Marvelous Monday – 22 Early Bird Book Releases & 10 of tomorrow’s highly anticipated pre-orders!

by Maryse on October 12, 2015 · 59 comments

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First!! Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian families and friends! I’m so excited ’cause my sister is coming from Canada to be with me today, so even though I’m in the U.S., I WILL be celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving, too!! YAY ME!!! TWO THANKSGIVINGS this year. :D *happy dance*

<— And… well, well, welllllll…. what do we have here but a plethora of early Monday book releases that will surely entertain us nicely today, while we wait for tomorrow’s official mega-release-list. Yes!! Happy Thanksgiving indeed.


  1. Obscured by Tara Sue Me & Cat Waters <— OH IS IT FORBIDDEN LOVE?!?! SHE’S A PROSTITUTE TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM HER PIMP & HE’S A PASTOR…There’s no way Isaiah Martin could want her. He’s a pastor. Too good. Too pure. But when she learns her days are numbered, she runs into the safety of his arms and trusts his promise of protection. And the truth you never imagined…
  2. Dragos Goes to Washington (Elder Races) by Thea Harrison
  3. Lev: a Shot Callers novel by Belle Aurora <— SHE’S DESTITUTE & HE MAKES HER AN OFFER SHE CAN’T REFUSE ALERT!!When Mina Harris gets caught red-handed with a wallet that isn’t hers, she falls apart. She’s tired, lonely and hasn’t eaten in days. Lev offers her an ultimatum… A nice warm bed, a hot meal and a job, or the cops.
  4. Dirty Lies (The Burke Brothers) by Emma Hart <— FAKE RELATIONSHIP WITH A BAD BOY DRUMMER ALERT! “When Aidan saves Jessie from her ex-boyfriend by insisting the two are dating, the band’s manager convinces them to keep up the charade in the hopes of re-inventing Dirty B’s image as lovable bad boys, as opposed to d-bags.”
  5. One Immortal: (A Vampire Romance) (One to Hold) by Tia Louise <— SHE’S A VAMPIRE & HE’S AN EX-MARINE VAMPIRE HUNTER! “At a bar on Bourbon Street, Derek and Melissa cross paths, and their sexual chemistry is off the charts. Acting on their feelings, they are pulled deeper into an affair, but Melissa is hiding, hoping to escape her cruel maker. “
  6. Manwhore 1 (A Ferro Family Short Story) by H.M. Ward
  7. Dark Blue (South Island PD Book 1) by Ranae Rose
  8. When the Leaves Stop Falling by Kelly Moran <— Sounds deep and emotional.
  9. Kissing Her Crazy (Crazy Love) by Kira Archer <— STRUGGLING SINGLE MOM & WEALTHY MAN MEET AT A WEDDINGCharming as he is, Elliot isn’t father material. And there’s no room for a single mom and her child in his life. While the attraction between them isn’t easily squashed, there’s no telling the lengths his family will go to prevent a relationship.”
  10. Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-Mills <— STREET-FIGHTER/CAMPUS BAD BOY THAT SHE WANTS TO AVOID ALERT! <— ”A tattooed British street fighter, he’s the campus bad boy she’s supposed to avoid, but when he saves her from a frat party gone bad, all her rules about sex and love fly out the window.”
  11. Wedding Date for Hire (Anyone But You) by Jennifer Shirk <— SHE “HIRES” A DATE FOR A WEDDING ALERT! “Maddie McCarthy is single, between jobs, and (oh, the shame) lives with her mother. To make matters worse, she’s the maid of honor for her sister’s wedding, and desperately needs a date.” and then!! “Trent Montgomery isn’t actually part of Match Made Easy. He’s just doing a favor for his cousin…” Sounds like sweet fun!!
  12. Just One Kiss: A Black Alcove Novel (The Black Alcove Series Book 1) by Jami Wagner <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!!! “If he picks his father, he’ll lose her again—if he picks her, everything he’s worked for will be for nothing.”
  13. Distracted by D.M. Thornton <— SINGLE MOM WITH A SPECIAL NEEDS SON, ON THE RUN FROM HER EX & A BROTHEL OWNER ALERT! “…when he convinces her to accept the personal assistant job he created just for her, he knew it was only a matter of time before she’d relinquish herself to him. He didn’t realize she had a past that haunted her.”
  14. Broken Hearts by N.E. GLOVER <— SOUNDS LIKE AN ARSEN-LIKE STORY! “Her dreams are filled with a handsome stranger who fulfills those desires. But when the handsome stranger shows up on her doorstep, Johanna’s mundane life is turned upside down.”
  15. Unforgettable (Heart of Stone Spinoff Novel Book 1) by K.M. Scott <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE? “Jordan Wright thought she found real love with Gage, but it all ended one night with a phone call. Now she’s got a chance to have the life she’s always wanted with a man who can give her everything. All she needs to do is forget about Gage and she can be happy.”
  16. Imperfect (Blaze of Glory Book 1) by Cherry Shephard <— SHE STARTS OVER BY OWNING A BAR ALERT! ”Saddles, was meant to be her escape. A new start away from an abusive relationship and a way to fulfill her daddy’s dying wish. But all the bar has brought Shannon is debt collectors and pushy buyers threatening to destroy her. The last thing she needs is a handsome, angry soldier to distract her…
  17. Vivid by Jessica Wilde <— BLIND MILITARY HERO ALERT! Sounds touching.. and just released! “Badly injured, blind, and angry, he’s done with war, but now he’s fighting his own battle. So, he’s waiting for it to end, spending his days and nights in a thick darkness no light can penetrate. Until Grace walks into his life and his broken eyes open to a woman that changes everything for him…
  18. Your Gravity 1 by L.G. Castillo <— STUDENT-TEACHER ROMANCE ALERT!! “Like any determined college student, nothing is going to stop Nicole from following her dreams and achieving the goals she set. But when she meets sexy and brooding Professor Cooper, her world is tilted off its axis. Despite his sullen and distant demeanor, Nicole can’t deny the pull she feels toward him…”
  19. Blitz by Michele Faison <— FAMOUS FOOTBALL STAR ALERT! “Fresh out of law school, she has big goals and none of them include scoring the affections of Tampa’s leading man, on or off the field.”
  20. The Bradens (Books 1-3 Boxed Set): Love in Bloom: The Bradens by Melissa Foster
  21. Stirring Up Trouble (The Rosewood Series Book 3) by Andrea Laurence
  22. Her Accidental Husband (Sorensen Family) by Ashlee Mallory <— ROAD TRIP FROM HELL ALERT! She’s on her way to a wedding…”Now, her flight’s been cancelled, and she’s crammed into a tiny car with the gorgeous-but-irritating best man. Viva la road trip from hell…”
  23. Seducing Seven (What Happens in Vegas) by MK Meredith
  24. Loving Bad by Regan Ure <— GOOD GIRL & BAD BOY ALERT! “Their pasts haunt them. Sin is trying to break free from his dark past while Taylor lives each day trying to forget about the horrors that marred her childhood.
  25. Both of Her (The Identity Series Book 1) by Alisa Mullen & Kathy Coopmans <— SHE’S A CORPORATE LAWYER BY DAY & AN ESCORT BY NIGHT AND THEN HER TWO WORLDS COLLIDE ALERT!! Yikes! Sound intriguing!! “Luca’s world meets Lucia’s men on one disastrous day. Neither part of her knows what to do. While she is praying that her image as a powerhouse professional won’t be tainted and she lives the nightlife she loves, both of her will find her true self.
  26. Enough <— MARRIED MOM & HER LIFE IS CRUMBLING ALERT!! ”When time and circumstances push me to my breaking point, I’m forced to take a hard look at what I’ve become. A failed marriage, a failed attempt at a career, and a failed attempt at being a mother. I’m not enough to hold any of it.”
A FEW HIGHLY ANTICIPATEDs GOING LIVE TOMORROW (or at midnight tonight maybe … ;) )
  1. See Me by Nicholas Sparks - October 13th 2015
  2. The Fifteenth Minute (The Ivy Years Book 5) by Sarina Bowen – October 13th 2015
  3. Hard to Break by Bella Jewel - expected release date October 13th 2015
  4. Stroke of Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novella (The Midnight Breed Series) by Lara Adrian - expected release date October 13th 2015
  5. Seduce Me: A Stark Ever After Novella by J. Kenner - expected release date October 13th 2015
  6. Endless Possibility: a RUSH novella (City Lights 3.5) by Emma Scott - expected release date October 13th 2015
  7. Falling For The Enemy (British Billionaires) by Pamela Ann - expected release date October 13th 2015
  8. Alasdair (Masters Among Monsters Book 1) by Ella Frank <— M/M ROMANCE!! – October 13th 2015
  9. Winter’s Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon- expected release date October 13th 2015
  10. The Outlander Series 8-Book Bundle: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon - October 13th 2015
  11. The Outlander Series Bundle: Books 5, 6, 7, and 8: The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon - October 13th 2015
  12. Slow Play (The Rules Book 3) by Monica Murphy - October 13th 2015


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Jean October 12, 2015 at 1:16 PM

Happy Thanksgiving! Jealous you get to celebrate it twice! It’s such a stress free holiday!

So I started Bird Box (thankfully my boss took off for Columbus Day) and I am really loving it! Can’t put it down!

Lauren October 12, 2015 at 2:43 PM

The Ground Rules by Roya Carmen is $.99!!!!!

Lauren October 12, 2015 at 2:44 PM

The Shortstop by A.M. Madden is $.99 as well.

Grey October 12, 2015 at 4:53 PM

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Canadian counterparts… And to those who just want 2 T day dinners *side-eyeing Maryse* ;)

Started Wrong, omg…so funny I’m loving it!

Grey October 12, 2015 at 5:13 PM

OMG… can’t believe I forgot…

Tomorrow, book 1 in a new series from Aleatha Romig- Betrayal. So. Ready. For this book….

Lee October 12, 2015 at 5:21 PM

Grey … LOVED wrong I was laughing and the socks!! LOL!!


bev October 12, 2015 at 6:10 PM

Cold Hearted Rake comes out this month, 27th.

Fabi October 12, 2015 at 6:25 PM

Happy Thanksgiving Maryse and all Canadian friends here.

I’m heading into sci fi territory this week with Children of the Comet which comes out tomorrow. It’s a “new to me” author, so wish me luck. :-)

bev October 12, 2015 at 6:57 PM

Fabi, I read that as children of the corn.

fabi October 12, 2015 at 7:03 PM

Nope, nuh uh, not from me, ever LOL

Amy October 12, 2015 at 7:03 PM

Happy Thanksgiving!!!! :D So do you make similar dishes to the American Thanksgiving or are they quite different?

The blurb for Obscured…whoa!! I’m curious in which direction that one will go. Sounds like it could get kinda naughty. :P

bev October 12, 2015 at 7:14 PM

Thinking about thanksgiving is making me hungry.

Fabi, lol. Never & will never watch it.

Lisa October 12, 2015 at 7:53 PM

Ooooo Vivid sounds good. A bit like Rush which I loved. Looking forward to the novella for Rush tomorrow ….pre-ordered ofcourse.
And Lev is grabbing my attention too.
Grey I enjoyed Wrong too. Funny and sweet, a tiny bit angsty and a bit smutty too. What’s not to like. :)

Jean October 12, 2015 at 8:11 PM

Rush novella! Oooo I missed that somehow….so excited!

Lisa October 12, 2015 at 8:14 PM

Jean it looks like its his POV from after the disasterous work party to his ventures back into the world. Sounds awesome.

Cheryl October 12, 2015 at 8:15 PM

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving- yes I’m curious too about the food.

So many good one’s on this list. I still need to catch up on the Ivy Year’s series- do I need to read them in order??

Of course, Blitz- football star, one-click!! ;)

Cheryl October 12, 2015 at 8:44 PM

I just started Blindsided: Seattle Steelheads Football. So far so good, and he’s a bad-boy football star. :)

bev October 12, 2015 at 8:50 PM

Jean so your a horror fan? I was so nervous cause that’s usually a big no for me. Maybe we should pick another to br this month.

Tonight starting re read of Heaven, Texas. Need it after reading Bird Box & On Jellicoe Road back to back. But 2 great reads back to back so…..

Tessa October 12, 2015 at 9:11 PM

Happy First Thanksgiving! I’ve been lurking, just quiet today. I finished Neanderthal Seeking Human Super cute and made me grin. Then, I remembered the Pierce series that Amy recommended and I for some reason haven’t finished, so now I’m reading Perfect and loving that. That said…

Breaking Him by RK Lilley is now live. *squees* It looks all gut wrenchy!

Lisa October 12, 2015 at 9:20 PM

Ooooo Tessa…I loved Tristan & Danika, I’ll check that one out. Twisty tummy feels!!!

Jean October 12, 2015 at 9:35 PM

Thanks Lisa, that does sound good!

I love horror bev, but haven’t really read anything lately. I remember reading every Stephen King book when they came out.

New RK Lilley book, awesome!

bev October 12, 2015 at 10:16 PM

I can’t stop thinking about Jellicoe Road.
Fabi, stop me from reading these books that make me cry.
Jean, I have never read King and don’t want to. Lol.

fabi October 12, 2015 at 10:35 PM

*pulls Bev back from the brink* whew, that was scary, you almost fell into the latest trend ;-)

fabi October 12, 2015 at 10:42 PM

Tessa Tessa Tessa !!! Have you seen the preview for the new Shadowhunters TV show starting in Jan?

Robyn October 12, 2015 at 11:00 PM

Hi Maryse and everyone!
This looks like a great list! But I have to share a book I just finished and it left me squirly and not being able to stop thinking about it. It’s M Robinsons new book Complicate Me (The Good Ol Boys). It’s full of angst and unrequited love. Our favorite! Alexandra has known these 4 boys basically since birth. As they grow up together her bond with Lucas gets stronger and of course they love each other. They have to deny this love because the rest of the boys and their parents don’t want them together. They go through their trials and tribulations throughout their lives until they finally realize the can’t not be together! I fell in love with Alex and her Boys and can’t wait for the next boy, Jacobs book!

Lisa October 12, 2015 at 11:08 PM

Fabi….. Shadowhunters!!!! Really?? I wonder if we’re going to get it here (down under). The movie was a shocker but good Lord…how I devoured those books.

I probably enjoyed Infernal Devices more actually…nah..both series were amazing.

Jennifer October 12, 2015 at 11:14 PM

@Tessa and @Amy…funny you should mention Pierced by J.C. Mells. I needed a different type of book, came across it yesterday in my TBR list and really liked it! I thought of Amy when I started reading it because I had already bought it when she recommended it here…it’s a different urban fantasy that somehow works, I’m currently reading the second in the series.

bev October 12, 2015 at 11:30 PM

I love Gracie Snow.
“Although Gracie was thirty years old, she had never attended a wild party. She wondered if there would be pornographic movies and bowls of cocaine set out for guests. She was almost certain she disapproved of both, but since she had no actual experience with either one, she thought it only fair to reserve judgment.”

Lisa October 12, 2015 at 11:35 PM

Rush novella just turned up on my Kindle. :)
One advantage of being a few hours ahead.

Amy October 13, 2015 at 12:24 AM

I want that new RK Lilley book BADLY, but I’m waiting for the second one to come out…with the way she ended T&D #2, it would have *killed* me if #3 hadn’t been available already!

Ooooooh Tessa, you’re in for some HOT lovin’ in Perfect. No fade to black there. ;) Broken shower tiles and everything. It made all of that crazy sexual tension of the first two books worth it!!

And yay Jennifer!!! I’m so glad you’re loving the series!! :D You are so right…it has a little bit of everything (shifters, vampires, magic and some really bad men) but it just WORKS. Don’t forget the novella. ;)

Amy October 13, 2015 at 12:26 AM

Robyn, is Complicate Me male POV? It seemed that way from the blurb…

Tessa October 13, 2015 at 1:45 AM

Fabi and Lisa, I’m sooooo wanting to see that. The movie was a major disappointment, but the guy they had for Valentine was pure yummy. Sadly, that one didn’t work. I think it’s really better for a tv series, not a movie.

Amy, one word. YEAH!! Jennifer, we shall be rewarded with broken tiles! YES! :P

And, the book came tonight! *squees* Reap the Wind is now my new precious. :D

Jean October 13, 2015 at 5:54 AM

OMG! I just won a copy of Untamed (Thoughtless #4) from Goodreads! I am freaking out! I never win anything!

fabi October 13, 2015 at 6:09 AM

Congrats Jean, that’s exciting!

Jean October 13, 2015 at 6:26 AM

Thanks fabi! Isn’t it early where you are? 7:25 am here!

fabi October 13, 2015 at 6:35 AM

Yeah, my alarm goes off at 5:30 because I like to snooze it a couple of times before I get up. I am NOT a morning person. LOL

Jean October 13, 2015 at 7:16 AM

Haha fabi! That’s early! Not a morning person either!

bev October 13, 2015 at 7:36 AM

Jean, Congratulations!!
Great way to start the day.

Amy October 13, 2015 at 8:13 AM

Congratulations Jean!!!

A whole book inside Griffin’s head…now THAT is gonna be interesting. ;)

Ela October 13, 2015 at 8:35 AM

*squeeeeeeeeeeeeeing* with Jean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bev October 13, 2015 at 8:44 AM

Ladies, have you heard of this?
I’m not going to do it but we should totally do a readathon like small. You know just hear, lol. No lie Id finish one book. Tessa & Michelle …5.
We could snack on French Bread & nutella.

Michelle October 13, 2015 at 8:49 AM

WHOA…I’m very pleasantly surprised by Pure Abandon! I put it down a few days ago because of work, not that it wasn’t very good but the last half was a landslide of emotion and angst and just WOW…absolutely could not put it down! Anyone who liked Arsen this was very close to those feels for me and I LOVED it! I also thought I had it figured out but was wrong about a lot. I loved My Time in the Affair but for those who thought you didn’t get to know both men enough to feel conflicted, Pure Abandon nails it and oh how the ending is a happy heartbreak! Floating in a book fog for sure!

Anne October 13, 2015 at 8:58 AM

Hi guys!! *waves hand* How are you?

I finished The Finn Factor last night and it was a cute read. A 3.5/5 for me.

Started Suite 269 and so far so good :) Its a short book so I should be finished with it today.

Wanted to read the new R.K. Lilley book but like Amy waiting for the second one first. I can’t handle her CH after T&D lol

Oh a new Aleatha Romig book?? One clicking right now! Love her!

Adding Pure Abandon to my TBR list. Thank you Michelle!

Hope you all have a great day! :D

Anne October 13, 2015 at 8:58 AM

Oh and congrats Jean!! That is so nice!

Jean October 13, 2015 at 9:04 AM

Thanks guys! I am thrilled!

Yes Michelle! Pure Abandon was pure perfection!

Wow, everyone is up bright and squirrelly this morning! Happy new book release Tuesday!

Ela October 13, 2015 at 9:10 AM

Heya everyone! I finished the Manwhore series and I really liked it but as much as I love smut these books just had a tad bit too much sexy times for me AND THAT IS A TOTAL SHOCKER. I’m moving on to Ivory by Hadley Quinn!


Ela October 13, 2015 at 9:11 AM

Well technically it’s Tuesday, what I meant is the list is a Monday list….

Tessa October 13, 2015 at 9:27 AM

Yeah! Congratulations Jean! I didn’t realize it was Griffin’s story. Oh, man. Talk about wanting that one! I adored Griffin.

Bev, the readathon looks awesome. I can’t do full 24 hours, but heck I can dedicate myself to reading a lot. :P

Kyle October 13, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Did anyone else read Enough? I really loved it! It was an easy read but there were very cringe-worthy moments between her and her husband..

Robyn October 13, 2015 at 12:25 PM

Amy, Complicate Me is told from the male and female point of view. Definitely worth reading!!

Rebecca October 13, 2015 at 12:38 PM

You need Breaking Him by R.K. Lilley on this list!!!!

Michelle October 13, 2015 at 1:15 PM

It really was soooooo good Jean! For those thinking about trying Pure Abandon, do not look at the next book in the series coming out or that will spoil the book BIG time! You need the shocker of her choices for it to hit home.

I just got to 200 books read this year with that one, which is a little slow for me and now with this 5* rating, I have 21 5* books out of that group – definitely was a good year for books because I’m stingy with my ratings!

I really want to stay in my book fog but too many books, too little time. Starting Sunshine by Robin McKinley now and listening to the second Night Prowler book.

Jean October 13, 2015 at 1:26 PM

Can’t wait for the second book Michelle! Although I was happy at the end, I was also somewhat heartbroken so I need more to that story! 200 books! That’s awesome! I’m only at like 145…way behind for me!

Maryse October 13, 2015 at 1:35 PM

YAY JEAN!!!! I can’t WAIT for Griffin!!!!

Maryse October 13, 2015 at 2:17 PM

Amy! Yes the usual in Canada for Thanksgiving is the whole turkey deliciousness!!!

Cheryl October 13, 2015 at 7:22 PM

Congrats Jean!!! I can’t wait for that book.

I’m gonna wait for book 2 before starting Breaking Him. Can’t stand CH or waiting…

Lisa October 13, 2015 at 10:04 PM

Congratulations Jean. Ive got that book pre-ordered. Let us know what ya think.

I’m with you Cheryl. I downloaded Breaking Him but I’ll squirrel it away until the next one us out. I’m hopeless with CH’s.

Sam October 14, 2015 at 8:23 PM

I highly recommend TheGirl With All the Gifts by MR Carey! It was such an interesting POV!

Emily October 24, 2015 at 7:55 PM

I just finished Dirty English and highly recommend it. I know this gets tossed around a lot, but it really had a Beautiful Disaster feel to it. I’ve been in a funk with this genre — tired of diluted versions of what initally turned me on to it (BD, Fifty Shades, etc.) — but this one really satisfied.

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