Happy Friday!! Some goodies on today’s list for the weekend, and… I forgot to do three things on Monday (I was too excited about Prime Day) so let’s do three things today!!!

1.) I ate my first square of Godiva Dark Chocolate 72% last night, and it was FABULOUS. By the way, I normally do not like dark chocolate, but I haven’t had a sweet thing in months, and it was heaven-sent. Also it’s dark, so it’s healthy right? ;)

2.) I’m almost finished Colleen Hoover’s latest “All Your Perfects” and I’m loving it. It totally blindsided me at one point. Review coming soon…

3.) My big Prime purchase was three more DNA kits (for my mom, sister and aunt that are coming to visit in just a couple of weeks).

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE FOUND FOR THE WEEKEND :D !!

  • Two Weeks Notice by Whitney G. <— THE LATEST BY WHITNEY G. IS LIVE!! SHE HATES HER ARROGANT BOSS & TRIES TO QUIT… “...That letter was rejected with his sexy, trademark smirk and an “I highly suggest you read the fine print of your contract…” So, I did. And now I’ve realized that unless I fake my death, poison him, or find a way to renegotiate my impossible contract, I’m stuck working under one of the cockiest and most ruthless bosses in New York. Then again, I thought that was the case until he called me late last night with an emergency proposition…”
  • Church. by Stylo Fantome <— STYLO FANTOME ALERT!! Ooooooooooooh book darkness!!! The latest by Stylo Fantome is LIVE!!! “…She would kill for him to love her. He just wants to kill. Maybe, if Emma Hartley prays hard enough, Church Logan can make both their wishes come true. Fuse, meet match.”
  • Exposed (Eagle Elite) by Rachel Van Dyken <— LIVE!! RACHEL VAN DYKEN ALERT!! And will only be available for ONE WEEK!!! “...All Tanit wants to do is make it through the school year without gaining any sort of attention. Until she gains his attention. He’s cruel. He’s beautiful. He’s everything she’s been warned to stay away from… Set 10 years into the Eagle Elite future, find out what’s happened to Eagle Elite University and make way for a new boss...”
  • Simple Faith (The Pagano Brothers Book 1) by Susan Fanetti <— LATEST BY SUSAN FANETTI IS LIVE!! Jan is excited about this release!
Jan: I’m excited about two new books coming I’ve only recently found out about. One is bk 1 of a new series by Susan Fanetti but connected to her Pagano family series. It’s called Simple Faith and it’s out on July 14th
Debbie: L J Shen Defy is a forbidden romance about a bad boy 18 year old senior and a female teacher. It is a great short story!
DG: Had to stop reading this morning because I didn’t want to RUIN my makeup from BAWLING my eyes out! UGH! SO GOOD that I just had to put it down so I can SAVOR my crying jag later when I have time! Where One Goes by BN Toler. Maryse- have you read it?!? Lots of feels…
MichelleS: Ooh ooh ooh… guys… this book is doing it for me…, love her writing (B Cherry, Disgrace).
Marina: I just finished a cute, funny read if you’re interested in an lighthearted read… The Billionaire’s Wake-Up-Call Girl. Odd title and cover but really endearing, funny, office… read. Seem to be on a quest for these kind of reads lately. And avoiding the heavy emotional ones.

Carrie: Love this series!!!

Tessa: I LOVED How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire. I was on a huge vampire kick when it came out and that one was hilarious. I love most of what Kerrilyn Sparks writes.

  • Surrender (Harris Brothers Book 4) by Amy Daws <— LIVE!!! SINGLE MOM & A SOCCER STAR ALERT!! “…Sloan Montgomery is a clothing stylist whose world was turned upside down when she found herself pregnant and moving to Manchester with a man who was never supposed to be her forever. Now recently divorced and struggling with shared custody of her daughter, control is a fleeting concept for this American living in England. Both Gareth and Sloan are in need of a release…”
  • Shiver by Suzanne Wright <— Tessa FIVE-STAR LOVED IT!!
Tessa: Shiver was intense enough for me. Oh, and a total 5 star. AND! The hints were there and I didn’t guess the bad guy!!!!! That’s always a thrill. Mostly, though, the storytelling and real feel of the book got me. It never felt contrived at all. <3 I finsihed GW2 a little around ten last night, and thought, okay, read for ten-fifteen before sleeping. NOPE. Up until 1am. It was THAT GOOD!
  • Greyson (A Hell’s Harlem Novel) by J.M. Walker <— LIVE!!! BIKER BOOK ALERT! “...It started the moment she passed out in my arms. Seduction. Vile. Depraved. Desire. She couldn’t remember her past but looked to me like I was her future. My walls were built. My heart was cold. My emotions vacant. After being alone for five years with only my motorcycle club at my side, she was who I had been searching for. The one I had needed all along to light up the darkness surrounding my life. Just when I thought I had her, just when I thought I could finally allow myself that happiness I didn’t think I deserved. She was ripped from my hands…”
  • Strength (Curse of the Gods Book 4) by Jane Washington and Jaymin Eve <— LIVE!!
  • Rock Free (Rock Candy Book 6) by Virna DePaul <— LIVE!!
  • Above All (A Heart of the Adirondacks Novel) by Rebecca Brooks <— LIVE!!
  • Eye Contact by Stacey Grice <— I SAW THIS ONE RECOMMENDED ON MY FACEBOOK FEED!! She’s a surgeon……Another day, another surgery, another life saved. That is, until the night a certain car accident victim lands on her operating room table. The strange connection she feels with this particular patient impacts her in every way…”
                    

 

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!

PREORDERS (The next few days & a few of next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Have Me (Collateral Book 3) by LP Lovell - July 21st 2018
  2. Dirty Sexy Player by Laurelin Paige – July 23rd 2018
  3. Four Day Fling by Emma Hart - July 24th 2018
  4. Girls’ Night Out: A Novel by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke - July 24th 2018
  5. A Noise Downstairs: A Novel by Linwood Barclay - July 24th 2018
  6. Believe Me: A Novel by JP Delaney - July 24th 2018
  7. Lost Boy by M. Robinson - July 24th 2018
  8. Royal Bastard (Royals Undone Book 1) by Nana Malone - July 24th 2018
  9. Blind Love (Cowboys and Angels Book 5) by Kelly Elliott - July 24th 2018
  10. Moore Than A Feeling by Julie Richman – July 27th 2018
           

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Gunay has a book question for us! He sounds like a jerk-face AND he’s her cousin’s ex!

She asks:

Hey guys, great suggestions over here.

I came upon this website when i was looking for a particular book, the name of which i have forgotten. Unfortunately i didn’t find it here, however maybe you can still help me find it.

The plot is: “The main heroine comes into town and falls in love with the ex of her cousin, I believe. The ex is still in love with her cousin tho, so when they first meet in a pub (or cafe), he gets mad at the main heroine, due to the reason that she is the cousin of his ex.

And then he is plainly rude to her at the first half of the book. Then he falls in love with her, obviously, and HE.”

There is a similar book by Abbi Glines, “The Vincent Brother” #2. But it is not the book that i am looking for.

So please, any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Anyone have a guess?

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Randi needs our book help! I love books when the main characters can’t stand each other. ;) All that push-pull (mostly pushing). So much tension!!

She asks:

Hey Maryse,

Looking for a title to a book I just read and now I can’t find it on my Kindle. It is set in New Orleans.  About a girl with a restaurant.

The book starts with her using the guy’s family’s bourbon in her recipes.  They can’t stand each other.  He hires her to cater a event for him and she only does it to get money to help her mother.

The guy then offers a marriage deal to her…….

any titles come to mind????

Thanks!!!

Anyone have a guess?

Andrea: I just read this one. I think it’s Burn for You (Slow Burn Book 1) by J.T. Geissinger.

Monique: Haha! I was like “I totally know this one!” But Andrea beat me to it.

Ella: The book you are looking for is Burn for You (Slow Burn Book 1) by J.T. Geissinger

Jessica: It’s called “Burn for You” and it is a KU Read AND Listen. The book used the idea of Beauty and the Beast.

Anna: “Burn for You” by J. T. Geissinger. Nice slow burn!

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Bigchik needs us,  and GASP!!!! eek Whoa. The end of her question has me imagining all sorts of angst!

She asks:

Hi Maryse. Spent hours trying to find this one.

Hero has an affair with the heroine on a business trip.

Later the heroine goes to meet her family and is shocked to find the man she had an affair with is her sisters boyfriend.

Its part of a series.

Anyone know it?

Madalina: Hello from Bucharest, Romania, Maryse! I think the book Bigchik is looking for is The Affair (The Evolution Of Sin Book 1) by Gianna Darling !

Keep up the good work because thanks to you and your blog I started reading books in English. Some years ago, I realized I had read almost all the contemporary romance/ paranormal romance books I could find in the library and there weren’t many books of these kind translated in Romanian so I started to look for English book recommendations and I found your blog. The first book I read was A beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. So…. from that moment on, when I want to read something good, heart-melting and anghsty, I search for your blog. This is the first time I’ve summon up the courage to write a comment. Kisses!

Lesley: It’s by Giana Darling and its called The Affair – part of the Evolution of Sin Trilogy.

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HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY & PRIME DAY CRAZINESS!!! Here is the entire list of Prime Day “Spotlight” deals and I’ll be posting deals that I find all day (stuff that I think relates well to our interests, plus stuff I love and personally use). Since the deals will be constantly changing, I will keep updating with new stuff! :D

<— And… AND!!!! Our incredible buddy read that I promise I DID HOLD OFF ON (for the most part ;) ) so I could read it with you guys. I promise. It starts awesome, but I didn’t get far yet.

Ela: IT IS LIVE!!! *takes Grey’s glitter bomb and goes wild*

Maryse: I GET TO READ ALLLLL DAY!!! Also… play in Prime, and I AM NOT flaking on this buddy read. I promise. YAY US!!! :D

Tasha: I got the prime credit with my preorder of All Your Perfects and I see at the botttom it says it expires July 31st. Like I’ll need that long. *snort*

Amy: ALL YOUR PERFECTS!!!!! Starting it in 3…2…1… *throws glitter in the air*

P.S. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out my latest review (and yesterday’s earlybirds!!):

  • Monday Earlybird Book Releases <— Yesterday’s earlybirds (15+!!) ANNNNNND….
  • Book Review – The Solemn Vow by Bree Dahlia <— SERIOUS MARITAL STRIFE ALERT!!! New-to-me author but I really enjoyed this one! It’s as romantically angsty as it gets (a love triangle that totally goes “there”). You know… Arsen, Thoughtless… you get the picture. ;) And you’ll feel it in every way.

PRIME DAY SUPER-DEALS!!

Ela: I highly reccommend the fire stick! Love mine! I’m on the InstaPot but Maryse YOU HAVE TO STOP POSTING THESE DEALS!!!!!!!!! YOU REMEMBER I JUST BOUGHT A HOUSE AND THE BUDGET IS TIGHT, RIGHT?

Maryse: LOL Ela!!! Yeah but… that’s how I find all the things I want to buy. ;) Then I share… I have an older Firestick from two Primes ago… not voice activated and I find it slow-ish (then again, I don’t have it plugged into it’s own power – it’s getting the power from the TV – might be why it takes longer to load). I wonder if I should upgrade?

JulieO: Maryse Need some gooood recipes. Just ordered an insta pot. Counting on you.

Maryse: I’m on it!!! :D

Heather: Love my Instapot!

Penelope: Do you know how many times I have almost bought this because of you? One of these days I’m gonna give into it.

Maryse: It is SO worth it. I can’t imagine why I ever lived without it for years. One whole job… DONE! All I had to do was push the button. ;)

Tasha: The snuggle me organic is on sale… I bought it at full price a month ago. Not a huge price reduction, but a sale is a sale. It’s the only thing my baby sleeps in now. I tried the musical bed thing for a while. Bassinet (HAH!), rock n play (ok for a while) and this. Now we just do this at night. I know none of ya’ll are having babies right now, but maybe a lurker is as desperate as I. Lol

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).

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. Bane  by L.J. Shen
  2. All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
  3. Love Machine by Kendall Ryan
  4. Twisted and Tied by Mary Calmes
  5. Hudson’s Luck: A Forever Wilde Novel by Lucy Lennox
  6. Cottage by the Sea: A Novel by Debbie Macomber
  7. Mistake of Magic: Reverse Harem Fantasy: Power of Five Series, Book 2 by Alex Lidell
  8. Competence: Custard Protocol, Book 3 by Gail Carriger
  9. Atheists Who Kneel and Pray by Tarryn Fisher
  10. The Naked Truth by Vi Keeland <— PREORDER (going live in just a few days)
         

 

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)

LisafromDFW: Jana Aston is an automatic Click for me!!!!!! Loved her debut novel “Wrong” and every single one since.

Jan: Yeah I read Jana Aston’s Wrong as well. It was a lovely book (although a couple of scenes were so WRONG lol).

  • Reed: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel (Carolina Cold Fury Hockey) by Sawyer Bennett <— SAWYER BENNETT HOCKEY STAR & it’s super-bargain priced today!
  • Sometimes I Lie: A Novel by Alice Feeny <— PSYCH-THRILLER & it’s on sale!!! :D She’s in a coma…Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it’s the truth?
  • Dread Nation by by Justina Ireland <— Tasha found us these!!
  • The Poppy War: A Novel by R.F. Kuang <— Tasha found us these!!
Tasha: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland is on sale
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang on sale for 2.99. Not romances, but they sound really good, good reviews!
  • The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir <— OMG!!! SUPER-SALE on one of my favorite books EVER!!! IT IS SO GOOOOOD I PROMISE YOU!!! Totally not my “usual” thing but come to find out, one of the best books I ever read, and it made me laugh and kept me on the edge of my seat like no other. Please trust me. THIS IS A MUST READ!!!!! And here’s my 5-STAR review!!!
     

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN NEW RELEASES:

  1. Competence (Custard Protocol) by Gail Carrier
  2. Strength Enduring (Talon Pack Book 8) by Carrie Ann Ryan <— HER MATE… “…Dhanielle Coburn has always been on the outside looking in when it comes to the Talon Pack, but she’s not about to let fate and the moon goddess decide her path for her. If and when she takes Kameron as a mate, it will be her choice. Yet when she suddenly finds herself in the Pack’s inner sanctum, deeper than she ever thought possible, she has to fight not only her need for the man in front of her but also a hidden secret about her family she didn’t even know she had...”
  3. Forbidden Mate (Shifter World: Royal-Kagan series Book 8) by Nancy Corrigan
  4. Twice Bitten by Rayna Vause
  5. The Shikari: Every family has its secrets by Dora Blume
  6. Fur & Feathers: Angels of Sojourn, Book Two by Joynell Schultz
  7. Slaying It (Chicagoland Vampires) by Chloe Neill <— CHLOE NEILL ALERT!!Merit, the Sentinel of Chicago’s Cadogan House, is pregnant. She’s ready to meet her daughter, but also excited to see her feet again. While out on an evening walk, Merit stops to help a man in need, only to find herself the victim of a kidnapping attempt...”
  8. A Bear’s Journey (Shifter Country Bears Book 4) by Dakota West
  9. Grave Debt (How To Be A Necromancer Book 2) by D.D. Miers and Graceley Knox
  10. Dragon Envy (Dragonfire Series Book 3) by Kelly Armenta
  11. Born into Darkness: Dark Reflections Book 1 by Mila Young
  12. Temptation in Neon: a poly paranormal vampire dark romance by Peter Dawes
  13. Over Their Ashes (The Van Wilden Chronicles Book 2) by Jessica Gleave
            

 

CONTEMPORARY NEW RELEASES

  1. All Your Perfects: A Novel by Colleen Hoover <— COLLEEN HOOVER THE MOST AWESOME SOUNDING BOOK EVER ALERT!! And we are BUDDY-READING!!

Amy: All Your Perfects. Enough said.

Tasha: Doesn’t All Your Perfects release the same day as prime day? Are we starting it that day? We ARE doing a buddy read of this one, right?! I have a feeling this one is gonna be GOOD! Maryse, are you reading it early? I would love to buddy read All Your Perfects with you guys! I’m usually a flake so I haven’t participated in one properly yet, but I’d like to on this 1.

Maryse: I have it, Tasha (an ARC) but I haven’t read it yet. I will definitely get in on the buddy read with you guys if I haven’t jumped in earlier. :D

MicheleG: I want in on the buddy read for All Your Perfects …can’t wait! I don’t know how Maryse has an ARC and hasn’t dug into it yet?! Gah!

Amy: I can’t WAIT for All Your Perfects!! Here’s to hoping this is another Hoover wallop to the gut.

  1. Saving Beck by Courtney Cole <— COURTNEY COLE’S LATEST!!! HER SON IS DOWNWARD SPIRALING DUE TO ADDICTION… “You think it can’t happen to you, that your kids, your family, will never be in this situation. I thought that too. But you’re wrong. Step into our world, and see for yourself. Watch my golden boy become a slave to this raging epidemic. Watch me try and save him. Drug addiction comes with a price.  Trust me, you’re not equipped to pay it.”
  2. Hot & Heavy (Lightning) by Tracy Wolff <— FOOTBALL STAR ALERT! ”…When my coach orders me to take yoga to “center myself,” I’m pissed—until I get an eyeful of delectable, flexible Sage Kaufmann. Unfortunately, she’s determined to keep things between us strictly business. But if Sage can get me to enjoy downward dog, maybe I can convince her that scorching hot sex could be the perfect shot of adrenaline…”
  3. Playing Hurt: An Aces Hockey Novel by Kelly Jamieson <— BAD BOY HOCKEY STAR ALERT!! And he’s in trouble lately… “…The only bright spot in my life is the Twitter flirtation I’ve struck up with pop princess Jordyn Banks. Turns out she’s a huge hockey fan—and she’s willing to wager a date on her favorite team. . . .”
  4. Built For Her by Alexa Riley <— ALEXA RILEY’S LATEST!! She hires a contractor…Genevieve has just purchased a beautiful historic home that needs a lot of love. Okay, maybe more than a lot, but she’s determined to make her dreams come true, so she hires a contractor to help her make that a reality. But when Barrett Cooper steps on her property, it’s like Thor himself has fallen out of the sky. How can she possibly think straight while having a heat stroke?
  5. Greed (Trojans MC Book 9) by Sam Crescent
  6. The Wedding from Hell, Part 1: The Rehearsal Dinner by J.R. Ward <— J.R. WARD ALERT!! “…it all started between arson investigator Anne Ashburn and ‘bad boy’ firefighter Danny Maguire. The Wedding From Hell is a sexy standalone novella that sets up Consumed’s storyline...”
  7. Falling for Mr. Right (Falling for Mr. Wrong Book 5) by Jenny Gardiner
  8. Good Game: A Gamer Romance (Leveling Up In Love Book 1) by Kat Alex Crystal
  9. One Day Like This: A feel good summer romance by Laura Briggs
  10. The Darkest Hour (F.O.R.C.E. Adventure Book 1) by Louis Scott
  11. Letting Go of Gravity by Meg Leder <— SHE’S SO STRESSED SINCE HER TWIN GOT CANCER… “…now that Charlie is officially in remission, life couldn’t be going better for Parker. She’s landed a prestigious summer internship at the hospital and is headed to Harvard in the fall to study pediatric oncology—which is why the anxiety she’s felt since her Harvard acceptance is so unsettling. And it doesn’t help that her relationship with Charlie has been on the rocks since his diagnosis. Enter Finn, a boy who’s been leaving strange graffiti messages all over town. Parker can’t stop thinking about those messages, or about Finn, who makes her feel free for the first time‘…”
  12. Heart Land: A Novel by Kimberly Stuart
  13. Rock Legend (Nothing but Trouble) by Tara Leigh
  14. Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott <— PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT!! “...Diane’s academic brilliance lit a fire in Kit, and the two developed an unlikely friendship. Until Diane shared a secret that changed everything between them. More than a decade later, Kit thinks she’s put Diane behind her forever and she’s begun to fulfill the scientific dreams Diane awakened in her. But the past comes roaring back when she discovers that Diane is her competition for a position both women covet, taking part in groundbreaking new research led by their idol. Soon enough, the two former friends find themselves locked in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse that threatens to destroy them both...”
  15. Blood Rose: A Billionaire SEAL Story, Book 8 (In the Shadows) by P.T. Michelle
  16. Old Enough (The Age Between Us Book 1) by Charmaine Pauls <— YOUNGER GUY OLDER WOMAN ALERT!! “I’m old enough to drive a car, buy alcohol, and enter a club. I’m old enough to take responsibility for my actions. I’m old enough for her. No matter what her middle-aged friends or society says. No matter she’s the age of my mother. No matter why or how I met her. I’ll take those secrets to my grave. And her with them. If those secrets don’t ruin us first.”
  17. Heartless (Merciless Book 2) by W. Winters and Willow Winters
  18. The Heat is On: Christian romantic suspense (Summer of the Burning Sky Book 2) by Susan May Warren
  19. Red Hunted: An MFM Ménage Romance Duet (Subscribe, Live, Love Book 1) by Allyson Lindt
  20. Told You So (A Saratoga Falls Love Story Book 3) by Lindsey Pogue
  21. Rocky Mountain Cowboy by Sara Richardson
  22. Giovanni by Natasha Knight <— MAFIA ROMANCE ALERT!! “…Something about this girl makes me curious, though, and it’s more than the scars that line her back. She’s on the edge of something. Something bad. She’s like a perfect, beautiful doll coming apart at the seams. And the last string is about to snap. She thinks I’ll hurt her. Break her. But thing is, she’s already broken. And she and I, we’re two peas in a pod. She’s my match, the perfect opponent. She’ll fight me to the finish, but I’ll win. I always do…”
  23. Wild Irish Grace: Book 7 in the Mystic Cove Series by Tricia O’Malley
  24. Cottage by the Sea: A Novel by Debbie Macomber
  25. Bound by Wreckage (Ravage MC Bound Series Book 6) by Ryan Michele
  26. Playing Hurt: An Aces Hockey Novel by Kelly Jamieson
  27. Sassy in Lingerie by Penelope Sky
  28. Coach Long by K. Weber <— K. WEBER FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT!! The coach and the runner… “…Starting over at a new school was supposed to be easy…but she should have known better. She likes to antagonize and tends to go after what she’s not supposed to have. When the arrogant bully meets the strong-willed brat, it sparks an illicit attraction...”
  29. Bound by Wreckage (Ravage MC Bound Series Book 6) by Ryan Michele
  30. Siren Beloved (Texas Sirens Book 4) by Lexi Blake
  31. Sico: Areion Fury MC by Esther E. Schmidt
  32. The Art of Inheriting Secrets: A Novel by Barbara O’Neal
  33. #Moonstruck (A #Lovestruck Novel) by Sariah Wilson
  34. Told You So (A Saratoga Falls Love Story Book 3) by Lindsey Pogue <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!! “...In the small town of Saratoga Falls, reputations are hard to shake, something Bethany knows first-hand. She likes to party and let loose, but that’s not who she is. Juggling college exams, a dysfunctional family, and an Autistic brother she’d do anything for, keeps her plenty busy. So when she’s forced to work with the one guy who’s always gotten under her skin, it’s all she can do to keep her focus. Despite their past, Nick is determined to show Bethany that she’s wrong about him—about them…”
  35. Cowboy Flirtation (Dalton Boys Book 7) by Em Petrova
  36. Captured (Hitman Series Book 2) by K.L. Humphreys and Pavan Kaur
  37. Going Up: A Novella (Kindle in Motion) by Tawna Fenske
  38. Me and Mr. Jones (Heartbreak Hotel Book 2) by Christie Ridgway
  39. Truly, Madly, Deadly: Valentine Mystery Book Six by Jenna Harte
  40. STEELE (Daring the Kane Brothers) by Kelly Gendron <— STUNTMAN ALERT!! “...there are a few stunts even I’m smart enough not to try Jaylyn Rigsby is one of them. But when the raven-haired beauty The insurance company sent to oversee my stunts Dared me to take her on, well, now.. Challenge accepted ~ Steele…
  41. Motive (Office Roulette, Book Two) by Kennedy Layne
  42. The Season of Silver Linings (A Sweet Lake Novel Book 3) by Christine Nolfi
  43. Bad Game: A Geeky New Adult Romance (Leveling Up In Love Book 2) by Kat Alex Crystal
  44. Shattered Beginnings (No Longer Broken Duet Book 1) by Lilly Wilde
  45. Seeking Sanctuary (Shelter Me Book 1) by Annie Anderson
  46. His Wild Blue Rose: Indigo Knights Book IV by A.J. Downey
  47. Dangerous by Emily Vincent <— SHE MET HIM IN A BAR…I didn’t know who he was. I didn’t know what he was about. All I knew was that I was falling for him. Davis was a wonderful man. He was a great man that I thought could do no wrong. That could always make me happy and never make me sad. I was wrong, but everyone has their flaws, don’t they?”
  48. Consumed By You (The Consumed Series Book 1) by Alicia Marino <— HE’S HER NEW BOSS ALERT!! “…He’s a gorgeous billionaire who doesn’t date. I’m a hopeless romantic who’s just looking for Mr. Right. We couldn’t be more wrong for each other…but I still want him anyway…”
  49. Dare Me Once (Angel Fire Falls Book 1) by Shelly Alexander
  50. Pushing Thirty by Necole Ryse
                                                 

 

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

  1. Consumed (Vampire Awakenings, Book 8) by Brenda K. Davies - July 19th 2018
  2. Quit Your Pitchin’ (There’s No Crying in Baseball Book 2) by Lani Lynn Vale – July 20th 2018
  3. Have Me (Collateral Book 3) by LP Lovell - July 21st 2018
  4. Dirty Sexy Player by Laurelin Paige – July 23rd 2018
  5. Four Day Fling by Emma Hart - July 24th 2018
  6. Girls’ Night Out: A Novel by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke - July 24th 2018
  7. A Noise Downstairs: A Novel by Linwood Barclay - July 24th 2018
  8. Believe Me: A Novel by JP Delaney - July 24th 2018
  9. Lost Boy by M. Robinson - July 24th 2018
  10. Royal Bastard (Royals Undone Book 1) by Nana Malone - July 24th 2018
  11. Blind Love (Cowboys and Angels Book 5) by Kelly Elliott - July 24th 2018
  12. Moore Than A Feeling by Julie Richman – July 27th 2018
           

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!!! PRIME DAY has officially started!

Happy Monday everyone!!! A little over 15 books went live early today, and I’ll be adding more throughout the day. Also don’t forget!! PRIME DAY starts early today (3pm EST!!!) and ALL DAY TOMORROW! I. CAN’T. WAIT!!! And yes, I will add the best deals I can find, to today and tomorrow’s post (in their own section).

EARLY PRIME DAY SUPER-DEALS!!

P.S. Another don’t forget: We ‘re having a HUGE buddy-read right here on the blog for All Your Perfects: A Novel by Colleen Hoover (going live at midnight)!! And umm… you guys. I was bad. ;) I started it (my review copy). I was only taste-testing. I promise!!! AND OMG I AM HOOKED ALREADY. This is going to be an AWESOME read.

LOOK WHAT JUST WENT LIVE :D !!!

  1. Love Machine by Kendall Ryan <— KENDALL RYAN ALERT!! HE ADORES HER AS HIS BEST FRIEND & SHE ASKS FOR HIS HELP… “…She’s my best friend and has been for years. Sure she likes numbers and math, and thinks doing other people’s taxes is fun. And I like … none of that stuff. She’s obsessed with her cat and reads novels I’ll never understand, and yet we just click. There’s no one I’d rather share breakfast burritos with or binge watch hours of Netflix. She’s my person. And so when she takes off her glasses and asks me to help her improve her skills in the bedroom, I barely have to think about it…”
  2. The Major’s Welcome Home by Tessa Bailey <— TESSA BAILEY’S LATEST!!! I LOVE HER! “**The Major’s Welcome Home originally appeared in the OFF BASE anthology under the title OFF BASE: BECK AND KENNA**”
  3. Act of Brotherhood: An Immortal Ops World Novel (PSI-Ops / Immortal Ops Book 6) by Mandy M. Roth
  4. Sacred Silence: A Grey Wolves Series Novella by Quinn Loftis
  5. Sink or Swim (Anchor Point Book 8) by L.A. Witt <— M/M ROMANCE
  6. A Vicarage Wedding (The Holley Sisters of Thornthwaite Book 3) by Kate Hewitt
  7. No Remorse (A Manhunters Novel) by Skye Jordan & Joan Swan
  8. Bad Night Stand (Billionaire’s Club Book 1) by Elise Faber <— WHOOOOOOPS!!!! One night stand with a surprise! “...He’d also skipped out of town faster than a villain in a B movie, leaving me woefully unsatisfied. I’d chalked the whole incident up to a bad night stand and moved on with my life. That was before the news of a failed IUD. Before the plus sign. Before Jordan showed back up determined to make that night up to me. I didn’t want a baby or a payday or a sexy, stubborn man in my life. I wanted to go back in time and pretend none of it had happened…”
  9. The Promise of Everything – Garner-Willoughby Brothers Book Three by Blaire Broderick <— OH WOWOWOWOW!!! THIS. BLURB!!! She has an deadly health issue… but!!!! “…I thought it was funny, the way fate put him in my path just when I needed someone like him the most—but my sweet, serendipitous smile fades the moment I walk into the hospital to consult with the surgeon whose wait list I was placed on months ago. Turns out Jamison is none other than world renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Jamison Garner. He says he can save my life, but first he’ll have to break my heart.”
  10. A Lot Like Perfect (SEALs of Superstition Springs Book 2) by Kat Cantrell
  11. You Rock Me (Cooper’s Religion Book 1) by Allie Faye
  12. Coveted by Chaos (CKMC Book 3) by Linny Lawless
  13. Bad Night Stand (Billionaire’s Club Book 1) by Elise Faber
  14. Perfect Curves by Lanee Lane <— HER PERSONAL TRAINER…Penelope’s always had more to love. Her mother is sure to remind her. She lets her crazy best friend Noel talk her into joining a gym. What she didn’t expect to find was Reed. Her new personal trainer is fit, sexy, and everything she isn’t looking for...”
  15. Shopping for a CEO’s Honeymoon by Julia Kent
  16. The Quarterback: A New Adult Sports Romance ~ Landyn (The Rookies Book 1) by Zoë Lane <— FOOTBALL STAR ALERT!! “…Landyn thinks he’s still in college. This is the NFL. They don’t shield you when you screw up. You get cut. He’s self-destructing and he’ll ruin our team. I have two weeks to rebrand his image or I’ll lose my job as a crisis manager. What this job doesn’t teach you is how to ignore a man so big he takes up a room, or those blue eyes that kind of tether your soul when you stare at them too long. Or that arrogant smirk...”
              

 

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!

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

  1. All Your Perfects: A Novel by Colleen Hoover – July 17th 2018 <— WE’RE BUDDY-READING THIS ONE!!! :D !!!!
  2. Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott - July 17th 2018
  3. DIGGING A HOLE (The OHellNo Series Book 3) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff - July 17th 2018
  4. Cottage by the Sea: A Novel by Debbie Macomber – July 17th 2018
  5. Bound by Wreckage (Ravage MC Bound Series Book 6) by Ryan Michele - July 17th 2018
  6. Competence (Custard Protocol) by Gail Carrier – July 17th 2018
  7. Playing Hurt: An Aces Hockey Novel by Kelly Jamieson - July 17th 2018
  8. Consumed (Vampire Awakenings, Book 8) by Brenda K. Davies - July 19th 2018
  9. Quit Your Pitchin’ (There’s No Crying in Baseball Book 2) by Lani Lynn Vale – July 20th 2018
  10. Have Me (Collateral Book 3) by LP Lovell - July 21st 2018
  11. Dirty Sexy Player by Laurelin Paige – July 23rd 2018
          

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The Solemn Vow: A love story told from rock bottom
SERIOUS MARITAL STRIFE ALERT!!! New-to-me author but I really enjoyed this one! It’s as romantically angsty as it gets (a love triangle that totally goes “there”). You know… Arsen, Thoughtless… you get the picture. ;) Tons of heartache and indecision. You wanna be mad at her but there’s also the other side to blame (and I mean… SERIOUSLY!!). BOTH other sides, in fact.

Two men own my heart, and that’s unforgivable.

But no matter how euphoric she’s feeling when she’s where she thinks she wants to be, when the truth hits the fan, it splatters everywhere. She completely loses herself, her goals, her future, her current life, in her love story… and her intense heartache. I pretty much loved it. Yes… there are plenty of moments that have you second-guessing… everyone. But this one will have you reeling with her. The writing takes you there. When the author says this is based on a true story, she’s not kidding. I FELT this one every step of the way. Somebody definitely lived this.

So what’s it about?

Maddie and Cain are deliriously in love, married and have just moved back to their old hometown when Cain inherits his childhood home. It’s an old farmhouse, dilapidated and loaded in old memories, but they are excited to renovate it and make it their own, and start their family. Cain, having a steady income with his promotion allows Maddie to stay home and work on her artwork for potential contracts with publishers for children’s books. He’s supportive of her talent, and she’s going for her dream.

But it doesn’t take too long before Cain starts acting out of character…

“Cain?” I say softly, rubbing my arms briskly. It’s unnerving how cold it is. He lifts his head.

“Hey, baby.” His voice is heavy with sleep, and if it weren’t for the banister he’s leaning against, he’d probably topple over. “Sorry if I woke you.”

“What are you doing down here?”

He rubs the back of his neck. “I don’t know. I just found myself here.”

His dazed expression concerns me. He’s not a sleepwalker.

And soon he becomes moody and intolerant. He comes home from work, tired, irritated, and even irate, completely disrespecting her at every turn. Chastising her. Insulting her and making her feel ashamed for who she is and for the dream he once supported.

My chest tightens. His tone is all wrong. The glint in his eye is all wrong. With the exception of this morning, this is not how Cain acts.

She has NO idea what’s going on with him, but he’s breaking her heart, and he’s suddenly become… heartless. Seriously guys. Almost UNFORGIVINGLY so. So many times I wanted to throw my Kindle across the room.

The husband I know is uplifting and supportive. He would assume the opposite, that it’s everything to get excited about. He would pick me up and spin me around and tell me he’s so proud of me.

I don’t know who this man is, but he’s not my husband.

But then… there’s Jake. Her first true love that she was with for years. They broke up, and he completely devastated her and she thought she’d never be able to love again. But Cain proved her wrong… even though she’s second-guessing everything now. Especially now that Jake is back in town too after a recent separation with his wife, and while she feels like she has no-one to turn to as lonely as she’s become, Jake becomes her safe haven.

Yep. You know where this is going.

I have never felt so broken and expendable.

And I’m stopping there. This story will elate you, and infuriate you (in ALL ways). This is one of those. ;) The FEELING is woven perfectly in the words. Every single thing… it’s real. She’s true. I believed her every thought and emotion.

4 STARS!! <— It took me to the depths of romance/emotional devastation hell, and the multiple epilogues reveal the true ending. I feel satisfied.

P.S. Thank you to the author for sending me this review copy!!

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Oooooh FRIDAY THE 13th!! But no worries, today is proof that it isn’t bad luck, ’cause look at the awesome book-luck we have! Awesome sounding new releases, and some adamant recommendations! ;) P.S. I’m still adding on to the list as we speak, so it’s not officially done yet.

Also, I’m doing my best not to read the review copy of All Your Perfects: A Novel by Colleen Hoover that’s going live in just a few days, ’cause I wanna buddy-read with our book-crew. BUT OMG is it HARD not to jump in yet. Tee hee!!!

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE FOUND FOR THE WEEKEND :D !!

Sharon: I’m in a slump. I just finished the What He Doesn’t Know duet and I’m ruined. That was the best angst I’ve had in YEARS. Right up there with Kellan and Kiera angst (hmmmmm – maybe a re-re-re-re-re-read is in my future). The first book really delved into only Charlie and Reese POVs – then out of nowhere we get Cameron. I didn’t know who to root for. But really, there was no rooting because someone was going to be devastated. This truly was an ugly triangle that you just know would hurt any way it ended. I cried when she made her choice.
  • The Solemn Vow: A love story told from rock bottom by Bree Dahlia <— LIVE!!! OH THIS SOUNDS SUPER-STRESSFUL-ANGSTY!!!!! Just the way I love ‘em1 “My first love ruined me. My second love saved me. I used to believe in for better or worse. I used to believe in forsaking all others. But now my husband is no longer the man I married. And the man who took away my fairy tale wants to give it back. The one who broke me has become my lifeline. The one who fixed me has become my toxin…”
Stephanie: It sounds like my cup of tea ;)  Just 1clicked! Thanks
  • The Rule Breaker by Cat Carmine <— LIVE!!! THIS ONE SOUNDS LIKE FUN!!! SHE’S AN ADVICE COLUMNIST AND A RULE FOLLOWER… and then she broke ‘em after a one night stand… “…Now I’ve got even bigger problems, though. Because it turns out that wasn’t just some random guy. It was Tyler Grant. Rich. Playboy. Devastatingly gorgeous. Oh, and the publisher of my new dating advice book. All my instincts are telling me to run like hell. It’s what I’d advise anyone else to do. But nope. I’ve had a taste, and I’m hooked. Now I’m calling him at ungodly hours and showing up at his house drunk and begging for sex and tacos. In other words, breaking every rule in my own damn book…”
  • Drive by Kate Stewart <— ONE OF OUR 5-HUGE STARS FAVORITES is on super-sale right now!!! (thank you Amy!!) IN fact, here’s my review.

Linda: Finally put my big girl panties on and went all in and read Drive!! Fell in love with every single character. Amazing work Kate Stewart!!!

Teri: Just finished “Drive” oh my… I need a hug. I need a martini. I feel like I was hit by a Mack truck and now what am I going to read… Holy Me Oh My Oh, what a great, great, great, great, great (that’s 5-greats) book. When I first saw it popping up on this blog I thought ‘maybe’ but the gushing just never ended and I’m SO happy I jumped in on the “Drive” train. Thanks everyone for all great suggestions & gushes :-) .

Kim: Hi Maryse,  I have never known an actual author before, but this gal is delightful.  She has published her first Historical Romance Novel.  It comes out tomorrow.  I am hoping you can give her a shout out as I think she is going to be a great one.  She is a Wisconsin gal, growing up in a resort area and have known her for at least 12 years.  I read the first few chapters and am hooked  “In the Assassin’s Arms (Dagger of Desire Book 1) Kindle Edition,by Katherine Hastings.
  • The Tycoon: The King Family Book One by M. O’Keefe  <— LIVE!! MOLLY O’KEEFE’S LATEST! HE BROKE HER HEART and now she needs his help… “Five years ago, Clayton Rorick loved me. Or so I thought. Turned out he only wanted to get his hands on my daddy’s company. Heartbroken, I ran away with nothing but the clothes on my back. Like a twisted Cinderella. When my father dies, leaving my sisters in a desperate situation, it’s up to me to help them.  I’ll have to beg the man who broke my heart to save us.”
  • Hating You, Loving You by Crystal Kaswell <— Melinda enjoyed it!
Melinda: I just finished Hating you, Loving you. I really enjoyed it. But it was very slow until about half way.
  • Bad Habits Box Set by Staci Hart <— LIVE!!! STACI HART BOOK BUNDLE SUPER-SALE!!! ”*This box set includes three full length, bestselling novels, plus an exclusive epilogue novella.* Six best friends. Three love stories. One big city. Countless laughs.”
  • Claiming the Dragon King: The Elite Guards Novel by Amelia Hutchins <— TOTAL JERK-FACE ALERT & WE HAVE FEEDBACK!!! Tessa LOVED it!!!

Tessa: Finished Claiming the Dragon King. Loved it. :)

MichelleS: Finished Claiming The Dragon King. Man, he was hard to love. Total jerk-face. Wanted to slap him around. But that’s why I read this stuff, right?? Great addition to this super sexy series.

  • The Marriage Pact: A Novel by Michelle Richmond <— PSYCH THRILLER ALERT!! Amy also found us this one! Oooooh it MUST be mine!! They’re a happily married couple and they receive an invitation… “...The goal of The Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact. And most of its rules make sense. Always answer the phone when your spouse calls. Exchange thoughtful gifts monthly. Plan a trip together once per quarter. . . . Never mention The Pact to anyone. Alice and Jake are initially seduced by the glamorous parties, the sense of community, their widening social circle of like-minded couples. And then one of them breaks the rules…”
Amy: Also, The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond is on sale… normally 11.99! And boy, does it sound like it could be intense.
  • The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning <— STILL ROCKING OUR PARANORMAL ROMANCE WORLDS!!
Kerri: Ok, just ripped through the fever series and definitely want more, High Voltage (Fever) left me needing more Barron’s and Mac but stayed engrossed without them. Moning did leave it wide open to keep the series going. Any idea Maryse, if she plans on adding more?

 

           

 

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!

PREORDERS (The next few days & a few of next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Act of Brotherhood: An Immortal Ops World Novel (PSI-Ops / Immortal Ops Book 6) by Mandy M. Roth – July 14th 2018
  2. All Your Perfects: A Novel by Colleen Hoover – July 17th 2018 <— WE’RE BUDDY-READING THIS ONE!!! :D !!!!
  3. Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott - July 17th 2018
  4. DIGGING A HOLE (The OHellNo Series Book 3) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff - July 17th 2018
  5. Cottage by the Sea: A Novel by Debbie Macomber – July 17th 2018
  6. Bound by Wreckage (Ravage MC Bound Series Book 6) by Ryan Michele - July 17th 2018
  7. Competence (Custard Protocol) by Gail Carrier – July 17th 2018
  8. Playing Hurt: An Aces Hockey Novel by Kelly Jamieson - July 17th 2018
  9. Consumed (Vampire Awakenings, Book 8) by Brenda K. Davies - July 19th 2018
  10. Quit Your Pitchin’ (There’s No Crying in Baseball Book 2) by Lani Lynn Vale – July 20th 2018
  11. Have Me (Collateral Book 3) by LP Lovell - July 21st 2018
  12. Dirty Sexy Player by Laurelin Paige – July 23rd 2018
            

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