14 Earlybird Book Releases + some that are going live at midnight…

by Maryse on May 22, 2017 · 53 comments

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Happy Monday!!! We have some GREAT looking earlybirds, and I get to choose my next read.

But it’s a hard decision to make. I have FOUR books at the top of my TBR list right now that I’m excited about and I don’t know which one to choose for tonight. Do I choose Sustained by Emma Chase (’cause everyone loves that one, and I one clicked it awhile ago), or do I choose the just released “CURVEBALL” that sounds angsty as HECK. Or!!! The one Amy raved so much about recently, The Female of the Species, or… now that book #2 just went live today, should I jump into #1 (Something in the Way). Four AWESOME looking choices, so I’m not complaining. ;) I just don’t know which one I’m more in the mood for.

Either way, LET’S READ!!! :D

P.S. In case you missed it, here’s my latest book review, I gave it 5 stars, and there’s a reaction video, too. ;)  ➔ Book Review – God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo


  • Stand: A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel by A.L. Jackson <— LIVE LIVE LIVE!!! A.L. JACKSON’S LATEST ROCK STAR BOOK IS LIVE!!! It sounds a touch forbiddeny!!! :D!! “She needed a savior and somehow she became mine. Taking her was a betrayal. But keeping her means risking everything. One look at Alexis Kensington, and I know she’s worth the fight...”
  • Somebody Else’s Sky (Something in the Way Book 2) by Jessica Hawkins <— REMEMBER FORBIDDENY BOOK #1??!! Something in the Way (Something in the Way Series Book 1) <— FEATURED in a few of our reader questions and MUCH-LOVED by our crew, here?  Well here’s #2!!! I’m not reading the blurb ’cause I totally one-clicked #1 and have all intention of reading it ASAP. And now #2 is out so maybe I will marathon-read it. :D !!!
  • Sexy Motherpucker: A Sexy Flirty Standalone Romantic Comedy by Lili Valente <— HOCKEY STAR ALERT!! UNREQUITED LOVE TOO!Brendan Daniels is the sexiest man alive. The captain of the Badger’s NHL team is also clever, kind, funny, and was my good friend…until we cruised out of the friend zone one weekend with a red-hot fling. Come Monday morning, I wanted to keep riding the Big O train to happy town, but Brendan wanted someone who was “stepmom” material. A.K.A, not me, apparently...”
  • Twenty-Two (Assassins Series Book 12) by Toni Aleo <— TONI ALEO HOCKEY STAR ALERT!!
  • All for You (Sweetbriar Cove Book 2) by Melody Grace <— PASTRY CHEF ALERT!!…when an unexpected detour leads her to the dilapidated bakery on Blackberry Lane, she decides to take a chance on her dreams and leave it all behind for a new life in Sweetbriar Cove. She has everything she needs for baking bliss — she just isn’t expecting her new landlord to melt her heart...”
  • The Steam Tycoon by Golden Czermak <— STEAMPUNK ALERT!!
  • Shameless (The Shameless Trilogy Book 1) by M. Malone & Nana Malone
  • Twice the Dirty (Dirty F**kers MC Book 4) by Sam Crescent <— LIVE!!! BIKER BOOK ALERT!!Leo and Paul know they wanted to share a woman, to start a family, and to love one woman together, but no one has ever been able to handle the two of them for more than a bit of fun. They aren’t interested in one night stands—they want forever...”
  • Reel to Real: (A Hollywood Romance) by Kahlen Aymes <— FAMOUS STAR ALERT!! SHE WAS WARNED NOT TO FALL FOR HIM……Even though we couldn’t say it out loud, we both knew the moments filming were our only opportunities be real with each other; when everyone else thought we were only we were acting...”
  • Without Words by Delancey Stewart <— FIREFIGHTER HAD AN ACCIDENT & NOW STRUGGLES TO COMMUNICATE… “...When the tattooed guy who completely ignored her at a bar walks by and offers her a hand wrangling a tile saw, Dani can’t afford to say no—and why would she say no to Mr. Strong and Silent when his stare conveys more than words could?”
  • The Girl by Holly Ryan <— SOUNDS INTRIGUING & PROFOUND (and maybe a bit chilling)? SPANISH FLU RAVAGES THE WORLD... and he finds a little girl.  ”Thomas Mallory leads a simple life after a childhood trauma leaves him scarred. That is, until the night he stumbles upon a frozen, lost little girl. The girl is Evelyn, and she carries with her nothing but a strange, unhealing wound. That, and the power to thrust Thomas into the lives of two poverty-stricken children who appear destined to succumb to the sickness. And when he discovers that one of them may hold the key to the world’s suffering, he’s torn between his own selfish desires, the fears of his past, and the burden of deciding what’s right...”
  • Entwined : (An Evolve Series Wedding Novella) by S.E. Hall <— “A look back… at the wedding of Dane & Laney.”
  • All That I Am (Men of Monroe Book 1) by Rachel Brookes
  • Just a Little Junk by Stylo Fantome <— STYLO FANTOME’S LATEST BOOK IS LIVE!! And it’s super-bargain priced right now! She wakes up after a night of partying and finds a dead guy in her trunk… “...When her older brother’s best friend offers to help, things start looking up. They’ve known each other since she was thirteen, and ten years later, he still treats her like a little kid – surely, committing felonies has to trigger some sort of spark. Together, they wind up going on an adventure that takes them all over Los Angeles. From raves to penthouses to strip clubs. All in the search for the answer to her question. Who is the dead guy in my trunk!?”


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{ 53 comments… read them below or add one }

Nay May 22, 2017 at 6:30 AM

Good morning! Somebody Else’s Sky is mine!!

Ela May 22, 2017 at 6:31 AM


Nay May 22, 2017 at 6:35 AM

Yes, Maryse! Marathon read the Something in the Way books!

Lisa Aiello May 22, 2017 at 7:32 AM

Without Words had my name alllll over it – and then I realized I have an ARC of it (and I better get it read!!!!)

Leslie M May 22, 2017 at 7:36 AM

Happy Monday! I’m in search of a good audiobook this a.m. to keep me company while cleaning. This book slump is killing me…. everything lately is DNF. Let’s hope I find SOMETHING to hold my interest. Otherwise, it’s gonna be “listen to Twilight for the gazillionth time” kind of a day.

Maryse May 22, 2017 at 7:38 AM

YES NAY!!! Okay!!! I can’t wait!! :D

Leslie M May 22, 2017 at 7:38 AM

I can’t listen to music because Chris Cornell is my fave and that will just make too sad.

I LOVE HIM!!!! My heart breaks for his family.

Maryse May 22, 2017 at 7:38 AM

Leslie let’s read Something in the Way!!!

Leslie M May 22, 2017 at 7:52 AM

Maryse, I was going to say that Curveball sounds AMAZING!!!! (Something in the Way sounds good too but I think it’s a trilogy)

Ela May 22, 2017 at 9:56 AM

YUP! It’s a trilogy… :roll:

Tessa May 22, 2017 at 10:37 AM

Oooh, a new Stylo Fantome! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

I’d one click but I did the update on my laptop so… *waits*

R. Renee May 22, 2017 at 10:45 AM

That is a book I’d buy just for the cover, Tessa!

Tessa May 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM

:D I like the cover too. I’ll be honest though. I bought it because of who the author is.

Ela May 22, 2017 at 2:31 PM

bev, Fabi, Tessa, and Maryse – did ya’ll see this book A Million Junes by Emily Henry?

Robyn May 22, 2017 at 2:54 PM

I’m diving into God-Shaped Hole!

bev May 22, 2017 at 3:14 PM

Ela it’s a sequel book. I just bought the first cause on sale.

White Hot!!!

How long have I been waiting? ? Yay!

Ela May 22, 2017 at 3:22 PM

bev, I read it’s standalone.

Lauren May 22, 2017 at 3:35 PM

Leslie M, I was just listening to all of the tributes other musicians are doing. U2 did one last night, Aerosmith, Ryan Adams, Eric Church, etc….Ryan Adams did an amazing Black Hole Sun.

Amy May 22, 2017 at 5:57 PM

I’m waiting for the last book before I attempt Something in the Way, even though it is SO freaking tempting! Oh that’s right, I still have to finish Love Me in the Dark since I spent the last couple of days one-clicking and playing with and organizing my library instead of actually reading. Y’all ever go through those spells? Wanting to read and knowing you are in the middle of a crazy good book but you just can’t settle down enough to actually read so you end up just gazing at your pretties and moving them around in your library and updating book spreadsheets and…and…yeah, it’s probably just me. *snort*

And Curveball…oh man, my heart clenched just from the blurb. MINE!!

Also, anyone else keep hearing the song Black whenever you see the title Somebody Else’s Sky?

“I know someday you’ll have a beautiful life
I know you’ll be a star, in somebody else’s sky
But why, why, why can’t it be, why can’t it be mine?”
GAH!! That song always gives me a lump in my throat…

Maryse May 22, 2017 at 6:02 PM

Oh MY I LOVE that Amy!!!!!!

I have to listen to that. Do I know it? I must know it, right?

Maryse May 22, 2017 at 6:05 PM

DO IT ROBYN!!!! YAY ROBYN!!!!!! :D !!!!

Maryse May 22, 2017 at 6:05 PM

I didn’t Ela!!

*goes to look it up*

Amy May 22, 2017 at 6:06 PM

I’d bet my next martini you DO know the song!

Nay May 22, 2017 at 6:18 PM

Amy–I’m reading Somebody Else’s Sky and the heroine *just* mentioned that song! I LURVE this series!

Sharon May 22, 2017 at 6:19 PM

I dropped EVERYTHING for Somebody Else’s Sky – I am engrossed and love it! I hate that it’s a cliffhanger, but it’s almost sweeter, angstier having to wait!

Miranda May 22, 2017 at 6:27 PM

Awesome list! The Line by Amie Knight went live early today too and is the best book I have read in a LONG time!

Amy May 22, 2017 at 6:28 PM

Really?!? So there IS a connection between the book and song!

*sigh* The song makes me all nostalgic. Maybe it’s just because it reminds me of a boyfriend I had from age 16 to 17. We won’t talk about the fact he was almost 20 when we met… *giggle*

Nay May 22, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Yes, Amy! That’s where the title came from!! I don’t want to say too much to give anything away, but the heroine’s interest/connection to the song is explained in the first book.

Sharon–me too!

Nay May 22, 2017 at 6:32 PM

Amy–I just saw the part about what the song reminds you of. That’s very similar to the book! (except the hero is even older, and I’m not saying whether they are a couple or not)

Leslie M May 22, 2017 at 6:33 PM

Lauren, I am going to check out those other tributes. I did not see U2 or Aerosmith.

Amy May 22, 2017 at 6:45 PM

*gasp* Now I REALLY have to read it, Leslie!

Jan May 22, 2017 at 6:58 PM

Maryse I vote you read Sustained. It’s really fun, sweet and sexy.

I see Blood Oath the second Sawbones book is about to come out. I have the first one still on my tbr *embarrassed grin* Has anyone read the first one? Was it good?

Sharon May 22, 2017 at 7:39 PM

I read Sustained at the beach. It had me laughing like a lunatic! Loved the entire series! Now back to my current obsession!

Fabi May 22, 2017 at 8:36 PM

Road to the Sun by Keira Andrews is supposed to release tomorrow. Shes an automatic one-click for me. Y’all remember Beyond the Sea last year? 5-star shipwreck. ;-)

Cheryl May 22, 2017 at 8:39 PM

Is A Girl Like Me the conclusion or is there a third book?

Cheryl May 22, 2017 at 8:41 PM

Really curious about the song connection in Something In The Way series, since I love Pearl Jam. That was until I saw book 3 isn’t released until October!!

bev May 22, 2017 at 9:00 PM

Jan, I have. And yes I liked it. It does get a bit violent and the foreshadowing a bit heavy handed, but still I thought it was unique. Also be aware that some of the characters have prejudices and speak in ways that were common then.

bev May 22, 2017 at 9:06 PM

Your right, Ela. I don’t know why I thought it was a sequel.

Kate May 22, 2017 at 9:58 PM

Sustained was so good! It had me laughing out loud and was very sweet.

I one-clicked Curveball and now plan on staying up way too late to read it. I have so many good books on my TBR, but I just couldn’t ignore that blurb!

Jan May 22, 2017 at 10:03 PM

Thanks for the feedback bev. I do plan to read it eventually lol. My tbr is mountainous. :)

Tessa May 22, 2017 at 10:54 PM

Okay… my brain is no longer remembering things. I read a book a little while ago, and loved it. Then, book two comes out and I’m like, huh… have I read anything by this author? *reads the blurb* It sounds familiar… but isn’t that also the other book too… *gets the first book on KU* *reads the first four pages* *suddenly remembers everything*

My brain hurts now.

Julie o May 23, 2017 at 4:49 AM

I vote for Sustained. Loved it Maryse!

Maryse May 23, 2017 at 5:25 AM

LOL Tessa! Yes that happens to me… and I understand the pain. ;)

Maryse May 23, 2017 at 5:26 AM

Cheryl I just saw that preorder too. October?!! GAHHHHHHH!!!!

Maryse May 23, 2017 at 5:27 AM

OH YEAH Fabi!!! I one-clicked that one for myself (the shipwreck one). It looks like this new one is not showing up in Kindle format yet… *sigh*

Maryse May 23, 2017 at 5:28 AM

Wow SO many for Sustained!!! Okay I need a good laugh after that heartache I just went through.

Maryse May 23, 2017 at 5:42 AM

Amy OH YEAH!!!! LOL!!! OF COURSE I know that song. *hands over martini a little early in the morning but it’s 5am… er pm somewhere right?* ;)

Maryse May 23, 2017 at 5:51 AM

Leslie M, Soundgarden and Chris Cornell have always been forever favorites for me. My heart aches, too.

Just in March I was commenting on him :( :


Submitted on 2017/03/28 at 8:17 PM | In reply to bev.
Oh I LOVE CHRIS CORNELL. Back in his Sound Garden days with his long gorgeous hair, and now in all of his handsome mature man glory.

He was (is) my dream rock star.


Leslie M May 23, 2017 at 12:56 PM

Maryse, for your own sanity don’t go looking on youtube for chris cornell videos because when you see him with his kids you will cry. I used to love watching them…now I am staying clear.

God bless his family.

Cait May 23, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Ok so Iv read curveball cuz that blurb was just itching at me to one click! But gah for me it didn’t live up to expectations borderline boring and very predictable! No angst in it and I love a good tummy turner! Can’t wait to see what you guys think!!

Maryse May 23, 2017 at 5:51 PM

I appreciate your feedback Cait, on that one. Thank you so much. <3

Maryse May 23, 2017 at 6:14 PM

I just don’t understand it, Leslie. He was a successful adult (a classic rock star forever!), with kids, and supposedly a loving relationship. My heart hurts.

Leslie M May 24, 2017 at 5:41 AM

Cait, that stinks about Curveball! I loathe boring books. I will try it sometime and I will dnf if it doesn’t thrill me. Sometimes having low expectations going in helps.

Maryse, I can’t stop thinking about Chris Cornell.

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