HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! Today’s list is FULLY loaded (30 of ‘em!!) with plenty of tried-and-true reader recommendations for us (one, below, has a title that had us shocked eek and giggling, lol but supposedly it’s really good!!!), some new releases and some super bargains!

P.S. I’ll add more as we find ‘em. ;)

P.P.S. If you’re still in Christmas shopping mode, Amazon assures us there’s still plenty of time to order and get what you need, shipped on time! I AM still in shopping mode, and so this makes me happy. ;) *phew* And also, the KINDLE UNLIMITED” subscription is still on sale right now! :D !!!!

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE FOUND :D !!

  • What the Hail (The Hail Raisers Book 4) by Lani Lynn Vale <— LANI LYNN VALE’S LATEST IS LIVE!! This one sounds SO goooood! He towed her car, and made her cry… and then he felt bad and comforted her…  *sigh* “...She’s wanted him since he patted her back and told her it was okay to cry even though she knew he was lying. Nothing ever goes right for Lark. Not when she got married. Not when she tried to leave her abusive husband, and not when she arrived in a new town with a fresh, clean slate…”
  • Room Mates (The Series) by Kendall Ryan <— KENDALL RYAN SERIES BUNDLE SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!! And I. Mean. SUPERBARGAIN!!! “Get ready for 4 complete friends-to-lovers rom-com standalones.”
Ashley: The House Mate by Kendall Ryan, another one that I really enjoyed…
Katherine: “I really, really liked this entire series. I think that there is the perfect amount of “angst” – no ugly cry, but enough to feel for the characters. And of course, there is good sexy fun to be had in these books.”
  • CowSex by Lesley Jones <— TEE HEE!!! Yes… we’re giggling over the title, but also hearing this has a KA feel!!! :D

Debbie: You have to read CowSex by Lesley Jones. Regardless of the title, I promise no bovines were hurt in the book. It starts off similar to Kristen Ashley’s Book, The Gamble, but it is funny and sweet. …It was what ended my reading rut.**blushes** Pardon the pun. It is NOT about beastiality,and I loathe to admit I read a book with such a terrible title, but I needed something funny after watching the news. The magic doesn’t begin until she gets to America. The title is explained. I’ll give it 4 to 4.5 stars because I thought it was rushed in a couple of places.

MichelleS: I’m afraid to put “Cowsex” into any search engine or even Amazon! GAH! You must give me some more details…. I can’t believe you were brave enough to read a book with that title. LOL.

Amy: 8-O Try Cowsex?!? Debbie wins the comment of the day!! Bahahahahaha!!!!!

Nay: So I’m going to ask my new ‘most important question’–Is Cowsex dual POV?

Maryse: Oh I’m with Nay!!! POV? I’d rather it be just from one cow. Especially the “she” cow. ;)

Grey: Probably the funniest question taken out of context ever… “Is Cowsex dual POV?” *bwahahaha*

Debbie: I know you may have some…reservations…kinky thoughts….weird vibes about a book with that title, there is a funny explanation. It is similar to KA’s The Gamble. Gracie comes to Colorado for a long vacation, not realizing that her rental should have been cancelled, but that is really the only similarity. This book is warm, funny, and sexy. It’s about two complete strangers who meet from different worlds and just click. I wish I could meet these characters in real life. The story seems effortless and has to be one of my favorite reads this year. … Lol! I think I liked Cowsex because it fits in with all of the Hallmark movies I’ve been watching. I needed something light and different from the usual tropes.

Kandace: I just downloaded Cowsex. I passed earlier on it because of the title.

  • Red Hot Christmas by K. Larsen & Mara White <— A CHRISTMAS TREAT JUST WENT LIVE FOR US!!!!! Mara White and K. Larsen’s latest, and it’s super-bargain priced!! She’s a high powered executive and he’s a sexy janitor that’s getting famous on social media… and then she gets locked in the basement. ;) “…She’s a tightly wound, high-powered executive and he’s a janitor in the maintenance department. Amber is busy planning the Christmas party for her firm, while Frankie’s muscles are quickly earning him Internet stardom. On Christmas Eve, the temperature skyrockets, leading Amber to investigate the problem. Restricted access elevators leave her locked in the basement with nothing but a bottle of Fireball and a plastic cup full of red hots...”
  • Kairos by Mary Calmes <— M/M ROMANCE
  • Vampires in America: The Vignettes – Volume 2 by D.B. Reynolds
  • Christmas Forever (The Inn at Sunset Harbor—Book 8) by Sophie Love
  • Team Player: A Sports Romance Anthology by Adriana Locke, Charleigh Rose,‎ Ella Fox,‎ Emma Scott,‎ Kate Stewart,‎ Kennedy Ryan,‎ L.J. Shen,‎ Mandi Beck,‎ Meghan Quinn,‎ Sara Ney <—- HOLY MOLY AUTHOR AWESOMENESS ALERT!!!!!!! “The good news? Eleven bestselling authors have gathered to give you a set of stories focused on the men we love most—sports heroes. We bet you’ll love this thick…book. The bad news? The men in these novellas don’t actually exist…” <— LOL!!! :P BRATS!!!
R: For anyone waiting for Team Player, it just went live!
  • The Heart That Breaks by Inglath Cooper <— LIVE!! SHE WANTS TO MOVE TO NASHVILLE… but “…when up and coming songwriter Nathan Hanson strikes up a conversation with her in their senior Lit class one afternoon, Ann-Elizabeth knows full well the foolishness of adding something else to her life that she will never be able to keep…
  • It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe by L.P. Dover <— LIVE!! TIME TRAVEL CHRISTMAS LOVE STORY??!! “…A week before Christmas, Adeline is all set for her best friend’s wedding, even though she dreads having to go to it alone. But when she’s given a Christmas wish that could change her future forever, she’s whisked away to the past, to a completely different place and time. It’s also when she meets him, William Blair, the man who steals her heart…”
  • Her First Kiss: Londons story (Firsts series Book 1) by MJ Fields <— LIVE!!! THEY’VE HAD A TUMULTUOUS CONNECTION ALL OF THEIR LIVES… “Having experienced a lifetime’s amount of loss and love under the spotlight of her stepfather and stepbrother’s rock and roll stardom, London Fields decides now is her time to shine. Leaving for college with a clear focus and big dreams around her musical theater major, she is ready to take on the world … under an assumed name. Protecting her identity will allow her the freedom to experience life and maybe love for the very first time…”
  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur <— #1 ON AMAZON RIGHT NOW!!! Soooo…. what’s the deal with this book? Has anyone read it yet? It’s all the rage ’cause it’s #1 on Amazon right now, and I keep seeing it mentioned. A book of poems? The cover and title haunt me… I’m curious!!

Kate: I read it because of all the hype and was very Meh about it. The last chapter had a few pages that I related with, but for the most part it wasn’t my cup of tea.

Megan: I loved it!!! If you don’t find her story relatable then I could see why some people wouldn’t like it though.

Kate: It’s a quick read for sure, so worth it just to check it out and see what the hype is about.

  • The Beast Within (Conversion Book 5) by S.C. Stephens <— LIVE!!! S.C. STEPHENS ALERT!!! Vampire family and I believe these have to be read in order. ;)
  • Never Again by <— LIVE!!! *WHOOPS* SHE’S WITH HER BOSS’S SON ALERT!!! “...Problems arise when the one Cora ‘gets under’ turns out to be the the son of the Director of Prosecution—her boss. Worse still, he’s young. Younger than Cora originally thought, and younger than she’s comfortable with…”
  • Lord of The Isles (Zebra Historical Romance) by Debbie Mazzuca <— TIME TRAVEL & HIGHLANDER ALERT!! MichelleS loves it!
MichelleS: …Lord of the Isles, by Debbie Mazzuca. Time travel & highlander = yippee! Loved it. Always a favorite reread for me. I’m now feeling in a nostalgic mood for a good Highland Romance.
MichelleS: Did you ever read Paula Quinn’s highlander novels? It starts with Laird if the Mist, and each story is a different couple, then the spinoff series is their kids! I adored these books!!! Best of the historicals for me!
Kandace: I read Collecting the Pieces by L A Fiore this week and I LOVED it. I couldn’t put it down. It had a little bit of everything I like in a book. I even cried a few times. I liked the h a lot. She was really strong and he… well, you’ll have to read it.
  • Strung by Victoria Ashley <— HER MUSICIAN DREAM MAN ALERT!!! JUST RELEASED A FEW DAYS AGO and today it’s super-bargain priced!! “...He’s a master at getting whatever he wants with little or no effort at all and I can’t help but to hope he wants me. Micah is cocky with a body that screams trouble with every rock-hard muscle. He’s wrong in every way and… I’m completely strung...”
  • Forever Christmas (The Forever Series Book 6) by Deanna Roy <— LIVE!! SOUNDS LIKE TEAR-JERKER SWEETNESS!!!! “…They tell mothers like me, a woman whose baby has died, that a new pregnancy will bring a rainbow baby. You know, the beauty after the storm. What they don’t say is how hard it’s going to be. How scary. How emotional. That at the lowest point, I will completely give up hope. I do have a saving grace. Several, in fact. Gavin...”
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid <— TAYLOR JENKINS REID SALE ALERT!!!!! This is her latest, much loved by many, and if you’ve been holding off due to the price, now’s your chance!!! (P.S. Here’s my review)

Grey: I’ve had 2 five stars this year, Mists of the Serengeti and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Both equally amazing in different ways.

R: best writing: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Grey: Score one for me. I told R. she was going to love The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo… I know she worried and worried about it, but the writing was so freaking fabulous….

Leslie: The Seven Husbands book looks good despite it not being my usual thing. I am a bit nervous though as reviews said they cried..m TJR is typically a tearjerker. Hmmmm

Tasha: White Knights- it’s YA. I’ve read almost all of her Lexi Carmichael mystery series and thoroughly enjoyed those, so I’m looking forward to this too. Lexi is a geeky, socially awkward techy coder who has a great group of friends and a sexy, mysterious love interest, who always has a big, dangerous mystery to solve.
  • It’s Complicated (Awkward Love Book 1) by Missy Johnson <— LIVE!! HER NEIGHBOR CAUGHT HER “WATCHING” HIM… ;) Nick Jenson is my neighbor. My hot, oh-so-sexy, very-well-equipped neighbor that I’d spend hours watching from the safety of my bedroom window. I saw lots of things I probably shouldn’t have…”
  • Roomies by Christina Lauren <— CHRISTINA LAUREN RECENT RELEASE and now we have feedback! GAH!! I love the premise of this one!
Kandace: Roomies by Christina Lauren was great too. It was probably my fav book written by this duo. I’m a sucker for this trope.
  • BEAST by Pepper Pace <— A TAKE ON BEAUTY & THE BEAST ALERT!!! Patty recommends it!
Patty: Here goes my first ever post on this fabulous website that has been my go to place for book recommendations. I love this list! My number one all time favorite book of all time (Did I say that already?) has to be Beast, by Pepper Pace. It’s a “beauty and the beast” type of story with a Heroine who is on her own journey towards health, and a hero, Beast, who helps her on her journey. I’ve read and listened to this book countless times.
  • Full Tilt by Emma Scott <— TEAR-JERKER AWESOMENESS ALERT!! Teri just discovered one of our favorites!! :D

Teri: I know I’m changing the subject here but last night I finished reading FULL TILT and I have to admit I cried UGLY tears – ugly, sobbing, heart wrenching tears! I’m in recovery mode and trying to find my ‘happy’ place. Sigh

Maryse: YESSSS!!! Teri I LOVE that book SO HARD. Read the follow up. Just as amazing. <3

Robyn: I need you to know about my latest read. A Charm of Finches by Suanne Lacquer. You need to give this book more attention Girl! It is the second book in the series. An Exaltation of Larks (Venery Book 1) was first. ACOF could be read as a standalone but you will be missing out if you don’t read AEL first. Anywhoos, this book….gah….first off I’m not a real M/M fan unless the words are written exquisitely. A real heartfelt, deep moving story with substance. This book had it all. Man Suanne Lacquer can write! I felt I lived every moment with her characters. I want to meet them after reading all her books and say, message received, give me a hug and live the best You. Can I be your friend? ACOF deals with a topic I really knew nothing about…male rape. This is a must read, it’s so empowering.Thanks for letting me decompress on you. LOL. It was a great book as are all SL’s books. The only other M/M book I’ve read up there with this one is Wolfsong by TL Klune.

Cindy: I noticed that Left Drowning by Jessica Park is currently a Prime read and I would definitely recommend it to our fellow readers.

Neharika: I insist You have to read this book please

                              

 

AUDIOBOOK L:DVERS

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

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans 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!
  • Memory Man by David Baldacci <— Kooloo is listening to this one!

Kooloo: I’m listen to Memory Man by David Baldacci it’s about a former footballer that takes a hit and comes back from the dead with Hyperthymesia aka perfect memory recall… then becomes the perfect detective who looses all family violently… then gets called back to duty as a consultant on a high school mass murder… its all very uplifting KIDDING. But Baldacci knows how to write gritty thrillers and narrator voice is very befitting.

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

  1. The Hookup (Moonlight and Motor Oil Series Book 1) by Kristen Ashley -  December 19th 2017
  2. Brave (Contours of the Heart Book 4) by Tammara Webber – December 19th 2017
  3. Cowboy Up (The Coming Home Series Book 3) by Harper Sloan - December 19th 2017
  4. Our Broken Love by Terri Anne Browning -  December 19th 2017
  5. Sinful Empire (The Anti-Heroes Collection Book 3) by Meghan March - December 19th 2017
Tessa: I pre-ordered Sinful Empire.  The series is stupidly insane. I’m loving it.

    

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Jessica and Kristal have both made this request, and it’s a great idea for a list. Even if I’m mostly into “bad boys”, I find myself falling head-over-heels for the subtle boys too. Maybe even more so, now, than ever.

So let’s build it!! :D !!!

Jessica: Maryse! We need a list of shy guys! I love a cocky alpha as much as the next lady – self-assured, hot, bossy, he knows the chick is can’t resist his charms… but the shy guy is an untapped resource of swoon!

My favs in a tentative list are Rhett in How to Date a Douchebag: The Learning Hours, Archer from Archer’s Voice, Caleb from A Kiss Like This by Sara Ney and Will from Breaking the Silence. These guys aren’t necessarily hermits or recluses (I love that list too) but they are a bit awkward, shy, inexperienced, socially inept or totally unaware that they are sexy mofos. I need more book recommendations for shy guys!

Kristal: I have a question! There are so SO many books out there where the cool, confident guy falls for the awkward, shy girl but I can’t seem to find many (if any) books where it’s the opposite! Any ideas? Thank you!!

Right off the bat, I am going to recommend Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Love Series Book 1) by Jessica Park. Matty is a heart-stealer. P.S. Here’s my review. OH!!!! And and All of You (Between Breaths Book 1) by Christina Lee (and here’s my review of that one!!)

Anyone else? ;)

READER RECOMMENDATIONS:

Holly: Shy guy in Archer’s Voice!

Rebecca Also, Archer’s Voice, by Mia Sheridan. I’ll never forget sweet, silent Archer!!

Jovana: I second Jessica Park’s books. Also, More Than Water by Renee Ericson fits this request perfectly!

Jessica Park: Thank you! Flat-Out Celeste also has an atypical male lead. Justin is pretty quirky… :)

Holly: How about Making Faces as well?

Maryse: YES!!!!!!! I LOVED Making Faces!! (my review)

Jacqueline: Dark Wild Night (Wild Seasons) by Christina Lauren has a nerdy hero; Beautiful Secret by them has a shy hero.

Jeannie: Forever & Always (The Ever Trilogy: Book 1) by Jasinda Wilder, Deeper We Fall (Fall and Rise Book 1) by Chelsea M. Cameron, Collision Course by S.C. Stephens, My Only: A Versions Novel by N.K. Smith, and Contradictions by Tiffany King are a few that I can think of.

Julie: Reclaiming the Sand by A.Meredith Walters. He was bullied and shy.

Brandi: I loved Reclaiming the Sand by A. Meredith Walters!! Female bully and the boy with Asperger’s she bullied all grown up!

Paris: The Fix Up (First Impressions) by Tawna Fenske

Linda: Would Transcendence fall into this category? Just loved this book.

Jan: I second Transcendence. This is a really different premise/setting for a love story, but it totally works. An unusual but beautiful romance, and yes, Ehd is a shy guy!

Nancy: Heart-Shaped Hack: Kate and Ian #1 by Tracey Garvis Graves is one of my favorites of 2015.

Bobbi: Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton.

Sallie: Puddle Jumping - Amber L Johnson <— sidenote from Maryse! YES!!!! Loved this one! My review.

Michelle: All of You is still one of my favs but I never thought of him as the nerdy type

Maryse: True… that was a bit of a stretch but he’s not a “player” and he’s still a virgin, and he’s more or less shy, so I thought I’d include him. LOVED him. <3

Michelle: I loved him, I loved her and I loved them together. The whole story had me from the start.

Marion: Sweet Soul by Tillie Cole! The hero was truly a shy sensitive soul…loved it!!

Rebecca: The Georgina Kinkaid series by Richelle Mead. Seth is a nerdy author who writes his book in Georgina’s bookstore/coffee shop (she is a Succubus), love this series! And I’m loving these suggestions, I have a huge soft spot for Beta Guys!

Eden: Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren!

April: Beauty and the Billionaire: A Dirty Fairy Tale Romance not really nerdy but super shy and a virgin

                        

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Michelle is looking for this second chance romance book involving illness. Ohhhhhhhh, reading her sweet description already hurts my heart!!

She asks:

I need help finding a book that starts off where the boyfriend throws the love of his life a romantic dinner for two.  I think they are teenagers getting ready for college (or ?) and then she breaks his heart after they are intimate by saying she is leaving.

She has cancer and wants to battle it on her own.

When she comes back to town years later and tries to mend things with him, he is still angry/devasted/hates her.

The book came out a few years ago.

Thanks Maryse!!!

I wanna know too!!! :D Anyone have a guess?

Lisa: Could it be Nicole Williams’ Touching Down?

Joanne: A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole?

Trisha: Tillie coles “A Thousand Boy Kisses

Joanne: My Skylar by Penelope Ward?

  

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Astuti wants to read this one badly!!! But she can’t remember it, and I love the premise. It rings a bell, or at least the “hanging out in private” part does…

She asks:

Funny story: I saw someone reading this on the train on my way to college. And I might have read a chapter or two.

From what I gathered, the male lead was a guy named Aaron and the female lead was Alysson. Now, they both have been best friends for 17 years and are in college now. Aaron used to have a crush on her when they were little. Also, he used to call her Muffin and still does.

Now, he’s the heartthrob of the college and she’s the nerd. They don’t hang out in public but have movie nights.

And, Alysson is a singer, I think. The chapter I read had her singing on the stage for a Talent Hunt.

Please tell me you know the name of this book!!!

Does anyone know it?

Naomi: I found something on Wattpad, it’s called The Invisible Best Friends and sounds a lot like this.

Astuti: That’s it!!! Thank you so much, Naomi!

Maryse: YAY!!!! :D Another one solved!

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It’s that time again!! I’m getting ready to post our book-crew’s TOP 10 books for 2017 (and also getting mine ready, too). :)

And who better to kick us off, than our beloved MichelleS that was right there with us for most of the year, and then disappeared without a trace for the last couple of months!!! Why? She got hooked on CNN!!!!!!! Since. August!!!

MichelleS: Unfortunately, I’ve been binge watching CNN. Ugh! It’s depressing me, which makes me not want to read. …All this hurricane talk isn’t helping. I am glued to CNN. I need to just turn the TV off, I think. Going to go pour myself a glass of wine and get back to my book.

…I have been so so so busy with life. And I haven’t hardly read a thing. I do know every single pore on Anderson Cooper’s vampire like face though, or at least I should if he had any, because I think I own stock in CNN now. Got. To. Stop. Watching. News. UGH!

I have a feeling she’s not the only one. ;)

bev: MichelleS it cracks me up that you went to CNN and I went to K dramas. I still wanted the romance and pretty. But yeah I was not able to focus on a book at all. So instead of forcing it I just stopped too.

P.S. No worries. bev is still with us, too. I love our crew!!! It’s just been a strange… year. ;)

But MichelleS has got a list for us, ’cause good or bad “news” or not, she did read. :)

“…Sinners of Saint series got me out of my slump. Not sure how or why. This new Lauren Gilley book is awesome too. Maybe I’m healing?”

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MichelleS: So even with my big reading slump, I managed to get together a pretty good list for 2017. It is a bit of every genre I love to read, so I didn’t veer too far off base. These are all books that I can remember the plot and details, even after many months.

Best M/M (male/male romance) - In The Absence Of Light and September (Pride and Joy Book 1). Both are older/younger, but they couldn’t be more different.

Best PNR (paranormal) - Rhapsodic (The Bargainer Book 1), Into This River I Drown, and White Wolf (Sons of Rome Book 1) (Lauren Gillley is brilliant)

Best CR (contemporary romance) - Mists of The Serengeti and An Exaltation of Larks (Venery Book 1)

Best MC (motorcycle club) - Torn (Devils Wolves Book 1) and Undeserving (Undeniable Book 5) - Sheehan is back)

Best UF (Urban Fantasy) - Silence Fallen (A Mercy Thompson Novel) (will always make this list, I think) and Beautiful Monsters series

Best Fantasy - A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses) (love this series) and Weaving Man: Book One of The Prophecy Series

These made the list because there are some amazing writers up there (Sheehan, Briggs, Klune, Ford, Gillley, Maas), and the characters are so well written and memorable. I think Fantasy is best in a series, and these all delivered for me. What I didn’t see as a trend for me was – young adult, new adult, mystery or thriller, or any dystopian. Hmmm….. did I stick too much to my preferences? Maybe that was why the slump?

Looking forward to 2018

See you on the blog!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Reading!

            

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So who’s next? If you guys have one for me, email it to me, or message it to me, or even leave it in the comments and I will be turning them into official posts. Our 2017 BEST OF lists!!! :D

Email me here, or leave a comment on a blog post, or message me on Facebook with your favorites list (and if you can include little tidbits of why you loved each one), that would be awesome!!

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<— WEDNESDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!!! :D !!! LOOKIT WHAT’S LIVE!!! The V Card is Lauren Blakely & Lili Valente’s latest!! She’s got her sight’s set on her brother’s best friend…

“At 25, I run a successful business, live in a fantastic apartment, and have fabulous friends to go out with any night of the week. And yet I’m still a card-carrying member of a club I don’t want to belong to anymore.

Good thing I know just the man for the deflowering job—my brother’s business partner and best friend…”

HAPPY NEW RELEASE TUESDAY!! It’s a short and sweet list today (I suspect many are gearing up for the Holidays) but still some wonderful-looking stories to treat ourselves with. ;)

Oh and!! Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s post ➔ “Monday Earlybird Book Releases” (’cause it includes some of our favorites like Jennifer L. Armentrout, Whitney G., Sarina Bowen & Kendall Ryan!)

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

AUDIOBOOK L:DVERS

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

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans 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. Somebody Else’s Sky: Something in the Way, Book 2 by Jessica Hawkins
  2. Aveoth: VLG by Laurann Dohner
  3. Creed by Laurann Dohner
  4. The Girl Who Dared to Stand: The Girl Who Dared to Think, Book 2 by Bella Forrest
  5. Wild Trail: Clean Slate Ranch by A. M. Arthur
  6. Not Safe for Work by L. A. Witt
  7. Badd to the Bone: Badd Brothers, Book 3 by Jasinda Wilder
  8. The V Card by Lauren Blakely -December 13th 2017
       

 

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.)

  • Sleighed It: A Billionaire Bad Boys Holiday Novella (Bad Boy Billionaires) by Max Monroe <— MAX MONROE’S LATEST IS IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!!! ;) This one just went live a few days ago, and it looks like fun!!
  • Used by KP Simmon <— FREE TO READ ON WATTPAD!!! K.P. Simmon has been a huge part of the book industry for years now and runs InkSlinger PR (getting a package from them is like Christmas!!)
  • Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout <— JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT’s “Till Death” is super-bargain priced today!! Someone is watching… waiting. “It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago…”
  • Never Never: The Complete Series by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher <— COLLEEN HOOVER & TARRYN FISHER BUNDLE SURPRISE!!! Colleen says:

“…We’ve combined the entire Never Never series into one collection! …With a new cover from Okay Creations., we’ll be pulling the individual novellas and this will be the new complete Never Never series…”

Young: One of my favorite series ever is Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughn. For me, it is right up there with Tairen Soul series. …Maryse and everyone who haven’t read yet. Please read Tairen Soul series, or Warprize. Both were AMAZING and the best I’ve ever read!! The world building in the stories is top notch. You won’t be sorry.

Amy: Oh yes, ladies…Warprize!!! For me, it’s the closest thing to Golden Dynasty that I have read.

    

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN

  1. Amid the Winter Snow: A Holiday Anthology by Thea Harrison,‎ Grace Draven,‎ Elizabeth Hunter,‎ Jeffe Kennedy
  2. Total Eclipse of The Hunt: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery (The Happily Everlasting Series Book 5) by Mandy M. Roth
  3. Love Beyond Words: A Scottish Time Travel Romance (Morna’s Legacy Series Book 9) by Bethany Claire
  4. Holiday Magic
  5. Diamond: Book 1 in the Jewel Order Trilogy by Jenna K. Rai
    

 

CONTEMPORARY

  1. Miss Mechanic by Emma Hart <— SHE’S A WORTHY MECHANIC & HE DOESN’T BELIEVE IT……Dexter Ryne. Hotter than Hell in July and a firm believer that my place is on reception, taking phone calls and looking pretty. Not getting dirty under the hood of a car. Determined to prove each other wrong, we make a deal. I have three weeks to prove my worth as a mechanic. If I don’t, I’m on telephone duty…”
  2. Ford: 7 Brides for 7 Soldiers Book 7 by Samantha Chase
  3. Stay With Me (Lazarus Rising Book 3) by Cynthia Eden
  4. Grinch Reaper: Sleeper SEALs Book 8 by Donna Michaels
  5. Dawn of Surrender: A MacKenzie Family Novella by Liliana Hart <— LILIANA HART ALERT!!! ”…Elizabeth MacKenzie never dreamed she’d marry Cole MacKenzie, but thanks to her father’s meddling, Cole was hers to have and to hold. Forever. She needed an equal, not a man to rule her life, and Cole fit the bill every in every way. If only he loved her. One heart is broken and the other is bent on revenge…”
  6. Dare to Live (The Maxwell Series Book 5) by S.B. Alexander
  7. Cowboy Mistletoe (Dalton Boys Book 6) by Em Petrova
  8. Sweet Life (Sugar Rush) by Nina Lane <— NINA LANE’S LATEST!! “…As her friend and confidante for thirteen years, he knows her better than anyone. But when decking the halls leads them to an explosive, sexy night, everything suddenly changes…”
  9. Just One Taste (Oh Tequila Series Book 2) by C.A. Harms
  10. Almost Everything (Book 3) by Christie Ridgway
  11. Bound by Joy (Cauld Ane Series Book 8) by Piper Davenport
  12. New Year’s at the Graff (Holiday at the Graff Book 3) by Marin Thomas
  13. Passionate Persuasion (High Class Society Book 4) by Sherelle Green
  14. Future Risk (Pelican Bay Security Book 2) by Megan Matthews
  15. Let There Be Light (The Sled Dog Series Book 2) by Melissa Storm
  16. The Stories We Tell (Behind Our Lives Trilogy Book 3) by Charlene Carr
  17. The Merry Plan by Erin Brady and Gina McBride
  18. Unlearned: Virgin and Professor Romance by Haley Pierce
  19. One and Done (Island of Love Book 1) by Melynda Price <— SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHO HE IS... “…Being ranked one of the top surfers in the world does have its perks, but discovering your sex-tape was released on social media? Definitely not one of them. On the heels of a scandal that has sponsors threatening to cancel his contracts, Balen Kroft has strict instructions from his publicist to lie low for the next week while this whole fiasco blows over. Seven days of incognito before hitting the surf again at the Titans of Mavericks Invitational might not be such a bad thing—rest, relaxation, and fun in the sun… Until he comes face-to-face with his own personal riptide. If he’s not careful, Autumn Harris may just pull him under. The fiery ginger has no idea who Balen is and he’s determined to keep it that way...”
  20. Lies We Keep (Pieces of Me Book 1) by Danielle Rose
  21. The One Night Stand (A Players Novel Book 3) by Elizabeth Hayley <— SPORTS STAR ALERT!! “…when she gets a tip that Gabe could have ties to one of the biggest sports stories in history, a story that could make her career, Rachel decides that maybe she has a little time for the sexy baseball player after all. As she gets in deeper with both her story and Gabe, Rachel begins to question who she is, what she wants, and what exactly she’s willing to sacrifice for her career…
  22. Ride All Night (Raising Hellfire MC) by Michele De Winton <— WAITRESS LOOKING FOR HER HOLLYWOOD BREAK… “...Bad boy biker Rusty McKinley is used to women in his bed and doesn’t blink when he finds one at Wilde’s. But Beth’s prim reaction to her mistake isn’t what Rusty expects. He’s on the lookout for a woman to front an upcoming TV show about his garage, and Beth seems like the perfect match for him and his show. All he has to do is convince Beth he’s a better bet than his brother...”
  23. If Love was Fair by Savannah Stewart <— SHE WAS LEAVING TOWN… “…Colin Banks was an aspiring musician traveling from town to town looking for his big break. One night in a new town would end up shaking the once firm foundation of his dreams. What he didn’t foresee is what that night would end up meaning to him. If love was fair, so much would be different…”
  24. Different Boys by Norman Stark <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  25. Just Perfection (The Perfection Series Book 4)
  26. Perfectly Unexpected by Brandy Michelle
  27. In Spite of Lions by Scarlette Pike <— SOUNDS POIGNANT!!…Hoping to start over, she changes her name and boards the first boat to Africa. As Anna adjusts to a drastically different life in the barren landscape of Africa, she finds hope that she can finally be free from her past. But when a battle between Europeans and the African tribe she has come to call her family looms, she realizes that her past may never truly leave her…”
  28. Love for Christmas: A Billionaires and SEALs Romance Novels Boxed Set
  29. Sparkling Souls: A Sparkling Novel by Jess Wright

                             

 

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

  1. The V Card by Lauren Blakely - - December 13th 2017
  2. What the Hail (The Hail Raisers Book 4) by Lani Lynn Vale - December 14th 2017
  3. Brave (Contours of the Heart Book 4) by Tammara Webber – December 19th 2017
  4. Cowboy Up (The Coming Home Series Book 3) by Harper Sloan - December 19th 2017
  5. Our Broken Love by Terri Anne Browning -  December 19th 2017
  6. Sinful Empire (The Anti-Heroes Collection Book 3) by Meghan March - December 19th 2017
  7. The Hookup (Moonlight and Motor Oil Series Book 1) by Kristen Ashley -  December 19th 2017

      

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It’s Monday and I’m happy ’cause we have some earlybird book releases, and today I get to decide what my next read will be. *rubs hands together with gleeeeee* Anyone have a “must-read” for me? Old or new, I’m all ears. :D

I’m also happy ’cause I decorated my Christmas tree AND I just bought more of my beloved “Peppermint Mocha” coffee creamer. I didn’t realize I had a brand preference, but after sticking it through an entire bottle of “meh” I’ve returned to my HAPPY place of “International Delight” version. ;) I’m usually not that picky about anything but OMG the difference in flavor and richness is staggering.

Whoa… I just went on a morning coffee rant, didn’t I? ;) On that note, time for coffeeeeeee!!

Oh and…

Lookit! These just went live early!

  1. Over Us, Over You: A Novel by Whitney G. <— WHITNEY G’S LATEST IS LIVE!!!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL, it’s up and it’s working!! And it sounds AHMAZZZZZING!!! Unrequited love? He was just *ahem* with his best friend’s little sister, and he’s stopping it, immediately!

“…Just in case you’ve forgotten, you’re my best friend’s little sister. We will never be anything more. (We can’t be anything more.) Our previous friendship is still unresolved–or “over” in your terms, so I’d prefer if we worked on becoming ‘just friends’ again since you’re in town.

Nonetheless, I’m not a man who leaves questions unanswered–even the drunken ones, so to properly close our inappropriate conversation:

1) Yes, I liked the way your lips felt against mine when you were on top of me.
2) Yes, I do “prefer” rough sex, but I’m pretty sure I wasn’t rough with you.
3) No, I had no idea you were still a virgin…

This message never happened,
Corey”

  1. Man Hands by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby <— SARINA BOWEN ALERT!! THE TV RENO REALITY STAR & THE DIVORCEE…Too bad my ex shows up with his new arm candy. That’s when I lose my mind. But when my besties dare me to leap on the first single man I see, they don’t expect me to actually go through with it…
  2. A Love Fulfilled (Life & Love Duet Book 2) by Angela K Parker
  3. Chaos and Control by Season Vining <— SHE ROCKS HIS CONTROLLED WORLD… “Preston is a gorgeous, mysterious man, whose life is ruled by routine and order. Yet somehow, he finds Wren and her wild ways captivating. While their relationship grows in a delicate dance of chaos and control, the danger Wren thought she’d left behind during her travels is inching ever closer…and just may destroy them both…”
  4. The Deadbeat Next Door (Catalpa Creek Book 1) by Katharine Sadler <— NEIGHBOR PROBLEMS!!One night. One drunken mistake of a night and Carrie Harrison is forced to pretend to be engaged to her obnoxious, deadbeat, inconveniently gorgeous, Neanderthal of a neighbor or risk losing her job. How hard can it be?”
  5. Torrid Little Affair by Kendall Ryan <— KENDALL RYAN OFFICE ROMANCE ALERT!! “t’s the haunted look in her eyes that speaks to me. Like she’s taken just as much shit in her past as I have—maybe more. We both deserve a little fun…”
  6. Winter’s War (Her Guardians series Book 4) by G. Bailey
  7. His Country Heart (Sierra Creek Series Book 2) by Reggi Allder
  8. West Coast Love (Journey to the Heart Book 3) by Tif Marcelo
  9. Steam and Ink: Two Novels of Ink Plus Two BONUS Short Stories by Carrie Ann Ryan & Chelle Bliss
  10. Brave (A Wicked Trilogy Book 3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout <— JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT TRILOGY CONCLUSION ALERT!!!
          

 

PREORDERS (Just a few of those going live at midnight!! :D)

  1. Dawn of Surrender: A MacKenzie Family Novella by Liliana Hart – December 12th 2017
  2. Millions (Dollar Book 5) by Pepper Winters - December 12th 2017
  3. Miss Mechanic by Emma Hart - December 12th 2017
  4. What the Hail (The Hail Raisers Book 4) by Lani Lynn Vale - December 14th 2017

   

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Method 15/33
Good. Really good! I was more into the first half than the second half, but it rounds out well (In a good or bad way? My lips are sealed). ;)

Creepy and a bit terrifying but what kept me calm was the victim. No matter her uncertain, extremely dire situation and the lack of control she had on her current situation, she was plotting. She was thinking. She was getting ready to turn the tables.

Tricking someone into thinking he has power is the ultimate power play.

And I was right there with her!!!

Kooloo: Just finished Method 15/33 – yes the one Maryse listed above. I know my review will take me awhile to write I am still processing but supremely satisfied. There were so many elements (the writing, the wisdom/stupidity, the science/horror, the emotion/less, the truth/lies) to this story I found perfect Hands down this is my favourite book of the year!!!!

Maria: This looks so good!!!!!!

Jennifer: Method 15/33 sounds awesome!…..click!

Geybie: Oh you make me super curious about Method 15/33. Sounds delicious!

The perfect psych-thriller ’cause the heroine (victim) had her own set of sociopathic issues and not only was she dead-set on getting out of this alive, but she was relishing in potential revenge. And boy does it explore some potential. ;)

So what’s it about?

Highly intelligent, yet emotionally and socially… “different“…

“She is not a sociopath. She understands and can choose to feel emotion. But she might choose not to, too.”

…Lisa is raised in a “well-to-do” supportive, and fairly loving family. Fairly? Well you know it goes. All is well, but everyone in a family has their issues. As does she.

…in grade school, a counselor insisted I be examined due to the administration’s concern over my flat reactions and apparent failure to experience fear…

Things get even more complicated when she becomes pregnant as a teen, but even that doesn’t deter her future, or her expectations.

That is, until she’s kidnapped, snatched right off the road and driven to a remote location and held prisoner. Fed, watered, and allowed limited bathroom privileges, Lisa finds herself wasting away in a small, stuffy room, trying to protect the baby she knows they are planning on taking from her.

But when you place a near genius in a room with nothing to do, day in and day out… she does what she’s best at. She observes. She studies. She thinks. She practices. She plans…

I had decided from Hour 2 of Day 1 that I’d try to feign a schoolgirl politeness, be thankful, for I soon discovered I could outwit my captor, a man in his forties. Must be forty-something, he looks the same age as my dad. I knew I had the wits to beat this horrible, disgusting thing, and I was just Sweet Sixteen.

And this is the story of somewhat creepy and calculating, yet totally awesome and resourceful Lisa that intends on turning the table on the bad guys.

I calculated, everything. Be it physics, chemistry, medicine, microbiology, I loved all pursuits requiring order and comparison, calculations, and provable theories. I was coddled in this hobby of science and indulged by busy parents with a surplus of money. MIT was a foregone conclusion. My baby and I are very valuable, I thought as the abduction occurred. To my great dismay, however, I soon learned a hard lesson: we were not wanted for brains or ransom.

But not everything is that easy. Not even when you think you have the upper hand. ;)

Perhaps the mind holds us back from connecting the dots so we do not take conscious steps toward difficult changes until we are ready.

Good story, good execution, although the first half was much more addictive and exciting than the second. Told mostly from Lisa’s POV (and also told from the detective’s POV which y’all know I’m not as much into the whole “detective” thing), this one has a fully fleshed out experience. That said, it was less detailed, less tangible and more rushed once the last 3rd of the book hits.

I dunno. Had the book been entirely from her POV, even with everything that happened, I would have preferred it. ALL of it was necessary, but being in her head was the most creepy-scary-excitng aspect of the story. SHE is what held my attention. I was thrilled and yet wary.

But overall, I loved the insight. That personal introspection, and subtle yet obvious human psyche observations that had me in awe the whole way through. I felt… enlightened. This character had me reflecting… realizing. I love stories and characters that make you think, and this one did just that.

4 stars!

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