Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – April 29th 2014

by Maryse on April 29, 2014 · 81 comments

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An EXCELLENT release day today (considering the reviews for that book right there on the left), but also, ’cause yesterday was the ultimate awesome-sounding “surprise books” release day! Four out of the five books I made an impromptu post for, are all at the top of my TBR list.

In fact, I’m actually reading one ‘of ‘em right now (a rock star one)! But it was SO hard to settle on that one first, ’cause I feel like I received a box of book-chocolates yesterday and EVERY one of ‘em is different and EVERY one of ‘em is my favorite.

Ebook versions of chocolate covered cherries, cripsy chocolate covered toffee, maple fudge, chocolate covered caramels, coconut-chocolate clusters… chocolate & nuts & caramel. Mmmmm…. and GAH!!! I just can’t pick so I find myself either gorging on all of ‘em one after the next, or taste-testing each one with a bite. Hey it’s my box of chocolates so it’s okay. It’s not that gross, right? Tee heeeee!!!! ;) But yeah… it’s how I’m feeling RIGHT NOW with the recent slew of awesome sounding book releases. I’m freakin’ out and totally being a book-glutton. ‘Cause with the feedback I’ve been receiving over the last 24 hrs, I’m about to start ‘em all. Taking that taste-test “bite” ’cause I just can’t choose. LOL!!

So the ones that are giving me massive blurb & recommendation *jolts* —> Alpha (mysterious darkish creeeeepy sexy-cool sounding!), Monster in His Eyes (also (mysterious darkish creeeeepy sexy-cool sounding! Great recommendations coming my way), It Ain’t Me, Babe (sheltered religious commune runaway runs into a bad-ass biker! AWESOME recommendations for this), The Resistance (this is the rock star read I’m reading right now. Halfway through and so far so good, and I hear MASSIVE OMG twist awaiting me… I can’t wait!), Beautiful Ink (I’m thinking this is a biker book too, and OMG the recommendations I’m getting are freaking me out!) and Meant to Be Mine <— I just discovered this one a few minutes ago, and this one gave me a blurb jolt).

Actually that’s a “short list” of the ones below that have my attention, because there are plenty more that I made personal notes next to, and at least 6 more that made my TBR list (including a couple in the bargain section).

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

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

  • A is for Alpha Male (#1) by Laurel Curtis <— bargain priced & book #2 was just released (see it below) and this one sounds like SO much fun!
  • Uncaged Love #1: An MMA New Adult Contemporary Romance by JJ Knight <— Recent release. :D “When Colt drags Jo from a brawl with street thugs, he recognizes her potential as a female fighter.”
  • Uncaged Love #2: MMA New Adult Contemporary Romance by JJ Knight <—just released!
  • Man of My Dreams (#1) by Faith Andrews <— book #1.5 was just released below. :D “Mia Murphy may be married to the man of her dreams. But the man in her dreams is the one that got away—her high school crush.” Whoa! This one sounds angsty. She’s married and completely in love and her husband (Declan) is awesome… “until she discovers that Mr. Perfect is not Mr. Faithful.” Then the high school reunion, her old crush is back in the picture and… “Mia dives head first into dating Noah, falling further away from her husband and closer to her old flame. But Declan’s not giving up so easily. Mia is his one and only and he’s not about to let another man win her heart.” Hrmm… this sounds good.
  • Vital Sign by J.L. Mac <— Nancy found out this very recent release! HE has her dead husband’s heart!!! Oh yah this one wants to emotionally hurt me, I just know it! “She hates him for his health but can’t help feeling at home in his presence. He soothes her grief in a way that is intoxicating, addictive even.
  • THERAPY by Kathryn Perez <— And Nancy found us this one too! “…while the monsters that live in my head try to beat me– the two men that I love try to save me.
  • Destined Series Box Set: Mirage, Inception, Awakening, Facade and Epiphany by Ashley Suzanne <— Toski found us this boxed set!
  • Being There by T.K. Rapp <— Kat found us this deal! Longtime love… lost. And now she’s twenty five, and working hard. “The only thing that can drag her away is the annual girls’ weekend, which comes at the best possible time, because Cass has just learned life-altering news. With the most recent blow to her life looming overhead, will the getaway with her closest friends change her outlook on life?
  • Easy (Contours of the Heart) by Tammara Webber <— Stephanie found us this older favorite. I loved it (my review) and book #2 will be out next week!
  • Stolen Grace by Arianne Richmonde <— Kat found us this deal, and that synopsis sounds *eeeeeep-worthy!!*. Great reviews so far, too! “Sylvia and Tommy Garland and their five-year-old daughter Grace have moved from the bright lights of New York City to the peaceful wilderness of the Wyoming countryside. But with the recession on their heels, Tommy leaves for LA for a job interview, and Ruth, a friend of Sylvia’s comes to stay. In an unexpected turn of events, a family tragedy forces Sylvia to leave Ruth in charge of little Grace for just one day. A decision that will tear their lives apart. Stolen Grace is a roller coaster of emotions with twists and turns, a tale of lies and deception, of redemption and forgiveness. And ultimately, a story about love.” I wanna read it!!
  • Very Bad Things (Briarcrest Academy) by Ilsa Madden-Mills <—- Andrea found us this super-bargain! “Maryse, I can’t remember if you’ve read it or not, but my girls and I LOVED Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills ! It’s on sale right now for 99 cents! PS it’s a standalone and the first book in the Briarcrest Academy series. Book 2, Very Wicked Things is set to release 5/20” and Erin says: “One of my absolutely fav books ever! I love Leo and Nora!! Can’t wait for Very Wicked Things!” Thanks guys! I enjoyed it, too (my review).
  • The Chasing Series Bundle by Pamela Ann <— Kat found us this whole series bundled! And Diane says: “Amazing series!!! Sexy scenes, alpha male, strong female lead. Can’t beat for the price.”
  • Take a Chance: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Series) by Abbi Glines <— From her HUGELY popular series. :D
  • Fall For Me (The Rock Gods) by Ann Lister <— Stephanie found out that this M/M read is on sale right now! Great reviews! :D
  • Take What You Want (The Rock Gods) by Ann Lister <— And this one, too!
              

PARANORMAL

              

CONTEMPORARY

  • Alpha by Jasinda Wilder <— This is the one I’ve been anxious for, and it’s finally out! She receives 4 mysterious checks in the mail (with 4 words: You. Belong. To. Me.). She cashes them, and then one day… a limo comes to pick her up. “A driver stood in front of me, and he spoke six words: “It’s time to pay your debt.”"
  • Secret Alpha (A is for Alpha Male #2) by Laurel Curtis <— I want to read the synopsis so bad, but the author indicates that #1 (A is for Alpha Male) must be read first. Which sounds great considering it’s about a mother and daughter that go on a road trip hoping to find their own version of a real-life “Kristen Ashley” alpha male. ;)
  • A Husband’s Regret (The Unwanted Series) by Natasha Anders <— “Bryce’s rage over his impending fatherhood touched off a chain reaction of emotional and physical traumas that wounded them both. For Bronwyn, it meant fleeing the perfect marriage to start over with nothing but a precocious daughter named Kayla to care for…“ Can be read as a standalone, but book #1 was well loved by many. Here is the Unwanted Series Reading Order.
  • Nash: A Marked Men Novel by Jay Crownover <— “She doesn’t need a guy making waves in her calm, serene life—especially when he’s the unforgettable hottie who nearly destroyed her in high school. Dark, brooding Nash Donovan might not remember her or the terrible pain he caused. But he turned her world upside down . . . and now he’s trying to do it again.” Jean says: “Nash!! I’ve been waiting for this for forever! And Maryse, they should really not be read as standalones. The characters from each book continue through the series. YOU WOULD LOVE THEM! Can’t believe you haven’t read Rule (the 1st book) yet….it is so up your alley…they basically can’t stand each other in the beginning and I KNOW you love that type of relationship!” <— YES ma’am I do!! :D Here is the Marked Men Series Reading Order
  • Searching for Perfect by Jennifer Probst
  • Silver Bay: A Novel by Jojo Moyes
  • Take Me for Granted by K.A. Linde <—- BAD BOY ALERT!!! ;) ”Manwhore. Adrenaline junkie. Lead singer of ContraBand. What you see is what you get. I make no apologies for my actions, and by now no one expects any from me. I live my life the way I want and as long as it pushes the demons back, then I’m solid. I’ve never needed a chick for more than a good lay. Why would I need just one when I can have a different one every night? Until she walks into my world.
  • Done With Love (a What’s Love??? novel) by Niecey Roy
  • Out of Mind (#3) by Jen McLaughlin
  • Cinderella Sidelined by Carly Syms <— “I’m the girl you hated in high school. You know, the one with the hot boyfriend, the college scholarship, the flawless skin, the perfect life. I go to the best parties. I hang out with the coolest people. And I don’t worry about a thing. I’m a star volleyball player, a two-time state champion, and my future is sure to be better than everyone else’s. Until I lose it all. A freak injury, and now I’m left fighting to hold on to everything I once knew…
  • Finding Spencer (B&S Series #1.5) by Kimberly Knight
  • The Broken (The Apostles) by Shelley Coriell
  • Scarred (Breaking the Rules Series #3) by K. Webster (not a standalone)
  • Back to You (Dreams #1.5) by Faith Andrews <— This is the follow up to that angsty one above in the bargain section (her husband and her old high school crush…)
  • Out of Control (A Babysitting a Billionaire Novel) (Entangled Brazen) by Nina Croft <—”When his most recent movie stirs up the wrong kind of attention, the kind that includes an attempt on his life, he hires a friend’s company to locate the threat. The pint-sized redhead assigned to protect him isn’t what he expects—or wants.”
  • Burn Me by Shelley Watters <— FIREFIGHTER romance!
  • Here to Stay (Where Love Begins Book #2) by Melissa Tagg
  • The House on Blackberry Hill: Jewell Cove #1 (Jewel Cove) by Donna Alward
  • Monster in His Eyes by J.M. Darhower <— DARK SOUNDING READ!! “He has secrets, secrets I can’t fathom, secrets that make it so I can’t walk away, no matter how much I beg him to let me go. I see it sometimes in his eyes, a darkness that’s both terrifying and thrilling. He’s a monster, wrapped up in a pretty package, and what I find when I unmask him changes everything. I want to hate him. Sometimes, I do. But it doesn’t stop me from loving him, too.“ *eeeeeep!!!!!* Stacey says: “I wasted the entire day today, sitting around reading Monster In His Eyes, and I don’t regret a single second of it! The book was AMAZING! It had me from the prologue in an instant with an uncomfortable feeling in my tummy where I just knew it was going to stretch my limits. And boy did it. In the best way possible. READ IT! I know you’ll love it!”
  • No Sunshine When She’s Gone by Kate Angell
  • One More Last Chance (A Place to Call Home Book #2): A Novel by Cathleen Armstrong
  • At Any Turn (Gaming The System #2) by Brenna Aubrey
  • It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole <— BIKER ALERT (plus a sort of… “runaway” heroine) —> He’s a bad-ass biker in a motorcycle club and she’s super-sheltered from a strict religious commune… “Fleeing the absolute safety of all she has ever known, Salome is thrust into the world outside, a frightening world full of uncertainty and sin; into the protective arms of a person she believed she would never see again.” <— Lise says: “Reading ‘It Ain’t Me, Babe’ and loving this MC book. I know just the list you will place this one in, Maryse…” and Tiffany says: “Just Finished It ain’t me Babe and It was it Was a Very Good MC book..Different Twist with the whole Cult thing! Loved It!” and Yvette says: “I’m reading It ain’t me babe by Tillie Cole!! Oh my River is super yummy!! Maryse I believe you will be swooning over him!!!! I’m 50% and can not put this one down!!!” <— You guys are KILLING me!!! :D !!!!! I’m wayyyyy to excited.
  • The Proposition 4: The Ferro Family (The Proposition: The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward
  • The Resistance by S.L. Scott <— Brooding BAD BOY ALERT! <— this is the one I’m reading right now!! :D Especially once Flavia said: “The Resistance is AMAZING! And you can find everything there: angst, love, sexyness, hot rock star, strong female character, a “OMFG! Did that just happend?” twist and did I say hot rock star?” I LOVE rock stars and I love twists even more!! Or at least the same. ;)
  • Beautiful Ink by Nicole Reed <— BIKER BOOK ALERT!??? I couldn’t tell from the blurb but I could tell… family issues (running from?). Kristen says: “Beautiful Ink by Nicole Reed… fantastic. Loved every minute of it and fell hard for one of the characters.” and Kodi says: “Stop what you are doing and go read Beautiful Ink by Nicole Reed. I have loved all her books but she has set the roof on fire with this one! A MUST read Maryse!!!” and then Janet says: “I agree. I’d put this one on the top shelf with Madeline Sheehan and Motorcycle Man for MC books” :D !!!!! OMG you guys have just very much excited me for this one….
  • Every Part of You by Megan Hart <— Hrmmmm…. BDSMish? “Thrown together by circumstances he’d never have imagined, Elliott isn’t sure what to think about Simone. She’s nothing like the women he normally dates, but something about her draws him in until he can’t stop himself from wanting her…until their goodnight kiss becomes something harder. Harsher.  Simone responds to his rough hands as no woman ever has, and Elliott’s not ready to pursue what he’s always told himself is wrong.
  • Flirting with Forever (Everson, Texas) by Molly Cannon
  • Gathering Shadows (Finding Sanctuary Book #1) by Nancy Mehl
  • Half Moon Harbor (The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove) by Donna Kauffman
  • Hearts Afire by Sara Luck
  • A Family Affair by Fern Michaels <— an American dancer that is wooed by a foreign prince. “After a breathtaking visit to Malik’s kingdom culminates in a marriage proposal, Trish attempts to adjust to an opulent new lifestyle complete with servants, sumptuous surroundings, and vast wealth. None of that matters to Trish as much as Malik’s love… Yet Trish’s new life will have challenges too–adjusting to a new and complex culture, to the myriad demands of Malik’s royal position, and to the expectations she faces as his wife.
  • The Education of Sebastian & The Education of Caroline (combined edition): The Education Series (combined edition with bonus chapters) (The Education of…) by Jayne Harvey-Berrick <— re-released in two-book combo form!
  • Loch and Key (The McLaughlins) by Shelli Stevens <— “…when a sexy Navy guy who waltzes into the family pub doesn’t hesitate to makes his interest known, no amount of mental red flags are enough to keep her from being tempted to dip a toe back into the dating pool.
  • Risqué by Mia Michelle, Jennifer Foor, Stacey Lynn, Hilary Storrn, TH Snyder, Lexi Buchanan, Missy Johnson, Amanda Bennett <— A new anthology with EIGHT full length books (by some of our fav authors)!! :D
  • Meant to Be Mine (A Porter Family Novel Book #2) by Becky Wade <— Oh this one sounds fun! She’s been into him for years, (but not him into her) but then, they meet again, in Vegas and… “The next morning they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality. Celia’s ready to be Ty’s wife, but Ty’s not ready to be her husband. He’s a professional bull rider, he lives on the road, and he’s long planned to settle down with the hometown girl he’s known since childhood.” <— OH noooooooooo. YAY!! So much angst-potential!
  • One Perfect Spring: A Novel by Irene Hannon
  • She’s All That (Club 3) by Cathryn Cade
  • Silver Bullets by Suzetta Perkins
  • Non-Stop Till Tokyo by KJ Charles <– “Trapped in rural Japan with the gangsters closing in, Kerry doesn’t stand a chance. Then help arrives in the menacing form of Chanko, a Samoan-American ex-sumo wrestler with a bad attitude, a lot of secrets, and a mission she doesn’t understand. Kerry doesn’t get involved with dangerous men. Then again, she’s never had one on her side before. And the big, taciturn fighter seems determined to save her life, even if they rub each other the wrong way.
  • Spun by Catherine McKenzie
  • Summer Days by Lisa Jackson
  • Tangled Thing Called Love: Life and Love on the Lam (A Loveswept Contemporary Romance) by Julie Rosetti
  • The Best Friend (Sister Series, #3) by Leanne Davis <— “Until one day she runs into her adolescent friend, Tony Lindstrom and realizes the catastrophic circumstances that have ended his service in the United States Army. It has been two years since the end of Tony’s professional career, and life as he knew it. But he has done nothing to accept what happened to him, or even begun to learn how to live with it… …Tony can’t contemplate anything with Gretchen because to him, what good is a man who is incomplete on the outside, but completely broken inside?
  • Fall With Me (Entangled Embrace) by Julia Patricka <— “Dumped by her college boyfriend for her best friend, the last thing Jenna Brandt needs to deal with is working beside her backstabbing-BFF’s hotter-than-hot brother. But when he offers her a chance to get some revenge on her ex, she can hardly say no–even if spending more time with Sutton puts her heart in jeopardy all over again.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For (Wishes) by Jade C. Jamison <— Oooh! College student hired by a married woman to “trick” her husband to prove he’s a cheater… “Jessica succeeds but discovers something else—she and Kage are soulmates, destined to find each other. But as they attempt to carve out their places in each other’s lives, Jessica finds herself plagued with doubts, and she begins to suspect that Kage is once a cheater, always a cheater. Can their relationship survive or was it doomed from the start?
  • His to Keep (an Out of Uniform novella) (Entangled Brazen) by Katee Robert <— “After years of waiting in painful silence, police officer Aaron Robinson finally has Marcy’s attention. And man, does he have it. But nothing could have prepared either of them for the rush of fiery lust between them. So he’ll just have to convince Marcy he’s for real.”
  • Unbreakable Hearts (CEP) by Harper Bentley

                                             

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Heather April 29, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Just started Monster In His Eyes, just a few pages in… Characters are talking about attending an 80′s party because it would be “fun” since they weren’t even born then… Lol, yikes! First time a book has made me feel old!!

Lauren April 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Abbi Gline’s Take a Chance- A Rosemary Beach Novel (Grant & Harlow) is $1.99. Not sure what it was before but hers are usually in the $3.99-6.99 range.

rori April 29, 2014 at 11:44 AM

I don’t even know where to start with all these new releases.

Maryse April 29, 2014 at 12:19 PM

LOL Heather!!! Yah… I’m always shocked when I hear of teens (my friend’s kids) that were born the year I graduated high school. GAH! :P

Maryse April 29, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Thanks Lauren! I’ve got that one listed. :D

Rori… they all look too delicious, don’t they?

Shanda Hernandez April 29, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Beautiful Ink was fabulous! It is an MC book but not what you are used to. It is a girl desperate to escape the life even if she has to die to do it. I freaking loved it.

Maryjo April 29, 2014 at 12:43 PM

I OVE this list!!! Maryse, you’re the best!

Maryse April 29, 2014 at 12:44 PM

My pleasure my friends!! I get a ton of use out of it, myself. :D

Maryse April 29, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Thanks Shanda! That helps a ton… I’m definitely giving it a go!

Cari April 29, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins also came out today. It’s more YA but I really enjoyed books 1 and 2. Looking forward to this conclusion. :)

Amy April 29, 2014 at 1:06 PM

I just have to say that the third paragraph above – the one where you are comparing ebooks to chocolates – is freaking awesome, LOL!! That really makes me feel like I’m not the only one who gets hyper around here. ;)

Um, a bit of unsolicited advice here – when they say not to get a Brazilian in the four days before your monthly b*tch…er, visitor arrives, listen to them. Seriously. There’s a reason they say that. :/

Amy April 29, 2014 at 1:07 PM

*That’s supposed to be a grimace above. I’m too cranky to figure out the emoticon for it right now :P

Carol April 29, 2014 at 1:12 PM

I seriously don’t know what to start…..

Maryse April 29, 2014 at 1:14 PM

haha Amy!!!!! Sorry I’m laughing at your pain… but at least, you know… it’s done, now. ;)

Now YOU need a box of chocolates to ease your pain. And a box of ebooks.

Now… question… and should I even ask? So, like… er… what “happens” when that happens? Wait wait. I probably have already put too much “image” in our heads.

Lauren April 29, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Heather, my 17yr old thinks Gun & Roses & Motley Crüe are “old people music”.

Jean April 29, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Nash!! I’ve been waiting for this for forever! And Maryse, they should really not be read as standalones. The characters from each book continue through the series. YOU WOULD LOVE THEM! Can’t believe you haven’t read Rule (the 1st book) yet….it is so up your alley…they basically can’t stand each other in the beginning and I KNOW you love that type of relationship!

rfirasek April 29, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I’ve been waiting on Nash too! But, I also have a new release today to share and it’s on sale! :) .99 for The Sin Circus Anthology. Eight fab stories of sinfully dark circus tales. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JZ4DMES *muah* Everyone!

Maryse April 29, 2014 at 2:05 PM

I DO love that Jean!!!! Okay lemme go edit my post and get Rule to the top of my TBR list. :D

Jean April 29, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Yay Maryse! You are a good girl!

Jean April 29, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Seriously Maryse, Rule, Jet, Rome….and now Nash! You need to get into this series! PLEASE??!?!?

Amy April 29, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Oh, *please* feel free to laugh away at me because I know better and yet still went through with it outside of my regular “timeframe” for waxing. Okay, I’m really going to try and censor my response, but let me put it this way – for me, everything is more…um…sensitive down there a few days before the dam breaks, so waxing goes from just being uncomfortable to being downright f*#@ing ouch!!!

The best part though? I made my best friend pee her pants with my outburst of creative swearing. She owns the salon and is the only person, aside from my husband and GYN, who is allowed to get up close and personal with my lady bits. So, no, it is not awkward. ;)

And I will take those boxes of chocolates and ebooks, thankyouverymuch!! Hey, throw in a chocolate martini while you’re at it, pretty please. :D I’m going to go grab my manatee and start Alpha. I’m putting The Resistance on hold for now… :P

Jean April 29, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Amy, too funny! I hope you are feeling better “down there”! Haha!

Amy April 29, 2014 at 3:34 PM

I’m definitely getting there, Jean, because there is a bag of peas with my name on it, lol! I’m serious, it literally has my name on it so that my husband doesn’t try to cook them. *hee hee*

Jean April 29, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Hahaha! A friend had a vasectomy and used the good old bag of peas!! He thought his wife would still use them after that….um NO!

Maryse April 29, 2014 at 4:08 PM

*snort*

You guys kill me!!! I heart y’all!!

Chocolate martini coming right up…

Oh Ohhhhhh LOL!!!! Look what I just found. Serves TWO purposes… ’cause it’s frozen. Get it? Bwahahahahahahahah!!!

http://passthesushi.com/chocolate-martini-pudding-pops/

Amy April 29, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Ewwww, Jean!!! LOL!! :P

Jean April 29, 2014 at 4:49 PM

I am laughing so hard right now! You guys are great! Hey I shifted my TBR list and started Alpha…..whoa this is good so far and I usually have some guesses as to where it’s going but I’m clueless!

Amy April 29, 2014 at 4:57 PM

OMG, Maryse!! All I saw was “sushi” when I first glanced at that link! LOL!! Come on, given the topic at hand you know it’s not that much of a stretch. :P That recipe is crazy amazing – I’m saving that one! *drooling*

And oh, I get it! You totally just made my day – I’m seriously cackling right now!! (yep, I’m sounding like a hot mess right now)

Amy April 29, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Woo-hoo! We’re having a clueless Alpha gathering complete with frozen peas and chocolate martini pudding pops. Yeah! party in Amy’s corner!! :D What the sh!t are you ladies doing to me today…

Sasha April 29, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Wow…I was feeling kinda over all the biker boys, but “It Ain’t Me Babe” was sooooooooo freaking good! Styx (*sighs”)
I had actually tried reading one of the author’s books last year (eternally something??) and to be honest, I didn’t finish it. Really pleasantly surprised with this book and it had better continue on to become a series! I’m really hoping for a certain tortured character to be the next book’s main hero.

Maryse April 29, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Amy it’s the chocolate marines!

Maryse April 29, 2014 at 5:36 PM

LoL!!! Hahahah whooooops I meant martinis (stupid autocorrect!) but hey the marines are invited, too! ;)

Maryse April 29, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Sasha!! Soooooo good to know. I’m hearing only awesomeness when it comes to that book. My week is totally made with these releases. :D

Amy April 29, 2014 at 6:32 PM

LOL!!! I was thinking of bumping up an MC book on my TBR list (thank you Sasha!) but one with a man in uniform sounds delicious. :D Do we have some marines at our party now?!? *giggle* Chocolate and marines and martinis…oh my…

Donna Jo April 29, 2014 at 7:18 PM

You are so killing me with you lists will check back tomorrow to write down some of the titles. Went to bn today like I need anymore books got ten tiny breaths by ka tucker. Deeper by robin York, sempre by j m darkowner, and wait for you by j Lynn just because they looked good

yashira April 29, 2014 at 7:48 PM

I just finished Alpha by jasinda wilder and The resistance by j s Scott. Maryse just be prepared to jump in to a cold shower because the scenes in alpha were HOT!! I loved the angst in the resistance I was so drawn to the story I was yelling at my kindle on many occasions. ( Don’t do it, don’t do it, not the neighbor) so I’ve had quite an eventful day.This list rocks and can’t wait to read few more, I might have gone a little crazy one clicking on Amazon.

Heather April 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Going thru books like a madman this week! Just finished Monster In His Eyes.. Whoa! Crazy stuff but loved it, of course.. Cannot wait for the next book!!!!! Going to hold back on the one-clicking for a few days.. Maybe? :(

Maryse April 29, 2014 at 9:33 PM

I totally just drank TWO chocolate martinis and they were a bit strong, if you ask me…

*sideeyes husband*

Tee hee!!! *giggle* *snort* *snuffle* Okay.. yah. They were string.

I mean strong. ;)

Wait. Where’d all the marines go? :|

Maryse April 29, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Ohhh Donna you got some good ones!!!!! I’ve reviewed at least 3 of ‘em and loved ‘em. :D

Maryse April 29, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Yashira… yep this list is reaping some HUGE reader reactions by way of OMG *this book rocked*. And so many seem to all be on that same level..

Maryse April 29, 2014 at 9:37 PM

hah! Heather. No. That probably won’t happen. :lol: *snort*

Amy April 29, 2014 at 11:17 PM

And here I was beginning to think I was the only one getting sloshed tonight. *hiccup* Looks like I’m not the only one whose hubby was sent out for some chocolate liqueur, lol!

Ya know, side-eying the husband can lead to some sexy time! :P *giggle*

Aw crap, the marines? Ummmm…*bonk* nope, didn’t jump back in my ipad. *snicker* Maybe they ran out to get some strawberry liqueur for us…mmmm, chocolate-covered strawberry martinis…

Oh wow, autocorrect is saving my a** right now… ;) Nighty-night and sexy dreams! :P Or reality. Whatever. *hee hee*

Clare April 30, 2014 at 3:23 AM

It Ain’s me Babe was fantastic!!! A real twist on the normal MC book. And there were plot twists that I totally didn’t see coming!! Bump it up your TBR list Maryse!! :)

Jean April 30, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Amy, how far did you get in Alpha? I am at like 38% and still clueless…..this book is hot, but it’s making me nuts at the same time! I was just wondering….

Michelle Rhodes April 30, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Just read Beautiful Ink and loved it!! I had a book hangover from Love, in English and Crazy Good and this book was the equivalent of the morning after Bloody Mary to pull me right out of it.

Amy April 30, 2014 at 11:29 AM

*snicker* Not very far, Jean. I got carried away with the chocolate martinis last night – I only have a little less than half of a bottle of Godiva liqueur left now. ;) See my drunken post above and that should give you an idea of why I gave up trying to read last night. So embarrassing! *blushing* I’m nursing my craptastic mood today with a bottle of Motrin and my ipad, so I’ll let you know this evening how Alpha is going!

Amy April 30, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Did someone say Bloody Mary?!? *perking up*

Donna April 30, 2014 at 11:44 AM

I wonder why the one jumped in my basket oh yeah there was a review of your’s on the cover. LOL. who knows when I’ll get to read them. lately it seems I’m so behind with being away around Easter for 7 days without internet. talk about withdrawal. i came back to a pile up of arcs that had to be read/review. I feel all I’m doing is jumping from book to book without finishing anything. plus I’m behind on my written book journal and the one on goodreads for finished books. but today it’s raining so what should I do get offline and get reading (under a blanklet so I’m now and cozy)

Donna April 30, 2014 at 11:47 AM

I think I got at least 5 books currently trying to read if not more that I put to the side until I do some catching up.

Jean April 30, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Ha Amy! I was laughing at you guys last night…wish I could have joined the “party”! Oh and the Bloody Mary comment….lol…I just downloaded Beautiful Ink…definitely reading that one next!! Hearing so many great things about it! Hope you are feeling better after the Motrin!

Amy April 30, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Thanks, Jean. :) I snagged Beautiful Ink as well! Looks good, right? Okay, diving back in to Alpha now…

Jean April 30, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Amy, I’ll be curious to get your thoughts on Alpha….

Maryse April 30, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Amy I’m a little er… dippy today. ;) I finished “The Resistance”… but only this morning. Last night was chocolately. LOL!

Maryse April 30, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Today I’m starting “It Ain’t Me, babe”. Toooo many awesome comments about how it is exactly what we love. Reminiscent of some of our fav MC books. I’m totally in the mood for exactly that.

But first I gotta get outta this marine fog… er I mean, morning after martini fog. ;)

Maryse April 30, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Donna! LOL! I get you… I’ve got so many I wanna read, it’s crazy. But that’s a good kind of crazy, if you ask me. :D

Maryse April 30, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Jean… keep me updated on Alpha. I’m excited to start it, too!

Brenda April 30, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Just finished Against the Cage by Sidney Halston. LOVED IT! I like when the characters are old enough to have crazy sex. LOL. Sometimes I feel weird about these 20 year olds doing freaky things. hahaha. Anyway…LOVED IT. Different kind of fighter book, but really loved it.

Donna April 30, 2014 at 1:34 PM

I will tell you what my late time or it seems lately when I wake in the middle of if night book Misbehaving by Trfffany Reisz think it’s the first book I reading of her’s. If I sat and read it for a length of time I could problaby finish it I’m at the 1/2 way point.

Brenda April 30, 2014 at 1:51 PM

I read “it ain’t me baby” its great. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts, Maryse

Jean April 30, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Okay, I just checked out It Ain’t Me Babe and I am in! Was going to start Beautiful Ink next, but after reading that blurb, I am excited! Looks so different! I must admit, I am at almost 50% into Alpha, and although there is some hot scenes, I’m not feeling it yet…..but still have no idea how it will all play out so I keep flipping pages….nothing has been revealed up to this point! Ugh!

Maryse April 30, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Jean… I hear it’s a good cross of our FAV MC books (a la Motorcycle Man & Madeline Sheehan’s books) but with that touch of “Archer’s Voice”. That SOLD me!!!!

Jean April 30, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Yay! I just bought it and am starting it tonight!

And, don’t kill me but I haven’t read Motorcycle Man yet (I can hear you cursing me under your breath….). I know, I know, it’s been on my TBR for a LONG time, but I loved Madeline’s books!

Amy April 30, 2014 at 2:21 PM

I’m really trying to keep my focus on Alpha right now but I’m struggling. I don’t think it is the book itself, I think it is just me. Scratch that, I’m blaming the marines that Maryse invited last night. :P Hubby is bringing me some spicy V8 soon so we’ll see if that helps any. Lord, that sounds soooo good right now…

If I can’t stick it out with Alpha, I’m starting either It Ain’t Me, Babe or Beautiful Ink. I need some MC love after *finally* watching the season finale of SOA. Dude! DUDE! Dafuq!!! Oh my heart *sob*

Jean April 30, 2014 at 2:23 PM

No Amy, it’s not you, I am struggling somewhat also, but intrigued to find out what the hell is going on…..I can’t just not finish a book….need to get to the end so I can move on! Haha!

Amy April 30, 2014 at 2:32 PM

So…what you’re saying is It Ain’t Me, Babe? *cue the collective groan*

*snort* I know, that was so freaking corny…

Jean April 30, 2014 at 2:33 PM

LOL hahahahaha!! That was great!

Amy April 30, 2014 at 2:39 PM

:P Heading back to my blanket cave now…

Amy April 30, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Oh, before I go though…Maryse, how was The Resistance? Is it a must-read-now or a should-read-soon?

Maryse April 30, 2014 at 3:16 PM

LOL Amy… Perfectly timed response. I love your brand of humor, and I can’t wait to get back to my blanket cave. And eat breakfast for supper. Craving that big time. Greasy yummy.

The Resistance was good (I’d say 4 stars). Good writing, good story, and definitely a few angst-ridden situations. Yep good read. Didn’t emotionally overload or addict me, so I was able to put it down, though.

Sharon Chalk April 30, 2014 at 3:17 PM

I am SO glad I didn’t skip this list today because I got down to Once Bitten,Twice Burned by Cynthia Eden showed it came out and I had pre-ordered it and it was not on my kindle–Major panic attack,called amazon and they said it got stuck in the que,something about because I had preordered Alpha by Jasinda Wilder the same day–makes no sense to me but now I have to decide which one Im going to stay up all night reading!!!!!! So glad I get your blog!!!!! ok Once Bitten Twice Burned just won lol off to read and Alpha tomorrow,not going to be sleeping much lol

Amy April 30, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Oh my…blanket caves and bacon *drool*

Barbara April 30, 2014 at 6:01 PM

I loved Unbreakable Hearts (CEP) by Harper Bentley! I also broke my finger one clicking but I thank you so much for listing all these!

Kim Box Person April 30, 2014 at 11:10 PM

If you find room you should totally read It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole….It’s unlike any other MC book I’ve ever read!!! I was blown away!!! Dark, gritty, violent, down and dirty & sweet & sexy at times!!! I know that sounds strange but the story of how they first met is sweet!!!!

Jean May 2, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Maryse and Amy, hope you are reading It Ain’t Me Babe!! Started last night and COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!! This is the exact kind of read I was looking for and so excited for everyone to read it!

Donna May 2, 2014 at 10:22 AM

okay I just got copies of the marked men, Alpha, It ain’t me babe, take me for granted, the resistance, I finished Mishaving by Riesz last night so I have to spot I can squeeze somethng in for late night reading what should I go for?

Jean May 2, 2014 at 11:02 AM

The Marked Men series is awesome! But, I am reading It Ain’t Me Babe right now and also highly recommend that one Donna! Happy reading!

Donna May 2, 2014 at 11:12 AM

okay I’m going to do It ain’t me babe first. gotta get offline and start reading the arcs I have to do so I can start this book tonight.

Amy May 2, 2014 at 11:14 AM

I was planning on starting IAMB tonight, Jean. I’m finishing up Beautiful Ink right now – it’s definitely not our typical MC book!

Jean May 2, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Oh Amy I downloaded Beautiful Ink too! How are you liking I? It’s high on my TBR list, BUT I AM LOVING IT AIN’T ME BABE…..it is also different than our usual MC books!

Jean May 2, 2014 at 11:18 AM

*it?

Amy May 2, 2014 at 12:08 PM

It’s really good, Jean! You definitely should bump it up on your TBR list. I heard there is no cliffhanger so it’s “safe” – I’m soooo not in the mood for a cliffhanger. ;)

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