Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – June 13th 2017

by Maryse on June 13, 2017 · 98 comments

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<— HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!!! LOOK WHAT’S LIVE!!!! I read it, enjoyed it BIG time AND I reviewed it, and now it’s finally here!

But, of course, it’s no longer on MY TBR list, but I have found a few on this new release list that has me squirrely. Like: Sugar & Gold (Emma Scott is one of my favorite authors, and this blurb is so intriguing and already tugging at my heartstrings), Dear Aaron (I’m DYING to read this, because she’s another one of my favorite authors and there’s just something about writing and falling in love with a soldier you’ve never met that I KNOW I can get into), Hot Cop (<— that title says it all!!! It’s such a fun-sounding blurb and she wants a baby, and I think she’s enlisting the hot cop.) Eight (he’s a single father with a baby, grieving the love of his life, and is struggling with his attraction to another woman), and this one!!! Never Again (she has the perfect marriage and is so happy, until an accident reveals truths and has them unraveling). OH MY!!!!

Oh and don’t forget to check out yesterday’s 13 Earlybird Book Releases (<— 2 on there that I WILL be reading, and maybe that will be next for me, especially the roommate one. Eeeeep!! :D !!!).

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. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  2. Silver Silence: Psy/Changeling Trinity Series, Book 1 by Nalini Singh
  3. Fierce Obsessions by Suzanne Wright
  4. The Identicals: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand
  5. The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter
    

 

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!):

  • Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata <— RECENT RELEASE FEEDBACK ALERT!!!! Sloooooooowwww burn but I hear OH SO GOOD!

Shunda: Omg! Just finished Dear Aaron! The feels my God the feels. I’ve gotten no sleep and it was worth it! Read this book.\

L. Davis: Just finished Dear Aaron and let me just say Marianna Zapata doesn’t disappoint ever!!! Loved it!

Ashley: Just finished Dear Aaron! Oh my goodness!!!! So good!! Her books always make me smile and I do love the slow burn. It made my day when I went on amazon to see if it was available for preorder and found out it was live! *happy dance* :)

MichelleS: I’ve been on a 5 star binge too! The Queen and the Cure (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles Book 2), American Hellhound (Dartmoor Book 6), both 5 stars! Now I’m reading A Strange Hymn.
  • Blue Collar (A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology Book 2) <— HUGE ANTHOLOGY ALERT!! And it’s super-bargain priced! “It’s time to set aside those sexy billionaires and enjoy stories about the everyday, even sexier bad boys you meet in real life. They may have dirty hands and wear tool belts and jeans instead of Rolex watches, but they’re earthy alpha males unafraid to get down and dirty when face to face with a woman in need–whatever her need may be!”
  • The Reluctant Dom (Siren Publishing Menage and More) by Tymber Dalton <— TRIO LOVE that made so many of us cry HARD!!!! Dee went crazy for this one!!
Dee: Honestly read this book a few days ago and it hit me so HARD! I cried for the first time reading a book, that was how deep it went, I’m not a cryer! Honestly I came to the same conclusion this story was about Seth and Kaden (Platonically) but that love, that love of true friendship, sigh!
      

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN

  1. Sugar & Gold by Emma Scott <— EMMA SCOTT’S LATEST ALERT!! And it has a touch of paranormal!!! :D

D.G. Grey…Emma Scott…Sugar and Gold! Awesome read! But I maybe be partial because I love all her books!

R: I only finished one book in May so good thing it’s my favorite :lol: Sugar & Gold, Emma Scott.

  1. Beyond by Catina Haverlock and Angela Larkin <— SHE DOESN’T REALIZE HE’S A GHOST ALERT!! “Presley Hale has no idea the guy she just told off in the school parking lot died in a drowning accident four months ago. Why would she? It’s not like she knows she can see the dead. Stunned by Presley’s sixth sense, Landon Blackwood rethinks his planned departure and begins tracking her to find answers to their mysterious connection...”
  2. The Girl From Mars: A Starstruck Novel by Brenda Hiatt
  3. Grizzly Beginning (Arcadian Bears Book 2) by Becca Jameson
  4. Unraveled By Blood, A Sweetblood World Vampire Romance by Laurie London
  5. Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity) by Nalini Singh <— NALINI SINGH ALERT!!!!!
  6. The Darkest Promise (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter
  7. Fierce Obsessions (The Phoenix Pack Series Book 6) by Suzanne Wright
  8. Jupiter’s Shadow (Smoky Mountain Wolves Book 1) by TL Reeve
  9. Blood Renegades (Rebel Vampires Book 3) by Rosemary A Johns
  10. Hidden Talent (StarLords Book 1) by Bianca D’Arc
         

 

CONTEMPORARY

  1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid <— TAYLOR JENKINS REID ALERT!!!!!! IT’S FINALLY LIVE!!!
Grey: Yes! Tomorrow is Sugar & Gold day…and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo day. I have been fortunate enough to prescreen them both… *tosses confetti* it will be a party here tomorrow I’m thinking!
  1. The Map That Leads to You by J.P. Monninger <— Tasha found us this one!!! Just checked my email and Goodreads said this one released today too. I put this on my tbr bc someone said they’d heard the main character resembles Jess from Gilmore Girls (sold!), and also I liked the blurb. Lol, but I thought at the time it was already out for a while, so surprise! :P I’ve read Lisa’s review too, looks like a keeper!
  2. MR. ROOK (Mr. Rook’s Island Book 1) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff <— HIS ISLAND CATERS TO YOUR ULTIMATE FANTASY BUT THEN HER SISTER GOES MISSING……when Stephanie Fitzgerald’s sister doesn’t return after her week in paradise, Stephanie will have to pose as a guest in order to dig for answers. Unfortunately, this means she’ll need to get close to the one thing on the island that’s not on the menu: the devastatingly handsome and intimidating Mr. Rook.”
  3. Finding Memories (Breaking Free Series) by Becca Taylor
  4. My Kinda Night (Summer Sisters Book 2) by Lacey Black
  5. Sweet Regrets (Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Series Book 5) by Jennifer Peel
  6. Setting Off Sparks (Jupiter Point Book 4) by Jennifer Bernard
  7. Clair (Beach Brides Book 4) by Grace Greene
  8. Dangerous Rush (Furious Rush Book 2) by S.C. Stephens <— S.C. STEPHENS ALERT!!! RACERS & NOW SHE’S STUCK SEEING HIM WITH HIS EX… “...when Hayden’s racing team hires his beautiful ex-girlfriend, Felicia, to be their new hotshot rider, Kenzie and Hayden’s seemingly solid relationship begins to crack. Kenzie can only watch from the sidelines, as Felicia lives the life she was forced to leave behind…
  9. Hard Stick: A Breakaway Novel by L.P. Dover <— HOCKEY STAR ALERT!!! THE GIRL HE’S CRUSHING ON HAS A DANGEROUS SECRET ... “When Kristen Robinson, the gorgeous, down-to-earth bartender I’ve been crushing on, agrees to let me take her out, I’m thrilled. We have an amazing night together, culminating in the most electrifying kiss of my life—and that’s it. Kristen tells me we can’t see each other again..”
  10. Deep Burn (Station Seventeen Book 2) by Kimberly Kincaid
  11. Whisper Forever by C.A. Harms
  12. Strangers Like Us (Reunion Gap Book 1) by Mary Campisi
  13. The Unexpected Husband (Captured by Love Book 8) by Miranda P. Charles
  14. All the Secrets We Keep (Quarry Road Book 2) by Megan Hart <— MEGAN HART ALERT!!! “In the riveting conclusion to Megan Hart’s passionate new family drama, the secrets they keep are no match for the truths their hearts will never let go.”
  15. Black Forever (Obsidian Book 4) by Victoria Quinn
  16. Fierce Obsessions (The Phoenix Pack Series) by Suzanne Wright
  17. The Ultimatum: A Thriller (The Guardian Book 1) by Karen Robards
  18. Issued to the Bride One Sniper (Brides of Chance Creek Book 3) by Cora Seton
  19. Silver Spoon Romeo (The Royal Romeos Book 5) by Jenny Gardiner
  20. Too Close to Call: A Romancing the Clarksons Novella by Tessa Bailey <— FOOTBALL STAR WANTS HER BACK ALERT!! “Four years ago, she walked away from Kyler, choosing a quiet life over the flash and notoriety his career would someday bring. Now he’s back in their Indiana hometown, refusing to leave for Los Angeles without her...”
  21. Finding Hope (A Chance and a Hope Book 2) by SJ McCoy
  22. The Identicals: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand <— TWIN SISTERS THAT ARE SO DIFFERENT …After more than a decade apart, Harper and Tabitha switch islands–and lives–to save what’s left of their splintered family. But the twins quickly discover that the secrets, lies, and gossip they thought they’d outrun can travel between islands just as easily as they can.
  23. The Third Wish: A Novella by Carolyn Brown
  24. Logan’s Light: A SEALs of Honor World Novel (Heroes for Hire Book 6) by Dale Mayer
  25. Slave To The MC (Penetrators MC Book 2) by Devyn Douglas
  26. The Last Guy by Ilsa Madden-Mills <— ILSA MADDEN-MILLS ALERT!! HE’S THE NEW SPORTS DIRECTOR AT HER NEWS STATION… AND HE’S A FOOTBALL STAR... “The first rule of office romance is don’t do it–especially if your dream is to hold the anchor spot on the nightly news and your boss is trying to get you fired. But one look at Cade Hill, the sexy new sports director, and uptight reporter Rebecca Fieldstone is daydreaming about other things...”
  27. Hot Cop by Laurelin Paige & Sierra Simone <— SHE WANTS A BABY & HE’S A HOT COP ALERT!!!!…Livia Ward wants a baby before she’s thirty.  And even though Officer Chase Kelly is exactly the kind of cocky jerk this librarian has sworn off, he is undeniably hot.  Both of them think they can give each other what they want–a few nights of fun for Officer Kelly, a no-strings baby for Livia–but this hot cop is about to learn that sex, babies, and love don’t always play by the rules...”
  28. Sam’s Legacy (MacLarens of Boundary Mountain Historical Western Romance Book 4) by Shirleen Davies
  29. Preservation (The Walsh Series Book 7) by Kate Canterbary
  30. Bind (Irish Mob Chronicles Book 3) by Kaye Blue <— HE FINDS OUT HE HAS A SON… “When a one-night stand tells me I’m her kid’s father, it’s a shock. But I’m determined to do right by my son. Jess…she’s a different kind of surprise. Stepping in to raise her foster sister’s child. All gorgeous curves and dark skin, she takes no sh*t from anybody—even me.
  31. Redemption: (Cattenach Ranch) by Kelly Moran
  32. Above and Beyond (To Serve and Protect Book 1) by Kathryn Shay
  33. MFM: A Menage Romance by Lauren Bliss
  34. More Than Need You (More Than Words Book 2) by Shayla Black <— SHAYLA BLACK ALERT!! “Book Two in Shayla Black’s sexy and emotional contemporary romance series More Than Words…”
  35. An Unlikely Bride (Lucas & Ava #2) (Billionaires’ Brides of Convenience Book 7) by Nadia Lee
  36. Paradise: In Search of Love by Sharon Hamilton
  37. The Thought of Romance: Legacy of the Heart Book One: Arcadia Valley Romance by Danica Favorite
  38. The Misfortune of Lady Lucianna (The Undaunted Debutantes Book 2) by Christina McKnight
  39. Forged in Flames (Made of Steel Series Book 2) by Ivy Smoak
  40. Playful Hearts (A Rocky Harbor Novel Book 4) by Marianne Rice
  41. I Knew You Were Trouble: An Oxford Novel by Lauren Layne
  42. Eight (Love by Numbers Book 6) by E.S. Carter <— HE’S GRIEVING THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE ALERT!!She was my first love. She is my last love. I am an empty husk who pretends to be filled with enough love for those of us she left behind. Our little girl and newborn son need me. I am both mother and father now. I am hollow and empty. I am a shell. So why does the girl with the face of an angel and eyes that mirror my emptiness, look at me like I’m her everything?” P.S. CAN be read as a standalone.
  43. Butterfly Island by Corina Bomann
  44. Roamer (The Nomad Series Book 3) by Janine Infante Bosco
  45. The Beach House Anthology by LK Shaw
  46. Erin’s Kiss by Lora Leigh
  47. Fighting Mac (Charon MC) by Khloe Wren
  48. Empathy for a Killer by <— M/M ROMANCE!!!Detective Shaw Peters, Burgess’ partner for several years, loves Burgess in ways he perhaps shouldn’t. Or ways that Burgess won’t accept, anyway. But Shaw isn’t one to back down from a challenge, and as well as being by Burgess’ side on the hunt for a killer, he has his own mission to accomplish—getting Burgess to admit they’re meant for each other...”
  49. Beautiful Assassin: Revelations (Destiny Awaits Book 2) by Stephanie Nicole Norris
  50. Soul Bound: The Warrior (Soul Bound Series Book 1) by Jas T. Ward
  51. Deadlock (Uncommon Enemies Book 3) by Fiona Quinn
  52. Decadence by Lynnette Brisia
  53. Forever Yours (The Brooklyn Brotherhood) by Addison Fox
  54. Never Again (Never Again Series Book 1) by Jamie Lynn Boothe <— SHE HAS THE PERFECT MARRIAGE BUT AN ACCIDENT HAS IT UNRAVELING... “One accident sets off a string of events that forces Sam to watch her life fall apart piece by piece. Loss, grief, betrayal—and the revelation of a long-kept secret have Sam questioning whether she will ever be able to find the happiness she once had…”
  55. The Beach at Painter’s Cove: A Novel by Shelley Noble
  56. To Die For by Caitlyn Willows
  57. Heartbeat of the Bitterroot by Janice Mineer
  58. Dear Addi by Regina Cole
  59. Mafia By Blood (Soul of the Sinner) by Rumer Raines
  60. The Masterpiece by Bonnie Dee <— M/M ROMANCE (I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! THIS AUTHOR!!!) He’s going to turn him into a “gentleman”. “…Joe is happy to participate in the experiment for a fee but receives more than he bargained for after moving into Lawton’s house. Arthur is determined Joe won’t merely wear a veneer of sophistication but educates him in every way. As he creates his new and improved man, Arthur grows more deeply infatuated with him, while Joe falls equally hard for his charismatic mentor. Underneath a growing friendship, desire simmers and one day explodes…
  61. Hunter (Brawlers Book 4) by J.M. Dabney <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!

                                                         

 

PREORDERS (next few days, and next week’s!!! :D )

  1. All I Am: Drew’s Story (A This Man Novella) by Jodi Ellen Malpas – June 18th 2017
  2. Strong Enough by Melanie Harlow & David Romanov - June 19th 2017
  3. Black and Green: The Ghost Bird Series: #11 (The Academy) by C.L. Stone – June 20th 2017
  4. Stay by Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen - June 20th 2017
  5. Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis  - June 20th 2017
  6. Hyde’s Absolution: Sydney Storm MC by Nina Levine - June 20th 2017
  7. Gone to Dust (Gravediggers Book 2) by Liliana Hart – June 20th 2017
  8. Revenge (A Lawless Novel) by Lexi Blake – June 20th 2017
  9. Salvaged: A Saints of Denver Novel by Jay Crownover - June 20th 2017
  10. Always You (Bachelor Brotherhood) by Denise Grover Swank – June 20th 2017
  11. Dangerous Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel by Janet Ivanovich – June 20th 2017
  12. Tycoon by Katy Evans - June 20th 2017
  13. The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely – June 23rd 2017

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Leslie M June 13, 2017 at 5:31 AM

Good Morning!

Help!!! I think I am officially in a book slump.☹

Ela June 13, 2017 at 6:40 AM

MORNING! Oh no Leslie! I read a great book and now not so great so I might be joining you!

Cheryl June 13, 2017 at 7:05 AM

Good morning!! So MANY new releases I don’t know which one to read first!!

Is Dangerous Rush the sequel/conclusion or is there a book three?

Off to work…

bev June 13, 2017 at 7:28 AM

It’s kind of weird but I have heard so much about the Scott and Reid book and seen the covers pop up all the time they don’t seem new.
Instead of building anticipation it’s done the opposite. Like an inoculation.
Has anyone else ever felt like that before?

bev June 13, 2017 at 7:29 AM

Leslie, break out of the norm. Try something new.

Maryse June 13, 2017 at 7:49 AM

Leslie have you read The Martian????? IT IS SO GOOOOOD I PROMISE YOU!!! Totally not my thing but come to find out, one of the best books I ever read, and it made me laugh and kept me on the edge of my seat like no other.

Maryse June 13, 2017 at 7:51 AM

bev YES!!!!!

Sometimes a book will go live, and I won’t realize it’s actually live because I’ve seen it posted daily for weeks, so I don’t immediately post it thinking it’s just a teaser or thinking it must be on sale or something…

And then I clue in. BRAND NEW LIVE. *sigh* I TOTALLY GET YOU

Tasha J June 13, 2017 at 8:07 AM

All the time, Bev. I’m a want what I can’t have kind of girl, so any time there’s a new release like, say a month out, I want it sooo bad. I have tons of books on my tbr, but I don’t want to read THAT ONE, I want the one that isn’t even out and nothing else will sound as good till it’s here. And I think about it so much, build up the anticipation, and then it’s here! And then I’m not always so excited to read it, I don’t need it right NOW anymore. And then look a new one is coming out in a couple months, THAT’S the one! Lol, I live for the chase apparently.

Tasha J June 13, 2017 at 8:12 AM

Leslie, Allegedly. Start with a sample and you may be hooked!

bev June 13, 2017 at 8:17 AM

Lol.

I have a few of those. I needed it now, could not wait for a sale. Must have it. And now it’s been sitting in the tbr 4, 5, 6 months….a year or two. Horrible.

Sometimes it’s a lost like commercials, you see them so often you don’t see them anymore.

bev June 13, 2017 at 8:34 AM

Speaking of. ….

I’m officially giving up on pushing Simon. It was a good fight. But he and Bieber need to go off and enjoy oreos.
However. …..To Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil not so much……Maryse. *insert evil laugh*

Tasha J June 13, 2017 at 8:41 AM

Yea, I second that! Such a good book…

Tasha J June 13, 2017 at 8:54 AM

Ooh I didn’t know there was a cover change, not that I didn’t like the 1st, but I like this one too! Ok, this is super corny, and I debated actually typing it, but I’m gonna do it anyway. Lol Bc of the main characters name and all- You’ve gotta read this Bish!!!

Diana June 13, 2017 at 9:05 AM

I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but don’t rush in to Dear Aaron. I 1-clicked bc I LOVE her books. But seriously. Sooooooooooo disappointed. It took me 2 days to read bc it was so boring & disappointing. And the end?! Just kinda happened. Idk what exactly was resolved…but it ended. WTF. Ugh!!!! I’m selfish bc I want you to read it so we can discuss, but I couldn’t let someone else go in as excited as I was & then suffer unknowingly.

bev June 13, 2017 at 9:52 AM

LMAO, Tasha.

Ooooh, Maryse. She called you out. Lol.

R. Renee June 13, 2017 at 9:53 AM

Morning guys! *dances in Grey’s release day confetti*

I just saw on GR Hopeless by Colleen Hoover is free today too!

Tasha J June 13, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Just checked my email and Goodreads said this one released today too https://www.amazon.com/Map-That-Leads-You-ebook/dp/B01N96OY1P/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1497370391&sr=1-1&keywords=the+map+that+leads+to+you I put this on my tbr bc someone said they’d heard the main character resembles Jess from Gilmore Girls (sold!), and also I liked the blurb. Lol, but I thought at the time it was already out for a while, so surprise! :P I’ve read Lisa’s review too, looks like a keeper!

Lisa C from DFW June 13, 2017 at 11:49 AM

I felt the same way about Dear Aaron. I’m moving on 50% in but I might go back. Does it pick up at all?

Leslie M June 13, 2017 at 12:05 PM

Bev, it is funny about the new releases because every week I think, “that’s a new one?!? I have been hearing about it for months”! My GR friends do ARC’s so I have already read several reviews on new ones…makes them seem like they are old news.

I DEFINITELY got to try something new, but new for me usually ends up as DNF. Grrrrr

Maryse, I probably would give The Martian a try if I didn’t already see movie. I need something “fresh”.

Tasha, Allegedly sounds heavy. I would have to be in right mood to tackle that. I read something similiar: After by Amy Efaw. I liked it, but tough subject matter.

I want something where I totally fall in love with characters….something that grabs me from first page and is unputdownable.

Amy June 13, 2017 at 12:11 PM

I’m lovin’ this list today!!

Beyond with its unique premise…Seven Husbands because TJR!…Dangerous Rush with all of its potential SC Stephens-style angst…All the Secrets We Keep because I have the first one and absolutely LOVE the beautiful covers…The Identicals because I’ve really enjoyed her books in the past…Never Again because HOLY MOLY that blurb…

I LOVE TUESDAYS!!! Bikini martinis all around!! This evening, I mean. ;)

Amy June 13, 2017 at 12:18 PM

Tasha and bev…you two summed up that dilemma perfectly, LOL! Right there with ya.

Leslie! I’ve seen that one (After) many times and have always thought about clicking it. I may just have to give it a shot. I don’t know how I could possibly sympathize with the h but I love being surprised like that.

Disappointed to hear about Dear Aaron, especially since I was thinking of giving it a try. :?

Robyn June 13, 2017 at 12:30 PM

Dear Aaron isn’t up to snuff??? Nooooo! I love MZ’s books.

But, I don’t know how anyone can be in a book slump when it is literally raining books today!! So many goodies to choose from and different genres. I’m so overwhelmed I don’t know where to start. I might have to put my books on a roulette wheel and spin for my next read! HEHE!!

Robyn June 13, 2017 at 12:39 PM

I forgot to mention that Book 5 in Erica Chilson’s Blended series came out today FINALLY!! It’s called Warped.

Amy June 13, 2017 at 12:42 PM

Robyn, that’s a brilliant idea…a book roulette wheel app!! Enter a bunch of book titles you want to read, tap the wheel to spin it, and wait to see where the ball lands. Anyone know how to design an app?

R. Renee June 13, 2017 at 12:43 PM
R. Renee June 13, 2017 at 12:46 PM

Us this? Really? And if you really want it to be random, put the list in this shuffler first http://amdz.com/shuffler.php.

Amy June 13, 2017 at 12:48 PM

Those are awesome, R! Thanks!! :D

Pia June 13, 2017 at 2:19 PM

I’m a huge fan of Nikki Sloane and she released a new book yesterday – Torrid. Awesome cover and nothing but 5* reviews so far :-)

bev June 13, 2017 at 2:49 PM

Leslie make a game out of it. Like oldest book on your tbr, or the 4th book (my favorite #) or a cover in someone’s favorite color.

Dear Aaron…
The heroine was different than her others. Slightly younger and not as confident. I liked her though. When she says it’s a book about pen pals she means it. The first half is their pen pal relationship. I like that. I like epistolary novels. However, I did feel like the romance was missing. The same I felt about WoW.

bev June 13, 2017 at 2:51 PM

Oh I just did the shuffle for Maryse.

Your welcome.

It said To Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil.

bev June 13, 2017 at 2:57 PM

Leslie! !!! Dreaming of You by Kleypas is only 2.99.

I KNOW. BUT HEAR ME OUT.

It’s one of my favorite historical romances. I flove it.

If you hate it you can totally go Thoughtless on it and Kellan Kyle all over Derek Craven.

Pleeeeeaaassseeee.

Pretty please.

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTW3EEQiZ9QQ3MLjRNu4BIlT2yhY7ngynWmFTLAe3D-GoPhgHFteg

Grey June 13, 2017 at 3:12 PM

I hear ya. I’m sitting with my kid at the orthodontist, all I want is to be in the blankie fort. I have all of the books to read. Don’t these people understand. Adulting is so overrated…

Leslie M June 13, 2017 at 4:59 PM

Bev, I will try that Lisa Kleypas book. I have to warn you, I have tried a few HRs and haven’t made it past first chapters. But, I’m going with open mind.

*crosses fingers*

D.G. June 13, 2017 at 5:36 PM

So I just DNF’d. Never Again…nope can’t do it. The blurb is misleading…or maybe I was expecting martial trouble…something…just not flatness.

Maryse June 13, 2017 at 6:06 PM

awwwww and it sounded so good, too. I would have expected marital trouble too. Like her having to look for his paperwork or something and finding something hidden.

Or the “person” he was riding with… or flying with… or something. GAH.

*sobs*

bev June 13, 2017 at 6:07 PM

Whoot whoot!

I know I joke but about Fabi crushing me…..but really if it’s not your jam it’s ok. Promise.

Lauren June 13, 2017 at 6:08 PM

Cheryl, I was wondering the same thing. Anyone know? Is Dangerous Rush a sequel or conclusion? Or maybe a part of a trilogy or series?

Tessa June 13, 2017 at 7:47 PM

I am having a slump too. I have to read Deadmen Walking by Saturday, but I’m not feeling the urge to read it. I tried other books, all genres, and all of them I stopped at less than 5%. I’m trying re-reading the first Cassie Palmer book, but it’s been meh. Though, I forgot a LOT of details of the first book. My mind is too much on what happened in the last book. I think Wildfire by Ilona Andrews destroyed me.

That said, on Sat. I will be getting a book I have anticipated for a year from the library. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare!

D.G. June 13, 2017 at 8:24 PM

Maryse…it was way too sweet and over the top for me…perfect grammar and all. Extreme politeness and just flat…

Kelli June 13, 2017 at 8:34 PM

Hey guys just wanted to recommend a book I just finished, Endgame by Chloe Walsh. I couldn’t put it down. It has a YA/NA feel, the characters are in High School. Love/Hate story that I know Maryse likes lol. Seemed a little cheesy at times, maybe a little over the top

Tessa June 13, 2017 at 8:47 PM

It was? That’s one that was on my radar. Maybe that will get me past my slump. That type of Stepbrother is the type I like. No real relations and it doesn’t feel forbidden because they just met, a major jerk, and has to start a new school. *grins* Thanks Kelli!

Cheryl June 13, 2017 at 9:03 PM

Lauren, I skimmed some reviews and I still am not sure if Dangerous Rush is a conclusion or book 2 in a trilogy. Anyone know?

Leslie M June 14, 2017 at 4:31 AM

Cheryl, I thought it was book 2 of a trilogy…which is why I haven’t started reading yet.

Maryse June 14, 2017 at 8:55 AM

Heck YES Kelli!!!! Thank you for that recommendation.

Maryse June 14, 2017 at 8:56 AM

I’ll try and contact S.C. and find out. :D

Amy June 14, 2017 at 10:21 AM

Grey…damn kids and their crooked teeth gettin’ in the way of reading in the blankie fort. :P

I’m so sad to hear that about Never Again. :( That blurb made it seem right up our tummy-twisting alley. Oh well…at least Kelli’s rec seems promising!

Ela June 14, 2017 at 10:41 AM

So anyone totally jumping for joy of the Sheehan cover reveal???? OMG WE FINALLY GET PREACHER (who’s dead anyway)! No sarcasm here, none what so ever! I WANT GERRICK DAMMIT

Young June 14, 2017 at 11:27 AM

The Pact by Karina Halle is free.

ChristieR June 14, 2017 at 12:21 PM

If anyone likes YA/NA supernatural reads, I have really enjoyed The Relentless Series by Karen Lynch. It has a mixture of all my fav things Fae, Vampires, Werewolves, etc. Typically YA/NA isn’t my first go to but I became a fan of YA/NA when I listened to Kresley Cole’s The Arcana Chronicles.

I highly recommend Audible by Amazon. I am an avid listener. I have a long commute to & from work every day and I also listen while I do housework. The matchmaker works perfectly for me, I can listen while I am up moving then switch to reading when I can settle down and relax. LOVE IT!!

Jean June 14, 2017 at 12:54 PM

Dangerous Rush is the second book to Furious Rush which ended on a slight cliffhanger…..I’ve been waiting book 2 for what seems like forever!!

Too many damn books this month…..I’m drowning in them on my TBR!!!

Started Sugar & Gold today and just as I expected, it sucked me right in and I love, love, love her writing!!!

Ela, Sheehan cover reveal? I gotta look that up! It seems like it’s been forever waiting for that series to continue!

bev June 14, 2017 at 2:35 PM

How is everyone this fine Wednesday?

bev June 14, 2017 at 2:48 PM

What if we made the rest of it…..fun?? Just cause it’s a slow day and a bit headachey. :/
And I’m feeling new age-ish.
* Compliment someone
* Eat a good piece of chocolate
*stop for a moment out side and take 3 deep breaths
*take a photo of something pretty (not a selfie….Though yes your pretty)
*1 thing your thankful for

How many can you do by the end of the day? Like a scavenger hunt.

Cheryl June 14, 2017 at 4:48 PM

Thanks Maryse.

Jean, does that mean the story concludes with Dangerous Rush?

Ok, I am going to start When Life Happened because I’m so curious about what everyone is talking about, BUT good lord I don’t want a repeat of Me Before You ugly cry. Someone PM me on GR’s if this is the case. ;)

Ela June 14, 2017 at 4:51 PM

Aw bev, I don’t feel like it :(

On another fine note, didn’t care for My Roommate’s Girl *see Jean’s review*

Leslie M June 14, 2017 at 5:26 PM

Bev, I completed 4 out of the 5 hump day scavenger hunt. ;)

Amy, in all your Marmy-ness, I think you would find “After” interesting. Esp as going into it you already know it’s difficult topic. It’s not at all my typical read, but fascinated me nonetheless.

The Seven Husbands book looks good despite it not being my usual thing. I am a bit nervous though as reviews said they cried..m TJR is typically a tearjerker. Hmmmm

Leslie M June 14, 2017 at 5:29 PM

Bev, I forgot to mention, I did start that Lisa Kleypas book. I only read part of first chapter, but I didn’t hate it. So that is progress! I will get back to it after I finish some of my challenge reads I am in middle of.

Jean June 14, 2017 at 6:20 PM

Ela, right? I really wanted to love it too!

Cheryl, I don’t know if there is a third book after Dangerous Rush. When Life Happened was great though! Great! Go in blind. I felt like it was 2 books in one. The author really could have messed with us and ended at one part and make us wait for the second.

Jan June 14, 2017 at 6:56 PM

Starting a brand new sci-fi today co-authored by one of my fav authors Neal Stephenson. It’s called The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

Magic is REAL!!! I’m excited!

It’s Thursday already here so I’m going out on an (early) limb and doing my FLT. No, dammit. The first line on its own is pretty lame. You need the whole first paragraph:

My name is Melisande Stokes and this is my story. I am writing in July 1851 (Common Era, or – let’s face it – Anno Domini) in the guest chamber of a middle-class home in Kensington, London, England. But I am not a native of this place or time. In fact, I am quite fucking desperate to get out of here.

I dare you to read the blurb and tell me you don’t want to read this book! I’ve only read 2% of the book and I’m totally IN!

bev June 14, 2017 at 7:04 PM

Um…you don’t have to, Ela. Lol.

It’s slightly silly and not for everyone.

I was having a, hmm, pity party of one? Over nothing significant. At all. And I just had to stop and say, Self your a grown ass woman so get over your self, lol. On a scale of 1 -10, 10 being the events that have cut you off at the knees. Well…um…yeah pity party is -100.

I have a tendency to get too negative, so.
Probably more than you needed to know, lol.

My thanks is my job. I like it. I work in a creative and positive environment. I have benefits and sick leave and PTO. It supplies me with new books and coffee (hopefully new, cause eww.)

Ela June 14, 2017 at 7:14 PM

*huggles bev and runs* I don’t know if I’m crazy or what but I just asked work if I can do another Masters…YES I SAID ANOTHER, I already have a MBA in finance and accounting but want a MS in Taxation….SO EXCITING

bev June 14, 2017 at 7:22 PM

That is amazing Ela and freaking impressive.

A Masters in of itself but another one?

Math scares me.

Speaking of coffee just went in to get one for commute home and somebody left a card to pay for others drinks.

Tessa June 14, 2017 at 7:32 PM

* Compliment someone – done
* Eat a good piece of chocolate – Nope. Chocolate is saved for NEED. No sweets otherwise except sugar free Werthers for when the sweet urge hits. Kills it every time.
*stop for a moment out side and take 3 deep breaths – done
*take a photo of something pretty (not a selfie….Though yes your pretty) – lol Done
*1 thing your thankful for – the pool. I can exercise without feeling like I am.

bev June 14, 2017 at 7:32 PM

Leslie, I will take that as a positive. 1 chapter down.
You guys make me laugh.

bev June 14, 2017 at 7:36 PM

I complimented someone’s idea.
Bought chocolate, not quality, but chocolate. (Tessa I admire the will power)
3 deep breaths with a breeze gently blowing.
No photo yet, but have a yellow rose edged with pink just blooming open. When I get home.
My thanks already said.

You all are money.

Ela June 14, 2017 at 7:37 PM

Thanks bev! My company got super strict on paying for school and I really hope my manager can pull rainbows out of unicorns asses! They mostly already paid for my MBA! I lurve math but am not as quick as others, I like to analyze.

Tessa June 14, 2017 at 7:39 PM

Bev, it’s either have the will power or go nuts. So literally I just kill the need. We won’t talk about little dude’s birthday party cake… (But it was REALLY GOOD).

That’s awesome Ela. I love that they pay for you all to go to school. Hopefully they’ll agree to Taxation. :)

Ela June 14, 2017 at 7:45 PM

Tessa, key wordS USED TO, now they’re very strict and I don’t want a CPA

bev June 14, 2017 at 8:03 PM

Tessa, bday cake never counts.

Ela, Analyze like Sherlock.

Oh, and I won a book. The new Christina Lauren one. So I got free coffee and a book today. Woo hoo.

Tessa June 14, 2017 at 8:13 PM

That’s awesome! Woot!

bev June 14, 2017 at 8:38 PM

I have to post this cause #6 under the first section.
Plus, I’m listening to Amy Poehler ‘ s Yes, Please and it is wonderful. Patrick Stewart occasionally drops in.

http://www.heroesandheartbreakers.com/blogs/2017/06/16-audiobook-narrators-youll-have-a-crush-on-by-the-end-of-this-post

bev June 15, 2017 at 7:24 AM

FLT (IF THIS WORKS):
I think you might enjoy this audio clip from Audible: http://a.co/0kUtPYU
Yes Please by Amy Poehler.

Ela June 15, 2017 at 8:03 AM

That’s awesome bev!

Ela June 15, 2017 at 8:06 AM

FLT
“The man bolted upright from sleep.” Emma Scott Sugar & Gold

D.G. June 15, 2017 at 8:30 AM

FLT – “One hundred and twenty days since they pulled my body from the river.” Beyond by Catina Haverlock and Angela Larkin

Overall great book but I just needed a little more…

Jean June 15, 2017 at 8:50 AM

Same first line as Ela!!

R. Renee June 15, 2017 at 10:49 AM

Maryse! Suanne’s giving away The Man I Love for FREE on bookfunnel. Just saw it on her FB page. https://dl.bookfunnel.com/7gogqw8l6u

Maryse June 15, 2017 at 11:04 AM

Ooooh awesome!!! I’m going to add it to tomorrow’s Friday Finds list too if it’s still up!! :D

R. Renee June 15, 2017 at 11:05 AM

Until June 30th!

Maryse June 15, 2017 at 11:32 AM

Okay you guys, I have the answer for the latest S.C. Stephens release. It’s a trilogy.

I posted it as a reader question today here: http://www.maryse.net/reader-questions/reader-question-is-dangerous-rush-by-s-c-stephens-the-sequelconclusion-or-is-there-a-book-three.html

Amy June 15, 2017 at 12:09 PM

FLT
“The stage wing was thick with shadows.” ~ Collide – The Secret Life of Trystan Scott

My June challenge/2013 click read. Only 20% in but not sure if I will stick with it. I’m really not enjoying one chapter in her POV then the next chapter in his POV but replaying the last part of the previous chapter, including dialogue. There’s no mystery, no pining, no longing, no not knowing. :?

Tasha J June 15, 2017 at 12:15 PM

FLT- (Prelude) Baltimore, Maryland AUGUST 3, 1939 “My story begins on a sweltering August night, in a place I will never set eyes upon.”
(Chapter 1) Avery Stafford AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA, PRESENT DAY “I take a breath, scoot to the edge of the seat, and straighten my jacket as the limo rolls to a stop on the boiling-hot asphalt.”- Before We Were Yours: A Novel by Lisa Wingate

Amy June 15, 2017 at 2:14 PM

Holy moly Tasha, that one sounds HEAVY. Click!

Cheryl June 15, 2017 at 2:39 PM

“The smallest room belonged to the biggest loser.” When Life Happened by Jewel E. Ann.

Waiting for the wtf moment. :>

Tessa June 15, 2017 at 2:59 PM

FLT:
“Rourke! Are you listening to me?”
Endgame by Chloe Welsh

This is good, but I so wish it was in her POV only. It could be so much more tense.

MichelleS June 15, 2017 at 4:33 PM

I need a “ten second review” of the week from Bev! LOL. I was out of town and I am now back and would love to know what I missed. That great book everyone is reading? Or peanut tossing?

MichelleS June 15, 2017 at 4:36 PM

FLT: “Wings. I have wings.” – A Strange Hymn (The Bargainer Book Two). By Laura Thalassa. WINGS PEOPLE!! I have wings! And Fae. Hot hulking King-type Fae. Swoon…

Tessa June 15, 2017 at 4:56 PM

Yes! Wings! I liked the second even more than the first. The second was a trip.

bev June 15, 2017 at 7:41 PM

My mind is blank. It’s been super quiet on here. I can try, but no promises it won’t be lame. I honestly think you and Amy are amazing at it.
My mind is mush right now lol. It should totally be Friday.

bev June 15, 2017 at 8:01 PM

Yeah, ok, I got nothing. Nothing has really happened.

When Life Happened
Amy payed someone to cut her eyebrows off.
It scared Jean.
Maryse beat up Keri Arthur at RT.
I got scared.
I retired Simon.
But To Tell The Truth want to Shame Maryse (that fierce Female of the Species) into another book
Tasha saw Jean and I were scared and called them Bishes.
Ela is not scared of the Bishes, she just wants a new Master.

Jean June 15, 2017 at 8:04 PM

LMAO bev!!!!!!

Cheryl June 15, 2017 at 9:00 PM

Ok, I’m stuck on the “Amy paid someone to cut her eyebrows off” ??!!

Grey June 15, 2017 at 9:04 PM

2 first lines today. I’m proofing one as a favor and the other is my Pick-For-Me read.

I open the car door, begging entrance into a world of speed and carelessness. ~ Reckless Abandon by Jeannine Colette.

I race down the Grand Couloir, Courchevel, France. ~ Rush by Emma Scott

Today has sucked… But I have 3 day weekend! What is everyone else up to?

bev June 15, 2017 at 9:30 PM

Cheryl, yes. She called it “microblading”.

Tasha J June 16, 2017 at 8:41 AM

Ahahahaha!! That was hilarious, Bev.
It is pretty heavy so far, Amy. Great writing, it’s sucked me right in. It’s going between past and present and there’s mystery to the present. But the past is heart wrenching so far and written so well. I like the the way the people on the river talk, their ‘accents’. I’m only a quarter of the way in, so we’ll see. I’m going on vacation in a couple days for a week so I’m hoping to get much of it read on the way down. Until then, still too busy to read a whole lot at a time. I hate reading in snippets, especially when I’m really into a story.
Just finished one summer sport and started another, for a little while they ran together. On top of that we’ve had bible school vacation, scouts and scout camp coming up, library summer reading program, sleepovers, grad parties and very little downtime. Looking forward to cleaning the house (the last time was approx. May something, possibbly April) and packing over the next 48hrs, whoo! <-sarcasm

Amy June 16, 2017 at 12:12 PM

LOL!!!! bev, you’re the bee’s knees. Seriously. The awesomest.

Tasha…I have it sitting in my library now. And I really don’t see how you don’t have time to read. I mean, it’s not like you have a whole lot going on. :P You’re goings-on made me tired just reading ‘em…

bev June 16, 2017 at 2:24 PM

Tasha, hope you are traveling somewhere fun.

Amy June 16, 2017 at 4:23 PM

Oh, and Cheryl…the microblading is a way of tattooing my eyebrows using little slices in the skin (although bev’s description is pretty funny) and man, it hurts like b!tch.

And my eyebrows are in the scanning/flaking/itching stage so not real cute, but they will look fantastic when all healed up.

Cheryl June 17, 2017 at 6:38 PM

Amy, friend of mine had that done and her eyebrows look awesome…now. ;)

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