Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – September 20th 2016

by Maryse on September 20, 2016 · 298 comments

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Yesterday was an INSANE “early” book release day ➜ Monday Early Bird Book Releases! (<— YOU HAVE TO check out this list!!! So many of ‘em are in the top 100 of Amazon right now, in fact)!

Andrea: what a busy Monday it was in book world!!

Maryse: …yes, yesterday was a STAR release day for sure. :D

PLUS! I’m reading one of them as we speak (Playboy Pilot by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland). PLUS!!! I’m also reading (almost finished) one that is coming out next week (Transfer (The Retrieval Duet Book 2) by Aly Martinez), and both of these books are doing it for me! :D

BUT!!! TODAY is the “official” weekly release day, and you know there are a few below that made me go… “I WANNA READ THIS NOW!!!”

Like… My Lucky Days (that one up there to the left. I LOVE this author, and this one is calling to me BIG TIME! He’s an up and coming country star, and she’s a college student and they meet and fall head-over-heels, but him being on the road tears them apart), The Kept Woman (that title ALONE has me on edge, and it sounds like some a marital discord thriller), Sweet Dreams (sounds SO fun! She has a one night stand, and then soon finds herself touring his HUGE company with her culinary school), The Plan (sounds heart wrenching and deep – she’s grieving the loss of her husband and children, and he’s an Irishman that was born disabled), Ruin (OMG THE COVER AND BLURB of this one!!! She keeps smiling despite the “mean girls” and he is fascinated with her… but then destroys her! *gasp*!!!), Drawn Deeper (his alcoholic wife leaves them without a trace, and he’s raising his sons as a single father, and then someone shows up, turning his world upside down).

So many book-GOODIES!!!

Oh!! AND ➜ All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet, 8″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers <— NEW KINDLE FIRE up for pre-order going live TOMORROW (on September 21st 2016)!!

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 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. Secret Sins by C.D. Reiss
  2. Immortal Nights: An Argeneau Novel by Lynsay Sands
  3. Wicked Bond: The Wicked Horse Series by Sawyer Bennett
  4. Not Quite Perfect: Not Quite Series, Book 5 by Catherine Bybee
  5. Wicked Sexy by J.T. Geissinger
  6. The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins
  7. Her Renegade Rancher: A Montana Men Novel by Jennifer Ryan
  8. Off Campus: Bend or Break, Book 1 by Amy Jo Cousins
  9. First and First: Five Boroughs, Book 3 by Santino Hassell
  10. Broken Pieces by Riley Hart
         

 

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!):

Jean: For any of you who haven’t read the T.M. Frazier King Series…..IT’S A MUST READ! Patiently waiting for Preppy!

Amy: I agree on King! Okay, so I only read the first one (so far) but I REALLY liked it.

  • Loverboy (Dartmoor Book 5) by Lauren Gilley <— EMOTIONAL PRESSURE RELEASE RECOMMENDATION! MichelleS was REALLY affected by this one!

MichelleS: If you read Dartmoor, wait until you get to Loverboy, Tango’s story. Acheron & Z got nothin’ on Tango. Sigh. And Mercy? Dang. He’s just the ultimate biker bad boy tamed by a woman…. barely. LOVE that series.

Lisa: Thats exactly how I felt reading Loverboy….like I was back reading Archerons story, Michelle.

Lisa: I think Lock and Key’s second story was the gut puncher for me….Random and Rare. I will NEVER forget that book! It did a number on me. Like… I would find myself tearing up at traffic lights when my mind wandered back to that book…or, inconveniently, while supermarket shopping!! Lets blame it on silly mid life hormones but ‘it ruined me’ is an understatement… See….Im getting all snuffly just writing about now!! Dammit.

Maryse: Well Lisa that just makes me wanna read it badly. Have I read Lock and Key yet? How have I not read that yet?!! *gasp*!!! Yep! I bought it once, so I’ve just moved it right to the top of my Kindle app. YAY ME!!!!

DG: For The Love Of English….LOVING this man of so few words!!! Especially when the h tries to make up of for the ackward moments with her runaway mouth!

DG: Five …I’m having the BEST reading weekend…stars!!!!!! I LOVED For The Love of English!!!! Abso-freaking-lutely LOVED it! I am a sucker for romances that involve single parents, adorable kiddos or babes …ADD in a oh so hot dad who may not be the best communicator…a first grade teacher, and …yep, the bio-mom. Really, really enjoyed it!

Lisa: I loved it. The H has a bit of a Wall of Winnipeg broody thing happening. Read it in a sitting.

  • Rookie Move (A Brooklyn Bruisers Novel) by Sarina Bowen <— HOCKEY STAR ALERT! Cheryl enjoyed it! “Rookie Move was a good sports romance and I love this authors writing style.”
  • A Beautiful Funeral: A Novel (Maddox Brothers Book 5) by Jamie McGuire <— MADDOX TEARJERKER ALERT! It made Leslie cry!!! “SEND IN THE REINFORCEMENTS!!! Manny, blankie fort, lots of tissues, chocolate, alcohol, perhaps valium?!? I have puffy eyes and can’t even breathe… Beautiful Funeral is not beautiful. Ugh!!!! I hate books that make me cry.” and then… ”I’m finished Beautiful Funeral. The last few chapters were really hard for me to get through. It was a good, but emotional end to the series. Maryse, there is no way you got through this without bawling!!
  • Perfect Chemistry (A Perfect Chemistry Novel Book 1) by Simone Elkeles <— GANG MEMBER & A GOOD GIRL ALERT! “She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she’s worked so hard for-her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect…” and Lindsay found it for us! “Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles is on sale…!! It’s an oldie but goodie.”
  • The Air He Breathes by Brittainy Cherry <— BRITTAINY CHERRY ALERT! Both books in this series are super-bargain priced today, ’cause a third book will be live in just a couple of days!!
  • The Fire Between High & Lo by Brittainy Cherry <— BRITTAINY CHERRY ALERT! This one too! :D
        

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN

  1. Blood Red Kiss by Kresley Cole & Larissa Ione & Gena Showalter
  2. Wild by Eve Langlais & Kate Douglas & A. C. Arthur
  3. Seducing Stag (Cyborg Seduction Book 10) by Lauren Dohner
  4. Fashionably Dead and Wed: Book Seven, The Hot Damned Series by Robyn Peterman
  5. The Chieftain’s Daughter (The Irish Witch Series Book 3) by Leigh Ann Edwards
  6. How to Love an Alpha <— ANTHOLOGY
  7. Magic Binds (Kate Daniels) by Ilona Andrews
  8. The Pill Bugs of Time (Offbeat Crimes Book 2) by Angel Martinez <— M/M ROMANCE
  9. Dragon Seeker Part Two by Carina Wilder
  10. Rising Storm: Season One Bundle by Julie Kenner, Lexi Blake, Elisabeth Naughton, Jennifer Probst, Larissa Ione, Rebecca Zanetti, Lisa Mondello, Dee Davis
  11. Wyvern’s Prince (The Dragons of Incendium Book 2) by Deborah Cooke
  12. Miracle Above All (Miracle Trilogy Book 1) by Linda Mooney
  13. In the Flesh (The Medusa Consortium Book 1) by K D Grace <— SOUNDS SCARY! “…As her holiday turns into a nightmare, Susan must come to grips with the fact that her friend’s lover is neither imaginary nor is he human, and even worse, he’s turned his wandering eye on Susan, and he won’t be denied his prize…”
  14. Immortal Nights: An Argeneau Novel by Lynsay Sands <— LYNSAY SANDS ALERT!!! “Abigail Forsythe’s life hasn’t been easy lately. Still, if there’s one thing guaranteed to take her mind off an empty bank account and abandoned dreams, it’s a naked man locked in a plane’s cargo hold. A very big, incredibly gorgeous naked man. And when instinct prompts her to free him, Abigail must rely on this stranger for survival . . .
              

 

CONTEMPORARY

  1. My Lucky Days: A Novel by SD Hendrickson <— S.D. HENDRICKSON ALERT!!! COUNTRY STAR & A COLLEGE GIRL SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT! ”He was an up-and-coming country singer. She was the last girl you’d ever see in a bar. But one night, under those neon lights, Lucky and Katie found each other…” I LOVED her book “The Mason List” so this is going to be heartfelt, you just know it!
  2. Nitro’s Torment: Sydney Storm MC by Nina Levine <— BIKER BOOK ALERT!! “…at a time when I should be focusing on the war my club is at, she consumes my mind because she’s also fearless and fierce, and I’ve never met a woman like her…”
  3. Nothing More by Anna Todd <— SPINOFF OF HER “AFTER” SERIES ALERT!!! “Book 1 of a new series featuring After worldwide fan-favorite Landon Gibson as he leaves Washington to navigate love and life in New York City…”
  4. A Player for A Princess (Dirty Players Duet Book 2) by Tia Louise
  5. Billionaire on the Loose (Billionaires and Bridesmaids) by Jessica Clare
  6. The Best Part of Me (McKenna Series Book 1) by Jamie Hollins
  7. Visibly Broken by Chelsea Camaron & MJ Fields <— MMA FIGHTER & A NURSE ALERT!…after he receives one too many hits to the head during a match, the cycle of violence comes to a screeching halt. Cobra wakes up in the hospital, under the care of a nurse whose blond hair shines like a halo…
  8. The Hardest Hit (Ringside Series, The) by Jennifer Fusco <— FIGHTER ALERT! And she’s his doctor……when Chelsea discovers that he’ll do anything to fight, including hiding his diagnosis, she decides to show her roguishly handsome patient just how tough she can be…
  9. The Kept Woman: A Novel by Karin Slaughter <—- THRILLER ALERT!!Husbands and wives. Mothers and daughters. The past and the future. Secrets bind them. And secrets can destroy them. The author of Pretty Girls returns with an electrifying, emotionally complex thriller that plunges its fascinating protagonist into the darkest depths of a mystery that just might destroy him.”
  10. Family Illusions (A Hidden Dangers Novel Book 1) by Bess George
  11. Ambush of Love by Sharon Kimbra Walsh
  12. School Ties by Tamsen Parker <— TEACHER/STUDENT ALERT! SHE’S THE TEACHER & HE’S THE STUDENT…He simply has to walk past her to send her heart racing. Although he’s eighteen and a senior, he’s still just a student—and very off limits. To let her eyes linger over his body, to fulfill her fantasies would be more than inappropriate. It would be career suicide…
  13. Twilight at Blueberry Barrens (A Sunset Cove Novel Book 3) by Colleen Coble
  14. Tales from the Phoenix: The Second Collection by Ella Ardent
  15. Anywhere You Are: A Return to Briarwood Novel by Elisabeth Barrett
  16. Sweet Dreams (A Sugar Rush Novel) by Nina Lane <— HER COOKING CLASS IS TOURING HIS COMPANY ALERT! Oops! They had a one night stand… ”Polly Lockhart is horrified when she wakes the morning after her twenty-third birthday to realize she made a fool of herself with a sinfully delicious man. She tells herself she doesn’t have time for romance anyway, as she’s fighting to keep her mother’s beloved bakery afloat and finish her culinary studies. That all changes when her class tours the famed Sugar Rush headquarters, and Polly collides with her dream man again…
  17. Death Chant by Vella Munn
  18. Forever Rome by Brittney Sahin <— ITALIAN SOCCER STAR ALERT!…her editor-in-chief sends her to Rome, Italy, to write a feature story on Italian soccer star Marco Valenti. The last thing she wants to do is spend three weeks covering soccer right before the American football season begins. But Maggie’s job becomes a lot more appealing after meeting a sexy Italian man on her first night there. One hot kiss and she is done for . . . but once Maggie discovers her mysterious Italian is Marco Valenti…
  19. The Fabulist by Dawn L. Chiletz
  20. Whatever You Call Me (Best Friends Book 2) by Leigh Fleming
  21. The Confectioner’s Tale: A Novel of Paris by Laura Madeleine
  22. The Plan: A Novel by Kelly Bennett Seiler <— SHE LOST HER FAMILY IN AN ACCIDENT & HE WAS BORN DISABLED ALERT! “Claire and Callum. Two individuals with seemingly little in common. Separated by years, physical abilities, and half a world. Yet, their lives unexpectedly converge, thus beginning a love story so profound and enduring, it turns the darkest tragedies into spectacular triumphs…”
  23. Coming Clean: Monkey Business Trio by C. L. Parker
  24. Shopping for an Heir by Julia Kent
  25. A DAMAGED WEDDING (Damaged 3 – Series Finale): The Ferro Family by H.M. Ward
  26. SEALs of Honor: Markus by Dale Mayer
  27. Love on the Run (Pine Harbour Book 5) by Zoe York
  28. Chandler: A Fixed Trilogy Series Spinoff by Laurelin Paige <— CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! She’s the first woman that doesn’t want more with him… “she’s the first woman who’s told me I’m not what she wants in a lover, even after multiple O’s. She’s brash and bold and stubborn as hell, and she doesn’t believe it’s possible to satisfy her. But I’m up for the challenge.”
  29. The Kept Woman: A Novel (Will Trent) by Karin Slaughter
  30. Jared (Coyote Ridge Book 2) by Nicole Edwards
  31. Acquiring Elizabeth by Amber Leigh
  32. The Claiming (The Submissive Series) by Tara Sue Me <— TARA SUE ME ALERT!Sasha Blake never thought her emotional wounds would heal—that they were a part of her just like her physical scars. But that was before Cole Johnson’s boundless love and overwhelmingly sexy control set her free, unleashing a confident side that she never knew she had. He’s more than just her Master; he’s her world. And she’ll do anything he asks...”
  33. Flawed: An Ethan Frost Novel by Tracy Wolff
  34. Any Means Necessary: Book 7 of the Fated Hearts Series by Aimee Nicole Walker <— M/M ROMANCE
  35. His Premier (Sizzling Miami Book 6) by Jessie G <— M/M ROMANCE
  36. Overexposed (In Focus) by Megan Erickson <— M/M ROMANCE
  37. Summer (Seasons of Love Book 2) by Carol Lynne <— M/M ROMANCE
  38. Not Quite Perfect (Not Quite Series Book 5) by Catherine Bybee
  39. Justice for Boone (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 6) by Susan Stoker
  40. Ruin by Clarissa Wild <— SHE SMILED DESPITE THE MEAN GIRLS, AND HE WAS IN AWE OF HER... “She was completely my opposite in every way. Perfect, even though she couldn’t see it. Perfect … until me. Because this is the story of how I ruined her…”
  41. Owning Destiny (Forsaken Sinners MC Series Book 4) by Shelly Morgan
  42. Rocky Mountain Devil (Six Pack Ranch Book 10) by Vivian Arend
  43. Skin Deep: Station Seventeen Book One by Kimberly Kincaid
  44. Somewhere to Begin (Poison & Wine Series Book 1) by Mika Jolie
  45. Between Hope & the Highway by Charissa Stastny
  46. First Rodeo: A Novel by Judith Hennessey
  47. STROKED LONG (The Stroked Series Book 2) by Meghan Quinn <— OLYMPIC SWIMMER ALERT! “I’m enamored. He’s captured me. How can running an art foundation with Bodi Banks turns into a slow-burning, epic romance, even though he tries to push me away at every chance? How can I stay away from a broken, routine-driven man whose soul cries to be forgiven for a crime only he believes he committed?”
  48. A Real Cowboy Never Walks Away (Wyoming Rebels Book 4) by Stephanie Rowe
  49. Take the Body and Run (Macey Malloy Mysteries with a Chick-Lit Twist) by Jada Ryker
  50. My Christmas Fiancé: A Sexy Christmas Billionaire Romance (Love Comes Later Book 1) by Serenity Woods
  51. Making an Impact (Men of the Ice Book 6) by Michele Shriver
  52. The Eligible Receiver: A Novella (The Playmaker Series Book 3) by K.L. Brady
  53. Choosing Happy (Madison Square Book 2) by Samatha Harris
  54. Looking for Trouble (Nashville U Book 1) by Stacey Mosteller <— SHE’S SHY & HE’S CENTER OF ATTENTION…He’s all dirty jokes and curse words, while she’s quiet and shy. She blends into the background, while he is the center of everyone’s attention. Clay Mitchell never expected to fall in love. Especially not with a girl he’s known all his life and one who’s always been off-limits…
  55. Anchor (First to Fight Book 1) by Nicole Blanchard
  56. Banging Wheels by Natalie Banks
  57. Lust & Love by Kristen Hope Mazzola
  58. Dark Corners (Roman Cantrell-Nikki Holden Mystery Book 2) by Elaine Raco Chase
  59. Olivia by Steve West
  60. Drawn Deeper (Lockhart Brothers Book 3) by Brenda Rothert <— SEEMINGLY PERFECT LIFE BUT HIS ALCOHOLIC WIFE LEAVES HIM, now he’s raising his sons on his own… “…Just when I’m starting to pick up the pieces, my world is rocked again by the last woman I’d expect. Given her past with my family, she’s a bad idea. But I’m drawn like a moth to a flame. I can’t stay away, even though I know this, too, will eventually crumble around me…
  61. All About You (All Series Book 6) by Natalie Ann
  62. Beck: Hollywood Hitman by Maggie Marr
  63. Improv (Bright Lights Billionaire Book 4) by Ali Parker
  64. Everything Unexpected by Caroline Nolan
  65. One French Summer: A Holiday Romance and so much more! (A French Adventure Vol 1) by Jenny Polizzi
  66. 28 Days: Romantic Suspense by Lexi Buchanan <— HE’S ON DEATH ROW ALERT! “The press called her a victim, but Saige Lockwood was a survivor. And she had twenty-eight days to discover the truth about what really happened to her that fateful night, eight years ago. With time running out, Saige desperately needed to unlock her memories . . . before it was too late…”
  67. Beck and Call (Pianos and Promises – A Novella Series Book 2) by Jennifer Peel
  68. I Am Taylor Jordan!: The Fantastic Disadventures Of Meggie Clarke by Tania Paxia

                                                                  

 

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

  1. Blood Bound (Blackthorn Dark Paranormal Romance Series Book 7) by Lindsay J. Pryor – September 21st 2016
  2. The Silent Waters by Brittainy Cherry- September 22nd 2016
  3. The Goal (Off-Campus Book 4) by Elle Kennedy – September 26th 2016 <—- SQUEEEEE!!!!
  4. Pretty Stolen Dolls by by Ker Dukey & K. Webster - September 26th 2016 <— SOUNDS SO GOOOOOD!!!
  5. The Gamble (Behind Closed Doors Book 2) by Lisa Renee Jones – September 26th 2016
  6. The Trouble with Mistletoe: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel by Jill Shalvis – September 27th 2016
  7. Magic Binds: A Kate Daniels Novel by Ilona Andrews – September 27th 2016
  8. That Mistletoe Moment by Cat Johnson – September 27th 2016
  9. Shadow Silence: A Whisper Hollow Novel by Yasmine Galenorn – September 27th 2016
  10. Pull Me Close (Panic) by Sidney Halston – September 27th 2016
  11. Possession (Steel Brothers Saga Book 3) by Helen Hardt - September 27th 2016
  12. I’ve Seen You Naked and Didn’t Laugh: A Geeky Love Story by Eden Butler - September 27th 2016 <— LOL!!!!
  13. Outsider (Exodus End World Tour Book 2) by Olivia Cunning - September 27th 2016
  14. Transfer (The Retrieval Duet Book 2) by Aly Martinez - September 27th 2016
  15. Unbound (The Captive Series, Book 7) by Erica Stevens - September 27th 2016
  16. Witness to a Trial: A Short Story Prequel to The Whistler (Kindle Single) by John Grisham - September 27th 2016
  17. Silver (All That Glitters Book 5) by K.A. Linde - September 29th 2016

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{ 298 comments… read them below or add one }

Tessa September 20, 2016 at 12:48 PM

I was up all night finishing Heroes by Ednah Waters JUST so I could start Magic Binds today. *thinks* *throws a peanut at Maryse* Read this series!

Maryse September 20, 2016 at 12:50 PM

LOL!!!!

*chomps yummy peanut* :P

Tessa September 20, 2016 at 12:57 PM

It was honey covered. *nods*

Maryse September 20, 2016 at 1:03 PM

More please!!

*opens mouth ready to catch*

R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 1:06 PM

Gah!!! I don’t know who recommended Wild Abandon to me, but I think it was Jean. I’m in Swoonville right now. Good things happen when you decide to burn through your TBR! I’ve been saying “just one more chapter” since I woke up this morning!

Tessa September 20, 2016 at 1:06 PM

*throws nine more* Plop plop plop!

Ela September 20, 2016 at 1:41 PM

Soooooooooooo! You guys had to know this was coming! Brad and Angelina??????????? I say Woooooooooohooooooooooo!

Tessa September 20, 2016 at 1:53 PM

Why woohoo? I honestly don’t are either way except for thepoor kids, but I have to know! Why woohoo? More Brad movies?

Tasha J September 20, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Tessa, Angelina filed for divorce! I swear this will be all the mags will talk about for months! I think it’s sad, I hated them together at first, but grew to like them and I thought for sure they’d make it. They seemed to be such a power couple raising all those kids, doing worldly things, and A list actors

Amy September 20, 2016 at 2:29 PM

Sucks for the Pitt-Jolie kids, even if they had an unconventional family dynamic to begin with. :(

Oh man, I am really, really, REALLY liking Secret Sins! I went back to the Submission series and brushed up a little on who Margie was, and I have a feeling this story is going to hurt…whether it’s a little or a lot remains to be seen.

You know what I’m really enjoying though? The time jumps. They don’t always work in books, but in this one they do!! At one point she references a puzzle clicking into place (or something along those lines), and that is exactly what is happening as it jumps forward and back to a few different points in time. The time jumps are not linear, and I’ve read books like that before where it frustrated and/or irritated me, but with this one it seems to be the perfect way to tell her story. I think even if you haven’t read the Submission series (although it will help with the impact, as usual), you can definitely still read this one by itself. ;)

Amy September 20, 2016 at 2:36 PM

I know it probably sounds ridiculous, but I love seeing William and Kate with their two adorable kids. :D

bev September 20, 2016 at 2:46 PM

Tessa, R does not know who Simon Wolfgard is.

I know right.

You know what we have to do….go to our rec buttons.

R will know what she has to do.

Or we stop talking to her.

R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 2:47 PM

so who let bev on GR? :D

bev September 20, 2016 at 2:48 PM

Amy doesn’t sound ridiculous. I love when the Fug Girls do a royal round up. Cracks me up when they post about George.

http://www.gofugyourself.com/royally-played-princess-charlottes-christening-07-2015

Ela September 20, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Woohooo because I HATED THEM TOGETHER NO MATTER HOW YOU LOOK AT IT! YES, SHE DID A LOT OF CHARITY AND GAVE WONDERFUL HOMES TO 3 ADOPTED CHILDREN BUT HOW IT BEGAN I WILL NEVER STOMACH……..EVER EVER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW I JUST HOPE SOMEONE CHEATS ON BRAD OR DOES HIM NASTY….KARMA IS A BITCH!

Sad yes, I do feel bad for the kids but I’m assuming this didn’t happen overnight and it appears if he’s drinking and gettin’ high it may be best he’s not around them while he’s into his extracurricular activities?

Either way what the ef ever! Hollywood sucks! I still can’t get over Bennifer! How could he????? I simply loved them (although he did seem unhappy most of the time…is it a perma look he has going on? Imagine your man looking at you like that in bed…wowza freaky uncomfortable)!!!!!

Ela September 20, 2016 at 2:51 PM

WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT????????????????????????? WHAT???????????????????????????????????????????????? R????????????????????????????????????????????????

Amy September 20, 2016 at 2:51 PM

Ohhhhhhhh, it’s about to get real ’round here! It’s even spilling over from the other post!!

*covers mouth-squeals-bounces in seat*

bev September 20, 2016 at 2:52 PM
R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 2:53 PM

That time when you have to make a shelf in GR called *add to appease bev* you all have one, right?

Ela September 20, 2016 at 2:53 PM

I DID MY PART….

Ela September 20, 2016 at 2:54 PM

WAIT BEV????? Did Maryse continue the series?????

Tasha J September 20, 2016 at 2:54 PM

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue released today! I was also eyeing The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter up there, but it’s like the 8th book in a series. Does anyone know if it can be read as a standalone? I really liked her book, Pretty Girls. 28 Days and Ruin also look good to me right now. I’m still reading The Hating Game right now and loving it so far! I wish I didn’t have to adult today.

R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 2:55 PM

good lord how many books are there?

Amy September 20, 2016 at 2:57 PM

You know, I was thinking about how we have these ongoing topics here and then we drag them over to GR when we hijack each other’s reviews in the comment sections (well, at least R and I do *snicker*), and all of the other friends of the reviewer must be all “WTH???” LOL!!!

I only have y’all from here as friends on GR, so I don’t have to worry about that though. :P

Amy September 20, 2016 at 2:58 PM

“I wish I didn’t have to adult today.” <—– I love it…using "adult" as a verb. ;)

R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 2:59 PM

Most of mine are from here too and the one’s who aren’t are just jealous. Scared, but jealous.

bev September 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM

R,
MichelleS
Michelle
Fabi
Tessa
Ela
Jean
Amy
Maryse
Etc etc etc
Have all been to the courtyard. It’s a right of passage.

Amy September 20, 2016 at 3:02 PM

All I know is that I want to hang out with the chicks from the lake. I’ll give them all the scarves they want.

Fabi September 20, 2016 at 3:02 PM

Too many books R. And they might as well be YA (middle school) for all the sexy times they have.

Amy September 20, 2016 at 3:03 PM

But they have to accept the crows because THEY are the sh!t and I want them for my besties.

Just sayin’.

Fabi September 20, 2016 at 3:04 PM

Ela, as far as I know, Maryse has only read the first one so far.

Ela September 20, 2016 at 3:05 PM

R! DON’T GET ME STARTED WITH OTHER REC’S THAT HAVE WAY MORE THAN JUST A MEASLY 4 BOOKS OUT! GET TO READING WOMAN!

Tasha J September 20, 2016 at 3:08 PM

I read Written in Red too a couple years ago. Loved it but can’t remember if I read number 2 or not. I kept placing holds on one at the library and still never got back to it.

Ela September 20, 2016 at 3:08 PM

I WANT ONE OF THE PONIES AS MY BESTIE! THEN BY OBLIGATION ONE OF THE CHICKS FROM THE LAKE WILL BE MY BESTIE TOO AND SHE WILL TEAR SHIT DOWN! POOR HUMANS ….*INSERT EVIL LAUGH*…

BEV? WHY HAS MARYSE READ ONLY BOOK 1? BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!!!!!!

R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 3:10 PM

I thought the manatee book was the right of passage one? *so confused*

Ela September 20, 2016 at 3:13 PM

R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU HAVEN’T READ IMMORTALS AFTER DARK?????????? OH NOW YOU REALLY DONE IT OR ACTUALLY DIDN’T DO IT!

R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 3:15 PM
Ela September 20, 2016 at 3:16 PM

WHAT ARE YOU SAYING? THAT YOUR TBR IS LACKING???? THAT YOU NEED TO GET TO PNR ASAP? WHAT? I DON’T GET IT….

R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 3:18 PM

Can I just send you my password and you can just redo my TBR? It would probably be a lot easier LOL.

Amy September 20, 2016 at 3:18 PM

No, NEEDING the manatee to snuffle on him is the right of passage. ;)

R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 3:20 PM

Jeez Ela, it’ll take me longer to add all those than to actually read them!

Ela September 20, 2016 at 3:23 PM

LMFAO….AT LEAST IT’S NOT LIKE JD ROBB’S SERIES THAT’S AT LIKE BOOK 4000000001

Maryse September 20, 2016 at 3:30 PM

I think we should quit adulting today and just be fairies.

Or mermaids!! :D

I love those mugs!!!

Maryse September 20, 2016 at 3:31 PM

I only read Written in Blood so far, I haven’t delved in further yet…

and I’ll tell you why.

*sigh*

I read some reviews (I can’t remember where???) that said the next two books are nowhere near as exciting as #1. And THEN it gets better again after those.

So I was all…. ??? Ya know?

R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 3:33 PM

I got one of those mugs! The Taylor Jenkins Reid one from Maybe in Another Life! I LOVE it!! But…don’t get the pink, has to be hand washed!

Ela September 20, 2016 at 3:37 PM

SORRY MARYSE! NO I DON’T GET IT! SINCE WHEN DO YOU OF ALL PEOPLE LISTEN TO “THE OTHERS”…SIGH!

Bev you’re up…I have no words for Maryse’s response….absolutely lost with that awful reasoning.

Amy September 20, 2016 at 3:39 PM

Whoa, whoa, whoa…what mugs??? I wanna look at pretty book mugs!!

Amy September 20, 2016 at 3:41 PM

I know what I want to do for a living…make nail polish lines to go with books and book series!!

How FUN!!!!

Okay, I’ve had too much caffeine today…

R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 3:42 PM

These are the ones I’m talking about. http://heyshabbyme.com/collections/coffee-mugs

Lisa Aiello September 20, 2016 at 3:47 PM

Has anyone here read Inarticulate yet? I am 29% in and my emotions are going to explode all over – not to mention other parts!! This man has completely melted me…and I feel heartbreak coming!! He’s a totally alpha male, brooding…and he doesn’t flippin speak. I don’t know why yet…just that he doesn’t…but boy can he communicate in other ways!! I’m dying!

Maryse September 20, 2016 at 3:52 PM

OMG LISA!!!!!

You are speaking my language!! I love the brooding bad-ass heroes that don’t speak (whether by choice, or otherwise).

Maryse September 20, 2016 at 3:52 PM
Maryse September 20, 2016 at 3:54 PM
Tessa September 20, 2016 at 4:00 PM

I want to be a fairy…

Okay, honest truth about the rest of the Other’s series. Two was awesome. I liked it more than one. Three, not so much. It was not as bad as reading Twilight three. (Lovers or haters of the series, admit it. That one sucked!) But then, you get to four, which was so insanely awesome and good, I think it beat number two. Again, like twilight where my favorite was the fourth. STUFFS happened in four. However, two was awesome. Stuff happened there too. Sad stuff, happy stuff, but oh, the one thing. Also, eep stuffs. Yeah. Just three wasn’t as good, but it was decent. If you are willing to traipse through Twilight three *shudders* you can do Other’s three which was at least good.

Maryse September 20, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Ela… sometimes I lose my book-loving mind. ;)

Maryse September 20, 2016 at 4:01 PM

LOL!!!

Awesome explanation, Tessa. Thank you VERY much.

Tessa September 20, 2016 at 4:03 PM

*curtsies*

Ela September 20, 2016 at 4:30 PM

Hey! I liked Twilight 3…it was um FUN!

Tessa September 20, 2016 at 4:54 PM

:D Alright, but compare to the other three. The other three, imo, were much better.

Maryse September 20, 2016 at 5:00 PM

I liked the first 3 and not so much the last one…

;)

But I liked the last one anyway, in the grand scheme of things.

I mean they destroyed the bed!! And feathers were everywhere!!!! *squee* LOL!

Tasha J September 20, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Ok for all you pumpkin lovers (and haters ;) ) we had pumpkin pasta for supper tonight! And even the haters will like this because it tastes like homemade Alfredo, except there’s pumpkin, so it’s festive and you get your veggies all in one! We had rotisserie chicken on the side.
http://www.laurafuentes.com/pumpkin-pasta-recipe/

Grey September 20, 2016 at 5:27 PM

Geebas, you girls are outta control in here. I read the first couple Books in the courtyard… Does that count? I liked them well enough… Just wanted moreeee adulting… *waggles my brows*

Amy September 20, 2016 at 5:45 PM

Okay, Secret Sins is working me over. I love the writing and I want to cry for Margie since she is trying so hard not to feel anything herself but I can’t cry yet because I just KNOW there is a train wreck coming and all I can do is brace myself for it and save my emotional energy for the impact of it when it happens.

Did I already say I love the writing? Well, I’m saying it again. The author has one tool in her writing toolbox…and it’s a freaking hammer.

Amy September 20, 2016 at 6:33 PM

Okay, 25 minutes on the treadmill and I’m better now. ;)

First off…I LOVE THOSE MUGS!!! I want to quit adulting and be a mermaid during the summer and a fairy during the winter and ride a majestic effing unicorn during the rest of the year. Because the mugs say so.

Twilight…*shrugs* I liked all of ‘em. Then again, I didn’t read the books until after I saw movies one through three and in preparation for movie four…those were the last paper books I read (bought a set on eBay!!) as I got my first Nook right after and then discovered the Kindle app for my iPad.

Bed-destroying lovin’…*sigh* A girl can dream. :P

bev September 20, 2016 at 6:59 PM

Exactly, Tessa! If we’re able to read all the Twilight books you can the Others. Except, that almost sounds like I’m comparing them. I’m not.

Night Owl as the need to read book? Really, no.*

Someone needs to take R. Under their wing. ASAP.

*ok really to be hanging out with Maryse I should say it’s Beautiful Disaster, but I’m not going to ;)

R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 7:02 PM

*R goes into hiding*

Tessa September 20, 2016 at 7:13 PM

How about the book you need to read is Beautiful Disaster? lol For Travis comprehension.

R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 7:15 PM

I’ve read that one! Yay! Am I off the hook?

bev September 20, 2016 at 7:20 PM

Yes, of course.

Maryse September 20, 2016 at 7:36 PM

Tasha J, you’re my kinda “seasonal” people! :D !!!!

Maryse September 20, 2016 at 7:36 PM

Grey!

adulting…

*snort* I LOVE it.

Maryse September 20, 2016 at 7:37 PM

Oooooooh AMY.

Okay I want that next.

Maryse September 20, 2016 at 7:38 PM

Night Owl NO???!!!

What what whaaaaaaaaaaaat???!!!

That one is so … angry, and funny, and sad, and angsty and OOOOOMPHY!!!!!

Fabi September 20, 2016 at 7:43 PM

I second Maryse on Night Owl.

Fabi September 20, 2016 at 7:44 PM

Now, that one, I might maybe rec to R.

R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 7:47 PM

That’s one’s on my TBR!

Leslie M September 20, 2016 at 8:12 PM

I’m gonna totally pretend that I didn’t see you guys dissing Twilight. ;)

MichelleS September 20, 2016 at 8:22 PM

Was Eclipse #3? Did that have the “tent scene”? That rocked. Loved the tent scene.

I really liked Night Owl. Just can’t remember why! Ha!

I want the ponies & crows & the girls at the lake to be me besties too. And the cute wolf pup. And that hair changing girl. I wanted more sexy sexy time too. Haven’t read latest one. Are they even kissing yet? Ugh!

bev September 20, 2016 at 8:23 PM

Oh, yes definitely read Night Owl.

The ponies, chubby grumpy ponies.

MichelleS September 20, 2016 at 8:23 PM

Who hasn’t read Immortals After Dark? Are you kidding me right now? Hop to it. Sexy Scottish werewolves! And Nucking Futs Nix!!! Ooh. Love all the early books. Lady few? Meh….

R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 8:25 PM

There are like a hundred of them MichelleS! I have commitment issues.

bev September 20, 2016 at 8:28 PM

Lol, Leslie. There is only two of us out of ……All the rest of you.

Maryse September 20, 2016 at 8:31 PM

Leslie M… I LOVE ALL of Twilight!!! :D

Snuggle?

bev September 20, 2016 at 8:32 PM

I don’t know Leslie, Maryse does like to sparkle……

Amy September 20, 2016 at 8:40 PM

I’ve read a couple of the IAD books, MichelleS!! I LOVED the Valkyrie. :D

One of the scenes that stands out is when she is sitting at an outdoor cafe (I think that’s where it was?) and the guy starts to freak the freak out and is smacking cars and tossing tables, and she is thinking “I feel bad for whoever he is looking for”…then she realizes it’s HER (because she is his mate). LOL!!!!

Fabi September 20, 2016 at 8:43 PM

Amy is that the one where he finally breaks the shackles in the dungeon of hell because he senses his mate is near?

Maryse September 20, 2016 at 8:54 PM

sparkling is my favorite!!!! :D !!!

Maryse September 20, 2016 at 8:54 PM

LOL AMY!!!! Those books are great!

Leslie M September 20, 2016 at 8:56 PM

Twilight snuggles?? Count me in.
Yessss….tent scene….aaaahhh…Edward is extra swoony in that.

I actually haven’t read Immortals After Dark. I can’t seem to get into PNR despite my over the top love for Twilight. But will have to try it sometime.

Ohhh…Don’t forget we are supposed to be doing buddy read starting in Oct. for Bronze Horseman series.

MichelleS September 20, 2016 at 8:57 PM

One scene stands out for me too: when Bowen finds her pocket rocket and holds it up & says he found her “lipstick”! And she’s mortified because he knows what it is. Gah!

Immortals after dark – you can just read a few of the first & be super happy!

MichelleS September 20, 2016 at 8:59 PM

Amy – that was Lachlan when he finally found “her” at the cafe in Paris. Remember when he tore up the headboard because he promised he wouldn’t touch her while she “fed”? Love that one too!!!

bev September 20, 2016 at 9:00 PM

Leslie, seriously before you snuggle back ask yourself, Have I seen Maryse in the sun?

Jen September 20, 2016 at 9:01 PM

Is My Lucky one of those books where he sleeps around with everyone and anyone even though he loves the heroine and she doesn’t sleep with anyone else since he left?!?!

Tessa September 20, 2016 at 9:08 PM

Sure we have. She had on a lot of glitter at the time.

Amy September 20, 2016 at 9:16 PM

Yep Fabi, that’s the one!!

MichelleS…Lachlan, yes! I haven’t read that one with Bowen but it sounds about par for IAD. ;)

Amy September 20, 2016 at 9:17 PM

Hey, didn’t we turn someone into a fairy in here not long ago? Someone who wasn’t exactly willing??

Amy September 20, 2016 at 9:18 PM

*ON here

Stupid autocorrect.

Fabi September 20, 2016 at 9:34 PM

In here / On here
Tomatoe / Tomato
eh – it’s all good

bev September 20, 2016 at 9:35 PM

Was it Tessa?

Fabi September 20, 2016 at 9:36 PM

I remember that scene too MichelleS. I certainly haven’t read all of the series, but there sure we’re some hilarious scenes in there.

Fabi September 20, 2016 at 9:36 PM

Bev’s memory is A.mazing

Amy September 20, 2016 at 9:40 PM

Tessa was willingly being turned into a fairy (I’m pretty sure she only had on pasties *snicker*) but someone else walked in on it and made a comment so we threw glitter on her too. LOL!!!

bev September 20, 2016 at 9:51 PM

Was she willing? Didn’t you have her flying around naked?

Maryse September 20, 2016 at 9:51 PM

I’m pretty sure it was bev…

bev September 20, 2016 at 9:51 PM

Weren’t Fabi and R going to be naked too? Was it then? At the writers retreat?

bev September 20, 2016 at 9:52 PM

I’m glitter resistant.

R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 9:56 PM

: – X

bev September 20, 2016 at 10:09 PM

But really I thought it might be Fabi. When she was talking about going.
Was it Maryse? But I don’t see Maryse being unwilling.

Tessa September 20, 2016 at 10:10 PM

I’d totally be okay with being a fairy, though not the nekkid part. :P Okay you all, make me full on clothed fae! *waits*

Amy September 20, 2016 at 10:11 PM

*smacks a glittery sticker on bev’s rear*

Nope, Tessa was willing from what I remember. ;)

Amy September 20, 2016 at 10:12 PM

And Maryse would have TOTALLY been willing had she been around for it.

bev September 20, 2016 at 10:31 PM

Tessa, last time Amy’s idea of dressing you as fae was to dump glitter on you and give you pasties. Lol.

Cheryl September 20, 2016 at 10:49 PM

Wow, you guys have been busy!! Have not read any of the pnr books you’ve been talking back and forth about. *hides from peanut attack*

R. your GR shelf categories are impressive.

Amy, I agree, Secret Sins was a nail biter, even more so because I went into it with prior knowledge of Margie and some assumptions from having read the submission series. My only complaint was I wanted more of an ending.

I started Playboy Pilot. Have to say so far it’s well-written, and the h and H have been open and honest about their thoughts, feelings and baggage. No secrets or lack of communication or mind games. He’s not a broody male. Of course all of these are thus far. Can’t wait to see where this one goes.

Fabi September 20, 2016 at 10:51 PM

Amy meant to say “Tessa was ‘waylaid’…”

R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 10:55 PM

Thanks Cheryl! I’m especially proud of my bev/Ela shelf to hide, I mean store their recs in.

bev September 20, 2016 at 11:15 PM

Fabi, lol. That’s how I remember it too.

R, I can’t believe you actually made that a shelf. You know Cheryl hasn’t read WiR either.

R. Renee September 20, 2016 at 11:18 PM

You guys were scaring me. I didn’t know how many books I was going to have to keep track of! It started with just a few but then Ela went all nuts with some bazillion book series and my laptop started smoking.

Fabi September 20, 2016 at 11:24 PM

hahaha R

Amy September 21, 2016 at 12:23 AM

Okay, I’m p!ssed. I was at 62% of Secret Sins, waiting for the big *GASP* moment that would mess me up, and then…

The end.

It’s over.

The hell?? That’s IT?!?

I already figured out what was going on, and apparently that was the “twist.” But it wasn’t shocking (for me, at least) and compared to the previous emotions the story stirred up, it was all so anticlimactic and wrapped up WAY too quickly. I thought I still had a good 35% to go, so I’m sitting here rubbing my hands together and just waiting for the train wreck, but the rest of it is just ads for other books and the first few chapters of Beg, which I’ve already read dangit! Now I just feel like I’ve been hoodwinked! Okay, I’m done ranting. *crosses arms and sits back*

Amy September 21, 2016 at 12:55 AM

By the way…I want to know the answer as well to Jen’s question ’cause I don’t want to go near that book if the answer is yes. ;)

Lisa September 21, 2016 at 2:11 AM

Oooh Robin I love those mugs…..

Im listening to my first audio book and its weird. Its The Muse, my RL book club book and the narrator is doing all the accents. It feels a bit like my imagination is not required.

Lisa September 21, 2016 at 2:14 AM

I download and (most of the time) read everything Bev badgers me about. And in her defence she hasn’t let me down yet…except for the M/M one about the prince. …couldnt get into that one.

Lisa September 21, 2016 at 2:18 AM

I dont like those books either Jen. The most recent biker book I read the H had to go and hook up with ‘club pussy’ to get his head on straight after every time he was with the h. *Gags*
I spent half the book itching to nut punch someone!!

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 2:33 AM

Aren’t they cute? The shipping makes them a little pricey, but they’re a great gift to myself when my husband’s being a twat waffle. So much easier than arguing. “Really? You’re just going to leave your crap everywhere? Fine. I’m buying a mug.”

Grey September 21, 2016 at 5:25 AM

Bwahahaha, oh a good time was had by all last night I see! I hate it when I miss the fun!

I didn’t care for the 2nd Twilight book as much, it irritated the sh*t out of me… But bring on the glitter! LOL you naughty bunch of rabblerousers.

I don’t think I’ve read IAD either… *slinks off to my corner*

Leslie M September 21, 2016 at 5:35 AM

Omg R., I spit out my coffee over “twat waffle”. You go girl!! Show that hubby you mean business and buy those mugs. (Which are adorbs)

I’m thinking I should make a GR shelf that says “Amy loved it so I should never read it”. (for all those heart-wrenching/death book/tearjerkers)

I’m looking forward to reading Playboy Pilot. That’s on my neverending list. Right now I’m listening to The One Real Thing/Samantha Young & reading For the Love of English/A.M. Hargrove.

Leslie M September 21, 2016 at 5:43 AM

Okay, back to talking Twilight (as I could ramble on forever about that) …my favorite book is New Moon (book 2). The beginning part in the woods (heart-wrenching)…then the end in Italy (I couldn’t read it fast enough).

Don’t you wish we could wipe our brains clean and be able to go back to re-read all our faves for the very first time again?

I’m not sure I could take Thoughtless again. I’m so lame that I started crying other day when I accidentally clicked on “my quotes” on GR. I can’t even read QUOTES from Thoughtless without crying!!!!

Fabi September 21, 2016 at 7:04 AM

Thanks Leslie. There’s another I can move from my tbr to my “for R” aka “never ever read list”. :-)

Lisa Aiello September 21, 2016 at 7:49 AM

Well – Finished Inarticulate, and I was right. It broke my heart. I thought it was beautiful. The Hero was well, swooooon, just swoooooon!!! And now I just one-clicked Ruin by Clarissa Wild. Anyone read that one yet? I think I’m actually going to read Author Anonymous before Ruin…but just wondered if anyone had anything to offer to sway my decision on reading order, LOL

Leslie M September 21, 2016 at 8:02 AM

Lisa, I loved Author Anonymous…well, I loved that it was un-putdownable for me. However, LOTS of people hated it. Maryse did a great review on it….I don’t write reviews as I’m not good at them…but hers will give you a great spoiler free feel for it.

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 9:01 AM

I’m liking these new shelves. It’s going to make it much easier to narrow down my choices!

Melinda September 21, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Lisa, I too loved Author Anonymous. Really well written great story. Hated the characters. Amy was recommending Rainfall the other day so I read that and loved it. That’s really good. I really like a book that you can connect to the characters.

I have never read Twilight. I have it. Just never got round to reading it.

Loved Thoughtless Lesley. I think I read it 2 or 3 times the whole series. Great book.

Jean September 21, 2016 at 10:07 AM

You guys are crazy and that’s why I love ya!

So many new books that look great. Secret Sins….moving it up. Amy, where was the h from in previous books. I’ve read a lot of them (but lIke you can’t exactly remember them).

Inarticulate…….Lisa!!! Magic words! I am all over that one! Mine!

Okay girls, I’m only gonna say this once (well I might repeat myself). I’m reading Tracing Holland, the 2nd book in the Night Shifts Black series and FRIGGING LOVING IT! Luke Craven! Loved the first one too. R, are you listening to me?!?!

Ela September 21, 2016 at 10:18 AM

*fist bumps MichelleS* YES IAD ROCKS HARD EVEN THE LATEST ONES, I LOVE EM ALL (maybe not equally but still)!

What about Lords of the Underworld series? Now those rock hard too, Nix even made a cross over appearance! I haven’t read some of the latest ones because too much is starting to go on like in BDB. There’s just so many books a girl can get confused in…LOL

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 10:18 AM

Done and done.

Lisa Aiello September 21, 2016 at 10:36 AM

Jean – let me know what you think of Inarticulate once you read it. I don’t know what it was about that man, but I Just. Can’t. Even. I don’t have words for why I loved him so much. Love to hear what you think about it!

Ela September 21, 2016 at 10:38 AM

“Have you ever fought an opponent you had no defense against? Like a fire breather or an acid spitter?”
“Once I faced a female with diamond skin,” Nix said breathlessly. “I was transfixed – even as she was choking the life out of me.”
“Really?”
“No, I saw that character on X-Men. I just wanted to commiserate. Alas, I have no weaknesses.”
― Kresley Cole, Pleasure of a Dark Prince

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 10:41 AM

Um Jean…forget spirit animal, you’re more like my book whisperer. First person, present tense, which is my preference, AND OMG the writing. It’s been a while since I’ve read two actual pages of really good writing. I try not to be too picky so unless it bugs me, I don’t drop stars for it, but this is a treat.

Ela September 21, 2016 at 10:47 AM

“Can’t hear… call back… good luck…”
“Nïx, I know you’re faking the static.” She could picture her sister blowing into her fist directly at the receiver. The static abruptly stopped.
“Why?”
“It seemed less rude than the alternative.”
“What’s that?”
Click.”
― Kresley Cole

tags: immortals-after-dark, pleasure-of-a-dark-prince

Ela September 21, 2016 at 10:48 AM

Got it Jean!

Ela September 21, 2016 at 10:50 AM

“Nix to Declan:

Begin transcript—
Testing. Hello, hellooo, anybody out there? Check, check, one, two. Soft pee. Puh, puh. Resonance! Sooooooft pee. Alpha bravo disco tango duck.
This is Nïx! I’m the Ever-Knowing One, a goddess incandescent, incomparable, and irresistible. But enough about what you think of me. It’s a beautiful day in New Orleans. The wind is out of the east at a steady five knots and clouds look like rabbits … But enough about what you think of me!
Now, down to business—
Squirrel!
Where was I? [Long pause] Why am I in Regin’s car? Bertil, you crawl right back out of that bong this minute!
Oh, I remember! I am hereby laying down this track for Magister Declan Chase. If you are a mortal of the recorder peon class, know that Dekko and I go waaaaay back, and he’ll go berserk (snicker snicker) if he doesn’t receive this transmittal. …
Chase, riddle me this: what’s beautiful but monstrous, long of tooth but sharp of tooth and soft of mind, and can never ever tell a lie?
That’s right. The Enemy of Old can be very useful to you. So use him already.
P.S. Your middle name’s about to be spelled r-e-g-r-e-t.
And with that, I must bid you adieu. Don’t worry, we’ll catch up very soon. …
[Muffled] Who’s mummy’s wittle echolocator? That’s right—you are!
—End transcript”
― Kresley Cole, Dreams of a Dark Warrior

Jean September 21, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Ela! Have you lost your mind? Um, I haven’t read anything by Kresley Cole yet……*ducks*

R, are you still talking about Wild Abandon? Please read Night Shifts Black next. So curious as to your opinion!

Lisa, I will definitely keep you updated on Inarticulate once I get to it!

Ela September 21, 2016 at 11:57 AM

Heya Jean! Last time I checked my mind is in tact! What is your point? I’m nudging you TO READ IAD! It’s not like I’m spoiling something! Geez woman get a grip!

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Jean sorry I didn’t clarify, I am talking about NSB!

Jean September 21, 2016 at 12:03 PM

Haha Ela! You’ve never steered me wrong before! And we are very compatible according to GR.

R, I FREAKING LOVE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW!

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 12:05 PM

Jean, this is the kind of writing that helps my writing. I rarely find books that do that for me. The feeling is mutual.

Jean September 21, 2016 at 12:08 PM

Yay, I’m grinning like an idiot right now! Wait until you get to Tracing Holland. I’m nervous now, really hope you love it as much as I did! OK, I’ll stop bothering you now so you can go read!

Tasha J September 21, 2016 at 12:09 PM

Off topic, but remember how I said I watched Bridget Jones’s Baby over the weekend? Anyway it had a lot of good looking previews and this one just popped back into my head and I had to share! For all you dog lovers out there and it’s even based off the novel A Dog’s Purpose from W. Bruce Cameron! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1jLOOCADTGs

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 12:12 PM

Ha! I wish, but for now I have to write–before I get hooked! I wasted all of yesterday on WA!

Tessa September 21, 2016 at 12:26 PM

Nucking Futs Nix is awesome. When she makes a game play move, it always makes me laugh. I can’t wait for her book, yet I sooooo can. Hers will be the last one. :( I want Fury’s book!

Amy Daws September 21, 2016 at 12:26 PM

Hey Maryse! Just wanted to let you know that my hot British soccer sports romance is releasing Friday and currently up for 99c preorder. Price will change after release day in case you wanted to let your followers know!

Tessa September 21, 2016 at 12:27 PM

Oh, and Magic Binds was as awesome as expected. :D

Ela September 21, 2016 at 12:31 PM

Oh Tessa!!!!!!! The last book released, I believe had all new characters, at least to me they were! If we go through all of the Lore I’m sure KC will keep us in books for another decade or 2? Then of course don’t forget we have Lothaire’s “cousins”…

Tessa September 21, 2016 at 1:22 PM

RIght. The cousins. I saw that the next cousin book is going to be MM. We’ll seeon that one. The next besides the cousins book is Sian’s and then after that, FURIE! *grins*

Amy September 21, 2016 at 2:05 PM

I’m thinking I should make a GR shelf that says “Amy loved it so I should never read it” <——- LOL!!!! You know, it really is good to push yourself beyond your comfort zone. Just sayin'. ;)

Jean…don't let my tantrum sway you from Secret Sins. It really was good but I think I just have a warped craving for train wrecks. Margie first showed up in Control, and SS takes place way before any of the Submission books. Unfortunately, the Submission series doesn't give us any idea how things turned out for Margie after SS, and I'm a little bummed that SS didn't give us more of an epilogue. :?

Amy September 21, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Back to Twilight…did any of y’all ever read the novella, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner? It’s about the young girl who was turned into a vampire in Eclipse by the “bad” vampires. It was pretty good but made my heart ache a bit.

Ela September 21, 2016 at 2:12 PM
Ela September 21, 2016 at 2:14 PM

Not interested in Bree, Amy! No offense but she got dead and had no impact on Bella, Eddy boy, nor Jacob….so no nope!

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 2:15 PM

LOL Ela!! “She got dead.” I read it. It was really good, but I kinda agree with Ela.

Amy September 21, 2016 at 2:23 PM

Wow Ela…that hurt. :(

Ela September 21, 2016 at 2:24 PM

See, we have enough characters for a few more dozen books????

http://immortalsafterdarkiad.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Characters

Fabi September 21, 2016 at 2:25 PM

I read it Amy. It was pretty heartbreaking. I read everything I could get my hands on at the time. I was -obsessed-

Ela September 21, 2016 at 2:29 PM

Just saying how it is Amy, no sugar coating…sorry, not so sorry!

Let me cheer you up! Did you see the new pretty eye colors on Sephora’s site? I almost bought 2 not so new ones, one from Dior and the second from Armani…and of course I already have them but from different brands!

http://www.sephora.com/fusion-mono-eyeshadow-P382450?skuId=1542646&icid2=products%20grid%3Ap382450

http://www.sephora.com/eye-tint-P393434?skuId=1667880&icid2=products grid:p393434

Ela September 21, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Just saying how it is Amy, no sugar coating…sorry, not so sorry!

Let me cheer you up! Did you see the new pretty eye colors on Sephora’s site? I almost bought 2 not so new ones, one from Dior and the second from Armani…and of course I already have them but from different brands!

Ela September 21, 2016 at 2:31 PM

Tried posting the links to the items but moderation has to approve them…booo

Amy September 21, 2016 at 2:47 PM

THANK you, Fabi. *sticks tongue out at Ela*

Tessa September 21, 2016 at 2:57 PM

Did you read Sweet Ruin?

Jean September 21, 2016 at 2:58 PM

Ela is definitely in rare form today! Lol!

Amy, you should read Night Shifts Black and Tracing Holland, seriously!!!!!

Tessa September 21, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Ela, you read it. Abyssian Infernas, prince of Pandemonia, was the first to join Rune. Does that help?

Ela September 21, 2016 at 3:04 PM

Of course not Tessa! I’m reading the Wiki Characters page…

“Ela is definitely in rare form today” what is that supposed to mean, missy?

Amy! I take my pretties back! I’m not sharing my Sephora experience with YOU *sticks out tongue farther*

Jean September 21, 2016 at 3:08 PM

Lol Ela! No offense! It just seems like you are “taking names and kicking ass”……look out Amy!

Tessa September 21, 2016 at 3:11 PM

The Wiki character page obviously hasn’t been updated. Rune was the main male character of the last book. The last book included Thaddeus’s sister. Rune’s friend is Sian.

Tessa September 21, 2016 at 3:14 PM
Ela September 21, 2016 at 3:15 PM

It’s funny you should say (write) that Jean because yesterday I recommended the entire IAD series to R and YOU KNOW WHAT???? SHE DID NOT ACCEPT A ONE BOOK :( HOW RUDE???

Ela September 21, 2016 at 3:17 PM

*APPLAUSE TO TESSA*

Amy September 21, 2016 at 3:18 PM

Pshh…I thought I was going to get my a$$ kicked on the side of the road yesterday by a massive hawk, so I sure as heck can take on Ela!!

And you know what, Ela? You can keep your Sephora pretties ’cause I’m hitting up Ulta every day for their 21-day special sales!! So THERE!

*secretly goes to Sephora website*

Jean September 21, 2016 at 3:21 PM

Ela, I would most definitely accept any and all book recs from you! And now Amy’s getting snarky. I think we are all in rare form today!

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 3:25 PM

Ela! You sent me like a hundred recs! I’ll have to take a day off to add them. Maybe two.

Amy September 21, 2016 at 3:25 PM

OOH! Did you guys see the cover for Bad Mommy yet?!?
http://www.tarrynfisher.com/cover-reveal-for-bad-mommy/

Ela September 21, 2016 at 3:34 PM

Oh phssssssssssshhhhhhh! Whatevs Amy…I can be snarky too! *browsing Nordstrom’s cosmetics* so there!

Woman I will sit on you AND YOU WILL NOT GET UP THEN I SHALL GET YOUR ASS KICKED… AND ALL OVER STUPID BREE…???? REALLY ??????????? AMY????? REALLYYYYY????????

Amy September 21, 2016 at 3:36 PM

*crosses arms and raises left eyebrow*

Yes, Ela. Really.

It’s not Bree…it’s the principle.

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 3:36 PM

*runs to TBR, adds Ela’s recs*

Amy, you might want to add them too.

Tessa September 21, 2016 at 3:39 PM

Bree? I missed something.

Jean September 21, 2016 at 3:40 PM

I just added all the IAD books to my “want to read” shelf before I get yelled at by Ela!

Amy September 21, 2016 at 3:41 PM

Yeah? Well I’m about to send Ela a nice little rec and we’ll see how she likes that.

Jean September 21, 2016 at 3:44 PM

I love that cover Amy and it’s Tarryn Fisher! No brainer!

Jean September 21, 2016 at 3:45 PM

Please R, tell me you’ve read the Love Me With Lies series by Tarryn!

Amy September 21, 2016 at 3:46 PM

Jean, right?? It looks like a woman falling onto some train tracks…I can only imagine how the cover ties into the book!

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 3:50 PM

I’ve only read one TF book and I wasn’t crazy about it. I was definitely in the minority though. I think it was The Opportunist. I can’t remember why I didn’t like it, but I’d be willing to try her again because she writes more of what I like to read. I have Mud Vein in my TBR, but I might pass on that one.

Jean September 21, 2016 at 3:52 PM

The Opportunist is the first book in the series R! You have to get back to it……that series is loved by so many here!

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 3:53 PM

Is it the same MC’s? Or a continuation with the secondaries?

Cheryl September 21, 2016 at 3:58 PM

Amy, want me to hold your earrings? :>

Cheryl September 21, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Jean, I have Night Shifts Black on my tbr. Is Tracing Holland a continuation of the same story/characters? Didn’t want to read the blurb.

Never read Twilight. Watched the movies with my daughter.

Cheryl September 21, 2016 at 4:02 PM

Love the cover, hate that it’s not released until 2017!

Amy September 21, 2016 at 4:06 PM

*hands earrings to Cheryl*

But watch out for someone with the initials M-A-R-Y-S-E…she loves the shinies!

Jean September 21, 2016 at 4:14 PM

R, it’s a continuation with the smell MCS and secondary characters….so great!

Cheryl, yes it is a continuation from NSB.

Ela September 21, 2016 at 4:19 PM

WHAT PRINCIPLE???????????????? READING ABOUT BREE WHO’S GONE AND GOT DEAD????? THAT SHE HAD A LIFE BEFORE SHE GOT KIDNAPPED, VAMPIRED AND I REPEAT GOT DEAD?????????

R – HERE’S ONE EARING
JEAN – HEAR’S THE OTHER
TESSA – BE SO KIND AND HOLD MY GLASSES
CHERYL – BE A DEAR AND HOLD MY RINGS
FABI – LOVE, HOLD MY WATCH PLEASE

*POINTS TO AMY BRUCE LEE KARATE STYLE AND MOTIONS WITH HANDS TO COME FORWARD*

OH, DID I MENTION MY HUSBAND IS A BLACK BELT IN SEVERAL MARTIAL ART SCHOOLS AND TRAINS ME????? OOPS MISSED THAT DETAIL

Ela September 21, 2016 at 4:20 PM

MARYSE. PLEASE. DON’T. TOUCH. MY. JEWELRY. OH AND CAN YOU HOLD MY BRACELET?

Ela September 21, 2016 at 4:29 PM

OMG! WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO??? R DIDN’T LIKE THE OPPORTUNIST??? HOW, WHY WHAT????????

Amy September 21, 2016 at 4:29 PM

*holds palm up to Ela*

*sighs and looks at nails of other hand, bored*

Tessa September 21, 2016 at 4:29 PM

You trust Maryse with your bracelet?

Amy September 21, 2016 at 4:32 PM

R…the second book, Dirty Red, is from Leah’s POV, and I didn’t want to read it at first but found myself absolutely GLOATING over all of her inner turmoil. Thief is from Caleb’s POV, and I really liked it but I would have preferred it in Olivia’s POV. ;)

Ela September 21, 2016 at 4:32 PM

Why do I see Amy on GR as not have read Dirty With Lies????

Ela September 21, 2016 at 4:34 PM

Good point Tessa! Would you do the honors?

Amy September 21, 2016 at 4:34 PM

*calls a temporary cease-fire with Ela*

It’s probably not on there because I read it on my Nook, and I haven’t updated my GR with the books I read on my Nook. I’ll try to do that soon.

Amy September 21, 2016 at 4:36 PM

“Dirty With Lies”

*pats Ela on the head*

It’s okay honey…we knew what you meant. :P

Ela September 21, 2016 at 4:36 PM
Maryse September 21, 2016 at 4:37 PM

Oooooohhhh who’s earrings are these??!!

MINE!!!! Shinieeeees!!!

Maryse September 21, 2016 at 4:38 PM

Ela… what a pretty bracelet. I LOVE bracelets!!!

I think we need a round of martinis or three. :P

Ela September 21, 2016 at 4:38 PM

Dirty vs Love in this series can almost be the same thing…. *shrugs shoulders*

Amy September 21, 2016 at 4:39 PM

HA!!

*jumps up and down and pints at Maryse*

Told you guys!!

Amy September 21, 2016 at 4:40 PM

Oh for the love of…

*POINTS at Maryse

Ela September 21, 2016 at 4:43 PM

I think a radar went off by Maryse’s ear saying *they’re discussing shinieeeeeees* better check in and grab what I can.

No bracelet to see…I forgot that I forgot to wear it today….runs and hides

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 4:55 PM

See I don’t even remember any of those characters. That’s not necessary, right? Sorry, Ela. I mean sorry, not sorry. Dangit. I’m getting confused. Are we sorry or not sorry? Which answer is least likely to get more recs? Oops too late.

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 4:57 PM

OK Ela, I added them, but I don’t want to reread The Opportunist so you might have to give me a refresher before I start the red head one.

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 4:59 PM

My husband just walked in with 6 more classic rock albums, a new turn table, and a bottle of Bordeaux. Guess I’m done for the day. Try not to hurt anyone Ela. Amy…duck.

Amy September 21, 2016 at 5:07 PM

Duck? From what? *points at Ela* You mean Child’s Play over there? Aw, she’s harmless. :P

Grey September 21, 2016 at 5:12 PM

*giggle*I’m just sit over here and drink…

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 5:18 PM

Me too Grey. Want some Bordeaux?

Grey September 21, 2016 at 5:25 PM

I’m gonna stick with water. I am on the kid carting detail tonight, however, throwing my 2 cents in, the third book in the LMWL series, The Thief by Tarryn Fisher was on my top books of 2015 list R… so yeah, just something to keep in mind, I FLoved it…hard! LOL!

Jean September 21, 2016 at 5:41 PM

The Thief was my favorite too Grey! I love a male POV!

Lisa September 21, 2016 at 6:06 PM

I loved The Opportunist series…they were the first T Fishers Id read. I love that her books have a barb in their tail and make me feel uncomfortable. I LOOOVED reading Leahs book and watching her unravel.

MichelleS September 21, 2016 at 6:37 PM

Never read Bree’s Novella. I DID read twilight from Edward’s POV. That was only online. Loved that. So embarrassing.

I want to read Inarticulate next. I’m a Speech Patholgist & have several clients who have selective mutism. Very difficult to live with. Imagine not talking, only when comfortable, which is rarely for some. I hope it’s done well. Usually books with “my area” get me all upset because they play on stereotypes. Like H who stutters. Ugh! Or the H who has Aspergers. Some good ones stand out though. Keeping fingers crossed!

bev September 21, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Tessa in the middle of all of that, you sure you want to give Maryse your bracelet. –lol.

bev September 21, 2016 at 6:58 PM

I haven’t read them either, but like Jean says the MCS smell.

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 7:57 PM

Ok…one of the bottles my hubby got me sucks. I waited too long and there’s no bordeaux where I live. So…rum and coke. Want one Amy?

bev September 21, 2016 at 8:07 PM

R. You have a record player. I’ve seen that they have had a bit of a resurgence.
What albums?

Amy September 21, 2016 at 8:17 PM

Runs actually doesn’t sound appealing at all right now but…

Whatever.

*chugs rum and coke*

Thanks!! :D

R. Renee September 21, 2016 at 8:23 PM

The Doors of course :) and The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club, Sticky Fingers, Black Sabbath Paranoid and Pink Floyd Animals

Tessa September 21, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Before I read everything, I have to squee really loudly. Kate Luaren’s Fallen trailer came out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZf5flba1cM

bev September 21, 2016 at 8:28 PM

Amy, OMG. LMAO.

I don’t think they ever sound good. *Snicker*

Tessa September 21, 2016 at 8:47 PM

Okay, I must point out, Maryse is a Valkyrie. She is naturally attracted to shinnies. I had to try to defend the bracelet!

*hugs MichelleS* I like you and then you point out stuff like that. :D Books rarely get those things right. I was in speech until high school due to hearing impairment, but little dude has autism, so… yeah. :D

MichelleS September 21, 2016 at 9:12 PM

Tessa – so you know all those crazy letters after our name that we have to write? Well, the one dearest to me is CAS – Certified Autism Specialist. That’s my passion right there. For me, only a couple of books have gotten it right! One was The Rosie Project. :-) portrayed an Aspie spot on.

Tessa September 21, 2016 at 9:36 PM

Oooh. Now you have me curious. I just finished last month Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. I love how she portrayed one character who has Asperger or autism. The character is never diagnosed and most is shown or mentioned as dealing with him, but being around those with it, it was easy to spot. I absolutely loved it.

Cheryl September 21, 2016 at 9:52 PM

Pass me one of those rum and cokes R. I’m reviewing what I have to say at back to school night tomorrow. Fabi, was it wings you imagine when you have to talk in front of a lot of people? Going to give that a try. I love to run my mouth, but I do get nervous talking in front of all of the parents and staff.

Amy September 21, 2016 at 10:27 PM

Bev, booze is booze so…bottoms up. ;)

I’ve had a hard time drinking rum since an incident in high school where two friends and I drank an entire jug of it in one sitting. You know, one of those cheap plastic gallon jugs of rum? *shudder* I ended up shoving my finger in my friend’s eye socket when she tried to help me up after I puked on her bedroom floor…and all she said was “owwwwww” while my finger was still in there and she was drunkenly laughing. And y’all think I’m crazy now…

Amy September 21, 2016 at 10:33 PM

I just have to say that all of you mamas of special needs kids and people who work with them…you guys are amazing. :D

And Tessa…that trailer! I had no idea they were still planning on making that movie. Hope it doesn’t go up in flames (yes, that pun was intentional :P ) like City of Bones and Vampire Academy did. Oh yeah, and now the last Divergent movie. :?

Fabi September 21, 2016 at 10:52 PM

Best of luck Cheryl. You’ll do great.

Amy! Yuk, yuk and super yuk. Rum ‘was’ my favorite drink. Now…

bev September 21, 2016 at 10:59 PM

Amy…..reread your comment to R.

Amy September 21, 2016 at 11:13 PM

O. M. G.

8-O

OmgOmgOmgOmgOmg…how did I not…

BLECH!!! *gags* That’s so…*retches*

I’m done. I’m out. I just can’t…omg…

bev September 21, 2016 at 11:40 PM

Well, could reach it as that having the runs doesn’t sound good to you but whatever you’ll deal with it by drinking. Drinking rum.

bev September 21, 2016 at 11:42 PM

See? Reach = read.

Lisa September 22, 2016 at 12:34 AM

MichelleS Im interested to know how much success you have in your speechie role for people with ASD? As Ive provably mentioned before my daughter has Autism and very limited verbal language. She is has echolalia tends to either just repeat exactly whats said to her or she memorizes passages from a song or movie and slots them as a response. Its very frustrating for her and has a big impact on her ability to socialize and develop friendships.
We use Auslan signing with her to supplement her speech and reduce her frustrations.

Lisa September 22, 2016 at 12:39 AM

The book that best depicts what the experience of Autism is like for individuals and their families in The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night Time by Mark Haddon. And the Aussie movie The Black Balloon with Toni Colette is confronting and heartwrenching.

Ela September 22, 2016 at 7:00 AM

That trailer!!! LMAO AT AMY….

Leslie M September 22, 2016 at 7:01 AM

Oooh, that Fallen movie looks awesome…even though I never read the series. However, I just realized its in my Nook archives.

I too am very sensitive about books portraying autism & such as my 16 yr old son has Aspergers. God bless all of you that work with kids with special needs, that is one tough profession.

R. Renee September 22, 2016 at 7:13 AM

HAHAHAHA Amy! Ewww. Funny story…I opened the WRONG bottle of wine! No wonder it was gross. On the bright side, I have a GOOD bottle waiting for me! But, maybe not at 7 am. Ugh Cheryl, good luck. I HATE public speaking.

Ela September 22, 2016 at 8:19 AM

Yes! High praises to all you ladies working with special needs kids and adults! There was an awesome article written to Tesco by a client on FB, I was crying by the end of it! If there were more people like that woman the world would be a better place! Not sure this link will work…

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.facebook.com_CharlieHunnamFans1_posts_10154551800074837&d=DQMCaQ&c=3dNbg30qerfOaZsOR_fwFw&r=Z0aim1JLYV24jGfvxG2zj0hYjhsCxJahmds5nUMrv28&m=wVPfAHfQJ4AusHJhaER1jl7aL4PLwY91ynatH0iNXzQ&s=XKWD0hX6N8hgpp3M2YALqH4soAlkqLBciE4lYJ-V-Q4&e=

bev September 22, 2016 at 8:35 AM

Good Luck Cheryl.

bev September 22, 2016 at 8:42 AM

FLT: “The ferry man had six more fares in the back of his van and a long way yet to drive, so he didn’t stop at town.”
-Land of the Beautiful Dead by R l. Lee Smith
Still reading this one and will be for a while yet. I like it but not as much as Gann. It is however nice not to feel that the heroine is in mortal danger every other page.

Ela September 22, 2016 at 8:43 AM

You’ll do great Cheryl! Just picture holding a whip and if anyone gets out of line you whip ‘em on the St. Andrews Cross… :)

Ela September 22, 2016 at 8:45 AM
Amy September 22, 2016 at 8:59 AM

Good luck Cheryl! Speaking to groups makes me nervous as well…even more so when I know the people. No idea why. *shrugs*

You’re a smart, competent nurse…make that group of people your b!tch. ;)

Amy September 22, 2016 at 9:06 AM

FLT

“My mother is dying.” ~ Mordacious by Sarah Lyons Fleming

Fabi September 22, 2016 at 9:13 AM

FLT

“I’d been waiting to watch the UFC featherweight championship for weeks, but now my attention was fixed only on David instead of the fight.”
Interborough by Santino Hassell

I got an ARC. I’m beyond squeeeing. This is Christmas and birthday and Thanksgiving all rolled up into one happy girl. I’ll take this over a bag of jewels any day.

Tessa September 22, 2016 at 10:49 AM

:D That’s awesome, Fabi! Congratulations.

Good luck Cheryl. No worries, you know you’ll kill it.

Leslie you have to get Fallen out of your Nook archive and read it! It’s seriously good and the intrigue and emotions just are insane.

Tessa September 22, 2016 at 10:56 AM

FLT:
“Beck, you’d better get in here. ”
For the Love of English by A.M Hargrove

OMG I am loving this so much. It has me giggling like crazy, especially with the first graders and English is absolutely adorable. The adult times are hilarious too, though can get intense and serious too.

R. Renee September 22, 2016 at 10:57 AM

That’s awesome Fabi!!

FLT: “I’d be lying if I said I don’t notice him enter the restaurant.” Night Shifts Black by Alyson Santos, recommended by Jean! LOVE the writing. reminds me a little of Taylor Jenkins Reid!! Not the words or plot, but the sentences :)

Amy September 22, 2016 at 11:38 AM

Tessa…I was thinking of reading that one next.

Jean September 22, 2016 at 2:32 PM

Tessa that sounds really good! Keep us updated! And Amy! You definitely have to keep me updated on Mordacious!

I started The Silent Waters by Brittainy Cherry. Loved the first 2 books of the series…..each are standalones. FLT: “It’s going to be different this time, Maggie, I swear. This time is forever.” (This was the Prologue…..it was too hard to use the first line of chapter one because it’s a letter) Love this author!

Tessa September 22, 2016 at 2:32 PM

You totally should. Someone else recommended it on another post. (Sorry to whomever. I can’t find it). I had it so moved it up in my TBR. I’m so glad I did. The anxious part is happening right now, and it’s good.

Leslie M September 22, 2016 at 3:33 PM

Jean, I love the cover of The Silent Waters. Sexy wet T-shirt!! Yes, please!!

That’s a sexy but not OTT, bulge, crotch grabbing, obnoxious cover.

Jean September 22, 2016 at 4:09 PM

Haha! Yes Leslie! This author’s writing is so amazing. Each book in the series is so unique and unforgettable!

MichelleS September 22, 2016 at 5:40 PM

Lisa – having worked with children on the spectrum from ages three to adult, I’ve had the most success once they enter middle school years believe it or not. Even kiddos that were very echolalic started using scripted conversation starters and were able to participate in exchanges with their peers. especially those that are hyperlexic.

MichelleS September 22, 2016 at 5:42 PM

I have also found, Lisa, that PODD is the very BEST augmentative comnunucation system.

bev September 22, 2016 at 7:38 PM

Why do I go to the library? I can’t even keep up with the books in my nook & kindle libraries. Now I have The Girl on the Train, Orphan X, Saving Francesca, and The Passage stacked on my night stand.

R. Renee September 22, 2016 at 7:39 PM

Francesca’s the name of my h :)

OMG I just now watched This is Us and I’m Taylor Jenkins Reid crying right now. Did anyone else watch this last night? Or whenever it was on?

Maryse September 22, 2016 at 7:45 PM

I haven’t watched it yet but I want to SO BAD. How do I watch it? Is it on Netflix? The only actual channel I’m ever on for cable is HGTV and the Cooking channel. I’m so clueless to the regular TV world.

*sigh*

R. Renee September 22, 2016 at 7:47 PM

You can watch it online, or it’s probably available through smart TV or something. Here’s the link: http://www.nbc.com/this-is-us?nbc=1 it’s NBC.

OMG Maryse, so good. I was a HUGE Parenthood fan and it totally has that feel!

Maryse September 22, 2016 at 7:49 PM

Because the library smells SO GOOD bev. Ooooh read The Girl on the Train!!! :D

Maryse September 22, 2016 at 7:52 PM

Wait… what’s with all the rum gagging?

What’d I miss?

*backtracks*

R. Renee September 22, 2016 at 7:53 PM

Amy spelled rum “runs”… Her rum, not so bueno.

bev September 22, 2016 at 8:28 PM

Alright, last song you listened to?

Ol’ 55 by Tom Waits.

I listen to yours If you listen to mine.;)

R. Renee September 22, 2016 at 8:31 PM

Oooh bev, that sounds kinky!

“To Cry You a Song” Jethro Tull.

Lisa September 22, 2016 at 9:01 PM

Thank you Michelle. I think we need to re-visit speech therapy. It kinda got pushed aside when we were trying to deal with big behavior issues, sleep issues, eating issues blah blah blah. We’ve probably got space now to do more work around her language. Cheers for the advice xx

Jan September 22, 2016 at 9:02 PM

Yes Bev. I loved Saving Francesca. Enjoy.

bev September 22, 2016 at 10:03 PM

R. I don’t think I have ever really listened to Jethro Tull before. :)

Maryse September 22, 2016 at 10:10 PM

Ewwwwwww!!!! LOL!!!!!

Yeah, New rule. No rum martinis allowed to be made my Amy. :P

Maryse September 22, 2016 at 10:11 PM

Last song I listened to was by “Flume” – Never be like You.

WHOA. This is intense. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KPnyf8vwXI

It’s one of the songs “Alexa” played for me when I told her to just play me “top dance pop”

Lisa September 22, 2016 at 10:42 PM

Oh I love Tom Waits!! Good choice Bev.

Last song I listened to Vera Blue ‘Hold’. Love it.

Lisa September 22, 2016 at 10:44 PM

We love Flume in our house great Aussie producer!!. I saw him (Harley Streton) live when he was just starting out as a precocious youngster.

bev September 22, 2016 at 11:16 PM

Those were both new to me. In the last few years I so have not been keeping up with new music.

So, Maryse could you just ask her like, Alexa play the number one hit in France in 1974? And she’d do it?

bev September 22, 2016 at 11:17 PM

Jan, did you go on your trip yet?

R. Renee September 22, 2016 at 11:19 PM

OMG Alexa is amazing…but potentially possessed. Mine talks to me when she shouldn’t, when I’m not talking to her. But, I figure at least someone’s talking to me right? Even if it’s some demonic inhabited piece of plastic. Whoa. That was deep. Going back to my book.

Maryse September 22, 2016 at 11:32 PM

I’m going to forget that “demonic” part. Especially since mine likes to talk at 3am…

YIKES. How will I sleep tonight? Thanks a lot R!! :P

bev September 22, 2016 at 11:34 PM

Hey, would she pick your next read?

R. Renee September 22, 2016 at 11:36 PM

OMG yours does it too??!! OK that’s a little creepy! I was reading out loud one day and she answered me! I said something about “resting against the chair’s back” and she said “the chair doesn’t have a back.” What??!!

bev September 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Tessa, my patronus is a fox. That seems wrong to me, lol.

Tessa September 23, 2016 at 9:55 AM

Wait, patronus? How do I get a patronus?

Last song I heard was viva la Vida by Coldplay. Little dude listens to music in the morning after he’s ready and he chose that one. :) My influence, yep!

Tessa September 23, 2016 at 9:59 AM

I got a buzzard.

bev September 23, 2016 at 2:30 PM

LOL.

I hope she give descriptions

What house are you?

Cheryl September 23, 2016 at 3:14 PM

Whew, I survived another year of talking at BTS night!!!

R. I watched This Is Us- I was crying, laughing and stunned at the twist at the end. Hope the rest of the series is as good!!

Tessa September 23, 2016 at 3:42 PM

Slytherin! :D I’m always Slytherin. Even before the movies, it was my favorite house. Oh, thankfully Buzzard means the English word, not American one. It’s a predatory animal, like a hawk. lol Not a vulcher.

Tessa September 23, 2016 at 3:42 PM

Cheryl, yeah! *grins*

bev September 23, 2016 at 6:59 PM

Ravenclaw. I was sure I’d be a hufflepuff

Tessa September 23, 2016 at 7:05 PM

The first time I was sure I’d be Ravenclaw. lol

bev September 23, 2016 at 7:27 PM

Lol. I did it when pottermore first happened, but forgot what I was. I never went back on, lol. And today it said that if you have on old log in to just redo. So, maybe I was a H then *shrug* and changed. Not sure.

Tessa September 24, 2016 at 2:27 PM

Both the old sites and the new one made me Slytherin. *shrugs* I guess I’m more ambitious than smart?

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