Latest Bargain e-Books & Reader Recommendations – December 5th 2014

by Maryse on December 5, 2014 · 110 comments

in eBook Deals

<— This one’s still in pre-order mode (coming out in just a few days) and I’m reading it right now (I have a review copy)! Considering it is from one of my FAV authors, and after reading that blurb? YES PLEASE!!!

“Bad boys just aren’t her type – even if they are gorgeous and built like a brick wall. Her internal alarms warn her that Aiden Hunter is definitely on the list of men her mother told her to avoid, but she doesn’t listen. Instead, she finds herself drawn to Aiden and the excitement he promises…”

Okay so “Alarm” by Shay Savage will be out in just a few days (on the 8th of Dec) and it’s up for pre-order below, and I will update you on my progress!

In the meantime… look at today’s book-goodies!! :D

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

P.P.S. Also, while these bargain finds and new releases “look” great (and/or have awesome reviews and recommendations), unless I have my own personal review link next to it, I likely haven’t read it myself… I just found it and wanted to share it in case it’s awesome. So if you read it, let me know if it’s awesome. LOL! :D

NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order.

Todays latest reader recommendations and bargain ebook finds:

  • Easy Virtue by Mia Asher <— JUST RELEASED and getting great reviews!! Catherine says: “Read it! And it’s so good, one of those books where you love to hate the main character. There is a cliffhanger though!
  • You and Everything After (The Falling Series, Book 2) by Ginger Scott <— JUST RELEASED!! “I’m that teenaged girl who has MS. You haven’t met me, but you’ve seen me around. You probably know my sister. We’re twins, and she’s the pretty one. Maybe you’ve heard about my reputation, how much I like to hook up at parties—how easy it is to get me in bed, get what you want, and forget about me after.” NOW she’s starting college…
  • CADEnce (Deception Book 2) by D.H. Sidebottom, Ker Dukey <— JUST RELEASED!!
  • A Hustler’s Christmas (Unexpected Heroes Book 1) by Kassanna <— JUST RELEASED!!
  • MVP (VIP Book 3) by M. Robinson <— JUST RELEASED!! Kimmie loved it saying: “…it is so good. Great end to aF great series!!!!!
  • Caught by the Blizzard: A romantic winter thriller by Adele Huxley <— JUST RELEASED!! <— Sounds like winter sweetness: “Bryan Marsh was a downhill skier pegged for the Olympics. He had it all. A fiance, a supportive family, a perfect future laid out before him. All it took was one tragic crash to rip everything he’d ever known apart. Two years later, he’s still trying to pick up the pieces and figure out who he is if he can no longer be The Blizzard.Fate throws Liz and Bryan together in the small ski resort town of Tellure Hollow…
  • French Lessons (Black Lace Classics) by Monica Belle <— JUST RELEASED!! “…when she moves to France she discovers that Château La Fleur is a crumbling ruin and the money that goes with it hopelessly inadequate. She also has a tenant: the super-masculine and attractive-yet-arrogant Jean Belair.
  • Things Lost In The Fire by Katie Jennings <— JUST RELEASED!! FROM A FAMOUS FAMILY ALERT!!! “Unable to resist the music in her blood, she returns to Los Angeles years later and sings under an alias. When her secret is unintentionally exposed by an old friend, journalist-turned-paparazzi Brody Odell, he’ll do anything to make it up to her, including uncovering the truth about the attack from eleven years earlier.”
  • Officer in Pursuit (Lock and Key Book 3) by Ranae Rose <— JUST RELEASED!! “Her new life in a coastal North Carolina paradise is haunted by her past and ruled by her number one goal: to not be noticed. Even if that means denying her attraction to Officer Grey Morgan…
  • Rae of Sunshine by Micalea Smeltzer <— recent release, super-bargain priced and good reviews so far… “What I remember the most about that day was that it was completely ordinary. Then with one stupid decision everything fell apart and nothing was ever the same.
  • One Night: Promised (The One Night Trilogy Book 1) by Jodi Ellen Malpas <— The author has a surprise for us!!! She says: “For a limited time, you can pick up ONE NIGHT- PROMISED & ONE NIGHT- DENIED on sale now! Share the love!” and Carol loved it! “Girls, if you like this type of story, you should read One Night Promised, by the same author of This Man.  You will love it! “
  • One Night: Denied (The One Night Trilogy) by Jodi Ellen Malpas <— and here is book #2! (and book #3 is below in the pre-orders).
  • The Darkness Within Him (The Untwisted series Book 1) by Alice Raine <— super-bargain priced, and it mentions for those that liked “Fifty Shades”. “A dizzying, all-consuming affair with famous pianist Nicholas Jackson draws in timid bookshop owner Rebecca and engulfs her with his passion and dominance, then spits her out heartbroken and bruised…
  • Losing It by Cora Carmack <— One of my old favorites on SUPER-SALE!!!! (here’s my review)
  • The Accidental Assassin (The Assassins Book 1) by Nichole Chase <— Just recently released!! Sounds funny!! “When her newlywed friend asks her to house-sit while she honeymoons, Ava jumps at the chance. She thinks this could be the very thing she needs to shake up her life. Ava throws herself head first into her new lifestyle; she wants to try everything, go everywhere, and never get stuck in a rut again. Of course, offing a man in a car garage hadn’t been one of the things on her list to try…
  • Perfect Chaos (Unyielding Book 1) by Nashoda Rose <— Recent releases and tons of great reviews so far! “I’m a prisoner of my own doing, hiding behind a false mask so no one sees the truth. Not even the man I want but can’t have—Deck…
  • Dear Emily (Forever Family Book 1) by Trudy Stiles <— Aimee found out this one’s on super-sale and it is LOVED by many!! Tara LOVED it! “I PROMISE you that Dear Emily by Trudy Stiles is right up your alley. Tears, angst, drama. AND it’s a totally different story. It certainly isn’t like anything that I’ve read before.
  • The Billionaire Bad Boys Club by Emma Holly <— Aimee found us this super-sale, too, saying: “not sure who mentioned this one last year some time but have been watching since. Just went on sale…get it while it’s HOT!
  • Hold My Heart (The Heart Series Book 1) by Esther M. Soto <— Danielle recommends this one! “If you are looking for something different check out Hold My Heart! I loved this time travel book!”
  • Reclaiming the Sand by A. Meredith Walters <— Nancy found us this super-bargain saying: “Reclaiming the Sand by A. Meredith Walters is only 99 cents till Book 2: Chasing the Tide (which I am almost patiently waiting for) is being released on December 16th,”
  • Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After (Pets for Vets Charity Bundle) by Lucy Monroe, Melissa Schroeder, Nancy Warren, Sabrina York, Jami Davenport, Cari Quinn, Cathryn Cade, Kate Davies, Rachel Grant, Hildie McQueen, Allie K. Adams, Destiny Blaine, Taryn Elliott, Sandy James, Adrianne Lee, Katy Regnery, Sandy Sullivan <— And Nancy found us this super-bargain, too!! She says: “Well Now! Here is a great bargain for a great cause: HOMETOWN HEROES: Hotter Ever After (Pets for Vets Charity Bundle) 14 full length novels for Pets for Vets Charity. One of my favorites this year is Katy Regnery’s THE VIXON & THE VET is included in this bundle.
  • The Backup Boyfriend (Boyfriend Chronicles Book 1) by River Jaymes <— M/M ALERT!! And Mary found us this one! “Maryse’s Book Blog, I have never read a M/M book but this book looks interesting. Besides it’s on the top 2014 Best Romance by Goodreads.com.” and Jeanie says: “LOVED The Backup Boyfriend!!! It was my first read of 2014 & I devoured it in one sitting. One of my favorite M/M reads. Sooo good!” <— Sounds perfect for us!!!! :D
  • Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward <— Renate reminds us of this one that she loved dearly! “Maryse, you have never steered me wrong and I have a callaused finger to prove it!!! I’m returning the favour…please read Stepbrother Dearest…You will not be dissapointed!!!” and Diane agrees: “One of my favorite of 2014. Must read”
  • OUT OF LINE Box Set by Jen McLaughlin <— and Kat found us this one saying: “3 books in 1 bundle on sale for” Oh! This sounds like it could be good!!! “When my roommate dragged me to my first college party, I met Finn Coram and my life turned inside out. He knows how to break the rules and is everything I never knew I wanted. A Marine by day and surfer by night, he pushes me away even as our attraction brings us closer…
  • Slade (Walk Of Shame #1) by Victoria Ashley <— Aimee found us this one on super-sale! *blush* What a dirty blurb… ;)
  • Knight and Play (The Lucien Knight Erotic Trilogy Book 1) by Kitty French <— a popular one from a year or so ago, and Aimee found it on super-sale! “From the moment girl-next-door Sophie accepts the job as Lucien Knight’s PA, she understands how Alice must have felt when she tumbled down the rabbit hole. Lucien takes her safe, vanilla life away and plunges her head first into a huge dish of fantasy flavours...”
  • Sweet Little Thing: A Novella (Sweet Thing) by Renée Carlino <— And Aimee found us this one on super-sale too! Remember how much I loved Sweet Thing? <— (my review) And Amy loved it, too: “Aw, Sweet Little Thing! I loved Will in Sweet Thing. Kinda funny how books with notations of angst, heartbreaking, love triangle, raw, etc., are the ones that give me that adrenaline rush. *hee hee*”
  • Mr. Hot Stuff (Contemporary Firefighter Romance) by Lauren Hawkeye <— Super-bargain and it sounds like fun!! “Blind librarian Marjorie Stewart is only at the ridiculous firefighter auction to rescue her best friend Pete. Disaster strikes when she finds that she hasn’t saved Pete at all, but rather has landed herself a date with a Harley riding bad boy firefighter that makes the dude from Outlander look lame.
  • Indebted (A Kingpin Love Affair Book 1) by J.L. Beck <— Tessa recommends this one!! “Recommendation – I just finished a book called Indebted by JL Beck. OMG seriously good (4-4.5 stars), and, not dark, but definitely Greg. Girl’s father owes the mafia money, so she’s the debt. We’ve all heard that, but it’s good. A lot of danger, a lot of deaths, and backstabs. Less on the steam, (though steam is there) but more on their relationshipI. wanted it to be longer, but it’s part 1 of who knows how many. The series is called Kingpin Love Affair. I’m just happy to have found something gritty. Ive read too many sweets up until now.
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Tessa December 5, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Recommendation – I just finished a book called Indebted by JL Beck. OMG seriously good (4-4.5 stars), and, not dark, but definitely Greg. Girl’s father owes the mafia money, so she’s the debt. We’ve all heard that, but it’s good. A lot of danger, a lot of deaths, and backstabs. Less on the steam, (though steam is there) but more on their relationshipI. wanted it to be longer, but it’s part 1 of who knows how many. The series is called Kingpin Love Affair.

I’m just happy to have found something gritty. Ive read too many sweets up until now.

Jeanie V. December 5, 2014 at 1:52 PM

LOVED The Backup Boyfriend!!! It was my first read of 2014 & I devoured it in one sitting. One of my favorite M/M reads. Sooo good! :)

Tessa December 5, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Oh, reading Cascade next. Michelle S was right. Facade was good, so I am definitely reading 2. I’m looking forward to Wicked. Jennifer Armentrout’s ya books are such a treat.

Jaden… I still have to read Still Jaded. That’s the only Tijan book I’ve not read. *sighs* That book is why I don’t read the end first.

Laura December 5, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Remember it ain’t me babe by tille Cole? The second in that series heart recaptured is out the 12th of December eeeck can’t wait!!! Also the next book in the afterlife saga the pentagon child by Stephanie Hudson is out the 20th of December oh there is just to much I can’t wait and I do crave the drave!!!!

Laura December 5, 2014 at 2:48 PM

And and the game plan NFH by R.L Mathewson oh I’m excited about that!!!!

Fabi December 5, 2014 at 3:03 PM

I wish Alarm by Shay Savage would have come out for the weekend read instead of waiting for a Monday release. That would have been an easy choice for my weekend read.

There are so many upcoming that I want:

Wicked by Jennifer Armentrout
Ripped by Katy Evans
Beautiful Redemption by Jamie McGuire
Happenstance: A Novella Series: Part Three by Jamie McGuire

I think I’m going to go ahead and pick up The Backup Boyfriend and drop it on my tbr for when I’m in the mood for it.

I finally made it to the bookstore (the brick and mortar one) and picked up Visitors (#3 in the Pathfinder series) by Orson Scott Card. This is a collectible author/series for me. I may dive into it this weekend. I don’t know yet what I’m in the mood for.

Amy December 5, 2014 at 4:12 PM

I really wanted to read MVP but after reading an excerpt from the beginning of it at the end of The Madam (book 2), I’m not so sure I’m gonna like the direction it takes especially after all that the H and h went through in VIP (book 1)…which, by the way, was *very* good! Just keep in mind if you read it that the first half of the book follows both Sebastian and Ysabelle from childhood to adulthood in alternating POVs, and they don’t meet until about midway through. But that buildup and background make the events in the second half that much more poignant.

Oh hey, I forgot to tell you guys that I went back and finished The Law of Moses once I got out of my Moses funk (don’t know what else to call it). For me, it was more of a light read meaning no angst, some emotion and little if any steam (although I like books with heavy doses of all three of those so take my opinion in that context ;) ), but it’s a good read if that’s what you’re looking for! :)

Laura December 5, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Yeah Amy I agree it was good but not as good as making faces that was heartbreaking I don’t cry much reading a book but that I’m sure I snottery cried!!

Lauren December 5, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Book 3 of Stylo Fantome’s Kane Trilogy comes out next week, as does book 2 of Bella Jewel’s Til Death. AND on Dec 16….FINALLY, after 6 release delays, Bella Jewel’s 2nd Criminal’s of the Ocean book comes out! Been waiting sooooo long!!

Amy December 5, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Snottery cried <——— I've snot cried and snotty cried, but that's a new one. *snort* That's awesome. ;)

Laura December 5, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Lol it’s very Scottish Amy it’s said like ‘auck ur nose is aw snottery’ lol I actually didn’t think before writing snottery

Tessa December 5, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Oooh, VIP is a Kindle Unlimited. I’ll give it a try, Amy.

Lauren, *squee* over Kane trilogy. Next Tuesday it will be mine!

Cadence was good. A fitting end, though I wanted the tension and fear to last longer.

MichelleS December 5, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Shay Savage? That ought to be good. She writes one of my favorite male leads – dark, troubled, gritty, delicious, dirty mouthed!!! can’t wait!!

Kimberlyindy December 5, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Fighting to Ride by Debra Kayn is .99 today is the last day, she has never run any of the Bantorus MC books on sale before and Living A Beautiful Life released on Wednesday. It is IMO the best book I read this year.

Michelle S December 5, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Kimberlyindy – I’m a huge fan of MC club books – so this has piqued my interest – which one is the best book you’ve read this year? Fighting to Ride or the one that released this week? And is it Living a Beautiful Life? Or Living a Beautiful War? Because I can find the “war” one, but I want to be sure I get the one you recommended. Did you read the 99 cent one? Is that one good?

bev December 5, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Just read Blonde Date The Ivy Years 2.5. So adorable. Now I really want to read 2 & 3. But I’m also having such a good time reading the books I have. I have to say TYWFD & BD have that wonderful sense of place. I felt like I was walking on the campus.

Amy December 5, 2014 at 8:05 PM

OMG Laura, you typed that phonetically perfect! LOL!!!!!

Tessa, let me know what you think of VIP. Oh, uh, by the way…it’s angsty. Not top-of-the-Amy-angst meter, but up there pretty high. ;)

Oooh, another MC series! Is the Bantorus series gritty? Like, really *really* gritty? Love those!

MichelleS December 5, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Bev – TYWFD – The year We Fell Down? been on my TBR list…. you recommend it? I wonder why I keep putting it off!!

bev December 5, 2014 at 8:39 PM

MichelleS, I did the same thing. I had it on my radar since Maryse’s review. Then bought it on sale and it just sat forever in my tbr. But it was really good. Couple little things like wish it went more in depth in certain places and I wanted to feel more feeling from one of the characters. But yes I rec it. Blonde Date too which is free.
I read Blonde Date out of order & I think is a good read to get a feel for the writing style.

Cheryl December 6, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Amy, did you start Easy Virtue? I got in late last night, so didn’t yet. Dreading the CH and wait for the next book…

Jean, did you finish EV? How was the CH?

Megan December 6, 2014 at 11:17 AM

I can’t wait for Ripped, I just finished Rogue last night and loving the Real series!

Fabi December 6, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Me too Megan. I read Rogue a while back but I am still looking forward to Ripped.

bev December 6, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Decided to stick to my tbr and so am reading Very Wicked Things. Honestly it is almost a DNF for me except it is such a fast read. I do not really remember book one except I thought I liked it, but this one just isn’t for me.

Amy December 6, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Cheryl, I’m starting it when I get back from having my a$$ handed to me by my trainer. I finished up Light Shadows yesterday, and to be honest I needed to take a step back and sort out how I feel about it. And I’m still not sure about it.

Okay, y’all know how I loved the first Dark Light book and how crazy I went over the delicious turmoil of the second one. It twisted up my gut and pulverized my heart. I was good with the ending after all that happened in it, and even at the beginning of Light Shadows I was all hearts and butterflies and I was riding a freaking unicorn while my ovaries were shooting out estrogen. ‘Cause, come on, it’s Dorian! Then something happened with him. And THEN something else happened. And I was all…
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Let’s just say that Gabriella disappointed me in that aspect with how blinded she was by her obsession with and addiction to Dorian like she was a crackwhore. No, a cockwhore.

All in all, it just didn’t have the same kind of feel that the first two books had. Some things and characters were just wrapped up too quickly and conveniently, some circumstances and events were not explained well or just brushed off as “I didn’t want to but yet I still did those things and don’t worry why it happened because I know you love my c$ck so you’ll forgive me for anything.” I’ll just sum it up by saying it wasn’t…thorough. In explanations. In events. In character growth. *sigh* Maybe I’m just in a byotchy mood and shouldn’t be venting my thoughts. *snort* Since when does that happen? :P

I could further explain what I liked (yes, I actually liked about half of it!) but I think I’ve hijacked enough space on Maryse’s blog. Lord bless her for not banning me from here. *giggle* Sweet Maryse, feel free to edit this comment as you see fit. ;)

Amy December 6, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Alright, last bit and then I’m done ranting. For a little while at least. The very last scene of the book in the epilogue…what in the actual ambiguous f%$k is that all about????? It doesn’t even seem to be a lead-in to a possible spinoff. It’s not vital info omitted, just info that would have been nice to have! *huffs*

Oh for the love of…I can’t believe how much I said above. Wow. Um, I’m just gonna see myself out now… :? *quietly sneaking out*

bev December 6, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Amy I could so easily rant about the one I’m reading. Just aggravating.

Not sure what I’ll read next. I’m eyeing Apolonia, A lady awakened, Burn for Me, The Unwanted Wife, or War for the Oaks.
A little all over the place.

Laura December 6, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Lol Amy me and fabi just had a rant about that book on the last thread I would have just slapped him and said f**k off!!!

Anyway bev I’m in book 2 of aisling grey I couldn’t not stop laughing in book 1 when she’s at the challenge and says ‘ok the seconds for team aisling are rene taxi driver’ lol it was so funny!!

bev December 6, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Laura so glad. Nervous when rec funny ones cause what makes some one laugh can really vary.

Cheryl December 6, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Wow Amy, almost makes me want to read Light Shadows to understand what has you ranting! ;)

Cheryl December 6, 2014 at 7:15 PM

*Hands Amy a martini*

Fabi December 6, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Amy you have such a way with expressing feelings with words. You wrote exactly how I felt:
“Let’s just say that Gabriella disappointed me in that aspect with how blinded she was by her obsession with and addiction to Dorian like she was a crackwhore. No, a cockwhore”
And:
“I didn’t want to but yet I still did those things and don’t worry why it happened because I know you love my c$ck so you’ll forgive me for anything.”

Love you for expressing that! I saw it in book 2 although it was buried in angst and it sounds like it got worse in book 3.

I grabbed one from my tbr for the weekend. Son of No One by Sherilyn Kenyon. I figured I needed a foolproof author right now.

Michelle December 6, 2014 at 7:27 PM

I’m late getting a look at the goodies above…Easy Virtue of course is a 1-click. Rae of Sunshine caught my attention so grabbed that. Do I have to read the first book in the Ginger Scott Falling series or can I jump right in? That one looked good too.

Cheryl December 7, 2014 at 1:31 AM

Looked at the Falling series, but ended up reading another Ginger Scott series, Waiting on the Sidelines. I usually don’t like high school H/h story’s but this was an exception. Book 2 they were college age and had a fair amount of angst.

Now I guess I can’t put off reading Easy Virtue any longer. Ugh, have I said how much I hate cliffhangers and reading incomplete series!!!!

Amy December 7, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Bev, is it The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders? I really, really liked that one! My heart just hurt for her, and I wanted to be mad at Sandro but he won me over. I actually read the previous version (different cover) where the blurb was a little more vague so I went into it pretty blind…which made it that much more fun angst wise. ;)

Fabi and Laura, I could handle all of the crap in The Dark Prince (actually, I loved how it messed me up!), but in Light Shadows I just really didn’t like the way it all played out and how his decision wasn’t explained well. Then something worse happened that was out of his control but happened *because* of his choice, but it was all made okay in a matter of a couple of paragraphs. *shaking head* I still don’t understand why he made the choice that he did. BUT, I don’t want to discourage anyone from reading it, really! I didn’t hate it, I just was disappointed with it compared to the other two, ya know?

Amy December 7, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Cheryl, I’m at 38% of Easy Virtue and loving it! If Mia Asher makes me love Ronan as much as I did Ben in Arsen then this is going to be rough. I can totally feel for and understand where Blaire is coming from and why she is the way she is, but my tummy is already clenching thinking of where this might go. *bouncing leg* Oh man, Blaire…don’t hurt him! :?

Fabi December 7, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Amy you’re reading a known CH ? :-0

Amy December 7, 2014 at 3:03 PM

I know, Fabi! Jean was persuasive, and Jessica said the CH was bearable so…yeah. Here I am. Reading Easy Virtue. And bracing for the CH. I think EV just might be worth it though. ;)

Amy December 7, 2014 at 3:48 PM

“…I ignore the little voice inside my head saying that time is almost up.”

*grabs hair*

I’m not ready for this yet!

*covers face and shrieks*

Jean, Cheryl? Come on you two, where are you?!?!? Nice, Jean, talkin’ me into reading this so you wouldn’t be alone and then you disappear… :|

MichelleS December 7, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Amy – you’ve convinced me to jump in, but I have to finish this Roam series first. Book 4 is Violet and Logan’s story – and she is so so likable. Very tough little cookie. It still has my interest. So original. No boring parts. great dialogue. Go figure…. my attention span is usually not this long for anything in a series… but I am hooked.

Remind me about Arsen – and why can’t I remember anything? I read it in August 2013 – which wasn’t THAT long ago – not really….. that way you will convince me to follow this author.

Jean December 7, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Sorry Amy! Had a busy weekend! I did finish EV and yes I believe Mia Asher has done it again! I am torn….. Did anyone else finish it? Don’t want to say too much.

Jean December 7, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Oh and Ripped….$7.59???….. Really? I’ve been waiting for this one!

Fabi December 7, 2014 at 6:12 PM

So have I but ouch on the price.

Cheryl December 7, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Amy, I’m not that far in, and your comments, this is why I was kicking and screaming about reading this book, when #2 is not released yet!!! *pouting, again*

Amy December 7, 2014 at 7:11 PM

*gasp*

No, no, no…don’t…just don’t…

*meeep!!!*

*tosses iPad aside and hides in blankie cave*

Amy December 7, 2014 at 7:15 PM

*peeks out of blankie cave*

Here ya go, MichelleS…
http://www.maryse.net/books/book-review-arsen-by-mia-asher.html

*ducks back in*

MichelleS December 7, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Amy – I read the review, up until the part where she says stop here…. and it’s NOT ringing any bells. I was hoping you’d tell me that one thing that would bring it all back. I guess I should go back a re-read it. Maybe I was in a weird mood!

Book 5 of Roam series for me tonight. Eva and Will’s story. She is a walking disaster. The girls in this series are really something else – if you can get past the loads of crying Roam does in books 1 and 2 – they even make fun of it in subsequent books!!! ha!

Cheryl December 7, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Amy, no,no,no,no!! I am scared! Is this the CH that you’re reacting to, or something prior? I am so going to hate this!!! :(

Cheryl December 7, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Amy, oh this is bad if you needed the blankie cave!!!

Jean December 7, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Are you okay Amy? Did you finish?

Michelle December 7, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Uh oh Amy is in hiding, it must be bad…I need to read this one soon! I had a horrible reading weekend – read like 2 chapters total. I have some catching up to do!

Fabi December 7, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Oh oh was it the ch that sent Amy into hiding. Quick…someone break out the martini fixings.

Fabi December 7, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Maybe this one will tempt her back out? Do you like Chocolate Amy?
http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/32310/chocolate-martini-a-la-laren/?eventName=mobile_staff_picks

Jean December 7, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Wow she’s really hiding in the blankie cave…. she’s ignoring all of us! The CH was bearable but damn can’t wait for the next book!

Tessa December 7, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Amy, I… don’t… like the main female in VIP. I am at 21% and all I can think is, geesh, seriously? *ducks head*

Amy December 7, 2014 at 10:11 PM

*reaches out of blankie cave for chocolate martini*

Thanks, Fabi…

*takes big sip*

Okay, that’s better. ;) I’m not finished with EV yet, I’ve just been freaking out because of what she is doing. Why, why, why?!?!? My heart hurts right now.

Not ignoring you ladies…love y’all too much to do that! :D

Amy December 7, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Tessa, she’s a mess, right? Just keep in mind the sh!tty upbringing she had. There’s just no other word that could describe her childhood. :?

MichelleS…Cathy had multiple miscarriages in Arsen (not a spoiler) and it put her in a really bad place mentally which made her vulnerable. Sound familiar?

Amy December 7, 2014 at 10:22 PM

*pokes head out from blankie cave*

Don’t you dare stop reading EV and leave me on my own, Cheryl!! And Jean, I’m trusting you about the CH. ;)

Going back into hiding now…

Cheryl December 7, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Amy it’s that bad and it’s not even over yet?!

Fabi can I have one of those martini’s? I have a feeling I’m going to need it soon. ;)

Maryse, have you heard when book 2 will be released?

Jean December 7, 2014 at 10:30 PM

I was wondering the same thing Cheryl. Haven’t been able to find out anything about the 2nd book! Blaire just killed me in this book!

Cheryl December 7, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Oh Jean I only hope it’s not a long wait for book 2!

Fabi December 7, 2014 at 10:57 PM

*hands Cheryl a chocolate martini*

How bout a whole round of ‘em for everyone reading everyone reading EV. :-)

Amy December 7, 2014 at 11:10 PM

“I don’t want complicated. Please don’t contact me again.”

Arrrrrrrrggggghhhhh!!! You meanie, you!!!!

*smothers face with pillow*

Cheryl December 7, 2014 at 11:33 PM

This just gets worse and worse…

Cheryl December 7, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Thanks for the martini Fabi!!

Lauren December 8, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Tessa, book 3 in Kane trilogy is LIVE!!!

Amber December 8, 2014 at 7:24 AM

I loved this entire series. The boxed set is now on sale for $2.99. Each book is about a different band member and every story was deep and had you feeling it.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NDYO0BA

Cheryl December 8, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Amber, Rock Romance series does look good and 6 books for $2.99- I one-clicked it!

Amy December 8, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Alright. So. Easy Virtue.

I didn’t love it like I did Arsen (*wrinkles nose* I really shouldn’t even be comparing the two, right?) but it made me go a little crazy so it’s a winner!!!! :D

That last page. O.M.G. Just when I thought my heart was cracked as much as it could be…

Amy December 8, 2014 at 12:36 PM

*GASP*

http://www.temptalia.com/mac-keepsakesplum-eyes-eyeshadow-palette-review-photos-swatches

I literally just squealed!! Freaking gorgeous!!!! Those colors can be worn on any eyecolor!! MINE!!! Why can’t I one-click on the MAC website????

Jean December 8, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Amy, I know not as good as Arsen, but still….. Loved R and she didn’t deserve him!!! Hmmmph! Can’t wait to see where it goes after that ending!

Fabi December 8, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Thanks Amber. I went ahead and picked up that deal too.

Cheryl December 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Amy, I’m lovin on Ronan, but can see where this slow motion train wreck is heading!! :( And hello, go “a little crazy”; hate to see your a lot crazy! LOL!!!

The MAC eyeshadow reminds me of the Bare Minerals “Dream Sequence” I have and love!!

Cheryl December 8, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Just read that EV book 2 will be released in the spring!! UGH!!!!!!!!!

Amy December 8, 2014 at 1:50 PM

That’s right Cheryl! That quad is beautiful. And Maryse likes it to, dontcha Maryse? ;) I know you’re out there. *giggle*

Okay, Jean and Cheryl…how about that second to last chapter, the one from “someone else’s” POV? Seriously, if the mystery person from that chapter turns out to be who I think it might be, I’m out. Done. Thank you, namaste and good luck. ‘Cause that would be…no. Just no. Don’t add twists and complications that would make this series cliche.

Maryse December 8, 2014 at 2:17 PM

I LOVE THE QUAD!!!!!!!!

I never thought I’d wear purple on my face, but OMG the colors are just so perfect, blend so well and have a neutral quality. Er… well at least that is except for the bright glittery purple in the quad, but it looks SO good as an eyeliner… or a small touch in the corners, you know?

Jean December 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Amy, can you tell me who you think the mystery person is without spoiling anything?

bev December 8, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Started burn for me and am really enjoying it.
Picked up a couple .99 books today. Fuel, maybe I’ll finally read the first one. Song of the Fireflies and Eyes turned Skyward.
I saw that Beautiful Bastard is on sale too.

Jean December 8, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Bev, I did the same thing… Picked up Fueled but still haven’t read the first book yet. Song of the Fireflies is an absolute FAVORITE of mine! Loved it so much!!

Tessa December 8, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Lauren, I saw the reading order, read that first sentence, and one clicked fast enough to get whip lash. I am reading VIP then Reparation will be devoured.

Amy, speaking of VIP, I’m past that part where I thought she was changing into a shallow twit. I’m at 50%. Thankfully she went back to being her. I dont mind hard or cynical but I don’t like unfeeling or stupid. Maybe those scenes were… Yeah maybe due to young age stupidity?

bev December 8, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Has anyone read Upside Down by Lia Riley? Impulse buy, but looks good. Only thing is one of three.

Amy December 8, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Ah-ha, there she is. ;) *muah*

Jean, let’s see if I can do this all sly-like…um…okay, at location 2388, the paragraph that starts with “I give him a cheeky smile.” Look at the end of the paragraph. Yeah, THAT person.

Cheryl and Jean (has anyone else read Easy Virtue yet?)…got a song from one of my playlists. *sigh* Oh, sweet Ronan…
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XItgB8mQTLQ

Amy December 8, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Fueled…who is that by and what is the series? Is it the one by Rachel Cross?

Tessa, I’m glad you stuck with it. Once they meet things really pick up and get angsty! :D

Jean December 8, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Ahhhhh…. oh Amy I hope you are wrong on that one but…. Oh sh!t!!! Ronan…..sigh….I want to take care of him myself!

Fueled… 2nd book in Driven trilogy by K Bromberg.

Cheryl December 8, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Jean I loved the Driven series!!

Cheryl December 8, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Amy, that song…*sniffle, killing me*

Laura December 9, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Bev I finished all the aisling grey books :D loved them!!! Sooooo should I go on to reading the silver dragons? Or one is d the other recs u have all given me?

Tessa December 9, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Amy, finished VIP. I liked it, but with angst, I honestly expected more. (I know, odd right?) The end though… that threw me. My only thought was, after all that time, huh? The main secondary person’s thoughts? Interesting twist, that’s for sure.

Now, for Reparation. *braces for angst* Then Wicked. Yeah!!

Amy December 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Jean, I hope I’m wrong on that one, too. I like twists and drama and all, but I just don’t want it in this story, ya know?

Cheryl, that song is fitting, huh? ;)

Tessa, VIP definitely isn’t a crazy-angsty read but I like that it had enough angst to make it fun. *snort* Who would’ve thought angst and fun could be used in the same sentence! The Madam (book 2) is good as well, and I was surprised that I actually wanted to keep reading about her. But then the ending happened and I read the first chapter of MVP and…yeah, I’m just gonna leave well enough alone.

Amy December 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM

One more thing Tessa…did you feel torn knowing what was right and wrong in the situation (married man with loving wife but he also loves the escort who deserves someone to love her too after her crappy upbringing?). I was torn. :?

Tessa December 9, 2014 at 12:44 PM

I was torn! However, a huge part of me was wondering if the wife should have happened at all. If it weren’t for his and his wife’s beginning, I’d have been more torn, if that makes sense? He was always so worried about her feelings that he never stopped and talked to her about them. Who knows how I’d feel if they had.

Tessa December 9, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Oh, and on angsty and fun, it’s definitely true. That’s why Reaparation won over wicked. Tate is a nutcase and Jameson is such a d***, that angst is a constant. Soooo sooo good.

Jean December 9, 2014 at 1:58 PM

I am so scared to look at Maryse’s list today! Just started Black Lies which has been on my list for a while….. Over 500 books downloaded (and counting) on my TBR right now!!!!!!!!

Fabi December 9, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Jean you have 500 books waiting to be read? Or is that count include already read books?

Jean December 9, 2014 at 2:08 PM

No I really have 500+ books waiting to be read… Pathetic huh? But I’m not as bad as Amy!!!!! I read 213 books this year already!

Fabi December 9, 2014 at 2:17 PM

I gotta stop feeling bad about my tbr. Lol

bev December 9, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Jean I refuse to know the number as I’d have a meet down, lol.

Amy & Tessa between the wife and escort!!??? It honestly has to be Jane Eyre For me not to choose the wife and in that book Jane just rocks with the choices she makes.
I’ve never been able to root for the other woman, ever.

bev December 9, 2014 at 3:07 PM

I read the Unwanted Wife by Anders. Is it not a Harlequin Presents? Did any one used to read those? It was fun.

Laura have not read the Silver dragon ones yet. I think Jim is one of my favorite side kicks.

Amy December 9, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Hey now, Jean…there *has* to be someone here who has more unread books than me! *giggle*

“However, a huge part of me was wondering if the wife should have happened at all.” <—— Exactly, Tessa! I felt for the wife somewhat, but I felt more for Sebastian and Ysabelle. Then I felt bad for not feeling worse for the wife.

Bev…I know, sounds crazy, right?? But the background stories made it so difficult for me to want the "right thing" to happen. And then I felt guilty for wanting the "wrong thing" but not guilty enough to change my mind. *snort* Believe it or not, my real-life moral compass doesn't point that way. ;)

bev December 9, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Amy Lol after I wrote that I start thinking of this story or that and shouldn’t be so adamant. Like wanted Meredith with Mcdreamy though I liked Addison.
And then you have the ones were they are just still married legally but both spouses have moved on.
I know some one who is just the kindest most giving person and loves horror and true crime, lol. I in no way think it reflects on our morals, lol. I hope not as I love characters from SOA and Boyd from Justified.

Amy December 9, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Ooh!! Speaking of SOA!! You’re going to watch it tonight, aren’t you? I still say that his leg issue from last week is going to somehow factor into tonight’s episode in a BIG way. Just sayin’.

MichelleS December 9, 2014 at 7:12 PM

JEAN! 500 books? I would be having nightmares about that – getting hit by a bus and never getting to read them all!! I only have about 40 or so TBRs on my Kindle. I have oodles of lists – mostly because you all recommend some great ones – but they aren’t actually on my Kindle yet. I also have about 40-ish DNFs on my Kindle – half of which I may tackle someday…. and then don’t get me started on the list of series that I need to get the latest on!

Jean December 9, 2014 at 7:27 PM

I know MichelleS… pathetic….I do stress over getting to them all! But…. let’s ask Amy how many she has….Amy??

Amy December 9, 2014 at 9:58 PM

*rubs forehead and sighs*

Oh, you went there Jean…

Okay, the count on the “Unread” collection I have on my Kindle app is now showing 1846.

I have very little impulse control. *snort* Obviously.

Fabi December 9, 2014 at 10:40 PM

idk Amy, I think you might be making a little progress. You have a little over 6 years of unread books stashed away if you read just over 300/yr. :-)

Jean December 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Oh Amy, your number always makes me feel so much better! Lol!

Amy December 10, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Fabi. Jean.

:|

Not helpful.

Have you any idea the kind of freak out I had when I realized “I will be HOW old if/when I read all those books?!?!?!?” Not including any new ones I one-click along the way!

MichelleS December 10, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Amy – Jumpin’ Jehosaphat! 1846? (I think someone may be a teeny tiny bit of a book hoarder)…. ixnay on the azycray !!! Do you have them sorted in any way? TBR-hot motorcycle dudes…. TBR-PNR with and PNR without porn? LOL!!! (not judging! wuv you….)

Amy December 10, 2014 at 9:08 PM

I don’t see it as judgement…it’s simply a statement of fact! ;)

I actually do have them sorted with spreadsheets on my iPad as well as collections on my Kindle app. I have one GIANT collection on my Kindle app with *every* unread book (hence that azycray number!) and then I have numerous collections and spreadsheet lists where books are sorted by genre and even subgenre, such as YA, NA, series, BDSM (hot stuff, YEAH!!!!) Rock Star, Rock Star series, MMA, MMA series, PNR – Vampires, PNR – Fae, etc. I would have to double check, but I’m pretty sure that I have about 30 collections going right now. I go a little nuts with sorting and lists, LOL!

Lynne December 12, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Anyone read Debt? It has amazing reviews

Esther M. soto December 13, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Omg I’m freaking out! Thank you so much Danielle and Maryse!!!

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