Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – June 21st 2016

by Maryse on June 21, 2016 · 230 comments

in Latest Book Releases

HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!! Today’s list has some sure-hits (I’ll post my mini-blurb-jolt highlights a little further below), BUT!! If you missed yesterday’s Monday early bird book releases post, don’t forget to check it out. It is INSANE how many great book went live early (that were complete surprises!!!). I called it… “not just book releases, but OMG I LOVE THIS AUTHOR book releases.” PLUS!!! Kristen Ashley ROCK CHICK LOVERS! Look what’s up for preorder: Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley (here it also is, on Amazon UK)

BREAKING NEWS ALERT: And guess what else?? YOU may have an Amazon gift card balance!! eek I did! Log into your Amazon account and check your gift card balance because:

Slammed: A Novel. One of the books I went crazy for back in 2012! Right around “that” period…

Rebecca: “If you are an Amazon kindle ebook reader (and were in 2010-2012) – the second anti-trust lawsuit settlements were placed in Amazon accounts this morning! Check your gift card balance :-)  This one is different than the last one because your credit isn’t solely allowed on more books- you can use it for anything on Amazon! Very nice surprise this morning and took me forever to figure out the random balance”

Maryse: HOLY MOLY!!!!!! That is a nice gift card!!!!!

Melissa: Have you checked your email for a possible Amazon account credit from Apple regarding the settlement of their Ebook antitrust lawsuit? I got one and it was very exciting! Can we say book buying binge? Lol!

Fabi: haven’t received an email…

MichelleS: Go to “my account” and “gift card balance” – and you can use it on anything at the site, not just books. Maybe I’ll get that Ninja blended I have been wanting. I didn’t get an email either, Fabi. I wonder if you have to use it by a certain date? I better use it up now. Do you have to “claim” it? Or is it automatic? I’m temped to buy one thing so I don’t lose it.

Maryse: My email ended up in the “promotions” tab in my gmail… so I missed it at first, too.

Kirstyn: I received one from Amazon and from Apple. If you’ve bought iBooks check your iTunes account as well. $75 from Amazon and $230 from Apple. I’m set on books for awhile.

Ela: Looks like I might be getting something on Nook, just got an email and that’s about the time I only used Barnes & Noble. Nook won’t show for another couple of days according to the email….. I don’t know about Amazon but on Nook it expires June 24, 2017 so a whole year later. Also, Nook balance will show up in the next few days unlike Amazon. I wonder what I can get at Barnes & Noble besides books and magazines?

Rebecca: I thought it was a mistake and wished I hadn’t called my hubby about it Mine was very nice indeed, too!

Maryse: It’s so nice that we’re readers!!!

AND! Here is my mini-blurb-jolts highlight reel (and it will span yesterday’s post, and today’s since there are some awesome looking one in both of ‘em): Yours (her husband dies and his heart goes to someone else… and it finds its way back to her!) Ramsay (he’s back to exact revenge on her for destroying his life), Say You’ll Stay (I love struggling single mom stories… such a great feeling when they find happiness and peace), Poesy (I LOVED “Low” and this is the prequel – criminal couple on the run!!), A Bird on a Windowsill (this author writes beautiful heartwarming, angsty love stories, and when he accidentally runs into her again she’s the same… but he isn’t!!), Easy Kisses (motivation speaker, and the jaded girl), A Midsummer Night’s Fling (this one’s blurb made me giggle!!), Entangled (he’s becoming a star, and she’s struggling with his new fame), Into the Nothing (she escapes an abusive relationship and is helped by a stranger), Song of the Blackbird (she gets a job as a doctor in a prison), Full Share (she’s trying to hide out for awhile and just wants to be alone)… and SO MANY MORE!

So now that everyone’s squeeing over this morning surprise… here are today’s latest releases!!

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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!)


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. The Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley
  2. Wildest Dreams by Kristen Ashley <— OOOOOOH the Whispersync price!!! :D !!!!
  3. The Pursuit: A Fox and O’Hare Novel, Book 5 by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
  4. Secretly Hers: Sterling Canyon, Book 2 by Jamie Beck
  5. Alpha One Security: Harris by Jasinda Wilder
  6. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  7. Tethered by L. D. Davis
  8. Born of Legend: The League, Book 9 by Sherrilyn Kenyon <— Cat says: “Born of Legend on audio is THIRTY HOURS LONG. I’m so excited that I may pee a little.” and Fabi loves the sound of that! (see what I did there? Audiobook. Sound… :P ) *snort* Fabi: “Cat, you just made my day!”


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!):

  • Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover <— COLLEEN HOOVER SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!! I loved it and here’s my review.
  • Hard Core by Tess Oliver <— HARD LIFE UNTIL HE FINDS HER… “The handsome, tattooed stranger had the kind of eyes that were hard to look away from, and he gazed at me as if we’d been friends or even lovers in a different life. He looked at me as if he knew me, and suddenly I had this flash of feeling as if I was right where I was supposed to be.” recent release and super-bargain priced! (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover <— COLLEEN HOOVER SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT! One of the ones that started it all! My review. (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  • Reaper’s Property (Reapers Motorcycle Club Book 1) by Joanna Wylde <— RE-RELEASE ALERT! Great price too! (here it is on Amazon UK)
  • The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata <— MARIANA ZAPATA ALERT! I LOVED THIS BOOK! Look what Lauren found us!! ”A couple of Mariana Zapata’s books are on sale today. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me & Lingus…” (my review) and here it is on Amazon UK
  • Go Set a Watchman: A Novel by Harper Lee <— ON SALE!!!! (here it is on Amazon UK)
  • Breathing Again by Sofia Grey <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT WITH A BRILLIANT GASP-WORTHY TWIST!! and Tracey loved it! “Finished reading Breathing again by Sofia Grey, five star read , with a damaged( but determined) hero who has issues physically and mentally plus a broken heart , which had the most brilliant twist in its tail, I love stories like this which make me gasp out loud “
  • Betting on Beaumont: A Brooklyn Novel #3 (The Brooklyn Series) by Danielle Jamie <— Just released a few days ago!! I’m not sure if t can be read as a standalone or not (it appears to be a continuation in the series).



  1. Born of Legend (The League: Nemesis Rising) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  2. Poison or Protect: A Delightfully Deadly Novella by Gail Carriger
  3. Reckoning (The Dominion Saga: Book 2) by S.J. West
  4. Tangled Sin (A Dark Realm Novel) by Georgia Lyn Hunter
  5. The Caster’s Canticle (The Caster Prophecy Book 1) by L.V. Lewis
  6. The Gunslinger’s Man by Helena Maeve
  7. To Follow My Heart (The Knights of Berwyck, A Quest Through Time Novel Book 3) by Sherry Ewing
  8. My Guardian (Bewitched and Bewildered Book 6) by Alanea Alder <— SO MANY LOVE THIS SERIES!! Joy: “Love the Bewitched and Bewildered series, can’t wait for latest release My Guardian in June. Alanea Alder brings such camaraderie and spirit to all her characters. Best of all, the absolute comedy genius that keeps you laughing with the characters and at the antics they get up too. Don’t miss out! This series is a must read!!!” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  9. That’s One Cross Vamp (The Vamp for Me Book 6) by Bailey Bradford
  10. Irresistibly Yours: The Durand Chronicles – Book Two by Lark Brennan
  11. Fire Danger by Claire Davon
  12. Take You to Hell (The Everett Files Book 2) by T.J. Spade
  13. Dracones: Revelations by Sheri-Lynn Marean
  14. Never Been Bitten by Erica Ridley
  15. Gemini (Eternal Sacrifice Saga Book 1) by Dylan Quinn



  1. Blood & Rust (Lock & Key Book 4) by Cat Porter <— CAT PORTER ALERT! JUST WENT LIVE!! “I did my time. I’ve cleaned up. Well, sort of. I got plans. Yeah, good ones. Then I ran into her…
  2. Secrets and Lies 6 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward <— H.M. WARD ALERT!
  3. The Windfall by Ellie Danes
  4. Easy Kisses (The Boudreaux Series Book 4) by Kristen Proby <— HE’S A DIVORCED MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER & HER SISTER MADE HER GO TO THE SEMINAR ALERT! “…she’ll sit through all of Simon’s touchy feely crap and go home and get on with her life. Except Simon isn’t really spouting crap, and when he smiles at her, the butterflies are ridiculous…” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  5. Dirty Sexy Cuffed (Dirty Sexy Series Book 3) by Carly Phillips
  6. Smolder: The Wildwood Series by Karen Erickson <— COP IS IN LOVE WITH HIS BROTHER’S EX ALERT! But… “Lane’s too loyal to ever move in on forbidden territory and he knows that while he can look, he definitely can’t touch.” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  7. Inseverable: A Carolina Beach Novel by Cecy Robson
  8. All of Me (Ambrose Series Book 1) by Janet Eckford
  9. Devious Little Lies by Erin Ashley Tanner
  10. On These Pages by A.M. Griffin
  11. Just Keep Sweet (The Compound Series) by Melissa Brown
  12. Yours and Mine: A Contemporary Friends to Lovers Romance (Friends with Benefits) by Lacey Silks
  13. Tainted by Crazy by Abby McCarthy <— HER LIFE IS FALLING APART so… “I did the one thing I’ve been dreading for the last thirteen years, I finally went home. I needed to get back on my feet and I needed my Grams. As much as I wanted to pretend life was working for me, it wasn’t.” And then he shows up… (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  14. Making the Rules by Ali Parker
  15. Before You by Kathryn Freeman <— RACE CAR DRIVERS
  16. The Pursuit: A Fox and O’Hare Novel by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg <— “Janet Evanovich, author of the blockbuster Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, writer for the Monk television show, team up once again in their rollicking, New York Times bestselling Fox and O’Hare series!
  17. Driftwood Point (The Chesapeake Diaries) by Mariah Stewart
  18. Billionaire’s Favorite Mistake, The: Billionaires and Bridesmaids by Jessica Clare <— PREGNANT FROM A ONE-NIGHT STAND THAT TOSSED HER ASIDE ALERT!! “...after a steamy, mindless fling at Hunter and Gretchen’s engagement party, Greer finds herself tossed aside and forced to admit that you can’t love someone who doesn’t acknowledge you exist. It’s a shame he got her pregnant…
  19. Rocking Kin (The Lucy & Harris Novella Series Book 3) by Terri Anne Browning
  20. Dangerous Hearts: Rock Star Romance, 1 (Lyric & Wolf) by Mia McAdams <— ROCK STAR ALERT!…her heart was just broken by one. So when she takes an assignment as road manager for the world famous rock star, Wolf, she’s prepared to take him on, full suit of heart-armor intact…” and here it is on Amazon UK
  21. Into the Fire (Bridge Book 2) by Meredith Wild <— CRUSHING ON THE BEST MAN ALERT! But… “Vanessa doesn’t have room in her life for a man, let alone a player.” (on Amazon UK)
  22. Wicked Intentions (Steele Security Book 4) by A.D. Justice
  23. A Measure of Love (A Pound of Flesh Book 5) by Sophie Jackson
  24. Lost In You (The Soldiers of Wrath MC) by Jenika Snow & Sam Crescent
  25. Downtown Devil: A Sins in the City Novel by Cara McKenna <— SHE MEETS HIM AND… HIS ROOMMATE ALERT! Clare wonders if this summer fling might turn more adventurous than she anticipated—especially as a curious energy starts to simmer between the two of them and Mica’s handsome roommate, Vaughn.
  26. Summer Solstice: When Friends Become Lovers
  27. Escape (Blackstone Series Book 2) by J.L. Drake
  28. A Midsummer Night’s Fling (Much Ado about Love Series Book 1) by Eliza Walker <— HER SEXY MAX SHOWS UP! STUPID MAX!! *snort* LOL!! “Too bad her past comes knocking on her door her first day home. All six-foot-three, beautiful man of her past named Max. Stupid Max. The mistake Nicola just can’t seem to stop making…” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  29. The American Heir: A Jet City Billionaire Romance (The Billionaire Duke Series Book 4) by Gina Robinson
  30. The Sheikh’s Tempted Protectress by Holly Rayner & Lara Hunter
  31. Mastered by her Captor by Opal Carew
  32. Claimed: Gowns & Crowns, Book 3 by Jennifer Chance
  33. The Mercenaries Boxset by Stylo Fantome <— STYLO FANTOME SERIES BUNDLE ALERT! “Follow them from Casablanca to Bogota, from Kiev to Ithaca, as they steal some diamonds, make some enemies, fall a little in love, and kick a lot of ass…” (also on Amazon UK)
  34. Dating the Guy Upstairs by Amanda Ashby
  35. Ramping Up: A Mavrick Allstar Novel (Mavrick Allstars) by Zoe Dawson
  36. Remember by Izabelle Jardin
  37. Entangled (A Tryst Novel) by Alex Rosa <— HE’S BECOMING A FAMOUS STAR  & SHE’S STRUGGLING WITH IT ALERT!Skyler wants Blake to pursue his dreams, but his constant absence weighs on her more than she admits. Even as she throws herself into new distractions, she finds herself facing uncertainties and jealousies that could tear apart everything they’ve built…” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  38. Doppelganger (Harbour Bay Book 4) by Camille Taylor
  39. The Bitter (Addiction #1) (Addiction Series) by Delilah Frost <— THEY MEET IN REHAB ALERT!We understand each other. We care for each other. Even long after rehab is over and the real world is back in our faces wishing for us to fail. She’s my everything: My best friend. My sidekick. The only girl I’ve ever been with and ever want to be with. Until one day. Until rumors start to spread.” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  40. Stripped Bare by Emma Hart <— EMMA HART MALE STRIPPER ALERT!! “What do you get when you mix a bachelorette party, the queen of dating disasters, and a stripper so hot he was forged from the fires of hell? Screwed. You get screwed….“ (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  41. Secretly Hers (Sterling Canyon) by Jamie Beck
  42. Baby, It’s You: A Southern Roads novella by Stephanie Bond
  43. In Your Eyes (Let It Be Book 3) by Barbara Speak <— CAN BE READ as a standalone… “You know me as Shelby, the eight-year-old girl that went through hell with my sister, Ari, but I have my own story to tell…”
  44. Best Man For The Job (The Men of Fear Incorporated Book 1) by Melinda Valentine
  45. Broken Love: (A Sweet, Sexy Standalone Contemporary Romance) (The Love Series Book 2) by Jillian Dodd <— SECRETLY DATED HIS BEST FRIEND’S LITTLE SISTER ALERT!Six years later, they still hate each other. But the universe seems to keep throwing them together. When they catch the bouquet and garter at a mutual friend’s wedding, sparks fly between them — their chemistry undeniable…” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  46. Hector and Steele (New Mexico Stories #2) by A.C. Katt <— M/M ROMANCE
  47. Due Diligence (Takeover) by Anna Zabo <— M/M ROMANCE
  48. Her Indulgent Cowboy (Harland County Series Book 7) by Donna Michaels
  49. Heartbreakers and Heroes
  50. Into the Nothing (Broken Outlaw Series Book 1) by BT Urruela <— SHE ESCAPES AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP & A STRANGER HELPS HER ALERT!! “After escaping an abusive relationship, she opens her heart up to a stranger. He is unlike any man she’s ever met. He came into her life and turned it completely upside down. Everything is perfect. That is, until one fateful night. A night that would tear the Watson family apart, never to be put back together again. A night that would send Xander away to prison for life.“ P.S. The author is actually a cover model!! (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  51. The Final Chase (Final Love Book 2) by Jessica Florence
  52. Noble Love (The Nobles of Sweet Rapids Book 1) by Té Russ
  53. Chemistry Lessons by Rebecca H Jamison
  54. Chasing the Prize (Men of the Ice Book 5) by Michele Shriver
  55. All the Angels were Jewish by Kevin E. Ready
  56. Undone by Kelley Armstrong writing as Katey Wolfe <— SHE HAS A STALKER & HE’S A BAD-ASS FIGHTER (and more!) ALERT ! He’s trying to make enough money to get custody of his little brother… and then he gets her as a student… “…Jess Devereaux is a girl with a plan — shake loose from her stalker ex, gain independence from her over-controlling family and, most important for her immediate happiness, seduce her sexy shooting instructor into the wild, no-strings-attached fling she’s been dreaming of.” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  57. The Tycoon’s Vacation: Billionaire Obsession (Tycoon Romance Book 3) by Julie Farrell
  58. Restless (Relentless Series Book 2) by Alyson Reynolds
  59. Covet (Splendor Book 1) by Janet Nissenson <— GORGEOUS COVER & FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT!Ian and Tessa fight their feelings for the other, knowing that a relationship between them can never exist. But when matters of the heart are involved, things are never quite that simple. How long will both of them be able to hold on before betraying their forbidden attraction to each other?” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  60. The Adjustments by Ann Lineberger
  61. Stealing His Thunder (Masters of Adrenaline) by Sparrow Beckett
  62. Secrets of the Heart by Dana Wayne
  63. Song of the Blackbird: Albatross Prison Series Book 1 by DB Michaels <— SHE GETS A JOB AT A PRISON ALERT!Desperate to reconnect with her half-brother, Emma Edwards takes her new medical training and secures a doctor’s job at the prison where he’s serving a sentence. But what she finds there is worse than she ever imagined…tough rules and even tougher men, gangs powered by drug money and corruption. Emma must find a way to keep her brother alive until he’s freed even if that means lying to the one man she should be able to trust….” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  64. pretty; by Amber Lacie
  65. Full Share (Shore House Book 1) by Eliza Freed <— SHE’S HIDING OUT IN A BEACH HUT “Nora Hargrove’s post-grad life includes a horrific entry-level job, a cave of an apartment, and a strict avoidance of all interpersonal relationships. She knows only one thing about herself—she wants to be left alone…” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  66. Cassidy James by Ashley Wilcox
  67. Settling North (North Quintet Book 4) by Carla Buchanan
  68. Ready to Fall (Lovestruck Librarians) by Olivia Dade
  69. Chasing Swells by A.L. Goulden
  70. My Last Continent: A Novel by Midge Raymond
  71. Sunshine Beach (Ten Beach Road Novel) by Wendy Wax
  72. Heart Spell Anthology
  73. Duly Noted by H.M. Shander <— SHE HAS CAR ACCIDENT PTSD ALERT! “Effing car crash. Resigned to live a mediocre life with her friends Percocet and Xanax, she’s coped on her own. Terrified of stepping beyond her backyard, broken and damaged Aurora doesn’t need anyone, anyways. Until she meets – him…” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  74. Grace Found Me by Shaida Escoffery
  75. Eagle River by Isabelle Kane <— TWO QUARTERBACK FOOTBALL PLAYERS AND ONE GIRL ALERT!…both love the same beautiful girl, Kjersten Solheim. Though they despise each other, they are inexorably linked. But there is a secret about one of them, a secret that a mother took to her grave, that a high school coach swore never to reveal, and one whose consequences continue to reverberate.” (here it is on Amazon UK)


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

  1. Mr. Romantic: A Mister Standalone by J.A. Huss - June 22nd 2016
  2. A Beautiful Sin by Terri E. Laine & A.M. Hargrove - June 23rd 2016
  3. Epic Lies (Epic Fail Book 2) by Trudy Stiles – June 27th 2016
  4. Brutal Discoveries by Kasey Millstead – June 27th 2016
  5. The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz <— TIFFANY REISZ ALERT!! June 28th 2016
  6. Shadow Rider: The Shadow Series by Christine Feehan – June 28th 2016
  7. Hard to Serve: A Hard Ink Novella by Laura Kaye – June 28th 2016
  8. Chaos Bound (The Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club) by Sarah Castille – June 28th 2016
  9. Rake’s Redemption (Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club) by Chantal Fernando – June 28th 2016
  10. First Comes Love: A Novel by Emily Giffin – June 28th 2016
  11. Sweet Little Lies: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel by Jill Shalvis – June 28th 2016
  12. Addicted: An Outlaws Novel (The Outlaws Series) by Elle Kennedy – June 28th 2016
  13. Under the Wire: Bad Boys Undercover by HelenKay Dimon – June 28th 2016
  14. Wasteland King (Gallow and Ragged) by Lilith Saintcrow – June 28th 2016
  15. The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson Series) by Darynda Jones – June 28th 2016
  16. Awakened by Kate Douglas – June 28th 2016
  17. Having Hope (The Blow Hole Boys Book 4) by Tabitha Vargo – June 28th 2016
  18. The Devil In Disguise (Bad Things Book 1) by Cynthia Eden – June 28th 2016
  19. Killing The Sun: Part 2 by Mara White & K. Larsen - June 28th 2016
  20. Beautifully Decadent (Beautifully Damaged Book 3) by L.A. Fiore - June 28th 2016
  21. Full Tilt by Emma Scott – June 28th 2016 <— WE’VE GOT AWESOME FEED BACK ON THIS ONE ALREADY!

R. Renee: Full Tilt by Emma Scott. I’m totally and utterly wrecked right now. I think she may have outdone herself this time. I just posted my review on GR. I’m tough on her because of my love for RUSH. I’ve given a couple of her books 4 stars when they’ve stayed with me enough to make me think they should have been 5. But this one…wow.

OMG Maryse. LOVED. Ooh and Maryse, it needs to go on your “what to read after Me Before You” list. I can’t wait until it comes out. I want the paperback. The cover is so pretty and PERFECT for the book. Oh and I don’t think I’ve ever read a blurb that fit its book so perfectly. Especially that last part!

  1. Slow Grind (Men of Mornington Book 1) by Missy Johnson - June 28th 2016
  2. We Could Be Beautiful: A Novel by Swan Huntley - June 28th 2016
  3. Playing with Monsters by Amelia Hutchins - June 28th 2016
  4. Bad Teacher by Clarissa Wild - June 28th 2016
  5. Phantom Embrace (Immortal Guardians) by Dianne Duvall – June 29th 2016
  6. Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley – January 3rd 2017!!! LEE JUST FOUND IT!!


Did you … did you.. DID YOU SEE????


Someone hold my laptop while I faint.. OMG!!


  1. Love Between the Lines: An Adult Coloring Book for Book Lovers by Christina Collie <— Dooodles by Christina has a COLORING BOOK coming out soon!!! It’s up for preorder and I’m SO THRILLED!!! :D P.S. I still have the original beautiful doodle she made for Maryse’s Book Blog <— I’m a lucky girl!! – November 8th 2016 is the release date!

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{ 230 comments… read them below or add one }

Ela June 21, 2016 at 10:38 AM


Maryse June 21, 2016 at 10:47 AM


Ela, that’s what I’m here for!!!

And a few of our fellow readers that find the ones we missed. ;)


I can tell you’re excited. LOL!!!! :P

Cat June 21, 2016 at 10:57 AM

Born of Legend on audio is THIRTY HOURS LONG. I’m so excited that I may pee a little.

Fabi June 21, 2016 at 11:12 AM

Cat, you just made my day!

Maryse June 21, 2016 at 11:18 AM

LOL!!!!!! It’s like a whole TV series!

MichelleS June 21, 2016 at 11:19 AM

Thanks for the heads up on that gift-card info! $110 – not too shabby! My summer reading just got more interesting!!! Woo hoo.

Maryse June 21, 2016 at 11:30 AM

My pleasure MichelleS!! Mine looks like yours. :D

Loretta June 21, 2016 at 11:34 AM

Thanks for the update about the Amazon gift cards/lawsuit. I have a balance of $71.95 :) time to go download some new books!

Fabi June 21, 2016 at 11:34 AM

Unless I’m looking in the wrong place. I got nothing! I wonder if the timeline is far enough back that I was still using Nook…

Maryse June 21, 2016 at 11:48 AM

Go look at your Nook account? Maybe you have some in there?

Fabi June 21, 2016 at 11:52 AM

oh? It’s not just Amazon…? Off to check.

Stephanie June 21, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Thanks for the Amazon heads up. I just checked my balance and I have a whole $1.57. I’ll try not to spend it all at once.

Maryse June 21, 2016 at 12:15 PM

LOL Stephanie!!!!!! *hug* there are some 0.99 cent goodies for sure! :D You can have one and a half.

Ela June 21, 2016 at 12:33 PM

See!!!!!!!!!!!!! What would I do without these lists???? Thanks Maryse!

Ela June 21, 2016 at 12:38 PM

Looks like I might be getting something on Nook, just got an email and that’s about the time I only used Barnes & Noble.

Maryse June 21, 2016 at 12:44 PM

YAY Ela!!

See Fabi? Did you see anything?

Ela June 21, 2016 at 12:48 PM

Nook won’t show for another couple of days according to the email…

Fabi June 21, 2016 at 12:56 PM

I didn’t see anything on mine and haven’t received an email either. Oh well…

MichelleS June 21, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Go to “my account” and “gift card balance” – and you can use it on anything at the site, not just books. Maybe I’ll get that Ninja blended I have been wanting. I didn’t get an email either, Fabi. I wonder if you have to use it by a certain date? I better use it up now. Do you have to “claim” it? Or is it automatic? I’m temped to buy one thing so I don’t lose it.

Ela June 21, 2016 at 2:22 PM

I don’t know about Amazon but on Nook it expires June 24, 2017 so a whole year later. Also, Nook balance will show up in the next few days unlike Amazon. I wonder what I can get at Barnes & Noble besides books and magazines?

Kirstyn W. June 21, 2016 at 2:30 PM

I received one from Amazon and from Apple. If you’ve bought iBooks check your iTunes account as well. $75 from Amazon and $230 from Apple. I’m set on books for awhile.

Maryse June 21, 2016 at 2:34 PM

*squeeeee*!!!! :D

Lee C June 21, 2016 at 2:43 PM


Did you … did you.. DID YOU SEE????


Someone hold my laptop while I faint.. OMG!!


Maryse June 21, 2016 at 3:39 PM

LEE. I LOVE YOU!!!!!! :D

Tessa June 21, 2016 at 3:52 PM

But, but, but… the company I was buying books from at that time was bought by Kobo! Last time, I got a weird postcard in the mail. Kobo is showing nothing. lol Google isn’t part of it? Bummer. I bought from them too.

Stephanie June 21, 2016 at 4:04 PM

Thank you Lee C! I’m all over Daisy & Marcus’ story. KA is my favorite. I’m all over it.

Second, has anyone read Anarchy Found by JA Huss? I’m about 32% through and I really can’t get into it. I’m about to put it away. I started it Friday and it’s doing nothing for me.

Stephanie June 21, 2016 at 4:06 PM

I see it’s not until Jan 2017 :( That’s a long time to wait! Very impatient when it comes to my KA books (except the fantasy ones).

Fabi June 21, 2016 at 4:42 PM

Stephanie, I read Anarchy Found a while back. If you’re not feeling it at 32%, I don’t know…It’s gets romantic/erotic in the 2nd 3rd of the book and it didn’t fit the story for me.

The first part was a 5 star for me. The middle was a 2 star because it was totally unrelated to the rest of the plot. The last third was a 3 star for me.

Susan June 21, 2016 at 6:04 PM

I didn’t realize how many books I buy and read until I saw my credit. Over $600.00. That will keep me reading for a while. Very excited.

Jan130 June 21, 2016 at 6:12 PM

Whoah Maryse. That’s quite a list today! Wow! Daisy and Marcus’ story? CLLLIIIIIICCCKKK! What, not till January?? Sigh…. Then in March KA’s new BDSM book comes out too, The Deep End. Already pre-ordered that one. Not normally a BDSM fan, but I’ll have to try it as it’s KA. No brainer.

$0.00 in my gift card account….. :-( Maybe the refunds don’t extend to Australians. Or maybe I’m just not one of the lucky ones.

Tessa June 21, 2016 at 6:28 PM

I think since it’s an American Lawsuit, it might affect US only. I get to wait for a check. :/

Jan130 June 21, 2016 at 6:42 PM

Yeh, maybe you’re right, Tessa. In the past I have bought some kindle books from US Amazon, but anyway, maybe not in the time frame the lawsuit applies to. Oh well. Them’s the breaks.

Some of you guys have been credited crazy amounts. What the actual heck?? I wouldn’t know what to do with such a massive credit! Maybe buy some of those very expensive ‘big name’ books I normally just wait to see whether the library will stock. And if the library doesn’t get them in, unless it’s a super-fave author, I just go without, or wait till I can get a secondhand one from AbeBooks. I resent paying stupid amounts just cause it’s a big-name author, especially when wonderful books such as KA’s are available at such reasonable prices.

Whoops. *gets down from soapbox*

Tessa June 21, 2016 at 6:59 PM

Hehehe If I had 600 like Susan, I’d buy their latest kindle. That looks so cool with the charging cover. Susan, congrats and have fun!

Maryse June 21, 2016 at 7:40 PM

OMG SUSAN!!!!!!!! Yours is the highest I’ve heard so far!!!!!

Susan wins the Amazon! LOL! :P

Maryse June 21, 2016 at 7:41 PM

Jan130… I LOVE how Kristen Ashley’s book prices have remained steady (indie or traditionally published versions).

I LOVE it.

Grey June 21, 2016 at 7:50 PM

Holy cow, you guys have been crazy chatty!! LOL! Hi all, catching up!

bev June 21, 2016 at 8:15 PM

Grey, what did you think about Jellicoe Road? Good or bite your lip bad?

bev June 21, 2016 at 8:17 PM

It has been a hard week all ready. Errands and then curl up with a book. I think Hardball or maybe Bittersweet. Something a bit easy and light.

Sofia Grey June 21, 2016 at 8:23 PM

No gift card for me :-( I feel miffed – especially since there’s so many awesome looking reads in this list! A new Cara McKenna, AND a new BT Urruela…. and more rock stars than you can shake a stick at. Great list – and thank you for the mention :-)

PS – in a quirky coincidence (coz I *know* you like those!) A picture of BT Urruela was the inspiration for my M/M BREATHING AGAIN. He is a hell of a guy :)

Lisa June 21, 2016 at 9:23 PM

Jan I have a zero gift card balance and I buy all my kindle books on US Amazon rather than AU Amazon…..(there’s more choice and even with the exchange rate theyre usually cheaper). But the lawsuit obviously doesnt apply to us.

Fun fact……the mindfulness colouring book craze has (according to the media) saved the print book industry….cos you cant colour on a Kindle.

Tasha J June 21, 2016 at 9:31 PM

I didn’t get anything either from Amazon or Nook. Although I don’t think I started E books until 2012 and I used Nook first. Anyway, I’m currently 22% into Disclaimer by Renee Knight and really loving it so far! It’s a psych thriller and I’m dying to know this secret she’s been keeping and I’m just getting to this really nail biting part! Yikes! :D So what’s everyone else reading??

bev June 21, 2016 at 9:38 PM

Me neither. Nor on nook though got tiny bit on it last time. Got a Kindle end of 2012

Man, what do you think Amys is?

Maryse June 21, 2016 at 10:02 PM

I was wondering the same thing… Amy’s is gonna be crazy.

Maryse June 21, 2016 at 10:02 PM

Sophia I LOVE that tidbit. He sure is cute! :)

bev June 21, 2016 at 11:52 PM

Reading Hardball. My first book by her though think I have others buried in tbr. I’m enjoying it yet I’m having a hard time gelling with her rhythm.
Does that make sense?
But I’m only 8% so just probably need to sync. But right now is bedtime.
Good night ladies.

R. Renee June 21, 2016 at 11:55 PM

Bev I loved Songs of Perdition by her. It’s like 3 books put together, so about 600 pages, but I didn’t even feel the length. I was hooked by the first page. I heard Hardball is harder to get into, so I skipped it.

Pia June 22, 2016 at 4:25 AM

Stephanie and Fabi – I read Anarchy Found by JA Huss in December, and I was so disappointed. I had read a few JA Huss books in October/November (Three Two One, 18 and Sexy) and I was very excited about the release of Anarchy Found. Never have I been so disappointed. Sorry to say Stephanie that in my opinion it doesn’t get better for the rest of the book :-(

Grey June 22, 2016 at 6:11 AM

Jellicoe Road was ok… I liked it ok and I can definitely see why it it a fave around here. There was no biting of my lip bad, bev LOL!

I didn’t get anything on the kindle deal either… dammit… is it the kindle or nook itself or the program, because I think I was using off brands tablets then??

Tomorrow is payday, then I’m buying myself the new Aleatha Romig from last week. I want it so bad but had a HUGE bill come in that I wasn’t expecting so I had to wait LOL!

Fabi June 22, 2016 at 6:17 AM

Pia I’d read 321 and loved it too.

bev June 22, 2016 at 6:38 AM

Got an email from B&N says it will take a few days. Probably not alot, any is good, but was on a very tight budget then and mostly bought free or 99 cent books. If I remember correctly last time it had to do with traditionally published books.

Rebecca D. June 22, 2016 at 6:45 AM

Susan just made me feel so much better about my $321! Lol!! I seriously thought my husband accidentally one clicked gift cards and I was freaking out at first. :-) It’s taking all my self-control not to immediately one-click every single book I want. Heehee

bev June 22, 2016 at 8:36 AM

R. I believe those are the ones in tbr. The Beg, Submit, etc? And they are added as a bonus to Hardball. I was wondering why it said it would take 8 hours to read.

There was one scene that made me lol. She was texting hero & auto correct happened. Hers is a lot like Amy’s.

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 8:42 AM

Bev, Songs of Perdition is older, no the same story. They’re called Kick, Use, and Break. The whole book is called Forbidden. I don’t know where “Songs of Perdition” came from now. I’m confused! Maybe that was the series name, and then when she sold it as one, she named it Forbidden.

Ela June 22, 2016 at 9:48 AM

Still nothing on Barnes & Noble…. The last time they paid out I had about $160 in credit.

Wow $600! You can practically buy a car!

Where’s Amy? I’m very curious how much she got!

bev June 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Ela, the B&N didn’t show up on gift card. Like Tessa got an email that I’ll have it in couple days. I almost deleted the email unread, lol.

Tessa June 22, 2016 at 11:47 AM

Yeah, anyone who used Google or Sony Reader gets a check later in the mail. It makes sense because the first time I got about twelve dollars in the mail by postcard-check.

Stephanie June 22, 2016 at 12:40 PM

Pia & Fabi, thanks for your thoughts. I finally just put it away (so to speak). I’ve enjoyed several of the JA Huss books I’ve read. 321, the Rook & Ronin series, the assassin series (don’t know if that’s the official series title) and they were great. This one just didn’t do it. Going to start on Ramsay by Mia Sheridan.

I was just starting out on my Kindle in 2012 so that’s probably why my credit was so small. I’d be curious to see what it would be now. The last 2 years I’ve bought over 700 books.

bev June 22, 2016 at 3:01 PM

For the cocktail loving ladies. Based on one of my favorites last year.

LisaKay June 22, 2016 at 3:54 PM

My Amazon credit was $6.00, I will take it, but compared to Susan $600…….wow just wow, how awesome for her. Has anyone read any of Lani Lynn Vale MC books, I was wondering if they are any good?

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 5:07 PM

Yay! I just saw on FB, Maryse finished Full Tilt and loved it :) I love it when something I love is loved!! Whew! That was a mouthful!

Maryse June 22, 2016 at 5:44 PM

R. Renee!! I just put two and two together with your Twitter account. LOL!!!!!!!!!! :D

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 5:45 PM

hahaha!! I’m sorry I thought you knew.

Amy June 22, 2016 at 6:44 PM


Amazon credit?!?!?!?!?!?

*goes to check Amazon gift card balance*

Jan130 June 22, 2016 at 6:46 PM

LisaKay I haven’t read any Lani Lynn Vale but would also love to hear from anyone who has. Always looking for that awesome new MC series. Sadly, there are many, many mediocre MC books out there. But some great ones, too, and don’t you just love it when you find them. I recently fell in love with Lauren Gilley’s Lean Dogs, and of course there’s Kristen Ashley’s MC books, and Jo Wylde too. Reaper’s Fire coming out in August. Can’t wait.

We were chatting about Mariana Zapata on the other thread and I have to say altho’ I loved her Kulti and Wall of Winnipeg, I just couldn’t get into her MC book Under Locke.

Fabi June 22, 2016 at 6:46 PM


Maryse June 22, 2016 at 6:48 PM

Amy’s drumroll? ;)

Amy June 22, 2016 at 6:49 PM


*throws iPad*


A zero balance???? With close to 2500 books in my library??? That’s it…time to kick a$$ and take names. Where’s my Jager and shot glass…

*takes off earrings and throws them to Maryse* Keep ‘em, mami…I’m not gonna get to wear ‘em where I’ll be taken after I’m through with my rampage…

Amy June 22, 2016 at 6:50 PM


Amy June 22, 2016 at 6:50 PM

Stupid Amazon.

Jan130 June 22, 2016 at 6:51 PM

*quickly lines up shot glasses for Amy*

Tessa June 22, 2016 at 6:52 PM

When did you start bugging ebooks from Amazon Amy?

Amy June 22, 2016 at 6:53 PM

Oh, I’m gonna bug their a$$es now alright.

Tessa June 22, 2016 at 6:53 PM

Buying not bugging

Fabi June 22, 2016 at 6:53 PM

Amy,yoy used to use Nook like I did…

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 6:54 PM

So you have to actually have a Kindle to have credits? Not a Kindle app on your phone? I’ve never used a gift card to buy a book. Is that what you have to do for an actual Kindle?

Tessa June 22, 2016 at 6:54 PM

Right. Nook is a separate gift certificate.

Fabi June 22, 2016 at 6:54 PM

You had to have bought Kindle books between 2010-2012. I started in 2013.

Tessa June 22, 2016 at 6:55 PM

R. You have to have bought a kindle ebook ( any app) before May 2012

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 6:55 PM


Amy June 22, 2016 at 6:55 PM

I started buying them in 2011 when I got my first iPad.

Then again, I didn’t start buying Amazon books like a virgin buys vibrators until I found this place so…2012?

*slumps shoulders and starts filling up Jan’s shot glasses*

Amy June 22, 2016 at 6:56 PM

I’m going to check my B&N account real quick…

Tessa June 22, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Them go look at Barnes and nobles!

Tessa June 22, 2016 at 6:58 PM

*takes a shot glass* What’s in these again?

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 6:58 PM

I’ll have what Amy’s having…

Amy June 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Jager is in ‘em!! :D

Still trying to navigate B&N website.

*takes first shot*

Jan130 June 22, 2016 at 7:03 PM

Like a virgin buys vibrators? LOL Amy. I’ll blush now when I think of my mad amazon buying patterns.

Here, try this. *slides a large Death In The Afternoon towards Amy* It’s supposedly one of the most alcoholic cocktails in the world…… ;-)

Tessa June 22, 2016 at 7:05 PM

I’ve never had jager before.

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 7:06 PM

Uh oh… Jager huh? I missed my college accounting final and had questionable relations with a questionable neighbor after a night of that stuff…

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 7:09 PM

Yes Jan!!! Ernest Hemingway’s cocktail! I served them at my Halloween party last year! They’re made with absinthe! And they’re disgusting! But effective…

Amy June 22, 2016 at 7:12 PM

*sips Death In the Afternoon drink*

Whooooo-hoooo!! Thanks Jan! :D

You’re right, Fabi…I DID use my Nook for my reading during that time. That’s when I was all crazy over the YA PNR series so I bought oodles of complete series.

Fabi June 22, 2016 at 7:14 PM

Then you might end up with a Nook credit in a day or two.

Lisa June 22, 2016 at 7:15 PM

LisaKay and Jan if you’re looking for a great MC series get into Susan Fanetti’s Signal Bend series. It rivals Lauren Gilleys series and I am just totally hooked….
There is a central couple in each book….told from their POVs but there is an ongoing story of the Horde MC that continues through the series. Best read in order for that reason or you’ll miss the gist of their ongoing feuds and battles.

Amy June 22, 2016 at 7:17 PM

YAY! Nothing on my B&N account BUT I checked my email and I will be getting a credit in the next few days! *happy dance* Not sure how much but I should be getting another email telling me in the next day or so.

Yep, I checked and I have *some* books from 2011 and 2012, but not a whole lot and I guess they don’t qualify.

*takes another shot of Jager and sips more DITA*

Caring less and less now about not getting a credit… :P

Amy June 22, 2016 at 7:18 PM

I meant I’ll be getting a credit to my B&N account.

Jan130 June 22, 2016 at 7:22 PM

A Jager AND DITA combo? Ruh-roh. I’d watch out for R.Renee’s questionable neighbour tonight Amy.

Jan130 June 22, 2016 at 7:25 PM

Thanks Lisa. I tried Signal Bend series but found the plot a bit too convoluted and gave up. I keep hearing good things about it tho’, so maybe I’ll go back and give it another try some time.

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 7:25 PM

I’d like to say that was recent, but alas…it was not. Amy’s safe from my neighbors, questionable or otherwise!

Amy June 22, 2016 at 7:27 PM

Hehe, NO ONE is safe from me tonight though. :P

Amy June 22, 2016 at 7:29 PM

OMG…R…bahahahahahahaha!!!!!! I just read your comment about college and your neighbor! Jager is fast and effective though, right? LOL!!

Tessa…Jager is Jagermeister (I’m sure you knew that) and you HAVE to try it at least once. But when I say once, I mean more than one shot of it when you DO try it. The first shot is kind of rough, but it kicks in so fast you won’t even CARE after that.

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 7:31 PM

And chase it with root beer Tessa. That’s what my mom taught me. Lol.

Amy June 22, 2016 at 7:34 PM

Ooooh, I chase mine with Sprite (or Angry Orchard…no idea why but it works) but I will have to try root beer. Or Dr. Pepper!

Tessa June 22, 2016 at 7:41 PM

Angry Orchard. I can’t drink soda of any type.

Amy June 22, 2016 at 7:42 PM

Maryse…not sure if you’ve mentioned these somewhere yet (still trying to play catch up and haven’t even tackled that crazy list up there) but…

Leftovers is 2.99, normally 7.99
How It Ends is 3.99, normally 8.99

Both are by Laura Wiess, and Leftovers is the sequel (I believe) to Such a Pretty Girl

Amy June 22, 2016 at 7:43 PM

But Tessa, Angry Orchard is yummy! Especially the Summer Honey flavor.

Is it the carbonation that you can’t drink?

Amy June 22, 2016 at 7:49 PM

Okay, last comment and then I have to finish making supper…

Tarte is having a crazy good sale, and if you use PayPal you can take an additional 20% off!!

Tessa June 22, 2016 at 7:49 PM

The acid.citric, malic, or phosphoric (that I know so far). They produce an allergic type reaction in me. I think malic acid is in juices? Either way, I can’t.

Amy June 22, 2016 at 7:50 PM

Aw man, that sucks Tessa. :(

You know what, I think I remember you mentioning that one time. It sounds VERY familiar. Damn, my memory is getting worse and worse…

Tessa June 22, 2016 at 7:51 PM

It’s the Death In the Afternoon. :D

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 7:53 PM

No way!! She wouldn’t be able to type!

Sofia Grey June 22, 2016 at 8:10 PM

Jager? Seriously? Yeuch. That stuff tastes like cough medicine!!
What happened to good old fashioned Tequila :-)

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 8:11 PM

They’ll both make you do bad things, but Jager will make you happier while you’re doing it. But yeah…gross.

Tessa June 22, 2016 at 8:13 PM

Tequila tastes nasty! Uck. It ruins good drinks.

With Death In the Afternoon, wouldn’t the champagne make it not as alcoholic?

bev June 22, 2016 at 8:14 PM

Angry Orchard?? Is it a soda?
I love honey.

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 8:15 PM

Well…I’d tell you but I don’t remember!

I’m a Texas girl. I love ice cold tequila, but I sip it. I never shoot it.

Michelle June 22, 2016 at 8:16 PM

Yey thank you for posting the credit announcement! Would have totally skimmed over the email. That was when I was using B&N. Got $68 :) Now I have to DL the Nook app again.

bev June 22, 2016 at 8:16 PM

One day I will look at Maryse ‘ s FB and she will be watching Sherlock.
One day.

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 8:16 PM

I mean about the DITA. I don’t remember what happened after that…

Tessa June 22, 2016 at 8:19 PM

Bev, Angry Orchard is a hard cider. I never had it before my FL trip, honestly. My niece ordered it and I had to try a sip. I finished hers off. :D

Amy June 22, 2016 at 8:20 PM

Hehe…don’t think I’m not going to go and buy some absinthe now. ;)

And really, ladies? Yuck on Jager? Pshh…y’all are pansies. It doesn’t taste that bad. Then again, I love black licorice so…yeah.

*holds palm up to Michelle and turns away*

Michelle June 22, 2016 at 8:21 PM

My Guardian you will be read this weekend! Right now I’m at about 70% in Beautiful Wreak by Larissa Brown and I ADORE it! Another great find Maryse that I would have missed without ya :D

Amy June 22, 2016 at 8:22 PM

Yep Bev, Angry Orchard is exactly what Tessa just said it is. There are a bunch of different flavors and they are soooooo good.

Tessa, you were able to tolerate the acid in it?? Go you!!!! :D

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 8:27 PM

I’m having a writer’s/reader’s retreat in July Amy! And I just so happen to have one of those cute little absinthe spoons! Not only can you read about little green fairies, you can become one!

Tessa June 22, 2016 at 8:31 PM

I guess there wasn’t that much in it.. Which, of course, meant that later, we bought a six pack for the hotel fridge. lol Except we got some weird cherry thing called Old Fashion that wasn’t good at all and has oranges (which is a severe allergy. Yep, still had to try it).

Amy June 22, 2016 at 8:46 PM

*slides shot of Jager and bottle of Angry Orchard over to Tessa* Now stay away from the orange drinks, m’kay? ;)

R…I can be a fairy?? MARYSE!!! We can be fairies at R’s retreat!!

MichelleS June 22, 2016 at 8:48 PM

The credit was the result of a lawsuit & credits you for certain purchases made from 2011-2012. For NYT best sellers, credits were as high as 6.50 per book. For others, 1.50. I don’t buy best sellers, so mine was the 1.50 variety x a bunch of books we were all overcharged for. If you bought a bunch of Indy books, no refund there. I wasn’t reading Indies in 2012!!! Haven’t spent a penny yet.

In a reading rut again. Looking for something that will grab me & in full avoidance mode for the many many on my Kindle!

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 8:49 PM

Bring it! It’s Texas so it will be hot but there’s food. And a slip n slide! And margaritas. And disco.

Tessa June 22, 2016 at 8:54 PM

*kicks the ground* I wanna be a fairy.

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 8:58 PM

I have the power to make that happen!

No seriously, I’ll post the flyer somehow and if anyone wants a vacay in TX this summer for the price of travel, I’m your girl!

bev June 22, 2016 at 9:01 PM

MichelleS, did you try Carry On?

Amy June 22, 2016 at 9:18 PM

*skips around Tessa and tosses glitter on her*

Go, be free and be a fairy Tessa!


LisaKay June 22, 2016 at 9:21 PM

Jan130 you are so right, I love to find great MC books. I have just finished all of Lauren Gilley, KA of course. I did just get done reading “Property Of Drex” 1&2 by C.M. Owens which was good if you haven’t tried that author yet.

Thanks Lisa for the advice, I have read Susan’s books. Please let me know if you find any more that you can think of.

Jan130 June 22, 2016 at 9:30 PM

Have you read Joanna Wylde, LisaKay? Her MC books are really good too.

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 9:37 PM

I had to add a page to my website because i’m seriously internet stupid. But if anyone’s in Texas or willing to travel, join us!

bev June 22, 2016 at 9:37 PM

Tessa drunk & running around dressed only in glitter proclaiming to all she is a fairy and free.
Wonder what will happen?

Amy June 22, 2016 at 9:40 PM

R’s old neighbor will be chasing her. *snort*

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 9:41 PM

Heck no, I’m sending him to you :)

bev June 22, 2016 at 9:42 PM

Chasing Tessa?????

Fly, Tessa. Fly.

Tessa June 22, 2016 at 9:47 PM

Why would I be only dressed in glitter? Can’t I have clothes too?

R. Renee June 22, 2016 at 9:48 PM

meh…clothes are optional.

OMG!!! Full Tilt = 5 Maryse STARS!! :) Pre-order. Right now!! with all your kindle credits!

bev June 22, 2016 at 9:59 PM

It seemed more believable.

Amy June 22, 2016 at 10:01 PM

Nope, no clothes. Only a thong. Maybe some pasties.

All the men you’ll be flying over will appreciate it.

Damn, all these weeks of not drinking as much during the school week has lowered my tolerance…but i like it!!!

Lisa June 23, 2016 at 12:21 AM

I wish I could absinthe fairy my self all the way from here to R’s Texas retreat!
Not too sure about the thong and pasties. But you go for it Amy!! We’ll cheer you on.

LisaKay June 23, 2016 at 5:58 AM

Yes Jan130 I have read Joanna Wylde, and her books are good too. Thanks for the suggestions……I really appreciate it. If I find anymore good MC books I will let you know as well.

Ela June 23, 2016 at 8:49 AM

LOVED Susan Fanetti’s Signal Bend series BUT it is very violent and graphic so listen to the warnings Susan posts at the end of the blurb!

Wow I missed a drunk Partay!!!!!!!!!!

R. Renee June 23, 2016 at 8:54 AM

Nah! It’s close enough to Friday right? Here. Have a shot, Ela…

MichelleS June 23, 2016 at 9:44 AM

Bev – I have it on loan from library, so I MUST get to it quickly. I was in the mood for something more grown up, and I understand it can be read by teens?? Anyhoo – I love her writing, so I will definitely read it soon. I started and abandoned a few and then read blurbs on Amazon to use up my credit. Not a very productive reading night. Nothing is blowing me away.

Fabi June 23, 2016 at 10:07 AM

At this point I can barely remember the last book that blew me away. I keep one-clicking and rifling through my tbr. I guess I’ve read a lot of good books – nothing great in months.

Ela June 23, 2016 at 10:12 AM

*downs 5 shots* thanks R!

Tessa June 23, 2016 at 10:28 AM

My last super great was Invision. I think that has more to do with loving the series and where it went than anything.

‘I woke up in a pool of sweat, my mind racing and my heart hammering in my chest.’
Coast by Jay McLean

Second book is still angsty.

Tessa June 23, 2016 at 11:25 AM
R. Renee June 23, 2016 at 12:00 PM

FLT: “Some seek the limelight and some hold the light in place.” – The Man I Love. I swear this book reads like poetry. It was slow starting. But I hung in there and at the 35% mark…holy crapola. I’m really glad I did. Needless to say, sleep didn’t happen last night.

Ela June 23, 2016 at 1:34 PM

OMG TESSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tessa June 23, 2016 at 2:22 PM

:) Bev seriously needs to read the fourth book.

bev June 23, 2016 at 2:29 PM

Absolutely I do. It’s like my Ace in the hole, lol.

Tessa June 23, 2016 at 3:05 PM

What an ace. It is still my favorite so far this year. Especially this one part… *grins*

Amy June 23, 2016 at 3:30 PM

WHOOP!!!! I’ve got 90.14 in B&N credit!!! :D

FLT (same as last week because RL interfered and then I got sidetracked by a YA book *snort* How old am I again? Hush, Bev :P )

“All of Allana Harrison’s stories started with a party.” ~ 1986 by Morgan Parker

Really good so far, hopefully it stays that way!

Tessa June 23, 2016 at 5:37 PM

Wooot! Congratulations Amy! Have fun with that. :)

bev June 23, 2016 at 6:38 PM

I am reading two books, so two first lines.

“If Cara ever got engaged, the first thing she’d want to do would be get naked, not sell broccoli. ”
—All I Am by Nicole Helm
“God save me from the Los Angeles Unified School District. ”
—Hardball by CD Reiss

Amy June 23, 2016 at 6:41 PM

Trust me, Tessa…I really AM having fun with it. Feelin’ all old school buying stuff on my Nook. ;)

bev June 23, 2016 at 6:43 PM

Guess I’ll have to charge my nook.

Amy June 23, 2016 at 6:48 PM

Bev…you got $100 on your Nook?

Lisa June 23, 2016 at 6:48 PM

‘Welcome to Signal Bend’.
Leave a Trail, Susan Fanetti

A completely innocuous first line which doesn’t even attempt to illustrate the kind of shock/horror/grief served up in this series. I cant sleep….just lying, with eyes as big as saucers staring at the ceiling.

bev June 23, 2016 at 6:50 PM

Yes, and I’m shocked.
I rarely bought full priced books. Always at the library.
For the most part I’d buy the sales list each month.

Amy June 23, 2016 at 6:53 PM

Lisa…I only got as far as book 1 because that series didn’t work for me, but I am soooo jealous of those of you who get to have all those feels from it! How the heck does that make any sense?

And by the way…it’s Tessa who is running around in a thong, pasties, and glitter. :P

Amy June 23, 2016 at 6:55 PM

Yay Bev!!! Wanna happy dance with me? Come on, you know you wanna.

*nudges Bev with hip and elbow*

Eh? *waggles eyebrows* Eh??

Lisa June 23, 2016 at 7:03 PM

Haahaahaa….well its definately NOT me in a thong and pasties Amy!!
And yep….there is a chapter in Show the Sun that made me have that complete physiological response….shaking hands, pounding heart rate, nausea (oh…most definately nauseated).
I am in awe of authors that can…. with word alone….make a reader FEEL so much.

Tessa June 23, 2016 at 7:11 PM

Well, at least now you’ve given me a thong and pasties. However, pasties hurt to remove, so NOPE.

Tessa June 23, 2016 at 7:11 PM

And also, Bev… congrats to you too!

Amy June 23, 2016 at 7:13 PM

And how do you KNOW pasties hurt to remove, huh? :P

Fine, no pasties.

*throws extra glitter on Tessa’s ta-ta’s*

bev June 23, 2016 at 7:15 PM

Thank you.

Amy June 23, 2016 at 7:15 PM

Lisa…I know it sounds weird (at least I know you guys here will get it though) but I wish so badly that I could have connected with the characters so I could experience all of that turmoil. :?

*shrugs* What’re you gonna do?

Tessa June 23, 2016 at 7:15 PM

A shirt! I’m wearing a shirt! lol And I know because it was my sister’s solution to a bra for her bridesmaids.

bev June 23, 2016 at 7:16 PM

Watch Sherlock.

Amy June 23, 2016 at 7:16 PM

*snicker* “Thank you” for throwing extra glitter to cover up her girls?

bev June 23, 2016 at 7:17 PM

But then how are you going to fly?

Amy June 23, 2016 at 7:18 PM

Okay Tessa, that DOES make sense.

Tessa June 23, 2016 at 7:19 PM

Shirts have to much gravity to fly?

Amy June 23, 2016 at 7:20 PM

No, they’ll hold your wings in and you need your wings to fly!

bev June 23, 2016 at 7:22 PM


Tessa June 23, 2016 at 7:26 PM

Too* And what if I cut holes in the back of my shirt for wings? Can I fly then?

bev June 23, 2016 at 7:28 PM

I don’t know.
Can you?

Tessa June 23, 2016 at 7:31 PM

If I get fairy wings, yes!

R. Renee June 23, 2016 at 7:32 PM

You guys are much crazier tonight than you were last night with all the absinthe and Jager…

Amy June 23, 2016 at 7:39 PM

*tosses glitter on R*

Tessa June 23, 2016 at 7:42 PM

R, now you are a fairy! Yeah!

R. Renee June 23, 2016 at 7:44 PM

Ok. Hand over the Absinthe. You’re not fooling anybody anymore.

Fabi June 23, 2016 at 7:46 PM

Amy, did B&N just add a GC to your account?

Tessa June 23, 2016 at 7:51 PM

Ha! I wasn’t even drinking yesterday. Someone just promised me fairy powers, and now… You are a fairy too!

bev June 23, 2016 at 7:53 PM

Amy is just happy.

bev June 23, 2016 at 7:53 PM

Amy what YA book fid you read.

Amy June 23, 2016 at 8:37 PM

*cradles absinthe and turns away*

Nope. Not handing any liquor over. NEVER handing any liquor over. Unless it’s to share. And I don’t think you want to share right now. So this here absinthe is staying safe in my bosom for the time being.

Come on, Tessa…dance and skip around R while I throw more glitter on her!! :P We’re ALL fairies tonight! Hey, where’s Maryse? She is the fairy-est of us all! *snort*

Amy June 23, 2016 at 8:42 PM

Fabi…I’m pretty sure they just credited my account, kind of like when you load a gift card. I just received the email earlier today with the total amount but I haven’t checked my B&N account yet. Give me a sec and I’ll check.

Bev, it was Who I Kissed by Janet Gurtler. It didn’t rock my world or anything, but it was emotional and heartbreaking and put a lump in my throat MANY times, and it kept my attention clear ’til the end.

bev June 23, 2016 at 8:58 PM

See, i didn’t have another email but checked my nook account and there it was. Funny cause checked this afternoon and it wasnt.
I really don’t think it was this high last time.

Fabi June 23, 2016 at 8:58 PM

“THE FIST comes toward me in slow motion like some fucked-up cartoon, slamming into my jaw and knocking me sideways.” Out of Nowhere by Roan Parrish

I have high hopes for this one!

R. Renee June 23, 2016 at 8:59 PM

When can Tessa stop circling me? I’m super dizzy and I have glitter in my eye!

bev June 23, 2016 at 9:01 PM

MichelleS, Cara McKenna ‘ s new one is getting some very good buzz. Maybe it’d work for you.
Hate the slump.

Amy June 23, 2016 at 9:02 PM

Fabi…I checked my account and it shows a credit of 90.14. :D Time to do some shopping!

Bev…I got the email earlier today so that’s how I knew the amount. What do you mean by “this high last time”?

Fabi June 23, 2016 at 9:02 PM

LOL R. someone’s getting grumpy and needs a nap

Amy June 23, 2016 at 9:03 PM

*giggle* Do you need an absinthe flush for your eye, R? :P

R. Renee June 23, 2016 at 9:04 PM

Considering how late I stayed up with that book last night… Maybe you’re right…

bev June 23, 2016 at 9:04 PM

This happened before, or maybe it is the same lawsuit. But they had to do a payout, at least Nook did.

Fabi June 23, 2016 at 9:04 PM

I guess I don’t know what part of your account you’re checking. I have GC area (no GC listed) and a Payment Options area with my CC. *shrug*

R. Renee June 23, 2016 at 9:05 PM

Does that work the same as the vodka eyedrops all the kids are doing? Asking for a friend…

bev June 23, 2016 at 9:07 PM

I signed into my account. I clicked gc and has amount and to activate I need to buy a book. But mine just came today & I think some got theirs yesterday so might still come.

bev June 23, 2016 at 9:08 PM

Vodka in your eye. Why?

Amy June 23, 2016 at 9:12 PM

Oh man, I’ve heard of teenagers doing that! Bev, google vodka eyeballing. It’s freaking scary what kids these days get up to. :?

Fabi, go to My Account—->Gift Cards—->Manage Gift Cards & Credits for Nook Content

Also, if I remember correctly you can load GC directly onto your Nook so there is the option to check your balance right on the Nook as well. I have to fire mine up so I can check.

Amy June 23, 2016 at 9:13 PM

And Nook had to pay out some money before? Hey, at least this time you got a nice chunk to spend. ;)

R. Renee June 23, 2016 at 9:15 PM

Kids do some crazy stuff. I hear all about it from my teenager.

bev June 23, 2016 at 9:20 PM

I believe kindle too. It was like 2 years ago. Do you ladies remember that? And this one is Apple paying out their settlement.

Amy June 24, 2016 at 12:04 AM

Holy moly…1986 just took a crazy-a$$ turn. Seriously…my tummy is twisting up. See why I kept hold of the absinthe? I NEED it right now!

I am SO glad I went in blind aside from the blurb.

Ela June 24, 2016 at 8:41 AM

Holy BATMAN!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM LOOKING AT Total Gift Cards: $276.54

Grey June 24, 2016 at 9:41 AM

Holy sh*t, I have been MIA for a few days, sick as a dog. Literally just read Amy’s rant about Amazon and about died reading it… legit. almost died coughing laughing so hard. Thank Amy, I love you girl. Everyone should read this at 1030 am.

And R. Renee… questionable relations with questionable neighbors… I’m totes stealing that line and using it in my next story, just so you know… I’ll credit you in the acknowledgements but that’s awesome!

You guys are awesome, I luffs you all! Of course, now I have the disturbing urge to drink in the early morning hours, but it can’t be helped I suppose…

I have no idea what my nook log-in is, I haven’t used it in 4 years… I dont even remember what email i was using then, I have gift card envy in a huge way, it’s like penis envy… but bigger…

R. Renee June 24, 2016 at 9:46 AM

Ha Grey, it’s all yours! And I’m a big proponent of early drinking! I mean, it is Friday after all! As I sit here with my virgin diet coke :(

Hope you’re feeling better!

Tessa June 24, 2016 at 10:13 AM

Hehehe Penis envy, but bigger. *grins* I’m going through the same thing. I’ll get a check, but who knows when? I’d prefer a huge chunk of change on my Amazon account. :)

Maryse June 24, 2016 at 10:29 AM

Okay Amy.. is this a Marmy book? I think it’s a Marmy book.

Maryse June 24, 2016 at 10:46 AM

bev and MichelleS…

I love everything I’ve ever read by Cara McKenna (although this “threesome” series throws me a bit – but I haven’t actually read it yet). That said, NOBODY writes steam like Cara. YUM!

Maryse June 24, 2016 at 10:47 AM

R. Renee… the doctor says you’re not supposed to get glitter in your eye!!!

R. Renee June 24, 2016 at 10:51 AM

It’s cool. Everything’s prettier now :)

Ela June 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Maryse! Have you ever tried Opal Carew?

Maryse June 24, 2016 at 11:18 AM

LOL!!!!! bev you crack me up! I’m backtracking through the glitter fairies and the eager-absinthe fest sipping my caramel martinis. The girls are a-spinning, sprinkling fairy dust, and bev is all…

“Watch Sherlock.”

Yep. That was the funniest post yet!!! *snort* :P

Maryse June 24, 2016 at 11:21 AM

R. Renee I KNOW!!!!! I love that entire trilogy and each book gets better and better. And I too (as beautifully written as it was) hovered in the first 30% wondering if I’d continue or not, but yep. And it only gets better from here, my friend.

Maryse June 24, 2016 at 11:33 AM

One day bev…. one day.

Maryse June 24, 2016 at 11:38 AM

Not a single one yet, Ela. Have you?

Maryse June 24, 2016 at 11:42 AM

LOL!!! Amy went all bad-ass and called me Mami.

That makes me a bad-ass too, doesn’t it? Right? RIGHT?

*ohhhhh sparkly. I love hoop earrings…. MINE*

Ela June 24, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Oh Maryse! I have! Several in fact *blushes*… that’s some HAWT smut!

R. Renee June 24, 2016 at 12:18 PM

Thanks Maryse! That’s good to know. I was worried that when the dust settled if it would taper off. But as of now I’m still in sob mode.

Amy June 24, 2016 at 4:13 PM

Hmmmm…is it a Marmy book…I would say 1986 is a Marmy book. Not a OMG-you-have-to-read-this-NOW Marmy book, but a book you should add to your short list.

I’ll *try* to sum it up quickly and without giving anything away…the writing was pretty good, nothing spectacular but I am more forgiving with male authors writing a female MC. (I am MUCH harder on female authors for whatever reason. Don’t ask ’cause I don’t know why) There were some “huh?” moments that could have been clarified a bit better, and there were some typos which weren’t a big deal at first but were much more frequent in the last one-third of the book. That aside, this isn’t a steamy cheating book like Arsen or Thoughtless…she jumps into the affair right away (no insta-love though), but it is actually believable because she had a history of jumping right into unhealthy relationships with guys before she was married after an emotionally traumatic experience in high school (not rape, so no triggers).

What makes it a Marmy book is the TURN it takes. There were several times where I was thinking “WTF is going on?!?” right along with her, and even *I* didn’t know who she should believe or what she should do. It’s not a mindf&%k, and it’s not a thriller, but given the setting of being in 1986 Ukraine (I love books set in times before cell phones and internet) with the whole KGB fear and being an American who is at risk over there, it was definitely a tummy-twister with a nice punch to the chest when everything is realized. And the ending and epilogue…GAH, bittersweet!

Amy June 24, 2016 at 4:16 PM

And yes, Maryse…you are our glitter-covered, pink-lovin’ badass Mami. ;)

Ela June 24, 2016 at 4:34 PM

Amy! I need spoilers, please! I won’t be reading it yet I’m a tad curious. Send me something on GR if you have the time, please.

Amy June 24, 2016 at 4:38 PM

Aw man, Ela…do you KNOW how much that is going to kill me to give you a spoiler? Why don’t you want to read it??

I should really just make you read it. :P

(But I’ll be nice and send you a message shortly ;) )

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