Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – May 10th 2016

by Maryse on May 10, 2016 · 158 comments

in Latest Book Releases

The Bird and the Sword by AMY HARMON <— HOLY MOLY IT’S LIVE!!!! I’m almost done and review coming soon, and it’s so very good!

WEDNESDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE! Just a few more that went live today and some super-bargains that I HIGHLY recommend ASAP!!!!!

  • The Man I Love (The Fish Tales Book 1) by Suanne Laqueur <— SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED TODAY!! my review
  • Give Me Your Answer True (The Fish Tales Book 2) by Suanne Laqueur <— SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED TODAY!! my review
  • Here to Stay (The Fish Tales Book 3) by Suanne Laqueur <— SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED TODAY!! my review (I pretty much give this whole series 5 stars!)
  • Predator by Michelle Horst <— BARGAIN and OH YES this sounds like dark-romance FUN!! “No one with Ellison blood in their veins is allowed to live, and I am the last of my bloodline. I am kept in a container waiting for my death sentence to be carried out, when he comes. He is only known as ‘Predator’. No one knows who he works for, only that he leaves no one alive. His every breath is filled with the last gasp of his dying prey. But for some reason he doesn’t kill me. I don’t know which is worse, the death sentence hanging over my head, or being at his mercy.
  • Released: Devil’s Blaze MC Book 3 by Jordan Marie <— JUST RELEASED & a bargain!
  • Hetch (Men OF S.W.A.T. Book 1) by River Savage <— JUST RELEASED!!!
  • PRIDE: A Bad Boy and Amish Girl Romance (The Brody Bunch Book 1) by Sienna Valentine <— a bargain!! And the title. Tee hee!


Back to our yesterday’s regularly scheduled programming ;) :

6:24pm EST TUESDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! I just added FIVE MORE to the contemporary romance section below. Right at the top of the list so you can’t miss ‘em. Includes one CRAZY sounding one by Teresa Mummert, and one a rock star one by Emma Hart and a YIKES OMG!!! sounding one by H.M. Ward. OH YES!!! :D

It’s ready!! And while the list, as it stands, is VERY pretty and full of book-goodies, I’m going to add-on through the day. There are SO many awesome book-bargains right now, too. Tee hee! So take a look, and keep checking back ’cause I’ve still got more to come.

ALSO!!! Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s EARLY-BIRD RELEASES ’cause, even though it’s short and sweet, it’s got some super-sounding books (that are already sky-rocketing up the Amazon best selling charts as we speak). And that’s including one that I LOVED and just reviewed and highly recommend. :D I linked up the review on it, too.

Oh and the ones that gave me a blurb-jolt (or were an absolute one-click for me): Indebted Series 1-3: Boxed Set (yes please! At THAT price, a dark read series that so many here can’t stop talking about – MINE!!), Zane (a vampire & human romance series that sounds right up my alley! She just got divorced and is at a book signing, and HE is at her table!!) Stout (they are new neighbors, thinking they are strangers, but they’ve met before…), His to Love (She’s a mafia princess and he’s her ex… now an undercover cop out for revenge, plus I loved another book by this author), Glitter on the Web (I love the premise of this one, too! He’s a famous singer with a new hit song about his love of bigger girls, and his groupies think he’s a sweetheart, but his ex outs his secret…) and Rush (Football star that ends up in jail with her… “Because of him, she’s in trouble and when he discovers her true identity, he realizes, his nightmare is just beginning.” YES PLEASE to this, too!). OH and TWO more that have my attention that I just added this evening: Hollow (she’s a TOTAL b*tch and has no qualms about it – that blurb is almost infuriating!!) and Secrets and Lies (she’s about to have a one-night stand with a sexy stranger, but before they go all the way, he darts and leaves her there, and a week later she realizes he wasn’t a stranger at all… OH. OH.) <— THIS SOUNDS AWESOME!!!

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!)


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  • 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. Mister O by Lauren Blakely
  2. Troublemaker: A Novel by Linda Howard
  3. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata <— I LOVED this book!!!
  4. All I Believe by Alexa Land <— M/M ROMANCE
  5. Crow: Boston Underworld, Book 1 by A. Zavarelli


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).

  • Indebted Series 1-3: Boxed Set by Pepper Winters <— PEPPER WINTERS DARK ROMANCE ALERT! And IT’S A MUCH-LOVED SERIES. Plus now it’s BUNDLED in two bundles!!! Super SUPER bargain priced!! Oh yesssssss I one-clicked. ;)
  • Indebted Series 4-7: Boxed Set by Pepper Winters <— And here’s the second half! :D
Tessa: Alright, commenting super fast. If you like dark reads, you have to give Indebted a chance. It’s angsty and insane.
  • Zane (THE FLAMES OF VAMPIRE PASSION SERIES Book 1) by Elaine Barris <— THE BLURB HAS ME!!! And book #2 was just released (below in the paranormal section). I didn’t read that blurb so I don’t spoil it for myself, but this one… YES PLEASE!! “I had left my husband to pursue my life on my own terms rather than put up with one more word of insult. Once I arrived at the event, I was startled to find someone already at my table, Zane, claiming to be my assistant for the night…” Lots of great reviews for BOTH books already…
  • Danse Macabre by Christina Quinn <— VAMPIRE BALLET GROUP & the human ballerina that is intrigued by him. This one is super-bargain priced right now, and book #2 was just released below. They intrigue me… “The poised, demure Autumn is shocked to find herself attracted to Aleksi, in spite of all of the warnings she’s received her entire life about vampires. Intrigued by Autumn’s composure and reserve, Aleksi discovers he has a need to make the shy academic his—at all costs…”
  • Sustained by Emma Chase <— FUNNY & ENDEARING ALERT! SO many LOVE this one, and it’s still super-bargain priced!
  • Beauty and the Mustache: A Philosophical Romance (Knitting in the City Book 4) by Penny Reid <— still super-bargain priced! And Jacee loved it!
“Finished Beauty and the Mustache last night. Honestly, Drew is the sweetest. It’s so romantic. I cried sad tears, happy tears, sweet tears..all the tears. It’s different from her other books in that it’s not as funny. It’s so romantic. Drew has this quiet, sweet, hot, manly thing going on. You can read it alone, but I enjoyed seeing all the characters from previous books.”
  • Tight by Alessandra Torre <— CRAZY & TWISTY AWESOMENESS and it’s another one that I loved (and still super-bargain priced – my review)
  • Stolen by Lucy Christopher <— DARK READ KIDNAP ALERT and I LOVED This one!!!! It’s a must read, and Michelle just found it for us at a bargain price. OMG!!! (my 4.5 star review – I will NEVER EVER FORGET this book). Maybe I should have given it five stars…
  • The Dark Ones by Rachel Van Dyken <— Lauren found us this super-bargain saying: “The Dark Ones by Rachel Van Dyken… I’ve been dying to read this one!”
  • Thicker than Blood by Madeline Sheehan & Claire C Riley <— Post-Apocalyptic SUPER-BARGAIN priced today! And Amy LOVED it!
“…don’t forget about Thicker Than Blood for a post-apocalyptic read. It has enough romance to take care of that craving, but the focus is on the close friendship bond between the two women. SO freaking good.”



  1. On the Hunt (The Sentinels) by Alexandra Ivy
  2. The Countdown (The Taking) by Kimberly Derting <— DYSTOPIAN ALERT! And Melanie says: “he first two books in The Taking series were pretty good so hopefully the finale is too!”
  3. Dark Awakenings (Danse Macabre Book 2) by Christina Quinn
  4. My Immortals Series: A Box Set by Carolyn Jewel
  5. Vengeance of the Demons (The Society Trilogy) by Rebekah R. Ganiere <— DYSTOPIAN
  6. The Midnight Sea (The Fourth Element Book 1) by Kat Ross
  7. Coexistence: Book 1 of the Human Hybrids Series by Clare Solomon
  8. Zane: The Decrees (Flames of Vampire Passion Book 2) by Elaine Barris <— VAMPIRE series that is intriguing me BIG TIME!
  9. Savage Surrender: A Dire Wolves Mission (The Devil’s Dires Book 1) by Ellis Leigh
  10. The Last Remnant (The Fourline Trilogy) by Pam Brondos
  11. Prowled Darkness (Dante’s Circle Book 7) by Carrie Ann Ryan
  12. Kelpie Dreams by Steve Vernon
  13. Red Night (Vampire Files Trilogy Book 1) by RK Close
  14. Moonlight Danger (Hot Moon Rising #5) by Tina Donahue
  15. Shared for Love (Kagan Wolves) by Nancy Corrigan
  16. Luna Proxy #4 (Werewolf / Shifter Romance) by Mac Flynn



  1. Hollow (Hollow Point Series Book 1) by Teresa Mummert <— JUST ADDED!! SHE’S A B*TCH!!!! “The girl who started that rumor about your eating disorder? That was me. The girl who made out with your boyfriend? Me again. The girl you don’t ever want to cross? You’re looking at her, bitch.
  2. Dirty Little Rendezvous by Emma Hart <— JUST ADDED!!! ROCK STAR ALERT!! “Leila Burke expected a lot of things when she joined her brothers on tour in Europe. He wasn’t one of them…”
  3. Heartbeats by Melody Grace <— JUST ADDED!!! (It can be read as a standalone)
  4. Hustler by Meghan Quinn & Jessica Prince <— JUST ADDED!!!
  5. Secrets and Lies 3 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward <— JUST ADDED!!! MASSIVE MISTAKE ALERT!! She’s trying to get over her ex and chooses a cute, random stranger to hookup with, but just as things get hot… “…he darts, right before doing the deed, abandoning me in his room. He doesn’t return. A week later I see him again, and realize that he wasn’t just a random guy. My heart clenches at the massive mistake, and I still don’t grasp the extent of it. I should have run and never looked back.” <— OMG!!!! I gotta know what it IS!!!!!
  6. Stout: A Lovibond Novel (Lovibond Collection Book 2) by Georgia Cates <— TWO STRANGERS BECOME NEIGHBORS BUT… “A seemingly insignificant intersection of our lives neither of us recalls suddenly becomes a pivotal moment in our future. We aren’t strangers at all. And our paths aren’t crossing for the first time. These twists and turns of fate will become one of two things: a wrecking ball to tear us apart or the connection to bond us together forever.” Oh I have to know about these twists!!!
  7. His to Love: A Fireside Novel by Stacey Lynn <— MAFIA PRINCESS PROMISED TO SOMEONE ELSE & AN UNDERCOVER FBI AGENT ALERT! His police-officer father was killed by HER mafia family, and he’s out for revenge. “Tyson swore revenge, and now, ten years later, the kid who dreamed of a pro football career is a hard-nosed FBI agent, back in town to take down the Galecki crime family once and for all. But Tyson’s mission gets complicated fast—because going undercover means seducing the only woman he’s ever loved…
  8. Bound to You: An At Your Service Novel by Shawntelle Madison
  9. Mayday (Lovestruck Librarians) by Olivia Dade
  10. The Legend by Evelyn Anthony
  11. Melody (Hades Angels Book 2) by Elizabeth Hayes
  12. Forever Betrayed (Forever Bluegrass) (Volume 3) by Kathleen Brooks
  13. Danger, Sweetheart by MaryJanice Davidson
  14. Honor Me: Men of Inked, Book 6 by Chelle Bliss <— MARRIED BUT THERE’S DANGERJust when life had evened out, a familiar enemy came back to haunt us. It wasn’t my past that followed us, but my brother’s. When the danger gets too close, I’ll do anything to defend my family.”
  15. Getting His Way: Sapphire Falls book seven by Erin Nicholas
  16. Wrong Place, Right Time (The Bourbon Street Boys Book 2) by Elle Casey
  17. One Love by Bill Holmes
  18. Along Came Mr. Right by Gerri Russell
  19. Silent Hearts by Melissa West
  20. Relationship Status Rewind #2: The Bucket List by Evie Phillips
  21. Over Easy (The Continental Breakfast Club Book 1) by Pamela Ford <— TRYING A NEW WAY TO MEET A MAN ALERT! LOL this sounds like fun. She sneaks into an upscale country club and… “Before Allie has taken her last bite of syrup-laden waffle, she’s met the man of her dreams. But what she doesn’t know is that he’s a jewel thief who mistakenly thinks she’s his contact—and so does everyone else who’s after his stash of diamonds. Suddenly Allie’s world is crazily upended…
  22. Tragedy, Power & Temptation (The Tragedy Trilogy Book 2) by Navi’ Robins
  23. Behind the Scars (Small Town Secrets Book 2) by Dani Wade
  24. Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnes Martin-Lugand
  25. Storm Surge (A Dark Tides Romance) by Celia Ashley
  26. Crave Me: The Good Ol’ Boys by M. Robinson <— TRYING TO FIND HIMSELF… “Always wishing you were someone you couldn’t be. Until one day you meet her. The one. She was my high, but she was also… My demise.”
  27. Stirred: A Love Story by Tracy Ewens
  28. Her Daring SEAL (Midnight Delta Book 5) by Caitlyn O’Leary
  29. A Tempting Friendship (Clover Park, Book 10) by Kylie Gilmore
  30. Going Down: A Billionaire BDSM Erotic Romantic Suspense Novel (Divemasters Book 1) by Jayne Rylon
  31. Falling Under You: A Fixed Trilogy Novella (1001 Dark Nights) by Laurelin Paige <— SHE’S LOOKING FOR A DOM…Even her dominant boss, Hudson Pierce has turned down her advances, leaving her to fear that she will never find the lover she’s longing for. Then the most unlikely candidate steps up. Boyd, her much-too-young and oh-so-hot assistant surprises her one night with bold suggestions and an authoritative demeanor he’s never shown her in the office.
  32. The Shaughnessey Accord: Smithson Group #2 by Alson Kent
  33. In Deep Trouble (Triple-D Ranch Book 2) by Terry Odell
  34. Warning Signs (Broken Promises Book 2) by Alexandra Moore
  35. Glitter on the Web by Ginger Voight <— FAMOUS SINGER WITH A HUGE HIT SONG ABOUT HIS LOVE OF BIG GIRLS BUT!!! ”After a vindictive ex goes public that he secretly hates fat chicks, Eli must find a full-figured decoy pronto. Obviously the only way to save his rocketing career before it collapses under the weight of one lie is telling an even bigger one. Enter voluptuous Carly Reynolds, his agent’s assistant, who knows what kind of arrogant fake he is and can’t stand him as a result. Still, a girl’s gotta eat, and it’s not every day you get a million bucks for telling one teeny tiny fib. Surely she can handle this lying, philandering opportunist for a year...”
  36. Captivating the Cowboy: (Weston Ridge Book 2) by Jenna Bayley-Burke
  37. The Ten Year Reunion by T.S. Krupa
  38. Roses in the Sand by CS Patra
  39. Gone From Me (Hearts of the South) by Linda Winfree <— MARITAL STRIFE BETWEEN MARRIED COPS
  40. Talon by Shevawn Michelle <— HE WAS DISFIGURED IN AN ACCIDENT AND HIS WIFE LEFT HIM… “Kimberlyn Reece is a nurse, one who tended to Talon Kingsley during his lengthy stay in the hospital. When she buys the house of her dreams, she is shocked to learn that her neighbor is none other than the man who has lost everything, including his self-confidence.” And then his wife comes back…
  41. The Scarlet Letter Storm (Scarlet Letter Society) by Mary T. McCarthy
  42. Prodigal Girl: Based on a True Story by Ramos Talaya
  43. Cold Feet Fever: A Romantic Crime Mystery with Tons of Humor (The Fever Series Book 2) by Maureen Fisher
  44. Big Girls Do It Running by Jasinda Wilder <— JASINDA WILDER ALERT!!! She wrote a “healthy lifestyle” book and here it is!!!!
  45. Remember When (Teach Me Book 3) by RC Boldt
  46. The One by Kristin Vayden <— SHE GOES ON DATES FOR HER JOB and… “See how they are all crossed off except one? That’s because he’s Satan. And Scottish. And my best friend’s stepbrother. And there may or may not have been an incident in Jr. high that he hasn’t forgiven me for…” Haha!! That sounds funny. :D
  47. Love After Marriage (Forever After Book 2) by Mia Kayla
  48. A Handful of Hope (Taste of Romance Book 4) by Elizabeth Maddrey
  49. For The One (Gaming The System Book 5) by Brenna Aubrey <— YOUNG SOCIALLY AWKWARD GAMER BILLIONAIRE that helps her… “When a scumbag sells her future out from under her, suddenly the only man who can get it back is William Drake, geeky—but scorching-hot—social disaster…
  50. Star Crossed
  51. Conflicted by Ruby Black
  52. The Deliverance of Dilan (The Syndicate Series Book 4) by Kathy Coopmans <— HE JUST GOT OUT OF PRISON & DEALING WITH MEXICAN CARTEL ALERT! “He’s back. Dilan is obsessed. Anna is determined. Two people stand in their way. A brother and a sister. The Mexican Cartel.”
  53. One Summer Night (One Night Collection Book 4) by Isla Dean
  54. Risky Business: (Taboo Romance Series) (Forbidden Fruit Book 3) by Ali Parker <— OH OH. HIS BROTHER’S GIRLFRIEND ALERT!!Luke has a new girlfriend that he plans on hiring at the firm, but Caden is completely against it. Olivia is beautiful, brilliant, and the first girl that Caden ever loved. As things heat up with this forbidden romance, Caden must decide… His brother, or his first, and possibly true, love?
  55. Tumbled (Olympic Passions Book 2) by E.E. Grey <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!
  56. Sweet Spot (Homeruns Book 4) by Sloan Johnson  <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!
  57. After The Snap by Peyton Miller <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!
  58. Power Play (Scoring Chances Book 3) by Avon Gale <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!
  59. Odin’s Swan Song by Jaime Loughran <— OMG MY HEART ALREADY ACHES. I won’t be able to read this, but it sounds wonderful. After he husband dies, her dog is her best friend… and now he’s dying. “Facing the impending loss of her dog, Jess sets out to ensure his remaining time is filled with love and happiness. In the process, Odin pushes Jess toward happiness of her own and leaves her in the capable hands—and heart—of his veterinarian, Dr. Dorian Jensen…
  60. The Determined You (The Only You Series Book 2) by RM Alexander
  61. Scoring With Sir (Sassy With Sir Book 1) by Judy Jarvie
  62. Been Searching for You by Nicole Evelina
  63. Rush by Shae Ross <— FOOTBALL SORT-OF STAR & HE’S IN JAIL WITH HER ALERT! Okay seriously… how did I miss THIS one yesterday? *snort* OMG that blurb! “College Quarterback Preston Rush is living the dream. He’s leading his team to the National Championship and days away from earning a ‘first round draft pick’ label. When he meets Little Bo Peep at a Halloween party, he thinks he’s scored big. Instead, he wakes up in a jail cell with the corseted beauty. Because of him, she’s in trouble and when he discovers her true identity, he realizes, his nightmare is just beginning.


PREORDERS (next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Hetch (Men OF S.W.A.T Book 1) by River Savage - May 11th 2016
  2. Forget You, Ethan by Whitney G - May 12th 2016
  3. The Problem with Forever (Harlequin Teen) by Jennifer L. Armentrout  - May 17th 2016
  4. Thirty-Six and a Half Motives: Rose Gardner Mystery #9 (Rose Gardner Mystery Series) by Denise Grover Swank
  5. Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven - May 17 2016
  6. Too Hot To Handle by Tessa Bailey - May 17th 2016
  7. Make Me Remember by Beth Kery – May 17th 2016
  8. Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica - May 17th 2016


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Tessa May 10, 2016 at 12:17 PM

Alright, commenting super fast. If you like dark reads, you have to give Ondebted a chance. It’s angsty and insane.

Fyi, I’m currently in a bus in Orlando, so I might not be posting much this week.

Melanie May 10, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Another new release is The Countdown by Kimberly Derting. The first two books in The Taking series were pretty good so hopefully the finale is too!

Maryse May 10, 2016 at 12:25 PM

Tessa!!!! What are you doing on a bus in Orlando?? :D

Maryse May 10, 2016 at 12:37 PM

Oh that looks GREAT! Thank you Melanie!!!

Tessa May 10, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Rofl. Went to CVS.

Tessa May 10, 2016 at 12:54 PM

It erased everything else I typed! I went to Universal Studios and went to Diagon Alley and drank Butterbeer. No wand… yet!

Maryse May 10, 2016 at 1:19 PM

Ohhh I wanna try that Butterbeer!

Tessa May 10, 2016 at 1:26 PM

It was goooood! Then later, we shared butterbeer ice cream. That was yummy too!

Ela May 10, 2016 at 4:45 PM

Great list Maryse!!!!!!!

The Empty Jar by M. Leighton is a huge ugly cry through out the ENTIRE book!!!!!

Maryse May 10, 2016 at 4:50 PM

Ela I’m scared of it!!!!

I will need a huge bowl of Butterbeer ice cream if I read it.

bev May 10, 2016 at 6:10 PM

Tesssaaaaaa!!!! I’m so freaking jealous!!!

Grey May 10, 2016 at 6:12 PM

Rush, stout and hollow all look appealing… Typing on my phone from a baseball game LOL, talk about addicted.

Grey May 10, 2016 at 6:14 PM

Tessa get me a butter beer and a wand! And a picture of you with Hermione!

Fabi May 10, 2016 at 6:19 PM

Ela, thanks so much for the feedback.

Bev, I know I said I’d read anything for the buddy read. But you let Amy pick and now you’re not even in it yourself. So, as much as I hate going back on my word. Please look above at Ela’s reaction. Unless my buddy readers plan on taking up a collection for my PTSD therapy afterwards, I probably shouldn’t BR The Empty Jar.

MichelleS May 10, 2016 at 6:31 PM

Ooh. Thicker Than Blood. I’ve been wanting to read it since it came out. What was I waiting for? I love M, Sheehan and dystopian. Maybe I was miffed that she wrote this instead of finishing Holy Trinity??? IDK. But at 99 cents, I’ll take my chances. Yippee.

bev May 10, 2016 at 6:52 PM

Hey, I specifically said not the death book, with an arrow pointing up to the list. Then Amy was all pick me pick me. So I said, Amy. And she said, death book. Then everyone was all, Oooooh a death book, how fun.
And all, bev who the cry baby, you can’t be in our club. Our club of death.

I say you, me, MichelleS, Cheryl, etc should read Undecided or The Rule book which I meant to start yesterday.

R. Renee May 10, 2016 at 7:06 PM

OMG Bev. This blog needs a “like” button.

Michelle May 10, 2016 at 7:57 PM

Lmao “Our club of death.” I dunno Ela’s comment wasn’t in all caps so I’m thinking it wasn’t that bad…

Tasha J May 10, 2016 at 8:02 PM

Ooh Hollow sounds amazing! I wanna squirrel from my list so bad right now! There are way too many good looking new releases coming out and I’m reading too slow to catch up! :’( I’m literally in the last 10% of The 5th Wave right now and just found out it was a series. Wahh…I don’t know when I’ll get around to the other 2 bc I’ve got both Mercy Thompson books 2 and 3, The Fall Up and Here With Me (Archer Brothers) on loan right now and I hate letting those loans go to waste. And theres so many pretties out!!! I may cave, lol

bev May 10, 2016 at 8:03 PM

Does it seem like that type, an MC dying, is becoming a bit of a trend?

Tasha J May 10, 2016 at 8:11 PM

Michelle S- I loved Thicker Than Blood- one of my favorite dystopians ever. I loved that it was more about the bond between the girls and survival with just a touch of romance. And I felt the characters were well written and relatable. That book got me out of a funk and put me right back in one, lol.

Amy May 10, 2016 at 8:50 PM

OMG Bev…BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I flipping luffs you, lady.

Tessa, have fun and have lots of butterbeer for us. So jealous but so happy for you!

Grey, I’ve been known to type comments here on my phone while standing in line for a stall in a movie theater bathroom. True story. You are SO in like company. ;)

Amy May 10, 2016 at 9:02 PM

MichelleS, you have to read Thicker Than Blood. HAVE. TO. I’m serious. It’s typical Madeline Sheehan, but more like her Holy Trinity series than her MC series. It will make your heart ache in a couple of parts but it’s SUCH a great story with some hope at the end. Will you read it? Pretty pretty please?? *folds hands under chin and bats false lashes*

MARYSE! *grabs Maryse’s arm with both hands and shakes it* See Ela’s comment about Empty Jar? And we’re reading it later this week…you gotta read it with us! :D

Okay, now I have to go and actually check out the WHOLE list up there…

Maryse May 10, 2016 at 9:20 PM

I’m A-SCARED!!!!!!! SOBBING through the whole book? *gasp*!!!

I’m almost done my fantasy-novel by Amy Harmon!! :D Soon a review.

Maryse May 10, 2016 at 9:22 PM

LOL Michelle!!!

I too, determine Ela’s intense feelings for a book (love or hate) by her caps. Hahahahahahah!!!!!

Maryse May 10, 2016 at 9:23 PM


OH MY GOD bev wins the internet. This has got to be the funniest thing one of us has ever said:

“Hey, I specifically said not the death book, with an arrow pointing up to the list. Then Amy was all pick me pick me. So I said, Amy. And she said, death book. Then everyone was all, Oooooh a death book, how fun.
And all, bev who the cry baby, you can’t be in our club. Our club of death.”

Bahahahahahhahahah!!!!!!! I’m cackling.

*hugs bev and smooches her right on her forehead*

Maryse May 10, 2016 at 9:24 PM

I’m dying. bev you have to write a book. Or be a character in a book and the author HAS TO let you do your own dialogue.

LOL!!!!!!! :P :P :D :P

Maryse May 10, 2016 at 9:32 PM

Okay lemme finish my fantasy book, and then… death book. And even though I made fun of bev being a death-book chicken, I too, am a chicken.

*secretly joins bevs club*

Amy May 10, 2016 at 9:38 PM

Right?!? LOL!!! I swear, it wouldn’t be the same without Bev and her awesomely dry sense of humor (which I absolutely LOVE) around here.

And oooooooh Bev is gonna freak out over the hug and forehead smooch. :P

bev May 10, 2016 at 9:40 PM

Lol. That would be the most boring book. Me in my pj’s reading or talking to you ladies.

Amy May 10, 2016 at 9:43 PM

And snap out of it, Maryse! *squeezy hugs Maryse and swings her back and forth* If anyone can handle an ugly-cry book it’s YOU.

Maryse May 10, 2016 at 9:43 PM

No bev ’cause see? You’re talking which = awesome dialogue!!!!!

bev’s awesome and hilarious dry humor. The PERFECT touch to our goofy group.

Amy May 10, 2016 at 9:44 PM

Bev, Bev, Bev…you just don’t realize how much we enjoy you or how entertaining you are. ;)

bev May 10, 2016 at 9:45 PM

I read that and literally scrunched my eyebrows together and looked up toward my forehead.

R. Renee May 10, 2016 at 9:48 PM

You guys are on fire tonight. My email’s seeing more action than I did in college. Amy, can you please pass the martinis? Bev, can you please refrain from speaking while I take a sip so I don’t spit it on my screen?

Fabi May 10, 2016 at 9:51 PM

oh my god Bev, I couldn’t stop laughing long enough to type. Priceless. Epically accurate of how we’re like around here.

Fabi May 10, 2016 at 9:53 PM

Haaaaaaa R. This is comedy central tonight. And me with the TV on. :-(

Maryse May 10, 2016 at 9:56 PM

Oh and … I read it to my mom (bev’s comment) ’cause you know… FaceTime.

My mom cackled loudly and turned red from lack of air… there was severe snorting.

But she agreed. HILARIOUS.

bev May 10, 2016 at 9:57 PM

I was thinking of the funniest thing I’ve read on here and it still makes me laugh. It is Amy imagining Maryse with her mouth open to catch all the “peanuts” being thrown. I can still remember clicking on and reading that email and just losing it.

Amy May 10, 2016 at 9:58 PM

*slides dirty martini to RR* Quick, take a sip before Bev comes back. :P

Fabi? Dirty martini for you too? Eh? Ehhhhhh?? *waggles martini in the air*

Amy May 10, 2016 at 10:02 PM

*blushes bright red*

Oh lord, I’m going to die if Maryse’s mommy ever hears that one…

Aaaaand now I’m never gonna get that visual out of my head tonight. Maryse ducking beneath her arms and multiple “smacking” sounds.





bev May 10, 2016 at 10:03 PM

Lol. You ladies are just sweetness. Thank you for the little boost to my ego.

Fabi May 10, 2016 at 10:04 PM

*hides own Martini behind back* sure Amy! I’d love a dry Martini. <–autocorrect still thinks martini should be capitalised

bev May 10, 2016 at 10:05 PM

Oh. My.
Took me a moment.
You meant from them hitting her.

Fabi May 10, 2016 at 10:07 PM

Ooohhh Bev, you had to remind us. That was anautocorrect for the blog history books. hahahaha

Maryse May 10, 2016 at 10:33 PM

Fabi, Martini should be capitalized. Just because it’s awesome. LOL!

Oh and Amy, my mom would laugh her butt off with the things you say… innuendo queen. You are right up her alley!!!

And mine! :D

Maryse May 10, 2016 at 10:34 PM

*sneaks up behind Fabi and sips her martini still hiding behind her back*

Fabi May 10, 2016 at 10:41 PM

heeey…ohhh….Maryse is sneeeaky with those drinks. Aaaamy, can I have another please? Cause, you know, I have two hands and all…

R. Renee May 10, 2016 at 10:50 PM

I think Fabi’s slurring her vowels…

Amy May 11, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Ohhhhh dang! *covers mouth with hand and points at Fabi* She IS slurring her words, LOL!!! She can’t even keep the martini thief from stealing her drink! :P

*slides two more martinis over to Fabi*

Lisa May 11, 2016 at 5:14 AM

Hi book pals….I see you’ve all been hopping into the martinis while Ive been hard at work! Im dying for one.

Thinking of reading something paranormal for a change and wondering if Zane might be the ticket.
Also there’s been another vampirery book youve all been loving lately but I cant remember the title/author and Im too lazy to scroll back through your comments. Can anyone help?

Grey May 11, 2016 at 5:49 AM

Damnit… You guys have all the fun. Stooopid baseball. I agree the blog wouldn’t be the blog without Bev. Everyone hold hands and sing kumbayah damnit! Ehee OK. Back to regularly scheduled drinking, oh wait its only 645am, guess that’s frowned upon before work… *Blink blink*

An ugly cry thru the whole book huh…you guys realize the last book I did that with… No wait I’ve never done that before…

Tessa May 11, 2016 at 6:01 AM

*eyes wide* I miss so much when I’m drunk… Err vacationing. Thank you Ela and Amy! OMG. So, we went last night tho this place called Cowfish snd the waiter recommended this drink that was so insanely good that totally sneaks hoop I you and smacks thou down. It tasted like a light flavored mint julep but with enough vodka to knock you down. Soooo yummy. I haven’t seen Hermione yet, but did get a picture with the Knight Bus.

Tessa May 11, 2016 at 6:02 AM

Poor Bev. Just say no to death books! *gives non huggy hug* Though, your comment about the MC dying being popular got a real laugh. Sad part? It’s TRUE!

Tessa May 11, 2016 at 6:33 AM

OMG. I blame the hour for my lavk if brains.

Cheryl May 11, 2016 at 7:15 AM

Bev, I’ll join your club. You, Fabi and me–> The Cry Babies. I do not want to read the death book that makes you sob the entire time. I read for enjoyment, not to be drained and run over emotionally,and quite honestly I want HEA endings. On that note, The Rule Book looks good. ;)

Fabi May 11, 2016 at 7:19 AM

Ha! We could have our own reality TV show. The Cry Babies vs. The Death Club

Lisa May 11, 2016 at 7:48 AM

Cheryl, Fabi and Bev….sign me up!! Im with you. No death book for me that shreds my heart and makes me ugly cry from beginning to end. No sir-ee.

Grey May 11, 2016 at 8:25 AM

The cry babies vs the death club vs the smut hussies (that’s my group in case there was any doubt)

Fabi May 11, 2016 at 8:35 AM

hahaha not sure you can claim that one for yourself Grey. Considering our reading preferences, I’d say we all subscribe to that club.

R. Renee May 11, 2016 at 8:36 AM

This whole death club thing is brilliant. You guys may have saved me some serious literary mistakes. I cannot be in the death club. Maryse, I think when you read a book you need to put a little DC by it, if you know… *makes slashing throat sign*

Grey May 11, 2016 at 8:37 AM

Opens up flap of my blankie fort… I’ve got moscato…

Cheryl May 11, 2016 at 8:39 AM

haha The Smut Loving Cry Babies vs. The Smut Loving Death Club. Has a nice ring to it!!

bev May 11, 2016 at 8:41 AM

Ok, I have to stand by my belief that romance is not smut. It is one of my little soapbox things. Lol.

Ela May 11, 2016 at 8:51 AM

LET ME RECTIFY MY WAY EARLIER COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Fabi May 11, 2016 at 8:52 AM

Oh, I like that Cheryl.

lol Bev, I’d agree if we read romance books without graphically detailed sex scenes…but…we don’t. At least I don’t. ;-)

Ela May 11, 2016 at 8:55 AM

I’M IN ALL CLUBS UNLESS you are creating a “horror hussies club” then I’m O.U.T.

Fabi May 11, 2016 at 8:55 AM

*runs screaming from Ela’s comment* That’s downright terrifying.

bev May 11, 2016 at 8:55 AM

Tessa, I think so too. Every one talks of the step sibling and bully trends, but the MC dying is too. Like after Gone Girl everyone wanted a twist now after, well titles would be spoilers, but everyone wants the ugly cry, lol.

Ela May 11, 2016 at 8:58 AM

None of the books I read have sex scenes *rolls eyes*…I admit nothing!

Yeah right! I’m probably the biggest smut hussy HERE! 2 words OPAL CAREW…

Ela May 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Oh Fabi! YOU KNOW you wanna cry with me!!!!

bev May 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Even then. No one calls graphic novels, or fantasy, or litfic, or etc smut if they have set scenes. Or shows like SOA, or GoT. But if it is part of a romance it’s smut. We are not reading penthouse.
It may have sex, but I’m not comparing Kleypas or KA or SEP to that.

bev May 11, 2016 at 9:09 AM

Not meaning to judge if you read those magazines.

Ela May 11, 2016 at 10:03 AM


Grey May 11, 2016 at 10:35 AM

But Bev… What if I write it??? *cheers*

Fabi May 11, 2016 at 11:22 AM

“Not meaning to judge if you read those magazines.”

*crosses arms and hmphs* our smutty reads are much more exciting then those porn mags

I’m teasing Bev. ;-) But you’re right. I read smut. There are definitely erotica books mixed in my tbr and reads. The books you tend to prefer are more along the lines of romance.

bev May 11, 2016 at 1:46 PM

Grey, if that is how you label your work, your sub genre..ok. Lol. That is awesome if your writing erotic books.

Fabi, I’ve read and read erotica. It is just one of my soapbox topics. When romance gets brushed with the label smut or trashy and what it implies. *shrug*
I’d be curious as to how many readers think of it that way or how many writers of romance do?

R. Renee May 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM

I write erotic romance, but I definitely tend to be more on the romantic side. The love story takes center stage. I have friends (like the one who wrote the book I just recommended to Fabi) that write more on the sex side. There’s a love story at the core, but I’d consider it erotica more than erotic romance. There’s definitely a difference to me. Someone who reads my book is looking for feels and I hope I can give them to them. Someone who reads erotica is looking for steam. In many cases the lines can be blurred and either genre can give you both.

MichelleS May 11, 2016 at 2:57 PM

Oh fiddlesticks! I missed all the fun. I adore you Bev, and it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun without you here. That NO DEATH BOOKS rant was hilarious. I don’t like death in books either. I’m the HEA girl, remember? I can handle rape, spanking, abuse, kidnapping, m/m, brother-sister, teacher-student, slap me (Lahn & Circe), bite me, whip me (Soren and Nora), turning into a beast (Rhage)…. just about ANYTHING can happen… just no death and no cheating. I hate books with either one of those things.

So…. it sounds like M. Sheehan’s dystopian is the way to go. That’ll be my next read. I am catching up now with a Free book I got from what of Michelle’s list of goodies. But it’s definitely next.

What are we reading, Bev? No death for us – and I owe you a read after that last book.

Suanne Laqueur May 11, 2016 at 3:08 PM

Thank you thank you thank you {{hugs}}
I just started Game of Thrones. Holy hell, I can’t believe I waited so long. The world-building is just unbelievable!

Ela May 11, 2016 at 3:33 PM

But but but *lip trembles* IT WAS SO SADLY BEAUTIFUL! IT WAS SO MUCH ABOUT REAL LIFE LOVE AND PAIN! Not like killing off a MC just so the sequel makes sense but oh so much more and not selfish like that’s!

Maryse May 11, 2016 at 3:43 PM

LOL R. Renee… that’s actually quite clever. ;) We need a logo.

Maryse May 11, 2016 at 3:43 PM

My pleasure Suanne!! That is too good of a deal to pass up!! :D

Grey May 11, 2016 at 5:02 PM

LOL, it’s all good. It depends on the day what I’m writing. Today, I’m writing fan fic, so *shrug*, it takes all kinds, right?

I am still deep in Aleatha Romig’s world…oh and what a beautifully twisted world it is. I am in love…

bev May 11, 2016 at 5:43 PM

MichelleS, I keep meaning to start the Rules book…but real life. And then I fall asleep. Told you all boring. But I also really want to read Saving June or the new Julianna Keyes book. Wanna read one????

MichelleS May 11, 2016 at 6:27 PM

Bev – do you mean Undecided, by Keyes? I read the first amazon review and that reviewer said it was her favorite NA book ever – better than Beautiful Disaster and The Deal…. them’s some powerful words right there, I tell ya’…… I may just take you up on that offer. Okay. When are we going in? Who else is with us?

bev May 11, 2016 at 6:34 PM

Not sure if it will live up to that hype, but that is the one. Can start any time you want.

bev May 11, 2016 at 6:37 PM

Grey, you can’t leave us hanging. Fan fiction of what?
So many people love fan fiction, erotic or not. Have you read Fan girl by Rainbow Rowell? So good.

bev May 11, 2016 at 6:39 PM

If you read it then you have to read Carry On. That’s the fan fiction Cath is writing in FG. That was one of my favorites last year.

Tasha J May 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Ooh Amy Harmon announced The Bird and The Sword is live!! Weren’t you reading that Maryse?! How is it?

Maryse May 11, 2016 at 7:51 PM


YES. YESSSS!!!!!! *wheeeeee* I knew it was going live this week, but I thought there was still a day to go. ;) Tee hee!!

I’m almost done, review coming soon, but it’s SO good!

Grace May 11, 2016 at 8:12 PM

*switches screen over to Amazon page and buys Undecided*

Ummm…I have no idea why I just did that. It was like I was in a fugue state or something. The last thing I remember clearly was Ela screaming about sobbing and my cringing reaction to even thinking about reading that book. I think I went into shock and buying a different book was my only way out.

Maryse May 11, 2016 at 8:20 PM

LOL Grace!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG that was hilarious. And tonight, YOU win the internet. ;)

Cheryl May 11, 2016 at 8:28 PM

I’ve been reading samples all evening and some interest me but not enough to one-click. Now, after reading The Bird and the Sword I think I’m going to start it. One, because I loved the writing of the sample, and two, it’s so different from anything I was planning to read. Going out of my comfort zone and reading something pnr. :)

bev May 11, 2016 at 8:43 PM

Yay Grace!! I hope it is good.

Cheryl, do you read much fantasy?

Maryse May 11, 2016 at 8:43 PM

YAY Cheryl!!! I went totally out of my norm with it too, and have been enjoying it.

Jan130 May 11, 2016 at 9:00 PM

OK, I’m clicking on a sample of The Bird and The Sword. Looks intriguing. Hope it lives up the hype.

You guys and your death club. *grins and shakes head*

Well, I’m not joining the death club either. Or the horror club. Or the cheaters club. ;-) Yeah, OK, a bit of grit and anguish is good, occasional taboo if it’s not too out there. But really, I’m just a card-carrying member of the HEA club. And I wanna know it’s going to be all good pretty much from the start, even if it’s a bit bumpy along the way. Too angsty or sca-ee and my poor heart just can’t take it. :-/

Tasha J May 11, 2016 at 9:42 PM

Yay, I can’t wait for your review! I swear you can’t go wrong with anything Amy Harmon writes. I may squirrel to this one next! Lol
-On a side note, completely unrelated to books what so ever, but I wanted to share my newest obsession with you guys! Have you heard of LuLaRoe?! I’m sure you have, I’m behind on nearly everything lol. But I love it! The leggings are to die for, sooo buttery soft, I could live in them. And I get a thrill when the pop up boutiques come up and you have to race to get the best prints, lol!! Because they only make 1000 of each one ;) I’m pretty new to it so I’ve only gotten leggings, the classic, perfect, and Randy tee but love love love them all!

Grace May 12, 2016 at 1:44 AM

“My seatbelt is fastened.”
Ha! Perfect first line for me starting The Ending I Want!

Here I go! Can’t wait to meet HIM! Still a little teenie bit
apprehensive about the state my tear ducts are going to be in soon. Drinking water. Ok. Deep breaths, wasn’t there a promised bow-chicka-bow-wow? Was that for this book?

Focus on the sexy promise. Go!

Grace May 12, 2016 at 4:09 AM

35% in and I love HIM!

Cheryl May 12, 2016 at 7:02 AM

Bev, pretty much zero fantasy, so this is entirely out of my norm.

Jan, that is exactly how I would describe what I want from the books I read.

Rename: The Smut Loving, Cry Babies, HEA Club

FLT: “She was so small.” The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon. I’m REALLY liking this book and the MC’s “relationship” so far.

bev May 12, 2016 at 7:08 AM

“To be fair, it’s really not my fault this time. “–Undecided by Julianna Keyes.

Grace May 12, 2016 at 7:30 AM

Go Bev! I’ll catch up to you soon!
I’m 66% into TEIW and loving it, but I’m going right into Undecided when I finish it. I almost got sidetracked by The Rule Book. I just wasn’t sure if it would be as good as the blurb makes it out to be. Did you read it?

Amy May 12, 2016 at 8:08 AM

Bev, I keep eyeballing that one in my Kindle library. Is that the one Grace clicked in a fugue state yesterday? In fact, I’m wondering if that’s the one which has been mentioned a handful of times here…let me know if it’s a “me” book. *snort* I love how y’all know me well enough to know if a book is for me or not. ;)

Amy May 12, 2016 at 8:12 AM

Okay, I was debating between the first line of the prologue and the first line of the first chapter. I figured a nice little shock for y’all on this fine mornin’ would be funny so…

“F*ck, baby, I can smell that sweet pu$$y all the way over here.” ~ Slammer by Tabatha Vargo


MichelleS May 12, 2016 at 8:14 AM

I’ve got same first line as Bev. I read sample and got hooked right away. I like the heroine, so that is a huge plus. Let’s see if it lives up to the comparisons!!!

Then I’ll go try Amy Harmon’s fantasy book, because I like what else she’s written & thsts my favorite genre, so win-win again.

Now I have too many books I’m juggling. Feast or famin always with me.

MichelleS May 12, 2016 at 8:17 AM

GASP!!! Imnit a huge fan of going right for filthy talk in line one of a book. Just to grab the reader. And make them picture the scene, that’s probably super hot, and how he must look right that second…. Oh, who am I kidding? I buy this stuff non stop!

bev May 12, 2016 at 8:29 AM

MichelleS, I’m not too far in, but I like it. 25% so the part when she was waiting to go to the French restaurant. Grr.

Grace, I still have not started it , lol. I change books often.

Grace May 12, 2016 at 8:39 AM

*Jaw drops as she looks over at Amy*


*Lowers phone so hubby can’t see her looking up a book called Slammer while they are watching TV*


*Reads description, then the warning, then sees first review title “Holy Mother Of All Things Holy” 2 Holies … And CLICK!*

Grace May 12, 2016 at 8:40 AM

No problems Bev!

Ela May 12, 2016 at 8:58 AM


Ela May 12, 2016 at 9:34 AM

SQUIRREL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Changed my mind! Going with Undecided!

Same as Bev’s

Tessa May 12, 2016 at 9:49 AM

Amy, you haven’t finished that one they? Seriously need an honesty opinion on it to know if the feelings I felt at the end was just me or not.

Grace May 12, 2016 at 9:50 AM

66% into TEIW lots of laughs eyes still dry. Pleasantly surprised.

Tessa May 12, 2016 at 9:53 AM

FLT: ‘ The house burns, flames licking at the dark sky, turning the pitch of night into a violent sunset of oranges and reds.’ House of Ravens by Karpov Kinrade. Great series so far.

Cheryl May 12, 2016 at 10:22 AM

Well, thanks to Amy I know what I’m reading after I finish TBATS!! :)

Ela May 12, 2016 at 12:27 PM

Love is Strange (I Know… #2) by Whitney Bianca went live…

Grace May 12, 2016 at 12:29 PM

TEIW – Totally lovely! Not a horrible death book at all. Nothing for me to have been so afraid of, and I’m heaving a big sigh of contentment and relief.

Grey May 12, 2016 at 12:46 PM

I read Slammer before too Tessa and I think we were on the same wavelength..

I’m writing a fan fiction for a soap believe it or not, and I don’t even watch it anymore, SMDH… The things I do for my friends…LOL!

Tasha J May 12, 2016 at 12:57 PM

Finally finished The 5th Wave and onto the next so here is my first line Thursday: It was raining. The Fall Up by Aly Martinez. I know, that was epic! Lol :P

Amy May 12, 2016 at 2:18 PM

That first line in Slammer…the context might surprise you. ;)

Tessa…nope, not finished yet. I’ve had 3 different unit exams and another research paper due so far this week so not a whole lot of reading time. I’m enjoying it so far but we’ll see how the rest goes. I should finish it up tonight and then I’m on to The Empty Jar!

bev May 12, 2016 at 2:42 PM
Ela May 12, 2016 at 3:06 PM


Cheryl May 12, 2016 at 4:14 PM

Squeeee!!!!! I received my IPSY bag today. Really cool looking envelope style makeup bag, small contour brush, epice hydrating mask , Biossance moisturizing concentrate, Smashbox x-rated mascara, and last but not least Hikari shimmer bronzer, that I know I’m going to have to find a tutorial on to use correctly!! ;)

Now after I cool off from my run, I’m going back to TBATS, which I am really loving. Beautiful writing!!

bev May 12, 2016 at 7:16 PM

MichelleS & Ela, I’m really enjoying this book.
I snorted at “That’s probably it,”I say, barely succeeding at keeping a straight face. “Just support his magic a bit more.”

bev May 12, 2016 at 7:16 PM

There has got to be a Kleypas fan who can be as excited as I on here.

DG May 12, 2016 at 8:32 PM

Yay Grace! You love HIM too!!!! HE was the bow-chicks-wow-wow!

DG May 12, 2016 at 8:46 PM

‘I stepped out of my house, clad only in a pair of jeans and nothing else, and slowly started towards my neighbor’s house.’ Jack & Coke by Lani Lynn Vale

R. Renee May 12, 2016 at 8:53 PM

It’s Thursday? Woops.

He kisses me hard, insistently, a promise of more to come. Emma Scott, Unbreakable

Fabi May 12, 2016 at 8:54 PM

“THE DOOR closed with a quiet click that echoed through my skull as though it had been slammed shut.”
A Kind of Truth by Lane Hayes

The first line maybe doesn’t do it justice. For lovers of mm romance and music or rock star themes, this one is top notch. The book and the audio version are both excellent. I was not able to pull myself away from this for even a few minutes. I had to read it from front to back without pause.

That’s why my FLT is so late…I’ve been reading all day.

Michelle May 12, 2016 at 9:07 PM

FLT – “Lesson number one in making a deal with the devil… never trust the devil.” Midnight Star by Karpov Kinrade

Amy, I’m finishing up and then onto The Empty Jar tomorrow. Per Ela, I’m ready for a SOBBBBBBIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNGGGGGG FEST OF A BOOK! It’s all in CAPS now. It’s serious death club reading material.

Grace May 12, 2016 at 10:09 PM

I did, I DID! I was blown away by that first meeting! Utterly coolest fantasy first meeting ever! Then he just kept getting better and better! Not a fun bum fan, but they had me laughing quickly so it was relatively…painless. Ugh.

On to Undecided! Go me!

bev May 12, 2016 at 10:52 PM

Finished. I really liked it, loved Crosbie.

Amy May 12, 2016 at 11:17 PM

Finished Slammer.


*scratches head*

Yeahhhhhh…it was a no-go for me. I’m with ya, Tessa. The first half was enjoyable for the most part, nothing spectacular but still kind of fun. The last half though was just…awkward. I honestly can’t say I would recommend it. :? I know that sounds harsh, but there it is.


Grace May 13, 2016 at 2:16 AM

Freaking loving Undecided! It’s got such delicious buildup! Which seems to only continue building. 54% in and enjoying every second of it.

Lisa May 13, 2016 at 3:17 AM

First line Friday….and this one’s for Amy….
‘Flesh was a strange color for nail polish’.
The Player & the Pixie by Penny Reid & L Cosway.

Cheryl May 13, 2016 at 6:16 AM

Ooo…kay, guess I’m not reading Slammer next. Have to look at my tbr list and the one’s rec’s above (TEIW, Undecided), or one of the new releases Maryse will post today. I just know I. AM. NOT. reading the SOB FEST ONE!!

Grace May 13, 2016 at 6:42 AM

LOL Cheryl! I’m no longer looking forward to Slammer now myself. Both Undecided and TEIW were really good. You won’t go wrong with either one.

Grey May 13, 2016 at 7:34 AM

Yep, Amy… see… I wanted to warn you. Tessa and I both hated it.

bev May 13, 2016 at 8:03 AM

Who gets a little freaked when it is a Friday the 13th?

bev May 13, 2016 at 8:05 AM

Stay strong against the death book, Cheryl.

Ela May 13, 2016 at 8:57 AM


Grace May 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM

It is Friday the 13th – thanks for pointing that out! I’m too big a baby to read the death book no matter how much Ela or any death clubbers loved the sobbing…. So I’m reading Evil by Tijan instead. Released today. Perfect!

Amy May 13, 2016 at 10:18 AM

See, the issue I had with Slammer wasn’t necessarily the direction it took or how it ended, it was the writing. The sequence of events *could* have been pulled off if written the right way. It just seemed…amateurish, I guess? Amateurish and awkward.

Damn, I sound like a snobbish book b!tch. :?

Amy May 13, 2016 at 10:21 AM

Oooooh, guys! I just was that Evil by Tijan is paranormal…I might just squirrel!!!! :D

Tessa May 13, 2016 at 1:48 PM

Michelle, we were reading the same author? We really are book twins.

Tessa May 13, 2016 at 1:48 PM

Amy! Exactly. By the the that book was done I should have been in ugly tears. Instead I was juat uncomgortable. Then I was angry that I wasn’t sad. Now to look at Evil. The little releases she did had me hooked. However, I’m still in Florida, so…

Tessa May 13, 2016 at 1:50 PM

Juat uncomgortable? Really phone? Really?

Amy May 13, 2016 at 2:32 PM

Tessa is drunk already!!! LOL!!!!! :P

Tessa May 13, 2016 at 2:37 PM

Lol. Tonight I will be.

Maryse May 13, 2016 at 2:43 PM

Backtracking… the comments look SO very fun!!! But I have no idea what’s happening. LOL!

Maryse May 13, 2016 at 2:47 PM

Sometimes Amy, and Tessa, it’s good to get a “writing-perspective-feel” from readers, ya know? And I’m glad you say it, when you come across it.

I know what you’re saying as that has happened to me before (often the cause of my DNF). Good story, lots of promise, but something choppy or just… not smooth, about the writing. And I just can’t become invested.

Maryse May 13, 2016 at 2:51 PM

Friday the 13th excites me! It’s an excuse to watch or read horror!!! YAY!! :D

Maryse May 13, 2016 at 3:12 PM


I just got mine today. Mine was the blue envelope make up bag? What color was yours Cheryl? I wanted pink, but I’m good with anything Ipsy decides for me.

I got the Neutrogena lip crayon/balm (in that almond nude color) and it suits me perfectly. My lips feel so nice right now and it’s just enough neutral color to feel pretty.

I got the Smashbox mascara. I can’t wait to try it, but NOTHING surpasses my Yves St Laurent Effets Faux Cils although I’m always game to try a new one.

I got that really EXPENSIVE lip balm (and I’m a lip balm addict so they can NEVER go wrong with me when it comes to those). I lip balm all day and right before bed, if I don’t already have lipstick on). The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Lip Balm

And i did get the hydrating mask too, and i’m totally using it tonight during my bubble bath!!! :D Is that TMI? *snort* :P

I got the umm… the eyeshadow trio that is SO pretty. Perfect neutral beiges and browns that I can blend to perfection. I haven’t tried it yet. Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow Trio <— I can’t wait for tomorrow so I can try this (I already have makeup on right now).

Maryse May 13, 2016 at 3:51 PM

Okay I just one-clicked Undecided. You guys have absolutely decided for me.

Michelle May 13, 2016 at 9:04 PM

It’s Friday the 13th – I didn’t even realize but that explains why I’m just getting home after an explosion of crazy today with all the puppies and kitties!

Got the Tijan book since KU but committed to The Empty Jar…except too tired tonight so it will have to wait until tomorrow.

Tessa, great minds and all…

Amy May 13, 2016 at 10:22 PM

UGH!! No Ipsy talk from me ’cause I didn’t get the fun stuff I wanted.

*eyes Maryse’s Neutrogena lip crayon* Like that one!!!

I got the blue bag as well. I also got the Smashbox X-Rated mascara (I’ve tried it before and really liked it, but you’re right about the YSL mascara…YOU are the one who actually got me hooked on it ;) ) and the hydrating mask.

I got an INSPR Beauty eye fluff (*snort*) brush, but it’s bent from being in the bag!

I also got 3 SOO AE collagen sheet masks (???) and a full-size Hikari shimmer bronzer, but I’m pretty loyal to my Anastasia contour kit and my MAC blushes (Blushbaby, Buff, Melba, and Cheek Pollen…Sunbasque if I’m feeling REALLY adventurous) for my cheeks and I’m not big on bronzers since I’m more fair skinned than not.

Wowwwwww…don’t I sound like an ungrateful little snot!!!

Amy May 13, 2016 at 10:55 PM

A little late but…

That is a GREAT first line, Lisa!!! :D

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