Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – May 23rd 2017

by Maryse on May 23, 2017 · 114 comments

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WEDNESDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! TWO HIGHLY ANTICIPATED BOOKS (in 2 different genres) JUST WENT LIVE!! LIVE LIVE LIVE Ruckus (Sinners of Saint Book 3) and super-bargain priced too! ➔➔➔➔➔➔

…and I KNOW so many of my fellow readers LOVED “Vicious (Sinners of Saint)“. P.S. “Vicious” was just featured on one of my recent blog posts as a HUGE reader recommendation!

Tessa: YEAH! Dean’s story!

Kelly: Visious is one of my fave’s this year. Great bully book

AND!!!! PSYCH THRILLER ALERT!! I JUST REALIZED THAT The Roses of May (The Collector Trilogy Book 2) by Dot Hutchison IS LIVE!!!! ➔➔➔➔➔➔➔

This is book #2 after The Butterfly Garden (The Collector Trilogy Book 1) (which I read a few months ago and it’s currently bargain priced!! Remember?? HE COLLECTS (*ahem* KIDNAPS) GIRLS and treats them as his “butterfly collection” in his “garden”… eek *shudders*

HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!!!! And that one to the left (Hold Back the Stars: A Novel) gave me the ultimate blurb-jolt. I am DYING to read this. Is that blurb literal? Or figurative. Ahhhh I don’t care, it sounds like it’s going to be intense, and poignant, and thrilling. MINE!!!

And there are more that have that “mine” quality to ‘em. ;) Like: Somebody Else’s Sky (Okay it’s actually from yesterday’s earlybird release list) but the more feedback I’m getting on this series, the more desperately I want to read it!!!!!!!!), Ensnared (in the sci-fi section, but it sounds so good… a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast), Down & Dirty (Football star splashed her on her way to her interview…), Just One Touch (she escapes the cult she was raised in and meets him…), Cheater’s Regret (domestic bliss until he cheats on her…), Sexy Stranger (I love it when strangers are stranded together!). P.S. Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s 14 Earlybird Book Releases, ’cause there are a few on there that are officially on my TBR list, too.

BUT FIRST! I’m not squirreling from my four book options that I posted yesterday, and it seems appears I’m going back in time (by which, I mean an older release) and so many have voted for Sustained!!!

Julie: I vote for Sustained. Loved it Maryse!

Kate: Sustained was so good! It had me laughing out loud and was very sweet.

Jan: Maryse I vote you read Sustained. It’s really fun, sweet and sexy.

Sharon: I read Sustained at the beach. It had me laughing like a lunatic! Loved the entire series! Now back to my current obsession!

Maryse: Wow SO many for Sustained!!! Okay I need a good laugh after that heartache I just went through.

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

AUDIOBOOK L:DVERS

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

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans all of your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!
  1. Three Wishes by Kristen Ashley
  2. Cheater’s Regret: Curious Liaisons, Book 2 by Rachel Van Dyken
  3. Real Dirty: The Real Dirty Duet, Book 1 by Meghan March
  4. Real Sexy: The Real Dirty Duet, Book 2 by Meghan March
  5. Dating-ish: Knitting in the City, Book 6 by Penny Reid
  6. Buns: Hudson Valley, Book 3 by Alice Clayton
  7. Sex in the Sticks: A Love Hurts Novel by Sawyer Bennett
  8. The Stars Are Fire: A Novel by Anita Shreve
  9. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
  10. Working It: Metropolis Series, Book 2 by Riley Hart <— M/M ROMANCE!!
  11. Pennies: Dollar, Volume 1 by Pepper Winters
  12. Dollars: Volume 2 by Pepper Winters
           

 

BARGAINS & READER RECOMMENDATIONS (NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order. Sales listed are for Amazon U.S., however some of the Amazon UK links also reflect the sale!):

Alabama Amy:  I took a chance on a book that has a somewhat “controversial” title for some readers and was pleasantly surprised. CHEATER by Rachel Van Dyken was VERY good. I expected to fully hate the hero but I just couldn’t. Now I’m not saying he’s perfect, but I really liked him in the end. Avery was a total firecracker and gave the hero so much hell. I genuinely laughed out loud at least 10 times reading this. ****NOT REALLY A SPOILER JUST A HEADS UP ALERT**** For those who hate cheating the cheating in question was a past mistake. Now he does have EXTREME manwhore issues but nothing “bad” happened involving his relationship with the heroine in this regard. I’ve read a coupl of titles by this author but this was definitely the best I’ve read. Will definitely check out a few more. It’s perfect for someone looking for a romantic comedy with great characters.
  • Sunshine by Robin McKinley <— OHHHH THIS SOUNDS SO GOOD!! And it’s super-bargain priced today. The new post-apocalyptic world after vampires become known, and she just wants to get away for awhile… “She drove out to her family’s old lakeside cabin and sat on the porch, swinging her feet and enjoying the silence and the silver moonlight on the water. She never heard them coming. Of course, you don’t when they’re vampires.
  • The Summer of Us: A Romance Anthology <— MULTIPLE AUTHORS & FOR A GREAT CAUSE! Plus it’s super-bargain priced!
  • Craving BAD: An Anthology of Bad Boys and Wicked Girls (Craving Series Book 1) <— SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED ANTHOLOGY ALERT!! “Eleven stories of sinfully seductive bad boys and scandalously wild bad girls—all ready to ignite your deepest desires by letting you experience the daring side of romance. A blackmailing hacker. An infamous cage fighter. The Sergeant at Arms of a criminal MC. They’re breaking bad with shameless temptation…and they are downright irresistible.”
  • The MacKenzies (The MacKenzie Family) by Liliana Hart <— LILIANA HART BOOK BUNDLE ALERT!!! And it’s super-bargain priced! “Enjoy the first five MacKenzie stories in one volume!”
Catherine: Absolutely love the MacKenzie series..they’re almost like a cross of my two favorite book series. Rough Riders by Lorelei James and Master of Menage by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake. You’ve got the intrigue of MoM and the kinship/large family of RR. Though there is that in MoM…but I feel it most in the other series…I sat there going..I love families like the Mackenzies

Sharon: I dropped EVERYTHING for Somebody Else’s Sky – I am engrossed and love it! I hate that it’s a cliffhanger, but it’s almost sweeter, angstier having to wait!

Amy: …anyone else keep hearing the song Black whenever you see the title Somebody Else’s Sky?

“I know someday you’ll have a beautiful life
I know you’ll be a star, in somebody else’s sky
But why, why, why can’t it be, why can’t it be mine?”
GAH!! That song always gives me a lump in my throat…

Nay: Amy–I’m reading Somebody Else’s Sky and the heroine *just* mentioned that song! I LURVE this series!

Amy: Really?!? So there IS a connection between the book and song! *sigh* The song makes me all nostalgic. Maybe it’s just because it reminds me of a boyfriend I had from age 16 to 17. We won’t talk about the fact he was almost 20 when we met… *giggle*

Nay: Yes, Amy! That’s where the title came from!! I don’t want to say too much to give anything away, but the heroine’s interest/connection to the song is explained in the first book. Sharon–me too!

    

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN

  1. Wen (VLG Book 6) by Laurann Dohner <— SHE’S HUMAN & HE CAN’T MATE HER… “The petite blonde he fell for as a young VampLycan is still beautiful—and all human. Though Gerri’s always been the one he longs to be with, Wen can’t mate her. After the death of his brother, Wen was forced to assume the duties of firstborn, which include mating another VampLycan. But he needs a human to pull off his current mission for his clan…
  2. Cry Wolf (Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by Leighann Dobbs and Traci Douglass
  3. How Knot To Marry A Vampire: A Nocturne Falls Universe story by Laurie London
  4. The Billionaire Dragon’s Secret Son (Howls Romance) by Harmony Raines
  5. The Silver Spider: A Dragon Shifter Urban Fantasy Steampunk Romance (Dragon, Stone & Steam Book 2) by Emma Alisyn
  6. A Dragon Speaks Her Name: A Nocturne Falls Universe story by Kira Nyte
  7. The Doctor Falls For Her Gargoyle: A Nocturne Falls Universe story by Cate Dean
  8. Foreseen (Suoja Guild Book 2) by AJ Anders
  9. The Last Lullaby (The Spellsinger Book 1) by Amy Sumida
  10. Dominion (Gods and Slaves Series Book 1) by Nicholas Bella <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!
  11. Ensnared by Rita Stradling <— A SCI-FI FUTURISTIC RETELLING OF BEAUTY & THE BEAST!To save her father from a five year prison sentence, Alainn takes Rose’s place. She says goodbye to the sun and goes to live in a tower no human is allowed to enter. She becomes the prisoner of a man no human is allowed to see. Believing that a life of servitude lies ahead, Alainn finds a very different fate awaits her in the company of the strange, scarred recluse...”
  12. Jordan: Paranormal Shifter Fated Mate Galactic SciFi Military Romance (Interstellar Alphas Book 3) by Mandy M. Roth
  13. The Romeo Catchers (The Casquette Girls Series Book 2) by Alys Arden
  14. Gone With The Ghost (Murder By Design Book 1) by Erin McCarthy
  15. Outfoxed: A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance: Gemini by Melissa Snark
  16. Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices Book 2) by Cassandra Clare
  17. Surrender the Dark by Tibby Armstrong <— M/M ROMANCE VAMPIRE KING ALERT!!
  18. Mark of Truth (Wicked Kingdoms Book 1) by Graceley Knox
  19. Blaze: Volume 3: A Dragon Romance (Dark Kings) by Donna Grant
  20. The Devil of Dating by N.L. Gervasio
                   

 

CONTEMPORARY

  1. Hold Back the Stars: A Novel by Katie Khan <— HOLY MOLY MINE!!!!!! THIS BLURB CHILLS ME AND THRILLS ME!!! “Trapped in the vast void of space, Carys and Max have only ninety minutes of oxygen left to live. None of this was supposed to happen. After a freak accident, Carys and Max are left adrift in space with nothing to hold onto but each other. As they fall, they can’t help but look back at the world they left behind…
  2. From the Start: An American Valor Novel by Cheryl Etchison <— A NO STRINGS SUMMER FLING WITH A MILITARY MAN ALERT! ”Kacie Morgan has had her fill of arrogant military men since the last one left her with a shattered heart and one heck of a career rut. Now, with her prestigious fellowship starting in the fall, all she has to do is survive the summer–and her little sister’s wedding...”
  3. Real Sexy (Real Dirty Duet Book 2) by Meghan March <— NASHVILLE STAR DUET CONCLUSION ALERT! “In Nashville, stars are a dime a dozen. I swore I’d never get caught up with one, but Boone Thrasher made a liar out of me…”
  4. Personal Delivery (Billionaire Secrets Book 1) by Ainsley Booth
  5. Frosted (Frosted Series Book 1) by Taylor Rose
  6. Excess Baggage by Laura Barnard
  7. The Darkest Corner (Gravediggers Book 1) by Liliana Hart <— HE’S A DISAVOWED EX-BLACK OPS AGENT ON A MISSION & SHE’S A MORTICIAN… “Tess Sherman is the only mortician in Last Stop, Texas. She has no idea how Deacon Tucker ended up in her funeral home, but she’ll eat her hat if he’s only a funeral home assistant. Deacon is dangerous, deadly, and gorgeous. And she knows her attraction to him can only end in heartache…
  8. Hold Me: A Stark Ever After Novella by J. Kenner
  9. Down & Dirty by Tracy Wolff <— FOOTBALL STAR SPLASHED HER ON HE WAY TO HER INTERVIEW……Talk about bad first impressions. I have too much riding on this job to show up late on my first day looking like the winner of a wet T-shirt contest, all thanks to an arrogant quarterback who drives like he owns the road. Hunter Browning thinks that because he’s famous, he can fix everything with a smile and a wave of his hand…”
  10. Blood Oath (Sawbones) by Melissa Lenhardt <— I WANT TO READ BOOK #1 BADLY and here is #2!! “Blood Oath is the second novel in a gripping historical fiction series.”
  11. Still Waters by Patricia Haley-Glass
  12. Feel Me: An O’Brien Family Novel (The O’Brien Family) by Cecy Robson
  13. Falcon’s Way by Nona Raines
  14. One Good Reason by Michelle Maris
  15. Just One Touch: A Slow Burn Novel (Slow Burn Novels) by Maya Banks <— MAYA BANKS ALERT! SHE’S BEEN RAISED IN A CULT AND HAS HEALING ABILITIES... “When a terrified young woman tries to steal the SUV of Devereaux Security’s toughest recruit, Isaac’s anger quickly turns into a strange sort of protectiveness for the beautiful, bruised stranger. But when they are caught in a firestorm of bullets and Isaac is hit, he’s sure the end is near, until Jenna touches him and closes his wounds…”
  16. Looks Like Trouble to Me – UNCUT (Bad Boys Need Love, Too Book 1) by Calinda B
  17. Believing Again (Finding Your Place Book 3) by Rebecca Barber
  18. Fire (The Diamond Club Book 0) by Calinda B
  19. No Regrets by Patricia Haley-Glass
  20. Fighting for Redemption (The Elite Book 4) by Nicole Flockton
  21. Buns (The Hudson Valley Series Book 3) by Alice Clayton <— ALICE CLAYTON ALERT!! SHE’S REBRANDING HIS HOTEL & SHE LIKES HIS STICKY BUNS…  ;)Archie Bryant, the man with the Buns, is fifth generation and one-day-owner of the charming yet run-down Bryant Mountain House in Bailey Falls, New York. He’s determined to save his family’s legacy from the wrecking ball the old-fashioned way—by gritting his teeth and doing what needs to be done. There’s no way Archie will be influenced by the new hotel branding expert his father brought in to turn one hundred and fifty years of tradition on its head just to attract a faster, younger, slicker crowd. But when some of Clara’s ideas start bringing in new, paying customers, Archie can’t deny that she may have just given him a shot at keeping his resort open...”
  22. Craving His Command – A Doms Of Genesis Novella by Jenna Jacob
  23. Dream of Me: Delos Series 4B1 by Lindsay McKennna
  24. Ruger (Demented Souls Book 1) by Melissa Stevens
  25. Her Will by Sarah Stein
  26. Cheater’s Regret (Curious Liaisons Book 2) by Rachel Van Dyken <— RACHEL VAN DYKEN’S LATEST!! DOMESTIC BLISS BUT THEN HE CHEATED ON HER…Thatch Holloway, a plastic surgeon straight out of residency, knows he ruined the best thing that ever happened to him. But not all cheaters are created equal. He got himself into this messed-up situation—true—but he has his reasons for what happened, and he’d do it all again to protect Austin. He’s not over her. And she’s not over him...”
  27. The Disappearance of Lady Edith (The Undaunted Debutantes Book 1) by Christina McKnight
  28. The Dangerous Thief (Stolen Hearts Book 3) by Mallory Crowe
  29. Sweet Matchmaker (Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Series Book 2) by Jean Oram
  30. Exes and Hos: A Romantic Comedy by Danielle Jamie
  31. Deadly Seduction (New York State Trooper Series Book 6) by Jen Talty
  32. Falling Hard (The Blackhawk Boys Book 4) by Lexi Ryan <— FOOTBALL STAR & A FORMER ACTRESS ALERT!!
  33. Grand Slam (The Boys of Summer) by Heidi McLaughlin <— BASEBALL STAR ALERT!!…She should be just another face in the crowd, but I can’t stop thinking about the one night we spent together-and her look of regret the morning after...”
  34. In the Heir (Westerly Billionaire Series Book 1) by Ruth Cardello
  35. Tough Love by Max Henry
  36. Dirty Talk, Blissful Surrender by Opal Carew
  37. Set Us Free (Bound Forever Book 2) by M.R. Leahy
  38. Distant Illusions (The Safeguard Series, Book Three) by Kennedy Layne
  39. Boots & Leather (Ugly Stick Saloon Book 3) by Myla Jackson and Elle James
  40. Casey (American Extreme Bull Riders Tour Book 3) by Kelly Hunter <— BULL RIDER ALERT!! HE wants the championship… “T.J. Casey walked away from his rightful place in last year’s bull riding finals in order to bury his father. His sponsors are gone, but he’s back to stake his claim. He wants the buckle, sure, but he also wants the woman who treats her bucking bulls like lambs.
  41. Intoxication: Blue Line Book Three by Brandy Ayers
  42. The Matrimonial Flirtations of Emma Kaulfield: A novel by Anna Fishbeyn
  43. Tracking You (A Redwood Ridge Romance) by Kelly Moran
  44. Sexy Stranger by Kendall Ryan <— KENDALL RYAN’S LATEST!!! SHE’S STRANDED WITH HIM! ”He’s rude. Arrogant. And too hot to handle. And she’s stranded with him for an entire week.
  45. Walkout: (novella 4.5) (Hawks MC: Caroline Springs Charter) by Lila Rose
  46. Abiding Hope: A Novel: Healing Ruby Book 4 by Jennifer H. Westall
  47. Ray of New (Ray #6) by E. L. Todd
  48. Master of Solitude (Mountain Masters & Dark Haven Book 8) by Cherise Sinclair <— CHERISE SINCLAIR’S LATEST BDSM ROMANCE!!! He’s an ex-Navy Seal, HER NEW NEIGHBOR and he rejected her…Since childhood, Mallory McCabe has dreamed of falling in love with a hero. And then one saves her life. He’s honest…and blunt. Deadly, but filled with pain. Overpowering, yet ever so gentle with her. Oh yes, she’s found her hero. Taking him to her bed is simply…right. As is losing her heart. How could she have known he’d want nothing more to do with her? His indifference hurts. She vows to forget him…then he buys the land next to hers...”
  49. Meet Me At Sunrise (Destined for Love: Europe) by Lucinda Whitney
  50. All I Ask by Elizabeth York
  51. Double Coverage: A Memphis Knights Football Romance by S.J. Noble
  52. This is the End, Baby (War & Peace Book 7) by K Webster <— K. WEBSTER DARK READ ALERT!!! “***This is the seventh and final book in the series. First six books must be read in order to fully understand this story line. THIS STORY IS A NOVELLA AND SHORTER THAN THE REST.***”
  53. Taken By The MC (Penetrators MC Book 1) by Devyn Douglas
  54. World Tour (Rocking The Pop Star Book 2) by L.V. Lewis
  55. NUDES: A Hollywood Romance (Exposed Book 1) by Sarah Robinson <— FAMOUS HEARTBREAK ALERT! “I knew better. I knew not to trust another Hollywood heartthrob with a reputation like his. He was my boss and became my ruin. I should have stayed far away from him. Ben Lawson promised me the world. He even promised me his heart. But he destroyed everything–my heart, my career, us…”
  56. Gettin’ Hard (Single Ladies’ Travel Agency Book 1) by Carina Wilder
  57. Topless (Topless Club Book 1) by Tiffinie Helmer
  58. Chance At Redemption (Madison Square Book 3) by Samatha Harris
  59. Begin Again by Kathryn Kelly
  60. Infinite Us by Eden Butler <— LOVE IS TIMELESS ALERT!!!Love is timeless… Nash Nation loves zeroes and ones, over-sized monitors and late office hours. He’s too busy taking over the world to make time for relationships—that is, until his new neighbor Willow O’Bryant barges into his life, and now Nash can’t shake the feeling that this isn’t the first time she’s interrupted his world. Then, the dreams start. And in the dreams—memories…”
  61. Wilde Horses (Born to Be Wilde) by Jannine Gallant
  62. Rodeo Heat by Desiree Holt
  63. Love Me Now (Mystic Point) by Cate Tayler
  64. When Words Fail (Mile High Romance Book 9) by Aria Grace <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!

                                                             

 

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

  1. Loving Jade: Flynn’s story – Riverstone Estate Series – standalone by Roya Carmen – May 25th 2017
  2. A Girl Like Me (Like Us Book 2) by Ginger Scott – May 26th 2017
  3. White Hot: A Hidden Legacy Novel by Ilona Andrews – May 30th 2017
  4. Shadow Reaper (A Shadow Rider Novel) by Christine Feehan - May 30th 2017
  5. The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense by Dean Koontz – May 30th 2017
  6. Wrecked: LOST Series #6 by Cynthia Eden - May 30th 2017
  7. Blaze: A Dragon Romance (Dark Kings) by Donna Grant - May 30th 2017
  8. When It’s Real by Erin Watt - May 30th 2017
  9. Hundreds (Dollar Book 3) by Pepper Winters - May 30th 2017
  10. Thousands (Dollar Book 4) by Pepper Winters - May 30th 2017
  11. Millions (Dollar Book 5) by Pepper Winters - May 30th 2017
  12. Rock Wild (Rock Candy Book 3) by Virna DePaul - May 30th 2017
  13. The Watcher by Bella Jewel - May 30th 2017
  14. Turn Me Loose (Alpha Ops) by Anne Calhoun - May 30th 2017
  15. Shacking Up by Helena Hunting - May 30th 2017
  16. Come Sundown by Nora Roberts - May 30th 2017
  17. I’m Only Here for the Beard (The Dixie Wardens Rejects Book 4) by Lani Lynn Vale – May 31st 2017

              

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Ela May 23, 2017 at 6:33 AM

Morning everyone! Great list Maryse! I’m still listening to,KA’s Complicated and I have to say the narrators are throwing me off!

Maryse May 23, 2017 at 7:30 AM

Oh oh… that’s no fun…

Leslie M May 23, 2017 at 7:31 AM

Bad narrators ruin an audiobook. ☹

Grey May 23, 2017 at 8:07 AM

Morning everyone!

Ela May 23, 2017 at 8:17 AM

The guy isn’t bad but what’s funny is he changes his voice when a female character is talking during his chapters….I was lmao when I was listening to a sex scene from his POV….him trying to sound like the h. Now when it’s the h’s chapters, I like her narrator but she too changes voices for other characters but I can tolerate it…

Leslie M May 23, 2017 at 8:43 AM

Nudes sounds so good!

“Nudes” the book title…NOT me being nude…..that is opposite of good.

bev May 23, 2017 at 8:44 AM

I’m telling you guys….Lin Manuel Miranda. The best narrator.

Ela May 23, 2017 at 8:56 AM

Now I’m picturing Leslie posing for nude photos….thanks for that! Now you HAVE to send me a picture WITH CLOTHES so that I can go back to NOT thinking of your nudes!

bev is he the one that does IAD?

Leslie M May 23, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Ela, I can assure you that no nude photos of me exist. Even back in my young & thin days.

Leslie M May 23, 2017 at 9:07 AM

Bev, I forgot to tell you. I got the list for the required summer reading for my son’s school and Aristotle & Dante was first on list! The theme is “hero’s”…..I thought that book was a YA m/m romance like Simon?

bev May 23, 2017 at 9:20 AM
bev May 23, 2017 at 9:21 AM

It is Leslie. I think it is awesome it is under that category.

I can still send it out to others.

Tessa May 23, 2017 at 10:24 AM

Something went glitch with those Pepper Winter books. I have Hundreds already, and I have no clue when the next two are due to be released.

White Hot. Well, I need to re-read the first book. It’s been a while. (Oh no. Poor me. I have to read an Ilona Andrews. :P )

Leslie M May 23, 2017 at 10:41 AM

Bev, he is adorable! I have no idea what most of the narrators look like.

Lisa Aiello May 23, 2017 at 11:53 AM

Just have to say – I am loving Without Words. For those of you who like broken heroes (and relatively silent ones at that), this one is for you!!! HE had some type of brain injury/accident and it’s difficult for him to speak still. But she doesn’t know that and thinks he’s just standoffish and can’t figure out why he doesn’t communicate well with her and often just runs away from it!!!

R. Renee May 23, 2017 at 11:54 AM

*raises hand* Thanks Lisa!

Leslie M May 23, 2017 at 12:45 PM

Lisa, that sounds really good. Would you say its depressing?? I hate overly sad books. But I do like broken H’s such as Archer’s Voice & Rush. Think its along same line as those?

Btw…the cover is HAWT!!

bev May 23, 2017 at 1:27 PM

Sounds good Lisa.

Amy May 23, 2017 at 1:59 PM

Hold Back the Stars…HOLY. MOLY. I’ve already screwed up my reading challenges for the month of May so I might as well read HBTS next. That blurb has me by the ovaries and I am SO in. :D

Maryse, I agree…if you need lighthearted after GSH then you should probably go with Sustained. Female of the Species can wait until you’re ready for something a little heavier. ;)

Amy May 23, 2017 at 2:02 PM

Oh Lisa, that sounds wonderful. *sigh*

By the way, I’m dying here over the title and cover for Buns. *snorrrrrrrt!*

Ela May 23, 2017 at 2:08 PM

LORD OF SHADOWS BY CASSANDRA CLARE RELEASED, DID I MISS IT UP IN THE LIST?

MichelleS May 23, 2017 at 3:10 PM

I am sticking to my plan, ladies, and I am NOT going to be swayed by all those new titles up there… even if they have headless torsos – ripped abs – nope! I am finishing The Chosen (BDB #15) and then moving on to the next for my TBR or challenges. I will not look …. shiny…. pretty…. squirrel… no no no. I have self control!

Tessa May 23, 2017 at 3:31 PM

It should be on the list. I just realized it wasn’t. I requested it from the library and I was the second requester. The person who requested first already has the book. lol I love how that series has a kid with autism, but it’s never said. Literally, the symptoms are there, but no diagnoses on purpose.

Jean May 23, 2017 at 3:42 PM

Lisa! You had me at “broken”……I NEED THAT BOOK!!!

I read The Darkest Corner over the weekend and really liked it and was lucky enough to have the author send me the 2nd book already (Gone to Dust) which I am liking even more than the first one!

Cheryl May 23, 2017 at 3:52 PM

Amy, has me craving buns now…the cinnamon kind with lots of icing!! ;)

Cheryl May 23, 2017 at 3:57 PM

That sounded wrong. Amy doesn’t have me craving cinnamon buns, the book Buns does!!

Grey May 23, 2017 at 5:01 PM

Nudes, the book… (See Leslie, that’s how you’re supposed to do it, *giggle*, see what I did there?) Looks very interesting… Must. Stop. Talking.

I’m with Maryse and Amy, shocker… Hold Back the Stars… Omph, pretzel tummy.

That Three Wishes by Kristen Ashley book is GORGEOUS!!!

I’m trying to hold off on the series books until they’re completed, just because I read so many and then forget the details and need to reread before the next book comes out to jog my memory, but there’s a couple of them in this list that are making me squirrelly…

Maryse May 23, 2017 at 5:45 PM

Whenever I see that Buns book, I think of that Anaconda song from Nicki Minaj.

“My anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns, hun”

*blush*. I can’t believe I just copied and pasted that.

Kathy P May 23, 2017 at 5:50 PM

On Amy Harmon’s Facebook page, she posted that she read Eden Butler’s Infinite Us and highly recommended it. So for only .99 I thought I would pick it up.

bev May 23, 2017 at 5:50 PM

Hey, my mind went to Sir Mix a Lot. At least you’re current.

bev May 23, 2017 at 5:51 PM

Jean I almost inadvertently started a rumor that you joined Match.com on GR.

Maryse May 23, 2017 at 5:52 PM

LOL MichelleS!!!!!

I know… my squirrel is strong, but I’m sticking to my 4 at the top of my TBR list. And maybe that one pictured at the top left of this post. ;)

Maryse May 23, 2017 at 5:53 PM

Thank you Ela!!!!! Adding it now! :D

Tessa May 23, 2017 at 5:57 PM

Lol You both are referencing Sir Mix a lit. He sings that part 8n the Nikki Minaj song too.

Tessa May 23, 2017 at 5:58 PM

Lot*

Maryse May 23, 2017 at 5:59 PM

I LOVE heavy though, Amy!!! LOVE!!

But yeah… I do love funny-sweet too. ;) Sustained it is for sure!

Lauren May 23, 2017 at 6:02 PM

This Man (This Man Trilogy Book 1) by Jodi Ellen Malpas is on super sale for $1.99!!!
The Viper (Untamed Hearts Book 1) by Kele Moon is $.99!!

Lauren May 23, 2017 at 6:06 PM

OMG!!! The Bad Boy Reformed Series, Books 1-3: Raising Ryann, Resisting Ryann, and Breaking Ryann by Alyssa Rae Taylor is on SUPER SALE for $1.99!!!! ALL 3 BOOKS!!!!

Tessa May 23, 2017 at 6:20 PM

Do I want Hearts Recaptured, Thief, All the Stars in the Sky, or Light Shadows?

Maryse May 23, 2017 at 6:20 PM

LOL bev! Sir Mix a Lot is in my “buns” mix, too. ;)

Maryse May 23, 2017 at 6:21 PM

Tessa is even more current than us, bev!!! I didn’t even know that. I like it!! :D

Tessa May 23, 2017 at 6:26 PM

:P It’s music. Though the difference as far as lyrics is huge. One is about a guy who likes Erm, big buns. The other about a girl who has Erm steam for drugs. :/

bev May 23, 2017 at 7:27 PM

And just to be clear Lisa is referring to the Without Words by Ellen O’Connell, do not be surprised by the western looking cover. Just click.

bev May 23, 2017 at 10:43 PM

I keep thinking about if the ladies here made Match.com profiles about what they like in book heroes.

Jean: Looking for a man with a body of steel but a glass heart who likes to play Nurse and patient.

Amy: Must have tatoos but no beard. Looking for a man to fall deeply in love with and who is not afraid to die in the end.

Milissa Davis May 23, 2017 at 11:04 PM

Jean what did you do to get gone to dust?

Jan May 24, 2017 at 12:11 AM

LOL bev!

Jan: Looking for a tall, muscled alpha with long dark hair led back in a queue. Must look good in a puffy shirt, hint of manly chest hair showing. Able to rip bodices open with one hand.

R. Renee May 24, 2017 at 12:22 AM

Mine is: Must be tall, really tall, even though I’m 5 ft. Must have intelligent sense of humor. Must have intelligence. No beard, scruff okay. Tats? Whatever. Brown hair preferred over blonde, black hair on exception. Must be thin with light “everyday” muscles. No bulk. Boyish facial features = bonus. Needs manners. Experienced in bed, but has never had sex with anyone else. Amazing cook of zero calorie meals. Rides unicorns, farts diamonds, and bleeds chocolate. And most importantly, LOVES talking about books.

Lisa Aiello May 24, 2017 at 7:06 AM

No No No – Lisa is referring to Without Words a new one just out by Delancey Stewart…and it has a hot hot hot cover :D

Ela May 24, 2017 at 8:27 AM

OH I like this game! And Damn Robin YOU got it all covered, however, I would add that he cooks, cleans, and does laundry!

Ela May 24, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Oh you got “he cooks” covered…. Ok then I would add he loves taking me designer brand shopping and of course is a multi billionaire! I wouldn’t mind THE piercing and some tats but not too much…just classy enough….*snickers*

Oh Robin….were you talking about JD in that profile???

R. Renee May 24, 2017 at 8:32 AM

LOL I’d say that’s a fairly accurate description, right? Although JD has a beard sometimes and on him, I’ll make an exception.

bev May 24, 2017 at 8:34 AM

You ladies are a delight. :)

Except R, I’d totally be all “You know those are fart diamonds she wears, right?”

R. Renee May 24, 2017 at 8:35 AM

From Josh’s a$$! :roll:

Ela May 24, 2017 at 8:36 AM

bahahahahahah “she wears fart diamonds” …..what’s that smell? Are those your diamonds????

R. Renee May 24, 2017 at 8:36 AM

They’re environmentally responsible bev!

bev May 24, 2017 at 8:38 AM

Maryse: Looking for a man who is dark, but not too dark. He must have insomnia but I will cure it if he is willing to sneak in my room at night and sleep beside me. A must: a credible rendition of Satisfaction when I am feeling blue.

Ela May 24, 2017 at 8:43 AM

bev? That sounds too complicated and wordy… just sayin’

Nancy Parken May 24, 2017 at 8:52 AM

I read SUNSHINE by Robin McKinley along time ago when I was into Vampires & Paranormal books. So, I was excited to see it on your list! It is a really different Vampire book.

bev May 24, 2017 at 9:16 AM

Lol. Write one, Ela.

Leslie M May 24, 2017 at 9:16 AM

I have spit out my coffee multiple times this a.m. due to all the craziness!!! (Amy’s “not afraid to die in the end” was THE BEST)

Let’s see….my perfect H would be a sexy, smirking, dimpled, classic car-driving, rockstar with tortured past that is so in love with me, he steals me from his best friend. He also loves coffee & cuddling. How do you like that, Bev? ;)

Or…

A broody, gentlemanly, sparkly, volvo-driving, virgin immortal.

Tessa May 24, 2017 at 9:20 AM

OOOH this sounds like a fun game.

Tessa: Looking for a man with extremely broad shoulders and muscular arms. Must like music, have a high IQ, love traveling and adventures, be protective, and have a**hole tendencies. Dark haired preferred. Sexy lips a must!

Tessa May 24, 2017 at 9:22 AM

Lol What’s with the virgins? I want a manwhore who knows what he’s doing. :P

bev May 24, 2017 at 9:28 AM

LOL. I’m loving the images. I will now expect Jan’s husband to have flowing hair and wear puffy shirts and always stand with his chest out.

bev May 24, 2017 at 9:29 AM

Leslie: Looking for an 18 year old who SPARKLES. May apply glitter if needed. Must like the cheerleader and pigtails type.

Ela May 24, 2017 at 9:40 AM

Ela in search of the perfect male specimen:

Must be fully male! No transgenders need apply, sorry just my preference I like the REAL c*ck. Speaking of c*ck, preferably between 6-8 inches with at least a 2 inch circumference and man-scaped. If you’re close I will accept inspections IF all other requirements are met. Must be taller than 5′ 9″. Broad, finely muscled not too bulky, dark haired not too long and not to short (stylish), some chest hair acceptable, NO beard goatee ok, hairless back other hair ok. Must be smart, know how to cook, and do laundry accurately. Must love me unconditionally but not give in to my every whim (I don’t want a whipped pus*y). Must be self sustained, make a good living and willing to spoil me or let me spoil myself. Would love light eyes like blue or green but I’ll make this an exception. I wouldn’t mine THAT piercing, tattoos welcome but not too many.

Ela May 24, 2017 at 9:41 AM

LMAO *May apply glitter*

Leslie M May 24, 2017 at 9:42 AM

Thank goodness I finished my 3rd and final cup of coffee.

Bev, ROFL

Tessa, I picked one of each. A man-whore (Kellan) and a virgin (Edward).

OH MY GOD!!! *smacks self on forehead* I can’t believe I forgot about the world’s sexiest virgin EVER!!! James Alexander Malcom Mackenzie Fraser aka Jamie from Outlander. DUH!!!!

Ela May 24, 2017 at 9:42 AM

Oh and I forgot to add he must clean.

bev May 24, 2017 at 9:48 AM

Ela, you are right. That is much more succinct and uncomplicated. Lol. ;)

Ela May 24, 2017 at 9:48 AM

See I knew you’d agree bev! I think I may have described Christian Grey???

bev May 24, 2017 at 9:53 AM

Ela: My inner Goddess is looking for 20 year old billionaire full of man pain. He must like the color red and spending weekends at home depot.

Tessa May 24, 2017 at 10:06 AM

Rofl You forgot, and doesn’t listen to the word stop. :P

Grey May 24, 2017 at 10:09 AM

*dies* omg… Y’all are too much.

I’m trying to decide if I want you to write mine… Or if I should write my own…

Ela May 24, 2017 at 10:10 AM

Hmmmmm…buying rope and plastic ties??? Lover’s lane probably has the more comfy cuffs and sh*t…

Ela May 24, 2017 at 10:11 AM

But listens to the word “Halt”, Tessa??? Or are we inferring he likes to force himself on the female?

Tessa May 24, 2017 at 10:18 AM

He only hears red, remember? Lol That was rather disturbing.

Am I the only one who likes big, bulky guys?

Amy May 24, 2017 at 10:37 AM

Oh wow bev…you just described my hubby!! But you left out the muscles part. ;)

“What’s with the virgins? I want a manwhore who knows what he’s doing.” <—- LOL!!!!!!

OMG you ladies are HILARIOUS! I'm loving all of your "standards." :D

Jean May 24, 2017 at 10:38 AM

OMG, you guys are nuts!! Of course, bev got that whole thing rolling! I can’t stop laughing!! bev, you pretty much had mine right.

Jean: Must be broken and need saving!

Tessa, I like big and bulky!! LOL!

Jean May 24, 2017 at 10:39 AM

Milissa, sorry I didn’t see your comment last night. I received The Darkest Corner through NetGalley, and then received a follow-up email from the publisher sending me Gone to Dust!

Ela May 24, 2017 at 11:12 AM
Tessa May 24, 2017 at 11:19 AM

Nope. Lunch today will be at Panera Bread. It’s little dude’s birthday and that’s where he wants to eat when he gets home from school. He loves their Mac and cheese.

Tessa May 24, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Oh, He turned 12 so of course he can eat 2 lunches.

Ela May 24, 2017 at 11:27 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE DUDE!

Tessa May 24, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Thanks Ela. I’ll tell him you said so tonight. :D

bev May 24, 2017 at 2:32 PM

Happy Birthday to your little dude.

Tessa May 24, 2017 at 4:07 PM

:D I’ll tell him. He’s outside right now, thrilled that the gardeners are here.

Maryse May 24, 2017 at 5:31 PM

HOLY MOLY BEV!!!

It’s like you KNOW me!

I want to include must be a TRUE bad-ass that can defeat anyone, but still have a heart like Travis that will break and OVERFLOW with LOVE, and devotion to the point of trainwreckerage.

No. Seriously.

:)

Maryse May 24, 2017 at 5:32 PM

Nancy it sounds AWESOME. Sounds like it could have that post-apocalyptic mixed with SOOKIE feel!! :)

Maryse May 24, 2017 at 5:33 PM

Y’all know that you just cinched tonight’s reader confession, right? ;)

I have a bunch planned, but this one MUST be featured for tonight’s.

MichelleS May 24, 2017 at 5:51 PM

Michelle: looking for a brooding type, smart, alpha, dirty talker, dark hair, grey eyes, and if you sprout wings when you’re turned on, then you’re my man!!

Maryse: in search of a bad boy, a bit broken, scars ok, just let me fix you!

Maryse May 24, 2017 at 5:52 PM

P.S. YES!! Add big and bulky to mine. We all know Travis was. :)

Maryse May 24, 2017 at 5:53 PM

MichelleS: EXACTLY!!!!!!!!

bev May 24, 2017 at 6:42 PM

Lol.

Maryse: Looking for the jealous type who is strong enough to punch out other men and then carry me off over his shoulder.
Must like Pigeons.

Jan May 24, 2017 at 6:56 PM

You guys are nuts. Why do I drink my morning coffee while I’m catching up on last night’s blog? I should know better.

*wipes away droplets of coffee snorted out numerous times onto keyboard*

Tessa May 24, 2017 at 6:59 PM

Oh good. We have variety. Some like lean and some like bulky. That makes more sense.

Michelle, you forgot to add magic ability a plus!

Tessa May 24, 2017 at 7:35 PM

And can I say YEAH! RUCKUS! It’s Dean’s story. :D

Steph N May 24, 2017 at 9:30 PM

Well, apparently I one clicked Sustained November 2, 2015 and never read it. lol I’ll be reading that next myself :) ~

Amy May 24, 2017 at 9:37 PM

“Must like Pigeons.”

*giggle* That was great. ;)

Jan May 24, 2017 at 9:47 PM

Huh Steph. I’ve done that kind of thing before too. Never mind. Now you can have fun reading your ‘rediscovery’.

bev May 24, 2017 at 11:29 PM

What the hell did they do to Dirty Dancing? ???

Sharon May 25, 2017 at 6:35 AM

Bev -they ruined it, that’s what they did. Some things need to be left alone!

I just finished Somebody Else’s Sky and I am asking myself why I did it. Why? October? Solid five stars for me. Book 3 should be epic and this series is going to be up there in must read angsty books!

Nay May 25, 2017 at 7:22 AM

Sharon–I totally agree! Super tummy-twisting angst and I can’t decide if I loved Something in the Way or Somebody Else’s Sky more AND I can’t believe we have to wait until October for the last one!

The Rook and Ronin entire 7-book series by JA Huss is on SALE for $.99!

Ela May 25, 2017 at 7:55 AM

Didn’t I say it was a trilogy???? Why nobody ever listens to me is beyond me *shakes head, no cliffhangers for me (except the ones I read years ago and sequels will be out when I’m 90)*

Nay May 25, 2017 at 8:14 AM

I knew what I was getting into, but I just CAN’T wait when I find a book/series I REALLY want to read. It’s the best kind of torture! However, silly me assumed that since there were three months between the first two books, the 3rd book would also be released in three months…but noooooo!

Tessa May 25, 2017 at 2:13 PM

Well, I finally decided of those books way up there what book I’m buying. Light Shadows by SL Jennings. I don’t remember much of the series AT ALL and it’s good even the second time around.

FLT:
Twenty is purgatory.
Dark Light by SL Jennings (re-read)

Jean May 25, 2017 at 2:39 PM

FLT: A throng of family and friends mourned the loss of four innocent lives under dapple gray skies in a cemetery nestled at the bottom of a hillside just miles from the Golden Gate Bridge. (End of Day, by Jewel E. Ann)

Buddy reading with a bunch of you guys, but haven’t gotten that far….only 25% in!

Sharon May 25, 2017 at 3:07 PM

Ela, I’m with Nay on this one. I just didn’t expect such a LONG wait! BTW, book 2 was by far my favorite so far!

Nay May 25, 2017 at 3:20 PM

Thanks for doing the work for me, Jean!

FLT:

A throng of family and friends mourned the loss of four innocent lives under dapple gray skies in a cemetery nestled at the bottom of a hillside just miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.

End of Day by Jewel E. Ann

Buddy reading as well!

Leslie M May 25, 2017 at 5:53 PM

Same as Nay & Jean :)

FLT:

A throng of family and friends mourned the loss of four innocent lives under dapple gray skies in a cemetery nestled at the bottom of a hillside just miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.

End of Day by Jewel E. Ann

Jan May 26, 2017 at 1:42 AM

Aah! I’m seeing double! Triple! Actually, it’s a really great first line. Makes me wanna have a look at it, although I’m currently knee-deep in HRs (and loving it!)
My FLT, or FLF now, cos it’s Friday arvo and I just got home from work not long ago. relaxing with a cuppa in front of the heater.

‘The body in the road was the absolute cap to the day.’
from Thief of Shadows (in the Maiden Lane HR series), by Elizabeth Hoyt.

Jan May 26, 2017 at 1:47 AM

Haha. My amazon personal page is offering me a book with a great title (not):

The Billionaire Dragon’s Secret Son.

LOL. I won’t be going there…….. Just sounds SO RIDICULOUS to me. But, I suppose it ticks the boxes for some readers. Oh well, each to his own.

Jan May 26, 2017 at 2:04 AM

Eeek! *starts hyperventilating* According to Lauren Gilley’s FB, her new book will be out TOMORROW!!! American Hellhound. It’s Ghost and Maggie’s story. CAN’T WAIT!!!!! *breathes into brown paper bag*

I have been waiting for this and stalking Lauren’s FB page for AGES! I’ve turned into a crazy fan girl. But I love the Lean Dogs books and it’s SO LONG since I read a five star book. My last one was probably Tastes Like Candy (in this same series). Loverboy was too confronting for me, but I’ve really floved all of the others. Hope this one is as good as TLC.

I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow……… :D

Tessa May 26, 2017 at 11:22 AM

Jan, only one word there interests me, Dragon. Even if all those ticked a box, it’s too many for me to take seriously.

Leslie M May 26, 2017 at 1:12 PM

Jan, your excitement made me giggle. You sound like when Maryse is book-squeeing. ;)

Hope everyone finds a great book to get lost in for the holiday (well, here in US) weekend.

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