Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – June 30th 2015

by Maryse on June 30, 2015 · 121 comments

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<— *squeeeee!!!* Not only is it a a new biker/MC book, but it’s by THE Kristen Ashley herself! And that’s not the only big release today. We have a new angsty-romance sounding one by Abbi Glines, Laura Kaye, Jill Shalvis, Susan Mallery and so many more of our favorites!

SOME ADD-ONS!!! (Wednesday July 1st 2015 UPDATE):

  • On The Ropes (Tapped Out Book 3) by Cari Quinn <— MMA FIGHTER!! Eeeeeee!!!! I love the sounds of this one! And it’s over 300 pages. I gotta look into this series! :D  He’s  champion fighter and he comes across the biggest fight of his life when he meets HER… “Carly Anderson is living a double life. A culinary student by day and a dancer by dark, Carly spends her nights in a cage of her own choosing. Flirting with danger is the only thing that dulls the pain from her past. When she catches the eye of the wrong men, it’ll take the right one to save her. If Giovanni doesn’t break her—and himself—in the process…
  • Tyed by L.J. Shen <— ANOTHER MMA FIGHTER ALERT!! She’s an underachiever college student and HE is an MMA champion.. “…and the hottest guy in the Bay Area, wants something from Blaire. But Ty has a secret. And Blaire can barely even handle his truths.
  • Perfectly Reckless by Megan Hart <—- MEGAN HART ALERT!! She’s one of my FAVORITE authors, so intense in her amazing writing, and somewhat unconventional with her “contemporary” love stories. And this one is just over 200 pages and SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED!!! PLUS!!!! This BLURB is pure Megan Hart!! “…about love, lust, loss and rediscovery between two people who should never have fallen in love…or out of it.”
  • Illusive (Storm MC #5) by Nina Levine <— pre-order for August 2015!
  • Reap: A Scarred Souls Novel by Tillie Cole <— new pre-order for November 2015 and this sounds CA-RAZY!!!
  • Beautiful Boss (BEAUTIFUL SERIES) by Christina Lauren <— pre-order for February 2016

My own mini-highlights reel? These blurbs had me rubbing my hands together in glee! Angels & Whiskey (not a new release but super-bargain priced right now, and she’s pregnant and abused…), Ride Steady (of course!!! Bad-ass biker comes to her roadside rescue), Violent Things (MAFIA BAD GUYS and I’m getting ready to read this series ASAP, and this is a brand new release in it), Outlaw’s Bride (she had an outlaw’s baby, and he doesn’t know… Eeeeep!!) and THIS ONE BIG TIME —> Right Next Door (her ex-fiance that broke her heart finally comes back… but he’s married and she’s got a brand new neighbor…)!

:D AND!!! AND!!! In case you missed it, don’t forget to check out yesterday’s “earlybird releases” list ’cause it’s got some serious GREAT LOOKING ones on it —> Eight of today’s earlybird book releases + a few of tomorrow’s pre-orders!!

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

AUDIOBOOK RELEASES PLUS check out the free audible trial + 2 free ebooks deal ————->

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!
  1. Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley
  2. A New Hope by Robyn Carr
  3. Kiss Me: Fool’s Gold, Book 17 by Susan Mallery
  4. When You’re Back: A Rosemary Beach Novel by Abbi Glines
  5. Hard to Let Go: A Hard Ink Novel by Laura Kaye
  6. The Silenced by Heather Graham
  7. Searching for Always by Jennifer Probst
  8. Minutes to Kill by Melinda Leigh
  9. Second Chance Summer: Cedar Ridge, Book 1 by Jill Shalvis
  10. In Plain Sight: Sisterhood, Book 25 by Fern Michaels
  11. Untamed by Diana Palmer
  12. Bound (Forbidden Series) (Volume 1) by Melody Anne



  1. Blood Trinity: Book 1 in the Belador Series (The Beladors) by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love <— I LOVE Sherrilyn Kenyon and this one is on super sale!!
  2. Uncaged Love: The Boxed Set by JJ Knight <— FIGHTER ALERT BUNDLED SERIES at a bargain price!
  3. Tamed (Torn Series Book 5) by K.A. Robinson <— on super-sale!!! “I thought my greatest mistake would be falling in love with him.  I was wrong. My greatest mistake is much, much worse. I’ve lost control. I have a secret I can’t hide. It’s going to destroy everything…
  4. Eight Minutes by <— SOUNDS CREEPY ALERT!! Her husband dies for 8 minutes while she’s in labor, and three years later she realizes that someone (that she thought was just an imaginary friend) has come “back” with her son… “Torn between protecting her child and keeping the peace with her husband, Shelly desperately searches for a way to finally put John Robberson out of their lives.
  5. Dare to Touch (Dare to Love Book 5) by Carly Phillips <— on SUPER-SALE!
  6. Secret Worlds by a ton of authors!! AND it’s super-bargain priced AND *COMPLETE, FULL-LENGTH BOOKS! NO CLIFFHANGERS!*
  7. The Color Purple by Alice Walker <— SUPER MEGA CRAZY PRICE FIND and a few days ago when I saw it, I thought, “Hrmmm… is this price a mistake? That is THE ODDEST price I’ve ever seen on Amazon for an ebook.” And it’s STILL that price!!!
  8. Angels & Whiskey (Saddles & Racks Book 1) <— SHE’S PREGNANT AND ABUSED AND HE WANTS TO SAVE HER... Super-bargain and sounds so angsty and tumultuous!! “By all appearances, Autumn Jones has the perfect life. Her husband, Richard, is a loving man who wants to be a father to her unborn children. But Autumn knows the truth. Richard has a controlling, dark side that leaves nothing to chance, especially Autumn. He’ll stop at nothing to make her the trophy wife he wants her to be. When Autumn bumps into Gabe, he consumes her every thought, but she can’t act on her feelings. She’s married to a dark man she can never leave.
  9. The Man I Love by Suanne Laqueur <— Bargain priced Claudia just found us this one, and it sounds AMAZING!!! It’s one from last year, and sounds romantic and tragic, and heartbreaking and crazy-downward-spiraley and WOW. I gotta read this! She says: “I’m reading “The man I love ” by Suanne Laqueur, I am so hooked!! Very good writing. So good..can’t stop reading.” and Jennifer agrees: “I read the blurb and wasn’t drawn to it but decided to give it a try after seeing the ratings. Unbelievably descriptive and beautiful writing. I was blown away. Wow!
  10. Bliss Series Boxed Set: The Whole Damn Harem by BJ Harvey <— SERIES BUNDLE!



  1. When You’re Back: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Series Book 12) by Abbi Glines <— LOVE TRIANGLE ALERT! This couple is happy… but now an extra man wants her, and an extra woman wants him. EEP! “As the competition for Mase and Reese’s hearts heats up, Reese’s past begins to unravel, illuminating shocking truths that will forever change the lives of the happy couple—and set the final stories of Rosemary Beach in motion.
  2. Ride Steady (Chaos) by Kristen Ashley <— KRISTEN ASHLEY BIKER BOOK ALERT!!!! ‘Nuff said. ;) But I’m gonna say more ’cause I JUST LOVE when a sexy bad-ass biker comes to the rescue… “Now a struggling, single mom and stranded by a flat tire, Carissa’s pondering her mistakes when a vaguely familiar knight rides to her rescue on a ton of horsepower…
  3. Second Chance Summer (Cedar Ridge Book 1) by Jill Shalvis <— FIREFIGHTER, rescue worker, and heartbreaker bad boy alert!!!
  4. To Tempt a SEAL (Entangled Brazen) (Sin City SEALs) by Sara Jane Stone
  5. Protector for Hire (Entangled Lovestruck) (Front and Center) by Tawna Fenske
  6. Bridesmaid Blues (Entangled Lovestruck) (Wedding Favors) by Boone Brux
  7. Insider (Exodus End World Tour Book 1) by Olivia Cunning <— ROCK STAR ALERT! She’s writing an interactive biography of this band, so she’s on tour with them… “…but how will she ever gain the trust of four veteran superstars who’ve been burned by the media before?”
  8. Neighbors With Benefits (Entangled Lovestruck) (Anderson Brothers) by Marissa Clarke
  9. The Perfect Bargain (Entangled Lovestruck) (How to Marry a Highlander) by Jessa McAdams
  10. Sweet Sinful Nights by Lauren Blakely <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!!Shannon Paige has hardened her heart to the man she was once engaged to be married to. After the way he left, and after the hell she’s been through with her checkered family, there’s no way she’s letting him into her life again. The problem is, the second she sees him, he’s more handsome and charming than before…
  11. Miss Match by Laurelin McGee
  12. Violent Things (Chaos & Ruin Book 1) by Callie Hart <— BLOOD & ROSES/ZETH FANS!!
  13. RUSH (City Lights: New York City Book 3) by Emma Scott
  14. A Promise of Forever (A Tallgrass Novel Book 1) by Marilyn Pappano
  15. Exit Strategy: An EXIT Inc. Thriller (EXIT Inc. Thrillers Book 1) by Lena Diaz <— “When Sabrina Hightower awakens to the sound of an intruder, she figures he’s there to rob her, murder her— or worse. She doesn’t expect to be carried off by a muscle-bound stud with male-model good looks . . . or that he came to rescue her.
  16. Searching for Always (Searching For series Book 4) by Jennifer Probst <— BAD BOY POLICE OFFICER ALERT! She’s a yoga/anger management counselor and… “…when police officer Stone Petty—radiating masculinity and bad-boy attitude—is sent to her for mandatory lessons in cooling off when the job gets too hot, Arilyn vows to ignore his seductive glances and sexy grin...”
  17. Summer at the Shore (Seashell Bay) by V.K. Sykes
  18. Hard to Let Go: A Hard Ink Novel by Laura Kaye <— BAD BOY MILITARY MEN and danger ALERT! ”Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo shop following a bad break-up–and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever. Worse, Kat’s brothers are at war with the criminals her office is investigating…”
  19. A New Hope (Thunder Point series) by Robyn Carr
  20. All It Takes by Sadie Munroe <— Having lived her childhood in the foster system… and when her hoarder mother dies and she has to go and clean it up and… “…he’s stuck in Avenue until his parole ends, and no one, not even his own parents, wants anything to do with him. Nearly out of money and completely out of options, Ash takes the only job he can, helping Star haul stuff out of her mother’s house.”
  21. In Plain Sight (Sisterhood) by Fern Michaels
  22. Minutes to Kill (Scarlet Falls) by Melinda Leigh
  23. Wind Chime Wedding (A Wind Chime Novel Book 2) by Sophie Moss
  24. The Travis Family Series, Books 1-3: Blue-Eyed Devil, Smooth Taking Stranger and Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas <— SOME HUGE FAVORITES IN THIS BUNDLE ALERT!!
  25. Just in Time (Escape to New Zealand Book 8) by Rosalind James
  26. The Devil Wears Spurs: A Texas Kings Novel by Soraya Lane
  27. Outlaw’s Bride: Grizzlies MC Romance (Outlaw Love) by Nicole Snow <— BIKER BOOK & I HAD AN OUTLAW’S BABY AND KEPT IT A SECRET ALERT!! “He’s going to kill me when he finds out. I should’ve left Roman behind after our unforgettable fling two summers ago. I wasn’t supposed to end up having his kid, always looking over my shoulder for the last man in the world meant to be a father.
  28. Deep Domination (Bought by the Billionaire Book 2) by Lili Valente
  29. Thuggz Valentine by Wahida Clark
  30. Goal Line (The Dartmouth Cobras Book 7) by Bianca Sommerland
  31. Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive (Submissive’s Wish Book 3) by Ann Mayburn <— MAFIA ROMANCE ALERT!The last thing she expected was to fall in love with a handsome, mysterious, and sometimes scary man who was well known for his sexual appetite, but rejected her attempts to seduce him…
  32. Heavy Secrets by Elle Aycart
  33. SEAL’s Code: Bad Boys of SEAL Team 3, Book 3 (SEAL Brotherhood 10) by Sharon Hamilton
  34. Forged in Fire (Homefront Book 4) by Jessica Scott
  35. Priest: A Love Story by Sierra Simone <— FORBIDDEN TABOO ALERT and that title says it all. ;) Ryn read it and says: “I really enjoyed it! It was on the lighter end of the scale in terms of forbidden, but still a bloody good :)
  36. You Can’t Escape by Nancy Bush
  37. Hope Harbor: A Novel by Irene Hannon
  38. Gone without a Trace (Logan Point Book #3): A Novel by Patricia Bradley
  39. Indulgence: A Million Words of Romance by Audrey Carlan, Deanndra Hall, Liz Crowe, Sharon Hamilton, Nina Levine, Cynthia Sax, Amity Cross, Skye Callahan, Cat Mason, JM Witt, Theresa Troutman, Sandy Sullivan, Laura Harner, Jamie Salisbury, Kelley Grealis
  40. Refining Fire (Brides of Seattle Book #2) by Tracie Peterson
  41. Spurred (Studs in Spurs) by Cat Johnson <— BULL RIDER ALERT!!! “Showing the owner of the pro-tour’s biggest sponsor around town during an event seems simple enough. Until he finds himself all tied up–literally–with a newly divorced, insanely rich cougar. Worse, once CeCe Cole gets her hooks into him, Aaron can’t even look at the woman he’s really attracted to–her media manager, Jill Malone–without getting the older woman’s panties in a wad…
  42. Breaking Clear (Full Hearts Series Book 3) by MJ Summers
  43. Inevitable (Key West Series Book 2) by C.A. Harms
  44. Road to Passion (Dogs of Fire Book 4) by Piper Davenport
  45. Kiss Me (Fool’s Gold series) by Susan Mallery <— LATEST RELEASE IN THIS SUPER-POPULAR SERIES!!
  46. A Real Cowboy Never Says No (Wyoming Rebels) by Stephanie Rowe
  47. Christina (Daughters Series, #1) by Leanne Davis
  48. Red Carpet Kiss by Melissa Brown
  49. OtherSide Of Fear (Outside The Ropes Book 3) by Ashley Claudy
  50. Her Hometown Hero (Unexpected Heroes series Book 2) by Melody Anne
  51. Behind Closed Doors (Browerton University) by A.J. Truman <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  52. One Night by Lorhainne Eckhart
  53. Simply Irresistible (House of Pleasure) by Kate Pearce
  54. The Red Thread: A Love Story by Nicholas Jose
  55. Hard Ride: A Ready to Ride Novel by Opal Carew
  56. Right Next Door by A.J. Pryor <— SOUNDS ROMANTICALLY ANGSTY/THANK GOODNESS FOR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS ALERT!!! ;)…the sudden illness of her father causes her to put that future on hold, and her soon-to-be husband leaves, with nothing but a promise that one day he’ll return. Now, five years later, he’s kept that promise. There’s only one problem . . . he’s already married. Crushed twice by the same man, Addison needs a distraction, someone to get her back on her feet and mend her broken heart. As luck would have it, Damian Walker has just moved in next door…
  57. The Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S. Grey
  58. Sins of My Father (Black Brothers Series Book 1) by Lisa Cardiff
  59. Sex Becomes Her by Regina Cole
  60. Simply Mad (Girls of Wonder Lane Book 1) by Christina Coryell
  61. Four Days (Playhouse Series Book 2) by Fanny Lee Savage
  62. Uncovering Love by Kacey Shea
  63. Into Pieces (Shattered Hearts Book 2) by Nicole Banks
  64. Crush by Michele Grant, Lutishia Lovely, Cydney Fax
  65. Power Play (Risky Business Book 1) by Tiffany Snow <— TIFFANY SNOW ALERT!! SHE’S IN LOVE WITH HER RICH BOSS… and the bad-boy cop is in love with her!Sage Reese lives for her job. More precisely, she lives for her debonair boss, Parker Andersen. Sage handles everything for Parker, even as she fantasizes about the one thing that isn’t in her job description: him. But when a high-stakes account crosses the line from shady to deadly, a tough cop starts giving Sage the attention she wishes Parker would . . .
  66. Dreams Deferred (Brooks Sisters Dreams Series Book 2) by by L.J. Taylor <— SOUNDS CRAZY!! She’s out of prison, over bad boys (her ex is the reason she ends up there), raising her son as a single mother and falling in love again, until her ex finds out about their son and sues for custody, forcing her to testify against him…
  67. Running from Love (Eligible Billionaires Book 5) by Maggie Marr
  68. Goin’ Out Solo: A Backstage Pass Novella by Dani Wade
  69. Breaking All My Rules by Trice Hickman
  70. Body Lock by Kimmie Easley
  71. The Scent of Lavender by Margot S. Baumann
  72. Fling: New Adult Box Set by Kathleen Rowland, Tina Gayle, L. Kirk, Michele Barrow-Belisle, Elena Dillion, Tracy Reed, Geralyn Corcillo
  73. All Falls Down by Honey
  74. Chasing Gracie by Emily R Pearson
  75. Once Upon a Cowboy: A Whisper Creek Novel by Maggie McGinnis <— SEXY COWBOY ALERT!…when she travels to the Whisper Creek dude ranch for a friend’s wedding, Jess is enchanted by a cowboy whose deep blue eyes, dimpled smile, and rock-hard body make it tough to remember why she keeps running scared.
  76. Infinite Possibilities Seduction by Dawn White, Paige Matthews, Erin Maxwell, Stacey Floersheim, Rachel A. Olson, Lisa Logue, Katie Mayo-Jackson
  77. Her Sweetest Revenge by Saundra
  78. Lily Roar (Red Wolves Motorcycle Club) by Beth D. Carter
  79. Duty, Honor, Love (Toronto’s Elite Book 1) by Angela S. Stone
  80. Sugar Dust (Slippers & Chains Book 1) by Raven ShadowHawk <— D/s ALERT! “She treasures the freedom in the act of submission and wants nothing more than to share it with her Master for as long as possible. Why then, does he insist on bringing other women into their bed? And why can’t he say he loves her?”
  81. Deceptive Cadence by Katie Hamstead



  1. Burned by Darkness (Dragons of Eternity Book 1) by Alexandra Ivy
  2. Romancing the Wolf by Heather Long, Melissa Schroeder, Rebecca Royce, Brandy Walker, Saranna DeWylde, Jennifer Kacey, Virginia Nelson, Desiree Holt, Cara Carnes, Gayle Donnelly
  3. Dragon Wars: A BBW Shifter Romance (Seeking Her Mates Book 5) by Carina Wilder
  4. Secret Of The Rose (Legacy Of Magick Series, Book 2) by Ellen Dugan
  5. Wolf Next Door (Wolves of Willow Bend) by Heather Long
  6. Eternal (Dragon Wars Book 2) by Rebecca Royce
  7. Soul Scorched: A Dark Kings Novel by Donna Grant
  8. Undying Hunger (Entangled Select Otherworld) (The Enclave Series) by Jessica Lee
  9. Wolves of Black Pine (The Wolfkin Saga Book 1) by SJ Himes
  10. Fallback (The Dead Survive Book 2) by Lori Whitwam
  11. Harley-Awakening by Claudy Conn
  12. Book of Love by Julia Talbot
  13. Pirate’s Woman by Paige Tyler
  14. Redemption (The Rending Book 1) by Cara Carnes
  15. Heat of the Moment (Sisters of the Craft) by Lori Handeland
  16. Dark Wolf (Dark Wolf Series Book 3) by Dena Christy
  17. Angel Lover (Entangled Select Otherworld) (Angel Assassins) by Tricia Skinner


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bev June 30, 2015 at 11:30 AM

MichelleS & Lee, 15% into Ride Steady. Have to put it down for a bit. But was trying to control my dopey smile so didn’t worry my fellow commuters.
Travis reaction to Joker? Too cute. Amy’s ovaries would explode.

Tessa June 30, 2015 at 12:04 PM

Okay, not until August, but a book that’s now up for pre-order is Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews. *squees* It’s releases Aug. 4, which just makes it one of the best birthday gifts ever! *happy dance*

Tracy June 30, 2015 at 12:16 PM

I will definitely grabbing Violent Things! Love love Zeth.

Lee June 30, 2015 at 12:25 PM

eeeeeeeeeek… how can i share an image in here?? someone teach me.. because yall NEED to see my kindle.. I have TWO Ride Steady o.O still dont know how that happened.. BHAHAH !!

Bev im 10% in! so we are not too far apart…

MichelleS June 30, 2015 at 12:26 PM

Ride Steady, Ride Steady, Ride Steady….. YAY!!!! “steady, butterfly”…. OMG

Georgia June 30, 2015 at 12:40 PM

Ooh my … Kristen Ashley and Laura Kaye. and I saw quite a few others. I’m never going to leave the house. Thanks Maryse as always for these wonderful lists. Your simply the BEST !

Linda June 30, 2015 at 1:09 PM

I’ve said it before and I’ll repeat again life is so hard on Tuesday!!! Too many choices!!! Xoxox. Steady.

Maryse June 30, 2015 at 1:24 PM

oh YAY bev I love the sound of that!!!! God I love KA!!!

Maryse June 30, 2015 at 1:25 PM

My pleasure Georgia!!! I know exactly how you feel. :P

Maryse June 30, 2015 at 1:25 PM

Yep Steady is my big one today! :D

Niki June 30, 2015 at 1:32 PM

Yay for Ride Steady!!! That will be my next read for sure!!! Finishing up the first in the Covenant series..Thanks Amy :)

Tessa, I’m so excited to read Magic Shifts!!! I haven’t read the one before that because I was saving it until it got closer to Magic Shifts release!! So double yay for me ;)

Tessa June 30, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Yeah! You should read the one prior. It changed EVERYTHING! Don’t read the blurb to Shifts before you read it, because the blurb alone gives spoilers. So glad another person loves those books. :D

Grey June 30, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Alright, I’m ready to collect on some of the KA *peanuts*. I don’t think I’ve ever read any of her work before, but you all seem to love her, so I am sure that I will too!

So, a quick couple of questions, is this part of a series? Is there something I should read of hers first?

Thanks as always for being amazing!

Jean June 30, 2015 at 3:05 PM

I was wondering the same thing about Ride Steady…. part of a series? I know Bev and MichelleS are thrilled with this one today!

So, that cover of Priest…..”Holy” Hotness!!!!!!

Angels & Whiskey, The Man I Love, and Right Next Door are looking good to me. And anxious for The Trouble With Paper Planes…… thanks to Fabi for bringing that book to my attention a couple weeks ago!!

bev June 30, 2015 at 3:07 PM

MichelleS & Lee you have probably passed me. Just picking up again for lunch.

The does Joker like pie had me laughing. Girl had guts to do that.

fabi June 30, 2015 at 3:08 PM

Oh! Is The Trouble with Paper Planes out? I just finished Daimon, so I may sneak it in before Half-Blood.

Amy June 30, 2015 at 3:08 PM

“Amy’s ovaries would explode.” <——- LOL!! OMG, I luffs ya Bev. ;)

Okay, Right Next Door sounds great! And Outlaw's Bride sounds like one I read a while back (I'll have to look up the title) where she ran from her MC family (her dad was the prez) while pregnant by one of the MC guys and married a rich, abusive man, then she came back and whoooooaaaaa was the MC baby daddy in trouble!! *hee hee*

And you're welcome, Niki! That series gets better and better with each book. Not kidding. ;)

Amy June 30, 2015 at 3:10 PM

Maryse has a steady big one today… *snort!!*


Jean June 30, 2015 at 3:16 PM

Blahahaha Amy! I just fell off my chair laughing!!

Fabi, Paper Planes releases July 14th!

Jean June 30, 2015 at 3:21 PM

That Boy by Jillian Dodd is free today. I think I remember someone here liking this series!

Sadie Munroe June 30, 2015 at 3:40 PM

Thank you so much for including my book ALL IT TAKES in your list!

<3 Sadie

Laura June 30, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Oh Amy ur thinking of craving constellation!! I love that whole series maybe that’s why outlaws bride look goodie gum drops!
I can’t believe u are all reading ride steady I stupidly started a series and of course in true Laura fashion you have all probably read it but I haven’t and ones I start I must read them all before I can read ride steady man so angry with myself!!
Anyhoo in reading the Riley jenson series by keri Arthur have u all read it? It’s quite Anita blakeish before the weird sexathons came into play but really good!

Fabi June 30, 2015 at 4:13 PM

Jean I picked That Boy up thinking it sounded familiar too.

Tessa June 30, 2015 at 4:46 PM

Laura, I do want to read all of the Riley Jenson series, but I’ve only read the first one so far. I’ve read the Angel series by her, but only the first three or four books, and got lost as to where I was. What I’ve read so far, I really liked. If I remember, I got exhausted because she writes so fast, I was having to get it like once every other month and they are full books. Then, I finally got them, and couldn’t remember where I left off. lol

Laura June 30, 2015 at 5:14 PM

It’s really good tessa the story all follows on from the last book and from pieces here and there there’s good stuff to come I find it a bit more believable, real even than the Anita Blake books and yes she has sex a lot but the author does go into it every time or make it crazy long winded it’s more about the story than the sex the story is really good it’s all kickass and the other characters are great

Laura June 30, 2015 at 5:15 PM

Doesn’t not does!

Tessa June 30, 2015 at 5:26 PM

I don’t mind sex. The only reason it made me upset with the Anita Blake series is the excess didn’t fit her personality. :D I’ll have to look into going past the first book. At least I know where I’m at in the series! I adore a good paranormal.

bev June 30, 2015 at 5:28 PM

“Weird sexathons”, lol. Those books used to be so very good. But then it turned into fifty pages of lets talk about sex, twenty pages of sex, stop to talk about it for another fifty,finish, then a hundred pages of all the angst they feel for having sex.

Tessa June 30, 2015 at 5:34 PM

Yes! And if you are having that much sex, after a while, don’t you think she’d just accept that she’s going to? Though, I like the Merry Gentry series. Yes, steam, but no recriminations. Just “Hey, I’m a Fae and I like sex!” The personality fit better. Also, outside of it, the politics and story is not interrupted by it. It just fits in.

bev June 30, 2015 at 6:02 PM

No, didnt fit her personality at all. Or the fit the books, not how they were first set up. Merry Gentry is erotica, to me, and thats fine. Thats what it was set up as. But Anita was UF with some elements of horror. And hate how Richard turned out. I get why he didnt want to be a part of it all, but he is written as a bad guy for it. Doesn’t feel true. Oh, well I dont think she will ever change it back.

Amy June 30, 2015 at 6:52 PM

*giggles and helps Jean back in her chair*

I remember reading That Boy a while back, and I don’t remember much about it but I DO remember I loved the writing style…it was like listening to an adorable hyper friend!

Yes Laura, that’s the one! I only read the first book, but I just remember how it was an “oh sh!t” moment when everyone realized who the kid looked like which meant he did a no-no. :P

Jean June 30, 2015 at 7:53 PM

Just lost our power here and my tablet’s not charged and phone down to 50%…..ugh!!!

Fabi June 30, 2015 at 8:26 PM

Oh no no no. That’s my worst nightmare. If I’m home I have my shelves to ransack. But away from home…ugh.

Amy June 30, 2015 at 8:34 PM

Oh crap, Jean…can you use the car charger??

marina June 30, 2015 at 8:57 PM

Thanks Maryse for your recs! Excited for Ride Steady! Feels like there’s been a steady stream of great reads!!

bev June 30, 2015 at 10:18 PM

“Hawk has a time-off-for-shopping policy.” Lol. Love that.

Cheryl June 30, 2015 at 10:57 PM

I read, actually listened to That Boy and That Wedding. Hilarious and even more so listening to them. Third book That Baby should be released soon.

Eight Minutes, does sound creepy, but also definitely an original story line.

The Man I Love sounds angsty. All It Takes’ blurb sounds familiar- was someone commenting on it before? Right Next Door and The Allure Of Julian Lefray sound good. Also the new Tiffany Snow book sounds good, but ugh book #1 in a series.

Cheryl June 30, 2015 at 11:07 PM

Just saw that The Man I Love, which is told from Erik’s (H) POV has a second book, Give Me Your Answer True which is told from Daisy’s (h) POV-. Seems like major angst.

bev June 30, 2015 at 11:41 PM

I’d never heard of burritos chicharrones. Has anyone ever tried it?

Tessa June 30, 2015 at 11:55 PM

Pork rinds in a burrito? I can’t say that I have. *grins* Not sure if that even sounds good.

Amy July 1, 2015 at 12:56 AM

Sloth is killin’ me. I so hope I’m wrong about what I think is going on. I hope it’s one of those books where I think I know where things are going and then BAM! That’s not what is happening at all.

Please, please, please…

Let me be wrong. :?

Amy July 1, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Burritos chicharrones? *shudder* Now, chicharrones and salsa…THAT is yummy. ;) Don’t knock it ’til you try it!

Laura July 1, 2015 at 1:35 AM

Yes Bev tessa feel same way about Anita Blake I loved them and will read the new one just because I want to see what happens but I agree it didn’t fit her the 1st 3or 4 books she wouldn’t let anyone touch her! Now well anything goes but the Riley jensons aren’t like that yeah she has sex but it’s not always long winded lol I wonder is michelleS has read them as she used to like Anita Blake too.

bev July 1, 2015 at 2:14 AM

The chapter was titled Do you like Mexican, which now takes on whole new meaning. Thank you, Amy.
I like pork rinds, the puffy kind from the store. But one recipe i looked up says the kind from butcher, authentic but don’t like them really. In the book she describes it as just fried pork and the first recipe that pops up is using pork belly instead of the rinds. Confusing.
So, the first part of this I loved. Her perusing him and he so grumpy. Super fun and cute. Want more of that. I wish sometimes she’d let the chase, the falling, the does he or doesn’t he last longer. Honestly her pursuit could of lasted another 20% or so. MichelleS, Lee what do you think? Will finish tomorrow, hopefully, not as much reading time.

Tessa July 1, 2015 at 10:12 AM

Chicharrones are good. However, they aren’t the belly part. That’s why I said nah, thanks. I like them plain, no salsa, nothing. I just can’t see it on a burrito.

I went into “rebel against the book I’m reading” mode. I read the whole His Twisted Games series by Chloe Hawk to date. 30 pages a book, I kid you not. They are decent, but if they weren’t Kindle Unlimited, I’d never read them. 8 books at a dollar each, only thirty pages? NOPE.

Now, still in rebel mode, reading Dirty, Bad, Wrong.

bev July 1, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Tessa, hence my confusion. When Googled I saw a discussion on a forum, lol. I guess in tacos or burritos is fried or stewed pork fat. I think, lol. Which pork belly maybe, just the fat no.
But now totally buying a bag to snack on from store. For some reason I’m also slightly embarrassed to buy these, lol.

bev July 1, 2015 at 10:34 AM

Last I promise on this. But this is one that popped up and ssounds like book description. Honestly this I’d eat, though my gallbladder would not be happy. Only the belly.

Tessa July 1, 2015 at 10:35 AM

Hahaha It sounds like people don’t want real pork rinds. They want either lard or belly meat. I love that you’re embarrassed. *hugs* It’s like a chip. Kinda fattening, but good.

Laura July 1, 2015 at 10:39 AM

I don’t even know what you 2 are talking about lol what are pork rinds?!

bev July 1, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Laura, the skin of the pig, lol. I like the puffy grocery store ones. My mom used to buy some from a local butcher but i didn’t really like those, too hard.

MichelleS July 1, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Bev – what did I think? I am not quite done, but here is what I think so far: classic KA, so that’s good. I love that we get little snippets of the old gang (some with kids on their hips, which melts me every time). I am loving so much of Tack! There is nothing extraordinary so far, but all around good. The prologue was the best part, so angsty and heart breaking. I wish that feel had carried forward. It’s KA, so of course there are bangles and ruffles and pet names and kids. Not on a re-read list so far, but a nice “yay it’s KA” kind of book.

MichelleS July 1, 2015 at 12:00 PM

And in case anyone cares, I LOVE pork rinds. I like the ones from the butcher (as long as they aren’t greasy) and I like the fluffy puffy ones too. I stopped at a rest stop somewhere is Louisiana once and they had the best pork rinds ever (all kinds of flavors). My hubby was pissed because he said the car smelled awful after I gobbled them up. He thinks they are disgusting!

Amy July 1, 2015 at 12:21 PM

“Do you like Mexican” <—— Why, yes…yes I do. :P

LOL, I love it when Laura has no idea what kind of food/drinks we are talking about and vice versa!

Bev, I was always weird about buying them too until my hubby went shopping with me one day and found the Baken-Ets brand (his favorite) on sale and threw about 6 bags in the cart. After that it's not embarrassing anymore. ;)

Amy July 1, 2015 at 12:29 PM

YES MichelleS…the fluffy puffy ones are my favorite! :D

bev July 1, 2015 at 1:23 PM

Ilona Andrews Burn for Me is 1.99. Really great read. Also, if looking for new UF and not be overwhelmed by a long series. It’s the first and only out right now.
Lol, Amy intrigued by Acheron but overwhelmed by # of books.

Tessa July 1, 2015 at 1:29 PM

Read Acheron! Just skip to book sixteen and read Acheron! Yes, I posted it in two posts. That’s how much Amy should read it.

MichelleS July 1, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Amy – Laura – I have found that almost all cultures fry some part of the pig because it just tastes freaking awesome…. so I am betting they have something in Scotland, we just don’t know what it is called. And as long as a guy is wearing a kilt, he can eat whatever he dang well pleases… I’ll just enjoy the view.

I have always wanted to read Acheron, but I, too, thought I’d be lost since I hadn’t read that series. I do not have it in me to start some super long established series!! Even though that’s where my heart is, I must have ADD now.

Tessa July 1, 2015 at 1:47 PM

I’ll say what I said in the other post, Acheron can work as a standalone. It’s not full of spoilers or anything, other than you know the great Acheron mystery. Not a spoiler at all.

I started with the pre-first book, Fantasy Lover, when it came out. That book doesn’t have anything to do with the rest, other than the guy is mentioned. I didn’t touch the rest until book 7? I think, came out. Then I went nuts. So when I said you can read Acheron as a standalone, I promise. It’s true.

Fabi July 1, 2015 at 2:11 PM

Ditto what Tessa said. lol I was bit longer winded in the other thread

I bet we could easily start a group chant… “Read Acheron, Read Acheron, Read Ach…”

Paula July 1, 2015 at 2:29 PM

What a list! It’s my birthday and I will one click if I want to!
Finished Sloth – it was a slow start but really good

bev July 1, 2015 at 2:41 PM

MitchellS, just half way through. I’m liking it, but still wish the first part was longer. I was just charmed by it, and love a slow burn.
Travis, love.
“He was held high against Joker’s chest. Travis didn’t mind, and I knew this when he commenced slapping Joker on his bearded cheek then fell forward and licked black whiskers.”

bev July 1, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Paula, Happy Birthday!!!

Lisa July 1, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Also just released A New Hope by Robyn Carr. Pretty good series. And Lani Lynn Vale’s new book Bang Switch (that sounds pretty fun) comes out tomorrow. I am so happy I just got paid because I have too many new books to purchase.

Paula July 1, 2015 at 2:59 PM

Laura – Pork Rinds sound like our Pork Scratchings – yum!

Bev – thank you!

Paula July 1, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Amy – get what you mean with Sloth – it took everything I had not to go to the end to see if I was right and whether I would be happy! But I didn’t (I am rather proud of myself :0))

Amy July 1, 2015 at 3:52 PM

LOL MichelleS…you just put an image of a hot, kilt-wearing guy eating pork rinds. :P And ohhhhhh the accent that he would have…

Okay ladies, like I said on the other post, I’ll one-click it and start it soon!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAULA!!! One-click to your heart’s content today. :D

Amy July 1, 2015 at 3:53 PM

Lisa…only here does everyone understand how exciting pay day is ’cause it means book shopping! *giggle*

And makeup shopping. And polish shopping. *giggle*

Cheryl July 1, 2015 at 4:18 PM

Ok, I’m kinda lost, what other post and what book?? RL getting in the way from keeping up with comments/posts. :( but I’m going on vacation tomorrow and need to make sure got some reads lined up. ;)

Cheryl July 1, 2015 at 4:19 PM

HAPPY Birthday Paula!! Know what you mean about Sloth, I started and stopped it at the beginning “letters; glad I picked it up again and kept going!

bev July 1, 2015 at 4:33 PM

Fun, Cheryl!
Acheron/Covenant discussion on Amy’s reader recs. :-)

I usually subscribe to a post I comment on, so you all continually pop up in my in box. If some one looked at the end of day they’d be all who is this Maryse, she sends a lot of emails.

bev July 1, 2015 at 4:38 PM

Lol, sometimes feels like I’m texting with you all. The other day something in rl reminded me of something here. Almost mentioned it but then remembered my rl people do not know you ladies, lol.

Laura July 1, 2015 at 4:45 PM

Happy birthday Paula!!
But o nonononono pork scratchings no you guys really?! It’s kinda a pub snack here but I don’t like them sorry Bev!

Tessa July 1, 2015 at 5:11 PM

Happy Birthday Paula!

Paula July 1, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Thank you everyone xx

Tessa July 1, 2015 at 5:29 PM

Dirty Bad Wrong was good. There was one scene that I couldn’t handle, but I just skimmed it and knew it was coming. Still, sweet. I was expecting dark, but got a bdsm romance.

*eyes library books* Trying to decide if I feel rebellious with my reading still.

Cheryl July 1, 2015 at 5:57 PM

Thanks Bev. That’s actually a good idea to subscribe to the post.

Started reading Tyed… how could I resist that cover!!! *yum*

Fabi July 1, 2015 at 6:06 PM

Happy Birthday Paula.

Bev, I’m always mentioning you ladies IRL. *you know, from the book blog* they don’t look at me strangely, really they don’t, they know bettet than to mess with my virtual BFFs.

Amy July 1, 2015 at 7:02 PM

Ha! I do the same thing…I chat with you ladies so much that I quite often see something that will bring y’all to mind no matter where I am. I met with a friend of mine for coffee last week, and while she was in the bathroom I started checking in here then started giggling and snorting (told ya, I really do that IRL). When she came back and saw me, all she said was, “Your book friends?” YUP!! :D

I would so hang out with y’all IRL, too. ;)

Fabi July 1, 2015 at 7:06 PM

I’ve always thought we’d make the coolest book club. With all the giggling and drinks and food and squeees. I would totally host that. Even when we’re all reading different books…just to discuss and have fun.

bev July 1, 2015 at 7:51 PM

Could snack on nutella & pork skins, lol. Pizza & lemon. Hot dogs & peanut butter.

bev July 1, 2015 at 7:53 PM

Lol. I look at that list and makes me think pregnant ladies or munchies.

Cheryl July 1, 2015 at 8:11 PM

Don’t forget the peanuts!! ;)

Fabi July 1, 2015 at 8:12 PM

Hahaha Cheryl, good one

MichelleS July 1, 2015 at 8:35 PM

And salami…

bev July 1, 2015 at 9:21 PM

Definitely salami!

Cheryl you know if there are peanuts certain “someones” would start throwing them.;-)

Michelle S July 1, 2015 at 9:25 PM

So I guess Sloth is next on the docket: I downloaded it and OMG – those letters – I can’t even read them on my Kindle because they are considered pictures and the print will not enlarge. I am so dang blind. Can I just skip over them? How critical are they to the story? I seriously can’t read a word!! And there are SO MANY, I have to think they are important to the story!!! JEEZ – why do they do this to us? Why not just put in in print and not these dumb “letters”?????

Tessa July 1, 2015 at 11:36 PM

Do you have a computer available? I know it’s not as good, but maybe read the letters on your computer and then read the rest via tablet? That way you can see it better.

MichelleS July 2, 2015 at 12:57 AM

Tessa – I just went to my amazon account and found the book and then checked under action, or something, and it said “start reading now” – so I did and it WORKED. I didn’t even know I could do that (read on my computer) – thought I had to download the Kindle app – but I guess not. WOW. Okay, that was cool. And I got to read the letters, which make absolutely no sense to me at all. Where would they mail them if they are such mysteries?? Oh well – I’ll just keep reading.

Cheryl July 2, 2015 at 7:28 AM

MicheelS, the letter part I found slow, that’s where I initially stopped reading. They are important and more about them will be explained. It will make sense eventually, I promise.

Jean July 2, 2015 at 9:18 AM

MichelleS, I had the same problem with the letters. I was squinting my eyes to try and red them! Great idea Tessa! I didn’t know I could read it on my computer either!

Grey July 2, 2015 at 10:50 AM

I think I’m gonna get Tyed… or maybe the latest Olivia Cunning book.

Im in the great book funk of 2015 right now after inhaling Sloth, King, The Ground Rules and Priest over the past few days…

Donna tanner July 2, 2015 at 11:02 AM

Lol tryed reading those letters on my phone No Way! even with reading glasses Better on the tablet. No one mention it so I thought it was just me

Jean July 2, 2015 at 11:16 AM

Pouring rain and thunderstorms on my first day of vacation….reading Sloth….perfect day!! Lol!

bev July 2, 2015 at 11:26 AM

Glad your power is back on Jean. What is everyone’s weather like. Here it will be around 105, dry. We need some rain forest fires.

Tessa July 2, 2015 at 12:02 PM

It’s supposed to be only 84 today. We got a drop or two of wanna-be rain yesterday, when it was 96, and today prediction of thunderstorms. *blinks* It’s the oddest weather ever. California doesn’t have rain in the summer normally, and never on hot days. It’s weird.

Amy July 2, 2015 at 12:10 PM

Gah! I want to finish up Sloth but I’m volunteering at a kids event, and it just seems wrong to read graphic sex scenes with little kids running around. ;)

Amy July 2, 2015 at 12:19 PM

Oh, and for the book club I would bring Nutella and banana paninis on buttered, toasted brioche…I just came across that recipe yesterday and holy freaking YUM!!!!

Fabi July 2, 2015 at 12:19 PM

first line Thursday…
“I STARED AT THE CEILING OF THE GYMNASIUM, LITTLE black splotches dancing in front of me.”
Pure by Jennifer Armentrout

It doesn’t sound like a great first line until you read the rest of the paragraph.

Amy July 2, 2015 at 12:27 PM

“I might as well be a vampire.” ~ Sloth by Ella James

*shrug* Nothin’ special there but the book sure is. :D

Fabi…I got butterflies from your first line. ;)

Jean July 2, 2015 at 12:34 PM

Same first line for me Amy….I think I have this book figured out but hopefully not…

Amy July 2, 2015 at 12:43 PM

Jean, right?? Some things I’ve been wrong about (fortunately!) but others I have been right and then still others have been WTF moments…SO many WTF moments.

It seems to be one of those books where you can’t really say anything without spoiling it…but we all know how well Maryse will be able to review it without giving anything away!

Tessa July 2, 2015 at 12:51 PM

My eyes snapped open as the freakish sixth sense kicked my fight or flight response into overdrive.

Half Blood by Jennifer Armentrout

All that talk, I really wanted to read it again.

Fabi July 2, 2015 at 1:28 PM

oooh, book 1 has a much better 1st line.

Amy, I’m all in for the food you’re bringing for our book club. I’ll provide the liquor, although someone else will have to do the mixing. Haha, I’m useless, I can’t cook or mix drinks.

Maryse July 2, 2015 at 1:29 PM

Okay here’s mine:

“It wasn’t the most lavish-looking present under the tree.”

Madison, Holly (2015-06-23). Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny (p. 1). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

Fabi July 2, 2015 at 1:39 PM

:-O that’s what you’re reading? Is it an autobiography?

bev July 2, 2015 at 1:53 PM

Maryse, this should be an interesting review. Lol.
Tessa. Tessa. Tessa You have E&P!!!!

Tessa July 2, 2015 at 1:59 PM

I will! And I have to read it because it’s already got two holds for it when it returns. It’s just, I’m in a paranormal mood. I gotta go with my mood or I won’t appreciate the book.

Holly Madison, huh? You’ll have to tell us. She always seemed so calculating. When it was on, I saw little bits. The other two were seemed sweet, but she just seemed cold emotionally.

bev July 2, 2015 at 2:03 PM

First line.

“Eden crawled into the living room, the rough carpet burning her chubby knees and hands.”~Omens by Kelley Armstrong.

bev July 2, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Has anyone read Vicious by V.E. Schwab? On sale looks interesting so one click.

Fabi July 2, 2015 at 2:48 PM

Bev it was a five star for me back in March. My review

PS…no romance in this one

bev July 2, 2015 at 3:07 PM

Nice review, Fabi. :-)
I saw this list a while ago, haven’t read any but some look fun if you like super heroes.

Fabi July 2, 2015 at 5:22 PM

I don’t think I’ve ever read a superheroes book. Comics and movies, yes. The only sh book I’ve ever tried was a beta read and so horribly awful that I couldn’t finish it no matter how hard I tried. This list is intriguing.

bev July 2, 2015 at 6:24 PM

Darn it, Fabi. This sent me down a buying road. I know a blog I read does super hero books occasionally. I ended up one clicking Karma by Jennifer Estep, Ivory by Lola Dodge, and Justice by Jennifer Harlow. *sigh* I was doing so well too.

fabi July 2, 2015 at 6:57 PM

Lol you stocked up

Tessa July 2, 2015 at 7:27 PM

If you read Karma before I do, tell me how it is. I bough it when it was on sale, because in her Mythos series, the heroine’s favorite comic book character is the one mentioned in Karma.

bev July 2, 2015 at 8:27 PM

That’s cool, Tessa. I don’t even remember that, I seriously have no book memory. I read up to three in Mythos and don’t remember that. I need to finish that series.
Its like in Fan girl she is a fan pic writer. Writes about characters from a Harry Potter type series. The hero and his nemesis. Rainbow Rowells next book is about them.

bev July 2, 2015 at 8:28 PM

Oh, and Karma is still .99, why I grabbed it.

Tessa July 3, 2015 at 11:38 AM

*grins* Same price I paid for it!

Maryse July 3, 2015 at 12:14 PM

It IS an autobiography. I used to read only those… once upon a time. That’s where you get the “goods”. LOL!!!

Maryse July 3, 2015 at 12:51 PM

I’m so late to the comment party!!!! *hrmph*

I would SO HANG OUT with y’all IRL too. I want to have a pajama party weekend, with make-up, books and junk food and all of our crazy Amy-drinks.

Amy July 3, 2015 at 2:49 PM

Aw Maryse, you’re here now so that’s all that matters!!! *pounce-hugs Maryse*

YES!! A pajama party weekend, all weekend, where I would stuff you guys with all kinds of crazy foods and desserts and snacks and make drinks in every color of the rainbow and we could give each other manis and pedis and makeup makeovers and fawn over our books and giggle over book boys!

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