Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – December 27th 2016

by Maryse on December 27, 2016 · 187 comments

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Exciting day today, ’cause not only is it HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY (it’s a short one, in comparison to our usual lists, and it’s the last one of the year!!!!! OMG that’s crazy to say that!! ;) ) but there are a few from our READER FAVORITES BEST OF 2016 LIST that are on super-sale today (listed below). :D !!!

Couple that with YESTERDAY’s earlybird book release list, and we’ve got us some awesome reading this week!!! Oh… and don’t even get me started on the awesome books up for preorder that are releasing next Tuesday (posted below). It’s gonna be one of those excited-panic inducing book days for sure. Tee hee!!

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

AUDIOBOOK L:DVERS

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

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans all of 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. Everything for Her by Alexa Riley
  2. Four Weddings and a Sixpence: An Anthology
  3. Divine Desire: Lotus House, Book 3 by Audrey Carlan
  4. The Mistress by Danielle Steele <— PRE-ORDER (coming out in just a few days)
  

 

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. Sales listed are for Amazon U.S., however some of the Amazon UK links also reflect the sale!):

  • The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon <— HUGE HIT FANTASY ROMANCE and it’s super-bargain priced right now!! (Thanks for finding that bargain price, Jean and Tasha!!). My book review.

Tina: I recently finished The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon and loved it.

Anne: Finished The Bird and the Sword last night and really liked it! It was a great fantasy romance. A 4 star for me.

Jackie: The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon is top for me.

Ela: I really want to read The Bird and the Sword all over again! I absolutely LOVED that book! It’s so different and I LOVE DIFFERENT

MissR: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things is one of the best books I’ve ever read and I’ve been reading for many years ;) I borrowed it from a friend because it’s a little to pricey for my book budget.

Skye: I love love loved this one, from the writing to the romance. And most of all, loved Wavy. The whole thing really spoke to me.

Robyn: …it was a super forbidden fruit deal for me. But I read the book like a trainwreck…I couldn’t stop if I wanted to. I’m glad it ended like it did, even though so many lines were crossed and then crossed again!

  • Darkfever: Fever Series Book 1 by Karen Marie Moning <— ONE OF THE BEST BROODING, JERKFACE ANTIHEROES ALERT and each book in the series gets better and better! Thanks for finding us this super-bargain, Jean!! My book review.

Jean: Guys I am LOVING Darkfever!!!! Great recommendation! Couldn’t put it down last night and now I’m tired today! Soooo good!!!!!

KB: My favorite book that I’ve read this year so far is definitely Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning…I just caught up to that series and read all of them over 2 weeks, love those books.

  • Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty <— MARITAL STRIFE AND FRIENDSHIPS ALERT!! “…when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite. Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn’t gone?” This one is on super-sale too!
Tasha: I’m going to go with Truly Madly Guilty by Lianne Moriarty as favorite book of the year though. I just love this author. I’ve only read 3 of her books but they all have that special something that makes such a big impression on me and stays with me long after I’ve read them. She has the ability to write characters that feel so incredibly real and you feel something for all of them, flaws and all and will quickly become absorbed in their lives and the mystery of the thing that drives the story. In this book, the mystery of what happened at the BBQ truly did drive me mad. Lol For almost a good 40% of the book I think, but it allowed for good character development and when I found out what happened, and how it affected each of the characters from then after, it made me feel so much more for them.

Anne: I am reading The Royals series by Erin Watt and freaking loving it!! I am almost done with Paper Princess and I love those Royals! Yes they can be total jerks but deep inside they are just suffering. I can’t wait to get off work today so I can keep reading. I am glad I waited till all 3 books were out :D

Lauren: I would have to say Paper Princess. I think I bought 6 copies and gave them to friends and family! I forced them to read it and all but one love it!

Jeannie: , I can’t choose between two of my favorites for 2016, so I’m going to list them both. I absolutely loved A Court of Mist and Fury – everything changed in this book, and I loved it! I couldn’t put it down and I cannot wait for the sequel.

MichelleS: My favorite November read? It was A Court of Mist and Fury, by Sarah J. Maas. SQUEE!!!!! Loved it. Cannot wait for the next installment.

Theresa: Oh Maryse…to only choose ONE…GAHHH…that is so challenging…well, since Court of Mist and Fury is already up there, and that is what came to my mind immediately; I will choose a different one…same author though and that is Empire of Storms by Sarah Maas…the world building, character development, plot twists, and that ending…OMG talk about a cliffhanger!

Teresa: The book that has moved me the most so far this year is A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole. I both loved and hated it….6+ stars.

Shay: I would have to say A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole her books always leave me wanting more, this book left me emotionally exhausted i couldnt sing its praises enough i recommend it to everyone especially if they are fans of me before you they both affected me in the same way. Months later they can still bring tears to my eyes just thinking about the stories. I left this book with an appreciation for living and enjoying life also an appreciation for authors that have the ability to move you with their words there are only a handful that leave me weeks later still thinking about their books, and Tillie cole is one of them.

Amy: even if The Problem With Forever is YA, it’s Jennifer Armentrout so I’m clicking that one, too. GAH! I love her writing.

JenC: Oh more! The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout has dropped

Lisa: Loved Beard Science. Its like visiting the set of Northern Exposure, there are all these quirky eccentric characters. Love Penny Reid’s writing.
LisaM: I just finished One with You by Sylvia Day!! Waaa!! I loved it!! I’m sad because it’s over. What an amazing series!! Sylvia is an awesome writer!! Loved Gideon & Eva’s story through each book!!! This was one series that I didn’t have to reread the previous books!! That says a lot, especially since there was a year or so in between each book!!
              

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN

  1. My Champion (Bewitched and Bewildered Book 7) by Alanea Alder
  2. Ted on an Alien Planet: Ted Stedman Novel 03 by D. R. Rosier
  3. Phoenix Blood (Old School Book 1) by Jenny Schwartz
  4. Scorched (Rulers of the Sky Book 1) by Paula Quinn
  5. Call Me Zhenya by Katriena Knights
  6. The Choice To Be Free (Children of Angels Book 8) by Natalie D. Wilson
  7. Torture (Terraway Book 3) by Mary E. Twomey
  8. Death’s Dancer by Jasmine Silvera
  9. Edge of Yesterday (Edge Series Book 1) by Tarah Scott and Sue-Ellen Welfonder
  10. A Court For Fairies (Dark Heralds Book 1) by Lynn S.
  11. Kovah: Soul Seeker: A Rebel Riders Novel by C.J. Pinard <— COLLEGE STUDENT HAS BEEN CHANGED FOREVER…When his freakish eyes and lack of aging become too much to explain, he leaves Dominic and New York behind and becomes Kovah Sanagra, the foul-mouthed, angry vampire-hunting hybrid who literally has nothing left to lose.”
  12. Blood Moon: Fated & Forbidden: The Conclusion by Kallysten
  13. The Edge of the Blade (The Uncharted Realms) by Jeffe Kennedy
  14. Wild Rose, Silent Snow by Angel Martinez <— M/M ROMANCE
  15. Accused (The Talani Trade Alliance Book 1) by Leona Windwalker <— M/M ROMANCE
  16. Cursed Touch (Grimwood Book 4) by Kelly Apple
  17. Color of Evil: Spectrum of Color Book Two by S. K. Wee
                

 

CONTEMPORARY

  1. Until Ashlyn: (Until Her) by Aurora Rose Reynolds <— SHE  DRUNKENLY MARRIED HER BOSS IN VEGAS ALERT!! ”Waking up married in Vegas isn’t something Ashlyn Mayson ever thought would happen to her. Having Dillon, her boss, a man she thinks is a dick, insist they stay married is absurd, but every time he touches her, she gets lost in him and wonders if maybe they are meant to be together...”
  2. The Ice Beneath Her: A Novel by Camille Grebe <— PSYCH THRILLER ALERT!!! A WOMEN IS DEAD & A WEALTHY “PLAYBOY” who’s the MISSING SUSPECT and they’re all looking for him… “Emma Bohman, a young clerk at Orre’s company, chanced to meet the charming chief executive, and romance swiftly bloomed. Almost as quickly as the passionate affair ignited, it was over when Orre inexplicably disappeared. One staggering misfortune after another followed, leaving Emma certain that her runaway lover was to blame and transforming her confusion and heartbreak into anger. Now, pursuing the same mysterious man for different reasons, Emma and the police are destined to cross paths in a chilling dance of obsession, vengeance, madness, and love gone hellishly wrong.
  3. Underboss Raphael (Cosa Nostra Book 2) by Harley McRide
  4. Hawk’s Bounty (Haven MC Book 2) by Carson Mackenzie
  5. Wind River Rancher (Wind River Series Book 2) by Lindsay McKenna
  6. How Not to Let Go (The Belhaven Series) by Emily Foster
  7. Kill Without Shame (Ares Security) by Alexandra Ivy <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT! HE’S A MILITARY HERO NOW WORKING FOR A SECURITY COMPANY and he once broke her heart badly, but “…since surviving captivity, he’s a changed man—and a crucial member of ARES Security. When he discovers a dead man clutching a picture of Mia that bears a threatening message, his fiercest protective instincts kick in, and he knows he must go to her…”
  8. Atonement (The Atonement Duet Book 1) by Selene Chardou
  9. What Women Want by Mari Carr
  10. The Sometime Burglar by Winifred Morris
  11. Uphold: Blue Line Series Book 2 by Reagan Phillips
  12. Divine Desire (The Lotus House Series Book 3) by Audrey Carlan <— A YOGA INSTRUCTOR AND A MUSICIAN ALERT!When veteran yoga instructor Mila Mercado was asked to attend a new class and report back to the studio, she had no idea that the over-confident, ruggedly sexy newbie Atlas Powers was going to teach more than just a very controversial and erotic form of yoga...”
  13. Crashing The Net by Cheyenne Meadows
  14. Unforgivable Lust & Restraint: Book 2 of the Unforgivable Series by Shay Lee Soleil
  15. The Fallen Angel Series Box Set: Fallen Angel – A Mafia Romance by Tracie Podger
  16. Depravity (The Captive Series Book 2) by Penelope Marshall
  17. Twisted by Emily Zajac
  18. Cabin Rescue (The Sampson Series Book 2) by Lena Lane
  19. Fighting for Us by Mareta L. Miller <— HE’S MOURNING THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE AND WANTS TO JOIN HER, and… “…he falls into the world of underground fighting, every day chasing the chance to know the relief that joining her in death would bring. In a surprise attack, he’s finally called to the other side, and he follows willingly until a woman he’s never met, an angel, begs him to stay and fight for his life. Against all he’s wanted for more than four years, he allows the eyes and the voice of this angel to call him back. ..” OH!! This sounds like it could be really heart wrenching and heartwarming and angsty!!
  20. A Spiced Apple Winter: A Fairfield Orchard Novel by Emma Cane
  21. In Your Arms (A For Your Love Novel) by Shannyn Schroeder
  22. All He Feels – Dax & Ginny (Crossroads Book 11) by Melanie Shawn <— SHE’S A FAMOUS COUNTRY SINGER & HE’S HER BODY GUARD (and it can be read as a standalone)
  23. Everything for Her by Alexa Riley
  24. Insert Groom Here (Unconventional Brides Romance) by K.M. Jackson
  25. The Fixer: Games People Play by HelenKay Dimon <— SHE NEEDS HIS HELP ALERT!!! “He’s known only as Wren. A wealthy, dangerously secretive man, he specializes in making problems disappear. A professional fixer, Wren hides a dark past, but his privacy is shattered when Emery Finn seeks him out—and what she wants from him is very personal…”
  26. SEALs of Honor: Chase by Dale Mayer
  27. The Devil’s Spawn (Devil’s Kiss Book 4) by Gemma James
  28. Craving Irish (Sinners & Saints Book 3) by Sara Brookes
  29. Protecting Her SEAL (ASSIGNMENT: Caribbean Nights Book 11) by Kat Cantrell
  30. Dirty Play (A Nolan Brothers Series Novel ~ Book 3) by Amy Olle <— SHE NOW OWNS A PRO HOCKEY TEAM ALERT!!Thrust into her new role as team owner, Haven strikes a hasty but lucrative trade deal, only to find out her new star forward and the sexy groomsman she hooked up with at a friend’s wedding are one and the same man…
  31. Seeking the Future (The Forgotten Trilogy Book 3) by Brenda Kennedy
  32. Crash and Burn (Sisterhood Book 27) by Fern Michaels
  33. The Rancher’s Heart (Hearts of Wyoming Book 3) by Anne Carrole
  34. Four Weddings and a Sixpence: An Anthology by Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Stefanie Sloane, Laura Lee Guhrke
  35. Eligible Billionaires Box Set Books 1-5 by Maggie Marr
  36. Eligible Billionaires Box Set Books 6-9 by Maggie Marr
  37. The Fighter’s Bride (Interracial Bad Boy Fighter Romance) (Alpha Males Book 10) by Miss Brandy K
  38. Draw The Line by Kim Carmichael <— SHE NEEDS TO GET MARRIED TO NOT BE DEPORTED ALERT!…Needing to get married, she figures she’ll give it a go when Argyle offers to make an honest woman out of her for the price of co-starring in a reality show. The show takes on a life of its own, airing everything from their dirty laundry to their public display of passion…
  39. Highland Gathering (Abducted Hearts Book 2) by Douglas Black <— M/M ROMANCE
  40. A Long Walk Home (Happawly Ever After Romance Book 1) by Piper Landen
                                      

 

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MichelleS December 27, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Hey Bev / beat you! Neener neener

Maryse December 27, 2016 at 1:23 PM

LOL!!!! When I came to check out the comment I was sure it would be bev. :P *snort*

Ela December 27, 2016 at 1:25 PM

LMAO….

Tasha J December 27, 2016 at 1:32 PM

The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe also released today! This was is SUPER high on my tbr list!!

Fabi December 27, 2016 at 2:35 PM

Last new release list of the year?! How did that happen so fast? I still have over 200 new releases from 2016 I want to read!

Amy December 27, 2016 at 3:07 PM

I put it on the other post, but A Torch Against the Night is 2.99 right now. :D

Oh geez, I still have to make up my “best of” list for this year…

Jean December 27, 2016 at 3:21 PM

My 1-clicker is completely out of control today!

bev December 27, 2016 at 3:25 PM

Pfft.

Go, Jean. Go.

bev December 27, 2016 at 3:33 PM
R. Renee December 27, 2016 at 3:43 PM

Yes! That about sums it up bev!

bev December 27, 2016 at 3:52 PM

But I worry about Amy.
If she doesn’t read Simon now she will miss putting him on her list.
Then she will be like, damn. If only.
So for her peace of mind….

Maryse December 27, 2016 at 4:33 PM

LOL bev!!!!!!!

You take such good care of us. ;)

Maryse December 27, 2016 at 4:33 PM

Thank you Tasha!! What a find that was! I added it. :D

bev December 27, 2016 at 4:45 PM

I try, but you all fight so hard against it.

Jan December 27, 2016 at 5:01 PM

LOL Michelle S. (How old are we again….??)

Some goodies up there. I’ve got the new rock chick story already preordered, but I didn’t know there was a new Captive Price story coming out. *clicks* Seriously, if there’s anyone who hasn’t read that trilogy yet, just DO IT!!

A few days ago I finished a sweet new PNR called The Snowfang Bride by Merry Ravenell and it was REALLY GOOD. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a new PNR author. Definitely a cut above a lot of the dross out there.

Jan December 27, 2016 at 5:04 PM

er *Captive PRINCE* :D

MichelleS December 27, 2016 at 5:54 PM

My last two attempts have been DNF’s – Whiskey Neat & Behind the Veil. Just not feeling it. Didn’t connect with the characters. Need a good read before the year is up to maybe add to my list. Back to the samples…

MichelleS December 27, 2016 at 5:57 PM

I loved Snowfang Bride! A new Captive Prince? What? Where? Need to scroll back up.

(I’m ancient – just turned 50, but ribbing Bev makes me feel 15 again. And so do her book recommendations. Like Simon!)

Maryse December 27, 2016 at 6:31 PM

Who’s Simon?

*smirks*

*runs away fast before the onslaught of peanuts hits*

Linda December 27, 2016 at 6:35 PM

Lol thank you for asking Maryse!!! I was actually afraid to. It’s really hard for me to keep up most of the time.

Cheryl December 27, 2016 at 6:38 PM

Still working on my fav list too.

Just finished Bad Mommy. Not sure what to think of the ending… left me with some unanswered questions. Certainly not how I thought it was going to be. Kept changing on me and adding more craziness on top of craziness. Interesting POV’s.

bev December 27, 2016 at 7:16 PM

Linda, Simon is from Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda. Unless you haven’t read Written in Red??? Then it’s that Simon.

Maryse…Maryse. …Maryse. …you need to read it. ASAP. With oreos. You’ll adore Simon.

bev December 27, 2016 at 7:18 PM

MichelleS, you are not ancient.

Where is Tessa? Tessa, have you read One Fell Sweep? It’s so good, my favorite one.

Grey December 27, 2016 at 10:07 PM

WTF… I go on vacation and bev is picking favorites?!?

Speaking of vacations… Gah, I’m exhausted! I am going to need a vacation to recover from my vacation!

Tessa December 27, 2016 at 10:27 PM

Bev, I still have to read the second one again. I read it as she was releasing it, but stopped half way through. So I resisted reading it on the site. I’ll buy it next month after kid goes to school.

Grey, yeah. Disney World is no joke. That place eats your energy. Oh, if you go to Harry Potter, don’t forget to buy an overpriced wand! Mine was expensive, but darn if I don’t adore it.

Tessa December 27, 2016 at 10:30 PM

A Court for Fairies? Kindle Unlimited? Mine!

bev December 27, 2016 at 11:38 PM

My favorite of that series. I already picked my favorites for the year, got it down to 12, I think. Still feel bad about leaving some off the list.
I want to read Maryse ‘ s favorites, though I expect the list to be a wash in tears.

bev December 27, 2016 at 11:38 PM

Oooh. I want a wand.

Amy December 28, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah is 3.99 right now…not really a “bargain” price, but it’s normally 9.99 so still a good deal.

And hey, it can be a decades book next month! ;)

Amy December 28, 2016 at 9:40 AM

Also, The Unbroken Line of the Moon by Johanne Hildebrandt (labeled as fantasy/sci-fi…?) is 1.99.

Ela December 28, 2016 at 10:26 AM

Oh Tessa! A Court of Fairies sounds good!

Ela December 28, 2016 at 10:36 AM

FOR

MichelleS December 28, 2016 at 11:51 AM

“Ooh. I want a wand.” – Bev, your squirrel moments crack me up.

I’m reading like 5 books right now, trying desperately to connect. Marked in Flesh, Cotillion, Poison Princess, and my other two that I starred & abandoned. Ugh! All over the place. HELP!

Leslie M December 28, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Cheryl, Bad Mommy might not be for me. The whole “craziness on top of craziness” and ending “leaving me with unanswered questions” makes me want to pass. Which actually is a GOOD thing as I REALLY want to attempt to not add to my TBR.

I know, I know, we all say this and never do it, but I’m going to make an honest effort of not going crazy in 2017 with new books.

bev December 28, 2016 at 11:56 AM

Too soon to talk about bookish resolutions?

As always I want to read more from my bought books, I think I have so many it makes me anxious.
I’m going to try to pick up the old paper and pen and keep a list.
I want to focus on the book I’m reading, savoir it, not worry too much about what is next.
I want to read more. Turn off the distractions in the evening and read, especially through the winter. And read in those little free moments. I used to pull out a book, or music (also need to delve back in) yet now it’s my phone. :/
Saying all this I do want to use my library more, it is one of my favorite places. :)
Also, using the library expand my reading a bit. I used to dabble outside my comfort zones a bit more.
On the other side I want to go back to old favorites HR and non fiction. Maybe some re-reads of old friends, like Heyer and McNaught.

bev December 28, 2016 at 12:03 PM

MichelleS, I’d go with Marked in Flesh. But only read it if in the right mood. You do have until march until the next & last comes out.
I’m sort off debating between Because of Miss Bridgerton, which I started before going back to a novella I’d squirreled from. I like the start so far.
Or The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart. Sounds cute and fun.

MichelleS December 28, 2016 at 12:16 PM

Ooh. A Bridgerton novel? I adored all of them. I almost picked that one she co-authored that was “told in 3 parts”, but decided against it.

I think I’m in a historical mood. That’s why I’m not feeling connected. That’s also why I chose Catillion. Any recs there for a good historical bodice ripper? Need a feisty h and broody H and a slow burn.

Ela December 28, 2016 at 12:22 PM

bev???? Final one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????

MichelleS December 28, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Did you read the spinoffs Snythe-Smith? I haven’t yet… hmmm…

MichelleS December 28, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Smythe-Smith

Ela December 28, 2016 at 1:06 PM

Anyone read Bishop’s The Black Jewels series?

Fabi December 28, 2016 at 1:06 PM

bev, 2 of your resolutions are just like mine

“As always I want to read more from my bought books, I think I have so many it makes me anxious.

I want to focus on the book I’m reading, savour it, not worry too much about what is next.”

bev December 28, 2016 at 1:39 PM

MichelleS, I’ve only read like one of Julia Quinn before. This was on sale yesterday, maybe still is? I saw it on an year end list. I keep seeing Kelly Bowen too, who I have not read.

Ela, I have. I enjoy them…..Though some are passed by how she chose to go in novellas after the main series ended.
And yes the last one. Big BR??

Fabi, I always like seeing what R and Tasha and Anna are reading on GR. They seem to pick a book with care and the really read it with care……If that makes sense? Lol.

MichelleS December 28, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Bev – I loved her Bridgerton novels, unfortunately, that was my least favorite. So don’t judge her based on that one.

I’m in a mood to laugh a little & swoon. I don’t want to have to think about what I just read. No stiff writing. No heavy topics.

bev December 28, 2016 at 1:51 PM

Let’s read the Bucket list book..;)

CR, though.

R. Renee December 28, 2016 at 1:58 PM

Ahhh bev. That’s the best compliment <3

Ela December 28, 2016 at 2:53 PM

bev? The end of Simon-Wolfgard NOOOOOOOOOO! It CAN’T BE, SHE CAN DO SO MUCH MORE! HUGE BUDDY READ

Yeah I saw how she did the novellas after the main “series”…I’ll take a look.

Ela December 28, 2016 at 3:08 PM

Oh bev: from Anne Bishops website:
Q. Will you be writing more books about the Others?
A.Maybe. Right now I’m working on some ideas.

http://www.annebishop.com/a.faq.html

bev December 28, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Ela, I hope she will. Though I’m not adverse to new stories either, as much as I love the courtyard. Tessa posted a link to an excerpt for a new series that takes place in the same world.

Amy December 28, 2016 at 5:17 PM

*reads bev’s reading resolution*

Hell. Yeah.

Fabi…weren’t you keeping track of our reading challenge books on GR? I need to finalize my reading list but I’m too lazy to dig around for the post about it…

Ela December 28, 2016 at 5:41 PM
Ela December 28, 2016 at 5:41 PM
Jan December 28, 2016 at 5:44 PM

Hmmm. I’m not too sure about a book resolution. I’m not very good at sticking to resolutions. And I’m likely to see a shiny new book come out and just drop everything else :/

Fabi December 28, 2016 at 6:07 PM

Amy, The only list I have so far is the January one.

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18394534-bev-s-2017-tbr-challenge-january

I don’t have your pick on it yet. I only kept track on GR not of all the posts here.

In fact, any of you ladies who want to add your January challenge pick to the list please click that link and post it there. I’ll add it to the group list on top.

bev December 28, 2016 at 6:11 PM

I’m not great with them and yet always like them.
For some reason I feel slightly more motivated this year.

Leslie M December 28, 2016 at 6:20 PM

Amy (or anyone who wants to join in or needs a reminder) – this is the list of topics for each month:

Amy for January – decades: book set in any decade in from 1900-1990′s or that spans any of those decades

Jan for February – sci-fi/pnr

Anna for March – Marmy/horror/book you’ve been afraid to read

Tasha for April – “everyone” has read but me

Nay for May – try, try again: book you started but never finished

Bev for June – I need my girl by The National: https://www.google.com/search?q=the+national+i+need+my+girl&oq=the+national+I+need+my+&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l2j69i60.12107j0j4&client=ms-android-samsung&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8 use this song, lyrics, video etc to inspire your book choice

Grey for July – numbers: number in title, or book number related somehow

Lisa A for August – one word title

Leslie for September – school/military

Tessa for October – next in series

Jean for November – cowboy

Michelle S December – color in title

Leslie M December 28, 2016 at 6:29 PM

I included the name of the topic picker for each month in case anyone has a question. :)

I’m looking forward to my January pick. Before We Were Stranger’s by Renee Carlino

Amy December 28, 2016 at 6:43 PM

Thank you Leslie!!!

And When We Were Strangers was really good from what I remember. :D

Amy December 28, 2016 at 6:47 PM

Fabi…my pick for January is Remember When.

I think it might be Jean’s as well…maybe?

Fabi December 28, 2016 at 7:36 PM

Thanks Amy, I added it to our GR January list.

bev December 28, 2016 at 8:14 PM

Looks like Jan is going to be a br of the Larks book for many of our friends.

I’m reading, not far into, a book that has the heroine finding a list her ex made of what he wants to accomplish before 40. She decides t hat if she completes the list he will come back to her. Curious, do any of you have a list like that?

Jan December 28, 2016 at 8:16 PM

I’m pretty pumped about my January pick – Exaltation of Larks, after all of the excitement about it. I bought it a little while ago and didn’t start it (I know not why) but I’m ready for this tbr challenge. We can do it, ladies :)

Jan December 28, 2016 at 8:28 PM

Yep I guess some of us will be BR’ing EoL. Should be fun!

bev, I don’t have any lists like that, although I always had some big-picture life goals in my head about career, marriage, kids, the usual. And although I’ve had my share of s#!*t in my life (who hasn’t??) so far overall I’ve had a pretty good time of it. I guess that makes me one of the lucky ones. But a bucket list? Not really.

Leslie M December 28, 2016 at 9:06 PM

Nope, no bucket lists for me. Only reading lists.

bev December 28, 2016 at 9:20 PM

If you have met your big life goals then that is definitely lucky or hard work. ;)

I have ideas of things I’d like to do, but never put them in a specific list form. I’ve never liked the term bucket list, but may be interesting to have a before 40 list or a 2017 list.

Amy December 28, 2016 at 9:31 PM

Well now I’m feeling like a slacker because I haven’t set any major goals in life. :? Other than places I want to visit before I’m too old to do so…

Geez, all I need to do is read Me Before You again and maybe his active life BEFORE the accident will motivate me. ;)

bev December 28, 2016 at 9:56 PM

Um…..what?

Miss new house, new job, and went back to school…..yeah really underachieving, lol.

I kind of do like short lists, not life long list. Not sure what I’d put on mine though.

Amy December 28, 2016 at 11:23 PM

When you put it that way…*snort* Thanks bev. ;)

I just meant some people have all these cool goals like go sky diving or climb some huge mountain or start a foundation or something awesome like that. Me? Uhhhhh…keep my t!ts and a$$ from sagging too much?

R. Renee December 28, 2016 at 11:35 PM

Yay Leslie! I love Before We Were Strangers. That’s MY kind of angst!

My bucket list: finish my book or look for a decently priced divorce attorney.

Amy December 29, 2016 at 12:23 AM

*snort*

Seriously though, you’ll finish it, R. You can do this. ;)

bev December 29, 2016 at 1:13 AM

Or its a great start to her next book.

Amy December 29, 2016 at 1:20 AM

OMG… *snicker*

R. Renee December 29, 2016 at 1:24 AM

Hmmm…

Maryse December 29, 2016 at 9:23 AM

I finished Bad Mommy you guys!!! It was VERY good. Not as… crazy and dark as her usuals, but definitely up that creepy-weirdo alley… and I LOVED how she told the story. It was fun and a bit exciting.

Ela December 29, 2016 at 10:06 AM

bev, what’s that book with the list? I wish I had a list like that! I doubt I can get all my stuff done in 1 year. Maybe a before 50 list?

OMG! Can’t wait for our Larks BR in January!

bev December 29, 2016 at 10:10 AM

FLT: I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date, I sing to myself as I hurry down the road – half walking, half – running.
—The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart by Anna Bell.

It’s pretty cute, I’m enjoying it. Nice end of year read – now I need to make a small list, lol.
Only issue I have is I’m 52% and she is still too tunnel vision on her ex.

bev December 29, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Maryse I’m glad you enjoyed it, nice to end the year on a good read. :)

Ela, I just do not want a bucket list, I just find it depressing. Plus, people change so it seems like a list should evolve and change too.
Though I do like the idea of a list like travel or try a new hobby. Even bigger things like maybe buy a new house someday. *shrug*
I have 2 years and some change before 40. There has to be a couple things before then.

Ela December 29, 2016 at 10:24 AM

R. Make sure you get that divorce attorney BEFORE you finish your world bestseller! LMAO

bev December 29, 2016 at 10:26 AM

Wouldn’t it be a good second book?
Second chance romance.

R. Renee December 29, 2016 at 10:26 AM

LOL Ela! He’s on his way to buy a prime rib. I think I’ll keep him for at least a few more days…

Ela December 29, 2016 at 10:32 AM

Alrighty then! So I’m not really feeling For All The Evers :(

Amy December 29, 2016 at 10:48 AM

FLT

“I see you getting things you don’t deserve, living it up. It f*cking sucks.” ~ Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher

(I had to throw in the second line because it’s SO Tarryn Fisher. ;) )

Yep, still on this one. Not a lot of reading time lately. Boo. :mad: Even so, I’m THOROUGHLY having a blast with it (it’s scary that I’m mentally cheering her on so far, right? *snort*) and am encouraged by Maryse’s reaction!

R. Renee December 29, 2016 at 11:02 AM

FLT “I was thirty years old when the seaplane T.J. Callahan and I were traveling on crash-landed in the Indian Ocean.” On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves. So mad at myself for almost missing out on this one…

Fabi December 29, 2016 at 11:21 AM

R. I’m so glad you’re enjoying On the Island. It’s a huge favorite around here. :-)

FLT
“I love Thursday nights.”
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

In spite of the meh first line, I am so happy I fit this one in before the end of the year. It’s amazing!

Amy December 29, 2016 at 11:22 AM

I’m swooning vicariously just reading your first line, R.

*scratches head*

Was that proper grammar?

Ela December 29, 2016 at 12:34 PM

Oh!!!!!!!!! I’m joining Amy!

MichelleS December 29, 2016 at 12:49 PM

FLT: “Caroline Trent hadn’t meant to shoot Percival Prewitt, but she did, and now he was dead.” – To Catch an Heiress, Julia Quinn.

I read this one straight through. Just what I needed. A light Historical Romance with seriously wicked funny banter between the H and h. Lots of cliches, but completely what I was in the mood for.

ON THE ISLAND! Woo hoo. I love it when someone gets to read something like that for the first time.

Now what? I feel like I need to think hard about this and that will doom me for sure. I want to end the year with a BANG.

Aaaand for January, I picked something that never would have come up as a rec for me, because I am going to challenge myself doubly. I want to find something within the theme and also something I might not ordinarily read. have found some gems in the past stretching onto some other shelves. (My January read is tell the Wolves I’m Home).

Tessa December 29, 2016 at 12:53 PM

FLT:
“This is the best day of my life. ”
Silver by KA Linde

My only book bucket list is to finish a bunch of series I started. That’s why I am reading Silver. It’s the end of the All That Glitters series. I’m enjoying it a lot. :) Even if the first line doesn’t reflect the rest of the book.

Real life list is small. I’m forty, so I’m going with, before I die. :P

1. Write a book that I would love.
2. See Warwick Castle in England
3. Go to the top of the Eifel Tower
4. Tour the Louvre
5. Neuschwanstein castle
6. Stay in a castle as a hotel

… See a pattern? Lol

Tessa December 29, 2016 at 1:24 PM

My January read is Kiss Me Hard Before You Go by Shannon McCrimmon. I so hope it’s not a death book.

bev December 29, 2016 at 1:26 PM

Love it Tessa.
I just made a completely boring and small one for this year.

Big list? Travel for sure. Almost everywhere. I’d love to do a train ride like through the Highlands or the Alps. I think a mystery tour would be fun.

Tessa December 29, 2016 at 2:01 PM

Yeah, mine would also just include most of Europe, Japan, Australia, Egypt, and most of the US which I haven’t seen. But castles? Those are number one.

Amy December 29, 2016 at 2:21 PM

Ela…are you coming in the Bad Mommy fort with me???

Tessa…KMHBYG was such a good one. ;)

I love bev’s and Tessa’s travel lists. *dreamy sigh*

Amy December 29, 2016 at 2:23 PM

I have one that ALL of you should add to your bucket list…

Join Amy in Seattle for a combo EIT/FSoG/Thoughtless/whatever-other-book-set-in-Seattle tour!!!!! :D

bev December 29, 2016 at 2:59 PM

Amy you and Maryse need to be careful. How do you know if in real life we are all really odd.
Not charmingly so, but scarily so?

bev December 29, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Hey, someone should try litsy with me. I don’t want to go by myself.

R. Renee December 29, 2016 at 3:01 PM

No kidding! bev’s right. Remember last summer when I invited Fabi and she stripped down to her skivvies and played ghost in the graveyard by herself in the back yard? Just sayin…

Ela December 29, 2016 at 3:05 PM
Ela December 29, 2016 at 3:07 PM

bev, you mean the cosmetic monthly thing?

bev December 29, 2016 at 3:11 PM

Ela, this.

http://litsy.com

I just want to see what it is like inside, but I want a travel buddy.

Fabi December 29, 2016 at 3:12 PM

ummmm….R? What happens at the retreat stays …? Besides, with the quantity of alcohol available I doubt anyone’s memories are very clear. I just remember laughing until I was crying. And! Eating the most delicious meals. :-)

Ela December 29, 2016 at 3:12 PM

LMAO R! WE CAN ALL GO STREAKING THROUGH SEATTLE!

Fabi December 29, 2016 at 3:15 PM

I’m confused bev. That’s a website or blog or something right? Not a travel location?

bev December 29, 2016 at 3:15 PM
bev December 29, 2016 at 3:17 PM
Fabi December 29, 2016 at 3:22 PM

“…iOS only for the moment…”

I’m out. :-(

Ela December 29, 2016 at 3:28 PM

GR AND here is what I’m willing to commit to for now… sorry bev

BUT if you want to try that cosmetic thingy Maryse and Amy do I’M IN

Fabi December 29, 2016 at 3:31 PM

bev, some of the comments say it’s available for android now. If so, I’ll give it a whirl with you.

bev December 29, 2016 at 3:37 PM

Yes, it’s available for Android. I’m just so curious.
Ela, I’m not big on make up. I did order a Goodebox but hasn’t come yet.

Fabi December 29, 2016 at 3:41 PM

Installing it now. Hey bev, I just saw an app that has the complete Sherlock Holmes collection for free.

bev December 29, 2016 at 3:45 PM

Grr. My name is in use….so what. I hate when they do that. *sigh*

I need a name.

Fabi, I have never read the originals, except a short story.

Fabi December 29, 2016 at 3:48 PM

My name was already in use too so I’m fab1 over there.

bev December 29, 2016 at 3:53 PM

Ok, I’m following you. I’m bevbev.
And I’m already confused, lol.

bev December 29, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Ok……interesting.

R. Renee December 29, 2016 at 4:02 PM

So I just found my Wham album from when I was ten years old. I’ll be in the fort if anyone needs me.

MichelleS December 29, 2016 at 4:27 PM

Oh my gosh! A road trip would be so much fun. Meet in the middle somewhere fun. Lots of book talk on the way. Fabi lives 20minutes away. We could split the gas!

MichelleS December 29, 2016 at 4:30 PM

Another book site? Gah! I can’t keep up. Because good reads is linked to Amazon is the only reason I have anything going on over there.

bev December 29, 2016 at 4:40 PM

I’m not sure if it is the book place for me. It might be too social media like.

MichelleS December 29, 2016 at 5:06 PM

R – my first break up, I cried to “Careless Whisper” for months! Blankie Fort – make room.

R. Renee December 29, 2016 at 5:08 PM

There’s plenty of room! And my friend is on her way from Houston with martinis, so there may be ugly crying soon…

MichelleS December 29, 2016 at 5:14 PM

R -are you in Texas too? Did I forget that?

R. Renee December 29, 2016 at 5:15 PM

I’m in Canyon Lake between San Antonio & Austin.

Amy December 29, 2016 at 5:19 PM

It’s okay bev…I don’t live IN Seattle, just near it so we wouldn’t be meetin’ up at my home. ;)

We could get a huge suite at one of the really nice hotels and then go out to D’Arcy Island and Pike Place and…and…OMG the possibilities are endless!!!

MichelleS December 29, 2016 at 5:32 PM

I’m not goin’ no place scary… nope… ya’ll are crazy!

MichelleS December 29, 2016 at 5:35 PM

Totally random… speaking of EIT… was it Dex that called someone “angelfu*#er”? What the heck book was that. Cracked me up. My hubby uses it all the time because I must have told him when I was reading the book. Was it EIT?

Ela December 29, 2016 at 6:05 PM

I found Sylvain Reynard used it in Gabriel’s Inferno.

R. Renee December 29, 2016 at 6:05 PM

I LOVE that book <3 <3

Ela December 29, 2016 at 6:07 PM

Loved the first book but the next I still haven’t read. The second I started but it was a bunch of back and forth…

Ela December 29, 2016 at 6:08 PM

Hopefully you’re referring to Gabriel’s Inferno…LOL

Jan December 29, 2016 at 6:17 PM

FLT:
‘Blinding bright light tore Riley out of deep sleep, like someone had ripped the roof off her dream.’
Alone On earth (Signal Bend 4) by Susan Fanetti

R. Renee December 29, 2016 at 6:36 PM

Yes Ela GI. I loved the whole series. The first one was one of the paperbacks I got for Christmas.

Fabi December 29, 2016 at 6:43 PM

MichelleS if we were in car together in a road trip it would be non-stop book talk. OMG!

Amy December 29, 2016 at 6:57 PM

MichelleS…I’m pretty sure Dex called Maximus that or at least something very close. ;)

R. Renee December 29, 2016 at 7:01 PM

That sounds AWESOME Fabi!! Better swing by here and get me!

Leslie M December 29, 2016 at 7:15 PM

How about a road trip to Florida?? I’m in middle of stupid f-n snowstorm and super crabby.

That litsy thing looks cool, but GR is most I venture into social media.

George Michael….Love him!! *sniffles*

bev December 29, 2016 at 7:28 PM

One of those cool Seattle houseboats is where you guys should stay.
Oh Leslie. I’m jealous. It’s just gray and a bit foggy and in the 40s. Love the gray and chill but want the snow.

Fabi, I don’t think Litsy is for me. It looks too much like fb. Though I like cool book pictures.

bev December 29, 2016 at 7:29 PM

Debbie Reynolds shocked me especially so soon after her daughter. So sad.

bev December 29, 2016 at 8:14 PM

Maryse has a review up.
She is scaring me with Phil Collins.

Fabi December 29, 2016 at 8:21 PM

OK…I vote for a road trip to Florida. We can rent a big suburban or mini-van and book talk the whole way there. Then, we can knock on Maryse’s door and talk more book talk. :-)

R. Renee December 29, 2016 at 8:25 PM

Just leave the first part of July open for the retreat whoever’s coming! I’m backing it up to the It Ends With Us play! https://www.facebook.com/ItEndsWithUsPlay/

Anna Penwick December 29, 2016 at 8:37 PM

FLT: “There’s a saying, you can’t go home again.” Chasing the Tide A. Meredith Walters

I keep putting this one down it’s good but hard to read. I want to hug both of them. I’m trying to clear the books that have been sitting on my currently reading shelf for a while.

Fabi December 29, 2016 at 9:17 PM

Anna, I did that over the holidays. I had a four day weekend and I was determined to clear out my ‘currently reading’ shelf one way or another. I never mean to have more than one or two books going at one time but they always mysteriously pile up. All cleaned up now. Feels good. :-)

Fabi December 29, 2016 at 9:20 PM

R. That’s so cool about the play. It’s relatively local to us too. Too bad it’s for a story I can’t handle. If it were one of her earlier ones I’d be all over those tickets.

R. Renee December 29, 2016 at 9:24 PM

You still have to come to the retreat Fabi. I know it’s emotional too, but it’s mandatory!

Fabi December 29, 2016 at 9:28 PM

Emotional. Yes. We should be celebrating your release by then. We’ll all be crying big happy tears. I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

R. Renee December 29, 2016 at 9:28 PM

I <3 you!

Cheryl December 29, 2016 at 10:07 PM

Leslie- you should read Bad Mommy- it’s not angsty, dark like her other books. Kinda weird, has three different POV’s that contribute to the twisty-turny sh!t changing and piling up. Thought the ending was kinda rushed and left some unanswered questions but you want hate the ending.

What’s this GR “list” you guys are talking about?

FLT:
“I didn’t know anything about the man other than his last name.”
Hate Story by Nicole Williams. Funny, CR that so far I’m really enjoying, although I wish it was only in her POV because it would be better and more angsty not knowing what he is thinking.

Cheryl December 29, 2016 at 10:08 PM

*won’t* not *want* hate the ending

Leslie M December 29, 2016 at 10:24 PM

Cheryl, I may do Bad Mommy (love the creepy cover) someday, but am definitely reading F*ck Love. It’s on my 2017 TBR. Hate Story sounds up my alley. I like the funny ones.

Do you mean the litsy website Bev was talking about??

Leslie M December 29, 2016 at 10:28 PM

Robin, are you really going to the IEWU play?? I can’t imagine watching that story in a public place. I was a freaking mess reading that book.
I almost broke up with you all for encouraging it.

R. Renee December 29, 2016 at 10:30 PM

I wouldn’t miss it. I’m getting the VIP tix, god willing. Anyone who wants to go, bring it. I’ll drive!

Fabi December 29, 2016 at 10:42 PM

Leslie I have F*ck Love on my tbr too. I don’t know when/if I’ll get to it. Maybe I’ll wait for your review.

Right now I’m 45 minutes away from finishing Dark Matter and still have no clue how this could possibly end. Maryse never reveals if there’s an HEA in her reviews so I’m a nervous wreck.

Anna Penwick December 29, 2016 at 10:49 PM

Fabi-I put down books I own to read library books first.Then I see all the new releases and suddenly I have six books I’m “currently reading”. I’m not going to be able to clear the shelf before the end of the year but I should be able to finish Chasing the Tide. It’s strange the sense of accomplishment in clearing all the put aside books.

Cheryl December 29, 2016 at 10:53 PM

I take back what I said about his pov. What he just did , ugh my heart, I want to cry. *sigh*

Leslie, I was asking about the GR books/topics listed by month in your previous comments.

Fabi December 29, 2016 at 11:02 PM

Anna, I do the same with loans and ARCs. It really is a sense of accomplishment when the currently reading shelf is caught up. Kind of like getting all the laundry done. ;-)

Cheryl, were you not in the conversations where bev created a 2017 read from our tbr challenge? Those descriptions Leslie posted are each of the the monthly themes for 2017. We are supposed to find and read a book from our tbr list that fits within the theme. We’ve also created threads in GR to better keep track of who’s reading what and when.

MichelleS December 29, 2016 at 11:11 PM

ROADTRIP! Can we play a drinking game at Maryse’s? Every time Michelle says “the Fae” or “Rhage” or “Tairen Soul” we drink! ha!

Amy December 29, 2016 at 11:17 PM

“I almost broke up with you all for encouraging it.”

BAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Almost broke up with us?!? That’s a new one and I love it!!

Hey…another list idea! :D

Amy December 29, 2016 at 11:18 PM

Ooooooh I LOVE drinking games!!

Big surprise. :lol:

Lisa December 29, 2016 at 11:35 PM

Hi All. Last of my relatives left today….now time for reading and one-clicking.
Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday.

Robin. You wanted a pic of my Christmas table for 30…..

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOZbjimF1Adt_4Xl3irpS4koMwnBLwbhF7r1DY0/

Hope that works.

R. Renee December 29, 2016 at 11:40 PM

Thanks Lisa! I just sent a follow req!

bev December 30, 2016 at 12:02 AM

That’s beautiful Lisa.

R. Renee December 30, 2016 at 12:05 AM

Love it Lisa!!!!

Fabi December 30, 2016 at 12:07 AM

Whoaaaaa – just finished Dark Matter. I can’t wait for the movie!!!

So so so glad I finally made time for this one. If I’d read it before submitting my top ten of 2016, this one would have been high on my list of favorites for the year.

Cheryl December 30, 2016 at 2:21 AM

Nope Fabi I don’t know anything about Bev’s 2017 tbr challenge. Um, what’s the thread on GR’s? :)

Lisa December 30, 2016 at 4:03 AM

Reading back thru the thread, count me in for a road trip and Rs retreat. I have July off between semesters, but my road trip will have to include a long haul flight first.
Groan.

Lisa December 30, 2016 at 4:04 AM

Cheryl look up Maryses Wolf Pack/Bridesmaids group on GR. The reading challenge is there.

Leslie M December 30, 2016 at 7:54 AM

Fabi, I will definitely let you know about F*ck Love once I read it. I am not a meany-face like Maryse who won’t reveal HEA. *sticks out tongue at Maryse*

Amy, NOT. FUNNY!!! As I was having major anxiety attacks between bawling my eyes out, I was cussing every single one of you. Those Marmy books are tough.

Cheryl, I can’t believe you missed the whole Bev’s TBR Challenge!! Bev came up with idea and we picked a topic for each month. Check it out.

Lisa, OMG…. you are Martha Stewart!!!

R, if play were somewhere within in driving distance of me, I would go. But it’s a long was from Mass. However, it’s a small possibility we could move to Texas in a few years as my hubs company getting a facility there. Perhaps we’d be neighbors someday?

Fabi December 30, 2016 at 8:03 AM

Cheryl, we had a 300+ post conversation about it here. I can’t remember which thread it was and I suck at finding things on Maryse’s site.

Here’s the GR main discussion:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18392012-bev-s-2017-tbr-challenge

and the January discussion thread:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18394534-bev-s-2017-tbr-challenge-january

Fabi December 30, 2016 at 8:06 AM

Cheryl, I posted a couple of links for you but my comment is waiting moderation. I forgot I couldn’t put more than one link in a post. I’ll repost later if it doesn’t show up.

R. Renee December 30, 2016 at 8:07 AM

Lisa!! I hope you’re serious!

Leslie! It IS driving distance. I mean, you aren’t on an island!

Maryse December 30, 2016 at 9:09 AM

*snort* Meanie face.

What’s the fun in knowing?? ;)

Maryse December 30, 2016 at 9:14 AM

I LOVED DARK MATTER!!!! Yessssss!!!

Fabi December 30, 2016 at 9:16 AM

OMG! Maryse, tell everyone to read it. Read it now. I finished it last night and I have very little hope I’m going to enjoy my next book. How in the world can anything follow Dark Matter?

Fabi December 30, 2016 at 9:18 AM

Oh, and btw, please beat me over he head with the book when I don’t immediately jump on your raving raving review. :-/

bev December 30, 2016 at 9:18 AM

Cheryl, what?? Come play with us.

Dudes. I can’t believe you all ditched Amy. That’s cold.
Lisa, don’t you fly to the west coast? You and Tessa need to visit Amy. Seattle is awesome. I always thought it be cool to live in one of the little coastal towns.

Maryse December 30, 2016 at 10:22 AM

Okay I’m posting it right now on today’s!!!! LOL!!! I KNOW RIGHT?? How CRAZY did that story get. So unique and clever!

Maryse December 30, 2016 at 10:24 AM

I need to make a “what to read after Dark Matter” list. :D I have no clue, though. *snort*

Maryse December 30, 2016 at 10:35 AM

WOW!!! I LOVE that table, Lisa. I don’t know how you kept up with that many people and that much preparation…

Maryse December 30, 2016 at 10:37 AM

I’ve still got to make our reading challenge post official… and also choose my books for it. I’ll work on it this weekend. Maybe a good thing to post on January 1st to kick off the new year. :D

Maryse December 30, 2016 at 10:39 AM

Fabi, being nervous is the best part!!!

LOL!

Maryse December 30, 2016 at 10:41 AM

Agreed Cheryl!!! That ending was… *blink blink* SO GOOD!

Maryse December 30, 2016 at 10:46 AM

I’d love to go to that play… I wanna go with you guys!!

R. Renee December 30, 2016 at 10:48 AM

I’m so excited!! Tix go on sale next week! If you’re serious I’ll swing by DFW and pick you up!

Maryse December 30, 2016 at 10:48 AM

Ross Trip to Florida??!! YES PLEASE. Right to where I am!!! :D

Maryse December 30, 2016 at 10:49 AM

Bad Mommy occurs in Seattle… I really do want to go visit there.

Cheryl December 31, 2016 at 10:13 AM

R. I would LOVE to see the IEWU play but unfortunately my daughter is going to have some major surgery next summer, so I can’t go. I would definitely get the VIP tics with you though. :(

Maryse December 31, 2016 at 10:42 PM

Keep sending me your Best of 2016 lists!! I’ve just received more. YAY!!!

I’ll be going through the first weeks of January (daily!!) with ‘em until I’ve run out. LOL!!

I have a bunch already prepared for the next few days (for those wondering when your list is posting)… a bunch for tomorrow!!!
:D

Lisa January 1, 2017 at 4:35 AM

Maryse I love reading through the readers favorites list. Love it. It’s like snooping through everyone’s bookshelves. Some I can guess because I’ve got to know a few of the groups book tastes, but there are always surprise new books.
Keep ‘em coming!

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