<— CRIME FAMILY ROMANCE ALERT!! CHRISTINE FEEHAN’S LATEST SERIES!! A new release in the series is coming out this month, and it appears this list is needed. ;)

Susan: Will you be doing a reading order list on her Shadow Rider series?  Please say “yes”.

Maryse: Absolutely!!! :) In fact I’ll get started right now.

Robyn: Shadow Rider- yep, it’s over my usual budget, but paranormal soulmates always lure me in!

About book #1:

Whether it’s fast cars or fast women, Stefano Ferraro gets what he wants. When he’s not fodder for the paparazzi, he commands Ferraro family businesses—both legitimate and illegitimate.

While their criminal activity is simply a rumor yet to be proven, no one knows the real truth. The Ferraros are a family of shadow riders capable of manipulating light and dark, an ability Stefano thought ran in his family alone—until now…

With little left to her name, Francesca Cappello has come to Chicago in hopes of a new life. She wasn’t expecting to attract the attention of a man with primal hunger in his eyes, driven to claim her as his to protect and to please. And if he discovers her secret, it could ruin her…



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*twirls and twirls in a delighted love stupor* Ahhhhhhhhhh how I just LOVED waking up at 5:30am, snuggling with my puppies, sleepy and yet so excited for the most beautiful fairytale ever. And it’s a REAL fairytale!!!! How. Amazing. Was it? Right??? AH-MAZING. Worth waking up way too early to experience every single moment of it. I’ll never forget it, and I’m so thrilled they shared their beautiful moment with all of us. I’ve been following the Megan and Harry love story ever since it broke, and I am just so hooked on them.

And so are VERY many in our crew. In fact, this list has been personally requested numerous times, and I am thrilled to continue to spend my day in this “royal romance” mode.

Lillie: Loved it. Maryse do u have royal romance book list?

Amy: Any Royal Recommendations? do you have any books that have an American princess ? I’d like to find something that’s really good I can loose myself in that “Royal family” type world where I get swept away and made a princess! Hahaha! Looking for something 4-5 star worthy…..

Cheryl: Karina Halle must be infatuated with the upcoming royal wedding…last two books H is a prince. ;)

Leslie M: I love the sound of the “royal” themed ones.

Tessa: I don’t know why I like pretend royalty books. I think I’m channeling my 8 year old self wanting to be a princess.  :P

Ela: Oh I love the whole prince/princess thing! And yes I am too channeling my 8-year old self along with Tessa :)

Anne: Oh I’m so happy right now!! I’ve been expecting this list for so long! And what a beautiful weekend this was with the royal wedding, I haven’t been able to leave Twitter ever since hehe


Royals Saga by Geneva Lee <— SHE DIDN’T KNOW WHO HE WAS until the next day… “When he kissed me, I was shocked. He was a stranger and still so familiar. It wasn’t until I woke up to my picture splashed on the cover of tabloids that I realized I knew who he was. Prince Alexander of Cambridge. Royal bad boy. Exiled heir to the throne. He isn’t Prince Charming. He’s controlling. He’s demanding. He’s dangerous. And I can’t say no to him…

Tessa: …what a good book. It was sweet, angsty, royal drama, alpha jerk… Command Me by Geneva Lee. The cover and title are totally misleading. The blurb is misleading. This is a great romance, period. The only accuracy is the prince is definitely an alpha jerk.

Kelli: You guys have got to check out Command me by Geneva Lee… …It’s kind of a forbidden romance! He’s a dirty talking Prince! …his family doesn’t approve of her because she’s not royalty. I would say it’s a New Adult/erotica if that makes sense! Lol Soooo good!

Tessa: I haven’t read the third book in the Royals series by Geneva Lee? …I need book three. I absolutely love that series.  :)

The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan <— Jg recommends it!

Jg: The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. I looooooved this!!!! Literally about an American girl who falls for the future King of England. Tried to screen shot the synopsis here, but there’s no photo option. It’s perfect for fans of William and Kate. Like, perfect!!!

The Controversial Princess (The Smoke & Mirrors Duology Book 1) by Jodi Ellen Malpas <— JODI ELLEN MALPAS ALERT!!!

Maria: The Controversial Princess by Jodi Ellen Malpas releases Tuesday! I cant wait to dig into it!!!! It sounds SO good!

The Royally Series by Emma Chase

Tessa: I just finished Royally Screwed (The Royally Series Book 1). It was exactly what I needed. Did I expect realistic? Of course not! I just wanted light fun to cleanse my pallette

Cheryl: Started Royally Screwed and am loving it! Kinda reminds me of a Hallmark Channel movie I watched about a “prince” and commoner.

Anne: I finished Royally Screwed and loved it too! Nicholas was so swoony and Olivia was perfect for him.

Julie: I’m stingy with my 5* ratings and only rated 6 books as 5* for this year (out of 60+). I’m going to give top honors to Royally Screwed. I’m a sucker for a prince story!

The Swedish Prince by Karina Halle <— KARINA HALLE ALERT!! “…a senseless tragedy took the lives of my parents, forcing me to become the sole guardian of our dysfunctional household at the mere age of twenty-three. Then a fateful encounter literally brought Prince Charming to my doorstep…

Lisa:  I’m over halfway through and I’m loving it! Giving me butterflies!

Clare: I’ve read it. It’s fabulous, I didn’t want it to end.

Christina: Ohhh this sounds good!

Tessa: have you seen the Swedish prince irl? …Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland is HOT. And married. lol

The Wild Heir: A Royal Standalone Romance by Karina Halle <— And here’s the second book (BUT it’s a standalone) :D He has to get married and clean up his image… “...Now the only way the monarchy can save face is for me to smarten up – publicly. If I don’t, I’ll no longer be heir apparent to the throne. So it’s either I abdicate my future role as King or… I get married. To a blue-blooded stranger. Enter Princess Isabella of the tiny country of Liechtenstein. Quiet, intelligent, and uniquely beautiful, Ella doesn’t like this arrangement any more than I do and she’s not afraid to show it...”

Royal Seduction (The Royal Princes of Ruthenia Book 1) by Jennifer Blake <— Historical Royal Romance & Young LOVED IT!

Young: Just finished a book and couldn’t wait to tell you guys how much I enjoyed it!! It is a historical romance ‘Royal Seduction’ by Jennifer Blake. It is a fairly long book (over 550 pages) but I wasn’t bored not even a bit through out the whole book. Anyone who likes a historical romance, please try it

The Princess (The Montgomery/Taggert Family Book 8) by Jude Deveraux <— Tessa is BIG on royal romances so she has a bunch of recommendations for us!

Tessa: Oooh, and The Princess by Jude Deveraux. I re-read that book so many times.  :D

The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot <— Tessa: *grins* I adored the Princess Diaries books.

Finding My Prince Charming (The Prince Charming Series Book 1) by J.S. Cooper <— Tessa recommends this series!

Tessa: There’s also the Finding My Prince Charming series by JS Cooper which I loved the first two and for some reason forgot to buy the third book.  :)

Once Upon A Time: Billionaires in Disguise: Flicka (Runaway Princess Book 1) by Blair Babylon <— HER REAL-LIFE PRINCE IS NOT PRINCE CHARMING… “When a modern princess falls in love with her bodyguard, a man who is definitely not a prince, a royal fairy tale turns dangerous.”

Kim:  You won’t be disappointed in reading any of Blair Babylong’s books! Within 5 pages you’ll be hooked!

Priyanka: Great book!

Royal Player (All-Stars Book 1) by Katie McCoy <— HE’S THIRD IN LINE FOR THE THRONE & a bad-boy star tennis player… “…I know better than to get involved with a bad boy like Charlie. But now he’s on a winning streak, he thinks I’m his lucky charm – and you know what’s luckier than a kiss? Everything. Suddenly, I’ve got paparazzi on my trail, exes coming out of the woodwork — and you don’t know ‘cutthroat’ until you’ve seen a pack of hungry socialites set loose near the Royal Family...”

Cheryl: I have read Royal Player. Cute read.

The Selection series by Kiera Cass <— Jodie recommends this one!!  ”…For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape a rigid caste system, live in a palace, and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon…”

Radiance (Wraith Kings Book 1) by Grace Draven <— FANTASY ROYAL ROMANCE

MichelleS: I just found a new fantasy series and haven’t been this excited in a while. …Wraith Kings #1, Radiance. Amazing writing. Cool world building. Seriously likable characters. Humor. Sweetness. Action. Originality. I am totally engrossed in this one. He’s a Kai prince (non-human elder race), she’s a human royal. Arranged marriage for strategic purposes. Kai hate humans. Humans hate Kai. The set up sounds unoriginal, but believe me, the writing takes it somewhere else. You loved The Others, and Edgelanders, and Tairen Soul… I think you’ll love this too!

…somehow this author has a fresh, original, wonderful point of view and writing style. She thinks he’s hideous. He thinks she’s hideous. Funny and sweet and unbelievably good. I laughed out loud at the wedding feast! Can’t stop thinking about this book. Yay me!

Royal Scandals by Nicole Burnham <— Tilly recommends this series!

Tilly: Nicole Burnham’s Royal Scandals series was really good.

And more series & books that look good (if you read them, let me know!!) :D

An American Cinderella: A Royal Love Story by Krista Lakes <— She’s falling for a Rugby player but doesn’t realize he’s second in line for the throne… “…when she’s knocked over- literally- by the hottest man she’s ever had the pleasure of tangling up her body with, everything changes. Henry Prescott, second-string rugby player for the Paradisa Royals, is funny, sweet, charming, and oh-so-sexy. He’s got a rock hard body and tackles her in bed as fiercely as he tackled her in the park. Knowing nothing about rugby, but absolutely intoxicated by his accent, she finds herself falling for him. There’s only one problem: Henry Prescott doesn’t exist. The man she thinks she loves is actually Prince Henry, second in line for the throne…”

The Royal Wedding series by Caroline Lee <— Six Brothers. Six books to find love with entirely unsuitable princesses.

Royal Date (The Royals of Monterra Book 1) by Sariah Wilson <— She goes haywire trying to ski and he saves her… “Kat MacTaggart is a girl who has a plan for everything—including her holiday ski trip to Monterra with her best friend. Everything is going according to plan until she finds herself careening out of control down a mountainside and being rescued by a guy who looks like Superman’s hotter Italian cousin...”

Royal Heir (Westerly Billionaire Series Book 3) by Ruth Cardello <— The prince want’s the sweet American schoolteacher… Oooooh there’s a BUT!!!! “...on the very first day of her vacation, she steps onto a red carpet and straight into the arms of a real-life prince—and the promise of just the kind of flash and fortune that tore her own family apart. As the soon-to-be leader of Vandorra, Prince Magnus de Bartelebon always gets what he wants—and the regal bad boy wants the sweet American schoolteacher. Although he should be announcing his engagement of convenience to a neighboring princess..”

Royals by Rachel Hawkins <— HER SISTER IS MARRYING THE PRINCE & she wants no part of the spotlight… but he has a younger brother, you see. ;) “…Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond. While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride…”

Bad Boy Royals series by Nora Flite <— She’s hired to plan his sister’s wedding… “Kain Badd looks great on paper. Rich. Handsome. And there’s that small fact that he’s an actual prince. But it only takes Sammy a few minutes to see the real Kain—arrogant, possessive, and way too hot for his own good…”

The Royal Series by Nichole Chase <— She’s plucked right out of her normal life and goals… “Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working on a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed . . .”

The Heir and the Spare by Emily Albright <— “...no sooner does Evie set foot on English soil than she falls for a boy who turns out to be a real prince–in fact, second in line to the throne of England…”

Sparks Fly by Lauren Runow <— “Everly wasn’t excited over her impending meeting with the enigmatic Prince Sage. Being one of only four women from whom the Prince gets to choose in marriage was never something she valued. Her goal was to politely and elegantly remove herself from a forced wedding due to long standing traditions. Handsome Prince or not, she won’t marry for anything but love…

Royal Love (Last Royals Book 1) by Cristiane Serruya <— A KING & A WAITRESS… “…While his mother is obsessed with finding him another wife to continue the regal bloodline, Angus would be content with mere happiness. Siobhan Falkner was abandoned by her mother and grew up as an orphan. Far from having a silver spoon in her mouth, she works as a waitress by day and dreams of owning her own jewelry store at night. One hot, erotic night, forbidden lust blossoms between Angus and Siobhan...”

Royal Ruin: A Second Chance Royal Romance (Flings With Kings Book 1) by Jessica Peterson <— A FAKE ROYAL ENGAGEMENT… “I am attaching the contract we discussed. Our lawyers asked that I highlight the following clauses:

•The engagement shall last ninety days
•Both parties are to appear genuinely in love at all royal appearances
•Beyond required public displays of affection, there shall be no contact of any kind between the parties

The first half of your payment will be deposited into your account upon the signing of this contract. Be sure to note your ring size. We would like to make prompt delivery of the family emerald. The Queen and I thank you in advance for your discretion…”

And just because these are the royals that ignited our “royal romance bug”, and inspired this list, here are some that might interest us!!! P.S. These have been published by big traditional publishers so I’m thinking they’re pretty legit. ;)

American Princess: The Love Story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry by Leslie Caroll <— Published by HarperCollins!

Prince Harry: The Inside Story by Duncan Larcombe <— A biography published by HarperCollins!!

Harry: Life, Loss, and Love by Katie Nicholl<— Published by Hachette!

Meghan: A Hollywood Princess by Andrew Morton <— A biography published by Grand Central Publishing (P.S. All of us royal fans will certainly recognize the name of this author!!)



SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE!! THEY JUST RESET THE SUPER-DEAL!!!! OMG OMG OMG!!! IT’S STILL ON!!  eek I interrupt this wonderful Royal Wedding morning with this BREAKING NEWS!! The Idea of You: A Novel is SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED RIGHT NOW. This is the book that has made SO many in our book crew, GO CRAZY with swoon, and angst and LOVE!!! I ONE-CLICKED IT SO HARD!

R: The Idea of You, Maryse! Really well done and addictive! I couldn’t put it down…unless you count the times I threw it down, and by “down” I mean into my wall where there’s now a slight dent. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Suzi: Just one clicked. I’ve heard so much about this one.

Carina: Get ready to think about it for the next 5 months after reading it :D

ANOTHER SUPER-SALE ALERT!! THE WIFE BETWEEN US <—- Deal is done. (per yesterday: Annnnnnnnnnd I JUST ONE-CLICKED this one so hard too!!!! I’ve had my eye on it (sounds like a psych-thriller that’s right up my alley) and now it’s mine!!! :D !!!! YAY MEEEEE!!! ➔➔➔➔

Lisa: definitely a twisty turny kind of book. …Can’t wait to see what you guys think when you read it!!!

Stacey: The Wife Between Us on Audible…5++++ stars!

<— HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!!! First!!! Congratulations to our very own Tasha and her new sweet baby, Jasper. He’s our very first blog baby (he’s a real baby too!!) and we’re thrilled. :D !!!! I wanna snuggle him!

And second, I’ve compiled our latest Friday Finds list and we found some GREAT looking new releases and reader recommendations!! I’ll be adding more throughout the day (in case more go live or more recommendations come my way), so let me know if you see any that I should add.

P.S. What am I reading next? Gah!!! I dunno. I want to read either, Getaway Girl by Tessa Bailey (since I’m a HUGE fan of hers), or the Jack & Jill series by Jewel E Ann (since I’m a HUGE fan of hers), or Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker (’cause I’m a HUGE fan of hers and supposedly this has an incredible jaw-dropping twist/reveal and I LOVE that), or Karina Halle’s latest, The Wild Heir: A Royal Standalone Romanceup there to the left ’cause 1.) I’m a HUGE fan of hers and 2.) it’s the Royal Wedding this weekend and I want indulge in Royal love!!! No matter what, though, I have and AWESOME reading weekend ahead of me.


  • The Wild Heir: A Royal Standalone Romance by Karina Halle <— KARINA HALLE ALERT!!! OMG THIS LOOKS AMAZING and  IS. LIVE!! Royal arranged marriage… ;) “…I’m Crown Prince Magnus of Norway and my latest scandal just landed my entire royal family in hot water. Now the only way the monarchy can save face is for me to smarten up – publicly. If I don’t, I’ll no longer be heir apparent to the throne. So it’s either I abdicate my future role as King or…  I get married. To a blue-blooded stranger. Enter Princess Isabella of the tiny country of Liechtenstein. Quiet, intelligent, and uniquely beautiful, Ella doesn’t like this arrangement any more than I do and she’s not afraid to show it...”

Teri: I 1-clicked just as fast as I could! I can’t wait… Karina, koffee & kittie in lap :)

Linda: 1- clicked this little precious fast too!! Love Karina. Rainy evening read!!! Cannot wait!!!

  • Piece of Work by Staci Hart <— STACI HART’S LATEST IS LIVE TOO!!! Her new boss is a piece of work, and NOT in the good sense… and maybe also in the good sense. ;) “…My cocky boss thinks this internship was wasted on me, and he doesn’t hesitate to let me know. But he’s wrong, and I’m going to prove it to him. If I can stay away from his devil lips, that is. Lips that cut me down and kiss me in the same breath, leaving me certain he’s on a mission to ruin my life. And maybe my heart, too.”
  • The Chronicles of St Mary’s series by Jodi Taylor <— Mary recommends this one!
Maryse: Have you read the Jodi Taylor Time Travel series “The Chronicles of St. Mary’s“? It’s hysterical.
  • Chef Sugarlips (Ponderosa Resort Romantic Comedies Book 1) by Tawna Fenske <— LIVE!! SEXY CHEF ALERT!!!…the last thing she needs is an extra serving of love drama. So what is it about the stupid-sexy chef that gets her desires bubbling like a pot of hot spaghetti? Keeping their distance is tough enough before Sean and Amber get tossed together by wacky weddings, lingerie mishaps, and a surly three-legged cat. When Sean’s mom shows up to dish out huge helpings of family drama, a big secret threatens to spread faster than a kitchen fire...”
  • Fury by Cat Porter <—- CAT PORTER ALERT!! Nancy found us this super-bargain!!

Nancy: This novel is a standalone and a spinoff of the Lock & Key series!

Kandace: Fury by Cat Porter was really good too. I love her books.

Ellen: t was an EPIC, 5 star read for me!! It’s a spin-off of the amazing Lock & Key MC series but stands on its own. Highly recommend

  • Better Than This by C.G. Coppola <— LIVE!!! EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT HIS SKETCHBOOK & SHE WANTS TO FORGET... “…Autumn just wants to get through it. She needs to maintain her grades to keep her terrible Aunt Milly from moving back in, but working with Alex might be impossible since they have to pretend to be a couple for their assignment. Forced to put their past on hold, the two focus on their fictitious relationship until the lines between real and fake get blurred, and they discover there might be some truth to the façade...”
  • Bad Romeo (The Starcrossed Series Book 1) by Leisa Rayven <— R is reading a slightly oldie-bout MUCH LOVED goody!

R: I’m loving this book so hard. My life would be so much easier if you guys would just show up and hold me down when you tell me to read a book instead of letting me “get around to it.”

Tessa: Okay, I think I finished my “why didn’t I read this book sooner” book of the year. Bad Romeo. OMG! It was so good, and now I have to get Broken Juliet.

Amy: The feels from Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet, with the deliciously combined angsts of the past and the present, both unfolding perfectly and simultaneously. *sigh* THIS is why I read.

Tasha: I’m almost done w/The Perfect Mother and I am loooving it. Totally, finally, gave me the same feels as Big Little Lies and that book is one of my all time faves!
Jen C: Still reading Act Like It (and LOVING IT. 70% in. So good. The banter! Aaah hoping to finish it tonight.)
  • The Roots of Us by Candace Knoebel <— LIVE!! SOUNDS SO ANGSTY AND YUMMY!!! “…The first time I saw Hudson Jameson, he was saving someone’s life. The second time, he was ruining mine. It was only supposed to be a vacation. A chance to let the Florida sun burn away the residue left behind from my failed relationships. I wasn’t searching for love. I was on a hiatus from men, especially ones with secrets. Except Hudson had the gaze of a man drowning in his own miseries, and I was a sucker for the damaged souls…
  • Impossible Bachelor (Bachelor Tower Series, Book 2) by Ruth Cardello <— LIVE!!! “...From our very first meeting it’s obvious the Bachelor Tower’s newest female addition doesn’t think I’m her type. When I’m asked to distract her from the politics of the building, she tells me I have no chance with her. Proving her wrong will be fun and might just take us to the brink of love.  I ask her to trust me, but I’m not prepared for what she shares when she does…”
  • Beneath Your Beautiful (The Beautiful Series Book 1) by Emery Rose <— LIVE!! SHE FELL FOR THE TATTOOED BAR OWNER…All I wanted was a fresh start in a new city…and a bartending job. I never intended to fall for the sexy, tattooed bar owner. Dark. Brooding. Emotionally unavailable. But Killian Vincent is a challenge I can’t seem to walk away from. He’s afraid that if I dig too deep, I won’t like what I find. But he’s wrong, and I’m determined to prove it...”
  • Getaway Girl by Tessa Bailey <— ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS & I think i’m reading this one next!!

Sharon: While we are fangirling on Tessa Bailey, PLEASE check out Getaway Girl. I swear I think it’s going on my all-time top 10 CRs. Love it, love it, love it. Doing a quick re-read of that one right now…

Lisafrom DFW: Maryse, did you read Tessa Bailey’s Getaway Girl? I really liked it!!!!!! I know you are a Tessa Bailey fan!

marina: Hi Maryse, I’m on Getaway Girl! Love Tessa Bailey!! It is a bit different than her others so far right?

  • Chaos (Constellation Book 2) by Jennifer Locklear <— LIVE!!! “…On the surface, advertising executive Jack Evans has it all. Blessed with striking good looks, a thriving career, a stylish wife, and an adoring daughter, he’s still struggling with personal turmoil. And when his wife abruptly leaves, it’s up to Jack to care for his child alone while picking up the pieces of his broken past. While doing so, Jack is drawn to the up-and-coming executive, Kathleen Brighton...”
  • Three Secrets: An utterly gripping psychological suspense thriller by Clare Boyd
  • Unlocked by Casey L. Bond
  • Miss February (The Calendar Girl Duet Book 1) by Karen Cimms <— KAREN CIMMS SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!! Author of the super-angsty “Of Love and Madness” trilogy!! She’s the hottest bartender that ever man wants but… “...The reality is much different. What lies below the buffed and glossed exterior is the bartender who teeters in four-inch heels, tapping kegs, pouring shots, and flirting for bigger tips; the scared fifteen-year-old who lost the most important man in her life; the girl whose mother checked out when she needed her most; the teenager who partied hard, ended up pregnant, and dropped out of school; the single mother who works multiple jobs to support herself and her daughter. Even her boyfriend sees her as an accessory—something pretty to keep on a shelf until he wants to take her down and show her off. But then Chase Holgate walks into Blondie’s, and from the first time he looks into Rain’s eyes, she knows he can see her...” P.S. The next in the series is coming out in just a few days!!!



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

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans all of your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!

PREORDERS (A few of next week’s!!! :D )



Oooooh Tracey has a goooood one for us! Two of the popular tropes in this one. He’s forbidden AND he’s a famous sports star!!

She asks:

I hope you and your readers can help me find another boom title please!  I read this book a couple years ago.

It’s a stepbrother romance and he is a soccer player.  At the beginning she is very shy when her mother marries her stepfather and I think she’s in high school. The stepbrother was older and I think in college and not living at home. For some reason I particularly remember the stepfather insisting on him coming home for family dinner to get to know his new family better.

Years pass and the stepbrother plays professional soccer and he gets injured so they meet again when he comes to to recover

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and fall in love.

But I can’t remember how that happens but I do remember

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before their HEA the h goes back to her life but comes back to the H when he either gets reinjured or doesn’t heal completely?

Thanks so much for your help!

Can’t wait to re-read this again!

Anyone know it?

Carol: Play Hard. julie kriss?

Tracey: Omg!!!! That’s it! I love you Carol and Maryse! Thanks so much for your awesome memory!

Maryse: YAYYYYYY!!!! I’m so thrilled, and it was right on the very first shot. Thank you so much Carol!!!! :D


Linda is looking for this one! Short and sweet (and by that I mean short on detail, but just enough to give us a hint).

She asks:

Help! I decided to ask you, since you might have a clue what book I’m talking about. A few years ago I listened to an audiobook and I don’t remember the name, I just remember it was good.

The book was about a girl, who found her brother’s passed out friend behind her door, and the guy was a pilot (I think, might remember everything wrong)

Do you have any idea what book it could have been?

Anyone know it?

Carol: I’m pretty sure it’s Ugly Love: A Novel. Colleen Hoover

Kelly: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover ? Loved that book!

Jessica: Sounds like Ugly Love to me

Maryse: YESSSSS OF COURSE!!!! I LOVED this book, but I can’t quite remember that scene. But this must be it!

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Darkest Perception: A Dark and Mind-Blowing Steamy Romance <— DARK ROMANCE ALERT!! This one JUST WENT LIVE, it’s super-bargain priced (only for now – it’s a “new release special” ) & it’s on KU!! This sounds like a book after my own heart, when the author told me the feel of the story was “angsty and dark.” <— GASP!!! eek That’s for me!!!

After losing everything, she had an offer that she couldn’t refuse… ;)

“I was young, innocent, and looking to start my career in psychology. However, it turned out I was in the wrong class, with the wrong professor, at the wrong time. One decision to become an apprentice changed my entire life.

After being left with nothing, including my true identity, money, family, and friends, I was evicted from my apartment. I knew I’d have to run and hide while struggling with starvation, but then a shady job offer became an appealing option in the midst of my desperation.

I was fully aware of the risks involved, but I’m well versed in reading people and assuming their intentions. Therefore, I was confident I wouldn’t end up being that woman who ran into a trap, decorated with luxurious accommodations and high-class amenities. I also wasn’t the type to reach for bait disguised as a gorgeous man with lust pooling in his eyes.

As it turns out, though … I was wrong about everything—almost everything.

I fell into the rabbit hole where nothing was as it seemed from the outside, and I had no clue I was the puppeteer of it all..”

Yep. Blurb jolt for me!!

But… that’s not all. The authors gives us a bit of introspective in her experience writing this one. ;) I lovvvvve juicy tidbits!! I asked her for them, and boy did she come through. :P

As for the juicy tidbits, let’s see:

1. I started sharing the first few chapters of Darkest Perception with readers a couple of years ago since I planned to do a weekly chapter on my website. I thought it would be fun to ask for feedback and opinions from my readers about where the story should go. With their opinions, the story developed into a much larger plot than originally planned, so I decided to turn it into a full-length novel.

2. I had to do a lot of research on interrogation methods, which was a bit scarier than I imagined it would be. However, this is why I love writing … I get to learn something new everyday.

3. I was about halfway through the book when I started watching the show, Blindspot, and Sullivan Stapleton (yum) reminded me so much of one my main characters, Axel. He became a great muse for my character development. I guess I’m a softy for the tough, brooding, quiet, and passionate type. Oh and super hot. Although, after some debate with my early readers, Axel is younger, so we went Scott Eastwood as Axel’s p physical look-alike ;) .

4. There is a psychological component to the story, and as I was writing, I began to wonder if what I was saying could be true (in real life). As an author, I always root myself within my characters, and sometimes I go too far and scare myself haha. I definitely had some fantastic nightmares while writing this book.

5. The original idea for Darkest Perception came from my hubby. He was shooting out all these crazy ideas to me and I totally glossed over with confusion at first. I told him I didn’t think I could write such an intense story, but he pushed me to do it because he wanted to see what I’d come up with. That’s why I started with the weekly chapter episodes on my blog. After I decided to turn into a full novel, I shared some of the new chapters with him, which was when he kindly let me know that I took his ideas a little too far and he was scared to sleep next to me that night haha. That was probably the best form of encouragement to continue on :) .

LOL Shari!!!! You’re poor, yet encouraging husband!!! Forever sleeping with one eye open. ;) And I LOVE that you gave us some “hints” as to how you envision who your characters look like. I always appreciate a little boost in that way. Helps me sink in to the story even more.

P.S. I’d love to hear of a nightmare or two (Hey, I can’t help my need for adrenaline rushes and creepy stuff), but… maybe we’ll save that for our Halloween feature. :P

Now for the giveaway!!

  • a signed copy of Darkest Perception and a $20 Amazon gift card!!!

How to enter for a chance to win the signed book and gift card? Just leave a comment below (and… better yet,  if you ever had a story stick with you so hard you dreamed about it, let us know!!) and by 10pm EST, Sunday May 20th 2018, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.

Also, while not necessary to enter, it would be awesome if you’d share this giveaway on Twitter or Instagram, or Facebook.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. These books will be sent to the winner directly by the author.

Giveaway open to U.S.!!! (However all are welcome to comment) :D

About the author: 

Author Shari J. Ryan

Shari J. Ryan is an International Bestselling Author of heartbreakers and mind-benders. Shari was once told she tends to exaggerate often and sometimes talks too much, which would make a great foundation for fictional books. Four years later, Shari has written eleven novels that often leave readers either in tears from laughing, or crying.


Happy new release day!!! 80+ new books on today’s list with plenty that I couldn’t help but highlight. Couple that with yesterday’s 20 earlybird releases and we’ve got over 100 new books to peruse. :D

Which ones gave me a blurb jolt? Melt for You (she’s in love with her boss, and is desperate to get his attention, and then a Rugby player moves in next door, all too willing to help ;) ), The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go (By the author “The Coincidence of Coconut Cake” about an upbeat widow working in her food truck and struggling with her mom and daughter, and she stumbles across a secret…) The Wright Love (<— K.A. Linde’s latest… and it sounds angsty and beautiful! This one is about a grieving widow and her child… and the man that wants to take care of them), How to Walk Away (She ends up in the hospital and her whole life seems like it will never be the same again…), Vanilla & Vice (oooooh sounds SUPER-STEAMY!!! He’s trying to let go of his Dom tendencies, and then he meets the most “vanilla” girl, and “…I’m into all things dark and filthy, but innocence is my kryptonite. She’s virtuous and vanilla, and vanilla is my VICE...” *waggles eyebrows* ;) ), The Favorite Sister (psych-thriller!! Two sisters join a reality show, but one is murdered…)

And don’t EVEN get me started on yesterday’s list. The blurb jolts are BIG there. In fact… don’t forget to check out yesterday’s ➔ Monday Earlybird Book Releases list (<— THIS LIST IS A MINI POWERHOUSE!!!! Seriously… you just might squee!) Like that one right there ➔➔➔

AND my latest ➔ 4.5 star Book Review – Disturbing His Peace: The Academy by Tessa Bailey <— Oh this is a MEGA-SUPER-BOSSY ALPHA-PANTS male if I ever saw one!! ;)

LET’S READ!!!! :D !!!!

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


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

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans all of your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!
  1. From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata
  2. War Storm: Red Queen Series, Book 4 by Victoria Aveyard
  3. Wait with Me by Amy Daws
  4. The Cast by Danielle Steel
  5. The Plastic Magician: A Paper Magician Novel by Charlie N. Holmberg
  6. Melt for You: Slow Burn, Book 2 by J. T. Geissinger
  7. Pestilence: The Four Horsemen, Book 1 by Laura Thalassa
  8. Midnight Wolf: Shifters Unbound Series, Book 11 by Laura Ashley
  9. Forged in Ember: A Red-Hot SEALs Novel, Book 4 by Trish McCallan
  10. and some…
  11. preorders:
  12. Rogue Royalty: The Savage Trilogy, Book 3 by Meghan March -<— PREORDER (releasing May 22nd 2018)
  13. Wild Hunger: Phoenix Pack, Book 7 by Suzanne Wright <— PREORDER releasing May 29th 2018
  14. Part-Time Lover by Lauren Blakely <— PREORDER releasing June 1st 2018
  15. Pucked Love by Helena Hunting <— PREORDER (releasing July 10th 2018)


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)

  • Good Girl by Jana Aston <— JANA ASTON ALERT! RELEASED YESTERDAY!!! ONE OF THE LATER EARLYBIRDS added to yesterday’s list and I must highlight it again, in case you missed it. That blurb made me LAUGH and I gotta read this!! She’s in love with her boss and desperate to get his attention and he is SO MAD at her now… Oh she did a bad thing. ;)

Lisa: Jana Aston is an automatic Click for me!!!!!! Loved her debut novel “Wrong” and every single one since. But that first one. He’s her gynecologist and she’s a VIRGIN!!!!!!!!! I absolutely loved it. I bet this new one will be fantastic too.

Maryse: It’s tempting me BIG time. That she’s so obsessed with him, and he’s mad… but the blurb is so funny!!!!

Jan: Ooh. A new Jana Aston. Didn’t see that coming. *runs to amazon to one-click*

  • Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers <— ROCK STAR ALERT!! Tessa found us this one!!! It’s bargain priced!!! :D

Tessa: I just got Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers since it was on sale. It looks good. Abusive father, a musician who turned hearing impaired or deaf due to a brain tumor, and a rockstar. :) I gotta give it a try.

Jean: Tessa, just saw your comment about Tone Deaf…..I think i need that one too!

  • Dear Dwayne, With Love by Eliza Gordon <— SUPER-BARGAIN/ULTIMATE FANTASY!!! *ahem* At least mine. ;)  Check out the author’s “special note” under her book synopsis. She’s in love with a celebrity and she plans to meet him… “...Dani has two go-tos for consolation: maple scones and a blog in which she pours her heart out to her celebrity idol. He’s the man her father never was, no boyfriend will ever be—and not so impossible a dream as one might think. When Dani learns that he’s planning a fund-raising event where the winning amateur athlete gets a walk-on in his new film, she decides to trade pastries and self-doubt for running shoes and a sexy British trainer with adorable knees…”
Susan: I just finished reading Bad Boy Brody by Tijan and loved it. It’s a little different than what she has written in the past but I consider it the best book she has written so far. She is an automatic buy for me. If you are in a slump this will help get you out of it.
  • Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey <— RECENT RELEASE & WE HAVE FEEDBACK!!

Sarah: Arrogant devil- awesome. Was in a book slump & didn’t put it down. But of a KA feel to it. Now off to find more like that.

Cheryl: now reading Arrogant Devil. Funny, enemies to lovers book.

Jen C: utterly adored the two main characters. Funny and entertaining as I now expect from Rachel but had some deeper things going on to really give the book a bit of heart.




  1. War Storm: 4 (Red Queen) by Victoria Aveyard <— RED QUEEN ALERT!!! The next in the series (but they must be read in order). Everyone LOVES this series!!
  2. Harvest Song (Otherworld Book 20) by Yasmine Galenorn
  3. Irie’s Strength (A Castre World Novel Book 4) by E. A. Shanniak
  4. Shifter Mate Magic: Ice Age Shifters Book 1 by Carol Van Natta
  5. Alien Attraction (Alien Mate Book 2) by Cara Bristol
  6. The Big Alpha in Town by Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden and Kate Baxter
  7. Becoming Ruby (Soul Twins Series Book 1) by Brandi Bell
  8. Unlit (A Kingdoms of Earth & Air Novel Book 1) by Keri Arthur <— KERI ARTHUR ALERT!!…Winterborne has long been a city divided between those who have magic, and those who do not. Between those who are free, and those who are not… Though classified as having no magic, Neve March can hear the whispers of the wind and sometimes even control her. But it’s a secret she must hold close if she wishes to continue as Nightwatch…”
  9. Adored by the Alien Assassin (Warriors of the Lathar Book 5) by Mina Carter
  10. The Plastic Magician (A Paper Magician Novel) by Charlie N. Holmberg
  11. Dark Captive (Spirit Wild Book 6) by Kate Douglas
  12. A Heart of Shame (The Redemption Saga Book 2) by Kristen Banet
  13. What Lies Below: A Novel by Barbara Taylor Sissel <— SHE HAS PREMONITIONS… “...when a dismissed premonition leads to her husband’s murder, she buries the guilt and pain of the unsolved crime in the only way she knows how—she runs from it. Three years later, after overcoming a battle with addiction and starting over in a small Texas town, Gilly dares to believe the worst is over. That is, until another crime rips her heart open: the abduction of a three-year-old girl. Gilly knows more about it than anyone
  14. The Dragon Family (Lochguard Highland Dragons Book 5) by Jessie Donovan
  15. Demon Unbound: Demon Enforcers, Book 1 by Jenn Stark
  16. Gray (The Wings Trilogy Book 3) by Angelina J. Steffort
  17. Dragon Pact: Blood Dragon #1 (Vampire Dragon Shifter Romance) by Mac Flynn



  1. The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert <— THE AUTHOR OF THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE ALERT!!Gina Zoberski wants to make it through one day without her fastidious mother, Lorraine, cataloguing all her faults, and her sullen teenage daughter, May, snubbing her. Too bad there’s no chance of that. Her relentlessly sunny disposition annoys them both, no matter how hard she tries. Instead, Gina finds order and comfort in obsessive list-making and her work at Grilled G’s, the gourmet grilled cheese food truck built by her late husband. But when Lorraine suffers a sudden stroke, Gina stumbles upon a family secret Lorraine’s kept hidden for forty years…”
  2. The Butterfly Murders by Jen Talty
  3. Tin Man: A Novel by Sarah Winman
  4. One Baby Daddy by Meghan Quinn <— MEGHAN QUINN’S LATEST FAMOUS NHL HOCKEY PLAYER ALERT!! “An accidental pregnancy, a hunky hockey star, and a surprise twist you will never see coming, this swoon-worthy and heart-felt romance from bestselling author Meghan Quinn will keep you on the edge of your feet as you fall head over ice skates in love with your next book boyfriend, Hayden Holmes.”
  5. Darkest Perception: A Dark and Mind-Blowing Steamy Romance by Shari Ryan <— DARK ROMANCE ALERT!! ”...I knew I’d have to run and hide while struggling with starvation, but then a shady job offer became an appealing option in the midst of my desperation. I was fully aware of the risks involved… …As it turns out, though … I was wrong about everything–almost everything. I fell into the rabbit hole where nothing was as it seemed from the outside, and I had no clue I was the puppeteer of it all.: P.S. We’re having a signed book & gift card giveaway right here on this post.
  6.   (Wright Love Duet Book 1) by K.A. Linde <— K.A. LINDE ALERT!! “…Being a single mom and widow was never part of the plan. When David Calloway enters my life, I have no room for love in my heart. But he’s determined to do right by me...”
  7. Buried Secrets: A dark Romantic Suspense (The Buried Series Book 2) by Vella Day
  8. One Hundred Wishes (An Aspen Cove Romance Book 3) by Kelly Collins
  9. Surviving Until The End (Demented Revengers MC: Quitman Chapter Book 3) by Vera Quinn
  10. Warranted Desires (A Warranted Series Book 2) by Shannon Nemechek
  11. Sinful Temptation: The Davies Family Book 2 by Ann Christopher
  12. Professional Liar by Monica Corwin
  13. Power Player: Anti-Hero Game: Power Chain Book Two by Ryan Michele <— RYAN MICHELE & CHELSEA CAMARON ALERT!!…The more she hated me, the more I relished it. 
I’m determined to break her down. I am Paxton Williams.
I’m a power player in an underworld game only few people know exist.
 She knew the rules.  She knew the consequences.  She should know I’m not the man to let anyone get away…
Including her...”
  14. We’ll Begin Again by Laurèn Lee
  15. The Harper Effect by Taryn Bashford
  16. Say Yes: Ian: Say Yes Series Book One by Amelia Mae
  17. Dirty Bastard (Roughneck Billionaires) by Jessica Clare
  18. How to Walk Away: A Novel by Katherine Center <— SHE’S LIVING HER BEST LIFE & THEN IT FALLS APART… “...on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. First there is her fiancé, Chip, who wallows in self-pity while simultaneously expecting to be forgiven. Then, there’s her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally, there’s Ian, her physical therapist, the one the nurses said was too tough for her…”
  19. Breathe (Rosewood Bay Series Book 2) by Carly Phillips <— ONCE A TEENAGE MOM THAT FINALLY FINDS HER SONS FATHER AGAIN… “...Phoebe Ward has survived and conquered a painful past that includes foster care and becoming a teenaged mom. She wants nothing more than to focus on the present but it’s hard when she looks into the eyes of her son, knowing she’s tried and failed to find his father. She’s resigned herself to raising him alone with the help of her family… Until a client meeting brings her face to face with her first love. A boy… now a sexy man she thought she’d never see again … and the father of her child...”
  20. Guilty Sin (ALFA Investigations Book 4) by Chelle Bliss <— CHELLE BLISS THREESOME ALERT!! Gasp!!!! ;) “...When a mission puts a woman under Ret’s protection, he and his longtime girlfriend Alese welcome her into their home. What starts out as a friendship rooted in trust ignites into a romance far bigger than any of them expect. Love isn’t always neat, and sometimes it can’t be confined to an even number...”
  21. Tempting James (The Hawke Fortune Book 2) by Victoria Pinder
  22. Risky Love (Dark Romance) (The Risky Series Book 3) by Vivian Ward
  23. Hard Love: A BWWM Sports Romance by Peyton Banks
  24. Dangerous in Charge (Aegis Group Alpha Team Book 5) by Sidney Bristol
  25. The Sugarhouse Blues (The Hudson Sisters Series Book 2) by Mariah Stewart
  26. Vanilla & Vice (Empire Sevens Book 1) by Tabatha Vargo & Melissa Andrea <— HE’S TRYING TO OVERCOME HIS DOM ADDICTION & SHE’S SO VANILLA IT’S MAKING HIM WEAK... “...Then Eden Vaughn got a job at Empire Sevens and turned my newfound control on its head.  She makes me feel weak—testing my restraint—silently begging me to show her how deep my addiction runs. I can’t have her sort of temptation in my casino, and I’ll do whatever it takes to get her to quit. I’m into all things dark and filthy, but innocence is my kryptonite. She’s virtuous and vanilla, and vanilla is my VICE...”
  27. Charade: Her Billionaire – Paris by Lisa Marie Rice
  28. Forged in Ember (A Red-Hot SEALs Novel Book 4) by Trish McCallan
  29. The Promposal (The Ugly Stepsister Series Book 2) by Sariah Wilson
  30. Seized by the Lawman (Lawmen of Wyoming Book 3) by Rhonda Lee Carver
  31. Lady in Lingerie by Penelope Sky <— SERIES CONTINUATION… “She was supposed to inspire me, please me. She was never supposed to care about me. Or make me care about her…”
  32. No Dukes Allowed by Grace Burrowes, Kelly Bowen, Anna Harrington <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ALERT!!
  33. Heartless: House of Rohan Series Book 5 by Anne Stuart <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ALERT!!
  34. Embers of Anger (Embattled Hearts Book 1) by Anna St. Claire <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ALERT!!
  35. Merciless by W. Winters
  36. Forever His: A Christian Love Story (Precious Love Series Book 3) by Juliette Duncan
  37. A Rancher’s Song (Heart Falls Book 2) by Vivian Arend
  38. Taming The Prince (The Royal Weddings Book 4) by A.C. Arthur
  39. Kidnapped by the Billionaire: The Complete Series: A dark romance by Lili Valente
  40. Another One (Lighter Ones Book 2) by Aleatha Romig <— ALEATHA ROMIG ALERT!! And it CAN be read as a standalone… ”...Someone probably should have told us that before my best friend married his brother, before the morning of the wedding when we woke in each other’s arms with gaping holes in my memory. They didn’t. We did. The hilarious truth behind our crazy, secret adventure secured this handsome, off-limits man in my heart. But alas, life goes on. After our one secret night, we went back to our lives—our hardworking, solitary lives. And then it happened…”
  41. Stripped (Blue HEAT) by Tara Wyatt
  42. Ball Buster (The Playbook) by Kara Sheridan
  43. Kiss Chase (Exile Book 2) by Scarlett Finn
  44. The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll <— PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT!!! ”From Jessica Knoll—author of Luckiest Girl Alive, the instant New York Times bestseller and the bestselling debut novel of 2015—comes a blisteringly paced thriller starring two sisters who join the cast of a reality TV series. One won’t make it out alive. So…who did it?
  45. Fierce – Aiden (The Fierce Five Series Book 2) by Natalie Ann
  46. Breath of Deceit: Dublin Devils 1 by Selena Laurence
  47. Finding Faith: A Novel by Denise Hunter
  48. The Secret Letters: A heartbreaking story of love and loss by Catherine Law
  49. The Anti-Cinderella by Tawdra Kandle <— THE ROYAL PRINCE… and her. ;) “…Now everything has spun out of control. I’m ducking reporters and photographers when I try to leave home. My friends act as if I’m someone they don’t know anymore. The whole world seems to be watching me, wanting to see some kind of modern Cinderella story. But trust me, I’m no man’s princess…”
  50. Bar Bites: A Man of the Month Cookbook by J. Kenner and Suzanne M. Johnson
  51. Sinful Seduction: The Davies Family Book 1 by Ann Christopher
  52. Resort to Love (Paradise Key Book 3) by Priscilla Oliveras
  53. Between Love and Fear by Catherine Winchester
  54. Dater’s Handbook: Based on the Hallmark Channel Original Movie by Cara Lockwood <— SPEAKING OF PRINCESSES LOOK WHO IT IS!!!! ;) She’s trying to pick between two mens… “...She turns to Dater’s Handbook, the bestselling self-help book by relationship expert Dr. Susie, to improve her ailing love life. Surely, Dr. Susie’s advice will help her choose between her two new suitors: the laid-back, fun-loving Robert, and the sophisticated, dependable George. The two men take her on very different kinds of dates, often with hilarious results…”
  55. Scoring the Quarterback by SM Soto
  56. Declan: Soulless Bastards Mc NoCal (Soulless Bastards Mc No Cal Book 1) by Erin Trejo
  57. Chrissy à la Carte by Genevieve Lerner
  58. The Cast: A Novel by Danielle Steel <— DANIELLE STEEL ALERT!! SHE CREATES THE STORYLINE TO A NEW TV SERIES… “…Within weeks, Kait is plunged into a colorful world of actors and industry pros who will bring her vision to life. A cool, competent director. An eccentric young screenwriter. A world-famous actress coping with private tragedy. A reclusive grande dame from Hollywood’s Golden Age. A sizzling starlet whose ego outstrips her abilities. L.A.’s latest “bad boy” actor, whose affairs are setting the city on fire. An unknown ingénue with outsized talent. And a rugged, legendary leading man. As secrets are shared, the cast becomes a second family for Kait. But in the midst of this charmed year, she is suddenly forced to confront the greatest challenge a mother could ever know...”
  59. Sweet Possession (Nights Series Book 5) by A.M. Salinger <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  60. Sin and Tonic (Sinners Series Book 6) by Rhys Ford <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  61. Looking for You (Lifesworn Book 3) by Megan Derr <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  62. Melt for You (Slow Burn Book 2) by J.T. Geissinger <— SHE WANTS THE CEO & HE’S THE RUGBY PLAYER THAT MOVED IN NEXT DOOR... “…Socially awkward Joellen Bixby has a date every Saturday—with her cat, a pint of ice cream, and fantasies of the way-too-handsome Michael Maddox. She’d give anything to win over the unattainable CEO of her firm, but how can she when she blends in so well with her cubicle? The answer may be closer than she thinks. Cameron McGregor is a cocky, tattooed Scottish rugby captain who just moved in next door. He’s not Jo’s type—at all—but the notorious playboy is offering to teach the wallflower everything he knows...” <— P.S. ➔➔ Leslie just found out: “Ok, I have confirmed that Melt for You does NOT have crossover characters from book #1. So…… *clickety click*”
  63. His Honey (The Wounded Souls Book 2) by Leah Sharelle
  64. Mastered (Honor Bound Book 8) by Angel Payne
  65. HOT SEAL Redemption (HOT SEAL Team – Book 5) by Lynn Raye Harris <— HER SISTER DROPPED OFF HER NEWBORN BABY & DISAPPEARED… “...when her sister drops off her newborn baby and then disappears, Bailey is ready and willing to confront anyone, including a six-foot-two, sexier-than-sin Navy SEAL sniper, and make him do his duty. Alexei “Camel” Kamarov is not the sort of man to carelessly father a kid, but as the oldest of six, he does know a thing or two about babies. The firebrand on his doorstep might have mistakenly tagged him as the baby daddy, but Bailey is cute, and Alexei is more than willing to give her a hands-on class in Baby 101...”
  66. Craze by Andi Jaxon <— SHE HAS A STALKER ALERT!!I’m a simple girl. I’m sarcastic and sassy, but what redhead isn’t? I have a secret though, a secret that not even my closest friend knows. I have a stalker. A stalker that takes care of me...”
  67. Asphalt Cowboy’s Girl by Marie Savage <— SHE’S STRANDED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD… “...Aimee Jo Elliot isn’t having a good day. Her long anticipated journey to California is cut short when her car is stolen. Stranded at a truck stop in Alabama, with no car, no money, and most of all, no hope, she’s desperate to get back on the road. California holds the answer to her dreams and an escape from the danger she’s left behind in Georgia. Accepting a ride from the sexy truck driver has its own set of risks, but she never considered it would be to her heart...”
  68. Deceived (House of Sin Book 2) by by Elisabeth Naughton <— ELISABETH NAUGHTON ALERT!! “...I should never have peeked behind the doors into his forbidden world. But I did, and now I’m a prisoner. Trapped by the man I love. The man I thought I could trust. The man who, despite his lies and deception, I continue to crave...”



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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! K. BROMBERG’S LATEST IS LIVE!!! SINGLE DAD ALERT… She started a “Hot Dad” contest in a magazine and she once broke this one’s heart! ROAR! ;) Worth the Risk ➔➔➔➔

“…But the one thing I never expected to happen, happened: Contestant number ten, Grayson Malone. Hello, Mr. Difficult. And did I mention sexy as hell?
Unfortunately he knows me. The old me, anyway. And while we might be older now, I remind him of before. Of the woman who broke his heart, who hardened him, and who left him alone to raise the cutest little boy I’ve ever seen…”

Happy Monday!!! Yet another early bird list with goodies to tempt us and a few highlights of what will be going live at midnight!! I’ll be adding more to the list if anymore go live early (let me know if you see any). :D

Also in case you missed these yesterday, don’t forget to check out one of our newest lists ➔ Reader Recommendations – Friends to lovers romance books. I’ll be adding more to this list, too!

AND my latest ➔ 4.5 star Book Review – Disturbing His Peace: The Academy by Tessa Bailey


  • Good Girl by Jana Aston <— JANA ASTON’S LATEST IS LIVE!! She’s trying to get her boss’s attention and he is SO MAD at her now… ;) “…sometimes good girls want things that aren’t good for them. Or someone who isn’t good for them. Like their new boss. And sometimes they do very bad things to get his attention. Like sell their virginity in an auction. Who knew he’d be so very, very mad?...”
  • Daddy Duke by Madison Faye <— LIVE!!She’s off-limits. Inappropriate. A tease, a brat, a scandal waiting to happen, and a royal pain in my @ss. Oh, and she’s one more thing too: all mine. …She just doesn’t know it yet...”
  • Cupcake Explosion (Cupcakes Book 4) by Bethany Lopez <— LIVE!! BETHANY LOPEZ ALERT!! “…For the first time in a long time, life is good. I’ve got a smokin’ hot motorcycle man as my fiancé, the best friends a woman could have, a couple of great kids, and things have been relatively quiet on the PI front. You know what that means… the other shoe was bound to drop sooner or later…  Just when I was ready to settle down and plan the coolest wedding Greenswood has ever seen, the shit hit the fan, and hit it hard...”
  • Engaging Mr. Darcy (An Austen Inspired Romantic Comedy) by Rachel John <— LIVE!!
  • How To Marry A Werewolf: A Claw & Courtship Novella by Gail Carriger <— LIVE!! GAIL CARRIGER ALERT!! Werewolves and humans… “…The monsters left Faith ruined in the eyes of society, so now they’re her only option. Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge. But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be...”
  • Sidecar Crush (Bootleg Springs Book 2) by Claire Kingsley and Lucy Score <— LIVE!!! Caroline recommends these!!

Caroline: I just finished reading Sidecar Crush by Claire Kingsley. She and Lucy Score are collaborating on a new series called Bootleg Springs set in rural West Virginia.

The first book by Lucy Score, Whiskey Chaser, and the second (Sidecar Crush) are rom-com at it’s best. Supposed to be a six book series with each other writing alternate books. Fantastic so far!!!

  • Monster Love by Jeana E. Mann
  • Scorpio by Lauren Landish <— SHE RECEIVED AN OMINOUS READING BY HER FORTUNE TELLER… HEARTBREAK FOR HER… “…But when I meet Scott Danger, the words come back to haunt me. His name even comes with a warning label. Handsome, rich, and sexier than any man should be, he’s pursuing me hard and fast. Little ol’ me, a bartender with a penchant for makeup and old country music. He’s dominant and seductive, a predator caged in gilded threads, and I want to run just so he’ll chase me...”
  • Hitting It (Locker Room Diaries) by Kathy Lyons <— LIVE!! BASEBALL STAR ALERT!! “...During Spring Break three years ago, she and Rob shared a torrid night on the beach. And she’s wanted him again ever since. But everyone knows reporters and athletes don’t mix. Rob’s contract doesn’t allow him to talk to the press, and her job depends on it. Which is driving them both just a little crazy…”
  • Tacet a Mortuis (The Elite King’s Club Book 3) by Amy Jones <— LIVE!!! AMO JONES ALERT!!
Robyn: I’m doing a Silver Swan and Broken Puppet reread this weekend, cuz guess what comes out Monday???? It would be Tacet a Mortuis, Elite Kings book 3 by Amo Jones! Can wait to see what these bad boys do in the next book.
  • Planet Dragos: A Novella of the Elder Races by Thea Harrison <— LIVE!!! THEA HARRISON ALERT!! “…Pia’s latest pregnancy has become a daily challenge, her relationship with Dragos strained with argument. That hasn’t stopped them from achieving a compromise and traveling to Las Vegas to celebrate their friend Rune’s wedding to his mate Carling. From the moment they arrive, the trip goes awry…”
  • Cross + Catherine: The Companion by Bethany-Kris <— LIVE!!! The crime boss and the hustling queen are back for one last goodbye
  • Last Call (The McLaughlins Book 4) by Shelli Stevens <— LIVE!! HE’S HER BOSS… “One, he’s her boss. Two, she’s ten years younger. Three, he’s sworn to never again leave his heart vulnerable…”
  • Welcome to the Cameo Hotel by K.I. Lynn <— K.I. LYNN ALERT!!! “…With only three months left, everything was set. Then he walked in. What I thought was just a difficult guest toppled my life in ways I didn’t plan for. He was an a$$hole, demanding, and more alluring than should be legal. I had a path.  He destroyed it. What now?”
  • Dangerous: Delos Series, Book 10 by Lindsay McKenna
  • Tailor Made by Tasha Lewis <— LIVE!!! HER BEST FRIEND SETS HER UP……Between working and my art, I have room for nothing else. That is until my best friend sets me up on Tailor Made: a website where I can design the perfect guy and my dream date. Crazy? I thought so too. Until he shows up and proves me wrong. It’s supposed to be just one night of fun, but in my life, things rarely go according to plan...”
  • Coming For You by Alyson Reynolds
  • Absinthe Of The Heart (Sins Of The Heart Book 1) by Monica James <— LIVE!!! HER FAMILY HATES HIM and they wanted each other so badly… “...Some may compare it to a Shakespearian tragedy, as our surnames have fated our future, but when a single night changes my life forever, I can’t leave the City of Angels fast enough. Ten years later, I have atoned for my sins and return to Los Angeles a changed woman. I’ve come home to get married. But the moment London walks back into my life, one thing is clear. Ten years can’t undo that night—that single, sinful night when I gave into temptation—because I want to do it again…



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

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans all of your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!

  1. Pull Me Close: Panic Series, Book 1 by Sydney Halston <— Leslie M is listening to a book I LOVED!!
Leslie M: I had some work to do around house today so I couldnt eread and started a new audio. Pull Me Close by Sydney Halston. I am really liking it so far!!

PREORDERS (look what’s going live at MIDNIGHT!! :D )