Author & Book News Roundup – April 16th 2017

by Maryse on April 16, 2017 · 28 comments

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Happy Easter everyone!!! I have a feeling it’s been a busy weekend for everyone (what with the tax weekend, and the easter eggs hunts) but the news still abounds! In fact, I made us a little list of the extra-good stuff! :D


Simon & Schuster reminds us about this show TONIGHT ON STARZ!!!!! P.S. Based on THIS BOOK: The White Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 5). OMG I LOVE THIS COVER and if I can remember right, I read that it’s the “Game of Thrones” for women. Oooooooooh I LOVE the sound of that.

“Don’t miss it! #TheWhitePrincess premieres on @SuperChannel tonight at 9:00PM EST!

Colleen Hoover has just announced that she had to cancel her upcoming play for her book It Ends with Us: A Novel (P.S. I LOVED this book!! In case you missed it, here’s my review). She says:

“It is with great regret and sadness that I must announce IT ENDS WITH US the play has been cancelled.
Believe me when I say this decision did not come easily and is out of our control… (you can read more here)”

Max Monroe has a new book coming out and Grey found it for us saying: “So, Max Monroe is releasing a new book on the 25th, Dr OB. I’m excited. I love them… LOL!eek Eeeeeep!!! I just looked it up and I found it!! Not on preorder yet, but we can play with the details. ;) They say:

Dr. OB will be a LIVE release on April 25, 2017.
This book is a standalone romantic comedy that is part of the St. Luke’s Docuseries Novels. And believe us, you’re going to love these guys. Especially, Will.

**Dr. OB blurb**
It’s just a docuseries about your career as an OB/GYN, they said. It won’t interrupt your life during or after filming, they said. It is a great opportunity for the hospital and your practice, they said.

Well, they—the television executives who seem intent on ruining my career and personal life with a fair number of creative liberties—lied.

Now I’m stuck dealing with the consequences of believing them. What devotion I’d hoped to earn in respect, I’ve instead received in patients flashing me seductive smiles and flirtatious winks during their exams. How’s a guy supposed to convince the most perfect woman he’s ever met that he’s not as much of an idiot in real life as he appears to be on camera?

With all of the show’s side effects taking root like parasites, it’s going to take a lot to persuade Melody Marco to be anything more than my new nurse. But I can’t get her out of my head. I want her.

Good thing I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge…
Get ready, Melody.
The doctor is in.

Tillie Cole has TWO BIG SURPRISES for us, and both are coming soon!!! In just a few days, her book “Damnable Grace” will be released (April 23rd) and is a part of her Hades Hangmen series (not up for preorder yet) AND AND AND!!!!! I Do, Babe: A Novella (Hades Hangmen) will ALSO be released April 23rd (and is already up for preorder!!). She says:

*I Do, Babe: A Novella (Hades Hangmen #5.5) is to be read AFTER Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen #5)*

Hope you love it!!!

Kristen Ashley also announces more books in her MAGDALENE SERIES, and D.G. found us the news saying: “OMG!!! OMG!!! Sqweeeeee!!! Just saw where Kristin Ashley has a third Magdalene book coming out!!! LOVE ❤️ LOVED the first two! I CAN’T WAIT!!!!” So I researched… and here’s the author’s very own sneak peek of “The Time in Between”. ;) She says:

Kristen Ashley: “Hmm…I might have sent this in final to be formatted.”

Jan: Oooh goody. I liked the Magdelene books too. Slow, drawn out, but beautiful love stories. *excitedly goes to check out latest KA news*

Dot Hutchison has a new psych-thriller release!!!! Kim found me THIS awesome news about a book #2 sequel of a book many of us buddy-read together (remember this one??!!!! The Butterfly Garden (The Collector Trilogy Book 1) <— How could we forget?!) She said: “I know Butterflies in the Garden wasn’t your absolute favorite. I gave it a solid 4. BUT, the author has a second book releasing soon.” And here it is!!!! The Roses of May (The Collector Trilogy Book 2) <— DON’T READ THE BLURB unless you’ve read book #1. ;)  P.S. Here’s my review of book #1: “The Butterfly Garden”. *shudders*

Kylie Scott released her latest cover for her upcoming novel, Chaser (Dive Bar) (she says it’s her favorite cover so far!!). He’s a bad boy player and she’s a single pregnant-about-to-be-mom…

Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she’d had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric Collins, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labour during a snow storm and her car slides on some ice, it’s Eric who comes to the rescue…

Amy Harmon has a sequel too!!!! The Queen and the Cure (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles Book 2) will be coming out in just a few weeks, and she’s released the cover and blurb!! P.S. Here’s my review of book #1 (The Bird and the Sword)

There will be a battle, and you will need to protect your heart.

Colleen Hoover released an extended scene for her “Confess” TV show…

“I’ll Love You Forever Extended | Confess Show We all needed more time with Adam and Auburn and now thanks to all of you. we have it! Check out this extended #ConfessShow scene and watch the full series on”

Mia Asher is tempting us!!!! She has a new book coming out called “Love Me in the Dark” (not up for preorder yet, but here’s the HOLY MOLY HOTNESS cover & blurb!!) and it’s coming out April 23rd! She teases us with…”I look at you and dare to hope.” And then THIS (OMG!!!!!):

When he touched me, my body sang–
my soul came alive.

But I belonged to another man,
and he didn’t want to let me go.

Kim Holden‘s Bright Side is super-bargain priced right now. And I must insist!!!!!!!!! In case you haven’t read it yet and haven’t discovered what all the fuss is about, this INCREDIBLE tear-jerker is one I think you should read it now!! (P.S. Here’s my review)


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Tessa April 16, 2017 at 7:06 PM

Me first!

I haven’t read The White Princess specifically, but when I was in my teens, I went nuts for books like that. I read all sorts that Victoria Holt under the pseudonym Jean Plaidy. I couldn’t get into The White Queen, since that Queen was quite hated historically. Maybe this one will be a bit better. I’m not approaching it hating the main character.

Maryse April 16, 2017 at 7:10 PM

This looks so good I’m kicking myself that I don’t have Starz right now. Wondering if I should just read the book tonight instead. ;)

bev April 16, 2017 at 7:37 PM

Fictional books about real people has never been a favorite.
I know a lot of people love her books though.

Grey April 16, 2017 at 7:38 PM

Yeah, someone said that there was supposed to be an Outlander teaser on Starz tonight too??

Thanks for posting about the new Max Monroe book, Maryse, you’re the best! Looks like this is the first of 3… There will be Dr. ER and Dr. Neuro, so obviously, these are RIGHT in my wheelhouse. *Squee* I would love to get tapped to do an ARC read of these!!

Jan April 16, 2017 at 8:47 PM

I’ve been checking out Lauren Gilley’s Facebook page and her new Dartmoor MC book is coming out in May – not sure of the exact date. It has a cover now, so it can’t be too far away, although it’s not up for preorder on amazon yet. It’s called American Hellhound and it focusses on Maggie and Ghost, including how their relationship began. I can’t wait!! I loved Tastes Like Candy from last year, and I’m hoping this one’s as good. Apparently Ms Gilley’s going to do Fox’s story too, to come out in 2018. Goodie!!

Tessa April 16, 2017 at 9:13 PM

I think as far as real historical people, my favorite was A Court of Love by Jean Plaidy. It was the story of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Very intriguing. It all depends on if I like the person or at least find them intriguing. :D

PS, tomorrow… FALLEN CREST HOME!!!

Maryse April 16, 2017 at 9:27 PM

Ooooh that IS good news Jan. Okay I added it to my list for next week’s news. :D

Maryse April 16, 2017 at 9:28 PM

Eeeeeeep TESSA!!!! YES!!!!! I have to do my early bird list and that will be the star of the show!

Jan April 16, 2017 at 9:41 PM

Yeah Tessa I read a lot of books like that in my teens as well. Jean Plaidys, Anya Setons etc. Remember ‘Katherine’? I really loved that book. “Thou will get kings though thou be none.” Still gives me shivers. But I don’t tend to read that genre much now.

I don’t have Starz, but I would watch The White Princess if I had the chance.

Tessa April 16, 2017 at 9:57 PM

I didn’t read that one. They did fill a mood, though. I must have read A Court of Love five or six times at least. I’ll look Katherine up.

R. Renee April 16, 2017 at 10:39 PM

Speaking of author news, Colleen Hoover just cancelled the IEWU play in Sulphur Springs. I’m so crushed. And of course I had two nights in a hotel that are nonrefundable. :(

Jan April 17, 2017 at 12:09 AM

Dang it, R. You’ll just have to take a mini holiday there anyway. Is there much to do in Sulphur Springs?

Tessa, ‘Katherine’ by Anya Seton is about a real woman from (I think) the 1300s who became the mistress of the Duke of Lancaster then later married him. She was a commoner (I think) but their children (IRL) became the ancestors of most of the British royal family. I remember her brother-in-law was the poet Geoffrey Chaucer (who wrote The Canterbury Tales). It was a beautiful (and true) story, but I’m sure the writing style would feel bit old-fashioned now. And even though they were a pretty raunchy couple (she was reputed to be extremely beautiful and he was a bit of a playa) I’m sure there was no explicit stuff in the book and plenty of euphemism LOL. It’s a pretty well-known and well-respected ‘fictionalised biography’, though.

R. Renee April 17, 2017 at 12:12 AM

I’m making my husband go. The bookstore alone is worth the drive and the restaurant next door makes the best hurricanes I’ve ever had, so there’s that LOL. But I wonder how many other people got stuck with hotel rooms. Or even worse, flights! It would be awesome if CoHo would put together something for ticket holders as a backup, like a signing or a party or something.

Jan April 17, 2017 at 12:19 AM

I’m guessing a hurricane is a cocktail?

R. Renee April 17, 2017 at 12:20 AM

Yes! And this particular one is YUMMY! I’d probably make the 5 hour drive just for that ;) and they have really good fish and chips too…and now I’m hungry!

Grey April 17, 2017 at 10:58 AM

Is it wrong that I looked at the Mia Asher news and thought… hmmm, maybe this is the follow up to Arsen?? *shrug* what? Come on… someone else had to be thinking it too, right?

Maryse April 17, 2017 at 6:55 PM

I just saw that today. :( What a bummer… I LOVE that book so much.

Maryse April 17, 2017 at 6:55 PM

R… I’d go just to go to her bookstore. It seems so cool in there. A signed-book heaven!

Maryse April 17, 2017 at 6:57 PM

Yay Grey!! Another series reading order to dedicate a post to!!! :D

R. Renee April 17, 2017 at 7:08 PM

Oh yes definitely. I love her bookstore. I also found these 2 marvelous Sulphur Spring must-sees the hubs and I have on our agenda!

The Southwest Dairy Center & Museum with big cow statues! And America’s Only Public Bathrooms with See Through Walls! I’d link, but then I’d go to moderation jail :(

Jan April 17, 2017 at 7:37 PM

*gulp* see through walls? wtah?

R. Renee April 17, 2017 at 7:39 PM
R. Renee April 17, 2017 at 7:40 PM

One link at a time is ok! Here’s the Dairy Museum!

There’s no need to be jealous guys. Everyone’s welcome! :lol:

Jan April 17, 2017 at 7:44 PM

OKaaaayy. Whew! You see OUT not IN!!!!! What a relief!!!! (Yeah, my mind went there………)

R. Renee April 17, 2017 at 7:45 PM

Really? Well that’s not nearly as exciting.

Jan April 17, 2017 at 7:47 PM

Huh. The big cow is cute. (I know, but hey, I live in a dairy area.) We have *big* things in Australia too – the Big Pineapple (and you can go inside!), the Big Banana, the big Murray Cod (a type of river fish) etc etc. Kinda kitsch, but people still love ‘em.

R. Renee April 17, 2017 at 7:49 PM

I joke, but I’m actually excited. I think it’s going to be goofy fun!

Jan April 17, 2017 at 9:16 PM

Especially the toilets ……. :O

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