Ooooh I already love this reader so hard, ’cause she greets us in Māori, and boy do I LOVE (and crush hard on) the whole Haka dance (<— P.S. You’re welcome for that) ;) Tee hee!!!

Alas, this is not a book about the Māori or any of the super-hot Haka men, but I bet someone here knows what Terri is looking for!

Terri asks:

Kia Ora Maryse. Trying to find a book that I read a few years ago.

A few details i can remember. She loses her virginity to her boyfriend at his brother’s place and i think he walks in?

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She ends up getting pregnant. I think the brother delivers the baby because her BF is drunk and can’t drive her to the hospital?

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She ends up with the brother and I think he might me in a MC?

That’s all i can remember. Hoping you can help ;)

Naku noa


tēnā rawa atu koe Terri, for this awesome question! And now… to find the answer. ;)


Joy: I have no idea what it could be but it sounds lie my kind of book!!! Can’t wait till someone posts the answer to this.

Mirna: It’s Joanna Wylde’s Reaper’s Legacy (Reapers Motorcycle Club Book 2) (Reapers MC #2)

Kim: Sounds like Reaper’s Legacy by Joanna Wylde

Jan: Reaper’s Legacy Joanna Wylde

Marina: I too think it’s Reaper’s Legacy!

Terri says: Ka mau te wehi, Maryse! We have a response….woohoooo. Thank you so much for your help :D
Awhi (hug) xxx

Maryse: YAY!!!!! :D You guys did it again!!! Awhi (hug)


Melissa has a reader question for us!! It’s for a whole series, and she’s loaded it with good info (for sure, someone who’s read it knows it!), and maybe that someone is right here! :D

She asks:

I can’t for the life of me find the author or series name and what I describe below happens throughout the series.

It’s based on a squad of military-type men. Earlier in the series it focuses on two brothers who built a ranch house out in the middle of nowhere and it has an underground escape tunnel which they end up using later in the series.

I think that the men and/or the wives have special abilities that puts them in danger from a group trying to capture them?

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Towards the end of the series one of the the brothers wives (who built the ranch house) is pregnant (with twins??) and another’s child seems to be communicating with the babies in utero?

Eeeeeep! Yeah that sounds intense, and I’ve heard about this (the last part about the communicating with the babies). It almost feels like I’ve read these, but you’d think I’d KNOW it, so I think I’ve been told about these books, and that’s why it’s “telling me” something. For some reason, I’m “feeling” like it’s the “Midnight Breed” series by Lara Adrian, and I have read most of that series (back in 2009?)… and LOVED it. But wouldn’t I remember? It feels like it’s that.

Who knows it?

Susan: Sounds good, Can’t wait to hear if anyone knows this one! I’d be in!

Sarah: Maya Banks KGI Series maybe?

Ashley: This was going to be my guess.

Cristin: Sounds like Conspiracy Game (Ghostwalker Novel Book 4) by Christine Feehan

Sallie: could it be Dark Protectors by Rebecca Zanetti? Or Eternal Wolf clan by Stephanie Tyler?

Jenn: I need to read these. Sounds great.



It’s reader question time, and I have an AWESOME one!!! And it’s from one of my reading buddies that I finally met at Book Bash!

This one sounds like one of our classic contemporary romances except that SHE’S the one that works on cars. I LOVE that!

Lindsee asks:

I was hoping you could help me find the title to a book.

She was sister to a male character in a book. She was a mechanic who worked on cars and towards the end of her brothers book she reveals ….

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…she is married to a man who she hasn’t seen in years who is now a lawyer.

He met her during his summers at her grandparents house and makes a appointment to see her at the car garage in hopes of running into her. This would be the second book in a series.

Maybe someone out there knows what I am talking about but this is haunting me lol. Thanks for reading!

For sure someone here has read either of these two books. Does anyone have a guess or know it for sure?

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Ooooooh an “epic-book” list? What a great idea!! :D I’m excited. I LOVE lists!!

Cristina is not only a sneak reader (see her past confession) but she also has a secret list of our most highly recommended books! And she swears it has never failed her yet. No matter what new book she’s squirreling over, and/or excited to read, if she hits a bump and can’t get out of the book funk, her special “Epic Book Recommendations” list gets her going back on track again.

She explains:

…but… you see… I have this TBR sub-list which consists of what I call “epic reads.” It’s the lists of books that so many of you have gushed about over and over again. I keep this list at bay for times when I hit a reader’s block and NOTHING seems to hold my attention. These books are the perfect cure for this ailment. Every time I have hit this “block” I pick one of these books to read and it sends me on a roll to the next book, and the next book, and the next book… you get the picture.

My TBR sub-list, AKA, “Epic book list” consists of a single book and/or series that is widely loved and talked about by mostly everyone. For instance, my previous books on that list have included “Fever series” by Karen Marie Moning, the Tristan and Danika seriesBadger, Experiment in Terror series, etc. You get my drift? The best of the best.

I created this list because I got bombarded every single week with so many great books that I wanted to read based on reviews, excerpts, recommendations, etc., that my head would spin and I would feel overwhelmed. I had SO MANY on my TBR list already, and when I’d look through it, I found out that I easily forgot about the “epic” ones. They got lost in the shuffle.

These are the books that received such high praise and reviews, and were loved by so many all across the board. I think of it as the “honors list” of books. I keep this list on reserve for when I hit that reader’s block and absolutely NOTHING is grabbing my attention. They are my “ace card” and I have yet to read one that let’s me down. :D

AWESOME idea, Cristina, and I shall do the same. I have so many mini TBR lists (that mostly consist of reader recommendations, but also books with blurbs that gave me that *jolt* that I’m curious about – recommendations or not). But you’re right. There are quite a few that are recommended over and over again, and get that same SUPER-reaction from readers, that you just KNOW, it’s something BIG. Special. It’s probably epic.

I’m going to start my own now, too!! :D YAY!! Another list for me!!

So… my fellow readers. Confess! Do you have one of these lists too? What’s on it that you KNOW you just have to read for that epic book-fog effect, but still haven’t read yet?


Much loved author and I love the premise of each of these books!!! And oh BOY DO I LOVE those covers!!! Now that is sexy, and yet subtle, and yet WOW. Plus, the first one’s blurb had me laughing out loud. Oh this is gonna be good.

Ad the author says:

*The Steamy Coffee Reads Collection* is a series of books that I write in between my novels, and if you’re ever in need of something hot, quick, and sexy to read, I think you’ll enjoy these! Each one features a cocky alpha male, a feisty heroine, and hot sex that is best read + devoured over a steamy cup of hot coffee!*

About book #1:

He definitely wasn’t supposed to get that email…

Subject: My Boss.

Have I already told you that I hate my boss today?

Sexy as hell or not, this pompous, arrogant, ASSHOLE asked me to pick up his dry cleaning the second I walked through the door. Then he told me that I needed to take his Jaguar to a car wash that was ten miles outside of the city, but only after I needed to stand in a never-ending line to buy some type of limited, hundred-dollar watch.

I honestly can’t wait to see the look on his face two months from now when I tell him that I’m quitting his company and that he can kiss my ass. KISS. MY. ASS.

All those former fantasies about him kissing me with his “mouth of perfection” or bending me over my desk and filling me with his cock are long over. OVER.

Your bestie,

PS–Please tell me your day is going better than mine…

Subject: Re: My Boss.

No, you haven’t already told me that you hate your boss today, but seeing as though you’ve sent me this email directly, I know now…

Yes, I did ask you to pick up my dry cleaning the second you arrived to work to day. (Where is it?) And I did tell you to take my Jaguar to the car wash and pick up my thousand-dollar watch. (Thank you for taking five hours to do something that could be accomplished in two.)

You don’t have to wait two months from now to see the look on my face when you tell me you’re quitting. I’m standing outside your office at this very moment. ( Open the door. )

No comment on your “fantasies,” although I highly doubt they’re “long over.”

Your boss,

PS–Yes. My day is definitely going far better than yours…


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HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!!! Just a touch over 80 new books on this list (and I’ll keep checking in case any surprises pop up throughout the day). I’m currently deeply devouring a release from a week or two ago (Riven) that I am LOVING (and super-nervous about, considering the reactions of some of my book buddies), but I am SO into into it.

That said, I think I could be totally into these, too. In fact…

Here’s my mini blurb jolt list of the day! Tycoon (latest by Katy Evans, and he used to protect her when they were little and now he’s coldhearted and ruthless but she needs his help…), Stay (HECK YES!!!! The latest by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy, and she’s a virtual assistant, but realizes her “anonymous” client is a famous HOCKEY STAR!!!), Lover (in the bargains section and sounds like all sorts of forbidden-love angst), Lost and Found Sisters (this one sounds heartwarming, and still a bit earth-shattering… she finds out her whole life has been a lie), Deklan (SHAY SAVAGE!!! Oh how I love her men… and her stories, and this one sounds right up our alley! She’s being forced to marry a mafioso, but on her wedding night, she realizes she’s marrying one of their henchmen. Eeeeeeeep!!! P.S. What’s a henchman? I imagine it’s big and brutal. Tee hee! :P )

Oh and there are more… oh yes. I have highlighted quite a few awesome sounding ones, below ;)

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. All I Am: Drew’s Story: A This Man Novella by Jodi Ellen Malpas
  2. Tycoon by Katy Evans
  3. The Wright Brother: Wright Series, Book 1 by K.A. Linde
  4. The Trophy Wife by Ashley & JaQuavis
  5. A Day Makes by Mary Calmes
  6. The First Taste by Jessica Hawkins
  7. Ravenheart: Crossbreed Series, Book 2 by Dannika Dark
  8. Blaze: Dark in You Series, Book 2 by Suzanne Wright
  9. Treyvon: Kaliszian, Book 2 by M.K. Eidem
  10. Stand: A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel by A.L. Jackson
  11. Dangerous Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel by Janet Evanovich
  12. Hot Cop by Laurelin Paige
  13. Fairytale Come Alive by Kristen Ashley
  14. Lucky Stars by Kristen Ashley
  15. Trophy Wife by Alessandra Torre


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!):

  • Sons Of Wrath Box Set: Books 1-3 by Keri Lake <— KERI LAKE ALERT!!!!!!! Remember Ricochet?? YES! HER!!! :D !
  • Lover by Marni Mann & Gia Riley <— FORBIDDENY ALERT!!!!!!!!!! OH MY. “I couldn’t escape him. I didn’t want to. I was his. He was mine. But he wasn’t my husband.” annnnnnnnnd…. Ashley recommends this one!
Ashley: I read Lover by Marni Mann and Gia Riley….oh my goodness SO SO good!!! It totally sucked me in! I recommended it to a friend of mine and she said she couldn’t put it down. It’s different, but just what I needed to get me out of the ‘eh’ mood I’d been in. Now, I’m currently in the middle of listening to Hothouse Flower by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie and I’m loving that too.
  • Magic After Dark: A Collection of Brand New Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Novels <— SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED ANTHOLOGY!!
  • If I Wake <— SHE WAS BULLIED & NOW SHE’S IN A COMA & HE EXISTS ONLY IN HER DREAMS… and it’s super-bargain priced! “…Lucy is bullied at school and is thinking of ending her life.When the bullying goes too far and Lucy ends up in a coma, only Will can reach her. But how do you live when the only person who can save you doesn’t exist?
  • The Betrayal: A gripping novel of psychological suspense by Laura Elliot <— PSYCH-THRILLER SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT! THEY’RE DIVORCING & HE HAS FOUND A NEW LOVE… “While Nadine and Jake begin to untangle their lives from one another, Jake embarks on a passionate affair with a beautiful woman, Karin Moylan. What he doesn’t know is the dark history Karin shares with Nadine…”
  • Gone Too Far (Troubleshooters Book 6) by Suzanne Brockmann <— NAVY SEAL ALERT!…when Sam shows up at the door of his ex-wife’s home in Sarasota, Florida, he makes a grisly discovery. His daughter is gone and the body of a woman lies brutally murdered on the floor...” (super-barhgain priced, and this author just had TWO NEW RELEASES below!!)
  • Liar: A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist by K.L. Slater <— PSYCH-THRILLER RECENT RELEASE ALERT!!! Single father just met her… but something doesn’t add up… (and his own mother hates his new girlfriend): “There’s just something about Amber that doesn’t add up. Ben can’t see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn’t want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children. ” (I read one from this author not that long ago and enjoyed it!)
  • The Warded Man: Book One of The Demon Cycle (The Demon Cycle Series 1) by Peter V. Brett <— “...Night by night the demons grow stronger, while human numbers dwindle under their relentless assault. Now, with hope for the future fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible...” (super-bargain priced!)



  1. Black and Green: The Ghost Bird Series: #11 (The Academy) by C.L. Stone
  2. Dragon Unleashed (Dragon Point Book 3) by Eve Langlais
  3. Demon Ember (Resurrection Chronicles Book 1) by M.J. Haag and Becca Vincenza
  4. The Blackwater Legacy (The Bloodlines Legacy Series Book 2) by Apryl Baker
  5. The WOLF Gene (WereGenes Book 4) by Amira Rain
  6. A Curse Of Glass And Iron (Dark Heralds Book 2) by Lynn S.
  7. Tagged (Apocalypse Assassins Book 2) by D. Laine
  8. Brother’s Keeper (Brother Assassins Book 2) by Jolie Mason
  9. Warrior of Fire (Blood & Silver) by Shona Husk
  10. Lover in Darkness (The Darkest Kynd Book 2) by S C Dane
  11. Dark Depths by Lani Lenore <— MERMAID IS NOT LIKE HER KIN... “He calls her his Treasure, and she is beautiful beyond anything he’s ever seen. There is goodness in her. He knows they do not belong together, even if she does not. She will not leave him. Likewise, he cannot purge her from his thoughts. Nathan is introduced to truths he never would have believed, to a love he never thought possible, and to a war that he could not anticipate. There are secrets and horrors in the dark depths, and he is out to uncover them, even if the truth costs him his own humanity...”
  12. The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble
  13. Legacy: Faction 11: The Isa Fae Collection by Lindsey R. Loucks
  14. Empire of Lust (Gods of Olympus Book 2) by Jamie Campbell
  15. Drenched: Elemental Warriors (A Sci-Fi Alien Warrior Paranormal Romance) by Ashley West
  16. Enlightened (Immortal Chronicles Book 1) by Samantha Britt



  1. Tycoon by Katy Evans <— KATY EVANS ALERT!!! He used to protect her and now he’s a cold hearted, ruthless wealthy tycoon… and she needs his help.”It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help. I didn’t expect him to offer it easily. And he doesn’t. Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone...”
  2. Confessions of a Dangerous Lord (Rescued from Ruin Book 7) by Elisa Braden
  3. Bound by Desire (Ravage MC Bound Series Book Two) by Ryan Michele
  4. This Is Now: A Contemporary Christian Romance (Always Faithful Book 2) by Leah Atwood
  5. The Drowned Girls (Angie Pallorino Book 1) by Loreth Anne White
  6. Forever and a Day (The Inn at Sunset Harbor—Book 5) by Sophie Love
  7. Texas Rose Evermore (A Texas Rose Ranch Novel Book 3) by Katie Graykowski
  8. Ride the River: Rodeo Knights, A Western Romance Novel by Patricia McLinn
  9. Jenny (Beach Brides Book 5) by Melissa McClone
  10. Stay by Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen <— HOCKEY STAR ALERT!!!!…Hailey Taylor Emery has a hunch that her favorite client at Fetch–an anonymous virtual assistant service–is actually hockey star Matt Eriksson. Although it’s against the rules for her to check his file, she’s 95% sure she spends at least part of each day texting with her lifelong crush and catering to his every need...”
  11. Action Hero: Hollywood to Olympus Book 5 by Elle Rush
  12. Protecting His Interests (Hot Heroes In Blue) by Suzanne Rock
  13. Keeping Her Close (Hot Heroes In Blue) by Suzanne Rock
  14. Reckoning: Book Three of Kira’s Story (The Realm Series 3) by Rebel Miller
  15. Hidden Hearts (Lovestruck Librarians) by Olivia Dade
  16. Escape From Bliss by Jacob Lucas Luciano
  17. Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis <— JILL SHALVIS ALERT!!! SHE FINDS OUT HER PERFECT LIFE IS A LIE… “...On impulse, Quinn gives up her job, home, and boyfriend. She heads up the coast to the small hometown of Wildstone, California, which is just a few hours north, but feels worlds apart from Los Angeles. Though she doesn’t quite fit in right away, she can’t help but be drawn to the town’s simple pleasures…and the handsome, dark-haired stranger who offers friendship with no questions asked. As Quinn settles into Wildstone, she discovers there’s another surprise in store for her. The inheritance isn’t a house or money, but rather something earthshattering, something that will make her question everything she thought she knew about herself…
  18. Distorted by Christy Barritt
  19. One Night (One & Only Book 3) by Christie Ridgway
  20. Hyde’s Absolution: Sydney Storm MC by Nina Levine <— BIKER BOOK ALERT!!! “...Where I’m jagged, she’s smooth. Where I’m dark, she’s pure. Where I’m broken, she’s whole…
  21. Power To Love (Power Brothers Book 1) by J. Margot Critch
  22. Sexual Integrity by J.A. Dennam
  23. Gone to Dust (Gravediggers Book 2) by Liliana Hart <— LILIANA HART ALERT!!…The Gravediggers aren’t exactly what they seem. They’re the most elite of the world’s fighting forces—and all they have in common is that they’ve been betrayed by the countries they’ve died for. Because they are dead. To their country, their military, and their families. Sometimes the dead do rise....”
  24. Roaming Wild (Steele Ridge Book 6) by Tracey Devlyn
  25. Sweet Rendezvous (Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Series Book 6) by Danielle Stewart
  26. Revenge (A Lawless Novel) by Lexi Blake
  27. Locked In by Anna Chastain
  28. The Funeral Flower by Michelle Jester
  29. Crimson Footprints by Shewanda Pugh
  30. Deklan by Shay Savage <— SHAY SAVAGE ALERT!! SHE’S BEING FORCED TO MARRY A MAFIA MAN because of her father’s transgressions but… “…as the wedding date approaches, the deal changes, and I’m about to be wed to a man I know nothing about. In fact, I don’t even know his last name. Instead of becoming a mafia princess, I’m marrying the henchman. Deklan. After one look at him, I’m not sure I’ll survive the wedding night...”
  31. Revenge (A Lawless Novel) by Lexi Blake
  32. Boots & Bareback (Ugly Stick Saloon Book 5) by Myla Jackson and Elle James
  33. Beach House for Rent (The Beach House Book 4) by Mary Alice Monroe
  34. The Love Contract (Sizzle & Burn Book 3) by Linda Verji
  35. Losing a Piece of Me by K.B. Andrews
  36. Salvaged: A Saints of Denver Novel by Jay Crownover <— JAY CROWNOVER ALERT!!…Poppy can’t remember a time when she didn’t see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt from the men who swore to protect her, Poppy’s determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Wheeler’s sexy grin and rough hands from hours restoring classic cars shouldn’t captivate her, but every time she’s with him, she can’t help being pulled closer to him...”
  37. Feral Dust Bunnies (Offbeat Crimes Book 4) by Angel Martinez <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  38. Echoes of Deviance (Aberrant Magic Book 4) by Lyn Gala <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  39. The Palisade (Lavender Shores) by Rosalind Abel <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  40. Anthem of the Sea by Thom Collins <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  41. Flawless: A Relentless Series Novel (The Relentless Series Book 4) by Alyson Reynolds
  42. Montana Heat: Protected by Love: A Novella by Jennifer Ryan
  43. Vanishing Act by A. M. Madden <— FAMOUS STAR & THE REGULAR GIRL ALERT!!! He’s laying low and hiding out… “...she’s pleasantly surprised when the handsome newcomer’s persistent advances mellow into cozy banter and a sneakily seductive intimacy. When Landon reveals his true identity, Zara’s hurt that he lied, but she doesn’t care that he’s famous. Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same way...”
  44. Tied Up In Heartstrings: Heartstrings #1 (Heartstrings Series) by Felicia Lynn
  45. Noble Prince: A Modern Fairy Tale (Twisted Royals Book 4) by Sidney Bristol
  46. Second Chance Season (The Grand Valley Series Book 2) by Liora Blake
  47. Abby’s Letters by Dana Romanin <— HER ALCOHOLIC MOM DIED, NOBODY REALIZES IT & SHE’S CARING FOR HER LITTLE SISTER... “…Juggling nosy neighbors, a concerned school counselor, and an oblivious new boyfriend turns out to be harder than Jane thought. But the real problem begins when Abby starts writing letters to Mom. Through Abby’s letters, Jane sees a different side to their mom—a side she could have loved. And loving Mom is something she didn’t plan on. Because loving somebody makes it harder to ignore their death...”
  48. Rogue (Gladiator Series #2) by E. L. Todd
  49. A Little Harmless Obsession by Melissa Schroeder
  50. The Reluctant Nanny (The Reluctant Series Book 1) by Nikki Walker
  51. Sinful Temptation: An Opposites Attract Romance (Temperance Falls: Selling Sin Book 1) by London Hale
  52. CASEN (The Karma Series Book 2) by Amy Marie <— SHE BETRAYED HIM ALERT!!…Embyr’s plan was to get revenge on us all, and in the process, she set off a chain of events that would turn our worlds upside down. She conspired to have me fall in love with her and then crush me with the blow. She succeeded, but didn’t realize she would hurt just as much as me. However, the road to recovery has its twists and turns. If I ever thought my heart would survive – I was mistaken – and if I thought that was the end of the betrayal – I was dead wrong…
  53. His by Arabella Kingsley
  54. Fragile Fall by C.T. Nicholson
  55. At His Mercy (Forbidden Lovers) by Shelly Bell <— STUDENT-TEACHER ALERT!!!…Discovering courage in the arms of a perfect stranger, she finally lets go and sheds her inhibitions. To Isabella’s shock, she soon learns that Tristan is more than her mystery man-he’s her professor. But Tristan isn’t the only person who’s found Isabella on campus. A dark figure from her past has come back for her. Now Tristan will risk anything to protect Isabella . . . even if it costs him his life...”
  56. Gridlock by Pip Joulie
  57. TAILSPIN by Jaimie Roberts
  58. All That Glitters by Tracy Krimmer <— A COUNTRY STAR BACK IN HER SMALL TOWN & A SINGLE DAD……Harris Malone is a man with few commitments. He keeps a low profile most days while he cares for his young daughter and helps run his dad’s hardware store. But when he and Dory run into each other at the local gas station, all either can think about is the searing kiss they shared many years ago...”
  59. One Wrong Turn: A Novel by Deanna Lynn Sletten
  60. Edge of Regret (Love on the Edge Book 7) by Molly E. Lee
  61. The Whys Have It by Amy Matayo <— ROCK STAR CRASH KILLS ONE GIRL AND NEARLY KILLS THE ANOTHER… “...Small town girl Samantha Dalton has no one—no mother, no father, and now no sister. She’s lost everything in a world that celebrates excess. So when Cory Minor shows up at her doorstep offering money and apologies, she turns him away too. You can’t lose what you don’t have, and she can’t take another letdown, especially not from someone who has managed to rip away all she had left...”
  62. Unbent (What Was Everything Book 3) by Wysteria Wilde
  63. Girls Next Door by Sandy Lowe and Stacia Seaman
  64. Never Trust the Rain (Destined for Love: Europe) by Laura D. Bastian
  65. Dangerous Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel by Janet Evanovich <— JANET EVANOVICH’S LATEST ALERT!!!…Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus lost his island of solitude and wants to get it back. The island was about two hundred miles northeast of Samoa. It had a mountain, beaches, a rain forest, and a volcano. And now it’s gone. Poof! Vanished without a trace. Brilliant and boyishly charming Emerson Knight likes nothing better than solving an unsolvable, improbable mystery. And finding a missing island is better than Christmas morning in the Knight household…



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

  1. Wrecked by Jeannine Colette <— TOMORROW!!!! :D !!!
  2. The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely – June 23rd 2017
  3. Easy Nights (The Boudreaux Series Book 6) by Kristen Proby – June 27th 2017
  4. The Sweetest Burn: A Paranormal Romance Novel (A Broken Destiny Novel) by Jeaniene Frost - June 27th 2017
  5. Exploited: A Zero Day Romance by A. Meredith Walters - June 27th 2017
  6. The Legend (Sons of Texas) by Donna Grant - June 27th 2017
  7. The Duchess: A Novel by Danielle Steel - June 27th 2017
  8. Lost Love (Cowboys and Angels Book 1) by Kelly Elliott – June 27th 2017
  9. All There Is (Juniper Hills Book 1) by Violet Duke – June 27th 2017
  10. The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young - June 27th 2017
  11. Dr. ER (St. Luke’s Docuseries Book 2) by Max Monroe – June 27th 2017
  12. Luca (Ruin & Revenge) by Sarah Castille – June 27th 2017
  13. Make Me Stay: The Panic Series by Sidney Halston – June 27th 2017
  14. Badlands (Sawbones) by Melissa Lenhardt – June 27th 2017
  15. Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction by Diana Gabaldon - June 27th 2017
  16. The King by Skye Warren – June 27th 2017
  17. Hunted: An Eternal Guardians Novella by Elisabeth Naughton – June 29th 2017
  18. The Catch (The Player Duet Book 2) by K. Bromberg – June 29th 2017

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Short and sweet list today!!! But I’m keeping my eye out to find us more as the day goes on. Still though, there are three here that I’m pretty excited about. Take a look!

P.S. If you missed yesterday’s 4.5 star review that I posted, check that out, too!!! :D !!! Book Review – The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis


  1. All I Am: Drew’s Story (A This Man Novella) by Jodi Ellen Malpas <— THE LATEST BY JODI ELLEN MALPAS IS LIVE!!!  ”You don’t need to read the series to enjoy this story. But if you’re already a Jesse Ward fan, just wait until you see the advice he gives Drew about falling in love.  I thought I had control. I was so, so wrong…” P.S. Here’s the reading order if you want to go all in ;)
  2. Strong Enoughby Melanie Harlow and David Romanov <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!…He’s smart, successful, and sexy as hell—I can barely sleep knowing he’s right down the hall. And when the chemistry between us explodes one night with fierce, fiery passion, it’s hard to deny there’s something real there. But he does. He says he was drunk. He says it was a one-time thing. He says he’s not into guys and what we did meant nothing...”
  3. Unforgiven (Sins and Secrets Series of Duets Book 2) by Willow Winters <— HE WAS HIDING HER WORST SECRET ALERT!! “With him, I felt complete, as if fate had given me a second chance. Then I learned the truth: the sins and secrets of what really brought us together. I knew it was too good to be true, but I could never have imagined he’d be capable of something so cold and cruel. That he was the reason my world crumbled…”
  4. Touch: The Complete Series by Cara Dee <— CARA DEE ALERT!!! SUPER-BARGAIN SERIES BUNDLE IS LIVE!!!
  5. Bond (Pierce Securities Book 6) by Anne Conley
  6. Beauty: Learning to Live (Devil’s Blaze MC Book 6) by Jordan Marie
  7. Broken Bastard (Killer of Kings Book 2) by Sam Crescent & Stacey Espino
  8. A Warrior’s Claiming (The Instinct Book 3) by Marie Harte


PREORDERS (going live at midnight!!! :D )

  1. Tycoon by Katy Evans - June 20th 2017
  2. Black and Green: The Ghost Bird Series: #11 (The Academy) by C.L. Stone – June 20th 2017
  3. Stay by Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen - June 20th 2017
  4. Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis  - June 20th 2017
  5. Hyde’s Absolution: Sydney Storm MC by Nina Levine - June 20th 2017
  6. Gone to Dust (Gravediggers Book 2) by Liliana Hart – June 20th 2017
  7. Deklan by Shay Savage <— SHAY SAVAGE ALERT!! Look what’s going live at midnight!! SHE’S BEING FORCED TO MARRY A MAFIA MAN because of her father’s transgressions but… “…as the wedding date approaches, the deal changes, and I’m about to be wed to a man I know nothing about. In fact, I don’t even know his last name. Instead of becoming a mafia princess, I’m marrying the henchman. Deklan. After one look at him, I’m not sure I’ll survive the wedding night...”
  8. Revenge (A Lawless Novel) by Lexi Blake – June 20th 2017
  9. Salvaged: A Saints of Denver Novel by Jay Crownover - June 20th 2017
  10. Always You (Bachelor Brotherhood) by Denise Grover Swank – June 20th 2017
  11. Dangerous Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel by Janet Ivanovich – June 20th 2017
  12. The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely – June 23rd 2017

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The Female of the Species
Yeeeeeaahhhhh… my book twin, AKA the other half of the “Marmy twins” recommended this one to me, and BIG TIME, so I knew I was in for some serious ooooomph, and boy did I get it. This. Book. Was. AWESOME!!! Not my “usual” (yes it is a love story, and there’s all sorts of romance and jealousy angst, but it’s so much more) and EXACTLY what I LOVE.

It’s hard reading at times. There is so much real life in here. The ugly kind (and always the kind that we’ve ALL been around, all been amidst, all been a part of in some way shape or form). What an eye-opener this story was. From volunteering in an animal shelter (and tending to abandoned and neglected animals they grow to love and nurture), to creepy guys hanging around underaged teens at parties (you know the ones), to full-on predators that get away with murder. Almost.

“She’s defending her sister,” she said.

“And there’s nothing wrong with that.” And there wasn’t. And there isn’t. And I’ll keep doing it.

I’ll keep doing it even though she’s not here to defend.

Because there are others like him still.

And yet with all of that hard, in-your-face reality, there’s so much humor and wit, and so many endearing moments, that you’re never left in that dark energy for long. I promise!

Tasha: I loved The Female of the Species, I hope you like it too Amy!

Amy: MARYSE!! I haven’t gushed much about it (don’t want to be accused of peddling a death book *side-eyes bev* :P ) but… YOU’RE GOING TO WANT TO READ THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES!!!!!! The writing is fantastic and oh my, the feels. Holy moly, I felt. FELT. So freaking much. It was 4.5 stars for me. Maybe closer to 5. The three POVs actually added to the emotional intensity instead of taking away, at least to me they did. *sigh* Wasn’t I just saying recently I wanted this kind of book??

Maryse: …what book am I reading now? :D !!!! It’s “The Female of the Species” *grins excitedly at Amy!!!*

Amy: Female of the Species?? *squeals excitedly and claps hands* …that one is heavy and gut clenching enough to be called a Marmy;)

Maryse: Okay UPDATE!!!!!! I AM LOVING “The Female of the Species”. It is so witty, and so well written, with such eloquent descriptions and just AWESOME. It’s about a group of seniors that become friends in their last year, and one of them (one of the girls) is a vigilante sociopathic type… kind of like Dexter. BUT NOBODY KNOWS… She always keeps her cool, but can whip some butt, when she needs to. But the writing is absolutely incredible. They are SO REAL.

Maryse: bev if you haven’t read this yet, this one is TOTALLY for you. And it’s for everyone,of course, I can’t imagine anyone not loving it, but I know bev has a specific reading style (and story type) and I KNOW she’d love this. Amy chose this for me, but maybe bev got Amy to read it. I’ll have to backtrack through the comments on this one…

bev: No, I haven’t read it. It was on my radar because of all the great buzz but I read a huge spoiler. ….In the spoilers defense I did click on the spoiler tag. :)

Amy: I am SO THRILLED you are loving it, Maryse!!! *happy dance* Where are you at in it? I was blown away by how, for me, the writing was so brilliant that I was able to FEEL the emotions of all three of the POVs. Especially once a certain incident happened. Let’s just say…smoke. Holy moly, my heart ached for two of them because I could totally see things from both of their perspectives.  I loved Alex because she was such a mess…a bada$$ but not with an I’m-a-bada$$ attitude, and she just didn’t know what to do with the darkness inside her. My heart just ached for her. And Peekay and Jack…oh, my heart. I felt all of their emotions as well.

YES YES AND YESSSSSS!!!!!!! Everything you just said Amy!!!!

Okay now everyone that hasn’t read this book yet, GO IN BLIND RIGHT NOW!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT, but if you need to know more, I explore my experience of it, below. I just loved it so much, and had all sorts of stuff I wanted to talk about and highlight below. So while I don’t spoil anything, I still believe this book is best read without knowing any more. So stop here and start reading the actual story!! :D

For those that want to know more (or HAVE read it)… let’s continue, shall we?

This was amazing. A heroine (and at times, *some* might say villain) profound in her thinking, and so mature in her years, that didn’t think she could feel, didn’t believe she deserved anything. Having been so numb from the deep trauma in her life, and dealt with,

Dad left.

Anna is gone.

I have never been here.

…and DEALS with it, in an incredibly unconventional, even horrible way.

…he sits there wondering where his life went wrong until it sets again.

I know exactly where. I’ll explain that to him.

He’s lonely. So when I stop for the first time ever, I almost feel bad when his face lights up. Almost. Because immediately following that pure smile of a human being who craves the company of another human being, his eyes flick down to my tank top, where my breasts heave up and down as I catch my breath. And we’re not two human beings anymore.

We’re a male and a female.

Alone in the woods.

Events (even those she’s caused, because she baits when she needs to)…

…part of him knows he shouldn’t do this. The part that crumbles up crackers and feeds them to birds knows that he shouldn’t bring me out of the sun into the darkness of his house. But another part wants to.

And it’s much stronger.

…so detrimental to her own young psyche, and yet, maybe it’s just who she is? Maybe she can’t help herself. And yet maybe this will ruin her entire life.

This is how I kill someone. And I don’t feel bad about it.

Yet even with all of that, despite her self-imposed distance to “regular teenage life” and her unusual mannerisms, she unwittingly makes friends in her last year of high school (LOL! Boy do they experience at least, a touch of her wrath right from the start),

“Please do not crush my balls, madam.”

“Don’t touch me without my permission and I won’t.”

“Okay, cool.”

…and she begins feeling again. Feeling EVERYTHING. And her whole life changes. Hers, and that of everyone in her entourage.

In fact, one that she vehemently protects, now want to to protect HER against her inexperience of other teenage dangers. Those of the heart.

“…and I swear if he hurts you, it’ll be my turn to kick some ass.” I shake a fist in her face to make my point.

“Your thumb goes on the outside,” she says.

Tee hee!!!!! :P GAH!!!! This book!!!!!!!

This whole book is about the amazing emotional growth that was borne of circumstance, the life journey already at a pinnacle, for some so young, and just about to start in the real world. Her decisions, and even those “normal” reactions of typical teenage angst can bear consequence. Life, love, and ramifications are bumped up a notch, become heightened, even dire, when there’s a villain/vigilante in the group.

Seeing evidence of my small rebellions, spots where my wrath was allowed to vent and has impacted the world around me, no longer safely encapsulated inside. My life is made of these tiny maps, my paths always steady as I move inside a constricted area, the only one I should ever be allowed to know.

My violence is everywhere here.

And I like it.

Yet, is she a villain, or a hero? I guess it all depends on how you take this one in. I’ll let you reach your own conclusion.

“You’re supposed to move out among people, widen your horizons.”

“And you’re not?”

“No,” she says, shaking her head emphatically. “It’s better if I don’t.”

“It’s not better,” I argue. “What are you going to do? Get a job at the gas station? Waste your life flipping burgers?”

“Not better for me,” she says quietly. “It’s better for others.”

4.5 stars <— EASILY!!!!!! One of the best written, most intricately explored stories, most believable characters, I’ve ever read.