Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – December 15th 2015

by Maryse on December 15, 2015 · 221 comments

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<— BREAKING NEWS WEDNESDAY EVENING UPDATES!! A few more new releases that we’ve been waiting for and some super-sales that cannot be missed!

  1. Happily Ever After: A Day in the Life of the HEA by J.A. Huss <— Look what went live: Happily Ever After: A Day in the Life of the HEA by JA Huss. Looks like there’s trouble in paradise. ;)  YAY!
  2. Solid: 2 1/2 (Twin Duo Book 3) by Jettie Woodruff <— remember “Suit” and “Slut”? Well here is #2.5!! Just went live today! (reading order)
  3. The Deal (Off-Campus Book 1) by Elle Kennedy <— MY RECENT 5-STAR FAVORITE is on super-bargain sale. And I mean rock bottom!!! GET IT. (my review)
  4. The Sinners on Tour Boxed Set by Olivia Cunning <— Fantastic rock star series that started me on my rock star indie-reading journey!!! I’m not kidding. Book #1… was my VERY FIRST contemporary romance indie-book that I read. And it’s been bundled and on super-sale right now. I must insist. P.S. It is SO FREAKING STEAMY!!!! Just sayin’ ;)  Tee hee! (my review of book #1)
  5. Barely Breathing by Brenda Rothert <— super bargain priced! He’s angry and brooding and people think he’s mean! “My world revolves around righting the wrongs of my past. Atoning for my selfish stupidity. And it’s enough. Until I meet Viv – a woman who sees right through me. She’s not scared or intimidated. A woman like her is way too good for a man like me.”
    

 

Okay and now back to our regularly scheduled “TUESDAY NEW RELEASES” list :D

Just a few more sleeps until Christmas!!! 10!!! 9 sleeps? Er… anyway! LOL! My sister AND my niece will be spending the entire holiday with me, and I can’t wait. Holidays aren’t always the easiest when your entire family lives in another country, but I am so blessed that they are coming here! You guys met her a couple of months when she gave us her “Saturday Reader Favorites list” (she was focused on Stephen King that day, ’cause it was close to Halloween). Remember?

I’m still waiting for their gifts to get here so I can wrap ‘em. I’m so excited!! A little nervous, time-wise, but there’s still time for the gifts to get here… right? YES!

➜ Amazon says that as of today, you still have 7 days left to order for Christmas. Here’s their Amazon Prime shipping breakdown for the next few days!

➜ And if you’re cutting it down to the wire, you can always Email an Amazon Gift Card. I LOVE gift cards, especially to Amazon!! Or you can give the gift of a Prime Membership, too!! Both, an amazing, so useable treat!

➜ OH AND! I’m posting the Kindle Fire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB release again, ’cause the deal is too great! Wondering if this is the one for you? Check this out: Reader Question… Which Kindle should I buy?

THIS COUPON CODE EXPIRES TOMORROW!! Take an extra 25% off COUPON CODE on Amazon for any book! Check out the details, here (and the coupon code too)!!

➜ You can also check out all of TODAY’S AMAZON DAILY DEALS <— includes anything and everything in this category (electronics, video games, clothes, cool house gadgets) and a few of the Fires and Paperwhites are on sale, too!

Don’t forget to also check out yesterday’s 10 early bird book releases ’cause they look awesome!

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

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

AUDIOBOOK LOVERS

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

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!
  1. The Lightning-Struck Heart by T.J. Kline <— M/M ROMANCE!
  2. Stars & Stripes by Abigail Roux <— M/M ROMANCE!
  3. Touch & Geaux: Cut & Run Series, Book 7 by Abigail Roux <— M/M ROMANCE!
  4. Sweep in Peace: Innkeeper Chronicles, Volume 2 by Ilona Andrews
  5. Pia Does Hollywood: Elder Races by Thea Harrison
  6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  7. Sweet Ruin: Immortals After Dark, Book 16 by Kresley Cole
  8. Blood Kiss: Black Dagger Legacy, Book 1 by J.R. Ward
      

 

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

  1. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley <—AUTHOR/SCOTTISH TIME TRAVEL! AND!! Super-bargain priced!!! ”Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write. But when she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction, Carrie wonders if she might be dealing with ancestral memory, making her the only living person who knows the truth-the ultimate betrayal-that happened all those years ago, and that knowledge comes very close to destroying her…
  2. Knight (The Unfinished Heroes Series Book 1) by Kristen Ashley <— KRISTEN ASHLEY SALE ALERT! Lauren found us deals!!! “Knight AND Creed from The Unfinished Heroes Series by Kristen Ashley…”
  3. Creed (The Unfinished Heroes Series Book 2) by Kristen Ashley <— KRISTEN ASHLEY ALERT!! Here’s the next one. :D
  4. Hearts in Darkness (Hearts in Darkness Duet Book 1) by Laura Kaye <— SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED MUST READ!!! Two strangers get stuck in a pitch-black elevator together!!!!! SO SO SOOOOOO GOOD (my review) and a follow up sequel is coming out soon. I will DEVOUR that one! And here is #2′s pre-order link —> Love in the Light (Hearts in Darkness Duet Book 2)
  5. Beautifully Awake by Riley Mackenzie <— Jill found us these!! “just heard Beautifully Awake and Beautifully Done by Riley Mackenzie are on sale… in anticipation for their new standalone Abruption releasing January 5th!”
  6. Beautifully Done (Beautifully Awake Book 2) by Riley Mackenzie <— and here’s #2 while we await #3…
  7. Unwritten by Lauren Runow <— Nancy found us these! “I love finding new Indie authors and recently finished Unwritten by Lauren Runow which is bargain priced… It is so good and it does end in a cliffhanger but the 2nd book came out Dec 1st…”
  8. Rewritten (Unwritten Book 2) by Lauren Runow <— and here is the sequel!
  9. Left: A Novel <— SOUNDS HARROWING and DEVASTATING!!! Super-bargain priced today! She’s a single mother with two daughters raising them despite the hardships and circumstances… “She promises . . . and they believe. Until the morning an obituary in the newspaper changes everything. Therese immediately knows what she has to do. She cannot delay what she has planned, and she cannot find the words to explain her heartbreaking decision to her daughters. She considers her responsibilities, her girls, and her promise. Then she does the only thing that any real mother would do. She goes on the run with one daughter . . . and abandons the other…” <— GAH!!! WHAT?!!!!
  10. The Complete Knight Trilogy: The USA Today Best-selling Lucien Knight Erotic Series by Kitty French <— Kat found us these (bundled series bargain priced!) and Lauren is THRILLED! “Thanks you!!! I have been waiting on these to go down for over a year!!!”
  11. King by T.M. Frazier <— Theresa found out this one is bargain priced right now!
          

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN

  1. Fractured (The Deep in Your Veins Series Book 5) by Suzanne Wright
  2. Eerie by C.M. McCoy
  3. Light Fantastique (Aether Psychics) by Cecilia Dominic
  4. Smoldering Hunger: Part 2 (Dark Kings) by Donna Grant
  5. Something Wicked (Naughty Little Witch Book 1) by Sorcha McInnes
  6. House of Pawns (House of Royals Book 2) by Keary Taylor
  7. Jett’s Wild Wolf: Mystic Wolves Book 3 by Elle Boon
  8. Love Beyond Belief (A Scottish Time Travel Romance): Book 7 (Morna’s Legacy Series) by Bethany Claire <— SHE GETS A CHEF JOB AT A SCOTTISH CASTLE and he travels through time each night to protect his castle… “As their feelings for one another grow, so does an unseen threat that could destroy any chance they have at happiness together. Will the truth be discovered before it’s too late, or will an enemy they never expected ruin them all?”
  9. BETRAYED (The Caged Series Book 9) by Amber Lynn Natusch
  10. A Fashionably Dead Christmas: Hot Damned Series, Book 5 by Robyn Peterman
  11. Hard Games (The Hidden Talents Trilogy Book 3) by Claire Cray
  12. Feral: Book One in the Shelter Series by Kate Sherwood
  13. Voices Carry: A Rock and Roll Fantasy by Diane Rinella
  14. Dragon in the Rough (Elders Enterprises Book 1) by Jo Vanz
  15. Blood Orchid (Shadows) by Jenna Ryan
  16. Well of Tears (Empath Book 3) by Dawn Peers
               

 

CONTEMPORARY

  1. Kandace and the Beast by Shay Savage <— Last night SURPRISE!!!  (I didn’t know!!), and the main character is one of my dear friends (and one of OUR fellow readers right here on the page)!!!! Kandace is fighting cancer right now, and all proceeds will go to her medical expenses. GAH! I LOVE THEM ALL!!!! MY HEART. I just one-clicked it, I’m SO excited and I know what I’m reading next. I love you Shay and Kandace!!!!!!! :D
  2. Jingle all the Mitchell Way: a holiday novella by Jenn Foor
  3. Hard to Forget by Bella Jewel <— SHE’S HIS BODYGUARD!!!When he hires a bodyguard, he never expected to put his life in the hands of a petite woman with a big attitude. Jax demands the best in everything, and he doesn’t think Delaney has what it takes to protect him. He’d rather have her on her back then covering his…
  4. Mine To Protect (Mine- Romantic Suspense Book 6) by Cynthia Eden
  5. The Promise of Surrender: A MacKenzie Family Novella (The MacKenzie Family) by Liliana Hart
  6. Wicked Reunion (Wicked White Series Book 2) by Michelle A. Valentine
  7. The Aftermath by R.J. Prescott <— THE HURRICANE (MMA FIGHTER) SEQUEL ALERT!! Don’t read this blurb if you haven’t read #1!! “O’Connell only needs one thing in life: his wife. In her final year of college, Em cannot follow him around the world but together they make it work. Just when everything they ever wanted is on the horizon, the past resurfaces to haunt them, and O’Connell realizes that justice might not be a part of his happy ever after.” (my review of The Hurricane)
  8. Love: Uncivilized: An Uncivilized Novella by Sawyer Bennett <— SHE’S A THERAPIST & HE’S UNCIVILIZED and she was hired to help ease him into society… I read #1 (here’s my review) and THIS is a followup novella!!
  9. The Wedding Pearls by Carolyn Brown
  10. The Aftermath by R.J. Prescott
  11. Out of the Shadows (Tangled Ivy Book 3) by Tiffany Snow <— Sally says: “OH MY.. OH MY…. OH MY!!!! Tiffany Snow’s Out of the Shadows (Tangled Ivy Book 3) RELEASED TODAY!!! Do you know what that means?!?! It means that all of you ladies that waited for the series to complete DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT ANY LONGER!!!! Run don’t walk and pick up this last book or the WHOLE trilogy if you haven’t yet! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND if you love Romance/Suspense I PROMISE you will not get better than this trilogy right here! AMAZING I tell ya!!!”
  12. The Billionaire’s Secret Obsession by J.M. Madden <— HE’S A BILLIONAIRE & SHE’S AN ARTIST THAT HE’S BEEN PINING OVER…When Clayton offers her a new commission to paint a portrait of his young niece, Sarah senses that the fascination she’s had with the handsome Mr. Gallagher might not be just one sided. She’d thought he was avoiding her, all those missed meetings and opportunities to meet that never quite happened…
  13. The Redemption of Roan (The Syndicate Series Book 2) by Kathy Coopmans <— SHE’S A MAFIA PRINCESS...
  14. Stellar Collision: Stellar Collision (a Falling Stars novella) Book 2.5 (The Falling Stars Series 4) by Sadie Grubor <— ROCK STAR SERIES!! Here’s the Falling Stars Series Reading Order
  15. Undeniable (The Key West Series Book 4)
  16. Night Sky (Satan’s Sinners MC Book 3) by Colbie Kay
  17. No ELFing Way by Donna McDonald
  18. Not Safe for Work by L. A. Witt <— M/M ROMANCE!!
  19. It was a Thursday by Carol Lynne <— M/M ROMANCE!!
  20. Her Rules: A Ludlow Nights Romance – Book 2 by CC MacKenzie <— SOCCER STAR (but it’s book #2, so you must read #1 first in this series)
  21. HONEY FOR NOTHIN’: Sweet & Dirty #2 (Sweet & Dirty BBW Romance) by Cathryn Cade
  22. Merry Ever After: A Holiday Romance Collection by Donna McDonald
  23. Tethered (A Dark Erotic Romance)(Book 2) (The Stables Trilogy) by Penny Lam
  24. Moment of Trust: a new adult romance (Summer House Series Book 4) by Lisa Mondello
  25. Crash (The Crash Series Book 1) by Stacey Brandon and Karen Bell <— SHE’S A BARTENDER & HE’S A PATRON… he kind of likes her (even though she’s not normally his “one-night type”
  26. Tori (Glory Book 2) by Dale Mayer
  27. Unlawful Desire (Men of Clayton-Moss Book 1) by Raven Dark
  28. Open Wounds (Harbour Bay Book 2) by Camille Taylor
  29. The Sun and the Moon (Giving You … Book 1) by Leslie McAdam
  30. Relentless by Vanessa Dare <— PULLED OVER IN HER RENTAL CAR & THERE’S A DEAD MAN IN HER TRUNK LINKED TO THE MAFIA & AN UNDERCOVER COP in mafia form!! “The police aren’t so sure, and neither is the crime boss who wants vengeance for his son-in-law’s death. Suddenly appearing on the radar means that now Anna Scott is in real trouble. Two years ago, Anna Scott didn’t exist. The police think she knows way too much about criminal procedures and they’re determined to find out her secret. Their attention forces Anna to play a deadly game of cat and mouse with both the mafia and the police…”
  31. Embracing the Rain by Amy Bledsoe
  32. Broken Ever After (Ever After 6) (The Ever After Series) by Stephanie Hoffman McManus
  33. The Assassin by Evelyn Anthony
  34. The Best for Last: A Prequel Novella (Whispering Bay Romance) by Maria Geraci
  35. A Collateral Attraction (Fire and Ice Book 1) by Liz Madrid
  36. Game Of Risk (Risqué Book 3) by Scarlett Finn
  37. Nobody’s Obligation (Swimming Upstream Series Book 2) by Rebecca Barber
  38. Operation Wildcat (A Keystone Novel Book 1) by Megan Michelau
  39. Luke (A Redemption Romance Book 1) by Anna Scott
  40. My Black Hole Heart (Colour Series Book 3) by A. Giannoccaro <— SHE’S PART OF A CRIME FAMILY!Avery Spillane-Leahy the daughter of two killers, the criminal prodigy of the biggest kingpin in modern time. She is flawless, but only on the outside…
  41. The Firefly Effect by Allie Gail <— HAH!!!! Sounds like ex-bully-fun!…discovering that my anonymous lover is none other than Shane-the-Pain Becker, the dirtbag spawned only to torment me throughout adolescence…well, somebody kill me now. To add insult to injury, there’s a major hurricane bearing down on us and we’re stuck together for the duration….
  42. Can’t Hold Back: A Returning Home Novel by Serena Bell <— MILITARY VETERAN RECOVERING WITH A PHYSICAL THERAPIST… “Years ago, Alia Drake fell hard for Nate, but never made her move. Instead, she set up her sister with the sexy, confident military man, a foolish decision that continues to haunt all three of them. Now, with Nate as her patient, she can make things right”
  43. A Ship Without an Anchor (Channessett Island Book 1) by Sophie Quist <— ESCAPES ABUSIVE EX by starting over somewhere else… meets someone new… and then he find her! “when Clara’s past follows her to the Island and Brook’s threatens to repeat itself, they find themselves drawn together by forces as inexorable as the surrounding sea. Will their fragile new bond survive the struggles and revelations to come?”
  44. Hollywood Skye (Zane Presents) by Suzetta Perkins
  45. Thrill of the Chase (Dangerous Love) by Elle Keating
  46. Wedding Tales, Book Two: Honeymoon Caper (A Rebecca Butler and Khalil Khoury Novel 3) by Mary Sullivan Esseff
                                           

 

PRE-ORDERS (next week’s)

  1. Happily Ever After: A Day in the Life of the HEA by J.A. Huss – December 16th 2015
  2. Royal Savage by Victoria Ashley – December 20th 2015
  3. Morrison: A Caldwell Brothers Novel - December 22nd 2015 – Chelsea Camaron
  4. Outtakes from the Grave (Night Huntress Book 8) by Jeaniene Frost – December 22nd 2015
  5. First Touch: A Novel by Laurelin Paige - December 22nd 2015
  6. Break Even by Lisa De Jong - December 27th 2015
  7. Hooked by Love (Bellevue Bullies Series Book 3) by Toni Aleo - December 28th 2015
  8. THE ARRANGEMENT 21 (THE FERRO FAMILY) by H.M. Ward - December 28th 2015
  9. Walk of Shame by Andrea Smith – December 28th 2015
  10. Dirty Pleasures (The Dirty Billionaire Trilogy Book 2) by Meghan March – December 29th 2015
  11. Kill Without Mercy (Ares Security Book 1) by Alexandra Ivy – December 29th 2015
  12. Sway by Melanie Stanford – December 29th 2015
  13. Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer – December 29th 2015
  14. Untouchable Darkness (The Dark Ones Saga Book 2) by Rachel Van Dyken – December 29th 2015
  15. Who We Were - by Kelly Elliott - December 29th 2015
  16. Iron & Bone (Lock & Key Book 3) by Cat Porter - December 29th 2015
  17. Thicker Than Water by by Brigid Kemmerer - December 29th 2015
  18. First Touch: A Novel (A First and Last Novel) by Laurelin Paige  December 29th 2015
  19. Redemption by Kate Douglas - December 29th 2015
                 

 

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Brooke December 15, 2015 at 12:37 PM

Fractured by Suzanne Wright was also released today!

Maryse December 15, 2015 at 12:53 PM

YAY!! Thank you Brooke! I’m adding it. :D

Tessa December 15, 2015 at 1:27 PM

*hides* It’s Christmas time! Why so many good books? A prior bully book? *grins* And it’s KU? *squees* Thank you Maryse!

Amy December 15, 2015 at 1:50 PM

Oh my goodness…I’m clicking Kandace and the Beast first and foremost. I absolutely love that the proceeds go to help with her medical expenses. If everyone who comes here clicked on it, imagine how much she could be helped! Cancer is an a$$hole and can just suck it.

Kandace, if you see this…*big huge squeeeeeezy hug!!!*

Maryse December 15, 2015 at 1:52 PM

LOL Tessa!!!

Merry Christmas!!! *snort* :P

Maryse December 15, 2015 at 1:53 PM

WE LOVE KANDACE!!!

Theresa December 15, 2015 at 2:12 PM

The first 4 books in K A Unfinished Heros series is on sale!

Lauren December 15, 2015 at 2:12 PM

Laura Kaye’s Hearts in Darkness is $.99 right now

Maryse December 15, 2015 at 2:19 PM

OH YAY LAUREN!! YES! I’m adding it.

Fabi December 15, 2015 at 3:38 PM

I totally recommend the audio version of Blood Kiss. Jim Frangione rocks!

and, yup, I already got Kandace and the Beast when it was added to Monday’s blog post. Of course!

Other than that, I tryiiiing not to click too much. I need to put a small dent in the dozens of purchases I’ve made in the past couple of weeks.

I’m reading Santino Hassell’s novels right now and, daayyyaamm, that man can write. His books suck me right in and I’m immediately connected to the characters. If you like mm stories, try some of his.

Theresa December 15, 2015 at 5:47 PM

I’m venting. Why do authors not keep up their websites? Are FB?
Poor marketing on their part. I just found two pre- orders on Amazon tor Karina Halle. I saw nothing on any site about these books!
Thanks to Maryse for gettng info out for us.
Thanks you for listening.

MichelleS December 15, 2015 at 6:39 PM

I’m reading Lawless (King #3) – the once about Bear. I do think it can read as a stand alone, of course if you know who he is you will feel stronger for him having read the first two (which were about King and Doe). It’s getting through my “gritty” fix.

Nothing has hit the mark quite as much as Last hour of Gann. Still on my mind, that one. Miss my lizard man.

I’m off for two weeks after Friday, so I plan to get caught up on all your great reads and recs that I have missed over the last couple of weeks. Yipee.

Lorraine December 15, 2015 at 6:42 PM

Hi maryse ,great book list , but I just found a pre order by JA Huss, called HEA , sort of sounds like the end of all the Rook and Ronin stories.

Fabi December 15, 2015 at 7:11 PM

Hi MichelleS, you don’t come by often enough any more. :-(

You might like They Who Fell. It may be along the lines of TLHoG. Not the same story of course. I read it last week and really liked it.

MichelleS December 15, 2015 at 7:19 PM

Fabi – hey there my friend! Miss chatting… so this “They Who Fell” – is it the trilogy about the fallen angels? You liked it? Are you going on to book two?

My plan is to read Illuminae over holidays off (I know, I know – I’m an idiot for waiting. But I don’t have that amazing hard cover version).

Then I need to read Tangled.

Then I want to read something in a series favorite to revisit old friends, or something really really amazing, 5 star, you know? I’m hoping Maryse hits the motherlode soon and finds an OMG 5-star put-down-what-you’re-reading kind of book!!! Happy Birthday to me if that happens.

Amy – you gonna read Tyrant (King #2) so you can get to Lawless?

Lisa December 15, 2015 at 7:25 PM

One-clicking for Kandace and sending her love and strength.
What an awesome way to support her Shay Savage!!

Fabi December 15, 2015 at 7:38 PM

Yup, that’s the one MichelleS. I also read the 2nd book but the 3rd one isn’t out yet. I liked the first one better but that’s typical in a trilogy.

Sounds like you have your holiday reads lined up! I have to turn in the last of my grades on Friday. *huge sigh* I’m cutting back on work beginning in January. This last half of the year has been nuts for me.

Michelle December 15, 2015 at 7:38 PM

Oh MichelleS, if you miss TLHoG read Land of the Beautiful Dead! It’s equally amazing and has the disfigured hero you love ;)

Fabi December 15, 2015 at 7:39 PM

oh…do you follow the Cat and Bones series? A new is is coming out soon. It’s listed in the pre-orders above.

bev December 15, 2015 at 8:55 PM

Cancer is a beast. Sending good wishes and positive thoughts.

bev December 15, 2015 at 8:57 PM

MichelleS you need to read Act Like it and Dumplin’.

No lizard men, though.

Megan December 15, 2015 at 9:44 PM

One clicked for Kandace. Mad props to you for fighting the fight. Thanks to your list I got Aftermath, the Bella Jewel, and two KA on sale that I had on an old e reader so I can remember why I hate Nick so I can love him when Seabring is released. Thanks girls for being here- this group makes me lol on the daily.

Rosheen December 15, 2015 at 10:11 PM

Very Worth a try! out on the 17th December by Freya Barker, Like Arrows. I won an ARC , yah, 10 days or so ago. The writing was good and the story line was engaging. I really like the way this author consistently writes mature adult ‘real’ people romance with out too much stereotyping.

bev December 15, 2015 at 10:17 PM

I think I completed two books off the book challenge I was going to do, lol. And now new ones are going up for 2016.
I saw one on a blog that is a tbr challenge. So every month you pick a book from your tbr that matches that theme. I think I need to do one like that to actually read some of these books I have.

Theresa December 15, 2015 at 10:27 PM

Megan, all of the K.A books in that series is on sale. So 4 books for like $8. Good deal.

Lisa December 15, 2015 at 11:34 PM

Bev…Im liking the sound of that challenge. I need to make wading through my huge file of unread books the priority in 2016. I know I’ve got some absolute gems in there waiting to be read, I just keep getting side tracked by new releases and pre-orders.

Michelle F December 15, 2015 at 11:37 PM

I think Creed is maybe my favorite K.A. book ever! I know, that’s saying a lot, but it’s that good!

bev December 15, 2015 at 11:49 PM

We should make up a tbr challenge here. We would at least read 12 books out of….*cough cough*
Amy could keep track on one if her spreadsheets, lol.

Theresa December 15, 2015 at 11:59 PM

I keep buying rec and ones on my wish list if they come up on a sale. Plus my pre orders of my musr read authors. I’m buying faster than I can read.
We need an intervention! Who said “bookaholics”?

Jennifer December 16, 2015 at 1:48 AM

Speaking of reading old buys…I finally got around to reading Bully by Penelope Douglas…I love it and bought it TWO YEARS ago! I didn’t want to start the follow up book from his POV so I read the new release by the same author, Corrupt, and liked it even better. Love reading gems in my TBR list and reading new releases.

And MichelleS I second The Land of The Beautiful Dead! Great read…and don’t forget Heat by the same author…great reads.

Lisa December 16, 2015 at 2:35 AM

Hi Theresa….my name is Lisa and I AM a bookaholic and yes I need an intervention. I have downloaded two books today and I’m feeling an urge to download more!!! It’s been 2 hours since I last read. Help.

Jenny December 16, 2015 at 10:51 AM

I read Hearts in Darkness YEARS ago (like, 2012???) and can’t believe it took so long for a follow up! I have to re-read to get back into the story line.

Jean December 16, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Jenny, I was thinking the same thing. A reread of Hearts of Darkness will definitely be worth it!

Quick question guys, is Sweet Ruin a standalone? I read the blurb and really want to read the book, but is it part of a series?

Ela December 16, 2015 at 11:23 AM

JEAN SERIOUSLY?????? YOU ARE ASKING ABOUT SWEET RUIN AND IF IT’S PART OF A SERIES??????? AS IN SWEET RUIN BY Kresley Cole???? SERIOUSLY NOW???? UM IAD HINT HINT OR IMMORTALS AFTER DARK SERIES???? NOT ONLY ONE OF THE BEST PNR SERIES THIS SIDE OF CHI TOWN BUT BUT BUT SERIOUSLY???

Ela December 16, 2015 at 11:24 AM

Oh and I’m starting WiR :)

Theresa December 16, 2015 at 11:51 AM

Ela I agree- Jean seriously. In my opinion you need to drop everything and read the entire IAD series! It’s the Ascension- you will miss the enture building up to the Ascension!

Jean December 16, 2015 at 11:51 AM

Omg Ela, I knew I was going to get slammed for that question! I haven’t read any of the series……so I assume I need to read it, and in order. Geez, I could hear you yelling all the way down here in Philly!

Oh and you just made bev’s day!

Ela December 16, 2015 at 12:17 PM

No seriously Jean! I believe I yelled THAT loud! Listen to Theresa and get on IAD ASAP or like right now!!!!!!! You only have 15 books to cover :) and oh sooooooooooooooooooooo good and funny and awesome sexy times! Yes! Theresa!!!!!!!! Jean will miss the Ascension!!!!!

I’m glad to make anyone’s day!!!!

Jean December 16, 2015 at 12:33 PM

Ok, ok guys……it will be my goal for 2016 because I just can’t catch up with all these new releases and series! 15 books! Damn!

I’m reading Broken Promises right now……Trystan Scott….by H.M. Ward.

Ela December 16, 2015 at 12:43 PM

Trystan WHO….I’d say drop him and introduce yourself to Nikolai Wroth *licks lips*

Jean December 16, 2015 at 12:49 PM

Oooo Ela, just his name is intriguing. Ok, I gotta check this series out sooner rather than later. Thanks girls! Love yas!

fabi December 16, 2015 at 12:52 PM

Lol Ela, I just restarted that series. I’d read a couple of the books a few years ago, but I’m starting again from the beginning because YOU SOLD ME.

*shrug* guess caps are contagious

fabi December 16, 2015 at 12:54 PM

Oh, and BTW, those of you who read mm, I’m still haroung on Hassell’s books because I’ve had to read with the A/C on even though it’s winter here. hint hint

Ela December 16, 2015 at 12:54 PM

YAY!!!!!!!!!! I’M SO STOKED FOR YOU LADIES!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe i should do a reread??? But then no I have to get through WiR……

fabi December 16, 2015 at 12:55 PM

Ugh, speel check, you suck! *harping

fabi December 16, 2015 at 12:56 PM

I give up

Jean December 16, 2015 at 1:18 PM

Lmao fabi! That was hysterical!

Grey December 16, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Did I see something about licking… *whistles and looks innocent*

Yes, I want in on a 2016 challenge. And not a writing challenge. Gah. LOL! I’m almost done with Misconduct, its OK.

I haven’t read WiR or Kresley Cole or Hearts of Darkness… I think I may live under a rock.

Tessa December 16, 2015 at 1:40 PM

*blinks* How can anyone who likes PNR pass up Kresley Cole? Just… no. That’s like saying you haven’t read any Sherrilyn Kenyon or JR Ward. I’m baffled.

That said, YEAH! Ela. I hope you like The Others as much as the rest of us.

Jennifer, I’m so envious. Having those first gushy feelings from Bully. *sighs* Jared is number three BBF for a reason. Though, her soliloquy in class, wasn’t that just gut-wrenchingly awesome? I could read that over and over again.

I’ve got 18 more books to read in my challenge. I read 32 out of 50, which isn’t so bad, I guess. I have a few lined up to get that number higher, but I can’t read 18 books in 15 days. Okay, I probably could, but it’s Christmas time! I don’t wanna! :P

Theresa December 16, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Don’t miss Kresley Cole’s Game series only 2 books currently out. Not PNR. Steamy! Lara Adrian coming out next year with a new steamy series. Well I read The Man That I Love, took a break tor a short book, now I guess I will move to the second.
Waiting on Hearts of Darkness until I get the second and read both right through.

Ela December 16, 2015 at 2:19 PM

The Game Maker series, YUP, HAWT!

GREY??? NOT YOU TOO??? SERIOUSLY?????????? WHERE ARE THE DAMN PEANUTS *STROLLING FOR PEANUTS*

Tessa December 16, 2015 at 2:55 PM

*hands over a hand full of peanuts to Ela*

Ela December 16, 2015 at 3:15 PM

*RUNS AFTER JEAN AND GREY ARMED WITH NUTS* Thanks Tessa!

*SCREAMING: YOU MUST READ IAD SERIES*

fabi December 16, 2015 at 3:42 PM

whew! *wipes forehead* I barely dodged that hail of peanuts

Lisa December 16, 2015 at 4:17 PM

Im almost frightened to admit Im with Grey and Jean ….but 15 books!!!

Ive just smashed thru WiR cos I thought Bev was going to grenade launch the peanuts. Don’t think I can back up with 15 freakin PNR books!

Ela December 16, 2015 at 4:26 PM

Lisa! NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THE IMMORTALS AFTER DARK SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On another note I’m suppose to read 13 books in 15 days to reach my 2015 goal and how in the heck am I gonna do that???? Anyone have a 13 book serial that are very short???

Jean December 16, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Ela, I’m 29 books from my goal of 200…..not happening this year…..it’s been a rough one with limited time!

fabi December 16, 2015 at 4:32 PM

I’m 18 away from 150. Yeah, not happening. But if I were looking at the glass half full, a few weeks ago I was worried about hitting 100 for the year. Come on 2016!

Lisa December 16, 2015 at 4:36 PM

What about some of Deborah Bladons series….Rise series Ember series etc. Each part is super short and counts as a book surely. Read Mechanic and Coach too. Both really short and ridiculously silly (no plot, limited storyline but lots of ‘sexy time’).

Ela December 16, 2015 at 4:44 PM

I read Coach and agree! Gave it 4 stars for it’s “creativity”… Will do Mechanic soon ;) Have to finish WiR

Ela December 16, 2015 at 4:45 PM

Deborah Bladons – I read Vain and Ruin…will check out the others! Thanks Lisa!

Theresa December 16, 2015 at 4:49 PM

Surely I must have the wrong blog! I thought you had all read the MUST READ classic PNR. I know many of us have broadened our genres, but come on, I thought you all read the classics!!!
Do I need to make a list for you ladies of the classic PNR series?
Maryse another list please!

Ela December 16, 2015 at 4:52 PM

What Theresa said THE CLASSIC PNR SERIES!!!!!! I’m almost afraid to ask if y’all know who Barons is or Ryder or Reyes!

Amy December 16, 2015 at 4:56 PM

*trips Ela as she runs by and sits on her*

*giggles at her peanuts flying across the floor*

And YOU must read…well, I need to think about it but I’m gonna sit here on you until I figure it out which one. :P

Ela December 16, 2015 at 5:07 PM

*shoves Amy aside and throws peanuts in her face and hair* I had another handful hidden in my pocket *runs and hides behind Tessa and Theresa* Please tell me not you too Amy???

Amy December 16, 2015 at 5:08 PM

Ooh ooh ooh! I know who Barrons and Ryder are!! *scratches head* Don’t know who Reyes is though…

MichelleS…I think I *am* going to finally read Tyrant. I’m over the CH irritation now. ;)

Megan…you should join in more often on the LOL around here! I love these ladies and this place!

And I see that Bev is volunteering me to keep track of things on my spreadsheets…BRING IT!! :D

Ela December 16, 2015 at 5:11 PM

AMY!!!!!!!!!! REYES FROM CHARLEY DAVIDSON SERIES??? DING DING DING

Amy December 16, 2015 at 5:15 PM

HA! I’ve read one book from the IAD series so there! But I haven’t read the CD series. Yet.

*picks peanuts out of hair*

Hey, where’s Maryse? She LOVES to eat peanuts!!

And note I didn’t let my autocorrect take over the word peanuts this time ’cause THAT would have been just all kinds of awkward. *snort*

Theresa December 16, 2015 at 5:17 PM

Do you all know who Kim Harrson is? Duh! Hardcover author of finished series. Don’t even get me started on Sherrlyn Kenyon. Archeron ( did i spell that right?). Swooon!
Tis the season and you all need to throw the “mixed nuts” and dive for cover.
Since I am current on these Classics I am allowed to move to current reads!

Ela December 16, 2015 at 5:21 PM

*runs up to Amy grabs her by the cheeks* YOU HAVE TO MEET REYES!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU JUST HAD TO GET ME TO GO THERE! Yep here are quotes:

“Never knock on death’s door. Ring the doorbell then run. He totally hates that.
– T-shirt”
― Darynda Jones, First Grave on the Right

Ela December 16, 2015 at 5:23 PM

“That took balls.”

“Please,” I said with a snort, “that took ovaries. Of which I have two.”
― Darynda Jones, First Grave on the Right

“Maybe I needed sensitivity training. I once signed up for an anger management class, but the instructor pissed me off.”
― Darynda Jones, First Grave on the Right

Ela December 16, 2015 at 5:24 PM

“My fore-parts, as you so ineloquently put it, have names.”

I pointed to my right breast. “This is Danger.” Then my left. “And this is Will Robinson. I would appreciate it if you addressed them accordingly.”

After a long pause in which he took the time to blink several times, he asked, “You named your breasts?”

I turned my back to him with a shrug. “I named my ovaries, too, but they don’t get out as much.”
― Darynda Jones, First Grave on the Right

Ela December 16, 2015 at 5:25 PM

“Can I jump in your body and make out with my wife through you?”
I fought a grin. “It doesn’t really work that way.”
“Then can you just make out with my wife and pretend I’m in your body?”
“No.”
“I can pay. I have money.”
“How much we talking?”
― Darynda Jones, First Grave on the Right

Maryse December 16, 2015 at 5:26 PM

Hey bev!!!!

I wish it was First line Thursday….

Guess what I’m reading? :P

Amy December 16, 2015 at 5:26 PM

“Since I am current on these Classics I am allowed to move to current reads!” <—— Well la-dee-freaking-DA!!! :P *throws mixed nuts at Tessa*

One of these days I'll get to Acheron. Actually, not long ago I sorted my unread books on my Kindle app into collections by the year I purchased them, and my New Year's resolution is to rotate reading one book from each previous year before reading one from the current year. We'll see how long I can keep that up, but hey…it's a goal, right?

We're not going to talk about how many books I bought each year. Including the year with the most one-clicks…coincidentally the year I started hanging around here. *snort*

Maryse December 16, 2015 at 5:27 PM

P.S. I just started and I’m ALREADY INTO it.

It reminds me of my urban fantasy obsession days, it’s already so absorbing.

Maryse December 16, 2015 at 5:27 PM

Gah! I need to back up on these comments ’cause there’s a peanut party going on!! LOL!!!! :D

Amy December 16, 2015 at 5:29 PM

Oops…those mixed nuts were meant for Theresa. Sorry Tessa. :P

*gasp* Maryse, you might just get a hug out of Bev for that…this I gotta see!!

Theresa December 16, 2015 at 5:31 PM

Ok you got be on Charlie Davidson. Never heard of that series.

Fabi December 16, 2015 at 5:32 PM

OMG Ela, you have the BEST quotes. I wanna read whatever that was.

OMG Maryse! I can’t believe it.

…when you finish…will you make that PNR classics list they’re talking about up there? I know I’ve read most. But apparently, not all of them.

Theresa December 16, 2015 at 5:37 PM

Amy, Gosh girl, his book alone is like 700-800 pages and is 3-4 kleenex boxes. But Simi is the comic relief of the series. Lots of HEA and swoons and heart breakers, big world like IAD.

Theresa December 16, 2015 at 5:38 PM

Maryse what are you reading?

Ela December 16, 2015 at 5:39 PM

Theresa????? You will love it and you too Fabi!!!!! Both H and h are bad ass funny as heck!

https://www.goodreads.com/series/52637-charley-davidson

Maryse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are we BR’ing WiR??????? *twirls and throws mixed nuts in the air*

Ela December 16, 2015 at 5:41 PM

Theresa, Styxx book was pretty heartbreaking as well but not as many tears as Acheron that’s for sure! Although, I noticed that Sherrilyn Kenyon is making her plots just as complex as J.R. Ward with the BDB :(

Theresa December 16, 2015 at 5:54 PM

Ella, read Styxx, actually read the whole series, I buy in Harcover cause I like to look at them! I have all the Nick books as well but I think I’m behind- just can’t get hooked on those.
Thanks got the Charley nooks marked. Big J R Ward lover as well- got those in hardcover too. I liked Blood Kiss.
Did you read Anna Strong series?

Ela December 16, 2015 at 5:58 PM

Honestly, I never went the Nick route, it really bothered me how he turned away *spoiler*….. ya know his whole reaction.

Haven’t read Anna Strong Series, just looked it up though.

Grey December 16, 2015 at 6:19 PM

Bwahahhaha, I love it. We’re just nuts around here. Sometimes we throw down a little too hard… or something a little hard *giggle*

I’ve read a ton this year, I have no idea how many. I will keep track next year for sure.

I have read Barrons and Ryder and all the BDB boys. I do not know who Reyes is though…

Tessa December 16, 2015 at 6:27 PM

Amy, I did nothing but supply the peanuts. I honestly only know of one classic PNR series I’ve yet to read, the Faith Hunter series. Anyone have another that I might not have?

Anna Strong series? I just read the synopsis and will have to go through my other apps, but I think I’ve read it. The doctor thing sounds super familiar.

Reyes is awesome. The Charlie Davidson series is awesome. Alright, that said, I wouldn’t call it a classic. It’s not an old enough series. Good, just not that old. *thinks* Closest thing to it is the Undead series by MaryJanice Davidson. High on humor, but I like the CD books more. :D

Fabi December 16, 2015 at 6:30 PM

We’ll need to define PNR classics. I’d say any series started (first book) prior to 2010. What do you think?

Tessa December 16, 2015 at 6:47 PM

Huh, I don’t know. CD series still would be too new. Maybe? Also, it’d have to be books that have impact. There were a lot of books that came out in 2008-2007 etc that weren’t that big of a deal. It sounds like a fun project!

Thoughts:
BDB by JR Ward
Dark Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Fever series by Karen Marie Moaning
Undead Series by MaryJanice Davidson
Southern Vampire series by Charlene Harris
Dark Series by Christine Feehan
Anita Blake seires by Laurel K Hamilton

Tons I can list, but that’s my thoughts so far.

Anne December 16, 2015 at 6:48 PM

Hey guys!! I missed you all! I read Hearts in Darkness and loved it!! I want more Caden! Can’t wait for the sequel to come out :D Dont know what to read next.

Anne December 16, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Guys have you read Corrupt by Penelope Douglas? I loved Bully amd Misconduct but wondering about this one. Thanks!

Tessa December 16, 2015 at 7:12 PM

Anne, I really liked Corrupt though it does involve suspending belief a little. I was fine with it and really loved it, though not as dark as I was expecting. Still, really good.

Forgot *facepalms*
Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole *facepalms*
Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong

I haven’t even touched YA. lol

Theresa December 16, 2015 at 7:14 PM

I have a hard time keeping my head straight between paranormal romance and Urban Fantasy. To me I i just don’t think what the category. For example I Think Laurell Hamilton is under Horror. Btw, I really wish Laurell would get back to writng like in the beginning, she can’t get her writing out of her personal stuff. Just saying.
I said classics, but only because their were so many before Twilight. Then after that people just got hooked and started reading anything close.
And honestly I started spreading my wings and haven’t read allot I have but haven’t read yet. Uhhh! Like Karen Marie Moning.

Tessa December 16, 2015 at 7:17 PM

WAIT! Just… *blinks* How did I not respond to that? Maryse just made Bev the happiest person ever. Also, how did we forget First Line Thursday?

‘Liliana Brewster used one hand to hold the roll bar above her head.’
Out of Plans by Stylo Fantome

It’s really good. I think this is the end because I’m on the epilogue and everything seems done. Loved it. That said… That first sentence! My curse continues.

Theresa December 16, 2015 at 7:17 PM

Oh yeah how could I forget Kelley Armstrong Otherworld series, i am always hunting anything at all in that series. In fact preordered two books for January.

Michelle December 16, 2015 at 7:24 PM

Maryse is reading WHAT…*passes out*

Amy December 16, 2015 at 7:32 PM

Tessa…sweetheart… *puts arm around Tessa* It’s Wednesday. ;)

Grey December 16, 2015 at 7:32 PM

I missed it, what’s Maryse reading???

Grey December 16, 2015 at 7:33 PM

Bwahahha Amy! poor Tessa… pats Tessa’s arm and passes her Amy’s martini, how’s that no chocolate and booze detox thing going anyway?

Maryse December 16, 2015 at 7:48 PM

WiR…

:P

Maryse December 16, 2015 at 7:48 PM

Darn I am bad at comment backtracking. Lemme try again…

Fabi December 16, 2015 at 7:52 PM

haaaa, you guys have had me laughing so much today that my co-workers are giving me funny looks and my pants are getting damp…stoooop

Maryse, you shoulda waited ’till tomorrow and BHAM the news with First Line Thursday…woulda had Bev hyperventilating

Theresa December 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM

I give – what is WiR???

Jean December 16, 2015 at 8:01 PM

I had 51 emails from all your comments! Haha too funny!

Yay, we don’t have to hear bev beg Maryse to read WiR anymore! Lol!

Laughing….”Tessa it’s Wednesday”….hahahahaha

Hey, I know Barrons and Ryder….that has to count for something!

Jean December 16, 2015 at 8:02 PM

Written in Red, Anne Bishop

Tessa December 16, 2015 at 8:24 PM

It is Wednesday! I totally blame the kid! :P *takes the martini and begins sipping* Oooh! That means I can purposely set myself up now for tomorrow. I will have a decent first line! Thank you for the drink, Amy!

Would Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changling books be a classic PNR?

Grey December 16, 2015 at 8:44 PM

Damn it Tessa, I gave you the drink, not Amy… although, it was Amy’s drink I gave you… so I guess you can thank her too *hmph, giggle*

I think I’m gonna read WiR too, I mean, wtf, right? I love being part of a buddy read group!

Theresa December 16, 2015 at 8:45 PM

Tessa, you really are diving in. Again, i think i have nooks and just can’t read fast enough but I think allot of people read that series. Isn’t it still going? Look at the posts this sibject started!!!!

bev December 16, 2015 at 8:50 PM

Bev got home from work.

Bev opened email.

*thud*

Bev passed out.

bev December 16, 2015 at 8:54 PM

I’m just going to hang out down here. Think about new subjects for conversation.
Fabi, tell me if she bites her lip.

Amy December 16, 2015 at 8:56 PM

No you didn’t, Grey! “…and passes her Amy’s martini…” <—– See??? You took MY martini and gave it to her, so I'm out a martini and you don't get the thanks for it! Hrmph!!

And I am happily back on booze and sugar…and 6 pounds lighter! YAY ME!!! :D

Amy December 16, 2015 at 8:58 PM

Hey Bev…wake up! *tosses mixed nuts at Bev* You gotta hug Maryse and I gotta see it. *giggle*

Tessa December 16, 2015 at 8:58 PM

I think Bev needs a martini too! *BIG SMILE*

Okay, done with Out of Plans by Stylo Fantome and oh so good. The author writes insane stories and characters, seriously. The series is now complete as far as CH, though she’s going to write a secondary character’s story. However, I gotta say, OMG, so good and exciting. I fell for a TOTAL bad guy secondary. He’s someone who irl I’d run from. He’s proof of ONLY in books. *grins*

Thank you for the drink, Grey! I am out of it.

Theresa, I think you’re right. The only reason I really ask is because I like her Guild Hunters series more.

OMG! Ilona Andrew’s Kate Daniels series and Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series. Those are definites!

Tessa December 16, 2015 at 8:59 PM

Congratulations Amy! So the dress was worth it? *hands her a white russian* What can I say? OOP had russian bad guys. :P

Amy December 16, 2015 at 9:18 PM

I’ll fan her, you hand her the martini Tessa. Let’s see…how about this in honor of my favorite group of the Others:
http://www.sheknows.com/recipes/the-crow-cocktail

Also, I think we need to hook Fabi up with a Poise pad. She’s having a bit of a problem right now. SHHHHH!!!!! Don’t say it too loud!!

And thank you! The dress is definitely worth all that deprivation. :D

Theresa December 16, 2015 at 9:21 PM

Kate Daniels on the list but well – time!
Oh yes Mercy, although the last few were a stretch. The first ones were so good. Charles and Samual Cornick – such old world hunks not gym rats.

Amy December 16, 2015 at 9:25 PM

Hey guys, Finding Bliss by Dina Silver is 1.99 right now. It’s another of those where I don’t remember too much about it other than some tummy-turning events and that I really liked it!

MichelleS December 16, 2015 at 9:31 PM

Whoa whoa whoa. What did I miss here?

1.) Maryse is reading WiR? Hot damn. She better fall in love with those ponies, that’s all I’m sayin’.

2.) There are actually people who have NOT read Immortals After Dark? I agree. You’re going to miss the Ascension. Pure greatness. Like the amzing race for paranormal fans with uber hot males and the best female characters ever. Go. Read. It. Now.

3.) Did someone say Ryder and Barrons? **fans self*** I am so ready for a hot bossy dude. And if he’s the King of the Fae or something, then even better.

4.) I finished Lawless. Cliff hanger. Boo. Can’t believe it. Should have known.

Theresa December 16, 2015 at 9:51 PM

MichelleS – Souless coming in February – I’m waiting to read until then

bev December 16, 2015 at 9:54 PM

Ok, Amy.

*hugs Maryse*

Just know it was awkward. As in one arm, back patting, no eye contact.

bev December 16, 2015 at 9:59 PM

I so need that diet Amy.

And yes we should do a tbr challenge & Amy could keep track of the themes. :-)
Like Jan could be a book that was first in a series or trilogy, etc.
Any rules? Such as it had to be in your library or tbr prior to Jan 2016. So even if it fits the theme no new books.

bev December 16, 2015 at 10:02 PM

*holds up a mirror to Michelle’s face*

*pokes her*

*whispers*
You think she’ll like it?

Michelle December 16, 2015 at 10:09 PM

*sputters and takes a deep breath* What happened? Bev? I was reading along and thought I saw that Maryse was reading Written i…oh she really is…*face plants again*

Cheryl December 16, 2015 at 10:16 PM

OMG, it took me like 10 minutes to catch up on the comments you girls made!! LMAO!!

First like to say I know who Barrons and Ryder are but *dumps bucket of peanuts on self* I have not read Wir or the CD series. *steals drink from Tessa and runs and hides*

bev December 16, 2015 at 10:17 PM

*lays down next to Michelle*

*whispers*

Christmas miracles do come true.

*pokes*

*whispers*

Amy has been sitting on people.

Cheryl December 16, 2015 at 10:18 PM

Wow, congrats Amy on the results from your deprivation diet!!

I finished TMIL and I read GMYAT, but I have to be honest and admit I did skim some of GMYAT. Can’t wait for book 3. ;)

Cheryl December 16, 2015 at 10:20 PM

Nope haven’t read IAD either. Am I still allowed to comment here?! :>

Cheryl December 16, 2015 at 10:21 PM

I’m all for the tbr challenge too.

Tessa December 16, 2015 at 10:23 PM

My alcohol! *runs after Cheryl*

*stops realizing Cheryl is running with alcohol*

Screw that. I’ll get more. There’s none left in that glass now. *saunters off and gets another white russian*

Now, too many books and I’ve no idea what to read.

Tessa December 16, 2015 at 10:25 PM

Oooh! TBR. Fine, I’ll read Goblin King. I’ve had it since October of 2013. I read the short story first, loved it, then never read the book. It’s my oldest paid for book I’ve never read.

fabi December 16, 2015 at 10:51 PM

Crap! It took me 15 minutes to catch up on the comments posted in the time it took me to drive home. But…now I’m lmbo again.

“Moooommm, can I borrow a Poise please?”

At least my PJs will stay dry.

Yup, I’m all in for Amy keeping track of our tbr reads. *hands Amy the bottle* That’s my contribution.

O.- <— *cautiously watching Maryse for any lip biting*

I'm off to read. (how do we ever find time to read anything besides Maryse's blog?)

Maryse December 16, 2015 at 10:52 PM

LOVING IT SO FAR!!!!

‘kay back to reading…

*shuffles back into blankie-fort.*

*comes back out*

*swipes nearest martini*

*giggle*

*back into blankie-fort*

fabi December 16, 2015 at 10:58 PM

hmmm, I didn’t see any lip biting, just a little Martini swiping

0.-

bev December 16, 2015 at 11:12 PM

Yay!

*happy claps*

Michelle December 16, 2015 at 11:19 PM

Amy is sitting on people…even 6 lbs lighter…I’m up, I’m up!

*snacks on my left-over, slightly stale peanuts*

Amy December 16, 2015 at 11:25 PM

MichelleS…do you know how happy I am that you said Lawless was a CH? Now we can avoid another episode of me hunting you down. ;)

OMG…OMG…Bev hugged Maryse!!!!! *dances and skips around Bev* Now I don’t have to sit on you too…which I was planning on doing if you didn’t give in and hug her. :P

Amy December 16, 2015 at 11:31 PM

*grabs Michelle’s ankle* Where do you think you’re going?? You have an update to give me on LotS missy…or do I need to sit on you again? Huh??

Good lord, there is all kinds of liquor stealin’ going on around here tonight. Y’all make me proud. I’m just going to take my new bottle (compliments of Fabi) and settle down to read…*sigh* I don’t know what. Whatever. I’m gonna get my drink on and then try to decide.

I just have to say though how excited I am for Bev that Maryse is lovin’ WiR. I’m hugging you in my mind, Bev. *giggle*

Theresa December 16, 2015 at 11:53 PM

K C Lynn has Men of Honor boxed set for .99. Good suspenseful but uncomplicated read.

Tessa December 16, 2015 at 11:56 PM

Also Maryse is in her blanket fort! Should we tell her that Cheryl ran with that martini glass? I don’t think there’s any actual liquid in it.

No sitting on me Amy! *grins* I’m being good and reading a TBR from forever ago. I paid 5.53 for this book! I need to read it for the yearly challenge.

bev December 17, 2015 at 12:11 AM

Thank you Amy, your sweet.

I think everyone is excited that they will not have to read, ” Hey Maryse, you know what book…..”

Kelli S. December 17, 2015 at 1:10 AM

Morrison by Chelsea Cameron & M J Fields came out this week. I just finished it!

Lisa December 17, 2015 at 4:29 AM

Oh my goodness….50 plus emails….lots of chat today. Im too lazy to scroll back thru the entire conversation but I gather Maryse has taken the plunge and started WiR.
PS: there are peanuts everywhere people….Im crunching them into the carpet!!

Cheryl December 17, 2015 at 6:40 AM

Two books that I will be reading as soon as they are released;

Storm by Sama​ntha Towl​e December 23, 2015 and The Score (Off-Campus Book 3)by Elle Kennedy January 11, 2016. YEH!!!!!

Michelle December 17, 2015 at 7:06 AM

*snatches ankle back* I haven’t started it yet…oh look OPI nail polish half off! *quickly runs away in other direction*

Ela December 17, 2015 at 9:32 AM

Tessa, you’re forgetting Eileen Wilks Lupi series! Oh and I truly loved The Mona Lisa or Children of the Moon series by Sunny….very different PNR
https://www.goodreads.com/series/40531-mon-re-children-of-the-moon

BEV!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM READING WIR TOO AND ABOUT 59% INTO IT :)

Amy December 17, 2015 at 9:58 AM

Half off OPI?!? *squee—*

*sees Michelle running off*

Hey! Not cool woman!!!

Ela December 17, 2015 at 10:04 AM

AMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOK SALE ON SOME MAC PALETTES!!!!!!!!!!

http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/mac-eye-makeup?origin=leftnav

bev December 17, 2015 at 10:16 AM

Whoot!!!

I hope you like it.

Young December 17, 2015 at 10:56 AM

Hi guys *wave hands* Can I join your peanut party? Who are you throwing peanuts at now? I’m on the last 5% of Magic Shifts (the latest Kate Daniels series) by Ilona Andrews. SO GOOD!!! My first peanut shot!– I’m throwing at anyone who didn’t read Kate Daniels series *holding a handful of peanuts and tapping my foot*
Tessa! Does the Imp series have any romance (male MC) in it? I love a mix of action and romance in PNR/UF. Not a huge fan of a triangle love relationship though.
Maryse!!! I’m so tickled that you are reading WiR. WiR is SO GOOD! Gosh, when is the new book scheduled to come out? Bev, please give yourself a nice pat!

Ela December 17, 2015 at 11:03 AM

Bev? Does it ever get romantic??? Not that I’m complaining cause I’m loving it but still curious! I could totally see it ;) HAWT “special meat” eating wolf alpha!

Ela December 17, 2015 at 11:15 AM

OH AND SOMEONE NEEDS TO EAT ASIA ASAP!

MichelleS December 17, 2015 at 11:23 AM

Ela – “does it ever get romantic?” – let’s just say it’s a slooooooooow build. But that’s half the fun. He’s not the bodice ripping kind. WiR, for me, was all about the character development and world building. I, too, asked often when the kissing was going to start.

Jean December 17, 2015 at 11:25 AM

First line THURSDAY!

“Katie kicks me under the table, shooting me a WTF look when I meet her gaze.” Broken Promises by H.M. Ward…….Soooo great! It is totally reminding me of our Tristan and Danika!!! Sigh…..

You must read the Secret Life of Trystan Scott 1 thru 5 first! Don’t be intimidated! They are like short novellas comprised into one book!

Ela December 17, 2015 at 11:31 AM

Great! Thanks MichelleS! I can so run with that build!

Fabi December 17, 2015 at 11:41 AM

Young! ” I love a mix of action and romance in PNR/UF. Not a huge fan of a triangle love relationship though.” me too me too me too :-)

go ahead – throw the peanut. I have the first Kate Daniels book it in my tbr, does that count?

Fabi December 17, 2015 at 11:46 AM

omg Jean – you and your fantastic first lines *turns a little green with envy*

my 1st line Thursday

“Watching a movie with my brother and his boyfriend was like watching the first few minutes of a gay porn video.”
Sunset Park by Santino Hassell

^^^that makes more sense if you’ve read the first book in the series. But – no doubt – these books are HAWT. There are good-looking, naked men everywhere! lol

Amy December 17, 2015 at 11:49 AM

First line Thursday!
“Nudged awake by his bedmate’s restless movements, [name redacted] yawned, rolled over on his belly, and studied [name redacted].” ~ Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

Didn’t want any spoilers in that one. ;)

Fabi December 17, 2015 at 11:51 AM

It really IS Christmas! Maryse is reading Written in Red “finally” and Amy is reading Murder of Crows “finally” :-)

Theresa December 17, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Grayson’s Vow is .99, Mia Sheridan

Amy December 17, 2015 at 11:57 AM

OMG Fabi!! LOL!!!!!

Ela!! I was at Nordstrom a couple of weeks ago and of course I had to stop by the MAC counter…the X15 eyeshadow palettes were 25% off so I grabbed the Nordstrm’s Finest one, then I figured screw it, the warm neutral and cool neutral were great deals as well so those came home with me too. :D But…BUT! Now I want the other things from that link that are on sale…you’re not helping my self control here!! I won’t complain though. ;)

Young…the more the merrier! We LOVE penises around here. ;)

Jean December 17, 2015 at 11:59 AM

Oh Amy, that first line intrigues me! Who is it?!?! I haven’t read it yet (but did read WiR so no peanuts please)!

Ok, probably won’t hear from me for the rest of the day. Heading to my office holiday party!

Amy December 17, 2015 at 11:59 AM

OH F$&K!!!!

PEANUTS!!! Should have been PEANUTS!!

*crawls in blankie fort*

I’m not coming out the rest of the day. Oh for the love of all things holy…

Ela December 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM

*whines* why can’t Chanel palettes be on sale??? Life is SO unfair, I tell ya UNFAIR!!!!!!!!! Oh and I’m Loving little Sam the poor puppy!!!!!!!!

Ela December 17, 2015 at 12:01 PM

*rotfl* sure you did Amy ;) I bet you wrote just what was on your mind :)

Amy December 17, 2015 at 12:09 PM

Seriously Ela…I feel like I’m going to puke…

Ela December 17, 2015 at 1:01 PM

It’s all right Amy *hands over alkaseltzer* you’ll be fine! If it makes you feel better I like penises and peanuts :)

Fabi December 17, 2015 at 1:06 PM

LOL Amy! I swear I’m going to get fired. It’s pretty obvious I’m not working when I’m staring at my computer literally laughing out loud.

I bet it’s true anyways. We need a poll. Who on Maryse’s blog doesn’t love “peanuts”?

Theresa December 17, 2015 at 1:15 PM

Get ready according to Karina Halle FB she is about to release her xmas surprise! Yeah finally.

Ela December 17, 2015 at 1:19 PM

RIGHT FABI???? LMAO

I wish we had a Tarryn Fisher Holiday Surprise! I can’t wait for that Love book!

Amy December 17, 2015 at 2:05 PM

*peeks out of blankie fort*

*raises hand*

I like “peanuts.”

*slinks back into blankie fort*

Tessa December 17, 2015 at 2:48 PM

*laughs and goes into blanky fort* *hugs Amy* Remember, your computer doesn’t like the word peanuts. At least your statement was true, right?

Ela, I just wish-listed those two. I’ve never read them, so it’s definitely worth looking into. :) Yeah, more books!

Young, first off, awesome. I love the KD books sooooo much. The imp series kinda has a triangle but not really. She has a boyfriend whom she adores and there’s an angel, but he’s…. Yeah, not sure. Second book and I just like him.

First Line Thursday (because it’s actually Thursday not Wednesday)

“What are you doing?” I asked my father.
Hell on Heels by Robyn Peterman

The Goblin King is just SOOOO boring, I stopped reading it. The novella was a hundred times better. Hell on Heels is funny. Ridiculous and pure silly, but good.

fabi December 17, 2015 at 2:50 PM

Tessa, your first line…ummm

lol

Michelle December 17, 2015 at 3:10 PM

Oh Ela I LOVED The Children of the Moon books too! No one ever mentions them so you got me all excited :D I stalked her site for so long hoping she would write more books but it looks like that is not happening.

The MAC palette is nice but I have over half the colors I think but is a fantastic price!

Michelle December 17, 2015 at 3:17 PM

All this WiR love is making me squee and spin in a circle. Redacted names haha. Amy likes penises and peanuts…yeah ok just make sure you do not get those confused when you start flinging things…

First line: “I knew my marriage was in trouble the night my husband brought home a streetwalker to teach me how to satisfy him.” Lily of the Springs by Carole Bellacera. Whoa that was a good hook me first line thanks Amy ;)

Michelle December 17, 2015 at 3:23 PM

Jennifer, I forgot to respond that I looked up Heat by R Lee Smith and it looks completely different again…where does she come up with this stuff but I’m in! I want to read it soon and everything else she has written for that matter.

Fabi December 17, 2015 at 3:41 PM

Michelle, I haven’t read her new one yet, but Heat is pretty dark and gritty. Think Life of Anna dark.

Michelle December 17, 2015 at 3:54 PM

Ooo yeah I’m reading it Fabi…disturbing and gritty I like sometimes to change it up. Still haven’t read Life of Anna but want to. You need to read both The Last Hour of Gann and The Land of the Beautiful Dead. Both were sooooo amazing and different…and long but really addicting! The character development especially is top notch.

Ela December 17, 2015 at 4:05 PM

MICHELLE I’M SO EXCITED SOMEONE ELSE HAS READ SUNNY’S BOOKS!!!!!!!!!! I stalked her site too and emailed with her last year; she said she wanted to continue the series but had other priorities but eventually would continue! OMG I reread those books so many times soooooooooooooooooooo good and the sexy times so good!

Ela December 17, 2015 at 4:07 PM

What are you comparing to Life of Anna???? I loved that series!

Cheryl December 17, 2015 at 4:17 PM

Amy, the funny thing was I was shaking my head “yes” we do…I also like peanuts too! ;)

First line:
“Mr. Kingston, you need to calm down and let us do our job,” the nurse tells me. Lullabye (Rockstar Book 6) by Anne Mercier.
Good, rockstar series.

fabi December 17, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Ela, Heat. Only because of its detailed gritty darkness.

Michelle, I’m definitely reading both of those. I live long books! I think we have BR planned with Bec for LHoG in Feb I think?

fabi December 17, 2015 at 4:32 PM

*love

Theresa December 17, 2015 at 5:05 PM

Aly Martinez has several books on sale

Ela December 17, 2015 at 5:22 PM

Can Theo James play Simon???

Michelle December 17, 2015 at 5:34 PM

Ela I shrieked a little – she might write more! Can’t get my hopes up but I would be ecstatic if she comes back to that series! I miss Dante the most…that scene that causes him to go crazy (and made me cry) I will never forget! I searched a lot for books similar to that series and the closest I found to that feel was Amy Lane’s Little Goddess series. I still look for the male harem thing in pnr/fantasy as a guilty pleasure…oh well I admit it ;)

fabi December 17, 2015 at 5:53 PM

*cough cough* excuse me? Did you just say “male harem”? WHAT have I missed?!

Amy December 17, 2015 at 6:11 PM

Michelle…YAY!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited you’re reading it!!!

*happy dance*

By the way…if you don’t care for it, that’s okay. I promise my feelings won’t get hurt. ;)

Amy December 17, 2015 at 6:13 PM

Male harem??

My ovaries just did backflips.

Lisa December 17, 2015 at 6:52 PM

Cheryl.. …Im with you on both books. Cant wait for Storm…its Jakes POV and set a few years after the Mighty Storm. And the new Off-campus! Perfect holiday reading for me!

Lisa December 17, 2015 at 7:09 PM

I love peanuts and penises Amy.

And I love all of you and the ridiculous banter that has me laughing out loud in public places like a loon.

First line:
Oh dear….Im nervous to type this one…..here goes…..

‘Tittie-f*&$ing a B cup is the equivalent of rubbing your c&*k against a cushioned wall.’

*peeks through fingers*

Sacked by Tabatha Vargo

Amy December 17, 2015 at 7:14 PM

8-O

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Michelle December 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Yeah *blushes a little* but it only works for me with the pnr/fantasy/scifi type reads. It’s freakin hot if done right ;) So turning it back on y’all, what are some of your guilty pleasures? Fess up!

Michelle December 17, 2015 at 7:31 PM

Amy, I just sat down to get back into it but so far I’m liking it and I love getting the recso thank you!

Lisa, wow that’s just wow…

Lisa December 17, 2015 at 7:55 PM

Yep Michelle…its WOW alright. Male Pov obviously….slow build…not so much!! Bahaahaahaa.

Ela thats what I enjoyed about WiR….the gradual development and ‘world building’. The Others seem so dark and foreboding initially (the hunt scene early on) but by the time Meg cares for Sam they already know shes special to them (her not prey status) and seem more human themselves. I love the way the author lets that develop rather than create insta-attraction.
I adore the Crows…..pretty sure theyre my spirit animal..after all things sparkly!

Cheryl December 17, 2015 at 8:34 PM

Lisa I read the sample for that book. Remember thinking well that first line sets the mood for what this book will be like!! Let me know what you ultimately think. LOL!!

Tessa December 17, 2015 at 9:32 PM

Finished Hell on Heels! Cute and fun. It made me smile. That’s all I asked. After that one, I’m ready for something a bit more serious.

Tessa December 17, 2015 at 9:40 PM

lol Another one of my awesome first lines. *rolls eyes*

‘He watched her.’
Dear Professor by Blair Drake

I’m on page one and it’s already steamy. 0.0

bev December 17, 2015 at 9:45 PM

Amy. Amy. Amy.

*shakes head*

Love the first line though, lol.

bev December 17, 2015 at 9:47 PM

I think the next Bishop comes out on the same day as the next Patricia Briggs. Mercy!!!
And the next CS Harris.

Tessa December 17, 2015 at 9:53 PM

Seriously? Both on the same day? CRAP! How am I supposed to choose? I never read CS Harris. *goes to look her up*

bev December 17, 2015 at 10:02 PM

Right?

I mean usually no brainer for me, but Mercy is one of my very favorite heroines.

fabi December 17, 2015 at 10:07 PM

Tessa, I think I’m going to start Dear Professor tonight too.

I finished the Sunset Park in, like, a day because I couldn’t put it down. I’m not sure I got any work done today at all. I’m in a total book fog. This next one needs to either blow it out of the park or be cute and funny. It’s really hard to read that next book after finishing an awesome one.

Tessa December 17, 2015 at 10:47 PM

It’s definitely tense and what I expected, but she isn’t what I thought she’d be. Totally interesting and I’m only on chapter 3. After an awesome book, I need the light and fluffy or else the next book will just be a disappointment.

fabi December 17, 2015 at 11:12 PM

Well, … It’s not for me. dnf @ 10% for various reasons

off to hunt in my tbr again
Or
maybe I’ll that novella by Shay Savage

Anne December 18, 2015 at 12:42 AM

Read Rommies last night and didn’t like it. I didn’t like the writing and the charactares were like teenagers when in reality they were in their mid-twenties. A 1.5/5 for me.

Lisa December 18, 2015 at 1:51 AM

Royal Savage just popped up on my Kindle….and oh that cover!!

Think I’ll give this one a whirl as Sacked isn’t holding my attention (I know….shocker!) :(

Ela December 18, 2015 at 9:25 AM

OMG Michelle YES!!!! Dante!!!!!! And that book where someone did something to her *spoiler* and it gutted both her and Dante *spoiler* I cried!!!!!!!!!! How is it that not more PNR fans know of this series, I always wondered??? Yes it’s different but that’s the awesome part of PNR! You can create worlds beyond our imaginations!!!! Now you’re making me want to re-read the whole series! Although, I wasn’t to crazy with how Sunny chose to finish off the last book.

Ela December 18, 2015 at 9:36 AM

Lisa!!!!!!! I finished WiR and LOVED it!!!! The scenes with the “puppy” and even Simon as wolf and Nate and the crow who stole all her pens and pencils LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! I gave it 4 stars but since it’s still on my mind and i’m itching to pick up book 2 I may bump it up! And YES that early hunt scene freaked me out….I was like oh no what have I gotten myself into (not a fan of horror of any manner)….

fabi December 18, 2015 at 9:47 AM

Ela, so glad you liked WiR. That series is addicting in a really weird way. Maybe because its so original.

I started reading Pucked Up this morning. I loved Pucked and this one is really good so far too.

Ela December 18, 2015 at 9:53 AM

I filled in my “free smut time” with Deborah Bladon’s serials but I think I want to get back to the world of Mercy Thompson since you ladies mentioned it….I believe I may be 2 books behind? And then there’s Alpha and Omega!

Ela December 18, 2015 at 10:13 AM

Anyone interested in a “harem” check this series out and you won’t be disappointed if you’re a fan of PNR!
https://www.goodreads.com/series/40531-mon-re-children-of-the-moon

fabi December 18, 2015 at 10:14 AM

Oh! I need to get to the Alpha & Omega series too. I keep hearing how good it is. I’m wondering how much of it reflects back on the Mercy series. Does anyone know?

Ela December 18, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Michelle! *sobbing* http://www.sunnyauthor.info/news/

Ela December 18, 2015 at 10:18 AM

I don’t remember exactly but the first book in the Alpha & Omega did mention Mercy but not that it couldn’t be read as separate from that series. It’s just nice to have some answers to side questions you may have had about Mercy’s other family (her adoptive wolf family).

fabi December 18, 2015 at 10:26 AM

Thanks Ela. Some of these series I read years ago so I don’t remember all of the details.

Tessa December 18, 2015 at 11:58 AM

The alpha and omega series is far more emotional, in my opinion. Mercy is more action. That’s not saying either is lacking, but A and O is more romance with action, while Mercy is more action with romance.

Fabi, reading Dear Professor, I would have told you nope. It’s perfect for me, but yeah. I wish I’d read it first so I could have told you not to read it. *hugs*

fabi December 18, 2015 at 1:26 PM

Thanks Tessa. Hugs back at ya.

Theresa December 18, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Have read Patricia Briggs from beginning, so hard to remember. But yes Mercy is adoptive to the Cornicks (wolves). I like to read enture series and niot skip books so I woukd say read them all. But you couid ask author.
And I agree with Tessa on her statement.
One of my first series I started in PNR I keep in book form – hardcover.
I have dropped some of my PNR authirs but still holding true here

Michelle December 18, 2015 at 3:01 PM

Ela that scene with Dante is exactly the one I was talking about that made me cry and will never forget – so unexpected and just ughhh I want to reread too and I have read them all at least 3 times! Yeah see I knew she had that on her website :( :( WiR is a 5* read come on ;)

What Tessa said about Alpha and Omega. It’s the better series for me. You get more Bran too. Charles and Anna <3

Maryse December 25, 2015 at 9:25 AM

My pleasure Theresa. And thank YOU for commenting when you find the upcoming news. You are also helping ME keep up. :D

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