SERIAL KILLER ALERT!!! Eeeeeeep!! This author is the queen of not holding back, when it comes to her stories… and this one sounds like one heck of a psych-thriller (possible love story??)! ;) Right up my creepy-stalker alley! HE’S TAKING REVENGE FOR WHAT SHE (his mother??) DID TO HIM…

“…Finding the evil, spoiled women sates my ravenous, vengeful soul.
I hunt. I capture. I destroy.
Slowly. So slowly.
One, two, three, four, five…
And now six.
I’m wicked and sadistic.
I am Cold Cole Heart.
My mission is death and their payment to me has come due.
Number six thinks she is different.
Yet when I look at her, I see them.
She will pay. They always do…”

Good morning everyone!!! :D This is one of the BIGGEST new release lists in months! And a quite a few look extra good to me!

Blurb jolts! Tragic (latest by Devney Perry which I read and loved. He’s a reclusive grump, and she just moved in next door), Deception (she was deeply in love with him, living her perfect life, and then realized he wasn’t at all who he said he was…), Tequila Tequila (she had drunk bad sex with her best friend and he doesn’t remember it at all), Pucked Love (Helena Hunting’s latest!! Famous hockey star that is letting her set all of the rules, and they are both so broken…), A Part of You (psych-thriller?? She and her husband are having infertility issues, and then there’s the surrogate…) and so many more that I highlighted below that sound awesome!!

While you’re here, don’t forget to check out yesterday’s earlybirds, a new review, and my latest BIG LIST:

  • ➔➔ Monday Earlybird Book Releases <— 20+ books went live early, so don’t miss these! Consider them a “prequel” to this list. ;)
  • ➔➔ Book Review – Tragic by Devney Perry <— 4.5 STARS & he’s her moody, reclusive alpha-jerk neighbor!! :D
  • ➔➔ What are you in the mood to read? <— BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!! BEST LIST EVER ALERT!!!! eek Seriously. This may be the most ultimate of ALL the “Ultimate Books Lists”. Check out my new “PICK YOUR GENRE” list (or should I have called it, pick your “book-catnip” list?) In the mood for something specific? To make “searching” for something to read easier, I’ve compiled a list of all my blog posts “tagged” with whatever particular genre, or “feel” we’re in the mood for.

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. Signs of Cupidity: A Fantasy Reverse Harem Story: Heart Hassle, Book 1 by Raven Kennedy
  2. Muse by Katy Evans
  3. Look Alive Twenty-Five: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
  4. Chasing Shadows: First Wives, Book 3 by Catherine Bybee
  5. Broken Compass by Jo Raven
  6. Shoot the Messenger: A Paranormal Space Fantasy: Messenger Chronicles Series, Book 1 by Pippa DaCosta
  7. The Worst Best Man by Lucy Score
  8. Dr. Strange Beard: Winston Brothers, Book 5 by Penny Reid
  9. The Child Thief 3: Thin Lines by Bella Forrest
  10. This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See by Seth Godin
  11. Home Coming: The Survivalist Series, Book 10 by A. American
  12. The Book of Freedom by Paul Selig
  13. It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst


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)

  • Forbidden Desires: The Complete Series by Kendall Ryan <— KENDALL RYAN SERIES BUNDLE ALERT!! “The Complete Series, containing every title in the sexy and intense bestselling series. This box set includes four bestselling novels: DIRTY LITTLE SECRET, DIRTY LITTLE PROMISE, TORRID LITTLE AFFAIR and TEMPTING LITTLE TEASE.”
  • Diablo’s Throne MMA Books 1-3 by H.J. Bellus <— MMA FIGHTER SERIES BUNDLE & it’s super-bargain priced!! “Diablo’s Throne is about fighting, it’s about winning, and it’s about being the best MMA fighter to ever enter the ring. Three standalone novels following the lives of three fighters built to win no matter the cost.”
  • Whispers of Winter: A Limited Edition Collection of Winter Romances <— ANTHOLOGY & IT’S super-bargain priced!!
  • A Night to Remember: A Romance Collection: Six Scrumptious Novels <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY!!
  • Hockey Holidays <— HOCKEY STAR ANTHOLOGY & it’s super-bargain priced!! “**100% of the proceeds from sales of this anthology will be donated to charity.** This holiday season unwrap a brand-new collection of hockey romances that includes humor, drama, love, and – of course – hockey! Each book is EXCLUSIVE to the anthology and NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED by USA Today, New York Times, and all your favorite bestselling hockey romance authors.



  1. Poseidon Is Mine: Paranormal Romance (Gods and Monsters Book 2) by Mila Young
  2. Such Violent Delights: A Holiday Paranormal Romance Anthology
  3. Frost: A Qurilixen World Novella: Intergalactic Dating Agency (Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides Book 5) by Michelle M. Pillow
  4. The Krinar Exposé: A Krinar Chronicles Novel by Anna Zaires and Hettie Ivers
  5. Dark Cure (Refuge Book 6) by Cynthia Sax
  6. Primarian Mates: The Complete Series by Maddie Taylor
  7. Sunlight’s Kiss (Demon Runners Book 2) by Amy J. Hawthorn
  8. Battlefield Love: A Reverse Harem Mythological Romance (Operation Cupid Book 1) by Skyler Andra
  9. The Human and Her Vampires: A Reverse Harem Vampire Paranormal Romance (The Covenant of New Orleans Book 2) by Julie Morgan
  10. Stolen Princess (Royal Conquest Duology Book 1) by Nikki Jefford <— A supernatural Cinderella meets Mr. Darcy and The Cruel PrinceShe sacrificed herself to save her family from poverty… “I finally regained my freedom, but it’s being threatened. It wasn’t enough to kill my mate, heir to the throne. My obsessive Fae brother-in-law wants the crown. And he wants me ruling by his side.
  11. Crush Depth (Rogue Rescue Book 2) by Mia West <— M/M PARANORMAL
  12. The Wayward Prince (Mind + Machine Book 2) by Hanna Dare <— M/M SCI-FI
  13. A Vampire’s Heart (Ellowyn Found Book 1) by Kayleigh Sky
  14. Darkwater (The Elemental Dragons Book 1) by Katherine Rhodes
  15. A Choice of Secrets (A Dark Glass Novel Book 4) by Barb Hendee



  1. Tragic (Lark Cove Book 3) by Devney Perry <— DEVNEY PERRY ALERT!!!! HE’S RECLUSIVE AND MOODY & SHE JUST MOVED IN NEXT DOOR!!! ;) I read this one and loved it… (here’s my review)
  2. Sleepover by Serena Bell
  3. International Guy: London, Berlin, Washington, DC (International Guy Volumes Book 3) by Audrey Carlan
  4. Mafia King (Royal Mafia Book 3) by Bella J.
  5. It Started One Christmas by Susan Mallery
  6. Dr. Single Dad – A British Billionaire Romance (Billionaires of Europe Book 6) by Holly Rayner
  7. my life as a mixtape (my life as an album Book 4) by LJ Evans
  8. Getting the Goods by Elizabeth Perry
  9. Deception : Secret Baby Romance, Second Chance by C.A. Harms <— SHE FELL IN LOVE & HE CRUSHED HER TRUST… “…I wanted to forget the times we shared, the laughs we had. I wanted to ignore the fact that he’d so easily found a place in my heart. Only there was one problem… I wasn’t allowed to forget. I am reminded daily of him. Each morning, I have no choice but to look into the same, beautiful eyes he possessed. I see his smile, and that same shade of dark melted chocolate hair that at one point, I loved running my fingers through. Every single day I reminded of the fact that the father of my child is nothing more than a man that truly never existed.”
  10. Tell Her No Lies by Kelly Irvin
  11. Skater (Seattle Sharks Book 6) by Samantha Whiskey <— HOCKEY STAR ALERT!!! HE’S TAKING CARE OF HIS YOUNG NIECE… “…When my addict sister leaves Hannah on my doorstep with nothing but a backpack and a note full of excuses, my entire life shifts. Playoffs or not, keeping my niece out of foster care is my first priority. I need help…from anyone but her. Ivy Harris. Coach’s other daughter. Gorgeous, smart-mouthed, reckless. Hannah’s new BFF and favorite babysitter...”
  12. Before Girl by Kate Canterbary – EX-ARMY RANGER HAS LOVED HER FROM AFAR!! “…She’s known throughout the industry as the jock whisperer—the one who can tame the baddest of the bad boys in professional sports without losing her signature smile. But Cal Hartshorn is an entirely different kind of chaos. He’ll fix your broken heart. This former Army Ranger and now-famous cardiothoracic surgeon fails at nothing…except talking to a woman he’s adored from afar...”
  13. Whiskey Undone (Whiskey and Lies Book 3) by Carrie Ann Ryan <— SHE’S IN UNREQUITED LOVE WITH HER BEST FRIEND/SINGLE FATHER ALERT!! “…Ainsley Harris has always kept a secret from her best friend. She’s stood by his side, helped him raise his daughter, and tried to keep her distance even though she’s been in love with him for years. She knows he has secrets of his own and she’s not willing to chance what they have on a possibility...”
  14. Love on Guard by Nikki Kwiatkowski
  15. Side Show: Lust & Chrome duet by Gigi Birtie
  16. Like You Mean It by Jillian Liota
  17. Control: An Everyday Heroes Novella by K. Bromberg <— K. BROMBERG SWAT OFFICE ALERT!! “…when she comes face to face with SWAT officer Reznor Mayne, he’s about to show her just how good control can feel...”
  18. Look Alive Twenty-Five: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich <— JANET EVANOVICH ALERT!!
  19. Reclaiming Izabel (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Victoria Paige <— NAVY SEAL BETRAYED HER BY FAKING HIS OWN DEATH… “…To protect his wife and avenge his brothers, the Navy SEAL faked his death. Injuries and the loss of his team marked his soul, but it was losing Izabel and their unborn child that nearly broke him. Focusing all his time and skills on finding the enemy was his lifeline. Returning to his wife had always been his dream, but reclaiming Izabel might prove to be his ultimate nightmare. Because his wife may never forgive him for betraying their vows...”
  20. Unlocking Darkness (Keys to Love Series, Book Five) by Kennedy Layne
  21. Dream Boy: A Secret Baby Second Chance Romance (Blue Collar Bachelors Book 6) by Cassie-Ann L. Miller
  22. Dangerous Betrayal (Aegis Group Book 7) by Sidney Bristol
  23. Tequila Tequila by Emma Hart <— EMMA HART ALERT!! SHE SLEPT WITH HER BEST FRIEND BUT HE DOESN’T REMEMBER IT & IT WAS AWFUL!! “…I have no intention of telling him what we did. Nothing good comes from telling your best friend he’s the worst guy you’ve ever slept with. Which makes the tequila on my birthday a very, very bad idea…”
  24. Washington DC (International Guy Book 9) by Audrey Carlan
  25. Once Upon a Romance (A Dream Come True Book 1) by Alex Bailey
  26. Just Like Love (Just Like This Book 2) by Rebecca Gallo
  27. Finding Victory: Book 2 of the Rollin On Series by Emilia Finn
  28. Ropes (Burning Saints MC Book 3) by Jack Davenport
  29. I Still Do (Second Chance with You Book 6) by Melanie D. Snitker
  30. A Holiday By Gaslight: A Victorian Christmas Novella by Mimi Matthews <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ALERT!! “…Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He’s grim and silent. A man of little emotion–or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she’s ready to put an end to things…”
  31. The Last Duke (The 1797 Club Book 10) by Jess Michaels <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE!!
  32. Dearest Millie (The Pennington Family) by May McGoldrick <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE!!
  33. Romancing Rayne: (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Riley Edwards
  34. Split Screen Scream (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Debra Parmley
  35. Rescuing Emma (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Michele E Gwynn
  36. Poppy and the Big Bad Wolfe (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Sealed With A Kiss Book 6) by Margaret Madigan
  37. The SEAL’s Surprise Mission (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Rache) by Rachel McNeely
  38. The Only Things You Can Take by Stacy Claflin <— THE LOVE OF HER LIFE (HIS BEST FRIEND) DIES… “…With their worlds shattered, Anchor and Sutton turn to each other. Feelings intensify, but so does guilt. The attraction can’t be denied, but then Sutton reveals a secret that changes everything. He’s jolted, conflicted. Maybe falling for her was a mistake. Or maybe it was the best decision he ever made.”
  39. Trusting Jake (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Fierce Protectors Book 5) by Casey Hagen
  40. Avenging Julie (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Guardians of Hope Book 6) by KD Michaels
  41. Major Events (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Jesse Jacobson
  42. Saving Satin (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Rose Smith
  43. Justice For Sloane (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha) by Reina Torres
  44. Kace (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha) by Barb Han
  45. Stage Fright (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha) by Stacey Wilk
  46. Pucked Love (The Pucked Series Book 7) by Helena Hunting <— HELENA HUNTING HOCKEY STARS ALERT!! HE REQUIRES AN NDA BEFORE DATING… except for her. ”…as much as I might want to keep her, I’ll never put the lid on her jar. Not at the risk of losing her. So I’ve let her set the rules in our relationship. But as long hidden secrets expose us both, I discover exactly how fragile Charlene is, and how much I need her. We’re all broken. We’re all messed up. Some more than others. Me more than most...”
  47. Mace: Lighthouse Security Investigations by Maryann Jordan
  48. Good Girl (The Siren Island Series Book 1) by Tricia O’Malley
  49. Recovering Hope (The Potter’s House Books Book 14) by Marion Ueckermann
  50. Royal Tease (Royals United Book 1) by Nana Malone
  51. Staged (Exodus End World Tour Book 3) by Olivia Cunning <— OLIVIA CUNNING ROCK STARS ALERT!! “…Roux Williams knows an opportunity like this only comes around once in a lifetime. Her band, Baroquen, has finally gotten their big break and are opening for Exodus End and Sinners—two powerhouses of rock—on the European leg of their world tour. She refuses to screw up this opportunity by getting involved with Steve Aimes no matter how gorgeous, sexy and surprisingly attentive he is…”
  52. Shotgun Ridge: Small Town Contemporary Romance: Bachelors of Shotgun Ridge, Book 7 by Mindy Neff
  53. Zero Trace (The Arsenal Book 4) by Cara Carnes
  54. Keegan (Texas Rascals Book 1) by Lori Wilde
  55. Dirty Bad Boy: A Fake Fiance Romance (Back To You Book 3) by Mira Lyn Kelly
  56. Fireworks (True North Book 6) by Sarina Bowen <— SARINA BOWEN ALERT!! SHE’S BACK IN TOWN WHERE THE COP ONCE BROKER HER HEART… “…Skye can sneak into the town that once tried to break her, get the story and get back into the good graces of her producer. Easy peasy. Except things go sideways even as she sets foot over the county line. Her step-sister is on the run from a violent drug dealer. And the cop on the case is none other than Benito Rossi, the man who broke her teenage heart...”
  57. Recall: The Red Ledger: Parts 4, 5 & 6 (Volume 2) by Meredith Wild
  58. The Red Ledger: 6 by Meredith Wild
  59. Stranded in the Woods (Holiday Acres Book 3) by Noelle Adams
  60. Pleasure’s Fury: Billionaire Assassin Menage Romance (Masters’ Admiralty Book 3) by Lila Dubois and Mari Carr
  61. A Part of You by Lynden Renwick <— INFERTILITY ALERT… and there’s a surrogate… “ seems that any hope of completing her family is lost. Enter Hannah—a beautiful and celebrated playwright looking for inspiration for her next show—who offers to serve as Ashleigh’s non-surgical surrogate. However, when Ashleigh arranges for her husband to sleep with Hannah, tensions and questions start to rise..”
  62. Don’t Love A Liar (Dark Sins Book 2) by Cynthia Eden <— CYNTHA EDEN ALERT!! HE’S PRETENDING TO BE HER PROTECTOR… “…She’s scared and lost, and she’s a victim in this tangled web. She wants someone to rely on. Someone who will help her when the whole world falls in flames around her. She thinks Remy is that guy. She’s dead wrong. Remy is the one working against her even as he swears to protect her…”
  63. Possession (Perversion Trilogy Book 2) by T.M. Frazier <— T.M. FRAZIER’S LATEST TRILOGY INSTALLMENT! These must be read in order!! “The story of Grim and Emma Jean continues.”
  64. Love Under Fire
  65. The Beautiful Years II: A Mafia Romance Saga by Annie Rose Welch
  66. A Perfect Lie by Lisa Renee Jones
  67. Heart2Heart: A Charity Anthology, Volume 2 <— M/M ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY!!
  68. Chasing Shadows (First Wives Book 3) by Catherine Bybee
  69. Endless (Merciless Book 4) by W. Winters
  70. This Is Not Love by Nicolina Martin <— DARK READ!! SHE MEETS HER SOULMATE & THEN SHE’S KIDNAPPED…Roarke Brennan thought he had everything under control, but when a mysterious girl catches his attention, and a bullet nearly ends his life, he sets out on a chaotic path to destruction. Bree took everything from him. It’s time to return the favor. Surely it’s a meeting that can only end in disaster. Or must it? If it feels like love, why can’t it be?”
  71. Tell Me You Love Me: A Novel by S. Ann Cole <— S. ANN COLE ALERT!! SHE WANTS A BABY BUT NOT A RELATIONSHIP… “…Where does a woman like the Serena Bentley find a man who’s willing to knock her up then walk away and be gone forever? So what else can she do to get what she wants, the way she wants it, except to lie?
  72. Fallen by Aria Glazki
  73. Between the Words (Words of the Heart Book 4) by Holly Jacobs <— SHE MEETS HIS WIFE!!Alice had the perfect life…which fell apart when her husband’s pregnant mistress showed up at her door. Olivia was leading an imperfect life until it fell together when she met her cheating boyfriend’s other woman…his wife. Two Women. Two Romances.…”


PREORDERS (going live soon!!!  :D )

  1. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling - November 16th 2018
  2. Target: Alex Cross by James Patterson – November 19th 2018
  3. Breathless (Ross Siblings Book 8) by Cherrie Lynn – November 19th 2018
  4. 4th & Girl (Mavericks Tackle Love) by Max Monroe – November 20th 2018
  5. Beauchamp Hall: A Novel by Danelle Steel – November 20th 2018
  6. Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin - November 20th 2018
  7. Her Mafioso King (The Vitucci Mafiosos Book 4) by Terri Anne Browning - November 27th 2018
  8. Hunky Heartbreaker: A Whiskey Kisses Novella by Kendall Ryan – November 27th 2018
  9. Someone to Trust (A Westcott Novel) by Mary Balogh - November 27th 2018
  10. Love With Me (With Me In Seattle Book 11) by Kristen Proby – November 27th 2018
  11. Tragic (Lark Cove Book 3) by Devney Perry – November 27th 2018
  12. Until Cobi (Until Him/Her Book 7) by Aurora Rose Reynolds – November 27th 2018
  13. Raff (The Vorge Crew Book 4) by Laurann Dohner – November 27th 2018

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<— SINGLE MOM & THE MEDIA MOGUL ALERT!! Bryce is going live at midnight & we’re having a signed book giveaway!!!

…His name is Bryce Sexton. Media mogul, workaholic and a heart of stone. He’s broody AF and yet every woman in San Francisco wants him.

So why won’t he leave me alone?

Wherever I go, he’s there, trying to force his way into my world. What he doesn’t know is I already have a man in my life. A tiny redhead who loves Legos and Superheroes. ..

And now… a sneak peek excerpt!!

Her eyes start to twinkle, and her mouth tilts in a slight smile. “Let’s play a game,” she declares.

“I don’t play games.”

“Truth or dare,” she challenges.

Placing my hands deep in my pockets, I set back on my heels and toss my own closely guarded inhibitions to the wind. “Truth.”

Her lips pout as she considers her options. “What are you the most self-conscious about?”

The question catches me off guard. I’m not one to share with total strangers, yet I’m captivated by her eagerness to play a child’s game.

“My reputation,” I answer honestly. “I never want to be seen as a man who can be taken advantage of.”

She narrows her gaze at me with the slight tilt of her head.

Before I let her analyze me, I ask, “Truth or dare?”

Her teeth graze her bottom lip as she answers, “Truth.”

“What is the most childish thing you still do?”

She laughs. “Build Legos.”

“That was a fast answer.”

“It was an easy question.” She steps away from the statue and moseys over to a red sculpture, which is tall in height and appears to have legs. “You up for a dare?”

“Truth,” I state as I watch her playfully skip under it and pops up on the other side.

“What lie have you told that hurt someone?”

“I never lie,” I say.

Her steps halt as she looks at me like what I said was complete bullshit.

“I don’t believe in wasting time with lies. Besides, you can hurt people more with the truth.”

She nods her head as she waltzes aimlessly behind the sculpture, away from me. “Dare me to do something.”

“Howl at the moon.” I follow her.

She spins to face me. “Really?”

“Did you expect me to have you do something naughty?”

“No. Yes. Well, it was a test, and you passed,” she states and stands there tall with her hands to her sides.

I curve my mouth and shrug a shoulder, waiting for her to begin.

She looks confused. “Wait. You really expect me to howl? Here? At the museum?”

“Are you scared?”

Those violet eyes grow wide with the challenge as she squares her shoulders, throws her arms back, looks up, and lets out a great big howl into the open San Francisco night. She wildly shakes her head to accentuate the end of her vivacious howl.

From the quick movements of her chest and the incredible smile on her face, Tessa looks like a woman unleashed, jovial and full of life. It’s making my own heart race in anticipation.

“Truth,” I say before she even asks, putting out my cigarette so I’m prepared for anything she’s got.

“What is the most embarrassing nickname you’ve ever had?”

“Porky. I was a chubby kid,” I answer easily. “What is the grossest thing you’ve ever had in your mouth?”

“Escargot,” she states. “Have you ever had your heart broken?”

“Shattered,” I declare. “I’ll take your dare.”

“Dance for one minute with no music.”

I get the feeling she’s been dying to say that, and I try not to disappoint.

With determined steps, I walk right up to her and snake a hand on the small of her waist and another in her smooth, delicate palm, causing her to drop her clutch to the ground.

I sway to the side and feel her soft body mold against my hard one. Her other hand rises to my neck, placing it there with apprehension.

I lift my right foot and begin to move us around, dancing the steps my mom taught me years ago. We move with ease as she lets me lead us around the sculptures, her face stone still as she stares into my shoulder.

I keep my vision glued to her, waiting for her to breathe, let loose, and not be so stiff. It only takes a few seconds for her hand to truly grip my hand as her shoulders drop, releasing any tension she held for that brief moment. She lets out a whisper of a sigh as her body falls into mine, giving in to the dance.

When her eyes meet mine, she whispers, “Truth,” before I can say anything.

The way she’s looking at me lets me know she’s surrendering. Not just to me. To something greater than the two of us.

“When was the last time you felt you were at the right place, at the right time, with the right person?”

“Right now,” she breathes.

“Me, too.”

I close the gap, pulling her into me, flush against my chest. Her eyes change from violet to a stormy black as I splay my hand further down her back.

Her mouth parts, begging to be kissed, but her eyes are telling a conflicting story. She has a passionate, lustful, and glazed expression, but as her eyes widen and search deep within my soul, I can see the trepidation.

“Are you nervous?” she asks.

I give her my truth. “Petrified.”

Her tongue peaks out, glossing her lower lip, and her eyes glisten as she declares, “I’ll take your dare.”

“Kiss me.”

Her eyes flutter closed, and I slowly lower with every intention to place the most tender of kisses upon her soft lips. Our lips are just a whisper away…

“Bryce Sexton,” a woman loudly says my name from behind a statue, causing us both to jump and turn toward the door.

I drop my head when the sight of Christine comes into view with her hands on her hips and confusion written all over her face. Her determined footsteps make their way toward us as we stand there in an intimate embrace.

“Tessa, I see you’ve met my boss.”

Tessa’s body goes rigid in my arms, her eyes wild with shame. “This is your boss? As in your boss, boss?” The way she drops her voice to ask the question raises an internal alarm. Tessa looks up at me—first confused and then hurt. She pushes against my chest and steps away, putting her back to me.

I feel like the wind has been knocked out of me, and the air that was clear just moments ago is now thick with despair.

Now for the giveaway :D !!

One (1) winner receives: A signed copy – signed by both authors – of Bryce.

How to enter for a chance to win this awesome prize? Just leave a comment below (or better yet, if you have one, tell us about your favorite “single mom” romance book), and by 10pm EST, this Sunday November 18th 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. This book will be sent to the winner directly by the authors.

Giveaway open to US addresses only.


Tragic (Lark Cove Book 3)
<— THIS ONE’S GOING LIVE AT MIDNIGHT!!!! And I was delighted to get an early review copy (this author’s writing and alpha males are spot on and right up my alley). And I was especially delighted when it featured a moody, big huge grump of a reclusive hero… who just happened to be her new neighbor. GAH!! I LOVE GRUMPY NEIGHBORS. Er… in books. Always and only in books (P.S. My neighbors are really awesome. I love my neighborhood!!). But boy do I love that kind of book drama. ;)

And this one had it in spades!!! YAY ME!! Plus, it had a killer “OH-NO-HE-DIDN’T!!!” moment that kicked me right in the gut and had me roaring!! I love when that happens, too. :P

Maryse: I’m reading a review copy of Devney Perry’s upcoming “Tragic” (it’s freaking fantastic so far and I haven’t put it down) and I just hit the ultimate “OH NO HE DIDN’T!!!!” moment… *ooooomph!!!!*

MAJOR *oooomph!!!!*

P.S. He’s her super-grumpy, reclusive neighbor. How could I resist? ;)

Maria: I’ve been reading her Jamison Valley series and I am OBSESSED!!!!!

Tilly: I read Tattered (Lark Cove Book 1) by Devney Perry and loved it! 2nd book is Timid. I love all of her books and highly recommend them!

Linda: Reading Tattered by Devney Perry and loving it!!

Susan: Have you read book 1 and 2?

Maryse: I haven’t but this one reads super-well as a standalone (although I hear the characters cross over).

Kathy: I have been waiting for Piper’s story!! So excited to read it!

Susan: I love ALL her books! She’s so good

Linda: Love everything she writes!! Started Timid (Lark Cove Book 2) last night and only a few chapters in and already just know it’s going to be amazing read.

Vicki: Highly recommend anything she writes.

Ali: Both of her series are amazing!

So what’s it about?

Piper is trying to overcome her husband’s betrayal, and her own personal pain over not being able to have children. She’s starting over and making it on her own. Moving close to her family again when she finds herself the perfect fixer-upper in the woods… with an incredible view. She feels like she’s finally where she belongs. And then she sees him,

Even from a distance it was clear that he was the quintessential mountain man, big and brawny.

…kneeling on the ground looking like he’s grieving.

…besides his rugged appeal, there was something else drawing me in. Something that made me want to wrap my arms around his narrow waist and promise him it would be okay.

Reclusive Kaine is trying to overcome his own grief and has secluded himself from everyone (including his own mother whom he loves). He’s been living in his own personal oasis in his run-down cabin in the woods, but that’s just fine with him. He’s not social and he has no intention of entertaining anyway, and just wants to be left alone. Sure… he had neighbors, but they kept to themselves, were vacationers and rarely there anyway.

His life changes however when Piper buys his neighbor’s house,

I’d spent two days after her arrival dreading the idea of company up here. I’d gotten used to living up here alone. Even before my former neighbors had passed, they hadn’t been here much. So when she’d stayed away for two weeks, I’d figured she’d given up.

I’d relaxed, glad I wouldn’t have to share this mountainside.

Then a week ago, right as the May flowers had begun to bloom, and Airstream had backed into her driveway.

moving in next door, and begins a full on renovation on the house she just bought. Driving. Him. CRAZY!!!!

She obviously didn’t have any boundaries. She’d come marching over to my property without an invitation last month. Then when I’d sent her as clear a get f*cking lost message as you could get, she’d shouted at me through the door I’d slammed in her face.

Who did that?

Yep. She’s plenty social and cheerful and well… neighborly, and she’s grating on his last nerve. OH THE FUN!!!!

Plenty of push and pull,

My gaze roamed her face, picking it apart and searching for things I didn’t like. But I came up empty.

Son of a bitch. I liked it all…

and some heartwarming, cozy-snuggle moments to melt with into a gooey smiling mess. But even better? Some seriously infuriating moments (and sad ones) too. Well-paced, a few gasp-worthy reveals, and the backstories to both main characters had merit and shaped them, just right. I will let you uncover the rest for yourselves (and trust me, there’s plenty more excitement to follow). ;)

She flung out a hand, waving me away.

“Go be grumpy somewhere else.”

LOL!!!!!! :P

4.5 stars!! <— Nothing toooo angsty, but TONS of feels in ALL directions.

P.S. This book cover has SO much meaning…


DOMINANT DARK READ ROCK STAR ALERT!! Thanks to this week’s newsletter sponsor, Henriette Vesterbak is having a giveaway for the first two books in the series right here on the blog!

This ones sounds dark and absolutely tumultuous by way of downward spirals and other “loving a dominant rock star” issues. This series must be read in order and… heed the author’s trigger warnings…

About book #1:

He’s a world-famous rock star from Texas. She’s his personal assistant. And she has no clue what she’s in for.

“John is gorgeous and annoying and much too much, and I’m worried that I might be falling for him really, really hard.”

This erotic suspense novel follows reality star Heidi Johansen during the first week of her 14-day probation period as personal assistant to the rock band South Bane— 14 days she’ll never forget.

When she’s offered the job of personal assistant to the American rock band South Bane, the 22-year-old Danish fashion blogger and reality star can hardly believe her ears. A bundle of nerves, she travels across the Atlantic Ocean to Austin, Texas, to work for her biggest idol: John Monro, the band’s lead singer.

The charismatic and dominant John immediately finds himself attracted to Heidi, but she resists his advances to the best of her ability to get through her probation period in one piece. Her long-term relationship with her boyfriend back home, not to mention a specific clause in the employment contract, stand between her and her deepest desire: to give in to John. Does she dare?



Now for the giveaway!!

  • One commenter will win the first two ebooks in the series (winner’s choice of E-book file formats: epub, mobi or PDF).

How to enter for a chance to win? Just leave a comment below (and better yet, tell what your favorite dark read is), and by 10pm EST, this Sunday November 18th, 2018, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.

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. This prize will be sent to the winner directly by the author.

Giveaway open to international! :D


Good morning and happy Monday everyone!!! A great start to the week when we can sleep in, and laze-around in our pjs an extra day!! And… READ!!! :D And I’ve got a review coming up in just a few hours. ;)

But first!! THREE THINGS

  1. I’m getting into the holiday spirit and learning to make Christmas-treat scented candles!! Cute little homemade jar ones, and they’re curing as we speak. I can’t wait to see how well they burn and smell – I mixed and matched these scents to make candy cane candles and gingerbread candles. *fingers crossed* If all goes well, I’ll give some to my friends and family to try!
  2. My re-organizing of the site and properly categorizing the best blog posts into a “pick your genre” list (for better searching) is coming along nicely!! I’m an organizer and a list-maker at heart, so this is soothing to my soul. Each day… a new and improved category. ;)
  3. It’s still pretty hot out here, always in the 80s during the day. *sigh* Can’t wait for more regular crisp and chilly days!


  1. Mouth to Mouth (Beach Kingdom) by Tessa Bailey <— Tessa Bailey ALERT!! HER LATEST IS LIVE!!! She’s one of my favorite authors in the world!!!! :D !!! SHE’S SHELTERED & HE’S GOT A PRISON RECORD…A man with a prison record has no place around a fresh faced college student. Tell that to Rory Prince. He should stay the hell away from Olive Cunningham. There’s one small problem, though. She won’t stop almost getting killed—and with this too-smart, too-sweet girl holding his heart in her hands, Rory is powerless to do anything but keep saving her…”
  2. Bulldozer (Hard To Love Book 3) by P. Dangelico <— P. DANGELICO’S LATEST IS LIVE!! FOOTBALL STAR & THE WOMAN LIVING IN THE BEACH HOUSE WHERE HE WANTS TO STAY… “…The last thing she needs is a monkey wrench thrown into her smoothly running life. Grant Hendricks is one big monkey wrench. The four time Defensive Player of the Year, three time NFL sack leader, and all around football god has officially hit rock bottom…”
  3. All We Want (Alabama Summer Book 6) by J. Daniels <— THE LATEST BY J. DANIELS IS LIVE & super-bargain priced!! They want babies… “…when month after month ticks by with nothing but disappointing news, and the stress gets too much to take, their relationship will be tested in ways it’s never been tested before…”
  4. Variant Lost (The Evelyn Maynard Trilogy Book 1) by Kaydence Snow
  5. Lincoln Shaw: a book in the Cotton Creek Saga (Heartbreakers & Heroes 8) by Ciana Stone
  6. Love Is by S.E. Harmon <— HER BEST FRIEND TELLS HER TO BRING A FAKE DATE… “…Maybe one day I’ll learn that listening to Julian is always a recipe for disaster. Someday I’ll remember that he talks faster than he thinks, and any idea out of his mouth is probably a bad one. Until then, let me explain how I got into this mess. My name is Avery Jane, and I’m about to show you what happens when a fake relationship gets all too real...”
  7. Confessions: The Princess, The Prick & The Priest (Confessions Series Book 4) by Ella Frank <— LIVE!!! ELLA FRANK M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!! “…My men are smart, sexy, sophisticated—and most of all, crazy about me. The only problem is trying to explain that to my big, opinionated Italian family. But after all we’ve been through, we deserve a happily ever after…”
  8. For Keeps by Tiffany Patterson <— FOOTBALL STAR ALERT!! “...after having my heart crushed once by the man who claimed to love me and only me, I wasn’t exactly itching to take another walk down that aisle. Especially, not with another athlete of all people. Then, in walks Tyler Townsend. Or rather, I walked into his life…”
  9. Heartthrob (Bennett Brothers Series) by Ahren Sanders <— HE’S TAKING HIS SHOT…. “…my time came. I saw my shot, took it, and never looked back. What I didn’t know was some mistakes are irreparable. Claire thinks our happily ever after is impossible, but I have other plans...”
  10. Fashionably Fabulous: Book Eleven, The Hot Damned Series by Robyn Peterman
  11. This Kiss (Sweetbriar Cove Book 8) by Melody Grace
  12. My Little Secret (The Breaking Series Book 3) by <— MMA FIGHTER!! SHE’S SOOOO INTO HIM BUT THERE’S A CATCH… “...Let’s just call him my MMA celebrity dream lover. So when I find myself in Denver at the same time as him, at the same bar as him…I have to say hi. But I sure as hell shouldn’t take it any farther than that. Because he’s in town for one reason: to fight my brother in the biggest televised MMA match of the year…”
  13. Demons Are Forever (The Realm Book 3) by AE Jones
  14. Naked Truths (Naked, a romantic mystery, thriller and suspense series Book 1) by Karen Botha
  15. The July Guy by Natasha Moore
  16. Hug Me, Holly! by Jill Shalvis <— JILL SHALVIS CHRISTMAS ROMANCE!! “…Sheriff Riley McMann couldn’t believe his ears when Holly Stone announced that she’d be taking over the only café in Little Paradise. She looked as if she hadn’t worked a day in her life, and besides, he had to eat there!...”
  17. Mistletoe in Mayhem Boxed Set (Whiskey Sisters Book 3) by L.E. Rico
  18. Meant For You by Layla Hagen
  19. Knocked-Up Cinderella by Julie Hammerle <— OOOOOPS!! SHE’S PREGNANT… “…Ian Donovan may be a richer-than-hell venture capitalist, but he’s no Prince Charming ready to sweep me off my feet. Good thing I don’t need him. I’ve been doing fine on my own for forty years, and I’m not about to start changing that now. Ultrasounds, swollen feet, midnight cravings? Bring. It. On...”
  20. Persuade (A Leathers Novel Book 2) by Lacey Weatherford <— OLDER WOMAN/YOUNGER MAN ALERT!! “Sexy Asher Denton thought he’d spend his entire career in the Navy. Never in a million years did he imagined that choice would end with him killing his best friend. Now, back in civilian life and struggling to get a new job and degree, he’s suffering from nightmares and the guilt of his hidden secret. He’s also avoiding his mom’s house since Sutton, the mother of his best friend is her next-door neighbor...”
  21. Welcome Home Hero (Holiday Love Book 6) by Marie Savage <— SINGLE MOM & THE AIR FORCE PILOT ”...Olivia can’t deny her attraction to Clover’s hometown hero, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Sullivan. The Air Force pilot is not only handsome, but his sense of excitement and adventure sparks something in her that she had never felt before. She is also touched by the quick bond that has formed between Tom and Mason. Tom has made it clear to her that she is in his target range and nothing would make him happier than having both of them in his life
  22. Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen
  23. Entrusted: The Love Duet: Book 2 by L.M. Carr
  24. The First Rule of Hook-Ups (Breakup Bash Book 1) by Nina Crespo <— LIVE!!! HE’S THE STRIPPER SHE’S INTO... “…Last time we were here, it was for my bachelorette party. That night, I met one of the dancers – Raphael – and when he flirted with me, I almost forgot I was engaged. And there’s a part of me that never forgot him. Now, it seems my friends have wandered off and I’m thinking about calling it a night. Until the music begins and I see Raphael, my secret fantasy, on stage. And this time, I’m definitely not engaged...”



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 (going live soon!!!  :D )

  1. Tragic (Lark Cove Book 3) by Devney Perry -  November 13th 2018
  2. Whiskey Undone (Whiskey and Lies Book 3) by Carrie Ann Ryan - November 13th 2018
  3. Control: An Everyday Heroes Novella by K. Bromberg – November 13th 2018
  4. Look Alive Twenty-Five: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich – November 13th 2018
  5. Reclaiming Izabel (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Victoria Paige - November 13th 2018
  6. Tequila Tequila by Emma Hart – November 13th 2018
  7. Control: An Everyday Heroes Novella by K. Bromberg – November 13th 2018
  8. Pucked Love (The Pucked Series Book 7) by Helena Hunting - November 13th 2018
  9. Fireworks (True North Book 6) by Sarina Bowen -  November 13th 2018
  10. Possession (Perversion Trilogy Book 2) by T.M. Frazier -  November 13th 2018
  11. The Beautiful Years II: A Mafia Romance Saga by Annie Rose Welch -  November 13th 2018
  12. A Perfect Lie by Lisa Renee Jones – November 14th 2018
  13. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling - November 16th 2018
  14. Only Love (One and Only Book 3) by Melanie Harlow – November 26th 2018

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!! Check out my new “PICK YOUR GENRE” list (or should I have called it, pick your “book-catnip” list?) ;)

What are you in the mood to read? In the mood for something specific? To make “searching” for something to read easier, I’ve compiled a list of all my blog posts “tagged” with whatever particular genre, or “feel” we’re in the mood for.


P.S. PLEASE NOTE: I’ve got thousands of my blog posts that I’m currently properly organizing, so these lists will update automatically, and daily! If some of the categories seem a bit sparse it’s because I’m still backtracking, and categorizing those.

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HAPPY FRIDAY & HAPPY LONG WEEKEND to many of us. Extra time for book fun!!! I’ll still be in blog update/organizing mode all weekend, and of course… in reading mode to give my mind an organizing break. :D !!! In fact, I’m going in to a book right from this list (Heartbreak Warfare) and it’s by one of my favorite authors. Plus, the reactions to it are incredible so I can’t wait!!

<— P.S. That one there to the left is CALLING ME BIG TIME!!!!!! She fell in love with her perfect man, and he turns out to be her worst nightmare… OH MY!!!!


  • Bloodstained Beauty by Ella Fields <— LIVE!!! OMG THIS ONE SOUNDS AMAZING!! She thought she met her perfect man, and he turned out to be a monster!! “…The life I’d stumbled into was beautiful, and the man I loved was perfect.
 But perfection comes at a cost, and I’d slumbered through all the alarms. Then I met my nightmare. 
The man whose bright eyes held untamed darkness. 
The man who disarmed me with his peculiar behavior. 
The man whose cold, merciless hands shook me awake. 
In an instant, questions started to dismantle my happy ever after.

Stephanie: I am currently reading this and omg its so freaking good!!

Kristy: Review at the top of the list says go in blind so here we go :D

  • Heartbreak Warfare by Kate Stewart & Heather Orgeron <— SUPER-UBER ANGST ALERT!!! Recently released and we have feedback ’cause Susan LOVED it!

Jennifer: I can take having my heart ripped out; I can handle gut wrenching sobs, I can handle my heart pounding in anticipation, and all the angst you want to throw at me….however HEARTBREAK WARFARE is in a class of it’s own. The level this book did all of that to me is like no other I have ever experienced. It has not been easy, very tough to read at times and I am not even done with it. (80%) I have had to take multiple breaks from it when the hurt got to be too much. Even when I was taking these breaks I could not stop thinking about them. I am starting to think there may not be enough stars in the sky for this one.

Susan: Just finished Heartbreak Warfare today and OMGosh that book gutted me but in such a good way, I hate to cry. Hate it but these tears were so good. Loved this book and literally could not put it down until I finished it. Can not stress enough how good it was.

Jenn: Finished “Heartbreak Warfare” yesterday and the first word of the title says it all.

  • Tempted by Love: A Montana Heat Novel by Jennifer Ryan <— RECENT RELEASE SUPER-BARGAIN!!! THE DEA AGENT & HIS BEST FRIEND’S LITTLE SISTER… “...Alina’s always been steady, focused, and lived on the safe side of life. Jay is totally devoted to his dangerous job. She knows a future with him will be filled with worry that one day he won’t come home. She’s done it with her brothers. She’s not sure she can face that uncertainty with the man she loves. Yet being in his arms is a bad idea they keep repeating, again and again...”
  • Exmas by Winter Renshaw <— Winter Renshaw’s latest is LIVE!! She was so into him but then he stole her promotion… “…Refusing to work beneath him (professionally speaking and otherwise), I transferred 2,014 miles away to our Chicago division, and I’ve spent the past year trying to remember how much I hated his panty-melting smirk so I can forget how much I secretly loved the way his ocean eyes lit every time I walked into the room. But he’s just announced a last-minute site visit the week between Christmas and New Year’s, and on top of that, he’s audaciously designated me as his ‘right hand gal’ during his visit...”
  • Balance: A Forbidden Gymnastics Romance (Off Balance Book 1) by Lucia Franco <— SUPER-FORBIDDEN/SUPER-BARGAIN FOR THE FIRST TWO BOOKS ALERT!! And OMG the comments about this series!!!

Meagan: Omg I’m obsessed with this series! It’s sooooo good!

Nay: I’m halfway through, and that one scene at about 43% knocked my socks off!!!

Robyn: Good Lord, I need to thank whoever recommended Balance by Lucia Franco! This book is most definately forbidden. I wasn’t sure I was going to like it because of the drastic age difference, but something just hooked me in. I couldn’t stop reading this book. Now I’m on to book 2, Execution. These books are very well written and if you like gymnastics, it’s another plus.

  • Binding 13: Boys of Tommen #1 by Chloe Walsh <— SO MUCH LOVE for this one!! A few of us are reading this one together and some of our veterans loved it!

Jan: Binding 13′s more NA than YA. I’m not often a fan of either genre really, but there was just something about this one and I couldn’t stop reading it. The length didn’t seem to be an issue. I’m easily bored in books but I never got bored with this one.

Tasha: Binding 13 is crazy good. If only ppl understood my need to live in this book and leave. me. be. It’s giving me old school feels! And talk about fleshed our characters. Something about the way they curse makes it feel more classy than over here. Lol! The spelling too…. I tell you what though, those 800 pages really don’t feel daunting. I DO love it. I will definitely jump into the next book right away!

  • Cole by Tijan <— TIJAN SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!! LEADER OF THE MAFIA & she’s about to fall in love with him… “...I shouldn’t have remembered him. He was just a guy who walked through a restaurant. I didn’t know his name. We never made eye contact. There was no connection between us at all. But I could feel him. The tingle down my spine…” P.S. This one was just recommended on today’s reader question request of “criminal underworld” books!!
Tiffany: this is a good one!
  • Make Me: A Broke and Beautiful Novel by Tessa Bailey<– Tessa Bailey super-bargain alert!!Construction worker Russell Hart has been head-over-work boots for Abby Sullivan since the moment he laid eyes on her. But he knows a classy, uptown virgin like her could never be truly happy with a rough, blue-collar guy like him. If only she’d stop treating him like her personal hero—a role he craves more than oxygen—maybe he could accept it...”
  • The Music Shop: A Novel and The Solitude of Prime Numbers: A Novel <— TASHA found us goodies!! And she’s my book-twin, so… ;)
Tasha: The Music Shop: A Novel is on sale… and The Solitude of The Solitude of Prime Numbers: A Novel by Paolo Giordano is on sale… Neither are romance, but they look to be good ones. Up Jumps the Devil by Michael Poore is on sale …. I’d never heard of it before (not romance) but it sounds super intriguing.
  • Marriage Mistake by R.S. Lively <— LIVE!!! SHE DOESN’T REMEMBER GETTING MARRIED TO THIS JERK BILLIONAIRE…If only I’d listened to reason. Now, I’m knocked up and married to this domineering billionaire.*hrmph* I dunno. Why don’t I feel bad for her? ;) :P
  • Maybe Don’t Wanna (The Simple Man Series Book 2) by Lani Lynn Vale <— LANI LYNN VALE SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!! SHE WON’T LISTEN * SHE THINKS SHE CAN SAVE HIM... “...For appearances’ sake, he plays the part. He does what people expect him to do—mostly. And at the end of each day, he goes back to his lonely apartment and wishes he was a different person. One who could fix the things he’s broken. Then Kayla Nash forces her way into his life, and the world as he knows it is irrevocably changed...”
  • Doctor Daddy: A Dark Daddy Romance (Dark Daddies Book 2) by B. B. Hamel <— STEAMY NEW RELEASE W/ A BOSSY DOMINANT!! (and the author has a warning: Doctor Daddy is an ultra hot Daddy Dom romance featuring an older man and a younger woman. It has super steamy scenes and some bad language, plus lots of fun banter. It’s only recommended for readers 18+. If you like spanking, dirty talk, silly puns, and dominant men, something tells me you’re going to love this book!”
  • Royally Yours: A Standalone Romance (Royally Series Book 4) by Emma Chase <— RECENT RELEASE & WE HAVE FEEDBACK!! JR LOVED IT!
JR: I read Royally Yours this weekend and loved it! It was sweet and sad and oh so good. This whole series is one of my all time favs.



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. Repeat by Kylie Scott <— KYLIE SCOTT PREORDER ALERT!!!! It sounds so good! The author says:
“I’m so excited to reveal the cover for REPEAT! It’s an Audible Original standalone releasing – January 7th , 2019. Meaning the ebook will be available early April.”

PREORDERS (going live soon!!!  :D )

  1. Bulldozer (Hard To Love Book 3) by P. Dangelico – November 12th 2018
  2. Tragic (Lark Cove Book 3) by Devney Perry -  November 13th 2018
  3. Whiskey Undone (Whiskey and Lies Book 3) by Carrie Ann Ryan - November 13th 2018
  4. Control: An Everyday Heroes Novella by K. Bromberg – November 13th 2018
  5. Look Alive Twenty-Five: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich – November 13th 2018
  6. Reclaiming Izabel (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Victoria Paige - November 13th 2018
  7. Tequila Tequila by Emma Hart – November 13th 2018
  8. Control: An Everyday Heroes Novella by K. Bromberg – November 13th 2018
  9. Pucked Love (The Pucked Series Book 7) by Helena Hunting - November 13th 2018
  10. Fireworks (True North Book 6) by Sarina Bowen -  November 13th 2018
  11. Possession (Perversion Trilogy Book 2) by T.M. Frazier -  November 13th 2018
  12. The Beautiful Years II: A Mafia Romance Saga by Annie Rose Welch -  November 13th 2018
  13. A Perfect Lie by Lisa Renee Jones – November 14th 2018
  14. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling - November 16th 2018
  15. Only Love (One and Only Book 3) by Melanie Harlow – November 26th 2018

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Lene is looking for a specific book genre too. She’s looking for the bad guys. The REAL bad guys. ;)

She asks:

I need help!

I’m really in the mood for the on the edge of your seat underworld romance.. The ones where you don’t know if he’s bad for you or hands down just dangerous…

All fighters, drug lords and other criminals please get in line and bring your friends lol

Do you have any suggestions?

I sure DO Lene. I was on a HUGE bad guy kick awhile ago, and made some fun lists for us to choose from, but I’d be happy to collect some of the latest reader recommendations and add to them!

So far, here are my lists:

Anyone else?

Jenn: The first books that popped in my head when I read this question was a series I read years ago-I absolutely loved it. 5* everybook in the series. Not so much Mafia but “Secret Society”. Pieces of Lies series by Angela Richardson

Shanny: Nanny and the beast: A Billionaire Mafia Romance by Georgia Le Carre // Carter Reed, Carter Reed 2Cole by Tijan.

Jennifer: Megan March: The Anti Hero’s Collection ( Mount Trilogy). And then Savage Trilogy

Heather: Gypsy Brother Series