dang it.

Love those tattoos, Lisa. Is that a particular artist? or just a “style”?

bev August 21, 2016 at 3:48 PM

2 that look interesting are The Passenger by Lisa Lutz & Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis.

bev August 21, 2016 at 4:48 PM

I wanna pick tattoos too. BRB.

Lisa August 21, 2016 at 4:50 PM

Bicem Sinik is a tattoo artist from Istanbul…..I love her style and Rose Hardy does amazing lace tattoo pieces. Ive really over thought my ‘proposed’ tattoo.

Melinda August 21, 2016 at 4:52 PM

Michelle s: I have them in hard covers you might be able to get them from the library. There’s kingdom of dreams, I remember this one and loved it called Until You still historical romance they we’re write. In 1994. Also Once and only. There’s another called Whitney my Love. And yes even back then she wrote some racy parts into the books. But mostly it’s the sunshine and roses type. They are all really really good. It sort got me reading after 50 shades, I really haven’t found anything as good in historical. I did buy from book depository they were about $10 each and I just checked about the same price. They are about 450 pages long but you just race through it as the story is so good.

Fabi August 21, 2016 at 5:02 PM

If anyone is interested in a YA dystopian, The Amber Project (The Variant Saga #1) by J.N. Chaney is free on Amazon. I haven’t read it yet but it has tons of good reviews.

Tessa August 21, 2016 at 5:27 PM

I am giving heads up on a trigger with Whitney, My Love.

Lisa August 21, 2016 at 6:24 PM

Thanx Fabi. Im in the mood for YA dystopian. :)
Did you check out Scorpion Races and Night Circus yet?

bev August 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Ok, you can fall down rabbit holes looking at tattoos, lol. But since we read a lot of romance have to post the romantic quotes.

bev August 21, 2016 at 7:34 PM

Too quiet.

Book you’re reading right now?
Book you’ll (probably) read next?
Last book you bought?
Book you’d choose for a BR?
Name a favorite scene from an 80s movie?
A good song to listen to on a sunny lazy Sunday?

bev August 21, 2016 at 7:38 PM

A Lover’s Lament.
A Promise of Fire
Not a Drop to Drink
Not a Drop to Drink
The last dance in Dirty Dancing
Blue Sky –The Allman Brothers

R. Renee August 21, 2016 at 7:57 PM

A Prayer for Owen Meany
The Hard Count (buddy read)
The Ones That Got Away
The Promise of Stardust
All of Dirty Dancing (I have it all memorized)
Anything by Lifehouse

Cheryl August 21, 2016 at 8:29 PM

Just catching up on comments after getting back from our beach vacation.

Happy belated birthday R!!

My goodness, MichelleS that’s a big cock!!

I’ve been thinking of getting my first tattoo also. Thinking of getting my kids names on my wrist. Son’s in a bold lettering and daughter’s in more of a feminine script.

Finished reading Twisted Reality while away. Had to re-read Blind Reality first because couldn’t remember enough. A great beach read!! Now looking to see what to read next.

Leslie M August 21, 2016 at 8:34 PM

Banking the Billionaire – now
Some Kind of Perfect – next
Neighbor Dearest – bought
Bronze Horseman – BR
John Cusack holding boom box playing “In Your Eyes” from Say Anything.
One Love – Bob Marley

R. Renee August 21, 2016 at 8:34 PM

Thanks Cheryl! If you guys are serious about Vegas, I’m in. I found if you look at the individual hotel sites you can find days where rooms are $50. Especially if you can go during the week. I’m good for anything except the 2nd half of October

Tessa August 21, 2016 at 8:49 PM

Dark Stranger the Dream by I.T Lucas
Dark Stranger Revealed
Lust by Bonnie Bliss. (It was a one star for me)
Arcana Rising (when I finally get it!)
The earring moment at the end of Breakfast Club
It Will Rain by Bruno Mars

Amy August 21, 2016 at 9:07 PM

“My goodness, MichelleS that’s a big cock!!”

*spits sweet tea out*



Amy August 21, 2016 at 9:10 PM

*reads Fabi’s grilled cheese mishap*

*falls back on couch cackling*

Give me a minute to compose myself and I’ll answer the questions up there…

Amy August 21, 2016 at 9:21 PM

White Hot Kiss (yes, still…but GAH! I love Roth!)
Stone Cold Touch (probably…maybe…I don’t know…)
The Pact by Jodi Picoult (1.99 right now!)
The Bronze Horseman
The prom scene at the end of Pretty in Pink
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) by Adele

Melinda August 21, 2016 at 9:35 PM

Once upon a rose
Neighbour dearest
Once upon a rose
1000 splendid suns
Top Gun loved that movie
Anything by Ed Sheeran

Lisa August 21, 2016 at 11:11 PM

Bev I love love love the romantic quote tattoos. EE Cummins i carry your heart. Perfect.

bev August 21, 2016 at 11:14 PM

I love that poem. The first time I heard it was actually in the movie In Her Shoes.

Lisa August 22, 2016 at 12:08 AM

Strength and Courage by Susan Fanetti
Neighbour Dearest (but probably the next in Susan’s Horde SoCal series)
The YA one Fabi mentioned above…it was free
The Muse…its the next book club read.
Any scene with Richard Gere in it circa 1980s (so damn hot).
Big Scary ‘The Opposite of Us’ or Japanese Wallpaper ‘Waves’.

Lisa August 22, 2016 at 12:16 AM

Parts of my favourite poem feature in an apple ad at the moment….

The Human Family by Maya Angelou

bev August 22, 2016 at 12:28 AM

That’s wonderful Lisa.
I do not read or know much poetry, mostly the famous one or snippets of.
I do love the i carry your heart with me, I think it’s beautiful. Also, when I first heard it it was in that movie with a sister reading it at her sister’s wedding, to her. So, I have always thought of it as more than for just romantic love.
But this one too is a favorite.
Again a very famous one, because what I know, lol.

bev August 22, 2016 at 12:41 AM

Speaking of snippets, last winter I read this post on literary Christmas cards and loved the one with the Mary Oliver quote.

So, then went and read the poem. Which is lovely.

This is how I come across any poetry, lol. Like the Hiddleston reading of may I feel said he. Seriously, YouTube.
But I never really seek it out.

Jan August 22, 2016 at 1:40 AM

Thanks for the links to the beautiful poems. I love poetry. I’m one of those weirdos that sometimes just sits and reads a book of poetry. I know, what?? Not that many of us out there? Or are there more of us than I think? Who knows…..

What about the Auden poem said at the funeral in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral? Stop all the clocks…..

Such an awesome but sad poem, and such a sad scene in that film.

Jan August 22, 2016 at 1:51 AM

The Chocolate Temptation
The Winter Rose (well, I’ll try a sample first)
The Chocolate Temptation
First Star I See Tonight
‘Here’s Johnny’ from The Shining. (Creepiest movie ever?)
Lionel Ritchie’s ‘Hello’ (Old school, but an old fav)

Lisa August 22, 2016 at 2:22 AM

Jan I put stop tbe clocks on the books at my dads funeral for my mum!! It was perfect for them….

‘The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.’

What a hearbreaker!!

Melinda August 22, 2016 at 2:24 AM

Oh Jan I’m jealous winter rose is soo good. I loved it. It’s a long book though. 700 pages of paper version. There’s also the tea rose by the same author that’s the first book. The. I think it’s the wild rose.
Jennifer Donnelly is the author. I gave it to my sister inlaw to read and she could stop raving how good it was.

Lisa August 22, 2016 at 2:25 AM

Bev that Emily Dickinson poem is beautiful.

Jan….we’re all romance readers….so naturally we’re romantics at heart, dont you think? Im sure a few if us read poetry through a blur of big fat romantic tears! ;)

Cheryl August 22, 2016 at 7:37 AM

Let’s see Bev,

Neighbor Dearest
Dirty Baller- maybe, sample didn’t grab me
Twisted Reality
Not sure
Nobody puts Baby in the corner- Dirty Dancing
Sitting on the dock of the bay (still in beach vacation mode)

Jan August 22, 2016 at 5:35 PM

Yeah Melinda but I just had a proper look and the prices of both books are very high *gnaws lip indecisively*

I’ll try a sample and see….

Anyway, my pre-order of First Star I See Tonight has auto-downloaded this morning (a nice surprise – I didn’t realise it would be here so soon) so when I finish The Chocolate Temptation I think I’ll go down the Susan Elizabeth Phillips path first. Anyone want to BR with me?

Maryse August 23, 2016 at 12:11 PM

Book you’re reading right now? I’m not sure yet, but will likely return to Author Anonymous
Book you’ll (probably) read next? I’m thinking The Pact by Jodi Picoult or “Cake”
Last book you bought? The Mediterranean Slow Cooker cookbook ;) I LOVE mediterranean food, and I love my slow cooker.
Book you’d choose for a BR? Hmmm… God Shaped Hole.
Name a favorite scene from an 80s movie? Anything with Rob Lowe in it… But I’d say when Jason comes out of the river and grabs the girl in the canoe at the end of Friday the 13th #1. LOL!
A good song to listen to on a sunny lazy Sunday? Anything fun, dance and happy-pop that’s out right now. A la “Taylor Swift” and Katy Perry and the like…

R. Renee August 23, 2016 at 12:14 PM

Oh god I forgot about St. Elmo’s Fire. I think I’m going to need a marathon…

Maryse August 23, 2016 at 12:15 PM

Leslie M NO WAY!! We love you forever!

And you know, it happens to ALL of us. I’m in a book slump right now in fact. I hit AWESOME… and then I read 2 or 3 that or 5 that don’t keep me reading all night, ya know?

Sometimes a genre change helps shake things up. That’s what I do. Horror or Psych Thriller is what I turn to, when my “new adult” fix isn’t happening. Or sometimes, a great, profound women’s fiction.

Maryse August 23, 2016 at 12:17 PM

OOOOh Fabi!!! I inspired you?!!! I’m backing through the comments to see what you cooked. :D !!!

Maryse August 23, 2016 at 12:18 PM

LOL R. Well someone had to drink it. ;) Glad you got a double. *snort* :P

Maryse August 23, 2016 at 12:20 PM

YAY Fabi!!!!!!!!!!!

Chicken Piccata was brand new for me, too! I had never made it before, nor had I ever eaten it, and my sister and I went crazy over it when I tried. So I made it a second time, and I will make it again this week. LOVE IT!


I’m so happy you enjoyed it. I too, found my second attempt a bit too lemony, so I’ll just cut that a little and it’ll be perfect again. :D

*happy dance*

Maryse August 23, 2016 at 12:22 PM

I’m still completely tattoo-less Amy… maybe one day. ;)

Maryse August 23, 2016 at 12:23 PM


Is it your birthday yet????
:D !!!!!

Amy August 24, 2016 at 9:19 AM

Maryse…God-Shaped Hole? Ooooooooh that was a good one. It hurt (just how we like it) but it was GOOD. I think I liked her HTKARS more, but then again I read that one first so I might be a little biased. ;)

And The Pact…I clicked it at 1.99 and I’m waiting for just the right mood for that heartbreaker.

Amy August 24, 2016 at 9:20 AM

By the way…it’s Grey’s birthday today. :D

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