Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – November 29th 2016

by Maryse on November 29, 2016 · 136 comments

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WEDNESDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! A few VERY POPULAR books just went on super-sale TODAY so I’m posting ‘em!

  • Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton & Nina Bocci <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!!! RECENTLY RELEASED & IT’S ON SALE!!! This one just came out and it’s part of Cyber Monday’s “Deals Week”!!!! She’s divorcing, spending the summer in Italy with her friend, and… “Avery’s thrown for a loop when she sees a man she never thought she’d see again: Italian architect Marcello Bianchi. Marcello was the man–the one who got away. And now her past is colliding with her present, a present where she should be mourning the loss of her marriage and–hey, that fettuccine is delicious! And so is Marcello…
  • Thrill Me (One Night with Sole Regret Book 9) by Olivia Cunning <— OLIVIA CUNNING ROCK STAR JUST WENT LIVE!!! SHE LIKES FUN WITH HIM… BUT HE’S GOT A PREGNANT GROUPIE!! YIKES! “…the more time they spend together, the more she starts to think he’s good for much more than ticking fantasies off her list. Now if only that pregnant groupie of his would get lost.” (P.S. Here’s the series reading order)
  • A Kingdom of Dreams (The Westmoreland Dynasty Saga Book 2) by Judith McNaught <— JUDITH MCNAUGHT FAVORITE IS ON SALE!!! I want to build my collection of this author’s books that have just finally become available as ebooks, considering how MUCH my fellow readers LOVE these books… and now I can add TWO more to my collection!! Make sure to check out this recent favorites list, so you can see how crazy everyone is over her books!! ➔ Big Huge News! All of Judith McNaught’s books are now available in ebook format, plus I have some Judith McNaught Reader Recommendations!

Anne: I say start with Kingdom of Dreams Maryse. Love that book so much!

Tessa: Kingdom of Dreams was so good. I fell in love with that book and went through two paperbacks of it.

Lauren: Once and Always is another one that is so awesome….it’s about a different couple but set in the same time period & location.

Jenn: My prized book is an autographed copy of Once and Always personally autographed to me by Judith McNaught.

  • Unbroken: Understood, Overheard and Undenied by Maya Banks <— MAYA BANKS SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!All three of Maya Banks’s sexy novellas combined into one volume!”
  • Prisoned: A Dark Twisted Erotic Standalone by Marni Mann <— DARK READ ALERT!! SHE’S BEEN KIDNAPPED… I’ve been told this one is pretty unputtdownable!! Nancy found it for us as a super-bargain sale, I know my friend Kandace LOVED it, and Jean says: “I’m at 50%. Intriguing and hoping my predictions are wrong so it will throw me for a loop!
     

Happy NEW RELEASE DAY!!! It’s also the last big release day of November, but no worries. Next week promises to kick of December with some major book-oomph!!! :D 80+ to pick and choose from today (some for every romance mood, whether you’re in the mood for a sweet love story, or a heart wrenching one… or even a creepy dark one), and I’ve found a few that look great to me!

What looks extra-good? Here are the ones that gave me a blurb jolt: That one there to the left, To Capture What We Cannot Keep (seems like it will have that epic love feel, with all of the hardships of social class disparity – she’s poor and he’s wealthy… you know how it goes, but it sounds poignant!) and Road to Paradise (PAULLINA SIMONS!!! And this one sounds like a thriller of sorts. Two girlfriends go on a road trip, but pick up a hitchhiker, and she pulls them into her terrifying world. eek GASP!!!). And… Dauntless (actually that’s book #3, I want to start from the beginning ’cause THAT premise had my heart in a lurch right off the bat. It sounds so good ’cause it’s a paranormal about a couple that wanted to have a baby SO bad), and Wordless sounds like a dark romance, and I’ve never read (or watched) the original fairytale that this is a twist on, but it sounds right up my alley), Fire in You (I LOVE this author, and I love the whole bad-boy MMA fighter premise, which is what I *think* this is about), Tracing the Stars (sounds like it will be a fun love/hate romance between two people that are trying to stay away from each other in a very small space… LOL!! I loved THIS part: “…they make a conscious effort to stay away from each other. Which is a hard thing to do when you’re stuck inside of a glorified igloo with only forty-three other people…”), and You Make Me Weak (because I love a good romance-potential with a no-nonsense brooding cop that wants nothing to do with getting close to people). :D !!! YAY ME!!!!

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. Taken: LOST Series, Book 5 by Cynthia Eden
  2. When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz
  3. Winter Moon: Seven Series, Book 7.5 by Dannika Dark
  4. Into the Storm by Melanie Moreland
  5. All the Dead Girls: Graveyard Falls, Book 3 by Rita Herron
  6. Aced by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine
  7. Force of Temptation: Mercury Pack, Book 2 by Suzanne Wright <— going live in just a couple of weeks!
     

 

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!):

Antonella: Totally agree with Bad Romeo/Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven, the angst in that book was off the Richter scale and you just could not put the book down.

Nay: I’ll also chime in about Bad Romeo/Broken Juliet–I FLOVED them! They were two of my top ten reads of 2015 (cause that’s when I read them).

Leslie: Anyone who hasn’t read Bad Romeo/Broken Juliet needs to get on it!!! It was awesome, swoony read. Highly recommend!!!
Anne: I think I am starting Wicked Heart next. I simply love Leisa Rayven and her angsty books.

Grey: The Beautiful Series is one of my very favorite series ever…so this is very bittersweet for me, knowing it’s the end of an era now. The writing team of Christina Lauren are such a package of awesome, wrapped in amazing and heavily dusted in fairy glitter. They’re like a unicorn… The way they write so seemlessly together, it’s truly magical. I’m going to miss this cast of characters something fierce. The ending for our Bastard, Bitch, Player, Stranger, Secret, Beginning, Beloved, Bombshell, Boss and yes, Beautiful… Was, well, it was poignant, a true full circle. If you haven’t read this series and enjoy well-written new adult stories with a healthy dose of humor, complex characters, hot smut and some angst…look no further! Beautiful (the book) gets 4.5 stars for the beginning and the ending alone. I really enjoyed the seamless integration of past characters into Jensen and Pippa’s story while giving them a tale of their own. Definitely not a standalone!!! I sense a book hangover coming on!

Lisa: Just finished Beautiful and it was the perfect conclusion to that series. I’m going to miss that group. And can I just say. ..the Christina Lauren duo are bloody well Grand Pohbahs of contemporary romance…..their characters are so well developed and given so much depth the reader ‘knows’ them…..their likes, dislikes, idiosyncrasies, humor…..and the authors maintain the depth in the characters across every book…no one fades into the background. Loved it all.

Jan: …the Beautiful series is one of my favs too. So well-written and involving…

  • Hawke: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel (Carolina Cold Fury Hockey) by Sawyer Bennett <— HOCKEY STAR ALERT and this one is super-bargain priced today!! :D
  • The Two-Family House: A Novel by Lynda Cohen Loigman <— TWO SISTERS BY MARRIAGE RAISING THEIR FAMILIES IN ONE HOUSE… This one sounds so poignant and intense!!! I bet it’s awesome. “Raising their families side by side, supporting one another, Rose and Helen share an impenetrable bond forged before and during that dramatic winter night. When the storm passes, life seems to return to normal; but as the years progress, small cracks start to appear and the once deep friendship between the two women begins to unravel. No one knows why, and no one can stop it. One misguided choice; one moment of tragedy…” (and it’s on sale today!)
  • Compromising Her Position (Compromise Me) by Samanthe Beck <— ACCIDENTAL OFFICE ROMANCE ALERT!!When Chelsea Wayne drags Santa into a supply closet for a little office party nookie, she assumes the man in the suit is her on-again/off-again coworker boyfriend. Instead, it’s Rafe St. Sebastian, a man known for his hard-driving ways in business as well as the bedroom—and, kill her now, the brand spanking new owner of Las Ventanas—who grants her naughtiest Christmas wishes…” (and it’s super-bargain priced today!)
  • A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) <— SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED and this one needs no introduction. ;)
  • The Game Changers Series: Books 1-3 by Shealy James <— SERIES BUNDLED and it’s super-bargain priced right now!
  • SEAL’s Obsession (Take No Prisoners Book 4) <— SEAL UNDERCOVER AS HER DECKHAND ON HER FLOATING MEDICAL BOAT CLINIC (*phew* thank goodness!!!) “Devastated by an auto accident that took the lives of her husband and baby daughter, Dr. Natalie Rhoades, has dedicated her life to helping people who don’t have access to good healthcare through her nonprofit floating medical boat. When she finds herself and her crew the target of a leftist guerrilla group, her new deckhand proves resourceful…” It’s super-bargain priced today!
  • Diablo Lake: Moonstruck by Lauren Dane <— HER NEIGHBOR IS A WEREWOLF ALERT! “Katie Grady left Diablo Lake to get over a humiliating breakup. But her family needs her help, so she’s back, in a sublet right across the hall from the guy she’s lusted after for years…” (super-bargain priced today!)
       

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN

  1. Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis: The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice <— ANNE RICE’S LATEST ALERT!! ”From Anne Rice, conjurer of the beloved best sellers Interview with the Vampire and Prince Lestat, an ambitious and exhilarating new novel of utopian vision and power..” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  2. Winter Moon: A Christmas Novella (Seven Series Book 8) by Dannika Dark
  3. Wolf Binding by Kara James
  4. Passion of a Witch (A Wicked Series Book 1) by K.D. Friedrich
  5. Iron Man (Blood Slaves Book 2) by KyAnn Waters
  6. Balance (The Balance Series Book 1) by Janelle Stalder
  7. Gates of Peretyr (Forces of Nature Book 2) by Eleanor Elliott
  8. Good Vampires Go to Heaven: A Deadly Angels Book by Sandra Hill <— BAD BOY VAMPIRE DEMON IS SUPPOSED TO BE CONVERTING MORE INTO “BAD” LIKE HIM, BUT…Two-thousand-year-old vampire demon Zeb is supposed to spend eternity turning mortal sinners into bad guy Lucipires like himself. That way, they can grow their numbers and fight the vampire angels known as Vangels. But Zeb is a bad boy in a good way—secretly working as a double agent for none other than St. Michael the Archangel in hopes of one day earning his wings. Problem is, Zeb’s betrayal is discovered...” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  9. Ted on Mars: A Ted Stedman Novel 02 by D. R. Rosier
  10. Beautiful Darkness: Masie (Daughters of Highland Darkness Book 1) by Victoria Zak
  11. Chade (Elemental Paladins Book 3) by Montana Ash
  12. All I Want (Spirits of Laken #2) by Eden Ashe
  13. Lost Lady of Thessaly (Halcyon Romance Series Book 7) by Rachael Slate
  14. Dauntless (Anniversary Edition) (The Nevermore Trilogy Book 3) by Shannon Mayer <— RE-RELEASE & THIS is the conclusion to the series and it sounds SO good (but I won’t read the blurb ’cause I don’t want to spoil it for myself. That said, the first one indicates they would do ANYTHING to have a baby… (here it is on Amazon UK)
  15. To Find You by Cerece Rennie Murphy
  16. Raene and the Three Bears (The Alder Tales Book 2) by RS McCoy <— RETELLING OF GOLDILOCKS & THE THREE BEARS (SHIFTERS!!)…it’s Raene’s duty to cross the realm and fulfill her marriage arrangements with an Alderwood Bear Clan. The rest of her life is mapped out, but Raene has one choice left: to choose a husband from the sons of the Bear Clan’s leader—too bad she’s not interested in any of them…
  17. Frozen: A Northern Waste Novella by Eve Silver
  18. Forget Me Not by Michelle M. Pillow <— HISTORICAL GHOST ROMANCE!! HE’S SENT TO TEACH HER… and it seems that ghosts have followed him… ”When the willfully independent Isabel Drake refuses to marry the man her parents want her to, her mother decides as punishment she will be forced to take lessons on how to be a proper lady.  But the man sent to instruct her makes her feel anything but proper. Her attraction to Mr. Weston is instant, but the confusing man seems set in keeping her in her place—even if she detects he feels something for her.
..” (here it is on Amazon UK)
                 

 

CONTEMPORARY

  1. Wordless by Alyne Roberts <— MODERN RETELLING OF A FAIRYTALE ALERT!! SHE IS A SECRET… BUT SHE WANTS TO BE FREE…Shiloh is a secret. Locked away behind thick walls and armed guards. She is the only weakness of her dangerous and powerful father. She dreamed of the day she can escape and live a normal life. Whispered promises lead her to a different dangerous and powerful man. Shiloh believes Pierce can give her freedom, as long as he never learns who she really is. Shiloh trades being one man’s secret to become another man’s pawn...” OMG it sounds great! (here it is on Amazon UK)
  2. The Art of Retribution (The Art of Living Duet Book 2) by Nicole Sorrell
  3. Fire in You (Wait for You Series Book 6) by Jennifer L. Armentrout <— JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!! She’s rebuilding her life, and now working at her father’s MMA GYM… “Jillian Lima’s whole world was destroyed in a span of a few hours. The same night her childhood love, Brock ‘the Beast’ Mitchell, broke her heart, her life was irrevocably altered by the hand of a stranger with a gun. It takes six years to slowly glue together the shattered pieces of her life, but Jillian is finally ready to stop existing in a past full of pain and regret. She takes a job at her father’s martial arts Academy and she’s going out on her first date since a failed relationship that was more yuck than yum. Jillian is determined to start living. She just never expected Brock to be a part of her life again…” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  4. Bend (Vegas Heat Book 1) by Molly McLain
  5. When All The Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz <— HER SISTER IS MISSING…Beautiful, brilliant—and reckless—Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames—literally…” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  6. First Step Forward (The Grand Valley Series Book 1) by Liora Blake <— FAMOUS FOOTBALL STAR ALERT!
  7. Burn with me by Rachael Tonks
  8. Who Lies Beside Me (A Love Lonely Novel Book 2) by William C. Cole
  9. Crossing Roman (Genoa Mafia Series Book 1) by Ginger Ring
  10. Caught Up In You (The Monroes) by Jules Bennett
  11. Waiting For You (At Last Baby Series Book 1) by Sarah Tork
  12. Tracing the Stars by Amanda Richardson <— SCIENTISTS STATIONED AT THE SOUTH POLE & AT FIRST, THEY CAN’T STAND EACH OTHER… but the pull between them is undeniable. “The only problem is, interdepartmental relationships are forbidden at the South Pole station. As the winter gets colder and the sun disappears, they make a conscious effort to stay away from each other. Which is a hard thing to do when you’re stuck inside of a glorified igloo with only forty-three other people.” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  13. Stealing Christmas by Alexa Riley
  14. His Domain
  15. Blind Retribution by K. T. Roberts
  16. Taken (LOST) by Cynthia Eden <— SHE SURVIVED AN ABDUCTION & THE HE’S THE SEXY EX-SEAL HELPING HER…Bailey Jones somehow survived her harrowing abduction by the infamous Death Angel. But while her physical scars have healed, she can’t stop wondering about a woman she helped to escape, who simply disappeared. When LOST agent Asher Young is assigned to her case, Bailey instantly feels an attraction to the intense ex-SEAL who seems to be carrying dark secrets of his own…” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  17. His Weekend Wife (The KNIGHT Brothers Book 2) by Rhonda Lee Carver
  18. Wild at Whiskey Creek: A Hellcat Canyon Novel (Hot in Hellcat Canyon) by Julie Anne Long
  19. Darkness Within by Isabel Lucero <— PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT!! HE HAS A HATRED INSIDE OF HIM… and he wants revenge… “…That’s what it feels like when the darkness that lives inside me starts trying to get out. I feel it happening. The pressure builds. My skin prickles. And the only thing that tames it, getting it back to resting peacefully inside me, is to unleash it. I have to let it wreak havoc, and I quite enjoy the mayhem. Analeigh Price comes into my life and does the one thing I hate; question me about my past. She can pretend she wants to get to know me all she wants, but she’s not ready for the truth….
  20. Cowgirl Strong by Cheyenne Meadows
  21. Simply Irresistible (Flatiron Five Book 1) by Deborah Cooke <— HE OWNS A FITNESS CLUB & SHE’S TAKING A BONDAGE CLASS THERE… er… wait? They have bondage classes in fitness clubs?!!? *blink blink* “…When she decides to write her own book, she knows she needs to do research. Her fake date, Tyler, is gorgeous but too nice to play naughty games—unlike Matteo, Amy’s mysterious personal instructor at F5, who plays them so well…
  22. Naked Nights (Carnal Justice Book 1) by Vonna Harper
  23. The Scottish Duke by Karen Ranney
  24. Duke of Pleasure (Maiden Lane Book 11) by Elizabeth Hoyt
  25. Road to Paradise: A Novel by Paullina Simons <— PAULLINA SIMONS ALERT!!!! FUN ROAD TRIP AMONGST FRIENDS BECOMES DANGEROUS WHEN THEY PICK UP A HITCHHIKER…  This is the author of our Beloved Bronze Horseman Trilogy and she just released a new book and it sounds CRAZY!!! “With Gina on board, Shelby’s carefully mapped-out itinerary is quickly abandoned. Soon, so is their “no hitchhikers” rule when Shelby picks up a mysterious girl named Candy Cane, who sets them all on a new and dangerous course. Streetwise beyond her years and decked out with tattoos, piercings, and spiky hair, Candy is on the run from a past darker than anything the two suburban girls have ever known. Candy draws Shelby and Gina into her terrifying world, where life as they know it is turned upside down and there is no place left to hide...” <— eek EEEEEEEP!!!!! (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  26. Blame It on the Texas Stroll (Lost in a Boom Town Book 6) by MJ Fredrick <— CUTE COP & THE NURSE THAT JUST MOVED IN ACROSS FROM THE CEMETERY (and she’s scared of ghosts)!! LOL!!! “Nurse Jolie Guenther has just moved into the house by the cemetery with her roommates. If the location isn’t eerie enough, she starts hearing strange sounds at night. Luckily, the cute deputy she’s encountered a few times is available to help any time she needs him, whether he’s rounding up trespassers, taking her shooting or making her a brisket…” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  27. Golden Threads (Once Upon a Time) by Kay Hooper
  28. Size Matters (A Perfect Fit) by Alison Bliss
  29. The Corporate Bitch by J.J. R.
  30. Scoring Her: A Billionaire Bad Boys Novella (Book 3.5) (Bad Boy Billionaires) by Max Monroe <— MAX MONROE ALERT! LAST ONE IN THIS SERIES… but there will be a spinoff. “From Kline and Benny to Wes and Winnie with Thatch and Cassie in between, spend time with the characters that have stolen the hearts of both each other and readers alike, and meet the men of the upcoming spinoff series Mavericks Tackle Love.“ (here’s the series reading order) and here it is on Amazon UK.
  31. J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis: The Rousseaus #3 (The Blueberry Lane Series Book 14) by Katy Regnery
  32. Closer To You (Callaways Book 11) by Barbara Freethy
  33. Max (7 Brides for 7 Brothers Book 5) by Lynn Raye Harris
  34. The Millionaire’s Convenient Arrangement: A Miami Lawyers Novel by Jane Peden
  35. Family Jewels: Rose Gardner Investigations #1 by Denise Grover Swank <— ROSE GARDNER SPINOFF ALERT!!Rose’s best friend, Neely Kate, is struggling with her own losses, so when she suggests they help a local man find a missing necklace, Rose agrees. It’ll give both of them a welcome distraction, and besides, it’s a simple investigation...” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  36. Freeing Liberty by J.M. Paul
  37. Wrong for Me (Motor City Royals) by Jackie Ashenden
  38. Maybe This Time (Colorado Ice) by Jennifer Snow
  39. No Secrets: A Multicultural New Adult Romance by N. Raines <— HE HATES HER AND SHE WANTS HIM ALERT! “He hates her… Cris figures if he never sees Alyx Franklin again, it’ll be too soon. She’s nothing but a spoiled stupid rich girl, too busy partying to care about anyone but herself. She’s the reason Gabi, the girl he loved, lost her life…”
  40. Special Occasions (The Acorn Hills Series Book 7) by Grace Augustine
  41. The Reluctant Cowboy (Morgan Ranch) by Kate Pearce
  42. Chase (Hot Rides) by Sidney Bristol
  43. Luke (The Malloys of Montana) by Ruth Ryan Langan
  44. Ink Exposed (Montgomery Ink Book 6) by Carrie Ann Ryan <— HE’S OVERCOMING HIS DIVORCE & SHE’S ALWAYS BEEN IN LOVE WITH HIM ALERT! She works for his family’s construction company… “She loves her planners, friends, and a certain dark-haired man who’s never given her a second glance. Alex is slowly re-immersing himself back into the world, but the demons he faced before aren’t out of the picture, and he’ll have to learn to rely on others to make it out whole...” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  45. Guarding Secrets: A Novel by Pat Tucker
  46. Perfectly Paired (Masters and Mercenaries: Topped Book 3) by Lexi Blake
  47. Owned by the Club by Sam Crescent
  48. Underground by Cecilia Johanna<— SHE’S AN UNBEATABLE STREET FIGHTER TRYING TO MAKE IT OUT ALIVE WITH HER SISTER ALERT! Oh… and the doctor that puts her back together again… “Working off her late mother’s debt to a corrupt bookie is taking a terrible toll, and things are changing in the city’s underworld. The stakes keep rising, while her freedom proves more elusive every day. When first-year resident Dr. Andrew Alexander finds a half-dead Robyn in his ER, the cruel, merciless side of Chrystal Valley opens up before him…
  49. Bottoms Up (Come Again Book 1) by Amanda Usen and Miranda Baker
  50. Once Upon A Christmas: 7 Captivating Historical Romances by Jill Barnett, Cheryl Bolen, Glynnis Campbell, Kimberly Cates, Tanya Anne Crosby, Colleen Gleason, Brenda Hiatt
  51. Oh, the Weather Outside Is Frightful (Extended edition!): a Montana Fire Christmas Novella by Susan May Warren
  52. Starring Christmas: Two Christmas Novellas by Rachel McMillan and Allison Pittman
  53. Smuttily Ever After
  54. Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) <— GILMORE GIRLS ALERT!!! And an autobiography and I love both! :D Tasha found it for us saying: “…Also, Lauren Graham’s Talking as Fast as I Can released today!! Love Gilmore Girls and Lauren Graham. I’m currently on the ‘fall’ episode of the revival and I’m loving it…
  55. Rule (Paris Mob Book 3) by Michelle St. James
  56. Finding Hope (Starting Over Series Book 5) by Evan Grace
  57. Texas Rose Always (A Texas Rose Ranch Novel Book 2) by Katie Graykowski
  58. Imperfections Take Me As I Am (The Imperfections Series Book 3) by Shaniel Watson
  59. You Make Me Weak (The Blackwells of Crystal Lake Book 1) by Juliana Stone <— SINGLE MOM & THE NO-NONSENSE BROODING FBI AGENT THAT ONCE BROKE HER HEART ALERT!Rebecca Draper is hoping second chance at life will get her back on track. With a failed marriage behind her and a young son to support, this former beauty queen has no time for Hudson Blackwell—yet running into him stirs up things. Hot things. Wild things. The man broke her heart once so getting involved with him would be crazy...” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  60. Death Dancer (Dangerous Dancers Book 2) by Tara Lain <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  61. Found You: Trade Me by Dahlia Donovan <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  62. Holiday Kisses in the Snow: 2-in-1 by Lexi Buchanan
  63. Come For Me: A Southern Nights Novella by Ella Sheridan
  64. To Capture What We Cannot Keep: A Novel by Beatrice Colin <— HISTORICAL LOVE STORY… DIFFERENT SOCIAL CLASSES and it sounds so angsty!!!In February 1887, Caitriona Wallace and Émile Nouguier meet in a hot air balloon, floating high above Paris, France–a moment of pure possibility. But back on firm ground, their vastly different social strata become clear. Cait is a widow who because of her precarious financial situation is forced to chaperone two wealthy Scottish charges. Émile is expected to take on the bourgeois stability of his family’s business and choose a suitable wife…

                                                          

 

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{ 136 comments… read them below or add one }

R. Renee November 29, 2016 at 12:54 PM

I have From Sand and Ash preordered. Starting that one next!

Tasha J November 29, 2016 at 1:54 PM

The Road to Paradise and To Capture What We Cannot Keep sound like must reads to me right now, and a bunch of others look pretty good too. Will have to read through blurbs more thoroughly later on. Also, Lauren Graham’s Talking as Fast as I Can released today!! Love Gilmore Girls and Lauren Graham. I’m currently on the ‘fall’ episode of the revival and I’m loving it, but scared too as some people’s reactions haven’t sounded as thrilling as I’d hoped.

Maryse November 29, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Oh awesome Tasha, I’ll add it! :D

Maryse November 29, 2016 at 2:11 PM

R… she’s an awesome writer.

R. Renee November 29, 2016 at 2:12 PM

I’ve never read her before. I have Making Faces to start too! Both paperbacks so I can get them signed next weekend. YAY!!!

Maryse November 29, 2016 at 2:20 PM

Making Faces was AWESOME and one of my all-time favorites. It’s just… all-encompassing, ya know?

S.R. Grey November 29, 2016 at 2:22 PM

Don’t forget about my new hockey romance, Destiny on Ice. It’s available for pre-order for 99 cents and releases December 1.

Tasha J November 29, 2016 at 2:35 PM

You’ve never read any Amy Harmon R.? I agree with Making Faces being an all time favorite, I had my Mom read it right after I was done and she loved it too and went on to read the rest that I’ve got of hers. A Different Blue was where I 1st discovered my love for her writing and I really loved Infinity + One too. I’ve been wanting to get to The Bird and the Sword. Time, where are you??

R. Renee November 29, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Isn’t The Bird and the Sword fantasy? I’m not sure about that one but it has great reviews. And what do you mean time? As in when am I starting it? Or time where I am?

Tasha J November 29, 2016 at 2:47 PM

Yep The Bird and the Sword is fantasy. I like some fantasy now and then and I’ve read reviews that say even if you’re not a big fan of it, you (in general) may like this book. Lol!! I’m talking to “time” as if it were a person. It seems he’s left me and I was hoping he’d make a visit. ;)

R. Renee November 29, 2016 at 2:48 PM

LOL I’m out of it. 3am bedtime and all!

Amy November 29, 2016 at 2:49 PM

To Capture What We Cannot Keep and Wordless are DEFINITE clicks. And Two-Family House (how good does that one sound?!?) was one of the many books I clicked yesterday which made me blow right through my Amazon gift card balance. So much for trying to use those cards to put a cap on my book spending!!

By the way, Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica is on sale for 2.99 right now, and it’s apparently a psych thriller…click! :D

Amy November 29, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Alright, I have to make a fuss about Bad Romeo/Broken Juliet again…seriously guys, they are GREAT!!!!! The perfect amount of angst and emotion all wrapped up in a second chance story. Read it!! And I’m being bossy ’cause bev called me the boss lady. *snort*

And even though I haven’t read Making Faces yet, I loved Amy Harmon’s Infiniti + One (*swoony sigh*) and really, really liked Law of Moses.

Tessa November 29, 2016 at 2:56 PM

*waves* Just saying hi! I got back from my vacation last night, so you might here more from me. I’ve been reading Fabi’s rec of Ice Barbarian series. It was perfect. Short, good, but I didn’t want to abandon my family for it. :)

Lisa Aiello November 29, 2016 at 3:23 PM

So I had one pop up as a Freebie today – I Wish I Could Remember You by LJ Epps. It sounds intriguing if anyone wants to take advantage of a free one. The premise is she marries a man and he turns into an abusive cheating ass. She decides to leave her husband, is working on a divorce, and meets the man of her dreams. Then she gets into an accident that gives her amnesia. And she doesn’t remember the new man in her life and all the wonderful things, but she does remember her old husband, just not the awful things he did.

Amy November 29, 2016 at 4:46 PM

*tackle hugs Tessa* Sorry, I’m a little wound up today. :P

Holy moly, Lisa…that one sounds great!!

bev November 29, 2016 at 5:02 PM

Amy, you should do a book swap with me. I’ll read Romeo you do Simon next week.

Fabi November 29, 2016 at 5:14 PM

I guess I’m not getting update emails now. I hope I don’t have to change my account. I hate doing that.

Tessa, I believe Ice Barbarian was MichelleS’ rec. Not mine for sure. Glad you enjoyed it though. :-)

I am super intrigued by Underground by Cecilia Johanna. A female cage fighter? I don’t think I’ve seen this trope/theme before.

I’m so glad tomorrow is the last day of the month. It hasn’t been a stellas reading month for me. Out of 20 books, 5 were dnfs. There were 2-3 favorites but I always wish for more.

What is your November favorite?

Mine is Drawn In by Barbara Elsborg. Believe it or not, all my favorites this month were angsty, sad, hurt my heart books. This one was the top of the pile.

R. Renee November 29, 2016 at 5:17 PM

Don’t worry, Fabi. It will come back. Mine were missing for a while too.

Hmmmm….what was my favorite book this month. Let’s see. Uh… WOLFSONG!!!! Hand’s down, not even a question. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it. And this one Fabi did recommend. XOXOXO!

Jan November 29, 2016 at 5:47 PM

Oooh lookie a new novella in the Seven series *CLICK!* I loved that whole series, especially the most recent one, book 7. Goodie :) *claps hands excitedly*

Tracing the Stars sounds intriguing. Bargain price. *CLICK!*

And I’ve already clicked and read JC and the Bijoux Jolis (must have come out early in Australia?) and really liked it! It works fine as a standalone. I’m going to try some of the other Kate Regnerys now.

My current read is a rec from this blog a couple of weeks ago. It’s not on kindle so I had to track down a secondhand copy which arrived yesterday. It’s a daaarrkkk HR. To Have And To Hold by Patricia Gaffney. I know some aspects of the book aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I’ve somehow gotten sucked right into it. Oh, Sebastian, you are a bad, bad man. But so perfect for Rachel. Now I suppose I’ll have to track down more Patricia Gaffneys. And when am I gonna fit in Exaltation of Larks?? Yeah Tasha, where is Mr Time?

Jan November 29, 2016 at 5:55 PM

My favourite November read is Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas. Another rec from this blog yaaayyy! It’s a few years old, but not dated at all. A really great, well-written CR from a writer better known for her HRs (Marrying Winterborne, anyone?) Sugar Daddy is also number 1 in a series so I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of the sequels which I’ve ordered secondhand. Help, I’m being squished by an avalanche of great books!

Close 2nd and 3rd favs for Nov, would be To Have and To Hold Patricia Gaffney (see above) and JC and the Bijoux Jolies, a lovely, brand new CR about a male and female player who tame each other, along with a great little WW11 mystery to solve.

Fabi November 29, 2016 at 6:04 PM

Jan, you say you have a HR that is dark? Keep talking…:-)

I’ve been in the mood for dark lately but I’m also finishing up an old HR which I’m loving. A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught. So a dark HR might just be exactly right for my mood.

Jan November 29, 2016 at 6:36 PM

Oh yeah Fabi. To Have and To Hold ain’t no Kingdom of Dreams. It has very mixed reviews, with some people absolutely 5 star luvvin it but others saying they can’t accept Sebastian’s behaviour. And yeah, his behaviour is pretty dodgy at first. But Gaffney’s writing is wonderful, and you get caught up with these characters and their vulnerabilities and their foolishness and their capacity for change. They are real, believable people. And I know after the angst there’s going to be a HEA (I haven’t finished it yet!). And they both sooooo deserve that. But it’s not easy to get hold of a copy of the book. I got mine through abebooks.com. Maybe your library?

Fabi November 29, 2016 at 6:49 PM

Amazon has it on Kindle here. But it’s book 2. Did you read book 1?

Maryse November 29, 2016 at 6:51 PM

To Have and to Hold needs to be mine…

Maryse November 29, 2016 at 7:07 PM

My November favorite was easily Exaltation of Larks.

Maryse November 29, 2016 at 7:09 PM

*waves at Tessa*

*decides to tackle Tessa in a hug*
:D !!!!

Leslie M November 29, 2016 at 7:29 PM

What’s going on with the blog? I’m getting the pink background and it has such a glare it hurts my eyes! HELP! I want the old one back.

*stomps feet like bratty 2 yr old*

R. Renee November 29, 2016 at 7:29 PM

Put the bottle down, Leslie… what are you talking about :D

Leslie M November 29, 2016 at 7:36 PM

Stone cold sober here…what the Shrek is happening?? I seriously hate the way the blog is showing up ony phone. (I always access with my phone BTW…I don’t even own a PC).

No joke….it’s hurting my eyes. :(

Amy November 29, 2016 at 7:37 PM

Here, I’ll just take that bottle off Leslie’s hands… :P

My favorite read of November…I’m torn between Held and The Turning Point. Held made me freak out at the end (which is SO much fun!) but The Turning Point beat the crap out of my heart. *sigh* Do I have to choose?

Amy November 29, 2016 at 7:44 PM

bev…I can’t do it. And definitely not right now after Chimera. I’m so frustrated after reading that one (which is male POV), and then add to that how m/m gets no real feels going for me (I’m sorry, but it just doesn’t!) and I would feel awful if I read one of your faves in that state of mind. What’s that Emi Lost and Found book? Oh yeah…Not Today But Someday. So that’s my answer right now. I’d follow that with a hug but…yeah. *snort*

bev November 29, 2016 at 7:44 PM

Yay. It is pink again. I missed it.

Fabi November 29, 2016 at 7:50 PM

Exaltation of Larks is next for me. :-) I’ve had it lined up since it released but I had to finish my current read commitments first.

I’m a little worried because I’m not really in the mood for a CR, but everyone says how great it is so maybe I should just jump in anyways.

R. Renee November 29, 2016 at 7:54 PM

Fabi I wouldn’t call it a CR. I wouldn’t even call it a romance. I’d call it a saga about love and family and how they intertwine.

I’m not seeing the pink!

*grabs the bottle from Amy and takes a swig* Can’t wait to read The Turning Point! *takes another swig*

Leslie M November 29, 2016 at 7:55 PM

Bev, you like the pink?

Leslie M November 29, 2016 at 7:57 PM

R., What’s your email? I remember you recently posted it….I will email you screen shot so you don’t think I’m crazy. (I am actually crazy, but NOT in this instance.)

Amy November 29, 2016 at 8:00 PM

*takes a swig and slides bottle back to R*

I’ll keep the liquor flowing for ya. ;)

bev November 29, 2016 at 8:01 PM

I give up.

LeslieM, yes. It’s how it always used to be.

Leslie M November 29, 2016 at 8:01 PM

My fave November read was Rush/Endless Possibility by Emma Scott.

Major swoonage. (Swoonage? Is that even a word?…You guys know what I mean)

Maryse November 29, 2016 at 8:01 PM

Oh Fabi YOU WILL LOVE IT.

I thought of you SO much while reading Larks…

Maryse November 29, 2016 at 8:03 PM

Leslie… what old one? It’s always been the pink background, but it’s more of a subdued pink, no?

What are you looking at the blog on (mobile or computer)?

bev November 29, 2016 at 8:06 PM

Mine was white for a long while, not sure what Leslie’s was.

Maryse November 29, 2016 at 8:06 PM

Leslie, I do see it’s the regular pink background blog design showing up on mobile right now… weird, as we have a white “mobile friendly” version that’s usually showing. I just sent an inquiry to find out why…

R. Renee November 29, 2016 at 8:08 PM

Leslie, I’ll still think you’re crazy but I have a whole bag of reasons to draw from ;) robinhillwrites@gmail.com

*takes bottle from Amy* Thanks!

R. Renee November 29, 2016 at 8:09 PM

My background has always been purple. At least on my laptop.

Jan November 29, 2016 at 8:10 PM

Page still looks normal/usual for me (light pink). But I haven’t cracked a bottle yet today. Hey, it’s only midday here. Sun’s barely over the yardarm.

Fabi, I didn’t read book one first, though I might hunt it down and read it now, I think. But To Have and To Hold is fine as a standalone. Weird that it’s not available on amazon aus. Quite a few other Gaffney books on there, but not that one.

Leslie M November 29, 2016 at 8:12 PM

Maryse, Ive never accessed your site on anything other than my mobile. Years ago it was pink but for a long time its been white. Weird!!

Maryse November 29, 2016 at 8:12 PM

Yes… my main blog design (and has been for years) is the subdued-ish pinky-purpley bi-colored one…

On a bigger screen (or laptop computer) it seems to work nicely, with the top menu bar and side menu bar easy to access…

The white “mobile-friendly” one is pretty basic.

I remember when we changed to “mobile friendly” white… I received a few complaints that they preferred the pink blog and wanted that one back.

I suppose it’s whatever you’ve gotten used to that is comfortable.

LOL!

R. Renee November 29, 2016 at 8:13 PM

I guess it is more of a pink on my mobile, but a purple-y pink.

R. Renee November 29, 2016 at 8:25 PM

I think Leslie was seeing the mobile version (white) on her phone but for some reason only the desktop version is coming up. I checked on my phone too. Whether I set it for mobile or desktop, they both come up with the desktop version.

Cheryl November 29, 2016 at 8:48 PM

*takes a swig and passes it along*

Favorite- well since it’s so fresh in my mind- Exaltation of Larks.

Hockey romance!! One-click. Also, After We Fall.

Amy November 29, 2016 at 9:35 PM

On my iPad it’s pink, and for the longest time on my phone it was white but it’s now back to pink on there as well.

I personally prefer the pink all the time. ;)

Amy November 29, 2016 at 9:39 PM

Remember “puff, puff, give”?

Well, here it’s “swig, swig, give”.

R. Renee November 29, 2016 at 9:40 PM

My turn! *glug, glug, glug*

R. Renee November 29, 2016 at 9:40 PM

Oops, sorry…Here Cheryl.

Cheryl November 29, 2016 at 9:47 PM

Thanks R. *takes another swig* So much better than Nyquil!!

Fabi November 29, 2016 at 10:07 PM

Maryse and Jean both said (at separate times) that Larks made you think of me. Now I have to read it to see what y’all think of me. hahahaha

Leslie M November 29, 2016 at 10:09 PM

The good thing about pink version is that it doesn’t have that thing at bottom where it duplicates everyone’s comments.

I do remember when it switched from pink to white for mobile and I liked it…more streamlined. Oh well, I will adjust.

R. Renee November 29, 2016 at 10:13 PM

That’s what it is Leslie. You’re not on the mobile anymore for whatever reason. When I click on the site directly from Twitter, I get that mobile screen, but then I change it to desktop.

Oh no Fabi…the pressure!

Jan November 29, 2016 at 10:44 PM

puff, puff, give…… swig, swig, give…… why do I feel like I’m in a scene from Punk57?

Tasha J November 29, 2016 at 11:13 PM

My favorite for the month was Mischling. But I also really loved Dark Matter. Two completely different books but Mischling really made me FEEL the most. ;) Currently reading Our Chemical Hearts and so far it really has that John Green feel!

Lisa November 30, 2016 at 6:28 AM

End of November already and a super slow reading month for me. Best books were Kristen Callihan’s Managed and Sexy Lies and Rock and Roll by Sawyer Bennett….both 4 stars….but nothing standout 5 stars for me. I am enjoying Ginger Scott’s Hold my Breath though.

Nay November 30, 2016 at 6:37 AM

My favorite for November was also An Exaltation of Larks. NO question.

Fabi November 30, 2016 at 9:37 AM

If any of you are looking for an audio book with great narration (like I always am), I highly recommend Porn Star by Laurelin Paige and Sierra Simone narrated by CJ Bloom and Jacob Morgan. Two narrators so we get both the female and male voices. They are both great. Plus, it’s one of those sweet deals where if you have the book (or buy the Kindle book) you get the Audible version for $1.99.

Nay November 30, 2016 at 11:32 AM

Fabi–that’s me! I usually listen to at least one audiobook per week, sometimes more when I’m doing a lot around the house. And I’m ALWAYS looking for the ones with great narrators, so I will definitely check this out.

I was just looking at your ‘audible’ shelf on GR and it looks like we both like to listen to the PNR audiobooks. Well some of mine are PnR, but many of mine are UF since I don’t have to worry as much about a bad narrator ruining the romance/sex scenes. I got really behind on marking my ‘audiobook’ shelf the past 18 mos, so they aren’t all there now, but give me a few days and maybe you can get some suggestions from my shelf. I’m getting ready to go through yours–you have TONS of them! Squee!!

Is Porn Star narrated like the Fever series where the male and female each do ALL their own parts instead of just switching up each time the POV does??

Fabi November 30, 2016 at 12:17 PM

Thank you Nay. I will definitely be going through your Audible Shelf.

I believe most of my PNR is really UF, I just don’t have that distinction in my shelves.

I “think” Porn Star changes narrator each time the POV changes. I’m not that far into it yet so I’m not 100% sure.

Amy November 30, 2016 at 12:31 PM

Speaking of audiobooks, I met a lady yesterday who narrates audiobooks. Her voice was BEAUTIFUL.

Heck, I’d listen to those audiobooks just to hear her voice again. ;)

Nay November 30, 2016 at 12:49 PM

What was her name, Amy?

Nay November 30, 2016 at 1:03 PM

Maryse–I was looking through my Amazon wishlist at next week’s releases and noticed one that’s up for preorder that I don’t see on your list.

It’s ‘Hit the Spot’ by J. Daniels, and it’s the second book in the Dirty Deeds series after ‘Four Letter Word’. For those who read FLW, this one is about the H/h’s best friends, Tori and Jamie. It’s coming out on 12/6, and I can’t wait to read it!

Amy November 30, 2016 at 1:28 PM

I can’t say who, Nay. It’s a healthcare setting. :(

MichelleS November 30, 2016 at 1:32 PM

Ooh. Lot’s to catch up on.

I finished:
Too Late. 4 stars for me.
Viper’s Kiss – I forget already – 3.5 stars? Just meh for me.
Aftermath – 4 stars too – maybe 4.5. I won’t forget this one.

Fangirl – 4.5 stars for this one too. Love her writing. Wanted MORE at the end, just like with all her books. They creep along and I get sucked in, and then BAM, it’s over. and I’m not ready for it to be over. So Glad I read Carry On BEFORE Fangirl though, or else that would have been spoiled spoiled spoiled.

Now what? OH! My favorite November read? It was A Court of Mist and Fury, by Sarah J. Maas. SQUEE!!!!! Loved it. Cannot wait for the next installment.

In a rut now. No clue what to read. I started the Viking one by Fanetti, not sure if I am feeling it.

MichelleS November 30, 2016 at 1:38 PM

Making Faces was my favorite Amy Harmon book – BY FAR! If you haven’t read it, read it. I recommended to a friend who doesn’t even read “our kind” of books and she loved it too. It’s just that good.

MichelleS November 30, 2016 at 1:40 PM

I like PINK – hated the white – and I have never seen purple???? I see a muted pink on the bottom and a deeper shade on top 1/4. It’s PUHRDEE – my hubby always knows I am “talking to those girls again” when he sees the pink screen.

The thing that is new for me is that the comments all repeat AFTER the comments section, but in reverse order. So I scroll down and miss the end and have to come back, and then miss it again…. Maryse is messing with me.

R. Renee November 30, 2016 at 1:57 PM

Creepy MichelleS! I just checked my email while I was refreshing the image of the Making Faces cover on my newsletter when I saw your post. Guess it’s fate and I’ll have to read it for sure!

Maryse November 30, 2016 at 3:43 PM

LOL MichelleS I don’t mean to!!

*snort*

It might be a “plugin update” issue, so I’ll send this comment thing over, and see what can be fixed. :D

Maryse November 30, 2016 at 3:44 PM

Thank you Nay!!!!

I’ll update the list. :D

Maryse November 30, 2016 at 3:46 PM

Someone just asked for an updated “best audiobooks” list, so this will be added. Thank you Fabi!

Maryse November 30, 2016 at 3:47 PM

Lisa… glad to know this ’cause Ginger Scott seems pretty great! I went crazy for another one of hers.

Jan November 30, 2016 at 5:42 PM

It looks as if the Judith McNaught ebooks aren’t available in Australia. I can’t see them anywhere on kindle, and when I checked apple iBooks I got a message saying they’re not currently available in Australia. *sad face* Luckily *happy face* I own most of them as paperbacks from when they first came out (yes, I’m that old) but there were a couple I wanted on kindle and it seems I can’t get them. Seems a little unfair to we aussies…….. :(

Have any of you other aussies out there had any luck with this?

Nay November 30, 2016 at 5:56 PM

Maryse–do you need more ideas for best audiobooks? If you do, I have suggestions by story, series, and narrator. Not a ton, but enough to help someone along. During the 18 months before my surgery in April, I was too sick to feel like reading, so I listened to a lot of audiobooks instead.

And I’d love to see this list when you’re done!

Maryse November 30, 2016 at 6:05 PM

Nay!! I would LOVE one. I’m planning a part two of this list and should have it up this week along with the Marmy list.

Let me know of the ones you love (and why if you can include that) and I’ll make it a feature. :D

Nay November 30, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Oh yay! The Marmy list too! I’ve been watching for that oneI can’t wait for both of those!

I’ll post my favorite audiobook list either tonight or tomorrow morning,.and I’ll definitely include why. I’ve spent hours searching for good audiobooks with great narrators, and it will be SO nice to have a list for people like me to reference!

Grey November 30, 2016 at 10:29 PM

No clue what my fave for November was…I didn’t read much… Im still trying to come up with my top five overall forever books…and planning ahead for the my tops for 2016 year end list as I will be on vacation over Christmas/NewYears….

R. Renee November 30, 2016 at 10:32 PM

Holy Moses how many do we have to narrow it down to for the year? Top 20? OK I can do that!

Maryse November 30, 2016 at 10:33 PM

YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!

GREY WON!!!!!!

GREY WON NANOWRIMO!!!!!!!!!!!!

AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

R. Renee November 30, 2016 at 10:37 PM

What really? OMG!!!! Congrats! I didn’t even know it was over yet!

Lisa November 30, 2016 at 11:15 PM

You finished Grey!!!! Congratulations!!
Wow you wrote a lot of words in your last few days…go girl. I have stuck my NaNo winners certificate on my computer to spur me on for the next book that has wriggled its way into my head already.

Fabi November 30, 2016 at 11:39 PM

Grey, a huge congrats. You are da boss!

R. Renee November 30, 2016 at 11:41 PM

Congrats to you too Lisa! You guys are both pine cones and candy canes… <3

Fabi November 30, 2016 at 11:42 PM

Maryse, I just saw your Wednesday updates and have to add that I just finished reading A Kingdom of Dreams. I loved it so hard!!! Best heroine of the year for me.

Fabi November 30, 2016 at 11:43 PM

Lisa, you finished this year too? Congrats! You ladies are amazing.

bev November 30, 2016 at 11:44 PM

Lisa & Grey congrats to both of you on winning nanowrimo. Huge accomplishment.

Fabi November 30, 2016 at 11:46 PM

Gah! R! Wolfsong. That book is everywhere lately. Maybe it will nudge Maryse into giving it another shot. :-)

R. Renee November 30, 2016 at 11:51 PM

I know! I’m so excited about S. Ann Cole’s review I’m tapping my fingers waiting for her to email me back but it’s almost 1am in Barbados :-/

Maryse December 1, 2016 at 3:04 AM

Congratulations Lisa!!!!!
:D !!!!!

You guys are AWESOME!

Leslie M December 1, 2016 at 6:34 AM

Congrats Grey & Lisa!! Don’t forget about us when you are all rich and famous!! ;)

Grey December 1, 2016 at 6:37 AM

*blush* thanks guys.. Geez Maryse haha!

Lisa, yep that’s the way I normally write, I do best under pressure. what is this thing called sleep? LOL! I’m not done with the story yet. But, at least, I hit my 50k goal and can take a little break now. My daughter is a lead ballerina in the Nutcracker this weekend, so we’ve been crazy busy with extra rehearsals and such. But…please remind me NEVER to do this again LOL!

Anyway, I’m ready bev… Our glorified cliff notes please?

I am also ready for the ultimate grey marmy haha! (Those are the dark ones, I want ones that will give me pretzel tummy and stomp on my heart LOL – I know, I’m not asking for much, right?!?) *sigh* its good to be back! I’ve missed all of you. *squeezes for all*

Amy December 1, 2016 at 8:12 AM

OMG!!!! CONGRATS GREY AND LISA!!!!

What an accomplishment…you guys are amazing!!! :D

MichelleS December 1, 2016 at 9:11 AM

WOLFSONG is still on my top 5 reads for 2026! Maybe time for a re-read???

MichelleS December 1, 2016 at 9:12 AM

2026??? Ha!

bev December 1, 2016 at 10:22 AM

Grey, Amy & MichelleS give the best recaps. I always enjoy them.

R. Did you ever look through last year’s best of lists? They are fun, even if they make tbr piles explode, plus you can see that there are actually 2 different Michelles. ;)

I have yet to read past two chapters of last week’s FLT, totally me not the book. Very all over the place right now. That was Orphan X. Not sure what I’m reading next. Was thinking of a re-read of the McNaught up there, though that is the one with the horse if I remember correctly. Man, it must be a good ten years since I’ve done a re-read of her books. Probably longer.

Amy December 1, 2016 at 10:45 AM

FLT

“I closed my eyes as the music pounded through my body.” ~ A Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole

bev…I beg to differ because your recaps are hilarious!!

Nay December 1, 2016 at 10:47 AM

Congrats Grey and Lisa!

Bev–I was just looking at those lists because I’m making my audiobook list to send to Maryse and I had to laugh that Fabi had a ‘Top 9 for 2015′, but then I noticed that not everyone just did the basic ‘top 10′.

So I see that most of you have made these lists, and I have a couple of questions–do you put the links on there or does Maryse do that??

And Maryse (or anyone who wants to answer)–do I send you the list through the ‘contact’ page? Or somewhere else?

I had hoped to have it finished this morning, and I’m close, but it’s taking a lot longer than I imagined!

R. Renee December 1, 2016 at 10:54 AM

Has anyone listened to Wolfsong on audio? I heard back from S. Ann last night and she said the “narrator was stellar” and she’d heard he was a first timer. She said he “MADE” the audio book.

I think that one may have to be my first! Maybe I should listen to that on my CoHo road trip next weekend! How does that work if you read books on a kindle app on your phone? can I put it through the speakers like when I play my music?

FLT I’m going with ch. 1 instead of the prologue: “I can tell within a glance if someone hates me.” The Hard Count, Ginger Scott.

bev, no I haven’t I’ll look for them. I knew about the 2 Michelles though!

Nay December 1, 2016 at 10:57 AM

OMG it’s Thursday already?!

FLT:

“I didn’t throw the pie.”
After We Fall by Melanie Harlow

R. Renee December 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM

I only remember because yesterday was #1linewed on Twitter LOL.

And the top books for the year are just books you READ this year, not necessarily books that came out this year, right?

Nay December 1, 2016 at 11:09 AM

That’s the way I understand it, R. I’ve seen other people with lists say they are including books they read this year, even if they were published in a different year.

Fabi December 1, 2016 at 11:19 AM

FLT

“The doorbell rang at three in the morning.” An Exaltation of Larks by Suanne Laqueur <— :-O Look what I'm reading.

R. do you connect your phone to your car for music? If so, then all you do is play the Audible file instead of the music list and you'll hear it through your speakers. You can't listen to music and the book at the same time though.

MichelleS I think my first "reread" of Wolfsong is going to be in audio narration. I've seen several reviews saying that the narrator is really good. There is simply no doubt in my mind this is a re-read book. I really don't have many of those!

Nay, just to clarify a question from earlier. Porn Star narrators are speaking true to gender, not only at changing chapter POVs. I can't believe how good this book is. I honestly bought it on a lark thinking it would languish in my tbr forever.

This year I'm going to have favorite of each month as well as a favorite overall list. R. I believe we use books we read this year as opposed to books we read that were published this year for our lists.

Nay, I think you can email your list to Maryse. She'll also get it if you post it on a thread.

Good morning everyone!!!

R. Renee December 1, 2016 at 11:21 AM

Thanks Fabi! I can’t listen to music and think at the same time, so I’m good there!

Leslie M December 1, 2016 at 7:13 PM

FLT -

“You know those people lady luck always seems to be kissing on the cheek?”

Managed – by Kristen Callihan

R. Renee December 1, 2016 at 7:39 PM

Everything, Everything was removed from my order from the Black Friday bookoutlet.com sale :-/ I’m kind of bummed.

Maryse December 1, 2016 at 8:42 PM

Nay you can email it to me :D

Maryse December 1, 2016 at 8:44 PM

I’m reading yet another book that’s almost 600 pages long. I’d say this year, most of the books I’ve read have been uber-long. This one’s a psych thriller that caught my eye a few months back so I one-clicked it, but it’s not blowing me away…

*sigh*

But I’ve read too much of it to stop now.

bev December 1, 2016 at 8:46 PM

It’s ok Maryse, just read the end and put the book down.

So, are you posting are favorites again this year?

Maryse December 1, 2016 at 9:04 PM

Absolutely bev!!

bev December 1, 2016 at 9:48 PM

Fun. I love reading best of list. :)

Lisa December 1, 2016 at 10:23 PM

Thanks guys!! And you ARE totally doing Nano again next year Grey.
But seriously, I have RSI in my CMC joints (Grey and Amy will know what I’m talking about) from typing so much every day.

First Line Friday (because it is Friday is some parts of the world!):

‘Holy Shitballs! That slide is motherf@#$king tall’

Scoring Her: A Billionaire Bad Boys Novella
Said as only Cassie the loud potty mouth can!!

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Lisa December 1, 2016 at 10:25 PM

Oh and I’m doing my top books for 2016 list for you Maryse.

I made a NY resolution to actually review everything I read this year and *shocker* but I stuck to it so the list is practically done already.

I haven’t made a spreadsheet like I know some of you like to do….or made a hundred different genre files, but I have starred and reviewed….

MichelleS December 1, 2016 at 11:10 PM

FLT
““Stupid freakin’ barn,” she muttered.” – The Legend of Bloodstone by EB Brown.

It’s a time travel romance – I needed some KM Moning feel. And I get to use my Sam Cormick character for the hot native she encounters!

Fabi December 1, 2016 at 11:22 PM

Let me know how that one turns out Michelle. Time travel is my favorite type of historical romance.

Lisa December 2, 2016 at 12:02 AM

That one sounds interesting MichelleS. The only time travel one I have ever read is Time Travelers Wife, which I re-read because I love Henry so much.

Nay December 2, 2016 at 8:46 AM

Thanks, Maryse! I’m reading over it and then I’ll email it to you.

Maryse December 2, 2016 at 10:36 AM

*squeeeee* YAY FABI!!!!

I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Nay December 2, 2016 at 11:14 AM

What’s everyone reading this weekend?

I started one book, but it’s not grabbing me (it’s me, not the book), and I’m trying to finish Dragonfly in Amber before I watch the season finale of Outlander that I have on tape, but I NEED a really, really good book to read this weekend.

I’m in the mood for a forbidden romance, but I think I’ve read all the good ones! Anyone know of any new ones that are really good (and not YA)?

R. Renee December 2, 2016 at 12:33 PM

I’m finishing The Hard Count, probably today, then starting From Sand and Ash. Going in totally blind on that one!

Nay December 2, 2016 at 1:10 PM

Ooh that sounds good, R! I don’t know why, but I’ve never read an A. Harmon book. I have several on my Kindle but just haven’t taken the plunge. But I’m still in the mood for a forbidden romance this weekend–IF I can find one!

Tasha J December 2, 2016 at 1:11 PM

Amy, and whoever else has read Big Little Lies, have you seen this?! http://www.ew.com/article/2016/12/01/big-little-lies-trailer-hbo
Way better than the 1st trailer, I’m somehow going to watch this Feb. 19th even though I don’t have HBO!

Tasha J December 2, 2016 at 4:59 PM

Nay, you could knock out 2 birds with 1 stone with A Different Blue. It’s Amy Harmon AND forbidden.

Nay December 2, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Yeah, I thought about that, but I was hoping for something a little more…how do I say this without sounding shallow…
..
….
…..hot!

R. Renee December 2, 2016 at 5:16 PM

You don’t sound shallow. Naughty yes. Dirty probably. But not shallow.

Fabi December 2, 2016 at 5:22 PM

Damnit R. I just spit water all over myself. hahahaha

Nay December 2, 2016 at 6:58 PM

Okay, good! I’ll take dirty and naughty!

Surely someone has a recommendation for a (hot) forbidden romance? I checked out Maryse’s student teacher list, and I’ve got Losing It, which she loved, so unless I hear of something else, I guess I’ll try that. I don’t *think* I’ve read it yet.

I’ve read two different ones that were about coaches and athletes, and I really liked both of those, but I can’t find any that are similar that sound good. I did find one, but then I saw that reviewers were complaining about a threesome in it, and that’s just not for me..

Leslie M December 2, 2016 at 8:12 PM

Nay, Ive got hot, forbidden recs!!!

Dark Notes by Pam Godwin

My Time in the Affair by Stylo Fantome

Nay December 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM

Thanks, Leslie! I have Dark Notes. I read My Time in the Affair and loved it! I’m giving Dark Notes a try–thank you!!

Amy December 4, 2016 at 2:26 PM

Tasha…I was excited about that mini series until I saw who was in it. :? I like Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern but I really don’t like Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, so much so that I can’t watch anything with them in it (with the exception of The Others).

I’ll wait for the verdict from y’all first and then *maybe* I’ll give it a shot. ;)

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