Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – May 30th 2017

by Maryse on May 30, 2017 · 93 comments

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HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!!! The last big one of the month, and we’re at 100+ again!! I’ve already picked out quite a few that have made my TBR list, and in fact, a few of ‘em are from that totally risqué “bargain” section. *blush*

Okay so which ones gave me blurb-jolts today? Oh this was an EASY list to make because SO many sound so good to me! Like… When It’s Real (Erin Watt’s latest, and she becomes the FAKE girlfriend of a pop star – this is gonna be gooooood!!!), The Way Back Home (a new one from Carmen Jenner, and he’s a severely wounded military hero now taking care of his 4 year old sister. MY HEART!!!), Shacking Up (Helena Hunting’s latest, and it sounds like it’s going to be hilarious!! She kisses a stranger, and then he makes her so sick, she loses out on an audition, and she’s broke and homeless and needs a job, and manages to find one… as a live-in pet sitter, and realizes it’s living with that VERY stranger!!), Caveman (single dad that is an utter rude JERK!!! YAY!!! I hope he’s hard to love for a long time, so we really have to work for it), Defy (another one that is loaded in forbidden, but the heroine’s voice had my jaw dropping in that blurb. ;) ), and Adrift (oh yeah!!! This one just tugs at my heart strings. She’s pregnant and on the run from her psycho financee, and he’s ex military that just got out of prison… and happens to be her new neighbor). Oh and!!! Little White Lie (she’s supposed to marry someone else, but she’s falling hard for a famous rock star…) MINE!!!! :D Don’t all of these sound awesome??

Oh and don’t forget to check out yesterday’s ➔ 14 Earlybird Book Releases (loaded in favorite-author awesomeness, including a new one from Kristen Proby, Kelly Elliott, Kim Karr, K.M. Golland, and more!!)

LET’S READ!!!!

P.P.S. What is it with all of the student-teacher risqué taboo romances that are all of the sudden on super-sale right now? They are ruling the bargain list below. Tee hee! :P

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

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  1. When It’s Real by Erin Watt
  2. Shadow Reaper by Christine Feehan
  3. White Hot: A Hidden Legacy Novel by Ilona Andrews
  4. Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
  5. Trickery: Curse of the Gods, Book 1 by Jaymin Eve
  6. Shadow Reaper by Christine Feehan
  7. The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband: A Bridgertons Prequel by Julia Quinn
  8. The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense by Dean Koontz
  9. Carry the Ocean: The Roosevelt, Book 1 by Heidi Cullinan <— M/M ROMANCE!!
  10. Dying Breath: Krewe of Hunters, Book 21 by Heather Graham
        

 

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!):

  • Caveman: A Single Dad Next Door Romance by Jo Raven <— SINGLE DAD & SHE’S HIS NANNY BUT HE’S A JERK-FACE ALERT!! And it’s super-bargain priced right now! “...Dark, tall and mysterious, he’s a newcomer to our little town. He’s a gritty, grease-covered mechanic, and a single daddy. Sweet, right? Plus, he’s looking for a nanny – and I am desperately looking for a job. Sounds like the perfect deal. Only he’s a jerk. An uncivilized, hulking brute. Zero manners. Zero interest in making me feel welcome in his home. Downright rude...”
  • Dane by Leddy Harper <— RECENT RELEASE, GREAT AUTHOR WARNING (EMOTIONAL WRECK ALERT!!) & Nancy recommends it!
Nancy: If you want to read an angst filled story then this is the book for you. I was an emotional wreck during some of the parts, but feel it had a satisfying conclusion
  • On the Island: A Novel by Tracey Garvis-Graves <— STUDENT-TEACHER (sort of) and they are stranded on an island together… ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS IN THE WORLD is on super-bargain right now!!! If you haven’t read it yet, JUMP IN NOW!!! OMG PLEASE!!! My review.
  • The Black Lotus Box Set: The Complete Series: Bang, Echo, and Hush by E.K. Blair <— E.K. BLAIR SERIES BUNDLE ALERT and this one is dark and twisty and crazy fun (well, at least the first one which I read and loved)! And now the whole series is bundled and bargain priced just for us!!! SHE WANTS REVENGE… “They say when you take revenge against another you lose a part of your innocence. But I’m not innocent. I haven’t been for a very long time. My innocence was stolen from me. Taken was the life I was supposed to have.
  • Defy (Sinners of Saint) by L.J. Shen <— L.J. SHEN STUDENT TEACHER AND IT SOUNDS SO RISQUE ALERT!! SUPER-BARGAIN!!!My name is Melody Greene, and I got kicked out of my position as a teacher and did my walk of shame a la Cersei Lannister from the principal’s office, minutes after said principal threatened to call the cops on me. My name is Melody Greene, and I did something bad because it made me feel good. Here is why it was totally worth it.”
Tessa: Defy was quick, hot, and fun. It’s a novella though, definitely not a full novel.
    

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN

  1. White Hot: A Hidden Legacy Novel by Ilona Andrews <— ILONA ANDREWS ALERT!!
  2. Dying Breath: A Heart-Stopping Novel of Paranormal Romantic Suspense (Krewe of Hunters) by Heather Graham
  3. Blood & Bone by C.C. Wood
  4. Cherished (Beholder Book 3) by Christina Bauer
  5. Storm Revealed: Phantom Islanders Part II by Ednah Walters
  6. Renewed Magic: An Ancient Magic Novel, Book 2 by Stephany Wallace
  7. Water Borne (Halcyon Romance Series Book 3) by Rachael Slate
  8. Desire Me (Demon Guardians Book 2) by Skye Malone
  9. Primal Flavor (Cajun Heat Book 3) by Danica Avet
  10. The Gatekeeper’s Key (A Spellbound Consortium Book 2) by Vivienne Savage and N.D. Taylor
  11. Shadow Reaper (A Shadow Rider Novel) by Christine Feehan <— CHRISTINE FEEHAN ALERT!!
  12. Blaze: A Dragon Romance (Dark Kings) by Donna Grant
  13. Jake (Immortals of New Orleans Book 8) by Kym Grosso
  14. The Skyriders: Rise of the Sunbird (The Skyriders Series Book 1) by K.L. Cooper
  15. Two By Two (The Salvation Book 1) by Gina Wynn
  16. Unholy Legacy (Unholy Inc Book 2) by Misty Dietz
  17. Sovereignty (Cargon Trilogy Book 3) by Kimberly Gould
  18. Blood Rising by Nancy Reynolds & Patrice Bader
  19. The Vampire’s Bride Awakening by Jasmine Wylder
                   

 

CONTEMPORARY

  1. When It’s Real by Erin Watt <— ERIN WATT ALERT!!! SHE BECOMES A POP-STAR’S “FAKE GIRLFRIEND”… ”…Wealth, fame and a real-life romance she never expected—seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett lands it all when she agrees to become a pop star’s fake girlfriend…
  2. Until You (Bachelor Brotherhood) by Denise Grover Swank
  3. The Cajun Doctor: A Cajun Novel (Cajun Books) by Sandra Hill
  4. The Clover Chapel (Jamison Valley Series Book 2) by Devney Perry
  5. Wyatt’s War (Hearts & Heroes Book 1) by Elle James
  6. REX: (A Stepbrother Romance) by Saskia Walker
  7. Found Underneath (Finding Me Book 2) by KL Kreig <— HE FOUND HIS SOULMATE… but she’s got an ex… “…I found her. My center. My future. A soul mate with the will of a mule and the mouth of a harpy. I now want things I never wanted before. Permanent kinds of things.  Only Fate—and her ex—have other plans for us…”
  8. The Last in Love (Ardent Springs Book 5) by Terri Osburn
  9. Somehow, Some Way: A Billionaire Builders Novella by Jennifer Probst
  10. Close the Tab: Nomad Bikers (Devil’s Due MC Book 3) by Chelsea Camaron
  11. Someplace Familiar (Laurel Cove Romance Book 1) by Teresa Tysinger
  12. The Way Back Home by Carmen Jenner <— WOUNDED MILITARY HERO RAISING HIS TINY SISTER ALERT!As the sole guardian of his four-year-old sister, August must rely on his Marine training in raising a tiny hellion who’s as stubborn as he is. But the Corps could never prepare him for this. Nor could they prepare him for Olivia Anders, a woman who’ll stop at nothing to get her way...”
  13. Controlling Darkness (The Control Series Book 4) by Anna Edwards
  14. Binding Choice: A Romantic Thriller by Jessica Dale
  15. Turn Me Loose (Alpha Ops) by Anne Calhoun
  16. One Taste of Angel: A Dark Virgin Romance (Iron Norsemen MC) by Violetta Rand
  17. Negative Space by Emma Thorn
  18. The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense by Dean Koontz <— DEAN KOONTZ ALERT!! HER HUSBAND COMMITTED SUICIDE... “…People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her powerful enemies are protecting a secret so important—so terrifying—that they will exterminate anyone in their way…
  19. Black Tie Optional (Wild Wedding Series) by Ann Marie Walker
  20. Wrecked: LOST Series #6 by Cynthia Eden
  21. Hard to Hold (Caine Cousins Book 1) by Nicole Edwards
  22. Sad Girls by Lang Leav <— SHE LIED AND NOW HER FRIEND IS DEAD... “Just as her world begins to spin out of control, Audrey meets the enigmatic Rad – the boy who could turn it all around. But will their ill-timed romance drive her closer to the edge?”
  23. Tara (Beach Brides Book 2) by Ginny Baird
  24. Sweet Sunrise (Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Book 3) by Kay Correll
  25. Beyond Reason (The Texas Trilogy) by Kat Martin
  26. Bella Italia (Heavenly Book 1) by Camille Taylor
  27. Treasure Me (One Night with Sole Regret Book 10) by Olivia Cunning <— OLIVIA CUNNING ROCK STAR ROMANCE ALERT!!…Just after Sole Regret’s soulful guitarist Kellen Jamison traded his five-years of abstinence for a tying good time with a beautiful classical composer, his past comes back to haunt him once again. Unsure if he’ll ever really move on, especially with his departed fiancée’s pregnant doppelganger hanging all over his best friend, Kellen must decide who he treasures most—his talented new lover, the woman he swore to love beyond death, or someone he never expected to want...”
  28. Rock Wild (Rock Candy Book 3) by Virna DePaul
  29. Blue Heaven, Black Night by Heather Graham
  30. The Watcher by Bella Jewel <— BELLA JEWEL THRILLER ALERT!!!Seven years ago, Marlie Jacobson was kidnapped by a serial killer—and lived to tell about it. But it was actually her mother who told the story, in a bestselling book that made Marlie famous. Today, she’s known as the girl who slayed a killer. The one who got away. Now, there’s just one thing Marlie wants to get away from: her past. But when her little sister disappears, her worst fears come rushing back—with a vengeance…
  31. Turn Me Loose (Alpha Ops) by Anne Calhoun
  32. Half sac (Fall Boys Book 1) by This Finn
  33. Lightstruck: ( A Contemporary Romance Novel) (Brewing Passion Book 2) by Liz Crowe
  34. Shacking Up by Helena Hunting <— HELENA HUNTING ALERT!!! SHE KISSES A STRANGER & HE MAKES HER SICK & SHE LOSES HER JOB OPPORTUNITY… Tee hee!!! It sounds hilarious! “Luckily, her best friend might have found the perfect opportunity; a job staying at the lavish penthouse apartment of hotel magnate Bancroft Mills while he’s out of town, taking care of his exotic pets. But when the newly-evicted Ruby arrives to meet her new employer, it turns out Bane is the same guy who got her sick. Seeing his role in Ruby’s dilemma, Bane offers her a permanent job as his live-in pet sitter until she can get back on her feet…”
  35. The You I’ve Come To Know by Alison Kent
  36. Favorite Coffee, Favorite Mistake (Marshall Family Saga Book 2) by Victoria Pinder
  37. Stage Kissed by Cassie Mae and Kelley Lynn
  38. Through Your Eyes (A For Your Love Novel) by Shannyn Schroeder
  39. Come Sundown by Nora Roberts <— NORA ROBERTS ALERT!! Danger around her family’s ranch… “…When a bartender leaves the resort late one night, and Bo and Cal discover her battered body in the snow, it’s the first sign that danger lurks in the mountains that surround them. The police suspect Cal, but Bo finds herself trusting him—and turning to him as another woman is murdered and the Longbows are stunned by Alice’s sudden reappearance. The twisted story she has to tell about the past—and the threat that follows in her wake—will test the bonds of this strong family, and thrust Bodine into a darkness she could never have imagined...”
  40. Chief (Kings of Guardian Book 7) (The Kings of Guardian) by Kris Michaels
  41. The Princess’s Scandalous Affair (Royal House of Leone Book 4) by Jennifer Lewis
  42. Tremarnock Summer: Love is in the air in a Cornish village (Tremarnock Series Book 3) by Emma Burstall
  43. Need You Now (A Mile High Romance) by Nicole Helm
  44. Beyond Doubt (O’Kane for Life, #1) by Kit Rocha <— KIT ROCHA ALERT!!! SPINOFF from the Beyond series and the author warns: “This BREN & SIX novella contains massive spoilers for the Beyond series. It is meant for existing fans of the series who want to get a glimpse of what life looks like for their favorite characters after The End.”
  45. Lick: Devil’s Fury Book 2 by Torrie Robles
  46. About a Dog (Bluff Point Romance, A) by Jenn McKinlay
  47. The Girl With The Make-Believe Husband: A Bridgertons Prequel by Julia Quinn <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  48. Merely a Marriage (Berkley Sensation) by Jo Beverley <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  49. Cody (American Extreme Bull Riders Tour Book 4) by Megan Crane
  50. A Little Harmless Pleasure: Harmless, Book 2 by Melissa Schroeder
  51. Unwell (The Un Series Book 1) by Robin Laine
  52. All I Ask: A Man Enough Romance by Nicole McLaughlin <— MILITARY MAN/LANDSCAPER & SHE’S A CEO WITH NO LIFE... “The night of her high school best friend’s bachelorette party seems like a good time to try something new, and when the blue-collar hottie at the bar gives her the look, she’s ready to take a walk on the wild side. He makes it clear that he can give her a night to keep her very satisfied, and since it’s only a night, why bother sharing her title of CEO? But as one night becomes two and three, both Reeve and Emily find it harder to keep their hearts safe…
  53. Chasing Love (The Littleton Brothers) by Melissa West
  54. Maybe This Love (Colorado Ice) by Jennifer Snow
  55. Toughest Cowboy in Texas: A Western Romance by Carolyn Brown
  56. Forbidden Promises (The O’Malleys Book 4) by Katee Robert
  57. One S’more Summer (The Campfire Series Book 1) by Beth Merlin <— HER BEST FRIEND IS MARRYING THE MAN SHE PINES FOR, & SHE LOST HER JOB... “Taking the Head Counselor position at Camp Chinooka, Gigi hopes to reclaim the joy she felt as a camper, but the job isn’t all campfire songs and toasting marshmallows. Gigi’s girls are determined to make her look bad in front of the boys’ Head Counselor—the sexy but infuriating Perry—and every scrap of the campground is laced with memories…
  58. Taking Fire (Deadly Intent Book 3) by Cheyenne McCray
  59. Torment (Shattered Secrets Book 2) by Bella J.
  60. Physical Forces (A K-9 Rescue Novel) by D. D. Ayres
  61. Adrift (Kill Devil Hills Book 4) by Sarah Darlington <— SHE’S PREGNANT & ON THE RUN FROM HER CRAZY FIANCE & HER NEW NEIGHBOR IS AN EX-PRISONER ALERT!Juniper is pregnant, alone, and running from her crazy fiancé. With only enough money for a one-way bus ticket, she heads to Kill Devil Hills, NC, a town she vacationed in as a little girl, a town she knows, come February, will have plenty of beach rentals to lie low in for the next couple months. Except she didn’t plan on getting caught on day one by the man living next door. Ben...”
  62. The Revival (Second Chances Book 1) by Hollis Canon
  63. Scheme of Maneuver: A Career Soldier Military Romance by Tawdra Kandle
  64. Night Resurrected (The Heroes of New Vegas Book 6) by Colleen Gleason
  65. Redeem (Never Waste a Second Chance Book 3) by Janice M. Whiteaker
  66. Positively Pippa (The Ghost Falls Series) by Sarah Hegger
  67. Star Light, Star Bright (Triple Star Ranch Book 2) by Siobhan Muir <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!! EX-COUNTRY STAR & A MAN THAT JUST LOST HIS WIFE... “…Trip Colton’s wife died over thirty years ago and he figured that was it for love. But the moment he meets Henry, he can’t get the younger man off his mind. The problem is, he’s never been attracted to a man before and the realization throws him for a loop. Dating is hard at any age, but Trip’s out of practice and wooing a man is completely different than wooing a woman…
  68. Wake by K. Evan Coles and Brigham Vaughn <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  69. Unexpected (A Unexpected Novel Book One) by Valerie Ullmer <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  70. Evan Sent by J.P. Bowie <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  71. Once Upon a Wish (Destined for Love: Europe) by Danyelle Ferguson
  72. Running Forever by Emily Camp
  73. Little White Lie by Madison Night <— SHE’S ENGAGED TO A MAN SHE HAS TO MARRY BUT IN LOVE WITH A FAMOUS ROCK STAR ALERT!!…Blackmailed into marrying a man she doesn’t love in order to save her father from extradition? Check. Falling head over heels in love with Caleb Jones, lead guitarist of her favorite band, Divine Intervention? Check. Spilling a little white lie—that quickly evolves into a gigantic white lie—by not telling Caleb she is engaged, just so she can spend more time with him and escape the terrible reality of her future? Check, damn it. Check...”
  74. Hidden Threat by Connie Mann
  75. Grunt (The SOS Series Book 3) by Kailee Reese Samuels
  76. Gamble: The Men of Law, book 3 by Casey Clipper
  77. My Best Friend’s Fiancé by Keren Hughes <— FORBIDDENY!!! “It’s wrong on so many levels. If there was any way I could stop my growing feelings toward the one man who’s completely off limits, I would…but I can’t. It’s insane, a disaster waiting to happen. The only thing that could make this entire situation worse is if the feeling was mutual—which it isn’t…is it?”
  78. The Laws of Music (Love is a Destination Book 1) by Carly Morgan
  79. Fear Inc Volume 2 by Melinda Valentine
  80. Flipping Her Switch: Club Kink Book 1 by Leela Lou Dahlin
  81. WANTED: A Bad Boy Crime Romance by Samantha Cade
  82. Mimi (The Levanté Sisters Series Book 2) by Louise Rose-Innes
  83. With a Prince: Missed Connections #2 by Jeffe Kennedy <— HE’S THE ULTIMATE BAD BOY & SHE PRIM & AWKWARD……she doesn’t care that he’s the exact opposite of “her type.” Her type would never dare her into such shocking, fiendishly inventive adventures—and she can’t wait to say yes. Yes to whiskey in the middle of a workday. Yes to letting her hands roam over his body from the back of his bike. Yes to a fling full of wild abandon and absolutely no long-term potential. Except Damien’s not just the straightforward bad boy she imagined. And as they burn through Chicago’s nights, Marcia can’t shake the fear that this happiness is just another fairy tale…

                                                                                 

 

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

  1. Pretty Perfect by Lana Sky – May 31st 2017
  2. I’m Only Here for the Beard (The Dixie Wardens Rejects Book 4) by Lani Lynn Vale – May 31st 2017
  3. If We Fall (Corrupted Love Book 3) by K.M. Scott – May 31st 2017
  4. Good Boyfriend: A Love Story (The Bad Nanny Trilogy Book 2) by C.M. Stunich – May 31st 2017
  5. The Foxe & the Hound by R.S. Grey – June 1st 2017
  6. Love In Transit: One Blurb: Six Different Stories by Jana Aston, Ainsley Booth, Kitty French, BJ Harvey, Raine Miller, Liv Morris - June 1st 2017
  7. Mature Content (Cyberlove Book 4) by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell – June 2nd 2017
  8. The Farthest Edge (The Honey Series) by Kristen Ashley – June 6th 2017
  9. Raw Need (Larson Brothers) by Cherrie Lynn - June 6th 2017
  10. Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren – June 6th 2017
  11. A Sky Full of Stars (The Shaughnessy Brothers) by Samantha Chase - June 6th 2017
  12. Talen: A Dark Protectors Novella by Rebecca Zanetti – June 6th 2017
  13. Wolf Hunt (SWAT) by Paige Tyler - June 6th 2017
  14. Do Not Become Alarmed: A Novel by Maile Meloy - June 6th 2017
  15. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid - June 6th 2017
  16. EASY (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward – June 6th 2017
  17. EASY 2 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward – June 6th 2017
  18. EASY 3 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward – June 6th 2017
  19. EASY 4 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward – June 6th 2017
  20. EASY 5 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward – June 6th 2017
  21. Heat by Opal Carew - June 6th 2017
  22. Before the Dawn: A Novella by Karina Halle – June 6th 2017

                   

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{ 93 comments… read them below or add one }

Grey May 30, 2017 at 6:12 AM

Morning all! Happy last release day in May!!

Nay May 30, 2017 at 6:13 AM

Wow! I can’t believe May is already almost over! Good morning!!!

Ela May 30, 2017 at 6:33 AM

Oh my! Almost half of the year is gone! Oh and great list! Morning all you snuggle muffins *points to bev*

Maryse May 30, 2017 at 7:35 AM

Good morning everyone!!! :D

bev May 30, 2017 at 8:38 AM

Hey Ela? How’d you know my nickname?

Leslie M May 30, 2017 at 8:39 AM

Soooooo many good ones!!!

Where has the time gone?? One minute ago we were planning out all our 2017 challenges.

MichelleS May 30, 2017 at 8:39 AM

Great list! Bridgertons!!! Gotta get that.

Nancy Parken May 30, 2017 at 8:49 AM

Good Morning and great list! I’m reading American Hellhound by Lauren Gilley. Ghost & Maggie’s story!! WOW! It is really good and everything you could have hoped it would be!! Going to make my list of best of 2017.

Tessa May 30, 2017 at 9:33 AM

*collapses* Today is a good book day. I’ll get White Hot probably on Fri. :) Then there’s all those happy KU books that are glaring at me like Storm (I did enjoy the first book) and With a Prince looks good enough to go back and read the first, Last Dance. Also, Persuasion by Jasmine Eve was released today. :D

I’m still re-reading Rhapsodic so I can start A Strange Hymn. At this point, of course I remember everything, but it’s so good, I just want to enjoy the re-read.

Nay May 30, 2017 at 9:40 AM

Michelle!! Haven’t seen you on the GR threads and it’s almost first of the month and time for pick’n!

Ela May 30, 2017 at 9:47 AM

bev! It’s THAT obvious…because YOU LURVE to cuddle *huggles run by*

Ela May 30, 2017 at 9:48 AM

Right Nancy! It’s soooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooood! And of course it has Mercy come up here and there and I just love that Cajun!

Amy May 30, 2017 at 10:59 AM

OMG OMG OMG…did y’all see it up there?? We are one week away from Seven Husbands…SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Amy May 30, 2017 at 11:01 AM
MichelleS May 30, 2017 at 12:05 PM

American Hellhound is turning out to be the best in the series so far!! Ghost & Maggie… swoon. I love her!

I’ll be in GR later today for some pickin’

MichelleS May 30, 2017 at 12:07 PM

Amy – I love that grumpy faced cat

Ela May 30, 2017 at 12:14 PM

AMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That cat OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/p/keep-calm-and-snuggle-muffin/

Robyn May 30, 2017 at 1:52 PM

American Hellhound is definately a 5 star read of 2017! Loved Maggie and Ghost, plus all the new characters introduced. I can’t wait for their books.

bev May 30, 2017 at 2:35 PM

That’s awesome. ROLF.

bev May 30, 2017 at 2:39 PM

I’ll have you know I’ve given like 5 hugs today.
So there.

R. Renee May 30, 2017 at 2:42 PM

I’ve been like super busy and just peeking in here and there, but all writing comes to a screeching halt when bev starts talking hugs…

What, pray tell, are you hugging, bev?

bev May 30, 2017 at 2:54 PM

I spend my days with the 3 and under crowd. As much as I tell them not to they insist hugs and cuddles are important.

Amy May 30, 2017 at 3:18 PM

Be…still…my…heart.

*melts out of chair and onto floor*

Leslie M May 30, 2017 at 3:31 PM

Bev?? Bev!!!!! Are you in there?

Did aliens invade Bev’s body and steal her soul???

I AM WORRIED.

Grey May 30, 2017 at 4:12 PM

Awwww…. bev is hugging the wee cherubs… why do I have this image of Jensen Ackles *boom pregnant* in my head right now? *giggle*

I have to go back to work tomorrow… pout.

Don’t forget to sign up for the challenges if you’re in, and rate the ones you’ve read from May!

Tessa May 30, 2017 at 4:15 PM

You have the image of Jensen Ackles because he’s Jensen Ackles. No other words needed.

Ela May 30, 2017 at 4:24 PM

It’s official, bev has become the huggles convert!

Ela May 30, 2017 at 4:26 PM

Oh! He’s pretty! Never heard of him before, though.

Amy May 30, 2017 at 5:14 PM

Oh no…nuh-uh. Even if bev lets little ones hug her it doesn’t mean we should try. I learned my lesson. ;)

And don’t sneak attack hug her either. Poor bev might have a heart attack…
https://a.dilcdn.com/bl/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2013/05/3c187286139555356e8c1c1fb95f3610.jpg

Tessa May 30, 2017 at 5:31 PM

Ela, he plays Dean Winchester on Supernatural. Add that pretty with an alpha personality that is insanely loyal, street smart, super broken, saves the world for a living, snarky, womanizing, and has odd likes (a show like Grey’s Anatomy called Dr. Dreamy) well… *swoons* He’s the series of the series.

Tessa May 30, 2017 at 5:33 PM

Series? I said sexiest. WTF autocorrect?

bev May 30, 2017 at 6:14 PM

Lol!
That would so be us. Me all tired and quiet in the corner you all energetic and jumping.

Maryse May 30, 2017 at 6:28 PM

*snuggles bev*

Pretend I’m 3, ‘kay? :)

*bats eyelashes at her*

Jan May 30, 2017 at 6:40 PM

*snorts coffee over bev memes*

*wipes coffee off keyboard…AGAIN* This is getting to be a habit.

I’m reading and loving American Hellhound too. Just taking my time and enjoying it. Not sure whether it’ll take top place over my fav Tastes Like Candy. But maybe…… we’ll see. It’s pretty damn good.

What a great list today Maryse. *huggles Maryse* Something for everyone. And I love that you are including HRs. *quickly clicks on samples of bridgertons and merely a marriage* I understand Jo Beverley passed away from cancer last year and this is her last ever novel that she wrote. Very sad. A much-loved HR author.

*clicks on samples of half-sac and the new Olivia Cunning* Half-sac is a TERRIBLE book title IMO but I do like a cute footballer so *shrugs* These two books look pretty saucy!

Melanie May 30, 2017 at 6:50 PM

Ugh Dean Koontz pushed back until the 20th? I’m just going to let Jensen Ackles entertain me until then!

bev May 30, 2017 at 7:16 PM

Cause that’s not weird.

*side eyes Maryse*

Tessa May 30, 2017 at 7:36 PM
D.G. May 30, 2017 at 7:39 PM

Hello!!!!! *jumping around and waving*
Just got to say that I have fallen for the Sinners of Saint boys. Vicious and Dean are two of my favorite bad boys. Vicious such a total bully. Dean, poor Dean not the best communicator at times. But I just loved the way he loved her! I can’t wait to read Trent’s story….

Amy May 30, 2017 at 7:59 PM

“Pretend I’m 3, ‘kay?” <—— *snort* That's one way to finagle a hug out of bev. :P

*hands paper towels to Jan* I couldn't resist that second meme…"SWEET JESUS!" LOL!!!!

Amy May 30, 2017 at 8:05 PM

Half-Sac?!? Oh my…poor guy…just…I can’t…blahahahaha!!!

OH! I found us a book on sale that sounds like it could be full of cringeworthy moments and possibly some fun drama…The Trouble With Lexie by Jessica Anya Blau is 1.99. How fun does that one sound??

bev May 30, 2017 at 8:40 PM

He is very handsome. However I’m not sure what we have in common, lol.

bev May 30, 2017 at 8:41 PM

And no I’m never wearing a shirt that invites hugs.

Jan May 30, 2017 at 8:59 PM

*takes paper towel from Amy* Thanks.

The rouble With Lexie is only available on audible on amazon.au. Oh well, my tbr is already LONG ENOUGH.

Tessa May 30, 2017 at 10:21 PM

He was mentioned. His shirt says he wuvs hugs. I’d say your romance was inevitable, but um.. mine. (Alright, he’s married, but I can pretend, right?)

Maryse May 30, 2017 at 10:30 PM

*huggles Jan back*

I had no idea about Jo Beverley… how bittersweet for this novel being her last.

Leslie M May 31, 2017 at 6:56 AM

Fave May read:

The Dirty Billionaire trilogy by Meghan March. 4.5****

The title, covers and blurb ALL are awful, but series was great! Sexy, swoony and just enough angst to keep it interesting.

I absolutely LOVED the narration.

Tasha J May 31, 2017 at 8:58 AM

Hey, all! I’m currently reading the 7th book in the Charley Davidson series, finally! I so need to catch up with this and I’d been putting it off too long. I’m really looking forward to next weeks new releases- Taylor Jenkins- Reid, Dating You/Hating You, The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter, and I also pre-ordered this gem https://www.amazon.com/Before-We-Were-Yours-Novel-ebook/dp/B01M14UN1J/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496237488&sr=8-1&keywords=before+we+were+yours! My very first purchase with my new gift card, yay! It’s a little nerve racking, trying to restrain myself from click, click, clicking like a feen. I want to try and actually read a book before I purchase more, but it’s oh so tempting!

Tasha J May 31, 2017 at 9:06 AM

I just randomly checked Katherine Allred’s page and she said this on May 17th: “It’s almost done, ya’ll. I just saw the first draft of the new Sweet Gum Tree cover. It’s a single tree. On the bottom the cover is black. Behind the trunk is a golden sunset. Behind and above the leaves is a deep blue sky. It’s really gorgeous. Can’t wait until I can show it to you.” EEEP!! :D

Ela May 31, 2017 at 9:18 AM

Amy? Geez what a quick sale, it’s back to 9.99

bev May 31, 2017 at 9:27 AM

I can’t believe we are halfway through the year. Crazy

White Hot is so fun. Don’t want to put it down for work.

Ela May 31, 2017 at 9:36 AM

Hev bev are those a trilogy with cliffies?

Grey May 31, 2017 at 10:18 AM

Amy, I hate to be the bearer of bad news…. But according to Amazon, TSHoEH is scheduled for release 6/13/17…

Also, The Tutor by K. Larsen goes live on 6/5/17…

wow, the last day of the month, I’ve gotta start thinking of what my favorite read in May was.

R. Renee May 31, 2017 at 10:19 AM

I only finished one book in May so good thing it’s my favorite :lol:

Sugar & Gold, Emma Scott.

Leslie M May 31, 2017 at 10:28 AM

Sugar & Gold would also be a great name for a bakery. It makes me think of decadent treats!

R. Renee May 31, 2017 at 10:29 AM

Me too Leslie…but er…maybe not *bakery treats*

Leslie M May 31, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Oooh, like Seduction & Snacks. Part bakery, part sex toy shop! Hee hee

R. Renee May 31, 2017 at 10:32 AM

I like the way you think!

Leslie M May 31, 2017 at 10:34 AM

I could really go for a giant muffin right now. The kind with all the big fat sugar on top.

Amy May 31, 2017 at 10:59 AM

Ooh, I’m picturing the macaroons we picked up in Seattle which were dusted with edible gold glitter. They were GORGEOUS!!

Oh no Grey! Now I’m sad. :cry: But at least The Tutor makes up for the disappointment. *sigh*

Tessa May 31, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Ela, they aren’t CH books. They are HFN books.

Tessa May 31, 2017 at 11:33 AM

Alright, best book of the month, easily A Court of Wings and Ruin. It beat out Silence Fallen, Fallen Crest Forever, and A Strange Hymn!

Speaking of Strange Hymn… OMG. So good. I’m glad I jumped into it as soon as I did. All of you PNR fans who haven’t read the series, do! And those who read the first book, but not the second, read the second! NOW! I was so tired and yet I refused to fall asleep. I didn’t want to miss anything. I probably should have because man, I was tired, but NOPE. I needed to know what happened next. So, so good.

Nay May 31, 2017 at 12:53 PM

Tessa–I’m so glad to hear that Strange Hymn is good! I’m going to have to fit it in.

My fave May book was Somebody Else’s Sky by Jessica Hawkins. Ohhh the angst!!

Leslie M May 31, 2017 at 12:58 PM

Nay, please remind me I want to read that series when 3rd book cones out.

Jean May 31, 2017 at 3:06 PM

My fav for May has to be The Queen & the Cure…..with the Jack & Jill series in close 2nd!

I’m going away tonight for a long weekend so may be incognito for a while, but I’ll try to pop in occasionally to keep up with you all!!

Thanks for all your hard work Maryse!

MichelleS May 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Favorite May read for me was A Court of Wings & Ruin. Total perfection. All three in this series are five star reads that only got better with each one. Anxiously awaiting spinoffs. Love love love this fantasy world. Wish I could just live there. With Rhys. And I want my own wings.

Nay May 31, 2017 at 5:25 PM

Leslie–You got it! I now have a ‘remind Leslie to read series in Oct’ shelf on GR! lol

Jan May 31, 2017 at 7:02 PM

I didn’t read anything really fab in May :( except American Hellhound which I haven’t quite finished, so that’s gonna be claimed by June. For me May was a big HR fest, with a few CR rereads thrown in. So, I guess my favs were:

Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt (HR) and Pieces of Sky by Kaki Warner (Western HR).

bev May 31, 2017 at 7:34 PM

Ela, I believe it’s a trilogy. The third comes out in July. For the first book I don’t remember a CH just lose threads.

Maryse didn’t you used to do a summer reading list or something like that?

bev May 31, 2017 at 7:35 PM

Jan, what? You read everything I wrote this month how can you say nothing fab??

Fabi May 31, 2017 at 8:33 PM

It’s the end of May already? Ugh! I have no idea what my favorite book was. Was it the one that made me bawl my eyes out? Or was it one of those several PNRs I dove into? Gah! I’ll have to study the situation.

But, NO, it is not half year yet. We still have 7/12 months to go. ;-)

Fabi May 31, 2017 at 8:52 PM

Alright, got my May favs. I had lots of five star reads as usual. But first place is a tie this month – between my happiest book and my saddest book.

Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy was fantastically good. It put a smile on my face so big that my cheeks hurt.

September by Robert Winter – recommended by Michelle – made me cry so hard and for so long that I couldn’t breathe through my nose or get rid of the headache for a full day afterwards.

Both of them are the standouts out of the 20 books I read in May. Lots of honorable mentions too. *sigh* I live long months with holidays that let me do extra reading.

Niki May 31, 2017 at 9:24 PM

My favorite was A Court of Mist and Fury!! And White Hot..even though I’m only at 17%:)

Grey May 31, 2017 at 9:36 PM

My fave for the month… Fallen Crest Forever. Because, #ThreesomeFearsome.

Jan May 31, 2017 at 10:51 PM

Har di har har bev. We do love your posts, it’s true.

Tessa May 31, 2017 at 10:58 PM

Grey, I totally get it. That says how good Wings and Ruin was. It just was a wonderful read.

Fabi, the first book isn’t anywhere near as good as the second and third. Those two just are INSANE. If you get the chance, perhaps from a library, I’d say give the second book a try.

Jan June 1, 2017 at 12:26 AM

Welp Anna has picked the first book (CoTaR) for my June Pick-For-Me. So, I have to hang in there, cos the later books are better? OK. I’ll try. Once I’ve finished the epic American Hellhound, that is ;)

Tessa June 1, 2017 at 12:40 AM

I should say that it’s the second half that makes it start being pure awesome. Then… Book two! Then… Book three. lol

bev June 1, 2017 at 8:42 AM
R. Renee June 1, 2017 at 8:46 AM

Yay! It deserves the love!

Tessa June 1, 2017 at 9:37 AM

FLT:
It was now or never.
The Novice by Taran Matharu

Leslie M June 1, 2017 at 10:38 AM

FLT:
The television was on and I heard him.
Heaven & Hell by Kristen Ashley

That’s right folks, I am hoping this one will convert me to KA fan!!! I am only on chapter 2, and it has a promising start. But seriously, who would marry someone named Cooter?!? Yuck.

Maryse June 1, 2017 at 11:49 AM

FLT:

A flash of light against her closed eyelids brings Zoey up out of the limbo between sleep and waking.

The Last Girl (The Dominion Trilogy Book 1) by Joe Hart

(that’s my audiobook)…

Maryse June 1, 2017 at 11:50 AM

My pleasure Jean!!! :D

My favorite for May is Sustained and God-Shaped Hole… equally. But for MUCH different reasons. :D

Maryse June 1, 2017 at 11:51 AM

D.G. Those sounds so very good, especially Vicious for that book-bully effect. :D

Maryse June 1, 2017 at 11:52 AM

Oh YEAH!! How did I miss a few of those? I shall add them into the pre-orders section. Especially excited about Emma Scott’s. :D

Grey June 1, 2017 at 12:12 PM

FLT ~ What makes you feel alive? Condensation. For it reminds me that I still breathe. ~ Ruckus by L.J. Shen

Tasha J June 1, 2017 at 2:02 PM

Did I read anything this month? It looks like I’ve marked one, Sophie Kinsella’s My Not So Perfect Life. So that’s my favorite. Lol I actually really really liked that one so it works. Wintersong just came in for me through digital library, now if only I could just find the time to READ it! Bah, I still need to finish what I’ve started. You wanna know one thing that’s been keeping me so super busy this summer? (Kids, obviously) But, instead of reading in my limited spare time, I’ve been painting rocks. Loads and loads of rocks. LOL…Instead of accomplishing anything else that’s on my big to do list, I sit and paint rocks. And it’s so fun! There’s a fb page where I live dedicated to rock painting/hiding/hunting and the community is really having a great time with it so far. I think us adults love it just as much as the kids, a real treasure hunt! Lol. I would like a few rainy days though to just sit and relax and catch up on some reading.

bev June 1, 2017 at 3:14 PM

There is a book coming out that has me kinda excited cause it looks fun. I keep hearing buzz for it. I know it is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea but doesn’t it sound fun??

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0WRN4B/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Fabi June 1, 2017 at 4:25 PM

Maryse, is The Last Girl getting any better for you? I liked it. But I read it so I wasn’t dealing with the narration. That does make a difference.

FLT – I’m jumping right into my June Pick For Me book

“Shawn lay on his back and stared unhappily at the ceiling.”
Watching and Wanting by Jay Northcote

Tessa June 1, 2017 at 6:35 PM

FLT part 2:
I, Juniper Mills, always run away from the people I love.
Juniper Smoke by Sadia Ash

Jan June 1, 2017 at 7:16 PM

That book looks intriguing, bev. Haven’t heard of it before. (I never know the goss……..)

Maryse, your first line is a goodie. That book is on my tbr. I think Fabi loved it.

My FLT:
The forest had become a labyrinth of snow and ice.

Yes folks, I’m FINALLY getting on board and starting Sarah Maas’ A Court Of Thorns and Roses. 9% in and so far so good :) And GUESS WHAT? By pure serendipity, when I went to buy it for my kindle this morning it’s ON SALE!! Only $2.99 AUD on amazon.au. :) :) :) Today is lookin’ good folks. Second day of winter here. Cold, but sunny.

Oh, and I finished American hellhound and it was FIVE STARS for me. And that doesn’t happen too often! Dartmoor lovers, you must read it.

Maryse June 1, 2017 at 10:08 PM

bev I did (and do) depending on my summer reading. ;) But mine always comes out mid-summer or towards the end. The best books I read over the summer, type-thing. ;)

Jan June 2, 2017 at 2:37 AM

I’m still getting ‘The Billionaire Dragon’s Secret Son’ recced whenever I open my personal amazon page. Why? Why? Why?

*shudders* Just, no.

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