Author & Book News Round Up + tomorrow’s pre-orders – Monday November 16th 2015

by Maryse on November 16, 2015 · 9 comments

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We’re kicking off today’s author news (and boy do we have tons!!) with a reader question!

Theresa: Whoa! Got email they cancelled the Evan Arden box set! Anybody know anything?

Oh!! Ohhhhh!!! I KNOW!!!! *waves hand in the air* Pick me!! LOL!!!

Shay Savage just posted this:

“To make a long story short, the preorders for Evan Arden have been cancelled. I missed a step in the setup process while I was traveling, and Amazon’s automated process cancelled all the orders. I’m working with them to get it fixed so it can still go live this week, but I don’t have any details at this time. Everyone who preordered will have to order again…”

J.A. Huss is releasing a student-teacher romance book called “Eighteen”!!! Yes… she just turned eighteen so we’re safe in that regard, but IT WILL BE MINE!!!! :D According to Goodreads, it’ll be out November 18th. Wait! That’s in just a coupla days!!! *gasp*!!!! From the blurb…

His attention is completely inappropriate, but I can’t say no. The way he looks at me… the way he watches me through my bedroom window… the way he drags me deeper and deeper into his completely forbidden fantasy world

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! DARK READ Just went live last night in case you missed this!! Corrupt by Penelope Douglas OMG this sounds crazy, I can’t even choose a part of the blurb I wanna highlight, ’cause the 2nd part of the blurb is WAY different than the first part… so I say this blurb must be read for THAT jolt!! —->

Tessa: The tummy twists part I’m at in Corrupt is killing me. Yep, death by book nerves is now a thing.

Grey: Now I just read the blurb for Corrupt and squeed…. So not professional for me to be squeeing at work right now! Must. Try. To. Resist. Gah, this isn’t going to end well. Thank God Friday is payday.

Jean: Oh, but I have to read Corrupt first by Penelope because damn, that blurb!!!!!!!!!!! Join me?

Allison: Holy. CRAP.

I just read the blurb for Corrupt and then was going to come here to comment and basically say “WHAT THE CRAP WITH THIS BLURB?!” but you beat me to it.

You are on point, Maryse!

I. Am. Dying.

I hope this is as good as that blurb makes it seem. Off to download sample. STAT.

Did you guys know that I posted THIS 4.5 star review last night of a FABULOUS BULLY BOOK?!!! Seriously. This is old school “new adult” book-bully, swoon-worthy, totally broken bad guy (bad boy?) awesomeness! —> Book Review – Tangled by Em Wolf

K.A. Linde JUST RELEASED this one today!! Emeralds (All That Glitters Book 3) <— “Find out how Trihn goes from prodigy to party girl in this sexy full-length prequel to PLATINUM in the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.

T. Gephart JUST RELEASED this one TODAY!  Slide (Black Addiction Book 1) <— A ROCK STAR and a girl… “Seemed like fate had more than just a platinum album planned for his future. Alison Williams had the perfect life. Or at least she did until her world came crashing down around her, in the most epic way. 
With her future no longer a certainty she finds herself out of her comfort zone and into unchartered territory—a place where Rusty Crawford likes to spend most of his time.

Elizabeth Hunter has posted a prologue! She says:

“You can read the prologue for Imitation & Alchemy, Ben and Tenzin’s next novella, over on my website for free. I’ll be posting this story serially, one chapter a week, on my blog before I release it next year.”

Elizabeth Hunter also started a fun little Facebook post about her ”muse” for grown-up Ben is in the Elemental Legacy series…” :D

Kendall Grey is also posting a creepy free serial on her website! Here is the latest installment!

Jill Myles (one of my old paranormal favorites) and just plain author awesomeness, just posted that her own father has released books in a new series!! Here’s #1: The Rise of the Queen: An Epic Four-Part Fantasy (The Coming of Darkness Book 1)

Olivia Cunning (of super-steamy rock star erotica Sinners on Tour and Sole Regret fame!) has been writing! She just posted about her latest upcoming release!

“I spent my summer writing the next volume of the Sole Regret saga and it’s finally ready! Treat Me is Jacob and Amanda’s second book in the series…”

Pepper Winters declares Indebted is finished!!

“After so many words, after six books, after debts and death and destruction…
After love and laughter and lust…
Is it…OVER?
I JUST FINISHED FINAL DEBT. I edited the final word. I tweaked the final paragraph. I’m…done…
I don’t know if I want to party or cry.

Gena Showalter is editing her upcoming release (The Darkest Torment (Lords of the Underworld) and just found a part in her book where her character is giving advice to another character and totally contrdicts herself. LOL!!!! I love this! She says:

“I’m working on line edits for THE DARKEST TORMENT. Anya just gave the heroine relationship advice:

Don’t be remembering all that sh*tty stuff he did. Seriously. Hide nothing, but make sure you keep your secrets. Never lie. If you want to have a little fun, threaten to leave then—surprise—don’t leave. Oh, and most important, if he messes up, never let him forget it.

Um, contradict yourself much, Anya?”

Goodreads is having their annual “Best Books of 2015″ awards and you can vote!

Jojo Moyes’ fabulous book-to-movie, Me Before You: A Novel will now be out earlier (in March) instead of June 2016!! As per the article on

“Insiders say the new release is a better time to hook women, particularly those off from college and high school on spring break. Me Before You is directed by Thea Sharrock from a screenplay that was penned by Moyes.”

Kristen Ashley had a fun “Q & A” on her Facebook page, and one of the things I was very excited about is what she’s working on, right now!

“Weirdly, for the first time, I’m currently working on two books. The next in the Colorado Mountain Series, Deke and Justice’s story, and an erotica I might not have the guts to release (but I’m having fun writing it), a BDSM with an alpha-male sub. But you’ll get Deke and Justice, for sure!”

She also says:

“As for the Rock Chicks, I kinda update folks with their cameos in other books but I intend for our cast of characters to be pretty present in the Mace and Stella spin-off I hope to get to in the not-too-distant future. So yes. They’re be updates!”


“I do hope to do a military series with Landon and Jude (Faye’s brother from BREATHE). It may take me some time to get to it but I hope to! See Chaos’s page on my website…”

and!!! Her hardest story to write? ONE OF OUR FAVORITES!

THE GOLDEN DYNASTY. It has some seriously difficult issues in it but it also was a very strange new world that had to be built from the ground up, including a language. So it was “hard” but it was a marvelous “hard”. I loved every second of writing that!”

and!! About Will Wood…

“He’ll be the bookend to the Colorado Mountain series…”

and!! When she was asked if her badasses were real… she said:

“Well, I don’t have one but they are real. I grew up with them. Just Halloween night, was standing in my brother’s front yard and he was inspecting his decorations and he stood right where he was, ten feet from me, and ordered, “Kris. Here.” (don’t call me Kris, I only let three people call me that and that’s enough). I looked at him like, “Yep. That’s where I get this shit.” Doing this while going there, of course.”

And she clarified the “real or made up” by saying:

“In WALK THROUGH FIRE. Millie’s friend Kelli is based on a conglomerate of friends back home in Indiana. But other than that, they’re all fictional. In other books, there are loads of characters based on folks I know. My little love letters to them…”

*sigh*!!! I LOVE IT!! You guys, this mini Q&A was awesome… it just goes on and on and I’d quote the whole darn thing in a dedicated post here, but it already exists on her Facebook page, so I’ll let y’all check it out. ;)


And just a few of tomorrow’s highly anticipated pre-orders that *should* be going live at midnight…

PRE-ORDERS (just a few highly anticipated ones for tomorrow or at midnight!! :D )

  1. Some Sort of Crazy (Natalie and Miles): A Happy Crazy Love Novel by Melanie Harlow - November 17th 2015
  2. To the Stars: A Thatch Novel by Molly McAdams - November 17th 2015
  3. Monster Prick (An Older Brother’s Best Friend Romance) by Kendall Ryan - November 17th 2015
  4. Some Sort of Crazy (Natalie and Miles): A Happy Crazy Love Novel by Melanie Harlow – November 17th 2015
  5. Perfectly Imperfect by Harper Sloan - November 17th 2015
  6. Tricky Twenty-Two: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich - November 17th 2015

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Theresa November 16, 2015 at 5:41 PM

Yes yes yes! Callie Hart’s Rogue is Live. Rebel was such a cliffy!

Fabi November 16, 2015 at 6:02 PM

I’m excited about Oblivion by JL Armentrout coming out Dec 1st. I trully loved the Lux series. I was sad when it ended. This extra novella is going to be a treat.

Tessa November 16, 2015 at 7:46 PM

Oblivion is awesome. It’s such a great series. Final Debt will be mine when it releases. I need that pre-order ASAP! You all know how nuts I have gone over the series and this is the end!

Maryse November 16, 2015 at 7:50 PM

Yay thank you Theresa!!! :D

Yes do I need to add that one, too fabi. Lemme check if it’s in the right lists…

Fabi November 16, 2015 at 8:16 PM

I’ve been a little confused about the two versions of Oblivion coming out. I should have just gone to the author’s webpage. She explains it very straightforward:

1. Oblivion (Trade paperback) – will just be Obsidian in Daemon’s POV
2. Oblivion (digital copy across all retailers) – will be Obsidian, Onyx, and Opal in Daemon’s POV

She couldn’t put all three stories in the print version because it would have been over 1300 pages. :-O

Fabi November 16, 2015 at 8:16 PM

so…NOT a novella !

Lisa November 16, 2015 at 9:34 PM

Ooooh Final Debt. I’ll have to get brave and tackle Fourth Debt after squirrelling that away.
One-clicked T Gephart’s Slide. The Lexi series and Power Station series are some of the best rockstar (*snickers* rockstar auto corrects to rickshaw??) books I’ve read.

Lisa November 16, 2015 at 9:38 PM

Can I just add…..
I am totally in awe of the three actual real life authors we have here!! And a tiny bit intimidated.
Hope all goes well in the writing festival. And…just Gosh. Inspiring.

Cheryl November 17, 2015 at 8:01 AM

Also have Crush (The Tainted Love Duet Book 2) by Kim Karr on my list for releasing today.

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