Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – July 5th 2016

by Maryse on July 5, 2016 · 214 comments

in Latest Book Releases

WEDNESDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! We found 12 more goodies, and I added them right at the top so you can’t miss ‘em!!!

  • Vodka On The Rocks (The Uncertain Saints Book 3) by Lani Lynn Vale <— JUST WENT LIVE! MC ENFORCER EGGS ON A DRUNK WOMAN AT A BAR TO DEFEND HERSELF!! TEE HEE!! It sounds so fun! “Casten Red, the unofficial enforcer of The Uncertain Saints MC, wasn’t necessarily trying to urge her into doing anything illegal, and he definitely wasn’t trying to get her into a fight with a group of men who were all twice her size. No, he only intended to give her the confidence to stand up for herself, just a little nudge in the right direction. How the hell was he supposed to know she’d go all Chuck Norris on them and put three of them in the hospital with concussions?”
  • The Gate to Everything (Once Upon a Dare Book 1) by Ava Miles <— JUST WENT LIVE! FAMOUS FOOTBALL STAR that was dumped by his girlfriend who was done waiting for him but… “When Jordan wins the Super Bowl, he tells himself it’s enough. But he can’t get Grace out of his mind. When she calls, insisting they meet, he eagerly agrees. Only to discover he’s going to be a father…
  • She’s Mine by Sam Crescent <— JUST WENT LIVE! “…he’s the bad boy that all the girls want…and have had. How can she even fall for a guy like that?”
  • Essential Oils for Healing: Over 400 All-Natural Recipes for Everyday Ailments by by Vannoy Gentles Fite with Michele Gentles McDaniel and Vannoy Lin Reynolds <—JUST WENT LIVE & THIS IS COLLEEN HOOVER’S MOM & SISTER YOU GUYS!! :D Her mom has this great little shop that I went to once with all sorts of natural and healing products, and I went crazy in there! I’m so thrilled that she has this book out! :D
  • The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert <— I ONE-CLICKED IT!!! This one sounds sweet (and I love coconut cake), plus it’s bargain-priced! She’s struggling to keep up with her amazing restaurant and then she gets a terrible review! And then she meets her reviewer… “The day that Al’s mean-spirited review of Luella’s runs, the two cross paths in a pub: Lou drowning her sorrows, and Al celebrating his latest publication. As they chat, Al playfully challenges Lou to show him the best of Milwaukee and she’s game…” OH!!! And the “Whispersync” audio version is bargain priced too if you already have the ebook!

Bonnie: This was a good book. And I know of someone that made the coconut cake from the recipe at the end of the book and they said it was DELICIOUS! :)

DG: I loved The Coincidence of Coconut Cake! Great read!

bev: I have had my eye on it since reading a positive review when it came out, so one click when it went on sale. Love the cover though makes me hungry.

Ela: I LOVE ALL THING COCONUT, well maybe not all, don’t care for coconut shrimp or the water that seems to be all the rage, but cake HECKS YEAH

  • Against Her Will by Serita Stevens & Jo Schaffer <— SHE’S ADMITTED INTO A MENTAL INSTITUTION ALERT! Oh wow… this one sounds amazing, and it’s super-bargain priced right now!! “…the only way I can avoid charges is to voluntarily admit myself into Oak Dale, a psych ward for crazy teens. I don’t belong there — my parents are the real nutjobs —but it’s not like I have a choice...”
  • No Kissing Allowed by Melissa West <— OH OH… HE’S HER BOSS ALERT! SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!! She hooks up with a random guy before starting her new job…”On her first day of work, Cameron discovers her hook-up is none other than Aidan Truitt-her new boss’s boss. Talk about failing the “no fraternizing with coworkers” policy on an epic level…
  • Stars in Their Eyes (Caught Up in Love Book 4) by Lauren Blakely <— SHE’S A PHOTOGRAPHER THAT WANTS TO GET INTO THE WEDDING OF THE YEAR ALERT!He’s the last person Jess should trust, but he’s her only ticket in. William Harrigan wants one thing – to stay in L.A. past college graduation. With a student visa set to expire, the clock is ticking. When he lands a gig that pairs him with the beautiful blond spitfire Jess, he’s scored his best shot at living out the American dream. Winning her trust would be a whole lot easier, however, if he didn’t have ulterior motives…” bargain priced!!!
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (The Mara Dyer Trilogy Book 1) by Michelle Hodkin <— WHAT A BLURB-JOLT & AMY FOUND IT FOR US!!! It’s ON SALE and Amy says: “<— Also really good!” Kim & Taylor agree!

Kim: “I normally don’t rely on YA to give me the sexual tension and bad-ass heroes I crave in books but I was pleasantly surprised with The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. I loved the banter between Mara and Noah, and Mara and Jamie. Best dialogues ever! And Noah Shaw. Noah f*cking Shaw. He’s got such a dirty mind (and mouth). I can’t believe he’s a teenager! Sure he’s more worldly (and rich and British) than your average teenage boy but the stuff that comes out of his mouth makes me feel that he’s in his 20′s or something. This book was also one of the creepiest reads I’ve had in a while. I finished it at 2:00AM and had trouble sleeping. Definitely worth a read if you’re into paranormal-romance books.” and Taylor agrees!

Taylor: “My favorite book boyfriend will always be Noah Shaw from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. Smart ass extraordinaire with an accent.”

  • The One That Got Away: A Novel by Bethany Chase <— Amy found us this super bargain too, saying “<— This one was pretty good!” She’s got her life set, and she’s happy and waiting for her boyfriend to propose but when her ex-flame comes back into town and becomes her client… “Eamon proves to be Sarina’s dream client, someone who instinctively trusts every one of her choices—and Sarina is reminded of all the reasons she was first drawn to him back in the day. Suddenly her carefully planned future with Noah seems a little less than perfect. And when tragedy strikes, Sarina is left reeling.”
  • What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman <— TWO GIRLS GO MISSING FROM A MALL…How do you kidnap two girls? Who—or what—could have lured the two sisters away from a busy mall on a Saturday afternoon without leaving behind a single clue or witness? Now a clearly disoriented woman involved in a rush-hour hit-and-run claims to be the younger of the long-gone Bethany sisters…” It sounds so good and it’s on super-sale (thank you Amy!!) :D
  • Rosemary and Rue: Book One of Toby Daye (October Daye Series 1) by Seanan McGuire <— HALF-FAE, HALF-HUMAN ALERT! Amy found us this super-bargain one, too! “Outsiders from birth, these half-human, half-fae children spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations. Or, in the case of October “Toby” Daye, rejecting it completely. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the fae world, retreating into a “normal” life. Unfortunately for her, Faerie has other ideas…”


Okay now, back to yesterday’s regularly scheduled programming… ;)

The first big NEW RELEASE of the month, and that one there to the left already has my attention! Not only it it a fake relationship situation (for an inheritance), but they have to produce an HEIR!!! Tee hee!!! And SHE HATES HIM. Everyone loves Kendall Ryan, so this one’s just gotta be good.

And what else looks extra good to me? Playing with Monsters (’cause Grey 5-starred it, and she said it’s her first 5-star in awhile, and I hear the “hero – or should I say anti-hero, is a horrible jerk-face. Like maybe worse than Barrons? WHAT WHAT WHAAAAAT? Music to my book-ears!), Virtually Impossible (Lauren Stewart Dark Water fans were waiting on this one, and it’s finally live. I’m reading book #1 right now), Beneath Broken (hot cop, but she’s afraid to fall for him), Damage Me (Heartbroken military hero comes home and finds comfort with his best friend’s little sister), Next to You (Rugby Star is her fake boyfriend alert!), Magic (’cause it’s Danielle Steele, and it’s about marital strife and three couples).

Also, a few blogs and I are hosting a giveaway together so make sure to enter that. It’s for a Kindle Paperwhite, and we each selected one of our recent favorites to load into it for the winner, and one of the bloggers selected Moonshot! Check out the one I selected (and the Rafflecopter link is there to enter, too).

P.S. ➔ Follow me (and Pimmie AND Hobbit – my sweet puppies – yep, I have a new addition!) on Instagram? That would be SO cool!!! :D

P.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!)

Now… take a look at all of the goodies we found (and I’ll keep adding as I find more):


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

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!
  1. Wrong Place, Right Time: The Bourbon Street Boys, Book 2 by Elle Casey
  2. Magic by Danielle Steele
  3. Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia by Julian Fellowes
  4. Make Me Love You by Johanna Lindsey
  5. Out of Nowhere: Middle of Somewhere, Book 2 by Roan Parrish
  6. Once upon a Moonlit Night: A Maiden Lane Novella by Elizabeth Hoyt
  7. Fashionably Hotter Than Hell by Robyn Peterman
  8. The Perfect Mistress by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
  9. Emerge S. E. Hall
  10. No Strings Attached: A Lexi Carmichael Mystery, Book Eight by Julie Moffett
  11. His Boy by Bink Cummings
  12. A Fashionably Dead Christmas by Robyn Peterman


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!):

  • Playing with Monsters by Amelia Hutchins <— GREY 5-STAR LOVED IT ALERT!! Grey: “I am reading Playing with Monsters by Amelia Hutchins and FLOVING it. Seriously, it’s a great book. It could be a 5 star read for me…and I haven’t give out a 5 since Dangerous Girls way back in February…” and MichelleS is reading it too! “I started Playing With Monsters. He’s such an @$$, but I am not sure it’s a lovable @$$ like Ryder or Barrons. She may have tried too hard and made him actually unlikable. We shall see. I will keep going.”
  • Moonshot by Alessandra Torre <— RELEASED A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO BUT SO MANY ARE LOVING IT! (here’s my Book Review)

Jan:I’m 34% into Moonshot and really liking it. Had to stop reading cos it feels like something bad is about to happen. I need a break to calm myself for the train wreck I think is coming. Nooooooooo……….. Be strong, Jan. Be Strong. Think I’ll go and do some mindless housework for a while before bracing myself to read on. Huh. Maybe I’m imagining it and all will be well for my trusty H and h. But I don’t think so……….. :-/

Lisa: Started Moonshot and loving it so far. Chapters are quick and punchy so far so Im intrigued about the slow burn.

Cheryl: OMG. At 50% and NO. I can’t believe what just happened!! This book is officially killing me now.

Jan: I’m most of the way through Moonshot now and those butterflies are there all right. I’m with you Maryse. Loving the love story but wondering why the murder mystery is there, really. That part of the story seems a bit underdeveloped or even unnecessary. I think it would need to be a longer book to fully develop the mystery part. But I LOVE Chase and Ty, both separately and together. I’m nervous about the ending, though….. :-/ *bites fingernails*

  • Ricochet (A Vigilantes Novel Book 1) by Keri Lake <— I LOVE THIS ONE!!!!! And it’s super-bargain priced. Here’s my Book Review.
  • Blood Born (Vampire Book 1) by Linda Howard <— BARGAIN PRICED!!
  • End of Day (Jack & Jill Series Book 1) by Jewel E. Ann <— Marina reminds us of this one! “I know I’ve pushed the Jack and Jill series a lot but just wanted to give a heads up that book one, End of Day, is FREE on amazon right now. There is a new book of Jewel E. Ann’s which is coming out in July. It’s called One and it’s a standalone but does involve characters from the series. So I think would be best to read the series first. This series is truly sooooo good!!”
  • Ignite (Defy, Book 2) (Defy Series) by Sara B. Larson <— MIDDLE BOOK in the series, but big love for it!

Fabi: Tessa, started reading Ignite this morning and was immediately sucked in like coke through a straw. I thought I’d read this before but I’m not remembering any of it. (see old age note above)

Tessa: Fabi, I really liked ignite, though it did feel like an in-between book. That’s not bad, but the first as a definite 5 star for me. …Endure is out and might have that angst I’m after.

Fabi: “I just finished Ignite. Once again Tessa, thank you so much! I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was. I definitely hadn’t read it before. An easy five stars for me.”

Tessa: I’m reading Lover’s Lament and really enjoying it. It’s not a 5 star read, but the emotions do feel real. I think if it started with the past, not the past distributed throughout, I’d feel those emotions more. That said, make Pov is perfect. Better than the female POV.

Lisa: Im agreeing with Tessa on Lovers Lament. A solid 4 stars for me and I loved the Hs POV. So nice to read a book based on REAL grown up problems with no convuluted plot twists….just a true CR. It did make me reflect a lot about what the families of our troops go thru. The fear. And the absurdity of ‘modern’ day conflict; when a soldier can be in the midst of a brutal fire fight one minute and then in a matter of hours be pushing a trolley around Costco with his family and trying to adapt to that change.

  • The Yellow Birds: A Novel by Kevin Powers <— Lisa recommends this one, too! “Ooh. I just reminded myself of this amazing book I read. The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. About a vet trying to forget what he’s seen and done and fit back into the world. So sad and so painful to read. Really powerful.”
  • Don’t Go by Lisa Scottoline <— MILITARY HERO HEARTBREAK ALERT! And along the same vein, another commenter suggested this one! ““Don’t Go” by Lisa Scottoline is good, too. It’s about a guy who’s wife dies while he’s at war. When he comes back for her funeral, his 7-month-old daughter doesn’t know him and he finds out his wife might have been having an affair while he was gone.The book was a little depressing because of what he goes through, but still super interesting and unexpected as the mystery unfolds. The war scenes are described beautifully and are filled with “gallows humor”. Love it!



  1. Until Death We Do Part by Sherrilyn Kenyon <— SHERRILYN KENYON DARK HUNTER STORY ALERT!!! And it sounds SO good. “The only thing worse than being Dracula’s only daughter is betraying him by marrying his bitterest enemy– a dark sorcerer warlord whose powers make a mockery of the legendary monster known for impalement and massacre. Forced to flee her father’s wrath over her secret marriage, Esperetta is willing to sacrifice anything for Velkan Danesti, until she learns that he’s tied their immortal souls together without her permission”
  2. Paper and Fire: The Great Library by Rachel Caine <— RACHEL CAINE ALERT! “In Ink and BoneNew York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine introduced a world where knowledge is power, and power corrupts absolutely. Now, she continues the story of those who dare to defy the Great Library—and rewrite history…”
  3. Kiss of a Dragon (Fallen Immortals 1) – Paranormal Fairytale Romance by Alisa Woods
  4. Dark Covenant (Living Covenant Trilogy Book 2) by Amanda M. Lee
  5. Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing (Billionaire Wolf) by Terry Spear
  6. Wolf in his Heart (Salvation Pack) by N.J. Walters
  7. Heart of Flame by Anna McIlwraith
  8. Price of Pleasure: A story of the Saurellian Federation by J.B. Wylde <— JOANNA WYLDE RE-RELEASE!!
  9. Girl in the Shadows by Gwenda Bond
  10. Edge of Control: (Viking Dystopian Romance) by Megan Crane
  11. Animal Passions (Lionhearts Book 6) by Elizabeth Coldwell
  12. Roaring Dawn: Macey Book 3 (The Gardella Vampire Hunters 10) by Colleen Gleason
  13. Breaking the Mating Bond (Wiccan Haus #17) by Dominique Eastwick
  14. The Last Adventure of Constance Verity by A. Lee Martinez
  15. Quest for Magic (Songs of the Mages Book 1) by Jean Hart Stewart



  1. Hitched (Imperfect Love Book 1) by Kendall Ryan <— SOUNDS LIKE SO MUCH STEAMY FUN!! FAKE MARRIAGE FOR INHERITANCE & SHE HATES HIM ALERT!! “I have ninety days to knock up my brand-new fake wife. There’s only one problem—she hates my guts. And in the fine print of the contract? The requirement that we produce an heir. She can’t stand to be in the same room with me. Says she’ll never be in my bed. But I’ve never backed down from a challenge and I’m not about to start now…
  2. Devil and the Deep (The Deep Six) by Julie Ann Walker
  3. Southern Spice (Southern Desires Series Book 1) by Jeannette Winters
  4. Odd Girl Out by Elizabeth Jane Howard
  5. Reclaim: A Recovered Innocence Novel by Beth Yarnall
  6. Holding His Forever by Alexa Riley <— FIREFIGHTER ALERT! “Fia has been working hard to make money so she can finish her last semester of school. A fire in her building sets her back to square one, but the fireman who saves her turns out to be more than she ever expected…”
  7. Summer Sizzle Anthology
  8. Deep Breath: Smithson Group #7 by Alison Kent
  9. Into the Blue (A Wild Aces Romance) by Chanel Cleeton
  10. Next to You: Friends with Benefits by Daisy Prescott and Lucy Riot <— RUGBY STAR NEIGHBOR IS NOW HER FAKE BOYFRIEND ALERT!Who agrees to date their best friend over a green smoothie? Apparently this girl right here. Now the man-bun-sporting South African rugby god next door is my fake boyfriend. I need to rebuild my confidence after some poor dating decisions. Who could be better to fluff my ego than Aspen’s hottest bachelor? This situation is a win-win. Right?
  11. Tuscan Heat (SoBe Heat Book 1) by Anise Storm
  12. Virtually Impossible (Once and Forever Book 2) by Lauren Stewart <— I’M READING BOOK #1 AS WE SPEAK (so I can’t read the blurb for this yet) but I’m excited!!! :D
  13. Always My Girl (The Shaughnessy Brothers) by Samantha Chase
  14. From Kiss to Queen by Janet Chapman
  15. Jonathan Unleashed: A Novel by Meg Rosoff
  16. Oklahoma Moonshine (The McIntyre Men Book 1) by Maggie Shayne <— SHE’S BEEN RAISED BY A CRIMINAL & HE’S HONEST… and when her childhood ranch is up for auction, she plans a devious con to raise the funds but… “She’s a terrible liar, completely transparent to him. Instead of letting her con him, he partners with her and they purchase the ranch together. But Rob is unprepared for the tangled, sticky web of deceit that threatens the entire town when her criminal relatives show up.
  17. Leopold: Part One: Royal Heartbreakers by Ember Casey and Renna Peak
  18. Deeper In You (The Phoenix Series Book 2) by David S. Scott
  19. Bound Beneath His Pain: A Dirty Little Secrets Novel by Stacey Kennedy <— HE’S HER SEXY NEW BOSS ALERT!!! “…he’s as complicated as he is devastatingly handsome. Still, Allie can only fight so much before she gives in to his dangerous games. She knows he’s got dark secrets. But when she discovers the true depth of his pain, Allie must decide how far she’s willing to go to light the way for love…”
  20. SEALs of Summer 3: Military Romance Superbundle~Navy SEAL Style
  21. Flame (Firefighters of Montana Book 5) by Victoria Purman
  22. Playing With Fire: inspirational romantic suspense (Montana Fire Book 2) by Susan May Warren
  23. Olivia’s Ride (Sawyer Brothers Book 4) by C.A. Harms
  24. Hot Undercover Bosses: 12 Sensual Romance Books
  25. You and Me, Always by Jill Mansell <— FAMOUS ACTOR & NORMAL GIRL ALERT!Lily meets Eddie Tessler, an actor fleeing fame who could change her world in unimaginable ways. But her childhood friend Dan has his own reasons for not wanting Lily to get too carried away by Eddie’s attentions...”
  26. Royal Games (The Royals of Monterra) by Sariah Wilson
  27. Magic: A Novel by Danielle Steele <— THREE COUPLES, MARITAL STRIFE ALERT! Oh this sounds right up my romance-angst alley!
  28. Falling in Deeper: A Wicked Lovers Novel (Wicked Lovers Series Book 11) by Shayla Black
  29. No Strings Attached: A Lexi Carmichael Mystery, Book Eight by Julie Moffett <— Tasha found us this one! ”No Strings Attached by Julie Moffett came out today also, one clicked! This is one of my top favorite series!”
  30. I’ll Kiss You Longer (The Off-Season Book 4) by MJ Fredrick
  31. Unbound by Mary Frances Gualandri
  32. Holding on to Mrs. Right (Romantic Destinations, Book 2) by Debbie White
  33. Back to Back (Roughstock Book 5) by BA Tortuga <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!
  34. Tied and Taken by BA Tortuga <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!
  35. Wicked: a True Desires novel by Sasha White <— SHE SUBMITS TO THE DOM ALERT! “Lara believes the only way to live life is to experience it all, and that means she backs up her “try anything once” mantra with action. So when bad boy Dominant Karl Dawson challenges her to submit to him, she goes for it. After all, she’s a modern, independent woman who can do anything she sets her mind to – except that falling-in-love thing…”
  36. What Matters Most (Texas Gold Collection Book #4) by Kellie Coates Gilbert
  37. The Lovely Garden by Emma Mohr
  38. Wildfire Hurricane (A Ryder Boys Novel Book 1) by Amelia James
  39. And She Called Him Romeo (Paradise Cove Book 1) by Santana Blair
  40. Ten Days in Tahiti (Marjorie Gardens ROMANCE Mystery Book 1) by A. E. H. Veenman
  41. Loving a Lawman (A Cattle Creek Novel) by Amy Lillard
  42. Beneath Broken by C.J. Pinard <— HE’S A COP ALERT! “I want nothing to do with men or love, especially not a cop and a veteran – one who puts his life in danger every day. I’ve been there, done that, and my heart has no interest in someone like Detective Mason Oliver…”
  43. Somebody Waits For You (North Pole, Alaska Book 8) by Noelle Fox
  44. The Perfect Mistress by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
  45. Bad Bitch by Christina Saunders
  46. Hardass (Bad Bitch) by Christina Saunders
  47. The Longest Road: A Novel by Jeanne Williams
  48. The Girl He Needs (No Strings Attached) by Kristi Rose
  49. Ride ‘Em (A Giddyup Novel) by Delphine Dryden
  50. Racing to You (Racing Love) by Robin Lovett
  51. Damage Me (Crystal Gulf Book 2) by Shana Vanterpool <— HEARTBROKEN MILITARY HERO ALERT & HIS BEST FRIEND’S LITTLE SISTER ALERT!What’s left of that night is the wreckage of the girl she used to be. Until she meets Dylan. Her brother’s best friend. When Dylan returns from war, he can’t move past the betrayal. His daughter’s growing up without him. Flashbacks and PTSD from his time in Afghanistan consume him. He loses himself in a dark depression. There is no light in his darkness …until he meets Hillary. His best friend’s little sister is the only good thing among all the bad. He’s her safe place…
  52. Game of Shadows by Amanda K. Byrne
  53. Running the Numbers (The Long Shot Romance) by Roxanne Smith
  54. The Lightning Tree by Emily Woof
  55. Hometown Girls: Reunion by Tressa Messenger
  56. A Will and a Way (A Worth the Wait Romance) by Maggie Wells


PREORDERS (tomorrow’s & next week’s!!! :D )

➜ CHECK OUT ALL the upcoming BOOK RELEASES here (frequently updated and it goes all the way to 2017!)

  1. The Ones That Got Away: A Collection of Lost Fish Tales (The Fish Tales Book 4) by Suanne Laqueur – July 7th 2016 <— The author gives us an inside look into this series that so many of us loved like crazy! Deleted scenes, “the beginnings” of the story and when she first started writing it… all sorts of goodies for us “Fish” fans.
R. Renee: Oh god…more Fish Tales. You were so right when you said “big.” How has everyone not read this yet?? I’m on book 2 and having to do actual chores instead of read this weekend is killing me!!
  1. Wild Ride (Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club) by Chantal Fernando – July 11th 2016
  2. Trophy Wife by Noelle Adams – July 12th 2016
  3. Cream of the Crop (The Hudson Valley Series Book 2) by Alice Clayton – July 12th 2016
  4. Searching for Harmony (Boston Love) by Kelly Elliott – July 12th 2016
  5. Hottest Mess: A Dirtiest Novel (Stark) by J. Kenner – July 12th 2016
  6. The Staff and the Blade: Irin Chronicles Book Four by Elizabeth Hunter - July 12th 2016
  7. His to Protect: A Fireside Novel by Stacey Lynn - July 12th 2016
  8. Edge of Glory (Friendship, Texas Book 1) by Magan Vernon - July 12th 2016
  9. KNOT: A Wake Family Novel by M Mabie - July 12th 2016
  10. Rock Wedding (Rock Kiss Book 4) by Nalini Singh - July 19th 2016 <— Jan is squeeing! “Ooh. Rockstar book squee!! Nalini Singh’s Rock Wedding is up for preorder at last. Final book in her Rock Kiss series. Abe’s story. Comes out Jul 19. Click!”


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bev July 5, 2016 at 3:12 PM

I’m the only one.

Heh, heh, heh.


Maryse July 5, 2016 at 3:15 PM



Maryse July 5, 2016 at 3:32 PM

bev!!!!!! BEV!!!!!

Guess what? Me ‘n my sister are going to watch Sherlock!!!! :D OH YES… this time it’s true.

My sister loves Sherlock movies so she’s very interested in this series.

We’re starting first episode tonight.

Grey July 5, 2016 at 4:12 PM

You know what… why not?! I’m gonna watch Sherlock too.

Maryse July 5, 2016 at 4:41 PM


We’re buddy-reading Sherlock.

I mean watching. Buddy-watching! YOU GUYS???

Let’s all buddy-watch!! It’s time.

MichelleS July 5, 2016 at 5:35 PM

I couldn’t get Poldark, Bev. Not on Netflix & I don’t have Amazon Prime. Bummer.

Sherlock? Hmmmmm….

bev July 5, 2016 at 5:51 PM

Like really, really?

Maryse July 5, 2016 at 5:52 PM

Like REALLY really. We’ll be starting at about 9:30pm…

DG July 5, 2016 at 5:57 PM

So I’m dying here…not really but…the choices…I want to read PwM because I like that he is a big fat jerk (but concerned it might be a cliffy)…Moonshot…looks really promising…Until Death Do We Part really sounds intriguing especially since para is not my normal reading choice…Hitched…well the hate thing and the cover …yeah looks good to me….not to mention Next To You…love a sports book AND if I wait until midnight then Vodka on the Rocks goes live!!!!! What’s a girl to do?!?!

bev July 5, 2016 at 5:59 PM

Your sister needs to visit more often.

How does she feel about teen territory wars in Australia?

bev July 5, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Now, where’s Amy?

Leslie M July 5, 2016 at 6:21 PM

Bev, where can I watch Sherlock?

Lisa July 5, 2016 at 6:32 PM

Ahhh Bev. You deserve an award for persistence!!

bev July 5, 2016 at 6:35 PM

We should not award bullies, lisa.

LeslieM, try Netflix and Amazon has it too.

How many of you ladies still go to movie rental places, I do.

Amy July 5, 2016 at 6:37 PM


Bev told me on the other post to check out the comments on this post.

I walked right into this one. Right smack into the Sherlock love fest.

*hides face in hands and shakes head*

Amy July 5, 2016 at 6:38 PM

Now to check out all the yummies up there…

bev July 5, 2016 at 6:41 PM


Maryse July 5, 2016 at 6:43 PM

*snort* :P

Amy July 5, 2016 at 6:46 PM

*snicker* I’ve missed you guys. ;)

Tessa July 5, 2016 at 7:07 PM

*does happy dance* I just pre-ordered my Kindle copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I’ll buy my hardback version when it goes on sale at Target. :P

I don’t have Amazon Prime, and sadly, I have Comcast, so no Sherlock or Poldark for me unless the library has it.

Tessa July 5, 2016 at 7:12 PM

*went to library website* *requests both*

Tessa July 5, 2016 at 7:13 PM

Amy, did you give up on PwM?

Amy July 5, 2016 at 7:17 PM

Ummm…I’ll bite. What’s PwM??

Leslie M July 5, 2016 at 7:21 PM

Bummer! No Netflix and its $9.99 for season 1 on Amazon for Sherlock. :(

Rental places?? Those still exist? We have the Redbox machines that you can get DVD from, but no rental places.

Tessa July 5, 2016 at 7:34 PM

Playing with Monsters

Grey July 5, 2016 at 7:47 PM

Amy, Playing With Monsters

Which Sherlock are we definitively talking about here…. I want to make sure I’m not getting into the wrong one! The one on Netflix, correct? The Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock that I presume? LOL

Jan July 5, 2016 at 7:50 PM

Aah. Lots of goodies, Maryse. I’m going to check out Hitched. Also Next To You. A rugby player with a man-bun? Hell, yeah! And it looks like friends-to-lovers. I love those! I’m still in two minds about trying Playing With Monsters. Have to get in the right mood. (Altho’ if he’s something like Barrons :-D …….)

But Ignite doesn’t seem to be available on amazon/au. To quote Leslie M: “Bummer”.

BTW finished Moonshot and really liked it. Recommended. My comments are on the Moonshot review thread.

Tessa July 5, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Oooh. I got through the library Heroes are my Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Hounded by Kevin Hearne. *happy happy* Though I ended up just buying the tenth Charley Davidson. I read those too often.

I’m eyeing Blood Born. Vampires and Karen Howard. That could be spectacular or scary.

Amy July 5, 2016 at 8:38 PM

Aha…got it. Nope, haven’t started PwM yet. But holy moly, a bigger jerk than Ryder and Barrons?? That is gonna be FUN! :D

Ela July 5, 2016 at 8:38 PM

Hey ladies! Apparently hip replacement is now an outpatient surgery. As long as I was able to walk with my walker, yep walker, and climb some stairs I was out, right after final vitals! Got lots of pills that are making me really hookie and whacked! Good times!

Ela July 5, 2016 at 8:41 PM

Oh Maryse! You know how to keep this time off for me very easy but decisions decisions decisions!

bev July 5, 2016 at 8:41 PM

You don’t need prime or to buy the whole season to buy from Amazon. If they sell individual seasons of a show. Usually 1.99 an ep. Also, can rent—movies not tv.
Another thing, you can have Prime for 10.99 a month and cancel any time, you don’t have to do the whole year.

And yep I rent from the library & movie rental stores all the time. Don’t do redbox.

bev July 5, 2016 at 8:42 PM

And iTunes has movies and TV too.

Jan July 5, 2016 at 9:09 PM

Hope you have a speedy recovery, Ela. At least the upsidee is plenty of reading and watching time.

Jan July 5, 2016 at 9:10 PM

Upsidee???? (I got nuthin’)

Ela July 5, 2016 at 9:32 PM

Lol Jan! You created an awesome new word! Now what’s it’s meaning???

Amy July 5, 2016 at 9:35 PM

Hope you heal up quickly, Ela!! And since when is hip replacement outpatient?!? Geez, you’re a trooper…using a walker the same day you receive a new hip. I’m impressed. ;)

Niki July 5, 2016 at 9:36 PM

DG, Playing with Monsters is so good!! 5 shiny stars from me…i’ll say it has a typical Amelia Hutchins ending:)

Ela July 5, 2016 at 9:40 PM

Amy! Hope you met Reyes as well! Huge butthole!

Thanks Amy and Jean! It sure surprised me and hope it’s all the same quick recovery as well!

Jan July 5, 2016 at 9:45 PM

‘Upsidee’ – official meaning: when you’ve had a nasty op but you know from here on in things are just gonna keep gettin’ better and better and that’s the UPSIDEE!!

bev July 5, 2016 at 9:49 PM


I wonder how Sherlock is going?

Maria July 5, 2016 at 9:56 PM

Hey Maryse!!

Just to let you know that I LOVE your blog, I check it weekly,, and it has become my number one tool when finding books to read.
Here in the Dominican Republic many people do love your blog and use it!! Just so you know you’re read internationally haha.

I wish you would do a review of Up in Flames or at least talk about it a little bit… It has sort of disappointed me and I’m not sure I’m going to finish it…


Tasha J July 5, 2016 at 9:57 PM

Just finished Undecided, literally read it all day long and barely came up for air. It was such a good book, I should have jumped right in when everyone was raving about how great it was! I’ve had a silly smile on my face all day, lol. I’ve been reading up a storm these past two weeks -for me anyway 3 books in a couple weeks is a huge accomplishment. :P So I read The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and A Court of Mist and Fury and now Undecided- a pretty good line up, but now I’m ‘undecided’ on what to read next. Even with this awesome looking list and so many I’ve been looking forward to that have come out, I don’t know what I’m in the mood for. *sigh*

Maryse July 5, 2016 at 10:07 PM

We started it 15 minutes ago! :D

Anne July 5, 2016 at 10:09 PM

Tasha I loved Undecided! A true NA read :)

Finished Moonshot and loved it. The mystery though wasn’t necessary but either way the book was great. Chase *sigh* I am in love!

Amy July 5, 2016 at 10:11 PM

It’s been a while since I posted some sales so…

Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid
Rita Just Wants to Be Thin by Mary W. Walters (that title…*snort*)
Feyland: The Dark Realm by Anthea Sharp
Temptation by Ivy Smoak
Saved By the Dragon by Vivienne Savage
The Jewelled Snuffbox by Alice Chetwynd Ley
Horror Fiction: Letters From Candy by Gerrard Harrison <– WTH? Click, of course
Stolen Innocence: Becoming Elena by Melody Anne

No Kissing Allowed by Melissa West
The Devil's Claim by Gemma James
Bridesmaid Blues by Boone Brux
Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? by Claire Allan
Sing In the Morning, Cry At Night by Barbara J. Taylor

Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichart
The Beach House by Georgia Bockoven
What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
The One That Got Away by Bethany Chase <— This one was pretty good!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin <— Also really good!

DG July 5, 2016 at 10:15 PM

Tasha – I loved The Coincidence of Coconut Cake! Great read!

bev July 5, 2016 at 10:21 PM

Happy to hear you both liked it. I have had my eye on it since reading a positive review when it came out, so one click when it went on sale. Love the cover though makes me hungry.

Grey July 5, 2016 at 10:27 PM

Finished Playing With Monsters. 5 stars for sure, I loved it! Yay, my book slump is over!!

Ela July 5, 2016 at 10:47 PM

Thanks so much Jan! I love that meaning *slips on big girl panties and sucks it up*

Ela July 5, 2016 at 10:49 PM

I LOVE ALL THING COCONUT, well maybe not all, don’t care for coconut shrimp or the water that seems to be all the rage, but cake HECKS YEAH

bev July 5, 2016 at 10:51 PM


R. invited Fabi to an orgy.

R. Renee July 5, 2016 at 10:54 PM

What am I missing??? Did auto correct do something??

1 word Ela. Almond Joy. Ok, 2.

Ela July 5, 2016 at 10:55 PM

ORGY? Oh! WHERE? I MAY OR MAY NOT LIKE TO WATCH AS LONG AS ITS GOT TASTE! Wait, a tasteful orgy? Is there such a thing?

bev July 5, 2016 at 10:56 PM

Getting everyone drunk + running around naked + porn = orgy.

Ela July 5, 2016 at 10:56 PM

I LOVE ALMOND JOY! Although I stay away from candy and chocolates…health reasons *pouts*

Ela July 5, 2016 at 10:58 PM

Bev, this reminds me of a book! Oh I think it may be The Life of Anna? Loved that series, quite dark and nasty!

R. Renee July 5, 2016 at 11:00 PM

Omg is that what happens? *trades DDD for Finding Nemo* Fabi…put a shirt on! This is a respectable establishment!

bev July 5, 2016 at 11:00 PM

I wonder if they are discovering and falling under the appeal of Cumberbatch?

R. Renee July 5, 2016 at 11:01 PM

I hear you Ela. I never eat sugar. Actually for the last 2 months I’ve lived on fish and veggies. And wine…occasionally ;)

bev July 5, 2016 at 11:02 PM

Life of Anna?? No. No no.
We expect Fabi back in the same condition she leaves in.

bev July 5, 2016 at 11:02 PM

Never eat sugar?


Fabi July 5, 2016 at 11:04 PM

*whines* but it’s hot

alright, but I’m NOT putting my shoes back on

Fabi July 5, 2016 at 11:05 PM

:-O thank you Bev. We definitely expect Fabi back in the same condition.

R. Renee July 5, 2016 at 11:07 PM

I’ll eat the heck out of it this weekend!! The dessert menu is no joke.

Ela July 5, 2016 at 11:08 PM


R. Renee July 5, 2016 at 11:08 PM

That’s fine Fabi. Just keep them out of the draft. *phew*

Ela July 5, 2016 at 11:10 PM

Now I want to eat some fattening pasta or crab* no clue how that relates to dessert but I prefer a mean steak to cakes, unless my SIL is cooking I GET BOTH

Fabi July 5, 2016 at 11:10 PM

Ela, what kind of meds did you say they gave you?

Ela July 5, 2016 at 11:11 PM

Oh no biggie! Norco 1-2 pills every 4-6 hours. They make me loopey :)

Fabi July 5, 2016 at 11:12 PM

aaahhh all you youngins still worried about weight and such

Ela July 5, 2016 at 11:13 PM


R. Renee July 5, 2016 at 11:16 PM

Ela are the meds keeping you pain free? Or do they just dull it?

Fabi July 5, 2016 at 11:16 PM

hush Ela! I’m a single, old lady who doesn’t have to worry about what I eat (or drink) anymore. ;-) Plus, I still get to giggle over hot heroes.

Fabi July 5, 2016 at 11:17 PM

Ela how long did they say your recovery time is? Do you have to do PT?

Jan July 6, 2016 at 3:05 AM

Ooh, The Hunting of The Princes by Peter F Hamilton is coming out on 26 Jul. This is bk 2 in The Queen of Dreams trilogy. I really enjoyed Bk 1 when it first came out (a couple of years ago I think?). But I’d actually forgotten about it till I stumbled on news of Bk 2 coming. Be warned, it’s a fantasy trilogy FOR KIDS. But hey, I really enjoyed it. Come on, how many of us love Harry Potter? Peter Hamilton is a well-loved sci-fi writer for adults (Great North Road is terrific) but he has had a go at kids books with these ones, and I for one will be jumping straight into book 2. If you have kids it might be a lovely set for read aloud.

Leslie M July 6, 2016 at 6:42 AM

Ok, I am officially retracting my previous “bummer”, as I was able to get on wait list for Sherlock at the library!! Yippee!! Who knew??

bev July 6, 2016 at 7:53 AM

Awesome, LeslieM. I love libraries.

Maryse, don’t leave a girl hanging, did you bite your lip?

Ela July 6, 2016 at 8:33 AM

Honest, it feel like the pain is just dulled. I couldn’t sleep for sh!t! I get my firs PT today at home. I have approved leave for 3 months but I don’t think it will take that long. I’ll probably be working from home in no time, once I’m able to get to my apartment, since we’re on the 3rd floor

R. Renee July 6, 2016 at 8:37 AM

PT = physical therapy? That seems fast! That sucks that the meds didn’t at lease knock you out!

Ela July 6, 2016 at 8:40 AM

Yep R, physical therapy and they sure don’t seem to be wasting time!

R. Renee July 6, 2016 at 8:41 AM

No they aren’t! *sending you virtual coconut coffee cake*

Maryse July 6, 2016 at 9:08 AM

You guys are making me hungry. Nothing better than dessert for breakfast. Mmmmmm.

Oh. Except cold leftover pizza out of the fridge. I vote leftover pizza and cake for breakfast.

Blame my mom. She used to let me and my sleepover friends have that. LOL!!! And root beer floats.

R. Renee July 6, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Mmm…root beer float for breakfast! Yes please!!

Tasha J July 6, 2016 at 9:39 AM

Haha I was so hungry rearing The Coincidence of Coconut Cake, I went and bought some coconut macaroons…mmm, they were tasty! I also loved the atmosphere of the town and discovered it’s only a 5 hour trip, future family vacation right there! ;) Ooh those goodies up top look amazing! I’ve been waiting for the essential oils book to release, my mom got me hooked on them a month ago and I need recipes! Just downloaded samples of What the Dead Know and The Unbecoming of Mara Dryer! :D

Cheryl July 6, 2016 at 10:16 AM

I am not a fan of coconut, but the book cover does look yummy.

No idea what I’m going to read next.

R. Renee July 6, 2016 at 10:41 AM

What were your final thoughts on Moonshot Cheryl?

Tessa July 6, 2016 at 11:48 AM

I finished Curse of the Tenth Grave. Soooo good. I do like where the story is going. My only complaint it’s I figured out the main mystery too quick. Oh well. The rest of the story was so, so good.

I read the first three pages of Kevin Hearne’s book and I’m already intrigued.

Tessa July 6, 2016 at 11:49 AM

… I want left over pizza for breakfast. That’s the best.

Ela July 6, 2016 at 12:30 PM

Oh Tessa! Sigh! I’m holding off on Charley cause I want it last!

R! Snatches coconut cake and runs into the day full of Pain meds! If I could only have some wine!

R. Renee July 6, 2016 at 12:33 PM

I give you permission to have all the virtual wine you want!

Ela July 6, 2016 at 12:42 PM

Why thank you! But it’s so not the same but I’ll take what I can get! Virtual or physical!

Grey July 6, 2016 at 1:49 PM

Wow. I officially am out of my book slump. I read an ARC today, another 5 star read That’s 2 in 2 days after not having any for 5 months!! But damn, I ugly cried. Hard. Do y’all remember what a mess I was when I read Therapy…using the Godiva wrappers as tissues… it was kinda like that… whew… now I feel the need for some shameless smut. Help! LOL!

R. Renee July 6, 2016 at 1:52 PM

“using the Godiva wrappers as tissues…” Is that a thing? Because I’m totally making that a thing.

Grey July 6, 2016 at 1:54 PM

Oh, it was totally a thing. It was not pretty.. but it was functional, and given the situation, it worked.

Amy July 6, 2016 at 2:12 PM

OMG…you’re comparing the ARC to Therapy?!? Holy moly, you have to let me know the title of that book when you are allowed because that one is MINE. :D

Cold pizza…nope, never liked it but I DO love cold fried chicken. And coconut cake is actually one of my favorites so clicking that book was a given. ;)

Amy July 6, 2016 at 2:14 PM

Where’s Maryse?

*readies Therapy peanut to bonk Maryse with*

Grey July 6, 2016 at 2:46 PM

Oh Amy, I can totally share. I read Eminent Love by Leddy Harper. It is up for preorder already on Amazon, being released on July 20th. I got it last night, sat down to read first thing and couldn’t put it down. Literally sat and read the whole thing in one sitting. I reviewed it on Goodreads already. Girl, Yes. *5 stars.* Godiva chocolate wrappers disguised as tissues. All the feels. I feel a massive book hangover coming on!

Tessa July 6, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Jan, I looked int the first of that series by Hamilton. It does look like something I’d like.

Amy, no to fried chicken. YUCK. No to coconuts. Again, YUCK!

Yes to wine though… *holds out a glass* White or pink preferably.

R. Renee July 6, 2016 at 3:04 PM

Yummy!!! Super dry French Rose! Thanks Tessa. Sticking a bottle in the fridge right now!

But the fried chicken thing? That kind of hurts my southern fried feelings…

Tessa July 6, 2016 at 3:21 PM

Hey. My dad and half my siblings are from the south. I pretty much lost all ability to feel bad about offending the southern fried feelings. :P I want my chicken grilled preferably in a really good marinade.

Tessa July 6, 2016 at 3:21 PM

Wait! I’m in California. Why in the world would I choose a french wine?

Amy July 6, 2016 at 3:34 PM

*gasp* No, Tessa…NO! You don’t get any wine after putting down my coconut and cold fried chicken.

I’m takin’ my bottle of wine and going home!!

Tessa July 6, 2016 at 3:36 PM

… Well, you did choose french wine. *sips a nice light California White Zinfandel*

Grey July 6, 2016 at 3:50 PM

Did you know today is National Fried Chicken Day?

Tessa July 6, 2016 at 4:40 PM

That is the weirdest coincidence ever. Lol. I wonder of KFC is having a sale. Or Popeyes.

Tessa July 6, 2016 at 4:44 PM

They are. :)

R. Renee July 6, 2016 at 4:58 PM

Tessa, Ken’s Steakhouse Vidalia Onion dressing makes the BEST grilled chicken marinade.

R. Renee July 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Tessa, (obviously I’m checking updates in spurts lol) does Cali have a dry Rose? I thought it was primarily French? Although I did try a Rose Malbec from Argentina that was pretty good.

Tessa July 6, 2016 at 5:13 PM

Of course! :) Random fact, all french wine’s grapes originated from California. All joking and teasing aside, yeah, there’s not much California doesn’t produce as far as wine. White zin just really tastes yummy.

Ela July 6, 2016 at 5:18 PM

Chardonnay girl right here and I love the cheap stuff like Barefoot .

R. Renee July 6, 2016 at 5:24 PM

I like dry red Zin buy I can’t do sweet. Only fruity frozen drinks!

Tessa July 6, 2016 at 5:25 PM

There you go! Narefoot make a Rose and are near Modesto.

DG July 6, 2016 at 5:26 PM

And KFC is advertising a new EXTRA chrispy chicken….yum,yum.

But not eating chicken tonight…maybe tacos….

Coconut cake, Almond Joys, the Girl Scout Samoa cookies….ALL good.

DG July 6, 2016 at 5:27 PM

White zin….yes please!

DG July 6, 2016 at 5:31 PM

Ok…so I finished PwM….and it was good…but I was disappointed….he was not as big a jerk as I had built up in my head….yeah, I am looking for a massive jerk…like Jethro from Indebted…but still good.

R. Renee July 6, 2016 at 5:36 PM

I’m pretty sure that’s one is sweet though. They usually are from the US. At least I haven’t found one that isn’t…yet! But now I’m on a mission!

Tessa July 6, 2016 at 5:41 PM

I think the sweet depends on the year. I bet this year’s crop will not be sweet at all. It’s been colder than average here. Last year, the same.

bev July 6, 2016 at 5:44 PM

Wine just never taste as good as I think it will.

R. Renee July 6, 2016 at 5:45 PM

I love wine. I could give up food before wine.

bev July 6, 2016 at 5:47 PM

I’m worried you guys.
Tessa, remember Princess Bride? When Maryse bit her lip, I’m think that may be the case.

R. Renee July 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM

We’re watching that at the retreat on Sunday!! So Fabi can recover from DDD ;) I love that movie!

bev July 6, 2016 at 6:02 PM

As you wish.

Fabi July 6, 2016 at 6:13 PM

Princess Bride?

Maryse July 6, 2016 at 6:37 PM

LOL!!!! Okay truth.

My sister and I… we are early-to-bed early-to-rise types. So we started watching Sherlock late (when I told you last night) and we got 40 minutes into it, and when my head started nodding and I realized hers was too, I said let’s pause and restart tomorrow.

So here we are… and I’m waiting for her to be done her course so we can get back to it. ;)

Maryse July 6, 2016 at 6:40 PM

DG supposedly Pepper Winters has one coming that is worse than Q & Jethro…

Maryse July 6, 2016 at 6:44 PM

Okay Grey. I hadn’t even HEARD of that one, but it sounds awesome. And that you 5-starred it makes me so excited!

Maryse July 6, 2016 at 6:51 PM

Amy… I’m backtracking through the comments and wondering what I need therapy peanuts for. Is it for… actual therapy? LOL!!!!!!! :P

Cheryl July 6, 2016 at 6:59 PM

R, I liked Moonshot. Probably 4 star. The quick, dual pov chapters were a little dizzying, but I enjoyed the slow-build/burn of their relationship. The suspense part and the newspaper quotes I found to be a little confusing and hard to keep straight. Had to bookmark those to keep the chronology of “events” straight in my head. Had a couple different theories, neither of which were 100% correct. Enjoyable read, but then again I could read a grocery list written by AT and enjoy it!!

Cheryl July 6, 2016 at 7:04 PM

Has anyone read The Boss, a Billionaire Serial by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott? I have the first two volumes since they were free.

Amy July 6, 2016 at 7:12 PM

LOL!!! No, Maryse…you know *exactly* what kind of peanut I’m throwing at you. One of these days you WILL experience the turmoil of Therapy…the BOOK Therapy.

I think I gave it 4 stars (I would have to check) but what stuck with me was the angst and a$$ beating it gave my poor heart and gut. In other words…FUN!!

Amy July 6, 2016 at 7:14 PM

Woo-hoo!!! National fried chicken day!! Hot or cold (*side-eyes Tessa*), it is always yummy. :D

Maryse July 6, 2016 at 7:26 PM

*snuggles Ela and gives her pain the finger!!*

Maryse July 6, 2016 at 7:27 PM

I’m a KFC superfan.

But my question to y’all is… regular or extra crispy. Can you guess mine?

Amy July 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Hey guys, some more deals for you…

Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle <— now THAT one sounds like fun ;)
A Beautiful Kind of Love by Ellie Wade
Ravage Me by Ryan Michele
Sisters in Love by Melissa Foster (get your mind out of the taboo gutter :P )
The Witches of Dark Root by April Aasheim
Blackfern Girls by Elizabeth Yon
Little Doll by Melissa Jane <—- oooooh, cartel stuff!

A Stolen Season by Tamara Gill
Daggers & Steele: Books 1-3 by Alex P. Berg
Requiem for Dragons: The Complete Trilogy by Daniel Arenson
Stars in Their Eyes by Lauren Blakely
Untamed: A Three Book Box Set by Ciana Stone
Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter Box Set by Nikki Jefford

Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto
Runaway Vampire by Lynsay Sands
Love Walks In by Samantha Chase
Hard Rain by Peter Abrahams
The Soldier's Bride by Rachelle J. Christensen <—– awwwww! I want it!
The Girl Who Stayed by Tanya Anne Crosby

PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

Tessa July 6, 2016 at 7:31 PM

Grilled! :D You’re probably an extra crispy fan. The next Pepper Winters is supposed to be worse than Q? Huh.

And sorry. Jethro lost his umph for me when he revealed his reasoning. I still loved the series though.

Amy July 6, 2016 at 7:32 PM

Is it extra crispy?? Tell me it’s extra crispy!!!!

Oh man, watch this start a regular-versus-extra-crispy fried chicken war now…

Fabi July 6, 2016 at 7:40 PM


Ela July 6, 2016 at 7:45 PM

Extra Crispy for Maryse. I love extra crispy but also a nice juicy filled drumstick with barbecue sauce …while chicken breat grilled but on bone and with skin, make the juices stay inside!

Ela July 6, 2016 at 7:47 PM

*juicy grilled drumstick*

Grey July 6, 2016 at 8:18 PM

Extra crispy!

Tessa July 6, 2016 at 8:18 PM

Then, peel off the skin because again, ewwww. :P

DG, I was thinking on the Jethro comparison. Those first books, maybe he was mean, but Lucian was just uncaring. I think it’s a personal thing as to which was worse. (Q is)

Maryse July 6, 2016 at 8:20 PM


Regular recipe for me!!!! :D I’m KFC old-school. I even still call it Kentucky Fried Chicken.


Now I’m craving it…

Tessa July 6, 2016 at 8:26 PM

They have some 20 dollar meal thingy!

KFC is just easier. Less syllables so it appeals to the lazy in me.

Cheryl July 6, 2016 at 8:31 PM

I’m with you Maryse- old school original. Can remember the bucket of fried chicken at my grandmothers with the sides of mashed potatoes and gravy and string beans!!! My kids who are 18 and 15 didn’t have it until about 2 years ago. Needless to say they love the greasy, fried chicken!!

Ela July 6, 2016 at 8:37 PM

Personally, in my are KFC is not what it used to be, however, we have a bunch of Mariano’s grocery stores and their to go fried chicken is just delicious, Krispy, original, or grilled. And their garlic mashed potatoes are just yum!

R. Renee July 6, 2016 at 8:40 PM

I hate you all. I’m so craving chicken!!! I’m having fish. Again :(

But…tomorrow all bets (diets) are off and we’re getting chicken tenders. Anyone have a Chicken Express near them?

Fabi July 6, 2016 at 8:51 PM

I was right! Original all the way. I also tend to still call it Kentucky Fried Chicken. :-/

R. I’m not sure if we do or not. Is it the one with the picture of the cock? (get your mind out of the gutter ladies, I’m talking about the feathered kind)

Amy July 6, 2016 at 9:00 PM

“get your mind out of the gutter ladies” <——- then you shouldn't have used the word cock!! :P

Y'all can have your original recipe chicken 'cause you know what I'm eating right now? Coconut cake!! Made from scratch at this little general store (it's actually called General Store) in our little town which isn't even big enough for a full-on grocery store, which I actually love about it. They make cakes from scratch every morning and sell squares of them for about 4.50 a pop, but they are actually two-serving size. Coconut cake, chocolate fudge cake, hummingbird cake, pineapple upside down cake, chocolate eclair cake, carrot cake…the list goes on and holy moly, are they insanely yummy! :D

bev July 6, 2016 at 9:25 PM

We should totally BR the book sometime, and make the coconut cake.

Fell asleep on Sherlock?
*shakes head*

R. Renee July 6, 2016 at 9:40 PM

hahaha yes…the cock. Now I know why I like it so much!!

I know bev, right? Fighting words coming from Maryse tonight! She must have gotten a hold of some white zin!

Jan July 6, 2016 at 9:50 PM

Mmmm. Crispy chicken. With white zin. Then coconut cake ……….. your general store sounds awesome, Amy.

And you and Fabi you both made me snort. My mind stayed pure when I saw Sisters in love till you made my thoughts go down the taboo path Amy. LOL. But I did totally think naughty thoughts when Fabi mentioned the picture of the cock! Perhaps we should refer to it as a rooster?

bev July 6, 2016 at 9:56 PM

R, trying to start a fight club again.
Every thing is not for everyone.

Fabi July 6, 2016 at 9:59 PM

:-0 I didn’t even think of calling it a rooster. Honestly, it doesn’t look like a rooster, it looks like one of those strurting, uppity cocks.

Grey July 6, 2016 at 9:59 PM

Hummingbird cake???

Grey July 6, 2016 at 10:01 PM

*snort* fabi said uppity cocks… *giggle*

bev July 6, 2016 at 10:01 PM

Yes, they bake little hummingbirds in it.

Amy July 6, 2016 at 10:02 PM


“strurting, uppity cocks”

BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! *howls and wheezes* I can’t freaking breathe!!! OMG!!!

R. Renee July 6, 2016 at 10:06 PM

Fabi is practicing for the weekend!! I’m so proud!

Amy July 6, 2016 at 10:15 PM


*catches breath*


Grey, it’s a spice cake with bananas and pineapple that is topped with cream cheese frosting. SO yummy.

Bev…that was just wrong and put an awful image in my head!

Jan July 6, 2016 at 10:26 PM

What? Where are the strurting uppity cocks? *spins head in all directions*

bev July 6, 2016 at 10:29 PM

She is practicing with uppity cocks?

Fabi July 6, 2016 at 11:07 PM

breathe Amy, breathe

You guys are ridiculous. You always make me laugh.

Fabi July 6, 2016 at 11:22 PM

I’ve been biting my tongue so I don’t squee every few minutes, but it’s getting so close.

Fast Connection (Cyberlove Book 2) – July 11th


Jan July 6, 2016 at 11:35 PM

breathe, Fabi, breathe

Fabi July 6, 2016 at 11:36 PM

lol Jan

DOnYa July 7, 2016 at 5:16 AM

So I am having trouble posting…..

DOnYa aka reader formerly known as DG July 7, 2016 at 5:46 AM

So…I must have been a really really bad girl….Maryse, whatever I did…I am really, really sorry!!!! *sends Maryse flowers, chocolate, and wine* Apparently, it won’t let me post under DG….

So…Hummingbird Cakes are DELICIOUS!! Amy, you luck girl to have a local bakery that makes them all the time…around where I live that is a handed down recipe that you are lucky if someone makes during a holiday!

DOnYa July 7, 2016 at 5:52 AM


‘I WAS IN THE CLOSET.’ Man Candy by Melanie Harlow

DOnYa July 7, 2016 at 5:58 AM

Apparently…DG is a very, very bad girl…or some invisible rule changed…either way….Maryse, whatever I did…I am very, VERY sorry and can not promise that I will not do it again….*sends Maryse a bouquet of fresh picked hydrangeas, Godiva chocolate, and a bottle of her favorite wine*

Sometime yesterday…it decided that it would not let me post comments as DG….so here we are.

Amy…Hummingbird Cake is DELICIOUS by the way! Lucky girl to have a bakery that makes it…I only get it on holidays when someone makes it homemade. It ranks up there with Red Velvet….

DOnYa July 7, 2016 at 6:03 AM

Maryse …awesome about the upcoming Pepper Winters book….for some reason I have been in the mood for a big ole jerk who is kinda mean to her until BAM! he then moves mountains for her kinda book.

Oh, crispy fried chicken please….and I am old school too…Kentucky Fried Chicken…goes all the way back to getting my grams a two piece snack!

DOnYa July 7, 2016 at 6:06 AM

So undecided as to what to read next…either Volka on the Rocks or Hitched…

Grey July 7, 2016 at 6:47 AM

Hitched is a big old cliffy…part of a 3 part series with books coming out every couple weeks. If that helps the decision making…

Grey July 7, 2016 at 6:49 AM

Thanks Amy for the info about hummingbird cake, I’d never heard of such a thing before!

OK, I’m hoping we can all behave today… *giggle*

R. Renee July 7, 2016 at 6:58 AM

OMG Donya!! name-gate strikes again!

There will be no behaving today! I get to meet the wild and reckless Fabi. Someone have bail money?

DOnYa July 7, 2016 at 7:04 AM

Thanks Grey! That helps A LOT!

DOnYa July 7, 2016 at 7:17 AM

R and Fabi….I am so JEALOUS…I KNOW that ya’ll will have a blast this weekend…

DOnYa July 7, 2016 at 7:17 AM

And I have your bail money covered…no worries!!!!

R. Renee July 7, 2016 at 7:21 AM

You’re the best DG!

Tasha J July 7, 2016 at 9:40 AM

Amy your general store sounds amazing! I wouldn’t be able to stop myself from visiting way too often, lol! Ok, I’m starting The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer today, eep! :D Also you guys have to check out this movie trailer I just saw!! I’m so scared to watch it!

Maryse July 7, 2016 at 10:53 AM

Maybe R. Renee can tell you how she fixed hers, DG?

R. Renee July 7, 2016 at 10:59 AM

I just used my old login. My new one I was trying out had a different little monster so I figured my old one was still available and it was. It had a different email address than my new one too. Did you use the same email for both? That might be your problem.

Tessa July 7, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Amy, the reader question… Go make sure I’m right. I swear, that book is hard to forget.

Kandace M July 7, 2016 at 11:26 AM

I love Jill Mansell’s books. I have read almost all of them. To the Moon and Back is my favorite. They are more chick lit but they are hilarious and quirky. A great change up if you need something different.

Amy July 7, 2016 at 12:20 PM

M’kay Tessa…I’ll check it out. ;)

Oh wow…I am SUCH a nerd. I was at the hospital getting my ID badge, and here was this gorgeous display of blown glass set on and over a beautiful fountain and pond. What’s the first thing I think of? Full Tilt. At least I didn’t get teary-eyed though. *snort*

R. Renee July 7, 2016 at 12:25 PM

Oh god…blown glass in a hospital. What the hell? :’-(

Grey July 7, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Random fact of the day… thank you twitter. Today is National Chocolate Day!

R. Renee July 7, 2016 at 12:48 PM

yay! I’m making a homemade chocolate cake right now. I’ll send some over when it’s ready!

Grey July 7, 2016 at 1:08 PM

I’ll expect it to still be warm… the little fact that I’m several states away shouldn’t matter *giggle*

R. Renee July 7, 2016 at 1:09 PM


Cheryl July 7, 2016 at 1:49 PM

That’s funny Amy, the book I’m reading now, the h is an artist that works exclusively with glass.


“Don’t lose your cool.” The Boss Vol. 1: a Hot Billionaire Romance by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott.

bev July 7, 2016 at 2:27 PM

Jellicoe Road is 1.99. It is FANTASTIC!

Tessa July 7, 2016 at 3:39 PM

FLT I have two books. THe first I’m reading now, the second I started, I like, but wasn’t in the mood for.

Struck from the Record by KA Linde

‘There are many perks to living for twenty-one centuries, and foremost amongst them bearing witness to the rare birth of genius.’
Hounded by Kevin Hearne

Grey July 7, 2016 at 4:28 PM

My FLT is the same as Tessa’s.

“Boys!” Struck from the Record, by KA Linde

R. Renee July 7, 2016 at 5:46 PM

Fabi’s here!!! Batten the hatches!!

bev July 7, 2016 at 5:53 PM

Does she look like Joan Baez?

DDG July 7, 2016 at 6:25 PM

*looks up Joan Baez on goggle*

DOnYa July 7, 2016 at 6:26 PM

*looks up Joan Baez on Google*

Fabi July 7, 2016 at 6:32 PM

“THEY SAID you could remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when a life-altering event took place.”. A Kind of Romance by Lane Hayes

A little late since I’ve been driving most of the day.

btw…don’t tell R., but I may not go back home. ;-)

DOnYa July 7, 2016 at 6:33 PM

So not sure what is happening with the name thing…I didn’t change my login information yesterday …I was able to post but after 6:00 it stopped working. Kinda strange…with name as DG if I write something and then click submit…it pretends that it loading then jumps back to the top of the blog and nothing posts….

So I maybe stuck like this….*shrugs shoulders*

Maryse July 7, 2016 at 7:12 PM

DG… I like to goggle things.

Amy July 7, 2016 at 7:18 PM

As in, beer goggle things?


DOnYa July 7, 2016 at 8:03 PM

As in, I need to put on some goggles!

DOnYa July 7, 2016 at 8:04 PM

The goggles tend to boggle my mind…

Amy July 7, 2016 at 8:45 PM


“Hey, there she is,” Grady looked up at me from his bed, his eyes smiling even while his mouth barely mimicked the emotion. ~ The Five Stages of Falling in Love by Rachel Higginson

Finally. ;)

Amy July 7, 2016 at 8:45 PM

*giggle* Our sweet Fabi is gonna get up to no good. :P

DOnYa July 7, 2016 at 8:54 PM

LOVED Next To You: Friends with Benefits!!!! Model hot Rugby player with an accent…loads of witty banter…awesome friends to lovers read!

Cheryl July 7, 2016 at 10:59 PM

Adding that to my tbr list, DOnya/DG! :)

Cheryl July 7, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Awww, I’m so proud of you Fabi, now go and have some fun!!! And report back to us! ;)

Cheryl July 7, 2016 at 11:02 PM

Amy, I loved that book. What a heartbreaking beginning. *sigh*

bev July 7, 2016 at 11:32 PM

That’s so weird that two on here are actually meeting.

R. Renee July 8, 2016 at 1:01 PM

Uh oh I lost Fabi…

Maryse July 8, 2016 at 2:44 PM

Hummingbird CAKE??!!!!!

Oh I want some.

Tessa July 8, 2016 at 3:49 PM

It sounds yummy. Enough to almost forgive Amy for stealing the wine.

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