Author & Book News Roundup – April 8th 2018

by Maryse on April 8, 2018 · 20 comments

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TWO BIG HUGE ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!!! One, today is Kristen Ashley’s birthday!!!!! :D !!! Happy birthday to one of our absolute favorite authors, writer of the most exciting alpha-jerks (that become swoon-worthy alpha males). Tee hee!! AND…

<— Speaking of alpha-jerks and favorite authors, Rebel Heir: Book One (The Rush Series) by PENELOPE WARD & VI KEELAND’S LATEST JUST. WENT. LIVE!!!!!!! GAH I LOVE THIS COVER & I love these authors so hard! Her SEXY BAD BOY BOSS… and he’s mean to her!

“How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony looking crowd. A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season.

Check. Check. Check.

I should add—especially when the guy is your sexy, tattooed God of a boss.

Especially when he not only owns your place of employment but inherited half of the town.

Especially when he’s mean to you.

Or so I thought…”

And now… more book news:

FIRST!!! Jewel E Ann is having a Transcend Duet SIGNED giveaway right here on the blog!! Our book crew is losing their minds over this duet, and book #2 (Epoch) is going live at midnight. And guess what??? The author is offering a signed set right here for one lucky commenter!

Lauren Gilley gets down deep about her latest release Red Rooster (Sons of Rome Book 2)!!! She reveals details regarding the title her inspiration, where she THOUGHT it would go, to where it actually went… and so much more. I LOVE when authors let us into their stories “behind the scenes”. Here’s a snippet of what she posted:

“Here we are at the official Red Rooster debrief. This continues to be one of my favorite parts of the book release process. I get to share teasers and snippets along the way, but they’re out of context, and I don’t get to share as much as I’d like to. I can’t promise that this debrief won’t have spoilers – I won’t try to say anything too obvious, but proceed with caution on that front.
Alright.

A.L. Jackson has a new release coming out in her “Fight for Me” series. on May 7th called “Lead Me Home”. And just posted the cover reveal and blurb!! “...She was my sister’s best friend, and I destroyed any chance of keeping her. When her safety is threatened, I have a second chance to do the right thing. But as soon as she moves in, I want her in all the wrong ways. All it takes is a brush of her hand, and I’m losing all control. The fire between us is only burning hotter. But neither of us saw what was coming...”

Kate Stewart will be releasing her latest book, The Real like… ANY DAY NOW!!!!!!! In fact, we CAN buy the paperback, but we’re still waiting for the ebook to go live. Could it be tonight? I dunno, but I. AM. STALKING IT!!!!! She met him online… and oh how this one sounds like it will tear my heart out!!

…We both agreed to check our bags at the door and put our future hopes and aspirations on the table. It worked. I fell in love with his no holds barred attitude, sexy smirk, and undeniably good heart . . . and for a while we forgot about our baggage. We happily tripped over it to get to the other, neither of us willing to show the contents of our pasts in the off chance it could ruin us.

We built our love on a foundation of gray. It was life in black and white that threatened to tear us apart…

Shanora Williams is starting a new fun project! She’s started a Book Box subscription called The Royalty Book Box. If you are interested in the Royalty Book Box, you can check out this link to get the scoop & to reserve one of our very first boxes for yourself → https://kck.st/2JcQg1d. She says:

…The Royalty Book Box is something I have been thinking about bringing to life for quite some time and now that I have a little peace and stability, I’m ready to give it life.

I know there are a ton of book box subscriptions out there, but my goal is to make sure every Royalty Box sent is amazing and worth receiving. Though I have been working tirelessly on this project for months y’all, it intimidates me. Why? Because I know it will get tricky, but I love a good challenge…

Michelle A. Valentine has a release coming out this month! “The Right One” will be live on April 26th! No preorder yet, but I’ll keep an eye out and post it when it goes live. :D The single mom and her new neighbor that was her old high school crush… YES PLEASE!!

“Licking my wounds, I’m forced to take my son and move back home to start over. Also not in my plans is Kane Decker, my high school crush, still living next door to my parents. Yet there he is, in all his mouth-watering glory, determined to help me find the carefree girl he once knew.”

 

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Kooloo April 8, 2018 at 1:35 PM

Penelope AAANNNDDDDD Vi K = DONE. *click*

Kooloo April 8, 2018 at 1:41 PM

Good afternoon Happy Lazy Sunday!
I’ve started Naynay’s MC rec by Cat Porter and IT IS HOWWTTT :o
I’m def’ loven’ it ;)

Cheryl April 8, 2018 at 2:48 PM

Was ready to read Rebel Heir until I saw that it is book one in a duet. Will put it on my tbr to read closer to book two’s release in May.

Maryse April 8, 2018 at 2:51 PM

I’m still adding news… but boy how I want to read right now. LOL!!! I wanna read your current duet obsession that will officially be complete at midnight. ;)

Grey April 8, 2018 at 3:27 PM

Maryse, girl… you know I don’t often throw recs at you. But, I’m telling you. You must read Transcend.

Maryse April 8, 2018 at 3:40 PM

Absolutely ON IT, my friends. I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!! :D

Amy April 8, 2018 at 6:21 PM

Oh my, The Real is SO mine when it comes out!!!

Starting Transcend as soon as I get supper going…

bev April 8, 2018 at 7:05 PM

So, Kooloo fell in love. I have recs and arcs hitting my inbox.

I’ll try Kooloo. I really will, because of slump not because I don’t trust your recs. I still am so happy you tried Healer. Just all sure why not. :)

Kooloo April 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM

I am in big time LURV right now esp with Jewel & Maryse’s Transcend/Epoch 2 BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!

crap!
I can’t think of any deja-vu moments right now…

bev YOU HAVE TO READ THIS DUET
oh and I’m almost Healer (epi 14 or 15 i think)
so what are you gonna give next?!?

AMZZZZ YOU SAW https://youtu.be/p9wE8dyzEJE
I neeeeed to see this
was it good?

MichelleS April 8, 2018 at 8:10 PM

I’m reading Transcend! You were all sooooo right. It’s amazing.

Kooloo April 8, 2018 at 8:37 PM

*nudges Mybelle* Told ya so

Sharon F April 8, 2018 at 8:50 PM

I am going to save Transcend for after I finish The Thief. In the meantime, the New Camelot series is holding my attention. So many excellent books out there!

bev April 8, 2018 at 8:54 PM

I LOVE ep 15.

I’ll definitely try. Maybe go in blind and all.

Kooloo April 8, 2018 at 9:34 PM

Oh Yes Yes Yes
Blind is Best
for this Duet
— a poem by Kooloo

Diana April 9, 2018 at 5:23 AM

Woah, I was up all night reading the transcend duet. Y’all. The feels. It was unexpected. Idk how I feel tbh. Can’t wait to read what y’all thought about it!!!

Grey April 9, 2018 at 8:43 AM

Diana, come to the GR buddy group… We spoiler tag there… You can unload *ALL* of your feels there.

Maryse April 9, 2018 at 11:08 AM

Sharon F, we’ll probably end up buddy-reading it. I’m just about to start…

Diana April 9, 2018 at 12:37 PM

Grey, where do I find this group? Goodreads? Sorry, I’m a novice at the book community, other than reading this website for years it’s a whole new world.

Grey April 9, 2018 at 12:45 PM

Yes, Diana, Follow this linky ;-) https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/19290888 I promise we dont bite.

Nay April 9, 2018 at 7:09 PM

I agree-I went in blind too and I think that made it much better!

And if you come to our GR thread, DON’T click on the spoilers if you don’t want to ruin it!

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