Author & Book News Roundup – April 2nd 2017

by Maryse on April 2, 2017 · 11 comments

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It’s time for another news round-up and I’ve got some goooooood stuff. In fact, you can actually WATCH two of ‘em, right now. :D Early release on a certain “tv show” (based on one of your favorite books) and then some more awesome news all around that I know there will be squeeing over.

P.S. Here’s the first bit of news. My latest book review is up, and this one is a MUCH-LOVED book here amongst our crew. Here’s my book review of My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Chris: Yay, so glad you enjoyed this one Maryse! I read it over a year ago and loved it. I even did a re-read which I hardly ever do.

Melissa: I read this a long time ago and loved it. I have another book by this author that I need to read.

Carol: I read this years ago. Loved it. And drama is very serious since I remember it well…given the amount of books I read, that is a positive.

And here’s more news! :D

Colleen Hoover‘s first two episodes in her “Confess: A Novel” series are up!!! She says:

“What do you guys think of the first two episodes on @go90? All seven episodes release Tuesday!”

Cara McKenna (one of my FAVORITE authors in the world) has an awesome blog that helps aspiring authors (kind of like a “Dear Abby” type thing that is SO fun to read)! And her latest post entitled “The Next Big Thing” (about chasing trends) and… it mentions me!! Oh yeah… she’s 100% my kind of author when she says:

“I want to write what I want to write, and I want to read what I want to read, whether it came out last night at midnight or thirty years ago.”


“I know you like the idea of chasing trends, but consider if you might also want to be a writer like Kristen Ashley, who wrote whatever the f*ck she wanted, and wrote and wrote and wrote, and ultimately became the embodiment of hot, herself. Do you want to be Kristen Ashley, or one of the many authors now clambering to chase the trends she probably didn’t even realize she was setting?”

I totally feel this.

Brittainy Cherry announced a new book (the cover and blurb!!) in her “Elements” series entitled “The Gravity of Us”. It’s coming out in just a couple of weeks (April 13th to be exact). Ahhhhh to sounds so love-story intense and angsty and YES PLEASE!!!

“…Despite his frozen heart and my readiness to run, we sometimes shared seconds. Seconds when our eyes locked and we saw each other’s secrets. Seconds when his lips tasted my fears, and I breathed in his pains. Seconds when we both imagined what it would be like to love one another…”

A.L. Jackson just finished her latest ROCK STAR SERIES book (and I think this is the final one in her “Bleeding Stars” series)!! She says:

Ahh STAND IS FINISHED!!! I kind of want to cry…these Sunder boys have been with me the last three years! It’s going to be soo hard to say goodbye to them. I can’t wait for you to meet ZEE!!! I think you might like him ;)

Joe Hill posted a HILARIOUS photo on Twitter of the cover letter that his father (*ahem* Stephen King!!!) “helped” him with. *snort*

“In the late 1990s I asked my Dad how to write a cover letter for my short fiction submissions. He was glad to help out.”

P.S. Speaking of Joe Hill… SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!! The Fireman: A Novel is super-bargain priced today!!!! Oh yeah… I SO one-clicked it!! YAY ME!!! A new contagious disease is causing people to burst into flame and now she sees the telltale signs on her own skin…

“…Now she’s discovered the telltale gold-flecked marks on her skin. When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact: they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected.

To Jakob’s dismay, Harper wants to live—at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term. At the hospital, she witnessed infected mothers give birth to healthy babies and believes hers will be fine too. . . if she can live long enough to deliver the child…”

Stephen King (well… while we’re on the subject) ;) , Entertainment Weekly just released the cover, blurb AND an excerpt of his (and his SON’S) upcoming book, Sleeping Beauties: A Novel. And all I gotta say is eek eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!!!!!!! Not his son, Joe Hill but his son Owen King!! GAH!!! Books about some weird-ass thing/disease/event that happens to an entire population of women FREAKS. ME. OUT. YAY!!!! :D

“In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place… The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices…”

Courtney Cole fans!!! You remember how she told us that her HUGE hit book If You Stay (The Beautifully Broken Book 1) was based on her very troubled son? Well she gives us an update on how he’s doing. YAY Gunner!!! :D

Lily White (she’s had one of her DARK READS BANNED!!) has a new release coming out in THAT. VERY. SERIES!!! It’s called “Her Master’s Redemption”. She just posted the cover reveal and blurb and it’s coming out in June. He’s the son of a Master and his courtesan (oooh I know that one!!). In fact, here is my Book Review of Her Master’s Courtesan. ;)

Some super-bargains finds (and a few new preorders)!!


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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jan April 2, 2017 at 10:42 PM

Hey! Am I first? Woo hoo!

The new Nora Roberts could be intriguing. Looks really different from her other books – kinda post-apocalyptic.

Lisa April 3, 2017 at 5:04 AM

And Im second!! Theyre all asleep Jan ;)

Lisa April 3, 2017 at 5:06 AM

Ive had My Life Next Door on my tbr forever. Slotting that in for the Easter holidays.

bev April 3, 2017 at 8:39 AM

Maryse, that’s a great shout out, lol.
Interesting point about following trends or making trends.
I was trying to think of what seems like the new trends this year?

Amy April 3, 2017 at 12:04 PM

What a great article by Cara McKenna (Badger’s momma!!), and the compliments she sent your way are well deserved. *hugs* So, that’s how you do it all…by reading 33 hours a day. *snort*

Even though Her Master’s Courtesan freaked me out *shudder* I still don’t think it should have been banned. That’s just wrong. And HMC freaking me out still didn’t stop me from clicking the Christmas book and from getting a little giddy (with a side of sick tummy) over the new one. His SON?!? Aw sh!t…

Grey April 3, 2017 at 12:31 PM

I’m currently reading HMC… *giggle* how appropo….

Amy April 3, 2017 at 12:35 PM

*pushes bottle of Jager over to Grey*

*slowly backs away from HMC*

Grey April 3, 2017 at 4:51 PM

*side-eyes Amy* I have got this. But I did mix a little Evan Williams Cherry in with my Pepsi, it’s been a long day….

Cheryl April 3, 2017 at 9:29 PM

Marsye, so true what Cara wrote about you!! Wow, if only I could figure out how to read 33 hours a day!!!

Grey April 3, 2017 at 9:38 PM

Alright, Amy… Maybe I could use a shot, or two… *blink, blink*

Amy April 3, 2017 at 10:59 PM

*lines up shot glasses and fills them with Jager*

Have you gotten to the “horse’s tail” in the kitchen yet? Excuse me while I rock in the corner and try to find a happy place…

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